US Pat. No. 10,191,395

THERMAL CONDITIONING UNIT, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Neatherlands B.V., ...

1. A thermal conditioning unit to thermally condition a substrate, the thermal conditioning unit comprising:a thermal conditioning element comprising a first layer, in use, facing the substrate and comprising a material having a thermal conductivity of 100 W/m·K or more, a second layer and a heat transfer component positioned between the first and second layers; and
a stiffening member which is stiffer than the thermal conditioning element and configured to support the thermal conditioning element so as to reduce mechanical deformation thereof, the stiffening member arranged such that the second layer is positioned between the heat transfer component and the stiffening member,
wherein the thermal conditioning element is supported on the stiffening member in a non-contacting manner.

US Pat. No. 10,191,364

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OMNIDIRECTIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY

360Brandvision, Inc., La...

1. A display system comprising:a plurality of image source surfaces each comprising a black translucent rear projection material disposed within a base frame, each of the black translucent rear projection materials having a top surface and a bottom surface and arranged to present an image;
an upper frame object comprising a plurality of display surfaces, wherein each one of the plurality of display surfaces is aligned with the top surface of one of the image source surfaces, thereby arranged to reflect one of the images so that content from the images is visible from all points along an arc extending around the object for more than 180° within a plane, wherein the display surfaces are provided by reflective polyethylene terephthalate foil mounted on the upper frame object;
a plurality of digital projectors mounted in the base frame, each one of the plurality of digital projectors oriented to project light onto the bottom surface of one of the image source surfaces; and
a cooling system including a fan mounted directly to the base frame and a heat sink mounted within the base frame, wherein the display surfaces and base frame containing the digital projectors and cooling system are pre-fabricated and configured to be transported in one piece.

US Pat. No. 10,191,362

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND PROJECTOR

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A light source unit, comprising:a plurality of elemental light sources each including light emitting elements and drive circuits, the light emitting elements that emit light of an emission wavelength including a plurality of different wavelength bands, and the drive circuits respectively driving the light emitting elements;
an integrated control circuit that controls the drive circuits; and
band optical characteristic acquisition sections that receive light of an amount correlated with a total light amount of output luminous fluxes, acquire light emitting intensity indicating values correlated with light intensity for the respective different wavelength bands and acquire wavelength deviation indicating values correlated with deviation from a reference wavelength for one or more of the different wavelength bands, the output luminous fluxes being collection of light beams emitted from light emitting elements,
wherein the integrated control circuit at least intermittently acquires band optical characteristic acquisition data and generate the light emitting intensity indicating values and the wavelength deviation indicating values, the band optical characteristic acquisition data being generated by the band optical characteristic acquisition sections,
the integrated control circuit holds light emitting intensity indicating value target variation information, the light emitting intensity indicating value target variation information being used to reduce difference between color phase indicating values correlated with the integrated light color of the output luminous fluxes and target color phase indicating values by feedback control of the drive circuits, the feedback control being performed to reduce difference between the light emitting intensity indicating values and target light emitting intensity indicating values for the respective different wavelength bands, and the light emitting intensity indicating value target variation information being used for determination of variation of the light emitting intensity indicating values with respect to the target light emitting intensity indicating values for the respective different wavelength bands matched to each of assumed appearance modes of the wavelength deviation indicating values, and
the integrated control circuit determines the variation of the light emitting intensity indicating values for the respective different wavelength bands, in accordance with the light emitting intensity indicating value target variation information belonging to one appearance mode assumed on a basis of an actual mode of the generated wavelength deviation indicating values, out of the appearance modes of the wavelength deviation indicating values.

US Pat. No. 10,191,356

METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATING TO DETECTION AND/OR INDICATING A DIRTY LENS CONDITION

Light Labs Inc., Palo Al...

1. A method of operating a device including a plurality of at least three optical chains, the method comprising:capturing a first image using a first lens of a first optical chain;
capturing a second image using a second lens of a second optical chain;
capturing a third image using a third lens of a third optical chain;
performing a first comparison of said first image or a characteristic of said first image to the second image or a characteristic of said second image;
performing a second comparison, said second comparison being a comparison of said third image or a characteristic of said third image to another image or a characteristic of said another image, said another image being either the first image or the second image;
determining, based on at least one of said first and second comparisons, that a dirty camera lens condition exists, at least one of said first, second and third lenses having been determined to be dirty when said dirty camera lens condition exists, said at least one lens being a dirty lens;
associating dirty lens information with an image captured using said dirty lens; and
combining captured images to generate a composite image, the image captured using the dirty lens being treated differently during the image combining process used to generate the composite image than an image captured using a clean lens.

US Pat. No. 10,191,352

OPTICAL COMPONENT FOR MODULATING A LIGHT FIELD AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft z...

1. An optical component, being configured for modulating a light field incident on the optical component, wherein the light field has a predetermined center wavelength, comprisinga stack of refractive layers being arranged on a substrate, being made of materials having a third-order nonlinearity, and having alternatingly varying refractive indices (n), including a linear contribution (n0) and a non-linear contribution (n2), and determining reflectance and transmittance spectra of the optical component, wherein
the refractive layers are configured such that reflectance and transmittance of the optical component have a Kerr effect based dependency on the intensity (I) of the incident light field with n=n0+I·n2, wherein
the refractive layers are made of at least one of dielectric and semiconductor layers, and
the non-linear contribution (n2) is below 10?12 cm2/W, wherein the optical component has at least one of the following features:
the dielectric layers are made of at least one of Ta2O5, Nb2O5, HfO2, TiO2, ZrO2, Al2O3 and SiO2, and
the semiconductor layers are made of at least one of Ge, Si and ZnSe.

US Pat. No. 10,191,301

CORNEAL REMODELLING CONTACT LENSES AND METHODS OF TREATING REFRACTIVE ERROR USING CORNEAL REMODELLING

Brien Holden Vision Insti...

1. A contact lens for treating an eye with myopia, the contact lens comprising:an optic zone having a refractive first power, which corrects distance vision of the eye, the optic zone comprising a central zone and an outer zone surrounding the central zone, and
a structural profile to effect flattening remodeling of the cornea of the eye when the contact lens is fitted to the eye,
wherein the central zone has an increased thickness relative to the outer zone, the increased thickness providing at least part of said structural profile to effect flattening remodelling of the cornea; and
wherein the central optic zone has a positive differential power of between 0.5 D and 4.0 D, which is positive relative to the first power.

US Pat. No. 10,191,299

ZONE EXTENSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

AMO Development, LLC, Sa...

1. A method of performing a prescriptive treatment on an optical system of a patient, through use of a computer, the method comprising:inputting an original normalized Zernike expansion coefficient for the optical system, the original normalized Zernike expansion coefficient associated with a first pupil dimension;
calculating a modified normalized Zernike expansion coefficient for the optical system, the modified normalized Zernike expansion coefficient associated with a second pupil dimension, the second pupil dimension greater than the first pupil dimension;
determining a treatment for the optical system of the patient based on the modified normalized Zernike expansion coefficient, wherein the modified normalized Zernike expansion coefficient is calculated based on the original normalized Zernike expansion coefficient scaled by a scaling factor, the scaling factor comprising a ratio of the second pupil dimension to the first pupil dimension, the ratio raised to the power of a factor comprising a radial degree of the coefficient; and
performing the prescriptive treatment according to the treatment determined, wherein the prescriptive treatment comprises a member selected from the group consisting of an intraocular lens treatment, a contact lens treatment, and a refractive laser treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,291

MAGNIFIED-LOOK DIAMOND JEWELRY

H.K. DESIGNS INC., New Y...

1. A jewelry setting, comprising:a magnifying lens having a given diametrical size;
a band configured to hold and support the magnifying lens;
a precious stone having a diametrical size substantially smaller than the diametrical size of the magnifying lens and a table surface facing the magnifying lens, said precious stone being located centrally below the magnifying lens, the precious stone being spaced away from the magnifying lens;
a precious stone setting configured to stationarily support the precious stone directly below the magnifying lens, at such position relative to the magnifying lens as to produce a magnified image of the precious stone at a top surface of the magnifying lens; and
the precious stone setting being affixed to the band that holds the magnifying lens by a plurality of prongs, each said prong having one end attached to the band and another end attached to a stone setting which physically holds the precious stone.

US Pat. No. 10,191,285

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND GAZE DETECTION SYSTEM

FOVE, INC., San Mateo, C...

1. A head mounted display that is mounted on the head of a user and used, the head mounted display comprising:an irradiation unit that irradiates the eyes of the user with invisible light;
a display that causes a light emitting element that emits light including the invisible light to emit the light and displays an image for the user to view;
an imaging device capable of capturing an image formed by the invisible light; and
an output unit that outputs an image captured by the imaging device as an image for gaze detection,
wherein the display includes a coated surface formed on a surface thereof that transmits the visible light and reflects the invisible light,
the coated surface prevents the invisible light emitted from the display from reaching the imaging device, and
the imaging device images the eyes of the user using the invisible light radiated from the irradiation unit, reflected by the eyes of the user, and reflected by the coated surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,264

REAL-TIME FOCUSING IN LINE SCAN IMAGING

LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING,...

1. A system comprising:an objective lens having an optical field of view;
a stage configured to support a sample;
at least one focusing line sensor positioned within a first optical path of the optical field of view and configured to receive a first portion of the optical field of view from the objective lens;
at least one imaging line sensor positioned within a second optical path of the optical field of view and configured to receive a second portion of the optical field of view from the objective lens while the at least one focusing line sensor receives the first portion of the optical field of view from the objective lens; and
at least one processor that controls one or more of the stage and the objective lens,
wherein, within the optical field of view, the first portion is spaced apart from the second portion by a distance h which satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,191,262

WAVEGUIDE FOR MULTISPECTRAL FUSION

Qioptiq Limited, St. Asa...

1. A system comprising:an optical waveguide configured to receive multispectral radiation from a scene;
a first optical component configured to cause:
a first portion of the multispectral radiation with wavelengths in a first range to exit the optical waveguide at a first position; and
a second portion of the multispectral radiation with wavelengths in a second range to travel through the optical waveguide from the first position to a second position via total internal reflection;
a second optical component configured to cause the second portion of the multispectral radiation to exit the optical waveguide at the second position; and
a first objective for a first optical sub-system, wherein the first objective is configured to receive the first portion of the multispectral radiation after exiting the optical waveguide at the first position;
a second objective for a second optical sub-system, wherein the second objective is configured to receive the second portion of the multispectral radiation after exiting the optical waveguide at the second position;
the first optical sub-system is configured to process the first portion of the multispectral radiation, and
the second optical sub-system is configured to process the second portion of the multispectral radiation; and wherein the system is configured to produce an image of the scene that comprises:
a visual representation of the first portion of the multispectral radiation; and
a visual representation of the second portion of the multispectral radiation, wherein the visual representation of the first portion of the multispectral radiation and the visual representation of the second portion of the multispectral radiation overlap each other in the produced image.

US Pat. No. 10,191,259

ZOOM LENS AND CAMERA DEVICE

TAMRON CO., LTD., Saitam...

1. A zoom lens having a telephoto end and a wide angle end, and comprising in order from the object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens group,wherein the following conditional expression (2) is satisfied:
0.7965?f1/?(fw×fT)?1.3  (2)
where fw is a focal length of the zoom lens taking a wide-angle position, fT is a focal length of the zoom lens taking a telephoto position, and f1 is a focal length of the first lens group,
wherein the first lens group comprises at least one lens piece that satisfies the following conditional expression (3):
0.018??PgF  (3)
where PgF is the partial dispersion for glass for the respective wavelengths 435.8 nm, 486.1 nm, and 656.3 nm of spectral lines g, F, and C, given by the following expression (3):
PgF=(ng?nF)/(nF?nC),
where ng, nF, and nC are the refractive indices for the respective wavelengths 435.8 nm, and 486.1 nm, and 656.3 nm of spectral lines g, F, and C, and
?PgF is a deviation from a straight line defined by a first point having as its x, y coordinates the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d=60.49 and the partial dispersion PgF=0.5393 for a glass type C7 and a second point having as its x, y coordinates the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d=36.30 and the partial dispersion PgF=0.5829 for a glass type F2, where the Abbe constant on the d-line ?d is given by the following expression:
?d=(nd?1)/(nF?nC),
where nd is the refractive index for the wavelength 589.6 nm of spectral line d,
wherein the following conditional expression (4) is satisfied:
0.60?Lt/fT?0.75  (4)
where Lt is an entire length of the optical system of the zoom lens taking a telephoto position, and fT is a focal length of the same of the zoom lens at the telephoto position,
wherein the second lens group is held in a fixed position while all the other lens groups are displaced when zooming from a wide-angle position to a telephoto position to vary magnification,
wherein a surface closest to the object side of the third lens group is convex toward the object side,
wherein the third lens group is an immediately adjacent lens group to the fourth lens group, and
wherein during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the third lens group is axially moved toward the object side.

US Pat. No. 10,191,242

MOVEABLE MIRROR ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE CASE

Scandit AG, Zurich (CH)

1. A case for a portable electronic device having a display screen on a front of the portable electronic device, the case comprising:a housing having a shape fitted at least in part to a shape of at least a portion of an exterior of the portable electronic device and arranged to receive and hold the at least the portion of the portable electronic device, the housing comprising:
a first opening on a front surface of the housing to correspond to a position of the display screen on the front of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is disposed in the housing;
a protrusion extending from a back surface of the housing and integrated with the housing, the protrusion having a protrusion top surface, the protrusion being arranged to extend away from a back of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is disposed in the housing;
at least one second opening in the protrusion top surface of the protrusion from the housing; and
at least one optical element, disposed within the protrusion from the housing, to convey light between the at least one second opening in the protrusion top surface of the housing and the back of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is disposed in the housing, the at least one optical element comprising at least one light-redirecting component arranged in the protrusion so as to redirect light entering the at least one second opening in the protrusion top surface of the protrusion, when the portable electronic device is disposed in the housing, to a camera disposed on the back of the portable electronic device,
wherein:
the protrusion comprises one or more mounting elements, disposed inside the protrusion, to provide a mount that is angled with respect to the back of the portable electronic device and angled with respect to the protrusion top surface; and
the at least one light-redirecting component is mounted on the one or more mounting elements so as to be mounted angled with respect to the back of the portable electronic device and angled with respect to the protrusion top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,238

FIBER OPTIC CABLE MANAGEMENT KIT AND CHASSIS

DMSI International, Veni...

1. A fiber optic cable management kit, comprising:a plate adapted to secure to a chassis floor, the plate comprising a plurality of slide-lock apertures disposed through a top face of the plate, the plurality of slide-lock apertures comprising a first group of slide-lock apertures and a second group of slide-lock apertures spaced apart from the first group of slide-lock apertures, wherein each of the first and second groups of slide-lock apertures comprise first slide-lock apertures oriented in a first direction and second slide-lock apertures orientated in a second direction opposite the first direction;
a cable tie down adapted to slide-lock engage the plate, the cable tie down comprising a slide-lock engagement feature and a compliant mechanism each adapted to engage in one of the plurality of slide-lock apertures of the plate, the cable tie down further comprising opposing first and second rows of spaced apertures adapted to receive cable tie downs therethrough; and
a fiber organizer adapted to slide-lock engage the plate, the fiber organizer comprising a slide-lock engagement feature and a compliant mechanism each adapted to engage in one of the plurality of slide-lock apertures of the plate, the fiber organizer further comprising a plurality of spaced parallel arcuate walls each capped with a cable retention feature configured to retain at least one cable between adjacent ones of the spaced parallel arcuate walls, the cable retention feature comprising first and second spaced projections extending perpendicularly from a respective parallel arcuate wall in a direction of an adjacent parallel arcuate wall.

US Pat. No. 10,191,227

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR WITH SMALL PROFILE, AND CABLE ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME

Alliance Fiber Optics Pro...

1. A fiber optic connector, comprising:first and second ferrules each configured to support at least one optical fiber and arranged to extend parallel to each other in a ferrule plane;
an inner connector body having a front end from which the first and second ferrules extend and a back end opposite the front end;
a latch arm extending outwardly from the inner connector body and intersecting the ferrule plane;
a handle having a housing portion in which the inner connector body is at least partially received and a grip portion extending rearwardly from the housing portion, wherein:
the housing portion of the handle is in the form of a tubular body with sides that extend from a front opening of the housing portion to a rear opening of the housing portion;
one of the sides of the housing portion includes an opening through which the latch arm extends; and
the handle can move relative to the inner connector body so that the housing portion can cause the latch arm to flex toward the inner connector body;
an outer connector body coupled to the back end of the inner connector body;
first and second inner springs extending within the inner connector body and outer connector body, wherein the first and second inner springs bias the respective first and second ferrules ferrule toward the front end of the inner connector body; and
a spring push received in the outer connector body, wherein the spring push includes first and second slots for accommodating the respective at least one optical fiber that the first and second ferrules are configured to support, and wherein the spring push defines first and second spring seats for positioning the first and second inner springs in the outer connector body.

US Pat. No. 10,191,223

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical connector comprising:a first plug that secures a first fiber with a first ferrule in an end thereof;
a second plug that secures a second fiber with a second ferrule in an end thereof, the first plug and the second plug jointly rotating around an optical axis common to the first ferrule and the second ferrule, the second plug having a projection;
a sleeve that receives the first ferrule of the first plug in one end thereof and the second ferrule of the second plug in another end thereof;
a shell that encloses the first plug and the second plug therein, the shell providing a hollow that engages with the projection of the second plug; and
a spring provided between the first plug and the shell, the spring pushing the first plug against the second plug outward from the shell,
wherein the first ferrule of the first plug makes physical contact against the second ferrule of the second plug,
wherein the shell has a slit and a cut, the slit providing the hollow in one end thereof,
wherein the cut extends from an edge of the shell facing the second plug to another end of the slit, and
wherein the slit circumferentially extends on a surface of the shell and has an edge closer to the edge of the shell, the edge of the slit making a distance to the edge of the shell gradually increasing from the end continuous to the cut to the hollow.

US Pat. No. 10,191,204

MATERIALS AND LIGHTGUIDES FOR COLOR FILTERING IN LIGHTING UNITS

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,191,199

DISPLAY INCLUDING A FILM LIGHTGUIDE BENT AROUND A GUIDE ELEMENT

Flex Lighting II, LLC, C...

1. A display comprising:a light source;
a spatial light modulator with a first outer surface and an active area;
a film including a body having an inner surface and an opposing outer surface in a thickness direction of the film, the body of the film comprising a light emitting region defined by a plurality of light extracting features, the light emitting region is positioned adjacent the active area of the spatial light modulator in the thickness direction and is substantially parallel to the first outer surface of the spatial light modulator;
a light input region of the film configured to receive light emitted from the light source;
a light mixing region of the film positioned along the film between the light input region and the light emitting region such that the light emitted from the light source propagates by total internal reflection from the light input region, through the light mixing region, and into the light emitting region in a total internal reflection condition, wherein the light extracting features redirect a portion of the light out of the film in the light emitting region toward the spatial light modulator; and
a guide element positioned along a first edge of the spatial light modulator, the guide element having a surface curved in a first plane comprising the thickness direction of the film, wherein
the film is folded along the curved surface of the guide element at a first fold in the first plane such that the first fold positions a portion of the light mixing region above or below the active area of the spatial light modulator in the thickness direction;
the light mixing region comprises the first fold; and
the inner surface of the film in the light mixing region is curved along the curved surface of the guide element at the first fold and is in contact with the curved surface at the first fold.

US Pat. No. 10,191,175

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAPPING A GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF A FORMATION ON ONE SIDE OF A SURFACE USING MAGNETIC MOMENTS OF DIFFERENT VALUES

Skytem Survey APS, Aarhu...

