US Pat. No. 10,392,881

HYDRAULIC FILTRATION AND PRESSURE TESTING DEVICE

DVZ HYDRAULICS LLC, Hous...

1. A filtration and testing device for simultaneously performing (a) cleaning of fluid used in oil and natural gas industry for completions, workovers, and commissioning of wells, (b) pressure testing of a first group of pressurized equipment using fluid cleaned by the filtration and testing device, and (c) pressure testing of a second group of pressurized equipment using fluid cleaned by the filtration and testing device, the filtration and testing device comprising:a. a support structure containing:
i. a cleaning cycle assembly comprising:
(a) a pump receiving: low pressure air from a low pressure air supply actuating the pump and wherein the actuated pump sequentially pulls:
(i) a first dirty hydraulic fluid from a first dirty hydraulic fluid supply; and
(ii) a second dirty hydraulic fluid from a second dirty hydraulic fluid supply;
(b) a multistage filtration device fluidly connected to the receiving the first or second dirty hydraulic fluid from the pump and producing a cleaned hydraulic fluid;
ii. a pressure testing cycle assembly comprising:
(a) a low pressure hydraulic fluid pump receiving a low pressure air from the low pressure air supply and receiving a cleaned hydraulic fluid from the cleaning cycle assembly and pumping a low pressure cleaned hydraulic fluid;
(b) a high pressure hydraulic fluid pump receiving a low pressure air from the low pressure air supply and receiving a cleaned hydraulic fluid from the cleaning cycle assembly and pumping high pressure cleaned hydraulic fluid;
(c) a low pressure fluid pump receiving a low pressure air from the low pressure air supply and receiving a secondary low pressure fluid from a fluid supply and pumping a low pressure fluid;
(d) a high pressure fluid pump receiving a low pressure air from the low pressure air supply and receiving a secondary high pressure fluid from the fluid supply and pumping a high pressure fluid; and
iii. a controller connected to each of the fluid pumps for regulating pressure of the low and high pressure cleaned hydraulic fluids and the low pressure and high pressure secondary fluids, the controller comprising:
(a) a low pressure cleaned hydraulic control section comparing to preset limits, the pressure of the low pressure air and low pressure cleaned hydraulic fluid;
(b) a high pressure cleaned hydraulic control section comparing to preset limits, the pressure of the low pressure air and high pressure cleaned hydraulic fluid;
(c) a low pressure secondary fluid control section comparing to preset limits, the pressure of the low pressure air and secondary low pressure fluid;
(d) a high pressure secondary fluid control section comparing to preset limits, the pressure of the low pressure air and secondary high pressure fluid; and
wherein the controller simultaneously (i) regulates the cleaning of the first and second dirty hydraulic fluids; (ii) regulates the flow of air and pressure of: high and low pressure cleaned hydraulic fluids for pressure testing of the first group of pressurized equipment, and (iii) regulates the flow of air and pressure of high and low pressure secondary fluids for pressure testing of the second group of pressurized equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,392,877

CHUCK FOR A DRILL HEAD OF A ROTATION DRILLING RIG

8. Jaw spring for a drill head chuck of a rotation drilling rig, wherein a plurality of jaws are equally angularly distributed around a grip position axis of the chuck, wherein the jaws co-operate with actuator means for radial movements of the jaws between a grip position and a release position, and wherein the jaw spring is arranged for influencing the jaws into the release position, whereinthe jaw spring is partially annular for surrounding said axis in its mounted position, and that it has two spring ends adjacent to each other,
the jaw spring is arranged for fixing engagement with one of the jaws, and
the jaw spring is provided with engagement means at each spring end for co-operation with a spring installation tool, and includes a flat cross section.

US Pat. No. 10,392,875

GRIPPER ASSEMBLY FOR CONTINUOUS ROD AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A gripper assembly for handling continuous rod, comprising:a housing;
two or more gripper bars rotatably disposed in the housing, wherein each gripper bar includes a gripper face having a face width and a face length, and a gripper bar profile forming a surface in the gripper face, the gripper bar profiles make up a gripper profile, and rotation of the gripper bars varies the gripper profile adapted to various rod shapes and sizes; and
a fastener engaging with a bore in the housing and contouring on the gripper bars to secure the gripper bars in the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,392,873

SELECTIVE SEAL STEM ANCHOR

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A seal stem anchor assembly comprising:a tubular portion, the tubular portion having body lock threads disposed about a portion of an exterior of the tubular portion; and
an anchor assembly, the anchor assembly comprising:
an activation module disposed about the tubular portion and proximate the body lock threads;
a cone;
one or more anchor slips extending between the activation module and the cone; and
a helical spring disposed between the activation module and the cone, the helical spring biased so as to push the activation module away from the cone,
wherein the activation module comprises:
an activation module housing, the activation module housing having at least one slip receiving feature disposed in a first end and at least one housing cavity and associated opening disposed in a second end;
a lock lug disposed in the housing cavity;
a push pin disposed in the housing cavity and extending through the opening;
a biasing member disposed in the housing cavity so as to bias the lock lug towards the tubular portion.

US Pat. No. 10,392,870

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SECURING AND PROTECTING WELLBORE CONTROL LINES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

13. A method, comprising:introducing a wellbore conveyance into a wellbore;
arranging at least one control line external to the wellbore conveyance; and
attaching the at least one control line to the wellbore conveyance with a length of wellbore tape extended around an outer circumference of the wellbore conveyance at an axial location, the wellbore tape including a substrate having a front surface with a plurality of wear-resistant coating strips laterally disposed on at least a portion thereof, wherein the plurality of wear-resistant coating strips include a plurality of ceramic tiles bonded to the front surface, wherein each of the plurality of wear-resistant coating strips has a height extending from the substrate, wherein the height of each of the plurality of wear-resistant coating strips and the front surface of the substrate define a plurality of radial gaps therebetween, and wherein at least one of the plurality of radial gaps is aligned with the at least one control line between the wear-resistant coating strips, and the at least one control line is disposed between the wellbore conveyance and the substrate, and a back surface with an adhesive layer disposed thereon, wherein the wellbore tape is affixed to itself at the axial location.

US Pat. No. 10,392,841

DOOR SECURITY DEVICE

LOCKDOWN INTERNATIONAL, L...

1. A door security device, comprising:a base defining a first anchor point and at least one second anchor point, wherein the at least one second anchor point includes a tab protruding from the base and having a V-shaped slot formed therein, the slot facing outwards relative to the base;
a storage element carried by the base; and
a flexible connector carried by the storage element and having a proximal end and a free distal end, wherein the proximal end is connected to the first anchor point, the flexible connector being moveable between a first stored position within the storage element, and a second extended position in which the free distal end is positioned outside the base; and
wherein in the second position, the flexible connector is capable of being wrapped around the around the base so as to engage the slot of the at least one second anchor point.

US Pat. No. 10,392,834

SAFETY TRAPPED KEY INTERLOCK SYSTEM

ENEX GROUP LTD.

1. A trapped key interlock system comprising:a lock comprising:
a first hollow casing;
a second hollow casing disposed within a hollow portion of the first hollow casing; and
a lock portion mounted within the second hollow casing; and
a key for moving said lock between a locking condition and an unlocking condition, said key comprising a cylindrical member comprising an outer surface and having a plurality of biasing elements disposed on the outer surface and a shaped member attached to said cylindrical member;
wherein the lock portion comprises a plurality of annular elements arranged side by side, each said annular element comprising an engaging member extending radially outwards from a periphery of the annular element,
wherein the first hollow casing comprises a plurality of first elongate notches extending substantially along a length of the first hollow casing, each first elongate notch disposed at a predetermined position on a periphery of the first hollow casing,
wherein the second hollow casing comprises a plurality of second elongate notches extending substantially along a length of the second hollow casing, each second elongate notch disposed at a predetermined position on a periphery of the second hollow casing such that, when said lock is in said locking condition, each of the first elongate notches substantially overlaps with a corresponding second elongate notch,
wherein each said engaging member is biased towards a position whereby said engaging member is disposed within one of said first elongate notches and its corresponding overlapping second elongate notch, defining said locking condition in which rotational movement of said second hollow casing within said first hollow casing is prevented,
wherein said lock is movable between said locking condition and said unlocking condition in which at least one said engaging member is disposed within a second elongate notch, but is not engaged with its corresponding overlapping first elongate notch, to allow for rotational movement of said second hollow casing within said first hollow casing,
wherein said second hollow casing has a closed end comprising a first slot such that, when the key has been disposed inside the second hollow casing, a portion of the shaped member engages with the first slow of the closed end, so that, when the key is rotated, the second hollow casing also rotates; and
a key trapping element comprising a disk disposed adjacent the closed end of the second hollow casing, said disk comprising a second slot which, when said lock is in said locking condition, overlaps with said first slot; and
wherein when the second hollow casing is rotated by the key, said disk does not rotate such that when the lock moves from the locking condition to the unlocking condition, the key cannot removed from the lock until the key is rotated back to the locking condition.

US Pat. No. 10,392,832

DEVICE WITH A SENSOR AND AN ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR TESTING THE DEVICE

ELESTA GMBH, OSTFILDERN (...

1. A device for use as a door contact switch, comprising:a sensor and an actuator, wherein the sensor has a receiving circuit with a sensor element and a detector element; and
a computer unit connected to the detector element;
wherein the sensor element is configured to co-operate with the actuator to generate a first receiving circuit signal during a normal operation when a switching distance between the sensor and the actuator is undershot;
wherein the detector element is configured to generate a first output signal as a function of the first receiving circuit signal, and to transmit this output signal to the computer unit;
wherein the receiving circuit has a signal emulator and a switch-over element;
wherein the signal emulator is configured to generate a second receiving circuit signal during a test operation;
wherein the detector element is configured to generate a second output signal as a function of the second receiving circuit signal, and to transmit the second output signal to the computer unit; and
wherein the device is configured or programmed to switch over from the normal operation into the test operation and in each case to switch back into normal operation by the switch-over element in a repeated manner either periodically or aperiodically.

US Pat. No. 10,392,831

DEAD-LATCHING SLAM BOLT LOCK

AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCT...

1. A dead-locking slam bolt lock, comprising:a body adapted to be mounted to an inside face of a door panel and carrying a bolt rotatable therein, the bolt having an advanced position extending from the body, which interferes with a door jamb to hold the door panel closed, and a retracted position within the body, the body further includes a toggle arranged to rotate with the bolt and having an extended position that contacts the door jamb and rotates the bolt when the door panel closes, the body further having a blocking member that prevents rotation of the bolt from the advanced position to the retracted position, and a detent plunger rotatably mounted within the body about a first end fixed with respect to the body and rotatably mounted to the bolt on a second end opposite the first end, the detent plunger being configured to apply opposite rotational spring-biases to the bolt depending on whether the bolt is in the advanced position or the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,830

CLEVIS SENSING LOCK

Hartwell Corporation, Pl...

1. A latch mechanism comprising,a hook-handle assembly including a hook member, a handle, and a linkage arrangement coupled between the hook member and handle, the handle adapted to control motion of the hook member when unlocking and locking the latch mechanism;
a clevis having a hook-end receiver and a coupler portion spaced apart from the hook-end receiver to at least partially define an opening therebetween, the hook-end receiver configured to engage with a hook end of the hook member as the handle moves from an open position toward a closed position;
a clevis-sensing lock carried on the handle, the clevis-sensing lock including a block coupled to the handle, a lock member received in the block, a tumbler arrangement coupled between the lock member and the block and configured to control movement of the lock member relative to the block, and an interference member coupled to the lock member, the interference member configured to pass through the opening of the clevis in an unlocked position and engage an underside of the clevis to block movement of the handle relative to the clevis in a locked position, the lock member configured to control movement of the interference member; and
a device having a head, a shaft coupled to the head, and a protrusion extending outward from the shaft, the shaft configured to be received in the lock member to engage with the tumbler arrangement to allow movement of the lock member, the protrusion configured to engage with the handle to trap the shaft within the lock member when the lock member is in the unlocked position, and the head configured to extend away from the handle to provide an indication of an unlocked state of the clevis-sensing lock;
wherein the clevis is configured to receive at least the interference member carried on the clevis-sensing lock and to allow movement of the lock member to the locked position when the interference member is received through the clevis.

US Pat. No. 10,392,828

RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE MODULAR SHELTER SYSTEM

WEATHERHAVEN GLOBAL RESOU...

1. A folding tent frame component comprising:a) first and second frame elements pivotally attached for relative rotation about a first axis of rotation located in said first element, between an open position capable of forming part of an erected tent frame and a closed folded position, said second frame element comprising a first end engaging said first axis of rotation;
b) a sliding locking frame slideably movable in said second frame element, said locking frame comprising a locking pin secured thereto and a lock-out bar pivotally mounted thereon and extending therefrom,
c) first biasing means for biasing said sliding locking frame towards said first end of said second frame element and second biasing means for biasing said lock-out bar away from said sliding locking frame to an upward position;
wherein said first frame element comprises a pin-receiving slot with a closed end in the direction towards said axis of rotation and open in the opposite direction away from said axis of rotation for reversibly receiving said locking pin when said first and second frame elements are in said open position, and an opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar when said sliding locking frame is moved away from said axis of rotation to withdraw said locking pin from said pin-receiving slot;
whereby when said locking pin is received in said pin-receiving slot said first and second frame elements are locked in said open position in the absence of other forces on said sliding locking frame, and when said sliding locking frame is moved away from said axis of rotation to withdraw said locking pin from said pin-receiving slot, said portion of said lock-out bar moves into said opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar to thereby prevent said sliding locking frame from moving back towards said axis of rotation to again lock said first and second frame elements in said open position, and when said portion of said lock-out bar is received in said opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar said first and second frame elements can be rotated to said second closed folded position;
and whereby when said first and second frame elements are rotated back to said open position said locking pin is moved back into said pin-receiving slot by said first biasing means to thereby again lock said first and second frame elements in said open position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,820

POWER BRACE SPANNER

Power Brace, LLC, Des Mo...

1. A joist spanner system, said system comprising:a spanner assembly comprising:
an outer bracket having a top, a bottom, a side, and a rear surface;
an inner bracket slidably interconnected to the outer bracket, said inner bracket having a top, a bottom, a side, and a rear surface;
said outer bracket having an outer slot in the rear surface of the outer bracket, a top lip extending from a top edge of the top surface of the outer bracket, and a bottom lip extending from a bottom edge of the bottom surface of the outer bracket;
said inner bracket having an inner slot in the rear surface of the inner bracket slidably aligned with the outer slot of the outer bracket;
wherein the top lip and the bottom lip slidably secure the inner bracket within an interior cavity defined by the top, bottom, side, and rear surface of the outer bracket;
a slot nut having a base, a protrusion, and an aperture extending through the protrusion and the base;
said protrusion having outer edges that (1) are narrower than a width of the outer slot, (2) slidably engage an interior edge of the outer slot, and (3) are sized to prevent rotation of the slot nut; and
a channel bracket configured to slidably engage a front flange of an elongated vertical member comprising:
a body;
opposing side members extending from one or more sides of the body; and
lips extending from opposing side members configured to engage the elongated vertical member;
wherein the joist spanner system supports a partially subterranean wall.

US Pat. No. 10,392,817

PANEL INSTALLATION APPARTUS

RUWKA INC., London (CA)

1. A hand-held tool for supporting a panel while installing the panel on a ceiling or a wall, the tool comprising:a plurality of spaced-apart elongated panel supports oriented longitudinally in a first plane;
a handle, the handle comprising a gripping region oriented longitudinally in a second plane and a plurality of spaced-apart struts oriented longitudinally in a third plane connecting the gripping region to the panel supports; and,
a holder configured to releasably retain fasteners for installing the panel on the ceiling or the wall, the holder mounted on the handle or the panel supports,wherein the first plane is parallel to but spaced-apart from the second plane and the third plane oriented in a non-zero angle with respect to the first and second planes.

US Pat. No. 10,392,795

MODULAR CONTAINER BUILDING

1. A modular container building, comprising:a building body, with a plurality of floors, each floor having at least one accommodating space with at least one external opening, wherein each external opening has a wall with a notch therein through which a container house may be inserted into the accommodating space and a pull wall disposed on an inner side of each notch for covering the notch after the container house has been inserted through the notch;
at least one external access area, disposed within the building body, each accommodating space being in communication with the at least one external access area; and
at least one container house of substantially cuboid shape, each container house further comprising:
a horizontal roof;
a bottom board parallel to the roof;
a first side board;
a second side board, wherein the second side board is parallel to the first side board while both the first side board and the second side board are in a closed vertical configuration;
a vertical front board; and
a rear board parallel to the front board, wherein each of the first side board and the second side board has a width greater than that of the front board and the rear board respectively, and both the first side board and the second side board are configured to be transitioned between a closed vertical configuration and a spread open configuration, wherein each first side board is disposed on the same side of the bottom board of the container house as each respective entrance/exit door, wherein each of the at least one container house is movably disposed within each accommodating space, respectively, such that a spacing is disposed between each container house and each respective external opening, wherein at least one side board of each container house is configured to be transitioned between a closed vertical configuration and a spread open configuration, wherein in the spread open configuration the at least one side board is spread open and placed horizontally on a ground of each accommodating space, such that the interior of each container house is in communication with each respective accommodating space, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,392,794

STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Skyrise Global, LLC, Coc...

1. An entertainment structure comprising:an offset core, wherein the offset core is positioned proximate a periphery of the entertainment structure, wherein the offset core forms a back wall of the entertainment structure;
a moment stabilizing structure, wherein the offset core is cast into the moment stabilizing structure such that the back wall wraps over a top of the periphery of the entertainment structure and cascades to form the moment stabilizing structure, wherein the offset core and the moment stabilizing structure are coupled to form a continuous connection between the offset core and the moment stabilizing structure; and
a plurality of floor plate assemblies that each include:
a first edge, and
a second edge, wherein the first edge of each of the plurality of floor plate assemblies is configured to be coupled to the offset core and the second edge of each of the plurality of floor plate assemblies is configured to be coupled to the moment stabilizing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,781

WHEEL LOADER

KCM Corporation, Hyogo (...

1. A wheel loader comprising:a vehicle body frame;
wheels;
a working device which is attached to the vehicle body frame and which has a lift arm capable of being rotated in an up/down direction;
an engine which is attached to the vehicle body frame;
a working machine pump which is driven by the engine to discharge pressure oil for operating the working device;
a variable displacement type HST pump driven by the engine;
an HST motor which is closed-connected to the HST pump for driving the wheels; and
a controller which is adapted to control an input torque of the HST pump by controlling tilting of the HST pump based on either a power mode or an eco mode; wherein
the controller is further adapted to
control the input torque of the HST pump in accordance with a preset eco mode characteristic in case that the eco mode is selected,
control the input torque of the HST pump in accordance with a preset power mode characteristic in case that the power mode is selected, and
control an input torque characteristic of the HST pump in accordance with a lifting operation characteristic in place of the eco mode characteristic in case that a lifting operation of the lift arm is detected and the eco mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,392,775

LIQUID PUMP WITH A PASSIVE FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR DREDGING AND WATER FILTRATION

Fort Lewis College, Dura...

1. A liquid pump comprising:an outer tube defining an outer tube volume;
an inner tube within the outer tube volume;
a filter coupled to a distal end of the inner tube wherein the filter is within the outer tube volume;
a plurality of inner tube holes, for emitting a gas, on a distal portion of an inner surface of the inner tube; and
a plurality of annular space holes for emitting the gas to an annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,392,772

CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR BAND TYPE FIBER REINFORCING MATERIAL FOR REINFORCED-SOIL RETAINING-WALL

HANFORCE CO., LTD., Gyeo...

1. A method of constructing a band fiber reinforcement material for a reinforced soil retaining wall, the method comprising:a first step of inserting a band fiber reinforcement material into reinforcement material insertion members provided in facing members standing at a front of a reinforced soil mass (G) such that the facing members are adjacent to each other in leftward and rightward directions;
a second step of spreading the band fiber reinforcement material on the reinforced soil mass and laying and hardening a backfill material on the band fiber reinforcement material and the reinforced soil mass; and
a third step of repeatedly carrying out the first step and the second step until a predetermined height is reached, wherein
each of the reinforcement material insertion members comprises two entrances, which are open to a rear surface of a corresponding one of the facing members and spaced apart from each other in the leftward and rightward directions, and a through channel formed inside the rear surface of the corresponding one of the facing members between the two entrances which are spaced apart from each other in the leftward and rightward directions, the through channel having a predetermined radius of curvature defined by an inner surface of the through channel, wherein
the first step of inserting comprises inserting the band fiber reinforcement material through one of the entrances and withdrawing the band fiber reinforcement material through the other entrance in a state of being spread so as to have a full width, whereby the band fiber reinforcement material is connected to each of the reinforcement material insertion members, and further comprising the steps of
folding in a longitudinal direction a front end of the band fiber reinforcement material, which is withdrawn outside the entrance of each of the reinforcement material insertion members, and
inserting the front end of the band fiber reinforcement material, which is folded in the longitudinal direction, into each of the reinforcement material insertion members, such that the front end of the band fiber reinforcement material is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,392,770

EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING SAME

NATIONAL TRENCH SAFETY, L...

