US Pat. No. 10,509,672

SYSTEMS AND METHODS ENABLING A RESOURCE ASSERTION ENVIRONMENT FOR EVALUATING THE APPROPRIATENESS OF COMPUTER RESOURCES FOR USER PURPOSES

Advanced Elemental Techno...

1. A system for secure and reliable publishing of, and subsequent use of, resource characterizing structured identification and assertion information sets, such structured identification and assertion information sets securely (a) specified and published by respective subject matter identification and assertion information set stakeholders, and (b) subsequently respectively used by computing arrangement end-users in determination of the suitability of using respective computer resources in fulfillment of such end-users' corresponding purposes, such system comprising:a computing processor and memory arrangement for providing at least one of one or more standardized (a) resources and (b) specifications, to at least in part enable:
operating an at least in part standardized, interoperable, and secure resource identification and descriptive assertion information environment, wherein standardization at least in part ensures computer resource structured identification and assertion information set interoperability,
wherein such structured identification and assertion information sets are published by such sets' respective stakeholders for subsequent use by computing arrangement end-users, and wherein each such published information set comprises securely specified and associated resource identification and assertion information components, wherein each such published information set comprises at least in part:
a. an identification and assertion information set suitability to purpose component, wherein such information set component comprises, at least in part, (i) a purpose expression and (ii) an associated suitability to expressed purpose value expressed in a standardized form,
b. a subject matter resource identifier component,
c. an identification and assertion information set stakeholder person's identifying information component, acquired at least in part through use of at least one at least in part biometric hardware sensor arrangement,
d. at least one attribute information component descriptive of such stakeholder person, such attribute information component comprising a securely governed, non-biometric, stakeholder characterizing, verifiable fact information set for subsequent use by identification and assertion information set end-users, and
e. at least one validation rule set component for end-user verification of such non-biometric fact information set of such stakeholder person, such verification performed using at least one hardware tamper resistant processing and memory arrangement for secure validation rule set fact testing;
wherein such structured identification and assertion information sets are at least in part cryptographically bound to their respective identification and assertion information set subject matter resources and/or resource identifiers;
wherein such identification and assertion information sets specified by such stakeholders, and used by such end-users, are employed in a distributed purposeful computing environment comprising personal computing arrangements and one or more network service arrangements, wherein such personal computing arrangements and such one or more network service arrangements are configured to support securely specifying and/or using such structured identification and assertion information sets through the use of tamper resistant processing and memory, wherein such secure tamper resistant specifying and/or using enables securely governed identification and assertion information set publishing and usage activities, such activities performed using respective computing arrangements of such distributed purposeful computing environment comprising personal computing, and network service, arrangements; and
wherein computing arrangement end-users use such identification and assertion information sets at least in part to respectively evaluate the suitability of one or more candidate computer resources for respective such end-users' purposes.

US Pat. No. 10,509,655

PROCESSOR CIRCUIT AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semicond...

1. A processor circuit, comprising:a re-order buffer (ROB), wherein the ROB records a plurality of next sequential instruction pointer (Nsip) values of a plurality of load instructions and a plurality of store instructions; and
an alias queue (AQ) module, coupled to the ROB, wherein the AQ module comprises a plurality of entries, and each of the plurality of entries comprises a first field and a plurality of second fields,
wherein when a first load instruction and a first store instruction cause a first memory violation and the ROB retires the first load instruction, the AQ module stores the Nsip value of the first load instruction into the first field of one of the plurality of entries and stores the Nsip value of the first store instruction into one of the plurality of second fields of the entry; and
wherein when a second load instruction and a second store instruction cause a second memory violation and the ROB retires the second load instruction, if the Nsip values of the second load instruction and the first load instruction are equal, the AQ module stores the Nsip value of the second store instruction into another one of the plurality of second fields of the entry.

US Pat. No. 10,509,651

MONTGOMERY MULTIPLICATION PROCESSORS, METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND INSTRUCTIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:a plurality of registers;
a decode unit to decode an instruction of an instruction set of the processor, the instruction to indicate at least one storage location that is to store a first integer, a second integer, and a modulus, and the instruction to indicate a general-purpose register that is to store a first Montgomery multiplication constant that is to be equal to a negative inverse of the modulus taken modulo two raised to a power of a word size of the processor, the first Montgomery multiplication constant to be expressed as a 64-bit value; and
an execution unit coupled with the decode unit, and coupled with the plurality of registers, the execution unit, in response to the instruction, to store a Montgomery multiplication product corresponding to the first integer, the second integer, and the modulus, in a destination storage location, wherein it is implicit to the instruction that the Montgomery multiplication product is to be stored in the destination storage overwriting at least one of the first and second integers but not the modulus.

US Pat. No. 10,509,636

SYSTEM, METHOD AND PERSONALIZABLE PORTABLE DEVICE IN WHICH APPLICATION CODE LIBRARIES ARE DISTRIBUTED IN A COMPRESSED FORM

Thales Dis France SA, Me...

1. A method for readying a personalizable portable electronic device having a reprogrammable non-volatile memory for storage of application programs and libraries for the loading of at least one application, the non-volatile memory having a plurality of compressed application code libraries in the non-volatile memory, the method comprising:determining, by a personalisation machine having a computer and a connection to a personalizable portable electronic device having a processor, which of the plurality of application code libraries are required for the at least one application to be loaded on the personalizable portable electronic device;
transmitting from the personalization machine to the portable electronic device a message informing the portable electronic device which application code libraries have been determined to be required by the at least one application to be loaded on the personalizable portable electronic device;
receiving by the portable electronic device the message informing the portable electronic device which application code libraries have been determined to be required by the at least one application used on the personalizable portable electronic device;
in response to receiving the message informing the personalizable portable electronic device which code libraries have been determined to be required, deleting, by the portable device, from the non-volatile memory any compressed application code libraries not indicated to be determined to be required for the at least one application to be loaded on the personalizable portable electronic device; and
decompressing, by the personalizable portable device, each application code library determined to be required by the at least one application to be loaded on the personalizable portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,601

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH MULTI-TIER CONTROL PLANE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data storage system comprising:a plurality of data storage units, wherein respective ones of the data storage units comprise:
a plurality of head nodes; and
a plurality of data storage sleds; and
one or more computing devices external to the plurality of data storage units configured to implement a zonal control plane for partially controlling storage operations related to the plurality of data storage units,
wherein, based, at least in part, on a volume creation request, the zonal control plane assigns a particular one of the data storage units to service a volume requested by the volume creation request; and
wherein for the particular one of the plurality of data storage units, two or more head nodes implement a local control plane comprising an allocation service and a distributed data store, distributed across two or more of the head nodes of the particular data storage unit;
wherein the local control plane is configured to assign one of the plurality of head nodes of the particular data storage unit to function as a primary head node for the volume, wherein the primary head is node configured to service read requests and write requests directed to the volume separate from the local control plane and the zonal control plane,
wherein the allocation service of the local control plane is configured to allocate portions of space to respective ones of the plurality of head nodes of the particular data storage unit from amongst the plurality of data storage sleds of the particular data storage unit,
wherein, in response to a failure one of the two or more head nodes implementing the local control plane, the local control plane is configured to fail over to a remaining one of the two or more head nodes and is configured to access the distributed data store, and
wherein in response to the failure of the one of the two or more head nodes implementing the local control plane, the primary head node is configured to continue to service read requests and write requests directed to the volume and write data for the volume to a portion of space allocated to the primary head node for the volume from amongst the plurality of data storage sleds of the particular data storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,509,568

EFFICIENT SECURE BOOT CARRIED OUT IN INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a processor;
a rewritable nonvolatile memory that stores a first flag settable to a first value indicating that a program stored in a first memory region of the nonvolatile memory has not been verified, and to a second value indicating that the program has been verified, the first memory region of the nonvolatile memory being an execute-in-place (XIP) region;
a switching circuit comprising a control register that stores a second flag settable either to a third value indicating that data writing to the first memory region is prohibited or to a fourth value indicating that the data writing to the first memory region is allowed, and configured to, upon receipt of a request for permission to set the first memory region from non-writable to writable, set the first flag to the first value, and thereafter set the second flag from the third value to the fourth value; and
a verification circuit configured to
set the second flag to the third value before the start of a verification process of the program stored in the first memory region, and set the first flag to the second value after the verification process finished successfully, and
upon restart of the information processing apparatus, carry out the verification process of the program prior to execution of the program if the first value is set in the first flag, and execute the program without carrying out the verification process if the second value is set in the first flag,
wherein the information processing apparatus is a microcontroller implemented as a single chip or a single package that includes the processor, the rewritable nonvolatile memory, the switching circuit, and the verification circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,509,495

POLARIZER AND TOUCH DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A touch display device, comprising a touch panel, a liquid crystal display module, an air bonding adhesive and a polarizer, whereinthe polarizer comprises a first adhesive film adhering to a liquid crystal display module, a first base material film arranged on the first adhesive film, a polarizing film arranged on the first base material film, a second base material film arranged on the polarizing film, and a second adhesive film adhering to a touch panel arranged on the second base material film;
the polarizer is arranged on the liquid crystal display module;
the touch panel is arranged on the polarizer;
and the touch panel adheres to the liquid crystal display module or the polarizer through the air bonding adhesive;
wherein the air bonding adhesive comprises four air bonding adhesive tapes,
the four air bonding adhesive tapes are each arranged on the second base material film of the polarizer, and the air bonding adhesive tapes are arranged along four sides of the second base material film, and
a thickness of each of the four air bonding adhesive tapes is identical to that of the second adhesive film of the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,463

MIXED REALITY OFFLOAD USING FREE SPACE OPTICS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A portable device comprising:an optical receiver;
a display;
one or more processors coupled to the display and the optical receiver; and,
memory in communication with the one or more processors, the memory including code executable by the one or more processors to control the portable device to:
receive at least one image frame at the optical receiver, the at least one image frame associated with a virtual environment;
generate an image of the virtual environment from a selected image frame of the at least one image frame; and,
display the image of the virtual environment on the display,
wherein the memory further includes a cache, the at least one image frame comprises a plurality of image frames, and the code is further executable by the one or more processors to control the device to:
store the plurality of image frames in the cache; and,
determine a pose associated with the portable device in the virtual environment;
select the selected image frame of the plurality of image frames stored in the cache based at least on the pose; and,
generate the image of the virtual environment from the selected image frame of the plurality of image frames,
wherein the code is executable by the one or more processors to repeat, at a frame rate, the determining the pose, the selecting the selected image frame from the cache, the generating the image of the virtual environment, and the displaying the image on the display,
wherein the frame rate is independent of the rate at which each of the plurality of image frames is received at the optical receiver, and, wherein, the determining the pose, the selecting the selected image frame from the cache, the generating the image of the virtual environment, and the displaying the image on the display, may be repeated one or more times during a period when no image frame of the plurality of image frames is received at the optical receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,509,413

GROUND REFERENCE DETERMINATION FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE OPERATIONS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle, the method comprising:obtaining, by a control module onboard the vehicle, image data from an imaging device onboard the vehicle;
classifying, by the control module, portions of the image data as ground;
obtaining, by the control module from a sensing device onboard the vehicle, sensor data corresponding to a field of view of the imaging device;
obtaining, by the control module, calibration data associated with the sensing device;
converting the sensor data corresponding to the field of view of the imaging device to a reference frame associated with the image data;
classifying, by the control module, a subset of the sensor data converted to locations in the reference frame corresponding to the portions of the image data as ground based on a correlation between the subset of the sensor data and the portions of the image data; and
operating, by the control module, one or more actuators onboard the vehicle in a manner that is influenced by the subset of the sensor data classified as ground.

US Pat. No. 10,509,373

CYBER SYNCHRONOUS MACHINE (CYBERSYNC MACHINE)

1. A controller to operate a power electronic converter as a cyber synchronous machine (CSM), comprisinga torque-frequency channel configured to generate a frequency according to first inputs consisting of a torque set-point, a negative torque feedback signal and a frequency reference;
a quorte-flux channel configured to generate a flux according to second inputs consisting of a quorte set-point, a negative quorte feedback signal and a flux reference;
an engendering block configured to receive the frequency generated in the torque-frequency channel, the flux generated in the quorte-flux channel, and an input current, wherein the engendering block is configured to generate an output voltage, a torque signal, a quorte signal, the negative torque feedback signal, and the negative quorte feedback signal;
a virtual impedance configured to generate a virtual current according to a difference of two voltages;
a switch configured to choose the virtual current or an external current as the input current to the engendering block;
a first integrator block with a reset input configured to generate an offset signal that is added to a rated frequency to form the frequency reference for the torque-frequency channel; and
a second integrator block with a reset input configured to generate an offset signal that is added to a rated flux to form the flux reference for the quorte-flux channel.

US Pat. No. 10,509,361

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CARTRIDGE MOUNTABLE ON THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A cartridge detachably mountable to a main body of an image forming apparatus, the main body including: a fixing portion that includes a heating rotation member and that heat-fixes a toner image on a sheet; and a mounting portion on which the cartridge is mounted, the fixing portion including a fixing shutter configured to be movable between a first position where a part of the heating rotation member is covered and a second position where the part of the heating rotation member is exposed, the fixing shutter including a force receiving portion configured to receive a force for causing the fixing shutter to move from the first position to the second position,the cartridge comprising:
a photosensitive member;
a frame configured to support the photosensitive member so that the photosensitive member is rotatable;
a photosensitive member shutter connected to the frame so as to be movable between a covering position where a part of the photosensitive member is covered and an exposure position where the part of the photosensitive member is exposed; and
a pressing portion configured to press the force receiving portion of the fixing shutter while the cartridge is being mounted on the mounting portion to move the fixing shutter from the first position to the second position, the pressing portion being provided in the photosensitive member shutter.

US Pat. No. 10,509,343

BELT DRIVING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A belt driving device comprising:a plurality of rollers including a driving roller that is rotationally driven;
an endless belt stretched between the plurality of rollers such that a predetermined tension is applied to the endless belt, and the endless belt protrudes from opposite end portions of the plurality of rollers in an axis direction of each of the plurality of rollers;
a contact surface formed at a first end portion of at least one roller of the plurality of rollers and configured to come in contact with the endless belt, the first end portion being located on a meandering direction side of the endless belt; and
a non-contact surface formed at each of second end portions of the plurality of rollers and configured not to come in contact with the endless belt, the second end portions being located on a side opposite to the meandering direction of the endless belt, wherein
the contact surface is a curved surface that is curved in the meandering direction.

US Pat. No. 10,509,242

MICRO-FASTENED, SEALED LIGHT MODULATOR

Vlyte Innovations Limited...

1. A switchable light modulator device comprising a fluid layer disposed between opposite spaced apart major surfaces of first and second substrates, each of said substrates having first and second interoperable microstructures formed on said opposite major surfaces, said respective microstructures fitting together to join said first and second substrates and to define wall portions for a plurality of cavities, said cavities sealing said fluid in discrete volumes, wherein said second microstructures define said wall portions and comprise an elastomeric solid polymer characterized by a glass transition temperature less than 20 degrees Celsius and possessing crosslinks.

US Pat. No. 10,509,234

LENS DRIVING APPARATUS WITH CLOSED-LOOP ANTI-SHAKE STRUCTURE

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Yangme...

1. A lens driving apparatus with a closed-loop anti-shake structure, comprising:a lens holder carrying a lens;
a frame receiving the lens holder;
a driving module configured for driving the lens holder to relatively move with respect to the frame;
an anti-shake module configured for driving the frame to relatively move with respect to a support; and
a first optical module and a first optical reference respectively disposed at the support and the lens holder, the first optical module sensing a relative movement of the first optical reference so as to sense a movement of the lens holder in a direction of a first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,509,219

ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An electrowetting display apparatus, comprising:an electrowetting casing;
an ultraviolet light source arranged at a lower side of the electrowetting casing, for emitting ultraviolet (UV) light upwards;
a colored fluorescent layer arranged at an upper side of the electrowetting casing;
wherein the electrowetting casing comprises:
a lower substrate, with an upper side of the lower substrate arranged with a thin film transistor and a pixel electrode controlled by the thin film transistor, the ultraviolet light source being arranged at a lower side of the lower substrate;
an insulating layer arranged at an upper side of the pixel electrode;
an oleophilic layer arranged at an upper side of the insulating layer;
a barrier arranged between individual pixels at an upper side of the oleophilic layer;
a black oil layer covering an upper side of the oleophilic layer completely between individual barriers, wherein the black oil layer comprises an ultraviolet absorbing material, and the black oil layer is capable of switching between a spreading state and a contracting state;
an upper substrate located above the oleophilic layer, with an upper side of the upper substrate arranged with a common electrode, the colored fluorescent layer being arranged at an upper side of the common electrode; and
deionized water filled between the oleophilic layer and the upper substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,509,172

TUNABLE OPTICAL DEVICE

The University of Queensl...

1. A tunable optical device comprising: an optical ring cavity in which optical radiation circulates and having at least an optical resonance frequency; and electrodes applied to the optical ring cavity forming a capacitor;wherein the electrodes are concentric in a horizontal plane and have a pair of tabs to apply electric potential;
wherein applying a potential difference between the electrodes through the pair of tabs generates a capacitive force that applies strain to the optical ring cavity that shifts the optical resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,509,121

DYNAMIC RANGE SETTING FOR VEHICULAR RADARS

UATC, LLC, San Franciso,...

1. A method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:operating, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a set of radars on the autonomous vehicle, each radar in the set of radars including a depth setting which controls a corresponding range of the radar from the autonomous vehicle;
determining, by the computing system, contextual information about a trip of the autonomous vehicle as the autonomous vehicle progresses over a first road segment, the contextual information comprising information about a second road segment that intersects the first road segment and that the autonomous vehicle is approaching, the information identifying a type of the second road segment and identifying a likely point of ingress of an object into a path of the autonomous vehicle from the second road segment; and
adjusting, by the computing system, the corresponding range of at least one radar in the set of radars based on the contextual information to detect a location of the object relative to the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,509,120

LIDAR-RADAR RELATIVE POSE CALIBRATION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of calibrating a LiDAR system at a first location with a radar system at a second location, comprising:providing a calibration target at a location and orientation with respect to the LiDAR system and the radar system;
determining coefficients of a plane of the calibration target in a frame of reference of the LiDAR system;
determining coordinates of the calibration target in a frame of reference of the radar system;
composing a cost function from a planar equation that includes the determined coefficients of the plane of the calibration target in the frame of reference frame of the LiDAR system, the determined coordinates of the calibration target in the frame of reference of the radar system and a relative pose matrix that transforms the frame of reference of the radar system to the frame of reference of the LiDAR system; and
reducing the cost function to estimate the relative pose matrix for calibration of the LiDAR system with the radar system.

US Pat. No. 10,509,113

TECHNIQUES FOR PERFORMING TIME OF FLIGHT MEASUREMENTS

ACTLIGHT SA, Lausanne (C...

1. A measurement system comprising:a time to digital converter (TDC) configured to determine a first digitized time for a first signal and a second digitized time for a second signal,
wherein the first signal is delayed by a delay time from a third signal that causes a light source to emit light, wherein the first digitized time and the second digitized time are determined for N number of iterations of the light source emitting light, and
wherein the delay time is varied for each of the N number of iterations; and
a first dynamic photodiode (DPD) configured to switch from a reverse bias mode to an active mode based on the first signal, wherein the first DPD is further configured to output an output current when subjected to light in the active mode, and
wherein the second signal is based on the output current; wherein the PDC calculates a difference between the first digitized time and the second digitized time for each of the N number of iterations, and wherein the difference varies as the delay time is varied.

US Pat. No. 10,509,111

LIDAR SENSOR DEVICE

RESEARCH COOPERATION FOUN...

1. Alight detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a laser beam including laser beam identification information and a preamble formed of one or more pulses, the laser beam identification information corresponding to each transmission direction while changing a transmission direction;
a receiver configured to receive a reflected beam returning after the laser beam is reflected by an object; and
a signal processor configured to identify a transmission direction of a laser beam corresponding to the reflected beam based on laser beam identification information included in the received reflected beam, the signal processor measuring a speed of the object based on a frequency of a preamble included in the reflected beam and a frequency of the preamble included in the laser beam corresponding to the reflected beam.

US Pat. No. 10,509,101

STREET LIGHTING COMMUNICATIONS, CONTROL, AND SPECIAL SERVICES

1. A street lighting system, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) street lighting control system comprising a plurality of communication links in a 57-64 GHz frequency range;
a plurality of street lights having a luminaire, a luminaire associate, a support pole, and a power line operatively coupled to the luminaire and the luminaire associate;
a communication module within the luminaire associate that is communicatively coupled to the RF street lighting control system; and
a steerable millimeter wave radar communicatively coupled to the communications module, wherein the millimeter wave radar has a Doppler processor combined with polarimetric processing capability, further wherein the polarimetric processing is performed on a millimeter wave energy returned to the millimeter wave radar.