1. A method for mapping geological structures of a formation on a side of a surface, comprising:generating a magnetic moment using at least one magnetic moment generator to build up a magnetic field in the formation in an on-period, wherein the magnetic moment is positioned on another side of the surface;
changing the magnetic moment to change the magnetic field; and
making at least one record in a recording device at a recording time trecord in an off-period, wherein the record includes at least a representation of the change in the magnetic field and/or a representation of the magnetic field obtained by a B/E-measuring unit;
wherein the on-period is separated from the off-period by the act of changing the magnetic moment;
wherein the acts of generating, changing, and making are performed to execute a first sequence;
wherein the method further comprises repeating one or more of the acts of generating, changing, and making to execute a second sequence, each of the first and second sequences lasting a sequence period and comprising at least one moment period;
wherein in each of the first and second sequences, a plurality of magnetic moments are generated;
wherein the first and second sequences are executed at a same position or at positions that are separated by a maximum distance of 50 m;
wherein the at least one magnetic moment generator is configured to be carried by an airborne vehicle;
wherein the second sequence is consecutive to the first sequence, and wherein the first and second sequences are consecutively repeated; and
wherein each magnetic moment in the repeated consecutive first and second sequences has at least one adjacent magnetic moment having a different maximum absolute magnetic moment.

US Pat. No. 10,191,170

SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION USING WATER VEHICLES

WESTERNGECO L.L.C., Hous...

1. A seismic acquisition system, comprising:at least one unmanned water vehicle;
at least one seismic streamer having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the at least one unmanned water vehicle, and wherein the at least one seismic streamer has one or more seismic sensors coupled thereto for recording data in a survey area; and
a buoyancy compensation mechanism coupled proximate to an end of the at least one seismic streamer, wherein the second end of the at least one seismic streamer is not attached to a secondary vessel, and wherein:
the buoyancy compensation mechanism is configured to change an orientation of the at least one seismic streamer between a substantially vertical direction and a substantially horizontal direction through a water column;
the buoyancy compensation mechanism is configured to orient the at least one seismic streamer towards the substantially vertical direction using at least the weight of the buoyancy compensation mechanism as a ballast; and
the first end of the at least one seismic streamer is disposed closer to a water surface than the second end of the at least one seismic streamer is oriented in the substantially vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,161

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE LOCATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF A RADIATION SOURCE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A handheld device for the location and identification of a radiation source, comprising:a radiation transparent housing;
a radiation locator device disposed within the radiation transparent housing operable for determining the location of the radiation source, wherein the radiation locator device comprises a plurality of gamma detection crystals arranged in a geometric pattern and separated by a gamma shielding material, a plurality of detectors coupled to the plurality of gamma detection crystals, and a processor module coupled to the plurality of detectors;
one or more of a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal disposed within the radiation transparent housing; and
one or more detectors coupled to the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal and the processor module;
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal, the one or more detectors, and the processor module are collectively operable for identifying the radiation source; and
wherein the one or more of the neutron detection crystal and the gamma spectroscopy crystal comprise both a neutron detection crystal and a gamma spectroscopy crystal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,156

VARIABLE FLUX ALLOCATION WITHIN A LIDAR FOV TO IMPROVE DETECTION IN A REGION

INNOVIZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD....

1. A LIDAR system, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
control at least one light source in a manner enabling light intensity to vary over a scan of a field of view using light from the at least one light source;
control at least one light deflector to deflect light from the at least one light source in order to scan the field of view;
obtain an identification of at least one distinct region of interest in the field of view;
during a first scanning cycle, cause light to be projected at a first light intensity toward at least one field of view pixel associated with the at least one distinct region of interest, wherein the at least one field of view pixel corresponds to a portion of the field of view from which reflected light is translated into a single data point; and
following the first scanning cycle and during at least one subsequent second scanning cycle, increase light allocation to the at least one distinct region of interest relative to other regions in the field of view by causing light to be projected at a second light intensity, higher than the first light intensity, toward the at least one field of view pixel associated with the at least one distinct region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,191,155

OPTICAL RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF A VEHICLE

LUMINAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A lidar system comprising:a light source configured to emit light pulses;
a scanner configured to scan a field of view of the light source across a field of regard of the lidar system, including direct the light pulses at different angles relative to a forward-facing direction toward different points within the field of regard; and
a receiver configured to detect light from some of the light pulses scattered by one or more remote targets to identify a return light pulse, the receiver including:
a lens having a lens plane, wherein the lens is configured to focus the return light pulse; and
a plurality of photodetectors arranged on a detector plane behind the lens, wherein the detector plane is nonparallel to the lens plane to generate a wedge shaped depth of field.

US Pat. No. 10,191,149

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEMANTIC SENSING

LUCOMM TECHNOLIGIES, INC....

1. A semantic sensing system comprising:a first sensing entity;
a semantic engine coupled with the first sensing entity;
a memory associated with the semantic engine, the memory storing a plurality of semantics;
the memory further storing
a first semantic inference rule for a composite semantic comprising a group semantic;
the semantic engine further being configured to perform a control action by:
inferring the composite semantic based on an input from the first sensing entity at a first time and the first semantic inference rule;
adjusting a weight for the composite semantic based on an external input;
and performing the control action based on the adjusted weight for the composite semantic.

US Pat. No. 10,191,139

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBJECT TRACKING ANTI-JITTER FILTERING

ISOLYNX, LLC, Haverhill,...

1. An object tracking anti-jitter filtering method, the method comprising:periodically receiving, within an object tracking system, a raw location point for a tracking tag attached to a tracked object;
averaging raw location points corresponding to an averaging window to periodically generate an averaged location point; and
determining physical movement of the tracked object based upon three most recently determined average location points corresponding to the object; and
adjusting a most recent of the three average location points such that the determined physical movement of the tracked object does not exceed predefined physical limits of the tracked object.

US Pat. No. 10,191,124

SENSOR CIRCUIT

SII Semiconductor Corpora...

1. A sensor circuit configured to perform intermittent operation that includes an active period and a sleep period, comprising:a physical quantity detection unit configured to output a physical quantity detection signal that has one of two different potential levels depending on an applied physical quantity;
an output driver configured to output a logic signal to an output terminal in response to the physical quantity detection signal;
a clock generation circuit configured to output a control signal that is used to control the intermittent operation to the physical quantity detection unit, and configured to output a sampling signal in the sleep period;
a potential detection circuit configured to detect a potential at the output terminal, and to output a detection signal; and
a clock control circuit configured to receive an input of the sampling signal and an input of the detection signal, and configured to output a mode switching signal to the clock generation circuit, the mode switching signal being a command to switch the clock generation circuit to a test mode when a given signal pattern is detected in data that is obtained by sampling the detection signal based on the sampling signal.

US Pat. No. 10,191,109

EMBEDDED TRANSIENT SCANNING SYSTEMS, TRANSIENT SCANNING DATA VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS, AND/OR RELATED METHODS

Pragma Design, Inc., Ber...

1. A transient scanning and data visualization system comprising:one or more transient event detectors associated with one or more nodes and configured to detect whether a transient event was incident on an associated node;
one or more intensity detection circuits configured to determine an intensity level of a transient event if the transient event is detected by a transient event detector for an associated node; and
a monitoring circuit configured to determine the effect of transient events based on stored transient event characteristics for the one or more nodes, including an indication of whether a transient event was incident at a node and the corresponding intensity level of the transient event;
wherein the system is configured to be operable to import transient scanning datasets, render and display the imported transient scanning datasets, highlight detection nodes and connections according to selection points, and export important segments into a failure analysis report, presentation, or video.

US Pat. No. 10,191,102

AUTOMATIC CURRENT TRANSFORMER POLARITY CORRECTION

UTILITY RELAY COMPANY, C...

1. A method of processing current transformer data, comprising the steps of:obtaining, by an electronic protection controller for a circuit breaker, first current data based on a first current signal from a first current transformer on a first phase of a three-phase electrical circuit protected by the circuit breaker;
obtaining, by the electronic protection controller, second current data based on a second current signal from a second current transformer on a second phase of the three-phase electrical circuit;
obtaining, by the electronic protection controller, third current data based on a third current signal from a third current transformer on a third phase of the three-phase electrical circuit;
determining, using at least the first current data, the second current data, and the third current data, whether one of the first current transformer, the second current transformer, and the third current transformer is an improper polarity phase current transformer that is connected to the electronic protection controller with an improper polarity by determining whether a magnitude of a vector sum of a first phase current on the first phase of the three-phase electrical circuit, a second phase current on the second phase of the three-phase electrical circuit, and a third phase current on the third phase of the three-phase electrical circuit is greater than each individual magnitude of the first phase current, the second phase current, and the third phase current;
upon determining that said one of the first current transformer, the second current transformer, and the third current transformer is an improper polarity phase current transformer that is connected to the electronic protection controller with an improper polarity, automatically inverting, by the electronic protection controller, obtained current data corresponding to the improper polarity phase current transformer;
performing a ground fault calculation using automatically inverted current data corresponding to the improper polarity phase current transformer;
generating a trip command, by a trip signal output, upon detection of the ground fault, and
providing the trip command to a circuit breaker actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,191,100

HIGH-POWERED HIGH-VOLTAGE TEST DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED ACTIVE AIR COOLING

B2 ELECTRONIC GMBH, Klau...

1. A high-power high-voltage test device comprising:means for generating a test voltage, wherein the test voltage is an a.c. voltage with an amplitude of at least 100 kV and a power of higher than 1 kW and wherein the means for generating the test voltage comprise at least two voltage-amplifier branches, a first voltage-amplifier branch for generating the positive voltage half-waves of the test voltage and a second voltage-amplifier branch for generating the negative voltage half-waves of the test voltage, and
a measuring circuit for measuring the test voltage to be applied to a measurement object and the test current induced thereby in the measurement object,
wherein each of the first and second voltage-amplifier branches is mounted in a separate subassembly, each branch provided with a separate integrated active air cooling.

US Pat. No. 10,191,081

MEASURING METHOD FOR ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A measuring method for an atomic force microscope that scans a surface of a sample with a probe to measure a surface property of the sample, the measuring method comprising:detecting a motion of the probe while vibrating the probe on the surface of the sample;
acquiring surface information on the sample by using a variation in the motion of the probe wherein the surface information on the sample comprises a position and a slope of the surface; and
controlling the probe by using the surface information on the sample,
wherein the vibrating the probe on the surface of the sample comprises performing a circular motion of the probe around an axis perpendicular to both a scan direction of the probe and a height direction of the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,191,052

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS IN AN INDIVIDUAL

ProteinLogic Limited, Ca...

1. A method of treating active (smear positive) tuberculosis in an individual, wherein the method comprises:(a) differentially diagnosing active (smear positive) tuberculosis over latent tuberculosis in the individual, comprising:
(1) obtaining a test biological sample from an individual;
(2) quantifying the amount of three or more biomarkers selected from CD14, CD22, CD25, CD64, IL-10, CXCL10, and IFN gamma, wherein at least one of the biomarkers is IFN gamma and at least one of the biomarkers is IL-10; and
(3) comparing the amounts of the biomarkers in the test biological sample with the amounts present in one or more control samples, such that a difference in the level of the biomarkers in the test biological sample is indicative of a differential diagnosis of active (smear positive) tuberculosis over latent tuberculosis; followed by
(b) administering an anti-tuberculosis medicament to the individual if there is a positive diagnosis for active (smear positive) tuberculosis.

US Pat. No. 10,191,046

IMMUNOBIOSENSOR AND SENSOR SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Se-Hwan Paek, Seoul (KR)...

1. An immunobiosensor based on a membrane lateral flow immuno-chromatographic assay (LF-ICA), comprising: a metal binding protein whose conformation changes upon reaction with a metal ion in a sample; a sensing antibody reacting with the conformationally changed metal binding protein as an antigen; a signal substance conjugated with the metal binding protein to form a signal conjugate; a signal generator reacting with the signal conjugate to generate a reaction signal; a reaction strip in the form of a porous membrane adapted to move the sample and where the antigen-antibody reaction occurs and the reaction signal is generated; a signal generator supply pad supplying the signal generator to the reaction strip; and a signal generator absorption pad absorbing the signal generator,wherein the reaction strip comprises a sample addition pad absorbing the sample and a signal generation pad connected to the sample addition pad in the lengthwise direction and immobilized with the sensing antibody to generate the reaction signal,
wherein one of the signal generator supply pad and the signal generator absorption pad is arranged at one lateral side of the signal generation pad and the other one is arranged at the other lateral side of the signal generation pad, and
wherein the signal generator is introduced into the signal generator supply pad, transferred in the widthwise direction of the signal generation pad, and absorbed into the signal generator absorption pad.

US Pat. No. 10,191,037

METHODS OF AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED DETECTION SENSITIVITY OF ASSAYS

Aushon Biosystems, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:an assay plate including a well having a geometric shape and a transparent window below the well;
an upper plate including an insert portion that protrudes into and has a complementary geometric shape to the geometric shape of the well of the assay plate, the insert portion situated above the transparent window; and
a coating on a horizontal bottom surface of the insert portion of the upper plate, wherein a gap that is on the order of millimeters forms between the coating surface and a top surface of the transparent window directly below the gap, and
wherein a plurality of analysis features are printed on the coating on the horizontal bottom surface, and the transparent window is adapted for imaging the analysis feature from below the well.

US Pat. No. 10,191,028

INORGANIC NANOPARTICLE MATRICES FOR SAMPLE ANALYSIS

Ionwerks, Houston, TX (U...

1. A method of preparing and analyzing a tissue sample comprising the steps of:combining the tissue sample with a matrix, said matrix comprising ionized inorganic nanoparticles wherein the combining step further comprises the step of injecting the matrix within a near surface layer of a slice of the tissue sample, wherein the near surface layer comprises a first few nanometers of the slice of the tissue sample, and,
analyzing said combined tissue sample and matrix by laser desorption mass spectrometry.

US Pat. No. 10,191,027

METHODS OF DETERMINING PROPERTIES OF OIL

TOPNIR SYSTEMS SAS, Aix ...

1. Crude oil analytical and sampling device suitable for sampling crude oil from their conveying pipeline(s) (1) to a spectroscopy analysis device (8) and comprising a fast loop system connected to the crude oil conveying pipeline(s) and a sample conditioning system cabinet connected to the fast loop system and to the spectroscopy analysis device characterised in that the fast loop comprises a filter (3) and a pump (2) and the sample conditioning system cabinet comprises a grabber (4) connected to the fast loop system, said grabber having a sampling volume Vgr comprised between 1 and 100 cubic centimeters (cm3), a filter (5) and a double actuation syringe (6) which has a sampling volume Vse comprised between 100 and 10 000 cubic centimeters (cm3), said double actuation syringe being connected to the spectroscopy analysis device (8) for analysing a part or all of the sampling volume Vse wherein the ratio between the syringe sampling volume (in cm3) Vse and the grabber volume (in cm3) Vgr is comprised between 50 and 500.

US Pat. No. 10,191,025

MEDICAL DEVICE, MEDICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING DISEASES

Al Azri, Sultan Sultan Ha...

1. A medical device to provide an alert of the potential detection of a gas or a disease in an infrastructure having a chamber of air and a geographic location, the device comprising:one or more sample ports of known sub-location within the infrastructure, the one or more sample ports being open to a designated part of the infrastructure and a sample of air from the air chamber being operable to pass through the one or more sample ports;
a laser-based molecular characteristic detector to receive the sample of air from a specific one of the one or more sample ports and being operable to generate molecular characteristic data for identifying gases or diseases from the sample of air;
a processor operable to analyse the molecular characteristic data from the sample of air and to issue an alert output in response to the detection of particular molecular characteristic data from the sample of air; and
a treatment module for treating the sample of air, wherein the treatment module comprises an autoclave, operable to subject the sample of air to high pressure saturated steam at approximately 120° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,190,978

OPTICAL SENSING AND SEPARATION BASED ON ORDERED 3D NANOSTRUCTURED SURFACES

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substrate; and
structures disposed on the substrate in which each of the structures has a functional layer configured to interact with a predetermined type of particles, and the structures have a birefringence that changes when the structures interact with the predetermined type of particles.

US Pat. No. 10,190,965

CELL CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Celsee Diagnostics, Inc.,...

1. A system for isolating and analyzing a set of particles from a biological sample, comprising:a substrate defining a set of chambers defined at a broad surface, wherein each chamber in the set of chambers is configured to retain a single particle of the set of particles and comprises:
a set of walls defining a chamber volume, a chamber length, and a chamber cross-section;
an open surface permitting access of the single particle to the chamber volume from a direction perpendicular to the broad surface of the substrate; and
wherein each chamber of the set of chambers is fluidly isolated from an adjacent chamber by the set of walls of each chamber, and wherein fluid received at the inlet channel enters each chamber only by way of the open surface of each chamber;
an inlet channel positioned superior the set of chambers and directly fluidly coupled to the set of chambers, whereby fluid received at the inlet channel concurrently accesses each of the chambers in the set of chambers at the open surface of each chamber; and
a fluid delivery module fluidly coupled to the inlet channel operable and configured to distribute a reagent fluid in a direction substantially parallel to the broad surface through the inlet channel, permitting access of the reagent fluid to the set of chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,951

ASSEMBLY FOR PICKING AND TRANSPORTING NANOOBJECTS CONTAINED IN AEROSOLS, WITH A CASSETTE THE OPENING OF WHICH IS SECURED DURING THE PICKING

PARTICLEVER, Paris (FR)

1. An assembly for sampling and transporting of nano-objects present in an aerosol for analysis, comprising:a device comprising:
a porous sampling filter configured to trap nano-objects in suspension in the aerosol,
a cassette composed of a first piece and a second piece provided with means for holding the filter, the first and second pieces, in an assembled configuration, defining a cavity in which the filter is held, wherein:
the first piece comprises at least one elastically deformable foot extending from the first piece and comprising an opening, and
the second piece comprises at least one channel configured to receive the at least one elastically deformable foot, and a protrusion extending radially from the at least one channel and configured to engage the opening of the deformable foot when the first and second pieces are in the assembled configuration, and
at least one gasket configured to produce tightness between the cavity and an environment external to the cavity;
a sampling apparatus comprising means of aspiration and a seat defining a seat opening for receiving the cassette, wherein:
the cassette is secured in the seat opening in a removable manner when in the assembled configuration to accomplish sampling of contaminants by the means of aspiration, and
when in the assembled configuration and when the cassette is secured in the seat opening, the at least one elastically deformable foot extends at least partly in seat opening and the seat prevents disengagement of the opening of the at least one elastically deformable foot from the protrusion of the at least one channel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,948

TYPE OF MULTI-NOZZLE COMBINED ATOMIZING DUST SUPPRESSION EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT UNDER THE EFFECT OF AIRFLOW DISTURBANCE

SHANGDONG UNIVERSITY OF S...

1. A multi-nozzle combined atomizing dust suppression experimental equipment under an effect of airflow disturbance, wherein the equipment comprises a simulated roadway device, water spray based dust suppression device and nozzle position adjustor;the simulated roadway device comprises an inlet portion, front divergent portion, simulated roadway body, rear convergent portion and outlet portion;
the water spray based dust suppression device comprises a dust generation and extraction system and spraying system,
the dust generation and extraction system comprises a dust generation device, exhaust air duct, exhaust fan and outlet air duct,
the dust generation device is located at an inlet portion of the simulated roadway device, the inlet portion is connected to the atmosphere, one end of the exhaust air duct is connected to an outlet portion of the simulated roadway device and the other end of the exhaust air duct is connected to the outlet air duct via the exhaust fan;
the spraying system comprises a water tank, high pressure water pump, confined water pipe, pressure water flow converter and multiple nozzles, the water tank is connected via the high pressure water pump and confined water pipe to the pressure water flow converter which is connected with multiple nozzles;
the nozzle position adjustor comprises a nozzle slide, slide fixing rod, nozzle sliding rack and electrically-controlled drive system, every nozzle is mounted on the nozzle slide,
all nozzle slides are mounted on the slide fixing rod which is located on the nozzle sliding rack arranged inside the simulated roadway body, a vertical slideway is located on the nozzle sliding rack and a horizontal slideway is located under the nozzle sliding rack,
the electrically-controlled drive system comprises a horizontal drive system which controls horizontal position change of the nozzle sliding rack on the horizontal slideway and a vertical drive system which controls vertical position change of the slide fixing rod on the vertical slideway.

US Pat. No. 10,190,946

MEASURING COMB FOR MEASURING PARAMETERS OF THE GASES EXITING A TURBOMACHINE WORKING SECTION

SAFRAN AIRCRAFTS ENGINES,...

