US Pat. No. 10,598,327

LASER-BASED LIGHT SOURCE

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A laser-based light source comprising at least one laser, at least one optical fiber, at least one conversion device and at least one detector, wherein the at least one laser is adapted to emit laser light with a laser peak emission wavelength, wherein the at least one optical fiber is adapted to guide the laser light such that the laser light is received at a first surface of the at least one conversion device, wherein the conversion device is adapted to convert at least a part of the laser light to converted light, wherein a peak emission wavelength of the converted light is in a longer wavelength range than the laser peak emission wavelength, wherein the at least one optical fiber is further adapted to receive from the conversion device and to guide back in the direction of the at least one laser a part of the converted light, and wherein the detector is arranged to detect at least a part of the back guided converted light.

US Pat. No. 10,598,322

HIGH-BAY LUMINAIRE

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A luminaire comprising:a cover having an outer wall, a first set of corrugations, and an interior recess, wherein the outer wall includes an opening;
a control component positioned in the interior recess;
a base connected to the cover having a second set of corrugations corresponding to the first set of corrugations, the base and cover forming a housing;
a light emitter connected to the base and operatively connected to the control component; and
one or more mounting components for connecting the housing to a support and wherein the opening is configured to directly receive the support to position the housing over an area.

US Pat. No. 10,598,320

INTEGRAL COOLING FOR LED LIGHTING SOURCE

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A retrofit illumination fixture device comprising:a lighting module comprising one or more LEDs, and a heat sink;
a mounting and alignment bracket coupled to the heat sink, the mounting and alignment bracket configured for rigid attachment to a building;
a driver module, physically separate from the lighting module, and comprising circuitry for supplying power to the one or more LEDs;
a flexible conduit containing an interior hollow tube for a wire chase, and an exterior hollow tube for an air pathway that is positioned encircling the interior hollow tube for the wire chase, and one or more electrical connection wires within the interior hollow tube for that is for the wire chase electrically connecting the driver module to the lighting module, wherein the interior hollow tube for the wire chase is comprised of a corrugated metal; and
a fan for directing air through the lighting module and the driver module, the air passing through the air pathway of the flexible conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,598,319

PORTABLE LANTERN LIGHT WITH MULTIPLE OPERATING MODES

Promier Products Inc., P...

1. A portable lantern light comprising:a central body defining an elongated receiver, the central body including:
(i) a plurality of external longitudinal ribs that are arranged along a length of the central body;
(ii) a plurality of longitudinal channels, wherein a channel is positioned between a pair of the plurality of external longitudinal ribs;
(iii) a plurality of lighting elements, wherein a lighting element resides within a channel;
(iv) a plurality of lenses, wherein a lens overlies a lighting element and is positioned within the channel, wherein the lens extends longitudinally along the central body; and
(v) a power source positioned within the elongated receiver of the central body;
a first end assembly operably coupled to a first end portion of the central body and the power source; and
a second end assembly operably coupled to a second end portion of the central body.

US Pat. No. 10,598,318

LIGHT SOURCE AND METHOD FOR MAKING A LIGHT SOURCE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method of fabricating a light source that emits a light having a first color temperature comprising the steps of:attaching a plurality of light emitting diodes to a circuit board, wherein each light emitting diode is configured to emit light within a same wavelength range, and wherein the plurality of light emitting diodes comprises a first set of light emitting diodes and a second set of light emitting diodes that are arranged on the circuit board such that the first set of light emitting diodes and the second set of light emitting diodes are unpartitioned;
applying a first phosphor layer to the first set of light emitting diodes of the plurality of light emitting diodes,
wherein the first set of light emitting diodes with the first phosphor layer applied thereon generate a first light having a second color temperature; and
applying a second phosphor layer to the second set of light emitting diodes of the plurality of light emitting diodes,
wherein the second set of light emitting diodes with the second phosphor layer applied thereon generate a second light having a third color temperature;
wherein the first phosphor layer is different from and has different optical properties than the second phosphor layer,
wherein a combination of the first light and the second light results in the light having the first color temperature, and
wherein the first phosphor layer is applied to the first set of light emitting diodes and the second phosphor layer is applied to the second set of light emitting diodes using one of a screen printing process and an inkjet printing process.

US Pat. No. 10,598,305

FLEXIBLE PIPE JOINT

LORD CORPORATION, Cary, ...

1. A flexible pipe joint (200) comprising:a body (210), wherein the body (210) includes a pin-end member (230) telescopically fitted within a box-end member (220),
wherein the pin-end member (230) includes an outer connection profile (235) and the box-end member (220) includes an inner connection profile (225), wherein the outer connection profile (235) is complementary to the inner connection profile (225) and further comprises a frustoconical shape; and
wherein the body (210) includes an inner body surface (212);
a bearing (240), wherein the bearing (240) includes an outer bearing surface (244), wherein the bearing (240) is fitted within the body (210) such that at least a portion of the inner body surface (212) interfaces with at least a portion the outer bearing surface (244), and wherein the bearing (240) includes an inner bearing surface (243); and
an extension pipe (270), wherein the extension pipe (270) includes an outer extension pipe surface (289), wherein the extension pipe (270) is fitted within the bearing (240) such that at least a portion of the inner bearing surface (243) interfaces with at least a portion of the outer extension pipe surface (289).

US Pat. No. 10,598,304

ENERGY-DISSIPATIVE TUBES, ARC-TRAPPING BUSHINGS, AND KITS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Titeflex Corporation, Sp...

1. A system comprising:an energy-dissipative fuel gas tube comprising:
a length of corrugated stainless steel tubing;
an inner resin layer surrounding a radially outer surface of the corrugated stainless steel tubing;
a laminated foil layer surrounding a radially outer surface of the inner resin layer, the laminated foil layer comprising:
a foil having a thickness between about 0.0004? and about 0.004?; and
a high-tensile-strength material bonded to the foil; and
an outer resin layer extruded over a radially outer surface of the laminated foil layer;
a first sealing device coupled to a first end of the length of energy-dissipative fuel gas tube; and
a second sealing device coupled to a second end of the length of energy-dissipative fuel gas tube;
wherein exposure to one or more selected from the group consisting of: fault currents or lightning strikes at an exposure point along the length of energy-dissipative tubing will produce arcs at:
the exposure point; and
at least one of the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,598,303

BUNDLING BAND

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A bundling band comprising:a first band portion having a first band on which engaging grooves being serrated are formed, and a first head portion connected to a first end of the first band; and
a second band portion having a second band on which engaging grooves being serrated are formed, and a second head portion connected to a first end of the second band, the second head portion being connected to a second end of the first band to which the first head portion is unconnected,
wherein in the first head portion, a first insertion hole insertable with the second band, the second head portion, and the first band is formed, and in the second head portion, a second insertion hole insertable with the second band is formed, and
the first insertion hole is provided with a locking mechanism that locks drawing-out of the first band having been inserted by engaging with one of the engaging grooves, and the second insertion hole is provided with a locking mechanism that locks drawing-out of the second band having been inserted by engaging with one of the engaging grooves,
the bundling band further comprising a third band portion having a third band on which engaging grooves being serrated are formed, and a third head portion connected to a first end of the third band, the third head portion being connected to a second end of the second band to which the second head portion is unconnected,
wherein the third head portion is formed of a width and a height insertable with the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole,
in the third head portion, a third insertion hole insertable with the third band is formed, and
the third insertion hole is provided with a locking mechanism that locks drawing-out of the third band having been inserted by engaging with one of the engaging grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,598,298

CONTROL VALVE AND HYDRAULIC CONTROL MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME

Borg Warner Inc., Auburn...

1. A method of forming a composite valve body for a control valve, with the control valve comprising a metal insert extending along an axis and presenting an exterior insert surface, and an interior insert surface defining a fluid passage, and a valve member slidably disposed in the fluid passage for controlling the flow of fluid medium, said method comprising the step of:forming a first protrusion, a second protrusion, and a connecting bridge from a composite material, with the first and second protrusions disposed around the exterior insert surface of the metal insert, about the axis, and spaced from one another along the axis, with the connecting bridge being integral with and extending between the first and second protrusions, with the first protrusion, the second protrusion, and the exterior insert surface collectively defining a fluid port, and with the connecting bridge having a first connecting side and a second connecting side spaced from the first connecting side;
wherein the first protrusion, the second protrusion, and the connecting bridge collectively form the composite valve body, and wherein the axis, the first connecting side of the connecting bridge, and the second connecting side of the connecting bridge define a central angle between 5 and 45 degrees; and
wherein the metal insert extends along a plane dividing the composite valve body into a first body half and a second body half, wherein the connecting bridge extends between the first and second protrusions in the first body half, and wherein the composite valve body is free of any connecting bridge between the first and second protrusion in the second body half.

US Pat. No. 10,598,296

VALVE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE OUTLET CONNECTIONS FOR HIGH PURITY GASES

NorAm Valves LLC, Rosevi...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a valve body;
a first outlet bore disposed in the valve body;
a first sealing feature disposed on the valve body about the first outlet bore;
a first anti-rotation feature disposed on the valve body; and
a clamp mechanism; and
an outlet connection from a plurality of outlet connections, each outlet connection of the plurality including:
a second outlet bore through the outlet connection, and
a second sealing feature about the second outlet bore
a sealing geometry,wherein:the dimensions of the second sealing feature are the same for each outlet connection of the plurality,
each outlet connection from the plurality of outlet connections includes a sealing geometry that is different from the sealing geometries of the other outlet connections of the plurality,
the clamp mechanism is dimensioned and configured such that:
each outlet connection from the plurality of outlet connections may be releasably positioned against the valve body such that a flow may pass between the first outlet bore and the second outlet bore through the outlet connection, and
the second sealing feature of the outlet connection may be urged by activation of the clamp mechanism toward the first sealing feature of the valve body to create a seal between the first sealing feature and the second sealing feature; and
the first anti-rotation feature disposed on the valve body is configured and positioned such that a second anti-rotation feature of the outlet connection may be engaged, the engaging operating to limit rotation of the outlet connection with respect to the first outlet bore.

US Pat. No. 10,598,295

VALVE ROTOR FOR A SOLENOID VALVE, AND VALVE CARTRIDGE FOR A SOLENOID VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A valve rotor for a solenoid valve, comprising: a ram that cooperates with a valve seat in such a way that the ram interrupts a fluid flow through the solenoid valve when the ram contacts the valve seat; a base body permanently directly connected to the ram and configured to move axially with the ram, the axial movement of the base body delimited by the ram; and a damping device arranged between the ram and the base body, the damping device having a cavity configured to be filled with a damping medium and a choke opening through which the damping medium flows out of the cavity or into the cavity, wherein, when the ram hits the valve seat so as to close the valve, the damping medium flows out of the cavity via the choke opening such that the damping device damps a pulse that occurs when the ram hits the valve seat,wherein the choke opening is configured as a groove defined in an inner circumferential wall of the ram.

US Pat. No. 10,598,293

TEMPERATURE ACTUATED ELECTROMECHANICAL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

Robertshaw Controls Compa...

1. A pressure relief valve, comprising:a valve housing having an inlet, an outlet, and a main water flow channel defined therebetween, the housing further defining a relief port that is fluidly coupled to the main water flow channel;
a valving member operably engaging the relief port; and
a spring having a spring force selected to be lower than a failure pressure of the valve housing, the spring being operably coupled to the valving member to hold the valving member in sealing contact with the relief port when a pressure within the valve housing is below the spring force and to release the valving member from sealing contact when the pressure within the valve housing is above the spring force; and
wherein release of the valving member from the sealing contact allows a flow of water from the main flow channel to exit the valve housing through a water flow through coupling fluidly connected to the relief port; and a solenoid controlled valve interposed between the inlet and the outlet, downstream of the relief port, to control a main flow of water through the main water flow channel from the inlet to the outlet;
wherein the valving member includes a bi-metal disc through which the spring force is applied, and wherein deflection of the bi-metal disc unseats the valving member from the relief port to allow the flow of water from the main water flow channel through the relief port when a temperature of the bi-metal disc is below a predetermined temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,598,291

GUIDED CHECK VALVE

Fluid Power, Inc., Blue ...

1. A valve assembly, comprising:a seat;
a sleeve;
a disc comprising a guide, the guide positioned inside the sleeve and the guide extending from a first side of the disc facing the sleeve but the guide not extending from a second side of the disc opposite the first side, the guide configured to slide against the sleeve in a constant orientation of the disc, wherein an outer diameter of the guide is less than an outer diameter of the disc; and
a spring positioned inside the guide and configured to press the disc towards the seat, the spring contacting the first side of the disc,
wherein the disc and seat configured such that the disc when not contacting the seat is in an open position allowing fluid to flow there between and when the disc contacts the seat a seal is formed in a closed position preventing the fluid to flow there between, the disc having full freedom of movement between the open position and the closed position, wherein a surface of the seat is flat and faces the disc and is parallel to a surface of the disc, wherein in the closed position contact is only made on one plane between the surface of the seat and the surface of the disc, wherein the surface of the disc and the surface of the seat are both perpendicular to a direction that the guide extends into the disc.

US Pat. No. 10,598,286

SLIDE COMPONENT

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.,...

1. A slide component comprising a pair of slide parts relatively sliding on each other, whereinone slide part is a stationary-side seal ring and the other slide part is a rotating-side seal ring, these seal rings have sealing faces formed radially for sealing a sealed fluid from leaking,
in the sealing face of one of the pair of slide parts, a dynamic pressure generation groove is provided, wherein a land portion is provided on each of an inner-diameter side and an outer-diameter side of the dynamic pressure generation groove,
the sealing face of the other of the pair of the slide parts has, in a radial direction, (i) an inner diameter which is set smaller than an inner diameter of the dynamic pressure generation groove, and (ii) an outer diameter which is set larger than an outer diameter of the dynamic pressure generation groove,
the sealing face of the other of the pair of the slide parts is slidably in contact with the land portion on each of the inner-diameter side and the outer-diameter side of the dynamic pressure generation groove of the one of the pair of the slide parts, in a manner that the dynamic pressure generation groove is separated from a sealed fluid side without fluid communication with the sealed fluid side and is separated from a leakage side without direct fluid communication with the leakage side, and
between an end on the leakage side of the dynamic pressure generation groove and the leakage side, a fluid introduction groove which fluidly communicates the dynamic pressure generation groove and the leakage side is provided, wherein a circumferentially cross-sectional area of the fluid introduction groove is set smaller than a circumferentially cross-sectional area of the dynamic pressure generation groove,
wherein the fluid introduction groove is set such that the cross-sectional area thereof decreases from the leakage side toward the dynamic pressure generation groove side.

US Pat. No. 10,598,285

PISTON SEALING SYSTEM

QUEST ENGINES, LLC

1. A sealing system comprising:a first structure surface;
a blocking element having a first end, a second end, and a blocking element surface extending between the first end and the second end;
a plurality of laterally spaced pockets arranged in a plurality of rows to form a field of pockets on but not extending through the first structure surface, or on but not extending through the blocking element surface, or on but not extending through both the first structure surface and the blocking element surface;
a gaseous working fluid provided at the blocking element first end at an elevated pressure relative to a gaseous working fluid pressure at the blocking element second end; and
an equalizing groove formed in the field of pockets on but not extending through the first structure surface, or on but not extending through the blocking element surface,
wherein one or both of the first structure and the blocking element have a perimeter,
wherein the equalizing groove is a continuous closed loop structure extending around the perimeter of the first structure or the blocking element such that a plurality of said pockets are provided on opposite sides of a reference plane that is coplanar with the equalizing groove,
wherein said equalizing groove remains unoccupied to receive said gaseous working fluid,
wherein the first structure surface is disposed in close proximity to, and spaced a substantially uniform distance from, the blocking element surface, and
wherein a seal equivalent is produced from gaseous working fluid interaction with the field of pockets.

US Pat. No. 10,598,280

ACTUATION UNIT FOR CONTROLLING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF A CONTROL MEMBER, PARTICULARLY FOR A VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

Dana Graziano S.r.l., Fr...

1. An actuation unit for controlling the angular position of a control member, comprising a primary motor and a transmission mechanism for transmitting to the control member the motion generated by the primary motor, wherein the transmission mechanism comprisesa first rotary transmission member arranged to be driven into rotation by the primary motor,
a second rotary transmission member arranged to be drivingly connected for rotation with the control member,
a coupling member selectively shiftable between an engagement position, in which it connects the first and second transmission members for rotation with each other, and a disengagement position, in which it disconnects the first and second transmission members from each other,
an auxiliary actuation device arranged to control shifting of the coupling member between the engagement position and the disengagement position,
at least one first elastic member interposed between the first and second transmission members to cause rotation of the second transmission member relative to the first transmission member when the coupling member is in the disengagement position, and
at least one second elastic member tending to elastically urge the coupling member towards the engagement position, so that the coupling member is normally kept in the engagement position and the auxiliary actuation device, when activated, controls shifting of the coupling member from the engagement position to the disengagement position, acting against said at least one second elastic member,
wherein the first transmission member is a gearwheel and the second transmission member is a shaft on which the first transmission member is idly mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,598,275

GEAR-CHANGING APPARATUS FOR ACTUATING A MANUAL GEARBOX OF A MOTORCYCLE FOR CARRYING OUT A GEAR CHANGE WITH THE CLUTCH ENGAGED

KTM AG, Mattighofen (AT)...

1. A gear-changing apparatus for actuating a manual gearbox of a motorcycle having a drive engine, and for carrying out a gear change with a clutch engaged between the drive engine and the manual gearbox, the gear-changing apparatus comprising a gearbox comprising a rotationally actuable selector shaft and a rotationally actuable gear-selector drum, and the gear-changing apparatus comprising a gear-change lever for actuating the selector shaft, wherein the gear-changing apparatus is adapted for influencing the output torque of the drive engine, the gear-changing apparatus further comprising a first sensor device for detecting the rotational actuation of the selector shaft, and a support bearing provided at an end-face end portion of the selector shaft, the support bearing comprising a cylindrical body detachably fixable on the selector shaft, and the body having a mounting for detachable fastening thereon of a first magnetic device, and wherein the gear-changing apparatus is adapted for influencing the output torque of the drive engine as a function of a sensor signal from the first sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,598,273

ACTUATING APPARATUS FOR SELECTING GEARS FOR A GEAR CHANGE TRANSMISSION AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING AN ACTUATING APPARATUS

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. An actuating device for selecting gears for a change gear transmission for an automatic transmission with shift-by-wire actuation, the actuating device comprising:a selector lever that is movable in a main shift track and a touch-shift track, and is movable between the main shift track and the touch-shift track via a changing track;
a latch mechanism that comprises a latching guide having a contour configured to urge the selector lever to slip from the touch-shift track into the main shift track;
a locking device comprising a locking gate having a first locking recess and a second locking recess, an actuator, a locking bolt disposed at least partially within the actuator, and a spring disposed at an end of the locking bolt to urge the locking bolt out of the actuator and to thereby cause the locking bolt to engage at least one of the first locking recess or the second locking recess;
wherein when engaged in the first locking recess, an amount of force by which the locking bolt engages the first locking recess prevents movement of the selector lever from the touch-shift track to the main shift track by way of the urging of the latching guide of the latch mechanism;
wherein when the actuator is activated, the amount of force by which the locking bolt engages the first locking recess is reduced, to thereby allow the selector lever to move from the touch-shift track to the main shift track by way of the urging of the latching guide of the latch mechanism; and
wherein, at a location where the selector lever is movable from the main shift track to touch-shift track via the changing track, the second locking recess comprises, in a section positioned between the first locking recess and the second locking recess, a side wall aligned substantially parallel to a direction of movement of the locking bolt such that, when the locking bolt engages the second locking recess, the selector lever is prevented from moving from the main shift track to the touch-shift track.

US Pat. No. 10,598,272

SPUR GEAR ARRANGEMENT, GEARING SYSTEM AND WIND POWER PLANT

FLENDER GMBH, Bocholt (D...

14. A wind power plant, comprising:a gearing system which includes a spur gear arrangement, said spur gear arrangement comprising a spur gear, two flange bushings configured to rotatably support the spur gear on a shaft, each said flange bushing including a flange, a lubricating film provided between an inner side of the spur gear and each of the flange bushings, and two supporting bodies arranged on the shaft, wherein the flange bushings are respectively arranged with their flange on the supporting bodies for axially bracing the spur gear;
a generator operably connected to the gearing system; and
a rotor including a rotor shaft coupling the rotor in a torque-transmitting manner to the gearing system.

US Pat. No. 10,598,268

SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE DRIVE SYSTEM UNIT

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A support structure of a vehicle drive system unit including a unit case having a plurality of case members provided with abutting portions at axial opening ends, the abutting portions axially abutted against and bolt-fastened to each other to integrally couple the plurality of case members,one of the plurality of case members as a fixing case member being fixed via a supporting member to a body-side supporting portion, wherein
a reinforcing stiffener is disposed on the outside of the unit case so as to couple at least one of the abutting portion of the fixing case member and the abutting portion of another case member abutted against and bolt-fastened to the abutting portion of the fixing case member, and the supporting member or the body-side supporting portion to which the supporting member is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,598,264

BAR MEMBER, ASSEMBLED COMPONENT AND ROBOT

ROBOTTIME (BEIJING) TECHN...

