US Pat. No. 10,429,100

CLAMPING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A SOLAR MODULE

Solibro Hi-Tech GmbH, Bi...

1. A clamping device for a solar module, the clamping device comprising:a receiving portion for receiving an edge portion of the solar module, said receiving portion having at least a first side wall portion and an additional side wall portion together forming a receiving region;
said additional side wall portion being bendable about a bending axis, and the bending axis being orientated parallel with a longitudinal axis of the clamping device;
said receiving portion being constructed integrally in one piece;
at least one spacer element disposed on said additional side wall portion and configured for ensuring a minimum spacing between said additional side wall portion and a carrier structure, said spacer element being constructed by said additional side wall portion; and
said receiving portion having a modulus of elasticity greater than a modulus of elasticity of rubber.

US Pat. No. 10,429,098

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER

LMK THERMOSAFE LIMITED, ...

1. A method of programming a temperature controller for a heater for heating the contents of a container in a hazardous area, the method comprising the steps of:writing identification data and parameter data to a memory of a portable token in an area remote from the hazardous area;
transporting said portable token to a position in proximity to the temperature controller in the hazardous area;
transmitting, by means of a near field communication method, the identification data and parameter data stored in the memory of the portable token to a receiver in the temperature controller;
comparing the identification data received by the temperature controller with identification data stored in a memory of the temperature controller;
if said comparison of identification data is positive, updating parameter data stored in the memory of the temperature controller with the parameter data received by the receiver; and
if said comparison is negative, not updating the parameter data stored in the memory of the temperature controller with the parameter data received by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,429,083

MULTI-TYPE AIR CONDITIONER SYSTEM

Qingdao Hisense Hitachi A...

1. A multi-type air conditioner system, comprising: an outdoor machine, an indoor machine connected with the outdoor machine through a first refrigerant pipe, and a controller connected respectively with the outdoor machine and the indoor machine through a shielded signal line, the multi-type air conditioner system further comprising:a set of underfloor-heating pipes connected with the outdoor machine through a second refrigerant pipe; and
wherein the controller is configured to transmit a refrigeration operation signal to the outdoor machine through the shielded signal line when the multi-type air conditioner system is operated in cooling mode so that refrigerant flows into the indoor machine, and the controller is configured to transmit a heating operation signal to the outdoor machine through the shielded signal line when the multi-type air conditioner system is operated in heating mode so that refrigerant at high temperature and high pressure gas state flows into at least the set of underfloor-heating pipes;
wherein the outdoor machine comprises an outdoor machine control board unit, a refrigerant flow direction control unit, a refrigerant control unit, a valve controller, an over-pressure protection unit and a filter protection unit, wherein:
the outdoor machine control board unit is configured to transmit a refrigerant flow direction control signal to the refrigerant flow direction control unit upon reception of the heating operation signal or the refrigeration operation signal transmitted by the controller and to transmit a refrigerant control signal to the refrigerant control unit according to received indoor temperature and user-preset temperature transmitted by the controller;
the refrigerant flow direction control unit is configured to open the second refrigerant pipe connected with the set of underfloor-heating pipes so that the refrigerant flows into the set of underfloor-heating pipes or to open the first refrigerant pipe connected with the indoor machine so that the refrigerant flows into the indoor machine, upon reception of the refrigerant flow direction control signal transmitted by the outdoor machine control board unit;
the refrigerant control unit is configured to control modality of the refrigerant and to control the flow of the refrigerant upon reception of the refrigerant control signal transmitted by the outdoor machine control board;
the valve controller is configured to control valves in the outdoor machine through an outdoor machine control board;
the over-pressure protection unit is configured to detect the pressure of the refrigerant in refrigerant pipes and to stop a compressor from operating when the pressure exceeds a threshold; and
the filter protection unit is configured to filter out impurities in the refrigerant and to return lubricating oil separated from the refrigerant to the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,080

ELECTRIC STOVETOP HEATER UNIT WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Zoppas Industries de Mexi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a heater comprising a heating element having a region that does not contain a surface heating portion of the heating element, the heating element operatively connected between a first terminal in electrical contact with a second terminal to conduct a current through the heating element, the first and second terminals configured to connect across a power supply configured to provide the current for the heating element;
a medallion positioned in the region;
a thermostat coupled with the medallion and the heating element to form an integrated unit that is removable from a power source, the thermostat positioned in the region at approximately a center of the heater; and
an urging element providing an upward force to cause the thermostat to make physical contact with an object, the urging element comprising:
an urging surface abutting a bottom surface of the medallion and providing an upward force to the thermostat; and
a deformable surface operatively connected to the urging surface and that mechanically deforms to cause an upward force in response to a downward force applied from the object to the thermostat, the deformable surface comprising at least one planar section, the upward force applied through the deformable surface being a restorative force,
wherein the heater further comprises:
a first conductor connected between the first terminal and a first end of the heating element, the first conductor configured to conduct the current between the first terminal and the first end of the heating element;
a second conductor connected between the thermostat and a second end of the heating element, the second conductor configured to conduct the current between the second end of the heating element and a first end of the thermostat; and
a third conductor connected between a second end of the thermostat and the second terminal, the third conductor configured to conduct the current between the second end of the thermostat and the second terminal,
wherein the connection between the second end and the second conductor is positioned at a location along the heater that is most radially distant from the center of the heater and is positioned radially outwardly from the connection between the first end and the first conductor;
wherein the thermostat is operatively connected in series between the first terminal and the second terminal, thereby allowing the current to flow through the thermostat, the thermostat comprising:
a contact surface disposed to make physical contact with an object placed on the surface heating portion; and
a switch disposed between the first and the second ends of the thermostat and configured to react when the contact surface experiences a temperature equal to or greater than a temperature limit, the reacting comprising preventing the current from conducting through the heating element, the current conducting through the switch when the temperature is not equal to or greater than the temperature limit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,079

ELECTRIC STOVETOP HEATER UNIT WITH INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Zoppas Industries de Mexi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a heater comprising a heating element having a region that does not contain a surface heating portion of the heating element;
a thermostat coupled with the heating element to form an integrated unit that is removable from a power source, the thermostat being positioned in the region, a first portion of the heating element coupled to a first end of the thermostat, a second portion of the heating element extending across the surface heating portion and coupled to a second end of the thermostat, the thermostat comprising:
a contact surface disposed to make physical contact with an object placed on the surface heating portion, the contact surface defining the point of temperature measurement for the thermostat; and
a switch configured to prevent a current from conducting through the heating element when the contact surface experiences a temperature equal to or greater than a temperature limit; and
an urging element providing an upward force to cause the contact surface to make physical contact with the object, the urging element comprising:
an urging surface abutting a bottom surface of the thermostat and providing the upward force to the thermostat; and
a deformable surface operatively connected to the urging surface and that mechanically deforms to cause the upward force in response to a downward force applied from the object to the thermostat, the deformable surface comprising a plurality of planar sections each connected at an angle, the upward force applied through the deformable surface being a restorative force to urge the deformable surface to restore the angles between the plurality of planar sections.

US Pat. No. 10,429,077

DOMESTIC OVEN HAVING A DOOR WITH TWO DOOR WINGS

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A domestic oven comprising a heatable oven cavity having a frontal opening having opposite sides, and a door for closing said frontal opening, wherein the door comprises a first door wing and a second door wing, wherein each door wing comprises a first vertical edge that is mounted pivotally about a vertical axis respectively on one of the opposite sides of said frontal opening to a structure of the domestic oven for a movement between a closed position and an open position of the door, wherein in said closed position of the door the door wings form a vertical gap between adjacent second vertical edges of either door wing, wherein at least one elastic sealing is arranged on at least one of said second vertical edges of said first door wing or of said second door wing in order to seal said vertical gap against escape of heat or steam from said oven cavity when the door in the closed position, wherein at least one thermal shield arranged at the second vertical edge of at least one of said door wings covers said at least one elastic sealing in the closed state of said door to shield said at least one elastic sealing from cooking heat from the heatable oven cavity in use and in said closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,429,072

REGENERATIVE BURNER FOR NON-SYMMETRICAL COMBUSTION

Bloom Engineering Company...

1. A burner for non-symmetrical combustion, comprising:a burner housing enclosing a burner plenum;
a fuel conduit extending longitudinally within the housing and positioned coaxial with an axis spaced from a central axis of the burner, with the fuel conduit defining a fuel exit opening;
an air conduit extending into the housing, with the air conduit defining an air opening on an opposite side of the burner central axis from the fuel exit opening; and
a baffle positioned at least partially around the fuel conduit and defining the air conduit,
wherein the baffle further defines a cavity that surrounds a portion of the fuel conduit and extends beyond the fuel exit opening,
wherein at least a portion of a sidewall of the baffle defining the cavity converges from the axis of the fuel conduit, and
wherein in the area in which the cavity surrounds the portion of the fuel conduit, an outer surface of the fuel conduit and the sidewall of the baffle immediately and directly define an annular opening extending from the burner plenum into the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,429,058

HIGH VISIBILITY TOOL HANDLE WITH ACTIVE ILLUMINATION

GLOCORE TOOLS, LLC, Reyn...

1. A tool comprising:a straight, cylindrical, light transmissive shaft;
a fire ax head affixed to a first end of the shaft;
a hand grip portion affixed to a second end of the shaft;
a light source located along the shaft such that the light therefrom illuminates the interior of the shaft; and
an on/off switch, in communication with the light source, arranged in the hand grip portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,052

LED LIGHTING FIXTURE

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture comprising:a lighting fixture body, the lighting fixture body comprising one or more metal parts configured to act as heat sinks; and
at least one LED module;
wherein:
each LED module comprises:
a raised base;
one or more LEDs;
an optical assembly consisting of only:
a lens,
a light spreader disk, and
a bulb,
wherein:
 the lens is securely fixed directly to the light spreader disk and positioned between the light spreader disk and the one or more LEDs, such that at least a portion of the light emitted by the one or more LEDs is directly incident upon the light spreader disk and the bulb is an envelope of the LED module, and
 the optical assembly is removably mounted to the raised base, such that the optical assembly is independently selectively replaceable with another optical assembly; and
a board, said one or more LEDs being operatively and fixedly mounted to said board and said board being mounted to a top surface of said raised base, wherein the mounting of the board having said one or more LEDs operatively mounted thereto on the top surface of said raised base places said one or more LEDs in a raised position within the LED module such that the optical assembly is removably mounted directly over and separate from said one or more LEDs;
said optical assembly is configured to give the LED module an appearance that emulates the appearance of an incandescent bulb; and
said one or more LEDs are further operatively and fixedly mounted into the lighting fixture body such that:
the one or more LEDs are hard-wired into the lighting fixture; and
the one or more LEDs are operatively and fixedly mounted into thermally conductive communication with at least one heat sink, said board providing at least a portion of a thermally conductive and electrically isolated path for said thermally conductive communication.

US Pat. No. 10,429,050

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS HAVING DIFFERENT PACKAGING DENSITIES

Citizen Electronics Co., ...

1. A light-emitting apparatus comprising:a packaging substrate having a packaging area;
a first electrical conduction pattern and a second electrical conduction pattern arranged along the periphery of the packaging area;
a first element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a second element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a third element group having a plurality of light-emitting elements;
a sealing resin that seals at least the first element group, the second element group and the third element group, and
a lens on the packaging substrate, wherein
the first element group, the second element group and the third element group are connected in parallel between the first electrical conduction pattern and the second electrical conduction pattern,
the packaging area includes a first packaging area including central portion of the packaging area and a second packaging area surrounding about the first packaging area,
the first element group includes a first portion arranged in the first packaging area, a second portion arranged in the second packaging area, and a third portion arranged in second packaging area, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first portion, the second portion and the third portion are series-connected to each other,
the second element group includes a fourth portion connected with the first electrical conduction pattern in the second packaging area, a fifth portion connected with the second electrical conduction pattern in second packaging area, and a sixth portion connected in zigzags between the fourth portion and the fifth portion, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the fourth portion, the fifth portion and the sixth portion are series-connected to each other,
the third element group includes a seventh portion connected with the first electrical conduction pattern in the second packaging area, an eighth portion connected with the second electrical conduction pattern in second packaging area, and a ninth portion connected in zigzags between the seventh portion and the eighth portion, the plurality of light-emitting elements in the seventh portion, the eighth portion and the eighth portion are series-connected to each other,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first portion is shorter than the packaging intervals of plurality of light-emitting elements in the second portion, third portion, the fourth portion, the fifth portion, the sixth portion, the seventh portion, the eighth portion and the ninth portion,
the optical axis of the lens substantially coincides with the center of the packaging area,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first packaging area is narrower than 0.25 times the length of one side of the light-emitting elements,
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the second packaging area is wider than 0.25 times the length of one side of the light-emitting elements, and
the packaging interval of the plurality of light-emitting elements in the first packaging area is equal or wider than 5 ?m and equal or narrower than 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,429,044

LIGHTING FIXTURE MOUNTING SYSTEMS

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A mounting system for mounting a lighting fixture, the mounting system comprising a mounting frame comprising:a plate portion configured to be secured to a mounting surface;
one or more mounting tabs disposed on the plate portion and configured to secure the lighting fixture to the mounting plate and extending outwardly in a first direction from a plane defined by the plate portion; and
one or more indexing tabs extending outwardly from the plane defined by the plate portion, the one or more indexing tabs extending outwardly in the first direction from the plane defined by the plate portion by a larger distance than the one or more mounting tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,429,043

STAND FOR ELONGATED LIGHTING APPARATUS

Feit Electric Company, In...

1. A portable support stand for supporting an elongated luminaire, the portable support stand comprising:a base portion configured to be positioned on a horizontal support surface; and
a hollow luminaire holster offset at an acute angle relative to the base portion, having a circumference, and being detachably coupled to the base portion, at least a portion of the hollow luminaire holster being configured to receive the elongate luminaire within the circumference of the hollow luminaire holster and to support the elongated luminaire in a fixed orientation relative to the support surface,
wherein:
the base portion comprises a hole extending there-through,
when coupled relative to one another, at least a portion of the hollow luminaire holster extends through the hole in the base portion,
the hollow luminaire holster comprises a holster body, one or more support flanges, a first open panel, and a second open panel that collectively define the circumference of the hollow luminaire holster, the first open panel defining a first opening, the second open panel defining a second opening;
the one or more support flanges extend beyond a first end of the holster body in an axial direction of the holster, the first end of the holster body being opposite a second end of the holster body positioned adjacent the base portion;
the holster body has a primary axis extending between the first end and the second end of the holster body;
the second opening is sized differently than the first opening, positioned circumferentially opposite the first opening, and positioned at least partially axially opposite the first opening; and
the second opening and the first opening both extend from the second end of the holster body.

US Pat. No. 10,429,040

INTERCHANGEABLE ADAPTER FOR CHANGING LED LIGHT BULBS

GR Ventures L.L.C., Nort...

1. A head piece for an adapter for changing a light bulb, comprising:a base plate, said base plate having opposite first and second sides, said base plate defining a platform at said first side;
a primary gripping member extending from said platform of said first side of said base plate away from said second side, said primary gripping member being positioned with respect to said platform to engage the light bulb, said primary gripping member is a suction cup having an open face facing away from said platform for gripping the light bulb, said suction cup including an attachment member for coupling to said platform, said attachment member including an extension extending from a bottom of said suction cup and received in an opening of said platform, and said extension including a flanged end for catching on said platform;
a secondary gripping member extending from said platform of said first side of said base plate away from said second side, said primary gripping member extending further away from said platform than does said secondary gripping member, said secondary gripping member surrounding said primary gripping member and being configured to grip the light bulb; and
an engagement member extending from said second side of said base plate away from said first side for engaging a holder of the adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,429,038

TRANSOM LIGHT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TRANSOM LIGHT ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A transom light arrangement, comprising:a transom, which is arranged between a construction element and a transom light;
a light source arrangement, which is mounted at least one of on or in the transom, the light source arrangement or the transom defining a horizontal plane; and
a screen structure,
wherein the light source arrangement and the screen structure are arranged relative to one another and are configured such that a spatial region above the horizontal plane is illuminated using the light source arrangement; wherein the light source arrangement is mounted movably to adapt an emission characteristic of the light source arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,429,036

THIN FLAT PANEL LED LUMINAIRE

KUNSHAN CHENGTAI ELECTRIC...

1. A thin LED flat luminaire, comprising:a LED bar having at least one light emitting diode disposed thereon;
a transformer provided between a power source and the at least one light emitting diode to reduce a voltage from the power source to a voltage required to operate the at least one light emitting diode;
an optical stack having an edge that abuts the LED bar, including, from top to bottom,
a flat baseboard,
a flat reflection panel for receiving light from the LED bar,
a flat acrylic panel having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface facing the flat reflection panel, the top surface having a mask pattern printed thereon, the mask pattern for filtering light transmitted from the flat reflection panel into the flat acrylic panel for providing a uniform transmission of the light from the acrylic panel across the bottom surface of the flat acrylic panel, and
a flat diffusion panel configured to receive the light from the bottom surface of the flat acrylic panel and emit the light into a space to be illuminated.

US Pat. No. 10,429,033

QUANTUM DOT, RESIN, QUANTUM DOT SHEET AND BACK LIGHT UNIT USING THE SAME

HEESUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A quantum dot sheet comprising quantum dots, light scattering agents, and a resin,wherein the resin includes repeated units represented by the following Chemical Formula 1

in Chemical Formula 1, Ar is an aryl group of C6-C30, and B is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group of C2-C5.

US Pat. No. 10,429,031

LINEAR LED MODULE AND BACKLIGHT UNIT INCLUDING THE SAME

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A backlight unit comprising:a rear case arranged in rear of a display panel;
a reflective sheet positioned in the rear of the display panel in the rear case; and
a linear light emitting diode (LED) module comprising an LED bar and a linear reflector and arranged along one side edge of the reflective sheet,
wherein the linear reflector comprises a mounting portion on which the LED bar is mounted along a lengthwise direction and a composite reflective portion integrated with the mounting portion and adapted to primarily reflect light emitted from the LED bar toward the reflective sheet,
wherein a cross-section of the composite reflective portion comprises a curved reflective surface adjacent to the mounting portion and a straight reflective surface extending away from a boundary with the mounting portion,
wherein the reflective sheet is adapted to secondarily reflect the light primarily reflected from the composite reflective portion toward the display panel,
wherein the LED bar comprises a plurality of LEDs arrayed on a substrate in a lengthwise direction of the substrate, each of the LEDs having an optical axis,
wherein the composite reflective portion is configured to intersect the optical axis,
wherein the mounting portion comprises a mounting surface on which the LED bar is mounted,
wherein the mounting surface is divided into an inner surface and an outer surface by a line drawn perpendicular to the mounting surface from the boundary between the curved reflective surface and the straight reflective surface, such that the inner surface is between a first end adjacent to the curved surface and the line and the outer surface is between the line and a second end opposite to the first end,
wherein the LEDs lies in the inner surface,
wherein the reflective sheet comprises one or more light attenuating areas formed around its one side edge adjacent to the linear LED module to increase the amount of light absorbed and reduce the amount of light reflected, and
wherein a number of holes or black dot patterns are formed in the light attenuating areas.

US Pat. No. 10,429,028

SOFT BOX WITH SMOOTH ROD FOLDING STRUCTURE

HYUNDAE PHOTONICS CO., LT...

1. In a soft box with a plurality of rods (2) arranged radially with respect to a speed ring (1) and a strobe mounted in the center, a soft box with a smooth rod folding structure, comprising:brackets (10) mounted on the edge of the speed ring (1) at uniform intervals so as to couple the rods (2);
a lever (20) mounted by a first hinge part on the upper end of each of the brackets (10);
a link (30) connected to the lever (20) by a second hinge part(H2), which is provided to the lever (20) so as to be located at the rear end side of the bracket (10) at the same height as the first hinge part (H1) when the lever (20) is fully lifted to the upper part of the bracket (10) and moved to the side surface of the bracket (10) when the lever (20) is moved reversely;
a rod support (40) provided by a third hinge part (H3) at the lower end of the bracket (10) such that the rod (2) is inserted thereinto and having a fourth hinge part (H4) so as to be connected to the link (30) such that, when the lever (20) is operated, the force of the lever (20) is transmitted to the rod support (40) through the link (30) and the rod support (40) rotates with respect to the third hinge part (H3).

US Pat. No. 10,429,027

LAMP UNIT, AND LIGHTING DEVICE AND VEHICLE LAMP USING SAME

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

1. A lamp unit comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) light source including a printed circuit board and a LED device disposed on a first surface of the printed circuit board;
a support part provided to support the LED light source;
a transfer part provided to face the LED light source; and
a connection part provided between a first edge of the support part and a first edge of the transfer part,
wherein the support part is bent in a vertical direction from a first edge of the connection part,
wherein the transfer part is bent to face the support part from a second edge of the connection part,
wherein the support part and the transfer part are formed of a same material as the connection part,
wherein the first surface of the printed circuit board is overlapped with the transfer part and support part in a horizontal direction orthogonal to the vertical direction,
wherein a first end of the printed circuit board faces a first surface of the connection part and is spaced apart from the first surface of the connection part,
wherein the transfer part includes an opening facing an emitting surface of the LED device and a light transfer part disposed on the opening penetrating a body of the transfer part,
wherein the light transfer part of the transfer part transmits light generated from the LED device, and
wherein the support part, the connection part, and the transfer part combine to form a thermally conductive frame, and heat of the LED light source is transferred by conduction to the support part, the connection part, and the transfer part and by convection from the thermally conductive frame.

US Pat. No. 10,429,025

VEHICLE LIGHT ASSEMBLY SENSING MOISTURE WITH LIGHT REFLECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle light assembly comprising:a housing;
a light source disposed in the housing;
a lens disposed in front of the light source;
a sensor disposed in the housing for sensing light emitted by the light source and reflected from moisture on the lens;
a heater disposed on the lens and activated based on the sensed light for reducing the moisture;
a light shield located between the light source and the sensor to block light emitted directly from the light source;
a rain sensor detecting outside moisture; and
a controller controlling the heater and communicating with the rain sensor, the light sensor and the heater, wherein the controlling activates the heater based on the sensed reflected light and outputs a notice to service the light assembly when the rain sensor detects no outside moisture for a predetermined time while the sensed reflected light indicates moisture inside the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,429,017

ELECTRICAL COVER

2BR Creations, LLC, Evan...

1. An outlet cover, comprising:an electrical cover extending to a pair of opposed rim sides;
a raised plateau medially disposed on said electrical cover; and
a receptacle guard medially disposed on said raised plateau, said receptacle guard includes an upper receptacle grasp and a lower receptacle grasp to receive each electrical receptacle of an electrical outlet, wherein each of said upper receptacle grasp and said lower receptacle grasp include grasp walls configured to grip each said electrical receptacle to hold said outlet cover in place.

US Pat. No. 10,429,013

PORTABLE WORKLIGHT

Ningbo Utec Electric Co. ...

1. A portable worklight, comprising:a main body having a lower end, a left side, a right side, a front surface and a rear surface, with a first illumination device provided on the front surface;
a left side body hingedly coupled to the left side and having a second illumination device;
a right side body hingedly coupled to the right side and having a third illumination device;
a base pivotably mounted to the lower end of the main body and having a connecting member that is pivotably connected to the lower end of the main body;
wherein the worklight can be configured in a deployed position and a storage position, wherein in the storage position, the left side body and the right side body folded against the rear surface of the main body, and the rear surface of the main body is pivoted against the base; and
wherein the base has a raised central bar with two legs supported on either side of the central bar, with the connecting member extending from the central bar, the base further including a support member extending from each leg, and with the support members connect to an elevated resting bar, and wherein a recessed space is defined between the elevated resting bar, the raised central bar, and two support members, with the recessed space adapted to receive the left side body and the right side body when the worklight is in the storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,429,007

GAS PRESSURE TANK STRUCTURE

Amsted Rail Company, Inc....

