US Pat. No. 10,364,917

APPARATUS FOR SECURING A ROAD TUBE

TMARK, INC., Salem, OR (...

1. An apparatus for securing a road tube to a roadway, comprising:a locking component configured to engage a portion of the road tube; and
a base assembly configured to be secured to the roadway, the base assembly including a planar base, a first side portion extending from the base, and a second side portion extending from the base, the first and second side portions defining a channel therebetween, the channel is configured to receive the locking component and, as the locking component is moved into the channel, at least one of the first and second side portions are configured to move the locking component toward the base to secure the portion of the road tube therebetween, wherein the planar base includes a floor such that the first side portion, the second side portion, and the floor define the channel, and wherein the floor includes a plurality of teeth configured to grip the portion of the road tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,914

VALVE DEVICE, A DELIVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING SAME AND METHOD

B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC., B...

1. A valve device comprising:a housing including a fluid passage extending along a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a valve member movably mounted with respect to the housing such that the valve member is movable between a closed state position and an opened state position; and
a bypass device including a flexible input structure having an inner surface facing the longitudinal axis of the housing and an outer surface facing away from the longitudinal axis of the housing, a motion conversion structure having an inner surface facing the longitudinal axis of the housing and an outer surface opposing the inner surface of the input structure and facing away from the longitudinal axis of the housing, and an output structure, wherein
the input structure resiliently moves toward the longitudinal axis wherein the inner surface of the input structure contacts the outer surface of the motion conversion structure if a valve opening input force is applied to the input structure in an input direction,
the motion conversion structure converts the valve opening input force into a motion of the output structure in an output direction that is non-parallel to the input direction, and
the output structure moves the valve member if the motion conversion structure is displaced in the input direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,912

THERMAL VOLUME CONTROL FOR AN ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

Emerson Process Managemen...

1. An actuator assembly, the actuator assembly comprising:an actuator housing extending along a housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the actuator housing having at least one interior side surface defining an actuator interior;
a cylinder extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the cylinder being adjacent to the second end of the actuator housing, the cylinder having at least one interior side surface defining a cylinder interior, the cylinder interior being in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid, wherein the cylinder is disposed at least partially within the actuator interior, and wherein the cylinder has a cylinder aperture at the first end of the cylinder;
a ram member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the ram member being disposed within the cylinder interior and the first end of the ram member being disposed outside of the cylinder interior, the ram member having a piston head disposed at the second end of the ram member, and a ram stem extends from the piston head to the first end of the ram member, wherein a portion of the ram stem is slidably received in the cylinder aperture, wherein a cross-sectional area of the piston head is greater than a cross-sectional area of the ram stem, wherein pressure from the source of pressurized fluid within the cylinder interior acts on the piston head to move the ram member relative to the cylinder between a first position and a second position;
a collar extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the collar being adjacent to or in contact with the first end of the ram member, the collar having at least one interior side surface defining a collar interior;
a spring seat disposed within the actuator interior, the spring seat extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the spring seat having a base member that extends along the housing axis from the first end of the seat spring towards the second end of the spring seat, the spring seat also including a seating portion coupled to the base member, the base member having at least one interior side surface defining a base member interior, wherein the base member has a base member aperture at the first end of the spring seat, and wherein the first end of the collar is in contact with a portion of the base member surrounding the base member aperture;
a resilient member disposed within the actuator interior, the resilient member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, and the second end of the resilient member engages the seating portion of the spring seat to bias the second end of the spring seat towards the second end of the actuator housing;
a rod member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, wherein a portion of the rod member extends through the base member aperture such that the second end of the rod member is disposed within the collar interior, the first end of the rod member adapted to be directly or indirectly coupled to a control member of a control valve; and
an engagement member coupled to the rod member at or adjacent to the second end of the rod member such that the engagement member is disposed within the collar interior, wherein the rod member and the engagement member are displaceable relative to the collar such that the second end of the rod member does not contact a portion of the second end of the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,364,907

VALVE BODY STRUCTURE FACILITATING MAINTENANCE OF HOSE

GUANGZHOU SEAGULL KITCHEN...

1. A valve body structure for facilitating maintenance of a hose, being characterized in that, comprises:a valve body being a hollow valve body, and the valve body provided with at least one water guide channel;
the hose inserted one end into the valve body and connected with the water guide channel, wherein outer surface of one end of the hose connected with the water guide channel is provided with a clamping slot;
a clamping ring provided inside of the valve body, which is located on the same plane as the clamping slot of the hose, and one end of the clamping ring provided with an elastic body which drives a clamping ring arm of the clamping ring to locate in the clamping slot of the hose and to clamp the hose, and if the hose needs to be removed, compressing the elastic body to move the clamping ring arm of the clamping ring away from the clamping slot of the hose;
wherein the valve body is further provided with a first through hole for passing through a maintenance tool, the longitudinal axial direction of the first through hole is parallel to the longitudinal axial direction of the hose, and the first through hole is located in lower end of other end of the clamping ring opposite the elastic body, when the maintenance tool passes through the first through hole, abutting against the other end of the clamping ring to compress the elastic body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,904

CONTROL VALVE

DOROT MANAGEMENT CONTROL ...

1. A control valve comprising:a valve body having an inlet port connectable to an upstream fluid supply line and extending along an inlet axis;
first and second outlet ports extending, respectively, along first and second outlet axes, and each connectable to a downstream fluid line, said first and second outlet axes extending substantially parallel to a sing reference axis and substantially perpendicular to said inlet axis;
a first sealing port associated with said first outlet port and disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the first outlet port, and a second sealing port disposed in a fluid path between the inlet port and the second outlet port; and
first and second sealing members configured for independently and selectively opening and closing the first and second sealing ports, respectively;
wherein each of said sealing ports extends along a sealing axis extending transverse to a plane being parallel to its respective outlet and said inlet axis, and forms, between a downstream end thereof and an upstream end of the inlet axis, an obtuse angel greater than 90°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,903

MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOFTENING VALVE AND WATER PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF

WENZHOU RUNXIN MANUFACTUR...

1. A multi-functional softener valve comprising: a valve body, an injector, a moving disk, a fixed disk and a brine control valve, wherein: the valve body is provided with an inlet, an outlet, a drain and a brine absorption branch of a flow channel, and is also provided with through-holes connected to an upper filter, a lower filter, an injector inlet, and an injector outlet; wherein the injector outlet is connected to the lower filter such that water can pass from the injector outlet to the lower filter without contacting the fixed disk or moving disk; a brine inlet is located in the brine absorption branch of the flow channel; the brine control valve is located on the brine inlet; a plurality of the through-holes are located in the fixed disk, and the through-holes are distributed in six equal sectors of a circular face of the fixed disk, wherein, on the circular face of the fixed disk, in a counterclockwise direction, a first through-hole and a second through-hole are connected to the upper filter with the upper filter being connected to the valve body, a third through-hole is connected to the lower filter, a fourth through-hole is connected to the outlet, and a fifth through-hole is connected to the injector inlet, a sixth through-hole is set in a center of the circular face of the fixed disk that is connected to a drain of the valve body; the circular face of the fixed disk matches with a circular face of the moving disk; and on the circular face of the moving disk, an inlet through-hole connected to the inlet of the valve body, a radial blind hole that is from a center to circumferential direction, and an arc-shaped blind hole are set.

US Pat. No. 10,364,901

VACUUM GATE VALVE

KITZ SCT CORPORATION, To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,893

KEY SEAL AND VALVE

PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC.,...

1. A sliding seal assembly comprising:a body having opening extending therethrough, the opening including a circumferential wall;
a first sealing element comprising a block and a pin extending therefrom disposed in the opening, wherein the block includes a first annular wall extending around the pin, a second wall facing away from the first annular wall, the second wall is a distal planar second wall and a circumferential wall interconnecting the first annular wall and the distal planar second wall;
a second sealing element comprising an annular plate having a plate opening therethrough disposed in the opening in the body, the pin of the first sealing element extending inwardly of the plate opening of the second sealing element, wherein the second sealing element includes a third annular wall surrounding the plate opening therethrough and a fourth annular wall facing away from the third annular wall, the third annular wall of the second sealing element facing the first annular wall of the first sealing element, the pin moveable within the opening and in conjunction with the first and third annular walls forming a seal gland therebetween, the depth of the seal gland extending from the pin to the distal circumferential ends of the first and the second annular walls;
a sealing ring disposed in the seal gland, the sealing ring comprising a body having a first width which is less than the depth of the seal gland and a second width, extending transverse to the first width, greater than the first width, the sealing ring disposed in the body such that the sealing ring contacts the first annular wall and the opposed, third annular wall across the second width;
a first seal plate having a first sealing surface having an opening therethrough, the first sealing surface directly contacting the second wall of the first sealing element and a second sealing plate having a second sealing surface directly contacting the fourth annular wall of the second sealing element;
wherein in the sealing ring is moveable between a first sealing ring position wherein the sealing ring contacts the pin and a second sealing ring position wherein the sealing ring contacts the circumferential wall of the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,364,891

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING HELICAL COIL SPRING TYPE SEAL

NEO MECHANICS LIMITED, H...

1. A method for fabricating a seal with a helical coil spring structure, comprising: determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of one or more absorption layers, wherein the inner diameter of the absorption layers is larger than a diameter of a piston and the outer diameter of the absorption layers is smaller than a diameter of a cylinder internal wall; determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of one or more cylinder-sealing layers, wherein the inner diameter of the cylinder-sealing layers is the same as the inner diameter of the absorption layers and the outer diameter of the cylinder-sealing layers is larger than the diameter of the cylinder internal wall; determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of piston-sealing layers, wherein the inner diameter of the piston-sealing layers is smaller than the diameter of the piston and the outer diameter of the piston-sealing layers is the same as the outer diameter of the absorption layers; providing a plurality of C-shaped rings, comprising: one or more absorption layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the absorption layers; one or more cylinder-sealing layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the cylinder-sealing layers; and one or more piston-sealing layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the piston-sealing layers; stacking and connecting the plurality of C-shaped rings together to form a coiled structure of the seal, wherein the step of stacking and connecting the plurality of C-shaped rings together to form a coiled structure comprises: placing the C-shaped rings one-by-one on a rotatable stepped welding holder to be connected and welded to each other to form the coiled structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,887

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Punch Powertrain NV, Sin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,886

HYDROSTATIC AND DIRECT DRIVE TRANSMISSION

Dana Italia S.R.L., Arco...

1. A hydrostatic driveline, comprising:a power source;
a hydrostatic pump in driving engagement with the power source;
a primary driveline shaft in driving engagement with the power source;
a first transmission portion;
a second transmission portion in driving engagement with the first transmission portion;
a hydrostatic motor in fluid communication with the hydrostatic pump and in driving engagement with the first transmission portion; and
a vehicle output in driving engagement with the second transmission portion;
wherein the second transmission portion includes a first direct input, a second direct input, a main portion drivingly engaged with the first transmission portion, a first clutching device, a second clutching device, and a drive output portion drivingly engaged with the vehicle output, wherein the first clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the first direct input with the drive output portion and wherein the second clutching device is configured to selectively drivingly engage the second direct input with the drive output portion; and
wherein the primary driveline shaft is also in driving engagement with the second transmission portion and the hydrostatic driveline may be selectively operated in either one of
a. a hydrostatic mode using the hydrostatic pump, the hydrostatic motor, the first transmission portion, and the second transmission portion, and
b. a direct drive mode using the primary driveline shaft and the second transmission portion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,881

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

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,878

COMPACT FLEX GEAR FOR STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Simmons Precision Product...

1. A flex gear comprising:a hub having an axis, a rim portion, a first interface feature, and a first contact race;
a tooth ring including a first plurality of gear teeth and a second contact race; and
a plurality of flex elements located between and connected to the rim portion and the tooth ring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,875

MICRO-TRACTION DRIVE UNIT AND HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co...

1. A micro-traction drive unit capable of attachment to a hydrostatic transmission (“HST”) in which a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic motor that are fluidly connected to each other and at least one of which is a variable volume type are respectively supported by a pump shaft and a motor shaft so as to be incapable of relative rotation and are accommodated in an HST case, and an input end of the pump shaft extends outward from the HST case, the micro-traction drive unit comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a plurality of rolling elements;
a retainer retaining the plurality of rolling elements;
a micro-traction drive case accommodating the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer, and removably connected to the HST case such that the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case, wherein the micro-traction drive case comprises a continuous peripheral wall that surrounds at least the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer; and
a power-transmitting shaft supported by the micro-traction drive case and incapable of rotation relative to the retainer and positioned coaxially with the inner ring, wherein
an opposite end of the power-transmitting shaft from the inner ring extends outward from the micro-traction drive case so as to form an input end operatively connected to a driving source;
the micro-traction drive case has an access opening on a side that faces the HST case when connected to the HST case; and
the input end of the pump shaft is removably connected via the access opening to a central hole of the inner ring so as to be incapable of rotation relative to the inner ring, wherein the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case in such a manner that the peripheral wall of the micro-traction drive case surrounds the input end of the pump shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,364,874

TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,871

LINEAR DRIVE MECHANISM OF THE SCREW AND NUT TYPE WITH PERFECT ROLLING CONTACT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. Linear drive mechanism comprising a threaded shaft extending along a longitudinal axis and a nut arranged coaxially with the threaded shaft, the threaded shaft and the nut being shifted relative to each other along the longitudinal axis (z) as a result of relative rotation of the threaded shaft with respect to the nut about the longitudinal axis, wherein the mechanism further comprisesa plurality of rolling bearings interposed between the threaded shaft and the nut, each of the bearings comprising an outer race fixed to the nut, an inner race which is arranged coaxially with the outer race and is rotatable relative to the outer race about an axis of rotation, and a plurality of rolling members interposed between the outer race and the inner race, and
a corresponding plurality of rings, each of which is fixed to the inner race of a respective bearing so as to rotate therewith about the same axis of rotation and is interposed between the inner race of the bearing and the threaded shaft in such a manner that an inner surface of the ring is in contact with a screw thread of the threaded shaft,
wherein the rings and the bearings are arranged in such a manner that their respective axes of rotation are both inclined by a first angle and positioned at a first distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft, said first angle and said first distance being the same for all the rings, and
wherein the shape of the screw thread of the threaded shaft and the shape of the inner surface of each ring are configured in such a manner that each ring is in perfect rolling contact with the threaded shaft along a respective contact line that is fixed relative to the nut and is both inclined by a second angle and positioned at a second distance with respect to the longitudinal axis of the threaded shaft,
characterized in that said first angle, said first distance, said second angle and said second distance are linked by the following equations:
tan=h/b
tan=h/a,
where h is the pitch of the screw thread measured in lead per radian.

US Pat. No. 10,364,865

CIRCULAR FORCE GENERATOR (CFG) DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS HAVING INDIRECTLY DRIVEN IMBALANCED ROTORS

LORD Corporation, Cary, ...

1. A force generating device comprising:an opening or keep-out zone positioned about a center point;
a first set of imbalanced rotors disposed about the center point and positioned outside of the opening or keep-out zone; and
a second set of imbalanced rotors disposed about the center point and positioned outside of the opening or keep-out zone, wherein:
the first set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously about the center point;
the second set of imbalanced rotors is configured to co-rotate synchronously about the center point; and
the first and second sets of imbalanced rotors are configured to create a controllable rotating force vector having a controllable magnitude and phase about the center point; and
wherein the first and second set of imbalanced rotors are configured to create a zero net moment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,864

DAMPER DEVICE

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A damper device comprising:an input element to which torque from an engine is transferred;
an output element;
a first intermediate element;
a second intermediate element;
a first elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the first intermediate element;
a second elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the output element;
a third elastic body that transfers torque between the input element and the second intermediate element;
a fourth elastic body that transfers torque between the second intermediate element and the output element; and
a fifth elastic body that transfers torque between the first intermediate element and the second intermediate element, wherein:
a natural frequency of the second intermediate element at a time when torque is transferred from the input element to the output element via all of the first to fifth elastic bodies is higher than a natural frequency of the first intermediate element at the time when torque is transferred from the input element to the output element via all of the first to fifth elastic bodies; and
at least one of the third and fourth elastic bodies is disposed on a radially outer side of the first and second elastic bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,364,862

ACTIVE ENGINE MOUNTING DEVICE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An active engine mounting device, comprising:an upper liquid chamber and a lower liquid chamber partitioned therein by a valve unit and configured to change a vibration and a load input from an engine in response to a driving condition when a fluid filled in each liquid chamber passes through the valve unit and attenuate the vibration and the load;
an insulator that encloses a core integrally formed with a mounting bolt and is elastically deformed based on the load applied to the core;
a main case mounted at a circumference of a lower end portion of the insulator;
a diaphragm mounted under the main case,
wherein the valve unit is configured to selectively pass the fluid through a plurality of channels based on an operation of the valve disposed at a center thereof while a valve housing and a valve cover are assembled in the main case; and
an actuator disposed through an auxiliary case to drive the valve in an axial direction, at a lower portion of the diaphragm,
wherein the valve unit includes:
a valve housing having a first chamber with a plurality of first barriers disposed in a set section at a predetermined interval along a circumference of the valve operating aperture formed at a center thereof, annular second barriers formed on a radial exterior side of the first barriers while being spaced at a predetermined interval, an aperture connected with the lower liquid chamber formed on a bottom surface thereof between the first barriers and the second barrier, and a second chamber having annular third barriers formed on a radial exterior side of the second barrier while being spaced apart at a predetermined interval and connected with the valve operating aperture together with the second barrier;
a valve cover coupled to an upper portion of the valve housing, having a first inflow aperture connected with the second chamber disposed on one side thereof and having a second inflow aperture penetrating therethrough and disposed at a center thereof, corresponding to the valve operating aperture;
a membrane that encloses the first barriers, in the first chamber; and
a valve configured to be vertically guided by the first barriers through the valve operating aperture, having a stepped groove disposed at an upper circumference thereof, corresponding to the first barriers and a hollow channel open to one side connected with the second chamber connected with the lower liquid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,364,856

BRAKE SHIM WITH BUCKLE PREVENTION

1. A brake shim, comprising:a flat body with a lug hole;
an expansion feature adjacent to and partially circumscribing the lug hole;
said expansion feature being an elongated hole extending from a first end adjacent to the lug hole to a second end adjacent to the lug hole and having a curved inner edge extending between the first and second ends adjacent to the lug hole and a curved outer edge extending between the first and second ends opposite the curved inner edge; and
a bridge portion of said body between the lug hole and the curved inner edge that is flexible in a direction of the curved outer edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,855

DISC BRAKE CALIPER

AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO...

1. A disc brake caliper, comprising;an outer body, provided to be opposed to an outer side surface of a rotor configured to be rotated with a vehicle wheel, and including an outer cylinder which is opened towards the outer side surface;
an inner body, provided to be opposed to an inner side surface of the rotor, and including an inner cylinder which is opened towards the inner side surface; and
joining parts, provided outside of the rotor in a radial direction of the rotor and extending from the inner side surface of the rotor to the outer side surface of the rotor, and connecting the inner body and the outer body with each other at both end portions in a circumferential direction of the rotor so that an opening part which is penetrated in the radial direction is formed between the joining parts and defined by the outer body, the inner body and the joining parts,
wherein an inward end edge of both end edges in the circumferential direction of at least one of the joining parts, which defines an end part of the opening part in the circumferential direction, is inclined relative to an axial direction of the rotor towards a central part in the circumferential direction of the outer body from an inner end at the inner side surface of the rotor to an outer end at the outer side surface of the rotor of the opening part in the axial direction of the rotor, so that a length of the opening part in the circumferential direction is shortened from the inner body to the outer body such that the opening part is asymmetric in the axial direction across the rotor,
the inclined end edges of the opening part are the most protruded edges of the opening part toward a center of the disc brake caliper in the circumferential direction, and
the inward end edge which defines the end part of the opening part in the circumferential direction is inclined 10 to 30 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,364,854

CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

LITENS AUTOMOTIVE PARTNER...

