US Pat. No. 10,337,628

HIGH MASS FLOW CHECK VALVE ASPIRATOR

Nyloncraft Incorporated, ...

1. A check valve aspirator comprising:a venturi pipe having a converging section including a converging wall extending from a converging inlet and terminating at a converging outlet, and a diverging section including a diverging wall starting at a diverging inlet and terminating at a diverging outlet, the converging outlet in fluid communication with the diverging inlet;
a throat disposed between the converging section and the diverging section such that the converging wall is circumferentially spaced apart from the diverging wall where the converging wall terminates at the converging outlet and the diverging wall starts at the diverging inlet, wherein a diameter of the throat is greater than a diameter of the converging outlet and a diameter of the diverging inlet; and
a venturi check valve bowl in fluid communication with the throat;
wherein a ratio of the diameter of the converging outlet to the diameter of the diverging inlet is at least 0.8.

US Pat. No. 10,337,625

SLIDE FLOW DISTRIBUTOR

STI S.R.L., Gorle (BG) (...

1. A slide flow distributor (100) comprising a motor (1) moving directly a spool (2) by means of a rod (8) of the motor; a charge chamber (3) of the working fluid, in central position, in fluid communication with two discharge branches (4, 5) and two delivery branches (6, 7) and characterized in that from a portion of the spool (2) proximal to the motor (1) it is provided a pneumatic servo-actuator (9) generating a force in the same direction as the axial force of the motor (1), with the result that the spool (2) is accelerated in a predetermined direction, said pneumatic servo-actuator (9) comprising a profiled body (52), a plurality of balls (50) and corresponding elastic means (51) which press said plurality of balls (50) on the side surface of the profiled body (52);and wherein said pneumatic servo-actuator (9) further comprises two main chambers, an inlet chamber (54) and a storage chamber (55) of air, said two main chambers are separated by a seal (56) positioned at a right end of the central rod (53), and said inlet chamber (54) of air contains the central rod (53) of the spool (2).

US Pat. No. 10,337,605

HYDRAULIC OR PNEUMATIC ACTUATING DEVICE FOR ACTUATION OF SETTING ELEMENTS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

FTE automotove GmbH, Ebe...

1. A hydraulic or pneumatic actuating device for the actuation of setting elements in a motor vehicle transmission, comprising at least two actuating cylinders, each cylinder having a cylinder housing and an actuating piston, which is guided in the cylinder housing to be longitudinally displaceable along a cylinder axis and which can be acted on hydraulically or pneumatically and is operatively connected with one of the setting elements, wherein the actuating cylinders are formed as a unit which can be flange-mounted on or in a transmission casing of the motor vehicle transmission, wherein a sensor for positional detection of a signal element mounted on the respective actuating piston is associated with each cylinder housing, wherein an electrical interface which is in signal connection with the sensors and by way of which the sensors for positional detection can be contacted by common communication with said electrical interface that is integrated in the unit, and wherein in addition at least one sensor for rotational speed sensing at the motor vehicle transmission and/or a terminal for such a sensor is or are integrated in the unit and similarly disposed in signal connection with the electrical interface for the common contact-making such that all the sensors for positional detection and said at least one sensor for rotational speed can be in contact through said electrical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,337,598

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

ARB CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. A limited slip differential for a vehicle comprising:a carrier rotatable about a first axis and configured to contain lubricant;
a pinion gear arranged within the carrier and rotatable about a second axis arranged perpendicular to the first axis;
a side gear arranged within the carrier and rotatable about the first axis, the side gear engaged with the pinion gear; and
a clutch pack arranged within the carrier and rotatable about the first axis, the clutch pack comprising a captive disk engaged with the carrier, and a floating disk arranged adjacent the captive disk and engaged with the side gear;
each of the captive disk and the floating disk having a central region, a peripheral region, and defining at least one lubrication aperture for containing a volume of the lubricant,
wherein one of the captive and the floating disk has a first face defining a first lubrication aperture proximal to the central region, and defining a second lubrication aperture spaced radially apart from the first lubrication aperture and proximal to the peripheral region, and
wherein the other disk has a second face arranged opposite the first face, the second face having two notional profiles projected thereon, the notional profiles corresponding with the first lubrication aperture and the second lubrication aperture, and the second face defining an intermediate lubrication aperture spaced radially apart from the central region between the notional profiles, and
wherein a first notional circle arranged on the second face and concentric with the central region is tangential with the intermediate lubrication aperture and intersects the first lubrication aperture notional profile, and a second notional circle arranged on the second face and concentric with the central region is tangential with the intermediate lubrication aperture and intersects the second lubrication aperture notional profile, and
wherein, in use, the carrier is at least partially filled with lubricant and the disks rotate relative to each other so that the intermediate lubrication aperture rotates past and partially overlaps the first lubrication aperture causing a volume of the lubricant contained in the first lubrication aperture to move into the intermediate lubrication aperture, and the intermediate lubrication aperture rotates past and partially overlaps the second lubrication aperture causing the volume of the lubricant contained in the intermediate lubrication aperture to move into the second lubrication aperture, thereby causing the lubricant to travel progressively from the central regions towards the peripheral regions via each of the lubrication apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,337,586

TENSIONING UNIT

IDEEMATIC DEUTSCHLAND GMB...

1. A tensioning unit arranged between a first pull element and a second pull element the first and second pull elements being cables, wherein the first pull element and/or the second pull element connected to a solar module, comprising:a tensioning element;
a spring element
an external transmission element being arranged outside of the spring element and the tensioning element and entirely covering both the spring element and the tensioning element; and
an internal transmission element being arranged inside the spring element and the tensioning element;
wherein the tensioning element does not abut the external transmission element;
wherein the tensioning element and the spring element are arranged in a row;
wherein a length of the tensioning element is shortened in such a manner that the tensioning element has a pretension;
wherein the pretension is configured to increase the length of the tensioning element;
wherein the direction of the length enlargement of the tensioning element is directed away from the spring element;
wherein a length of the spring element is shortened when a force caused by the first pull element is transmitted via the internal transmission element to the spring element; and
wherein the length of the spring element is shortened when a force caused by the second pull element is transmitted via the external transmission element by the spring element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,583

THROUGH-SHAFT STEERING DAMPER

MF IP Holding, LLC, West...

8. A through-shaft damper, comprising:an elongate damper body comprising a central bore defining a first chamber configured to retain damping fluid, the elongate damper body having a first aperture at a proximal end and a second aperture at a distal end;
a shaft slidingly disposed within the central bore and extending through the first aperture and second aperture;
an insert coupled to the distal end of the elongate damper body, the insert surrounding the shaft and extending from the distal end into the first chamber;
a second chamber positioned adjacent the distal end within the bore and configured to retain a gas, the second chamber partially defined by an external surface of the insert; and
a movable wall configured to move independently from the shaft and associated with the insert, the movable wall providing fluid separation between the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein the movable wall is configured to provide a volumetric change of the second chamber that is inverse to a volumetric change of the damping fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,580

ELASTOMERIC ELEMENT RETENTION

TransTech of South Caroli...

1. An elastomeric element for mounting a current collection device, comprising:an inner hub member;
an outer ring defining an exterior annular surface of the elastomeric element; and
an intermediate ring of elastomeric material disposed between the inner hub member and the outer ring,
wherein the outer ring comprises a plurality of segments individually connected to the intermediate ring and wherein the outer ring comprises at least one locking feature configured to be engaged to prevent rotation of the elastomeric element within a housing.

US Pat. No. 10,337,555

FOLDING AND UNFOLDING MECHANISM

SHANGHAI HINGWAH HONEYCOM...

1. A folding and unfolding mechanism, mounted between an upper panel and a lower panel which are hinged together, for folding and unfolding the upper panel and the lower panel, and for overturning for 0-180 degrees between the upper panel and the lower panel, comprising:a four-connecting-rod assembly, comprising a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a third connecting rod and a fourth connecting rod; wherein one end of the first connecting rod is hinged to one end of the second connecting rod, the other end of the first connecting rod is hinged to the upper panel, the other end of the second connecting rod is hinged to the lower panel, and a first hinged joint is formed at a hinged end of the first connecting rod and the second connecting rod, a middle part of the third connecting rod is hinged to the first connecting rod and the second connecting rod through the first hinged joint, the third connecting rod has a second hinged joint at one end, one end of the fourth connecting rod is hinged to the third connecting rod through the second hinged joint, the third connecting rod is provided with a third hinged joint relative to the other end of the first hinged joint;
a pushrod assembly, comprising a pushrod and a pushing portion; wherein one end of the pushrod is fixedly connected to an other side, which is relative to the third connecting rod, of the fourth connecting rod, and the other end of the pushrod is connected to the pushing portion, the pushing portion is mounted on the lower panel for driving the pushrod to move.

US Pat. No. 10,337,549

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A FLOATING STRUCTURE

Pultron Composites Limite...

1. A method of assembling a floating structure by bolting together a waler and at least one further component of the floating structure using at least one nut and composite material tie rod, the composite material tie rod having an elastic character accommodating shrinkage or expansion in the waler and the further component bolted together by the composite material tie rod, the method comprising the steps of:inserting a shaft of the composite material tie rod through a tie rod hole formed in the waler,
engaging the tie rod shaft with a nut by rotating the nut on the shaft of the tie rod to bear against the waler, and
over-tightening the nut to stretch the length of the tie rod to allow for later expansion or shrinkage of the waler with the nut continuing to bear against the waler during the later expansion or shrinkage of the waler.

US Pat. No. 10,337,545

TOLERANCE COMPENSATING DEVICE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A tolerance compensating device, comprising:a body including a fastener receiver and a first set of tabs and a second set of tabs around said fastener receiver, said first set of tabs including a first locator feature and said second set of tabs including a second locator feature wherein (a) said first locator feature differs from said second locator feature, (b) said first set of tabs and said second set of tabs are radially arrayed around said fastener receiver and (c) said first locator feature includes a first plurality of locator shoulders and said second locator feature includes a second plurality of locator shoulders wherein said first plurality of locator shoulders are offset axially from said second plurality of locator shoulders.

US Pat. No. 10,337,541

DEVICE FOR SECURING AN ELEMENT ON A PIPE, ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD

Financiere de Beaumont-FB...

1. Device for securing an element on a pipe, the device comprising:a compensating member made from an elastic material, and
two strands that each extend between a first end secured to the compensating member and a second free end;
wherein the compensating member is overmolded on the first ends of the strands, and wherein the first ends include recesses receiving material of the compensating member during overmolding, such that a rigid link is formed between the compensating member and the first ends of the strands, and the strands are fixed and immovable relative to the compensating member;
where the strands are able, by junction of the second ends, to form a strap provided to secure the element to the pipe; and
where the compensating member is, on the one hand, stretchable when the device is tightened around the pipe, and on the other hand, shrinkable gradually over time to keep the strap taut when the pipe shrinks.

US Pat. No. 10,337,515

SPINDLE COMPRESSOR USING REFRIGERANT COOLING FOR HOUSING AND ROTOR

Steffen Klein, (DE)

1. A compression refrigeration machine comprising a refrigerant main flow circuit, refrigerant located in the refrigerant main flow circuit, and a dry-compressing spindle compressor for conveying and compressing gaseous refrigerant, the spindle compressor having a working space and being configured as a 2-shaft rotation compressor machine having a 2-tooth spindle rotor, a 3-tooth spindle rotor and a compressor housing which surrounds the spindle rotors and has an inlet space and a housing collecting space,wherein the spindle compressor is a multi-stage spindle compressor, the refrigerant main flow circuit has a partial-flow branch-off, and the compressor housing and the 2-tooth spindle rotor and the 3-tooth spindle rotor are cooled via the partial-flow branch-off with liquid refrigerant from the refrigerant main flow circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,337,508

FLUID-END OF A HIGH PRESSURE PUMP

GARDNER DENVER PETROLEUM ...

1. A pump comprising:a housing defining a plurality of plunger bores, a plurality of inlet bores, and a plurality of discharge bores;
a plurality of plungers each disposed within one of the plunger bores and reciprocal along one of a plurality of plunger axes; and
a first interior wall arranged to at least partially define a first of the plurality of inlet bores, the first interior wall having a contour in a cross section taken normal to the plunger axes, the first interior wall at least partially defined by the revolution of the contour about a first inlet axis that is normal to and intersects a first of the plurality of plunger axes, the contour including:
a cylindrical portion arranged parallel to the first inlet axis;
a planar portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the inlet axis and spaced a first distance from the plunger axis;
a convex bulge portion extending radially inward toward the inlet axis relative to the cylindrical portion and spaced a second distance from the plunger axis, the second distance being less than the first distance; and
a V-shaped groove portion extending from the convex bulge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,501

FLOATING PLATFORM FOR HARNESSING WIND ENERGY

SAITEC OFFSHORE TECHNOLOG...

1. A floating platform for harnessing wind energy, comprisinga tower with a wind turbine;
two horizontal, identical cylindrical floating elements made of reinforced or pre-stressed concrete, parallel and closed at their ends; and
bar structures linking the tower to the floating elements,wherein a flat stabilising element is joined to and situated directly beneath the floating elements, said stabilising element comprising two substantially rectangular first concrete slabs, with a ribbed structure, arranged perpendicularly to the axes of the floating elements and joined to said floating elements by means of auxiliary structures.

US Pat. No. 10,337,489

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENERGY CONVERSION FROM A FLOW OF FLUID

SeaQurrent Holding B.V., ...

1. System (1) for energy conversion from a flow (50) of fluid comprising a fluid driven device (200), a tether (300) and a base station (400), whereby the fluid driven device (200) is coupled to the tether (300), and the tether (300) is coupled with the base station (400), wherein the fluid driven device (200) is provided with at least two adjustable vanes (240) comprising a first (255) and a second (256) vane, wherein said vanes are independently adjustable with respect to each other, whereby during use and as seen in the flow (50) of the fluid the first vane (255) and the second vane (256) occupy a position following each other, characterized in thata) each of the vanes (240) comprises a leading edge (246) and a trailing edge (247),
b) the system (1) comprises a working mode and a retraction mode, whereby
c) the vanes (240) are arranged in a row along a frame (220) whereby in the retraction mode a leading edge (246) of the first vane (255) is pointing towards a trailing edge (247) of the second vane (256) which is adjacent to the first vane (255)
d) in the working mode and as seen in the flow (50) of the fluid the second vane (256) is entirely behind the first vane (255) without laterally extending beyond the first vane (255).

US Pat. No. 10,337,380

MIXER FOR A VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A vehicle exhaust system comprising:an outer housing defining an internal cavity surrounding an axis;
an inlet baffle configured to direct engine exhaust gas into the internal cavity;
an injector that is configured to spray a fluid into the internal cavity to mix with engine exhaust gas;
an inner wall spaced radially inward of an inner surface of the outer housing to define a gap, wherein the inner wall has an impingement side facing the axis and a non-impingement side facing the gap; and
at least one heat transfer element positioned within the gap and in contact with at least one of the inner surface of the outer housing and the non-impingement side of the inner wall such that engine exhaust gas is conducted through the gap to directly contact and heat the heat transfer element, the at least one heat transfer element to transfer heat through the inner wall to the impingement side to reduce spray deposit formation.

US Pat. No. 10,337,379

MIXER ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM

FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTRO...

1. A mixer assembly for a vehicle exhaust component comprising:an outer housing having an inlet area that receives exhaust gas from an upstream exhaust component and an outlet area that directs exhaust gas to a downstream exhaust component, and wherein the outer housing is enclosed at a first end and has the inlet and outlet areas at a second end opposite the first end, and wherein the outer housing includes an outer wall extending between the first and second ends about a periphery of the outer housing; and
a deflector wall to direct exhaust gas from the inlet area to the outlet area, the deflector wall having a portion spaced from the outer wall to define a flow guide path that first directs exhaust gas flow from the inlet area in a first direction against a first portion of the outer wall, then directs exhaust gas flow in a second direction against a second portion of the outer wall that is transverse to the first portion, and then directs exhaust gas flow to the outlet area.

US Pat. No. 10,337,375

SUCTION TUBE FOR A UREA SENSOR

WEMA System AS, Blomster...

11. A urea sensor for installation in a urea tank, comprising:a suction tube used to draw a urea solution from the urea tank, the suction tube including a suction pipe having a suction opening and a hole extending through a wall of the suction pipe and a cover disposed on an outside of the suction pipe and covering the hole, and when there is an under-pressure in the suction pipe compared to the urea tank, the cover abuts the suction pipe and seals the hole, and when there is an overpressure in the suction pipe compared to the urea tank, the cover deforms and allows an excess urea solution to escape through the hole and flow back into the urea tank.

US Pat. No. 10,337,367

FOUR-STROKE ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM

CHONGQING RATO TECHNOLOGY...

1. A four-stroke engine lubrication system, comprising:an engine body in which a crank shaft chamber and an air valve distribution chamber are arranged;
a cylinder head cover fixed onto the engine body and communicated with the atmosphere; and
an oil storage tank which is configured to store lubricating oil, arranged on the engine body, located at one side of a cam, and provided with an oil mist generation device therein; wherein
the oil mist generation device comprises a rotating shaft, an oil stirring plate and a reducing sleeve; the rotating shaft is rotatably arranged on the reducing sleeve; the oil stirring plate is fixed onto the rotating shaft; each of the oil stirring plate and the rotating shaft is provided with an oil outlet passage; the oil outlet passage of the oil stirring plate is communicated with that of the rotating shaft; and the oil outlet passage of the rotating shaft is connected with the oil outlet pipe via the reducing sleeve, an oil outlet passage of the oil mist generation device communicates the oil storage tank with the crank shaft chamber via an oil outlet pipe, the crank shaft chamber is communicated with the air valve distribution chamber via a check valve, the air valve distribution chamber is communicated with the oil storage tank, the air valve distribution chamber is communicated with the cylinder head cover, and the cylinder head cover is communicated with the oil storage tank.

US Pat. No. 10,337,339

STRUCTURAL HONEYCOMB PANEL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A structural panel for use with a gas turbine engine, the panel comprising:a first exterior wall including:
a first exterior surface; and
a first interior surface parallel to the first exterior surface;
a second exterior wall including:
a second exterior surface; and
a second interior surface parallel to the second exterior surface; and
a plurality of interior walls extending from the first interior surface to the second interior surface, the interior walls arranged to form a pattern of hexagonal cells, wherein some interior walls include one aperture, some interior walls includes more than one aperture, and some interior walls include no apertures;
wherein the pattern of hexagonal cells includes a plurality of cell groups having a variation in structural strength such that at least one of the cell groups has a structural strength that is not the same as the remaining cell groups.

US Pat. No. 10,337,335

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A METALLIC OR CERAMIC COMPONENT BY SELECTIVE LASER MELTING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A method for selective laser melting additive manufacturing a three-dimensional article/component entirely or partly, the method comprising:successively building up an article/component layer-by-layer directly from a powder bed of a base material by remelting the layers with a high energy laser beam; and
moving repetitively across the areas which are to be solidified, wherein the movement of the laser beam on a surface of the powder bed is made of a superposition of a continuous linear movement and at least one superimposed sinusoidal oscillation with a frequency and an amplitude, wherein the oscillation is created by a beam deflection device and the same beam deflection device which is also used for linear positioning movement, wherein a lateral offset between adjacent axes of the linear movement of the laser beam across the surface of the powder bed equals 0.5-3× the amplitude of the oscillation.

US Pat. No. 10,337,327

RIPPING AND SCRAPING CUTTER TOOL ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR A TUNNEL BORING MACHINE

APERGY BMCS ACQUISITION C...

1. A cutter assembly for mounting on a cutterhead of a tunnel boring machine (“TBM”) and engaging a target material, the cutter assembly comprising:a support block sized and configured to be attached to the cutterhead of the TBM, the support block including a leading surface, a back surface, and a top surface extending between the leading surface and the back surface; and
a plurality of polycrystalline diamond cutter elements secured to the support block, each of the plurality of polycrystalline diamond cutter elements including a polycrystalline diamond working surface, the plurality of polycrystalline diamond cutter elements including:
one or more first polycrystalline diamond cutter elements having a substantially nonplanar polycrystalline diamond working surface, the one or more first polycrystalline diamond cutter elements extend outward from the top surface of the support block; and
one or more second polycrystalline diamond cutter elements having a substantially planar polycrystalline diamond working surface, wherein a center axis of the one or more second polycrystalline diamond cutter elements is oriented at an acute angle relative to a centerline of the support block.

US Pat. No. 10,337,313

INTEGRATED WELL SURVEY MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING TOOL

Halliburotn Energy Servic...

1. A computer-implemented well survey method comprising:receiving survey data describing a well being drilled from a surface to a subterranean geological target to be reached by drilling the well, wherein the well is associated with a target trajectory on which the well is to be drilled from the surface to the subterranean geological target;
based, at least in part, on the survey data and the target trajectory, determining an uncertainty indicator indicating an uncertainty in drilling the well on the target trajectory;
displaying, in a user interface, the uncertainty indicator;
changing, by an operator, a survey plan that indicates a number, position and type of surveys to be performed on the well while drilling the well, the change being responsive to the uncertainty indicated by the uncertainty indicator; and
applying a plurality of error models based on the received change to the survey plan, each error model defining a respective uncertainty in reaching the subterranean geological target by drilling the well.

US Pat. No. 10,337,309

METHOD FOR REFRACTURING A WELLBORE AND LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT COMPOSITIONS FOR USE THEREIN

NewWell Tech, LLC, Houst...

