US Pat. No. 10,458,338

AERODERIVATIVE JET ENGINE ACCESSORY STARTER RELOCATION TO MAIN SHAFT—DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO HPC SHAFT

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine starting system, comprising:a shaft coupling a high pressure compressor and a turbine;
an annular housing extending circumferentially around the shaft, wherein the annular housing defines a compartment, and wherein the annular housing is located axially between the high pressure compressor and a low pressure compressor;
a flange extending radially outward from the annular housing for mounting the annular housing to a stationary wall;
an electric starter motor including a rotor and a stator, the rotor and stator positioned in the compartment; and
a collar rotatably coupled to the annular housing and selectively coupled to the electric starter motor such that the rotor and stator of the electric starter motor is positioned axially between the collar and the flange; the collar comprising a radially inner surface comprising a plurality of splines for engaging the shaft;
wherein the electric starter motor, when activated, rotates the collar, which rotates the shaft to start a gas turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,328

WELDED COMBUSTION PRESSURE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

1. A combustion pressure sensor comprising:a case member having an outer surface, an inner surface and a first joint surface on a side of a tip end and having an opening portion;
a pressure reception member on which a combustion pressure acts, the pressure reception member having a main surface, a depending flange extending from the main surface, the depending flange having an inner surface, an outer surface and a second joint surface;
a welding portion in which the first joint surface and the second joint surface are joined to each other;
a piezoelectric element which is stored in the case member and converts a pressing force based on the combustion pressure transmitted from the pressure reception member into a signal;
a clearance portion provided so as to form a gap between the first joint surface and the second joint surface; and
a projection extending from the first joint surface, the projection having a proximal end connected to the case member and a distal end spaced from the proximal end, an outer surface of the projection forming a bottom of the clearance portion and contacting the inner surface of the flange, the outer surface of the projection having a constant diameter,
wherein the welding portion is wider than the clearance portion so as to contact a top surface and side surfaces of the clearance portion, and
wherein the clearance portion is located between the welding portion and the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,327

FUEL INJECTION STRATEGIES IN OPPOSED-PISTON ENGINES WITH MULTIPLE FUEL INJECTORS

ACHATES POWER, INC., San...

1. A fuel injection means for injecting fuel into a cylinder of an opposed-piston engine, including:two fuel injectors disposed for direct side injection of fuel into a combustion chamber defined between end surfaces of a pair of opposed pistons as the pair of opposed pistons approach top dead center locations in the cylinder;
engine control means responsive to engine operating conditions for generating output control signals; and,
an injector driver responsive to the output control signals for generating first fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a first fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a first split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection and second fuel injector actuation signals operative to cause a second fuel injector of the two fuel injectors to emit a second split injection including a pilot injection followed by a main injection independently of the first fuel injector;
wherein the first fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by a minimum time interval occurring between successive first fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the second fuel injector actuation signals are constrained by the minimum time interval occurring between successive second fuel injector actuation signals;
wherein the fuel injector actuation signals impose a time interval separating each pilot injection from its following main injection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,293

METERING PLATE FOR REDUCTION IN DISCHARGE COEFFICIENT VARIATION BETWEEN GASEOUS FUEL INJECTORS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A metering plate for a poppet-style valve, the metering plate comprising:a fluid-directing body, the fluid-directing body defining a first surface and at least one peripheral surface substantially perpendicular to the first surface; and
at least one peripheral edge structure located proximal to the first surface, the at least one peripheral edge structure extending between the first surface and the at least one peripheral surface;
wherein each of the at least one peripheral edge structure includes a transition surface, the transition surface extending at least a portion of the at least one peripheral edge structure between the first surface and the at least one peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,288

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A variable valve timing apparatus for an internal combustion engine, comprising:an actuator that activates a variable valve timing mechanism that varies a valve characteristic of an engine valve;
a detection sensor configured to detect a driving position of the actuator;
a control circuit configured to drive-control the actuator within a driving range thereof on the basis of the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and when a first predetermined execution condition or second predetermined execution condition is established, executes one of a first initialization process and a second initialization process that matches the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor with an actual driving position of the actuator; and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to determine whether or not an abnormality is present in the driving position detected by the detection sensor, and stores an abnormality history after determining that the abnormality is present,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the first initialization process when the abnormality history is stored, in which the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to one end of the driving range is set at a first initial value, the actuator is then driven to an opposite end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for an offset amount from an appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the opposite end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to execute the second initialization process when the abnormality history is not stored and when an amount of increase in acceleration required of the internal combustion engine equals or exceeds a positive predetermined value, the amount of increase in acceleration being based on a positive amount of increase in a throttle opening, such that a current and variable driving position detected by the detection sensor is set at a second initial value of the driving position, the actuator is then driven to the one end of the driving range, and the control circuit compensates for the offset amount from the appropriate value of the driving position detected by the detection sensor in a state where the actuator is driven to the one end of the driving range,
wherein the control circuit is configured to increase a driving speed of the actuator to a first speed during the second initialization process that is higher than a driving speed during the first initialization process, when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range, and
wherein the control circuit is further configured to subsequently reduce the driving speed of the actuator to a second speed when the actuator is driven towards the opposite end of the driving range and the driving position of the actuator detected by the detection sensor is closer to the opposite end of the driving range than a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,279

OIL SUPPLY DEVICE FOR AN EPICYCLIC REDUCTION GEAR SET

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

1. A bowl for supplying oil to at least two oil distribution circuits connected to a planet pinion carrier of an epicyclic reduction gear train, said planet pinion carrier rotating and the oil coming from a fixed means for oil ejection, said bowl being configured to be integral with said planet pinion carrier and having an approximately cylindrical shape, being open radially inwards relative to an axis, wherein it is divided into a circumferential succession of separate cups each arranged to communicate with one of said oil distribution circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,458,269

CONTROLLABLE MULTI-SPOOL GAS TURBINE PLANT WITH INDEPENDENT GENERATOR SPEED CONTROL AND HOLLOW TURBINE-COMPRESSOR SEPARATOR

AURELIA TURBINES OY, Lap...

1. A controllable multi-spool gas turbine plant for generating an electric power provided to a load located outside of the plant, the plant comprising:at least three spools, at least three shafts, at least three compressors, and at least three turbines, wherein
each of the at least three spools comprises a respective shaft of the at least three shafts, a respective compressor of the at least three compressors, and a respective turbine of the at least three turbines, and has the compressor and the turbine mounted on the shaft,
during operation of the plant, one of the at least three compressors, operating at a highest pressure among other compressors of the at least three compressors, is defined as a highest pressure compressor,
another one of the at least three compressors, operating at a lowest pressure among other compressors of the at least three compressors, is defined as a lowest pressure compressor,
one of the at least three turbines, operating at a further highest pressure among other turbines of the at least three turbines, is defined as a highest pressure turbine,
another one of the at least three turbines, operating at a lowest pressure among other turbines of the at least three turbines, is defined as a lowest pressure turbine; and
the highest pressure compressor and the highest pressure turbine are mounted on one of the at least three shafts, and the lowest pressure compressor is mounted on another one of the at least three shafts; and
the at least three spools are in a fluid communication with each other, wherein each of the at least three turbines, other than the highest pressure turbine, is configured to receive a gas at a higher pressure from an immediately preceding upstream turbine of the at least three turbines, and each of the at least three compressors, other than the lowest pressure compressor, is configured to receive an air at lower pressure for further compressing from an immediately preceding compressor of the at least three compressors;
wherein at least one compressor of the at least three compressors and at least one turbine of the at least three turbines mounted on at least one shaft of the at least three shafts are separated only by a planar element arranged between the at least one compressor and the at least one turbine, wherein a plane defined by the planar element is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the at least one shaft, and the planar element is a partially hollow planar element arranged such that a corresponding air can flow inside the partially hollow planar element providing cooling for the partially hollow planar element;
one or more combustors having at least one combustor configured to combust or react a mixture of a fuel with a compressed air from the highest pressure compressor and to provide a compressed gas with an elevated temperature to the highest pressure turbine to be expanded in the highest pressure turbine to produce a mechanical power to rotate the highest pressure compressor and a corresponding electrical generator of at least three electrical generators, the corresponding electrical generator driven by a corresponding spool of the at least three spools;
wherein the at least three electrical generators are configured to generate the electric power, each electrical generator being mechanically directly coupled to a corresponding shaft of the at least three shafts to be rotatably driven, wherein at least 60 percent of a total output power provided to the load is the electric power, generated by the at least three generators; and
a controller, configured to efficiently control operations of the at least three spools and electrical outputs of the at least three generators for controlling the electric power provided to the load located outside of the plant, wherein the controlling comprises a substantially independent individual control of each of the at least three generators including at least a rotational speed control of each of the at least three generators.

US Pat. No. 10,458,262

AIRFOIL WITH SEAL BETWEEN ENDWALL AND AIRFOIL SECTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil comprising:an endwall section;
an airfoil section defining, at least in part, an airfoil profile, at least one of the airfoil section or the endwall section including a seal cavity,
the endwall section including a first slot, the airfoil section including a second slot, and the first slot and the second slot together from the seal cavity,
the airfoil section including a rib that is radially elongated and has enlarged radial ends, and the second slot is in the rib,
the airfoil section including an internal passage and the rib sub-divides the internal passage; and
a seal disposed in the seal cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,458,250

BUILD-UP STRATEGY FOR A CROWN BASE OF A TURBINE BLADE, AND TURBINE BLADE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for material deposition onto a surface, in which a free-standing wall or a top-open cavity is created, wherein either a first complete weld layer is created on the surface by means of welding tracks, wherein all the welding tracks are applied parallel to a longitudinal line, wherein the longitudinal line being oriented longitudinally to the surface, and then after a further complete weld layer is created on the surface, wherein for the further complete weld layer all the welding tracks extend parallel to a transverse line, wherein the transverse line extends parallel to the longitudinal line, at an angle of 80° to 100°, or a first complete weld layer is created on the surface by means of welding tracks, wherein all the welding tracks are applied parallel to a transverse line, wherein the transverse line is oriented transversely to a longitudinal line of the surface, and then after the further complete weld layer is created on the surface, wherein for the further complete weld layer all the welding tracks extend parallel to a longitudinal line, wherein the longitudinal line extends transversely to the transverse line, at an angle of 80° to 100°, and wherein the longitudinal line is preferably oriented longitudinally to the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,219

DOWNHOLE STIMULATION SYSTEM

Welltec Oilfield Solution...

1. A downhole stimulation system for stimulating production of fluid from a well having a top, comprising:a well tubular structure arranged in a borehole in a formation and having an inside and an inner diameter,
a first annular barrier and a second annular barrier for isolating a production zone, the first annular barrier being arranged closest to the top of the well, each annular barrier comprising:
a tubular metal part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, the tubular metal part having an outer face,
an expandable sleeve surrounding the tubular metal part and having an inner face facing the tubular metal part and an outer face facing a wall of the borehole, each end of the expandable sleeve being connected with the tubular metal part,
an annular space between the inner face of the expandable sleeve and the tubular metal part, and
an aperture arranged in the tubular metal part for letting fluid into the space, the aperture having a predetermined aperture size,
a sliding sleeve having at least one profile and being arranged between two annular barriers and having a closed position and an open position in which an opening in the well tubular structure provides fluid communication between the inside of the well tubular structure and the production zone, the profile of the sliding sleeve being positioned at a first distance from the aperture of the annular space, the opening having a predetermined opening size,
a downhole tool for bringing the sliding sleeve from the closed position to the open position, comprising:
a tool body, and
an inflatable device adapted to be inflated in the well tubular structure to divide the well tubular structure into a first part and a second part, and
at least one key engaging the profile so that when the inflatable device has been inflated and the first part of the well tubular structure has been pressurised, the tool is moved downstream and the key drags in the profile, forcing the sliding sleeve from the closed position to the open position, the inflatable device being arranged downstream of the aperture of the second annular barrier so that the annular space of the second annular barrier is in fluid communication with the first part of the well tubular structure when the inflatable device is inflated to equalize the pressure between the production zone and the annular space of the second annular barrier,
wherein the downhole stimulation system further comprises a pump adapted to provide pressurised fluid down the well tubular structure and into the opening in order to fracture the formation and stimulate the well, the pressurised fluid being supplied with proppants and the proppants having a size which is smaller than that of the opening and larger than each one of the apertures to allow the proppants to enter the opening and to prevent the proppants from entering the aperture of each said annular barrier, and
wherein the downhole stimulation system further comprises a displacement means for displacing the proppants downwards in the well, out through the opening and into the fracture.

US Pat. No. 10,458,199

SEALING AN UNDESIRABLE FORMATION ZONE IN THE WALL OF A WELLBORE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:initiating an explosion in a first container carrying an explosive, the first container positioned inside a well formed in a formation, the explosion expanding gas in the first container, wherein an expansion of hot gas flows toward a second container fluidically connected to the first container, the second container carrying formation plugging fluid configured to prevent fluid flow through the formation; and
using the expansion of hot gas:
flowing the formation plugging fluid out of the second container into a balloon attached to an outer surface of the second container,
inflating the balloon, wherein at least a portion of the formation plugging fluid is entrapped between an inner wall of the portion of the well and the balloon, and
sealing the portion of the well by melting the inflated balloon.

US Pat. No. 10,458,193

DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING A TUBULAR FROM A FLOATING VESSEL

MHWIRTH AS, Kristiansand...

1. A device for suspending a tubular from a floating vessel, the device comprising:a first element configured to carry the tubular;
a second element configured to be supported by the floating vessel; and
at least one compression element which forms a connection between the first element and the second element,
wherein,
the at least one compression element is configured to be pre-tensioned in an end stroke position so that, when the at least one compression element is subjected to a force from the tubular which is below a pre-defined threshold force, the connection formed by the at least one compression element between the first element and the second element is always a rigid connection, and
when the at least one compression element is subject to a force from the tubular which is higher than the pre-defined threshold force, the connection formed by the at least one compression element between the first element and the second element is a compressible connection.

US Pat. No. 10,458,174

DOOR CLOSING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A door closing system for a vehicle, the door closing system comprising:a sensor system;
an autonomous driving system;
wherein the sensor system is configured to, by a processor, determine if a door of the vehicle is open and to determine if a surrounding of the vehicle is free of obstacles in a predetermined range; and
wherein the autonomous driving system is configured to, by a processor, cause the vehicle to move when the door of the vehicle is open and when the predetermined range of the surrounding of the vehicle is free of obstacles, such that the door is closed as a result of the movement of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,169

DAMPER DEVICE

PIOLAX, INC., Yokohama-S...

1. A damper device provided between a fixed body having an opening portion and an openable and closable body mounted on the opening portion of the fixed body so as to be opened and closed and configured to apply a braking force to the openable and closable body when the openable and closable body is opened and closed relative to the opening portion, the damper device having:an elastic resin member mounted on a projecting portion provided on the openable and closable body; and a receiving recess portion provided on the fixed body to receive the elastic resin member movably,
wherein the elastic resin member includes:
a base portion having a fitting portion in which the projecting portion fits;
a pair of arm portions extending from an outer circumference of the base portion and capable of deforming elastically;
a bridge portion coupling together distal end portions of the pair of arm portions directly or via the base portion and configured to deform elastically as the pair of arm portions deforms elastically; and
a stopper configured to be brought into abutment with the receiving recess portion to restrict the openable and closable body from opening when the openable and closable body opens,
wherein the base portion, the pair of arm portions, the bridge portion and the stopper are formed integrally, and
wherein the receiving recess portion includes: an introducing portion configured to come into abutment with the pair of arm portions to bend the pair of arm portions diametrically towards each other; and a restricting portion configured to come into abutment with the stopper to restrict the openable and closable body from opening, the introducing portion and the restricting portion so functioning when the openable and closable body opens to cause the elastic resin member to move.

US Pat. No. 10,458,122

PAPERBEAD FOR PROTECTING DRYWALL CORNERS

Bailey Metal Products Lim...

1. An improved paperbead for use in protecting exposed drywall surface having a non-planar surface contour in an edge region adjacent drywall edges of the drywall surface, the paperbead comprising an elongated core having an inner and an outer surface, an elongated paper strip having an inner surface and an outer surface, a thickness of between 6 and 7 mils, a weight of between 110 and 125 grams/square meter (gsm) and a porosity of 30 to 130 Gurley sec., the inner surface of the paper strip being roughened and being bonded to the outer surface of the core, the paper strip being of a width greater than the width of the core such that at least one edge of the paper strip extends laterally beyond the edge of the core to form a wing on at least one edge of the paperbead, the outer portion of the thickness of the paper strip being impregnated with a strengthening compound in an amount of between 3.5% and 13% of the total weight of the paper strip.

US Pat. No. 10,458,099

AUTO RECOGNITION OF AT LEAST ONE STANDOFF TARGET TO DETERMINE POSITION INFORMATION FOR A MOBILE MACHINE

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A system comprising:a mobile earth moving machine, comprising:
a working implement configured to contour soil,
a position determination system, wherein the position determination system is configured to determine a geographic location of the mobile machine based on received satellite navigation signals; and
one or more standoff targets, placed in or near an area where the position determining system produces geographic location determination of reduced accuracy as a result of insufficient satellite navigation signal quality,
wherein the mobile earth moving machine further comprises:
a sensor configured to automatically sense a standoff target signal from one or more of the standoff targets,
a processor, configured to, in response to the position determining system receiving satellite navigation signals of insufficient quality, determine location information for the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a distance and a direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position for the mobile machine, wherein the position for the mobile machine is determined based on:
a) the location information for each of the one or more standoff targets, and
b) the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets in conjunction with the direction between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets, and
an earthmoving implement configured to contour soil, wherein the processor is further configured to determine a position of the earthmoving implement according to the position of the mobile machine as determined based on either the satellite navigation signals or the location information and the distance between the mobile machine and each of the one or more standoff targets.

US Pat. No. 10,458,056

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet;
a drawer retractably provided in the cabinet;
an accommodation unit disposed in the drawer and defining a space configured to receive water;
a water discharge channel configured to discharge water in the accommodation unit to outside the cabinet; and
a single bar-shaped body having:
a first end that is rotatably coupled to the cabinet, and
a second end that is located in a space vertically above the drawer that is defined between an upper surface of the cabinet and an upper surface of the drawer based on the drawer being in a closed position,
wherein the second end of the body is configured to remain in the space between the upper surface of the cabinet and the upper surface of the drawer when the drawer is pulled out of the cabinet, and
wherein the body defines a flow path that is provided inside the body, the flow path forming at least a part of the water discharge channel.

US Pat. No. 10,458,053

MICROSTRUCTURED HIGH FRICTION SURFACE FOR HIGH FRICTION TO FABRIC, YARN, AND FIBERS

Hoowaki, LLC, Greenville...

1. A contact surface on a first article for manipulating a second article comprising:a microstructure arrangement included on the contact surface having a plurality of pillars spaced apart between 200 ?m and 600 ?m, having a height and width in a range of 90 ?m and 110 ?m and forming a generally square cross section so that said pillars are rigid to resist flexing and bending when contacting an article surface, a wall draft angle between 0° and 15°, a density of between 5,000 to 20,000 pillars per square inch, and a friction rating greater than 7 in relation to the contact surface and an article surface; and,
a static co-efficient of friction in the range of 0.78 to 3.56 and a dynamic coefficient of friction in the range of 0.74 to 4.08 as determined by friction test ASTM 1894.

US Pat. No. 10,458,050

METHODS FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING TEXTILE INTEGRATED CONDUCTIVE YARNS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Un...

1. A textile fabric comprising a plurality of electrically conductive yarn threads woven in a weft direction and comprising a first electrically conductive thread, the fabric further comprising a plurality of electrically conductive yarn threads woven in a warp direction and comprising a second electrically conductive thread, the first electrically conductive thread and the second electrically conductive thread crossing at a first crossover point, the fabric further comprising an electrical connector establishing an electrical connection between the first electrically conductive thread and the second electrically conductive thread, wherein the electrical connector comprises a first contact pad in direct electrical contact with the first electrically conductive thread and not the second electrically conductive thread, a second contact pad in direct electrical contact with the second electrically conductive thread and not the first electrically conductive thread, and a first stretchable electrical interconnection connecting the first contact pad with the second contact pad.