1. A clutch assembly, comprising:a first clutch member that is rotatable about an axis and a second clutch member that is rotatable about the axis;
a wrap spring clutch having a first end, a second end and a plurality of helical coils between the first end and the second end, wherein a phase angle between the first and second ends determines a diameter of the wrap spring clutch, and wherein one of the first and second clutch members is connected with the first end of the wrap spring clutch;
an actuator movable for selectively varying a phase angle between the second end and the first end to an intermediate position between a fully engaged position and a fully disengaged position for the wrap spring clutch, wherein in the fully engaged position the wrap spring clutch fully transfers input rotary power from one of the first and second clutch members to the other of the first and second clutch members, in the fully disengaged position the wrap spring clutch transfers no input rotary power from the one of the first and second clutch members to the other of the first and second clutch members, and in the intermediate position the wrap spring clutch partially transfers input rotary power from one of the first and second clutch members to the other of the first and second clutch members; and
a control system that is programmed to:
a) receive a target value indicative of a target speed of the second clutch member;
b) determine through measurement an actual value that is indicative of an actual speed of the second clutch member; and
c) change the phase angle between the first and second ends of the wrap spring clutch to control slip between the wrap spring clutch and the other of the first and second clutch members, based on the target value and the actual value.

US Pat. No. 10,364,853

FREE-WHEELING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMATIC GEARBOX

1. A free-wheeling device for an automatic gearbox of a motor vehicle, comprising a rotatable inner ring and a stationary fixed outer ring, and a cage which is arranged radially between the inner ring and the outer ring for receiving clamping bodies, wherein the outer ring includes at least a supporting ring and a securing ring which is arranged radially on an outer circumferential face of the supporting ring and connected rotationally fixedly to the supporting ring, the supporting ring being configured to absorb tangential forces, wherein the securing ring has a plurality of radial formations on an outer circumferential face for stationary fixing of the outer ring, and wherein the securing ring is formed as one piece and comprises two ring discs which are axially connected together via the plurality of radial formations.

US Pat. No. 10,364,847

MOUNTING DEVICE

Fenner U.S., Inc., Manhe...

1. A device for coaxially mounting a machine element having a bore upon a shaft comprising:a nut having threads and a first connector;
an outer sleeve for engaging the machine element, comprising:
an external surface configured to cooperate with the bore of the machine element;
a tapered internal surface;
at least one axial slot extending longitudinally along the outer sleeve to permit radial expansion of the outer sleeve;
a helical striation formed on the tapered internal surface wherein the helical striation comprises a plurality of convolutions having a lead angle;
an inner sleeve for encircling the shaft, comprising:
a tapered external surface corresponding in angle of taper to the tapered internal surface of the outer sleeve;
at least one axial slot extending longitudinally along the inner sleeve to permit radial expansion of the inner sleeve; and
a helical striation formed on the tapered external surface wherein the helical striation comprises a plurality of convolutions wherein the striations of the inner sleeve have a lead angle that is similar to the lead angle of the striations of the outer sleeve but in a negative direction;
wherein one of the inner and outer sleeves comprises a threaded portion cooperable with the threaded portion of the nut and the other of the inner and outer sleeves comprises a second connector cooperable with the first connector to connect the other of the inner and outer sleeves with the nut to impede substantial axial displacement of the sleeve relative to the nut while allowing rotation of the nut relative to the other of the inner and outer sleeves;
wherein rotating the nut in a first direction displaces the inner sleeve in a first direction relative to the outer sleeve, thereby causing the inner sleeve to contract against the shaft and the outer sleeve to expand against the bore of the machine element, and wherein rotating the nut in a second direction displaces the inner sleeve in a second direction relative to the outer sleeve, thereby loosening the inner sleeve from the shaft and the outer sleeve from the bore of the machine element.

US Pat. No. 10,364,842

LONG TRAVEL AIR BEARING LINEAR STAGE

New Way Machine Component...

1. A method of assembling a long travel aerostatic linear stage, the method comprising:machining a plurality of metal plates to create bearing surfaces on one side;
arranging the plurality of metal plates end to end in a linear fashion bearing surface down on a precision surface;
attaching a rail to the back surface of the plurality of metal plates to create a rail having a bearing surface;
repeat the machining, the arranging, and the attaching steps to create a plurality of rails having bearing surfaces;
mounting each of the plurality of rails having bearing surfaces to a frame using adjustable mounts; and
aligning the rails having bearing surfaces using the adjustable mounts in a parallel planar configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,838

BOOT FOR A SOCKET ASSEMBLY

Federal-Mogul Motorparts ...

1. A vehicle suspension system, comprising:a first suspension component;
a second suspension component having an opening and a generally planar surface around said opening;
a socket assembly including a housing which is operably connected with said first suspension component and has an inner bore;
said socket assembly further including a stud which extends along an axis out of said inner bore of said housing and is operably connected with said second suspension component, said stud comprising a ball stud with a ball portion that is received in said inner bore of said housing and a shank portion having a tapered section which projects out of said housing;
a dust boot extending from a first end portion that is sealed against said housing of said socket assembly to a second end portion;
said second end portion of said dust boot being made as a monolithic piece of a flexible material and including a first sealing feature and a second sealing feature;
said flexible material of said first sealing feature having a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending ribs that are in direct surface-to-surface contact with and sealed against said tarped section of said shank portion of said stud and having a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending grooves separating said ribs, and wherein a lubricant can flow through said grooves between said flexible material of said dust boot and said stud;
said first sealing feature further including a plurality of circumferentially spaced radially inwardly extending relief valves, each positioned in a respective one of said grooves and sealed against said stud and extending at oblique angles relative to said axis and axially away from said first suspension component to contact said stud for allowing the lubricant to pass said first sealing feature in one direction and for restricting the passage of contaminants in an opposite direction; and
said second sealing feature comprising a circumferential lip which is spaced from said first sealing feature and is sealed against said generally planar surface of said second suspension component.

US Pat. No. 10,364,836

PRECISION THREADED LOCATOR BUSHING

Elijah Tooling, Inc., De...

1. A locator bushing for use in a receiving member, comprising:a driver portion including an external locating surface, a longitudinal smooth annular bore forming a longitudinal smooth annular internal locating surface, and a drive element, the drive element comprising longitudinal grooves formed within and projecting radially outward from the smooth annular bore of the driver portion, the grooves being configured to receive a rotational force to rotate the driver portion clockwise and counterclockwise; and
a threaded portion permanently integrally coupled with the driver portion and configured to releasably secure the driver portion to the receiving member, such that the locator bushing may be repeatedly installed into and out of the receiving member without damaging the receiving member;
wherein the external locating surface locates the driver portion relative to the receiving member, and the smooth annular internal locating surface is a non-threaded surface for locating an insert device relative to the locator bushing;
wherein the smooth annular internal locating surface of the bushing contacts a longitudinal smooth non-threaded insert locating surface on the insert device when the insert device is engaged with the bushing;
wherein the longitudinal grooves of the drive element do not extend to the external locating surface; and
wherein the driver portion and the threaded portion are in coaxial alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,835

SAFETY GUARD FOR A HYDRAULIC DEVICE

Riverhawk Company, New H...

1. A safety guard for a hydraulic device including a hydraulic chamber, the safety guard comprising:(a) a guard housing surrounding at least a portion of the hydraulic device; and
(b) a hydraulic interlock assembly including:
(i) a clamping member coupled with the guard housing, the clamping member including a first surface adapted to be supported by the hydraulic device, the clamping member having a cavity defined therein,
(ii) a first hydraulic connector movably disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the first hydraulic connector including a first passage in fluid communication with the hydraulic chamber of the hydraulic device,
(iii) a coupling member movably disposed within the cavity and fixedly coupled with the first hydraulic connector, the coupling member including a second passage in fluid communication with the first passage and a hydraulic source, and
(iv) a disconnect bias spring disposed within the cavity of the clamping member, the disconnect bias spring including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled with the clamping member, and wherein the second end is coupled to the coupling member for biasing the coupling member away from the hydraulic device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,813

LIQUID TRANSPORT DEVICE WITH DECREASING PITCHES

HEISHIN Ltd., Hyogo (JP)...

1. A fluid pump/degassing device comprising:a metal outer cylinder;
a rubber stator having a tubular shape, provided with a through hole in a female screw shape having predetermined pitches in a first direction from one end port to an other end port, and arranged in close contact with an inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder; and
a rotor having a male screw shape, inserted through the through hole of the stator to form a transport space between the rotor and an inner circumferential surface of the through hole, and configured to rotate in forward and reverse directions around an eccentrically located position with respect to a center of the through hole of the stator via a coupling rod driven by a driving device to be in contact with the inner circumferential surface to shift coating liquid, wherein
a capacity of the transport space is decreased in the first direction by decrease in pitches of the female screw shape of the through hole of the stator and the male screw shape of the rotor,
when the driving device drives the rotor in the forward direction, the coating liquid is shifted from the one end port to the other end port in the transport space, the coating liquid being transported in the first direction while being in a compressed state in the transport space; and
when the driving device drives the rotor in the reverse direction, the coating liquid is shifted from the other end port to the one end port in the transport space, the coating liquid being transported in the second direction reverse of the first direction while being in a negative pressure state in the transport space.

US Pat. No. 10,364,794

WHEEL-HUB DRIVEN WIND TURBINES

Yueli Electric (Jiangsu) ...

1. A wheel-hub driven wind turbine apparatus, comprising:a body;
at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade mounted on the body and configured to translate wind forces exerting on the at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade to the body, causing the body to move;
at least one wheel-hub attached to the body and configured to rotate when driven by the movement of the body;
at least one generator disposed next to the at least one wheel-hub and configured to generate electrical power when driven by the rotation of the at least one wheel-hub, the at least one generator comprising a rotor, a first generator, and a second generator,
wherein
the at least one wheel-hub is separated from the rotor while being magnetically coupled to the rotor, and
the at least one wheel-hub is configured to magnetically drive the rotor;
a detector unit on the body configured to detect wind speeds; and
a control unit on the body coupled to the detector unit, the first generator, and the second generator, the control unit being configured to:
operate the first generator when the detector detects a first wind speed, and
operate the second generator when the detector detects a second wind speed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,790

WAVE ENERGY RECOVERY APPARATUS WITH AN ENERGY TRANSFER ARRANGEMENT

AW-ENERGY OY, Vantaa (FI...

1. Wave energy recovery apparatus with an energy transfer arrangement comprising at least a base, a reciprocating panel, a pivot shaft for the reciprocating panel, a control system, and a driving and power-take-off (PTO) arrangement equipped with an actuating mechanism, and one or more power-take-off (PTO) units to convert kinetic energy of waves or tidal currents to another type of energy, each PTO unit comprising a hydraulic power transmission mechanism having hydraulic cylinders with pistons inside the hydraulic cylinders, which pistons are fastened with their free ends to a common connecting plate that is arranged to move all the pistons simultaneously inwards into the hydraulic cylinders and to draw all the pistons simultaneously outwards from the hydraulic cylinders, and in which arrangement the cylinders are arranged to work in pairs, each pair comprising two similar cylinders and two similar pistons, wherein the arrangement comprises at least two or more pairs of hydraulic cylinders with pistons which all are fastened to the same common connecting plate,wherein the apparatus compromises a closing and sealing mechanism that has been arranged to protect pusher ends of the actuating rod, and if needed the first end of the power transmission mechanism of each PTO unit from the seawater when the PTO units are detached from the actuating mechanism, and or when the apparatus is protected against stormy conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,778

COMPOSITE INTAKE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THE ROTARY ENGINE WITH VARIABLE INTAKE MANIFOLD

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, (CN)...

1. A composite intake system of a rotary engine having a flywheel, said composite intake system comprising an air cleaner, an intake manifold, a primary intake switching tube, a variable intake manifold, a secondary intake switching tube, a side-intake manifold, a peripheral-intake manifold, a middle partition, a cylindrical body, a rotor, a speed sensor and controller (ECU); wherein a peripheral-intake port and a peripheral-exhaust port are distributed at a peripheral-wall of the cylindrical body, a side-intake port is arranged in the middle partition; the rotor is arranged in the cylindrical body; the middle partition, is fixed on a side face of the cylindrical body and located between the side face of the cylindrical body and the rotor; the primary intake switching tube is connected with the air cleaner via the intake manifold; the variable intake manifold includes a short intake manifold and a long intake manifold; the short intake manifold and the long intake manifold are connected with the primary intake switching tube at one end; first valve is arranged in the primary intake switching tube which is used to control the intake manifold to connect with the at least one of one end of the short intake manifold and the long intake manifold; the other end of short intake manifold and the long intake manifold is connected with the secondary intake switching tube; other end of the secondary intake switching tube is connected with the side-intake manifold and the peripheral-intake manifold, and another end of the side-intake manifold is connected with the side-intake port and another end of the peripheral-intake manifold is connected with the peripheral-intake port; the connection between the secondary intake switching tube and the side-intake manifold is controlled by a secondary valve and the connection between the secondary intake switching tube and the peripheral-intake manifold is controlled by a third valve; wherein the secondary valve and the third valve are arranged in the secondary intake switching tube; the speed sensor is mounted on the flywheel and it is connected with the ECU to detect a rotational speed of the rotor and transmit rotational speed signal to the ECU; and the ECU is connected with the first valve, the second valve and the third valve to control their opening and closing according to the rotational speed of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,364,766

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

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,744

DEEP HEAT RECOVERY GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

5. A system comprising:an air compressor configured to compress a flow of intake air;
a combustor configured to receive the compressed flow of intake air and provide exhaust output gas to produce thrust for an aircraft;
a fluid compressor configured to compress a working fluid, the working fluid being carbon dioxide;
an expander coupled to the fluid compressor and configured to receive and expand the compressed working fluid to generate mechanical energy and output a decompressed working fluid, wherein a temperature of the working fluid is reduced as the compressed working fluid expands;
a compressed air heat exchanger positioned ahead of an inlet of the combustor and configured to recuperatively transfer heat from the decompressed working fluid to the compressed flow of intake air;
an exhaust output gas heat exchanger positioned after an outlet of the combustor and configured to recuperatively transfer heat from the exhaust output gas of the combustor to the compressed working fluid; and
an ambient air heat exchanger positioned to receive an ambient air flow and transfer heat from the decompressed working fluid into the ambient air flow to lower a temperature of the decompressed working fluid to within a temperature range of a transcritical mode of the working fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,739

SYNERGISTIC INDUCTION AND TURBOCHARGING IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEMS

Bright Acceleration Techn...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,731

ASYNCHRONOUS REDUCTANT INSERTION IN AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEMS

Cummins Emission Solution...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,725

AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR DUAL-FUEL ENGINES

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. A method of treating exhaust from a dual-fuel engine, comprising:determining an operating mode of the dual-fuel engine;
upon determining that the dual-fuel engine is operating in a dual-fuel mode or a natural gas mode:
operating the dual-fuel engine at or near a stoichiometric operating condition, and
receiving the exhaust into a three-way catalyst communicatively connected to a selective catalytic reduction catalyst, and operating the three-way catalyst at a temperature of 500 degrees Celsius or greater to facilitate desulfation of the selective catalytic reduction catalyst; and
upon determining that the dual-fuel engine is not operating in the dual-fuel mode or the natural gas mode, operating the engine in a lean operating condition.

US Pat. No. 10,364,716

EXHAUST GAS CONTROL APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND EXHAUST GAS CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas control apparatus comprising:a first catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, the first catalyst having an oxidation ability and an oxygen storage ability;
a filter provided in the exhaust passage downstream of the first catalyst and configured to trap particulate matters in exhaust gas, the filter supporting a second catalyst that is a catalyst having an oxidation ability and an oxygen storage ability; and
an electronic control unit configured to, in a case of regenerating the filter at a time of a start of the internal combustion engine, execute first control for increasing a temperature of the first catalyst to a predetermined temperature, wherein:
the electronic control unit is configured to execute second control after the first control;
the second control is control for alternately executing lean control and rich control multiple times;
the lean control is control for, over a period longer than a period from when a target air-fuel ratio of the internal combustion engine is set to a predetermined lean air-fuel ratio that is an air-fuel ratio greater than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio until an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the first catalyst becomes greater than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, setting the target air-fuel ratio to the predetermined lean air-fuel ratio; and
the rich control is control for, over a period longer than a period from when the target air-fuel ratio is set to a predetermined rich air-fuel ratio that is an air-fuel ratio smaller than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio until the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing out from the first catalyst becomes smaller than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, setting the target air-fuel ratio to the predetermined rich air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,364,702

DE-ICING NOSE FOR LOW-PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OF AN AXIAL TURBINE ENGINE

Safran Aeroboosters SA, ...

1. An axial turbine engine splitter nose, said nose comprising:an annular separation surface with a circular leading edge, the annular separation surface being structured and operable to separate an upstream flow into two annular flows, the annular separation surface being axisymmetric around an axis; and
an electrical de-icing device with an electrical heating element; the electrical heating element comprises at least one electric heating strip which is structured and operable to prevent the formation of ice on the annular separation surface, the nose further comprising:
an annular partition with a variable-thickness portion forming an annular body, the annular body having a maximum thickness in a region of the circular leading edge; and
a layer of dielectric material,
wherein the annular body comprises an external annular step protruding radially outwardly so as to form a contact surface perpendicular to the axis, the annular body extending upstream and downstream of the external annular step, and
wherein the contact surface extends radially from an inner circular edge to an outer circular edge, and the layer of dielectric material axially abuts the contact surface between the inner circular edge and the outer circular edge.

US Pat. No. 10,364,685

IMPINGEMENT SYSTEM FOR AN AIRFOIL

Gneral Electric Company, ...

1. An airfoil comprising:an exterior wall comprising an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of exterior wall regions, said exterior wall defining a first interior space, said exterior wall further comprising:
a pressure sidewall; and
a suction sidewall coupled to said pressure sidewall, wherein said suction sidewall and said pressure sidewall define a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite said leading edge;
a root portion;
a tip portion opposite said root portion;
a trailing edge pin bank disposed within said first interior space; and
an impingement system disposed within said first interior space, said impingement system configured to channel a coolant stream to said exterior wall, said impingement system comprising:
an interior wall substantially parallel to said exterior wall, said interior wall defining a second interior space, said interior wall further defines a plurality of impingement holes configured to channel a flow of coolant from said second interior space to said first interior space, said interior wall having an impingement hole density having a varying hole density pattern; and
a plurality of dividing walls extending from said interior wall to said exterior wall, said interior wall, said exterior wall, and said plurality of dividing walls define a first zone and a second zone, said plurality of dividing walls comprises a first dividing wall coupled to said trailing edge pin bank, said first dividing wall separating said first zone and said second zone, wherein said impingement hole density is configured to separately meter flow to said first and second zones.

US Pat. No. 10,364,654

INLET-OUTLET SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUBSEA STORAGE

NOV Subsea Products AS, ...

1. Method for emptying a gravity separated crude oil from a storage system comprisinga flexible bag for storing the crude oil, wherein the flexible bag is arranged within a protection structure with a structure volume, wherein the protection structure comprises a bottom element forming the lower section of the protection structure, the flexible bag is connected to a flange, wherein the flange is connected to the protection structure,
the flange comprises at least one fluid conduit providing fluid communication between a storage volume inside the flexible bag and a position outside the protection structure,
characterised in that
the method comprises
providing a first outlet pipe with an opening arranged inside the flexible bag near the bottom element wherein the first outlet pipe is connected to and in fluid communication with the at least one fluid conduit,
providing a perforated tube surrounding the outlet pipe providing an annulus fluid passage,
supplying water to the structure volume, and
emptying the crude oil from the storage volume through the at least one fluid conduit by allowing the crude oil to flow through the perforations in the perforated tube, through the annulus fluid passage to the opening of the first outlet pipe, thereby securing removal of a crude oil phase gravity separated within the flexible bag.

US Pat. No. 10,364,652

MISALIGNMENT IN COUPLING SHUNT TUBES OF WELL SCREEN ASSEMBLIES

Halluburton Energy Servic...

