US Pat. No. 10,458,942

CHEMICAL SENSOR ARRAY HAVING MULTIPLE SENSORS PER WELL

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A device comprising:a material defining a reaction region, the reaction region having a bottom surface and configured to receive a solution having an analyte;
a plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors having a common floating gate in communication with the reaction region; and
a circuit including a plurality of row lines and a plurality of column lines, a first chemically-sensitive field effect transistor of the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors and a second chemically-sensitive field effect transistor of the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors responsive to a bias voltage on a row line of the plurality of row lines, in response to the bias voltage on the row line, the first chemically-sensitive field effect transistor providing a first output signal on a first column line and the second chemically-sensitive field effect transistor providing a second output signal on a second column line, each of the first and second output signals indicating a presence of the analyte within the solution;
wherein the plurality of chemically-sensitive field effect transistors communicate with a reference electrode and wherein the reference electrode contacts the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,458,934

TOOL FOR CUTOFF VALUE DETERMINATION IN NET-PAY COMPUTATION WORKFLOW

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A computer implemented method for assessing porosity and water saturation cutoff values for hydrocarbon volume estimation, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of water saturation and porosity value pairs for a plurality of locations in at least one borehole;
plotting the plurality of water saturation and porosity value pairs on a graph, wherein the graph comprises a water saturation axis and a porosity axis;
estimating, based on the plurality of water saturation and porosity value pairs, an estimated maximal hydrocarbon volume for the at least one borehole;
representing a plurality of percentiles of the estimated maximal hydrocarbon volume on the graph; and
causing the graph to display a combined sensitivity to porosity and water saturation cutoffs values.

US Pat. No. 10,458,928

COLLIMATING DEVICE AND RAY INSPECTION DEVICE

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A collimating device, mounted to a frame and configured to collimate a radiation beam from a source, the collimating device comprising:a beam guiding cylinder extended along a first direction such that the radiation beam enters the beam guiding cylinder from an inlet thereof in the first direction, passes along the beam guiding cylinder and is emitted out of an outlet of the beam guiding cylinder;
a first collimator mounted at an inlet end of the beam guiding cylinder;
a second collimator mounted at an outlet end of the beam guiding cylinder; and
a beam guiding cylinder adjusting device disposed adjacent to the inlet of the beam guiding cylinder to adjust a direction of the beam guiding cylinder such that the first collimator is aligned with the first direction;
wherein the outlet end of the beam guiding cylinder is fixed to the frame and the second collimator is aligned with an object to be irradiated by the radiation beam, and the beam guiding cylinder is configured to have flexibility to allow the beam guiding cylinder adjusting device to adjust a direction towards which the inlet end of the beam guiding cylinder is directed, in a direction transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,923

PRINT DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PRINT DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREIN PRINT DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A print data processing method for processing print data obtained by performing a rasterization process on vector data, the method comprising:a matching processing step of performing pattern matching between a streak detection pattern including a streak pattern having a width of one pixel and extending in a first direction or a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the print data;
a length measurement step of determining, when matching is established in the matching processing step, a length of a streak candidate part including a part corresponding to a streak pattern in a region where matching is established and a part continuous in an extending direction of the streak pattern and having a same value as a data value of the streak pattern, in the print data;
a determination step of determining whether or not the streak candidate part is streak data that possibly results in a streak, by comparing the length determined in the length measurement step against a predetermined threshold; and
a correction step of correcting a data value of each pixel constituting the streak data, based on a data value of a neighboring pixel, wherein
the print data is binary bitmap data, and
in the correction step, each pixel constituting the streak data is made a target pixel in turn, and a data value of a target pixel is corrected to a value different from a data value of the streak pattern, when data values of two pixels that are adjacent to the target pixel in a direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the streak data are different from the data value of the streak pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,458,920

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENSURING PROPER TUBING INSTALLATION FOR FLUID PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Fenwal, Inc., Lake Zuric...

1. A fluid processing system configured to cooperate with a fluid flow circuit, the fluid processing system comprising:an optical sensor assembly configured to receive a portion of the fluid flow circuit and comprising
a light source configured to emit a light, and
a light detector configured to receive a portion of the light emitted by the light source and to produce an output indicative of the amount of received light; and
a controller configured to receive the output from the light detector and to determine
whether said portion of the fluid flow circuit is properly received by the optical sensor assembly by
comparing the output from the light detector to a baseline value that is indicative of the amount of light from the light source that is received by the light detector in an absence of said portion of the fluid flow circuit,
determining that said portion of the fluid flow circuit is not properly received by the optical sensor assembly when the output from the light detector is greater than a selected percentage of the baseline value, and
determining that said portion of the fluid flow circuit is properly received by the optical sensor assembly when the output from the light detector is equal to or less than said selected percentage of the baseline value, and
a characteristic of a fluid flowing through said portion of the fluid flow circuit using said light.

US Pat. No. 10,458,913

DETERMINATION APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TYPE OF RECORDING MEDIUM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus for determining a type of a recording medium, comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a characteristic value indicating a physical characteristic of a recording medium;
a measurement unit configured to measure information regarding a moisture content contained in the recording medium; and
a control unit configured to determine the type of the recording medium,
wherein the control unit is configured to convert the characteristic value into a detected value, correct the detected value based on the information measured by the measurement unit, and determine the type of the recording medium based on the corrected detected value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,909

MEMS OPTICAL SENSOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A micro electrical mechanical system (MEMS) optical sensor comprising:a fluid channel having an input portion, an output portion and a curved portion positioned between the input portion and the output portion;
a light source impinging on a first boundary of the curved portion and exiting from a second boundary of the curved channel;
a photodetector to record a light path of refraction of the light source exiting from the second boundary of the curved portion;
a processor to compute the refractive index of a fluid in the curved portion using the light path of refraction of the light source and compare the computed refractive index to a known refractive index for the fluid to determine a difference between the computed refractive index and the known refractive index.

US Pat. No. 10,458,906

METHOD FOR THE NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF A CASING

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. A method for non-destructive testing of a heating of a part made from polymer material, the method comprising:a) carrying out a measurement by infrared spectroscopy at a region of said part to be tested and extracting therefrom test values comprising at least one selected from the group of absorbance values and transmittance values according to a spatial frequency;
b) from test values, determining an interval of spatial frequencies relating to an oxidation of a polymer of said region of the part; and
c) from the test values in said interval of spatial frequencies, determining a period of time during which said region of the part to be tested has been subjected to a given heating temperature and determining said given heating temperature, using a reference database comprising sample values including at least one selected from the group of absorbance measurements and transmittance measurements, the sample values established over a plurality of reference samples made from polymer material that have been subjected to a given temperature during a given period of time, both the given temperature and the given period of time varying among the plurality of reference samples so as to cover a plurality of periods of time and a plurality of temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,458,897

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING BIOLOGICAL PARTICLES USING STACKS OF DEFOCUSED HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES

1. A method for identifying biological particles from a stack of holographic images obtained by means of an optical system, the method comprising;obtaining said holographic images for a plurality of defocusing deviations relative to a focus plane, the defocusing deviations being taken along an optical axis of the optical system;
selecting a reference holographic image in the stack of holographic images as being an image closest to the focus plane;
selecting an image block from the reference holographic image, the selected image block including a biological particle of interest;
extracting from the holographic images other than the reference holographic image, a stack of image blocks corresponding to a position of the selected image block within the reference holographic image;
identifying a type of the biological particle of interest from the extracted stack of image blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,458,892

MICROFLUIDIC-BASED REAL-TIME DETECTOR FOR FINE PARTICULATE MATTER

The University of British...

1. An apparatus for monitoring particulate matter, the apparatus defining a fluid flow passage having an inlet and an outlet, a particle size selector in the fluid-flow passage between the inlet and the outlet, the particle size selector comprising a curve section in the fluid flow passage wherein a direction of flow of fluid flowing in the fluid flow passage is changed and an impact surface extending transversely to the fluid flow passage on an outside of the curve section and an accelerating nozzle immediately upstream from the curve section wherein the width of the fluid flow passage is reduced in the accelerating nozzle;a particle counter located downstream from the particle size selector; and
a pump connected to drive a flow of a fluid containing the particulate matter through the fluid flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,890

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE WEAR PROPERTIES OF COATED FLAT PRODUCTS BY MEANS OF BENDING

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A method for determining wear properties of coated flat products comprising:determining a thickness and a strength of a coated flat product,
selecting at least one bending parameter for bending the coated flat product with a bending device according to set criteria, wherein the set criteria is based on information concerning at least one of the thickness and the strength of the coated flat product to be bent,
bending the coated flat product in the bending device according to the at least one selected bending parameter, thereby creating wear of the coated flat product, and
analysing the wear properties based on the wear of the coated flat product in a predetermined manner,
wherein the set criteria is a bending load applied to the coated flat product that is a predetermined percentage of a bending strength of the coated flat product such that wear properties of the coating of the coated flat product are determined exclusive of any effect of the thickness and the strength of the coated flat product,
wherein the bending load is 75-99% of the bending strength of the coated flat product,
wherein an adhesive is affixed to the coated flat product, prior to the bending of the coated flat product, to receive at least part of the wear of the coated flat product, wherein the adhesive, together with part of the wear adhering to the adhesive, is removed from the coated flat product and analysed to determine the wear properties of the coated flat product, and
wherein the bending device comprises a rotatable turret head supporting a plurality of bending tools and a respective one of the plurality of bending tools used for the bending can be changed between at least two bending processes by rotation of the turret head.

US Pat. No. 10,458,861

NON-CONTACT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT BY DUAL-WAVELENGTH SHIFT IN BREWSTER'S ANGLE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A temperature monitoring system, comprising:a housing and a window defining an interior volume;
two or more light sources placed to project two or more light beams along substantially the same optical path and disposed in the interior volume, beneath the window, wherein a first light source of the two or more light sources has a first wavelength and a second light source of the two or more light sources has a second wavelength;
a camera disposed opposite the two or more light sources, wherein the camera is positioned to capture a plurality of frames of the two or more light beams from the two or more light sources, and the camera is coupled to a controller that determines a temperature of a substrate based on the wavelengths of the two or more light beams captured by the camera; and
a polarizer disposed in an optical path of the two or more light beams.

US Pat. No. 10,458,844

RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL FIBER SPECTROMETER IN A LIGHTING DEVICE

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:a lighting device configured to output light for general illumination in an environment, the lighting device comprising a light source;
a fiber detector optically coupled to the light source to receive a portion of light from the light source at a first end of the fiber detector, the fiber detector having a bare area exposed to air in the environment in which the lighting device is located such that an evanescent wave of the received light emanates and surrounds an exterior of the fiber detector to interact with the air in the environment in which the bare area of the fiber detector is exposed;
a spectrometer optically coupled to a second end of the fiber detector to receive light outputted from the fiber detector after the interaction of the evanescent wave with the air in the environment, the spectrometer configured to:
detect the light outputted from the fiber detector, and
generate signals representative of a spectral power distribution of the detected light, the generated signals corresponding to the interaction of the evanescent wave with the air in the environment;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory, the light source and the spectrometer, wherein in response to executing the stored program instructions, the processor is configured to process the generated signals based on the stored spectral reference data.

US Pat. No. 10,458,837

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE WITH LOAD CELLS DIRECTLY BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER FIXATION PLATES

KUHN-AUDUREAU SA, La Cop...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:a container mounted on at least one train of wheels;
two beams mounted on a bottom of the container and extending in a longitudinal direction of the agricultural vehicle;
a pair of upper fixation plates including a first upper fixation plate and a second upper fixation plate mounted to each beam and spaced apart in the longitudinal direction;
a lower fixation plate positioned between the first and second upper fixation plate of each pair of upper fixation plates in the longitudinal direction;
one axle or more forming said train of wheels,
wherein the container is mounted on the axle or each of the axles by way of at least two pairs of load cells,
wherein each pair of load cells consists of two load cells including a first load cell positioned directly between the first upper fixation plate and the lower fixation plate and a second load cell positioned directly between the second upper fixation plate and the lower fixation plate such that the two load cells are situated on opposite sides of a vertical plane extending in a lateral direction of the agricultural vehicle and containing the axis of the axle, in the case of a single-axle train, or of a plane parallel to vertical planes containing the axes of the axles of a multi-axle train.

US Pat. No. 10,458,832

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSIS OF AN ELECTROMECHANICAL FILL STATE MEASURING DEVICE

1. A method for the functional diagnosis of an electromechanical fill state measuring device comprising the steps of:lowering a displacement element on a measuring wire into a filling material in a container such that, in an equilibrium state, the weight of the displacement element minus a buoyancy of the displacement element, which buoyancy depends upon at least one equilibrium volume, is determined to be equal to a resulting weight of the displacement element;
specifying the resulting weight,
keeping the specified resulting weight constant by correspondingly changing the length of the measuring wire in the equilibrium state; and
ascertaining the fill state of the filling material using the length of the lowered measuring wire, wherein:
the functional diagnosis comprises steps of:
changing a specified value of the equilibrium volume of the displacement element using a defined equilibrium volume change; and
ascertaining the resulting change in the length of the measuring wire based upon the equilibrium state, kept constant, of the resulting weight.

US Pat. No. 10,458,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEALTH MONITORING AND EARLY WARNING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Fifth Electronics Researc...

1. A system for health monitoring and early warning for an electronic device, comprising:a sensor arranged in the electronic device; and
an embedded control device coupled to the sensor,
wherein sensor is configured to monitor a physical parameter of a circuit board of a host electronic system of the electronic device to acquire sensor data, and transmit acquired sensor data to the embedded control device, the sensor data including at least one of current data, vibration data, temperature data and voltage data,
wherein the embedded control device is configured to extract a feature from the sensor data to acquire a feature data, and perform real-time analysis and prediction based on the feature data to obtain and display a prediction result; and
wherein the embedded control device further performs real-time analysis and prediction based on the feature data to obtain the prediction result comprises:
filtering the feature data with Kalman filter to obtain filtered data, as follows:
xk?=Axk?1,
Pk?=APk?1AT+Q,
Kk=Pk?CT(CPk?CT+R)?1,
xk=xk?+Kk(yk?Cxk?),
Pk=Pk??KkCPk?,
where k=1, 2, . . . , N, N is a number of the feature data, P0 and x0 are known, A and C are preset matrixes, AT and CT are transposed matrixes of A and C respectively, Q and R are variances of irrelative process noise and irrelevant measurement noise respectively, yk is the feature data, and xk is the filtered data; and
performing Kalman prediction based on the filtered data to obtain the prediction result, as follow:
xN+k|N=AxN+k?1|N, k=1,2, . . . , p
where xN+1|N=AxN, xN is the filtered data, xN+k|N represents a prediction result at a k-th step, N is the number of feature data, and p is a number of prediction steps.

US Pat. No. 10,458,822

DYNAMIC SPACER FOR A SMART PIPELINE INSPECTION GAUGE

Entegra LLP, Indianapoli...

1. An in-line inspection tool for a pipeline, comprising:a body configured to be propelled through the pipeline, the body defining a central axis; and
a plurality of sensor assemblies mounted to the body and distributed circumferentially about the central axis, each sensor assembly configured to move through a range of radial positions in a respective radial direction that is perpendicular to the central axis,
wherein a first sensor assembly of the plurality of sensor assemblies includes a first elongate arm, at least one first sensor carried by the first arm, and a first spacer that extends from the first arm,
wherein a second sensor assembly of the plurality of sensor assemblies includes a second elongate arm and at least one second sensor carried by the second arm, and
wherein contact between the first spacer and the second arm results in application of a force to the second arm in a circumferential direction relative to the central axis and maintains an expected circumferential spacing between the first arm and the second arm over the range of radial positions.