1. A measuring comb for measuring at least one of temperature, pressure, or chemical composition of gases flowing at an outlet of a turbine engine flow path, said flow path extending around an axis of revolution of the flow path, said measuring comb comprising:a comb body with an elongated shape, facing the outlet of the flow path, said comb body comprising at least one measuring opening arranged along an axis, the at least one measuring opening being configured to tap gases flowing at the outlet of the flow path; and
adjusting means configured to adjust an angle between the axis of the at least one measuring opening and the axis of revolution, so as to allow orientation of the at least one measuring opening in a flow direction of the gases at the outlet of the flow path,
wherein the comb body is a rod forming a rotation line around which the at least one measuring opening is capable of pivoting, and
wherein the rod is equipped with a plurality of modules each accommodating a measuring opening, the modules being configured to pivot around the rod independently from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,932

METHOD FOR PREVENTING GASES AND FLUIDS TO PENETRATE A SURFACE OF AN OBJECT

INFICON GMBH, Bad Ragaz ...

1. A method for preventing gases and fluids to penetrate a surface of an object, comprising the steps of:depositing (S1) an amorphous metal (5) on a surface of an object (4), wherein the depositing comprises:
depositing a first amorphous metal on said surface of said object forming a continuous layer (5a) thereon; and
depositing a second amorphous metal on the continuous layer formed by the first amorphous metal forming a continuous layer (5b) thereon, wherein the composition of said second amorphous metal differs from the composition of said first amorphous metal;
forming (S2) a continuous layer of said amorphous metal (5) on said surface of said object (4);
binding (S3) said amorphous metal (5) to said surface of said object by chemical binding; and
passivation (S4) of a surface of said amorphous metal (5) facing away from said surface of said object (4).

US Pat. No. 10,190,931

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SENSOR

COMETNETWORK CO., LTD., ...

1. A differential pressure sensor, comprising:a housing including a body and a cover, the housing having a first chamber and a second chamber defined in the housing and separated from each other;
a first pressure channel communicating with the first chamber;
a second pressure channel communicating with the second chamber;
a substrate on which an electronic component is mounted and on which a terminal is formed, the substrate including a first surface facing the first chamber and a second surface parallel to the first surface and facing the second chamber, the substrate configured to cover the second chamber;
a sensor element installed on the first surface of the substrate so as to generate an electric signal corresponding to a pressure difference between the first chamber and the second chamber;
a lead frame installed in the housing with one end thereof extending into the first chamber, the lead frame configured to transmit the electric signal of the sensor element to an external device;
a conductive wire configured to connect the terminal of the substrate and the lead frame so as to transmit the electric signal of the sensor element to the lead frame;
a first sealing member disposed in a region where the body and the cover make contact with each other, the first sealing member configured to seal the first chamber with respect to the outside; and
a second sealing member disposed in a region where the substrate and the body make contact with each other, the second sealing member configured to seal the second chamber with respect to the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,190,913

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

ZEUS CO., LTD., Osan-si,...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:an emissivity setting unit to which emissivity at a liquid chemical which is brought into contact with a substrate or emissivity at an interface at which the substrate and the liquid chemical are in contact with each other is input;
a radiant energy input unit to which radiant energy radiating from the liquid chemical or the interface is input; and
a calculation unit that calculates a calculation temperature of the liquid chemical or the interface based on the emissivity and the radiant energy,
wherein the radiant energy input unit is provided to be spaced apart from the substrate on an opposite side in which the interface is positioned with respect to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,909

PATH DETECTION SYSTEM BASED ON SOLAR BLIND ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SIGNALS

NANJING UNIVERSITY 5D TEC...

1. A path detection system based on solar blind ultraviolet light signals, comprising a SBUV light signal emitter, a SBUV detector and a signal processing module, wherein the SBUV light signal emitter is arranged on a road to serve as a path mark line; the SBUV detector is configured to detect the path mark line and transmit the detected signals from the SBUV light signal emitter to the signal processing module; and the signal processing module acquires a travelling path in real time by using a path line extraction algorithm, and outputs path information.

US Pat. No. 10,190,906

LIGHT SENSOR SENSING ILLUMINATION OF A PARTIAL AREA

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A light sensor for sensing an illumination of a partial area, with the light sensor comprising:a first case comprising two holes, wherein one of the two holes is a vertical hole, another of the two holes is an oblique hole, and each of the two holes comprises an axis;
a second case fastened to the first case, wherein a containing space is formed between the first case and the second case;
a first light absorption layer located on the first case; and
two sensing modules located in the containing space; wherein positions of the two sensing modules are on the axes of the two holes, wherein the two sensing modules are respectively used for sensing a light from the partial area which passes through the vertical hole and the oblique hole to sense the illumination of the partial area.

US Pat. No. 10,190,897

THERMAL FLOW METER INCLUDING A COVER MOUNTED ON A HOUSING AND WHERE A BYPASS PASSAGE IS FORMED BY THE COVER AND BYPASS PASSAGE TRENCH

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A thermal flow meter comprising:a circuit package having a heat resistor formed on a semiconductor diaphragm and a lead terminal connected electrically to the semiconductor diaphragm, wherein the circuit package is molded with a first resin so as to enclose the lead terminal in the circuit package;
a housing formed by a second resin, a thermal expansion coefficient of which is different from a thermal expansion coefficient of the first resin; and
a flange,
wherein the circuit package has a portion covered with the second resin and a portion exposed from the second resin,
wherein the circuit package is fixed to the housing by the portion covered with the second resin, and
wherein an area of the portion exposed from the second resin in the circuit package is larger than an area of the portion covered with second resin in the circuit package.

US Pat. No. 10,190,859

LIGHTWEIGHT AMMUNITION BOX

PLASTPACK DEFENCE APS, R...

1. An ammunition box comprising:a molded box body of thermoplastic material with an open top, wherein the thermoplastic material is Polypropylene or Polyethylene,
the molded box body having four side walls, two of the four side walls being generally parallel to opposing side walls,
a fixed substantially rectangular bottom wall connecting all four side walls at a bottom of the molded box body, the fixed bottom wall being generally perpendicular to the four side walls,
said four side walls being connected to one another to form four corners of said molded box body that extend from said bottom of the molded box body to said open top,
said molded box body defining a generally rectangular storage space for ammunition on the inside of said four side walls and the fixed bottom wall, and
an integrally molded, hollow and collapsible projection provided on the outer side of said molded box body at or near each of said four corners,
wherein said projection has an elongated hollow shape that defines a lumen extending substantially at a right angle from said fixed bottom wall,
wherein said projection comprises two spaced projection walls that each project from said four side walls, said two spaced projection walls are connected by an impact wall that is spaced from a side wall by said two spaced projection walls, said impact wall together with said two spaced projection walls and a portion of a side wall defining said lumen,
wherein said two spaced projection walls project from said four side walls at a near right angle, but not at an exact right angle,
wherein said impact wall is a substantially planar wall that is substantially parallel with one of said side walls, with a transition between said impact wall and said two spaced projection walls being a round transition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,844

SIGHT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE IN SIMULATION GUN

TOKYO MARUI CO., LTD., T...

1. A sight adjustment device, which adjusts a shooting course of a bullet loaded in a cartridge portion of each of a plurality of barrels of a simulation gun, and the sight adjustment device comprising:an operation unit,
a link member and
a plurality of pressurization members;wherein the operation unit is provided on a main body of the gun and the operation unit adjusts a backspin amount for the bullet,wherein one end portion of the link member is disposed on the operation unit, the other end portion of the link member is disposed on at least one of the plurality of pressurization members, and the link member transmits the backspin amount to the plurality of pressurization members, andwherein each of the plurality of pressurization members is provided in each of cartridge portions of the plurality of barrels and adds pressure corresponding to the backspin amount to the bullet in each of cartridge portions of the plurality of barrels, thereby applying a rotational motion to the bullet at the time of shooting.

US Pat. No. 10,190,836

LOADER

Ulbrich Schroeder Design ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,832

INTEGRATED PRESSURE COMPENSATING HEAT EXCHANGER AND METHOD

Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie ...

1. A method for compensating for pressure and for cooling an external fluid with an integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger, the method comprising:flowing an internal fluid inside of the integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger, the internal fluid flowing sequentially through an inlet, a first conductive bellows, a first U-shaped adaptor, a second conductive bellows, and an outlet, wherein the heat exchanger comprises the first conductive bellows and the second conductive bellows;
flowing the external fluid outside of the integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger;
decreasing a volume of the integrated pressure compensating heat exchanger into a compressed configuration as a volume of the external fluid increases due to a temperature increase in the external fluid;
sliding a second guide along a smooth portion of the outlet as the first conductive bellows and the second conductive bellows compress simultaneously, the second guide mechanically coupling the smooth portion of the outlet to the first conductive bellows and to the second conductive bellows; and
actively controlling a pressure differential between an internal fluid and an external fluid using an active actuator by pushing and pulling the first conductive bellows and the second conductive bellows, wherein the active actuator is mechanically coupled to the first U-shaped adaptor communicatively located between the first conductive bellows and the second conductive bellows.

US Pat. No. 10,190,831

RADIATING FIN WITH BENT RADIATING PORTION AND ELECTROTHERMAL OIL HEATER USING SAME

Ningbo Singfun Electric A...

1. A radiating fin with a bent radiating portion, comprising a heating assembly and a main body with an oil guide groove formed therein, connecting sleeves extending in a horizontal direction being provided at an upper end and a lower end of the main body, characterized in that the bent radiating portion is formed within a region, a certain distance away from the middle, of an edge of at least one end of the main body; an upper end and a lower end of the bent radiating portion are located in different vertical planes, or the upper end and the lower end of the bent radiating portion are located in a same vertical plane, and at least one portion between the upper end and the lower end of the bent radiating portion is bent to form a side-raised structure wherein an included angle between a plane of the upper end and a plane of the lower end is 5° to 85° in the included angle of the plane of the upper end of one of the connecting sleeves and the included angle of the plane of the upper end of another one of the connecting sleeves enabling formation of a chimney radiation channel with a space between two adjacent radiating fins and making the radiating area of the radiating fin increased and the mechanical strength of the radiating fin strengthened and making the heat radiation of a radiator to the surrounding more uniform and the radiating efficiency of the radiator improved, and the area of the bent radiating portion is 10% to 80% of the total area of the main body is characterized in that the upper end having the one of the connecting sleeves and the lower end of the bent radiating portion having the another one of the connecting sleeves are located in a same vertical plane and connected to each other by a plurality of bent portions, the bent portions each comprising two bending portions in a same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,822

STAGED REACTION PLENUM PARTITION WALL FOR FURNACE

Blasch Precision Ceramics...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,821

METHOD FOR DETECTION OF THE LOSS OF AN ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE MEASUREMENT REFERENCE

Showa Denko Carbon GmbH, ...

1. An AC electric arc furnace, comprising:a raw material container;
a set of electrodes configured to be controllably extended toward said raw material container;
a set of electrical potential transformers correspondingly coupled to said set of electrodes; and
a reference signal verification device directly electrically connected to said transformers, said reference signal verification device being configured to read a reference signal value coming from said raw material container, compare said reference signal value to an approximated value, and determine that there is a loss of the reference signal due to damage of the direct electrical connection or disconnection of the direct electrical connection if said reference signal value is not within a predetermined amount of said approximated value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,818

CONTAINER SPINNING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Spin Chill Corp., Gaines...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,796

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

Ductmate Industries, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,794

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL ZONE CONTROL

ARZEL ZONING TECHNOLOGY, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,792

THREE-DIMENSIONAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM VISUALIZATION

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A method for rendering a three-dimensional building management system visualization of a building, the method comprising:storing geometry elements and spatial elements, wherein the geometry elements define three-dimensional geometrical representation of a building's structure, wherein the spatial elements define three-dimensional representation of spaces in the building, wherein the geometry elements are mapped to spatial elements, wherein the spatial elements are associated with respective space nodes that identify the spaces located within the building, wherein the space nodes are associated with respective electronic devices installed within the spaces in the building;
receiving a selection of a status-attribute view from a list of status-attribute views, wherein the list of status-attribute views comprises an electronic device on status-attribute view comprising logic including:
a first object property configured for indicating that an electronic device is turned on,
a second object property configured for indicating that an electronic device is off,
a third object property configured for indicating that an electronic device in an occupied space is on, and
a fourth object property configured for indicating that an electronic device in a vacant space is on;
storing logic for each status-attribute view, wherein the logic defines one or more object properties each corresponding to a status level and configured for modifying an appearance of a spatial element;
receiving status information of at least one electronic device;
filtering the received status information to select a subset of status information that corresponds to the selected status-attribute view;
determining status levels of respective space nodes based on the subset of status information;
determining object properties that apply to the determined status levels using the logic;
applying the determined object properties to respective spatial elements associated with the space nodes; and
rendering a three dimensional building visualization of the building for the selected status-attribute view via a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,772

DUAL FUEL IGNITION DEVICE AND WORK METHOD THEREOF AS WELL AS SAFETY TYPE DUAL FUEL CONTROL SYSTEM BASED THEREON AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG FUERJ ELECTRIC S...

1. A dual fuel ignition device, comprising:a high-heating value gas igniting end, comprising a first thermocouple having a first cathode and a first anode and an ignition burner adapted to high-heating value gas, wherein the ignition burner is connected with a branch of a gas inducing gas flow;
a low-heating value gas igniting end, comprising a second thermocouple having a second cathode and a second anode and an ignition burner adapted to low-heating value gas, wherein the ignition burner is connected with another branch of the gas inducing gas flow, wherein the first cathode is directly connected to the second cathode or the first anode is directly connected to the second anode to output electric potential according to heating condition of the thermocouples;
fire of the ignition burner heats up the corresponding thermocouple only to generate the electric potential when the igniting end correctly induces the gas due to position configuration of the two thermocouples, and when the igniting end induces the high-heating value gas into the low-heating value igniting end by mistake, the fire heats up the two thermocouples at the same time to offset or reduce the output electric potential.

US Pat. No. 10,190,758

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

Sakai Display Products Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,717

PULSATION DAMPING FOR DAMPING PULSATIONS UPSTREAM OF A GAS FLOW METER

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A method of damping pulsations within a flow line carrying a gas to a flow meter, the pulsations resulting from an engine or other driver, comprising:delivering the gas to a damping device comprising an input tube, a chamber, and an output tube, the input tube having a tubing diameter, D, tubing length, L, and cross sectional area, A, and the chamber having a volume, V;
wherein the chamber receives the gas via the input tube and expels the gas to the flow meter via the output tube, and is otherwise sealed;
determining the following fluid properties of the gas in the flow line: kinematic viscosity, v0, dynamic viscosity, ?0, and expansion component, m;
specifying a target damping efficiency, ?L/?0;
determining the following operating conditions of the engine or other driver: angular frequency, ?, and pressure, p0;
selecting an input tubing diameter, D, by solving the following equation:

calculating an attenuation factor, ?, required to achieve the target damping efficiency as follows:

and
calculating a tubing length, L, and chamber volume, V, as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,190,690

PRELIMINARY SEAL, PRELIMINARY SEAL ARRANGEMENT AND SEALING RING COMPRISING THE PRELIMINARY SEAL

Carl Freudenberg KG, Wei...

1. A preliminary seal arrangement, comprising, a housing defining a shaft hole; a shaft received in the shaft hole; and a disc (1), which is configured so as to be substantially annular and is of an electrically conductive and air-permeable material (2), and a carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1)—in relation to the carrier body (3)—is configured as a separately produced individual part and is connected to the carrier body (3), wherein the disc (1) contacts both the housing and the shaft,wherein the carrier body is a radial shaft sealing ring (5) and the disc (1) displays an air permeability which corresponds to at least an air-conveying capability of the radial shaft sealing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,190,675

SHIFTER ASSEMBLY

Kongsberg Power Products ...

1. A method of operating a shift lever of a vehicle transmission with the shift lever coupled to a housing having an exterior surface and the shift lever having a body having a first body end and a second body end with the second body end adjacent the exterior surface of the housing such that the body is located outside of the housing, a cap coupled to the body adjacent the first body end, a toggle device coupled to the cap, an element mounted to the toggle device, and a sensor system mounted in the body adjacent the toggle device and configured to interact with the element to detect rotation of the cap between first and second orientations, said method comprising the steps of:rotating the cap relative to the body to at least one of the first orientation to select a first mode of the transmission and the second orientation to select a second mode of the transmission;
actuating at least a portion of the toggle device from a rest position corresponding to an automatic mode of the transmission to a depressed position corresponding to a manual mode of the transmission;
sensing the rotating of the cap and the toggle device by the sensor system mounted in the body detecting rotation of the element mounted to the toggle device between the first and second orientations; and
pivoting the body, cap and toggle device relative to the housing to select a specific gear of the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,190,652

DAMPED AUTOMOTIVE DRIVELINE COMPONENT

GKN Driveline North Ameri...

1. A damped automotive driveline component, comprising:a housing;
a dampener carried by said housing, said dampener including a plurality of metal wire strands; and
a vibration-transmitting attachment holding said dampener to said housing, wherein, when said housing experiences vibrations during use of the automotive driveline component, the vibrations are transmitted to said plurality of metal wire strands via said vibration-transmitting attachment and relative movement among said plurality of metal wire strands damps the vibrations experienced by said housing, wherein said housing includes a wall and said vibration-transmitting attachment includes a casing carried by said wall and in which said wire strands are received, and wherein said casing has at least one pinched depression, and said plurality of metal wire strands having at least one squeezed section situated at said at least one pinched depression of said casing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,650

COMPENSATING OSCILLATION DEVICE

AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GMBH,...

1. A linear piston system comprising:a piston supported to be linearly displaceable within a housing of the linear piston system; and
a compensating oscillation device configured to compensate vibrations generated by the piston, wherein the compensating oscillation device comprises:
a housing having an inside,
at least two coupling elements, wherein the at least two coupling elements are directly attached to the inside of the housing, and
an inertial mass coupled to the housing by the at least two coupling elements, such that the inertial mass is deflectable along an axis, wherein each coupling element comprises at least one attachment region and at least one connection region, wherein each coupling element is attached to the inside of the housing through the at least one attachment region and is connected to the inertial mass through the at least one connection region,
wherein on the at least two coupling elements, the respective at least one connection region lies radially closer to the axis than the respective at least one attachment region, and wherein in the rest state, the inertial mass is disposed between two coupling elements of the at least two coupling elements in the axial direction,
wherein the inertial mass is only provided within the housing of the compensating oscillation device and the piston is only provided within the housing of the linear piston system, wherein the housing of the compensating oscillation device and the housing of the linear piston system axially abut each other, such that the inertial mass and the piston are not directly coupled to each other,
wherein the compensating oscillation device is a passive compensating oscillation device that works only with restoring forces generated by the at least two coupling elements,
wherein the axial length of the inertial mass decreases monotonically and radially away from the axis, such that the mass distribution of the inertial mass is concentrated toward the axis,
wherein the piston is linearly displaceable within the housing of the linear piston in the axial direction,
wherein the piston comprises a working piston of a compressor, and
wherein each coupling element of the at least two coupling elements is connected to both the inertial mass and the housing of the compensating oscillation device by elastic pretension.

US Pat. No. 10,190,596

TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SECOND-STAGE INLET DUCT

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a center housing defining a bore extending therethrough in an axial direction, with bearings mounted in the bore and a rotatable shaft supported in the bearings so as to be rotatable about a turbocharger axis, the shaft having opposite ends, the center housing having axially opposite sides;
a compressor wheel mounted on one end of the shaft and a turbine wheel mounted on the other end of the shaft;
a compressor housing enclosing the compressor wheel and having opposite first and second sides, the second side mounted to one of the sides of the center housing;
a turbine housing mounted to the other side of the center housing enclosing the turbine wheel, the turbine housing defining an annular chamber surrounding the turbine wheel for receiving exhaust gas and directing the exhaust gas radially inwardly into the turbine wheel;
the compressor wheel having a first-stage impeller and a second-stage impeller arranged back-to-back, the compressor housing defining a first-stage inlet extending in the axial direction into the first side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the first-stage impeller, and defining a second-stage inlet extending opposite to the axial direction into the second side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the second-stage impeller, the compressor housing defining a generally annular first-stage volute surrounding the first-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, and a generally annular second-stage volute surrounding the second-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, the compressor housing further defining a second-stage outlet conduit through which air is discharged from the second-stage volute along a discharge direction;
wherein an XYZ coordinate system for the compressor is defined having a Y-axis that extends from the turbocharger axis through and along an imaginary radial line T-T that divides the second-stage volute from the second-stage outlet conduit, having an X-axis that is orthogonal to the Y-axis and is aligned along a direction opposite to the discharge direction along which air exits the second-stage volute, and having a Z-axis that is mutually orthogonal to the X- and Y-axes and follows a right-hand screw convention;
the compressor housing defining two separate first and second passages each extending from the first-stage volute and then proceeding generally radially inwardly into the second-stage inlet, wherein the first-stage volute comprises two generally semi-annular segments that collectively substantially encircle the first-stage impeller, the first passage being connected to one of the segments and the second passage being connected to the other of the segments, wherein the first and second passages in a cross-sectional plane that is normal to the Z-axis have a configuration as viewed along the Z-axis that is asymmetric with respect to the X-axis and is asymmetric with respect to the Y-axis; and
wherein the first and second passages leading into the second-stage inlet are defined respectively by first and second walls that form two diametrically opposite left-hand and right-hand tongues that act as a pinch point where the diameter D1° is at a minimum, and wherein a radial line L1 that lies in said cross-sectional plane and that extends between the tongues is angularly offset from the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,190,585

MULTI-STAGE PUMP ASSEMBLY HAVING A PRESSURE CONTROLLED VALVE FOR CONTROLLING RECIRCULATION OF FLUID FROM THE PUMP STAGE OUTLET TO THE PUMP STAGE INLET

BP EXPLORATION OPERATING ...

