US Pat. No. 10,988,663

METHOD FOR SEALING A VOID IN A WELL USING A SMART GEL SEALANT

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., San...

1. A method for sealing a void in a well comprising:injecting into the well a triggerable gel composition having an untriggered size and comprising a polymer, where the polymer comprises an inert monomer, a practical monomer, and less than 1.5% by weight of a cross-linker, wherein when the triggerable gel composition is exposed to CO2, the triggerable gel composition swells to at least ten times the untriggered size, wherein the triggerable gel composition does not comprise cement, and wherein the CO2 is present in the well prior to injecting the triggerable gel composition.

US Pat. No. 10,988,660

RHEOLOGY MODIFIER FOR SUBTERRANEAN TREATMENT FLUIDS

Lamberti SPA, Albizzate ...

1. A slurry comprising:a) from 10 to 50% by weight (% wt) of a pyromellitamide of formula I:

wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are, independently from each other, a linear or branched C4-C24 alkyl chain and R5, R6, R7, and R8 are, independently from each other, hydrogen or a linear or branched C4-C24 alkyl chain;
b) from 20 to 65% wt of a mutual solvent;
c) from 0 to 10% wt of a water-soluble inorganic salt;
d) from 0.05 to 5% wt of a thickener for aqueous systems;
e) from 10 to 50% wt of water.

US Pat. No. 10,988,658

DATE TREE WASTE-BASED TRINARY FIBROUS MIX FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An altered drilling fluid, comprising:a drilling fluid; and
a lost circulation material (LCM), wherein the LCM comprises:
a first plurality of fibers produced from date tree trunks, wherein each of the first plurality of fibers produced from date tree trunks has a diameter in the range of 0.4 millimeters (mm) to about 0.8 mm; and
a second plurality of fibers produced from at least one of date tree leaves and date tree leaf stems, wherein each of the second plurality of fibers produced from at least one of date tree leaves and date tree leaf stems has a diameter in the range of 0.5 millimeters (mm) to about 1 mm; and
a third plurality of fibers produced from date tree panicles, wherein each of the third plurality of fibers produced from date tree panicles has a diameter in the range of about 0.5 mm to about 1 mm,
wherein the first plurality of fibers comprise 30% by weight of the LCM, the second plurality of fibers comprise 30% by weight of the LCM, and the third plurality of fibers comprise 40% by weight of the LCM.

US Pat. No. 10,988,657

CLAY STABILIZERS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:placing in the subterranean formation a composition comprising a clay stabilizer having the structure:

wherein
R1 is an unsubstituted C2 hydrocarbylene,
R2 at each occurrence is independently an unsubstituted C2 hydrocarbylene,
the left terminal group Y is a substituted amino group, wherein the substituent is an organic group, and the right terminal group Y is an unsubstituted (C1-C20) hydrocarbyloxy group,
x is an integer from 1 to 200,000,
wherein the organic group contains a heteroatom.

US Pat. No. 10,988,648

ELONGATED ABRASIVE PARTICLE WITH ENHANCED RETENTION FEATURES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An abrasive particle comprising:an elongated body defined between opposed first and second ends each defining a substantially planar surface, wherein the elongated body has an axis extending through the first and second ends, the first and second ends have respective first and second cross-sectional areas, at least one of the first and second ends are oriented at an angle relative to the axis that is less than 90 degrees, the elongated body has a variable cross-sectional area centered along the axis, and at least one cross-sectional area between the first and second ends represents a local minimum cross-sectional area; and
wherein the particle has an aspect ratio of a length to a width of 3:1 to 6:1.

US Pat. No. 10,988,631

GAS BARRIER FILM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A GAS BARRIER FILM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A gas barrier film comprising:on one surface of a transparent base material,
a gas barrier layer having,
one or more combinations of an inorganic layer and an organic layer, which is a base layer of the inorganic layer, and
an overcoat layer including an organic compound and provided on a surface of the inorganic layer, which is most distant from the base material; and
on a surface of the base material opposite to the surface on which the gas barrier layer is provided,
a hardcoat layer in which particles are dispersed in an organic compound,
wherein a particle diameter of the particles of the hardcoat layer is smaller than a thickness of the overcoat layer,
a pencil hardness of the hardcoat layer is equal to or higher than a pencil hardness of the overcoat layer, and
the pencil hardness of the overcoat layer is HB to 3H, and a difference between the pencil hardness of the overcoat layer and the pencil hardness of the hardcoat layer is within 2 grades.

US Pat. No. 10,988,624

ULTRAVIOLET ABSORBING FILM PROVIDED ON A SURFACE OF AN OPTICAL ELEMENT AND USE THEREOF FOR REDUCING INTERNAL REFLECTIONS

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An ultraviolet absorbing film that is homogeneous, that absorbs ultraviolet light, and that is provided on an optical element to reduce internal reflections therein, the ultraviolet absorbing film comprising:a transition metal oxide of a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ce, and combinations thereof that contains no organic constituent,
wherein the ultraviolet absorbing film is formed by a process that comprises:
(a) applying on at least one surface of the optical element an ultraviolet absorbing paint comprising:
an oxide precursor of a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ce, and combinations thereof, which, when heated to a predetermined temperature, forms a transition metal oxide that contains no organic constituent; and
a binder component or a solvent in which the oxide precursor is dissolved and which substantially completely decomposes or volatilizes at the predetermined temperature at which the oxide precursor forms the transition metal oxide on the at least one surface of the optical element to provide a coating; and
(b) heating the coating to the predetermined temperature at which the oxide precursor forms the transition metal oxide and the binder or the solvent substantially completely decomposes or volatilizes so that the transition metal oxide contains no organic constituent, and the ultraviolet absorbing film is homogeneous, absorbs ultraviolet light, and reduces internal reflection in the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,988,507

IMMUNOMODULATORS

bristol-myers squibb comp...

1. A compound of formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
A is selected from a bond,

wherein:
denotes the point of attachment to the carbonyl group and denotes the point of attachment to the nitrogen atom;
z is 0, 1, or 2;
w is 1 or 2;
n is 0 or 1;
m is 1 or 2;
m? is 0 or 1;
p is 0, 1, or 2;
Rx is selected from hydrogen, amino, hydroxy, and methyl;
R14 and R15 are independently selected from hydrogen and methyl; and
Rz is selected from hydrogen and —C(O)NHR16; wherein R16 is selected from hydrogen, —CHR17C(O)NH2, —CHR17C(O)NHCHR18C(O)NH2, and —CHR17C(O)NHCHR18C(O)NHCH2C(O)NH2; wherein R17 is selected from hydrogen and —CH2OH and wherein R18 is selected from hydrogen and methyl;
Rv is hydrogen or a natural amino acid side chain;
Rc, Rf, Rh, Ri and Rm are hydrogen;
Rn is hydrogen;
Ra, Re, and Rj are each independently selected from hydrogen and methyl;
Rk is selected from hydrogen and methyl;
R3 and R13 are independently selected from a natural amino acid side chain, an unnatural amino acid side chain, —(C(R17a)2)2—X—R30; —C(R17a)2C(O)N(R16a)C(R17a)2—X?—R31; —C(R17a)2[C(O)N(R16a)C(R17a)2]w?—X—R31; —(C(R17a)(R17)C(O)NR16a)n?—H; and —(C(R17a)(R17)C(O)NR16a)m?—C(R17a)(R17)—CO2H;
R1, R2, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are independently selected from a natural amino acid side chain, an unnatural amino acid side chain, or form a ring with the corresponding vicinal R group as described below;
Re and Rk can each form a ring with the corresponding vicinal R group and the atoms to which they are attached selected from azetidine, pyrollidine, morpholine, piperidine, piperazine, and tetrahydrothiazole; wherein each ring is optionally substituted with one to four groups independently selected from amino, cyano, methyl, halo, and hydroxy;
Rb is methyl or Rb and R2, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a ring selected from azetidine, pyrollidine, morpholine, piperidine, piperazine, and tetrahydrothiazole; wherein each ring is optionally substituted with one to four groups independently selected from amino, cyano, methyl, halo, and hydroxy;
Rd is hydrogen or methyl, or, Rd and R4, together with the atoms to which they are attached, can form a ring selected from azetidine, pyrollidine, morpholine, piperidine, piperazine, and tetrahydrothiazole; wherein each ring is optionally substituted with one to four groups independently selected from amino, cyano, methyl, halo, hydroxy, and phenyl;
R9 is hydrogen or methyl or R9 and R7, together with the atoms to which they are attached, can form a ring selected from azetidine, pyrollidine, morpholine, piperidine, piperazine, and tetrahydrothiazole; wherein each ring is optionally substituted with a group selected from and is also optionally substituted with one to three additional groups independently selected from amino, benzyl optionally substituted with a halo group, benzyloxy, cyano, cyclohexyl, methyl, halo, hydroxy, isoquinolinyloxy optionally substituted with a methoxy group, quinolinyloxy optionally substituted with a halo group, and tetrazolyl; and wherein the pyrrolidine and the piperidine ring are optionally fused to a cyclohexyl, phenyl, or indole group; and
R1 is methyl or, R1 and R12, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a ring selected from azetidine and pyrollidine, wherein each ring is optionally substituted with one to four independently selected from amino, cyano, methyl, halo, and hydroxy;
w? is 2 or 3;
n? is 1-6;
m? is 0-5;
X is a chain of between 1 and 172 atoms wherein the atoms are selected from carbon and oxygen and wherein the chain may contain one, two, three, or four groups selected from —NHC(O)NH—, and —C(O)NH— embedded therein; and wherein the chain is optionally substituted with one to six groups independently selected from —CO2H,
C(O)NH2, —CH2C(O)NH2, and —(CH2)CO2H;
X? is a chain of between 1 and 172 atoms wherein the atoms are selected from carbon and oxygen and wherein the chain may contain one, two, three, or four groups selected from —NHC(O)NH—, and —C(O)NH— embedded therein; and wherein the chain is optionally substituted with one to six groups independently selected from —CO2H,
C(O)NH2, and —CH2CO2H, provided that X? is other than unsubstituted PEG;
R30 is selected from —CO2H, —C(O)NRwRx, and —CH3 wherein Rw and Rx are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl, provided that when X is all carbon, R30 is other than —CH3;
R31 is —CO2H, —C(O)NRwRx, —CH3, alexa-5-SDP, and biotin;
R16a is hydrogen;
each R17a is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, —CH2OH, —CH2CO2H, —(CH2)2CO2H,
each R17 is independently selected from hydrogen, —CH3, (CH2)zN3, —(CH2)zNH2, —X—R31, —(CH2)zCO2H, —CH2OH, CH2C?CH, and —(CH2)z-triazolyl-X—R35, wherein z is 1-6 and R35 is selected from —CO2H, —C(O)NRwRx, CH3, biotin, -2-fluropyridine, —C(O)—(CH2)2—C(O)O-vitamin E, —C(O)O-vitamin E; and

provided at least one R17 is other than hydrogen, —CH3, or —CH2OH; and
provided that at least one of R3 and R13 is selected from —(C(R17a)2)2—X—R30; —C(R17a)2C(O)N(R16a)C(R17a)2—X?—R31; —C(R17a)2[C(O)N(R16a)C(R17a)2]w?—X—R31; —(C(R17a)(R17)C(O)NR16a)n?—H; and —(C(R17a)(R17)C(O)NR16a)m?—C(R17a)(R17)—CO2H.

US Pat. No. 10,988,505

MATRIPTASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

1. A compound of formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,496

PLATINUM (IV) COMPLEX

Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki K...

1. An isolated platinum(IV) complex of the following General Formula (I):wherein X1 and X2 form oxalate and Y represents a chlorine atom or a bromine atom.

US Pat. No. 10,988,487

SUBSTITUTED N?-HYDROXYCARBAMIMIDOYL-1,2,5-OXADIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS INDOLEAMINE 2,3-DIOXYGENASE (IDO) INHIBITORS

1. A compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:wherein:m is 0, 1, 2, or 3; n is 1, 2, or 3,X is —S— or —NH—;R is selected from the group consisting of:(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (i) —OH, (ii) halogen, and (iii) —NH2,
(c) C3-6cycloalkyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (i) NH2, (ii) —NH—S(O)2—NH2 and (iii) —NH—C(O)—C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with —OH,
(d) C4-6cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted with an oxo,
(e) —(C?O)—NH—Ra, wherein Ra is selected from the group consisting of:
(i) hydrogen,
(ii) —C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (1) halogen, (2) —OH and (3) —S(O)2—C1-6alkyl,
(iii) —C1-6alkoxy, and
(iv) —C3-6cycloalkyl,
(f) —NRxRy, wherein each of Rx and Ry is independently selected from the group consisting of:
(i) hydrogen,
(ii) —(C?O)—Ra, wherein Ra is selected from the group consisting of (1) hydrogen, and (2) —C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from halogen and —CN, (3) —NH2, (4) —NH—C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with —OH, —O-methyl, or —CN, (5) —NH—C3-6cycloalkyl, and (6) heterocyclyl, optionally substituted with —OH,
(iii) —S(O)2—NH2,
(iv) —S(O)2—CH3, and
(v) C4-5cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (1) oxo, (2) —C1-6alkyl, and (3) —NH—C1-6alkyl,
(g) a 4-, 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted with one to four substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (i) halogen, (ii) C1-6alkyl, (iii) oxo, (iv) —C(O)—C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from —OH and —O—C1-6alkyl, (v) —S(O)2—NH2 and (vi) —S(O)2—NH—C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with —OH,
(h) —S(O)2—C1-6alkyl, optionally substituted with one to three —OH groups,
(i) —O—S(O)2—NH2;
(j)

(k) a 7-, 8-, 9- or 10-membered bi-cyclic heterocyclyl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (i) halogen, (ii) C1-6alkyl and (iii) oxo, and
(l) aryl, optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of (i) halogen and (ii) —B(OH)2;
each occurrence of R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) halogen, (c) —CN, and (d) C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted with 1 to 3 halogens;
each occurrence of R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) halogen, (c) —OH, (d) —NH2 and (e) C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted with —OH;
each occurrence of R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen, (b) halogen, (c) C1-6 alkyl, and (d) —O—C1-6 alkyl; and
R4 is selected from the group consisting of (a) hydrogen and (b) C1-4 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,988,486

NITROGEN-CONTAINING CYCLIC COMPOUND AND COLOR CONVERSION FILM COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A compound of Chemical Formula 1:
wherein in Chemical Formula 1:
R1 to R6, R8, R9, and R11 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently hydrogen, deuterium a halogen group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxy group (—COOH), —C(?O)OR, an ether group, an ester group, an imide group, an amide group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl sulfoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl sulfoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted boron group, a substituted or unsubstituted amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylphosphine group, a substituted or unsubstituted phosphine oxide group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic heterocyclic group;
R7 and R10 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently deuterium, a halogen group, a nitrile group, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxy group (—COOH), —C(?O)OR?, an ether group, an ester group, an imide group, an amide group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted boron group, a substituted or unsubstituted amine group, a substituted or unsubstituted arylphosphine group, a substituted or unsubstituted phosphine oxide group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic heterocyclic group;
R is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group;
R? is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fluoroalkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group;
at least one of R6 to R11 is a steric hindrance imparting group; and
X1 and X2 are the same as or different from each other, and are each independently a halogen group, a nitrile group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, or X1 and X2 combine with each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted ring,
wherein at least one of R6, R8, R9, and R11 is —C(?O)OR, a monocyclic or polycyclic cycloalkyl group or a monocyclic or polycyclic aliphatic heterocyclic group, R is a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, and the others of R6 to R8, R9, and R11 are hydrogen, deuterium, a nitrile group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,988,485

KRAS G12C INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Amgen Inc., Thousand Oak...

1. A compound having a structure of formula (I)whereinE1 and E2 are each independently N or CR1;
is a single or double bond as necessary to give every atom its normal valence;
R1 is independently H, hydroxy, —C1-6haloalkyl, —C1-6alkoxy, —NH—C1-6alkyl, —N(C1-4alkyl)2, cyano, or halo;
R2 is halo, —C1-6alkyl, —C1-6haloalkyl, —N(R2a)2, —C2-6alkenyl, —C2-6alkynyl, —C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, —C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, or —C0-3alkylene-C2-14heteroaryl, and each R2a is independently H, —C1-6alkyl, —C1-6haloalkyl, —C3-14cycloalkyl, —C2-14heterocycloalkyl, —C2-6alkenyl, —C2-6alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, or two R2a substituents, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 3-7-membered ring;
R3 is halo, —C1-6alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, —C2-14heterocycloalkyl, —C2-6alkenyl, —C2-6alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
R4 is

ring A is a saturated monocyclic 4-7 membered ring or a bicyclic, bridged, fused, or spirocyclic 6-11 membered ring, wherein the ring is a carbon ring system comprising 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N, or S;
L is a bond, —C1-6alkylene, —O—C0-6alkylene, —S—C0-6alkylene, or —NH—C0-6alkylene, and for —C2-6alkylene, —O—C2-6alkylene, —S—C2-6alkylene, and —NH—C2-6alkylene, one carbon atom of the alkylene group can optionally be replaced with O, S, or NH;
R4a is H, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6alkylene-O—C1-4alkyl, C1-6alkylene-OH, C1-6 haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, or selected from

R5 and R6 are each independently H, halo, —C1-6alkyl, —C2-6alkynyl, —C1-6 alkylene-O—C1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OH, —C1-6haloalkyl, —C1-6alkyleneamine, —C0-6alkylene-amide, —C0-3alkylene-C(O)OH, —C0-3alkylene-C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6 alkylene-O-aryl, —C0-3alkylene-C(O)C1-4alkylene-OH, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, —C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, —C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, —C0-3alkylene-C2-14heteroaryl, or cyano, or R5 and R6, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a 4-6 membered ring;
R7 is H or C1-6alkyl, or R7 and R5, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a 4-6 membered ring;
R8 is H, —C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, —C0-3alkylene-C3-14heteroaryl, —C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, —C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, —C1-6alkoxy, —O—C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, —O—C0-3alkylene-C3-14heteroaryl, —O—C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, —O—C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, —NH—C1-8alkyl, —N(C1-8alkyl)2, —NH—C0-3alkylene-C6-14aryl, —NH—C0-3alkylene-C2-14heteroaryl, —NH—C0-3alkylene-C3-14cycloalkyl, —NH—C0-3alkylene-C2-14heterocycloalkyl, halo, cyano, or C1-6alkylene-amine;
wherein the heteroaryl, spiroheterocycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups of any of the R2, R2a, R3, R4, R4a, R5, R6, R7, and R8 substituents have 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms independently, selected from O, N, or S, wherein the cycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups may include a C?O group, and further wherein the spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups may include a S?O or SO2;
wherein the —C1-6alkyl, —C2-6alkenyl, —C2-6alkynyl, and the —OC1-6alkyl of any of the R2, R2a, R3, R4, R4a, L, R5, R6, R7, and R8 substituents is unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, or 3 R9 substituents independently selected from OH, —OC1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkyl-O—C1-6alkyl, halo, —O-haloC1-6alkyl, —CN, —NRaRb, —NRaRbRc, —OSO2Ra, —SO2Ra, —CH2CH2OCH3, —(?O), —C(?O), —C(?O)Ra, —OC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORa, —C(?O)NRaRb, —O—SiRaRbRc, —SiRaRbRc, —O-(3- to 10-membered heterocycloakyl), a 6- to 12-membered aryl or heteroaryl, a 5- to 12-membered spirocycloalkyl or spiroheterocycloalkyl, a 3- to 12-membered cycloalkenyl, a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic cycloalkyl, or a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocycloalkyl group, wherein the heteroaryl, spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups have 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N, or S, wherein the cycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups may include a C?O group, and further wherein the spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups may include a S?O or SO2;
wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl group of any of the R1, R2, R2a, R3, R4, R4a, R5, R6, R7, and R8, and R9 substituents can be unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 R10 substituents independently selected from OH, halo, —NRcRd, —C1-6alkyl, —OC1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkyl-OH, —C1-6alkyl-O—C1-6alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl, —O-haloC1-6alkyl, —SO2Rc, —CN, —C(?O)NRcRd, —C(?O)Rc, —OC(?O)Ra, —C(?O)ORc, a 6- to 12-membered aryl or heteroaryl, a 5- to 12-membered spirocycloalkyl or spiroheterocycloalkyl, a 3- to 12-membered cycloalkenyl, a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic cycloalkyl, or a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocycloalkyl group, wherein the heteroaryl, spiroheterocycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl groups of R10 have 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N, or S, wherein the cycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, and spiroheterocycloalkyl groups of R10 or the heterocycloalkyl group of R10 may include a C?O group, and further wherein the spiroheterocycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups may include a S?O or SO2;
wherein each Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd is independently hydrogen, OH, —C1-6alkyl, —CH2CH2OCH3, phenyl, —C1-6alkylC(?O)OH, —C1-6alkylC(?O)—O—C1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkyl-3- to 12-membered cycloalkyl, —C1-6alkyl-3- to 12-membered heterocycloalkyl, —C1-6alkyl-6- to 12-membered heteroaryl, a 6- to 12-membered aryl or heteroaryl, a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic cycloalkyl, or a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocycloalkyl group, wherein the heteroaryl group, heterocycloalkyl group of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd or the heterocycloalkyl group of the —C1-6alkyl-heterocycloalkyl group of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd has from 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from O, N, or S, wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd and the heterocycloalkyl group of the —C1-6alkyl-heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd may include a double bond, and further wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd and the heterocycloalkyl group of the —C1-6alkyl-heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd may contain a C?O group; and
the alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd or the heterocycloalkyl groups of the —C1-6alkyl-heterocycloalkyl groups of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd can be unsubstituted or substituted with from 1, 2, 3, or 4 R12 substituents, wherein each R12 is independently selected from H, OH, halo, —C1-6alkyl, N(CH3)2, —C1-6haloalkyl, C(?O)CH3, —C(?O)OCH3, or —C1-6alkyl-O—C1-6alkyl; or
a stereoisomer thereof, an atropisomer thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the stereoisomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the atropisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,483

FUSED HETEROAROMATIC-ANILINE COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF DERMAL DISORDERS

NFlection Therapeutics, I...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or an N-oxide, a stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
R1 is —OR4 or —NR5R5a;
R2a is halo or C1-C6 alkyl;
R2 is —S—C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, or halo;
X is —S— or —O—; and when X is —S— and R3, R3a, and R3b are hydrogen, then R2 is C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, or —S—C1-C6 alkyl;
R3, R3a, and R3b are independently hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, —S—C1-C6 alkyl, halo, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkyloxy, heterocycloalkyloxy, heteroaryloxy, or phenoxy wherein each phenyl and heteroaryl is independently optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 R6;
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxyalkyl;
R5 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl-, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, or —OR5b;
R5a is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R5b is C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl;
each R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of carboxy, C1-C6-alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, —OC(O)R7, —OS(O)2R7, —O—C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyloxy, heterocycloalkyloxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, di-C1-C6-alkylamino, —NR8aS(O)2R8, —NR8aC(O)R8, —S(O)2R8, —S(O)2NR8aR8, —C(O)R8, —C(O)NR8aR8, and —C1-C6-alkylene-R6a;
each R6a is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6-alkyl), —N(C1-C6-alkyl)2, —NR9aS(O)2R9, —NR9aC(O)R9, —S(O)2R9, —S(O)2NR9aR9, —C(O)R9, and —C(O)NR9aR9;
each R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, di-C1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
each R8a and R9a is independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
each R8 and R9 is independently C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,988,481

POTENT AND SELECTIVE MU OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATORS

Virginia Commonwealth Uni...