1. A well screen system, comprising:a first well screen assembly comprising a first base pipe, a first screen around the first base pipe and a first shunt tube arranged axially along the first base pipe;
a second well screen assembly comprising a second base pipe coupled to the first base pipe, a second screen around the second base pipe and a second shunt tube arranged axially along the second base pipe;
a jumper tube having a non-circular cross-section between and fluidically coupling the first and second shunt tubes; and
a tubular misalignment joint having a first end azimuthally or rotationally movable relative to a second end to compensate for misalignment of the first shunt tube and the jumper tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,650

MULTI-STAGE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TOOL AND SYSTEM

2054351 ALBERTA LTD, Cal...

1. A system for controllably exposing selected locations along a wellbore to a pressurized fluid, the wellbore including an elongated casing disposed therein, the casing defining an internal borehole extending longitudinally with the wellbore, the casing having one or more ports extending through the casing, the system comprising:an actuation member configured for travelling down the borehole in a longitudinal direction, the actuation member including a wedged portion and a groove formed at least partially circumferentially around an outer surface of the actuation member, the groove having a first length in the longitudinal direction;
a first sliding sleeve member for disposal within the borehole and having an aperture for receiving the actuation member therein, the first sliding sleeve member configured to initially cover one of the one or more ports, and further configured to move downhole in response to force in the longitudinal direction to uncover the port; and
one or more inward-facing protrusions connected to the first sliding sleeve member, the protrusions at least initially protruding radially into the aperture, the protrusions having a second length in the longitudinal direction, the second length being less than or equal to the first length, one or both of the protrusions and the groove configured, upon alignment of the protrusions and the groove, to move radially toward the other due to a biasing force so that the protrusions are received within the groove, whereupon the predetermined amount of force is transferred from the actuation member to the sleeve member,
wherein one or both of the actuation member and the first sliding sleeve have a deformation region, wherein the deformation region of the first sliding sleeve has the one or more inward facing protrusions; wherein the biasing force is generated by one or both of: resilient radial outward deformation of the deformation region of the first sliding sleeve member, and resilient radial inward deformation of the actuation member, said resilient radial outward and inward deformation occurring in response to action of the wedged portion on the protrusions during downhole motion of the actuation member past the protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,647

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW THROUGH A DOWN HOLE TOOL

TORSCH INC., Calgary (CA...

1. An apparatus for controlling fluid flow within a downhole tool comprising:an outer mandrel extending between a first end and a second end; and
a sleeve slidably located within said outer mandrel, wherein said sleeve and mandrel form first, second and third annular chambers located radially therebetween, wherein said sleeve includes an inner surface open to a passage through said apparatus along an entire length of the sleeve,
wherein said first annular chamber is in fluidic communication with an exterior of said mandrel and defined between a ridge on the outer surface of said sleeve and a ridge on the inner surface of said mandrel,
wherein said second annular chamber is in fluidic communication with an interior of said sleeve, and
wherein said third annular chamber is substantially sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,642

DEGRADABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS AND COMPONENTS

Bubbletight, LLC, Needvi...

1. A tool, comprising:a body having an axial bore extending therethrough;
one or more slips arranged about the body and configured to extend radially to engage an interior wall of a wellbore conduit; and
a sealing member configured to form a seal between an outer surface of the body and the interior wall of the wellbore conduit,
wherein the one or more slips is formed from a first polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that includes a fiberglass reinforcing material compound and the sealing member is formed from a second PVA compound that is different from the first PVA compound.

US Pat. No. 10,364,634

HYDRAULIC JAR WITH LOW RESET FORCE

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,633

METHOD AND MOBILE CUTTING TOOL FOR CUTTING A SUBSEA TUBULAR STRUCTURE

Smart Installations AS, ...

1. A mobile cutting tool for cutting a subsea tubular structure, the mobile cutting tool comprising:a tool body having an enclosure for receiving the subsea tubular structure;
a non-rotatable cutting element configured to carry out a translational cutting movement through the enclosure so as to cut the subsea tubular structure;
an actuator mounted on the tool body at one side of the enclosure and configured to actuate the non-rotatable cutting element;
a reaction member located at an opposite side of the enclosure, opposite to the cutting element, and configured to apply a reaction force on the subsea tubular structure during cutting; and
a further actuator comprising a hydraulic cylinder mounted at the opposite side of the enclosure of the tool body, the further actuator configured to actuate a piston rod or thread bar coupled to the reaction member so as to open and close the enclosure, for receiving and retaining the subsea tubular structure, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,364,628

USE OF PRE-STRESSED STEEL STRAND IN THE PROCEDURE OF MULTI-ANGLE DRILLING CORING

CHIFENG HAO FENG DRILLING...

1. A method for multi-angle core drilling using pre-stressed steel strand, comprising:A setting up a drilling machine with support on a drilling field; conducting a safety check; running the drilling machine; installing a first core internal pipe; drilling a hole;
B conveying a pre-stressed steel strand by a rolling wheel after the first core internal pipe is full with a core by drilling; wherein the pre-stressed steel strand enters a front part of a drill rod to obtain the core internal pipe; pulling out the first core internal pipe without taking out the drill rod; putting down the first core internal pipe;
C putting a second core internal pipe in the drill rod; pushing the second core internal pipe by the pre-stressed steel strand which is driven by the rolling wheel, such that the second core internal pipe is pushed into a front end of the drill rod; pulling out the pre-stressed steel strand; winding the pre-stressed steel strand on a winder; linking the drill rod; running a power head; keeping drilling; wherein the second core internal pipe is empty before drilling;
D when the drilling machine is drilling with the second core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the first core internal pipe; and when the drilling machine is drilling with the first core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the second core internal pipe;
E repeating the steps B, C, and D, till a predetermined drilling depth is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,364,627

SENSOR TRANSPORTATION APPARATUS AND GUIDE DEVICE

PETROMAC IP LIMITED, Auc...

1. A sensor transportation apparatus to convey an elongate sensor assembly through a wellbore, the sensor transportation apparatus comprising:at least one engagement structure to connect the sensor transportation apparatus to the sensor assembly, and
one or more wheels arranged to rotate about an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the sensor assembly when the transportation apparatus is connected to the sensor assembly, and
an orientation structure defining a form having a transverse outline which has a rotational centre, wherein the rotational centre is offset from a centre of mass of the elongate sensor assembly so that, in use, the sensor transportation apparatus is oriented in a most stable position with the centre of mass of the elongate sensor assembly below the rotational centre.

US Pat. No. 10,364,615

BRAZED POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT

Suzhou Superior Industria...

1. A process of manufacturing a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond compact comprising:(a) creating a substantially annular thermally stable plate that has an interface surface;
(b) machining a substantially cylindrical substrate that has an non-planar interface surface;
(c) applying a braze to the interface surfaces between the plate and the substrate such that the plate and the substrate are brazed together;
wherein the plate's interface surface is a bottom surface of the plate and the orthogonal inner annular surface, and the substrate's interface surface is a top surface of the substrate that comprises a projection that is substantially an inverted topology of plate's interface surface such that when the braze paste is applied, the two components become a mated pair with at least a portion of the substrate's top surface projecting into an inner annular region of the plate and not being mated with the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,609

METHOD FOR EXCAVATING MUD LINE CELLAR FOR SUBSEA WELL DRILLING

NOBLE DRILLING SERVICES I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

Savant Technologies, LLC,...

1. An underground directional drilling system, comprising:an inner segment assembly, and an outer segment assembly positioned around the inner segment assembly, such that the inner and outer segment assemblies are rotatable independently of one another;
wherein the outer segment assembly comprises a communication segment having a first electrode portion, a second electrode portion, and a gap portion between the first and second electrode portions that provides electrical insulation between the first and second electrode portions;
wherein the system produces a voltage difference between the first and second electrode portions of the communication segment sufficient to cause an electrical pulse to transfer from one of the first and second electrode portions, through the gap portion, and to the other of the first and second electrode portions;
wherein the system is configured to produce a plurality of such electrical pulses to wirelessly communicate drilling related data from an underground drilling location to an above ground location;
wherein one of the inner and outer segment assemblies comprises a magnet holding segment including one or more magnetic devices; and
wherein one of the inner and outer segment assemblies that does not include the magnet holding segment further comprises a magnetic sensor module configured to sense circumferential positioning of the one or more magnetic devices to determine a rotational orientation of the inner segment assembly relative to the outer segment assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,364,603

ACCESS CONTROL DEVICE

NOVOMATIC AG, Gumpoldski...

1. An access control device comprising modules including at least one side limit and a plurality of side panels interleaved into each other, and at least one barrier element (5), which is movably mounted on a barrier support and can be moved into a blocking position, in which the barrier element blocks access, and into an access position, in which the access is unblocked, the barrier support having a detachable base plate (22) in contact with a floor or ground, the detachable base plate (22) being anchorage-free and positionally adjustable, the at least one side limit, the plurality of side panels interleaved into each other, and the at least one barrier element (5) mounted on the barrier support having the detachable base plate (22) variably delimiting different spatial areas having varying structural spatial elements, said modules bounded by posts that define a portal (2).

US Pat. No. 10,364,602

SPRING PRE-TENSIONING DEVICE FOR ROLL BLIND

Jae-Suk KWAK, Paju-si, G...

1. A spring pre-tensioning device for a roll blind, the pre-tensioning device comprising:a rotation shaft including
a threaded part having a predetermined length and provided on an outer circumferential surface of a first side of the rotation shaft,
a locking groove provided at an end of a second side of the rotation shaft, and
a restraining protrusion provided on the outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft and disposed at an end of the threaded part;
a restraining nut engaged with the threaded part of the rotation shaft, wherein the restraining protrusion provided at the end of the threaded part prevents the restraining nut from moving out of the threaded part toward the second side of the rotation shaft;
a restraining body fitted over the outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft and including
a shaft insertion hole formed along a central axis of the restraining body,
a locking protrusion provided on an outer circumferential surface of a first side of the restraining body, and
a nut insertion hole formed in a second side of the restraining body along the central axis thereof such that the restraining nut is inserted in the nut insertion hole; and
a spring of which a first end is locked by the locking protrusion of the restraining body and a second end is coupled to the locking groove of the rotation shaft,
wherein the restraining body is configured to apply a predetermined pretension value to the spring, and the restraining nut is locked by the restraining protrusion to retain the predetermined pretension of the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,601

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR SHADE

KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC, Ir...

11. A solar shade assembly for a vehicle, the solar shade assembly comprising:a solar shade including a continuous photovoltaic sheet configured to generate an electrical current using sunlight; and
a roller assembly including a housing for storing the photovoltaic sheet such that the photovoltaic sheet is capable of being unfurled from the roller assembly;
a pocket mounted on a surface of the photovoltaic sheet, wherein the pocket is configured to retain a mobile electronic device;
a power converter located in the roller assembly and configured to receive the electrical current;
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the pocket for charging a mobile device placed within the pocket; and
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the roller assembly to drive furling of the photovoltaic sheet into the roller assembly housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,600

BELT TENSIONING DEVICE FOR A HOLLOW BLIND

INTIGRAL, INC., Walton H...

1. A belt tensioning device for a hollow blind comprising:a holder seat equipped with a lower belt gear on the top portion of the holder,
wherein the holder seat is in clearance fit with a lumen of a side frame of the hollow blind and is provided with a group of V-shaped slots from top to bottom therein and a plurality of clips, wherein each V-shaped slot is formed from two intersecting sloped sides that meet a vertex and wherein each V-shaped slot is equipped with one of the plurality of clips therein, the plurality of clips each having a width slightly larger than the width of the lumen of the side frame of the hollow blind when bent, and wherein opposite ends of each of the plurality of clips interact with the lumen of the side frame of the hollow blind, such that the holder seat is movable in a first direction along a longitudinal axis of the lumen, and the holder seat is prevented from moving in an opposite second direction along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,364,597

GESTURE ACCESS AND OBJECT IMPACT AVOIDANCE SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

ADAC Plastics, Inc., Gra...

1. A gesture access and object impact avoidance system for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one radar signal transmitter configured to be mounted to the motor vehicle and responsive to activation thereof to emit radar signals,
at least one radar signal receiver configured to be mounted to the motor vehicle and to produce radar detection signals, the radar detection signals including at least one reflected radar signal in response to detection by the at least one radar signal receiver of at least one of the emitted radar signals reflected by an object toward the at least one radar signal receiver,
at least one processor operatively connected to the at least one radar transmitter and the at least one radar receiver, the at least one processor programmed to activate the at least one radar signal transmitter and to be operable in either of (i) a gesture access mode to control an actuator associated with an access closure of the motor vehicle to lock, unlock, open or close the access closure in response to an object within a sensing region of the at least one radar signal receiver exhibiting a predefined gesture, and (ii) an object impact avoidance mode to activate a warning device or control an actuator associated with an impact avoidance device of the motor vehicle in response to an object being within a predefined distance of the at least one radar signal receiver, and
at least one memory having instructions stored therein executable by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor to be responsive to the motor vehicle disabled from moving to operate in the gesture access mode, and to be responsive to the motor vehicle moving or enabled to move to operate in the object impact avoidance mode.

US Pat. No. 10,364,594

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEADBOLT CONNECTION TO MAIN HOUSING

CALIFORNIA THINGS, INC., ...

1. A method for connecting a deadbolt to a main housing of an electromechanical lock, the method comprising:disposing a bolt carriage in the main housing of the electromechanical lock, the bolt carriage including electrical contacts within a groove;
disposing a detent connector and a deadbolt within a bolt housing, the detent connector configured to insert into the groove of the bolt carriage, wherein the detent connector is configured to align electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage for enabling electrical transmission from the deadbolt to the bolt carriage; and
inserting the detent connector into the bolt carriage to cause the electrical components electrically connected to the deadbolt to contact the electrical contacts of the bolt carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,588

SHELTER SYSTEM

Go Papa, LLLP, Littleton...

1. A shelter system, comprising:a collapsible shelter comprising:
a number of vertical support legs extending substantially perpendicular to a collapsible truss section interconnecting the number of vertical support legs;
a canopy securable to the collapsible truss section of the collapsible shelter, wherein the canopy includes:
an arcuate interface spanning from a first vertical support leg to an adjacent second vertical support leg; and
an attachment mechanism to releasably engage the canopy and arcuate interface with the first vertical support leg; and
a connection member to connect the canopy to a separate self-supporting tent structure by engaging with the arcuate interface, wherein the connection member includes a flysheet portion separate from the separate self-support tent structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,587

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Extremis Technology Ltd.,...

1. A building that is adaptable between a first normal configuration and a second wind-resistant configuration by relative movement of at least two space enclosing elements of the building, wherein the first configuration defines a first internal volume and the second configuration defines a second internal volume less than the first internal volume,wherein the first configuration comprises:
a first roof element moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first roof element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements and which in the first configuration has a first roof angle to the horizontal; and
an adjacent first side wall element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements, at least a portion of which is moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first side wall element in the first configuration having a first side wall angle to the horizontal; and
wherein the second configuration comprises a composite roof-wall arrangement having a roof component derived from at least a portion of the first roof element and a side wall component derived from at least a portion of the first side wall element, wherein the angle to the horizontal of each of the roof component and the wall component of the composite roof-wall arrangement in the second configuration are intermediate between the first roof angle of the first roof element in the first configuration and the first wall angle of the first wall element of the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,586

POOL CLEANER IMPELLER SUBASSEMBLY

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner for a pool or spa, comprising:a canister that collects and retains debris from water being cleaned by the pool cleaner, including an inlet, a top, and a bottom having an opening, the canister having an inner chamber, an outlet being provided proximal the top;
an impeller subassembly that expels the cleaned pool water from the outlet into the pool or spa, comprising:
a sleeve having a first end and a second end;
a shaft including a first end and a second end, the shaft positioned within the sleeve, the shaft being rotatable within the sleeve;
an impeller engaged with the first end of the shaft; and
a guard secured to the sleeve proximal the outlet,
at least a portion of the impeller subassembly being positioned within the inner chamber with the sleeve and shaft extending therethrough with the second end of the sleeve being adjacent the opening;
wherein the guard can be disengaged allowing the impeller subassembly to be removed from the inner chamber as a single unit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,584

WAVE GENERATOR SYSTEM WITH A LATERAL MOVING WAVE BARRIER FOR THE GENERATION OF WAVES IN TWO AREAS OF WATER

INSTANT SPORT, S.L, Dono...

1. Wave generator system (1), characterised in that it comprises:a continuous and elongated barrier (4), arranged along a longitudinal direction (5), and having a front side (4a) and a rear side (4b) along a length (L) of the barrier (4), where the front side (4a) is facing a first mass of water (2) and the rear side (4b) is facing a second mass of water (3), wherein the barrier (4) prevents the passage of water between the first mass of water (2) and the second mass of water (3), through, above and under the barrier (4) and along the length (L);
a first reef (12) formed in a floor (6) beneath the first mass of water (2) and at a distance from the front side (4a), and a second reef (15) formed in a floor (8) beneath the second mass of water (3) and at a distance from the rear side (4b), wherein
the barrier (4) is movable along the whole of the length (L) with a serpentine movement, wherein the front side (4a) pushes water of the first mass of water (2) towards the first reef (12) for the formation of a wave (W) in the first mass of water (2), whilst the rear side (4b) pushes water from the second mass of water (3) towards the second reef (15) for the formation of a wave (W) in the second mass of water (3).

US Pat. No. 10,364,582

DEVICE FOR REPAIRING CRACK IN WALL

SAKAEGUMI CORPORATION, T...

1. A device for repairing a crack in a wall comprising:an injection nozzle that has a nozzle part, with a front end adapted to be positioned on a crack in a wall and adapted to inject filler into the crack, and an inflow pipe that is connected to the nozzle part and sends filler to the nozzle part,
an adsorption disk that is fixed to a supporting shaft in which a suction passage for sucking air is formed to be adsorbed to a wall surface by sucking air through the suction passage, and to be detached from the wall surface by releasing the suction,
an arm that has a front end part and a rear end part in the axial direction, and is supported by the supporting shaft through a first universal joint and supports an inflow pipe of the injection nozzle in the front end part through a second universal joint, and
a plurality of contact members that are attached to the rear end part of the arm, front ends of the plurality of contact members being adapted to contact the wall surface, and receiving a moment load generated in the arm when injecting the filler into the crack by means of the injection nozzle,
wherein the plurality of contact members are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the arm,
wherein the first universal joint comprises a spherical rotating member having a through hole through which the supporting shaft is inserted and a ring-like retention ring that rotatably retains the spherical rotating member,
a male screw is formed on an outer periphery of the supporting shaft,
a pressing coil spring is provided on the supporting shaft so that the pressing coil spring is loosely fitted to the supporting shaft in a compressed state between an upper surface of the adsorption disk and a lower surface of the arm, and
a regulation nut part that is screwed with the male screw on the supporting shaft on an upper surface side of the arm and regulates an upward movement of the arm is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,364,579

VENTED AND WATER CONTROL CLADDING SYSTEM

Norwood Architecture, Inc...

1. A vented and water control system, consisting of:an exterior cladding panel configured to be mounted at a wall of a structure, the exterior cladding panel consisting of glass fiber reinforced plastic having a front surface, a back surface, and an omnidirectional relief pattern integral with the back surface and defined by a plurality of elements that form an omnidirectional ventilation and drainage plane between the wall and the back surface when the exterior cladding panel is mounted at the wall; and,
a non-structural finish layer located on the exterior cladding panel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,574

CONTINUOUS SCREW TIGHTENING MACHINE WITH WASHER STACKING SUPPLY MECHANISM

MURO CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,570

BUILDING FORMS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

EZ PVC LLC, Las Vegas, N...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,560

TRAP WATER REMOVAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Platypus Tools Inc., (CA...