13. A method of pumping a fluid from a first location to a second location comprising:providing a multiple stage pump assembly having an intake end and an discharge end opposite the intake end, wherein the multiple stage pump assembly includes a plurality of pumps in series, wherein the plurality of pumps include a first pump disposed at the intake end, a second pump is disposed at the discharge end, and a third pump positioned between the first pump and the second pump, wherein each pump includes a pump inlet and a pump outlet;
positioning the intake end of the multiple stage pump assembly at or near the first location;
activating the multiple stage pump assembly to pump the fluid from the first location to the second location;
recirculating fluid from the outlet of the second pump to the inlet of the second pump while pumping the fluid from the first location to the second location; and
recirculating fluid from the outlet of the third pump to the inlet of the third pump while pumping the fluid from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,190,567

HEAVY HAMMER TYPE WAVE POWER GENERATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Changchun University of S...

1. A heavy hammer type wave power generation method, characterized by comprising:connecting a floating box (1) to an anchor seat (12) by a cable (11);
arranging a rotating shaft (9) in the middle of the floating box (1);
connecting a shifting rod (8) to the rotating shaft (9), the shifting rod (8) rotates around the rotating shaft (9);
fixing a heavy hammer (10) to a lower end of the shifting rod (8);
fixedly connecting a chain ring (6) meshed with a plurality of driving sprockets (4) and guiding sprockets (5) to an upper end of the shifting rod by a chain fixing seat (7);
under the action of wave power, when the floating box (1) swings leftwards or rightwards, the chain ring (6) is restrained by the heavy hammer (10) at the lower end of the shifting rod (8) without turning with the leftward or rightward swinging of the floating box (1);
the driving sprockets (4) and the guiding sprockets (5) turn leftwards or rightwards along the chain ring (6), and the driving sprockets (4) turn leftwards or rightwards by means of a speed increaser for converting bidirectional swinging to unidirectional rotation (2) fixed to a framework of the floating box (1), so that a spindle of a generator (3) rotates in one direction to generate power;
an external-rotor wind driven generator (3) is adopted to increase power generating efficiency, when an energy storage flywheel (22) fixedly connected to the external-rotor enables the floating box (1) to turn leftwards or rightwards, the driving energy driving the spindle of the generator (3) is still constant, so that a voltage waveform of the generator (3) is smooth;
fixing a first ratchet gear (15) with a pawl structure and a second ratchet gear (18) with a pawl structure to a driving sprocket shaft (I);
the bidirectional swinging of the driving sprocket shaft (I) coverts to unidirectional rotation of a speed-increasing shaft (II);
an outer ring of the first ratchet gear (15) idles counter clockwise, and an outer ring of the second ratchet gear (18) idles clockwise;
meshing a first speed-increasing gear (17) fixed to the speed-increasing shaft (II) with the first ratchet gear (15) on the driving sprocket shaft (I) by a medium gear (16) on a medium gear shaft (III);
directly meshing a second speed-increasing gear (19) fixed on the speed-increasing shaft (II) with the second ratchet gear (18) on the driving sprocket shaft (I);
when the driving sprocket shaft (I) of the driving sprockets (4) rotates counter clockwise, the outer ring of the first ratchet gear (15) idles without transferring a torque to the medium gear (16) and the first speed-increasing gear (17); the outer ring of the second ratchet gear (18) turns counter clockwise without transferring a torque to the second speed-increasing gear (19), so that the speed-increasing shaft (II) turns clockwise;
when the driving sprocket shaft (I) rotates clockwise, the outer ring of the second ratchet gear (18) idles without transferring the torque to the second speed-increasing gear (19); the outer ring of the first ratchet gear (15) transfers the torque to the medium gear (16) and the first speed-increasing gear (17), so that the speed-increasing shaft (II) turns clockwise;
the speed-increasing shaft (II) always turns clockwise, so that a third speed-increasing gear (20) on the speed-increasing shaft (II) enables a generator shaft gear (21) on the speed-increasing shaft (II) to always rotate in one direction for converting bidirectional swinging to unidirectional rotation for normal power of the generator (3); and
a rated speed of the generator (3) is determined by a gear number of each gear.

US Pat. No. 10,190,505

HOUSING FOR DRIVING AN APPARATUS FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

1. A gearbox to be fixed to a turbine engine in order to drive at least one apparatus annexed to the turbine engine, the gearbox comprising:a housing;
a power take-off member capable of engaging with a radial shaft of the turbine engine;
at least one kinematic chain located inside the housing and capable of transmitting a rotational movement of a power take-off to at least one rotatable shaft of an apparatus, the kinematic chain comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the power take-off member is linked to the kinematic chain by a gear having convergent axes located within the kinematic chain;
wherein the kinematic chain comprises at least one central shaft capable of transmitting the movement of the power take-off member to at least one rotatable shaft of an apparatus through at least one intermediate gear, where the central shaft comprises two ends, the power take-off member being linked to the central shaft by a gear having convergent axes, located between the first end and the second end of the central shaft, the central shaft comprising a first and second part, with the power take-off member being linked to the first part by a first gear with convergent axes and to the second part by a second gear with convergent axes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,475

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A DOUBLE PIPE

NAKAGAWA SANGYO CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a double pipe having a curved inner pipe disposed within a curved outer pipe, the method comprising:drawing a plate, which has a predetermined shape that at least substantially corresponds to a final shape of the curved outer pipe, into a curved, substantially U-shape in cross-section, thereby producing a curved U-shaped intermediate part;
disposing the curved inner pipe, which has a curved shape that is at least substantially similar to the final shape of the curved outer pipe, in an interior space of the curved U-shaped intermediate part;
welding together the curved inner pipe and the curved U-shaped intermediate part at one longitudinal end thereof;
then bending longitudinally-extending edges of the curved U-shaped intermediate part so that the longitudinally-extending edges come into abutment and an at least substantially circular cross-section is formed, thereby forming the curved outer pipe that encloses the inner pipe; and
welding together the abutting longitudinally-extending edges of the curved outer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,426

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

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,338

ELECTROMECHANICAL LOCK ASSEMBLY

Mul-T-Lock Technologies L...

1. A lock assembly comprising:a first member and a second member comprising one or more complimentary shaped protrusions and recesses that mate with one another; and
a locking assembly housed in said first member, said locking assembly comprising an electromechanical actuator with a shaft and a locking element arranged to move along said shaft between a locked position and an unlocked position, said locking element being formed with a recess;
a latch member; and
a locking bolt formed with a notch, wherein in the locked position, said locking bolt passes through both said first and second first members (12, 14) and said latch member is received in said notch but is not received in the recess of the locking element so that said locking element prevents movement of said latch member and said locking bolt, and in the unlocked position, said latch member is received in said recess of the locking element, thereby permitting movement of said locking bolt, and wherein said first member and said locking bolt are formed with a hasp through-hole and a bolt through-hole, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,321

MOUNTING SYSTEM OF A PANEL AND CLIP OF THE SYSTEM

Hunter Douglas Architectu...

1. A mounting system for a panel, mounting system comprising:a clip, comprising:
a body;
a positioning feature disposed on the body for securing the clip relative to a sub-frame of the mounting system, the positioning feature comprising at least one hole; and
an upper side extending from the body, the upper side comprising:
at least one first upper flange protruding upwardly, and a second upper flange parallel to the first upper flange and spaced a distance towards the body;
at least one first lower flange protruding downwardly, and a second lower flange extending from the first lower flange towards the body; and
a baffle perpendicular to the first upper flange, the baffle secured to and protruding from the body;
the sub-frame comprising:
a substantially C-shaped cross-section;
a bottom face with mounting holes so as to connect with a base frame of the mounting system; and
a front face forming a rail of the mounting system;
a spacer comprising a substantially C-shaped cross-section, a mounting groove formed at an opening portion for clipping into the baffle of the mounting system; and
a resilient washer formed by two substantially O-shaped cross-sections, a mounting groove disposed at one of the two cross-sections for fitting onto the clip of the mounting system;
wherein the clip and the sub-frame are secured by a fastener extending through the at least one hole of the clip and a portion of the sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,314

ANCHORING ASSEMBLY FOR ANCHORING A LINER OF A CURED LINING MATERIAL, A FERRULE SUITABLE FOR USE WITH THE ANCHORING ASSEMBLY, AN ANCHORING MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FURTHER COMPRISING A FERRULE HOLDER AND THE USE OF THE ANCHORING ASSEMBLY

SILICON HOLDING B.V., Wa...

1. An anchoring assembly comprising an elongated mounting pin and a ferrule provided at a first end of the elongated mounting pin, wherein the elongated mounting pin is arranged to be mounted by a welding process at the first end to a metal object, the anchoring assembly further comprising a plurality of spaced anchor fins connected to the elongated mounting pin at a second end and extending radially outwardly relative to the elongated mounting pin, wherein the ferrule has an enclosed or partially enclosed cylindrical shape that is configured to contain mounting residue within the ferrule during the welding process, the ferrule comprising a radially outwardly extending place holder part having a protrusion arranged thereon that is removably received within a ferrule holder during the welding process of the elongated mounting pin at the first end to the metal object, the ferrule holder being removable after concluding the welding process.

US Pat. No. 10,190,310

WATERPROOF STORAGE UNIT

Duffield Marine, Inc., C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,297

MOBILE SINK ASSEMBLY

SMART SINKS PTY LTD., Qu...

1. A mobile sink assembly includinga container with one or more wheels, said container is partitioned into two compartments with an overflow aperture in a dividing wall providing fluid communication between an upper compartment and a lower compartment;
a first trap mounted within the upper compartment and supported adjacent a top opening in the upper compartment by a rail a lip or a plurality of lugs surrounding an outer perimeter of the first trap, the rail, lip or plurality of lugs are positioned on a ledge, channel or protrusion on the inner surface of the upper compartment, said first trap has a draining aperture, said first trap has one or more discharge apertures on or near a top of the first trap where an overflow of fluid can discharge into the upper compartment;
a second trap positionable below the first trap and in fluid communication with the first trap via the draining aperture;
a third trap, said third trap contains the second trap positioned there-within,
a riser and valve assembly coupled to the draining aperture in the first trap and configured to control a flow of liquid from the first trap into the second trap, the height of an opening in the riser and valve assembly is lower than the height of the top of the first trap to allow fluid to pass through the riser and valve rather than overflow the first trap, and a valve of the riser and valve assembly automatically closing off flow through the first trap draining aperture when an actuator portion of the riser and valve assembly is removed; and
a pump operatively connected to pump fluid from the lower compartment to the first trap; wherein in use fluid is pumped from the lower compartment to the first trap, passes through the draining aperture into the second trap and from the second trap to the third trap and from the third trap via the overflow aperture to return to the lower compartment, while particulate matter is retained in the first and second traps.

US Pat. No. 10,190,282

PILE DRIVING ASSEMBLY AND A FOLLOWER

IHC HOLLAND IE B.V., Sli...

10. A follower for transmitting hammering energy from an anvil of a pile driver to a tubular pile to be inserted into a bottom, comprising: a tubular transmission portion removably coupled to the tubular pile, the tubular transmission portion including an anvil contact surface configured to receive hammering energy from the anvils and a soil remover configured to remove sediment inside the pile, wherein the tubular transmission portion supports the weight of the soil remover from above and the soil remover is displaceable with respect to the transmission portion in at least a longitudinal direction thereof, and wherein soil remover is located below the anvil contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,276

DOCKING SYSTEM WITH JOINT SUPPORTS

Wahoo Docks LLC, Richmon...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,269

HIGH SPEED STEREOSCOPIC PAVEMENT SURFACE SCANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD

FUGRO ROADWARE INC., Mis...

1. A mobile vehicle mounted pavement condition assessment system, comprising:one or more light sources mounted on the mobile vehicle for illuminating a pavement;
one or more stereoscopic image capturing devices mounted on the mobile vehicle for capturing sequential images of the illuminated pavement;
a plurality of positioning sensors mounted on the mobile vehicle, the positioning sensors adapted to encode movement of the mobile vehicle and provide a synchronization signal for the sequential images captured by the one or more stereoscopic image capture devices; and
one or more processors adapted to:
synchronize the images captured by each camera in the one or more stereoscopic image capturing devices;
calculate a 3D elevation for each point on the pavement using stereoscopic principles; and
assess the condition of the pavement using the 3D elevation data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,267

ARTIFICIAL TURF FOR LANDSCAPE AND SPORTS

BFS EUROPE NV, Kruishout...

1. An artificial turf comprising:a mechanically bounded layer of fibers consisting of non-woven matting comprising one or more natural and/or synthetic fibers, and
pile yarn inserted through the mechanically bounded layer of fibers, the pile yarn being anchored to the mechanically bounded layer of fibers,
wherein the mechanically bounded layer of fibers has a density that decreases from the bottom to the top of the mechanically bounded layer of fibers, and
wherein the mechanically bounded layer of fibers is on top of a backing, and the mechanically bounded layer of fibers includes a lower layer an an upper layer, the lower layer being positioned at the bottom of the mechanically bounded layer of fibers and the upper layer being positioned on top of the lower layer, and the upper layer having a higher fiber coarseness than the lower layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,266

REINFORCED RUBBER GROUND COVER MAT

Champagne Edition, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,264

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL RAILWAY FASTENING COMPONENT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

MOW Equipment Solutions, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,262

OPTICAL BRIGHTENING AGENT COMPOSITION

TEH FONG MIN INTERNATIONA...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,255

MIXTURES OF FIBER-REACTIVE AZO DYES, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE

DyStar Colours Distributi...

1. A dye mixture comprisingone or more dye(s) of formula (I)

and
one or more dye(s) of formula (II) and/or formula (III)

and optionally
one or more dye(s) of: formula (IV)

wherein D1 and D2 independent of one another is group of formula (1)

wherein
R1 and R2 independent of one another is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, sulfo, carboxyl, amido or ureido,
X1 is hydrogen or —SO2—CH?CH2,
D3 and D4 independent of one another is a group of formula (1)
wherein
R1 and R2 independent of one another is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, sulfo, carboxyl, amido or ureido,
X1 is hydrogen or a group of the formula: —SO2—Z, wherein
Z is hydroxyl, —CH?CH2 or —CH2CH2Z1, wherein
Z1 is hydroxyl or a group which can be eliminated under the action of alkali,
R200 and R201 independent of one another is
i) hydrogen,
ii) C1-C6-alkyl, which is linear or branched and is unsubstituted or substituted by amino, (C1-C4)-alkylamino, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, sulfo, halogen, carboxyl, acetamido or ureido;
iii) phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, sulfo, halogen, carboxyl, acetamido or ureido;
(iv) amino, (C1-C4)-alkylamino, hydroxyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy, sulfo, carboxyl, cyano, halogen, nitro, amido or ureido,
R* and R** independent of one another is hydrogen, (C1-C4)-alkyl, CO-(C1-C4-alkyl) or —CH2—SO3M,
M is hydrogen, an alkali metal or one equivalent of an alkaline earth metal
and wherein the sum of weights of all dyes of formula (I) that are present in the dye mixture is at least 40% of the weight of the dye mixture —calculated on the basis of the sum of weights of all dyes according to formulae (I), (II), (III) and (IV) that are present in the dye mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,190,230

CROSS FLOW MANIFOLD FOR ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for electroplating a substrate, the method comprising:(a) receiving the substrate in a substrate holder, the substrate being substantially planar, wherein a plating face of the substrate is exposed, and wherein the substrate holder is configured to hold the substrate such that the plating face of the substrate is separated from an anode during electroplating;
(b) immersing the substrate in electrolyte, wherein a gap of about 10 mm or less is formed between the plating face of the substrate and an upper surface of an ionically resistive element, wherein the ionically resistive element is at least coextensive with the plating face of the substrate, and wherein the ionically resistive element is adapted to provide ionic transport through the ionically resistive element during electroplating;
(c) flowing electrolyte in contact with the substrate in the substrate holder from a side inlet, into the gap, and out a side outlet, wherein the side inlet and side outlet are positioned proximate azimuthally opposed perimeter locations on the plating face of the substrate, and wherein the side inlet and side outlet are designed or configured to generate cross-flowing electrolyte in the gap during electroplating;
(d) rotating the substrate holder; and
(e) electroplating material onto the plating face of the substrate while flowing the electrolyte as in (c).

US Pat. No. 10,190,218

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE CONTAINING PHOTOIMAGEABLE DIELECTRIC MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THEREOF

TWISDEN LTD., Tortola (V...

1. An integrated circuit substrate, comprising:at least one internal patterned mask layer defined by multiple mask units that are spaced apart by gaps on a partially or completely removable carrier; and
at least one internal conductive trace layer formed by one or more internal conductive traces that are deposited into the gaps of each internal patterned mask layer such that each gap is occupied with an internal conductive trace;
wherein the internal patterned mask layer is made of a photoimageable dielectric material that is retained in the integrated circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,207

EVAPORATION METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An evaporation method, comprising:evaporating evaporation material and forming evaporation material particles towards one or more transfer substrates by means of an evaporation source, so as to form an intermediate material layer on a surface of the transfer substrate;
heating the one or more transfer substrates to evaporate the intermediate material layer located on the transfer substrate towards a target substrate, a temperature of the heated transfer substrate being less than a temperature of the evaporation source,
wherein an area of the surface of the one or more transfer substrates receiving the evaporation material particles is greater than an area of an outlet of the evaporation source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,205

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLAME SPRAYING THERMOPLASTIC POWDERS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,203

DEVICE FOR TREATING A METAL STRIP WITH A LIQUID COATING MATERIAL

Fontaine Engineering und ...

1. A device for treating a metal strip after the metal strip has exited a costing container filled with a liquid coating material, comprisinga blower, which is arranged above the coating container, with an air outlet gap for blowing excess parts of the liquid coating material off a vertically moving surface of the metal strip after passage of the metal strip through the coating container;
an electromagnetic stabilizer, which is arranged above the blower, for stabilizing the metal strip after leaving the coating container and the blower, wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer is so arranged above the blower that a spacing between a line of action of a maximum force of the electromagnetic stabilizer on the metal strip and the air outlet gap lies in a range of 100 to 1200 millimeters; and
a horizontal cross member mounted between and attached to two vertical posts,
wherein the blower is secured to and hangs below the horizontal cross member, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer is arranged between the horizontal cross member and the blower, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer and the blower are independently secured to the horizontal cross member, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer hangs below the horizontal cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,202

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COATING A METAL STRIP

FONTAINE ENGINEERING UND ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,188

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

TURBULENT TECHNOLOGIES LT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,107

MODIFIED ?-GALACTOSIDASE

Amano Enzyme Inc., Nagoy...

1. A ?-galactosidase comprising an amino acid sequence which is different from a reference ?-galactosidase amino acid sequence in that one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of the following (1) to (3) is/are proline, wherein the reference ?-galactosidase amino acid sequence shows a 90% or more identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4:(1) an amino acid corresponding to lysine at position 166 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4;
(2) an amino acid corresponding to glycine at position 307 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4; and
(3) an amino acid corresponding to alanine at position 833 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4.

