US Pat. No. 10,112,544

VEHICLE ARMREST ASSEMBLY

Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqlao ...

1. A component for a vehicle interior comprising:(a) a base comprising (1) a first divider configured to form a main compartment and a first side compartment and (2) a second divider configured to form the main compartment and a second side compartment;
(b) a cover configured to enclose the main compartment;
(c) a first door configured to enclose the first side compartment; and
(d) a second door configured to enclose the second side compartment;
wherein the cover is configured to extend between the first divider and the second divider and move along the first divider and the second divider to uncover the main compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,541

LOW-FLOOR DROP FRAME FOR PASSENGER TRANSPORT VEHICLE

Champion Bus, Inc., Imla...

1. A vehicle for transporting passengers comprising:a chassis that includes a front axle, a rear axle, and a frame comprising a front section that supports said front axle and a rear section that supports said rear axle; and
a drop frame insert located between said front section of said frame and said rear section of said frame,
wherein said drop frame insert comprises a longitudinally-extending left rail and a longitudinally-extending right rail, wherein said left rail and said right rail are spaced apart and extend in generally parallel relationship,
wherein a top surface of each of said left rail and said right rail of said drop frame insert is positioned lower than a top surface of said frame, and wherein at least a portion of a bottom surface said drop frame insert is generally coplanar with a bottom surface of said frame,
wherein said drop frame insert includes a reinforcement assembly positioned at a rear end of each of said left rail and said right rail, wherein said reinforcement assemblies are configured to be engaged with said rear section of said chassis frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,527

SLIDER WINDOW ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A rear window assembly for a vehicle, said rear window assembly comprising:a window panel;
a lighting device comprising a housing, a first light source and a second light source;
wherein said rear window assembly is configured to be disposed at a rear portion of a cabin of a vehicle, and wherein, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, an inner surface of said window panel faces toward the cabin of the vehicle and an outer surface of said window panel faces exterior and rearward of the vehicle;
wherein said housing is disposed at said inner surface of said window panel;
wherein said housing houses said first and second light sources;
wherein said first light source is operable to emit light through said window panel;
wherein said first light source, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, and when said first light source is activated, emits light that passes through said window panel so as to be viewable by a person viewing said rear window assembly from exterior and rearward of the vehicle;
wherein said second light source is operable to emit light through an inner portion of said housing responsive to actuation of a user actuatable input; and
wherein said second light source, with said rear window assembly disposed at the rear portion of the cabin of the vehicle, and when said second light source is activated via actuation of the user actuatable input, emits light that passes through said inner portion of said housing and into the cabin of the vehicle to illuminate at least a portion of the cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,112,521

SNOW-CAT WITH INCREASED FUNCTIONALITY

SNOOD S.R.L., Vipiteno (...

1. A snow-cat configured for piste grooming, the snow cat comprising:two tracks;
a front driving cab;
a support structure coupled to the front driving cab and at least partially positioned above the two tracks; and
a cabin positioned on the support structure and comprising a galley for preparing and serving food products or beverages.

US Pat. No. 10,112,508

HARNESS BOOSTER CAR SEAT CONVERTIBLE TO MULTIPLE SEPARATELY USABLE CONFIGURATIONS

EVENFLO COMPANY, INC., M...

1. A harness booster car seat comprising:a backrest booster having a seating surface thereon and a locking mechanism for releasably locking the backless booster thereto;
a backless booster capable of use independently from the backrest booster having a seating surface and an opening therein for slidingly receiving the seating surface of the backrest booster therein such that substantially all of the backrest booster seating surface is covered by the seating surface of the backless booster and an aperture through the seating portion thereof for receiving a center strap therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,112,500

AUTOMOBILE QUICK CHARGE CONTROL DEVICE

1. An automobile quick charge control device, comprising:an electric vehicle body, comprising a power generator;
a power storage module, installed at the electric vehicle body, and electrically coupled to the power generator, and having at least a first battery assembly and a second battery assembly coupled in parallel with each other, and the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly having a plurality of battery units and a plurality of node switches respectively, and each battery unit being formed by coupling a plurality of batteries in series with one each;
a battery management system, electrically coupled to the power storage module and the power generator, and also electrically coupled to each node switch of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly; and
a vehicle controller, electrically coupled to the power storage module, the power generator and the battery management system, for reading information of the battery management system and monitoring the power storage module, and controlling the switch of charge/discharge of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly;
wherein the node switch is installed between the adjacent battery units, and both ends of the first battery assembly and the second battery assembly are coupled to the node switches respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,499

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING AND DISCHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE

State Grid Chongqing Elec...

1. A charging and discharging control system for an electric vehicle, characterized in that it includes a total control platform and a detecting module;said total control platform including a communication module, a data storage and management module, a dual-level optimization control module, and a power distribution control module;
said communication module for achieving two-way interaction between the total control platform and the electric vehicle, transmitting requirements for a charging and discharging service to a user of the electric vehicle, transmitting the total control platform willingness of the electric vehicle to participate in the charging and discharging service and real-time data about battery status, and performing data transmission and communication with a power control module in a charger;
said data storage and management module for storing and managing data related to charging and discharging of the electric vehicle, assigning power command values about charging and discharging of the electric vehicle to related interface variables by protocol to be invoked by the total control platform;
said dual-level optimization control module for determining in real time start-stop and power output conditions of a generator set in a wide-area power system, computing in real time decision variables of charging and discharging power of the electric vehicle which participates in a grid charging and discharging service, determining a number of electric vehicles which participate in the charging and discharging service and a real-time charging and discharging power by integrating and analyzing decision variables and data of the generator set;
said power distribution control module for controlling the charging and discharging power of the electric vehicle after receiving power control commands from the communication module;
said detecting module for detecting in real time power battery state of the electric vehicle connected to the grid and sending detection data to the total control platform through the communication module;
wherein the charging and discharging control system for the electric vehicle is used to perform the following steps:
Step 1: reading in real time load conditions of each load point in a wide-area power system, analyzing electrical energy demand of the wide-area power system in a next period of time; reading in real time related data of an electric vehicle which is willing to participate in a charging and discharging service of a power system, and storing and managing data through a data storage and management module;
Step 2: determining a total cost of transfer of electrical energy from a generator set i to a wide area network during a period of time t;
Step 3: determining a total cost of participation of an electric vehicle j in the charging and discharging service and screening out a dispatchable electric vehicle aggregator;
Step 4: obtaining a combination of the generator set and the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service according to Step 2 and Step 3;
Step 5: reading in real time data related to a power battery of the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service and calculating charging and discharging command values of the electric vehicle which participates in a grid charging and discharging service; and
Step 6: storing and then outputting charging and discharging power commands of the electric vehicle which participates in the charging and discharging service,
wherein said Step 2 specifically includes substeps of:
Step 21: monitoring in real time running status of the generator set and measuring whether the generator set i can participate in power dispatching in a future period of time t;
Step 22: determining a fuel cost Cfig(pi(t)) of the generator set i based on historical data on power generation efficiency and fuel cost of the generator set;
Step 23: determining an emission cost Ceig(pi(t)) of the generator set i based on historical data on carbon emission factor and carbon emission cost of the generator set;
Step 24: measuring and dispatching network loss of electric quantity Pi(t) during the process of transmission through simulation of transmission from the generator set i to load points of wide area network, further calculating a cost of network loss Clig(pi(t));
Step 25: determining a total cost Cjg(P j(t))of transmission of electrical energy from the generator set i to wide area network during the period of time t based on the fuel cost, emission cost, and network loss cost of the generator set, the total cost having functions of:

wherein pi(t) represents a dispatched electrical quantity when the generator set participates in dispatching of the electrical quantity, Pimin represents a minimum dispatched electrical quantity, Pimax represents a maximum dispatched electrical quantity, pidemand(t) represents an electrical energy demand of the power system, and pinetwork loss (t) represents loss of electrical energy from the generator set to load points of the grid during the process of transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,112,494

EV CONNECTOR HAVING VISUAL INDICATOR

CHARGE-AMPS AB, Stockhol...

1. An electric vehicle connector configured for charging an electric vehicle via an electric vehicle plug receptacle, said electric vehicle connector comprising:a body having
a first plug end configured to be coupled to the electric vehicle plug receptacle on the electric vehicle for charging; and
a second power cable end configured to be coupled to a power cable,
wherein the first end includes a terminal interface having one or more terminal receptacles for receiving one or more terminals positioned within the electric vehicle charging receptacle,
wherein the first plug end also includes a transparent visual indicator part having one or more light sources, and
wherein the transparent visual indication part encircles the one or more terminal receptacles to allow for viewing of the one or more light sources regardless of position of a viewer relative to the transparent visual indicator part.

US Pat. No. 10,112,492

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DC/DC VOLTAGE STEP-DOWN CONVERTER

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for controlling a DC/DC voltage step-down converter, called a “buck converter”, configured to supply an output voltage at a regulated value from an electrical source, comprising:providing said voltage step-down converter including an inductive component, one terminal of which is connected to the electrical source via a regulating switch, while another terminal is connected to a capacitive component at an output of said voltage step-down converter;
regulating the output voltage by alternating intervals, called “connection intervals”, during which the regulating switch is in an on state, with intervals, called “disconnection intervals”, during which said regulating switch is in an off state; and
switching the regulating switch from the on state to the off state when the value of the output voltage reaches a disconnection threshold, and from the off state to the on state when the value of the output voltage reaches a connection threshold,
wherein the disconnection threshold has a variable value which decreases progressively, during each connection interval, from a maximum value of said disconnection threshold which is greater than a maximum value of the connection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,112,484

THROTTLE PEDAL

Orscheln Products L.L.C.,...

1. A throttle pedal assembly comprising:a unitary, one-piece housing having a first side wall, a second side wall, a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall and a back wall which, in combination, define a main chamber and a sensor cavity adjacent said main chamber; said sensor cavity being separated from said main chamber by a common wall which isolates said sensor cavity from said main chamber; the main chamber being open to the front and bottom of the housing and being defined in part by the first side wall and common wall which are opposite each other; and the sensor cavity being open to the top wall and being defined in part by the second side wall and the common wall; said main chamber comprising a through hole in said side first wall and a blind bore in said common wall which is co-axial with said opening in said first wall;
a pedal assembly comprising a pedal, a pedal arm, and a head at an end of the pedal arm, the head being sized to be inserted into the housing main chamber; said head defining a passage which extends through said pedal head;
a pedal shaft, separate from said pedal assembly, sized to extend though said opening in said first wall of said housing, through said head passage, and to be received in said blind bore of said common wall; whereby said pedal shaft mounts said pedal assembly in said main chamber for pivotal motion of said pedal assembly relative to said main chamber about a pivot axis defined by said pedal shaft; said pedal shaft and said pedal assembly head being configured to be snappingly connected together; whereby said pedal assembly is being rotationally fixed relative to said pedal head and whereby said pedal assembly is mounted in said housing without the use of tools;
a magnet positioned on said pedal shaft such that when said pedal shaft is mounted in said housing, said magnet will be in said blind bore; said magnet being coaxial with said pivot axis such that said magnet rotates on said pivot axis as said pedal assembly rotates about said pivot axis;
a Hall effect sensor assembly mounted in the sensor cavity; the Hall effect sensor having a Hall chip; the cavity and Hall effect sensor assembly being respectively shaped, sized, and positioned in said sensor cavity such that the Hall chip is aligned with said pivot axis such that the Hall chip and the magnet lay on a common axis, and whereby the magnet rotates about the pivot axis relative to; and
a seal which closes the sensor cavity to prevent contaminants from entering the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,112,483

HYDRAULIC PUMP ASSEMBLY WITH FORWARD DRIVESHAFT CLEARANCE

HHG Holdings, LLC, Houst...

1. A vehicle mounted hydraulic pump assembly, comprising:a gearbox configured to be connected to a power take-off driven by a transmission of a four-wheel drive vehicle, the gearbox comprising:
a housing;
a plurality of vertically aligned gears contained within the housing, the plurality of gears including an input drive gear, at least one idler gear, and an output gear, the input drive gear being a same size as the output gear;
a pair of ball bearings associated with each gear;
an input shaft associated with the input drive gear;
an output shaft associated with the output gear, the output shaft being a female spline shaft configured to be disposed below a forward driveshaft associated with the transmission; and
a hydraulic pump connected to the gearbox and configured to be disposed forward of a transfer case associated with the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,112,478

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DETERMINE A RANGE FOR A VEHICLE

1. A method for estimating a range of a distance that a vehicle may travel without refueling, wherein said vehicle comprises a combustion engine and a fuel supply system associated with said combustion engine, wherein the vehicle also comprises a first main tank for receiving fuel, and a first fuel pump for transfer of fuel from said first main tank to said fuel supply system, wherein the method comprises:based on data relating to the road ahead of the vehicle and a first measure of a residual fuel in said first main tank, estimating a range for said vehicle;
based on said data relating to the road ahead of the vehicle, controlling a required fuel reserve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,457

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VEHICLE HEATER AND VEHICLE HEATER

Webasto SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A method for producing a vehicle heater including a main body equipped with a non-intrinsically safe heat conductor layer, and a sensor device for detecting exceedances of a temperature threshold value, said method comprising:spraying a sensor layer onto a heat conductor layer of a main body of a vehicle heater forming a sensor device;
fixing said sensor layer onto the main body without exposing the main body to temperatures common in baking processes;
wherein the main body is at least one of a metal/air and a metal/liquid heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,112,455

TORSION BEAM SUSPENSION

Yorozu Corporation, Yoko...

1. A torsion beam suspension having a first member including an opening whose section is formed to have a U-shape; and second members which are arranged in pair in a right and left direction when mounted on a vehicle and which contact the first member at an edge portion of the U-shaped section in the first member, the torsion beam suspension comprising:right and left trailing arms which extend in a front-rear direction of the vehicle and are capable of swinging vertically, the trailing arms being formed with a pair of component members arranged at the right and left of the first member when mounted on the vehicle and being formed with the pair of the second members; and
a U-shaped torsion beam whose section has an opening and which is arranged between the pair of component members,
wherein two or more types of rigidity adjustment portions, which adjust a rigidity from the trailing arms to the torsion beam when the torsion beam is twisted, are disposed with positions of the rigidity adjustment portions displaced from each other,
one of the rigidity adjustment portions is configured with a beam connection which connects with the torsion beam in the second member,
the beam connection includes two or more extension portions extending from a contact part at which the second member contacts the first member to a bottom of the U-shaped section of the torsion beam, and
the extension portions are configured astride the axis of the torsion beam to have different lengths.

US Pat. No. 10,112,435

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FOLDERS HAVING UNDER-DIMENSIONS, A MACHINE FOR SUCH A MANUFACTURE, AND A CASSETTE FOR SUCH A MACHINE AND SUCH A MANUFACTURING METHOD

Bindomatic AB, Stockholm...

1. A method of manufacturing a first folder having a first width dimension using a folder manufacturing machine configured to manufacture a second folder having a second width dimension that is greater than the first width dimension, the first folder comprising a cover having two cover sides, a back between the cover sides, an adhesive on the inside of the back, and a bundle of sheets inserted between the two cover sides of the cover and one side edges of which are brought into abutment against the inside of the back and the adhesive, the method comprising:activating the adhesive by an activation device of the folder manufacturing machine for a predetermined time for the adhesion of the bundle of sheets of said first folder to the inside of the back; and
while the adhesive is activated for the adhesion of the bundle of sheets to the inside of the back, continuously or intermittently feeding the first folder through the folder manufacturing machine by a conveyer adapted to the second folder having the second width dimension, wherein said first folder is placed in a cassette having an inner dimension corresponding to said first width dimension and having an outer dimension corresponding to said second width dimension, and the cassette is moved through the folder manufacturing machine by said conveyer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,434

SHADOW IMAGE SECURITY FEATURE

Entrust Datacard Corporat...

1. A security document comprising:a core;
a portrait image of an intended holder of the security document applied to the core, the portrait image is visible on the security document;
a window area in the core, the window area includes a metalized foil layer disposed between two transparent layers;
a laser ablated image formed in the metalized foil layer in the window area, the laser ablated image is separate from the portrait image, the laser ablated image is of the intended holder of the security document, the laser ablated image being transparent, and the laser ablated image is visible from a front of the security document and visible from a rear of the security document.

US Pat. No. 10,112,432

SECURITY DEVICE

DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL L...

1. A security device comprising:a first transparent coloured element disposed in a first region of the device, the first transparent coloured element defining a first surface;
a second transparent colored element disposed in the first region of the device and being adjacent to the first transparent coloured element, the second transparent coloured element defining a second surface;
a first optically variable effect generating relief microstructure extending across the first surface of the first transparent coloured element and the second surface of the second transparent coloured element;
a third transparent coloured element disposed in a second region of the device, the second region being laterally offset and spaced apart from the first region, the third transparent coloured element defining a third surface;
a second optically variable effect generating relief microstructure extending across the third surface of the third transparent coloured element; and
a reflection enhancing layer extending: (i) across the first optically variable effect generating relief microstructure and following a first contour of the first optically variable effect generating relief microstructure, and (ii) across the second optically variable effect generating relief microstructure and following a second contour of the second optically variable effect generating relief microstructure, wherein
the reflection enhancing layer extending across the first and second optically variable effect generating relief structures are formed of an identical material, and
the reflection enhancing layer is provided in discrete portions in the first region and second region respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,378

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ANTI-THEFT LABELS

Chem Etch Manufacturing I...

1. A method of manufacturing a marking strip for delivering an adhesive to a flat surface, the method comprising:providing a strip element removably joined to a liner element, the strip element comprising a laminate top coat, a film layer and an adhesive layer;
treating the strip element by removing at least one area of the liner element, removing at least one area of the film layer and removing at least one area of the adhesive layer, wherein the area removed from the liner element, the area removed from the film layer, and the area removed from the adhesive layer are substantially congruent with one another; and
separating the treated strip element from a sheet of other strip elements;
wherein the sheet has a longitudinal axis and a lateral axis, and the sheet is systematically drawn through a protective housing by a longitudinal force imposed along the longitudinal axis after one or more strip elements is treated, while a lateral force is imposed along the lateral axis, thereby reducing a risk of fire during treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,371

FLOOR UNDERLAYMENT

MP Global Products, L.L.C...

1. A method of installing a laminate wood floor over a subflooring, comprising:providing a layered melted portion-foam composition including a foam sheet having a melted portion integrally formed, the foam sheet being a polyethylenic resin having a thickness between about 0.03 to about 0.25 inches and a density of about 1 to about 5 pounds per cubic foot, the melted portion being a polyethylenic resin having a thickness of about 1 to about 10 mils;
placing the layered melted portion-foam composition over the subflooring; and
laying the laminate wood floor over the layered melted portion-foam composition.

US Pat. No. 10,112,344

MACHINE FOR REMOVING SUBSTRATE MATERIAL, FOR WASHING, AND FOR DRYING PARTS PRODUCED BY A 3-D PRINTER

Audubon Machinery Corpora...

1. A machine for processing a part produced by a 3-D printer, the part having a substrate, the machine comprising:a housing having a working chamber defined therein;
a support structure disposed at the bottom of the working chamber for supporting the part, the support structure having at least one opening defined therein;
a spray header disposed along at least a portion of the perimeter of the working chamber;
a pump configured and arranged to convey a washing fluid and a rinsing fluid at varying pressures through the spray header, wherein the washing fluid has chemical properties suitable for dissolving at least a portion of the substrate;
a heater for warming one or more of the washing and rinsing fluid;
wherein the fluid contacts the part and then passes through the opening in the support structure where it flows to the bottom of the working chamber to a fluid outlet; and,
wherein the spray header comprises an assembly of vertical and horizontal tubes having apertures defined therein.