US Pat. No. 10,509,087

FLEXIBLE MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL FOR MEDICAL IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for generating a measurement protocol for medical imaging of a subject, said medical imaging to be implemented using a medical imaging apparatus that comprises hardware apparatus components, said method comprising:providing a computer with a plurality of measurement parameters that are to be formulated into said measurement protocol;
in said computer, dividing said measurement parameters into a protocol structure comprising a base class, consisting of hardware-independent measurement parameters that are independent of said hardware apparatus components, and at least one class that supplements said base class that consists of hardware-specific measurement parameters that specify a feature of at least one of said hardware apparatus components;
in said computer, formulating said measurement protocol from said measurement parameters with said measurement parameters in said base class being treated differently in the formulation of the measurement protocol than the measurement parameters in said at least one class that supplements said base class, thereby obtaining a formulated measurement protocol, wherein the different treatment of the measurement parameters in said at least one class that supplements said base class includes evaluating said hardware-specific measurement parameters based on one or more characteristics of said medical imaging apparatus or of said hardware apparatus components therein, said formulating of said measurement protocol being based on said evaluation; and
making the formulated measurement protocol available from the computer in electronic form with a format configured to operate the medical imaging apparatus to execute said medical imaging according to said formulated measurement protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,509,073

TIMING-AWARE TEST GENERATION AND FAULT SIMULATION

Mentor Graphics Corporati...

1. A method of generating test patterns for testing an integrated circuit, comprising:identifying a fault that is detected by a test pattern by simulating a response of an integrated circuit design to the test pattern in the presence of the fault and identifying one or more paths that are sensitized by the test pattern and that detect the fault;
computing a static path delay for a selected sensitized path through the identified fault;
determining whether a criterion based at least in part on the static path delay is met for the identified fault;
modifying a fault list by removing the identified fault if the criterion is met; and
storing the modified fault list,
wherein either:
(a) the selected sensitized path is the longest sensitized path, and the act of determining whether the criterion is met comprises determining whether:
where PDfs is the static path delay through the longest sensitized path for the fault f, TTC is the test clock period, and ? is a real number between 0 and 1; or(b) wherein the selected sensitized path is the shortest sensitized path, and the act of determining whether the criterion is met comprises determining whether:
where HPDfs is the static path delay through the shortest sensitized path for the fault f, TTC is the test clock period, and ? is a real number between 0 and 1.

US Pat. No. 10,509,046

DETECTION OF INDAZOLE SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS

Randox Laboratories Limit...

1. A polyclonal antibody, wherein the polyclonal antibody is raised against an immunogen having the structure of:
wherein KLH is keyhole limpet hemocyanin,wherein the polyclonal antibody has an IC50 value of:1.723 ng/ml to AB-Pinaca N-pentanoic acid;
0.544 ng/ml to 5-fluoropentyl AB-Pinaca;
0.887 ng/ml to 1-(5-hydroxypentyl) AB-Pinaca;
1.107 ng/ml to AB-Pinaca; and
1.546 ng/ml to AB-Fubinaca;wherein the IC50 values are determined using a tracer having the structure of:
wherein HRP is horseradish peroxidase and HRP is a detectable label.

US Pat. No. 10,509,017

HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING PRESSURE SENSOR

Chromatic Technologies, I...

1. A pressure sensor for visually determining whether a pressure threshold has been achieved, said pressure sensor comprising:a color-changing system comprising:
a dye;
a developer; and
a solvent;
wherein said color-changing system is contained such that said dye, said developer, and said solvent are encapsulated together;
wherein said developer variably interacts with said dye according to the pressure of said color-changing system; and
wherein upon achievement of said pressure threshold, said dye and said developer interact, resulting in a visible color change.

US Pat. No. 10,509,005

BLOOD COMPONENT MEASURING DEVICE, METHOD FOR MEASURING BLOOD COMPONENT, AND BIO-SENSOR

PHC Holdings Corporation,...

1. A method for measuring a blood component that measures a blood component amount with a biosensor in which blood is introduced, and a blood component contained in the blood is oxidized and reduced by an oxidoreductase,the method comprising:
measuring a first current value generated when a first voltage is applied to a first electrode pair of the biosensor,
measuring multiple times a second current value generated when a second voltage is applied to a second electrode pair of the biosensor multiple times, and
correcting the measured first current value based on at least a part of the measured first and second current values,
wherein measuring the first current value is conducted by
applying the first voltage to the first electrode pair during a predetermined period after introduction of the blood to the biosensor, and
detecting the current at the predetermined timing for detection of the first current,
measuring the second current value multiple times is conducted by
applying a pulse of the second voltage to the second electrode pair during a predetermined short period from the measuring of the second current and during a predetermined timing for detection of the second current, and
detecting the current corresponding to each of the second currents.

US Pat. No. 10,509,000

X-RAY FLUORESCENCE DEVICE CALIBRATION

Tribo Labs, Marina del R...

1. A method of calibrating a device, comprising:generating x-rays from an x-ray generator within a housing;
receiving a return signal emitted by a material struck by the x-rays in a sensor, the material being of a shutter within the housing;
providing data generated by the sensor to electronics connected to the x-ray generator and the sensor;
processing the data in the electronics;
wherein the electronics comprise at least one processor, and the data from the sensor comprises wavelengths of a set of peak magnitudes of a return spectrum, and the at least one processor compares the wavelengths of the set of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum with a set of expected wavelengths of peak magnitudes of a return spectrum, and updates parameters relating to the operation of the x-ray generator and sensor based on the analysis of the comparison of the wavelengths of the set of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum with the set of expected wavelengths of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum, the updated parameters including parameters relating to a length of time of generation of x-rays by the device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,975

SAMPLE COLLECTION DEVICE

Orion Genomics LLC, St. ...

1. A sampling device comprising:a lower portion comprising a sample container;
a cap moveably attached with the lower portion and comprising a cutting edge configured for cutting a leaf, such that when the cap is attached to the lower portion with a leaf therebetween, a leaf sample is deposited into the sample container of the lower portion, the cap also comprising a dead space opening configured to receive a first pipette,
wherein the cap is moveably attached to the lower portion by an elongated post extending out of the lower portion, and wherein the cap includes a vent in fluid communication with the sample container such that the leaf sample is dried during transport of the sampling device, the vent being configured to receive a second pipette.

US Pat. No. 10,508,971

OPTICAL TEST SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SIZE OF GAP BETWEEN TWO SUBSTRATES OF OPTICAL ELEMENT

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An optical test method, comprising:emitting light through a gap between two substrates of an optical element disposed on a holder to generate a plurality of light beams;
driving the holder with the optical element to move to N positions, wherein N is a natural number greater than 2;
receiving on a sensor one of the plurality of light beams from the optical element in the N positions to generate N first intensity signals; and
determining the size of the gap of the optical element according to the N first intensity signals with a processor and reference data stored on a memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,954

TEMPERATURE DETECTING DEVICE FOR A GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT AND GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT COMPRISING SAID TEMPERATURE DETECTING DEVICE

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. Temperature detecting device for a gas turbine power plant, the temperature detecting device comprising:at least one optical probe configured to detect a parameter indicative of a temperature;
at least one capsule configured to define a camera inside which the optical probe is housed;
a plurality of optical probes and a plurality of capsules, each capsule configured to define a camera inside which a respective optical probe is housed, each optical probe having an optical fiber with a tip configured to collect radiations inside the camera of the capsule, wherein at least one of the plurality of capsules is a black body; and
a main body configured to support the plurality of capsules and shaped to define a main camera which houses at least a portion of a main optical fiber,
wherein each optical fiber of the plurality of optical probes extends into the main body and connects to the portion of the main optical fiber housed in the main body along a respective probe axis that is not parallel with the main axis of the main body, the main optical fiber extends along a main axis of the main body, and each optical fiber of the plurality of optical probes extends along the respective probe axis.

US Pat. No. 10,508,947

BODY OF LEVEL GAUGE WITH ELECTRICAL LEAD EXTENDING THERETHROUGH

Luxembourg Patent Company...

1. A gauge body for a container for pressurized gas, said gauge comprising:a mounting surface for mounting the body to the container;
an inner side in contact with the pressurized gas when mounted on the container;
an outer side opposite to the inner side with regard to the mounting surface, the outer side being outside of the container when the body is mounted on the container;
an electrical lead extending in a gas tight manner through the body from the inner side to the outer side;
wherein, the electrical lead comprises a metallic rod and a bushing around the rod, the bushing being mounted in a gas tight manner on the body;
wherein the electrical lead comprises a glass annulus between the metallic rod and the bushing, the glass annulus forming a gas tight barrier between the rod and the bushing;
wherein the bushing is housed in a bore of the body, the bore forming a passageway between the inner side and the outer side;
wherein the bushing comprises a collar that rests on a shoulder portion of the bore; and
wherein the bore comprises a first portion housing the bushing, and a second portion of a larger diameter than the first portion, the shoulder portion being located between the first and second portions, the second portion housing a retainer of the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,508,939

FLOW IMAGING AND MONITORING FOR SYNCHRONIZED MANAGEMENT OF WIDE AREA DRAINAGE

GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED ...

1. A flow monitoring system comprising:(a) one or more acoustic modules configured to acquire intrinsic acoustic signature patterns of the flow;
(b) one or more image acquisition modules; and
(c) an on-site computing system,
wherein the flow monitoring system provides characterization and measurement of flow associated with open channel stormwater and/or wastewater drainage, and the acoustic modules do not use artificially produced sound to monitor flow.

US Pat. No. 10,508,921

LOCATION BASED TRACKING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:displaying a map of a geographic region in a user interface of a first mobile device;
receiving, at the first mobile device, user input requesting data associated with a specified geographic location in the geographic region;
transmitting, to a remote storage location, a request for data objects captured by other mobile devices and associated with the specified geographic location;
receiving, from the remote storage location, at least one data object associated with the specified geographic location, wherein the at least one data object is at least one of an image data object, a video data object, or a text data object,
wherein the at least one data object was captured by and uploaded to the remote storage location by a second mobile device, and
wherein the at least one data object is stored at the remote storage location in association with data representing the specified geographic location; and
displaying, on the first mobile device, one or more user interface elements enabling a user to access the at least one data object.

US Pat. No. 10,508,914

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY FINDING A MOBILE GEODETIC TARGET OBJECT

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG, Hee...

1. A surveying system for determining the position of a target point using a surveying device and a target object which defines the target point, wherein the surveying system comprises:a control and evaluation unit with evaluation, data-processing, and control functionality;
a first radiation source for generating target-finding radiation; and
a means for multi-directional emission of the target-finding radiation into free space,
wherein the surveying device comprises:
a sighting device which defines a target axis,
a means for changing the alignment of the target axis about a first axis and a second axis,
a photosensitive line sensor for detecting target-finding radiation, wherein the reception range of the line sensor is in the form of a reception fan, and the target axis has a defined spatial reference relation with respect to the plane of the reception fan,
a second radiation source for generating fine-sighting radiation,
a means for emitting the fine-sighting radiation coaxially with respect to the target axis in the form of a radiation cone with a small angle of aperture, and
a photosensitive large-area sensor for detecting fine-sighting radiation reflected by the target object,
wherein the control and evaluation unit is configured to track the target object, moving relative to the surveying device, using a target-finding process carried out continuously and automatically by the control and evaluation unit in accordance with a defined algorithm with continuous emission of target-finding radiation, the target-finding process including detecting target-finding radiation originating from the target object using the line sensor, and performing a first change in alignment of the target axis about the first axis as a function of detected target-finding radiation, such that the movement tendency of the target object is tracked according to the target axis.

US Pat. No. 10,508,907

WHEEL ALIGNER WITH ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS AND NO-STOP POSITIONING

SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Ke...

1. A vehicle wheel alignment system comprising:a plurality of cameras, each camera for viewing a respective set of a plurality of three-dimensional points on a respective wheel of the vehicle and capturing image data of the set of points as the wheel is continuously rotated a number of degrees of rotation without a pause,
wherein the image data is used to calculate a minimum number of poses of the wheel;
wherein each of the minimum number of poses of the wheel is stored;
wherein the stored minimum number of poses of the wheel comprises at least one pose for every five degrees of rotation captured by each camera as the wheel is continuously rotated the number of degrees of rotation without a pause; and
wherein at least one of the cameras comprises a data processor for performing the steps of: preprocessing the image data; and calculating an alignment parameter for the vehicle based on the preprocessed image data.

US Pat. No. 10,508,887

ATTITUDE-COUPLED TARGETING SYSTEM FOR ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:a flight control computer operatively interconnected with a main rotor system and a translational thrust system of the aircraft; and
an integrated target and flight control system arranged in communication with the flight control computer, the integrated target flight and control system being operable to control pitch attitude and heading of the aircraft, wherein when operation of the integrated target and flight control system is enabled, at least one operation of the aircraft is controlled in response to a pilot input via the flight control computer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,848

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus using refrigerant including HFO-1123, the refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator connected in a loop;
a cooling unit configured to cool the refrigerant at an inlet of the expansion valve, the cooling unit cooling the refrigerant including HFO-1123 so that a temperature and a pressure of the refrigerant becomes equal to or less than a lower limit temperature or a lower limit pressure causing disproportionation reaction;
a first refrigerant pipe connected between an outlet of the condenser and the expansion valve, one end of the first refrigerant pipe being connected to the outlet of the condenser and another end of the first refrigerant pipe being connected to the expansion valve; and
a second refrigerant pipe connected between the compressor and an inlet of the condenser, one end of the second refrigerant pipe being connected to the compressor and another end of the second refrigerant pipe being connected to the inlet of the condenser;
wherein the first refrigerant pipe has a diameter that is smaller than a diameter of the second refrigerant pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,508,832

SWIMMING POOL COVER WITH LENSES

10. A swimming pool cover, comprising:a continuous sheet of substantially constant thickness comprised of a plurality of flexible Fresnel lenses arranged in a matrix and detachably connected to flexible interstitial connecting material so the lenses cover substantially the entirety of a surface area of the swimming pool cover.

US Pat. No. 10,508,827

VENTILATING DEVICE

PANASONIC ECOLOGY SYSTEMS...

1. A ventilating device, comprising:a frame forming an outer contour,
an airflow path formed by a flowing of air inside the frame,
a plurality of orifices provided on the frame, and
a plurality of fixing bolts each provided in a respective orifice and being rotatable with respect to the respective orifice between a first position, in which the respective fixing bolt cannot be removed from the respective orifice and is configured to fix a measuring tube of different sizes of a static pressure gauge therein so as to measure a static pressure in a chamber where the airflow path is located, and a second position, in which the respective fixing bolt can be removed from the respective orifice so as to drain water out of the frame via the respective orifice;
wherein each fixing bolt comprises a fixing bolt body of a hollow truncated cone shape, the fixing bolt body comprising:
a first bottom surface extending into the frame and provided with a first opening,
wherein the first opening is adapted to communicate the air inside the frame with the static pressure gauge when the static pressure gauge is inserted into the fixing bolt body, and
a second bottom surface positioned outside of the frame and provided with a second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,825

SOLAR AIR CONDITIONER, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SOLAR AIR CONDITIONER

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., F...

1. A method for controlling a solar air conditioner, comprising:receiving an enabling command to enable the solar air conditioner to enter into an energy-saving control mode;
disconnecting the solar air conditioner from a utility grid;
powering the solar air conditioner by an output of an inverter coupled to a solar cell, the inverter being configured to increase a cell DC voltage of an output of the solar cell to generate the output of inverter;
detecting, through a controller of the solar air conditioner, a change of an inverter DC voltage of the output of the inverter;
and
changing, through the controller, an operating frequency of a compressor of the solar air conditioner according to at least the change of the inverter DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,508,804

STAGE LIGHTING FIXTURE THERMAL SYSTEM CAPABLE OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING AIR FLOW DELIVERY

Guangzhou Haoyang Electro...

1. A stage lighting fixture thermal system capable of dynamically adjusting air flow delivery, comprising,a light source and a heat dissipation chamber, the light source being arranged inside the heat dissipation chamber, wherein the stage lighting fixture thermal system further comprises at least one first air supply mechanism connected with the heat dissipation chamber, and the first air supply mechanism is dynamically arranged on the heat dissipation chamber;
a drive device connected below the first air supply mechanism, wherein the drive device is connected on the heat dissipation chamber;
wherein the drive device further includes a drive motor and a transmission mechanism, and the transmission mechanism is connected to the drive motor and the first air supply mechanism respectively; and
wherein the drive motor drives an air outlet of the first air supply mechanism to move linearly along an air inlet of the heat dissipation chamber, so that the air outlet of the first air supply mechanism is adjusted to an optimal position relative to the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,508,795

ADJUSTABLE ASSEMBLY FOR AN ADJUSTABLE DOWNLIGHT

Focal Point, LLC, Chicag...

1. An adjustable assembly for a downlight comprising:a mounting bracket;
a heatsink configured to receive a light source, the heatsink comprising a plurality of cooling fins and connected to the mounting bracket; and
a rotation ring connected to the mounting bracket and rotatably engaged to a downlight fixture assembly;
wherein the mounting bracket comprises:
a first side wall connected to the rotation ring and the heatsink,
a second side wall opposite the first side wall and connected to the rotation ring and the heatsink, and
a front wall extending between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein the heatsink is positioned between the first side wall and the second side wall,
the first side wall having a first plurality of slots extending through the first side wall and the second side wall having a second plurality of slots extending through the second side wall,
wherein the heatsink is connected to the first side wall with a first set of securing members extending through the first plurality of slots and is connected to the second side wall with a second set of securing members extending through the second plurality of slots, and
wherein the heatsink is tiltably engaged with the mounting bracket, and
further including a tension spring having a first end attached to the front wall and a second end engaged with a plurality of locking steps positioned along an upper surface of at least one cooling fin of the heatsink, wherein the tension spring applies a tension force to the plurality of locking steps to keep the heatsink in a fixed position, wherein the heatsink is tilted by slidable engagement along the first plurality of slots and the second plurality of slots to overcome the tension force of the tension spring to allow ratcheting of the tension spring into different angles of the locking steps along an upper surface of the heatsink, wherein the tilting of the heatsink tilts a light beam from the light source.

US Pat. No. 10,508,790

INTRA-CANOPY LED GROW LIGHT

LIFTED LED, LLC, Rio Ran...

1. A grow light comprising:an elongated structure configured to be positioned horizontally within a canopy of plants, the elongated structure comprising a single tubular structure;
a reflective film disposed within the elongated structure;
a single light engine disposed on a first end of the elongated structure configured to emit a preselected wavelength of light and further comprising a Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) comprising narrow optics, wherein the single light engine comprises an electronic housing, the housing positioned at one end of the single tubular structure and located outside of the plant canopy, and electronics for activating light emitting diodes (LEDs) and power supply within the housing and located outside of the plant canopy; and
a reflector on a second end of the elongated structure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,768

TRUSS ADAPTER FOR MOUNTING OBJECTS ON SPACE FRAME TRUSS

Entertainment Structural ...

1. A truss adapter for mounting one or more objects on a space frame truss having a plurality of truss chords that are interconnected by webbing, wherein each of the truss chords has an outer surface, the truss adapter comprising:(A) a body having a first body portion, a first body saddle engagable with the outer surface of a first truss chord of the space frame truss, a second body portion, a second body saddle engagable with the outer surface of a second truss chord, and a receiving portion;
(B) a pivot arm having a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion of the pivot arm being pivotably attached to the second body portion;
(C) a tensioning device that has a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion of the tensioning device being pivotably attached to the second end portion of the pivot arm and the second end portion of the tensioning device engaging the receiving portion of the body; and
(D) a bracket attached to the body for attachment of one or more objects to the truss adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,752

VALVE ACTUATOR INDICATOR ARRANGEMENT

LB Bentley Limited, Stro...

1. A valve actuator comprising:a piston moveable within a cylinder,
an indicator pin support member movable with the piston, and
an indicator pin attached to the support member and extending through an opening provided in a housing,
wherein the indicator pin includes an attachment region held captive to the support member, the attachment region extending through an arcuate slot formed in the support member, wherein the piston is spring biased toward a rest position, the spring providing a biasing load engaging a spring abutment member associated with the piston, the spring abutment member also serving as the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,713

CORD LOCK

NIFCO INC., Yokosuka-Shi...