US Pat. No. 10,458,820

POSITION SENSOR MOUNTS FOR A DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR FLUID CONTROL VALVES

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A position sensor mount for a diagnostic system for fluid control valves, comprising:a base having a mount for coupling to a position sensor and a first clamp jaw;
a toggle clamp fixedly attached to the base, the toggle clamp having a main body coupled to the mount and a second clamp jaw that opposes the first clamp jaw and is pivotably coupled to the main body, wherein the toggle clamp automatically adjusts to provide a fixed clamping force at different distances between the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw; and
an engagement assembly carried by the second jaw, wherein the engagement assembly includes at least a first clamp pad having a distal end that directly faces the first clamp jaw and swivels relative to the second clamp jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,458,786

METHOD FOR COUNTING CORDS IN RUBBER SHEET

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A cord counting method for counting a number of cords from one end in a widthwise direction of a rubber sheet, in which a number (n) of the cords are embedded at intervals, and in an outer surface of the rubber sheet, convex portions at which the cords are located and concave portions positioned between the cords are alternately repeated,said cord counting method comprising:
1) a step (S1) in which, by use of a displacement sensor, the outer surface of the rubber sheet is scanned in the widthwise direction, and raw waveform data on convexoconcave of the outer surface is acquired,
2) a step (S2) in which a moving average processing is carried out on the raw waveform data so as to reduce noise, whereby first corrected data of a smoothed waveform is obtained from the raw waveform data,
3) a step (S3) in which second corrected data is obtained from the first corrected data by converting an amplitude center (j) of the waveform of the first corrected data into a straight line,
4) a step (S4) in which widthwise-direction concave-center-position data is obtained wherein concave-center-positions in the widthwise direction between the cords are defined by positions of lowest points of valleys of the waveform of the second corrected data,
5) a step (S5) in which, with respect to said concave-center-position data, intervals K between the concave-center-positions adjacent in the widthwise direction are sequentially compared with a predetermined upper interval threshold K max, and
if K>K max, then a concave-center-position for correction is added at a midpoint of an interval K, and
said intervals K are sequentially compared with a predetermined lower interval threshold K min, and if K whereby first corrected concave-center-position data is obtained,
6) a step (S6) in which, with respect to the first corrected concave-center-position data, a total number (m) of the concave-center-positions is compared with said number (n), and when m<(n?1), in order from a largest interval K, a concave-center-position for correction is added at the midpoint of the interval K, until becoming m=(n?1),
when m>(n?1), from the concave-center-positions on both sides of the interval K, the concave-center-position on the front side in the scanning direction is deleted in order from a smallest interval K, until becoming m=(n?1),
whereby second corrected concave-center-position data is obtained, and
7) count from one end in the widthwise direction, of the concave-center-positions in said second corrected concave-center-position data is considered as the number of the cords from said one end in the widthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,776

ABRASION INSPECTION APPARATUS, ABRASION INSPECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. An abrasion inspection apparatus comprising:a first imaging unit that is installed on a side of a track, a vehicle traveling along the track, a guide wheel being installed on a side of the vehicle, the first imaging unit imaging an inside of the track via a telecentric lens;
a second imaging unit that is installed in a vehicle traveling direction with respect to the first imaging unit on the side of the track and images the inside of the track via a telecentric lens;
an image acquisition unit that acquires an image which is an image of a boundary of the guide wheel captured by the first imaging unit and is an image of a boundary on a first direction side in the vehicle traveling direction and an image which is an image of the boundary of the guide wheel captured by the second imaging unit at the same time as the capturing of the image by the first imaging unit and is an image of a boundary on an opposite side to the first direction side; and
a guide wheel detection unit that detects an abrasion situation of the guide wheel according to a position of a boundary indicated in the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, wherein
a rotation mechanism is in contact with the guide wheel and rotates the guide wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,458,771

TAPE MEASURE WITH COMPACT RETRACTION SYSTEM

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A tape measure comprising:a housing;
a tape reel rotatably mounted within the housing, the tape reel comprising a radially outward facing surface and a radially inward facing surface defining an interior reel cavity; and
an elongate tape blade wound around the radially outward facing surface of the tape reel;
wherein the tape reel comprises a diameter, D, measured across the radially outward facing surface of the tape reel, wherein the elongate tape blade has a total maximum extended length of TL, wherein TL/D is greater than 237.

US Pat. No. 10,458,765

PARACHUTE DEVICE FOR DIVISIBLE SHELL

BAE SYSTEMS BOFORS AB, K...

1. A parachute device and a divisible shell, the divisible shell comprising an active body and a shell base, and the parachute device comprising two parachutes, a first, main parachute connected to the active body by parachute lines and a second parachute connected to the shell base, wherein the main parachute is packed in the second parachute, wherein the second parachute comprises a front, open base, and a rear chute, wherein the chute is connected to the shell base by a fixing plate and a fixing screw arranged on an inside of the chute, wherein the fixing plate is fixed to an inside of the shell base by the fixing screw, so that the chute is clamped between the fixing plate and the shell base.

US Pat. No. 10,458,757

DEPLOYABLE NET FOR AN INTERCEPTING VEHICLE

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. An intercepting vehicle comprising:a body;
at least three tensioning lines attached to the body; and
a net attached to the at least three tensioning lines for towing the net behind the intercepting vehicle, wherein the net comprises:
a perimeter surrounding an open-mesh matrix of fibers; and
at least one airfoil section disposed on the perimeter of the net, wherein the at least one airfoil section is arranged such that lift created by the at least one airfoil section when the net is towed behind the intercepting vehicle acts outwardly on the perimeter of the net, deploying the net into a capture orientation,
wherein at least one of the at least three tensioning lines is independently retractable by the intercepting vehicle so as to change the capture orientation of the net relative to the intercepting vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,748

HOLSTER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

8. A holster for a handgun, the handgun having an ejection port, the holster comprising:a holster body with opposing sides defining a cavity for receiving and holding the handgun, the holster having a longitudinal axis extending parallel to an insertion/withdrawal direction;
a movable U-shaped member that is slidably engaged with the holster body and movable axially within the cavity of the holster body, the U-shaped member positioned to extend over a slide of a handgun when the handgun is holstered in the holster, the U-shaped member coupled to a thumb push button;
an ejection port catch member configured as a leaf spring attached to the holster body and that engages with the handgun at the ejection port of the handgun, the catch member having a normal obstructing position with respect to the handgun ejection port, the catch member movable to a non-obstructing position, the catch member cooperating with the U-shaped member to move the catch member to the non-obstructing position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,745

WEAPONS EMBEDDED IN A WEARABLE ITEM

1. A weapon disposed within an enclosure, the weapon comprising a firearm and a blade both disposed within an enclosure:the firearm comprising:
a barrel through which a bullet passes to exit the firearm;
a shell comprising a charge proximate a rear surface of the shell, the shell for receiving the bullet;
a primer safety component in a location of which relative to the charge is controlled by a primer safety handle, the primer safety component moveable to a firing position exposing the rear surface of the shell by operation of the primer safety handle;
a firing pin moveable to a firing position by operation of a firing pin control;
a firing pin lock retaining the firing pin in the firing position when in a locked position;
a first biasing member for applying a first force to the firing pin, movement of the firing pin restrained against the first force by the locked position of the firing pin lock;
a trigger for releasing the firing pin lock from the locked position such that when the primer safety component is in the firing position, the first force causing the firing pin to strike the rear surface of the shell, igniting the charge, thereby causing the bullet to be ejected from the barrel;
the blade comprising:
a sharp instrument concealed within the enclosure;
a blade lock for retaining the sharp instrument within the enclosure when in a locked position;
a second biasing member for applying a second force to the sharp instrument, the sharp instrument restrained against the second force by the locked position of the blade lock; and
a release pin for releasing the sharp instrument from the locked position, the second force causing the sharp instrument to emerge from a concealed location within the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,743

CROSSBOW WITH BUILT IN COCKING DEVICE

1. A crossbow with built-in cocking device comprising:a barrel having a front end and a rear end;
a riser attached to said barrel;
a first limb attached to a first end of said riser;
a second limb attached to a second end of said riser;
a first cam rotatably retained on said first limb;
a second cam rotatably retained on said second limb;
a bow string retained on said first cam and said second cam;
at least one string carriage for pulling said bow string back toward said rear end;
a trigger housing retained on said barrel for retaining said bow string in a cocked position; and
a first carriage shaft, a first slot is formed in a top of said barrel to receive said first carriage shaft, a second carriage shaft, a second slot is formed in said top of said barrel to receive said second carriage shaft, said first and second carriage shafts do not extend above said top of said barrel, said first and second carriage shafts are engaged with one of said at least one string carriage, one end of said first and second carriage shafts extend to substantially said front end, said first and second carriage shafts are located below a top surface of said barrel, wherein said first and second carriage shafts are capable of being rotated with a crank to provide linear motion to one of said at least one string carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,712

THERMOCHEMICAL REGENERATION WITH OXIDANT PREHEATING

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method of carrying out combustion in a furnace, comprising(A) combusting fuel in a furnace to produce gaseous combustion products, and
(B) alternately (1) (i) passing a first amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled first regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(2)(iv) to heat said first regenerator and cool said first amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said first regenerator,
(ii) passing a second amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled second regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(2)(v) to heat said second regenerator and cool said second amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said second regenerator,
(iii) passing reforming fuel with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator, with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said second regenerator, or with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator and with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said second regenerator, into a heated third regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(2)(i),
(iv) reacting the gaseous combustion products and the reforming fuel that have been passed into said third regenerator in step (B)(1)(iii) in said third regenerator in an endothermic reaction under conditions effective to form syngas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and thereby cooling said third regenerator,
(v) passing gaseous oxidant into and through a heated fourth regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(2)(ii) to heat the gaseous oxidant that is passed into said heated fourth regenerator and cool said fourth regenerator, and
(vi) passing said syngas that is formed in step (B)(1)(iv) from said third regenerator into said furnace, passing said heated gaseous oxidant that is heated in step (B)(1)(v) from said fourth regenerator into the furnace, and combusting said syngas and said heated gaseous oxidant in the furnace;
while maintaining the difference in temperatures of the combustion products passing out of said first and second regenerators at 300 F or less; and
(2) (i) passing a first amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled third regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(1)(iv) to heat said third regenerator and cool said first amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said third regenerator,
(ii) passing a second amount of gaseous combustion products from the furnace into and through a cooled fourth regenerator that has been cooled in step (B)(1)(v) to heat said fourth regenerator and cool said second amount of gaseous combustion products that is passed into said fourth regenerator,
(iii) passing reforming fuel with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said third regenerator, with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said fourth regenerator, or with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said first regenerator and with cooled gaseous combustion products that have been cooled in said fourth regenerator, into a heated first regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(1)(i),
(iv) reacting the gaseous combustion products and the reforming fuel that have been passed into the first regenerator in step (B)(2)(iii) in said first regenerator in an endothermic reaction under conditions effective to form syngas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide, and thereby cooling said first regenerator,
(v) passing gaseous oxidant into and through a heated second regenerator that has been heated in step (B)(1)(ii) to heat the gaseous oxidant that is passed into said heated second regenerator and cool said second regenerator, and
(vi) passing said syngas that is formed in step (B)(2)(iv) from said first regenerator into said furnace, passing said heated gaseous oxidant that is heated in step (B)(2)(v) from the second regenerator into the furnace, and combusting said syngas and said heated gaseous oxidant in the furnace;
while maintaining the difference in temperatures of the combustion products passing out of said third and fourth regenerators at 300 F or less.

US Pat. No. 10,458,690

CONTROL SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method of controlling capacity in a compressor comprising:calculating an output capacity parameter with a control program;
measuring at least one system operating parameter;
comparing the at least one measured system operating parameter to corresponding predetermined threshold values for the system operating parameter to determine whether the at least one measured system operating parameter is within a limiting region or an override region corresponding to the at least one measured system operating parameter, wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds a first threshold and does not exceed a second threshold, greater than the first threshold, and wherein the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the override region when the at least one measured system operating parameter exceeds the second threshold;
adjusting the output capacity parameter in response to a determination that the at least one measured system operating parameter is within the limiting region or the override region;
limiting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of increase in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the limiting region;
setting the output capacity parameter to a predetermined amount of decrease in response to the at least one measured system operating parameter being in the override region;
calculating a minimum variable speed drive frequency for the compressor to avoid surge conditions;
comparing the calculated minimum variable speed drive frequency to a variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter;
modifying the output capacity parameter in response to the minimum variable speed drive frequency being greater than the variable speed drive frequency based on the output capacity parameter; and
applying the output capacity parameter to the compressor to adjust the output capacity of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,687

VAPOR COMPRESSION SYSTEM

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) system comprising:a refrigerant loop;
a compressor disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to circulate refrigerant through the refrigerant loop, wherein the compressor comprises an inlet extending from an external surface of a housing of the compressor; and
an evaporator disposed along the refrigerant loop and configured to place the refrigerant in thermal communication with a cooling fluid, wherein the refrigerant surrounds a tube bundle disposed in the evaporator, the tube bundle is configured to flow the cooling fluid, the evaporator comprises a discharge extending from an exterior surface of a shell of the evaporator, wherein the discharge is configured to direct the vapor refrigerant from the evaporator to the inlet of the compressor, and an interface between the discharge and the inlet, wherein the interface, the discharge, and the inlet are without a bend.

US Pat. No. 10,458,684

THERMOELECTRIC HEAT PUMP ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE BATTERY

Ambassador Asset Manageme...

1. A portable transportable active temperature controlled container comprising:a housing;
a vessel for holding temperature sensitive goods disposed within the housing;
a thermoelectric assembly disposed within the housing and coupled to the vessel, the thermoelectric assembly comprising at least two thermoelectric unit layers, wherein the at least two thermoelectric unit layers comprise a delta T that increases for each thermoelectric unit layer in a first direction towards the vessel and an amount of heat transferred by the thermoelectric unit layer (Qc) that increases for each thermoelectric unit layer in a second direction opposite the first direction and away from the vessel, and wherein each of the at least two thermoelectric unit layers comprises a thermal capacitor that stores heat and provides a thermal buffer to delay transfer of heat between the at least two thermoelectric unit layers; and
a compartment in an outer portion of the housing, wherein the compartment is configured to receive a removable rechargeable battery that can be disposed at least partially within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,680

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISCHARGING A HYDROGEN STORAGE SYSTEM IN PARABOLIC TROUGH RECEIVERS

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for discharging a hydrogen storage system, wherein the hydrogen storage system is in the annular space of a receiver tube, wherein the annular space is defined at least by an outer-lying tubular jacket and an inner-lying absorber tube of the receiver tube, and wherein the outer-lying tubular jacket is connected by a wall to the absorber tube, the method comprising the steps of:producing an opening penetrating through the tubular jacket or the wall;
pumping free hydrogen in the annular space out through the opening; and
subsequently sealing the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,458,672

OPTIMIZED ENERGY USAGE IN AN AIR HANDLING UNIT

Siemens Industry, Inc., ...

1. A control system for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), the control system comprising:an air-handling unit (AHU) comprising an AHU heating coil and an AHU cooling coil, the AHU configured to output supply air at an AHU temperature;
a terminal unit having a terminal flow rate sensor and having terminal heating and/or terminal cooling coils, the terminal unit connected with the air handling unit by a duct for receiving the supply air from the AHU;
a controller configured to receive a flow rate from the terminal flow rate sensor, calculate a slope of power consumption based on the flow rate, and set the AHU temperature based on the slope.