1. A gas pressure tank structure, comprising:a tank wall (1), a compression oil cylinder (2), a locking ring (3), a spring cylinder (4), a locating pin mounting hole (5), a dowel pinhole (6), a refractory brick (7), a guide mechanism (8), a sealing structure (9), an arc joint (10), an arc shaped tank bottom (11), a steel ladle stand (12), a tank cover (13), and a reinforcing board (14);
wherein the tank wall (1) is provided on its left side with the compression oil cylinder (2), the compression oil cylinder (2) is provided on its lower side with the locking ring (3), the locking ring (3) is provided on its lower side with the spring cylinder (4), the tank wall (1) is provided on its right side with the locating pin mounting hole (5), the locating pin mounting hole (5) is provided thereon with the dowel pinhole (6), the tank wall (1) is provided therein with the refractory brick (7) and the guide mechanism (8), the tank wall (1) is provided at its upper end with the sealing structure (9) and is provided at its lower side with the arc joint (10), the arc joint (10) is connected with the arc shaped tank bottom (11), the refractory brick (7) is provided thereon with the steel ladle stand (12), and the tank wall (1) is provided thereon with the tank cover (13).

US Pat. No. 10,429,003

MAGNETIC OBJECT SUSPENSION APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CONTI-BROS, INC., Greenv...

1. An apparatus for suspending an item comprising:a carrier;a focusing member coupled to the carrier, the focusing member being comprised of a ferrous material; anda magnet disposed in physical contact with the focusing member such that an attraction surface of the magnet is exposed to permit direct contact between the magnet and the item;wherein the focusing member is formed as a focusing cup having side surfaces and a bottom surface that form a cavity, wherein the magnet is received into the cavity of the focusing cup;wherein the ferrous material of the focusing member is formed to affect and focus a magnetic field of the magnet towards the attraction surface such that a maximum magnetic field is oriented toward a location where the item suspends.

US Pat. No. 10,429,000

MAGNETIC BRACKET AND METHOD

TERMAX LLC, Lake Zurich,...

1. A magnetic bracket for attachment to a non-magnetic part of a vehicle chassis comprising:a base having a magnetic portion operable to attach to a magnetic fastener and to align with the non-magnetic part of a vehicle chassis in response to the magnetic attraction between the magnetic fastener and the magnetic portion; and
at least two posts at opposite ends of the base, the posts bend upwards from the base to guide the posts upon insertion into at least two clips are operable to attach at the posts and to the non-magnetic part,
wherein the posts have a rectangular notch opening between the base and at least one post such that the posts bend precisely.

US Pat. No. 10,428,993

NON-METALLIC CLIP CONNECTION SYSTEM

WHITEFIELD PLASTICS CORPO...

1. A non-metallic clip connection system comprising:a non-metallic clip comprising:
a substantially rectangular base portion comprising a clip retention feature,
a first longitudinal flared wing portion that spans a longitudinal length of the base portion comprising a first substantially flat exterior facing surface on a first side and a first flared interior facing surface on a side opposite of the first side, and
a second longitudinal flared wing portion that spans a longitudinal length of the base portion comprising a second substantially flat exterior facing surface on a second side and a second flared interior facing surface on a side opposite of the second side,
a first non-metallic member comprising a first portion of a non-metallic clip receiver and a second non-metallic member independent from the first non-metallic member comprising a second portion of the non-metallic clip receiver, wherein the non-metallic clip receiver comprises a clip retention feature receiver,
wherein the non-metallic clip is inserted longitudinally into the non-metallic clip receiver and the first non-metallic member is secured to the second non-metallic member by an interference fit between the non-metallic clip and the non-metallic clip receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,428,985

SWIVEL JOINT

Hilltap Fittings, LTD., ...

1. A fluid swivel joint kit, comprising:a body having an interior defining a portion of a fluid pathway, a first opening into the interior, and one or more body ball grooves;
a tail having an interior defining another portion of the fluid pathway, a second opening into the interior of the tail, and one or more tail ball grooves, the tail being rotatably connectable to the body such that the first and second openings are in fluid communication with one another and the interiors of the body and the tail define a fluid pathway;
a seal disposable between the body and tail to seal the connection therebetween; and
a compression tool configured for selectively compressing the body and tail together to compress the seal and align the one or more body ball grooves with the one or more tail ball grooves, the compression tool being connectable to the interior of the tail within the fluid pathway and being configured to apply a force to an end of the body opposite the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,428,982

GRIP AND FITTING ASSEMBLIES AND KITS UTILIZING THE SAME

TECTRAN MFG. INC., Cheek...

1. A grip and fitting assembly comprising:a grip having:
a substantially tubular interior, a first end of which includes an interior seating surface,
an annular lip perpendicular to said interior seating surface, and
at least one keyway boss projecting from a sidewall of said substantially tubular interior and positioned about said annular lip and adjacent to said interior seating surface; and
a fitting having a first coupling end, a second coupling end, a retaining shoulder located between said first coupling end and said second coupling end, and an exterior seating surface located between said retaining shoulder and said first coupling end, said retaining shoulder including at least one keyway recess suitably dimensioned to matingly correspond to said at least one keyway boss and a shoulder surface perpendicular to said exterior seating surface;
wherein said at least one keyway boss and said at least one keyway recess are configured to interlock upon abutment of said interior seating surface with said exterior seating surface so as to preclude rotational movement between said grip and said fitting and said annular lip and said shoulder surface are configured to snap fit against one another so as to preclude axial movement between said grip and said fitting in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,428,981

APPARATUS FOR HYDROSTATIC TESTING

Pressure Technologies LLC...

1. An apparatus for sealing a flanged opening, which apparatus is comprised of:a) a circular rear plate section having an elongated slot for receiving a flange of a flanged opening to be sealed wherein said elongated slot is a U-shaped slot extending from the perimeter of said rear plate to past the center so that when a flanged opening is received by said elongated slot said flanged opening is positioned substantially at the center of said rear plate;
b) a front circular plate section having a through-hole at its' center for receiving a shaft capable of longitudinal movement;
c) an elongated shaft extending through said through-hole, said shaft having a first end and a second end which first end extends through said through-hole;
d) a blind flange having a first face and a second face which second face is secured at its center to said first end of said elongated shaft;
e) a C-shaped middle section, which C-shaped middle section is located between and is connected to said circular rear plate section and to said front circular plate section wherein said C-shaped middle section is of a thickness that provides a space between said circular rear plate section and said front circular plate section such that it is capable of receiving the flange of the flanged opening to be sealed and for receiving said blind flange and having sufficient room for the longitudinal movement of said blind flange in and out of contact with the flange of the flanged opening to be sealed, and wherein said C-shaped middle section has substantially the same circumferential diameter as said circular rear plate section and said circular front plate section, and wherein the cutout section of said C-shaped middle section is of a size sufficient for receiving the flange of the flanged opening to be sealed;
f) an actuator secured to said circular front plate, which actuator is capable of horizontally moving said shaft and blind flange so that said blind flange can be moved in and out of contact with said flange of the flanged opening to be sealed; and
g) a fluid passageway extending through the longitudinal center of said elongated shaft and through the center of said blind flange which passageway is capable of allowing a fluid to be freely moved through said elongate shaft and through the center of said blind flange.

US Pat. No. 10,428,978

WEBLESS CORRUGATED DUAL WALL FOUNDATION DRAIN AND RELATED METHOD

Prinsco, Inc.

1. A dual wall foundation drain, comprising:a section of hollow tubular pipe having a generally non-square polygonal cross-sectional configuration;
said tubular pipe having a corrugated inner wall formed of a flexible plastic material which is defined by spaced apart successive circumferentially extending radially inward protruding peaks with circumferentially extending valley-defining portions deposed therebetween;
said tubular pipe having a substantially smooth exterior wall formed of a relatively flexible plastic material which extends around said inner corrugated wall and is integrally formed therewith; and
said tubular pipe having sufficient vertical beam strength to support its own weight over 60 inches of length for at least one minute without deflection.

US Pat. No. 10,428,975

PIPE CLAMP FOR A RANGE OF PIPE DIAMETERS

J. VAN WALRAVEN HOLDING B...

1. A pipe clamp for fastening a pipe to a channel type profile element having a longitudinal mounting slot defined by slot edge portions,the pipe clamp including two clamp parts, each clamp part having:
a curved pipe clamping portion, wherein in a mounted state the curved pipe clamping portions of the two clamp parts are positioned opposite each other to embrace a pipe section;
an anchoring portion essentially being formed as a leg with a hammerhead at a first end of the curved pipe clamping portion for anchoring the pipe clamp to the profile element;
a flange formed at a second end of the curved pipe clamping portion, wherein in said mounted state the flanges of the clamp parts are positioned opposite each other;
the pipe clamp furthermore including a tightening member adapted to be associated with the clamp flanges for tightening the clamp flanges together,
wherein each curved pipe clamping portion has a hammerhead sided half and a flexibly deformable flange sided half, wherein a reinforcing rib is formed on the hammerhead sided half, said reinforcing rib extending in a circumferential direction and having an increasing height towards the first end, whereby the hammerhead sided half has a higher stiffness than the flange sided half, and whereby said stiffness of the hammerhead sided half increases towards the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,428,968

VALVE CORE

PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., L...

1. A valve core comprising:a first core cylinder body having a male screw to be screwed into a female screw of a core mounting hole;
a second core cylinder body arranged on a deeper side than the first core cylinder body in the core mounting hole and having an opening as a valve opening on an opposite side to the first core cylinder body;
an outer peripheral seal portion provided on the second core cylinder body and to be in contact with a portion on a deeper side than the female screw of the core mounting hole;
a movable member having a valve body to open and close the valve opening at an end of a shaft section linearly movably penetrating inside the first core cylinder body and the second core cylinder body;
an elastic member in contact with the movable member and the first core cylinder body and biasing so as to sandwich the second core cylinder body between the first core cylinder body and the valve body; and
a pair of fitting sections including a first fitting section and a second fitting section which are provided in the first core cylinder body and the second core cylinder body and which are rotatably fitted to each other and are separable without interfering with each other,
wherein the pair of fitting sections have cylindrical shapes that are detachably fitted to each other, and
the first fitting section has a stepped surface with which an end surface of the second fitting section is in contact.

US Pat. No. 10,428,965

DIGITAL FLOW CONTROL VALVE FOR CURING PRESS

Durbin Industrial Valve R...

1. A flow control device, arranged for digital operation from a controller, comprising:a valve body, having a fluid input and a fluid output that define a flow conduit through the valve body, the flow conduit having a seat formed along the flow conduit;
a valve stem, having a first end positioned inside the valve body in the flow conduit and a second end extending out of the valve body at a valve bonnet that seals the flow conduit;
a seal arranged at the first end of the valve stem for movement toward and away from a sealing relationship with the valve seat;
a smart motor, in bi-directional digital communication with the controller to receive an input signal for setting the position of the seal relative to the valve seat and for sending output signals to the controller, the smart motor acting to rotate an output shaft with a gear to a position determined by the input signal; and
an actuator, enclosed in a rectangular housing and arranged between the smart motor and the valve body to translate rotation of the output shaft into rotation of an actuator shaft against a biasing force provided by a spring arranged to move the actuator shaft to a predetermined default position in the event of loss of power to the smart motor, with the actuator shaft transferring the rotation to axial movement of a rectangular bushing, an end of which extends out of the actuator housing;
wherein the bushing end and the second end of the valve stem are coupled outside of both the valve body and the actuator housing for axial movement of the valve stem; and
wherein the second end of the valve stem is decouplable from the bushing end without opening the actuator housing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,963

ACCURACY ENHANCING VALVE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTION...

1. A valve assembly to improve accuracy of a meter employed to measure a desired fluid, the valve assembly comprising:a one-piece external casing having an inlet and an outlet;
the casing defining a first internal chamber and a second internal chamber, the second internal chamber extending from the outlet of the casing to an intermediate point within the casing, the first internal chamber extending from the intermediate point to the inlet of the casing, the second internal chamber having a first diameter and the first internal chamber having a second diameter smaller in size than the first diameter;
a toggle stopper including a shaft, a plate having a first side and a second side, and one or more guides, the shaft extending outward from the first side of the plate and the one or more guides extending outward from the second side of the plate, the toggle stopper positioned within the external casing, in a valve closed position the one or more guides are disposed within and nearly abutting an interior surface of the first internal chamber;
a calibrated spring positioned around the shaft capable of exerting force on the first side of the plate; and
a connector monolithically formed with the casing as a one-piece member and located at the inlet of the external casing, the connector comprising an outer flange and a lip member, the outer flange extending outwardly and perpendicular to the external casing, the lip member extending outwardly from the inlet and perpendicular to the outer flange and the lip member defining an opening having a diameter larger in size than the diameter of the first internal chamber, the opening of the lip member in communication with the first internal chamber, the opening of the lip member having a curved inner surface beginning at a lip member outer end and terminating at the first internal chamber;
wherein the diameter of the first internal chamber being smaller than the diameter of the second chamber creates an internal wall at the intermediate point within the external casing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,952

MECHANICAL ROTARY HYDRAULICALLY COOLED SEAL, ROLLER SUPPORT, AND DRIVE FOR THERMAL KILN RETORTS

Pyrodyne Thermal, LLC, A...

1. A sealing system for sealing the junction of an end of a first static or rotary tube having a circumference to an end of a second rotary tube, the second tube having a circumference and attached to or functioning as a thermal unit, the sealing system comprising:at least one rotary flange attached continuously along the outer circumference of the junction end of the rotary tube or rotary tubes;
at least one plate continuous with the outer circumference of the junction end of the first and second tubes, said at least one plate comprising surfaces in coordination with said at least one rotary flange;
at least one roller mounted to said at least one plate, and said at least one roller in contact with said at least one rotary flange;
wherein said at least one rotary flange comprises an interior a surface in contact with said at least one roller wherein said at least one roller can roll as said at least one rotary flange rotates;
wherein said at least one plate at least partially surrounds said at least one rotary flange and said at least one roller; and
sealing material attached to said at least one plate, contacting said at least one rotary flange to create a sealed environment between said at least one plate and said at least one rotary flange continuous with the outer circumference of the junction end of the rotary tube or rotary tubes while said rotary flange rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,428,949

PACKING ASSEMBLY FOR A PUMP

UTEX Industries, Inc., H...

1. A header ring comprising:an opening;
a radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip adjacent the opening;
a radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface adjacent the opening;
an annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface opposite the opening;
a first annular radially extending surface extending between the radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface and the annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface;
a second annular axially extending surface extending between the annular radially outwardly facing cylindrical surface and the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip;
an axially extending annular bead opposite the first annular radially extending surface, the bead being adjacent the second annular axially extending surface and the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip; and
fabric reinforced elastomeric material covering at least the radially inwardly facing annularly extending sealing lip and the radially inwardly facing cylindrical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,948

SEAL RING

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A sealing system, comprising:a seal ring that seals an annular gap between a shaft and a housing rotating relative to each other to maintain pressure of sealed fluid in a region on a higher pressure side,
the seal ring being attached to an annular groove provided on an outer periphery of the shaft, and sliding on a lateral wall surface of the annular groove on a lower pressure side,
the seal ring comprising:
a dynamic pressure generation groove that generates dynamic pressure with the sealed fluid introduced thereinto, the dynamic pressure generation groove being provided in a region of a lateral surface thereof on the lower pressure side in which the lateral surface slides on the lateral wall surface, wherein the dynamic pressure generation groove is located in the lateral surface spaced from an inner peripheral surface of the seal ring and without any secondary recess disposed in the lateral surface between the dynamic pressure generation groove and the inner peripheral surface, the dynamic pressure generation groove having a central part that defines a deepest portion of the dynamic pressure generation groove and includes a pair of shallower tapered parts on each side of the central part in a circumferential direction; and
an introduction hole that has an opening at a position spaced away from the lateral surface of the inner peripheral surface of the seal ring, communicates directly radially outward with the central part of the dynamic pressure generation groove, and introduces the sealed fluid into the dynamic pressure generation groove.

US Pat. No. 10,428,946

CONFIGURABLE PRESSURE VESSEL

Parker-Hannfin Corporatio...

1. An end cap section for use in the construction of a configurable pressure vessel for connection to at least fluid component, the vessel having an interior volume and comprising at least one said end cap section joined to a second section, said end cap section comprising:a generally tubular wall extending along a central longitudinal wall axis from an enclosed first end to an open second end, the wall having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a wall thickness therebetween; and
at least one mounting pad positioned on the outer surface of the wall on the enclosed first end thereof, the mounting pad having a base portion supported on the wall and a generally tubular stub portion extending along a central longitudinal stub axis outwardly from the base portion intermediate a proximal end adjoining the wall and a distal end configurable for connection to the fluid component, the proximal end being closed by the wall, and the mounting pad base portion having an exterior face surrounding the stub portion, the exterior face being raised relative to the wall outer surface,
wherein a first said mounting pad positioned such that the central longitudinal stub axis thereof is spaced-apart radially from the central longitudinal wall axis, a second said mounting pad is positioned such that the central longitudinal stub axis thereof is generally coaxial with the central longitudinal wall axis, and a third said mounting pad is positioned such that the central longitudinal stub axis of each of the first and the third said mounting pad is spaced-apart a given radial distance from the central longitudinal wall axis, and
whereby the proximal end of the stub portion is openable through the wall to provide a port opening into the interior volume of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,428,943

SIDE RAIL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A side rail formed in a split ring shape with an opening and formed to be mounted on a space expander having an annular shape to constitute, together with the space expander, a multi-piece oil ring used in an internal combustion engine, the side rail comprising:an outer peripheral surface for facing radially outward;
an inner peripheral surface for facing radially inward;
a first axial surface for facing a crankcase;
a second axial surface for facing a combustion chamber and parallel to the first axial surface; and
a protrusion formed on the outer peripheral surface in a position offset from a center position between the first axial surface and the second axial surface, formed toward the first axial surface, and formed protruding radially outward from the outer peripheral surface,
wherein a vertex of the protrusion serves as a sliding surface for contacting with the cylinder inner surface,
wherein the vertex is provided between the center position and the first axial surface, and is separated from the first axial surface, and
wherein a curved surface is provided between the vertex and the first axial surface, and the curved surface adjoins the first axial surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,942

FLUTED PISTON COMPONENTS FOR PUMPS

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A piston for pumping fluid, the piston comprising:a piston rod having a piston rod body having an upstream end and a downstream end and elongated along a longitudinal axis;
a piston head attached to the piston rod and having a downstream aperture the upstream end of the piston rod extending into the downstream aperture of the piston head; and
one or more flutes at least partially disposed between the piston rod and the piston head such that each of the one or more flutes is at least partially covered b the piston head;
wherein each of the one or more flutes respectively comprises an open groove that extends along one of an exterior of the piston rod body and an interior of the piston head; and
wherein fluid flows between the piston rod and the piston head within the one or more flutes during pumping.

US Pat. No. 10,428,932

SHIFT DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A shift device comprising:a supporting body at which a supporting portion is provided;
a shift body that is inserted into the supporting body from one side portion and is rotatably supported by the supporting body, and at which a shift position is changed due to the shift body being rotated;
a supported portion that is provided at the shift body so as to be integrally rotatable therewith with respect to the supporting body, the supported portion comprising a first portion and a second portion wherein the second portion is a protruding portion that is axially protruding out from the first portion, wherein, due to the supported portion being supported by the supporting portion, the shift body is rotatably supported by the supporting body, and
an avoidance portion that is provided at at least one of the supporting body or the shift body, and that causes avoidance of interference of the shift body with the supporting body at a time when the shift body is inserted into the supporting body from the one side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,924

TURBINE ASSEMBLY FOR HYDROKINETIC TORQUE CONVERTER, AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A turbine assembly for a hydrokinetic torque converter, the turbine assembly rotatable about a rotational axis and comprising:a first turbine component coaxial with the rotational axis, the first turbine component having a plurality of first turbine blade members integrally formed therewith;
a second turbine component formed separately from and non-moveably secured to the first turbine component coaxially therewith;
one of the first and second turbine components having a substantially annular mounting portion provided with a plurality of mounting holes; and
a plurality of grommets, each grommet mounted in one of the mounting holes;
each of the grommets including a cylindrical portion and two axially opposite annular flanges extending radially outwardly from the cylindrical portion and axially spaced so as to sandwich the mounting portion of an associated one of the first and second turbine components therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,428,917

SHAFT ASSEMBLIES SUITABLE FOR CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND RELATED CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A shaft comprising:an elongate shaft body having first and second longitudinally opposing tubular segments with an intermediate segment residing therebetween, wherein the intermediate segment comprises a plurality of closely spaced apart circumferentially extending external notches with wall segments having a greater outer diameter than an outer diameter of the notches residing therebetween, and wherein the notches have a width that is between about 0.010 inches to about 0.020 inches, on average, and a depth that is between about 0.001 inches to about 0.010 inches, on average, and wherein the closely spaced apart notches are longitudinally spaced apart so that centerlines of adjacent notches reside within 0.050 inches of each other, and wherein adjacent ones of the wall segments are parallel and have an outer diameter that is co-planar.

US Pat. No. 10,428,915

INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS, METHODS, ASSEMBLIES, SUBASSEMBLIES, AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

Fallbrook Intellectual Pr...

1. A transmission comprising:a first traction ring mounted coaxially about a longitudinal axis of the transmission;
a plurality of tiltable balls placed angularly about the longitudinal axis and in contact with the first traction ring, each tiltable ball being tiltable about an axis of rotation;
a second traction ring mounted coaxially about the longitudinal axis of the transmission and in contact with the plurality of tiltable balls;
an idler placed radially inward of, and in contact with, the plurality of tiltable balls;
a cage operably having a first carrier member and a second carrier member coupled to the plurality of balls;
a first clutch assembly operably coupled to the first carrier member and a first ring driver, wherein in an infinitely variable transmission (IVT) mode configuration a first clutch assembly first element engages the first carrier member and a first clutch assembly second element disengages from the first ring driver, and wherein in a continuously variable transmission (CVT) mode configuration the first clutch assembly second element engages the first ring driver and the first clutch assembly first element disengages the first carrier member;
a second clutch assembly operably coupled to the first carrier member and the first ring driver, wherein in the IVT mode configuration a second clutch assembly first element disengages the first ring driver and a second clutch assembly second element engages the first carrier member, and wherein in the CVT mode the second clutch assembly second element disengages the first carrier member and the second clutch assembly first element engages the first ring driver;
wherein at least two of the first traction ring, the second traction ring, the idler, and the cage are adapted to receive a power input; and
wherein at least one of the first traction ring, the second traction ring, the idler and the cage is adapted to provide a power output.