US Pat. No. 10,458,022

OPTIMIZED PROCESS CONTROL IN THE ANTI-CORROSIVE METAL PRETREATMENT BASED ON FLUORIDE-CONTAINING BATHS

1. A method for anti-corrosive treatment of metallic surfaces, in a serial operation, comprising steps of:a. contacting in a serial operation a plurality of metallic surfaces of components comprising zinc and/or iron with a passivating aqueous pretreatment solution located in a system tank at a temperature of less than 50° C., the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution comprising one or more water-soluble compounds of the elements zirconium and/or titanium and one or more water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions, for a time such that a layer coating of 0.1 mmol/m2 to 0.7 mmol/m2, based on the elements zirconium and/or titanium, results on the metallic surfaces of zinc and/or iron; and,
b. during the anti-corrosive treatment, discarding a portion of the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution of the system tank and replacing said portion with, in sum, at least equal parts by volume of one or more replenishment solutions by addition into the system tank such that concentration of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in total in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in the form of water-soluble compounds is maintained at 0.05 mmol/L to less than 0.8 mmol/L, and a molar ratio of a total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to a total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in an added total volume of replenishment solutions is less than the same molar ratio in the passivating aqueous pretreatment solution, but no less than 4.5, and a discarded amount of passivating aqueous pretreatment solution in liters per serially treated square meter of metallic surfaces of zinc and iron exhibits at least a value according to Formula I:

where
VW: discarded amount of pretreatment solution in L/m2;
CBMe: concentration of zirconium and/or titanium in the pretreatment solution in mmol/L;
ZE: molar ratio of the total amount of fluorine in the form of water-soluble compounds that represent a source for fluoride ions to the total amount of the elements zirconium and/or titanium in the form of water-soluble compounds in the added total volume of replenishment solutions, with the proviso that the following applies:

US Pat. No. 10,458,003

COPPER ALLOY AND COPPER ALLOY FORMING MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A copper alloy, consisting of:Mg, oxygen and a balance of Cu and unavoidable impurities,
wherein a Mg content is in a range of 3.3% by atom to 6.9% by atom,
an oxygen content is in a range of 0.01 ppm by atom to 500 ppm by atom,
the copper alloy has a measured value of an electrical conductivity ? (% IACS) that does not exceed a calculated value of an electrical conductivity in % IACS expressed by a formulaic expression {1.7241/(?0.0347×X2+0.6569×X +1.7)}×100, wherein X is the Mg content in % by atom in the copper alloy, and
the copper alloy is a Cu—Mg solid solution alloy supersaturated with Mg.

US Pat. No. 10,457,945

UNA OLIGOMERS FOR THERAPEUTICS WITH PROLONGED STABILITY

ARCTURUS THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A ribonucleotide oligomer comprising one or more 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers and one or more natural or non-natural nucleotide monomers, wherein the oligomer is a duplex having a ribonucleotide sense strand and ribonucleotide antisense strand, wherein one or more of the 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers are in the antisense strand in positions 1-8 counted from the 5? end, and wherein the 2?-3?-seco-nucleomonomers are monomer D
wherein Base is a nucleobase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,932

METHODS FOR IN VITRO RIBOSOME SYNTHESIS AND EVOLUTION

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method of identifying an engineered or modified E. coli ribosome having functional activity under a defined condition, comprising:(a) performing an integrated ribosome synthesis assembly and translation (iSAT) reaction with a library of mutated rRNA templates and a ribosome display reporter template; and
(b) partitioning a subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity under the defined condition from a remainder population of mutated rRNAs present in the iSAT reaction; and
(c) enriching the partitioned subpopulation of rRNAs in assembled mutated ribosomes having translational activity to identify the engineered E. coli ribosome having functional activity under the defined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,457,882

METHODS OF PRODUCING SOLID FUEL USING LOW ASH, LOW SULFUR COAL REPLACEMENT FROM FAST PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS

Iowa State University Res...

1. A method of producing a solid fuel, said method comprising:providing a bio-oil;
subjecting the bio-oil to an extraction procedure with an aqueous solution to produce a concentrated pyrolytic sugar-containing extract and a water insoluble raffinate comprising a lignin-derived phenolic oil; and
thermally curing the phenolic oil to form a carbonaceous solid.

US Pat. No. 10,457,859

PROPPANT FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TO STIMULATE A WELL

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RE...

1. A method of hydraulic fracturing of a subterranean formation having a well bore, comprising:injecting into said well bore a slurry containing a first proppant at sufficiently high rates and pressures to fracture said subterranean formation to accept said slurry, wherein said first proppant comprises coal combustion fly ash particles that have been hydraulically classified to have a mean particle size (d50) of between 45 ?m and 150 ?m and a size distribution defined by a (d98)?250 ?m and (d10)=5 ?m, a sphericity of greater than 0.8, a roundness greater than 0.8, and further wherein the first proppant has a void volume of greater than 45% and a density in the range of 1.97 to 2.4 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,831

OXIDATIVELY CURABLE COATING COMPOSITION

CATEXEL LIMITED, Longdon...

1. A formulation comprising an oxidatively curable alkyd-based resin and a complex, said complex comprising a manganese or iron ion and a chelant of the formula (I):
wherein:
each of —R1, —R2, —R3 and —R4 independently represents —H, —C1-24alkyl, —C6-10aryl or a group comprising a heteroatom capable of coordinating to a metal ion;
Q represents methylene or ethylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl; and
Q? represents ethylene or n-propylene, in which one or more hydrogen atoms may be optionally independently replaced with a C1-24 alkyl group or a C6-10 aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,803

ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS HAVING GRADIENT POLYMER ALLOYS

Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc....

1. An orthopedic implant comprising:a water swellable IPN or semi-IPN member having a bearing surface and an attachment zone, the water swellable IPN or semi-IPN member comprising a hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer first network and an ionic polymer second network configured to exhibit a compositional gradient between the bearing surface and the attachment zone, wherein the hydrophobic thermoset or thermoplastic polymer is a phase-separated polymer comprising first domains of hard segments and second domains of soft segments and wherein the attachment zone is configured to attach to bone and comprises the hydrophobic first network and not the ionic polymer second network.

US Pat. No. 10,457,679

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where:
R1 is methyl;
R2 is hydro or methyl; or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form an azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl or piperidinyl ring;
R3 is hydro or fluoro;
R4 is hydro or methyl; and
R5 is hydro or fluoro.

US Pat. No. 10,457,678

SUBSTITUTED PYRROLO[2,3-B]PYRIDINES AS INHIBITORS OF CELLULAR NECROPTOSIS

Institut National de la S...

1. A compound of formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:

where (i) when

 X1 is N and X2 is —N(Y)—, and (ii) when

 X1 is —N(Y)— and X2 is N;
Ralk is —(C1-C6)alkyl;
R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently —H, -halo, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —CF3, —CN, —OR51, —NR52R53 or —OS(O)2NR54R55;
R5 is —H, —(C1-C6)alkyl or —O(C1-C6)alkyl;
R6, R7 and R8 are independently —H, -halo, —OR56, —NR57R58, —C(O)NR59R60, —C(O)R61, —R62C(O)OR63, —R64C(O)R65, —R66NR67R68, —R69OR70, —S(O)2R74, —OR75C(O)OR76, —OC(O)R77 or —C(O)OR78; or
R6, R7 and R8 are independently —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycloalkyl, -heterocycloalkyl, -aryl or -heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of -oxo, -halo, —NO2, —CN, —OR79, —NR80R81, —SR82, —S(O)R83, —S(O)2R84, —S(O)2NR85R86, —OC(O)R87, —NR88C(O)R89, —NR90C(O)OR91, —C(O)OR92, —C(O)NR93R94, —C(O)OR95, —OC(O)NR96R97 and —C(O)R98;
R10, R11, R12, R25, R29, R51, R52, R53, R54, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61, R62, R63, R64, R65, R66, R67, R68, R69, R70, R74, R75, R76, R77, R78, R79, R80, R81, R82, R83, R84, R85, R86, R87, R88, R89, R90, R91, R92, R93, R94, R95, R96, R97 and R98 are independently —H or -halo; or
R10, R11, R12, R25, R29, R51, R52, R53, R54, R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, R60, R61, R62, R63, R64, R65, R66, R67, R68, R69, R70, R74, R75, R76, R77, R78, R79, R80, R81, R82, R83, R84, R85, R86, R87, R88, R89, R90, R91, R92, R93, R94, R95, R96, R97 and R98 are independently —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, -heterocycloalkyl, -aryl or -heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of -oxo, -halo, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —ORalk, —S(O)2Ralk, —C(O)ORalk and —C(O)Ralk; or
R57 and R58, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R59 and R60, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R67 and R68, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R80 and R81, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R85 and R86, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R93 and R94, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group; and/or
R96 and R97, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a heterocycloalkyl group;
Y is —C(O)NR10R11, —C(O)R12, —S(O)2R25 or —C(O)OR29; and
Z is —CH2CH3.

US Pat. No. 10,457,671

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF CANAGLIFLOZIN AND A METHOD OF ITS PREPARATION

Zentiva k.s., Prague (CZ...

US Pat. No. 10,457,662

SUBSTITUTED AMIDES FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING CANCER

The Regents of the Univer...

2. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,645

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF 3-FLUOROALKYL-1-METHYLPYRAZOL-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID

CHANGZHOU KEYLAB BIOCHEMI...

1. A method for the preparation of a pesticide, the method comprising preparing a 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid by the following steps:step 1, fluoroacetyl fluoride derivative shown in Formula I undergoes condensation with dimethyl amino vinyl methyl ketone, as a result, 3-dimethylamino methylene-1,1-difluoro-2,4-pentanedione derivative shown in Formula II is formed:

wherein, R1 is hydrogen, fluorine or chlorine atom; R2 is fluorine or chlorine atom;
step 2, ring closing reaction takes place between said 3-dimethylamino methylene-1,1-difluoro-2,4-pentanedione shown in Formula II and methylhydrazine, in this way, 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methyl-4-acetyl pyrazol derivative shown in Formula III is obtained;

step 3, the said 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methyl-4-acetyl pyrazol derivative shown in Formula III is oxidized in the presence of alkali, and then acidified, in this way, 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid shown in Formula IV is formed,

and transforming the 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid into an activated 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid and reacting the activated 3-fluoroalkyl-1-methylpyrazol-4-carboxylic acid with an amine to obtain the pesticide.

US Pat. No. 10,457,613

ANAEROBIC COLUMN REACTOR FOR BIODEGRADATION OF WASTES AND THE PROCESS THEREOF

1. An anaerobic column reactor for conversion of biodegradable organic matter present in wastewaters and solid wastes into biogas and compost; said reactor consisting essentially of a column of at least four expanded portions (EP), connected to each other by constricted portions (CP), waste feeding and chemicals feeding facility, biogas collection sampling and measurement assembly, slurry/digestate recirculation assembly, with backwash facility;wherein, the waste feeding and chemicals feeding either through inlet pipe (5) with a pump (4) and regulating valve (6) or directly through a funnel with a valve (16); the biogas collection sampling and measurement assembly connected through a pipe (17) with a valve (18); the slurry/digestate recirculation through a pipe with a pump (13) and a valve (14) into the constricted portion; and the bottom opening of the reactor with a valve (15) to impart backwash facility.

US Pat. No. 10,457,606

COMPOSITE SINTERED BODY

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A composite sintered body comprising a diamond phase and a non-diamond carbon phase,a non-diamond carbon phase occupancy rate being not lower than 1% and not higher than 30%, the non-diamond carbon phase occupancy rate being a percentage of an area of the non-diamond carbon phase to a total area of one arbitrarily specified cross section of the composite sintered body,
an average particle size of sintered diamond particles forming the diamond phase being not smaller than 50 nm and not larger than 800 nm, and
an average particle size of sintered non-diamond carbon particles forming the non-diamond carbon phase being not smaller than 80 nm and not larger than 1300 nm,whereinthe non-diamond carbon phase is a graphite phase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,588

LEAD-THROUGH OR CONNECTING ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED THERMAL LOADING CAPABILITY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for producing a lead-through or connecting element, comprising the method steps of:providing an at least partially crystallizable starting material;
providing a carrier body having an interior volume;
arranging at least a portion of the starting material in the interior volume to form an assembly;
heating the assembly until a temperature is reached at which the starting material bears against and fuses to the portion of the carrier body; and
cooling the assembly until the starting material forms at least partially crystallizable glass,
wherein, during the cooling of the assembly, the carrier body subjects the at least partially crystallizable glass to a compressive stress of greater than or equal to zero at a temperature from at least 10° C. to more than 450° C., and
wherein the assembly has an inversion temperature that corresponds to a maximum operating temperature with a deviation of +/?20%, wherein the maximum operating temperature is above 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,457,587

THIN THERMALLY AND CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS-BASED ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A chemically strengthened glass-based article comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t); and
a thermally strengthened region,
wherein the first surface is flat to 100 ?m total indicator run-out (TIR) along any 50 mm or less profile of the first surface,
wherein the glass-based article comprises a glass having a softening temperature, expressed in units of ° C., of Tsoft and an annealing temperature, expressed in units of ° C., of Tanneal, and a surface fictive temperature measured on the first surface of the glass sheet represented by Tfs, when expressed in units of ° C. and a non-dimensional surface fictive temperature parameter ?s given by (Tfs?Tanneal)/(Tsoft?Tanneal), wherein the parameter ?s is in the range of from 0.20 to 0.9.

US Pat. No. 10,457,582

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT THROUGH CONTROLLING PURIFICATION FUNCTIONS OF MICROORGANISMS BASED ON ACTIVATED SLUDGE PROCESS

1. A method for wastewater treatment through controlled prioritization of microorganism digestion function, comprising:providing a return sludge comprising aerobic microorganisms capable of exhibiting at least one of a reproductive function, by which the microorganisms absorb organic pollutants and multiply using the absorbed pollutants, and a digestive function, by which the microorganisms digest the organic pollutants as a source of energy into water and carbon dioxide, wherein the return sludge is substantially free of the organic pollutants and wherein at least a majority of the microorganisms are in a dormant state when provided;
providing, using a gas generator, at least one reactive gas into the return sludge;
forming a gas-dispersion return sludge by rendering using one of an atomizer or a cavitation pump the at least one reactive gas into ultra-fine bubbles within the return sludge, wherein a portion of the ultra-fine bubbles dissolves within the return sludge, wherein the at least one dissolved reactive gas activates at least a portion of the dormant microorganisms, and wherein the gas-dispersion return sludge is substantially free of the organic pollutants; and
forming a mixed liquor by combining the gas-dispersion return sludge with a wastewater that comprises at least some of the organic pollutants, wherein the activated microorganisms prioritize the digestive function over the reproductive function upon encountering the organic pollutants within the wastewater.

US Pat. No. 10,457,573

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING RADIOACTIVE WASTEWATER

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

1. A method for processing radioactive wastewater, comprising:treating the radioactive wastewater using a Disc Tube Reverse Osmosis membrane assembly to produce clear water and a concentrate,
wherein said treating step includes:
passing the radioactive wastewater through a first-stage membrane assembly of the Disk Tube Reverse osmosis membrane assembly and a second-stage membrane assembly of the Disk Tube Reverse osmosis membrane assembly in sequence;
obtaining second-stage clear water from the second stage membrane assembly;
entering first-stage concentrated water flowing out of the first-stage membrane assembly into a third-stage membrane assembly of the Disk Tube Reverse osmosis membrane assembly; and
obtaining the concentrate from the third stage membrane assembly;
wherein the method has a decontamination factor of at least 500 and a concentration multiple of at least 25.

US Pat. No. 10,457,556

CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE PREPARATION METHOD, CARBON NANOSTRUCTURE PREPARED BY MEANS OF SAME, AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A method for producing carbon nanostructures, comprising:contacting a catalyst with reactant gases comprising a carbon source in a fluidized bed reactor;
converting the carbon source to carbon nanostructures within the fluidized bed reactor, wherein conversion of the carbon source to the carbon nanostructures is 50% or above;
collecting some of the carbon nanostructures formed within the fluidized bed reactor, wherein some of the carbon nanostructures remain uncollected and are used as fluidic materials in the fluidized bed reactor and wherein a residual rate of the fluidic materials is from 0.4 to 0.7, as calculated by Equation 1:
Residual rate of carbon nanostructures=Volume of remaining carbon nanostructures/(Volume of initially remaining carbon nanostructures+Volume of as-produced carbon nanostructures).  [Equation 1]

US Pat. No. 10,457,523

GUIDE RAIL SUPPORT CONFIGURED TO ACCOUNT FOR BUILDING SETTLING

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A guide rail support for a guide rail of an elevator system, the guide rail support comprising:a guide rail bracket having a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a first mounting portion, and a second mounting portion, the first mounting portion configured to fixedly attach to a wall of an elevator shaft, the guide rail bracket having at least two inclined apertures defining elongated slots formed on a planar face of the second mounting portion;
an adjustment bracket configured to contact the second side of the guide rail bracket at the second mounting portion, the adjustment bracket having at least two inclined apertures defining elongated slots formed on a planar face of the adjustment bracket and are configured to align with the inclined apertures of the guide rail bracket to define respective stem apertures;
a first rotating member configured to be installed through one of the stem apertures; and
a second rotating member configured to be installed through the other of the stem apertures,
wherein each rotating member has (i) a first end defining a rotating head configured to movably engage with a base of the guide rail, (ii) an integrally formed stem configured to pass through the respective stem aperture and define a second end, and (iii) a middle integrally formed between the first end and the second end, the middle defining a length that is greater than a thickness of the guide rail bracket and the adjustment bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,457,522

LIMIT SWITCH SYSTEM INCLUDING FIRST LIMIT DEVICE AND SECOND LIMIT DEVICE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system comprising:a hoistway;
an elevator car to travel in the hoistway; and
a limit device configured to determine a position of the elevator car at a location of the hoistway upon operating the elevator car in an inspection state;
wherein the limit device includes a first limit device configured to determine a position of the elevator car at a first location of the hoistway in a normal state and a second limit device configured to determine the position of the elevator car at a second location of the hoistway upon operating the elevator car in an inspection state;
wherein the first location and the second location are located at a top of the hoistway, the first location positioned at a vertical location below the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,457,509

CARD TRANSPORT DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A card transport device, comprising:a support surface configured to support one or more cards thereon;
a feed unit facing the support surface, and configured to feed the one or more cards supported on the support surface downstream in a transport direction along a transport path;
a separator located downstream from the feed unit in the transport direction, and configured to transport the cards fed by the feed unit downstream in the transport direction while separating the cards from one another;
a slope connected to a downstream support end of the support surface in the transport direction and extending obliquely upward downstream in the transport direction toward the separator; and
a restrictor located on the support surface, and configured to restrict a position of an upstream end in the transport direction of a particular card directly supported on the support surface, out of the one or more cards, thereby positioning a downstream end of the particular card to be downstream from the feed unit in the transport direction, wherein the restrictor is immovable relative to the support surface and has a receiving surface configured to receive the upstream end of the particular card.

US Pat. No. 10,457,488

VERTICAL SPIRAL CONVEYOR

Mayfran International, In...

1. A vertical spiral conveyor for transporting loose material without the use of vibration or oscillation, comprising:a frame;
a vertical spiral fabrication comprising a spiral conveyor tray connected to a vertical member that is configured to rotate about an axis of rotation;
a drive arm extending from the vertical spiral fabrication;
a drive system for rotating the vertical spiral fabrication about the axis of rotation, the drive system comprising a power source and a transmission coupled to the drive arm;
at least one means for assisting and/or resisting the rotation of the vertical spiral fabrication attached between the frame and at least one of the vertical spiral fabrication and the drive arm; and
wherein the drive system generates alternating forward and backward strokes on the drive arm that rotate the vertical spiral fabrication clockwise and counterclockwise about the axis of rotation to cause loose material to be conveyed around the spiral conveyor tray.