US Pat. No. 10,190,101

PRODUCTION OF LACTIC ACID FROM ORGANIC WASTE OR BIOGAS OR METHANE USING RECOMBINANT METHANOTROPHIC BACTERIA

STRING BIO PRIVATE LIMITE...

1. A recombinant methanotrophic bacterium capable of producing lactic acid from organic waste or biogas or methane, comprisinga heterologous nucleic acid or gene encoding for lactate dehydrogenase (ldh) enzyme, having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, 3, or 5, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,190,080

METHOD FOR CLEANING SYSTEMS

Thonhauser GmbH, Giesshe...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,075

ENRICHMENT OF PALMITOLEIC ACID AND PALMITOLEIC ACID DERIVATIVES BY DRY AND SOLVENT-AIDED WINTERIZATION

OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION...

1. A method for producing an oil composition of a liquid olein fraction that is not derived from algae, wherein the oil composition comprises a mixture of not more than 0.2% (wt %) palmitic acid and at least 59% (wt %) palmitoleic acid from said liquid olein fraction, said method comprising fractional crystallization of a starting oil mixture containing more than 0.2% (wt %) palmitic acid and less than 59% (wt %) palmitoleic acid to produce the liquid olein fraction and a solid stearin fraction, and wherein said fractional crystallization comprises:(a) incubating a solution of said starting oil mixture in an organic solvent at a ratio of organic solvent to starting oil mixture at a temperature between about ?20° C. to about ?70° C. to produce said solid stearin fraction and said liquid olein fraction, wherein said organic solvent is selected from methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and hexane, and wherein the ratio of methanol to the starting oil mixture is 2:1 to 1:1, the ratio of ethanol to the starting oil mixture is 2:1 to 1:1, the ratio of isopropyl alcohol to the starting oil mixture is 1:4 to 1:6, and the ratio of acetone to the starting oil mixture is 1:6 to 1:8, or the ratio of hexane to the starting oil mixture is 1:8 to 1:10;
(b) separating said solid stearin fraction and said liquid olein fraction; and
(c) collecting said liquid olein fraction to produce the oil composition of said liquid olein fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,066

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BIOMASS HYDROGASIFICATION

G4 Insights Inc., Burnab...

1. A method, comprising:pyrolyzing biomass to produce a pyrolysis gas and char;
hydrogasifying the pyrolysis gas in the presence of a catalyst and hydrogen produced by a hydrogen generator powered by a renewable energy source, to produce a gas mixture;
separating the gas mixture into a substitute natural gas stream and a residual gas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,190,063

PRODUCTION OF OILFIELD HYDROCARBONS

Sasol Technology Propriet...

1. A process to produce olefinic products in the carbon range C16-C30 suitable for use as or conversion to oilfield hydrocarbons, the process comprising:separating an olefins-containing Fischer-Tropsch condensate into a light fraction which is a C5-C7 fraction, an intermediate fraction which is a C8-C15 fraction which includes paraffins and alpha-olefins and a heavy fraction which is a C16-C22 fraction which includes paraffins and alpha-olefins;
oligomerising at least a portion of the light fraction using a zeolitic catalyst to produce a first olefinic product which includes branched internal olefins;
carrying out either one or both of the steps of:
(i) dehydrogenating at least a portion of the intermediate fraction to convert the paraffins to internal olefins thereby to produce an intermediate product which includes internal olefins and alpha-olefins, and synthesising higher olefins, by means of dimerisation or olefin metathesis, from the intermediate product which includes internal olefins and alpha-olefins to produce a second olefinic product; and
(ii) dimerising at least a portion of the intermediate fraction to produce a second olefinic product; and
dehydrogenating at least a portion of the heavy fraction to convert the paraffins to internal olefins thereby to produce a third olefinic product which includes internal olefins,
the first olefinic product and the second olefinic product being such that a combination of the first olefinic product and the second olefinic product provides an olefinic product with at least 50% by mass of hydrocarbons having carbon chain lengths of between 15 and 30 carbon atoms per molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,190,057

FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

SASOL TECHNOLOGY PROPRIET...

1. A method of synthesising Fischer-Tropsch products, the method includingfeeding a synthesis gas to a moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor containing a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst in a moving catalyst bed, catalytically converting at least a portion of the synthesis gas in the moving catalyst bed to Fischer-Tropsch products and withdrawing the Fischer-Tropsch products from the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor,
the method further including, while the moving-bed Fisher-Tropsch synthesis reactor is on-line:
withdrawing a portion of the Fischer-Tropsch catalyst from the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor;
discarding from about 15 wt % to about 60 wt % of the withdrawn Fischer-Tropsch catalyst;
adding a reactivated Fischer-Tropsch catalyst to the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor; and
adding a fresh Fischer-Tropsch catalyst, in addition to the reactivated catalyst, to the moving-bed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,040

SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANT FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

STEP ENERGY SERVICES LTD....

1. A proppant composition comprising:a volume of water;
300-500 kg/m3 of a self-suspending proppant, including a plurality of proppant granules each with a hydrophilic polymer coating, the hydrophilic polymer coatings of the self-suspending proppant together defining a total polymer volume; and
100-800 kg/m3 of an untreated proppant,wherein there is a total proppant load including both the self-suspending proppant and the untreated proppant of 500-1000 kg/m3 in the composition and wherein a concentration of the self-suspending proppant in the water is sufficient (i) to reduce the water to an unabsorbed volume of less than 25% of the volume of water and (ii) to hydrate at least 75% of the total polymer volume.

US Pat. No. 10,190,030

TREATED GEOTHERMAL BRINE COMPOSITIONS WITH REDUCED CONCENTRATIONS OF SILICA, IRON AND LITHIUM

Alger Alternative Energy,...

1. A treated geothermal brine composition, the composition comprising a treated geothermal brine comprising lithium, silica, iron, and lead, and having a concentration of lithium of no more than 200 mg/kg, a concentration of silica of no more than 80 mg/kg, a concentration of iron of no more than 300 mg/kg, and a concentration of lead greater than 25 mg/kg, wherein the treated geothermal brine comprises recoverable amounts of one or more of metals selected from the group consisting of boron, cesium, and rubidium.

US Pat. No. 10,190,023

SILICA-BASED POLISHING PARTICLE AND ABRASIVE

JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICA...

1. A silica-based polishing particle having a three-dimensional polycondensation structure, whereinthe particle contains an alkoxy group therein, the particle having an average particle diameter (d) of 5 to 300 nm, an aspect ratio of 1.00 or more and 1.20 or less, and a carbon content of 0.005% by mass or more and less than 0.50% by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,190,021

FLOOR COATING COMPOSITIONS AND FLOORING MATERIAL

DEXERIALS AMERICA CORPORA...

1. A floor coating composition used for coating of a floor and comprising components (A) to (E) below as essential components:component (A): a bifunctional (meth)acrylate compound not having an alicyclic structure;
component (B1): a trifunctional or more urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer;
component (B2): a hexafunctional or more urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer other than the component (B1);
component (C): a melamine (meth)acrylate;
component (D): metal oxide nanoparticles; and
component (E): an active energy ray polymerization initiator,
wherein the amount of component (A) contained is more than 24 weight % and less than 50 weight %, the amount of component (B1) contained is more than 10 weight % and less than 35 weight %, the amount of component (B2) contained is not less than 10 weight % and not more than 15 weight %, and the amount of component (C) contained is not less than 10 weight % and less than 20 weight %, and
wherein component (E) contains a hydrogen abstraction photopolymerization initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,009

INK COMPOSITION, INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING SAME, AND COLORED MATERIAL

NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI K...

1. An ink composition comprising a coloring matter represented by the following formula (3) and a coloring matter represented by the following formula (b4):
wherein the coloring matter represented by formula (3) is from 40% to ? by mass of the total amount of the coloring matters in the ink composition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,997

COLORANT INCLUDING A MIXTURE OF PIGMENTS

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. A colorant comprising:a first pigment; and
a second pigment,
wherein the second pigment comprises a plurality of layers,
wherein the plurality of layers include a particular layer, and
wherein the particular layer is a reflective ferrochrome (FeCr) layer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,996

ANTHRACENE-BASED ORGANIC DYE

NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSI...

1. An anthracene-based organic dye represented by Formula (1):
wherein
s, m, and n represent independently 0 or 1;
Q is an anchoring group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, and X8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, lithium, sodium and

 wherein Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 represent independently a C1-C6 alkyl group;
P is an electron acceptor group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein T1, T2, T3, and T4 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, a C4-C12 alkyl group, and a C4-C2 alkoxy group, and T5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a C4-C17 alkyl group; and
R is an electron donor group with the proviso that
R is selected from the group consisting of

 when s represents 1, and
R is selected from the group consisting of

 when s represents 0,
wherein
Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13, Y14, Y15, Y16, Y17, Y18, Y21, Y22, Y23, and Y24 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and a C4-C12 alkyl group, and
Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y19, and Y20 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, a C4-C12 alkyl group, and a C4-C12 alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,994

USE OF A WAX-MODIFIED, AIR RECTIFIED ASPHALT IN BUILT UP ROOFING ASPHALT COMPOSITIONS

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A heat stable asphalt composition that meets ASTM D 312 (2006) built-up roofing asphalt (“BURA”) specifications, the heat stable asphalt composition comprising:an air rectified asphalt; and
a wax additive, wherein the additive has a melt point higher than about 100° C.;
wherein the composition has an equiviscous temperature (EVT) of from about 340° F. to about 390° F. for mopping applications and from about 380° F. to about 430° F. for mechanical applications, and wherein the composition has a minimum solubility in trichloroethylene of 99%.

US Pat. No. 10,189,991

HIGH TEMPERATURE MELT PROCESSABLE SEMI-CRYSTALLINE POLY (ARYL ETHER KETONE) CONTAINING A (4-HYDROXYPHENYL) PHTHALAZIN-1 (2H)-ONE COMONOMER UNIT

Polymics, LTD, State Col...

1. A composition, consisting essentially of a melt processable semicrystalline aromatic polyetherketone polymer according to formula (I):
wherein Cp is a phthalazinone unit of formula (II);

Q is a biphenol unit of formula (III);

Z is an aromatic ketone unit of formula (VI);

x is a value of at least 1; and
y is a value of at least 1,
wherein x and y are such that the molar ratio of Q to Cp is between about 30/70 and 90/10,
wherein the polymer has a glass transition temperature between about 180° C. and 240° C., and
wherein the melt processable semicrystalline aromatic polyetherketone polymer has an enthalpy of melting endotherm of between about 5.0 J/g and 26.0 J/g.

US Pat. No. 10,189,958

ORGANIC POLYMERIC PARTICLES, PAPER COATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A coated paper comprising:a base paper having a first and a second surface; and
a paper coating composition applied to the first, the second, or both the first and second surfaces, where the paper coating composition comprises a binder and a hollow porous particle; and
where the hollow porous particle was prepared by a process that includes
(i) providing an organic polymeric particle including a core including a polymer including units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer; and a shell surrounding the core, where the shell includes a polymer having units deriving from the polymerization of styrene monomer and acrylate monomer selected from methyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, and combinations thereof; where the shell includes polymer having from 70 to 98 weight units deriving from the polymerization of styrene monomer, and from 2 to 30 weight units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer; and
(ii) subjecting the organic polymeric particle to conditions that will hydrolyze the units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer within the shell and the core, to thereby provide a hollow porous particle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,956

POLYMER SUBSTRATES FORMED FROM CARBOXY FUNCTIONAL ACRYLAMIDE

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES AS, Os...

1. A compound of the formula:
wherein R1 is an alkyl group having between 3 and 10 carbons or is a polyether group having between 1 and 10 ether units, wherein R2 is a linear or branched alkyl group having between 3 and 8 carbons or a silyl group, and wherein R3 is hydrogen or an alkyl group having between 1 and 6 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,189,954

SYNTHESIS OF ANTIMICROBIAL SILSESQUIOXANE-SILICA HYBRIDS

Kimmerling Holdings Group...

1. A method of preparing a silsesquioxane-silica hybrid, comprising:hydrolytically co-condensing, in the presence of at least one (C1-C3)alcohol and a catalytic amount of an ammonium cation (NH4+), of a tetraalkoxysilane of formula I:
with a trialkoxysilane of formula II:and with a trialkoxysilane of formula III:wherein said compound of formula II, said compound of formula I, and said compound of formula III are reacted in a molar ratio of about 1:1-32:1, respectively; wherein:A1, A2, A3, and A4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C8alkyl, and trifluoro-substituted (C1-C8)alkyl;
Ra is independently a functional group comprising at least one curing group selected from the group consisting of acrylate, methacrylate, (C2-C8)alkenyl, glycidyloxy, epoxy, sulfonate, carboxylate, ester, amino, acrylamide, methacrylamide, isocyanato, amino acid, nucleic acid, and mercapto(C1-C6)alkyl;
Rb is independently

wherein:
Rc is (C1-C2)alkyl;
Rd is (C1-C2)alkyl or phenyl;
Re is (C6-C22)alkyl;
X?is an anion selected from the group consisting of chloride, bromide, fluoride, iodide, sulfonate, and acetate;
each RY is, independently, H, (C1-C8)alkyl, or trifluoro-substituted (C1-C8)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,938

POLYUREA COMPOSITION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A method comprising treating a substrate comprising an elastomeric material having unsaturated units with a curable composition, said treating selected from the group consisting of patching a defect in the substrate, coating the substrate, and adhesively bonding the substrate to another substrate, and said composition comprising at least, a first component and a second component, whereinthe first component K1 comprises
one or more than one di(aminobenzoate) ester A1 of formula (I)

with an average molecular weight of 500 g/mol to 2000 g/mol, where G is a divalent moiety deriving from poly(tetramethylene oxide) diol, and
the second component K2 comprises
one or more than one aromatic polyisocyanate B1 with an average molecular weight of 160 g/mol to 1100 g/mol, wherein the molar ratio between the isocyanate groups of the second component K2 and the isocyanate-reactive groups of the first component K1 is in the range from 1.3 to 1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,189,929

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

SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,927

IONOMER HAVING HIGH OXYGEN PERMEABILITY

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. An ionomer, comprising:a repeating unit A;
a repeating unit B, and
a repeating unit C,
the ionomer having an equivalent weight of 250 to 930 and a glass transition temperature of 100° C. to 130° C.,
the amount of the repeating unit B is 16 to 45 mol %, relative to all the repeating units,
the repeating unit B being represented by the formula (2):
wherein Rp represents a monovalent group having a proton exchange group,wherein the repeating unit A is at least one repeating unit selected from the group consisting of:
a repeating unit represented by the formula (3):
wherein m3 represents an integer of 2 to 6; anda repeating unit represented by the formula (4):
wherein Y41 represents F or a C1-C3 perfluoroalkyl group; k4 represents 0 or 1; n4 represents an integer of 1 to 8; when n4 represents an integer of 2 to 8, Y41 in each of respective units —(CF2CFY41—O)n4— may be the same as or different from each other; and m4 represents an integer of 1 to 6,wherein the repeating unit C that is at least one repeating unit selected from the group consisting of:
a repeating unit represented by the formula (7):
wherein Rf71 represents F, Cl, or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group, anda repeating unit represented by the formula (8):
wherein Y81 represents H or F; Y82 represents F or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group;and Y83 represents H, F, Cl, or a C1-C9 linear or branched fluoroalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,894

RATIONALLY DESIGNED, SYNTHETIC ANTIBODY LIBRARIES AND USES THEREFOR

Adimab, LLC, Lebanon, NH...