US Pat. No. 10,458,671

BUILDING CONTROL DEVICE HAVING PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION BASED SENSING

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. A building control device for estimating temperature of a space, the building control device comprising:a set of environmental sensors having a set of operational environmental states and configured to detect environmental conditions;
a memory configured to store the set of operational environmental states and a probability distribution for each of the operational environmental states; and
a controller operatively coupled to the user interface, the set of environmental sensors, and the memory and configured to:
receive detected environmental conditions from the set of environmental sensors;
identify a subset of the set of operational environmental states from the memory based on the detected environmental conditions;
obtain a probability distribution for each of the subset of operational environmental states from the memory;
determine, based on the probability distribution, a set of temperature estimates and a probability estimate for each temperature estimate for the subset of operational environmental states;
identify an operational environmental state, from the subset of operational environment states, at which the set of environmental sensors are likely operating based on the probability estimate for each temperature estimate;
select a temperature estimate, from the set of temperature estimates, for the operational environmental state at which the set environmental sensors are likely operating; and
generate the selected temperature estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,669

THERMOSTAT WITH INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION FEATURES

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A thermostat for controlling heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment via one or more control wires, the thermostat comprising:an enclosure comprising a body and a removable cover;
a user interface configured to display output to a user while the removable cover is removed from the body;
a wiring terminal comprising one or more connection points, wherein the removable cover covers the one or more connection points; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine one or more wiring connections to the one or more connection points; and
cause the user interface to display the one or more wiring connections while the removable cover is removed from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,651

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER IGNITION HAS OCCURRED

INTERGAS HEATING ASSETS B...

1. Method for determining in a heating appliance whether ignition of a mixture of fluid fuel and air has taken place, comprising the following steps of:applying an electrical ignition signal to a measuring circuit;
filtering a combustion signal from the ignition signal;
comparing the detected combustion signal to a predetermined pattern; and
establishing that the anticipated combustion signal took place during a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,458,639

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A tubular LED lighting device comprising:an LED, a driver for driving the LED, and an electrical connector;
the lighting device further comprising a thermally triggered switch for prevention of overheating of the electrical connector, wherein
the thermally triggered switch is connected in series between the electrical connector and the driver, and
the thermally triggered switch is configured to interrupt current in the event of the temperature of the electrical connector meeting a triggering condition;
wherein the thermally triggered switch is configured to sense the temperature of the electrical connector via a main body or a probe of the thermally triggered switch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,633

DEFORMABLE AND QUICK-INSTALLATION ILLUMINATION LAMP

COOLUX LIGHTING COMPANY L...

1. A deformable and quick-installation illumination lamp, wherein the illumination lamp comprises a central assembly, a first lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, and a second lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, the first lateral assembly is movably connected to one side of the central assembly, so that the first lateral assembly can retract or stretch, the second lateral assembly is movably connected to the other side of the central assembly, so that the second lateral assembly can retract or stretch, and the first lateral assembly and the second lateral assembly are both connected to the central assembly by using a limiting component, so that the illumination lamp can maintain a stretching state;further comprising a plurality of connection plates, wherein the first lateral assembly is rotatably connected to one side of the central assembly by using a first connection plate of the plurality of connection plates, and the second lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the other side of the central assembly by using a second connection plate of the plurality of connection plates; the first lateral assembly can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the first connection plate, the second lateral assembly can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the second connection plate, and the first and second connection plates can rotate within a range of 90° relative to the central assembly, so that the first lateral assembly and the second lateral assembly can come into contact with the central assembly by means of retraction;
further comprising a plurality of first fixing components and a plurality of positioning components, wherein the first lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the first connection plate by using a first first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the first lateral assembly is provided with a first positioning component of the plurality of positioning components, and the first positioning component can come into contact with the first connection plate, so that the first lateral assembly forms a 90° angle with the first connection plate; the second lateral assembly is rotatably connected to the second connection plate by using a second first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the second lateral assembly is provided with a second positioning component of the plurality of positioning components, and the second positioning component can come into contact with the second connection plate, so that the second lateral assembly forms a 90° angle with the second connection plate; the first connection plate is rotatably connected to the central assembly by using a third first fixing component of the plurality of first fixing components, the central assembly is provided with a third positioning component, and the first connection plate can come into contact with the third positioning component, so that the connection plate forms a 90° angle with the central assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,624

OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR COLLIMATION OF LIGHT

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. An optical system for collimation of incoming light, comprising:a body;
a recess formed on a first side of the body, the recess having a central light entry surface and a side light entry surface;
a central light exit surface provided on at least a portion of a second side of the body, said central light entry surface being arranged in relation to the central light exit surface such that incoming light falling on the central light entry surface is directed to the central light exit surface;
a total internal reflection surface provided at a side surface of the body, which is arranged such that incoming light falling on the side light entry surface of the recess is directed towards the total internal reflection surface so as to be subject to total internal reflection towards the second side of the body; and
a rejection area surrounding at least a portion of said central light entry surface, said rejection area being configured to prevent incoming light incident on the rejection area to exit said body outside of the central light exit surface, wherein the rejection area comprises a light-deflecting portion being arranged such that incoming light entering the light-deflecting portion is deflected.

US Pat. No. 10,458,618

LIGHTING APPLIANCE FOR ENGINE VEHICLES

Varroc Lighting Systems, ...

1. A light appliance for engine vehicles comprising:a primary optical unit with at least one light source;
a secondary optical unit that comprises one or more electro-luminescent diodes for emitting light with a light emitting surface; and
at least one reflective surface of a reflective device for reflecting light from the primary optical unit falling onto the reflective surface,
wherein the at least one reflective surface comprises a first reflective surface,
wherein the electro-luminescent diodes comprise a first electro-luminescent diode having a rear surface,
wherein the first electro-luminescent diode of the secondary optical unit is arranged, with respect to the first reflective surface, in such a way that at least a part of the light beams from the primary optical unit directed to the first reflective surface passes, before falling onto the first reflective surface and after reflection from the first reflective surface, through a light-emitting surface of the first electro-luminescent diode,
wherein the first reflective surface is situated in an internal space or on the rear surface of the first electro-luminescent diode such that the first reflective surface does not entirely cover the rear surface of the first electro-luminescent diode.

US Pat. No. 10,458,610

LIGHT REDIRECTING STRUCTURE

SerraLux Inc., Los Gatos...

1. A light redirecting film or sheet comprising:a) a front surface having a plurality of spaced apart grooves to provide for total internal reflection of incident light,
b) a rear surface opposite the front surface,
c) a plurality of uniformly spaced apart regions for absorbing a portion of light capable of being re-directed by total internal reflection at the front surface,
d) wherein the uniformly spaced apart regions are opaque elements and provide an overall internal attenuation of incident light of about 10% to about 40%.

US Pat. No. 10,458,598

HIGH PRESSURE TANK

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

1. A high pressure tank comprising:a resin liner configured to contain a fluid; and
a cap including a supply/discharge hole, formed in the cap, configured to allow for supplying and discharging the fluid to and from the liner, wherein:
a cylindrical portion is formed with the liner in a protruding manner, in a state where the cylindrical portion is inserted in the supply/discharge hole, a direction from a distal end to a proximal end of the cylindrical portion is a supply direction of the fluid for the liner;
a seal groove is formed in an inner circumferential surface of the supply/discharge hole, a seal member configured to seal a gap between the inner circumferential surface of the supply/discharge hole and an outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion and a back-up member disposed on an upstream side of the seal member in the supply direction are provided in the seal groove;
the seal groove has a tapered groove surface facing toward the back-up member, the tapered groove surface being apart from the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion from an upstream side to a downstream side in the supply direction; and
the back-up member has a tapered member surface facing toward the tapered groove surface, the tapered groove surface having a diameter expanding from the upstream side to the downstream side in the supply direction, wherein:
an inclination angle of the tapered member surface with respect to an axial direction of the back-up member is larger than an inclination angle of the tapered groove surface with respect to the axial direction of the supply/discharge hole; and
in a state where the tapered member surface is aligned with the tapered groove surface, a distance between a first line and a second line is equal to or greater than half of a distance between the first line and a third line, the first line extending along the axial direction of the supply/discharge hole and passing through one end of the tapered member surface on the downstream side in the supply direction, the second line extending along the axial direction of the supply/discharge hole and passing through another end of the tapered member surface on the upstream side in the supply direction, the third line extending along the axial direction of the supply/discharge hole and passing through an end portion of the back-up member on the downstream side in the supply direction, facing toward the outer circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,586

METHOD OF MAKING A FLUID MANIFOLD

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A method of making a fluid manifold, the method comprising:placing a mandrel in a mold, the mandrel having a body with a proximal end and a distal end;
positioning the mandrel within the mold using a distal support at the distal end of the mandrel;
introducing a polymer into the mold;
allowing the polymer to solidify to form a fluid manifold;
removing the fluid manifold from the mold; and
removing the mandrel from the fluid manifold;
wherein the distal support is an integrated part of the fluid manifold,
wherein the fluid manifold comprises a body having a primary channel and a plurality of secondary channels exiting from the primary channel along a length thereof, including a distal flow channel passing through the distal support,
wherein the distal flow channel has an inner diameter, DDC and
wherein the primary channel is coterminous with the distal flow channel, wherein the primary channel extends to a distance of no more than 0.5*DDC beyond a distal edge of the distal flow channel, and wherein the primary channel and the distal flow channel intersect to form an elbow bend.

US Pat. No. 10,458,570

VALVE DETECTION DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

AEON MATRIX INC., Neihu ...

1. An operating method of a valve control device, wherein the valve control device comprises a driving circuit and the driving circuit comprises a plurality of solenoid valve terminals and a sensing terminal, said operating method comprising:sending a first set of the control signals to the driving circuit;
sending a detection signal;
sensing a voltage level at the sensing terminal when the detection signal is sent to one of the solenoid valve terminals and obtaining a sensing result accordingly; and
repeating the step of sensing the voltage level until all the sensing results of the solenoid valve terminals are obtained,
wherein a first sub-circuit of the driving circuit is disabled in response to the first set of the control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,458,569

POSITIONER

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A positioner, comprising:an air circuit comprising a magnetism generator that generates magnetism based on an electric current in accordance with a difference between a valve opening setpoint for a regulator valve that is to be controlled and a measured valve opening value for the regulator valve, the air circuit generating a pneumatic signal adjust air pressure
wherein the pneumatic signal is generated based on the magnetism produced by the magnetism generator, and is supplied to an operating device of the regulator valve, and
the magnetism generator includes a plurality of separate coils that are connected in parallel electrically and that are additively coupled magnetically, wherein the magnetism generator further comprises:
a main interconnection to supply the electric current;
a plurality of branch interconnections, provided for each of the plurality of coils, branching from the main interconnection; and
a plurality of Zener diodes, provided for each of the plurality of coils, wherein a corresponding coil and corresponding Zener diodes are connected in parallel with each of the branch interconnections.

US Pat. No. 10,458,568

TAMPER-RESISTANT OPERATING NUT FOR HYDRANTS

Mueller International, LL...

1. A hydrant comprising:an operating stem comprising a proximal operating nut engaging portion and a threaded distal end extending from the hydrant;
an operating nut comprising a first end facing the hydrant, an opposed second end, and a central bore defined in the operating nut and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the operating nut is positioned on the operating stem such that a portion of the stem is positioned in the central bore and the threaded distal end of the stem extends beyond the second end of the operating nut, and wherein the central bore engages the operating stem at the operating nut engaging portion, the operating stem configured to rotate with the operating nut; and
a nut comprising a frustoconical portion configured to be rotatably secured to the distal end of the stem.

US Pat. No. 10,458,553

CONTROL PLATE FOR A HIGH CONDUCTIVE VALVE

VistadelTek, LLC, Yorba ...

1. A control plate for a high-conductance valve comprising:a control plate body formed as a basically circular disk having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, the control plate configured to be moved within a valve by an actuator;
at least one opening defined in the control plate body and extending through the control plate body from the first side to the second side; and
at least one pillar, each respective pillar of the at least one pillar being received in a respective opening of the at least one opening to move with the control plate body, each respective pillar having a hole that forms a fluid passageway for fluid to pass from the first side through to the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,458,532

INTERNAL RING GEAR, DRIVING ASSEMBLY AND APPLICATION DEVICE

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. An internal ring gear comprising:a housing; and
at least two internal ring gears integrally arranged at an inner surface of the housing, wherein the outer surface of the housing is smooth, and a diameter of the outer surface of the housing is consistent; the housing and the internal ring gears being a one piece monolithic integral unit made of powder metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,458,529

LINEAR MOTION MECHANISM, VALVE DEVICE, AND STEAM TURBINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A linear motion mechanism, comprising:a drive portion;
a screw shaft which is rotationally driven about an axis by the drive portion and in which a first spiral screw groove is formed on an outer peripheral surface;
a nut in which a second spiral screw groove facing the first screw groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface, into which the screw shaft is inserted, and which moves forward or backward relative to the screw shaft in an axial direction, in which an axis of the screw shaft extends, according to a rotation of the screw shaft;
a plurality of load balls which are disposed in a transfer path formed by the first screw groove and the second screw groove and advance while rolling on the transfer path;
a plurality of retainer frames which are disposed between the plurality of load balls and advances on the transfer path along with the load balls; and
a lubricant supply portion which supplies a lubricant to a path surface of the transfer path,
wherein the retainer frame includes
a retainer main body portion in which recessed surfaces, on which outer peripheral ends are in contact with the adjacent load balls, are formed on both sides in an advancement direction and which is formed to be smaller than the load ball when viewed in the advancement direction, and
a lubricant contact portion which protrudes from the outer peripheral end of the recessed surface of the retainer main body portion toward the path surface side of the transfer path and is formed to come into contact with the lubricant which is supplied to the path surface of the transfer path, and
wherein the lubricant contact portion is formed such that a cross-sectional shape orthogonal to the advancement direction partially protrudes toward the path surface of the transfer path more than the load ball.

US Pat. No. 10,458,502

RELATING TO ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATORS

BAE SYSTEMS plc, London ...

1. A vibration damping apparatus comprising:a cuboidal support frame; and
an actuator including
a proof-mass coupled to the cuboidal support frame for movement in six degrees of freedom, wherein at least one of the six degrees of freedom is a translational degree of freedom;
six permanent magnet pole pairs attached to a surface of the proof-mass or to a surface of the cuboidal support frame; and
six coils each positioned opposite a corresponding one of the six permanent magnet pole pairs, each coil being associated with one of the magnet pole pairs such that a current flowing through the respective coil in the presence of a magnetic field of the respective pole pair induces a force that acts on the proof-mass.

US Pat. No. 10,458,474

BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR STEERING COLUMN

Koyo Bearings North Ameri...

1. A steering column assembly, comprising:a steering column shaft;
an outer tube disposed around the steering column shaft; and
a radial support bearing assembly disposed between the outer tube and the steering column shaft, comprising:
a first annular groove defined in an outer surface of the shaft;
at least one inner ring defining an inner raceway, the at least one inner ring being disposed in the first annular groove;
an outer raceway; and
a plurality of roller elements disposed both between and in rolling contact with the inner raceway and the outer raceway,
wherein the at least one inner ring is in direct contact with the shaft and has a circular cross-section as taken in a plane parallel to a longitudinal center axis of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,458,459

PRECISION HOLDING AND LOCATING PIN

MITEE-BITE PRODUCTS LLC, ...