US Pat. No. 10,428,901

PERMANENT MAGNET DC MOTOR

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A permanent magnet DC (PMDC) motor, comprising:a motor body comprising a revolving shaft;
a Hall sensing module;
a gear reducer; and
a gear assembly comprising an output shaft, the gear assembly being disposed in the gear reducer; and
a magnet ring;wherein:the gear assembly is connected to and driven by the revolving shaft of the motor body;
the magnet ring is disposed on the revolving shaft or on the output shaft of the gear assembly;
the Hall sensing module is disposed on the gear reducer; and
the Hall sensing module is adapted to sense a signal of the magnet ring to detect a revolving speed of the revolving shaft or the output shaft, and transmit detected data with regard to the revolving speed.

US Pat. No. 10,428,889

TORSION SPRING

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A throttle valve device comprising:a torsion spring that is assembled and used in the throttle valve device for increasing and decreasing an opening degree of an intake passage or an exhaust passage of an internal-combustion engine, the torsion spring comprising:
two coil springs connected with each other so that torsion directions are opposite from each other; and
a hook disposed between the two coil springs, and
a valve object housed in the intake passage or the exhaust passage to be rotatable to increase and decrease the opening degree of the intake passage or the exhaust passage, wherein
of the two coil springs, one side spring arranged at one side in an axial direction biases the valve object to a closing side, and the other side spring arranged at the other side in the axial direction biases the valve object to an opening side,
at least one coil spring of the two coil springs and the hook connected with each other defines a clearance therebetween, and a dimension of the clearance is larger than an average value of clearances between coil turns of the at least one coil spring,
the throttle valve device further comprises:
one side bush arranged at an inner circumference of the one side spring, and having an outer periphery surface in contact with the inner circumference of the one side spring, and
the other side bush arranged at an inner circumference of the other side spring, and having an outer periphery surface in contact with the inner circumference of the other side spring, wherein a gap is defined between the one side bush and the other side bush in the axial direction,
a spring gap is defined in the axial direction between a first turn of coil turns of the one side spring located the most other side in the axial direction, and a first turn of coil turns of the other side spring located the most one side in the axial direction, in the state where the torsion spring is assembled to the one side bush and the other side bush,
the gap defined between the one side bush and the other side bush in the axial direction is defined as a bush gap, and
the spring gap is smaller than the bush gap, while turning along the first turn toward a second turn in the one side spring, up to a predetermined position in a circumferential direction, and becomes larger than the bush gap when passing the predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,888

BRAKE SYSTEM

Akebono Brake Industry Co...

1. A brake system comprising:a brake piston extending along a longitudinal axis, the brake piston comprising a piston pocket;
a rotary to linear stage mechanism comprising a spindle and a nut, the nut is received in the piston pocket; and
a clutch comprising a first clip that is adapted to at least partially surround an outer surface of the nut, the first clip is received in a groove defined in the piston pocket;
wherein the brake system is operable in a first braking application and in a second braking application:
wherein:
i) during the first braking application, the clutch is adapted to provide for the nut to rotate; and
ii) during the second braking application, the clutch is adapted to restrict or prevent the nut from rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,428,883

DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLY CONFIGURED TO REDUCE AUDIBLE NOISE DURING BRAKING

Bendix Spicer Foundation ...

1. A drum brake assembly, comprising:a brake spider having a central aperture configured to receive an axle extending therethrough along a center axis of the central aperture;
first and second brake shoes, each of said first and second brakes shoes having a first end pivotally coupled to said brake spider;
a first cam follower disposed at a second end of said first brake shoe;
a second cam follower disposed at a second end of said second brake shoe; and,
a camshaft having
a shaft disposed along a rotational axis;
a cam disposed at one end of the shaft, the cam having an inboard side proximate said shaft and an outboard side distant from said shaft and a cam surface extending between said inboard and outboard sides in engagement with said first and second cam followers, movement of said cam causing said first and second brake shoes to move between positions of engagement and disengagement with an associated braking surface; and,
a noise reducing mass disposed on said outboard side of said cam, the mass configured to establish a natural frequency in said cam that differs from a natural frequency of said first and second brake shoes by at least 200 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,428,881

BLOW BACK PREVENTION DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

The Boeing Company, Hunt...

1. A blow back prevention device 100 for an aircraft flap, comprising:a first ball-ramp plate 200 engaged with an output coupling 150, the output coupling 150 being adapted to receive a rotatable output shaft 50, and rotatable therewith about a longitudinal rotation axis 75, the first ball-ramp plate 200 having a first ball-ramp surface 220 and an opposed first braking surface 240;
a second ball-ramp plate 300 having a second ball-ramp surface 320 and an opposed second braking surface 340, and being disposed adjacent to the first ball-ramp plate 200 such that the first and second ball-ramp surfaces 220, 320 are opposed to each other, and include a ball 400 disposed therebetween, and such that each of the first and second braking surfaces 240, 340 is opposed to a respective first and second stationary braking structure 260, 360;
a spring 500 biasing the first ball-ramp plate 200 toward the second ball-ramp plate 300, to space the first braking surface 240 apart from the first stationary braking structure 260; and
an input shaft 600 opposed to the output coupling 150 and extending along the rotation axis 75 through the first and second ball-ramp plates 200, 300, the first and second ball-ramp plates 200, 300, the ball 400, and the spring 500 being arranged such that an absolute value of a rotational torque applied to the output coupling 150 by blow back of the flap, greater than a rotational torque applied to the input shaft 600, causes the ball 400 to urge apart the first and second ball-ramp surfaces 220, 320, and overcome the biasing of the spring 500, such that the first and second braking surfaces 240, 340 are urged against the respective first and second stationary structures 260, 360 to cease rotation of the output coupling 150 due to the rotational torque applied thereto by blow back of the flap.

US Pat. No. 10,428,877

ADAPTOR

Cummins Generator Technol...

1. A power generation system comprising:a prime mover;
a generator;
an adaptor connected between non-rotating parts of the generator and the prime mover, wherein the adaptor is arranged to surround rotating components of the system, the adaptor comprising:
a first flange for connecting the adaptor to the generator, the first flange comprising two first flange parts; and
a second flange for connecting the adaptor to the prime mover, the second flange comprising two second flange parts,
wherein the adaptor comprises two separable parts, the two parts of the adaptor are separable along lines which run in an axial direction between one end of the adaptor and the other, each part of the adaptor comprises one of the first flange parts for connection to the generator and one of the second flange parts for connection to the prime mover, and removal of at least one part of the two separable parts of the adaptor exposes the rotating components inside of the adaptor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,874

SLIDING COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A sliding component comprising:a sliding layer comprising a first major surface and a second major surface spaced apart by a thickness, wherein the first major surface can lie along a first plane and the second major surface can lie along a second plane such that the first and second planes do not intersect at any location therealong; and
an intermediate component comprising an embedded portion within the sliding layer, and an exposed portion external to the sliding layer, the exposed portion comprising at least two undercut portions having an angle less than 90° with respect to the second major surface of the sliding layer, the intermediate component coupled to the sliding layer, wherein the intermediate component has a thickness, T, and wherein an exposed thickness, TE, of the intermediate component is less than T, wherein the intermediate component comprises a material having a yield strength of no greater than 500 MPa, wherein the undercut portions of the intermediate component forms cavities, wherein the cavities are at least partially defined by the second major surface of the sliding layer and the intermediate component, and wherein at least two of the undercut portions have different angles.

US Pat. No. 10,428,869

SUSPENSION THRUST BEARING DEVICE

1. A suspension thrust bearing device for use with a suspension spring in an automotive suspension strut, the thrust bearing device comprising:a bearing with an upper annular part and a lower annular part in relative rotation with respect to each other, the lower annular part having an axial hub and an outwardly projected radial flange extending from the axial hub, and the lower part having an exterior support surface that axially supports an upper end of a suspension spring by the intermediate of a damping device made from resilient material, the damping device providing an axial portion secured to the axial hub, and a radial portion secured to the radial flange, wherein
the axial hub of the lower annular part includes a plurality of radial through recesses that are axially open on axial lower end of the axial hub, the recesses each having a transverse wall with a portion flaring from outer face of the hub, and wherein
the axial portion of the damping device provides a plurality of pins that protrude radially inward from the axial portion, the pins are each of corresponding shape with and fit within the recesses of axial hub.

US Pat. No. 10,428,861

LOOSE WHEEL NUT INDICATOR AND RESTRAINER

MARCHMONT PTY LIMITED, (...

1. An apparatus for visually indicating a loose wheel nut on a wheel of a motor vehicle, comprising a plurality of wheel nut engaging members arranged in a ring configuration, each engaging member being rotatable with a respective wheel nut to which it is engaged and having a pointer for indicating a start position of the engaging member, wherein each pair of adjacent engaging members of the plurality of wheel nut engaging members arranged in a ring are interconnected by an elongate member which is resiliently flexible, wherein, the plurality of wheel nut engaging members, pointers and interconnecting elongate members being integrally formed and wherein each of the pointers are oriented uniformly such that in use, any loosening rotation of a first wheel nut will cause the engaging member which engages that wheel nut and its pointer to rotate therewith, thereby providing a visual indication of a loosening of that wheel nut.

US Pat. No. 10,428,857

CLIP WITH GROMMET AND PIN

NIFCO INC., Yokosuka-Shi...

1. A clip used for removably attaching or restraining one member with respect to another member, through-holes being formed in the one member and the another member, the clip comprising:a first member that includes:
a first head part configured to be disposed to close the through-hole of the one member;
a suction part protruding around the first head part; and
an axial insertion hole formed through the first head part in an axial direction of the first head part; and
a second member that includes:
a second head part which overlaps with the first head part of the first member and forms a watertight structure with the first head part of the first member; and
a leg part vertically provided from the second head part and being configured to be inserted into the insertion hole and the through holes of the one member and the another member to be engaged with the another member,
wherein the leg part has a shape in which the leg part can be inserted into non-circular holes which are the through-holes while the leg part is directed in one direction with respect to the through holes and the leg part cannot be inserted into the non-circular holes while the leg part is directed in another orientation with respect to the through holes, and the leg part includes a plurality of side walls which are pressed against hole edges or hole walls of the through-holes when the clip is pivoted in a state in which the leg part is inserted into the through-holes, and
the first member has a plurality of pieces which are provided on its back surface, each having a wide portion on a base end side and a narrow portion on a leading end side, and the narrow portion is brought into contact with a corresponding portion of the through-holes at a time of main fixing after pivoting.

US Pat. No. 10,428,854

FASTENING SYSTEM FOR A MACHINE ELEMENT

Wittenstein SE, Igershei...

1. Fastening system for a machine element for fastening in an abutment, comprising:an eccentric bolt which comprises a pin section, which is cylindrical at least in sections, to be received in a receiving opening of an abutment, and comprises a joining section, which is cylindrical at least in sections, and comprises a head section which is cylindrical at least in sections,
wherein the joining section and the head section are concentric and also are arranged in an eccentric manner in relation to the pin section,
wherein the head section has a smaller diameter than the joining section, and
wherein the joining section is greater in diameter than the pin section and wherein an eccentric step is formed from the pin section to the joining section, and
an eccentric sleeve to be slid onto the joining section.

US Pat. No. 10,428,850

TREATMENT ELEMENT ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

THERAGUN, LLC, Santa Mon...

1. A treatment assembly for securing a treatment member to a shaft, the treatment assembly comprising:the treatment member, wherein the treatment member defines a longitudinal axis and has a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end includes an attachment recess defined therein, wherein a magnet is disposed within the attachment recess, whereby when the shaft is received in the attachment recess a distal end of the shaft is magnetically attracted to the magnet, and
a female attachment member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a shaft recess defined in the proximal end, wherein the female attachment member is secured in the attachment recess of the treatment member, wherein the magnet is secured within the female attachment member and is communicated with the shaft recess, whereby when the shaft is received in the shaft recess, the distal end of the shaft is magnetically attracted to the magnet, wherein the female attachment member is internally threaded.

US Pat. No. 10,428,840

BLOWER PROVIDED WITH STRUCTURE SUPPRESSING DAMAGE TO SHAFT SEAL

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A blower comprising:a gas blowing part which is configured to hold an impeller blowing a gas,
a motor part which is configured to hold a rotor extending in an axial direction which makes the impeller rotate, and
a partition wall part which partitions the gas blowing part from the motor part, wherein
one end part of the rotor passes through the partition wall part in the axial direction to support a center of rotation part of the impeller present inside the gas blowing part,
a noncontact type shaft seal is arranged at a through hole of the partition wall part through which the one end part of the rotor passes, and
a surface of the partition wall part facing in the axial direction that extends a length from the noncontact type shaft seal to an outer perimeter of the impeller forming a clearance between the surface of the partition wall part and a bottom surface of the impeller, and
wherein the surface of the partition wall part facing in the axial direction is formed with a plurality of concentric grooves separate from the shaft seal, the plurality of concentric grooves surround the shaft seal, and each of the plurality of concentric grooves are formed with:
1) a bottom surface that extends below the surface of the partition wall part in the axial direction to face a back surface of the impeller,
2) a first side surface positioned at a first distance from the shaft seal and extending from the surface of the partition wall part to the bottom surface in the axial direction, and
3) a second side surface positioned at a second distance from the shaft seal and extending from the surface of the partition wall part to the bottom surface in the axial direction,
wherein the second distance is smaller than the first distance, and
wherein the first side surface and the second side surface surround the bottom surface to trap foreign matter to prevent the foreign matter from contacting the shaft seal and the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,836

ROTOR BALANCE ADJUSTMENT METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A rotor balance adjustment method of a rotor that includes a rotor main body extending in an axial direction and a plurality of impellers fixed to the rotor main body, the method comprising:an impeller adjustment process of adjusting, with respect to each of the plurality of impellers, a balance of a position of the center of gravity of the impeller by separately adjusting a weight of the impeller before being attached to the rotor main body;
a fixing process of fixing the plurality of impellers to the rotor main body after the impeller adjustment process is performed, wherein the plurality of impellers comprises a large-sized impeller that is larger and heavier than the other impellers;
an inclination adjustment process of adjusting an inclination of the large-sized impeller with respect to the rotor main body after the fixing process is performed; and
a rotor adjustment process of adjusting a balance of a position of the center of gravity of the rotor by adjusting a weight of the impellers other than the large-sized impeller after the inclination adjustment process is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,428,834

TURBINE ENGINE COOLER ASSEMBLY

Unison Industries, LLC, ...

1. A fan casing assembly comprising:a casing having a peripheral wall;
an annular fan cooler having a first surface confronting the peripheral wall and having a first end spaced from a second end and opposing forward and aft edges;
a first connection assembly having a location post configured to locate the first end of the annular fan cooler to the casing and prevent forward movement and aft movement of the casing; and
a second connection assembly having a positional locator that is configured to locate the second end of the annular fan cooler with respect to the casing and where the position locator allows for circumferential thermal growth;
wherein the positional locator comprises a bracket that is mounted to a portion of the casing and confines a portion of the second end of the annular fan cooler; and
wherein the bracket comprises a post that is received within a slot located on the second end of the annular fan cooler.

US Pat. No. 10,428,823

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR APPARATUS

General Electric Company,...

1. A compressor apparatus comprising:a centrifugal impeller mounted for rotation about a centerline axis and carrying a plurality of impeller blades, the impeller having forward and aft ends and including a disk and a cantilevered, annular impeller arm that includes an annular hook with axial and radial legs that collectively define a rabbet; and
a supporting disk structure disposed axially adjacent to the impeller,
the supporting disk structure including a disk with a cantilevered annular aft arm engaging the rabbet of the annular hook to thereby form a rabbet joint;
wherein the aft arm has a radially outer surface and proximal and distal ends, with a neck of reduced radial thickness disposed between the two ends; and
wherein there is an interference between the distal end and the annular hook and the neck is positioned such that there is a clearance between the radially outer surface of the aft arm and the impeller arm.

US Pat. No. 10,428,810

LINEAR COMPRESSOR HAVING RADIAL STOPPERS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A linear compressor, comprising:a compressor casing including a cylindrical shell and a pair of shell covers that covers ends of the shell;
a frame fixed to an inside of the shell;
a cylinder accommodated in the shell and defining a compression space for a refrigerant;
a piston inserted into the cylinder to linearly reciprocate in an axial direction of the cylinder and compress the refrigerant provided to the compression space;
a motor assembly including a motor that provides power for a linear reciprocating motion to the piston, and a motor support that supports the motor;
at least one spring that allows a resonant motion of the piston;
a back cover that supports the at least one spring; and
a plurality of stoppers which is provided in one of the pair of shell covers and contacts the back cover when the motor assembly vibrates in a radial direction of the cylinder, thereby preventing the motor assembly from colliding with the shell, wherein an interval between the plurality of stoppers and the back cover in the radial direction of the cylinder is less than a minimum interval between the motor assembly and the shell, wherein the plurality of stoppers is spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the one of the pair of shell covers, wherein the back cover includes:
a cover body; and
a plurality of coupling legs spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction of the cover body, each coupling leg of the plurality of coupling legs being bent at an edge of the cover body and extending in the axial direction of the cylinder, and wherein, when the motor assembly vibrates in the radial direction of the cylinder, one or more of the plurality of coupling legs contact one or more of the plurality of stoppers.

US Pat. No. 10,428,809

PUMPING SYSTEM

SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED, ...

1. A pumping system that pressurizes fluid and jets the fluid from a nozzle selected out of a plurality of nozzles, the pumping system comprising:a positive-displacement pump provided with a discharge opening for discharging the fluid;
a motor that drives the positive-displacement pump and has a rotational speed that is variable;
a selecting arrangement provided with an inlet of the fluid and a plurality of outlets, the selecting arrangement selecting the nozzle out of the plurality of nozzles and providing communication of the fluid between the inlet and an outlet among the plurality of outlets;
a discharge pipe providing communication of the fluid between the discharge opening and the inlet;
a storage that stores (i) control parameters used for control of the rotational speed and (ii) a target value of a discharge characteristic which is a discharge pressure or a discharge flow rate of the positive-displacement pump corresponding to each of the plurality of nozzles;
a sensor which is provided to the discharge pipe, the sensor measuring the discharge characteristic of the positive-displacement pump;
an exhaust valve provided to a pipe branched from the discharge pipe; and
a processor that is programmed to:
control the rotational speed of the motor using (i) the stored control parameters corresponding to the nozzle selected by the selecting arrangement and (ii) the measured discharge characteristic of the positive-displacement pump that is fed back, so as to match the measured discharge characteristic with the target value; and
keep the rotational speed of the motor at a preset idling rotational speed when the exhaust valve is open or when no nozzle is selected by the selecting arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,428,806

STRUCTURAL PROPELLANT FOR ION ROCKETS (SPIR)

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for in-space propulsion of a spacecraft, the method comprising:removing, by a removal device, a portion of a structure, which provides housing and/or structural support for the spacecraft, to re-purpose the portion of the structure as propellant;
feeding, by the removal device, the portion into a Hall thruster system; and
utilizing, by the Hall thruster system, the portion as propellant to produce thrust.

US Pat. No. 10,428,805

SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATORS WITH HEAT TRANSFER STRUCTURES, ACTUATED ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING THE SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATORS, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A shape memory alloy actuator, comprising:a shape memory alloy (SMA) torque tube having a first end, a second end, and an elongate surface extending between the first end and the second end; and
a heat transfer structure configured to increase heat transfer with the SMA torque tube to increase a rate at which the SMA torque tube transitions between a martensite state and an austenite state, wherein the heat transfer structure:
(i) is in mechanical and thermal contact with the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube;
(ii) extends at least partially between the first end and the second end of the SMA torque tube;
(iii) exerts a retention force on the SMA torque tube that retains the heat transfer structure in mechanical and thermal contact with the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube;
(iv) is shaped such that a surface of the heat transfer structure that is in mechanical and thermal contact with the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube is in at least partial face-to-face contact with the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube; and
(v) includes an elongate conductive body, wherein the elongate conductive body has a plurality of at least substantially helical regions that are in mechanical and thermal contact with the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube and a plurality of deviation regions that deviate from a helical shape and project away from the elongate surface of the SMA torque tube, wherein a corresponding deviation region of the plurality of deviation regions extends between adjacent pairs of helical regions of the plurality of helical regions.

US Pat. No. 10,428,803

METHOD TO DETERMINE A DRY-OUT PERIOD OF A CONVERTER OF A WIND TURBINE

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method to determine a dry-out period of a converter of a wind turbine, comprising:measuring a time dependent chronology of data in the converter, wherein the time dependent chronology of data reflects an actual humidity and a humidity-history in a converter cabinet; and
determining a dry-out period of time using the time dependent chronology of data measured prior to operation of the wind turbine, which is needed to reduce a humidity inside the converter below a given value by circulating heat inside the converter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,797

WIND FARM POWER REGULATION

INVENTUS HOLDINGS, LLC, ...

1. A wind farm power control system comprising:a first site controller configured to monitor a power characteristic at a high-side of a generator step-up (GSU) transformer, the high-side of the GSU transformer being coupled to a point-of-interconnect (POI) that provides power from a wind farm to a power grid, the first site controller comprising a single first automatic voltage regulator (AVR) per a plurality of first feeder groups, each of the plurality of first feeder groups comprising a plurality of first wind turbines; and
a second site controller comprising a single second automatic voltage regulator (AVR) per a plurality of second feeder groups configured to monitor a voltage of a power bus associated with a low-side of the GSU transformer, the power bus being provided power from the plurality of second feeder groups, each of the plurality of second feeder groups comprising a plurality of second wind turbines,
wherein the first site controller generates a cross-control signal directly provided to the second site controller to provide an indication of the power characteristic to the second site controller,
wherein the second site controller generates a cross-control signal directly provided to the first site controller to provide an indication of the voltage on the power bus, and
wherein the first AVR is further configured to regulate the power characteristic at the high-side of the GSU transformer to within a predetermined range of amplitudes based on the voltage of the power bus.

US Pat. No. 10,428,796

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING THE POWER GENERATED BY WIND TURBINES

THE AES CORPORATION, Arl...

1. A method for controlling a wind turbine via an ultrasonic wind sensor, comprising:transmitting, by a first ultrasonic transceiver of the wind sensor, an ultrasonic packet at a first time and receiving, by a second ultrasonic transceiver of the wind sensor, the ultrasonic packet at a second time;
identifying, by a processing device of the wind sensor, one or more wind properties based on at least the first time and the second time;
transmitting, by a transmitting device of the wind sensor, the identified one or more wind properties to a programmable logic controller (PLC) interfaced with the wind sensor and a turbine controller, wherein a physical interface between the PLC and the turbine controller includes a specific communication topology of a plurality of communication topologies;
identifying, by the processing device of the PLC, the specific communication topology based on a type of the physical interface between the PLC and the turbine controller;
processing, by a processing device of the PLC, the identified one or more wind properties for output to the turbine controller based on the specific communication topology, wherein the processing includes converting the identified one or more wind properties to a format suitable for output to the turbine controller according to the identified communication topology of the plurality of communication topologies;
transmitting, by a transmitting device of the PLC, the converted one or more wind properties to the turbine controller via the interface between the PLC and the turbine controller; and
controlling, by the turbine controller, a wind turbine based on at least the processed one or more wind properties received from the PLC.

US Pat. No. 10,428,795

METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR A WIND TURBINE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, DIGITAL STORAGE MEDIUM AND WIND TURBINE

Wobben Properties GmbH, ...