1. A cord lock, comprising:a female member having a first opening, a second opening, an insertion path for a string therebetween, and female-side fastening portions formed in the insertion path;
a male member having one portion entering into the insertion path from a side of the first opening, and male-side fastening portions at the one portion adapted to be fastened to the string inserted to pass through the insertion path in cooperation with the female-side fastening portions; and
a spring member interposed between the female member and the male member,
wherein fastening relative to the string is released by a pulling operation of reducing an entering amount of the one portion of the male member into the insertion path, the spring member storing energy by the pulling operation,
a first contact portion of one spring end of the spring member is integrally formed with the female member, and a second contact portion of another spring end of the spring member is integrally formed with the male member,
the male member includes a main member portion having the second contact portion on a side opposite to a side where the male-side fastening portions are formed,
the female member includes a pair of leg portions extending from the first opening to form a housing space for the main member portion between the leg portions, and projecting portions each projecting to the housing space at an extending end of each leg portion,
the main member portion is housed in the housing space in such a way to face the projecting portions to the second contact portion by elastically deforming the pair of leg portions, and
a side facing the second contact portion in the projecting portion becomes the first contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,695

WEDGE CLUTCH WITH CENTRIFUGAL LIFTOFF

1. A wedge clutch comprising:an inner race extending about a central axis and having an outer surface defining a groove;
an outer race extending about the axis and rotatable relative to the inner race, the outer race having an inner surface defining a plurality of pockets, each pocket having a ramped surface that faces the axis and is ramped relative to the outer surface of the inner race; and
a plurality of wedge segments disposed within the pockets, each wedge segment having a ramped outer surface contacting a respective ramped surface of one of the pockets in a sliding engagement to enable relative circumferential movement between the wedge segments and the outer race, and each wedge segment having a tapered inner surface disposed within the groove of the inner race;
wherein the pockets of the outer race each define a curved wedge-receiving surface extending from the ramped surface of the pocket, and the wedge segments each have a curved engagement surface at one circumferential end thereof configured to contact a respective one of the curved wedge-receiving surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,508,683

GIMBAL FOR IMAGE CAPTURING

SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A carrier for stabilizing a payload, the carrier comprising:a first carrier component configured to permit rotation of the payload about a pitch axis;
a second carrier component that is (1) supported by the first carrier component and (2) configured to permit rotation of the payload about a yaw axis; and
a third carrier component that is (1) supported by the second carrier component, (2) configured to permit rotation of the payload about a roll axis and (3) connects to the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,508,669

REWORK SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for reworking a composite structure comprising:a fastener having a post with a first diameter at a first temperature that is greater than a second diameter at a second temperature;
a bushing having a channel configured to receive the post, wherein the fastener and the bushing have a desired interference fit when the fastener is at the first temperature; and
a cooling system configured to cool the fastener from the first temperature to the second temperature, wherein the bushing with the fastener is positioned in a hole of the composite structure with a gap between the bushing and the composite structure to rework the composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,666

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A hydraulic system for an automatic transmission of a motor vehicle, comprising: a high-pressure circuit, in which a pressure accumulator, at least one clutch, and gear selectors are connected, and comprising: a low-pressure circuit for cooling the at least one clutch, wherein the high-pressure circuit and the low-pressure circuit have at least one hydraulic pump, which can be driven by an electric motor, said hydraulic system also having a control unit, which activates the electric motor of the hydraulic pump when a requirement to charge the pressure accumulator is identified, wherein the high-pressure and low-pressure circuits are connected via a bypass line to an integrated accumulator charging valve, which in a non-charging position fluidically connects the hydraulic pump to the low-pressure circuit and in a charging position fluidically connects the hydraulic pump to the high-pressure circuit, wherein the accumulator charging valve switches automatically from the charging position to the non-charging position at a first switchover time if the accumulator pressure in the high-pressure circuit exceeds an upper pressure threshold value (p.sub.max), and switches automatically from the non-charging position to the charging position at a second switchover time if the accumulator pressure drops below a lower pressure threshold value, wherein the control unit has a diagnostic module, by which a valve spread diagnosis is performed, in which an actual valve spread between the lower and upper pressure threshold values can be determined, and the diagnostic module has an analysis unit, which compares the actual valve spread with a target valve spread and, if a significant deviation is found, diagnoses a fault, which can be stored in a valve spread fault memory.

US Pat. No. 10,508,651

AUTOMATIC INFLATION DEVICE

Guangdong Travelmall Heal...

1. An automatic inflation device, comprising a valve body, a miniature motor and a centrifugal impeller, wherein the valve body is provided with an air inlet and an inflation inlet, a check valve that is unidirectionally opened outwards the valve body is provided at the inflation inlet, a wind chamber and a wind guide path connected with the wind chamber are configured in the valve body, the miniature motor and the centrifugal impeller are installed in the wind chamber, the centrifugal impeller is actuated by the miniature motor, the wind chamber is communicated with the inflation inlet via the wind guide path, and the air inlet is communicated with a wind inlet of the wind chamber, a wind channel is configured in the valve body and located outside the wind chamber to follow the wind chamber to move, the valve body comprises an outer valve body and an inner valve body that is rotatably received in the outer valve body, the air inlet and the inflation inlet are configured on the outer valve body, the wind chamber, the wind guide path and the wind channel are configured in the inner valve body, and the inner valve body is rotational relative to the outer valve body to make the wind guide path and the inflation inlet be aligned or staggered.

US Pat. No. 10,508,640

HINGE SYSTEM FOR AN ARTICULATED WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM

Murtech, Inc., Glen Burn...

1. A hinge system that provides omni-directional stress relief to at least one piston pump positioned across a gap between at least two floating members that are hinged together, the at least two floating members pivoting about an axis perpendicular to a common longitudinal axis of said at least two floating members and said at least one piston pump positioned across the gap, aligned with the longitudinal axis, said hinge system comprising:a plurality of bracing assemblies, said plurality of bracing assemblies forming pairs such that a first portion of each pair is fixedly coupled to a first floating member and a second portion of each pair is fixedly coupled to a second floating member, and wherein said first portion and said second portion are hingedly coupled to each other using an axle segment to permit the first floating member to pivot with respect to the second floating member due to wave motion;
a first truss positioned transversely along a first end of said first floating member and to which each of said first portions is fixedly coupled and a second truss positioned transversely along a first end of said second floating member, opposite to said first end of said first floating member, and to which each of said second portions is fixedly coupled, said first and second trusses comprising at least one set of corresponding universal couplings between which the at least one piston pump is coupled, thereby providing omni-directional stress relief to the at least one piston pump by allowing movement of the piston pump in directions other than the longitudinal axis due to multi-axis forces imposed by the wave motion on said first and second floating members; and
wherein said at least one piston pump is a linear piston pump having an extendable/retractable piston for transforming wave motion into pump energy.

US Pat. No. 10,508,613

DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ...

1. A direct injection engine, comprising:a cylinder configured to accommodate a piston to be reciprocally movable;
a fuel injection valve configured to inject fuel containing gasoline into the cylinder;
a water injection valve configured to inject water into the cylinder;
an intake valve configured to open and close an intake port for introducing air into the cylinder;
an exhaust valve configured to open and close an exhaust port for discharging combusted gas from the cylinder;
a valve variable mechanism configured to change an operation timing of each of the intake valve and the exhaust valve;
a fuel injection control module configured to control the fuel injection valve;
a water injection control module configured to control the water injection valve;
a valve control module configured to control the valve variable mechanism; and
a calculation module configured to perform various calculations based on an operating condition of the engine, wherein
during an operation in a low load range where a load of the engine is lower than a predetermined load, the valve control module controls the valve variable mechanism in such a manner that a negative overlap period when both of the intake valve and the exhaust valve are closed across an exhaust top dead center is formed,
during the operation in the low load range, the calculation module determines an injection timing of fuel by the fuel injection valve and an injection timing of water by the water injection valve to thereby cause injected fuel and injected water to undergo a steam reforming reaction within the cylinder during the negative overlap period, the steam reforming reaction being such that at least a part of injected fuel and injected water turns to hydrogen and carbon monoxide,
during the operation in the low load range, the fuel injection control module and the water injection control module respectively control to inject fuel from the fuel injection valve and control to inject water from the water injection valve at the timing within the negative overlap period determined by the calculation module and in an order such that the injection of fuel is later than the injection of water,
water injection starts and ends during a former part of the negative overlap period, the former part being a period from a timing when the exhaust valve is closed during an exhaust stroke to the exhaust top dead center, and
fuel injection starts at a time which is closer to the exhaust top dead center than the closing timing of the exhaust valve in the time period from the end of the water injection to the exhaust top dead center.

US Pat. No. 10,508,610

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND FUEL INJECTIONS DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a peak value holding circuit including:
an input signal line through which an input signal is continuously inputted;
a peak value storage register which is coupled to the input signal line and stores a peak value of the input signal;
a peak determination circuit which is coupled to the input signal line, compares a value stored in the peak value storage register with a value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line, and determines based on a comparison result whether or not to update the value stored in the peak value storage register;
a threshold value storage register which stores a predetermined threshold value; and
an end timing determination circuit which is coupled to the input signal line, and determines an end timing of an operation of the peak determination circuit, based on the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line, the value stored in the peak value storage register, and the threshold value stored in the threshold value storage register,
wherein the peak determination circuit
determines at least either a local maximum value or a local minimum value as a peak value,
outputs an update trigger signal for updating the value stored in the peak value storage register to the peak value storage register if the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line is larger than the value stored in the peak value storage register, in the case of determining the local maximum value as the peak value,
outputs the update trigger signal to the peak value storage register if the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line is smaller than the value stored in the peak value storage register, in the case of determining the local minimum value as the peak value, and
ends an operation if the end timing determination circuit determines that an end timing has arrived,
wherein if the update trigger signal is inputted from the peak determination circuit, the peak value storage register updates a storage value to the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line, and
wherein the end timing determination circuit
determines that the end timing of the operation of the peak determination circuit has arrived if the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line becomes smaller than a value obtained by decreasing the value stored in the peak value storage register by a value corresponding to the threshold value stored, in the threshold value storage register in the case of determining the local maximum value as the peak value, and
determines that the end timing of the operation of the peak determination circuit has arrived if the value of the input signal inputted from the input signal line becomes larger than a value obtained by increasing the value stored in the peak value storage register by the value corresponding to the threshold value stored, in the threshold value storage register in the case of determining the local minimum value as the peak value.

US Pat. No. 10,508,607

DIESEL ENGINE PARTICULATE FILTER REGENERATION SYSTEM AND METHODS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine control method, comprising:estimating an amount of fuel held in a cylinder from a first cycle of the cylinder to a second cycle of the cylinder via a controller in response to a temperature increase of an oxidation catalyst; and
adjusting an amount of fuel injected to the cylinder via the controller during the second cycle of the cylinder in response to the estimated amount of fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,602

CORNER FLOW REDUCTION SEALS

General Electric Company,...

1. A sealing arrangement for sealing between a first stage nozzle and a plurality of aft frames in a gas turbine, the gas turbine comprising a shaft extending along an axial direction, the gas turbine defining a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction and a circumferential direction extending around the axial direction, comprising:a first seal which is circumferentially oriented, the first seal comprising a forward surface, an aft surface, and a wing extending radially inward at an oblique angle;
a second seal which is circumferentially oriented adjacent to the first seal, the second seal comprising a forward surface, an aft surface, and a wing extending radially inward at an oblique angle, the second seal radially and axially aligned with the first seal, the wing of the second seal opposing the wing of the first seal and circumferentially spaced from the wing of the first seal; and
a side seal radially disposed between the first seal and the second seal;
wherein the side seal comprises a forward face and an aft face, a first wing extending radially outward at an oblique angle and a second wing extending radially outward at an oblique angle;
wherein the first wing of the side seal sealingly interfaces with the wing of the first seal and the second wing of the side seal sealingly interfaces with the wing of the second seal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,579

MIXER DEVICE

1. A mixer device for introducing and distributing a liquid into a gas flow, the mixer device comprisinga mixing chamber that can be flowed through by the gas flow;
an overflow pipe that is at least partly arranged in the mixing chamber and that has a jacket surface and a first and second pipe end; and
at least one injector associated with the first pipe end of the overflow pipe for injecting the liquid into the overflow pipe,
wherein the jacket surface of the overflow pipe has at least one inflow opening through which gas can flow from the mixing chamber into the overflow pipe for a subsequent mixing with the injected liquid;
wherein the overflow pipe is configured such that inflowing gas flowing in its interior can have two swirl components of opposite senses imparted onto it;
wherein the overflow pipe has two inner wall sections generating different swirls, the two inner wall sections being configured to generate and/or to amplify the swirl components of opposite senses;
wherein the two inner wall sections generating different swirls are formed by lateral regions of a concavity projecting into the overflow pipe; and
wherein at least one guide vane is arranged at the at least one inflow opening of the overflow pipe and imparts a tangential flow component onto the gas flowing into the overflow pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,508,572

OIL AND AIR SEPARATOR SYSTEM ADAPTER AND METHOD

1. An adapter for use between an engine oil fill port and an intake side of an oil and air separation can comprising:a first end portion including means for releasably engaging an engine oil fill port;
a second end portion including a non-threaded lumen disposed therein; and
an intermediate portion including a male threaded portion releasably threadingly engaged with the first end portion, and including a barrel-like portion releasably received within the non-threaded lumen;
wherein the first end portion, the second end portion, and the intermediate portion form a continuous fluid passageway therethrough for blow-by gases exiting the engine oil fill port.

US Pat. No. 10,508,571

COMPLETE VOLUME DRAINING OIL PAN AND DEVICE

K.J. Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A drain tube device comprising:a first tubular region having a tubular wall;
a second region having a wall; and
an arcuate tubular region interposed between and connected to the first tubular region and the second region, wherein the first tubular region, the second region and the arcuate tubular region collectively define a central fluid channel, wherein the second region includes a longitudinal opening defined in the wall of the second region, wherein the longitudinal opening includes at least two slots contiguous to the longitudinal opening and extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,558

RAM AIR TURBINE BLADES

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A blade arrangement for a ram air turbine, comprising: a pitch rotation connector attachable to a pitch rotation device configured to control rotation of the blade about a pitch axis; and an airfoil rotationally fixed to the pitch rotation connector, wherein the pitch rotation connector is positioned on the airfoil to reduce pitch dependent moment about the pitch axis such that a maximum pressure moment about the pitch axis is less than a torque supplied to the blade arrangement via the pitch rotation device, wherein the pitch axis is located between a root center of pressure and a tip center of pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,556

ROTOR BLADE ROOT SPACER WITH GRIP ELEMENT

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An assembly with an axis, comprising:a rotor disk including a slot that extends axially into the rotor disk;
a rotor blade including a blade root arranged within the slot; and
a root spacer arranged with the slot between the rotor disk and the blade root, the root spacer extending axially to a spacer end and including a grip element and a plurality of notches;
wherein the grip element is arranged at the spacer end circumferentially between the notches, and at least partially defines the notches;
wherein at least one of the notches has an open end at the spaces end positioned intermediate outbound edges of the root spacer and the at least one of the notches extends radially and axially into the root spacer and one of the notches extends circumferentially within the root spacer;
wherein the grip element includes a base and a flange that extends circumferentially from the base; and
wherein the base and the flange at least partially define a first one of the notches.

US Pat. No. 10,508,554

TURBINE BUCKET HAVING OUTLET PATH IN SHROUD

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine bucket comprising:a base;
a blade coupled to the base and extending radially outward from the base, the blade including:
a body having:
a pressure side; a suction side opposing the pressure side; a leading edge between the pressure side and the suction side; and a trailing edge between the pressure side and the suction side on a side opposing the leading edge; and
a plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body; and
a shroud coupled to the blade radially outboard of the blade, the shroud including:
an outlet path extending at least partially circumferentially through the shroud and fluidly connected with all of the plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body, wherein the outlet path exits the blade only at a trailing half of the shroud at the trailing edge of the body, wherein an entirety of a cooling fluid passing through the plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body exits the body through the outlet path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,544

ROTARY JET, POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND MOTORS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

1. A rotary device, comprising:a) a central axle or shaft;
b) an inlet having the central axle or shaft therein, the inlet configured to receive at least a fluid;
c) a manifold connected to the inlet, the manifold having the central axle or shaft therein and extending therefrom; and
d) a plurality of radial arms in fluid communication with the inlet, each radial arm having a nozzle at a distal end thereof and an arc between said inlet and said nozzle, said radial arms extending radially from the manifold,
wherein:
at least one of the inlet, the manifold and the plurality of radial arms are joined, fastened or secured to the central axle or shaft,
the inlet, the manifold and the plurality of radial arms are configured to rotate around the central axle or shaft when (i) said at least said fluid enters said inlet, passes through the manifold and radial arms, and is expelled out of said nozzles and/or (ii) when a rotational force is applied to said central axle or shaft, and the inlet, the manifold and said plurality of radial arms having a substantially continuous and hollow space therein from an opening of the inlet to an end of each of the nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,508,539

LOGGING FRACTURE TOUGHNESS USING DRILL CUTTINGS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for logging fracture toughness of a geologic subsurface formation:drilling, into a subsurface formation, a wellbore, the drilling comprising circulating a drilling fluid to capture drill cuttings generated by a drill bit cutting into the sub surface formation;
collecting, from the drilling fluid, samples of the drill cuttings captured by the drilling fluid, a first subset of the drill cuttings being associated with a first depth in the subsurface formation, and a second subset of the drill cuttings being associated with a second depth in the subsurface formation;
preparing, from the first subset of the drill cuttings, a first set of drill cutting specimens, each drill cutting specimen of the first set of drill cutting specimens comprising a miniature single edge notch beam (SENB) having a specified length, the specified length in the range of 1 millimeter (mm) to 100 mm, wherein a first subset of drill cutting specimens of the first set of drill cutting specimens are prepared to comprise a bedding plane having a first orientation, and wherein a second subset of drill cutting specimens of the first set of drill cutting specimens are prepared to comprise a bedding plane having a second orientation that is different than the first orientation;
preparing, from the second subset of the drill cuttings, a second set of drill cutting specimens, each drill cutting specimen of the second set of drill cutting specimens comprising a miniature SENB having the specified length, wherein a first subset of drill cutting specimens of the second set of drill cutting specimens are prepared to comprise a bedding plane having the first orientation, and wherein a second subset of drill cutting specimens of the second set of drill cutting specimens are prepared to comprise a bedding plane having the second orientation;
conducting three-point bend testing of the first set of drill cutting specimens to generate a first set of load-displacement measurements;
determining, based on the first set of load-displacement measurements, a first fracture toughness for the first depth in the subsurface formation;
conducting three-point bend testing of the second set of drill cutting specimens to generate a second set of load-displacement measurements;
determining, based on the second set of load-displacement measurements, a second fracture toughness for the second depth in the subsurface formation; and
generating a fracture toughness log for the subsurface formation comprising a mapping of fracture toughness versus depth in the formation, the mapping comprising a mapping of the first fracture toughness to the first depth in the subsurface formation, and a mapping of the second fracture toughness to the second depth in the subsurface formation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,532

EFFICIENT RECOVERY OF PETROLEUM FROM RESERVOIR AND OPTIMIZED WELL DESIGN AND OPERATION THROUGH WELL-BASED PRODUCTION AND AUTOMATED DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS

QRI GROUP, LLC, Houston,...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a material production estimate using a quantile regression, the method being performed at a computer system including at least one processor, to increase petroleum recovery from a specified reservoir by implementing one or more reservoir production controls based on the material production estimate, the method comprising:the at least one processor accessing one or more portions of material production history data for a specified reservoir;
analyzing the accessed portions of material production history data to determine how the material production history data are to be fit to a material production decline curve, wherein the accessed portions of material production history data are fit to the material production decline curve at a determined break point, the determined break point identifying an occurrence of a sharp change in production decline behavior during the material production history of the specified reservoir;
the at least one processor fitting the accessed portions of material production history data to the material production decline curve using quantile regression,
wherein for an exponential model:
Yi=Y0 exp(?D(Xi?X0)+?i,i=1,2, . . . ,n
and for a hyperbolic model:

where,

is a pth quantile of Y when X=Xi and ?i is a random error in prediction and Qp(?i)=0;
generating a production rate estimate for a specified percentile, the production rate estimate providing an indication of whether the specified reservoir's production rate will be at or above the specified percentile, wherein estimates of Y0 and D (Y0, D and b) are obtained by minimizing an objective function given by:

generating one or more reservoir production controls based on the production rate estimate; and
implementing the one or more reservoir production controls at the specified reservoir, wherein the implemented one or more reservoir production controls increases petroleum recovery from the specified reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,508,527

METHOD FOR CREATING MULTI-DIRECTIONAL BERNOULLI-INDUCED FRACTURES WITH VERTICAL MINI-HOLES IN DEVIATED WELLBORES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation, comprising:drilling a deviated wellbore into the subterranean formation;
positioning a hydra-jetting tool into the deviated wellbore;
forming a mini-hole in the subterranean formation perpendicular to the deviated wellbore using the hydra-jetting tool, the mini-hole being in fluid communication with the deviated wellbore at a proximal end and having a tip located at a distal end; and
injecting fluid into the mini-hole with a maximum pressure forming at the tip so as to initiate a fracture along local formation stresses proximate the tip of the mini-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,508,515

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILLING AN ANNULUS BETWEEN CASING AND ROCK IN AN OIL OR GAS WELL

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...