1. A method of re-fracturing a wellbore comprising:identifying fractured perforations in the wellbore based on injection pressure data;
injecting a sealant composition into the fractured perforations;
sealing off the fractured perforations; and
re-fracturing perforations that are not sealed,
wherein the sealant composition comprises at least one crosslinkable polymer or copolymer and at least one crosslinking agent,
wherein the at least one crosslinkable polymer or copolymer includes a polyethylenimine having a molecular weight of less than 100,000 Daltons, polyacrylic acid having an average molecular weight of less than 400,000 Daltons, polymethylacrylate having a molecular weight of less than 400,000 Daltons, polyacrylamide having a molecular weight of less than 100,000 Daltons, and combinations thereof; and
wherein the crosslinking agent includes ethylenediamine, hexamethylenediamine, hexamethylenetetramine, polyethylenimine having a molecular weight less than 100,000 Daltons, succinic acid, citric acid, or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,337,304

IN-SITU CARBON DIOXIDE GENERATION FOR HEAVY OIL RECOVERY METHOD

Husky Oil Operations Limi...

1. A method for producing reservoir oil from an unconsolidated or weakly consolidated reservoir comprising at least one wellbore positioned inside the reservoir, the at least one wellbore having no wormholes extending therefrom, the method comprising the steps of:providing an aqueous solution of a carbonate salt;
providing an aqueous solution of an acid;
injecting, from the surface, the aqueous solution of the carbonate salt into the at least one wellbore;
allowing the aqueous solution of the carbonate salt to enter into the reservoir;
subsequent to allowing the aqueous solution of the carbonate salt to enter into the reservoir, injecting, from the surface, the aqueous solution of the acid into the at least one wellbore;
allowing the aqueous solution of the acid to enter into the reservoir and contact the aqueous solution of the carbonate salt;
subsequent to allowing the aqueous solution of the acid to enter into the reservoir, shutting in the at least one wellbore;
allowing the carbonate salt in the aqueous solution of the carbonate salt and the acid in the aqueous solution of the acid to react with each other to form carbon dioxide gas generating an effervescence of carbon dioxide gas that disaggregates a first portion of the reservoir adjacent to the at least one wellbore;
allowing the carbon dioxide gas to mix with the reservoir oil thereby reducing viscosity of the reservoir oil;
subsequent to allowing the carbon dioxide gas to mix with the reservoir oil, opening up the at least one wellbore;
allowing the reservoir oil and the first portion of the reservoir to flow into the at least one wellbore; and
producing to the surface the reservoir oil and the first portion of the reservoir via a Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand recovery process.

US Pat. No. 10,337,303

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THEREOF

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method for selecting additive solvents for recovering hydrocarbons in a waterflooding operation, the method comprising:obtaining characteristics of a reservoir, including the reservoir temperature;
obtaining characteristics of a brine from the reservoir including salinity, pH, and polar organic solvent contents;
identifying an oxygenated coupling solvent, wherein the oxygenated coupling solvent includes oxygen as a component thereof, and wherein the oxygenated coupling solvent is water miscible at injection temperature, and wherein the oxygenated coupling solvent is water immiscible at the reservoir temperature, and wherein the oxygenated coupling solvent comprises glycol ethers, glycol ether esters, or any combination thereof;
constructing a first phase equilibria diagram indicative of a boundary of miscibility of the identified oxygenated coupling solvent to confirm that the identified oxygenated coupling solvent is water miscible at the injection temperature and water immiscible at the reservoir temperature;
identifying a co-solvent for mixing into the aqueous mixture, wherein the co-solvent is water miscible at injection temperature, and wherein the co-solvent is water immiscible at the reservoir temperature;
constructing a second phase equilibria diagram indicative of a boundary of miscibility of the identified oxygenated coupling solvent and the identified co-solvent to confirm that the identified oxygenated coupling solvent and the identified co-solvent are water miscible at the injection temperature and water immiscible at the reservoir temperature;
forming an injection stream with the identified oxygenated coupling solvent and the identified co-solvent for injection into the reservoir at a desired concentration of oxygenated coupling solvent and co-solvent mixture; and
injecting the injection stream into the reservoir to displace hydrocarbons in the reservoir, wherein at least a portion of the identified oxygenated coupling solvent and the identified co-solvent are water immiscible at the reservoir temperature and therefore miscible with the hydrocarbons at the reservoir temperature for driving the hydrocarbons toward a production well.

US Pat. No. 10,337,302

IN-SITU REPLACEMENT OF FLUIDS IN A WELL TOOL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An assembly for circulating tool fluid of a downhole tool, the assembly including:a tool fluid source line extending into a subterranean well from a wellhead spool assembly to the downhole tool;
a tool fluid return line extending out of the subterranean well from the downhole tool to the wellhead spool assembly; and
a tool fluid reservoir located at a surface outside of the subterranean well; wherein
the tool fluid source line is in one way fluid communication with the tool fluid reservoir;
the tool fluid source line and the tool fluid return line extend within production tubing, defining an annular tubing casing annulus operable for the delivery of production fluids to the wellhead spool assembly; and
the tool fluid is free of fluid communication with wellbore fluids.

US Pat. No. 10,337,298

EXPANDABLE LINER HANGER SYSTEM AND METHOD

TIW Corporation, Houston...

1. A liner hanger for use downhole in a wellbore to support a liner and to seal an annulus between the liner and a casing string in which the liner hanger is installed, the liner hanger comprising:an inner mandrel having a bore and a proximal connector for connecting to a work string;
an expandable tubular anchor releasably supportable from the inner mandrel for positioning the tubular anchor within the casing string, the tubular anchor having a radially inwardly tapered proximal end, an interior diameter and an exterior diameter that is less than an inner diameter of the casing string;
a tubular expander releasably supportable from the inner mandrel, the tubular expander having a radially outwardly tapered distal end positioned proximal to the radially inwardly tapered proximal end of the tubular anchor and an outer diameter that is greater than the interior diameter of the tubular anchor;
an actuator for forcing the tubular expander along an axis axially from a first position with the distal end of the tubular expander proximal to the proximal end of the tubular anchor to a second position substantially within the tubular anchor to radially expand the tubular anchor against the interior wall of the casing string and to radially support the expanded tubular anchor in an expanded condition; and
one or more expandable metal sealing elements interference fit onto an exterior wall of the tubular anchor by heating the one or more metal sealing elements to expand the inner diameter of the one or more metal sealing elements and cooling the one or more heated metal sealing elements around the tubular anchor, wherein the one or more metal sealing elements sealably engage the interior wall of the casing string upon expansion of the tubular anchor and the metal sealing elements;
wherein each of the one or more metal sealing elements has a radially outward facing surface defining an outer diameter of the metal sealing element, wherein the radially outward facing surface has a rounded shape as viewed in a plane parallel to a longitudinal axis of the liner hanger.

US Pat. No. 10,337,291

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MORE EFFICIENTLY SCANNING PRODUCTION TUBING THAT INCORPORATES A CABLE SECURED THERETO

11. A method, the method comprising:positioning a platform apparatus in close proximity to a blowout preventer or a wellhead of a well to permit an operator access to production tubing and cable secured to the production tubing, wherein the platform apparatus is supported by the blowout preventer or the wellhead;
separating the cable from the production tubing; and
scanning the production tubing with an electronic scanning device after the cable has been separated from the production tubing as the production tubing is being removed from the well.

US Pat. No. 10,337,289

HIGH TEMPERATURE VISCOSIFIER FOR INSULATING PACKER FLUIDS

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

4. A method for preparing a packer fluid, the method comprising:adding a styrenic thermoplastic block copolymer to an oleaginous fluid; and
heating and shearing a combined oleaginous fluid and styrenic thermoplastic block copolymer;
wherein the shearing of the combined oleaginous fluid and styrenic thermoplastic block copolymer is at a higher shear rate than the shearing of the oleaginous fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,279

DISSOLVABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS COMPRISING BOTH DEGRADABLE POLYMER ACID AND DEGRADABLE METAL ALLOY ELEMENTS

MAGNUM OIL TOOLS INTERNAT...

21. A degradable settable downhole tool having a rated setting strength for engaging a casing in a well containing a downhole fluid and temporarily isolating a first zone in the well from a second zone in the well, the downhole tool comprising:a mandrel;
a slip having a slip body;
a cone proximate the slip; and
wherein at least one of the mandrel, slip or cone comprises, as least in part, a hard polymer acid based solid that will degrade in the downhole fluid and release an acid into the downhole fluid, and wherein at least one of the mandrel, slip or cone comprises, at least in part, a non-ferrous metal whose rate of degradation in the downhole fluid will increase due to the acid relative to degradation in the downhole fluid without the acid; and
wherein the tool is configured to be set in the casing to isolate a zone above the tool from a zone below the tool, hold its rated strength for at least about six hours after entry into the downhole fluid, after at least about six hours to no longer hold its rated strength, and after about two days have degraded so as to not interfere with fluid flow through the casing at the setting location.

US Pat. No. 10,337,245

ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. An access control device comprising:at least one turnstile (3), wherein each of the at least one turnstile (3) comprises a turnstile post (21) defining a vertical axis and a plurality of barrier elements (5), each of said plurality of barrier elements (5) extending fixedly relative to the axis movable between a blocking position and an unblocking access position;
each of said plurality of barrier elements (5) comprising an illumination device (7) comprising a light emitting panel (6) that is transparently or translucently formed and having illumination visible beyond the device; and controllers that vary the illumination in at least one of color or intensity as a function of rotation around the axis of the turnstile (3).

US Pat. No. 10,337,226

CASEMENT WINDOW HINGE WITH ENHANCED PULLOUT RESISTANCE

All Metal Stamping, Inc.,...

1. A casement window hinge comprising:a longitudinally extending track attachable to a window opening, the track providing a horizontal track surface and a first capture flange being proximate to the horizontal track surface and extending vertically away from the track surface and a second capture flange removed from the track surface and extending vertically toward the track surface;
a shoe having a first slide surface abutting the horizontal track surface to slide longitudinally therealong, the shoe further providing first and second opposed, vertically extending projections positioned to engage respective of the first and second capture flanges in sliding contact to allow the shoe to move longitudinally therealong while being constrained against outward motion perpendicular to the longitudinal extent of the track;
a sash arm pivotally attached to the shoe at one end and extending therefrom for attachment to a window sash; and
a guide arm pivotally attached at one end of the longitudinally extending track and pivotally attached at another end to the sash arm
wherein the first capture flange extends substantially a full sliding range of the shoe along the longitudinally extending track defined by an engagement of the shoe to the longitudinally extending track.

US Pat. No. 10,337,225

ROLLER FOR A ROLLER DOOR AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A ROLLER

Manfred Bauszus, Anrsber...

1. A roller for a roller door, comprising:a roller bearing;
a roller surrounding an outer circumference of the roller bearing;
a bearing pin inserted into an inner circumference of the roller bearing, said bearing pin protruding in an axial direction from the roller bearing,
wherein the bearing pin comprises a metallic inner part having a radially projecting cylindrical head portion, and a bearing sleeve of a softer material than the inner part, and wherein the inner part is pressed or screwed into the bearing sleeve,
wherein the cylindrical head portion is integrally formed with the inner part, which head portion is arranged adjacent to an axial side surface of an inner ring of the roller bearing in an axial direction, and wherein the inner ring of the rolling bearing is arranged on the cylindrical head portion of the inner part.

US Pat. No. 10,337,224

GEARED HINGE WITH REMOVABLE ACCESS PANEL

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDERS HA...

1. A hinge configured for pivotably mounting a door in a door frame, said hinge comprising:a first leaf having a first plate portion, a first free edge and an opposite first geared edge;
a second leaf having a second plate portion, a second free edge and a second geared edge, said first and second geared edges constructed and arranged to mesh with each other as said first leaf is pivoted axially relative to said second leaf;
said first and second leaves having a front surface, and an opposite back surface facing at least one of the door and the door frame upon which said hinge is mounted;
a cap configured for covering said meshed first and second geared edges on said back surface and defining a pivot axis for each of said first and second leaves, said cap defining a channel;
a first recess in said front surface of said first leaf and a complementary second recess in said front surface of said second leaf, said recesses being in communication with said channel, each said first and second recess defining a break in said first and second geared edges;
a first access panel removably secured in said first recess, having a first geared panel edge complementary with said first geared edge and filling said break;
a second access panel removably secured in said second recess, having a second geared panel edge complementary with said first geared edge and filling said break; and
at least one of said first and second access panels being secured to said respective hinge leaf by security fasteners extending only into said leaf.

US Pat. No. 10,337,212

SECURITY DEVICES

ZEAL INNOVATION LTD, Swa...

1. A security device comprising a flexible strap with a lock unit attached at each end, the strap having a plurality of longitudinally extending multifilament cables arranged in a substantially planar array embedded in a thermoplastic or thermosetting elastomeric material, the cross-section of the strap being linear on one side of the array and having indentations on the other side of the array, the indentations extending along the strap between the cables; wherein the cables have a coating of primer.

US Pat. No. 10,337,198

VENTED INSULATED SPA COVER

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. An insulated spa cover comprising:(a) a thermally insulating core having opposing top and bottom primary sides;
(b) a top cover that extends over and entirely covers the top primary side of the thermally insulating core, the top cover having an average permeance over the entire top cover of at least 57.2 nanograms/Pascal*seconds*square meters as determined according to ASTM E96 Desiccant Method and any 10 square centimeter portion of the top cover has a hydrostatic head test value of at least 5,000 Pascals determined according to AATCC-127;
(c) a vapor barrier layer proximate to and covering at least 75% of the bottom primary side of the thermally insulating core, the vapor barrier layer having a lower average permeance than the top cover as determined according to ASTM E96 Desiccant Method;
(d) optionally, a bottom sheet apart from the vapor barrier;
where:
(i) the bottom sheet if present, and if not then the vapor barrier layer, serves as a bottom cover that is attached to the top cover to form an enclosure that surrounds the thermally insulating core, and if the bottom cover is separate from the vapor barrier the enclosure further surrounds the vapor barrier layer between the thermally insulating core and the bottom cover;
(ii) venting pathways are defined within the enclosure formed by the top cover and bottom cover, the venting pathways providing a vapor path from inside the bottom cover to the top cover with a permeance that is greater than the average permeance of the bottom cover; and
(iii) the insulated spa cover having opposing top and bottom primary sides where the bottom side is most proximate of the two sides to the bottom primary side of the thermally insulating core and water of a spa that the insulated spa cover covers.

US Pat. No. 10,337,185

HOLD DOWN SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED LOADING FOR BUILDING WALLS

CETRES HOLDINGS, LLC, Ja...

1. A hold down system for a building wall, comprising:a) a first rigid member and a second rigid member, the second rigid member being vertically spaced apart from the first rigid member, the first rigid member is supported on a horizontal member of a stud wall, the first and second rigid members including first and second openings, respectively;
b) a tie-rod with a lower end portion for being anchored to an anchorage, the tie-rod extending transversely through the first and second openings, the tie-rod dividing the first and second rigid members into a first lateral section on one side of the tie-rod and a second lateral section on a diametrically opposite side of the tie-rod;
c) first support and second support disposed between the first and second rigid members, the first support being disposed in the first lateral section, the second support being disposed in the second lateral section, the tie-rod extending through the first and second rigid members outside of the first support or the second support, a distance between the first rigid member and the second rigid member through at least one of the first support and the second support is variable; and
d) the tie-rod is operably attached to the second rigid member so that tension loading on the tie-rod is transferred by the second rigid member to the first and second supports to subject the first and second supports to compression loading, thereby causing the first rigid member to press on the horizontal member of the stud wall via the first and second lateral sections of the first rigid member, thus distributing the compression loading.

US Pat. No. 10,337,184

CONTAINER/BUILDING SYSTEM

1. A shipping container/building system comprising;at least one elongate structural member, the at least one elongate structural member including a series of engagement members that form a repetitive pattern along at least part of a length of the at least one elongate structural member;
at least one connecting member, the connecting member able to be releasably connected to the at least one elongate structural member; and
at least one plate that is able to releasably engage with at least one of the at least one elongate structural member;
wherein the plate has at least one socket for location of at least one of the at least one elongate structural member, wherein each socket has a series of non-rotatable engagement members shaped to engage with the engagement members of at least one of the elongate structural member located therein, and
wherein the series of engagement members of the socket are formed on a linear surface of the socket,
wherein the series of engagement members of the socket are fixedly attached to the socket,
wherein the series of engagement members of the at least one elongate structural member are formed on a linear surface of the at least one elongate structural member; and
wherein two elongate structural members are configured to be joined together by a joining member to increase a vertical height of the shipping container/building system.

US Pat. No. 10,337,183

FLUSH TOILET

TOTO LTD., Fukuoka (JP)

1. A flush toilet that cleans a bowl using a swirl flow formed by cleaning water flowing down from a rim, comprising:a toilet main body; and
a water supply device that supplies the cleaning water to a supply opening of the toilet main body;
the toilet main body including:
the bowl having a waste receiving surface having a bowl shape, the rim provided on an upper portion of the waste receiving surface, a rim water passage formed on an entire circumference of the rim to introduce the cleaning water, and a slit aperture formed on a lower portion of the rim water passage, the cleaning water flowing down from the slit aperture;
a water conduit formed between the supply opening and the rim water passage, the water conduit comprising an upstream water conduit extending from the supply opening and a downstream water conduit connected to an exit of the upstream water conduit, the upstream water conduit extending toward one side with respect to a center axis line of the toilet main body in a left-right direction, the downstream water conduit extending toward the other side with respect to the center axis line of the toilet main body in the left-right direction, a wall surface on a side of the center axis line in the exit of the upstream water conduit being positioned in a region of said one side with respect to the central axis line in a plan view, a connecting portion between the upstream water conduit and the downstream water conduit forming a bending portion bending from a direction extending toward one side to a direction extending toward the other side, and an outer wall surface in an exit of the downstream water conduit being positioned in a region of said other side with respect to the central axis line in a plan view; and
a discharge passage including an inlet conduit provided with an inlet connected to a lower portion of a pooled water portion in the waste receiving surface of the bowl, an ascending conduit extending upward from a lower end of the inlet conduit, and a descending conduit extending downward from the ascending conduit,
wherein
the inlet of the discharge passage has a front portion and a rear portion located at a rear side from the front portion in a front-rear direction on a horizontal cross-section plane,
the rear portion of the inlet has rounded corner portions opposing each other in a lateral direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction and a center axis of the inlet conduit,
the inlet of the discharge passage is formed such that a maximum width of the front portion of the inlet in the lateral direction is larger than a maximum width of the rear portion of the inlet in the lateral direction on the horizontal cross-section plane.

US Pat. No. 10,337,182

TOILET SPLASH GUARD SYSTEMS

1. A toilet splash guard system (100) for preventing splashing of fluids from a toilet bowl to a surrounding floor area, said system comprising:a. a toilet seat (20) having a first circumferential side edge (28a) and an opposing second circumferential side edge (28b),
b. a first splash guard (110) disposed on the first circumferential side edge (28a) of the toilet seat, wherein the first splash guard (110) comprises two or more support arms (114) extending from the first circumferential side edge (28a), and a first panel (112) angularly mounted to the two or more support arms (114) such that the first panel (112) projects away from an underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
c. a second splash guard (120) disposed on the second circumferential side edge (28b) of the toilet seat, wherein the second splash guard (120) comprises at least one support arm (124) extending from the second circumferential side edge (28b) and a second panel (122) angularly mounted to the at least one support arm (124) such that the second panel (121) projects away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat;
wherein a proximal end (22) of the toilet seat is mounted to a toilet bowl rim (15) such that the toilet bowl (10) is disposed between the first splash guard (110) and the second splash guard (120),
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is in a first position over the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in a lowered position such the support arms (114,124) are horizontally oriented relative to the floor area,
wherein when the toilet seat (20) is rotated from the first position to a second position up and away from the toilet bowl rim (15), the first and second splash guards (110,120) rotate to an upright position such that the support arms (114,124) are vertically oriented relative to the floor area, wherein the first and second panels (112,122) extend forwardly and away from the underside surface (25) of the toilet seat,
wherein during use of the toilet bowl (10) and the first and second splash guards (110,120) are in the upright position, the fluids splashing from the toilet bowl (10) are splashed onto an interior surface (113,123) of the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 10,337,179

FLOOD PREVENTION APPARATUS

1. A flood prevention apparatus for a sanitary ware product such as a bath, the flood prevention apparatus comprising a multi-chamber drain and an overflow apparatus, wherein the multi-chamber drain comprises:a body defining at least a first and a second chamber therein;
a first outlet port and a second outlet port each defined by openings through one vertical face of the body,
wherein each of the first and second outlet ports are vertically and horizontally displaced relative to each other; and
a third outlet port defined by an opening through another vertical face of the body,
wherein the third outlet port is in fluid communication with a waste system, and with the second chamber when flow is allowed between the first chamber and second chamber, such that the third outlet port facilitates draining of the sanitary ware product to the waste system,
wherein the first outlet port is in fluid communication with the first chamber and the second outlet port is in fluid communication with the second chamber and wherein the first and second outlet ports are each connectable to associated first and second pipe sections of an overflow apparatus, wherein the overflow apparatus comprises:
a first pipe section configured to attach to the first outlet port of the multi-chamber drain, wherein the first pipe section comprises a first substantially vertical pipe section; and
a second pipe section configured to attach to the second outlet port of the multi-chamber drain, wherein the second pipe section includes a second substantially vertical pipe section, and
wherein the first and second pipe sections are joined in continuous fluid communication by an inverted U-shaped passage, which includes a normally open air valve at its summit, wherein the air valve is operable to control flow of water through the overflow apparatus in a non-siphonic state.

US Pat. No. 10,337,172

HYDRAULIC CONTROL SYSTEM

Volvo Construction Equipm...