1. An antibody isolated from a library comprising synthetic polynucleotides that encode an antibody heavy chain and an antibody light chain containing at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences, wherein each of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences has an antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequence represented by the following formula:[X]-[N1]-[DH]-[N2]-[H3-JH], wherein
(i) X is selected from the group consisting of G, D, E and nothing;
(ii) N1 is an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of G, P, R, A, S, L, T, V, GG, GP, GR, GA, GS, GL, GT, GV, PG, RG, AG, SG, LG, TG, VG, PP, PR, PA, PS, PL, PT, PV, RP, AP, SP, LP, TP, VP, IG, KG, GW, FP, EG, GGG, GPG, GRG, GAG, GSG, GLG, GTG, GVG, PGG, RGG, AGG, SGG, LGG, TGG, VGG, GGP, GGR, GGA, GGS, GGL, GGT, GGV, D, E, F, H, I, K, M, Q, W, Y, AR, AS, AT, AY, DL, DT, EA, EK, FH, FS, HL, HW, IS, KV, LD, LE, LR, LS, LT, NR, NT, QE, QL, QT, RA, RD, RE, RF, RH, RL, RR, RS, RV, SA, SD, SE, SF, SI, SK, SL, SQ, SR, SS, ST, SV, TA, TR, TS, TT, TW, VD, VS, WS, YS, AAE, AYH, DTL, EKR, ISR, NTP, PKS, PRP, PTA, PTQ, REL, RPL, SAA, SAL, SGL, SSE, TGL, WGT;
(iii) DH is all of a human CDRH3 DH amino acid sequence, wherein the DH amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of ATT, GAT, GIV, IVG, VGA, VLLLWLLL (SEQ ID NO: 239), ITMIVVVIT (SEQ ID NO: 240), VQWLV (SEQ ID NO: 241), VQQLV (SEQ ID NO: 242), VLRFLEWLLY (SEQ ID NO: 243), YYDFWSGYYT (SEQ ID NO: 244), WILYQLLC (SEQ ID NO: 245), LRL (SEQ ID NO: 246), TTVT (SEQ ID NO: 247), VWELL (SEQ ID NO: 248), VDTAMVT (SEQ ID NO: 249), WIQLWL (SEQ ID NO: 250), RILWWLLL (SEQ ID NO: 251), DIVVVVAAT (SEQ ID NO: 252), VLLLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 595), GATT (SEQ ID NO: 623), GIVG (SEQ ID NO: 624), IVGA (SEQ ID NO: 625), VGAT (SEQ ID NO: 626), GIVGA (SEQ ID NO: 627), IVGAT (SEQ ID NO: 628), VGATT (SEQ ID NO: 629), GIVGAT (SEQ ID NO: 630), IVGATT (SEQ ID NO: 631), GIVGATT (SEQ ID NO: 13), YSG, YSGS (SEQ ID NO: 632), YSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 633), YSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 14), CSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 622), CSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 620), YCSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 621), CSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO: 617), GYCSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 618), YCSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 619), GYCSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 615), YCSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO: 616), GYCSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO:10), AAM, DIV, IVY, PAA, VPA, VVP, VVV, DIVV (SEQ ID NO: 634), IVVV (SEQ ID NO: 635), PAAM (SEQ ID NO: 636), VPAA (SEQ ID NO: 637, VVPA (SEQ ID NO: 638), VVVP (SEQ ID NO: 639), DIVVY (SEQ ID NO: 640), IVVVP (SEQ ID NO: 641), VPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 642), VVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 643), VVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 644), DIVVVP (SEQ ID NO: 645), IVVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 646), VVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 647), VVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 648), DIVVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 649), IVVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 650), VVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 651), DIVVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 652), IVVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 653), DIVVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 11), CSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 654), CSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 655), YCSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 656), CSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 657), GYCSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 658), YCSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 659), GYCSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 660), YCSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 661), GYCSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 16), FGV, GVV, IFG, ITI, TIF, VVI, FGVV (SEQ ID NO: 662) , GVVI (SEQ ID NO: 663), IFGV (SEQ ID NO: 664), ITIF (SEQ ID NO: 665) , TIFG (SEQ ID NO: 666), VVII (SEQ ID NO: 667), FGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 668), GVVII (SEQ ID NO: 669), IFGVV (SEQ ID NO: 670), ITIFG (SEQ ID NO: 671), TIFGV (SEQ ID NO: 672), FGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 673), IFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 674), ITIFGV (SEQ ID NO: 675), TIFGVV(SEQ ID NO: 676), IFGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 677), ITIFGVV (SEQ ID NO: 678), TIFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 679), ITIFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 680), TIFGVVII(SEQ ID NO: 681), ITIFGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 9), ELL, FGE, GEL, LLW, LWF, VLL, WFG, FGEL (SEQ ID NO: 682), GELL (SEQ ID NO: 683), LLWF (SEQ ID NO: 684), LWFG (SEQ ID NO: 685), VLLW (SEQ ID NO: 686), WFGE (SEQ ID NO: 687), FGELL (SEQ ID NO: 688), LLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 689), LWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 690), VLLWF (SEQ ID NO: 691), WFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 692), LLWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 693), LWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 694), VLLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 695), WFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 696), LLWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 697), LWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 698), VLLWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 699), LLWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 700), VLLWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 701), VLLWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 1), GSG, GSY, SGS, SYY, YGS, YYG, YYN, YYY, GSGS (SEQ ID NO: 702), GSYY (SEQ ID NO: 703), SGSY (SEQ ID NO: 704) , SYYN (SEQ ID NO: 705), YGSG (SEQ ID NO: 706), YYGS (SEQ ID NO: 707), YYYG (SEQ ID NO: 708), GSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 709), GSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 710), SGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 711), YGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 712), YYGSG (SEQ ID NO: 713), YYYGS (SEQ ID NO: 714), GSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 715), SGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 716), YGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 717), YYGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 718), YYYGSG (SEQ ID NO: 719), GSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 720), YGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 721), YYGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 722), YYYGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 723), YGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 724), YYGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 725), YYYGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 726), YYGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 727), YYYGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 728), YYYGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 2), GVI, ITM, MVR, RGV, TMV, VII, VRG, GVII (SEQ ID NO: 729), ITMV (SEQ ID NO: 730), MVRG (SEQ ID NO: 731), RGVI (SEQ ID NO: 732), TMVR (SEQ ID NO: 733), VRGV (SEQ ID NO: 734), ITMVR (SEQ ID NO: 735), MVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 736), RGVII (SEQ ID NO: 737), TMVRG (SEQ ID NO: 738), VRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 739), ITMVRG (SEQ ID NO: 740), MVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 741), TMVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 742), VRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 743), ITMVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 744), MVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 745), TMVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 746), ITMVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 747), TMVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 748), ITMVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 3), DSS, GYY, SGY, SSG, YDS, YYD, DSSG (SEQ ID NO: 749), GYYY (SEQ ID NO: 750), SGYY (SEQ ID NO: 751), SSGY (SEQ ID NO: 752), YDSS (SEQ ID NO: 753), YYDS (SEQ ID NO: 754), YYYD (SEQ ID NO: 755), DSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 756), SGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 757), SSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 758), YDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 759), YYDSS (SEQ ID NO: 760), YYYDS (SEQ ID NO: 761), DSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 762), SSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 763, YDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 764), YYDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 765), YYYDSS (SEQ ID NO: 766), DSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 767), YDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 768), YYDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 769), YYYDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 770), YDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 771), YYDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 772), YYYDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 773), YYDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 774), YYYDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 775), YYYDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 4), DYG, GDY, YGD, DYGD (SEQ ID NO: 613), YGDY (SEQ ID NO: 614), DYGDY (SEQ ID NO: 12), SYG, YGY, YSY, GYSY (SEQ ID NO: 776), SYGY (SEQ ID NO: 777), YSYG (SEQ ID NO: 778), GYSYG (SEQ ID NO: 779), YSYGY (SEQ ID NO: 780), GYSYGY (SEQ ID NO: 15), SSS, SSW, SWY, SSSW (SEQ ID NO: 781), SSWY (SEQ ID NO: 782), YSSS (SEQ ID NO: 783), GYSSS (SEQ ID NO: 784), SSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 785), YSSSW(SEQ ID NO: 786), GYSSSW (SEQ ID NO: 787), YSSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 788), GYSSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 7) , GWY, GYS, SGW, YSS, GYSS (SEQ ID NO: 789), SGWY (SEQ ID NO: 790), SSGW (SEQ ID NO: 791), YSSG (SEQ ID NO: 792), GYSSG (SEQ ID NO: 793), SSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 794), YSSGW (SEQ ID NO: 795), GYSSGW (SEQ ID NO: 796), YSSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 797), GYSSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 5), AVA, GIA, IAV, VAG, AVAG (SEQ ID NO: 798), GIAV (SEQ ID NO: 799), IAVA (SEQ ID NO: 800), GIAVA (SEQ ID NO: 801), IAVAG (SEQ ID NO: 802), GIAVAG (SEQ ID NO: 6), AAA, AAG, IAA, AAAG (SEQ ID NO: 803), GIAA (SEQ ID NO: 804), IAAA (SEQ ID NO: 805), GIAAA (SEQ ID NO: 806), IAAAG (SEQ ID NO: 807), and GIAAAG (SEQ ID NO: 8);
(iv) N2 is an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of G, P, R, A, S, L, T, V, GG, GP, GR, GA, GS, GL, GT, GV, PG, RG, AG, SG, LG, TG, VG, PP, PR, PA, PS, PL, PT, PV, RP, AP, SP, LP, TP, VP, IG, KG, GW, FP, EG, GGG, GPG, GRG, GAG, GSG, GLG, GTG, GVG, PGG, RGG, AGG, SGG, LGG, TGG, VGG, GGP, GGR, GGA, GGS, GGL, GGT, GGV, D, E, F, H, I, K, M, Q, W, Y, AR, AS, AT, AY, DL, DT, EA, EK, FH, FS, HL, HW, IS, KV, LD, LE, LR, LS, LT, NR, NT, QE, QL, QT, RA, RD, RE, RF, RH, RL, RR, RS, RV, SA, SD, SE, SF, SI, SK, SL, SQ, SR, SS, ST, SV, TA, TR, TS, TT, TW, VD, VS, WS, YS, AAE, AYH, DTL, EKR, ISR, NTP, PKS, PRP, PTA, PTQ, REL, RPL, SAA, SAL, SGL, SSE, TGL, WGT;
(v) H3-JH is all of a human CDRH3 H3-JH amino acid sequence, wherein the H3-JH amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of AEYFQH (SEQ ID NO: 17), EYFQH (SEQ ID NO: 583), YFQH (SEQ ID NO: 584), FQH, QH, H YWYFDL (SEQ ID NO: 18), WYFDL (SEQ ID NO: 585), YFDL (SEQ ID NO: 586), FDL, DL, L, AFDV (SEQ ID NO: 19), FDV, DV, V, YFDY (SEQ ID NO: 20), FDY, DY, Y, NWFDS (SEQ ID NO: 21), WFDS (SEQ ID NO: 587), FDS, DS, S, YYYYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 22), YYYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 588), YYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 589), YYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 590), YGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 591), GMDV (SEQ ID NO: 592), MDV, AFDI (SEQ ID NO: 852), FDI, DI, NWFDP (SEQ ID NO: 857), WFDP (SEQ ID NO: 858), FDP, and DP;
wherein the diversity of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences is created by each of the polynucleotides having a CDRH3 sequence that is different from the CDRH3 sequence of every other polynucleotide;
wherein the antibody heavy chain is a variable domain with framework (FRM) and complementary determining regions (CDR) comprising FRMH1-CDRH1-FRM2-CDRH2-FRMH3-CDRH3-FRMH4; and
a VKCDR3 amino acid sequence comprising about 1 to about 10 of the amino acids found at Kabat positions 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 95A, 96, and 97, in selected VKCDR3 amino acid sequences derived from a particular IGKV or IGKJ germline sequence;
wherein the antibody light chain is a variable domain with framework (FRM) and complementary determining regions (CDR) comprising FRMVK1-VKCDR1-FRMVK2-VKCDR2-FRMVK3-VKCDR3-FRMVK4.

US Pat. No. 10,189,877

TETRAVALENT DENGUE VACCINE

International Centre for ...

1. A virus like particle (VLP) comprising:a) a recombinant polypeptide comprising an EDIII domain of each of Dengue virus serotypes DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4, linked to N-terminal of an HBsAg polypeptide, as depicted below:
EDIII-1-EDIII-3-EDIII-4-EDIII-2-HBsAg;
wherein the dotted line is a linker; and
wherein the amino acid sequence of the EDIII domain of each of Dengue virus serotypes DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4 is SEQ ID NO's 1, 2, 3 and respectively; and
b) 4 units of an HBsAg polypeptide.

US Pat. No. 10,189,870

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF OXAZOLIDINONE ANTIBIOTICS AND PREPARATION METHOD, COMPOSITION AND USE THEREOF

HANGZHOU PUSHAI PHARMAEUT...

1. Form II of (R)-3-(4-(2-(2-methyltetrazol-5-yl)pyridine-5-yl)-3-fluorophenyl)-5-hydroxymethyl oxazolidin-2-one dihydrogen phosphate represented by the following structural formula:
measured with Cu—K? radiation, the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the Form II, expressed as 2? angles, has the following characteristic peaks: 10.5±0.2°, 15.7±0.2°, 16.5±0.2°, 17.3±0.2°, 21.0±0.2° and 26.3±0.2°.

US Pat. No. 10,189,867

ORGANOSILICON MODIFIED PHOTOINITIATOR AND A PHOTO-CURABLE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

1. An organosilicon modified photoinitiator represented by the general formula (I):wherein,R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl C1-C3 alkyl;
one of R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 is SIL1-X, and the others are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl C1-C3 alkyl, and halogen;
X is a direct bond or C1-C12 alkylene; and
SIL1 and SIL2 are each independently represented by the formula —SiR8R9R10 or (R?SiO3/2)a(R?2SiO2/2)b(R??3SiO1/2)c, wherein
R8, R9 and R10 are each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl, and aryl C1-C3 alkyl,
R?, R? and R?? each independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C5-C8 cycloalkyl, and phenyl C1-C3 alkyl, and
a, b, and c are numbers that satisfy a?0, b?0, c>0, the ratio of a to c is from 0 to 100, and the ratio of b to c is from 0 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,189,862

PHENOTHIAZINE-PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

The Chinese University of...

15. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,189,854

SUBSTITUTED PYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

GRUENENTHAL GMBH, Aachen...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,835

DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF TREATING HEPATITIS B INFECTIONS

NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula IV:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereofwhereinY is selected from a bond, —C(O)—, and —SO2—;
R1 is selected from C(O)ORc, C(O)Rc, C(O)NRdRe, and —C(O)NRdN(Rd)2;
R2 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, and C1-C6-alkyl;
R3 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, and C1-C6-alkyl;
R4 is selected from (CR8R9)p—C6-C12-aryl and (CR8R9)p—C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein aryl and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2,or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R5 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, and halo;
R6 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, and halo;
alternatively,

R8 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H, —OH, halo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —O—C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
R9 is, at each occurrence, independently selected from H and C1C6-alkyl;
Rc is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl,C1-C6-alkyl-OH, C0-C6-alkyl-C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C2-C8-heterocyclyl, C6-C12-aryl, and C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and —O—C1-C6-alkyl;
Rd is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, and C1-C6-alkyl-OH;
Re is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-OH, C1-C6-alkyl-OC1-C6-alkyl, C0-C6-alkyl-C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C2-C8-heterocyclyl, C6-C12-aryl, and C1-C9-heteroaryl, wherein cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups, each independently selected from —OH, halo, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, and —O—C1-C6-alkyl;
m is 0, 1, or 2; and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,189,830

ALKYL-HETEROARYL SUBSTITUTED QUINONE DERIVATIVES FOR TREATMENT OF OXIDATIVE STRESS DISORDERS

BIOELECTRON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A compound of Formula I or Formula II:
wherein:
R1, R3 and R4 are independently C1-C6 alkyl or O—C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of benzoimidazole, benzothiazole, and benzoxazole, optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —CH3, —CF3, —OCH3, and —C(O)—N(R5)(R6), wherein the substituents are independently linked to the heteroaryl by either a —C— or —N—within the heteroaryl; where the attachment point of the heteroaryl group to the rest of the molecule is either through a C or N in the rings;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, and —C1-C6 alkyl-hydroxy, or wherein R5 and R6 together with the N to which they are attached form a saturated or unsaturated 3-8 membered ring, optionally incorporating one, two, or three additional heteroatoms each independently selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S, and wherein the ring is optionally substituted with —C1-C6 alkyl; and
z is 3;
or a stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, solvate, hydrate, pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug ester thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,826

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE

Medivation Technologies L...

1. A compound of Formula (IIa):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
RC5 is halogen;
each RC7 and RC8 is independently hydrogen, R1, or —SO2RC12; or RC7 and RC8 are taken together with the N to which they are attached to form a C3-C8 heterocycle optionally substituted with one or more R1 or R3;
R1 is C1-C6 linear or branched alkyl, C2-C6 linear or branched alkenyl, C2-C6 linear or branched alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkylmethyl, C3-C6 cycloalkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl; each optionally substituted with one or more R3;
R3 is halogen, —CN, —OH, —O(Alkyl), ?O, —NO2, —SH, —S(Alkyl), —S(O)(Alkyl), —S(O)2(Alkyl), —CH2OCH3, —OBn, —CO2H, —CO2(Alkyl), —NR10R11, —CONR10R11, or —S(O)2NR10R11;
R10 and R11 are independently hydrogen, C1-C6 linear or branched alkyl, —C(O)RC12, —C(O)2RC12, —C(O)N(RC12)2, —SO2RC12, or are taken together with the N to which they are attached to form a C3-C8 heterocyclyl; and
RC12 is hydrogen, a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl, a linear or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, a linear or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, or aryl; wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl group is optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, one or more —NH2 groups, or one or more —OH groups.

US Pat. No. 10,189,817

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

BIOGEN MA INC., Cambridg...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,806

FIBER CONDUIT APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND CHEMICAL EXTRACTIONS

Chemtor, LP., San Marcos...

1. An apparatus comprising:a conduit comprising:
two fluid inlets at one end of the conduit, wherein one of the two fluid inlets comprises a tube extending into the conduit and a perforated node at the end of the tube, and wherein the other of the two fluid inlets is arranged up-stream of the perforated node;
one fluid outlet at an opposing end of the conduit;
a collection vessel positioned proximate the fluid outlet, wherein the collection vessel comprises two fluid outlets respectively arranged along upper and lower portions of the collection vessel; and
a plurality of functionalized polymer fibers positioned longitudinally within the conduit, wherein one end of the functionalized polymer fibers are secured to the perforated node, wherein the other end of the functionalized polymer fibers extend into the collection vessel, and wherein the functionalized polymer fibers comprise acid functionalized polymer fibers, base functionalized polymer fibers, hydroxyl functionalized polymer fibers, amino functionalized polymer fibers, or ether functionalized polymer fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,801

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING TETRAHYDROISOQUINOLINE THIAZOLIDINE

NATIONAL CHI NAN UNIVERSI...

1. A method for synthesizing tetrahydroisoquinoline thiazolidine of formula (III) and formula (IV):
comprising reacting, at a temperature between 20° C. and 100° C. in a solvent, a compound of Formula (II) and a compound of Formula (I):
wherein, R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, an alkyl group, and an alkoxy group;R2 is selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, and N(OMe)Me, wherein Me is a methyl group; and
the solvent is selected from the group consisting of tetrahydrofuran (THF), ethyl acetate (EtOAc), ethanol, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone, and acetonitrile.

US Pat. No. 10,189,790

IMIDAZOLINE COMPOUND, MOBILITY CONTROL SYSTEM, PLUGGING AGENT FOR GAS CHANNELING, AND METHOD FOR CARBON DIOXIDE FLOODING

China University of Geosc...

1. A mobility control system comprising the imidazoline compound represented by formula (1), a mobility control additive, and water;wherein R is pentadecyl, and the mobility control additive is sodium p-toluene sulfonate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,782

DERIVATIVES OF INDOLE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER, VIRAL INFECTIONS AND LUNG DISEASES

BIOKINESIS, Paris (FR) C...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
X represents a nitrogen atom, or a N+-O— unit;
R1 and R1? are such that one is H and the other represents a halogen or one —NR11R12 unit wherein R11 and R12 represent H or a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
R2 represents:
a radical (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, aryloxy, (C1-C6)alkyl-aryloxy, said radical being optionally substituted with halogen, or a radical thio-(C1-C6)alkyl, thio-aryl, or thio-(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, said radical being optionally substituted with halogen or a (C1-C6)alkoxy group;
a —NR4R5 unit, a O—(C1-C6)alkyl-NR4R5 unit or a S—(C1-C6)alkyl-NR4R5 unit wherein R4 and R5 represent II or a (C1-C6)alkyl group, with the proviso that at least one among R4 and R5 is not H;
a NHCOR6 unit wherein R6 represents (C1-C6)alkyl group;
an aryl group, optionally substituted with a halogen, a trifluoromethyl group, or a (C1-C3)alkoxy group; or
a halogen;
and
R3 represents a hydrogen, a (C1-C3)alkyl group, a (C1-C3)alkoxy group or a halogen;
and the compounds of formula (I), in which the nitrogen atom of the indole core is substituted by a group selected from the group consisting of a COR7 and a CO2R7 group, wherein R7 represents:
a (C1-C6)alkyl group, optionally substituted by at least a hydroxy group, a (C1-C6)alkyloxy group, a (C1-C6)npolyalkyloxy group wherein n is 1 a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
an aryl or a (C1-C6)alkylaryl;
a —NR9R10 unit wherein R9 and R10 represent a hydrogen or a (C1-C6)alkyl group;
a NH—NR9R10 unit wherein R9 and R10 are as defined above;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,765

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF 17?-HYDROXY-DES-A-ANDROST-9,10-EN-5-ONE

INDUSTRIALE CHIMICA S.R.L...

1. A process for the synthesis of 17?-hydroxy-des-A-androst-9,10-en-5-one, compound (1), comprising the following steps:a) reaction of compound (4aR,6aS,9aS,9bS)-decahydro-6a-methyl-cyclopenta[f][1]benzopyran-3,7-dione, compound (II), with ethylmagnesium bromide or ethylmagnesium chloride to give the mixture of isomers (4S,5R,7aS)-5-hydroxy-7a-methyl-4-(3-oxopentyl)octahydro-1H-inden-1-one and (4S,5S,7aS)-5-hydroxy-7a-methyl-4-(3-oxopentyl)octahydro-1H-inden-1-one, intermediate mixture (III):

b) oxidation of the intermediate mixture (III) to give (4S,7aS)-7a-methyl-4-(3-oxopentyl)hexahydro-1H-inden-1,5(4H)-dione, intermediate (IV):

c) cyclization of the intermediate (IV) to give des-A-androst-9,10-en-5,17-dione, intermediate (V):

d) reduction of the intermediate (V) to 17?-hydroxy-des-A-androst-9,10-en-5-one, compound (1):

US Pat. No. 10,189,759

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A CHLORINATED ALKENE

SPOLEK PRO CHEMICKOU A HU...

1. A process for preparing a chlorinated alkene comprising:contacting a chlorinated alkane with a catalyst comprising metallic iron, ferrous chloride, ferric chloride, or any combination thereof, in a dehydrochlorination zone to produce a reaction mixture comprising the catalyst, the chlorinated alkane and the chlorinated alkene,
contacting the reaction mixture with an aqueous medium and an acid in an aqueous treatment zone thereby forming a biphasic mixture comprising an aqueous phase and an organic phase, and
extracting chlorinated alkene from the organic phase of the biphasic mixture, wherein the concentration of the chlorinated alkene in the reaction mixture present in the dehydrochlorination zone is controlled such that the molar ratio of chlorinated alkene:chlorinated alkane is from 1:99 to 50:50, and wherein the process is performed under reaction conditions that enable the chlorinated alkene to be produced selectively with other isomer formation less than 5% based on sum of all alkene isomers produced.

US Pat. No. 10,189,753

FOG-GENERATING DEVICE COMPRISING A REAGENT AND IGNITION MEANS

Bandit NV, Opglabbeek (B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,751

FLUID IONIZED COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USES THEREOF

BI-EN CORP., Portland, O...

1. A method of enhancing plant growth, comprising:applying quantum harmonic resonance to a sprayable fluid composition to modulate the electron spin of elements within the composition, wherein the sprayable fluid composition comprises:
mixture of about 40 to 20 parts of dissolved acid or acid-formed approximately neutral pH nitrogen plant nutrient compounds and about 1 to about 5 parts of a mixture of insoluble or weakly soluble calcium-formed plant nutrient compounds,
wherein the dissolved acid comprises nitric acid, phosphoric acid, a weak carbonic acid or a combination thereof and the acid-formed nitrogen plant nutrient compounds are in solution and comprise fluid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, aqueous ammonia or combinations thereof; and
the insoluble or weakly soluble calcium-formed plant nutrient compounds are in solution and comprise H2O and lime nitrogen; and then
applying an effective amount of the sprayable fluid composition to soil prior to, during and/or after planting, thereby enhancing plant growth.