1. A method of operating a wind power installation, the method comprising:applying a braking operation on a rotor of a generator of the wind power installation;
continuing the braking operation until the rotor gets to a predetermined end position; and
stopping and fixing the rotor at the predetermined end position by using a mechanical fixing device configured to fix the rotor at the predetermined end position,
wherein stopping the rotor at the predetermined end position comprises using a latching moment of the generator for stopping the rotor at the predetermined end position,
wherein the predetermined end position of the rotor is predetermined by predetermining an angular position of the rotor and associating the angular position with a latching position of the generator,
wherein the predetermined end position is determined by a discrete latching scale over an angle division on the generator that is predetermined by an arresting groove distribution or pole distribution over a generator ring of the generator,
wherein an arresting position distribution is matched to the pole distribution or the arresting groove distribution in such a way that an arresting position of the arresting position distribution coincides with the latching position governed by the latching moment of the generator rotor, and
wherein the mechanical fixing device is applied automatically, wherein stopping the rotor at the predetermined end position by the mechanical fixing device comprises engaging an arresting bolt in an arresting hole or groove.

US Pat. No. 10,428,783

COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF A MOTOR-VEHICLE

C.R.F. Societa Consortile...

1. A cooling system for an internal combustion engine of a motor-vehicle, comprising:a cooling circuit for a coolant of the engine, including an inner circuit portion internal to the engine and an outer circuit portion external to the engine, and
an expansion vessel connected to said outer circuit portion of the cooling circuit of the engine, wherein said expansion vessel has a thermally insulated containing body that constitutes a thermally insulated tank for a defined quantity of the coolant,
said thermally insulated tank being connected to said outer circuit portion of the cooling circuit, adapted for retaining the defined quantity of the coolant at a temperature above an ambient temperature when the engine is inactive, and provided for causing flowing of this defined quantity of the coolant, at the temperature above the ambient temperature, into the cooling circuit of the engine, after a subsequent start of the engine, during an engine warm up stage,
wherein:
said outer circuit portion also comprises a pump for actuating circulation of the coolant in the cooling circuit, a cooler for a lubrication oil of the engine, a heater for a passenger compartment of the motor-vehicle, a radiator for cooling the coolant and an electronically-controlled distribution valve for controlling flow of the coolant in the cooling circuit,
said electronically-controlled distribution valve has an inlet connected to a first duct, which feeds coolant leaving the engine, a first outlet connected to an inlet of the lubrication oil cooler of the engine, a second outlet connected to an inlet of said passenger compartment heater, and a third outlet connected to an inlet of said radiator,
an electronic control unit for controlling an operating condition of said electronically-controlled distribution valve as a function of one or more operating parameters, including at least one detected value of temperature of the coolant,
said expansion vessel is interposed in a second duct, which connects said first duct to an inlet for the coolant into said engine, said pump being interposed in a terminal portion of said second duct downstream of said expansion vessel and said expansion vessel being in a higher position compared to said pump,
said electronically-controlled distribution valve is selectively switchable between one of the following operating conditions:
a closed condition, wherein all of the first, second and third outlets are isolated with respect to said inlet of the distribution valve,
a first open condition, wherein only said first outlet communicates with the inlet of the distribution valve,
a second open condition, wherein only the first and second outlets communicate with the inlet of the distribution valve, and
a third open condition, wherein all the said first, second and third outlets communicate with said inlet of the distribution valve, and
said thermally insulated containing body includes a thermally insulated wall, comprising at least two layers spaced-apart from each other and a cavity between said layers, filled with air or an insulating material, said thermally insulated containing body having an inlet for communicating with an upstream part of said second duct located in an upper part of said containing body, and an outlet for communicating with a downstream part of said second duct located in a lower part of said thermally insulated containing body.

US Pat. No. 10,428,775

NO FILTER NO RUN FLUID FILTER WITH INTEGRATION OF LOW PRESSURE FLUID SYSTEM

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. A fluid filter, comprising:a filter media having a filtered fluid side and an unfiltered fluid side;
a first end plate comprising a first path and a second path in fluid communication with the first path, the first path perpendicular to the first end plate and the second path parallel to the first end plate;
a second end plate;
a bypass seal disposed on a surface of the first endplate, the bypass seal disposed along the first path and configured to cause fluid to flow from the first path to the second path,
wherein the filter media is disposed between the first end plate and the second end plate, the fluid filter is configured to be engaged with a filter head, the filter head including a bypass flow outlet, and the bypass seal is configured to block fluid flow from the first path to the bypass flow outlet when the fluid filter is engaged with the filter head; and
an air vent valve configured to vent air from the fluid filter, the air vent valve adjacent the bypass seal, the air vent valve comprising a first vent position and a second vent position, wherein in the first vent position the air vent valve is open, and wherein in the second vent position the air vent valve is closed, the air vent valve transitioning from the first vent position to the second vent position as fluid flow pressure increases.

US Pat. No. 10,428,768

CONTROL DEVICE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control device of an internal combustion engine controlling an internal combustion engine comprising an exhaust sensor arranged in an exhaust passage and detecting a specific component in exhaust gas, and a water injection device injecting water inside an intake passage or inside a combustion chamber, whereinthe exhaust sensor comprises an element body provided with an electrochemical cell, a protective layer formed on an outer surface of the element body and comprised of a porous ceramic, and a heater heating the element body and the protective layer,
the control device comprises a heater control part configured to set a target temperature of the electrochemical cell and control the heater so that a temperature of the electrochemical cell becomes the target temperature and
the heater control part is configured to set the target temperature to a first temperature when water injection by the water injection device is not being demanded after a predetermined time elapses from startup of the internal combustion engine, and set the target temperature to a second temperature when an operating state of the internal combustion engine is in a water outflow state where water injected by the water injection device reaches the exhaust passage without going through combustion of air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber, the second temperature being higher than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,428,736

COMBUSTOR ASSEMBLY

General Electric Company,...

1. A combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine, the combustor assembly comprising:a combustor dome defining an opening and a cooling hole, and at least partially defining a combustion chamber, the combustor dome comprising a first side and a second side, the cooling hole extending from the first side to the second side; and
a fuel-air injector hardware assembly positioned at least partially within the opening of the combustor dome and comprising a heat shield, the heat shield comprising a heat deflector lip, and the cooling hole in the combustor dome oriented to direct a cooling airflow onto the heat deflector lip, wherein the fuel-air injector hardware assembly defines a centerline;
wherein the heat shield further comprises a flange, wherein a surface of the flange and the heat deflector lip of the heat shield define a channel therebetween configured to receive a cooling airflow from the cooling hole, wherein the cooling hole is oriented to direct the cooling airflow into the channel,
wherein the cooling hole includes an inlet at the first side of the combustor dome and an outlet at the second side of the combustor dome, wherein the heat deflector lip defines an outer tip, and wherein the inlet is positioned a first distance from the centerline and the outer tip of the heat deflector lip is positioned a second distance from the centerline of the fuel-air injector hardware assembly,
wherein the first distance is greater than the second distance; and
wherein the surface of the flange is flush with the second side of the combustor dome.

US Pat. No. 10,428,731

METHOD FOR CLEANING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for cleaning a continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) system for removing foreign materials, the method comprising steps of:switching, by a controller, a target operating value of the CVVT system to a predetermined setting value within a set operating region and cleaning the CVVT system; and
determining, by the controller, whether a valve timing control learning request exists for the CVVT system, and aborting the cleaning when the valve timing control learning request exists,
wherein, when the cleaning is completed, a counter representing a number of times the cleaning is performed is increased,
wherein the cleaning is performed a predetermined number of times in a predetermined operating region of the engine,
wherein, when the number of times the cleaning is performed exceeds the predetermined number of times, the cleaning is aborted for more than a predetermined period of time, and
wherein, when the cleaning is aborted due to the valve timing control learning request, the number of times the cleaning is performed is not counted.

US Pat. No. 10,428,729

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR AN ENGINE BYPASS VALVE

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

17. A system, comprising:an engine having a first group of cylinders and a second group of cylinders, the first group of cylinders coupled to a first exhaust manifold and the second group of cylinders coupled to a second exhaust manifold, both the first group of cylinders and the second group of cylinders coupled to an intake manifold;
an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system including an EGR passage coupling the first exhaust manifold to the intake manifold, an EGR metering valve to control flow of exhaust gas through the EGR passage, and an EGR bypass valve to control flow of exhaust gas from the first exhaust manifold to an exhaust passage;
a turbocharger including a turbine positioned in the exhaust passage and a compressor positioned in an intake passage;
an engine bypass passage having an inlet fluidically coupled to an outlet of the compressor and an outlet fluidically coupled to an inlet of the turbine;
an engine bypass valve to control flow through the engine bypass passage; and
a controller storing non-transitory instructions in memory executable to:
responsive to compressor operation at a surge margin, adjust a position of the engine bypass valve to prevent a surge event, the engine bypass valve selectively adjusted by an amount more than needed to prevent the surge event in order to move compressor operation to a region of greater efficiency, the region of greater efficiency including a region of a compressor map having a higher compressor efficiency than one or more neighboring regions of the compressor map, the compressor map defined by compressor mass flow and compressor pressure ratio;
adjust a position of the EGR metering valve based on a target intake oxygen fraction; and
adjust a position of the EGR bypass valve to maintain a pressure of exhaust gas in the EGR passage above a pressure of intake air downstream of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,719

EXHAUST SIDE BLOCK INSERT, CYLINDER BLOCK ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE SAME, AND HEAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF ENGINE INCLUDING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A cylinder block assembly comprising:a cylinder block;
a cylinder body disposed in the cylinder block, with a plurality of cylinder bores formed in the cylinder body;
a water jacket, which is formed between an inner circumferential surface of the cylinder block and an outer circumferential surface of the cylinder body, and through which coolant flows; and
a block insert disposed in the water jacket and configured to guide a flow of the coolant,
wherein the cylinder block comprises:
a first block coolant outlet, which is formed in a second side surface of the cylinder block, and through which the coolant in the water jacket is discharged;
a second block coolant outlet, which is formed at a second side in a surface of an exhaust side of the cylinder block, and through which the coolant in the water jacket is discharged, and
a block coolant inlet which is formed at a first side in a surface of an intake side of the cylinder block, and into which coolant is drawn from a water pump, the block coolant inlet being configured to supply the drawn coolant into the water jacket,
wherein the exhaust side comprises a side at which combustion gas is exhausted out of the cylinder body, and
wherein the block insert comprises:
an intake side block insert disposed in an intake side water jacket of the water jacket, and configured to increase a flow rate of an exhaust side water jacket of the water jacket; and
an exhaust side block insert separately mounted from the intake side block insert and disposed in an exhaust side water jacket of the water jacket and configured to divide the exhaust side water jacket into an exhaust side upper flow passage and an exhaust side lower flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,428,717

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING DEGRADATION IN CATALYST

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A method for diagnosing a degree of degradation in a catalyst that oxidizes a gas component contained in an exhaust gas discharged from an internal combustion engine, said catalyst being provided in an exhaust path of said internal combustion engine, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing a diagnostic sensor disposed downstream of said catalyst in said exhaust path, said diagnostic sensor being connected to a controller having a storage and being configured to output an electromotive force corresponding to an NO conversion rate as a diagnostic output; and
b) diagnosing, by said controller, whether said catalyst has degraded beyond an acceptable limit by comparing said diagnostic output with a threshold value stored in said storage that is predetermined depending on a temperature of said catalyst,
wherein said NO conversion rate is defined as a ratio of nitrogen monoxide that is oxidized by said catalyst and discharged downstream of said catalyst as nitrogen dioxide, with respect to nitrogen monoxide contained in said exhaust gas supplied upstream of said catalyst in said exhaust path; and
c) checking, by said controller, whether degradation diagnosing conditions hold, before performing said diagnosing by said controller in said step (b),
wherein said degradation diagnosing conditions include the following first to third conditions:
said first condition: said temperature of said catalyst falls within a predetermined temperature range;
said second condition: said internal combustion engine is in a predetermined operating state; and
said third condition: a concentration of nitrogen oxide upstream of said catalyst in said exhaust path falls within a predetermined range,
said degree of degradation in said catalyst being diagnosed by said controller in said step (b) based on a value of said threshold value and said diagnostic output, after checking by said controller in said step (c) that said degradation diagnosing conditions hold,
said threshold value being defined based on an acceptable limit of said NO conversion rate, and said threshold value being determined for said predetermined temperature range defined under said first condition, and
in said step (b):
said catalyst being diagnosed by said controller as not having degraded beyond said acceptable limit when said diagnostic output is smaller than or equal to said threshold value; and
said catalyst being diagnosed by said controller as having degraded beyond said acceptable limit when said diagnostic output is larger than said threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,428,708

CATALYST FOR REDUCTION OF NITROGEN OXIDES

1. Nitrogen oxide storage catalyst composed of at least two catalytically active washcoat layers on a support body,wherein
a lower washcoat layer A contains cerium oxide in a quantity of 110 to 180 kg/m3 (110 to 180 g/L) in relation to the volume of the support body, an alkaline earth metal compound and/or an alkali metal compound, as well as platinum and palladium;
an upper washcoat layer B disposed atop the washcoat layer A contains cerium oxide, as well as platinum and palladium, and no alkali metal or alkaline earth metal compounds;
the ratio of the cerium oxide in washcoat layer A to the cerium oxide in washcoat layer B is greater than 1:1 up to 5:1, wherein the total quantity of cerium oxide in washcoat layer A and washcoat layer B, calculated in kg/m3 (g/L) and in relation to the volume of the support body, is 132 to 240 kg/m3 (132 to 240 g/L);
the ratio Pt:Pd in washcoat layer A and washcoat layer B is equal, and the ratio Pt:Pd amounts to 2:1 to 20:1;
the total quantity of platinum and palladium, calculated respectively in kg/m3 (g/L) and in relation to the volume of the support body, in washcoat layer A and washcoat layer B is equal; and
the ratio of the concentrations of platinum and palladium in washcoat layer A to platinum and palladium in washcoat layer B, respectively in relation to the total mass of the respective washcoat layer, is 1:1 to 1:5, and
wherein the quantity of cerium oxide in lower washcoat layer A exceeds the quantity of alkaline earth metal oxide or alkali metal oxide in lower washcoat layer A.

US Pat. No. 10,428,706

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VIDEO USING PERIODIC BUFFER DESCRIPTION

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a computer program stored thereon, the computer program causing a processor to execute operations including:parsing a plurality of buffer descriptions from a sequence parameter set of a coded video bitstream;
parsing (i) a buffer description identifier which indicates a buffer description out of the plurality of buffer descriptions, (ii) a plurality of buffer element identifiers, each of the plurality of buffer element identifiers indicating each of a plurality of buffer elements within the buffer description indicated by the buffer description identifier, each of the plurality of buffer elements corresponding to each of a plurality of reference pictures and (iii) a plurality of picture identifiers, each of the plurality of picture identifiers for reassigning each of the plurality of reference pictures to be associated with each of the plurality of buffer elements within the buffer description indicated by the buffer description identifier;
selecting one buffer description indicated by the buffer description identifier from the plurality of buffer descriptions for decoding a slice included in the coded video bitstream;
parsing, from a picture parameter set, a flag which indicates whether reassigning the plurality of reference pictures to be associated with each of the plurality of buffer elements within the selected one buffer description is to be executed or not;
reassigning, using the plurality of picture identifiers, the plurality of reference pictures to be associated with each of the plurality of buffer elements within the selected one buffer description, all the plurality of reference pictures existing in the selected one buffer description when the flag indicates the reassigning is to be executed;
decoding the slice from the coded video bitstream using a slice header and the selected one buffer description which is reassigned when the flag indicates that the reassigning is to be executed;
not reassigning the plurality of reference pictures to be associated with each of the plurality of buffer elements within the selected one buffer description when the flag indicates that the reassigning is not to be executed; and
decoding the slice using the slice header and the selected one buffer description which is not reassigned when the reassigning is not to be executed.

US Pat. No. 10,428,690

VARIABLE POSITIONER

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section having at least a first compressor portion and a second compressor portion;
a combustor fluidly connected to the compressor section;
a turbine section fluidly connected to the combustor, the turbine section having at least a first turbine portion and a second turbine portion;
a first shaft connecting the first compressor portion and the first turbine portion;
a second shaft connecting the second compressor portion and the second turbine portion, wherein the second shaft is at least partially disposed within the first shaft, and wherein the second shaft includes a radially protruding threading portion and a shaft spline aft of the radially protruding threading portion; and
a variable positioner disposed about said second shaft, wherein the variable positioner includes a radially inward facing threading section, and wherein said radially inward facing threading section of said variable positioner interfaces with said radially protruding threading portion of said second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,428,687

HEAT PIPE IN TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotating component for a turbine engine, comprising:the rotating component defining a surface, wherein the rotating component comprises a first material; and
a heat pipe positioned on the surface of the rotating component or within the rotating component, wherein the heat pipe comprises a working fluid and an outer perimeter wall, wherein the outer perimeter wall comprises a second material, and further wherein the first material is different in composition relative to the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,428,679

AERO-ACTUATED VANES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A turbomachinery vane system comprising:a plurality of vanes, each vane including:
a vane body defining a longitudinal axis, the vane body including:
a leading edge;
an opposed trailing edge;
a high pressure side; and
an opposed low pressure side; and
a trunnion extending from the vane body and defining a pivot point for pivoting the vane body about the longitudinal axis, the trunnion located at a position relative to the leading edge, the trailing edge, the high pressure side, and the low pressure side for aerodynamic loads to pivot the vane body;
a sync ring to which each vane of the plurality of vanes is operably connected; and
a lock system including
a first stop disposed at the sync ring engagable with a retaining member when the plurality of vanes are subjected to a first set of aerodynamic loads; and
a second stop disposed at the sync ring engagable with the retaining member when the plurality of vanes are subjected to a second set of aerodynamic loads;
wherein the lock system is operatively connected to the trunnion and configured to lock the vane body in a plurality of locked positions.

US Pat. No. 10,428,676

TIP CLEARANCE CONTROL WITH VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A system, comprising:a distribution manifold positioned along an outer surface of an engine case of a gas turbine engine, the distribution manifold including a plurality of outlets defined on the distribution manifold to direct a thermal fluid received by the distribution manifold onto an outer surface of the engine case of the gas turbine engine; and
a variable blower configured to blow the thermal fluid into the distribution manifold at a flow rate controlled by the variable blower, wherein the variable blower comprises a plurality of blower blades and the variable blower is configured to adjust a rotational speed of the plurality of blower blades to vary the flow rate of the thermal fluid, wherein the flow rate through the variable blower is adjustable over a range of non-zero target flow rates, wherein the flow rate adjusted by the variable blower is not adjusted by a physical valve, wherein the thermal fluid from the variable blower is applied to the plurality of outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,428,674

GAS TURBINE ENGINE FEATURES FOR TIP CLEARANCE INSPECTION

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine assembly comprisinga turbine wheel assembly including a disk and a plurality of blades that extend outwardly from the disk in a radial direction away from an axis, and
a turbine shroud that extends around the blades of the turbine wheel assembly to block gases from passing over the blades during operation of the turbine assembly, the turbine shroud including a plurality of blade track segments arranged circumferentially adjacent to one another about the axis to form a ring, each blade track segment having a runner that forms a primary track surface facing the axis and spaced from the axis in the radial direction,
wherein (i) at least one of the plurality of blade track segments includes a first set of rub depth indicators spaced from one another and each having a first depth measured from the primary track surface and a second set of rub depth indicators spaced from one another and each having a second depth measured from the primary track surface, (ii) the first set of rub depth indicators and the second set of rub depth indicators are configured such that approximate rub depths of the turbine wheel assembly into the turbine shroud caused by turbine wheel assembly rotation within the turbine shroud during operation of the turbine assembly may be determined based on visual observation of the first set of rub depth indicators and the second set of rub depth indicators, (iii) the first set of rub depth indicators are arranged along a first pathway in a first direction such that the first depths successively increase as the first set of rub depth indicators are located adjacent to one another in the first direction, and (iv) the second set of rub depth indicators are arranged in the first direction along a second pathway such that the second depths successively decrease as the second set of rub depth indicators are located adjacent to one another in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,428,669

SEALING BUSH CARRIER FOR A STEAM TURBINE AND STEAM TURBINE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A sealing bush carrier for a steam turbine, the steam turbine at least comprising a rotor and a turbine housing, wherein the sealing bush carrier is configured to be arranged between a shaft of the rotor and the turbine housing, the sealing bush carrier comprising:an interlocking arrangement which geometrically interlocks the sealing bush carrier directly with the turbine housing, and
at least two hollow passages which extend from a rotor-facing part of the sealing bush carrier to a housing-facing part of the sealing bush carrier, the at least two hollow passages adapted to be assigned to corresponding hollow openings in the turbine housing for an extraction of steam of the steam turbine through the at least two hollow passages of the sealing bush carrier into the corresponding hollow openings of the turbine housing,
wherein the at least two hollow passages communicate with the corresponding hollow openings through the interlocking arrangement, and
wherein ends of the at least two hollow passages which face the rotor are spaced axially with respect to the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,428,661

TURBINE WHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE COMPONENTS

Roll-Royce North American...

1. A turbine wheel assembly adapted for use in a turbine section of a gas turbine engine, the turbine wheel assembly comprisinga disk comprising metallic materials and arranged around a central axis,
a plurality of blades comprising ceramic matrix composite materials, each of the plurality of blades including a root received in a slot formed in the disk to couple the blade to the disk, an airfoil arranged radially outward of the disk, and a platform that extends circumferentially from the airfoil around a portion of the disk without extending axially forward or axially aft of the airfoil to define a portion of a primary gas path located radially outward of the platform, and
a first face plate coupled to the disk, the first face plate including a main ring arranged axially adjacent to the roots of the plurality of blades to block movement of the root out of the slots and a first seal flange that extends axially from the main ring adjacent to the platforms of the blades to resist movement of gas into and out of the primary engine gas path,
wherein the first seal flange of the first face plate has a radially-outwardly facing surface that is co-radial with an outer surface of the platforms of the blades so as to define another portion of the primary gas path,
wherein the main ring of the first face plate has a radially-outwardly facing surface that is co-radial with an outer surface of the platforms of the blades to define another portion of the primary gas path.

US Pat. No. 10,428,652

STRIKE TIP FOR A PICK TOOL HAVING A FLAT APEX AREA

Element Six GmbH, Burgha...

1. A strike tip for a pick tool, comprisinga strike structure joined to a substrate at an interface boundary, the strike structure comprising polycrystalline diamond (PCD) material and the substrate comprising carbide material, the strike tip having a proximate strike end coterminous with the PCD material, a distal end defined by the substrate, and a side connecting the strike and distal ends;
the distal end having a diameter of between 10 to 20 millimeters and the strike end including a flat apex area and an outer area extending from the apex area to the side, the outer area defining a partial conical surface arranged concentrically with the side, the partial conical surface having a cone angle of 80° to 110°, wherein the thickness of the strike structure between the apex area and the interface boundary opposite the apex area is 2.5 to 10 mm, the apex area being less than the outer area and having a minimum diametrical dimension of 1 millimeter and a maximum diametrical dimension of 3 millimeters, wherein the apex area is at least partly bounded by an edge formed between the apex area and the outer area.

US Pat. No. 10,428,647

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME WELL SURVEILLANCE

Petrolink International L...