1. A method for removing water from a trap of a drain of a plumbing device, comprising the steps of:a) providing an apparatus for removing water from said trap,
said apparatus comprising:
a housing comprising side walls defining an elongated reservoir, a first opening and a second opening;
a plunger assembly having a plunger member sealingly engaged with sidewalls of the elongate reservoir and movable within the elongate reservoir; and
a pliable and/or flexible hose coupled to the second opening of the housing in fluid communication with the reservoir, and including an open end;
b) positioning the hose open end into the trap of the plumbing device;
c) actuating said plunger assembly to draw water from said trap;
d) temporarily retaining said water within said reservoir prior to disposal of said water in a further portion of the drain downstream of the trap;
e) repositioning the hose open end for fluid communication with the further portion of the drain downstream of the drain trap; and
f) actuating said plunger assembly to expel said water from said reservoir through the hose open end downstream of the trap and out of the plumbing device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,556

TENSION-BASED MECHANICAL COUPLING DEVICE

Hunter Innovations, LLC, ...

1. A mechanical-coupling device comprising:a bolt having a bolt body and a bolt head attached to the bolt body, wherein at least a portion of the bolt body has threads and the bolt head includes a fixture configured to remateably mechanically couple to an attachment tool;
an anchor nut configured to rotatably mechanically couple to the bolt using the threads on the bolt body, wherein rotation of the anchor nut is about a symmetry axis of the bolt body; and
an anchor wing rotatably mechanically coupled to the anchor nut, wherein rotation of the anchor wing, between a deployed position and a retracted position, is about an axis approximately perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the bolt body,
wherein, in the absence of an external force, the anchor wings remain in the deployed position, extending substantially perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the bolt and radially outward from the bolt,
wherein, during mechanical coupling of the anchor nut to the bolt with a mounting material between the bolt head and the anchor nut, the fixture is configured to convey:
a pulling force, from the attachment tool, that results in fixing a position of the anchor nut with the anchor wing in the deployed position, and
a rotational torque, from the attachment tool, about the symmetry axis of the bolt body that rotates the bolt relative to the fixed position of the anchor nut so that a distance between the bolt head and the anchor nut decreases, and
wherein the bolt body comprises an axial bore therethrough defining an internal passage having an inner surface, the axial bore aligned with the symmetry axis of the bolt body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,555

THERMAL MONITOR CLAMP AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE TEMPERATURE OF A FLUID WITHIN A CONDUIT

Sentinel Hydrosolutions, ...

1. A noninvasive thermal monitor clamp for detecting the temperature of a fluid within a thermally-conductive fluid conduit to determine the fluid flow rate of the fluid, comprising:a heat sink;
a spring clip disposed to removably mount the heat sink to an outer surface of the fluid conduit, wherein the spring clip and the heat sink circumscribe the fluid conduit;
an electric temperature sensor attached to the heat sink, in thermal communication with the outer surface of the fluid conduit and capable of sensing heat energy of the fluid within the fluid conduit;
a heating element attached to the heat sink and thermally coupled to the temperature sensor, wherein the temperature sensor is capable of sensing heat energy of the heating element; and
monitoring the temperature when the heating element is active to determine the amount of time for the heat energy added by the heating element to propagate to the electric temperature sensor, wherein a propagation time of the heat energy from the heating element to the electric temperature sensor is a direct function of the fluid flow rate of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,554

WEAR ASSEMBLY

ESCO GROUP LLC, Portland...

1. A wear member for attachment to earth working equipment to protect the equipment from wear during use, the wear member comprising a wear surface to contact the ground during operation of the earth working equipment, a mounting structure to effect mounting of the wear member on the earth working equipment, a hole defined by a wall extending through the wear member and opening in both the wear surface and the mounting structure to receive a lock to hold the wear member to the earth working equipment, the wall defining the hole including a retaining structure between the wear surface and the mounting structure, and the retaining structure having an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder for contacting corresponding bearing surfaces on the lock to positively hold the lock in the hole against inward and outward forces on the lock wherein the wall defining the hole defines a passage adjacent the retaining structure and extending along the length of the hole from the mounting structure toward the wear surface to permit a lock component of a unified construction to be installed in the hole and contact the upper shoulder and the lower shoulder.

US Pat. No. 10,364,542

OPEN END FRICTION PILE

BLACK BEAR INNOVATION, LL...

1. A friction pile, comprising:a plurality of pile plates each having a first distal end, a second distal end, and a center portion between the first and second distal ends, the first distal end of each of the pile plates connected to the second distal end of another pile plate such that the plurality of pile plates defines a three-dimensional structure having an open bottom end;
a plurality of brackets each connected to one of the plurality of pile plates; and
a driving head comprising:
a base plate connected to the plurality of brackets and covering a top end of the three-dimensional structure;
at least one end plate extending from the base plate in a direction opposite the plurality of pile plates; and
a webbing portion extending from the at least one end plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,539

PET EXCREMENT COLLECTION APPARATUS

1. A pet excrement collection apparatus comprising:a handle having a cavity, a trigger aperture extending through said handle to the cavity, and an extension aperture extending through said handle to the cavity;
a hollow extension pole coupled to the handle, the extension pole having an open proximal end, an open distal end, a dorsal side, and a ventral side, the distal end being forked and having a left tine and a right tine, the distal end having a jaw rod aperture between the left tine and the right tine;
a trigger coupled to the handle, the trigger having an exposed portion and an internal portion, the internal portion being pivotably coupled within the cavity of the handle and the exposed portion extending through the trigger aperture, the trigger having a rest position and an alternate squeezed position;
a jaw rod coupled to the trigger, the jaw rod having a trigger end coupled to the trigger and the trigger spring, the jaw rod extending through the hollow extension pole and out the jaw rod aperture of the distal end, the jaw rod having a toothed end extending beyond the jaw rod aperture and between the right tine and the left tine, the toothed end having a plurality of jaw rod teeth, the jaw rod having a retracted position when the trigger is in the rest position and an alternate extended position when the trigger is in the squeezed position;
a pair of arms coupled to the distal end of the extension pole, the pair of arms comprising a right arm pivotably coupled to the right tine and a left arm pivotably coupled to the left tine, each of the right arm and the left arm having a pivot end and a bag end, each of the pivot ends having a toothed rotator wheel, each of the toothed rotator wheels having a plurality of rotator teeth engaged with the plurality of jaw rod teeth of the jaw rod, translational movement of the jaw rod from the retracted position to the extended position thus rotating the pair of arms from a closed position to an alternate open position;
a bag frame having a rear side, a front side, a pair of bag cable apertures, and a pair of bag rod apertures, each of the pair of bag cable apertures and each of the pair of bag rod apertures extending from the front side through to the rear side;
a pair of bag rods coupled to the bag frame, each of the pair of bag rods having a toothed portion and a smooth portion, the pair of bag rods being coupled within the pair of bag rod apertures having the toothed portion extending from the rear side of the bag frame and the smooth portion extending from the front side of bag frame, the toothed portion having a plurality of bag rod teeth and a release end, the smooth portion having a terminal end;
a waste bag coupled to the bag frame, the waste bag having a frame side, a pair of lateral sides, and a terminal side, the frame side being continuously coupled to the bag frame and the terminal side having a pair of terminal apertures, the pair of terminal apertures being slidingly coupled to the pair of bag rods;
a pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms coupled to each of the pair of arms, the pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms selectively receiving the pair of bag rods, each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms having a spring-loaded gear wheel and a release mechanism, the gear wheel engaging the plurality of bag rod teeth, the pair of bag rods winding a recoil spring of each of the gear wheels as it is inserted, the release mechanism engaging the release end of the pair of bag rods and alternatively releasing the pair of bag rods when activated, the gear wheels ejecting the pair of bag rods as the recoil spring unwinds;
an ejection lever cable coupled to each of the pair of bag rod receptacle mechanisms, the ejection lever having a split end and a lever end, the split end being coupled to the release mechanism of each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms; and
a bag eject lever coupled within the hollow extension pole, the bag eject lever having a cable end coupled to the lever end of the ejection lever cable and a button end extending through a lever channel of the hollow extension pole, the bag eject lever having a lock position and an alternate release position, the release position pulling on the ejection lever cable to activate the release mechanism of each of the pair of bag receptacle mechanisms, the bag eject lever having a lever spring coupled to the hollow extension pole, the lever spring automatically returning the bag eject lever from the release position to the lock position.

US Pat. No. 10,364,537

CONSTRUCTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GUIDE LINE FOR ROAD

KOREA EXPRESSWAY CORP., ...

1. An apparatus for constructing a guide line for a road, the apparatus comprising:a painting apparatus part that stores a lane paint, is driven by receiving power, and supplies the lane paint;
a nozzle part that is installed in the painting apparatus part and sprays the lane paint supplied from the painting apparatus part to form a guide line for a road including at least one of a directional mark and a lane;
the nozzle part comprising
a first nozzle member that is installed at one side of the painting apparatus part and receives and sprays a first lane paint from the painting apparatus part to form the lane, and
a second nozzle member that is installed at the other side of the painting apparatus part and receives a second lane paint from the painting apparatus part and sprays the second lane paint on the lane to form the directional mark and form the guide line for the road; and
an adjustment part that is installed in the painting apparatus part and adjusts at least one of a location and an interval of the lane paint sprayed from the nozzle part;
the adjustment part presetting an interval and a time at which the second lane paint is sprayed from the second nozzle member so that the directional mark is formed at a predetermined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,364,532

PROCESSES FOR CLAY EXFOLIATION AND USES THEREOF

Crop Enhancement, Inc., ...

1. A method for producing exfoliated clay platelets from a swellable clay material, comprising:providing an exfoliating formulation comprising an anionic extractant, wherein the exfoliating formulation has a basic pH, and wherein the anionic extractant is sodium phosphate monobasic dihydrate, and
contacting the swellable clay material with the exfoliating formulation, wherein the exfoliating formulation produces exfoliated clay platelets from the swellable clay material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,518

INTEGRALLY WOVEN OR KNITTED TEXTILE WITH POUCH AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

ATEX Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An integrally woven or knitted textile having a first end, a second end and a length there between, comprising:at least one longitudinal textile portion woven or knitted from a set of yarns; and
at least one pouch or flap woven or knitted from at least a portion of said set of yarns and integrally woven or knitted with the longitudinal textile portion;
wherein, if integrally woven, the set of yarns comprises at least one set of warp yarns or ends and at least one set of weft yarns or picks;
wherein, if integrally knitted, the set of yarns comprises at least one set of wale yarns and at least one set of course yarns;
wherein the at least one pouch is a first pouch having an outer wall, an inner tubular wall and an open inner space, positioned near the first end of the textile;
wherein the first pouch has a slit opening positioned parallel to a longitudinal axis of the textile; and
wherein the slit opening is woven or knitted in the outer wall of the first pouch and extends across the first pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,364,513

RADIATION PROTECTIVE MATERIAL

Ten Medical Design AB, O...

1. A radiation protective material, comprising:at least one layer of fibrous material with composite filaments, wherein the filaments are structured in a regular pattern to form the radiation protective material, wherein the filaments comprises a radiopaque composite material including a radiopaque substance, wherein the radiopaque substance is mixed within the composite material and substantially evenly distributed within the composite material, wherein the radiopaque substance is substantially evenly distributed over the entire cross section of the filament, from a center to a surface of the filament, and said filaments are made of a mixture of the radiopaque substance and an organic polymer matrix, such that radiopaque substance is embedded within the organic polymer matrix, wherein the radiopaque substance comprises at least one metal in oxidized form, elemental form, as an alloy, or in salt form in combination with the organic polymer matrix, and wherein the organic polymer matrix comprises at least one of polyvinyl, polyolefin, and polyacetate;
wherein the fibrous material is a woven regular pattern having 15-30 filaments per centimeter;
wherein an amount of the radiopaque substance of the filaments is more than 25% by weight less than 90% by weight of the total weight of the filaments;
wherein each filament forms a single filament yarn;
wherein the fibrous material comprises a first group of filaments and a second group of filaments, wherein the filaments of the first group are arranged in parallel in a first plane with gaps in-between the filaments of the first group, and the filaments of the second group are arranged in parallel in a second plane with gaps in-between the filaments of the second group, and wherein gaps are provided to permit airflow between a filament of the first group and neighboring filaments of the second group, and wherein each filament of the second group has a diameter sized to partially overlap two filaments of the first group along the length of the filaments and to cover the gap between the two filaments of the first group,
the filaments have a diameter in the range of 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm; and
wherein said combination of woven regular pattern, filaments per centimeter, amount of radiopaque substance and filament diameter together provide said at least one layer with a radiopacity that permits penetration of not more than about 60% of X-ray radiation when exposed at 100 kV and 10 mAs charge in combination with a water-vapor resistance of up to 25 Ret.

US Pat. No. 10,364,510

SUBSTRATE FOR CRYSTAL GROWTH HAVING A PLURALITY OF GROUP III NITRIDE SEED CRYSTALS ARRANGED IN A DISC SHAPE

SCIOCS COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate for crystal growth having a holding plate attached to a surface thereof, used for a vapor phase growth of a crystal,wherein a plurality of seed crystal substrates made of a group III nitride crystal are arranged in a disc shape, so that their main surfaces are parallel to each other and adjacent lateral surfaces are in contact with each other;
the plurality of seed crystal substrates constituting at least a portion other than a peripheral portion of the substrate for crystal growth respectively has a main surface whose planar shape is a regular hexagon; and
a surface of the seed crystal substrates are fixed on said holding plate through an adhesive agent, the holding plate has recessed grooves provided on a main surface of the holding plate and at positions facing positions where the lateral surfaces of the adjacent seed crystal substrates are in contact with each other, to allow the adhesive agent to escape.

US Pat. No. 10,364,507

NANOPORE FORMING METHOD AND USES THEREOF

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method of forming a nanopore in a layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals residing between a first electrode on a first side of the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals and a second electrode on a second side of the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals, wherein a first liquid is disposed on the first side and a second liquid is disposed on the second side, the method comprising:applying a variable voltage across the first electrode and the second electrode such that an aperture is created in the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals;
varying the variable voltage as the aperture widens such that a current having a constant average current level exists between the first electrode to the second electrode, the constant average current level corresponding to a specified diameter of the aperture to be formed in the layer of transition metal dichalcogenide crystals; and
maintaining the current at the constant average current level such that the aperture widens to have the specified diameter, thereby forming the nanopore.

US Pat. No. 10,364,505

DYNAMIC MODULATION OF CROSS FLOW MANIFOLD DURING ELECROPLATING

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:(a) an electroplating chamber configured to contain an electrolyte and an anode while electroplating metal onto a substantially planar substrate;
(b) a substrate holder configured to hold the substantially planar substrate such that a plating face of the substrate is separated from the anode during electroplating, the substrate holder comprising a cup that supports the substrate at its periphery;
(c) an ionically resistive element including a substrate-facing surface that is separated from the plating face of the substrate by a gap of about 10 mm or less, the gap forming a cross flow manifold between the ionically resistive element and the substrate,
wherein the ionically resistive element is at least coextensive with the plating face of the substrate during electroplating, and wherein the ionically resistive element is adapted to provide ionic transport through the ionically resistive element during electroplating;
(d) a side inlet to the cross flow manifold for introducing electrolyte to the cross flow manifold;
(e) a side outlet to the cross flow manifold for receiving electrolyte flowing in the cross flow manifold,
wherein the side inlet and side outlet are positioned proximate azimuthally opposing perimeter locations on the plating face of the substrate during electroplating, and wherein the side inlet and side outlet are adapted to generate cross flowing electrolyte in the cross flow manifold; and
(f) a sealing member for wholly or partially sealing one or more outlets to the cross flow manifold other than the side outlet, wherein the sealing member is positioned at least partially below the cup of the substrate holder, and wherein when the sealing member is engaged the apparatus is in a sealed state, and when the sealing member is not engaged the apparatus is in an unsealed state; and
(g) a controller configured to cause intermittently switching between the sealed state and the unsealed state during electroplating.

US Pat. No. 10,364,504

FABRICATION OF MULTILAYERED NANOSIZED POROUS MEMBRANES AND THEIR USE FOR MAKING NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, H...

1. A method for fabricating a nanostructure utilizing a multilayer porous membrane as a template, the method comprising:selecting a first layer for a multi-layer arrangement, wherein the first layer comprises a first material;
depositing a second layer on the first layer without bonding via inter-diffusion, wherein the first or second layer is mica, the second layer comprises a second material with an etch rate or an ionization potential that is different from the first material, and the multi-layer arrangement formed is freestanding;
irradiating the freestanding multi-layer arrangement once with high energy and subsequently etching the arrangement once via nuclear track processing to form one or more pores spanning through an entire thickness of both the first layer and second layer of said arrangement to form a multilayer porous template, wherein each of the one or more pores created by the irradiating and the etching steps provides cylinders or nanowires with more than one diameter; and
depositing a nano structure material in and through the one or more pores of the multi-layer template to form a nanostructure, wherein the nanostructure has a shape corresponding to the cylinders or nanowires with more than one diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,502

COMPOSITE HARDWARE FOR AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

ITM POWER (RESEARCH) LIMI...

1. A composite cell plate comprising a polymer element laterally mated and interlocked, at a plurality of engagement points, with a tightly fitting resilient metal element,wherein the cell plate is circular,
wherein the polymer element is a hollow ring-shape, and
wherein the polymer element comprises a plurality of protrusions, which engage and interlock with corresponding apertures in the resilient metal element, at the engagement points.

US Pat. No. 10,364,497

VAPOR BASED SITE-ISOLATED PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

INTERMOLECULAR, INC., Sa...

1. A method for processing a substrate, the method comprising:providing a substrate;
positioning a showerhead above the substrate, wherein the showerhead comprises a plurality of injection ports, at least one isolation channel, and at least one exhaust port on a bottom surface thereof, wherein the at least one isolation channel separates the plurality of injection ports into two or more sections, wherein at least one of the two or more sections is a planar surface including a plurality of injection ports disposed in an array along a first axis and a second axis of the planar surface, the at least one exhaust port is positioned within the at least one isolation channel, and the plurality of injection ports are not in fluid communication with the at least one exhaust port within the showerhead;
causing at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate;
causing at least some of the at least one processing fluid to be removed from the substrate through the at least one exhaust port;
wherein the at least one isolation channel comprises an isolation wall extending from the bottom surface of the showerhead, and wherein a distance between a lower end of the isolation wall and the substrate is less than a distance between the plurality of injection ports and the substrate; and
wherein the showerhead further comprises at least one processing fluid channel formed therein, each of the at least one processing fluid channels being in fluid communication with the injection ports of a respective one of the two or more sections of injection ports, and wherein the causing of the at least one processing fluid to be delivered from the plurality of injection ports onto the substrate comprising delivering the at least one processing fluid to the at least one processing fluid channel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,494

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate boat in which a substrate is loaded;
a reaction tube in which a processing process for the substrate loaded in the substrate boat is performed;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a process gas into the reaction tube through a plurality of injection nozzles vertically disposed on one side of the reaction tube;
a heating unit comprising a plurality of vertical heating parts disposed along a circumference of the reaction tube to surround the circumference of the reaction tube; and
a control unit configured to control the heating unit;
wherein the plurality of vertical heating parts comprise:
a first vertical heating part disposed at a position corresponding to the injection nozzle; and
a second vertical heating part extending along the circumference of the reaction tube from one side to the other side of the first vertical heating part,
wherein the first vertical heating part and the second vertical heating part surround the circumference of the reaction tube
and respectively heat a region corresponding to the injection nozzle and other regions having the same height in an inside space of the reaction tube, and
wherein the control unit is configured to control the first vertical heating part and the second vertical heating part so that the region corresponding to the injection nozzle, which has a gas partial pressure greater than the other regions having the same height, has a temperature less than the other regions having the same height.

US Pat. No. 10,364,490

CHROMIZING OVER CATHODIC ARC COATING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A chromium-rich cathodic arc coating comprising:a MCrAlY cathodic arc coating on a substrate, wherein M is a metal alloy comprising nickel, cobalt, iron, or a combination thereof and the cathodic arc coating comprises 25 to 50% chromium by weight based on the weight of the MCrAlY; and
a diffused chromide coating atop the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, wherein the diffused chromide coating has a higher content of chromium than the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating, the combined thickness of the diffused chromide coating and the MCrAlY cathodic arc coating is 2.5 to 3 mil (0.0635 to 0.0762 mm), and the chromium-rich cathodic arc coating has a chromium rich phase with a depth of 0.1 to 2.5 mils (0.00254 to 0.0635).