1. An expansion pin, comprising:a cylindrical body having a sidewall and an interior cavity extending from a top end towards a bottom end of the cylindrical body,
an internal thread defined in the interior cavity below the tapered surface portion;
a plurality of slots defined in a top end of the cylindrical body and radially emanating from the interior cavity through the sidewall, the plurality of slots defining a plurality of gripping fingers around a circumference of the sidewall;
the bottom end dimensioned to be received in an opening in a work holding surface;
a tapered surface portion converging inwardly along an interior face of the plurality of gripping fingers; and
a bolt having a frusto-conical head that converges inwardly from a top end of the bolt and terminates at a shank of the bolt, the shank having a plurality of external threads, wherein the frusto-conical head urges the plurality of griping fingers radially outwardly when the bolt is threadingly tightened to draw the frusto-conical head within the tapered surface portion of the cylindrical body, the shank having a length such that the plurality of external threads extend beyond the bottom end of the cylindrical body with the frusto-conical head positioned in abutment within the tapered surface portion of the cylindrical body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,455

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING A FITTED CAP FOR APPLYING A SHAPED SEALANT SHROUD TO A PORTION OF A FASTENER

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for making a fitted cap, the fitted cap configured to apply a shaped sealant shroud to a portion of a fastener, the system comprising:a support plate, comprising:
a first side;
a second side, opposite the first side; and
a first plurality of through-openings, penetrating the support plate from the first side through to the second side;
a fastener template, dimensionally identical to the portion of the fastener and extending from the first side of the support plate such that the first plurality of through-openings is arranged about the fastener template;
a precursor cap, comprising a first surface, geometrically complementary to the fastener template, and a second surface, opposite the first surface and parallel to the first surface;
first means for heating a first polymer sheet to a specified temperature; and
second means for applying suction to the first polymer sheet, positioned a predetermined distance from the first side of the support plate and heated to the specified temperature by the first means, through the first plurality of through-openings from the second side of the support plate to vacuum-form the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, wherein the second means is configured to apply the suction such that:
after vacuum-forming the first polymer sheet over the precursor cap, at least a portion of the first polymer sheet forms the fitted cap and
a first inner surface of the fitted cap is geometrically complementary to the second surface of the precursor cap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,444

OPTIMIZED METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POSITION AND CROSSOVER PRESSURE IN A DOUBLE ACTING ACTUATOR

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A method of digitally controlling a double-acting pneumatic actuator, the method comprising:monitoring a crossover pressure over two pneumatic chambers of the double-acting pneumatic actuator;
determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of a predefined deadband range corresponding to values extending above and below a crossover pressure set point;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure is outside of the deadband range, determining a difference between the monitored crossover pressure and the crossover pressure set point to generate a crossover pressure error;
executing a control action to drive the monitored crossover pressure to the crossover pressure set point, using the crossover pressure error;
in response to determining that the monitored crossover pressure has reached the set point, setting the crossover pressure error to zero; and
maintaining the crossover pressure error at zero while the monitored crossover pressure is within the deadband range.

US Pat. No. 10,458,438

CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A centrifugal compressor, comprising:a rotational shaft;
a main casing surrounding at least a part of the rotational shaft, the main casing having an inlet and an outlet separated from each other in an axial direction of the rotational shaft and an annular space surrounding a section of the rotational shaft at a side of the inlet and communicating with the inlet, wherein a fluid to be compressed before compression flows in the annular space;
at least one impeller disposed in a fixed state to the rotational shaft inside the main casing;
a flow guide member disposed inside the annular space and extending along the axial direction of the rotational shaft, the flow guide member having a flow guide element extending along a radial direction of the rotational shaft and having a predetermined blade width in the axial direction of the rotational shaft;
a plurality of injection holes disposed along the flow guide member and separated from one another along the axial direction of the rotational shaft; and
a flow path which extends inside the annular space and through which a cleaning fluid to be supplied to the plurality of injection holes is capable of flowing.

US Pat. No. 10,458,437

AIR BLOWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An air blower, comprising:a casing having an intake port and a discharge port;
an air-blowing fan disposed inside the casing to take in air through the intake port and discharge air from the discharge port; and
a filter filtering the air taken in through the intake port, wherein
an insect trapper trapping an insect is disposed in a ventilation path between the intake port and the filter
the casing comprises:
a first casing holding the air-blowing fan; and
a second casing attached to the first casing in a detachable manner, and
the insect trapper is held in the second casing in a replaceable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,458,432

TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR ASSEMBLY WITH VANED DIVIDER

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A compressor assembly of a turbocharger, the compressor assembly comprising:a compressor housing that comprises a compressor wheel space and a diffuser section that extends from the compressor wheel space to at least one volute;
a dual-faced compressor wheel disposed at least in part in the compressor wheel space wherein the dual-faced compressor wheel comprises a first compressor wheel face and a second compressor wheel face oriented back-to-back; and
a diffuser section divider disposed at least in part in the diffuser section wherein the diffuser section divider comprises a first side that defines a first diffuser that comprises a first set of vanes associated with the first compressor wheel face and a second side that defines a second diffuser that comprises a second set of vanes associated with the second compressor wheel face, wherein each of the vanes of the first set of vanes comprises a leading edge lean angle that exceeds a leading edge lean angle of each of the vanes of the second set of vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,424

CENTRIFUGAL FAN

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. A centrifugal fan comprising:an impeller having a plurality of pins extending in an axial direction;
a rotor yoke formed with a plurality of through-holes through which the pins penetrate, the rotor yoke being joined to the impeller as the pins penetrate through the through-holes; and
a circuit board arranged in a state having a gap with respect to the rotor yoke,
wherein
an end of each of the pins protrudes from the rotor yoke to a side of the circuit board,
the plurality of pins are arranged with uneven pitch in a circumferential direction of the impeller, and
an outer edge of the circuit board extends outside of the pins in a radial direction of the centrifugal fan.

US Pat. No. 10,458,421

COOLING FAN ILLUMINATED WITH ADDRESSABLE LEDS

1. A cooling fan for use in a host electronic device having a fan controller, the cooling fan comprising:a frame having a central cavity;
an impeller positioned within the central cavity and driven by an electric motor; and
a plurality of LEDs positioned around a periphery of the central cavity for illuminating the impeller, the LEDs individually-addressable by a fan controller, the fan controller driving time-variable individually-addressable illumination of each of the LEDs based on a digital signal generated by a host electronic device central processing unit and transmitted to the fan controller to control fan illumination.

US Pat. No. 10,458,413

PUMPING APPARATUS

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

1. A pumping apparatus, comprising: an impeller; a rotor, installed with the impeller and having a driving magnet; a stator, formed in a tubular shape and disposed on an outer circumference side of the rotor, and having a driving coil; a pump chamber, disposed with the impeller and the rotor, and allowing a fluid to pass through; a partition wall member, disposed between the stator and the pump chamber, and preventing the fluid in the pump chamber from flowing into a position where the stator is disposed; a circuit board, disposed outside the pump chamber, and secured on the partition wall member; and a resin sealing member made by a resin, covering the stator and the circuit board, andthe stator comprising: an insulation member; a stator core, having a plurality of salient poles, wherein the driving coil is wound on the plurality of salient poles through the insulation member; and a plurality of terminal pins, electrically connected to an end portion of the driving coil, and disposed in parallel to an axial direction of the stator formed in the tubular shape,
wherein the stator has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, one direction of the axial direction is set as a first direction and an opposite direction of the first direction is set as a second direction, the first side of the stator that faces the first direction is set as a first direction side and the second side of the stator that faces the second direction is set as a second direction side,
the circuit board is secured on a portion of the partition wall member on the first direction side and disposed closer to the first direction side than the stator core and the insulation member,
a portion of the terminal pin on the first direction side is secured to the circuit board,
a portion of the terminal pin on the second direction side is secured to the insulation member,
a first contact surface facing the first direction side is formed on the insulation member,
a second contact surface is formed on the partition wall member, the second contact surface faces the second direction side, and the first contact surface is in contact with the second contact surface to restrict a movement of the stator in the first direction,
wherein a third contact surface facing the second direction side is formed on the insulation member,
a fourth contact surface is formed on the partition wall member, the fourth contact surface faces the first direction side, and the third contact surface is in contact with the fourth contact surface to restrict a movement of the stator in the second direction,
the stator core comprises an outer circumference ring formed in a ring shape and a plurality of the salient poles protruding from the outer circumference ring to an inner side of a radial direction of the stator,
the third contact surface is formed on an axial covering portion, and the axial covering portion covers a part of the outer circumference ring in a circumferential direction of the stator from the second direction side,
the partition wall member comprises a cylindrical portion disposed between the rotor and the stator, a bottom for sealing an end of the cylindrical portion in the first direction, and a flange portion expended from an end of the cylindrical portion in the second direction to an outer side of the stator in the radial direction,
wherein the first contact surface is formed on the axial covering portion, and
the second contact surface and the fourth contact surface are formed on the flange portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,391

SINGLE-FRAME IMPELLER OF WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SET

Zhang, Xiaoxin, Zhangjia...

1. A single-frame impeller of a wind turbine generator set, the single-frame impeller comprising:a generator with a main shaft horizontally arranged;
a wind wheel frame;
blades;
a supporting base;
oblique supporting rods; and
a blade adjusting device, wherein: the blade adjusting device comprises a blade adjusting chamber (5), a motor (22) and an adjusting mechanism; the blade adjusting chamber (5) is of a horizontal cylinder, a rear end of the blade adjusting chamber (5) is fixedly connected with a front portion of the supporting base (6), and the blade adjusting chamber (5) and the supporting base (6) are assembled at a front end of a generator main shaft; the supporting base (6) and the wind wheel frame (1) are connected with each other through the oblique supporting rods (4), the blade adjusting chamber (5) is disposed at a center of the wind wheel frame (1), and the oblique supporting rods (4) are uniformly distributed around the supporting base (6); the motor (22) and the adjusting mechanism are assembled inside the blade adjusting chamber (5), and the adjusting mechanism is connected to the motor and is powered by the motor; the blades (2) are fixedly installed on blade shafts (9) of the blades (2), an outer side end of each blade shaft (9) is assembled on the wind wheel frame (1), an inner side end of each blade shaft (9) stretches into a cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the blade shafts (9) are matched with the cylindrical side wall of the blade adjusting chamber (5); the blades (2) are uniformly distributed around the blade adjusting chamber; and
the adjusting mechanism for adjusting an angle of each blade comprises a push-pull transmission mechanism, an adjusting frame (19), rotating arms (20) and connecting rods (21); the push-pull transmission mechanism comprises a swinging arm (16), a positioning shaft (15), a main drive arm (17) and a push-pull rod (18); the adjusting frame (19) is assembled onto the side wall of the blade adjusting chamber; the rotating arms (20) are vertically fixed on end portions of the blade shafts (9) disposed in the blade adjusting chamber, a second end of each rotating arm (20) is hinged with a respective connecting rod (21), and a second end of each connecting rod (21) is hinged with the adjusting frame (19); fixed seats (14) are correspondingly arranged on inner walls of a front end plate and a rear end plate of the blade adjusting chamber (5), the positioning shaft (15) vertically penetrates through a middle portion of the adjusting frame (19), and ends of the positioning shaft (15) are installed on the respective fixed seats (14); one end of the swinging arm (16) is vertically fixed at a middle portion of the positioning shaft (15), the other end of the swinging arm (16) is hinged with the main drive arm (17), and the main drive arm (17) is connected with the motor; and two ends of the push-pull rod (18) are respectively hinged onto a middle portion of the swinging arm (16) and the adjusting frame (19).

US Pat. No. 10,458,386

MODULAR HYDROKINETIC TURBINE

Power Development Interna...

1. An apparatus comprising:a pre-fabricated, floating, scalable, modular hydrokinetic vertical axis cross-flow turbine comprising floating devices and vertically oriented blades in power optimized arrays comprising counter-rotating pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,458,371

EGR COOLER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An EGR cooler comprising:a housing having coolant inlet and outlet, through which coolant flows into and out of the housing, and having gas inlet and outlet through which exhaust gas flows into and out of the housing;
a plurality of first tubes provided in the housing while one end of each of the first tubes communicates with the gas inlet and the other end thereof communicates with one end of a connection passage;
a plurality of second tubes provided in the housing while one end of each of the second tubes communicates with the gas outlet and the other end thereof communicates with the other end of the connection passage;
a plurality of first cooling fins inserted into each of the first tubes; and
a plurality of second cooling fins inserted into each of the second tubes,
wherein the gas inlet has a larger cross-sectional area than the gas outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,458,368

EGR SYSTEM WITH PARTICLE FILTER FOR A GASOLINE ENGINE

TENNECO GMBH, Edenkoben ...

26. An exhaust gas system for a gasoline engine comprising:an exhaust gas pipe connected to an outlet manifold of the gasoline engine to lead exhaust gas to a main exhaust 3-way catalyst, with an inlet pipe connectible to an inlet manifold of a gasoline engine;
a main exhaust 3-way catalyst and a turbine provided within the exhaust gas pipe;
at least one compressor provided in the inlet pipe;
at least one of:
A) at least one first exhaust gas recirculation pipe branching off from the exhaust gas pipe upstream of the turbine and ending in the inlet pipe downstream of the compressor;
at least one first particle filter positioned within the first exhaust gas recirculation pipe; and
B) at least a second exhaust gas recirculation pipe branching off from the exhaust gas pipe downstream of the turbine and ending in the inlet pipe upstream of the compressor and including at least one second particle filter positioned within one or more of
i) the second exhaust gas recirculation pipe; and
ii) the exhaust gas pipe upstream of the second exhaust gas recirculation pipe;
wherein at least one of the at least one first and at least one second particle filters has a coating with catalytic effect, converting CO, HC and NOx, for continuously cleaning the recirculated gas to achieve a minimal contamination of components in an intake system;
wherein at least one third particle filter is provided, that is free of a coating with catalytic effect, converting one or more of i) CO, ii) HC and iii) NOx and is positioned downstream of the main catalyst and optionally a further exhaust catalyst is positioned within the first exhaust gas recirculation pipe upstream of the respective particle filter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,362

TURBOJET NACELLE PROVIDED WITH A THRUST REVERSER, INCLUDING CUT-OUTS TO AVOID THE MOVABLE SLAT OF AN AIRCRAFT WING

1. A nacelle for bypass turbojet engine comprising a thrust reverser, the thrust reverser comprising a movable cowl moving backwards from a closed position where a thrust is not reversed to an open position so as to uncover cascades reversing a direction of a cold air flow which is diverted from a secondary air annular flow path, the movable cowl including a radially outer part disposed in proximity to a leading edge of a wing of an aircraft,wherein the movable cowl includes on the radially outer part at least one cut-out configured to receive, without physical contact, a movable slat of the leading edge of the wing of the aircraft, and a closure panel for closing the at least one cut-out, the closure panel comprising a fixed part which is at least partially covered by an upstream portion of the movable cowl when the movable cowl is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,346

COMBUSTION PRESSURE FEEDBACK BASED ENGINE CONTROL WITH VARIABLE RESOLUTION SAMPLING WINDOWS

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A controller for controlling operation of a dual-fuel internal combustion engine of an engine system, the engine system comprising a pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in a cylinder of the engine and generate a corresponding pressure signal and a crank angle sensor configured to measure the crank angle of the engine and generate a corresponding crank angle signal, the controller comprising:a processor couplable to the pressure sensor and the crank angle sensor; and
at least one non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions operable to cause the processor of the controller to perform operations comprising:
(a) sample the crank angle signal,
(b) sample the pressure signal of each cylinder of the engine at a first frequency during a first range of cylinder crank angles, the first range of cylinder crank angles including the ignition position of the cylinder and at least a portion of a combustion period of the cylinder,
(c) sample the pressure signal at a second frequency during a second range of cylinder crank angles, the second frequency being lower than the first frequency,
(d) calculate combustion metrics including indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP), an adiabatic heat release rate of combustion in the cylinder, and combustion phasing based on the sampled crank angle and pressure signals,
(e) determine a combustion phasing trigger and a fuel substitution rate between a first fuel and a second fuel as a function of the calculated adiabatic heat release rate of combustion in the cylinder,
(f) adjust the combustion phasing trigger based on the calculated combustion phasing to meet a combustion phasing target,
(g) adjust the fuel substitution rate based on the calculated IMEP to meet an IMEP target, and
(h) control the engine based on the adjusted combustion phasing trigger and fuel substitution rate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,338