US Pat. No. 10,189,731

UNDERGROUND SEPTIC TANK

Pallette Stone Corporatio...

1. An underground septic tank comprising:a substantially liquid impermeable, cylindrical plastic vessel having a top, a bottom, sides, and a substantially horizontal longitudinal axis;
a concrete container encasing and retaining the cylindrical plastic vessel, the concrete container contacting the bottom and at least partially contacting the sides of the cylindrical plastic vessel; and
at least one opening for receiving waste effluent into the cylindrical plastic vessel;
wherein the septic tank is adapted to withstand vehicle loading.

US Pat. No. 10,189,721

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING AC AND DC SENSORS FOR WATER TREATMENT

Griswold Water Systems, ...

1. A method, implemented by a computer including a suitably programmed microprocessor, for automatically operating water treatment equipment including a high voltage resonance circuit, an analog-to-digital converter, and one or more coils for use in water treatment, the method comprising the steps of:determining, using the microprocessor, whether a coil is an alternating current (AC) coil or a direct current (DC) coil by detecting whether a capacitor is connected in series with the coil, wherein if the capacitor is connected in series the coil is determined to be an AC coil;
initiating by applying current and initiating a timer;
reading an AC threshold from a memory and issuing an alarm if a measured AC voltage is less than the AC threshold;
reading a minimum current from the memory and issuing an alarm if a measured DC current does not meet the minimum current;
issuing commands to one or more driver processors to control frequency of pulses of the one or more coils to approximately reach and maintain a resonant frequency of the pulses for water treatment; and
using one or more sensors to measure a quality of water for water being treated and provide feedback to the microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,710

METHOD OF PURIFYING PHOSPHORIC ACID

TENOVA ADVANCED TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of purifying phosphoric acid comprising:(a) providing a pre-treated wet phosphoric acid feed containing:
(i) 2-62% phosphoric acid, expressed as a percent weight of P2O5 in said feed;
(ii) a sulfate concentration of at least 15 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said feed; and
(iii) metallic impurities including iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium, a total feed concentration of said iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium being at least 10 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said feed;
(b) subjecting said pre-treated wet phosphoric acid feed to a first nanofilter in at least a first nanofiltration stage, to obtain a first permeate and a first reject;
(c) treating said first permeate to produce sulfate solids in a partially treated phosphoric acid stream;
(d) removing at least a portion of said solids from said phosphoric acid stream to produce a sulfate-depleted phosphoric acid stream; and
(e) subjecting said sulfate-depleted phosphoric acid stream to at least a second nanofilter in at least one additional nanofiltration stage, to obtain a purified phosphoric acid in a second permeate, and a second reject, said second permeate containing:
(i) a concentration of 2-62% phosphoric acid, expressed as a percent weight of P2O5 in said second permeate;
(ii) a sulfate concentration of less than 10 ppm per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said second permeate; and
(iii) metallic impurities including iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium, a total concentration of said iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium in said second permeate being at most 5 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said second permeate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,696

BOTTLED BAG FLUID DISPENSER

Utrem Innovation, LLC, H...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,694

YEAST-CREAM-DOSING DEVICE AND METHOD

LESAFFRE ET CIE, Paris (...

23. A device for dosing of stable bakers' yeast cream in a bakery, said device comprising:a piece of furniture provided with a refrigerated compartment having an internal temperature regulated at between ?2° C. and 12° C.;
an interchangeable transport reservoir located in the refrigerated compartment and containing stable yeast cream, said reservoir having a total internal volume of between 1 and 100 liters, and an outlet opening for the yeast cream;
an outlet conduit for dosing of the yeast cream, said conduit connecting the outlet opening of the interchangeable transport reservoir to a dispensing opening outside the refrigerated chamber; and
an opening/closing mechanism for the outlet conduit, enabling the opening of the outlet conduit for the dispensing of the yeast cream and enabling the closure of the outlet conduit in order to stop the dispensing of the yeast cream,
said device permitting the dispensing of a dosed quantity of yeast cream from the interchangeable transport reservoir via the dispensing opening,
wherein said interchangeable transport reservoir is a collapsible bag that permits the dispensing of a dosed quantity of yeast cream via the dispensing opening by activation of the opening/closing mechanism without entry of gas from outside the collapsible bag into the collapsible bag.

US Pat. No. 10,189,690

VEHICLE LIFT

Marta Fiorese, Albignase...

1. A vehicle lift including a vehicle support plane (1), a base plate (50), and a lifting/lowering mechanism (101) disposed between said vehicle support plane and said base plate, said lifting/lowering mechanism comprising:two pair of levers (2,3) each arranged laterally supporting said vehicle support plane, the levers (2,3) of each pair being articulated to one another scissor like in an intermediate section (4) defining parallel inner levers (2,2) and parallel outer levers (3,3), the inner levers of each pair each having a first end hingedly connected said vehicle support plane and each having a second end adapted to slide longitudinally on said base plate, the outer levers of each pair each having a first end adapted to slide longitudinally on an underside of said vehicle support plane and each having a second end hingedly connected to said base plate;
an articulated system (10) interconnecting the inner levers of the two pair of levers and including a rocker arm (11) comprising two lateral side wall elements (12) each hingedly connected at an intermediate axis (14) to a respective inner lever of said tow pair of levers, a first roller (20) rotatably supported on an axle pin (22) interconnecting said lateral side wall elements at a first end of said rocker arm, a second roller (21) rotatably supported on an axle pin (23) interconnecting said lateral side wall elements at a second end of said rocker arm, in a collapsed condition of said vehicle lift said first roller (20) engaging for rotation thereon a first inclined plane (30) and said second roller (21) engaging for rotation thereon a second inclined plane (31), said first and second inclined planes being upwardly converging; and
a fluid-dynamic actuator (9) articulated at a first end to a member interconnecting the second ends of the outer levers of the two pair of levers and operatively connected at a second end to said axle pin at the first end of said rocker arm of said articulated system,
whereby upon commencement of lifting and opening the vehicle lift, the fluid-dynamic actuator (9) acts on the articulated system (10) imparting a thrust to the axle pin at the first end of the rocker arm (11) causing the first roller (20) to move upwardly on the respective inclined plane (30) and as a result of the rocker action of the rocker arm (11) an upward movement is imparted to the intermediate axis (14) connecting the rocker arm (11) to the inner levers of the two pair of levers (2,3) resulting in upward movement of the inner levers and commencement of lifting and opening of the vehicle lift and simultaneously the second roller (21) is moved upwardly on the second inclined plane (31).

US Pat. No. 10,189,677

ELEVATOR CONTROL SYSTEM WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION AND AUTHORIZED FLOOR DESTINATION VERIFICATION

Edward A. Bryant, Maplew...

1. A method for controlling an elevator car using facial recognition, comprising the steps of:providing at least one elevator car, the at least one elevator car controlled by an elevator control system;
providing a facial image database comprising facial image data of authorized passengers and corresponding authorized floor destination data for each such passenger;
providing a facial recognition program capable of comparing a facial image stored in the facial image database to video data output from a first imaging device, the facial recognition program in communication with the elevator control system;
providing a first imaging device capable of outputting video data;
detecting an elevator passenger's upturned head and recognizing a facial image of the elevator passenger's face in a field of view of the first imaging device;
capturing the elevator passenger's facial image using video data output from the first imaging device;
comparing the captured facial image to the facial image data;
determining a match between the captured facial image and a facial image stored in the facial image database;
sending a signal to the elevator control system to call the at least one elevator car in a preferred up/down direction; and
sending a signal to the elevator control system to move the at least one elevator car to the elevator passenger's authorized floor destination.

US Pat. No. 10,189,673

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

Alig Enviromental Solutio...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,671

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE SUBSEQUENT PROCESSING OF PRINTED PRODUCTS

Muller Martini Holding AG...

1. A device for processing printed products (4,5) comprising,a transport device (10,12) for transporting printed products (4) along a transport path (100), wherein said transport device includes a plurality of transport members (11,13) arranged behind one another in the transport direction (101) for respectively transporting a printed product (4) to be processed;
a plurality of processing devices (3,6,7,8) that are arranged along the transport path (100) for sequentially modifying the transported printed products (4);
a controller (9) operatively connected to the transport device (10,12) and at least one of the processing devices (3,6,7,8) for mutual communication of control signals;
a lighting system (20) extending along the transport path (100) and operatively connected to the controller (9); wherein
the lighting system (20) is divided into individual lighting segments (21.1,21.n) along the transport path;
each lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) comprises at least one activatable light source (22); and
each lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) is operatively connected to the controller (9) for receiving a segment control signal,
wherein the controller (9) monitors the control signals for information on the presence and status of the printed products (4) and in response to said information, generates a control signal to separately activate a light source in each individual lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) to provide a visual indication of the current status of a printed product (4) in proximity to the activated lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n).

US Pat. No. 10,189,667

POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. A post-processing apparatus couplable to an image forming apparatus comprising:a paper discharging roller to
convey, from a conveying path, a first paper discharged from the image forming apparatus to a standby path connected to the conveying path,
convey the first paper from the standby path and a second paper sequentially discharged from the image forming apparatus from the conveying path, to an intermediate loading part, in a state in which a leading end of the first paper toward the intermediate loading part protrudes more than a leading end of the second paper toward the intermediate loading part;
a main paddle part to convey the first paper and the second paper conveyed to the intermediate loading part to a compiling region;
a reverse roller arranged at a lower side of the main paddle part to convey, along with the main paddle part, the first paper and the second paper to the compiling region; and
a binding part to process the first paper and the second paper conveyed to the compiling region.

US Pat. No. 10,189,665

UNWINDER OF REELS OF WEB MATERIAL

A.CELLI NONWOVENS S.P.A.,...

1. An unwinder of reels of web material wound around winding spindles, comprising:an unwinding station with at least one unwinding member to rotate a reel that is located in said unwinding station and feed the web material toward a delivery path;
lifting members to lift a spindle of a first exhausted reel from said unwinding station in a removal position;
an insertion member to insert a second reel into said unwinding station;
a pressing member to press the web material coming from the first reel in the removal position against the second reel in the unwinding station; and
a severing member arranged and controlled to sever the web material of said first reel in an area comprised between the removal position and said pressing member, wherein said pressing member is arranged and controlled to press the web material of the first reel against a lateral surface of the second reel so as: to generate friction between the lateral surface of the second reel and the web material, such that rotation of the second reel and a pressure exerted by the pressing member causes the first reel to be drawn into rotation and to deliver by pulling the web material remaining around the first reel, such that a residual web material is drawn from the first reel; and to provide pressure to cause adhesion of the web material of the first reel to the web material of the second reel, by means of a double-sided adhesive tape interposed between the two web materials, wherein a braking system is associated with said lifting members to brake the spindle of said first reel located in the removal position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,661

VACUUM WHEEL WITH SEPARATE CONTACT AND VACUUM SURFACES

Core Flow Ltd., Daliyat ...

1. A vacuum wheel for transporting a substrate, the vacuum wheel comprising:a fixed conduit that is connectable to a suction source;
at least one vacuum surface on a circumference of the vacuum wheel, the vacuum surface including a plurality of vacuum openings that are distributed around the circumference, such that rotation of the wheel causes vacuum openings of said plurality of vacuum openings to successively fluidically connect to the fixed conduit such that when suction is applied by the suction source to the fixed conduit, suction is applied to one or more of said plurality of vacuum openings that are currently fluidically connected to the fixed conduit; and
at least one contact surface on the circumference of the vacuum wheel, said at least one contact surface being adjacent to and extending outward beyond the vacuum surface such that, when the suction is applied to said one or more of said plurality of vacuum openings, the substrate is drawn toward the vacuum surface, so as to contact said at least one contact surface without contacting the vacuum surface, and so as to apply a friction force between said at least one contact surface and the substrate to transport the substrate when the wheel rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,189,649

CONVEYING SYSTEM

Phoenix Conveyor Belt Sys...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,646

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING ARTICLES IN A STORAGE COMPARTMENT

REDDY ICE TECHNOLOGY LLC,...

17. A bagged ice storage and dispensing system, comprising:a temperature controlled storage unit having an internal storage area, an upper wall, a lower wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and opposite ends, at least one door in the front wall allowing access to the storage area;
the lower wall of the storage unit defining at least a first row of adjacent storage positions configured to support stacked bags of ice;
an opening in the upper wall communicating with a bagged ice supplier and configured to receive successive bags of ice for distribution into the storage unit;
a bag distributing unit secured in an upper portion of the storage unit and extending horizontally above the first row of storage positions, the distributing unit comprising a horizontal rail extending parallel to the first row, a carriage movably mounted on the horizontal rail, a horizontal drive configured to drive the carriage back and forth in a horizontal path along the rail, a horizontal support platform mounted on the carriage, the platform having a conveyor configured to support a bag of ice on the platform and a conveyor drive associated with the conveyor which is configured to drive the conveyor in at least a first direction to convey a bag off the platform and drop the bag into an underlying storage position; and
a controller associated with the bag distributing unit and configured to control the horizontal drive and conveyor drive to drive the support platform to selected positions in the horizontal path and to actuate the conveyor drive at each selected position to convey a bag off the platform and into the underlying storage position;
wherein the lower wall of the storage unit defines first and second side-by-side rows of stacked bag storage positions, and the support platform is movably mounted on the carriage, the system further comprising a platform drive configured to move the platform between a first position for distributing bags into the first row and a second position for distributing bags into the second row, the controller being configured to control the platform drive to move the platform back and forth between the first and second positions for distribution of bags into the first and second rows, respectively; and
wherein the carriage has a support arm extending transverse to the first and second rows and the platform is movably mounted on the support arm, the support arm having a lower wall facing the lower wall of the storage unit, and first and second detectors are positioned on the lower wall and configured to detect bag fill levels in the storage positions in the first and second rows, respectively, the detectors having outputs connected to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,642

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTED AUTONOMOUS ROBOT INTERFACING USING LIVE IMAGE FEEDS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

11. An autonomous method including autonomous robot devices, the method comprising:transmitting, via a first computing system including an interactive display, a first request for a plurality of physical objects from a facility;
navigating, via a plurality of autonomous robot devices including a controller, a drive motor, an articulated arm, a reader, an inertial navigation system and an image capturing device, autonomously through the facility;
receiving, via a second computing system in communication with the first computing system and the plurality of autonomous robot devices, the first request for the plurality of physical objects from the first computing system;
transmitting, via the second computing system, instructions the at least one of the plurality of autonomous robot devices to retrieve the plurality of physical objects from the facility;
detecting, via the second computing system, the at least one autonomous robot device has picked up at least one of the plurality of physical objects;
controlling, via the second computing system, the image capturing device of the at least autonomous robot device to capture a live image feed of the at least one physical object picked up by the at least autonomous robot device;
switching, via the second computing system, an input feed of the first computing system to display the live image feed on the display of the first computing system;
receiving, via the second computing system, a second request from first computing system to discard the at least one of the physical objects picked up by the at least one autonomous robot device and to pick up a replacement physical object;
transmitting, via the second computing system, instructions to the at least one autonomous device to discard the at least one of the physical objects picked up by the at least one autonomous robot device and to pick up the replacement physical object, the instructions from the second computing system include one or more identifiers for the plurality of physical objects;
querying, via the at least one of the autonomous robot devices, a database operatively coupled to the second computing system and the plurality of the autonomous robot devices using the one or more identifiers for the plurality of physical objects;
navigating, via the at least one autonomous robot device, autonomously through the facility to the first set of object locations in response to operation of the drive motor by the controller;
locating and scanning, via the at least one autonomous robot device, one or more machine readable elements encoded with the one or more identifiers;
detecting, via at least one image captured by the image capture device of the at least one autonomous robot device, that the first group of physical objects are disposed at the first set of locations; and
picking up, via the at least one autonomous robot device, a first quantity of physical objects in the first group using the articulated arm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,638

EASY POURING PACKAGING POUCH

Amcor Flexibles Italia S....

1. Packaging pouch for a viscous content, the pouch comprising a flexible multilayer laminate, said laminate comprising an inner layer in contact, in use, with the content of said pouch, the pouch comprising a top region and a bottom region and one or more cross-seal(s), said pouch comprising a tearable venting means in the bottom region, allowing the penetration of air behind the viscous content to remove the vacuum, when the pouch is turned upside down, in order to improve the pouring speed of food contained in the pouch and to decrease the amount of residue left in said pouch after pouring.

US Pat. No. 10,189,634

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSEMBLING AND PACKAGING CUPCAKE BOUQUETS FOR TRANSPORT

Orange Alligator DBA Bake...

1. A method for assembling a cupcake bouquet, the method comprising:attaching a mount to a vase;
attaching a base to the vase;
inserting a plurality of support pins into the mount to provide support as a base for a plurality of cupcakes;
placing the plurality of cupcakes on the plurality of support pins;
inserting a skewer into the center of each of the plurality of cupcakes and into the mount to secure each cupcakes in place;
inserting two or more box pins into the mount so that ends of the two or more box pins come into contact of a box for transporting the cupcake bouquet; and
placing the cupcake bouquet into the box.

US Pat. No. 10,189,633

LIGHTER HOLDER FOR CIGARETTE AND CIGAR PACKS

Altria Client Services LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,632

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A handheld aerosol-generating device, comprising:an aerosol chamber configured to hold an aerosol, the aerosol chamber having a cylindrical configuration with a circular cross-section;
at least two emitters configured to emit light into the aerosol chamber and arranged in a first semicircular matrix on a first semicircular portion of the circular cross-section; and
at least two sensors configured to receive light from the aerosol chamber and measure at least one wavelength of a spectrum of the received light, the at least two sensors being arranged in a second semicircular matrix on a second semicircular portion of the circular cross-section,
wherein each of the at least two emitters is disposed opposite one of the at least two sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,189,620

COMBINATION LOCKING PUZZLE GIFT BOX

Steven Douglas Small, No...

1. A combination locking puzzle gift box comprising: a drawer; a cover; and a plurality of dials;said drawer being defined by a front wall, a left wall, a right wall, an upper wall, and a lower wall, said left and right walls each having a side flange outwardly formed and extending perpendicularly from the left and right wall's exterior edges, interior surfaces of the left and right walls having a suspended wall therebetween being positioned above said front wall, wherein a resulting space between said suspended wall and said front wall is sized for acceptance of an item which is held within said drawer, said suspended wall further having a locking rib formed and projecting perpendicularly from its front facing surface, said locking rib having a plurality of gaps or notches cut into its length and;
said cover being defined by a front planar wall, a left side wall, a right side wall, and a lower wall, said left and right side walls of the cover having undercut slots, whereby said undercut slots are sized to accept the drawer flanges, wherein said drawer slides linearly into and out of said cover, wherein a depth of said drawer at full insertion into said cover is determined by said lower wall of said drawer coming into contact against said lower side wall of said cover, and the cover's front wall further having an opening, said cover further having a recessed wall formed adjacent to and behind the cover opening, wherein when said drawer is fully inserted into said cover, a clearance exists between the cover's recessed wall and the drawer's locking rib, said recessed wall further having integral means for securing said plurality of dials to said cover, said cover further having a marker formed into said front planar wall, said marker having alignment with said locking rib of the inserted drawer; and
said plurality of dials, wherein each of said plurality of said dials is annularly formed with an opening, each dial being a different diameter with respect to each other, wherein each of said plurality of said dials has a cylindrical locking wall projecting perpendicularly from a rear facing surface of each of said plurality of said dials, wherein each cylindrical locking wall has at least one break or gap along each of said cylindrical locking wall perimeters, wherein the widths of the breaks are greater than a thickness of the drawer's locking rib, and a front facing surface of each of said plurality of said dials having a plurality of indicia positioned in a radial array about a central axis of each of said plurality of said dials, wherein one indicia on each of said plurality of said dials is angularly aligned with and centered to the break in each said cylindrical locking wall and represents one character of an unlocking code, each of said plurality of said dials further having a cylindrical hub wall projecting perpendicularly from a front surface of each of said plurality of said dials and coaxial to each said cylindrical locking wall, wherein the hub walls are used to turn or rotate individual dials, each of said plurality of said dials further having a step formed by offset diameters of the locking wall and a hub wall, wherein said step formed on one of said plurality of said dials provides support to the subsequent dial of smaller diameter, wherein an inside diameter of said hub wall has a close fit to an outside diameter of the subsequent dial of with the smaller diameter, wherein said plurality of said dials has an ability to concentrically nest and stack upon each other, and wherein the cover opening accepts and has a close fit with said cylindrical locking wall of the largest dial, wherein a stack of nested dials are assembled and supported by the front wall of cover, whereby the largest dial is positioned flush against the front wall of said cover and the smallest dial is at a relative position furthest from said cover, wherein said cover secures the dials and cooperates with and attaches to the smallest dial, whereby all of the dials are secured to said cover and wherein the dials' rotational axes are perpendicular with respect to both the longitudinal orientation of the locking rib and direction in which the drawer is inserted or withdrawn from the cover, and wherein the dials' cylindrical locking walls protrude behind the front wall of said cover to a depth which lies in front of the cover's recessed wall, and with said drawer fully inserted into said cover, the dial locking walls are concentrically spaced and positioned to intersect through the corresponding gaps of the drawer's locking rib;
wherein, an unlocked condition is defined when all characters of the unlocking code on said plurality of dials are aligned to the cover marker and the breaks of each cylindrical locking wall are rotated to the top of the locking wall relative to the cover marker and the breaks of the locking walls are aligned with the drawer's locking rib, whereby in said unlocked condition, said drawer may be freely inserted into or withdrawn from said cover, and a locked condition is defined by one or more unlocking code characters misaligned with the cover marker and at least one full portions of the dial cylindrical locking wall intersects the gap of the drawer's locking rib, thereby preventing said drawer from being withdrawn from the cover and thus securing said item held within the drawer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,612

BIN AND LID LOCKING BANDS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

U.S. Merchants Financial ...