1. A method comprising, by a computer system:receiving, in real-time, a rate of penetration, a volumetric flow rate, and a mud weight produced by sensors in relation to a well;
receiving non-real-time data in relation to the well;
identifying at least one of a laminar flow and a turbulent flow of a fluid in the well based, at least in part, on shear rate developed by particles in the fluid, wherein the shear rate developed by the particles are based, at least in part, on the mud weight;
responsive to the identifying, determining slip velocity of the particles;
determining a cutting concentration associated with each of a plurality of measured depths in the well based, at least in part, on the slip velocity of the particles, the rate of penetration, the flow rate, and the non-real-time data; and
for each of the plurality of measured depths, facilitating a real-time display of the cutting concentration, wherein the real-time display comprises information related to the cutting concentration corresponding to real-time measured depths in the well.

US Pat. No. 10,428,641

DRAW-DOWN PRESSURE APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method, comprising:building a global model of a field including an actual wellbore extending through geological formations, the global model accounting for the details of the geological formations included in the field around the wellbore;
determining, from the global model, stress components in the field;
building a sub-model accounting for a portion of the field at the location of the wellbore using a finite element modeling tool, the sub-model including a plurality of formation elements;
applying the stress components to the sub-model as boundary conditions;
modeling the wellbore by removing formation elements from the sub-model to define a well surface in the sub-model;
modeling a perforated portion of the wellbore by removing formation elements from the sub-model to define at least one perforation tunnel surface in the sub-model, the perforation tunnel surface intersecting the well surface in the sub-model and extending laterally from the well surface in the sub-model;
determining pressure values for a set of draw-down pressures of a fluid present downhole in the perforated portion of the wellbore;
determining a value of strain in the perforated portion of the wellbore by applying the pressure values determined for the set of draw-down pressures to the perforation tunnel surface in the perforated portion in the sub-model; and
operating a controlled device that is fluidly coupled to the wellbore to control a rate of hydrocarbon extraction from the wellbore, when the value of strain determined is greater than a selected threshold, wherein operating the controlled device adjusts the set of draw-down pressures of the fluid present downhole in the perforated portion of the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,428,638

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DRILLING MACHINE

Epiroc Drilling Solutions...

1. A method for drilling a borehole using a drilling rig having at least one rotary drill bit, the method comprising:monitoring one or more drilling parameters;
determining whether the one or more monitored drilling parameters are within predetermined specifications for one or more of the monitored drill parameters; and,
executing a exception control procedure for control of a drilling parameter; the exception control procedure comprising:
receiving at least one input sensor value associated with at least one drilling parameter;
subtracting a target value from the at least one input sensor value to establish an error value;
dividing the error value by the range between a pre-determined maximum for the at least one input sensor value and the target value to establish a scaled error value;
multiplying the scaled error value by a proportional gain to give a first output value;
applying feedback control to the first output to minimize the first output value;
and adding 1 to the minimized first output value to give an adjusted minimized first output value;
subtracting a lower limit for the at least one input sensor value from a current setpoint for the at least one input sensor value to give an adjusted setpoint for the at least one input sensor value;
multiplying the adjusted setpoint for the at least one input sensor value by the adjusted minimized first output value and adding the result of the multiplying of the adjusted setpoint for the at least one input sensor value by the adjusted minimized first output value to the lower limit for the at least one input sensor value to give a setting value for the at least one drilling parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,605

UNIVERSAL INJECTION HEAD SYSTEM AND METHOD

Integral Oilfield Solutio...

10. A method of coupling an injector head to an injector head system, the system comprising an injector head platform, an injector head table supported above the injector head platform, a lift coupled to the injector head platform and the injector head table, an injector head adapter coupled to the injector head table, at least one locator arm coupled to the injector head adapter, a pin coupled to each locator arm, and a lock nut coupled to each pin, the method comprising:rotating the injector head adapter relative to the injector head to align the injector head adapter with the injector head, the at least one locator arm including a first locator arm;
moving a first pin relative to the first locator arm and aligning the first pin with the injector head;
coupling the first pin in a first position on the first locator arm with a first lock nut; and
coupling the injector head to the injector head adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,604

MOVEABLE JAW BIT BREAKER TECHNOLOGY

FALCON TOOLS, LLC, Fargo...

1. A bit breaker configured to embrace a pipe, tool section, tool or pipe joint for making or loosening a threaded joint, the bit breaker comprising a generally flat plate that bounds a pipe slot, the plate defining two fixed arms and a fixed base leg, the pipe slot located between the two fixed arms, the two fixed arms project respectively from opposed ends of the fixed base leg, the two fixed arms being non-adjustable in that relative positions of the two fixed arms and the fixed base leg are fixed, the bit breaker having two jaws that define two working surfaces located on opposite sides of the pipe slot, the two jaws being configured to move relative to the plate, the two working surfaces of the two jaws each being devoid of any concave recess configured to receive the pipe, tool section, tool or pipe joint, each of the two jaws having an engage position and a release position, the two working surfaces of the two jaws being parallel or substantially parallel to each other when the two jaws are in the engage position as well as when the two jaws are in the release position, and the bit breaker being devoid of a hydraulic, pneumatic, or other powered actuator configured to move either of the two jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,428,594

ALIGNMENT GUIDE FEATURE FOR METAL TO METAL SEAL PROTECTION ON MECHANICAL CONNECTIONS AND COUPLINGS

Vetco Gray, LLC, Houston...

1. A tubular connection comprising:a first tubular member having a box connector defined at an upper end thereof, the box connector defining a first longitudinal axis and including internal mating features along an internal surface thereof and a box-side metallic sealing surface defined on the internal surface below the internal mating features; and
a second tubular member having a pin connector defined at a lower end thereof, the pin connector defining a second longitudinal axis and including external mating features defined along an external surface thereof, the external mating features operable to engage the internal mating features of the box connector to couple the first and second tubular members to one another, the pin connector further including a stabbing flank defined on the external surface below the external mating features, the stabbing flank comprising:
an annular flank surface tapered radially inwardly in a direction toward the lower end of the pin connector to define a cone angle with respect to the second longitudinal axis;
a pin-side metallic sealing surface defined on the annular flank surface, the pin-side metallic sealing surface operable to engage the box-side metallic sealing surface to form a fluid seal therewith at a sealing face when the external mating features are engaged with the internal mating features; and
an alignment protrusion extending radially outward farther than the pin-side metallic sealing surface at the sealing face in a direction normal to the cone angle, the alignment protrusion located between an end of the pin connector and the pin-side metallic sealing surface such that the alignment protrusion is operable to engage the internal mating features of the box connector to concentrically align the pin connector with the box connector and urge the pin-side metallic sealing surface radially inward and away from the internal mating features when the pin connector is stabbed into the box connector.

US Pat. No. 10,428,593

THREADED END OF A TUBULAR COMPONENT FOR DRILLING OR WORKING HYDROCARBON WELLS, AND RESULTING CONNECTION

VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRA...

1. A threaded end of a steel tubular component suitable for drilling or working hydrocarbon wells, said threaded end comprising a threaded zone on an external or internal peripheral surface of the threaded end depending on whether the threaded end is male or female,wherein at least a portion of the threaded end is coated with a dry film comprising an organic matrix in which 10% to 15% by weight of calcium ion exchange amorphous silica pigments are dispersed,
wherein the organic matrix is a thermoplastic matrix comprising a thermoplastic selected from the group consisting of a polyethylene wax, a copolyamide based on an acid dimer, an esterified colophane, and a terpene resin.

US Pat. No. 10,428,592

RIG LAYOUT SYSTEM

NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOG...

11. A method of drilling multiple wells on a single wellsite, comprising the steps of:a) providing a first wellbore location;
b) positioning a blowout preventer (BOP) at the wellbore location;
c) positioning a drilling rig at the wellbore location, the drilling rig including a rig floor and at least one substructure, the substructure having a longitudinal axis, the rig floor including a V-door side, the side of the drilling rig adjacent to the V-door side defining a V-door area, the drilling rig including a mast pivotably coupled to the drill floor and pivotable between raised and lowered positions;
d) defining a first access area as the area between a pair of lines extending parallel to the longitudinal axis of the substructure such the BOP is between the lines, the first access area including a left access area on a first side of the rig and a right access area on an opposite side of the rig from the left access area, the left access area being free of equipment that is not in transit;
e) defining a second access area as the area between a pair of lines extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the substructure, wherein the second access area includes a far access area on one side of the rig and a near access area on an opposite side of the rig from the far access area, wherein a far left quadrant is defined between the left access area and the far access area, further including at least one piece of backyard equipment in the far left quadrant, the mast is positioned in the far access area when in the lowered position;
f) positioning a pipe handling system in the left, right, or near access area;
g) using the rig to drill at the first wellbore location; and
h) maintaining the first access area free of equipment that is not in transit at least during drilling.

US Pat. No. 10,428,586

REAMER ASSEMBLY

Inrock Drilling Systems, ...

9. A method of providing a reamer for horizontal directional drilling comprising:providing a base plate comprising:
one or more fluid conduits extending there through;
a central orifice extending there through; and
one or more receiving cavities disposed therein;
inserting a substantially tubular component, comprising at least one orifice in the exterior surface thereof, through said central orifice;
positioning said base plate at a location along the length of said tubular component;
installing one or more fluid chambers on said tubular component exterior surface, whereby at least one said fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the interior of said tubular component, via said tubular component exterior surface orifice, and whereby said fluid chamber is also in fluid communication with at least one fluid conduit of said base plate;
affixing one or more gussets to the exterior surface of one or both of said tubular component and said base plate;
whereby at least one said gusset is at least partially disposed proximate a bottom surface of the base plate;
providing one or more cutting assemblies, each comprising a leg segment, each leg segment comprising an insert section, each insert section having an exterior surface adapted and configured to be inserted into one said receiving cavity; and
inserting each insert section into one said receiving cavity of said base plate, via an opening of that said receiving cavity disposed on a top side of said base plate, and affixing each insert section therein.

US Pat. No. 10,428,583

MULTIMODE STEERING AND HOMING SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS

Merlin Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus forming part of a system including a boring tool that is movable by a drill string having an extendable length that leads from the drill rig to the boring tool for performing a horizontal directional drilling operation that advances the boring tool through the ground, said apparatus comprising:a transmitter supported by the boring tool for transmitting an electromagnetic homing signal, said transmitter including a magnetometer for producing magnetic readings that characterize the magnetic field of the earth and an accelerometer for generating pitch readings that characterize a pitch orientation of the boring tool;
a portable device configured for receiving the electromagnetic homing signal in a homing mode for generating homing commands to guide the boring tool to a target position in relation to the portable device; and
a processor configured for generating steering commands for guiding the boring tool in a steering mode using the magnetic readings, the pitch readings and the extendable length of the drill string such that at least some positional error is introduced between an actual position of the inground tool and a predicted location of the inground tool and for switching from the steering mode to the homing mode based on one or more determined distances between the portable device and the boring tool as the boring tool approaches the portable device to, thereafter, guide the boring tool to the target position in compensation for said positional error.

US Pat. No. 10,428,582

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CREATING PRESSURE PULSES FOR PULSE TELEMETRY FOR MWD TOOLS USING A DIRECT DRIVE HYDRAULIC RAM

Standard Directional Serv...

1. A method of creating pressure pulses within a drill string during drilling operations, the method comprising:moving a poppet of a pulser system within a measuring while drilling (MWD) tool, the moving of the poppet by:
activating, by a motor controller, an electric motor with a stator submerged in hydraulic fluid, and thereby turning a motor shaft;
turning a threaded shaft by rotation of the motor shaft;
translating a ball screw nut along the threaded shaft responsive to turning the threaded shaft the ball screw nut telescoped over the threaded shaft and the ball screw nut rigidly coupled to a linear positioner;
translating a piston rod within a cylinder housing by the linear positioner responsive to translating the ball screw nut; and thereby
moving the poppet coupled to the piston rod, the movement of the poppet relative to a valve seat;
counting, by the motor controller during the activating, electronic pulses from a sensor that senses full or partial rotations of the motor shaft, the counting creates a count value; and
ceasing activation of the electric motor when the count value meets or exceeds a set point count value proportional to a predetermined travel distance of the poppet;
wherein the electric motor, the ball screw nut, and the linear positioner all fluidly sealed within a linear actuation assembly of the pulser system.

US Pat. No. 10,428,580

SPRING OPERATED ROLLER BLIND SYSTEM WITH TENSION SPRING ADJUSTING MECHANISM AND LOCKING ELEMENT FOR SAID SYSTEM

Coulisse B.V., Enter (NL...

11. A locking element and a spring operated roller blind system, said spring operated roller blind system comprising:a roller blind provided with a roller shaft, wherein a central rod extends through the roller shaft and a flexible sheet member is attached to the roller shaft; wherein
the roller blind system is further provided with two bracket connectors attached at outer ends of the roller shaft, wherein each bracket connector is provided with a pin for connection to the shaft of the roller blind, an end plate is arranged by two spacers on the bracket connectors, wherein a space between the two spacers forms a slot and each bracket connector is provided with a controllable hook arranged on a tongue on the end plate,wherein the roller blind system is further provided with two mounting brackets for mounting the roller blind system on a surface, wherein each mounting bracket is provided with one locking tooth with a hole, wherein each of the bracket connectors is arranged for releasable coupling to one of the mounting brackets; and each of the bracket connectors can be locked to one of the mounting brackets by placing the locking tooth in the slot and dropping the hook in the hole, wherein each of the bracket connectors can be unlocked from each mounting bracket by operating the tongue, whereinthe roller blind is configured to be spring operated and comprises
a tension spring fixedly connected to the central rod and to the roller shaft, and
a tension adjusting mechanism for adjusting tension of the tension spring; wherein
the tension adjusting mechanism comprises an adjusting wheel and an adjusting spring for adjusting a rotational position of the central rod, wherein the adjusting wheel and the adjusting spring are arranged coaxially on the pin of one of the bracket connectors,
the tension adjusting mechanism further comprises first engaging means for pushing the adjusting spring in a relaxed configuration and second engaging means for pushing the adjusting spring in a tightened configuration;
the first engaging means is arranged on the adjusting wheel; and
the second engaging means is connected to the central rod by way of an adjusting rod; and wherein
the locking element comprises a lip and a tongue interconnected by a bridge part, the locking element is arranged for bridging the adjusting wheel, said adjusting wheel having two outer flat sides, and for locking onto one of the bracket connectors on both outer flat sides of the adjusting wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,428,573

STIFFENING ADD-ON PROFILE FOR WINDOW FRAME AND WINDOW FRAME COMPRISING SAME

Deceuninck NV, Roeselare...

1. A window profile made of polymeric material and defining an inner cavity, the window profile having an outer surface comprising unexposed side portions, defined between a pair of clamping brackets defining a drainage zone, and exposed side portions,a stiffening profile is provided external of said window profile in said drainage zone, the stiffening profile comprising two distinct longitudinal reinforcement edges extending parallel one to another and being connected by a web of polymeric material,
wherein said stiffening profile comprises a polymer material and a reinforcement material, the reinforcement material only present in the two distinct longitudinal reinforcement edges is selected from the group of metal rods, metal wires, metal cables, glass fibres, aramid fibres, carbon fibres, continuous natural fibres and mixtures thereof, and locally embedded in the polymer web,
the stiffening profile having a tensile (flexural) modulus in its length (L) direction of at least 5 GPa according to EN2561 and the polymer material having a lambda value of maximum 2 W/mK.

US Pat. No. 10,428,568

ACTUATING DRIVE FOR DRIVING A MOVABLY MOUNTED FURNITURE PART

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. An actuating drive for driving a movably mounted furniture part, the actuating drive comprising:an actuating arm to be connected to the furniture part, the actuating arm being formed to be moveable between a first end position and a second end position,
a damper for damping both a movement of the actuating arm into the first end position and a movement of the actuating arm into the second end position, the damper being configured to carry out a damping stroke, and
a coupling mechanism for coupling the actuating arm or an actuating part connected to the actuating arm to the damper at least in the case of the movements of the actuating arm into the two end positions, the coupling mechanism including an actuator for carrying out the damping stroke of the damper,
a main drive force store to apply a force to the actuating arm or an actuating part connected to the actuating arm, and
an end position force store for applying a force to the actuating arm when the actuating arm moves into the first end position and when the actuating arm moves into the second end position,
wherein the actuator is configured to act on the damper both in the movement of the actuating arm into the first end position and in the movement of the actuating arm into the second end position to carry out the damping stroke,
wherein the actuating arm is configured to carry out a first swivel movement when moving into the first end position and a second swivel movement when moving into the second end position, the second swivel movement being opposite to the first swivel movement,
wherein the coupling mechanism further includes:
a swiveling lever and a rectification mechanism for converting the first swivel movement and the second swivel movements of the actuating arm into a swivel movement of the swiveling lever carried out in the same direction, and
a force transmission element, the end position force store being configured to act on the force transmission element both when the actuating arm moves into the first end position and when the actuating arm moves into the second end position, and
wherein the end position force store is releasably lockable by the force transmission element and the swiveling lever which is movable relative to the force transmission element and which is engagable with the force transmission element in a force-locking or form-locking manner when the end position force store is charged.

US Pat. No. 10,428,567

MULTI-PANEL STACKING OVERHEAD DOOR

CORNELLCOOKSON, LLC, Mou...

1. A multi-panel stacking door system comprising:a first and second door retaining guide located at a respective first and second door end;
a door lifting apparatus; and
a plurality of panel stacks, each stack comprising a plurality of panels including a top panel and a bottom panel;
wherein the plurality of panel stacks includes a first and second end stack, each end stack plurality of panels comprising a plurality of end panels;
wherein a respective top horizontal extrusion affixed to the top of each panel; a respective bottom horizontal extrusion affixed to the bottom of each panel; and a respective first and a respective second individual vertical extrusion affixed to a respective first and a respective second side of each panel form a respective frame encasing each panel; the frame comprising a frame tab;
wherein;
at least one of the top panels is fixed in position to remain stationary;
each vertical extrusion extends from a distal edge surface of the panel in a direction substantially parallel a plane defined by the panel and comprises a first vertical extrusion slot and a second vertical extrusion slot separated by a nesting section;
each top and bottom horizontal extrusion comprises a horizontal extrusion shelf and a horizontal extrusion catching hook; and
at least one vertical extrusion of the first end stack is retained by a retaining member within the first door retaining guide and at least one vertical extrusion of the second end stack is retained by a different retaining member within the second door retaining guide.

US Pat. No. 10,428,562

DEVICE FOR DETECTING A USER'S INTENTION TO LOCK OR UNLOCK A MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A device (D?) to be integrated into a motor vehicle door handle for detecting a user's intention to lock or unlock a motor vehicle door, comprising:a casing (B?), that includes
a contact detection element (100) that detects a contact of a user's hand on the door handle (10),
a printed circuit (80) in electrical communication with the contact detection element,
and a voltage source (Vcc) connecting to the printed circuit to energize the printed circuit, and
an elastically deformable first part (52), which is elastically deformable along a predetermined axis (Y-Y?), the first part presenting an area (50) of contact with an interior surface of the door handle (10),
wherein the contact detection element (100) includes
a non-magnetic metal target (40), beneath the elastically deformable first part and adapted to move along the predetermined axis (Y-Y?) responsive to a deformation of said elastically deformable first part,
a coil (20), connected to a capacitance (C1), forming with said capacitance (C1) an oscillating circuit having a natural resonance frequency,
means (M1), provided on the printed circuit, for adjusting the frequency of the oscillating circuit to a predetermined frequency,
a prestressed compressible element (30), located between the non-magnetic metal target (40) and the coil (20),
means (51) for transmitting a movement of the first part (52) of the casing (B?) to the non-magnetic metal target (40),
means (M2), provided on the printed circuit, for measuring an inductance (L) of the coil (20),
means (M3), provided on the printed circuit, for comparison between the measured inductance (L) and a predetermined threshold value of inductance (Ls), for detecting the user's intention to lock or unlock the door, and
means (60?), provided on the printed circuit, for controlling the adjustment means (M1), the measurement means (M2) and the comparison means (M3).

US Pat. No. 10,428,561

VERIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE LATCH AND METHOD

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A verification system for a vehicle latch comprising:a switch operable to determine an ajar condition of a vehicle door, wherein the switch is in operative communication with a door control unit; and
a cam operatively coupled to a power release mechanism that actuates movement of the vehicle latch between an opened and closed position, the cam having a curved surface in operable contact with the switch, the switch also determining a fully reset condition or an un-reset condition of the vehicle latch, the door control unit detecting when a switch circuit of the switch is in a closed condition or an open condition, wherein the switch circuit in the open condition indicates that the door is closed and the vehicle latch is in the fully reset condition, wherein the switch circuit in the closed condition indicates that the door is ajar or the vehicle latch is in the un-reset condition, the closed condition present when the curved surface of the cam is in direct contact with the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,428,557

WIRELESS LOCK SYSTEM

1. A lock comprising: a motor driven pin; a first motor connected to the motor driven pin; a lock housing containing the first motor and the motor driven pin, the motor driven pin being moveable from an open position where it is inside the housing to a closed position where it is at least partially outside the housing; and a hook member having a first end and a second end, the hook member being connected to the housing via the first end, wherein when the motor driven pin is in the closed position, the hook member and the motor driven pin create a closed loop by the motor driven pin abutting the second end; wherein the hook member is non-moveably integral to the lock housing and the lock housing defines a passage for the motor driven pin to move vertically in and out of the lock housing to lock the system by being in the closed position, and to unlock the system by being in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,556

HIGH SECURITY LOCKING SYSTEM WHICH FORMS A DEVIATING PICKING PATH AND ASSOCIATED DEVIATED KEY

Bowley Lock Company Inc.,...

1. A high security locking system comprising:a deviated key;
a lock housing, wherein the lock housing comprises a face plate with a keyhole for receiving the deviated key, wherein the lock housing includes first pin slots formed in the lock housing;
a lock cylinder disposed within the lock housing so as to be selectively rotatable relative to the lock housing, wherein the lock cylinder includes second pin slots formed in the lock cylinder;
tumbler pins at least partially received within the second pin slots and being movable between a first position in which the lock cylinder is fixed relative to the lock housing and a second position in which a shear plane between the lock housing and the lock cylinder is not blocked to enable rotation of the lock housing relative to the lock cylinder;
an idler block disposed within the lock cylinder, wherein the idler block includes a channel receiving the deviated key therein such that the idler block is rotatable with the deviated key relative to the lock cylinder to align the deviated key with one or more of the second pin slots in the lock cylinder; and
a stationary block disposed within the lock cylinder in fixed relation to one of the lock cylinder or the lock housing, wherein the deviated key must rotate with the idler block relative to the stationary block without interference with the stationary block.

US Pat. No. 10,428,555

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VENDING SECURELY STORED PRODUCTS TO CONSUMERS

WIND CORPORATION, Danbur...