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

General Electric Company,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,328

WELDED COMBUSTION PRESSURE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

CITIZEN FINEDEVICE CO., L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,327

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

ACHATES POWER, INC., San...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,299

EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT APPARATUS

1. An exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus to be arranged downstream of an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas aftertreatment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a first catalyst unit within the housing;
a second catalyst unit within the housing;
at least two separate feed conduits each configured to supply an exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine, with a first conduit of the at least two separate feed conduits supplying the first catalyst unit and a second conduit of the at least two separate feed conduits supplying the second catalyst unit, for each feed conduit leading to a separate catalyst unit;
a chamber within the housing arranged between the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit;
an outlet conduit arranged between the at least two separate feed conduits and connected to the chamber, wherein the outlet conduit is configured to guide the exhaust gas treated by the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit out of the housing; and
a bypass conduit, arranged within the housing extending between the at least two separate feed conduits and configured to guide the exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine, bypassing the first catalyst unit and the second catalyst unit, to the outlet conduit such that the exhaust gas is not catalytically treated in the bypass conduit, wherein the exhaust gas treatment apparatus is configured to flow the exhaust gas through the housing at least partially about an exterior of the bypass conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,458,293

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

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,288

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VARIABLE VALVE SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,279

OIL SUPPLY DEVICE FOR AN EPICYCLIC REDUCTION GEAR SET

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,271

CABLE DRIVE SYSTEM FOR VARIABLE VANE OPERATION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A variable vane system, comprising:an actuator;
a harmonic drive driven by the actuator;
a cable drive system driven by the harmonic drive; and
a unison ring driven by the cable drive system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,269

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

AURELIA TURBINES OY, Lap...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,262

AIRFOIL WITH SEAL BETWEEN ENDWALL AND AIRFOIL SECTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,250

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

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,246

OPTIMIZED AERODYNAMIC PROFILE FOR A TURBINE VANE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A NOZZLE OF THE FIFTH STAGE OF A TURBINE

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. An aerodynamic profile for a turbine vane, the aerodynamic profile defining the turbine vane when cold and in a non-coated state, the aerodynamic profile being substantially identical to a nominal profile determined by Cartesian coordinates X,Y,Zadim given in Table 1, in which the coordinate Zadim is a quotient D/H, where D is a distance of a point under consideration from a reference X,Y plane situated at a base of the nominal profile, and H is a height of said profile measured from said reference plane out to an end of the turbine vane, the measurements D and H being taken radially relative to an axial direction of a turbine, while the coordinate X is measured in the axial direction of the turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,235

SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING MINERALS FROM THE SEABED

Deep Reach Technology, In...

1. A system for recovering desired materials from the seabed comprising:a surface vessel;
an excavator on the seabed adapted to generate an ore slurry containing a desired material from the seabed;
a lift system connected to the excavator and the surface vessel, the lift system adapted to convey the ore slurry from the from the excavator to a lift system output on the surface vessel;
a feed preparation circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the lift system output, the feed preparation circuit adapted to process the ore slurry to produce a prepared ore slurry consisting essentially of seawater and solid particles within a desired size range;
a leaching circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the feed preparation circuit, the leaching circuit adapted to dissolve the desired material from the ore slurry using a lixiviant to produce a pregnant leach slurry;
a recovery circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the leaching circuit, the recovery circuit adapted to recover the desired material from the pregnant leach slurry using an ion exchange resin to produce a loaded resin and a leach waste material;
a residue treatment circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the recovery circuit, the residue treatment circuit adapted to neutralize the leach waste material;
a resin stripping circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the recovery circuit, the resin stripping circuit adapted to adapted to strip the desired materials from the loaded resin using an eluant to produce a pregnant eluant and a stripped resin;
a precipitation circuit on the surface vessel and connected to the resin stripping circuit; the precipitation circuit adapted to precipitate the desired material from the pregnant eluant using a precipitant to produce the desired material and a barren eluant.

US Pat. No. 10,458,219

DOWNHOLE STIMULATION SYSTEM

Welltec Oilfield Solution...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,211

SCREEN FILTER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A screen filter assembly for use with a pump system comprising:a plunger, wherein the plunger comprises:
a top portion;
a body;
a center channel formed through the top portion and through the body; and
a plurality of apertures extending through the body into the center channel; and
a screen housed within the body of the plunger, wherein a plurality of veins are formed on an interior surface of the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,458,208

METHOD OF DEVELOPING HYDROCARBONS IN A SEDIMENTARY BASIN, BY MEANS OF BASIN SIMULATION

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A method of developing a sedimentary basin comprising hydrocarbons, using a basin simulator for reconstructing, for a succession of time steps, geological and geochemical processes affecting the basin from a geological time t to a current time, from measurements of properties relative to the basin, comprising:A. constructing a gridded representation representative of the basin at the current time from the measurements;
B. from the gridded representation at the current time, constructing a gridded representation of the basin for each of other time steps through reconstruction of architecture of the basin for the other time steps;
C. using the simulator and the gridded representations of the basin for the time steps, to carry out at least the following for each of the time steps, from the geological time t to the current time, and for each cell of the gridded representation by:
i. determining at least one amount of biogenic gas produced in each cell at each time step;
ii. determining at least one amount of biogenic gas dissolved in water present in each cell at each time step, and determining therefrom an amount of free biogenic gas in each cell at the time step;
iii. accounting for at least advective transport produced by velocity of water flowing in the basin of the biogenic gas dissolved in the water in each cell at the time step; and
D. selecting at least one zones of the basin corresponding to cells of the gridded representation of the basin at the current time comprising hydrocarbons; and
developing the basin as a function of the selected at least one zone by performing at least one of exploration drilling in the at least one zone having a best potential production of the hydrocarbons for determining correctness of any previously estimated potential production and to acquire new data and drilling for recovering the hydrocarbons in the selected at least one zone; and wherein
an amount of biogenic gas dissolved in the water is determined for each time step and in each of the gridded representations obtained for each time steps by:
a) calculating a total amount of biogenic gas in each cell for each time step by adding an amount of biogenic gas produced at each time step and an amount of biogenic gas present in the cell at a previous time step;
b) determining a maximum amount of biogenic gas solubilizable in water in each cell at each time step; and
c) determining an amount of biogenic gas dissolved in each cell for each time step by selecting a minimum value between the total amount of biogenic gas and a maximum amount of solubilizable biogenic gas.

US Pat. No. 10,458,199

SEALING AN UNDESIRABLE FORMATION ZONE IN THE WALL OF A WELLBORE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,193

DEVICE FOR SUSPENDING A TUBULAR FROM A FLOATING VESSEL

MHWIRTH AS, Kristiansand...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,169

DAMPER DEVICE

PIOLAX, INC., Yokohama-S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,161

INSIDE HANDLE SUPPORT MEMBER FOR VEHICLE DOOR

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An inside handle support member for a vehicle door, comprising:a base member that is a frame having an opened vehicle interior side end portion, wherein the base member is detachably mounted to a trim constituting a vehicle interior side surface of the vehicle door through an aperture formed in the trim, and rotatably supports an inside handle configured to operate a lock device provided in the vehicle door; and
a bezel that is a frame detachably mounted to a peripheral edge of the vehicle interior side end portion of the base member,
wherein the bezel includes:
an engagement hole; and
an engagement hole forming portion that defines a vehicle exterior side edge of the engagement hole,
wherein the base member includes:
an engagement claw that protrudes on an outer peripheral surface of the base member and maintains a mounted state of the bezel in relation to the base member when the engagement claw is engaged with the engagement hole; and
a guide protrusion having a guide surface that protrudes on the outer peripheral surface separately from the engagement claw, and to be positioned at a vehicle exterior side of the engagement hole forming portion when the engagement claw is engaged with the engagement hole, a distance of the guide surface from the outer peripheral surface in a protruding direction being gradually increased from the vehicle exterior side toward the vehicle interior side, the guide protrusion prevents the bezel from being separated from the base member when the bezel is mounted to the base member, and the guide protrusion prevents the engagement hole forming portion from contacting with a peripheral edge of the aperture of the trim when the bezel and the base member that are integrated with each other are inserted into the aperture of the trim, and
wherein the engagement hole forming portion is positioned at the outer peripheral surface side with respect to a virtual extension line extending from the vehicle exterior side toward the vehicle interior side along the guide surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,160

SMALL-SIZED CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A small-sized construction machine comprising:a self-propelled lower traveling structure;
an upper revolving structure that is rotatably mounted on said lower traveling structure; and
a working mechanism that is provided on the front part side of said upper revolving structure, wherein
said upper revolving structure includes:
a revolving frame forming a support structural body,
a counterweight provided on a rear side of said revolving frame,
an engine located on the front side of said counterweight and mounted on said revolving frame,
a cab provided on said revolving frame so as to cover said engine from above and on one side in a left-right direction of which an openable/closable door is provided, and
a fuel tank that has a fuel filling port and a cap that closes said fuel filling port and stores fuel to be supplied to said engine, wherein
a fuel filling opening that is located on the side behind said door and surrounds said fuel filling port of said fuel tank and a lid member that caps said fuel filling opening to be openable/closable are provided on an outer surface of one side in the left-right direction on which said door of said cab is provided, characterized in that:
a cap holder that is attached to the inner surface side of said lid member in a state of facing an inner surface of said lid member with an interval in order to hold said cap removed from said fuel tank and a lock that locks said lid member from the outside in a state where said lid member closes said fuel filling opening are provided on said lid member,
said lock has a lock lever that is composed of a long member a base end of which is rotatably attached to said lid member and a leading end of which is allowed to enter the gap between said lid member and said cap holder and that rotationally moves between a locking position where said lid member maintains a state of closing said fuel filling opening and an unlocking position where said lid member allows opening of said fuel filling opening.

US Pat. No. 10,458,145

LIGHTED SHELTER FRAME CONNECTOR

The Associates Group, LLC...

22. A frame joint for connecting a plurality of elongate frame members adapted to support a flexible shelter skin, said frame joint comprising:a first housing having an interior and a plurality of frame connectors, a first frame connector of said plurality of frame connectors being adapted to releasably connect a first elongate frame member of said plurality of elongate frame members to said first housing and hold the first elongate frame member in a fixed position relative to said first housing, and a second frame connector of said plurality of elongate frame connectors being adapted to releasably connect a second elongate frame member of said plurality of elongate frame members to said first housing and hold the second elongate frame member in a fixed position relative to said first housing;
a battery adapted for storing an electrical charge mounted in the interior of the first housing;
a light emitting element mounted on the first housing and connected to the battery for emitting light to illuminate an interior of a shelter, said light emitting element being positioned on the first housing to direct light toward the interior of the shelter when the joint is connected to said first and second elongate frame members of said plurality of elongate frame members and the plurality of elongate frame members are supporting said flexible shelter skin; and
a switch operatively connected to the electrical source and the light emitting element for selectively energizing the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 10,458,122

PAPERBEAD FOR PROTECTING DRYWALL CORNERS

Bailey Metal Products Lim...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,082

TRUCK SNOW-MELTING SYSTEM

1. A truck snow-melting system comprising:a left diverting valve, a right diverting valve, a left transport pipe, a right transport pipe, a left exhaust outlet, a right exhaust outlet, a control circuit, and an operator control;
wherein the truck snow-melting system is adapted for use with an exhaust system of a truck;
wherein specifically, the truck snow-melting system diverts exhaust gases from the exhaust system of the truck to one or more drive wheels of the truck;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve are three port solenoid valves;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve divert the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system of the truck to the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe, respectively, when the truck snow-melting system is in use;
wherein the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve are both coupled to the exhaust system of the truck;
wherein an input port of the left diverting valve and the input port of the right diverting valve receive the exhaust gases from the exhaust system;
wherein a first output port of the left diverting valve and the first output port of the right diverting valve are coupled to an exhaust pipe of the truck;
wherein a second output port of the left diverting valve is coupled to the left transport pipe;
wherein the second output port of the right diverting valve is coupled to the right transport pipe;
wherein with the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve in a ‘normal operation’ position, the left diverting valve and the right diverting valve direct the flow of the exhaust gases to the exhaust pipe of the truck;
wherein with the left diverting valve in a ‘snow melting’ position, the left diverting valve diverts the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system to the left transport pipe;
wherein with the right diverting valve in the ‘snow melting’ position, the right diverting valve diverts the flow of the exhaust gases from the exhaust system to the right transport pipe;
wherein the left transport pipe is coupled to the left exhaust outlet;
wherein the right transport pipe is coupled to the right exhaust outlet;
wherein the left transport pipe transports the exhaust gases from the left diverting valve to the left exhaust outlet;
wherein the right transport pipe transports the exhaust gases from the right diverting valve to the right exhaust outlet;
wherein one or more pipe hangers in conjunction with one or more band clamps couple the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe to a framework of the truck;
wherein the one or more pipe hangers couple to the framework of the truck;
wherein the one or more band clamps encircle an individual transport pipe selected from the left transport pipe and the right transport pipe;
wherein the one or more band clamps slip over a hook of the one or more pipe hangers to suspend the individual transport pipe from the one or more pipe hangers;
wherein the individual transport pipe runs horizontally under the framework of the truck from a muffler to the one or more drive wheels;
wherein the individual transport pipe comprises a flexible portion and a rigid portion;
wherein the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe comprises an elbow that changes the direction of the individual transport pipe from being horizontally oriented to being vertically oriented;
wherein the rigid portion is coupled to the framework of the truck such that a vertical section of transport pipe is positioned in front of the one or more drive wheels;
wherein the flexible portion of the individual transport pipe comprises a bendable pipe coupling the muffler to the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe;
wherein each of the individual transport pipes are adjustable in both horizontal and vertical directions;
wherein the rigid portion of the individual transport pipe comprises one or more adjustment points where the length of the rigid portion is changed by sliding a first pipe into or out of a second pipe;
wherein the first pipe has a smaller outside diameter than the inside diameter of the second pipe;
wherein the first pipe comprises a plurality of adjustment holes arranged in a straight line;
wherein the second pipe comprises a spring-loaded pin which is captive to the second pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,458,078

ROAD MILLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE MILLING DEPTH

Wirtgen GmbH, (DE)

1. A method for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller, the method comprising:measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track; and
correcting the measured milling depth in dependence on an offset distance between the ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track and a rotational axis of the milling roller, when the machine frame does not extend parallel to the untreated ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,050

METHODS FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING TEXTILE INTEGRATED CONDUCTIVE YARNS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE) Un...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,040

UPPER DOME WITH INJECTION ASSEMBLY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A gas delivery apparatus, comprising:a quartz dome having a plurality of holes formed therein, wherein the plurality of holes are arranged in a linear array;
a plurality of tubes coupled to and extending from the plurality of holes; and
a flange plate coupled to at least one of the plurality of tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,029

ELECTRODES FOR USE IN BACTERIAL FUEL CELLS AND BACTERIAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS AND BACTERIAL FUEL CELLS AND BACTERIAL ELECTROLYSIS CELLS EMPLOYING SUCH ELECTRODES

EMEFCY LIMITED, Caesarea...