1. A compound with generic Formula I:
and salts thereof,
wherein * indicates a chiral C that can be either an R configuration or an S configuration in terms of chirality and n is a range of 0 to 3;
and R of Formula I is selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,988,480

OPIOID KETAL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Rhodes Technologies, Cov...

1. A compound of Formula IVD or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

US Pat. No. 10,988,479

MORPHIC FORMS OF TRILACICLIB AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

8. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the crystalline compound of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,988,476

SUBSTITUTED PYRIMIDINES AS CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE INHIBITORS

SHANGHAI PHARMACEUTICALS ...

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and a compound according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, or tautomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,473

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF (3S,4S)-TETRAHYDROFURAN-3-YL 4-ISOPROPYL-6,7-DIHYDRO-3H-IMIDAZO[4,5-C]PYRIDINE-5(4H)-CARBOXYLATE

BENEVOLENTAl CAMBRIDGE LI...

1. A process for the preparation of (3S,4S)-tetrahydrofuran-3-yl 4-isopropyl-6,7-dihydro-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-5(4H)-carboxylate, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising:contacting (3S)-Tetrahydrofuran-3-yl 4-isopropyl-6, 7-dihydro-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-5(4H)-carboxylate(IV) with (R)-Mandelic acid (V):

US Pat. No. 10,988,470

PYRIMIDINE COMPOUND AS JAK KINASE INHIBITOR

1. A method of treating atopic dermatitis in a human in need thereof comprising administering to the human a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I):or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,464

MODULATORS OF CHEMOKINE RECEPTORS

ChemoCentryx, Inc., Moun...

1. A compound having a formula selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,988,459

BICYCLIC LACTAMS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of formula I(a):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R1 is selected from the group consisting of H and unsubstituted C1-C4 alkyl;
X is selected from the group consisting of CH2, C(CH3)2, CF2 and CHCF3;
Z1 is N;
n is 1;
Z2, Z3, and Z4 are each independently selected from the group consisting of CRZ and N;
each RZ is independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, CH2(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 thioalkyl, phenyl and benzyl, wherein at least one of Z2, Z3 or Z4 is CRZ;
is selected from the group consisting of:
Y is selected from the group consisting of O, S, SO and SO2;
X1 is N, X2 and X3 are each independently N or CH, wherein 1 or 2 of X1, X2 and X3 is N;
X4 and X5 are each independently N or CH;
R5a and R5b are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, phenyl, benzyl, —CH2(C3-C6 cycloalkyl) and 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein R5a and R5b together with the carbon to which they are attached may form a 4 membered cycloalkyl;
R6a and R6b are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, phenyl, benzyl, —CH2(C3-C6 cycloalkyl) and 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein R6a and R6b together with the carbon to which they are attached may form a 4 membered cycloalkyl, wherein when R5a and R6a are each H, R5b and R6b may together form a 4 membered cycloalkyl, and wherein only two of R5a, R5b, R6a and R6b may be other than H in each instance;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-C4 alkyl;
R10 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, phenyl and benzyl;
R11 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl and C1-C4 haloalkyl;
t is 0, 1 or 2; and
R12 is selected from the group consisting of halogen and methyl.

US Pat. No. 10,988,456

O-AMINOHETEROARYL ALKYNYL-CONTAINING COMPOUND, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USE THEREOF

SHANGHAI INSTITUTE OF MAT...

1. A compound of formula (I), or a deuterated compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof:
wherein:
R is amino which is optionally substituted with one or more alkyl or modified alkyl;
M is C or N, and when M is N, R2 is none;
R1 is selected from —H, —N(Q1)(Q2), amino, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl or modified alkyl;
R2 is selected from —H, —N(Q1)(Q2), amino, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl or modified alkyl;
R3 is selected from —H, halogen, cyano, alkyl or modified alkyl;
R4 is selected from —(CH2)nN(R7)(R8), —NHR9, —OR9 or modified alkyl;
R7 and R8 together with the adjacent N atom form a heteroaryl ring;
R9 is selected from —H, aryl or heteroaryl;
each of Q1 and Q2 is independently selected from —H, aryl, alkyl or modified alkyl, and at least one of Q1 and Q2 is an aryl;
each of the aryl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl ring is independently and optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, oxo, alkyl and modified alkyl;
the alkyl is a saturated aliphatic straight or branched alkyl group having 1-6 carbon atoms;
the modified alkyl is an alkyl having 1-6 carbon atoms in which any carbon (primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary carbon group) is substituted with one or more substituents selected from —O—, —OH, —(C?O)—, halogen, primary amino, secondary amino, tertiary amino, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylene, heterocyclyl, and heterocyclylene, and a carbon-carbon single bond of the alkyl are optionally and independently replaced by a carbon-carbon double bond or a carbon-carbon triple bond;
the halogen is each independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, and I;
the aryl is a 5-10-membered monocyclic or fused bicyclic ring;
the heteroaryl or heteroaryl ring is a 5-10 membered aromatic monocyclic or fused bicyclic ring having one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S;
the cycloalkyl is a saturated or unsaturated 3-10 membered monocyclic or polycyclic alicyclic ring;
the cycloalkylene is a saturated or unsaturated 3-10 membered monocyclic or polycyclic aliphatic cycloalkylene;
the heterocyclyl is a saturated or unsaturated 3-10 membered monocyclic or polycyclic aliphatic heterocycle containing one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S;
the heterocyclylene is a saturated or unsaturated 3-10 membered monocyclic or polycyclic aliphatic heterocyclylene containing one or more heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S;
n is 0-3.

US Pat. No. 10,988,455

1,2,4-TRIAZINE-4-AMINE DERIVATIVES

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A method of treatment of cancer, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of prostate cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma, comprising administering an effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, to a patient in need of such treatment, wherein the compound is represented by formula A1:wherein:A represents CyAA or HetAA;CyAA represents a 6-membered aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring system, which CyAA group is substituted, in the 3-position relative to the point of attachment to the triazine ring, with a R4a substituent and is optionally substituted by one or more additional R4a substituents;HetAA represents a 6-membered heterocyclic group that may be aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated, and which contains one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which HetAA group is substituted, in the 3-position relative to the point of attachment to the triazine ring, with a R4b substituent and is optionally substituted by one or more additional R4b substituents;B represents a CyBB or HetBB;CyBB represents phenyl optionally substituted by one or more R4c substituents;HetBB represents a 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic group which contains one or more N atoms, and which HetBB group is optionally substituted by one or more R4d substituents;R4a to R4d represent, independently at each occurrence,(a) halo,(b) CN,(c) C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy), OR5a, S(O)qR5b, S(O)2N(R5c)(R5d) N(R5e)S(O)2R5f, N(R5g)(R5h), B1—C(G1)-B2—R5i, aryl and Het1,(d) Cy3, which Cy3 group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy), OR6a, S(O)qR6b, S(O)2N(R6c)(R6d), N(R6e)S(O)2R6f, N(R6g)(R6h), B3—C(G1)-B4—R6i, aryl and Het2,(e) Heta, which Heta group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy), OR7a, S(O)qR7b, S(O)2N(R7c)(R7d), N(R7e)S(O)2R7f, N(R7g)(R7h), B5—C(G1)-B6—R7i, aryl and Het3,(f) OR8,(g) S(O)rR9a,(h) S(O)2N(R9b)(R9c),(i) N(R9d)S(O)2R9e,(j) N(R9f)(R9g),(k) B7—C(G1)-B8—R9h,(l) ?O,(m) ?S,or when two R4a, R4b, R4c or R4d groups are attached to the same carbon atom in a non-aromatic portion of a CyAA, HetAA CyBB or HetBB group, they may form, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, a saturated or unsaturated 3 to 6-membered ring, which ring optionally contains one to three heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which ring is optionally substituted by one or more R9i substituents;G1 represents, independently at each occurrence, O, S or NR5j;R8 represents, independently at each occurrence,H,
Cy3, Heta, aryla, C1-8 alkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, which latter seven groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, —CN, C3-6 cycloalkyl, aryl, Het4, —C(O)OR10, —C(O)R11, —C(O)N(RN1)(RN2), S(O)rR9aaS(O)2N(R9ba)(R9ca), N(R9da)S(O)2R9ea and N(R9fa)(R9ga);Cy3 represents, independently at each occurrence, a 3- to 6-membered aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring;Heta represents, independently at each occurrence, a 3- to 6-membered heterocyclic ring that may be aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which contains one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N;R10 and R11 independently represent(a) H,(b) C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, aryl, —N(RN3)(RN4) and —ORa,(c) aryl or(d) C3-7 cycloalkyl (which group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy);B1 to B8 independently represent, at each occurrence, a direct bond, O, S or N(RN3);each aryla independently represents a C6-14 carbocyclic aromatic group, which group may comprise one, two or three rings;each aryl independently represents a C6-14 carbocyclic aromatic group, which group may comprise one, two or three rings and may be substituted by one or more substituents selected fromhalo,
C1-6 alkyl, which latter group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, —N(RN4)(RN5) and —ORa, and
—ORa;Het1 to Het4 independently represent 4- to 14-membered heterocyclic groups containing one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, which heterocyclic groups may comprise one, two or three rings and may be substituted by one or more substituents selected fromhalo,
C1-6 alkyl, which latter group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, —N(RN6)(RN7) and —ORa, and
—ORa;RN1 to RN7 independently representH,
C1-6 alkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl, which latter two groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo and —ORa;Ra represents, independently at each occurrence,(a) H;(b) C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C2-12 alkynyl, C3-12 cycloalkyl, C4-12 cycloalkenyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl (which latter four groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy), OR12a, S(O)qR12b, S(O)2N(R12c)(R12d), N(R12e)S(O)2R12f, N(R12g)(R12h), B9—C(G2)-B10—R12i, aryl1 and Hetb, and which C3-12 cycloalkyl or C4-12 cycloalkenyl groups may additionally be substituted by ?O,(c) S(O)rR13a,(d) S(O)2N(R13b)(R13c) or(e) C(O)—B11—R13d;R5a to R5j, R6a to R6i, R7a to R7i, R9a to R9i, R9aa to R9ga, R12a to R12i and R13a to R13d independently represent, at each occurrence,(a) H,(b) C1-10 alkyl, C2-10 alkenyl, C2-10 alkynyl which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy), OR5aa, S(O)qR5ab, S(O)2N(R5ac)(R5ad), N(R5ae)S(O)2R5af, N(R5ag)(R5ah), B12C(G2)-B13—R5ai, aryl1 and Hetc;(c) C3-10 cycloalkyl, or C4-10 cycloalkenyl (which latter two groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, OH, ?O, C1-6 alkyl and C1-6 alkoxy),(d) Hetd;G2 represents, independently at each occurrence, O, S, or NR5aj;R5aa to R5aj independently represent at each occurrence,(a) H,(b) C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-4 alkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy),(c) C3-6 cycloalkyl, or C4-6 cycloalkenyl (which latter two groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, OH, ?O, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy),(d) Hete,or R5ag and R5ah may represent, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, a 3- to 10-membered heterocyclic ring that may be aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which may additionally contain one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, which heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy);B9 to B13 independently represent a direct bond, O, S or N(RN8);aryl1 represents, independently at each occurrence, a C6-10 carbocyclic aromatic group, which group may comprise one or two rings and may be substituted by one or more substituents selected fromhalo,
C1-6 alkyl, which latter group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, —N(RN10)(RN11) and C1-6 alkoxy (which latter substituent is optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms), and
C1-6 alkoxy (which latter substituent is optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms);RN8, RN10 and RN11 independently representH,
C1-6 alkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl, which latter two groups are optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms;Hetb represents a 5- or 6-membered that may be aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which contains one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, which heterocyclic group may be substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, ?O and C1-6 alkyl;Hetc to Hete independently represent, a 3- to 6-membered heterocyclic ring that may be aromatic, fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which contains one or more heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, which Hetc to Hete groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, nitro, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl (which latter three groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from OH, ?O, halo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 alkoxy);q and r independently represent at each occurrence 0, 1 or 2; andunless otherwise specified alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl and the alkyl part of alkoxy groups may be substituted by one or more halo atoms;provided that the compound is not:(a) 5-(2-chlorophenyl)-6-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-[1,2,4]triazin-3-ylamine; or(b) 5-(2-chlorophenyl)-6-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-[1,2,4]triazin-3-ylamine.

US Pat. No. 10,988,449

ISOXAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS NUCLEAR RECEPTOR AGONISTS AND USES THEREOF

IL DONG Pharmaceutical Co...

1. A compound represented by Formula I; or racemate, enantiomer, diastereoisomer thereof, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
wherein Y is carbon or nitrogen,
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, halo or trifluoromethyl,
Z is

n is 0, 1 or 2,
X1, X2 and X3 are each independently carbon or nitrogen,
R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen, halo, cyano, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl,
CONRa1Ra2, NRa1Ra2, CH2NRa1Ra2, CH2Rc3, CORa3, ORa3, NRa4CORa3, NRa4CO2Ra3, NHCONHRa3, NHSO2Ra3 or 3- or 8-membered heterocycles containing one or two oxygen or nitrogen atom(s) therein,wherein, m is 1 or 2,
Ra1 and Ra2 are each independently hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl,
or 3- or 8-membered heterocycles containing one or two oxygen or nitrogen atom(s) therein,Ra3 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl,
or 3- or 8-membered heterocycles containing one or two oxygen or nitrogen atom(s) therein,Ra4 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl,
R5 is hydrogen,

R6 and R7 are each independently hydrogen, halo, trifluoromethyl or trifluoromethoxy,
Rc3 is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl, and
W1, W2 and W3 are each independently oxygen, nitrogen, CHRw1, CRw1, NRw1 or CO,
wherein, Rw1 is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamine, C1-6 alkyl alcohol,
(CH2)p heteroaryl or (CH2)p aryl, wherein, p is 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,988,448

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS

Agios Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A compound of formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
W, X, Y and Z are each independently selected from CH or N;
D and D1 are independently selected from a bond or NRb;
A is optionally substituted bicyclic heteroaryl;
L is a bond, —C(O)—, —(CRcRc)m—, —OC(O)—, —(CRcRc)m—OC(O)—, —(CRcRc)m—C(O)—, —NRbC(S)—, or —NRbC(O)—;
R1 is selected from alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl; each of which is substituted with 0-5 occurrences of Rd;
each R3 is independently selected from halo, haloalkyl, alkyl, hydroxyl and —ORa or two adjacent R3 taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form an optionally substituted cyclyl;
each Ra is independently selected from alkyl, acyl, hydroxyalkyl and haloalkyl;
each Rb is independently selected from hydrogen and alkyl;
each Rc is independently selected from hydrogen, halo, alkyl, alkoxy and halo alkoxy or two Rc taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form an optionally substituted cycloalkyl;
each Rd is independently selected from halo, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkyl, alkynyl, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, —C(O)Ra, —OC(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —SRa, —NRaRb and —ORa, or two Rd taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
m is 1, 2 or 3;
h is 0; and
g is 0.

US Pat. No. 10,988,446

CONCISE PROCESS FOR PREPARING 3-PYRROLIDINE CARBOXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES

OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A process for preparing compound of formula I?:
wherein
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkoxy-C1-7-alkyl, aryl-C1-7-alkyl, or heteroaryl-C1-7-alkyl; or
R1 and R2 together form —(CH2)n—, and n is 2 to 6;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkoxy-C1-7-alkyl, aryl-C1-7-alkyl, or heteroaryl-C1-7-alkyl;
R4 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkoxy-C1-7-alkyl, aryl-C1-7-alkyl, or heteroaryl-C1-7-alkyl; and
R5 is hydrogen, C1-7-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-7-alkyl, C1-7-alkoxy-C1-7-alkyl, aryl-C1-7-alkyl, or heteroaryl-C1-7-alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which process comprises
step A: reacting compound of formula II:

wherein R1 and R2 are as defined above, with compound of formula III:

wherein R3, R4 and R5 are as defined above, in the presence of at least one of compound X which is selected from the group consisting of:

to obtain compound of formula IV:

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are as defined above,
step B: reacting compound of formula IV with a reductant to obtain compound of formula I?.

US Pat. No. 10,988,440

FTO INHIBITORS

National Institute of Bio...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an FTO inhibitor selected from a compound formula I, a stereoisomer thereof, a hydrate thereof, and a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically-acceptable excipient, formulated in an orally-administrable unit dosage form selected from a pill, tablet, capsule, and lozenge, and suitable for administration to a person in need thereof, the inhibitor of structure:
wherein:
(a)
R1 and R2 are independently H or Me;
R3 is OH or NHR, wherein R is H or an optionally substituted, optionally hetero-, optionally cyclic C1-C18 hydrocarbyl; and
R4 is optionally substituted, optionally hetero-, optionally cyclic C1-C18 hydrocarbyl;
(b)
R1 and R2 are independently H or Me;
R3 is OH or NHR, wherein R is H or C1-C4 alkyl;
R4 is CONHR5; and
R5 is optionally substituted, optionally hetero-, optionally cyclic C1-C18 hydrocarbyl;
(c)
R1 and R2 are independently H or Me;
R3 is OH or NHR, wherein R is H or C1-C4 alkyl;
R4 is COR5; and
R5 is optionally substituted, heterocyclic C3-C18 hydrocarbyl comprising an n-membered ring wherein n=3-18, including 1 to n-1 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, S and P; or
(d)
R1 and R2 are independently H or Me;
R3 is OH or NHR, wherein R is H or C1-C4 alkyl; and
R4 is optionally substituted, heterocyclic C3-C18 hydrocarbyl comprising an n-membered ring wherein n=3-18, including 1 to n-1 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, S and P.

US Pat. No. 10,988,438

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A NITRIC OXIDE DONATING PROSTAGLANDIN ANALOGUE

NICOX S.A., Valbonne (FR...

1. A process for the preparation of hexanoic acid, 6-(nitrooxy)-, (1S,2E)-3-[(1R,2R,3S,5R)-2-[(2Z)-7-(ethylamino)-7-oxo-2-hepten-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl]-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2-propen-1-yl ester of formula (I):
said process comprising the following steps:
a) reacting compound of formula (II):

with 6-(nitrooxy)hexanoyl chloride of formula (IV):


b) removing the boronate protective group of compound of formula (III) to obtain compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,988,437

BIS(ANILINE) COMPOUNDS CONTAINING MULTIPLE SUBSTITUENTS WITH CARBON-CARBON TRIPLE-BONDED GROUPS

United States of America ...

1. A bis(aniline) compound having the following Structure 1 below:
wherein
a) X is oxygen or CH2, R1 and R3 are hydrogen and R2 and R4 are each R5C?C— wherein each R5 is independently a hydrogen, an aryl moiety, an alkyl moiety;
b) X is oxygen or CH2, R1 is hydrogen and R2, R3 and R4 are each R5C?C— wherein each R5 is independently a hydrogen, an aryl moiety, an alkyl moiety; or
c) X is oxygen or CH2, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are each R5C?C— wherein each R5 is independently a hydrogen, an aryl moiety, an alkyl moiety.

US Pat. No. 10,988,434

FRAGRANCE MIXTURE

SYMRISE AG, Holzminden (...

1. A fragrance mixture comprising a sensory effective amount of two or all three compounds selected from the group consisting of: formula (i), formula (ii) and formula (iii):wherein R1 each represents a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an araliphatic or aromatic radical, andwherein R2 each represents a linear, branched or cyclic alkyl radical having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an araliphatic or aromatic radical.

US Pat. No. 10,988,433

CYCLOHEXYL GPR40 AGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TYPE II DIABETES

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein
G is selected from the group consisting of g1, g2, g3, and g4

wherein Z is N or CH, and wherein n is an integer from 1 to 3;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy, methoxy, and fluoro;
Ra is selected from hydrogen or C1-4alkyl;
L is selected from the group consisting of —OCH2—, —NHCH2—, —(CH2)2—, and —CH?CH—;
ring W is phenyl or pyridinyl;
R2 is C3-5cycloalkyl, methylacetylenyl, or ethoxy;
R3 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, or fluoro;
A is carboxy or 1H-tetrazol-5-yl;
or an enantiomer, diastereomer, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt form thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,429

QUINOCHALCONE COMPOUND AND USES THEREOF FOR TREATING CANCER OR INFLAMMATION

LIFE-GARDEN BIOTECH, Bei...