US Pat. No. 10,112,341

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT MANUFACTURING METHOD

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. A three-dimensional object manufacturing method including a 3D object forming step of forming a three-dimensional object by discharging a UV curing type ink, carrying out UV irradiation on the discharged ink to form a layer, and overlapping a plurality of the layers; whereinthe 3D object forming step includes
with a model material and a support material adjacent to each other, the model material serving as the ink to become at least a part of the three-dimensional object and the support material serving as the ink that is at least disposed on a lower side of the model material in a vertical direction to support the model material,
a step of simultaneously planarizing a surface of the model material and a surface of the support material with a planarizing member before curing;
the three-dimensional object manufacturing method further includes
a support material removing step of removing the support material from the three-dimensional object after the 3D object forming step; and
a whitening suppressing solution applying step of applying a whitening suppressing solution for suppressing whitening of a surface of the three-dimensional object on the surface after the support material removing step; and
the whitening suppressing solution is a liquid containing:
a transparent liquid that makes the support material transparent, and
a film forming substance that forms a film on the surface by drying of the transparent liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,112,328

FUEL TANK MADE OF POLYKETONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JPC Automotive Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a fuel tank using polyketone, comprising:injection-molding an upper cover and a lower cover using an injection-molding machine;
placing the upper cover and the lower cover, injection-molded in the injection-molding, at a relatively high position and a relatively low position, respectively, and assembling the upper cover and the lower cover with each other; and
bonding contact surfaces between the upper cover and the lower cover, assembled with each other in the assembling, to each other using a laser beam,
wherein the upper cover and the lower cover, injection-molded by the injection-molding machine, are made of polyketone so as to improve rigidity thereof,
the method further comprises pressurizing an outer side surface of at least one of the upper cover and the lower cover using at least one roller between the assembling and the bonding,
the bonding is performed while the roller pressurizes the outer side surface of at least one of the upper cover and the lower cover in the pressurizing,
the upper cover and the lower cover have edges having shapes corresponding to each other such that one of the upper cover and the lower cover has a protruding portion formed on the edge thereof and a remaining one has an insertion recess formed in the edge thereof, into which the protruding portion is fitted, and
each of the protruding portion and the insertion recess has at least one support surface formed in one side surface thereof, the support surface being parallel to outer side surfaces of the upper cover and the lower cover so as to support a pressurization force of the roller pressurizing the outer side surface of at least one of the upper cover and the lower cover in the pressurizing,
wherein the injection-molding includes injection-molding an intermediate cover, the intermediate cover having insertion recesses formed therein, into which a lowermost edge of the upper cover and an uppermost edge of the lower cover are fitted,
the assembling includes assembling the intermediate cover between the upper cover and the lower cover, and
the bonding includes bonding contact surfaces between the upper cover and the intermediate cover to each other and bonding contact surfaces between the lower cover and the intermediate cover to each other using the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,112,327

HOUSING OF AN LED DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Lite-On Opto Technology (...

1. A method for manufacturing a housing of an LED display device, comprising:(a) providing a first mold assembly with a first formation cavity for injection molding a cover and a second mold assembly with a plurality of first molding projections for injection molding a plurality of first transparent members, filling a first material into the first formation cavity defined by the first mold assembly at a first position to form the cover with a plurality of first through holes, followed by moving the cover to a second position, filling a second material into a second formation cavity defined by the second mold assembly and the cover to seal one of the plurality of first through holes by forming a corresponding one of the first transparent members therein, each of the first molding projections of the second mold assembly projecting into a respective one of the first through holes and having a forming surface that faces the respective one of the first through holes and that is non-coplanar with a display side of the cover; and
(b) disposing an ink layer on the display side of the cover in such a manner that the ink layer covers the display side of the cover with the first transparent member, which is disposed in each of the first through holes and recessed from the display side, to remain uncovered and thereby exposed by the ink layer;
wherein the cover has a back side opposite to the display side and a lateral side interconnecting the display side and the back side, in process (a), the first mold assembly including a movable mold, a first stationary mold and a core mold extending through the movable mold, the movable mold, the first stationary mold and the core mold cooperatively defining the first formation cavity, and moving the cover along with the movable mold of the first mold assembly to the second position where the movable mold cooperates with the second mold assembly to clamp the cover therebetween; and
wherein, in process (a), the second mold assembly includes a second stationary mold to cover the back side of the cover and the movable mold, the first molding projections being disposed opposite to the second stationary mold and extending through the movable mold, an outer surface of the first transparent member in each of the first through holes being indented from the display side of the cover, and wherein the ink layer covers the display side of the cover while leaving the first transparent member in each of the first through holes exposed in process (b).

US Pat. No. 10,112,326

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EDGING OF A FLAT EXTENDED PANEL

WEBASTO SE, Stockdorf (D...

1. A device for producing an edging of a flat extended panel, the device having:a molding tool;
a material dispenser which is movable in relation to the molding tool, for dispensing a material for the edging, wherein the molding tool has:
a first mold body having a holding region for the panel;
a second mold body having a holding region for the panel such that the panel is capable of being held by the first mold body and by the second mold body;
a third mold body which with the first mold body shares a common contact region, wherein the first mold body, the second mold body, and the third mold body are configured such that they conjointly with the panel surround a space in which the edging is configurable; and
an access duct to the space, the former being configured between the second mold body and the third mold body;
wherein an elastic lip seal is fixed to the second mold body and/or to the third mold body, so as to close and temporarily unblock the access duct.

US Pat. No. 10,112,310

FOOD HANDLING GRIPPER

SOFT ROBOTICS, INC., Cam...

1. A robotic system comprising:a soft actuator comprising an elastomeric bladder configured to receive an inflation fluid;
a securing mechanism comprising a body and one or more extensions, the one or more extensions configured to be received in one or more corresponding recesses of the elastomeric bladder and to be gripped within the recesses upon application of a tightening force to seal the inflation fluid in the soft actuator; further comprising a base having one or more rounded fingers from gripping an inflation fluid supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,296

REMOTE MANIPULATION INPUT DEVICE

BBZ S.R.L., Vigasio (VR)...

1. A multidimensional input device comprising an anthropomorphic arm with a handpiece which can be grasped by an operator configured to interact with a scenario represented in a display unit, said handpiece being removably associable to a terminal section of said anthropomorphic arm through a magnetic coupling spherical joint, wherein the handpiece comprises:an inertial platform comprising an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer;
a gripper provided for the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,112,283

METHOD FOR CLEANING TANK MELTING FURNACES FOR MAKING GLASS ITEMS

FARE S.R.L., Dolo (IT)

1. A method for cleaning a regenerator of a tank melting furnace for making glass items, wherein the tank melting furnace comprises a melting chamber, which has a melting tank to which a regeneration chamber is connected, wherein the regeneration chamber comprises a regenerator comprising a supporting structure for layers of refractory bricks, which are superimposed in a staggered arrangement so as to determine descent paths for the descent of the cooling exhaust gases that arrive from said melting chamber, said cleaning method comprising sandblasting said exhaust gas descent paths during operation of the melting furnace, wherein said sandblasting comprises inserting a sandblasting delivery pipe successively through openings of the regeneration chamber and into the exhaust paths from either a base or a top of the regenerator, wherein the sandblasting delivery pipe is supplied with a mixture of compressed gas and abrasive material, and wherein the delivery pipe is contained in a second pipe that is cooled with air or water while the sandblasting is being performed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,282

WHEEL DEBURRING DEVICE

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD, ...

1. An improved wheel deburring device, comprising: a machine frame, first guide posts, a first cylinder, a first motor, a rotary joint, a first belt pulley, a second belt pulley, a third belt pulley, first guide sleeves, a first synchronizing belt, a first rising and falling plate, a large bearing block, a hollow shaft, a spline housing, a spline shaft, a spring, a clamp, a lower brush, a flange sleeve, a conical column, a pressing ring, second guide posts, an upper brush, a rotary shaft, an upper bearing block, a second rising and falling plate, second guide sleeves, third guide posts, third guide sleeves, a second motor, second cylinders, third cylinders, fourth cylinders, a second synchronizing belt, a fourth belt pulley and a third motor; wherein four of the first guide posts are fixed between a bottom of the machine frame and a working platform of the machine frame; four of the first guide sleeves matched with the first guide posts are mounted on the first rising and falling plate; the first motor, which has an output end provided with the third belt pulley, is fixed below the first rising and falling plate through a flange; the third motor, which has an output end provided with the fourth belt pulley, is also fixed below the first rising and falling plate through a flange; the large bearing block is fixed above the first rising and falling plate, and the hollow shaft is mounted inside the large bearing block through a bearing; the spline housing is mounted inside the hollow shaft through a bearing, and the spline shaft is matched with the spline housing; the first cylinder is fixed at the bottom of the machine frame, and an output end of the first cylinder is connected to a downside of the spline shaft through the rotary joint; the first belt pulley is fixed at a downside of the spline housing; the second belt pulley is fixed below the hollow shaft; the second belt pulley and the third belt pulley are connected through the first synchronizing belt; the first belt pulley and the fourth belt pulley are connected through the second synchronizing belt; two of the fourth cylinders are both fixed at the bottom of the machine frame, and output ends of the fourth cylinders are hinged to a downside of the first rising and falling plate; and the conical column is matched with the flange sleeve, and the spring is arranged below the conical column; the lower brush is mounted at an upper end of the hollow shaft and an upper end of the spline housing; and the clamp is fixed on the machine frame; the lower brush comprises a first connecting plate, a first geared ring, a gear, an outer ring, round brushes, a second geared ring, an inner ring and a second connecting plate; wherein both the first connecting plate and the first geared ring are fixed below the outer ring; the second geared ring and the second connecting plate are fixed below the inner ring; and a plurality of round brushes are fixed above the gear, and the gear is matched with the first geared ring and the second geared ring; four of the second guide posts are separately fixed above the pressing ring, and four of the second guide sleeves matched with the second guide posts are fixed at a top end of the machine frame; two of the third cylinders are also fixed at the top end of the machine frame, and output ends of the third cylinders are hinged to an upside of the pressing ring; the upper bearing block is fixed below the second rising and falling plate, and the rotary shaft is mounted in the upper bearing block through a bearing; the upper brush is fixed at a lower end of the rotary shaft; the second motor is fixed above the second rising and falling plate, and an output end of the second motor is connected to an upside of the rotary shaft; four of the third guide posts are fixed above the second rising and falling plate, and four of the third guide sleeves matched with the third guide posts are fixed at the top end of the machine frame; and two of the second cylinders are also fixed at the top end of the machine frame, and output ends of the second cylinders are hinged to an upside of the second rising and falling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,277

COMBINED TYPE ANGLE HEAD MILLING CUTTER FOR MACHINING MOUNTING FACES OF AXIAL BEARING

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.,...

1. A combined type angle head milling cutter for machining mounting faces of an axial bearing, comprising an angle head body, a lock nut, first slotted countersunk head screws, a first hexagon socket head cap screw, a first flat key, semicircle seal covers, first angular contact ball bearings, a cutter handle shaft lower adjusting pad, a cutter handle shaft, a cutter handle shaft upper adjusting pad, a bearing cover plate, a first bevel gear, a first spring washer, a second bevel gear, a bevel gear adjusting pad, an orientation shaft, cutter shaft inner-side seal covers, second hexagon socket head cap screws, a cutter shaft outer-side seal cover, a second slotted countersunk head screw, a small seal ring, a first shaft circlip, round nuts, flat washers, short cutter locating sleeves, long cutter locating sleeves, cutters, second flat keys, cutter adjusting pads, a cutter shaft end cover, a big rubber seal flat pad, a cylindrical gear, a second spring washer, a third flat key, an M10 hexagon thin nut, a transition cylindrical gear, a second shaft circlip, a left transition gear adjusting pad, a transition shaft end cover, a small rubber seal flat pad, a cylindrical drive gear, an M8 hexagon thin nut, a bearing retaining ring, a second angular contact ball bearing, a drive shaft, a drive gear adjusting pad, a right transition gear adjusting pad, a third angular contact ball bearing, a transition shaft, a transition shaft seal cover, an O-shaped rubber seal ring, a gear adjusting pad, a cutter shaft, a big seal ring, deep groove ball bearings and a rubber seal flat pad; characterized in that, eight cutters are installed on the cutter shaft, the cutters being set in a way that positions thereof are adjusted via the cutter adjusting pads, the short cutter locating sleeves and the long cutter locating sleeves, and the flat washers being placed on the outmost cutters and fixed by the round nuts; two ends of the cutter shaft being installed on the angle head body by the deep groove ball bearings, and the cutter shaft inner-side seal covers and the rubber seal flat pad being installed on two sides of the interior of the angle head body by the second hexagon socket head cap screws; the cutter shaft inner-side seal covers not only being set to position the deep groove ball bearings, but also stopping cutting fluid and dust from entering the interior of the angle head body via the big seal ring; the right side of the cutter shaft being sealed by the cutter shaft outer-side seal cover, the rubber seal flat pad and the small seal ring, the cylindrical gear being installed on the left side of the cutter shaft, the position of the cylindrical gear being adjusted via the gear adjusting pad, the second spring washer being installed and fixed by the M10 hexagon thin nut, the cutter shaft end cover and the big rubber seal flat pad being installed on the outer side of the angle head body, and thus the cutter shaft being sealed; the cutter handle shaft being butted with the spindle of a machine tool; the cutter handle shaft being installed on the angle head body via the pair of first angular contact ball bearings, and the position of the cutter handle shaft being adjusted via the cutter handle shaft upper adjusting pad; the first bevel gear being installed at the end part of the cutter handle shaft, the position of the first bevel gear being adjusted by the cutter handle shaft lower adjusting pad, and the first spring washer and the lock nut being used for fixing the first bevel gear for preventing loosening; the outer rings of the first angular contact ball bearings and the angle head body being fixed by the bearing cover plate, and the cutter handle shaft being sealed by two semicircle seal covers; the drive shaft being connected to the angle head body via the second angular contact ball bearing, and the position of the drive shaft being fixed by a shaft shoulder and the bearing retaining ring; the second bevel gear being installed on the right end of the drive shaft, and engaged with the first bevel gear for transferring power, and the position of the second bevel gear being adjusted by the bevel gear adjusting pad; the cylindrical drive gear being installed on the left end of the drive shaft, the position of the gear being adjusted by the drive gear adjusting pad, the gear being fixed by the M8 hexagon thin nut, and the spring washer being placed therebetween for preventing loosening; the transition shaft being connected to the angle head body via the third angular contact ball bearing, the transition cylindrical gear installed on the transition shaft being engaged with the cylindrical gear and the cylindrical drive gear, the position of the transition cylindrical gear being adjusted via the right transition gear adjusting pad, and the end part of the drive shaft being fixed by the second shaft circlip for preventing the drive shaft from axially moving; and the transition shaft end cover and the small rubber seal flat pad being installed on the outer side of the angle head body, the transition shaft seal cover and the O-shaped rubber seal ring being installed on the inner side of the angle head body, and the above four components being all used for sealing the transition shaft and preventing the entering of the cutting fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,112,272

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VAPOR CHAMBER

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A manufacturing method of vapor chamber, comprising steps of:providing a first board body and a second board body;
using mechanical processing to form a hooked section structure on one face of the first board body, the hooked section structure being defined as a capillary structure layer;
using mechanical processing to form a hook section structure as a support structure on one face of the second board body; and
correspondingly mating the first and second board bodies with each other to form a chamber, and make the hook section and the hooked section contact and hook and connect with each other and sealing the periphery of the first and second board bodies and vacuuming the first and second board bodies and filling therein a working fluid, so as to form a vapor chamber with a vacuum chamber and sealed periphery, such that the hook section contacts, hooks and connects with the hooked section to provide a drag effect for the first and second board bodies to avoid a thermal expansion problem taking place when the vapor chamber is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,112,265

DECORATING DEVICE AND DECORATING METHOD FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENTS, AND VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT

TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPOR...

1. A decorating device for decorating vehicle-interior components, of which a laser is irradiated onto the decorating surface of a resin compact or onto the decorating surface of a coat-layer formed on the resin compact to draw designs thereon that are made of the linear laser-processed part, and that the laser focal-point is shifted from the decorating surface so as to draw the designs, thus forming the gradation on a certain part of the whole design, with the decorating device being characterized in comprising a data-preparing device for preparing the drawing-data on a virtual decorating surface that is deformed so as to have a different curvature than the surface shape of the actual decorating surface, and that a laser-drawing device for forming the gradation by emitting a laser focused on the virtual decorating surface is based on the drawing-data prepared by the data-preparing device, thus conducting the laser-processing with the laser-focal point shifted from the actual decorating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,261

PROCESSING NOZZLE, PROCESSING HEAD, AND OPTICAL MACHINING APPARATUS

TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOC...

1. A processing nozzle comprising:an inner cone including a beam path that passes light from a light source;
an outer cone arranged outside said inner cone;
a fluid ejection channel formed by a gap between said inner cone and said outer cone, and including an ejection port that opens toward a process surface; and
a fluid guide channel having at least one introduction port for a fluid,
wherein said fluid guide channel guides the fluid toward said fluid ejection channel in a direction away from said beam path.

US Pat. No. 10,112,252

WIRE FEEDER TENSIONER WITH DEFINITIVE SETTINGS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding wire feeder, comprising:a tensioner configured to pivot about a tensioner joint, wherein the tensioner comprises:
an adjustment knob comprising a discrete number of detents, wherein the adjustment knob comprises a helical surface adjacent an inner bore of the adjustment knob, wherein the detents are located along the helical surface;
a cup assembly about which a lower portion of the adjustment knob is disposed, the cup assembly comprising an inner bore that is coaxial with the inner bore of the adjustment knob;
a spring disposed axially between the adjustment knob and the cup assembly;
a tensioning post disposed within the inner bores of both the adjustment knob and the cup assembly, wherein the tensioner joint extends through a first end of the tensioning post; and
a pin extending from a second end of the tensioning post that is opposite the first end, wherein the pin is configured to align with the detents in the adjustment knob;
wherein rotation of the adjustment knob adjusts a compressive force transferred from a drive wheel to welding wire among a discrete number of compressive force settings that directly correspond to the discrete number of detents in the adjustment knob.

US Pat. No. 10,112,251

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING WELDING TYPE POWER

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding-type power supply comprising:a controller, having a preregulator control output and an output converter control output;
a preregulator disposed to receive a range of inputs voltages and to receive the preregulator control output, and to provide a preregulator output signal, wherein the preregulator includes a plurality of stacked boost circuits;
a preregulator bus, disposed to receive the preregulator output signal; and
an output converter, disposed to receive the preregulator bus and to receive the output converter control output, and to provide a welding type power output, wherein the output converter includes at least one stacked inverter circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,241

INSERT, TOOL HOLDER, AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. An insert, comprising:a circular upper surface;
a circular lower surface; and
a clearance surface portion connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, the clearance surface portion being divided into first and second clearance surfaces along a circumference thereof, by a first wave line that forms a waveform of valleys facing the lower surface and mounts facing the upper surface, the first clearance surface being formed such that one end thereof is in contact with the upper surface and the other end faces the second clearance surfaces, a clearance angle of the first clearance surface with respect to a centerline that connects a center of the upper surface with a center of the lower surface being set to be greater than a clearance angle of the second clearance surface, the clearance surface portion further comprising a third clearance surface formed between the first and second clearance surfaces along the first wave line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,227

LARGE SCALE METAL FORMING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A heated line forming system comprising:a heating system configured to produce a heated line on a surface of a metal plate during a thermal forming process;
a cooling system configured to maintain a dry area for the heated line during the thermal forming process;
a liquid-filled bladder, wherein the metal plate is supported by the liquid-filled bladder during the thermal forming process; and
a control system configured to control at least one operational parameter of the heated line forming system to produce a resulting final shape of the metal plate consistent with a thermal forming plan executed by the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,112,216

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SORTING ITEMS

United States Postal Serv...

1. A system for sorting items, the system comprising:a pocket, the pocket comprising a receiving surface, a sidewall located along a first side of the receiving surface, and a paddle moveably coupled with the sidewall;
an injector disposed proximate the pocket, the injector configured to inject a first plurality of items along a path toward the pocket to form a first stack in the pocket; and
a progressive displacement system comprising:
a body;
a linear member moveably coupled to the body, the linear member moveable in a first direction and a second direction;
a gear system rotatably coupled with the body and in mechanical communication with the linear member, wherein movement of the linear member is translated to rotational movement of the gear system; and
a divider in mechanical communication with the gear system, the divider having a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the rotational movement of the gear system due to movement of the linear member moves the divider between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein a corresponding output movement distance of the divider is greater than an input movement distance by the linear member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,214

ULTRA LOW REFLECTIVITY HYDROPHOBIC COATING AND METHOD THEREFOR

SURREY NANOSYSTEMS LIMITE...

1. A method of forming a low reflectivity hydrophobic coating on a substrate, including the steps of:providing in a reaction chamber a substrate having a layer of carbon nanostructures on the substrate,
supplying the reaction chamber with a coating precursor which includes a fluorocarbon, and
generating a plasma in the reaction chamber, in order to deposit a hydrophobic coating on at least a part of said layer of carbon nanostructures,
wherein either the plasma generation takes place in the absence of a source of hydrogen atoms, in which case the substrate is heated to at least 100° C., the power density of the plasma is not more than 0.1 Wcm?2 and the plasma is generated for a period from 3 to 12 minutes,
or the plasma generation takes place in the presence of a source of hydrogen atoms, in which case the power density of the plasma is not more than 0.2 Wcm?2 and the plasma is generated for a period from 5 to 14 seconds.