1. A robot, comprising an assembled component, wherein:the assembled component includes a fixed member and a moving member;
the moving member includes a multi-hole bar member and a multi-hole circular plate;
the multi-hole bar member has a width four times longer than its thickness;
the multi-hole bar member comprises a set of connecting holes running through the multi-hole bar member along a thickness direction of the multi-hole bar member;
the multi-hole circular plate has a central hole and a plurality of fixed holes distributed around the central hole and arranged circumferentially;
the fixed member comprises a multi-hole plate and a multi-hole bent plate;
the thickness of the multi-hole plate is the same as the thickness of the multi-hole bar member;
a plurality of fixed holes is arranged in a matrix on the multi-hole plate;
a bent portion is formed by bending at least one end of the multi-hole bent plate; and
a plurality of fixed holes is distributed on the multi-hole bent plate in a matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,598,259

TRANSMISSION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A transmission (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising:an input shaft (GW1);
an output shaft (GW2);
a plurality of planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) with a first planetary gear set (P1), a second planetary gear set (P2) and a third planetary gear set (P3), each of the plurality of planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) comprises a first element (E11, E12, E13), a second element (E21, E22, E23) and a third element (E31, E32, E33) which are utilized for guiding a power flow from the input shaft (GW1) to the output shaft (GW2), the first, second and third elements each being a respective one of a sun gear, a ring gear, and a planet carrier;
a plurality of shift elements (B1, K1, K2, K3, K4) with a first shift element (B1), a second shift element (K1), a third shift element (K2), a fourth shift element (K3) and a fifth shift element (K4), selective actuation of the plurality of shift elements coupling the plurality of planetary gear sets (P1, P2, P3) while selecting different forward gears (1 to 7) between the input shaft (GW1) and the output shaft (GW2),
wherein the first element (E11) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is permanently rotationally fixed, and the second element (E21) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is connected to the input shaft (GW1),
wherein the third element (E31) of the first planetary gear set (P1) is connectable in a rotationally fixed manner to the first element (E12) of the second planetary gear set (P2) by the fourth shift element (K3), and the first element (E12) of the second planetary gear set (P2) is fixable in a rotationally fixed manner to a housing (GG) of the transmission (G) by the first shift element (B1),
wherein the second planetary gear set (P2) is interlockable with the fifth shift element (K4),
wherein the third element (E32) of the second planetary gear set (P2) is connectable in a rotationally fixed manner to the input shaft (GW1) by the second shift element (K1), the third element (E32) of the second planetary gear set (P2) is also connectable in a rotationally fixed manner to the second element (E23) of the third planetary gear set (P3) by the third shift element (K2), and the second element (E23) of the second planetary gear set (P2) is coupled in a rotationally fixed manner to the output shaft (GW2), and
wherein the first element (E13) of the third planetary gear set (P3) is connected in a rotationally fixed manner to the input shaft (GW1).

US Pat. No. 10,598,257

TRANSMISSION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A transmission for a vehicle, the transmission comprising:a first input shaft fixedly connected to a motor,
a second input shaft;
a first planetary gear set including three rotation elements having:
a first rotation element rotatably mounted on the first input shaft and selectively connectable to the first input shaft;
a second rotation element; and
a third rotation element fixedly connected to a transmission housing,
a second planetary gear set including three rotation element having:
a first rotation element fixedly connected to the first input shaft;
a second rotation element; and
a third rotation element fixedly connected to the second rotation element of the first planetary gear set;
a first clutch mounted between the first input shaft and the second rotation element of the second planetary gear set and configured to selectively connect the first input shaft and the second rotation element of the second planetary gear set;
an output shaft;
a driving gear fixed to the second input shaft which is fixedly connected to the second rotation element of the second planetary gear set and rotating integrally with the second rotation element of the second planetary gear set;
a driven gear disposed on the output shaft and engaged with the driving gear,
a second clutch mounted on the first input shaft and selectively connecting the first rotation element of the first planetary gear set to the first input shaft; and
a third clutch mounted to selectively connect the third rotation element of the second planetary gear set with the driving gear.

US Pat. No. 10,598,253

GEAR TRANSMISSION DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A gear transmission device comprising:a drive gear; and
a driven gear meshing with the drive gear and rotatable for an angular range less than 360 degrees, the driven gear including a plurality of tooth portions having tooth widths set different from each other,
wherein the plurality of tooth portions of the driven gear protruding in a direction along an axis of the driven gear, with protrusion amounts of the plurality of tooth portions of the driven gear being set equal to each other,
wherein an outer end portion of opposed ends in a tooth trace direction of each tooth portion of the driven gear is formed along a circumference centering about the axis of the driven gear, and
wherein an inner end portion of the opposed ends in the tooth trace direction of each tooth portion of the driven gear is formed along a curve centering about an axis other than the axis of the driven gear.

US Pat. No. 10,598,251

VIBRATION DAMPING LINK AND METHOD THEREFORE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A tension and compression vibration damper comprising:a frame defining a vibration damper actuation axis and having at least:
a first cavity,
a frame first end,
a frame second end longitudinally spaced from the frame first end along the vibration damper actuation axis, and
a wall that forms a first end surface of the first cavity that is longitudinally spaced along the vibration damper actuation axis from a second end surface of the first cavity;
a shaft slidably coupled to and extending into the frame along the vibration damper actuation axis where the shaft includes a first end and a second end and extends through the first cavity;
a first vibration isolator disposed within the first cavity where the shaft extends through the first vibration isolator so as to capture the first vibration isolator within the first cavity where the first vibration isolator interfaces with the frame second end;
a second vibration isolator disposed on the shaft, where the shaft extends through the second vibration isolator so as to capture the second vibration isolator on the shaft where the second vibration isolator interfaces with the frame second end opposite the first vibration isolator, where the first vibration isolator and the second vibration isolator are opposingly arranged relative to the frame second end and act only in compression to dampen both tension loads and compression loads applied to the tension and compression vibration damper; and
a displacement limiting member disposed on the shaft and extending through the wall, the displacement limiting member includes a first bushing member disposed within the first cavity and a second bushing member disposed at least partially outside the first cavity where the first bushing member and the second bushing member cooperate with each other and the wall to limit relative movement between the frame and the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,598,250

TORQUE CONTROL MECHANISM, DAMPER DEVICE PHASE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM, AND TORQUE CONTROL MECHANISM AND TORQUE VARIATION SUPPRESSING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA C...

1. A torque control mechanism comprising:a rotation element comprising a crank shaft; and
a plurality of elastic elements whose one ends are connected to the crank shaft, wherein elastic forces of the plurality of elastic elements are changed through compression in response to rotation of the rotation element, thereby causing the plurality of elastic elements to apply a periodically varying torque to the rotation element;
a plurality of elastic element retainers connected to the other ends of the plurality of elastic elements; and
a retainer comprising a rotation mechanism capable of rotating the plurality of elastic element retainers about a rotation axis of the rotation element relative to each other, wherein:
relative angles of the plurality of elastic element retainers are changed by the rotation mechanism, to thereby change a phase of a torque applied to the rotation element from at least one of the elastic elements so that a combined torque applied to the rotation element from the plurality of elastic elements is variably set.

US Pat. No. 10,598,230

DRIVE SHAFT COUPLING

12. A selectively engaging coupling for a handheld formula delivery device, comprising:a drive gear having a drive gear body defining a first central axis, the drive gear having a drive tooth, the drive gear positioned within a handle assembly of the formula delivery device;
a driven gear having a driven gear body defining a second central axis and having a driven tooth, the driven gear positioned in a consumable assembly removably couplable to the handle assembly, the drive tooth configured to selectively engage the driven tooth upon substantial axial alignment of the first and second central axes when the consumable assembly is coupled to the handle assembly such that the driven gear is rotated upon rotation of the drive gear and wherein the driven gear is configured to disengage from the driven gear when the consumable assembly is decoupled from the handle assembly; and
a biasing member configured to allow one of the drive gear and the driven gear to move at least axially away from the other of the drive gear and the driven gear upon radially sliding of the drive gear relative to the driven gear between a non-engagement position, wherein the first and second central axes are out of alignment, to an engagement position, wherein the first and second central axes are substantially aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,598,227

INSTALLATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING A BEARING UNIT

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. An installation unit for installing a bearing unit, the installation unit comprising:a carrier of one-piece construction having an interior; and
a bearing unit mounted in the interior and including a first rolling-element row and a second rolling-element row, each of the first rolling-element row and the second rolling-element row being at least partially disposed inside the carrier;
wherein the bearing unit is slidingly mounted in the carrier such that, when an end opening of the carrier is aligned with an opening in a bearing housing, applying a force against the bearing unit will slide the bearing unit out of the carrier and into the opening in the bearing housing, and
wherein the installation unit further comprises:
a first outer ring on which at least a part of the first rolling-element row abuts;
at least one second outer ring, on which at least a part of the second rolling-element row abuts; and
at least one spacer axially disposed between the first outer ring and the second outer ring, and
wherein the carrier includes at least one integral projection on an inner surface at a junction of the first outer ring and the spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,598,223

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ENVELOPING LAYER-COATED SLIDE BEARING

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A method of manufacturing an enveloping layer-coated slide bearing, the method comprising:preparing a slide bearing having a bearing surface formed in a cylindrical shape;
forming an inner enveloping layer directly on an outer circumferential surface of the slide bearing; and
forming an outer enveloping layer by injection-molding a thermoplastic elastomer on an outer circumferential surface of the inner enveloping layer, wherein
the outer enveloping layer is formed by injection-molding a thermoplastic elastomer filled from a gate on an outer circumferential surface of the inner enveloping layer, and
the gate is formed as an opening larger than a thickness dimension of the outer enveloping layer and is disposed to overlap both the outer enveloping layer and the inner enveloping layer in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,598,220

BEARING DEVICE AND ION IMPLANTATION DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A bearing device, comprising:a bearing table configured to bear a substrate; and
a plurality of supporting components configured to support the substrate, wherein each supporting component is movably arranged on the bearing table, to support the substrate at an adjustable position,
wherein a guide rail is arranged on the bearing table, and a plurality of sliding blocks capable of moving along the guide rail is arranged on the guide rail, wherein each sliding block is provided with at least one supporting component,
wherein the bearing table has a first side edge, a second side edge opposite to the first side edge, a third side edge and a fourth side edge opposite to the third side edge, a rollover shaft is arranged at the first side edge and configured to enable the bearing table to be switched from a horizontal posture to a vertical posture, and the guide rail is arranged along an extension direction of the third side edge and the fourth side edge.

US Pat. No. 10,598,219

BEARING AND SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR JOINTS IN HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES

Roller Bearing Company of...

1. A bearing and seal arrangement for an articulated joint, the bearing and seal arrangement comprising:a first spherical bearing comprising a first outer ring surrounding a first inner member, the first outer ring having a first spherical interior bearing surface, the first inner member having a first spherical exterior surface, a first lubricious liner disposed between the first outer ring and the first inner member, and at least one first seal receiving area having an axially extending first width;
a second spherical bearing comprising a second outer ring surrounding a second inner member, the second outer ring having a second spherical interior bearing surface, the second inner member having a second spherical exterior surface, a second lubricious liner disposed between the second outer ring and the second inner member, and at least one second seal receiving area having an axially extending second width that is greater than the first width;
the first spherical bearing and the second spherical bearing being aligned coaxially with one another;
the at least one first seal receiving area having a flexible double lipped annular seal and a scraper seal positioned therein and extending between the first outer ring and the first inner member, the scraper seal being positioned axially outward from the flexible double lipped annular seal; and
the at least one second seal receiving area having a boot seal positioned therein and extending between the second outer ring and the second inner member.

US Pat. No. 10,598,218

ANGULAR CONTACT ROLLER BEARING AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE ASSEMBLY THEREOF

1. A method for assembling an angular contact roller bearing, comprising:an angular contact roller bearing assembled in accordance with an eccentric assembly method for deep-groove ball bearings, the angular contact ball bearing comprising:
an inner bearing ring with an inner raceway, which is arranged on an outer shell surface of said inner bearing ring so as to be oblique with respect to a bearing axis of rotation (AL), and comprising a rim which delimits said inner raceway at its smallest diameter;
an outer bearing ring with an outer raceway, which is arranged on an inner shell surface of said outer bearing ring so as to be oblique with respect to the bearing axis of rotation (AL), and comprising a rim which delimits said outer raceway at its greatest diameter; and
a multiplicity of roller-type rolling bodies which are arranged between the bearing rings and which roll on the raceways of said bearing rings and which are held with uniform spacings to one another in a circumferential direction by a bearing cage;
wherein a tangent to the outer shell surface of the inner bearing ring and a tangent to the inner shell surface of the outer bearing ring are, at least in a region of the raceways, of planar form so as to run in opposite directions obliquely with respect to the bearing axis of rotation (AL);
the raceways of the two bearing rings are each formed in conical fashion into said shell surfaces; and
the rims which are thus formed and which delimit the raceways in each case on one side are thus each formed integrally with the bearing rings;
wherein, in a first step, the inner bearing ring is placed, with its face side formed with the rim, onto a horizontal assembly plane with a convex sickle-shaped auxiliary ramp in such a way that said inner bearing ring bears with its rim against an inner diameter side of the auxiliary ramp.

US Pat. No. 10,598,215

ELECTRIC MOTOR HAVING SEIZURE-RESISTANT DYNAMIC PRESSURE GAS BEARING

Nidec Copal Electronics C...

1. A motor having a motor shaft that is rotatable with respect to a case body, a coil that is arranged in the case body and generates an magnetic force via energization, a magnet that generates a rotational force by means of an attraction/repulsion force acting between the coil and the magnet, and a dynamic pressure gas bearing that has a sleeve covering a circumference of the motor shaft, whereinauxiliary bearings for the dynamic pressure gas bearing are arranged in series with the dynamic pressure gas bearing,
a non-contact detent torque generation mechanism for suppressing the rotation in the auxiliary bearings is arranged in parallel with the auxiliary bearing, and
the sum of the magnitude of a predetermined detent torque generated by the non-contact detent torque generation mechanism during a rotation suppression time and the magnitude of a friction torque of the auxiliary bearings is set to be smaller than the magnitude of an adhesion-time contact friction torque generated when the motor shaft and the sleeve adhere to each other of a contact friction torque of the dynamic pressure gas bearing generated due to swing and contact of the motor shaft and the sleeve and is set to be greater than the magnitude of a rotation-time viscous friction torque of the dynamic pressure gas bearing while the motor shaft and the sleeve are spaced from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,598,214

BEARING ELEMENT

Miba Gleitlager Austria G...

1. A bearing element for the bearing system of a structural part to be loaded with a radial force and an axial force and a tilting torque, havingat least a first inner ring element and
a second inner ring element and
at least one outer ring element,which in the unloaded condition are disposed coaxially with one another with respect to a central longitudinal axis,wherein, between the first inner ring element and the outer ring element a first sliding bearing is disposed and between the second inner ring element and the outer ring element a second sliding bearing is disposed,
wherein the first sliding bearing and the second sliding bearing are disposed at an axial spacing relative to one another,
wherein the first sliding bearing is coupled on a first receiving side with one of the first inner ring element or the outer ring element, and a first sliding face, which cooperates with a first running face of the opposite first inner ring element or outer ring element, is formed opposite the first receiving side, and
wherein the second sliding bearing is coupled on a second receiving side with one of the second inner ring element or the outer ring element and a second sliding face, which cooperates with a second running face of the opposite second inner ring element or outer ring element, is formed opposite the first receiving side,
wherein, in the new condition of the first sliding bearing and the second sliding bearing, the first sliding face of the first sliding bearing, viewed in cross section, has at least one first sub-portion and one second sub-portion, and the second sliding face of the second sliding bearing, viewed in cross section, has at least one third sub-portion and one fourth sub-portion,
wherein a tangent constructed on the first sub-portion of the first sliding bearing is disposed at a first angle relative to the central longitudinal axis and a tangent constructed on the second sub-portion of the first sliding bearing is disposed at a second angle relative to the central longitudinal axis,
wherein the first angle has a magnitude different from that of the second angle,
wherein a tangent constructed on the third sub-portion of the second sliding bearing is disposed at a third angle relative to the central longitudinal axis and a tangent constructed on the fourth sub-portion of the second sliding bearing is disposed at a fourth angle relative to the central-longitudinal axis,
wherein the third angle has a magnitude different from that of the fourth angle.

US Pat. No. 10,598,210

DRIVE SHAFT

Zhejiang CFMOTO POWER Co....

1. A drive shaft for transmitting torque generated from an engine in a wheeled land vehicle toward its wheels, comprising:a middle tubular section which is hollow and of sufficient size to transfer the torque for the wheeled land vehicle; and
two spline shaft heads which are respectively welded to both ends of the middle tubular section, the spline shaft heads being receivable in a splined drive end connector and a splined driven end connector, the spline shaft heads having crowned teeth which are crowned relative to a longitudinal axis of the drive shaft to permit an angular offset of at least 1° or more of the drive shaft relative to the connectors;wherein the drive shaft extends between and with engagement to each of the splined drive end connector and the splined driven end connector, wherein the splined drive end connector comprises a first drive sleeve, a bundle ring and a corrugated sleeve, and wherein the splined driven end connector comprises a straight cover and a second driving sleeve, and wherein the two spline shaft heads each include a shaped profile for contact with the corrugated sleeve or the straight cover.

US Pat. No. 10,598,207

HIGH-STRENGTH SCREW INCLUDING AN UNHARDENING LAYER

1. A high-strength screw, comprising:a longitudinal center axis;
a threaded portion having a thread, the thread having a height H corresponding to a height of a sharp-cut imaginary profile section, the thread including a thread tip winding about the longitudinal center axis and having a diameter d and a thread base winding about the longitudinal center axis and having a diameter d3;
an inner core as seen in cross-section of the screw, the core having a first hardness;
an outer surface layer as seen in cross-section of the screw; and
an unhardening layer forming the outer surface layer in the threaded portion, the unhardening layer having a second hardness being reduced compared to the first hardness of the core, the unhardening layer having a depth T1 existing along the thread tip winding about the longitudinal center axis and being measured in a radial direction perpendicular to the longitudinal center axis up to an imaginary axial connecting line between two positions of the thread base being adjacent and being offset by 360°,
the thread having one of the following pairs of values:
height H: 0.4 mm to 0.7 mm; depth T1: 0.25 mm to 1.8 mm; or
height H: 0.71 mm to 1.0 mm; depth T1: 0.25 mm to 2.7 mm; or
height H: 1.01 mm to 1.5 mm; depth T1: 0.2 mm to 2.7 mm; or
height H: 1.51 mm to 2.0 mm; depth T1: 0.2 mm to 2.7 mm; or
height H: 2.01 mm to 2.5 mm; depth T1: 0.15 mm to 3.0 mm; or
height H: 2.51 mm to 4.0 mm; depth T1: 0.15 mm to 4.0 mm,
wherein the core has a first hardness of 400 HV to 650 HV, and the unhardeninq layer at its outside has a hardness of 300 HV to 380 HV.

US Pat. No. 10,598,206

SHEAR BOLT WITH SAFETY FEATURE

Richards Manufacturing Co...

1. A safety shear bolt comprising:a main bolt portion comprising:
a first head portion; and
a shaft portion;
a torque head portion rigidly connected to the main bolt portion, the torque head portion comprising:
a second head portion; and
a stem portion extending from a top surface of the first head portion of the main bolt portion to an underside surface of the second head portion, the stem portion configured to shear along a shear line when a predetermined amount of torque is applied to the second head portion; and
a coupling mechanism configured to connect the second head portion to the main bolt portion after shearing of the stem portion, thereby preventing inadvertent dropping of the second head portion, the coupling mechanism allowing the second head portion to rotate with respect to the main bolt portion while preventing free longitudinal movement of the second head portion with respect to the main bolt portion,
wherein the coupling mechanism comprises a fastening device comprising a blind rivet.

US Pat. No. 10,598,203

FUNCTIONAL ELEMENT FOR A FLUID-TIGHT ATTACHMENT TO A SHEET METAL PART, COMPONENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

1. A functional element (10) having a section (16) that has a flange (12), that projects away from a side (14) of the flange (12), and that is adapted for an aperture-free punching into a sheet metal part (72) and having a shaft part (20) that projects away from a side (18) of the flange (12) opposite the first side (14), that satisfies a function, and that has a longitudinal axis (22), wherein the flange (12) and the section (16) are arranged at least substantially coaxially to the shaft part (20), wherein the section (16) is configured as a hollow cylinder that has notches (26 and 26?) extending in parallel with the longitudinal direction at at least one of its outer jacket surface and its inner jacket surface and the section (16) has a diverging frustoconical shape (34) that runs out at least substantially at the free end (28) and that serves for the widening of the section (26) on the punching into the sheet metal part in the region of its free front 20 end (28) on the inner side preferably in a region (32) directly adjacent to the free end (28) of the section.

US Pat. No. 10,598,197

PARTICULATE LADEN FLUID VORTEX EROSION MITIGATION

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) an outer ring with a first axial end and a first circumferential lip on the first axial end and a second axial end and a second circumferential lip on the second axial end;
(b) an array of inner axial vanes secured to the outer ring, the inner axial vanes protruding axially from the outer ring, each axial vane including an inner surface extending axially and an outer surface extending at an acute angle with respect to the inner surface; and (c)
a first annular seal engaging the first axial end of the outer ring and held to the first axial end of the outer ring by the first circumferential lip, and a second annular seal engaging the second axial end of the outer ring and held to the second axial end of the outer ring by the second circumferential lip.

US Pat. No. 10,598,193

PRIME MOVER SYSTEM AND METHODS UTILIZING BALANCED FLOW WITHIN BI-DIRECTIONAL POWER UNITS

AOI, Stafford, TX (US)

1. A prime mover apparatus for actuating and moving one or more mechanical, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, and/or electro-hydraulic devices activated by an actuator in either a single or bi-directional direction as required that utilizes at least one hydraulic circuit comprising;one or more pumps, wherein said pumps power said at least one hydraulic circuit and wherein said pumps include at least one inlet port and at least one outlet port that maintain pressure and pump fluid in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction into and out of a pipeline that conveys fluid, such that fluid enters and exits said one or more pumps from either a designated clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW) outlet port thereby creating a clockwise or counterclockwise flow path that directs fluid through said at least one hydraulic circuit; and wherein said at least one hydraulic circuit utilizes one or more inverse shuttle valves placed along said flow path so that continuous balanced fluid flow into and out of said one or more pumps provides an ability for said at least one hydraulic circuit to actuate and move by said actuator said one or more mechanical, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, and/or electro-hydraulic devices.