1. A composition comprising a quinochalcone compound, or a salt thereof, wherein the quinochalcone compound is shown by formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,988,425

ONE STEP PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING TRIFLUOROIODOMETHANE FROM TRIFLUOROACETYL HALIDE, HYDROGEN, AND IODINE

Honeywell International I...

1. A process for producing trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I), the process comprising:providing vapor-phase reactants comprising trifluoroacetyl halide, hydrogen, and iodine;
heating the vapor-phase reactants; and
reacting the heated vapor-phase reactants in the presence of a catalyst to produce trifluoroiodomethane, the catalyst comprising a transition metal.

US Pat. No. 10,988,421

REMOVAL OF BROMINE INDEX-REACTIVE COMPOUNDS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for the removal of Bromine Index (BI)-reactive compounds from an aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream, the process comprising:contacting said aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream in a liquid phase with at least one solid material selected from molecular sieves, clays, refractory oxides, and mixtures thereof, wherein the at least one solid material does not possess a hydrogenation function, the aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream comprises para-xylene, BI-reactive compounds comprising styrene, and hydrogen that is dissolved into the aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream, the concentration of said dissolved hydrogen is in a range of 1 to 100 wppm based on the total weight of the aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream, and said contacting occurs at a temperature range of 40° C. to 350° C., at pressures sufficient to maintain liquid phase;
wherein the contacting converts at least some of the BI-reactive compounds into heavier products including C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of the dissolved hydrogen, wherein the para-xylene loss to isomerization is less than 5 wt %, and wherein the contacting produces 100 wppm or less benzene, based on the total amount of aromatic hydrocarbon; and
producing a product stream from the contacting, the product stream comprising the heavier products and having a lower concentration of BI-reactive compounds than the aromatic-containing hydrocarbon stream.

US Pat. No. 10,988,417

COMPOSITE MATERIAL PART

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

1. A part made of composite material comprising:fiber reinforcement comprising silicon carbide fibers presenting an oxygen content less than or equal to 1% in atomic percentage; and
a matrix present in pores of the fiber reinforcement and comprising at least two sintered silicate phases, the matrix comprising at least a first phase comprising mullite and a second phase, different from the first phase, comprising at least one rare earth silicate, wherein at least 50% by weight of the matrix is constituted by a mixture of mullite and of the at least one rare earth silicate.

US Pat. No. 10,988,414

MULTIFUNCTIONAL CEMENT COMPOSITES WITH LOAD BEARING AND SELF-SENSING PROPERTIES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A multifunctional cement composite, comprising:(a) fine and/or coarse aggregates;
(b) a thin film coating of a conductive nanomaterial-polymer solution onto said fine aggregates and/or said coarse aggregates, wherein said thin film coating of the conductive nanomaterial-polymer solution is deposited onto said fine aggregates and/or said coarse aggregates for coating; and
(c) a cementitious composite composition into which said thin film coated aggregate particles are incorporated to form a multifunctional cement composite, wherein said thin film coating of the conductive nanomaterial-polymer solution is deposited onto said fine aggregates and/or said coarse aggregates prior to being incorporated with the cementitious composite composition;
(d) wherein structures cast using this multifunctional cement composite have a resistivity and strain sensitivity; and
(e) wherein damage or defects in a cast structure can be identified by resistivity differences.

US Pat. No. 10,988,413

CALCIUM SULPHATE-BASED PRODUCTS

CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.,...

1. A gypsum product in the form of a composite wallboard comprising:a first liner and a second liner; and
a core sandwiched between the first liner and the second liner, the core comprising a set gypsum composition comprising gypsum and a shrinkage resistance additive, wherein the shrinkage resistance additive is melamine polyphosphate, melamine pyrophosphate or a combination thereof, the shrinkage-resistant additive being present in an amount such that the gypsum product has an area shrinkage of between 8-14% after heating to a temperature of 1000° C. over 120 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,988,410

GLASS SUBSTRATE WITH ANTIFOULING LAYER AND FRONT PLATE FOR DISPLAY

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A glass substrate with an antifouling layer, comprising:a glass plate which has a pair of principal surfaces facing to each other and an end face connecting the pair of principal surfaces;
a cohesive layer provided on one of the pair of principal surfaces of the glass plate and comprising a carbon-containing silicon oxide layer; and
an antifouling layer provided on a surface of the cohesive laver, wherein the antifouling layer is made of a cured product of a film-forming composition comprising a hydrolyzable silicon compound which comprises a fluorine atom,
the carbon-containing silicon oxide layer contacting the antifouling layer at a surface of the cohesive layer and comprising carbon atoms at a concentration ranging from 5×1018 atoms/cm3 to 5×1019 atoms/cm3 within a region having a depth from the surface of the cohesive layer of 80 nm or less,
wherein the glass substrate is a chemically strengthened glass.

US Pat. No. 10,988,409

PROCESS AND PLANT FOR OBTAINING COLORED GLAZING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A process for depositing a coating on a glass substrate and controlling the final colorimetry of the coating deposited on the glass substrate, said process comprising the following successive steps:a) passing said glass substrate through a device for vacuum deposition by cathode sputtering,
b) introducing a gas into said device for vacuum deposition and generating a plasma from said gas,
c) co-sputtering simultaneously, in one and the same chamber of the vacuum deposition device,
a first constituent made of a material consisting of an oxide, a nitride or an oxynitride of a first element and
a second constituent consisting of the metallic form of a second element,
said co-sputtering being obtained by means of said plasma,
d) introducing a flow of a hydride, a halide or an organic compound of a third element, which third element is selected from the group consisting of titanium, zirconium, tin, indium, aluminum, silicon, and zinc and is different than the first element, into said plasma, and
e) recovering said glass substrate, covered with said coating comprising said first, second and third elements, at an outlet of the device, said coating consisting of metal nanoparticles of the second element dispersed in an inorganic matrix of said first and third elements, said coating displaying a plasmon absorption peak in the visible region,
or
recovering said substrate covered with said coating comprising said first, second and third elements at an outlet of the device and heating the substrate covered with said coating at a suitable temperature and for a sufficient time to obtain a coating consisting of metal nanoparticles of the second element dispersed in an inorganic matrix of said first and third elements, said coating displaying a plasmon absorption peak in the visible region;
wherein the final colorimetry of the coating on the glass substrate is controlled by adjusting the rate of flow of the hydride, halide or organic compound of the third element introduced into said plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,988,401

PORCELAIN ENAMEL COMPOSITIONS AND COATINGS MADE THEREFROM

Prince Minerals LLC, Hou...

1. A porcelain enamel composition, comprising:a glass component including:
at least one alkali oxide in an amount ranging from about 6 to 21 wt %,
SiO2 in an amount ranging from about 20 to 50 wt %,
ZnO in an amount ranging from about 1.5 to 10 wt %,
Al2O3 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 20 wt %,
F in an amount ranging from greater than 0 to 10 wt %,
B2O3 in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to 20 wt %, and
P2O5 in an amount ranging from about 5 to 30 wt %, and
wherein the porcelain enamel composition is substantially free of BaO,
all weight percentages expressed relative to the enamel composition.

US Pat. No. 10,988,398

MOLDING MATERIAL FOR 3D PRINTING BASED ON CRUSHED AMORPHOUS GLASS HAVING IRREGULAR SHAPE, MOLDING METHOD FOR 3D PRINTING, AND MOLDED BODY

Inha University Research ...

1. A forming material for three-dimensional (3D) printing for formation of a 3D complex, the forming material consisting of:a parent glass powder in a form of an unmelted powder having an irregular shape by crushing amorphous glass; and
a spherical nanopowder that has an average particle diameter equal to or less than 1/50th of an average particle diameter of the parent glass powder and is mixed in such a way that the spherical nanopowder is disposed on a surface of the parent glass powder to enhance flowability of the parent glass powder having the irregular shape for physical formation of the 3D complex by 3D printing,
wherein the average particle diameter of the parent glass powder is in a range of 1 to 200 ?m, and the spherical nanopowder has an average particle diameter of 100 nm or less,
wherein a material for the parent glass powder belongs to any one of a glass composition system having SiO2 as a main component, a glass composition system having Bi2O3 as a main component, a glass composition system having P2O5 as a main component, a glass composition system having V2O5 as a main component, a glass composition system having PbO as a main component, and a glass composition system having TeO2 as a main component,
wherein a material for the spherical nanopowder belongs to any one of a glass composition system having SiO2 as a main component, a glass composition system having Bi2O3 as a main component, a glass composition system having P2O5 as a main component, a glass composition system having V2O5 as a main component, a glass composition system having PbO as a main component, and a glass composition system having TeO2 as a main component, or contains SiO2, Y2O3, Al2O3, TiO2, ZrO, NiO, CoO, CeO2, MgO, CaO, WO3, CuO, or Fe2O3 as a main component.

US Pat. No. 10,988,397

INTEGRATED GREENING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING WASTEWATER

1. An integrated greening device for recycling wastewater, comprising:a wastewater collection system, a microorganism and plant purification system, and a reclaimed water collection and distribution system, wherein
the wastewater collection system is provided with a main water collection pipe, a hair collector/filter, and a wastewater collection tank that are sequentially connected, the wastewater is lifted to the microorganism and plant purification system by a submersible sewage pump;
the microorganism and plant purification system comprises a supporting layer, a functional filler layer, and greening plants that are disposed in the wastewater collection tank, and is divided into a plurality of purifying areas through several deflecting partition plates that are staggered and parallel-distributed; and the microorganism and plant purification system is connected to the reclaimed water collection and distribution system, the reclaimed water collection and distribution system is provided with an ultraviolet sterilizer, and purified wastewater is transported to each reclaimed water-use site for flushing toilets, watering trees or recycling through a water distribution pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,988,396

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANAEROBIC SLUDGE DIGESTION MIXING AND HEAT EXCHANGE

1. A jet nozzle assembly for mixing contents of a vessel, the jet nozzle assembly comprising:a central pipe terminating at a jet nozzle;
a low pressure nozzle assembly disposed concentrically about the central pipe, the low pressure nozzle comprising a plurality of openings disposed circumferentially about the low pressure nozzle assembly, a cylindrical wall, and a conical wall section connecting a top of the cylindrical wall to the central pipe, and wherein the plurality of openings comprise circular openings in the conical wall;
wherein the plurality of openings are an axial distance from the outlet jet nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,988,394

COST CONTROL OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT BASED ON REGULATORY PERIOD

HACH LANGE GMBH, Berlin ...

1. A method comprising:determining a first aeration intensity for a first aeration interval and a different second aeration intensity for a second aeration interval based on a current energy price, a predicted energy price, and a regulatory surveillance period during which a regulatory critical parameter is monitored for regulatory compliance, wherein the determining is based upon weighting factors influencing a total energy cost and a cost of deviating from a target of the regulatory critical parameter;
aerating wastewater at the first aeration intensity for the first aeration interval, wherein the first aeration interval comprises an interval of high energy costs within the regulatory surveillance period and the first aeration intensity comprises an intensity resulting in a value of the critical parameter worse than a limiting value of the critical parameter, wherein the first aeration intensity is identified based upon a predicted purification performance of the first aeration intensity over the first aeration interval and determining an average of the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity will achieve compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter; and
aerating wastewater at the second aeration intensity for the second aeration interval, wherein the second aeration interval comprises an interval of low energy costs within the regulatory surveillance period and the second aeration intensity comprises an intensity resulting in a value of the critical parameter better than the limiting value of the critical parameter, wherein the second aeration intensity is identified based upon a predicted purification performance of the second aeration intensity over the second aeration interval;
the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity being based upon determining an average of the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity will achieve compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter;
the first aeration interval being short compared to the regulatory surveillance period,
the second aeration interval being short compared to the regulatory surveillance period and does not overlap the first aeration interval, and
the first aeration intensity being less than the second aeration intensity and wherein the first aeration intensity and the second aeration intensity result in an average value of the critical parameter achieving compliance with the limiting value of the critical parameter within the regulatory surveillance period.

US Pat. No. 10,988,393

LIGHT ACTIVATED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A light activated water treatment system, comprising:a pipe comprising a water inlet, a water outlet, and a transparent section located between the water inlet and the water outlet; and
a photocatalytic nanocomposite sheet comprising polymethylmethacrylate and silver phosphate located inside the transparent section, wherein the photocatalytic nanocomposite sheet is configured to decompose at least a portion of organic pollutants present in water,
wherein the photocatalytic nanocomposite sheet comprises the silver phosphate and the polymethylmethacrylate in a weight ratio of between 1:15 to 1:40.

US Pat. No. 10,988,388

STERILIZING APPARATUS

SHARE LIGHT CO., LTD., G...

1. A sterilization apparatus comprising:a semiconductor UV (ultraviolet) light emitting diode;
a case including an upper section with an internal space and an entrance opening, a bottom face opposite to the entrance opening, and a lateral face connecting the bottom face and the upper section;
a container having an internal space, the container arranged between the entrance opening and the bottom face of the case, and adapted to receive ultraviolet light therein; and
an alarm unit adapted to emit visible light,
wherein the semiconductor ultraviolet light emitting diode and the alarm unit are arranged in the internal space of the case,
wherein the bottom face comprises a material that does not transmit ultraviolet light, and
wherein the container comprises a material that is light-transmittable to the visible light from the alarm unit and prevents the ultraviolet light emitted from the semiconductor ultraviolet light emitting diode from escaping to the outside of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,988,387

RELEASING IMPURITIES FROM A CALCIUM-BASED MINERAL

Carbon Cycle Limited, Su...

1. A method for releasing impurities from a calcium-based mineral, the method comprising:reacting a calcium-based mineral containing impurities with an aqueous solution of one or more ionic salts at a temperature of approximately 85° C. or above to form a slurry, wherein at least one of the calcium-based mineral and the one or more ionic salts comprises sulphate and at least one of the calcium-based mineral and the one or more ionic salts comprises ammonium, and wherein the concentration of the solution is approximately 25% or higher mass fraction, such that double salt crystals are formed and impurities previously enveloped within the calcium-based mineral are released and precipitated into the slurry; and
separating the double salt crystals from the impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,988,377

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRESS-DECOUPLED MICROMECHANICAL PRESSURE SENSOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing a micromechanical pressure sensor, the method comprising:providing a MEMS wafer having a silicon substrate and a first cavity developed therein underneath a sensor diaphragm;
providing a second wafer;
bonding an underside of the MEMS wafer to a topside of the second wafer; and
exposing a sensor core having bulk silicon, the sensor diaphragm and the first cavity from a topside of the MEMS wafer, in the process forming a second cavity between the sensor core and the surface of the silicon substrate, the second cavity being formed using an etching process, which is carried out using etching parameters that are modified in a defined manner in comparison with etching parameters used to develop access holes to the second cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,988,374

DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING A MEMS COMPONENT

1. An array of two or more devices for supporting two or more MEMS components, the array comprising:a substrate that is common to the two or more devices and that is formed of a ceramic material;
two or more MEMS components on the substrate; and
a number of walls on the substrate forming two or more adjacent cavities for surrounding each of the two or more MEMS components, wherein the walls are part of an integral one-piece wall structure formed from a machined ceramic cavity array, wherein the walls are solid and adjacent cavities share a common wall, and wherein each common wall contributes substantially half of its thickness to each adjacent cavity and the MEMS component in each adjacent cavity making up adjacent devices.

US Pat. No. 10,988,370

SIGNAL-CONTROLLED FLOW FUEL DELIVERY VALVE

1. Delivery valve for the delivery of a fluid into tanks of different motor vehicles, characterized by the following features:a) the delivery valve has a first settable maximum volume flow which is larger than zero,
b) the delivery valve has a second settable maximum volume flow which is higher than the first settable maximum volume flow,
c) a control device (24, 25), by means of which the first or the second maximum volume flow can be set,
d) a sensor device (20, 21), which is configured for interaction with a signal emitter (29) assigned to a tank of a motor vehicle and which activates the control device to set the delivery valve to the first settable maximum volume flow or the second maximum volume flow based on a signal received from the signal emitter (29).

US Pat. No. 10,988,366

LIQUID DISPENSER WITH PROXIMITY AND POSITIONING SYSTEM

1. A liquid dispenser, comprising:a housing configured to dispense liquid into a container, the housing comprising an outlet for dispensing liquid into the container;
a proximity sensor disposed proximate to the outlet and configured to detect the container when the container is disposed proximate to the outlet;
a light source disposed proximate to the outlet and configured to emit a beam of light to identify a location of liquid to be dispensed from the outlet;
a pump; and
a processor configured to:
determine whether the container is disposed proximate to the outlet based on an output signal from the proximity sensor;
illuminate the light source to project the beam of light towards an opening of the container based on the output signal from the proximity sensor, to inform a user of the location of liquid to be dispensed from the housing; and
automatically activate the pump to dispense liquid based on the output signal from the proximity sensor, the output signal indicative of the container being disposed proximate to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,988,365

BEVERAGE DISPENSING MACHINE FOR ACHIEVING TARGET POURS FOR DIFFERENT BEVERAGES

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method for dispensing beverages from a beverage dispensing machine, the method comprising:determining, from computer-readable media, pour parameters for a beverage of a plurality of beverages, the pour parameters being specific to the beverage, at least one pour parameter comprising a tilt value; and
automatically, by the beverage dispensing machine:
rotating a drum that holds a vessel to achieve the tilt value, and
automatically rotating the drum to reduce the tilt value of the vessel based on the pour parameters during dispensing of the beverage, such that the tilt value is substantially zero upon ceasing dispensing of the beverage into the vessel from the tap, wherein at least one pour parameter is adjusted during dispensing in response to determining that a target pour is not being achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,988,361

VISUAL ASSISTANCE TO THE ON-GROUND MOVEMENT OF A LIFTING PLATFORM

1. A self-propelled aerial work platform comprising:a chassis having a longitudinal axis along which the chassis is able to move on the ground in a forward direction and in a backward direction opposite to the forward direction;
a work platform;
a lifting structure mounted on the chassis and supporting the work platform;
a control console for:
controlling the lifting structure in order to move the platform to a working position at a height; and
selectively moving the chassis on the ground in the forward direction and the backward direction; and
a visual signalling system for indicating the direction of movement of the chassis on the ground selected at the control station from the forward and backward directions,
the visual signalling system comprising a first and a second visual indicator secured to the chassis and located on a front side of the chassis and a third and a fourth visual indicator secured to the chassis and located on a rear side of the chassis,wherein:the visual signalling system is configured to activate the first and third visual indicators in order each to procure the visual indication of the forward direction in the form of an oriented form pointing in the forward direction; and
the visual signalling system is configured to activate the second and fourth visual indicators in order each to procure the visual indication of the backward direction in the form of an oriented form pointing in the backward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,988,355

MOBILE CRANE

MAEDA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD...

1. A mobile crane comprising:a lower traveling body;
a driver seat placed in the lower traveling body;
a crane apparatus installed in the lower traveling body so as to be capable of turning about a turn axis and so as to be capable of rising and falling;
a turn-restricting unit that, based on a turn position of a boom of the crane apparatus, performs boom turn restriction control to prevent the boom from turning within a predetermined angular range above the driver seat, the turn position being centered about the turn axis; and
a restriction-canceling unit that cancels the boom turn restriction control when a preset restriction cancelation condition is fulfilled; and
an operator detection unit that detects whether an operator is in the driver seat,
wherein the restriction-canceling condition is in a case in which an operator is not detected by the operator detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,988,353

POWER WINCH EQUIPMENT CRANE WITH HINGE MEMBERS

1. A power winch equipment crane system to be used with a tractor roll bar, the system comprising:a winch support bar configured to be substantially U-shaped having two side portions and a middle portion connecting the two side portions;
a power winch attached to the winch support bar proximate a midpoint of the middle portion of the winch support bar; and
hinge members provided respectively proximate each end of the winch support bar and configured to couple the winch support bar to the tractor roll bar in a pivoting arrangement, the hinge members configured such that the winch support bar is pivotable between a substantially vertical position when not in use, and a substantially horizontal position in which the power winch is positioned at a point spaced back from the tractor so as to be located over an implement that is attachable to the tractor.

US Pat. No. 10,988,349

ANCHOR POINT WITH MOVABLE TILT AXIS

1. An anchor point comprising a base, which base has provided thereon at least one heart-shaped motion link and is configured for fixing to an object such that it is rotatable about an axis of rotation, and further comprising a retainer bracket for fastening a fastening means, the retainer bracket being held on two bearing points on the base such that it is tiltable about a tilt axis relative to the base, characterized in that the tilt axis is movable relative to the base, wherein at least one of the bearing points is guided such that it is movable relative to the base.

US Pat. No. 10,988,348

ESCALATOR STEPS WITH STRAIN SENSORS

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An escalator system comprising:an escalator step; and
at least one load sensor secured to the escalator step, wherein the at least one load sensor is configured to:
sense an escalator loading; and
one or more of:
process sensor data indicative of the escalator loading via edge processing; and
transfer the sensor data, to a remote component for processing, wherein the remote component is one or more of a cloud system or escalator controller,
wherein:
the at least one load sensor includes a plurality of load sensors, including a master sensor and slave sensor, and
wherein the plurality of load sensors are configured to communicate with the remote component via the master sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,988,345

DIRECT REAL-TIME TRAVEL INDICATIONS FOR MULTI-SEGMENT TRIP

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by a processor of a mobile device, the mobile device being in communication with an elevator system, the computer-implemented method for automatically providing direct real-time travel indications with respect to a multi-segment elevator trip of the elevator system, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by the mobile device, a request for the multi-segment elevator trip;
directly receiving, by the mobile device, feedback signals from the elevator system with respect the multi-segment elevator trip in response to the request; and
automatically providing, by a user interface of the mobile device, direct real-time travel indications of the multi-segment elevator trip as the mobile device progresses through the elevator system.