US Pat. No. 10,112,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLEANING A MACHINE EMPLOYING PERMANENT MAGNETS TO REMOVE FERROUS METALS FROM A FLOW OF MATERIAL

DRP VENTURES INC., Kelow...

1. A magnet cleaner cooperating with a conveyer carrying pieces of metal in non-ferrous material, the magnet cleaner comprising:a frame, at least one permanent magnet positionably mounted on the frame so as to be selectively elevatable between a lowered position and a raised position upon actuation of an actuator, wherein the actuator is positioned so as to cooperate with the permanent magnet and the frame,
a capture sheet mounted to the frame and positioned on the frame so as to be substantially flush with the at least one permanent magnet when in the lowered position, and spaced by an attenuation distance from the at least one permanent magnet when in the raised position,
a parasitic energy scavenger mounted so as to engage the conveyer, wherein translation of the conveyer imparts energy from the conveyer to the energy scavenger,
an energy converter cooperating with the energy scavenger and the actuator so as to selectively drive the actuator to thereby position the at least one permanent magnet between the lowered and raised positions, and wherein the energy converter charges a battery and the actuator is electrically driven by the battery,
whereby, when the at least one permanent magnet is in the raised position the attenuation distance to the capture sheet is sufficient to allow release of ferrous metals collected to an underside of the capture sheet; captured from material on the conveyer belt when the at least one permanent magnet is in the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,199

CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE CONTAINER AND CLOSURE THEREFORE

Fiberlite Centrifuge, LLC...

1. A closure for attachment to a container body of a sample container configured for use in a centrifuge, the closure comprising:a top wall;
an annular skirt wall depending from the top wall and defining a maximum outer diameter, the annular skirt wall having a threaded inner surface configured to engage a container body;
a handle extending from the top wall and formed integrally with the top wall and the annular skirt wall, the handle including a central boss and at least two circumferentially spaced finger grips extending radially outward from the central boss,
wherein the at least two finger grips are axially offset from the top wall of the closure such that an axial space is defined between the top wall of the closure and a respective underside of each of the at least two finger grips at least at respective free terminal ends thereof, the finger grips and axial spaces being configured to enable grasping of the handle to facilitate lifting of the closure and sample container,
and further wherein the respective free terminal end of each of the finger grips is located so as not to extend beyond the maximum outer diameter; and
a plurality of circumferentially arranged gripping elements provided on the annular skirt wall and configured to be gripped for rotating the closure relative to the container body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,198

COLLECTOR ARCHITECTURE LAYOUT DESIGN

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A microfluidic channel comprising:a plurality of microstructures within the channel; wherein the plurality of microstructures is arranged in a plurality of columns substantially parallel to one another, wherein the plurality of columns comprise at least four columns comprising a first column adjacent to a second column, the second column adjacent to a third column, and the third column adjacent to a fourth column; wherein the number of microstructures in the first column is greater than the number of microstructures in the second column or the third column; and wherein the number of microstructures in the fourth column is greater than the number of microstructures in the second column or the third column; and
a plurality of vortex regions at which one or more vortexes are generated in response to fluid flow, wherein each vortex region of the plurality is substantially free of the plurality of microstructures and comprises at least a cylindrical volume having (1) a height of the channel and (2) a base having a diameter at least 20% a width of the channel, wherein the plurality of vortex regions of the plurality are separated from each other by at least one microstructure along a length of the channel; and
wherein said vortex regions are configured to increase the mixing of particles of interest and thereby to increase the likelihood of binding particles of interest to a microstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,196

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING

Click Diagnostics, Inc., ...

1. A method of detecting a target nucleic acid using a stand-alone molecular diagnostic test device without any external instrument, comprising:conveying an input sample from a sample preparation module to an amplification module, the sample preparation module and the amplification module each fixedly coupled within a housing of the stand-alone molecular diagnostic test device, the housing having an overall size of less than about 260 cubic centimeters, the amplification module defining a reaction volume and including a heater;
heating the input sample within at least a portion of the reaction volume via the heater to amplify the target nucleic acid molecule within the input sample thereby producing an output solution containing a target amplicon; and
reacting within a detection module within the housing each of A) the output solution and B) a reagent formulated to produce a signal that indicates a presence of the target amplicon within the output solution, the detection module including a detection surface configured to capture the target amplicon to produce the signal,
the stand-alone molecular diagnostic test device producing the signal in less than about 25 minutes after the input sample is conveyed from the sample preparation module.

US Pat. No. 10,112,194

DETECTION OF MICROSCOPIC OBJECTS

Q-linea AB, Uppsala (SE)...

1. A detection disc for carrying samples in an apparatus for detection of microscopic objects in a fluid, the detection disc including a detection channel and a separate focus structure, wherein the focus structure comprises a groove located outside of the detection channel, said groove comprising sloping sidewalls provided in a first surface of the detection disc, wherein an angle between each sidewall of the groove and the first surface is greater than a critical angle of the detection disc such that when the detection disc is illuminated with a light beam that enters the detection disc from a second surface that is opposite the first surface, light from the light beam is internally reflected by said sidewalls of said groove and light from the light beam is transmitted through a bottom of said groove to a greater extent as compared to said sidewalls to allow for contrast-based focusing between the bottom of the groove and the sidewalls of the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,112,164

TRAY DECK ORIFICE DEVICE AND METHODS OF REPAIRING A TRAY DECK

Woven Metal Products, Inc...

1. A method of repairing a damaged tray deck for use in a vessel, comprising the steps of:providing at least one tray deck orifice repair device each comprising a flat member having a defined thickness and a void at a center thereof; and
coupling the at least one tray deck orifice repair device to an upper surface of the damaged tray deck such that void of each of the at least one tray deck repair devices is aligned with each of the plurality of orifices on the tray deck,
wherein the at least one tray deck orifice repair device has at least one anti-spin tab extending from an edge thereof, and wherein the at least one tray deck orifice repair device is coupled with a valve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,137

MARINE ENGINE STRAINER ASSEMBLY

Indmar Products Company I...

1. A strainer assembly for a marine engine, the strainer assembly comprising:a housing having an upstream end, a downstream end and an internal cavity therebetween, the downstream end of the housing having a flush port and an outlet;
a strainer removably located inside the internal cavity of the housing;
a housing cover assembly removably secured to the upstream end of the housing, the housing cover assembly comprising a cover having an inlet adapted to introduce water into the internal cavity of the housing and a retainer for securing the position of the cover wherein said strainer may be removed from the internal cavity of the housing upon removal of the housing cover assembly;
a plug having a first portion adapted to fit inside the flush port and a second portion having external threads wherein said plug may be secured in place by a rotatable collar having internal threads adapted to engage the exterior threads of the second portion of the plug to close the flush port wherein said rotatable collar may be loosened and said plug removed from said flush port of said housing and an end of a garden hose secured to the flush port of the housing to flush the marine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,112,136

FLUID LUBRICANT AND MATERIAL SHAVINGS RECAPTURE SYSTEM FOR A CUTTING OPERATION

Enviro-Fab LLC, Kennewic...

1. A cutting fluid lubricant circulation system comprising:a catch basin positioned below a work piece for capturing cutting fluid and material remnants from said work piece, said catch basin having a drain;
a filter element within said drain, said filter element removing particles and debris from the cutting fluid as it drains from the catch basin into a drain block, thereby producing filtered cutting fluid;
a reservoir fluidically connected to said drain block for collecting said filtered cutting fluid, wherein filtered cutting fluid flows from said drain block through a hose into said reservoir which is below said catch basin; and
a fluid pump fluidically connected to said reservoir for evacuating said reservoir, said fluid pump pumping said filtered cutting fluid through a second filter element positioned at a reservoir fluid outlet to a hose to a valve to meter filtered cutting fluid onto said work piece.

US Pat. No. 10,112,131

WASTE SCREENING APPARATUS

ESSA CORP., Gyeongju-si ...

1. A waste screening apparatus comprising:a main body disposed in a water flow channel in a water treatment plant, wherein the main body is vertically elongate and tilted;
a waste screener vertically and tiltedly disposed in the main body to screen wastes in input water and to allow waste-removed water to be discharged through water discharge holes of the main body, wherein the waste screener vertically circulates in a conveyor manner, wherein the input water is input to a front, rear and bottom of the waste screener;
a driver to move the waste screener using a roller chain thereof; and
a brusher disposed to substantially contact a surface of the waste screener to remove a waste from the waste screener,
wherein the main body includes:
left and right wing plates disposed at left and right front sides of the main body respectively, wherein the left and right wing plates are water-tightly coupled to left and right inner side walls of the water flow channel, respectively, to guide the input water to the waste screener;
left and right side walls having the water discharge holes defined therein respectively to allow waste-removed water to be discharged out from the waste screener therethrough;
a rear blocking wall disposed at a rear of the waste screener to be spaced from the waste screener; and
a waste-discharge port disposed at a top of the main body at a rear of the rear blocking wall to allow wastes filtered by the waste screener to be discharged out therethrough,
wherein the input water passes through front and rear portions of the waste screener with wastes being removed from the input water, and, then, is discharged out through the water discharge holes defined in the left and right side walls respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,130

SELF-SUPPORTING FOLDED SHEET MATERIAL, FILTER ELEMENTS, AND METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. A pleated media pack for use in a filter element; the media pack comprising:(a) a section of filtration media folded into pleats; at least some of the pleats having a major pleat depth;
(b) the section of filtration media being configured into a tube defining an interior volume, first and second opposite ends; and an opening at the first end; the opening having an outer diameter;
(c) a ratio of the pleat depth to the opening outer diameter being greater than 0.2; and
(d) wherein at least some of the pleats at the first end are inverted an opposite direction of the rest of the pleat, along only a portion of the pleat length from the first end toward the second end, and each of the pleats at the second end have outer pleat tips extending fully to the second end and are not inverted.

US Pat. No. 10,112,127

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FLOW VOLUME OF COAL/KEROSENE SLURRY, AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING UPGRADED BROWN COAL

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. A method for controlling the flow volume of coal/kerosene slurry in a solid-liquid separation process of supplying dehydrated coal/kerosene slurry to a decanter-type centrifugal separator and separating the coal/kerosene slurry into a solid fraction and a liquid fraction, comprising:deciding an opening degree target value on the basis of the difference between a torque target value and a value of a torque acting on a screw conveyer of the decanter-type centrifugal separator measured by a torque detection sensor;
adjusting the opening degree of a flow control valve to the opening degree target value, wherein the flow control valve is arranged in the middle of a supply line for supplying the coal/kerosene slurry into the decanter-type centrifugal separator;
driving the decanter-type centrifugal separator; and
adjusting the torque target value on the basis of the rotary torque detected by the torque detection sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,109

SHARED MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE INCLUDING USER INPUT

1. A multimedia distribution method comprising:providing multimedia content to a plurality of network clients via a multimedia network;
accessing user profiles corresponding to at least some of the network clients;
identifying, from collaboration group information included in at least some of the user profiles, a plurality of collaboration groups, including a first collaboration group and a second collaboration group, and a plurality of members of each of the collaboration groups;
sending a question pertaining to the multimedia content to each of the collaboration groups;
receiving responses to the question, wherein each of the responses includes a timestamp indicative of when the response was generated and a proposed answer to the question wherein the responses include a first response from the first collaboration group and a second response from the second collaboration group wherein the first response includes a first proposed answer to the question and the second response includes a second proposed answer to the question;
modifying the multimedia content provided to the first collaboration group to include the second proposed answer and modifying the multimedia content provided to the second collaboration group to include the proposed answer;
evaluating the first proposed and the second proposed answer to the question; and
determining, based on the timestamps and the evaluating of the first proposed answer and the second proposed answer, a winning response for each of the collaboration groups.

US Pat. No. 10,112,096

HOCKEY TRAINING DEVICE

Steven Taylor, Toronto, ...

1. A hockey training device comprising:a connector assembly adapted to engage a blade of a hockey stick; and
a puck holding assembly;
a hinge provided between the connector assembly and the puck holding assembly; wherein the hinge permits the puck holding assembly and the connector assembly to pivot relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,112,088

GOLF FLAG MARKER

1. An attachment for a golf flag stick comprising:a hub constructed of a flexible resilient material, said hub having a central opening dimensioned to receive and resiliently grip the golf flag, said hub having a first slot communicating with the central opening,
a plurality of spokes, each spoke having an inner end attached to said hub, said spokes extending substantially radially outwardly from said hub and engaging, at outer ends, to a ring constructed of a flexible resilient material and surrounding said hub, a second slot in said ring communicating an exterior of said ring with said hub,
a subset pair of said plurality of spokes located on opposite sides of each of said first and second slots; and
separating said subset pair of spokes causing flexing of both said hub and ring for facilitating passage of the golf stick between the exterior of said ring and the central opening of said hub and/or for reposition-ably adjusting said hub at locations along the flag stick.

US Pat. No. 10,112,086

ASCENDING WEIGHT IRON SHAFT SYSTEM

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A plurality of starting stocks for manufacturing shafts of a system of golf clubs, comprising:a plurality of first starting stocks having a first average outer diameter, a first average inner diameter, a first average cross-sectional area, and first average weight-to-length ratio;
a plurality of second starting stocks having a second average outer diameter, a second average inner diameter, a second average cross-sectional area, and a second average weight-to-length ratio, wherein the second average weight-to-length ratio is greater than the first average weight-to-length ratio;
wherein one of the plurality of first starting stocks is configured to be cut to a first length, resulting in a first shaft having a first weight, the first shaft being assembled to a first club head with a first loft angle to make a first golf club in a particular stiffness class;
wherein one of the plurality of second starting stocks is configured to be cut to a second length, resulting in a second shaft having a second weight, the second shaft being assembled to a second club head with a second loft angle to make a second golf club in the same stiffness class as the first golf club, wherein the second weight is greater than the first weight, the second length is less than the first length, and the second loft is greater than the first loft;
wherein one of the plurality of first starting stocks is configured to be cut to a third length, resulting in a third shaft having a third weight, the third shaft being assembled to a third club head with a third loft angle to make a third golf club in a smaller stiffness class than the first golf club, wherein the third weight is less than the first weight, the third length is less than the first length and the third loft is greater than the first loft;
wherein one of the plurality of second starting stocks is configured to be cut to a fourth length, resulting in a fourth shaft having a fourth weight, the fourth shaft being assembled to a fourth club head with a fourth loft angle to make a fourth golf club in a smaller stiffness class than the second golf club, wherein the fourth weight is less than the second weight, the fourth length is less than the second length and the fourth loft is greater than the first loft;
wherein one of the plurality of first starting stocks is configured to be cut to a fifth length, resulting in a fifth shaft having a fifth weight, the fifth shaft may be assembled to a fifth club head with a fifth loft angle to make a fifth golf club in a greater stiffness class than the first golf club, wherein the fifth weight is greater than the first weight, the fifth length is greater than the first length and the fifth loft is less than the first loft;
wherein one of the plurality of second starting stocks is configured to be cut to a sixth length, resulting in a sixth shaft having a sixth weight, the sixth shaft may be assembled to a sixth club head with a sixth loft angle to make a sixth golf club in a greater stiffness class than the second golf club, wherein the sixth weight is greater than the second weight, the sixth length is greater than the second length, and the sixth loft is less than the first loft.

US Pat. No. 10,112,078

STEP ASSEMBLY WITH FALL ARREST CAPABILITY INCLUDING REMOVABLE STEP

VAF Industries, LLC, Esc...

1. A step assembly with fall arrest capability for use for climbing a utility structure, the step assembly comprising:a step unit comprising:
a rod having a flat surface along a longitudinal direction for placing a foot thereon for climbing,
two leg members transversally coupled to the rod, and
a loop section attached to the rod, on a side opposite to the flat surface, wherein two end portions of the loop section are attached at different points of the rod, thereby providing a generally D-shaped opening defined by the loop section and part of the rod between the two end portions of the loop section;
a leg holder comprising:
a center plate having a circular opening, and
two cylinders formed along two side edges of the center plate, respectively, wherein the two cylinders are configured for the two leg members to be inserted therethrough, respectively; and
an expansion anchor comprising:
a fin unit comprising a plurality of fins cylindrically disposed, each fin having a generally rectangle portion and a shoulder section formed contiguous to the rectangle portion, the shoulder section having a transversal dimension smaller than that of the generally rectangle portion;
wherein a combination of the leg holder and the expansion anchor is configured by inserting the expansion anchor through the circular opening of the center plate of the leg holder to have the plurality of fins on one side of the center plate, and the combination is configured to be secured with the utility structure based on bending the plurality of fins at the shoulder sections to have the plurality of fins opened inside the utility structure while the leg holder is in contact with and outside the utility structure, and
wherein the step unit is detachably attached to the secured combination by inserting the two leg members through the two cylinders of the leg holder, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,077

ELECTRIC TRAINING APPARATUS AND EXERCISE CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC ENGIN...

1. An electric training apparatus, comprising:a rotating body configured to apply a load on an exercising person;
a load motor configured to apply a load on the rotating body via a transmission mechanism;
an exercise physiological response detection unit configured to detect an exercise physiological response value of the exercising person;
a number-of-revolutions detection unit configured to detect a number of revolutions of the rotating body;
a control unit comprising an exercise control unit, the exercise control unit being configured to perform control for gradually increasing, based on a detection result from the exercise physiological response detection unit and a detection result from the number-of-revolutions detection unit, the load of the load motor toward a set load upper limit value so that the detection result of the exercise physiological response value of the exercising person approaches a target exercise physiological response value set in advance;
a display unit configured to display the detection result from the exercise physiological response detection unit, the detection result from the number-of-revolutions detection unit, and a state of the control of the control unit; and
an input unit configured to input a control command to the control unit,
the exercise control unit being configured to change the set load upper limit value in response to the control command input from the input unit before an exercise and during the exercise by the exercising person.

US Pat. No. 10,112,070

BALANCE TRAINING DEVICE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

I Shyang Enterprise Co., ...

1. A balance training device for young children comprising:a footplate mounted with at least one assembly hole formed on a bottom surface thereof, a recess portion is formed on a bottom surface of the footplate; a plurality of longitudinal ribs and a plurality of transverse ribs are disposed on the recess portion at intervals; the assembly hole is arranged at an intersection area of one longitudinal rib and one transverse rib;
at least one support disposed under the footplate and having an assembly pin projecting from a top end thereof;
a fixing block set on each of two sides of the assembly pin on the top end of the support, each fixing block being disposed with a mounting groove for mounting and fixing a transverse rib located on each of two sides of the assembly hole on the bottom surface of the footplate; and
at least one base arranged under the support and disposed with a positioning slot on a top end thereof;
wherein the assembly pin is able to be connected to the assembly hole of the footplate; a bottom end of the support is mounted in the positioning slot of the base; and the support and the positioning slot of the base are connected in a clearance fit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,067

EXERCISE MACHINE WITH MULTI-FUNCTION WHEEL BRAKE ACTUATOR AND OVER CENTER LOCKING MECHANISM

Foundation Fitness, LLC, ...

1. An exercise machine comprising:a frame supporting a rotating member;
a resistance element moveable between at least a first resistance element position and a second resistance element position, the first resistance element position associated with a first resistance on the rotating member and the second resistance element position associated with a second resistance on the rotating member, the second resistance being different than the first resistance; and
a resistance adjustment assembly comprising:
a shaft coupled to the resistance element and translatable relative to the frame between a first shaft position and a second shaft position, the first shaft position corresponding to the first resistance element position and the second shaft position corresponding to the second resistance element position; and
a lever assembly operably coupled with the shaft, the lever assembly independently rotatable from the shaft between a first lever position and a second lever position to translate the shaft between the first shaft position and the second shaft position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,066

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEVICE

AJL LLC, Byron Center, M...

1. A mirror therapy device comprising:a mirror having a reflective surface;
a first functional component movably disposed on a first side of said mirror, said reflective surface providing a reflected image of said first functional component;
a second functional component movably disposed on a second side of said mirror, said second functional component being hidden by said mirror; and
a linkage operatively joining said first functional component to said second functional component, said linkage configured to cause said second functional component to move in a manner substantially consistent with said reflected image of said first functional component.

US Pat. No. 10,112,065

METHOD FOR INSTALLING A FIRESTOP DEVICE OR INSULATION HAVING FIRESTOP PROPERTIES AS WELL AS A FIRESTOP MODULE

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for installing a firestop device or insulation on a line or pipe, comprising:placing the firestop device or the insulation completely around the line or pipe in the circumferential direction; and
wrapping a flexible adhesive tape containing heat-resistant fibers in a lengthwise direction of the tape in the circumferential direction of the line or pipe completely around the firestop device or the insulation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,063

EMERGENCY ESCAPE SLIDE INCORPORATED INTO EXIT

AltEvac, LLC, Boca Raton...