1. An excavation support system, comprising:a plurality of linear slide-rail posts, each linear slide-rail post having at least one recessed groove formed in a longitudinal axis thereof;
a plurality of corner slide-rail posts, each corner slide-rail post having two substantially parallel recessed grooves formed in a longitudinal axis thereof, wherein the two substantially parallel recessed grooves define an angle therebetween;
at least one slide-rail panel having opposing first and second ends, wherein the first end is disposed within the recessed groove of the linear slide-rail post and the second end is disposed within one of the recessed grooves of the corner slide-rail posts;
at least one linear roller cart, having at least one roller attached thereto, adapted to slide onto the linear slide-rail post and secure thereto, the linear roller cart comprising a generally horizontal plate for supporting at least one hydraulic brace leg, wherein the linear roller cart is movable in an upward and downward direction relative to the vertical axis of the linear slide-rail post without interference from the slide-rail panel; and
at least one corner roller cart having at least one roller attached thereto, adapted to slide onto the corner slide-rail post and secure thereto, the corner roller cart comprising a generally horizontal plate for supporting at least one hydraulic brace leg, wherein each corner roller cart is movable in an upward and downward direction relative to the vertical axis of the corner slide-rail post.

US Pat. No. 10,392,764

REVETMENT MAT

PREMIER CONCRETE PRODUCTS...

1. A revetment mat comprising multiple-sized blocks linked to one another to form non-linear water passageways between the linked blocks; the blocks arranged to form a generally rectangular shaped revetment mat having a receiving side of the revetment mat to receive and direct a water flow having an initial water flow rate into one of the non-linear water passageways and having an opposite discharging side of the revetment mat positioned to discharge the water from the one of the non-linear water passageways at a reduced water flow rate wherein:a. at least one of the blocks is a smaller block and wherein at least another of the blocks is a larger block and
b. the small block is about one unit wide by about one unit long and the larger block is about one unit wide by about one and one-half units long and wherein the blocks are each separated from each other by about one-eighth to about one-quarter units distance to form water passageways that are about one-eighth to about one-quarter units wide.

US Pat. No. 10,392,759

DYNAMIC ROAD MARKER

VALERANN LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A road marker device comprising:a road marker housing having a top surface, comprising an opening, said housing being configured for positioning within a hole in a road;
a light-source housing comprising at least one aperture and at least one light source disposed internally thereof, said light-source housing being configured to be moveably received through said opening such that a portion of said light-source housing comprising said at least one aperture is normally protruding above said top surface and can be lowered into the road marker housing upon the application of a downward pressure,
a resilient seal having a central cavity, a bottom annular portion and a top hollow tapering portion, and wherein:
(i) said central cavity being configured to receive said light-source housing;
(ii) said bottom annular portion being configured to seal a coupling between the top surface of the road marker housing and the descending light source housing; and
(iii) the top hollow tapering portion comprising elastic folds configured to pull said light-source housing upwards to said normally protruding position, when said downward pressure is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,758

BRIDGE TIE FASTENER SYSTEM

1. A tie fastener apparatus for attaching railroad ties to a superstructure, the tie fastener apparatus comprising:a threaded hook bolt, including a hook on one end of the threaded hook bolt, the hook including a hook end configured to engage the underside of a flange of a beam of the superstructure;
a cross strap that includes a cross strap hook end and a cross strap slot end, the cross strap hook end including a hook configured to engage a top flange of a beam of the superstructure, the cross strap slot end including one or more L-shaped slots for engaging the threaded hook bolt;
a metal member for engaging two or more ties, the metal member including a tie fastener hole at one or more locations; and
a nut configured to be fastened to a threaded end of the threaded hook bolt for installation when the threaded hook bolt is passed through the bolt hole and optionally through a washer;
wherein, when the threaded hook bolt is installed, including passing the threaded end of the threaded hook bolt through the bolt hole and fastening with the nut:
a neck of the hook engages the slot of the cross strap; and
the hook engages the superstructure and an L-shaped slot in the cross strap, tightening the cross strap to the underside of the flange of the beam; and
wherein the tie fastener apparatus is configured to be installed from above the superstructure without drilling holes in the ties or the superstructure and without requiring manned installation from below the superstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,757

ELECTRIC LINE STRIPER

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A line striper for ground marking with a sprayable fluid, the line striper comprising:a horizontal frame;
a front wheel mounted to the horizontal frame;
a left rear wheel and a right rear wheel mounted to the horizontal frame;
a rear axle extending from one or both of the left rear wheel and the right rear wheel;
a mounting arm assembly connected to the horizontal frame;
a spray gun mounted on the mounting arm assembly and positioned for spraying the ground;
a pump mounted on the horizontal frame, the pump configured to pump the sprayable fluid to the spray gun; and
a fluid reservoir support stage removably positioned over the horizontal frame, wherein the stage is positioned on the horizontal frame above the rear axle and extends rearward of the rear axle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,756

ROADWAY MARKER CONTROL SYSTEM

LimnTech LLC, Souderton,...

1. A global positioning system (GPS)-based control system for positioning a material dispensing nozzle over a predetermined roadway mark path located on a roadway surface comprising:a vehicle having an attached paint carriage which is laterally movable which respect to the vehicle;
a material dispensing nozzle attached to the paint carriage;
a first GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a second GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a third GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a first GPS receiver responsive to the first GPS antenna;
a second GPS receiver responsive to the second GPS antenna;
a third GPS receiver responsive to the third GPS antenna;
a first signal processor responsive to the first GPS receiver for determining a geographical location of the first GPS antenna;
a second signal processor responsive to the second GPS receiver for determining the geographical location of the second GPS antenna;
a third signal processor responsive to the third GPS receiver for determining the geographical location of the third GPS antenna,
a linear motion and position sensor for determining a relative lateral linear displacement of the paint carriage with respect to the vehicle;
a GPS location processor responsive to the first signal processor and to the linear motion and position sensor for determining an absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle, wherein the GPS location processor is further responsive to the second signal processor and the third signal processor for determining the absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle;
a coordinate transform processor for transforming the absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle into a location in a coordinate system other than GPS;
a comparator device for comparing the location of the material dispensing nozzle in the coordinate system other than GPS to a desired roadway mark path according to the coordinate system other than GPS; and
a control system, including a computer, responsive to the comparator device for controllably positioning the material dispensing nozzle over the predetermined roadway mark path by laterally moving the paint carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,392,755

MACHINE FOR REALIZING PAVEMENTS

Consulting Casters BVBA, ...

1. A device for realizing surfacing, the device comprising: a skeleton formed by two parallel support beams and crossbars perpendicular to the parallel support beams, wherein:the crossbars are retractable and expandable within frame elements and middle frame elements, and the middle frame elements are retractable and expandable within the frame elements in order to be able to change to the device's working width,
wherein:
the frame elements each comprise a stepped configuration with a bottom step and a top step,
each of the bottom step and the top step comprise a sleeve as a guide for expansion and contraction of the crossbars within the frame elements, and
the bottom step of each frame element is located at the inside of the skeleton such that a recessed ledge is formed on an external surface of the bottom step; and
the ends of the parallel support beams have been fitted with rollers that facilitate movement of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,392,744

ELASTIC FLOOR COVERING IN THE FORM OF A WEB PRODUCT THAT CAN BE ROLLED UP

WPT GMBH, Detmold (DE)

1. An elastic floor covering in the form of sheets, which can be rolled up, comprising:a soft core of polyurethane,
a layered compound structure disposed on the core, and
a fiber mat formed on a back of the floor covering, including fibers and interstices between the fibers, the fibers of the fiber mat being formed by a material selected from the group consisting of glass, PET, PP, polyester and renewable raw materials, and
a barrier layer which seals the fiber mat on a side thereof facing the core and prevents liquids penetrating from the core into the fiber mat during the manufacturing process of the floor panel in which a layer of liquid polyurethane is applied on the fiber mat, wherein the barrier layer prevents the interstices between the fibers of the fiber mat to be filled by the liquid polyurethane of the core, the fiber mat being an outermost layer, and the interstices being retained for taking up an adhesive for gluing the floor covering to a screed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,743

FLEXIBLE HEAT SHIELD WITH SILICONE ELASTOMER AND A TOPCOAT FOR INFLATABLE SAFETY DEVICES

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A thermally resistant layered composite sheet for an inflatable vehicle safety device, the composite sheet comprising:a first fabric layer having a top side and a bottom side; and
a thermal barrier layer comprising;
at least one silicone elastomer layer, and
one or more silicone topcoats different from the silicone elastomer layer;
the thermal barrier layer being located adjacent to one of the sides such that the silicone topcoat is spaced from the first fabric layer and the silicone elastomer layer is sandwiched between the first fabric layer and the silicone topcoat;
wherein the silicone elastomer layer is formed from a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) composition and exhibits a weight that is between about 100 g/m2 to about 600 g/m2;
wherein the silicone topcoat is formed from a different LSR composition and exhibits a weight that is between about 3 g/m2 to about 50 g/m2;
wherein the composite sheet has a thermal resistance value of six seconds or more at 725° C. with the thermal resistance imparted by the silicone topcoat being greater than the thermal resistance imparted by an equal amount by weight of the silicone elastomer layer; and
wherein the Young's modulus of elasticity of the silicone topcoat of the thermal barrier layer is greater than that of the silicone elastomer layer of the thermal barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,739

DISPENSER CUP

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance comprising:a cabinet defining an interior and having an access opening providing access to the interior;
a treating chamber located within the interior for receiving laundry for treatment according to a cycle of operation; and
a dispenser assembly having multiple conduits supplying different destinations and a movable selector compartment having a treating chemistry reservoir with an outlet selectably coupled with the multiple conduits;
wherein the selector compartment is movable to fluidly couple with a selected one of the multiple conduits to fluidly couple the treating chemistry reservoir to the destination corresponding to the selected conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,736

SEWING MACHINE, STITCHING PATTERN DISPLAY METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM

Janome Sewing Machine Co....

1. A sewing machine comprising:a first image acquisition unit that performs image acquisition from a front face side of a cloth, so as to acquire a first stitching pattern video image including an image of a stitching pattern appearing on the front face of the cloth, the image of the stitching pattern being at a center position of the first stitching pattern video image;
a second image acquisition unit that performs image acquisition from a back face side of the cloth, so as to acquire a second stitching pattern video image including a part of the back face side corresponding to the stitching pattern appearing on the front face of the cloth, the part being at a center position of the second stitching pattern video image; and
a display unit that displays, on a single screen, the first stitching pattern video image thus acquired by the first image acquisition unit and the second stitching pattern video image thus acquired by the second image acquisition unit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,731

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL WOVEN TEXTILE PRODUCTS

UNSPUN, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. An apparatus for creating a three-dimensional woven textile product, comprising:a base;
a baseplate mounted on a top surface of the base:
the baseplate having a two-dimensional configuration of holes along a top surface of the baseplate, wherein each of the holes has a strand of warp yarn that extends from the hole in a direction away from the top surface of the baseplate, and
the baseplate having an axis around which the baseplate is configured to rotate in a circular motion;
an actuator configured to move a strand of weft yarn forwards and backwards in a direction parallel to the top surface of the baseplate so as to cause the strand of weft yarn to alternately weave in and out of the strands of warp yarn;
a weaving arm, having mounted thereon the actuator, and mounted on the top surface of the base, the weaving arm configured to move the actuator in a direction away from the top surface of the baseplate so as to cause the strand of weft yarn to alternately weave in and out of the strands of warp yarn at a different height to create a three-dimensional woven textile product; and
a controller configured to control operation of the baseplate, the actuator, and the weaving arm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,723

REACTION CHAMBER FOR EPITAXIAL GROWTH WITH A LOADING/UNLOADING DEVICE AND REACTOR

LPE S.P.A., Baranzate (M...

1. A reaction chamber of a reactor for epitaxial growth having a reaction and deposition zone and comprising:a wall with a recess,
a susceptor comprising a body and a relief, wherein said body is placed in said recess so that said body rotates with respect to said wall,
a discoid supporting element adapted to be laid stably on said relief such that the discoid supporting element rotates with the susceptor, the discoid supporting element having a shape with a size such to protrude radially from said relief and adapted to support one or more substrates to be subjected to epitaxial growth, and
a flat covering located inside said reaction and deposition zone over said wall and fixed with respect to the reaction chamber, said flat covering having an upper surface aligned with an upper surface of said discoid supporting element and having a hole at said discoid supporting element;
wherein the shape of said hole corresponds to the shape of said discoid supporting element;
wherein said flat covering has a first hollow guide and a second hollow guide for the passage of a device for loading/unloading said discoid supporting element, wherein said first hollow guide and said second hollow guide extend starting from an edge of said flat covering to said hole;
wherein said hole is circle-shaped, and wherein said first and second hollow guides extend to two peripheral zones of the circle opposite with respect to its center.

US Pat. No. 10,392,702

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate boat including a plurality of partition plates forming a plurality of loading spaces where a plurality of substrates are loaded and a plurality of connection rods connecting the partition plates, the respective substrates being loaded into the respective loading spaces;
an internal reaction tube in which a reception space receiving the substrate boat is formed and a process for the substrates loaded in the substrate boat is performed;
a gas supply unit supplying a process gas containing a raw material gas and an etching gas to the substrates through a plurality of spray nozzles, which are provided in the respective loading spaces; and
an exhaust unit for exhausting process residuals inside the internal reaction tube through suction ports provided corresponding to the spray nozzles,
wherein the substrates are loaded to be separated from the partition plates during performing the process for the substrates,
wherein the gas supply unit further comprises a plurality of auxiliary nozzles individually supplying an auxiliary gas to the respective loading spaces,
wherein each of the plurality of auxiliary nozzles provided for the respective loading spaces is supplied with the auxiliary gas through respective gas supply lines, which are different from each other and
wherein the auxiliary gas is at least one selected from a dopant gas, a carrier gas, and the etching gas.

US Pat. No. 10,392,675

SEAMLESS STEEL PIPE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A seamless steel pipe consisting of: in mass %,C: 0.03 to 0.08%,
S: not more than 0.25%,
Mn: 0.3 to 2.0%,
P: not more than 0.05%,
S: not more than 0.005%,
Al: 0.001 to 0.10%,
Cr: 0.02 to 1.0%,
Ni: 0.02 to 1.0%,
Mo: 0.02 to 0.8%,
N: 0.002 to 0.008%,
Ca: 0.0005 to 0.005%,
Nb: 0.03 to 0.1%, and
optionally one or more selected from the group consisting of Ti: not more than 0.010%, Cu: not more than 1.0%, and V: not more than 0.1%, and
the balance being Fe and impurities, and
having a wall thickness not less than 50 mm,
wherein in a cross section perpendicular to an axial direction of the seamless steel pipe, an average crystal grain size of prior austenite grains in a near surface portion is less than 80 ?m, the near surface portion being a 500 ?m×500 ?m area centered at a position of a depth of 2 mm from a surface, and
wherein a difference between the average crystal grain size of the prior austenite grains in the near surface portion and an average crystal grain size of prior austenite grains in a central portion of a wall thickness in the cross section is less than 50 ?m, the central portion being a 500 ?m×500 ?m area centered at a center position of the wall thickness of the seamless steel pipe; and,
the seamless steel pipe has a yield strength of not less than 551 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,392,645

PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE AND METHOD FOR MAKING A PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE

GLANBIA NUTRITIONALS(IREL...

1. A method for producing a hydrolyzed whey protein product, the method comprising:a) admixing at least one proteolytic enzyme with at least one whey protein to produce a protein/enzyme admixture, and
b) holding the protein/enzyme admixture for a period of time from about 1 to about 72 hours under agitation to produce a protein hydrolysate/enzyme admixture, wherein the method does not comprise the step of adjusting the pH to optimize the activity of, or to deactivate, the at least one proteolytic enzyme.

US Pat. No. 10,392,636

METHOD FOR ENRICHING THE BIOMASS OF THRAUSTOCHYTRIUM GENUS MICROALGAE WITH DHA

Roquette Freres, Lestrem...

1. A method for producing a biomass of microalgae of the genera Thraustochytrium and Schizochytrium enriched in docosahexanoic acid (DHA), comprising the steps of:(A) culturing microalgae of the genera Thraustochytrium and Schizochytrium under heterotrophic conditions,
(B) determining the supply of oxygen according to the following equation:

in which
qO2Target is the amount of oxygen in grams per gram of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
qm is the coefficient of maintenance expressed in g of glucose per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
qbase lipids is the rate of accumulation of base lipids expressed in g of base lipids per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
yO2/lipids is the coefficient of oxygen consumption relative to lipid formation expressed in g of oxygen per g of lipids;
? is the rate of growth expressed in g of biomass formed apart from fatty acids per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hours, or (h?1);
yO2/x is the coefficient of oxygen consumption relative to biomass formation apart from fatty acids expressed in g of oxygen per g of biomass apart from fatty acids, and
(C) controlling the supply of oxygen so as to satisfy only the oxygen requirements 1) for energy production necessary for cell maintenance, 2) for base lipid production, and 3) for growth of the biomass apart from fatty acids.

US Pat. No. 10,392,599

METHOD FOR NON-FREEZE LOW-TEMPERATURE PRESERVATION OF MAMMALIAN EMBRYO OR FERTILIZED EGG

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF AG...

1. A method for preserving a mammalian embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s), said method comprising:immersing a mammalian embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) in a medium containing 30 to 80% (v/v) serum and 12.5 to 100 mM HEPES, and
storing the embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) at a non-freezing low temperature between ?1 to 15° C.,
wherein said embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) is/are not frozen during the entirety of said method and have not ever undergone freezing.

US Pat. No. 10,392,596

HIGH THROUGHPUT PHOTOBIOREACTOR

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A high throughput photobioreactor, comprising:a chamber;
a plate installed in the chamber and mounted with a plurality of wells;
a plurality of light sources installed in the chamber and irradiating light toward the plate;
a light quantity controller positioned on an upper part of the plate to make quantities of light irradiated to the plurality of wells different; and
a temperature controller controlling a temperature of the plate;
a well holder formed in a frame form having a hollow portion into which the plate is fitted;
a plurality of vibrators coupled to the well holder to be spaced apart from each other and vibrating the plate to perform an agitation operation in the wells; and
wherein the temperature controller includes a plate-like temperature gradient block installed so that an upper surface thereof comes into surface contact with a lower surface of the plate and having a temperature gradient formed by heating or cooling both ends thereof at different temperatures;
the well holder makes the plate pressed to the temperature gradient block by the well holder's own weight; and
wherein the plate includes a mounting groove formed concavely in the lower surface thereof, and the temperature gradient block includes a mounting protrusion protruded corresponding to the mounting groove and inserted into the mounting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,392,591

NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION PLATE AND DETECTION SYSTEM COMBINED WITH PIEZOELECTRIC SENSING AND LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION

SUZHOU CORE SENSE NSC MED...

1. A nucleic acid detection system comprising a nucleic acid detection plate, liquid test nucleic acids and a signal processor, whereinthe nucleic acid detection plate comprises
a piezoelectric sensor and at least a tube with a sidewall that goes through the surface of the piezoelectric sensor, the liquid test nucleic acids flowing through the inside of the tube;
two valves, a first valve and a second valve, are installed in the inside of the tube, the test nucleic acids being capable of being detained in the tube between the two valves before flowing through the piezoelectric sensor for loop-mediated isothermal amplification in order to be sensed by the piezoelectric sensor; and
the signal processor connects to the piezoelectric sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,392,581

CARBON MATERIAL WICK FOR CANDLE AND CANDLE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samyoung Machinery Co., L...

1. A wick for a candle comprising a carbon material vaporized into carbon dioxide gas at a time of combustion,wherein the carbon material is any one or a mixture or a composite of two or more selected from carbon fiber, activated carbon, carbon nanotube, graphite, carbon black, graphene, graphene oxide, and a carbon composite material, and the carbon material is dispersed in a matrix forming the wick.

US Pat. No. 10,392,580

SEED OIL BASED REACTIVE DILUENT

Rust-Oleum Corporation, ...

1. A seed-oil based reactive diluent prepared by a method comprising the steps of:(a) reacting an unsaturated seed oil with a mono-hydroxy functional amine in an aminolysis reaction for a period of time and at a temperature sufficient to form an intermediate reaction mixture of mono-hydroxy functional seed oil derivatives; and
(b) reacting a core molecule bearing multiple hydroxyl-reactive groups and a polyol with the intermediate reaction mixture to form a reactive diluent,
wherein the reactive diluent is reaction product of the mono-hydroxy functional seed oil derivatives, the core molecule, and the polyol, the reactive diluent having a star-branched shape.

US Pat. No. 10,392,564

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING BIO-PRODUCTS FROM BIOMASS USING ROTARY COMPRESSION UNIT

Enginuity Woldwide, LLC, ...

1. A method of producing bio-products from starting biomass materials, the method comprising the steps of:providing a starting biomass material comprising a moisture-containing or water-laden material;
producing friction and compression to generate a desired elevated temperature and steam from bound and unbound water within the starting biomass material;
mixing and heating the starting biomass material resulting from the steam that is formed from increased friction and pressure such that the biomass flows evenly onto itself;
removing the bio-product;
cooling the bio-product; and
collecting the bio-product.