1. A process for plugging an annulus between casing and formation in a hydrocarbon wellbore, comprising:substantially equalizing pressure between the annulus and the interior of the casing;
placing the well in an underbalanced state without cycling;artificially promoting or inducing creep in the formation surrounding the casing; and plugging the annulus between casing and formation in a hydrocarbon wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,508,505

FLOW-BY HOLES WITH GALLERY AND CHANNEL ARRANGEMENT ON WELLHEAD AND TUBULAR HANGER

VETCO GRAY, LLC, Houston...

1. A wellhead assembly comprising:a tubular wellhead housing having a bore and an annular gallery slot, the annular gallery slot defined by an enlarged inner diameter of the bore;
a plurality of circumferentially spaced flow-by slots formed in the tubular wellhead housing and extending radially upward from the gallery slot and axially outward from the bore, wherein portions of the wellhead housing circumferentially between the flow-by slots include a downward facing surface at least partially defining the annular gallery slot, and a notch above the downward facing surface, the downward facing surface and the notch forming a locking profile;
a tubular hanger selectively landed in the bore of the wellhead housing defining an annular cavity between the bore and an outer diameter of the tubular hanger, the tubular hanger supported by the wellhead housing with a hanger support located in the annular cavity; and
a flow-by passage in fluid communication with the annular cavity at locations above and below the hanger support, and that intersects with the gallery slot and intersects an outer radial surface of the tubular hanger.

US Pat. No. 10,508,497

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAMING WELL BORE SURFACES NEARER THE CENTER OF DRIFT

Extreme Technologies, LLC...

1. An apparatus for increasing the diameter of a well bore, comprising:two reamers, each having a plurality of cutting blades extending a distance radially outwardly from an outer surface of each reamer, wherein, in an order counter to a direction of rotation, a first cutting blade extends a first distance and each additional cutting blade extends an equal or greater distance than the preceding cutting blade, wherein the plurality of blades of a first reamer do not overlap the plurality of blades of a second reamer;
wherein the plurality of cutting blades of each reamer are angularly displaced from the plurality of cutting blades of each other reamer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,486

GLASS-FIBER-REINFORCED SPACER FOR INSULATING GLAZING UNIT

SAINT GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A spacer for an insulating glazing unit, the spacer comprising:a polymeric main body comprising two parallel side walls that are connected to one another by an inner wall and an outer wall,
wherein
the two parallel side walls, the inner wall, and the outer wall surround a hollow chamber,
a thickness of the inner wall, the outer wall and the two parallel side walls is the same,
the polymeric main body has a glass fiber content of 0 wt.-% to 40 wt.-%,
the polymeric main body comprises hollow spaces obtained by addition of at least one foaming agent to the polymeric main body,
the hollow spaces provide a weight reduction of 10 wt.-% to 20 wt.-% of the main body, and
an amount of the foaming agent added is 0.5 wt.-% to 1.5 wt.-%.

US Pat. No. 10,508,465

DETACHABLE BASE

ZHEJIANG YOTRIO GROUP CO....

1. A detachable base, comprising:a pedestal;
a counterweight box, mounted on the pedestal and used for increasing a downward pressure of the pedestal, the counterweight box including a rotatable box cover and a box body, an outer side edge of the box cover is provided with an engaging portion, an edge corresponding to the box body is provided with an engaged portion, and the engaging portion fits with the engaged portion so that the box cover hermetically covers the box body; and
a shell, detachably covered on the counterweight box and the pedestal; the shell comprising an edge, a comer having a smooth transition camber surface, and a cover;
the edge being detachably connected to the cover; a side edge vertical to the corner being provided with a first fitting portion of a fastening part; a vertical side edge of the edge corresponding to the corner being provided with a second fitting portion of a fastened part, and the first fitting portion fitting with the second fitting portion through socketing so that the fastening part is pressed against the fastened part to implement fixation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,460

WALL REPAIR APPARATUS

Amy Louise Frederick, Ma...

1. A wall repair apparatus comprising a body having a top surface, a bottom surface having an adhesive applied thereto for adhering the apparatus to a wall, and a perimeter surrounding the body, wherein the perimeter comprises a plurality of irregularly spaced protrusions of variable length and variable depth and the plurality of irregularly spaced protrusions overlap and form pockets in the perimeter, holes through the perimeter, or both pockets in and holes through the perimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,453

SOUND-ABSORBING ELEMENT AND SYSTEM

ELEDA S.R.L., Milan (IT)...

1. A sound-absorbing element comprising a fibrous material having the following properties:a specific airflow resistance between 527 and 1552 [Pa s/m]; and
a mass porosity between 66% and 79%.

US Pat. No. 10,508,449

GUTTER ASSEMBLY UTILIZING A LATCH ACTUATED BOTTOM DEBRIS RELEASE DOOR

1. A gutter assembly, comprising:a gutter body comprising a rear portion, a bottom portion, a front portion, and a top portion, wherein the rear portion of the gutter body comprises a rear wall member, the front portion of the gutter body comprises a front wall member, and the top portion is open such that water, debris, and/or snow can pass into the gutter body;
a pivotable door member disposed in one or more of all or a portion of the bottom portion of the gutter body and a portion of the front portion of the gutter body;
a hinge mechanism coupled between the door member and the rear wall member of the rear portion of the gutter body; and
a latch mechanism coupled to the front wall member of the front portion of the gutter body and operable for releasably engaging the door member;
wherein the door member is configured to be opened such that the debris and/or snow are released from the gutter body.

US Pat. No. 10,508,432

CONNECTION FOR STACKING POST SYSTEM FOR MULTISTORY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

SS-20 BUILDING SYSTEMS, I...

1. A stacking support post system for constructing a multistory building, comprising:at least one first post having a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion for positioning at a first floor of the building, the upper portion for positioning at a second floor of the building, the upper portion having a bore defined therein;
at least one second post having a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion for positioning at the second floor of the building, the lower portion having a bore defined therein, the upper portion for positioning at a third floor or a top structure of the building; and
a connection including a cap plate and a telescopic member extending upward from the cap plate, the cap plate configured to cover the bore of the upper portion of the first post when mounted atop the first post to form a barrier to prevent water from draining from the second-post lower-portion bore into the first-post upper-portion bore, and the telescopic member configured to engage the second-post lower portion in an overlapping, telescopic arrangement, wherein the connection mounts the second post to the first post.

US Pat. No. 10,508,422

SHUTOFF SYSTEM FOR WATER VALVE

Waxman Consumer Products ...

1. An automatic valve actuator unit for use with an associated manual shutoff valve configured to permit or restrict the flow of fluid through an associated supply pipe, the unit comprising:a housing;
an attachment mechanism for securing the housing to at least one of the associated supply pipe or manual shutoff valve; and
an actuator at least partially supported by the housing for actuating the associated shutoff valve;
wherein the attachment mechanism includes a clamp assembly having first and second cooperating clamp members, the first and second cooperating clamp members being movable within the housing to adjust a point of attachment of the housing;
wherein the first clamp member includes a clamp block supported for sliding movement within the housing between an upper and lower position, and wherein the second clamp member includes a removable u-shape clamp;
the attachment mechanism including an adjustment member for adjusting the position of the clamp block within the housing, the adjustment member operative to move the clamp block between the upper and the lower positions; and
wherein the adjustment member includes a lead screw including a threaded shaft with a non-circular cross-sectional portion, and a handle member including a tubular portion telescoped over the threaded shaft, the tubular portion including a non-circular cross-sectional portion corresponding in shape to the non-circular cross-sectional portion of the shaft, the handle member being slidable axially along the threaded shaft between a first position whereat the non-circular cross-sections are not axially aligned and the threaded shaft and handle member are not rotationally interlocked, to a second position whereat the non-circular cross-sections are at least partially aligned thereby rotationally interlocking the handle member and the threaded shaft for actuation of the lead screw.

US Pat. No. 10,508,412

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WORK VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR SETTING TRAJECTORY OF WORK IMPLEMENT

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A control system for a work vehicle including a work implement, the control system comprising:a controller programmed to
decide a target profile of a work site,
acquire current position data that indicates a current position of the work vehicle,
acquire current terrain data that indicates a current terrain of the work site,
acquire an amount of movement of the work vehicle from a work start position from the current position data,
decide a target displacement from the amount of movement by referring to target displacement data that indicates the target displacement corresponding to the amount of movement,
decide a target design terrain in which the current terrain is displaced vertically by the target displacement,
set the target design terrain as the target profile,
generate a command signal to move the work implement according to the target profile,
acquire a load to which the work vehicle is subjected,
modify the target profile according to a magnitude of the load, and
generate a command signal to operate the work implement according to the modified target profile.

US Pat. No. 10,508,410

AUTOMATIC VIBRATION DEVICE OF WORK MACHINE

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. An automatic vibration device for a work machine, the automatic vibration device comprising:a chassis;
a work device coupled to the chassis so that the work device may be operated relative to the chassis, the work device including a stick rotated by a stick cylinder, and a bucket coupled axially to a tip of the stick and rotated by a bucket cylinder;
a posture sensor configured to generate a posture signal that is indicative of a posture of the work device;
a weight sensor configured to generate a weight signal that is indicative of a weight of a load scooped into the bucket; and
a controller operatively coupled to the stick cylinder, the bucket cylinder, the posture sensor, and the weight sensor, the controller being configured to
effect an automatic vibration mode that causes the work device to vibrate automatically,
receive the posture signal from the posture sensor,
maintain the posture of the work device within a predetermined posture range while automatically vibrating the work device, based on the posture signal,
receive the weight signal from the weight sensor,
compare the weight of the load to a first weight threshold value, and
set an amplitude of an automatic vibration of the work device to a first amplitude value in response to the weight of the load being not less than the first weight threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,508,390

PLURAL-COMPONENT, COMPOSITE-MATERIAL HIGHWAY DOWEL BAR FABRICATION METHODOLOGY

Composite Rebar Technolog...

1. A plural-component, composite-material highway dowel bar comprisingan elongate, cylindrical, steel core having a long axis, and
an elongate, fibre-reinforced plastic-resin jacket covering the core, said jacket including
an elongate, cylindrically tubular sleeve which is fibre-reinforced in plural, plastic-resin-embedded, fibre-differentiated, circumferentially-adjacent circumferential layers of fibres.

US Pat. No. 10,508,372

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING TENSION TO BACKING MATERIALS FOR TUFTED PRODUCTS

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A system for pre-tensioning backing materials of a tufted product, comprising:at least first and second tensioning assemblies, wherein each tensioning assembly comprises:
a backing supply subassembly configured to support a backing material; and
a roller subassembly configured to effect movement of the backing material and comprising:
a driven roller positioned downstream of the backing supply subassembly and configured to pull the backing material from the backing supply subassembly, and
a compensator positioned downstream of the driven roller and configured to receive the backing material from the driven roller,
wherein the roller subassembly is configured to maintain a desired tension of the backing material; and
a guide assembly configured to simultaneously receive the tensioned backing materials from the first and second tensioning assemblies,
wherein the guide assembly is configured to position the tensioned backing materials in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,508,371

THREAD AND NEEDLE PROTECTOR

1. A thread and needle protector for protecting a needle carrying a length of thread, wherein the needle is configured with a needle tip at a front end thereof and a thread reception eye at the rear end thereof and carrying said length of thread, the protector comprising:a carrier body having front and rear ends and a side periphery configured as a longitudinally elongated shell extending between the front and rear ends of the carrier body, wherein the front end of said shell receives said needle tip;
a needle reception material located within the shell behind the front end thereof for, in use, retaining the received needle tip of said needle engaged in the front end of the shell;
a front transverse flange extending laterally outwardly from the front end of the shell;
a rear transverse flange extending laterally outwardly from the rear end of the shell;
wherein said front and rear transverse flanges define an interflange gap between them;
the front transverse flange defines a slot open at the periphery of the front transverse flange
wherein said length of thread extends from the needle eye of the needle engaged in the shell, through said slot and into said interflange gap, whereby winding the thread on the side of the slot facing the interflange gap is localized from winding the thread on the side of the slot facing the needle eye;
and further comprising:
an open-topped container body defining a well; and
a pair of spaced apart supports mounted within the container body near the open top thereof and partially closing the open top, wherein the spacing between the supports is sufficiently wide to pass a length of needle into said well, and the spacing between the supports is sufficiently narrow to prevent passage of said front transverse flange, such that said interflange gap is supported at least partially above the open topped container body, visually displaying any thread on said shell within the interflange gap.

US Pat. No. 10,508,340

ATMOSPHERIC LID WITH RIGID PLATE FOR CAROUSEL PROCESSING CHAMBERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

19. A processing chamber comprising:a chamber body including a bottom wall and a sidewall with a ledge;
a susceptor assembly in the chamber body to support and rotate a plurality of substrates around a central axis, the susceptor assembly having a top surface;
an injector assembly positioned above the susceptor assembly and having a back surface and a front surface facing the top surface of the susceptor assembly and defining a process volume, an outer peripheral edge of the injector assembly supporting the injector assembly on the ledge of the sidewall of the chamber body, the injector assembly having a plurality of pegs at an outer peripheral edge extending from the front surface, the plurality of pegs positioned on the ledge of the sidewall to support the injector assembly;
a chamber lid comprising a top wall and sidewall, the sidewall connectable to the chamber body sidewall, the back surface of the injector assembly and the chamber lid top wall and sidewall enclosing a lid volume, the lid volume in fluid communication with the process volume so that both the lid volume and the process volume have about the same pressure during processing; and
a vacuum source in fluid communication with the process volume to lower the pressure in the process volume,
wherein a gap between the injector assembly and the susceptor assembly remains substantially the same at temperatures up to about 550° C.

US Pat. No. 10,508,314

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INCREASING THE CARBON CONTENT OF SPONGE IRON IN A REDUCTION FURNACE

Midrex Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for producing direct reduced iron having increased carbon content, comprising:providing a carbon monoxide-rich gas stream; and
delivering the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream to a direct reduction furnace and exposing partially or completely reduced iron oxide to the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream to increase the carbon content of resulting direct reduced iron;
wherein providing the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream comprises initially providing one of a reformed gas stream from a reformer and a syngas stream from a syngas source;
wherein the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream is derived from a carbon monoxide recovery unit that forms a portion of the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream and an effluent gas stream; and
wherein the carbon monoxide recovery unit is operated in parallel with a bypass line from which no effluent gas stream is removed, the carbon monoxide recovery unit and the bypass line each providing a portion of the carbon monoxide-rich gas stream, wherein 30-60% of the one of the reformed gas stream and the syngas stream is bypassed through the bypass line and the one of the reformed gas stream and the syngas stream is first compressed to 10-15 barg.

US Pat. No. 10,508,286

METHOD OF DETECTING AND/OR IDENTIFYING ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS (AAV) SEQUENCES AND ISOLATING NOVEL SEQUENCES IDENTIFIED THEREBY

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) comprising an AAV capsid comprising vp1 proteins having the sequence of amino acids 1 to 738 or a sequence at least 95% identical to the full length of amino acids 1 to 738 of SEQ ID NO: 85, AAV vp2 proteins, and AAV vp3 proteins, wherein the recombinant AAV further comprises, packaged within the capsid, a nucleic acid molecule comprising at least one AAV inverted terminal repeat (ITR), and a non-AAV nucleic acid sequence encoding a gene product operably linked to sequences which direct expression of the product in a host cell, with the proviso that the sequence at least 95% identical to the full length of amino acids 1 to 738 of SEQ ID NO: 85 is not SEQ ID NO: 81.

US Pat. No. 10,508,240

INTEGRATED THERMAL PROCESSING FOR MESOPHASE PITCH PRODUCTION, ASPHALTENE REMOVAL, AND CRUDE OIL AND RESIDUE UPGRADING

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for producing mesophase pitch, the method comprising the steps of:flushing a vessel with nitrogen in addition to or alternative to an inert gas to remove air and oxygen from the vessel;
charging the vessel with a hydrocarbon feed;
pressurizing the vessel to an initial pressure between about 290 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to about 725 psig;
heating the vessel to a pre-determined temperature; and
maintaining the vessel within about 100° C. of the pre-determined temperature for an amount of time operable to upgrade the hydrocarbon feed to a product comprising mesophase pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,508,235

FLUORIDE PHOSPHORS AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES USING THE SAME

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A fluoride phosphor, the fluoride phosphor having a composition represented by the general formula (1):A2SiF6:Mn4+  (1)
in which A represents at least one alkali metal comprising at least K; and
the fluoride phosphor having a ratio (A1/A2) of an area (A1) of a spectrum in a range of from 637 eV or more to less than 645 eV in XPS measurement to an area (A2) of a spectrum in a range of from 682.8 eV or more to less than 690 eV in XPS measurement, of 0.0008 to 0.0025.

US Pat. No. 10,508,207

COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT ACID SUITABLE FOR CONDUCTIVE POLYMER FORMATION ON DIELECTRIC SUBSTRATE

MacDermid Enthone Inc., ...

1. A composition for the formation of electrically conductive polymers on the surface of a dielectric substrate, the composition comprising:at least one polymerizable monomer which is capable of forming a conductive polymer,
an emulsifier, and
an acid,
wherein the composition comprises at least one metallic or nitrogenous ion selected from the group consisting of lithium-ions, sodium-ions, aluminum-ions, beryllium-ions, bismuth-ions, BxOy-anions, indium-ions, and alkylimidazolium-ion, and
wherein the acid is a polymeric acid having a molecular weight of at least 500,000 Da.

US Pat. No. 10,508,205

CORROSION RESISTANT ADHESIVE SOL-GEL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A sol-gel comprising:a corrosion inhibitor having one or more thiol moieties; and
a reaction product of:
a hydroxy organosilane represented by Formula (I):

wherein R is C1-20 alkyl, cycloalkyl, ether, or aryl;
a metal alkoxide; and
an acid stabilizer,
wherein:
the sol-gel has a pH from about 3 to about 4, and
a molar ratio of acid stabilizer to metal alkoxide is from about 4:1 to about 6:1.

US Pat. No. 10,508,183

PLASTIC FILM AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A plastic film of at least partially curved shape, comprising:a substrate,
a coating layer formed on one side of the substrate, said coating layer comprising (i) cationically curable resin, which is a cured product of cationically curable compounds comprising, based on the total weight of the cationically curable compounds, 60 wt % to 100 wt % of 3,4,3?,4?-diepoxybicyclohexyl, and (ii) radically curable resin, and
a coating layer formed on the other side of the substrate, said coating layer comprising (i) cationically curable resin, which is a cured product of cationically curable compounds comprising, based on the total weight of the cationically curable compounds, 20 wt % to 100 wt % of 3,4,3?,4?-diepoxybicyclohexyl, (ii) radically curable resin, and (iii) elastic polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,134

PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

ONL Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A compound of Formula I,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,125

METHOD FOR PREPARING AMINOSILANE-BASED COMPOUND

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing an aminosilane-based compound of the following Formula 1, the method comprising:dissolving each of a compound of the following Formula 2 and a compound containing at least one nitrogen atom in an organic solvent to prepare a solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and a solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
mixing the solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and the solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom, and
reacting the compound of the following Formula 2 with the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
wherein the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom is an aliphatic amine having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a five-member or six-member ring compound containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the compound is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,

in Formula 1 and Formula 2,
A is an aliphatic amino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a four-member or six-member ring containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the aliphatic amino group or the five-member or six-member ring is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,
X1 is a halogen group,
Y is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and
Z1 and Z2 are each independently a group of the following Formula 3:

in Formula 3,
“a” is an integer of 0 to 2,
R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and
W is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,508,120

TYK2 INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Nimbus Lakshimi, Inc., C...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,079

METHOD FOR PURIFICATION OF A CO2 STREAM

Casale SA, (CH)

1. A process for removing hydrogen and methanol from a CO2 stream which contains hydrogen and methanol as contaminants,wherein hydrogen and methanol are removed by contacting said CO2 stream with a catalyst which oxidizes hydrogen to water and methanol to carbon dioxide, obtaining a purified CO2 stream,
wherein at least part of said purified CO2 stream, after removal of methanol and hydrogen, is fed into a urea synthesis process of an ammonia-urea integrated plant, and
wherein said CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is extracted from an ammonia section of said ammonia-urea integrated plant, wherein urea is produced at a urea synthesis pressure;
said CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is extracted at a pressure lower than said urea synthesis pressure;
the CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is compressed to a first pressure intermediate between said pressure of extraction and said urea synthesis pressure; and
the removal of hydrogen and methanol is carried out at said first pressure; and
at least part of the so obtained purified CO2 stream is further compressed to said urea synthesis pressure and is fed to said urea synthesis process.