US Pat. No. 10,457,480

CANTILEVERED DUMPER SYSTEM

1. A dumping system comprising:a base structure; and
a dumping mechanism comprising a plurality of sides such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to receive and subsequently dump material, said plurality of sides comprising a plurality of sidewalls that include at least a first sidewall and a second sidewall, said first sidewall adapted to be connected to said base structure in a first configuration such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to rotate relative to said base structure between a first loading position and a first dumping position, said dumping mechanism further adapted to be repositioned relative to said base structure to be in a second configuration wherein said second sidewall is adapted to be connected to said base structure such that said dumping mechanism is adapted to rotate relative to said base structure between a second loading position and a second dumping position;
wherein, relative to said base structure, said first loading position is different from said second loading position, and said first dumping position is different from said second dumping position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,478

TRASH RECEPTACLE

1. An improved trash receptacle comprising:a main body including:
a front panel;
a back panel including:
a recessed portion defining a rectangular volume; and
an elongated slot adapted to allow garbage bags to transfer therethrough, externally to said main body;
two side panels;
wherein said two side panels are spaced from one another and connected between side edges of said front and back panels; and
a bottom panel;
wherein said bottom panel is connected between bottom edges of said front panel, said back panel, and said two side panels;
wherein said front panel, said back panel, said two side panels, and said bottom panel form an interior volume;
a roll of garbage bags;
wherein said roll of garbage bags is movably connected between opposite interior walls of said recessed portion of said back panel and adapted to allow one bag of said roll of garbage bags at a time to be removed therefrom; and
wherein said one bag of said roll of garbage bags is placed within said elongated slot, such that it can be grabbed and pulled through said elongated slot and used to removably line said interior volume of said main body; and
wherein when said one bag of said roll of garbage bags is grabbed and pulled through said elongated slot for use it pulls a next bag of said roll of garbage bags into said elongated slot for easy access upon the need to replace said one bag being used to line said interior volume of said main body;
a back panel door;
wherein said back panel door is pivotally connected to said back panel and adapted to removably cover said recessed portion and enclose said roll of garbage bags therein; and
a lid;
wherein said lid is adapted to removably connect with top edges of said front panel, said back panel, and said two side panels to thereby removably enclosed said interior volume.

US Pat. No. 10,457,458

FLIP WRAP

1. A sheet of twist-free cling wrap, comprising:A single ply body of cling film having a top, a bottom, a left side and a right side, a front, a back, a length, a three ply flap seamed to each of the top and the bottom of the body, a single ply thumb tab bonded to each of the front left side and the front right side, and a spine fused into, running the length of, and projecting coplanarly beyond, the left side and the right side of the top flap and body seam, wherein the three plies of each flap comprise in this order:
a. a top ply of cling film,
b. a center ply of cling-free film, each such center ply further comprising a plurality of hooks cut thereinto and projecting therefrom; and
c. a bottom ply of cling film.

US Pat. No. 10,457,433

CONVEYOR DEVICE FOR CONVEYING FOOD PRODUCTS

PROVISUR TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A conveyor device for conveying food products in stacks or interleaved units made of a plurality of slices of cheese or meat products, the conveyor device comprising:a main flow path comprising a plurality of parallel conveyor tracks, aligned with one another, having an input side and an output side;
a buffer flow path comprising a buffer conveyor;
a distributor conveyor; and
a control unit;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the conveyor device to format the food products in a specific product format on the plurality of parallel conveyor tracks;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the distributor conveyor to transfer the food products on the input side of the main flow path from the main flow path onto the buffer conveyor of the buffer flow path until the buffer conveyor is filled;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the conveyor device to fill a product gap on one of the plurality of parallel conveyor tracks incoming on the input side with a food product so that on the output side all parallel conveyor tracks are supplied with the food products.

US Pat. No. 10,457,428

BRAKE SYSTEM OF WIRE REEL IN REINFORCING BAR BINDING MACHINE

MAX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A reinforcing bar binding machine comprising:a feed motor which feeds a wire from a wire reel;
a twist motor which twists wire fed from the wire reel to bind the reinforcing bars;
a stopper lever movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, wherein in the engaged position the stopper lever engages an outer periphery of the wire reel to brake the wire reel and in the disengaged position the stopper lever does not engage the wire reel so that the wire reel is rotatable;
at least one member which engages with the stopper lever, wherein the at least one member is movable between an unbraked position and a braked position, and movement of the at least one member from the unbraked position to the braked position moves the stopper lever from the disengaged position to the engaged position;
a brake actuator which is separate from the feed motor and the twist motor, wherein the brake actuator includes one of a solenoid or a motor, and wherein actuation of the brake actuator causes movement of the at least one member from the unbraked position to the braked position and thereby moves the stopper lever from the disengaged position to the engaged position; and
a binding machine body which includes a first side and a second side, and an aperture extending through the binding machine body from the first side to the second side; and
wherein:
(i) the brake actuator is located on the first side of the binding machine body;
(ii) the wire reel is located on the second side of the binding machine body; and
(iii) the at least one member includes a portion positioned on the second side of the binding machine body and a portion extending through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,457,413

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AIRCRAFT LIGHTNING STRIKE PROTECTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

14. A lightning strike protection system of an aircraft, the lightning strike protection system comprising:a capacitor having a predetermined capacity to hold a predetermined quantity of electric charges provided to the capacitor;
a voltage generating device coupled to the capacitor, wherein as a quantity of electric charges provided to the capacitor exceeds the predetermined capacity of the capacitor, the voltage generating device converts the electric charges stored in the capacitor into a voltage to generate a lightning leader from the aircraft; and
a conductive path embedded in the aircraft to channel a lightning strike induced by a connection of the lightning leader with an oncoming lightning leader therethrough to be discharged away from the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,457,375

AIRCRAFT INTERIOR FITTING COMPONENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AIRCRAFT INTERIOR FITTING COMPONENT SYSTEM

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft interior fitting component system, comprising:an aircraft interior fitting component,
a support element attached to the aircraft interior fitting component, and
an aircraft primary structure component comprising a frame of the aircraft, the frame comprising a side face extending substantially perpendicularly to the x-axis of the aircraft,
wherein the support element is dimensioned in such a way and is attached to the aircraft interior fitting component in such a position that, in an assembled state of the aircraft interior fitting component in an aircraft, the support element is supported on the aircraft primary structure component at least when a predetermined load acts on the aircraft interior fitting component along an x-axis of the aircraft in a flight direction,
wherein the support element comprises a support surface provided to come into abutment on the side surface of the frame when the predetermined load acts on the aircraft interior fitting component along the x-axis of the aircraft in the flight direction.

US Pat. No. 10,457,370

MARINE STEERING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING STEERING FEEDBACK

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A steering system on a marine vessel, the steering system comprising:a steering wheel movable by a vessel operator to steer the marine vessel;
a variable resistance device controllable to apply a variable resistance amount to resist movement of the steering wheel;
a control unit that controls the variable resistance device, the control unit configured to:
determine a resistance amount based on vessel speed and/or engine revolutions per minute (RPM), wherein the resistance amount is greater than zero;
control the variable resistance device to apply the resistance amount to resist movement of the steering wheel based on vessel speed and/or engine RPM;
detect at least a threshold change in angular position of the marine vessel;
determine a baseline resistance amount based on the resistance amount at a time of detecting the threshold change in angular position; and
control the variable resistance device to prevent a decrease in the variable resistance amount below the baseline resistance amount.

US Pat. No. 10,457,347

EMBEDDED HANDLE AND HANDLE STRUCTURE FOR BICYCLE

TH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., ...

1. A handle set for a bicycle, comprising:a stem comprising an engaging portion, the engaging portion comprising a first engaging part, a second engaging part, and a third engaging part;
an embedded handle, comprising:
two grip portions; and
a joining portion connecting the two grip portions;
wherein each of the first engaging part and the second engaging part has a respective spacer mounted thereon, and a respective extension bar seat mounted on each respective spacer;
wherein the third engaging part has a first mounting portion and a second mounting portion, the first mounting portion having a first mounting hole and the second mounting portion having a second mounting hole;
wherein the embedded handle has a handle mounting hole disposed between, and aligned with, the first mounting hole and the second mounting hole;
a first fastener and a second fastener inserted into the aligned first mounting hole, second mounting hole, and handle mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,324

ALL-WHEEL STEER TRAILER

1. An all-wheel steer trailer, comprising:a substantially horizontally disposed frame having a forward end, a rearward end, a first side and a second side;
said frame including:
(a) an elongated first frame member having a forward end and a rearward end;
(b) an elongated second frame member having a forward end and a rearward end which is horizontally spaced from said first frame member;
(c) a first cross-member secured to said first and second frame members at said forward ends thereof;
(d) a second cross-member secured to said first and second frame members rearwardly of said first cross-member;
(e) said second cross-member having a vertically disposed opening formed therein; and
(f) a plurality of cross-members secured to said first and second frame members so as to extend therebetween in a horizontally spaced-apart manner rearwardly of said second cross-member;
a gooseneck hitch having a horizontally disposed upper hitch member having a rearward end, a forward end and a vertically disposed hitch member having an upper end and a lower end;
said rearward end of said upper hitch member being secured to said first cross-member so as to extend forwardly therefrom;
said upper end of said vertically disposed hitch member being secured to said forward end of said upper hitch member;
a horizontally disposed plate secured to said lower end of said vertically disposed hitch member;
said plate at said lower end of said vertically disposed hitch member having a central opening formed therein;
a vertically disposed first king pin, having an upper end and a lower end;
said upper end of said first king pin being secured to said lower end of said vertically disposed hitch member and which extends downwardly therefrom through said central opening in said plate;
a front axle support having a forward end, a rearward end, an upper end, a lower end, a first side and a second side;
an elongated tongue having a forward end and a rearward end;
said rearward end of said tongue being pivotally secured, about a horizontal axis, to said front axle support;
a first wheel rotatably secured to said front axle support at said first side thereof;
a second wheel rotatably secured to said front axle support at said second side thereof;
said plate at said lower end of said vertically disposed hitch member being rotatably positioned on said upper end of said front axle support whereby said first king pin extends downwardly through said upper end of said front axle support;
a turn plate assembly having a forward end and a rearward end;
said turn plate assembly including a horizontally disposed base plate having a forward end, a rearward end, an inner end and an outer end;
said turn plate assembly including a horizontally disposed tube, having a forward end and a rearward end, at said inner end of said base plate;
said turn plate assembly including a horizontally disposed support plate positioned above said tube;
said turn plate assembly also including a vertically disposed second king pin extending upwardly from said support plate thereof;
said second king pin rotatably extending upwardly through said vertically disposed opening in said second cross-member;
an elongated steering rod having a forward end and a rearward end;
said steering rod slidably extending through said tube in said turn plate assembly whereby said forward end of said steering rod is positioned forwardly of said tube of said turn plate assembly and so that said rearward end of said steering rod is positioned rearwardly of said tube of said turn plate assembly;
said forward end of said steering rod being pivotally secured to said rearward end of said front axle support;
an elongated tie rod having forward and rearward ends;
said forward end of said tie rod being pivotally secured to said outer end of said base plate of said turn plate assembly;
a first spindle support secured to said first frame member at said rearward end of said first frame member;
said first spindle support including a vertically disposed tube having an upper end and a lower end;
a second spindle support secured to said second frame member at said rearward end of said second frame member;
said second spindle support including a vertically disposed tube having an upper end and a lower end;
a first spindle assembly including a horizontally disposed first mounting plate having a forward end and a rearward end;
a vertically disposed first spindle having a lower end and an upper end;
said lower end of said first spindle being secured to said first mounting plate whereby said first spindle extends upwardly from said first mounting plate;
a second spindle assembly including a horizontally disposed second mounting plate having a forward end and a rearward end;
a vertically disposed second spindle having a lower end and an upper end;
said lower end of said second spindle being secured to said second mounting plate whereby said second spindle extends upwardly from said second mounting plate;
said first and second spindles being horizontally spaced-apart;
an elongated rear tie rod having a first end and a second end;
said first end of said rear tie rod being pivotally secured to said rearward end of said first mounting plate;
said second end of said rear tie rod being pivotally secured to said rearward end of said second mounting plate;
said first spindle rotatably extending upwardly through said tube of said first spindle support;
said second spindle rotatably extending upwardly through said tube of said second spindle support;
a first axle having an inner end and an outer end;
said first axle being positioned below said first mounting plate of said first spindle assembly and being secured to said first mounting plate thereof;
a left rear wheel rotatably mounted on said outer end of said first axle;
a second axle having an inner end and an outer end;
said second axle being positioned below said second mounting plate of said second spindle assembly and being secured to said second mounting plate thereof;
said rearward end of said tie rod being pivotally secured to said inner end of said second axle; and
a right rear wheel rotatably mounted on said outer end of said second axle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,297

RAILCAR

NIPPON SHARYO, LTD., Nag...

1. A railcar comprising:an underframe that includes a first end beam disposed at an end portion in a car longitudinal direction and disposed to extend along a car width direction and a second end beam disposed separated from the first end beam to a car inner side and disposed to extend along the car width direction;
an energy absorbing member that is arranged between the first end beam and the second end beam and absorbs an energy input from the first end beam and transmitted to the second end beam in collision;
a protruding member disposed to protrude along the car longitudinal direction from the first end beam toward the second end beam;
a slide holding portion that slidably holds the protruding member along the car longitudinal direction and is formed at the second end beam; and
a fuse member that couples the first end beam to the second end beam along the car longitudinal direction and buckles to allow the first end beam to move toward the second end beam when a load received in the collision exceeds a predetermined value, wherein:
a first end of the fuse member is coupled to the first end beam and a second end of the fuse member is coupled to the second end beam, and
a first end of the energy absorbing member is spaced a predetermined distance from the first end beam, and a second end of the energy absorbing member is coupled to the second end beam at a surface at a car outer side at a center in the car width direction of the second end beam.

US Pat. No. 10,457,262

ACTUATING DEVICE OF A BRAKE SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake system actuating device controlled by a brake pedal and/or a brake management system for supplying brake circuits with pressurized brake fluid, comprising:a master cylinder connected to the brake circuits and comprising a primary piston;
an electric motor controlled for a braking action;
a ball nut/screw transmission configured to transform a rotational movement of the electric motor into a translational movement of the primary piston;
a nut which is rotationally free and translationally locked, the nut configured to move forward in a fail-soft mode, and the nut driven by the electric motor;
a screw translationally free and rotationally locked; and
a free connection rod pressed between a bottom of the primary piston and the screw, free of any fixed connection, and configured to transmit a thrust from the screw to the primary piston.

US Pat. No. 10,457,249

DETECTING FALSE POSITIONING SIGNALS BASED ON SURVEILLANCE SIGNALS

Honeywell International I...

1. A system, configured to mount on an ownship vehicle, the system comprising:a transceiver configured to:
receive positioning signals; and
receive surveillance signals from a second vehicle;
receive surveillance signals from a third vehicle; and
processing circuitry connected to the transceiver, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
determine a location of the ownship vehicle based on the positioning signals received by the transceiver;
determine that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy;
determine that surveillance signals received from the third vehicle do not include a discrepancy;
determine that the second vehicle is closer than the third vehicle to the ownship vehicle;
determine that the second vehicle received false positioning signals from an attacker, in response to:
determining that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy;
determining that the surveillance signals received from the third vehicle do not include a discrepancy; and
determining that the second vehicle is closer than the third vehicle to the ownship vehicle; and
output an alert signal indicating the false positioning signals in response to determining that the surveillance signals received from the second vehicle include a discrepancy.

US Pat. No. 10,457,242

AIR BAG DEVICE

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

1. An air bag device comprising:an air bag body;
a retainer having an inner space with an opening in which said air bag body is housed, said retainer having a flange portion formed along a peripheral edge of said opening such that said flange portion protrudes outwards from said peripheral edge of said opening generally in a horizontal direction and surrounds said opening by extending along the entire peripheral edge of said opening; and
a lid member fixed to said retainer at said flange portion and configured to close said opening of said retainer, said lid member having a base portion which approaches or abuts a periphery of said flange portion along the entire peripheral edge of said opening and a door portion pivotally connected to said base portion, wherein
said opening of said retainer has a pair of opposite shorter sides facing each other in one direction and a pair of opposite longer sides facing each other in another direction orthogonal to said one direction such that a dimension in said one direction between the opposite shorter sides is longer than a dimension in said another direction between said opposite longer sides,
said flange portion of said retainer has a pair of longer side portions which extend along said corresponding opposite longer sides of said opening and a pair of shorter side portions which connect respective end portions of said longer side portions by extending along said corresponding opposite shorter sides of said opening,
said air bag device further comprises
a fastening and fixing portion at which a fastening hole formed in said longer side portion of said flange portion is fastened and fixed to another fastening hole formed in said lid member in a corresponding position to said fastening hole with a fastening and fixing member in a manner that forms a fastening fixture between said fastening hole and said another fastening hole, and
an engaging portion at which said shorter side portion of said flange portion is engaged with said lid member so as to determine a position of said lid member with respect to said flange portion, and
said engaging portion comprises an engaging protrusion member protruding from said lid member and an engaging hole formed at said shorter side portion which extends generally in the horizontal direction such that said engaging protrusion member is inserted into said engaging hole and engaged with said engaging hole.

US Pat. No. 10,457,197

VEHICLE FOR CONVEYING PERSONS AND ORIENTATION AID

Bombardier Transportation...

1. A vehicle for conveying passengers, the vehicle comprising:an interior space for accommodating the passengers;
a plurality of door areas for entering and leaving the interior space;
an emitter arranged at each door area, the emitter configured to emit an electromagnetic signal, in which an individual identification of the door area is encoded, wherein the individual identification of each door area is specifically encoded for the corresponding door area, wherein the electromagnetic signal also includes information regarding which route the vehicle serves.

US Pat. No. 10,457,185

FRAMELESS HALF-ROUND TRAILER WITH BUTT JOINTS

Mac Trailer Manufacturing...

1. A frameless dump trailer comprising:a forward end spaced from a rear end defining a longitudinal direction there between, and a first side opposite a second side defining a transverse direction there between;
a forward frameless trailer body portion defining the forward end and a rear frameless trailer body portion defining the rear end; and
wherein the forward frameless trailer body portion is formed from a plurality of forward planar panels butt welded together side-by-side at forward longitudinal unions, the butt welded panels adapted to be rolled into an arcuate configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,457,182

INTEGRATED DOOR FRAME AND HANDLE BRACKET

LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.,...