1. An electrode for use in at least one of a fuel cell and an electrolysis cell, the electrode comprising:a metal electrical conductor arranged to be electrically coupled in an electrical circuit; and
an electrically conductive coating on the entirety of said metal electrical conductor, said electrically conductive coating operative to mutually seal a liquid in said cell and said electrical conductor from each other;
wherein said metal electrical conductor is formed of copper or a copper alloy or aluminum or an aluminum alloy;
said electrically conductive coating is formed of a conductive plastic;
said electrically conductive coating is adapted for biofilm growth; and
said electrically conductive coating is water impermeable.

US Pat. No. 10,458,022

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,003

COPPER ALLOY AND COPPER ALLOY FORMING MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,945

UNA OLIGOMERS FOR THERAPEUTICS WITH PROLONGED STABILITY

ARCTURUS THERAPEUTICS, IN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,932

METHODS FOR IN VITRO RIBOSOME SYNTHESIS AND EVOLUTION

Northwestern University, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,882

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

Iowa State University Res...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,860

SELF SUSPENDING PROPPANTS WITH BRINE TOLERANCE FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

1. A proppant coated with:at least one water-soluble and/or water-swellable polymers; and
at least one composition comprising at least one sequestering agent;wherein the sequestering agent is in the layer of water soluble and/or water-swellable polymer and/or in another layer; andwherein the sequestering agent is a sequestering agent of divalent cations of a brine solution.

US Pat. No. 10,457,859

PROPPANT FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TO STIMULATE A WELL

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,831

OXIDATIVELY CURABLE COATING COMPOSITION

CATEXEL LIMITED, Longdon...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,803

ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS HAVING GRADIENT POLYMER ALLOYS

Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,755

SOLID CATALYST COMPONENT FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION CATALYST, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A solid catalyst component, comprising magnesium, titanium, a halogen, a carbonate compound (A) represented by formula (1), and an ether compound (B) that comprises two or more ether groups,R1—O—C(?O)—O—Z—O—R2  (1)
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrocarbon group or a substituted hydrocarbon group comprising 1 to 24 carbon atoms, or a heteroatom-containing group, and Z is a linking group that links two oxygen atoms through a carbon atom or a carbon chain,
wherein the ether compound (B) is a compound represented by formula (3),
R7—O—CH2CR8R9CH2—O—R10  (3)
wherein
R8 and R9 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, a vinyl group, an alkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, an aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 7 to 12 carbon atoms, an alkylamino group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or a dialkylamino group comprising 2 to 12 carbon atoms, and
R7 and R10 are each independently an alkyl group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, a vinyl group, an alkenyl group comprising 3 to 12 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group comprising 3 to 6 carbon atoms, an aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen-substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 6 to 12 carbon atoms, or a substituted aromatic hydrocarbon group comprising 7 to 12 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,457,754

WATER-BASED RESIN DISPERSION AND COATING MATERIAL

DAI-ICHI KOGYO SEIYAKU CO...

1. An aqueous resin dispersion, obtained by subjecting a polymerizable compound (C) comprising a compound (C1) having a carbon-carbon unsaturated bond to an emulsion polymerization in the presence of a surfactant (A) represented by formula (I) and a surfactant (B) free from a radical-polymerizable substituent:
wherein in formula (I),
R0 represents an alkyl group having a carbon number of from 1 to 4;
R1 represents at least one group selected from R1-1, R1-2, and R1-3, wherein R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
D represents D-1 or D-2, wherein R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
m1 represents a number of from 1 to 2;
m2 represents a number of from 1 to 3;
m3 represents a number of 0 or 1;
AO represents an oxyalkylene group having a carbon number of from 2 to 4;
n is an average addition molar number of alkylene oxide and represents a number in a range of from 0 to 1,000; and
X represents a group selected from —(CH2)a—SO3M, —(CH2)b—COOM, —PO3M2, —P(Z)O2M, and —CO—CH2—CH(SO3M)-COOM, wherein a and b each represents a number of from 0 to 4, Z represents a residue obtained by eliminating X from formula (I), and M each represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom, an alkaline earth metal atom, an alkyl ammonium, an alkanol ammonium, or an ammonium; and
wherein surfactant (B) is a polyoxyalkylene styrenated phenyl ether.

US Pat. No. 10,457,702

DICAFFEOYL SPERMIDINE CYCLIZED DERIVATIVES AND USE THEREOF

Jinan University, Guangz...

1. A method for treating a neurodegenerative disease, which comprises administering to a subject in need of treatment a therapeutically effective amount of dicaffeoyl spermidine cyclized derivatives with the following structure formula, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,
wherein,
R1, R2, and R3 are hydroxy, methoxy, or optionally substituted glycosyl, R4—R5— is either —CH?CH or —CH2—CH2—; —R6—R7— is either —CH?CH or —CH2—CH2—,
wherein the optionally substituted glycosyl is optionally substituted with one or more of monosaccharide groups, disaccharide groups or polysaccharide groups, wherein the monosaccharide groups are selected from the group consisting of:
glucosyl, glucuronyl, mannosyl, galactosyl, allosyl, fructosyl, sorbosyl, furanosyl, rhamnosyl, quinovosyl, arabinosyl, lyxosyl, xylosyl, ribosyl;
wherein the disaccharide groups and polysaccharide groups are formed from the monosaccharides.

US Pat. No. 10,457,700

PLATINUM PRODRUGS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RES...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein L1 and L2 are each —(CH2)n—, where n is 5-15, and LG1 and LG2 are each Cl, Br, or I.

US Pat. No. 10,457,696

CATIONIC SILICON (II) COMPOUNDS AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

1. A method for producing cationic silicon (II) compounds of general formula I, comprising:(RaSi)+HA?  (I)
reacting the silicon (II) compounds of general formula II
(Rb?H)(RaSi)+  (II)
with a compound A,
where
Ra is a carbon-containing radical, which may additionally comprise heteroatoms, bound to the cationic silicon atom via a covalent bond, ionic bond or via one or more ? bonds with the cationic silicon atom,
(Rb?H) is a p-bonded singly negatively charged radical of general formula III,

Rx are monovalent or polyvalent organic radicals, which may also be bonded to one another to form a fused ring, with the proviso that at least one of the radicals Rx is an organic radical bonded via carbon bearing at least one hydrogen atom, and
A is a compound which, as an electrophile, is capable of accepting electron pairs, wherein said compound has formula MX3 where M is=B, Al or Ga, and where X is a C6-C20 aryl radical substituted by halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,457,679

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

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,671

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF CANAGLIFLOZIN AND A METHOD OF ITS PREPARATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,648

PROCESS FOR PREPARING (CYCLOPENTYL[D]PYRIMIDIN-4-YL)PIPERAZINE COMPOUNDS

GENENTECH INC., South Sa...

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula I:
or a salt thereof, the process comprising:
(a) cyclizing a compound of VIb:

or a salt thereof to form a compound of Formula (V);

wherein each X is hydroxyl;
(b) brominating the compound of Formula V or a salt thereof with a brominating agent to form a compound of Formula IV:

or a salt thereof, wherein Y is bromo;
(c) contacting the compound of Formula IV with a piperazine compound having the structure:

or a salt thereof, wherein Lv is a leaving group and R1 is an amino protecting group to form a compound of Formula III:

or a salt thereof; and
(d) contacting the compound of Formula III with a metalating agent to form the compound of Formula I, or a salt thereof; wherein R1 is hydrogen or an amino protecting group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,646

HYDANTOIN DERIVATIVE COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF USE AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

1. A hydantoin derivative compound having the following structure:
wherein D1 is a hydantoin core, D2 is a membrane interacting domain, R1 is a hydrophobic group, R2 is selected from the group consisting of a NH2 group, an aminobutyl group, an aminopentyl group, an aminohexyl group, and an aminopropyl group, and X is a lipid tail.

US Pat. No. 10,457,645

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

CHANGZHOU KEYLAB BIOCHEMI...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,628

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUND, POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION, FILM, AND HALF MIRROR FOR DISPLAYING PROJECTION IMAGE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A polymerizable compound which is represented by Formula (I):
wherein, in the formula,
R1 indicates a straight-chain or branched alkyl group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms,

the moiety indicated above is a group which is obtained by removing (m+n) hydrogen atoms from benzene,
L1 indicates a single bond, —COO—, or —OCO—,
L2 indicates —COO— or —CONR2—,
Z indicates a single bond, —O—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —S—, —COO—, —OCO—, —OCOO—, or—CONR2—,
R2 indicates a hydrogen atom or -Sp-Q,
Sp indicates a straight-chain or branched alkylene group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with Q, or a linking group which is obtained by substituting any one or more of —CH2— with —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(Q)-, or —CO— in a straight-chain or branched alkylene group with 1 to 12 carbon atoms which may be substituted with Q,
Q indicates a hydrogen atom or a (meth)acryloyl group,
1 indicates an integer of 1,
m indicates an integer of 1 or 2,
n indicates an integer of 1 to 3,
a plurality of R1's, a plurality of L1's, a plurality of L2's, a plurality of Z's, a plurality of Sp's, and a plurality of Q's may be each the same as or different from each other, and
as —Z-Sp-Q, at least one group where Z is —COO— or —CONR2— and Q is a (meth)acryloyl group is included.

US Pat. No. 10,457,613

ANAEROBIC COLUMN REACTOR FOR BIODEGRADATION OF WASTES AND THE PROCESS THEREOF

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,606

COMPOSITE SINTERED BODY

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,588

LEAD-THROUGH OR CONNECTING ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED THERMAL LOADING CAPABILITY

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,573

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING RADIOACTIVE WASTEWATER

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,569

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHODS FOR USING HUMAN ENERGY IN COLLECTING, TRANSPORTING, AND PURIFYING WATER

1. An apparatus for storing, transporting and cleaning water comprising:a rounded barrel shaped, water impermeable container made of material comprising an ultraviolet light stabilized polymer,
the container comprising an interior container surface and exterior container surface,
two opposing container closed ends, the container closed ends each having an internal surface and external surface,
at least one container port and corresponding removable container port cap,
a handle connected to two removable arms rotatably attached to the container at a container axis of rotation to at least one of the two opposing container closed ends;
the container further comprising a removable translucent, water impermeable casing attached to the inner surface of the container closed ends at the container axis of rotation that can be opened,
an electrical box that can be opened, and the casing comprising at least two removable and replaceable tube shaped ultraviolet lights and at least two fixed copper coils inside the casing,
a free falling magnet that oscillates inside each of the at least two fixed copper coils when the container is rotated,
the ultraviolet lights and the at least two copper coils connected to at least one electrical harness inside the casing;
the container further comprising at least three activated carbon fin cartridges releasably fixed to a corresponding fin base and track, the fin base and track fixed to the inner surface of the container closed ends, the fins spaced proportionally around a circumference of the inner surface of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,566

LOW-DIMENSIONAL HYPERTHIN FES2 NANOSTRUCTURES FOR ELECTROCATALYSIS

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, La...

1. An electrode comprising a FeS2 electrocatalytic material, the FeS2 electrocatalytic material comprising FeS2 nanostructures in the form of FeS2 wires, FeS2 discs, or both, wherein the FeS2 wires and the FeS2 discs are hyperthin having a thickness in the range of from about the thickness of a monolayer of FeS2 molecules to about 20 nm, and further wherein the FeS2 nanostructures are polycrystalline comprising a non-pyrite majority crystalline phase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,556

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,552

FLOW SENSING OZONE CONVERTER

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A flow sensing ozone converter, comprising:an inlet housing having an inlet housing first end, an inlet having a constant diameter extending from the inlet housing first end, and an inlet housing second end, the inlet housing defining a first pressure port and varying in diameter between the inlet housing first end and the inlet housing second end;
an outlet housing having an outlet housing first end, an outlet housing second end, and an outlet extending from the outlet housing second end, the outlet housing defining a second pressure port; and
a central housing extending between the inlet housing second end and the outlet housing first end.

US Pat. No. 10,457,550

MEMS DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device comprising:forming a first dielectric layer on a first substrate;
bonding a first wafer to the first dielectric layer;
forming a first set of conductive electrodes over the first wafer;
patterning the first wafer to have a movable element and a static element, the movable element capable of free movement in at least one axis;
forming a first recess in a second substrate;
forming a second set of conductive electrodes over the second substrate, at least one of the second set of conductive electrodes extending laterally into the first recess of the second substrate;
bonding the second substrate to the first substrate using the first and second sets of conductive electrodes, wherein after the bonding, the first recess in the second substrate being interposed between the second substrate and the movable element in a plane orthogonal to a major surface of the first substrate; and
forming a conductive via extending through the second substrate, the conductive via electrically coupled to at least one of the conductive electrodes of the first and second sets of conductive electrodes, the conductive via comprising polysilicon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,548

INTEGRATING MEMS STRUCTURES WITH INTERCONNECTS AND VIAS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device comprising:a back end of line (BEOL) structure comprising a beam over a substrate, wherein the beam is clamped by one or more vias; and
a conductive interconnect contact region on and above the beam, the conductive interconnect contact region vertically over one of the one or more vias, wherein the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias are monolithic and comprise a continuous metal liner along sidewalls of the conductive interconnect contact region, the beam and the one of the one or more vias.

US Pat. No. 10,457,541

UNDER-SADDLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

AMAHORSE TRADING S.r.l., ...

1. An under-saddle comprising:a flexible base defining a pair of base surfaces, the flexible base having a relative thickness between the pair of base surfaces; and
a plurality of separation elements extending from at least one of the base surfaces to distance the flexible base from an opposite abutment surface in contact with the separation elements; wherein:
a first portion of the separation elements are reciprocally distributed such that a pair of the separation elements, together with the at least one of the base surfaces and the opposite abutment surface, define an aeration chamber or duct that is open on at least one side; and
a second portion of the separation elements are symmetrically distributed with respect to the flexible base and extending from each base surface and integrally connected to each other, the second portion of the separation elements defining a plurality of coupled separation elements of the separation elements, each of the coupled separation elements connected with a connection element via a through-hole made in the relative thickness of the flexible base;
wherein the separation elements are composed of a polymeric material injected or micro-injected on the flexible base through the through-holes made in the relative thickness of the flexible base, and each of the coupled separation elements are connected to each other via the connection element, the connection element filling the through-hole, each of the coupled separation elements and the connection element being integrally connected, forming a single piece.

US Pat. No. 10,457,523

GUIDE RAIL SUPPORT CONFIGURED TO ACCOUNT FOR BUILDING SETTLING

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,522

LIMIT SWITCH SYSTEM INCLUDING FIRST LIMIT DEVICE AND SECOND LIMIT DEVICE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,519

SAFETY CHUCK

Double E Company, LLC, W...

1. A safety chuck mounted to equipment that process web material, comprising:a spindle having an elongated, generally cylindrical body with a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal and distal ends defining a spindle longitudinal axis, said spindle distal end terminating in a jaw assembly, said spindle distal end having a spring aperture formed therein, said spring aperture positioned off-center from the spindle longitudinal axis, said moveable jaw having a corresponding spring aperture formed therein;
said jaw assembly having a static jaw fixedly attached to the spindle and extending forward of the spindle distal end, and a complimentary moveable jaw encased in a moveable, cylindrical shroud, said shroud having a rear surface facing an annular mounting flange front surface, and an opposite front surface, said shroud having a central aperture with the moveable jaw fixedly attached thereto, said shroud central aperture slideable over the spindle front distal end and static jaw, through the mounting flange front surface, a desired distance into an annular mounting flange interior, wherein the shroud is in a fully closed position when the shroud and moveable jaw are aligned with the static jaw;
an annular mounting flange holding said spindle, said annular mounting flange having a cylindrical housing leading to an annular mounting flange rear surface, said annular mounting flange rear surface facing the spindle proximal end, said annular mounting flange front surface formed into a flange in front of the housing, said annular mounting flange having a central, ring-like aperture formed therein, wherein the spindle body fits within the central ring-like aperture, wherein the spindle distal end terminates within the annular mounting flange central aperture past the mounting flange front surface;
a plurality of ball bearing rings positioned beneath a cylindrical housing within the central ring-like aperture against a spindle body surface;
a single die spring inserted into the spindle and moveable jaw spring apertures, said die spring forcing the shroud into a fully closed position;
a plurality of magnets attached about the mounting flange central aperture and facing toward the shroud rear surface, said shroud rear surface made from ferrous material, said shroud rear surface having a plurality of open slots formed therein, said slots spaced about the shroud rear surface, said magnets adapted to magnetically engage the shroud rear surface when the shroud rear surface engages the mounting flange interior, wherein as the shroud is rotated and the magnets become aligned with the open slots, magnetic engagement is broken.