US Pat. No. 10,598,192

ACOUSTIC-RESONANCE FLUID PUMP

TTP VENTUS LIMITED, Melb...

1. A fluid pump, comprising: a pump body having upper and lower parts, each part comprising a substantially cylindrical side wall closed at one end by a substantially circular end wall, the upper and lower parts together arranged to form a single cavity which is bounded by the end walls and side walls of the pump body; an actuator disposed within the cavity in a plane substantially parallel to and between the end walls such that the cavity is divided into upper and lower portions by the actuator; at least one valved aperture located substantially at the centre of each end wall of both the upper and lower parts of the pump body; and an actuator support structure connecting the actuator to the pump body; wherein the actuator support structure is arranged to allow the actuator to hinge at its perimeter while substantially constraining axial motion of said perimeter such that said perimeter is substantially stationary, the support structure being substantially open to enable free flow of fluid between the upper and lower cavity portions; and wherein, in use, the actuator oscillates in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the end walls causing an acoustic wrapped standing wave to exist in the cavity and thereby causing fluid flow through said apertures; wherein the perimeter of the actuator forms a continuous circle from which the actuator support structure extends.

US Pat. No. 10,598,191

VANE FOR TURBOMACHINERY, SUCH AS AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET OR TURBOFAN ENGINE OR AN AIRCRAFT TURBOPROP ENGINE

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. A variable stator vane for turbomachinery, such as, for example, an aircraft turbojet or turbofan engine or an aircraft turboprop engine, said vane comprising a blade portion having a concave surface and a convex surface that are interconnected by a trailing edge and by a leading edge that are mutually opposite, said blade portion extending along an axis (B), and a pivot extending along the axis (B) of the blade portion, from at least one axial end of said blade portion, said variable stator vane being characterized in that it further comprises:a first deicing fluid flow circuit inside the vane;
a second deicing fluid flow circuit inside the vane;
selection means suitable for directing the majority of a fluid towards the first circuit, when the vane is in a first angular position, about the axis (B), corresponding to the turbomachinery being in a first operating state, and suitable for directing the majority of the fluid towards the second circuit, when the vane is in a second angular position, about the axis, corresponding to the turbomachinery being in a second operating state, wherein the selection means includes a first fluid inlet for the first deicing fluid flow circuit and a second fluid inlet for the second deicing fluid flow circuit, wherein the first fluid inlet and the second fluid inlet are situated at the pivot and are offset angularly relative to each other; and
a groove extending from the first inlet to the second inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,598,190

CENTRIFUGAL BLOWER

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A centrifugal blower comprising:a centrifugal fan;
a scroll casing configured to surround the centrifugal fan, having an air inlet in at least one of a front surface and a rear surface, having an air outlet in one side thereof, and guiding, to the air outlet, air discharged from the centrifugal fan, wherein the scroll casing has a cutoff portion formed on one side of the air outlet;
an expansion part provided at the air outlet and configured such that the cross-sectional area of a flow path is expanded in an air discharge direction;
a dividing plate provided in the expansion part, arranged on the outside of the air outlet, and arranged lengthwise in a flow direction of air discharged from the air outlet; and
an exhaust grill configured to be attachable to or detachable from the air outlet of the expansion part, the exhaust grill having a structure of a grid shape with a plurality of vent holes;
wherein the dividing plate is formed to extend from one side of an inner wall of the expansion part to the other side of the inner wall of the expansion part to divide the flow path inside the expansion part into two flow paths,
wherein the dividing plate is provided on the outside of the cutoff portion, relative to the cutoff portion, and extends lengthwise in a flow direction of air, starting from outside of the cutoff portion to the exhaust grill,
wherein the dividing plate is coupled separably to the exhaust grill, and
wherein the dividing plate has a protruding portion protruding externally from the exhaust grill.

US Pat. No. 10,598,179

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO DETECT AN OPERATION CONDITION OF A COMPRESSOR

Thermo King Corporation, ...

1. A method to detect an operation condition of a compressor of a transport refrigeration system comprising:obtaining an operation parameter of a generator set, wherein the generator set includes a prime mover that is configured to drive a generator that supplies power to the compressor;
determining an operation parameter pattern based on the operation parameter over a period of time;
determining whether the operation parameter pattern includes a periodic fluctuation of the operation parameter over the period of time, wherein the periodic fluctuation of the operation parameter is indicative of a periodical load/unload duty cycle of the compressor;
determining a first operation condition of the compressor when the operation parameter pattern lacks the periodic fluctuation of the operation parameter over the period of time;
determining a second operation condition of the compressor that is different from the first operation condition of the compressor when the operation parameter pattern includes the periodic fluctuation of the operation parameter over the period of time, wherein the second operation condition is when the compressor has the periodical load/unload duty cycle occurring when the transport refrigeration unit approaches or has reached a temperature setpoint; and
adjusting a speed of the prime mover from a first speed to a second speed that is lower than the first speed when the second operation condition of the compressor is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,598,176

EXTERNAL GEAR PUMP INTEGRATED WITH TWO INDEPENDENTLY DRIVEN PRIME MOVERS

Project Phoenix, LLC, Me...

1. A pump with self-aligning casing, comprising:a casing defining an interior volume, the casing including,
an inlet port that provides fluid communication with the interior volume,
an outlet port that provides fluid communication with the interior volume,
a first protruded portion extending toward the interior volume, the first protruded portion having a first land and first and second recesses,
a second protruded portion extending toward the interior volume and opposing the first protruded portion, the second protruded portion having a second land and third and fourth recesses, the first and second protruded portions disposed such that the first land and the second land confront each other and are spaced apart to define a gap;
a first fluid driver, the first fluid driver including,
a first support shaft supported by the casing, and
a first motor casing housing a first stator and a first rotor and fixedly connected to the first rotor, which drives the first motor casing in a first rotational direction, the first motor casing at least partially disposed in the first recess and the third recess, and
a first gear having a plurality of first gear teeth fixedly connected to and projecting radially outwardly from the first motor casing, the first gear teeth disposed in the gap; and
a second fluid driver, the second fluid driver including,
a second support shaft supported by the casing, and
a second motor casing housing a second stator and a second rotor and fixedly connected to the second rotor, which independently drives the second motor casing in a second rotational direction, the second motor casing at least partially disposed in the second recess and the fourth recess, and
a second gear having a plurality of second gear teeth fixedly connected to and projecting radially outwardly from the second motor casing, the second gear teeth disposed in the gap;
wherein the first and second protruded portions align the first and second fluid drivers such that the first gear teeth contact with the second gear teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,598,175

LINEAR COMPRESSOR, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LINEAR COMPRESSOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An apparatus for controlling a linear compressor, comprising:a detector that detects an operating state of the linear compressor, the operating state including at least a current of a linear motor and a voltage of the linear motor;
a controller that outputs a correction signal for correcting at least an operating frequency of the linear motor based on the operating state; and
a drive signal generator that generates a drive signal of the linear motor according to the correction signal, the drive signal including a voltage and a frequency to be applied to the linear motor, and outputs the generated drive signal to the linear motor, wherein the controller includes:
a reference operating frequency determiner that determines a reference operating frequency at which the linear motor is operated according to the drive signal, the reference operating frequency being set as an operating frequency at which the operating frequency of the linear motor and a natural frequency of a piston in the linear compressor coincide with each other; and
an actual operating frequency determiner that determines an actual operating frequency within a range of actual operating frequencies centered around the reference operating frequency, wherein the correction signal is determined based on the determined actual operating frequency, and wherein the actual operating frequency is continuously changed up and down based on the range of actual operating frequencies centered around the reference operating frequency while the reference operating frequency is maintained at a same frequency, to avoid a resonance phenomenon that occurs when the actual operating frequency coincides with a mechanism natural frequency of the linear motor.

US Pat. No. 10,598,172

PUMPING UNIT COUNTERWEIGHT BALANCING

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A method of balancing a beam pumping unit for use with a subterranean well, the method comprising:securing one or more counterweights to one or more crank arms of the beam pumping unit, thereby counterbalancing a torque applied at a crankshaft of the beam pumping unit at a maximum torque factor position of the crank arms due to a polished rod load and any structural unbalance of the beam pumping unit,
in which the polished rod load is an average of a first load applied to the beam via the polished rod on an upstroke of the beam pumping unit and a second load applied to the beam via the polished rod on a downstroke of the beam pumping unit.

US Pat. No. 10,598,171

MICROFLUIDIC PUMP APPARATUS AND METHODS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a substrate, said substrate having a microfluidic channel formed thereon;
an electromechanical gel provided within the microfluidic channel;
at least one pair of electrodes arranged on the substrate on opposite sides of the microfluidic channel wherein the pair of electrodes is configured to control an electric field across the microfluidic channel; and
a common electrode of lower potential than the at least one pair of electrodes, said common electrode being arranged between the at least one pair of electrodes,
wherein the at least one pair of electrodes axe is configured to control the electric field across the microfluidic channel to cause the electromechanical gel to deform in response to a voltage applied to the electrodes such that the deformation enables fluid to be pumped through the microfluidic channel.

US Pat. No. 10,598,170

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR MOVING A FLUID ALONG A FLUID PATH FOR TREATMENT

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A medical fluid treatment therapy method, comprising:providing at least one fluid path for a fluid, the at least one fluid path including a fluid chamber, the fluid chamber including an inlet and an outlet, the fluid chamber including a lower surface and the lower surface including a flexible material;
causing the fluid to move along the at least one fluid path in a direction, the causing including:
opening a first pinch valve and closing a second pinch valve by linearly driving an actuator in a downstroke, the actuator directly connected to a diaphragm and configured to move a surface of the diaphragm, the driving causing the fluid to flow through the inlet into the fluid chamber;
closing the first pinch valve and opening the second pinch valve when the actuator reaches bottom dead center;
linearly driving the actuator in an upstroke to directly contact and move the diaphragm toward the lower surface to transfer a force to the fluid chamber; and
causing the fluid from the fluid chamber to expel through the outlet when at least the lower surface is deflected by the force;
wherein the driving the actuator triggers the opening and the closing of the first and second pinch valves.

US Pat. No. 10,598,168

ENGINE COMPRESSOR UNIT

1. An engine compressor unit, comprising:at least one rotary engine; and
at least one rotary compressor for compressing at least one gaseous fluid; the at least one rotary engine including
an engine housing including at least one engine ring that is rotatably supported in the engine housing about an engine axis;
at least one engine cylinder that is arranged in the engine ring, wherein a respective engine piston is arranged in the at least one engine cylinder so that the respective engine piston defines a combustion chamber of the at least one engine cylinder together with a wall of the at least one engine cylinder, wherein the respective engine piston is supported in the at least one engine cylinder by an engine connecting rod so that the respective engine piston is movable in the at least one engine cylinder in a linear manner;
at least one engine piston axis about which the respective engine piston is rotatable so that the respective engine piston moves on a circular path during an operation of the at least one rotary engine,
wherein the at least one engine piston axis is oriented parallel to the engine axis and arranged offset from the engine axis so that the respective engine piston performs a cyclic up and down movement within the at least one engine cylinder during a rotation of the at least one engine ring about the engine axis,
the at least one rotary compressor, including
a compressor housing including at least one compressor ring that is rotatably supported in the compressor housing about a compressor axis,
at least one compressor cylinder that is arranged in the at least one compressor ring, wherein a respective compressor piston is arranged in the at least one compressor cylinder so that the respective compressor piston defines a compression chamber of the at least one compressor cylinder together with a wall of the at least one compressor cylinder, wherein the respective compressor piston is supported in the at least one compressor cylinder by a compressor connecting rod so that the respective compressor piston is movable in the at least one compressor cylinder in a linear manner;
at least one compressor piston axis about which the respective compressor piston is rotatable so that the respective compressor piston moves on a circular path during an operation of the at least one rotary compressor; and
at least one supercharger tube that is configured to provide flow connection between a gas outlet opening of the rotary compressor and a gas inlet opening of the at least one rotary engine that is controlled by the respective engine piston, so that at least a portion of a gas that is compressed by the at least one rotary compressor is fed or feedable to the combustion chamber of the at least one engine cylinder by the at least one supercharger tube,
wherein the compressor piston axis is oriented parallel to the compressor axis and arranged offset from the compressor axis so that the respective compressor piston performs a cyclic up and down movement within the at least one compressor cylinder during a rotation of the at least one compressor ring about the compressor axis,
wherein the at least one rotary engine and the at least one rotary compressor are coupleable with each other by a transmission arrangement so that torque is transferable between the at least one rotary engine and the at least one rotary compressor,
wherein the engine housing and the compressor housing each include a radially inward extending rise on an inner enveloping surface, and
wherein each rise extends over a partial angular range of the engine housing and the compressor housing respectively,
wherein the at least one engine cylinder includes a respective first valve arrangement that is configured to let the gas out of the combustion chamber during an operation of the at least one rotary engine,
wherein the respective first valve arrangement engages the engine housing at least over a partial angle range of a revolution of the at least one engine cylinder about the engine axis,
wherein the engagement forces a respective first valve element of the respective first valve arrangement from a first valve seat, so that a flow connection is opened or openable between the combustion chamber of the at least one engine cylinder and an ambient,
wherein the at least one compressor cylinder includes a respective second valve arrangement that is configured to let the gas out of the compression chamber during operation of the at least one rotary compressor,
wherein the respective second valve arrangement engages the compressor housing at least over a partial angle range of a revolution of the at cylinder about the compressor axis, and
wherein the engagement forces a respective second valve element of the respective second valve arrangement from a second valve seat, so that a flow connection is opened or openable between the compression chamber of the at least one compressor cylinder and the at least one supercharger tube.

US Pat. No. 10,598,164

METERING MECHANISM FOR A PUMP, METHODS FOR LOCKING AND UNLOCKING SUCH A MECHANISM

DOSATRON INTERNATIONAL, ...

1. A metering mechanism (7) comprising a body (70) mounted to translate in a sleeve (77) which is itself mounted in an adjustment nut (71), said adjustment nut being capable of cooperating by screwing with said sleeve, said screwing then causing a rotation of the adjustment nut relative to the body of the metering mechanism, said body being extended by a valve seat (75) that can be closed by a valve (76) and that is capable of accommodating a plunger (8), the reciprocating movement of which allows at least a suction at the valve (76), the travel of the plunger being a function of the position of screwing between the adjustment nut and the sleeve, the metering mechanism further comprising means (M) for activating the blocking of the rotation between the adjustment nut (71) and the body of the metering mechanism (70) so as to prohibit the screwing and the unscrewing between the adjustment nut and the sleeve, said means comprising a ring (1) housed in a locking nut (2) mounted to rotate around the body (70), said ring cooperating by screwing with said locking nut, said ring being mounted to translate only around and along the body of the metering mechanism between a first position of abutment at the bottom of the locking nut and a second position of abutment against the adjustment nut involving the rotational blocking of the adjustment nut rendered secured by complementarity of form with the ring.

US Pat. No. 10,598,163

SEMI-FREE ROTATING CRANKSHAFT ACTUATOR TO PRE-STRESS AND FAST RELEASE A SPRING LOADABLE PLUNGER FOR AN ORAL HEALTHCARE APPLIANCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A semi-free rotating crankshaft actuator for an oral healthcare appliance, comprising:a chamber having a principal axis, an interior surface with a spring compression stop at a proximal end thereof and an outlet at a distal end thereof;
a spring loadable plunger operable within the chamber along the principal axis between a tensioned position near the proximal end of the chamber and a released position near the distal end of the chamber, wherein the spring loadable plunger comprises a plunger having a distal end thereof configured for traversing the interior surface of the chamber along the principal axis in a fluid tight relationship and (ii) a spring, positioned over a proximal end of the plunger and positioned between the compression stop and the distal end of the plunger, having at least two compression states including a first compression state greater than a second compression state, wherein responsive to the spring being unloaded from the first compression state to the second compression state, the spring actuates the plunger at a first velocity from the tensioned position to the released position, wherein the released position comprises an end position within the chamber in response to a first actuator condition; and
a crank mechanism coupled to the spring loadable plunger for cycling the spring loadable plunger between the tensioned and released positions, wherein the crank mechanism comprises at least a drive pin rotatably driven about a drive axis, and a crank shaft semi-freely rotatable about the drive axis, wherein the crank shaft couples to the spring loadable plunger and is partially driven about the drive axis via
(i) the drive pin in a first operational mode that comprises loading the spring into the first compression state in response to the crank shaft pulling the plunger from a desired end position to the tensioned position; and
(ii) the spring loadable plunger in a second operational mode that comprises actuating the plunger from the tensioned position to the released position in response to the spring being unloaded from the first compression state to the second compression state.

US Pat. No. 10,598,161

GENERATOR AND MOBILE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

University-Industry Coope...

1. A generator, comprising:a barrel rotated by being applied with driving power from the outside;
a converter applied with a torque of the barrel to rotate a rotating shaft at a constant rotation speed; and
an electrostatic generator driven by being applied with the torque from the rotation shaft,
wherein the converter includes:
a plurality of gear sets disposed within the barrel to be connected to the rotation shaft and having different gear ratios; and
a plurality of connection members selectively connecting between any one of the plurality of gear sets and the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,598,159

WIND TURBINE BEARINGS

General Electric Company,...

1. A dual pitch bearing configuration for a rotor blade of a wind turbine, the dual pitch bearing configuration comprising: a first pitch bearing including an inner bearing race, an outer bearing race and a plurality of rolling elements disposed between the inner bearing race and the outer bearing race; at least one additional pitch bearing including an inner bearing race, an outer bearing race and a plurality of rolling elements disposed between the inner bearing race and the outer bearing race, the at least one additional pitch bearing disposed axially a distance LB from the first pitch bearing, thereby minimizing moment loading on the first pitch bearing and the at least one additional pitch bearing; a bearing sleeve coupled to the inner bearing race of the first pitch bearing, the inner bearing race of the at least one additional pitch bearing and a rotatable shaft of the rotor blade, wherein the rotatable shaft is disposed interior of the rotor blade; and a spacer disposed between and coupling the inner bearing race of the first pitch bearing and the inner bearing race of the at least one additional pitch bearing and extending the distance LB.

US Pat. No. 10,598,146

HYDRAULIC PUMP-MOTOR

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. An axial hydraulic pump-motor, in which a cylinder block, having a plurality of cylinder bores formed around a rotational shaft, slides on a valve plate having a high-pressure side port and a low-pressure side port for controlling an amount of reciprocation of a piston in each of the cylinder bores based on a tilt of a swash plate, the hydraulic pump-motor comprising:a residual pressure release port provided on the valve plate and configured to communicate with a cylinder bore, from the plurality of cylinder bores, which is on a top dead center side, the residual pressure release port communicating with the cylinder bore until the cylinder bore communicates with the low-pressure side port;
a residual pressure acquisition portion configured to receive a representative pressure of a residual pressure in the cylinder bore on the top dead center while the cylinder bore on the top dead center side communicates with the low-pressure side or to obtain an estimated value of the residual pressure; and
a directional switching valve configured to switch and block a flow path between the residual pressure release port and a hydraulic oil tank and a flow path between the residual pressure release port and the low-pressure side port based on the representative pressure received by the residual pressure acquisition portion or the estimated value of the residual pressure obtained by the residual pressure acquisition portion.

US Pat. No. 10,598,145

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE OPERATING POINT OF A HYDRAULIC MACHINE AND INSTALLATION FOR CONVERTING HYDRAULIC ENERGY

GE Renewable Technologies...

1. A method for operating a hydraulic machine, the method comprising:generating an iso-opening curve of the hydraulic turbine at a given guide vane opening that defines at least two coordinates of a first series of operating points of the hydraulic machine;
measuring a rotational speed of the hydraulic machine;
determining a torque exerted by water flow on the hydraulic machine;
calculating at least two coordinates of a second series of operating points of the hydraulic machine as a function of the measured rotational speed and the torque;
generating a second-series curve of the hydraulic machine using the at least two coordinates of the second series of operating points of the hydraulic machine;
determining an intersection point of the iso-opening and second-series curves;
deducing two real coordinates of an operating point of the hydraulic machine from the intersection point; and
adjusting, via an electronic control unit, a guide vane opening of the hydraulic machine based on the two real coordinates of the operating point.

US Pat. No. 10,598,142

ILLUMINATED MOMENTARY PUSH BUTTON SWITCH

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RI...

1. A switch device, comprising:an operation button operated by a push operation on an operating surface;
light sources arranged on a lighting substrate to illuminate an illumination target of the operation button; and
a plurality of switches that are arranged on a switch substrate different from the lighting substrate so as to be located on an end portion side of the operation button and are turned on due to displacement of the operation button caused by the push operation,
wherein the plurality of switches comprise three switches, and wherein centers of the three switches are arranged at vertices of an equilateral triangle.