1. An emergency escape mechanism for a building having a floor, comprising:an exit door located within a doorway on an exterior of the building, said doorway having an exterior side on the exterior of the building, and also having an interior side;
an inflatable emergency escape slide having a portion of a first end coupled to a lower portion of the doorway and a second end resting against an outer surface of the interior side of said exit door, said second end configured to drop out of said doorway when said exit door is opened;
an alarm box located proximate said exit door, said alarm box further including an alarm switch and wherein said alarm switch is further connected to a locking bar engaging said exit door;
an inertially-activated switch positioned on said first end;
a gas release device in gas communication with said inflatable emergency escape slide;
a girt bar anchored in the floor of the building in the lower portion of the interior side of the doorway; and
escape slide support straps attached to said girt bar and to said portion of said first end of said emergency escape slide, said alarm switch being coupled to said locking bar and being configured to be activated to cause said locking bar to cause said exit door to open, whereupon said first and second ends of said emergency escape slide go into motion as said second end automatically drops out of said doorway to a position outside the building, said inertially-activated switch automatically operating in response to said motion to generate an electrical signal, said gas release device being responsive to said electrical signal provided by said inertially-activated switch to inflate said emergency escape slide in automatic response to said electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,112,059

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE OF RADIATION THERAPY

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS IN...

8. A system for verifying radiation dose delivered to a subject, comprising:a portal dose imaging device configured to generate portal dose images of radiation dose delivered to a subject from predetermined radiation fields; and
a processing device operably connected to the portal dose imaging device and configured to store the portal dose images in a first data array having spatial and angular locations of the delivered beams (X, Y, ?) as dimensions, and to store corresponding predicted portal dose images in a second data array having spatial and angular locations of the predicted beams (X, Y, ?) as dimensions,
wherein the processing device compares points in the first data array with corresponding points in the second data array using a gamma portal dose distribution algorithm points in the first data array representing generated portal dose images, and points in the second data array representing predicted portal dose images, the gamma portal dose distribution algorithm including dose differences, spatial differences, and angular differences between corresponding points in the first and second data arrays as parameters, and
wherein the processing device determines errors in the delivered radiation dose based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,112,056

OPTIMISING CURRENT DIRECTION AND INTENSITY OF TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION

Monash University, (AU)

1. A method of optimising transcranial magnetic stimulation comprising:positioning a coil having a coil centre at a location relative to a target cortical region of a patient, wherein the target cortical region is a region outside of the motor cortex;
applying an electrical signal to the coil to generate one or more magnetic field pulses for transcranial magnetic stimulation of the target cortical region of the patient, wherein the transcranial magnetic stimulation has stimulation parameters including orientation of the coil relative to the patient and intensity of the magnetic stimulation;
while maintaining the coil centre at the location, varying at least the orientation of the coil relative to the patient;
at different orientations of the coil relative to the patient, monitoring neuron activation at the target cortical region using near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS); and
based on information obtained during the monitoring, determining one or more optimal coil orientations for the transcranial magnetic stimulation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,051

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE OF A LAST FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION DURING A SUBSEQUENT FAR FIELD COMMUNICATION SESSION WHILE USING A SAME SESSION KEY

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A method of communicating with an implantable medical device, comprising:sending a first key over a first proximity communication;
sending a first far field communication from an external device in an attempt to begin a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device and exchange communications during the first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the external device expects the implantable medical device to use the first key when exchanging the communications during the first far field communication session;
conducting the first far field communication session with the implantable medical device when a response to the first far field communication is received by the external device that uses the first key;
terminating the first far field communication session;
sending a second key over a second proximity communication after terminating the first communication session;
after sending the second key, sending at least one far field communication by the external device in an attempt to begin a second far field communication session where the external device expects communications of the second session, including a response to the first far field communication, to use the second key;
conducting the second far field communication session using the second key when a response to the at least one far field communication of the second far field communication session is received by the external device that uses the second key; and
conducting the second far field communication session using the first key when a response to the at least one far field communication of the second far field communication session is received by the external device that uses the first key.

US Pat. No. 10,112,039

CLOSED MALE LUER CONNECTOR

ELCAM MEDICAL AGRICULTURA...

1. A fluid flow connector comprising:a housing assembly having a first end and a second end arranged along a common longitudinal axis;
a forward resilient member disposed within said housing assembly, said forward resilient member having a forward end disposed alongside said first end, said forward end defining a selectably closable slit;
a rigid fluid flow conduit member at least partially disposed within said forward resilient member rearwardly of said forward end; and
a rearward resilient displacement biasing element associated with said rigid fluid flow conduit member and with said housing assembly;
said rigid fluid flow conduit member being positionable in a forward position, causing said slit to be closed,
said rigid fluid flow conduit member being positionable in a rearward position, causing said slit to be open, and
wherein displacement of said rigid fluid flow conduit member from said rearward position to said forward position causes a first volume, adjacent to and rearward of said forward end of said forward resilient member, to decrease by a first amount and a second volume, rearwardly of said rearward resilient displacement biasing element and in communication with said rigid fluid flow conduit member, to increase by a second amount, greater than said first amount.

US Pat. No. 10,112,038

UMBRELLA CHECK VALVE WITH REDUCED HEMOLYSIS

VERNAY LABORATORIES, INC....

1. A check valve assembly comprising:an elongated valve body having an inlet port, an outlet port, and an internal channel communicating between said inlet port and said outlet port, each disposed about and generally aligned with a central longitudinal axis of the valve body;
said inlet port including an umbrella check valve disposed at an entrance to said internal channel and configured to obstruct reverse flow from said internal channel into said inlet port;
a distance along said central longitudinal axis from the entrance to said internal channel toward the outlet port being denoted as x, and the a radial separation of an interior wall of the internal channel from the central longitudinal axis being denoted as r, with r varying with x according to:
r?=8+SQRT(20.25?(x?4.5)?2) for 08;  Equation (1)
r?=0.0068*x?3?0.2242*x?2+1.5392*x+9.6571 for 4.5 and
r(x)=r?(x)±2.0, where ± denotes a tolerance,  Equation (3)with the separation r defining an essentially continuously curved interior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,032

MEDICAL TIMING DEVICE AND METHOD HAVING SINGLE ACTION TRIGGERING FOR ACTIVATION AND LOCK CONDITIONS

Harris Skeele Corporation...

1. A medical timing device comprising:a body comprising a first lock member, wherein the body defines an article-receiving space configured to receive an article portion of a medical article;
a timer coupled to the body, wherein the timer is configured to indicate an in-use time of the medical article;
a triggering element; and
a retainer coupled to the triggering element, the retainer being moveably coupled to the body, wherein the retainer is configured to be moved from an open position providing access to the article-receiving space to a closed position blocking at least part of the article-receiving space, wherein the retainer comprises a second lock member;
wherein the retainer is configured so that, in response to a single action of moving the retainer from the open position to the closed position, the triggering element:
activates the timer to initiate a process to indicate the in-use time of the medical article; and
causes the second lock member to become locked together with the first lock member to lock the retainer in the closed position after the article portion has been inserted in the article-receiving space,
wherein the locked retainer is configured to keep the medical timing device coupled to the article portion even after the timer indicates that the medical article has been used for more than a designated usage period,
wherein the locked retainer is configured to prevent the medical timing device from being removed from the article portion without use of a tool or partial destruction of the article portion or the medical timing device, thereby inhibiting wrongful removal of the medical timing device from the article portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,030

INTRODUCER SHEATH ASSEMBLY HAVING A LOCKING DILATOR

1. A method of releasing an introducer sheath assembly having a longitudinal axis defining an axial direction along the longitudinal axis, a transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, and a rotational direction about the longitudinal axis, the introducer sheath assembly including a valve, an introducer sheath secured at an end of the valve, an introducer tool coaxially received in the introducer sheath, and a fitting secured to the introducer sheath, the method comprising:unlocking a locking mechanism of the introducer sheath assembly, including rotating a lock knob of the locking mechanism in the rotational direction to unlock the locking mechanism without causing movement of the introducer tool in the axial direction and without causing movement of the introducer tool in the rotational direction, wherein unlocking the lock knob does not disturb fluid sealing engagement between the introducer tool and the valve or cause rotation of the introducer tool relative to the introducer sheath during unlocking of the locking mechanism, and wherein unlocking the locking mechanism includes releasing the lock knob from the fitting by rotating the lock knob; and
sliding the introducer tool from the introducer sheath in the axial direction after unlocking the locking mechanism, wherein the fitting includes an axially extending groove and wherein the lock knob includes an axially projecting lock tab and the fitting includes an annular slot receiving the lock tab to secure the lock knob to the fitting prior to unlocking the locking mechanism, and wherein the lock knob is configured to translate through the axially extending groove as the locking mechanism is axially separated from the fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,112,029

BONE CONDUCTION APPARATUS AND MULTI-SENSORY BRAIN INTEGRATION METHOD

INTEGRATED LISTENING SYST...

1. A method for the enhancement of sensory processing and sensory integration of a subject within a setting including a plurality of subjects, comprising:evaluating the subject to determine one or more deficiencies within one or more developmental phases;
developing a therapeutic regimen to remedy the determined deficiencies;
filtering a composition, comprising music and sounds, to change the relative amplitude of a frequency range within the composition and generating two output signals;
delivering said filtered composition to the plurality of subjects through air conduction audio room speakers based on a first output signal of the two output signals;
transmitting wirelessly, to combination air conduction/bone conduction headphones of the subject, a second output signal derived from said filtered composition; and
directing said subject to perform one or more activities from one or more groups of activities associated with said frequency range, each activity directed toward the one or more determined deficiencies,
wherein an amplitude of the first output signal and the second output signal are independently variable, and
wherein the combination air conduction/bone conduction headphones include controls such that an amplitude of the second output signal driving the air conduction portion of the headphones and the second output signal driving the bone conduction portion of the headphones are independently variable.

US Pat. No. 10,112,028

HUMIDIFICATION CHAMBER FOR A RESPIRATORY ASSISTANCE APPARATUS

1. A humidification chamber for humidifying gases, comprising:a water tub that is configured to receive a volume of water;
a lid hingedly coupled to the water tub for enclosing the water tub to define the interior volume of the humidification chamber and which is movable between a closed position in which the water tub is closed by the lid and an open position in which the water tub is open,
wherein a seal is located between the lid and the water tub, the seal engaging a perimeter of the water tub;
wherein the lid is formed from plastic, and
wherein the water tub comprises a base, a perimeter wall that extends upwardly from the base, and a metallic heater plate, an underside of the base comprising a rigid plastic portion and an exposed metallic portion of the metallic heater plate;
one or more clips for securing the lid in the closed position;
a lateral gases inlet for receiving a flow of gases into the interior volume of the humidification chamber, wherein the gases inlet is formed in the lid, the gases inlet having an associated inlet conduit extending into the interior volume of the humidification chamber; and
a lateral gases outlet through which a humidified flow of gases may exit the interior volume of the humidification chamber, wherein the gases outlet is formed in the lid, the gases outlet having an associated outlet conduit extending into the interior volume of the humidification chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,112,024

MEDICAL TUBE APPARATUS

Monitoring For Life LLC, ...

1. An endotracheal tube apparatus having a proximal end and a distal end, and further comprising:an endotracheal tube having a proximal end and a distal end;
a hub connection fitting connected to the endotracheal tube, the hub connection fitting disposed adjacent the proximal end of the endotracheal tube proximal to the proximal end of the endotracheal tube;
the endotracheal tube configured to be inserted into a trachea of a human body;
a ventilation passageway disposed in the hub connection fitting and along a length of the endotracheal tube;
a cuff inflation passageway disposed in the hub connection fitting and the endotracheal tube;
a light emitting device comprising a light source and a tubular light guide, the light source and the tubular light guide arranged such that light, when emitted from the light source, is transmitted along a longitudinal axis of the tubular light guide;
the light source disposed in the hub connection fitting; and
the tubular light guide disposed in the endotracheal tube within the cuff inflation passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,112,020

AIRFLOW ADAPTOR FOR A BREATH-ACTUATED DRY POWDER INHALER

Norton Healthcare Limited...

1. A method for de-agglomerating dry powder in a breath-actuated dry powder inhaler, comprising:directing a first breath-actuated airflow for entraining the dry powder from a dry powder inhaler into a first end of a swirl chamber extending along a longitudinal axis from the first end of the swirl chamber to a second end of the swirl chamber, the first airflow directed in a longitudinal direction;
directing a second breath-actuated airflow in a substantially transverse direction into the first end of the swirl chamber such that the first and the second breath-actuated airflows collide and substantially combine;
directing a portion of the combined airflows in a spiral path towards the second end of the swirl chamber;
directing all the combined airflows and any dry powder entrained therein through an outlet port in the second end of the swirl chamber and into a proximal end of a conduit of an airflow adaptor that is connected to the outlet port of the swirl chamber;
delivering all the combined airflows and any dry powder entrained therein through the conduit and to a user of the dry powder inhaler through a first outlet port defined at a distal end of the conduit that is located on a flange of the airflow adaptor;
directing a third breath-actuated airflow to the airflow adaptor having by-passed the swirl chamber; and
delivering the third breath-actuated airflow to the user through at least one secondary outlet port defined on the flange of the airflow adaptor having by-passed the conduit, wherein the third breath actuated airflow exits the dry powder inhaler as it passes through the at least one secondary outlet port, and combines with the first and second breath-actuated airflows only after the first and second breath-actuated airflows have left the airflow adaptor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,014

SYRINGE ASSEMBLY HAVING A FLEXIBLE OR A SLIDABLE FLANGE

Becton Dickinson France, ...

1. A syringe assembly comprising:a syringe barrel having a proximal end and a distal end, said distal end including an outlet portion; and
a slidable flange positioned about the syringe barrel, said slidable flange comprising:
a slidable flange member having a first end and a second end; and
an aperture extending through said slidable flange member; and
a locking member provided at the proximal end of the syringe barrel for locking the slidable flange member with respect to the syringe barrel,
wherein a first diameter of the aperture extending along a minor axis of the aperture is smaller than a second diameter of the aperture extending along a major axis of the aperture, the minor axis being coplanar with and perpendicular to the major axis, and
wherein the slidable flange is transitionable from a first pre-use position to a second use position and in the pre-use position, the entirety of the flange member is angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the syringe barrel such that the first end of the flange member is farther from the distal end of the syringe barrel than the second end of the flange member and, in the second use position, the first end of the flange member and the second end of the flange member are equidistant from the distal end of the syringe barrel and the flange member creates the flange extending in a perpendicular direction with respect to the longitudinal axis of the syringe barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,112,013

DEVICE FOR DELIVERING A MEDICAMENT

SHL GROUP AB, Nacka Stra...

1. A device for delivery of medicament, comprising:a) an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end;
b) a container mounted within the housing containing a liquid medicament and a stopper slidably arranged within the container;
c) a tubular member slidably arranged within the housing and having a distally projecting tongue;
d) an actuator comprising,
a resilient member;
a plunger rod having a proximal end in contact with the stopper and a distal end being operably connected to the resilient member, where the plunger rod has longitudinally stepped dose grooves corresponding to a plurality of fixed doses; and
a carrier fixedly arranged to an inner surface of the housing and configured not to move axially relative to the housing; and
e) a dose setting mechanism comprising a selector ring axially fixed relative to the housing, the ring rotatable relative to the housing to select one of the plurality of fixed doses through engagement of the selector ring with the stepped dose grooves,
wherein axial displacement in a distal direction of the tubular member causes the tongue to project through a hole in the selector ring to disengage the carrier from engagement with the plunger rod causing the plunger rod to move proximally as a result of a biasing force exerted by the resilient member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,008

MEDICAL DEVICE FOR ADMINISTERING A SOLUTION

DEBIOTECH S.A., Lausanne...

1. A medical device for administering a solution, said device comprising:a pump that is not inside a patient,
a reservoir that is not inside the patient, and
a communication structure for connecting said reservoir and said pump, wherein said communication structure is not inside the patient, and
a line for connecting the medical device to the patient,
a sensor for measuring an exposure of the solution, which is contained in the reservoir, to temperature, to humidity, or to pressure of the solution, or ageing or permeability of the reservoir, over the course of time,
wherein the medical device uses a mathematical model in order to determine at any moment physical or chemical characteristics of the solution, which is contained in the reservoir, wherein the mathematical model takes account of a modification of the solution in the reservoir over the course of time as a function of an exposure to temperature, to humidity, or to pressure of the solution, or ageing or permeability of the reservoir; and
wherein the medical device informs the patient about refilling the solution or changing the reservoir depending on the modification of the characteristics of the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,112,002

SYSTEM FOR BLOOD SEPARATION WITH REPLACEMENT FLUID APPARATUS AND METHOD

Terumo BCT, Inc., Lakewo...

1. A disposable blood processing set for use on a centrifugal blood processing device, said disposable set comprising:a blood separation chamber adapted to be mounted on a rotor of said centrifugal blood processing device;
a blood inlet line adapted to be coupled to a blood donor and to an inlet pump on said centrifugal blood processing device;
an anti-coagulant line in fluid communication with said inlet line, said anti-coagulant line being adapted to be fluidly coupled to a supply of anti-coagulant and being further adapted to be coupled to an anti-coagulant pump on said centrifugal blood processing device;
a reservoir adapted to be coupled to at least one sensor for detecting a level of fluid in said reservoir;
a return line in fluid communication with said reservoir, said return line being adapted to be coupled to said blood donor and to a return pump on said centrifugal blood processing device;
a red blood cell line in fluid communication with said blood separation chamber and said reservoir;
a collect line in fluid communication with said blood separation chamber and in selective communication with said reservoir and a collect bag, said collect line being adapted to be coupled to a collect pump;
a plasma line in fluid communication with said blood separation chamber and with said reservoir, said plasma line being adapted to be coupled to a plasma pump; and
a replacement fluid line in fluid communication with said reservoir and adapted to be placed in fluid communication with a source of replacement fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,111,998

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING HYPERTENSION

Rox Medical, Inc., San C...

1. A method for treating a disease or disorder in a patient, the method comprising:advancing a vessel-to-to vessel guidewire through a starting vessel to a target vessel with a needle delivery device;
advancing a flow creation device over the advanced vessel-to-vessel guidewire to be positioned through vessel walls of the starting vessel and the target vessel; and
creating a flow path between the starting vessel and the target vessel with the flow creation device, wherein the flow creation device comprises a clip deployment catheter comprising an anastomotic clip and an outer sheath covering the anastomotic clip, and wherein creating the flow path comprises:
(i) moving a control of a handle of the clip deployment catheter from a first ready to deploy position to a first deployed position, thereby causing the outer sheath of the clip deployment catheter to retract a first distance relative to a distal tip of the clip deployment catheter while the anastomotic clip is held stationary relative to the distal tip, allowing at least one distal arm of the anastomotic clip to deploy,
(ii) moving the control from the first deployed position to a second ready to deploy position, and
(iii) moving the control from the second ready to deploy position to a second deployed position, thereby causing the outer sheath of the clip deployment catheter to retract a second distance relative to the distal tip of the clip deployment catheter while the anastomotic clip is held stationary relative to the distal tip, allowing at least one proximal arm of the anastomotic clip to deploy.

US Pat. No. 10,111,986

PRODUCTION OF IN SITU CROSSLINKABLE POLYISOBUTYLENE-POLYURETHANE NANOFIBERS AND COATINGS

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A method for making an implantable medical device including a polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer, the method comprising:polymerizing a polyisobutylene diol, a diisocyanate, a chain extender, and optionally a polyether diol, in a solvent system to form a polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer solution;
depositing the polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer solution onto at least a portion of the implantable medical device; and
evaporating the solvent system from the deposited polyisobutylene-polyurethane block copolymer solution wherein the solvent system includes one or more solvents components present during the polymerization step and the depositing step.

US Pat. No. 10,111,973

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANING AND SANITIZING CONVEY LINES

Schenck Process LLC, Kan...

1. A sanitization system for sanitizing a convey line including a first end and a second end, wherein the convey line is used to convey particulate material, the sanitizing system comprising:a cleaning system configured to remove residual build-up of particulate material within the convey line, wherein said cleaning system comprises a pigging system;
an air source configured to generate a stream of air and release the stream of air into the first end of the convey line; and
an ozone generation and delivery module configured to inject ozone into the air stream,
wherein the ozone generation and delivery module includes a humidifier configured to inject moisture into the air stream,
wherein a combination of ozone and moisture injected into the air stream is configured to kill and/or remove contaminants from the convey line.

