US Pat. No. 10,791,900

VACUUM CLEANER

BISSELL Inc., Grand Rapi...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:an upright body;
a base adapted for movement over a surface to be cleaned and comprising a suction nozzle opening;
a working air path which extends from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
a collection assembly provided on the upright body and defining a portion of the working air path and;
a rotational coupling between the upright body and the base, wherein the rotational coupling comprises a swivel joint permitting movement of the upright body about a first rotational axis relative to the base;
a power cord;
a suction motor electrically coupled to the power cord and defining a portion of the working air path, wherein the suction motor is located below the swivel joint; and
a cord rewinder located above the swivel joint and the suction motor.

US Pat. No. 10,791,899

VACUUM HOSE ATTACHMENT APPARATUS

1. A crevice cleaning tool adapter apparatus configured to attach to a default nozzle of an industrial/commercial vacuum comprising:a body, said body having a crevice tool end and a vacuum hose connection end;
said crevice tool end comprising an elongated flattened tube and a narrow intake opening,
said vacuum hose connection end fluidically connected to said narrow intake opening and configured to receive said default nozzle, said vacuum hose connection end comprising a channel sized and shaped to extend around an outer perimeter of an intake end of said default nozzle allowing said intake end to fit inside said channel when assembled, said vacuum hose connection end comprising at least one hollow protrusion configured to extend from inside said channel in a direction opposite said crevice tool end and sized and shaped to fit inside said intake end of said default nozzle when assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,791,898

DUST COLLECTOR FOR VACUUM CLEANER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A dust collector for a vacuum cleaner, comprising:a first cyclone within an upper portion of an outer case to filter out dust from air introduced from an outside of the outer case and to introduce air from which dust has been filtered out to an inside of the first cyclone;
a second cyclone accommodated in the inside of the first cyclone to separate fine dust from air introduced to the inside of the first cyclone;
a plurality of first guide vanes spirally extended from an annular shaped first space between the first cyclone and the second cyclone to induce a rotational flow so as to direct air introduced into the first space to an inlet of the second cyclone; and
a plurality of second guide vanes spirally extended along an inner circumference surface of the inlet to enhance the rotational flow of air introduced to an inside of the second cyclone through the inlet,
wherein each of the plurality of first guide vanes is inclined to extend upwardly in a rotational flow direction toward the inlet of the second cyclone,
wherein each of the plurality of second guide vanes is inclined to extend downwardly in the rotational flow direction toward the inside of the second cyclone, and
wherein intersections between adjacent pairs of the plurality of first guide vanes are offset in a circumferential direction with respect to intersections between adjacent pairs of the plurality of second guide vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,791,897

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS WITH DIRT ARRESTER HAVING AN AXIAL STEP

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) a cyclone assembly comprising a cyclone provided in the air flow path and a dirt collection region, the cyclone comprising a cyclone chamber, a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, a dirt outlet, a central longitudinally extending axis, the cyclone chamber having first and second axially opposed ends, the dirt collection region is external to the cyclone chamber;
(c) a suction motor positioned in the air flow path;
and,
(d) a plate positioned at the second end of the cyclone chamber, the plate having a cyclone chamber face facing the cyclone chamber, the cyclone chamber face having first and second portions, wherein the first portion of the cyclone chamber face and the second portion of the cyclone chamber face are different axial distances from a transverse plane that extends through the cyclone chamber and that is perpendicular to the central longitudinally extending axis of the cyclone,wherein the plate has a perimeter and the perimeter of the plate is spaced from a sidewall of the cyclone assembly, andwherein an annular gap between the plate and the cyclone extends around all of the plate and defines the dirt outlet of the cyclone chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,791,896

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet with a suction motor positioned in the air flow path; and,
(b) a cyclone positioned in the air flow path, the cyclone having a cyclone chamber, a cyclone chamber sidewall, a first airflow passage having an inlet end and a downstream outlet end, which comprises a first tangential air inlet, wherein the first airflow passage has a non-tangential upstream portion that is upstream of the first tangential air inlet, a second airflow passage having an inlet end and a downstream outlet end, which comprises a second tangential air inlet, wherein the second airflow passage has a non-tangential upstream portion that is upstream of the second tangential air inlet, a cyclone air outlet and a longitudinal cyclone axis about which the air rotates in the cyclone chamber in a direction of rotation of air in the cyclone chamber,
wherein the first tangential air inlet has an upstream edge that is upstream from a downstream edge of the first tangential air inlet in the direction of rotation of air in the cyclone chamber and the second tangential air inlet has an upstream edge that is upstream from a downstream edge of the second tangential air inlet in the direction of rotation of air in the cyclone chamber, and
wherein the upstream portions of the first and second airflow passages are isolated from each other and
wherein the second tangential air inlet is positioned around a perimeter of the cyclone chamber sidewall downstream from the first tangential air inlet in the direction of rotation of air in the cyclone chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,791,895

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS WITH DIRT ARRESTER HAVING AN AXIAL STEP

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) a cyclone and a suction motor provided in the air flow path;
(c) the cyclone comprising a cyclone chamber having a central longitudinal axis, the cyclone having a first end having a first end wall, an axially spaced apart second end, a cyclone chamber sidewall located between the first and second ends, a cyclone air inlet provided at the first end, a cyclone air outlet provided at the first end and a dirt outlet provided at the second end, wherein a reference plane that is perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis extends through the cyclone chamber; and,
(d) a plate located at the second end, the plate having a plate perimeter, a first portion,
(i) a second portion and a transition portion provided between the first and second portions, each of the first, second and transition portions of the plate having a cyclone chamber face wherein the cyclone chamber faces of the first and second portions of the plate face towards the first end and border different portions of the plate perimeter,
(ii) the second portion is spaced in a direction parallel to the central longitudinal axis further from the reference plane than the first portion,
(iii) the dirt outlet comprises a spacing between the cyclone chamber sidewall and the second portion of the plate,
(iv) the plate also having a dirt chamber face and a step volume, the step volume positioned axially between the cyclone chamber faces of the first and transition portions and the dirt chamber face whereby the dirt chamber face comprises a closure portion which underlies the step volume; and,
(e) a dirt collection region in communication with the cyclone chamber via the dirt outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,791,894

DUST COLLECTING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS, INC., Se...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a cyclone configured to separate dust from suctioned air;
a filter unit configured to filter the air separated from the dust in the cyclone;
a dust storage unit configured to store the dust separated from the air in the cyclone, an upper portion of the dust storage unit having a diameter that is larger than a diameter of a lower portion of the cyclone;
a connection part configured to connect the dust storage unit with the cyclone;
a dust movement guide protruding from an inner circumferential surface of the dust storage unit and positioned lower than the connection part, the dust movement guide defining an opening;
a pressing member configured to compress the dust stored in the dust storage unit, and having a pressing plate support part, and a pressing plate supported by the pressing plate support part; and
a fixing member disposed between the inner circumferential surface of the dust storage unit and the pressing plate support part,
wherein a vertical center of the cyclone is eccentric with respect to a vertical center of the dust storage unit, a passage to move air or dust from the cyclone to the dust storage unit passes through the opening defined by the dust movement guide, and a vertical axis extending through the vertical center of the cyclone passes through the opening defined by the dust movement guide, and
wherein a protruding length of at least a portion of the dust movement guide from the inner circumferential surface of the dust storage unit is varied in a circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,791,893

VACUUM CLEANER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a cleaner body having a moving unit for movement;
a suction unit connected to the cleaner body, configured to suction dust and air and to guide the suctioned dust and air to the cleaner body, and having a handle;
a first detecting unit configured to detect a distance between the cleaner body and the suction unit;
a second detecting unit provided at the cleaner body to detect an obstacle; and
a control part configured to control the moving unit,
wherein the control part is configured to:
determine a plurality of departure routes based on a location of the obstacle detected by the second detecting unit and a distance between the obstacle and the cleaner body,
determine whether a movement of the cleaner body is required to avoid the obstacle based on the distance between the cleaner body and the suction unit detected by the first detecting unit,
set a target location of the cleaner body after determining the plurality of departure routes, and
determine a moving route of the cleaner body from one of the plurality of departure routes to the target location based on determining that the movement of the cleaner body is required to avoid the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,791,892

SLIDE OUT VACUUM DRUM INCLUDING DUAL-ACTION LATCHING MECHANISM

Emerson Electric Co., St...

1. A vacuum cleaning system comprising:a housing defining an inlet and an outlet;
a motor connected to the housing and adapted to generate air flow through the housing from the inlet to the outlet; and
a debris container received within the housing in a first direction, the debris container including a knob rotatably connected thereto such that the debris container and the knob are removable from the housing as a unit, wherein the knob is rotatable about an axis and includes a first cam and a second cam;
wherein rotation of the knob about the axis causes the first cam to engage the housing and thereby move the debris container in the first direction, and causes the second cam to engage the housing and thereby move the debris container in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction; and
wherein the first cam includes a tooth extending radially outward from the knob, and wherein the housing has a slot defined therein, the slot sized and shaped to receive the tooth therein, the housing including a cammed surface at least partially defining the slot, wherein the cammed surface is oriented to engage the tooth upon rotation of the knob to move the container in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,791,891

EVACUATION STATION SYSTEM

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. A method performed by a robotic cleaner for evacuating a debris bin of the robotic cleaner, the method comprising:navigating to an evacuation station;
approaching the evacuation station in a first orientation;
backing away from the evacuation station;
rotating to a second orientation;
docking at the evacuation station in the second orientation; and
remaining docked at the evacuation station in the second orientation for an amount of time while debris is vacuumed from the debris bin.

US Pat. No. 10,791,890

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) a first airflow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) an air treatment member positioned in the first airflow path and having an air treatment member air inlet and an air treatment member air outlet;
(c) a suction motor positioned in the first airflow path upstream of the clean air outlet;
(d) a second airflow path extending from an ambient air inlet to a second airflow path air outlet wherein air exiting the second airflow path air outlet enters the first airflow path; and,
(e) an energy storage member in thermal communication with the second air flow path;wherein, in operation, the suction motor produces a first air flow in the first airflow path and the first air flow draws ambient air into the second air flow path via the ambient air inlet, andwherein air exiting the second airflow path air outlet enters the first airflow path downstream of the suction motor.

US Pat. No. 10,791,889

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from an air inlet to a clean air outlet, wherein the air inlet is provided at the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner and comprises an inlet conduit having an inlet end, an outlet end and a central longitudinally extending inlet conduit axis extending from the inlet end of the inlet conduit to the outlet end of the inlet conduit, the inlet conduit axis is oriented substantially horizontally;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet;
(c) a pre-motor filter downstream from the air treatment member, the pre-motor filter has an upper end and a lower end;
(d) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned downstream of the pre-motor filter, the suction motor and fan assembly having a central axis of rotation wherein the suction motor and fan assembly is positioned below the pre-motor filter and the central axis of rotation is oriented substantially vertically when the inlet conduit axis is oriented substantially horizontally whereby air travels downwardly from the pre-motor filter to and past the suction motor and fan assembly; and,
(e) a post motor filter positioned downstream of the suction motor and fan assembly and in the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner,
wherein the clean air outlet is positioned below the suction motor and fan assembly whereby air travels downwardly from the suction motor and fan assembly and through the post motor filter to the clean air outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,791,888

AUTOMATIC TOILET SEAT AND LID ASSEMBLY

1. An automatic toilet seat and lid assembly, comprising:a base body;
a seat hingedly coupled to the base body;
a toilet lid hingedly coupled to the base body;
a set of hinges which receive said seat and said toilet lid joined together through a connecting rod;
a lever having a top end and a bottom end, said lever positioned in a vertical configuration within said base body,
said top end of said lever being coupled to said connecting rod and said set of hinges;
a motor operatively coupled to a bottom end of the lever, a proximity sensor coupled to a microcontroller further coupled to said motor; and
an actuator operatively coupled to the motor via a cable,
wherein the actuator is actuated to operate the motor to raise or lower the toilet lid or the seat or both.

US Pat. No. 10,791,887

PACKAGE OF DISPOSABLE WIPES

1. A dispensing fitment for securing to a package of disposable wipes having an opening through which wipes are dispensed, the dispensing fitment being formed of a single material and comprising a frame for securing to a package of disposable wipes, the frame comprising:a. a rim;
b. a top surface and a bottom surface and an average thickness measured between the top surface and the bottom surface;
c. an internal wall defining an opening through which wipes may be dispensed;
d. a first petal having a free end extending into the opening from a first side of the frame;
e. a second petal having a free end extending into the opening from a second opposing side of the frame towards the first petal to define a gap between the free ends of the first and second petals,
wherein the gap comprises a width Wgap measured between the free ends of the first and second petals,
wherein the opening comprises the gap and one or more orifices and occupies between 40% and 95% of the area within the rim: and
wherein one or both of the first or second petals comprises one or more struts.

US Pat. No. 10,791,886

ESTIMATING USERS OF A PRODUCT DISPENSER

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A product dispenser comprising:a roll holder configured to hold a product roll;
a dispensing mechanism configured to perform a dispense of sheet product from the product roll;
a sensor configured to sense the occurrence of a dispense;
a time sensor configured to determine a time or a time period; and
a controller configured to:
cause the dispensing mechanism to perform each of a number of dispenses of product during a dispensing period;
sense, based on sensor data from the sensor, the number of dispenses during the dispensing period;
sense, based on data from the time sensor, time data associated with each of the number of dispenses during the dispensing period, wherein the time data comprises at least one of a time associated with each of the number of dispenses in the dispensing period or a time period between each of the number of dispenses in the dispensing period;
determine a first subset of the number of dispenses in the dispensing period, wherein each dispense in the first subset occurred more than or equal to a threshold time apart from any other dispense in the dispensing period;
determine a second subset of the number of dispenses in the dispensing period, wherein each dispense in the second subset occurred less than or equal to the threshold time apart from at least one other dispense in the dispensing period;
determine a first estimated number of unique users equal to a total number of dispenses in the first subset;
determine a second estimated number of unique users equal to a fraction of a total number of dispenses in the second subset; and
determine an overall estimated number of unique users during the dispensing period by summing the first estimated number of unique users and the second estimated number of unique users.

US Pat. No. 10,791,885

PAPER TOWEL DISPENSER

Wisconsin Plastics, Inc.,...

1. A paper towel dispenser for dispensing paper toweling from a paper toweling roll, the paper towel dispenser comprising:a first mechanical side and an opposite, second mechanical side;
a first roll holder coupled to the first mechanical side and an opposite, second roll holder coupled to the second mechanical side, wherein the first and second roll holders are configured to support the paper toweling roll;
a drum rotatably coupled to the first and second mechanical sides and having an outer surface;
a roller rotatably coupled to the first and second mechanical sides; and
a paper start pivotably coupled to the first and second mechanical sides and configured to assist passing the paper toweling between the roller and the drum;
wherein the paper start is pivotable into an open position such that the paper toweling can be inserted between the paper start and the drum; and
wherein the paper start is pivotable into a closed position such that the paper toweling is moved into contact the outer surface of the drum and as the drum is rotated, the paper toweling is moved along the outer surface of the drum and is passed between the roller and the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,791,884

AUTOMATIC PAPER TOWEL DISPENSER WITH LIDAR SENSOR

Bradley Fixtures Corporat...

1. An automatic paper towel dispenser comprising:a dispensing mechanism configured to dispense a paper towel;
a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensor configured to:
emit light along a path toward an object within a detection region at a first time;
detect the light reflected by the object substantially along the path at a second time; and
calculate a time of flight of the light, wherein the time of flight is an amount of time that elapses between the first time and the second time;
a controller in communication with the LIDAR sensor, the controller configured to:
calculate a distance between the LIDAR sensor and the object based on the time of flight; and
actuate the dispensing mechanism based on the calculated distance.

US Pat. No. 10,791,883

TOILET PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE, AND REPLENISHMENT METHOD THEREOF

1. A toilet paper dispenser, comprising:a toilet roll container, the container defining a chamber sufficient to enclose a first toilet paper roll and a second toilet paper roll positioning the first and second paper rolls in an end to end orientation, the container further including one or more openings along a longitudinal axis of the container to disperse of sheets of toilet paper from the first and second toilet paper rolls when the first and second toilet paper rolls are present;
a first and second positioning insert, the first and second positioning inserts located on opposite sides of a central divider and centered thereon, the first and second inserts extending within the length of the container sufficient to stabilize the first and second toilet paper rolls within the first and second space when the first and second toilet paper rolls are present inside of the container;
a first and second retaining member for securing the first and second toilet paper rolls within the container, the first and second retaining member located on opposite ends of the container to secure the first and second toilet paper rolls within the container when the first and second toilet paper rolls are present inside of the container; and,
a support for fixing the container to a wall structure, wherein the support includes a mechanism adapted to rotate the container around a center point of the longitudinal axis and lock the container in a rotated position.

US Pat. No. 10,791,882

TOILET PAPER GUIDE SYSTEMS

1. A toilet paper guide system comprising:a toilet paper guide assembly comprising
a right-hook-member having a right-terminal-end and a right-hook-end;
a left-hook-member having a left-terminal-end and a left-hook-end; and
a sleeve assembly having a front-plate and a back-plate,
wherein said toilet paper guide assembly comprises in functional combination said right-hook-member, said left-hook-member, and said sleeve assembly;
wherein said sleeve assembly is mounted to said right-terminal-end and said left-terminal-end with said front-plate and said back-plate running parallel to each other and said right-terminal-end and said left-terminal-end running parallel to each other, said right-terminal-end and said left-terminal-end mounted perpendicular to said sleeve assembly; and
wherein said toilet paper guide assembly is removably mounted to a toilet-paper-roll-holder and allows for easy and convenient access to an end of a roll of toilet paper such that a user can grasp said toilet paper and pull for dispensing for use; and
wherein the toilet-paper-roll-holder comprises a frame and a bar mounted to the frame, wherein the bar is configured to extend through a core tube of a toilet paper roll, and wherein the right-hook-member and the left-hook-member are mounted on the bar.