US Pat. No. 10,598,139

VARIABLE FLUID FLOW APPARATUS WITH INTEGRATED FILTER

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A fluid flow trim apparatus comprising:an outer housing having an elongate body extending from a first end to a second end opposite the first end and defining a cavity comprising an interior surface and a first end wall at the second end, the first end wall having an orifice therethrough;
a valve body having an elongate body, wherein the valve body is adjustably positionable, the valve body comprising:
a first valve portion disposed at least partly within the cavity and in contact with the interior surface;
a second valve portion disposed at least partly within the cavity and having a second end wall, wherein the first valve portion and the second valve portion have a first channel formed therethrough defining a first fluid flow path, the second valve portion and the interior surface define a second fluid flow path, and the second valve portion has a second channel formed therethrough proximal the second end wall and defines a third fluid flow path fluidically connecting the first fluid flow path to the second fluid flow path; and
a trim cavity defined by the first end wall, the second end wall, and the interior surface, and fluidically connected to the second fluid flow path; and
a filter media extending along a portion of the first channel to proximal the second end wall and dividing the third fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,598,138

HERMETICALLY SEALED TANK SYSTEM

AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A hermetically sealed fuel tank system, comprising:a hermetically sealed fuel tank;
a fuel pump configured to supply fuel from within the fuel tank to an internal combustion engine;
a pressure regulating valve disposed within the fuel tank and configured to regulate the pressure of the fuel supplied from the fuel pump to the internal combustion engine, wherein the pressure regulating valve includes a diaphragm, a pressure regulating chamber, and a backpressure chamber, wherein the pressure regulating chamber and the backpressure chamber are partitioned by the diaphragm; and
an ambient air introduction passage in fluid communication with the backpressure chamber of the pressure regulating valve, wherein the ambient air introduction passage is configured to introduce air from the atmosphere outside the fuel tank into the backpressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,598,136

CLOGGING DEGREE ESTIMATION APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A clogging degree estimation apparatus that estimates a clogging degree of an air cleaner mounted on a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a traveling status of the vehicle for each of predetermined travel sections;
a coefficient determination unit configured to determine a clogging coefficient based on the traveling status indicated by the information for each of the predetermined travel sections; and
a clogging degree calculator configured to calculate an increase in the clogging degree based on a product of the clogging coefficient and a distance of each of the predetermined travel sections and calculate, as the clogging degree, an integrated value of the increase calculated for each of the predetermined travel sections,
the information acquisition acquiring information indicating whether the vehicle travels on an unpaved road.

US Pat. No. 10,598,134

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUEL SYSTEM RECIRCULATION LINE VARIABLE ORIFICE DIAGNOSTICS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:during a refueling event, in response to a first inferred fuel fill rate, diagnosing whether a variable orifice positioned in a fuel vapor recovery line is stuck in a first state, and in response to a second inferred fuel fill rate, diagnosing whether the variable orifice is stuck in a second state including diagnosing the first state and the second state based on an estimated fuel system pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,598,132

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF A TANK VENTILATION VALVE BASED ON PRESSURE OSCILLATIONS

DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE A...

1. A method for diagnosis of a tank ventilation valve in a tank ventilation system for an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, wherein the tank ventilation system includes a filter having a first feed line from a fuel tank, a second feed line with a connection to a surrounding atmosphere, and a third feed line to a tank ventilation valve, wherein the tank ventilation valve has a connection to two different introduction points at an intake pipe, wherein the connection has a first line system and a second line system, wherein the tank ventilation system further includes a second line system pressure sensor installed in the second line system between the tank ventilation valve and the intake pipe, the method comprising:actuating the tank ventilation valve via a control unit;
checking the functionality of the tank ventilation valve in a manner dependent on a pressure oscillation measured by the second line system pressure sensor;
measuring a first pressure in the first line system by a first line system pressure sensor situated at the first introduction point at the intake pipe;
measuring a second pressure in the second line system by the second line system pressure sensor;
comparing the first pressure with the second pressure to determine a line system, selected from the first line system and the second line system, at which a relatively low negative pressure prevails; and
closing the line system at which the relatively low negative pressure prevails.

US Pat. No. 10,598,131

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE OPEN-LOOP OR CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL OF THE AMOUNT OF A FUEL MIXTURE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

8. A device for adding an open-loop-controlled or closed-loop-controlled amount of water into the fuel supply of an internal combustion engine, comprising:a high-pressure fuel pump
a fuel supply line leading to the high-pressure fuel pump or to a quantity control valve of the high pressure fuel pump, the fuel supply line having a first branch and a second branch;
a Venturi tube having a negative pressure connection in the first branch;
an adjustable stop valve in the second branch; and
a water supply line connected to the negative pressure connection of the Venturi tube.

US Pat. No. 10,598,130

SPARK PLUG WITH SUPPLY PASSAGE FOR FUEL, AND A SYSTEM WITH SAME

FEDERAL-MOGUL IGNITION GM...

1. A spark plug for an internal combustion engine, having the following features:a supply passage, a center conductor, an insulator surrounding the center conductor, and a metallic body surrounding the insulator;
a center electrode connected in an electrically conductive manner to the center conductor and at least one ground electrode connected in an electrically conductive manner to the body form a spark air gap;
in a region of its front end, the spark plug has an external thread for screwing the spark plug into a component of the internal combustion engine and has at least one discharge opening of the supply passage;
wherein, at its front end, the spark plug has, attached to the body, a sleeve that contains the external thread,
the body has, on its outside, at least one groove that forms a section of the supply passage, and
the sleeve has a heat conducting section that contains at least a part of the external thread and that is in contact with the body and covers at least portions of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,598,128

ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM

Valley Tech Systems, Inc....

1. A method comprising:positioning an initial charge of solid propellant in an accumulator;
igniting the initial charge of solid propellant, producing hot gas, and pressurizing the accumulator;
determining that the pressure in the accumulator has reached an initial threshold;
opening a first valve and allowing hot gas to flow from the accumulator to a gas generator based upon the pressure in the accumulator reaching the initial threshold, the hot gas igniting solid propellant in the gas generator;
closing the first valve; and
extinguishing the solid propellant in the gas generator by opening a second valve and depressurizing the gas generator.

US Pat. No. 10,598,126

FOUR-PROCESS CYCLE FOR A VUILLEUMIER HEAT PUMP

ThermoLift, Inc., Stony ...

1. A method to operate a heat pump, the heat pump having a hot displacer adapted to reciprocate within a hot cylinder and a cold displacer adapted to reciprocate within a cold cylinder wherein the hot displacer has a remote position and a central position within the hot cylinder and the cold displacer has a central position and a remote position within the cold cylinder, the method comprising:actuating the hot displacer to move from its central position to its remote position within the hot cylinder;
actuating the cold displacer to move from its central position to its remote position within the cold cylinder;
actuating the hot displacer to move from its remote position to its central position within the hot cylinder; and
actuating the cold displacer to move from its remote position to its central position within the cold cylinder wherein the actuations occur in the given order, wherein:
the hot and cold displacers both remain stationary for a selectable dwell period between the actuating the hot displacer to move from its central position to its remote position within the hot cylinder and the actuating the cold displacer to move from its central position to its remote position within the cold cylinder; and
the selectable dwell period is based on an input signal indicative of demand for one of heating and cooling.

US Pat. No. 10,598,123

LADDER FRAME FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A ladder frame for an internal combustion engine that supports a crankshaft between the ladder frame and a cylinder block, the ladder frame comprising:a first lateral wall and a second lateral wall;
metallic crank caps; and
first joining portions and second joining portions joining the crank caps respectively to the first lateral wall and the second lateral wall, wherein
the first lateral wall and the second lateral wall are made of a metallic material having a lower rigidity than a rigidity of the crank caps,
each of the crank caps includes an arc-shaped center portion, a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion that are located at positions where the center portion is interposed between the first lateral portion and the second lateral portion,
each first lateral portion is joined to the first lateral wall via each first joining portion, and each second lateral portion is joined to the second lateral wall via each second joining portion,
each center portion includes a supporting portion that rotatably supports the crankshaft, each center portion having a recess on an opposite side to the supporting portion,
a residual portion is joined to each recess in such a manner as to be discontinuous from the first joining portion and the second joining portion, the residual portion being made of the same material as a material of the first joining portion and the second joining portion,
respective thicknesses of each first lateral portion and each second lateral portion are the same as a thickness of the center portion,
each recess is provided with a projection embedded in the residual portion so as to suppress the residual portion from coming off from the recess,
each projection is provided at a position set back from a predetermined line segment, and
the predetermined line segment is a line segment that passes through a center of a rotation axis of the crankshaft and is parallel to a reciprocating direction of a piston in synchronization with the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,598,122

CYLINDER HEAD COOLING STRUCTURE

KUBOTA Corporation, Osak...

1. A cylinder head cooling structure of an engine comprising:a camshaft rotated by a crankshaft;
a push rod driven inwardly and outwardly by the camshaft; and
a rocker arm swung in conjunction with inward and outward movement of the push rod,
wherein an injection hole for injecting oil pressurized by an oil pump is formed in a shaft portion between adjacent cams on the camshaft or in a shaft portion between a cam and an adjacent journal, so as to extend in a direction perpendicular to an axial center of the camshaft,
a pushrod chamber bottom disposed above the camshaft so as to partition a pushrod chamber in which the push rod is disposed and a portion in which the camshaft is disposed is provided with a blow-by gas inlet and a tappet guide hole into which the push rod is inserted,
the injection hole is located in a direction of the axial center of the camshaft opposite the blow-by gas inlet, and
the oil injected from the injection hole is allowed to reach the pushrod chamber disposed above the blow-by gas inlet, from the blow-by gas inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,598,121

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ENGINE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A control system for an engine, comprising:an engine body formed with a cylinder;
a NOx catalyst provided in an exhaust passage through which exhaust gas discharged from the engine body flows, and configured to store NOx within the exhaust gas when an air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is lean, and reduce and release the stored NOx when the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is close to a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or rich;
an oxidation catalyst provided integrally with the NOx catalyst or in the exhaust passage upstream of the NOx catalyst and configured to oxidize unburned fuel within the exhaust gas;
a particulate matter (PM) filter provided in the exhaust passage downstream of the oxidation catalyst and configured to capture particulate matter within the exhaust gas;
a fuel injector configured to perform a main injection in which fuel is injected into the cylinder to obtain an engine torque and a post injection in which fuel is injected into the cylinder at a timing later than the main injection; and
a controller including a processor configured to execute:
a DeNOx control in which the fuel injector is controlled to perform the main injection and the post injection so that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas is brought close to the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio or becomes rich and the fuel supplied into the cylinder by the post injection combusts therein, and
a filter regenerating control in which the fuel injector is controlled to perform the main injection and the post injection so that the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas becomes lean and the fuel supplied into the cylinder by the post injection causes no combustion therein, the controller executing the DeNOx control and the filter regenerating control consecutively in this order.

US Pat. No. 10,598,119

AERO COMPRESSION COMBUSTION DRIVE ASSEMBLY CONTROL SYSTEM

Engineered Propulsion Sys...

1. A control system for an aero diesel drive assembly configured to affect a combustion control strategy to alter a torque signature of an engine of the drive assembly to avoid forcing a response from one or more known natural resonance frequencies of the drive assembly, the control system comprising:a sensor configured to sense at least one of a rotational speed and torque output of the engine;
a plurality of combustion chamber pressure sensors, each of the combustion chamber pressure sensors configured to sense a pressure within a corresponding plurality of combustion chambers of the engine;
a control module configured to utilize data sensed by the sensor to determine if the engine is operating within an operational range corresponding to the one or more known natural resonance frequencies of the drive assembly, and if so, manipulate a fuel injection pulse strategy of the engine to affect a change in pressure development to tune a harmonic content of the combustion event to avoid the one or more known natural resonance frequencies of the drive assembly wherein the control module is further configured to analyze pressure curves within the plurality combustion chambers represented by the pressures sensed within each of the respective plurality of combustion chambers over time; and
a plurality of fuel injectors in communication with the control module, configured to implement the manipulated fuel injection pulse strategy wherein manipulation of the fuel injection pulse strategy alters the shapes of the respective pressure curves to limit excessive pressure development and excessive peak pressure to avoid the one or more know natural resonance frequencies of the drive assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,598,117

INJECTOR DRIVING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An injector driving device comprising:a booster circuit to drive an injector, the booster circuit including:
a coil having a first end and a second end, a power source voltage supplied to the coil via the first end;
a switching element having a first output terminal and a second output terminal, the first and second output terminals of the switching element connected in series between the second end of the coil and a reference potential that is lower than the power source voltage, where the first output terminal of the switching element is connected to the second end of the coil and the second output terminal of the switching element is connected to the reference potential;
a diode having an anode and a cathode, the anode of the diode connected between the second end of the coil and the first output terminal of the switching element; and
a capacitor having a positive terminal and a negative terminal, the capacitor connected in series between the cathode of the diode and the reference potential, where the positive terminal of the capacitor is connected to the cathode of the diode and the negative terminal of the capacitor is connected to the reference potential;
a controller (i) configured to perform a voltage boost control to charge the capacitor by repeatedly switching the switching element ON and OFF to cause a reverse voltage in the coil, and (ii) further configured to stop the voltage boost control upon determining that a capacitor voltage at the positive terminal of the capacitor has reached a corrected target value that is greater than the power source voltage; and
a corrector configured to detect a physical value that is correlated with an equivalent-series-resistance (ESR) value of the capacitor, and to correct the target value to the corrected target value that is a greater value when the detected physical value increases.

US Pat. No. 10,598,114

FUEL INJECTION CONTROLLER AND FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A fuel injection controller for a fuel injector including a movable core moved by an electromagnetic force generated by an energization of a coil, a valve body connected with the movable core, a seated surface where the valve body abuts on or separates from, and an injection port exposed to the seated surface, the fuel injector directly injecting a fuel used in a combustion of an internal combustion engine from the injection port into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine by moving the valve body to separate from the seated surface together with the movable core that is moved by the electromagnetic force, the fuel injection controller controlling an injection state of the fuel injector by controlling a coil current flowing through the coil, the fuel injection controller comprising:a boost circuit boosting a battery voltage to a boost voltage; and
an increase control portion controlling the boost voltage to be applied to the coil, so as to increase the coil current to be equal to or greater than a first target value, wherein
a magnetic circuit through which a magnetic flux generated according to an energization of the coil flows has a part including a sintered material that is made of a metal, and
the valve body starts a valve-opening operation in a time period from a time point that the increase control portion starts to apply the boost voltage to the coil to a time point that the coil current is increased to the first target value.

US Pat. No. 10,598,113

METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND APPLYING AN ENGINE MISFIRE THRESHOLD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine control method, comprising:dividing an engine operating region into a plurality of zones, each zone within the plurality of zones defined by an engine speed range and an engine load or engine torque range;
storing a plurality of misfire threshold values in memory associated with the plurality of zones, where the plurality of stored misfire threshold values are each dynamically selected from a group of five dynamic threshold values, and where the group of five dynamic threshold values includes a dynamic threshold value for a misfire index value that is dynamically determined by a combination of a n-sigma distribution zone of normal firing/misfiring events or a n-sigma distribution zone of misfiring events, where the n-sigma distribution zone is a zone of mean value plus or minus n times an associated standard deviation, and a threshold number of normal firing/misfiring events, and where:
for a first condition, the dynamic threshold value lies between the n-sigma distribution zone of normal firing/misfiring events and the n-sigma distribution zone of misfiring events;
for a second condition, the dynamic threshold value lies between the threshold number of normal firing/misfiring events and the n-sigma distribution zone of misfiring events;
for a third condition, the dynamic threshold value lies between the n-sigma distribution of normal firing/misfiring events and the threshold number of normal firing/misfiring events;
for a fourth condition, the dynamic threshold value lies between the threshold number of normal firing/misfiring events and the threshold number of misfiring events; and
for a fifth condition, the dynamic threshold value lies between a m-sigma distribution of normal firing/misfiring events and a m-sigma distribution of misfiring events, where m and n are integer numbers and where m is smaller than n; and
adjusting an actuator via a controller responsive to an indication of misfire based on the dynamic threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,598,112

METHOD FOR ADAPTING THE CHARACTERISTIC CURVE OF THE NITROGEN OXIDE SENSOR IN AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for adapting a characteristic curve of a first nitrogen oxide sensor of an internal combustion engine with exhaust gas recirculation, the first nitrogen oxide sensor arranged upstream of an SCR catalytic converter, a second nitrogen oxide sensor arranged downstream of the SCR catalytic converter, a particle filter arranged upstream of the SCR catalytic converter, and a urea injection device arranged upstream of the SCR catalytic converter, wherein the method comprises:determining that the particle filter is in a regeneration phase;
increasing an exhaust gas recirculation rate during the regeneration phase of the particle filter;
interrupting a supply of urea by the urea injection device during the regeneration phase of the particle filter;
acquiring first nitrogen oxide values from first nitrogen oxide signals generated by the first nitrogen oxide sensor during the regeneration phase of the particle filter;
determining that the first nitrogen oxide values are within a first nitrogen oxide interval;
acquiring second nitrogen oxide values from second nitrogen oxide signals generated by the second nitrogen oxide sensor during the regeneration phase of the particle filter;
determining that the second nitrogen oxide values are within a second nitrogen oxide interval; and
adapting the characteristic curve of the first nitrogen oxide sensor based at least in part on the second nitrogen oxide values.

US Pat. No. 10,598,108

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OIL LEAK DETERMINATION AND/OR MITIGATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:determining an oil leak and a pressure of a crankcase being within a threshold of an exhaust gas pressure, the oil leak based on an exhaust gas color sensed via a reverse camera; and
retarding an exhaust valve timing in response to the oil leak and the pressure of the crankcase being within the threshold, the exhaust valve timing increasingly retarded in response to a difference between the exhaust gas pressure and the pressure of the crankcase decreasing.

US Pat. No. 10,598,105

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FORCED INDUCTION ENGINE

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A method for controlling a forced induction engine comprising:determining a first air pressure upstream of an air compressor, the air compressor supplying compressed air to the engine;
determining a second air pressure downstream of the air compressor;
determining a limit air flow rate to the engine corresponding to a surge limit of the air compressor based at least in part on the first and second air pressures; and
controlling a throttle valve actuator to position a throttle valve at a position providing an air flow rate that is greater than or equal to the limit air flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,598,093

POWER GENERATION SYSTEM USING CLOSED OR SEMI-CLOSED BRAYTON CYCLE RECUPERATOR

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLO...

1. A power generation system, comprising:a compressor having an inlet and outlet, a recompressor connected to the outlet of the compressor, and a turbine connected to the recompressor and having an outlet and inlet, and a heat combustor connected to the inlet of the turbine and a heat exchanger connected to the inlet of the compressor;
a high temperature recuperator and a low temperature recuperator, each of said recuperators having a hot stream inlet and cold stream inlet and a hot stream outlet and cold stream outlet, wherein the hot stream inlet of the high temperature recuperator is connected to the outlet of the turbine and the cold stream inlet of the high temperature recuperator is connected to the cold stream outlet of the low temperature recuperator, and the hot stream outlet of the high temperature recuperator is connected to the hot stream inlet of the low temperature recuperator and the cold stream outlet of the low temperature recuperator is connected to the heat combustor, and wherein the cold stream inlet of the low temperature recuperator is connected to the outlet of the compressor and the hot stream outlet of high temperature recuperator is connected to the heat exchanger;
wherein said high and low temperature recuperators each comprise a plurality of matrix panels each formed of fiber reinforced polymer derived ceramic composite interconnected together and defining hot fluid microchannels and cold fluid microchannels arranged adjacent to each other in a counterflow and stair-step configuration; and further comprising a diffusion bond between adjacent matrix panels that secures respective adjacent matrix panels together, wherein each recuperator defines a longitudinal axis and an inlet and outlet end along the longitudinal axis, and said matrix panels extend in a direction diagonal to the longitudinal axis and straighten at the inlet and outlet end.

US Pat. No. 10,598,091

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING SEIZURE OF BEARING USING KNOCKING SENSOR

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A system for inhibiting seizure of a bearing, comprising:a knocking sensor provided at one side of an engine and configured to measure vibration transmitted from the engine and to detect knocking of the engine; and
a controller configured to control operation of the engine and to determine that a bearing of the engine is damaged when a magnitude of the vibration of the engine inputted from the knocking sensor is greater than a damaged-bearing judging threshold value while the engine is operated in a damaged-bearing detecting region which is a region where knocking does not occur.

US Pat. No. 10,598,090

ASYMMETRIC CAM TRANSMISSION

1. A torque drive transmission comprising:a housing
at least one input:
first and second identical counter-rotating cam plates co-axially mounted within said housing about a rotation axis,
said first and second identical cam plates each having respective drive faces with continuous identical raceways circumscribing said rotational axis,
said identical raceways each having a repeating sinusoidal pattern comprising four (4) identical asymmetrical lobes,
said first and second cam plates being mounted in opposed facing relation such that drive face and raceway of the first cam plate face the drive face and raceway of the second cam plate; and
a plurality of slide bodies extending between and slidably engaging said opposed facing raceways,
said identical asymmetrical lobes having drive and follower surfaces with unequal drive and follower angles wherein said asymmetrically opposed drive and follower surfaces of said raceways of said opposed facing first and second cam plates cooperate to continuously create engagement valleys at locations where said slide bodies engage said raceways,
said first and second cam plates each having respective co-axially configured drive shafts,
said asymmetrical lobe profiles being operative through said slide bodies to convert a motion of the input into counter-rotation of the first and second cam plates and respective counter-rotation of said respective drive shafts along the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,598,087

INTAKE/OUTLET PIPE OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR ROTARY ENGINE

NATIONAL CHUNG-SHAN INSTI...

1. An intake/outlet pipe optimization method for a rotary engine, comprising the steps of:(A) providing a rotary engine;
(B) providing a simulation software package, to perform a series of simulations for the rotary engine according to different combinations of a pipe length, a pipe diameter, a pipe shape and a pipe angle, to determine an optimal combination of the pipe length, the pipe diameter, the pipe shape, and pipe angle, to obtain an optimal power output for the rotary engine; and
(C) performing tests for the rotary engine, by utilizing the optimal combination of the pipe length, the pipe diameter, the pipe shape, and pipe angle obtained in step (B), to obtain a test optimized power output for the rotary engine.