1. A hydraulic control system comprising:a flow control valve;
a variable displacement hydraulic pump connected to the flow control valve to discharge pressurized fluid toward the flow control valve;
a pump discharge pressure detector disposed on a passage between the flow control valve and the variable displacement hydraulic pump, the pump discharge pressure detector detecting a discharge pressure of the pressurized fluid discharged toward the flow control valve by the variable displacement hydraulic pump; and
a hydraulic controller comprising:
a detector connected to the pump discharge pressure detector to convert the detected discharge pressure to a pump discharge pressure value,
a comparator receiving the pump discharge pressure value from the detector, comparing the pump discharge pressure value with a pre-stored lowest recognition pressure value, and determining whether the pump discharge pressure value is higher or lower than the pre-stored lowest recognition pressure value,
a calculator cooperating with the comparator to calculate a control pressure which the variable displacement hydraulic pump is controlled based on, wherein, when the pump discharge pressure value is lower than the pre-stored lowest recognition pressure value, the calculator recognizes the control pressure as having the pre-stored lowest recognition pressure value, and
an electro-proportional pressure reducing valve connected to the variable displacement hydraulic pump to change pump displacement of the variable displacement hydraulic pump according to opening and closing operations of the electro-proportional pressure reducing valve,
wherein the calculator
receives a value of pilot pressure,
calculates a pump displacement from the value of pilot pressure with reference to a pre-stored pilot pressure-pump displacement relationship,
calculates a torque of the variable displacement hydraulic pump from the calculated pump displacement and the calculated control pressure, and
transmits a control signal to the electro-proportional pressure reducing valve such that the variable displacement hydraulic pump operates within a maximum allowable torque value.

US Pat. No. 10,337,166

FRONT-LOADER ARRANGEMENT

1. Front-loader arrangement (12) for an agricultural vehicle (10) with a bracket (16) and a mast arrangement (18) for fastening a front loader (13) onto the bracket (16), comprising: a contact point (53) for application onto a bearing point (36) of the bracket (16) and a displaceable locking element (54) having a longitudinal axis and that can be displaced longitudinally from an unlocked position into a locked position in which the locking element (54) extends through at least one first opening (52, 52A) formed in the mast arrangement (18) and through at least one second opening (38) that can be brought into alignment with the first opening (52, 52A) and is formed in the bracket (16), wherein the locking element (54) is connected by means of a connection element (56) to an actuation element (58) arranged offset parallel to the locking element (54), and wherein the actuation element (58) can be actuated by an external force and the locking element (54) can be displaced longitudinally by means of the connection element (56) and through actuation of the actuation element (58) from the unlocked position into the locked position; anda latching device (59) with which the actuation element (58) can be latched in the unlocked position,
wherein the latching device (59) comprises a latching lever (64) that is supported on the mast arrangement (18) and can be forced by a second spring (68) into a latched position in which the latching lever (64) can be brought into engagement in an unlocked position with a shoulder (86) formed on the actuation element (58), and wherein the latching lever (64) has an actuation face (74) that can be brought into engagement with the bracket (16) such that the latching lever (64) is moved out from the latched position against an actuating force of the spring (68).

US Pat. No. 10,337,157

COLD AIR BLOWER WITH SELF-SUPPORTED BOOM

Wausau Equipment Company,...

1. A cold air blower for removing debris from a ground surface, comprising:a vehicle chassis having a front end and a rear end and extending along a vehicle axis that extends between the front end and the rear end;
a power unit mounted to the vehicle chassis, the power unit including a blower operable to generate an air flow;
a boom positioned to receive the air flow from the blower and direct the air flow through a nozzle onto the ground surface, wherein the boom is movable between a front position in which the boom is parallel to the vehicle axis and the nozzle is forward of the front end of the vehicle chassis and a stowed position in which the boom is positioned at an angle relative to the vehicle axis and the nozzle is positioned adjacent a side of the vehicle chassis behind a midpoint of the vehicle chassis between the front end and the rear end;
an air flow diverter positioned between the blower and the nozzle, wherein the airflow diverter is operable between a first position to allow the air flow to reach the nozzle and a second position to prevent the air flow from reaching the nozzle; and
an elbow having an open flow passageway, the elbow being positioned between the blower and the top tube, wherein the air flow diverter is mounted to the elbow,
wherein the flow diverter includes a valve plate mounted within the open flow passageway of the elbow and a cover plate mounted to an outer wall of the elbow where the valve plate is moveable between a first position to allow the air flow to enter the top tube and a second position to prevent the air flow from entering the top tube,
wherein the cover plate is moveable between a first position to allow the air flow to enter the top tube and a second position to vent the air flow out of the elbow.

US Pat. No. 10,337,154

ASPHALT RECYCLER

Renova Industries, LLC, ...

1. A asphalt pavement recycling device comprising:a base frame hingedly secured to a platform;
a rotatable drum unit rotatably secured to the base frame, the drum unit having a drum opening and a drum rear;
a hopper assembly hingedly secured to the base frame wherein the hopper assembly can be pivoted to engage the drum opening, or pivoted to disengage the drum opening;
a burner assembly hingedly secured to the base frame wherein the burner assembly can be pivoted to engage the drum opening or pivoted to disengage the drum opening,
wherein the burner assembly is used to heat the materials which are to be recycled/processed;
a fuel source;
a plurality of right-handed flights secured within the rotatable drum unit;
a plurality of left-handed flights secured within the rotatable drum unit;
a plurality of gator plates secured within the rotatable drum unit;
wherein the flights and gator plates are operable in the heating, mixing, separating and granularizing the asphalt material to be recycled/processed; and
wherein the flights and gator plates are configured to ensure that the asphalt material does not come into contact with a flame produced by the burner assembly;
a hydraulic unit secured to the device and operationally associated with the base frame, the rotatable drum unit, the hopper assembly and the burner assembly; and
a control station operationally associated with the hydraulic unit, the base frame, the rotatable drum unit, the hopper assembly and the burner assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,337,151

MOVABLE TRACK FOR BAREFOOT WALKING

1. A movable track for barefoot walking, comprising:a base;
a plurality of sections supported on the base, the plurality of sections including:
a first section including high areas and low areas;
a second section including gravel and stones;
a third section including sand
a fourth section including grass;
a fifth section including water, wherein the fifth section is elongated, having opposing sides, and includes multiple bubble-type outlets attached to the opposing sides; and
a sixth section including clay, the first through sixth sections simulating a variety of terrains encountered in a marathon course; and
a shower head disposed on the base.

US Pat. No. 10,337,146

MICROFIBRILLATED CELLULOSE

Borregaard AS, Sarpsborg...

1. Microfibrillated cellulose, in which:i) the length and the diameter of the cellulose fibrils and fibril bundles are reduced vis-à-vis the respective length and diameter of the cellulose fibers and fiber bundles making up the cellulose that was used as a starting product;
ii) at least a fraction of the fibril bundles and individual fibrils of the microfibrillated cellulose, having reduced length and diameter, has bifurcations on at least one end of the main fibrils into secondary fibrils, wherein said secondary fibrils have a smaller diameter than the non-bifurcated main fibril,
wherein the number of said bifurcated ends of fibrils/fibril bundles is at least 60 bifurcated ends of fibrils per mm2, as measured with an optical light microscopy at a magnification of 40 times and as measured at a solids content of 0.17% of microfibrillated cellulose in water.

US Pat. No. 10,337,133

WASHING MACHINE AND TEXTILE WASHING AND RINSING METHOD

MABE, S.A. DE C.V., Quer...

1. A textile rinsing method in a vertical axis washing machine having a washing tub with a tub bottom, a perforated basket, wherein the basket perforations allow fluid communication between an interior of the basket and the washing tub; a driving system including a motor, pulleys, bands and shafts, to rotate the basket; an admission valve, a conduction hose placed outside the washing tub, a discharging device disposed between the basket and a tub cover; a directional valve, a pump and an electronic control having a counter; said method comprising performing a pre-established number of semi-rinse blocks, wherein a semi-rinse block from said pre-established number of semi-rinse blocks comprises the following steps:a) activating the water admission valve to admit a predetermined amount of fresh water between the tub and the basket while the basket is still to avoid contacting directly textiles;
b) determining if a predetermined amount of fresh water has been admitted;
c) once the predetermined amount of fresh water is admitted, sending a signal to the electronic control to close the admission valve and opening the directional valve shifting flow towards the conduction hose;
d) activating the pump to lead the fresh water from the tub bottom through the conduction hose to the discharging device comprising a nozzle and a deflector;
e) emitting said fresh water from the nozzle to crash it against the deflector to spray the textiles within the basket within a spray area determined by an angle ?, which is between 70° to 110°;
f) spraying the textiles for a time predetermined by the electronic control,
g) once the spraying time has elapsed, turning off the pump,
h) rotating or indexing the basket a ? angle which is between 45° to 110°, angle ? depends upon angle ? to achieve a uniform spraying in the spraying area determined by angle ?
i) stopping the basket once it reaches a ? angle such that the electronic control determines if further rotations or indexations are needed; if further rotations or indexations are needed steps d) to h) are repeated such that fresh water is sprayed to the textiles and these are uniformly damped and saturated of fresh water, the basket rotations or indexations depends on angle ?;
j) if the electronic control determines that the basket has completed its rotations, deactivating the directional valve to close way to the conduction hose and opening way towards a drain by means of a draining hose to drain the liquid from the tub bottom;
k) when draining, centrifuge (16) is started by a predetermined time;
l) stopping the basket once the draining and centrifuging steps are finished.

US Pat. No. 10,337,132

DEVICE TO REMOVE PILLED FABRIC

1. A device for removing pilling from fabric comprising:a body having a top end, a bottom end, a first side, and a second side;
a blade positioned at the top end of the body, the blade having a plurality of upper teeth and a plurality of lower teeth;
a motor positioned within the body, the motor operatively attached to the blade;
a power source operatively connected to the motor; and
a guide attached to the top end, the guide including:
a base wider than the top end,
first and second armature spaced on opposite sides of the base, each armature extending from the base in a direction substantially parallel to the other armature;
a connector attached to the armatures opposite the base;
wherein the base, first and second armatures, and the connector define an opening positioned to accept part of the blades;
the guide includes a top side and a bottom side; and
the plurality of lower teeth are substantially flush with the bottom side of the guide.

US Pat. No. 10,337,120

ALUMINA SUBSTRATE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A substrate comprising an alumina substrate andan AlN layer formed over a surface of the alumina substrate, wherein a carbon-containing phase is distributed discontinuously in the AlN layer, at an outermost surface of the AlN layer or at an interface of the alumina substrate and the AlN layer.

US Pat. No. 10,337,117

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SILICON INGOT AND SILICON INGOT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method of magnetic Czochralski (MCZ) growth of a silicon ingot, the method comprising:melting a mixture of silicon material and an n-type dopant material in a crucible;
extracting the silicon ingot from the molten mixture during an extraction time period by the MCZ growth, thereby doping the silicon ingot with the n-type dopant material of the molten mixture; and
doping the silicon ingot with additional n-type dopant material during at least one sub-period of the extraction time period,
wherein the silicon ingot comprises a first silicon ingot part and a second silicon ingot part,
wherein doping the silicon ingot with additional n-type doping material is in addition to doping the silicon ingot with the n-type dopant material of the molten mixture, and wherein doping the silicon ingot with the additional n-type doping material starts after the first silicon ingot part has been grown and ends before the second silicon ingot part is grown.

US Pat. No. 10,337,115

SURFACE TREATED COPPER FOIL FOR HIGH SPEED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PRODUCTS INCLUDING THE COPPER FOIL AND METHODS OF MAKING

CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL ...

1. A surface treated copper foil for use in a high speed printed circuit board comprising:an electrolytically deposited copper foil having a drum side and a deposit side, and
a layer of nodules deposited directly on, and only on, the drum side of the electrolytically deposited copper foil to form a nodule treated drum side of the surface treated copper foil;
wherein the nodule treated drum side of the surface treated copper foil exhibits a surface roughness (Rz) in the range of 1.5 to 3.1 ?m; and,
wherein the nodule treated drum side of the surface treated copper foil exhibits a difference of reflectance between 570 nm and 610 nm in the range of 15% to 30%.

US Pat. No. 10,337,114

PROCESS FOR THE TREATMENT OF END-OF-LIFE CATHODE-RAY TUBES

E.V.H. S.r.l., Milan (IT...

1. A process for the recovery of lead and silicates from a lead-containing glass, the process comprising:grinding the glass to obtain a powder having a grain size between 1 mm and 200 ?m;
attacking the glass with a alkaline solution at a temperature of at least 180° C. to obtain a first suspension comprising a water-based liquid phase containing soluble silicates and lead in the form of the ion Pb2+, and a particulate of insoluble silicates;
filtrating the first suspension to separate the liquid phase from the particulate;
treating the liquid phase in an electrochemical cell to implement a deposit of metallic lead onto the cathode and extraction from the electrochemical cell of a first solution containing soluble silicates and between 0.07 and 0.12% by weight of Pb? ion;
uniting a first part of the first solution with the insoluble silicates particulate separated during the filtrating step and recirculating the obtained mixture in the filtrating step;
determining the concentration of Pb2+ ion in the second part of the first solution;
treating the second part of the first solution with metallic zinc for the reduction of Pb2+ to metallic lead to obtain a second solution containing less than 50 ppm of Pb2+ ion;
filtering the second solution to extract the metallic lead from the second solution.

US Pat. No. 10,337,113

SIDE STREAM REMOVAL OF IMPURITIES IN ELECTROLYSIS SYSTEMS

CHEMETICS INC., Vancouve...

1. A method for removing impurity species from an alkali metal solution in an electrolysis system, the electrolysis system comprising an electrolyzer; a main line comprising a main stream of purified brine, the electrolyzer, and a main stream of spent solution wherein the main stream of purified brine is supplied to an inlet of the electrolyzer and the main stream of spent solution is removed from an outlet of the electrolyzer; and a recirculation line connected to the main line that recirculates at least a portion of the solution from the main line; the method comprising:removing a portion of the solution from the recirculation line into a first side stream;
introducing alkali metal hydroxide into the first side stream;
introducing magnesium chloride into the first side stream;
directing the first side stream to a residence tank after introducing the alkali metal hydroxide and the magnesium chloride;
allowing the first side stream to reside in the residence tank for a period of time;
filtering the first side stream after residing in the residence tank; and
returning the solution portion from the first side stream into the recirculation line;
the method further comprising:
introducing alkali metal hydroxide into the first side stream before introducing the magnesium chloride into the first side stream;
removing a side stream portion of the solution from the first side stream into a second side stream after introducing the alkali metal hydroxide;
introducing magnesium chloride into the second side stream; and
returning the side stream portion from the second side stream into the first side stream, whereby the side stream portion of the solution bypasses the residence tank.

US Pat. No. 10,337,111

SOLID OXIDE ELECTROCHEMICAL GAS SEPARATOR INERTING SYSTEM

Hamilton Sunstrand Corpor...

1. A system comprising:a system inlet configured to receive a stream of incoming air;
a first electrical heater receiving a first portion of the stream of incoming air and expelling a stream of cooling air;
a second electrical heater receiving a second portion of the stream of incoming air and expelling a stream of process air;
a solid oxide electrochemical gas separator system comprising:
an anode side configured to receive the stream of cooling air from the first electrical heater and to produce oxygen enriched air; and
a cathode side configured to receive the stream of process air from the second electrical heater and to produce oxygen depleted air; and
a system outlet configured to release the oxygen depleted air from the cathode side.

US Pat. No. 10,337,109

HIGH PURITY COBALT CHLORIDE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

1. A manufacturing method of high purity cobalt chloride having a purity of 5N or higher, excluding gas components of O, C, N, H, S, and P, and a content of Tl as an impurity element of 1 ppm or less via electrolysis, wherein cobalt having a purity of 5N (99.999%) or higher excluding gas components of O, C, N, H, S, and P is used as an anode, a diluted hydrochloric acid bath having a pH of 1.5 to 3.0 is used as an electrolytic solution, the cobalt anode and a cathode plate are partitioned with an anion exchange membrane, cobalt is eluted from the cobalt anode into the diluted hydrochloric acid bath during the electrolysis, and electrodeposition of the cobalt in the hydrochloric acid bath onto the cathode plate is thereby inhibited by the anion exchange membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,337,103

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a tube having an inner space therein;
a substrate supporting unit comprising, in the tube, a substrate holder configured to stack a plurality of substrates, and a plurality of isolation plates configured to divide a processing space into a plurality of processing spaces, in which the plurality of substrates are processed, respectively, while being spaced apart from each other in a vertical direction;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas to the plurality of substrates; and
an exhaust unit disposed to face the gas supply unit to exhaust a gas inside the tube,
wherein the plurality of substrates are disposed in spaces between the isolation plates, respectively, while being spaced apart from the isolation plates, and
a plurality of through-holes through which the processing gas passes are defined in the isolation plates so that a portion of the processing gas supplied to one processing space is supplied to another processing space,
wherein the through-holes are formed in a slit shape extending in a direction crossing a flow direction of a gas flowing from the gas supply unit to the exhaust unit, and the plurality of through-holes are defined in a line along the flow direction of the gas.

US Pat. No. 10,337,093

NON-MAGNETIC ALLOY FORGINGS

ATI PROPERTIES LLC, Alba...

1. A non-magnetic alloy forging comprising:a circular cross-section with a diameter greater than 5.25 inches; and
at least one mechanical property that is substantially uniform throughout a cross-section of the forging, wherein the non-magnetic alloy exhibits a longitudinal yield strength greater than 156.9 ksi to 176.2 ksi.

US Pat. No. 10,337,087

OFF-AXIS EPITAXIAL LIFT OFF PROCESS

ALTA DEVICES, INC., Sunn...

1. A method for forming an epitaxial film stack during an epitaxial lift off process, the method comprising:providing a growth wafer diced from a crystalline wafer, the growth wafer having a plurality of edge surfaces, wherein none of the plurality of edge surfaces of the growth wafer has an orientation that is perpendicular to a crystallographic orientation of a flat cut of the crystalline wafer, and wherein none of the plurality of edge surfaces of the growth wafer has an orientation that is parallel to the crystallographic orientation of the flat cut of the crystalline wafer;
growing a sacrificial layer over the growth wafer;
forming the epitaxial film stack over the sacrificial layer; and
removing the sacrificial layer by an etching process, the etching process including a first etch rate of the sacrificial layer near corners of the plurality of edge surfaces that is different than a second etch rate of the sacrificial layer near sides of the plurality of edge surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,337,081

APPARATUS FOR ANNEALING ALLOY RIBBON AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ANNEALED ALLOY RIBBON

Metglas, Inc., Conway, S...

1. An apparatus for annealing alloy ribbon, the apparatus comprising:an unwinder unwinding an alloy ribbon from a spool of the alloy ribbon;
a heating member comprising a first flat surface, on which the alloy ribbon unwound by the unwinder runs while contacting the first flat surface, the heating member heating the alloy ribbon running while contacting the first flat surface through the first flat surface;
a cooling member comprising a second flat surface, on which the alloy ribbon heated by the heating member runs while contacting the second flat surface, the cooling member cooling the alloy ribbon running while contacting the second flat surface through the second flat surface; and
a winder winding the alloy ribbon cooled by the cooling member;
wherein a sucking structure sucking the alloy ribbon is provided at at least one of the first flat surface of the heating member or the second flat surface of the cooling member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,078

SOLID AGGLOMERATE OF FINE METAL PARTICLES COMPRISING A LIQUID OILY LUBRICANT AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

GESTION MCMARLAND INC., ...

1. A solid agglomerate of fine metal particles comprising:a mixture of fine metal particles having a maximum size of about 1 mm, wherein said fine metal particles consist essentially of metal particles selected from the group consisting of iron oxides powders, metallic iron powders, ferroalloy(s) powders, powders from steel mill waste, metallic silicon powders, graphite powders and mixtures thereof; and
about 2.5% w/w to about 10% w/w of a liquid oily lubricant which is liquid at ambient temperature, wherein said liquid oily lubricant is a mineral oil, a vegetable oil or an animal oil;
wherein said fine metal particles and said liquid oily lubricant are mixed and compacted together to form said solid agglomerate; and
wherein said solid agglomerate has a density of about 4 g/cm3 to about 6 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,978

APPARATUS, METHODS AND COMPOSITION FOR SYNTHESIS OF CANNABINOID COMPOUNDS

TEEWINOT TECHNOLOGIES LIM...

1. A kit for producing a cannabinoid or its analog, comprising a bioreactor containing a composition comprising a cannabinoid precursor in a first phase and a cannabinoid synthase in a second phase, wherein the first phase comprises an organic solvent and the second phase comprises an aqueous solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,336,960

LUBRICATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THERMOASSOCIATIVE AND EXCHANGEABLE COPOLYMERS

Total Marketing Services,...