US Pat. No. 10,791,881

LOW COST RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) DISPENSING SYSTEMS

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A soap or sanitizer dispenser comprising:a housing;
a receptacle for receiving a refill unit;
an RFID antenna;
an RFID controller;
an actuation mechanism;
logic for reading a dispense count that relates to a first volume of fluid in the refill unit from an RFID tag on the refill unit;
logic for writing a dispense count that relates to a second volume of fluid in the refill unit on an RFID tag on the refill unit;
wherein the second volume of fluid in the refill unit is less than the first volume of fluid in the refill unit.

US Pat. No. 10,791,880

BASE MEMBER FOR A SHOWER DOOR ASSEMBLY

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A lower frame member for movable doors comprising a base extending along a longitudinal axis, the base having an upper surface positioned between a first inner side and a second outer side, the first inner side of the base defining an innermost edge of the lower frame member, the first inner side defining a diverter surface having a tangent line oriented at an acute angle relative to the upper surface thereby forming a recessed area beneath the innermost edge.

US Pat. No. 10,791,879

SHOWER DOOR TRACK

BCI Acrylic, Inc., Liber...

1. A shower door track for mounting in a bathtub or shower comprising:a base having a length and a width supported by at least one elevating supporting member,
the base having a top and a front surface to direct water into the tub,
a channel within the base and extending the length of the base,
a slot having a width in the top of the base, the slot in communication with the channel for providing an entrance to the channel,
a vertically oriented flexible elastomeric strip mounted in the channel, the elastomeric strip having a height, with a top end extending above the base and a bottom end being in the channel, the bottom end of the elastomeric strip having an enlarged portion greater than the width of the slot to retain the elastomeric strip in the channel, the elastomeric strip extending upward from the channel and through the top of the base for restraining water from leaving the tub.

US Pat. No. 10,791,878

CAKE MAKING IMPLEMENT FOR SMOOTHING ICING

8. A cake-making implement comprising:a side arm including a slot, a first straight edge, and a bottom edge, the first straight edge being parallel to the slot and a fixed, non-adjustable distance from the slot;
a top arm including a second straight edge, the top arm coupled to the side arm with a first fastening device cooperating with the slot;
a scale disposed on the side arm parallel to the slot, the scale being incremented to indicate a distance from the second straight edge to the bottom edge; and
a second fastening device cooperating with a guiding edge of the side arm, the guiding edge being parallel to the slot, such that the second straight edge is:
(i) oriented perpendicularly to the first straight edge, and
(ii) oriented in parallel with the bottom edge,
wherein:
the first fastening device is moveable within the slot allowing a distance of the second straight edge from the bottom edge to be changed, and
the first straight edge and the second straight edge intersect to create a right angle such that with the first straight edge in contact with icing only on a side surface of a cake the second straight edge contacts icing only on a top surface of the cake.

US Pat. No. 10,791,877

FOOD WASHING ASSEMBLY

1. A food washing assembly being configured to contain food items and a cleaning solution for cleaning the food items, said assembly comprising:a container for containing a fluid and food items, said container having an outer wall, said outer wall having a plurality of deformable sections each being squeezable inwardly on said outer wall;
a strainer being positionable in said container wherein said strainer is configured to support the food items, each of said deformable sections being squeezed to frictionally engage said strainer thereby retaining said strainer at a selected point in said container, said container being agitated when said strainer is positioned in said container for washing the food items with the fluid, said strainer having a first surface, a second surface and an outer edge extending therebetween;
a lid being removably coupled to said container for retaining the food items and the fluid in said container for washing the food items with the fluid; and
a pair of stems, each of said stems being coupled to and extending upwardly from said first surface of said strainer, each of said stems having a distal end with respect to said first surface, said distal end of each of said stems abutting said lid when said strainer is positioned in said container and said lid is positioned on said container.

US Pat. No. 10,791,876

OPTICAL RECOGNITION INTERLOCK SYSTEM FOR A BLENDER

Vita-Mix Management Corpo...

1. A blending system comprising:a base housing a motor;
a container operatively coupled to the base;
a blade assembly operatively disposed within the container, the blade assembly operatively engaged with the motor;
a lid operatively attached to the container; and
an interlock detector comprising at least one image sensor disposed within the base and positioned such that a field of view of the at least one image sensor covers an area above the base where, when in an operative position, a plurality of portions of the container and the lid are disposed, and wherein the interlock detector processes, based at least in part on data captured by the at least one image sensor, spatial positions of the container and lid relative to the base to determine whether the container, the lid, and the base are interlocked.

US Pat. No. 10,791,875

COFFEE BEAN GRINDING SYSTEM FOR COFFEE MACHINE

GUANGDONG XINBAO ELECTRIC...

1. A coffee bean grinding system for a coffee machine, comprising: a coffee bean grinding box, and a gear box, wherein the coffee bean grinding box further comprising a bottom wall and a side wall, wherein a bearing housing is disposed on the bottom wall, and the bottom of the bearing housing is provided with an opening, a bearing disposed within the bearing housing, a transmission joint connected to the bearing, a powder scraping piece, a lower grinding blade, and a spiral head, and a pressing ring disposed on an outer side of the bearing, and a wool ring disposed between the powder scraping piece and the bottom wall of the coffee bean grinding box, wherein the pressing ring is fixed to the bottom wall to secure the bearing to the bearing housing, wherein the transmission joint penetrates through the opening in the bearing housing and inserted into an inner ring of the bearing, wherein the transmission joint further comprising a first step shaft, a second step shaft, three inserting blocks extending from a step surface between the first step shaft and the second step shaft along an axial direction of the first step shaft, wherein the three inserting blocks are evenly disposed around the first step shaft, wherein an annular flange is provided on an outer peripheral surface of an end portion of the second step shaft, wherein the annular flange prevents the transmission joint from axially moving along the bearing, wherein the powder scraping piece further comprising a step hole corresponding to the first step shaft and the second step shaft, wherein a surface of the powder scraping piece is provided with an inserting groove corresponding to the inserting block, wherein an inserting block of the three inserting blocks of the transmission joint is inserted into the inserting groove causing the transmission joint and the powder scraping piece to move synchronously.

US Pat. No. 10,791,874

CLOSING DEVICE FOR AN APPARATUS FOR COOKING FOOD PRODUCTS

1. A closing device configured to be used with a cooking apparatus of the type where the food product is totally or partly immersed in a cooking liquid, the cooking apparatus having a main body defining an internal chamber and further having a mouth to which a tube configured to discharge said cooking liquid is coupled, said closing device comprising:at least one insert selectively associated with an end open toward the outside of said discharge tube, the at least one insert defining an internal surface;
a closing element selectively associated with said insert, the closing element having an external surface configured to selectively contact the internal surface of the insert, the external surface defining a hollow portion thereon; and
a gasket disposed in the hollow portion of the external surface of the closing element, the gasket being interposed between said internal surface of the insert and said external surface of the closing element,
wherein the external surface of the closing element has a first threading and the internal surface of the insert has a second threading, said first threading and said second threading being configured to be selectively coupled such that the closing element is screwed with respect to the insert, such that the discharge tube is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,791,873

COLLAPSIBLE THREE LEGGED PLATFORM

5. A assembly, comprising:a first leg comprising:
a first arm,
and
a post mounted on the first arm, the post coupled to a release mechanism, wherein a first end of the first leg comprises a first support;
a second leg comprising:
a second arm, and
a sleeve coupled to the second arm, the sleeve comprising a bottom rim and a notch disposed at the bottom rim, wherein a first end of the second leg comprises a second support;
a cooking surface, wherein the first support and the second support are configured to support the cooking surface; and
a burner disposed above the sleeve and centrally above the post, wherein the burner is configured to be disposed below the cooking surface.

US Pat. No. 10,791,872

HEAT DISTRIBUTION MEMBER AND VENTS FOR TOASTER OVEN

Spectrum Brands, Inc., M...

1. A heating appliance, comprising:a housing defining a food product compartment having at least a front door and a rear wall opposite the front door;
a rack configured to support a food product within the food product compartment; and
a heating assembly disposed within the food product compartment, the heating assembly including:
an elongate heating device having a first length, and
an angled heat distribution member having a second length, the heat distribution member comprising a first substantially planar portion disposed and extending between the heating device and the rack and connected with a second substantially planar portion at an angle with the second portion extending between the heating device and the rear wall, wherein the heat distribution member comprises a pattern of apertures, and wherein the heat distribution member is configured to prevent infrared radiation produced by the heating device from directly reaching the rear wall of the housing, except for infrared radiation that passes through the apertures of the heat distribution member.

US Pat. No. 10,791,871

TRAVEL MUG FOR MICROWAVE OVEN

1. An apparatus for a microwave oven, comprising:a travel mug having a double-layered structure with an inner shell and an outer shell, wherein said inner shell and said outer shell are joined by a joint in such a way that a cavity is provided therebetween;
a heat transfer medium in said cavity;
a silicon rubber plate attached to an outer bottom surface of the outer shell; a ferrite rubber plate attached to a bottom of the silicone rubber plate, wherein each of the silicon rubber plate and the ferrite rubber plate comprises a MnZn-Ferrite-rubber fuse-compounded thereto for converting microwaves to heat;
a ceramic heating plate inserted along a bottom of the cavity in between the inner and outer shells;
a coat of exothermic ceramic glaze coated on at least a portion of an outer surface of the outer shell, the outer surface comprising a thermochroic paint coated on the exothermic ceramic glaze coating of the outer surface of the travel mug, wherein the thermochromic paint is configured to change color thereof to red when temperature is above 80 degrees in Celsius inside the travel mug, yellow when it temperature is between 60 degrees and 80 degrees, and blue when temperature is below 40 degrees;
and a pressure release device installed on a side of the outer shell that is not coated to discharge excess pressure in the cavity when the travel mug is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,791,870

HEATING AND FOAMING A BEVERAGE

EVERSYS HOLDING SA, Ardo...

1. A device for heating and foaming of a beverage liquid, comprising:a steam generator;
a pressurized gas source producing a pressurized gas;
a gas conduit supplying the pressurized gas;
a controllable switching valve in gas flowing communication with the gas conduit and operative to periodically change the pressure within the gas conduit by opening and closing the valve over time using pulse width modulation while continuously maintaining a minimum pressure;
a pump connected to the steam generator;
an output conduit connected to the output of the pump and connected to the gas conduit for transporting the steam and gas to the beverage liquid with a temporal pressure pattern corresponding to the pulse width modulation in the gas conduit; and
a control unit controlling the opening and closing of the switching valve for generating pressure pulses with a temporal pressure profile having a pressure offset, so that in times between the pressure pulses pressurized gas is fed into the gas conduit having the minimum pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,791,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COFFEE GRIND REFINEMENT

Auroma Brewing Company, ...

1. A coffee bean grind filtering system comprising:a bean refinement chute with a bean grind inlet through which bean grinds are received and a refined grind outlet;
a filter system integrated into at least one surface within the bean refinement chute and wherein the filter system filters the bean grinds into at least refined grinds and filtered grinds, wherein the refined grinds are bean grinds that progress across the filter system from the bean grind inlet to the refined grind outlet, and wherein the filtered grinds are the bean grinds that pass through the filter system;
a vibration system operable in an active state that agitates bean grinds during progression from the bean grind inlet to the refined grind outlet;
a refined grind chamber positioned adjacent to the refined grind outlet and thereby collects refined grinds;
a filtered grind chamber positioned beneath the filter system and thereby collects filtered grinds that pass through the filter system;
a grind measurement system integrated into the refined grind chamber; and
a control system configured to control filtering of the bean grinds in targeting a produced refined bean quantity as indicated by the grind measurement system.

US Pat. No. 10,791,867

BREWING DEVICE HAVING TWO BREWING CHAMBERS

DELICA AG, Birsfelden (C...

1. A brewing device which is intended for a beverage making machine for capsules and has two separate brewing chambers, comprising a first capsule holder and a first closure element for the first brewing chamber and a second capsule holder and a second closure element for the second brewing chamber, further comprising a mechanism for actuating the first and second closure elements, wherein the mechanism comprises a common drive member and a first output member for the first brewing chamber and a second output member for the second brewing chamber, wherein the mechanism further comprises a toothed-gear mechanism, the first output member comprising a first gearwheel, the second output member comprising a second gearwheel, the first and second gearwheels being adapted for rotation in the same direction, the first gearwheel having a first cam disk and the second gearwheel having a second cam disk, the first cam disk being arranged directly on the first gearwheel of the first output member, and the second cam disk being arranged directly on the second gearwheel of the second output member.

US Pat. No. 10,791,866

INFUSION EXTRACTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

MADE SIMPLI, LLC, Clarem...

1. An apparatus for separating an infused extract from a mixture of an infusible material and the extract while also allowing easy removal of the infusible material, the apparatus comprising:a container dimensioned to prepare beverages and hold the mixture of infused extract and infusible material, the container having an opening, a bottom, a vertical axis and centerline that extends between the opening and the bottom, and one or more inner walls;
an insert adapted to be inserted into the container through the opening and removably seated at the bottom thereof, the insert having one or more inner side walls;
an elongated plunger element;
a filtration basket attached to the elongated plunger element and which is adapted for separating the infusible material from the infused extract as the elongated plunger element is moved down along the vertical axis of said container; and
a coupling attached to the peripheral surface of the filtration basket and adapted to couple the elongated plunger element with the one or more inner side walls of the insert for removing the insert from the container;
wherein the insert and the filtration basket are further adapted to hold the infusible material between the filtration basket and the insert when the elongated plunger element is coupled with the insert.

US Pat. No. 10,791,865

ICE-WATER DRIPPING-RATE ADJUSTER FOR DRIP-TYPE ICE COFFEE MAKER

1. An ice-water dripping-rate adjuster for drip-type ice coffee maker, comprising:a dripping valve means for adjusting a dripping rate of ice water for making drip-type ice coffee, including an upper valve member, and a lower valve member;
an upper coupling member including a basin circumferentially disposed about said upper valve member, adapted for mounting an ice or ice water container on said basin for storing ice and ice water in said ice or ice water container; with said upper valve member axially secured in said basin for draining ice water inwardly and downwardly into said lower valve member;
a lower coupling member including a socket member circumferentially disposed about said lower valve member, with said lower valve member axially secured in said socket member, said socket member rotatably engageable with said basin of said upper coupling member for opening or closing said dripping valve means and adapted for mounting a coffee jug under said socket member, with said coffee jug including a ground coffee canister mounted in an upper portion of said coffee jug and secured under said dripping valve means, whereby the ice water is downwardly dripped and controlled by said dripping valve means and downwardly dripped through said canister to brew coffee which is received in said coffee jug,
wherein said ice or ice water container is mounted inside said basin of said upper coupling member, and said coffee jug is mounted inside said socket member of said lower coupling member, and
wherein one of said upper coupling member and said lower coupling member is moved directly in rotation relative to another to control said dripping valve means.

US Pat. No. 10,791,864

CACTUS CLEANING TOOL

1. A cactus cleaning tool for cleaning a section of cactus having a plurality of thorns and a skin covering an edible portion of the section of cactus, said cactus cleaning tool comprising:a handle having a first longitudinal axis;
a cleaning section having an elongated body member with a proximal end attached to or integral with said handle and a distal end extending outwardly from said handle, said body member having a second longitudinal axis, said proximal end of said body member having two bending cuts extending inwardly into said body to form said handle at an acute angle relative to said body member so said first longitudinal axis is angled upward relative to said second longitudinal axis to dispose said handle upwardly relative to said body member so as to avoid a user's knuckles contacting one or more of the plurality of thorns when a user is cleaning the section of cactus;
a scooping tip at said distal end of said body member, said scooping tip having an outwardly disposed sharpened scooping edge with a curved profile that curves upwardly and rearwardly toward said proximal end of said body member so as to facilitate scooping out one of the plurality of thorns with said scooping tip; and
a slicing section in said body member, said slicing section having a slot disposed on a lower side of said body member generally between said proximal end and said distal end thereof, said slot defining one or more cutting edges configured to slice the skin off of the section of cactus.

US Pat. No. 10,791,863

CORDLESS COVERING FOR SLIDING GLASS DOORS AND LARGE WINDOWS

1. A covering for a sliding glass door, comprising:a panel having a first side and a second side;
a plurality of horizontal pockets, wherein each of the plurality of horizontal pockets is positioned at a different location along a length of the first side of the panel and wherein each of the plurality of horizontal pockets extend substantially along a width of the first side of the panel;
a plurality of removable slats that:
when inserted into each of the plurality of horizontal pockets, enable the covering to be manipulated in a first manner in which a length of the covering is changed from a first length to a second length; and
when removed from each of the plurality of horizontal pockets, enable the covering to be manipulated in a second manner in which the width of the covering is changed from a first width to a second width and a third manner in which a lower portion of the panel is positioned through an opening between at least one of the plurality of horizontal pockets and the first side of the panel to change the length of the covering from the first length to a third length; and
a strap having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the second side of the panel and wherein the second end is removably coupled to the first side of the panel when the covering has been manipulated in the first manner in order to secure the covering at the second length.

US Pat. No. 10,791,862

SUPPORT DEVICE FOR AN ARTICLE

1. A support device configured to be placed on a horizontal surface and to hold an article, the support device comprising:a weight member configured to be placed on the horizontal surface;
a rod extending from the weight member, wherein the rod comprises a first rod portion extending frontwards from the weight member and a second rod portion extending downwards from the first rod portion, said first rod portion and said second rod portion form a first curve with a downward concavity, wherein the second rod portion is configured to extend downwards beyond an edge of the horizontal surface;
a second curve extending frontwards from a distal end of the second rod portion with an upward concavity, wherein the second curve is configured to be located lower than the horizontal surface and offset from the weight member along a frontward-rearward axis;
a support element extending upwards from the second curve and configured to hold the article at a distance from the horizontal surface along the frontward-rearward axis, wherein the second rod portion is configured to secure a first side of the article above the second curve and the support element is configured to secure a second side of the article above the second curve;
wherein the support element comprises a first lateral holder and a second lateral holder, each of the first and second lateral holders includes a first portion extending upwards from the second curve, a second portion extending from the first portion, and a third portion extending rearwards from the second portion, the first portion of each of the first and second lateral holders has a first end and a second end, the first portions of the first and second lateral holders extend divergently from the second curve with the first ends split from the second curve and the second ends spaced apart from each other, and the second portions of the first and second lateral holders extend in opposite lateral directions away from each other; and
wherein the weight member is configured to weigh more than an accumulated weight of the rod, the support element, and the article.