US Pat. No. 10,988,343

METHOD OF INSTALLING CABLE ON CABLE REEL

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A method of installing a coil of cable on a cable reel apparatus, comprising the steps of:placing the coil of cable on a first flange of a separable cable reel of the cable reel apparatus;
releasably coupling the first flange with a separate second flange of the separable cable reel after placing the coil of cable on the first flange;
placing the separable cable reel in a bag of the cable reel apparatus,
wherein the first flange includes a hub portion configured to be received in an inner diameter of the coil of cable, and the hub portion supports the coil of cable between the first and second flanges when the first and second flanges are releasably coupled;
positioning the bag with the separable cable reel received therein in a horizontal orientation, such that a longitudinal axis of the separable cable reel is horizontal, to facilitate dispensing of cable of the coil of cable from the bag;
dispensing the cable of the coil of cable through a payout opening in the bag after the step of positioning the bag with the separable cable reel received therein in the horizontal orientation; and
positioning the first flange on a first frame inside of the bag and the first flange being positioned vertically when dispensing the cable of the coil of cable, and positioning the second flange on a second frame inside of the bag and the second flange being positioned vertically when dispensing the cable of the coil of cable, wherein the first frame is secured to an inner surface of a base of the bag and the second frame is secured to an inner surface of a cover of the bag, and
wherein the coil of cable is a pre-wound, reel-less coil of cable.

US Pat. No. 10,988,336

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a sheet profile setter that sets a sheet profile in a sheet feed tray;
a conveyer that feeds and conveys a sheet from the sheet feed tray;
an image former that forms an image on the sheet conveyed by the conveyer in accordance with an image forming condition determined based on the sheet profile set in the sheet feed tray of a sheet feed source;
a sheet physical property measurer that makes measurement of a physical property value of the sheet being conveyed on a conveyance path of the conveyer;
a conformity determiner that makes determination of conformity between the sheet fed from the sheet feed tray and a sheet indicated by the sheet profile set in the sheet feed tray, based on the physical property value obtained by measuring the sheet fed and conveyed from the sheet feed tray, by the sheet physical property measurer; and
a notifier that determines which has been performed more recently between insertion of the sheet into the sheet feed tray and setting of the sheet profile to the sheet feed tray before the measurement relating to the determination made by the conformity determiner so as to send a notification of a result of the determination by a first notification method in a former case and by a second notification method in a latter case.

US Pat. No. 10,988,334

SHEET CONVEYANCE APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet conveyance apparatus comprising:a first guide provided in an apparatus body:
a second guide provided in an openable portion configured to be opened and closed with respect the apparatus body, the second guide being arranged to define a sheet conveyance path between the first guide and the second guide in a state where the openable portion is closed and to separate from the first guide along with an opening operation of the openable portion;
a flag member supported by the apparatus body pivotally on a pivot provided on a same side with the second guide with respect to the sheet conveyance path and configured to pivot when pressed by a sheet passing through the sheet conveyance path;
a detection unit configured to detect pivoting of the flag member; and
a jam release guide provided in the apparatus body,
wherein in a state where the openable portion is open, the flag member is protruded into a space that is created between the openable portion and the apparatus body by the opening operation of the openable portion, and
wherein the jam release guide is disposed at a position not hampering conveyance of the sheet passing through the sheet conveyance path in a state where the openable portion is closed, and is disposed to come in contact, together with the flag member, with a jammed sheet jammed in the sheet conveyance path to regulate a posture of the jammed sheet in a state where the openable portion is open.

US Pat. No. 10,988,333

PRINTING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet stacking apparatus comprising:a stacking unit configured to stack a sheet conveyed to the stacking unit by a conveying unit;
a contact member configured to be in contact with the sheet stacked on the stacking unit, the position of the contact member being changed according to an amount of a stack of sheets on the stacking unit; and
a movement unit configured to move the contact member to an evacuation position where the contact member does not come into contact with the sheet being discharged onto the stacking unit, wherein
the sheet stacking apparatus is configured to perform
a first operation in which while a specified number of sheets are discharged onto the stacking unit, the contact member is positioned at the evacuation position, and then the movement unit releases the state of the contact member at the evacuation position to bring the contact member into contact with the sheet on the stacking unit, in order for a detection of a position of the contact member in contact with the sheet on the stacking unit by a detection unit and the movement unit moves the contact member to an evacuation position where the contact member does not come into contact with the sheet being discharged onto the stacking unit before the sheet is discharged onto the stacking unit; and
a second operation in which while the sheet is being discharged onto the stacking unit, the contact member is in contact with the sheet on the stacking unit, in order for a detection of a position of the contact member being in contact with the sheet on the stacking unit by a detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,988,330

MEDIA SIZE DETECTOR

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A media size detector, comprising:a button coupled to a spring of a housing to interact with a media size adjuster of a media tray;
a size detect barrel, positioned between the button and the media tray, coupled to the media size adjuster to rotate based on a position of the media size adjuster, wherein the size detect barrel includes a barrel surface to interact with the button from a plurality of barrel surfaces that protrude from the size detect barrel;
a first side of a lever to receive pressure from the spring when the button is depressed by the media size adjuster; and
a second side of the lever to apply pressure to activate or deactivate a switch coupled to a printed circuit assembly when the first side of the lever receives pressure from the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,988,327

SORTATION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

SPAN TECH LLC, Glasgow, ...

1. A conveyor system for sorting articles being conveyed in a conveying direction, comprising:a first conveyor section comprising a plurality of inclined conveyors for de-stacking articles;
a second conveyor section comprising at least one indexing conveyor for spacing a first group of articles from upstream articles; and
a third conveyor section including a chicane conveying path for forming the first group of articles into a single row generally aligned with the conveying direction, wherein the plurality of inclined conveyors includes a final conveyor in the first conveyor section that is longer and higher at an exit point than the other inclined conveyors in the first conveyor section.

US Pat. No. 10,988,320

SCREW TRANSPORT APPARATUS FOR BOTTLES AND BOTTLING SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH SUCH AN APPARATUS

MBF S.p.A

1. Screw transport apparatus for bottles, comprising:a support structure, extending longitudinally between a bottle inlet and a bottle outlet of said apparatus, and
a spiral-shaped helical body, which is associated with said support structure and extends axially parallel to said support structure between its two axial ends, wherein said spiral-shaped helical body is rotatable on itself around its own longitudinal axis to move bottles between the bottle inlet and the bottle outlet of said apparatus in cooperation with said support structure,
wherein said spiral-shaped helical body comprises at least two spiral-shaped seats, each spiral-shaped seat extending coaxially between the two axial ends and along an entire length of said spiral-shaped helical body, wherein said at least two spiral-shaped seat are angularly offset from each other and differ from each other in the shape and/or size of the relative bottle housing compartment defined by each of them, wherein each spiral-shaped seat of said at least two spiral-shaped seats are intended to independently transport bottles of a different shape and/or size engageable by the respective compartments.

US Pat. No. 10,988,317

FORMAT PART FOR DEFLECTING CONTAINERS

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A format part for deflecting containers, comprising a toggle lever which comprises a toggle joint and two ankle joints, wherein the format part comprises a railing fastened to the toggle joint of the toggle lever, wherein the ankle joints are displaceable in one plane, which is parallel to a running direction of the railing, and wherein the railing is displaceable parallel to the plane by the displacement of the ankle joints, wherein the format part is adaptable for different container formats by the displacement of the railing, wherein the format part comprises a fixed guide for containers and, opposite thereto, the railing.

US Pat. No. 10,988,315

ITEM STABILIZER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:a plurality of stabilizers arranged in a stack of stabilizers, wherein each stabilizer of the plurality of stabilizers comprises:
a flat sheet comprising a first face, a second face, a spine region, and first and second support regions extending from opposite sides of the spine region, the flat sheet comprising a material that is rigid or semi-rigid so as to provide a resistance to bending;
a releasable adhesive positioned on the first face at the spine region; and
a non-stick area positioned on the second face along the spine region and comprising a non-stick surface configured to releasably engage with a second releasable adhesive of a second stabilizer of the plurality of stabilizers so that the plurality of stabilizers are arrangeable in the stack of stabilizers, with the releasable adhesive engaged with the non-stick surface of an adjacent stabilizer; and
an item having a curved surface such that when the item, with the stabilizer attached, is placed on a surface with the stabilizer between the item and the surface, the resistance to bending of the flat sheet causes the first and second support regions to extend along the surface and resist rolling of the item.

US Pat. No. 10,988,311

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING STORAGE UNITS

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for automatically handling storage units, comprising:a support frame defining an inner space;
a lifting unit and a gripper device arranged on the lifting unit, the lifting unit and the gripper device configured to grip, convey, and discharge a storage unit;
at least one height adjustment device connected to the gripper device and configured to move the gripper device in the inner space of the support frame, the; and
a storage arrangement configured to be charged solely by vertical movement of the storage unit from a location directly beneath the storage arrangement to a location at which the storage arrangement stores the storage unit, the storage arrangement arranged above the gripper device so that the same support frame is configured by the lifting unit to convey and to store, by the storage arrangement, the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,988,310

TRASH RECEPTACLE

1. A trash receptacle comprising:a housing including an inner-capacity defined by an outer-shell, the housing further including an open-bottom and an open-top opposite the open-bottom;
a vacuum located about a bottom-end of the housing;
a lid configured to cover the open-top of the housing;
at least one lid-opening means attached to the housing, the at least one lid-opening means configured to at least partially uncover the lid from the open-top of the housing;
a controller disposed within the housing, the controller being communicably coupled to the at least one lid-opening means; and
a power source coupled to the housing, the power source configured to provide power to the trash receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,988,306

DISPENSER COMPRISING PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPENSER PARTS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Gojara, Destelbergen (BE...

1. A method for manufacturing a pressurizable cylindrical vessel for use in a pressure control system for maintaining a constant predetermined pressure in a fluid container configured to dispense when in use a fluid contained in said fluid container at said constant predetermined pressure, comprising the steps of: forming out of a composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, a pressurizable cylindrical vessel, wherein said vessel on one end has a cylindrical insert configured to receive one or more pressure control means and on the opposite end has an opening configured to receive a form-matching bottom plate, wherein said forming is by injection moulding, said thermoplastic polymer or PET has an intrinsic viscosity of 0.65-0.75, and wherein a polymer injection sprue is used located on the longitudinal axes of said pressurizable cylindrical vessel, thereby providing a sprue mark located on said cylindrical insert, coinciding with the longitudinal axes of said pressurizable cylindrical vessel and said cylindrical insert, and on an outside of said cylindrical insert facing an inside of said pressurizable cylindrical vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,988,300

PACKAGING BOX FOR COOLING

Coupang Corp., Seoul (KR...

1. A packaging cooler box for delivery, comprising:a bottom portion to form a lower surface upon conversion into a box mode;
a plurality of sidewall portions configured to connect with the bottom portion;
a lid portion configured to connect with one of the sidewall portions, and to face said bottom portion upon conversion into the box mode;
a crease portion formed along the edge of the bottom portion so that the sidewall portions can stand upright;
joint portions configured to join said sidewall portions, to be folded to face itself and to be in close contact with the sidewall portions, upon conversion into the box mode;
easy adhesive portions provided in said joint portions and sidewall portions to maintain the box shape upon conversion into the box mode from a single plane consisting of said bottom portion, sidewall portions, said lid portion and joint portions; and
a compartment which is configured to, when in a rolled configuration, be attached to a sidewall portion and form a refrigerated space inside the rolled configuration,
wherein said compartment has easy adhesive portions at both ends,
wherein the easy adhesive portions provided in said compartment are configured to be simultaneously attached to any one of easy adhesive portions formed vertically inside of said sidewall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,988,299

RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT PACKAGING AND A PACKAGING INSERT FOR RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT

1. A packaging insert configured to retain a respiratory interface assembly prior to inserting the insert and respiratory interface assembly into suitable packaging, the insert comprising:an elongate support having a notional longitudinal axis, an upper part, a lower part, and opposed, spaced apart sides extending between the upper and lower parts, the support further comprising:
a plurality of headgear retaining slots, each of the plurality of headgear retaining slots being elongate and comprising a width that is dimensioned to receive and retain part of a strap of a headgear of the respiratory interface assembly, each of the plurality of headgear retaining slots further comprising a closed end and an open end, and being configured such that when, in use, the insert is picked up by one hand of a user with the uppermost part of the insert, each slot is downwardly directed such that the open end is open towards the lower part of the insert such that the user can use their other hand to grip the respiratory interface and pull downwardly to release the headgear from the plurality of headgear retaining slots, and
wherein the plurality of headgear retaining slots comprise four retaining arms and four slots, wherein each of the slots is defined by one of the retaining arms and the side of the support, and wherein the four retaining arms and the four slots are configured to form an upper and a lower retaining arm and an upper and lower slot on each side of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,988,297

BAG-IN-BOX

FUJIMORI KOGYO CO., LTD.,...

1. A bag-in-box comprising:a box body including a corrugated cardboard as a forming material;
a flexible inner bag accommodated in an interior of said box body; and
an inlet joined to said inner bag,
wherein said inner bag is formed of a material containing a biomass-derived polyolefin resin,
said inlet is formed of a polyolefin resin having a biomass degree of 40% or more and 100% or less,
said inner bag includes a laminate having at least a sealant layer as a forming material,
said inner bag comprises one pair of planar sections constituting a front part and a rear part, and one pair of side sections held between said one pair of planar sections,
said one pair of side sections has turnback sites protruding into an inner side of said inner bag,
said planar sections and said side sections each have a rectangular shape,
abutting parts between said one pair of planar sections and said one pair of side sections facing each other are sealed at four sides of said planar sections,
an oblique sealing part is formed at each corner part of a top side and a bottom side of said inner bag,
a triangular fin part is formed at each corner part,
an internal space of said fin part is completely isolated from an internal space of said inner bag by said oblique sealing part,
said laminate has an outer laminate and an inner laminate positioned in an inner side of said outer laminate,
said inner laminate has an inner sealant layer that is said sealant layer,
in said inner sealant layer, a first inner sealant layer, a second inner sealant layer, and a third inner sealant layer are laminated in that order from said inner side of said inner bag,
said first inner sealant layer comprises a petroleum-derived polyolefin resin,
a material for forming said second inner sealant layer has a biomass degree of 50% or more and 100% or less,
said third inner sealant layer comprises a petroleum-derived polyolefin resin,
said outer laminate has an outer sealant layer that is said sealant layer,
said outer laminate includes a substrate layer on a face on an outer side of said outer sealant layer, and an adhesive layer between said outer sealant layer and said substrate layer,
said adhesive layer includes a polyurethane-based resin,
in said outer sealant layer, a first outer sealant layer, a second outer sealant layer, and a third outer sealant layer are laminated in that order from a side of said substrate layer,
said first outer sealant layer comprises a petroleum-derived polyolefin resin,
a material for forming said second outer sealant layer has a biomass degree of 50% or more and 100% or less, and
said third outer sealant layer includes a petroleum-derived polyolefin resin.

US Pat. No. 10,988,295

POUCH FLIP-TOP FOR BUBBLE VALVE APPLICATIONS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A valve comprising:a first valve wall;
a second valve wall;
the first valve wall and the second valve wall being selectively joined together to form a fluid communication channel;
a protruding valve element joined to the second valve wall and extending into the fluid communication channel, wherein a portion of the fluid communication channel is formed between the protruding valve element and the first valve wall;
a hinge element formed on the second valve wall, thereby defining a hinged header, the hinge element being positioned so that a first portion of the protruding valve element is below the hinge element and a second portion of the protruding valve element is above the hinge element;
the hinged header having a first configuration wherein the header obstructs the fluid communication channel and a second configuration wherein the fluid communication channel is free of obstruction by the hinged header.

US Pat. No. 10,988,291

TRAVEL BOTTLE HAVING A TWISTING LOCKING RING BODY

Navajo Manufacturing Comp...

1. A cap of a dispensing bottle, said cap comprisinga main cap body,
a bottle cap lid, said bottle cap lid being mounted by a hinge on a peripheral edge of said main cap body, said bottle cap lid being removably mounted on the main cap body and pivotably mounted on the peripheral edge of the main cap body,
a locking ring body rotatably mounted on the main cap body, said locking ring body mounting said bottle cap lid in a fixed position on said main cap body in a locked position of said locking ring body and said locking ring body allowing said bottle cap lid to be pivoted on the peripheral edge of the main cap body and moved away from said main cap body in an unlocked position of said locking ring body,
said locking ring body including a radially inwardly extending projection, the radially inwardly extending projection preventing pivoting of said bottle cap lid on said peripheral edge of said main cap body, away from said main cap body, when said locking ring body is in said locked position, and
a groove in said bottle cap lid opening in a radially outward direction, said groove cooperating with the radially inwardly extending projection in said locking ring body by location of said radially inwardly extending projection in between an upper surface and a lower surface of said groove to lock the locking ring body with the bottle cap lid when said locking ring body is manually rotated into said locked position of said locking ring body and said radially inwardly extending projection being disengaged from said groove when said locking ring body is manually rotated into said unlocked position of said locking ring body to allow pivoting of said bottle cap lid on said peripheral edge of said main cap body,
said main cap body including a passageway for liquid from the dispensing bottle,
said passageway being blocked by said bottle cap lid in said locked position of said bottle cap lid and said locking ring body,
said bottle cap lid including a projection extending into and snap fitting into said passageway, thereby blocking said passageway of said main cap body in said locked position of said locking ring body,
said projection on said bottle cap lid being moved away from said passageway of said main cap body when said locking ring body is in said unlocked position and said bottle cap lid is pivoted on said peripheral edge of said main cap body.

US Pat. No. 10,988,281

PARALELLOGRAM SPLITABLE RETAIL CONTAINERS

WESTROCK SHARED SERVICES,...

1. A blank for forming a container comprising:a plurality of panels connected together at fold lines configured for extending at least partially around an interior space, including a front panel, a top panel, a back panel and a bottom panel;
a pair of opposed back flaps foldably connected to opposed edges of the back panel;
a pair of opposed bottom flaps foldably connected to opposed edges of the bottom panel;
a pair of opposed front flaps foldably connected to opposed edges of the front panel; and
a pair of opposed top flaps foldably connected to opposed edges of the top panel,
wherein a first one of the back flaps, a first one of the top flaps, a first one of the front flaps, and a first one of the bottom flaps are configured to form a first side panel that is non-rectangular and parallelogram shaped, and
wherein a second one of the back flaps, a second one of the top flaps, a second one of the front flaps, and a second one of the bottom flaps are configured to form a second side panel that is non-rectangular and parallelogram shaped and is opposite the first side panel;
wherein a tear line is defined across the front panel for tearing the front panel to convert the container to be retail ready.

US Pat. No. 10,988,278

PACKAGING STRUCTURE

Zhejiang Sanhua Intellige...

1. A packaging structure for electronic expansion valves, comprising: a body for accommodating the electronic expansion valves, whereinthe body comprises more than one supporting portion, each supporting portion has first recess portions and second recess portions alternately arranged, the first recess portions and the second recess portions are all configured to support housings of the electronic expansion valves;
two sides of each supporting portion are respectively provided with a first accommodating portion and a second accommodating portion, the first accommodating portion is provided with a plurality of first accommodating positions corresponding to positions of the first recess portions respectively, and the second accommodating portion is provided with a plurality of second accommodating positions corresponding to positions of the second recess portions respectively; and
the first accommodating positions and the second accommodating positions are each configured to accommodate a valve body, a first connecting pipe and a second connecting pipe of a respective electronic expansion valve.

US Pat. No. 10,988,276

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR ITS OPERATION

VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A labelling machine comprising:a supply spool support for supporting a supply spool comprising a label stock comprising a web and a plurality of spaced labels attached to the web and which are separable from the web;
a take-up spool support adapted to take up a portion of the web;
a motive means configured to propel the web along a web path from the supply spool support to the take-up spool support;
a sensor comprising a transmitter portion and a receiver portion, the receiver portion comprising a plurality of receivers, the transmitter portion and the receiver portion being configured to receive a portion of the label stock therebetween, and the plurality of receivers each configured to produce a respective sensor signal which is a function of a property of a portion of the label stock at a plurality of positions spaced from one another in a direction non-parallel to the web path; and
a controller configured to monitor each of the sensor signals produced by the plurality of receivers and to select one of the sensor signals produced by the plurality of receivers based on said monitoring of each of the sensor signals produced by the plurality of receivers.

US Pat. No. 10,988,274

PACKAGING FOR ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS

ADHEZION BIOMEDICAL, LLC,...

1. A package system suitable for sterilizing cyanoacrylate compositions, wherein the package system comprises:a container comprising
a chamber containing a cyanoacrylate monomer, wherein the chamber is defined by an opening and sidewalls, wherein the container comprises a material comprising a first cyclic olefin copolymer;
a multilayer foil seal sealing the opening of the container, the multilayer foil seal comprising
an inner-most layer consisting of
a second cyclic olefin copolymer consisting of a first unsaturated cyclic monomer and a first unsaturated linear monomer,
wherein the first unsaturated cyclic monomer is selected from the group consisting of norbornene, and
wherein the first unsaturated linear monomer is selected from the group consisting of ethylene, propylene, and tetracyclododecene,
an outer layer, and
at least one middle layer comprising aluminum; and
a secondary package housing the container;
wherein the package system is sterilized by radiation, and the cyanoacrylate monomer contained in the package system does not cure upon radiation exposure and for at least 24 months of shelf storage thereafter.