1. A locking band for securing a lid to a container, the locking band comprising:a first arm;
a second arm configured to mate with the first arm, the first and second arms configured to move between a disengaged position and an engaged position;
an inwardly-facing channel defined by the first and second arms, the inwardly-facing channel configured to receive a peripheral portion of the lid and a corresponding peripheral portion of the container;
at least one alignment pin extending from a first end of one of the first and second arms;
at least one alignment receptacle defined in a first end of the other one of the first and second arms, each of the at least one receptacle configured to receive a respective one of the at least one alignment pin when the first and second arms are in the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,590

METHOD FOR PACKAGING LIQUID OR PASTY PRODUCTS AND PACKAGING MACHINE SUITABLE FOR THIS PURPOSE

Benhil GmbH, Neuss (DE)

1. A method for portioned packaging of liquid and/or pasty products by means of a packaging machine by the product being fed via at least one inlet to a metering chamber and metered in the metering chamber by means of at least one metering member having an axially shiftable metering piston to form at least one product portion, with the at least one product portion being fed via at least one metering outlet to a package, the method comprising the steps of:a) feeding the product into the at least one inlet at at least one end, thereby causing the product to flow through the metering chamber in an axial direction;
b) guiding the product past the at least one metering member through an annular gap formed between the at least one metering member located in the metering chamber and an inner circumferential wall of the metering chamber, wherein the product thereby flushes around the metering member;
c) removing the product entirely or partially from the metering chamber from another end via the at least one outlet; and
d) recirculating the product, wherein the metering chamber is operated in continuous flow during at least one operating state of the packaging machine selected from an operating state group consisting of operating state downtimes of the packaging machine, operating state start-up of the packaging machine, and operation of the packaging machine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,585

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

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,552

SHIP PROPULSION METHOD AND SHIP PROPULSION DEVICE

NIIGATA POWER SYSTEMS CO....

14. A ship propulsion device that propels a ship by rotating a propeller, the ship propulsion device comprising:a sub-motor that transmits rotation to the propeller when a rotating speed of the propeller is less than a predetermined rotating speed;
an inverter that controls a rotating speed of the sub-motor;
an electric power generating engine that generates electric power with a commercial frequency and supplies the generated electric power with the commercial frequency directly to a main motor;
the main motor being rotated by the electric power from the electric power generating engine and transmitting rotation to the propeller when the rotating speed of the propeller is equal to or more than the predetermined rotating speed;
a slip clutch that controls a rotating speed of the propeller between a high rotating speed and a low rotating speed in transmitting the rotating speed to the propeller from the main motor; and
a switching control member that switches a driving source for the propeller from the sub-motor to the main motor when the rotating speed of the propeller becomes equal to or more than the predetermined rotating speed, wherein the main motor is an induction motor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,528

SELF-BALANCING DOUBLE-WHEELED ELECTRICAL SCOOTER

CHANGZHOU AIRWHEEL, Jian...

1. An assembly for turning on and turning off operation of a self-balancing double-wheeled electrical scooter, characterized in that, the assembly is a gravity sensing assembly controlled by a foot of a rider, which comprises a signal sensing device, a resilient unit and a signal blocking unit, the signal sensing device is set in a chassis of the self-balancing double-wheeled electrical scooter under a foot pedal, the resilient unit is arranged above the signal sensing device and directly facing the signal sensing device, the signal blocking unit is fixedly connected to the resilient unit and is arranged under the resilient unit and perpendicularly corresponding to a signal transmission path of the signal sensing device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,524

TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE

Indian Motorcycle Interna...

1. A two-wheeled vehicle, comprising:a frame comprising a main frame portion having an internal generally closed volume, and having an air intake adjacent a front end of the main frame portion and an air outlet rearward of the air intake, the air intake and the air outlet communicating through the internal generally closed volume, wherein the main frame portion includes a steering head tube at a front end thereof, and the air intake is positioned below the head tube;
a plurality of ground-engaging members for supporting the frame;
an engine having at least a first cylinder including a first intake port and a first exhaust port;
a transmission operably coupled to the engine; and
an engine intake assembly positioned laterally outward of the engine and coupled between the air outlet and the engine, the engine intake assembly including a duct coupled to an air cleaner and a throttle coupled to the first intake port.

US Pat. No. 10,189,523

HANDLEBAR MOUNTABLE LIGHT PIPE APPARATUS FOR A BICYCLE

Karbon Kinetics Limited, ...

1. A bicycle light for mounting to a bicycle handlebar, comprising:an elongate light pipe (18);
mounting means (20, 21) for mounting the light pipe generally parallel to the bicycle handlebar, with a reflective rear face (27) of the light pipe adjacent to the handlebar so that light reflected from the reflective rear face exits the light pipe in a direction away from the handlebar;
an LED (26) mounted to emit light into an end of the light pipe (18); and
a heat sink (24) in thermal contact with the LED (26) and arranged such that, when the bicycle light is mounted to a bicycle handlebar by the mounting means (20, 21), the heat sink (24) is in thermal contact with the handlebar and can transfer heat from the LED into the bicycle handlebar by conduction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,522

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING TELESCOPING ELEMENTS

Nine Point Eight Inc., A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,502

WHEEL BEAM TYPE AXLELESS VEHICLE FRAME

SHANGHAI LUNLIANG MECHANI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,495

FOLDING BABY STROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD

Baby Jogger, LLC, Richmo...

1. A folding assembly for use with a foldable stroller comprising:a first pivot member comprising a first notch;
a second pivot member comprising a second notch;
a mounting member, wherein the first pivot member, second pivot member, and mounting member each include a through-aperture defining an axis of rotation about which the first pivot member and second pivot member rotate about with respect to the mounting member, the mounting member further comprising:
a pivot end;
a support end; and
a locking mechanism configured to engage with the first notch and the second notch in a direction orthogonal to the axis of rotation when the first notch aligns with the second notch to selectively lock the first pivot member, second pivot member, and mounting member in a fixed position, preventing rotation there between; and
a support member;wherein the first pivot member and the second pivot member are rotatably mounted to the pivot end of the mounting member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,492

RUNNING GEAR

Jung Hebe- und Transportt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,488

RAILWAY FREIGHT CAR DRAFT GEAR ASSEMBLY

AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC....

1. A draft gear assembly for use with railway freight cars, the draft gear assembly having a front end and a back end and comprising:a draft sill;
a yoke having a rear wall and being shiftable relative to the draft sill between a buff position, a neutral position, and a draft position,
a front draft gear adjacent a butt end of a coupler shank, the front draft gear including a front follower, a back follower, and a front resilient member therebetween;
a back draft gear adjacent the rear wall of the yoke, the back draft gear including a front follower, a back follower, and a back resilient member therebetween,
an intermediate stop member between the front draft gear and the back draft gear,
a yoke intermediate stop of the yoke between the front draft gear and the back draft gear, the yoke intermediate stop being shiftable relative to the intermediate stop member with shifting of the yoke between the buff position, neutral position, and draft position;
the front resilient member and the back resilient member being compressible,
the draft sill having front stops, the front draft gear including a front stop surface for contact with the draft sill front stops,
the draft sill having rear stops, the back draft gear including a back stop surface for contact with the draft sill rear stops,
the front draft gear including a back stop surface contacting the yoke intermediate stop with the yoke in the neutral position, and
the back draft gear including a front stop surface contacting the yoke intermediate stop with the yoke in the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,473

DRIVE TORQUE CONTROL METHOD AND DRIVE TORQUE CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Rober Bosch GmbH, Stuttg...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,457

DRAIN VALVE

Kongsberg Automotive AS, ...

1. A drain valve for a compressed air brake system of a vehicle, the drain valve comprising:a valve housing (2) defining a valve chamber open at one end and having a drain aperture (6) at the opposite end of the valve housing,
a poppet (12) having a poppet body at least partially received in the valve chamber and being provided with a seal (20), the poppet being slidable between a closed position in which the seal contacts the inner wall of the valve housing around the drain aperture (6) thereby closing the drain aperture, and an open position moved away from the drain aperture, and
a spring (28) acting between the valve housing and the poppet urging the poppet to the closed position,
the poppet (12) and the seal (20) being incorporated in a single multi-component injection molded plastic part comprising at least two components,
the poppet body being formed of a first plastic component and the seal formed of a second plastic component partially embedded in the first plastic component, in that the poppet (12) comprises a disc (18) disposed in the valve chamber and a stem (16) extending from the disc and through the drain aperture (6),
the first plastic component of the single multi-component injection molded plastic part forming the disc (18) and the stem (16),
the disc comprising an annular groove coaxial with the stem and extending partly through the disc, the second plastic component filling the annular groove and projects beyond the disc surface to form an annular sealing ring embedded in the first plastic component of the disc of the poppet body, and in that the stem comprises an end region remote from the disc with the end region defining a through hole (14) for receiving a ring, wherein a slot (15) of smaller width than the diameter of the through hole connects the hole to the exterior surface of the stem such that a ring can be pressed into the slot and can, under elastic deformation of the stem around the slot, be pushed through the slot and into the hole such that the stem snaps into place once the ring reached the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,189,455

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A BRAKING MANEUVER USING A VEHICLE BRAKING ASSISTANT

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method of performing a braking maneuver using a braking assistant in a motor vehicle, wherein:the braking assistant initiates an automatic braking maneuver when a distance between the motor vehicle and an object located ahead of the motor vehicle is less than a predetermined minimum distance,
an acceleration of the motor vehicle during the automatic braking maneuver is ascertained, wherein the acceleration is defined as positive for an increasing speed in a forward travel direction of the motor vehicle and for a decreasing speed in a backward travel direction of the motor vehicle,
a current change in speed of the motor vehicle is ascertained by integration of the acceleration using an acceleration integrator,
excluding determining a direction of travel of the motor vehicle other than as indicated indirectly by the ascertained acceleration being positive or negative, and
when the ascertained acceleration is positive, in response thereto the automatic braking maneuver is automatically interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,189,425

USING DATA COLLECTED BY A PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO IDENTIFY A VEHICLE

Agero, Inc., Medford, MA...

1. A method, comprising acts of:(A) receiving data captured by a personal electronic device residing within a vehicle having a motor, the data captured by the personal electronic device relating to a physical phenomenon occurring as a result of operation of the vehicle motor, the personal electronic device being associated with a user;
(B) determining whether the vehicle was idling when the data was captured; and
(C) if it is determined in the act (B) that the vehicle was idling when the data was captured, determining, using the data received in the act (A), whether the vehicle is insured by at least one of the user, a person with whom the user is associated, and an organization with which the user is associated.

US Pat. No. 10,189,393

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A TIPPER

Hyva Holding B.V., Alphe...

1. A method of operating a tipper comprising a tipper body pivotably moveable with respect to a frame with a hydraulic cylinder disposed therebetween which can be actuated by a hydraulic actuation system to pivot the tipper body, the method comprising:receiving at least one lateral state parameter relating to at least one lateral state of the hydraulic cylinder;
determining whether a lateral condition of the hydraulic cylinder is within acceptable limits based on the at least one lateral state parameter; and
altering, or permitting the alteration of, at least one operational parameter of the hydraulic actuation system if it is determined that the lateral condition of the hydraulic cylinder is within acceptable limits.

US Pat. No. 10,189,389

SYSTEM WITH A PIVOTABLE ARMREST AND A LOCKING AID

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING...

1. A system comprising:a bracket device comprising a connecting element;
a pivotable armrest; and
a locking aid, wherein the armrest is articulated on the bracket device so as to be pivotable about a primary axis and can be transferred reversibly between a usage position and a stowage position via a transition position, wherein the armrest is connected rotationally conjointly to the connecting element, wherein the locking aid is arranged on the connecting element, wherein the locking aid is in frictionally engaging contact with the bracket device at a contact point or along a contact surface, wherein the locking aid is configured such that the frictionally engaging contact between the bracket device and the locking aid in a transition position is greater than that in the usage position or in the stowage position or both in the usage position and in the stowage position, the locking aid comprising a displaceable part, the displaceable part being displaceable relative to the connecting element along an offset direction, wherein a spring element is, at a first end, arranged substantially positionally fixedly relative to the connecting element, wherein the spring element is connected at a second end to the displaceable part, wherein the bracket element is configured such that the spacing between the first end of the spring element and the contact point or the contact surface is smaller in the transition position than in the usage position or stowage position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,384

STAMPING METHOD AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED THEREBY

JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH, B...

1. A method for producing vehicle seat components through the working of a semifinished blank in a cutting manner, the method comprising:locally heating the semifinished blank in the area of an intended cutting line of the vehicle seat components to be cut out;
cutting out the vehicle seat components from the semifinished blank with a cutting device along the cutting line during or after the heating of the semifinished blank to create an entire edge area of the vehicle seat components, wherein the edge area comprises an entire peripheral surface of the vehicle seat components and openings in the vehicle seat components, wherein the semifinished blank is locally heated with the cutting device while the semifinished blank remains in the cutting device, and
wherein the vehicle seat components each comprise a base section delimited by the edge area;
partially heating the vehicle seat components with the cutting device while the vehicle seat components remain in the cutting device after having been cut from the semifinished blank such that all of and only the edge areas of the vehicle seat components are directly heated after the vehicle seat components have been cut; and
cooling the vehicle seat components through heat conduction into the cutting device after the cutting out of the vehicle seat components,
wherein the local heating of the semifinished blank and the partial heating of the vehicle seat components is achieved through the effect of heat radiation,
wherein all of the edge area of at least one of the vehicle seat components is hardened through the effect of heat radiation during the partial heating of the vehicle seat components.

US Pat. No. 10,189,372

BOND PIN ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING CONNECTION CABLES

Youxue Qui, Shenzhen (CN...

1. A bond pin assembly for connecting a connection cable with a rail, comprising:a bond pin that is inserted into a through hole in the rail, said bond pin having a transition portion and a screw portion, a diameter of one end of the transition portion being larger than a diameter of the other end of the transition portion, the end of the transition portion having a smaller diameter being connected with the screw portion;
a conductive sleeve that is provided between the bond pin and a wall of the through hole of the rail,
a nut that is screwed on the screw portion to fasten an end of the connection cable between the nut and a side wall of the rail, and
a conductive gasket that is provided between the end of the connection cable and the nut.

US Pat. No. 10,189,331

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONER

JAPAN CLIMATE SYSTEMS COR...

1. A vehicle air conditioner comprising:a heat pump
including a compressor configured to compress refrigerant, a downstream indoor heat exchanger disposed inside a vehicle compartment, an upstream indoor heat exchanger disposed in a portion of the vehicle compartment upstream of the downstream indoor heat exchanger in a flow direction of air, and an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside the vehicle compartment, and
configured such that the compressor, the downstream indoor heat exchanger, the upstream indoor heat exchanger, and the outdoor heat exchanger are connected together through a refrigerant pipe; and
an indoor air conditioner
housing the downstream indoor heat exchanger and the upstream indoor heat exchanger,
including an air blower configured to send air-conditioning air to the downstream indoor heat exchanger and the upstream indoor heat exchanger, and
configured to generate conditioned air to supply the conditioned air into the vehicle compartment,
wherein the refrigerant pipe includes
a low-temperature refrigerant-dedicated pipe connected to the upstream indoor heat exchanger and configured to supply only low-temperature refrigerant to the upstream indoor heat exchanger, and
a high-temperature refrigerant-dedicated pipe connected to the upstream indoor heat exchanger and configured to supply only high-temperature refrigerant to the upstream indoor heat exchanger, and
the heat pump further includes
an air conditioning controller configured to switch the heat pump among a plurality of operation modes including
an air-heating operation mode in which the downstream indoor heat exchanger and the upstream indoor heat exchanger serve as radiators and the outdoor heat exchanger serves as a heat absorber, and
an air-cooling operation mode in which the upstream indoor heat exchanger serves as a heat absorber, the downstream indoor heat exchanger serves as a radiator, and the outdoor heat exchanger serves as a radiator, and
a flow path switcher configured to switch a refrigerant flow path such that high-temperature refrigerant from the downstream indoor heat exchanger flows through the high-temperature refrigerant-dedicated pipe in the air-heating operation mode and that low-temperature refrigerant from the outdoor heat exchanger flows through the low-temperature refrigerant-dedicated pipe in the air-cooling operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,189,319

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Jianzhong Fu, Rockville,...

1. A passenger car tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) comprising:a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
determine a safety condition of a specific tire of the passenger car, based on deviations from a load-dependent tire pressure standard that is configured dynamically based on a real-time load of the specific tire measured by at least one load sensor; and
determine the load-dependent tire pressure standard by looking up a database comprising a plurality of tire pressure standards correlating respectively with a plurality of loads for the specific tire;
an indication device configured to provide at least one of a visual, audio, or heptic indication of the safety condition of the specific tire; and
a plurality of sensors configured to collect data of the tire load;
wherein:
the safety condition comprises a tire deformation limit;
the TPMS is a non-FMVSS138 system; and
the plurality of sensors are disposed at seats of the passenger car to measure occupancy of the passenger car to thereby indirectly measure the tire load data.

US Pat. No. 10,189,309

WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY

ILJIN GLOBAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A wheel bearing assembly, comprising:a wheel hub fastened to a vehicle wheel so as to rotate as a unit and having a ring-shaped fastening portion; and
a brake disc having a ring-shaped fastening portion fastened to the fastening portion of the wheel hub,
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub protrudes radially outward, the fastening portion of the brake disc protrudes radially inward, and the fastening portion of the wheel hub and the fastening portion of the brake disc are fastened to each other while being axially overlapped,
wherein the wheel hub includes a cylindrical portion and a flange portion formed to extend radially outward from the cylindrical portion and to continuously extend in a circumferential direction, and
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub is formed at a radial outer edge of the flange portion so as to protrude radially outward.

US Pat. No. 10,189,277

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRETREATING AND PRINTING TEXTILE SURFACES

Aeoon Technologies GmbH, ...

1. Device for pretreating and printing textile surfaces havingat least one pallet for accommodating and holding a textile to be printed, wherein, for the purpose of printing, the textile is provided on a printing face,
a pretreatment means, by means of which the textile can be pretreated prior to printing, wherein on the textile a pretreatment fluid is applied in a pretreatment area,
a printing means having at least one print head, by means of which the textile can be printed with a printed image in the pretreatment area,
a movement means, by means of which the at least one pallet can be moved relative to the pretreatment means and the printing means, and
a programmable control means, by means of which the printing means, the pretreatment means and/or the movement means can be controlled,whereina detection means is provided, by means of which the textile can be detected, and
the detection means is connected to the programmable control means, wherein, depending on the detected textile, the pretreatment area can be applied individually onto a partial area of the printing face of the textile.