US Pat. No. 10,791,861

SHOE COVER REMOVAL APPARATUS

Protexer Corporation, Kn...

1. A method of using an apparatus for removing a shoe cover from a user's shoe, the apparatus comprising an open trough for receiving a user's shoe, the trough including sidewalls, an open top area defined by upper edges of the sidewalls, and a bottom surface; a removal portal located within the trough; a vacuum including a motor, a suction portal, and a exhaust portal; a primary chamber including a lid, a primary chamber input portal, and a primary chamber output portal, the primary chamber for receiving and retaining removed shoe covers, the primary chamber input portal being connected to the removal portal, and the primary chamber output portal being connected to the suction portal of the vacuum; an actuator that it is activatable by the placement of an object in the trough, and a first filter for removing debris and other contaminants from gas passing through the apparatus when the vacuum is activated, wherein the first filter comprises a porous collection container removably located in the primary chamber, the porous collection container for collecting removed shoe covers and preventing removed shoe covers from obstructing the primary chamber output portal, the method comprising the steps of:(a) inserting a shoe at least partially covered by a shoe cover into the trough such that the shoe is adjacent the removal portal;
(b) detecting the shoe when it placed into the trough using a detection system;
(c) actuating the vacuum device such that it creates a vacuum in the primary chamber and at the removal portal;
(d) removing the shoe cover from the shoe via the removal portal with the vacuum created at the removal portal;
(e) receiving and retaining the shoe cover in the primary chamber; and
(f) removing the porous collection container from the primary chamber for disposal of the removed shoe covers.

US Pat. No. 10,791,860

CUP RACK FOR STACKED DISPOSABLE CUPS

Desmond Hawley, Oshawa, ...

1. A cup rack comprising:a base providing a surface for abutting support for a plurality of cups;
a cup retainer plate coupled to the base;
a plurality of cup retaining apertures formed within the cup retainer plate, each cup retaining aperture sized to receive a corresponding mounting cup and having a diameter smaller than the largest exterior diameter of the corresponding mounting cup;
each mounting cup bound by a hull defining an open diameter at a rim, each mounting cup captured at or proximal to the rim by one of the plurality of cup retaining apertures;
the cup retainer plate moveable from a first closed position parallel and proximal to the surface for abutting support to a second open position for insertion of mounting cups within the cup retaining apertures;
a back panel extending from the base, the back panel substantially perpendicular relative to the surface for abutting support, an electronic display installed in the back panel.

US Pat. No. 10,791,859

PORTABLE WATER PURIFIER

Eastern Pure Industrial C...

1. A portable water purifier comprising:a container having
a containing space;
a lid assembly mounted to the container by threading, and having
a suction nozzle communicating with the containing space; and
a filtering assembly mounted in the container, connected to the lid assembly, and having
a body having
a separating board disposed in the body to divide the body into a first chamber and a second chamber, and having
a guiding tube protruding on the separating board, extending toward the first chamber, and disposed through the separating board; and
multiple protrusions disposed at spaced intervals on the separating board, protruding on the separating board, and extending toward the second chamber; and
a porous element mounted to the body, being away from the lid assembly, and being adjacent to the first chamber;
a cover disposed in the container, mounted to the body, being adjacent to the lid assembly, being adjacent to the second chamber, and having
a communicating tube communicating with the suction nozzle and an interior of the container;
a first filter element disposed in the first chamber; and
a second filter element disposed in the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,791,858

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MODULAR DRINK ASSEMBLY

1. A multifunction drinking assembly, comprising:a primary container having a bottom wall and a side wall having a continuous configuration extending upwardly from said bottom wall, said side wall having an upper rim defining an open top and defining an interior area;
wherein said side wall has an inner surface that includes a threaded section displaced from said upper rim and that includes an upper ledge extending inwardly into said interior area;
wherein said side wall has a lower ledge upwardly displaced from said bottom wall and extending inwardly into said interior area;
a primary lid having an upper portion having a continuous rim and a top wall extending across said continuous rim, said primary lid that includes a lower portion having a diameter smaller than a diameter of said upper portion and having outer threads removably coupled to said threaded section of said side wall, whereby said primary lid is removably coupled to said primary container;
a coozie lid having an upper portion having a continuous upper rim and a top wall extending inwardly from said continuous upper rim defining an opening dimensioned to receive a beverage can into said interior area therethrough;
wherein said coozie lid includes a lower portion having a diameter smaller than a diameter of said continuous upper rim and having outer threads removably coupled to said threaded section of said side wall, whereby said coozie lid is removably coupled to said primary container when said primary lid is not coupled thereto; and
a shaker lid assembly that includes a lower portion having a neck threaded portion and a cylindrical configuration and having an upper portion extending upwardly from the lower portion and having a conical configuration and defining a plurality of apertures at an upper surface thereof, a lower extent of said lower portion having outer threads removably coupled to said threaded section of said side wall so that said shaker lid is removably coupled to said primary container when said primary lid is not coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,791,857

DRINKING VESSEL HAVING ENGAGEMENT FEATURES AND CAMOUFLAGING NON-ENGAGEMENT ELEMENTS IN INTAGLIO

CELEBRATE EVERYWHERE, LLC...

1. A vessel comprising:a bowl for holding a product, the bowl having a rim defining an opening, the bowl having a bottom, and the bowl having protrusions on an outside surface of the bowl within an engagement feature band on said outside surface of the bowl;
a lid rotated onto the bowl and covering the opening, the lid having one or more lid engagement features engaged with one or more bowl engagement features configured to seal the product in the bowl, each of the one or more bowl engagement features being at least a portion of at least one of the protrusions within said engagement feature band, each of the one or more bowl engagement features having at least one of three engagement functions, said three engagement functions being a) engaging with said lid engagement features to hold the lid on the bowl, b) guiding the lid engagement features into positions where the lid engagement features engage with one or more of said bowl engagement features when the lid is rotated onto the bowl, and c) stopping the lid from being rotated onto the bowl to such an extent that said lid engagement features disengage from said one or more bowl engagement features; and
at least one non-engagement element that is in intaglio in a surface of the vessel, or is flat on the surface of the vessel, at least a portion of said at least one non-engagement element being closer to the rim of the bowl than at least a portion of at least one of the bowl engagement features.

US Pat. No. 10,791,856

PILLOW WITH ADJUSTABLE SLEEVE FOR INFLATABLE AIR BLADDER

1. A support pillow, comprising:a pillow-fill unit comprising pillow fill material;
a neck support unit comprising an inflatable air bladder; and
a pillowcase having an outer surface, a first sleeve for receiving the pillow-fill unit and a second sleeve for receiving the neck support unit;
wherein the first sleeve and the second sleeve are covered by the outer surface of the pillow case;
wherein the second sleeve of the pillowcase includes a hollow tubular resilient cushioned padding layer loosely positioned on an inner sleeve surface thereof, wherein said hollow tubular resilient cushioned padding layer defines a thickness of the inner sleeve surface that is between ½ inch and 1½ inches in thickness, said second sleeve totally enveloping said hollow resilient cushioned padding layer and said second sleeve being separated apart from said pillow fill unit in said first sleeve;
wherein the inflatable air bladder includes a valve that operates in a first state to allow an input of pressurized air and in a second state to allow an exit of bladder-stored air;
wherein adding air to the inflatable air bladder, in the first state, increases a size of and pressure in the inflatable air bladder;
wherein the padding on the inner sleeve surface of the second sleeve is soft, and compressible; and,
a single insertable foam layer substrate is selected from a plurality of foam layers, each with a different thickness, and is insertable within said pillowcase to provide additional support for the back of the head of the user above the nape of the neck of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,791,855

FRAME WITH FERROMAGNETIC TRANSVERSE MEMBERS

1. A device for framing items comprising,a framed item,
a top ferromagnetic bar proximate to a top end of a framed item, wherein the top ferromagnetic bar has a first end with a perimeter dimension and a second end with a perimeter dimension,
a bottom ferromagnetic bar proximate to a bottom end of the framed item, wherein the bottom ferromagnetic bar has a first end with a perimeter dimension and a second end with a perimeter dimension,
a left side rail proximate to a left side of the framed item, wherein the left side rail further comprises a top hole with a boundary dimension that corresponds to the perimeter dimension of the first end of the top ferromagnetic bar, and a bottom hole with a boundary dimension that corresponds to the perimeter dimension of the first end of the bottom ferromagnetic bar, and wherein the distance between the top hole and the bottom hole is less than the length of the framed item,
a right side rail proximate to a right side of the framed item, wherein the right side rail further comprises a top hole with a boundary dimension that corresponds to the perimeter dimension of the second end of the top ferromagnetic bar and a bottom hole with a boundary dimension that corresponds to the perimeter dimension of the second end of the bottom ferromagnetic bar, and wherein the distance between the top hole and the bottom hole is less than the length of the framed item,
the first end of the top ferromagnetic bar connects with the top hole of the left side rail and remains in place by friction,
the first end of the bottom ferromagnetic bar connects with the bottom hole of the left side rail and remains in place by friction,
the second end of the top ferromagnetic bar connects with the top hole of the right side rail and remains in place by friction,
the second end of the bottom ferromagnetic bar connects with the bottom hole of the right side rail and remains in place by friction,
a first magnet disposed on a top surface of the framed item, sandwiching the framed item between the first magnet and the top ferromagnetic bar, and
a second magnet disposed on the top surface of the framed item, sandwiching the framed item between the second magnet and the bottom ferromagnetic bar.

US Pat. No. 10,791,854

BRACKET AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOG...

1. A bracket comprising:a support arm;
a limiting part disposed at a side of the support arm and connected to the support arm; and
a connecting part disposed at a side of the support arm opposite to the limiting part and connected to the support arm,
wherein the connecting part is provided with at least one support fixing hole;
wherein the support arm is provided with at least one hanging fixing hole and includes a first support arm and a second support arm, and the at least one hanging fixing hole includes a first hanging fixing hole provided on the first support arm and a second hanging fixing hole provided on the second support arm,
wherein the at least one support fixing hole includes a first support fixing hole and a second support fixing hole, and
a distance between the first hanging fixing hole and the second hanging fixing hole is the same as a distance between the first support fixing hole and the second support fixing hole.

US Pat. No. 10,791,853

REUSABLE BAG SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system for providing reusable bags, the system comprising:a plurality of reusable bags each configured with an electronic tracking mechanism and including a closed bottom and an upper opening adapted to receive objects into the bag;
at least one deployment station adapted to store the plurality of reusable bags and to dispense at least one of the plurality of reusable bags;
an electronic sensing device configured with the at least one deployment station; and
at least one locking mechanism configured with the deployment station;
wherein the at least one locking mechanism locks the plurality of reusable bags to the at least one deployment station when locked, and releases the at least one of the plurality of reusable bags for dispensing by the at least one deployment station when unlocked; and
wherein the electronic sensing device is configured such that, when the at least one of the plurality of reusable bags is dispensed by the at least one deployment station, the electronic sensing device senses the electronic tracking mechanism of the at least one of the plurality of reusable bags.

US Pat. No. 10,791,852

WALL MOUNTED STORAGE DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED HINGE

Steel Wave Ventures, LLC,...

1. A storage device mountable to a wall structure, the storage device comprising:a mounting plate;
an external plate coupled to the mounting plate to collectively define a receiving cavity for an object to be received; and
a hinge plate positioned in the receiving cavity and movably coupled to the external plate, the hinge plate pivotably moveable between an open position and a closed position, the hinge plate including an object receiving portion at a lower end thereof and an object securing portion at an upper end thereof, the object receiving portion of the hinge plate being configured to receive and support the object when the object is positioned within the receiving cavity, and the object securing portion being configured to move toward the mounting plate to secure the object between the object securing portion and the mounting plate or the wall structure as the hinge plate moves from the open position to the closed position in response to the object engaging the object receiving portion of the hinge plate.

US Pat. No. 10,791,851

ACCESSORY SHELF RAIL SYSTEM

PLASTICS PLUS, INC, Cumb...

1. A shelf system comprising:a retail shelf, the retail shelf comprising a generally planar surface having rear facing portion and a front facing portion, the planar surface comprising a series of apertures; and
an accessory shelf rail system removably secured to the front portion of the retail shelf with at least one step-shaped securing bracket, the accessory shelf rail system comprising:
a generally planar top portion;
a generally planar front portion offset from the planar top portion at an angle, a distal portion of the front portion angled downwardly and inwardly;
a proximal portion of the top portion comprising a top channel and a lip forming a lip channel, the top channel and the lip channel contained in an entire length of the top portion;
the at least one step-shaped securing bracket slidably positioned in the lip channel, the step-shaped securing bracket configured to removably attach to the retail shelf; and
a graphics display extension rail configured to extend longitudinally along an upper portion of the top portion of the accessory shelf rail system.

US Pat. No. 10,791,850

RETAIL DISPLAY UNIT FOR MULTIPLE SHAPED PRODUCTS

Target Brands, Inc., Min...

1. A retail display unit comprising:a base including a frame member and a bracket coupled to the frame member that is configured to mount to a retail display fixture;
a holder coupled to the base and including an interior, an exterior, a front, a back, opposing sides, a bottom and configured to hold and display products of different shapes, wherein the bottom comprises:
a first curved surface;
a second curved surface;
a channel located between the first and second curved surfaces and extending from the front to the back of the holder, wherein the channel includes first and second sides, an open top that intersects with the interior and a bottom; and
a plurality of locking features that at least partially protrude from the exterior to mate with the frame member of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,791,849

INSULATING GLAZING UNIT, IN PARTICULAR FOR A CLIMATE CHAMBER

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing comprising at least two glass sheets that are spaced apart by at least one air- or gas-filled cavity, at least one spacer that is arranged at a periphery of the at least two glass sheets and that keeps the at least two glass sheets spaced apart, the at least one spacer being transparent and placed on one of the sides of the glazing, and a first leaktight harrier that is leaktight to water, formed by at least one structural seal, the material of which is watertight, and a second leaktight barrier that is leaktight to gases and to water vapor, the first and second leaktight barriers positioned on the at least one transparent spacer and each being made of transparent material, wherein the second leaktight barrier is in contact with both the spacer and the at least two glass sheets and arranged at an interface between each of the at least two glass sheets and the at least one transparent spacer on an internal side of the glazing, the at least one structural seal of the first leaktight barrier also provided at the interface in contact with both the spacer and the at least two glass sheets and being positioned such that it is abutted and aligned with the second leaktight barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,791,848

ADAPTIVE SENSORY OUTPUTS SYNCHRONIZED TO INPUT TEMPOS FOR SOOTHING EFFECTS

KIDS2, INC., Atlanta, GA...

1. A computer-implemented adaptive sensory output method, comprising:receiving an input tempo from an input device;
determining if the input tempo is within a permissible tempo range for a sensory output selection;
if not in-range, operating an output device to output the sensory output selection at a standard tempo for the sensory output selection; and
if in-range, operating the output device to output the sensory output selection at an adjusted tempo that is synchronized to the input tempo,wherein the synchronization of the adjusted tempo of the sensory output selection to the input tempo provides a soothing experience,wherein the in-range step comprises first operating the output device to output the sensory output selection at the standard tempo and then incrementally slewing the adjusted tempo toward synchronization to the input tempo.

US Pat. No. 10,791,847

BABY WALKER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

1. A baby walker, comprising:a walking assembly including a plurality of wheel assemblies;
a proximity sensor operative to detect an object and generate a proximity signal; and
a controller, including a processing unit and program code stored on a storage device of said controller, said controller is coupled with the proximity sensor and at least one of the plurality of wheel assemblies;
wherein the controller is configured to receive the proximity signal, via the proximity sensor, and to apply a brake signal to the at least one of the plurality of wheel assemblies to one of substantially slow and stop the baby walker when a first distance between the object and the baby walker is less than a first predetermined value;
a weight sensor operative to detect a weight of a baby and generate a weight signal; and
a communication module operative to at least one of receive and transmit radio waves;
wherein the controller is further coupled with the weight sensor and the communication module and further configured to receive the weight signal, via the weight sensor, and to transmit a warning signal, via the communication module when the weight is less than a second predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,791,846

TEXTILE CLIP

Fastmount Limited, North...

1. A releasable clip assembly operable to secure a cushion to a supporting surface, the assembly comprising:a male component which is received in a first axis in a chassis opening defined by a chassis of a female component, the female component comprising one or more engagement elements configurable into an open configuration to admit the male component and operable to return to a closed configuration to engage the received male component to secure it in the chassis, wherein the engagement elements in the closed configuration cut off arcs of the chassis opening and wherein the engagement elements are operable to be forced into the open configuration by an end of the male element so the female component provides snap-lock engagement for the male component; and
one or more release elements operable when actuated transversely to the first axis to also allow the engagement elements to be configured in the open configuration to release the male component,
wherein each engagement element is connected to two release elements such that the actuation of either release element allows movement of the engagement element into the open configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,791,845

THERAPEUTIC CUSHION

1. A therapeutic cushion comprising:(a) a one-piece elongated, molded firm body fabricated from a polyurethane foam;
(b) said polyurethane foam has the following properties as measured by ASTM D3574-05: Density=1.90 to 2.00 lbs. per cubic feet; IFD 25%=50 to 60; IFD 65%=105 to 126; Tensile PSI=1; Elongation %=113; Tear PLI=1.11; CS 90%=3.5; HACS %=4.5; Fatigue Loss % 37.7; said foam passes CAL 117-2013;
(c) forwardmost portions of said body as viewed in side elevation, including convexly contoured surfaces adapted for head-engaging support;
(d) intermediate portions of said body as viewed in side elevation, defining an upwardly projecting apex adapted for engaging support of the cervical vertebrae C-3 to C-6;
(e) rearwardmost portions of said body as viewed in side elevation being convexly contoured and downwardly shaped and adapted to support thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spinal regions;
(f) said body defining a concave gap, as viewed in side elevation, between said intermediate and said rearwardmost portions; and
(g) whereby the geometry of said body gently stretches the spine of a user laying horizontally thereupon.