US Pat. No. 10,988,272

PACKAGING MACHINE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A packaging machine comprising:a vertical sealing unit that is provided so as to be retractable from a vertical sealing position for tubular film;
a movable cover that covers a heated part of the vertical sealing unit; and
a linkage mechanism that transmits a retracting movement of the vertical sealing unit to the cover to thereby cause the cover to move from a position in which it exposes the heated part to a position in which it covers the heated part.

US Pat. No. 10,988,260

SEAT GROUP ARRANGEMENT FOR A PASSENGER CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A seat group arrangement for a passenger cabin of an aircraft, the seat group arrangement having one or more passenger seat groups, each of the one or more passenger seat groups comprising:a supporting frame comprising seat legs for fastening the supporting frame to a floor of the aircraft;
one or more fixed seats, each of which comprises a seat part and a backrest, wherein each of the one or more fixed seats is fixedly secured on the supporting frame;
a further seat, which is movable in a transverse direction relative to the supporting frame and has a seat part and a backrest; and
a folding device, by which the seat part of the further seat is connected to the supporting frame, wherein the folding device is configured to move the seat part of the further seat to and between a first position, in which the seat part of the further seat is in a first plane, and a second position, in which the seat part of the further seat is in a second plane, to change a width of a corresponding one of the one or more passenger seat groups on which the folding device is installed, the change in the width being in relation to the seat legs of the supporting frame;
wherein the first plane is above the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,988,257

AIRCRAFT-RETRIEVAL SYSTEM

Hood Technology Corporati...

8. A fixed-wing aircraft retrieval system comprising:a retrieval assembly comprising:
a base configured to be removably attached to a rotorcraft;
a drum attached to and rotatable relative to the base;
a motor operatively connected to the drum to rotate the drum; and
multiple landing gear attached to the base;
a flexible capture member having one end attachable to the drum and an opposing free end; and
a tensioning object attachable to the free end of the flexible capture member.

US Pat. No. 10,988,255

MULTI-ROTOR AIRCRAFT WITH MULTI-AXIS MISALIGNMENT LAYOUT

Shanghai Autoflight Co., ...

1. A multi-rotor aircraft with a multi-axis misalignment layout comprising:a frame including a plurality of reinforcing arms, and a plurality of connecting arms;a plurality of upper power sources, and;a plurality of lower power sources;a plurality of upper propellers, which are provided at intervals and are connected above a highest point of the frame through the plurality of upper power sources; and
a plurality of lower propellers, which are provided at intervals and are connected below a lowest point of the frame through the plurality of lower power sources;
wherein a vertical projection direction of the frame, the plurality of upper propellers and the plurality of lower propellers are staggered;
wherein each of said connecting arms has a first end and second end, the second end of each said connecting arms is connected to at least one reinforcing arm;
wherein the first end and second end of each connecting arm is at a different height from each other;
wherein the plurality of upper propellers and the plurality of lower propellers are horizontally staggered.

US Pat. No. 10,988,251

ON-BOARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

1. An emergency response system for an airborne manned aerial vehicle (MAV), comprising;an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a physical connection and a wireless connection with the manned aerial vehicle, and also having a wireless communication connection to an air traffic control center;
a manual and an automatic UAV launch trigger connected to a plurality of sensors enabled to detect an emergency situation in the MAV;
wherein upon detection of the emergency situation by any one of an occupant of the MAV and the sensors, the manual launch trigger is configured to be initiated manually by the occupant and upon at least one of the sensors sensing the emergency situation, the automatic launch trigger is configured to be initiated automatically and once the UAV is launched it communicates at least location and flight conditions to the air traffic control center,
wherein the UAV is automatically launched from the MAV when the sensors detect the emergency situations including a cockpit door tampering or breach, pilot error, and technical and mechanical failures of the MAV.

US Pat. No. 10,988,249

TILTING MECHANISM WITH TELESCOPING ACTUATOR

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A system, comprising:a pylon; and
a tiltrotor that has a range of motion between a forward flight position and a hovering position, wherein:
the pylon and the tiltrotor are coupled via a telescoping actuator, a rigid bottom bar, and a fixed hinge that is attached between the rigid bottom bar and the tiltrotor;
moving the tiltrotor from the forward flight position to the hovering position includes extending the telescoping actuator so that the tilt rotor rotates about the fixed hinge;
the tiltrotor includes one or more propeller blades; and
there is a lateral distance in a range of 0.5-1 ft., inclusive, between a plane associated with the one or more propeller blades when the tiltrotor is in the forward flight position and an axis of rotation of the propeller blades when the tiltrotor is in the hovering position.

US Pat. No. 10,988,247

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE AND PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

UVIONIX AEROSPACE CORPORA...

1. A propulsion system for a vehicle, comprising:a first motor having a first rotor;
a second motor having a second rotor;
a propeller having at least one blade, the propeller being operatively connected to the first rotor of the first motor and rotationally driven by the first motor; and
a pitch control device between the first rotor of the first motor and the second rotor of the second motor, the pitch control device being configured to translate a relative position of the first rotor with respect to the second rotor into a blade pitch of the at least one blade of the propeller;
wherein the relative position of the first rotor with respect to the second rotor is variable by increasing or decreasing an angular velocity of one the first motor and the second motor with respect to the other of the first motor and the second motor;
wherein the propeller is hingedly connected to the first rotor to allow for the blade pitch of the at least one blade to be varied;
wherein the pitch control device includes a propeller holder module connected to the at least one blade and a linkage arm connected to the second rotor; and
wherein the propeller holder module has an angled engagement surface that interfaces with the linkage arm.

US Pat. No. 10,988,242

ROTOR ASSEMBLY AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A rotor assembly comprising:a motor including a stator and a rotator rotatable with respect to the stator;
a propeller; and
a connection assembly including a locking member provided between the propeller and the rotator, the locking member being configured to rotate with respect to the rotator and the propeller to cause a circular movement of the locking member to lock the propeller to the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,988,238

FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACE ASSEMBLY

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A flight control surface assembly for mounting to a main wing of an aircraft and comprising:a plurality of flight control surfaces each having two opposite lateral edges, wherein the flight control surfaces are arranged side by side, such that, for each two adjacent ones of the flight control surfaces, one of the lateral edges of one of respective two adjacent flight control surfaces faces one of the lateral edges of the other of the respective two adjacent flight control surfaces and the two respective adjacent flight control surfaces are separated by a gap;
a connection assembly for movably connecting the plurality of flight control surfaces to a main wing of an aircraft, such that the flight control surfaces are selectively movable in a predetermined synchronous movement between a retracted position and an extended position;
a drive arrangement operatively coupled to the connection assembly and operable to effect the predetermined synchronous movement of the flight control surfaces between the retracted position and the extended position; and
a control unit connected to the drive arrangement and configured to control operation of the drive arrangement;
the flight control surface assembly further comprising for each of the gaps a separate pair of electrical components comprising a first electrical component fixedly mounted to one of the flight control surfaces separated by a respective gap and a second electrical component fixedly mounted to the other one of the flight control surfaces separated by the respective gap, wherein the first and second electrical components of each pair are configured to wirelessly transfer electrical energy over the gap from the first electrical component to the second electrical component, wherein the amount of electrical energy transferred depends on a relative arrangement between the first electrical component and the second electrical component;
the flight control surface assembly further comprising at least one detection circuit, wherein each of the pairs is included in an associated one of the at least one detection circuit and each of the at least one detection circuit includes one or more of the pairs;
wherein each of the at least one detection circuit is electrically connected to a first terminal and a second terminal of the control unit, and the control unit is configured to feed electrical energy to the detection circuit using the first terminal such that electrical energy is then wirelessly transferred between the first and second electrical components of each of the pairs included in a respective detection circuit;
wherein the control unit is configured to measure, for each of the at least one detection circuit and upon feeding electrical energy to the respective detection circuit, a value of an electrical parameter which depends on the relative arrangement between the first electrical component and the second electrical component of each of the pairs included in the respective detection circuit; and
wherein the pairs of electrical components are arranged such that, for each detection circuit, during the predetermined synchronous movement of the flight control surfaces the measured value of the electrical parameter is in a predetermined range limited at one end by a threshold, and the control unit is configured to determine whether the measured value of the electrical parameter is outside the predetermined range beyond the threshold during operation of the drive arrangement and to control the drive arrangement to stop movement of the flight control surfaces when the measured value of the electrical parameter is outside the predetermined range beyond the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,988,232

MODULAR AIRCRAFT

AERALIS LTD., Stowmarket...

1. An aircraft comprising:a fuselage body having a centre-line, the fuselage body extending longitudinally from a nose end to a tail end and the fuselage body comprising a primary support structure for transferring forces along a longitudinal extent of the aircraft;
a single propulsion system comprising at least one engine; and
mounting means comprising mounting brackets to removably suspend the propulsion system externally from the fuselage body,
wherein the propulsion system comprises an aerodynamic housing, and in which the propulsion system is suspendable from the fuselage in order to mount the aerodynamic housing from the fuselage body and, in which, the propulsion system is mounted external of the fuselage body and along the centre-line of the fuselage body, and
in which the mounting brackets are provided on one of the at least one engine located within the aerodynamic housing, and
wherein the propulsion system is secured to the fuselage body directly by the at least one engine and the aerodynamic housing is not directly secured to the fuselage body.

US Pat. No. 10,988,226

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING AIRSHIPS

LTA Research and Explorat...

1. An airship structure, comprising:a plurality of mainframes, wherein each of the plurality of mainframes comprises a plurality of interconnected pyramid structures, the plurality of interconnected pyramid structures comprising a first pyramid structure and a second pyramid structure, the first pyramid structure being adjacent to the second pyramid structure, wherein the first pyramid structure of the plurality of interconnected pyramid structures comprises:
an apex joint having slots configured for receiving connectors, wherein the slots of the apex joint comprise four apex-to-base slots;
four base joints, each having slots configured for receiving connectors, wherein the slots of each of the base joints comprise a base-to-apex slot and two base-to-base slots, wherein a first base joint and a second base joint of the four base joints of the first pyramid structure are base joints of the adjacent second pyramid structure, wherein the first base joint further comprises an additional slot configured to be connected to a geodesic joint of a geodesic structure;
a plurality of first connectors, wherein each of the first connectors connects the apex joint to one of the four base joints using one of the apex-to-base slots of the apex joint and the base-to-apex slot of that base joint; and
a plurality of second connectors, wherein each of the second connectors connects two of the four base joints using one of the base-to-base slots of each of the two base joints connected by that second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,988,189

EXTENDABLE TRAILER FOR FREIGHT CONTAINERS

1. A trailer for transporting a container, comprising: a frame having a rear frame section and a front frame section connected to and disposed forward of the rear frame section in a forward direction of travel of the trailer, the front frame section having support beams spaced apart on opposite sides of the front frame section, and extension beams spaced apart on opposite sides of the front frame section and extending between a forward-most end of the front frame section and the support beams, each extension beam being displaceably mounted to a corresponding support beam and being moveable relative to the corresponding support beam in a direction parallel to the forward direction of travel, the forward-most end of the front frame section being moveable relative to the rear frame section in the direction parallel to the forward direction of travel to extend and shorten a length of the front frame section.

US Pat. No. 10,988,163

POWER-ASSISTED STEERING MECHANISM OF ELECTRIC PALLET TRUCK

HANGCHA GROUP CO., LTD., ...

1. A power-assisted steering mechanism applicable to an electric pallet truck, comprising:an operating mechanism;
a power assistor assembly;
a driving mechanism; and
a mounting bracket; wherein
the operating mechanism comprises a handle and a handle seat, a lower end of the handle is connected to an upper end of the handle seat;
the power assistor assembly comprises a power assist mechanism and a controller, and the power assist mechanism is electrically connected to the controller; an upper end of the power assist mechanism is provided with an input shaft, a lower end of the power assist mechanism is provided with an output shaft, and an upper end of the input shaft arranged at the upper end of the power assist mechanism is drivably connected to a lower end of the handle seat;
the mounting bracket comprises a mounting plate and a mounting seat, the mounting plate is fixed to an upper end of the mounting seat, the mounting seat is fixedly connected to a vehicle body, and an outer casing of the power assist mechanism of the power assistor assembly is fixedly connected to the mounting plate;
the driving mechanism comprises a drive connecting shaft, a reduction gearbox, a driving wheel and a driving motor, the drive connecting shaft is rollingly connected to the mounting seat, an upper end of the drive connecting shaft is drivably connected to a lower end of the output shaft of the power assist mechanism, and a lower end of the drive connecting shaft is fixedly connected to an upper end of a housing of the reduction gear box;
a housing of the driving motor is fixedly connected to the housing of the reduction gearbox; an output shaft of the driving motor is drivably connected to an input shaft of the reduction gearbox, and an output shaft of the reduction gearbox is drivably connected to the driving wheel to further drive the driving wheel to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,988,161

STEERING INPUT SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

1. A steering input system for a vehicle, the system comprising:a steering input device configured to provide a steering action input for the vehicle,
an actuator assembly comprising a set of actuators comprising a tilt actuator, a first positioning actuator, and a second positioning actuator, wherein the tilt actuator is coupled to the steering input device to provide a tilt motion for the steering input device about a generally horizontal rotation axis, wherein
the first positioning actuator is coupled to the steering input device via a first linkage arm and is configured to provide a rotating motion for the steering input device about a first rotation axis, and
the second positioning actuator is coupled to the steering input device via a second linkage arm and is configured to provide a rotating motion for the steering input device about a second rotation axis spatially separated from the first rotation axis, wherein
the first positioning actuator and the second positioning actuator are configured to translate the steering input device from a drive position to a retracted position by a combined actuation action.

US Pat. No. 10,988,160

CONTROLLER FOR ACTUATOR AND STEERING DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A controller for an actuator, comprising:a motor control unit configured to control rotation of a motor which is a drive source of an actuator;
a pulse detecting unit configured to detect a pulse signal which is output from a pulse sensor disposed in the actuator and is synchronized with the rotation of the motor;
a lock detecting unit configured to detect a lock state of the motor based on a change of the pulse signal; and
an abnormality detecting unit configured to detect an abnormality of the actuator, wherein the abnormality detecting unit determines that an abnormality of the actuator is detected when the lock state of the motor in a first rotation direction is detected and then the lock state of the motor in a second rotation direction is detected, and it is determined that an operating position of the actuator does not change between a first lock position at which the lock state of the motor in the first rotation direction is detected and a second lock position at which the lock state of the motor in the second rotation direction is detected, wherein
the motor is a DC motor with a brush; and
the abnormality detecting unit determines that an abnormality is a ground fault or a short-circuit fault which occurs in a power supply line of the motor when the lock state of the motor in the first rotation direction is detected continuously a plurality of times before the abnormality of the actuator is detected and the operating position of the actuator at which the lock state of the motor in the first rotation direction is detected gradually approaches the operating position of the actuator at which the abnormality is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,988,157

RACK FOR HOLDING OR SECURING BOTTLES ADAPTABLE TO A SHOPPING CART AND A SHOPPING CART CONTAINING THE SAME

CFS Inventions, LLC, Wyc...

1. A rack for holding or securing bottles adaptable to a shopping cart comprising a plurality of receiving spaces and a means for fastening to or locking engagement to the shopping cart, wherein the receiving spaces are adapted to engage or restrain the bottles at the neck or body of the bottles.

US Pat. No. 10,988,147

INDEPENDENT WHEEL DRIVE DEVICE AND VEHICLE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

12. An independent wheel drive device comprising:a planetary gear device comprising:
an internal gear,
a planetary gear engaging with the internal gear,
a sun gear positioned at the center of the internal gear and engaging with the planetary gear,
a planetary carrier rotatably supporting the planetary gear in a state in which the planetary gear engages with the internal gear and the sun gear,
a bearing inner cylinder containing the internal gear on an inner circumferential side of the bearing inner cylinder,
a bearing coaxially fitting onto the outer circumference of the bearing inner cylinder,
an output shaft outer cylinder coaxially fitting on the outer circumference of the bearing, and
an output shaft end plate to transmit a rotation of the planetary carrier to the output shaft outer cylinder,
wherein the sun gear is an input shaft and the output shaft outer cylinder is an output shaft;
a wheel fitted onto the outer circumference of the output shaft outer cylinder so as to prevent relative rotation;
a support frame fixedly supporting an axial direction end portion of the bearing inner cylinder on an axial direction side of the planetary gear device, and to support a vehicle body via a suspension system;
a drive motor fixed to the support frame coaxially with the planetary gear device, the rotation shaft of the drive motor coupled to the sun gear, on the side of the support frame opposite to the bearing inner cylinder, and
a seal member between the planetary carrier and the bearing inner cylinder on the side of the planetary gear device opposite to the support frame.

US Pat. No. 10,988,143

USING CLOUD-BASED TRAFFIC POLICIES TO ALLEVIATE ISSUES WITH CROSS GEOGRAPHIC TRAFFIC IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

International Business Ma...

1. A processor-implemented method for incorporating a plurality of cloud-based policies to utilize an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, by the processor, a location for the autonomous vehicle from a global positioning system;
determining a rule area in which the autonomous vehicle is located, wherein the rule area is a geographic region within a municipality based on the received location;
identifying a traffic rule set associated with the determined rule area, wherein the traffic rule set is a plurality of legal traffic parameters for the determined rule area, and wherein the traffic rule set comprises regional traffic rules, speed limits, and rules regarding autonomous vehicle use;
in response to determining that the identified traffic rule set is not available for the determined rule area;
transmitting, to a user device, a manual mode alert to a user in a driver's seat of the autonomous vehicle; and
enabling a manual mode in the autonomous vehicle;
in response to determining that the identified traffic rule set is available for the determined rule area:
downloading the identified traffic rule set and an available rule set for each rule area surrounding the determined rule area; and
applying the downloaded traffic rule set to a knowledge base in the autonomous vehicle based on a hierarchical priority ranking of traffic laws; and
in response to determining the autonomous vehicle has entered a rule area surrounding the determined rule area, applying the available rule set downloaded for the surrounding rule area.

US Pat. No. 10,988,130

MODEL-PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF A POWERTRAIN SYSTEM USING PREVIEW INFORMATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for controlling multiple continuous actuators of one or more prime movers in a powertrain system, the method comprising:receiving, via a controller, a set of preview information from at least one sensor, the set of preview information describing a required future dynamic state of the powertrain system at a future time point;
providing control inputs for the multiple continuous actuators to the controller inclusive of the set of preview information, wherein the controller includes a dynamical predictive model of the powertrain system, and wherein the required future dynamic state collectively describes a future torque or speed output state of the powertrain system at the future time point;
processing the control inputs via the dynamical predictive model, in real time, to determine a set of possible control solutions to implement at a present time point in order to achieve the future torque or speed output state at the future time point;
using a cost function logic block of the controller to identify, from among the set of possible control solutions, a lowest opportunity cost control solution based on predetermined cost criteria;
processing the lowest opportunity cost control solution through a real-time optimization logic block of the controller to determine an optimized solution; and
executing the optimized solution at the present time point via the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,988,129

OPERATING PORTION CONTROL DEVICE, VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM, AND OPERATING PORTION CONTROL METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An operating portion control device comprisinga memory and
a processor connected to the memory, the processor being configured to:
acquire operation amount information of a first operating portion that operates a vehicle;
send first signals representing the operation amount information of the first operating portion, and receive second signals representing operation amount information of a second operating portion that operates the vehicle, the second operating portion being different from the first operating portion;
switch between a state of sending the first signals and a state of receiving the second signals; and,
on the basis of the second signals received in the state of receiving, actuate the first operating portion in accordance with an operation amount of the second operating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,988,111

USER IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING LEVER-TYPE DOOR GRIP PATTERN RECOGNITION

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A user identification method using recognition of a grip pattern of a lever-type door, comprising:sensing, by a controller, a grip pattern using a sensing module;
identifying, by the controller, a user profile that corresponds to the grip pattern;
activating, by the controller, a user-customization module in response to the identified user profile; and
activating, by the controller, the sensing module disposed in a lever of a vehicle door when a smart-key is detected,
wherein the grip pattern includes a grip image pattern,
wherein the lever-type door is a vehicle door and the lever is an exterior handle mounted on the vehicle door, and
wherein the grip image pattern includes a 3-dimensional (3D) image that represents gripping the exterior handle.

US Pat. No. 10,988,101

VEHICLE SIDE AIRBAG DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle side airbag device that is stored inside a seatback of a vehicle seat, the vehicle side airbag device comprisingan airbag that inflates and deploys between a seated occupant and a side door, an interior of the airbag being partitioned into a plurality of chambers including a high-pressure chamber, and the high-pressure chamber inflating and deploying so as to vertically straddle a door beltline as seen in vehicle lateral view and so as to restrain a shoulder region; and
an inflator; wherein
the interior of the airbag is partitioned into a front chamber and a rear chamber by a front-rear dividing tether, the rear chamber being the high-pressure chamber,
the inflator is inside the high-pressure chamber,
a communication hole connects the rear chamber with the front chamber at the front-rear dividing tether, and
the airbag has an increased thickness toward an outer side in a vehicle width direction at a position at which the airbag restrains the shoulder region such that the airbag is asymmetrical in the vehicle width direction at the shoulder region, the shoulder region being further toward a top of the vehicle than the door beltline.

US Pat. No. 10,988,098

AIR BAG MOUNTING INTERIOR TRIM AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. An air bag mounting interior trim comprising:a retainer having mounted thereto a case housing an air bag, the retainer having a first wall portion disposed at a deployment side with respect to the air bag; and
a panel having a second wall portion disposed so as to be opposed to the first wall portion of the retainer, at the deployment side of the air bag with respect to the first wall portion, the panel configured to be welded to the retainer, wherein
the first wall portion and the second wall portion each have an inclined face inclined with respect to a pressurizing direction in which the retainer and the panel are moved relative to each other at a time of assembly thereof for welding,
the retainer has a first rib protruding along the pressurizing direction from the inclined face of the first wall portion toward the panel,
the panel has a second rib configured to be welded to the first rib, the second rib protruding along the pressurizing direction from the inclined face of the second wall portion toward the retainer, and
the first rib and the second rib respectively have a same width and weld end faces, the weld end faces of the first and second ribs face each other, are parallel to each other and extend orthogonally relative to the pressurizing direction; and the weld end faces of the first and second ribs have matching contact surface areas and are welded together without one of the weld end faces surrounding another of the weld end faces.