US Pat. No. 10,457,509

CARD TRANSPORT DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,505

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO THE STACKING AND RECLAIMING OF BULK MATERIALS

Kilic Inventions Pty Ltd,...

1. A mobile stacker and reclaimer combination, comprising a mobile stacker, and a mobile reclaimer comprising a base riding on a conveyance means, a tower which extends up from the base, at least one elongate collector for a bulk material suspended from the base at or near ground level so as to be extending transversely, the at least one collector comprising an outlet and at least one powered conveyor driving bulk material collected in the at least one collector toward the outlet, an elevator conveying the bulk material from the at least one collector up the tower to a slewing conveyor boom mounted atop the tower, and a power train so that the mobile reclaimer is movable independently to the mobile stacker, wherein, in use, the mobile reclaimer simultaneously collects the bulk material and feeds the bulk material to the mobile stacker.

US Pat. No. 10,457,487

SORTING CONVEYOR AND BELT

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor belt comprising:an endless belt body having a top and an opposite bottom extending laterally from a first side to a second side and longitudinally in a direction of belt travel;
wherein the belt body includes a plurality of openings extending through the belt body from the top to the bottom and indented laterally inward of the first and second sides and spaced apart longitudinally;
a plurality of doors associated with the plurality of openings and movably attached to the belt body for movement from first positions occluding the openings to support articles in the openings to second positions away from the openings to release articles through the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,457,480

CANTILEVERED DUMPER SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,478

TRASH RECEPTACLE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,470

MODULAR BOX ASSEMBLY

Pratt Retail Specialties,...

1. A modular box assembly comprising:a box having a top end and an opposed bottom end, the box comprising:
a first side panel, a third side panel opposed to the first side panel, a second side panel positioned between and coupled to the first side panel and the third side panel, and a fourth side panel opposed to the second side panel, the fourth side panel being positioned between and coupled to the first and third side panels, wherein each of the side panels extends from the top end to the bottom end;
a bottom panel disposed at the bottom end of the box, the bottom panel being coupled to each of the side panels such that the side panels and the bottom panel define a box cavity, and the top end defines a box opening in communication with the box cavity; and
a first shoulder attached to the second side panel, the first shoulder extending inward from the first side panel and the third side panel into the box cavity;
a second shoulder attached to the fourth side panel, the second shoulder extending inward from the first side panel and the third side panel into the box cavity, wherein each shoulder is spaced from the top end a predetermined distance; and
a box top comprising a top panel configured to cover the box opening, the box top being selectively movable about and between a closed position, in which the box top encloses the box cavity, and an open position, in which the box top is spaced from the top end and the box cavity is accessible, wherein in the closed position, a lower surface of the top panel engages the first shoulder and the second shoulder to support the top panel, and in the closed position an upper surface of the top panel is substantially flush with the top end of the box, and wherein the box top further comprises a pair of opposed side tabs extending away from the top panel, and wherein each side tab has a width that is less than a width of the top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,457,465

DISINFECTANT WIPES

TRISTEL PLC, Newmarket (...

1. A disinfectant wipes system comprising:a flexible sealed container containing a plurality of fabric wipe members and a burstable sachet;
a first part comprising a first reagent in a carrier medium absorbed or impregnated in the fabric wipe members; and
a second part within the burstable sachet, the second part miscible with the first part and comprising a second reagent in a carrier medium;
wherein the first reagent and the second reagent will react when mixed to provide a disinfectant composition;
wherein the container has an opening through which the wipe members and the burstable sachet may pass; the opening releasably sealed by an adhesive-backed label; and
wherein the burstable sachet is separate from the plurality of wipe members so that it can be removed through the opening without removing any of the plurality of wipe members.

US Pat. No. 10,457,451

CLEANSING DEVICE

F.S. KOREA INDUSTRIES INC...

1. A cleansing device comprising:a first joining member joined to an opening of a mineral water bottle that accommodates mineral water, the first joining member includes an applicator which allows the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle to be applied to a face of a user; and
a second joining member detachably joined to the first joining member to protect the applicator of the first joining member,
wherein a diameter of the first joining member is sized to engage the opening of the mineral water bottle,
wherein a movement passage of the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle is formed to penetrate at and throughout a center of the applicator,
wherein a seating groove in which a part of the applicator is inserted and seated is formed in the first joining member and a mineral water movement guide pipe is installed at a center of the seating groove, which is inserted into a part of the movement passage, and
wherein a mineral water movement amount control member is installed in the mineral water movement guide pipe, which controls a movement amount of the mineral water accommodated in the mineral water bottle to a very small amount.

US Pat. No. 10,457,447

PACKAGED CONSUMER PRODUCT

1. A packaged consumer product comprising:a package container;
a consumer product disposed within the package container;
a package closure disposed in communication with the package container;
an indicia comprising an array of discrete visual elements disposed in two or more layers upon adjacent surfaces of the package container and package closure, wherein the package container comprises two or more discrete visual elements and the package closure comprises two or more discrete visual elements, wherein the array of discrete visual elements comprise a network of elements that form a composite image; and
an interface gap between the package container and the package closure, wherein the indicia comprises an image-free zone corresponding to the location of the interface gap.

US Pat. No. 10,457,433

CONVEYOR DEVICE FOR CONVEYING FOOD PRODUCTS

PROVISUR TECHNOLOGIES INC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,428

BRAKE SYSTEM OF WIRE REEL IN REINFORCING BAR BINDING MACHINE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,416

PARACHUTE LANDING ASSISTANT

1. A parachute landing assistant comprised of a battery pack; a power switch; an LED indicator light; an audio jack; a microcontroller; and LIDAR ground proximity sensor, whereinthe battery pack is comprised of an alkaline or lithium ion battery system that supplies 5 V DC power to the microcontroller and other components; the power switch allows a parachutist to enable or disable operation of Parachute Landing Assistant;
the LED indicator light informs the parachutist as to whether the Parachute Landing Assistant operation is enabled or disabled;
the audio jack permits a tone or tones to be transmitted from the Parachute Landing Assistant to a headset or helmet of the parachutist to alert the parachutist with a tone or tones as to proximity of the parachutist to the ground;
the microcontroller controls the components of the Parachute Landing Assistant;
the microcontroller receives signals from the LIDAR ground proximity sensor, interprets those signals, and alerts the parachutist when the parachutist reaches a pre-set distance from the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,457,413

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AIRCRAFT LIGHTNING STRIKE PROTECTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,406

DUAL CONFIGURATION EVACUATION ASSEMBLY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An evacuation assembly of an aircraft, the evacuation assembly comprising:an evacuation slide; and
a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide, wherein the sheet is deployable in a negative lift configuration and a canopy configuration;
wherein:
in the negative lift configuration the sheet extends across at least a portion of an underside of the evacuation slide;
in the canopy configuration the sheet extends over at least a portion of a top side of the evacuation slide;
the evacuation slide comprises a longitudinal axis, a first longitudinally extending border tube, and a second longitudinally extending border tube;
the first longitudinally extending border tube and the second longitudinally extending border tube extend parallel to the longitudinal axis to form opposing lateral edges of the evacuation slide;
a first portion of the sheet is affixed to the first longitudinally extending border tube; and
a second portion of the sheet, at least in the canopy configuration, is detachably coupled to the second longitudinally extending border tube.

US Pat. No. 10,457,400

MIXING DEVICE WITH REDUCED RISK OF ICING

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A mixing device for use in an aircraft air-conditioning system, comprising:a cold air supply line adapted to supply cold air to the mixing device,
a first recirculation air supply line adapted to supply recirculation air to the mixing device, and
a mixing chamber having an upstream end and a downstream end, the mixing chamber adapted to mix the cold air supplied to the mixing device via the cold air supply line with the recirculation air supplied to the mixing device via the first recirculation air supply line,
wherein the first recirculation air supply line has a heat transfer portion which is thermoconductively connected to a mixing chamber wall delimiting the mixing chamber, and
wherein the heat transfer portion of the first recirculation air supply line branches off a main portion of the first recirculation air supply line at a branch-off,
wherein the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line has an outlet leading into the mixing chamber at the upstream end of the mixing chamber and adjacent to an outlet of the cold air supply line where the cold air supply line leads into the mixing chamber,
wherein the heat transfer portion of the first recirculation air supply line extends along the mixing chamber from the outlet of the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line to the downstream end of the mixing chamber, the downstream end being disposed downstream of the outlet of the main portion of the first recirculation air supply line into the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,375

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

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,370

MARINE STEERING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING STEERING FEEDBACK

Brunswick Corporation, M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,363

ILLUMINATED LIFESAVING JACKET

1. A illuminated lifesaving jacket comprising:a life jacket, a plurality of jacket LEDs, a control unit, a locator module, a water-activated switch, and a jacket battery pack;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket is a personal floatation device with emergency illumination that is activated by exposure to water;
wherein the illuminated lifesaving jacket acquires location information from the locator module and notifies authorities of the location information using a personal communication device;
wherein the life jacket comprises an outer layer of material over a buoyant core;
wherein the life jacket comprises a pair of arm openings and a neckline;
wherein the pair of arm openings is adapted to fit over arms of a person;
wherein the neckline is adapted to surround the neck of the person;
wherein the life jacket opens for donning and removal along a breakline running vertically down the front of the life jacket;
wherein a plurality of fasteners couple the opposing edges of the breakline to hold the life jacket in place;
wherein the life jacket is secured by one or more adjustment straps that surround the life jacket horizontally;
wherein the ends of each of the one or more adjustment straps are joined to each other by one or more buckles and the length of the one or more adjustment straps are adjusted using a plurality of strap length adjusters;
wherein the life jacket comprises one or more waterproof compartments which encloses electrical components;
wherein the one or more waterproof compartments are sealed or are accessible via a resealable aperture;
wherein the life jacket comprises a cell phone pocket;
wherein the cell phone pocket is a pouch for holding the personal communication device;
wherein the cell phone pocket is one of the one or more waterproof compartments;
wherein the personal communication device is placed into the cell phone pocket before entering the water so that the personal communication device is kept dry and operates from within the cell phone pocket;
wherein a power connector within the cell phone pocket couples the jacket battery pack to the personal communication device via wiring and thereby extends the battery life of the personal communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,353

BICYCLE REAR SPROCKET ASSEMBLY

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle rear sprocket assembly comprising:a first sprocket and a second sprocket, the second sprocket being adjacent to the first sprocket in an axial direction parallel to a rotational center axis of the bicycle rear sprocket assembly without another sprocket disposed between the first sprocket and the second sprocket, the first sprocket including
a first sprocket body;
a plurality of first sprocket teeth provided to an outer periphery of the first sprocket body, the plurality of first sprocket teeth including a first shifting initiation tooth and a second shifting initiation tooth, a plurality of first circumferential areas each of which has a first circumferential length corresponding to a single tooth pitch defined from a driving surface of a tooth of the first sprocket teeth to a driving surface of an adjacent tooth of the first sprocket teeth, the adjacent tooth being adjacent to the tooth without another tooth of the first sprocket teeth therebetween;
a first total number of the plurality of first circumferential areas is an even number;
a first shifting facilitation area in which the first shifting initiation tooth is disposed, the first shifting facilitation area including a first axially recessed portion to facilitate an upshifting operation;
a second shifting facilitation area in which the second shifting initiation tooth is disposed, the second shifting facilitation area including a second axially recessed portion to facilitate an upshifting operation;
a third shifting facilitation area configured to facilitate a shifting operation from the second sprocket to the first sprocket, the third shifting facilitation area including a third axially recessed portion to facilitate a downshifting operation, the third axially recessed portion being disposed between the second axially recessed portion and the first axially recessed portion in a driving rotational direction configured to move a bicycle in the forward direction; wherein the third axially recessed portion is adjacent to the first axially recessed portion;
a first circumferential area counting number from a driving surface of the first shifting initiation tooth to a driving surface of the second shifting initiation tooth in the driving rotational direction with respect to the rotational center axis of the bicycle rear sprocket assembly being an odd number; and
a second circumferential area counting number from the driving surface of the second shifting initiation tooth to the driving surface of the first shifting initiation tooth in the driving rotational direction being an odd number; and
the first circumferential area counting number being different from the second circumferential area counting number.

US Pat. No. 10,457,347

EMBEDDED HANDLE AND HANDLE STRUCTURE FOR BICYCLE

TH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,324

ALL-WHEEL STEER TRAILER

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,297

RAILCAR

NIPPON SHARYO, LTD., Nag...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,286

DRIVER SCHEDULED VEHICLE COAST DOWNSHIFT CONTROL AND SHIFT DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A control and diagnostic system for an automatic transmission of a vehicle, the transmission including a dog clutch, the system comprising:a set of sensors configured to measure a position of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle, a speed of a torque generating device of the vehicle, and a speed of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to detect whether a coast downshift of the transmission to a desired gear ratio and involving the dog clutch is to be performed and, in response to detecting that the coast downshift involving the dog clutch is to be performed:
disabling a shift malfunction diagnostic timer;
determining whether the accelerator pedal has been depressed indicating a request for increased torque generating device speed/torque;
when the accelerator pedal is depressed, enabling the shift malfunction diagnostic timer and performing a downshift of the transmission;
while the accelerator pedal is not depressed:
determining whether a synchronization point of the vehicle speed relative to the torque generating device speed has been reached, and
when the vehicle/torque generating device speed synchronization point has been reached, enabling the shift diagnostic timer and performing the downshift of the transmission; and
detecting a shift malfunction when the shift malfunction diagnostic timer expires before the desired gear ratio of the transmission is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,457,251

PACKAGING SYSTEM INCLUDING A HOLDER FOR HOLDING A WINDSCREEN WIPER DEVICE

Trico Belgium SA, Aubang...

1. A method for supporting a windscreen wiper device comprising an elastic elongated carrier element and an elongated wiper blade of a flexible material that can be placed in abutment with a windscreen to be wiped, the wiper blade including at least one longitudinal groove including a longitudinal strip disposed therein, wherein opposing ends of the wiper blade and the longitudinal strip are interconnected by a respective connecting piece, the carrier element biasing the wiper blade in a curved position, and the windscreen wiper device including a connecting device for pivotally connecting an oscillating wiper arm thereto near one end thereof, said method including:providing a holder for holding the windscreen wiper device, wherein the holder comprises an elongated structure extending the longitudinal length of the wiper device;
releaseably engaging the windscreen wiper device with the holder at engaging locations along opposing longitudinal sides of the connecting device, wherein the elongate structure and the connecting device are directly interconnected at the engaging locations; and
releaseably engaging each of the connecting pieces with the holder for biasing the windscreen wiper device in a less curved position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,249

DETECTING FALSE POSITIONING SIGNALS BASED ON SURVEILLANCE SIGNALS

Honeywell International I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,246

CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR JUVENILE VEHICLE SEAT

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc...