US Pat. No. 10,791,844

COLLAPSIBLE FLOTATION DEVICE

SPIN MASTER, INC., Willi...

1. A collapsible flotation device, comprising:a flexible membrane including an inner portion and an outer portion, the outer portion including a perimeter of the flexible membrane, at least the inner portion of the flexible membrane being formed with a mesh; and
an inflatable member forming a closed loop and defining at least in part a first opening within the closed loop, at least a portion of the flexible membrane disposed across the first opening of the inflatable member
the inflatable member having a first portion configured to support a back of a user when the user is disposed on the collapsible flotation device and a second portion configured to be disposed beneath a leg of the user when the user is disposed on the collapsible flotation device, at least a portion of the flexible membrane being disposed between the first portion of the inflatable member and the second portion of the inflatable member, the first portion of the inflatable member having a height that is greater than a height of the second portion of the inflatable member when the inflatable member is inflated, wherein the flexible membrane is supported by the second portion of the inflatable member,
the inflatable member defining at least in part a second opening of the collapsible flotation device, the second opening being at least partly free of the flexible membrane so as to be configured for the leg of the user to be placed therein and to provide access of a foot of the user to water below a bottom of the collapsible flotation device when the user is disposed on the collapsible flotation device and the collapsible flotation device is partially submerged in or is on water.

US Pat. No. 10,791,843

PORTABLE SEAT AWNING

1. A portable seat awning comprising:a first frame structure configured to be disposed on a first side of said portable seat awning;
a second frame structure configured to be disposed on a second side of said portable seat awning;
a third frame structure configured to be disposed between said first frame structure and said second frame structure, at least a portion of said third frame structure being detachable from at least one of said first frame structure and said second frame structure;
a flexible cover having a first region configured to be coupled to said first frame structure and a second region configured to be coupled to said second frame structure; and
a flexible seat engaging structure configured to engage a chair backrest, said flexible seat engaging structure having a first frame structure receiving feature and a second frame structure receiving feature, said first frame structure receiving feature configured to receive said first frame structure and said second frame structure receiving feature configured to receive said second frame structure, said flexible seat engaging structure additionally including at least one width adjustment feature to accommodate for chair backrests of varying widths.

US Pat. No. 10,791,842

CONFORMING BACK FOR A SEATING UNIT

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A flexible back for a seating unit, the flexible back having a lumbar region and a thoracic region, the flexible back configured for attachment to a seating unit having a seat and a frame, the frame comprising a first arm and a second arm, at least a portion of each of the first arm and the second arm being integrally formed with the frame, wherein the flexible back is positioned between the first arm and the second arm, and the flexible back is integrally formed with any one of the frame, the first arm and the second arm, and wherein the flexible back defines a plurality of discrete flexible zones disposed between the first and second arms, the flexibility of the plurality of discrete flexible zones of the flexible back being independent of the first and second arms, the flexible back comprising:a plurality of flexible finger elements, each of the plurality of flexible finger elements having a distal end and each of the plurality of flexible finger elements being formed of an elastomeric material and being adapted to be flexible independently of each of the other of the plurality flexible finger elements, wherein the distal end of at least one of the plurality of flexible finger elements is comprised of at least a first flexible prong and a second flexible prong, the first flexible prong being flexible independent of the second flexible prong; and
a flexible retainer defining an uppermost and continuous edge of the flexible back connecting at least two of the flexible finger elements proximate the distal ends of the at least two of the plurality of flexible finger elements and limiting the independent flex of the at least two of the plurality of flexible finger elements.

US Pat. No. 10,791,841

LUMBAR SUPPORT CHAIR HAVING STRUCTURE ADJUSTABLE ACCORDING TO CHANGE OF POSTURE

Jun Seok Seo, Incheon (K...

1. A lumbar support chair having a seat and a back support, wherein the seat is configured to take a bowl shape having a center that is concavely curved and a bottom portion that is extended upwardly from the center toward an outside of the seat in an arc shape, and a cut portion is formed in the seat, the cut portion halving the seat into a left part and a right part from a front end toward a rear end of the seat,wherein a first uneven part and a second uneven part are formed on both left and right sides of a rear end part of the seat and a lower end part of the back support, respectively,
wherein a stopper bar is provided on a rear end side of the first uneven part of the seat, to support the back support so as to prevent the back support from being further tilted rearward, and
wherein the stopper bar is horizontally extended so as to be coupled to respective convex parts of the first uneven part simultaneously and faces a part of the back support just above an upper part of the second uneven part.

US Pat. No. 10,791,840

ADJUSTABLE HEAD SUPPORTING TRAVEL ACCESSORY

Coolside Limited, Glasgo...

1. A support structure, wherein the support structure comprises:a contoured head support member;
a contoured shoulder support member; and
a connecting member connectable to each of the head support member and the shoulder support member;
wherein the connecting member is configured to link the head support member with the shoulder support member;
wherein the connecting member facilitates displacing the head support member and the shoulder support member to adjust spacing between the head support member and the shoulder support member;
wherein displacement of a first end of the head support member relative to a first end of the shoulder support member can be independent of displacement of a second end of the head support member relative to a second end of the shoulder support member;
a fastening unit joins the connecting member, the head support member and the shoulder support member, wherein the fastening unit is operable to lock together the connecting member, the head support member and the shoulder support member thereby preventing displacement of the head and shoulder support members; and
wherein upon releasing the fastening unit, displacement of the head and shoulder support members is permitted;
wherein the fastening unit comprises:
an actuator, which facilitates release and displacement of the fastening unit relative to the connecting member, the head support member and the shoulder support member, and wherein displacement of the fastening unit causes displacement of corresponding ends of the head and shoulder support members; and
a retaining element configured to engage with the connecting member, thereby preventing displacement of the fastening unit until release of the retaining element from the connecting member;
wherein each of the head support member and the shoulder support member comprises an adjusting member comprising a serrated edge configured to engage with a complementary serrated surface on the fastening unit;
wherein upon releasing the fastening unit, rotation of the fastening unit is permitted;
wherein rotation of the fastening unit causes translational displacement of the head support member and the shoulder support member relative to a stationary connecting member;
wherein rotation of the fastening unit synchronously displaces the head support member and the shoulder support member.

US Pat. No. 10,791,839

WAFFLE-BOARD PATTERNED B-SURFACE FOR SEAT CUSHIONS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A seat cushion, comprising:a cushion body defining a first body surface and a second body surface opposite the first body surface, wherein the first body surface is configured to face a seat occupant, and the second body surface is configured to face away from the seat occupant;
wherein the cushion body defines a plurality of holes extending into the second body surface, wherein the plurality of holes is arranged in a pattern to allow the cushion body to passively conform to the seat occupant, thereby enhancing comfort;
wherein the holes are arranged on a waffle-board pattern; and
wherein the cushion body defines a maximum thickness from the first body surface to the second body surface, and each of the plurality of holes has a depth, and the depth is twenty-five percent of the maximum thickness to enhance a seating comfort of the seat cushion.

US Pat. No. 10,791,838

PORTABLE SEAT APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A portable seating apparatus comprising:a substantially horizontal seat component having opposing right and left sides;
right and left support components, the right support component attached to the right side of the seat component and the left support component attached to the left side of the seat component;
at least one substantially horizontal back brace and a back board member, each having right and left sides, the back board member mounted to the front side of the horizontal back brace;
wherein the right side of the back brace is attached to the right support component, the left side of the back brace is attached to the left support component and the backboard member is removably attached to the back brace enabling the backboard member to be removed and replaced without detaching any other component; and
wherein each of the components of the assembly is easily detachable and reattachable to allow for easy disassembly, transport, and reassembly of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,791,837

FLAT-SCREEN DISPLAY WALL MOUNT COVER

1. A flat-screen display wall mount cover comprises:a first flexible crossbar;
a second flexible crossbar;
a first display-bracing rod;
a second display-bracing rod;
a first wall-bracing rod;
a second wall-bracing rod;
an opaque fabric cover;
the first flexible crossbar and the second flexible crossbar each comprise a proximal end and a distal end;
the first flexible crossbar and the second flexible crossbar being arranged in a crisscross configuration;
the first flexible crossbar being laterally mounted to the second flexible crossbar;
the proximal end of the first flexible crossbar being terminally and hingedly connected to the first display-bracing rod;
the proximal end of the second flexible crossbar being terminally and hingedly connected to the second display-bracing rod;
the distal end of the first flexible crossbar being terminally and hingedly connected to the second wall-bracing rod;
the distal end of the second flexible crossbar being terminally and hingedly connected to the first wall-bracing rod; and
the opaque fabric cover being mounted across the first flexible crossbar, the second flexible crossbar, the first display-bracing rod, the second display bracing rod, the first wall-bracing rod and the second wall-bracing rod, wherein the first display rod, the second display-bracing rod, the first wall-bracing rod and the second wall-bracing rod extend downwardly from the first flexible crossbar and the second flexible crossbar; and wherein the cover protects the gap between a flat-screen display and wall to hide and protect a flat-screen display mount and cable connections without requiring modification of the structure of the flat-screen display or wall.

US Pat. No. 10,791,836

MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR SECURING A DEVICE TO A FLAT MONITOR

Reit Lab, LLC, Klamath F...

1. A mounting apparatus for securing a device to a flat monitor comprising:a primary panel with an inner surface, an outer surface, an upper edge and a lower edge;
at least one base panel emanating in a perpendicular fashion from the lower edge and the inner surface of the primary panel,
said base panel has an inner surface, an outer surface, a pair of side edges, a back edge and a front edge,
wherein the back edge being secured to the lower edge of the primary panel;
an angled panel secured to the front edge of at least one base panel,
said angled panel having an inner surface, an outer surface, a pair of side edges, and upper edge and a lower edge,
wherein the lower edge being secured to the front edge of at least one base panel,
wherein the angle of alignment between the base panel and the angled panel is between 45 degrees and 90 degrees;
an upper panel with an inner surface, an outer surface, a front edge and a back edge,
wherein the upper panel is secured by its front edge to the top edge of the primary panel at an angle substantially perpendicular to the primary panel; and
a hanging panel with an inner surface, an outer surface, and upper edge and a lower edge,
wherein the hanging panel is secured by its upper edge to the back edge of the upper panel at an angle substantially perpendicular to the upper panel and substantially parallel to the primary panel.

US Pat. No. 10,791,835

SAFETOES

1. A bed leg cushion apparatus comprising:a cylindrical foam cushion member configured to fit around a bed frame leg from a top of the bed frame leg to a bottom of the bed frame leg, wherein the cylindrical foam cushion member is shock absorbing and includes a cylindrical opening extending from a top surface of the cylindrical foam cushion member to a bottom surface of the cylindrical foam cushion member;
an openable slit stemming from the cylindrical opening to an outer surface of the cylindrical foam cushion member and extending from the top surface of the cylindrical foam cushion member to a bottom surface of the cylindrical foam cushion member;
a fitted fabric cover member fitted to said cylindrical foam cushion member and extending around said cylindrical foam cushion member, the fitted fabric cover comprising a flap extension that overlaps a portion of the fitted fabric cover extending around said cylindrical foam cushion member;
a hook and loop fastener strip attached to the flap extension and a mating hook and loop fastener strip attached to the portion of the fitted fabric cover; and
a cylindrical aesthetic cover with an opening on a top of the cylindrical aesthetic cover, wherein the cylindrical aesthetic cover is configured to cover the fitted fabric cover member by sliding the cylindrical design aesthetic cover up, over the fitted fabric cover, and wherein the cylindrical aesthetic cover includes aesthetic designs on an outer surface thereof,
wherein the bed leg cushion apparatus keeps feet and toes out of harms' way by providing a cushion barrier against painful impact to feet and toes when walking near a bed.

US Pat. No. 10,791,831

TABLE FOOTREST APPARATUS

1. A table footrest apparatus comprising:a pair of mounting channels, each of the pair of mounting channels having a first end, a second end, a top side, and a bottom side, the top side having a plurality of mounting apertures extending through the bottom side comprising a plurality of first mounting apertures adjacent the first end and a plurality of second mounting apertures adjacent the second end, each of the pair of mounting channels being configured to span across a leg support ring of a table such that the plurality of mounting apertures are above the leg support ring;
a plurality of ties coupled to the pair of mounting channels, each of the plurality of ties being slidably engageable through the plurality of mounting apertures and configured to secure the pair of mounting channels to the leg support ring of the table;
a pair of channel covers, the pair of channel covers being selectively engageable with the top side of the pair of mounting channels;
a plurality of adhesive strips coupled to the pair of channel covers, the plurality of adhesive strips being coupled to an upper face of each of the pair of channel covers; and
a foot pad coupled to the pair of channel covers, the foot pad being selectively engageable with the plurality of adhesive strips.

US Pat. No. 10,791,830

GUN HOLDER

Koduct Co., LTD, (KR)

1. A gun holder comprising:a case including an upper plate and a lateral plate extending from said upper plate;
a holder part disposed in said case;
a central shaft rotatably disposed in said holder part;
a driving part to allow said holder part to rotate; and
a support part coupled with said lateral plate of said case;
said holder part including
a first holder part in which a buttstock of a gun is disposed, and
a second holder part in which a gun barrel of the gun is disposed;
said first holder part including a groove recessed from an upper surface of said first holder part and disposed on a portion of the buttstock of the gun;
said groove of said first holder including a bottom surface and first, second, and third inner lateral surfaces facing three surfaces of the buttstock of the gun;
said bottom surface of said groove of said first holder part being opened in a first direction toward said central shaft;
said second holder part including
a first plate,
a second plate spaced apart from said first plate,
a third plate connected to said first and second plates, and
a hole formed by said first, second, and third plates;
said hole of said second holder part being configured for a gun barrel of the gun to pass therethrough;
said third plate of said second holder part overlapping a portion of the gun barrel of the gun in a second direction opposite to said first direction;
said driving part including a motor rotating said holder part about said central shaft, a decelerator adjusting the rotation of said motor, and a battery providing power to said motor or to said decelerator, said holder part being rotated as much as a predetermined angle by said motor and said decelerator.

US Pat. No. 10,791,829

VERTICALLY-SLIDING MOUNT

1. A vertically sliding frame mounting system, comprising:a frame;
a first bracket assembly attached to said frame;
a second bracket assembly attached to said frame;
a first brace assembly configured to be attached to a wall, said first brace assembly having a first recoil spring, said first recoil spring configured to bias said first bracket assembly upward;
a second brace assembly configured to be attached to said wall, said second brace assembly having a second recoil spring, said second recoil spring configured to bias said second bracket assembly upward;
a first self-releasing latch mechanism having a first latch receiver and a first latch insert, said first latch receiver configured to be attached to said wall, said first latch insert attached to said first bracket assembly; and,
a second self-releasing latch mechanism having a second latch receiver and a second latch insert, said second latch receiver configured to be attached to said wall, said second latch insert attached to said second bracket assembly;
wherein said first bracket assembly is slidably disposed in said first brace assembly;
wherein said second bracket assembly is slidably disposed in said second brace assembly;
wherein said first and second self-releasing latch mechanisms are configured to secure said frame in a lowered position when said first and second latch inserts are received in said first and second latch receivers, respectively;
wherein said frame is configured to be lifted by said first and second recoil springs when said first and second latch inserts are released from said first and second latch receivers, respectively;
wherein said first bracket assembly includes a first bracket slide and a first alignment rod, said first alignment rod extending downwardly from said first bracket slide and axially aligned with said first bracket slide;
wherein said first bracket assembly includes a first upper tab, said first upper tab extending upwardly from said first bracket slide and above said first bracket slide, said first upper tab connecting said first bracket assembly to said frame; and
wherein said first bracket slide includes a first alignment rod mount, said first alignment rod mount extending downwardly from said first alignment rod and below said first alignment rod, said first alignment rod mount connecting a bottom portion of said first alignment rod to said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,791,828

STOWABLE STAND

1. A stowable stand, comprising:three or more elongated stand members, the stand members having a shape to permit nesting in a two-dimensional configuration,
each stand member including an extension end portion extending from a corresponding longitudinal portion,
the longitudinal portions being hingedly connected, using one or more hinge structures comprising two or more connectable portions, to at least one other longitudinal portion to enable the elongated stand members to be folded flat into a stowable position in the two-dimensional configuration; and
each stand member including a support portion extending from the longitudinal portion on an end opposite the extension end portion, the support portions collectively forming a support stand to support the stowable stand when the elongated stand members are in a standing position.

US Pat. No. 10,791,827

PHARMACY ORDER PROCESSING SYSTEM

Express Scripts Strategic...

11. A workstation for a pharmacy order processing system, the workstation comprising:a support frame;
a desktop connected to the support frame;
an accessory frame connected to a rear portion of the support frame,
the support frame including:
storage bins connected to the accessory frame to store various sizes of pharmacy products, respectively; and
a base connected to the support frame, the base including:
four legs, each leg including:
an outer sleeve;
an inner support moveably positioned within the outer sleeve; and
an extension motor positioned within each leg and configured to extend the inner support relative to the outer sleeve to adjust the height of the desktop relative to a height of a conveyor adjacent the desktop.

US Pat. No. 10,791,826

ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT DESK SYSTEM

TWIN-STAR INTERNATIONAL, ...

1. A desk system having an adjustable configuration, comprising:a table top having an upper surface, wherein the upper surface is planer and wherein the upper surface comprises:
a first layer of glass comprising the upper surface;
a second layer of glass; and
an interface comprising a plurality of capacitive buttons adapted to be activated by a user, and
a control module communicatively coupled to the plurality of capacitive buttons and operatively receiving signals from the plurality of capacitive buttons to control adjustments of at least one configuration of the desk, wherein the plurality of capacitive buttons are disposed beneath the first layer of glass and within apertures formed through the second layer of glass, such that the upper surface is seamless so that it remains planer over the interface; and
a supporting leg assembly connected to the table top for supporting the table top off of a floor surface on which the leg assembly is positioned.

US Pat. No. 10,791,825

APPARATUSES FOR DISPENSING A BRUSHABLE SUBSTANCE ONTO A SURFACE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for dispensing a brushable substance onto a surface, the apparatus comprising:a bracket, configured to be removably coupled with a robot;
a sleeve, comprising an inner tubular sleeve wall and an outer tubular sleeve wall, circumscribing the inner tubular sleeve wall, wherein the sleeve is coupled to the bracket and is rotatable relative to the bracket about a first axis;
a first drive assembly, configured to selectively controllably rotate the sleeve about the first axis relative to the bracket;
a cartridge, comprising an inner tubular cartridge wall and an outer tubular cartridge wall, circumscribing the inner tubular cartridge wall, wherein the cartridge is configured to be positioned between the inner tubular sleeve wall and the outer tubular sleeve wall;
a valve, configured to be communicatively coupled with the cartridge;
a brush-arm assembly, coupled to the sleeve;
a linear actuator to control flow of the brushable substance from the valve;
an annular plunger, positioned between the inner tubular cartridge wall and the outer tubular cartridge wall and movable along the first axis; and
a push-lock pressure cap, configured to be hermetically coupled with the cartridge; and
wherein the cartridge is configured to be positioned between the push-lock pressure cap and the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,791,824

PAINT BRUSH AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A method of making a paint brush having a velutinous painting portion, comprising:sewing a fabric having a velutinous surface into a pocket defining a cavity having an interior volume and an opening providing access to the interior volume, the fabric including a hard surface opposite the velutinous surface, a first side edge, a second side edge, the first side edge opposite the second side edge, a third side edge, and a fourth side edge, the third side edge opposite the fourth side edge;
positioning the velutinous surface toward an exterior of the pocket and the hard surface toward an interior of the pocket;
inserting a semi-rigid foam insert into the cavity of the pocket to form a velutinous painting portion; and
connecting the velutinous painting portion to a paint brush handle with a ferrule to seal the opening of the pocket with the ferrule and to seal the semi-rigid foam insert within the pocket to form a paint brush having the velutinous painting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,791,823

BOTTLE BRUSH

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A brush assembly, comprising:a brush body having a set of longer bristles extending from a first side and a second set of softer and shorter bristles extending from a second side;
an edge brush extending above the first and second side from the brush body to form a sharp upper peripheral edge;
a base;
an elongated handle having two ends and connected to the brush body at a first end and the base at a second end; and
a paddle positioned within the set of bristles.

US Pat. No. 10,791,822

MULTI-HEAD ARTIST AND MAKE-UP BRUSH

1. A make-up brush system, comprising:an elongated mandrel shaped and dimensioned for handling by a make-up artist including a first end and a second end, the first end including a gripping surface for engagement with a hand of a make-up artist and the second end being shaped and dimensioned for selective engagement with a plurality of make-up brushes;
a plurality of make-up brushes, each of the plurality of make-up brushes including a first end and a second end, the first end including a functional component of the make-up brush and the second end including a coupling member shaped and dimensioned for selective engagement with the second end of the mandrel; and
a case both supporting and sanitizing the plurality of make-up brushes and the mandrel, the case includes a power supply and an ultraviolet light providing for sanitizing the plurality of make-up brushes and the mandrel, the case also include a base and a cover, the base and cover are connected allowing for the cover to move between an open configuration where the contents of the case are exposed and a closed configuration where the contents of the case are fully enclosed within the case.

US Pat. No. 10,791,821

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A LOW-PROFILE COUPLER

Axon Enterprise, Inc., S...

1. A system for coupling a provided accessory to a provided support worn by a person, the system comprising:a cover having an opening therethrough, the cover couplable to one of the accessory and the support;
a ring, the ring including an opening therethrough, a first arm and a first stop, the first arm formed of a resilient material, the ring positionable in the cover; and
a base, the base including a post, the post including a first protrusion, the base configured for coupling to one of the support and the accessory, the post configured for inserting through the opening in the cover and the opening in the ring to position the base in a decoupled position, the base rotatable in a first direction to a locked position; wherein:
the first arm and the first stop cooperate with the first protrusion to retain the base in the locked position; and
while the base is rotated out of the decoupled position, a portion of the cover interferes with a portion of the base to couple the base to the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,791,820

ADJUSTABLE CARRYING DEVICE

Fiskars Brands, Inc., Mi...

1. An adjustable sheath for carrying an article, comprising:a main body, comprising:
a front surface,
a rear surface opposite the front surface,
a peripheral edge; and
a first body fastener panel extending for a height is attached to the rear surface;
a receptacle configured to receive an article, wherein the receptacle is coupled to the front surface and the receptacle includes an outer surface and a second body fastener panel extending for a height is attached to the outer surface;
a strap configured to retain the article within the receptacle, the strap comprising a first end portion having a first strap fastener panel being a hook and loop fastener panel configured to be removably and reusably coupled to the first body fastener panel at a plurality of locations along the height of the first body fastener panel to vary an effective length of the strap and a second end portion having a second strap fastener panel being a hook and loop fastener panel configured to be removably and reusably coupled to the second body fastener panel at a plurality of locations along the height of the second body fastener panel to vary an effective length of the strap;
a mounting strap having a first end and a second end, the first end attached to and extending away from the rear surface of the main body and the second end removably coupled to the main body to form a loop partially defined by the main body; and
an elastic band positioned between the front surface of the main body and the outer surface of the receptacle to allow a front panel of the receptacle to move relative to a rear panel of the receptacle so that the receptacle is expandable to receive articles of varied girth;
wherein the strap passes over the peripheral edge of the main body when coupled to the first body fastener panel and the second body fastener panel, and wherein the mounting strap operates independently of the strap.

US Pat. No. 10,791,819

LOOSE STRAND RETAINER

1. A loose strand retainer comprising:(a) a plurality of protrusions;
(b) only one base, said only one base comprising a dome-shaped top surface from which said plurality of protrusions extend and a bottom surface, said plurality of protrusions configured for receiving and retaining loose strands; and
(c) a lip extending outward from an outer periphery of said top surface forming a suction cup with said bottom surface, said suction cup configured to cooperate with a support surface to form a suction force for attaching said loose strand retainer to the support surface, said lip configured to seal said only one base against said support surface from an ambient environment when said loose strand retainer has been attached to said support surface and to avoid intrusion of fluids at said bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,791,818

HAIR EXTENSION SUPPORT APPARATUS

1. A hair extension support apparatus, comprising:a head comprising a front region and a back region;
an elongated neck coupled to the head, wherein the elongated neck further comprises a channel at least partially extending along a rear region of the elongated neck;
one or more elastic straps secured to the back region of the head; and
a tray, wherein the tray further comprises a protrusion, wherein the protrusion is received within the channel of the elongated neck, such that the tray is configured to slide relative to the neck along the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,791,817

PROTECTIVE DISPOSABLE BIB

1. A method for protecting a user's clothing from water in a process of washing and rinsing hair, comprising:preparing a rectangular plastic film having a width of at least twelve inches and an overall length of at least 15 inches, the plastic film having a cutout from one end of the length, centered on the width, the cutout extending a maximum of 12 inches from the one end, having a semi-circular curved end away from the one end, leaving two extended tie regions each having a width of at least one inch, and an extended panel below the cutout with a length of at least three inches;
placing the extended panel over the user's back with the semicircular curved end at the back of the user's neck,
drawing the tie regions around the neck and tying in front;
reclining the user on the back with the head over a shampoo bowl, and the neck in a receptacle of the shampoo bowl; and
washing and rinsing the hair, the clothing protected from water in the process by the plastic film tied around the neck and extending over the receptacle in the rim of the shampoo bowl.

US Pat. No. 10,791,816

FLUID DISCHARGER AND APPLICATOR DEVICE

Selva Kumar, Houston, TX...

1. An applicator device consisting of:a hollow flat handle having a proximal end and a distal end, said flat handle configured to be fillable with fluid;
a rounded wedge-shaped dispenser member fixed to a said proximal end of the flat handle, said proximal end being straight and flat and affixed in a manner such that said flat handle and said wedge-shaped dispenser member are parallel and approximately equal in width;
wherein said dispenser member is configured to dispense said fluid from said flat handle onto a surface of a user's skin;
wherein said applicator device is configured to discharge and dispense said fluid via said flat handle and said dispenser member;
wherein a flat surface of said flat handle has an etched glass design for firm holding by a user;
wherein said flat handle is an openable and closeable type having a two-layered structure at said distal end of said handle wherein one layer of said flat handle is fastened to a second layer of said two-layered structure of said flat handle at said proximal end to enable opening and closing of said layers of said flat handle such that said handle is hollow and fillable and refillable with said fluid when open, and closed while applying said fluid, and wherein each of said layers of said two-layered structure of said handle are essentially equal in thickness;
wherein said flat handle has an essentially even thickness along its length and its width when closed;
wherein in a plan view, an approximate mid area of said flat handle has a curved neck area where lateral sides are concave relative to said proximal and distal ends of said flat handle with respect to a length of said flat handle;
wherein in a plan view, said distal end of said flat handle is rounded;
wherein in an area that the first layer and the second layer of said flat handle are fastened to each other at said proximal end of said flat handle proximate said dispenser member, there is hinge structure between the first layer and the second layer on an inside of said handle allowing such opening and closing of the first layer and the second layer of said flat handle;
wherein said hinge structure is a rectangular bar with a rounded top across a width of said proximal end of said flat handle, and wherein said hinge structure additionally has multiple squared-off rectangular bars smaller and shorter than said rectangular bar with the rounded top, said smaller bars protruding perpendicularly from both lateral sides of said bar with the rounded top.

US Pat. No. 10,791,815

UV/LED GEL CURING LAMP

1. A manicure gel curing lamp for a hand in a curved configuration, comprising:a base member;
a raised palm rest integrated with the base member;
a circular or semi-circular light housing, integrated with the base member and disposed around the raised palm rest;
a circular or semi-circular treatment zone, between the raised palm rest and the light housing; and
one or more curing lights housed within the light housing, the curing lights configured to irradiate the treatment zone;
wherein the lamp is configured to position the hand in a curved configuration on a location on the base member with an orientation such that a palm of the hand rests on the raised palm rest, and a plurality of nails on the hand are in a treatment zone;
wherein the raised palm rest comprises a massage palm rest configured to massage the palm of the hand.

US Pat. No. 10,791,814

HAIR DRYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of assembling and using a hair drying system comprising:coupling a nozzle of a hand-held portable commercially available blow dryer with a first end of a duct of a hair drying assembly with the nozzle communicating with a duct cavity defined by the duct, the hair drying assembly comprising:
a glove assembly having:
a first glove body defining a first glove cavity, the first glove body further defining a first palm portion with at least three finger members and at least one thumb portion extending from the first palm portion, the first glove body further defining first glove body internal and external faces and a first glove body opening at a first glove body base end that communicates with the first glove cavity;
a second glove body defining a second glove cavity, the second glove body further defining a second palm portion with at least three finger members and at least one thumb portion extending from the second palm portion, the second glove body further defining second glove body internal and external faces and a second glove body opening at a second glove body base end that communicates with the second glove cavity; and
a seam defined by a planar material, the first and second glove body coupled at the first and second glove body internal faces via the seam, with the first and second glove body external faces disposed on opposing sides of an assembled glove body, the first and second glove body coupled with the palm portions, the at least three finger members and at the least one thumb portions of the respective first and second glove body aligned in a mirrored configuration; and
an elongated cylindrical duct having a first and second duct end and defining a duct cavity extending between the first and second duct ends, the duct further defining first and second duct openings at the respective first and second duct ends, the second duct end coupled to the first glove body base end with the duct cavity communicating with the first glove body;
plugging an electrical cord of the blow dryer into an electrical wall receptacle to provide electrical power to the blow dryer;
inserting a user hand of a user into the second glove cavity via the second glove body opening with a user thumb disposed in a thumb portion of the second glove body and user fingers disposed within at least three of the finger members of the second glove body;
turning on the blow dryer such that the blow dryer generates a flow of hot air that travels through the duct from the first duct end to the second duct end and into the first glove cavity of the first glove body and out the external face of the first glove body; and
manipulating the glove assembly with the user hand disposed in the second glove body to direct the hot air onto the head hair of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,791,813

AUTOMATIC HAIR WASHING DEVICE

SERIX CO., LTD., Kita-gu...

1. An automatic hair washing device comprising:a washing part including
a cover member having a head holding space where a human head is placed;
a plurality of contacts each of which is formed of a rod-shaped member, which has a longitudinal shape extending in an axis direction, and each disposed on an inner face of the cover member in an axially movable manner; and
energization means for energizing the contacts to move toward the head holding space, wherein
the energization means includes:
an accommodation space where a fluid is accommodated, the accommodation space being formed in a hollow shape and separated from the head holding space by an inner wall of the cover member wherein the inner wall has a plurality of penetration holes into each of which one of the contacts is disposed and penetrating; and
a fluid pressure adjustment part to adjust a pressure of the fluid accommodated in the accommodation space at a predetermined level, and
the fluid pressure adjustment part is configured to adjust the pressure of the fluid accommodated in the accommodation space at a pressure to energize the contacts toward the head holding space such that the contacts being in contact with the human head apply approximately constant forces to the human head even when the contacts are moved by the human head.

US Pat. No. 10,791,812

ROLLABLE PERSONAL CONTAINER TRANSPORT DEVICE WITH ROTATING PLATFORM

1. A rollable personal container transport device (10) comprising a container for items to be transported, and a platform (30) that is rotatably movable from a closed position adjacent a back side of the container to an open position under a bottom side (18) and extending beyond a front of the container to provide a surface for carrying additional items.

US Pat. No. 10,791,811

STRAP

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A strap used in a portable terminal, the portable terminal having a rectangular shape in a plan view and including a main body with a first surface having a display and a second surface facing the first surface, a camera capable of photographing an object in a state that the second surface facing the object, and a strap fixing portion,among four sides of the second surface of the main body, imaginary lines dividing two sides of the four sides of the second surface, which are extending in a longitudinal direction and are longer than the other two sides, into seven equal parts being virtually arranged, and the imaginary lines dividing the main body into seven areas in a plan view from the second surface,
when the main body is arranged in which one of the two sides longer than the other two sides is arranged on an upper side, and the seven areas are defined as a first area to a seventh area in order from the left or from the right, a battery pack storage area of the main body storing a battery pack being provided in an area extending from the fourth area to the seventh area of the portable terminal, and
the camera being provided in an area extending from the second area to the third area of the portable terminal, and the strap fixing portion being provided in at least one of the first area and the seventh area of the portable terminal,
the strap comprising:
a plate portion configured to be mounted on the second surface of the main body by attaching to the strap fixing portion;
a rotation mechanism portion located at a substantially central portion of the plate portion and having a rotation axis located in the fourth area when the strap is mounted to the main body;
a grip portion provided on the rotation mechanism portion and configured to be gripped by a user of the portable terminal; and
a folded portion provided on the plate portion, and located at a position of the third area so as to be substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, and to be bent in a direction toward the second surface of the portable terminal when the strap is mounted to the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,791,810

HANDLE AND METHOD OF DEPLOYING A HANDLE

CHARLES SIMON INC., Mont...

1. A retractable handle comprising:a first arm comprising a first end and a second end and a second arm comprising a first end and a second end;
a gripping segment that interconnects said first arm at said first end of said first arm at a first gripping attachment point and said second arm at said first end of said second arm at a second gripping attachment point, wherein said first arm is attached to said gripping segment such that said first arm can rotate about the first gripping attachment point of said first arm to said gripping segment, and wherein said second arm is attached to said gripping segment such that said second arm can rotate about the second gripping attachment point of said second arm to said gripping segment; and
an attachment for securing said handle to a luggage body;
wherein said handle, through rotary motion of said first arm and said second arm, is adapted to transition between a deployed state and a retracted state, wherein a length of said first arm, a length of said second arm and a length of said gripping segment are parallel in said retracted state, and wherein said length of said first arm is parallel to said length of said second arm in said deployed state, and said length of said first arm is orthogonal to said length of said gripping segment in said deployed state; and
a latch configured to secure said handle in said retracted state and a latch configured to secure said handle in said deployed state, said first arm comprising a projection protruding towards said second arm when said length of said first arm is parallel with said length of said second arm, wherein said latch configured to secure said handle in said retracted state is configured to engage with said projection to secure said handle in said retracted state, and wherein said latch configured to secure said handle in said deployed state is configured to engage with said projection to secure said handle in said deployed state.

US Pat. No. 10,791,809

LUGGAGE FRAME

Samsonite IP Holdings S.a...

1. A luggage piece, comprising:a base comprising a frame;
a lid pivotally joined to the base to pivot between at least a first position where the base and the lid define a substantially enclosed space and a second position that allows for access to the substantially enclosed space;
at least one wheel coupled to a wheel housing; and
the frame comprising:
two wire loops;
a first molded, hard body defining a groove to receive at least a portion of one of the wire loops, the groove defined by a bottom wall and two side walls;
a second molded, hard body receiving at least a portion of one of the wire loops, the second, molded hard body positioned at a portion of the base that is distal from the first molded, hard body;
the first molded, hard body further defines at least a significant portion of a face of the base;
the second molded, hard body defines at least a significant portion of another face of the base;
the first molded, hard body joined to the second molded, hard body by at least said two wire loops; and
wherein the second molded, hard body receives at least a portion of one of the wire loops at a location defined in an end portion of the second molded, hard body between at least a portion of the wheel housing and the end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,791,808

COMPACT WALLET

1. A compact wallet, comprising:at least two rigid plates interposed to sandwich card-like contents there between, each rigid plate having a longitudinal extent;
at least one encircling elastic band interposed with the at least two rigid plates along longitudinal extents thereof to bias them inwardly and securely hold the card-like contents while providing elastic volume there between for adding or removing contents;
a channeling means configured to minimize the profile of the wallet and hold position of the at least one encircling elastic band with respect to each rigid plate while allowing freedom for the dynamic extension and contraction of the band over the entire running length thereof; and
an auxiliary feature removably attached to at least one of the at least two rigid plates, the auxiliary feature having a tang insertable into a recess formed inside the at least two rigid plates, the tang having a hook, the hook extending at an angle to the tang, the hook engaging an undercut of the recess to prevent inadvertent dislodgement of the auxiliary feature from the recess,
whereby, card-like contents may be carried with minimal silhouette on or with a person while allowing expandable capacity and ready access to individual contents from between the at least two rigid plates.

US Pat. No. 10,791,807

BRUNNIAN LINK MAKING DEVICE AND KIT

1. A device for creating an item consisting of a series of elastic bands, the device comprising:a plurality of pins spaced apart and extending in a common direction, each of the plurality of pins include a flanged top for holding an elastic band and an opening on a bottom surface; and
a base template including a plurality of grooves and bosses within the grooves, the bosses are sized to provide a fit with the opening in the bottom surface of the corresponding plurality of pins, wherein the base template includes a least one male joint and at least one female joint for securing the base template to an additional base template.

US Pat. No. 10,791,806

CLASP FOR WRISTWATCH

ROLEX SA, Geneva (CH)

1. A clasp having deployant blades for a wristband,wherein the clasp comprises at least two blades including a first movable blade and a second blade,
the first movable blade comprising at least two parts that are interconnected in an articulated manner by an articulation, and the first movable blade articulated directly to the second blade on an area of a first extremity of the first movable blade,
a cover articulated directly to the first movable blade at a second extremity of the first movable blade,
the clasp being able to adopt a closed configuration, in which:
the first movable blade exhibits a first predefined form such that the first moveable blade extends in a continuous manner for an entire length of the first movable blade, substantially along a surface of the second blade; and
the second extremity of the first movable blade is in a fixed position;
the clasp being able to adopt a deployed configuration, in which the second extremity of the first movable blade is free from the fixed position, the first movable blade thus having the ability to be moved away from the surface of the second blade,
wherein, in the deployed configuration, the first movable blade is able to exhibit a second predefined form which is different from the first predefined form, in order to optimize a passage surface for a hand of a person wearing the clasp.

US Pat. No. 10,791,805

ELECTRONIC DRIVERS LICENSE AND ID-BRACELET THAT STORES ESSENTIAL PERSONAL INFORMATION

1. An electronic driver's license and ID bracelet that stores essential user information comprising:a sealant component comprising one of a waterproof gasket and an O-ring;
an electronic device comprising a motherboard with a Li battery, a processor, a memory, an LCD screen, and an infrared transmitter/receiver;
a persistent storage module that stores personal information about a human user comprising personal identification of the human user and a government issued identification of the human user;
a bezel with a chassis that secures the electronic device and is sealed off with the sealant component, wherein the LCD screen, the motherboard with Li battery, the processor, the memory, the infrared transmitter/receiver, and the persistent storage module are embedded within the sealed bezel and chassis; and
a wristband that attaches to the bezel and wraps around a wrist of the human user.

US Pat. No. 10,791,804

AUTOMATIC MAGNETIC BUCKLE AND ITS USE METHOD

1. An automatic magnetic buckle, comprising a clamping head and a buckle base matching with each other, wherein the clamping head comprises a clamping head housing, and the clamping head housing has a cavity extending through upper and lower ends of the clamping head housing; the cavity is configured with a buckle subassembly, and the buckle base is configured with a buckle head matching with the buckle subassembly, and the clamping head and the buckle base are configured with magnetic subassemblies respectively which are mutually attracted: the buckle subassembly comprises a left fastener and a right fastener which are symmetrically configured in the cavity; middle parts of the left fastener and right fastener are hinged in the cavity: a pressure spring is connected between upper inner sides of the left fastener and the right fastener, and opposing clamping blocks are configured at lower ends of the left fastener and the right fastener respectively: the clamping blocks match with the buckle head; a fastener unfolding device is connected to upper ends of the left fastener and the right fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,791,803

RELEASE LEVER BUCKLE

National Molding LLC, Mi...

1. A buckle assembly, comprising:a first portion comprising a hollow body, an open end, at least one locking slot extending through the hollow body, at least one fulcrum and a receiving connector for a webbing;
a second portion comprising at least one locking leg extending from a base, wherein each locking leg includes a cavity in a locking end, and a channel, wherein the hollow body is sized to receive through the open end the second portion and each locking slot is sized to receive the locking end of the corresponding locking leg and to lock the first portion to the second portion;
an actuator slideably received in the channel and comprising a head and at least one arm connected to the head and slideably engaging each cavity, such that applying a force to the actuator along a same axis as the channel causes the at least one arm to draw the at least one locking leg inwardly into an interior of the second portion and disengaging the locking leg from the locking slot; and
a lever mounted on the at least one fulcrum configured to apply the force to the actuator along the same axis as the channel when the lever is pulled.

US Pat. No. 10,791,802

MAGNETIC BUCKLING ASSEMBLY

Wonderland Switzerland AG...

1. A magnetic buckling assembly comprising:a male buckling component;
a female buckling component;
a first locking portion disposed on one of the male buckling component and the female buckling component, the first locking portion being a resilient structure, the first locking portion comprising at least one resilient arm and at least one engaging head connected to the at least one resilient arm;
a second locking portion disposed on the other one of the male buckling component and the female buckling component and for engaging with the first locking portion, the second locking portion comprising an abutting structure and an engaging structure;
an operating component movably disposed on the one of the male buckling component and the female buckling component;
a first magnetic component disposed on the female buckling component; and
a second magnetic component disposed on the male buckling component and for magnetically cooperating with the first magnetic component;
wherein the male buckling component is connected to the female buckling component along a connecting direction by engagement of the first locking portion and the second locking portion, the first magnetic component magnetically attracts or magnetically repulses the second magnetic component during a connecting process of the male buckling component and the female buckling component along the connecting direction, and the first magnetic component magnetically attracts the second magnetic component for preventing separation of the male buckling component and the female buckling component or magnetically repulses the second magnetic component for promoting the separation of the male buckling component and the female buckling component when the operating component is operated to disengage the first locking portion from the second locking portion for allowing the separation of the male buckling component and the female buckling component;
wherein the at least one engaging head is for engaging with the engaging structure, the at least one resilient arm biases the at least one engaging head to engage with the engaging structure, the abutting structure pushes the at least one engaging head to resiliently deform the at least one resilient arm during the connecting process of the male buckling component and the female buckling component along the connecting direction, so that the at least one engaging head slides to engage with the engaging structure, and the operating component is operated to resiliently deform the at least one resilient arm to disengage the at least one engaging head from the engaging structure.

US Pat. No. 10,791,801

SEAT BELT BUCKLE RELEASE ASSIST DEVICE

CSL Solutions, LLC, Port...

1. An independent buckle release assist device for use with a seat restraint, the seat restraint including a belt with a buckle and a release button, the buckle having a latch portion for receiving a latch, the belt having a length and opposed edges, the assist device comprising:a base having a receiving portion for being placed around at least a portion of the belt of the seat restraint adjacent the buckle but opposed from the latch portion, said receiving portion having an opening and a slot in communication with said opening, said slot for receiving the belt there though for receipt in said opening to thereby releasably couple said release assist device to the seat restraint, said receiving portion configured to capture both opposed edges of the belt of the seat restraint therebetween in said opening to facilitate retention of the base on the belt once the belt is inserted though said slot and into said opening of the receiving portion but remain removable from the belt without release of the latch from the buckle;
a lever extending from said base, said lever and said base being a monolithic member, said lever having a distal end, an inwardly facing side and an outwardly facing side, said inwardly facing side for facing the buckle when the assist device is coupled to the seat restraint;
said lever having a monolithic projecting tip at said inwardly facing side configured to contact the release button of the buckle when the assist device is mounted adjacent the buckle; and
when coupled to the seat restraint said base positioning the tip of the lever over the release button wherein when the lever is pressed toward the release button the tip is operable to actuate the release button.

US Pat. No. 10,791,800

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC PRODUCTION OF A CORD STRUCTURE

FUERST GROUP, INC., Menl...

1. A system, comprising:a loop fixture;
at least two robotic arms including a first robotic arm configured to automatically dispense a cord; and
a controller configured with instructions stored in non-transitory memory that when executed cause the controller to:
control the at least two robotic arms to automatically dispense the cord to form a first plurality of loops on the loop fixture in a first plane; and
control the at least two robotic arms to automatically dispense the cord to form a second plurality of loops in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, the second plurality of loops slippably engaged with the first plurality of loops.

US Pat. No. 10,791,799

ENERGY EFFICIENT INFRARED OVEN WITH AIR CIRCULATION

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. An oven comprising:a chamber, the chamber having an entry on a first side and an exit on an opposite second side with a top extending between the first side and the second side, a longitudinal direction of the oven defined as extending between the first side and the second side;
a conveyance system, the conveyance system extending within the chamber from the first side to the second side;
a circulation plate, the circulation plate extending between the conveyance system and the top of the chamber, wherein the circulation plate is comprised of a first region proximate the chamber first side, a second region, and a third region proximate the chamber second side, the second region is between the first region and the third region;
the circulation plate first region is comprised of a plurality of first region apertures,
the circulation plate second region comprised of a plurality of second region apertures, and
the circulation plate third region comprised of a plurality of third region apertures;
a first distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the plurality of first region apertures,
a second distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the plurality of second region apertures, and
a third distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the plurality of third region apertures, wherein the second distance is less than the first distance and third distance;
an infrared source, the infrared source positioned within the chamber between the conveyance system and the circulation plate
a second conveyance system, the second conveyance system extending within the chamber from the first side to the second side;
a second circulation plate, the second circulation plate extending between the second conveyance system and the conveyance system, wherein the second circulation plate is comprised of a secondary first region proximate the chamber first side, a secondary second region, and a secondary third region proximate the chamber second side, the secondary second region is between the secondary first region and the secondary third region;
the second circulation plate secondary first region is comprised of a plurality of first region apertures,
the second circulation plate secondary second region comprised of a plurality of second region apertures, and
the second circulation plate secondary third region comprised of a plurality of third region apertures; and
a secondary first distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the secondary first region, a secondary second distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the secondary second region, and a secondary third distance extending in the longitudinal direction between longitudinally adjacent apertures of the secondary third region, wherein the secondary second distance is less than the secondary first distance and secondary third distance.

US Pat. No. 10,791,798

LACING CONFIGURATIONS FOR FOOTWEAR

Boa Technology Inc., Den...

1. A lacing system for tightening footwear, the footwear having opposing sides and a lace path extending between the opposing sides with a bottom end that is positioned near a toe box of the footwear, a top end that is positioned opposite the bottom end, and a mid-portion that is roughly equidistant from the top end and the bottom end, the lacing system comprising:a tensioning mechanism;
a plurality of guide members that are coupled with the footwear; and
a lace that is operationally coupled with the tensioning mechanism and routed about the footwear along the lace path via the plurality of guide members, the lace comprising a first portion and a second portion that are each operationally coupled with the tensioning mechanism so that operation of the tensioning mechanism simultaneously tensions both the first portion and the second portion, wherein the lace is routed along the lace path such that:
the first portion is routed directly from the tensioning mechanism to the top end of the lace path and is routed therefrom toward the mid-portion of the lace path; and
the second portion is routed directly from the tensioning mechanism toward a position adjacent the bottom end of the lace path such that tensioning of the first portion and the second portion of the lace immediately tensions the top end and the position adjacent the bottom end of the lace path of the lace path and thereby immediately tightens corresponding portions of the footwear;
wherein:
the lace is a unitary member with the first portion connected to the second portion between the top end and the bottom end of the lace path;
when under tension, the lace does not cross itself or touch another portion of the lace along the entire length of the lace path;
the plurality of guide members include a first guide having an elongate channel and a second guide having a longitudinal length that is shorter than a length of the first guide's elongate channel;
the first guide and the second guide are each positioned on a first side of the footwear and the first guide and the second guide each route the lace in the same direction to a second side of the footwear;
the first guide is positioned laterally outward of the second guide in respect to the lace path so that opposing ends of the second guide are disposed between opposing ends of the first guide; and
the tensioning mechanism is not positioned on the first side of the footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,791,797

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

UNDER ARMOUR, INC., Balt...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a sole structure; and
an upper coupled to the sole structure, the upper being configured to receive at least a portion of a human foot, the upper comprising:
a toebox, a medial quarter, a lateral quarter, a heel cup, and
a three dimensional structure having auxetic properties formed at least partially along the medial quarter, lateral quarter, and heel cup of the upper, the three dimensional structure is constructed of a plurality of panels that are pivotally coupled one another such that the plurality of panels are repositionable between an unexpanded position, where the plurality of panels are in an out of plane position, and an expanded position, where the plurality of panels are in an in-plane position, wherein the three dimensional structure having auxetic properties defines a primary expansion direction, a secondary expansion direction, and a tertiary expansion direction, the secondary expansion direction is transverse to the primary expansion direction, and the tertiary expansion direction is normal to a plane defined by the primary expansion direction and the secondary expansion direction, and wherein, when the three dimensional structure having auxetic properties is imparted with an expansion force in the primary expansion direction or the secondary expansion direction, the plurality of panels are repositioned from the unexpanded position to the expanded position, causing the three dimensional structure having auxetic properties to expand in the tertiary expansion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,791,796

SHOE

1. A shoe comprising:a sole having an upper surface with an outer edge and a lower surface;
a top member having a distal front end portion, a proximal heel end portion, a medial side and a lateral side and mounted on the sole, the top member and sole defining a space therebetween configured to receive a foot, the top member further having an ankle opening with a distal end and a proximal end and a lateral side and a medial side, a lower connective edge, a fold back portion, and a fixed portion;
a connection area for connecting the upper surface of the sole at the outer edge thereof and the lower connective edge of the top member, the connection area extending along the outer edge of the upper surface of the sole and the lower connective edge of the top member; and
a single fastening means in the form of one continuous zipper fastener in the top member,
the zipper fastener extending from a starting point at a midpoint between the distal end and the proximal end of the ankle opening on the lateral side of the ankle opening, traversing the lateral side of the top member at a descending angle directly towards the connection area where the lateral side of the top member becomes the distal front end portion
continuing across the distal front end portion of the shoe at the connection area, to where the distal front end portion becomes the medial side of the top member and then traversing the medial side of the connection area, the zipper fastener travelling in a direction towards the proximal heel end portion of the shoe to a zipper termination point located midway between the distal front end portion of the shoe and the distal end of the ankle opening on the medial side of the top member
such that the fold back portion of the top member is movable between a first position where the space is closed when the zipper fastener is closed to the ankle opening starting point and a second position where the space is open when the zipper fastener is unzipped to the zipper termination point thereby allowing the fold back portion of the top member to be folded back while the fixed portion of the top member is positioned to provide foot access to the space when the zipper fastener is open,
the zipper fastener permitting a single and continuous motion to move completely from the ankle opening starting point to the zipper termination point to effect opening of the space and providing foot access to the space, and from the zipper termination point to the ankle opening starting point to effect closing of the space, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,791,795

ARTICLE WITH A CUSHIONING ASSEMBLY HAVING INNER AND OUTER BLADDER ELEMENTS AND A REINFORCEMENT ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ARTICLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a cushioning assembly comprising:
a first bladder element forming a first fluid chamber;
a second bladder element within the first bladder element and forming a second fluid chamber sealed from and within the first fluid chamber;
a frame configured as a single plate extending lengthwise within the first fluid chamber; wherein the frame has a peripheral edge and forms multiple openings inward of the peripheral edge and extending completely through the frame; wherein the second bladder element extends through a first opening of the multiple openings and is narrowed at and retained by the frame at the first opening; wherein the frame reinforces the cushioning assembly under a load applied to the first bladder element; and
wherein the second bladder element extends transversely outward of the peripheral edge of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,791,794

SOLES FOR SPORTS SHOES

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for a shoe comprising:a region comprising a plurality of pellets, each pellet having a hollow core structure and an opening therethrough;
wherein the hollow core structure is surrounded by a material comprising a base layer and an outer layer,
wherein the outer layer has a lower melting temperature than the base layer; and
wherein the plurality of pellets are directly bonded to one another at their outer layers while the inner layers retain the hollow core structure.

US Pat. No. 10,791,793

SOLE FOR A SHOE AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

adidas AG, Herzongenaura...

1. A sole for a shoe, the sole comprising:a sole blank comprising a plurality of jointly extruded plastic strands forming a first layer of jointly extruded plastic strands and a second layer of jointly extruded plastic strands,
wherein the jointly extruded plastic strands of the first layer extend parallel with respect to the jointly extruded plastic strands of the second layer,
wherein a first cross-section of the sole blank is compressed by a first application of pressure such that the first cross-section includes a continuous surface without any voids disposed between the plurality of jointly extruded plastic strands, and the plurality of jointly extruded plastic strands extend transverse with respect to the first cross-section of the sole blank,
wherein a second cross-section of the sole blank is compressed by a second application of pressure such that the second cross-section includes a porous surface comprising voids disposed between the plurality of jointly extruded plastic strands, and the plurality of jointly extruded plastic strands extend transverse with respect to the second cross-section of the sole blank.

US Pat. No. 10,791,792

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECURING AN UPPER TO A SOLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear, comprising:securing a sole of the article of footwear in place between first and second pairs of clamps, the first pair of clamps cooperating to secure a ball region of the sole and the second pair of clamps cooperating to secure a heel region of the sole;
initiating first and second perimeter deforming implements that apply pressure to a bottom surface of the secured sole causing a lateral rim and a medial rim of a perimeter of a top surface of the secured sole to open outwardly from a central longitudinal axis of the sole;
placing a bottom surface of an upper in contact with the top surface of the sole, the bottom surface of the upper having an adhesive applied thereto; and
releasing the first and second perimeter deforming implements such that the perimeter of the top surface of the sole closes around a perimeter of the upper adjacent the bottom surface of the upper, adhering the sole to the upper.

US Pat. No. 10,791,791

ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR REINFORCED WITH HIGH TENACITY YARN

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a knitted component defining at least part of a void and comprising:
an interior knit layer;
an exterior knit layer;
a plurality of inlaid courses of a high tenacity yarn between the interior and exterior knit layers, the plurality comprising at least three courses of the high tenacity yarn, each of which is separated from an adjacent course of the plurality by no more than five courses of the knitted component;
a plurality of openings formed in the exterior knit layer, through which exposed portions of the plurality of inlaid courses of the high tenacity yarn are visible from a viewpoint facing the exterior knit layer; and,
a sole structure joined with the knitted component;
wherein the plurality of openings forms a pattern, at least a portion of which has an orientation other than a course-wise or a wale-wise direction, in which adjacent openings of the plurality of openings expose different inlaid courses of the high tenacity yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,791,790

HOOD WITH CAP-SECURING SYSTEM

Angel L. Morales, Daly C...

1. Apparel comprising:a hooded garment that includes a hood attached to the hooded garment;
a cap having a front that is adapted to be worn over a wearer's forehead and having a first part of a hook and loop fastening mechanism; and
a securing system associated with the hood of the hooded garment;
wherein the securing system comprises a band having a second part of the hook and loop fastening mechanism that fastens to the first part of the hook and loop fastening mechanism of the front of the cap to secure the cap to the wearer's head when the hood is up and to secure the cap within the hood when the hood is down to prevent the cap from separating from the hooded garment, wherein the hook and loop fastening mechanism fastens to the front of the cap to prevent the cap from separating from the hood or the hooded garment.

US Pat. No. 10,791,789

HELMET

Headkayse Ltd, Altrincha...

1. A helmet comprising a protective shell which defines a cavity for receiving a wearer's head, wherein said shell is foldable, and wherein said helmet further comprises a strap arrangement for fastening said shell to the wearer's head;(a) wherein said shell comprises a flexible expanded polyurethane (EPU) material;
(b) wherein the helmet additionally comprises an outer layer that is denser than said EPU material; wherein said outer layer is un-foamed, or comprises a smooth skin, or both;
(c) wherein said outer layer is harder and thinner than said EPU material;
(d) wherein said shell comprises a plurality of fingers extending radially from a locus: a central finger, a pair of side fingers extending symmetrically on opposite sides of said central finger, and a pair of middle fingers extending symmetrically on opposite sides of said central finger, one of said middle fingers located between said central finger and each of said side fingers; wherein each of said fingers has a distal end; wherein the distal end of said central finger comprises a pair of wings which extend laterally in opposite directions; wherein each of said wings has a thickness and each of said wings has a distal end; wherein the thickness of each of said wings tapers inwardly toward the distal end to form a wedge; wherein the plurality of distal ends of said side fingers are correspondingly tapered; and wherein the distal ends of the fingers are arranged to be brought together to form said shell and to form the cavity for receiving the wearer's head;
(e) wherein said helmet is resiliently flexible to allow said fingers to be folded, so that the helmet assumes a more compact shape when not in use, for transportation or storage; and
(f) wherein said helmet can withstand multiple high-speed impacts without significant loss of impact absorbency over the temperature range ?20° C. to 50° C.; impacts that would be sufficient to permanently crush a conventional expanded polystyrene helmet; wherein said helmet can be safely re-used following multiple such high-speed impacts, under conditions where a conventional expanded polystyrene helmet would not be safe to reuse following even one such high-speed impact.

US Pat. No. 10,791,788

HEADPHONE AND HELMET ASSEMBLY

UNIT 1 GEAR, INC., Wilmi...

1. A detachable assembly, comprising:headphones, including a headband, ear cups, and a housing, the housing defining legs extending between each of the ear cups and the headband;
a helmet for protecting a user, the helmet including a chinstrap, a shell, and a pair of ear cup receiving apertures extending fully through the shell; and
a locking assembly configured to removably attach the headphones to the helmet in a locked position;
wherein the pair of ear cup receiving apertures is configured to receive a respective one of the ear cups at least partially therethrough in the locked position;
wherein in the locked position, the headphones are locked horizontally such that a longitudinal axis of the headphones lies at a locking angle that is ±20° from a second axis, the second axis extending from the user's eye and ear when the helmet is on the user, the longitudinal axis extending between each ear cup to a central apex of the headband.

US Pat. No. 10,791,787

LOCAL ENERGY ABSORBER

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A cover for covering an object, the cover comprising:an inner surface facing the object;
an outer surface opposite the inner surface; and
a local energy absorber operatively attached to the inner surface, the local energy absorber including:
an energy-absorbing core layer;
a sheet layer coupled to the energy-absorbing core layer, the sheet layer being one of: (a) a frangible face sheet layer disposed between the energy-absorbing core layer and the object, (b) a reinforcement sheet layer disposed between the energy-absorbing core layer and the cover, or both (a) the frangible face sheet layer and (b) the reinforcement sheet layer, the energy-absorbing core layer being disposed between the frangible face sheet layer and the reinforcement sheet layer; and
a plurality of struts, each strut being attached to the sheet layer, wherein a subset of the plurality of struts is configured to deform in a sequence upon an impact applied to the outer surface of the cover, the sequence beginning with elastic deformation, followed by buckling, followed by fracture.

US Pat. No. 10,791,786

ENERGY ABSORBING FOOTBALL HELMET

1. A football helmet, comprising:a one-piece, single layer outer shell defining an exterior and an interior, the shell including:
a crown portion defining an upper region of the shell;
a front portion extending generally forward and downward from the crown portion;
left and right side portions extending generally downward and laterally from the crown portion sufficiently to cover a respective left or right ear of a football player wearing the helmet;
a rear portion extending generally rearward and downward from the crown portion; and
a plurality of slots formed in the shell, extending along the shell without reaching an edge of the shell and penetrating at least partially through the shell, wherein each slot is disposed adjacent to at least one other slot, each pair of adjacent slots defines an energy absorbing beam portion between the adjacent slots, and each beam portion is configured to flex and absorb energy to a greater extent than in the absence of the beam portion when the exterior of the shell is impacted from a normal direction;
wherein the plurality of slots includes at least two slots disposed within the crown portion of the shell, two slots disposed within the front portion of the shell, and two slots disposed within the rear portion of the shell; and
wherein each slot of the plurality of slots is filled with an elastopolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,791,785

INFLATABLE NECK SUPPORT FOR CONTACT SPORTS HELMETS

1. A neck support apparatus for a contact sports helmet, comprising:an inflatable neck support comprising at least one air bladder normally in a deflated state, the inflatable neck support adapted to attach to the contact sports helmet;
at least one air pocket to be positioned on the contact sports helmet, each air pocket shaped to collapse upon receiving an impact force exceeding a predetermined limit; and
at least one air tube connecting the at least one air pocket to the at least one air bladder to transfer a volume of air contained in the at least one air pocket to the at least one bladder to inflate the at least one air bladder upon collapse of the at least one air pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,791,784

GLASS FOR HELMET

TAEYOUNG INC., Gyeonggi-...

1. Glasses for a helmet comprising:helmet attachment members (100) fixedly attached to the helmet (10) adapted to be worn on a wearer's head;
glass mounting members (200) separably mounted onto the helmet attachment members (100); and
a glass member (300) adapted to rotate in a state of being rotatably fixed to the glass mounting members (200) in such a manner as to be located in front of wearer's eyes,
wherein the glass mounting members (200) comprise:
a glass coupling part (210) separably coupled to the glass member (300);
rotation support parts (220) disposed on both sides of the glass coupling part (210);
rotation parts (230) separably fixed to the helmet attachment members (100) in a state of being rotatably fixed to the rotation support parts (220);
rotation stoppers (240) movably disposed in the rotation parts (230) in such a manner as to be supported against the rotation support parts (220) to maintain the rotating states of the rotation parts (230) in the rotation support parts (220); and
fastening members (250) for rotatably fastening the rotation parts (230) to the rotation support parts (220),
wherein each of the rotation parts (230) comprises:
a rotation pipe body (231) having an internal space penetrated on both ends thereof;
a rotation magnet (232) disposed on one end of the rotation pipe body (231) in such a manner as to be separably fixed to the corresponding helmet attachment member (100);
rotation pieces (233) disposed on both sides of an other side of the rotation pipe body (231) in such a manner as to be rotatably fastened to the rotation support part (220) by means of the fastening member (250); and
guides (234) formed in an internal space of the rotation pipe body (231) to guide the movement of the rotation stopper (240).

US Pat. No. 10,791,783

LIGHTED HEADGEAR AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR

Waters Industries, Inc., ...

1. Lighted headgear comprising:a head fitting portion for fitting on a head of a user;
a brim portion that extends in a generally forward direction from the head fitting portion, the brim portion having a generally downwardly-facing surface and including a central axis that extends in the generally forward direction; and
a light module mounted to the generally downwardly-facing surface of the brim portion, the light module including:
a housing having a forward wall portion that includes a forward opening, and a rearward inclined wall portion that extends obliquely relative to the central axis,
a light source mounted in the housing to direct light through the forward opening, and
a switch device electrically coupled to the light source for selectively energizing the light source, the switch device having an actuator associated with the rearward inclined wall portion and being configured to travel in a linear actuation direction when pushed by the user, the linear actuation direction being arranged to be upwardly and forwardly relative to the generally downwardly-facing surface of the brim portion for ease of operation by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,791,782

FALSE EYELASHES

TAIKI CORP., LTD., Osaka...

1. False eyelashes containing an axial thread and eyelash members placed on the axial thread and extending from the axial thread in an extending direction roughly orthogonal to the axial thread, wherein:the eyelash members comprise multiple top eyelash members positioned on top of the axial thread, as well as multiple bottom eyelash members positioned under the axial thread, as viewed in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to a top-bottom direction when the false eyelashes are placed longitudinally on a horizontal plane;
each top eyelash member has a fold-back structure where each top eyelash member is folded at the axial thread on top of the axial thread without looping around the axial thread, and each bottom eyelash member has a fold-back structure where each bottom eyelash member is folded at the axial thread without looping around the axial thread, as viewed in the longitudinal direction, wherein a folded-back part of each fold-back structure is placed adjacent to the axial thread;
the multiple top eyelash members and the multiple bottom eyelash members, each having the folded-back part, are placed and fixed in rows alternately on top of or under, respectively and along the axial thread in a length direction of the axial thread from one end to another end of the axial thread, wherein each folded-back part lies down on top of or under, respectively, the axial thread and extends along the axial thread in the length direction of the axial thread which is orthogonal to the extending direction of the eyelash members;
the folded-back parts of the top eyelash members and the bottom eyelash members are fixed together and have a knit structure formed by the folded-back parts of adjacent top and bottom eyelash members, wherein the knit structure is a structure where loops forming the folded-back parts of adjacent top and bottom eyelash members are fixed together wherein one of said loops is guided through another of said loops; and
the fixed folded-back parts, which are fixed to the axial thread, constitute an ear part where the false eyelashes are to contact the eyelid when in use.

US Pat. No. 10,791,781

DECORATIVE TREE WITH INSERTABLE, INTERCHANGEABLE BRANCHES SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A decorative tree system, comprising:a tree trunk (15) comprising a trunk internal support (17) and a trunk external rough skin (13); wherein said trunk external rough skin (13) is disposed outwardly of at least a portion of said trunk internal support (17);
a receiving limb stub (20) comprising a stub internal support (27), an external stub rough skin (23) disposed outwardly of at least a portion of said stub internal support (27), and channel edges (22) defining a channel (25) disposed interior of said stub rough decorative skin (23); wherein said stub rough decorative skin (23) comprises a stub skin distal end (14); wherein said stub internal support (27) has a stub internal support proximal end (32) and a stub internal support distal end (38); wherein said stub internal support distal end (38) ends at a stub internal support distal edge (39); wherein said opposing channel entrance edges (21) form a channel (25) of a pre-determined channel width and depth beginning at said stub internal support distal edge (39); wherein said channel comprises a first vertical channel portion defined by first opposing vertical edges (26) extending vertically downward from said channel entrance edges (21), a horizontal channel portion defined by opposing horizontal edges (24) and extending horizontally from said first vertical channel portion, and a second vertical channel portion defined by opposing vertical edges (26) and extending vertically downward from said horizontal channel to a bottom stop defined by bottom stop edge (28); wherein said stub rough skin (23) comprises a top edge (14); wherein said stub rough skin (23) is disposed outwardly of said channel (25) so that no opening is created in said stub rough skin (23) by said channel (25); and
a branch (40) comprising a branch internal support (47) and an external branch rough skin (43); wherein said branch internal support (47) comprises a branch internal support proximal portion (48) and a branch internal support distal portion (59); wherein at least a portion of said branch internal support distal portion (59) is covered by said branch rough skin (43) having a proximal skin edge (69); wherein said branch internal support proximal portion (48) comprises a cylindrical un-skinned male insert sleeve (50) with smooth exterior walls not covered by said branch rough skin (43); wherein said un-skinned male insert sleeve (50) extends from said proximal skin edge (69) to a sleeve proximal edge (49); wherein said un-skinned male insert sleeve (50) comprises an outwardly-projecting alignment protuberance (45) that protrudes from the exterior of said branch internal support proximal portion (48) and that has a smaller width and depth than said pre-determined channel width and depth; and wherein, when said protuberance (45) is inserted into said channel (25), a stub-to-branch juncture is formed in which said branch proximal skin edge (69) is disposed adjacent to said stub skin distal end (14).

US Pat. No. 10,791,780

PROTECTIVE GLOVES WITH IMPROVED FINGERTIP FITMENT AND METHODS AND MOLD-FORMS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH GLOVES

1. A method of manufacturing disposable surgical gloves, comprising:selecting a particular disposable surgical glove mold-form from a plurality of disposable surgical glove mold-forms, where the plurality of disposable surgical glove mold-forms have a common palm width (PW) and have different finger lengths compared to respective finger lengths of a standard medium-sized disposable surgical glove mold-form of the plurality of disposable surgical glove mold-forms having a common palm width (PW);
providing a film material to a desired thickness on the particular disposable surgical glove mold-form;
solidifying the film on the particular disposable surgical glove mold-form;
removing the film from the particular disposable surgical glove mold-form to provide a disposable surgical glove of a desired palm width and finger length,
wherein particular disposable surgical glove mold-form includes a ratio of thumb length (TL) to palm width (PW) that is one of: more than 0.73:1 for a 7.5 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.80:1 for a 7.75 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.76:1 for an 8.4 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.78:1 for an 8.75 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.79:1 for an 8.9 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.78:1 for a 9.6 cm palm width (PW), more than 0.73:1 for a 10.5 cm palm width (PW).

US Pat. No. 10,791,779

POLYMER MICROWEDGES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

THE CHARLES STARK DRAPER ...

1. A method of casting a micro-scale structure in a mold, the method comprising:providing a mold including a negative pattern for the micro-scale structure in a first cavity in an upper surface of the mold, the micro-scale structure including a plurality of micro-scale elements and one or more standoffs;
depositing a casting material on the negative pattern;
disposing a fabric mesh in the casting material in the first cavity;
curing the casting material;
forming smoothness enhancing structures on upper edges of the plurality of micro-scale elements, forming the smoothness enhancing structures on the upper edges of the plurality of micro-scale elements comprising:
depositing a layer of a liquid polymer on an upper surface of an inking plate;
placing the micro-scale structure on the inking plate in contact with the liquid polymer;
placing the one or more standoffs in contact the upper surface of the inking plate; and
removing the micro-scale structure from the inking plate.

US Pat. No. 10,791,778

STRESS REDUCING POLYMERIC GLOVE

Ansell Limited, Victoria...

1. A polymeric glove, comprising:a thumb having a front surface and a back surface;
a plurality of fingers, each of the plurality of fingers having a front surface and a back surface; and
a backhand region having a back surface,
a first stress-reducing ridge disposed across the back surface of the backhand region, wherein the first stress-reducing ridge on the backhand comprises two peaks and one valley disposed between the two peaks; and
at least one additional stress-reducing ridge comprising two peaks and one valley disposed on at least one of the back surfaces of at least one of the plurality of fingers, wherein at least one of the additional stress-reducing ridges is disposed on the back surface of the thumb,
wherein a flexing of a human hand when wearing the polymeric glove articulates the at least one additional stress-reducing ridge and first stress-reducing ridge without having to significantly stretch the polymeric glove, and
wherein the two peaks of the first stress-reducing ridge or at least one additional stress-reducing ridge have radius of curvature of approximately 8-9 mm and the one valley has a radius of curvature of approximately 5-6 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,791,776

DUAL-LAYERED APPAREL SYSTEM

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. An apparel system for an upper torso of a wearer comprising:a first layer having a front side opposite a back side, the front side of the first layer comprising an upper section and a lower section, the lower section adjacent to and extending downward from the upper section, the front side having a pocket having at least a top margin, wherein the top margin of the pocket comprises an opening to the pocket, the opening to the pocket having a front edge, and wherein the pocket is located on the lower section; and
a second layer positioned over the first layer such that it covers at least a shoulder portion of the first layer, the second layer comprising a front side opposite a back side, the second layer front side defined by at least a first bottom edge, wherein the first bottom edge is affixed to the first layer at a location corresponding to the front edge of the opening to the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,791,775

APPAREL ITEM FOR UPRIGHT SLEEPING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An apparel item configured to reduce distractions and facilitate upright sleeping, the apparel item comprising: a body portion configured to at least partially cover a front and back torso area of a wearer when the apparel item is worn, the body portion comprising at least a right side pocket and a left side pocket positioned at a front aspect of the body portion; a hood portion configured to at least partially cover a head area of the wearer when the apparel item is worn; and a strap system configured to maintain a head of the wearer in a static position, the strap system comprising: a first strap segment having a first end, a second end, and a first intervening portion extending between the first end and the second end, wherein the first end is positioned at a first location on a right side of the hood portion and the second end is secured in an interior portion of the left side pocket, a second strap segment having a third end, a fourth end, and a second intervening portion extending between the third end and the fourth end, wherein the third end is positioned at a second location on a left side of the hood portion and the fourth end is secured in an interior portion of the right side pocket, and a third strap segment having a fifth end, a sixth end, and a third intervening portion extending between the fifth end and the sixth end, wherein the fifth end is coupled to the first end of the first strap segment and the sixth end is coupled to the third end of the second strap segment.

US Pat. No. 10,791,774

GAMER HOODIE

HBI Branded Apparel Enter...