US Pat. No. 10,598,086

COMPOUND ENGINE ASSEMBLY WITH CANTILEVERED COMPRESSOR AND TURBINE

14. A compound engine assembly comprising:at least one internal combustion engine in driving engagement with an engine shaft; and
at least one of a turbine and compressor module in fluid communication with the at least one internal combustion engine, the at least one of a turbine and compressor module including a first stage and a second stage, each of the first stage and the second stage including at least one rotor connected to a second shaft, the second shaft mechanically linked to the engine shaft;
wherein the second shaft is rotationally supported by bearings, the bearings supporting the second shaft located on a same side of the at least one rotor of both the first stage and the second stage such that the at least one rotor of both the first stage and the second stage are cantilevered.

US Pat. No. 10,598,085

MARINE VESSEL OPERATED WITH HYBRID TURBOCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

5. A marine vessel comprising:a turbocharger, including:
a compressor to be driven by a turbine of the marine vessel to boost ambient air to an internal combustion engine during operation of the internal combustion engine;
an electric motor coupled to a rotary shaft of the compressor;
a power conversion unit to convert direct-current power to alternating-current power to be used by the electric motor;
a smoothing capacitor coupled to a direct-current bus, the direct-current bus coupled to the power conversion unit;
a resistor coupled to the smoothing capacitor in parallel;
a semiconductor switch coupled to the resistor in series and to be in an open state while in a steady state; and
a switching control unit to control an ON-OFF state of the semiconductor switch, wherein the switching control unit is to perform ON-OFF ratio control of the semiconductor switch within a predetermined duty cycle if a generator motor speed command of the electric motor is less than a measured generator motor speed and a line-to-line voltage of the smoothing capacitor is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value that was set for the line-to-line voltage during operation of the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,598,083

TURBINE FOR AN EXHAUST TURBOCHARGER

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A turbine for an exhaust gas turbocharger, comprising:a turbine housing,
a first flow duct and a second flow duct, each flow duct disposed in the turbine housing and having an inlet region and an outlet region,
a self-regulating rotary slide valve, which has an adjustable flow duct closure element, is arranged in the inlet region of each of the first and second flow ducts;
an actuating arm being part of the rotary slide valve, the actuating arm connected to the flow duct closure element or is made in one piece therewith; and
a setting device being part of the slide valve, and the actuating arm is connected to the setting device, the setting device including components which serve for a basic setting of the flow duct closure element;
wherein the setting device includes at least two preloaded setting springs, the spring forces of the at least two preloaded setting springs apply a moment to the flow duct closure element.

US Pat. No. 10,598,080

SPOOL SHUTTLE CROSSOVER VALVE AND COMBUSTION CHAMBER IN SPLIT-CYCLE ENGINE

Tour Engine, Inc., San D...

1. A split-cycle engine comprising:a first cylinder housing a first piston, wherein the first piston performs an intake stroke and a compression stroke, but does not perform an exhaust stroke;
a second cylinder housing a second piston, wherein the second piston performs an expansion stroke and an exhaust stroke, but does not perform an intake stroke; and
a valve cylinder housing a valve, the valve comprising an internal chamber that selectively fluidly couples to the first and second cylinders, wherein the valve and internal chamber move reciprocally within the valve cylinder and relative to the first and second cylinders, and wherein the valve has a port that fluidly couples the internal chamber to the first and second cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,598,077

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine provided with a cooling system, the cooling system including:a pump configured to circulate a cooling liquid in a circulation path of the internal combustion engine, and
a control valve configured to control a flow of the cooling liquid in the circulation path by driving a valve body housed in a housing, with a motor,
the control system comprising:
an electronic control unit configured to:
(i) control energization to the motor,
(ii) make a determination on fixation of the valve body,
(iii) perform fixation-time control that energizes the motor so as to drive the valve body, when the electronic control unit determines that the valve body is fixed,
(iv) acquire an amount of movement of the valve body from a signal that is output from a sensor that detects a position of the valve body,
(v) determine that the valve body is fixed based on the amount of movement of the valve body for a predetermined time period being less than a reference value, and
(vi) determine that the valve body is fixed when a predetermined state is continued for a certain time period longer than the predetermined time period, and the predetermined state is a state in which the amount of movement of the valve body for the predetermined time period is less than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,598,076

FLOW CONTROL VALVE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A flow control valve comprising:a housing including an inflow port and an outflow port which communicates with the inflow port;
a valve body housed in the housing and formed in a cylindrical form, the valve body allowing and prohibiting a fluid to flow between the inflow port and the outflow port by moving in an axial direction;
an actuator moving the valve body in the axial direction; and
a partition wall arranged between the valve body and the inflow port and causing a flow path from the inflow port to the valve body to be branched towards an outer peripheral side of the valve body,
wherein the partition wall includes a wall surface extending in a direction orthogonal to a flow direction of the cooling water which flows from the inflow port.

US Pat. No. 10,598,069

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REGENERATING A GASOLINE PARTICULATE FILTER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle system, comprising:a spark ignited, direct injection, engine;
an exhaust system coupled to the spark ignited engine, the exhaust system including a particulate filter; and
a controller, the controller including executable instructions stored in non-transitory memory to operate the spark ignited engine and adjust a vehicle speed range about a desired vehicle speed between which vehicle speed is maintained by a vehicle speed control, the range adjusted in response to an amount of soot stored in the particulate filter greater than a threshold amount.

US Pat. No. 10,598,068

CATALYTIC CONVERTERS HAVING NON-LINEAR FLOW CHANNELS

EMISSOL, LLC, Mill Creek...

1. A honeycomb catalyst substrate core, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core comprising:(a) a plurality of identically-sized flow channels formed along a longitudinal axis of symmetry of the honeycomb catalyst substrate core, wherein said identically-sized flow channels have channel centerlines that are non-coincident with each other, and wherein each said identically-sized flow channel configured into a helical substrate having:
(i) a given helical diameter;
(ii) a given channel length; and
(iii) a given winding number of helical turns, wherein said given winding number is independent of said given channel length, and wherein said given winding number is selected in order to optimize a pressure gradient across said helical diameter and a backpressure along said given channel length in order to produce stable Dean vortical structures;
wherein said helical substrate is adapted to increase heat-transfer and/or mass-transfer performance through formation of said stable Dean vortical structures due to said given winding number, said pressure gradient, and said backpressure, and wherein said stable Dean vortical structures are exclusively operative under strictly non-turbulent flow conditions, which create secondary flow, lateral to a longitudinal channel base flow, and enhance interactions with channel walls.

US Pat. No. 10,598,065

UREA SOLUTION PUMP MODULE

COAVIS, Sejong-si (KR)

1. A urea solution pump module, comprising:a flange portion coupled to cover an opened mounting hole of a urea solution tank;
a pump disposed near an upper surface of the flange portion;
a filter formed to surround the pump, disposed to be spaced apart from the pump, and coupled to the flange portion;
an internal heater disposed between the pump and the filter and coupled to the flange portion;
a first fin having one side connected to the internal heater and the other side disposed near the pump; and
a case coupled to an upper surface of the flange portion, having a space portion formed therein, and coupled to the filter,
wherein the case is provided with a receiving portion to communicate with the space portion, and the pump is coupled to the case so that the pump is disposed in the receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,598,061

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST

Ford Global Technologies,...

8. A method for an engine driven vehicle, comprising:regenerating a particulate filter without adjusting engine operating parameters during a first mode;
facilitating the particulate filter regeneration with oxygen by adjusting the engine operating parameters to increase an exhaust gas temperature by a first magnitude during a second mode, where an exhaust gas flow rate is lower than a lower threshold flow rate; and
facilitating the particulate filter regeneration with NO2 by adjusting the engine operating parameters to increase the exhaust gas temperature by a second magnitude during a third mode, where the NO2 is produced by at least a diesel oxidation catalyst located upstream of the particulate filter, where the diesel oxidation catalyst comprises a washcoat having a zirconium oxide substrate and at least a manganese oxide and a palladium oxide, and where the exhaust gas flow rate is within a range between the lower threshold flow rate and an upper threshold flow rate; where
the first magnitude is greater than the second magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,598,059

SLOTTED SNAP-ACTION VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. A snap-action valve assembly for an exhaust system comprising:a first conduit extending along a central axis from a junction end to a distal end, said first conduit having a first conduit wall with an outside surface and an inner mating surface;
a second conduit extending co-axially with said central axis between an insertion end and a proximal end, said second conduit having a second conduit wall with an inner surface and an outer mating surface;
said first and second conduits cooperating to define an exhaust passageway therein that extends from said proximal end of said second conduit to said distal end of said first conduit;
a valve flap disposed within said first conduit for controlling exhaust flow through said exhaust passageway;
a shaft supporting said valve flap in said first conduit for rotation about a pivot axis between a closed position and an open position;
first and second bushings supporting said shaft on said first conduit, each of said first and second bushings including a shaft opening that receives said shaft;
said insertion end of said second conduit being received in said junction end of said first conduit such that said outer mating surface of said second conduit faces said inner mating surface of said first conduit;
said first conduit including first and second slots, each of said first and second slots extending through said first conduit wall from an open slot end positioned at said junction end of said first conduit to a closed slot end that is longitudinally spaced from said junction end of said first conduit a distance greater than said first bushing extends in a direction parallel to said central axis; and
said first and second bushings being disposed within said first and second slots respectively between said insertion end of said second conduit and said closed slot ends of said first and second slots.

US Pat. No. 10,597,911

MOTOR VEHICLE LOCKING MECHANISM

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. A motor vehicle locking mechanism comprising:a control unit,
at least one electric drive, wherein the electric drive can be controlled by the control unit,
at least one illuminant that can be associated with the locking mechanism, wherein the illuminant is controllable based on a status of the locking mechanism and/or a vehicle component accommodating the locking mechanism which can be detected by the control unit, wherein the illuminant is integrated into a switching circuit of the electric drive, and
a plurality of voltage supply cables that are supplied voltage by the control unit and configured to energize the illuminant.

US Pat. No. 10,597,906

TAMPER-RESISTANT LOCK

ENGBAR INC, Las Vegas, N...

1. A locking system, comprising:a tamper-resistant lock, comprising:
a cylindrical lock body that includes a lower portion and an upper portion, the lower portion having a threaded stem, and the upper portion having a pocket formed into a circumferential sidewall of the upper portion and an engagement surface defining a pattern of engagement features;
a housing having a bore formed into a top surface thereof; and
a hidden component sized and shaped to fit within the housing, the hidden component comprising:
an internal lock base that defines a complementary threaded bore into which the threaded stem of the cylindrical lock body fastens; and
a padlock pin configured in size and shape to fit within a cavity formed in a sidewall of the internal lock base and to pass through an eye of a hasp or staple to thereby secure the internal lock base to the hasp or staple; and
a key operable for use with the tamper-resistant lock, comprising:
a cylindrical key body defining an engagement cavity configured to receive the engagement surface and the pocket of the upper portion of the cylindrical lock body;
a set of complementary engagement features defined by an interaction surface of the cylindrical key body;
a plurality of retractable engagement members disposed within corresponding openings defined by the cylindrical key body; and
a retractable collar at least partially covering the cylindrical key body.

US Pat. No. 10,597,905

FACILITATING SECURITY SCREENING OF TRAVELER'S LUGGAGE

David Tropp, Brooklyn, N...

1. Special locks for securing air travelers' luggage while facilitating an entity's Government-authorized luggage-screening of checked luggage that the travelers have locked with said special locks, said special locks comprising:each of said special locks includes both a master key lock portion and a traveler-operated lock portion, wherein:
said master key lock portion of each of said special locks is configured for the same master key to unlock and re-lock the lock for the authorized luggage-screening independently of a locked state of said traveler-operated lock portion of the same lock;
said traveler-operated lock portion of each of said special locks is configured to unlock and re-lock the lock independently of a locked state of the master key lock portion of the same lock;
said traveler-operated lock portion of one of said special locks is a three-dial combination lock;
said traveler-operated lock portion of another of said special locks is a four-dial combination lock; and
each of said special locks has the same prominent indicia configured to uniquely differentiate said special locks from locks that are not configured for the luggage-screening entity to unlock and re-lock with said master key for said authorized luggage-screening by said entity.

US Pat. No. 10,597,883

INFLATABLE GOLF STUDIO

Golf Pro Delivered, LLC, ...

11. A portable golf studio, comprising:an inflatable structure having a plurality of inflatable panels defining an interior space;
a projector screen selectively coupled to a panel of the plurality of panels;
a projector configured to project an image onto the projector screen;
a tracking system;
a computer operatively coupled to the projector and the tracking system, the computer having a memory storing a software application, which when executed, causes the projector to project an image onto the projector screen associated with data collected by the tracking system;
a skylight cutout defined through a panel of the plurality of inflatable panels, the skylight cutout having a first layer formed from a translucent material and a second layer formed from a substantially opaque material, the second layer configured to be placed in a first position, where light is inhibited from passing through the skylight cutout, and a second, retracted position, where light is permitted to pass through the skylight cutout.

US Pat. No. 10,597,879

SUPPORT PLATE FOR INSTALLING TILE

Laticrete International, ...

1. A support plate for installing facing materials on a substrate consisting of:a sheet material having a top surface and a bottom surface;
an underlay mat of non-woven fabric material having a first side bonded to the bottom surface of the sheet material and a second side that comprises only the non-woven fabric material of the underlay mat;
a plurality of openings residing in the sheet material extending through the sheet material and exposing the first side of the underlay mat through said plurality of openings;
a plurality of spaced apart adjacent raised portions and recesses of the sheet material residing across the support plate, said raised portions of the sheet material comprising different shaped raised portions,
whereby together the sheet material, the bonded underlay mat, the plurality of openings, and the plurality of spaced apart adjacent raised portions and recesses comprise a support plate ready for use in installing facing materials on the substrate whereby mortar applied over the support plate goes through the plurality of openings and contacts the exposed first side of the underlay mat.

US Pat. No. 10,597,873

REBAR HOLSTER SYSTEM

1. A rebar holster system comprising:a first vertical holster combination configured to be positioned within a base portion of a masonry wall, the first vertical holster combination including a first vertical holster comprising:
an upper portion having an opening, the opening of the upper portion having a greater diameter than a vertical reinforcing bar such that the upper portion is dimensioned and configured for loosely receiving a leading end of the vertical reinforcing bar dropped down through a vertical core formed from stacking concrete construction units above the base portion of the masonry wall,
a lower portion having a first securing means for securing the leading end of the vertical reinforcing bar to the vertical holster, and
a middle portion disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion for guiding the leading end of the vertical reinforcing bar from the opening of the upper portion to the first securing means of the lower portion; and
a second vertical holster combination configured to be positioned within the masonry wall adjacent an upper region of the vertical core in vertical alignment with the first vertical holster, the second vertical holster combination including a second vertical holster comprising a securing means for receiving a trailing end of the vertical reinforcing bar when the second vertical holster is in vertical alignment with the first vertical holster and a first horizontal holster disposed adjacent the second vertical holster configured for receiving a first horizontal reinforcing bar.

US Pat. No. 10,597,865

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECESSING A SUBFLOOR AND SHOWER STALL WITH A RECESSED SUBFLOOR FLOOR

1. A floor of a shower stall, the floor including:a combination of elongated brackets for recessing a portion of a subfloor in a room a predetermined amount relative to subflooring attached to a top surface of floor joists spanning across the room, the combination of brackets comprising at least:
an elongated L-bracket having a substantially vertical planar L-bracket leg extending upwardly from an intersection along a bottom edge with a substantially horizontal planar L-bracket flange, the substantially vertical planar L-bracket leg having a first height;
an elongated Z-bracket having a substantially planar vertical Z-bracket leg extending (i) upwardly from an intersection along a bottom edge with a substantially horizontal planar Z-bracket bottom flange, and (ii) downwardly from an intersection along a top edge with a substantially horizontal planar Z-bracket upper flange, the substantially vertical planar Z-bracket leg having a second height; and
elongated first and second joist brackets, each joist bracket being Z-shaped and comprising a substantially planar joist bracket vertical leg extending (i) upwardly from an intersection along a bottom edge with a substantially horizontal planar joist bracket bottom flange, and (ii) downwardly from an intersection along a top edge with a substantially horizontal planar joist bracket upper flange, the substantially vertical planar joist bracket leg having a third height, the joist bracket upper flange comprising a plurality of evenly spaced outwardly extending tabs further defining a plurality of cutouts between the tabs, the tabs of the first joist bracket configured to nest in the cutouts of the second joist bracket and the tabs of the second joist bracket configured to nest in the cutouts of the first joist bracket when installed on opposing sides of a floor joist;
at least one floor joist;
at least one shower stall wall;
at least one edge abutting a normal height subfloor;
wherein (i) the L-bracket is secured to the at least one shower stall wall, (ii) the Z-bracket is secured to the normal height subfloor at the at least one edge of the floor, and (iii) the first and second joist brackets are nested and secured to the at least one floor joist on opposing sides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,864

STRUCTURAL MEMBER ASSEMBLIES, BEAMS, AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES COMPRISING SAME

STORAGE STRUCTURES, INC.,...

1. A beam having an upper surface and comprising:a plurality of steel channel members that extend along a longitudinal axis, wherein the plurality of steel channel members cooperate to define: an interior volume that is configured to receive concrete therein; and a pair of upper surfaces that extend along the longitudinal axis and are spaced apart relative to a transverse axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis such that the upper surfaces are positioned on opposing sides of the interior volume, wherein the plurality of steel channel members comprises a first C-shaped channel member defining a channel therein and having:
a base wall;
first and second side walls extending perpendicularly from the base wall; and
first and second flanges respectively inwardly extending from the first and second side walls,
wherein the channel of the first C-shaped channel member defines a portion of the interior volume, and wherein the first and second flanges extend into the interior volume;
a plurality of internally projecting members spaced along the longitudinal axis, wherein the plurality of internally projecting members are coupled to the base wall of the first C-shaped channel member and extend into the interior volume;
a plurality of straps secured to each of the pair of spaced upper surfaces defined by the plurality of steel members, wherein each strap of the plurality of straps extends across the interior volume; and
a plurality of depending internally projecting components attached to, and extending downwardly from, the plurality of straps, wherein the plurality of depending internally projecting components are positioned between and spaced from the pair of spaced upper surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,597,863

LAMINATED BAMBOO PLATFORM AND CONCRETE COMPOSITE SLAB SYSTEM

Resource Fiber LLC, Home...

1. A composite slab, comprising:a plurality of boards of fibrous material affixed together to form a platform;
a concrete layer formed on a top surface of the platform; and
a plurality of connectors coupled between the platform and the concrete layer, wherein—
each of the plurality of connectors includes first and second portions,
the first portion of each of the plurality of connectors is positioned below the top surface of the platform and affixed to at least one of the plurality of boards of fibrous material,
the second portion of the each of the plurality of connectors is positioned above the top surface of the platform,
the second portions have reinforcing material coupled thereto with ties, and
the second portions and reinforcing material are embedded within the concrete layer;
wherein the plurality of connectors anchors the concrete layer atop the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,597,858

LAMP MODULE AND BIDET DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A lamp module comprising:a lamp having electrode terminals at opposing ends;
a bracket part including first and second brackets coupled to the opposing ends of the lamp to support the electrode terminals; and
a cover glass allowing the lamp and the bracket part to be inserted into and coupled to the cover glass and having a hollow such that one surface of the first bracket is exposed externally,
wherein a communication portion allowing the internal and external portions of the cover glass to communicate with each other is provided in the first bracket;
wherein the communication portion includes a side wall portion led inwardly from one surface of the first bracket and an opening and closing portion protruding toward one surface of the first bracket from a lower portion of the side wall portion and having a slit at an end portion; and
wherein the slit is opened when air inside the cover glass expands.

US Pat. No. 10,597,857

TOILET DEVICE AND TOILET SEAT DEVICE

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-sh...

1. A toilet device, comprising:a flush toilet including a bowl, a rim upper surface, and a water discharge port, the bowl receiving excrement, the rim upper surface being positioned on the bowl, the water discharge port discharging flushing water into the bowl to discharge the excrement from the bowl, the bowl including a flush region and a non-flush region, the flush region being where the flushing water passes, the non-flush region being positioned higher than the flush region and lower than the rim upper surface;
a toilet seat mounted on the flush toilet, the toilet seat being where a user is seated;
a spray device spraying a mist;
a detecting sensor detecting the user, the detecting sensor having a detecting state and a non-detecting state, the detecting state being a state in which the detecting sensor detects the user, and the non-detecting state being a state in which the detecting sensor does not detect the user; and
a controller controlling the spray device based on the detection information of the detecting sensor,
the controller executing
a pre-mist mode when the detecting sensor changes from the non-detecting state to the detecting state, the pre-mist mode including automatically controlling the spray device, spraying the mist onto the flush region and the non-flush region, and forming a water droplet or a water film by causing the mist to accumulate in the flush region and the non-flush region, and
an after-mist mode when the detecting sensor changes from the detecting state to the non-detecting state, the after-mist mode including automatically controlling the spray device to rinse away the water droplet or the water film formed in the non-flush region in the pre-mist mode by increasing a volume of the water droplet or the water film.

US Pat. No. 10,597,856

ELECTRONIC FILL VALVE AND ASSEMBLY

LAVELLE INDUSTRIES, INC.,...

