Patents Examined by A. Turner
  • Patent number: 10729160
    Abstract: Method of reducing the mTOR pathway stimulating activity of amino acid containing nutritional materials. This method comprises treating an enzymatically hydrolysed protein material such as casein, whey, or soy protein with at least one enzyme capable of converting mTOR pathway stimulating amino acids and amino acid residues, such as leucine or methionine, into alternate chemical entities that do not stimulate or stimulate to a significantly lesser degree the mTOR pathway, while preserving the non-mTOR stimulating amino acids. These one or more alternate chemical entities should ideally be suitable for consumption, or alternatively be capable of being removed from the treated material through low cost extraction or conversion techniques. The material may then be sold as is, or alternatively packaged with low glycemic carbohydrates, healthy lipids, vitamins, and flavors and sold as a variety of different food products intended for an artificial diet intended to mimic the effects of caloric restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald E Rosedale
  • Patent number: 10731243
    Abstract: In an intermediate layer formed between a base material and a DLC layer, a Ti layer and a TiC layer formed on a surface of the Ti layer are provided, and a carbon content of the entire layer containing the Ti layer and the TiC layer is 53 at % or more and 77 at % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DOWA THERMOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Tashiro, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Wataru Sakakibara, Soichiro Nogami, Satoru Habuka
  • Patent number: 10723614
    Abstract: A device, such as a MEMS device, with stress tuning to achieve a desired stack stress across the wafer. The stress tuning includes trimming a stress compensation layer over a target layer having different stresses in different target layer regions. The trimming may include ion beam trimming to produce a stress compensation layer having different thicknesses over the different target layer regions to balance the stress of the target layer to a desired stress. The desired stress may result in almost zero residual stress to produce an almost flat MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: You Qian, Humberto Campanella Pineda, Rakesh Kumar, Rajesh Nair
  • Patent number: 10722948
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coated cutting tool having a rake surface and a flank, in which the coating layer includes an ?-type aluminum oxide layer, wherein: the ?-type aluminum oxide layer has, on an opposite side to the substrate, a first interface, being the rake surface or a surface substantially parallel to the rake surface, a second interface, being the flank or a surface substantially parallel to the flank, and an intersecting edge between the first interface and the second interface; and the ?-type aluminum oxide layer satisfies ?600??11?300, ?900??22?250 and ?11>?22. (In the above formulae, ?11 denotes a residual stress value (MPa) in a direction parallel to the intersecting edge, ?22 denotes a residual stress value (MPa) in a direction orthogonal to the intersecting edge, and each of the residual stress values is a value measured by a 2D method).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TUNAGLOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiya Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10727157
    Abstract: An electrical power conversion device is provided which includes a stack of semiconductor modules and a plurality of cooling pipes. Each of the cooling pipes includes a first and a second outer shell plate which are electrically conductive. Each of the outer shell plates includes a flow-path defining portion which defines a coolant flow path between the outer shell plates and a flow-path outer periphery forming a circumference of the flow-path defining portion. The flow-path outer periphery of at least one of the outer shell plates has formed thereon an outer shell protrusion which is laid to overlap power terminals or control terminals extending from the semiconductor module to cancel a magnetic flux, as developed around the power terminals or the control terminals, thereby decreasing the inductance of the power terminals or the control terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10717480
    Abstract: Car having: a passenger compartment; a front hood, which is arranged before the passenger compartment; a rear hood, which is arranged behind the passenger compartment and has an upper surface; and an aerodynamic appendage, which is arranged in the area of the rear hood and on the upper surface of the rear hood. The aerodynamic appendage is provided with at least one movable element that is movably mounted to move between a lowered position, in which the movable element rests on the upper surface of the rear hood allowing an air flow only over the movable element, and a raised position, in which the movable element is raised and separated from the upper surface of the rear hood allowing an air flow both over the movable element and under the movable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FERRARI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Biancalana, Alessandro Calamita, Tommaso Innocenti
  • Patent number: 10716321