US Pat. No. 10,508,074

METHOD FOR PURIFYING (METH)ACRYLIC ESTERS

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A process for recovering a purified C1-C4 (meth)acrylic ester from a crude reaction mixture obtained by direct esterification of (meth)acrylic acid with the corresponding alcohol, carried out by a purification system comprising:a divided wall column equipped with an internal partial partition creating separation zones in the column, and combined, at the bottom, with a single boiler and, at the top, with a single condenser, said divided wall column comprising a common rectification section above the partition, a prefractionation section comprising the column feed, a withdrawal section separated from the prefractionation section by the partition, comprising the lateral withdrawal of the purified ester from the divided wall column, and a common stripping section below the partition; and
a decanter placed at the outlet of the top condenser to separate, continuously or batchwise, an aqueous phase and to reflux part of an organic phase comprising light compounds at a level of the rectification section, other parts of the organic phase being withdrawn.

US Pat. No. 10,508,066

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF UPGRADING HEAVY AROMATICS STREAM TO PETROCHEMICAL FEEDSTOCK

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for recovery of alkyl mono-aromatic compounds, the process comprising the steps of:supplying a feed stream containing C9+ compounds from an aromatic complex to a separator to produce a first product stream containing C9 and C10 compounds and a second product stream containing one or more of heavy alkyl aromatic compounds and alkyl-bridged non-condensed alkyl multi-aromatic compounds;
supplying the first product stream containing C9 and C10 compounds to a transalkylation/toluene disproportionation process unit to yield a third product stream enriched in C8 compounds;
allowing a hydrogen stream and the second product stream to react in presence of a catalyst under specific reaction conditions in a hydrodearylation reactor to yield a fourth product stream containing one or more alkyl mono-aromatic compounds and a fifth product stream containing C11+ compounds; and
supplying the fourth product stream to the toluene transalkylation/toluene disproportionation process unit to produce alkyl mono-aromatic compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,508,061

SYNTHETIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT

BFP Management, LLC, Sal...

1. A synthetic agricultural product comprising:a fertilizer and/or other agricultural product comprising a number of known ions available to be exchanged, wherein the known ions do not include ammonium;
a mineral substance comprising a number of native ion exchange sites; and
an effective amount of water for maintaining the fertilizer and/or other agricultural product and the mineral substance in a suspension or solution;
wherein at least one of the known ions available to be exchanged may attach to at least one of the native ion exchange sites; and
wherein a volume of the fertilizer and/or other agricultural product and a volume of the mineral substance are such that the number of known ions available to be exchanged is at least two orders of magnitude greater than the number of native ion exchange sites.

US Pat. No. 10,508,043

THERMAL DESALINATION FOR INCREASED DISTILLATE PRODUCTION

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for thermal-based desalination, comprising a feed routing including a series of preheaters for flow of a liquid feed; brine routings for flow of concentrated brine from the liquid feed; vapor routings for vapor generated from the liquid feed; a series of multi-effect distillation effects, each of the effects coupled with at least one routing selected from the feed routing and the brine routings and with one of the vapor routings; and a series of brine flash boxes coupled with at least one routing selected from the feed routing and the brine routings and with one of the vapor routings, the method comprising:flowing a liquid feed through the feed routing and using the preheaters to heat the liquid feed in the feed routing;
using at least one of a plurality of splitters between preheaters to selectively direct at least one of (a) a first portion of the flow of the liquid feed from the feed routing through at least one of the multi-effect distillation effects in the series of multi-effect distillation effects and (b) a second portion of the flow of the liquid feed through a subsequent preheater in the series of preheaters, and to shift allocation of the flow between the first portion and the second portion, wherein the first portion of the liquid feed flows into an inlet of a first effect, where the feed liquid is heated to produce vapor that is directed through at least one of the vapor routings and brine that is directed through at least one of the brine routings;
flowing a first part of the vapor produced in at least one effect from one of the vapor routings through at least one of the preheaters to transfer heat from the vapor to the liquid feed in the feed routing;
flowing a second part of the vapor produced in the at least one effect from another of the vapor routings to a subsequent effect in the series;
flowing brine produced in each effect from at least one of the brine routings through a brine flash box and heating the brine to release additional vapor and produce a concentrated brine that is directed through another of the brine routings; and
using additional splitters, each of which is downstream of a flash box in the series of brine flash boxes in at least one of the brine routings, to selectively direct the concentrated brine from each flash box into at least one of (a) a first stream that is directed through one of the brine routings to another flash box in the series of brine flash boxes and (b) a second stream that is directed through another of the brine routings into another effect.

US Pat. No. 10,508,030

SEAL FOR MICROELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. A method of forming a microelectronic assembly, comprising:bonding a first insulating surface of a first microelectronic component to a second insulating surface of a second microelectronic component, the first insulating surface and the second insulating surface forming a bond joint where the first insulating surface and the second insulating surface make contact; and
forming a seal over the bond joint, the seal covering the bond joint, the seal comprising a metallic material and sealing the bond joint between the first microelectronic component and the second microelectronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,508,009

VEHICLE STORAGE AREA LIFT ASSEMBLY

For Global Technologies, ...

1. A lift assembly for a utility vehicle storage area, comprising:a floor supported by a scissor mechanism;
an actuator for raising said scissor mechanism and said floor from a neutral position to an elevated position;
at least two members attached to an underside of said floor, wherein said at least two members include a first pair of members attached adjacent a rear edge of said floor and a second pair of members attached apart from said first pair of members between a front edge and the rear edge of said floor;
guide members attached to said scissor mechanism and within which said at least two members move; and
a detent movable between an extended position wherein a portion of said detent protrudes into said guide member and contacts one of said at least two members sufficient to resist movement of said at least two members and a retracted position wherein said at least two members freely move within said guide members.

US Pat. No. 10,507,984

CONVEYOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING AN OBJECT

TDK-MICRONAS GMBH, Freib...

1. A conveyor device for conveying an object with an identification device, wherein the conveyor device comprises:a plurality of rollers;
connected drive motors for driving the rollers;
a transmitter;
a receiver for detecting a distance from an identification device in an object to at least one of said plurality of rollers, wherein the identification device is an RFID chip, and wherein the receiver in operation receives a positioning signal from the identification device, and wherein at least one of the plurality of rollers has the receiver for receiving the positioning signal; and
a control device for controlling the connected drive motors.

US Pat. No. 10,507,980

GARMENT CONVEYOR TRANSPORT CLIP WITH SINGLE HANGER SELECTION

1. A sorting clip for a garment conveyor having a drive chain to which the clip is attached and a hanger support positioned beneath the drive chain on which each of a plurality of garment hangers is suspended from a frontmost to a rearmost hanger relative to a transportation direction in which the clip travels, the sorting clip comprising:an upper portion that is fixed to the drive chain; and
a lower portion that is attached to the upper portion by a pivotable connection biased in a first direction of increasing angular separation between the upper and lower portions, an underside of the lower portion comprising a ridge that makes contact with the garment hangers as the clip is transported by the drive chain, the ridge including a front section and a rear section that has a series of disassociation teeth and a capture hook, the front and rear sections having a relative angular orientation that maintains the hook at a position that prevents contact between the hook and the hangers while the front section is in contact with the hangers, advancement of the front section past the frontmost hanger resulting in contact between the frontmost hanger and the dissociation teeth as the lower section pivots in said first direction, the dissociation teeth having shallow indentations that successively engage and separate the frontmost hanger from the other hangers, after which disengagement of the dissociation teeth from the frontmost hanger allows for sufficient pivoting of the lower portion in said first direction that the hook engages and captures the frontmost hanger.

US Pat. No. 10,507,950

SHIPPING INSERT

Berkley International, LL...

1. A shipping insert for shipping bottles, comprising:a bottom tray;
a center divider; and
a top tray;
wherein said bottom tray has a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein said top surface comprises a plurality of base receptacles that engage with and removably hold a plurality of bottles;
wherein said plurality of base receptacles comprise at least one of: one or more raised lips; one or more center supports; or combinations thereof;
wherein said center divider comprises a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein said top surface comprises one or more supporting side extensions, one or more top center supports, and a plurality of openings;
wherein said center divider matingly, but removably, engages and aligns with said bottom tray, such that said center divider is centered on said bottom tray and remains substantially in place when said plurality of bottles are loaded or unloaded into said shipping insert;
wherein said top tray comprises an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein said inner surface comprises a plurality of neck receptacles, one or more side walls, and one or more raised segments;
wherein one or more side walls and said one or more raised segments comprise one or more shoulders;
wherein said plurality of neck receptacles are configured to engage a neck of said plurality of bottles and wherein said one or more shoulders are configured to engage a shoulder of said plurality of bottles;
wherein said plurality of neck receptacles, when said shipping insert is assembled, are in alignment with said openings of said center divider and said base receptacles of said bottom tray;
wherein said one or more raised lips comprise one or more notches; and
wherein at least one or more of said one or more notches frictionally connect with at least one or more of said supporting side extensions.

US Pat. No. 10,507,945

LOW FREQUENCY MODULATED HEAT SEALING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A heat sealing apparatus for sealing pieces of material together, comprising:a first sealing bar having a first sealing bar contact surface with a first resistance heating element extending along said first sealing bar contact surface;
a second sealing bar having a second sealing bar contact surface;
sealing bar moving means for moving at least one of said first sealing bar and said second sealing bar, such that said first sealing bar and said second sealing bar are one of separated from each other and brought into compression contact with each other;
power pulsing means comprising a microprocessor operating a computer program for delivering electric power pulses to said first resistance heating element in selected pulse durations separated by at least one selected interval duration and at a frequency between 0.001 and 5000 Hertz;
and an electric power source and an apparatus circuit including said first resistance heating element secured to one of said first sealing bar and said second sealing bar to move with the sealing bar, and said sealing bar moving means.

US Pat. No. 10,507,943

METHOD FOR VACUUM PACKAGING OF PRODUCTS

1. A method for vacuum packaging of products, the method comprising:placing into a longitudinal film tube a plurality of products so that the plurality of products are longitudinally spaced-apart from one another, each of the plurality of products having a proximal end and a distal end;
transversely cutting the longitudinal film tube to form a plurality of bags that each contain one of the plurality of products,
producing a complete transverse seal on a first end of each of the plurality of bags so that the first end is a closed end, the second end being an open end, the formation of the closed ends and open ends resulting in the closed ends of adjacent bags of the plurality of bags facing one another and in the open ends of adjacent bags of the plurality of bags facing one another, such that the plurality of bags are oriented 180 degrees with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,507,940

MACHINE IN-PLACE TILE THERMAL PROTECTION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aerodynamic surface, comprising:a structure that comprises a first substantially-flat exterior surface and a second substantially-flat exterior surface, wherein the first and second substantially-flat exterior surfaces intersect at an angle; and
a first plurality of blocks of rigid fibrous insulation attached to the first substantially-flat exterior surface, wherein outward-facing surfaces of the blocks form at least a first portion of an aerodynamic shape, and wherein the aerodynamic shape is continuous from an edge of a first one of the first plurality of blocks to an adjacent edge of a second one of the first plurality of blocks; and
a second plurality of blocks of rigid fibrous insulation attached to the second substantially-flat exterior surface, wherein one of inward-facing surfaces and sides of the at least one of the second plurality of blocks are in facing relationships with respective sides of at least one of the first plurality of blocks, wherein outward-facing surfaces of the second plurality of blocks form at least a second portion of the aerodynamic shape, wherein the aerodynamic shape is continuous from an edge of a first one of the second plurality of blocks to an adjacent edge of a second one of the second plurality of blocks, and wherein the aerodynamic shape is continuous from the first plurality of blocks to adjacent ones of the second plurality of blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,507,932

AUTOMATIC DEFLECTION LIMITING LATCHES FOR A THRUST REVERSER

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. An aircraft nacelle comprising:a first thrust reverser half and a second thrust reverser half, wherein the first thrust reverser half and the second thrust reverser half are rotatable about a hinge between a closed position in which the first thrust reverser half and the second thrust reverser half enclose a core compartment, and an open position in which the first thrust reverser half and the second thrust reverser half are separated and allow access to the core compartment; and
a locking mechanism configured to automatically engage and prevent the first thrust reverser half from separating from the second thrust reverser half in response to an increase in pressure in the core compartment, wherein the locking mechanism comprises a centrifugal clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,507,928

HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An environmental control system, comprising:a pair of parallel operating units that receive outside air from a first source, wherein each unit includes a respective compressor and turbine;
a first regenerative heat exchanger downstream of the compressors and upstream of the turbines, wherein the first regenerative heat exchanger receives environmental air from an enclosure for occupants;
a primary heat exchanger downstream of the first regenerative heat exchanger, wherein the primary heat exchanger receives outside air from a second source;
an air cycle machine (ACM) downstream of the primary heat exchanger;
a condenser downstream of the ACM, wherein a conditioned air exits the condenser and into the enclosure;
a water extractor downstream of the condenser;
a reheater downstream of the water extractor and upstream of the ACM;
a secondary heat exchanger downstream of the ACM, wherein the secondary heat exchanger receives the outside air from the second source; and
an actuated door that controls an amount of outside air from the second source to the primary heat exchanger and to the secondary heat exchanger, wherein, in a second outside air flow, the primary heat exchanger is downstream of the secondary heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,507,927

COMBINED VOC-O2—CO2 TREATMENT SYSTEM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An environmental control system (ECS) having constituents in supply air that flows into an environment, wherein the supply air includes outside air and recirculated air that exits the environment, comprising:an air conditioning pack that receives the outside air;
a mix manifold upstream of the environment;
a fan intermediate the environment and the mix manifold; and
a regenerative treatment subsystem positioned in one of a:
first position downstream of the environment; and
second position upstream of the environment;
wherein the regenerative treatment subsystem includes:
a first treatment bed having a first set of separate adsorbent areas;
a second treatment bed having a second set of separate adsorbent areas;
a first solenoid valve upstream of the first treatment bed;
a second solenoid valve upstream of the second treatment bed;
wherein the first solenoid valve is operatively at a first inlet in and at a first outlet in the first treatment bed;
wherein the first inlet is separate from the first outlet;
wherein the second solenoid valve is operatively at a second inlet in and at a second outlet in the second treatment bed;
wherein the second inlet is separate from the second outlet;
a first non-return valve downstream of the first treatment bed;
a second non-return valve downstream of the second treatment bed;
wherein the first and second non-return valves allow flow in only one direction;
wherein the first and second non-return valves allow air to pass through and exit the subsystem as treated air and, at the same time, prevent backflow of the treated air into the first and second treatment beds;
wherein the first and second treatment beds can cycle between an adsorption phase and a desorption phase; and
wherein the desorption phase is enabled by:
purging an orifice at one of the first and second non-return valves; and
allowing a fraction of the treated air to pass one of the first and second treatment beds backwards and out of one of the first and second outlets, via one of the first and second solenoid valves.

US Pat. No. 10,507,922

ENERGY ABSORBING BACKSHELL

JAMCO CORPORATION, Tachi...

1. An energy absorbing backshell including:a non-metallic core;
a non-metallic casing surrounding the non-metallic core;
a tube on the top surface of the non-metallic core and non-metallic casing;
wherein the non-metallic core is adhered to the non-metallic casing by an adhesive; and
wherein the tube is positioned on a self-expanding foam layer on the top surface of the non-metallic core.

US Pat. No. 10,507,912

INBOARD BEARING ASSEMBLIES WITH IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the proprotor system comprising:a yoke having a plurality of blade arms including a first blade arm having an inboard pocket;
a bearing assembly disposed at least partially within the inboard pocket, the bearing assembly including a centrifugal force bearing and a shear bearing;
an inboard beam disposed at least partially between the centrifugal force bearing and the shear bearing;
a proprotor blade coupled to the inboard beam; and
a latch assembly selectively coupling the bearing assembly to the yoke, the latch assembly rotatable relative to the yoke between engaged and disengaged positions;
wherein, in the engaged position, the latch assembly is engaged with the bearing assembly to couple the bearing assembly to the yoke; and
wherein, in the disengaged position, the latch assembly is disengaged from the bearing assembly enabling installation and removal of the bearing assembly relative to the inboard pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,909

HELICOPTER AEROFOIL WITH TRAILING EDGE FLAP

AGUSTAWESTLAND LIMITED, ...

1. An aerofoil having a main portion of aerofoil cross section and a trailing edge portion movable with respect to the main portion by an actuating device, the aerofoil defining an interior cavity, wherein the trailing edge portion is movable at or about an axis of rotation, the axis of rotation being located at a pressure or suction surface of the aerofoil, wherein the trailing edge portion is connected to the main portion by first and second connection members, the first connection member extending into the interior cavity away from the axis of rotation and having an end which is directly or indirectly connected to the main portion, wherein the first and second connection members are flexible and wherein the first connection member is configured to prevent the second connection member from buckling under stress when the trailing edge portion is exposed to vertical sheer force.

US Pat. No. 10,507,905

ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE YAW AND THRUST FLIGHT CONTROLS OF A HYBRID HELICOPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. An adaptive flight control system for an aircraft for modifying a gain applied to a return value of a flight control, the adaptive flight control system comprising:control means supplying a flight control order by a first movement of the control means;
a piloting member for controlling a flight member of the aircraft;
piloting means comprising a control link and applying a control gain in order to transform the flight control order into a flight control setpoint and transmitting the flight control setpoint to action means via a second movement of the control link;
the action means transforming the flight control setpoint into a flight control action and applying the flight control action to the piloting member; and
information return means supplying the piloting means with a return value for the flight control, the return value being a current value of the flight control as actually applied by the flight member;
wherein the information return means varies a return gain applied to the return value of the flight control, the return gain being variable based on the return value of the flight control,
wherein the information return means comprise transfer means and a transfer link applying the return gain to the return value of the flight control, the transfer means being connected to the piloting member by a first mechanical connection possessing at least one degree of freedom, the piloting member causing a third movement of the transfer means capable of leading to a fourth movement of the transfer link.

US Pat. No. 10,507,888

BICYCLE CRANK ASSEMBLY AND BICYCLE SPROCKET ASSEMBLY

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A bicycle crank assembly comprising:a crank arm;
a first sprocket coupled to the crank arm to integrally rotate with the crank arm about a rotational center axis, the first sprocket comprising:
a first sprocket body including a first outer periphery; and
a plurality of first sprocket teeth provided on the first outer periphery, the plurality of first sprocket teeth including at least one first tooth provided on the first outer periphery to be received in only an outer link space defined between a pair of outer link plates of a bicycle chain; and
a second sprocket coupled to the crank arm to integrally rotate with the crank arm about the rotational center axis, the second sprocket comprising:
a second sprocket body including a second outer periphery; and
a plurality of second sprocket teeth provided on the second outer periphery, the plurality of second sprocket teeth including at least one second tooth provided on the second outer periphery to be engaged with the bicycle chain,
one of the first sprocket and the second sprocket having a pitch-circle diameter larger than a pitch-circle diameter of the other of the first sprocket and the second sprocket, the one of the first sprocket and the second sprocket comprising:
a first shifting facilitation area to facilitate a first shifting operation in which the bicycle chain is shifted from the second sprocket toward the first sprocket in a first chain-phase state in which a reference tooth of the plurality of second sprocket teeth is received in the outer link space, and
a second shifting facilitation area to facilitate a second shifting operation in which the bicycle chain is shifted from the second sprocket toward the first sprocket in a second chain-phase state in which the reference tooth of the plurality of second sprocket teeth is received in an inner link space defined between a pair of inner link plates of the bicycle chain.