1. A fill valve for a water storage tank, comprising:a riser assembly;
a valve housing mounted on an upper end of the riser assembly;
a pilot orifice in the valve housing;
a sensor coupled to the water storage tank, wherein:
the sensor comprises:
a PC board;
a logic and control module coupled to the PC board; and
a plurality of rods coupled to the PC board, wherein the plurality of rods further comprises:
a water over-flow rod;
a water off rod;
a water on rod; and
a ground rod; and
the sensor determines a water level within the water storage tank; and
a pilot valve means for opening and closing the pilot orifice in response to the sensor determining the water level in the fill tank.

US Pat. No. 10,597,853

MEASURING JIG AND HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR CALIBRATION METHOD

KOMATSU LTD., Minato-ku,...

7. The hydraulic excavator calibration method according to claim 6, comprising:projecting projection light from an external measurement apparatus to the prism mirror and measuring reflected light reflected from the prism mirror to measure a plurality of stewing positions of the revolving unit; and
calibrating the plurality of parameters based on the plurality of measured stewing positions.

US Pat. No. 10,597,849

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BURYING A PIPELINE IN A BED OF A BODY OF WATER

SAIPEM S.p.A., San Donat...

1. A method of burying a pipeline, the method comprising:making a trench with a bottom surface in a bed of a body of water by a bed working vehicle advanced in an advancing direction;
advancing, substantially in the advancing direction, a floating unit in the body of water;
controlling a release of the pipeline from the floating unit by at least one tensioner and along a tiltable lay device mounted on the floating unit such that the pipeline forms a single curve with an upward-facing concavity between the lay device and the bottom surface of the trench;
guiding the pipeline to the bottom surface of the trench by a guide vehicle advanced, substantially in the advancing direction, along the trench;
controlling the floating unit, the bed working vehicle, and the guide vehicle as a function of an advancement of the pipeline along the tiltable lay device to minimize stress along the pipeline in a section of the pipeline extending between the floating unit and the bottom surface of the trench;
acquiring an average advancing speed of the pipeline along the tiltable lay device; and
controlling an average advancing speed of the bed working vehicle and of the guide vehicle as a function of the acquired average advancing speed of the pipeline along the tiltable lay device.

US Pat. No. 10,597,848

BULLDOZER RAKE ASSEMBLY

1. A bulldozer rake assembly having a rake being pivotally coupled to a bulldozer blade wherein said assembly is configured to both rake and grade, said assembly comprising:a bulldozer blade being mountable on a bulldozer for grading, said bulldozer blade having a bottom edge, a top edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge;
a rake unit being pivotally coupled to said bulldozer blade, said rake unit being positionable in a deployed position having said rake unit being aligned with said bottom edge of said bulldozer blade wherein said rake unit is configured to engage roots and debris for grubbing, said rake unit being positionable in a stored position having said rake unit being aligned with said top edge of said bulldozer blade wherein said bulldozer blade is configured to engage earth for grading;
a first pivot being coupled to said bulldozer blade, said first pivot being positioned on said first lateral edge of said bulldozer blade, said first pivot being positioned closer to said top edge than said bottom edge;
a second pivot being coupled to said bulldozer blade, said second pivot being positioned on said second lateral edge of said bulldozer blade, said second pivot being positioned closer to said top edge than said bottom edge;
a stop being coupled to said bulldozer blade, said stop being positioned on said top edge, said stop being centrally positioned between said first and second lateral edges; and
said rake unit comprising
a member having a first end and a second end, said member being elongated between said first and second ends,
a pair of arms, each of said arms being coupled to a respective one of said first and second ends of said member, each of said arms being oriented perpendicular to an axis extending through said first and second ends of said member, each of said arms having a distal end with respect to said member, and
each of said arms having an aperture extending therethrough and being associated therewith, said aperture being aligned with said distal end of said associated arm, said distal end of each of said arms engaging a respective one of said first and second pivots on said bulldozer blade.

US Pat. No. 10,597,847

IMPLEMENT MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A CABLE USED FOR MOUNTING THE SAME TO A VEHICLE

SOUCY INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. An implement mounting assembly for mounting a work implement to a vehicle, the implement mounting assembly being mountable to the vehicle after having been positioned using a retractable cable operatively connected to the vehicle, the implement mounting assembly comprising:a frame having first and second longitudinally extending members, the first and second members each having a work implement support end and a vehicle attachment end, the first and second members being laterally spaced apart and defining a cable routing space between the first and second members;
an attachment point to which the cable extending through the cable routing space is attachable, the attachment point being connected at the work implement support end of at least one of the first and second longitudinally extending members; and
an auto-release cable management assembly disposed longitudinally between the attachment point and the vehicle attachment ends of the first and second longitudinally extending members, the auto-release cable management assembly including:
a hook supported by the first longitudinally extending member within the cable routing space;
a first underside guide surface supported by the first longitudinally extending member within the cable routing space, the first underside guide surface being shaped and positioned with respect to the hook to guide the cable within the cable routing space contacting the first underside guide surface towards the hook as the cable retracts;
a second underside guide surface supported by the second longitudinally extending member within the cable routing space, the second underside guide surface being shaped and positioned with respect to the hook to guide the cable within the cable routing space contacting the second underside guide surface towards the hook as the cable retracts; and
a gate structured and positioned with respect to the hook to be movable between an open position in which the hook is accessible to the cable and a closed position in which the hook is inaccessible to the cable, the gate being biased towards the closed position, the bias in the gate being overcomeable by the cable having a tension above a threshold tension;
whereby, when:
the implement mounting assembly is on a ground surface;
the cable extends from the vehicle through the cable routing space underneath the auto-release cable management assembly;
the cable is attached to the attachment point; and
the cable is retracted;
the cable is guided by at least one of the first underside guide surface and the second underside guide surface towards the hook;
the tension in the cable increases to above the threshold tension overcoming the bias in the gate and moving the gate towards the open position;
the cable accesses and is retained by the hook;
the work implement mounting assembly is lifted off the ground surface;
the tension in the cable decreases to be below the threshold tension; and
the gate moves towards the closed position releasing the cable from the hook.

US Pat. No. 10,597,844

SINGLE CYLINDER HYDRAULIC COUPLER

Diversified Products, LLC...

1. A single cylinder hydraulic coupler for coupling an attachment to a machine, the single cylinder hydraulic coupler comprising:a hydraulic cylinder system, the hydraulic cylinder system comprising:
a hydraulic cylinder, a return hose, a delivery hose, a cylinder rod, and a cylinder end, wherein
the hydraulic cylinder, the return hose, the delivery hose, and the cylinder rod are in fluid communication, and wherein
the hydraulic cylinder and the cylinder end are in mechanical communication;
a first pivot linkage in mechanical communication with the hydraulic cylinder system, the first pivot linkage comprising
a first pivot, a first pin, a first mount bolt, and a first mounting pin, wherein
the first pivot, the first pin, the first mount bolt, and the first mounting pin are in mechanical communication;
a second pivot linkage in mechanical communication with the hydraulic cylinder system, the second pivot linkage comprising
a second pivot, a second pin, a second mount bolt, and a second mounting pin, wherein
the second pivot, the second pin, the second mount bolt, and the second mounting pin are in mechanical communication;
a first spring system in mechanical communication with the first pivot linkage, the first spring system comprising
a first spring, a first proximal washer, a first distal washer, and a first retaining pin, wherein
the first spring, the first proximal washer, the first distal washer, and the first retaining pin are in mechanical communication;
a second spring system in mechanical communication with the second pivot linkage, the second spring system comprising,
a second spring, a second proximal washer, a second distal washer, and a second retaining pin, wherein
the second spring, the second proximal washer, the second distal washer, and the second retaining pin are in mechanical communication;
a first locking pin system in mechanical communication with the first spring system, the first locking pin system comprising
a first locking pin, a first mounting pin, a first locking pin link, and a first locking pin tube, wherein
the first locking pin, the first mounting pin, the first locking pin link, and the first locking pin tube are in mechanical communication; and
a second locking pin system in mechanical communication with the second spring system, the second locking pin system comprising
a second locking pin, a second mounting pin, a second locking pin link, and a second locking pin tube, wherein
the second locking pin, the second mounting pin, the second locking pin link, and the second locking pin tube are in mechanical communication.

US Pat. No. 10,597,841

FOUNDATION PILE INSTALLATION DEVICE

GBM Works B.V., The Hagu...

1. A foundation pile end piece, comprising:a) a ring-shape connection housing, wherein a proximal end of the ring-shape connection housing is configured to secure to a bottom end of an open-ended tube foundation pile;
b) a moveable tip, wherein a distal end of said ring-shape connection housing is configured to fixedly hold said moveable tip, wherein said moveable tip is disposed to oscillate transversely with respect to a central axis of said ring-shape connection housing, wherein said moveable tip is configured to displace soil from the bottom end of said open-ended tube foundation pile according to actuation of said oscillation, and wherein said moveable tip comprises an array of said moveable tips arranged around said ring-shape connection housing forming a closed circular moveable tip array at said open-ended tube foundation pile bottom end.

US Pat. No. 10,597,839

WAVE DAMPING STRUCTURES

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A seismic wave damping structure comprising:a structural arrangement including at least one pair of elements, each of the elements angled with respect to a vertical, the elements extending into the earth and toward a protection zone, the at least one pair of elements thus forming a tapered aperture, the structural arrangement defining the protection zone at an upper portion of the tapered aperture,
each of the elements defining an inner volume and containing therein a medium resistant to passage of an anticipated seismic wave in earth having a wavelength at least one order of magnitude greater than a cross-sectional dimension of the inner volume of each of the elements, wherein the medium resistant to passage of the anticipated seismic wave in earth is at least one of air, gas, water, and viscous fluid,
wherein the structural arrangement is configured to attenuate power from the anticipated seismic wave within the protection zone relative to power from the anticipated seismic wave external to the protection zone.

US Pat. No. 10,597,837

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WATER CONTROL

RiverRestoration.org, LLC...

1. A barrier system for prevention of migration of an aquatic species, the system comprising:a flow velocity barrier extending from a first side to a second side across a body of water, the body of water comprising an upstream portion upstream from the flow velocity barrier and a downstream portion downstream from the flow velocity barrier;
one or more adjustable barrier sills of the flow velocity barrier, the one or more adjustable barrier sills comprising an approach surface extending at least partially perpendicular to a direction of water flow in the body of water, the approach surface vertically contracting a volume of water flow in the body of water;
a plurality of flow guide structures of the flow velocity barrier, the plurality of flow guide structures each disposed adjacent to a respective adjustable barrier sill of the one or more adjustable barrier sills, each of the plurality of flow guide structures comprising an elongated wall extending at least partially along the direction of water flow between a downstream end and an upstream nose end, the plurality of flow guide structures horizontally containing the volume of water flow in the body of water and directing the volume of water flow in the body of water over the one or more adjustable barrier sills of the flow velocity barrier, the flow velocity barrier generating a velocity of flow in the body of water; and
a control system controlling the flow velocity barrier based on a target velocity, the target velocity determined based on a swimming capability of at least one aquatic species, the control system adjusting the velocity of flow in the body of water based on the target velocity using the flow velocity barrier until a migration of the at least one aquatic species is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,597,832

PAINT-STRIPING LASER GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY

LaserLine Mfg., Inc., Re...

1. A paint-striping guidance system, comprising:an outrigger attachable to a paint-striping machine;
a light-emitting device carried by the outrigger, wherein the light-emitting device is configured to form a planar light region having a vertical orientation and a visible indicator line to follow for projection onto an underfoot surface and/or a target surface; and
a mounting assembly configured to provide an adjustable connection between the light-emitting device and the outrigger, wherein the mounting assembly includes an adjustment mechanism operable to move the light-emitting device relative to the paint-striping machine and thereby change a yaw angle of the planar light region.

US Pat. No. 10,597,830

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DRAINAGE OF A SURFACE LAYER

1. A drainage assembly, comprising:a subgrade material having a bottom surface and at least one side surface that forms an angle with the bottom surface;
a first layer of a first material disposed on the bottom surface and the at least one side surface;
a passage disposed on or in the first layer; and
a second layer of a second material disposed above the passage and the first layer;
wherein the first material is coarser than the second material;
wherein an angle of repose of the second material is equal to or steeper than the angle;
wherein a membrane material is disposed on a top surface and a plurality of side surfaces of the passage that is a hollow member, but is not disposed on a bottom surface of the passage.

US Pat. No. 10,597,825

APPARATUS FOR FORMING BLANKS FROM FIBROUS MATERIAL

Henry Molded Products, In...

1. An apparatus for forming blanks from fibrous material, comprising:a die configured to be inserted into a slurry of fibrous material, and having a molding screen and a porous body with a plurality of perforations extending there through;
wherein said molding screen presents a smooth molding surface provided on the top surface to hold the fibrous material and allow water to drain from the fibrous material through the plurality of perforations.

US Pat. No. 10,597,812

DRUM WASHING MACHINE

Aqua Co., Ltd., (JP) Qin...

1. A drum washing machine, comprising:an outer tub disposed in a housing;
a drum disposed in the outer tub and being rotatable by using a horizontal axis or an inclination axis inclined relative to a horizontal direction as a center;
a rotating body disposed in the drum and provided with a protruding part in contact with washings on a surface; and
a driving part configured to rotate the drum and the rotating body,
wherein the driving part comprises:
a driving motor;
a first belt wheel fixed to a rotating shaft of the drum;
a second belt wheel fixed to a rotating shaft of the rotating body;
a first motor belt wheel fixed to a motor shaft of the driving motor and connected with the first belt wheel via a first transmission belt;
a second motor belt wheel connected with the second belt wheel via a second transmission belt, the second motor belt wheel rotatably connected to the motor shaft of the driving motor such that the second motor belt wheel is freely rotatable around the motor shaft; and
a clutch mechanism part configured for switching a driving form of the driving part between a first driving form, in which the drum and the rotating body rotate at different rotating speeds along with rotation of the driving motor through connection of the motor shaft and the second motor belt wheel in such a manner that the rotation of the motor shaft is capable of being transmitted to the second motor belt wheel, and a second driving form, in which the motor shaft is disconnected from the second motor belt wheel in such a manner that the rotation of the motor shaft is not transmitted to the second motor belt wheel;
wherein the clutch mechanism part is connected to the motor shaft of the driving motor and is operative to engage with the second motor belt wheel in the first driving form and to disengage from the second motor belt wheel in the second driving form.

US Pat. No. 10,597,811

WASHING OR WASHING/DRYING MACHINE COMPRISING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT GENERATOR

Indesit Company S.p.A., ...

1. A washing or washing/drying machine comprising:a frame;
an oscillating assembly comprising a tub to contain a washing liquid, wherein the oscillating assembly is configured to oscillate relative to the frame in response to movement of the tub;
a counterweight rigidly fastened to the tub to oscillate with the tub; and
a generator mounted to the counterweight and configured for transforming the oscillation of the oscillating assembly into an electric current.

US Pat. No. 10,597,809

WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCES INCLUDING A DAMPER

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A washing machine appliance, comprising:a cabinet;
a tub disposed within the cabinet; and
a passive pneumatic damper attached to the tub within the cabinet, the passive pneumatic damper comprising
a rod extending between a first end portion and a second end portion, the rod coupled to the cabinet at the first end portion of the rod,
a casing comprising a body defining a damping chamber and an axis of motion, the body comprising a first end cap and an oppositely-positioned second end cap, the body further comprising a sidewall positioned about the second end portion of the rod and extending between the first end cap and the second end cap,
a piston disposed within the casing and slidable along the axis of motion within the damping chamber, the piston coupled to the rod at the second end portion of the rod,
wherein the body defines a passive air aperture extending in fluid communication between the damping chamber and an ambient atmosphere, the passive air aperture limiting a damping force of the piston within the damping chamber,
wherein the passive pneumatic damper further comprises a variable orifice valve in fluid communication with the damping chamber between the passive air aperture and the ambient atmosphere, the variable orifice valve comprising a motor directing air restriction through the variable orifice valve,
wherein the washing machine appliance further comprises a controller in communication with the motor and a movement sensor mounted to the tub in communication with the controller to detect movement of the tub, the movement sensor comprising an accelerometer or gyroscope, and
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a movement signal from the movement sensor,
determine the movement signal exceeds a predetermined threshold of movement magnitude, and
direct the motor to increase the air restriction through the variable orifice valve in response to the movement signal exceeding the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,597,807

FRONT-LOADING WASHING MACHINE HAVING ROTATABLE OBSERVATION WINDOWED DOOR

QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHIN...

1. A drum-type washing machine having a rotatable viewing window comprising: a front panel of a housing of the washing machine, an access opening provided on the front panel, and a viewing window disposed on the access opening, wherein a hinge component is provided between the viewing window and the front panel of the housing to allow the rotation of the viewing window along a horizontal orientation and along a vertical orientation to an open position;wherein the hinge component includes a fixed mounting plate, a connecting arm, and a hinge shaft, wherein one end of the hinge shaft is provided with a hinge and the other end of the hinge shaft is provided with a hinge shaft rotation limiting device;
wherein the hinge further includes a connecting arm provided with a rotating shaft at its end and a stopper groove provided at the outer end surface of the hinge shaft, the rotating shaft of the connecting arm is disposed in the stopper groove;
and the hinge shaft rotation limiting device includes a brake arm and a stopper plate, wherein the brake arm is fixedly connected to the hinge shaft and the hinge shaft is movably connected to the stopper plate, and the stopper plate is fixedly connected to the fixed mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,597,805

KNITTED FABRIC AND METHOD FOR KNITTING SAME

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A knitted fabric having a base and a plurality of ridge portions formed in parallel to each other along a knitting direction on the base, characterized in that:each of the ridge portions comprises a top portion and two side wall portions, the top portion being formed by a stitch row extending in the knitting direction, each of the two side wall portions being formed by a stitch row extending in the knitting direction and knitted such that it is knitted in the base at the base side thereof and engaged with the top portion at the top portion side thereof to couple the top portion to the base;
at least one of the top portion and two side wall portions has a different color arranged thereon from the others of the top portion and two side wall portions;
the top portion is formed by at least two chain-stitch rows and has a structure in which the at least two chain-stitch rows are coupled to each other by a coupling yarn;
each of the two side wall portions is formed by a chain-stitch row identical to the chain-stitch rows of the top portion;
the chain-stitch rows of the side wall portions are engaged with the top portion in a state where loops formed on the top portion sides thereof are inserted in the chain-stitch rows of the top portion, and are connected at the base sides thereof to the base; and
the knitted fabric has a structure in which positions connected to the base of adjacent side wall portions between the ridge portions adjacent to each other are spaced a predetermined distance from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,802

LOOM FOR PRODUCING WOVEN MATERIAL, HAVING INCORPORATED KNITTING THREADS OR COVER THREADS

Textilma AG, (CH)

1. A weaving loom for producing a woven material with incorporated knitting threads, comprisinga shed forming device for forming a shed constituted by warp threads with at least an upper shed and a lower shed,
a weft-insertion device for inserting weft-threads,
a reed for stopping of inserted weft-threads,
a device for incorporating at least two knitting threads,wherein the device for incorporating the knitting threads comprises, for each knitting thread, the following:a feeding device for the knitting thread,
for each knitting thread a dipping guide needle comprising a thread guiding eye for the knitting thread which can be dipped between warp threads into the shed all the way below the insertion path of the weft-insertion device,
wherein each of the dipping guide needles is slidingly arranged transversely to the warp direction, whereby each of the dipping guide needles can be moved across the width of the woven material,characterized by comprisinga combing shaft comprising a plurality of teeth with intermediate spaces arranged therebetween for guiding the knitting threads, wherein the combing shaft comprising a plurality of teeth is arranged transversely to the direction of the warp thread behind the stop position of the reed,
a device for moving the combing shaft transversely to the direction of the warp thread,
further, a device for rotating the combing shaft around an axis in the direction of the warp thread,wherein the teeth of the combing shaft comprise means, which are designed in such manner that the teeth can retain the knitting threads in at least one rotational position of the combing shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,597,801

SHIRT CUTTING JIG AND PROCESS FOR CONVERTING SHIRTS INTO YARN

1. A process for converting a textile into yarn, comprising the steps of:providing a jig, the jig having a base, a clamping bar, a comb-shaped clamping panel and a cutting fence;
mounting a tubular body of a textile flat on a top surface of the base of the jig, the tubular body mounted on the base having first and second folded edges and first and second open ends;
securing, to the base, the clamping bar over the first folded edge of the tubular body to secure the first folded edge to the base;
securing, to the base, the clamping panel over the second folded edge of the tubular body to secure the second folded edge to the base, and wherein securing includes positioning the clamping panel relative to a position of the second folded edge of the tubular body so that a plurality of teeth of the clamping panel extend onto the tubular body and portions of the second folded edge are accessible within gaps disposed between the teeth;
mounting the cutting fence on the jig at a first position extending from the clamping bar to the clamping panel;
cutting, using the cutting fence as a cutting guide, a strip of material of the tubular body, the cut strip of material extending from the second folded edge of the tubular body to a position adjacent to but not extending fully to the first folded edge;
repositioning the cutting fence on the jig by mounting the cutting fence to a position adjacent to the cutting fence's prior position, the repositioned cutting fence extending from the clamping bar to the clamping panel;
repeating the cutting and repositioning steps multiple times until a substantial portion of the tubular body is cut into multiple strips of material;
removing from the jig the tubular body with the multiple strips of material;
opening the tubular body with the multiple strips of material at the first folded edge;
cutting, at the opened first folded edge, each of the strips of material in a diagonal pattern to produce from the tubular body a single strip of material;
converting the single strip of material into a single strip of yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,800

NOZZLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING KNOTTED YARN

HEBERLEIN AG, Wattwil (C...