    Abstract: Oligosaccharide mixtures consisting of at least one N-acetyl-lactosamine, at least one sialylated oligosaccharide, and at least one fucosylated oligosaccharide are provided. Food products, especially infant formula, comprising the oligosaccharide mixture are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventors: Norbert Sprenger, Jean-Richard Neeser
  • Patent number: 10720751
    Abstract: An optical package structure includes a substrate having a first surface, an interposer bonded to the first surface through a bonding layer, the interposer having a first area from a top view perspective, and an optical device on the interposer, having a second area from the top view perspective, the first area being greater than the second area. A method for manufacturing the optical package structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Tsai, Lu-Ming Lai, Ying-Chung Chen, Shih-Chieh Tang
  • Patent number: 10717963
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of culturing lactic acid bacteria to obtain a lactic acid bacteria culture in which the number of lactic acid bacteria can be stably maintained, and to obtain food and drink products comprising a lactic acid bacteria culture excellent in product stability. In order to accomplish the object, the present invention provides a method of culturing lactic acid bacteria comprising inoculating lactic acid bacteria to a medium comprising a milk ingredient having a free phosphoric acid concentration of less than 0.25 wt %, and a phosphate, and food and drink products comprising the lactic acid bacteria culture obtained by this culturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YAKULT HONSHA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakano, Mika Arifuku, Harumi Mizukoshi, Susumu Mizusawa, Kazumasa Kimura, Masahiko Ito
  • Patent number: 10717135
    Abstract: A coated tool may include a substrate and a coating layer located on a surface of the substrate. The coating layer includes: a first titanium carbonitride layer located on the substrate; a second titanium carbonitride layer located on the first titanium carbonitride layer; and an aluminum oxide layer located on the second titanium carbonitride layer. The first titanium carbonitride layer includes a plurality of first protrusions protruding toward a side of the aluminum oxide layer. The second titanium carbonitride layer includes a plurality of second protrusions protruding toward a side of the aluminum oxide layer. A number of second protrusions is greater than that of the first protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Kubo, Yoshikazu Kodama, Hirotoshi Itoh
  • Patent number: 10716816
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a composition and method for treating dysbiosis in infants. The composition may include a mixture of activated bifidobacteria and a complex oligosaccharide wherein the complex oligosaccharide may be derived from a human or non-human source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: EVOLVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: David Kyle, David Mills, Samara Freeman-Sharkey
  • Patent number: 10710169
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coating layer comprising a first laminate structure and a second laminate structure, wherein: the first laminate structure has a laminate structure in which predetermined compound layers of two kinds, each having a different composition, are laminated in an alternating manner; the first laminate structure satisfies a predetermined condition; the second laminate structure has a laminate structure in which a first compound layer comprising a predetermined oxide and/or oxynitride and a second compound layer having a predetermined composition are laminated in an alternating manner; and an average thickness of each compound layer which constitutes the first laminate structure, an average thickness of each compound layer which constitutes the second laminate structure, and a thickness of the coating layer in its entirety each fall within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10710935
    Abstract: A black ceramic composite coating is presented. The ceramic composite coating comprises a ceramic matrix having embedded therein carbide nanoparticles (in particular metal carbide nanoparticles) and/or metal-carbon composite nanoparticles (with separate metal and carbon phases) embedded therein. The carbide nanoparticles are metastable and the metal-carbon composite nanoparticles are decay products of the metastable carbide nanoparticles. A further aspect of the invention relates to producing such a ceramic composite coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (LIST)
    Inventor: Naoufal Bahlawane
  • Patent number: 10710098
    Abstract: A cleaning device for cleaning an air-ionizing part of an electrode. The device comprises a cleaning member arranged to be in physical contact with the air-ionizing part of the electrode, the air-ionizing part of electrode and the cleaning member being arranged to slide relative to each other. The cleaning device further comprises an actuator arranged to activate the relative motion between the air-ionizing part of the electrode and the cleaning member. There is also provided an ionization electrode comprising the air-ionizing part and the cleaning device, as well as a ultrafine particle sensor, an air ionizer or an electrostatic air cleaner comprising such an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Johan Marra