US Pat. No. 10,392,526

MATTING AGENT AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING THE SAME

Kronos International, Inc...

1. A matting agent useful for preparing pigmented mat surfaces comprising pigment particles wherein such pigment particles are present in agglomerates having an average agglomerate size d50 of from about 2 to about 200 ?m and a specific surface (BET) area of from about 5 to about 50 m2/g and where the pigment particles have an average particle size d50 of from about 200 to about 500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,524

CERAMIC INKJET INK FOR RED DECORATION

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, ...

1. A composition comprising:a pigment compound that includes particles of a copper component, wherein the pigment compound is configured to be jetted during an inkjet process, either directly onto a workpiece, or onto a jetted layer on the workpiece, wherein the workpiece is any of a ceramic workpiece or a porcelain workpiece; and
a reduction agent which, when exposed to a firing temperature having a range of 1050 degrees C. to 1300 degrees C., reacts with the pigment compound to form a glaze and cause a reduction reaction that imparts a characteristic red color component to the glaze.

US Pat. No. 10,392,514

STORAGE-STABLE DYE SOLUTIONS

Archroma IP GmbH, Reinac...

1. A dye composition, comprising(a) 14.5% by weight of a compound of formula

(b) 5% by weight of triisopropanolamine, and further 0.15% by weight of 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one and 80.35% by weight of water.

US Pat. No. 10,392,511

WATER SOLUBLE FLUORESCENT OR COLORED DYES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A water soluble, oligomeric dye compound having the following structure:
wherein:
M1 is, at each occurrence, independently a moiety comprising three or more aryl or heteroaryl rings, or combinations thereof;
L1, L2, and L3 are, at each occurrence, independently optional linkers comprising atoms selected from C, O, S, N and P;
R1 is, at each occurrence, independently H, alkyl, or alkoxy;
R2 and R3 are independently H, OH, SH, NH2, alkyl, alkylether, hydroxlalkyl, aminoalkyl, hydroxylalkylether, sulfhydrylalkyl, sulfyhdrylalkylether, phosphate, thiophosphate, alkylphospho, alkylthiophospho, —Oalkylphospho, —Oalkylthiophospho, alkyletherphospho, alkyletherthiophospho, —Oalkyletherphospho, —Oalkyletherthiophospho phosphoalkyl, phosphoalkylether, thiophosphoalkyl, thiophosphoalkylether, —Ophosphoalkyl, O-phosphoalkylether, —Othiophosphoalkyl or —Othiophosphoalkylether or a linker comprising a covalent bond to a biomolecule or microparticle; and
n is an integer from 2 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,392,483

SEMIFINISHED PRODUCT FOR MAKING MOLDED COMPOSITE PART AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

1. A method of making a semifinished product for the manufacture of a composite fiber molded part, the method comprising the steps of:spinning from a row of orifices of a spinning nozzle low-melting fibers of polypropylene having a predetermined heat-distortion temperature, a predetermined melting temperature, and a melt-flow index of 75 to 2500 g/10 min;
projecting respective air streams from the orifices around the fibers;
forming the low-melting fibers into a nonwoven;
combining high-melting reinforcement fibers having a melting temperature at least 5° C. higher than the melting temperature of the low-melting fibers with the nonwoven formed from the low-melting fibers into a laminated semifinished product while maintaining the low-melting fibers at a fiber temperature that lies in a temperature range between 25° C. below the predetermined heat-distortion temperature and 55° C. above the predetermined heat-distortion temperature of the thermoplastic material of the low-melting fibers; and
applying heat or pressure to the semifinished product such that the low-melting fibers melt and form a thermoplastic material that impregnates the reinforcement fibers and forms a matrix in which the reinforcement fibers are embedded.

US Pat. No. 10,392,474

ANIONIC LINEAR POLYGLYCEROL DERIVATIVES, A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AND APPLICATIONS

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN...

1. A linear polyglycerol compound, comprising an optionally terminally substituted backbone of linearly linked glycerol units, wherein it carries a plurality of sulfate substituents, wherein the degree of substitution of the backbone is between 10 and 100% %, wherein the linear polyglycerol compound has a structure according to one of the following formulae:
with
n=5 to 1000,
X, Y=independently from each other any organic residue with a functional group chosen from the group consisting of alcohol, amine, thiol, azide, alkyne, alkene, carboxylic acid, aldehyde, ketone, halogen, isocyanate, isothiocyanate, Michael acceptor/donor group,
Z=independently from other residues Z in the same polyglycerol molecule a negatively charged sulfate residue,
or an unreacted neutral precursor residue bearing a reactive of an alcohol, amine, thiol, halogen, azide, alkyne, alkene, carboxylic acid, or Michael acceptor/donor group,
wherein at least 10% of all residues Z in the polyglycerol are sulfate residues.

US Pat. No. 10,392,456

PRODUCING POLYOLEFIN PRODUCTS

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method of polymerizing olefins to produce a polyolefin polymer with a multimodal composition distribution, comprising contacting ethylene and a comonomer with a catalyst system, wherein the catalyst system comprises a first catalyst compound and second catalyst compounds that are co-supported to form a supported catalyst system, wherein the first catalyst compound comprises the following formula:(C5HaR1b)(C5HcR2d)HfX2
wherein each R1 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; each R2 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; a and c are ?3; a+b=c+d=5; at least one R1 and at least one R2 is a hydrocarbyl or substituted hydrocarbyl group; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, substituted hydrocarbyl, or heteroatom group; and the second catalyst compounds comprise a mixture of enantiomers:

wherein a ratio of the meso enantiomer to the rac enantiomer is at least about 3, wherein each R3 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; R4 is a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteoatom group; each R5 is independently H, a hydrocarbyl group, a substituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom group; and each X is independently a leaving group selected from a labile hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl, a heteroatom group, or a divalent radical that links to an R3, R4, or R5 group.

US Pat. No. 10,392,422

MACROCYCLIC BROAD SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTICS

RQX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula (I):
wherein:
E1 is phenyl
E2 is phenyl;
L1 is a bond;
L2 is a bond;
X is —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —N(R4)CH(R24)CN, —NHCH(R24)C(O)CH3, —NHN(R24)C(O)CH3, —NHCH(R24)CH?CHS(O)2CH3, —NHCH(R24)CH?CHS(O)2NH2,

n4, n5, and n6 are each independently 1 or 2;
n7 is 0, 1 or 2;
R21b and R22b are independently at each occurrence hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R24 is H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R25 is —CH3, —CH2Cl, —CH2OR25b, —CH2R30, —C(R26)2C(O)NH2, —CH2SO2N(R25b)2, —CH2N(R25b)SO2(C1-C6alkyl), —CH2PO3H, —CH2P(O)(OH)OCH3, —CH2OC(O)CH3, —CH2OC(O)R30, —CH2CO2R25b, —CF2CO2R25b, —CH2CH2CO2R25b, —CH2CH2C(O)N(R25b)2, —CH2CH2C(O)N(H)CH(R26)CO2R25b, —CH2N(H)CH(R26)C(O)N(H)R25b, —CH2CH2R30, —N(H)CH2(R30), —CH?CHR30, —CH?CHSO2R25b,

R25a is H, —OH, —OCH3, NH2, SO2(C1-C6)alkyl, or (C1-C6)alkyl;
each R25b is independently H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R25c is H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R25d is —OH, —OCH3, or NH2;
each R26 is independently H, halo or (C1-C6)alkyl;
each R27 is independently —OH, halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, or R26 and R27 are joined to form a cycloalkyl ring;
R28 is H, —CH2OH, —CH2NH2, —C(O)CH3, or (C1-C6)alkyl;
each R29 is independently —OH, halo, or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R30 is heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, or aryl;
n9 is 1, 2 or 3;
n10 is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
R5 is aryl, heteroaryl, or a linear or branched alkyl chain of about 1-22 carbon atoms, wherein R5 is bonded to the carbonyl carbon to which it is attached directly or by an O or NR4, to provide an amide, carbamate, or urea linkage, respectively; optionally comprising within the chain or at a chain terminus optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, or optionally substituted
wherein Z is a bond, O, S, NH, CH2 or C?C; or R5 is a linear or branched alkyl chain of about 1-22 carbon atoms, comprising within the chain at least one —O— or —N(R4)—;each R2 and R3 are each independently hydroxy or OR40;
each R40 is independently —(C1-C6)alkyl; or —(C1-C6)alkyl-NR41R42;
each R41 and R42 is hydrogen or —(C1-C6)alkyl;
n1 and n2 are independently 0 or 1;
n3 and n8 are 1;
each m is independently 0 or 1;
R1 is hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R4, R4?, and R4? are each independently at each occurrence hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R6 is hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl;
RA1, RA1?, RA2, RA3, RA3? are each independently hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl;
RA4, RA4?, RA7, RA7?, RA8, RA8?, RA9, RA9?, RA10, and RA10? are independently at each occurrence hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 J;
RA6 is H, amino, or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 J;
each J is independently OR?, (CH2)0-pN(R?)2, (CH2)0-pSR?, (CH2)0-pS(O)2N(R?)2, (CH2)0-pC(O)OR?, or (CH2)0-pC(O)N(R?)2,
wherein p is 4;
each R? is independently at each occurrence hydrogen or (C1-C6)-alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,406

SUBSTITUTED POLYCYCLIC PYRIDONE DERIVATIVES AND PRODRUGS THEREOF

1. A compound represented by the following formula:
or its pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

US Pat. No. 10,392,398

INHIBITORS OF LATE SV40 FACTOR (LSF) AS CANCER CHEMOTHERAPEUTICS

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVER...

1. A method for reducing cell proliferation in a cancer that overexpresses LSF in a subject, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a compound of Formula (III?) to a subject in need thereof, wherein the Formula (III?) has the structure:
wherein:
R1? is an aryl substituted with at least one C1-C6 alkoxyl and at least one di(C1-C24alkyl)amino, halogen or C2-C8alkenyl;
R2 and R3 are hydrogen;
R4 is hydrogen;
R5 is hydrogen;
R6 and R7 are hydrogen;
R10 and R11 are hydrogen;
and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, and wherein the compound is capable of inhibiting late SV40 factor (LSF).

US Pat. No. 10,392,389

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS FOR THE INHIBITION OF PASK

BioEnergenix LLC, San Fr...

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound as recited in claim 1 together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,392,372

COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR INCREASING CFTR ACTIVITY

Proteostasis Therapeutics...

1. A compound represented by formula III:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:X1 is N;
pp is 1, 2, or 3;
R11 is independently selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and C1-4 alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two or three halogens);
R31 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluorine, and C1-4 alkyl;
L1 is C3-5 cycloalkylene, wherein L1 may be optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-3 alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents each selected independently from Rff);
R44 is a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl having one, two or three heteroatoms each selected from O, N, and S; wherein heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one or two substituents each selected independently from Rgg;
Rff is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C2-4 alkenyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, S(O)w—NR?R?, and —S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, where w is 0, 1, or 2, wherein C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C2-4 alkenyl and C3-6 cycloalkyl may be optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, S(O)w—NR?R?, and —S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl;
Rgg is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, —S(O)w—NR?R?, —S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, where w is 0, 1, or 2; heterocycle, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and C2-6 alkenyl, wherein C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and C2-6 alkenyl are optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from Rjj; and heterocycle is optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from Rll;
Rjj is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkoxy (optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from Rkk); C3-6 cycloalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkoxy, heterocycle, C(O)OH, —C(O)OC1-6 alkyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, —S(O)w—NR?R?, and —S(O)w—C1-3 alkyl, where w is 0, 1, or 2;
Rkk is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and heterocycle (optionally substituted by C1-6 alkyl)), C3-6 cycloalkyl (optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkyl), phenyl, heterocycle (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkyl), and heteroaryl;
Rll is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two, or three substituents each independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, and C3-6 cycloalkyl) and heterocycle (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkyl);
R? and R? are each independently selected for each occurrence from H, C1-4 alkyl, phenyl and heterocycle;
w is 0, 1 or 2; and
Rhh is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl and C3-6 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,371

COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS MODULATORS OF TRPM8

Senomyx, Inc., San Diego...

1. A composition comprising:(a) at least one cooling agent compound selected from the group consisting of
or a salt thereof, and(b) at least one additional cooling agent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,370

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF DACLATASVIR DIHYDROCHLORIDE AND ITS INTERMEDIATES

OPTIMUS DRUGS PVT LTD, H...

1. An improved process for the preparation of Daclatasvir dihydrochloride of formula (I) which comprises the steps of:a. 1,1?-biphenyl-4,4?-diylbis(2-chloroethanone) of formula (Ma) is reacted with compound of formula (IVa) in absence of base to obtain compound of formula (V);

b. The product of step a) is cyclized in presence of a cyclisation agent to obtain compound of formula (VI);

c. The product of step b) is deprotected in presence of p-toluene sulphonic acid at 20-40° C. to obtain compound of formula (VIIc);

d. The product of step c) is reacted with compound of formula (VIII) in presence of coupling agent/base to get Daclatasvir and it reacts with hydrochloric acid to obtain Daclatasvir dihydrochloride of formula (I)

US Pat. No. 10,392,357

GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE 1 MODULATOR AND USES THEREOF

Acaemia Sinica, Taipei (...

1. A compound of formula (I),wherein,X is O or S;
R1 is

R2 is H or a nitrogen protecting group;
R3 and R4 are independently H, halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, or alkenyl; or R3 and R4 are taken together to form an optionally substituted 6-membered carbocycle or heterocycle;
R? is H or optionally substituted alkyl; and
n and m are independently an integral between 1 to 10, provided that when X is O, then R3 and R4 are not H; when X is S, then m is not for 4.

US Pat. No. 10,392,352

ETOMIDATE DERIVATIVE AND INTERMEDIATE, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

JIANGSU NHWALUOKANG PHARM...

1. An etomidate derivative of Formula 1:
wherein,
X and Y are independently halogen or hydrogen, with the proviso that X and Y are not hydrogen at the same time; and
R1 is C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl or C6-10 aryl, optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, amino, cyano, C1-6 alkoxyl, C2-7 alkoxycarbonyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl and C6-10 aryl,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a polymorph, or a solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,351

METHOD FOR PREPARING NILOTINIB INTERMEDIATE

SUZHOU LIXIN PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method for preparing a nilotinib intermediate 3-(4-methyi-IH-imidazol-1-yl)-5-trifluoromethyl phenylamine (I),
comprising the following steps:
a) converting trifluorotoluene to a nitrobenzotrifluoride through a nitration reaction;
b) converting the nitrobenzotrifluoride to 3-bromo-5-nitro-trifluorotoluene by a bromination reaction;
c) reacting 3-bromo-5-nitro-trifluorotoluene and 4-methyl-1H-imidazole by a condensation reaction to produce 3-(4-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)-5-nitrotrifluorotoluene in the presence of a catalyst, a promoter and a combination of two mixed acid-binding agents at a temperature of 130-160° C., with a yield of the condensation reaction higher than 70%; and
d) reducing 3-(4-methyl-1H-imidazol-1-yl)-5-nitrotrifluorotoluene through a reduction reaction to produce the nilotinib intermediate (I);
wherein:
the catalyst for the condensation reaction is cuprous iodide, zinc iodide, stannous chloride, palladium chloride or silver iodide;
the promoter for the condensation reaction is 8-hydroxyquinoline, 2,6-dimethylpyridine, 4-dimethylaminopyridine, N-methylmorpholine, N-ethyl morpholine, 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]-non-5-ene, 1,8-diazabicyclo [5.4.0]-undec-7-ene or 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2] octane; and
the mixed acid-binding agents for the condensation reaction consists of a first mixed acid-binding agent selected from the group consisting of sodium hydride, potassium hydride, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, sodium tert-butoxide, potassium tert-butoxide, sodium methylate and sodium ethoxide, and a second mixed acid-binding agent selected from the group consisting of triethylamine, ethanediamine and diisopropylethylamine;wherein:there is a mole ratio of 1.1:0.15 between the first mixed acid-binding agent and the second mixed acid-binding agent;there is a mole ratio of 1:1.2:0.15 between the 3-bromo-5-nitro-trifluorotoluene, 4-methyl-1H-imidazole, and catalyst; andthere is a mole ratio of 1:0.15 between the 3-bromo-5-nitro-trifluorotoluene and the promoter.

US Pat. No. 10,392,347

2,4-DIHYDROXY-NICOTINAMIDES AS APJ AGONISTS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound having Formula (II):
or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
ring B is independently selected from:

 and 6-membered heteroaryl;
R1 is independently selected from: F, Cl, Br, NO2, —(CH2)nORb, —(CH2)nC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)nNRaRa, —(CH2)nCN, —(CH2)nC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)nNRaC(?O)Rb, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re and C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R2 is independently selected from: C1-5 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re; C2-5 alkenyl substituted with 0-3 Re, aryl substituted with 0-3 Re, heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-3 Re; provided when R2 is C1-5 alkyl, the methylene unit except the one attached to the pyridine ring may be replaced by O, NH, and S;
R3 and R4 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring or a spiro heterocyclic ring selected from:

R5 is independently at each occurrence, selected from: OH, —(CH2)n-aryl, —(CH2)n—C3-6 cycloalkyl and —(CH2)n-heterocycle, each substituted with 0-3 R6;
R5a is independently at each occurrence, selected from: —(CR7R7)n—C3-10 carbocycle and —(CR7R7)n-heterocycle, —C(?O)—C3-10 carbocycle, each substituted with 0-3 R6;
R6 is independently selected from: H, F, Cl, Br, —ORb, ?O, —(CH2)nC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)nC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)nNRaRa, CN, —(CH2)nC(?O)NRaRa, —NHC(?O)ORb, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, (CH2)n—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R7 is, independently at each occurrence, selected from: H, C1-4 alkyl, and (CH2)n—C3-12 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
Ra, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)n—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re; or Ra and Ra together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rb, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)n—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re;
Re, at each occurrence, is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl (optionally substituted with F and Cl), OH, OCH3, OCF3, —(CH2)n—C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(CH2)n—C4-6 heterocyclyl, —(CH2)n-aryl, —(CH2)n-heteroaryl, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ?O, CO2H;
Rg, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, CN, OH, C1-5alkyl (optimally substituted with halogen and OH);
n is independently selected from zero, 1, 2, 3, and 4; and
p, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, and 2.

US Pat. No. 10,392,345

CRYSTAL OF SALT OF NOVEL 3-AZABICYCLO[3.1.0]HEXANE DERIVATIVE AND PHARMACEUTICAL USE THEREOF

SANWA KAGAKU KENKYUSHO CO...

1. A crystal of a salt comprising: a compound represented by a formula (I)
wherein R2 is a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, and R1 is a group selected from the group consisting of

and an acid selected from the group consisting of hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, and oxalic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,313

METHOD FOR APPLICATION OF BIOCHAR IN TURF GRASS AND LANDSCAPING ENVIRONMENTS

Cool Planet Energy System...

25. A method for applying biochar to an area of soil prior to installing turf grass seed in order to improve survivability and decrease water use, where the method comprises the step of adding the biochar to the top 1-4 inches of the soil prior to the installation of turf such that the average concentration of biochar in the top 1-4 inches of soil by volume is greater than 0.01% and less than 60%.

US Pat. No. 10,392,312

SILICON OXYCARBIDE ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER COATING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An article comprising:a ceramic-based substrate;
a barrier layer on the ceramic-based substrate, the barrier layer including a matrix of barium-magnesium alumino-silicate or SiO2, a dispersion of silicon oxycarbide particles in the matrix, the silicon oxycarbide particles having Si, O, and C in a covalently bonded network, and a dispersion of particles, of the other of barium-magnesium alumino-silicate or SiO2, in the matrix; and
a distinct intermediate layer between the barrier layer and the ceramic-based substrate, the distinct intermediate layer including an intermediate layer matrix of SiO2 and a dispersion of intermediate layer silicon oxycarbide particles in the intermediate layer matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,392,305

ADDITION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TO CONCRETE MIXTURES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method for manufacturing concrete comprising:(a) contacting a first slurry comprising a calcium-rich cementitious material in water with a carbon dioxide-rich gas to form a second slurry; and
(b) adding ordinary Portland cement to the second slurry without reducing the amount of water present in the second slurry from step (a),
wherein the concrete comprises calcite nanoparticles produced in situ and exhibits an increase in compressive strength of at least 10% compared to an identical concrete formed without the carbon dioxide-rich gas.

US Pat. No. 10,392,300

HEAT TREATABLE COATED ARTICLE HAVING TITANIUM NITRIDE AND ITO BASED IR REFLECTING LAYERS

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising:a first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising ITO on the glass substrate, wherein the first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between at least the glass substrate and the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second layer IR reflecting layer comprising a nitride of titanium on the glass substrate over at least the first and second dielectric layers comprising silicon nitride, so that the second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between and directly contacting the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of titanium;
a third dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of titanium;
wherein the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO is from 250-450 A thick, and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of titanium is from 130-300 A thick;
wherein the coating contains no IR reflecting layer based on silver, and contains only two IR reflecting layers;
wherein the coating has a normal emittance (En) value of no greater than 0.30; and
wherein the coated article measured monolithically has: a visible transmission from about 15-80%, a film side visible reflectance no greater than 10%, a glass side visible reflectance no greater than about 30%, a glass side reflective a* value of from ?10.0 to +1.6, and a light-to-solar gain ratio (LSG) of at least 1.10.