US Pat. No. 10,507,884

REAR BRAKE DEVICE OF VEHICLE

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

1. A rear brake device of a vehicle comprising:a brake disc that is configured to rotate integrally with a rear wheel of the vehicle, and
a service brake caliper and a parking brake caliper, the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper being supported by a swing arm rotatably supporting the rear wheel, the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper being configured to brake the brake disc,
wherein the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper are fixed to a stay member, the stay member being supported by the swing arm,
at least some of the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper are arranged in positions forward in a vehicle body and upward in the vehicle body relative to an axle of the rear wheel,
wherein the service brake caliper is provided with a first boss, the first boss being provided to fix the service brake caliper to the stay member,
the parking brake caliper is provided with a third boss, the third boss being provided to fix the parking brake caliper to the stay member,
the third boss is arranged below the first boss,
the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper are disposed to overlap with each other in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body and in the vertical direction of the vehicle body, and
the service brake caliper and the parking brake caliper are positioned above the upper surface of the swing arm in a side view of the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,873

RESIN STRUCTURE AND VEHICLE COMPONENT

Teijin Limited, Osaka-Sh...

1. A resin structure having an impact absorbing property, comprising:a resin member including a resin material and having an uneven thickness structure,
wherein the resin member includes a thick-walled portion having an average thickness of a first value in an impact absorbing direction and two thin-walled portions having an average thickness of less than the first value in the impact absorbing direction,
the overall shape of the resin member is convex into the impact absorbing direction,
the thick-walled portion is disposed between the two thin-walled portions,
wherein one thin-walled portion, the thick-walled portion, and the other thin-walled portion are disposed in that order, and
the following Expressions (I) and (II) are satisfied,
1 L/d>0  (II)
wherein t1 represents an average thickness (mm) of the thick-walled portion, t2 represents an average thickness (mm) of the thin-walled portions, L represents an inter-connection-point distance (mm) between connection points which are formed on the two thin-walled portions, respectively, and are connected to other structures, and d represents a maximum height (mm) in the impact absorbing direction in a range between the connection points of the resin member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,868

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING FOR VEHICLE PARK-ASSIST

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:tires;
pressure sensors; and
a controller to:
identify a target position within a parking spot for park-assist;
determine a tire index based on tire pressure measurements;
identify whether the tire index is within a low range, a caution range, or a normal operating range, wherein the tire index is within the low range when one or more of the tires has a tire pressure less than or equal to a flat tire threshold, wherein the tire index is within the normal operating range when each of the tires has a tire pressure within a factory-recommended tire pressure range, wherein the tire index is within the caution range when the one or more of the tires has a tire pressure that is both above the factory-recommended tire pressure range and outside of the factory-recommended tire pressure range; and
responsive to the tire index being within the caution range;
adjust the target position to facilitate access to one of the tires that has a tire pressure outside of the factory-recommended tire pressure range; and
cause a park-assist interface to prompt a user to select whether to stop or proceed with the park-assist.

US Pat. No. 10,507,862

STEERING DEVICE

YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A steering device, comprising:a column pipe;
an outer column that includes a wrapping main body wrapping the column pipe and tightening portions expanding and contacting the wrapping main body in a diametrical direction;
a fixed bracket that includes fixed side portions for sandwiching either side of the outer column in a width direction;
a stopper bracket that is fixed to the column pipe and disposed between the tightening portions; and
a tightening tool that includes a bolt shaft, and tightens and releases the tightening portions of the outer column, the stopper bracket, and the fixed bracket, the stopper bracket separating from the tightening portions when the tightening tool tightens the outer column,
wherein the stopper bracket includes a first suspended plate-like portion and a second suspended plate-like portion at either side in the width direction, the first and second suspended plate-like portions each including a telescopic long hole and an impact absorbing long hole into which the bolt shaft is configured to be inserted from a front side toward a rear side,
wherein a first collapse portion, which includes a protruding plate piece, is provided between the telescopic long hole and the impact absorbing long hole of the first suspended plate-like portion, and is bent by colliding with the bolt shaft at a time of a secondary collision,
wherein at least one of a top side or a bottom side of each of the impact absorbing long holes of the first and second suspended plate-like portions is provided with a second collapse portion which includes an inclined side, that becomes smaller in a height direction toward an end of the impact absorbing long hole,
wherein a step portion, which includes a step-like section for connecting the telescopic long hole and the impact absorbing long hole, is provided in a vicinity of a starting point of the impact absorbing long hole only in the second suspended plate-like portion where the first collapse portion is not formed,
wherein, due to a presence of the step portion, a size of an area in the vicinity of the starting point of the impact absorbing long hole in the height direction is greater than a size of the telescopic long hole in the height direction, and
wherein, a position for the step portion is provided on the front side in relation to a position of a front-side end edge of the first collapse portion of the first suspended plate-like portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,860

STEERING WHEEL

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A steering wheel, in which a vibration device including a vibration motor is attached, the steering wheel comprising:a ring portion including a core member;
a thickness-reduced portion, reducing mass, provided with the core member; and
a reinforcement member that reinforces the core member, wherein
the vibration device is housed in the thickness-reduced portion and attached to the core member, and
the reinforcement member is disposed to be adjacent to the vibration device, and connected to portions, other than the thickness-reduced portion, of the core member in both end sides of the thickness-reduced portion so as to cross through the thickness-reduced portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,857

WAGON WITH COLLAPSIBLE FOOTWELL AND POSITION-LOCKING HANDLE

VEER GEAR LLC, Milton, G...

1. A wagon, comprising:a base frame adapted to receive a load;
a peripheral sidewall mounted to the base frame and positionable in a use position defining a container and a storage position;
a plurality of wheels attached to the base frame;
a collapsible footwell feature including a footrest and a plurality of upright elements, wherein the plurality of upright element connect the footrest to the base frame, and wherein the collapsible footwell feature is positionable into a plurality of orientations; and
a position-locking handle feature including:
a handle that is repositionable between multiple use positions and a storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,844

DRIVE-CYCLE SAMPLING AND MONITORING FOR IMPAIRMENT DETECTION SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A drive-cycle sampling and monitoring system comprising:an impairment sample module configured to obtain a first impairment sample for an operator of a vehicle while the vehicle is running;
an impairment value calculator module configured to calculate a first impairment value based on the first impairment sample;
a threshold comparison module configured to compare the first impairment value to a first threshold value corresponding to a first range of impairment and a second threshold value corresponding to a second range of impairment, wherein the second range of impairment is greater than the first range of impairment;
a warning alert module configured to generate a warning alert in response to determining that the first impairment value exceeds the first threshold value;
a cellular transceiver configured to determine if the cellular transceiver is connected to a cellular network; and
an intervention module configured to execute driver intervention protocol in response to determining that the first impairment value exceeds the second threshold value,
wherein the driver intervention protocol includes preventing the vehicle from exceeding a maximum vehicle speed when the cellular transceiver is not connected to the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,507,839

DRIVING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS WITH HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An apparatus for controlling a vehicle, comprising:a traffic light detection means configured to determine whether the vehicle is approaching a traffic light,
an arrival time estimation means configured to estimate, when the vehicle is detected to approach a traffic light, a first arrival time of the vehicle at the traffic light based on current driving conditions and a second arrival time of the vehicle at the traffic light based on adapted driving conditions different from the current driving conditions,
a traffic light status determination means configured to determine a traffic light status of the traffic light at the first and second arrival times, the traffic light status being a passing status allowing the vehicle to pass the traffic light or a stopping status requiring the vehicle to stop at the traffic light,
a processing means configured to calculate whether the vehicle can pass the traffic light based on the current driving conditions of the vehicle based on a determination whether the traffic light has a passing status at the estimated first arrival time and to calculate whether the vehicle can pass the traffic light based on the adapted driving conditions of the vehicle based on a determination whether the traffic light has a passing status at the estimated second arrival time, and
a control means configured to control at least one of a driving direction of the vehicle, a speed of the vehicle and/or an acceleration of the vehicle based on first driving condition control settings; wherein, the control means is configured to adapt the current driving conditions of the vehicle based on the first driving condition control settings, if the processing means determined that the vehicle can pass the traffic light during the passing status when being controlled based on the first driving condition control settings, so as to pass the traffic light by control based on the first driving condition control settings,
wherein the processing means is further configured, upon detection of the vehicle approaching the traffic light, to determine:
whether the vehicle can pass the traffic light during the passing status at the estimated second arrival time when the current driving conditions are adapted based on first driving condition control settings, so as to pass the traffic light by control based on the first driving condition control settings and/or by manual override by a driver of the vehicle, or
whether the vehicle can pass the traffic light during the passing status at the estimated second arrival time when the current driving conditions are adapted being controlled based on second driving condition control settings, so as to pass the traffic light by control based on the second driving condition control settings and/or by manual override by a driver of the vehicle, and
wherein the first and/or second driving condition control settings define one or more control parameters for controlling the vehicle including a maximum lateral acceleration of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,837

CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE DRIVE TRANSFER DEVICE

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

1. A control device that controls a vehicle drive transfer device in which a speed change device that includes a plurality of engagement devices and that selectively establishes one of a plurality of shift speeds with different speed ratios in accordance with a state of engagement of the plurality of engagement devices is provided in a power transfer path that connects between a drive force source and wheels, the control device comprising:an electronic control unit that:
controls an engagement pressure for an engagement-side engagement device which is one of the plurality of engagement devices that is engaged to perform shifting in which switching is made to a shift speed with a different speed ratio;
controls an engagement pressure for a disengagement-side engagement device which is one of the plurality of engagement devices that is disengaged to perform the shifting; and
changes input torque transferred from a drive force source side to an input shaft of the speed change device during the shifting, wherein
when shifting is performed, the electronic control unit performs specific engagement pressure control during a torque phase control in which distribution of torque transfer between the engagement-side engagement device and the disengagement-side engagement device is varied, before performing an inertia phase control in which rotation is varied so as to increase a rotation speed difference between engagement members of the disengagement-side engagement device and decrease a rotational speed difference between engagement members of the engagement-side engagement device, and
immediately after a start of the torque phase control, the engagement pressure for the engagement-side engagement device is increased at a variation rate that is higher than a constant variation rate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,832

VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE DRIVE CONTROL DEVICE

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A vehicle drive control device, comprising:a controller configured to automatically stop a travel drive source if an automatic stop condition is satisfied, the automatic stop condition being satisfied in a stopped state of a vehicle;
an electric oil pump configured to be driven during an automatic stop of the travel drive source according to the satisfaction of the automatic stop condition;
a first friction engaging element configured to have oil supplied thereto from the electric oil pump during the automatic stop and establish a starting gear position;
a second friction engaging element configured to be released when the vehicle starts with the first friction engaging element set in a power transmission state; and
a solenoid configured to drain the oil to be supplied to the second friction engaging element according to an indicator current, a drain degree of the solenoid becoming smaller by reducing the indicator current;
the controller being configured to reduce the indicator current to the solenoid below a minimum value of the indicator current during the automatic stop, the second friction engaging element being released at the minimum value.

US Pat. No. 10,507,828

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACTIVATION TIMING FOR SAFETY DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A cruise-assist apparatus for activating, based on a probability of a collision between an own vehicle and a target object existing in a travelling direction of the own vehicle, a safety device for avoiding the collision or mitigating damage from the collision, the apparatus comprising:a first determining means that determines whether a driver's collision avoidance operation in a longitudinal direction of the own vehicle has been carried out upon the target object existing in the travelling direction of the own vehicle;
a second determining means that determines whether a driver's collision avoidance operation in a lateral direction of the own vehicle has been carried out upon the target object existing in the travelling direction of the own vehicle;
a setting means that:
sets a first timing upon it being determined the determination that a the driver's collision avoidance operation in the longitudinal direction of the own vehicle has been carried out, the first timing being later than a reference timing for activating the safety device; and
sets a second timing upon it being determined the determination that a the driver's collision avoidance operation in the lateral direction of the own vehicle has been carried out, the second timing being later than the reference timing; and
an activation determining means that, upon the determination that the driver's collision avoidance operation in the lateral direction of the own vehicle has been carried out, determines whether to activate the safety device in accordance with the second timing independently of a result of the determination of whether the driver's collision avoidance operation in the longitudinal direction of the own vehicle has been carried out.

US Pat. No. 10,507,827

VEHICLE BACKUP ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A backup assistance system for a vehicle, the system comprising:a sensor module including backup sensors that identify obstacles proximate to a backup path of the vehicle, the sensor module configured to determine when a field of view of the backup sensors is obstructed;
a notification module configured to notify a driver of the vehicle that the field of view of the backup sensors is obstructed; and
a backup control module configured to set a maximum value,
wherein the maximum value is at least one of a maximum vehicle backup speed, a maximum vehicle acceleration, and a maximum vehicle jerk when the field of view of the backup sensors is obstructed, and
wherein the maximum value is proportional to a degree that the field of view of the backup sensors is obstructed such that the maximum value is higher when the field of view is obstructed a first degree than when the field of view is obstructed a second degree, wherein the first degree is less than the second degree, and
wherein the backup control module is further configured to restrict at least one of the backup speed, acceleration, and jerk of the vehicle to a predetermined limit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,826

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AN IMPENDING TIP OVER OF A VEHICLE

Dana Italia Srl, Arco, T...

1. A method of detecting an impending tip over of a vehicle, in particular for identifying false positives during tip over detection, the method comprising the steps:acquiring first measurement data using at least one first sensor, the first measurement data comprising vehicle axle strain data, and at least one of attitude data and acceleration data;
acquiring second measurement data using at least one second sensor, the second measurement data comprising vehicle axle strain data, and at least one of attitude data and acceleration data;
using an electronic control unit to determine, based on the first measurement data and based on the second measurement data, if the second measurement data is indicative of an impending tip over of the vehicle; and
only when the electronic control unit determines that the second measurement data is indicative of an impending tip over of the vehicle, using the electronic control unit to trigger an alarm signal, to override a control command or to overwrite a control command.

US Pat. No. 10,507,825

VEHICLE PITCH CONTROL DURING A STOP

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method for reducing a suspension rebound rate when stopping a vehicle, the method comprising:determining, by a processor, that a vehicle has a forward pitch during braking; and
in response to the vehicle achieving an approximately zero forward velocity,
applying brake pressure to one or more non-driven wheels by an automated driving assistance system, and
applying reverse torque to one or more driven wheels by the automated driving assistance system.

US Pat. No. 10,507,823

MODE SUGGESTION FOR A VEHICLE POWERTRAIN HAVING A MANUAL TRANSMISSION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle assembly, comprising:at least one electric machine that selectively drives at least one first wheel driveshaft when in an automatic drive mode;
an engine that, through a manual transmission, selectively drives at least one second wheel driveshaft when in a manual drive mode, the second wheel driveshaft different than the first wheel driveshaft;
a controller configured to initiate an alert that suggests a transition from the automatic drive mode to the manual drive mode; and
a gearshift moveable between an automatic drive region and a manual shift region, the manual transmission in neutral when the gearshift is in the automatic drive region.

US Pat. No. 10,507,803

WIPER APPARATUS AND NOZZLE UNIT

Mitsuba Corporation, Kir...

1. A wiper apparatus comprising:a wiper blade for wiping a windshield;
a connecting portion disposed on the wiper blade;
an arm piece having a front end side fitted to the connecting portion;
a retainer fixed to a base end side of the arm piece; and
a nozzle unit fixed to the arm piece, the nozzle unit jetting washer fluid toward the windshield wherein
the nozzle unit includes a forward-side block and a backward-side block,
the forward-side block has a forward-side nozzle cap;
the backward-side block has a backward-side nozzle cap;
the forward-side nozzle cap and the backward-side nozzle cap are the same in structure as each other, and
the forward-side nozzle cap and the backward-side nozzle are different in position from each other in a longitudinal direction of the wiper blade, the forward-side nozzle cap has two or more injection nozzles corresponding to first injection-target locations on the windshield, and configured to jet washer fluid toward the first injection-target locations, respectively,
the backward-side nozzle cap has two or more injection nozzles corresponding to second injection-target locations on the windshield, and configured to jet washer fluid toward the second injection-target locations, respectively,
the first injection-target locations and the second injection-target locations are alternately arranged on the windshield in the longitudinal direction of the wiper blade.

US Pat. No. 10,507,789

WEBBING TAKE-UP DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A webbing take-up device, comprising:a spool taking up a webbing, which is configured to be worn by an occupant, by being rotated in a take-up direction, and rotated in a pull-out direction by the webbing being pulled out;
a pre-tensioner mechanism taking up the webbing onto the spool by rotating the spool in the take-up direction in a vehicle emergency;
a lock mechanism restricting pull-out direction rotation of the spool in a vehicle emergency;
a force limiter mechanism permitting pull-out direction rotation of the spool in a case in which the lock mechanism has restricted pull-out direction rotation of the spool, the force limiter mechanism being configured to set a force limiter load value, at which the force limiter mechanism actuates, to a high load value or to a low load value; and
a force limiter load switching mechanism switching the force limiter load value by being input with a portion of an actuation force that actuates the pre-tensioner mechanism and that is input by a member that is moved so as to rotate the spool in the take-up direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,788

AIRBAG DEVICE FOR PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An airbag device for pedestrian protection, comprising:an airbag stored in a cowl portion of a vehicle, the vehicle including a wiper for wiping a windshield, the airbag configured to be deployed on a front surface side of a windshield, and to cover the cowl portion and front pillars at least in part;
straps, a first end of each of the straps being attached to an upper portion of an outer surface of the airbag in a vehicle up-down direction and a second end of each of the straps being attached to the cowl portion; and
strap covers sewn to the outer surface of the airbag and covering the straps, the straps passing between the airbag and the strap covers, each strap cover covering a corresponding strap in an extension direction along a longitudinal length of the corresponding strap, wherein
the straps and the strap covers are disposed on a lower side in the vehicle up-down direction with respect to the airbag, and an upper side in the vehicle up-down direction with respect to the windshield and the wiper, and
the straps and the strap covers are disposed within a wiping range during a deployment of the airbag.

US Pat. No. 10,507,787

SYSTEM AND MECHANISM FOR UPSELLING PRODUCTS ON AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Nuro, Inc., Mountain Vie...

1. A platform for autonomously or semi-autonomously upselling an unordered item to a customer, the platform comprising:a) an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle comprising:
(i) a locking compartment configured to contain and secure at least an item ordered by the customer and at least an item unordered by the customer, wherein the locking compartment comprises a sensor configured to detect an absence of at least one of the ordered item and the unordered item;
(ii) an input device configured to receive at least one of a customer verification and a selection of the unordered item by the customer; and
(iii) an autonomous or semi-autonomous propulsion system; and
b) the platform further comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage media encoded with a computer program including instructions executable by a processor to create an application comprising:
(i) an ordering module configured to receive an order from the customer, the order comprising the ordered item and a customer location;
(ii) a delivery module controlling the autonomous or semi-autonomous propulsion system to direct the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle to the customer location; and
(iii) a customer verification module confirming an identity of the customer based on the customer verification and unlocking the locking compartment based on the confirmation of the identity of the customer; and
(iv) a release detection module determining that the ordered item has been removed from the compartment based on the absence of the ordered item, determining that the unordered item has been removed from the compartment based on the absence of the unordered item, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,507,721

CLOSURE UNIT, METHOD FOR DETECTING DEFECTIVE CLOSURE FLAPS OF A CLOSURE UNIT AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO KLIMASYSTEME GMBH, ...

1. A closure unit for an air inlet of a motor vehicle, comprising:a first closure flap which can be pivoted about a first rotation axis;
a second closure flap which can be pivoted about a second rotation axis;
a third closure flap which can be pivoted about a third rotation axis;
a first coupling member via which the first closure flap and the second closure flap are kinematically coupled;
a second coupling member via which the first closure flap and the third closure flap are kinematically coupled; and
a drive unit which is drivingly coupled to the first closure flap and which is constructed to move the closure flaps from a closed position into an open position and vice versa,
wherein the closure flaps in the closed position substantially close the air inlet in terms of flow and in the open position substantially release the air inlet in terms of flow, and
wherein:
in the closed position, a verification that the second closure flap abuts a closed position stop is performed to detect defective, broken and/or lost, closure flaps, and
in the open position, a verification that the third closure flap abuts an open position stop is performed to detect defective, broken and/or lost, closure flaps.