13. A system for connecting a grab handle to a wall, the system comprising:a door frame member having a generally Z-shaped cross-section and including:
a web having a first side edge and a second side edge;
a first flange extending in a first direction from the web proximate the first side edge of the web; and
a second flange extending in a second direction from the web proximate the second side edge of the web, the first and second directions generally perpendicular to the web, and the second direction generally opposite the first direction; and
a door handle bracket including first, second and third sections in parallel offset planes, wherein the door handle bracket is connected to the first flange of the door frame member on a wall side of the first flange, and wherein the grab handle is securable to the door handle bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,457,174

FORMING OF MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT UPHOLSTERY

1. A method of forming at least one style feature line in a cover element for seat upholstery, comprising the steps of:depositing foam in a viscous state on a support element to create an assembly comprising the support element and the foam in the viscous state;
polymerizing the foam by placing the assembly comprising the support element and the foam in the viscous state in a mold having a matrix and a punch, the matrix comprising one or more matrix ribs, each of the one or more matrix ribs for defining a style feature line and the punch comprising two punch ribs for each of the one or more matrix ribs, each of the one or more matrix ribs aligned between the two punch ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,457,117

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air conditioner for a vehicle, comprising:a pump configured to take in and discharge a heat medium;
a heat medium/air heat exchanger that regulates a temperature of ventilation air blown into a vehicle interior by conducting sensible-heat exchange between the ventilation air and the heat medium circulated by the pump;
a heat transfer device having a passage through which the heat medium flows and configured to conduct heat transfer with the heat medium circulated by the pump;
a compressor disposed to take in and discharge a refrigerant in a refrigeration cycle;
a heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the heat medium circulated by the pump and the refrigerant in the refrigeration cycle to regulate a temperature of the heat medium circulated by the pump; and
a controller configured to control a heat transfer amount with the heat medium in the heat transfer device or heat exchange capability of the heat medium/air heat exchanger such that a temperature of the ventilation air regulated by the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches a first target temperature, wherein
the heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger is disposed to heat the heat medium by performing heat exchange between the refrigerant discharged by the compressor and the heat medium,
the heat medium/air heat exchanger is disposed to heat the ventilation air by conducting sensible-heat exchange between the heat medium heated in the heat medium/refrigerant heat exchanger and the ventilation air, and
the controller is configured to
regulate a flow rate of the heat medium in at least one of the heat medium/air heat exchanger and the heat transfer device, and
regulate one of a flow rate of the refrigerant or the flow rate of the heat mediums such that the temperature of the ventilation air approaches the first target temperature, and regulate the other one of the flow rate of the refrigerant or the flow rate of the heat medium such that a temperature of the heat transfer device approaches a second target temperature,
when the first target temperature is higher than the second target temperature, the controller regulates the flow rate of the refrigerant such that the temperature of the ventilation air heated in the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches the first target temperature, and the controller regulates the flow rate of the heat medium such that the temperature of the heat transfer device approaches the second target temperature, and
when the second target temperature is higher than the first target temperature, the controller regulates the flow rate of the refrigerant such that the temperature of the heat transfer device approaches the second target temperature, and the controller regulates the flow rate of the heat medium such that the temperature of the ventilation air heated in the heat medium/air heat exchanger approaches the first target temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,457,100

CART WHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH REPLACEABLE TIRE

gowheels, Inc., Raleigh,...

1. A method of applying a tire to a wheel, the method comprising:forming a tire seam with:
a first seam end having at least one locking finger that extends beyond a first seam face, the first seam end having a first seam end first sidewall and a first seam end second sidewall that cover at least a portion of a center ridge that extends along at least a portion of a circumference of the wheel; and
a second seam end having at least one opening to receive the at least one locking finger through a second seam face, the second seam end having a second seam end first sidewall and a second seam end second sidewall that cover at least a portion of the center ridge;
inserting the at least one locking finger into the at least one opening; and
inserting a finger locking pin to engage:
a first passageway in the second seam end first sidewall,
a second passageway in the second seam end second sidewall, a third passageway through a distal portion of the locking finger, and
at least one fourth passageway through the wheel; andwherein after inserting the finger locking pin:the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous on an outer circumference of the tire;
the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous at the first seam end first sidewall and the second seam end first sidewall covering at least the portion of the center ridge; and
the first seam end and second seam end are substantially continuous at the first seam end second sidewall and the second seam end second sidewall covering at least the portion of the center ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,457,094

WHEEL FOR A SUPPORT STRUCTURE

1. A wheel assembly comprising:a first side plate having a first annular base, axially protruding first claw members projecting axially outward from the first annular base, axially protruding first hub mounts projecting axially outward from the first annular base, and axially protruding first spring mounts projecting axially outward from the first annular base;
a hub member attached to the first side plate, the hub member including an annular center with a plurality of arms extending radially to a plurality of axially extending torque cylinders;
a tire assembly laid over the hub member such that spokes of the tire assembly are radially adjacent corresponding first claw members of the first side plate, a plurality of friction members and the first claw members sandwiching each of the spokes as a first axial end of each friction member engages the first spring mounts of the first side plate;
a second side plate having a second annular base, axially protruding second claw members projecting axially outward from the second annular base, axially protruding second hub mounts projecting axially outward from the second annular base, and axially protruding second spring mounts projecting axially outward from the second annular base, the second claw members receiving corresponding pins of the first claw members of the first side plate, a second axial end of each friction member engaging the second friction mounts of the second side plate; and
a plurality of fasteners securing the hub member to both the first side plate and the second side plate and the tire assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,457,081

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD USING DYNAMIC LIGHT PROJECTION FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINT MASTERS

AGFA NV, Mortsel (BE)

1. A method for constructing a relief print master including a relief layer defining image features, the method comprising the steps of:calculating a three-dimensional representation of the relief print master including a plurality of voxels each having a value that indicates where a stereolithographic apparatus is to print material and is not to print material;
printing the relief print master with the stereolithographic apparatus in accordance with the three-dimensional representation by:
supplying a photocurable liquid;
imagewise exposing a layer of the photocurable liquid to selectively polymerize the layer;
repeating the supplying and imagewise exposing steps until the relief print master is completed;
selecting positions inside the three-dimensional representation of the relief print master as a function of the image features in the relief layer to introduce cavities defining volumetric entities in the relief print master in which a degree of polymerization of monomeric units in each of the volumetric entities is less than 25 percent; and
changing the values of voxels of the plurality of voxels at or near the selected positions to introduce the cavities inside the relief print master.

US Pat. No. 10,457,066

IMAGE TRANSFORMATIONS BASED ON DEFECTS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system, comprising:a print engine to print a plurality of images on a medium, wherein each one of the plurality of images is printed on a respective ribbon of a plurality of ribbons on the medium, wherein each one of the plurality of ribbons comprises an elongated strip on the medium to receive a respective image that is repeated end-to-end along the elongated strip; and
a controller communicatively coupled with the print engine, the controller to:
detect a failure that results in a defect in a first image of the plurality of images in the respective ribbon of the first image while the print engine is printing the plurality of images,
perform an affine transformation on a second image in the respective ribbon of the first image in response to the failure that is detected to produce a transformed second image, wherein the controller is to perform the affine transformation of the second image by performing a 180-degree rotation of the second image that is repeated for each second image that is printed within the respective ribbon, and
instruct the print engine to print the transformed second image in the respective ribbon of the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,457,062

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a recording element board including,
first and second discharge orifice rows where discharge orifices configured to discharge liquid are arrayed,
first and second pressure chamber rows provided corresponding to the first and second discharge orifice rows, and having recording elements configured to generate energy used to discharge liquid,
a first liquid supply channel provided along the first discharge orifice row and configured to supply liquid to the first pressure chamber row and a first liquid recovery channel provided along the first discharge orifice row, separated from the first liquid supply channel, and configured to recover liquid from the first pressure chamber row,
a second liquid supply channel provided along the second discharge orifice row and configured to supply liquid to the second pressure chamber row and a second liquid recovery channel provided along the second discharge orifice row, separated from the second liquid supply channel, and configured to recover liquid from the second pressure chamber row,
wherein a direction of flow of liquid within each of the plurality of pressure chambers included in the first and second pressure chamber rows, from the liquid supply channel via the pressure chamber and to the liquid recovery channel, is the same direction
wherein the liquid discharge head executes liquid discharging while causing the liquid to circulate in one direction in an order of, the outside of the pressure chambers, the liquid supply channel, the pressure chamber, the liquid recovery channel, and the outside of the pressure chambers, during a recording process,
wherein a discharge orifice portion is provided communicating with the discharge orifices and the pressure chamber,
wherein, in a case of satisfying
H?0.34×P?0.66×W>1.7
wherein H represents a height of the pressure chamber at an upstream side from a communicating portion with the discharge orifice portion in the direction of flow of the liquid, P represents a length of the discharge orifice portion in a direction of discharge of the liquid, and W represents a length of the discharge orifice portion in the direction of flow of the liquid that corresponds to a width of the first and the second liquid supply channels, and
wherein the direction of flow of liquid flowing inside each of the first and second pressure chambers is in a x-y axis direction and is opposite a feeding direction of a recording medium.

US Pat. No. 10,457,060

DROP-ON-DEMAND INKJET PRINT BAR

MOUVENT AG, Solothurn (C...

1. A print bar comprising a mounting assembly and a plurality of drop-on-demand inkjet print modules mounted to the mounting assembly, the modules comprising conduits for continuously circulating ink and each of the modules comprising:a) a drop-on-demand inkjet print head;
b) a local element for controlling the ink pressure, assigned to the print head, processing ink delivered to this print head;the print bar further comprising control circuitry assigned to the print heads of the modules for controlling the local elements of the pint heads of the plurality of print modules, for individually and locally controlling the ink pressure and ink release by the print heads.

US Pat. No. 10,457,049

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid ejection head including a substrate, a flow channel member overlying the substrate and defining a flow channel through which a liquid flows, an ejection opening member overlying the flow channel member and defining an ejection opening through which the liquid is ejected, and an intermediate layer between the substrate and the flow channel member, the method comprising:forming the intermediate layer over the substrate;
forming a first photosensitive resin layer over the intermediate layer;
selectively exposing the first photosensitive resin layer to light, thereby curing the portion of the first photosensitive resin layer defining the flow channel member;
forming a second photosensitive resin layer over the first photosensitive resin layer;
selectively exposing the second photosensitive resin layer to light, thereby curing the portion of the second photosensitive resin layer defining the ejection opening member; and
removing the unexposed portions of the first and the second photosensitive resin layer at one time with a developer;
wherein before the removing with the developer, water absorption W of intermediate layer, water absorption W1 of the exposed portion of the first photosensitive resin layer, and water absorption W2 of the exposed portion of the second photosensitive resin layer satisfy the relationship: W?W1 >W2,
wherein the first photosensitive resin layer and the second photosensitive resin layer are exposed to light having the same wavelength, and
wherein the second photosensitive resin layer is more sensitive to the same wavelength than the first photosensitive resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,046

NOZZLE SUBSTRATE, INK-JET PRINT HEAD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NOZZLE SUBSTRATE

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

1. A nozzle substrate, comprising:a main substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
an adhesion layer formed on the second surface of the main substrate; and
a water repellent film formed on a surface of the adhesion layer, wherein:
the surface of the adhesion layer is at an opposite side to a main substrate side of the adhesion layer,
the nozzle substrate includes a nozzle hole that penetrates in a thickness direction of the nozzle substrate,
the nozzle hole includes a recessed part formed on the first surface of the main substrate, and an ink ejecting path formed on a bottom surface of the recessed part and penetrating a bottom wall of the recessed part,
the ink ejecting path includes a first ink ejecting path penetrating the bottom wall of the recessed part of the main substrate, a second ink ejecting path connected to the first ink ejecting path and penetrating the adhesion layer, and a third ink ejecting path connected to the second ink ejecting path and penetrating the water repellent film,
a transverse sectional area of the third ink ejecting path is approximately equal to a transverse sectional area of the first ink ejecting path,
an inner circumference surface of the third ink ejecting path is approximately perpendicular to the second surface of the main substrate, and
the inner circumference surface of the third ink ejecting path formed on the water repellent film is, in a plan view, depressed to an outside with respect to an inner circumference surface of the first ink ejecting path formed on the main substrate, and a depression amount thereof is equal to or less than 1.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,457,021

BIO RESIN PAPERBOARD CONTAINERS AND CARTONS

1. A bio resin laminated paperboard (BLP) device comprising:a sheet of paperboard having a first side and a second side opposite the first side:
a first layer of bio resin laminated on the first side of the paperboard; and
a second layer of bio resin laminated on the second side of the paperboard,
wherein the bio resin of the first layer of bio resin or the second layer of bio resin, or both, is selected from the group consisting of:
poly (ethylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF);
poly (butylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PBF);
poly (tri methylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF); and
poly (propylene 2, 5-furandicarboxylate) (PPF).

US Pat. No. 10,457,016

DIFFERENTIAL NEEDLING OF A CARBON FIBER PREFORM

Honeywell International I...

1. A preform for making a carbon-carbon composite comprising:a plurality of layers comprising carbon fibers or carbon-precursor fibers, wherein the plurality of layers are stacked along a central axis to form a stack, wherein the plurality of layers comprise a first exterior layer defining a first major surface of the preform, a second exterior layer defining a second major surface of the preform opposite the first major surface, and at least one interior layer disposed between the first exterior layer and the second exterior layer, the at least one interior layer comprising a peripheral region that forms a portion of an outer surface of the preform; and
a plurality of needled fibers, wherein at least some needled fibers of the plurality of needled fibers extend through two or more layers of the plurality of layers;
wherein the preform has an exterior region and a core region, wherein the exterior region comprises the first exterior layer, the second exterior layer, and the peripheral region of the at least one interior layer;
wherein the core region includes a first composite diameter region that forms an outer diameter of the core region as measured from the central axis, a second composite diameter region that forms an inner diameter of the core region as measured from the central axis, a central region that lies radially between first composite diameter region and second composite diameter region, a first intermediate region that lies radially between the central region and the first composite diameter region, and a second intermediate region that lies radially between the central region and the second composite diameter region,
wherein the plurality of needled fibers define a first needled fiber number density (NFND) in the exterior region, a second NFND in the first composite diameter region, a third NFND in the second composite diameter region, a fourth NFND in the central region, a fifth NFND in the first intermediate region, and a sixth NFND in the second intermediate region,
wherein the second NFND, third NFND, fourth NFND, fifth NFND, and sixth NFND are each greater than the first NFND, and
wherein the fourth NFND is greater than at least one the fifth NFND or the sixth NFND.

US Pat. No. 10,456,979

OPTIMIZATION OF A PRODUCTION PROCESS

1. A method for optimizing a production process for a component to be produced by additive manufacturing, by simulating the production process, wherein predetermined required properties of the component are specified as boundary conditions of the simulation, the method comprising:determining a position of the component in a production space optimized based on a process optimization criterion, wherein the position of the component is automatically determined such that dislocations of the component due to gravitational forces are minimized;
computing dislocations of the component and stresses on the component caused by the production process, wherein the dislocations, the stresses, or the dislocations and the stresses caused by the production process are caused by gravitational forces, changes in density of a material to be used for production of the component, or gravitational forces and changes in density of the material to be used for production of the component, wherein computing dislocations of the component comprises calculating displacements or shifts of the component, and wherein computing stresses on the component comprises calculating temperature-related changes in density of the material to be used for production of the component;
determining supporting structures optimized based on the process optimization criterion, wherein the supporting structures counteract the dislocations, the stresses, or the dislocations and the stresses;
determining a portion of the design of the component optimized based on a component optimization criterion; and
producing the component via the production process based on the determined optimized position of the component in the production space and the determined optimized supporting structures.

US Pat. No. 10,456,978

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING RUBBER

BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE...

1. An apparatus for disposing green rubber, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a base and a support structure;
an external source of green rubber;
an inlet for receiving the green rubber from the external source;
a nozzle mounted to the support structure and positioned to receive the green rubber from the inlet via a barrel connecting the inlet to the nozzle;
a ram mounted to the support structure separate and spaced apart from the inlet and barrel and configured to translate linearly along an extrusion axis of the nozzle and toward the inlet to apply a force to the green rubber so as to eject the green rubber from the nozzle;
temperature control elements configured to control temperature of the green rubber in the barrel;
a build surface upon which disposing of the ejected green rubber takes place;
a cutting instrument mounted between the nozzle and the build surface and configured to separate the green rubber from the nozzle;
a first vibration transducer that vibrates the cutting instrument; and
an actuator capable of moving at least one of the nozzle and the build surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,956

MULTI-CHEMISTRY MICROLATTICE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A multi-chemistry structure comprising:a plurality of interconnected polymer struts arranged in an integrated lattice comprising a plurality of unit cells;
a first layer of the lattice being formed of a first photopolymerized polymer; and
a second layer of the lattice being formed of a second photopolymerized polymer different from the first photopolymerized polymer,
wherein:
the first layer is substantially continuous across the lattice and comprises 50% or more of each unit cell;
the second layer comprises a remainder of each unit cell;
the first layer is free of the second photopolymerized polymer,
the second layer is free of the first photopolymerized polymer, and
the first and second layers together define the boundary of a simple polygonal or polyhedral unit cell.

US Pat. No. 10,456,931

MULTI-AXIS INDUSTRIAL SCARA ROBOT

Comau S.p.A., Grugliasco...

1. A multi-axis industrial robot, in particular of a SCARA type, comprising:a base structure;
a first arm pivotally connected to the base structure about a first axis of rotation;
a second arm pivotally connected to said first arm about a second axis of rotation parallel to said first axis of rotation; and
an operating unit carried by a shaft, which is mounted on said second arm and can be driven, by means of an actuation assembly, in a first movement of translation along a third axis and in a second movement of rotation about said third axis, said third axis being parallel to said first and second axes of rotation,
wherein said second arm comprises:
a base body fixed on which is said actuation assembly; and
a covering body, which is mounted on said base body,
wherein said base body and said covering body constitute a housing within which said actuation assembly is enclosed and separated from the external environment;
said robot being characterized in that said second arm comprises an intermediate body, which is fixed on said base body and has a structure that is set at least in part between said covering body and said actuation assembly and is provided with portions for fixing said covering body on said intermediate body in such a way that said covering body is fixed on said base body through said intermediate body and constitutes, together with said base body, the housing within which said actuation assembly and said intermediate body are enclosed, wherein said intermediate body further defines a wall, which is set between said covering body and said actuation assembly and is provided with said fixing portions;
wherein carried on said wall are at least one connector member for connection of a bundle of cables and/or tubes and means for signalling purposes and/or for controlling said robot;
wherein said covering body has an opening, which is set in a position corresponding to said wall in such a way that said connector member and/or said signalling and/or control means will emerge on the outside of said second arm;
wherein a first seal element having an annular shape is set between said wall and internal portions of said covering body that extend around said opening so that said fixing portions and said connector member and/or said signalling and/or control means are positioned in a region on the inside of said first seal element: and
wherein a second seal element is set between said base body and said covering body.

US Pat. No. 10,456,923

SENSOR AND ROBOT

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sensor comprising:first and second support portions configured to be relatively displaceable with respect to each other;
a first displacement measuring unit configured to measure displacement between the first support portion and the second support portion and is an incremental type; and
a second displacement measuring unit configured to measure displacement between the first support portion and the second support portion and is not the incremental type,
wherein the second displacement measuring unit comprises:
a magnetic-flux generating source supported by one of the first support portion and the second support portion; and
a magnetoelectric transducer supported by another of the first support portion and the second support portion,
wherein the first displacement measuring unit comprises:
a scale supported by one of the first support portion and the second support portion; and
a head supported by another of the first support portion and the second support portion, and
wherein the scale, the head, the magnetoelectric transducer, and the magnetic-flux generating source are disposed such that the scale and the head oppose each other and are interposed between the magnetoelectric transducer and the magnetic-flux generating source.

US Pat. No. 10,456,918

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a model acquiring unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional shape model of a target object;
a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the three-dimensional shape model;
a setting unit configured to set a first orientation of the three-dimensional shape model of the target object and a second orientation of the three-dimensional shape model of the target object that is different from the first orientation on the basis of the three-dimensional shape model displayed in the display unit;
a storage unit configured to store a transformation parameter that transforms the first orientation into the second orientation; and
a unit configured to calculate a first position and orientation of the target object by associating the three-dimensional shape model with an imaged target object,
to transform the associated three-dimensional shape model using the transformation parameter, and
to calculate a second position and orientation of the target object by associating the transformed three-dimensional shape model with the imaged target object,
to determine the position and orientation of the target object based on the first position and orientation and second position and orientation of the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,456,915

ROBOTIC SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED SCANNING MECHANISM

MUJIN, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for operating a robotic system, the method comprising:receiving imaging data representing a pickup area including a target object;
determining an initial pose of the target object based on the imaging data;
calculating a confidence measure associated with the initial pose, wherein the confidence measure is indicative of a likelihood of the initial pose being accurate;
deriving, based on the confidence measure, an approach location and at least one scanning location, the approach location defining a location for the end-effector to contact and grip the target object, the scanning location defining a location for the end-effector to present one or more surfaces of the target object before one or more corresponding object scanners so as to scan the one or more object identifiers;
deriving, based on the derived approached location and the scanning location, a motion plan,
wherein the motion plan includes commands, settings, or a combination thereof, for operating a robotic arm and an end-effector to execute a task based on (1) picking up the target object from a start location, (2) transferring the target object to a task location, and (3) presenting one or more object identifiers to one or more object scanners located between the start location and the task location,
wherein deriving the motion plan includes:
comparing the confidence measure to a sufficiency threshold,
selectively calculating the approach location and the scanning location according to a performance metric and/or a scanning metric, based on an outcome of the comparison, wherein the scanning metric corresponds to a likelihood of at least one of the object identifiers remaining uncovered by the end-effector regardless of whether or not the initial pose is accurate; and
implementing the motion plan for operating one or more actuation devices to execute the task;
wherein:
deriving the approach location and the scanning location includes prioritizing the scanning metric before the performance metric when the confidence measure fails to satisfy the sufficiency threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,898

DAMPING DEVICE FOR A PERCUSSION DEVICE, PERCUSSION DEVICE AND ROCK DRILLING MACHINE

Epiroc Rock Drills Aktieb...