1. A composition resulting from a mixture comprising:(a) at least one lubricating oil;
(b) at least one statistical copolymer A1 and at least one compound A2 comprising at least two boronic ester functions;
the statistical copolymer A1 resulting from the copolymerization:
(i) of at least one first monomer M1 of general formula (I)

in which:
R1 is selected from a group formed by —H, —CH3 and —CH2—CH3;
x is an integer ranging from 2 to 18;
y is an integer equal to 0 or 1;
X1 and X2, identical or different, are selected from a group formed by hydrogen, tetrahydropyranyl, methyloxymethyl, ter-butyl, benzyl, trimethylsilyl and t-butyl dimethylsilyl; or
X1 and X2 form with the oxygen atoms a bridge of the following formula

in which:
the stars (*) symbolize the bonds to the oxygen atoms;
R?2 and R?2, identical or different, are selected from a group formed by hydrogen and a C1-C11 alkyl; or
X1 and X2 form with the oxygen atoms a boronic ester of the following formula

in which:
the stars (*) symbolize the bonds to the oxygen atoms;
R??2 is selected from a group formed by a C6-C18 aryl, a C7-C18 aralkyl and C2-C18 alkyl;
(ii) with at least one second monomer M2 of general formula (II-A):

in which:
R2 is selected from a group formed by —H, —CH3 and —CH2—CH3; and
R31 is selected from a group formed by a C6-C18 aryl, a C6-C18 aryl substituted by an R?3, —C(O)—O—R?3; —O—R?3 , —S—R?3 and —C(O)—N(H)—R?3 group with R?3 a C1-C30 alkyl group, wherein the composition resulting from the mixture comprises the statistical copolymer A1 which can be cross-linked to the at least one compound A2 in a thermoreversible manner.

US Pat. No. 10,336,955

FIXED BED GASIFIER AND METHOD OF GASIFICATION OF BIOMASS USING THE SAME

1. A gasifier comprising:a) a vertically disposed furnace body, the furnace body comprising a housing having a material and fuel inlet, a syngas outlet, a first oxygen/vapor nozzle, and a slag outlet; and a chamber having a clearance zone and a fixed bed zone;
b) a monitoring unit; and
c) a first microwave plasma generating device and a second microwave plasma generating device;wherein:the slag outlet is disposed at a bottom of the furnace body;
the monitoring unit is disposed close to the syngas outlet;
the chamber is defined by the housing;
the material and fuel inlet is disposed between the clearance zone and the fixed bed zone, and is configured for introducing biomass to the chamber;
the fixed bed zone contains the biomass and is configured for gasifying the biomass to yield a syngas;
the clearance zone is disposed above the material and fuel inlet and the fixed bed zone, and is devoid of the biomass;
the clearance zone is configured for receiving the syngas;
the first microwave plasma generating device is disposed around the fixed bed zone, and is adapted to supply a first microwave plasma to the fixed bed zone; and
the second microwave plasma generating device is disposed around the clearance zone, and is adapted to supply a second microwave plasma to the clearance zone.

US Pat. No. 10,336,951

DESALTER EMULSION SEPARATION BY HYDROCARBON HEATING MEDIUM DIRECT VAPORIZATION

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A petroleum desalting process which comprises:mixing a crude oil to be desalted with desalting water and passing the mixture of oil and water to a desalter vessel to form (i) a settled water layer containing salts dissolved from the oil in the lower portion of the vessel, (ii) a settled supernatant, desalted oil layer in the upper portion of the vessel and (iii) an emulsion layer formed from the oil and the water and comprising emulsified oil and water, between the settled water layer and the settled oil layer,
removing a stream of the emulsion from the emulsion layer,
contacting the removed emulsion stream with a hydrocarbon heating medium to transfer heat from the heating medium to the emulsion to break the emulsion and vaporize water from the emulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,943

METHOD FOR COKE OVEN REPAIR

PAUL WURTH DO BRASIL TECN...

1. Method for the repair of coke ovens arranged side by side in a battery which are each delimited by two hollow sidewalls, each formed by side bricks, superimposed in two opposed and spaced rows and spaced together by transverse bricks and defining, between them, heating chambers, wherein the method comprises the following steps:selecting a group of adjacent sidewalls and having a middle wall portion to be kept throughout the repair and two end wall portions to be replaced by new end wall portions;
cutting each sidewall to be repaired in accordance with a cross-sectional vertical cutting plane in order to define a respective flat end face in the middle wall portion, said cutting plane being coincident with a face of a transverse row of bricks facing the adjacent end wall portion being removed;
providing, in the region of each flat end face of the middle wall portion, a pair of side and opposing cutouts and extending over the entire height of the sidewall;
producing, at a basic transverse face of each cutout, a middle longitudinal channel defining a groove for a corresponding tongue of the new bricks, the larger side and standard side of the new end wall portion;
fitting, in each cutout of a flat end face, the corresponding portion of a vertical row of side bricks of a new adjacent portion of the end wall, and the said side bricks comprise, alternately along the vertical row, a new standard side brick of a length equal to the side bricks of the middle wall portion, and a new larger side brick; and
completing the formation of the new end wall portion using new transverse bricks.

US Pat. No. 10,336,939

STABILIZER COMPOUND, LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

DIC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A compound represented by the formula (I-b)wherein in the formula, RH3, RH4, and RH5 are each independently a hydrogen atom, and nH1 and nH2 each independently represent an integer of 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,336,936

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A phosphor comprising:a phosphor composition of a M4D1-xOyF:Ax structure containing a divalent metal (M), an elements (A) of the active agent, a fluorine or fluor (F) and an oxygen (O), and,
wherein the x satisfies a range of 0.001?x?0.1, and the y satisfies a range of 1?y?5,
wherein the M is at least one of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba and Zn,
wherein the D is at least one of Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr and Hf,
wherein the F is fluorine,
wherein the A comprises at least one of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb,
wherein the phosphor composition emits red light by a peak wavelength of 400 nm to 470 nm as an excitation wavelength, and
wherein the red light has a peak wavelength of 655 nm to 670 nm and has a FWHM of less than 20 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,336,906

USE OF AN ESTER ADDITIVE AND PAVING GRADE ASPHALT IN BUILT UP ROOFING ASPHALT COMPOSITION MANUFACTURE

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. Thermally stable built-up roofing asphalt (“BURA”) composition comprising:a paving grade asphalt, wherein said paving grade asphalt has been over-blown to a first softening point that is at least 225° F.; and
an additive comprising at least one ester,
wherein said BURA composition has a second softening point that is between 210 and 225° F., a viscosity between 250 cps and 450 cps at 400° F., and is thermally stable at processing temperatures of at least 450° F.

US Pat. No. 10,336,900

COMPOSITE MATERIALS COMPRISING A THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX POLYMER AND WOOD PARTICLES

ONBONE OY, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A composite material, comprisinga first component including polycaprolactone having a melt flow index of less than 7 g/10 min, and
a second component including a woody material in the form of platy wood particles, the platy wood particles having a thickness, a width and a length such that a ratio of the thickness of the platy wood particles to the smaller of the width or the length of the platy wood particles is between 1:2 and 1:500, wherein
the composite material has a density of 0.74 g/mL to 0.92 g/mL, and a specific modulus of 800 MPa/(g/mL) to 1080 MPa/(g/mL).

US Pat. No. 10,336,867

CATIONIC POLYPHOSPHAZENE COMPOUND, POLYPHOSPHAZENES-DRUG CONJUGATE COMPOUND AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

CNPHARM CO., LTD, Seoul ...

1. Linear Polyphosphazene-drug conjugate compounds represented by the following chemical formula 2:
wherein, in chemical formula 2, n is an integer from 3 to 300;
MPEG represents methoxy poly(ethylene glycol);
S is a spacer group selected from the group consisting of lysine, arginine, glutamine, asparagine, tyrosine, lysine-containing oligopeptide, arginine-containing oligopeptide, glutamine-containing oligopeptide, asparagine-containing oligopeptide, tyrosinecontaining oligopeptide, amino-ethanol, amino-propanol, amino-butanol, amino-pentanol, and amino-hexanol;
L is a linker to connect the spacer group and drug molecule D, wherein drug molecule D is an hydrophobic anticancer drug having at least one functional group of hydroxyl or amine;
x and y are independently in the range of 0-0.5;
z is in the range of 0-1; and
x+y+z=1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,844

METHOD OF PREPARING POWDERY DIACETAL CLARIFYING AGENT

SUNKO INK CO., LTD., Tai...

1. A method of preparing a powdery diacetal clarifying agent, comprising steps of:(a) mixing an aromatic aldehyde, a polyol, and an acid catalyst in an organic polar solvent to obtain a first reaction mixture, wherein an equivalence ratio of the aromatic aldehyde to the polyol is from 2:1 to 2:2;
(b) adding a hydrogenating agent and an inorganic silicon-containing agent into the first reaction mixture to obtain a second reaction mixture, wherein an equivalence ratio of the hydrogenating agent to the aromatic aldehyde is more than 0.01:1, a pH value of the inorganic silicon-containing agent is from pH 6 to pH 12, and an amount of the inorganic silicon-containing agent ranges from 0.02 wt % to 3.5 wt % based on an amount of the aromatic aldehyde; and
(c) filtering and drying the second reaction mixture to obtain the powdery diacetal clarifying agent;
wherein the inorganic silicon-containing agent is a sodium aluminosilicate containing trisulfur radical anion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,840

PROPYLENE ETHYLENE RANDOM COPOLYMER SUITABLE FOR PIPE

1. A composition suitable for pipe applications comprising a propylene ethylene random copolymer, the copolymer having the following properties:(A) a melt flow rate (MFR) less than 1 g/10 min as determined according to ASTM D1238, at 230° C. and 2.16 kg;
(B) an ethylene content of from 3 to 5 percent by weight of the random copolymer;
(C) a xylene insoluble fraction of the random copolymer which is obtained by the wet method, wherein said fraction exhibits a [(Koenig B value)*(% mm)]?92; and
(D) a xylene solubles content measured by the wet method of ?7.0% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,336,836

PHOTOCURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, INK, AND COATING

Osaka Soda Co., Ltd., Os...

1. A photocurable resin composition, comprising:an allylic polymer (A) produced by polymerization of an allylic compound represented by the formula (I) below; and
a tackifier resin (B),
wherein R1 and R2 each represent H or CH3; X represents an a-valent group having an unsubstituted saturated or partially unsaturated four- to eight-membered cyclic structure;and a represents 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,829

INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY COMPOUNDS

Sorrento Therapeutics, In...

1. A compound having the Formula I:wherein,each Ba is independently selected from adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T);
X is O or S;
each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen and (C1-C6)alkyl substituted with a fluorophore;
q is an integer from 12 to 35;
r is an integer from 1 to 10;
t is an integer from 1 to 10;
L is —CH2—R2—*;
R2 is —(C1-C6)alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 groups selected from —C(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)Rd, ?NORe, —NRa, —NRaRb, —ORb, —S(O)kRb, —NRaS(O)2Rb, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2NRa, —C(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)Rb, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)NRaRb, phenyl, —OC(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)NRa, —NRa(C?S)NRaRb, —NRa(C?S)NRa, and —C(?O)Rb;
k is 0, 1, or 2;
each Ra is independently hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf;
each Rb is independently (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf or —C(?O)Rf;
Rd is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]vC(?O)NH;
Re is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]pC(?O);
each Rf is independently
wherein the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;Rg is (C1-C6)alkyl or —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]wC(?O)NH;
ring A is
wherein the dashed bonds indicate the points of attachment to the triazolyl of Rf, and the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;p is an integer from 1 to 10;
v is an integer from 1 to 10;
w is an integer from 2 to 12;
* indicates the point of attachment to AT; and
AT is an antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,336,787

PROGESTERONE ANALOGS AND USES RELATED THERETO

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of treating stroke or traumatic brain injury comprising administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of Formula II
or salts thereof to a subject in need thereof, wherein
R is selected from H, Me, Et,

US Pat. No. 10,336,777

CYSTEINE-MODIFYING SUBSTRATE ANALOGUE INHIBITORS OF RIBOSE 5-PHOSPHATE ISOMERASE FOR PARASITIC DISEASES, ALONG WITH METHODS OF THEIR FORMATION AND USE

University of South Carol...

1. A compound having the formula:where:X1 is P and both R1 are OH or X1 is S, one R1 is OH and the other R1 is O;
X3 is CH2;
n is an integer from 0 to 5; and
X6 is a halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,336,776

INVERT EMULSIONS MADE WITH NON-PEG CONTAINING SILICONE BASED POLYHYDRIC EMULSIFIERS

SILTECH CORP, Toronto, O...

1. A silicone emulsifier having the following structure:
wherein;
x is an integer ranging from 1 to 100;
y is an integer ranging from 1 to 50;
z is an integer ranging from 1 to 50;
o is an integer ranging from 1 to 21;
G is selected from the group consisting of CH3; OH and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,775

GLYCOSIDASE INHIBITORS

Asceneuron SA, Lausanne ...

1. A compound, N-(5-(4-(1-(Benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)ethyl)piperazin-1-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide, which is:or any of its tautomers, enantiomers or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,771

COMPOUNDS TARGETING PROTEINS, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND USES THEREOF

BioTheryX, Inc., Chappaq...

1. A compound of Formula (IId):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently H, deuterium, hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkoxy, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted 3 to 10-membered heterocyclyl, or optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,336,760

INHIBITORS OF CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE 7 (CDK7)

SYROS PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A compound having the structural formula (IIIc):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R2 is —C(O)—;
Q is
wherein “1” represents a point of attachment to R2;R3 is a bond, optionally substituted —CH2—, optionally substituted —NH—, —C(O), —N(CH3)—, or optionally substituted —CH(CH3)—;
Z is a monocyclic or bicyclic aryl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl, wherein Z is optionally substituted;
R4 is
wherein L3 is a bond, an optionally substituted C1-C7 alkylene, or an optionally substituted C2-C7 alkenylene or alkynylene, wherein one or more methylene units of the alkylene, alkenylene or alkynylene are optionally and independently replaced with —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2, —N— or —N(R6)—;Y is O, S, or N(R6);
each R6 is independently selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted —C1-C6 alkyl; and
each of RE1, RE2 and RE3 is independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —CH2OR9, —CH2N(R9)2, —CH2SR9, —CN, —OR9, —N(R9)2, and —SR9, wherein each occurrence of R9 is independently selected from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl, or
RE1 and RE3, or RE2 and RE3, or RE1 and RE2 are joined to form an optionally substituted carbocyclic or optionally substituted heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,336,755

FUSED PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND USE THEREOF IN TREATMENT OF CANCERS, INFLAMMATION AND IMMUNE DISEASES

Beijing Innocare Pharma T...

1. A compound represented by formula (I),or its tautomers, mesomers, racemates, enantiomers, diastereoisomers, mixtures thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:wherein:
A1, A2 and A3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of CR1 and N;
B1 is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G1;
B2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G2;
L1 is independently selected from the group consisting of —C0-2 alkyl-, —CR5R6—, —C1-2 alkyl (R5)(OH)—, —C(O)—, —CR5R6O—, —OCR5R6—, —SCR5R6—, —CR5R6S—, —NR5—, —NR5C(O)—, —C(O)NR5—, —NR5CONR6—, —CF2—, —O—, —S—, —S(O)m—, —NR5S(O)2— and —S(O)2NR5—;
L2 is independently selected from the group consisting of —C0-4 alkyl-, —C(O)—, —O—, —NR7—, —NR7C(O)— and —NR7S(O)2—;
X is independently selected from the group consisting of C0-4 alkyl, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G3;
Y is independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—, —NR8C(O)—, —S(O)m— and —NR8S(O)m—;
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, C0-4 alkyl, halogen and cyano;
bond is a double bond or a triple bond;
when bond is a double bond, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, cyano, halogen, alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G4; and when bond is a triple bond, R3 and R4 are absent, and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, cyano, halogen, alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G4; wherein R3 and R2 , together with the carbon atom attached thereto, can form a ring which contains optionally a heteroatom;
R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, C0-8 alkyl, C3-8 cyclic group, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein the alkyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more G5;
G1, G2, G3, G4 and G5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, D, halogen, cyano, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl, heteroaryl, —OR9, —OC(O)NR9R10, —C(O)OR10, —C(O)NR9R10, —C(O)R9, —NR9R10, —NR9C(O)R10, —NR9C(O)NR10R11, —S(O)mR10 and —NR9S(O)mR10, wherein the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cyclic group, heterocyclic group, aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of D, halogen, cyano, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic group, —OR12, —OC(O)NR12R13, —C(O)OR12, —C(O)NR12R13, —C(O)R12, —NR12R13, —NR12C(O)R13, —NR12C(O)NR13R14, —S(O)mR12, and —NR12S(O)mR13;
R9, R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocyclic group, monocyclic heteroaryl and monocyclic aryl; and
m is 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,753

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF APIXABAN AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Unichem Laboratories Limi...

1. A process for preparation of lactam compound of formula (18) comprising steps of;a. reacting amino-morpholine compound of formula (17) with compound of formula (22) in presence of inorganic base or aqueous solution of inorganic base or absence of any base optionally in presence of phase transfer catalyst to obtain amide-compound of formula (23), wherein X is leaving group;
b. optionally isolating the amide-compound of formula (23); and
c. cyclizing amide-compound of formula (23) in presence of inorganic base or aqueous solution of inorganic base optionally in presence of phase transfer catalyst to obtain a lactam compound of formula (18).

US Pat. No. 10,336,752

TYK2 INHIBITORS, USES, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

Nimbus Lakshmi, Inc., Ca...

3. The mesylate salt of the compound of claim 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,733

ARYL ACYLSULFONAMIDES AS BLT1 ANTAGONISTS

1. A compound of structural formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein
A is heteroaryl, wherein heteroaryl is unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl and halogen;
B is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) aryl, and
(2) heteroaryl,
wherein aryl and heteroaryl are unsubstituted or substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl and halogen;
X is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) —C(O)NHSO2CF3,
(2) —C(O)NHSO2CH2CF3,
(3) —C(O)NHSO2CHF2,
(4) —C(O)NHSO2C1-6alkyl,
(5) —C(O)NHSO2CH2C3-6cycloalkyl, and
(6) —C(O)NHSO2C3-6cycloalkyl,
wherein alkyl and cycloalkyl are unsubstituted or substituted with 1-3 substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl;
Z is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) —C1-6alkyl, and
(3) phenyl,
wherein alkyl and phenyl are unsubstituted or substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl;
Ra is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) halogen, and
(3) C1-6alkyl; and
Rb is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) hydrogen,
(2) halogen, and
(3) C1-6alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,336,731

SUBSTITUTED 1H-INDOLE-2-CARBOXAMIDE COMPOUNDS AS INDOLEAMINE-2,3-DIOXYGENASE INHIBITORS

Iomet Pharma Ltd., (GB)

1. A compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein R2 is selected from Cl, —Br and —CN;
R1 and R4 are independently selected from —H and —F;
R631, R632, R641 and R642 are independently selected from —H, —F and C1-C3 alkyl;
R651 and R652 are independently selected from —H, and C1-C3 alkyl; and
wherein at least one of R631, R632, R641, and R642 is not —H.

US Pat. No. 10,336,727

HISTONE DEMETHYLASE INHIBITORS

CELGENE QUANTICEL RESEARC...

1. A compound of Formula (IV), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein,R1 is hydrogen or alkyl; and
R2 is heteroaryl;with the provision that R2 is not selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,336,725

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A method of treating an epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) mediated disease state in a mammal suffering from, or at risk of, said disease, which comprises administering to the mammal in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound which is 3,5-diamino-6-chloro-N—((R)-3-((4-((2-(hexyl((2S,3R,4R)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)amino)ethyl) carbamoyl)benzyl)amino)-2-(2-methylbenzyl)propyl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide having the below formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,723

INHIBITORS OF TRKA KINASE

GVK BIOSCIENCES PRIVATE L...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts, isotopologues, solvates, or prodrugs thereof, wherein:
Ra and Rb are each independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, and S or Ra and Rb together forms carbonyl group, optionally substituted phenyl which is further optionally substituted with a halogen;
Rc and Rd is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S or Rc and Rd together form a ring (4-6 membered) with or without a hetero atom;
R1 is alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-3C)alkyl, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl) (1-6Calkyl), mono, di, tri halo(1-4C alkyl), alkoxy (1-3C) carbonyl, (1-3C alkyl)aminocarbonyl, cyano(1-3C alkyl), (1-3C haloalkoxy)(1-3C)alkyl, 3-6 membered heterocyclic ring with one or more heteroatom selected from O, N or S and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, nitro or amino, a 9-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl having 1-3 ring nitrogen atoms;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, isopropyl, tert butyl, haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted 5-6 membered aromatic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S with the provision that R2 and R3 cannot be hydrogen atoms at the same time;
L is a NR?C(O)N(R?) wherein each R? is independently selected from H or alkyl;Het-Ar ring is selected from the group consisting of H1A-H1G;
R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, haloalkyl, halogen, mono, di, tri halo(1-4C alkyl)hydroxy, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, cyano, cycloalkyl(3-7 carbon), optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from O, N, or S or 3-6 membered carbocyclic ring having one or more heteroatom selected from O, N or S, —NH2, —N(H)(alkyl), —N(alkyl)2, —N(H)C(O)alkyl, —N(alkyl)C(O)alkyl, —N(H)C(O)O alkyl, —N(alkyl)C(O)Oalkyl, —N(H)SO2(alkyl), —N(alkyl)SO2(alkyl), —C(O)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —(O)Oalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)N(H)(alkyl), —C(O)N(alkyl)2, —S(alkyl), —S(O)alkyl, —S(O)2alkyl, —S(O)2N(H)2, —S(O)2N(H)(alkyl) and —S(O)2N(alkyl)2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,722

TETRAHYDROQUINOLINE COMPOSITIONS AS BET BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A composition comprising a compound in an enantiomeric excess (e.e. %) of at least 94% as determined by chiral HPLC analysis, wherein the compound is:

US Pat. No. 10,336,718

METHOD FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION OF OPTICALLY ACTIVE FLUOROALKYL ETHYLENE OXIDE

Central Glass Company, Li...