US Pat. No. 10,111,962

PEPTIDE-LINKED MORPHOLINO ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR TREATMENT OF MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A method for treating or preventing myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) in an individual in need thereof comprising: systemically administering to the individual a therapeutically effective amount of a cationic peptide-linked morpholino antisense oligonucleotide comprising: (a) a morpholino antisense oligonucleotide sequence complementary to at least 3 polyCUG repeat sequences in a 3? untranslated region (UTR) of a dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMPK) RNA transcript target; and (b) a spacer moiety linking the morpholino antisense oligonucleotide and a cationic peptide, the space moiety comprisingwherein administration of the cationic peptide-linked morpholino antisense oligonucleotide relieves at least one symptom of DM1 in at least two muscles.

US Pat. No. 10,111,882

SYK INHIBITORS

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC., F...

1. A method of treating or reducing aplastic anemia in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a compound selected from:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,880

COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES AND DISEASE COMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM SAME

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF ...

1. A method of treating diabetes or diabetes related complications in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a compound represented by the structure of formula I:
wherein
Z is carbon, phosphorus, or nitrogen;
R1, R3, R4, R6, R7 and R9 are the same or different H, halogen, haloC1-6alkyl, aryl, C1-6alkyl, cycloC1-6alkyl, heterocycloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, monoC1-6alkylamino, diC1-6alkylamino or arylamino;
R2, R5 and R8 are the same or different H, halogen OH, C1-6alkyl, or C1-6alkoxy; and
R10 is nothing when Z is phosphorous or nitrogen, and OH or C1-6alkyl when Z is carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,111,874

COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

Araxes Pharma LLC, San D...

1. A method for treating a KRAS G12C mutant cancer, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound and an additional therapeutic agent to a subject in need thereof, wherein the KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound has the following structure (I?b):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:X and Y are each independently N or CR6;
Z is N or CR6a;
L1 is a bond;
L2 is a bond or alkylene;
R? is R1 and R? is R2c; or R? is H and R? is R1;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl;
R2a, R1b and R2C are each independently H, halo, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl or aryl;
R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R6 is, at each occurrence, independently H, cyano, cyanoalkyl, amino, aminylalkyl, aminylalkylaminyl, aminocarbonyl, alkylaminyl, haloalkylamino, hydroxylalkyamino, amindinylalkyl, amidinylalkoxy, amindinylalkylaminyl, guanidinylalkyl, guanidinylalkoxy, guanidinylalkylaminyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, aminylalkoxy, alkylcarbonylaminylalkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyloxy, heterocyclylalkyloxy, heterocyclylamino, heterocyclylalkylamino, heteroaryl, heteroaryloxy, heteroarylalkyloxy, heteroarylamino, heteroarylalkylamino, aryl, aryloxy, arylamino, arylalkylamino or arylalkyloxy;
R6a is H or C1-C6 alkyl;
represents a double or triple bond;
Q is —C(?O)-, —C(?NR8?)—, —NR8C(?O)-, —S(?O)2- or —NR8S(?O)2-;
R8 is H, C1-C6 alkyl or hydroxylalkyl;
R8? is H, —OH, —CN or C1-C6 alkyl; and
when is a double bond then R9 and R10 are each independently H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C6alkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, or hydroxylalkyl or R9 and R10 join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring,
provided at least one of X, Y and Z is N,wherein the KRAS mutant cancer is a pancreatic cancer, a colorectal cancer or a lung cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,858

PHARMACEUTICAL FOR PROPHYLAXIS OR TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION

Daiichi Sankyo Company, L...

1. A method for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical comprising(i) a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist represented by formula (I):

an atropisomer thereof, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, and
(ii) (5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl) methyl-4-(1-hydroxy-1-methylethyl)-2-propyl-1-[2?-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-ylmethyl]imidazole-5-carboxylate, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,841

STABILIZATION OF ALCOHOL INTOXICATION-INDUCED CARDIOVASCULAR INSTABILITY

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

1. A method for stabilizing blood pressure in a subject having alcohol-induced hypotension, comprising intravenously administering an effective amount of fingolimod, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to the subject, wherein said administering ameliorates the alcohol-induced hypotension.

US Pat. No. 10,111,810

THIN FILM WITH NON-SELF-AGGREGATING UNIFORM HETEROGENEITY AND DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS MADE THEREFROM

Aquestive Therapeutics, I...

1. A process for manufacturing a continuously cast oral film for delivery of an active in individual self-supporting oral unit doses cut therefrom, said individual self-supporting oral unit doses containing a desired amount of said active, comprising the steps of:(a) forming a Non-Newtonian visco-elastic polymer matrix by mixing, said matrix comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of water-soluble polymers, water-swellable polymers and combinations thereof, a solvent selected from the group consisting of—water, ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, methylene chloride, and a combination thereof and said active, which polymer matrix is a shear-thinning pseudoplastic fluid when exposed to shear rates of 10-105 sec?1, said polymer matrix having a substantially uniform distribution of said pharmaceutical active;
(b) continuously casting said polymer matrix;
(c) removing at least a portion of said solvent from said matrix to achieve a solvent content of no greater than 10% by weight of said continuously cast oral film;
wherein said continuously cast oral film has a substantially uniform distribution of said active substantially locked-in within said polymer matrix, wherein said active is selected from the group consisting of cosmetic agents, pharmaceutical agents, vitamins, bioactive agents and combinations thereof wherein said active is substantially uniformly distributed in said continuously cast film, whereby said substantially uniform distribution is measured by substantially equally sized individual self-supporting oral unit doses cut from said continuously cast film which do not vary by more than 10% of said desired amount of said active and
wherein said pharmaceutical active is an anti-parkinsonian agent.

US Pat. No. 10,111,796

INCUBATOR

ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An incubator comprising:a service port provided at a peripheral wall section of an infant accommodation space;
a service door capable of opening and closing the service port by swinging to and fro, a substantially ring-shaped insertion groove being formed at an inner face of the service door so as to run along an outer periphery of the inner face;
a base frame attached to the peripheral wall section and retaining the service door so as to be capable of swinging to and fro, a substantially ring-shaped outer peripheral portion being formed at the base frame; and
a latch mechanism retaining the service door in a closed position,
wherein the incubator is configured such that, when the service door is retained in the closed position, a leading end of the substantially ring-shaped outer peripheral portion of the base frame is inserted into the substantially ring-shaped insertion groove of the service door.

US Pat. No. 10,111,795

SHOWER FALL PREVENTION DEVICE

1. A shower fall prevention device suitable for fixing on a ceiling of a shower, comprising:an extendable and retractable belt rolled up in a box in a retracted state and configured to fix the device to the ceiling of the shower at a fixing point; and
two arm pit hooks configured to receive arms of a user and pivotably connected to the fixing point.

US Pat. No. 10,111,792

MULTIFUNCTIONAL NURSING BED FOR EXCRETION

1. A multifunctional nursing bed for excretion, comprising:a bed frame including a head board connecting a foot board with a plurality of side supports in-between;
a board disposed on the bed frame between the head board and the foot board, including at least one first panel and one second panel, both ends of an abutting side of said first and second panels having a rotatable linkage point for angle adjusting between the first and second panels;
a first elevation device disposed under the first panel for supporting and adjusting an elevation of the first panel;
a second elevation device disposed under the second panel for supporting and adjusting an elevation of the second panel and an angle between the first and second panels;
wherein the first panel includes a first through hole corresponding to a position of buttocks of human body;
an excretion device arranged below the first through hole, including a basin, a seat pad disposed on a surface of the basin, and a detachable container disposed below the basin for taking the falling wastes;
a washing device including a first tube connecting to said excretion device with an end and to a first pump with the other end, said first pump including a first suction tube to suck in water from a tank for washing the excretion device;
an anti-splash device disposed at a front of the excretion device, including a placing space, an anti-splash cover disposed in said placing space with a gear rack arranged behind for operation, and a first motor arranged aside said placing space for driving a gear that engages said gear rack for elevation and descending;
a cover device arranged between the excretion device and the first panel, including a cover disposed above the seat pad and composed of a left board and a right board, a first sliding rail, and a second sliding rail; said sliding rails being parallel arranged and respectively fixed at a front and a rear side of the cover by an engaging element for the left and right boards to slide along the first and second sliding rails to combine with and detach from each other; at both ends of said sliding rails, a vertical guiding rod being engaged with a spring in-between and the other end devoid of the spring stretching through the side supports for elastically elevating the washing device and for pressing and lowering said cover device to a position where the cover being in the first through hole when the board being descended;
two driver assemblies symmetrically arranged at corresponding far sides of the first and second sliding rails, respectively including a second motor and a third motor for respectively driving a first threaded rod and a second threaded rod, on each of which a nut is arranged for respectively engaging and driving the right board and the left board; and
a control device individually connected to the first elevation device, the second elevation device, the first pump, and the first, second and third motors, and having an operation interface for operation control;
whereby upon a patient on the nursing bed having a need for excretion, the control device drives the first and second elevation devices to elevate the board and the cover device is elevated as well, then the board descends back to an original position after the cover of the cover device is opened, pressing the cover device for descending and placing the seat pad of the excretion device right under the first through hole with the anti-splash cover of the anti-splash device elevated for being ready for use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,790

LONG TERM CARE BED

Medical Depot, Inc., Por...

1. An adjustable bed, comprising:a fixed frame having a first end, a second end, a first side, and a second side cooperating to define an interior volume of the fixed frame, the fixed frame further including a central support member extending transversely across the fixed frame between the first and second sides thereof;
an articulating frame supported atop and coupled to the fixed frame;
first and second leg assemblies configured to support the fixed frame, the first and second leg assemblies configured to raise and lower the fixed frame, the first leg assembly disposed towards the first end of the fixed frame and the second leg assembly disposed towards the second end of the fixed frame, each leg assembly including a pair of spaced-apart leg members and a cross-bar interconnecting the spaced-apart leg members at upper ends thereof, each leg member pivotably and longitudinally slidably coupled to the fixed frame at the upper end thereof; and
a height adjustment actuation assembly fully disposed within the interior volume of the fixed frame, the height adjustment actuation assembly including:
a rotatable plate defining a first end, a second end, and a center portion, the center portion of the rotatable plate rotatably coupled to the central support member of the fixed frame;
a first link pivotably coupled to the first end of the rotatable plate at a first end of the first link and pivotably coupled to the cross-bar of the first leg assembly at a second end of the first link;
a second link pivotably coupled to the second end of the rotatable plate at a first end of the second link and pivotably coupled to the cross-bar of the second leg assembly at a second end of the second link; and
an actuator coupled to the cross-bar of the first leg assembly, the actuator configured to urge the cross-bar of the first leg assembly to translate along the fixed frame to raise or lower the first end of the fixed frame, wherein translation of the cross-bar of the first leg assembly along the fixed frame urges the first link to pivot relative to the fixed frame, the rotatable plate to rotate relative to the fixed frame, and the second link to pivot relative to the fixed frame to translate the cross-bar of the second leg assembly along the fixed frame such that the second end of the fixed frame is raised or lowered in cooperation with the raising or lowering of the first end of the fixed frame.

US Pat. No. 10,111,782

RESORBABLE LAPAROSCOPICALLY DEPLOYABLE HEMOSTAT

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A method of manufacturing a resorbable hemostatic dressing comprising a single layer of three-dimensionally entangled nonwoven felt that is not separable into distinct layers by hand consisting essentially of oxidized cellulose fibers, wherein the felt has sufficient mechanical strength and flexibility to retain its structural integrity when deployed laparoscopically, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing cellulose yarn having filaments of minimal twist;
b) forming a multi-yarn, single feed circular knitted cellulose fabric having minimal twist;
c) scouring the cellulose fabric;
d) oxidizing the scoured fabric;
e) pliabilizing the oxidized fabric;
f) de-knitting the pliabilized fabric to form a continuous strand having a crimp from about 5 crimps/inch to about 12 crimps/inch;
g) cutting the continuous strand to form staples, said staples having length from about 1½ to about 4¼ inches;
h) carding the staples into a carded batt; and
i) needle-punching and three-dimensionally entangling the carded batt to form a single layer non-woven felt.

US Pat. No. 10,111,777

TRACTION-LIMITING VITRECETOMY PROBE

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A vitrectomy probe comprising:a body;
a cutter extending from the body, the cutter comprising:
an outer cutter portion; and
an inner cutter portion slideable within the outer cutter portion between an extended position and a retracted position;
a diaphragm coupled to the inner cutter portion and disposed within a chamber formed in the body and dividing the chamber into a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion, the diaphragm moveable in a first direction to retract the inner cutter portion in response to a first pneumatic pressure introduced into the first chamber portion; and
a first valve coupled to the inner cutter portion, at least a portion of the valve disposed in the first chamber portion and adapted to close upon introduction of the first pneumatic pressure into the first chamber portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,769

DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR A SELF-EXPANDING IMPLANT

C. R. Bard, Inc., Murray...

1. A delivery system for a self-expanding implant to line a bodily lumen, which includes a sheath to hold the self-expanding implant in a radially compressed configuration prior to deployment in the bodily lumen, when the sheath is withdrawn along an axis of the bodily lumen, the delivery system further comprising:a confining element surrounding the sheath during a storage period between placement of the implant within the sheath and said withdrawal of the sheath, the confining element configured to reduce the hoop stress in the sheath during said storage period and being removable from the sheath prior to advancement of the sheath into the bodily lumen; and
spaced pressure elements interposed between the sheath and the confining element, the spaced pressure elements configured to carry forces acting between the sheath and the confining element, the spaced pressure elements creating gaps between the sheath and the confining element to define pressure relief zones of the sheath that lie between adjacent spaced pressure elements relieved of a full magnitude of said forces.

US Pat. No. 10,111,744

METHOD OF MAKING A PROSTHESIS DEVICE

Establishment Labs S.A., ...

1. A method of making a prosthesis device comprising a flexible shell and a filling material, said method comprising:forming a plurality of first layers by coating a mold with a first silicone material, wherein the plurality of first layers has a first thickness and a first color;
forming one or more second layers by coating the plurality of first layers with a second silicone material, comprising:
a polydimethylsiloxane polymer having at least 10 mole percent of a pendant chemical group chosen from a diphenyl group, a methylphenyl group, a trifluoropropyl group, or a combination thereof;
a vinyldimethyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane polymer; and
a pigment,
the one or more second layers providing a diffusion barrier to impede passage of the filling material through the shell, wherein the one or more second layers has a second thickness and a second color different from the first color of the plurality of first layers;
forming a plurality of third layers by coating the one or more second layers with the first silicone material, wherein the plurality of third layers has a third thickness greater than the second thickness and the same color as the first color of the plurality of first layers, and wherein a total thickness of the shell, comprising the first thickness, the second thickness, and the third thickness, ranges from 0.33 mm to 1.00 mm; and
verifying the presence of the one or more second layers in the shell by visual observation of the second color in the shell, the one or more second layers being visually distinguishable through the plurality of first layers without the use of an optical comparator, specialized equipment, or destructive tests.

US Pat. No. 10,111,741

INTRALUMENAL STENT GRAFT FIXATION

1. An implantable stent graft device comprising:a stent frame including a first annular stent ring, a second annular stent ring, a third annular stent ring, and a fourth annular stent ring;
a covering material covering the stent frame and forming a cylindrical profile; and
one or more anchor members extending from apices of the second annular stent ring, said anchor members each having a hook portion with a free end;
wherein in an un-deployed configuration the first annular stent ring is positioned within an everted second annular stent ring, and
wherein in a deployed configuration the one or more anchor members are located outside the cylindrical profile defined by the covering material at a mid-body portion of the stent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,111,737

INTRAVAGINAL INSERT FOR INCONTINENCE MANAGEMENT

1. An intravaginal insert for treating urinary incontinence, comprising:an insert body having an outer surface being constructed of a substantially non-absorbent material, said outer surface extending continuously between a proximal end of the insert body to a distal end of the insert body and having an outer surface shape that remains substantially unchanged to insert and remain secure within a vagina and support a urethra anteriorly through the vagina;
a core substantially immovably secured within the insert body that is stiffer than the insert body, said insert body forming a solid volume extending from said outer surface to said core from said proximal end to said distal end; and
a tether operatively connected to the insert body to extend out of the vagina to remove the insert body from the vagina after use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,731

SELF-LIGATING BRACKET

AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS COR...

1. A self-ligating bracket, comprising:a bracket body with an arch wire slot defined therethrough in a mesial-distal dimension, the bracket body comprising:
a mesial recess having a first lateral ledge located at a mesial side of the bracket body and extending into the bracket body from the arch wire slot, a distal recess having a second lateral ledge located at a distal side of the bracket body and extending into the bracket body from the arch wire slot, and a central ridge defining a ridge surface, the ridge surface separated from the lateral ledges respectively by mesial and distal walls; and
a clip comprising a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and second arm connected by a U-shaped portion, and the first arm terminates in a mesial arm, a distal arm, and a middle arm between the mesial arm and the distal arm, the middle arm separated from the mesial arm by a first cut out and the middle arm separated from the distal arm by a second cut out, the clip moveable between an open position wherein the arch wire slot is accessible and a closed position wherein the arch wire slot is occluded by at least a portion of the mesial arm, the distal arm, and the middle arm, wherein in the closed position, the mesial arm engages the first lateral ledge in the mesial recess, the distal arm engages the second lateral ledge in the distal recess, and the middle arm engages the ridge surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,730

ORTHODONTIC ALIGNER WITH ISOLATED SEGMENTS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:forming a first segment of a plastic orthodontic aligner for moving a first set of teeth of a patient;
forming a second segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner; and
joining the first segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner to the second segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner using a connector configured to minimize force transmission between the first segment and the second segment;
wherein the connector is configured to be disposed along one or more additional teeth of the patient without exerting a clinically significant force on the one or more additional teeth, wherein the connector spans a gap between the first segment and the second segment, the gap corresponding to the one or more additional teeth that are not to receive the clinically significant force, wherein the connector comprises a flexible material that will perform at least one of flex, move or change shape responsive to applied forces, wherein the connector is configured to isolate first forces applied to the first set of teeth covered by the first segment from separate and distinct second forces applied to a second set of teeth covered by the second segment, and wherein isolation of the first forces from the second forces enables a) the first forces to be applied to the first set of teeth without substantial interference from the second forces applied to the second set of teeth and b) the second forces to be applied to the second set of teeth without substantial interference from the first forces applied to the first set of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,111,701

MICRO-BIPOLAR ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL CAUTERY DEVICE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An endoscopic electrosurgical forceps apparatus, comprising:a proximal handle assembly comprising at least one actuating handle;
an outer tube having a longitudinal axis and a proximal end coupled to and extending from said proximal handle assembly;
an inner shaft slidably disposed in said outer tube, said inner shaft having a proximal end coupled to the proximal handle assembly;
wherein the inner shaft and outer tube are coupled to the proximal handle assembly such that actuation of the at least one actuating handle drives the inner shaft to translate axially within the outer tube along the longitudinal axis;
a pair of forceps tips each having a free distal end and a proximal end coupled to the inner shaft via an actuating member; and
a coupling member coupled to the actuating member and forceps tips;
said forceps tips being slidably coupled to said coupling member such that axial motion of the inner shaft within the outer tube as a result of operation of said proximal handle assembly drives the forceps tips to open and close with respect to each other;
wherein motion of the forceps tips from an open orientation to a closed orientation is substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis such that the distal ends of the forceps tips are constrained at the same axial location along the longitudinal axis;
wherein the forceps tips comprise bipolar electrosurgical electrodes configured to cauterize tissue in contact with the forceps tips;
wherein each of the forceps tips form a dovetail joint with respect to the coupling member;
wherein the dovetail joint constrains motion of the forceps tips orthogonally to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the actuating member is fixed to a distal end of the inner shaft;
wherein the coupling member is fixed to the outer tube; and
wherein the actuating member is configured to slideably reciprocate within an axial channel of the coupling member to drive actuation of the forceps tips.