1. A nozzle for manufacturing knotted yarn comprising:a yarn duct, defining a conveying direction for yarn to be knotted, while the yarn is flowing through the nozzle, in which knots are producible with aid of air entanglement to produce the knotted yarn, and the yarn duct having an inlet opening and an outlet opening and at least one air bore having a longitudinal axis (A) located between the inlet opening and outlet opening,
wherein said at least one air bore merges with the yarn duct in a merging opening and air is introducible into the yarn duct through the at least one air bore,
the longitudinal axis (A) of the at least one air bore being disposed at an angle of less than 90° in relation to the yarn duct to assist with producing knots in the yarn to be knotted as the yarn to be knotted flows in the conveying direction (B) through the yarn duct,
a baffle face being configured on an opposite side of the merging opening of the at least one air bore into the yarn duct, and said baffle face is substantially perpendicular in relation to the longitudinal axis (A) of the at least one air bore, and
said baffle face being inclined with respect to the conveying direction (B) of the yarn to be knotted as the yarn to be knotted flows in the conveying direction (B) through the yarn duct.

US Pat. No. 10,597,799

AIR-JET TYPE SPINNING DEVICE

SAVIO MACCHINE TESSILI S....

1. Air-jet type spinning device (4) comprising:a body (8) including a hollow portion which delimits a spinning chamber (12),
a fibre feeding device (16), facing said spinning chamber (12) so as to feed the fibres into the spinning chamber (12),
a spinning spindle (20) wherein a portion is inserted in the spinning chamber (12) and fitted with a spinning channel (24) defining a spinning direction (X-X),
a portion of the spinning chamber (12) is delimited by an outer side wall (32), opposite the spinning spindle (20), wherein the outer side wall (32) of the spinning chamber (12) comprises two spiral threads (36?, 36?) coaxial and staggered with each other by 180°, and wherein the spinning device (4) comprises at least two channels (28?, 28?), each sending a jet of compressed air in one of the two spiral threads (36?, 36?),
wherein at least one channel (28) of the at least two channels (28?, 28?) is oriented so as to direct the jet of compressed air towards at least one thread (36) of the two spiral threads (36?, 36?) in order to be guided and oriented by the latter.

US Pat. No. 10,597,794

HIGH PURITY POLYMER DERIVED 3C SIC, METHODS COMPOSITIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Pallidus, Inc., Albany, ...

1. A SiC boule for use as a semiconductor, the SiC boule consisting essentially of 3C—SiC, the 3C—SiC formed by the steps comprising: curing of a liquid SiOC precursor formulation to form a cured SiOC solid material having a purity of at least 99.999%; pyrolyzing the SiOC solid material to form SiC particles having a purity of at least 99.999%; and, vapor deposition of the SiC particles, at a temperature from about 1,300 to about 1,700° C., to form a boule consisting essentially of 3C SiC and a purity of at least 99.999%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,791

SILVER-PLATED PRODUCT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD.,...

1. A silver-plated product comprising:a base material; and
a surface layer of silver having a purity of 99.9% or more, the surface layer being formed on the base material,
wherein the surface layer has a preferred orientation plane which is {111} plane, and a ratio of the full-width at half maximum of an X-ray diffraction peak on {111} plane after heating the silver-plated product at 50° C. for 168 hours to the full-width at half maximum of an X-ray diffraction peak on {111} plane before the heating of the silver-plated product is not less than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,597,789

OXYHYDROGEN GAS SUPPLY EQUIPMENT

EPOCH ENERGY TECHNOLOGY C...

1. An oxyhydrogen gas supply equipment, comprising:a gas supply unit including
an electrolysis device that is capable of generating hydrogen gas and oxygen gas through electrolysis, and
an oxygen gas delivery pipeline and a hydrogen gas delivery pipeline that are connected to said electrolysis device;
an allocating unit including
a buffer tank that is connected to said oxygen gas delivery pipeline of said gas supply unit, and
a throttle valve that is connected to said buffer tank and that is operable to regulate output of the oxygen gas from said buffer tank; and
a mixing unit including
a mixing tank that is directly connected to said hydrogen gas delivery pipeline of said gas supply unit and said throttle valve of said allocating unit and that is adapted for mixing the hydrogen gas from said hydrogen gas delivery pipeline and the oxygen gas from said throttle valve to form oxyhydrogen gas,
an output pipeline that is connected to said mixing tank and that is operable to discharge the oxyhydrogen gas from said mixing tank to outside, and
a detector for detecting oxygen gas content of the oxyhydrogen gas inside said mixing tank to regulate the output of the oxygen gas from said throttle valve.

US Pat. No. 10,597,785

SINGLE OXIDE METAL DEPOSITION CHAMBER

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A deposition chamber, comprising:a gas distribution plate disposed in a chamber body;
a metal target disposed in a peripheral portion of the chamber body;
a substrate support disposed below the gas distribution plate, wherein the substrate support is adjustable in a vertical direction between a first position and a second position below the first position;
a first processing volume disposed between the gas distribution plate and the substrate support when the substrate support is in the first position; and
a second processing volume disposed between the metal target and the substrate support when the substrate support is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,784

COLD SPRAY NOZZLE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A spray nozzle comprising:a body having a flow passage, wherein at least along a portion of the flow passage the body has a depth-wise compositional variation comprising:
a cemented carbide first region; and
a cemented carbide second region closer to the flow passage than the first region and having a higher boron content than a boron content, if any, of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,597,782

DEVICE FOR COATING ONE OR MORE YARNS BY A VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Velizy-...

1. A device for coating one or more yarns by a vapor deposition method, the device comprising:a treatment chamber defining at least a first treatment zone and a second treatment zone in which at least one yarn is to be coated by performing a vapor deposition method, the first and second zones extending along a longitudinal direction and being separated by a wall and the first zone completely surrounding the second zone, and the wall completely surrounding the second zone and extending along said longitudinal direction;
a conveyor system configured to transport said at least one yarn through the first and second zones;
a first injector configured to inject a first treatment gas into the first zone and a first removal device configured to remove the residual first treatment gas from the first zone; and
a second injector configured to inject a second treatment gas into the second zone, and a second removal device configured to remove the residual treatment second gas from the second zone.

US Pat. No. 10,597,780

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, HEATER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kokusai Electric Corporat...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a wafer retainer configured to support a plurality of wafers;
an upright cylindrical process vessel where the plurality of wafers supported by the wafer retainer is processed;
a seal cap configured to cover an opening at a lower end of the process vessel;
a first heater configured to heat an inside of the process vessel from a lateral side thereof;
an insulating unit disposed between the seal cap and the wafer retainer in the process vessel; and
a second heater facing at least one of the plurality of wafers supported by the wafer retainer disposed above the insulating unit, wherein the second heater is configured to heat the at least one of the plurality of wafers, the second heater comprising: a pillar penetrating centers of the seal cap and the insulating unit; an annular member made of a tubular member connected to and concentric with the pillar; a pair of connecting parts connecting end portions of the annular member to the pillar; and a heating element disposed inside the annular member,
wherein the second heater further comprises an expanding part disposed on an upper end of the pillar, the expanding part having a diameter greater than a diameter of the pillar and at least twice larger than a diameter of the tubular member.

US Pat. No. 10,597,779

SUSCEPTOR POSITION AND RATIONAL APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

12. A processing chamber comprising:a vacuum chamber having a bottom with an opening therethrough;
a shaft extending through the opening, the shaft supporting a susceptor within the vacuum chamber;
a bearing assembly including a spherical roller bearing positioned around the shaft to form a seal between the shaft and the vacuum chamber; and
a positioning system comprising a bottom plate, a top plate and at least three actuators positioned between and in contact with the bottom plate and the top plate, each of the actuators having a body and a rod positioned within the body, each rod being slidably movable along an axis of the body to move the top plate closer to or further from the bottom plate, each actuator is in contact with a v-block on the top plate, each v-block having a groove aligned radially with respect to a center of the top plate and facing the bottom plate so that the rod end can move along a length of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,597,778

ALD METHOD AND APPARATUS INCLUDING A PHOTON SOURCE

Picosun Oy, Espoo (FI)

1. A deposition method, comprising:providing a channel for a substrate through a deposition apparatus;
feeding precursor vapor into the channel, wherein the precursor vapor comprises a first precursor species and a second precursor source gas, the second precursor source gas functioning as carrier gas for the first precursor species;
depositing material from the precursor vapor onto the substrate on its way through the deposition apparatus by exposing the substrate to the precursor vapor and to alternating photon exposure and shade periods within the channel; and
defining the photon exposure and shade periods by shading the substrate surface so that an area of shade has the shade period and a non-shaded area the photon exposure period.

US Pat. No. 10,597,776

PROCESS FOR COATING AN ARTICLE AND COATING PRODUCED THEREBY

1. A method for coating an object, comprising applying a coating having one or more coating layers to the object,wherein at least one coating layer is formed essentially from aluminum, titanium and nitrogen,
wherein the at least one coating layer comprises, at least in some regions, mutually adjoining lamellae of varying chemical composition and is deposited with an average composition of AlxTi(1-x)N with 0.70?x?0.90, and at a pressure of 10 mbar to 80 mbar from a gas phase having at least one aluminum precursor and at least one titanium precursor,
wherein the molar ratio of aluminum to titanium is adjusted so that the lamellae of varying chemical composition are each formed with a cubic structure, wherein lamellae with a composition of AlxTi(1-x)N having a higher Al content than Ti content and a cubic structure alternate consecutively with lamellae with a composition of Ti(1-x)AlxN having a higher Ti content than Al content and also a cubic structure, and
wherein with the preservation of the cubic structure, aluminum and titanium can be partially replaced by other metals, and nitrogen can be partially replaced by oxygen and/or carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,597,775

FILM FORMING METHOD AND FILM FORMING APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A film forming method by a film forming apparatus configured to form a film on part of a work,the film forming apparatus comprising:
a film forming vessel comprising a first mold and a second mold that is arranged to be opposed to the first mold, the first mold comprising a first recessed portion and a first planar portion arranged around the first recessed portion and an exhaust port in a bottom portion of the first recessed portion, and
a seal member placed between the first planar portion of the first mold and the second mold, the seal member being configured to keep inside of the film forming vessel airtight when the film forming vessel is closed,
wherein the work is placed away from the first planar portion such that a film formation target part of the work faces an internal space of the first recessed portion when the film forming vessel is closed, and the film forming vessel sandwiches the work between the first mold and the second mold via the seal member positioned in between the first mold and the second mold when the film forming vessel is in a closed state,
the film forming method comprising:
(a) forming a film on part of the work by the film forming apparatus;
(b) regulating an internal pressure of the film forming vessel to make the internal pressure of the film forming vessel lower than a pressure outside of the film forming vessel;
(c) moving the first mold relative to the work in a direction of separating away from each other and opening the film forming vessel after (a) and (b); and
(d) from a time immediately before the film forming vessel is opened to a time when the film forming vessel has been opened, evacuating the film forming vessel via the exhaust port.

US Pat. No. 10,597,771

RARE EARTH THIN-FILM MAGNET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A rare earth thin-film magnet of a Nd—Fe—B film formed by heat-treating an amorphous film deposited directly on a Si substrate, and having a film thickness of 10 ?m or more and 160 ?m or less, a composition consisting of Nd, Fe and B, and a structure consisting of Nd2Fe14B crystal grains mixed with crystal grains of a non-magnetic Nd-rich phase, wherein the composition has a Nd content which is larger than the stoichiometric content of Nd2Fe14B and satisfies a compositional condition depending on the thickness of the Nd—Fe—B alloy film such that, in a case where the thickness is 70 ?m or less, 70 ?m to 115 ?m excluding 70 ?m, or 115 ?m to 160 ?m excluding 115 ?m, a ratio of Nd/(Nd+Fe) in terms of atomic % is in a range of 0.15?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, 0.18?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, or 0.20?Nd/(Nd+Fe)?0.25, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,597,770

VAPOR DEPOSITION SOURCE, VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR-DEPOSITED FILM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A vapor deposition source having a surface which has a plurality of openings via which vapor deposition particles are ejected, the vapor deposition source being configured to have a first length in a first direction and a second length in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, the first length being longer than the second length, the first direction and the second direction being in a same plane,the plurality of openings each having a slit shape defined by (i) two first sides which face each other and (ii) two second sides which face each other, the two first sides being parallel to the first direction and being equal in length, the two second sides being parallel to the second direction and being equal in length, the plurality of openings being arranged, at regular intervals, linearly along the first direction,
the two first sides each being not less than 4 times and not more than 50 times as long as each of the two second sides,
the two second sides each having a length of not less than 1 mm and not greater than 5 mm,
the plurality of openings each having a depth in a third direction that is orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, the depth being not less than 5 mm and not greater than 20 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,768

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing an organic semiconductor element, comprisinga step of forming a vapor deposition pattern on a vapor deposition target by using a support-equipped vapor deposition mask in which a vapor deposition mask is fixed to a metal support member, wherein
the vapor deposition mask includes: a metal mask in which a through-hole is provided; and a resin mask in which openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are provided at a position overlapping the through-hole,
wherein the metal mask and the resin mask are stacked,
wherein the resin mask has a first surface arranged to face the vapor deposition target and an opposed second surface,
wherein the metal mask covers at least a portion of the second surface of the resin mask,
wherein the metal mask has a general region in which the through-hole is provided and a thick region larger in thickness than the general region, and
wherein the through-hole in the metal mask is tapered inwardly toward the second surface of the resin mask.

US Pat. No. 10,597,767

NANOPARTICLE FABRICATION

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

1. A method for fabricating a nanoparticle on a substrate, the method comprising:depositing a substance directly onto the substrate by a pattern generation process that defines an at least one portion of the deposited substance having a diameter D and an effective thickness T; and
heating the at least one portion of the substance at a temperature less than the melting temperature of the substance and for a time sufficient so that the at least one portion of the substance beads up on the substrate due to cohesive forces of the at least one portion of the substance being greater than adhesive forces between the substrate and the at least one portion of the substance, thereby forming the nanoparticle on the substrate,
wherein the substance consists of a first metal, wherein the first metal consists of gold, silver, copper, or aluminum, and the substrate consists of a second metal, wherein the second metal consists of platinum or palladium, and
wherein the effective thickness T is selected to provide a nanoparticle diameter d with a reduction factor r of less than about 1.0, and wherein d=r D and r=((3T)/(2D))1/3.

US Pat. No. 10,597,766

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK PREPARATION BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for producing an organic semiconductor element, comprisinga step of forming a vapor deposition pattern on a vapor deposition target by using a frame-equipped vapor deposition mask in which a vapor deposition mask is fixed to a frame, wherein
the vapor deposition mask fixed to the frame in the step of forming the vapor deposition pattern includes: a metal mask in which a slit is provided; and a resin mask in which openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are provided at a position of overlapping with the slit, the metal mask and the resin mask being stacked, wherein the resin mask has a first surface arranged to face the vapor deposition target and an opposed second surface, the metal mask covers at least a portion of the second surface of the resin mask, the metal mask has a general region in which the slit is provided and a thick region larger in thickness than the general region, and the general region of the metal mask contacts the resin mask directly or through an interposed adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,597,758

CEMENTED CARBIDE WITH IMPROVED TOUGHNESS

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. A cemented carbide comprising:1.5 wt % to 20 wt % of carbide or carbonitride including at least one of tantalum (Ta), niobium (Nb), and titanium (Ti);
4 wt % to 10 wt % of cobalt (Co); and
a tungsten carbide (WC) as well as unavoidable impurities as a remainder,
wherein a cubic phase free layer (CFL), in which the carbide or the carbonitride is not formed, is formed from a surface of the cemented carbide to a depth of 5 ?m to 50 ?m,
wherein,
an upper portion of the CFL is defined from a center of the CFL to a surface of the CFL,
a lower portion of the CFL is defined from the center of the CFL to a boundary of a bottom of a base material,
a size of the Co structure is defined as a length of a major axis of a Co structure, in which a ratio of the length of the major axis of the Co structure formed in the CFL to a length of a minor axis thereof is 5 or less, and
a size of the largest Co structure in the lower portion of the CFL is 1.3 times or less a size of the largest Co structure in the upper portion of the CFL.

US Pat. No. 10,597,756

TITANIUM ALUMINIDE INTERMETALLIC COMPOSITIONS

General Electric Company,...

1. A low pressure turbine blade of gas turbine engine comprising a titanium aluminide intermetallic composition based on a gamma TiAl intermetallic compound, the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition consisting of, by atomic percent, 46 to 50% aluminum, 1 to 3% chromium, 1 to 5% niobium, 160 to 470 ppm carbon, titanium and incidental impurities in amounts to yield the gamma TiAl intermetallic compound, wherein the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition exhibits a minimum room temperature ductility of not lower than 0.5%, and wherein the titanium aluminide intermetallic composition exhibits an average room temperature ductility of at least 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,754

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR SELECTIVE RARE EARTH EXTRACTION WITH SULPHUR RECOVERY

VALE S.A., Rio De Janeir...

1. A process for rare earth extraction from monazite or bastnasite bearing ores or ore beneficiation or industrial waste comprising an amount of rare earth elements as oxides, phosphates, carbonates or sulfates, the method consisting of (i) controlled mixing between sulfuric acid and the monazite or the bastnasite bearing ores or the ore beneficiation or the industrial waste; and (ii) water leaching under controlled conditions,wherein the controlled mixing is performed from 5 to 240 minutes at a temperature above room temperature to 80° C., and a speed of 100-300 rpm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,752

METHOD FOR PRE-TREATMENT OF GOLD-BEARING OXIDE ORES

BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION,...

1. A system, comprising:a reactor that mixes a precious metal material, activated carbon, and an oxidant to form a pre-treated slurry;
a separator that separates the activated carbon from the pre-treated slurry to form a carbon-depleted slurry;
an activated carbon recycle system, interconnected and in fluid communication with the separator and the reactor, that recycles the separated activated carbon from the separator to the reactor; and
a leaching system that contacts, after separating the activated carbon from the pre-treated slurry, a lixivant with the carbon-depleted slurry, wherein the reactor, the separator and the leaching system are interconnected and in fluid-communication with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,597,751

LIGAND ASSISTED CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR METAL ION SEPARATION

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A process for isolating a substantially pure (95% or higher) rare earth element (REE) comprising the steps of:a. dissolving a mixture containing REEs in a strong acid to result in a dissolved mixture of metal ions, including that of REEs;
b. capturing metal ions of REEs in a first set of chromatographic columns comprising strong acid cation exchange resins;
c. washing said first set of chromatographic columns with a salt solution to remove non-adsorbing metal ions;
d. eluting metal ions of REES from said first set of chromatographic columns with a first ligand solution to result in a solution of enriched metal ions of REEs;
e. loading said solution of enriched metal ions of REEs onto a second set of chromatographic columns; and
f. eluting bound metal ions of REEs stepwise from said second set of chromatographic columns using a second ligand solution to afford a substantially pure REE, wherein said second set of chromatographic columns comprising hydrous polyvalent metal oxide selected from the group consisting of TiO2, ZrO2, or SnO2 and wherein ligand of said second ligand solution coordinates with said hydrous polyvalent metal oxide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,747

COATED STEEL STRIPS, COATED STAMPED PRODUCTS AND METHODS

ArcelorMittal, Luxembour...

1. A process for making a hot stamped coated steel sheet product, comprising:(A) heating an aluminum- or aluminum alloy pre-coated steel sheet in a furnace preheated to a temperature and during a time defined by trapezoid ABCD having heating time, temperature coordinates of about A (3 minutes, 930° C.), B (6 minutes, 930° C.), C (13 minutes, 880° C.) and D (4.5 minutes, 880° C.) if thickness of said sheet is greater than or equal to 0.7 mm and less than or equal to 1.5 mm, and by trapezoid EFGH having heating time, temperature coordinates of about E (4 minutes, 940° C.), F (8 minutes, 940° C.), G (13 minutes, 900° C.), and H (6.5 minutes, 900° C.) if thickness of said sheet is greater than 1.5 mm and less than or equal to 3 mm, at a heating rate Vc between 20 and 700° C. comprised between 4 and 12° C./s, to obtain a heated blank;
(B) transferring said heated blank to a die; and
(C) stamping said heated blank in said die, to thereby obtain a hot stamped steel sheet product,
wherein the said heated product is cooled at a rate of at least 50° C./s during an interval between when said product exits said furnace and when said product reaches 400° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,745

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

ARCELORMITTAL, Luxembour...

1. A cold-rolled and annealed steel sheet, having a chemical composition consisting of with contents expressed by weight percent:0.10?C?0.13%
2.4?Mn?2.8%
0.30?Si?0.55%
0.30?Cr?0.56%
0.020?Ti?0.050%
0.0020?B?0.0040%
0.005?Al?0.050%
Mo?0.010%
Nb?0.040%
0.002?N?0.008%
S?0.005%
P?0.020%,
and a remainder consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities resulting from smelting, wherein the steel sheet has a microstructure consisting of, in surface proportions:
martensite and/or lower bainite, a sum of the surface proportions of martensite and lower bainite being comprised between 60 and 95%,
4 to 35% of low carbide containing bainite, containing less than 100 carbides per surface unit of 100 square micrometers,
0 to 5% of ferrite, and
less than 5% of retained austenite in island form, and
wherein the martensite consists of fresh martensite and/or self-tempered martensite, a sum of the surface proportions of self-tempered martensite and lower bainite being comprised between 40 and 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,744

METHOD FOR TREATING TOUGHNESS AND HARDNESS OF DRILL BIT BUTTONS

EPIROC DRILLING TOOLS AKT...