US Pat. No. 10,364,468

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING CIRCULATING TUMOR DNA

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,427

METHOD OF DNA/RNA EXTRACTION USING SILYATED QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS (SIQAC)

ARCIS BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDI...

1. A method of extracting DNA and/or RNA from a cell or capsid, the method comprising contacting the cell or capsid with a composition comprising a quaternary ammonium compound including a silicon-containing functional group of general formula (I):or a derivative salt thereof wherein L is a linking group; each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 is independently selected from H or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl, aryl or alkoxy group; and n is 0 or 1; andwherein the composition is aqueous or dried.

US Pat. No. 10,364,418

3-HYDROXYISOVALERATE (HIV) SYNTHASE VARIANTS

Global Bioenergies, Evry...

1. A 3-hydroxyisovalerate (HIV) synthase variant showing an improved activity in converting acetone and a compound which provides an activated acetyl group characterized by the following formula (I):
into 3-hydroxyisovalerate over the corresponding HIV synthase from which it is derived, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-O—PO2H—O—PO2H—C10H13N5O7P (coenzyme A), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-O—PO2H-polypeptide (acyl-carrier protein), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-OH (pantetheine), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH3 (N-acetyl-cysteamine), S—CH3 (methane thiol), S—CH2-CH(NH2)-CO2H (cysteine), S—CH2-CH2-CH(NH2)-CO2H (homocysteine), S—CH2-CH(NH—C5H8NO3)-CO—NH—CH2-CO2H (glutathione), S—CH2-CH2-SO3H (coenzyme M) and OH (acetic acid), and wherein the HIV synthase variant is derived from the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or an amino acid sequence having at least 80% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1, and in which the HIV synthase variant comprises one or more amino acid residues at a position selected from the group consisting of:
(1) an amino acid residue at position 33 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted; and/or
(2) an amino acid residue at position 74 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(3) an amino acid residue at position 171 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted; and/or
(4) an amino acid residue at position 221 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(5) an amino acid residue at position 222 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(6) an amino acid residue at position 338 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(7) an amino acid residue at position 345 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(8) an amino acid residue at position 394 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(9) an amino acid residue at position 396 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,364,412

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF GAS TO A FERMENTATION BROTH

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,408

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SOAP FLOWERS

Rose LTD, City of Indust...

10. A method of assembling an artificial flower, comprising:stacking a plurality of pliable material sheets;
pressing a first stamp into the plurality of pliable material sheets to produce a column of flower wraps, wherein the column of flower wraps comprises at least two flower wraps and the first stamp comprises a peg, and the first stamp further comprises a shape corresponding to that of the at least two flower wraps;
separating a plurality of individual flower wraps from the column of flower wraps, wherein an individual flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps comprises a central hub and a plurality of petals,
wherein the plurality of petals extends radially outward from the central hub, and the central hub and the plurality of petals are integrally formed with each other; and
creating an artificial flower construct, wherein creating the artificial flower construct comprises:
wrapping the first flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps around a core,
folding each of the petals of the first flower wrap around the core,
layering at least a second flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps around the first flower wrap,
attaching a calyx, and
inserting a flower mounter through the core.

US Pat. No. 10,364,400

SPENT GRAIN FUEL PRODUCT AND PROCESS

AKBEV GROUP, LLC, Juneau...

1. A process for making a fuel product from spent grain comprising the following steps:in a brewing process pulverizing grain to reduce the particles to median particle size generally within the range of 0.25 mm to 0.6 mm with less than one percent (1%) of the grain particles greater than 2 mm,
after brewing, pressing the spent grain to mechanically remove moisture and other soluble components from the spent grain,
and drying the spent grain to reduce its moisture content to ten percent (10%) or less by weight and
further including the step of combusting the spent grain and agitating the spent grain during this combustion phase to separate particles of the spent grain to inhibit their cohesion into an integrated mass, wherein agitation of the spent grain is effected by spraying the spent grain into a combustion chamber, wherein spraying the spent grain is effected by utilizing a pneumatic stoker,
wherein the process steps recited above renders the spent grain combustible in and of itself as a primary or sole fuel source.

US Pat. No. 10,364,399

HIGH OCTANE UNLEADED AVIATION FUEL

GENERAL AVIATION MODIFICA...

1. A method for manufacture of a high octane unleaded aviation fuel composition, comprising:(a) providing about forty-five percent (45%) to about sixty-five percent (65%) by weight of high octane alkylate having a motor octane number of between ninety-five (95) and one hundred (100);
(b) providing about ten percent (10%) to about thirty-five percent (35%) by weight of one or more alkylated benzenes;
(c) providing about six percent (6%) to about twelve percent (12%) by weight, collectively, of a selected composition of one or more of iso-pentane, n-butane, and iso-butane, wherein the constituent(s) of said selected composition are sufficient that said high octane unleaded aviation gasoline composition has a vapor pressure of between 38 kPa and 49 kPa (between 5.8 pounds per square inch and 7.2 pounds per square inch);
(d) providing about four percent (4%) to about fifteen percent (15%) by weight aromatic amine(s), said aromatic amine(s) comprising N-methyl-p-toluidine and N-methyl-m-toluidine in the ratio of between about four to one (4:1) and about twelve to one (12:1), by weight;
(e) wherein said N-methyl-p-toluidine and said N-methyl-m-toluidine provided in (d) are byproducts of production of o-toluidine, said byproducts comprising m-toluidine and p-toluidine, and wherein said m-toluidine and said p-toluidine are reacted with a selected source of methyl groups to produce N-methyl-p-toluidine and (ii) N-methyl-m-toluidine; and
(f) blending each of the compositions provided in (a), (b), (c), and (d) above to provide a high octane unleaded aviation fuel composition.

US Pat. No. 10,364,394

CONVERTER FOR ORGANIC MATERIALS

The Crucible Group Pty Lt...

1. An apparatus for pyrolysing or otherwise processing a solid organic feed material including:(a) a reaction chamber having an upstream end, a downstream end, an inlet for the organic feed material, and separate outlets for a gas product and a dried and pyrolysed solid carbon-containing product produced from the organic feed material in the chamber; and
(b) an assembly for moving the organic material through the reaction chamber from the upstream end towards the downstream end of the chamber counter-current to a flow of gas produced in the chamber;
(c) a supply device for supplying the solid feed material to the reaction chamber that is configured for compressing material within the supply device so that the solid material forms a gas seal, the supply device including (i) two screws on the same axis, (ii) an axial gap between the screws in which feed material is compressed in use of the supply device and (iii) a motor with variable speed capability for independently driving each screw so that in use the downstream screw runs at a slower rotation rate than the upstream screw; and
(d) a discharge device for discharging the solid carbon-containing product from the reaction chamber that is configured for compressing material within the discharge device so that the solid product forms a gas seal.

US Pat. No. 10,364,391

QUANTUM DOT, QUANTUM DOT FILM AND LED PACKAGE AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A quantum dot comprising:a seed comprising a first compound without Cd; and
a core enclosing the seed and comprising a second compound,
wherein the first compound comprises a first element from group XIII and a second element from group XV and is different from the second compound, and the second compound consists of InP.

US Pat. No. 10,364,390

HIGH DENSITY FAST PHOSPHOR FOR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Gatan, Inc., Pleasanton,...

1. A thin film sensor for emitting light when excited by an electron beam, comprising:a cerium-doped or praseodymium-doped, non-transparent, garnet crystalline phosphor powder comprised of particles having a grain size substantially between 1 and 5 microns,
wherein the thin film sensor has a thickness of 100 ?m or less,
said phosphor having a light output primary decay time to less than a factor of 1/e (˜0.37) of peak light emission at 1 microsecond or less after excitation by the electron beam has ceased, and
said phosphor having an emission efficiency equal to or greater than 25% of phosphor P-43.

US Pat. No. 10,364,387

SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION SHOCK FRACTURING CHARGE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Innovative Defense, LLC, ...

1. A subterranean formation explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system comprising:a locking device coupled to a depth placement mechanism that controls the depth of the explosive charge alignment and delivery system in a borehole, said locking device having jaws expand to make a locking engagement with one or more walls of the borehole to hold the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system at a desired depth position in the borehole, said jaws retract to unlock the engagement of the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system with the one or more walls of the borehole;
a plurality of primary segments coupled to the locking device, each of said plurality of primary segments having a plurality of blast chambers, each of said plurality of blast chambers containing an explosive shaped charge with a predetermined measure of explosives in an explosive billet and associated detonation initiation and firing controls, one or more of said explosive shaped charges being separately and independently detonated without detonating one or more of the other explosive shaped charges in the explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system, said detonation occurring without causing fratricide damage to one or more of the other explosive shaped charges or one or more other blast chambers in the explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system;
a plurality of centralizers with one or more said centralizers being deployed between one or more of said plurality of primary segments, each of said centralizers having expansion contacts that provide engagement of the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system with one or more walls of the borehole to maintain the position of the blast chambers and explosive shape charges in the borehole and to provide equal and consistent standoff distance between explosive shape charge being detonated and the nearby walls of the borehole;
a linear actuator that is coupled to one or more of said primary segments, said linear actuator capable of adjusting the position of the one or more primary segments in a longitudinal direction up or down the borehole, in a rotational direction radially inside the borehole, or in a horizontal direction side to side in the borehole; said linear actuator:
i. being used to position one of the explosive shaped charges in a blast chamber in one of the primary segments by the depth in the borehole, rotational direction in the borehole, and angle of inclination in the borehole of the explosive shape charge or blast chamber at a first detonation creating a first explosive hole; and,
ii. being used to re-position another one of the explosive shape charges in another blast chamber in one of the primary segments by the depth in the borehole, rotational direction in the borehole, and angle of inclination in the borehole of the explosive shape charge or blast chamber at a second detonation occurring after said first detonation, said explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system substantially aligning the second detonation in an intended and directionally controlled local vicinity of said first explosive hole created by the first detonation to sequentially and successively create a deeper explosive hole with the second detonation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,370

COATING COMPOSITION AND COATING FILM FORMED FROM THE SAME

NIPPON PAINT MARINE COATI...

1. A coating composition comprising a silicon atom-containing resin and a defoaming agent,wherein
the silicon atom-containing resin includes a constituent unit (A) derived from a monomer (a) having at least one kind of silicon atom-containing group selected from the group consisting of a group represented by a formula (I) below, a group represented by a formula (II) below, a group represented by a formula (III) below, and a group represented by a formula (IV) below,
the monomer (a) has a molecular weight of greater than or equal to 400 and less than or equal to 2500, and
a content of the defoaming agent is greater than or equal to 0.7 parts by mass and less than or equal to 24 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the silicon atom-containing resin:

[wherein in the formula (I), a and b each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, m represents an integer of 0 to 50, and n represents an integer of 3 to 80; and R1 to R5 each independently represent an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a phenoxy group, or a substituted phenoxy group];

wherein in the formula (II), c and d each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, and p represents an integer of 0 to 50; R6, R7, and R8 each independently represent an alkyl group, Ra, or Rb;
Ra is

wherein x represents an integer of 0 to 20; and R23 to R27 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group; and
Rb is

wherein y represents an integer of 1 to 20; and R28 and R29 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group;

wherein in the formula (III), e, f, g, and h each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, q and s each independently represent an integer of 0 to 50, and r represents an integer of 3 to 80; and R9 to R12 each independently represent an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a phenoxy group, or a substituted phenoxy group; and

wherein in the formula (IV), i, j, k, and l each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, t and u each independently represent an integer of 0 to 50, and v and w each independently represent an integer of 0 to 20; and R13 to R22 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,364,368

ARTICLES INCLUDING HIGH MELT FLOW INDEX RESINS

Hanwha Azdel, Inc., Fore...

1. A method comprising:adding reinforcing fibers and a polyolefin polymer resin to an agitated liquid-containing foam to form a dispersed mixture of the polyolefin polymer resin and reinforcing fibers, wherein the polyolefin polymer resin comprises a melt flow index greater than 100 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L and wherein the polyolefin polymer resin is present in the dispersed mixture from 20% to 70% by weight and the reinforcing fibers are present from 30% to 70% by weight in the dispersed mixture, wherein the reinforcing fibers comprise a diameter from 5 microns to 22 microns and length from 5 mm to 75 mm;
depositing the dispersed mixture of reinforcing fibers and polyolefin polymer resin onto a forming support element comprising a mesh;
evacuating the liquid from the mesh to form a web;
heating the web above the softening temperature of the polyolefin polymer resin; and
compressing the web using a first set of heated nip rollers to a predetermined thickness to form a composite material to provide an open cell structure within the composite material, wherein about 40% to about 100% of the open cell structures are open and allow the flow of air and gases through the composite material;
passing the compressed web through a second set of heated nip rollers, wherein a temperature provided by the second set of heated nip rollers is lower than a temperature provided by the first set of heated nip rollers;
adding a first surface layer to a first surface of the composite material, wherein the first surface layer comprises one or more of a fabric, a film and a scrim that is continuous from one side of the compressed web to the other side of the compressed web;
adding a second surface layer to a second surface of the composite material; and
passing the composite material with the added first surface layer and the added second surface layer through a pair of nip rollers to provide a composite article, wherein the composite article comprises 5% to 95% voids distributed uniformly through the thickness of the web of the composite article.

US Pat. No. 10,364,362

INKS

Sericol Limited, Broadst...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,354

WAX ESTER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

International Flora Techn...

1. A wax ester composition comprising:a product of transesterifying three esters derived from fatty acids and fatty alcohols using one of a chemical catalyst, an enzyme catalyst, a bio-based catalyst and any combination thereof where the ratio of the three esters in the mixture prior to transesterification is one of 65%/23%/12%, 56%/29%/15%, and 36%/34%/30%, of a first ester, second ester, and a third ester, respectively, measured by weight of the mixture;
wherein the three esters are derived from oleic acid and oleyl alcohol, stearic acid and stearyl alcohol, and behenic acid and behenyl alcohol.

US Pat. No. 10,364,352

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

Polymics, LTD, State Col...

1. An article of manufacture, comprising a polymer composition, said polymer composition comprising a melt processable, semicrystalline aromatic polyetherketone polymer according to formula (I):
wherein Cp is a phthalazinone unit of formula (II);

Q is a biphenol unit of formula (III);

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,341

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR 3D PRINTING OF NANO-FILLER/POLYMER COMPOSITES

Arevo, Inc., Milpitas, C...

1. A method for printing an object via additive manufacturing, the process comprising:depositing a first layer, the first layer comprising droplets of a thermo-polymer ink, wherein the thermo-polymer ink comprises thermo-plastic resin particles ultrasonically dispersed in a first suspension medium;
depositing, a second layer on at least a portion of the first layer, wherein the second layer comprises droplets of a nano-filler ink, wherein the nano-filler ink comprises a first nano-filler ultrasonically dispersed in a second suspension medium;
depositing a third layer on at least a portion of the second layer, wherein the third layer comprises droplets of the thermo-polymer ink comprising thermo-plastic resin particles ultrasonically dispersed in the first suspension medium; and
exposing the first, second and third layers to microwave radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,340

USE OF ORGANIC OXYIMIDES AS RADICAL GENERATORS IN PLASTICS, METHOD FOR GENERATING RADICALS IN PLASTICS AND USE OF SAID METHOD

1. A method of incorporating a radical generator into a plastic material comprising incorporating into said plastic material an organic oxyimide having the structural element of formula I
wherein the radical generator is activated thermally or by irradiation,
wherein the activation is accomplished during shaping of the plastic material or shaping of a moulding compound comprising the plastic material,
wherein the thermal activation is accomplished at a temperature of 240° C. or more,
said method resulting in a modification of the plastic material, wherein the modification is increasing the molecular weight of the plastic material, branching or crosslinking of the plastic material, molecular weight decrease of the plastic material, influencing a molecular weight distribution of the plastic material, and/or grafting of an unsaturated monomer onto the plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,338

THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, USE AS THERMAL EXPANDABILITY ADJUSTER, THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, INSULATING MATERIAL, SEALING MATERIAL AND CONDUCTIVE PASTE EACH CONTAINING THERMOSET RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCTS, PREPREG AND MEMBER OBTAINED BY CURI

AIR WATER INC., Hokkaido...

1. A thermoset resin composition, comprising:a glycoluril derivative compound represented by formula (1)

at least one bismaleimide compound;
at least one phenol resin; and
at least one epoxy resin other than the glycoluril derivative compound,
wherein the glycoluril derivative compound represented by the formula (1) is a thermal expansion rate adjuster.

US Pat. No. 10,364,334

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR GRAPHENE COMPOSITE MATERIAL

CHANGZHOU HIGHBERY NEW NA...

1. Continuous production equipment for graphene composite material, comprising:a raw material preparation device;
a reaction device, a material discharge end of the raw material preparation device being connected to the reaction device; and
an extraction device configured to extract and purify crude composite material obtained from the reaction device, a material feed end of the extraction device being connected to the material discharge end of the reaction device, and a material discharge end of the extraction device being configured to convey polyamide monomer extract obtained by extraction to a liquid conveying pipe of the raw material preparation device;
wherein the raw material preparation device comprises a raw material melting kettle configured to melt polyamide monomer and mix the molten polyamide monomer with graphene, and the raw material melting kettle is provided with a high-shear emulsifying machine and an ultrasonic disperser.

US Pat. No. 10,364,324

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

The United States of Amei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,319

RING-OPENING POLYMERIZATION METHODS AND RECYCLABLE BIORENEWABLE POLYESTERS

Colorado State University...

1. A polymer of Formula II:
wherein
X is O, S, or NRa wherein Ra is H, alkyl, or aryl;
R1 is H, alkyl, aryl, methylene (?CH2), or substituted methylene (?CR2 where each R is independently H, alkyl, aryl, substituted alkyl, or substituted aryl);
R2 is H, alkyl, or aryl;
R3 is H, alkyl, or aryl; and
n is about 5 to about 1,000.

US Pat. No. 10,364,317

CONJUGATED POLYMERS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

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

Ar2 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

Ar3 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,312

SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USE THEREOF

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, She...

1. A shape memory polymer formed by polymerizing methyl allyl polyethenoxy ether and 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate, having a structure represented by Formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,364,294

METHODS OF PREPARATION OF CONJUGATES

IMMUNOGEN, INC., Waltham...

1. A method for preparing a conjugate represented by the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the method comprising:
a) reacting a modified cytotoxic compound with a bifunctional crosslinking agent to form a second modified cytotoxic compound, wherein the modified cytotoxic compound is represented by the following formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; the bifunctional crosslinking agent is N-succinimidyl-4-(2-pyridyldithio)2-sulfo butanoate (sulfo-SPDB); and the second modified cytotoxic compound is represented by the following formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and,
b) reacting the second modified cytotoxic compound with the antibody at a pH of 4 to 9, to form the conjugate, wherein the second modified cytotoxic compound is not purified before reacting with the antibody in step b) and wherein the antibody is huMY9-6, r is an integer from 1 to 10, Y is —SO3M, and M is H, Na+ or K+.

US Pat. No. 10,364,269

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF CARFILZOMIB OR PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALTS THEREOF

LAURUS LABS LIMITED, Hyd...