US Pat. No. 10,507,717

GEAR OPERATING MECHANISM IN TRANSMISSION

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A gear operating mechanism in a transmission which operates fork parts configured to operate synchronous mechanisms attached to rotating shafts included in the transmission mounted in a hybrid vehicle, the gear operating mechanism in the transmission, comprising;a power source;
an operation shaft driven by the power source and movably supported in a rotational direction and an axial direction;
at least one member to be operated corresponding to the fork parts;
an operation engagement piece attached to the operation shaft and configured to move the at least one member to be operated between the reference position and an engagement position;
a release engagement piece attached to the operation shaft and configured to return the at least one member to be operated from the engagement position to the reference position; and
a control unit configured to control an operation of the operation shaft,
wherein the control unit has:
a first release mode using the release engagement piece and a second release mode using the operation engagement piece when the at least one member to be operated is returned from the engagement position to the reference position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,716

INTEGRATED CHARGER FOR VEHICLES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A traction system comprising: a DC bus; an energy storage device coupled to the DC bus; a voltage converter assembly coupled to the energy storage device, the voltage converter assembly comprising at least one phase leg; an electromechanical device coupled to the voltage converter assembly, the electromechanical device comprising at least one winding; a first switching device coupled between the electromechanical device and the energy storage device; a second switching device coupled to the DC bus between the voltage converter assembly and the energy storage device; and a controller configured to: control the first and second switching devices such that a charging path is defined by at least one phase leg of the voltage converter assembly and at least one winding of the electromechanical device in the order named; and control the voltage converter assembly such that a DC charging voltage derived from a voltage source is stepped down via the charging path to convert the DC charging voltage to a voltage suitable for charging the energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,702

SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY OF A SUSPENSION SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE AND SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CIKAUTXO, S.COOP., Berri...

1. A shock absorber assembly of a suspension system of a vehicle, the shock absorber comprising:a top mount that includes a radially extending protuberance; and
a jounce bumper that includes a main body made of an elastic material and a fixing element made of a material that is harder than the elastic material of the main body, the fixing element including a wall that extends at least partially around an outer circumference of an upper part of the main body, the fixing element having an elastic retaining area configured to cooperate with the top mount protuberance to fix the jounce bumper to the top mount, there being a gap between the outer circumference of the upper part of the main body and the wall of the fixing element to enable the main body to expand radially outward toward the fixing element wall when the main body is compressed during use;
a bottom part of the top mount including a compartment in which the upper part of the main body of the jounce bumper resides, the compartment including a sidewall that is at least partially surrounded by the wall of the fixing element, the retaining area being arranged in a perimetral outermost area of the jounce bumper and the protuberance of the top mount being arranged on the sidewall of the compartment, the wall of the fixing element including a perimetral rim in which at least a part of the compartment sidewall is housed, the perimetral rim being U-shaped and located at a lower end of the fixing element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,693

NON-PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A non-pneumatic tire comprising:an annular tread portion comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion comprising an outer layer made of rubber having a tread surface for coming into contact with a road surface and an inner layer being an annular body and connected to a radially inner surface of the outer layer, the second portion disposed radially inwardly of the first portion such that the second portion covers a radially inner surface of the first portion at least partially;
an annular inner portion disposed inward of the tread portion in a tire radial direction; and
a plurality of connecting portions connecting the tread portion and the inner portion,
wherein the second portion comprises a radial inner surface facing the inner portion so that the inner surface of the second portion is configured to be exposed to open air when the tire travels, the inner surface of the second portion comprising, at least partially, a rough surface region having surface roughness in a range of from 1 to 30 ?m, and a thermal conductivity of the second portion is greater than a thermal conductivity of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,683

BINDER WITH EXTERNAL STORAGE CAPACITY

ACCO Brands Corporation, ...

1. A binder device comprising:a cover including a first panel and a second panel pivotally coupled together about a pivot axis, the cover including a continuous opening having a depth dimension extending perpendicular to said pivot axis; and
a binding mechanism coupled to an inner surface of said cover and having at least two rings or coils, wherein said opening spans said at least two rings or coils when said cover is in a closed position, and wherein said depth dimension of said opening is greater than a largest depth dimension of each of said at least two rings or coils.

US Pat. No. 10,507,664

LIQUID CARTRIDGE, AND A METHOD FOR FILLING A CARTRIDGE OF THIS TYPE WITH A LIQUID

EBS INK JET SYSTEME GMBH,...

1. A liquid cartridge for an industrial inkjet printer for printing goods, wherein the liquid cartridge comprisesa film bag,
a connector stub connected thereto, and
a lower cap,
wherein the connector stub has an opening closed by the lower cap comprising a lower rubber layer, a plastic layer defined by the connector stub and a lower holder,
wherein the lower holder comprises a lower window located above the opening and is fastened to an outer side of the connector stub,
wherein the lower rubber layer and the plastic layer, which is located below the lower rubber layer, are located below the lower window, such that they are in contact with one another and with the lower holder, and
wherein the liquid cartridge further comprises an upper cap further closing the opening, the upper cap comprising an upper rubber layer and an upper holder, wherein the upper holder overlaps the lower holder and has an upper window located in front of the opening, and the upper holder is fastened to one or more of the lower holder or to the outer side of the connector stub.

US Pat. No. 10,507,642

ROLLER ARRANGEMENT, A METHOD OF FORMING A PATTERN, A METHOD OF PRINTING A PATTERN AND APPARATUS FOR PRINTING A PATTERN

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A roller arrangement for printing apparatus, the roller arrangement comprising:a first roller, the first roller comprising a plurality of cavities, each of the plurality of cavities to receive an amount of a coating material; and
an extractor to remove at least a portion of the coating material from a selected set of the plurality of cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,507,629

HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprising:a base steel sheet; and
a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on at least one surface of the base steel sheet, wherein:
the base steel sheet includes,
a chemical composition comprising, % by mass,
C: 0.040% to 0.280%,
Si: 0.05% to 2.00%,
Mn: 0.50% to 3.50%,
P: 0.0001% to 0.1000%,
S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
Al: 0.001% to 1.500%,
N: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
O: 0.0001% to 0.0100%, and
a remainder of Fe and impurities;
in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at a position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the base steel sheet, by volume fraction,
40% or more and 97% or less of a ferrite phase,
a total of 3% by volume fraction or more of a hard structure comprising one or more of a bainite phase, a bainitic ferrite phase, a fresh martensite phase and a tempered martensite phase,
a residual austenite phase is 0 to 8% by volume fraction,
a total of a pearlite phase and a coarse cementite phase is 0 to 8% by volume fraction,
in a surface layer range of 20 ?m depth in a steel sheet direction from an interface between the hot-dip galvanized layer and the base steel sheet, a volume fraction of a residual austenite is 0 to 3%,
the base steel sheet includes a microstructure in which V1/V2 which is a ratio of a volume fraction V1 of the hard structure in the surface layer range and a volume fraction V2 of the hard structure in the range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at the position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the base steel sheet is 0.10 or more and 0.90 or less,
a Fe content is more than 0% by mass to 5.0% by mass or less and an Al content is more than 0% by mass to 1.0% by mass or less in the hot-dip galvanized layer, and columnar grains formed of a ? phase are included in the hot-dip galvanized layer,
a ratio ((A*/A)×100) of an interface (A*) between the ? phase and the base steel sheet in an entire interface (A) between the hot-dip galvanized plated layer and the base steel sheet is 20% or more,a refined layer is formed at the side of the interface in the base steel sheet, an average thickness of the refined layer is 0.1 to 5.0 ?m, an average grain size of ferrite in the refined layer is 0.1 to 3.0 ?m, one or two or more of oxides of Si and Mn are contained, and a maximum size of the oxide is 0.01 to 0.4 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,507,601

TRI-LAYER BLADDER AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Rubbercraft Corporation o...

1. An elastomeric bladder tool comprisinga substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer substantially defining an inner cavity of the elastomeric bladder tool;
a substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer substantially defining an outer surface of the elastomeric bladder tool; and
a permeable middle layer positioned between the substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer and the substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer,
wherein the permeable middle layer has greater permeability than both the substantially impermeable elastomeric outer layer and the substantially impermeable elastomeric inner layer to allow for evacuation of gases that have entered the permeable middle layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,596

PROCESS FOR PREPARING MOULDED ARTICLES FROM FIBRE-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS—I

Cytec Industries Inc., W...

1. An automated process for preparing a moulded article from a plurality of pre-pregs comprising the steps of:(a) providing a mould;
(b) disposing a laminar pre-preg into or onto said mould by an automated conveying member which applies a prehensile force to said pre-preg to convey said pre-preg from a starting position to a finishing position in or on said mould;
(c) repeating step (b) at least once to dispose one or more further pre-pregs into or onto said mould;
wherein said laminar pre-preg is a fibre-reinforced curable composite material, wherein said pre-preg comprises a core layer having a first surface and a second surface and further comprises a surface layer disposed directly on at least one surface of said core layer,
wherein said core layer comprises one or more layer(s) of reinforcing fibres impregnated with a first curable resin, which exhibits a viscosity at 21° C. of less than 500,000 Pa·s and/or an uncured glass transition temperature (Tg) of less than 8° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute, and wherein said surface layer comprises a second curable resin, which exhibits a viscosity at 21° C. of at least 500,000 Pa·s and/or an uncured glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 8° C. as measured by DSC at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute; and
wherein the prehensile force is applied by said automated conveying member directly to the external surface of said surface layer of said pre-preg.

US Pat. No. 10,507,595

EXTRUSION HEAD HAVING A PERFORATED PLATE OF A GRANULATING SYSTEM

MAAG Automatik GmbH, Gro...

1. An extrusion head having a perforated plate of a granulating system, wherein the extrusion head comprises:a. a head part;
b. a perforated plate detachably fastened to the head part, wherein the perforated plate comprises:
(i) a perforated-plate wear insert;
(ii) a perforated-plate main body;
(iii) a central inflow cone;
(iv) an inflow cone part;
(v) a plurality of perforated dies;
(vi) a plurality of nozzle channels arranged in the shape of at least one ring and among the plurality of perforated dies; and
(vii) at least one corrosion-protected fastener, wherein the at least one corrosion-protected fastener is positioned in a central region of the at least one ring, and further wherein the at least one corrosion-protected fastener includes threaded screws, wherein an inner surface of the perforated-plate wear insert has at least two off-center threaded blind holes into which thread ends of the threaded screws project in a detachably securing manner, wherein screw heads of the threaded screws are covered by a base of the inflow cone part and form a press-fit of the perforated-plate main body on the inner surface of the perforated-plate wear insert, while a central threaded stud of the inflow cone part stands in detachable threaded connection with a central threaded hole of the perforated-plate main body; and
c. at least one central melt channel located on the head part into which the central inflow cone projects and distributes a melt flow among the plurality of nozzle channels.

US Pat. No. 10,507,565

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND, POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACTS, METHODS OF MAKING SAME, AND APPLICATIONS

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:a polycrystalline diamond table, at least an unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table including:
a plurality of diamond grains directly bonded together via diamond-to-diamond bonding to define interstitial regions, the plurality of diamond grains exhibiting an average grain size of about 50 ?m or less;
a catalyst occupying at least a portion of the interstitial regions;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a coercivity of about 115 Oe or more;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits an average electrical conductivity of less than about 1200 S/m; and
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a Gratio of at least about 4.0×106; and
a substrate bonded to the polycrystalline diamond table.

US Pat. No. 10,507,555

BEAM PROCESSING MACHINES

BYSTRONIC LASER AG, (CH)...

1. A beam processing machine for processing a workpiece, comprising:a frame;
a workpiece rest held by the frame, including a rest surface configured to hold a workpiece;
a tool configured to emit a laser beam or a fluid jet, carried by the frame and movable relative to the workpiece rest;
within the beam processing machine a vibration-transmitting connecting path between the tool and the rest surface, transmitting mechanical vibrations caused by the dynamics of the tool to the rest surface of the workpiece rest;
at least one damping element incorporated into said vibration-transmitting connecting path or a plurality of damping elements connected in parallel and arranged at a distance from one another, is incorporated;
wherein the at least one damping element or plurality of damping elements is located between the workpiece rest and the frame; and
wherein the at least one damping element or plurality of damping elements is one of a spring damper, a damper including elastomeric material, a hydraulic damper, a piezo-element damper, or a friction damping element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,517

FOUNDRY MEDIA FORMED FROM SLURRY DROPLETS AND METHODS OF USE

CARBO CERAMICS INC., Hou...

1. A foundry media pellet, comprising:a sintered ceramic material having:
a size from about 10 AFS GFN to about 110 AFS GFN;
a thermal expansion of less than 0.003 in/in at 1200° C.; and
a surface roughness of less than about 4 microns; and
a resin coated onto the surface of the sintered ceramic material, the resin present in an amount of 0.8% to about 1.35% based on the weight of the foundry media pellet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,497

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING AND SANITIZING ARTICLES FOR AN INFANT

Hillsborough Bay Group, L...

1. A countertop apparatus (300) for performing washing operations comprising:a washing chamber (332) for receiving items to be washed;
a lid (350) pivotally secured over the washing chamber (322), the lid (350) having an interior surface and a periphery;
an accessory holder (352) formed within the lid, the accessory holder (352) including a number of openings (355) positioned about the periphery of the lid (350), the openings (355) adapted to receive articles for an infant;
a jet sprayer manifold (342) within the washing chamber (332), the jet sprayer manifold (342) including a plurality of jet sprayers (322) for directing fluid upwardly where it is deflected by the interior surface of lid (350) and directed downwardly towards the articles placed within the accessory holder (352);
breast pump accessories stored within the washing chamber (332) for cleaning.

US Pat. No. 10,507,472

METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING A FLOTATION APPARATUS, FLOTATION APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FLOTATION AND USE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for constructing a flotation apparatus, the method comprising:providing a flotation vessel and a cover for closing an upwards open opening of the flotation vessel, wherein the cover and the vessel limiting a vessel space for receiving fluid,
providing an agitating means having a rotatable shaft,
arranging the rotatable shaft of the agitating means to extend through a first aperture in the cover,
supporting the rotatable shaft at a bearing housing outside the vessel space,
providing a connection arrangement that surrounds the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
attaching the connection arrangement to the bearing housing and to the cover so that the connection arrangement hermetically sealing the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
providing a connection arrangement comprising a connection piece surrounding the rotatable shaft between the bearing housing and the cover,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at an end facing the bearing housing a first opening for the rotatable shaft,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at an end facing the vessel space of the flotation vessel a second opening for the rotatable shaft,
the connection piece that is provided comprising at least two connection piece parts releasable connected to each other so that division planes between said least two connection piece parts extending between the first opening and the second opening,
providing a gas feeding means comprising a gas feeding duct in the rotatable shaft of the agitating means, outside the vessel space a gas inlet for feeding gas into the gas feeding duct, and inside the vessel space a gas outlet for feeding gas from the gas feeding duct into the vessel space,
connecting the gas feeding means in fluid connection with the vessel space, and
arranging the bearing housing between the gas inlet and the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,507,444

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING HONEYCOMB PARTICLE CAPABLE OF ABSORBING HARMFUL MOLECULAR ELEMENT

Richard Chi-Hsueh, San D...

1. A device for producing honeycomb particle capable of absorbing harmful molecular element, comprising:a body, comprising:
a forming mirror, upwardly extending from the body;
a high frequency generator, set on the forming mirror,wherein the forming mirror is driven by the high frequency generator to generate high frequency vibration;a heater, set on the forming mirror for heating the forming mirror; and
a collection tank, formed on the body and set below the forming mirror; and
at least one spray tube, corresponding to the forming mirror of the body and connected with a nozzle at the top end thereof, which nozzle faces to the forming mirror, wherein the spray tube is connected to a high pressure generator via a hydraulic pipe and the high pressure generator is connected with a motor, which is connected to a solution tank via a conveying pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,507,439

PLASMA INDUCED FLUID MIXING

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A device for mixing combustion materials, comprising:a chamber comprising an inlet;
a pair of electrodes positioned on or proximate an inner surface of the chamber,
wherein the pair of electrodes comprises a first electrode and a second electrode,
wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are separated by a dielectric material, and
wherein each of the first electrode and the second electrode has a plurality of curves formed therein forming at least a serpentine shape defined by a wave having a series of horseshoe shapes extending from one wave crest to a next wave crest, wherein the serpentine shape is formed in three dimensions and is configured to produce pinching and spreading effects on a fluid as the fluid passes over the first and second electrodes; and
a power supply configured to apply a voltage across the pair of electrodes,
wherein the device is configured such that when the fluid is proximate the pair of electrodes, application of the voltage across the pair of electrodes generates a plasma in the fluid and applies a plurality of electrohydrodynamic forces to the fluid that comprise streamwise, crosswise, and surface normal electrohydrodynamic forces,
wherein application of the voltage across the pair of electrodes results in a dielectric barrier discharge,
wherein the dielectric barrier discharge produces the plasma in the fluid,
wherein the plurality of electrohydrodynamic forces comprising the streamwise, crosswise, and surface normal electrohydrodynamic forces applied to the fluid generates turbulence in the fluid that mixes the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,507,435

MEMBRANE PROCESS FOR OLEFIN SEPARATION

1. A process to separate a hydrocarbon stream comprising a mixture of light olefins and light paraffins, said process comprising:sending said hydrocarbon stream through a pretreatment unit to remove impurities selected from the group consisting of sulfur compounds, arsine, and phosphine, and then through a selective hydrogenation unit to selectively hydrogenate methyl acetylene and acetylene to produce a treated liquid hydrocarbon stream;
adding liquid or vapor water to said treated liquid hydrocarbon stream;
vaporizing said treated liquid hydrocarbon stream to produce a gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream; and
then contacting said gaseous treated hydrocarbon stream to a membrane unit in a membrane system comprising one or more of the membrane units to produce a permeate stream comprising about 96 to 99.9 wt % light olefins and a retentate stream comprising light paraffins, wherein the membrane unit comprises a facilitated transport membrane having a light olefin permeance of about 33-245 GPU and a light olefin/light paraffin selectivity in a range of about 80 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,507,422

LOCALIZED VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Sprimo, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A ventilation system, comprising:base,
a casing pivotally disposed on the base and comprising a front surface having an annular gap and a back surface comprising one or more openings,
a fan disposed within the casing and configured to pull a flow of air into the one or more openings and push the air out of the annular gap to thereby dispense air in a ring and entrain a column of clean air in a direction away from the front surface and in front of the casing; and
a removable filter disposed within the casing and in an airflow path between the annular gap and the one or more openings, and upstream of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,507,417

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING MASS AIR FLOW SIGNAL QUALITY

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

15. A method of filtering a stream of air, the method comprising:providing a filter assembly including a panel housing frame comprising a support frame within, a filter media coupled to an upstream end of the support frame, and a conditioning device coupled to a downstream end of the support frame and positioned in a downstream direction from a clean side of the filter media with respect to the stream of air, wherein the conditioning device is offset from the clean side of the filter media by a separation distance maintained by the support frame;
providing a mass air flow sensor positioned downstream of the conditioning device with respect to the stream of air;
routing the stream of air through the filter media;
after passing through the filter media routing the stream of air through the conditioning device, the conditioning device including a mesh panel; and
routing at least a portion of the stream of air past the mass air flow sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,378

LIVE ACTION MULTI-TRACK SKILLS GAME

Boda Borg Corp., Laguna ...

1. A system for game play comprising:a facility comprising at least one track comprising a plurality of task rooms that are each sequentially accessible along the at least one track by at least one team of at least one player;
wherein each task room of the plurality of task rooms has at least one locked door to control the access of the at least one team into each task room of the plurality of task rooms;
wherein each task room of the plurality of task rooms has at least one problem solving activity to be attempted by the at least one team; and
wherein the at least one problem solving activity of each task room of the plurality of task rooms cannot be discerned prior to initial access into its task room;
a token for tracking teams and team actions; and
a control system programmed to control access into each task room and to track team progress within the plurality of task rooms;
wherein access into an attached subsequent task room is permitted by unlocking the at least one locked door of an attached preceding task room of the plurality of task rooms when the team successfully completes the at least one problem solving activity in the attached preceding task room;
wherein access into the attached subsequent task room is barred by the at least one locked door of the attached preceding task room of the plurality of task rooms when the team fails to complete the task in the attached preceding task room;
wherein the control system tracks the team progress and team actions within each task room utilizing the token; and
wherein the control system is further programmed to assess the success of a first team completing the at least one problem solving activity and to reconfigure the at least one problem solving activity in at least one task room of the plurality of task rooms based upon the assessed success of the first team to complete the at least one problem solving activity.

US Pat. No. 10,507,372

SPORTS BALL REBOUNDER NET

Rukket, LLC, Wilmington,...