1. Damping device for a percussion device of a hydraulic rock drilling machine (1) with a striking direction (R), including a damping piston (5) for action in an axial direction against a tool to be driven by the percussion device, wherein the damping piston (5) exhibits a first piston portion (6), which is received in a first damping chamber (7) and a second piston portion (8), which is received in a second damping chamber (9), said first and second damping chambers being defined adjacent to each other,wherein:
in operation, in a normal striking position for said percussion device, the damping piston (5) is set against a fixed stop (19, 22) against movements in the striking direction,
a damping slot (10) is established between the first (7) and the second (9) damping chamber in all axial positions of the damping piston, said damping slot arranged to provide direct fluid communication between the adjacent first and second damping chambers, and
the first damping chamber (7) is pressurized with a hydraulic pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,824

SAFETY POWER ASSIST FOR MANUAL PRESS

BTM Company LLC, Marysvi...

1. A press comprising:(a) a tool including a punch;
(b) a frame;
(c) a manual actuator;
(d) the tool being operably moveable in a longitudinal direction relative to the frame due to movement of the manual actuator;
(e) a switch;
(f) an abutment surface;
(g) an automatically powered actuator coupled to the punch;
(h) a biasing member being compressible when the manual actuator is moved in an operating condition which causes the abutment surface to activate the switch, and the switch activation then operably causing the automatically powered actuator to advance the punch; and
(i) the manual actuator being adapted for reverse movement to retract the tool even after the biasing member has been partially compressed to an intermediate position which is insufficient to cause activation of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,456,810

INFLATION-ACTIVATED SEPARATOR SCREEN

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

1. A method of forming a screen, the method comprising:bending a first end of a first hem crimp over an adjacent first portion of the first hem crimp to form a first U-shaped bend;
bending the first U-shaped bend by an angle to form a hemming end portion;
positioning a first edge of a mesh portion proximate a vertex of the angle;
bending the hemming end portion over an adjacent second portion of the first hem crimp to form a second U-shaped bend and to secure the first edge of the mesh portion therebetween the hemming end portion and the adjacent second portion of the first hem crimp; and
bending the second U-shaped bend over and onto the first U-shaped bend to form a third U-shaped bend, such that the first edge of the mesh portion is at least one of hemmed and crimped to the first hem crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,456,806

LUMINESCENT APPLICATION AND REMOVAL TOOLS

PRC-DeSoto International,...

1. A luminescent tool for applying or removing a sealant or an adhesive comprising:at least one end comprising a surface structured and arranged to contact the sealant or adhesive, and a polymeric material with a luminescent material disposed therein; and
a load-bearing portion comprising the polymeric material with the luminescent material disposed therein,
wherein the luminescent tool comprises a spatula, scraper, spreader, or smoother;
the luminescent material comprises from 0.01 to 30 weight percent of the total weight of the polymeric material and the luminescent material;
the polymeric material has a tensile strength of greater than 10,000 psi;
the polymeric material has a modulus of greater than 5,000 MPa; and
the polymeric material comprises a continuous matrix, and the luminescent material is dispersed in the continuous polymeric matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,456,792

SINGLE, THIEF-SAMPLING, CALIBRATION AND CONTROL OF SEPARATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD

THOUGHT PRESERUE, LLC

1. A method comprising:providing a tank comprising walls and a floor;
providing a mixture, effectively inseparable by the influence of gravity in a commercially reasonable time;
filling the tank from the floor to a liquid level thereabove with a fixed volume of the mixture to be drained therefrom at a later time, leaving an overlayer thereabove comprising a gaseous composition;
thief-sampling the mixture by extracting a sample as a single volume of the mixture drawn exclusively from proximate a surface representing the liquid level in the tank;
separating the sample into at least three layers;
measuring a light fraction of the sample constituting a light component, a heavy fraction of the sample constituting a heavy component, and a solid fraction of the sample constituting a solid component, based on the contents corresponding to the at least three layers; and
calibrating a BS&W sensor detecting the heavy component in a flow drawn before operation of a centrifuge operably connected between the tank and the BS&W sensor, the flow taken from proximate the liquid level and unseparated, based on the heavy fraction; and
controlling the flow from the tank into the centrifuge, during its operation as a separator, based on a residual amount of the heavy component remaining in the light component downstream from the centrifuge as detected by the BS&W sensor thereat.

US Pat. No. 10,456,760

CONTROL OF VIBRATORY/OSCILLATORY MIXERS

Resodyn Corporation, But...

1. A method for controlling a system for mixing one or more materials contained in a mixing vessel, the system including a resonant acoustic mixer operative to vibrate the mixing vessel in an oscillatory motion, the method comprising:determining, by a sensor, a current value of an operating parameter of the system caused by a drive signal waveform;
receiving, by a controller, the current value of the operating parameter from the sensor;
determining, by the controller, a total energy absorbed by the one or more materials based on the received current value of the operating parameter, wherein the operating parameter comprises one of a displacement amplitude, velocity amplitude, acceleration amplitude, and jerk amplitude of the oscillatory motion of the system;
determining, by the controller, a second value for the operating parameter based on the total energy absorbed by the one or more materials; and
changing, by the controller, the current value of the operating parameter to the second value by adjusting the drive signal waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,456,748

VARIABLE DRAIN FLOW RESTRICTOR

Ecowater Systems LLC, Wo...

1. A proportioning valve for a reverse osmosis system comprising:a cylindrical housing having an internal cavity with a product water inlet proximate one end of said housing;
a reject water inlet downstream of said product water inlet but not in fluid communication with said product water inlet;
a reject water outlet downstream of said reject water inlet, and in fluid communication with said reject water inlet for at least a portion of the operation of said valve;
a slider within said housing responsive on a first end to pressure provided by said product water inlet and on a second end responsive to pressure provided by a reverse pressure mechanism designed to partially counter said pressure provided by said product water, said slider having an axial length and a groove having a depth varying along the axial length of said slider, and extending axially along the axial length of said slider, and exposed to said reject water inlet, said groove slidably exposed to said reject water outlet when said slider moves and said groove is placed in fluid communication with said reject water outlet; and
at least one o-ring seal in circumferential contact with said second end of said slider and in slidable contact with sidewalls of said internal cavity, to keep reject water from entering a portion of said internal cavity that houses said reverse pressure mechanism throughout operation of said proportioning valve
wherein reject water is more restricted from flowing through the reject water outlet as water pressure increases in the product water inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,456,747

HYDROCARBON REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANES AND SEPARATIONS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A membrane structure comprising a first membrane layer and a second membrane layer, the first membrane layer having a pore volume of at least 0.2 cm3/g of pores with a median pore size of at least 20 nm, the second membrane layer comprising a porous carbon layer having a BET surface area of at least about 100 m2/g, the second membrane layer having a pore size distribution comprising a smallest substantial pore size peak having a median pore size of about 3.0 Angstroms to about 50 Angstroms.

US Pat. No. 10,456,745

METHODS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A SORBENT COMPOSITION HAVING A CATALYST COMPONENT

ADA Carbon Solutions, LLC...

1. A method for the manufacture of a sorbent composition comprising the step of:dispersing an ancillary catalyst component with a powdered activated carbon sorbent, the powered activated carbon sorbent having a surface area of at least about 350 m2/g, a pore volume of at least about 0.20 cc/g, and a median particle size of not greater than about 30 ?m,
wherein the ancillary catalyst component comprises a metal salt having a metal and an anion, where the metal is selected from the group consisting of Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, and the anion is selected from the group of a chloride, a sulfate, a carbonate, and a nitrate.

US Pat. No. 10,456,724

MELT SPUN FILTRATION MEDIA FOR RESPIRATORY DEVICES AND FACE MASKS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A nanofibrous web comprising polymeric fibers that are intimately comingled and entangled in a single layer, stand-alone network, and wherein:(a) the fibers comprise at least 70% nanofibers, 5%-25% microfibers, and up to 5% coarse fibers by number percentage;
(b) a number average diameter of all the fibers is less than 1000 nm and a median diameter of all the fibers is less than 500 nm; and
(c) the nanofibrous web has an apparent density of 0.01 to 0.05 g/cm3, an electrostatic charge of at least 12 kV as measured at a distance of 25 mm, and an effective quality factor (eQF) of greater than about 2.5 (Pa·g/cm3)?1.

US Pat. No. 10,456,714

MULTI-PURPOSE GAS SEPARATOR UNIT

William Jacob Management,...

1. A multi-purpose gas separator apparatus, comprising:a unitary vessel defining an interior, the vessel having a test inlet at a first end and having a production inlet at a second, opposite end;
a barrier disposed in the interior and sealing the interior into first and second chambers, the first chamber communicating with the test inlet and adapted for well testing operation, the second chamber communicating with the production inlet and adapted for production operation, the first chamber in communication with a first gas outlet of the vessel for gas, a first water outlet of the vessel for water, and a first condensate outlet of the vessel for condensate, the second chamber in communication with a second gas outlet of the vessel for gas, a second water outlet of the vessel for water, and a second condensate outlet of the vessel for condensate;
a first weir plate disposed in the first chamber and separating the first water outlet on a waterside of the first weir plate from the first condensate outlet on a condensate-side of the first weir plate adjacent the barrier; and
a second weir plate disposed in the second chamber and separating the second water outlet on a waterside of the second weir plate from the second condensate outlet on a condensate-side of the second weir plate adjacent the barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,456,709

DISPERSION FLOW DEVICE FOR EXTRACTION VESSEL AND METHODS OF USE

GREEN MILL SUPERCRITICAL,...

6. An extraction system comprising:an extraction vessel comprising a vessel body, an extraction solvent inlet, a material inlet, and an outlet;
a collection vessel operably connected to the outlet;
a dispersion device disposed proximate the extraction solvent inlet and comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a plurality of openings formed in the dispersion device and extending from the first surface to the second surface, whereby the plurality of openings are adapted for the flow of an extraction solvent therethrough; and
a rotational shaft disposed within the extraction vessel, the rotational shaft comprising:
a vertical axis;
a dispersion arm that is attached to and rotated by the shaft; and
a driving motor for rotating the rotational shaft, wherein the dispersion arm comprises the dispersion device.

US Pat. No. 10,456,692

MOBILE TERMINAL WITH CALL FUNCTION OR TEXTING FUNCTION, OR A FUNCTION AS A GAME TERMINAL, GAME PROGRAM AND GAME METHOD EXECUTED BY MOBILE TERMINAL

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a controller configured to execute an application;
a display unit configured to display an application screen of the application for a user of the mobile terminal; and
a movement determination unit configured to determine a movement speed of the mobile terminal;
the controller configured to determine a current speed category from among a plurality of predefined speed categories that the movement speed is within, the plurality of predefined speed categories including a first speed category of one or more first speeds and a second speed category of one or more second speeds, the one or more first speeds being lower than the one or more second speeds;
the controller configured to control display of an update of the application screen by the application based on the current speed category, the control including prohibiting or restricting display of the update when the movement speed is determined to be within the first speed category and not prohibiting or restricting display of the update when the movement speed is determined to be within the second speed category.

US Pat. No. 10,456,683

METHOD AND APPARATUS FACILITATING REALISTIC PLAYER INTERACTION IN A SIMULATED SKILL GAME

Everi Games, Inc., Austi...

1. A method of controlling targets displayed during a play in a player-interactive game in which (i) one or more prize targets are displayed on a display system of a gaming machine, each prize target being associated with a predetermined value, and (ii) each prize target is displayed on the display system as reacting on receipt of a successful interaction with the prize target from a player, and (iii) a result of the play is a prize value that includes the respective predetermined value of each prize target receiving a successful interaction from the player in the course of the play in the game, the method including:(a) at a data processing system associated with the gaming machine, receiving a total prize amount to be awarded for the play of the game;
(b) under control of the data processing system, determining an expected target value for a respective record from a target sequence comprising a sequence of records;
(c) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target value for the respective record from a number of different available target values, the selected target value comprising a value from among the number of different available target values that bears a predefined relationship to the expected target value;
(d) under control of the data processing system, selecting a target type correlated to the selected target value;
(e) causing a prize target corresponding to the selected target type to be displayed on the display system under control of the data processing system; and
(f) repeating steps (b), (c), (d), and (e) for each respective record in the target sequence until an end condition is detected for the play.

US Pat. No. 10,456,681

GAME SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD, DISPLAY CONTROLLING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A method for causing a game system to display a related picture, the method comprising:executing a game application for a first user using a processor of the game system,
wherein the first user controls a player character in the game application using a game controller;
displaying, on a display of the game system,
a full screen execution screen of the game application;
acquiring over a network, a related picture related to a current state of progress of the first user in the game application;
wherein the related picture is created by a second user different from the first user; and
displaying, on the display, the related picture;
wherein the related picture includes a plurality of play moving pictures uploaded to the network by the second user, the plurality of play moving pictures being that of a same game application as the game application executed for the first user on the game system,
wherein a first play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position of the player character that the player character has moved past;
wherein a second play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position close to a current position of the player character,
wherein a third play moving picture of the plurality of play moving pictures depicts play information corresponding to a position ahead of the current position of the player character,
wherein the first play moving picture, the second play moving picture, and the third play moving picture are displayed if each has a transmission date within a predetermined time period of a current date, and
wherein the first play moving picture, the second play moving picture, and the third play moving picture are all displayed concurrently and non-overlapping on the display superimposed on the full screen execution screen.

US Pat. No. 10,456,674

TRACK BASED PLAY SYSTEMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A set comprising:a computer game;
a plurality of passive physical play pieces, wherein the passive physical play pieces in the set are not configured to send or receive data with other physical play pieces or the computer game; and
a plurality of active physical play pieces, wherein at least one of the plurality of active physical play pieces in the set comprises one or more sensors configured to detect an arrangement of a proximate passive physical play piece and is configured to actively communicate with the computer game, wherein the computer game is configured to:
receive data from the at least one of the plurality of active physical play pieces;
based at least in part on the data received, assist the computer game to infer a shape of a path formed from the plurality of active physical play pieces;
generate a virtual model of a path based on the inferred shape of the path formed from the plurality of active physical play pieces; and
display the virtual model of the path on a display device separate from the plurality of active physical play pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,456,660

BOARD GAME WITH DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTIC TRACKING

Tweedletech, LLC, Ann Ar...

1. A game system for playing a board game, the game system comprising:a. one or more game objects for playing the board game, wherein each of the one or more game objects has a unique identifier and one or more characteristic values including a set of trait data and a set of history data, wherein each of the game objects are physical objects;
b. one or more memory devices each having at least one database, wherein a first memory device of the memory devices has a first database that stores the unique identifier and one or more of the characteristic values associated with one of the game objects; and
c. a controller that via a wireless adapter adjusts the trait data of the characteristic values associated with one of the game objects;wherein the adjustment of the trait data of the game objects by the controller via the wireless adapter are altered based on the unique identifier of each game object such that different game objects are adjusted differently by the controller based on the same external events or game events.

US Pat. No. 10,456,636

SUPPORTED IRON SET

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A set of golf clubs comprising at least a first golf club, a second golf club, and a third club, wherein:the first, second and third golf clubs each comprising a heel, a toe, a topline, a hosel, a sole a back wall and a front face having a face center,
the first golf club further comprising a first loft angle (LA1) of between 15 and 25 degrees having a first face stabilizing bar extending from the heel to the toe having a first plurality of face stabilizing bar apertures, a first back panel extending from the sole to the first face stabilizing bar and forming a portion of the back wall and having a first plurality of back wall apertures, wherein the back wall comprises a back aperture adjacent the heel such that it makes the first face stabilizing bar Y-shaped with a portion extending from the sole toward a center of the first face stabilizing bar, and a first center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a first distance,
the second golf club further comprising a second loft angle (LA2) of between 26 and 36 degrees and a second center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a second distance, and
the third golf club further comprising a third loft angle (LA3) of between 37 and 47 degrees and a third center of gravity positioned horizontally from the face center by a third distance.

US Pat. No. 10,456,629

GRAPHENE AND CARBON NANOTUBE REINFORCED GOLF BALL

Callaway Golf Company, C...

1. A golf ball comprising:an inner core comprising a polybutadiene material;
an outer core comprising a polybutadiene material in an amount ranging from 40 to 90 weight percent, zinc diacrylate in an amount ranging from 10 to 50 weight percent, zinc oxide in an amount ranging from 1 to 30 weight percent, peroxide initiator in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 10 weight percent, a graphene material in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 6.0 weight percent of the outer core, and a carbon nanotube (CNT) material in an amount ranging from 0.01 to 6.0 weight percent of the outer core, wherein the graphene material has a surface area ranging from 150 m2/g to 1000 m2/g; and
a cover layer disposed over the outer core;
wherein the inner core has a deflection of more than 0.230 under a load of 200 pounds, and wherein the outer core over the inner core has a deflection of more than 0.080 under a load of 200 pounds.

US Pat. No. 10,456,618

PORTABLE EXERCISE APPARATUS

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a pair of tracks each extending in a respective longitudinal direction from a first end of a respective one of the tracks to a second end thereof, each one of the tracks including an inner side and an outer side each spanning from the first end to the second end of the respective one of the tracks;
a pair of limb receiving members defining top support surfaces for receiving limbs of a user;
the pair of limb receiving members each being operatively coupled to the respective one of the tracks so as to be slidable relative thereto between the first end of the respective one of the tracks and the second end thereof;
the pair of tracks comprising upper load bearing surfaces supporting the limb receiving members in sliding contact therewith and lower surfaces adapted for resting on a support surface in an operating position of the exercise apparatus;
the pair of tracks being oriented substantially parallel to one another such that the respective longitudinal directions of the tracks are oriented substantially parallel to one another;
the pair of tracks being interconnected by a bridging portion which spans from the inner side of one of the tracks to the inner side of the other one of the tracks;
the bridging portion comprising a hinge defining a folding axis oriented substantially parallel to each one of the respective longitudinal directions of the tracks so that the tracks are movable between the operating position in which the pair of tracks are located in spaced relation from one another with respect to a transverse direction which is cross-wise to the respective longitudinal directions of the pair of tracks such that the inner sides of the tracks are spaced from one another in the transverse direction and the folding axis is located centrally between the tracks with respect to the transverse direction, and a storage position in which the tracks are disposed with the upper load bearing surfaces or the lower surfaces facing one another and the folding axis is located transversely outwardly from the pair of tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,456,579

DIRECT ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF VISUAL DISEASE

Nova Oculus Canada Manufa...

1. An electrotherapeutic system for treating a visual disease, comprising:a signal generator configured to generate a waveform comprising a series of current pulses; and
a headset connectable to the signal generator and configured to deliver the waveform to a skin surface within an eye region of a patient, wherein the headset comprises at least one eyecup electrode including an upper contact pad and a lower contact pad having a contact surface with an area in a range of about 1.10 cm2 to about 1.80 cm2, wherein the eyecup electrode includes a mounting post and a plurality of upper extension arms that provide spacing between the mounting post and the upper contact pad and a plurality of lower extension arms that provide spacing between the mounting post and the lower contact pad to enable contact of the upper and lower contact pads with the skin surface, and wherein the waveform is delivered to the skin surface through both the upper and lower contact pads.

US Pat. No. 10,456,560

EXPANDABLE TIP MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A guidewire comprising:a guidewire body having a proximal end and a distal end; and
a plurality of elements, each having a first end and a second end along a length of the respective element, the plurality of elements having (a) a proximal section fixed at an attachment location at a distal portion of the guidewire body, and (b) a distal section in which the plurality of elements diverge radially outward from the distal end of the guidewire body to form a compliant structure having an expanded profile that is greater than a radial dimension of the distal end of the guidewire body and being resiliently deformable to a reduced profile, where in the expanded profile the compliant structure provides a radial force in an outward circumferential direction from an axis of the guidewire body;
wherein each of the plurality of elements extends distally from the proximal section of the plurality of elements to the distal section, then invert, then extend proximally from the distal section to the proximal section such that both the first and second ends are disposed at the attachment location at the distal portion of the guidewire body.

US Pat. No. 10,456,541

SYSTEM AND RESPIRATION APPLIANCE FOR SUPPORTING THE AIRWAY OF A SUBJECT

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of supporting the airway of a subject as the subject breathes, the method comprising:during inhalation of a subject, providing a first resistance to gas flow for gas passing from ambient atmosphere into one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject;
during exhalation of the subject, providing a second resistance to gas flow for gas passing from the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject to ambient atmosphere, wherein the first resistance is lower than the second resistance such that during inhalation gas passes from ambient atmosphere into the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject substantially unimpeded and during exhalation the second resistance elevates pressure within the airway of the subject such that the elevated pressure supports the airway of the subject;
receiving a pressurized flow of breathable gas;
directing the pressurized flow of breathable gas to the one or more external orifices of the airway of the subject as the subject breathes;
generating one or more output signals that convey information related to the stability of the airway of the subject with one or more sensors; and
adjusting a flow rate of the pressurized flow of breathable gas based on the information in the one or more output signals generated by the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,515

WEARABLE ULTRAFILTRATION DEVICES METHODS AND SYSTEMS

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A wearable ultrafiltration apparatus, comprising:a first ultrafilter for filtering a patient's blood along a first fluid path;
a second ultrafilter for filtering the patient's blood along a second fluid path; and
a valve being positionable in a first position for directing the patient's blood along the first fluid path and being positionable in a second position for directing the patient's blood along the second fluid path;
wherein when the valve is in the first position, blood flows along the first fluid path and is prevented from flowing along the second fluid path and when the valve is in the second position, blood flows along the second fluid path and is prevented from flowing along the first fluid path;
wherein when the valve is in the first position, the second ultrafilter is idle and capable of being serviced or replaced, and when the valve is in the second position, the first ultrafilter is idle and capable of being serviced or replaced; and
wherein the valve includes a rod including a handle attached thereto for rotating the rod from the first position to the second position, wherein the rod includes a first edge positioned in a first orientation when the rod is in the first position, the first edge directing the patient's blood to the first ultrafilter along the first fluid path, and wherein when the rod is in the second position the first edge is positioned in a second orientation for directing the patient's blood to the second ultrafilter along the second fluid path.

US Pat. No. 10,456,512

BABY PRODUCT STERILIZER INCLUDING BREAST PUMP

CIMILRE CO., LTD., Cheon...

1. A baby product sterilizer having a breast pump, the sterilizer comprising:a body having a plurality of ultraviolet lamps located at an inside of the body to sterilize and dry baby products accommodated in the inside of the body;
a cap disposed on a front surface of the body;
a cover located at outer surfaces of the body; and
the breast pump disposed between the body and the cover in such a manner as to be controlled by a controller mounted on the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,456,402

7-BENZYL-4-(METHYLBENZYL)-2,4,6,7,8,9-HEXAHYDROIMIDAZO[1,2-A]PYRIDO[3,4-E]PYRIMIDIN-5 (1H)-ONE, SALTS THEREOF AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME IN COMBINATION THERAPY

Oncoceutics, Inc., Phila...

1. A method of treatment comprising administering to a subject having a uterine cancer in need of such treatment a pharmaceutically acceptable amount of compound (1):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable amount of compound (1) is administered as a salvage therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,456,398

INHIBITION OF SGK1 IN THE TREATMENT OF HEART CONDITIONS

Beth Israel Deaconess Med...

1. A method for treatment of a cardiovascular disease in a subject, the method comprising, administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one SGK1 inhibitor having the Formula 1:
wherein:
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, CN, CO2H, CO2(C1-C6 alkyl), CO2(C1-C6 haloalkyl), —OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —SH, and —S(C1-C6 alkyl);
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein the cardiovascular disease is selected from the group consisting of heart failure, arrhythmia, ischemic injury, ischemic infarction, cardiac fibrosis, vascular proliferation, restenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, and stent failure.

US Pat. No. 10,456,370

SPHINGOSINE KINASE TYPE 1 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Enzo Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method for treating asthma in a patient, comprising:administering to a patient in need of treatment for asthma a compound having the formula

US Pat. No. 10,456,327

PACKAGE FOR FROZEN NUTRIENT PILL

1. A package comprising:a plurality of seamless compartments coupled together;
a different one of said plurality of compartments each including a different respective one of a plurality of respective void spaces and each including a different respective one of one of a plurality of respective void space delimiting surfaces;
a plurality of fill entries, a different one of each said fill entries of said plurality forms a fluent entry into a different one of each of said compartment's respective void space;
a plurality of receptacles, a different one of said plurality of receptacles each include a respective different one of said plurality of void space delimiting surfaces and an external surface, said external surface of each receptacle including a curvilinear portion, the entirety of the curvilinear portion on one side of a support which couples the receptacles together;
wherein at least one fill entry of said plurality forming the fluent entry in one of said compartment's void space is in an elastomeric portion of said package, and said at least one fill entry has a width measured along its minor axis or a diameter which is less than the width of the of the compartment having the at least one fill entry forming the fluent entry into the compartment's void space, wherein the width of the compartment is measured along the compartments minor axis;
wherein each compartment of said plurality has a volume from 0.7 ml to 4 ml; and
wherein each void space delimiting surface of said plurality follows an outline of a separate 3D pill shape; and
wherein each of said fill entries of said plurality of said fill entries circumscribes a different one of said void space delimiting surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,456,319

FASCIA THERAPY TOOL

1. A rigid tool for use in fascia therapy comprising a handle portion and a blade portion;the handle portion comprising an elongate cylinder having a length from three to five inches and a diameter from three-quarters of an inch to two inches defining a central longitudinal axis;
the blade portion comprising a flat plate having a thickness from one-eighth to three-eighths of an inch and a width from three to five inches, the width being measured from a first transverse side edge to a second transverse side edge and approximately equal to and aligned with the length of the handle portion, and the blade portion being rigidly affixed at a proximal end thereof to and extending out from the handle portion co-planarly with the longitudinal axis; wherein
the blade portion further comprises a distal edge having a curved contour devoid of sharp corners across the width, rounded corners at the intersections of the distal edge and the side edges, and a rounded shape across the thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,456,296

PATIENT INTERFACE FOR OPHTHALMOLOGIC DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for intercoupling an ophthalmologic interventional system to an eye of a patient via a patient interface system, the patient interface system comprising a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion having a hollow reservoir housing defining an interior volume and having proximal and distal ends, the top portion having proximal and distal ends and an optical element, the optical element occupying a portion of the interior volume defined by the hollow reservoir, the method comprising:a. removably and sealably coupling the distal end of the bottom portion to the eye of the patient;
b. mechanically interfacing the proximal end of the top portion with the interventional system;
c. coupling the top portion with the bottom portion while keeping an open access between the top portion and the bottom portion to provide access to the interior volume for transporting liquids or gases in or out of the interior volume;
d. forming a liquid layer within the interior volume above the eye; and
e. applying one or more loads to the liquid layer, such that the liquid layer is positioned within the interior volume and is located between the optical element and the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,456,270

ANTERIOR HIP EXTRACTOR

Shukla Medical, St. Pete...

1. An implant extraction device comprising:an arcuate frame that includes:
a distal end having a recess for receiving an adapter, and
a proximal end having:
a first aperture for receiving an implant, the first aperture having a longitudinal axis that is oriented about 40 to 50 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the recess and
a second aperture adjacent the first aperture for receiving a fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,456,260

METHODS FOR ACCESSING A LEFT VENTRICLE

Trans Cardiac Therapeutic...

1. A method for tensioning a mitral valve in a patient's heart, said method comprising:forming a passageway through an apical wall into a left ventricle of the heart;
attaching a distal end of an artificial chordae to free ends of the leaflets of the mitral valve;
securing a proximal end of the artificial chordae near or in the passageway, wherein the artificial chordae is sufficiently taut to position the leaflets to better seal the leaflets and minimize leakage through the mitral valve.

US Pat. No. 10,456,251

SURGICAL METHODS OF REPLACING PROSTHETIC HEART VALVES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A surgical method of implanting a two-stage prosthetic heart valve in a native heart valve annulus of a patient, comprising:providing an expandable anchoring member having a generally tubular expandable body with a proximal end and a distal end, the anchoring member being configured to be constricted to a contracted anchoring member and configured to be enlarged to an expanded anchoring member sized to contact the heart valve annulus;
providing a non-expandable/non-collapsible prosthetic valve member having a peripheral sewing ring on an inflow end and one-way leaflets configured to permit flow in an outflow direction through the valve member;
preparing the patient for surgery by placing him/her on cardiopulmonary bypass;
creating a direct access pathway to the heart valve annulus that permits direct naked eye vision of the heart valve annulus;
delivering the anchoring member to a position within the heart valve annulus and with the proximal end directed toward an outflow side of the annulus;
enlarging the anchoring member to the expanded anchoring member and into contact with the heart valve annulus;
delivering the valve member to the expanded anchoring member such that the one-way leaflets permit flow toward the outflow side of the annulus; and
coupling the sewing ring to the expanded anchoring member.

US Pat. No. 10,456,242

INTRAOCULAR LENS THAT IMPROVES OVERALL VISION WHERE THERE IS A LOCAL LOSS OF RETINAL FUNCTION

AMO Groningen B.V., Gron...

1. An intraocular lens configured to improve vision for a patient's eye, the intraocular lens comprising:an optic comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the first surface and the second surface intersected by an optical axis, the optic being symmetric about the optical axis, wherein the first and the second surface of the optic are aspheric, the first surface having a first radius of curvature and a first conic constant and the second surface having a second radius of curvature and a second conic constant,
wherein the first surface of the optic is configured to face the cornea and the second surface of the optic is configured to face the retina when the optic is implanted in the patient's eye,
wherein the first radius of curvature is less than the second radius of curvature,
wherein the first conic constant is greater than the second conic constant, and
wherein the optic is configured to improve image quality of an image produced by light incident on the patient's eye at an oblique angle with respect to the optical axis and focused at a peripheral location disposed at a distance from the fovea and at an eccentricity between about 1 degree and about 25 degrees with respect to the optical axis at the fovea.

US Pat. No. 10,456,233

INTRAVASCULAR FILTER CUT FROM SHEET METAL

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A filter device for implantation into a body vessel, the filter device extending from a proximal end to a distal end and comprising:a hub having a proximal face and a distal face; and
a plurality of struts extending radially from the proximal face of the hub, each strut having a first end connected to the hub and extending radially therefrom to a second end, the second ends of two circumferentially adjacent struts being connected at a tip to form a petal having a gap between the circumferentially adjacent struts, each petal comprising an inner rib extending from the hub through the gap to the tip of the petal.

US Pat. No. 10,456,227

METHODS OF SURFACE TREATING TUBULAR MEDICAL PRODUCTS

ENSION INC., Pittsburgh,...

1. A method of treating a tubular medical device with a biomolecule comprising the steps of:a) providing a polyolefin tubular substrate forming a tubular medical device;
b) cleaning the tubular polyolefin substrate;
c) exposing the tubular polyolefin substrate to a reactive gas containing at least one of acrylic acid and siloxane and to plasma energy to yield a plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate, wherein step c) includes the steps of the exposing the polyolefin substrate to a reactive gas containing siloxane functional groups and plasma energy to yield a plasma-deposited polysiloxane surface on the surface of the polyolefin substrate prior to exposing the polyolefin substrate to a reactive gas containing acrylic acid and to plasma energy, and rendering the plasma deposited polysiloxane surface amino functional; and
d) attaching a biomolecule to the polyolefin substrate following formation of the plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate, and wherein the biomolecule is heparin at least one of an antibacterial agent, antimicrobial agent, anticoagulant, heparin, antithrombotic agent, platelet agent, anti-inflammatory, enzyme, catalyst, hormone, growth factor, drug, vitamin, antibody, antigen, protein, nucleic acid, dye, a DNA segment, an RNA segment, protein, and peptide.

US Pat. No. 10,456,207

SYSTEMS AND TOOLS FOR USE WITH SURGICAL ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A tool comprising:an energy applicator including a shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, said shaft having an axial-force receiving surface; and
a tool assembly comprising:
a support structure to support said energy applicator;
an axial connector assembly arranged to engage and releasably lock said energy applicator to said support structure in a locked state;
a drive system coupled to said support structure to rotatably drive said shaft of said energy applicator about said axis;
a collet assembly cooperating with said axial connector assembly to apply a force to said axial-force receiving surface of said energy applicator in said locked state; and
a reference surface, wherein said force includes an axial component directing said energy applicator proximally into continuous contact with said reference surface in said locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,456,191

SURGICAL FORCEPS AND LATCHING SYSTEM

GYRUS ACMI, INC., Southb...

1. A surgical forceps comprising:a first working arm and a second working arm configured to move in a direction that is towards each other and a direction away from each other, and the first working arm and the second working arm are movable in the direction towards each other or the direction away from each other, in a manner that creates a resilient moving force;
an electromagnetic latching system including two or more electromagnetic latches;
wherein the electromagnetic latching system is configured to create a force that is superimposed upon the resilient moving force, wherein the force comprises one or more of the following:
(i) the force biases the first working arm, the second working arm, or both in a direction of the resilient moving force; or
(ii) the force biases the first working arm, the second working arm, or both in an opposite direction as the resilient moving force; and
wherein a bipolar current extends between the first working arm and the second working arm and the force is created when a first activation button is energized; and
wherein the electromagnetic latching system has fine adjustment by a first of the two or more electromagnetic latches creating the force and a second of the two or more electromagnetic latches creating one or more adjustable forces that are applied in a same direction, an opposite direction, or both as the force forming an adjusted force so that the adjusted force assists a user in moving the first working arm and the second working arm together or apart.

US Pat. No. 10,456,172

MAGNETICALLY ACTUATEABLE ROD INSERTION FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system for spinal fixation, the system comprising:a first bone anchor including
a distal bone fastener member, and
a proximal rod housing comprising a first rod channel;
a first telescoping spinal rod dimensioned to fit within the first rod channel, the first telescoping spinal rod having an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration, wherein the first telescoping spinal rod has a first longitudinal length in the collapsed configuration and a second longitudinal length in the extended configuration, and wherein the first longitudinal length is less than the distance between a vertebral pedicle in a subject and an adjacent vertebral pedicle in the subject; and
a guide tower assembly for guiding a spinal rod into position from the first bone anchor to a second bone anchor, wherein the guide tower assembly comprises:
an elongate tower member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis;
a lumen running from the proximal end to the distal end of the elongate tower member;
a longitudinal slot in the elongate tower member that connects to the lumen;
a bone anchor engagement member at the distal end of the tower member configured to reversibly fasten the elongate tower member to the proximal rod housing of the first bone anchor;
a first rod holder having a first rod engagement feature at a distal end of the first rod holder and a first translating shaft connected to the first rod engagement feature, wherein the first translating shaft is capable of translating relative to the elongate tower member parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate tower member, and wherein the first rod engagement feature translates with the first translating shaft; and
a second rod holder having a second rod engagement feature at a distal end of the second rod holder and a second translating shaft connected to the second rod engagement feature, wherein the second translating shaft is capable of translating relative to the elongate tower member parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongate tower member, wherein the second rod engagement feature translates with the second translating shaft and wherein the second translating shaft is capable of translating at a different velocity than a velocity of translation of the first translating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,456,170

DEVICE FOR ENRICHING SPERMATOZOA

BluPink GmbH, Stuttgart ...

1. A method of increasing a probability to procreate male or female descendants, comprising partly or completely separating X-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa and Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa using a device adapted for insertion into a vaginal passage or for accommodation of a penis during a coitus, said device comprising a selectively permeable separating wall having pores, wherein a size of the pores of the selectively permeable separating wall is adapted to a size of the Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa, so that the separating wall has an increased permeability for Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa.

US Pat. No. 10,456,142

SURGICAL SAW AND SAW BLADE FOR USE THEREWITH

MAKO Surgical Corp., Ft....

1. A surgical saw blade for being coupled to a drive hub of a surgical saw comprising:an attachment portion configured to be removably coupled to the drive hub and having a cutting portion opposite said attachment portion including a plurality of teeth;
said attachment portion having a first indent and a second indent forming a first space and a second space, wherein said first indent and said second indent have at least one curved portion and said curved portion is convex such that said curved portion impinges said space,
wherein said first indent is defined by a first side, a second side, and a third side and at least one of said first side, said second side, or said third side form said curved portion.

US Pat. No. 10,456,136

SURGICAL INCISION AND CLOSURE APPARATUS

Zipline Medical, Inc., C...

1. A method of closing a wound or incision, the method comprising:adhering first and second base panels to first and second sides of an incision or wound, respectively, each base panel comprising an upper surface, a tissue adherent lower surface, an outer lateral edge, and an inner lateral edge placed adjacent the incision or wound,
wherein each of the first and second base panels comprise force distribution structures coupled to the upper surface, each force distribution structure comprising an axial spine disposed substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel and at least one lateral support extending laterally from the axial spine and disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel, the axial spine and the at least one lateral support being integral with one another, and
wherein the force distribution structures are configured to allow the inner lateral edges of the panels to expand while restraining expansion of the outer lateral edges of the panels;
coupling the first and second base panels together with a plurality of lateral ties; and
applying a tissue glue to the incision or wound between the inner lateral edges of the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 10,456,101

BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS WITH FLEXIBLE COMPRESSION PADDLE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A mammography imaging system, comprising:an X-ray source;
an X-ray detector spaced apart from the X-ray source; and
an image data acquisition system for acquiring mammography image data; and
compression assembly positioned between the X-ray source and the X-ray detector, the compression assembly including a movable flexible compression paddle and a support plate spaced apart from each other and configured to hold an object to be imaged therebetween, and wherein the movable flexible compression paddle is formed of a flexible film material or flexible mesh material held by a frame, and wherein the flexible film or flexible mesh material conforms to the shape and size of the object to be imaged.

US Pat. No. 10,456,057

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATION OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY SYSTEMS

BIOSIG TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. An electrophysiology (EP) simulator for determining the accuracy of an EP recorder or mapping system in the acquisition of cardiac signals comprising(a) a database connection to a database, wherein the database is configured to store:
i. a cardiac signal expressed in a digital waveform or an analog waveform, and
ii. a simulated body impedance waveform, a cardiac feature waveform, or a non-cardiac signal waveform;
(b) a first circuitry that alters the cardiac signal by combining:
i. the cardiac signal and;
ii. the simulated body impedance waveform, the non-cardiac signal waveform, the cardiac feature waveform, or a combination thereof, thereby generating a digital simulated waveform or an analog simulated waveform;
(c) a D/A converter that converts the digital simulated waveform to the analog simulated waveform;
(d) a first connection to a first test system, wherein the first test system is an EP recorder system or a mapping system;
(e) a second connection to a first evaluator, wherein the second connection couples the EP simulator to an evaluator; and
(f) a second circuitry that provides to the first evaluator:
i. the cardiac signal; and
ii. information about whichever the simulated body impedance waveform, the cardiac feature waveform, or the non-cardiac signal waveform used to generate the analog simulated waveform or the digital simulated waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,456,052

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SEGMENTAL PORTION ON HOUSING THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing including a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a side surface enclosing at least part of a space formed between the first and second surfaces, wherein the side surface includes a first member elongated along the side surface and formed of an opaque material, and at least one second member dividing the first member into at least two segments and formed of a light-transmittable material;
a display arranged on the first surface;
at least one sensor located in the space partially enclosed by the side surface adjacent to the at least one second member, and the at least one sensor is oriented to detect incident light received through the at least one second member;
a communication circuit electrically connected with at least a part of the first member; and
at least one processor electrically connected with the display, the at least one sensor and the communication circuit,
wherein the at least the part of the first member is used as an antenna radiator, and
wherein the at least one second member insulates the at least two segments from each other, and the at least one second member has a smaller width than a width of a light-receiving unit of the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,456,028

APPARATUS FOR USE IN THE MEASUREMENT OF MACULAR PIGMENT OPTICAL DENSITY AND/OR LENS OPTICAL DENSITY OF AN EYE

Guardion Health Sciences,...