1. An improved process for the preparation of carfilzomib of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
comprising:
a) reacting a compound of Formula II with a compound of Formula III or a salt thereof in the presence of a coupling agent (C1), an additive (A1) and a base (B1) in a solvent (S1) to obtain a compound of Formula IV,

b) reacting the compound of Formula IV with a suitable acid to obtain a compound of Formula V or a salt thereof,

c) reacting the compound of Formula V or a salt thereof with a compound of Formula VI in presence of a coupling agent (C2), an additive (A2) and a base (B2) in a solvent (S2) to obtain a compound of Formula VII,

d) deprotecting the compound of Formula VII in presence of a deprotecting agent to obtain a compound of Formula VIII,

e) reacting the compound of Formula VIII with a compound of Formula IX or a salt thereof in the presence of a coupling agent (C3), an additive (A3) and a base (B3) in a solvent (S3) to obtain a compound of Formula X,

f) reacting the compound of Formula X with a acid to obtain a compound of Formula XI or a salt thereof,

 and
g) reacting the compound of Formula XI or a salt thereof with a compound of Formula XII or a salt thereof in presence of a coupling agent (C4), an additive (A4) and a base (B4) in a suitable solvent (S4) to obtain carfilzomib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

wherein the amount of the coupling agent (C1), (C2), (C3) and (C4) used is about 0.9 to about 1.3 w/w mole equivalents per mole of Formula III, Formula IV, Formula VIII and Formula X respectively and
wherein the amount of the additive (A1), (A2), (A3) and (A4) used is about 0.05 to about 0.5 w/w mole equivalents per mole of Formula III, Formula IV, Formula VIII and Formula X respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,364,267

DEUTERATED BILE ACID DERIVATIVES AS FXR/TGR5 AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula II
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, wherein:
Ra is hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
Rb is
—C(O)NHSO2R1;
Rc is H or D;
Rd is H or D;
Re is H or D;
D is deuterium;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Halogen;
2) Hydroxyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
6) Substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
7) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
8) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl;
9) Substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
10) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
11) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl; and
12) —NR10R11;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Hydrogen;
2) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl; and
6) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
m is selected from 0, 1, 2 and 3;
R3 is hydrogen, hydroxyl, —OSO3H, —OSO3, —OAc, —OPO3H2 or —OPO32?;
R4 is hydrogen, halogen, CN, N3, hydroxyl, —OSO3H, —OSO3?, —OAc, —OPO3H2, —OPO32?, —SR2 or —NHR2; alternatively R3 and R4 are taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached to form —CH?CH—, a cycloalkyl ring or a heterocycloalkyl ring;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen or hydroxyl protecting group;
R10 and R11 are each independently selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
alternatively R10 and R11 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,263

CYCLIC PHOSPHATES AND CYCLIC PHOSPHORAMIDATES FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

Retrophin, Inc., San Die...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,258

HETEROARYL INHIBITORS OF PDE4

Tetra Discovery Partners,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,253

SALINOMYCIN DERIVATIVES AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF

Channel Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X is

R is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-C7 carbocyclyl, 5-10 membered heterocyclyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5-10 membered heteroaryl;
n is an integer from 0 to 6;
Y is selected from the group consisting of —NR1C(O), —C(O)NR1—, —OC(O)—, C(O)O—, —CR1(COOR2)—CR3?CR4—, and —CR1?CR2—;
m is an integer from 0 to 6;
Z is —CR1?CR2—, —CR1(COOR2)—CR3?CR4, or absent;
G is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C3-C7 carbocyclyl, 5-10 membered heterocyclyl, C6-10 aryl, and 5-10 membered heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 1-3 substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-4 alkyl, halogenC1-4 alkyl, —OR1, —CN, —NO2, —NR1R2, —C(O)NR1R2, and —NR1C(O)R5; and
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from —H, —CN, —NO2, —NH2, —OH, C1-4 alkyl, halogenC1-4 alkyl, C2-10alkenyl, C2-10alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, 3-8 membered heterocyclyl, C6-10aryl, and 5-10 membered heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,364,252

OXABICYCLOHEPTANE PRODRUGS

Lixte Biotechnology, Inc....

1. A method for in vivo delivery of endothall to a target cell in a subject afflicted with cancer, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound having the structure:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester of the compound, whereinX is

R17 is H, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkenyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, alkylaryl, heteroaryl, alkylheteroaryl, C(O)O-t-Bu or —CH2CN;
R18 is H or alkyl;
R19 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR4R5, (C1-C4 alkyl)NC(O)R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR4)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R4, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR4R5,

wherein each occurrence of R4 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R5 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R6 and R7 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R8 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
Y is OR9 or NR10R11, wherein
R9 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)CO2R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

R10 is H; and
R11 is (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(O(C1-C4 alkyl)-O(CO)R12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)NR12R13, (C1-C4 alkyl)NHC(O)R12, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)OR12, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)aryl(C1-C4 alkyl)P(O)(OR12)2, (C1-C4 alkyl)OC(O)(C2-C4 alkenyl)OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl)NH2, (C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)NR12R13,

wherein each occurrence of R12 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R13 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl;
wherein each occurrence of R14 and R15 is, independently, H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl; and
wherein each occurrence of R16 is, independently, H, halogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl or heteroaryl,
wherein
when X is
where R17 is CH3, then Y is other than —O(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OEt)2 or —NH(C4 alkyl)-OP(O)(OE)2; andwherein the cancer is brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, large cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung, small cell lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ovary adenocarcinoma, pancreas carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, promylocytic leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's lymphoma cell.

US Pat. No. 10,364,249

AZATRIANGULENIUM SALTS AS PET-QUENCHED FLUORESCENT PROBES

Kobenhavns Universitet, ...

1. A fluorescent dye compound of Formula (I)
wherein
X1 denotes NR11, O, S, or C(R11)2, or denotes two individual substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24-alkoxy groups, which each are linked to the two adjacent carbon atoms,
X2 denotes NR12, O, S, or C(R12)2, or denotes two individual substituted or unsubstituted C1-C24-alkoxy groups, which each are linked to the two adjacent carbon atoms,
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and R12 are independently selected from hydrogen, cyano, halogen, hydroxy, nitro, acyl, acylamino, acyloxy, C1-C24-alkyl, C2-C24-alkenyl, C2-C24-alkynyl, aryl, C1-C24-alkoxy, C1-C24-alkylsulfonyl, methylsulfonyl, triflouromethyl, amino, aminocarbonyl, aminothiocarbonyl, aminocarbonylamino, aminothiocarbonylamino, aminocarbonyloxy, aminosulfonyl, aminosulfonyloxy, aminosulfonylamino, amidino, carboxyl, carboxyl ester, (carboxyl ester)amino, (carboxyl ester)oxy, sulfonyl, sulfonyloxy, thioacyl, thiol, thiocarbonyl, C1-C24-alkylthio, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, phenyl, hydroxyphenyl, aminophenyl, amino-C1-C24-alkyl, or heterocyclyl selected from a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl containing at least one nitrogen or sulphur atom, or two of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and R12 may together form a ring system; R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 and R12 optionally being substituted once, twice, or three times with R13 substituent(s), or a L-Si(OR14)3 substituent,
R13 is independently selected from hydrogen, cyano, halogen, hydroxy, nitro, acyl, acylamino, acyloxy, C1-C24-alkyl, C2-C24-alkenyl,
C2-C24-alkynyl, aryl, C1-C24-alkoxy, C1-C24-alkylsulfonyl, methylsulfonyl, triflouromethyl, amino, aminocarbonyl, aminothiocarbonyl, aminocarbonylamino, aminothiocarbonylamino, aminocarbonyloxy, aminosulfonyl, aminosulfonyloxy, aminosulfonylamino, amidino, carboxyl, carboxyl ester, (carboxyl ester)amino, (carboxyl ester)oxy, sulfonyl, sulfonyloxy, thioacyl, thiol, thiocarbonyl, C1-C24-alkylthio, heteroaryl, or a cycloalkyl, or two R13 substituents may together form a ring system,
R14 is independently selected from hydrogen, or straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, alkenyl, or alkynyl, and
one or more of the substituents R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 or R12 is/are
a quenching group independently selected from phenyl substituted with one to five R13 substituent(s) wherein at least one R13 substituent is hydroxy, or a group selected from indole, benzoefuran, naphthalene, a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl or a C1-C6 alkylene heterocyclyl containing at least one of N, NH, O, or S, said group being substituted one, two, or three times with R13 substituent(s), wherein at least one R13 substituent, attached to indole, benzoefuran, naphthalene, the 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl, or the heterocyclyl moiety of C1-C6 alkylene heterocyclyl is hydroxy, and
optionally together with a counter ion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,244

CRYSTAL FORM OF PYRROLOQUINOLINE QUINONE SODIUM SALT AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

ZHEJIANG HISUN PHARMACEUT...

1. A crystal form III of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt, wherein Cu target is used, and the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the crystal form III has characteristic peaks at the following 2? diffraction angles: 7.4±0.2°, 8.6±0.2°, 14.0±0.2°, 14.6±0.2°, 19.9±0.2°, 21.4±0.2°, 26.0±0.2°, 27.3±0.2° and 28.5±0.2°.

US Pat. No. 10,364,239

FERROPORTIN INHIBITORS

Vifor (International) AG,...

1. A compound according to formula (A-II):
wherein
R4 indicates 1, 2 or 3 optional substituents, which may independently be selected from the group consisting of
halogen,
cyano,
optionally substituted alkyl,
optionally substituted alkoxy, and
a carboxyl group;
X1 is C, N, S or O;
X2 is C or N;
X3 is C, N, S or O; and
X4 is C, N, or S
with the proviso that 1 to 3 heteroatoms X are present,
and wherein X1, X3 and X4, when having the meaning of C or N, may carry a further substituent;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
hydrogen and
optionally substituted alkyl;
Cycl is selected from the group consisting of
substituted aryl and
substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
Q is
hydrogen or
C1-C4-alkyl, which may form a fused 5- or 6-membered ring with Cycl;
n is 0 or an integer of 1 to 8;
and
(a1) A1 is
unsubstituted linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl;
(a2) A2 is
linear or branched C1-C4-alkanediyl, which may be substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, an oxo group and an amino group or
a direct bond;
and
(a3) R3 is
hydrogen, or
optionally substituted alkyl;
or
(b1) A1 and R3 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 6-membered mono- or bicyclic ring;
or
(b2) R3 and A2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered ring;
or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,238

N-((HET) ARYLMETHYL)-HETEROARYL-CARBOXAMIDES COMPOUNDS AS PLASMA KALLIKREIN INHIBITORS

Kalvista Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A compound that is:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,236

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Azevan Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A unit dose comprising about 80 mg to about 700 mg total of one or more compounds of the formulae
or a salt thereof, wherein
A and A? are each independently selected from —CO2H, or an ester or amide derivative thereof;
n is an integer selected from 0 to about 3;
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, halo, haloalkyl, cyano, formyl, alkylcarbonyl, or a substituent selected from the group consisting of —CO2R8, —CONR8R8?, and —NR8(COR9); where R8 and R8? are each independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted arylalkyl; or R8 and R8? are taken together with the attached nitrogen atom to form an heterocycle; and where R9 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroarylalkyl, and R8R8?N—(C1-C4 alkyl);
R3 is an amino, amido, acylamido, or ureido group, which is optionally substituted; or R3 is a nitrogen-containing heterocyclyl group attached at a nitrogen atom; and
R4 is alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, alkylcarbonyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkenyl, optionally substituted arylhaloalkenyl, or optionally substituted arylalkynyl; or

or a salt thereof, wherein
Q is oxygen; or Q is sulfur or disulfide, or an oxidized derivative thereof;
n is an integer from 1 to 3; and
R5? is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl or optionally substituted heterocyclylalkyl, and optionally substituted aminoalkyl,
where the unit dose is adapted for treating Huntington's Disease in a human, where the one or more compounds are selective for the V1a receptor compared to the V1b receptor by a factor of about 10 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,364,235

INSECTICIDAL COMPOUNDS

Synenta Crop Protection L...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,229

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

ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH, Sch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,219

METHOD FOR PREPARING AZETIDINONE COMPOUND AND INTERMEDIATE OF AZETIDINONE COMPOUND

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

1. A method for preparing the compound represented by formula (I),
comprising the following steps:
(a) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protectant to obtain the compound of formula VI:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group;
(b) converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein the carboxylic acid of formular VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
or the above step (a) and step (b) can be carried out in one step, the compound of formula VIII can be prepared from the compound of formula V through a one-pot method with the following specific steps:
(ab) reacting the compound of formula V with a hydroxyl protecting agent to obtain the compound of formula VI, further converting the carboxylic acid of formula VI into mixed anhydride or acyl halide without separation and purification, then reacting with (S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolidone of formula VII which is used as a chiral auxiliary to obtain a derivative of oxazolidone of formula VIII:

wherein R2 is an alcoholic hydroxyl protecting group; and
wherein the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with an acylating agent to produce mixed anhydride; or the carboxylic acid of formula VI is reacted with phosphorus trihalide, phosphorus pentahalide, dichlorosulfane (SOCl2), oxalyl chloride((COCl)2) or phosgene (COCl2) to produce acyl halide; X is chlorine or bromine;
(c) under the presence of Lewis acids (titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) and tetraisopropyl titanate) and tertiary amine, reacting the oxazolidone derivative of formula VIII with an imine of formula IX to obtain an addition product of formula XI:

wherein R2 and R3 are all hydroxyl protecting groups, which can be the same or different;
(d) cyclizing the addition product of formula XI with N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide (BSA) and tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) to obtain the ?-lactams of formula XII, XIII and XIV:

and
(e) obtaining the compound of formula (I) via the deprotection of the mixture of the compounds of formula XII, XIII and XIV obtained in step (d):

US Pat. No. 10,364,217

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

ResMan AS, Ranheim (NO)

1. A compound of the following formula:R1R2R3—(—O—CHR4CH2—)n—R5—[(—CH2—CHR6O)m—R7R8R9]p,
wherein:
R5 is selected from the group consisting of:

R4 and R6 are H or —CH3 to give PEG or PPG chains;
n and m are integers between 2 and 12 in which n is the same or different from m;
p is an integer between 1 and 3 depending on R5;
R3 and R7 are alkylic or alkenylic or aromatic hydrocarbon moieties with 2-40 carbon coupled to the PEG units or the PPG units by an ester or ether bond;
R2 and R8 are H;
R1 and R9 are sulfonic or phosphonic acid groups;or salts, hydrates and solvates thereof; ora compound selected from the group consisting of:1,2-bis(2-(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)benzene,1,2-bis(2-(2-(naphthalen-2-ylmethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)benzene,1,2-bis((1-naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)benzene,1,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,(((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,(((((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis ox))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),4,4?-((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),4,4?-(((((((((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-(4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-methyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),4,4?-((((((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,(((((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),4,4?-(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),4,4?-((((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),16,16?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),19,19?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),(((((((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dibenzene,13,13?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),25,25?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),13,13?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),25,25?-((3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(14-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),1,2-bis(15-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,1,2-bis 27-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaheptacosyl)benzene,1,2-bis 15-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,4,4?-(((((((4-chloro-1,3-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))bis(methylbenzene),13,13?-(4-cloro-1,3-phenylene)bis ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),1,5-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(2-(benzyloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(2-(2-(2-((4-methylbenzyl)oxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis((1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxahexadecan-16-yl)oxy)naphthalene,2,3-bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecan-19-yl)oxy)naphthalene,13,13?-(propane-2,2-diylbis 4,1-phenylene))bis ox))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane),19,19?-((propane-2,2-diylbis(4,1-phenylene))bis(oxy))bis(1-(p-tolyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17-hexaoxanonadecane),1,33-bis 4-tert-butyl)phenyl)-15,19-dimethyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32-undecaoxatritriacontane,1,56-diphenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,31,34,37,40,43,46,49,52,55-octadecaoxahexapentacontane,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) succinate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) succinate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl) succinate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) glutarate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosan-25-yl) glutarate,bis(1-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) glutarate,bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) adipate,1,3,5-tris((1-(4-tert-butyl)phenyl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,1,3,5-tris(1,5-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14-pentaoxapentadecyl)benzene,1,3,5-tris(27-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26-nonaoxaheptacosyl)benzene,tris(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl) benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate,25,25?-((4-ethyl-1,3-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-phenyl-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxapentacosane),1,2-bis((1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecan-13-yl)oxy)benzene,2,2?-(((((((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(ethane-2,1-diyl))bis(oxy))bis(methylene))dinaphthalene, and13,13?-((4-(tert-butyl)-1,2-phenylene)bis(ox))bis(1-(naphthalen-2-yl)-2,5,8,11-tetraoxatridecane).

US Pat. No. 10,364,194

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,193

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING HIGH-PURITY ULTRAFINE ZRC—SIC COMPOSITE POWDER

SHANDONG ULTRAMING FINE C...

1. A method for synthesizing high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder comprising steps of:(1) mixing zirconium source and silicon source material and the carbon source, adding deionized water and dispersing agent and mix grinding to obtain aqueous slurries; wherein the zirconium source and silicon source material is zirconium silicate only or zirconium silicate with one or both of zirconium oxide or silica sol, and the carbon source material is sucrose or glucose;
(2) adding a gel material of the acrylamide monomer and N,N?-methylene diacrylamide cross-linking agent into the aqueous slurries obtained in the step (1); mix grinding to obtain gelation aqueous slurries;
(3) gel solidifying the aqueous slurries in situ;
(4) dewatering drying in an oven and performing pre-carbonizing treatment, then sending into a carbon-pipe heating furnace to perform a carbothermal reduction synthesis reaction to obtain a microcrystalline structure ZrC—SiC composite powder;
(5) grinding for dispersing and disintegrating treatment, drying to obtain the high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder.

US Pat. No. 10,364,188

COMPOSITION FOR REFRACTORY MATERIAL

BOTTEGA DEL FUOCO DI DAVO...

1. A composition for a refractory material comprising a base mixture having a composition as follows (mol %):SiO2 between 69% and 73%;
Al2O3 between 22% and 28%;
TiO2 between 0.4% and 1%;
Fe2O3 between 0.2% and 1%;
CaO between 0.1% and 1%;
MgO between 0.1% and 1%;
K2O between 0.5% and 2%; and
Na2O between 0.1% and 0.5%;and comprising a filler mixture which comprises at least one of: a schamotte or a smelting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,364,186

DRY MORTAR MIXTURE WITH GRAINS OF EXPANDED GLASS

CEVES-VERGEER BV, Devent...

1. A dry mortar mixture comprising:a glass granulate comprising a glass mixture of expanded glass beads, said glass granulate having a grain size with a discontinuous grain distribution d/D 0/4, such that said glass granulate has grains of at least 0 and at most 4.0 millimeter diameter; and
stone granules comprising a dust free binding mixture of hydraulic binders and sand,
wherein:
said glass granulate is mixed in a ratio of between 1:1 and 1:3 with said stone granules, said stone granules being in a weight ratio of between 1:2 and 1:4; and
wherein for the glass mixture:
the d/D fractions 0.5/1.0 and 2.0/4.0 are present while the fractions 0.25/0.5 and 1.0/2.0 are absent, such that for the glass mixture all grain sizes between 1.0 and 2.0 mm are absent,
the grain size distribution is around an average, so that an open structure is obtained, and
a fraction relates to an undivided group of grain sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,364,171

PARTIAL BED BACKWASHING FOR PACKED BED REACTOR

BL Technologies, Inc., M...

1. A reactor comprising,a media bed comprising a denitrification zone above a selenium reducing zone; and,
a fluid injection system with one or more outlets located within the media bed
wherein at least part of the denitrification zone is located above the one or more outlets that are located within the media bed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,162

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING SALT-CONTAINING GLYCERIN WASTEWATER

National Tsing Hua Univer...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,159

PROCESS AND SYSTEMS FOR REGENERATING ALKALI PROCESS STREAMS

GRAYMONT WESTERN US INC.,...

10. A system comprising:an ore supply system;
an oxidizing agent supply system;
a pH modifier supply system configured to supply alkali metal- or alkali earth metal-containing compounds;
an oxidizer system in communication with the ore supply system, the oxidizing agent supply system, and the pH modifier supply system, the oxidizer system configured to oxidize sulfidic ore;
a first separation system in communication with the oxidizer system and configured to receive solid oxidized ore and aqueous sulfates from the oxidizer system and configured to separate the solid oxidized ore from the aqueous sulfates;
a regeneration system in communication with the first separation system and configured to receive at least a portion of the aqueous sulfates, the regeneration system in communication with a lime supply system and configured to react the aqueous sulfates with calcium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, or both from the lime supply system, and thereby form solid calcium sulfate and additional hydroxide;
a second separation system in communication with the regeneration system and configured to separate the solid calcium sulfate from the additional hydroxide and any residual calcium hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide from the lime supply system;
a calcium removal system in communication with the second separation system, wherein the calcium removal system is configured to receive carbonate ion-generating compounds and produce a mixed solution; and
a recycle stream configured to recycle a portion of the mixed solution to the pH modifier supply system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,157

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,156

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing hydromagnesite from a source of magnesium chloride, comprising:a) preparing a first brine solution from said source of magnesium chloride, wherein said first brine solution comprises magnesium chloride and calcium chloride;
b) mixing a sulfate salt into said first brine solution capable of converting said calcium chloride into a calcium sulfate precipitate thereby forming said calcium sulfate precipitate and a second brine solution comprising magnesium chloride;
c) removing said calcium sulfate precipitate from said second brine solution;
d) ammoniating said second brine solution, after step c), at a temperature range of about 20° C. to about 60° C. to convert magnesium chloride at least partially into magnesium hydroxide and to form ammonium chloride; and
e) carbonating said magnesium hydroxide while maintaining the reaction temperature at about 20° C. to about 120° C. to form a hydromagnesite precipitate,
f) wherein said first brine solution contains from about 25% to about 35% by weight magnesium chloride in water,
g) wherein said mixing of said sulfate salt is carried out at a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,155

METHOD OF REMOVING HYDROUS SILICA FROM BENTONITE

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

1. A method of removing hydrous silica from bentonite, the method comprising:preparing a slurry by putting the bentonite and a sodium compound into distilled water or deionized water;
ultrasonicating the slurry;
diluting the ultrasonicated slurry by adding distilled water or deionized water;
centrifuging the diluted slurry; and
drying a supernatant obtained through the centrifugation,
wherein the sodium compound is added with a weight ratio in a range of 0.04 to 0.09 with respect to the bentonite,
the sodium compound is contained in the slurry at an amount greater than 90% of a cation exchange capacity (CEC) value (meq/100 g) of the bentonite,
the bentonite comprises Ca-bentonite, and the Ca-bentonite is converted to Na-bentonite using the sodium compound,
the centrifugation is performed at 10,000 rpm to 12,000 rpm for 30 min.

US Pat. No. 10,364,154

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO STRENGTHEN SAND PROPPANT

FORECASTER CHEMICALS, LLC...

1. A method of increasing the crush resistance of silica sand used as proppant to fracture hydrocarbon formations, the method including:washing silica sand having a preselected range of grain particle size in a washer to remove impurities;
exposing at least a portion of the washed silica sand to electromagnetic radiation for a period of time of at least thirty seconds, the electromagnetic radiation being generated from a local electromagnetic radiation source and having a frequency of between about 300 MHz and about 300 GHz;
adding the silica sand to a sand tumbler to be rotated, and
tumbling the silica sand in the sand tumbler for a period of at least about five minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,364,151

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CATALYST

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. Apparatus comprising:a decomposition chamber comprising an inlet arranged to receive high-concentration hydrogen peroxide; and
a catalyst disposed in the decomposition chamber to catalyse decomposition of the high-concentration hydrogen peroxide received through the inlet, the catalyst comprising an active layer on a carrier comprising gamma-phase alumina;
wherein the carrier further comprises aluminium and the gamma-phase alumina is disposed on the surface of the aluminium as a passivation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,364,148

NANOCOMPOSITE SYSTEM FOR SOLID HYDROGEN STORAGE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,136

VALVE DEVICE

GATE CFV SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A dispensing device with a housing, the housing comprising:a CF valve configured to interact with an inlet stream, the inlet stream having a first pressure, the valve having an outlet area with an outlet stream, the outlet stream having a second pressure;
a solenoid configured to interact with the outlet stream; and
wherein the CF Valve is configured to maintain a relative constant flow of fluid from a variable pressure fluid supply to a fluid outlet, the CF Valve including: a) a valve housing having an inlet port and an outlet port aligned in an axial manner and adapted to be connected to the variable pressure fluid supply and the fluid outlet; b) a diaphragm chamber interposed between the inlet port and the outlet port, the inlet port being separated from the diaphragm chamber by a barrier wall, the barrier wall having a first passageway extending therethrough from an inner side facing the diaphragm chamber to an outer side facing the inlet port; c) a cup contained within the diaphragm chamber, the cup having a cylindrical side wall extending from a bottom wall facing the outlet port circular rim surrounding an open mouth facing the inner side of the barrier wall, the cylindrical side wall and the bottom wall of the cup being spaced in an inward direction from adjacent interior surfaces of the valve housing to define a second passageway connecting the diaphragm chamber to the outlet port; d) a resilient disc-shaped diaphragm closing the open mouth of the cup, the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm being supported by the circular rim and having a peripheral flange overlapping the cylindrical side wall; e) a piston assembly secured to a center of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm, the piston assembly having a cap on one side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm facing the inner side of the barrier wall, and a base suspended from an opposite side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm and projecting into the interior of the cup; f) a stem projecting from the cap through the first passageway in the barrier wall to terminate in a valve head, the valve head and the outer side of the barrier wall being configured to define a control orifice connecting the inlet port to the diaphragm chamber via the first passageway; and g) a spring device in the cup coacting with the base of the piston assembly for urging in a resilient manner the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm into a closed position against the inner side of the barrier wall to thereby prevent fluid flow from the inlet port via the first passageway into the diaphragm chamber, the spring device being responsive to fluid pressure above a predetermined level applied to the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm via the inlet port and the first passageway by accommodating movement of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm away from the inner side of the barrier wall, with the valve head on the stem being moved to adjust a size of the control orifice, thereby maintaining the relative constant flow of fluid from the inlet port through the first passageway and the second passageway to the outlet port for delivery to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,364,135

PROTECTION BUMPER FOR A VEHICLE HANDLING FORK

S.A.S. OF LUXEMBURG, Lux...

1. A protection bumper for a vehicle handling fork, comprising:a bumper portion includes a horizontal side, a vertical side and an angled side, said bumper portion is fabricated from a resilient material;
a retainer strip is attached to a vertical portion of a fork member of the vehicle handling fork; and
an attachment bracket is attached to said bumper portion such that a gap is created between said vertical side of said bumper portion and an inside surface of said attachment bracket, wherein said gap is sized to receive said retainer strip, said retainer strip retains said bumper portion relative to the vertical portion, one side of said retainer strip is in contact with said bumper portion, an opposing side of said retainer strip is in contact with said attachment bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,364,133

WHEELED CABINET MOUNTED CRANE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,120

WINDING MACHINE FOR SPOOLS OF WEB MATERIAL AND METHOD

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

1. A machine for forming spools of web material, comprising:an unwinding section for unwinding parent reels of web material;
at least one winding station, comprising a winding device, to which a longitudinal strip of web material is fed, and where a respective spool of web material is formed;
a control unit configured to control the winding speed of the longitudinal strip in the winding station;wherein the control unit is configured to perform an acceleration cycle in order to accelerate the winding of the longitudinal strip, comprising at least a step of gradually increasing the feeding speed of the longitudinal strip, wherein the feeding speed is linked to the diameter of the spool; and wherein the winding device of the winding station comprises a winding mandrel provided with a rotation movement around a rotation axis and with a reciprocating translation movement in a direction parallel to the rotation axis, so as to helically wind the longitudinal strip around the winding mandrel and to form a helically wound spool.

US Pat. No. 10,364,118

SHEET POST-PROCESSING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A sheet post-processing apparatus comprising:a sheet discharge tray that stacks sheets;
a drive motor that raises and lowers the sheet discharge tray;
a power transmission breaker that is capable of cutting off power transmission from the drive motor to the sheet discharge tray when an upward external force is applied to the sheet discharge tray;
a first power transmitter that transmits power from the drive motor to the power transmission breaker;
a second power transmitter that transmits power from the power transmission breaker to the sheet discharge tray; and
a load reducer connected to the first power transmitter and configured to provide a reverse load to the sheet discharge tray in a reverse direction to the load generated on the sheet discharge tray due to stacking of the sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,364,113

APPARATUS FOR WINDING A WEB OF PAPER MATERIAL AND A METHOD OF REMOVING DUST

VALMET AKTIEBOLAG, Sunds...

1. An apparatus (1) for winding a web of paper material into a roll (2), the apparatus (1) comprising:a rotatably mounted reel spool (3) onto which a paper web can be wound to create a roll (2) of increasing diameter;
an endless flexible belt (5) which is permeable to air and supported by a plurality of support rolls (12) for rotation along a predetermined path of travel such that the endless flexible belt (5) forms a loop and wherein the predetermined path of travel is defined by the path of the endless flexible belt (5) around the support rolls (12), the endless flexible belt (5) being positioned adjacent to the reel spool (3) to engage the web against the reel spool (3) during winding such that the endless flexible belt (5) is deflected from the predetermined path of travel by an amount relative to the amount of paper wound on the reel spool (3), the endless flexible belt (5) having a web-contacting side (6) that contacts the paper on the reel spool (3) during winding and an inner side (7) facing away from the paper on the reel spool (3);
a deflection sensor (8) mounted adjacent to the endless flexible belt (5), the deflection sensor (8) being arranged to measure the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5) from the predetermined path of travel;
an actuator (9) for positioning the reel spool (3) and the endless flexible belt (5) relative to each other to vary the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5);
a controller (10) connected to the deflection sensor (8) and the actuator (9) for controlling the amount of deflection of the endless flexible belt (5) as the roll (2) increases in diameter;
a device generating underpressure located inside the loop of the endless flexible belt and arranged to create an underpressure on the inside of the loop such that a paper web travelling on the endless flexible belt (5) towards the rotatably mounted spool (3) will be drawn against the endless flexible belt (5); and
at least one cleaning device (11), which cleaning device comprises at least one air nozzle and which cleaning device is arranged to be capable of blowing pressurized air against at least one of the two sides (6, 7) of the endless flexible belt (5),
wherein the at least one cleaning device (11) is arranged to blow air against the web-contacting side (6) of the endless flexible belt (5) at a point where the endless flexible belt (5) is not in contact with the paper material such that dust particles will be removed from the surface of the web-contacting side (6) of the endless flexible belt (5).

US Pat. No. 10,364,091

DISPENSING HEAD FOR AEROSOL CONTAINER PROVIDED WITH BLOCKING MEANS

LINDAL FRANCE SAS, Briey...

1. A dispensing head for an aerosol container provided with a valve, said dispensing head comprising:a cover, and
an actuating member fastened to the cover, wherein the actuating member is provided with a push button which can be moved between a non-depressed rest position and a depressed actuating position,
wherein the push button is provided with an outlet conduit for a product to be removed, a first portion of the outlet conduit having a first end provided with a connection intended to cooperate with a valve of an aerosol container and a second portion of the outlet conduit having a second end being intended to spray the product into the environment,
wherein the actuating member is provided with a blocking element which is pivotable about an axis of rotation between an unlocked position in which the blocking element does not block the movement of the push button relative to the cover and a locked position in which the blocking element blocks the push button in the rest position by preventing the push button from going into the actuating position, and
wherein the axis of rotation of the blocking element is located at a distance from and parallel to an axis of the first portion of the outlet conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,088

TAPE HOLDING INFORMATION CARDS AND BLISTER AND AN INFORMATION CARD FOR USE WITH SUCH TAPE

PL2M B.V., Riethoven (NL...

1. A tape assembly comprising:an elongate tape having a longitudinal axis;
a plurality of elongate-shaped information cards, each information card having edges and divided in two halves, a first half and a second half, with a hole arranged in the first half; and
a plurality of blisters, each blister having a cavity holding an item, each blister affixed to a respective first half of an information card such that the cavity is in alignment with the hole and the hole allows access to the respective cavity of the blister;
wherein the second half of each information card is provided with information relating to the item in the cavity of the blister affixed to the first half of the same information card, the second half of each information card being without a blister;
wherein, in the longitudinal direction of the tape, the information cards are affixed to the tape in a repetitive pattern, wherein two adjacent information cards are always at a distance from each other, separated one from the other by a separation portion of the tape, so that each information card is bordered, at two opposite card edges, by the respective separation portion of the tape;
wherein the tape is a folded tape such that:
the blisters of the tape assembly are arranged in a stack; and
each separation portion of the tape contains a fold, such that in respect to one information card, the two separation portions of the tape, one at each opposite card edge, are folded opposite from one another; and
wherein, for a set of consecutive, adjacent first and second information cards, the first half of the first information cards is always aligned with the second half of the second information card, and the second half the first information card is always aligned with the first half of the second information card.

US Pat. No. 10,364,087

CONTAINER WITH AN INNER BAG

GAPLAST GMBH, Altenau (D...

1. A container comprising a substantially rigid outer container and a readily deformable inner bag, wherein the outer container and the inner bag are comprised of different thermoplastic plastic materials such that the outer container and the inner bag do not undergo a weld connection with one another, with a container opening and at least one pressure balancing opening in the wall of the outer container for balancing the pressure in the gap between the outer container and the inner bag when the inner bag contracts, wherein integrated into a layer of the inner bag, which is directed towards the outer container, and/or into a layer of the outer container, which is directed towards the inner bag, are microbodies, of a material which does not melt during the manufacture of the container, which produce irregularities on the surface of the bag layer and/or the container layer into which the microbodies are integrated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,083

BREAK-OFF SPOUT, POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, FOOD OR BEVERAGE IN POUCH HAVING A BREAK-OFF SPOUT, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

Orihiro Engineering Co., ...

1. A break-off spout comprising:a spout main body having
a tube having a channel that passes through its center and
a break-off section that is formed at a tip of the tube via a weakened section and that is integrated with the tube, a tip of the channel being closed by the break-off section; and
a cover that covers an outer periphery of the tube of the spout main body at a tip side of the tube; wherein
a protruding annular section is provided at a tip side of the break-off section;
a through-hole is formed in the annular section, wherein the through-hole communicates with the channel and is open at a tip side of the annular section;
the cover consists of a pair of cover members that are formed in a state in which the cover members are divided into left and right parts, and each of the cover members is integrated with the spout main body via a hinge section that is provided below the weakened section;
the pair of cover members are both provided with engagement parts that mutually engage and secure with each other, and the cover members are formed in a shape to cover a portion of the spout main body when cover members are folded upward and secured to each other to form a unified cover, the portion being above the hinge sections and including the break-off section; and
insertion ports are provided at tip sides of the pair of cover members, wherein the insertion ports allow insertion of deformation means that deforms the annular section and blocks the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,364,080

CAN CARRIER

ROBERTS PLYPRO INC., Cha...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,078

PRECISION SCORED WRAPPER FOR IN HOME USE

Sonoco Development, Inc.,...

1. A wrapped article comprising:a two-dimensional, flexible wrapper for wrapping the article, the wrapper comprising:
a bottom layer of flexible film having a perimeter, a rectangular central portion and one or more die cuts formed in the bottom layer which divide the central portion from one or more bottom layer peripheral portions;
a top layer of flexible film comprising a central portion and a peripheral portion that is coextensive with the one or more bottom layer peripheral portions; and
an adhesive layer disposed between the bottom layer and the top layer, the adhesive layer comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive located between the top peripheral portion and the one or more bottom peripheral portions so as to removably adhere the one or more bottom layer peripheral portions to the top layer peripheral portion, the adhesive layer further comprising a permanent adhesive located between the bottom layer central portion and the top layer central portion; wherein the wrapper is folded and pressed together in a manner to form a fin seal and two end seals.

US Pat. No. 10,364,066

VENTILATED CONTAINER APPARATUS

MASTRONARDI PRODUCE, LTD....

1. A container comprising:a first containment member having a bottom, a pair of lower sidewalls, at least one aperture formed in at least one of the bottom and the pair of lower sidewalls, and a pair of lower end walls, the bottom, the pair of lower sidewalls and the pair of lower end walls being integrally connected wherein an edge of the pair of lower sidewalls and the pair of lower end walls extend outwardly to form a lower flange;
a second containment member having a top, a pair of upper sidewalls, at least one aperture formed in at least one of the top and the pair of upper sidewalls, and a pair of upper end walls, the top, the pair of upper sidewalls and the pair of upper end walls being integrally connected wherein an edge of the pair of upper sidewalls and the pair of upper end walls extend outwardly to form an upper flange; and
a locking mechanism;
wherein the lower flange includes a plurality of lower wall members, separated by a first plurality of lower ventilation apertures, extending around a perimeter of the lower flange and adapted for placing a first sealing film over the plurality of lower wall members for covering the opening to the first containment member so as to package an edible food product within the first containment member;
wherein the upper flange includes a plurality of upper wall members, separated by a first plurality of upper ventilation apertures, extending around a perimeter of the upper flange and adapted for placing a second sealing film over the plurality of upper wall members for covering the opening to the second containment member so as to package an edible food product within the second containment member; and
wherein the locking mechanism is configured to connect the first containment member to the second containment member such that the first sealing film faces the second sealing film.

US Pat. No. 10,364,062

CHILD-PROOF CONTAINERS AND RELATED METHODS

I.G.B. S.r.l., Milan (IT...

1. A child-proof container, comprising:a housing defining an inner volume configured to house a product, the housing including a plurality of lateral walls defining an opening delimited by an edge and configured to communicate the inner volume of the housing with an external environment;
a closure, connected to the edge, and movable with respect to the housing, the closure being configured to define a closed configuration in which the inner volume of the housing cannot communicate with the external environment and configured to define an open configuration in which the inner volume of the housing can communicate with the external environment, the closure comprising a tab having a closing portion connected to the edge of the housing and movable with respect to the housing, the tab further comprising an inserting portion configured to be inserted inside of the inner volume of the housing in the closed configuration of the closure; and
a safety device, comprising:
a first hooking portion carried by the tab,
a second hooking portion connected to the housing and configured to cooperate with the first hooking portion, the first and second hooking portions being configured to stably engage each other in the closed configuration of the closure to effect a safety configuration that prevents unintentional opening of the closure from the closed configuration,
wherein the closure defines a slit by which the closure can be opened from the safety configuration,
wherein the first and second hooking portions are configured to reversibly engage such that the closure can be switched back and forth between the open and safety configurations, and
wherein the child-proof container further comprising an opening device configured to be inserted into the slit to disengage the first and second hooking portions from each other to enable the closure to be opened from the safety configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,047

APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATING CURVED SHEETS USING MAGNETIC MEMBERS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for manipulating a plurality of curved sheets, wherein the plurality of curved sheets comprises a first curved sheet and a second curved sheet, wherein the first curved sheet comprises a first upper surface, a first lower surface, and a first edge, and wherein the second curved sheet comprises a second upper surface, a second lower surface, and a second edge, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
first holders extending from the housing in a first direction, wherein the first holders are configured to be removably coupled to the first upper surface of the first curved sheet, and wherein the first holders are individually movable along the first direction to position the first curved sheet such that the first upper surface is coextensive with a first portion of a virtual arcuate surface;
second holders extending from the housing in a second direction, wherein the second holders are configured to be removably coupled to the second upper surface of the second curved sheet, and wherein the second holders are individually movable along the second direction to position the second curved sheet such that the second upper surface is coextensive with a second portion of the virtual arcuate surface and such that the second edge is abutting the first edge;
a carriage disposed in a facing relationship with the first lower surface of the first curved sheet and the second lower surface of the second curved sheet, wherein the carriage is operable to move along the first edge and the second edge of the first curved sheet and the second curved sheet when the first edge and the second edge are abutting one another;
a processing station coupled to the carriage, wherein the processing station is movable with the carriage, and wherein the processing station comprises a welding apparatus operable to weld the first edge and the second edge as the carriage moves along the first edge of the first curved sheet and along the second edge of the second curved sheet when the first edge and the second edge are abutting one another;
a first magnetic member, configured to be positioned on the first upper surface of the first curved sheet adjacent the first edge;
a second magnetic member coupled to the carriage, wherein the second magnetic member magnetically couples to the first magnetic member when the first magnetic member is positioned on the first upper surface of the first curved sheet, and wherein the second magnetic member is movable with the carriage;
a third magnetic member, configured to be positioned on the second upper surface of the second curved sheet adjacent the second edge, and
a fourth magnetic member coupled to the carriage, wherein the fourth magnetic member magnetically couples to the third magnetic member when the third magnetic member is positioned on the second upper surface of the second curved sheet, and wherein the fourth magnetic member is movable with the carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,033

TABLE APPARATUS

ADIENT AEROSPACE LLC, Ki...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,032

OVERHEAD LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT FOR AIRCRAFT

FACC AG, Ried im Innkrei...