1. A sports ball rebounder net, comprising:a frame;
a net suspended within the frame;
a back support adapted to maintain the frame in one or more angles from horizontal over a ground or support surface, said back support having a first arm and a second arm;
a first bracket depending from the frame, said first bracket defining a pivot point and defining two or more holes therethrough spaced apart from the pivot point;
a second bracket depending from the frame, said second bracket defining a pivot point and defining two or more holes therethrough spaced apart from the pivot point;
a first pin associated with the first arm and deployed from a first plunger, said first pin retractably engageable with one of the two or more holes of the first bracket;
a second pin associated with the second arm and deployed from a second plunger, said second pin retractably engageable with one of the two or more holes of the second bracket; and
a cord directly or indirectly joined at one end to the first pin and at its opposite end to the second pin, said cord adapted to be pulled to retract the first pin and the second pin out of the holes of the first and second brackets.

US Pat. No. 10,507,342

FIRE-FIGHT VENTILATOR WITH OVALISED AIR JET

GROUPE LEADER, (FR)

1. A fire fighting blower comprising:a propeller coaxially mounted in a tubular casing for generating an axial airflow, and
an airflow guiding device within the tubular casing, wherein said airflow guiding device comprises
rectifying deflectors for concentrating said axial airflow generated by the propeller in a concentrated axial air jet,
straight deflector which directs a part of said axial airflow in the direction of rotation of said propeller, and
a direction reversing deflector curved in a shape of a gutter inclined in a direction opposite the direction of rotation of the propeller, angularly spaced from and upstream of the straight deflector with regard to movement of said propeller, which directs a part of said axial airflow in a direction opposite that of the direction of rotation of said propeller so that both axial flows directed by the straight deflector and the direction reversing reflector fuse to generate an air stream deflected from the concentrated axial air jet, and
wherein the combination of said deflected air stream and said concentrated air jet form an air jet having an ovalized section.

US Pat. No. 10,507,292

RAPID INFUSER WITH VACUUM RELEASE VALVE

Belmont Instrument, LLC, ...

1. A system for heating a fluid, the system comprising:a conduit defining a central opening;
a primary inductor at least partially within the central opening;
one or more secondary inductors within the conduit;
an inflow tubing connected to the conduit; and
a vacuum release valve,
wherein each of the one or more secondary inductors is substantially parallel, the one or more secondary inductors being separated by gaps,
wherein the primary inductor comprises a coil,
wherein, when the primary inductor is energized, the coil generates magnetic flux passing through the central opening, and
wherein, when pressure in the inflow tubing is lower than atmospheric pressure, the vacuum release valve allows flow of air into the inflow tubing, thereby preventing deformation of the inflow tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,144

ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH

1. An absorbent structure for an absorbent article, comprising a first substrate and an absorbent layer supported thereon; said absorbent layer comprising an absorbent material comprising a superabsorbent polymer material;wherein said absorbent structure comprises a fiberized net structure to at least partially immobilize said absorbent layer onto said first substrate;
whereby said fiberized net structure has a storage modulus (G?) at 21° C. of greater than about 1.2×106 Pa to 7.8×106.

US Pat. No. 10,507,104

SUTURELESS VALVE PROSTHESIS DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Suzhou Jiecheng Medical T...

1. A delivery device for delivering a heart valve prosthesis, the delivery device comprising:a first sheath configured to encase at least a portion of an expandable support frame of the heart valve prosthesis;
a second sheath configured to encase a valve clasper of the heart valve prosthesis, the valve clasper being coupled to the expandable support frame; and
a control unit operably coupled to the first and second sheaths,
wherein along a longitudinal axis, the first sheath is distal to the second sheath, and the second sheath is distal to the control unit, and
wherein the second sheath comprises a bent configuration in which (i) the second sheath has an angle of between about 5 degrees to 60 degrees and (ii) the second sheath maintains the bent configuration, at the same angle ±5 degrees in the absence of a force applied thereto, during delivery of the heart valve prosthesis and removal of the delivery device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,074

OPHTHALMIC ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of manufacturing an ophthalmic illumination system, the method comprising:selecting a supercontinuum laser source from among multiple supercontinuum laser sources, each of the multiple supercontinuum laser sources being arranged to emit a light beam having a respective numerical aperture;
selecting a dichroic mirror from among multiple dichroic mirrors, based on the selected supercontinuum laser source, at least one parameter associated with a shape of each of the dichroic mirrors being different;
obtaining an achromatic collimator comprising a lens, the selected mirror configured to reflect a portion of the light beam towards the achromatic collimator; and
arranging the selected supercontinuum laser source and the selected mirror such that the reflected portion of the light beam has the same numerical aperture for each combination of selected supercontinuum laser source and selected mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,507,038

NEEDLE GUIDE DEVICES FOR MOUNTING ON IMAGING TRANSDUCERS OR ADAPTORS ON IMAGING TRANSDUCER, IMAGING TRANSDUCERS FOR MOUNTING NEEDLE GUIDE DEVICES AND ADAPTORS FOR IMAGING TRANSDUCERS FOR MOUNTING NEEDLE GUIDE DEVICES THEREON

CIVCO MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS...

1. A needle guide device configured for releasable mounting on an imaging transducer or on an adaptor on an imaging transducer, the imaging transducer or the adaptor including a coupling member comprising a rectangular portion projecting outwardly from the imaging transducer or the adapter, wherein the rectangular portion includes first and second undercut recesses on opposing sides of the rectangular portion,said needle guide device comprising:
a lockable mounting assembly; and
a needle guide assembly coupled to the lockable mounting assembly to retain a needle at a desired trajectory with respect to the imaging transducer,
wherein said needle guide assembly comprises:
a body member, and
a needle holder,
said body member comprising a recess for receiving the coupling member therein, wherein the recess comprises a stop portion configured to engage the first undercut recess in the coupling member when the needle guide device is locked to the imaging transducer or the adaptor,
wherein said lockable mounting assembly comprises:
a slidable member having an engagement portion configured to engage the second undercut recess when the needle guide device is locked to the imaging transducer or the adaptor, and
a cam portion coupled to the slidable member and the body member via a pivot pin, wherein the cam portion is laterally offset from a central axis of the pivot pin, such that rotation of the cam portion about the pivot pin causes the slidable member to slide laterally relative to the stop portion in the body member between the locked and unlocked positions,
said lockable mounting assembly being configured to be slidably coupled to said body member and slidable from an unlocked position to a locked position and vice versa, such that when moved from the unlocked position to the locked position, the stop portion of the body member engages the first undercut recess and the engagement portion of the slidable member engages the second undercut portion to clampingly secure the needle guide device to the coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,018

MINIMALLY INVASIVE REPAIR OF A VALVE LEAFLET IN A BEATING HEART

NeoChord, Inc., Eden Pra...

1. A device for repairing a valve leaflet in a beating heart of a patient, comprising:a handle assembly including a shaft extending from a distal end of the handle and adapted to be extended into a chest cavity of the patient, the shaft including a suture channel extending longitudinally through the shaft adapted to receive a suture and a needle channel extending longitudinally through the shaft generally axially parallel with the suture channel;
a capture assembly extending from a distal portion of the shaft and adapted to be positioned within the beating heart, the capture assembly having a clamping mechanism including a proximal clamping jaw defining a distally facing clamping surface and a distal clamping jaw movable with respect to the proximal clamping jaw and defining a proximally facing clamping surface; and
a needle adapted to be slidably positioned within the needle channel, the needle channel having a needle opening defined proximate where the needle channel terminates at the distally facing clamping surface defined by the proximal clamping jaw,
the distal clamping jaw including a jaw suture channel extending at least partially around the distal clamping jaw, a needle lumen extending into the proximally facing clamping surface and aligned with the needle opening, and a suture groove extending across the needle lumen,
such that when a suture is extended through the suture channel of the shaft, around the jaw suture channel of the distal clamping jaw and along the suture groove, the needle can be selectively advanced distally out of the needle opening at the proximal clamping jaw and past the suture positioned in the suture groove into the needle lumen without dislodging the suture from the suture groove and retracted proximally to engage the suture and remove the suture from the suture groove.

US Pat. No. 10,506,980

SCALE FOR DISPLAYING WORKOUT READINESS

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a wireless transceiver;
a physiological measurement apparatus comprising a sensor configured to obtain physiological measurements relating to a user;
a memory configured to record the physiological measurements relating to the user;
a display unit; and
a processor connected to each of the wireless transceiver, the physiological measurement apparatus, the memory, and the display unit, the processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions which are configured to, when executed, cause the electronic apparatus to:
perform an analysis of a plurality of previously recorded first physiological measurements relating to the user, the previously recorded first physiological measurements being taken on a respective first plurality of time periods, wherein at least one of the plurality of first physiological measurements relating to the user is obtained by the physiological measurement apparatus;
derive a user-specific range of acceptable values for one or more second physiological parameters based at least in part on said analysis;
receive a measurement of one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user, the measurement being taken on a second time period via the physiological measurement apparatus, wherein the second time period is separate from the first plurality of time periods;
compare the measurement of the one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user to the range of acceptable values therefor; and
cause the display unit to display an indication of a readiness level of the user such that:
when the measurement of the one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is within the range of acceptable values therefor, the indication comprising an indication of a positive physical readiness condition indicative that the user is in condition to perform a workout during the second time period;
when the measurement of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is outside of the range of acceptable values, but less than a threshold amount stored in the memory, the indication comprising an indication of a non-optimal physical readiness condition indicative that the user may be in condition to perform a workout during the second time period; and
when the measurement of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is outside of the range of acceptable values, and more than the threshold amount, the indication comprising an indication of a negative physical readiness condition indicative that the user is not in condition to begin a workout during the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,506,971

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING MEDICATION ADHERENCE

Ai Cure Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for positioning a user in a field of view of an image acquisition camera by providing automatic guidance to the user on how to position the user, the method comprising the steps of:displaying on a display an image of a user within a field of view of an image acquisition camera;
determining a desired location of a user in a field of view of an image acquisition camera;
determining a current position of the user in the field of view of the image acquisition apparatus;
presenting a location target on the display indicating the desired location of the user in the field of view of the image acquisition camera;
acquiring an image of the user within the field of view of the image acquisition camera by the image acquisition camera;
following movement of the user in the field of view of the image acquisition camera by relative movement of the user image on the display; and
confirming interaction between the user and the location target when they are determined to be coextensive on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,506,943

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING INTRABODY TISSUES

Sensible Medical Innovati...

1. A wearable monitoring device for monitoring an intrabody region during a stress ergometry test for detecting a pathological state in a patient, comprising:at least one probe comprising at least one transducer configured for transmitting to and intercepting electromagnetic (EM) radiation from at least one intrabody region of the lungs of the patient while said patient is performing the stress examination test;
at least one hardware processor in communication with the at least one probe, and in communication with the at least one of a communication interface and a display;
a non-transitory memory having stored thereon a code for execution by the at least one hardware processor of the wearable monitoring device, comprising:
code for detecting a breathing cycle of the patient according to an analysis of the intercepted EM radiation transmitted by the at least one probe;
code for calculating a dielectric related change of the at least one intrabody region by analyzing respective said intercepted EM radiation transmitted by the at least one probe in view of a differential signal computed according to the detected breathing cycle; and
code for detecting a change in measured fluid in the lungs during said stress examination test according to said dielectric related change,
wherein said change in measured fluid is detected relative to a baseline level of fluid within the at least one intrabody tissue, wherein the baseline level of fluid is measured during a calibration stage performed before monitoring of the stress examination test is initiated; and
code for outputting via at least one of the communication interface and the display, a notification indicative of said change in measured fluid in the lungs during said stress examination test, wherein said change in measured fluid in the lungs is indicative of the pathological state of the patient with higher sensitivity and/or specificity in comparison to stress examination test alone.

US Pat. No. 10,506,931

NON INVASIVE MONITORING OF ARTERIAL STIFFNESS

Empirical Technologies Co...

1. In a non-invasive arterial stiffness monitoring system, a computer-implemented method for quantitatively measuring relative arterial stiffness of a patient based on component pulse features comprising the steps of:a. monitoring said patient's arterial pulse through use of a single location sensor to detect said patient's arterial pressure pulse, said arterial pressure pulse having component pulses comprising a primary systolic pulse, a renal reflection pulse, and an iliac reflection pulse;
b. gathering the detected arterial pressure pulse as data from said sensor with a processor of a computing device and storing said data on a non-transitory readable medium in said processor;
c. running a pulse decomposition analysis with said processor as the data is received from said sensor, said pulse decomposition analysis identifying component pulse features of said arterial pressure pulse component pulses, said component pulse features being a primary systolic pulse location peak, a renal reflection pulse location peak, and an iliac reflection pulse location peak within each of said component pulses;
d. determining, with said processor, an arterial stiffness (AS) factor for said patient based on said pulse decomposition analysis, said AS factor being independent of blood pressure variations, comprising the steps of:
i. calculating a time window between said primary systolic pulse location peak and said iliac reflection pulse location peak;
ii. calculating a second derivative curve of said arterial pressure pulse within said time window;
iii. determining an integral of said second derivative curve between said primary systolic pulse and said iliac reflection pulse;
iv. multiplying said integral by ?1 to obtain a positive number; and
v. dividing said positive number by an onset peak amplitude in said second derivative curve;
e. determining, with said processor, an AS factor score for said patient by generating an AS percentage by comparing said AS factor for said patient to a range of historical AS percentages stored in a database within said processor, and comparing said AS percentage to population data stored within said processor;
f. assigning said AS factor score to said patient, wherein said AS factor score corresponds to a quantitatively measurable degree of relative arterial stiffness of said patient; and
g. monitoring stiffening of the arteries of said patient based on said AS factor score.

US Pat. No. 10,506,901

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH PRODUCT LEVEL INDICATOR CALIBRATION

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser comprising:a housing including a base portion and a cover, wherein the cover is movable relative to the base portion to define an open position and a closed position;
at least one roll holder configured to receive a product roll;
a dispensing mechanism configured to receive sheet product from the product roll and dispense a portion of the sheet product from the product roll;
a sensor configured to emit a signal toward the product roll and receive the signal, wherein the signal is reflected off a surface of the product roll; and
a controller configured to:
receive an indication that the product roll was installed into the at least one roll holder;
operate the sensor to emit and receive the signal;
determine a time-of-flight of the signal that correlates to a time period from when the signal was emitted by the sensor to when the signal was received by the sensor;
determine an expected characteristic of a theoretical signal for a theoretical full product roll installed in the sheet product dispenser, wherein the expected characteristic comprises at least one of an expected time-of-flight of the theoretical signal and an expected distance to the surface of the theoretical full product roll;
compare a characteristic of the signal to the expected characteristic of the theoretical signal, wherein the characteristic of the signal is at least one of the time-of-flight of the signal or a distance to the surface of the installed product roll, wherein the distance is determined based on the time-of-flight of the signal; and
adjust a product depletion curve based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,506,890

CUP HOLDER

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A cup holder comprising:a holder body including a peripheral wall surrounding an accommodation space;
a tray provided in the accommodation space and vertically shiftably supported by the peripheral wall; and
a height adjuster configured to vertically shift the tray, wherein
the height adjuster includes:
at least one rack gear extending vertically on the peripheral wall;
at least one pinion gear rotatably supported by the tray and meshing with the rack gear;
a spring provided at the tray, wherein the spring provides energy to rotate the pinion gear for upward movement of the tray;
a transmitting shaft provided below a lower surface of the tray and extending in parallel with the lower surface;
a pair of pinion gears configured identically with the pinion gear and provided at respective ends of the transmitting shaft; and
a pair of rack gears configured identically with the rack gear and meshing with the pair of pinion gears,
the peripheral wall has grooves recessed radially outward, extending vertically, and provided with the rack gears,
each of the grooves has a pair of groove opposite surfaces facing each other along a periphery of the accommodation space,
the tray is provided with a pair of guide protruded portions vertically shiftably fitting to the grooves, and
each of the guide protruded portions has a pair of tray opposite surfaces facing the pair of groove opposite surfaces and shaped to match the groove opposite surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,506,889

INSULATED VESSEL WITH AUGMENTED REALITY TARGET AND SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME

Tervis Tumbler Company, ...

1. An augmented reality system comprising:a) a double walled vessel configured for use with an AR display device, the AR display device includes a video screen for providing an augmented reality image thereon and a camera or scanner for scanning an AR target, said double walled vessel comprising:
1) an inner vessel having a sidewall including an outer surface;
2) an outer vessel having sidewall including an inner surface, said inner vessel being disposed within said outer vessel with said outer surface of said inner vessel spaced from said inner surface of said outer vessel to form a hollow isolated space therebetween; and
3) an AR target located in said isolated space, wherein said AR target in the form of a visible image and is located directly in front of a portion said sidewall of said inner vessel and directly behind a portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel whereupon said AR target is located between said portion of said sidewall of said inner vessel and said portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel, said AR target being isolated from the ambient atmosphere outside of said double walled vessel to protect said AR target from external damage, staining, or other degradation, said AR target being configured to be visible through at least one of said portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel and said portion of said sidewall of said inner vessel, whereupon said visible image of said AR target can be imaged or scanned by the camera or scanner of the AR display device to produce an electronic signal indicative thereof; and
b) software configured to operate in response to the electronic signal from the camera or scanner to result in the production of an augmented reality image on the video screen.

US Pat. No. 10,506,858

SECURING AN OPENING OF A CARRYING CONTAINER

DIVA V., North York, Ont...

1. A method for securing an opening into a carrying container, wherein said method comprises the steps of:providing a system for securing said opening into said container;
providing a decorative ornament attachable to said securing system, said decorative ornament including a protrusion configured so as to substantially hide said securing system from view, and an attractant element removably secured to said decorative ornament, said decorative ornament further including an attachment member for removable attachment to said securing system, and providing said securing system with a securing mechanism for operably and removably securing opposing container sides of an external container during a use thereof;
attaching said decorative ornament to said securing system in a removably secured arrangement to a portion of said container during said use; and
providing said attractant element with a light emitter, a power supply, and a motion sensor for generating light upon being triggered.
which said attractant element further includes at least one of a sound and a motion generating unit for reproducing at least one of musical pieces, voices, recognizable sounds, or to cause a motion mechanism to move through repeated sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,506,848

FOOTWEAR INCORPORATING A TENSILE ELEMENT WITH A DEPOSITION LAYER

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear, the method comprising:laying a plurality of strand segments adjacent to a base layer, at least a portion of the strand segments extending substantially parallel to, and being unsecured to, the base layer for a distance of at least five centimeters;
depositing an at least partially liquid material onto the base layer and the strand segments, while the at least a portion of the strand segments is unsecured to the base layer, by screen printing to form a deposition layer, the strand segments being located between the base layer and the deposition layer, the deposition layer being bonded to, and securing, the base layer and the strand segments; and
incorporating the base layer, strand segments, and deposition layer into an upper of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,506,846

CUSHIONING ELEMENT FOR SPORTS APPAREL

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A shoe sole comprising at least one cushioning element for sports apparel, the at least one cushioning element further comprising:(a) a first deformation element comprising a plurality of randomly arranged particles of an expanded material;
(b) wherein there are first voids within the particles, between the particles, or both within and between the particles;
(c) wherein the first deformation element takes up a first partial region of the cushioning element and wherein the cushioning element further comprises a second deformation element comprising a plurality of randomly arranges particles of an expanded material;
(d) wherein there are second voids within the particles, between the particles, or both within and between the particles of the second deformation element, and wherein the second voids are smaller on average than the first voids of the first deformation element.

US Pat. No. 10,506,833

VAPORIZER INCLUDING A HEATER ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A vaporizer comprising:a heater assembly including a substrate and a heating element, the substrate including a first surface and an opposing second surface, the heating element disposed on the second surface of the substrate; and
a delivery device spaced apart from the heater assembly, the delivery device configured to dispense a liquid onto the first surface of the substrate, the heating element disposed such that the first surface of the substrate is between the delivery device and the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,506,831

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. An atomizer for an electronic cigarette, comprising a housing, a liquid storage chamber arranged in the housing, and an atomization assembly arranged in the housing, the atomization assembly comprising a main body, a liquid absorbing element arranged in the main body, and a heating element arranged in the main body, the main body defining a liquid inlet, the liquid storage chamber defining a liquid outlet fitting the liquid inlet in an inner sidewall thereof; wherein a blocking element is further provided between the inner sidewall of the liquid storage chamber and the main body, and a through hole is defined on the blocking element; wherein one end of the housing is provided with a movable element, which is capable of rotating relative to the housing to cause rotation of the blocking element, thus allowing the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet to be in communication through the through hole or allowing a sidewall of the blocking element to cut off the communication between the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet.