US Pat. No. 10,507,377

SPORTS WALL ASSEMBLY

1. A wall assembly, comprising:a support assembly;
a vertically extending transparent shield fixedly attached to an upper end of the support assembly;
a movable wall assembly;
a plurality of shock absorbers positioned between the support assembly and the movable wall assembly, each of the plurality of shock absorbers stores energy when a force is exerted upon the movable wall assembly by an object such that the movable wall assembly moves from a first position to one of a plurality of second positions to cause deceleration of the object over a distance, and the plurality of shock absorbers move the movable wall assembly from the one of the plurality of second positions to the first position by releasing energy when the force is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,376

ELECTRICALLY POWERED RIDE-ON VEHICLE WITH INTUITIVE CONTROL

KOOFY INNOVATION LIMITED,...

1. An electrically powered ride-on vehicle, comprising:a body configured to support a rider thereon;
at least one wheel rotatably coupled to the body to enable travel of the body over a travel surface;
at least one motor coupled to at least one of the at least one wheel to drive rotation thereof;
a power source coupled to the at least one motor to power the at least one motor;
a remote sensor unit that is holdable by the rider and is configured to detect at least one spatial property of the remote sensor unit selected from an orientation, a position, and movement of the rider and is configured to transmit sensor data generated therefrom; and
a motor control unit coupled to the at least one motor and configured to receive the sensor data from the remote sensor unit and to control the operation of the at least one motor based in part on the at least one spatial property and based in part on a rate of change of the at least one spatial property,
wherein the motor control unit changes power to the motor at a first rate of change of power during movement of the remote sensor unit at a first rate of change of position, and the motor control unit changes power to the at least one motor at a second rate of change of power that is lower than the first rate of change of power during movement of the remote sensor unit at a second rate of change of position that is lower than the first rate of change of position,
wherein the remote sensor unit comprises a three-axis accelerometer, and wherein the at least one spatial property includes the movement of the remote sensor unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,374

INFRARED HOCKEY PUCK AND GOAL DETECTION SYSTEM

1. A hockey system, comprising:a hockey puck including an ingress proof housing having an interior volume including a first light source, a second light source, a motion sensor, a battery, and an infrared transmitter;
the hockey puck including a passive mode and an active mode, wherein the hockey puck rests in the passive mode when inactive and transitions to the active mode when activated by motion and wherein the second light source is activated when a voltage of the battery drops below a predetermined uncharged threshold value in order to indicate that the battery requires charging;
an infrared goal detection system configured to be mounted onto a hockey goal, the goal detection system including a top assembly, a left assembly, and a right assembly;
wherein the top assembly is configured to be mounted onto a crossbar of the hockey goal, the left assembly is configured to be mounted onto a left goal post of the hockey goal, and the right assembly is configured to be mounted onto a right goal post of the hockey goal;
the top assembly comprising a microcontroller and a third light source, the top assembly operably connected to the left assembly and the right assembly;
the left assembly including a fourth light source and a first infrared sensor;
the right assembly including a fifth light source and a second infrared sensor;
wherein the first and second infrared sensors face the interior of the goal when the goal detection system is mounted onto the hockey goal, such that the infrared sensors form a sensing zone across a goal line of the hockey goal;
wherein the infrared transmitter is configured to emit an infrared signal when the hockey puck is in the active mode;
wherein the first infrared sensor and the second infrared sensor are configured to detect the emitted infrared signal when crossing the sensing zone; and
wherein detection of the infrared signal across the sensing zone activates the microcontroller, which in turn triggers activation of the third light source, the fourth light source, and the fifth light source.

US Pat. No. 10,507,372

SPORTS BALL REBOUNDER NET

Rukket, LLC, Wilmington,...

1. A sports ball rebounder net, comprising:a frame;
a net suspended within the frame;
a back support adapted to maintain the frame in one or more angles from horizontal over a ground or support surface, said back support having a first arm and a second arm;
a first bracket depending from the frame, said first bracket defining a pivot point and defining two or more holes therethrough spaced apart from the pivot point;
a second bracket depending from the frame, said second bracket defining a pivot point and defining two or more holes therethrough spaced apart from the pivot point;
a first pin associated with the first arm and deployed from a first plunger, said first pin retractably engageable with one of the two or more holes of the first bracket;
a second pin associated with the second arm and deployed from a second plunger, said second pin retractably engageable with one of the two or more holes of the second bracket; and
a cord directly or indirectly joined at one end to the first pin and at its opposite end to the second pin, said cord adapted to be pulled to retract the first pin and the second pin out of the holes of the first and second brackets.

US Pat. No. 10,507,370

TRAINING EQUIPMENT COMPRISING HARNESS FOR BALL TRAINING

1. A ball handling device utilizing a harness worn by a user, comprising:a hollow rod having a first end and a second end;
an elastic line having a first end and a second end;
a ball;
wherein the elastic line is slidably received at the second end of the hollow rod, and the ball is attached to the second end of the elastic line;
a harness comprising an upper attachment piece and a lower attachment piece; and
a hollow curved intermediate piece having a first end attached to the upper attachment piece, and a second end attached to the first end of the hollow rod;
wherein the hollow curved intermediate piece comprises an adjustable joint;
wherein the first end of the elastic line forms a loop, and
wherein the length of the elastic line can be adjusted by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,507,368

BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL BAT

MIZUNO CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A bat comprising:an internally hollow, ball hitting portion having an inner diameter;
a grip portion;
a tapered portion connecting the ball hitting portion and the grip portion together;
a restriction member disposed inside the ball hitting portion in a form of a ring, wherein the restriction member has a length in an axial direction of the bat that is between 3.5 mm and 15.0 mm and a thickness in a radial direction such that the length is greater than the thickness;
a core member disposed inside the ball hitting portion and positionally fixing the restriction member; and
wherein prior to an external impact the inner diameter of the ball hitting portion is greater than an outer diameter of the restriction member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,367

BAT WITH BARREL PIVOT JOINT

Wilson Sporting Goods Co....

1. A ball bat extending along a longitudinal axis, the bat comprising: a handle portion; a barrel portion including a proximal region and a distal region, the proximal region of the barrel portion coupled to the handle portion by a first pivot joint; and an end cap, the distal region of the barrel portion coupled to the end cap by a second pivot joint, the first and second pivot joints movably supporting the barrel portion relative to the longitudinal axis such that the distal region of the barrel portion may pivot towards and away from the longitudinal axis about the second pivot joint; wherein the second pivot joint comprises one of an annular socket coupled to one of the barrel portion and the end cap, and a rounded, bulbous head coupled to the other of the barrel portion and the end cap while being received within the annular socket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,366

GOLF CLUB HAVING DOUBLE-WALLED STRIKING FACE

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf club head comprising:a club head body comprising a striking face, a sole connected to the striking face, a topline connected to the striking face, and a back portion extending from the topline towards the sole;
a channel defined between the back portion and the sole, the channel having a front edge formed by the sole and a back edge formed by the back portion, wherein the channel separates at least a portion of the back portion from the sole; and
an inner wall structure at least partially in contact with a rear surface of the striking face, the inner wall structure having an unfixed end and a fixed end, the fixed end fixed to the back portion of the club head body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,364

GOLF CLUBS AND GOLF CLUB HEADS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A golf club head, comprising:a club head body having an overall club head length dimension of at least 4.6 inches and an overall club head breadth dimension of more than 4.5 inches, wherein:
a ratio of the overall club head breadth dimension to the overall club head length dimension is at least 0.94 and is less than 1;
the club head body includes a hosel member for receiving a shaft; and
the club head body further has a center of gravity, a hosel center axis, and a Delta Z dimension within a range of 2.5 to 4 inches, wherein the Delta Z dimension is a distance, measured parallel to the hosel center axis, between the center of gravity and a plane tangent to a top rim of the hosel member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,362

GRAPHENE CORE FOR A GOLF BALL

Callaway Golf Company, C...

1. A method for forming a core for a golf ball, the method comprising:forming an inner core composed of a polybutadiene material, wherein the inner core has a deflection of greater than 0.200 inch under a load of two hundred pounds; and
compressing molding an outer core over the inner core, the outer core formed of a core mixture comprising 40-90 weight percent of polybutadiene, 0.4 to 2.5 weight percent graphene material, 10-50 weight percent zinc diacrylate, 1-30 weight percent zinc oxide, and 0.1-10 weight percent peroxide initiator, wherein the graphene material has a surface area ranging from 150 m2/g to 1000 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 10,507,361

GOLF BALL

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A golf ball having a plurality of dimples and a land, whereinthe golf ball further has not less than 500 and not greater than 500,000 minute projections formed on surfaces of the dimples and/or the land,
an average pitch Pav of the minute projections is not less than 30 ?m and not greater than 80 ?m;
an average distance Lav of the minute projections is not less than 15 ?m and not greater than 50 ?m; and
an average height Hav of the minute projections is not less than 5 ?m and not greater than 30 ?m;
wherein the pitch is a distance between a center of gravity of a bottom surface of a first minute projection and a center of gravity of a bottom surface of a second minute projection;
wherein the second minute projection is the minute projection having a smallest distance to the first minute projection among the minute projections around the first minute projection; wherein the golf ball has a plurality of rows in each of which a plurality of minute projections are aligned at equal pitches; and
wherein the minute projections have a shape comprising a prism, a circular column, a truncated pyramid, a truncated cone, a pyramid, a cone, or a part of a sphere.

US Pat. No. 10,507,360

POSTURE CORRECTION AND WEIGHT BALANCE APPARATUS

1. A posture correction and weight balance apparatus comprises:a back support;
a scale body;
a reflective body;
the scale body comprises a base, a left platform, a right platform, a first power source, at least one first display, a left weight sensor, and a right weight sensor;
the back support and the reflective body being oppositely positioned of each other about the scale body;
the back support and the reflective body being positioned perpendicular to the base;
a support panel of the back support being terminally attached to the base;
a frame of the reflective body being terminally attached to the base, opposite of the back support;
the left platform and the right platform being adjacently aligned across the back support;
the left platform and the right platform being mounted onto the base;
the at least one first display being positioned adjacent to the reflective body;
the at least one first display being mounted onto the base;
the left platform being electronically connected to the at least one first display through the left weight sensor;
the right platform being electronically connected to the at least one first display through the right weight sensor;
the back support further comprises at least one foam padding, a mid-sagittal guideline, and a plurality of horizontal guidelines;
the support panel being perpendicularly attached to the base;
the at least one foam padding being perimetrically attached onto the support panel;
the at least one foam padding being oriented toward the reflective body;
the mid-sagittal guideline being centrally positioned along the at least one foam padding;
the plurality of horizontal guidelines being positioned across the at least one foam padding; and
the plurality of horizontal guidelines being perpendicularly positioned to the mid-sagittal guideline.

US Pat. No. 10,507,358

ANALYZING PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE FOR FITNESS EXERCISE

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. An apparatus that processes exercise-related measurement data, the apparatus comprising:exercise-related parameter measurement circuitry;
at least one biometric sensor comprising at least one heart activity sensor; and
a processor configured to cause the apparatus to perform operations comprising:
acquiring a plurality of heart rate variability values and a plurality of exertion parameter values measured by the at least one heart activity sensor during an exercise using the exercise-related parameter measurement circuitry, wherein the heart rate variability values represent a measure of variation in heart beat intervals and correlate with the exertion parameter values through a human physiological mechanism, and wherein the exertion parameter values characterize physical exertion of the exercise;
constructing a mathematical correspondence from the plurality of measured heart rate variability values and associated exertion parameter values, the mathematical correspondence describing correlation between the heart rate variability values and the exertion parameter values and describing the user's physiological state during the exercise;
determining an overall training effect of the exercise by computing, for each of a plurality of exertion level zones, from the mathematical correspondence, a factor characterizing a training effect at that exertion level zone in the user's physiological state during the exercise and determining the overall training effect of the exercise by using the factors, said computing the factor for each of the plurality of exertion level zones comprising:
a) assigning, when the mathematical correspondence indicates that the user is tired or exhausted, a higher weight to lower exertion level zones than to higher exertion level zones to provide a better training effect on the lower exertion level zones than on the higher exertion level zones; and
b) assigning, when the mathematical correspondence indicates that the user is well rested, an equal weighting to all exertion level zones; and
outputting the overall training effect of the exercise to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,507,356

PORTABLE AND STOWABLE VERTICAL KNEE RAISE EXERCISE APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Scott Noren, Ithaca, NY ...

1. A vertical knee raise machine comprising:a. a tripod base movable between a deployed support position and a folded storage position;
b. a backrest with a left armrest connected at a first end to said backrest and a right armrest connected at a first end to said backrest;
c. a support: shaft with a first end connected to said tripod base and a second end connected to said backrest;
d. wherein a plane formed by said backrest is reclined at a preset oblique angle relative to said support shaft; and
e. wherein said armrests are retractable from a deployed position to a folded position to thereby put said vertical knee raise machine in a compact storage configuration for storage when said armrests are in said retracted position and said tripod base is in said folded storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,355

STATIONARY CYCLING PEDAL CRANK HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE LENGTH

MindBridge Innovations, L...

1. An adjustable crank assembly comprising:a crank arm having a proximal end, a distal end, a pedal rotatably attached to the distal end, a longitudinal axis, and a surface having a plurality of notches formed therein;
a retention block at least partially housing the proximal end of the crank arm, the retention block being sized and shaped to enable the crank arm to move relative to the retention block and along the longitudinal axis;
a securing mechanism including:
a locking pin sized and shaped to selectively engage each of the plurality of notches, the locking pin being biased to engage with any one of the plurality of notches; and
a clamping body sized and shaped to interface with the surface of the crank arm, the clamping body being configured to selectively apply a clamping force to the surface of the crank arm; and
a locking mechanism adapted to selectively engage the locking pin and the clamping body and includes an unlocked position and a locked position;
wherein the locking mechanism is operationally configured to apply a retracting force to the locking pin when the locking mechanism is in the unlocked position, thereby causing the locking pin to disengage from one of the plurality of notches; and
wherein the locking mechanism is operationally configured to apply a compressive force to the clamping body when the locking mechanism is in the locked position, thereby causing the clamping body to apply a clamping force to the surface of the crank arm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,354

EXERCISE APPARATUS WITH OSCILLATING TILT SYSTEM

Ali Kiani, Vancouver (CA...

1. An exercise apparatus comprising:a main frame;
a pedaling unit enabling a user to perform stand up pedaling action, said pedaling unit including a main shaft rotatably connected to a middle section of the main frame, said main shaft having two ends, and two crank arms, each of the two crank arms having a rear end fixed at respective end of the two ends of said main shaft, and two pedals, each of the two pedals pivotally connected to a front end of respective one of said two crank arms;
an upstanding support, a middle section of said upstanding support pivotally connected to said main shaft of the pedaling unit, said upstanding support changing an orientation of the user in relation to a vertical line during a workout;
a crank-slider mechanism positioned at a top end of said upstanding support enabling the user to move the hands up and down linearly;
a tilt mechanism tilting said upstanding support and changing said orientation of said user in relation to the vertical line, said tilt mechanism comprising a tilt mechanism crank arm having a rear end rotatably connected to a front end of the main frame, said tilt mechanism crank arm has a front end operatively associated with the upstanding support such that rotating of the tilt mechanism crank arm causes an oscillating motion of the upstanding support;
a power transmission system to transfer power produced by the user from said pedaling unit to said tilt mechanism, said power produced by the user enabling said tilt mechanism tilting said upstanding support;
a synchronizer exchanging power produced by the user between said pedaling unit and said crank-slider mechanism, said synchronizer is configured to synchronize said pedaling unit with crank-slider mechanism and effecting harmonious motion between said feet and hands of said user;
a gas spring comprising a front end pivotally connected to a bottom end of said upstanding support and having a rear end pivotally connected to a rear end of said main frame to balance forces affecting said upstanding support while changing said orientation of said user in relation to the vertical line;
a controlling means including a computerized panel showing heart rate and burned calories of the user, a resistance wheel, and a friction pad/magnetic brake adjusting resistance force on the resistance wheel, wherein adjusting said resistance force determines the effort required of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,507,352

WEIGHT LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND METHODS

1. A barbell rack comprising:a weight stand comprising:
a foot member configured to interact with a floor below the barbell rack;
a stanchion extending upwardly from the foot member;
a support member located on the stanchion and configured to secure and elevate a portion of a barbell above the floor, wherein when the weight stand is substantially upright a line drawn from the support member to the floor defines a vertical axis;
a rolling element connected to the foot member, wherein tilting the weight stand at an angle ? away from the vertical axis towards the rolling element transfers a portion of a weight of the weight stand to the rolling element allowing movement of the weight stand across a portion of the floor via the rolling element; and
wherein the rolling element further comprises a fender.

US Pat. No. 10,507,351

WEARABLE RESISTIVE DEVICE FOR FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH TRAINING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A wearable resistive device to be worn by a user, the user having a flexible joint extending between a first body portion and a second body portion, the wearable resistive device comprising:a brace structure assembly having a first section configured to be connected to the first body portion of the user and a second section configured to be connected to the second body portion of the user, the first section being pivotally connected to the second section about a brace axis;
an eddy current braking system comprising:
an input shaft connected to the first section of the brace structure assembly for rotational movement therewith, the input shaft being rotatable about a shaft axis coaxially aligned with the brace axis,
a magnetic assembly connected to the second section of the brace structure assembly for movement therewith, the magnetic assembly having at least one magnet pair,
a transmission system operably coupled to the input shaft receiving the rotational movement thereof and driving a driven shaft in response thereto,
a disk being operably coupled to the driven shaft for rotation therewith in response to movement of the driven shaft, the disk being positioned relative to the at least one magnet pair of the magnetic assembly to induce eddy currents therein whereby a resistive force is generated opposing rotational movement of the first section of the brace structure assembly relative to the second section of the brace structure assembly in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,349

EXERCISE FRAME SYSTEM

1. A frame system consisting of:a) a plurality of tubes formed to predetermined lengths for constructing a frame;
b) a plurality of connectors for attaching tubes together to hold the frame together or attach accessories to the frame: and
c) a plurality of locking pins, the locking pins comprising at least three flat longitudinal sides and a length which enters a matching flat sided hole on one side of the tube or a tube connector and out a matching flat sided hole on the opposite side of the tube or a tube connector and is held in place by a cap on one end of the pin and one or more flexible nubs on the other end of the pin extending radially outward from one of the flat longitudinal sides, and positioned entirely on the surface of said flat longitudinal side of the locking pin, the nub and cap positioned to be outside the tube or a tube connector.

US Pat. No. 10,507,342

FIRE-FIGHT VENTILATOR WITH OVALISED AIR JET

GROUPE LEADER, (FR)

1. A fire fighting blower comprising:a propeller coaxially mounted in a tubular casing for generating an axial airflow, and
an airflow guiding device within the tubular casing, wherein said airflow guiding device comprises
rectifying deflectors for concentrating said axial airflow generated by the propeller in a concentrated axial air jet,
straight deflector which directs a part of said axial airflow in the direction of rotation of said propeller, and
a direction reversing deflector curved in a shape of a gutter inclined in a direction opposite the direction of rotation of the propeller, angularly spaced from and upstream of the straight deflector with regard to movement of said propeller, which directs a part of said axial airflow in a direction opposite that of the direction of rotation of said propeller so that both axial flows directed by the straight deflector and the direction reversing reflector fuse to generate an air stream deflected from the concentrated axial air jet, and
wherein the combination of said deflected air stream and said concentrated air jet form an air jet having an ovalized section.

US Pat. No. 10,507,341

RESPIRATOR FILTER INTERFACE

1. A respiratory inlet apparatus configured for securement to a mask, the respiratory inlet apparatus comprising:a housing including a mask end configured to be secured to the mask, and a fitting end configured to mate with a supply fitting of an air supply system;
an exterior mating surface disposed on the fitting end, the exterior mating surface being configured as a male fitting surface to matingly accept a first type of air supply fitting configured as a female fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a first mode when the female fitting of the first type of air supply fitting is mated to the male fitting of the fitting end of the housing;
a cavity disposed within the housing having an opening oriented toward the fitting end, the cavity of the housing including an interior mating surface configured as a female fitting to matingly accept a second type of air supply fitting having an exterior mating surface configured as a male fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a second mode when the male fitting of the second type of air supply fitting is mated to the female fitting of the cavity of the housing;
an automatic shut-off member disposed within the cavity of the housing;
an adaptor configured to be releasably secured in the cavity of the housing, the adaptor including an adaptor cavity having an interior mating surface configured to matingly accept a third type of air supply fitting, the respiratory inlet apparatus being configured to operate in a third mode when the third type of air supply fitting is mated to the interior mating surface of the adaptor cavity; and
an automatic shut-off insert configured to be releasably secured in the adaptor cavity, the automatic shut-off insert being configured to cooperate with the automatic shut-off member to prevent flow of air through the adaptor cavity in a closed state and to allow flow of air through the adaptor cavity in an open state.

US Pat. No. 10,507,337

RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLAN OPTIMIZATION WORKFLOW

Elekta, Inc., Atlanta, G...

13. The method of claim 12, wherein the new treatment plan is for the same patient for which the reference plan was performed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,333

IMMERSIVE, FLUX-GUIDED, MICRO-COIL APPARATUS AND METHOD

PULSE, LLC, Draper, UT (...

1. An apparatus as a web of long, comparatively thin, flexible connections as the exclusive interconnections between junctions distanced from one another to be arbitrarily positionable for electromagnetic stimulation of cells, the web comprising:runners, each having a length and being flexible to move in three dimensions to conform the web to an arbitrary shape conformal to a portion of a body;
nodes, interconnected exclusively by the runners to permit arbitrary positioning of the nodes with respect to one another within limits permitted by the lengths;
electromagnets embedded in the nodes, each electromagnet comprising a micro-coil wrapped around a core acting as a flux guide for magnetic flux from each electromagnet and defining a central axis;
wires embedded within the runners to form interconnections between the nodes to activate the electromagnets;
a controller operably connected to the nodes and effective to dose an exposure of the portion of the body to a pulsed electromagnetic field, flux-guided by the cores, by activating the micro-coils.

US Pat. No. 10,507,330

CENTERING KIT FOR ALIGNING AN EXTERNAL ELEMENT WITH RESPECT TO AN IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

Synergia Medical, Mont-S...

1. A kit of parts for centering an external element with respect to an implantable medical device, said kit of parts comprising:(A) an implantable medical device (20) for being implanted under skin of a patient and comprising;
(a) an internal housing characterized by a secondary axis, (Z2),
(b) a light source (22) positioned such as to emit a light beam coaxial to the secondary axis, (Z2), and of wavelength and intensity sufficient for being transmitted through tissues and skin separating the implantable medical device from an exterior when implanted under the skin of the patient, and
(B) an external element (10) comprising:
an external housing characterized by a primary axis (Z1), and containing an external electronic unit, the external element further comprising:
(a) a number, N>2, of photodetectors (12a-12d) forming a polygon of N edges, normal to the primary axis, (Z1), and which centroid (13) belongs to the primary axis, (Z1), and
(b) an indicator (4) indicating how the external element is to be displaced over a surface of the skin of the patient in order to position the external element with the primary axis, (Z1), being coaxial with the secondary axis, (Z2), of the implantable medical device,
characterized in that, the external element further comprises a processor or an electronic logic control circuit configured to:
(a) measure energy received by each of the photodetectors of the external element from the light source,
(b) calculate a mean energy, Em, defined as an average of the energies, Ei, received by each of the N photodetectors, Em=?Ei/N, with i=1 to N,
(c) for each of the photodetectors, determine whether the received energy, Ei, falls within an optimal range comprised between (Em??) and (Em+?), wherein c is a predefined optimal deviation,
(d) if the energy, Ei, received by each of the N photodetectors falls within the optimal range, indicate that the external element is optimally positioned with the primary axis (Z1) being coaxial to the secondary axis (Z2) within the optimal deviation,
(e) if the energy, Ei, of at least one of the N photodetectors falls out of the optimal range, set the indicator to indicate that the external element is not positioned optimally and to indicate a direction the external element must be displaced in order to bring the primary axis (Z1) coaxially to the secondary axis (Z2) of the implantable medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,329

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH PROXIMAL CAPTURE FEATURE

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A leadless cardiac pacemaker configured for endovascular use, comprising:an elongated housing configured for endovascular use, the elongated housing including an elongated main body portion extending between a proximal end region and a distal end region, the elongated main body portion having a length and a width that is transverse to the length;
electronics housed by the main body portion of the elongated housing;
the electronics including stimulation electrodes operatively coupled to the electronics;
a battery housed by the main body portion of the elongated housing for powering the electronics; and
a connection feature extending proximally from the main body portion and proximally of the stimulation electrodes, the connection feature configured to facilitate a releasable connection with another device, the connection feature comprising a narrowed neck extending proximally from the proximal end region of the main body portion of the elongated housing to a widened head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,328

NEUROMODULATION USING MODULATED PULSE TRAIN

Boston Scientific Neuromo...

1. A system including an external device, wherein the external device includes a user interface with a display, and wherein the external device is configured for:presenting, on the display of the external device, a plurality of waveforms available for selection by a user, wherein at least one of the plurality of waveforms comprises a modulated pulse train, wherein an attribute of at least a portion of the modulated pulse train is modulated by a modulating signal, thereby providing an attribute for each pulse of the at least the portion of the modulated pulse train that corresponds to an attribute of the modulating signal;
receiving a user input through the user interface, the user input being indicative of a user selection of at least one of the plurality of waveforms presented on the display of the external device; and
generating a program for a neurostimulator to deliver neuromodulation to neural tissue in accordance with the selected at least one waveform, wherein the neuromodulation delivered to neural tissue includes the modulated pulse train delivered to the neural tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,507,324

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDIVIDUALIZING MODULATION

Halo Neuro, Inc., San Fr...

1. A method for providing an individualized neurostimulation pattern to a user through a neurostimulation device, the method comprising:at an application executing on a user device:
identifying a task of interest to the user;
determining a user skill level based on a user input received at the application, wherein the user skill level corresponds to the task of interest, for the user;
determining prior performance data, associated with the task of interest, for the user, wherein the prior performance data is collected at the application;
determining a neuromodulation goal based on the task of interest, the user skill level, and the prior performance data, wherein the neuromodulation goal is determined at least in part with a mapping;
determining a neurostimulation pattern based on the neuromodulation goal, wherein the neurostimulation pattern is determined from a lookup table, and wherein the neurostimulation pattern is configured to be applied at the neurostimulation device and comprises a prescribed electrical stimulation pattern;
at the neurostimulation device, wherein the neurostimulation device comprises a set of electrodes and a head-securing mechanism configured to secure the electrodes to a head of the user:
delivering the neurostimulation pattern;
at the application:
collecting user performance data in temporal relation with the neurostimulation pattern;
calculating a progress metric based on the user performance data and the prior performance data;
presenting the progress metric to the user; and
updating the neuromodulation pattern based on the progress metric.

US Pat. No. 10,507,320

CATHETER SYSTEM

EKOS CORPORATION, Bothel...

1. A catheter control system, the system comprising:a control unit having at least a first and a second connection port;
a catheter interface connector connected to either the first connection port or the second connection port, the catheter interface connector providing a visual indicator indicating which of the first and second connection ports the first catheter interface connector is connected to;
a first control screen associated with the first connection port; and
a second control screen associated with the second connection port.

US Pat. No. 10,507,318

SELF-CLOSING BAG CONNECTOR

ConvaTec Technologies Inc...

1. A bag connector system comprising:a) a first coupling element comprising a first housing having a first fluid inlet and a first fluid outlet, the first coupling element further comprising an O-ring and a self-closing seal to prevent fluid flow from exiting the first fluid outlet of the first coupling element, wherein the self-closing seal comprises a sliding cover or a spring loaded valve; and
b) a second coupling element comprising a second housing having a second fluid inlet and a second fluid outlet, and a check valve disposed in or around the second housing, the second coupling element configured to displace the self-closing seal of the first coupling element to allow fluid flow between the first coupling element and the second coupling element, wherein the check valve is selected from a duckbill valve, diaphragm check valve, swing check valve, stop-check valve, lift-check valve, in-line check valve, and leaf valve, and the check valve is pushed by the first fluid outlet of the first coupling element towards the second fluid outlet of the second coupling element during coupling of the first coupling element and the second coupling element, thereby providing complete or partial exposure of an opening at the first fluid outlet of the first coupling element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,317

CONNECTOR SHIELD FOR SENSOR ENABLED MEDICAL DEVICES

1. A medical device connector shield, comprising:an elongate hollow cylindrical body that extends along a longitudinal axis;
a distal cap portion that extends along the longitudinal axis, wherein a proximal end of the distal cap portion is connected to a distal end of the elongate hollow cylindrical body;
a wire management port defined in the distal cap portion; and
a wire management tube extending from the wire management port, wherein the wire management tube extends distally from the wire management port.

US Pat. No. 10,507,315

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ULTRASOUND IMAGING AND INSONATION OF MICROBUBBLES

University of Virginia Pa...

1. A method of providing therapy to a treatment site of a subject, said method comprising:advancing a distal end portion of an ultrasound catheter to or in proximity to the treatment site;
dispensing microbubbles from said catheter according to a pacing protocol and in a manner that said microbubbles flow over the treatment site, wherein said dispensing according to said pacing protocol dispenses said bubbles in a timed manner relative to the cardiac cycle of the subject; and
bursting said microbubbles to dispense drug or gene therapy to the treatment site.

US Pat. No. 10,507,313

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MEDICATION TO THE BRAIN TO TREAT NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

InCube Labs, LLC, San Jo...

1. An apparatus for delivery of medication to the ventricles within the brain of a patient, the apparatus comprising:a supply of multiple solid form medication elements;
an advanceable belt configured to store the supply of multiple solid form medication elements;
a flexible delivery member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen for advancement of a solid form medication element through the delivery member, the solid form medication element comprising at least one drug, wherein the flexible delivery member is configured to be advanced into a selected ventricle of the brain from a site outside the brain;
a diffusion chamber coupled to the distal end of the delivery member; the diffusion chamber having a wall and an interior volume for receiving the solid form medication element and at least one diffusion section positioned in the wall allowing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to enter and exit the chamber;
an advancement member configured to advance individual solid form medication elements from the supply through the flexible delivery member to the diffusion chamber;
wherein the chamber is configured to i) retain a solid form medication element received from the delivery member; ii) dissolve the solid form medication element in fluid within the interior volume to form a drug solution; and iii) diffuse drug from the drug solution through the at least one diffusion section to CSF within the selected ventricle of the brain; and
means for receiving the solid form medication element from the flexible delivery member into the diffusion chamber while preventing CSF mixed with the solid form medication element in the diffusion chamber from exiting into the flexible delivery member; and
wherein the diffusion chamber and the delivery member have a flexibility configured such that during advancement of the apparatus into the brain, the apparatus conforms to a shape of the selected ventricle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,312

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICRONEEDLE

Raphas Co., Ltd., Seoul ...

1. A method of manufacturing a microneedle comprising:disposing a film on a stage, wherein the stage includes a plurality of filling grooves formed concavely on an upper surface thereof;
adhering an injection plate to an upper surface of the film to align through holes of the injection plate to respectively correspond to the plurality of filling grooves;
spotting a viscous material on a plurality of points on the film by supplying the viscous material on the upper surface of the film through the through holes;
elongating the viscous material spotted on the film; and
coagulating the elongated viscous material,
wherein the injection plate is surface treated to lower an adhesive force between the injection plate and the viscous material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,311

WOUND CARE METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH ONE OR BOTH OF VACUUM-LIGHT THERAPY AND THERMALLY AUGMENTED OXYGENATION

ThermoTek, Inc., Flower ...

1. A method of treating a wound area, the method comprising:dressing the wound area with a therapy pad;
administering at least one of ultra-violet light and vacuum therapy to the wound area via the therapy pad, the vacuum therapy being administered to the wound area via a pressure switch that is fluidly coupled to the therapy pad and a vacuum source;
concentrating gaseous oxygen via an oxygen concentrator that is fluidly coupled to the therapy pad;
administering the gaseous oxygen from the oxygen concentrator to the wound area via the pressure switch, the pressure switch being fluidly coupled to the oxygen concentrator;
administering, via the therapy pad, thermal therapy to the wound area; and
administering a pulsed radio frequency signal to the wound area via a radio frequency antenna disposed within the therapy pad.

US Pat. No. 10,507,309

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COATING MEDICAL DEVICES

Surmodics, Inc., Eden Pr...

1. A coating apparatus comprising:a coating application unit comprising
a movement restriction structure;
a fluid applicator comprising a flexible shaft and having a lengthwise major axis;
a fluid distribution bar;
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate a medical device to be coated; and
an axial motion mechanism, the axial motion mechanism configured to cause movement of at least one of the coating application unit and the rotation mechanism with respect to one another;
wherein the fluid applicator is positioned such that it exerts a degree of pressure against a surface of the medical device rotated by the rotation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,507,308

CARRYING SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL TUBE, MEDICAL TUBE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM USING SUCH CARRYING SUPPORT, MEDICAL TUBE MANUFACTURING DEVICE USING SUCH CARRYING SUPPORT AND MEDICAL TUBE MANUFACTURING METHOD USING SUCH CARRYING SUPPORT

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A carrying support for holding work tubes having end portions in the manufacturing process of medical tubes, comprising:a first holding part for holding the work tubes;
a second holding part for holding the work tubes, and
an upper holding part, wherein
the first holding part and the second holding part are arranged so that the work tubes are bent such that middle portions of the work tubes extend upwardly and the first and the second ends of the work tubes extend downwardly, and
the upper holding part is disposed at a higher position than the first and second holding parts such that the upper holding part holds the middle portions of the bent work tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,507,306

BACKLOADABLE OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING GUIDEWIRES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An optical guidewire system, comprising:an optical guidewire including,
a guidewire configured and dimensioned for advancing a catheter over the guidewire to a target region relative to a distal end of the optical guidewire, and
at least one guidewire fiber core integrated within the guidewire for generating an encoded optical signal indicative of a shape of the optical guidewire;
an optical guidewire controller responsive to the encoded optical signal for reconstructing the shape of the optical guidewire;
a guidewire interface including at least one interface fiber core optically coupled to the optical guidewire controller; and
an optical connector for connecting the optical guidewire to the guidewire interface to optically communicate the encoded optical signal from the at least one guidewire fiber core through the at least one interface fiber core to the optical guidewire controller, and
wherein the optical connector is configured and dimensioned for a backloading of the catheter over the optical connector onto a proximal end of the optical guidewire, and
wherein the guidewire interface includes a microelectromechanical system operable for micro-aligning the at least one guidewire fiber core and the at least one interface fiber core.

US Pat. No. 10,507,302

SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS FOR GUIDE WIRE DELIVERY

Farapulse, Inc., Menlo P...

27. A system configured to provide access through a pericardial space, comprising:a first device, the first device including:
a first outer catheter defining a first longitudinal axis and a first lumen therethrough;
a first actuator coupled to the first outer catheter and configured to rotate about the first longitudinal axis to deflect a distal end of the first outer catheter relative to the first longitudinal axis;
a first inner catheter defining a second longitudinal axis and a second lumen therethrough, wherein the first inner catheter includes a distal portion that is configured to slide within the first lumen;
a first magnetic member coupled to a distal end of the first inner catheter, the first magnetic member defining a third lumen therethrough, wherein the third lumen is in fluid communication with the second lumen, the first magnetic member having a diameter larger than an outer diameter of the distal end of the first inner catheter and substantially equal to an outer diameter of the distal end of the first outer catheter; and
a second actuator coupled to the first inner catheter, the second actuator configured to move linearly along the second longitudinal axis so as to vary a spacing between the first magnetic member and the distal end of the first outer catheter; and
a second device, the second device including:
a second outer catheter defining a third longitudinal axis and a fourth lumen therethrough;
a third actuator coupled to the second outer catheter and configured to rotate about the third longitudinal axis to deflect a distal end of the second outer catheter relative to the third longitudinal axis;
a second inner catheter defining a fourth longitudinal axis and a fifth lumen therethrough, wherein the second inner catheter includes a distal portion that is configured to slide within the fourth lumen;
a second magnetic member coupled to a distal end of the second inner catheter, the second magnetic member defining a sixth lumen therethrough, wherein the sixth lumen is in fluid communication with the fifth lumen, the second magnetic member having a diameter larger than an outer diameter of the distal end of the second inner catheter and substantially equal to an outer diameter of the distal end of the second outer catheter, the second magnetic member having a polarity opposite the first magnetic member and a shape for mating with a corresponding shape of the first magnetic member such that the first and second magnetic members are configured to couple magnetically with the third lumen aligned to the sixth lumen; and
a fourth actuator coupled to the second inner catheter, the fourth actuator configured to move linearly along the fourth longitudinal axis so as to vary a spacing between the second magnetic member and the distal end of the second outer catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,507,301

PIGTAIL FOR OPTIMAL AORTIC VALVULAR COMPLEX IMAGING AND ALIGNMENT

Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent...

1. A device, comprising:a catheter comprising an interior wall and an exterior wall,
wherein the catheter has a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a center portion between the proximal portion and the distal portion,
wherein the interior wall forms a central lumen along the longitudinal axis of the catheter,
wherein the interior wall and the exterior wall form a single peripheral lumen around the central lumen along the longitudinal axis of the catheter,
wherein the interior wall and the exterior wall form at least three distal branches at a fixed branch point of the distal portion of the catheter, wherein the central lumen terminates in a fixed opening at the fixed branch point, and the at least three distal branches fan out and retain an orientation at the fixed branch point, spaced from each other, when unrestrained;
wherein the single peripheral lumen branches into at least three peripheral lumen branches inside the at least three distal branches, wherein the at least three peripheral lumen branches are all in fluid communication with each other and the single peripheral lumen; and
wherein each of the at least three distal branches comprises one or more side openings at or near the distal end.

US Pat. No. 10,507,299

RELEASABLE ELBOW CONNECTOR

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An elbow connector for use with a patient interface device and a delivery conduit, comprising:a first coupling portion structured to be inserted into an opening in the patient interface device to couple the elbow connector with the patient interface device, the first coupling portion including an upper coupling portion and a lower coupling portion disposed opposite the upper coupling portion;
a second coupling portion structured to couple to the delivery conduit; and
an intermediate portion disposed between the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion, the intermediate portion including a rear surface,
wherein the lower coupling portion includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the lower coupling portion is coupled to the intermediate portion and the lower coupling portion extends in a first direction away from the intermediate portion to the second end of the lower coupling portion, wherein the rear surface faces away from the second end of the lower coupling portion, and wherein applying pressure to the rear surface in a second direction causes the upper coupling portion to move towards the lower coupling portion, wherein the second direction is toward a plane that is perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,298

RESPIRATION MASK AND SEAL THEREFOR

1. A respiration mask, comprising:an upper portion connectible to a source of gas, wherein the source of gas is adapted to provide a gas;
a lower portion connected to the upper portion, wherein the lower portion is adapted to facilitate a leak resistant seal between the upper portion and a person's nose and mouth by surrounding the person's nose and mouth, when in use; and
a deformation element incorporated into the lower portion comprising a flange portion, directly connected to the upper portion, and a plurality of protrusions extending downwardly from the flange portion,
wherein a height of the plurality of protrusions is greater than a thickness of the flange portion,
wherein the plurality of protrusions establish a plurality of sealing barriers between the lower portion and the person's nose and mouth by surrounding the person's nose and mouth, when in use,
wherein each of the plurality of sealing barriers establishes the leak resistant seal,
wherein the upper portion comprises a first material with a modulus of elasticity between 150 ksi and 200,000 ksi,
wherein the deformation element comprises second material exhibiting a hardness below one of 40 Shore A or 80 Shore OO and a tear resistance greater than 5 lbf/in., and
wherein the plurality of sealing barriers establishes the leak resistant seal for a pressure up to 60 mm Hg.

US Pat. No. 10,507,297

DELIVERY OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY

ResMed Pty Ltd, Bella Vi...

1. A mask system to deliver respiratory therapy to a patient, the mask system comprising:a patient interface that defines a breathing chamber and is shaped to seal against a face of the patient and deliver pressurized air from the breathing chamber into airways of the patient during use, the patient interface defining a first passage for introduction of pressurized air into the breathing chamber at a first lateral side of the patient interface and a second passage for introduction of pressurized air into the breathing chamber at a second lateral side of the patient interface that opposes the first lateral side of the patient interface;
a first conduit to introduce pressurized air into the breathing chamber of the patient interface through the first passage, the first conduit structured to engage against a first side of a head of the patient during use, the first conduit having a D-shaped cross-sectional shape such that a relatively flat, inwardly-facing portion of the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the first conduit is oriented to sit substantially flush against the face of the patient during use while a curved, outwardly-facing portion of the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the first conduit is oriented away from the face of the patient during use, wherein the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the first conduit varies along a longitudinal length of the first conduit, wherein the first conduit maintains an approximately constant hydraulic diameter along the longitudinal length of the first conduit; and
a second conduit to introduce pressurized air into the breathing chamber of the patient interface through the second passage, the second conduit structured to engage against a second side of the head of the patient during use, the second conduit having the same D-shaped cross-sectional shape as the first conduit such that a relatively flat, inwardly-facing portion of the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the second conduit is oriented to sit substantially flush against the face of the patient during use while a curved, outwardly-facing portion of the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the second conduit is oriented away from the face of the patient during use, wherein the D-shaped cross-sectional shape of the second conduit varies along a longitudinal length of the second conduit, wherein the second conduit maintains an approximately constant hydraulic diameter along the longitudinal length of the second conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,294

HANDHELD DYSPNEA TREATMENT DEVICE WITH DRUG AND GAS DELIVERY

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

11. A portable handheld pressure support system configured to provide recovery from dyspnea of a subject, without needing to be worn by the subject, the system comprising:generating means for generating a pressurized flow of breathable gas;
means for communicating the pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of the subject;
coupling means for coupling to a supply including medicament;
first means for selectively controlling a flow including medicament through the coupling means;
sensing means for generating output signals conveying information related to one or more gas parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas and one or more flow parameters of the flow including medicament flowing through the coupling means;
means for controlling the generating means based on the output signals from the sensing means, in accordance with a positive pressure support therapy regime;
control means for controlling the first means based on the output signals, from the sensing means, conveying the information related to the one or more gas parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas and the one or more flow parameters of the flow including medicament flowing through the medicament inlet port in order to release the obtained flow including medicament into the pressurized flow of breathable gas for inhalation by the subject;
power means for portably powering the generating means, the sensing means, and the first means;
housing means for containing the generating means, the sensing means, the first means, and the power means; and
means for engaging a hand of the subject to be grasped by the subject, the means for engaging being configured to be grasped by the hand of the subject to hold the housing means such that the means for communicating is carried with the housing means for containing into position with respect to the airway of the subject, the means for engaging being connected to and/or formed by the housing means.

US Pat. No. 10,507,293

HEMOSTATIC POWDER DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A device for expression of a powder, comprising:a) an elongated hollow reservoir, the reservoir having a manual air pump attached to the reservoir and an open-ended port at a distal end of said reservoir,
b) a porous filter slidably disposed within the reservoir between said manual air pump and said open-ended port;
c) a spring disposed within the reservoir between the air pump and the porous filter;wherein the powder is disposed within the reservoir between the porous filter and the open-ended port, and the manual air pump is in a fluid communication with the open-ended port through the porous filter and through the powder, wherein said porous filter comprises interconnected pores or channels having size preventing the powder from passing through the porous filter and preventing said powder from penetration into said air pump whereby said air pump is free of said powder,wherein said device provides repeated compression and release of the manual air pump for the repeated expression of a quantity of said powder, and whereby said device delivers uniform quantities of said powder expressed over a plurality of sequential expressions,wherein said spring, when compressed, applies pressure on said porous filter causing said filter to move in the distal direction, wherein said manual air pump comprises a bellows.

US Pat. No. 10,507,292

RAPID INFUSER WITH VACUUM RELEASE VALVE

Belmont Instrument, LLC, ...

1. A system for heating a fluid, the system comprising:a conduit defining a central opening;
a primary inductor at least partially within the central opening;
one or more secondary inductors within the conduit;
an inflow tubing connected to the conduit; and
a vacuum release valve,
wherein each of the one or more secondary inductors is substantially parallel, the one or more secondary inductors being separated by gaps,
wherein the primary inductor comprises a coil,
wherein, when the primary inductor is energized, the coil generates magnetic flux passing through the central opening, and
wherein, when pressure in the inflow tubing is lower than atmospheric pressure, the vacuum release valve allows flow of air into the inflow tubing, thereby preventing deformation of the inflow tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,289

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising a housing:a medicament container holder, arranged movable in a distal direction relative to the housing and configured to hold a medicament container;
an activator arranged in the housing in an initial position and movable in a proximal direction when activated to act on the medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament, where after expulsion of the dose of medicament, the activator is released and moves distally back to the initial position, where said activator comprises a plunger rod;
a manually operable dose setting nut rotatably connected to the housing and arranged with first threads,
wherein second threads arranged on the medicament container holder cooperate with the first threads on the dose setting nut,
wherein operation of the dose setting nut will cause the medicament container holder and the medicament container to move in the distal direction relative to and towards the plunger rod during setting of a dose of medicament to be delivered.

US Pat. No. 10,507,288

SYRINGE ASSEMBLY WITH INVERSE DELIVERY

Becton Dickinson France, ...

18. A syringe assembly having a reduced profile prior to use, comprising:a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, and a distal end having an outlet opening therethrough;
a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel, the plunger assembly comprising an elongate plunger rod formed from a stiff material and a plunger head disposed on the plunger rod and slidably disposed within the syringe barrel, the plunger head separating the chamber of the syringe barrel into a proximal chamber adjacent the proximal end and a distal chamber adjacent the distal end; and
a conduit extending across the plunger head between the proximal chamber and the outlet opening at the distal end of the syringe barrel, the conduit comprising a tubing having a first end positioned adjacent and fixed with respect to the outlet opening at the distal end of the syringe barrel and a second end fixed with respect to the plunger head,
wherein the syringe assembly is adapted to contain a fluid in the proximal chamber,
wherein the plunger assembly further comprises an actuator portion extending at least partially outside of the syringe barrel, the actuator portion comprising at least one flange associated with the plunger head, wherein the at least one flange extends along an external surface of a wall of the syringe barrel, to effect movement of the plunger head within the syringe barrel,
wherein the fluid contained within the proximal chamber is adapted to be expelled through the conduit and out of the outlet opening at the distal end of the syringe barrel upon movement of the plunger head toward the proximal end of the syringe barrel, and
wherein the at least one flange is positioned between the distal end and the proximal end of the syringe barrel, wherein the movement of the plunger head toward the proximal end of the syringe barrel occurs based on conventional operation of expelling a fluid from a conventional syringe with a squeezing movement between a thumb and a forefinger such that the at least one flange moves along the external surface of the wall of the syringe barrel toward the proximal end of the syringe barrel causing at least a portion of the plunger rod to extend externally of the syringe barrel, and;
wherein the second end of the tubing is directly adjacent a proximal end of the plunger head and the tubing is a flexible tubing contained in the distal chamber and adapted to expand upon the movement of the plunger head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,285

PRESSURIZED GAS POWERED MEDICAMENT TRANSFER AND RE-SUSPENSION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Enable Injections, Inc., ...

1. A medicament transfer apparatus for transferring fluid from a fluid-containing vial to an injection device, comprising:a pressurized gas source comprising a pre-filled pressure vessel including a puncturable seal,
at least one vial receiving station including a gas lumen and a liquid lumen, and a medication injection device receiving station, a gas flow path communicable between the gas source and the gas lumen of the at least one vial receiving station and a fluid flow path communicable between the liquid lumen of the at least one vial receiving station and the medication injection device receiving station,
a puncturing pin for puncturing the puncturable seal,
an actuator for moving the puncturing pin and/or the pre-filled pressure vessel between a pre-puncture position and a puncture position;
said at least one vial receiving station configured so that a vial received therein is movable from a first position to a second position, wherein the gas lumen and the liquid lumen come into fluid communication with an interior of the vial when the vial is moved into the second position; and
said actuator including a member that is operatively engaged when the vial in said at least one is moved into the second position whereby the puncturing pin and/or the pre-filled pressure vessel is moved into the puncture position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,284

DAILY PERIODIC TARGET-ZONE MODULATION IN THE MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL PROBLEM FOR ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS FOR TYPE I DIABETES APPLICATIONS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A controller for an artificial pancreas (AP) that automatically directs the delivery of insulin with real-time optimization to maintain blood glucose concentrations of a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) the controller comprising and operated according to a periodic zone model predictive control (PZMPC) algorithm that continuously modulates control objective periodically based on a model of a human's insulin response to regulate blood glucose levels to time-dependent output target zones and to smoothly transition target zone boundaries, wherein the control objective is formulated based on blood-glucose levels controlled with respect to inclusion within a safety-set, rather than to track a singular set-point, wherein the smooth transition is achieved by smoothly shifting the target zone boundaries according to a cosine function, wherein the controller is operably connected to an insulin pump, and the controller directs delivery of insulin by the pump according to the algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,283

MEDICAL PUMP SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PAIN MANAGEMENT

Zyno Medical, LLC, Natic...

1. A pump system for managing pain medication comprising:a pump for delivery of a pain medication to a patient from a reservoir through a line to a patient;
an input device having a button actuatable by the patient for receiving a discretionary input from the patient related to patient perception of real time pain during delivery of the pain medication;
an electronic controller communicating with the pump and the input device executing a stored program contained in non-transitory memory to:
(a) provide a schedule of pain medication delivery having a basal delivery rate;
(b) at a first time, control the pump to provide the basal delivery rate of pain medication through the line to the patient;
(c) at a second time after the first time, receive the discretionary input from the patient through the input device and respond by controlling the pump to:
(i) deliver a discrete bolus of pain medication through the line only if the discretionary input occurred after a bolus lockout time based on drug adverse effects after any previous delivery of a discrete bolus to the patient and not deliver the discrete bolus of pain medication through the line if the discretionary input occurred before an end of the bolus lockout time, the bolus delivery providing a volume beyond the basal delivery rate;
(ii) adjust the basal delivery rate upward from the basal rate of the first time only if the discretionary input occurred after an effect lag time different than the bolus lockout time and before the end of the bolus lockout time and do not adjust the basal delivery rate if the discretionary input occurred before an end of the effect lag time, the effect lag time being a time before an effect of the previous delivery of the discrete bolus would be felt, the basal delivery rate being a rate of pain medication delivery outside the bolus delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,507,281

CANNULA CAPTURE MECHANISM

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A catheter device, comprising:an interlock surface;
a catheter adapter;
a cannula capture mechanism comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner housing comprising an interlock component, wherein at least a portion of the inner housing is disposed within the outer housing, wherein the inner housing comprises a plurality of arms; and
a cannula that extends into the inner housing, wherein the cannula comprises a distal tip,
wherein in response to the cannula being retracted proximally with respect to the inner housing and the catheter adapter such that the distal tip is disposed proximal to a distal end of the inner housing, the plurality of arms are configured to move inwardly towards each other, wherein in response to the plurality of arms moving inwardly towards each other, the interlock component is configured to separate from the interlock surface and the outer housing is configured to decompress in a distal direction from a compressed state to a decompressed state to bias the plurality of arms of the inner housing together to prevent the cannula from exiting the distal end of the inner housing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,275

TUBE SET FOR A BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS AND BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS COMPRISING A TUBE SET

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. An arrangement comprising:a bag containing, in solution, constituents for a dialysing fluid, a substituate, or a peritoneal solution, the constituents comprising bicarbonate in solution and calcium in solution, wherein interaction between the bicarbonate and calcium in the solution causes the precipitation of calcium carbonate particles; and
a hose set comprising a hose line having a first end, a second end, an occluding hose section, and a downstream hose section, wherein (i) the occluding hose section is configured to be inserted into an occluding hose pump of a blood treatment apparatus, (ii) the bag and the hose line are fixedly connected to one another at the first end of the hose line, or the bag and the hose line are adapted to be connected to one another with connectors, and (iii) the downstream hose section is located downstream of the occluding hose section in the hose line, the hose set further comprising:
a device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, the device being a particle filter, situated in the downstream hose section, comprising a single inlet and a single outlet, and configured to enable fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or a peritoneal solution to pass through while retaining particles from the fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or peritoneal solution, thus making available, downstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, (1) dialysing fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment, or (2) a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis, wherein a hose line section downstream and leading away from the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles includes the second end of the hose line;
a device for limiting overpressure in the downstream hose section when the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles is partially or completely clogged, the device for limiting overpressure configured such that when a preset maximum overpressure is exceeded in the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and upstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles due to the partially or completely clogged device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, a fluid connection is created in a bypass line between the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and an upstream hose section upstream of the occluding hose section, and the fluid connection is interrupted when the preset maximum overpressure is no longer exceeded; and
a dialyzer, a peritoneal catheter, or an arterial or venous blood line of an extracorporeal blood circuit, connected to the second end of the hose line, and downstream of the second end of the hose line, wherein
the downstream hose section connects the occluding hose section to the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, and the hose set is configured for making available dialysis fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment or for making available a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,241

BIOMARKERS USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF IL-23A RELATED DISEASES

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A method for detecting the presence or absence of a response in a patient after administration of an anti-IL-23A antibody comprising a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18 and a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19, comprising:a) obtaining a biological sample from the patient;
b) measuring in said sample the level of one or more biomarkers, or the level of expression of one or more biomarkers;
c) comparing the level to control value of the level of the one or more biomarkers; and
d) determining whether or not the difference in levels between the sample and the control reflects a response in the patient,wherein the one or more biomarkers comprises ?-defensin 2.

US Pat. No. 10,507,234

METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR INDUCING IMMUNE TOLERANCE BY MUCOSAL VACCINATION WITH FC-COUPLED ANTIGENS

INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL...

1. A method for inducing tolerance to a pancreatic beta cell antigen of interest in a subject in need thereof, comprising mucosally administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a recombinant chimeric construct comprising a FcRn targeting moiety and a preproinsulin peptide comprising the pancreatic beta cell antigen.

US Pat. No. 10,507,195

TAXANE PARTICLES AND THEIR USE

Crititech, Inc., Lawrenc...

1. A composition, comprising particles including at least 95% by weight of a taxane, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the particles have a specific surface area (SSA) of at least 18 m2/g, and wherein the taxane particles include both agglomerated taxane particles and non-agglomerated taxane particles.

US Pat. No. 10,507,176

HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CATIONIC POLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A hair care composition comprising:(a) a cationic polymer consisting of polymerized units derived from
(i) 45 to 65 weight % of (3-acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium chloride (APTAC),
(ii) 10 to 65 weight % of (meth)acrylamide monomers, and
(iii) 2 to 30 weight % of polar non-ionic derivatives of acrylic monomers; and
(b) at least one cosmetically acceptable surfactant, rheology modifier, or cosmetic active.

US Pat. No. 10,507,158

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS HAVING AN INTEGRATED LIMB COMPRESSION DEVICE

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A patient support apparatus comprisinga frame including a patient support deck,
control circuitry carried by the frame,
a footboard coupled to the frame and having a first interior region,
a compression module located within an interior region of the footboard, the compression module having a housing and a second interior region in the housing, the second interior region being in pneumatic communication with the first interior region through at least one first opening in the housing,
a sleeve port pneumatically coupled to the compression module, the sleeve port being configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve that is worn on a limb of a patient, and
an electrical cable providing wired communication between the compression module and the control circuitry, the electrical cable extending through a second opening formed in the footboard, wherein during operation of the compression module to inflate the compression sleeve, air moves from ambient surroundings into the first interior region of the footboard through the second opening and air moves into the second interior region in the housing of the compression module through the at least one first opening, wherein the compression module includes a filter and a pump and air entering the second interior region through the at least one first opening passes through the filter before reaching the pump.

US Pat. No. 10,507,148

POWERED DRIVE BED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

KAP Medical, Inc., Coron...

1. A bed adapted to be supported on a floor, comprising:a plurality of wheels;
a frame supported by the plurality of wheels, the frame having a top surface;
a headboard and a footboard, the footboard spaced apart from the headboard, the headboard and the footboard supported by the plurality of wheels;
a support deck supported by the plurality of wheels, the support deck including a head end positioned proximate the headboard and a foot end positioned proximate the footboard, and at least one support surface extending between the head end of the support deck and the foot end of the support deck; and
a powered drive system coupled to the frame, the powered drive system including:
a drive system frame;
a drive wheel coupled to the drive system frame and moveable between a raised position and a lowered position, wherein in the lowered position the drive wheel is adapted to contact the floor,
a motor operatively coupled to the drive wheel to power a rotation of the drive wheel,
a suspension operatively coupled to the drive wheel, the suspension biasing the drive wheel downward when the drive wheel is in the lowered position while permitting an upward movement of the drive wheel; and
a linear actuator operatively coupled to the drive wheel, the linear actuator having a first length to position the drive wheel in the raised position and a second length to position the drive wheel in the lowered position, the linear actuator maintaining a first orientation relative to the top surface of the frame as the drive wheel is moved between the raised position and the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,141

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

1. An apparatus to provide suction to a wound site comprising:a wound dressing comprising:
an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate from the wound site,
a transparent cover layer overlying the absorbent layer and extending over the entirety of the absorbent layer, the transparent cover layer_comprising an opening; and
an obscuring layer between the absorbent layer and the transparent cover layer that at least partially obscures visualization of the absorbent layer from above the transparent cover layer;
a fluidic connector attached to the wound dressing comprising:
a spacer layer comprising a proximal end, an elongate middle portion, and a distal end;
a transparent top layer constructed from a liquid impermeable material provided over the spacer layer, the transparent top layer defining an upper surface of the fluidic connector;
a bottom layer constructed from a liquid impermeable material provided below the spacer layer, wherein the transparent top layer and the bottom layer are sealed together around a perimeter thereof to enclose the spacer layer and wherein the spacer layer is in contact with the transparent top layer and the bottom layer; and
one or more apertures in the bottom layer beneath the distal end of the spacer layer, wherein a distal end of the bottom layer of the fluidic connector is positioned over the transparent cover layer of the wound dressing with the one or more apertures in the bottom layer being positioned over the opening in the transparent cover layer; and
a portion of absorbent material positioned below the distal end of the spacer layer, wherein the portion of absorbent material is visible around an outer perimeter of the spacer layer of the fluidic connector through the transparent top layer of the fluidic connector and is configured to indicate saturation of the absorbent layer by the wound exudate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,133

INJECTABLE SECUREMENT DEVICE AND RELATED DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A system for grasping an intraocular object comprising:an injectable securement device comprising a suture forming a securement through and around a bolster, wherein applying tension to the suture cinches a closed loop of the securement against the bolster to grasp an intraocular object extending through the loop and secure the intraocular object against the bolster, wherein the bolster is comprised of a material that is resiliently deformable such that the suture deforms the bolster when the suture is pulled tight around the bolster to prevent unraveling of the loop and slipping of the securement, and further wherein the suture is threaded through the bolster along two different axes of the bolster; and
an elongate element having a lumen extending therethrough, the elongate element comprising an actuator mechanism, and the elongate member being configured to pierce tissue with a distal end, wherein the suture is threaded through the elongate element, and wherein the injectable securement device is configured to be deployed from the distal end by the actuator mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,507,131

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THERMAL AND COMPRESSION THERAPY RELATIVE TO THE PREVENTION OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

ThermoTek, Inc., Flower ...

1. A combination thermal compression method for deep vein thrombosis therapy, the method comprising:thermally conditioning, via a control unit, a fluid to a predetermined temperature;
providing the fluid to a thermal blanket via a hose;
returning the fluid to the control unit via the hose;
securing the thermal blanket to an extremity of a patient, wherein the thermal blanket is integrated with a first compression device and the first compression device is disposed outwardly of the thermal blanket;
securing a second compression device to the extremity of the patient at a location distal to the thermal blanket;
providing, via a compression subsystem in the control unit, compressed gas to the first compression device to compress the thermal blanket against the extremity so as to deliver a first treatment modality to the extremity;
applying, via a DVT therapy subsystem in the control unit, pulsed compression therapy treatment to at least the extremity via the second compression device so as to deliver a second treatment modality to the patient; and
wherein the control unit automatically directs compressed air alternately to the first compression device and the second compression device such that the first treatment modality and the second treatment modality are delivered to the extremity in an alternating fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,122

RETRACTING OR/AND SUPPORTING PERIURETHRAL TISSUE

BUTTERFLY MEDICAL LTD., ...

1. An implant for retracting or/and supporting periurethral tissue enclosing a prostatic urethra comprising:a first elongated edge member including a first craniolateral corner;
a second elongated edge member including a second craniolateral corner said second elongated edge member symmetrically opposed to said first elongated edge member relative to a spinal longitudinal axis;
a pair of interconnecting members connected at said spinal longitudinal axis; a first of said pair of interconnecting members connected to said first elongated edge member and a second of said pair of interconnecting members to said second elongated edge member;
a first distal retractor incorporating said first and a second craniolateral corners; and
a first elastic portion incorporated in said first elongated edge member; and
a second elastic portion incorporated in said second elongated edge member;
wherein said first and second elastic portions are non-stressed when said first elongated edge member is pivotally positioned centrally away from said second elongated edge member about said spinal longitudinal axis, so as to form a predetermined maximal spanning angle;
wherein said at least one of said first and second elastic portions exhibits an increase in stress in response to an increased moment of force pivotally shifting said first elongated edge member towards said second elongated edge member about said spinal longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,108

HEART VALVE SEALING DEVICES AND DELIVERY DEVICES THEREFOR

EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP...

1. A mitral valve repair system comprising:a delivery sheath;
a mitral valve repair device comprising;
a coaption portion;
a pair of inner paddles connected to the coaption portion;
a pair of outer paddles, each connected to one of the inner paddles; and
a pair of gripping members, each having a fixed arm fixed to one of the inner paddles and a movable arm connected to the fixed arm;
wherein the mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition where:
the pair of inner paddles and the attached fixed arms of the pair of gripping members extend distally away from the coaption portion;
the pair of outer paddles extend distally from the pair of inner paddles;
wherein the mitral valve repair device is movable out of the delivery sheath while in the extended condition;
an actuator coupled to the mitral valve repair device, such that retracting the actuator reduces a length of the mitral valve repair device from the extended condition.

US Pat. No. 10,507,100

HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS

Hans-Hinrich Sievers, Kr...

1. A heart valve prosthesis comprising:a downstream first axial end;
an upstream second axial end;
a sewing ring extending in an arched course for sewing in a blood vessel, the arched course of the sewing ring being formed by three arches and three transition regions, wherein a respective transition region is arranged between an arch end of one of the arches and an arch end of another one of the arches, wherein the sewing ring further comprises a plurality of tabs, each of the tabs being associated with one of the three transition regions, each of the tabs comprising a folded state and a non-folded state, each of the tabs comprising a tab end, the tab end of each of the tabs facing the first axial end in the non-folded state, the tab end of each of the tabs facing the second axial end in the folded state, the tabs being located radially beyond the sewing ring in the folded state with respect to a longitudinal axis of the sewing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,507,095

RESORBABLE DEVICE FOR RECONSTRUCTING ROTATOR CUFFS

1. A wedge-shaped biodegradable and resorbable device for a reconstruction of a rotator cuff, the device comprising:a flat element having two opposite ends adapted to be connected to at least one damaged tendon of the rotator cuff of a patient,
wherein the flat element is entirely made of biodegradable and resorbable material,
wherein the flat element is a triangular-shaped flat element having a rounded end at a vertex located at a first end of the two opposite ends and a base with two other vertices at a second end of the two opposite ends,
wherein the flat element comprises fixing areas located at the two opposite ends of the flat element adapted to be employed for fixing, through resorbable suture, the flat element to the at least one damaged tendon,
wherein the flat element is made of homopolymer PGA fiber fabric which continuously extends across the entire surface of the flat element such that there is an absence of a hole,
wherein the homopolymer PGA fiber fabric is a warp knitted fabric having a thickness between 0.4 mm to 0.45 mm, and
wherein the biodegradable and resorbable material is completely decomposed in a span of one month following implantation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,090

DENTAL ALL-CERAMIC RESTORATION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hangzhou Erran Technology...

1. The manufacturing method of a dental all-ceramic restoration comprising the steps of:step (1): milling a mould blank to obtain a cavity mould having an inner surface corresponding to an outer surface form of a digital wax pattern, or a convex mould having an outer surface corresponding to an inner surface form of the digital wax pattern;
step (2): injecting a ceramic colloid into the cavity mould, or sealing the convex mould with a matched sleeve and then injecting the ceramic colloid into a shaping cavity between the sleeve and the convex mould, wherein after being dried, a hardened ceramic green body with less than 10% liquid phase content is formed;
step (3): according to the inner surface form of the digital wax pattern, the outer surface form of the digital wax pattern, or the inner surface form combined with a partial outer surface of the digital wax pattern below a height of contour, milling the hardened ceramic green body to obtain a dental all-ceramic restoration body with the same form as the digital wax pattern;wherein connecting bars are not used to connect the dental all-ceramic restoration body with the surrounding mould blank during the milling operation,wherein before step (1) the manufacturing method further comprises the steps of:
Step A: tooth preparation;
Step B: making optical models of a prepared tooth;
Step C: generating the digital wax pattern of the dental all-ceramic restoration according to the optical models obtained in step B as the data source;and whereinafter step (3) the manufacturing method further comprises the steps of:
Step D: removing the dental all-ceramic restoration body;
Step E: sintering the body thereof in a sintering furnace to form the dental all-ceramic restoration;
wherein, within the step A, the tooth preparation is carried out according to dental preparation principles for all-ceramic restorations; within the step B, the optical models of the prepared tooth include at least the prepared tooth, adjacent teeth on each side of a mouth and opposite teeth; within the step C, the digital wax pattern of the dental all-ceramic restoration is designed by dental restorative design software; within the step D, the method of removing the dental all-ceramic restoration body is to mill away surrounding material of the mould blank to create a gap and then to directly take the body out by clamping or negative-pressure suction; within the step E, a sintering temperature is ranging from 1300° C. to 1600° C. with a holding time ranging from 0.1 h to 3 h.

US Pat. No. 10,507,086

DENTAL PROSTHESIS WITH THREADED CROWN ON POST AND CORE

1. A dental prosthesis comprising:a dental implant;
a post and core comprising a first portion adapted to be inserted into said implant and a second portion protruding from said implant;
a screw; and
a crown,
said implant being adapted to be fixed to a bone and said post and core being adapted to be fixed to said implant through a thread,
wherein said crown is fixed to said post and core with said screw,
wherein said post and core operates as a connection element between said implant and said crown,
wherein said second portion comprises a separation portion between an apical end of the crown when the post and core is housed in the crown and a coronal end of the implant when the post and core is housed in the implant,
wherein said separation portion of the post and core has a decreasing diameter in a coronal direction of the post and core,
wherein said post and core comprises a first element and a second element, the first element being hollow and the second element comprising a through screw that is inserted in said first element and is fixed to the implant, said through screw comprising a hole provided with a thread suited to accommodate said screw that fixes the crown to the post and core, and
wherein the second portion of the post and core that protrudes from said implant comprises one or more cylindrical segments having a length up to 3 mm and extending in the coronal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,077

TISSUE MARKING SYSTEM

VECTOR SURGICAL, LLC, Wa...

1. A tissue marking system or use in marking a tissue sample having, a tissue margin, the system comprising:a container; and
a tissue marking ink stored in said container, said ink comprising a colorant, methyl ethyl hydroxvethyl cellulose and an alkali soluble acrylic resin, said ink having a final viscosity of from 85 ku to 115 ku which composition is configured to cause said at least one ink to adhere to a surface of the tissue sample without bleeding.

US Pat. No. 10,507,069

OPERATING DEVICE FOR A ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGICAL SYSTEM

avateramedical GmbH, Jen...

1. An operating device for a robot-assisted surgery system, comprising;a manually actuatable user operated element comprising two straps for receiving one finger of a user each; and
an interface for attaching the operating device to a holding unit;
wherein the user operated element, when the operating device is attached to the holding unit, is rotatable relative to the interface about a first axis of rotation, a second axis of rotation and a third axis of rotation, the three axes of rotation each being orthogonal to each other;
wherein the three axes of rotation intersect in a common point of intersection; and
wherein the user operated element includes a disk-like body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,067

NEEDLE STEERING BY SHAFT MANIPULATION

1. A system for inserting a needle into a body of a subject, and for steering said needle within soft tissue of said subject, comprising:a robotic platform having a plurality of degrees of freedom and configured to provide said needle with a desired pose; and
a needle gripper configured to be attached to said robotic platform and to grip a shaft of said needle at its distal end, said needle gripper comprising a driving mechanism configured to be activated to provide motion to said needle in the longitudinal direction of said needle, wherein
said driving mechanism comprises at least a pair of rollers on either side of said needle, such that coordinated rotation of said rollers causes said needle to move in said longitudinal direction, and
said robotic platform and said driving mechanism of said needle gripper are activated in coordination, such that said robotic platform adjusts the orientation angle of said needle inside said soft tissue of said subject during insertion motion of said needle into said subject, such that said needle traverses a non-linear path within said soft tissue of said subject.

US Pat. No. 10,507,062

MEDICAL FASTENING DEVICE AND REFERENCING DEVICE AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. Medical fastening device for noninvasively fastening a medical marking device comprising two or more marking elements to a body part of a patient, the medical fastening device comprising:a support body which extends over a surface in two directions of extent aligned at an angle to each other and which is adaptable in shape to a contour of the body part,
the support body being elastically stretchable in a surface of extent and comprising a first stretch area and at least one second stretch area, the stretchability of the at least one second stretch area in at least one direction in the surface of the extent of the support body is less than the stretchability of the first stretch area, and
at least one holding part fixed to the first stretch area of the support body,
wherein the marking device or a marking element of the marking device is fixed or fixable with at least one of force locking and positive locking on a side of the holding part facing away from the support body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,056

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTATION AND VISUALIZATION OF CATHETER APPLIED FORCE AND POWER

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for determining the orthogonality and applied force vector of an ablation catheter, the method comprising the steps of:providing an electrophysiology system including an RF generator; a processor operably connected to the RF generator; a display operably connected to the processor and an ablation catheter operably connected to the RF generator and the processor, the catheter including an ablation electrode disposed opposite the RF generator and forming a tip of the ablation catheter and a number of microelectrodes disposed on and electrically isolated from the ablation electrode, the processor configured to compare data signals obtained from the microelectrodes with one another to derive a difference value for each pair of data signals;
positioning the ablation electrode within the tissue to be ablated;
obtaining data signals from the microelectrodes;
comparing the data signals from microelectrode pairs to determine difference values; and
generating a visual representation on the display of the orthogonality and an applied force vector of the ablation electrode relative to the tissue using the difference values,
wherein the step of generating the visual representation comprises generating a wire form space plot, wherein the ablation electrode provided includes a number of sets of spaced microelectrodes,
wherein the step of generating the visual representation comprises generating a wire form space plot for each set of microelectrodes, and
wherein the step of generating a wire form space plot for each set of microelectrodes further comprises generating a three-dimensional representation of the tissue using the wire form space plots.

US Pat. No. 10,507,052

SYSTEM FOR HANDLING AN AUGMENTATION IMPLANT

Woodwelding AG, (CH) Str...

1. A device for handling and implanting an augmentation implant, comprising:an augmentation screw;
a plurality of polymeric augmentation pins;
an augmentation pin magazine comprising a plurality of pin-retainers for retaining the plurality of polymeric augmentation pins therein;
an ultrasound applicator comprising an ultrasound transducer and a sonotrode for engaging the plymeric augmentation pins;
an elongated housing having a distal portion, a proximal tool portion and a body portion extending along a second longitudinal axis and connecting the distal portion to the proximal tool portion, said elongate housing includes an axial through-bore extending through the proximal tool portion, the body portion and the distal screw portion of the elongated housing for accommodating the sonotrode of the ultrasound applicator for engaging the augmentation pins, and a lateral opening extending through the body portion of the elongate housing for receiving the augmentation pin magazine, wherein the axial through-bore and the lateral opening intersect each other;
wherein the distal portion distal of the housing lateral opening engages a proximal end of the augmentation screw, such that the axial through bore of the elongated housing is aligned with an axial through bore of the augmentation screw;
a closing plug insertable into the axial through bore of the augmentation screw and having a plurality of ribs on a proximal end forming channels, wherein when the closing plug is disposed within the axial bore of the augmentation screw the plug closes the axial through bore of the augmentation screw at a distal tip of the augmentation screw, and the channels are configured to redirect fluidized polymeric pins from the axial bore and out of at least one lateral through bore in the augmentation screw;
a tool mounted on a proximal portion of the housing for driving the augmentation screw, such that the distal housing portion is configured to transmit torque from the tool mounted on the proximal end of the elongated housing to the augmentation screw, for screwing in the augmentation screw into an object;
wherein the elongate housing lateral opening has a locking system for holding the pin magazine therein; and
the lateral opening having a projection for engaging an augmentation pin and wherein the locking system has a locking element for engaging the pin magazine to align the augmentation pin with the axial through-bore in the elongate housing for inserting the augmentation pin into the axial through bore of the augmentation screw, when the augmentation pin is located in the pin-retainer;
wherein the sonotrode is slidably and at least partially accommodated in the axial through-bores of the elongated housing and the augmentation screw when the elongated housing is connected to the augmentation screw, such that when the augmentation pin magazine is placed and locked in the lateral opening and at least one of the augmentation pins is aligned with the axial through-bore of the elongated housing, then the aligned augmentation pin is pushed by the sonotrode through at least a portion of the axial through-bore of the elongated housing, out of the housing and into the axial bore of the augmentation screw, and then fluidized within the axial bore of the augmentation screw due to ultrasound vibrations generated from the ultrasound transducer, then pressed out through the at least one lateral through bore of the augmentation screw, the at least one lateral through bore extending through a body portion of the augmentation screw and in fluid communication with the axial bore of the augmentation screw; and
wherein the augmentation pin magazine is configured to be further inserted and locked in the lateral through opening of the housing to align a second one of the retained polymeric augmentation pins with the axial through bore of the elongated housing to be prepared to be pushed by the sonotrode into the axial bore of the augmentation screw.

US Pat. No. 10,507,033

ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH REPLACEABLE CLAMP PAD

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An ultrasonic instrument comprising:(a) a shaft assembly, wherein the shaft assembly comprises an acoustic waveguide, wherein the waveguide is configured to acoustically couple with an ultrasonic transducer; and
(b) an end effector, wherein the end effector comprises:
(i) an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide,
(ii) a clamp arm pivotally coupled with the shaft assembly, wherein the clamp arm further comprises a proximal portion and an elongated distal portion defining a recess, and
(iii) a clamp pad defining an interior sleeve comprising a T-shaped configuration, wherein the T-shaped configuration of the interior sleeve of the clamp pad is configured to house the elongated distal portion and the recess in a single predefined orientation in order to removably couple the clamp pad with the clamp arm while the clamp arm is pivotally coupled to the shaft assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,032

DISSECTING TIP FOR SURGICAL STAPLER

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical stapling device comprising:an elongated body portion;
an end effector pivotally attached to the elongated body portion, the end effector including an anvil assembly having a distal end and a cartridge assembly, the anvil assembly movably supported in relation to the cartridge assembly between an open position and a clamped position, the cartridge assembly having a plurality of staples supported therein and including a tissue contacting surface defining a plane, the anvil assembly having a tissue contacting surface defining a plurality of staple forming pockets, the plurality of staple deforming pockets being aligned with the plurality of staples when the anvil assembly is in the clamped position; and
a dissecting tip extending distally from the distal end of the anvil assembly towards the cartridge assembly, the dissecting tip extending through the plane defined by the tissue contacting surface of the cartridge assembly when the end effector is in the closed position, the dissecting tip having a rounded distal end configured to separate target tissue from certain tissue, wherein the dissecting tip includes a flat inner surface that defines an angle with the tissue contacting surface of the anvil assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,029

PATIENT-SPECIFIC ACETABULAR GUIDES AND ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTS

Biomet Manufacturing, LLC...

2. An acetabular guide comprising:a patient-specific engagement surface designed to be complementary and mateable with a corresponding surface of the patient's pelvic anatomy as determined during a pre-operative plan of the patient by a three-dimensional reconstruction of the anatomy of the patient using two-dimensional medical images, the patient-specific engagement surface having a first portion mateable with a portion of an acetabulum of the patient;
a guiding element extending from the acetabular guide opposite to the first portion of engagement surface, the guiding element defining a bore designed to be oriented along an alignment axis for an acetabular implant when the acetabular guide is engaged to the acetabulum; and
first and second marker elements extending from a portion of the acetabular guide outside the acetabulum of the patient, the marker elements defining corresponding first and second bores for guiding first and second marker pins into a bone portion of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,507,027

PUSH BUTTON RONGEUR

BOSS INSTRUMENTS, LTD., I...

1. A Rongeur comprising:a top shaft with a proximal end having a cutting edge and a distal end hingedly connected to a front handle, the top shaft configured for sliding engagement with a bottom shaft having a rear handle at a distal end when in a closed position, and to hinge open at the hinged connection when in a released position;
the front handle pivotally connected to the rear handle and configured for a retracted position, a first extended position, and a second extended position;
the retracted position configured to slide the top shaft proximally such that the cutting edge approaches a proximal end of the bottom shaft;
the first extended position configured to slide the top shaft distally a first distance;
the second extended position configured to slide the top shaft distally a second distance greater than the first distance and position the top shaft into the released position; and
a push button actuator having a biased position and an actuated position, the biased position configured to block the second extended position, the actuated position configured to permit the second extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,020

IMPLANTABLE FASTENER FOR ATTACHMENT OF A MEDICAL DEVICE TO TISSUE

Tepha, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. An implantable fastener for attachment of a medical device or implantable component to tissue comprising a plurality of tissue retainers emanating from a supportive backing,wherein the tissue retainers comprise two tips, and are configured to swivel from a plane of the supportive backing to engage tissue,
wherein a tip of the tissue retainer projects from each side of the plane of the supportive backing, and
wherein the fastener is attached to a medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,018

MINIMALLY INVASIVE REPAIR OF A VALVE LEAFLET IN A BEATING HEART

NeoChord, Inc., Eden Pra...

1. A device for repairing a valve leaflet in a beating heart of a patient, comprising:a handle assembly including a shaft extending from a distal end of the handle and adapted to be extended into a chest cavity of the patient, the shaft including a suture channel extending longitudinally through the shaft adapted to receive a suture and a needle channel extending longitudinally through the shaft generally axially parallel with the suture channel;
a capture assembly extending from a distal portion of the shaft and adapted to be positioned within the beating heart, the capture assembly having a clamping mechanism including a proximal clamping jaw defining a distally facing clamping surface and a distal clamping jaw movable with respect to the proximal clamping jaw and defining a proximally facing clamping surface; and
a needle adapted to be slidably positioned within the needle channel, the needle channel having a needle opening defined proximate where the needle channel terminates at the distally facing clamping surface defined by the proximal clamping jaw,
the distal clamping jaw including a jaw suture channel extending at least partially around the distal clamping jaw, a needle lumen extending into the proximally facing clamping surface and aligned with the needle opening, and a suture groove extending across the needle lumen,
such that when a suture is extended through the suture channel of the shaft, around the jaw suture channel of the distal clamping jaw and along the suture groove, the needle can be selectively advanced distally out of the needle opening at the proximal clamping jaw and past the suture positioned in the suture groove into the needle lumen without dislodging the suture from the suture groove and retracted proximally to engage the suture and remove the suture from the suture groove.

US Pat. No. 10,507,012

VEIN HARVESTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

13. A system for harvesting a section of a vessel from an incision in a human or animal body, the system comprising:a telescoping member having a first segment and a second segment, wherein the second segment is sized to fit within a lumen of the first segment, and wherein the second segment is adjustable to move from a first position in which a portion of the second segment is disposed within a portion of the first segment to a second position that is distal to the first position;
a blunt tip extending distally relative to a distal end of the telescoping member, wherein the blunt tip tapers at a distal end;
an optical path extending through the telescoping member to provide a view of a dissection area through the telescoping member; and
a cutting assembly associated with the second segment so that when the second segment is in the second position the cutting assembly is actuatable via an actuator to cut a blood vessel in the view of the dissection area, wherein the cutting assembly is disposed off-center with respect to a central axis of the telescoping member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,011

IMPACT BIOPSY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Merit Medical Systems, In...

1. A tissue biopsy device, comprising:a handle;
a needle assembly operably coupled to the handle; and
an actuator assembly operably coupled to the handle and needle assembly, the actuator assembly comprising:
a biasing member;
a priming handle comprising a trigger surface;
a retention tube comprising a proximal catch;
a traveling member configured to be displaced when the actuator assembly is actuated, the traveling member comprising a traveling member catch;
an impact member coupled to the needle assembly, the impact member configured to displace at least a portion of the needle assembly when the traveling member impacts the impact member; and
a follower releasably coupled to the impact member,
wherein the needle assembly comprises an outer tubular member and a cannula, and wherein the outer tubular member is fixedly coupled to the impact member and the cannula is releasably coupled to the impact member,
wherein the traveling member catch is configured to engage with the proximal catch of the retention tube when the actuator assembly is in a primed configuration, and
wherein the trigger surface of the priming handle is configured to displace the traveling member catch from the proximal catch when the actuator assembly is actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,507,006

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING AN INVASIVE DEVICE USING ULTRASOUND POSITION SIGNALS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A system for tracking an invasive device, the system comprising:an ultrasound probe configured to be inserted into a patient's body, the ultrasound probe comprising an array including a plurality of transducer elements, wherein the array is configured both for acquiring ultrasound image data and for tracking a position of the ultrasound probe;
a display device;
a localization system comprising:
a substrate configured to be externally attached to the patient;
an ultrasound transducer module comprising at least one transducer element attached to the substrate, where the ultrasound transducer module is configured to communicate ultrasound signals with the array; and
a connector device electrically connected to the ultrasound transducer module; and
a processing unit in electronic communication with the ultrasound transducer module, the display device and the ultrasound probe, wherein the processor is configured to:
determine a position of the ultrasound probe based on the ultrasound signals communicated between the array and the at least one transducer element attached to the substrate;
generate an ultrasound image based on the ultrasound image data acquired by the array;
display the ultrasound image on the display device; and
display the position of the ultrasound probe on the display device based on the ultrasound signals communicated between the array and the at least one transducer element attached to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,004

PHANTOM DEVICE, DARK FIELD IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING A DARK FIELD IMAGE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A phantom device for a dark field imaging system, the phantom device comprising:a main body,
reference parts formed of an attenuation part and a de-coherence part being stacked on the attenuation part, such that the attenuation part and the de-coherence part of the respective reference part are arranged consecutively along a predefined direction of the main body;
wherein each de-coherence part is configured to cause de-coherence disturbance to an X-ray beam, if said X-ray beam passes the respective de-coherence part along the predefined direction;
wherein each attenuation part is configured to cause attenuation disturbance to an X-ray beam, if said X-ray beam passes the respective attenuation part along the predefined direction;
wherein the main body comprises a first group of at least two reference parts;
wherein each of the de-coherence parts of the first group are configured to cause the same first degree of de-coherence disturbance; and
wherein the attenuation parts of the first group are configured to cause mutually different degrees of attenuation disturbance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,000

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS IMAGING OF FUNCTIONAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL X-RAY IMAGE DATA OF A BREAST, DIAGNOSTIC STATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

15. A diagnostic station, comprising:an acquisition interface for acquiring a functional X-ray image data set including two-dimensional mammogram image data, from the breast of a patient, and for acquiring a morphological X-ray image data set including three-dimensional image data from the breast of the patient in the same breast position and with the same breast compression;
an input interface for determining a region of interest in one of the two acquired X-ray image data sets;
a position-determining unit for determining a three-dimensional position of the region of interest in the other of the two acquired X-ray image data sets by:
calculating a synthetic mammogram on a basis of the three-dimensional tomosynthesis image data;
generating a low-energy image on a basis of the two-dimensional dual-energy mammogram image data;
comparing structures encompassed by the region of interest with structures of the synthetic mammogram;
localizing and marking structures encompassed by the region of interest in the two-dimensional dual-energy mammogram image data;
transferring the region of interest to the synthetic mammogram; and
back-projecting the synthetic mammogram provided with the region of interest onto a three-dimensional tomosynthesis graphical representation; and
an image display unit for simultaneous graphical representation of the functional X-ray image data and the morphological X-ray image data each with the region of interest as a marked region.

US Pat. No. 10,506,994

APPARATUS FOR A RADIOGRAPHIC DEVICE

General Electric Company,...

1. An enclosure for a radiographic device, comprising:a bottom panel;
a plurality of sidewalls integrally formed with the bottom panel, whereby the plurality of sidewalls and the bottom panel define a unitary body; and
a top panel joined to the plurality of sidewalls opposite the bottom panel and defining an internal space therebetween for housing a radiographic device;
wherein the plurality of sidewalls each include a first upturned portion that extends upwardly from the bottom panel, a return portion extending from the first upturned portion back towards the bottom panel and defining a rounded nose, and an inward projection extending from the return portion generally parallel to the bottom panel and defining a flange for supporting the top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,506,980

SCALE FOR DISPLAYING WORKOUT READINESS

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a wireless transceiver;
a physiological measurement apparatus comprising a sensor configured to obtain physiological measurements relating to a user;
a memory configured to record the physiological measurements relating to the user;
a display unit; and
a processor connected to each of the wireless transceiver, the physiological measurement apparatus, the memory, and the display unit, the processor configured to execute a plurality of instructions which are configured to, when executed, cause the electronic apparatus to:
perform an analysis of a plurality of previously recorded first physiological measurements relating to the user, the previously recorded first physiological measurements being taken on a respective first plurality of time periods, wherein at least one of the plurality of first physiological measurements relating to the user is obtained by the physiological measurement apparatus;
derive a user-specific range of acceptable values for one or more second physiological parameters based at least in part on said analysis;
receive a measurement of one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user, the measurement being taken on a second time period via the physiological measurement apparatus, wherein the second time period is separate from the first plurality of time periods;
compare the measurement of the one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user to the range of acceptable values therefor; and
cause the display unit to display an indication of a readiness level of the user such that:
when the measurement of the one of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is within the range of acceptable values therefor, the indication comprising an indication of a positive physical readiness condition indicative that the user is in condition to perform a workout during the second time period;
when the measurement of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is outside of the range of acceptable values, but less than a threshold amount stored in the memory, the indication comprising an indication of a non-optimal physical readiness condition indicative that the user may be in condition to perform a workout during the second time period; and
when the measurement of the one or more second physiological parameters relating to the user is outside of the range of acceptable values, and more than the threshold amount, the indication comprising an indication of a negative physical readiness condition indicative that the user is not in condition to begin a workout during the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,506,977

METHOD, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR SENSOR WITH REMOVABLE NODES

CAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. An integrated adhesive sensor array for measuring a physical or physiological parameter of a body, comprising:a sensor hub;
a detachable sensor pod comprising sensors to sense a physical or physiological parameter;
means for establishing a first communication link between the sensor hub and a wireless receiver;
means for attaching at least the sensor hub directly to a body;
means for establishing a second communication link between the detachable sensor pod and the sensor hub;
means for transmitting sensor data of the physical or physiological parameter from the detachable sensor pod to the sensor hub via the second communication link; and
means for transmitting the sensor data of the physical or physiological parameter from the sensor hub to the wireless receiver via the first communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,506,973

APPARATUS FOR INJECTING LIQUID INTO PRIMO-NODE AND PRIMO-VASCULAR SYSTEM TRACING SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for injecting a liquid into a primo-node, the apparatus comprising:a suction tube comprising a suction opening formed therein and configured to hold the primo-node;
a liquid injection tube disposed within the suction tube, wherein an edge of the liquid injection tube protrudes outward from the suction opening; and
a bridge that fixes the liquid injection tube to the suction tube.

US Pat. No. 10,506,970

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING CONSCIOUSNESS

INBODY CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A method of monitoring a state of consciousness performed by at least one of processor of an apparatus, the method comprising:sensing at least two brainwave signals;
extracting respective phase signals from the sensed brainwave signals;
patterning a phase difference between the extracted phase signals;
calculating entropy based on a variety of patterns; and
displaying a state of consciousness assessed based on the calculated entropy on a display,
wherein the patterning of the phase difference comprises converting a magnitude of the phase difference between the phase signals to a base-N number based on a result of comparing the magnitude of the phase difference and N reference values, wherein N denotes a natural number greater than or equal to 2.

US Pat. No. 10,506,967

MULTI-AXIS MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR LOADING FORCE AND CENTER OF GRAVITY

KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL UNIVERS...

1. A multi-axis measurement device for loading force and center of gravity comprising:a first loading plate, further comprising:
a first slidable element, wherein one end of the first slidable element is connected to the first loading plate, and moves in a first direction; and
a first piezoelectric pressure sensing element, wherein one end of the first piezoelectric pressure sensing element is connected to the first loading plate;
a second loading plate, further comprising:
a second slidable element, wherein one end of the second slidable element is connected to the second loading plate, and moves in a second direction; and
a second piezoelectric pressure sensing element, wherein one end of the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element is connected to the second loading plate;
a connecting plate, located between the first loading plate and the second loading plate, wherein the connecting plate is respectively connected to the first slidable element, the first piezoelectric pressure sensing element, the second slidable element, and the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element; and
a plurality of third piezoelectric pressure sensing elements, connected to the first loading plate;
wherein the first piezoelectric pressure sensing r element measures the changes in pressure of the first direction, the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element measures the changes in pressure of the second direction, and the third piezoelectric pressure sensing elements measure the changes in pressure of a third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,506,954

MOBILE AUTOMATED HEALTH SENSING SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE

1. A personal health monitoring system consisting of:A personal communication smartphone device incorporating one or more central processing units configured to interpret glucose in saliva, one or more cameras, internet connection means and near field wireless communication means, cloud based data storage and computing resources programmed to detect glucose in saliva color change of detection chemicals of a sample detector health sample interpretation software programmed to detect glucose in saliva color change of the detection chemicals of an receptacle, health sample collection means and health sample detector wherein said health sample detector additionally comprises one or more health sample detection chemicals which in the presence of peroxidase, 10-acetyl-3,7-dihydroxyphenoxazine reacts with H2O2 in a 1:1 stoichiometry to produce a red color change in the presence of glucose in a saliva sample.

US Pat. No. 10,506,953

OPERATION-VERIFYING WEARABLE VAPOR SENSOR

BIOINTELLISENSE, INC., R...

1. A measuring device, the device comprising:a skin contact sensor configured to measure one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with skin of a user of the measuring device;
a sweat vapor sensor configured to measure one or more properties of sweat vapor of the user, the sweat vapor sensor distinct from the skin contact sensor;
a storage device, communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor and the sweat vapor sensor, the storage device configured to store historic readings of the skin contact sensor and historic properties of the sweat vapor corresponding to the historic readings of the skin contact sensor taken at a same time; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor, the sweat vapor sensor, and the storage device, the processor configured to perform operations comprising:
selecting a subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor, the subset selected based on the historic properties corresponding to the subset of the historic readings indicating that a target property of the one or more properties of the sweat vapor was present when the historic readings were taken, the target property corresponding to a condition related to body chemistry of the user;
adjust a threshold to be specific to the user based on the subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor; and
confirm operation of the measuring device based on:
the one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured by the skin contact sensor satisfying the adjusted threshold indicating that the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured after adjusting the threshold to the adjusted threshold; and
the sweat vapor sensor receiving the sweat vapor.

US Pat. No. 10,506,949

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF ILLICIT SUBSTANCES IN THE BREATH OF A PERSON

1. A device for determining a level of drug in the breath of a person, the device comprising:a stationary monitoring device with a communication unit configured to transmit data to a central computer;
a data interface;
a hand-held device connectable at least temporarily to the monitoring device via the data interface, the hand-held device comprising a mouthpiece for taking a breath sample of the person, an analysis unit configured to determine a level of drug in the breath sample and to transmit a determined drug level to the monitoring device via the data interface at least in a case of a drug limit value being exceeded and an identification unit configured for a variance comparison of at least one biometric characteristic of the person, performed before or during or after or any combination of before, during and after the breath sample was given for identifying the person intended to give the breath sample;
a monitoring control unit connected to the monitoring device, the monitoring control unit being configured to transmit to the central computer upon the drug limit value being exceeded or upon a violation of rules for performing the test or upon both the drug limit value being exceeded and a violation of rules for performing the test, wherein the identification unit comprises:
a memory with a stored pattern of a pattern structure located on the skin or in the skin or in the subcutaneous tissue or in any combination of on the skin, in the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue of the person; and
a skin area recording device comprising a camera or scanner unit or both a camera and a scanner unit, the identification unit being configured to record a skin area of the person of at least one recognized pattern of a pattern structure located on the skin or in the skin or in the subcutaneous tissue or in any combination of on the skin, in the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue and to compare the at least one recognized pattern of the recorded skin area with the stored pattern, stored in the memory; and
a hand-held device control connected to the hand-held device, wherein the hand-held device control is configured to generate a control signal for initiating at least one measure if a deviation is detected between the recognized pattern and the stored pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,506,945

PATIENT SPECIFIC SCAN PARAMETERS FOR MRI SCANNING

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEAR...

1. A device for performing an MRI scan using patient specific scan parameters, the device comprising:a processor, configured to:
receive a series of MRI scout scan images of a patient infected with a contrast agent;
select an initial inversion time (TIinitial) based on the MRI scout scan images;
determine a time interval between adjacent inversion pulses (TR) based on an ECG from the patient;
calculate a relaxation time (T1) based on TIinitial and TR;
calculate an optimized inversion time (TIoptimized) based on the T1; and
generate an output to the device to perform an MRI scan of the patient based on TIoptimized.

US Pat. No. 10,506,928

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PORTIONS OF A WOUND FILLER LEFT AT A TISSUE SITE

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A method for treating a wound, the method comprising:positioning a wound filler treated with a liquid coating agent containing fluorescent markers proximate the wound;
removing the wound filler from the wound after a time period;
scanning the wound using a fluorescence scanner to determine whether a residual portion of the wound filler remains at the wound by detecting the fluorescent markers on to the residual portion with the fluorescence scanner; and
responsive to detecting the residual portion of the wound filler remaining at the wound, removing the residual portion of the wound filler from the wound.

US Pat. No. 10,506,923

OPTICAL IMAGING AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATARACT SURGERY AND TREATMENT PLANNING

AMO WaveFront Sciences, L...

1. An eye imaging and measurement system for planning a cataract treatment in a patient's eye, the system comprising:a corneal topography subsystem;
a wavefront aberrometer subsystem;
an eye structure imaging subsystem; and
a memory,
wherein the corneal topography subsystem, wavefront aberrometer subsystem, and eye structure imaging subsystem have a shared optical axis, and each subsystem is operatively coupled to the other subsystems via a controller,
wherein each of the corneal topography subsystem, the wavefront aberrometer subsystem and the eye structure imaging subsystem stores data in the memory, wherein the data includes anterior conical surface information, posterior corneal surface information, anterior lens surface information, posterior lens surface information, lens tilt information and lens position information,
wherein the eye imaging and measurement system, including the corneal topography subsystem, the wavefront aberrometer subsystem and the eye structure imaging subsystem, measures ocular biometry information and store the ocular biometry information in the memory, wherein the ocular biometry information comprises a central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), pupil diameter (PD), white to white distance (WTW), lens thickness (LT), axial length (AXL) and retinal layer thickness, and
wherein the memory is further operable to store Intraocular Lens (“IOL”) Data, the IOL data including a plurality of dioptic power, anterior and posterior radius, IOL thickness, refractive index and dispersion, asphericity, toricity, echelette features, haptic angulation, and lens filter.

US Pat. No. 10,506,920

ARTICULATE AND SWAPPABLE ENDOSCOPE FOR A SURGICAL ROBOT

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A surgical robotic system comprising:an input device movable in at least one master degree of freedom by an operator;
at least one slave comprising an articulate endoscope having a flexible wrist capable of wrist motion in at least one wrist degree of freedom, said endoscope further comprising a camera configured to acquire an image of an object, the camera coupled to the distal end of the flexible wrist; and
a display configured to show the acquired image;
wherein a first reference frame used by the input device to control the wrist motion in at least one wrist degree of freedom is attached to the flexible wrist;
and wherein a second reference frame used for controlling other degrees of freedom associated with the endoscope is attached to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,506,909

DISH WASHER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A dishwasher in which dishes are containable, comprising:a main body;
a washing tub provided in the main body;
a door configured to close or open a first side of the washing tub;
a fixed nozzle fixed on a second side of the washing tub and configured to spray water;
a vane configured to be movable along a linear axis within the washing tub and to reflect the water sprayed from the fixed nozzle toward dishes contained in the dishwasher while the vane is being moved along the linear axis within the washing tub; and
a rail assembly extending along the linear axis and configured to guide movement of the vane along the linear axis,
wherein the vane is rotationally coupled to the rail assembly with an axis of rotation of the vane being substantially perpendicular to the linear axis, so that the vane rotates on the axis of rotation to change a direction of the reflected water.

US Pat. No. 10,506,897

MIXING ASSEMBLY FOR MIXING A PRODUCT

Shorefield Holdings, LLC,...

1. A mixing assembly comprising:a container having a container wall that defines an interior chamber within which a product to be mixed is received; and
a mixing structure configured to be received within the interior chamber and mix the product, the mixing structure having:
a body portion that extends along a body axis between a first end of the body portion and a second end of the body portion, the first end of the body portion having a first cross-sectional size, the second end of the body portion having a second cross-sectional size that is larger than the first cross-sectional size, the body portion having:
a wall that extends helically about the body axis between the first end and the second end, the wall having a wall length, along a wall axis that is substantially parallel to the body axis, between a first edge of the wall and a second edge of the wall, the wall defining:
a channel that extends helically about the body axis between the first end and the second end, the channel having a channel length, along a channel axis that is substantially parallel to the body axis, between the first edge of the wall and a third edge of the wall, the wall length larger than the channel length;
wherein an end axis extends perpendicular to the body axis from a center of the second end of the body portion radially outwardly to an exterior of the body portion, the end axis passing through an opening defined by the wall such that the end axis does not intersect any of the body portion, wherein a cross-section of the mixing structure at a location along the body axis between the first end and a first channel end of the channel yields an ellipse.

US Pat. No. 10,506,892

VESSEL FOR TRANSFERRING THERMAL ENERGY TO AND INDUCING CONVECTION IN A CONTAINED FLUID

1. An article of manufacture comprising:a wall portion having a wall inner surface and a wall outer surface;
a base portion having a base inner surface and a base outer surface, at least a portion of the wall portion and the base portion forming a vessel to retain fluid therein, at least part of the base portion configured to receive heat from a heating source; and
a plurality of shaped portions extending above the base inner surface or the wall inner surface, a top of each of the plurality of shaped portions being opposite a bottom of each of the plurality of shaped portions, the plurality of shaped portions of the base inner surface and/or the inner wall surface being shaped to have 1.2 or more times surface area than a surface of the corresponding flat surface, each shaped portion of the base inner surface including at least three sides extending from the bottom to the top, the top of each of the plurality of shaped portions being hexagonal in shape, each of the plurality of shaped portions capable of supplying heat from the sides to fluid adjacent to the sides of at least one other shaped portion of the plurality of shaped portions, the plurality of shaped portions of the base inner surface or the wall inner surface including the hexagonal shaped tops of the plurality of shaped portions and sides of the plurality of shaped portions to assist in uneven heat transfer from the heating source to the fluid retained in the article of manufacture.

US Pat. No. 10,506,889

INSULATED VESSEL WITH AUGMENTED REALITY TARGET AND SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME

Tervis Tumbler Company, ...

1. An augmented reality system comprising:a) a double walled vessel configured for use with an AR display device, the AR display device includes a video screen for providing an augmented reality image thereon and a camera or scanner for scanning an AR target, said double walled vessel comprising:
1) an inner vessel having a sidewall including an outer surface;
2) an outer vessel having sidewall including an inner surface, said inner vessel being disposed within said outer vessel with said outer surface of said inner vessel spaced from said inner surface of said outer vessel to form a hollow isolated space therebetween; and
3) an AR target located in said isolated space, wherein said AR target in the form of a visible image and is located directly in front of a portion said sidewall of said inner vessel and directly behind a portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel whereupon said AR target is located between said portion of said sidewall of said inner vessel and said portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel, said AR target being isolated from the ambient atmosphere outside of said double walled vessel to protect said AR target from external damage, staining, or other degradation, said AR target being configured to be visible through at least one of said portion of said sidewall of said outer vessel and said portion of said sidewall of said inner vessel, whereupon said visible image of said AR target can be imaged or scanned by the camera or scanner of the AR display device to produce an electronic signal indicative thereof; and
b) software configured to operate in response to the electronic signal from the camera or scanner to result in the production of an augmented reality image on the video screen.

US Pat. No. 10,506,878

CONTAINER STORAGE RACK APPARATUS

1. A storage rack for holding a plurality of containers, the storage rack comprising:a body extending vertically along a longitudinal axis, the body having a first lateral side defining a first major surface opposite a second lateral side defining a second major surface; and
a plurality of container mounting apertures extending through the body from the first major surface to the second major surface;
the plurality of mounting apertures being spaced apart and arranged in a linear array extending along the longitudinal axis;
each of the apertures configured to receive a narrowed neck portion of one of the containers therethrough;
wherein the containers are supported by the neck portion in a cantilevered manner from the body by the mounting apertures;
wherein each mounting aperture includes an asymmetrically shaped wall surface at a first end of the aperture, and a symmetrically shaped cylindrical wall surface at an opposite second end of the aperture; and
wherein the asymmetrical shaped wall surface defines an elongated obround entrance opening at the first end of each mounting aperture, and the cylindrical wall surface defines a circular exit opening at the second end of the mounting aperture, the obround opening being larger than the circular opening in cross-sectional area to facilitate inserting the neck portion of the container therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,506,868

SPORTING WEAPON BACKPACK

1. A sporting weapon backpack comprising:a folding protective cover having an exterior surface and a first side, said folding protective cover being sized to protect the majority of a sporting weapon;
at least one bag compartment attached to the exterior surface of a second side of the folding protective cover, said bag compartment being selectively closed by a zipper, a strap and buckle, a clasp and strap, or hook and loop fasteners;
at least one temporary fastener attached to a peripheral edge of both sides of the folding protective cover, wherein the at least one temporary fastener is adapted to temporarily fasten one peripheral edge of the folding protective cover to the other peripheral edge of the folding protective cover;
at least one pouch attached near the bottom of the interior surface of at least one side of the folding protective cover, wherein the at least one pouch is adapted to support at least a portion of the sporting weapon, wherein the at least one temporary fastener is adapted to close the folding protective cover over the at least one pouch to securely hold and transport the sporting weapon,
wherein the at least one pouch comprises an openings and a bottom portion coupled with the interior surface of at least one side of the folding protective cover, wherein the bottom portion is adapted to support at least a portion the sporting weapon.

US Pat. No. 10,506,867

CONFIGURABLE BAG HAVING FACEPLATES

Bowerbags LLC, Savannah,...

22. A configurable bag comprising:a bag body with a first longitudinal side, a second longitudinal side opposite the first longitudinal side and a substantially central longitudinal axis;
a first zipper panel at the first longitudinal side;
a second zipper panel at the first longitudinal side; and
a third zipper panel at the second longitudinal side
wherein the bag body has a first configuration in an open position, where the first zipper panel is not directly connected to the third zipper panel and is configured to be directly connected to the second zipper panel without folding the central bag portion of the bag body in the first configuration;
wherein the bag body has a second configuration, where the first zipper panel is directly connected with the third zipper panel and the bag body is folded along the central longitudinal axis and the first longitudinal side is aligned with the second longitudinal side.

US Pat. No. 10,506,865

DISPENSING DEVICE COMPRISING AN AQUEOUS COMPOSITION IN GEL OR THICK CREAM FORM

1. A dispensing device and composition comprising:a) a container comprising a deformable wall, and
b) a composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion stored in the container, and comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium:
i) at least one aqueous phase, wherein the at least one aqueous phase represents from 10% to 90% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, and
ii) at least one oily phase, which is at least isopropyl palmitate and wherein the at least one oily phase represents from 10% to 90% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition,
iii) at least one structuring agent in an amount of 2% to 20% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition; wherein the at least one structuring agent comprises
polyurethane polyether,
hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, and
at least one of beeswax or silica
iv) at least one antiperspirant active agent and/or one deodorant active agent; and
v) at least a mixture of a nonionic surfactant and of a fatty alcohol selected from the group consisting of
a mixture of arachidyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol and arachidylglucoside,
a mixture of cetearyl alcohol and cetearylglucoside, and mixtures thereof;said composition having a stiffness modulus G*>5000 Pa measured at 25° C. using a Haake RS600 imposed-stress rheometer equipped with a 60 mm diameter plate-plate measuring body fitted with a bell jar anti-evaporation device with the measurements starting 5 minutes after placing a sample of the composition in a 2 mm air gap and wherein the sample is subjected to a stress ramp from 10?2 to 103 Pa at a set frequency of 1 Hz, andc) a dispensing head closing off the container and comprising an application wall defining at least one product dispensing orifice which is a slit.

US Pat. No. 10,506,858

SECURING AN OPENING OF A CARRYING CONTAINER

DIVA V., North York, Ont...

1. A method for securing an opening into a carrying container, wherein said method comprises the steps of:providing a system for securing said opening into said container;
providing a decorative ornament attachable to said securing system, said decorative ornament including a protrusion configured so as to substantially hide said securing system from view, and an attractant element removably secured to said decorative ornament, said decorative ornament further including an attachment member for removable attachment to said securing system, and providing said securing system with a securing mechanism for operably and removably securing opposing container sides of an external container during a use thereof;
attaching said decorative ornament to said securing system in a removably secured arrangement to a portion of said container during said use; and
providing said attractant element with a light emitter, a power supply, and a motion sensor for generating light upon being triggered.
which said attractant element further includes at least one of a sound and a motion generating unit for reproducing at least one of musical pieces, voices, recognizable sounds, or to cause a motion mechanism to move through repeated sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,506,857

ADHESIVE POCKET FOR MOBILE PHONES

Catalyst Medium Four, Inc...

12. A method of making an adhesive pocket for mobile phones adapted in size and shape to carry credit-card-sized items comprising:providing a base having a front, a back, a first side, a second side, a top, and a bottom;
affixing an elastic sheet to the back of the base;
forming a pocket between the elastic sheet and the front of the base by:
wrapping the elastic sheet around the first side of the base so that the elastic sheet extends across the front of the base to the second side of the base;
sealing the elastic sheet at the bottom of the base;
sealing the elastic sheet at the second side of the base;
disposing an adhesive layer on the elastic sheet;
disposing a removable backing on adhesive layer, the removable backing configured to expose the adhesive layer when removed.

US Pat. No. 10,506,855

HANDBAGS

Henry Charles LLC, San M...

1. A cosmetic bag, comprising:a hanging coupling element having a notched tab coupled thereto;
an elongate member comprising a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to the hanging coupling element; and
one or more compartments each comprising:
a body,
a lid,
one or more notched tabs, and
a bar,
wherein a first notched tab on a first compartment is configured to couple to the notched tab coupled to the hanging coupling element and a first bar on the first compartment is configured to couple to a second notched tab on a second compartment, and
wherein the cosmetic bag is transitionable between a first unrolled configuration and a second rolled configuration where the elongate member is configured to extend around the one or more compartments so that the second end of the elongate member also couples to the hanging coupling element.

US Pat. No. 10,506,854

SOLAR-POWERED CHARGING UMBRELLA WITH USB PORTS

ZON, Redondo Beach, CA (...

1. A method comprising:providing solar charging components for an umbrella comprising a shaft and umbrella shade, wherein the solar charging components comprise a cap and struts and battery housing with charging ports;
providing the cap to be coupled to the shaft of the umbrella, the cap comprising at least a first hinge portion and a second hinge portion;
providing a first strut, comprising first and second ends, a third hinge portion at the first end, and between the first and second ends is a first upper strut portion to which a first solar panel is coupled, wherein the third hinge portion is coupled to the first hinge portion of the cap to form a first strut hinge;
providing a second strut, comprising third and fourth ends, a fourth hinge portion at the third end, and between the third and fourth ends is a second upper strut portion to which a second solar panel is coupled, wherein the fourth hinge portion is coupled to the second hinge portion of the cap to form a second strut hinge,
the umbrella comprises an open position during which the umbrella shade is extended into a position away from the shaft and a closed position during which the umbrella shade is folded into a position closer to the shaft,
when changing the umbrella from the closed to the open position, the umbrella shade pushes against a bottom of the struts while the umbrella shade is extended, causing the struts to rotate via the first and second strut hinges in a first turn direction, so that an angle between a top of the first strut and a top of the cap increases from a first angle in the closed position to a second angle in the open position, and the second angle is greater than the first angle, and
when changing the umbrella from the open to the closed position, the bottom of the struts rest against the umbrella shade while the umbrella is folded, causing the struts to rotate via the first and second strut hinges in a second turn direction, so that the angle between the top of the first strut and the top of the cap decreases from the second angle to the first angle, and the second turn direction is opposite of the first turn direction; and
providing the battery housing comprising a battery housing hole through which the shaft of the umbrella passes through, wherein the battery housing houses a rechargeable battery, battery charging circuit, and first and second charging ports.

US Pat. No. 10,506,850

TOUCH FASTENER

Velcro BVBA, (BE)

1. A touch fastener product comprisinga base having a side surface; and
a multiplicity of fastening elements extending from the side surface of the base, the fastening elements each having a non-tapered stem of resin extending from the side surface of the base to a head that overhangs sides of the non-tapered stem for retaining fibers of a mating fastener product;
wherein the non-tapered stems extend at different angles from the base; and
wherein bases of the non-tapered stems are secured to the side surface of the base at weld points in which resin of the non-tapered stems is solidified in a weld with resin of the base side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,506,849

TRANSPORT APPARATUS FOR CONVEYING SHOE SOLE

POU CHEN CORPORATION, Ch...

8. A transport apparatus adapted to convey a shoe sole along a conveying direction, said transport apparatus comprising:a rail unit that is divided into a process region and a bridge region along the conveying direction;
a delivery device that is movably mounted to said rail unit and that is movable in said process region and said bridge region, said delivery device including a conveyor belt that is adapted to carry the shoe sole and to move the shoe sole on said rail unit; and
a transfer device that is connected to said rail unit and located adjacent to said bridge region of said rail unit, and said transfer device includes:
a base shell,
a transfer roller assembly rotatably mounted to said base shell,
an actuating device operable to drive rotation of said transfer roller assembly, and
a transfer belt surrounding said transfer roller assembly, being drivable by said transfer roller assembly, and being adapted to carry the shoe sole,
wherein when said delivery device is in said bridge region, said conveyor belt of said delivery device is adjacent to said transfer belt of said transfer device, and is operable to convey the shoe sole onto said transfer belt;
said transfer roller assembly includes:
two transfer rollers, and
an actuating roller that is rotatably mounted to said base shell and that is located below said transfer rollers;
said transfer belt surrounds said transfer rollers and said actuating roller; and
said transfer device further includes an actuating gear set that is connected between said actuating device and said actuating roller of said transfer roller assembly such that said transfer belt is drivable by said actuating device through said actuating gear set and said actuating roller.

US Pat. No. 10,506,848

FOOTWEAR INCORPORATING A TENSILE ELEMENT WITH A DEPOSITION LAYER

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear, the method comprising:laying a plurality of strand segments adjacent to a base layer, at least a portion of the strand segments extending substantially parallel to, and being unsecured to, the base layer for a distance of at least five centimeters;
depositing an at least partially liquid material onto the base layer and the strand segments, while the at least a portion of the strand segments is unsecured to the base layer, by screen printing to form a deposition layer, the strand segments being located between the base layer and the deposition layer, the deposition layer being bonded to, and securing, the base layer and the strand segments; and
incorporating the base layer, strand segments, and deposition layer into an upper of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,506,845

RUBBER SHOE SOLE, MATERIAL, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DANSKO, LLC, West Grove,...

1. A shoe sole comprising a rubber outsole having a concave opening filled with an expandable material having a first density; wherein the expandable material envelops a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material and a rigid member, said TPU material having a second density that is greater than the first density, said TPU material being inscribed inside of the inner edge of the perimeter of the rubber outsole and, said rigid member enveloped between the heel and mid-sole portion of the sole.

US Pat. No. 10,506,844

FOOT PAD

1. A foot pad comprising:a generally planar substrate having a medial side, a lateral side, an anterior portion, and a posterior portion;
an upper surface of the substrate extending between the medial side, the lateral side, the anterior portion, and the posterior portion;
a first toe loop extending upwardly from the medial side with a first edge, the first toe loop having a first size and being adapted to fit a big toe;
a second toe loop extending upwardly from the lateral side with a second edge, the second toe loop having a medial side wall and a second size adapted to fit a pinky toe, smaller than the first size; and
a third toe loop extending upwardly between the first toe loop and the second toe loop, the third toe loop having a third edge and a posterior wall attached to the medial wall of the second toe loop, and the third toe loop being smaller than the first toe loop and having a third size adapted to fit a fourth toe;
wherein the substrate further comprises the anterior portion having an anterior edge and the posterior portion having a posterior edge; and wherein the first edge, the second edge, the third edge, and the posterior edge together form a continuous edge.

US Pat. No. 10,506,841

FOOTBALL HELMET WITH RECESSED FACE GUARD MOUNTING AREAS

Riddell, Inc., Des Plain...

1. A football helmet having a low-profile face guard mounting configuration, the helmet comprising:a one-piece shell including:
a crown portion defining an upper region of the shell;
a front portion extending forwardly and downwardly from the crown portion;
left and right side portions extending downwardly and laterally from the crown portion, wherein the left and right side portions include an ear flap configured to generally overlie an ear region of a wearer of the helmet, wherein the front portion and the left and right side portions collectively define a frontal opening in the shell, wherein the frontal opening includes opposed peripheral frontal edges;
upper recessed face guard attachment regions, wherein each region extends along an upper extent of a respective one of the opposed peripheral frontal edges, wherein each upper recessed face guard attachment region resides inward of an adjacent outer surface of the shell and includes an aperture; and
a face guard having a plurality of intersecting bars, the face guard having upper peripheral mounting portions arranged in an opposed positional relationship;
upper connector brackets configured to be received by the upper recessed face guard attachment regions;
wherein in a secured position, the upper peripheral mounting portions of the face guard are secured to the upper recessed face guard attachment regions by an elongated fastener that extends through both a respective one of the upper connector brackets and the aperture formed in the upper recessed face guard attachment region to provide the low-profile face guard mounting configuration;
wherein in the secured position, (i) an inner surface of said upper peripheral mounting portions resides inward of the adjacent outer shell surface, (ii) an exterior surface of said upper peripheral mounting portions resides external to the adjacent outer shell surface, and (iii) an inner surface of the upper connector brackets resides inward of the adjacent outer shell surface.

US Pat. No. 10,506,840

SHOCK ABSORBING SYSTEM

1. A shock absorbing helmet, comprising:an outer shell;
an inner shock absorbing liner attached to the outer shell; and
multiple compressible balls disposed between the outer shell and the inner shock absorbing liner,
wherein at least one of the outer shell or the inner shock absorbing liner comprises multiple holes, and wherein each of the multiple compressible balls protrudes through one of the multiple holes such that the compressible balls are free to compress when the helmet is impacted by an object.

US Pat. No. 10,506,839

PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR

GUARDIAN INNOVATIONS, LLC...

1. An apparatus to protect a head, comprising:at least one padded section defining a front opening and comprising padding configured to conform to a shape of a head of a wearer;
a mesh section coupled to the at least one padded section;
an adjustable back opening defined by one or more of the mesh section or the at least one padded section; and
an adjustment member configured to removably attach to the one or more of the mesh section or the at least one padded section to allow adjustment of a size of the back opening in at least two directions.

US Pat. No. 10,506,836

GLOVE

Showa Glove Co., Hyogo (...

1. A glove comprising: a stretchable glove main body made of fiber; a coating layer comprising a first synthetic resin or rubber as a principal coating component, the coating layer being laminated to an external face portion of the glove main body at least in a finger portion and a palm portion of the glove main body; and at least one impact-resistant pad comprising a second synthetic resin as a principal pad component, the at least one impact-resistant pad being arranged with at least a part of an external face side of the coating layer, wherein: the at least one impact-resistant pad is sewn onto the glove main body; the at least one impact-resistant pad comprises a base layer that is overlaid on the coating layer and a protruding part that is arranged on an external face of the base layer; the at least one impact-resistant pad is arranged on a dorsal side of the finger portion of the glove main body, the protruding part comprises a plurality of blocks that are rectangular in a planar view and partitioned by two first troughs along a longitudinal direction of the finger portion and a plurality of second troughs that intersect perpendicularly with the two first troughs in the planar view; the plurality of blocks that are rectangular in the planar view are arranged in three rows spaced at a regular interval along the longitudinal direction and include a central row of blocks, a left side row of blocks, and right side row of blocks; the central row of blocks is partitioned from the left side row of the blocks and the right side row of blocks by the two first troughs; the central row of blocks has a first thickness and a trapezoidal cross-section with a trapezoidal cross-section height defining the first thickness; the left side row of blocks and right side row of blocks each have a second thickness and a triangular cross-section with a triangular cross-section height defining the second thickness; wherein the trapezoidal cross-section and triangular cross-sections are defined perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction of the finger portion; wherein the first thickness of the central row of blocks is greater than the second thickness of each of the left side row of blocks and the right side row of blocks; wherein a space is provided between a region of the base layer and the coating layer; and wherein the external face side of the coating layer has a first arithmetic average roughness Ra that is no less than 0.01 ?m and no greater than 0.5 ?m and an internal face of the base layer has a second arithmetic average roughness Ra that is no less than 0.005 ?m and no greater than 0.15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,506,835

ADJUSTABLE NURSING GARMENT

1. A garment comprising:a first area of overlapping material occupying an upper portion of the garment, the first area of overlapping material comprising at least one first surface and at least one second surface, wherein the at least one first surface overlaps the at least one second surface by a first length of a first direction along the garment,
a second area of overlapping material occupying the upper portion of the garment, the second area of overlapping material comprising at least one third surface and at least one fourth surface, wherein the at least one third surface overlaps the at least one fourth surface by a second length along the garment, and the first length is less than a length of the upper portion of the garment and the second length is less than the length of the upper portion of the garment;
at least one first zipper arrangement comprising:
a first pair of tapes with a first respective pair of interdigitating rows of first teeth and a first slider for moving along the first teeth in a vertical direction to cause the first teeth to become separated in one first direction of movement of the first slider in the first area and to become interdigitated in a first opposite direction of movement of the first slider, wherein:
a first tape of the first pair of tapes is affixed to the at least one first surface,
a second tape of the first pair of tapes is affixed to the at least one second surface,
the at least one first zipper arrangement-extending at least partly along a first vertical length along the garment, and
a first region of a person wearing the garment is exposed as the first teeth become separated; and
at least one second zipper arrangement comprising:
a second pair of tapes with a second respective pair of interdigitating rows of second teeth and a second slider for moving along the second teeth in a vertical direction to cause the second teeth to become separated in one second direction of movement of the second slider in the second area and to become interdigitated in a second opposite direction of movement of the second slider, wherein:
a first tape of the second pair of tapes is affixed to the at least one third surface,
a second tape of the second pair of tapes is affixed to the at least one fourth surface, and
the at least one second zipper arrangement extending along a second vertical length along the garment, and
a second region of the person wearing the garment is exposed as the second teeth become separated.

US Pat. No. 10,506,833

VAPORIZER INCLUDING A HEATER ASSEMBLY AND DELIVERY DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A vaporizer comprising:a heater assembly including a substrate and a heating element, the substrate including a first surface and an opposing second surface, the heating element disposed on the second surface of the substrate; and
a delivery device spaced apart from the heater assembly, the delivery device configured to dispense a liquid onto the first surface of the substrate, the heating element disposed such that the first surface of the substrate is between the delivery device and the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,506,832

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An atomizer, wherein the atomizer comprises a core assembly, the core assembly defines an air-inlet passage and a smoke-outlet passage at both ends, respectively, at least one atomizing chamber and at least one cooling passage, both of which are communicated with the air-inlet passage and the smoke-outlet passage, respectively, are formed in the core assembly, and the atomizing chamber is spaced from the at least one cooling passage.

US Pat. No. 10,506,830

AIR FLOW DESIGN FOR AN E-VAPING CARTRIDGE, METHOD OF MAKING THE E-VAPING CARTRIDGE, AND E-VAPING DEVICE INCLUDING THE CARTRIDGE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cartridge, comprising:a housing;
a reservoir within the housing, the reservoir configured to contain a pre-vapor formulation;
a tube extending longitudinally within the housing, the tube at least partially defining a central airflow passage, the central airflow passage including a first portion, a second portion and a third portion, the first portion, the second portion and the third portion of the central airflow passage being in communication with each other;
a vapor generator in communication with the first portion of the central airflow passage, the vapor generator configured to communicate the pre-vapor formulation from the reservoir to the first portion of the central airflow passage and at least partially vaporize the pre-vapor formulation into a vapor;
a first air inlet in communication with the second portion of the central airflow passage, the second portion of the central airflow passage being between the vapor generator and the first air inlet;
a dilution air inlet intersecting the third portion of the central airflow passage, the third portion of the central airflow passage being between the vapor generator and an outlet of the cartridge, the dilution air inlet defining a dilution air passage that does not pass through the vapor generator; and
an airflow restrictor within the central airflow passage, the airflow restrictor being positioned in the third portion of the central airflow passage, the dilution air inlet intersecting the third portion of the central airflow passage between the outlet of the cartridge and a discharge end of the airflow restrictor.

US Pat. No. 10,506,828

PERSONAL VAPORIZER WITH LIQUID SUPPLY BY SUCTION

WESTFIELD LIMITED (LTD.),...

1. A method to produce vapor in a personal vaporizer, the steps comprising:providing a suction force to a mouthpiece of a personal vaporizer through a mouthpiece opening;
inducing a negative pressure in the mouthpiece and a vaporization chamber open to the mouthpiece, wherein the negative pressure is lower than an atmospheric pressure around the personal vaporizer;
drawing, due to the negative pressure in the vaporization chamber, an amount of liquid into the vaporization chamber through an opening in a liquid reservoir, wherein a deformable outer surface of the liquid reservoir deformed due to a pressure difference between the atmospheric pressure applied to the outer surface and the negative pressure applied to the liquid in the liquid reservoir, and wherein the amount of liquid drawn from the liquid reservoir is directly related to the negative pressure induced in the mouthpiece;
supplying the amount of liquid drawn from the liquid reservoir onto a surface of a heating element in the vaporization chamber;
vaporizing the liquid on the surface of the heating element by heating the heating element, and
drawing the vaporized liquid from the vaporization chamber into the mouthpiece due to the suction.

US Pat. No. 10,506,827

ULTRASONIC AUTOMIZATION PIECE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, ULTRASONIC AUTOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

CHINA TOBACCO HUNAN INDUS...

1. An ultrasonic atomization piece, wherein the ultrasonic atomization piece comprises a ceramic substrate which is provided with an upper silver layer on an upper surface of the ceramic substrate and a lower silver layer on a lower surface of the ceramic substrate; the ceramic substrate, the upper silver layer and the lower silver layer form piezoelectric ceramic, and a glass glaze layer for protecting the upper silver layer is provided on an upper surface of the piezoelectric ceramic; and a tobacco tar adsorption layer is provided on an upper surface of the glass glaze layer to form a piezoelectric ceramic component, and the tobacco tar adsorption layer is used for adsorbing, guiding and transferring tobacco tar.

US Pat. No. 10,506,826

SLIDABLE LOCKING COLLAR CIGARETTE BOX WITH RATE AND NUMBER LIMITING FEATURES

1. A locking cigarette box, comprising:a front wall and a rear wall joined together by a pair of sidewalls defining a closed bottom side and an open top providing access to an interior space sized to fit a pack of cigarettes;
a cover hingedly connected to a perimeter of the open top, the cover including a top section that covers the open top of the box and a front section that covers a front side of the box when the cover is in a closed position;
a collar slidably disposed around the box, the collar vertically slidable along the box; and
a latching mechanism including a latch disposed on the front section of the cover and a latch receptacle disposed on the collar, the latching mechanism including a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration;
wherein:
in the locked configuration the collar is slid over the cover while the cover is in the closed position and the latch is attached in the latch receptacle, thereby locking the collar around the cover and the cover over the open top; and
in the unlocked configuration the latch is not attached in the latch receptacle, thereby allowing the cover to open and close about the open top and the collar to slide vertically along the box.

US Pat. No. 10,506,823

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING FERMENTED SEAWEED AND/OR ALGAE

1. A process for providing a composition consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, fermented seaweed and/or algae, and fermented brassica genus plant material, the process comprises:a) providing an inoculum consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, or consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria and one or more industrial by-products, wherein the microbes in the inoculum consist of lactic acid producing bacteria;
b) providing a first material to be fermented, where said first material comprises seaweed and/or algae;
c) optionally, providing a source of enzyme;
d) combining the materials of steps a), b) and optionally c), thereby providing a first combinatorial material;
e) fermenting the first combinatorial material of step d) using the inoculum of step a) for a period of 3-10 days; thereby providing a first fermented composition;
f) combining the first fermented composition of step e) with a second material to be fermented, wherein said second material comprises brassica genus plant material, thereby providing a second combinatorial material;
g) fermenting the second combinatorial material of step f), using the first fermented composition of step e) as an inoculum, for a period of at least 5 days; thereby providing a second fermented composition; and
h) optionally, drying the second fermented composition;
thereby providing a composition consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, fermented seaweed and/or algae, and fermented brassica genus plant material;
wherein the seaweed is fractionized and wherein the fractionized seaweed has an average maximum diameter in the range of 25 ?m to 5 cm.

US Pat. No. 10,506,820

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DOSING

Smitten Ventures, Inc., ...

1. A cryogenic liquid delivery system comprising:a reservoir configured to store a cryogenic liquid at atmospheric pressure;
a sensor configured to sense a quantity of cryogenic liquid in the reservoir and produce signal of the sensed quantity;
an input valve coupled to the reservoir and configured to open and close responsive to the signal to maintain the cryogenic liquid at an operational level within the reservoir;
a first scoop configured to move along a transit path, the transit path including a lower position for receiving a portion of the cryogenic liquid into the first scoop, and an upper position for dispensing the received portion of cryogenic liquid from the first scoop;
an actuator coupled to the first scoop, the actuator configured to move the first scoop between the upper and lower positions via the transit path; and
a first output positioned to receive the dispensed portion of cryogenic liquid from the first scoop and to convey the received dispensed portion of cryogenic liquid from the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,506,818

MICROFILTRATION OF HUMAN MILK TO REDUCE BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION

Prolacta Bioscience, Inc....

1. An apparatus for producing microfiltered human skim milk, said apparatus comprising:a jacketed process vessel for storing raw human milk;
a milk separator for separating the raw human milk received from the jacketed process vessel into a cream fraction and a human skim milk fraction;
a receiving jacketed process vessel for storing the human skim milk fraction from the milk separator;
a diatomite filter aid process vessel for storing diatomite filter aid;
a pre-filter housing for pre-filtrating the human skim milk from the receiving jacketed process vessel mixed with filter aid from the diatomite filter aid process vessel wherein said filter aid is added to said skim milk fraction in a concentration of from about 20 g/L to about 50 g/L, and wherein said filter aid has a permeability of from about 0.100 D to about 0.300 D, wherein the pre-filter housing comprises a pre-filter, and the filter aid is capable of filtering endospore bacteria from the human skim milk and preventing plugging of the pre-filter;
a microfilter housing for microfiltrating pre-filtrated human skim milk received from the pre-filter housing;
a skim jacketed process vessel for storing microfiltered human skim milk received from the microfilter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,506,816

SCALABLE MACHINE

1. A scalable food processing machine for manufacturing foods, comprising:one or more function modules, which comprises operational machine components of the food processing machine, wherein a layout of the one or more function modules is limited to a maximum performance range which is a reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules such that the maximum performance range lies below the maximally possible performance range of the one or more function modules;
one or more control sections, of a controller, wherein each control section is connected to a corresponding function module of the one or more of the function modules for controlling the corresponding function modules within the maximum performance range which is at the reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules;
an activation device is connected to the one or more control sections wherein the activation device is activated with an access code such that with the activation activated, the activation device is capable of providing a control signal to the one or more of the control sections wherein:
the one or more control sections are capable of providing a corresponding control signal to the one or more function modules to alter the maximum performance range of the of the one or more function modules to a different performance range than the maximum performance range which is at the reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules; and
the one or more control sections are capable of operating the one or more function modules within the different performance range; and
a registering device associated with the food processing machine that registers use and performance of the corresponding function module for sending to a manufacturer to invoice a user of the food processing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,506,815

MOULDING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MOULDING FOOD PRODUCTS

MAREL TOWNSEND FURTHER PR...

1. A method for moulding three-dimensional products from a mass of foodstuff which is transferred by pumping, wherein use is made of a moulding device comprising:a moulding drum having a rotation axis, wherein the moulding drum has a peripheral surface with multiple series of cavities, wherein said series extend substantially parallel to and at a distance from one another, viewed in the direction of the rotation axis, and wherein each series comprises multiple cavities which are at a distance from one another, viewed in peripheral direction of the peripheral surface of the moulding drum, wherein the cavities each define a filling opening in the peripheral surface of the moulding drum, wherein the cavities are each closed at a side opposite the filling opening by a bottom; and
a mass feed device having an inlet connected to a pump, wherein the mass feed device comprises a shoe member,
wherein the peripheral surface of the moulding drum is embodied as a profiled peripheral surface having a shaping profile which, for each series of cavities, comprises at least one of projections between multiple pairs of successive cavities of said series and of one or more peripheral grooves which extend in the peripheral direction between and through successive cavities of said series,
wherein the shoe member is provided with multiple shoe segments which are arranged next to one another, viewed in the direction of the rotation axis,
wherein each shoe segment has an inner side which adjoins an associated section of the peripheral surface of the moulding drum, which section comprises one or more series of cavities, wherein the inner side of each shoe segment is embodied as a profiled inner side having a profile which, for each series of cavities, comprises at least one of one or more grooves extending in the peripheral direction and of one or more ribs extending in the peripheral direction, which at least one of the one or more grooves and of the one or more ribs are in meshing engagement with the shaping profile of said section,
wherein each shoe segment comprises at least one passage which forms part of a filling mouth and which ends at the inner side of the shoe segment, wherein the shoe segments have a freedom of movement with respect to one another, at least in the direction of the rotation axis,
wherein the method comprises:
feeding a mass of foodstuff to the inlet of the mass feed device by means of the pump;
rotating the moulding drum about the rotation axis, so that the filling openings of the cavities move past the respective filling mouth and come into communication with said filling mouth; and
when a moulding cavity is in communication with the filling mouth, filling said moulding cavity with the mass of foodstuff, said mass of foodstuff being moulded into a three-dimensional product in said cavity,
wherein, during the rotation of the moulding drum, the shoe segments each remain individually aligned with respect to the profile of the section with which the inner side of the shoe segment is in meshing engagement, said remaining aligned involving a movement of the shoe segments with respect to one another as a result of said meshing engagement, and
wherein, during the rotation of the moulding drum, the moulded three-dimensional product is dispensed from said cavity at a release position.

US Pat. No. 10,506,810

SYNERGISTIC HERBICIDAL COMPOSITION

QINGDAO KINGAGROOT RESIST...

1. A synergistic herbicidal composition, comprising an active ingredient A and an active ingredient B, each in an herbicidally effective amount,wherein, the active ingredient A is

the active ingredient B is one or more compounds selected from:
1) a phenoxycarboxylic acid;
2) a pyridinecarboxylic acid;
3) a benzoic acid;
4) a hydroxybenzonitrile;
5) isoproturnon or chlorotoluron;
6) a pyridine;
7) a triazolinone;
8) a diphenyl ether;
9) an acetamide;
10) an aryloxyphenoxypropionate;
11) a cyclohexanedione;
12) a sulfonylurea;
13) a triazine;
14) a sulfonamide;
15) a phenylpyrazoline; and
16) bentazon.

US Pat. No. 10,506,807

HALOGEN-SUBSTITUTED PHENOXYPHENYLAMIDINES AND THE USE THEREOF AS FUNGICIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A phenoxyphenylamidine of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of halogen and halomethyl;
R2 is methyl;
R3 is halogen;
and/or a salt and/or a stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,506,805

METHOD FOR GENERATING A HALOGEN-STABLE ANTI-MICROBIAL SYNTHETIC FIBER

PurThread Technologies, I...

1. A method for generating a halogen-stable anti-microbial synthetic fiber, the method comprising:creating a mixture comprising:
a base polymer comprised at least predominantly of polyester in pellet form,
an anti-microbial agent that includes silver in metallic form, salt form, or ionic form,
a cationic non-halogen pigment that includes halogen bonding sites, and
titanium dioxide for softening a hue of the non-halogen pigment;
heating the mixture to a melt temperature; and
extruding the mixture to form an anti-microbial synthetic fiber;
wherein the cationic non-halogen pigment is adapted to attract and bond with halogenic molecules at the halogen bonding sites, thereby shielding the anti-microbial agent from degradation arising from interactions with halogenic molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,506,804

COLLAPSIBLE STACKABLE DISPOSABLE INEXPENSIVE PESTICIDE FREE TRAPS AND ATTRACTANT FOR SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL OF AEDES CONTAINER BREEDING MOSQUITOS AND OTHER CONTAINER BREEDING INSECTS

Rutgers, The State Univer...

1. A mosquito trap comprising: a biodegradable, foldable container having an open end, a unidirectional funnel inserted into said open end, said funnel including an opening to access an interior of the container, said interior of the container including paper comprising an adhesive effective for trapping mosquitoes, said container holding an infusion of at least one attractant for attracting said mosquitoes, said trap being pesticide free, wherein said at least one attractant-containing infusion consists of 10 g oak wood, 5 g oak leaf, and 1 L water, infused about one week.

US Pat. No. 10,506,801

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENHANCING SWINE REPRODUCTION

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. A method of increasing the probability of breeding swine, comprising:providing a lighting system having a programmable timing device;
providing, with the lighting system, predetermined periods of light and dark for the swine every twenty-four hours for a first amount of time;
after the first amount of time, providing different predetermined periods of light and dark for the swine every twenty-four hours for a plurality of subsequent amounts of time;
wherein the different predetermined periods of light and dark for each subsequent amount of time includes a period of light and dark where a greater amount of dark and lesser amount of light is provided to the swine than during the first or previous amount of time to increase the probability of breeding swine.

US Pat. No. 10,506,799

BIRD PROPELLED ROTATING HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER

1. A bird propelled rotating hummingbird feeder comprising:a pivot housing having a central axis and a central hole;
a plurality of fins configured as at least two symmetrical opposing fin sets, where each fin is angled at an oblique angle with respect to a plane passing perpendicularly through the central axis;
wherein each fin set comprises at least three angled fins, the at least three angled fins include a central fin and two outside fins, attached to the pivot housing so as to be symmetrically located opposite the other dual opposing fin set with the pivot housing centered between the dual opposing fin sets;
at least two feeder jar housings integrated into each of the dual opposing fin sets central fin;
a pivot cable inserted through the central hole;
a bearing element attached to a bottom end of the pivot cable within the pivot housing; and
a hanger attached to a top end of the pivot cable.

US Pat. No. 10,506,798

ANIMAL NUTRITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A pet feeding system, comprising:a food container storing a volume of pet food, wherein the food container includes a floor, a sidewall extending upwardly from the floor defining an interior of the food container;
a package identification chip attached to the food container; and
a food serving appliance configured to removably receive the food container;
wherein the food serving appliance includes a recessed portion that removably receives the food container;
wherein the food serving appliance includes a single scale positioned to weigh the food container periodically to generate weight data;
wherein the food serving appliance includes a chip reader that communicates with the package identification chip to receive food container data from the package identification chip, wherein the food container data is combined with the weight data to determine the nutritional consumption of a pet.

US Pat. No. 10,506,797

URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICE FOR ANIMALS

1. A urinary incontinence device for animals comprising:(a) a main panel comprising a first wing, a center section, a second wing, and a crotch section, wherein the main panel configured to fit around the belly of an animal; wherein the first wing, center section, and crotch section are laterally aligned to form a single rectangular shape; wherein each of the first wing, the center section, and the second wing has a width that extends front to back, and wherein the width of each of the first and second wings is the same as the width of the center section; wherein the first wing, the center section, the second wing and the crotch section are comprised of three layers of fabric cut from the same pattern, the three layers of fabric including an outer waterproof cover, an intermediate absorbent layer, and an inner wicking layer; wherein the intermediate layer is situated between the outer waterproof cover and the inner wicking layer; wherein the center section is situated in a center of the main panel; wherein the first wing extends outwardly from the center section along a lateral axis that is aligned with the center section and the second wing, and the second wing extends outwardly from the center section along the same lateral axis;
(b) a removable absorption pod comprised of a waterproof outer holder and one or more absorbent cloths contained within the waterproof outer holder, the removable absorption pod, being removably attached to the center section of the main panel; and
(c) a pair of suspender straps extending perpendicularly to and from a front edge of the first and second wings, the suspender straps being configured to attach to a harness; wherein each suspender strap terminates in a removable harness adapter; and wherein the harness adapter is attached to the suspender strap via a quick-release connector.

US Pat. No. 10,506,796

CLAW CLIPPER WITH LED FOR COMPANION ANIMAL

1. A claw clipper with an LED for a companion animal, the claw clipper comprising:a pair of handles (100) connected to each other by an elastic member (110);
a pair of clipper blades (200) each attached to a first side of an end portion of each of the handles (100), respectively; and
an LED module (300) provided in a first surface of the end portion of one of the pair of handles (100) and emitting light in a direction toward the clipper blades (200),
wherein, at a center portion of one of the pair of handles (100), a protrusion (120) protruding toward a remaining one of the handles (100) is provided, and at a center portion of the remaining one of handles (100), a recess (130) is provided corresponding to the protrusion (120).

US Pat. No. 10,506,795

PRACTICE APPARATUS FOR EQUINE BARREL RACING

1. A barrel racing practice apparatus having:a. a barrel having a top opening and an opposed bottom opening;
b. a cross-bar that transverses a diameter of the barrel proximal the top opening;
c. an attachment mechanism;
d. an internal assembly connecting the cross-bar to the attachment mechanism, wherein the internal assembly includes a stretchable section and a non-stretchable belt;
e. a length adjustment mechanism that selectably adjusts a length of the internal assembly; and
f. a ground device having a portion anchored in the ground, wherein the attachment mechanism is selectably attachable through the bottom opening to the ground device.

US Pat. No. 10,506,794

ANIMAL INTERACTION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system for interacting with an animal, the system comprising:At least one animal interaction devices, each animal interaction device comprising an initial interaction algorithm to automatically interact with the animal, the initial interaction algorithm comprising device instructions for:
presenting a first stimuli; and
receiving a first input from the animal subsequent to the presentation of the first stimuli;
where upon determining that the first input from the animal is a correct response to the first stimuli, modifying the initial algorithm to present a second set of stimuli that is more complex than the first stimuli, and where an input comprising a correct response to the second set of stimuli is different than the input comprising the correct response to the first stimuli.

US Pat. No. 10,506,793

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING ANIMALS

PRECISIONZX INC., Edmont...

1. A system for feeding an animal, comprising:a) a frame;
b) a feeding compartment operatively coupled to the frame, further comprising a first entry door configured to control access and ingress into the feeding compartment by the animal, and further comprising at least one first exit door configured to provide egress from the feeding compartment by the animal;
c) a feed delivery system operatively coupled to the feeding compartment and configured to dispense feed to the animal in the feeding compartment;
d) at least one controller configured to operatively control at least one or more of the first entry door, the at least one first exit door and the feed delivery system; and
e) the feeding compartment comprising a first ejection mechanism configured to eject the animal from the feeding compartment, and wherein the at least one controller is further configured to operatively control the first ejection mechanism, and wherein the first ejection mechanism comprises a first panel having a range of travel across the feeding compartment to the at least one first exit door, the range of travel of the first panel to the at least one first exit door configured to physically push the animal out of the feeding compartment through the at least one first exit door.

US Pat. No. 10,506,792

ROTARY MILKING PARLOUR ARRANGEMENT

DeLaval Holding AB, Tumb...

1. A rotary milking parlour arrangement, comprising:an annular platform (2) configured to rotate about a rotary axis (2d), the annular platform (2) delimited by an annular outer edge and an annular inner edge;
a plurality of milking stalls (3) arranged on a surface of the annular platform (2) extending between the annular outer edge and the annular inner edge;
a stationary floor surface (10) inside an area encircled by the annular inner edge of the annular platform, an outer perimeter of the stationary floor surface (10) running adjacent to an annular inner edge portion (2a) of the annular platform (2), the stationary floor surface (10) having a lower elevation than the annular platform (2) such that a space (29) is formed under the annular platform (2) between the inner edge portion (2a) of the annular platform (2) and the stationary floor surface (10), and a vertical gap between the inner edge portion (2a) and the stationary floor surface (10) forms a vertical opening into the space; and
a modular unit (25) configured to be attached to a lower surface (2e) of the annular platform (2) in a mounting position at the inner edge portion of the annular platform (2) and in the space under the surface of the annular platform (2), the modular unit (25) configured to house at least one milking component (27, 37, 39, 40),
wherein the modular unit (25) comprises a front wall element (25a) for closing at least a part of said vertical opening, the front wall element (25a) having a vertical extension that extends, from an upper end at the inner edge portion (2a) at substantially a same level as the annular platform (2), downward in a direction toward the stationary floor surface (10), and
wherein the modular unit (25) is configured to house the at least one milking component (27, 37, 39, 40) in the space (29) under the surface of the annular platform (2).

US Pat. No. 10,506,773

LETTUCE VARIETY ‘WEAVERVILLE’

Enza Zaden Beheer B.V., ...

1. A lettuce seed designated as ‘Weaverville’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under NCIMB Accession Number 43044.

US Pat. No. 10,506,771

MODULAR HYDROPONIC SYSTEM

1. A hydroponic system comprising:a plurality of pot supporting rings each pot supported ring being vertically suspended on a plurality of support lines in a spaced relationship to each other;
a plurality of plant growing pots, each plant growing pot having a rim shaped to fit onto one of said plurality of pot supporting rings and being removably held in one of said plurality of pot supporting rings, each pot having a discharge therefrom into the next lower suspended pot; and
a water emitter positioned above the top-most of said plurality of plant growing pots for discharging water into said top-most vertically suspended plant growing pot with excess water being let out through said discharge into the next lower plant growing pot;
whereby the hydroponic system has a plurality of vertically supported plant growing pots, each being removable from the hydroponic growing system.

US Pat. No. 10,506,770

PLANT GROWING SYSTEM

1. A plant growing system for moving growing plants, the plant growing system comprising:a first guidance panel having a first guidance panel center and first guidance panel slots extending within said first guidance panel from an area adjacent to the first guidance panel center in a radially-outward direction,
a further guidance panel with a further guidance panel center and a further guidance panel slot providing a guiding track for the growing plants,
wherein said first guidance panel with said first guidance panel center and said further guidance panel with said further guidance panel center are coaxially arranged and positioned on top of each other to allow for a rotational movement between each other around a common rotation axis, wherein plant openings are formed at intersections of said first guidance panel slots with said further guidance panel slot, wherein:
said plant openings are distributed in a spiral pattern around said rotation axis wherein said plant openings define a plurality of pairs of adjacent plant openings, each pair of the plurality of pairs of adjacent plant openings including a first plant opening and a second plant opening, the first plant opening defined at least in part by a first slot of said first guidance panel slots, and the second plant opening defined at least in part by a second slot of said first guidance panel, the first slot being adjacent to the second slot, and each pair of the plurality of pairs of adjacent plant openings defines a plant-opening angle with respect to said rotation axis, and
said first guidance panel slots and said further guidance panel slots are curved such that between said pairs of adjacent plant openings another plant opening is located in a radially-outward direction on a line that deviates by a deviation angle from a bisecting line of said plant's opening angle, said deviation angle is less than 10°.

US Pat. No. 10,506,769

AGRICULTURAL MOTOR VEHICLE

1. An agricultural motor vehicle, comprising:a monoblock chassis (1), forming a rectangular box having a front section, a rear section; a front panel (21), a rear panel (22), two side panels (24), and a central intermediate panel (23) defining two intermediate spaces (2a); and having upper edges folded crosswise towards an inner side, forming complementary profiles (25) configuring an upper assembly plane (2b) and a lower assembly plane (2c); the chassis supported over four traction wheels, with a front wheel set having two larger independent front wheels (3) and a rear wheel set having two smaller rear wheels (4), the rear wheels having a corresponding axis (5);
a vibrating screen (6) located at an internal lower side of the chassis, forming a platform, the vibrating screen extending along the entire lower assembly plane to an edge of the chassis (1);
a first double rotating cleaning set (7), assembled above the vibrating screen, comprising two lengthwise tunnels extending along an entire length of the vibrating screen (6);
a second rotating set forming a concentrating guiding roller (8), assembled crosswise upon the front section of the chassis (1), the guiding roller comprising a crosswise tunnel having a front inlet opening (9) and a rear outlet opening (10), wherein the rear outlet opening is connected to the rotating cleaning set (7);
a hydraulic activation and transmission set (11), assembled above the concentrating guiding roller (8) and coupled for activation of the rotating cleaning set (7); comprising a support platform for a cockpit (12), the cockpit having a side door, with access to the cockpit provided by a passageway (13) and a ladder (14) located over and above the front left wheel;
a ventilation box (15) for expelling of clean residues, assembled at a rear end of the rotating cleaning set (7);
two impeller sets for an outlet of residues (16), one impeller set assembled along each lower side edge of the ventilation box (15);
a collecting gutter for clean grain (17) assembled at a rear end of the vibrating screen (6), the collecting gutter extending crosswise along the entire rear length of the screen;
two cup elevators (18), each cup elevator located next to and linked to a side edge of the collecting gutter for clean grain (17), the cup elevators slightly forwardly sloped and having upper edges leading to an inside of a dumper (19) for grain storage; the dumper located crosswise over and above the chassis (1); and
a motor power set (20) assembled on a rear side of the ventilation box (15).

US Pat. No. 10,506,767

INSTALLATION EVALUATION APPARATUS FOR GREENHOUSE, INSOLATION REGULATION APPARATUS FOR GREENHOUSE, AND PROGRAM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An installation evaluation apparatus for a greenhouse, comprising:an input device into which position information relating to a planned location for installing the greenhouse is input;
an insolation evaluation unit that determines variation, according to a date and time, in an insolation amount in the planned location by performing a computer simulation using the position information input into the input device;
a presentation device that visualizes and presents the variation in the insolation amount according to the date and time, determined by the insolation evaluation unit; and
a region extraction unit that extracts a region, in which the insolation amount satisfies a determination condition, using the variation in the insolation amount according to the date and time, determined by the insolation evaluation unit,
wherein the presentation device is configured to visualize and present the region extracted by the region extraction unit.

US Pat. No. 10,506,765

INTELLIGENT LIGHT ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND INTELLIGENT LIGHT ADJUSTING METHOD IN CROP GROWTH PROCESS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An intelligent light adjusting system useable in a crop growth process, the intelligent light adjusting system comprising: a parameter measurement device, a parameter processing device, a light source control device and a light source assembly, whereinthe parameter measurement device is configured to measure a specified parameter in the crop growth process;
the parameter processing device is configured to acquire a light source parameter of the light source control device, based on the specified parameter; and
the light source control device is configured to control lighting of the light source assembly, based on the light source parameter,
wherein the parameter measurement device comprises: a photosensitive element, a sensor element, a signal conditioning and converting circuit and an auxiliary circuit, wherein
the photosensitive element is configured to sense light, convert the sensed light into a valid optical signal and transmit the valid optical signal to the sensor element;
the sensing element is configured to convert the valid optical signal into an electrical signal and transmit the electrical signal to the signal conditioning and converting circuit;
the signal conditioning and converting circuit is configured to amplify a valid signal in the electrical signal and filtering out an invalid noise signal from the electrical signal to obtain a valid electrical signal, and transmit the valid electrical signal to the parameter processing device; and
the auxiliary circuit is configured to compare an output of the sensor element and an output of the signal conditioning and converting circuit and give feedback,
wherein the valid optical signal corresponds to the specified parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,506,763

APPARATUS FOR SPLITTING BALES AND RETAINING WRAP

Tie Down, Inc., Atlanta,...

1. An apparatus for splitting wrapped bales of forage and retaining wrap, each bale being of a length and a diameter and defining a center axis, the apparatus comprising:a frame including an interior framework oriented at an obtuse angle relative to a plurality of tines projecting forwardly from the frame, the interior framework and tines together defining an upwardly-opening cradle that supports and centers a bale of forage bound with a wrap above an inverted apex of the cradle;
an elongate hooking mechanism extending laterally across the underside of the bale and configured to capture the wrap together with a thin layer of forage;
an elongate blade rotatably supported on the frame and configured to rotate downward through the bale toward the inverted apex of the cradle;
a first actuation device that activates the elongate hooking mechanism to capture the wrap and the thin layer of forage; and
a second actuation device that rotates the elongate blade downward to cut through the forage and split the bale,
wherein the elongate hooking mechanism further comprises a hook tube having a plurality of curved hooks that sweep upward, over, and downward through the bale to capture the thin layer of forage along the length of the bale.

US Pat. No. 10,506,757

FOLDING IMPLEMENT WITH TRACTOR ASSIST

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural implement connected to a towing vehicle capable of commanded forward and rearward movement, said agricultural implement foldable between a laterally extending unfolded operational position and folded transport position, said agricultural implement comprising:a center frame having a tow bar for connection to the towing vehicle at the end of the tow bar;
at least one ground support wheel assembly on said center frame for supporting said center section;
at least one articulated wing frame displaceable between a laterally extending unfolded operational position and a folded transport position, said tow bar being displaceable between a retracted operational position and an extended transport position as said articulated wing frame is displaced from said field position to said transport position;
at least one extended support wheel assembly on said at least one articulated wing frame swivel mounted to said frame to permit omni directional movement; and,
a control system responsive to the initiation of folding and unfolding displacement by said at least the wing frame for respectively commanding the towing vehicle toward at least one of the forward and rearward direction in synchronism with the displacement of said at least one wing frame and said tow bar to steer said swivel mounted ground support wheel assembly toward the correct position for the intended transportation direction during the folding and unfolding process while minimizing movement of the ground support wheel assembly relative to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,506,755

AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS

Dawn Equipment Company, ...

1. A system for separately controlling a down force on each of a plurality of different tools on each row unit of an agricultural implement having multiple row units, said system comprisinga plurality of hydraulic cylinders in each of said row units for applying a separately controllable down force to each of said tools,
a plurality of separate control valves each of which is coupled to one of said hydraulic cylinders,
a plurality of sources of pressurized hydraulic fluid each of which is coupled to one of said control valves for supplying pressurized hydraulic fluid to said control valves, and
an electrical controller coupled to said control valves for supplying a separate control signal to each of said control valves to permit remote adjustment of the down force applied to each of said tools.

US Pat. No. 10,506,753

STRIP FRESHENER

1. A strip freshener row implement for tilling a row in soil, the implement comprising:(a) a toolbar bracket for attachment to a toolbar pulled by a tractor;
(b) a frame having a forward proximate end and a rearward distal end, the frame extending rearwardly from its forward proximate end and forming a longitudinal axis overlying the row, the frame being pivotably connected at its forward proximate end to the toolbar bracket;
(c) a shock absorber contacting the toolbar bracket and the frame to exert a downward force on the frame and to absorb upward movement of the frame;
(d) a horizontal bracket transverse to the longitudinal axis of the frame connected to the rearward distal end of the frame;
(e) two descending outward arms having upper proximate ends and lower distal ends, the outward arms connected at their upper proximate ends to the horizontal bracket and having spindles at their lower distal ends;
(f) a depth wheel freely rotating on each of the spindles of the outward arms;
(g) two descending inward arms having upper proximate ends and lower distal ends, the inward arms connected at their upper proximate ends to the horizontal bracket and having an outwardly facing spindle and an inwardly facing spindle at their lower distal ends; and
(h) a spiked disk freely rotating on each spindle of each inward arm.

US Pat. No. 10,506,752

TURF AERATOR FOOTWEAR KIT

1. A turf aerator footwear kit comprising:a footwear body having an upper, a toe end, a heel end, an instep portion, a sole, an outsole disposed on the entire sole, an external side of the outsole, and internal side of the outsole directly adjacent the sole;
a plurality of spaced apart threaded receptacles disposed within the external side of the outsole between the instep portion and each of the toe end and the heel end, each threaded receptacle being perpendicular to the external side of the outsole and further having an open side coplanar with the external side of the outsole and a closed side within the outsole;
a plurality of at least one of a first spike and a second spike, wherein each of the plurality of first spikes and the plurality second spikes is engageable to a respective one of the plurality of threaded receptacles;
each first spike comprising:
single solid substantially frustoconical shaft having an obround solid flat top end, a round solid flat bottom end, and a solid concave outer wall continuously disposed between the top end and the bottom end, the bottom end being parallel to the top end, the bottom end having a smaller diameter than a maximum diameter of the top end;
a centrally disposed first threaded rod extending away from the top end;
each second spike comprising:
a solid substantially frustoconical central shank having a round solid flat
upper end, a round solid flat lower end, and a concave exterior wall continuously disposed between the upper end and the lower end, the lower end being parallel to the upper end, the lower end having a smaller diameter than a diameter of the upper end;
a centrally disposed second threaded rod extending away from the upper end;
a plurality of spiking tines coaxially extending from the central shank, each spiking tine having a bottom edge coplanar with and extending outwardly from the lower end and a top edge parallel to the bottom edge;
at least two of a pair of the spiking tines being on diametrically opposite sides of the central shank;
wherein the second spike has a total length substantially equal to a total length of the first spike;
wherein the footwear body is a boot;
wherein the closed side of each threaded receptacle is disposed approximately midway between the external side of the outsole and the internal side of the outsole;
wherein the top edge and the bottom edge of each of the spiking tines is obround.
US Pat. No. 10,507,217

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR BOWEL CLEANSING BEFORE A MEDICAL PROCEDURE

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of preparing a subject for a colonoscopy, the method comprising providing to a subject in need thereof a plurality of food items comprising solid foods or liquid foods for meals to be ingested by the subject between 24 hours and 2 hours immediately prior to the colonoscopy, wherein at least one meal comprises both low fiber solid foods and liquid foods, and each meal comprises at least one food item having incorporated therein 17-255 grams of polyethylene glycol, sufficient to induce in the subject the production of watery yellow stools with a light yellow effluent within about 6-8 hours of the ingestion of the first meal.
US Pat. No. 10,507,218

TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE BY USING GALLIUM COMPOUNDS TO BIND CALCIFIED LESIONS

LIPIDRISK, LLC, The Wood...

1. A method of treating cardiovascular disease in a mammalian individual, said method comprising the steps of:administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable gallium compound to an arterial inflammation site with a lesion being comprised of microcalcifications so as to bind gallium ions to said lesion.
US Pat. No. 10,508,242

VAPOR PHASE HYDROCARBON EXTRACTION OF OIL FROM OIL SAND

EPIC OIL EXTRACTORS, LLC,...

1. A partial extraction process for producing a high quality crude oil composition from oil sand, comprising:a) supplying oil sand containing bitumen to a contact zone of an extraction vessel, wherein the oil sand supplied to the contact zone has an average particle size of not greater than 20,000 microns and the bitumen is comprised of a flowable oil component, volatile hydrocarbons and asphaltene;
b) moving the particles of oil sand through the contact zone of the extraction vessel;
c) injecting a solvent blend into the extraction vessel, wherein the solvent blend has the following properties:
(i) is a hydrocarbon mixture comprised of at least two hydrocarbons selected from the group consisting of propane, butane and pentane,
(ii) has a Hansen dispersion blend parameter of not greater than 15,
(iii) has a Hansen polarity blend parameter of not greater than 1,
(iv) has a Hansen hydrogen bonding blend parameter of not greater than 1,
(v) has an ASTM D86 10% distillation point within the range of from ?45?C to 50° C., and
(vi) has an ASTM D86 90% distillation point of not greater than 300° C.;
d) treating the oil sand particles moving through the contact zone of the extraction vessel in step b) with the solvent blend in the contact zone of the extraction vessel as a vapor phase treatment, wherein
(i) not greater than 80 wt % of the bitumen is extracted from the supplied oil sand to produce an extracted crude oil composition and treated oil sand, with the treated oil sand containing unextracted bitumen comprised of asphaltenes,
(ii) the contact zone is at a temperature and pressure in which at least 20 wt % of the solvent injected into the extraction vessel is in vapor phase during treatment of the particles of oil sand with the solvent in the contact zone of the extraction vessel, with the contact zone temperature being at least 35° C., and
(iii) no water is used in extracting the crude oil composition;
e) removing the extracted crude oil composition from the extraction vessel, wherein the extracted crude oil composition comprises the high quality crude oil product and at least a portion of the solvent injected into the extraction vessel; and
f) separating at least a portion of the solvent from the extracted crude oil composition removed from the extraction vessel in step e) to recover the high quality crude oil product and a recycle solvent, wherein
(i) the high quality crude oil product is defined as having a nickel plus vanadium content of not greater than 100 wppm, an asphaltene content of not greater than 5 wt % and an API gravity of at least 12, and
(ii) the recycle solvent has each of the Hansen solubility characteristics and each of the distillation point ranges within 20% of the solvent properties defined in step c).
US Pat. No. 10,507,221

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGY

Vedanta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method of treating a food allergy, comprisingorally administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a purified bacterial mixture consisting of 7 bacterial strains each comprising one of 16S rDNA sequences having at least 99.5% sequence identity to SEQ ID NOs: 1-5, 7, and 8, wherein there is 1 strain comprising each of the 16S rDNA sequences having at least 99.5% sequence identity to SEQ ID NOs: 1-5, 7, and 8.
US Pat. No. 10,508,246

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR IN-SITU ORGANIC PEROXIDE PRODUCTION AND OXIDATIVE HETEROATOM CONVERSION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for conversion of heteroatom-containing compounds in a hydrocarbon feedstock to their oxidation products comprising:separating the hydrocarbon feedstock into an aromatic-lean fraction and an aromatic-rich fraction;
contacting the aromatic-rich fraction with an effective amount of gaseous oxidant under conditions effective for organic peroxide generation in an organic peroxide generation apparatus and to produce a mixture containing organic peroxide and heteroatom-containing hydrocarbons;
hydrotreating all or a portion of the aromatic-lean fraction; and
passing the mixture containing produced organic peroxide and heteroatom-containing hydrocarbons to an oxidative reaction apparatus operating under conditions effective for oxidative conversion of heteroatom-containing hydrocarbons into oxidation products of the heteroatom-containing hydrocarbons.
US Pat. No. 10,507,223

HORIZONTAL AXIS ROTARY SEPARATION APPARATUS AND PROCESS

The Original Resinator LL...

19. A method of processing plant matter, the method comprising:a) providing a mixture of plant matter that includes flowers and flower buds and at least one of leaves, bracts and bracteoles,
b) placing the mixture in a confined space,
c) tumbling the mixture within the confined space,
d) introducing an inert freezing agent into the confined space
e) wherein residual moisture in the one or more of the leaves, bracts and bracteoles freezes causing the fragmentation thereof such that a resulting fragmented plant matter is smaller in size than the flower buds.
US Pat. No. 10,507,224

COMPOSITION INCLUDING KIRENOL OR SIEGESBECKIA HERBA EXTRACT FOR MUSCLE FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT OR EXERCISE ABILITY ENHANCEMENT

AAT Costech Co., Ltd., S...

1. A method of improving muscular endurance in a subject, the method comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a composition that includes a Siegesbeckia herba extract or a fraction of the Siegesbeckia herba extract as an active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,511,068

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING AN ELECTROLYTE SALT

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

1. A process for recovering a metal salt, wherein the metal salt is selected from the group consisting of potassium, lithium, and sodium sulfonimides, of an electrolyte dissolved in a matrix, said process consisting in subjecting the electrolyte to a liquid extraction with water when the matrix comprises a polymer or a gel, and when the matrix of the electrolyte comprises an organic solvent, the electrolyte is successively or simultaneously subjected to a liquid extraction with water and with a chlorinated organic extraction solvent which is water-immiscible, wherein the ratio by volume of water relative to the organic solvent and/or chlorinated organic extraction solvent is between 20:80 and 80:20, and recovering substantially all the metal salt dissolved in the aqueous phase.
US Pat. No. 10,508,253

PROCESS FOR PREPARING POLYUREA MICROCAPSULES WITH IMPROVED DEPOSITION

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A process for the preparation of core-shell microcapsules comprising the following steps:a) dissolving at least one polyisocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups, in a perfume to form an oil phase;
b) dispersing the oil phase obtained in step a) into an aqueous solution comprising an emulsifier to form an oil-in-water emulsion;
c) adding, sequentially, to the oil-in-water emulsion obtained in step b) a polymeric cross-linker bearing amino groups with a molecular weight equal or higher than 2 000 g/mol chosen from the group consisting of a polyvinylamine, a polyethyleneimine, a polyaminoethylacrylate and mixtures thereof, followed by a polyamine with a molecular weight lower than 250 g/mol selected from the group consisting of 1,2-diaminopropane, 1,2-diaminoethane, diethylenetriamine, guanidine, water soluble guanidine salts, tris-(2-aminoethy)amine, N,N,N?,N?-tetrakis(3-aminopropyl)-1,4-butanediamine, N,N?-bis(3-aminopropyl)-ethylenediamine, and 3,5-diamino-1,2,4-triazole, to form a microcapsule slurry.
US Pat. No. 10,507,230

COMPOSITION HAVING TISSUE-REPAIRING ACTIVITY, AND USE THEREFOR

TOKUSHIMA UNIVERSITY, To...

1. A method for promoting tissue repair comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a component comprising an extracellular domain activity of sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectin-9 (Siglec-9), the component not having a cytoplasmic domain of Siglec-9.
US Pat. No. 10,507,231

MATRIX IN BALL FORM AS A CELL CARRIER

Maco Pharma, Mouvaux (FR...

1. A method for preparing a matrix comprising the following steps:(a) providing an initial composition comprising fibrinogen and a platelet factor the initial composition being free of exogenous thrombin;
(b) injecting said initial composition in the absence of exogenous thrombin into an oil heated to a temperature of 50° C. to 80° C. so as to form an emulsion;
(c) mixing the emulsion thus obtained at a temperature of 50° C. to 80° C. until a matrix in ball form is obtained; and
(d) isolating the matrix thus obtained.
US Pat. No. 10,507,232

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LATENT VIRAL INFECTION

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of treating a latent viral infection comprising the administration of a fusion protein comprising a TAL binding domain that binds a target gene of a latent virus and an effector domain to a subject having a latent viral infection, wherein (a) the target gene is selected from ICP27, ICP0, ICP4, UL5, UL7, UL30, LAT and/or UL25, (b) the effector domain is an endonuclease, and (c) the fusion protein modulates the target gene of the latent virus, wherein the viral infection is caused by an HSV-1 or HSV-2 virus.
US Pat. No. 10,509,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTINGUISHING BLOOD COMPONENTS

LABTHROUGHPUT LLC, Monse...

1. A method for measuring concentrations of blood cell components, the method comprising:obtaining a blood sample from a subject, the blood sample comprising nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets (PLTs);
mixing the blood sample with a non-lysing aqueous solution to form a sample mixture comprising a predetermined tonicity;
passing the sample mixture through a flow cell;
emitting light towards the flow cell;
measuring an amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs;
measuring an amount of light scattered by WBCs and PLTs; and
determining a concentration of each of the NRBCs, WBCs and PLTs present in the sample mixture based on the measured amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs and scattered by the WBCs and PLTs,
wherein the sample mixture does not comprise a dye.
US Pat. No. 10,507,233

UNIVERSAL N-GLYCAN BINDING REAGENT

New England Biolabs, Inc....

1. A protein comprising a non-naturally occurring amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 2 and mutations at least at two positions selected from positions that correspond to positions 42, 43, 44, 61, and 62 in SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,508,258

PROCESS FOR STABILISING OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND PRECURSORS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

ESSECO S.r.l., San Marti...

1. A process for the stabilizing of alcoholic drinks and precursors and derivatives thereof, consisting of adding thereto a composition containing polyaspartate.
US Pat. No. 10,507,235

YEAST-BASED IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR CHORDOMA

GlobeImmune, Inc., Louis...

1. A method to treat chordoma, comprising administering to an individual who has chordoma, an immunotherapeutic composition comprising:a) a yeast vehicle; and
b) a cancer antigen comprising at least one Brachyury antigen wherein the Brachyury antigen has an amino acid sequence represented by positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,507,236

CHIMERIC PROTEINS

Lipotek Pty Ltd, Acton (...

1. A chimeric protein, comprising a first polypeptide and a second polypeptide, wherein:the first polypeptide is a Toll Like Receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist is a flagellin polypeptide that has at least 90% sequence identity to the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3; and
the second polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity to the gp120 polypeptide set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 and at least 8 N-glycosylation sites.
US Pat. No. 10,507,238

CHIMERIC INFECTIOUS DNA CLONES, CHIMERIC PORCINE CIRCOVIRUSES AND USES THEREOF

VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUA...

1. A recombinant porcine circovirus type 1 encoding the ORF2 capsid protein of a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV1-2).
US Pat. No. 10,508,262

ACTIVATION OF IMMUNE CELLS

Breakthrough Tech LLC, A...

1. A method of activating immune cells of a subject, the method comprising:obtaining bone marrow of the subject, the bone marrow comprising immune cells;
incubating the bone marrow with a non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide and a TLR2 ligand, wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide comprises poly(sucrose-co-epichlorhydrin),
wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide is at a concentration, wherein, if the bone marrow is contacted with whole blood and centrifuged, said concentration is sufficient to permit fluid movement of whole blood through the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide without separation of erythrocytes,
wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide has a molecular weight greater than 20 kDa, and
wherein the incubating is performed until the immune cells are activated; and
administering the activated immune cells to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,507,239

V1/V2 FRAGMENTS OF A HIV-1 ENVELOPE GLYCOPROTEIN

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for producing a V1/V2 fragment of a HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120 for use in eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies, wherein the V1/V2 fragment binds to the broadly neutralizing PG9 monoclonal antibody (MAb), the method comprising:expressing the V1/V2 fragment in a cell line lacking an N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnTI) enzyme activity, wherein the V1/V2 fragment comprises mannose-5 glycans and comprises the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 16.
US Pat. No. 10,507,240

EPITOPE OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS SURFACE ANTIGEN AND BINDING MOLECULE SPECIFICALLY BINDING TO SAME FOR NEUTRALIZING HEPATITIS B VIRUS

CELLTRION, Inc., Incheon...

1. A binding molecule for neutralizing hepatitis B virus (HBV), which specifically binds to an epitope that includes the amino acids at positions 110, 118 and 120 of a hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg), the amino acid sequence of which antigen is set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the binding molecule is a human monoclonal antibody or a fragment of such an antibody which comprises a polypeptide sequence comprising the CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS: 5 to 10 or the CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS: 11 to 16.