1. An apparatus for use in the measurement of macular pigment optical density in an eye under examination, the apparatus comprising illumination means wherein the illuminating means comprises a blue light source and a green light source which alternately illuminate an area constituted by a light diffusing surface wherein the light diffusing surface comprises an integrating sphere for illuminating an area with light, to provide a stimulus for said eye wherein the apparatus includes a photodetector for measuring the intensity of light in the sphere; intensity adjustment means for adjusting the intensity of light of one of the colors relative to light of another of the colors, until any flicker in the stimulus perceived by the eye is minimized or removed; measurement means for determining the intensity of light of said one of the colors at which said minimizing or removal of flicker occurs; wherein the apparatus includes size selection means for enabling the size of the stimulus to be selected from either a small size, in which all or most of the stimulus falls on the macula of the eye, or a large size, in which the stimulus extends to a portion of the retina of the eye at which there is substantially no macular pigment; and calibration means wherein the calibration means comprises adjusting the intensity using a calibrated photodiode prior to measurement of macular pigment optical density.

US Pat. No. 10,456,024

OVERTUBE AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An overtube comprising:a cylindrical body having a distal end, a base end, and a longitudinal axis;
a distal end opening provided at the distal end of the cylindrical body;
a base end opening provided at the base end of the cylindrical body;
an endoscope insertion passage that is provided along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body, couples the distal end opening and the base end opening together, and allows an endoscope insertion part to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward;
a fluid passage having a fluid supply and discharge port and a base-end-side connection port, wherein the fluid supply and discharge port is arranged in an inner wall surface of the endoscope insertion passage and opens to an inside of the endoscope insertion passage on a distal-end-side of the endoscope insertion passage, and the base-end-side connection port connects to a fluid supply/suction device that supplies and suctions a fluid; and
a pressure-contact member that positions a distal end of the endoscope insertion part at a first position closer to a base end side of the cylindrical body than a distal-end-side end of the fluid supply and discharge port,
wherein the pressure-contact member includes a locking part having a projection provided in the endoscope insertion passage for locking the endoscope insertion part to the cylindrical body when the endoscope insertion part moves to the base end side of the cylindrical body along the longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body.

US Pat. No. 10,456,010

DEVICE AND METHODS OF IMPROVING LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY

TransEnterix Europe S.a.r...

1. A device for joining with an endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery to improve an interface between the endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery and a user of the endoscope system for laparoscopic surgery, the device comprising:at least one wireless transmitter having at least one depressable, operating key, the at least one wireless transmitter configured to send at least one signal to a wireless receiver;
at least one surgical instrument in communication with the wireless transmitter;
at least one wireless receiver configured to receive the at least one signal; and
an automated assistant in a form of at least one automated arm for moving the endoscope in at least two directions; and for enabling the endoscope to rotate around an insertion point into a body of a subject;
wherein the endoscope can pivot at the insertion point;
wherein the at least one wireless receiver is in communication with at least one computer and the at least one computer is in communication with the automated assistant,
wherein the automated assistant initiates movement based on a human action of depressing the at least one depressable key, and
wherein the automated assistant mechanically maneuvers the endoscope in response to the at least one signal
further wherein at least one of said at least one surgical instrument is identified;
wherein selection of a desired instrument is confirmed by depression of said at least one key on said wireless transmitter
wherein selection of said desired instrument is shifted upon said depression of said at least one key and selection of said desired instrument is confirmed upon prolonged depression of said at least one key.

US Pat. No. 10,455,967

CIRCULATOR COOKER

Anova Applied Electronics...

1. A sous-vide circulator cooker comprising:a head portion comprising a display;
a middle portion extending along a longitudinal axis from the head portion and having a pump motor therein; and
a lower portion extending along the longitudinal axis from the middle portion, with the middle portion between the head portion and the lower portion, the lower portion comprising:
a skirt having a proximal end attached to the middle portion and a distal end located remotely along the longitudinal axis from the middle portion, the skirt having one or more liquid intake openings passing therethrough,
a heating element located within the skirt,
a pump housing attached at the distal end of the skirt with the heating element between the pump housing and the middle portion, the pump housing having an outlet opening passing therethrough, wherein the outlet opening is oriented away from the longitudinal axis, and the pump housing is rotatable about the longitudinal axis to a plurality of different positions relative to one or more other portions of the sous-vide circulator cooker, and
a pump impeller rotatably mounted within the pump housing and operatively connected to the pump motor, the pump impeller being configured to selectively generate a flow of liquid from the one or more liquid intake openings, past the heating element, into the pump housing, and out through the outlet opening, when the pump housing is in the plurality of different positions.

US Pat. No. 10,455,956

FRAME FOR A PLANAR DISPLAY PANE

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A frame sized to receive a planar display pane in one of a first opening and a second opening that is spaced apart and opposed to the first opening, with a first decorative surface oriented about the first opening, and a second decorative surface that is different from the first decorative surface, oriented about the second opening, wherein the first decorative surface has a different surface finish than the second decorative surface.

US Pat. No. 10,455,911

AUTOMATED UMBRELLA ASSEMBLY

1. An automated umbrella assembly being automatically urged between a deployed position and a stored position wherein said assembly is configured to shade an area without manual manipulation, said assembly comprising:an umbrella being positionable between a deployed position and a stored position, said umbrella including a plurality of ribs, a canopy being positioned on said ribs, a runner, a top tube, a bottom tube and a plurality of stretchers, said runner having a top end, a bottom end and an interior surface, each of said stretchers being pivotally coupled between said top end of said runner and a respective one of said ribs, said runner being slidably positioned around said top tube for sliding upwardly and downwardly along said top tube when said umbrella is positioned between said deployed position and said stored position, said top tube having a lower end and an inside surface, said bottom tube having an upper end, said lower end of said top tube being spaced from and being aligned with said upper end of said bottom tube;
a worm gear being rotatably coupled to said umbrella for urging said umbrella between said deployed position and said stored position;
a pole having said umbrella being pivotally coupled thereto, said pole having an uppermost end, a lowermost end and an outer wall extending therebetween, said pole being hollow, each of said uppermost end and said lowermost end being open, said uppermost end having a notch extending downwardly towards said lowermost end, said outer wall of said pole having a cut therein, said cut extending around an entire circumference of said pole to define a top portion of said pole and a bottom portion of said pole;
a base insertably receiving said pole such that said umbrella is spaced from said base;
a control circuit being positioned in said pole; and
a worm gear motor being coupled to said umbrella, said worm gear being rotatably coupled to said worm gear motor, said worm gear motor being electrically coupled to said control circuit, said worm gear motor rotating said worm gear in a first direction when said worm gear motor is turned on to rotate in a first direction wherein said umbrella is urged into said stored position, said worm gear motor rotating said worm gear in a second direction when said worm gear motor is turned on to rotate in a second direction wherein said umbrella is urged into said deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,455,876

SOUND INSULATION STRUCTURE FOR A GARMENT

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A sound insulation structure for a garment, the sound insulation structure comprising:a first layer comprising a sound absorbing material; and
a second layer attached to the first layer, the second layer configured to be at least one of sound reflecting and sound diffusing,
wherein at least one of the first layer and the second layer comprises a mesh, and
wherein the sound insulation structure forms at least a part of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,838

WIPE FOR KILLING SPORES

American Sterilizer Compa...

1. A process for killing bacterial spores positioned on a substrate, comprising:contacting the bacterial spores with an aqueous composition using an absorbent sheet, the aqueous composition consisting essentially of water, peracetic acid, acetic acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrogen peroxide, the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide in the water being in the range from 0.1 to 0.8% by weight, the concentration of the peracetic acid being in the range from 0.005 to 0.08% by weight, the weight ratio of the peracetic acid to the hydrogen peroxide being in the range from 0.001 to 0.1, the concentration of acetic acid being in the range from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight, and the concentration of sulfuric acid being in the range from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight; and
maintaining the aqueous composition in contact with the bacterial spores at a temperature in the range from about 1° C. to about 40° C. for an effective period of time to effect at least a 4 log reduction in the number of bacterial spores capable of returning to vegetative growth.

US Pat. No. 10,455,815

PET LEASH WITH PET WASTE PICKUP/CARRY BAG

1. An apparatus, comprising:a pet leash having a pet connection end and a handle end;
a resilient frame secured to the pet leash, the resilient frame is moveable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and the resilient frame is biased to the open configuration, and the resilient frame includes a bag retention mechanism;
the pet leash includes first and second portions between the pet connection end and the handle end, wherein the first and second portions form a loop, and the resilient frame is secured to the first and second portions within the loop formed thereby;
a pouch secured to the resilient frame;
the pouch defining an interior space, an upper end secured to the resilient frame, and a closed bottom end; the upper end of the pouch being open when the resilient frame is at the open configuration and the upper end of the pouch being closed when the resilient frame is at the closed configuration;
a disposable bag removably secured within the interior space of the pouch and lining walls of the pouch; the disposable bag having an upper end adjacent to the upper end of the pouch and releasably secured to the bag retention mechanism, and the disposable bag having a closed bottom end adjacent to the closed bottom end of the pouch, whereby the upper end of the disposable bag is open when the upper end of the pouch is open, and the upper end of the disposable bag is closed when the upper end of the pouch is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,455,806

DEVICE AND METHOD OF RESTRICTING ANIMAL LITTER MOVEMENT

Vium Inc., San Mateo, CA...

1. A device for a purpose of restricting movement of animal litter in an animal cage comprising:walls, wherein the walls define three volumetric zones, each zone proximal to a floor in an animal cage:
an equipment zone,
an outside zone, and
a channel zone;
two or more baffles in the channel zone, wherein a height of the baffles is lower than a height of the walls;
one or more mechanical elements adapted to fit against an interior of animal age such that the device is constrained to a predetermined location in the cage;
wherein the channel zone connects the outside zone to the equipment zone free of walls;
wherein the three zones are open on top;
wherein the combination of sides of the animal cage and walls create a barrier around the equipment zone such that the only access, free of walls, between the equipment zone and the outside zone is via the channel zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,775

SYSTEM FOR GROWING PLANT UNDER SHADE

1. An equipment for capturing and channelling sun light under a shaded region, said equipment comprising: a sun light capturing unit attached to an upper end of a solar tube; a bent portion configured on a lower end of said solar tube, wherein said upper end of said solar tube is stationary and is positioned above a tree line of a canopy of trees, and said lower end is positioned proximal to the ground under the canopy of trees, wherein said solar tube is configured to direct said sun light to said lower end, wherein said bent portion is configured to rotate relative to said upper end of said solar tube by means of a drive mechanism, such that, said rotation of said bent portion causes the sun light to be directed in a desired direction and wherein one or more sensors are configured to be operatively coupled with said equipment in order to guide said rotation of said bent portion in desired areas, said one or more sensors being configured to detect areas of deficient sun light.

US Pat. No. 10,455,752

AGRICULTURAL WHEEL

RFM AG Pty Ltd, Coolamon...

1. A ground driven agricultural wheel in the form of a press wheel or press harrow, comprisinga helical spring coil having
a first end located at a first end of the coil,
a second end located at a second end of the coil,
the first end being a different end to the second end, and
windings extending between the first end and the second end to form the spring coil,
the windings of the coil being flexible so as to be relatively movable with respect to one another in response to flexing movement of the coil,
the first end and the second end being mounted to a hub assembly,
wherein the first end is mounted to the hub assembly by an articulated link,
the articulated link providing relative movement between the first end and the hub assembly to vary the relative distance between the hub assembly and the first end.
US Pat. No. 10,455,794

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 51284052

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 51284052, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125315.
US Pat. No. 10,455,795

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 79150907

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 79150907, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125316.
US Pat. No. 10,455,796

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 76420724

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 76420724, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125317.
US Pat. No. 10,455,800

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170109

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170109, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125456.
US Pat. No. 10,456,829

METHOD FOR MODIFYING REFRACTORY MOLDING PARTICLES AND REFRACTORY MOLDING PARTICLES OBTAINED THEREBY AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MOLD

Itochu Ceratech Corporati...

1. A method of modifying refractory particles for forming a casting mold using a furan resin as a binder, whereby a strength of the casting mold is improved, the method comprising the steps of:providing new refractory particles comprising an artificial aggregate which is artificially produced and which has an apparent porosity of not more than 5%; and
subjecting the artificial aggregate to a heat treatment, at a temperature of 400-1500° C. for a heat treatment period of at least 2 hours to 8 hours in a heating atmosphere having an oxygen concentration of not higher than 15%, to provide modified new refractory particles before forming the casting mold from the modified new refractory particles.
US Pat. No. 10,457,611

ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL SEED AND IN-FURROW COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC, ...

13. A plant growth composition comprising from about 0.2% to about 20% w/w Mycorrhizae technical powder concentrate from about 66% to about 97% w/w of a polyethylene glycol, and from about 0.5% to about 5% w/w of 1,2-propanediol cyclic carbonate wherein % w/w denotes percent weight by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,460,954

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING CLEANING AND POST-ETCH RESIDUE REMOVAL COMPOSITION HAVING METAL, DIELECTRIC AND NITRIDE COMPATIBILITY

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A liquid removal composition, comprising about 0.01 to about 25wt % of at least one fluoride-containing compound, about 0.01 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of at least one organic solvent, about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % water, about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % of at least one corrosion inhibitor, and about 0.01 wt % to about 2 wt % of at least one of a dielectric passivating agent and/or a silicon-containing compound, the dielectric passivating agent comprising a species selected from the group consisting of boric acid, ammonium biborate, ammonium pentaborate, sodium tetraborate, ammonium biborate, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, iminodiacetic acid, and combinations thereof, wherein the composition is free of oxidizing agents and wherein said liquid removal composition is useful for removing anti-reflective coating (ARC) materials and/or post-etch residue from a microelectronic device having such materials and/or residue thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,456,355

PHARMACEUTICAL HYDROCORTISONE SOLUTION FOR AN INJECTION DEVICE

CROSSJECT, Dijon (FR)

1. A pharmaceutical hydrocortisone solution which comprises at least:hydrocortisone or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof;
rongalite;
disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (disodium EDTA);
a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,456,356

USE OF ENCAPSULATED CELL THERAPY FOR TREATMENT OF OPHTHALMIC DISORDERS

Neurotech USA, Inc., Cum...

1. A method of improving optic nerve regeneration; preserving or improving the ganglion cell complex, the thickness of the outer retinal layer, or both the ganglion cell complex and the thickness of the outer retinal layer; or preserving or improving the retinal fiber layer in a patient in need thereof comprising: implanting into an eye of the patient a biocompatible capsule comprisinga) a core comprising 0.5-1×106 ARPE-19 cells that are genetically engineered to secrete a therapeutically effective amount of CNTF upon implantation, wherein the therapeutically effective amount is between 0.1 and 20 ng/day;
b) a semi-permeable membrane surrounding the core, wherein the membrane has a molecular weight cut off of 50 kD, permits the diffusion of the CNTF therethrough, and is between 90 and 120 ?m thick; and
c) a matrix disposed within the semi-permeable membrane, wherein said matrix comprises monofilaments that are twisted into a yarn that is in non-woven strands, wherein the cells are distributed thereon, and wherein the monofilaments comprise polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers that comprise 40-85% of the internal volume of the capsule;
wherein said biocompatible capsule produces 0.6-5.0 ng/day of CNTF for at least 12 months post implantation, and
wherein the capsule is configured as a hollow fiber having an internal diameter of 0.9-1.2 mm and a length of 4-11 mm.
US Pat. No. 10,455,846

DAIRY COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING

fairlife, LLC, Chicago, ...

1. A method for making a dairy composition, the method comprising:subjecting milk to an ultrafiltration step to produce a UF permeate fraction and a UF retentate fraction;
subjecting the UF permeate fraction to a nanofiltration step to produce a NF permeate fraction and a NF retentate fraction;
subjecting the NF permeate to a reverse osmosis step to produce a RO permeate fraction and a RO retentate fraction;
combining the UF retentate fraction with at least one of water or the RO permeate fraction to form a mixture;
subjecting the mixture to a diafiltration step to produce a DF permeate fraction and a DF retentate fraction;
combining the DF retentate fraction with the NF retentate fraction and the RO retentate fraction to form a blended composition; and
treating the blended composition with lactase enzyme to form a dairy composition having a lactose content of 0.1 to 1 wt. %.
US Pat. No. 10,460,973

ADHESIVE TAPE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LINTEC CORPORATION, Itab...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor device, comprising:sticking a pressure sensitive adhesive tape on a front face of a semiconductor wafer;
forming a groove from the front face of the semiconductor wafer, or forming a modified region in an inside of the semiconductor wafer from the front face ora back face of the semiconductor wafer;
grinding the semiconductor wafer on which the pressure sensitive adhesive tape is stuck on the front face thereof, and the groove or modified region is formed, from the back face side to cingulate the semiconductor wafer into plural chips starting from the groove or modified region; and
releasing the pressure sensitive adhesive tape from the plural chips,
wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive tape comprises:
a base,
a buffer layer provided on one face of the base, and
a pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on the other face of the base,
wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive tape has a ratio of a thickness of the buffer layer to a thickness of the base of 0.7 or less and an indentation depth of a front face on the buffer layer side of 2.5 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,455,849

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A PROTEIN PEPTIDE, A PROTEIN PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

INFINITUS (CHINA) COMPANY...

1. A method for the preparation of a protein peptide comprising the steps:(1) mincing tuna from which head and viscera has previously been removed, heating after adding water or heating with water steam to obtain pretreated tuna;
(2) enzymolysing the pretreated tuna, deactivating the enzyme, centrifuging to obtain a supernatant;
(3) concentrating the supernatant and drying to obtain the peptide powder of interest, which is the protein peptide,
wherein the protease used in enzymolysis is one or more of acid protease and NEUTRASE® (neutral, zinc metallo endo-protease from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), and the total amount of proteases used is 0.2% to 3.2% by weight of the pretreated tuna.
US Pat. No. 10,457,915

CHEMICAL DIFFERENTIATION OF PLURIPOTENTSTEM CELLS INTO RETINAL EPITHELIAL CELLS

International Stem Cell C...