1. A method for producing an optically active fluoroalkyl chloromethyl alcohol represented by formula [2]:
wherein, * represents an asymmetric atom, and Rf is defined as in formula [1],
the method comprising the step of treating a fluoroalkyl chloromethyl ketone represented by formula [1]:

wherein, Rf represents a C1-6 straight-chain or branched-chain fluoroalkyl group having at least one fluorine atom,
with a microorganism having an activity for asymmetrically reducing the ketone or an enzyme having the activity.

US Pat. No. 10,336,710

BENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

1. A benzimidazole derivative having the structure of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or prodrug thereof, wherein:
R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of alkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, cyano, linear or branched C1-6 alkyl and linear or branched C1-6 alkoxy;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of phenyl, substituted phenyl, naphthyl and substituted naphthyl, wherein the substituent in said substituted phenyl and substituted naphthyl is selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, alkyl, alkoxy, ester, N-acyl derivatives, N-acyloxy derivatives and amino acid conjugates; and
M is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, and pharmaceutically acceptable cations.

US Pat. No. 10,336,707

HETEROCYCLIC DERIVATIVES MODULATING ACTIVITY OF CERTAIN PROTEIN KINASES

EUDENDRON S.R.L., Varese...

1. Compounds of general formula (I):
in which:
X is —NH— or —O—;
R1 is hydrogen or —COR6;
R2 and R5 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R3 is —Y—Ar where Y is a divalent group selected from —CH2—, —NH—, —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, and —S(O)2—;
Ar is an aryl, or a 5-10 membered heteroaryl, where said aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one to three groups independently selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 halothioalkoxy, cyano, hydroxyl, mercapto, amino, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 mono alkylamino, C1-C6 bis alkylamino, carbamoyl, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl, N,N-bis (C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl, C1-C6 acylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)-N—(C1-C6 acyl)amino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)sulfonylamino and N,N-bis (C1-C6 alkyl)sulfonylamino;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of:
aryl optionally substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from hydroxyl, amino, —OC(O)NHRe, —ORe, —NHC(O)NHRe, halogen, cyano, carbamoyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C3 alkoxy, —OCH2CH2Re, —OCH2C(O)NHRe, —OCH2CH2ORe, —OCH2CH2NHRe, —CH2C(O)NHRe, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl, N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)carbamoyl, C1-C6 acylamino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, aminosulfonyl, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)aminosulfonyl, and C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl being Re an aryl optionally substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from C1-C6 haloalkyl and CH2-A, where A is an heterocyclyl selected among pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl and morpholinyl, and said heterocyclyl being optionally substituted by a C1-C3-alkyl group;
5-10 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted on the carbon atoms with one or two groups independently selected from amino, C1-C6 acylamino, oxo, hydroxyl, halogen, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, aminosulfonyl, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)aminosulfonyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, carbamoyl, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl and N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)carbamoyl;
R6 is aryl substituted by R7 and R8;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORf and —NRfRg, where Rf and Rg are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by amino, C1-C3 mono alkylamino, C1-C3 bis alkylamino, hydroxy or C1-C3 alkoxy, C3-C7 cycloalkyl and heterocyclyl groups from 4 to 7 atoms containing up to 2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen, in which those C3-C7 cycloalkyl and heterocyclyl are optionally substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, halothioalkoxy, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkoxy, mercapto, amino, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 mono alkylamino, C1-C6 bis alkylamino, C1-C6 acylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)-N—(C1-C6 acyl)amino, C1-C6 alkyl sulfonylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)-N—(C1-C6 alkyl)sulfonylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl; N—(C3-C7 cycloalkyl)carbamoyl and heterocyclyl groups from 4 to 7 atoms containing up to 2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORc, —NRcRd and 5-10 membered heteroaryl or heterocyclyl groups from 4 to 7 atoms containing up to 2 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen and optionally substituted by a substituent selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 halothioalkoxy, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6 alkoxy, mercapto, C1-C6 alkylthio, amino, C1-C6 mono alkylamino, C1-C6 bis alkylamino, C1-C6 acylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)-N—(C1-C6 acyl)amino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, N—(C1-C6 alkyl)-N—(C1-C6 alkyl)sulfonylamino, (N,N-bis(C1-C6 alkyl)carbamoyl)C1-C6 alkyl and heterocyclyl groups from 4 to 7 atoms containing up to two heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen;
Rc and Rd are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkyl optionally substituted by amino, C1-C3 mono alkylamino, C1-C3 bis alkylamino, hydroxyl, and C1-C3 alkoxy;
n is 0;
their N-oxides, pharmaceutically acceptable salts, enantiomers, stereoisomers, atropisomers, rotamers, tautomers, diastereomers, or racemates.

US Pat. No. 10,336,655

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SHAPED BODIES OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CARBON

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A process for producing shaped bodies having a carbon matrix reinforced with carbon fiber bundles, the process comprising the following steps:producing or providing bundles of parallel carbon fibers held together by a dimensionally stable cured, carbonizable binder, with the bundles having a specifically set, defined uniform length, width and thickness;
producing a molding composition by mixing the fiber bundles, a carbonizable matrix former and optional auxiliaries;
producing a green body being close to a final shape by pressing the molding composition in a mold being close to the final shape at elevated temperature with curing of the carbonizable matrix former,
and
densifying the carbonized shaped body by deposition of a carbon matrix in a chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process.

US Pat. No. 10,336,638

VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF SOURCE WATER DESALINATION

1. A method for treating a water source containing carbonates and sulfate, said method comprising the steps of producing de-carbonated water stream by: (i) mixing said water source containing carbonates and sulfate with an aluminum source selected from the group consisting of aluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum nitrate, aluminate sulfate, aluminum acetate, aluminum formate and combinations thereof; or an iron source selected from the group consisting of iron chloride, iron chlorohydrate, iron nitrate, iron sulfate, iron acetate, iron formate and combinations thereof; and (ii) de-aerating the treated water of step (i) to remove carbon dioxide and to produce said de-carbonated water stream.

US Pat. No. 10,336,630

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A HIGH RECOVERY SEPARATION PROCESS

Fluid Equipment Developme...

1. A reverse osmosis system comprising:a pump operable to pressurize a feed stream;
a first membrane array configured to receive the feed stream and to generate a first permeate stream and a first brine stream from the feed stream;
a second membrane array configured to receive the first brine stream and to generate a second permeate stream and a second brine stream from the first brine stream;
a first turbocharger comprising a first turbine configured to receive the second brine stream and to use first energy from the second brine stream to selectively increase a first pressure of the first brine stream, said first turbine comprising a first turbocharger housing comprising a first bypass passage associated with a first bypass valve, a first main nozzle communicating a first part of a first portion of the second brine stream to a first volute and a first auxiliary nozzle comprising a first auxiliary valve selectively communicating a second part of the first portion of the second brine stream to the first volute;
a second portion of the second brine stream is communicated through the first bypass valve and wherein the first portion and second portion combine to reform the second brine stream;
a second turbocharger comprising a second turbine configured to receive the second brine stream after the first turbocharger and to use second energy from the second brine stream to increase a second pressure of the feed stream, said second turbine comprising a second turbocharger housing comprising a second bypass passage associated with a second bypass valve, a second main nozzle communicating a first part of a third portion of the second brine stream to a second volute and a second auxiliary nozzle comprising a second auxiliary valve selectively communicating a second part of the third portion of the second brine stream to the second volute;
a fourth portion of the second brine stream is communicated through the second bypass valve;
a first flowmeter generating a first flow signal corresponding to a first flow of the first permeate stream;
a second flowmeter generating a second flow signal corresponding to a second flow of the second permeate stream;
a third flowmeter generating a third flow signal corresponding to a third flow of the second brine stream;
a motor coupled to the first turbocharger, operable to use energy from a power supply to drive the first turbocharger; and
a controller in communication with the first flowmeter, the second flowmeter, and the third flowmeter, said controller controlling the first auxiliary valve, the first bypass valve, the second auxiliary valve and the second bypass in response to the first flow signal, the second flow signal and the third flow signal.

US Pat. No. 10,336,625

ALUMINA SINTERED BODY AND BASE SUBSTRATE FOR OPTICAL DEVICE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. An alumina sintered body comprising:a surface having a degree of c-plane orientation of 5% or more, the degree of c-plane orientation being determined by a Lotgering method using an X-ray diffraction profile obtained through X-ray irradiation at 2?=20° to 70°,
wherein the alumina sintered body contains Mg and F, a Mg/F mass ratio is 0.05 to 3500, and a Mg content is 30 to 3500 ppm by mass,
the alumina sintered body has a crystal grain size of 15 to 200 ?m,
when a field of view of 370.0 ?m long×372.0 ?m wide is photographed with a 1000-fold magnification and the photograph is visually observed, a number of pores having a diameter of 0.2 to 0.6 ?m is 250 or less, and
a volume fraction of the pores having a diameter of 0.2 to 0.6 ?m in the alumina sintered body is 130 ppm by volume or less.

US Pat. No. 10,336,621

METHOD OF PREPARING HYDROPHOBIC SILICA AEROGEL AND HYDROPHOBIC SILICA AEROGEL PREPARED THEREBY

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing a hydrophobic silica aerogel, the method comprising steps of:(1) preparing a water glass dispersion;
(2) adding the water glass dispersion and a surface modifier solution to a reactor and performing a reaction to prepare a hydrophobic silica wet gel; and
(3) drying the hydrophobic silica wet gel,
wherein the method further comprises adding ammonium hydroxide during the reaction of step (2).

US Pat. No. 10,336,612

OZONE GENERATOR UNIT AND SYSTEM

Xylem Europe GmbH, Schaf...

19. An ozone generator system comprising:at least one ozone generator unit, the at least one ozone generator unit comprising:
a housing comprising:
a first half having a first recess; and
a second half having a second recess, wherein the first half is coupled to the second half, and the first recess and the second recess form a main chamber within the housing; and
an inlet and an outlet in the housing and extending to the main chamber; wherein
a first dielectric disc is arranged within the first recess, the first dielectric disc extending along and being in contact with an entirety of an inner surface of the first half of the housing;
a second dielectric disc is arranged within the second recess, the second dielectric disc extending along and being in contact with an entirety of an inner surface of the second half of the housing, wherein the first dielectric disc has a gas passage;
a high voltage electrode having a gas passage is fluidically coupled with the gas passage of the first dielectric and is arranged in the main chamber between the first dielectric disc and the second dielectric disc,
a first spacer is positioned to space the high voltage electrode apart from the first dielectric disc to form a first gas chamber between the high voltage electrode and the first dielectric disc, the first gas chamber extending along a length between a first end of the high voltage electrode and a second end of the high voltage electrode; and
a second spacer is positioned to space the high voltage electrode apart from the second dielectric disc to form a second gas chamber between the high voltage electrode and the second dielectric disc, the second gas chamber extending along a length between the first end and the second end of the high voltage electrode, and
wherein the gas passage of the high voltage electrode and the gas passage of the first dielectric disc fluidically couple the first gas chamber and the second gas chamber;
a first bracket attached to the inlet of each of the at least one ozone generator units;
a second bracket attached to the outlet of each of the at least one ozone generator units;
at least one control circuit associated with each of the at least one ozone generator units; and
at least one fan arranged in front of an outer surface of each of the at least one ozone generator units.

US Pat. No. 10,336,611

SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBE PURIFICATION PROCESS AND IMPROVED SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBES

Technology Acquisition Gr...

1. A method for purifying single wall carbon nanotubes comprising:passing an oxidizing gas into contact with catalyst material carrying single wall carbon nanotubes, said single wall carbon nanotubes having a terminal end cap; and,
oxidizing the carbon atoms of said terminal end cap by continuing to pass said oxidizing gas into contact with the catalyst carrying the single wall carbon nanotubes for a period of time and at a temperature sufficient to oxidize the carbon atoms forming the terminal end cap without damaging the sidewalls of said single wall carbon nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,336,608

METHODS FOR FABRICATING ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING SUBSTANTIALLY HERMETICALLY SEALED CAVITIES AND GETTER FILMS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic device, the method comprising:activating a getter film that is in fluid communication with a substantially hermetically sealed cavity in an electronic device body structure of the electronic device to form an activated getter film; and
determining a resistance of the activated getter film.

US Pat. No. 10,336,598

PORTABLE, POD-BASED SMOOTHIE MAKER

Jooster IP AG, BielBenke...

1. An apparatus for carrying a human-consumable liquid, the apparatus comprising:a container having an inner area, wherein the container is sized to be held in the hand of a user;
a liquid inlet configured to receive liquid;
a pod holder positioned above the inner area and configured to receive and hold one or more pods, wherein the one or more pods carry contents to be mixable with the liquid; and
a carousel positioned between the inner area and the pod holder, wherein the carousel has a pod opening and a liquid opening, and wherein the carousel is selectively rotatable between at least a first position, a second position, and a third position, wherein:
in the first position, the carousel shields the pod holder and the liquid inlet from the inner area,
in the second position, the contents of a pod held in the pod holder move to the inner area of the container, and
in the third position, the carousel shields the pod holder from the inner area and provides a channel from the liquid inlet, through the liquid opening, and to the inner area to permit a liquid received through the liquid inlet to mix with the pod contents in the inner area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,593

JACK OPERATED TOILET LIFTING DEVICE

1. A jack operated toilet lifting device comprising:a base frame adapted to be disposed adjacent to a toilet such that the toilet can be elevated a predetermined distance;
a substantially vertical elevation member secured to said base frame;
a lifting arm secured to said elevation member, said lifting arm adapted to be disposed above the toilet at a predetermined elevation;
a lifting member secured to said lifting arm, said lifting member adapted to support the toilet a predetermined distance above a floor portion, said lifting member including a strap assembly secured to said lifting arm, said strap assembly having an annular portion disposed about a bowl portion of the toilet and at least one support portion having lower ends joined to said annular portion and upper ends joined to said lifting arm; and
a manually operated jack for elevating said lifting arm a distance that separates the toilet from the floor portion a predetermined distance, whereby said toilet lifting device is adapted to be disposed relative to a toilet such that said toilet lifting device can elevate the toilet to allow a seal to be inserted in a conduit that ultimately receives a discharge from the toilet.

US Pat. No. 10,336,567

MANUFACTURING SYSTEM WITH FLAT-BED AND ROTARY DIECUTTERS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

Gallus Stanz- und Druckma...

1. A method for operating a manufacturing system, the method comprising the following steps:providing a manufacturing system for manufacturing planar elements from a web of printing material, the manufacturing system having:
a web unwinding device configured to unwind the web of printing material,
a flat-bed unit configured for at least one of diecutting or stamping/embossing by stroking a platen of the flat-bed unit, the flat-bed unit disposed downstream of the web unwinding device and configured to be deactivated by deactivation of the stroking of the platen,
a product delivery disposed downstream of the flat-bed unit, and
at least one rotary processing module configured to process the web of printing material, the at least one rotary processing module disposed between the flat-bed unit and the product delivery, and the at least one rotary processing module including a rotary diecutting module; and
feeding the web of printing material from the flat-bed unit to the at least one rotary processing module.

US Pat. No. 10,336,552

PROXIMITY DETECTOR

BECS TECHNOLOGY, INC., S...

9. A proximity detector comprising a sensor providing a proximity reading, the proximity detector reporting the presence of granular material near the detector, including a state selected from the group of no material present, transition, and material present,the proximity detector having a rising threshold level and a falling threshold level, wherein the falling threshold level is less than the rising threshold level,
wherein the proximity detector records a series of proximity readings over a period of time,
wherein the proximity detector enters the transition state if the variation in the readings is greater that a preselected transition value,
wherein the proximity detector enters the material present state if the final proximity reading during the period of time is below the falling threshold level, and
wherein the proximity detector enters the no material present state if the final proximity reading during the period of time is above the rising threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,336,544

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING WATER IN AN UNDERGROUND RESERVOIR AND MANAGING THE SAME

Next Tier Agribusiness, L...

20. A method for storing water in an aquifer underlying a surface crop and root zone comprising the steps of:gathering a volume of water into a surface collection system at an upper elevation;
causing the volume of water to be directed into a piping system wherein the volume of water enters an inlet hydraulically connected to the surface collection system and a first portion of the volume of water exits the piping system through a first outlet into a first porous and permeable layer of the aquifer located at a first elevation below the upper elevation; and
ascertaining a first moisture content in the first porous and permeable layer with a first moisture detector which emits a first output signal associated with the first moisture content and transmits the first output signal to a digital processor, wherein the digital processor instructs an actuated valve to close if flow of the volume of water into the root zone is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,336,540

STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

Attabotics Inc., Calgary...

12. A storage system comprising:a gridded three dimensional structure comprising:
a plurality of storage cells arranged in stacks and each comprising a plurality of storage locations disposed around a central void on different respective sides thereof, each unit space being sized to accommodate a respective storage unit therein;
each stack comprising a respective group of the storage cells residing in stacked relation one over another with the central voids of said respective group of the storage cells aligned with one another to form a respective upright central shaft of said stack;
each central upright shaft being sized to accommodate the respective storage units of the respectively group of storage cells within said upright shaft to enable retrieval of said respective storage units through said upright central shaft; and
a gridded track system on which one or more storage/retrieval vehicles are conveyable to and from the upright central shafts and conveyable through said upright shafts to access the storage locations therefrom; and
at least one storage/retrieval vehicle conveyable to, from and through the upright central shafts via the gridded track system;
wherein:
the gridded track system further comprises a respective set of upright frame members standing upright within each upright shaft at perimeter boundaries thereof for cooperation with the one or more storage/retrieval vehicles guide conveyance thereof through said upright shaft;
the upright frame members are rack members with toothed-equipped edges facing inwardly of the upright shaft to engage with pinion wheels on each of the one or more storage/retrieval vehicles;
said storage/retrieval vehicle comprises a first set of pinion wheels residing on first opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle and a second set of pinion wheels residing on second opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle, and each rack member comprises first and second sets of rack teeth on two perpendicular inwardly-facing sides thereof for respective engagement with the first and second sets of pinion wheels; and
the storage/retrieval vehicle comprises a first set of conveyance wheels residing on the first opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle for riding on X-direction rails of the gridded track system that lie in an X-direction of a reference plane thereof, and a second set of conveyance wheels residing on the second opposing sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle for riding on Y-direction rails of the gridded track system that lie in a Y-direction of the reference plane thereof, wherein the first and second sets of conveyance wheels are selectively extendable and retractable away from and toward the respective sides of the storage/retrieval vehicle, whereby retraction of the conveyance wheels causes withdrawal thereof inwardly off of the respective rails of the gridded track system to enable conveyance of the storage/retrieval vehicle through the upright central shafts, each of which resides at a respective Cartesian coordinate point of the reference plane at a respective area bound between two of the X-direction rails and two of the Y-direction rails, by engagement of the pinion wheels with the rack members.

US Pat. No. 10,336,530

DISASSEMBLEABLE CHEESE CONTAINER WITH WRAP-AROUND INTERLOCK AND INCREASED FILL VOLUME

A.R. Arena Products, Inc....

1. A disassembleable container, the container comprising a plurality of sidewalls and a plurality of endwalls, each of said sidewalls and endwalls having an interior surface defining, in-part, a volume for containing a block of cheese, wherein the container has an interlock to secure one of the sidewalls to one of the endwalls, the container being characterized by a cross section being generally perpendicular to each of the interior surfaces,in the cross section, the interlock comprising (i.) a first portion of either the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls, the first portion of the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls wrapping around a corner disposed where the interior surface of the one of the sidewalls and the interior surface of the one of the endwalls meet, and (ii.) a second portion of the other of the one of the sidewalls or the one of the endwalls disposed exterior to an exterior-facing surface of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,520

SINGLE-PLY, NON-CORRUGATED MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR DECORATIVE WRAPPING

THE IMAGINE GROUP, LLC, ...

1. A decorative wrap configured for wrapping around a non-decorative support of goods, the decorative wrap comprising:a rolled sheet of non-corrugated material, the sheet of non-corrugated material having a first side, a second side, a first edge, and a second edge, wherein a height of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured from the first edge to the second edge is between about 6 inches to about 16 inches, and a length of the sheet of non-corrugated material measured parallel to the first or second edge is longer than the height;
a plurality of scores formed into the first side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge;
a plurality of scores formed into the second side, each score extending for at least a portion of the distance between the first edge and the second edge; and
a graphic printed on at least one of the first and second sides;
wherein the plurality of scores are formed by deformation of the non-corrugated material to impart stiffness to the non-corrugated material; and
wherein the plurality of scores are spaced to provide a plurality of scored locations at which the sheet of non-corrugated material can be selectively folded to form a corner in the non-corrugated material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,519

ELASTOMER LINED SELF-LOCKING TIE

Lock Right, LLC, West Va...