US Pat. No. 10,392,295

COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Alusid Limited, Preston ...

1. A composite material comprising a fused mixture of:a glass component; and
a non-glass mineral component;
wherein the composite material comprises less than 5 wt % synthetic binding agents, and at least 20 wt % non-glass mineral component;
wherein the non-glass mineral component comprises at least 60 wt % ceramics;
wherein:
the glass component comprises glass particles and the non-glass mineral component comprises non-glass mineral particles that include ceramics particles; and
the ceramics are vitrified ceramics;
wherein the components of the composite material are bound together within a fused-glass matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,392,289

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLOAT GLASS, AND FLOAT GLASS

AGC INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for manufacturing a float glass, comprising: supplying molten glass to a liquid surface of a molten metal bath placed in a float bath, thereby forming into a glass ribbon; lifting the glass ribbon from the liquid surface of the molten metal bath, followed by annealing and cutting to obtain a float glass, whereinthe float glass is alkali-free glass,
the molten metal bath is a tin alloy bath for a float bath, which comprises 1 mass % or more and 40 mass % or less of copper with the remainder being unavoidable impurities and tin,
a proportion of SO3 in the molten glass is 0.1 mass % or less, and
a temperature of a region at which the glass ribbon is lifted from the liquid surface of the molten metal bath in the float bath is 700° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,392,286

VITRIFIED MATERIAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

Plasma Tech Holdings, LLC...

1. A method for controlling the flow of hot vitrified material in a manufacturing process that uses a heating device comprising a heat source, a melt chamber, and a control plate extending into the hot vitrified material, the method comprising the following:operating the heat source to create hot vitrified material in the melt chamber;
applying a vacuum to an upper surface of the hot vitrified material to directly regulate a flow of the hot vitrified material from the melt chamber and out of the heating device; and
adjusting how far the control plate extends into the hot vitrified material.

US Pat. No. 10,392,277

BACKWASH METHOD FOR BIOLOGICAL REACTORS

BL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., M...

1. A method for cleaning a biological reactor having a media bed and an outlet located above the top of the media in the media bed while the media bed is fully settled, said method comprising:a. stopping supply of a wastewater influent to be treated;
b. supplying a backwash liquid to pass through said media bed such that said media bed is expanded above the outlet while said outlet is closed;
c. stopping supply of said backwash liquid;
d. allowing said media bed to at least partially settle below said outlet; and
e. after step d., draining backwash liquid from above the media bed through said outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,392,268

OIL-SKIMMING TUBE WITH STIFFENING INSERT MEMBER

OIL SKIMMERS, INC., Nort...

20. A method for oil collection, comprising:removing oil from a liquid surface by passing an oil collection tube over the surface;
the oil collection tube including:
a tube having an elongated, hollow structure with an inner surface bounding a hollow portion of the tube, and an outer surface defining an exterior surface of the tube; and
an elongated stiffening member disposed within the hollow portion of the tube that extends the length of the tube, the stiffening member having a stiffness of at least 0.5 times that of the tube;
wherein the tube is joined in a looped configuration and the exterior surface of the tube is oleophilic
wherein the stiffening member has a smaller diameter than the inner surface bounding the hollow portion of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,392,250

REACTOR SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING SYNTHESIS GAS

GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE,...

1. A partial oxidation reactor generating synthesis gas, comprising:a reactor vessel including therein a defined reaction zone having a reaction zone inlet and a reaction zone outlet wherein the reaction zone is catalyst free, an injector section to inject reactants including a hydrocarbon stream and oxygen to the reaction zone inlet to produce a stream of synthesis gas, wherein the injector section includes a hydrocarbon stream injector and an oxygen injector, a coolant injector to inject a coolant downstream from the reaction zone outlet to cool the stream of synthesis gas discharged from the reaction zone outlet, and a reactor vessel outlet downstream of the coolant injector for discharging the synthesis gas;
a controller in operational control with at least the coolant injector to control injection of the coolant to cool the stream of synthesis gas discharged from the reaction zone outlet and upwardly shift the H2:CO ratio in the synthesis gas to a target ratio;
wherein reaction between hydrocarbon and oxygen in the reaction zone generates heat; and
wherein the temperature of the synthesis gas as the synthesis gas discharges from the reaction zone outlet is approximately 2400° F. and wherein the controller controls injection of coolant downstream of the reaction zone outlet to cool the synthesis gas to approximately 700° F.

US Pat. No. 10,392,249

HYDROGEN STORAGE CARBON MATERIAL

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A hydrogen storage carbon material, comprising a carbon structure which has a ratio of an ultramicropore volume to a micropore volume of 60% or more, and in which stored hydrogen exhibits, in 1H-NMR measurement, a second peak at a position corresponding to a chemical shift of from ?2 ppm to ?20 ppm with respect to a first peak attributed to gaseous hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,392,247

FABRICATION PROCESS FOR A SYMMETRICAL MEMS ACCELEROMETER

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENC...

1. A process for fabricating a symmetrical MEMS accelerometer, comprising:fabricating a pair of half parts for an accelerometer, for each half part:
etching a plurality of holes on the bottom surface of the silicon-on-insulator wafer with depth to the buried oxide layer using photolithography and deep etching, thus forming the first connecting part, the second connecting part, the resilient beams, and the comb structures;
etching a plurality of hollowed parts on the top surface of the silicon wafer using photolithography and deep etching;
forming a silicon dioxide layer on the top and bottom surface of the silicon wafer using thermal oxidation or chemical deposition;
bonding the top surface of the silicon wafer with the bottom surface of the silicon-on-insulator wafer;
depositing silicon nitride on the bottom surface of the silicon wafer, then removing part of the silicon nitride and the silicon dioxide layer on the bottom surface of the silicon wafer using photolithography and etching to expose part of the bottom surface of the silicon wafer;
deep etching the exposed parts of the bottom surface of the silicon wafer to the silicon dioxide layer to form the mass, and reducing the thickness of the silicon-on-insulator wafer; and
removing the silicon nitride layer and exposed parts of silicon dioxide layer on the bottom surface of the silicon wafer by etching;
bonding the two half parts of the accelerometer along their bottom surface;
removing the top silicon layers and silicon dioxide layers to form the accelerometer using deep etching and etching;
fabricating the bottom cap by hollowing the corresponding area, and depositing metal as electrodes;
bonding the accelerometer with the bottom cap; and
depositing metal on the first silicon wafer to form electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,392,241

DEVICE FOR HANDLING AT LEAST ONE HOSE AND A FUEL DISPENSING UNIT HAVING SUCH A DEVICE

1. A device for handling at least one hose, comprising:a frame element being hollow and having a first outer end and a second outer end, said second outer end being opposite to said first outer end;
a first guiding element arranged in the frame element;
an elastic element extending horizontally in the frame element from a first fastening point to a second fastening point, the elastic element being guided by the first guiding element; and
a first hose guide arranged adjacent to the first outer end of the frame element and configured to guide the at least one hose, wherein the first fastening point is positioned on the first hose guide such that the first hose guide is movable away from the frame element allowing the at least one hose to be pulled from an idle position to an operating position, and the second fastening point is positioned on a second hose guide for guiding a second hose such that the second hose guide is movable away from the frame element allowing the second hose to be pulled from an idle position to an operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,237

CHAIN TENSIONING ARRANGEMENT AS WELL AS PUMP STATION

XYLEM EUROPE GMBH, (CH)

1. A chain tensioning arrangement for an axially extending column pipe which is configured to house a submersible pump, the chain tensioning arrangement comprising:a cross beam configured to extend in a radial direction in relation to the column pipe,
a spring arrangement including at least one spring member connected to the cross beam, and
an arm that is movably connected to the cross beam via the spring arrangement and that includes an engagement member configured to selectively engage a chain connected to said pump, wherein the arm has a main extension configured to extend in the radial direction in relation to the column pipe, the arm being displaceable in an axial direction between a lower position and an upper position, wherein the arm is pivotable in a radially extending plane between an active position, in which the arm is engaged with the chain, and an inactive position, in which the arm is disengaged from the chain,
said at least one spring member being arranged to displace the arm from the lower position towards the upper position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,218

ENDLESS BELT FLEXIBLE TUBE CLEANING LANCE DRIVE APPARATUS

STONEAGE, INC., Durango,...

1. A flexible high pressure fluid cleaning lance drive apparatus comprising:a first drive motor having a first drive shaft
a second drive motor spaced from the first drive motor having a second drive shaft extending parallel to the first drive shaft;
an elongated cylindrical spline drive roller mounted on each of the first and second drive shafts;
a plurality of cylindrical guide rollers extending parallel to the spline drive rollers and spaced between the spline drive rollers;
an endless belt wrapped around the spline drive rollers and guide rollers, the belt having a transverse splined inner surface having splines shaped complementary to splines on the spline drive rollers; and
a bias member supporting a plurality of follower rollers each aligned above one of the spline drive rollers and guide rollers, wherein the bias member is operable to press each follower roller toward one of the spline drive rollers and guide rollers to frictionally grip a flexible lance hose sandwiched between the follower rollers and the endless belt.

US Pat. No. 10,392,204

EQUIPMENT FOR MOVING A PALLET

Actiw Oy, Naarajarvi (FI...

1. Equipment for moving a pallet, the equipment comprising:lifting elements arranged to be fitted under the pallet, each lifting element being a chain, which is formed of a plurality of vertebra pivotally connected to each other,
a rolling element equipped with a lifting functionality, the rolling element being arranged in at least one of the vertebra, and
a frame, under which a resting station is arranged for the lifting elements,
the chain having one degree of freedom, such that from a straight disposition the chain is only flexible in a downward direction and is not flexible past a straight line in an upwards direction, so that the chain is taken from on top of the frame to the resting station under the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,392,195

SCRAPING ELEMENTS FOR DRIVE UNITS OF UNDERGROUND MINING APPLICATIONS

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A sprocket for a drive unit of a chain conveyor for underground mining applications, the sprocket comprising:a cylindrical body having a front face, an axis of rotation (A-A?), and a lateral surface; and
a scraping member provided on the front face, and configured to scrape off deposits during rotation of the sprocket, the scraping member including at least one radial scraping edge provided on the front face, the at least one radial scraping edge including a first end and a second end,
wherein the first end and the second end have different radial distances from the axis of rotation (A-A?), and
wherein the first end and the second end confine a polar angle ? of 0°??<180°.

US Pat. No. 10,392,190

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING DELIVERY OF ITEMS FROM ONE CONTAINER TO ANOTHER CONTAINER IN A HYBRID ENVIRONMENT

VECNA ROBOTICS, INC., Ca...

1. A method comprising:operating, at an initial stage, an automated warehouse in which robots handle, in an automated way, a transfer of items from container to container;
receiving an indication of a change in needed throughput through the warehouse;
when a spike in throughput is needed that exceeds a completely automated system threshold, implementing a hybrid operation for the warehouse, such that (1) the movement of drawer swapping robots and low-profile room robots is modified to create a pre-staging operation in preparation for humans to participate in the process, and (2) humans are scheduled at particular times to take their turn in manually managing the movement of items from source containers to destination containers;
causing a pre-staging event to occur such that source containers and destination containers can be pre-stage and configured for efficiency in general and even more specifically for particular characteristics of a respective human worker; and
operating the warehouse on a hybrid basis with robots pre-staging source containers and humans handling the movement of items from source containers to destination containers.

US Pat. No. 10,392,179

LAMINATED FILM AND PACKAGING CONTAINER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminated film comprising:an inner layer formed of a linear low density polyethylene resin and is heat-sealable;
an outer layer laminated on the inner layer; and
an intermediate layer provided between the inner layer and the outer layer,
wherein
the inner layer and the outer layer form a fragile processed portion, from which at least a part of the outer layer is removed and at least a part of the inner layer is present under the removed part of the outer layer, the fragile processed portion having a depth reaching at least an inside of the outer layer and not penetrating the inner layer,
the intermediate layer is an ink layer and is formed in a region excluding the fragile processed portion and excluding a periphery of the fragile processed portion in planar view, the intermediate layer being, in planar view, separated from the fragile processed portion, and
a first lamination strength between the outer layer and the inner layer in a region at which the ink layer is formed is less than a second lamination strength between the outer layer and the inner layer in a region at which the ink layer is not formed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,168

CONTAINER POURING SPOUT SEALING STRUCTURE

KOSE Corporation, Chuo-k...

1. A pouring spout sealing structure of an inside plug to be attached to a neck part of a container, the sealing structure comprising:a sealing member including a bottom part that seals an opening of a pouring spout of the inside plug, a peripheral wall that rises from a peripheral edge of the bottom part, and a knob part that extends from the peripheral wall,
wherein the sealing member is connected to an upper end of the opening of the pouring spout at the peripheral edge of the bottom part,
a connected portion constituting a thin pan breakable by a certain pulling force,
the sealing member is welded to the inside plug through a planar part molded integrally via the thin part, and
the peripheral wall is inclined upwardly and outwardly from the opening of the pouring spout and is inclined at an angle ? from 20 degrees to 80 degrees with respect to the planar part.

US Pat. No. 10,392,163

DISPENSER AND PROCESS

James Alexander Corporati...

1. A dispenser for dispensing a flowable material, the dispenser comprising:a container having an outer wall and a membrane collectively defining a first chamber configured to contain a flowable material,
the membrane extending from the outer wall at an angle, the membrane having a thickness and a weld seam, the weld seam having a thickness less than the thickness of the membrane, wherein a first segment of injected molded material abuts a second segment of injected molded material to form the weld seam.

US Pat. No. 10,392,150

PLASTIC CONTAINER

Niagara Bottling, LLC, O...

1. A plastic container comprising:a neck section, a shoulder section, a body section and a base section, wherein said base section comprises at least two tie members extending from a central area to a side wall of said base section, the tie members formed as partial grooves that extend in a longitudinal direction, such that the tie members are arranged between feet of the base section;
wherein at least one reinforcement groove is provided between the two tie members, the reinforcement grooves comprising a varying depth in a radial direction;
wherein there are at least in certain areas circumferential grooves provided in a peripheral direction comprising a varying depth, between said tie members;
the tie members extend into the body section and the shoulder section of the plastic container; and
wherein the tie members end immediately before or after a labeling area of the body region intended for receiving a label.

US Pat. No. 10,392,146

FOOD STORAGE APPLIANCE WITH BASED SEAL PROFILE

Sunbeam Products, Inc., ...

1. A food storage appliance, comprising:a housing;
a lid pivotally attached to the housing movable between an open and closed position;
an elongated heat sealing element;
an elongated resilient bumper mounted on an underside of the lid with a plurality of elastic members which always bias the bumper toward a completely extended position when the lid is open, and when the lid is moved to the closed position the bumper sandwiches a portion of a food storage container to be sealed against the heat sealing element while the elastic members always force the bumper against the food storage container and heat sealing element while allowing the bumper to adjust to maintain even pressure on the food storage container along the elongated heat sealing element; and
at least one stand-off extending downwardly from a rear portion of the underside of the lid which engages the housing in proximity to the heat sealing element when the lid is moved to the closed position to prevent further downward movement of the lid during evacuation or heat sealing of the food storage container to prevent pre-sealing of a food storage container.

US Pat. No. 10,392,109

MUTUALLY SYMBIOTIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. An aircraft system comprising:a wing member having an airfoil cross-section, a leading edge and a trailing edge; and
a plurality of unmanned aircraft systems selectively connectable to the wing member, the unmanned aircraft systems having a connected flight mode in which the unmanned aircraft systems are connected to the leading edge of the wing member and an independent flight mode,
wherein, in the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to provide propulsion to the wing member to enable flight;
wherein, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be launched from the wing member to perform aerial missions in the independent flight mode;
wherein, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be recovered by the wing member and returned to the connected flight mode; and
wherein, in the connected flight mode, the unmanned aircraft systems are operable to be resupplied by the wing member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,102

HELICOPTER VIBRATION CONTROL SYSTEM AND CIRCULAR FORCE GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR CANCELING VIBRATIONS

LORD Corporation, Cary, ...

1. A vibration control system for controlling a vibration on a structure responsive to a vibration disturbance at a given frequency, said vibration control system including a circular force generator for creating a controllable rotating force with a controllable magnitude and controllable magnitude phase, said vibration control system including a vibration sensor for generating a vibration signal indicative of said vibration of said structure, said vibration control system including a controller that receives said vibration signal from said vibration sensor and commands said circular force generator to create said rotating force wherein such vibration of said structure sensed by said sensor is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,392,099

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT PROPELLER CONTROL

1. A system for controlling an aircraft propeller, the system comprising:an actuator for adjusting an angle of a plurality of blades of the aircraft propeller in response to hydraulic pressure;
a feather valve operatively coupled to the actuator and configured to selectively provide the hydraulic pressure to the actuator;
a memory; and
a processing unit coupled to the memory and configured to:
compute a rate of change of a propeller parameter related to the angle and predict, based on the rate of change as computed, a condition in which the parameter reaches a value beyond a predetermined threshold,
output, in anticipation of the condition as predicted, a first control signal comprising instructions to actuate the feather valve, thereby causing adjustment of the angle and of the parameter towards the threshold, and
when the parameter reaches the threshold, output a second control signal comprising instructions to hold the feather valve at a position in which the hydraulic pressure is withheld from the actuator, thereby causing the angle to remain unchanged.

US Pat. No. 10,392,092

VERTICAL AXIS DRIVE SYSTEM

COX POWERTRAIN LIMITED, ...

1. A drive system for a marine outboard motor, the drive system comprising an internal combustion engine connected to a propulsion device, the internal combustion engine comprising a crankshaft for driving the propulsion device, wherein, in use, the crankshaft is arranged to rotate about a substantially vertical crankshaft axis, and wherein the internal combustion engine further comprises a camshaft for operating one or more cylinder valves of the engine, said camshaft being arranged for rotation about a camshaft axis arranged substantially parallel to the crankshaft axis, the drive system further comprising a fuel pump for pressurizing fuel used to operate the internal combustion engine, said fuel pump being configured to be driven by the camshaft, wherein the fuel pump comprises an input shaft arranged to rotate about an input shaft axis, said input shaft axis being arranged at an angle between 30 to 150 degrees with respect to said camshaft axis.

US Pat. No. 10,392,091

OUTBOARD MOTOR AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ROBBY GALLETTA ENTERPRISE...

1. An outboard motor for attachment to a transom of a craft, said outboard motor comprising:a stationary powerhead affixed to the transom of the craft;
a drive shaft rotationally positioned therein a rotatable drive shaft housing, said rotatable drive shaft housing having a first housing end rotationally connected to said powerhead and a second housing end connected to a gear case housing;
a first housing bearing to rotationally support said first housing end and a second housing bearing to rotationally support said second housing end; and
a steering mechanism affixed thereto a support structure of said stationary powerhead and coupled to an exterior of said rotatable drive shaft housing;
wherein said steering mechanism is configured to provide independent rotation of said rotatable drive shaft housing coupled to said gear case housing and a propeller shaft relative to said stationary powerhead to facilitate 360 degree navigational control of the craft.

US Pat. No. 10,392,085

REMOTE OPERATED VEHICLE FOR SELECTIVELY HARVESTING TARGET SPECIES

American Marine Research ...

1. A remote operated vehicle for selectively harvesting a target species in an aquatic environment, the vehicle comprising:a chassis defining a central channel and being configured to hold a plurality of attachments mounted to the chassis, wherein the plurality of attachments includes:
at least one thruster configured to propel the vehicle in the aquatic environment; and
at least one electronics containment unit configured to store one or more electronic devices for controlling an operation of the vehicle;
a containment unit connected to the chassis and configured to store the target species during harvesting;
at least one stunning device configured to stun the target species; and
at least one suction device positioned at a rear portion of the chassis and being configured to generate flow in a direction extending through the channel to cause the target species to flow into the containment unit,
wherein the plurality of attachments are mounted to the chassis via a plurality of attachment features, the plurality of attachment features including:
at least one connecting rail having a groove configured to hold a dovetail joint attached to the at least one thruster;
at least one cradle configured to hold the at least one electronics containment unit; and
at least one clamp configured to secure the at least one electronics containment unit to the cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,083

VESSEL AND BOOM CONSTRUCTION

SAFEWAY B.V., La Dordrec...

1. A vessel provided with a boom construction for transferring persons and/or cargo from said vessel to an offshore object or vice versa, the boom construction comprising:an elongated mast structure extending in a direction substantially upwards from a deck of said vessel, wherein said mast structure is pivotally mounted with respect to a hull of the vessel in a manner such as to be pivotable with respect to said hull about a single pivot axis only;
a boom connected to the mast structure and extending from the mast structure in a lateral direction; and
at least one actuator for pivoting the mast structure in order to compensate for at least a part of a roll movement of the hull of the vessel; and at least one counterweight, disposed at an end of said boom, for compensating for a moment exerted on the mast structure by the boom at least partly, said at least at least one counterweight having a center of mass located at a side of the mast structure substantially opposite to a side of the mast structure at which said boom extends from said mast structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,074

MANUAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR A BICYCLE, IN PARTICULAR OF HYDRAULIC BRAKE AND GEARSHIFT

CAMPAGNOLO S.R.L., Vicen...