US Pat. No. 10,988,097

RETRACTABLE PEDAL ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

6. A pedal assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a hollow cylindrical housing comprising a recessed area on an interior surface of the housing and an opening through the housing opposite to the recessed area;
at least one pedal comprising a pedal arm, a pedal interface, an alignment member comprising a tab configured to move and engage within the recessed area of the housing, at least one retention member, and a stowing member, the stowing member enclosed within the housing and the pedal arm extending through the opening in the housing;
a retaining member operably and removably coupled to the at least one pedal; and
an actuator enclosed within the housing and operably coupled to the at least one pedal, the actuator configured to selectively move the at least one pedal between a deployed position with respect to the housing and a stowed position with respect to the housing, the actuator being configured to actuate the at least one pedal to the deployed position in response to a deploy command from a controller and to actuate the at least one pedal to the stowed position in response to a stow command from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,988,093

VEHICULAR STATIC ELIMINATING DEVICE AND VEHICLE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A vehicular static eliminating device (i) provided in a vehicle on which positive static electric charges accumulate and (ii) configured to eliminate static electricity from a static elimination target spot in the vehicle, the static elimination target spot being predetermined and positively charged, or to negatively charge the static elimination target spot,said vehicular static eliminating device comprising:
a negative ion generating section; and
a guide device configured to guide negative ions generated by the negative ion generating section, and release the negative ions from an emission port to the static elimination target spot,
the guide device including:
a guide member defining a passage through which to guide the negative ions, the guide member being made of a resin which is negatively charged in a triboelectric series; and
a tip-shaped part configured to discharge, by corona discharge, negative electric charges, which have accumulated on the guide member, to the static elimination target spot, the tip-shaped part being provided in a part defining the emission port and in proximity to the static elimination target spot.

US Pat. No. 10,988,085

MOTOR VEHICLE

Audi AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A motor vehicle, comprising:at least two seats; and
a storage compartment located in a footwell in front of one of the at least two seats, wherein the storage compartment comprises:
a compartment base;
a front wall;
a rear wall; and
at least two side walls,
wherein at least one side wall of the at least two side walls is moveable in a lowered position for laterally opening the storage compartment, and
wherein the at least one side wall of the at least two side walls is moveable in a raised position for laterally closing the storage compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,988,082

HOUSING FOR A REAR VIEW ELEMENT OF A REAR VIEW DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

1. A housing for a rear view element of a rear view device for a vehicle, comprising:a scalp portion forming an outermost surface of the housing comprising a first joint section at a first circumferential edge extending at least partially around an opening of the scalp portion; and
a bezel portion comprising a second joint section at a second circumferential edge extending at least partially around the bezel portion, wherein the first joint section of the scalp portion and the second joint section of the bezel portion are connectable to each other at a separation edge,
wherein the first joint section and the second joint section are connectable to each other by a clamping connection,
the first joint section comprises at least one clamp and the second joint section comprises at least one protrusion or vice versa,
the clamp is adapted to at least partly overlap the protrusion to obtain a flush surface at the separation edge, which is located at least partly at an inside panel of the bezel portion,
wherein the separation edge is located between the first rim and the inside panel of the bezel portion,
wherein at least one of the first joint section comprises at least a continuous clamp extending along the first circumferential edge in its entirety, and the second joint section comprises at least a continuous protrusion extending along the second circumferential edge in its entirety, and
wherein the clamp is adapted to at least partly overlap the protrusion to obtain a flush surface at the separation edge, and the clamp is curved at approximately 180° to hold the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,988,080

LIGHT GUIDE PLATE INTEGRATED TRIM PANEL FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of manufacturing a trim panel for a vehicle which manufactures the trim panel comprising a light guide plate configured to evenly diffuse light emitted from a light source and a base attached to one side surface of the light guide plate, and mounted to a vehicle interior, the method of manufacturing the light guide plate integrated trim panel for the vehicle comprising:seating the light guide plate on the bottom surface of an upper mold;
closing a lower mold which ascends a first lower mold and a second lower mold installed to be movable upward and downward below the upper mold;
first injecting which forms a part of the base on the circumference of the light guide plate by injecting molten resin between the upper mold and the first lower mold;
opening the second lower mold which descends the second lower mold so that the second lower mold contacting the bottom surface of the light guide plate is spaced apart from the bottom surface of the light guide plate; and
second injecting which injects the molten resin between the light guide plate and the second lower mold.

US Pat. No. 10,988,077

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING SURROUNDING CONDITIONS OF MOVING BODY

PIONEER CORPORATION, Kaw...

1. A system for detecting an object located around a vehicle, the system comprising:a plurality of illumination devices in a cabin of the vehicle;
a detector comprising a camera at a front portion of the vehicle, wherein the detector detects at least a rear lamp of a forward vehicle positioned in frontward of the vehicle; and
a controller controlling a state of the plurality of illumination devices in accordance with the detecting result of the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,988,072

LASHING HOOK, LASHING DEVICE, AND LASHING METHOD

AVIELAN CORPORATION, Owa...

9. A method for lashing a lashing target using a lashing device comprising a lashing hook including a hook portion hooked to a fixing member of a lashing target and a body portion integrated with said hook portion, whereinsaid body portion comprises a connection portion for connecting a belt equivalent for transmitting tension, and
said hook portion comprises:
a base portion connected to said body portion; and
a curved portion existing between said base portion and a tip portion, wherein
said curved portion has an outer shape having an opening between said base portion and said tip portion and having a space for accommodating said fixing member inside said opening, and wherein
when a direction in which said body portion and the vicinity of said base portion have a thickness is a Z direction, said curved portion has a bend in a Z direction so as not to overlap the z directional position of said tip portion and the Z directional position of said base portion, further comprising:
a belt equivalent connected to the body portion of said lashing hook on one side;
a fixing hook connected to the other side of said belt equivalent; and
a tension generating device for applying tension to said belt equivalent between said lashing hook and said fixing hook, the method comprising:
hooking said lashing hook to a fixing member provided on said lashing target from below;
hooking said fixing hook to an immovable member installed in a region where the position of the lashing target is fixed at; and
operating the tension generating device so that tension is applied to the belt equivalent after the hooking of the lashing hook and the hooking of the fixing hook are completed.

US Pat. No. 10,988,070

FRUNK AND TRUNK STORAGE BAGGAGE RETENTION AND REMAINDER

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A baggage storage and retention system, comprising:a first vehicle seat of a vehicle receiving a first passenger in the vehicle;
a second vehicle seat of the vehicle receiving a second passenger in the vehicle;
each of the first and second vehicle seats having a seatbelt assembly generating a seatbelt locked signal when one of the first or second passengers seated in one of the first or second vehicle seats closes the seatbelt assembly defining a seatbelt closed condition;
a vehicle storage compartment having multiple strap assemblies, a first one of the strap assemblies generating a first strap locked signal when a first baggage item of the first passenger is placed in the vehicle storage compartment, engaged with the first baggage item and closed defining a strap assembly closed condition; and
a passenger and baggage identification system receiving the seatbelt locked signal and the first strap locked signal and linking the first passenger to the first seat and the first baggage item to the first passenger.

US Pat. No. 10,988,048

CHARGING METHOD FOR STABLY CHARGING BATTERY AND EXTENDING POWER SUPPLY PERIOD FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

DAR YUN ENERGY SCIENCE TE...

1. A charging method for stably charging battery and extending power supply period for an electric vehicle, the method comprising:(1) calculating a required voltage for a driving motor of an electric vehicle;
(2) providing a first battery group, wherein the first battery group comprises at least two or more than two first batteries that are electrically connected with each other and each of the first batteries has a first internal resistance;
(3) separately providing at least one second battery, wherein the second battery is electrically connectable with the first battery group, a voltage of the second battery being equal to a voltage of the first batteries, and the second battery has a second internal resistance;
(4) electrically connecting each of the first batteries that has an internal resistance difference between the first internal resistance thereof and the second internal resistance smaller than or equal to 1.5? to the second battery so as to have a total voltage of the first battery group in electrical connection with the second battery equal to the required voltage for the driving motor of the electric vehicle;
(5) charging the first battery group and the second battery, with a voltage value that is 75%-95% of an average voltage of the first battery group being set as a charging termination point and a voltage value of 75%-95% of a voltage of the second battery being set as a charging termination point;
wherein during charging, charging to the first battery group is constrained in a voltage range that is 75%-95% of an average thereof and charging to the second battery is constrained in a voltage range that is 75%-95% of a voltage thereof, so that the first battery group and the second battery are stably charged and thermal energy generated during charging is reduced, and during discharging, a battery capacity of the second battery provides replenishment for a battery capacity of the first battery group to thereby enhance discharging performance of the first battery group.

US Pat. No. 10,988,035

VARYING QUANTITIES OF MOTOR POLES FOR NOISE REDUCTION

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. An alternating current (AC) type electric propulsion system, comprising:a first AC generator having a first quantity of generator pole pairs and a first rotor that spins at a first generator speed;
a first plurality of propulsors electrically coupled to the first AC generator, wherein each propulsor of the first plurality of propulsors comprises a first motor that drives a first fan of the propulsor and has a first quantity of motor pole pairs;
a second AC generator having a second quantity of generator pole pairs and a second rotor that spins at a second generator speed; and
a second plurality of propulsors electrically coupled to the second AC generator, wherein each propulsor of the second plurality of propulsors comprises a second motor that drives a second fan of the second propulsor and has a second quantity of motor pole pairs,
wherein the first AC generator and the first motor are configured to drive the first fan at a first fan speed controlled by a first ratio of the first quantity of generator pole pairs to the first quantity of motor pole pairs,
wherein the second AC generator and the second motor are configured to drive the second fan at a second fan speed, different than the first fan speed, controlled by a second ratio of the second quantity of generator pole pairs to the second quantity of motor pole pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,988,025

ENERGY STORAGE ROBOT

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. An energy storage robot configured to be used to power electric underground equipment, the energy storage robot comprising:a propulsion system being arranged to move the energy storage robot;
an energy storage unit, which is connectable to the electric underground equipment for powering the electric underground equipment; and
a control unit being connected to the propulsion system and the energy storage unit, the control unit communicating a level of energy of the energy storage unit to a coordinating module or another energy storage robot; and
a main body, wherein the propulsion system, the energy storage unit, and the control unit are attached to the main body;
wherein the energy storage robot attaches the main body to the electric underground equipment when the energy storage unit is powering the electric underground equipment so that the main body forms a fixed part of the electric underground equipment and moves with the electric underground equipment as the electric underground equipment manoeuvres during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,988,021

IN-WHEEL MOTOR POWERTRAIN

HYUNDAI TRANSYS INCORPORA...

1. An in-wheel motor powertrain comprising:an input gear directly connected to a motor;
an output gear disposed in parallel to the input gear;
at least one intermediate gear including a first gear and a second gear integrally and concentrically coupled to the first gear, the first gear being meshed with the input gear, and the second gear being meshed with the output gear having a pitch circle diameter different from that of the first gear; and
a planetary reduction mechanism including three rotating elements,
wherein one of the three rotating elements is concentrically connected to the output gear and another of the three rotating elements is connected to a wheel hub.

US Pat. No. 10,988,020

DRIVE TRAIN MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A CLUTCH WHICH COMPRISES A PRESSURE EQUALIZATION DEVICE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A drivetrain module for a motor vehicle, comprising:a clutch with an input area and with an output area, a mutual rotational driving of the input area and output area is influenceable by an action of the clutch, the clutch comprises:
a clutch housing with a clutch space formed therein that is closed so as to be substantially tight against fluid relative to a surrounding area of the clutch space;
wherein the input area and the output area are at least partially arranged in the clutch space, wherein the clutch space is at least partially filled with a fluid or with a paste; and
a pressure compensation device configured to compensate a pressure difference acting between the clutch space and the surrounding area thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,988,018

TRANSMISSION ARRANGEMENT FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE, DRIVE ARRANGEMENT, METHOD FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF, AND HYBRID VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. Transmission arrangement for a hybrid vehicle, in which a connection for an internal combustion engine, a connection for an electric machine, and a transmission part are arranged in a manner able to be coupled to each other, wherein:the transmission part comprises exactly two clutches comprising a first clutch and a second clutch, exactly two brakes comprising a first brake and a second brake, as well as a Ravigneaux planetary gear set, wherein the Ravigneaux planetary gear set is composed of precisely one ring gear, a first and a second sun gear, a first and a second planetary gear set, and a planet gear carrier, on which the two planetary gear sets are rotatably mounted,
the connection for an internal combustion engine can be coupled via the first clutch to the first sun gear and via the second clutch to the planet gear carrier,
the connection for an electric machine is mechanically coupled to the first sun gear and can be coupled via the first clutch to the connection for the internal combustion engine,
the first brake is designed for the detachable engagement of the planet gear carrier,
the second brake is designed for the detachable engagement of the second sun gear,
the ring gear is coupled to a spur and bevel gear transmission, which forms a power takeoff of the transmission arrangement, and
wherein the first clutch, the second clutch, the first brake, and the second brake are all arranged in a common transmission range.

US Pat. No. 10,988,015

MULTI-POSITION MOUNT SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A multi-position mount system for a powertrain component, comprising:a mount assembly comprising a mount housing, the mount housing having a first mount edge defining a rectangular mount opening, the first mount edge comprising a plurality of mount notch openings;
a sleeve insert comprising an insert body having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side such that that the insert body forms a rectangle, the insert body having an insert edge and an exterior edge spaced apart from the insert edge, the exterior edge comprising a plurality of insert tabs extending from the exterior edge, the insert edge defining a rectangular insert opening, the first insert edge comprising a plurality of insert notch openings; and
a damping assembly comprising a damper body, the damper body having an exterior edge comprising a plurality of alignment tabs;
wherein the sleeve insert interfaces with the mount opening such that the plurality of insert tabs interface with the plurality of mount notch openings, the sleeve insert is rotatable within the mount opening, the damping assembly interfaces with the insert opening such that the plurality of alignment tabs interface with the plurality of insert notch openings, and a center of the insert opening is spaced apart from a center of the mount opening.

US Pat. No. 10,988,000

REGISTER

HOWA PLASTICS CO., LTD., ...

1. A register comprising:a bezel formed with an air blow outlet longer in a longitudinal direction;
a retainer upstream of the air blow outlet, the retainer having a cylindrical shape and directing an air conditioning air flow in an air blowing direction toward the air blow outlet; and
a movable fin provided inside the air blow outlet,
wherein the movable fin includes:
an annular fin portion having an annular shape with a through hole formed so as to open toward the air blowing direction and extend in the longitudinal direction of the air blow outlet; and
a shaft portion provided at an outer peripheral portion of the annular fin portion and turnably supporting the annular fin portion,
wherein the bezel is attached to an opening of the retainer on a downstream side of the retainer,
wherein the bezel includes inner peripheral surfaces facing each other in a vertical direction of the air blow outlet, at least two of the inner peripheral surfaces are inclined in a converging direction toward the annular fin portion and toward the air blowing direction,
wherein the bezel includes outer peripheral surfaces formed continuously with downstream side ends of the inner peripheral surfaces, the outer peripheral surfaces are inclined away from the annular fin portion downstream of the inner peripheral surfaces and away from the air blowing direction, and
the air blow outlet is formed continuously with downstream side ends of the outer peripheral surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,987,986

SUSPENSION DEVICE

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

1. A suspension device for a steering vehicle having a plurality of arms that retain a wheel, comprising:a retention member that rotatably retains the wheel;
an actuator that steers the wheel;
a tie rod that is connected to the actuator and driven back and forth by the actuator;
a bracket that is rotated by the tie rod; and
a lower arm attached to the bracket,
wherein
the bracket is rotatable between the retention member and the lower arm,
the tie rod is attached to a first end portion of the bracket at a first attaching point,
the lower arm is attached to a second end portion of the bracket at a third attaching point,
the retention member is attached to the bracket between the first end portion and the second end portion at a second attaching point, and
the first attaching point, the second attaching point, and the third attaching point are lined up along a substantially vertical direction of the steering vehicle and spaced away from one another at predetermined intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,987,985

LOAD LEVELLING DEVICE FOR TOWED VEHICLE COUPLINGS

Lovells Springs Pty Ltd, ...

1. A load levelling device for adjusting the pitch of a first towing vehicle relative to a ground surface when the first towed vehicle is coupled to a second towed vehicle, the load levelling device comprising:a towing pillar having a longitudinal axis;
a towing tongue adapted for attachment to the first towing vehicle and mounted on the towing pillar for sliding engagement therewith;
a clutch housing radially supported on the towing pillar beneath the towing tongue for sliding engagement with the towing pillar, the clutch housing including a blade recess in a lateral portion thereof, the blade recess extending orthogonally to the longitudinal axis of the towing pillar;
a tensioning blade having a leading end and a trailing end, the leading end adapted for being removably securable in the blade recess of the clutch housing and the trailing end being adapted for attachment to the second towed vehicle;
and a user operational force application device for selectively applying a vertical force to the trailing end of the tensioning blade, whereby an upwardly applied force on the trailing end of the tensioning blade imparts a counter-clockwise moment to the tensioning blade, which counter-clockwise moment is transmitted through the clutch housing, the towing pillar and the towing tongue, so as to level the pitch of a first towing vehicle to which the load levelling device is attached, relative to the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,987,983

DAMPENING SAFETY DEVICE ABLE TO ATTACH TO A SOFT TOWLINE AND METHODS FOR USE

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A method of protecting against spring-back of towing hardware when using a tow line, comprising:connecting the tow line to a vehicle to be towed;
connecting at least one dampener to the tow line, wherein the at least one dampener comprises
a receptacle;
an opening in the receptacle which is selectively openable and closeable, wherein the opening allows weighted material to be selectively added to an inside of the receptacle during use and removal of the weighted material when not in use;
a first connector configured for reversible connection with the tow line;
a second connector configured for reversible connection with the towing hardware;
a first line extending from a first end of the receptacle to the first connector; and
a second line extending from a second end of the receptacle to the second connector,
wherein said step of connecting the at least one dampener to the tow line is performed with the first connector;
filling the receptacle with weighted material sufficient to dampen springback of the towline,
connecting the at least one dampener to the towing hardware on the vehicle to be towed or towing hardware on a towing vehicle at an end of the tow line, wherein said step of connecting the at least one dampener to either the towing hardware on the vehicle to be towed or the towing hardware on the towing vehicle is performed with the second connector; and
towing the vehicle to be towed with the towing vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,987,976

PNEUMATIC TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

10. A pneumatic tire, comprising:a tread that contacts a road surface;
a plurality of lug grooves that are provided at the tread, that extend from a tire width direction center side of the tread toward a ground contact edge of the tread, and that partition a land portion; and
a plurality of shoulder-side circumferential direction grooves, each of which couples together one of the plurality of lug grooves and another of the plurality of lug grooves, which are adjacent to each other in a tire circumferential direction,
wherein, when viewing a cross-section of each of the lug grooves along a groove length direction, in a state in which the tire is mounted to an applicable rim and inflated to a maximum air pressure corresponding to a tire standard maximum load capacity while in a non-loaded state:
each of the lug grooves has a groove bottom formed at an incline with respect to a tread face of the tread, such that a groove depth at a ground contact edge side of the lug grooves becomes shallower in depth on progression from a tire equatorial plane side toward the ground contact edge; and
an average angle of inclination ?2 formed between the tread face between the ground contact edge and a ? point P2, and the groove bottom between an intersection point P1 and an intersection point P3, is set to be no more than 5°, P1 being an intersection point between the groove bottom of the lug grooves and an imaginary line passing through the ground contact edge and extending in a direction at a right angle to the tread face, P3 being an intersection point between the groove bottom of the lug grooves and an imaginary line passing through the ? point P2 on the tread face and extending in a direction at a right angle to the tread face, and P2 being ? of the distance of a tread half-width from the ground contact edge toward a tire equatorial plane side,
wherein a ratio b/c is 0.07 or more and 0.60 or less, wherein b is a cross-sectional area of a connecting portion between one tire circumferential direction side end portion of one of the plurality of shoulder-side circumferential direction grooves and one of the plurality of lug grooves, and c is a cross-sectional area of the one of the plurality of lug grooves at the ground contact edge, and
wherein the tread is formed with different kinds of shoulder-side blocks in a circumferential direction dimension, and a radius of curvature Ra on a tread-in side and a radius of curvature Rb on a kick-off side of the lug grooves partitioning the shoulder-side blocks having a short circumferential direction dimension are larger than a radius of curvature Ra on the tread-in side and a radius of curvature Rb on the kick-off side of the lug grooves partitioning the shoulder-side blocks having a long circumferential direction dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,987,960

COUNTERFEIT DETECTION USING MACHINE READABLE INDICIA

Digimarc Corporation, Be...

1. An image processing method comprising:obtaining n images, where n is an integer greater than 2;
transforming each of the n images with digital watermarking, in which the digital watermarking includes a unique plural-bit payload for each of the n images, in which said transforming yields watermarked n images;
generating a composite interlaced image by interlacing the watermarked n images; and
attaching the composite interlaced image with a lenticular lens structure, said attaching yielding a lenticular image article, in which said transforming utilizes different embedding signal strengths such that the composite interlaced image comprises multiple different embedding signal strengths.