1. A child restraint comprisinga juvenile seat including a seat bottom and a seat back extending upwardly from the seat bottom to provide a child-seating space,
a child-restraint harness coupled to the juvenile seat, the child-restraint harness including a crotch belt and first and second side belts configured to mate with the crotch belt in a closed child-restraining mode to restrain a child seated in the child-seating space of the juvenile seat, and
side-belt mover means for automatically raising shoulder-gripping portions of the first and second side belts located above the seat bottom to open the child-seating space to receive a child to be seated on the seat bottom so that an opened child-seating-and releasing mode of the child-restraint harness is established and for lowering the shoulder-gripping portions of the first and second side belts automatically to engage shoulders of a child seated in the child-seating space in response to movement of the crotch belt relative to the seat bottom and toward mating engagement with the first and second side belts so that the closed child-restraining mode of the child-restraint harness is established.

US Pat. No. 10,457,242

AIR BAG DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,226

ACOUSTICAL ABSORBER HAVING A BODY AND AT LEAST ONE SERRATED WASHER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An acoustical absorber, comprising:a body made from a sound insulating material having a first material density D1; and
a first serrated washer made from a composite material having a second material density D2 where D1

US Pat. No. 10,457,213

DOOR MIRROR DEVICE AND DOOR MIRROR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A door mirror device comprising:a first structural body that configures a casing covering a mirror provided at a vehicle door, and that is provided with a first facing portion and a second facing portion;
a second structural body that configures the casing, and that is provided with a first disposition portion disposed at a back side of the first facing portion so as to face and engage with the first facing portion in a second direction in an assembled state of the first structural body and the second structural body and a second disposition portion disposed at a back side of the second facing portion so as to face and engage with the second facing portion in a first direction in the assembled state;
a fixing portion that is provided at the first structural body;
a fixed-to portion that is provided at the second structural body and that is fixed to the fixing portion; and
an abutting portion that is provided at the first structural body and that is disposed at a location which is further toward one side in the second direction with respect to the fixing portion, the abutting portion being configured such that:
the first disposition portion is separated from the first facing portion in the first direction and the second disposition portion is separated from the second facing portion in the second direction when the fixed-to portion is abutted to the abutting portion, and
the first disposition portion is disposed at the back side of the first facing portion so as to engage with the first facing portion, and the second disposition portion is disposed at the back side of the second facing portion so as to engage with the second facing portion by the fixed-to portion being abutted to the fixing portion due to the fixed-to portion being moved from the abutting portion to the fixing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,203

VEHICLE SEAT

RUSPA OFFICINE S.P.A., R...

1. A vehicle seat comprising a support structure and a first and a second shaped panel supported by the support structure and respectively forming the seat and the backrest of the seat, the support structure comprises a first and a second side support element which extend along opposite sides of the seat and is a single piece;each side support element comprises a first rectilinear section and a second rectilinear section interconnected with said first section through a folded joining area,
each first rectilinear section is provided with a first elongated groove that extends along the entire length of the section; the first grooves are opposite one another and house respective first side lips of the first panel, which is held between the first and the second support elements;
each second rectilinear section is provided with a second elongated groove that extends along the entire length of the section; the second grooves are opposite to one another and house respective second side lips of the second panel, which is held between the first and the second support elements;the said support structure further comprises:a first upper C-shaped connection element comprising a substantially rectilinear central portion and two curved end portions provided with integral appendices, respectively, stably inserted in an end portion of a second rectilinear section;
a second lower C-shaped connection element comprising a substantially rectilinear central portion and two curved end portions provided with integral appendices, respectively, stably inserted in an end portion of a first rectilinear section;
wherein the first upper C-shaped and the second C-shaped connection elements stably connect the first side support element and the second side support element;
wherein the second panel has a lower end edge positioned on the side facing the upper edge, opposite to the first connection element; said lower end edge directly hooks onto an end edge of the first panel which is positioned on the opposite side with respect to the edge opposite the second lower C-shaped connection element; and the first and the second panels overlap each other at the contact area between the two edges.

US Pat. No. 10,457,182

INTEGRATED DOOR FRAME AND HANDLE BRACKET

LIPPERT COMPONENTS, INC.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,179

IMMERSIVE VEHICLE SEATS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle seat in a vehicle, the vehicle seat comprising one or more haptic elements configured to provide a haptic output perceptible as a tactile sensation at a surface of the vehicle seat, the method comprising:receiving presence information indicative of an occupant occupying the vehicle seat;
receiving a signal indicative of an input to a user interface, the input comprising a user selection associated with a haptic setting associated with the vehicle seat;
determining an event, the determining the event comprising receiving, via one or more sensors associated with the vehicle, object information indicative of a presence of an object in an environment of the vehicle, and determining an object type associated with the object; and
controlling the one or more haptic elements to produce the haptic output based at least in part on the object type.

US Pat. No. 10,457,178

ARMREST DEVICE

TS TECH CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An armrest device, comprising:an interior member provided on an inboard side of a vehicle door; and
an armrest main body supported by the interior member so as to be moveable between an initial position and a projecting position more inboard and forward than the initial position,
wherein
the interior member includes a main body portion extending along the inboard side of the vehicle door and an armrest base portion projecting in an inboard direction from the main body portion,
the armrest base portion is provided with a base side wall portion extending vertically on an inboard side thereof,
the armrest main body is provided with a main body side wall portion extending in a fore and aft direction and opposing the base side wall portion in a spaced apart relationship,
the main body side wall portion is provided with a load absorbing member for absorbing an impact load,
the base side wall portion inclines in the outboard direction as one moves rearward, and
the load absorbing member has a progressively increasing lateral width toward the rear.

US Pat. No. 10,457,174

FORMING OF MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT UPHOLSTERY

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,171

FLEXIBLE MOTOR VEHICLE WORK SURFACE FOR LAPTOPS AND TABLETS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A flexible motor vehicle work surface operably coupled with a motor vehicle seating assembly comprising:a deployable support structure operably coupled with the motor vehicle seating assembly, the deployable support structure comprising a base disposed on an upper surface thereof; and
a pair of foldable wings operably coupled with the deployable support structure, the pair of foldable wings having a first stored position and a deployed second position forming a movable horizontal surface;
wherein the pair of foldable wings are each operably coupled with the base of the deployable support structure; and
wherein each of the pair of foldable wings further comprises a hinge proximate a forward and side portion of the foldable wing at an angle oblique to the longitudinal centerline of the motor vehicle and the upper surface of the deployable support structure and the pair of foldable wings form a substantially continuous upper surface when in the deployed second position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,158

VEHICLE ARCHITECTURES, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, AND CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR ARBITRATING VEHICLE CHARGING

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for managing charging of an electrical storage unit of a motor vehicle at a vehicle charging station, the motor vehicle having wireless and wired charging interfaces both electrically connected to the electrical storage unit, the method comprising:determining, via a vehicle controller, if the wireless charging interface of the motor vehicle is available for wireless power transfer, including determining if the wireless charging interface is present, malfunctioning, and/or operatively aligned for wireless power transfer;
determining, via the vehicle controller, whether or not the vehicle charging station has an electrical connector and/or the electrical connector is coupled to the wired charging interface of the motor vehicle, the electrical connector including a button configured to physically secure the electrical connector to the wired charging interface;
responsive to the electrical connector being coupled to the wired charging interface, determining a duration of time during which the button is depressed;
responsive to a determination that the vehicle charging station has the electrical connector and/or the electrical connector is coupled to the wired charging interface, initiating a wired charge power mode; and
responsive to a determination that the wireless charging interface is available for power transfer and a determination that the duration of time the button is depressed is greater than a calibrated time period, initiating a wireless charge power mode.

US Pat. No. 10,457,151

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprising:a main battery;
a power converter having a plurality of conversion modules connected in parallel to each other for executing a high power conversion mode that generates a high power and a low power conversion mode that generates a low power using an input power from the main battery;
an auxiliary battery configured to receive and charge the low power; and
an inverter configured to convert the high power to a driving power to drive a motor,
wherein one conversion module among the plurality of the conversion modules operates in the low power conversion mode and the other conversion modules operate in the high power conversion mode, when the high power conversion mode and the low power conversion mode are executed simultaneously,
wherein all of the plurality of conversion modules operate in the high power conversion mode when only the high power conversion mode is executed,
wherein the main battery includes a plurality of main batteries connected in series,
wherein the power converter is a bi-directional converter in the high power conversion mode,
wherein the high power conversion mode is executed with the lower power conversion mode simultaneously or alone,
wherein the low power conversion mode is executed when an electrical load is used, and
wherein the plurality of conversion modules all have the same function.

US Pat. No. 10,457,145

METHOD OF DETERMINING AND PREVENTING A DRIVER MISUSE IN A REAR AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method of determining and preventing driver misuse in a rear automatic braking system of a motor vehicle having an automatic transmission and a brake pedal, the method comprising:a. detecting the automatic transmission being shifted to reverse;
b. detecting rearward movement of the vehicle after the transmission is shifted to reverse;
c. if the vehicle is detected as moving rearwardly after the transmission is shifted to reverse, starting a first timer, the first timer being a total reverse timer and which is a tabulation of the total amount of time that the transmission is in reverse;
d. when the first total reverse timer is started, simultaneously starting a second timer, the second timer being a no brake applied timer, which is a tabulation of the time that the transmission is in reverse with the vehicle moving rearwardly without the brake pedal being depressed;
e. after the second timer is started and while the vehicle is moving rearwardly detecting a vehicle brake actuation;
f. when the vehicle brake is actuated, stopping the second, no brake applied timer;
g. detecting when rearward movement of the vehicle has stopped responsive to brake actuation and thereafter, detecting the automatic transmission being shifted from reverse to either drive or park;
h. when rearward movement has stopped and when the transmission has been shifted to either park or drive, dividing the value of the second, no brake applied timer by the value of the first, total reverse Method of Determining and Preventing a Driver Misuse in a Rear Automatic Braking System timer to obtain a ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time;
i. determining whether the ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time is greater than a predetermined threshold value;
j. incrementing a no brake assist counter when the ratio of the no brake applied time to the total reverse time is less than a predetermined threshold value;
k. storing the value of the no brake assist counter in a non-transitory memory device;
l. repeating steps a.-j. each time the vehicle transmission is shifted to reverse;
m. when the no brake assist counter value exceeds a second predetermined threshold, displaying an alarm message on an indicator visible to an operator of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,143

FASTENING STRUCTURE AND ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEVICE USING SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fastening structure comprising:a first fastened member that includes a portion defining a threaded hole;
a second fastened member that is combined with the first fastened member, the second fastened member includes a screw insertion hole, and the second fastened member includes an annular space between an edge of the screw insertion hole and an edge of the threaded hole; and
a screw that is inserted into the screw insertion hole from a side of the second fastened member facing away from the first fastened member, the screw being screwed into the threaded hole to fasten the first fastened member and the second fastened member,
the second fastened member includes a head receiving portion that receives and supports a head of the screw at a bottom of the head receiving portion,
the second fastened member includes a recess portion with a diameter larger than a diameter of the screw insertion hole,
the screw insertion hole extends between a bottom of the recess portion and the bottom of the head receiving portion,
a thickness of the head receiving portion in an axial direction of the screw is smaller than a length of the threaded hole of the first fastened member in the axial direction of the screw,
an inner diameter of the annular space is larger than an outer diameter of the head of the screw,
the first fastened member includes a position fixing projection with a diameter larger than the diameter of the screw insertion hole,
the position fixing projection is fitted into the recess portion,
the annular space is also between the position fixing projection and the head receiving portion,
the position fixing projection and the portion defining the threaded hole are a first unitary component made of resin, and
the recess portion and the head receiving portion are a second unitary component made of resin.

US Pat. No. 10,457,130

LOCK BODY ASSEMBLY, POWER BATTERY, LOCK-UP MECHANISM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF, AND VEHICLE

NIO NEXTEV LIMITED, Hong...

1. A lock assembly for a battery lock-up mechanism, wherein the battery lock-up mechanism further comprises a fixing assembly for connecting to a new energy vehicle, the lock assembly comprising:a hollow casing which is opened at a bottom end and has a first through hole at a top end;
a stop end plate formed with a second through-hole at the center of the stop end plate and formed with a groove in an indexed arrangement that passes through the second through-hole, the stop end plate and the casing engaging with each other to define an accommodation space; and
a hollow central pull shaft having a columnar portion, a lug portion, and a flange portion between the columnar portion and the lug portion, the columnar portion having a closed top end that passes through the second through hole of the stop end plate and the first through hole of the casing, the closed top end having a first connection structure for engaging with a second connection structure on the fixing assembly for restricting a relative axial movement of the fixing assembly and the lock assembly, the columnar portion being formed with a radially penetrating notch at a position adjacent to the flange portion, and the flange portion having a diameter larger than a diameter of the columnar portion and a diameter of the lug portion, and also larger than a diameter of the second through hole;
the lock assembly further comprises a return spring, a push rod and a locking pin, wherein:
the return spring is positioned in the hollow central pull shaft, one end of the push rod has a radially penetrating third through hole and extends into the hollow central pull shaft, another end of the push rod extends out of the hollow central pull shaft from the lug portion of the hollow central pull shaft, the return spring urges the push rod, and the locking pin passes through the radially penetrating notch of the columnar portion of the hollow central pull shaft and the radially penetrating third through hole of the push rod in the accommodation space.

US Pat. No. 10,457,117

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,110

VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEM

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

1. A vehicle suspension system, comprising;an actuator interposed between a sprung member and an unsprung member of a vehicle and applying a drive force to cause a relative displacement between the sprung member and the unsprung member by an extending and retracting movement;
a sensor acquiring the extending and retracting movement of the actuator;
an onboard camera acquiring road surface image information; and
a control unit configured to perform a control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator, wherein the control unit is configured to:
compute an unsprung member demand load to reduce vibration of the unsprung member,
compute a sprung member demand load to suppress vibration of the sprung member,
determine an existence of a first warning condition when a wheel of the vehicle is passing road surface irregularities including rumble strips and/or bumps provided on the road surface based on the extending and retracting movement of the actuator,
compute a first warning demand load to perform a first warning control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator at a first frequency when first the warning condition is determined,
determine an existence of a second warning condition when the road surface image information indicates that the wheel of the vehicle is traveling near or on a road line provided on the road surface,
compute a second warning demand load to perform a second warning control including the extending and retracting movement of the actuator at a second frequency when the second warning condition is determined, and
compute a target load of the actuator based on at least the unsprung member demand load, the sprung member demand load, the first warning demand load, and the second warning demand load.

US Pat. No. 10,457,100

CART WHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH REPLACEABLE TIRE

gowheels, Inc., Raleigh,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,093

STRUCTURE OF BICYCLE WHEEL RIM

Alex Global Technology, I...

1. A structure of a bicycle wheel rim, comprising:an inner rim frame having an inner rim part corresponding to a plurality of spokes, and two lateral ring parts respectively disposed on both sides of the inner rim part, the inner rim frame defining an internal space extending radially from an opening formed between the two lateral ring parts; and
a composite rim body encapsulating the inner rim part and the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, the composite rim body having a first ring segment encapsulating the inner rim part of the inner rim frame, two second ring segments encapsulating the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, a third ring segment having two protrusions and encapsulating terminals of the two lateral ring parts of the inner rim frame, and a supporting part covering the opening of the internal space of the inner rim frame to enclose the internal space defined by the inner rim frame.

US Pat. No. 10,457,066

IMAGE TRANSFORMATIONS BASED ON DEFECTS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,062

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,060

DROP-ON-DEMAND INKJET PRINT BAR

MOUVENT AG, Solothurn (C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,049

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

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