  • Patent number: 10710168
    Abstract: The hard coating layer of the cutting tool includes a complex nitride or complex carbonitride layer expressed by the composition formula: (Ti1-xAlx)(CyN1-y). xavg and yavg satisfy 0.60?xavg?0.95 and 0?yavg?0.005. xavg is an average content ratio of Al in a total amount of Ti and Al, and yavg is an average content ratio of C in a total amount of C and N. Some crystal grains composing the complex nitride or complex carbonitride layer have a cubic structure. In crystal grains having the cubic structure, the average crystal grain misorientaion is 1 degree or more; or 2 degrees or more, based on analysis of the polished surface perpendicular to a surface of the layer. A peak exists in 1-2 degrees of the average crystal grain misorientation in the frequency distribution of the average crystal grain misorientation and the area ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Tatsuoka, Kenichi Sato, Kenji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10710123
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for a self-cleaning ion generator that includes a self-cleaning ion generator device that includes a bottom portion, a top portion, at least one electrode extending from the top portion, and a cleaning apparatus for cleaning the at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Global Plasma Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Houston Waddell
  • Patent number: 10710639
    Abstract: A vehicle rear structure includes: an impact beam; a rocker outer rear and a rocker inner rear extending upward from a rear portion of a rocker; a rear wheel house outer including a front portion extending in the vehicle front-rear direction and placed between the rocker outer rear and the rocker inner rear; and a bulk. The bulk includes: a first wall provided between the rocker outer rear and the rocker inner rear and joined to the rocker outer rear; a second wall bending from the first wall to extend toward the rocker inner rear; and a third wall placed at a position where the third wall at least partially overlaps with the impact bean as viewed in a vehicle width direction, the third wall being bending from the second wall and joined to the front portion of the rear wheel house outer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuma Otoguro, Jumpei Nishide
  • Patent number: 10711373
    Abstract: Provided is an SiC composite substrate 10 having a monocrystalline SiC layer 12 on a polycrystalline SiC substrate 11, wherein: some or all of the interface at which the polycrystalline SiC substrate 11 and the monocrystalline SiC layer 12 are in contact is an unmatched interface I12/11 that is not lattice-matched; the monocrystalline SiC layer 12 has a smooth obverse surface and has, on the side of the interface with the polycrystalline SiC substrate 11, a surface that has more pronounced depressions and projections than the obverse surface; and the close-packed plane (lattice plane 11p) of the crystals of the polycrystalline SiC in the polycrystalline SiC substrate 11 is randomly oriented with reference to the direction of a normal to the obverse surface of the monocrystalline SiC layer 12. The present invention improves the adhesion between the polycrystalline SiC substrate and the monocrystalline SiC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., CUSIC INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kubota, Shoji Akiyama, Hiroyuki Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10711345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hard coating including an MT-TiCN layer and an ?-alumina layer which are formed by using a chemical vapor deposition method. A hard coating for cutting tools, which is a coating formed on a base material of a cutting tool formed of a hard material, the coating comprising: a TiCN layer; and an ?-alumina layer formed on the TiCN layer, wherein: the ?-alumina layer has a main peak (maximal strength peak) of (006) plane located between 20-40 degrees during a psi rocking analysis by an XRD; a residual stress in the ?-Al2O3 layer is ?0.9-0.4 GPa; the TiCN layer is composed of TiCxNyOz (x+y+z?1, x>0, y>0, z?0); a composition ratio of C/(C+N) is greater than or equal to 0.4 and smaller than 0.5; the ratio of TC(220)/TC(422) is smaller than 0.45; and the ratio of TC(220)/TC(311) is less than 0.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KORLOY INC.
    Inventors: Seong-woo Cho, Dong-youl Lee, Jae-hoon Kang, Soon-yong Hong, Sun-yong Ahn, Young-heum Kim
  • Patent number: 10707081
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including operations of forming a first hard mask over an underlying layer on a substrate by a photolithographic and etching method, forming a sidewall spacer pattern having a first sidewall portion and a second sidewall portion on opposing sides of the first hard mask, etching the first sidewall portion, etching the first hard mask and leaving the second sidewall portion bridging a gap of the etched first hard mask, and processing the underlying layer using the second hard mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih-Chun Huang, Chiu-Hsiang Chen, Ya-Wen Yeh, Yu-Tien Shen, Po-Chin Chang, Chien Wen Lai, Wei-Liang Lin, Ya Hui Chang, Yung-Sung Yen, Li-Te Lin, Pinyen Lin, Ru-Gun Liu, Chin-Hsiang Lin