US Pat. No. 10,987,959

TAPE CARTRIDGE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A tape cartridge for detachable installation in a tape printing apparatus having a cartridge installation portion on which the tape cartridge is installed, a tape feeding mechanism portion that feeds a printing tape from the installed tape cartridge, a ribbon feeding mechanism portion that feeds an ink ribbon in synchronization with the feeding of the printing tape, a printing head portion that performs printing on the printing tape and is configured to be movable between a printing position and a retracting position, a head cover that is provided on the cartridge installation portion in a projecting manner, covers the printing head while allowing the printing head to move, and has a plurality of corners, and a first convex portion and a second convex portion that are provided on the head cover and guide installation of the tape cartridge, the tape cartridge comprising:a platen roller configured to receive power from the tape feeding mechanism portion and face the printing head portion in a state where the printing tape and the ink ribbon are disposed between the platen roller and the printing head at the printing position;
a winding up core configured to wind up the ink ribbon;
a cartridge casing that accommodates the printing tape, the ink ribbon, the platen roller, and the winding up core,
an insertion hole on the cartridge casing, the insertion hole being configured to have the head cover inserted therein when the tape cartridge is installed on the cartridge installation portion;
a first inner wall of the insertion hole disposed on a side of an accommodation portion of the printing tape;
a second inner wall of the insertion hole provided on a side of the winding up core;
a first concave portion on the first inner wall and configured to face the first convex portion when the tape cartridge is installed on the cartridge installation portion; and
a second concave portion on the second inner wall and configured to face the second convex portion when the tape cartridge is installed on the cartridge installation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,987,958

PRINTER COVER

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A printer cover that is configured to be mounted on a tape printer that includes: (i) a plurality of housing faces that have mounting-side housing faces in which corresponding cavity opening portions of a cartridge mounting section into which a tape cartridge is mounted are formed, and (ii) a cartridge lid that openably closes the cavity opening portions, the printer cover comprising:an integrally-formed elastic body that is formed as one-piece, the integrally-formed elastic body including:
a plurality of cover faces comprising mounting-side cover faces that are configured to cover the corresponding mounting-side housing faces of the tape printer, and
a plurality of lid exposure openings that are provided in the corresponding mounting-side cover faces and through which the cartridge lid is configured to be exposed, the plurality of lid exposure openings including:
a first lid-exposure opening that is provided in a first mounting-side cover face that is disposed on a first surface of the tape printer and through which the first lid portion is configured to be exposed, and
a second lid-exposure opening that is provided in a second lid portion disposed on a second surface of the tape printer that is different from the first surface, the second lid-exposure portion continuously extending from the first lid-exposure opening and through which the second lid portion is configured to be exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,987,957

LIQUID CONTAINER AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid container loaded, in a use orientation, on a carriage of a liquid ejecting apparatus including a liquid ejecting head that ejects liquid and the carriage that reciprocates the liquid ejecting head in a first scanning direction and a second scanning direction opposite to the first scanning direction, the liquid container supplying the liquid to the liquid ejecting head and comprising:a liquid accommodating chamber configured to accommodate the liquid;
a filter for filtering the liquid;
a filter chamber in which the filter is disposed; and
a partition wall that divides the liquid accommodating chamber and the filter chamber, wherein,
in the use orientation, the filter chamber is disposed below the liquid accommodating chamber in a vertical direction, and
the partition wall has a flow-out path that has an outlet covered by the filter and through which the liquid having passed through the filter flows to the liquid ejecting head, and communication paths that are provided at positions different from the position of the flow-out path and that communicate with the liquid accommodating chamber and the filter chamber via a first communication port and a second communication port that are open in the filter chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,987,955

PRINTER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a first roller;
a second roller;
a motor configured to drive the first roller and the second roller to convey a sheet in a conveyance direction from the first roller toward the second roller;
a head disposed between the first roller and the second roller in the conveyance direction, the head comprising a plurality of nozzles aligned in the conveyance direction, the plurality of nozzles comprising a first nozzle and a second nozzle positioned in a downstream side from the first nozzle in the conveyance direction; and
a controller, when printing a test pattern for correcting a conveyance amount of the sheet, the test pattern comprising a first pattern and a second pattern, the controller is configured to:
control the head and the motor to print the first pattern comprising a plurality of first pattern elements on the sheet by alternately repeating:
ejecting at least one liquid droplet from the first nozzle toward the sheet to print only one of the first pattern elements on the sheet; and
conveying the sheet in the conveyance direction by a first distance,
after printing the first pattern on the sheet, control the motor to convey the sheet in the conveyance direction by a second distance where one of the first pattern elements of the first pattern faces the second nozzle during ejecting at least one liquid droplet from the second nozzle for one of a plurality of second pattern elements of the second pattern toward the sheet; and
control the head to eject respective liquid droplets from the second nozzle toward the sheet to print the plurality of second pattern elements of the second pattern on the sheet without conveying the sheet between the printing of each of the second pattern elements of the second pattern, a respective first pattern element and the one of the plurality of second pattern elements being disposed at a same location in a direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction,
wherein, during printing a test pattern comprising the first pattern, the second pattern, a third pattern and a fourth pattern, the controller is configured to:
if the sheet is positioned in a first conveyance section, control the head and the motor to print the first pattern and the second pattern on the sheet;
if the sheet is positioned in a second conveyance section, control the head to eject respective liquid droplets from the first nozzle toward the sheet to print a plurality of third pattern elements of the third pattern on the sheet without conveying the sheet between the printing of each of the third pattern elements of the third pattern;
after printing the third pattern on the sheet, control the motor to convey the sheet in the conveyance direction by a third distance where one of the third pattern elements of the third pattern faces the second nozzle;
control the head and the motor to print the fourth pattern, the fourth pattern comprising a plurality of fourth pattern elements, by alternately repeating:
ejecting at least one liquid droplet from the second nozzle toward the sheet to print one of the fourth pattern elements on the sheet; and
conveying the sheet in the conveyance direction by the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,987,952

CHAMBERED VACUUM TRANSPORT PLATEN ENABLED BY HONEYCOMB CORE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A chambered platen for use in a media transport system operatively associated with a printing system, the chambered platen comprising:a chambered honeycomb core having a plurality of hollow columnar cells formed between vertical walls, the plurality of hollow columnar cells being arranged into a plurality of rows, each row of the plurality of rows including two or more adjacent hollow columnar cells; and
at least one face layer as an outermost layer of the platen, the at least one face layer operatively connected to the honeycomb core and including a plurality of slots in vacuum communication with the plurality of hollow columnar cells;
wherein at least one surface of the chambered platen is configured to operatively connect to a vacuum source and communicate a negative pressure through the plurality of hollow columnar cells and plurality of slots;
wherein at least a first hollow columnar cell within at least a first row of the plurality of rows is in vacuum communication with at least a second hollow columnar cell within the first row via an aperture; and
wherein at least a third hollow columnar cell within at least a second row of the plurality of rows is in vacuum isolation from at least a fourth hollow columnar cell within the second row.

US Pat. No. 10,987,951

PRINT MEDIA EDGE REPAIR

HP SCITEX LTD., Netanya ...

1. A system comprising:a first repair element disposed relative to a media handling path to repair a first edge of a sheet of print media as the sheet of print media moves along a first direction into a position relative to a printing system;
a second repair element disposed opposite the first repair element across the media handling path to repair a second edge of the sheet of print media as the sheet of print media moves along the first direction into the position relative to the printing system, wherein the first direction is parallel to each of the first edge and the second edge;
a guide element to guide, along a second direction, the sheet of print media after the repairs by the first repair element and the second repair element, toward a print engine to apply a printing material to a surface of the sheet of print media, wherein the second direction is different from and angled with respect to the first direction; and
a damage sensor to detect damage to the first edge or the second edge, wherein the system is to:
selectively use the first repair element to repair the first edge in response to the damage sensor detecting the damage to the first edge, and
selectively use the second repair element to repair the second edge in response to the damage sensor detecting the damage to the second edge.

US Pat. No. 10,987,948

INKJET PRINTER WITH EJECTION ADJUSTMENT FUNCTION BASED ON TEST PATTERN

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. An inkjet printer comprising:print heads arranged in a zigzag manner in a main scanning direction, each of the print heads including nozzles arranged in the main scanning direction and configured to eject ink from the nozzles to a print medium conveyed in a sub-scanning direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction; and
a controller configured to control the print heads, wherein
the controller is configured to
control the print heads to print a test pattern on the print medium, the test pattern including: a single head reference straight line extending in the main scanning direction and printed by a reference print head of the print heads; and head adjustment straight lines extending in the main scanning direction and printed with respect to the single head reference straight line by each of non-reference print heads of the print heads other than the reference print head at timings corresponding to timing adjustment values, and
in response to input of information specifying the head adjustment straight line with a smallest print misalignment amount in the sub-scanning direction with respect to the single head reference straight line for each of the non-reference print heads, determine, for each of the non-reference print heads, the timing adjustment value corresponding to the head adjustment straight line specified by the input information as an adjustment value of an ink ejection timing in the non-reference print head in normal printing.

US Pat. No. 10,987,934

SEALING STRUCTURE AND LIQUID STORAGE CONTAINER

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A sealing structure for a liquid storage container, comprising:a liquid supplying section having:
an opening configured to supply a liquid in the liquid storage container; and
a flow path forming member having:
a flow path communicating with the opening;
a welding protrusion that protrudes from the flow path forming member on an opening side; and
six regulating protrusions disposed on the welding protrusion;
a sealing member disposed in the flow path, the six regulating protrusions being configured to regulate movement of the sealing member toward the opening side; and
a film member that covers the opening, is welded to the welding protrusion, and is spaced apart from the sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,987,933

PLATEN ASSEMBLY FOR SHEET FED PRINTER

Memjet Technology Limited...

1. A printer comprising:a platen having an ink-collection slot extending at least partially across a width thereof;
a wick bar received in the ink-collection slot, wherein an upstream gap and a downstream gap are defined at either side of the wick bar relative to a media feed direction;
a printhead positioned at least partially over the wick bar; and
a vacuum chamber in fluid communication with the ink-collection slot, wherein:
the wick bar is absent from a mid-portion of the platen; and
the mid-portion of the platen is aligned, in the media feed direction, with an upstream media picker.

US Pat. No. 10,987,926

CONTINUOUS INKJET PRINTERS

Domino UK Limited

3. A continuous inkjet printer operable to execute prints with gaps there-between and to undertake phase testing between prints, the printer comprising an amplifier operable to amplify charges measured during phase testing, wherein the amplifier comprises first and second stage amplifiers configured to run as ac coupled differentiators, the printer further comprising a controller operable to switch out at least one of the amplifiers between phase tests.

US Pat. No. 10,987,925

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING LIQUID EJECTING HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a vibrating plate constituting a wall of a pressure chamber communicating with a nozzle configured to eject liquid;
a piezoelectric element that is a thin film element and vibrates the vibrating plate; and
a drive circuit that supplies multiple drive waveforms including a first drive waveform and a second drive waveform to the piezoelectric element, wherein
the first drive waveform includes, in a following order: a first section in which voltage is changed, a second section in which the voltage is maintained, and a third section in which the voltage is changed in a direction opposite to another direction in which the voltage is changed in the first section,
the second drive waveform includes, in a following order: a fourth section in which voltage is changed, a fifth section in which the voltage is maintained, and a sixth section in which the voltage is changed in a direction opposite to another direction in which the voltage is changed in the fourth section,
a voltage applied to the piezoelectric element in the second section is higher than a voltage applied to the piezoelectric element in the fifth section, and
a period of the first drive waveform is shorter than a period of the second drive waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,987,913

PAD REMOVAL DEVICE AND METHOD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A pad removal device comprising:a pad guide extending along a first direction, wherein the pad guide comprises:
a first affixing component configured to affix a first end of the pad guide to a pad at a first pad edge location, and
a second affixing component configured to affix a second end of the pad guide to the pad at a second pad edge location opposite the first pad edge location, wherein a central portion of the pad guide between the first affixing component and the second affixing component is free of any affixing components;
an actuator attached to the pad guide; and
a control assembly coupled to the actuator, the control assembly configured to cause the actuator to move the first end toward the second end along the first direction,
wherein the pad guide is configured to extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction by an amount dependent on a distance between the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,987,904

VISIBILITY CONTROL DEVICE FOR A VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A visibility control device for a vehicle comprising:a windshield that is provided at a front side of a vehicle cabin;
a light-shielding portion that is provided at, or so as to correspond to, an area at a vehicle lower side of the windshield, and that is switchable between a light-shielding state and a light-transmitting state;
a vehicle speed sensor that detects a speed of the vehicle; and
a control unit that, in a case in which a vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, performs control to switch the light-shielding portion to the light-shielding state, and in a case in which the vehicle speed is less than the predetermined value, performs control to switch the light-shielding portion to the light-transmitting state, wherein
the light-shielding portion includes a plurality of mutually different surface areas each defining a portion of the light-shielding portion, and
the control unit controls the light-shielding portion such that a total surface area of the light-shielding portion switched to the light-shielding state becomes progressively larger as the vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor increases beyond the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,987,900

ARTICLE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An article comprising:a substrate including at least one metered hole;
a structure of additively manufactured material attached to the substrate, the structure including at least one aperture having a profile;
a passageway through the structure that includes the at least one aperture of the structure and the at least one metered hole of the substrate such that the at least one aperture of the structure and the at least one metered hole of the substrate are in fluid communication with one another; and
a joint disposed between the structure and the substrate and attaching the structure to the substrate, the joint being a braze joint including a braze material or a weld joint including a weld filler material.

US Pat. No. 10,987,887

METHOD FOR LOADING A GREEN TYRE FOR BICYCLE IN A VULCANISATION MOULD AND APPARATUS FOR MOULDING AND VULCANISING

PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A., Mil...

1. A method for loading a green tyre for a bicycle in a vulcanisation mould, comprising:picking up the green tyre and hanging the green tyre by a gripping device defining a gripping axis (Z);
aligning the gripping device, which holds the green tyre, up to a geometric axis of rotation (X) of the green tyre with a reference axis (K) of a central body of the vulcanisation mould;
arranging the green tyre in a radially outer position with respect to the central body of the vulcanisation mould;
axially positioning the green tyre with respect to the central body, wherein an axial centreline plane (M) of the green tyre is arranged at an axial reference arranged at a predetermined height along the reference axis (K) of the central body;
exerting a thrust action by the central body, wherein the thrust action is directed radially outwards on a radially inner surface of the green tyre;
keeping the green tyre in position on the central body by the thrust action; and
disengaging the gripping device from the green tyre to release the green tyre on the central body with the axial centreline plane (M) centred and positioned in an axial position corresponding to the predetermined height,
wherein picking up the green tyre comprises activating at least one gripping area of a gripping sector of the gripping device against a radially outer surface of the green tyre, and the gripping device retains the green tyre from the exterior; and
wherein activating the gripping area against the radially outer surface of the green tyre comprises exerting an attraction force (A) on the radially outer surface of the green tyre moving away from the geometric axis of rotation (X).

US Pat. No. 10,987,879

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING ROTOR BLADE COMPONENTS FOR A WIND TURBINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of manufacturing a component of a rotor blade of a wind turbine, the method comprising:placing at least one lower first pultruded member into a curved component mold, the at least one lower first pultruded member being configured to sit substantially flush against an inner surface of the curved component mold, the at least one lower first pultruded member having a width which is less than an overall width of the component of the rotor blade;
placing at least one upper first pultruded member atop the at least one lower first pultruded member, the at least one upper first pultruded member having a flat upper and lower faces, the flat upper face having a width that is greater than a width of the flat lower face, the at least one upper first pultruded member further comprising tapered side edges that taper from the flat lower face to the flat upper face;
placing at least one second pultruded member atop the flat upper face of the at least one upper first pultruded member; and
infusing the at least one upper first pultruded member, the at least one lower first pultruded member, and the second pultruded member together to form the component of the rotor blade.

US Pat. No. 10,987,869

CONTINUOUS PULL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A system comprising:a robot comprising an articulated robotic arm having a range of movement with at least two degrees of freedom;
a base plate coupled to the articulated robotic arm;
a resin container positioned between a light source and an initial position of the base plate; and
one or more computers and one or more storage devices storing instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:
obtaining a plurality of layer representations of a plurality of layers of the three-dimensional object to be printed; and
causing the robot and the light source to iteratively perform operations until the plurality of layers of the three-dimensional object have been formed in a sequence, the operations comprising:
emitting, by the light source into the resin container, a light pattern to form a current layer in the sequence of the plurality of layers of the three-dimensional object, the light pattern being defined by a respective layer representation for the current layer, and
pulling, by the articulated robotic arm, the base plate away from the resin container at an angle defined by a shape of a next layer of the plurality of layers that is subsequent to the current layer in the sequence of the plurality of layers of the three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,987,866

REMOVING BUILD MATERIAL

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system comprising:a build platform having a bottom surface and a top surface, a plurality of protrusions extending above the top surface of the build platform to separate chunks of build material on the build platform, and a plurality of apertures to receive the build material on the build platform, wherein the chunks of build material do not form a printed 3D object;
a vibration generator coupled to the build platform to vibrate the build platform and move build material on the build platform; and
an air handler to apply airflow to the build platform in a first airflow mode and a second airflow mode, wherein in the first airflow mode, build material on the build platform is removed through the plurality of apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,987,864

FLUSHING A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A fluid ejection device controller for controlling a fluid ejection device of a three dimensional printing system, the fluid ejection device controller comprising a processor and a memory, the memory comprises executable instructions that when executed by the processor causes the fluid ejection device controller:to control a motion of the fluid ejection device while print agent is printed onto a layer of build material in a build area; and
to flush agent through at least one nozzle of the fluid ejection device in response to detecting, by the fluid ejection device controller, an erroneous stopping of the motion of the fluid ejection device with the fluid ejection device positioned on top of the build area.

US Pat. No. 10,987,863

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RECYCLE 3D BUILD MATERIAL

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A 3D printer, comprising:a build platform;
a vibration generator to alternately apply a first vibration mode to the build platform to move build material on the build platform in a first direction, and to apply a second vibration mode to the build platform to move the build material in a second direction; and
an air handler to generate an airflow to remove the build material from the build platform.

US Pat. No. 10,987,862

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPING DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A three-dimensional shaping device comprising:a melting section configured to melt a material to generate a shaping material;
a supply flow channel which is communicated with the melting section, and through which the shaping material flows;
a nozzle communicated with the supply flow channel and configured to eject the shaping material;
an ejection amount control mechanism provided to the supply flow channel, and configured to control a flow amount of the shaping material to be ejected from the nozzle;
a branch flow channel branched from a second partial flow channel as a flow channel between the ejection amount control mechanism out of the supply flow channel and the nozzle out of the supply flow channel, and communicated with a first partial flow channel as a flow channel between the melting section and the ejection amount control mechanism; and
a transfer mechanism which includes:
a cylinder having a cylindrical shape and communicated with the branch flow channel;
a plunger reciprocating in the cylinder; and
a check valve which is disposed in a part between the second partial flow channel and the cylinder out of the branch flow channel, and is configured to prevent outflow of the shaping material from the cylinder to the second partial flow channel,
wherein the transfer mechanism is configured to transfer the shaping material in the second partial flow channel to the first partial flow channel via the branch flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,987,858

THREE DIMENSIONAL CONTINUOUS FABRICATIONS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An additive production method with a tank, having a radiation-curable liquid and at least one radiation-penetrable sidewall, the additive production method comprising:sending a beam through the sidewall of the tank containing UV-curable liquid and hardening the UV-curable liquid in the tank that is adjacent the sidewall and forming an object, wherein the sidewall extends perpendicular to a horizontal direction, and
transporting the object being formed by hardening of the UV-curable liquid along a transporting direction in a sideward direction away from the sidewall using a row of continuous conveyors comprising parallel pairs of continuous conveyors, wherein the object is transported between the parallel pairs of continuous conveyors, and wherein the UV-curable liquid flows into a gap created between the object and the sidewall as successive buildup of the object is carried out and a hardened region of the object is formed and is separated from and transported away from the sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,987,857

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED POLYMERIC COMPONENTS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:depositing, on or adjacent a substrate, a first volume of a polymeric material at a first deposition rate and a first temperature using an additive manufacturing technique for depositing volumes of the polymeric material, wherein the first volume of the polymeric material has a first degree of polymer orientation associated with the first deposition rate and the first temperature, and
depositing, on or adjacent the substrate or the first volume of material, at least one second volume of the polymeric material at a second deposition rate and a second temperature, wherein the second volume of the polymeric material has a second degree of polymer orientation associated with the second deposition rate and the second temperature, wherein the first volume and the second volume are configured to respond to a shape change stimulus by exhibiting a respective first change in dimension and a second change in dimension, wherein the first change in dimension is different from the second change in dimension by a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,987,855

SCREEN PROTECTOR APPLICATOR

1. A screen protector applicator, comprising:a screen protector assembly comprising a cover layer, a screen protector layer and a retention layer, wherein the cover layer is bonded on a first side of the screen protector layer by a first glue layer provided on the screen protector layer to provide protection for the first glue layer, wherein the retention layer is bonded on a second side of the screen protector layer by a second glue layer provided on the retention layer to provide retention for the screen protector layer to an external device, and the second side is opposite to the first side, and wherein an interlayer is provided between the retention layer and the screen protector layer for reducing strength of bonding between the retention layer and the screen protector layer;
an applicator tray having a base with a device side and an opposing side,
walls at four edges of the base, and
a positioning ridge on the device side of the base and along an interior side of the walls;
wherein the retention layer of the screen protector assembly is bonded to the base of the applicator tray;
wherein the base and the positioning ridge form a first space in which the screen protector assembly is accommodated;
wherein a height of the walls is greater than a height of the positioning ridge, and the walls higher than the positioning ridge form a second space above the first space, wherein the second space is capable of accommodating a device laying horizontally, and when the device is accommodated in the second space, a surface of the device is in contact with the positioning ridge;
wherein the base has an opening for a user to access and apply force to the screen protector assembly from the opposing side of the base;
wherein when the user places the screen protector applicator onto a screen to which the screen protector layer is to be applied, and applies force to a back of the screen protector layer through the opening at the base, a part of the screen protector layer is detached from the retention layer through its making contact to the screen and the whole screen protector layer is bonded to the screen, whereas the retention layer is still bonded to the base;
wherein the screen protector assembly is tilted with respect to the screen to which the screen protector layer is to be applied when the user places the screen protector applicator onto the screen; and
wherein the applicator tray comprises, on the device side of the base, a first set of limiting protrusions provided on a first end of the base and a second set of limiting protrusions provided on a second end of the base, wherein the first end and the second end are in a longitudinal direction of the base, and the second end is opposite to the first end; wherein the first set of the limiting protrusions have the same height, and the second set of limiting protrusions have the same height; wherein a height of the first set of limiting protrusions is greater than a height of the second set of limiting protrusions, and a sum of a height of any one of the first set or second set of limiting protrusions and a thickness of the screen protector assembly is smaller than a height of the positioning ridge; wherein when the screen protector assembly is accommodated in the first space, one end of the screen protector assembly is in contact with the first set of the limiting protrusions, and another end of the screen protector assembly is in contact with the second set of the limiting protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,987,853

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR APPLYING STRETCH FILMS/PLASTIC FILMS AT A CONTROLLED TEMPERATURE AND/OR TRANSFER OF ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE

RLMB GROUP, LLC, Honolul...