1. A lock mechanism, comprising:a rotary latch configured for rotation between a locked position and an unlocked position, the rotary latch rotating in a first plane and the rotary latch is retained in the locked position after it has been rotated into the locked position from the unlocked position, the rotary latch being spring biased into the unlocked position by a biasing member; and
a first locking mechanism for releasing the rotary latch from the locked position after rotation of the rotary latch into the locked position, the first locking mechanism having a planar member directly contacting a latch trigger of the rotary latch as it moves from a first position to a second position, wherein the rotary latch is only capable of being manipulated back into the unlocked position from the locked position only after movement of the planar member of the first locking mechanism into the second position, wherein movement of the planar member of the first locking mechanism from the first position to the second position is only in a second plane that is not parallel to the first plane and wherein the planar member of the first locking mechanism must be returned to the first position in order to subsequently re-release the rotary latch from the locked position, wherein the planar member is directly mounted to a plug via a cam that is rotated by a key inserted into the plug of the locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,428,553

FENCE POST WITH METAL INSERT

1. A fence post assembly, including:a wood post member, having a longitudinal axis, a first end surface, and a second end surface; and
an elongated metal insert, having an insert longitudinal axis, a first end surface, and a second end surface, wherein the metal insert is positioned within a cavity in the wood post member, with the first end surface of the metal insert at least substantially aligned with the first end surface of the wood post member, and the insert longitudinal axis at least substantially aligned with the longitudinal axis of the wood post member;
wherein the metal insert is held within the cavity by friction; and
wherein the wood post member has a length L, along the longitudinal axis, and the elongated metal insert has a length P, along the insert longitudinal axis, and wherein L is greater than, or at least substantially equal to, 5 feet, and P is in the range (0.60) L

US Pat. No. 10,428,549

AWNING APPARATUS

12. The awning arm joint of Claim 8, wherein the contact surfaces are disposed at an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the second arm end member, the angle being between 0 and 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,428,546

COMPONENTS OF AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANERS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

1. A pool-cleaning brush comprising:a. a brush body;
b. first and second flexible fingers (i) depending from the brush body and (ii) comprising opposed first and second major sides;
c. at least one protrusion extending outward from the first major side of the first flexible finger;
d. a member (i) connected to the brush body and (ii) configured in use to be frictionally fitted into a recess of an automatic pool cleaner; and
e. first and second clips.

US Pat. No. 10,428,542

METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING AN IN-GROUND SWIMMING POOL AND RELATED FORM SYSTEM

Jackson Pools, Inc., For...

1. A method of constructing an in-ground swimming pool comprising:positioning a plurality of outer form panels in side-by-side relation to define an outer form wall within an excavated area of ground corresponding to a desired in-ground swimming pool shape, each outer form panel having opposing inner and outer sides and comprising an outer smooth rigid panel, a plurality of spaced apart longitudinal outer ribs coupled to the outer smooth rigid panel defining the outer side of the outer form panel, and a support member bracket carried by a given one of the plurality of spaced apart longitudinal outer ribs;
positioning a plurality of inner form panels in side-by-side relation and in spaced relation from the inner side of the plurality of outer form panels to define an inner form wall, the inner and outer form walls defining a wall space therebetween, and each inner form panel having opposing inner and outer sides; and
coupling a plurality of tubular support members over the wall space and to the outer side of the plurality of inner form panels and to respective ones of the plurality of support member brackets, each tubular support member comprising a tubular base member and a plurality of tubular arms extending outwardly from the tubular base member, each tubular support member being coupled so that the tubular base member extends across the wall space adjacent an uppermost one of the plurality of longitudinal outer ribs and so that one of the tubular support arms extends across the uppermost longitudinal outer rib to be slidably received between adjacent portions of the corresponding support member bracket and the given longitudinal outer rib.

US Pat. No. 10,428,541

PORTABLE, PROTECTIVE SHELTER

1. A shelter comprising:at least two side walls;
a back wall; and
a roof,
wherein the side walls, the back wall, and the roof comprise a material that is rigid and weatherproof,
wherein the shelter is detachable and portable,
wherein the side walls, back wall, and roof are removably joined together via one or more magnetic fasteners,
wherein the material comprises:
a layer of a base material, wherein the base material is a PVC foam core;
at least one layer of a reinforcing material, wherein the reinforcing material is fiberglass;
a fabric layer, wherein the fabric layer is a fiber composite; and
a coating layer, wherein the coating layer is an epoxy resin, and wherein the coating layer completely surrounds the base material, reinforcing material, and fabric layer, and
wherein the magnetic fasteners are embedded within the PVC foam core near a perimeter of the PVC foam core and are positioned directly underneath the coating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,540

MODULAR COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE

Ardent Federal Credit Uni...

15. A financial institution unit for use on a floor in an area having an electric power source coupled thereto, comprising:(a) a first exterior module defining an interior space therein, the first exterior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, an interior elongated side and an opposite exterior elongated side, the interior elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the first exterior module including an electrical wiring system, consultant office furnishings being disposed in the interior space of the first exterior module;
(b) a second exterior module defining an interior space therein, the second exterior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, an interior elongated side and an opposite exterior elongated side, the interior elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the second exterior module including an electrical wiring system, teller office furnishings being disposed in the interior space of the second exterior module;
(c) an interior module, disposed between the first exterior module and the second exterior module, defining an interior space therein, the interior module having a top side, a bottom side, a front side, an opposite back side, a first elongated side and an opposite second elongated side, at least one of the first elongated side and the second elongated side defining an opening configured to allow access to the interior space, the interior module including an electrical wiring system, an adaptation for performance of a predefined human activity being disposed in the interior space of the interior module;
(d) a conveyance mechanism in communication with the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module that selectively facilitates movement of at least two of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module so that the modular commercial structure has a first configuration in which the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module are brought together to prevent access to the interior spaces therein and so that the modular commercial structure has a second configuration in which the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module are spaced apart sufficiently to provide access to the interior spaces therein, the conveyance system including:
(i) at least two parallel tracks embedded in the floor; and
(ii) at least two pairs of aligned rollers affixed to the bottom sides of at least two of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module so that the bottom side includes pairs of aligned rollers engaged in each of the two parallel tracks;
(e) a distribution system that receives power from the electric power source and that distributes electric power to the electrical wiring system of each of the first exterior module, the second exterior module and the interior module while the modular commercial structure is in either the first configuration or the second configuration; and
(f) an automatic teller machine secured to a selected one of the front side and the back side of the at least one of the exterior modules and the interior module and facing outwardly therefrom so as to provide access thereto while the modular commercial structure is in either the first configuration or the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,533

WALL PANEL SYSTEM

9. The wall panel system of claim 8 further comprising an open space defined between the wall surface and the central portion of the third wall panel that consists of empty space.

US Pat. No. 10,428,527

ROOF VALLEY BATTEN

1. A roof valley batten comprising:a mounting surface, a plurality of pedestals and a plurality of channels;
wherein the plurality of pedestals attach to the mounting surface;
wherein the plurality of channels are formed within the plurality of pedestals;
wherein the roof valley batten is used with a roof;
wherein the roof is further defined with a roof valley, a metal valley and a plurality of shingles;
wherein the roof valley and the metal valley form a structure;
wherein the roof valley batten attaches the plurality of shingles to the structure formed by the roof valley and the metal valley;
wherein the plurality of shingles attach to the mounting surface;
wherein the mounting surface comprises a first rectangular block structure;
wherein the first rectangular block structure is further defined with an inferior face and a superior face;
wherein the first rectangular block structure is a solid rectangular block structure;
wherein the plurality of shingles attach to the superior face of the first rectangular block structure;
wherein the plurality of pedestals forms a pedestal structure that raises the mounting surface above the metal valley;
wherein the plurality of pedestals transfers the load path of the mounting surface and the plurality of shingles to the roof through the metal valley and the roof valley;
wherein each of the plurality of pedestals attaches to the inferior face of the mounting surface;
wherein each of the plurality of pedestals projects perpendicularly away from the mounting surface;
wherein the plurality of pedestals comprises a collection of individual pedestals;
wherein each individual pedestal comprises a second rectangular block structure, an adhesive coating, and a parchment cover;
wherein the adhesive coating attaches the parchment cover to the second rectangular block structure;
wherein the second rectangular block structure is further defined with a fixed face, a free face, and a center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,428,526

ROOFTOP SUPPORT SYSTEM

ZSI-Foster, Inc., Canton...

9. A method of supporting a structure on a rooftop, comprising:providing at least one support block to the rooftop; and
coupling the structure to the support block,
wherein the support block includes:
a base configured to rest on the rooftop, the base having a first base section and a second base section separated by an inverted U-shaped recess that is configured as a first gripping feature;
first and second sidewalls unitary with the base and extending along a length of the support block, the first and second sidewalls each defining a second gripping feature;
third and fourth sidewalls unitary with the base and extending along a width of the support block;
a pair of scallop-shaped recesses that are formed in the third sidewall and the first base section and the fourth side wall and the second base section, respectively, the scallop-shaped recesses defining a third gripping feature;
an upper surface defining an elongate channel formed therein;
a pair of apertures formed in the elongate channel; and
a coupling feature embedded in each of the apertures,
wherein each of the first base section, second base section, and the inverted U-shaped recess include a cavity formed therein, a depth of each cavity being selected to adjust a mass of the support block, and
wherein the apertures do not communicate with the cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,428,523

SHEATHING LOCK END CAP

2. A post-tensioning tendon comprising:a tension member including a strand and a sheath, the sheath having an outer surface;
an anchor coupled to an end of the tension member by wedges, the anchor including a tubular extension through which the tension member is passed; and
a sheathing retention assembly including:
an outer cap, the outer cap having an inner forcing surface, the outer cap coupled to the tubular extension; and
one or more sheath holding elements positioned at least partially within the outer cap, the one or more sheath holding elements each having a tapered outer surface engaging the forcing surface, the one or more sheath holding elements each including an inner surface that engages the outer surface of the sheath, wherein engagement of the tapered outer surface with the forcing surface biases holding elements radially inward into contact with the sheath thereby increasing normal force between the holding elements and the sheath and causing the holding elements to grip the sheath; and
a seal positioned between the outer surface of the sheath and the outer cap;
wherein the seal is positioned between the outer surface of the sheath and both the outer cap and the one or more sheath holding elements and is also positioned between the one or more sheath holding elements and the tubular extension.

US Pat. No. 10,428,520

THERMALLY BROKEN FRAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A thermal framing system comprised of:a structural apparatus portion,
an exterior retention framing portion,
and a thermal fastener system comprised of
at least one thermal fastener comprised of at least one thermal spacer and at least one structural fastener,
wherein the at least one structural fastener is capable of fitting within the at least one thermal spacer,
and wherein the structural apparatus portion is comprised of at least one T-shaped member capable of being secured to a wall,
wherein the at least one T-shaped member is comprised of
a portion capable of lying in a in a generally flattened configuration against the wall, and at least one structural tab,
wherein the at least one structural tab extends in generally perpendicular relative to the flattened portion,
and wherein the at least one structural tab is further comprised of at least one structural tab aperture,
and wherein the exterior retention framing portion is comprised of a retention face and at least one framing tab attached to, and generally perpendicular to, the retention face,
and wherein the at least one framing tab is comprised of at least one framing tab aperture,
and wherein the at least one respective framing tab aperture and the at least one structural tab aperture are each capable of accommodating the at least one thermal fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,428,519

WRAPS FOR STEEL LINTELS

Angle Armour Inc., Belle...

1. A wrap for a steel lintel positioned above a structural opening of a structure comprising:a plastic sheet member for placement on the steel lintel wherein the plastic sheet member is contoured to cover the steel lintel across a width of the structural opening;
wherein the plastic sheet member extends to cover a bottom surface of a lower flange of the steel lintel providing a flashing at an interior angle of the steel lintel;
wherein the wrap is fabricated from extruded plastic and maintains a uniform thickness and uniform profile across the width; and
wherein a top end of the plastic sheet member comprises a flap and a hinge bend that when installed forms a sealed air space at a location between the structure and the steel lintel.

US Pat. No. 10,428,518

FLOOR DOWEL SLEEVE FOR CONCRETE SLAB SEAMS

1. A floor dowel sleeve for receiving a dowel plate that spans between and vertically supports concrete slabs at a seam between the concrete slabs, said floor dowel sleeve comprising:a sleeve body portion having an upper wall, a lower wall, and a side wall that continuously connects between the upper and lower walls to form a cavity that is configured to receive a dowel plate at a front opening, wherein the upper and lower walls are configured to contact respective top and bottom surfaces of the dowel plate in the cavity;
a break-away interior wall disposed within the cavity and extending continuously between the upper and lower walls to define a transverse barrier surface that is generally perpendicular to the upper and lower walls and that forms a continuous void between an edge of the dowel plate and the side wall, wherein the break-away interior wall is configured to at least partially break-away from at least one of the upper or lower walls upon lateral movement of the dowel plate into the continuous void;
a collar portion have a planar shape disposed around the front opening and integrally connected to the upper wall, the lower wall, and the side wall; and
a stiffening flange that extends from the collar portion along an outer surface of the sleeve body portion to prevent the sleeve body portion from collapsing into the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,428,517

ROOF ASSEMBLY RAKE PLATE RETAINER

Building Research Systems...

12. A rake plate retainer operably joining a floating rake plate, defining an elongated slot, to a stationary underlying building structural in a roof assembly, the rake plate retainer permitting a displacement of the rake plate relative to the building structural, the rake plate retainer comprising:a retention flange defining a fastener opening;
a standoff boss extending from the retention flange; and
a fastener passing through each of the fastener opening and the standoff boss to attach to the underlying building structural, the standoff boss surrounding the fastener inside the rake plate's slot and configured for a sliding clearance relationship with the rake plate portion defining the slot, permitting operable sliding movement of the rake plate relative to the building structural.

US Pat. No. 10,428,515

BIM-BASED MODULAR HOUSING BUILT WITH THIN-WALL CHANNEL STEELS

HENAN AUSPIC TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A building information modeling (BIM)-based modular housing built with workpieces made of thin-wall channel steel, the workpieces comprising:a butting connector having at least one C-section member having a base with two bilateral wing plates being coupled to an edge of at least two web members, each bilateral wing plate having an edge with a plurality of locating grooves parallel with the edge, an outside surface of the butting connector having clamping grooves at each end lateral of a corresponding web member;
at least two separate inward-flanging C-section members each having a support with two bilateral flanged plates that each have an inwardly bent inward flange and have a plurality of rear pressing members opposite of the inwardly bent inward flange, the at least two inward-flanging C-section members being coupled to opposite ends of the at least one corresponding butting connector by having the base on an inside surface of the support with the two bilateral wing plates on an inside surface of the two bilateral flange plates and with each edge of the two bilateral wing plates within each inward flange so that the plurality of rear pressing members are aligned and pressed into the plurality of locating grooves and so that the inwardly bent inward flange is located within a notch in the edge of the at least two web members;
at least two straps bounding an outside of the at least one inward-flanging C-section member, each strap being positioned within a strap recess, such that each strap is lateral to a corresponding clamping groove and web member so as to be bound there around; and
a BIM information locating piece on the workpiece, the BIM information locating piece including information with a unique name of the workpiece, a unique spatial location of the workpiece, a shape of the workpiece, and a material of the workpiece, the BIM information locating piece being readable.

US Pat. No. 10,428,511

APPARATUS FOR PIPELINE REHABILITATION WITH INTERNAL BYPASS

1. A system for the rehabilitation of underground sewer pipe, comprising: an internal bypass for a section of sewer pipe to be rehabilitated, the internal bypass constructed and arranged to divert the flow through the section of sewer pipe from an upstream location to a downstream location through a length of flexible bypass hose that is disposed within the sewer; and a sewer rehabilitation device having a length that is shorter than the length of the flexible bypass hose, the sewer rehabilitation device constructed and arranged to move through the section of sewer pipe along the flexible bypass hose, elevating the flexible bypass hose as it moves along the hose so as to position the hose between an invert and a crown of the sewer pipe so as to create an application area in which the flexible bypass hose is spaced from a surrounding inner wall of the sewer pipe, the application area allowing rehabilitation materials to be sprayed onto the inner wall of the sewer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,428,508

HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TOILET ASSEMBLY

1. A height adjustable toilet assembly comprising:a commode comprising a bowl;
a plate coupled to a bottom of said bowl;
a base coupled to a floor of a structure;
a pump coupled to said base;
a hydraulic cylinder coupled to and extending perpendicularly between said base and said plate, said hydraulic cylinder being operationally coupled to said pump wherein said pump is positioned for actuating said hydraulic cylinder for selectively extending said commode from said base; and
a bellows coupled to and extending between a perimeter of said base and a circumference of said bottom of said bowl wherein said bellows is positioned for extending as said commode is extended from said base.

US Pat. No. 10,428,506

TOILET WASH IMPROVEMENT

1. A toilet wash system, comprising:a splitter having an inlet for being attached to a toilet shut off valve, and having a first outlet and a second outlet;
a first supply line attached to the first outlet of the splitter and an opposite end for being attached to a water inlet port of a toilet;
a second supply line attached to the second outlet of the splitter and an outlet end;
a single valve with an inlet port attached to the outlet end of the second supply line, and an opposite end;
an elongated cleaning tube having an inlet end attached to the opposite end of the single valve, and an outlet end, wherein the outlet end of the cleaning tube is used to flush waste away; and
a disposable removable tip for being attached to the outlet end of the cleaning tube, the removable tip includes an external end having longitudinal parallel slits that form fingers for use a cleaning brush.

US Pat. No. 10,428,504

ELECTRONIC TOILET SWITCHABLE BETWEEN COLD WATER AND HOT WATER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

HANYU GROUP JOINT-STOCK C...

1. An electronic toilet switchable between cold-water and hot-water for treating hemorrhoids, comprising: a controller and a water spraying cleaner, comprising:a water chiller, having a cold-water outlet pipe and a cold-water electromagnetic valve disposed on the cold-water outlet pipe;
a water heater, having a hot-water outlet pipe and a hot-water electromagnetic valve disposed on the hot-water outlet pipe; and
a booster water pump, having a water inlet connected to a confluent water outlet pipe which is formed by the cold-water outlet pipe through the cold-water electromagnetic valve of the water chiller joining to the hot-water outlet pipe through the hot-water electromagnetic valve of the water heater, and a water outlet connected to the water spraying cleaner.

US Pat. No. 10,428,501

DRAINAGE ASSEMBLY FOR A BATHTUB

Kuang-Ming Kuo, New Taip...

1. A drainage assembly for a bathtub, comprising:a stopper unit detachably coupled to a base, the base having outer threads, the base defining a drain passage and having a lock hole defined through a bottom surface thereof;
a drain pipe having a tub shoe at one end thereof, the tub shoe communicating with the drain passage, the tub shoe including inner threads defined in an inner periphery thereof to engage the outer threads of the base, an extension extending from an inner bottom of the tub shoe to be disposed beneath the base, the extension having a bottom end closed by the inner bottom of the tub shoe; and
an elongate guide member including a rod having a diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the lock hole, a first connection portion formed at a first end of the rod, the first connection portion detachably connected to the extension of the tube shoe when the rod of the guide member is passed through the lock hole with the stopper unit detached from the base, the guide member being thereby connected to align the tub shoe with the base, and to connect the outer threads of the base with the inner threads of the tub shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,428,499

BACKFLOW PREVENTER FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION INSTALLATIONS

Caleffi S.p.A., (IT)

1. A backflow preventer for water distribution installations, comprises a body including at least one inlet conduit arranged along an inlet axis, at least one outlet conduit arranged along an outlet axis, and at least one discharge conduit arranged along a first discharge axis of the body, at least one check valve which prevents a backflow of fluid from the outlet conduit to the inlet conduit in the event of a low pressure upstream of the backflow preventer and/or high pressure downstream of the backflow preventer, a discharge valve arranged along the fit discharge axis of the body of the backflow preventer for discharging fluid in the aforesaid low and/or high pressure conditions, a discharge pipe connected with said discharge valve to discharge the fluid outside the backflow preventer along a second discharge axis of the discharge pipe, and a first coupling device for varying an angular position of the discharge pipe with respect to the body of the backflow preventer, said discharge pipe including a first tube portion connected with the body and arranged along the first discharge axis of the body and a second tube portion arranged along the second discharge axis of the discharge pipe, the two pipe portions being connected via two respective joining ports that are angled with respect to their respective axes and via a second coupling that retains the second tube portion on the first tube portion and enables the second tube portion to rotate with respect to the first tube portion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,490

EXCAVATOR WITH RIGID FORCE TRANSFER LINK

Guangxi LiuGong Machinery...

1. An excavator comprising:an articulated boom; and
a balancing mechanism that assists a movement of the articulated boom from a lower position to an upper position by applying a pulling force on the articulated boom,
wherein the balancing mechanism comprises a balancing member that generates an assisting force and a force transfer mechanism that couples the balancing member with the articulated boom,
wherein the force transfer mechanism comprises a link mechanism,
wherein the link mechanism comprises a rigid force transfer link coupled to the articulated boom at one end thereof and a guiding link coupled to a platform of the excavator at one end thereof,
wherein the rigid force transfer link and the guiding link are connected at their respective other ends at a connecting portion of both links,
wherein the balancing member is coupled to the connecting portion, and
wherein the link mechanism transfers the assisting force from the balancing member to the articulated boom at a transmission ratio independent from a position of the articulated boom.

US Pat. No. 10,428,487

LINER

NORTHSTONE (NI) LIMITED, ...

1. A stackable section used in a liner for a manhole chamber, comprising:at least four single pieces, each single piece having
a straight portion and a curved portion; and
a first arm and a second arm which are substantially perpendicular to one another, the first arm of each single piece being longer than the second arm of each single piece, wherein the first and second arms each comprise a connector to enable each arm to be connected to an adjacent piece,
wherein a length of the second arm of each single piece is substantially the same, and a length of the first arm of a first piece of the at least four single pieces is different from a length of the first arm of a second piece of the at least four single pieces,
wherein the at least four single pieces assemble to form an enclosed stackable section, and
wherein respective dimensions of the first arm and the second arm of each single piece are chosen such that, when each piece is incorporated into the stackable section, a further corresponding piece can fit within the stackable section along an axis substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,428,486

ANCHORING MEMBER FOR FACING ELEMENTS FOR USE IN STABILISED EARTH STRUCTURES, FORMER AND PROCEDURE FOR THE FABRICATION OF SUCH A FACING ELEMENT

OFFICINE MACCAFERRI S.P.A...

1. An anchoring member capable of being integrated into a facing element for creation of stabilized earth structures, comprising:a shell defining a recess with a mouth,
an anchoring bar extending transversely within the recess along a straight line and which is configured to receive an elongated stabilising member for stabilised earth structures inserted into the mouth, wherein the anchoring bar is tubular, so as to allow insertion of a straight rod element of a reinforcing grid therein.

US Pat. No. 10,428,478

EXPANDABLE CONTAINMENT PLOW

Meyer Products, LLC, Cle...