1. A manual control device comprising:a support body extending longitudinally from a first part provided for fixing to bicycle handlebars to a second part generally opposite the first part, there being generally identified on the support body a rear surface on the first part for fixing to the handlebars, a front surface on the second part, an upper surface, a bottom surface, a proximal side surface and a distal side surface,
the support body having a protuberance on the second part, at the top, which can be gripped,
the protuberance in the support body includes a seat for a hydraulic assembly that includes a hydraulic cylinder defining a cylinder axis (C) along which a piston slides,
wherein an angle (ALFA), defined, in a section through a substantially middle longitudinal plane of the manual control device, between (i) a tangent to the upper surface of the support body in a region not involved in the protuberance and (ii) the axis (C) of the hydraulic cylinder of the hydraulic assembly is between 70° and 118°.

US Pat. No. 10,392,068

HANDLEBAR LIGHTS WITH TURN ACTUATOR FOR A BICYCLE

1. A bicycle including:a handlebar, said handlebar attached to a frame at substantially a midpoint;
a first set of light sources disposed a first lateral direction from the midpoint and further disposed to project light in a first forward direction, said first set of light sources including a fixed light source and a motorcontrolled light source;
a second set of light sources disposed a second lateral direction from the midpoint, and further disposed to project light in a second forward direction said second set of light sources including a fixed light source and a motorcontrolled light source;
a controller, said controller disposed on the handlebar, said controller coupled to the first set of light sources and the second set of light sources;
a rotation sensor operable to sense movement of the handlebar relative to the frame, said rotation sensor coupled to the controller,
wherein the motor-controlled light sources move in response to a position of the rotation sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,392,065

BICYCLE SEAT AND LOCK ASSEMBLY

Ino Vision Ltd., Herzliy...

1. A bicycle seat assembly comprising:a bicycle seat comprising a front portion and a rear portion; and
a mounting platform attachable to a bicycle seat post or seat post adaptor of a bicycle, wherein a first portion of said bicycle seat releasably attaches to a portion of said mounting platform and wherein a second portion of said bicycle seat, independently of attachment of the first portion of said bicycle seat, releasably attaches to another portion of said mounting platform;
wherein said mounting platforms comprises a front member and a rear member, and said rear portion of said bicycle seat releasably attaches to said rear member and said front portion of said bicycle seat releasably attaches to said front member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,038

VIDEO CONTENT ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Wi-Tronix, LLC, Bolingbr...

13. A system for analyzing video content comprising:at least one of at least one 360 degree camera, at least one fixed camera, and at least one microphone;
a video analytics system onboard a mobile asset, the video analytics system comprising an artificial intelligence component, an object detection and location component, and an obstruction detection component, the video analytics system adapted to receive data based on at least one data signal from the at least one of the at least one 360 degree camera, the at least one fixed camera, and the at least one microphone, the artificial intelligence component adapted to process the data into processed data, the object detection and location component adapted to determine object detection data and object location data of a first object based on the processed data, and the obstruction detection component adapted to determine obstruction detection information based on at least one of the processed data, the object detection information, and the object location information;
a digital video recorder, onboard the mobile asset, adapted to receive data based on at least one data signal from the at least one of the at least one 360 degree camera, the at least one fixed camera, and the at least one microphone; and
a data recorder, onboard the mobile asset, comprising a data encoder, an onboard data manager, and at least one local memory, the data recorder adapted to store the data at a configurable first predetermined rate in the at least one local memory, wherein the first predetermined rate is greater than zero seconds and up to five minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,392,037

AUTOMATED WARNING TIME INSPECTION AT RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS ON A GIVEN TRACK ROUTE

Siemens Mobility, Inc., ...

1. An automated warning time inspection system comprising:a track circuit disposed adjacent a railroad crossing to detect presence of a train on a train track, the track circuit is configured to activate when the train enters the track circuit;
a crossing warning system configured to activate when the train activates the track circuit;
an event recorder configured to record a first log time for activation of the crossing warning system;
a camera to detect a first motion detection indication in a motion detection zone of the camera if there is any motion, wherein the event recorder to record a second log time for the first motion detection indication if received; and
an island circuit to detect a presence of the train as the train enters an island, wherein the event recorder to record a third log time for activation of the island circuit;
wherein the camera to detect a second motion detection indication in the motion detection zone of the camera after the activation of the island circuit if there is any motion, wherein the event recorder to record a fourth log time for the second motion detection indication if received,
wherein the event recorder to calculate and record a warning time as a difference between the first log time and the third log time and based on a motion detection before or after the activation of the island circuit and whether the warning time was more than or equal to a threshold time and whether the train travelled more than or equal to a threshold speed a passing or a failing of the warning time inspection is logged into the event recorder in a given route of the train travelling on the train track.

US Pat. No. 10,392,026

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

DAIMLER AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A method for controlling at least two components of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:measuring, using at least one sensor of the motor vehicle, a variable of a driving behavior of the motor vehicle;
determining, based on the variable measured by the at least one sensor, a current driving profile of the motor vehicle;
comparing the current driving profile to a stored reference driving profile; and
simultaneously controlling the at least two different components depending on a result of the comparison,
wherein the at least two components include an interior illumination of the vehicle and an air-conditioning system of the motor vehicle,
wherein a light color of the interior illumination is changed when a result of the comparison indicates a driver of the vehicle is fatigued,
wherein the air-conditioning system blows fresh air into an interior of the motor vehicle when a result of the comparison indicates a driver of the vehicle is fatigued, and
wherein the blowing of fresh air by the air-conditioning system and the changing of the light color of the interior illumination is controlled in such a way that the driving behavior of a driver of the vehicle is controllable by interaction of the blowing of fresh air by the air-conditioning system and the changing of the light color of the interior illumination and a driving profile of the motor vehicle is influenceable via the driving behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,392,021

CONTROL DEVICE IN HYBRID VEHICLE

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

1. A control device in a hybrid vehicle; comprising:an internal combustion engine and an electric motor serving as drive sources of the hybrid vehicle;
a transmission including:
a first input shaft connected to the electric motor and optionally connected to an engine output shaft in the internal combustion engine with a first clutch;
a second input shaft optionally connected to the engine output shaft in the internal combustion engine with a second clutch;
an output shaft configured to output power toward drive wheels;
a first shift mechanism including a plurality of shift gears provided between the first input shaft and the output shaft and a first engagement switching mechanism which optionally engages any of the plurality of shift gears with the first input shaft or the output shaft and by which any one of odd shift stages and even shift stages is able to be set;
a second shift mechanism including a plurality of other shift gears provided between the second input shaft and the output shaft and a second engagement switching mechanism which optionally engages any of the plurality of other shift gears with the second input shaft or the output shaft and by which the other of the odd shift stages and the even shift stages is able to be set;
a reverse stage shift mechanism configured to be able to set a reverse shift stage disposed between the first input shaft and the output shaft; and
a parking lock mechanism configured to include a parking lock gear provided in the output shaft and a meshing member which is able to be meshed with the parking lock gear and lock the output shaft by meshing the meshing member with the parking lock gear; and
a control unit configured to control driving of the hybrid vehicle using the internal combustion engine and the electric motor,
wherein the control unit selects a lowest shift stage which is able to be set by the second shift mechanism as a preparation shift stage set when the parking lock mechanism is a parking lock state.

US Pat. No. 10,392,018

VEHICLE AND REGENERATIVE BRAKING CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:an electric machine configured to charge a battery via regenerative braking;
a coolant circuit having an electric heater;
a refrigerant circuit having an electric compressor; and
a controller programmed to,
responsive to a capacity of the battery to receive power being less available regenerative braking power and ambient air temperature being less than a first threshold, direct regenerative braking power to the heater but not the compressor, and
responsive to the capacity of the battery to receive power being less available regenerative braking power and ambient air temperature exceeding a second threshold greater than the first threshold, direct regenerative braking power to the compressor but not the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,392,014

SPEED CONTROLLER FOR A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a power train control unit to control a speed of the vehicle based on a control signal; and
an autonomy unit with a processor configured to:
receive a speed profile based on a preview of traffic information from a profile generator on an external network; and
based on vehicle dynamic data and the speed profile, generate the control signal to control the speed of the vehicle according to the speed profile, wherein to generate the control signal, the autonomy unit is to:
generate a model that correlates fuel consumption of the vehicle with the vehicle dynamic data and the speed profile; and
determine the control signal based on vehicle constraint factors, the speed profile, and the model.

US Pat. No. 10,392,012

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE FOR VEHICULAR DRIVING SAFETY

1. A system comprising: an inter-vehicle wireless information conveyance subsystem; an inter-vehicle information distillation subsystem; a GPS receiver and satellite signal processing subsystem; an inter-vehicle information distillation subsystem; a sensors subsystem comprising cameras and transducers for detection of position, distance and speeds of proximate vehicles; a processor/memory subsystem; at least one program that executes on said processor/memory subsystem for determining likelihood of impending proximate vehicle actions based on shared impending navigation directives; said at least one program operative to convey accident-avoidance navigation directives to a user based on said shared impending navigation directives; a vehicle control output subsystem; a display output subsystem; and an audio output subsystem.

US Pat. No. 10,392,011

VEHICLE OCCUPANCY INDICATION AND UTILIZATION THEREOF

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a processor associated with a vehicle, occupancy information regarding a number of occupants and a type of occupants in the vehicle; and
indicating, by the processor, the occupancy information in either or both of a human-perceivable way and a machine-perceivable way.

US Pat. No. 10,391,998

VEHICLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE NOISE, VIBRATION, AND HARSHNESS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:controlling an electrified vehicle by automatically engaging a braking device when the electrified vehicle is in park and an engine start or stop request has been received, wherein controlling the electrified vehicle includes preventing a brake lamp from illuminating during engagement of the braking device.

US Pat. No. 10,391,995

BRAKE BOOSTER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A brake booster for a brake master cylinder of a motor vehicle, comprising:a drive motor; and
a linkage, the drive motor connected via the linkage to a pressure piston for the brake master cylinder, the linkage including a rotatable spindle nut having an internal thread, and a nonrotatable, axially displaceable spindle rod having an external thread, the internal thread and the external thread interengaging to convert a rotational motion of the drive motor into a translational motion of the spindle rod to displace the pressure piston;
wherein the spindle nut has an external tooth set in engagement with an internal tooth set of an annular drive gear, disposed coaxially with the spindle nut, of the linkage, the spindle nut is axially displaceable with respect to the annular drive gear, and except for at least one first tooth flank of at least one tooth, which extends in a first axial portion in its longitudinal extent in a direction toward an oppositely located tooth flank, tooth flanks of teeth of the internal tooth set and of the external tooth set extend axially.

US Pat. No. 10,391,994

BRAKE SYSTEM FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

1. A brake system for motor vehicles comprising:hydraulically actuable wheel brakes;
a first electrohydraulic brake control device having a pressurizing-medium reservoir, wherein the pressurizing-medium reservoir is under atmospheric pressure;
the first electrohydraulic brake control device comprising;
a first electrically controllable pressure-providing device for supplying the hydraulically actuable wheel brakes;
an electrically actuable inlet valve for each of the hydraulically actuable wheel brakes;
an electrically actuable outlet valve for adjusting wheel-specific braking pressures; and
a wheel-specific output pressure connection for each of the hydraulically actuable wheel brakes, wherein the output pressure connections are connected to the pressurizing-medium reservoir via the outlet valves;
a second electrohydraulic brake control device comprises
a second electrically controllable pressure-providing device, the second electrically controllable pressure-providing device comprising
at least a first pump having a suction side and a delivery side for supplying at least a first wheel brake of the hydraulically actuable wheel brakes; and
wherein the second electrohydraulic brake control device is connected downstream of the first electrohydraulic brake control device and the suction side of the first pump is connected to a first output pressure connection of the output pressure connections of the first electrohydraulic brake control device, wherein a non-return valve which opens in the direction of the first output pressure connection is connected in parallel with the outlet valve associated with the first output pressure connection.

US Pat. No. 10,391,993

COMPRESSED AIR-SUPPLY-SYSTEM FOR A PNEUMATIC SYSTEM, HOUSING FOR THE COMPRESSED AIR-SUPPLY-SYSTEM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HOUSING, METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY, CONTROL-UNIT AND VEHICLE

WABCO Europe BVBA, Bruss...

1. A compressed air supply system for supplying compressed air to an air supply system of a commercial vehicle, said compressed air supply system comprising:a compressed air input port, a compressed air output port and a vent port,
a pneumatic main pipe arranged between the compressed air input port and the compressed air output port,
a pneumatic vent pipe connected to the pneumatic main pipe between the compressed air output port and the vent port,
a purge valve arranged in the pneumatic vent pipe for venting the compressed air supply system, said purge valve comprising a first and a second purge valve port and a control port,
a regeneration valve for controlling a regeneration flow of compressed air through an air dryer arranged in the main pipe, said regeneration valve comprising at least a first and a second regeneration valve port, the first regeneration valve port being connected to the pneumatic main pipe, the second regeneration valve port being connected to the purge valve control port,
a governor valve for generating a pressure signal, said governor valve comprising at least a first and a second governor valve port, the first governor valve port being connected to the pneumatic main pipe, the second governor valve port being connected to the purge valve control port, and
a first and a second pneumatic control pipe, wherein the first pneumatic control pipe connects the second regeneration valve port of the regeneration valve to the control port of the purge valve and wherein the second pneumatic control pipe connects the second governor valve port of the governor valve with the control port of the purge valve, wherein either the first or the second pneumatic control pipe is open by selectively connecting the pneumatic main pipe to the purge valve control port through the regeneration valve or the governor valve for actuating the purge valve.

US Pat. No. 10,391,991

ELECTRIC AUTOMOBILE BRAKING DEVICE

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

1. An electric automobile braking device comprising a master cylinder to which a depressing force of a brake pedal by a driver is transmitted without being boosted and that generates a brake fluid pressure, and a hydraulic booster device that can increase the brake fluid pressure generated by the master cylinder with a brake fluid pressure generated by an electric oil pump,wherein switching is possible between a normal braking mode in which hydraulic braking and regenerative braking are used in combination when a percentage charge of a battery connected to an electric motor for traveling is less than a threshold value and a regenerative braking restriction mode in which hydraulic braking is permitted and regenerative braking is restricted when the percentage charge of the battery is the threshold value or greater, and
in the regenerative braking restriction mode, when the depressing force of the brake pedal by the driver is less than a first depressing force over a predetermined period of time, an operation of the hydraulic booster device is suppressed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,986

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC BRAKE SYSTEM

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A method for operating an electronic brake system in a vehicle having at least two tires on one axle, wherein the vehicle has a center of gravity (SP) with a height (hSP), said method comprising:providing a transverse acceleration sensor adapted to measure a transverse acceleration (aSP) of the vehicle;
iteratively calculating the height (hSP) of the center of gravity (SP) as a parameter by the electronic brake system to determine whether a critical driving state is present, wherein iteratively calculating the height (hSP) of the center of gravity (SP) is performed by an electronic control unit and includes: estimating the height of the center of gravity of the vehicle, calculating a transverse acceleration based on the estimated height of the center of gravity of the vehicle, and comparing the calculated transverse acceleration with the measured transverse acceleration (aSP) from the transverse acceleration sensor, wherein, if the calculated transverse acceleration does not approximately correspond to the measured transverse acceleration (aSP), repeating the iterative calculation by estimating a different height of the center of gravity of the vehicle; and
operating a brake control unit of the vehicle while the vehicle is cornering based on the iteratively calculated height (hSP) of the center of gravity (SP) of the vehicle to prevent the vehicle from overturning.

US Pat. No. 10,391,982

LIGHTED VEHICLE WASH CONVEYOR ASSEMBLY

WashMe Properties, LLC, ...

1. A conveyor assembly for conveying a vehicle through a vehicle wash facility comprising:a pair of opposed sidewalls, with each sidewall topped by a guide rail, each of said guide rails secured to its sidewall and capable of engaging a sidewall of a vehicle tire being conveyed in said conveyor assembly;
at least one of said guide rails further including a protective sheath having an indentation therein and covering at least a portion of said guide rail; and
a strip light received in said indentation of said protective sheath and connected to a controller, said controller sending signals to said strip light to switch said strip light between an on mode and an off mode and said controller determining a color emitted by said strip light when said strip light is in said on mode.

US Pat. No. 10,391,981

WASHING APPARATUS FOR A SENSOR ENCLOSURE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a sensor enclosure;
a wiper assembly, including a wiper blade;
a guideway wherein said guideway includes a first track below said sensor enclosure and a second track above said sensor enclosure; and
a control module configured to displace said wiper blade between a stowed position free of said sensor enclosure and a deployed position engaging said sensor enclosure, said control module including a controller and an actuator controlled by said controller.

US Pat. No. 10,391,978

WIPER DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

1. A wiper device comprising:a driving arm configured to transmit a wiping movement and having a longitudinal end;
a windscreen wiper; and
a fixing device disposed between the longitudinal end of the arm and the windscreen wiper,
wherein the windscreen wiper is equipped with at least one electrical element,
wherein the longitudinal end of the driving arm is equipped with a sending coil and the windscreen wiper is equipped, at a level of the fixing device, with a receiving coil, the cooperation of the sending coil with the receiving coil, when making a mechanical connection between the driving arm and the windscreen wiper, enabling supply of power to said electrical element by magnetic induction between the coils.

US Pat. No. 10,391,948

SELECTABLE PITCH CROSSBAR-TO-VEHICLE COUPLER

Yakima Products, Inc., L...

1. A rack for carrying, cargo on top of a vehicle, the rack comprising:an aerodynamically shaped crossbar having a long axis and an elongate cross-sectional shape perpendicular to the long axis of the crossbar; and
a coupler configured to mount an end portion of the crossbar on top of a vehicle, the coupler including a crossbar clamp configured to selectively secure the crossbar to the coupler;
a first mating surface of the crossbar clamp being receivable on a second mating surface of the coupler in a plurality of discrete orientations, the first mating surface being adjustable relative to the second mating surface along an arc having a central axis perpendicular to the direction of vehicle travel and parallel to the long axis of the crossbar.

US Pat. No. 10,391,910

MODULAR ASSEMBLY CROSS-TUBE ATTACHMENT TAB DESIGNS AND FUNCTIONS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seating assembly comprising:a seat comprising:
a front assembly bracket coupled to an underside of the seat and comprising:
a rearward retention member defining a receiving aperture to receive a front cross-tube;
a polymeric overmold disposed over the rearward retention member; and
a forward retention member operable between open and closed positions and disposed proximate the rearward retention member; and
a rear assembly bracket comprising:
a tab end operably coupled with the seat;
a rounded body configured to engage a rear cross-tube; and
a fastener end configured to secure the rear assembly bracket against the cross-tube.

US Pat. No. 10,391,908

HEADREST

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A headrest comprising:a head box;
a support rod securing the head box to a vehicle seat and rod having one end;
a bearing receiving the one end and carried on the head box or the vehicle seat;
a latch releasably securing the support rod to the bearing and movable between a latching position and a release position and comprised of at least one notch extending angularly on an outer surface of the support rod and a latch element carried by the bearing and movably mounted so that in the latching position, in the event of a relative rotation between the support rod and the bearing, the latch element is movable out of a starting position into at least one crash position; and
a pivot or guide constraining movement of the latch element to a circular path.

US Pat. No. 10,391,900

VENTILATED VEHICLE SEAT

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. An occupant support comprisinga cushion having an outer surface arranged to face an occupant of the occupant support, an inner surface spaced apart from the outer surface, and an intermediate surface located between the outer surface and the inner surface and the cushion formed to define a cooling passage that extends between the outer surface and the intermediate surface,
an air-permeable cushion cover arranged around the outer surface of the cushion, and
a ventilation unit located between the intermediate surface and the inner surface of the cushion, the ventilation unit including a flexible support panel and a piezoelectric fan coupled to the support panel, the piezoelectric fan aligned with the cooling passage and including a deformable membrane and a piezoelectric motor configured to undulate the deformable membrane in response to receiving electric energy so that the ventilation unit provides a flow of air through the cooling passage and air-permeable cushion cover to provide convective cooling to the occupant of the occupant support.