1. A self-locking tie, comprising:an elongated strap including a first surface, a second surface, a periphery, a head end, and a tapered end, the second surface opposite from the first surface, the tapered end opposite from the head end;
cavities recessed in the first surface of the elongated strap, a first cavity positioned along at least a portion of a length of the elongated strap at a location adjacent to a first side of the periphery of the elongated strap, a second cavity positioned along at least a portion of a length of the elongated strap at a location adjacent to a second side of the periphery of the elongated strap;
an elastomer segment including a pair of cavity engaging portions and a pair of extending portions, a first cavity engaging portion of the pair of cavity engaging portions being located within the first cavity, a second cavity engaging portion of the pair of cavity engaging portions being located within the second cavity, a first extending portion of the pair of extending portions extending from the first cavity engaging portion and extending beyond the first surface at the location adjacent to the first side of the periphery of the elongated strap, a second extending portion of the pair of extending portions extending from the first cavity engaging portion and extending beyond the first surface at the location adjacent to the second side of the periphery of the elongated strap;
a locking head at the head end of the elongated strap, the locking head comprising an orifice shaped to receive the tapered end of the elongated strap and the elastomer segment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,516

CHILDPROOF SAFETY CAP AND ASSOCIATED CONTAINER FOR LIQUID OR PASTY SUBSTANCES

AERO PUMP GMBH, (DE)

1. A child-resistant protective screw-cap with cap cover, side wallings and opening, operable to be screwed onto an associated threaded neck of a container or bottle for liquid or pasty media, said screw-cap forming a closure for an application system mounted onto said threaded neck and forming a mouth at a top for pumping of said liquid or pasty media out of the container or bottle, wherein the protective screw-cap is unscrewable only upon simultaneous depressing and thus releasing of a lock on the thread of the neck of the container or bottle, the protective screw-cap comprising:two mutually opposing separate bead-like threads on an inner lower side of the side wallings, each of said threads with a widened end region, so that a stop face is formed on each of the widened end regions, wherein upon screwing the protective screw-cap on, the stop faces on the two mutually opposing bead-like threads are operable to catch behind two mutually opposing undercuts on groove-like threads on the neck of the container or bottle so the protective screw-cap is locked symmetrically on to opposite positions of circumference of the neck of the container or bottle, and the stop faces are removable out of the undercuts only by pressing the protective screw-cap toward the container or the bottle under elastic deformation of the side wallings of the protective screw-cap opening at the neck, which for this purpose forms a downwardly flaring slide-off surface, and hereinafter in an unlocked position of the stop faces the protective screw-cap is unscrewable upon simultaneous rotation, and on an inner side of the cap cover a sleeve is formed which extends away from the cap cover concentrically to the protective screw-cap, said sleeve is fittable over the mouth of the application system mounted onto said threaded neck of the container or bottle so that an evaporation protection is formed and, upon unscrewing, the protective screw-cap is rotatable with said sleeve around said mouth whereby a definite rotational axis is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,336,511

DOSING CAP FOR A DOSING BOTTLE

SHB GmbH, Crailsheim (DE...

1. A dosing cap for fitting on a dosing bottle, the dosing cap comprising:a dosing channel extending in a longitudinal direction and having an end with an outlet opening formed therein for a liquid that is to be dosed, said dosing channel having a first dosing portion defined by a conical side wall tapering continuously in the longitudinal direction to a dosing opening having a dosing diameter, the dosing diameter being in a range from 0.2 mm to 1.2 mm, and said dosing channel having a second dosing portion adjoining said first dosing portion in the longitudinal direction on a side closest to said outlet opening to form a first step and having a diameter being greater than the dosing diameter, said first step being an abrupt cross-section widening from the dosing diameter to the diameter of said second dosing portion;
a bottle neck collar defining and surrounding an interior of the dosing cap; and
a dosing pin carrying said dosing channel and extending into said interior, said interior forming a dosing space for the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,336,506

LID MADE OF FIBROUS MATERIAL

HUHTAMAKI OYJ, Espoo (FI...

1. A lid constructed from a fibrous material containing cellulose fibres and configured to at least partly cover an opening of a container, the lid comprising:a domed portion which is configured to at least partly cover the opening of the container, and
an attachment portion which at least partially externally surrounds the domed portion and is configured to attach the lid to a counter attachment portion of the container, wherein the counter attachment portion of the container is located around a perimeter edge of the opening of the container,
wherein the lid includes a first lid part consisting of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres and a second lid part consisting of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres, wherein the first lid part has a first set of material characteristics comprising a first density, a first surface roughness, a first flexural strength, and a first porosity, wherein the second lid part has a second set of material characteristics comprising a second density, a second surface roughness, a second flexural strength, and a second porosity, wherein at least one material characteristic of the first set of material characteristics differs from a corresponding at least one material characteristic of the second set of material characteristics,
wherein the first and the second densities are defined by the number of cellulose fibres per unit volume of the fibrous material containing cellulose fibres, wherein the first density is less than the second density, and wherein the first lid part comprises the attachment portion and the second lid part comprises the domed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,502

CONTAINER WITH DUAL POSITION LID PORTIONS AND SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

AJINOMOTO WINDSOR, INC., ...

1. A container comprising:a first sidewall;
a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall;
a third sidewall;
a fourth sidewall opposite the third sidewall;
a bottom wall connected to the first, second, third, and fourth sidewalls;
a first lid flap connected to the first sidewall via a first hinge;
a second lid flap connected to the second sidewall via a second hinge;
a third lid flap connected to the third sidewall via a third hinge; and
a fourth lid flap connected to the fourth sidewall via a fourth hinge,
wherein at least two of the first lid flap, the second lid flap, the third lid flap, and the fourth lid flap each include a flap body and a flap wing connected to the flap body via a fifth hinge, and
wherein, in a fully open configuration, at least two of the following are provided: the first lid flap is folded at the first hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the first sidewall, the second lid flap is folded at the second hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the second sidewall, the third lid flap is folded at the third hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the third sidewall, the fourth lid flap is folded at the fourth hinge such that the flap body thereof is adjacent to the fourth sidewall, and the flap wing of each of said at least two of the first lid flap, the second lid flap, the third lid flap, and the fourth lid flap is under the bottom wall, such that each of said at least two flap wings is against the bottom wall and maintained under the bottom wall in the fully open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,497

CORE TRAY

Prospectors IP Holdings P...

1. A core tray comprising:a body including four sides;
more than one flat-bottomed core sample channel formed in the body shaped to retain at least one core sample;
a top edge formed on an upper peripheral boundary of said body;
a base comprising a substantially flat surface formed on an underside of said body, said substantially flat surface enabling the core tray to be slid across a surface;
a bottom lip extending downwards from a portion of said top edge; and
a plurality of handles integral to said bottom lip and arranged on all four sides of the core tray body;
wherein said flat-bottomed core sample channels further comprise at least a first and a second guiding rib extending longitudinally along, spaced laterally across and upwardly protruding into said flat-bottomed core sample channels;
said first and second guiding ribs being spaced apart from one another; and
said first and second guiding ribs are of different sizes and arranged to inhibit movement, relative to the core tray, of an object supported upon said first and second guiding ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,336,486

MACHINE CORE OF A PACKING MACHINE

Hangzhou Youngsun Intelli...

1. A machine core of a packing machine, comprising a packing strap ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism, an ironing adhering sliding board mechanism, and a control mechanism, wherein the machine core is further provided with a strap feeding and returning and strap tightening device, the strap feeding and returning and strap tightening device comprises a drive roller, a first driven roller, and a second driven roller; according to an entry direction of a packing strap, the first driven roller is located down-stream from the second driven roller; the first driven roller and the second driven roller are respectively arranged eccentrically; the first driven roller and the drive roller are always in contact with one another and cooperate for feeding and returning the strap; the second driven roller is a movable roller, and is controlled by the control mechanism to move to a first matching state with the drive roller and to move out of the first matching state with the drive roller; the first matching state is the state in which the second driven roller and the drive roller are in contact with and cooperating with one another for tightening the strap;wherein the control mechanism comprises a machine core spindle and a spindle motor, the machine core spindle is provided with a plurality of cams for controlling the ironing adhering and strap cutting mechanism and the ironing adhering sliding board mechanism, and a strap tightening cam for controlling the second driven roller to move, and the spindle motor drives the machine core spindle to rotate by means of a decelerating mechanism;
wherein the strap tightening cam controls the second driven roller by means of a swing system having a reset spring and a regulating spring;
wherein the swing system comprises a first swing arm which is provided with a roller matching with the strap tightening cam; the first swing arm is connected with a pull rod by means of a lower cardan connector, the pull rod is sleeved with the regulating spring regulated by an upper nut of the pull rod, the pull rod acts on an upper cardan connector by means of the regulating spring, the upper cardan connector is connected with a second swing arm, the reset spring is connected to the second swing arm, a fixed-distance structure is provided between the lower cardan connector and the upper cardan connector, and an eccentric shaft of the second driven roller is driven by the second swing arm to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,481

DISPLAY PACK

MID-ATLANTIC PACKAGING SP...

18. A display section of a display pack, comprising:a bottom panel for forming at least a portion of a display section bottom;
at least one pair of inner side wall panels for forming at least portions of side walls of the display section, said at least one pair of inner side wall panels disposed on opposite sides of said display section;
a back panel forming at least a portion of a display section back wall, wherein said bottom panel, said at least one pair of side wall panels, and said back panel are formed as an integral unit from a first unitary sheet of material;
a front panel forming at least a portion of a display section front wall and defining at least an edge of a display opening; and
a pair of outer side wall panels for forming at least a portion of the display section side walls, each outer side wall panel of said pair of outer side wall panels being integrally attached to and extending from opposite side edges of the front panel to form outer side walls, each of the outer side wall panels being adhered to an outer face of a respective one inner side wall panel of said at least one pair of inner side wall panels, wherein said front panel and said pair of outer side wall panels are formed as an integral unit from a second unitary sheet of material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,471

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING AN AIRCRAFT

DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG, C...

1. A method for designing an aircraft, the method comprising:a. defining an initial catalog of requirements for at least one aircraft design, the catalog of requirements comprising requirements relating to one or more of a minimum payload, a minimum range, take off and landing requirements, a minimum cruising altitude, a minimum cruising speed and maximum values for one or more of a wing span, a fuselage length and a surface pressure per wheel of a landing gear for the at least one aircraft design;
b. carrying out an optimization of the at least one aircraft design based on the catalog of requirements in terms of anticipated operating costs;
c. simulating a predefined total flight network with the at least one aircraft design and determining a total flight network efficiency;
d. checking whether the determined total flight network efficiency constitutes an optimum; and
e. adapting the catalog of requirements and performing an iteration starting from step (b) upon a determination that the determined total flight network efficiency does not constitute the optimum.

US Pat. No. 10,336,470

POD LAUNCH AND LANDING SYSTEM FOR VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (VTOL)UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS)

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A method comprising:translating a rotatable UAV landing surface up above one or more data regions disposed on a surface proximate the rotatable UAV landing surface, wherein each of the one or more data regions has an electrically conductive surface, and wherein a UAV is resting on the rotatable UAV landing surface, the UAV comprising one or more electrically conductive data contact points;
rotating the rotatable UAV landing surface to align the one or more electrically conductive data contact points of the UAV with the at least one of the one or more data regions; and
translating the rotatable UAV landing surface to lower the UAV to make contact between the one or more electrically conductive data contact points of the UAV and the at least one of the one or more data regions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,460

ACOUSTIC PANEL FOR AIRCRAFT NACELLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACOUSTIC PANEL

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an acoustic panel for an aircraft nacelle, comprising,applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold;
fixing a first surface of a cellular layer configured to trap noise to the facesheet;
fixing a backplate to a second surface of the cellular layer which is the opposite surface to the first surface;
wherein the step of applying a facesheet to the surface of a mold includes applying a layer of preimpregnated woven material containing weft yarns spaced apart from one another and warp yarns spaced apart from one another, so as to form openings between the yarns, the weft yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm, and the warp yarns having a mutual spacing of between 0.3 mm and 1.5 mm,
making the facesheet, including:
weaving a layer so that the weft yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, and so that the warp yarns of the weave are spaced apart from one another, so as to form a layer of woven material; and
preimpregnating the woven material so as to form a layer of preimpregnated woven material;
wherein each fixing step comprises applying a polymerizable adhesive, and
wherein the step of fixing a backplate to the cellular layer is followed by polymerizing the facesheet and the polymerizable adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,336,425

VARIABLE RATE OF TURN FOR A TROLLING MOTOR

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A system comprising:a trolling motor assembly comprising a propulsion motor and a steering actuator, wherein the steering actuator is variable speed and configured to rotate directional alignment of the propulsion motor at a rate of turn in response to an electrical signal;
a navigation control device comprising a user input assembly, wherein the user input assembly is configured to detect user activity related to controlling navigation of the trolling motor assembly, wherein the user input assembly of the navigation control device includes a lever; and
a processor, the processor configured to:
determine a desired rate of turn for the directional alignment of the propulsion motor based on an angle of deflection of the lever corresponding to user activity detected by the user input assembly;
generate a steering input signal, the steering input signal being an electrical signal indicating the desired rate of turn; and
direct the steering actuator, via the steering input signal, to rotate the directional alignment of the propulsion motor at the desired rate of turn.

US Pat. No. 10,336,424

TROLLING MOTOR WITH A TRANSDUCER ARRAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A device comprising:a motor;
a propeller coupled to the motor;
a shaft configured to couple the motor to a watercraft, wherein the shaft is configured to rotate relative to the watercraft, wherein the shaft defines an internal passage; and
a housing that encapsulates the motor, wherein the housing comprises at least one transducer array, wherein the at least one transducer array comprises a phased array configured to transmit one or more sonar beams into an underwater environment, wherein the housing further comprises an orientation sensor configured to measure an orientation of the at least one transducer array relative to the watercraft; and
at least one electrical cable that leads from the transducer array through the internal passage of the shaft to enable electrical signals to be transmitted between the transducer array and a computing device, wherein the electrical cable is contained within the internal passage of the shaft so as to protect the electrical cable while still enabling rotation of the shaft and housing.

US Pat. No. 10,336,420

SINGLE-JOINT UNDERWATER ROBOT FISH

BOYA GONGDAO (BEIJING) RO...

1. A single-jointed underwater robot fish, comprising:a casing having an outer contour of a bionic fish shape, wherein one end is a front casing, wherein the other end is a bionic fishtail structure, and wherein the front casing and the bionic fishtail structure are connected by an upper casing and a lower casing;
a main board cabin, wherein a front end of the main board cabin is fitted to the inner side of the front casing, wherein a lens group for collecting images, an eccentric anti-shake mechanism for preventing side shake, a main PCB for controlling the motion trajectory and posture, are set in the main board cabin, and wherein the lens group is connected to the eccentric anti-shake mechanism;
a motion control cabin connected to the rear of the main board cabin, wherein a triaxial linkage device for achieving balance adjustment of the pitch posture and left-right postures and a transmission device are set in the motion control cabin, wherein an output of the transmission device is connected to the bionic fishtail structure, and wherein an input of the transmission device is connected with the output of the triaxial linkage device; and
a battery cabin located below the motion control cabin, wherein a lower end of the battery cabin is fixed to the inside of the lower casing, wherein the battery cabin provides a power supply for the main board cabin and the motion control cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,336,414

OPEN/NON-CLOSED, BUOYANT HULL COLLAR ASSEMBLIES

ARMOR INDUSTRIES, LLC, D...

1. An open/non-closed hull collar assembly, comprising:a hull collar structure that includes:
a gunwale;
an outboard boundary that extends in an outward lateral direction from a lower hull portion and that extends in a longitudinal direction from the lower hull portion such that at least a portion of the hull collar structure is at least partially included in a freeboard portion of a boat hull; and
an inboard boundary that extends from the gunwale a portion of a distance to a deck such that the hull collar structure is at least partially open or non-closed to an inner hull volume; and
a foam module that is comprised of a non-expansive, closed cell foam, the foam module being shaped for disposition within the hull collar structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,403

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUEL SAVINGS AND SAFE OPERATION OF MARINE STRUCTURE

CYTRONIQ CO., LTD., (KR)...

1. A method for monitoring or controlling an operation of a marine structure, the method comprising:(1) measuring, by one or more inertial measurement units, 6-dof motion data of a marine structure indicative of an internal or external force applied to the marine structure in an actual voyage of the marine structure, and storing, by a computer, measured 6-dof motion data obtained from said one or more inertial measurement units in a database, wherein said one or more inertial measurement units includes at least one of a gyroscope or a fiber bragg grating;
(2) accumulating, by the computer, data about a response of the marine structure according to the internal or external force, generating by the computer, a look-up table based on the accumulated data, and storing, by the computer, the look-up table in the database;
(3) generating, by the computer, a response of the marine structure to the internal or external force applied to the marine structure based on a comparison of the measured data of the internal or external force applied to the marine structure obtained in the step (1) with the accumulated data about the internal or external force applied to the marine structure obtained in the step (2); and
(4) controlling, by the computer, a posture or reaction of the marine structure in real time according to the response of the marine structure to the internal or external force applied to the marine structure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,398

REAR SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A BICYCLE

CMH Plus Holdings Ltd., ...

1. A bicycle suspension system for attaching a rear wheel with a rear wheel axle defining a rear wheel axis of rotation, to a front triangle, being a component of a bicycle, equipped with the suspension system, having a bottom bracket defining a bottom bracket axis of rotation, the bicycle having a right side being on the right hand side when the bicycle is viewed from the rear, the bicycle suspension system comprising:a rear triangle to which the rear wheel axle is mounted;
a first link:
pivotally connected to a front triangle at a first link front triangle pivot defining a first link front triangle pivot axis; and
pivotally connected to the rear triangle at a first link rear triangle pivot defining a first link rear triangle pivot axis;
a second link:
pivotally connected to the front triangle at a second link front triangle pivot defining a second link front triangle pivot axis; and
pivotally connected to the rear triangle at a second link rear triangle pivot defining a second link rear triangle pivot axis; and
a shock absorber device directly or indirectly interconnected between two of the front triangle, rear triangle, first link and second link, for resiliently impeding relative movement of the suspension system from an unloaded at-rest position;wherein:the suspension system has a travel being a range of movement of the rear wheel axle from the unloaded at-rest position to a full compression position;
the rear triangle defines an instant centre; and
with a bicycle equipped with the suspension system, resting on a horizontal surface, with the suspension system at 20% to 35% of travel from the unloaded at-rest position:
the first link front triangle pivot axis and the second link front triangle pivot axis are no higher than a horizontal line passing through the instant centre; and
a front triangle pivot line passing through the first link front triangle pivot axis and the second link front triangle pivot axis is substantially horizontal.

US Pat. No. 10,336,396

BICYCLE HANDLE

ERGON INTERNATIONAL GMBH,...

1. A bicycle handle comprising:an inner sleeve,
a handle element surrounding the inner sleeve, and
a clamping element which surrounds the inner sleeve in a clamping region,
wherein the clamping element is at least partly surrounded by a protective sleeve that is connected to the inner sleeve, and
wherein, between the inner sleeve and the protective sleeve, a slit is formed that is open to the outer side of the bicycle handle and serves to receive the clamping element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,395

FOLDABLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

SHENZHEN CITY BOWMI INTEL...

1. A foldable electric vehicle, comprising a main beam (1), a cross beam (3), a bracket (4), a forward/backward movable saddle (5), and a pin (7) disposed at a junction between a lower end of the bracket (4) and the main beam (1) and connecting the bracket (4) to the main beam (1), a supporting post (8) disposed at the lower end of the bracket (4), the bracket (4) and the supporting post (8) rotating about the pin (7), an angle formed between the supporting post (8) and the bracket (4) that is less than 180°, and a towing wheel (9) disposed at a lower end of the supporting post (8) and connected to the supporting post (8).

US Pat. No. 10,336,381

TOE CONTROL FOR ADJUSTABLE AXLE

GVM, Inc., Biglerville, ...

1. A method of regulating the operation of a vehicle axle system, the vehicle axle system including at least one adjustable axle having at least one axle cylinder and a steering assembly including at least one steering cylinder connected thereto, an axle management system including a microcontroller having a microprocessor, a memory, and a sensor, the method comprising:receiving, by the axle management system, at least one desired axle position, based on a crop row spacing;
receiving, by the axle management system, at least one measured axle position, from at least one sensor;
determining, by the axle management system, if the measured axle position is within a predetermined tolerance threshold of the desired axle position;
regulating, by the axle management system, the position of the at least one adjustable axle, based on the at least one desired axle position;
wherein regulating the position of the at least one adjustable axle causes adjustment of the position of the at least one adjustable axle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,362

ABSORPTION STRAP ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. An energy absorption strap assembly comprising:an energy absorption strap operatively coupled to an upper jacket of a steering column assembly and positioned along an inner surface of a lower jacket of the steering column assembly, the energy absorption strap having a base extending along a longitudinal direction of the energy absorption strap;
a rocker plate having a pivot region seated on the base of the energy absorption strap, the rocker plate extending in a longitudinal direction of the steering column assembly and having a first row of rocker teeth disposed on a first side of the rocker plate and a second row of rocker teeth disposed on a second side of the rocker plate; and
a clamp assembly for fixing a telescoping position of the steering column assembly, the clamp assembly having a clamp jaw including a first row of clamp jaw teeth and a second row of clamp jaw teeth, wherein movement of the clamp jaw provides a meshed engagement of the first row of rocker teeth with the first row of clamp jaw teeth or meshed engagement of the second row of rocker teeth with the second row of clamp jaw teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,336,356

WHEELED SHIPPING CART WITH STACKABLE TRAYS

Globe Composite Solutions...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cart frame;
a plurality of stackable trays supported by said cart frame, each stackable tray comprising:
a tray frame comprising opposed end members, a plurality of longitudinal perimeter members disposed between the opposed end members, and a plurality of upright members nesting with upright members of an adjacent tray; and
a support structure disposed between the opposed end members, the support structure comprising an arcuate upper support surface corresponding to a curved bottom surface of an article to be supported by the support structure, the support structure further comprising a plurality of longitudinal support members each forming an upper surface, the longitudinal support members disposed between the opposed end members in an arced arrangement such that the upper surfaces of the longitudinal support members are in contact with and support an underside of the arcuate upper support surface that supports the curved bottom surface of the article, wherein at least one of the longitudinal support members is positioned above other longitudinal support members to define the arced arrangement; and
a plurality of pins each received through the upright members of the plurality of stackable trays to retain the stackable trays in a stacked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,350

AXLE OF WHEEL SETS AND RESPECTIVE METHOD FOR THE ULTRASOUND INSPECTION

LUCCHINI RS S.P.A., Love...