1. A system for enhancing adherence of a film before and/or during application of the film to a product, the system comprising:an electrostatic source for charging a film; and
stretch rollers for stretching the film;
wherein the electrostatic source emits an electrostatic charge to the film, and
wherein the film is charged prior to or simultaneous to being stretched by the stretch rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,987,852

BLOWING TOOL FOR A BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

KAUTEX MASCHINENBAU GMBH,...

1. A blowing tool for a blow molding machine for producing hollow members with angled necks, comprising:a blow mold delimiting at least one cavity for forming a hollow member with an angled neck;
a blowing mandrel retention member;
at least one blowing mandrel arranged on the blowing mandrel retention member, each said at least one blowing mandrel having a longitudinal axis inclined with respect to horizontal at an angle of inclination; and
a handling device for temporarily introducing the at least one blowing mandrel into the blow mold and for calibrating the angled necks of the hollow members to be produced, the handling device including a biaxial system configured to move the blowing mandrel retention member in a first direction and a second direction which is different from the first direction within a plane.

US Pat. No. 10,987,851

NOZZLE FOR BLOW-MOLDING STEPPED FINISH PREFORM

Niagara Bottling, LLC, D...

1. A nozzle for forming a container preform into a plastic container, the nozzle comprising:a first cylindrical portion including a first seal;
a second cylindrical portion including a second seal; and
a tapered portion between the first and second cylindrical portions.

US Pat. No. 10,987,850

NOZZLE PISTON AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAID NOZZLE PISTON

1. A molding system for hydraulic blow molding of a container from a preform, the molding system comprising:a pressurization unit that is configured to receive liquid molding medium from a source;
a fill head unit coupled to the pressurization unit to receive the liquid molding medium therefrom;
a mold assembly having mold halves defining a mold cavity in the shape of the container, the mold assembly being configured to receive the preform therein, wherein the fill head unit is moveable to engage at least one of the mold assembly and the preform; and
the fill head unit including a housing, a nozzle piston and a seal pin, the nozzle piston being moveably received within a bore of the housing and being moveable within the bore between retracted being disengaged from the mold assembly or preform and extended position engaged with the mold assembly or preform, the seal pin being slideably received within the nozzle piston for movement between an opened position and a closed position, in the closed position an outlet of the nozzle piston being closed off by the seal pin, the nozzle piston further defining a receiving chamber located between the nozzle piston and the housing that is coupled to the pressurization unit to receive the molding medium, the receiving chamber having a constant volume during movement of the nozzle piston between the retracted and extended positions within the housing, in the open position the outlet of the nozzle piston being unobstructed by the seal pin and in fluid communication with the receiving chamber, the nozzle piston further including a leading head in liquid sealing engagement with the bore of the housing during movement of the nozzle piston between the retracted and extended positions.

US Pat. No. 10,987,843

PRESSURE SENSOR FOR A METAL OR PLASTICS PROCESSING TOOL

Kistler Holding AG, Wint...

1. Pressure sensor for a metal or plastics processing tool, comprising:a) a sensor housing, that can be connected to the tool;
b) a pressure transducer arranged within the sensor housing;
c) wherein the pressure sensor has a first front face with a first cast-compatible mark;
d) wherein the pressure sensor additionally has a second front face with a second cast-compatible mark; and
e) wherein the first front face and the second front face are adjustable against one another.

US Pat. No. 10,987,832

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR MAKING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND A MEMBRANE THEREFORE

ADAPA APS, Aalborg (DK)

1. An apparatus for making a three-dimensionally curved object, said apparatus comprising:a membrane having a reconfigurable double curved moulding surface, the membrane being composed of a mixture of rubber material and magnetic powder;
the membrane being configurable into a predetermined shape by individually adjusting an array of actuators acting on a surface opposite the moulding surface of said membrane; and
the actuators acting on a magnetic joint system provided with magnetic joints which is holding the magnetic membrane, wherein the magnetic joints are slidable on the surface of the magnetic membrane while being connected to the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,987,831

DIES FOR FORMING A PART AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A die for forming a part, the die comprising:a base, comprising a heat-platen interface surface and a part interface surface, and wherein the heat-platen interface surface and the part interface surface are separated by a thickness of the base; and
inserts, embedded within and circumferentially closed by the base, spaced apart from each other, and extending in a first direction from the heat-platen interface surface toward the part interface surface; and
wherein:
the base is made of a first material having a first thermal conductivity;
the inserts comprise at least one first insert made of a second material having a second thermal conductivity and at least one second insert made of a third material having a third thermal conductivity;
the first thermal conductivity is different than the second thermal conductivity; and
the third thermal conductivity is different than the first thermal conductivity and the second thermal conductivity.

US Pat. No. 10,987,830

FORMING STATION FOR A THERMOFORM PACKAGING MACHINE AND METHOD OF EXCHANGING A MALE DIE PART

1. A forming station for a thermoform packaging machine, comprising a forming tool upper part with a die lid and a forming tool lower part, wherein the forming tool upper part comprises a male die part holding plate including at least one male die part fixed thereto and which is displaceable along at least one rail provided on or in the die lid;and wherein the forming station comprises a male die part drive, which is drivingly connected to the male die part holding plate for generating a stroke movement of the male die part holding plate relative to the die lid,
wherein the male die part holding plate has provided thereon at least one guide element, which is movable relative to the male die part holding plate between an engagement position, in which the guide element is adapted to be brought into engagement with an associated rail, and a retracted position in which the guide element is out of engagement with the associated rail.

US Pat. No. 10,987,828

CONCRETE PRODUCT MACHINE MOLD ASSEMBLY STRIPPER HEAD SUPPORT

Besser Company, Alpena, ...

1. A stripper head support device for supporting a stripper head of a concrete product machine mold assembly, on a mold box of the mold assembly, where the stripper head comprises a stripper head plate and stripper head plungers supported on and extending downwardly from the stripper head plate, and where the mold box has plunger receptacles for receiving the stripper head plungers when the stripper head is lowered into a working position relative to the mold box; the stripper head support device comprising:a stand-off leg; and
a leg attachment that:
is configured to connect the stand-off leg to the stripper head plate in a position extending downwardly from the stripper head plate such that a lower end of the stand-off leg will engage an upper surface of the mold box of the mold assembly and support the stripper head on the mold box in a raised position above the working position, with the stripper head plungers disposed in respective protected positions within the respective plunger receptacles of the mold box,
comprises a fastener attachable to the stripper head plate, and
comprises a magnet fixed to either:
the fastener in a position to releasably magnetically engage a ferrous metal or magnetic portion of the stand-off leg; or
the stand-off leg in a position to releasably magnetically engage a ferrous metal or magnetic portion of the fastener, and
the stand-off leg being shaped to support the weight of the stripper head while keeping a gap between the magnet and the ferrous metal or magnetic portion of the fastener or stand-off leg.

US Pat. No. 10,987,826

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CERAMIC SINTERED BODY, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING CERAMIC MOLDED BODY

Japan Fine Ceramics Cente...

1. A method for producing a ceramic compact on a substrate, the method comprising:heating the substrate at a temperature ranging from 150° C. to less than 400° C. to prepare a heated substrate,
spraying a surface of the heated substrate with a slurry comprising a plurality of ceramic particles, a liquid dispersion medium, and a dispersant;
and volatilizing the liquid dispersion medium;
wherein a concentration of the ceramic particle in the slurry is from 20% to 40% by volume, and
wherein a content of the dispersant in the slurry is from 0.1 to 10 parts by volume based on 100 parts by volume of the ceramic particles.

US Pat. No. 10,987,820

ADJUSTABLE BODY SHAVER, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of shaving hair located at one or more shaving areas to one or more desired lengths, comprising the following steps:providing a hand held wet shaver comprising a razor assembly including a cartridge having one or more hair cutting edges and an adjustable guard member in communication with the cartridge via a guide post and a threaded screw type member comprising a length and providing adjustment of the razor assembly according to the one or more desired lengths of hair, wherein the threaded screw type member is in threaded communication with the cartridge and in turnable communication with the adjustable guide member, wherein part of the length of the threaded screw type member comprises a non-threaded end portion and the adjustable guard member includes an inner surface operationally configured to receive and hold the non-threaded end portion in turnable communication, wherein the adjustable guard member is fixed at one of a plurality of distances from the cartridge after turning the threaded screw type member so that the adjustable guide member is moved to one of said plurality of distances from the cartridge according to the turnable communication between the inner surface of the adjustable guard member and the non-threaded end portion of the threaded screw type member;
establishing one or more shaving areas and desired length of hair to remain at the one or more shaving areas following shaving;
adjusting the adjustable guard member to a distance of the plurality of distances from the cartridge by turning the threaded screw type member according to a first established desired length of hair; and
shaving the hair located at the one or more shaving areas.

US Pat. No. 10,987,815

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ELECTROADHESION-BASED MANIPULATION AND MECHANICAL RELEASE IN MANUFACTURING

Grabit, Inc., Ada, MI (U...

1. An electroadhesive apparatus comprising: an electroadhesive plate having a contact surface for capturing one or more target objects with electroadhesion, the electroadhesive plate comprising a mechanical separation mechanism; and a controller configured to individually activate or deactivate electroadhesion of the electroadhesive plate, wherein the controller is configured to actuate the mechanical separation mechanism independent of activation or deactivation of electroadhesion, wherein the mechanical separation mechanism comprises a netting configured to be placed over the contact surface to facilitate release of the one or more captured target objects.

US Pat. No. 10,987,814

COMPLIANT PERIMETER END EFFECTORS

SoftWear Automation, Inc....

1. A compliant perimeter end effector, comprising:a mounting bracket having a contact mounting flange, the mounting bracket configured to couple to a manipulator; and
a plurality of compliant material contact elements comprising individual contact elements coupled about a perimeter of the contact mounting flange, wherein each of the individual contact elements comprises:
a gripping unit having a contact interface configured to engage with a piece of material; and
at least one flexure arm extending between the gripping unit and the perimeter of the contact mounting flange.

US Pat. No. 10,987,813

SENSOR FUSION

X DEVELOPMENT LLC, Mount...

1. A method performed by one or more processors of a robot, the method comprising:determining a first measure of a property of the robot for a first time,
wherein determining the first measure is based on first sensor data from a first sensor of the robot,
wherein the first sensor data for the first sensor directly indicates a known value, for a given variable, that is utilized in determining the first measure;
determining a second measure of the property of the robot for the first time,
wherein determining the second measure is based on second sensor data from one or more additional sensors of the robot,
wherein the one or more additional sensors exclude the first sensor, and
wherein no known value for the given variable is directly indicated by the second sensor data and wherein no known value for the given variable is utilized in determining the second measure;
verifying accuracy of the first measure of the property for the first time based on comparing the first measure of the property to the second measure of the property;
in response to verifying the accuracy of the first measure:
using the first measure in generating one or more control commands; and
providing the one or more control commands to one or more actuators of the robot to control the one or more actuators based on the one or more control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,987,809

ROTARY TOOL ADJUSTER FOR ROBOT WITH END OF ARM TOOL HAVING MULTIPLE TOOLS

T.A. Systems, Inc., Roch...

1. A method of adjusting multiple tools on a common mount, the method comprising:interrogating first and second actual target positions on at least one workpiece using a controller;
determining a variance between the first and second actual target position and first and second theoretical target positions using the controller; and
moving at least one of the first and second tools relative to the other of the first and second tools from the first and second theoretical target positions to a desired spacing respectively aligned with the first and second actual target positions, wherein the moving step includes simultaneously rotating the first and second tools in an x-y plane to the desired spacing, pivotal axes of the first and second tools parallel to first and second tool axes along which the first and second tools translate.

US Pat. No. 10,987,808

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A CONTROL SOLUTION FOR AN ACTUATOR

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of providing a control solution for an actuator comprising:receiving, at a first rate, a desired control force for the actuator from a haptic device;
generating, at a second rate, based on the desired control force, the control solution;
applying the control solution to the actuator;
receiving, at a third rate, a feedback force based on at least one of a force measurement and a position measurement from the actuator; and
applying, at the first rate, the feedback force to the haptic device;
wherein the generating of the control solution uses operational space control,
wherein the first rate is less than the second rate and the second rate is less than the third rate.

US Pat. No. 10,987,806

PRODUCTION METHOD AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM THAT USE ROBOT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A production method comprising:grasping a workpiece with a hand attached to an end of a robot equipped with a force sensor; and
pressing a subject flat surface of the grasped workpiece against a target flat surface at an even pressure distribution,
wherein:
the hand includes two grasping pieces that grasp the workpiece by sandwiching the workpiece in a width direction between two surfaces orthogonal to the subject flat surface, and pressing surfaces that abut against a to-be-pressed surface of the workpiece opposite to the subject flat surface;
when grasping the workpiece with the hand,
abutting the pressing surfaces against the to-be-pressed surface at a vicinity of a grasping position,
operating the robot on a basis of forces detected by the force sensor so that the robot assumes an orientation with which moments about axes that lie within the pressing surfaces are balanced, and
grasping the workpiece with the two grasping pieces of the hand at a position where the moments are balanced; and
operating the robot to assume an orientation with which the subject flat surface aligns with the target flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,987,802

CONTROL DEVICE

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A control device comprising:a casing;
a communication board configured in a plate shape;
a control board configured in a plate shape and having one side attached to the communication board;
an amplifier board configured in a plate shape and having one side attached to the communication board and provided with a power module for driving an actuator of an appliance; and
a brake power supply unit disposed opposite the communication board across the amplifier board and configured to drive an electromagnetic brake of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,987,787

ADJUSTABLE LIGHT ATTACHMENT FOR EXTENSION TOOL

1. A light attachment assembly configured to selectively couple to an elongated extension tool, the light attachment assembly comprising:(a) an elongated sheath extending along a first longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the elongated sheath defines a through hole extending between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the through hole is dimensioned to slidably receive the elongated extension tool such that the light attachment assembly may rotate and translate relative to at least a portion of the elongated extension tool;
(b) a light source extending along a second longitudinal axis, wherein the light source is configured to transition between an activated state and a deactivated state; and
(c) a clamping assembly configured to fix the elongated sheath with the light source, wherein the clamping assembly comprises:
(i) a first body, wherein the first body comprises a first sheath clamping surface and a first light source clamping surface, and
(ii) a second body, wherein the second body comprises a second sheath clamping surface and a second light source clamping surface,
wherein the first sheath clamping surface and the second sheath clamping surface are configured to cooperatively engage the elongated sheath to fix the elongated sheath relative to the clamping assembly, wherein the first light source clamping surface and the second light source clamping surface are configured to cooperatively engage the light source to fix the light source relative to the clamping assembly, thereby fixing the light source relative to the elongated sheath,
wherein the elongated sheath is adjustable along the first longitudinal axis relative to the clamping assembly such that the clamping assembly is configured to selectively engage a first longitudinal portion of the elongated sheath and a second longitudinal portion of the elongated sheath to couple with the elongated sheath in a first configuration and a second configuration, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,987,783

SCREWDRIVER

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A screwdriver comprising:a handle including a first end and a second end and defining an axis therebetween, the handle including a body portion and a neck portion, the neck portion positioned proximate the second end of the handle, the neck portion having a diameter less than a diameter of the body portion, the body portion including a plurality of holes extending through the body portion parallel to the axis, the holes angularly spaced apart about the axis, each of the holes defining an opening positioned adjacent the neck portion;
a shank coupled to the handle, the shank including a first end and second end, the second end having a bore; and
a removable bit selectively positionable in the bore of the shank and one of the holes of the body portion;
wherein the handle further includes a rim positioned proximate the second end such that the neck portion is positioned between the rim and the body portion, wherein the diameter of the neck portion is less than a diameter of the rim;
wherein each of the holes of the body portion is configured to support the removable bit such that a working end of the removable bit is positioned below the rim and along the neck portion such that the working end of the removable bit is visible within a space between the body portion and the rim when viewed from a lateral side of the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,987,782

STRAIGHT EDGE CLAMP

Affinity Tool Works, LLC,...

1. A straight edge clamp comprising:an elongated body, a clamping head assembly and an end stop assembly;
said elongated body having opposed edges, a top and a bottom;
said elongated body defining a channel formed in said bottom, said channel having an inner surface extending along a longitudinal axis;
a pair of rails, located in said channel at said bottom, said pair of rails extending outwardly from said bottom towards said top;
said end stop assembly being at least partially disposed in and movable along said said channel, said end stop assembly including a locking member rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position, said locking member having an axis of rotation that is generally perpendicular to said longitudinal axis and said bottom of said elongated body;
whereby said bottom of said elongated body is adapted to be positioned against a work surface having sides and said clamping head assembly and said end stop assembly are adapted to be positioned against the sides;
wherein said locking member is located in said channel and has an engagement surface protruding outwardly toward said inner surface and, in response to said locking member being in said unlocked position, said locking member being retained in said channel and said engagement surface is spaced apart from said inner surface and, in response to said locking member being in said locked position, said engagement surface is moved to engage said inner surface to lock said end stop assembly with respect to said elongated body;
wherein said pair of rails receives said end stop assembly to retain said locking member in said channel in said locked position and said unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,987,781

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR CLAMPING AT LEAST TWO COMPONENTS TO BE JOINED TOGETHER AND A METHOD FOR DESIGNING THE SAME

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A clamping device for clamping at least two components which are to be joined together, the clamping device comprising:a first carrier structure;
a second carrier structure which is connectable to the first carrier structure by a connector;
at least one positioning device provided on the first carrier structure or the second carrier structure to position one of the at least two components at a defined position with reference to the first or the second carrier structure; and
at least one tool guide provided on at least one of the first carrier structure and the second carrier structure to guide a tool to a defined position with reference to the first or second carrier structure or along a predetermined movement path.

US Pat. No. 10,987,780

SHAPED ABRASIVE PARTICLES WITH A SLOPING SIDEWALL

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. Abrasive particles comprising:shaped abrasive particles without a binder each having a sloping sidewall, each of the shaped abrasive particles comprising alpha alumina and having a first face and a second face separated by a thickness, t; and
the shaped abrasive particles further comprising a draft angle ? between the second face and the sloping sidewall, and the draft angle ? is between about 95 degrees to about 125 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,987,777

GRINDING LIQUID TROUGH ARRANGEMENT

TORMEK AB, Lindesberg (S...

1. A grinding machine configured to sharpen a metallic blade, the grinding machine comprising:a grindstone configured to be rotated in a direction of rotation to sharpen the metallic blade;
a trough configured to hold grinding liquid, the trough formed by a trough wall, wherein the trough is configured to be arranged with the grinding machine such that the trough encloses a portion of the grindstone, wherein the trough wall comprises at least one metal element which is attractable to magnets; and
a scraper comprising at least one magnetic element, the scraper configured to be detachably attached to an external side of the trough wall by means of magnetic attraction between the magnetic element of the scraper and the metal element, and wherein the trough wall comprises a bottom wall and a circumferential side wall, wherein said at least one metal element is arranged in the circumferential side wall, close to the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 10,987,768

TORQUE TOOL WITH LATCH ASSEMBLY

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A torque tool configured to apply torque to a subsea component with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), comprising:a housing;
a socket drive rotatable within the housing;
a latch movable between an engaged position to engage the subsea component and a disengaged position to disengage the subsea component; and
a biasing mechanism at least partially positioned axially between the latch and an end of the housing and configured to move a collar to thereby move the latch from the engaged position to the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,987,766

AUTOMATED ELECTROMAGNETIC FASTENER DELIVERY SYSTEM

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A fastener delivery system, comprising:a feed tube coupled to a delivery location at a second end of the feed tube;
a fastener feed mechanism comprised of a coil wound around a coupler, wherein the coupler is coupled to the feed tube at a first end of the feed tube; and
a fastener positioning device configured to receive a fastener, wherein the fastener positioning device is connected to the coupler and operates to inject the fastener into the coupler, wherein a current applied through the coil generates a magnetic field, and wherein the magnetic field interacts with the fastener and thereby projects the fastener through the feed tube towards the delivery location.

US Pat. No. 10,987,765

INDUCTION WELD BEAD SHAPING

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system comprising:a power supply comprising a transformer to deliver at least 200 amperes of current at a frequency of at least 5 kHz;
a welding torch configured to perform a pipe groove weld; and
an induction coil to receive the current from the power supply to generate an electromagnetic force and apply the electromagnetic force to a welding bead created by the welding torch to flatten the welding bead or to spread the welding bead, and to lift up the welding bead against drooping caused by a gravitational force and hold the welding bead in place until the welding bead freezes, wherein the induction coil applies the electromagnetic force without putting excessive extra heat into the welding bead.