US Pat. No. 10,391,894

VEHICLE SEAT RECLINING DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A vehicle seat reclining device comprising:a first bracket;
a second bracket that rotates relative to the first bracket in positive and negative directions;
a cam that rotates or moves relative to the first bracket; and
a plurality of pawls moved in a radial direction of the first bracket and engaged with the second bracket by rotation or movement of the cam, wherein
each of the pawls is biased toward a radially outer side and moved in the radial direction in cooperation with the rotation or the movement of the cam,
a first pawl and a second pawl of the plurality of pawls each include a limitation portion that limits movement in the radial direction,
the second bracket includes
an outer circumferential wall including inner teeth that mesh with outer teeth of the pawls, and
a first pawl restriction portion and a second pawl restriction portion arranged respectively in correspondence with the first pawl and the second pawl to engage the corresponding limitation portions and restrict movement of the first pawl and the second pawl in the radial direction,
the second pawl restriction portion is located toward the positive direction and a radially inner side from the first pawl restriction portion,
negative direction ends of the first pawl restriction portion and the second pawl restriction portion are arranged to contact positive direction corners of the limitation portions of the first pawl and the second pawl when a rotation angle of the second bracket relative to the first bracket is a specified angle,
the first pawl restriction portion allows movement of the second pawl toward the radially outer side,
the first pawl restriction portion extends in the positive direction to the negative direction end of the second pawl restriction portion, and
the first pawl restriction portion restricts movement of the first pawl toward the radially outer side when the second bracket is located toward the negative direction from the specified angle and allows movement of the second pawl toward the radially outer side when the second bracket is located toward the positive direction from the specified angle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,893

VEHICLE SLIDE RAIL DEVICE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle slide rail device comprising:a slide rail which is capable of adjusting a seat position when a lock mechanism is released;
a memory mechanism which includes a memory member configured to define a default position of the memory mechanism operably connected to the slide rail, which is the seat position before change, by mechanical engagement to allow the seat position to return to the default position;
a release operation mechanism, operably connected to the slide rail, which is configured to release the lock mechanism from a locked state and slide together with the memory member in a sliding direction by removing the memory member from a state of defining the default position; and
a memory operation mechanism which is configured to release the lock mechanism from the locked state while leaving the memory member in the state of defining the default position,
wherein, before operation of the release operation mechanism, the release operation mechanism is inserted into a concave portion formed in the memory member, the concave portion being a recess in a direction substantially perpendicular to the sliding direction, and the release operation mechanism is in an engagement state of being engaged integrally with the memory member in the sliding direction,
wherein, when the release operation mechanism is operated, the release operation mechanism pushes the concave portion within the slide rail device in a direction substantially perpendicular to the sliding direction and removes the memory member from the state of defining the default position and
wherein, when the memory operation mechanism is operated, the memory operation mechanism removes the release operation mechanism from an inside of the concave portion and releases the release operation mechanism from the engagement state with the memory member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,879

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM, TRANSPORTER, AND CONTROL METHOD

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

1. An energy storage system comprising:a first energy storage;
a second energy storage;
a transformation section that transforms at least one of an output voltage of the first energy storage and an output voltage of the second energy storage;
a detection section that detects a prior indicator of faults in at least one of the first energy storage and the second energy storage; and
a controller that controls the transformation section, wherein:
when the detection section has detected a prior indicator of a fault in the first energy storage or the second energy storage, the controller controls the transformation section so as to transfer power from the energy storage in which the prior indicator has been detected to the other energy storage;
the detection section identifies a prior indicator level indicating a probability level of the energy storage in which the prior indicator was detected actually becoming faulty;
when the detection section has detected a prior indicator of a fault in the first energy storage or the second energy storage, the controller controls the transformation section so as to set a discharge rate of the energy storage in which the prior indicator was detected based on the prior indicator level detected by the detection section; and
the controller controls the transformation section such that, when the prior indicator level is lower than a first threshold value, the energy storage in which the prior indicator was detected discharges at a first discharge rate that becomes lower as the prior indicator level becomes lower.

US Pat. No. 10,391,855

AIR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES AND ASSEMBLY METHOD

HBPO GMBH, (DE)

1. A device for controlling an air stream to a radiator device of a vehicle, wherein the air stream is guidable through at least one opening to the radiator device comprising:at least one cover element for at least partially closing the opening in at least a closed position, each of the at least one cover element comprising:
a bearing element extending outward from the cover element from a first end of the cover element, wherein the bearing element has a smaller cross-section than the cover element; and
a carrier for installation and operation of the at least one cover element, the carrier comprising a bearing acceptance disposed to align with the bearing element of a corresponding cover element, the bearing acceptance comprising:
a free space and a restriction, wherein the free space is adjusted to the form of the cover element and the restriction is adjusted to the form of the bearing element, such that the bearing element is introduced into the restriction and the cover element is introduced into the free space when the cover element is in an assembly position and such that the bearing element is supported by the restriction and the cover element is outside of the free space upon movement of the cover element along its longitudinal axis into an operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,853

DRIVE DEVICE

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A drive device that rotates a wheel, the drive device comprising:a motor including a motor shaft disposed along a center axis;
a planetary gear mechanism connected to one side in an axial direction of the motor shaft; and
an output unit to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted through the planetary gear mechanism; wherein the motor includes:
a rotor including the motor shaft;
a stator opposed to the rotor in a radial direction with a gap interposed therebetween; and
a bracket including a first lid covering one side in the axial direction of the stator;
the planetary gear mechanism includes:
a sun gear provided at a portion on one side in the axial direction of the motor shaft;
a plurality of planetary gears that are arranged along a circumferential direction on one side in the axial direction of the first lid to engage with the sun gear;
an annular internal gear that surrounds a radial outer periphery of the plurality of planetary gears to engage with the planetary gears;
a carrier including a second lid located on one side in the axial direction of the planetary gear, the carrier being fixed to the bracket; and
a support shaft that is attached to the carrier to extend from the carrier to one side in the axial direction along the center axis;
the output unit is supported to be rotatable about the center axis by a first bearing attached to the support shaft and a second bearing attached to the bracket, and fixed to the internal gear;
the bracket includes a protrusion protruding from the first lid to one side in the axial direction;
a radially inside surface of the protrusion includes a first curved surface that extends in the circumferential direction as viewed along the axial direction;
the carrier includes a second curved surface located on a radial inside of the first curved surface; and
the second curved surface extends in the circumferential direction as viewed along the axial direction, and contacts with the first curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,391,847

LOCKING DEVICE HAVING A LOCKING HOOK AND A MOVABLE SLIDE

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A locking device of a top of a convertible vehicle, comprising a locking support, a locking hook, which can be shifted in a translational and rotational manner so as to be displaced between a release position and a locked position and which is engaged with a locking counterpart when in the locked position, and a driving mechanism for the locking hook, the driving mechanism comprising a driving wheel, which is driven by a driving motor and which drives a slide movable on the locking support, the slide being connected to the locking hook in such a manner that the locking hook undergoes a displacing movement when the slide is moved, wherein a securing pin is arranged on a first component, the securing pin engaging into a corresponding recess of a second component when the locking hook is in the locked position, the second component moving relative to the first component when the locking hook is being displaced, the securing pin thus securing the locking hook against being displaced in the direction of the release position when the locking hook is in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,846

LIFTGATE HANDLE WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT TO IMPROVE REACH AND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An adjustable-length handle assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a retractor carried by a vertically articulating closure panel of a vehicle;
a flexible web disposed to deploy from and retract into the retractor;
a flexible web guide roller including a flexible web brake; and
a gripping portion disposed at a distal end of the flexible web.

US Pat. No. 10,391,840

ADAPTABLE ROOF-MOUNTED AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES

TRANSARCTIC CANADA, INC.,...

1. An air conditioning system for mounting on a vehicle roof, comprising:a condenser module including a condensing fluid path defined by (i) a condenser inlet for receiving a compressed fluid, (ii) a condenser heat exchanger for condensing the fluid and transferring heat from the fluid, and (iii) a condenser outlet for releasing the condensed fluid;
an evaporator module including:
a base for placement on an outer surface of the roof; the base including a plurality of longitudinal segments articulable relative to each other such that the base is deformable to conform to a curvature of the roof prior to installation of the air conditioning system;
an evaporating fluid path supported by the base and defined by (i) an evaporator inlet receiving the cooled condensed fluid from the condensing fluid path outlet, (ii) an expansion valve for vaporizing the fluid, (iii) an evaporator heat exchanger for transferring heat to the vaporized fluid, and (iv) an evaporator outlet for returning the heated vaporized fluid to the condenser module via a compressor; and
an interchangeable end plate connected to an end of each of the longitudinal segments of the base; the end plate configured to prevent further articulation of the longitudinal segments and maintain the deformable base in a shape that conforms to the curvature of the roof.

US Pat. No. 10,391,836

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied to a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant radiate heat;
a heat absorber disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant absorb heat;
an indoor blower which blows air through the air flow passage; and
control means comprising a controller for controlling operations of the compressor and the indoor blower,
the vehicle air-conditioning device heating the air to be supplied to the vehicle interior by heat radiated from the radiator to heat the vehicle interior,
the vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:
heat generating means disposed in the air flow passage to heat the air to be supplied to the vehicle interior,
wherein the control means controls timing to start the compressor, the indoor blower and the heat generating means on a basis of an outdoor air temperature,
wherein in a case of a first low outdoor air temperature environment in which the outdoor air temperature is low, the control means starts the compressor prior to the indoor blower, and
the control means starts the heat generating means simultaneously with the indoor blower, immediately after the start of the indoor blower, or after the start of the indoor blower.

US Pat. No. 10,391,828

AXLE COMPONENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AXLE

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. An axle component for a motor vehicle axle, comprising:an upper wall and a lower wall forming a hollow interior space;
at least one bearing receptacle formed by a pair of opposing rim holes through the upper and lower walls;
each rim hole having a respective collar formed by an edge of the wall and to accommodate a rubber-metal bearing to be received therewithin;
wherein the collars of the rim holes are oriented in a same direction as an insertion direction of the rubber-metal bearing; and
wherein the lower collar is oriented outward with respect to the interior space of the axle component and includes an inclined portion being partially set back into the interior space of the axle component in relation to an outer wall of the axle component.

US Pat. No. 10,391,801

INKJET RECORDING METHOD AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An inkjet recording method comprising:forming an ink image by ejecting ink on an ejection receiving medium by an inkjet head comprising a recording element substrate having an element which generates energy that is utilized for ejecting ink, a pressure chamber which has the element in the inside, and an ejection port which ejects ink, wherein the ink is circulated between the inside of the pressure chamber and the outside of the pressure chamber; and
removing at least a portion of a liquid component from the ink image by bringing a liquid absorbing member into contact with the ink image,
wherein the ink contains 5% by mass or more to 30% by mass or less of a water-soluble organic solvent having a boiling point of 110° C. or more, and
50% by mass or more of the water-soluble organic solvent contained in the ink image and having a boiling point of 110° C. or more is removed from the ink image in the removal of at least a portion of a liquid component from the ink image.

US Pat. No. 10,391,789

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS WITH INTELLIGENT MICROPRINT

Deluxe Corporation, Shor...

1. A device configured to be operated by an operator for printing a plurality of negotiable instruments according to a customer order, the device comprising:a user interface configured to receive identification information relating to the customer order from the operator, the identification information including information specific to printing of the plurality of negotiable instruments as execution of the customer order;
an image generator configured to generate images each to be printed at a microprint level on each negotiable instrument of at least a subset of multiple negotiable instruments of the plurality of negotiable instruments, the images each including an intelligent microprint identifier generated using at least the identification information received from the operator; and
a printing module configured to print the plurality of negotiable instruments, each negotiable instrument of the plurality of negotiable instruments including an image of the generated images.

US Pat. No. 10,391,783

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INKJET PRINTING MACHINE

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A method for operating an inkjet printing machine, which comprises the steps of:providing a refractometer;
determining a condition of a pigmented ink by performing the further steps of:
measuring a value of a refractive index of the pigmented ink with the refractometer;
determining a sedimentation and/or agglomeration of the pigmented ink based on a deviation of the value of the refractive index from a reference value of the refractive index of the pigmented ink by comparing the value of the refractive index with a stored reference value with a computer;
initiating a corrective measure in the printing machine for reducing the refractive index when the deviation exceeds a selected deviation;
comparing a measured, sedimentation-dependent and/or agglomeration-dependent refractive index with at least one stored type-specific refractive index for determining a type of ink;
starting a print job by applying ink with a print head of the printing machine when the deviation is below an acceptable level.

US Pat. No. 10,391,781

PRINTHEAD THAT EVACUATES AIR FROM A SUPPLY MANIFOLD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A printhead comprising:a main body comprising an elongated member made from a rigid material; and
a stack of plates affixed to an interface surface of the main body, wherein the stack of plates forms a row of jetting channels configured to jet droplets of a print fluid;
wherein the main body includes:
an inlet surface that is opposite the interface surface;
a first supply port and a second supply port on the inlet surface configured to connect to a fluid reservoir via hoses to receive the print fluid from the fluid reservoir, wherein the first supply port and the second supply port are separated by a distance along a length of the main body;
a supply manifold configured to provide a fluid path for the print fluid to the row of jetting channels, wherein the supply manifold is formed by:
a manifold duct cut along a length of the interface surface of the main body from a first end to a second end, wherein a length of the manifold duct is at least as long as the row of jetting channels;
a first fluid passage that fluidly couples the first supply port to the first end of the manifold duct; and
a second fluid passage that fluidly couples the second supply port to the second end of the manifold duct;
a cavity that runs the length of the manifold duct; and
a semi-permeable membrane disposed between the cavity and the manifold duct along the length of the manifold duct.

US Pat. No. 10,391,772

SILICON SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD MANUFACTURING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A silicon substrate processing method comprising:providing a silicon substrate with a sacrificial layer formed in a form of an island on a front surface thereof, the front surface being a surface on a side where a flow path of an ejection port for ejecting liquid is to be formed, the sacrificial layer having a higher etching rate than the silicon substrate;
forming a mask layer on a back surface of the silicon substrate, the back surface being a surface opposite from the front surface, the mask layer being a layer that does not include an opening at a portion of the back surface opposite from the sacrificial layer;
forming a non-penetrating hole from an opening on the back surface of the silicon substrate; and
forming a beam on the back surface side by performing anisotropic etching on the silicon substrate in which the non-penetrating hole is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,763

INKJET PRINTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SUBSTRATES

MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS...

1. An inkjet printing system configured to inkjet patterns of liquid material on substrates that each have a length and a width or, alternatively, a diameter, wherein each substrate includes at least two substrate reference marks that are spaced from each other at a distance which is larger than at least half of the length, the width or the diameter of the substrate, the inkjet printing system including:at least one chuck on which a substrate can be placed, each chuck having a length and a width or, alternatively, a diameter and including at least two visual chuck reference marks that are spaced apart from each other at a distance which is larger than at least half of the length, the width or the diameter of the chuck;
at least one inkjet printing head that includes at least one nozzle that is configured to discharge liquid when the nozzle is fired by a control signal;
a printing motion assembly that supports at least one of the at least one chuck and the at least one inkjet printing head so that a two dimensional printing area on the at least one chuck can be covered with liquid discharged by the at least one printing head; and
an electronic controller assembly configured to produce control signals to fire the at least one nozzle and configured to control the printing motion assembly for positioning the at least one printing head relative to the at least one chuck so that the positioning variation with which the liquid is deposited relative to the chuck is less than a first threshold value,wherein:each reference mark of the at least one chuck is associated with an associated camera that is directed to the associated chuck reference mark, each camera having a two dimensional matrix of camera pixels, each pixel having a pixel coordinate;
each chuck includes a placement area extending within a boundary; and
when a substrate has been placed in or on the placement area of a said chuck, each camera that is associated with a chuck reference mark is also associated with an associated substrate reference mark in that an image taken with a said camera includes an associated chuck reference mark and an associated substrate reference mark, and
the controller assembly is configured:
to control the at least two cameras to take a set of images each instance a substrate has been placed on that chuck, wherein each camera takes a single image of the set of images, wherein each single image of the set of images includes an associated chuck reference mark and an associated substrate reference mark;
to determine, for each set of images, the position of the chuck relative to the at least two cameras by detecting, for each image of the set of images, the position of a said chuck reference mark with respect to the camera pixel coordinates of a said associated camera;
to determine, for each set of images, the position of the substrate relative to the at least two cameras by detecting, for each image of the set of images, the position of a said substrate reference mark with respect to the camera pixel coordinates of a said associated camera; and
to use these two position determinations to calculate, for each set of images, the substrate position relative to the chuck reference marks and thus relative to the chuck with an accuracy of less than a second threshold value and, based on that relative position, subsequently time the firing of the at least one nozzle of the at least one printing head and control the movement of the printing motion assembly so that the liquid discharged by the inkjet printing head is positioned on the substrate with a positioning variation which is less than the sum of the first and the second threshold values.

US Pat. No. 10,391,759

ROTOGRAVURE PRINTING SYSTEM AND THE PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

Paramount International S...

1. A method of operating a rotogravure printing system comprising a machine provided with at least one rotatable shaft and an end plate for transfer of shaft rotation to a cylinder sleeve,which system further comprises a first rotogravure cylinder sleeve having a first base and a first gravure at a printing surface comprising a first outside layer package deposited over the first base and a second rotogravure cylinder sleeve having a second base and a second gravure at a printing surface comprising a second outside layer package deposited over the second base,
said first base and second base being of the same size while said first printing surface and said second printing surface are of different outside diameter sizes,
each first and second base contains aluminum or aluminum alloy,
each first and second outside layer package comprises at least one high-velocity thermally sprayed copper or copper alloy layer, and each layer of the first layer package and the second layer package has a hardness greater than the base, and
said rotogravure cylinder sleeves are to be rotated by means of the at least one shaft and an end plate coupled thereto,
which method comprises:
(a) assembling the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve, which end plate is provided with at least one contact surface that is designed for contact with a mating contact surface defined at an inner side of each of the cylinder sleeves,
(b) mounting the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve onto the shaft;
(c) carrying out a first printing operation, comprising the step of rotating the at least one shaft, and therewith the first rotogravure cylinder, so as to print the substrate in accordance with the gravure of the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve, and thereafter,
(d) disassembling the end plate and the first rotogravure cylinder sleeve,
(e) assembling the end plate with the second rotogravure cylinder sleeve, and
(f) carrying out a second printing operation with the gravure of the second rotogravure cylinder sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,391,728

ROTARY FAN PRESS WITH AUGER

Prime Solution Inc., Ost...

1. A liquid extraction assembly for extracting liquid from a mass comprising:a housing having an inlet and an outlet;
the housing further including a path between the inlet and the outlet;
the housing being configured to have the mass forced into the inlet to move the mass from the inlet to the outlet;
the housing including a pair of rotating screens adjacent the path, the path being defined in an area between the rotating screens;
each of the rotating screens including a plurality of openings located at the path;
wherein pressure from mass forced into the inlet presses the mass against the openings of the rotating screens to thereby force at least a portion of liquid in the mass to pass through the openings of the rotating screens;
the housing having at least one stirring arm extending into the path between the inlet and the outlet, the at least one stirring arm stirring the mass in the path; and
wherein at least a majority of the at least one stirring arm is located in the path between the rotating screens.

US Pat. No. 10,391,721

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A PLY OF MATERIAL OF A COMPOSITE COMPONENT ALONG AN ARCUATE SURFACE

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A device for positioning a ply of material of a composite component along an arcuate surface, the ply comprising two end portions and a plurality of fiber tows extending longitudinally between the two end portions, the arcuate surface having a curved edge and a planar surface extending from the curved edge, the device comprising:two curving units, each curving unit being disposed at opposed ends of the arcuate surface and including:
a clamp adapted to clamp an end portion of the ply when a first longitudinal edge portion of the ply is placed along the curved edge; and
a base supporting the clamp, the base being rotatable about a pivot axis normal to the base between a first position and a second position, wherein rotation about the pivot axis is operative to cause:
rotating of the two opposed end portions of the ply, each about the corresponding pivot axis normal to the ply;
sliding of at least some of the plurality of fiber tows relative to each other; and
substantial aligning of the plurality of fiber tows in a curved direction along the arcuate surface.

US Pat. No. 10,391,720

METHOD FOR MAKING A SLIP RESISTANT MAT

Cintas Corporate Services...

1. A method of making a slip resistant mat having a slip resistant pattern on a backing of the mat, the method comprising the steps of:forming a model platen with a replica of the slip resistant pattern;
forming a screen mold with the model platen in which the screen mold has a negative of the slip resistant pattern formed by the replica of the slip resistant pattern; and
forming the slip resistant mat with the screen mold in which the negative of the slip resistant pattern forms the slip resistant pattern on the backing of the mat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,716

ARTICULATING VACUUM PLATE SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Grotown VI, LLC, Grand R...

1. A method of forming a three dimensional article comprising:providing a first vacuum plate and a second vacuum plate arranged in a first mode in which the first vacuum plate and the second vacuum plate are configured to cooperatively form a generally planar, two dimensional surface, each vacuum plate including a plurality of vacuum ports and an internal vacuum chamber, each vacuum chamber of each vacuum plate being separate and independent from the other vacuum chamber, each vacuum plate being in fluid communication with a vacuum source;
loading a film on the first and second vacuum plates with the first and second vacuum plates in the first mode, so that the film is adjacent the two dimensional surface and so that the film is in a generally planar, two dimensional form;
applying a vacuum through the plurality of vacuum ports to draw the film toward the two dimensional surface;
articulating the first and second vacuum plates so that the plates cooperatively transition to a second mode in which the film transitions from the generally planar, two dimensional form to a three dimensional form;
moving the film on the first and second vacuum plates relative to a contoured mold having a three dimensional net shape; and
engaging the film against the contoured mold to configure the film into the three dimensional net shape,
wherein the contoured mold is in the form of a hood disposed adjacent the first and second vacuum plates when in the first mode,
wherein the first and second vacuum plates move into at least a portion of the hood during the moving step.