US Pat. No. 10,111,685

METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR SELECTIVELY LOCKING PORTIONS OF A SEAL ASSEMBLY

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A seal assembly for a surgical access device, the seal assembly comprising:a lower housing configured to couple to a sleeve of the surgical access device;
an upper housing supported on the lower housing and movable relative to the lower housing between first and second rotational orientations to selectively secure the upper and lower housings together; and
a first lock component secured to the lower housing and a second lock component secured to the upper housing, the first lock component configured to move between a locked position to engage the second lock component and retain the upper and lower housings in the second rotational orientation to prevent removal of the upper housing from the lower housing, and an unlocked position to enable the upper housing to move to the first rotational orientation and enable the upper housing to be removed from the lower housing, the first lock component normally biased toward the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,656

TISSUE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A fastening system comprising:a first fastening member having a backspan and a set of lobes extending from the backspan configured to atraumatically pass through tissue;
a second fastening member having a backspan and a set of lobes extending from the backspan; and
a penetrating member including a first body, a set of teeth, and a first trailing wall, the first body being substantially planar and the first trailing wall extending orthogonal to a plane defined by the first body along a trailing edge of the first body, the set of teeth extending from a leading edge of the first body opposite the trailing edge of the first body and in the plane defined by the first body, the set of teeth configured to pierce and spread tissue over the set of lobes of the first fastening member, the first trailing wall configured to support the backspan of the first fastening member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,654

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SUTURING

EndoEvolution, LLC, Rayn...

1. A surgical suturing device having a proximal end and a distal end comprising:a) an arced suturing needle having a pointed leading end and a trailing end;
b) a suturing head disposed proximate the distal end of the device, the suturing head being configured to support the arced suturing needle therein, the arced suturing needle having a curved body, the curved body covering an arc greater than about 180°, wherein the arced suturing needle is disposed in and adapted and configured to be advanced along an arcuate path about an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis defined by the suturing device;
c) a reciprocating needle drive configured to advance the arced suturing needle along a first direction led by the leading end of the needle, wherein the needle drive includes a reciprocating drive wheel pivotally coupled at an outer radial region of the drive wheel to a proximal end of a first elongate arm, the first elongate arm having a distal end with a drive pawl attached thereto for engaging the arced suturing needle, the drive wheel and first elongate arm cooperating to drive the arced suturing needle about the axis of rotation in response to actuation of the reciprocating needle drive, wherein the distal end of the first elongate arm is movable along a path that is transverse to the longitudinal axis to direct the arced suturing needle about the axis of rotation, the reciprocating needle drive also including a second elongate arm configured and arrange to limit the range of rotational motion of the reciprocating drive wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,653

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR CLOSING HOLES IN BODY LUMENS

ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYS...

1. A device for closing an opening in a body lumen, comprising:an elongate member having a plurality of needle lumens;
a plurality of needles disposed within and advanceable from the plurality of needle lumens, a proximal end of the plurality of needles being mounted to a housing having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being separable to separate a first plurality of needles of the plurality of needles from a second plurality of needles of the plurality of needles;
a foot portion disposed distal a distal end of the plurality of needle lumens, the foot portion having a central axis; and
a plurality of feet slidably mounted on the foot portion and slidable both proximally along a length of the foot portion and radially away from the central axis of the foot portion, each foot of the plurality of feet having a cuff removably mounted therein.

US Pat. No. 10,111,623

MULTI-ELECTRODE MAPPING CATHETER

X-RHYTHM, LLC, Beachwood...

1. A multi-electrode mapping catheter for endocardial contact mapping of a heart chamber of a patient, the mapping catheter comprising:a flexible elongated catheter shaft having a proximal end, an outer surface, and a distal end;
an expandable mapping basket located at the distal end of the catheter shaft, the expandable mapping basket including a plurality of spaced-apart flexible splines, each flexible spline including a flex circuit affixed to a support layer made from a flexible substrate material, the flexible substrate material being resilient and shaped to bow outwardly to bias the basket to an expanded configuration for deployment for mapping by which the expandable mapping basket maintains the flex circuit in contact with the wall of the heart while accommodating wall motion of the beating heart;
wherein each flex circuit includes a first layer having a plurality of electrodes formed thereon and a metallic layer, the metallic layer including a plurality of conductors, each electrode of the first layer being connected to a separate conductor of the metallic layer, wherein the electrodes are located so as to be at an outer surface of the flex circuit and in contact with a wall of the heart chamber when deployed; and
wherein each flex circuit comprises a continuous single-piece electrical conductor that is directly in electrical contact with an electrode and that is mounted to the outer surface of the catheter shaft and extends along the entire elongated catheter shaft without interruption and without interim connection to any other electrical device and which terminates at the proximal end of the catheter shaft to thereby directly communicate signals received at the respective electrode to the proximal end of the catheter shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,111,622

EVALUATION OF THE QUALITY OF ELECTRODE CONTACT WITH A SKIN SURFACE

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A system comprising:an injection, a sense and a return skin-contacting electrode;
a current source, wherein the current source applies an AC test current to the injection skin-contacting electrode, the AC test current having a first polarity and a first magnitude,
a driven return coupled between the sense skin-contacting electrode and the return skin-contacting electrode, wherein the driven return accepts a return of the AC test current through the return skin-contacting electrode, wherein the driven return operates to keep a voltage at the sense skin contacting electrode centered at an isolated ground potential, and wherein the driven return generates a return current that is supplied to the injection skin-contacting electrode, the return current having a polarity opposite to the first polarity;
a processor, the processor executing instructions for performance of a simultaneous test to determine the quality of skin contact of both the injection and return skin-contacting electrodes, wherein execution of the instructions cause the processor to:
determine both a first differential voltage between the injection and sense skin-contacting electrodes and a second differential voltage between the sense and return skin-contacting electrodes after application of the AC test current and the return current; and
determine a first and second magnitude of a contact impedance for each of the injection and return skin-contacting electrodes, respectively, based on the first and second differential voltages, wherein the first and second magnitudes of contact impedance are representative of a quality of skin contact of the injection and return skin-contacting electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,111,616

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM FOR MONITORING SLEEP QUALITY AND APPARATUS THEREOF

NEUSOFT XIKANG ALPS (SHEN...

1. A method for monitoring sleep quality of a user, comprising:with a radio frequency (RF) sensor located in a specifically-programmed computer, collecting RF body movement signals of a user during sleep;
with the specifically-programmed computer, calculating body movement energy of a preset time-slot, based on the RF body movement signals collected during the preset time-slot, wherein the preset time-slot is one of a plurality of preset time-slots comprised in a preset estimation time-span;
with the programmed computer, calculating an estimation threshold of the preset estimation time-span, based on an average value of the body movement energy of the plurality of preset time-slots which are comprised in the preset estimation time-span;
with the programmed computer, determining a sleep state of the user in the preset time-slot based on a comparison between the body movement energy of the preset time-slot and the estimation threshold of the preset estimation time-span, wherein the determining of the sleep state includes determining the sleep state that is at least one of a stage of deep sleep, a stage of light sleep, a stage of intermediate sleep or an awake stage; and
monitoring the sleep quality of the user based on the determined sleep state of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,111,588

ANALYTE SENSOR TRANSCEIVER CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE TACTILE, VISUAL, AND/OR AURAL FEEDBACK

Senseonics, Incorporated,...

1. A transceiver for interfacing with an analyte sensor, the transceiver comprising:an interface device configured to convey a power signal to the analyte sensor and to receive data signals from the analyte sensor;
a battery;
a processor configured to calculate an analyte concentration value based on one or more of the received data signals from the analyte sensor;
a notification device including a vibration motor, wherein the notification device is configured to generate:
a vibrational signal having a first pattern if the calculated analyte concentration value has exceeded or has fallen below a threshold value, and
a vibrational signal having a second pattern different than the first pattern if a power level of the battery has fallen below a threshold; and
a communication circuit configured to transmit data to a smartphone, wherein the smartphone is configured to generate a vibrational signal.

US Pat. No. 10,111,584

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FIXATION MEASUREMENT WITH REFRACTION ERROR MEASUREMENT USING IMAGE SENSING DEVICES

REBISCAN, INC., Cambridg...

1. An apparatus for fixation measurement, the apparatus comprising:a projection apparatus configured to project a target image onto one or more retinas of one or more eyes of a patient; and
one or more image sensing devices disposed conjugate to the one or more retinas wherein the one or more image sensing devices are configured to capture a reflected image reflected from the one or more retinas in response to the target image and wherein the reflected image comprises a modified version of the target image as reflected from the one or more retinas and wherein one or more differences between the target image and the reflected image indicate fixation of the one or more eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,111,567

VACUUM CLEANER AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING STATE THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a suction part that is configured to receive dust; and
a cleaner body that is coupled to the suction part, that is configured to collect dust from the suction part based on suction force, and that includes:
a main body,
a suction motor that is configured to generate suction force,
a wheel that is coupled to a first surface of the main body and that is configured to rotate about an axis to move the main body,
a driving unit that is configured to generate driving force to move the wheel,
a display unit that is coupled to the wheel and that is configured to display operation state information of the vacuum cleaner, and
a controller that is configured to control the driving unit and the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,111,556

STEPLESS HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE GRILL

NINGBO KAIBO GROUP CO., L...

1. A stepless height-adjustable grill comprising:a base body (01) comprising a base (11) and a lower grilling disc (12);
an upper cover component (02) comprising an upper grilling disc (21) and an upper cover (22);
a handle (03) comprising a grip (31), a left connecting rod (32) and a right connecting rod (33), two ends of the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33) being in rotational connection with the base body (01), one of the left connecting rod (32) or right connecting rod (33) having a long hole (34);
the upper cover component (02) being rotationally connected between the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33);
an adjusting means for adjusting a height of the upper cover component (02) comprising:
an inclined rail (04) with a lock-up edge (05) disposed on one side of the base body (01);
a height fixing slider (06) being slidable in the long hole (34) of the left connecting rod (32) or the right connecting rod (33) and being positioned on the inclined rail (04);
a lock (07) with an release portion (71), which is provided with the height fixing slider (06), for hooking the bottom side of the lock-up edge (05) to realize interlocking; wherein the lock (07) is a seesaw lever which is connected to the height fixing slider (06) through a pin shaft (72), and the lower end of the seesaw lever is provided with a lock-up portion (73) for interlocking with the lock-up edge (05); wherein the release portion (71) is a pressing portion positioned at the upper end of the seesaw lever;
a spring (08) being supported between the upper end of the lock (07) and the height fixing slider (06);
wherein the height fixing slider (06) is positioned at any position on the inclined rail (04) to realize a stepless height adjustment the height of the upper cover component (02).

US Pat. No. 10,111,543

VERTICAL-SLIDE CLOTHES-HANGING DEVICE

SERVETTO S.R.L., Bovisio...

1. A vertical-slide clothes-hanging device (1) comprising: a horizontal rod (2) destined for receiving hanging clothes, said rod (2) being coupled with at least one activation element (3), said activation element (3) comprising:a lever (4) provided with a first free end, coupled with said horizontal rod (2),
a maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) at least partially supported and contained in a shell (6) fixable on a bearing surface, said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) being coupled with a second end of said lever (4),
said at least one lever (4) being movable by said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) between two terminal run-end positions, a first raised position substantially vertical, and a second lowered position substantially horizontal,
characterized in that
corresponding run-end dampers (7, 8) are provided in said terminal positions, suitable for damping a terminal run section of the lever (4)
said dampers (7, 8) being dampened cylinders with a sliding piston contained in the shell (6) and coupled with the same,
wherein, when the lever (4) is proximate to the lowered position, a first of said dampers (7) is coupled with the lever (4) to exert a first braking action, and wherein the maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) comprises an actuator (51) and an articulation element (52) interposed between said second end of said lever (4) and said actuator (51), said second damper (8) being coupled with said shell (6) and configured for acting on said articulation element (52).

US Pat. No. 10,111,535

EDGE STRUCTURE FOR BODY SUPPORT SURFACE

DAHTI, INC., Grand Rapid...

1. A body support surface comprising:a suspension component adapted to support an occupant and including a load-bearing fabric and a carrier attached thereto;
an edge structure secured to said carrier of said suspension component,
said edge structure having a lateral extent extending between an inner edge and an outer edge, said edge structure being unsupported along a lower extent thereof such that said edge structure includes a cantilevered portion, said carrier of said suspension component extending around said cantilevered portion from beneath said lower extent of said edge structure to an upper portion thereof, said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component extending inwardly beyond said inner edge,
said edge structure configured to bend along said lateral extent in a first direction in response to loads generated by said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component and a second direction opposed to said first direction in response to engagement of the occupant with said edge structure, and
said edge structure including a main beam and a segmented beam, said main beam spaced apart from and extending generally parallel to said segmented beam, said main beam being generally continuous, said segmented beam being discontinuous and having a plurality of segments, said segments collectively forming a compression member when said edge structure bends in said first direction and capable of moving away from one another when said edge structure bends is said second direction, said edge structure having a resistance to bending in said first direction and a resistance to bending in said second direction, said main beam and said segmented beam cooperating such that said resistance to bending in said first direction is substantially greater than said resistance to bending in said second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,532

HEAT AND FLAME-RESISTANCE MATERIALS AND UPHOLSTERED ARTICLES INCORPORATING SAME

Precision Fabrics Group, ...

1. A barrier material consisting of a single layer of a needle punched nonwoven fabric,wherein the needle punched nonwoven fabric comprises cellulosic fibers and polyester fibers, has a basis weight ranging from about 3 to about 8 ounces per square yard, and is treated with a flame retardant finish or coating,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating comprises one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of phosphorous compounds and nitrogen compounds,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating is applied to the needle punched nonwoven fabric in an amount ranging from about 15 to about 130 percent solids, based upon the weight of the needle punched nonwoven fabric, and
wherein the barrier material has a thickness ranging from about 0.01 to about 0.15 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,111,531

MATTRESS ASSEMBLY

LANGEL SYSTEM INTERNATION...

1. A mattress assembly comprising:a main mattress;
a supplement mattress attached thereto, the supplement mattress having a main body having at least one lateral extension connected thereto; and
a tubular structure configured to be fixedly attached to and disposed along the entire perimeter of the supplement mattress, a first portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the perimeter of the main body, and a second portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the at least one lateral extension, and the second portion of the tubular structure disposed being hingedly attached to the first portion of the tubular structure;
said at least one lateral extension forming an extension surface in a horizontal plane to the main body when rotated 90° or forming an extension surface perpendicular thereto when rotated 180°, in collaboration with the tubular structure provided along the perimeter of the supplement mattress.

US Pat. No. 10,111,526

PRESSURE-RELIEF PILLOWS

BANYAN LICENSING L.L.C., ...

1. A device for reducing pressure, comprising:a body having a first, second and third lateral sides, a first surface, and a second surface, at least a portion of the first surface defining a first aperture therein and at least a portion of the first surface defining a second aperture therein, wherein the body extends along the entire perimeter of the second aperture, and wherein at least a portion of the first aperture impinges at least a portion of the second aperture; and
a first lobe extending from the body approximate the intersection of the first and second lateral sides so to define a first corner, the first lobe defining a first surface and a second surface and wherein the first lobe has a thickness comprising the distance between the closest points of the first surface and the second surface of the first lobe;
a second lobe extending from the body approximate the intersection of the second and third lateral sides so to define a second corner, the second lobe defining a first surface and a second surface and wherein the second lobe has a thickness comprising the distance between the closest points of the first surface and the second surface of the second lobe;
wherein the thickness of the second lobe is less than the thickness of the first lobe and wherein the second surface of the first and second lobes are substantially planar with the respective portion of the second surface of the body that is adjacent the first and second lobes, respectively, to thereby provide stability and support for a user sitting on the device by reducing movement of the device; and
a gel pack structured to be inserted into at least one of the first aperture and second aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,111,523

TABLE SYSTEM

1. A workplace system comprising:at least two workplace pieces of furniture which make a work surface available, wherein
the workplace pieces of furniture are connected to one another by a rotary, movable connection means, the rotary, movable connection means runs along a floor;
wherein each workplace piece of furniture comprises a V-shaped foot including two foot sections oriented at an angle ? relative to one another, wherein the feet are arranged adjacent to a lower end of a standing leg; and
a foot section of each foot forms a connection arm of the rotary, movable connection means.

US Pat. No. 10,111,521

ADJUSTABLE ROTARY SHELF ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE

Hardware Resources, Inc.,...

1. A rotary shelf assembly for a blind corner cabinet having a front panel with an edge adjacent an opening, the assembly comprising:a first frame bracket, having one or more flanges, configured to be mounted to the front panel;
a first rotary coupling connected to the first frame bracket;
a rod engaged with the first frame bracket and the first rotary coupling;
a first rotary support, moveably positioned about the rod, and rotatably engaged with the first rotary coupling;
a first set of slide assemblies adjustably attached to a first set of mounting points in the first rotary support;
a first shelf connected to the first set of slide assemblies; and,
wherein the first shelf is capable of rotating about the rod from a stowed position within the blind corner cabinet and extending along the first set of slide assemblies to a deployed position through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,111,512

COSMETIC POT HAVING A LID WITH A TRANSLATIONALLY MOVED COUPLING ELEMENT

CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE, N...

1. A cosmetic pot comprising:a base comprising a neck provided with at least one peripheral indentation; and
a lid configured to close the base, said lid comprising:
an inside part comprising a coupling plate; and
an outside part comprising a cap;
the coupling plate and the cap being rotatably mounted in relation to each other, such that the lid is configured to adopt a resting position and an opening position and the coupling plate and the cap are turned in relation to each other in relation to the resting position;
the cap comprising a radial cam, the radial cam being defined by a profile forming at least one projecting active zone;
the coupling plate comprising:
a support;
at least one coupling member mounted on the support and movable in translation in relation to the support;
the at least one coupling member comprising a claw and a cam follower, the cam follower being in contact with the radial cam of the cap;
the at least one coupling member being configured to adopt at least a first position when the lid is in the resting position and a second position when the lid is in the opening position;
the second position being a position in which the cam follower of the coupling member cooperates with the at least one projecting active zone of the radial cam and in which the at least one coupling member, in the second position, is configured to be translated in relation to the first position; and
at least one coupling return member linked to the at least one coupling member and to the support, the at least one coupling return member being configured to automatically return the at least one coupling member to the first position; and
the claw of the at least one coupling member of the lid being engaged in the at least one indentation of the neck of the base when the lid is in the resting position and the pot is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,509

EPILATOR

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An epilator for removing body hair, the epilator comprising a body and a plucking cylinder which is rotatable about a rotation axis for plucking hair, wherein the plucking cylinder is mounted in or on the body such that the plucking cylinder is movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one elastically deformable element biasing the plucking cylinder into the extended position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one roller arrangement comprising at least one further elastically deformable element and at least two rollers mounted on the same side of the body as the plucking cylinder with the plucking cylinder interposed between the rollers, which rollers are movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, with the further elastically deformable element biasing the rollers into the extended position, wherein the rollers, the plucking cylinder, and the elastically deformable elements are arranged and adapted such that when pressing the rollers and the plucking cylinder to a flat surface a force exerted by the rollers exceeds a force exerted by the plucking cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,506

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A WALKER

Michael J. Brenner, St. ...

1. A display device for a walker comprising:a panel having a front surface, a back surface, a left side, a right side, an upper side, a lower side, and printed matter printed on the front surface;
a first left side attachment device and a second left side attachment device each extending out from the left side of the panel;
a first right side attachment device and a second right side attachment device each extending out from the right side of the panel;
an upper attachment device extending out from the upper side;
a lower attachment device extending out from the lower side; and
an adjustable back attachment device comprising a portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel, a first tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of hook material, a second tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of loop material with the portion of loop material of the second end of the second tab member for mating with the portion of hook material of the second end of the first tab member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,495

VENTILATED SHOE

GEOX S.p.A., Montebellun...

1. A ventilated shoe, comprising:a sole; and
an upper assembly associated therewith in an upper region, the upper assembly comprising:
an external upper, with which an inner lining is associated which is constituted at least partly by a first element that defines at least one interspace that separates a foot of a user from the external upper and including preferential passages for sweat that moves away from the foot of the user toward an upper external edge of the shoe,
a breathable insole, joined perimetrically at least to the inner lining,
wherein the preferential passages are defined by a series of channels that facilitate rise of sweat in a vapor phase upwardly from below, and
wherein each of the channels is open in a direction of the foot of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,111,491

SHOE SOLE, INSOLE OF SHOE, MAIN SOLE OF SHOE, AND SHOE

Diatex Co., Ltd., Tokyo ...

1. A shoe sole formed of a layered sheet of a plurality of cloths wherein; the cloths formed of a strand of an oriented thermoplastic resin; and the plurality of cloths are integrated by heating and compressing;wherein the strand contains a low-melting point resin component whose melting point is the same as or lower than the heating temperature and a high-melting point resin component whose melting point is higher than the heating temperature;
wherein the low-melting point resin component and the high-melting point resin component are polyolefin; and
wherein the integrated layered sheet is formed by disposing an adhesive film between a plurality of the cloths and melting part or all of the adhesive film.