1. A method, performed by a centrifuge, for treating toughness and hardness of drill bit buttons, wherein the centrifuge comprises a chamber formed by a stationary side wall and a bottom which is rotatable around a rotation axis,the bottom comprising one or more protrusions which at least partly extends between the rotation axis and the side wall,
the side wall comprising at least six pushing elements arranged around a periphery of the side wall,and where the method comprises:rotating, by rotation of the bottom with the protrusions, the drill bit buttons around the rotation axis,
pushing, by the pushing elements, the drill bit buttons from the side wall during the rotation of the bottom,
collectively forming the drill bit buttons into a well gathered torus shape at the bottom of the chamber, wherein the drill bit buttons avoid climbing high on the chamber side wall and fall down onto the bottom, for inducing collisions between the drill bit buttons,thereby treating the toughness and hardness of the drill bit buttons.

US Pat. No. 10,597,738

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND KITS TO DETECT HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

8. A method of detection HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA within a sample, comprising separating HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA from other sample components by attachment to a support, amplifying the HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA by transcription mediated amplification, contacting amplification product resulting from the amplification with a nucleic acid according to claim 1, wherein presence of a detectable signal from the label indicates presence of HSV-1 or HSV-2 RNA within the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,597,725

PRIMER REAGENT FOR AMPLIFYING ALK FUSION GENE, ALK FUSION GENE AMPLIFICATION REAGENT KIT INCLUDING THE SAME, AND ALK FUSION GENE AMPLIFICATION METHOD AND ALK FUSION GENE ANALYSIS METHOD USING THE SAME

ARKRAY, Inc., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A detection reagent kit for detecting variants V1, V2, V3a, V3b and V6 simultaneously comprising:a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3;
a forward primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4;
a reverse primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5;
a reverse primer consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6; and
a probe set comprising (i) a probe that is an oligonucleotide consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 22 and that comprises a fluorescent dye attached to the 5? end cytosine base of the oligonucleotide; and (ii) a probe that is an oligonucleotide consisting of the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23 and that comprises a fluorescent dye attached to the 5? end cytosine base of the oligonucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,712

NANOPORE-BASED POLYMER ANALYSIS WITH MUTUALLY-QUENCHING FLUORESCENT LABELS

Quantapore, Inc., South ...

1. A method of determining a nucleotide sequence of at least one polynucleotide, the method comprising the steps of:translocating at least one single stranded polynucleotide through a nanopore, wherein different kinds of nucleotides of the single stranded polynucleotide are labeled with different fluorescent labels from a mutually quenching set of two fluorescent labels such that a selected nucleotide is labeled with a first mutually quenching label and every other kind of nucleotide is labeled with a second mutually quenching label and wherein the nanopore has a bore dimensioned to force the fluorescent labels within the nanopore into a constrained state wherein substantially no detectable signal is generated and wherein each fluorescent label of the mutually quenching set (i) quenches fluorescence of every other fluorescent label of the same set whenever such labels are attached to adjacent nucleotides of a polynucleotide in free solution, and (ii) generates a distinct fluorescent signal in a non-quenched state;
exciting the fluorescent label of each nucleotide upon exiting the nanopore and during its transition from a constrained state to formation of a quenched state with an adjacent nucleotide;
measuring a fluorescent signal generated by the exiting fluorescent label to identify the nucleotide to which the fluorescent label is attached; and
determining a nucleotide sequence of the polynucleotide from a sequence of fluorescent signals.

US Pat. No. 10,597,706

METHODS AND KITS FOR REDUCING ADAPTER-DIMER FORMATION

BIOO Scientific Corporati...

9. A method for reducing, adapter-dimer formation comprising:combining a sample comprising target small ribonucleic acids, at least one 3? adapter annealed to an oligonucleotide comprising a reverse transcription primer binding site, and at least one first ligase to form a first reaction composition, wherein the 3? adapter annealed with the oligonucleotide comprises a single-stranded 5? overhang portion;
incubating the first reaction composition under conditions suitable for first ligation products to be generated, to form a second reaction composition comprising first ligation products and at least some un-ligated 3? adapters annealed to oligonucleotides;
combining at least one DNA-dependent DNA polymerase with the second reaction composition and incubating under conditions suitable for the polymerase to convert at least some of the single-stranded 5? overhang portions of the 3? adapters annealed to the oligonucleotides to double-stranded blunt ended adapter-oligonucleotide duplexes lacking overhang portions by end-filling;
combining at least one second ligase and at least one 5? adapter to the second reaction composition comprising double-stranded adapter-oligonucleotide duplexes and first ligation products and incubating under conditions suitable for forming at least some second ligation products,
combining at least one reverse transcriptase with the second ligation products to generate double-stranded second ligation products,
thereby reducing adapter-dimer formation.

US Pat. No. 10,597,694

SAMPLE PREPARATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF PREPARING A SAMPLE FOR STERILITY TESTING

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A sample preparation device (1) comprisinga first chamber (2) containing a first movable piston (2C), moved by a force from outside the device, through a rod of the first piston extending to the outside of the device, said first movable piston separating a first volume (2A) upstream of the first movable piston and a second volume (2B) downstream of the first movable piston (2C);
a second chamber (3) containing a second movable piston (3C) adapted to be passively moved in consequence of pressure changes induced in the second chamber by the movement of the first piston in the first chamber separating a third volume (3A) upstream of the second movable piston and a fourth volume (3B) downstream of the second movable piston (3C);
an inlet (4;4A) to the first volume (2A) and an outlet (5) from the first volume (2A);
wherein the first volume (2A) is connected with the third volume (3A) by a first communication path (6) and the second volume (2B) is connected with the fourth volume (3B) by a second communication path (7).

US Pat. No. 10,597,692

MASS SPECTROMETRIC DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS WITHOUT BLOOD CULTURE

Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Br...

1. A method for the identification of microbes from a bodily fluid, comprising:(a) destroying human cells in the bodily fluid;
(b) separating the microbes from the bodily fluid;
(c) cultivating the microbes using a nutrient broth which does not contain antimicrobial components of the bodily fluid;
(d) separating the microbes from the nutrient broth; and
(e) identifying the microbes by mass spectrometry.

US Pat. No. 10,597,687

BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS AND PRODUCTS

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY...

1. A composition comprising anhydromevalonolactone or anhydromevalonate comprising a 14C/12C ratio greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,597,685

HOST CELLS AND METHODS FOR OXIDIZING AROMATIC AMINO ACIDS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A genetically modified host cell capable of producing one or more oxidation products of a tyrosine, comprising or is capable of expressing: (a) a tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), (b) pterin-4-alpha-carbinolamine dehydratase (PCD), and (c) dihydropteridine reductase (DHPR); wherein the host cell is capable of expressing L-DOPA decarboxylase (DDC), monoamine oxidase (MAO), and alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), and the host cell has a native phenylacetaldehyde dehydrogenase, wherein the phenylacetaldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme is truncated or knocked out.

US Pat. No. 10,597,681

CARBON FIXATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A system comprising:a reactor including a reactor chamber with a solution contained therein, wherein the solution includes hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), bioavailable nitrogen, and a chemolithoautotrophic bacteria;
a pair of electrodes that split water contained within the solution to form the hydrogen, wherein the pair of electrodes comprise a cathode including a cobalt-phosphorus alloy and an anode including cobalt phosphate, and wherein the reactor is configured to maintain a concentration of the bioavailable nitrogen in the solution below a threshold nitrogen concentration to control production of a product by the chemolitoautrophic bacteria.

US Pat. No. 10,597,678

BIS-ALKOXYL AMIDE ALKYL CATIONIC PEPTIDE LIPIDS, SYNTHESIS METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLICATION THEREOF

DALIAN NATIONALITIES UNIV...

1. A bis-alkoxyl amide alkyl cationic peptide lipid comprising a chemical structure as below:
wherein,
x is selected from 1 to 6; y is 1; R is selected from C8-20 alkyl, and the alkyl comprises straight-chain alkyl and branched chain alkyl; AA is alanine (Ala); and B is Lys.

US Pat. No. 10,597,659

MULTI-CONJUGATE OF SIRNA AND PREPARING METHOD THEREOF

KAIST IP CO., LTD., Daej...

1. A purified single-stranded homodimeric RNA having the structure
wherein each is a subunit of RNA;
wherein each of the subunits is identical;
wherein and • and ? are distinct functional groups mediating a bond between the subunits; and
wherein the bond is mediated by a bivalent cross-linking agent comprising maleimide, NHS (N-hydroxysuccinimide), vinylsulfone, iodoacetyl, nitrophenyl azide, isocyanate, pyridyldisulfide, hydrazide, or hydroxyphenyl azide.

US Pat. No. 10,597,654

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA S...

1. A method for restoring the function of CEP290 in a cell of a subject having the mutation c.2991+1655 A>G present in the CEP290 gene wherein said method comprises the step of intravitreal administration of at least one antisense oligonucleotide which prevents splicing of the cryptic exon inserted into the mutant c.2991+1655 A>G CEP290 mRNA, the at least one antisense oligonucleotide is complementary to a sequence within the mutant c.2991+1655 A>G CEP290 pre-mRNA which is required for correct splicing of said targeted cryptic exon, wherein said sequence is selected from the group consisting of exon splicing enhancer (ESE) sequences and a sequence comprising the donor splice site created by the c.2991+1655A>G mutation.

US Pat. No. 10,597,632

ANIMAL PRODUCT-FREE CULTURE MEDIUM FOR BACTERIA OF THE GENUS CLOSTRIDIUM AND A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SUPERNATANT COMPRISING ONE OR MORE COLLAGENOLYTIC AND GELATINOLYTIC PROTEASES

CRISTALIA PRODUTOS QUIMIC...

1. An animal product-free culture medium for Clostridium histolyticum comprising water, vegetable peptone at a concentration range from 0.5% to 5% w/v, yeast extract at a concentration range from 0.5% to 5% w/v, cysteine hydrochloride at a concentration range from 0.01% to 0.1% w/v, and arginine hydrochloride at a concentration range from 0.1% to 1%; and a Clostridium histolyticum bacterium.

US Pat. No. 10,597,624

ALGAE CULTIVATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS ADAPTED FOR WEATHER VARIATIONS

GLOBAL ALGAE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An open raceway algae cultivation system comprising:a channel including a high section and a low liquid collection section, the channel sloped to allow substantially all of an algae cultivation fluid in the high section to flow downwardly into the low liquid collection section;
a drain positioned in the high section; and
a barrier removably positioned in the high section,
wherein the system has a first configuration in which the drain is closed and the barrier is removed,
wherein the system has a second configuration in which the drain is open and the barrier is positioned so as to prevent fluid flow from the high section to the low liquid collection section, and
wherein the system is configured to convert from the first configuration to the second configuration after substantially all of the algae cultivation fluid has flown into the low liquid collection section, such that any rainwater that falls in the high section in the second configuration will flow downwardly into the drain, without the rainwater mixing with the algae cultivation fluid in the low liquid collection section.

US Pat. No. 10,597,623

MULTIWELL CELL CULTURE SYSTEM HAVING ROTATING SHAFTS FOR MIXING CULTURE MEDIA AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A cell culture system, comprisinga) a first multiwell culture plate, the first multiwell culture plate comprising:
i) a base substrate having a plurality of culture wells; and
ii) a shaft operably associated with each culture well, each shaft being configured to mix media present in each culture well and having a gear adapted to operably associate with a gear on a shaft associated with an adjacent culture well;
b) a second multiwell culture plate, the second multiwell culture plate comprising:
i) a base substrate having a plurality of culture wells; and
ii) a shaft associated with each culture well, each shaft being configured to mix media present in each culture well and having a gear adapted to operably associate with a gear on a shaft associated with an adjacent culture well; and
c) a motor having a drive shaft in operable communication with the shaft gears of the first and second multiwell culture plates,
wherein rotation of the drive shaft causes rotation of each shaft of the first and second multiwell culture plates and mixing of the media in each culture well of the first and second multiwell culture plates, and
wherein the first and second multiwell culture plates are in a stacked configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,597,622

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HYDROLYSING A PRODUCT

Firmenich SA, Meyrin (CH...

1. A method of hydrolyzing a product, the method comprising:(a) providing an apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:
(a1) a continuous conduit having an inlet for receiving an initial product and an outlet for discharging a final product, wherein the conduit is formed so as to follow a path that winds around a longitudinal axis as the conduit extends parallel to the longitudinal axis between the inlet and the outlet, and wherein the conduit is rotatable about the longitudinal axis so as to transport initial product received in the inlet towards the outlet; and
(a2) a heating system for heating at least part of the conduit;
(b) introducing into the conduit via the inlet the initial product, wherein the initial product comprises a product-enzyme mixture that includes a product to be hydrolyzed and one or more enzymes;
(c) heating at least part of the conduit using the heating system to hydrolyze the product-enzyme mixture and form the hydrolyzed product; and
(d) rotating the conduit about the longitudinal axis so as to transport the hydrolyzed product mixture towards the outlet of the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,597,607

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID-CONTAINING COMPOSITION

NISSHIN PHARMA INC., Chi...

1. A method for producing a composition comprising a polyunsaturated fatty acid, comprising:supplying an aqueous solution comprising a silver salt into a reaction vessel to contact the aqueous solution with a raw material solution comprising an alkyl ester of the polyunsaturated fatty acid, wherein the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt exists in a form of a dispersed phase and the raw material solution comprising an alkyl ester of the polyunsaturated fatty acid exists in a form of a continuous phase: and
collecting the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt which has been contacted with the raw material solution from the reaction vessel,
wherein the supply of the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt into the reaction vessel and the collection of the aqueous solution comprising the silver salt from the reaction vessel are carried out concurrently with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,597

FUEL HIGH TEMPERATURE ANTIOXIDANT ADDITIVE

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A liquid fuel composition comprising:a mixture of a motor gasoline and ethanol; and
a high temperature antioxidant additive comprising a nitroxide radical having a formula:
wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are individually selected from an alkyl group or a hetero atom substituted alkyl group, and wherein R5 and R6 are any atom or group except hydrogen which can bond covalently to carbon wherein the high temperature antioxidant additive is present in an amount ranging from about 0.1 ppm to about 15 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,596

NATURAL GAS CONDENSATES IN FUEL COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMoil Research and En...

1. A distillate boiling range composition, comprising 5 vol % to 95 vol % of a natural gas condensate distillate fraction and 5 vol % or more of a distillate fraction, a cracked distillate fraction, or a combination thereof, the distillate boiling range composition comprising a density at 15° C. of 900 kg/m3 or less, a sulfur content of 10,000 wppm or less, and a cetane index of 35 or more, the natural gas condensate distillate fraction comprising a density at 15° C. of 835 kg/m3 or less, and a cloud point of less than or equal to ?1° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,583

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal composition that has negative dielectric anisotropy, and contains at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (1) and at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (2):
wherein, in formula (1) and formula (2), R1 and R2 are independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, alkenyloxy having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; R3 is alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; R4 is alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; ring A is 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-phenylene, 2-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl, pyrimidine-2,5-diyl or pyridine-2,5-diyl; L1, L2, L3 and L4 are independently hydrogen or fluorine, in which at least three thereof is fluorine; and Z1 is a single bond, ethylene, carbonyloxy or methyleneoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,597,581

COLOR CONVERSION FILM, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME, AND BACKLIGHT UNIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A color conversion film comprising:a resin matrix; and
an organic fluorescent substance comprising a pyrromethene metal complex dispersed in the resin matrix,
wherein the organic fluorescent substance includes a green fluorescent substance having a maximum light emission wavelength in a 510 nm to 560 nm range when irradiating light including a 450 nm wavelength, and a red fluorescent substance having a maximum light emission wavelength in a 600 nm to 660 nm range when irradiating light including a 450 nm wavelength, the green fluorescent substance and the red fluorescent substance have a molar ratio of 5:1 to 50:1, and the color conversion film has a light emission peak with a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 50 nm or less in a 510 nm to 560 nm range and a light emission peak with a FWHM of 90 nm or less in a 600 nm to 660 nm range when irradiating light.

US Pat. No. 10,597,578

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

1. A process for enhanced recovery and/or production assurance of a sequenced batch in oil producing wells located in naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs using a multifunctional foaming composition, comprising the steps of:a) generating a foam with a first batch; and
b) injecting a gas as a displacement fluid,
wherein the multifunctional foaming composition is characterized by a combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:
(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/ vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,575

DATE TREE TRUNK AND RACHIS-BASED SUPERFINE FIBROUS MATERIALS FOR SEEPAGE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An altered drilling fluid, comprising:a drilling fluid, wherein the drilling fluid comprises a low solid non-dispersed mud; and
a lost circulation material (LCM) comprising a plurality of date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks and a plurality of date tree rachis fibers produced from date tree rachises, each of the plurality of date tree trunk fibers and the plurality of date tree rachis fibers having a length in the range of about 20 microns (?m) to about 300 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,597,573

APPARATUS FOR CONCENTRATING WASTEWATER AND FOR CREATING BRINES

HEARTLAND TECHNOLOGY PART...

1. A liquid concentrator system, comprising:a concentrator section including;
a gas inlet,
a gas outlet,
a mixing corridor disposed between the gas inlet and the gas outlet, the mixing corridor having a narrowed portion in which gas flow within the mixing corridor accelerates when traveling from the gas inlet to the gas outlet;
a liquid inlet through which liquid to be concentrated is injected into the mixing corridor, the liquid inlet disposed in the mixing corridor between the gas inlet and the narrowed portion;
a demister disposed downstream of the concentrator section, the demister including a demister gas flow passage coupled to the gas outlet of the concentrator section, a liquid collector disposed in the demister gas flow passage to remove liquid from gas flowing in the demister gas flow passage, and a reservoir that collects the liquid removed from the gas flowing in the demister gas flow passage by the liquid collector;
a re-circulating circuit disposed between reservoir and the mixing corridor to transport liquid within the reservoir to the mixing corridor; and
a secondary re-circulating circuit including a settling tank to separate saturated liquid and suspended solids; and
a custom brine mixing device operatively coupled to the settling tank.

US Pat. No. 10,597,572

LOSS CIRCULATION MATERIAL FOR SEEPAGE TO MODERATE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of forming a lost control material (LCM) composition, comprising:mixing a drilling fluid, polypropylene fibers, and an acrylic polymer solution to form a first mixture, wherein the drilling fluid is selected from the group consisting of a bentonite mud, a potassium chloride (KCl) polymer mud, or a weighted barite mud; and
mixing water and sodium hydroxide to form a second mixture,
wherein the bentonite mud comprises water, bentonite, caustic soda, and soda ash;
the potassium chloride (KCl) polymer mud comprises water, caustic soda, soda ash, bentonite, a polyanionic cellulose additive, and xanthan gum; and
the barite mud comprises water, xanthan gum, potato starch, barite, and caustic soda.

US Pat. No. 10,597,571

COPOLYMER SURFACTANTS FOR USE IN DOWNHOLE FLUIDS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:obtaining or providing a composition comprising a hydroxy-terminated poly(alkylene oxide) copolymer surfactant comprising
a first repeating unit, DP1; and
a second repeating unit, DP2;
wherein the copolymer surfactant has a Davies HLB of at least about 15, wherein the Davies HLB value is [number of OH groups in the copolymer surfactant]×1.5+[number of oxyethyl units in the copolymer surfactant]×0.33?[number of oxypropyl units in the copolymer surfactant]×0.15;
wherein the hydroxy-terminated poly(alkylene oxide) copolymer surfactant has the structure:

wherein the repeating units having subscripts DP2? and DP2? together are the second repeating unit, wherein DP2? is 1, DP2? is about 1 to about 910, and wherein DP1 is about 10 to about 2800; and
placing the composition in a subterranean formation downhole.

US Pat. No. 10,597,568

SHAPED ABRASIVE PARTICLE INCLUDING DOPANT MATERIAL AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

1. A particulate material comprising:a shaped abrasive particle having a body comprising a length (l), a width, (w), and a thickness (t), wherein the body comprises an upper surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface extending between the upper surface and the bottom surface;
wherein the body further comprises a first exterior surface having a first dopant amount (D1c) of a first dopant material;
a second exterior surface spaced apart from the first exterior surface by at least one edge, the second exterior surface having a second dopant amount (D2c) of a second dopant material;
a dopant amount difference (?Dc) between the first dopant amount and the second dopant amount;
wherein a geometric center of the body is essentially free of a dopant material; and at least one of the upper surface, bottom surface, or the side surface is essentially free of a dopant material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,566

ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE EMULSION COMPOSITION FOR RELEASE PAPER OR RELEASE FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND RELEASE PAPER AND RELEASE FILM

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. An organopolysiloxane emulsion composition for release paper or release film that is obtained by dispersing in water a mixture comprising following components (A) to (D) and (G):(A) 100 parts by weight of an alkenyl group-containing diorganopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule and having a viscosity at 25° C. of not more than 1,000 Pa·s;
(B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least two Si—H groups per molecule and having a viscosity at 25° C. of not more than 1 Pa·s, in an amount corresponding to a number of moles of Si—H groups that is from 0.5 to 10 times the number of moles of alkenyl groups in component (A);
(C) from 0.01 to 3 parts by weight of a curing catalyst; and
(D) from 0.01 to 10 parts by weight of a polyol-modified organosilicon compound of formula (8) below
wherein each R1 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms without an aliphatic unsaturated bond; each R3 is independently a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkoxy group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms; each R4 is independently a group having the following formulas:—(CH2)aa—O—(CH2—CH(OH)—CH2O)da—R6 wherein R6 is a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms without an aliphatic unsaturated bond, or a hydrogen atom; aa is an integer from 1 to 10; and da is an integer from 1 to 20; q, r, and s, are integers of 0 or more; q+r+s is integers from 0 to 98; each o is independently an integer from 0 to 3; p is an integer from 0 to 3; o +each p is independently an integer from 0 to 3; when o+p is 3 for each terminal group, s is 1 or more; and(G) an emulsifying agent excluding component (D).