1. An axle (100) of railway wheel set extending along a longitudinal axis (X) between two ends (101, 102), the ends (101, 102) each having a journal (107), configured to support a railway wheel and a respective bearing (105) so as to form a wheel set, wherein each end (101, 102) comprises a blind main hole (103), coaxial with the axle (100) and dimensioned to accommodate an ultrasonic probe (200), wherein each blind main hole (103) has a depth within a longitudinal extent of the journal (107) and is dimensioned to receive the ultrasonic probe (200) for inspection of the axle (100) ahead of the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,336,324

CALCULATION OF THE TIME TO COLLISION FOR A VEHICLE

Conti Temic Microelectron...

1. A method for an egovehicle for determining a first collision time with a preceding vehicle comprising:establishing a distance from the preceding vehicle;
establishing a relative speed of the preceding vehicle with respect to the egovehicle;
establishing a deceleration of the preceding vehicle;
assuming a duration of the deceleration of the preceding vehicle such that the assumed duration of the deceleration is less than a period of time for which the deceleration of the preceding vehicle would need to continue in order to cause the preceding vehicle to come to a halt;
determining the first collision time with the preceding vehicle from the relative speed, the distance, the deceleration and the assumed duration of the deceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,319

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PARKING A SELF-BALANCING VEHICLE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for parking a self-balancing vehicle, comprising:determining whether there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when the self-balancing vehicle needs to be parked; and
when there is a target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle, controlling the self-balancing vehicle to park at the target parking spot,
wherein determining whether there is the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle comprises:
controlling a body motor of the self-balancing vehicle to drive the self-balancing vehicle to move within a preset area at a preset speed;
controlling the self-balancing vehicle in a preset speed increase manner such that the speed of the self-balancing vehicle is increased to a preset speed threshold if the self-balancing vehicle detects an obstacle during movement within the preset area;
determining whether the self-balancing vehicle is able to go over the obstacle when it moves at the preset speed threshold; and
determining the obstacle as the target parking spot for parking the self-balancing vehicle when it is determined that the self-balancing vehicle is not able to go over the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,286

FILTRATION DEVICES FOR USE IN AUTOMOTIVE AIRBAG APPLICATIONS AND RELATED METHODS

Trafalgar Associates, LLC...

1. A filtration device for use in automotive airbags, the filtration device comprising:a foam cored body comprising a reticulated foam comprising granular blends of different granular sizes, the reticulated foam having a structural integrity to withstand a supersonic shockwave generated by activation of a pyrotechnic charge in an air bag inflation mechanism; and
the body comprising interconnected struts that define pores through which air that is generated upon activating the pyrotechnic charge in the air bag inflation mechanism passes; and
the interconnected struts of an interior portion of the body being smoother than the interconnected struts of an exterior portion of the body to increase gas flow closer to a point of activation of the pyrotechnic, and the interconnected struts of the exterior portion of the body being rougher than the interconnected struts of the interior portion of the body to increase particle capture at or before the gas exits the filtration device.

US Pat. No. 10,336,272

CLIP-ON SPACER, FRONT END MODULE AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A clip-on spacer, comprising:a retainer including a receiver and a resilient clip feature; and
a spacer element including a tang and a bolt guide, said tang being engaged in said receiver, wherein said bolt guide extends through said tang, and wherein said receiver is a cylindrical opening having an inner diameter D1 and said tang has an outer diameter D2 where Di

US Pat. No. 10,336,259

STEP RAIL FOR VEHICLE WITH APPLIQUE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. An accessory component for a vehicle, comprising:an elongated frame element having an elongated first feature formed there along, the elongated frame element adapted to be fixedly secured to a portion of the vehicle;
a resilient metallic applique having a contour generally in accordance with at least a portion of the elongated frame element;
the applique having a second feature adjacent a first end for engaging with the elongated first feature, and a second end of the applique being shaped to engage with a different portion of the elongated frame element such that the applique is secured to the elongated frame element without adhesives or mechanical fasteners;
the applique having at least one hole;
the elongated frame element further comprises at least one channel formed in an upper surface thereof; and
a pad including at least one depending tab, the hole in the applique enabling the depending tab to pass therethrouqh, and the depending tab configured to engage with the at least one channel in the upper surface of the elongated frame element while sandwiching at least a portion of the applique between the pad and the elongated frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,253

VEHICLE SIDE OBSTACLE DETECTING AND WARNING METHOD AND DETECTING AND WARNING SYSTEM OF VEHICLE SIDE OBSTACLE

Winwise Tech Co., Ltd., ...

1. A vehicle side obstacle detecting and warning method, which is applied on a vehicle, comprising:providing a measuring step for measuring a dataset of the vehicle, wherein a maximum inner wheel difference area between a front wheel and a rear wheel of the vehicle is obtained according to the dataset, and the maximum inner wheel difference area has an outer boundary;
providing a detector installing step for positioning a plurality of detectors between the front wheel and the rear wheel according to the maximum inner wheel difference area;
providing a detected area adjusting step for adjusting a detecting distance or a positioning angle of at least one of the detectors to form a detected area, wherein the detected area has a detected boundary, and the detected boundary is farther from the vehicle than the outer boundary is; and
providing a detecting and warning step for sending a warning message by a warning module disposed at the vehicle when an obstacle is detected by any one of the detectors within the detected area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,247

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC APPLICATION/DEAPPLICATION OF BRAKE LIGHTS

Deceleration Technologies...

1. A brake light control system comprising:a control module configured to electrically connect to a vehicle communications port, the control module being physically supported by the vehicle communications port, when electrically connected, the control module including:
a microprocessor configured to receive a plurality of series of vehicle speed signals transmitted to the vehicle communications port, wherein the microprocessor is further configured to select one of the received plurality of series of vehicle speed signals, the selected one being used by the deceleration calculator for calculating the deceleration;
a deceleration calculator configured to calculate deceleration based on the selected one of the received plurality of series of vehicle speed signals; and
a threshold comparator configured to compare the calculated deceleration with a predetermined threshold,
wherein the microprocessor is further configured to generate a brake light activation signal based on the comparison of the calculated deceleration and the predetermined threshold,
wherein the generated brake light activation signal is configured to cause an illumination of a standard brake light of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,242

VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH PRESENTATION OF DRIVING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device of a vehicle comprising:at least one lighting means for a road scene in front of the vehicle, arranged to form a first light beam defined by a first lighting, and
a device for generating a second light beam defined by a second lighting configured to superimpose the second beam on the first light beam, in which a sum of the first lighting and of the second lighting is greater than the first lighting and in which the second light beam forms driving assistance information,
wherein the second lighting of the second light beam is greater than the first lighting of the first light beam, and
wherein a contrast between the first and the second light beams lies between zero exclusive and five, the contrast being calculated according to the following equation:
(LMAX?LMIN)/LMIN,LMAX being a luminance resulting from a sum of the first light beam and the second light beam, andLMIN being a luminance of the first light beam.

US Pat. No. 10,336,216

VEHICLE ACCESS SEATING

Autoadapt AB, Stenkullen...

1. A vehicle seating system comprising:a mounting assembly configured to be affixed to a motor vehicle internal seat position adjacent to a motor vehicle door, the mounting assembly comprising:
an adapter plate having a longitudinal axis A and defining a crush zone therein, the crush zone formed by removing material from the adapter plate proximate to a mount; and
a pair of first side edge guides, wherein each first side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the adapter plate;
wherein the axis A is static when the mounting assembly is mounted to a to motor vehicle internal seat position;
a first slide assembly coupled to the mounting assembly, wherein the first slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the adapter plate and parallel to the axis A, the slide assembly comprising:
an under-plate comprising a pair of first side edges, wherein each first side edge slidably engages one of the first side edge guides;
a rack mounted to the under-plate; and
a first slide assembly drive motor mounted to the under-plate and engaging the adapter plate to selectively move the first slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis A;
a swivel assembly mounted to the first slide assembly, wherein the swivel assembly is configured to swivel relative to the first slide assembly, the swivel assembly comprising:
an over-plate;
a pair of second side edge guides, wherein each second side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the over-plate;
a swivel post mounted to the over-plate and rotatably engaging the first slide assembly; and
a swivel motor mounted to the over-plate, wherein the swivel motor comprises a pinion engaging the rack to selectively rotate the swivel assembly relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly coupled to the swivel assembly, wherein the second slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the over-plate, the second slide assembly comprising:
a user seat unit comprising:
a seat pan having a longitudinal axis S;
a user seat cushion mounted to the seat pan; and
the seat pan comprising a pair of second side edges, wherein each second side edge slidably engages one of the second side edge guides;
wherein the axis S pivots when the swivel assembly rotates relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly drive motor mounted to the over-plate and engaging the seat pan to selectively move the second slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis S.

US Pat. No. 10,336,214

CHARGE TRANSFER SYSTEM

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A charge transfer system, comprising:a plug-in power supply electrically connected between at least one of a first plurality of switch legs of a first inverter and at least one of a second plurality of switch legs of a second inverter, the plug-in power supply including a charge port; and
a controller operatively coupled to the first inverter and the second inverter, wherein the controller selectively modulates at least one of the first plurality of switch legs of the first inverter or at least one of the second plurality of switch legs of the second inverter such that electric current flows from an on-board vehicle power supply through at least one of a first plurality of stator windings of a first motor or at least one of a second plurality of stator windings of a second motor to the plug-in power supply for output at the charge port, and wherein the controller further selectively modulates the plurality of switch legs of the first inverter that are not directly connected to the plug-in power supply and the plurality of switch legs of the second inverter that are not directly connected to the plug-in power supply to reduce common mode noise between the plug-in supply and the on-board vehicle power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,336,162

HVAC SYSTEM WITH ODOR ABSORBENT REGENERATION

Ford Global Technologies ...

10. A method of regenerating an odor absorbent in an HVAC system of a motor vehicle, comprising:monitoring, by temperature monitoring device, a coolant temperature of said motor vehicle; and
heating and regenerating, by a controller, said odor absorbent using heat from a heater core of said HVAC system when said coolant temperature exceeds a predetermined coolant temperature required for odor absorbent regeneration.

US Pat. No. 10,336,154

STABILIZER LINK FOR AUTOMOBILE SUSPENSIONS

ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENTS ...

1. Stabilizer link for automobile suspensions, characterized in that it comprises:a tubular body (1) having ends, having at one of its ends a pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?) configuring a leak-tight closure of a first inner cavity (9) of the tubular body (1) located between both flattened areas (2, 2?);
a first covering (4) made of polymeric material coupled, during a forming process thereof, on one of the ends of the tubular body (1) such that it surrounds the pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?) and wherein said covering (4) comprises a first articulation (6).

US Pat. No. 10,336,136

WHEEL CARRIER ASSEMBLY WITH DISK BRAKE

SAME DEUTZ-FAHR ITALIA S....

1. Wheel carrier assembly of a vehicle for agricultural use, wherein the vehicle has a drive comprising a transmission and a steering axle connectable to the drive, wherein the wheel carrier assembly is connectable to the axle to support and control in movement a wheel assembly attached thereto on a wheel flange, wherein the wheel carrier assembly comprises:a constant-velocity joint connected, upstream, to the transmission, and comprising, downstream, a rotation shaft for rotation of the wheel assembly;
a disc brake device to brake the wheel assembly; a gear reducer, connected to the wheel assembly and to the rotation shaft, to vary rotation speed of the rotation shaft;
wherein the disc brake device comprises at least one brake disc and at least one brake caliper wherein the brake disc is operatively connected to the rotation shaft, upstream of the gear reducer, wherein braking action is applied directly to said shaft;
wherein the rotation shaft and the brake disc are constrained in rotation to each other by a lock;
wherein the lock comprises a shaft toothing and a brake toothing respectively made on the rotation shaft and on the brake disc respectively complementary to each other, for threading of the brake disc onto the rotation shaft in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,135

WHEEL ADAPTER FOR A CARGO CONTAINER

SELECTRAILERS LLC, Engle...

1. A wheel adapter for lifting a cargo container and providing rolling mobility to the cargo container, the wheel adapter comprising:an adapter body;
a container connector, wherein a front end of the container connector extends outward and frontward from the adapter body, wherein the container connector further comprises a container coupling bolt configured for connection to an ISO connector of a cargo container, and a rear end of the container connector is pivotably connected to the adapter body;
a container elevation bolt threadably engaging the adapter body and comprising a bolt head for the application of a torque on the bolt head to rotate the container elevation bolt, wherein the container elevation bolt abuts against the container connector causing the container connector to pivot relative to the adapter body;
a wheel support, carried by the adapter body; and
at least one wheel, coupled to the wheel support and rotatable relative to the adapter body; wherein
the container connector is pivotable relative to the adapter body about a pivot axis located longitudinally between the container elevation bolt and the wheel support; and further wherein
the wheel adapter is configured to selectively and reversibly adopt the following positions by applying a torque on the bolt head:
a first position, in which the container elevation bolt is threaded away from the container connector, and the wheel support is at a first vertical position relative to the container connector, and
a second position, in which the container elevation bolt is threaded towards the container connector and pushes the container connector downward, and the wheel support is at a second vertical position relative to the container connector which is lower than the first vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,054

ALIGNMENT METHOD FOR 3D PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. An alignment method for 3D printer, adopted by a 3D printer comprising a 3D nozzle and a 2D pen-module, the alignment method comprising:a) controlling the 3D nozzle to jet material for printing an alignment template on a printing platform, wherein the alignment template comprises multiple alignment blocks formed by the material which are respectively and separately printed along at least one axis, and each of the alignment blocks respectively deviates from a center-line of each printed location according to an accumulated offset, and distances between each two neighbor center-lines are the same;
b) controlling the 2D pen-module to jet ink for printing an ink matrix on the alignment template, wherein the ink matrix comprises multiple ink blocks formed by the ink which are respectively and separately printed along same axis, and each of the ink blocks is exactly corresponding to the center-line of each printed location, and size and shape of each of the ink blocks are equal to size and shape of the alignment blocks;
c) determining a deviation between the 3D nozzle and the 2D pen-module according to covering status of each ink block and each corresponding alignment block at each printed location; and
d) performing a compensating alignment action to the 3D nozzle or the 2D pen-module according to the determined deviation so as to keep the 3D nozzle and the 2D pen-module to locate at a same printing datum.

US Pat. No. 10,335,835

METHOD FOR CLEANING A FASTENING SURFACE FOR A BALANCING ELEMENT ON A VEHICLE WHEEL

Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darm...

1. Method for cleaning a fastening surface for a balancing element on an inner face of a rim of a vehicle wheel, in which method the vehicle wheel is positioned in a holding apparatus such that a cleaning apparatus can be moved, via a handling apparatus, to the fastening surface on the inner face of the rim of the positioned vehicle wheel,wherein the cleaning apparatus is arranged at a free end of the handling apparatus and comprises a brush that is rotatably connected to a drive shaft of a motor,
wherein the brush is moved by the handling apparatus to a wetting device filled with a cleaning agent,
wherein an upper face of the brush is moved into a wetting plate of the wetting device such that at least one region of the brush is brought into contact with the cleaning agent,
wherein the brush is then rotated by 180° so that the cleaning agent is distributed in the brush,
wherein the brush wetted with cleaning agent is moved by the handling apparatus into the wheel rim, the brush being moved from below into the interior of the wheel rim and to at least one fastening surface,
wherein the brush is set in rotation around its axis by the motor, and
wherein the brush cleans the at least one fastening surface on the inner face of the wheel rim rotatably.

US Pat. No. 10,335,815

APPLICATOR HEAD FOR A DISPENSER, DISPENSER COMPRISING AN APPLICATOR HEAD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN APPLICATOR HEAD

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. An applicator head for a dispenser with a pump device comprising:a pump chamber;
an inlet valve arranged between a suction opening and the pump chamber;
an outlet valve arranged between the pump chamber and an applicator opening; and
an actuating handle by which an inner volume of the pump chamber can be changed;
wherein at least two of the three components from the group comprising the outlet valve, the inlet valve and the actuating handle each have at least one elastic portion which is made of an elastically deformable material;
wherein the at least one elastic portion of the at least two components are an integral part of a continuous elastic structural portion which is made of a uniform elastic material and which has a connection area between the at least two components;
wherein the connection area, in an assembled state of the applicator head, is in an elastically deformed state;
wherein the at least two components each have a holding portion made from the elastic material, wherein the holding portions are arranged in a fixed position with respect to one another in the assembled state of the applicator head; and
wherein the elastic structural portion is deformed in the connection area by about 90° or a multiple thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,335,810

TWO COMPONENT MIXING MODULE

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A mixing module comprising:a first inlet;
a second inlet;
a first plug member downstream of the first inlet and comprising a first seat portion having a first spherical portion;
a second plug member downstream of the second inlet and comprising a second seat portion having a second spherical portion; and
a valve mixer downstream of the first and second plug members, the valve mixer comprising:
an integrator comprising:
a first chamber with a first proximal end and a first distal end; and
a second chamber with a second proximal end and a second distal end; and
a valve member that is movable between a first position and a second position, and that further comprises a substantially spherical portion;
wherein the valve member and the integrator are connected such that the integrator is movable with the valve member between the first position and the second position;
wherein the first and second spherical portions are complementary to and configured to interact with the substantially spherical portion of the valve member;
wherein the first inlet is fluidly connected to the first proximal end of the first chamber and the second inlet is fluidly connected to the second proximal end of the second chamber when the valve member is in the first position; and
wherein the second inlet is fluidly disconnected from the first and second chambers and the first proximal end of the first chamber is fluidly connected to the second proximal end of the second chamber when the valve member is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,771

AQUEOUS DISPERSION AND COATING MATERIAL USING THE SAME, AND PHOTOCATALYTIC FILM AND PRODUCT

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method for manufacturing a photocatalytic film, comprising:preparing an aqueous dispersion including a visible-light responsive photocatalytic composite microparticles containing tungsten oxide microparticles and zirconium oxide microparticles, and an aqueous dispersion medium in which the photocatalytic composite microparticles are dispersed; and
applying the aqueous dispersion on a base material to form a photocatalytic film having a film thickness in a range of 2 to 1000 nm,
wherein the photocatalytic composite microparticles are dispersed in the aqueous dispersion medium in a range of 0.001 to 50 mass %;
wherein a D50 particle size in a particle size distribution of the photocatalytic composite microparticles is in a range of 20 nm to 10 ?m;
wherein the zirconium oxide microparticles have rod-shaped primary particles, and a ratio of an average major axis of the rod-shaped primary particles to an average primary particle size of the tungsten oxide microparticles is in a range of 0.05 to 20; and
wherein a pH of the aqueous dispersion is in a range of 1 to 9.

US Pat. No. 10,335,725

TOOL-LESS FILTRATION ASSEMBLY

AMERICAIR CORPORATION, M...

1. A tool-less air filtration system comprising:a main housing having
(a) an air pulling section with a first set of walls,
the first set of walls have a first exterior surface and a first interior surface, the first interior surface defines a fan cavity, and both the first exterior surface and the first interior surface define an air outlet aperture at the main housing's distal end and a section aperture and
(b) an air filter section having a second set of walls,
the second set of walls have a second exterior surface and a second interior surface,
the second set of walls (a) extend from the exterior surface of the first set of walls that define the section aperture and (b) define an interconnection surface at the main housing's proximal end;
the interconnection surface has a first tongue section, a first latch section, and a second latch section;
the interconnection surface and the first interior surface at and near the main housing's proximal end has polygonic shape having 10 to 30 sides;
the second interior surface defines a first portion of a filter cavity;
a bulkhead positioned on the exterior surface of the first set of walls that define the section aperture; a first gasket is positioned between the bulkhead and the first set of walls that define the section aperture, the bulkhead has a filtered air aperture,
a filter connection wall protrudes from the bulkhead into the filter cavity, encircles the section aperture, and has threads on the filter connection wall's exterior surface;
the threaded protrusion is capable to receive a threaded, distal end of a HEPA air filter;
a filter access panel having
a third set of walls that define an air inlet aperture at the proximal end of the tool-less air filtration system, a second portion of the filter cavity, and a friction connection surface;
the friction connection surface has a contact wall, a friction wall protruding from the contact wall toward the first portion of a filter cavity, and a gasket positioned at or near the juncture between the contact wall and the friction wall;
the contact wall releasably contacts the interconnection surface and the friction wall releasably friction fits to the first interior surface at and near the main housing's proximal end;
a first saddle and a second saddle, each saddle has a backstop section and a compression section, the backstop section is positioned to contact the HEPA air filter's proximal end when the HEPA air filter is properly positioned in the filter cavity and the compression section is positioned to apply a compression contact to the HEPA air filter when the HEPA air filter is properly positioned in the filter cavity in order to inhibit the HEPA air filter from becoming displaced during operation or movement;
a first tool-less extendable latch securely attached to the exterior surface of the first latch section, a first hook securely attached to the third set of walls' exterior surface, a second tool-less extendable latch securely attached to the exterior surface of the second latch section, a second hook securely attached to the third set of walls' exterior surface wherein the first extendable latch can releasably attach to the first hook and the second extendable latch can releasably attach to the second hook when the main housing and the filter access panel are to be connected to form the tool-less air filtration system that forces air entering the air inlet aperture to proceed through the HEPA filter prior to being exiting the air outlet aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,335,724

FILTER AND BARRIER

ERTEC ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTE...