US Pat. No. 10,111,487

WEARABLE ITEMS HAVING WEAR-SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS OR INDICIA FOR INFLUENCING AN EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE

Hampton Technology Resour...

1. A footwear item configured to present a progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of a subject, comprising:a substrate;
a wear-susceptible area incorporated into the substrate and including a pre-stressed area with a weaker material strength than the substrate; and
a marking integrated into the wear-susceptible area configured to present the progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of the subject that the marking represents;
wherein the pre-stressed area has a two-dimensional area that is generally coextensive with the wear-susceptible area or the marking.

US Pat. No. 10,111,485

DEVICE FOR REDUCING HEAD AND NECK INJURY FOR HELMET WEARER

Scott W. Nagely, Denver,...

1. A motion restrictor device to be worn with a protective helmet so as to reduce the risk of head or spine injury caused by injurious movement of the helmet, said motion restrictor device comprising:a harness wearable by a user of the helmet;
a helmet-engaging component supported on the harness,
said helmet-engaging component presenting laterally spaced apart, fore-and-aft extending helmet-engagement surfaces positioned on opposite sides of the neck of the user when the device is worn,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being configured to shift along a range of motion while in contact with the helmet as the helmet moves,
said helmet-engaging component being operable to yieldably bias each of the helmet-engagement surfaces toward the helmet when the device is worn, such that contact with the helmet is maintained as the helmet-engagement surface shifts through the range of motion, and
a brake assembly operable to restrict shifting of at least one of the helmet-engagement surfaces in response to injurious movement of the helmet,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being shiftable against the yieldable bias into a stored position,
said harness including a releasable latch operable to removably secure each helmet-engagement surface in the stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,484

HELMET WITH HIDDEN LIGHT SOURCE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

SHENZHEN QIANHAI LIVALL I...

4. A helmet with a hidden light source, comprising:a helmet housing comprising a transparent base film, a lightproof ink layer and a light transmitting ink layer in sequence, wherein the base film comprises a first portion and an adjacent second portion, the lightproof ink layer comprises a mesh-like third portion corresponding to the first portion and a fourth portion corresponding to the second portion;
at least one light source attached on the light transmitting ink layer and corresponding to the mesh-like third portion; and
a helmet base covering the at least one light source and the light transmitting ink layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,479

METHOD OF SECURING FABRIC IN A DECORATIVE MANNER

9. A method of using a fashion accessory tool, comprising:securing fabric in the fashion accessory tool between a base plate and an arm pivotally attached to the base plate by a first extendable feature at a first end of the arm and a first end of the base plate, wherein securing comprises fastening the arm at a second end of the arm to a second end of the base plate, wherein a second extendable feature is between the second end of the base plate and a fastener on the second end of the base plate; and
weaving the fabric through at least two openings in the arm, wherein the fabric can be adjusted after securing the fabric in the fashion accessory tool by further pulling the fabric through the at least two openings.

US Pat. No. 10,111,476

ERGONOMIC GRIPPING ACTIVITIES GLOVE

BioGrip, Inc., Sacrament...

1. An ergonomic glove comprising:a thumb support including:
a bottom surface adapted to extend across distal and proximal phalanges of a thumb of a human wearing the ergonomic glove, wherein the bottom surface is concave in lateral disposition configured to form a convexity of the thumb while adapted to partially encircle the wearer's thumb;
a side portion;
an arched over segment extending transversely to the bottom surface and adapted to engage the thumb on a side closest to the metacarpophalangeal crease of an index finger portion adjacent to the thumb;
an insert including:
a palm portion;
four finger portions, one for each of four fingers, wherein the four finger portions include an index finger portion, a middle finger portion, a ring finger portion and a little finger portion;
an intermediate portion comprising four creases, one for each respective finger portion, wherein each crease includes a crevice, one for each respective finger portion, wherein from the little finger portion toward the index finger portion, the crevice for each respective finger portion gets shallower.

US Pat. No. 10,111,468

VAPORIZATION DEVICE

DB INNOVATION INC., Chic...

1. A vaporization device comprising:a body configured to house at least two pens in a cavity inside the body:
the at least two pens, each pen comprising a battery, a sensor and a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the battery is operatively connected to the PCB and a coil, having a first end adjacent and contiguous with a mouthpiece, and a second end adjacent and contiguous with a ventilated end,
each pen further comprising a plurality of vaporization chambers, each chamber comprising a coil for vaporization and operatively connected to the PCB and battery for controlling the temperature of the coil of each chamber over a vaporization time, wherein each coil can be different from another coil;
a mouthpiece having an aperture at a first end of the mouthpiece extending into a vapor port which is operatively connected to the plurality of vaporization chambers of the at least two pens at a second mouthpiece end opposing the mouthpiece aperture;
wherein the body comprises a plurality of airflow apertures for the at least two pens, adjacent to the ventilated end of the at least two pens, and is configured to direct aft flow through the device;
wherein a plurality of tanks each with a reservoir configured to contain an e-liquid operatively connected to a vaporization chamber; and
wherein the mouthpiece and tanks are removable, and the batteries are rechargeable.

US Pat. No. 10,111,460

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOM ROLLING A SMOKABLE PRODUCT

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A kit for creating a custom rolled smokable product, comprising:(a) at least one form mandrel;
(b) at least one smokable sheet, the at least one smokable sheet being in a partially pre-rolled state, with a longitudinal containment volume and edges that can be moved apart to provide access to the containment volume for adding a smokable filler to the longitudinal containment volume;
(c) the at least one form mandrel being connected to and supporting the at least one smokable sheet in the partially pre-rolled state, wherein the at least one form mandrel has a slit and the connection is made by the at least one sheet being partially inserted into the slit; and
(d) the smokable filler added to the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the connected form mandrel substantially remains in the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the form mandrel can be disconnected from the at least one smokable sheet and/or custom rolled smoking article by sliding the form mandrel relative to at least one smokable sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,111,430

INSECTICIDAL POLYMER MATRIX COMPRISING PBO AND DM

Vestergaard SA, Lausanne...

1. An insecticidal polymer matrix made with material having piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and deltamethrin (DM) as part of the material for migration of the PBO and the DM from inside the material to the surface of the matrix, wherein a ratio of content of PBO to content of DM in terms of weight is higher than 3, weight content of DM is between 1 g and 6 g per 1 kg of polymer, and wherein the insecticidal matrix is in a monofilament form with a diameter of between 0.05 mm and 0.35 mm, wherein the insecticidal matrix is in the form of a yarn as part of a roof of a bed net with side walls made of multifilament polyester with an insecticidal coating, and wherein the polymer is a thermoplastic polymer, wherein the insecticidal coating is an impregnation with deltamethrin (DM) and without piperonyl butoxide (PBO).

US Pat. No. 10,111,428

NEMATOCIDE CONTAINING LACTONIC RING AND PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

SHANDONG UNITED PESTICIDE...

1. A nematocide having the following formula I:
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, alkyl containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxyphenyl, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more chlorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more fluorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, nitryl, and amido; and
R6 is selected from the group the consisting of hydrogen, fluorine and chlorine.

US Pat. No. 10,111,418

ORGAN PERFUSION SYSTEM AND DEVICE

Perfusion Solutions Pty L...

1. A device for use in evaluation, transportation or storage of a donor heart, wherein the device comprises:a first membrane and at least one further membrane such that the first membrane is encapsulated by the at least one further membrane forming a sterile field around the heart;
a plurality of connectors forming a stack, the stack comprising a first connector, a second connector and a third connector;
wherein the first connector is adapted to secure and engage the aorta of the heart; and
wherein the second connector and the third connector are engaged with the first membrane and the at least one further membrane, respectively, the first connector configured to partially suspend the heart and adapted to allow for delivery of perfusion fluid to the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,111,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND VISUALLY DEPICTING SPRAY BAND LENGTH OF AN AGRICULTURAL FLUID APPLICATION SYSTEM

CAPSTAN AG SYSTEMS, INC.,...

18. A planter system for planting seeds and spraying a fluid, the planter system comprising:a seeder assembly including a seed meter configured to dispense seeds through a seed tube;
a nozzle assembly configured to spray the fluid in response to receiving a control signal;
a sensor configured to transmit a detection signal upon detection of a seed passing through the seed tube;
a user interface configured to receive input from an operator; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the sensor to receive the detection signal from the sensor, the control system configured to transmit the control signal to the nozzle assembly at least in part in response to reception of the detection signal, the control system further configured to determine a fluid band length of fluid dispensed by the nozzle assembly along a direction of travel of the planter system and an offset distance of the fluid band length from a target seed dispensed from the planter system based at least in part on information input by the operator to the user interface;
wherein the user interface displays a graphic representation of the fluid band length and the offset distance relative to the target seed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,413

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TAKING UP FISH FROM A BODY OF WATER

Sea Soul AS, Fyllingsdal...

1. A method for taking fish up from a body of water, the method comprising:providing a duct having a lower open end below the water surface and an upper open end arranged at a floating working platform above sea level;
introducing water into the duct from the upper open end to give a water stream from the upper open end of the duct to the lower open end of the duct;
allowing the fish to swim up in the duct against the water stream therein; and
wherein the incoming water is directed to flow into the duct and the fish is separated from the flowing via a grating inclining upwards from the top end of the duct to a separation plate arranged above the water level in the duct.

US Pat. No. 10,111,388

SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR HAY BALERS WITH LIQUID COATED HAY BALE FORMING ZONE

Elmo Park Pty. Ltd., Wes...

1. A square or rectangular hay baler including:a fore and aft hay bale forming zone having inwardly facing surfaces which define a square or rectangular internal cross-section;
a cut vegetation pick up and delivery arrangement arranged to deliver cut vegetation to said hay bale forming zone;
a compression plunger movable in the fore and aft direction and arranged to compress cut vegetation into a square or rectangular bale in said hay bale forming zone;
a reservoir arranged to retain a supply of non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant; and
a pump arranged to pump said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant from said reservoir at a supply pressure to one or more discharge outlets in said hay baler,
wherein a plurality of discharge outlets are mounted to or adjacent said fore and aft hay bale forming zone, each of said discharge outlets being connected to said pump, and
whereby, in use, said discharge outlets deliver said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant in an outward direction so that said inwardly facing surfaces of said fore and aft hay bale forming zone are at least partially coated with said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant.

US Pat. No. 10,111,385

NUT HARVESTER WITH SEPARATING DISKS

Jackrabbit, Ripon, CA (U...

1. A nut harvester, comprising:a power take off;
a fan assembly;
a hydraulic pump;
a hydraulic motor;
a crop product collection mechanism;
an exit conveyor;
a mechanical connection between the hydraulic motor and a roller assembly; andthe roller assembly including:a first rotational shaft mounted to a frame, wherein the first rotational shaft coincides with a first rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon;
a second rotational shaft mounted to the frame parallel to the first rotational shaft, wherein the second rotational shaft coincides with a second rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon; and
the plurality of disks, each including:
a non-circular body;
a hole extending through the body and defining a first rotational axis;
a first segment of the body including a first outside perimeter and a first segment thickness; and
a second segment of the body adjacent to a first face of the first segment, the second segment including a second outside perimeter smaller than the first outside perimeter and a second segment thickness greater than the first segment thickness;
wherein:
the plurality of disks are configured to cooperate with disks mounted adjacent along the first rotational shaft and disks mounted along the second rotational shaft, whereby a first axial gap and a second axial gap between cooperating adjacent disks along the first rotational shaft combine to equal the second segment thickness minus the first segment thickness, and a radial gap is defined by a distance between the first outside perimeter of disks mounted along the first rotational shaft and the second outside perimeter of cooperating disks mounted along the second rotational shaft; and
wherein the first axial gap, second axial gap, and radial gap are effectively constant during rotation of the first and second rotational shafts for uniform separation of crop product from debris.

US Pat. No. 10,111,379

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING HEADER SPEED OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:a frame;
a plurality of wheels attached to the frame;
a ground speed control actuator configured to rotate at least one of said plurality of wheels to effectuate movement of the agricultural vehicle at a desired ground speed;
a harvesting header attached to the frame, the header comprising a plurality of rotary cutters, wherein each rotary cutter has a rotating disc with at least one blade extending therefrom, said blade configured for cutting crops;
a rock guard mounted below the rotating discs of the header;
a header actuator configured to actuate rotation of each of the rotating discs; and
a processor configured for:
monitoring said ground speed of the agricultural vehicle;
calculating a threshold ground speed based on a predetermined maximum cut length for a particular crop or a particular crop condition, wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one of the threshold ground speed and the maximum cut length based at least partially on a quantity of blades of each cutter and a distance the blades project forward of the rock guard;
comparing the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle with the threshold ground speed;
commanding the header actuator to rotate the discs at a constant predetermined rotational speed if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is below the threshold ground speed; and
commanding the header actuator to increase rotational speed of the rotating discs in proportion to the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is above the threshold ground speed.
US Pat. No. 10,111,830

HETEROGENEOUS IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR DRUG DELIVERY

TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. An implantable device for delivery of a pharmaceutical substance to a patient, comprising:a rod-shaped core comprising a core polymeric material wherein the core does not comprise a pharmaceutical substance, wherein the core polymeric material is ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), and wherein the core has a diameter of about 0.5 mm to about 3.5 mm;
a first layer comprising a first-layer pharmaceutical substance and EVA surrounding the core; and
one or more additional layers, wherein each of the one or more additional layers comprise an independently selected additional pharmaceutical substance and EVA in a blend,
wherein the EVA has a flexural strength when unblended with pharmaceutical substance,
wherein the blend of the additional pharmaceutical substance and the EVA in each of the one or more additional layers has about 20% to 90% of the flexural strength of the EVA unblended with pharmaceutical substance;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are the same or different;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are released through pores that open to the surface of the device; and
wherein the outermost layer of the device comprises at least one of the additional pharmaceutical substances.
US Pat. No. 10,111,831

CHEWABLE VEHICLE FOR MOUTH ABSORPTION

TECHNOLOGIES KHLOROS INC....

1. A chewable composition for buccal mucosal absorption of a pharmacologically active ingredient in a subject wherein said chewable composition comprises:a particulate amalgam matrix comprising:
a gum base in particulate form
the active ingredient in powder form; and
sugar particles containing entrapped-CO2, the sugar particles having a diameter between about 0.5 mm and about 1 mm;
in admixture with a modulatory mixture comprising lecithin; and a texture modulator selected from the group consisting of Candelilia wax and Carnauba wax support, wherein lecithin or lauric acid and said texture modulator waxes are in a ratio suitable to achieve a melting point of about 36° C.wherein said chewable composition, is suitable for increasing the absorption of the active ingredient in the buccal mucosa by at least about 2 x after being chewed for 30 to 120 seconds as compared to a particulate composition devoid of the sugar particles and modulatory mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,111,834

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AN ACTIVE AGENT TO THE PLEURA OF A PATIENT

TDL Innovations, LLC, Pr...

1. A method for administering an active agent to a parietal pleura and/or a visceral pleura of a patient comprising:preparing a composition comprising a foamable liquid and the active agent;
incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent;
introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the parietal pleura and the visceral pleura; and
contacting the parietal pleura and/or the visceral pleura with the foam for a sufficient amount of time to deliver the active agent and cause the fusion of the parietal pleura with the visceral pleura to reduce a volume of the pleural cavity,
wherein the foam does not form a cross-linked polymer network.
US Pat. No. 10,111,843

METHODS FOR TREATING BRAIN INJURY

Hough Ear Institute, Okl...

1. A method for increasing the bioavailability of a compound in the central nervous system, the method comprising the steps of:administering 2,4-disulfonyl a-phenyl tertiary butyl nitrone to an organism in an amount sufficient to increase blood-brain barrier permeability; and
administering the compound to the organism either concurrently or following administration of 2,4-disulfonyl a-phenyl tertiary butyl nitrone.
US Pat. No. 10,112,356

METHOD OF PRODUCING A FILAMENT WOUND CURVED PRODUCT AND PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREBY

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A filament winding process for producing a 3D curved product comprising: (a) winding a plurality of reinforcing elements having a tensile strength of at least 1.6 GPa onto a mandrel which substantially approximates an inner shape of the 3D curved product to form a 3D curved fiber structure preform having a shape which substantially approximates the 3D curved product, (b) impregnating the plurality of reinforcing elements or the 3D curved fiber structure preform with a polymer matrix comprised of a solution and/or a dispersion of a polymer in a carrier fluid, (c) at least partly evaporating the carrier fluid from the solution and/or dispersion during and/or after winding the reinforcing elements onto the mandrel according to step (a), (d) consolidating the 3D curved fiber structure preform under elevated pressure onto the mandrel to thereby form the 3D curved fiber structure preform having a shape which substantially approximates the 3D curved product, (e) cutting the 3D curved fiber structure preform thereby also removing the mandrel, and (f) subjecting the fiber structure to a subsequent pressing process at elevated temperature and pressure to form the 3D curved product, wherein the reinforcing elements are present in an amount of at least 85% of the total mass of the 3D curved product.
US Pat. No. 10,111,847

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING VASCULAR INJURY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of reducing inflammatory response of vascular smooth muscle cells of a vascular wall to vascular injury or restenosis of a vascular wall following injury, the method comprising:positioning a vascular device at or adjacent the vascular wall,
wherein the vascular device releases a pro-resolving lipid mediator in an amount sufficient to reduce the inflammatory response to the vascular injury or restenosis of the vascular wall,
wherein the vascular device is a stent or a perivascular wrap,
wherein the pro-resolving lipid mediator comprises Maresin-1, RvD1, or RvD2.
US Pat. No. 10,112,369

TRANSPARENT MULTILAYER FILM CONTAINING POLY(METH)ACRYLIMIDE-BASED RESIN LAYER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID TRANSPARENT MULTILAYER FILM

RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION...

1. A transparent multilayer film, comprising:a first poly(meth)acrylimide resin layer (?1);
an aromatic polycarbonate resin layer ((?); and
a second poly(meth)acrylimide resin layer (?2), the layers being laminated directly in this order,
wherein the transparent multilayer film satisfies the following requirements (i), (ii) and (iii):
(i) a total light transmittance of higher than 90%;
(ii) (ii) a haze of 2.0% or lower; and
(iii) a retardation of 50 nm or lower.
US Pat. No. 10,113,139

SOLID FABRIC CONDITIONER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A solid fabric softening composition comprising:(a) from about 5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of one or more surfactants;
(b) from about 5 wt. % to about 20 wt. % of a polyethylene glycol with a molecular weight of 4000 (PEG-4000) or 8000 (PEG-8000) and about 19 wt. % to about 30 wt. % of urea as solidification agents; and
(c) from about 30 wt. % to about 45 wt. % of a quaternary ammonium component and about 5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of an amino-functional silicone compound,
wherein the surfactants are a C10-C16 alcohol ethoxylate or mixtures thereof;
wherein the ester quaternary ammonium component is methyl bis[ethyl (tallowate)]-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium; and
wherein a ratio of the ester quaternary ammonium component to amino-functional silicone compound is between about 3:1 to about 9:1.
US Pat. No. 10,113,395

ORGANOPHILIC NANOPARTICLES IN DIRECT EMULSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE AS WELLBORE DRILLING FLUIDS

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

14. A direct emulsion fluid comprising:an aqueous continuous phase;
an oleaginous discontinuous phase;
a phospholipid surfactant stabilizing the oleaginous discontinuous phase within the aqueous continuous phase; and
a viscosifier.
US Pat. No. 10,111,865

METHODS OF SEDATION DURING CRITICAL CARE TREATMENT

OVID THERAPEUTICS INC., ...

1. A method of sedating a patient undergoing critical care treatment comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition of gaboxadol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,113,405

METHOD AND MATERIALS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH DELAYED CROSSLINKING OF GELLING AGENTS

Independence Oilfield Che...

1. A method of generating a fracture network within a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, the subterranean formation having a permeability less than 10 mD, the method comprising:(A) pumping into the wellbore under shear an aqueous well treatment fluid comprising a crosslinking agent and a water-soluble gellant and delaying crosslinking between the crosslinking agent and the water-soluble gellant during pumping, wherein:
(a) the aqueous well treatment fluid when pumped into the wellbore has a viscosity less than 20 cP at 40 sec?1;
(b) the aqueous well treatment fluid comprises a non-aqueous slurry and the water-soluble gellant, wherein the non-aqueous slurry comprises (i) a non-aqueous liquid immiscible in water; (ii) an oil-wetting surface active material; and (iii) the crosslinking agent;
(c) the amount of the water-soluble gellant in the aqueous well treatment fluid is from about 6 to about 15 lb/1000 gal water; and
(d) the aqueous well treatment fluid increases in viscosity by forming a crosslinked gel from the water-soluble gellant and the crosslinking agent; and
(B) reducing the viscosity of the aqueous well treatment fluid by thermally thinning the aqueous well treatment fluid under in-situ conditions and generating a fracture network within the formation from the thermally thinned aqueous well treatment fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,621

DISPOSABLE PRINTED CONDUCTIVE LEAD ELEMENTS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Nikohed USA Inc., Hatbor...