US Pat. No. 10,391,702

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT FABRICATION USING THERMOFORMING

Free Form Factory, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a jet-pump powered personal watercraft, the method comprising:producing a top deck mold for a first component of the personal watercraft, the top deck mold including a plurality of features for assimilation into the first component, the plurality of features of the top deck mold including a foot tray feature, a bulkhead/firewall feature, a gunwales feature, an engine bay opening feature, and a first bond rail feature;
inserting a first thermoplastic material into a heater;
draping the heated first thermoplastic material over the top deck mold;
drawing the heated first thermoplastic material into or over the top deck mold using a vacuum, the heated first thermoplastic material assimilating the features of the top deck mold to produce the first component;
allowing the first component to cool;
extracting the first component from the top deck mold;
producing a bottom hull mold for a second component of the personal watercraft, the bottom hull mold including a plurality of features for assimilation into the second component, the plurality of features of the bottom hull mold including a mid-rocker feature, a convex groove feature running longitudinally along the bottom hull mold and parallel to a center line of the bottom hull mold, a pump cavity feature, and a second bond rail feature having a shape complementary of the first bond rail;
inserting a second thermoplastic material into the heater;
draping the heated second thermoplastic material over the bottom hull mold;
drawing the heated second thermoplastic material into or over the bottom hull mold using a vacuum to produce the second component;
allowing the second component to cool;
extracting the second component from the bottom hull mold;
trimming excess material from the first component;
trimming excess material from the second component; and
coupling the first bond rail of the first component to the second bond rail of the second component to form the personal watercraft.

US Pat. No. 10,391,701

MOLD BOTTOM WITH WIDE AIR VENTS FOR THE FORMING OF A CONTAINER

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A mold bottom (20) for a mold (1) for manufacture, by blow molding or stretch blow molding of a parison (3) made of plastic material, of a container (2) that has a bottom (8) with a peripheral seat (9), the mold bottom (20) comprising:a bottom unit (21) that has a molding face (22) in relief bearing the impression of at least a part of the bottom (8) of the container (2), a pressure-release air vent (26) being formed within the unit (21) and emptying out, via an inner opening (27), on the molding face (22) and, via an outer opening (28), into a pipe (29, 30) for exposure to air; and
an insert (34) that is provided with a projection (35) housed in the air vent (26) and that has a terminal face (36) bearing the impression of at least one part of the seat (9) of the container (2),
wherein the insert (34) is provided with an inner circuit (37) for heat regulation of the projection (35),
wherein the insert (34) is mounted to move, in relation to the bottom unit (21), between:
a retracted position in which the terminal face (36) of the projection (35) is separated from the inner opening (27) and permits the inner opening to communicate with the pipe (29, 30) for exposure to air, and
a deployed position in which the terminal face (36) extends in the vicinity of the inner opening (27),
and wherein in the deployed position, the terminal face (36) of the projection (35) extends into the extension of the molding face (22).

US Pat. No. 10,391,681

MOULDING PROCESS

PIXSWEET B.V., (NL)

1. A method of forming a molded item, said method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a mold former comprising an indentation having an inner surface and a bottom face and made of plastics and manufactured by a 3-dimensional printing process, said mold former being shaped to form a mold having:
a series of holes extending between the inner surface and the bottom face of the mold former indentation,
(b) forming the mold in said mold former from a plastics material, wherein the mold has an indentation corresponding to a desired shape of said molded item;
(c) positioning an elongate member in and extending out of said mold such that a first end of the elongate member is received within said mold indentation and a second opposite end of said member is located outside said indentation;
(d) introducing a volume of liquid into said indentation receiving said first end of said elongate member;
(e) positioning a cover over said mold including said mold indentation receiving said first end of said elongate member and sealing the cover to the mold; and
(f) causing said liquid in said covered mold indentation receiving said first end of said elongate member to solidify about said first end of said elongate member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,668

FIREWOOD PROCESSORS

LAITILAN RAUTARAKENNE OY,...

1. A firewood processor, comprisinga saw, arranged to cut and separate a log from wood,
means for feeding wood for the saw,
a splitting chute, arranged to receive at least a part of the log,
a splitting wedge arranged to split the log, of which at least part is arranged in the splitting chute, into pieces,
a pressure plate arranged to support the log while splitting the log, and
a press for moving the pressure plate relative to the splitting wedge in such a way that the log or another log arranged in between the pressure plate and the splitting wedge is configured to be split by said movement, wherein
the splitting wedge is arranged to split the log, of which at least part is arranged in the splitting chute, into at least one intermediate split log and at least one firewood-ready piece, the firewood processor further comprising:
a returning plate configured to return the intermediate split log back to the splitting chute for further splitting,
a protector configured to be in an open position and a closed position, and
a protector position sensor configured to detect a position of the protector, wherein
in the closed position, the protector is arranged to limit an interior of the firewood processor and arranged to protect a user from moving parts of the firewood processor; and
in the open position, the protector is arranged to allow the user to handle at least one of the wood, the log, and the intermediate split log, and
the firewood processor is, after splitting the log, without a user-given control signal or user-given control signals from a controller, and only when the protector is in the closed position, configured to automatically return the intermediate split log, using the returning plate, to the splitting chute.

US Pat. No. 10,391,666

MACHINING DEVICE FOR MACHINING A WORKPIECE BY MEANS OF AT LEAST ONE FLUID JET

MICROWATERJET AG, Aarwan...

1. A machining device for machining a workpiece by means of at least one fluid jet, comprisinga workpiece support for supporting the workpiece, and
a catch basin for dissipating the energy of the at least one fluid jet after its penetration of the workpiece, wherein
the catch basin is arranged in a self-supporting manner in relation to the workpiece support in order to avoid the transmission of vibrations from the catch basin to the workpiece support, and
wherein the catch basin includes side walls, which extend vertically from a bottom of the catch basin beyond a level at which the workpiece support is located such that the workpiece is located within the catch basin, below an uppermost surface of said side walls, thereby allowing the catch basin to be filled with water up to the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,391,658

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPIRALLY SLICING MEAT

SF Investments, Inc., Wi...

1. A method for spirally slicing a meat product, comprising:rotating the meat product about a first axis on a turntable with a support apparatus;
stabilizing the rotating the meat product along an outer surface of the meat product with a stabilizer apparatus comprising a paddle constructed of a flexible material coupled with and extending from an arm; and
spirally slicing the meat product in a direction generally transverse to the first axis with a cutting assembly having a knife blade configured transverse to the first axis,
wherein the paddle is placed adjacent to the knife blade on the same side of the product.

US Pat. No. 10,391,644

ROBOT WITH A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE

KUKA Deutschland GmbH, A...

1. A robot, comprising:a robot controller designed and configured to execute a robot program;
a robot arm with at least three joints which are connected by links; and
a plurality of drives corresponding to each of the at least three joints, wherein each drive is configured to adjust one of the joints allocated to the drive, and which can be actuated in an automated manner in accordance with the robot program or in a manual drive mode by the robot controller in order to automatically adjust the associated joint;
at least a first one of the links comprising:
a force measuring device configured to measure a force on the first link in a predetermined direction,
a first structural component which is connected to the joint of the robot arm that is mounted in the kinematic joint chain of the robot arm directly upstream from the first link,
a second structural component which is connected to the joint of the robot arm that is mounted in the kinematic joint chain of the robot arm directly downstream from the first link, and
a bearing arrangement connecting the first structural component to the second structural component and which is configured to rigidly connect the first structural component to the second structural component, leaving only one degree of freedom,
wherein the one degree of freedom of the bearing is configured to permit mobility only in the direction in which the force measuring device is configured to measure the force.

US Pat. No. 10,391,637

SELF-PROPELLED ROBOT

MIRAIKIKAI, INC., Kurash...

1. A self-propelled robot that self-travels on a structure having a flat surface to perform operation on the flat surface of the structure, the self-propelled robot, comprising:a robot main body in which a moving unit for the self-travel is provided; and
a controller that controls movement of the robot main body,
wherein the moving unit includes:
one of a wheel and a crawler, the one of the wheel and the crawler running on the flat surface; and
a driving unit that drives the one of the wheel and the crawler, and
the controller has a function of controlling activation of the moving unit such that a rotation plane direction of the one of the wheel and the crawler is substantially orthogonal to an inclination direction of the flat surface when the self-propelled robot is caused to stand still on the flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,391,611

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A GOOD TO BE CUT BY MEANS OF A FLUID

UHDE HIGH PRESSURE TECHNO...

1. A device for cutting a cuttable material with the aid of a fluid, the device comprising:an outlet nozzle;
a pressure-generating unit, wherein the outlet nozzle is fluidically connected to the pressure-generating unit via a fluid line, wherein the pressure-generating unit pressurizes the fluid in the fluid line;
a switching valve; and
a pulsation damper for damping pressure fluctuations from the fluid line, wherein depending on a switching position of the switching valve the pulsation damper is couplable to the fluid line and uncouplable from the fluid line.

US Pat. No. 10,391,609

MODULAR CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR ROTATING MACHINE TOOL

OptiPro Systems, LLC, On...

1. For a machine tool comprising a housing, a rotating spindle mounted in the housing, and an electrical device mounted in the rotating spindle, a contact assembly comprising:a) a mounting plate joinable to the housing by movement of the plate into an attached position on the housing;
b) a first brush assembly joined to the mounting plate and comprising a first conductive brush movable with respect to the mounting plate and a second conductive brush movable with respect to the mounting plate;
c) a first electrical contact disposed in the mounting plate and in electrical communication with the first conductive brush;
d) a second electrical contact disposed in the mounting plate and in electrical communication with the second conductive brush;
e) an actuator joined to the mounting plate and operable to move the first conductive brush into electrical contact with a first rotating electrical contact ring in electrical communication with the electrical device, and operable to move the second conductive brush into electrical contact with a second rotating electrical contact ring in electrical communication with the electrical device, when the mounting plate is in the attached position; and
f) a first energy supply connection disposed in the mounting plate and in communication with the actuator;
wherein when the mounting plate is moved from a detached position to the attached position and is joined to the housing of the machine tool, the first electrical contact disposed in the mounting plate is electrically connected with a first mating electrical contact disposed in the housing of the machine tool, the second electrical contact disposed in the mounting plate is electrically connected with a second mating electrical contact disposed in the housing of the machine tool, and the first energy supply connection disposed in the mounting plate is connected to a first mating energy supply connection disposed in the housing of the machine tool.

US Pat. No. 10,391,599

ELECTRIC POWER TOOL

KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., ...

1. An electric power tool comprising:a motor;
a main switch configured to be manually operated by a user of the electric power tool for switching the motor between driving and stopping,
a mode change switch configured to be manually operated by the user; and
a control unit configured to drive the motor in one of a plurality of driving modes having different rotational speeds,
wherein the control unit is configured to switch the operation mode in accordance with operation of the mode change switch by the user even during motor driving,
wherein when a load on the motor is equal to or larger than a predetermined value, the control unit is configured to keep on driving the motor without performing the switching of the operation mode even if the mode change switch is operated during motor driving.

US Pat. No. 10,391,586

METHOD FOR LASER-MARKING OF ANODIZED ALUMINUM

Coherent, Inc., , CA (US)...

1. A method of marking a workpiece of aluminum covered by an anodically formed, corrosion resistant aluminum oxide layer, comprising:irradiating the aluminum, through the oxide-layer, with repeated bursts of two or more optical pulses while scanning the bursts of pulses over the workpiece surface, each location on the workpiece that is irradiated receiving at least one burst of consecutive optical pulses, the temporal separation of consecutive pulses in the bursts thereof being less than about 25 nanoseconds, the repetition frequency of the bursts being at least about 400 kilohertz, and the fluence level of an individual pulse in a burst on the workpiece surface is less than about 0.1 Joules per square centimeter in order to mark the workpiece without compromising the corrosion resistance of the aluminum oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,579

VENTILATED VIBRATING ELECTRODE HOLDER

HUYS INDUSTRIES LIMITED, ...

1. An electrode holder for a consumable welding material electrode, said electrode holder comprising:a handle by which an operator grasps said electrode holder;
said handle being made of an electrical insulator;
an electrode seat for a consumable welding material electrode rod, said electrode seat being mounted to said handle;
said electrode holder has a housing, said housing having a shape defining said handle;
an electrically conductive member mounted to said handle, said electrically conductive member having a first end at which to receive power from an electrical power source, and a second end in electrically conductive connection with said electrode seat, in use, said electrically conductive member being operable to carry electrical current from said power source to melt the electrode rod;
a vibration source mounted to said handle, said vibration source being operable to vibrate said electrode seat relative to said handle;
said vibration source being mounted within said housing, said vibration source includes an exciter; and said exciter includes a rotating eccentric;
said electrically conductive member is a beam;
said rotating eccentric is mounted to a shaft beside said beam; and
said beam conducts both electricity and vibration to said electrode seat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,568

POWER TOOL SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A machine-tool system comprising:at least one machine tool including at least one workpiece-bearing unit configured to support a workpiece during machining, and a drive unit operably coupled to at least one movably mounted tool-guide unit, the tool-guide unit having a transmission unit arranged at least partially within a tool-guide rod of the tool-guide unit, the tool-guide rod slidably received within a tool-guide bearing block, the movably mounted tool-guide unit pivotably attached to the at least one workpiece-bearing unit and pivotable about a pivot axis which is perpendicular to a bearing surface of the at least one workpiece-bearing unit; and
at least one machine-tool severing device removably arranged on the tool-guide unit, wherein the machine-tool severing device includes at least one cutting strand and at least one guide unit configured to guide the at least one cutting strand, the cutting strand having an internal circumference smaller than an external circumference of the at least one guide unit, such that the at least one cutting strand is retained on the at least one guide unit when the machine-tool severing device is removed from the tool-guide unit, wherein the at least one machine-tool severing device, in at least one operating state, is mounted such that the at least one machine-tool severing device is displaceably guided by the tool-guide unit at least essentially parallel to a bearing surface of the at least one workpiece-bearing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,391,563

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL AND CONTROL METHOD

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A hand-held power tool comprising:a machine housing;
a motor;
a shaft driven by the motor;
a tool socket mounted on the shaft and having a holding space to hold a tool, and having a clamping jaw situated in a link and projecting into the holding space;
a carriage coupled to the clamping jaw and having a thread engaging into a mating thread of the shaft to form a screw drive;
an actuator movable by a user between a first position and a second position; and
a switchable coupling mounted non-rotatably on the tool socket and alternatingly engaging either with the shaft or with the machine housing, depending on the first and second positions of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,391,559

MACHINE TOOL

OKUMA CORPORATION, Niwa-...

1. A machine tool comprising:a workpiece spindle device that rotates a workpiece;
a tool post that can move a tool in a first axis direction which is a radial direction of the workpiece, and a second axis direction which is an axial direction of the workpiece; and
an articulated robot including a plurality of arms, a plurality of joints, and an end effector, wherein
the plurality of joints connect the arms in a manner to be rotatable around an axis parallel to a third axis orthogonal to the first axis and the second axis,
the end effector moves in a plane parallel to a movement plane of the tool, and
the robot is attached on the tool post, and moves in the first axis direction and the second axis direction with the tool post.

US Pat. No. 10,391,553

MOLDING MACHINE

Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki K...

1. A molding machine comprising:a plurality of ejector pins capable of moving together with respect to a mold,
an electric motor capable of driving the plurality of ejector pins,
a position sensor capable of detecting positions of the plurality of ejector pins,
a pressure sensor capable of detecting a pressure which is given by the plurality of ejector pins to a molding material,
a display device capable of displaying an image, and
a control device controlling the electric motor and the display device, wherein
the control device comprises
a drive control part which controls the electric motor so as to generate a driving force moving the plurality of ejector pins forward to an internal portion side of the mold after start of injection and before die opening and
a display control part which controls the display device so as to display the positions detected by the position sensor and the pressure detected by the pressure sensor along a common time axis.

US Pat. No. 10,391,548

CASTING DEVICE AND CASTING METHOD

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A casting device that carries out casting by supplying molten metal to a cavity formed inside a casting die in a state in which a core pin is disposed in the casting die, the casting device comprising:a temperature detector that detects a temperature of the core pin at a predetermined time after pressurization has ended in a casting cycle, and
a cooling controller for applying cooling energy to the core pin, the controller configured to control an amount of cooling energy applied to the core pin during the casting cycle based on a detected temperature that is detected by the temperature detector in an immediately previous casting cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,536

TOOL KIT FOR BENDING A METAL TRAY

1. A tool kit for bending a metal tray comprising:a middle bending tool further comprising:
a solid cylindrical middle lower handle having a bottom end, a top end, and a middle gripping member disposed over the bottom end; and
a C-shaped middle top clamping member having a rectangular middle top plate, a rectangular middle bottom plate, a middle rear portion disposed between the middle top plate and the middle bottom plate, and a middle opening disposed between the middle top plate and the middle bottom plate, wherein the middle bottom plate is substantially medially welded to the top end of the middle lower handle;
wherein the middle lower handle is perpendicularly extended from the middle bottom plate of the middle top clamping member;
a right bending tool further comprising:
a solid cylindrical right lower handle having a lower end, an upper end, and a right gripping member disposed over the lower end; and
a C-shaped right top clamping member having a right surface, a left surface, a square-shaped right top plate, a square-shaped right bottom plate, a middle rear section disposed between the right top plate and the right bottom plate, and a right opening disposed between the right top plate and the right bottom plate, wherein the right bottom plate is substantially medially welded to the upper end of the right lower handle;
wherein the right lower handle is extended at a forty-five degree angle from the right bottom plate of the right top clamping member toward the right surface;
a left bending tool further comprising:
a solid cylindrical left lower handle having a bottom side, a top side, and a left gripping member disposed over the bottom side; and
a C-shaped left top clamping member having a right area, a left area, a square-shaped left top plate, a square-shaped left bottom plate, a left rear section disposed between the left top plate and the left bottom plate, and a left opening disposed between the left top plate and the left bottom plate, wherein the left bottom plate is substantially medially welded to the top side of the left lower handle;
wherein the left lower handle is extended at a forty-five degree angle from the left bottom plate of the left top clamping member toward the left area;
wherein each of the right opening of the right top clamping member of the right bending tool, the middle opening of the middle top clamping member of the middle bending tool, and the left opening of the left top clamping member of the left bending tool removably and slidably engages an edge of a metal tray;
wherein each of the right top clamping member of the right bending tool, the middle top clamping member of the middle bending tool, and the left top clamping member of the left bending tool is configured to bend the metal tray to a shape desired by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,391,533

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPONENT FROM AN EXTRUDED LIGHT METAL PROFILE

BENTLER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK ...

1. Method for producing a motor vehicle component, the method comprising:extruding a 5000 series, 6000 series, or 7000 series aluminum alloy as an extruded profile having, in cross section, at least two mutually different wall thicknesses and at least one closed hollow chamber and an extrusion width,
at least partially flattening and/or widening the cross section to a processing width, wherein the processing width is at least 10% greater than the extrusion width,
after the flattening and/or widening, performing separation of the extruded profile to obtain a blank,
processing the blank by deformation of the blank to form the motor vehicle component.

US Pat. No. 10,391,523

SENSOR WASHING DEVICE

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A sensor washing device, comprising:a washer housing including a ring portion and a fluid source attachment, said fluid source attachment being configured to receive fluid, and said ring portion having,
a main opening for receiving a detecting head of the sensor,
an attachment side configured for mounting said washer housing, and
a washing side configured to frame the detecting head of the sensor, said washing side being in fluid communication with said fluid source attachment, and
a plurality of nozzles being disposed in a transition portion of said washer housing between said ring portion and said fluid source attachment of said washer housing, said plurality of nozzles being configured to discharge fluid to said washer side radially inwardly towards said main opening for cleaning the detecting head of the sensor, and said plurality of nozzles being defined by a plurality of tabs extending from said transition portion toward said main opening of said ring portion, thereby forming fluid path slots of said plurality of nozzles therebetween,
wherein said washer housing, said ring portion, and said transition portion are stationary with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,391,482

TRANSPARENT PHOTOCATALYST COATING AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A photocatalytic material comprising a photocatalytic layer comprising tin, and a non-photocatalytic material comprising copper, wherein part of the non-photocatalytic material is in direct contact with the photocatalytic layer, and wherein the photocatalytic layer and the non-photocatalytic material have a volume ratio that is about 3 to about 50.

US Pat. No. 10,391,469

SORBENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A sorbent bed, comprising:a sorbent support comprising at least one of a carbon material, a polymeric material, or alumina, wherein the sorbent support comprises a plurality of pores; and
an impregnant configured to absorb ammonia disposed within the plurality of pores in the sorbent support, wherein the sorbent bed comprises greater than 50% and up to 60% by weight impregnant, and wherein the impregnant comprises at least one of phosphoric acid or zinc chloride.