1. A plow mounting apparatus for mounting a material handling box assembly on an associated vehicle having a chassis, such as a truck, comprising:a plow frame having at least a front portion and a rear portion;
a lift frame attached to the rear portion of the plow frame, wherein the lift frame has a first side member and a second side member;
a clevis frame attached to the rear portion of the plow frame;
a vehicle mounting frame consisting of an upper cross member and a lower cross member, wherein the vehicle mounting frame is semi-permanently attached to the chassis of the associated vehicle, the lift frame includes a pair of upper hooks which engage the upper cross member on the vehicle mounting frame, and wherein the clevis frame includes a pair of lower hooks which engage the lower cross member on the vehicle mounting frame;
a vertical pull structure attached to the lift frame, the vertical pull structure having an outer vertical sleeve and an inner vertical member slidingly engageable with the outer vertical sleeve;
a height adjustment mechanism operable to raise and lower the material handling box assembly relative to the ground, the height adjustment mechanism comprising a hydraulic cylinder having a top portion and a bottom portion; the top portion being attached to the lift frame and the bottom portion being attached to a foot member, and;
an adjustable auxiliary light mounting apparatus, comprising:
a cross member positioned between the first side member and the second side member of the lift frame, wherein the cross member has a first end and a second end having an inner diameter and an outer diameter, and the cross member having at least one aperture at a first end and at least one aperture at a second end of the cross member;
a first horn having a first end and a second end having an inner diameter and an outer diameter, wherein the outer diameter of the first end of the first horn is less than the inner diameter of the first end of the cross member, wherein the first end of the first horn is positioned within the first end of the cross member and wherein the first horn has at least one aperture positioned so as to overlap the at least one aperture at the first end of the cross member;
a second horn having a first end and a second end having an inner diameter and an outer diameter, wherein the outer diameter of the second horn is less than the inner diameter of the second end of the cross member, wherein the first end of the second horn is positioned within the second end of the cross member and wherein the second horn has at least one aperture positioned so as to overlap the at least one aperture in the second end of the cross member;
at least one first auxiliary light housing positioned at a top portion of the first horn and at least one second auxiliary light housing positioned at a top portion of the second horn;
at least one light positioned within the first and second auxiliary light housings; and
a pin inserted within the overlapping apertures of the first and second horns and the cross member so as to secure the horns within the cross member;
wherein the material handling box assembly further comprises:
a main blade consisting of a plate having a concave front surface opposite a convex rear surface; being elongated along its width to define a pair of lateral ends opposed to one another, the elongation defining an axis of elongation; and a plurality of substantially vertical, laterally spaced apart gussets engaged to the rear surface but absent from the lateral ends of the main blade;
a guide frame engaged directly to the rear surface to provide structural support thereto, elongated in the width direction, extending the width of the blade; having a C-shaped cross section having a pair of opposing lips engaged to the rear surface where each of said lips extends toward the other lip; the guide frame defining a first half of a first slidable engagement set having an operational axis substantially parallel to the axis of elongation; and a first half of a second slidable engagement set having an operational axis substantially parallel to the axis of elongation; and
a first wing blade assembly slidably engaged with the first half of a first slidable engagement set by a wing blade slide defining a second half of the first slidable engagement set; the state of being slidably engaged permitting the first wing blade assembly to be moved along the operational axis of the first slidable engagement set such that the width of the material handling box assembly may be adjusted; the first wing blade assembly comprising a wing blade having a front surface positioned behind and which is curved to conform with the rear surface; and a lateral edge plate defining a lateral containment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,476

DEVICE FOR NON-IMPACT STOPPING OF VEHICLES

1. A device for non-impact stopping of a wheeled vehicle, the device comprising:(a) a net structure formed from a first plurality of flexible elements extending in a first direction interconnected with a second plurality of flexible elements extending in a second direction, non-parallel to said first direction;
(b) a plurality of tire-penetrating elements mechanically linked to a leading edge of said net structure;
(c) a plurality of irreversible energy absorbing elements integrated into the net structure in two non parallel directions,
so as to irreversibly absorb energy applied to deform said net structure.

US Pat. No. 10,428,474

MOBILE BARRIER

Concaten, Inc., Golden, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a mobile barrier for use in military, riot control, and terrorism prevention operations, said mobile barrier comprising first and second platforms; a plurality of interconnected wall sections positioned between and connected to the first and second platforms, said plurality of wall sections defining a protected work area on a side of the barrier;
providing a steerable caboose attached to the mobile barrier, said steerable caboose comprising a first steerable axle assembly and a second nonsteerable axle assembly;
said first steerable axle assembly comprising a first axle, first and second hydraulic cylinders, first and second front hinges and first and second rear hinges and a tie rod engaged mechanically with the first and second front hinges, first and second rear hinges and first and second hydraulic cylinders to hydraulically steer left and right wheels attached to the first steerable axle assembly;
wherein the tie rod locks into a lock position when in a nonsteering mode and unlocks from the lock position into an unlocked position when in a steering mode;
said second nonsteerable axle assembly comprising a set of air bags to raise and lower a second axle and a pair of leaf springs that elastically deform to permit the second axle to be raised and lowered in response to deflation and inflation of the set of air bags respectively;
selecting, by remote control, the unlock activator, which causes the tie rod to be placed in the unlocked position;
selecting, by remote control, the raise activator to deflate the set of air bags and raise the second axle;
selecting, by remote control, left and right activators to rotate the left and right wheels on the first steerable axle assembly to the left and right respectively and thereby steer the caboose by activation of the hydraulic cylinders to a selected position for the mobile barrier;
selecting, by remote control, the lock activator to return the tie rod to the locked position when the barrier is in the selected position;
selecting, by remote control, a lower activator to inflate the set of air bags and lower the second axle so that wheels attached to the second nonsteerable axle assembly are in contact with a travel surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,473

SINUOUS TRAFFIC LINE

M.B.G. Industries, Swamp...

1. A system of sinusoidal traffic lines comprising:applied traffic lines that are arranged to have a wavy left edge and a corresponding wavy right edge so as to create a sinusoidal line in a directional vector along the axis of the traffic, a pattern of the wavy left edge being identical and corresponding to a pattern of the wavy right edge;
describing a contiguous assembly of three parallel line portions with a first portion having a concentration of glass beads per gallon of paint that is different from the concentration of glass beads per gallon of paint of a second portion;
the second portion being the outermost portions of the traffic line.

US Pat. No. 10,428,472

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A CROSS SLOPE OF AN ASPHALT PAVER SCREED

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A construction machine comprising:a tractor;
an implement coupled to the tractor via a left tow arm and a right tow arm;
a left slope sensor mounted to the left tow arm;
a right slope sensor mounted to the right tow arm; and
one or more processors configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from the left slope sensor, left slope data;
receiving, from the right slope sensor, right slope data;
calculating a measured cross slope of a virtual transverse beam extending between the left tow arm and the right tow arm based on the left slope data and the right slope data;
obtaining a target cross slope; and
causing movement of one or both of the left tow arm and the right tow arm based on a comparison between the measured cross slope and the target cross slope.

US Pat. No. 10,428,471

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING COLD PLANER MATERIAL FLOW

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A cold planer comprising:a machine frame;
a milling drum rotatably coupled to the machine frame;
a first conveyor configured to convey a milled material away from the milling drum;
a second conveyor configured to convey the milled material from the first conveyor to a discharge location, wherein the second conveyor is pivotably connected to the machine frame;
a swivel sensor configured to generate swivel data corresponding to a swivel position of the second conveyor; and
a control module in electrical communication with the swivel sensor, the control module configured to receive the swivel data and to control motion of the second conveyor based on the swivel data.

US Pat. No. 10,428,468

TRACK-MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

PROGRESS RAIL A CATERPILL...

1. A track-mounting assembly for securing a rail extending in a longitudinal direction to a substrate, the assembly comprising:a frame fixable to the substrate and formed with a vertically throughgoing aperture having an inner edge formed by
a longitudinally extending gauge surface directed transversely toward a field side of the assembly and
a transversely oppositely directed and longitudinally extending field surface directed toward a gauge side of the assembly and of substantially greater area than the gauge surface;
a track plate in the aperture and having an upwardly directed rail seat on which the rail is supported and an outer edge formed by
a longitudinally extending gauge surface spacedly transversely confronting and of generally the same area as the gauge surface of the aperture and
a longitudinally extending field surface spacedly transversely confronting and of generally the same area as the field surface of the aperture, the field surface of the track plate being of substantially greater area than the gauge surface of the aperture; and
an elastomeric mass generally filling a space between the gauge surfaces and the field surfaces of the aperture and track plate.

US Pat. No. 10,428,463

FIBROUS STRUCTURES COMPRISING REGIONS HAVING DIFFERENT MICRO-CT INTENSIVE PROPERTY VALUES AND ASSOCIATED TRANSITION SLOPES

1. A fibrous structure comprising a plurality of filaments and a plurality of solid additives, the fibrous structure further comprising a first region and a second region, wherein the first and second regions exhibit at least one common intensive property that differs in value and wherein a micro-CT basis weight transition between the first and second regions exhibits a micro-CT basis weight inter-region transition slope value of greater than 0.5 gsm/mm as measured according to the Micro-CT Test Method.

US Pat. No. 10,428,461

TOILET TISSUE SPRAY DISPENSER AND METHOD

Aquinelle, LLC, New York...

1. A method of moistening a toilet tissue square with a quantity of cleansing liquid to create a moistened wipe, said method comprising the steps of:acquiring a portable dispenser of the type having a spray bottle with a quantity of cleansing liquid retained therein and further having a spray cap affixed to a top of the spray bottle, the spray cap having a finger pump for extracting the cleansing liquid and further defining an orifice for dispensing the cleansing liquid through the orifice as a cone of mist having an approximate diameter of three inches at a distance of approximately four inches from the orifice;
acquiring at least one square of toilet tissue approximately four inches square;
holding the dispenser in a user's hand approximately four inches from the at least one toilet tissue square;
orienting the orifice of the finger pump at an angle with respect to a plane of the toilet tissue;
depressing the finger pump at least once to dispense a cone of mist of the cleansing liquid toward the at least one toilet tissue square;
allowing a portion of the cone of mist to deposit on the at least one toilet tissue square to moisten the at least one toilet tissue square; and
applying the at least one toilet tissue square to an area of the user's body desired to be cleansed;
wherein the cleansing liquid is formulated with:
Water 30%-100%;
Cocamidopropyl 3%-30%;
PEG 80 Sorbitan Laurate 3%-30%;
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate 3%-30%;
PEG 150 Distearate 3%-30%;
Glycerin 3%-30%;
Propylene Glycol 3%-30%;
1,3 Propanediol 1%-3%;
Ethylhexyl Glycerin 1%-3%;
Potassium Sorbate 1%-3%;
Hamamelis Virginiana Extract 0.1%-0.3%;
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice 0.1%-0.3%;
Tocopheryl Acetate 0.1%-0.3%;
Sodium Benzoate 0.1%-0.3%;
Phenoxyethanol 0.1%-0.3%; and
Citric Acid 0.1%-0.3%.

US Pat. No. 10,428,457

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING WATERMARKED PAPER

FEDRIGONI S.P.A., Verona...

1. A method for manufacturing watermarked paper, comprising:a step of forming a first fibrous panel which comprises at least one watermark element;
a step of forming a second, thin fibrous panel;
a step of removal, by way of suction, of at least one portion of said second, thin fibrous panel in order to produce a localized reduction in thickness at a first face of said second, thin fibrous panel, so as to provide at least one accommodation seat intended to accommodate a security element, said step being performed before the second, thin fibrous panel is coupled to a ribbon-like element;
a step of coupling between said first fibrous panel and a face of said second, thin fibrous panel which lies opposite said first face.

US Pat. No. 10,428,456

STEEL WIRE ROPE FOR CONVEYOR BELT

JIANGSU FASTEN TECHNOLOGY...

1. A steel wire rope for conveyor belt, comprising:a central steel wire, a steel wire layer externally wound about the central steel wire, and a plurality of external steel wire strands,
wherein each external steel wire strand comprises a core steel wire and N external steel wires; the central steel wire, the steel wire layer externally wound about the central steel wire, and the plurality of external steel wire strands are wound to form a line contact steel wire rope in one step, the plurality of external steel wire strands are wound about an outer surface of the steel wire layer and are in line contact with the steel wire layer, and wherein the steel wire layer externally wound on the central steel wire comprises M steel wires.

US Pat. No. 10,428,450

GLASS FIBER REINFORCED FACER MAT

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A fiber mat facer comprising:a non-woven web of fibers comprising:
a first group of fibers having an average fiber diameter from about 6 ?m to about 20 ?m; and
a second group of fibers having an average fiber diameter from about 0.5 ?m to about 5 ?m;
a binder to bond together the non-woven web of fibers into a fiber mat, the binder including a water repellant additive and a dispersant additive;
an additive that enhances the opacity of the mat; and
a paint atop an outer surface of the fiber mat, wherein the paint comprises a weak acid having a pKa between ?2 and 14, and wherein the weak acid comprises greater than about 0.08 wt. % and below about 0.1 wt. % of the dry weight of the paint; and
wherein the water repellant additive comprises a stearylated melamine water repellant comprising between about 0.5 wt. % and 0.7 wt. % of the total weight of the fiber mat, and wherein the fiber mat has a surface energy of between about 40 dyne/cm and about 50 dyne/cm.

US Pat. No. 10,428,448

WET-ACTIVATED COOLING FABRIC

MISSION PRODUCT HOLDINGS,...

1. A warp knit fabric produced using a warp knit 4-bar construction,wherein a first bar uses a 1-0/2-3 stitch notation on a first course using a first yarn,
wherein a second bar uses a 1-2/1-0 stitch notation on a second course using a second yarn,
wherein a third bar uses a 0-1/2-1 stitch notation on a third course using a third yarn, and
wherein a fourth bar uses a 1-0/1-2 stitch notation on a fourth course using a fourth yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,428,443

METHOD OF MAKING A SPUNBOND FROM FILAMENTS

1. A method of making a spunbond web, the method comprising the steps of:providing a spinneret having a nozzle plate forming a plurality of nozzle holes that are homogeneously distributed across the entire nozzle plate;
heating polypropylene having an average isotactic sequence length of at least 65 to an onset temperature of at least 120°;
extruding filaments of the heated polypropylene by the spinneret through the homogeneously distributed nozzle holes such that the filaments travel in a flow direction and are spaced apart homogeneously in a direction transverse to the flow direction;
moving the homogeneously spaced and extruded filaments in the flow direction downstream from the nozzle plate through a monomer suction device into a cooling chamber divided into upper and lower cooling compartments;
feeding cool process air into the cooling chamber to cool the filaments in the compartments thereof;
sucking a portion of the process air by the monomer suction device from the upper cooling compartment and drawing the sucked out portion of the process air into the monomer suction device at a volumetric flow rate VM;
feeding another portion of the process air from the upper compartment at a volumetric flow rate V1 into the lower cooling compartment;
setting the flow rates relative to each other such that a volumetric flow-rate ratio VM/V1 is 0.1 to 0.3; and
feeding the filaments from the lower cooling compartment into a stretcher; and
then depositing the filaments from the stretcher onto a deposition device for the spunbond web.

US Pat. No. 10,428,439

PREDICTIVE CAPABILITY FOR ELECTROPLATING SHIELD DESIGN

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of electroplating, comprising:placing a substrate in a tank comprising a plating solution, an anode, and a base shield, the base shield having a plurality of openings in an array having a two-dimensional coordinate system; and
electroplating a material on the substrate, wherein at least one of the number of the plurality of openings, the diameter of the plurality of openings, or the location of the plurality of openings in the base shield is determined by a method comprising:
running a simulated plating process on a substrate using a base shield between the substrate and an anode in a bath, the base shield comprising a plurality of openings therethrough defining an array comprising a two coordinates;
after running the simulated plating process, determining if a predetermined criterion for the simulated plating process is satisfied; and
if the predetermined criterion is not satisfied, adjusting one or more of the plurality of openings, wherein adjusting the openings of the array comprises adjusting at least one of the two coordinates and an area of one or more of the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,428,430

MARINE UTILITY CAST IRON ANODE

1. A marine utility anode sled, comprising:at least two generally parallel lateral members having lateral member centerlines and made of an anodic material;
at least two generally parallel longitudinal members attached to reside generally perpendicular to the lateral members and having longitudinal member centerlines above the lateral member centerlines of the lateral members and made of an anodic material; and
at least one electrical cable in electrical communication with the anodic material of both the lateral members and longitudinal members.

US Pat. No. 10,428,422

FILM-FORMING METHOD

PHILTECH Inc., Tokyo (JP...

1. A film-forming method for forming a film in a film-forming apparatus including (i) a first accumulation mechanism in which a first source gas is accumulated and a second accumulation mechanism in which a second source gas is accumulated, (ii) a first instantaneously-heating unit connected to the first accumulation mechanism that heats the first source gas, and a second instantaneously-heating unit connected to the second accumulation mechanism that heats the second source gas, wherein each of the first and second instantaneously-heating units heats each of the first and second source gases respectively by causing each of the first and second source gases to vertically collide with a flow path wall of a flow path formed on a surface of a heat exchange substrate electrically heated to cause heat exchange between each of the first and second source gases and the flow path wall, and (iii) a reaction chamber in which a substrate whose temperature is lower than a heating temperature of each of the first and second instantaneously-heating units is placed, comprising:generating first gas molecular species by causing the first source gas in an amount accumulated in the first accumulation mechanism to pass through the first instantaneously-heating unit, and generating second gas molecular species by causing the second source gas in an amount accumulated in the second accumulation mechanism to pass through the second instantaneously-heating unit;
sharply raising a partial pressure of the first gas molecular species and a partial pressure of the second gas molecular species by projectingly supplying the first gas molecular species and the second gas molecular species so that the partial pressures of the first and second gas molecular species make projecting peaks to the reaction chamber in which the substrate has been placed, which has been depressurized, and which has a constant capacity;
bringing the first gas molecular species or the second gas molecular species into reaction by alternately repeatedly guiding the first gas molecular species or the second gas molecular species to a surface of the substrate; and
forming a compound film on the surface of the substrate by supplying the first and second gas molecular species with repeated depressurization and projecting supply.

US Pat. No. 10,428,420

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PROCESSING SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:flowing a precursor gas into a processing chamber;
injecting an inert gas directly into an exhaust line at a location between the processing chamber and an abatement system downstream of the processing chamber, wherein the inert gas bypasses the processing chamber; and
controlling the flow of the inert gas based on the flow of the precursor gas, wherein the flowing of the inert gas is controlled in response to a change to the flowing of the precursor gas.

US Pat. No. 10,428,418

METAL MATERIAL AND A METHOD FOR USE IN FABRICATING THEREOF

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A metal material comprising a plurality of metal particles arranged in a structure having at least two phases including a crystalline phase and an amorphous phase; wherein the crystalline phase is arranged to form a plurality of spherical crystalline structures and the amorphous phase is arranged to surround the spherical crystalline structures such that the spherical crystalline structures are substantially free of dislocation.

US Pat. No. 10,428,415

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SHADOW MASK USING HYBRID PROCESSING AND SHADOW MASK MANUFACTURED THEREBY

AP SYSTEMS INC., (KR)

1. A method of manufacturing a shadow mask, wherein hybrid processing is used to form a mask pattern on the shadow mask, the method comprising:forming a wet-etched pattern by performing wet etching from above a base;
forming a laser-processed pattern that continues from the wet-etched pattern, by performing laser processing from above the base or from below the base on which the wet-etched pattern is formed,
wherein at the forming the laser-processed pattern, a masking part having a masking pattern corresponding to the mask pattern of the shadow mask is formed above an upper surface of the base, and a laser beam is irradiated from above the masking part,
wherein the masking part is a phase shift mask (PSM) that has a plurality of masking patterns having different widths and being capable of shifting a phase of the laser beam at different angles,
wherein when irradiating the laser beam from above the masking part,
the laser beam is irradiated from above the phase shift mask (PSM) onto the base to pass through the masking patterns that shift the phase of the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,428,405

EXTRACTANT AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING AND SEPARATING YTTRIUM

XIAMEN INSTITUTE OF RARE ...

1. A method for the extraction and separation of yttrium, comprising:(1) mixing an extractant with a diluent to obtain an organic solution,
wherein the extractant is a compound or a mixture of compounds of formula (1):

wherein,
X is P or N; and
all of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are n-butyl, or one of R1, R2, R3, and R4 is n-tetradecyl and the other three of R1, R2, R3, and R4 are n-butyl;
(2) in a first extraction step, mixing the organic solution obtained in step (1) with an aqueous solution containing yttrium and other rare earth compounds to undergo selective extraction, so that yttrium remains in an aqueous phase while the other rare compounds are extracted into an organic phase; and
(3) in a back-extraction step, mixing the organic phase obtained from step (2) with an aqueous inorganic acid solution to extract the other rare earth compounds from the organic phase into the aqueous inorganic acid solution, wherein a molar concentration of the inorganic acid in the aqueous inorganic acid solution is 0.005 mol/l to 0.5 mol/l.

US Pat. No. 10,428,399

IMMERSION PROBE AND ASSEMBLY OF IMMERSION SUBLANCE AND IMMERSION PROBE FOR A CONVERTER FURNACE

ECIL MET TEC LTDA., Pied...

1. An immersion assembly for a converter furnace comprising: an immersion sublance comprising: a guide comprising a guide connecting end; and a sublance holder comprising a first coupling end and a second coupling end; wherein the guide connecting end of the guide is coupled to the first coupling end of the sublance holder; and wherein the sublance holder extends longitudinally from the first coupling end to the second coupling end; and an immersion probe comprising: a casing comprising an upper portion and having an internal cavity; and an adjustable portion located in the internal cavity, the adjustable portion comprising a connecting portion, an elastic portion, and a fixed portion, wherein the connecting portion is attached to the elastic portion and the elastic portion is attached to the fixed portion; and wherein the adjustable portion extends longitudinally along the internal cavity of the casing from the connecting portion to the fixed portion; wherein the second coupling end of the sublance holder of the immersion sublance is connected to the connecting portion of the adjustable portion of the immersion probe; wherein the connecting portion comprises a connector attached to a connection base, wherein the connector is located within the internal cavity of the casing, and wherein the connection base is attached to the elastic portion; wherein the elastic portion is disposed between the fixed portion and the connecting portion so that compression of the elastic portion decreases a length of the adjustable portion after a first contact point is established between a surface of the connection base of the connecting portion and a surface of the second coupling end of the sublance holder; and wherein the elastic portion is configured to compress until a second contact point is established between the upper portion of the casing of the immersion probe and the guide connecting end of the guide of the immersion sublance.

US Pat. No. 10,428,388

METHOD FOR DETECTING THE METHYLATION OF COLORECTAL-CANCER-SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENES FOR COLORECTAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of SDC2 (Syndecan 2) gene, the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA from step (a) with bisulfite; and
(c) measuring methylation of a CpG of the SDC2 gene in the genomic DNA treated with bisulfite according the step (b) by using a primer pair comprising
a primer comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 574; and
a primer comprising the sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 573, 577 to 594, and 612 to 635,to amplify a methylated CpG of the bisulfite-treated SDC2 gene.

US Pat. No. 10,428,381

METHODS FOR DETECTION OF NUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATION

Cambridge Epigenetix Limi...

1. A method comprising:contacting a sample comprising a 5-hydroxymethylcytosine with a perruthenate oxidizing agent, wherein said perruthenate oxidizing agent selectively converts said 5-hydroxymethylcytosine to 5-formylcytosine.

US Pat. No. 10,428,375

NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION AND DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD

AXXIN PTY LTD, Melbourne...

1. A nucleic acid amplification and detection apparatus, including:a support configured to receive a plurality of reaction vessels containing respective samples of one or more nucleic acids to be amplified, the support being rotatable about an axis of rotation and the reaction vessels being received in the support at respective receiving locations distributed about the axis of rotation;
a temperature control component thermally coupled to the support and configured to control the temperature of the support in order to amplify the nucleic acids contained in the reaction vessels while received in the support;
a plurality of measurement components configured to measure respective characteristics of the nucleic acids within the reaction vessels at respective measurement locations distributed about the axis of rotation, wherein the measurement components are arranged radially outward with respect to the reaction vessels;
a stepper motor coupled to the support and configured to rotate the support about the axis of rotation; and
a sample position controller coupled to the stepper motor and being configured to:
(i) cause the stepper motor to rotate the support about the axis of rotation in an oscillatory manner to cause mixing of the contents of the reaction vessels; and
(ii) cause the stepper motor to selectively position and hold a selected one of the plurality of reaction vessels at a selected one of the plurality of measurement locations to allow a corresponding one of the plurality of measurement components to perform a corresponding measurement on a corresponding sample.