1. An overhead luggage compartment for an aircraft, comprising a tray for accommodating pieces of luggage, which tray is pivotable about an axis of rotation between a closed position and an open position, and comprising a housing, which encloses the tray in the closed position and has devices arranged thereon for fastening to a supporting structure of the aircraft, and a suspension device for a passenger service unit, and comprising a closure element for holding the tray in the closed position, wherein the housing is formed by two frame parts arranged lateral to the tray, which frame parts are connected to each other by means of cross-braces, and the fastening devices and the suspension device for the passenger service unit and at least one stop element for limiting the open position of the tray are arranged on the frame parts.

US Pat. No. 10,364,003

HYBRID FIXED/FLOATING MARINE STRUCTURES

CMI LIMITED CO., Mariett...

1. A marine structure comprising:a buoyant deck configured to float on a body of liquid defining a liquid surface, the liquid surface defining a variable level and being subject to longer-term variation between an upper level and a lower level, the liquid surface also being subject to shorter-term fluctuations in level; and
at least one hydraulic damper in operative engagement with the buoyant deck, the at least one hydraulic damper configured to allow the buoyant deck to move up and down in response to the longer-term variation of the liquid surface level, but to resist movement of the buoyant deck in response to the shorter-term fluctuations in level;
wherein a portion of the at least one hydraulic damper is submerged in the body of liquid; and
wherein the at least one hydraulic damper receives liquid from and expels liquid to the body of liquid; and
further comprising at least one piling, wherein the buoyant deck is coupled to the piling to retain the buoyant deck in fixed position horizontally and allow movement of the buoyant deck vertically relative to the piling, and wherein the at least one hydraulic damper is positioned within the at least one piling.

US Pat. No. 10,363,998

AQUATIC VESSEL AND PADDLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KAISHA, ...

10. A paddle comprising:a shaft;
a first blade disposed at a first end of the shaft; and
a control module disposed on the shaft, the control module including a controller and a wireless communication device that is configured to wirelessly transmit control signals to an external device and wirelessly receive control signals from the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,363,995

BEARING SYSTEM FOR TURRET ON A VESSEL

Framo Engineering AS, (N...

1. A bearing system configured to support rotation of a turret carried by a vessel, the rotating of the turret relative to said vessel being about a substantially vertical turret axis and the turret having a bearing surface, the bearing system comprising:a plurality of bearing assemblies, each of which comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner box movably disposed within the outer housing;
a roller coupled to the inner box and in contact with said turret bearing surface;
a linkage system configured to transmit force from said bearing surface toward said roller into a supporting structure of said vessel, the linkage system comprising one or more linkage elements configured to allow freedom of movement of linkage elements in directions parallel to the turret axis in a location contacted by said roller, wherein the one or more linkage elements comprises:
a spring shaft mounted to the inner box that extends parallel to the turret axis;
a spring rod that extends perpendicularly to the turret axis;
a rod end coupled to the spring rod, wherein the spring shaft is received through the rod end;
a first spherical bearing disposed between the spring shaft and the rod end; and
a second spherical bearing disposed about the spring rod; and
a mounting system configured to securely mount said bearing assembly to said supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,994

ONE-SIDED CANTILEVERED WATERCRAFT CANOPY

Designer Direct, Inc., D...

1. A cantilevered canopy structure, comprising:(a) at least one vertical support;
(b) each said at least one vertical support comprising a first upper support joint and a second upper support joint;
(c) at least one first horizontal support;
(d) at least one second horizontal support;
(e) said first horizontal support being directly affixed to and supported by at least one of said at least one vertical support at said first upper support joint;
(f) said second horizontal support being directly affixed to and supported by at least one of said at least one vertical support at said second upper support joint;
(g) at least one cantilever support;
(h) said at least one cantilever support being directly affixed to and supported by both at least one of said at least one first horizontal support and at least one of said at least one second horizontal support;
(i) at least one horizontal frame member;
(j) said at least one horizontal frame member being affixed to and supported by at least one of said at least one cantilever support at a cantilever frame joint;
(k) said first upper support joint being distal, in a first direction, from an axial line of said at least one vertical support;
(l) said second upper support joint being distal, in a second direction, from said axial line, said first direction and said second direction being opposed such that said first direction and said second direction are both aligned in a transverse dimension of said cantilevered canopy structure and said at least one vertical support is physically aligned in said transverse dimension; and
(m) said at least one horizontal frame member being located farther distally, in said first direction from said axial line than said first horizontal support
(n) said least one vertical support comprises a vertical member, a first vertical cantilever member, and a second vertical cantilever member;
(o) said vertical member comprising a vertical member upper joint;
(p) said first vertical cantilever member and said second vertical cantilever member being slidably-lockably affixed to said vertical member at said vertical member upper joint so as to be adjustable in a substantially vertical dimension;
(q) said first vertical cantilever member being slidably-lockably and rotatably-lockably affixed to said first upper support joint;
(r) said second vertical cantilever member being rotatably-lockably affixed to said second upper support joint; and
(s) said first upper support joint being vertically higher than said second upper support joint.

US Pat. No. 10,363,993

RETRACTABLE WING

SEABUBBLES, Paris (FR)

13. A watercraft comprising a hull, wherein said hull acting together with a retractable load bearing wing, said load-bearing wing comprisinga first support leg, a first end of which acts together with the hull of the watercraft and a second end of which supports a first load bearing plane, wherein said first load bearing plane and said first support leg act together through an articulated connection having a degree of freedom in rotation about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis passing through said ends of said first support leg, enabling said load-bearing plane to fold parallel to said longitudinal axis, and the watercraft comprising a thrust unit comprising a motor driven propeller, movably mounted on a vertical support, acting together with the hull along a sliding connection at the stern of the craft so that the immersed part of the thrust unit can be retracted; and
wherein the first load-bearing plane has a center of hydrodynamic pressure located on said longitudinal axis of said first support leg, while the axis about which the articulated connection has a degree of freedom in rotation is offset in relation to said longitudinal axis of said first support leg and to said center of hydrodynamic pressure of the load-bearing plane.

US Pat. No. 10,363,989

DUAL PURPOSE CYCLE

CHERUB CYCLE ENTERPRISE C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,982

BICYCLE SEAT BAG ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Revelate Designs LLC, An...

1. A bicycle seat-mountable storage system, comprising:a storage bag;
a rigid mounting base attached to the storage bag and including one or more elongate hollow retaining sleeves;
a clamp apparatus including:
a fixed member having a proximal side defining a long axis and shaped to rest against a pair of bicycle saddle rails in a stable configuration when compressed against the rails, and a distal side including a pair of protrusions extending away from the proximal side with an aperture formed in each protrusion, wherein the apertures are aligned with each other and collectively define an axis parallel to the long axis of the proximal side;
a pair of cantilever arms which are rotatable between a mounting position in which the cantilever arms are configured to fit between the saddle rails and a clamping position in which the cantilever arms are configured to overlap the saddle rails, and
one or more adjustment members configured to adjust a distance between the cantilever arms and the fixed member and thereby to selectively clamp the saddle rails between the cantilever arms and the fixed member; and
an elongate rigid pin configured to be passed through the apertures of the fixed member and one of the retaining sleeves of the mounting base, thereby attaching the storage bag to the clamp apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,363,980

BICYCLE CONTROLLING DEVICE

TIEN HSIN INDUSTRIES CO.,...

1. A bicycle controlling device, comprising:a height adjusting assembly, comprising an outer tube, an inner tube and a switch, wherein the inner tube is inserted into the outer tube; the switch can be switched between a first state and a second state; the inner tube is movably correspond to the outer tube at the first state, while the inner tube is not movably correspond to the outer tube at the second state;
a lifting controller, comprising a lifting operation interface and a first wireless communication unit, wherein the lifting operation interface is operated by a user to generate a lifting control signal, and the lifting control signal is emitted by the first wireless communication unit;
a shifting controller, comprising a shifting operation interface and a second wireless communication unit, wherein the shifting operation interface is operated by the user to generate a shifting control signal, and the shifting control signal is emitted by the second wireless communication unit;
an electric rear derailleur, comprising a movable portion, a chain shifter connected to the movable portion, and a first motor, wherein the first motor is adapted to drive the movable portion to move the chain shifter between a plurality of positions; and
a seat height controller, comprising a wireless signal receiver, a control circuit, and a second motor; wherein the second motor is connected to the switch of the height adjusting assembly with a mechanical driving relation which drives the switch to adjust between the first state and the second state;
wherein, the wireless signal receiver is electrically connected to the control circuit, and the control circuit is electrically connected with the first motor and the second motor; and the control circuit is adapted to receive and transmit a control signal generated by the first wireless communication unit or the second wireless communication unit, and correspondingly control an operation of the first motor or the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,363,975

INSERT WITH INTEGRATED FASTENER

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. An insert comprising a generally flat carrier having a first face and an opposing second face that each terminate at a peripheral edge, wherein the carrier includes:i) a thermally expandable polymeric material on at least a portion of one of the first or second faces; and
ii) a plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments that project outwardly from the peripheral edge and include one or more free ends located at an end projection that extend substantially parallel to the peripheral edge,
wherein the carrier is free of hinges; and
wherein the insert is free of any thermally expandable polymeric material in contact with the peripheral edge of the carrier prior to expansion of the thermally expandable polymeric material; and
wherein a portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covers the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments and the portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covering the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments is coextensive with the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments.

US Pat. No. 10,363,974

CONTAINER APPARATUS INCLUDING A SANDWICH STRUCTURE

Celltech Metals Inc., Se...

1. A transportation container apparatus comprising:at least one core sheet including alternating peaks and valleys, raised ridges spanning between adjacent of the peaks, top lands of the peaks being larger than the ridges;
outer sheets attached to and sandwiching the at least one core sheet therebetween, the outer sheets spanning across the peaks and valleys of the at least one core sheet;
a connector attached to and located at least partially between the outer sheets, the connector being elongated to extend at least a majority of a width or length of the outer sheets;
a trailer floor attached on top of an uppermost one of the outer sheets; and
a fastener securing the floor to the uppermost outer sheet, the uppermost outer sheet being metal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,964

STAY DROP-OFF STRUCTURE IN CASE OF IMPACT LOAD INPUT

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

1. A stay drop-off structure in case of impact load input for causing a stay to drop from a first structure or a second structure of a vehicle upon input of an impact load into the vehicle, the first structure and the second structure being coupled to each other by the stay, whereinthe stay includes
a first-bolt hole portion situated on one end side of the stay in an axial direction thereof and fastened to the first structure by a first bolt,
a second-bolt hole portion situated on an opposite end side of the stay in the axial direction and fastened to the second structure by a second bolt,
a recessed portion disposed between the first-bolt hole portion and the second-bolt hole portion and recessed downward, and
a cutout portion being continuous with the first-bolt hole portion and formed by cutting out apart of the recessed portion,
a dimension of the recessed portion in a depth direction thereof is equal to or larger than a dimension of a head portion of the first bolt in a height direction thereof,
a widthwise dimension of the cutout portion in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the stay is set to be smaller than a largest outer diameter of the head portion of the first bolt, and
the head portion of the first bolt is provided such that, when an impact load is input to the vehicle, the head portion of the first bolt is capable of passing through the cutout portion deformed by the input of the impact load and entering the recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,963

FLOOR BRACE FASTENING STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A floor brace fastening structure comprising:a floor brace that is configured to extend toward a vehicle lower side from an instrument panel reinforcement provided at a front portion of a passenger compartment;
a vehicle floor to which the floor brace is fastened using a fastener; and
a reinforcing member that is formed of a material with a higher coefficient of extension than a material that forms the floor brace, the reinforcing member being attached to the floor brace and being fastened to the vehicle floor using the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,363,960

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSISTING A MANEUVERING PROCESS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for assisting an automated maneuvering process of a motor vehicle, comprising:autonomously driving the motor vehicle during a maneuver from a first position into a target position along a first trajectory, the first trajectory selected based on a predefined criterion from a multiplicity of possible trajectories between the first position and the target position;
monitoring a second trajectory from the multiplicity of possible trajectories based on the predefined criterion while the motor vehicle is autonomously driven along the first trajectory; and
autonomously driving the motor vehicle along the second trajectory during the maneuver in response to a distance between the first trajectory and the second trajectory exceeding a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,363,957

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRIC MOTOR

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A control device tor an electric motor which includes a plurality of energization systems each including an inverter and coils corresponding to different phases, and which generates a steering assist force in an electric power steering system, the control device comprising:a failure diagnostic unit which diagnoses whether the inverter in any of the energization systems has failed: and
an output correcting unit configured to lower an output limit value for the inverter in each of the energization systems in accordance with a rise in a temperature related to the inverter so that a total output limit value for limiting a total output is limited, the total output limit value being the sum of the output limit values for the inverters, the total output being the sum of outputs from the inverters, wherein
when a failure-positive diagnosis is made in which the failure diagnostic unit diagnoses the inverters in one or some of the energization systems as having failed, the output correcting unit reduces an output of each of failing inverters to a value greater than zero, which are diagnosed as having failed, while raising the output limit value for a normally operating inverter, which is diagnosed as having not failed, so as not to change the total output limit value, and
from when steering operation is performed after the failure-positive diagnosis, the output correcting unit lowers the raised output limit value for the normally operating inverter in accordance with a rise in the temperature related to the normally operating inverter so that the output of the normally operating inverter is limited.

US Pat. No. 10,363,941

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

Polaris Industries Inc., ...

1. A power steering method for a vehicle, the method including:detecting, by a controller of a power steering system, a selected gear of a transmission of the vehicle and an engine speed of the vehicle;
detecting a ground speed of the vehicle;
determining an error corresponding to the ground speed of the vehicle;
determining, by the controller, a power steering assist level based on the selected gear of the transmission, a user torque input to a steering assembly of the vehicle, the error corresponding to the detected ground speed, and the engine speed of the vehicle; and
outputting, by the power steering system, steering torque assistance to the steering assembly of the vehicle based on the power steering assist level.

US Pat. No. 10,363,938

AUTHENTICATION USING ELECTROMAGNET SIGNAL DETECTION

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

1. A vehicle, comprising:at least one motor being configured for selective mechanical coupling with at least one drive wheel of the vehicle; and
a motor controller that provides a motor control signal to the at least one motor or an electrical component connected to the at least one motor, wherein the motor controller further utilizes the at least one motor to transmit an electromagnetic signal to a receiver system, and wherein the motor controller comprises a motor speed controller that selectively adjusts a rotational speed of the at least one motor thereby causing the at least one motor to emit the electromagnetic signal at a predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,363,931

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD AND VEHICLE CONTROL PROGRAM

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

1. A vehicle control device comprising:a peripheral condition recognizer configured to recognize peripheral conditions around a vehicle,
a gradient traveling controller configured to control traveling of the vehicle and to thereby suppress an acceleration caused by a down gradient when the vehicle travels on the down gradient,
a following traveling controller configured to control the traveling of the vehicle to maintain a predetermined distance from a preceding vehicle recognized by the peripheral condition recognizer to the vehicle, and
a receiver configured to receive at least one instruction to switch an operation of the gradient traveling controller and the following traveling controller to an ON state or an OFF state,
wherein the operation of the following traveling controller is performed with a higher priority than the gradient travelling controller, regardless of whether any preceding vehicle is present in front of the vehicle, in a case where at least one instruction to set the operation of both the gradient traveling controller and the following traveling controller to the ON state is received by the receiver, and the vehicle travels on the down gradient.

US Pat. No. 10,363,926

CONTROLLER FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE

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

1. A controller for a vehicle, comprising:an electronic control unit configured to:
perform a failure diagnosis of an internal combustion engine system of the vehicle while an internal combustion engine of the internal combustion engine system is in operation;
operate the internal combustion engine in a charge depleting mode operation in which an electric motor mainly moves the vehicle while the internal combustion engine is not run only for charging a battery that is configured to supply electric power to the electric motor and to be charged by at least one of the internal combustion engine and an external power supply;
run the internal combustion engine if a predetermined condition is satisfied in the charge depleting mode operation; and
continue running the internal combustion engine in order to perform the failure diagnosis even if the predetermined condition is unsatisfied while the internal combustion engine is run in the charge depleting mode operation,
wherein the failure diagnosis includes a normal operation diagnosis to be performed after completion of warm-up of the internal combustion engine with an output torque of the internal combustion engine set at a normal operation target torque which is larger than an output torque during the warm-up,
wherein the electronic control unit is configured to calculate an output current integrated value by integrating output current values of the battery at constant time intervals from a time when a stop condition is satisfied while the normal operation diagnosis is being performed, the stop condition is satisfied when an upper limit value of output torque of the internal combustion engine becomes smaller than the normal operation target torque, and
wherein the normal operation diagnosis is performed in a condition that:
a predetermined resumption permission time has passed since the stop condition is satisfied; and
the output current integrated value reaches a predetermined resumption permission current threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,363,925

METHOD FOR DETECTING LEAKS IN AN INTAKE MANIFOLD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for a camless engine, comprising:generating a vacuum in an intake manifold of the camless engine as the camless engine spins to rest;
isolating the intake manifold from atmosphere by closing each intake valve of each cylinder of the camless engine after the vacuum in the intake manifold exceeds a vacuum threshold;
indicating a leak in the intake manifold when the vacuum decreases to lower than a threshold level; and
applying leftover vacuum from the intake manifold to test a fuel system for leaks, the fuel system coupled to the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,363,922

CONTROL APPARATUS OF HYBRID VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO ...

1. A control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle, the hybrid vehicle including a driving motor, a battery for supplying electric power to the driving motor, an engine, and a generator driven by the engine for supplying electric power at least to the battery,the control apparatus adapted to control the hybrid vehicle and comprising:
a temperature detector which detects a temperature of an exhaust purification catalyst provided in the engine;
an output power detector which detects an upper limit output power of the battery;
a required output detector which detects a required output required of the vehicle; and
a selector which selects a travel mode of the vehicle in accordance with the required output,
wherein if the temperature of the exhaust purification catalyst is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature, the selector selects a first mode in which the engine is driven, when the required output is equal to or higher than a first determination threshold value set in accordance with the upper limit output power of the battery; or selects a second mode in which the vehicle travels, with the engine being stopped, when the required output is lower than the first determination threshold value, and
if the temperature of the exhaust purification catalyst is lower than the predetermined temperature, the selector selects the first mode when the required output is equal to or higher than the first determination threshold value; or selects the second mode when the required output is equal to or lower than a second determination threshold value which is lower than the first determination threshold value; or selects a specific mode in which the engine is driven under a predetermined load or lower when the required output is lower than the first determination threshold value and higher than the second determination threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,363,920

HYBRID VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:an engine including an exhaust system that includes a particulate matter filter, the particulate matter filter being configured to eliminate particulate matters;
a motor configured to output power for traveling of the hybrid vehicle;
a battery configured to exchange electric power with the motor; and
an electronic control unit configured to, when the electronic control unit determines that a vehicle speed of the hybrid vehicle is lower than a first predetermined vehicle speed, control the engine and the motor such that an intermittent operation of the engine is permitted and the hybrid vehicle travels with required power,
the electronic control unit being configured to inhibit the intermittent operation of the engine when the electronic control unit estimates that a deposition amount of particulate matters deposited on the particulate matter filter is equal to or greater than a first deposition amount, and determines that a state in which the vehicle speed is equal to or higher than a second predetermined vehicle speed and is lower than the first predetermined vehicle speed is continued for a first predetermined time, the second predetermined vehicle speed being lower than the first predetermined vehicle speed.