US Pat. No. 10,391,463

SYSTEM FOR MIXING A CHEMICAL PRODUCT WITH WATER

EXEL INDUSTRIES, Epernay...

1. Phytosanitary product mixing system for mixing a phytosanitary chemical product with water, comprising a water inlet port designed to be connected to a pressurized water supply pipe, a chemical product inlet port designed to be connected to a chemical product reservoir, and a mixture outlet port, wherein it comprises a main chamber in which a piston is movable and delimits an upstream part of the main chamber that is fluidically connected to the water inlet port and a downstream part of the main chamber that is connected to the chemical product inlet port, wherein the piston is provided with a rod extending into the downstream part of the main chamber, wherein the water inlet port is also connected to the mixture outlet port, wherein the downstream part of the main chamber is also connected to the mixture outlet port, wherein a water flow regulating device is interposed between the upstream part of the main chamber and the water inlet port, and wherein the piston is movable in the main chamber under the action of water entering the upstream part of the main chamber and the pressure difference created by the rod of the piston in the downstream part of the main chamber, so that the chemical product contained in the downstream part of the main chamber is directed towards the outlet port, wherein the mixing system is arranged for operation in a plurality of operating modes and comprises a control member operable by a user to select a desired one of the operating modes of the system by controlling at least one valve arranged for regulating flows in the system of at least one of phytosanitary chemical product, water and a mixture of the phytosanitary chemical product and water; andwherein the plurality of operating modes comprise:
a first mode for filling the main chamber with the phytosanitary chemical product;
a second mode for mixing the phytosanitary product with water for output via the mixture outlet port; and
a third mode for cleaning the system.

US Pat. No. 10,391,457

POROUS FILTER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE PO...

1. A porous filter comprising a porous laminate in which a plurality of biaxially stretched porous sheets made of PTFE are stacked,wherein the porous laminate includes a pair of support layers and a retention layer disposed between the pair of support layers,
the average thickness of the retention layer is from 8 ?m to 25 ?m,
the mean pore diameter of the retention layer is from 0.01 ?m to 0.45 ?m,
the porosity of the retention layer is from 50% to 90%,
the average thickness of each support layer is from 2 ?m to 20 ?m,
the mean pore diameter of each support layer is from two times to ten times the mean pore diameter of the retention layer,
the porosity of each support layer is from one time to two times the porosity of the retention layer,
the porous laminate is formed by stacking the support layers on opposite sides of the retention layer such that the retention layer is sandwiched between the support layers, and heating the resulting laminate such that the individual layers are fusion bonded to one another at the boundaries thereof, wherein the laminate is heated at a temperature of 327° C. to 400° C. for a period of 0.5 minute to 3.0 minutes to form an integrated structure, and
wherein G is the coefficient of the Gurley number of the porous laminate, B is the coefficient of the bubble point of the porous laminate, and the coefficients of the Gurley number and the bubble point satisfy the following expressions (1) and (2):
log G>3.7×10?3×B?0.8  (1)
log G<4.9×10?3×B+0.45  (2)wherein, the Gurley number is measured in seconds (s) and the bubble point is measured in kilopascal (kPa).

US Pat. No. 10,391,455

FILTRATION AND EMULSIFICATION DEVICE

MST MICROSIEVE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A device for treatment of substances, comprising:at least one membrane medium comprising a first side configured to face an unfiltered phase of a substance and a second side configured to face a filtered phase of the substance; and
a housing in which the at least one membrane medium is stationary or adapted to be rotated, the housing comprising:
at least one feed inlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one overflow outlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one rotatable channel for drainage of the filtered phase of the substance, and
a suction device configured to produce vacuum on regions of the at least one membrane medium on the side facing the unfiltered phase of the substance, the suction device comprising at least one suction slot arranged parallel to the at least one membrane medium at a distance of 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm from the membrane medium,
wherein the at least one membrane medium is a plurality of membrane media each associated with a respective membrane support element and the suction device comprises a plurality of suction elements each associated with a respective membrane medium, and
wherein the membrane support elements and the suction elements are alternately stacked on top of each other onto a sleeve shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,391,453

END CAP FILTRATION MODULE, FILTRATION MODULE AND FILTRATION SYSTEM

X-Flow B.V., Enschede (N...

1. An end cap for a filtration module, said end cap defining a chamber and comprising:an inlet in fluid communication with the chamber, said inlet defining an inlet opening that is delimited by an inlet wall;
a first outlet in fluid communication with the chamber, said first outlet defining a first outlet opening that is delimited by a first outlet wall;
a second outlet in fluid communication with the chamber; and
wherein the second outlet is configured to be connected to an inlet of the filtration module,
an outlet channel extending through the chamber from within the second outlet to beyond an opposite side of the chamber,
wherein an end of the outlet channel within the second outlet is configured to be connected to an outlet of the filtration module;
wherein the end cap comprises a flow guide element arranged between the inlet and the first outlet within the chamber at a second outlet side of the chamber, said flow guide element forming a guiding surface that extends a part of the inlet wall to a corresponding part of the first outlet wall to guide a main flow from the inlet to the first outlet,
wherein the flow glide element further comprises a through hole configured to receive the outlet channel and wherein the flow guide element is configured to be mounted to at least a portion of the outlet channel, and
wherein the flow guide element defines one or more openings allowing a portion of the main flow to flow towards the second outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,391,439

TRACE AND LOW CONCENTRATION CO2 REMOVAL METHODS AND APPARATUS UTILIZING METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of removing CO2 from a fluid, the method comprising:contacting a SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework with a fluid;
sorbing CO2 from the fluid with the SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework; and desorbing CO2 from the SIFSIX-3-Cu metal-organic framework.

US Pat. No. 10,391,434

COMPOSITE FILTER MEDIA UTILIZING BICOMPONENT FIBERS

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. A coalescing element comprising:a composite media comprising:
at least three layers of media material, the at least three layers of media material bonded together and include, from an upstream direction to a downstream direction, a Layer A, a Layer C, a Layer D,
wherein one or more layers adjacent to the Layer C consists of bicomponent polymeric fibers,
wherein the Layer A comprises polymeric media material having a nominal mean fiber diameter of greater than about 10 ?m; the Layer C comprises polymeric media material comprising nanofibers and having a mean pore size of 0.2-10 ?m; and the Layer D comprises polymeric media material having a nominal mean fiber diameter greater than about 10 ?m and provides support for the preceding layer,
wherein the composite media is configured as a pleated filter media,
wherein the pleated filter media ha a pleat density that exceeds 1/(2H), wherein H is a thickness of the composite media, and
wherein the polymeric media material of Layer D is textured and comprises grooves in a direction perpendicular to bend lines in pleats of the Layer D.

US Pat. No. 10,391,402

APPARATUS FOR ADAPTING VIRTUAL GAMING WITH REAL WORLD INFORMATION

STEELSERIES ApS, Frederi...

1. A machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a communication device including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:receiving first information representative of a computer-controlled avatar generated by a gaming application, wherein the computer-controlled avatar is mapped by the gaming application to a first position at a physical region;
determining a second position of the communication device at the physical region;
presenting the computer-controlled avatar superimposed onto a depiction of at least a portion of the physical region at a display associated with the communication device according to the first information representative of the computer-controlled avatar, wherein the first position of the computer-controlled avatar is depicted relative to the second position of the communication device;
receiving, from a user interface, a first user input;
generating a first input stimulation according to the first user input;
detecting an association between the first input stimulation and a gaming application action associated with the gaming application, wherein the gaming application action comprises targeting of the computer-controlled avatar;
retrieving a substitute stimulation for the first input stimulation according to a single input macro defined for the gaming application, wherein the single input macro defines an association between the gaming application action and the substitute stimulation, wherein the substitute stimulation is provided to the gaming application as second information associated with the gaming application action, wherein the substitute stimulation is associated with the single input macro according to a recommendation generated by the communication device based on monitoring of user inputs during use of the gaming application;
detecting according to third information provided by the gaming application responsive to the second information an occurrence of a virtual hit of the computer-controlled avatar based on the targeting of the computer-controlled avatar; and
responsive to detection of the virtual hit of the computer-controlled avatar, presenting the virtual hit at the display.

US Pat. No. 10,391,399

PROGRAM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD THAT IMPROVE EASE OF OPERATION FOR USER INPUT

CYGAMES, INC., Tokyo (JP...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program for a game that is executed on an electronic device that includes a display and a contact-type position input device and that acquires a touched position corresponding to a touch on the contact-type position input device as coordinates in a coordinate plane corresponding to an input position on the contact-type position input device, the program causing the electronic device to execute:a step of setting an operation reference position in the coordinate plane;
a step of determining whether a touch is being made on the contact-type position input device;
a step of setting an operation position in the coordinate plane in accordance with a touched position that is acquired in a case where a touch is being made on the contact-type position input device;
a step of moving an object that is displayed on the display in the game, on the basis of the operation reference position and the operation position;
a step of retaining the operation position as a displacement reference position;
a step of detecting a touched-position movement from the displacement reference position, the touched-position movement satisfying a predetermined condition; and
a step of resetting the operation reference position in the coordinate plane in a case where a touched-position movement satisfying the predetermined condition is detected,
wherein the predetermined condition at least includes a condition that a predetermined criterion is satisfied by one of the interior angles of a triangle formed by three points consisting of a displacement position, the operation reference position, and the displacement reference position, the displacement position being a touched position that is acquired after the operation position retained as the displacement reference position is acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,391,397

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS GAMING WITH LOCATION DETERMINATION

INTERACTIVE GAMES, LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:for each of a plurality of locations covered by a communications network, calculating, by a computing device, a respective set of signal characteristics that describe signals between a calibration device at the location and a set of signal detection devices of the communication network;
determining, by the computing device, a first location of a mobile device by comparing the calculated sets of signal characteristics with a first set of signal characteristics measured between the signal detection devices and the mobile device;
based on the first location, enabling, by the computing device, a set of activities through the mobile device that are allowed at the first location if any are allowed at the first location;
calculating, by the computing device, a cumulative amount of time that a user of the mobile device engages in the activity from a plurality of locations; and
preventing, by the computing device, the cumulative amount of time from exceeding a threshold amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,391,365

TOSSING BALLS

Acorn Products, LLC, Mon...

1. A tossing ball, comprising;a plurality of interconnected resilient ribs forming a resilient skeletal body of the tossing ball; wherein the resilient skeletal body defines an open internal volume of the tossing ball and a plurality of passages between adjacent resilient ribs of the plurality of interconnected resilient ribs; wherein the resilient skeletal body has an outwardly facing body portion and an inwardly facing body portion; and further wherein each of the plurality of passages extends from the outwardly facing body portion of the resilient skeletal body to the open internal volume; and
an array of force-absorbing resilient fingers extending from the plurality of interconnected resilient ribs; wherein the tossing ball has a nominal configuration in which the array of force-absorbing resilient fingers extend away from the open internal volume of the tossing ball; wherein each force-absorbing resilient finger of the array of force-absorbing resilient fingers has a length, and each force-absorbing resilient finger of the array of force-absorbing resilient fingers has a longitudinal axis projecting transversely from a corresponding resilient rib of the plurality of interconnected resilient ribs; wherein at least 75% of the length of each force-absorbing resilient finger extends along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,391,360

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMIZING THE TRAINING OF ATHLETES

Myotest SA, Scion (CH)

1. A method for optimizing training of athletes, comprising the steps of:during an initial test, automatically measuring with an three-axis accelerometer of a single portable device, a series of acceleration values during a series of N short movements performed by an athlete, said single portable device being arranged to generate a signal for initiating the initial test and a signal for ending the initial test;
operating said single portable device so that it:
calculates a plurality of muscular parameters based on said series of acceleration values, wherein said plurality of muscular parameters include at least four different muscular parameters, wherein said plurality of muscular parameters comprise extension, reactivity, muscular stiffness, and coordination,
determines among said plurality of muscular parameters, M weakest muscular parameters of the athlete, each of the M weakest muscular parameters being different, and wherein M is a positive integer greater than one, and
automatically selects, on the basis of said initial test and said M weakest muscular parameters, a set of training exercises personalized for said athlete, said set of training exercises comprising a personalized session of interval running, said personalized session including periods of runs at various particular paces and short gymnastic exercises between said periods,
presenting, by a display of said single portable device, said set of training exercises to said athlete;
executing, by the athlete, said set of training exercises;
operating said single portable device to
measure acceleration values during execution of the set of training exercises, so as to directly measure said plurality of muscular parameters of the athlete during the execution of said set of training exercises,
check, during and/or after the execution of the set of training exercises, if the athlete has improved the M weakest muscular parameters, and
use the measured acceleration values to automatically verify correct execution of said set of training exercises, by computing results after each exercise of said set of training exercises, and/or by indicating incorrect execution of an exercise of set of training exercises by audio and/or text signals,
wherein said three-axis accelerometer comprises one or more preferential axes, offering greater precision, resolution and/or measurement range than in the other axes, and
wherein one of the one or more preferential axes is aligned vertically when the single portable device is in its normal use position, so as to improve the measurements in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,391,353

EXERCISE BOARD ASSEMBLY

Stamina Products, Inc., ...

1. An exercise board assembly comprising:an exercise board comprising a user support surface on a first side of the board and an opposite surface on a second side of the board opposite the first side;
a support leg pivotally mounted to the exercise board, the support leg constructed and arranged to be secured in at least two positions, including a deployed, downwardly extended position, wherein the support leg is arranged via contact with a floor surface to support the board in a stable angled configuration with respect to the floor surface on which the exercise board assembly is positioned, and a folded position wherein the support leg is out of contact with the floor surface; and
a rocker surface constructed and arranged to support the exercise board on the floor surface when the support leg is in the folded position, the rocker surface being engageable with the floor surface to cause the user support surface to be unstable for a user supported thereby,
wherein the rocker surface is provided on a rocker block, the rocker block being attached to the opposite surface of the exercise board,
wherein the rocker block has a contact surface comprising a radius of curvature for contact with the floor surface, and wherein the rocker block is detachably mounted to the exercise board and is replaceable with another rocker block that has a different contact surface comprising a different radius of curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,391,345

LASER MATERIAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO SUPPRESS SELF-SUSTAINED COMBUSTION, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUSES AND METHODS

UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS, ...

1. A laser material processing system, comprising:a laser material processing region including a processing chamber and a laser beam delivery apparatus within the processing chamber;
one or more sensors disposed in the laser material processing region and configured to detect self-sustained combustion in the laser material processing region;
an air inlet positioned to draw a flow of air through the laser material processing region;
an exhaust outlet for exhausting the air from the laser material processing region;
and two or more suppressant delivery ports positioned in or adjacent to the laser material processing region,
wherein the suppressant delivery ports include a first suppressant delivery port at a first wall of the processing chamber and a second suppressant delivery port at a second wall of the processing chamber, and wherein the first and second walls are at opposite sides of the processing chamber,
wherein the laser material processing system is configured to distinguish between non-self-sustained combustion and self-sustained combustion, and
wherein the first and second suppressant delivery ports are configured to deliver a suppressant to the laser material processing region when at least one of the one or more sensors detects the presence of self-sustained combustion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,343

FLEXIBLE DRY SPRINKLERS

The Reliable Automatic Sp...

1. A flexible dry fire protection sprinkler comprising:(A) an inlet having an inlet orifice;
(B) an inlet seal assembly configured to seal the inlet orifice;
(C) an inlet release unit configured to release the inlet seal assembly, the inlet release unit including a spacer having an inner annular flange, and a collar provided on a side of the inner annular flange that faces the inlet, the collar interfering with the inner annular flange;
(D) a flexible tube having an inlet end connected to the inlet release unit, and an outlet end;
(E) a flexible linkage extending through the flexible tube, and having an inlet end connected to the collar of the inlet release unit by crimping, and an outlet end;
(F) an outlet biasing portion connected to the outlet end of the flexible tube and to the outlet end of the flexible linkage, and configured to displace the outlet end of the flexible linkage upon activation of the flexible dry fire protection sprinkler;
(G) a sprinkler body connected to the outlet biasing portion, the sprinkler body having an outlet orifice; and
(H) an outlet seal assembly configured to seal the outlet orifice of the sprinkler body until ambient temperature reaches a predetermined temperature,
wherein, when the ambient temperature reaches the predetermined temperature, the outlet seal assembly is released from the outlet orifice of the sprinkler body, and the outlet biasing portion displaces the flexible linkage in an outlet direction from a first position to a second position, causing the inlet end of the flexible linkage to operate the inlet release unit, thereby releasing the inlet seal assembly from the inlet orifice of the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,391,334

CBCT AND X-RAY COMBINED SETUP WITH X-RAY VERIFICATION OF PATIENT POSITIONING

Brainlab AG, Munich (DE)...

1. A radiotherapy system, comprising:a treatment device for treating a treatment body part of a patient with a treatment beam arrangement;
a couch for placing the patient, the treatment device constituted for treating the treatment body part, if the patient is placed on the couch for treatment;
a first medical imaging device constituted for generating a three-dimensional first image and for generating at least one second image, if the patient is placed on the couch for treatment and for outputting the three-dimensional first image and the at least one second image to a computer; or
a second medical imaging device constituted for generating a three-dimensional first image and for outputting the three-dimensional first image to a computer, and a third medical imaging device for generating at least one second image, if the patient is placed on the couch for treatment, and for outputting the at least one second image to the computer;
wherein the radiotherapy system further comprises the computer, wherein the computer comprises at least one processor which is configured to perform a computer-implemented method for determining a consistency of registration of a position of the treatment body part to be treated by radiotherapy with the treatment beam arrangement of at least one position of the treatment beam issued by the treatment device, the treatment body part being a soft tissue part of an anatomical structure of a patient's body and the method comprising executing, on the at least one processor, steps of:
acquiring, by the at least one processor, first image data comprising predetermined first image information about a position of the treatment body part relative to a bony structure of the patient's body and about a first position of the bony structure relative to the treatment beam arrangement;
acquiring, by the at least one processor, second image data comprising second image information about a second position of the bony structure relative to the treatment beam arrangement;
determining, by the at least one processor and based on the second image data and the first image data by applying a fusion algorithm to the first image data and the second image data, bony structure position first transformation data comprising bony structure position first transformation information about a first transformation between the first position and the second position of the bony structure;
acquiring, by the at least one processor, third image data comprising third image information about a third position of the bony structure relative to the treatment beam arrangement and about the position of the treatment body part relative to the bony structure;
determining, by the at least one processor and based on the third image data and the first image data by applying a fusion algorithm to the third image data and the first image data, bony structure position second transformation data comprising bony structure position second transformation information about a second transformation between the first position and a third position of the bony structure relative to the treatment beam arrangement;
determining, by the at least one processor and based on the bony structure position first transformation data and the bony structure position second transformation data, transformation difference data comprising transformation difference information about a difference between the first and second transformations; and
determining, by the at least one processor, based on the transformation difference data and the third image data and the first image data, whether there is an offset between the position of the treatment body part relative to the bony structure as it is described by the third image data and the position of the treatment body part relative to the bony structure as it is described by the first image data;
outputting movement control data to control the relative position of the treatment body part relative to the treatment beam if it is determined there is the offset between the position of the treatment body part relative to the bony structure as it is described by the third image data and the position of the treatment body part relative to the bony structure as it is described by the first image data.

US Pat. No. 10,391,329

METHODS FOR IMPROVING NEURAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TISSUE REGIONS

KOSIVANA HOLDINGS LIMITED...

1. A method of improving neural communication through an interface between a first distinct region of tissue and a second distinct region of tissue in the body of a person, the method comprising administering repetitive magnetic field pulses synchronously at a magnetic pulse frequency to both regions of tissue, wherein the magnetic pulse frequency changes periodically about an average target frequency that is 30 Hz or less.

US Pat. No. 10,391,319

TRANS SEPTAL IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.,...

1. An implantable medical device (IMD) configured for deployment at a ventricular septum of a patient's heart, the ventricular septum of the patient's heart having a right ventricle (RV) facing side and a left ventricle (LV) facing side, the IMD comprising:a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the housing configured to fit within the right ventricle (RV) of the patient's heart with the distal end of the housing proximate the RV facing side of the ventricular septum once the IMD is implanted in the patient's heart;
a power source disposed within the housing;
circuitry disposed within the housing and operatively coupled to the power source;
a first RV electrode adjacent the distal end of the housing and positioned to be facing the RV facing side of the ventricular septum once the IMD is implanted, the first RV electrode operatively coupled with the circuitry in the housing;
a second RV electrode spaced proximally of the first RV electrode, the second RV electrode operatively coupled with the circuitry in the housing;
an LV electrode positioned distally of the first RV electrode and extends at least partially through the ventricular septum once the IMD is implanted, the LV electrode operatively coupled with the circuitry in the housing; and
an LV electrode position adjustment assembly for adjusting a distance that the LV electrode is positioned distally of the first RV electrode, wherein the LV electrode position adjustment assembly comprises a coupling secured relative to the housing, wherein the coupling is configured to mate with a separate adjustment tool that can move the coupling relative to the housing to adjust the distance that the LV electrode is positioned distally of the first RV electrode.