US Pat. No. 10,428,370

UNIVERSAL METHOD FOR EXTRACTING NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES FROM A DIVERSE POPULATION OF ONE OR MORE TYPES OF MICROBES IN A SAMPLE

Sun Genomics, Inc., San ...

1. A method comprising:extracting genetic material from any microbes present in a first sample obtained from the subject by: i) mixing the sample with a first lysis solution comprising a detergent, and a chelator; ii) adding a second lysis solution having a lysozyme to the mixture of step i); and iii) adding a third lysis solution comprising a chaotropic agent, to the mixture of step ii);
subjecting the genetic material extracted from the first sample to metagenomics analysis;
diagnosing the subject as having dysbiosis based on the metagenomics analysis of the first sample;
administering a probiotic to the subject to treat the dysbiosis;
extracting genetic material from any microbes present in a second sample obtained from the subject in the same manner as the extraction of genetic material from the first sample;
performing metagenomics analysis on the extracted genetic material from the second sample; and
assessing effectiveness of the dysbiosis treatment; and
administering a modified probiotic which is formulated specifically to the dysbiosis in the subject and based on the assessment of effectiveness, to the subject to treat the dysbiosis.

US Pat. No. 10,428,309

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING STEM CELLS AND DIFFERENTIATED CELLS

New York Stem Cell Founda...

1. A method for the automated generation and/or manipulation of stem cells, the method comprising:a) providing an automated system having controller software,
b) culturing multiple different samples of cells, wherein the cells comprise adult somatic cells,
c) determining the proliferation rate or cell doubling time of individual cell samples from among the multiple different samples of cells utilizing an automated device having controller software for determining the proliferation rate or cell doubling time,
d) freezing individual cell samples from among the multiple different samples of cells,
e) selecting from the individual cell samples a subset of samples having similar proliferation rates or cell doubling times,
f) thawing the subset of samples selected in step (e),
g) plating the subset of samples in a multi-well plate,
h) culturing the subset of samples until they reach a desired confluency,
i) contacting the cultured subset of samples with one or more reprogramming factors in order to produce iPSCs, and
j) sorting the iPSCs and consolidating the sorted iPSCs to produce a pooled iPSC sample, wherein (a) to (j) are performed on the automated system via the controller software.

US Pat. No. 10,428,299

MIXING DEVICE FOR MIXING THE CONTENTS OF A CONTAINER

Sartorius Stedim Biotech ...

1. A mixing device (1) for mixing contents of a container (12), the container having a removal side (17) that defines a side of the container (12) designated for collection and removal of the contents of the container (12), comprising:a container support (3) configured for supporting the container (12); and
a moving device (5) connected to the container support (3) and operative for generating movement of the container support (3) so that the contents of the container (12) can be mixed when the container support (3) is in a mixing position; wherein:
the container support (3) has a positioning device (11) designed to position the container (12) in a predetermined or predeterminable position on the container support (3), so that the removal side (17) of the container (12) is arranged substantially along a predetermined line (19) of the container support (3),
the container support (3) is mounted to be pivotable about a removal pivot axis (21) relative to the moving device (5) to move the container (12), which can be positioned on the container support (3), into a removal position,
the removal pivot axis (21) is arranged at a pivot axis angle of over 0° to 45° to the predetermined line (19) of the container support (3) so that the container (12) positioned on the container support (3) can be moved from the mixing position by means of a pivoting movement of the container support (3) about the removal pivot axis (21) into the removal position in which the removal side (17) is located on a lower side of the container (12) and also inclined toward a removal region (23) on the removal side (17) of the container (12).

US Pat. No. 10,428,298

METHANOL SLICING OF WINE

James Fred Salzman, Anna...

1. A method for reducing methanol content in a fermented solution, comprising:a. heating a fermented solution in a vacuum vessel to a fixed temperature, the fermented solution occupying a portion of the volume of the vessel;
b. lowering a boiling point of the solution by pulling a vacuum within the vessel to create a vapor; and
c. extracting the vapor, thereby producing a reduced methanol fermented solution without substantially reducing ethanol content.

US Pat. No. 10,428,240

METHOD FOR PREPARING SLURRY COMPOSITION AND SLURRY COMPOSITION PREPARED THEREBY

KCTECH CO., LTD., Anseon...

1. A method of preparing a slurry composition, the method comprising:preparing a raw material slurry composition by mixing cerium oxide abrasive particles, a dispersant and water;
pulverizing the cerium oxide abrasive particles in the raw material slurry composition;
removing massive particles and agglomerated particles from the raw material slurry composition by putting the raw material slurry composition containing the pulverized cerium oxide abrasive particles into a separation device comprising a horizontal cylindrical rotating body and centrifuging the raw material slurry composition; and
obtaining a massive particles and agglomerated particles-removed slurry composition,
wherein a particle size ratio of the abrasive particles in the massive particles and agglomerated particles-removed slurry composition is 0.3 to 1.0 by Equation 1:
(B2?A2)/(B1?A1),  [Equation 1]
wherein A1 denotes D1 particle size before classification,
B1 denotes D99 particle size before classification,
A2 denotes D1 particle size after classification, and
B2 denotes D99 particle size after classification.

US Pat. No. 10,428,222

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING DURABLE LUBRICIOUS SURFACES VIA INTERFACIAL MODIFICATION

LiquiGlide Inc., Cambrid...

1. An article, comprising:a substrate,
a liquid disposed on the substrate, the liquid having an average thickness and being immiscible with a contacting phase;
a first plurality of particles disposed in the liquid and having an average dimension between about 5 ?m and about 40 ?m and configured to remain in the liquid during use; and
a second plurality of particles disposed in the liquid and having an average dimension greater than about 20 ?m and greater than the average thickness of the liquid and configured to migrate to the contacting phase during use, wherein the first plurality of particles are hydrophobic and the second plurality of particles are hydrophilic.

US Pat. No. 10,428,184

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SUPERHYDROPHOBIC MEMBRANE OR SURFACE COATING OF A SUBSTRATE

Universitaet Bayreuth, B...

1. Method for producing a superhydrophobic membrane or surface coating of a substrate from an aqueous phase comprising the following steps:a) Preparing an aqueous dispersion by dispersing particles of hydrophobic polymer(s) in an aqueous solution of protic polymer(s), wherein the protic polymer(s) and the hydrophobic polymer(s) are present in a weight ratio of protic polymer(s):hydrophobic polymer(s) in a range of 5:95 to 22:78,
b) electrospinning the dispersion of step a) onto a carrier for producing the membrane or onto the surface for producing the surface coating thereby producing at least one fiber and a nonwoven fabric from the fiber,
c) subjecting the nonwoven fabric to a sol-gel process, wherein a precursor/precursors of the sol-gel comprise(s) an alkoxysilane, and
d) curing the nonwoven fabric obtained by step c) at a temperature in a range of 50° C. to 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,428,177

WATER ABSORBING OR WATER SOLUBLE POLYMERS, INTERMEDIATE COMPOUNDS, AND METHODS THEREOF

Sirrus, Inc., Loveland, ...

1. A grafted polymer comprising:i. a first component including a polymer formed by polymerizing the alkene groups of one or more monomers including a 1,1-diester-1-alkene compound, attached to;
ii. a second component that is a hydrophilic component, wherein the hydrophilic component includes a cation or a water-soluble polymer;
wherein the grafted polymer has a network structure.

US Pat. No. 10,428,164

PRINTING MATERIAL FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A printing material for a three-dimensional printing apparatus, comprising:a wire comprising a core and a shell;
wherein a Shore hardness of the core is A45-A90;
the shell covers the core, wherein a Shore hardness of the shell is D40-D85, and the Shore hardness of the shell is higher than the Shore hardness of the core;
a volume percentage of the shell is 10% to 30%, and a volume percentage of the core is 70% to 90%,
wherein the wire has a diameter of 1.7 mm to 3.1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,428,097

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF FOSAPREPITANT DIMEGLUMINE AND AN INTERMEDIATE THEREOF

Piramal Enterprises Limit...

1. A process for the in-situ preparation of 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-D-Glucitol[3-[[(2R,3S)-2-[(1R)-1-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl) phenyl] ethoxy]-3-(4-fluorophenyl)-4-morpholinyl]methyl]-2,5-dihydro-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl] phosphonate (2:1) salt (fosaprepitant dimeglumine) of formula I,
comprising the steps of,
(i) treating aprepitant of formula III,

with tetrabenzyl pyrophosphate using a base in the presence of a solvent at a temperature of ?35° C. to 0° C. for 1 h to 4 h to obtain fosaprepitant dibenzyl ester of formula II,

(ii) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents to the reaction mass obtained in step (i),
(iii) adding an inorganic acid to the reaction mass obtained in step (ii),
(iv) concentrating the reaction mass obtained in step (iii),
(v) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the reaction mass obtained in step (iv),
(vi) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (v) to obtain a residue, Residue-A,
(vii) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the residue obtained in step (vi),
(viii) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (vii) to obtain a residue, Residue-B,
(ix) adding at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof to the residue obtained in step (viii),
(x) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (ix) and concentrating the filtrate to yield fosaprepitant dibenzyl ester of purity >96% as an oil,
(xi) dissolving the oil obtained in step (x) in at least one solvent or a mixture of solvents thereof,
(xii) adding N-methyl-D-glucamine and Pd/C to the reaction mass obtained in step (xi) and hydrogenating the reaction mass for 8 h to 14 h at 2 kg to 8 kg pressure,
(xiii) filtering the reaction mass obtained in step (xii),
(xiv) adding metal scavenger to the reaction mass obtained in step (xiii) and stirring for 8 h to 14 h, and
(xv) obtaining fosaprepitant dimeglumine of purity >99% from the resulting reaction mass of step (xiv) on further work-up.

US Pat. No. 10,428,081

EGFR INHIBITOR, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

SHANGHAI HANSOH BIOMEDICA...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of a compound of formula (IIIA1-7), a compound of formula (IIIA1-8), a compound of formula (IIIA1-9), a compound of formula (IVA1-4), a compound of formula (IVA-5), a compound of formula (IVA1-6), and a compound of formula (IVA1-7), or a stereoisomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein
R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and bis-C1-8 alkylaminomethyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein the three R6 in
are optionally the same or different substituents;R2 is selected from the group consisting of C1-8 alkyl and C3-8 cycloalkyl, wherein the C1-8 alkyl and C3-8 cycloalkyl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, C1-8 alkyl, C1-8 alkoxy, haloC1-8 alkoxy, C3-8 cycloalkyl and C3-8 cycloalkoxy;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-8 alkyl, C1-8 alkoxy, C3-8 cycloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, SO2R9, C(O)R10, C(O)OR10 and P(O)R11R12;
each R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—P(O)R11R12, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 7-membered carbocycle, 5- to 7-membered heterocycle, C5-7 aryl and 5- to 7-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and C(O)R10;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8 and —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8,
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10,
wherein the C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, C5-10 aryl and 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl are each optionally substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, sulfhydryl, cyano, nitro, azido, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyloxy, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclylthio, C5-10 aryl, C5-10 aryloxy, C5-10 arylthio, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryloxy, 5- to 10-membered heteroarylthio, —C0-8—S(O)rR9, —C0-8—O—R10, —C0-8—C(O)R10, —C0-8—C(O)OR10, —C0-8—O—C(O)R10, —C0-8—NR7R8, —C0-8—C(O)NR7R8, —N(R7)—C(O)R10 and —N(R7)—C(O)OR10;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl, bis-C1-8 alkylamino, phenyl and p-methylphenyl;
R10, R11 and R12 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C1-8 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and hydroxyC1-8 alkyl,
provided that when the compound is a compound of formula (IIIA1-9), each R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, C3-8 cycloalkyl, haloC1-8 alkyl and hydroxy C1-8 alkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
r is 0, 1 or 2;
q is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
“” means that substituent R can have a Z or E configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,428,073

SALT TYPE AND CRYSTAL TYPE OF 4H-PYRAZOLO [1, 5-ALPHA] BENZIMIDAZOLE COMPOUND AND PREPARATION METHOD AND INTERMEDIATE THEREOF

Hubei Bio-Pharmaceutical ...

5. Crystal type A of compound 3, characterized by an XRPD pattern as shown in FIG. 1,

US Pat. No. 10,428,071

CARBOLINE DERIVATIVE SERVING AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITOR

NINGBO WENDA PHARMA TECHN...

1. A carboline derivative selected from the group consisting ofor a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,070

HEPATITIS B ANTIVIRAL AGENTS

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:A is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
B is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, CN, optionally substituted —C1-C6 alkyl, and optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
X is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
Y is —C(O)NR1R2, —C(O)OR1, optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted —C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, optionally substituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted aryl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl; alternatively, R1 and R2 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic; and
R and Z are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered cycloalkenyl, or 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic;
provided that when Y is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl, R and Z taken together with carbon atom to which they are attached do not form
where R5 is hydrogen, optionally substituted —C1-C8 alkyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, optionally substituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —C(O)R13, —C(O)OR13, —C(O)NR13R14, —S(O)2R13, or —S(O)2NR13R14; and R13 and R14 at each occurrence are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted —C1-C8 alkyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, optionally substituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, optionally substituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted 3- to 8-membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,066

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]PYRIDINE AND PYRROLO[2,3-C]PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES AS SSAO INHIBITORS

PROXIMAGEN, LLC, Plymout...

1. A method for inhibiting semicarbazide-sensitive amine oxidase activity in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a compound of formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or N-oxide thereof:wherein:Y is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, —NH2, —NH—C1-4-alkyl, —NH-halo-C1-4-alkyl, and —C1-4-alkoxy;
Z is selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, halo-C1-4-alkoxy, —CONH2, —SO2NH2, —NH2, —NHC1-4-alkyl, and —NHhalo-C1-4-alkyl;
R1 is a phenyl ring, or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, either ring being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
wherein:
R4A, R4B R5 and R6 are each independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, and halo-C1-4-alkyl, or
R4A and R4B together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered cyclic amino group, optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from: halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, C1-4-alkoxy, halo-C1-4-alkoxy, —CONH2, —SO2NH2, —NH2, —NHC1-4-alkyl, and —NHhalo-C1-4-alkyl;
X is selected from N? and C(R2)?;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR4AR4B, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
W is a phenyl ring or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, either ring being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR7AR7B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR7AR7B, —C(O)NR7AR7B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR7AR7B, and —NR6S(O)2R5;
R7A and R7B are independently hydrogen, C1-4-alkyl, or halo-C1-4-alkyl;
V is selected from a bond, —O—, —N(R6)—, —(C?O)—, —CONR6—, —NR6C(O)—, and —C1-4-alkylene-, wherein the C1-4-alkylene group is optionally substituted by halogen, and wherein any one of the carbon atoms of the C1-4-alkylene group may be replaced by —O— or —N(R6)—; and
R3 is hydrogen, a 3-7 membered heterocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered cycloalkyl ring selected from cyclopropyl, cyclopentyl, and cyclohexyl, or a 5 or 6-membered heteroaryl ring, any one of the rings being optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, oxo, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-4-alkyl, halo-C1-4-alkyl, cyano-C1-4-alkyl, —OR5, —NR4AR4B, —NR6C(O)OR5, —NR6C(O)R5, —NR6C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)NR4AR4B, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —SO2R5, —SO2NR4AR4B, and —NR6S(O)2R5.

US Pat. No. 10,428,062

GEMINAL SUBSTITUTED AMINOBENZISOXAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS AGONISTS OF ?7-NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTORS

Axovant Sciences GmbH, B...

1. A compound represented by Formula (Ia) or Formula (Ib):wherein:R1 and R2 independently represent an unbranched C1-C4-alkyl radical or a branched C3-C4-alkyl radical; or the C(R1)(R2) moiety forms a (3-4 membered)-carbocycle, wherein R1 and R2 taken together represent a C2-C3-alkyl di-radical; wherein the unbranched C1-C4-alkyl radical, the branched C3-C4-alkyl radical, and the C2-C3-alkyl di-radical may be independently substituted with up to 4 radical substituents selected from the group consisting of: -D, —F, —Cl, —CN, —CH3, —CH2CH3, ?O, and —OR3;
R3 independently represents —H; an unbranched C1-C4-alkyl radical; a branched C3-C4-alkyl radical; or a C3-C4-cycloalkyl radical; wherein the unbranched C1-C4-alkyl radical, the branched C3-C4-alkyl radical, and the C3-C4-cycloalkyl radical may be independently substituted with up to 4 radical substituents selected from the group consisting of: -D, —F, —Cl, —CN, ?O, —OH, —OC1-C4-alkyl, and —OCF3,
R4 and R5 independently represent —H, -D, or halogen radical;
R6 independently represents —F, —Cl, —Br, —CN, —CH3, —CH2CH3, cyclopropyl radical, —CHF2, —CH2F, —CF3, —CH2CF3, —OCH3, —OCH2CH3, —OCH(CH3)2, —O-cyclopropyl, or —OCF3; and
R7 independently represents —H, -D, —F, —Cl, —CN, —CH3, —CH(CH3)2, cyclopropyl radical, cyclobutyl radical, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3, —CH2CF3, —OCH3, —OH3, —OCH2CH3, —OCH(CH3)2, —O-cyclopropyl, —OCF3, or —OCH2CF3;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,058

PRODRUGS OF NH-ACIDIC COMPOUNDS

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound of Formula XIH:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein:X is —O—;
each G3 and G4 is independently selected from the group consisting of —N— and —C(R10)—[C(R10)(R11)]a—, wherein a is 0;
A is selected from the group consisting of absent, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, —S—, —O—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —S[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —S(O)[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —S(O)2[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —O[C(R30)(R31)]u—, —N(R30)—, —N(R30)[C(R31)(R32)]u—, —[C(R30)(R31)]u, —C(O)[C(R30)(R31)]u—;
B is absent, or a linker, wherein the linker is selected from the group consisting of a bond, a straight chain C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkenyl, C1-C10 alkynyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, alkoxyC1-C10alkoxy, C1-C10 alkylamino, alkoxyC1-C10alkylamino, C1-C10 alkylcarbonylamino, C1-C10 alkylaminocarbonyl, aryloxyC1-C10alkoxy, aryloxyC1-C10alkylamino, aryloxvC1-C10alkylamino carbonyl, C1-C10-alkylaminoalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C10 alkyl(N-alkyl)aminoalkyl-aminocarbonyl, alkylaminoalkylamino, alkylcarbonylaminoalkylamino, alkyl(N-alkyl)aminoalkylamino, (N-alkyl)alkylcarbonylaminoalkylamino, alkylaminoalkyl, alkylaminoalkylaminoalkyl, alkylpiperazinoalkyl, piperazinoalkyl, alkylpiperazino, alkenylaryloxyC1-C10alkoxy, alkenylarylaminoC1-C10alkoxy, alkenylaryllalkylaminoC1-C10alkoxy, alkenylaryloxyC1-C10alkylamino, alkenylaryloxyC1-C10alkylaminocarbonyl, piperazinoalkylaryl, heteroarylC1-C10alkyl, heteroarylC2-C10alkenyl, heteroarylC2-C10alkynyl, heteroarylC1-C10alkylamino, heteroarylC1-C10alkoxy, heteroaryloxyC1-C10alkyl, heteroaryloxyC2-C10alkenyl, heteroaryloxyC2-C10alkynyl, heteroaryloxyC1-C10alkylamino or heteroaryloxyC1-C10alkoxy;
D is selected from the group consisting of absent, —O—, —NR33, —C(R34)(R35)—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —C(O)—;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)OR20, —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)R20, and —C(RA)(RB)—OC(O)NR20R21;
each R2, R30, R31, R32 R33, R34, and R35 is independently selected from the group consisting of absent, hydrogen, halogen, —OR10, —SR10, —NR10R11—, —C(O)R10, aliphatic, aryl, or heterocyclyl;
each RA and RB is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, and aryl;
each R10 and R11 is independently hydrogen, halogen, aliphatic, or aryl; alternatively two R10 and R11 together with the atoms to which they are attached and any intervening atoms may form an additional 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 membered ring;
each R20 and R21 is independently selected from hydrogen, aliphatic, or aryl;
R5 is selected from absent, hydrogen, halogen, —OR10, —SR10, —NR10R11—, —C(O)R10, aliphatic, and heterocyclyl;
or is selected from:

R100 and R101 each represent 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C8 alkoxy, C1-C8 alkylamino and aryl;
R103 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, C1-C8 alkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C8 alkoxy, C1-C8 alkylamino and aryl;
p is 0, 1, 2, or 3; and
u is independently 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7.

US Pat. No. 10,428,041

PYRIDYL REVERSE SULFONAMIDES FOR HBV TREATMENT

NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula III:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;whereinring A is heteroaryl;
two of G1-4 are N and two of G1-4 are CH;
each R1 is independently selected from H and halo;
R3 is halo; and
R4 is C3-7-cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,036

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF PROPENE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of propene, comprising the steps:a) continuously reacting propene with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of an epoxidation catalyst, using propene in molar excess to hydrogen peroxide, to provide a reaction mixture comprising propene oxide, non-reacted propene and propane;
b) separating propene oxide and a recovered propene stream with a total content of propene and propane of more than 90% by weight from the reaction mixture obtained in step a);
c) feeding all or a part of said recovered propene stream to a C3 splitter column for separating propene and propane and withdrawing an overhead product stream depleted in propane with regard to said recovered propene stream and a bottoms product stream enriched in propane with regard to said recovered propene stream from said column; and
d) passing the overhead product stream obtained in step c) to step a);
wherein a propene starting material containing propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of from 0.002 to 0.10 is fed to said process for the epoxidation of propene, the reaction mixture provided in step a) comprises propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of from 0.05 to 0.20 and the overhead product stream withdrawn from the C3 splitter column comprises propane with a mass ratio of propane to the combined amount of propene and propane of at least 0.04.

US Pat. No. 10,428,031

3-ALKYL BICYCLIC [4,5,0] HYDROXAMIC ACIDS AS HDAC INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, thereof, wherein:
X1 is O;
X2 and X4 are each CR1R2;
X3 is CR1?R2?;
Y1 and Y4 are not bonded to —C(O)NHOH and are each independently N or CR1;
Y2 and Y3 are each independently N or CR1 when not bonded to —C(O)NHOH and Y2 and Y3 are C when bonded to —C(O)NHOH;
wherein two of Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 are N;
L is selected from a group consisting of a bond, —(CR1R2)n—, —C(O)O—, —C(O)NR3—, —S(O)2—, —S(O)2NR3—, —S(O)—, and —S(O)NR3—, wherein L is bound to the ring nitrogen through the carbonyl or sulfonyl group;
R is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, —C5-C12 spirocycle, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, spirocyclyl, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, oxo, —NO2, —CN, —R1, —R2, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2NR3R4, —S(O)2R1, —C(O)R1, —CO2R1, —NR3S(O)2R1, —S(O)R1, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R1, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
each R1 and R2 are independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —R3, —R4, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nNR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R1? and R2? are independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nNR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R3 and R4 are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, or —(CHR5)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —O(C1-C6 alkyl), —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)R5, —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)R5, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
or R3 and R can combine with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocycle, wherein each heterocycle is optionally substituted by —R1, —R2, —R4, —OR4, or —NR4R5;
R5 is independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)SO2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), and —(CH2)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2; and
n is independently, and at each occurrence, an integer from 0 to 6.