1. A barrier material which comprises(i) an elongate load-bearing apertured sheet material and
(ii) an elongate apertured sheet filter material which is attached to the load-bearing apertured sheet material,the load-bearing apertured sheet material comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and (iii) at an angle to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a first aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, andthe filter material(1) comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other, and (iii) at an angle of 50-80° to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a second aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, the second aperture size being less than 500? (0.500 mm) and the first aperture size being at least 4 times the second aperture size,(2) having a percentage open area (measured by COE 02215-86) of at least 25%, and(3) having a length which can be changed elastically by at least 0.03%.

US Pat. No. 10,335,713

EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Precision Extraction Corp...

1. A closed-loop extraction apparatus for extracting constituent components from a plant material by exposing them to a solvent, the closed-loop extractor apparatus comprising:a solvent tank for receiving and collecting the solvent;
a material tank for receiving the plant material and for receiving a liquid solvent from the solvent tank and exposing the plant material to the solvent for extracting constituent components from the plant material;
a collection tank for receiving the solvent from the material tank including the extracted constituent components; and
a cooled, inline lipid coagulation apparatus coupled between the material tank and the collection tank.

US Pat. No. 10,335,707

MODULAR DEMOUNTABLE SAFETY PANELS, COMPATIBLE WITH APPLICATION ON CONCRETE BASES OR METAL BARRIERS AT MOTOR RACING CIRCUITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE ASSEMBLY PROCESS

LEADERTECH, UNIPESSOAL, L...

1. A demountable modular safety panel for installation on concrete bases at motor racing circuits, the demountable modular safety panel comprising:a tubular metal shaft (11), vertically aligned with ends of a fencing panel (3), the fencing panel (3) fastened to the tubular metal shaft (11) by a plurality of rectangular retaining brackets (9) and a plurality of metal connectors (12);
a top section (3-a) framed by a square tubular profile (3-b), the top section (3-a) having an insertion portion (10) configured to mount the top section (3-a) to the fencing panel (3) at a 45° angle relative to the fencing panel (3); and
wherein the demountable modular safety panel comprises two “I” section metal supports (15) configured to engage two “U” section channel guides (14) at either end of each concrete base (13) such that each “I” section metal support does not protrude from either end of the concrete base the tubular metal shaft is also received inside the “U” section channel guides along with the “I” shaped section, and an “L” section metal bracket (17) configured to affix the fencing panel (3) of the top section (3-a) to the concrete base (13).

US Pat. No. 10,335,703

RING COMBINATION TOY

LI HSEN PLASTICS CO., LTD...

1. A ring combination toy, comprising:a plurality of assembling bodies, each being a ring structure and having a plurality of first connecting portions; and
a plurality of assembling pieces, each having two connecting structures and a bent portion, and the connecting structures being coupled to one another through the bent portion to form the assembling pieces, and each of the connecting structures having a second connecting portion corresponding to the respective first connecting portion;
wherein when the second connecting portions of any one of the assembling pieces are engaged with the first connecting portions of any two of the assembling bodies respectively, the assembling bodies and the assembling pieces are spliced together and provided for a user to combine,
wherein the first connecting portions are disposed with an interval apart from each other, and a limit portion is formed and protruded from the interval between the first connecting portions,
wherein the ring combination toy further comprises a spherical stack piece disposed at a circular hollow position for stacking the assembling bodies with each other at a hollow ring position between any two of the assembling bodies when playing the toy.

US Pat. No. 10,335,701

MODEL RAILCAR FOR CLEANING MODEL TRAIN TRACK

KOREA BASS CO., LTD., Se...

1. A model railcar for cleaning a model train track, which is a model railcar for cleaning a model train track while being driven along the model train track by a motor which is driven by electricity supplied through rails of the model train track and train wheels, the model railcar comprising:a fan arranged toward the model train track;
a dust collecting chamber configured to accommodate foreign substances suctioned by the fan; and
a cleaning block having a cleaning pad attached to a surface of the model train track, which faces the rails, wherein a cleaning member is removably attached to the cleaning pad and surrounds an upper surface and lower surface of the cleaning pad, wherein a first cleaning member is removably attached to the cleaning pad to polish the rails and a second cleaning member is removably attached to wash the rails,
wherein:
the fan is driven by another motor and suctions the foreign substances on the model train track;
the suctioned foreign substances are moved to the dust collecting chamber through a path connected to the dust collecting chamber;
the cleaning block including a solution container positioned on an upper portion thereof and a cleaning pad attachment part positioned on a lower portion thereof, and is detachable from a lower portion of the model railcar;
a through hole is formed between the solution container and the cleaning pad attachment part so that a solution in the solution container is transferred to the cleaning pad;
the cleaning pad is detachable from the cleaning block and formed of an elastic material; and
a lower end surface of the cleaning pad is positioned lower than upper surfaces of the rails of the model train track, is elastically pressed, and comes into contact with the rails.

US Pat. No. 10,335,700

TUBE RACER TRACK SYSTEM

DONGGUAN SILVERLIT TOYS C...

20. A closed loop toy track and a motorized toy vehicle for moving within the closed loop toy track, comprising:a plurality of elongated tube sections which are connectable to form an endless closed loop track, each of the tube sections having a first end part and a second end part which are configured to axially connect with a complimentary one of the first or second end parts of adjacent tube sections by means of respective interlocking structures provided on the first and second end parts of each tube section such that the tube sections are rotatable relative each other about a longitudinal axis running through each tube section and the relative rotation permits the track to form a three dimensional layout, wherein each of the tube sections is open adjacent the first and second end parts and throughout the tube sections to form an unobstructed straight axial pathway, the tube sections are each formed by two separate and distinct half tubes with elongated edges configured such that the half tubes are releasably connected along the elongated edges;
wherein at least one of the plurality of elongated tube sections is further configured to include an integral branch tube section attached to the elongated tube section between the first and second end parts and having a third end part adjacent the second end part to form a Y-shaped tube section with a first pathway and a second pathway, the first pathway being the unobstructed straight axial pathway and the second pathway being a non-straight pathway formed by the branch tube section, the branch tube section includes a first curved portion forming a juncture with the first pathway and a second straight portion parallel to the first pathway, wherein the juncture is configured to permit a smooth diversion of the motorized vehicle between the first pathway and the second pathway as the motorized toy vehicle moves along the endless closed loop track and wherein the Y-shaped tube section is configured to form multiple closed loop paths within the endless closed loop track; and
wherein the motorized toy vehicle is shaped to be longer in length than in height or width and is configured to be propelled without obstruction through the endless closed loop track formed by the plurality of tube sections with a front of the motorized vehicle leading a rear of the motorized vehicle by both a motor in the motorized vehicle and a frictional engaging interaction between the motorized vehicle and an inner wall of the plurality of tube sections due to a biasing action of a spring in the motorized vehicle that urges the motorized toy vehicle against the inner wall.

US Pat. No. 10,335,677

AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM WITH AGENT DEVICE FOR VIEWING PERSISTENT CONTENT AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Matthew Daniel Fuchs, Lo...

1. A method of operation for an augmented reality system comprising:configuring an agent device to detect a current location using a position sensor and a current orientation using an orientation sensor, the current location is a current real-world location;
detecting an entry point between a first frame of reference and a second frame of reference, the entry point within a detection threshold of the current location;
accessing the second frame of reference from the first frame of reference by entering the entry point;
detecting a system object in the second frame of reference;
retrieving a content associated with the system object;
calculating a persistence of the system object based on a current time less than a persistence extent;
calculating a visibility of the system object for the agent device having a role matching a visibility access right; and
presenting real world imagery with an overlay of content associated with the system object to a viewing unit of the agent device based on the persistence and the visibility.

US Pat. No. 10,335,667

REMOVABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A SKATEBOARD

DRYSURF, S.L., Gipuzkoa ...

1. A removable assembly for converting a skateboard formed by a board, a front wheel unit and a rear wheel unit, into a surfskate, the removable assembly comprising:a base piece (1) configured for the fixing thereof to the board (40) of the skateboard;
an upper piece (7) configured for the fixing thereof in a removable manner to the front wheel unit (36), and
a torsion spring (6) arranged between the base piece (1) and the upper piece (7); where the base piece (1) is coupled to the upper piece (7) such that they can rotate with respect to each other; and where the torsion spring (6) exerts a force aimed at causing both pieces (1,7) to regain a neutral position corresponding to a rectilinear displacement of the skateboard and where when the removable assembly is attached to the board and the front wheel unit attached to the upper piece (7), a first distance between the board (40) and the front wheel unit is increased as compared to when the front wheel unit is attached directly to the board (40), wherein
a second distance between the front wheel unit and the rear wheel unit of the skateboard is unchanged when the removable assembly is disposed between the board and the front wheel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,335,663

3-IN-1 GOLF CUP

Joseph L. DeMilio, Littl...

1. The invention claimed is a practice putting cup comprising: two larger faces, that both act as the top of the device that receives the putted golf ball or the bottom that rests on the ground by flipping the device over, enabling the practicing golfer to hit putts onto the device that break or go straight with the effect that the different sides will provide for ball movement in opposite directions relative to a hole that each face has in it; two smaller faces that act as the side or rear of the device depending upon which large face the device is resting upon; one circular face surrounding the hole in the device; eight edges, four of which border both the two smaller and two larger faces, two circular edges that border the hole in the large faces, one edge, the shortest, that borders only the two smaller faces and represents the device's apex when resting upon either of the two larger faces, and one edge, the front and longest, that borders only both large faces that can be positioned at different angles or perpendicular relative to the practicing golfer, is flush with the surface it is resting upon, and is the entry point for receiving the putted golf ball onto the device; four angular points, or vertices; the hole larger than 1.68 inches in diameter, formed, or cut all the way through the entire device in both large faces and generally located in a position far enough away from one smaller face to leave space for a golf ball to move right to left left to right, or go straight upon entering the device on its way toward the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,335,661

BREASTSTROKE LEG STRENGTH TRAINING DEVICE

SHANDONG NORMAL UNIVERSIT...

1. A breaststroke leg strength training device, comprising a lower panel,and a prostrate platform that is connected with the lower panel through an elastic band and is located below one side of the lower panel;
a slit consistent with a breaststroke leg movement trajectory is formed in the lower panel, and an elastic band attachment column is respectively arranged at positions on both sides of the slit and on the lower panel;
two foot pedal middle shafts configured to move back and forth in the slit are arranged in the slit of the lower panel and extend to the lower side of the lower panel; and
the elastic band is connected with the elastic band attachment columns through a fixed beam fixed to the prostrate platform and the two foot pedal middle shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,335,643

AUTOMATIC GOLF BALL WASHER

Arnstone Products, Inc., ...

1. An automatic golf ball washer comprising:a top lid and a bottom basin capable of being substantially closed when brought together, the top lid openable with respect to the basin by pivoting of the lid from the basin;
a plurality of paddles arranged in the basin defining two spaces to receive two golf balls into the two spaces, the two spaces separated by at least one paddle of the plurality of paddles, the paddles mounted for rotation within the basin about a center axis of rotation;
a motor housed below the basin connected to the paddles to spin the plurality of paddles about the center axis of rotation to revolve the golf balls around the center axis of rotation;
the basin configured to hold a quantity of cleaning fluid;
wherein the paddles comprise solid surfaces for pushing the golf balls to revolve within the basin.

US Pat. No. 10,335,637

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND INTERPRETING REPETITIVE MOTIONS

Focus Ventures, Inc., Sa...

1. A computer based method for interpreting repetitive movements performed by a user of a motion tracking device as part of updating a physical therapy treatment, the method comprising:receiving motion data from the motion tracking device, the motion data representing motions performed by the user of the motion tracking device associated with a repetitive movement associated with the physical therapy treatment;
determining, by the computer, based on the motion data and the repetitive movement, a form with which the user performs the repetitive movement having the steps of:
identifying, by the computer, repetitive features in one or more signals of the motion data;
comparing, by the computer, the repetitive features with correct movement data associated with the repetitive movement; and
determining, by the computer, based on the comparison, the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement including the steps of:
identifying, by the computer, repetitive features in one or more signals of the motion data;
comparing, by the computer, the repetitive features with correct movement data associated with the repetitive movement; and
determining, by the computer, based on the comparison, the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement;
generating, by the computer, based on the determined form with which the user performs the repetitive motion, feedback, the feedback representing the form with which the user is performing the repetitive movement;
receiving an updated physical therapy treatment based upon the determined form.

US Pat. No. 10,335,635

HEAD AND NECK EXERCISE METHODS

Berendo Scientific, LLC, ...

1. A method for performing head and neck exercises, the method comprising:positioning a member defining an open proximal portion of a head and neck exercise apparatus to a mouth of a user, the head and neck exercise apparatus including a valve mechanism fluidly disposed within the member between the open proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion including a membrane or chromogenic material that defines a feedback mechanism, and the feedback mechanism being operatively arranged with the member and configured to respond when an absolute pressure within the open proximal portion is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure; and
generating, by the user, with the head and neck exercise apparatus, for a predetermined number of repetitions or duration of time, the absolute pressure within the open proximal portion such that there is a response in the feedback mechanism to train muscles associated with creating the absolute pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,630

EXERCISE ACCESSORY

Scott Buniak, Clifton Pa...

1. An exercise accessory comprising: (a) a moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric having opposing ends; and (b) a reinforcing strap arrayed along a length of the fabric and coupled to the fabric with stitching; wherein the moisture absorbent or moisture wicking fabric is configured to envelop at least a portion of the reinforcing strap, and wherein the reinforcing strap defines one or more loops configured to be operably coupled to an exerciser via an attachment accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,335,626

EXERCISE MACHINE WITH PANCAKE MOTOR

Tonal Systems, Inc., San...

1. An exercise machine comprising:a pancake motor, wherein the pancake motor is in an out-runner configuration;
a torque controller coupled to the pancake motor;
a spool coupled to the pancake motor, and a cable wound about the spool;
an arm to position the cable, wherein the arm comprises: 1) an arm slider to translate the arm and guide the cable along a rail associated with the arm, 2) a vertical pivot locking mechanism to position and keep the arm in a fixed vertical pivoted position, and 3) a horizontal pivot mechanism for the rail;
an actuator coupled to the cable at an end of the arm;
a high resolution encoder coupled to the pancake motor wherein the high resolution encoder determines motor position of the pancake motor; and
a second encoder with resolution lower than a high resolution encoder, wherein the second encoder determines position of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,335,620

METHODS OF MAKING MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMPONENTS AND MANUFACTURED HOMES

ScotBilt Homes, Inc., Wa...

11. A method making a manufactured housing component for a manufactured home, said method comprising:forming a preassembled fire prevention pipe structure having an overall pipe structure length, an overall pipe structure width, and an overall pipe structure height, the overall pipe structure length being at least 50% of an overall home length of the manufactured home, wherein said forming step comprises:
assembling multiple pipe segments on a first frame structure so as to form the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure, the first frame structure having a first frame structure length and a first frame structure width, the first frame structure length being equal to or greater than the overall pipe structure length, and the first frame structure width being equal to or greater than the overall pipe structure width; and
after said forming step, positioning the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure into the manufactured home, as a single piece, so as to provide a fire prevention pipe structure for the manufactured home; and
after said positioning step, assembling a roof of the manufactured home over the preassembled fire prevention pipe structure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,616

ASCENDER

KENTECH SYSTEMS LIMITED, ...

1. An ascender comprising:a pulley having a circular shape and capable of removably winding a rope thereon;
an input shaft capable of removably connecting an output shaft of a rotary electric tool thereto;
a support member having a fixed plate integrally connected with a front side support part, the support member supporting the pulley and the input shaft to be rotatable and including an open part which enables the rope to be wound on the pulley;
a transmission mechanism interposed between the input shaft and the pulley so as to transmit a rotational force of the input shaft to the pulley;
a rope guide provided on the support member so as to guide the rope wound on the pulley at an entrance passage and an exit passage of the rope;
a cam pivotally supported on the support member so as to be movable toward and away from the pulley, the cam being configured to move toward the pulley to bite into the rope wound on the pulley to thereby prevent a movement of the ascender with respect to the rope when the ascender is going to move in a descending direction, and to move away from the pulley to allow the movement of the ascender with respect to the rope when the ascender is going to move in an ascending direction;
an energizing member that energizes the cam in a direction to move toward the pulley;
an operating member for an action to move the cam away from the pulley; and
a closing member that is movable for opening and closing the open part, the closing member being pivotally supported on a support shaft mounted on the support member, the support shaft including a carabiner hanging hole,
wherein the pulley is capable of being rotated more than a full revolution.

US Pat. No. 10,335,610

CATHETER APPARATUS, BRACHYTHERAPY SYSTEM AND METHOD USING THE SAME

BRAXX BIOTECH CO., LTD, ...

1. A catheter apparatus, comprising:a tubular member; and
four or more fluid-flow pipe members, each having a proximal end and a distal end, and each being disposed around a periphery of the tubular member along an axial direction thereof;
wherein each of the four or more fluid-flow pipe members is provided with an independent positioning member at the distal end thereof; and wherein four or more positioning members are provided;
an outer tube member is provided outside the tubular member and the fluid-flow pipe members, and the outer tube member forms a sealed blind end at the distal ends; and
the four or more fluid-flow pipe members pierce through the outer tube member from an inner wall surface of the outer tube member to an outer wall surface thereof at different locations of the outer tube member so as to couple with respective positioning members.

US Pat. No. 10,335,589

METHOD FOR POSITIONING TERMINAL END OF PACEMAKER LEAD, WHICH HAS PASSED THROUGH CORONARY SINUS, IN INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM

TAU-PNU MEDICAL CO., LTD....

15. A method of positioning a tip of a pacemaker lead, which has passed through a coronary sinus, into an interventricular septum, in order to effectively transmit electrical stimulus, the method comprising:a step of inserting an intervention wire through a superior vena cava and a coronary sinus to pass through the interventricular septum and then guiding the intervention wire to an inferior vena cava; and
a step of positioning the tip of the lead into the interventricular septum by inserting the pacemaker lead along the intervention wire.

US Pat. No. 10,335,569

OXYGEN FACE MASK AND COMPONENT SYSTEM

Monitor Mask Inc., Seatt...

11. A face mask to cover a user's nose and at least partially cover a user's mouth and configured to deliver oxygen to a user, the face mask comprising:a wall;
a port in the wall;
an engagement portion around the port; and
a first mask connector configured to connect to the port, the first mask connector having:
a first end configured to connect to a mating connector and to be external to the mask;
an external flange distal to the first end and configured to appose an outer surface of the wall of the mask;
a non-circular neck region distal to the external flange and configured to appose the engagement portion to prevent rotation of the first mask connector relative to the face mask;
a second end distal to the neck region; and
a first longitudinal channel continuous from the first end to the second end;
an internal flange distal to the neck region and configured to appose a portion of an inside of the wall and to minimize outward longitudinal movement of the first mask connector relative to the rest of the mask, the internal flange having a non-circular cross-sectional shape and an outer footprint that is smaller than an outer footprint of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,335,552

PIERCING MEANS PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR A SYRINGE

Gerresheimer Regensburg G...

1. A piercing means protective device for a syringe comprising a syringe body and a piercing means arranged at the distal end of the syringe body, comprising a dimensionally stable sleeve element, which extends along an axial direction and at least partially encloses an inner element extending along an axial direction, wherein the inner element consists of a resilient material and at least partially encloses the piercing means,wherein a connection element connected to the sleeve element in an interlocking fit connection has at least one projection extending in an axial direction, which projection is received at least in portions in a recess of the inner element, so that a connection exists with a force fit and/or an interlocking fit between the sleeve element and the inner element, wherein the projection is arranged centrally on the connection element with respect to a central axis of the sleeve element,
wherein the inner element has a distal end and a flange element at the distal end extending in a radial direction, where said flange element is received in a receiving means of the sleeve element, wherein the receiving means is arranged on the distal end of the sleeve element and has a first wall which extends in an axial direction starting from the distal most end of the sleeve element, and a second wall which extends substantially in a radial direction and wherein the first wall is arranged at a distance in a radial direction to a portion of the sleeve element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,548

SYRINGE ASSEMBLY

Cinti Medical, Inc., Tem...

1. A syringe assembly, comprising:a barrel, the barrel is arranged about a longitudinal axis and is fitted internally with a head of a plunger, an inner plug, an outer plug, and a framework, the head, the inner plug, the outer plug, and the framework are each arranged about the longitudinal axis of the barrel, the head, the inner plug, and the outer plug are engaged slidably to the barrel, a first chamber in the barrel for containing a first component is between the head of the plunger and the inner plug, a second chamber in the barrel for containing a second component is between the inner plug and the outer plug, a third chamber in the barrel is between the outer plug and a discharge end of the barrel, and the framework is collapsible and is in the third chamber;
the head slides along the barrel and moves through the first chamber to against the inner plug for driving the first component from the first chamber between the barrel and the inner plug and into the second chamber for initially mixing the first component with the second component in the second chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the inner plug from an initial position of the head to a first position of the head;
the head and the inner plug concurrently slide along the barrel and the inner plug moves through the second chamber to against the outer plug for driving the first component and the second component from the second chamber between the barrel and the outer plug and into the third chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the outer plug from the first position of the head to a second position of the head; and
the head, the inner plug, and the outer plug concurrently slide along the barrel and the outer plug moves through the third chamber collapsing the framework between the outer plug and the discharge end for turbulent mixing the first component and the second component in the third chamber into a solution and for injecting the solution through the discharge end of the barrel from the third chamber, when the plunger is plunged along the barrel toward the discharge end from the second position of the head to a plunged position of the head;
wherein the first component is one of a solvent and a solute, and the second component is the other one of the solvent and the solute.