1. A method of producing retinal pigmented epithelial cells (RPEs) comprising: a) culturing human pluripotent stem cells (hpSCs) on a feeder layer; b) transferring the hpSCs to feeder layer free culture conditions; c) culturing the hpSCs simultaneously with a ROCK inhibitor, a TGF?R-1 inhibitor, a Wnt inhibitor, and a BMP inhibitor for a period of time sufficient to allow for the production of retinal epithelial progenitor cells; and d) culturing the retinal epithelial progenitor cells with a glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) inhibitor, for a period of time sufficient to allow for the production of RPEs, wherein the RPEs express at least one RPE specific markers selected from the group consisting of POU5F1, BEST-1, MITF, OTX2, RLPB1, RPE65, SERPINF1, ZO1, MELANOSOME or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,456,389

EXTENDED RELEASE NICOTINAMIDE FORMULATION

CONARIS RESEARCH INSTITUT...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising extended release granules of nicotinamide that include a granule core and at least 13% w/w of an ethylcellulose film coating, wherein the granule cores have a mean particle size less than 800 ?m and comprise a conductive filler in an amount of 35-79% w/w, wherein the granules are capable of remaining substantially free of static electricity at up to 10% weight gain of ethylcellulose film coating, and wherein the pharmaceutical composition releases the nicotinamide over at least 3 hours when assessed in a USP paddle apparatus operated at 100 rpm using purified water as a release medium.
US Pat. No. 10,456,400

AZA-ELLIPTICINE ANALOGS, METHODS OF SYNTHESIS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

1. A compound, wherein the compound is:6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
6-propyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
10-propyl-10H-indolo[2,3-b][1,7]naphthyridine;
9-methyl-6-propyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
7-methyl-10-propyl-10H-indolo[2,3-b][1,7]naphthyridine;
9-methoxy-6-propyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
9,11-dimethyl-6-propyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
9-chloro-6-propyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
7-chloro-10-propyl-10H-indolo[2,3-b][1,7]naphthyridine;
9-methoxy-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
7-methoxy-10H-indolo[2,3-b][1,7]naphthyridine;
6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridin-9-ol;
7-methoxy-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
7-methoxy-10-propyl-10H-indolo[2,3-b][1,7]naphthyridine;
9-methyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
11-butyl-9-methoxy-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine;
6-acetyl-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridin-9-yl acetate; or
9-(trifluoromethoxy)-6H-indolo[2,3-b][1,5]naphthyridine,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,461,269

CROSSLINKABLE, /POLYMERIZABLE AND COMBINATIONS THEREOF CHARGE-TRANSPORTING MOLECULAR GLASS MIXTURES, LUMINESCENT MOLECULAR GLASS MIXTURES, OR COMBINATIONS THEREOF FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODES AND OTHER ORGANIC ELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS APPLICATIONS A

Molecular Glasses, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an organic device comprising:a) providing a substrate;
b) providing a first set of addressing electrodes over the substrate;
c) forming an organic hole-transporting layer over the first set of addressing electrodes and over the substrate;
d) forming an organic light-emitting layer over the organic hole-transporting layer, the light-emitting layer comprising a crosslinkable non-polymeric organic light-emitting layer, wherein the light-emitting layer is plasticized with a compatible low-Tg crosslinkable additive and has a glass transition temperature (Tg) below 80 degrees Celsius;
e) forming a dopant layer over the organic light-emitting layer and patterning such dopant layer to form color pixels, said color pixels comprising color subpixels wherein the colored subpixels are formed by diffusing the patterned dopant layer into the organic light-emitting layer by thermal annealing at a temperature below 80 degrees Celsius without a solvent;
f) after all the color subpixels are formed, subjecting the organic light-emitting layer to actinic energy to crosslink the low-Tg crosslinkable additive organic light-emitting layer, and increase the thermal properties of the organic light-emitting layer;
g) forming an organic electron-transporting layer over the doped organic light-emitting layer; and
h) forming a second set of addressing electrodes over the organic electron-transporting layer so that the color subpixels can be individually addressed.
US Pat. No. 10,457,951

WHEAT WITH REDUCED LIPOXYGENASE ACTIVITY

ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES, INC....

1. A wheat plant comprising a human induced alteration in an Lpx1 gene in a D genome, wherein milled grain from said wheat plant has a property selected from the group consisting of: (a) increased shelf-life; (b) increased oxidative stability; (c) decreased production of Lpx1 protein; (d) decreased lipoxygenase activity; (e) decreased hexanal production; (f) decreased pinellic acid production; (g) decreased decomposition products from fatty acids; and (h) improved sensory characteristics as compared to milled grain from a wild type wheat plant.
US Pat. No. 10,457,713

GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONE LONG-ACTING SUPERAGONISTS

TROPHOGEN, INC., Rockvil...

1. A modified human follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) wherein the ? subunit (SEQ ID NO: 13) comprises arginine, histidine, or lysine substitutions at at least one of T11, Q13, E14, P16, and Q20, and an insert of NVTINVT (SEQ ID NO: 46) between V4 and Q5.
US Pat. No. 10,457,716

PROTEIN FOLDING AND METHODS OF USING SAME

University of Notre Dame ...

1. A method for microscale production of a complex protein comprising at least a first protein of interest and a second protein of interest, wherein at least one protein of interest is a recombinant protein, comprising the steps of:diluting a denatured solubilized protein preparation comprising a first protein of interest to provide a diluted preparation;
dialyzing the diluted preparation at a temperature of between 4° C. and 32° C. for 1 to 3 hours to provide a first correctly folded first protein of interest preparation; and
adding a volume of a second protein of interest to the first protein of interest preparation to form a complex protein preparation comprising the complex protein;
adding the complex protein preparation to a purification reagent, the purification reagent capable of capturing the complex protein; and
obtaining the complex protein,wherein the complex protein has a biologically active folded protein structure, said method is completed in less than 24 hours,at least one protein of interest comprises ?2-microglobulin (?2m), a class I major histocompatibility complex protein heavy chain (MHC-HC), or a class I MHC binding molecule, andwherein each preparation has a final volume of less than 1 milliliter.
US Pat. No. 10,457,972

MASS SPECTROMETRIC DETERMINATION OF MICROBIAL RESISTANCES

1. A method of analyzing the resistance or susceptibility of microbes from a sample under investigation to an antibiotic, the method comprising:providing a synthetic growth medium which contains proteinogenic amino acids, wherein at least one of the amino acids is isotopically labeled, and wherein all of the isotopically labeled amino acids are labeled with isotopes from the group consisting of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur and have the same integer mass difference ?m in relation to corresponding unlabeled amino acids;
cultivating said microbes in a first culture using the synthetic growth medium with the addition of the antibiotic;
cultivating said microbes in a second culture using the synthetic growth medium without the addition of said antibiotic; and
acquiring mass spectra of the microbes from the first and second cultures and comparing them to each other to determine an extent of a mass shift by said integer mass difference in the spectrum of the first culture.
US Pat. No. 10,457,717

ENGINEERED POLYPEPTIDES

DENALI THERAPEUTICS INC.,...

1. A transferrin receptor (TfR) construct comprising from N- to C-terminus:(a) a first polypeptide comprising a C-terminal fragment of a TfR apical domain;
(b) an optional linker; and
(c) a second polypeptide comprising an N-terminal fragment of the TfR apical domain,
wherein the first polypeptide, the optional linker, and the second polypeptide are fused in a tandem series.
US Pat. No. 10,457,729

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. An isolated nucleic acid sequence encoding a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR), wherein the isolated nucleic acid sequence comprises a nucleic acid sequence encoding an ?-folate receptor (FR?) antibody comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23.
US Pat. No. 10,457,994

4-MIRNA SIGNATURE FOR PREDICTING CLEAR CELL RENAL CELL CARCINOMA METASTASIS AND PROGNOSIS

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A method for predicting existence of or risk for developing metastasis in a renal cell carcinoma comprising:detecting a test expression level of a set of one or more miRNAs of a renal cell carcinoma-specific expression signature comprising miR-10b, miR-139-5p, miR-130b, and miR-199b-5p in a biological sample from a subject having a renal cell cancer;
assigning a risk score to the test expression level, wherein the risk score is calculated by a formula:
Risk score=?1.275564×XmiR-10b+2.106701×XmiR-130b?2.278192×XmiR-139-5p+1.101139×XmiR-199b-5p; and
predicting the existence of or a high risk for developing metastasis when the test expression level is assigned a high risk score, predicting a low risk for developing metastasis when the test expression level is assigned a low risk score.
US Pat. No. 10,457,749

METHODS OF PURIFYING BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES

NovImmune SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method of purifying a bispecific antibody from a mixture of antibodies, the method comprising the steps of:(a) performing protein A chromatography on a biological sample to produce a mixed antibody composition comprising of (i) at least one bispecific antibody with a different specificity in each combining site and two copies of a single heavy chain polypeptide, a first light chain with a kappa constant region, and a second light chain with a lambda constant region (??-body); (ii) at least one monospecific antibody having two lambda light chains or portions thereof (? mono-Ab); and (iii) at least one monospecific antibody having two kappa light chains or portions thereof (? mono-Ab);
(b) contacting the mixed antibody composition with a separation means under conditions that allow for differential binding to the separation means by the ??-body as compared to the binding to the separation means by the ? mono-Ab and the ? mono-Ab, wherein the separation means comprises a combination of a hydrophobic interaction chromatography resin and a mix mode chromatography resin; and
(c) eluting the ??-body, the ? mono-Ab, and the ? mono-Ab from the separation means under conditions that allow for preferential detachment of the ??-body from the separation means as compared to detachment of ? mono-Ab and of the ? mono-Ab from the separation means.
US Pat. No. 10,460,827

IDENTIFICATION OF THERAPEUTIC TARGETS FOR COMPUTER-BASED DESIGN OF DRUGS AGAINST BACTERIA CONTAINING THE PILT PROTEIN

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PES...

1. A method for identifying drug candidates that inhibit motility of PilT-expressing Xylella fastidiosa, comprising:(a) selecting at least one interface-forming residue from a PilT protein from a PilT-expressing Xylella fastidiosa as a therapeutic target site, wherein said at least one interface-forming residue is selected from the group consisting of residue D184, E89, K187, E258, E74, K235, K249, R35, R90, D33, E248, R36, H152, E336, K58, R212, R335 and E65 from Xylella fastidiosa PilT; and
(b) identifying at least one drug candidate predicted to bind to said therapeutic target site, wherein said identifying comprises one or more of de novo drug design and virtual screening.
US Pat. No. 10,456,483

GAS-ENCAPSULATED ACOUSTICALLY RESPONSIVE STABILIZED MICROBUBBLES AND METHODS FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

University of Cincinnati,...

1. An acoustically responsive microbubble comprising:a phospholipid monolayer shell comprising 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DSPC) and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(polyethylene glycol)-2000] (DSPE-PEG 2000),
an encapsulated bioactive gas selected from the group consisting of nitric oxide, xenon gas, and hydrogen sulfide, and
an encapsulated perfluorocarbon gas of the formula CxFy,
wherein X=3 and Y=8, and wherein a volume ratio of bioactive gas to CxFy is from about 10:1 to about 1:10.
US Pat. No. 10,456,769

METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING SEQUENCING LIBRARY

1. A customized 5184-well plate-based method of constructing a sequencing library in a length ranging from 550 bp to 1000 bp, comprising steps of:1) providing a single-stranded DNA fragment from a biological sample and distributing the single-stranded DNA fragments extracted from 10 to 500 cells into said 5184-well plate such that a probability of homologous chromosome fragments deriving from both mother and father at the same site in their respective genomes presenting in each well is less than 1%;
2) subjecting the single-stranded DNA fragment to whole genomic amplification to obtain a whole genome amplification product;
3) fragmenting the whole genome amplification product using a transposase embedded with two adaptors to obtain a fragmented product with two adaptors respectively at two ends; and
4) amplifying the fragmented product with two adaptors respectively at two ends using a tag sequence and a pair of primers to obtain said sequencing library,
wherein each well of said 5184-well plate has a volume of 350 nL and an effective volume of 200 nL.
US Pat. No. 10,456,785

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF AIRBORNE MICROBIAL ACTIVITY

NUWAVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An airborne microbial growth and detection apparatus for detecting an airborne microbial growth, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a light source and a first detector, the housing having walls defining an interior volume configured to receive a removable cartridge, the cartridge having a vial defining a volume within which is provided a growth media substrate,
the vial further comprising an open mouth through which air borne particles may pass into the volume of the vial and effect microbial growth on the growth media substrate, and
wherein the cartridge and the housing are configured to mate with each other to effect an operable optical alignment of the vial in the received cartridge with each of the first detector and the light source, and
wherein on receipt of the cartridge within the housing an air flow path through only the cartridge and past the open mouth of the vial is provided, the airflow path operably directing ambient air from outside the housing towards the growth media substrate to effect the microbial growth on the growth media substrate where it is operably detected through use of the light source and detector.

US Pat. No. 10,462,783

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGHLY DETERMINISTIC MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a server, a channel allocation schedule, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a plurality of channels and a plurality of network nodes, each channel corresponding to a particular frequency, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a first plurality of time slots for a first channel of the plurality of channels during a first time period, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a second plurality of time slots for a second channel of the plurality of channels during a second time period, wherein the channel allocation schedule identifies a third plurality of time slots for a third channel of the plurality of channels during the second time period, wherein the first plurality of time slots has a different number of time slots than the second plurality of time slots and a different number of time slots than the third plurality of time slots, wherein each time slot of the first plurality of time slots is associated with a first bandwidth capacity, wherein each time slot of the second plurality of time slots is associated with a second bandwidth capacity, and wherein each time slot of the third plurality of time slots is associated with a third bandwidth capacity;
receiving, at the server, a request for channel resources from a network node of the plurality of network nodes, wherein the request identifies a particular bandwidth amount;
updating the channel allocation schedule to allocate the request to a particular time slot of the first plurality of time slots, wherein the particular time slot is selected based on the particular bandwidth amount and the first bandwidth capacity, and wherein the first bandwidth capacity is sufficient for the particular bandwidth amount;
sending, from the server, a channel resource allocation message identifying the particular time slot; and
responsive to the server detecting erroneous conditions corresponding to the particular time slot, updating the channel allocation schedule to allocate the request to a second particular time slot of the third plurality of time slots, wherein the second particular time slot is selected based on the particular bandwidth amount, the second bandwidth capacity, and the third bandwidth capacity, wherein the second bandwidth capacity is insufficient for the particular bandwidth amount, and wherein the third bandwidth capacity is sufficient for the particular bandwidth amount.

US Pat. No. 10,462,775

METHOD FOR FORMING RESOURCE BLOCK FOR SEARCH REGION IN DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving the EPDCCH by monitoring EPDCCH candidates comprising one or more Enhanced Control Channel Elements (ECCEs) in physical resource block (PRB) pairs for the EPDCCH,
wherein a first number of Enhanced Resource Element Groups (EREGs) are defined in each of the PRB pairs,
wherein each of the one or more ECCEs comprises a second number of EREGs,
wherein, if the second number of EREGs are included in same PRB pair, the indexes of the second number of EREGs included in ECCE #n are determined by (n mod NRBECCE)+jNRBECCE,
wherein, if the second number of EREGs are not included in the same PRB pair, the indexes of the second number of EREGs included in the ECCE #n are determined by ?n/NRBSm?+jNRBECCE, and
wherein NRBECCE indicates the number of ECCEs per PRB pair, j=0, 1, . . . , NECCEEREG?1, and NECCEEREG indicates the second number, and NRBSm indicates a number of PRB pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,773

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives control information on at least one of a plurality of Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) candidates being repeated in a set of consecutive downlink subframes; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) in an uplink subframe whose subframe number is determined according to a subframe number of a last subframe of the set of consecutive downlink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,462,770

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information, the method comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel from a base station, wherein the physical downlink control channel includes indication information used to indicate a physical uplink control channel resource used to transmit uplink control information;
determining, according to the uplink control information, a resource group from semi-statically configured resource groups including a first resource group and a second resource group, wherein when the uplink control information includes periodic channel state information and hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment information, the determined resource group is the first resource group, and wherein when the uplink control information includes hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment information and a scheduling request but without periodic channel state information, the determined resource group is the second resource group, wherein a maximum number of information bits supported by physical uplink control channels corresponding to resources comprised in the first resource group is greater than a maximum number of information bits supported by physical uplink control channels corresponding to resources comprised in the second resource group;
determining, according to the indication information, the physical uplink control channel resource in the determined resource group; and
sending the uplink control information to the base station over a physical uplink control channel corresponding to the physical uplink control channel resource.

US Pat. No. 10,462,765

ENHANCED PAGING SCHEMES AND CONNECTED-STATE DRX

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (UE) device, comprising:at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) cellular communication using at least one radio access technology (RAT); and
a processing agent coupled to the at least one radio, and configured to:
determine that the UE device is a link budget limited UE device based on a measurement of received signal strength from a cell of a network;
inform the network that the UE device is link budget limited,
determine the cell supports an enhanced paging scheme for link budget limited UE devices from information received in a system information broadcast message;
determine a UE identifier from a subscriber identity of the UE device,
determine a range identifier, of a plurality of range identifiers, associated with a range of UE identifier values corresponding to the determined UE identifier, wherein the range of UE identifier values associated with the determined range identifier comprises a plurality of consecutive UE identifier values in accordance with the enhanced paging scheme, wherein a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and the range identifier are used by link budget limited devices to compute a paging frame identifier;
determine one or more radio frames to monitor for paging control messages consistent with the paging frame identifier and based on a modulo operation on the determined range identifier; and
monitor said one or more or radio frames for paging control messages.

US Pat. No. 10,462,760

METHOD, NODE, AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION PATH

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for detecting a clock synchronization path between a first node and a second node, comprising:generating, by the first node, a synchronization detection request message comprising an identifier (ID) of the first node;
sending, by the first node, the synchronization detection request message to the second node;
receiving, by the first node, a first synchronization detection response message comprising clock topology information of the second node and the ID of the first node from the second node;
obtaining, by the first node, a first detection result indicating a status of the clock synchronization path according to the first synchronization detection response message;
prompting, by the first node, a network administrator to detect a physical link in which a fault occurs based on the first detection result;
receiving, by the first node, a second synchronization detection response message comprising clock topology information of a third node, the clock topology information of the second node, and the ID of the first node from the third node; and
obtaining, by the first node, a second detection result that indicates a second status of a second clock synchronization path between the first node and the third node and that passes through the second node according to the second synchronization detection response message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,756

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF TERMINAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first control information in a first time point, wherein the first control information instructs the terminal to transmit a first uplink data in a fourth time point;
receiving, from the base station, second control information in a second time point after the first time point, wherein the second control information instructs the terminal to the terminal to transmit a second uplink data in a third time point before the fourth time point;
transmitting, to the base station, the second uplink data in the third time point based on the second control information; and
determining a transmission power of the first uplink data corresponding to the first control information based on a transmission power of the second uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,755

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining one or more power parameters that contribute to a transmit power level for a sounding reference signal (SRS), wherein the one or more power parameters are configured differently for different types of SRS transmissions, wherein the different types of SRS transmissions include a first type of SRS transmission and a second type of SRS transmission, and wherein a power parameter, of the one or more power parameters, is configured to be a first value for the first type of SRS transmission and is configured to be a second value for the second type of SRS transmission;
determining the transmit power level for the SRS based at least in part on the one or more power parameters; and
transmitting the SRS using the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,751

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING RESOURCES BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a terminal device for coordinating resources between two different types of communications, comprising:receiving resource allocation information indicating an allocation of resource units for the two different types of communications;
determining, based on the resource allocation information, whether a collision will occur between the two different types of communications on a specific resource unit, wherein the two different types of communications comprises device to device communications and cellular communications;
in response to determining that a collision will occur between the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit, adjusting one of the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit to avoid the collision, wherein adjusting of the one of the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit comprises reducing transmission power of the one of the two different types of communications to minimize interference to the other of the two different types of communications; and
resuming the adjusted one of the two different types of communications on a next non-colliding resource unit allocated for the adjusted one of the two different types of communications at a normal transmission power level,
wherein the resource allocation information comprises information regarding a pre-set uplink-downlink configuration and one or more resource units allocated for the device to device communications and further comprises information regarding a subset of the one or more resource units allocated for the device to device communications and cellular transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,462,749

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a second uplink (UL) transmission to a second eNodeB (eNB) cannot occur in a second subframe, wherein the second subframe overlaps with a first subframe in time;
when it is determined that the second UL transmission to the second eNB cannot occur in the second subframe, determining a transmission power for a first UL transmission to a first eNB in the first subframe within a power which is used in subframes where only the first UL transmission to the first eNB can occur;
when it is determined that the second UL transmission to the second eNB can occur in the second subframe, determining the transmission power for the first UL transmission to the first eNB in the first subframe within a power which is used in subframes where both the first UL transmission to the first eNB and the second UL transmission to the second eNB can occur; and
performing the first UL transmission to the first eNB in the first subframe based on the transmission power,
wherein the UE is connected to both the first eNB and the second eNB in dual connectivity.