1. A conductive lead for connecting a medical sensor to a machine, said conductive lead comprising:a dielectric flexible substrate extending a first length between a first end and a second end;
a first contact pad printed on said dielectric flexible substrate proximate said first end;
a second contact pad printed on said dielectric flexible substrate proximate said second end;
a connection line that extends said first length to create a single electrical pathway from said first contact pad to said second contact pad, wherein said first contact pad, said second contact pad and said connection line are all printed from a common conductive ink;
peel-away protective covers that cover said first contact pad and said second contact pad; and
an insulation layer applied over said peel-way protective covers and said connection line, wherein said peel-way protective covers and said connection line are interposed between said flexible substrate and said insulation layer, wherein said first contact pad and said second contact pad can be exposed by removal of said peel-away protective covers.
US Pat. No. 10,113,161

MUTANT GLUTAMATE-CYSTEINE LIGASE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GAMMA GLUTAMYL-VALYL-GLYCINE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing ?-Glu-Val and/or a salt thereof, the method comprising:contacting a mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase with Glu and Val to produce ?-Glu-Val and/or a salt thereof,
wherein the mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 wherein the amino acid residue corresponding to at least one residue selected from the group consisting of L135, Q144, Y241, N243, and Y300 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is mutated to a different amino acid in the mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase, and
wherein the mutant has ?-glutamylvaline synthetase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,113,173

PROMOTER EXHIBITING HIGH EXPRESSION ACTIVITY IN MORTIERELLA MICROORGANISMS

SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A vector comprising a polynucleotide selected from:(a) a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO:11 and SEQ ID NO: 12; or
(b) a polynucleotide which has a nucleotide sequence sharing an identity of 90% or more with any one nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO:11 and SEQ ID NO: 12 and which shows promoter activity in cells of microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella.
US Pat. No. 10,111,895

ANDROGEN EFFECTORS

Suzanne J. Paxton-Pierson...

1. A novel androgen effector method for treating diseases, these diseases selected from the list consisting of low androgenicity, low ergogenisis, male andropause, male climacteric, low anabolism, low metabolism, low catabolism, low libido in males, low muscle tone, low muscle development, erectile dysfunction, low facial hair, low libido in females and female menopause, the method consisting essentially of administering to a human or mammal subject in need thereof, a therapeutic composition or formulation consisting essentially of a therapeutically effective amount of the testosterone mimetic androgen receptor agonist protogracillin as an active principle, plus one or more excipients, said formulation optionally being combined with one or more agents selected from the list consisting of alpha-linolenic acid, alpha terpineol, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, androstenedione, Angelica Tenuissima, arachidonic acid, artocarpin, beta-sitosterol, biochanin-A, boron, Castanea sativa, Cichorium intybus, coconut medium chain fatty acids, Cyperus rotundus, daidzein, dehydroepiandrosterone, dioscin, Dioscorea collettii, Dioscorea deltoidea, Dioscorea pseudojaponica, Dioscorea septemloba, Dioscorea zingiberensis, dutasteride, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, escins, estrogens, fenugreek, finasteride, flutamide, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), genistein, glabradin, glabrene, gracillin, icariin, leucoanthocyanidin, licochalcone A, linoleic acid, licorice, myristoleic acid, Nelumbo nucifera, octacosanol, oleic acid, Paeonia suffruticosa, palm fruit kernel, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, Panax japonicas, papaverine, Paris polyphylla, perennisosides, Perilla sikokiana, PDE5 inhibitors, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, phytosterols, Primula root, progesterone, prostaglandin E2, protodioscin, pumpkin seed extract, Pygium africanum, Quaiilla bark, Saponaria officinalis, S. Flavescens, secoisolariciresinol, Senega root, Serenoa repens, sildenafil, solasodine, stearic acid, testosterone, testosterone receptor agonists, unsaturated fatty acids vasoactive intestinal polypeptide or VIP, and Yucca via an effective dosage form in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle; wherein protogracillin is a direct androgen mimetic, xenoandrogen, or agonist of androgen receptor to provide androgenic effect, and whereby androgen receptor stimulation is increased by protogracillin.
US Pat. No. 10,113,177

YIELD IMPROVEMENT IN PLANTS

Koch Biological Solutions...

1. A transgenic plant having greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency than a control plant;wherein the transgenic plant comprises an exogenous recombinant polynucleotide comprising a photosynthetic tissue-enhanced promoter which is operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
wherein the promoter regulates expression of the polypeptide in a photosynthetic tissue to a level that is effective in conferring greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency in the transgenic plant relative to the control plant;
wherein the control plant does not comprise the recombinant polynucleotide; wherein the promoter does not regulate protein expression in a constitutive manner; and wherein expression of the polypeptide under the regulatory control of the promoter confers greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency in the transgenic plant relative to the control plant.
US Pat. No. 10,111,899

INTRAPULMONARY ADMINISTRATION OF POLYNUCLEOTIDE TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 9 AGONISTS FOR TREATING CANCER OF THE LUNG

Dynavax Technologies Corp...

1. An isolated polynucleotide, wherein the polynucleotide consists of SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, or SEQ ID NO:9, and wherein at least one internucleotide linkage is a phosphorothioate linkage.
US Pat. No. 10,115,490

METHOD FOR NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE AND MONITORING

MWD-IP Holdings, LLC, Da...

1. A waste storage method, comprising:storing nuclear waste, including:
identifying a subterranean storage site location having a shale rock layer, the layer having an expected fluid overpressure in a range corresponding to greater than hydrostatic pressure to less than lithostatic pressure from overlying rock layers;
forming a storage borehole, with an end segment of the storage borehole located within the layer;
measuring the fluid pressure in the end segment of the storage borehole; and
if the measured fluid pressure in the end segment of the storage borehole is in the expected fluid overpressure range:
forming a monitoring borehole in the layer with an end segment of each of the monitoring boreholes being in a vicinity of the end segment of the storage borehole and
storing nuclear waste in the end segment of the storage borehole.
US Pat. No. 10,116,004

ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM BATTERY FOR SOLID STATE DRIVE BACKUP POWER AND LITHIUM BATTERY FOR SOLID STATE DRIVE BACKUP POWER INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium battery for solid state drive backup power, the electrolyte comprising:propylene carbonate;
ethylene carbonate;
diethyl carbonate; and
LiBF4, wherein:
the propylene carbonate is present in an amount of about 20 parts by weight to about 50 parts by weight, the ethylene carbonate is present in an amount of about 40 parts by weight to about 90 parts by weight, and the diethyl carbonate is present in an amount of about 1 part by weight to 10 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the combined propylene carbonate, ethylene carbonate, and diethylene carbonate, and
the electrolyte contains the LiBF4 in a molar concentration of about 0.8 M to about 1.2 M.
US Pat. No. 10,111,904

MICRON-SIZED GOLD, KIT COMPRISING SAID GOLD AND ITS USE AS A NON-TOXIC IMMUNE SUPPRESSOR

Berlock ApS, Aarhus C (D...

4. Medical device, for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, said medical device being obtainable by a method comprising the steps ofproviding a capped vial comprising solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes and at least one glass bead having a diameter of 3-8 mm,
injecting a liquid which is inert to the human body and which liquid is capable of maintaining the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in suspension for at least 1 minutes,
agitating the mixture of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes, the at least one glass bead and the injected liquid to provide a suspension, whereby the at least one glass beads facilitates efficient distribution of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in the suspension,
aspirating the suspension into the syringe, whereby the medical device is provided said medical device being the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in suspension,
wherein the capped vial comprises between 5 and 10 mg of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes.
US Pat. No. 10,113,199

BIOMARKERS FOR NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMAS AND USES THEREOF

British Columbia Cancer A...

1. A method, comprising testing a sample from a human subject having B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) for a mutation in Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2), wherein the mutation in EZH2 is a non-synonymous substitution of Alanine (A) at position 682 (A682) of the wild-type EZH2 protein sequence and/or a non-synonymous substitution of Alanine (A) at position 692 (A692) of the wild-type EZH2 protein sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,111,920

SALT-FREE MISO PRODUCTION METHOD, SALT-FREE MISO, HEPATIC FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT AGENT, AND HYPERTENSION IMPROVEMENT AGENT

MARUZEN PHARMACEUTICALS C...

1. A method of producing salt-free product of reaction of steamed soybeans with koji culture, comprising the step of fermenting steamed soybeans and koji culture under applied heat and pressure,wherein the applied heat and pressure conditions are a pressure of 50 to 80 MPa and a temperature of 50 to 60° C., and
the length of the fermenting step is one to five days.
US Pat. No. 10,111,921

REGULATION OF BRAIN BIOGENIC AMINES ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION BY A FORMULATION FROM BOTANICAL SOURCE

GoVind Prasad Dubey, Utt...

1. An anti-depressant tablet or capsule consisting essentially of therapeutically effective amounts of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis extract, Ocimum tenuiflorum extract, and Hippophae salicifolia extract.
US Pat. No. 10,113,204

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DETECTING VIRAL OR MICROBIAL INFECTIONS

Cascade Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. A kit for assessing a mammal for an infection, said kit comprising:(a) probe nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence complementary to a sequence of a target nucleic acid present within a microorganism or virus capable of infecting said mammal, wherein at least a portion of said target nucleic acid is capable of hybridizing to at least a portion of said probe nucleic acid to form a double-stranded portion of nucleic acid comprising a restriction endonuclease cut site, wherein said probe nucleic acid comprises a restriction endonuclease, and
(b) signal expansion nucleic acid comprising an amplifying restriction endonuclease, a label, and a double-stranded portion of nucleic acid comprising a restriction endonuclease cut site of said restriction endonuclease of said probe nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,924

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACID REFLUX AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD/GERD)

KFSU LTD, Queensland (AU...

1. A method of treating acid reflux in a human in need thereof consisting essentially of administering therapeutically effective amounts of sugarcane fiber and a component selected from the group consisting of psyllium and bran to effectively treat the acid reflux in the human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,925

FORMULATIONS COMPRISING PLANT EXTRACTS

MONTERO GIDA SANAYI VE TI...

1. A formulation for treating or preventing a respiratory tract disease comprising effective amounts of a Hedera helix extract, a Pelargonium sidoides extract, and a Zingiber officinale extract, wherein the percentage amount of the Hedera helix extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 20% (w/v); the percentage amount of the Pelargonium sidoides extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 30% (w/v); and the percentage amount of the Zingiber officinale extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 30% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,111,929

GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING FACTOR ANALOGS AND USES

EZ IP, LLC, Castle Rock,...

1. A growth hormone releasing factor (GHRF) analog comprising a sequence of Xaa1-D-2-Nal-Trp-His-Trp-D-Phe-Xaa2, wherein Xaa1 is an amino acid residue selected from D-Ala, D-Val and Gly and Xaa2 is an amino acid residue selected from Lys and Arg, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,112,188

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE OF A ZEOLITE BASED CATALYST FOR THE CONVERSION OF METHANOL TO OLEFINS

CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSC...

1. A process for manufacturing of a zeolite based catalyst comprising the following steps:(a) adding an aluminum oxide and an acid to a zeolite powder of pentasil type, wherein the zeolite powder has an Si/Al atomic ratio of about 50 to about 250 and is of the H form,
(b) forming, drying and calcining, without treatment with steam, the mixture obtained in step (a) to obtain formed material,
(c) impregnating the formed material of step (b) with a phosphorus compound to obtain a phosphorus containing product, and
(d) calcining the phosphorus containing product from step (c) at a temperature in the range of from 150° C. to 800° C., to obtain a phosphorus containing catalyst
wherein the amounts of the aluminum oxide added in step (a), and of the phosphorus compound added in step (c) are chosen such that the AI:P atomic ratio in the phosphorus containing catalyst obtained in step (d) is 2.5 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,115,520

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

Mojo Mobility, Inc., San...

1. A base unit for wireless power transfer through a magnetic field, comprising:one or more components including a magnetic material or layer, that modify the magnitude and/or phase of the magnetic field and/or guide a corresponding magnetic flux generated by one or more coils in the base unit in one or multiple dimensions and/or to guide the magnetic flux in such a manner as to create a preferential path for returning flux flow in one or multiple dimensions,
wherein, when one or more power receivers each having one or more receiver coils or receivers associated therewith, is placed in proximity to a base unit, the one or more coils in the base unit are used to inductively generate a current in the one or more receiver coils or receivers associated with the one or more power receivers, and
further wherein the base unit and the one or more power receivers have a coupling coefficient therebetween of less than 0.5.
US Pat. No. 10,111,933

USE OF GROWTH HORMONE FRAGMENTS

METABOLIC PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A method for treating osteoarthritis in a subject suffering from osteoarthritis, comprising administering to the subject in need of such treatment an effective amount of a peptide that is up to 50 amino acid residues in length and comprises amino acid residues 182-189 of human growth hormone or the corresponding region from any one of SEQ ID Nos: 1-41, which peptide does not include the domain of growth hormone responsible for IGF-1 production.
US Pat. No. 10,111,426

BIOCIDAL MATERIALS

SALVECO, Saint Die des V...

1. A biocidal composition comprising:a chelating agent, in an amount of 0.05-0.2 wt % of said composition, wherein said chelating agent is selected from the group consisting of succinic acid and sorbic acid;
a nonionic surfactant, in an amount of 0.03-0.12 wt % of said composition, wherein said nonionic surfactant contains a carbon-based chain of between 6 and 20 carbon atoms and is selected from the group consisting of alkyl polyglycoside, polyglycerol ester and sorbitan ester;
an anionic surfactant, in an amount of 0.02-0.08 wt % of said composition, wherein said anionic surfactant contains a carbon-based chain of between 6 and 20 carbon atoms and is an alkali or alkaline earth-metal carboxylic salt selected from a group consisting of alkyl polyethoxylates, propoxylates, polyols of polyglycoside, polyols of polyglycerol combined with a chemical so as to form alkyl carboxylate surfactants or alkyl sulfate surfactants;
lactic acid, in an amount of 0.025-0.1 wt % of said composition;
citric acid, in an amount of 0.025-0.1 wt % of said composition;
a natural fragrance, in an amount of 0.001-0.004 wt % of said composition, wherein the natural fragrance is selected from the group consisting of essential oils, plant essences and plant extracts; and
water, in an amount of 99.00 to 99.75 wt % of said composition;
wherein said composition has bactericidal activity after at least five minutes of contact at 20 degrees Celsius on a surface to which said composition is applied.
US Pat. No. 10,111,939

ALBUMIN-FREE BOTULINUM TOXIN FORMULATIONS

Revance Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for stabilizing a botulinum toxin formulation comprising a botulinum toxin, a non-reducing disaccharide or a non-reducing trisaccharide, a non-ionic surfactant, and a physiologically compatible buffer, the method comprising:combining the botulinum toxin, the non-reducing disaccharide or the non-reducing trisaccharide, the non-ionic surfactant, and the physiologically compatible buffer thereby forming a liquid botulinum toxin formulation;
wherein the concentration of the non-reducing disaccharide or non-reducing trisaccharide is in the range of 10% to 40% (w/v); and
wherein the concentration of the non-ionic surfactant is in the range of 0.005% to 0.5% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,111,945

CMV VACCINES

Hookipa Biotech GmbH, Vi...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a first infectious, replication-deficient arenavirus viral vector engineered to contain a genome with the ability to amplify and express its genetic information in infected cells but unable to produce further infectious progeny particles in normal, not genetically engineered cells, wherein one arenavirus open reading frame is removed and replaced by a first nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
b) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus tegument protein pp65 or an antigenic fragment thereof;
c) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein H (gH) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
d) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein L (gL) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
e) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL128 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof;
f) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL130 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof; and
g) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL131A protein or an antigenic fragment thereof,and a second infectious, replication-deficient arenavirus viral vector engineered to contain a genome with the ability to amplify and express its genetic information in infected cells but unable to produce further infectious progeny particles in normal, not genetically engineered cells, wherein one arenavirus open reading frame is removed and replaced by a second nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
b) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus tegument protein pp65 or an antigenic fragment thereof;
c) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein H (gH) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
d) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein L (gL) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
e) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL128 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof;
f) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL130 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof; and
g) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL131A protein or an antigenic fragment thereof wherein the first and second nucleotide sequences are different.
US Pat. No. 10,111,948

SYNTHETIC HAPTEN CARRIER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

TRIA BIOSCIENCE CORP., S...

1. A peptide monomer comprising an amphipathic ?-helical peptide comprising an amino acid sequence with at least 80% identity to SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, or SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,111,443

FILLED SNACK PRODUCT WITH SPACED FILLING LINES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Kellogg Company, Battle ...

1. A method of producing a filled snack product comprising the steps of:disposing a plurality of filling lines on a first flat surface of a first sheet, each of the plurality of filling lines being spaced to define a void between each of the adjacent filling lines;
placing the second sheet over the first sheet to sandwich the plurality of filling lines between the first and second sheets and form a laminate;
docking the laminate after the second sheet is placed over the first sheet to create a plurality of docking holes which each extend through the first and the second sheets of the laminate for the release of steam or gas during heating;
pinning the first and second sheets at the voids between the plurality of spaced filling lines to secure the first and second sheets to each other; and
heating the laminate to form the filled snack product;
wherein the plurality of docking holes and the plurality of spaced filling lines allow for pinning of the first and second sheets at the voids disposed between the plurality of spaced filling lines to minimize puffing of the filled snack product during heating.
US Pat. No. 10,112,981

METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF STROKE OR CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS USING AN ETB RECEPTOR AGONIST

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, D...

1. A method of treating a stroke or cerebrovascular accident comprising administering multiple doses of a therapeutically effective amount of N-Succinyl-[Glu9, Ala11,15] Endothelin 1 to an individual in need thereof and further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a second therapeutic agent useful in the treatment of stroke or cerebrovascular accident.
US Pat. No. 10,111,957

INHALATION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING GLUCOSE ANHYDROUS

Arven Ilac Snayi ve Ticar...

1. A dry powder inhalation composition comprising,at least one corticosteroid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
fine particle lactose in an amount of 1-20% by weight of said composition and having d50 particle size in the range of 4-10 ?m and coarse particle anhydrous glucose in an amount of 80-99% by weight of said composition and having a d50 particle size in the range of 50-120 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,112,984

LIGHT-SENSITIVE CHIMERIC GPCR PROTEIN

Haagstreit Medtech AG, K...

1. A chimeric G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) protein comprising an N-terminal domain, a C-terminal domain, transmembrane domains, extracellular loops and intracellular loops, wherein the chimeric GPCR protein includes domains from at least two different GPCR proteins and has the domains arranged to form a GPCR protein, and wherein:(a) a first portion of the chimeric GPCR protein comprises transmembrane domains contributed by a first member of the G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) superfamily, wherein said first member is a bi-stable opsin, wherein said transmembrane domains mediate light activation and comprise an amino acid residue that forms a Schiff' base with a chromophore to covalently bind the chromophore to the GPCR protein; and
(b) a second portion of the chimeric GPCR protein comprises one or more intracellular domains of mGluR6 selected from the intracellular loops IL1, IL2, IL3 and the C-terminal domain (CT), said second portion of the chimeric GPCR protein binding a Galpha(o) protein of the signaling cascade of mGluR6, wherein said one or more selected intracellular loops are present in the chimeric GPCR in corresponding numerically defined positions as in the native mGluR6 structure, and wherein the second portion comprises intracellular loop 3 (IL3) of mGluR6.
US Pat. No. 10,111,448

FEED COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RICINODENDRON HEUDELOTII AND METHODS OF PROCESSING AND USING THEREOF

Alcorn State University, ...

1. A method of reducing fat in an animal in need thereof, the method comprising:forming an oral feed composition comprising a delivery media and at least about percent by weight of Ricinodendron heudelotii (njangsa) seeds, and
feeding the animal an effective amount of the feed composition for a suitable period of time to reduce fat in the animal,
wherein the feed composition is metabolized by the animal and the body composition of the animal is improved such that fat is reduced by about 31%; and
wherein the njangsa seeds are obtained from mature njangsa tree fruit and the seeds are extracted from the seed shells by heating the seed kernels at a temperature above about 100° C.