1. A hooded garment, comprising:a torso section extending from a waist region to a neck region, wherein the torso section comprises a chest region and a back region, the torso section comprising a lapel pocket on the chest region and configured to be proximate a wearer's chest;
a hood extending upward from the neck region and having a front opening, wherein the hood is oversized and configured to provide room for a wearer's head and a headset on the wearer's head;
one or more affixment points configured to removably affix ornamental patches to the hooded garment, where a first affixment point of the one or more affixment points is positioned at a rear end of the hood, and the hooded garment comprises a first ornamental patch selectively affixed to the first affixment point, wherein the first ornamental patch is configured to be visible with the hood up or down;
a right sleeve extending from a right shoulder region of a right torso region and having a first wrist opening; and
a left sleeve extending from a left shoulder region of a left torso region and having a second wrist opening.

US Pat. No. 10,791,773

BRASSIERE

GOLD FLAG LTD., Osaka (J...

1. A wireless brassiere comprising:a pair of right and left cups adapted to cover breasts of a wearer, the right and left cups abut at a center part of the brassiere and each includes an upper side and a lower side;
a coupling tape sewn at the lower side of each of the right and left cups, wherein the coupling tape couples the lower side of the right cup and the lower side of the left cup;
side panels extending from underarm portions of the respective cups; and
straps provided from upper edges of the respective cups to the side panels, wherein
each of the right and left cups includes a cup body and a triangular pad, the cup body including an inner face and having an upper side extending from the center part to an upper side end and a lower side extending from the center part to a lower side end,
the cup body of the each of the right and left cups including a first part and a second part,
the first part being a triangular part having three sides respectively defined by a rising portion of the upper side of the cup body, a horizontal edge portion of the lower side of the cup body, and a boundary, the rising portion curving upward from the center part at which the right and left cups abut and extending to an upper side point disposed on the upper side of the cup body at a distance between ? to 3/7 of a length of the upper side of the cup body from the center part, the upper side point being an end of the rising portion, the horizontal edge portion extending in a horizontal direction from the center part to a lower side point disposed on the lower side of the cup body at a distance between ? to 3/7 of a length of the lower side of the cup body from the center part, the lower side point being an end of the horizontal edge portion, and the boundary being a line connecting the upper side point and the lower side point and dividing the cup body into the first part and the second part,
the second part being a remaining part of the cup body other than the first part, the second part being surrounded by the boundary, a portion of the upper side extending from the upper side point to the upper side end, and a portion of the lower side extending from the lower side point to the lower side end,
a thickness of the first part is greater than a thickness of the second part,
the triangular pad has a same shape and area as the first part of the cup body and the triangular pad extends over the first part of the cup body, whereby the first part and the triangular pad form a two-layer structure, and wherein a thickness of the triangular pad increases toward a center of the triangular pad and two sides of the triangular pad are fastened to the rising portion and the horizontal edge portion of the cup body, respectively, while a remaining one side of the triangular pad that extends from the upper side point to the lower side point is detached from the cup body so that the remaining one side is separated from the inner face of the cup body.

US Pat. No. 10,791,772

SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BREAST IMPLANT

Recovery Force, LLC, Fis...

1. A bra for a wearer having breasts, shoulders a chest and a torso, the bra comprising:a pair of cups, each configured to receive the breasts of the wearer;
a torso strap arrangement connected to the cups and configured to encircle the torso of the wearer to hold the pair of cups in position on the wearer's breasts;
a pair of shoulder strap arrangements, each connected between the torso strap and a corresponding one of the cups and each configured to be passed over the shoulder of the wearer when the breasts are positioned in the pair of cups;
at least one shape memory wire integrated into each of said pair of shoulder strap arrangements;
an accelerometer associated with the bra operable to generate data indicative of instantaneous accelerations of the wearer that can induce breast displacement; and
a controller electrically connected to the at least one shape memory wire and the accelerometer, the controller including an electrical power supply for providing electrical power to the shape memory wires, the controller including a processor operable to execute instructions for selectively providing electrical power to selected ones of the shape memory wires in response to data received from said accelerometer.

US Pat. No. 10,791,771

SOCK WITH ELASTIC HEEL

NO SLIP SOX, LLC, German...

1. A sock positionable over a leg, a heel and a foot, the sock comprising:a leg section, an ankle section, and a foot section;
the leg section connected with the ankle section at an ankle section first end;
the foot section connected with the ankle section at an ankle section second end;
the foot section having a toe section opposite the ankle section second end;
the ankle section having a heel section positioned between the ankle section first end and the ankle section second end, wherein the heel section is configured to house at least one of the leg or the foot,
wherein the leg section, foot section, and ankle section are made of the same material as the heel section;
an elastic material in seamed communication with the sock at the heel section by stitching;
the elastic material defining an annular perimeter about the heel section in close proximity to the heel; and
wherein the elastic material provides for a compressive force about the annular perimeter and the compressive force impedes a downward travel of the leg section.

US Pat. No. 10,791,770

ULTIMATE SLIP

1. A customizable slip comprising:a top portion, a middle portion, and a bottom portion; said top portion comprising straps; said middle slip portion detachably connected to said top portion and said bottom portion detachably connected to said middle slip portion to complete a full length slip;
wherein said top portion is configured to be detachably connected to either said middle slip portion or said bottom portion to be worn as separate slips of different lengths; each of said top, middle and bottom portions comprising a rope and elastic member for supporting separate wearing configurations including a strapless top configuration, a long half slip formed by the combined middle and bottom portions, and individual middle and bottom portions configured as separate slips.

US Pat. No. 10,791,769

AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE PROVIDING FLAVOR CONTROL

RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device, comprising:a control body;
a cartridge, comprising:
a reservoir tank configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition;
an opening configured to the permit aerosol precursor composition to pass therethrough; and
two or more separate sections, wherein at least two of the sections are configured to permit the aerosol precursor composition to pass therethrough, and at least one of the sections comprises a flavor section that contains a flavorant; and
an atomizer configured to receive the aerosol precursor composition and produce an aerosol,
wherein a selected section of the two or more sections is configured to align with the opening so as to allow the aerosol precursor composition to flow from the reservoir tank through the opening and the selected section such that, when the flavor section is selected, the flavorant is imparted to the aerosol precursor composition delivered to the atomizer.

US Pat. No. 10,791,768

DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE FOR USE IN AN ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEM

McNeil AB, Helsingborg (...

1. An electronic nicotine delivery system comprising:(a) a housing, the housing having at least one air inlet and providing a receptacle for securing a disposable cartridge;
(b) an electric heater contained within the housing; and
(c) the disposable cartridge is configured to be securely locked into the receptacle, the disposable cartridge comprising:
(i) a reservoir containing a nicotine-containing liquid;
(ii) a port in liquid communication with the reservoir; and
(iii) a liquid barrier disposed proximate the port to prevent undesired leakage of the nicotine-containing liquid from the reservoir; and
(iv) a durable, elongate wick, slidably fitted in the port, adjacent the barrier;
 wherein during the locking of the disposable cartridge into the receptacle, the durable elongate wick slides further into the reservoir to rupture the barrier to provide a liquid conduit from the reservoir to the electric heater; and
 wherein the housing comprises one or more hard, heat-resistant materials.

US Pat. No. 10,791,767

CONNECTORS FOR FORMING ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN INTERCHANGEABLE UNITS IN AN AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM

RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device comprising:a control device that includes an outer housing defining an outer wall and having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the control device defining a cartridge receiving chamber, the control device further including a battery and a control component; and
a cartridge that includes a mouthpiece portion and a tank, the mouthpiece portion having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the mouthpiece portion having an exit portal defined therethrough, the tank further defining a proximal end and a closed distal end and being configured to contain a liquid composition, the cartridge further including a heater configured to heat the liquid composition,
wherein the cartridge and the control device each include at least one connector configured to provide a magnetic and an electrical connection between the cartridge and the control device such that the cartridge can be removably and operatively received into the cartridge receiving chamber of the control device, wherein the distal end of the mouthpiece portion is located proximate the proximal end of the tank, and wherein the at least one connector of the cartridge is located on the mouthpiece portion.

US Pat. No. 10,791,766

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V., ...

1. A vaporizing device comprising:a battery assembly having a battery electrically connected to an electric circuit within a battery assembly housing;
a first electrode in the battery assembly;
an atomizer assembly and a liquid supply in an atomizer assembly housing;
the atomizer assembly including a heater wire wound around a porous body, with the heater wire having coils aligned on an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the device;
a second electrode in the atomizer assembly; and
the battery assembly and the atomizer assembly electrically connected via the first electrode in contact with the second electrode, and with electricity conducted from the battery to the heater wire through the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,791,765

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION HEATING CAPABLE OF CALIBRATING TEMPERATURE

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. An electronic cigarette of electromagnetic induction heating capable of accurately calibrating temperature, comprising:an atomization assembly having a hollow sleeve;
a microprocessor;wherein, a holder is disposed inside the sleeve; the holder has a chamber formed therein; between the sleeve and the holder there is an induction coil; a heating element passes through bottom of the holder, an upper end of the heating element protrudes into the holder; an lower end of the heating element is connected with the first temperature detecting device; a second temperature detecting device is arranged adjacent to the first temperature detecting device; the first temperature detecting device and the second temperature detecting device are both connected to the microprocessor;wherein the electronic cigarette further comprises a memory, wherein the memory is connected to the microprocessor; the memory stores a temperature difference T(L) between the first temperature detecting device and the second temperature detecting device; the temperature difference T(L) is a constant based on relative positions of the two temperature detecting devices and a magnetic density;wherein the microprocessor is configured for calculating a real temperature of the heating element according to a formula stored in the memory:T14=T1?T2?T(L),in which, T14 is the real temperature of the heating element, T1 is a real-time temperature detected by the first temperature detecting device; T2 is a real-time temperature detected by the second temperature detecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,791,764

ATOMIZING NOZZLE AND ELECTRONIC ATOMIZING INHALER

Shenzhen Smoore Technolog...

1. An atomizing nozzle of an electronic atomizing inhaler, comprising:a liquid-container with liquid contained therein, the liquid-container having a mouth part;
a spacer provided at the mouth part of the liquid-container, wherein a plurality of liquid-draining apertures are formed on the spacer;
a liquid-guiding device attached to a bottom surface of the spacer, the liquid-guiding device closing the mouth part of the liquid-container and blocking the liquid-draining apertures of the spacer, wherein the liquid-guiding device is configured to prevent the liquid from draining directly out of the mouth part of the liquid-container; and
a heater absorbing the liquid that penetrates through the liquid-guiding device and atomizing the liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,791,763

ATOMIZER CAPABLE OF PREVENTING LIQUID LEAKAGE CAUSED BY AIR INSIDE A LIQUID RESERVOIR AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITH THE SAME

SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOG...

1. An atomizer applicable in an electronic cigarette, comprising a cartridge assembly (10), a mouthpiece assembly (20); the cartridge assembly (10) comprising a liquid reservoir (14), an opening (130) communicating the liquid reservoir (14) with an external environment, and an atomization chamber (1214) communicating with the liquid reservoir (14); the mouthpiece assembly (20) being inserted into the opening (130); wherein the cartridge assembly (10) comprises an engaging portion (141) located adjacent to the opening (130), the mouthpiece assembly (20) comprises an inserting portion (22) inserted into the engaging portion (141); the engaging portion (141) defines a discharging hole (1210) for discharging air inside the liquid reservoir (14) while the inserting portion (22) is being inserted into the engaging portion (141), and after the inserting portion (22) is inserted into the engaging portion (141) in place, the discharging hole (1210) is blocked.

US Pat. No. 10,791,762

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ATOMIZING ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Shenzhen Smoore Technolog...

1. An electronic cigarette, comprising:a liquid reservoir configured to store liquid;
an atomizing assembly comprising:
a liquid absorption element connected to the liquid reservoir, the liquid absorption element being made of porous ceramic, and the liquid absorption element having a liquid absorption surface configured to absorb the liquid, and an atomizing surface;
a heating element embedded in an interior of the liquid absorption element, wherein an edge of the heating element is internally tangent to the atomizing surface, and the heating element is configured to atomize the liquid absorbed by the liquid absorption element into atomized gas; and
a power source assembly connected to the atomizing assembly, the power source assembly being configured to provide power for the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,791,761

MICROTEXTURED LIQUID TRANSPORT ELEMENT FOR AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device, comprising:a reservoir containing a liquid aerosol precursor composition;
an atomizer comprising a plate-shaped nonfibrous liquid transport element having a microtextured surface adapted for surface wicking of the liquid aerosol precursor composition across the microtextured surface and an electrical resistance heating element in the form of a film patterned on the microtextured surface of the nonfibrous liquid transport element, the microtextured surface of the liquid transport element being in fluid communication with the reservoir and in fluid communication with the electric resistance heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,791,760

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM INCLUDING A CARTRIDGE CONTAINING A GEL

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An aerosol-generating system comprising: a cartridge including,a first chamber housing defining a first airflow channel in an exterior surface of the cartridge, a first inlet downstream of the first airflow channel and in fluid communication with the first airflow channel, and a first chamber including a first open end, the first open end downstream of the first inlet, in fluid communication with the first inlet, and free of a membrane, and
a second chamber housing defining a second airflow channel in the exterior surface of the cartridge, a second inlet downstream of the second airflow channel and in fluid communication with the second airflow channel, and a second chamber including a second open end, the second open end downstream of the second inlet, in fluid communication with the second inlet, and free of a membrane, the second chamber being separate from the first chamber, the first chamber configured to contain an aerosol-forming substrate in a form of a first gel, the second chamber configured to contain a source of a desired compound, the first chamber housing and the second chamber housing being separate or separable structures; and
a device body configured to removably connect to the cartridge or removably receive the cartridge, the device body including,
an electrical heater configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate in situ to generate a vapor, the electrical heater being in indirect contact with the aerosol-forming substrate, and
a power supply configured to apply a voltage to the electrical heater, the aerosol-generating system being free of a wick.

US Pat. No. 10,791,758

METHOD FOR MAKING CARTON FOR DISPLAYING ARTICLES ATTACHABLE TO A FLIP SIGN

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A method for displaying one or more articles, comprising:assembling a box structure to form an assembled box, having a back panel, a bottom panel, a top panel, a left side panel, a right side panel, a top front panel, a bottom front panel, a first inner panel and a second inner panel, the first inner panel including a pair of slots configured to receive a pair of tabs on an outer free edge of the second inner panel, the first inner panel and the second inner panel being adjacent to the back panel, the top front panel, the bottom front panel, the back panel, the left side panel and the right side panel of the assembled box at least partially defining an open recess;
placing the one or more articles in the open recess; and
securing the assembled box adjacent to a flip sign.

US Pat. No. 10,791,757

SMOKING ARTICLE MACHINE

LFT Technologies Corp, S...

1. A method for making cannabis smoking articles comprising desirable cannabis plant material, the method comprising steps:(a) providing cannabis plant material having desirable cannabis plant material and undesirable cannabis plant material wherein the desirable cannabis plant material includes cannabis flowers and the undesirable cannabis plant material includes one of cannabis stems and cannabis seeds;
(b) feeding the cannabis plant material into a hopper, wherein the hopper is configured to feed the cannabis plant material to a plant material separator;
(c) separating, via the plant material separator, the cannabis plant material into desirable cannabis plant material and undesirable cannabis plant material, wherein the plant material separator includes a first roller, a second roller, a third roller and a fourth roller, the first roller having a first diameter configured to rotate in a counterclockwise direction at a first speed, the second roller having a second diameter configured to rotate in a counterclockwise direction at a second speed, the third roller having a third diameter configured to rotate in a counterclockwise direction at a third speed, and a fourth roller having a fourth diameter configured to rotate a clockwise direction at a fourth speed; wherein the first roller and the second roller are positioned such that the cannabis plant material is pressed between the first roller and the second roller separating the cannabis plant material into the desirable cannabis plant material and the undesirable cannabis plant material, sending each plant material in a first directional path; wherein the third roller is positioned in relation to the first roller and the second roller, the third roller configured to redirect the undesirable cannabis plant material from the first directional path onto a second directional path; wherein the fourth roller is configured to guide each plant material to the third roller; and wherein the first directional path is in a generally downward direction such that the desirable cannabis plant material passes between the second roller and the third roller onto a feeding assembly;
(d) catching, via a catch depository, the undesirable cannabis plant material; and,
(e) feeding, via the feeding assembly, the desirable cannabis plant material to a combustible material rolling assembly configured to produce a smoking article comprising the desirable cannabis plant material.

US Pat. No. 10,791,755

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT

Goli Nutrition Inc., Wes...

1. A food product comprising apple cider vinegar at about 6% to 35% by weight, pectin, an oligosaccharide comprising tapioca, a disaccharide at about 25% to 70% by weight, and water, wherein the disaccharide is cane sugar, and the food product comprises by weight:sodium citrate between about 0.01% and 0.03%;
citric acid between about 6% to 10%;
malic acid between about 3% and 8%;
a natural flavor between about 0.1% and 0.3%;
carrot between about 0.01% and 0.2%;
apple between about 0.01% and 0.2%;
blackcurrant between about 0.08% and 0.17%;
beet root of about 0.001%;
pomegranate of about 0.001%;
vitamin B9 of about 0.005%; and
vitamin B12 of about 0.00003%.

US Pat. No. 10,791,753

FEEDBACK CONTROL OF FOOD TEXTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Frito-Lay North America, ...

1. A closed loop feedback method for controlling a texture attribute of a food product in a continuous food manufacturing process that includes a texture measuring tool positioned in the food manufacturing process, the texture measuring tool comprising:a housing;
a laser generator attached to the housing;
an acoustic capturing device proximally located to the housing;
a data processing unit in communication with at least the acoustic capturing device;
wherein the method comprises, sequentially:
(1) processing food ingredients in a food processing unit to produce the food product;
(2) conveying the food product through the texture measurement tool;
(3) non-invasively measuring the texture attribute of the food product passing through the texture measuring tool with a laser from the laser generator to non-invasively strike an exterior surface of the food product to heat the exterior surface to cause rapid thermal expansion of the struck exterior surface and produce an acoustic signal that is detected by the acoustic capturing device; wherein the measuring comprises using the data processing unit to quantitatively measure the texture attribute of the food product based on converting the acoustic signal from a time domain to a frequency domain, identifying relevant frequencies and their associated intensities, and quantifying the texture attribute of the food product based on the relevant frequencies and the associated intensities;
(4) determining if the texture attribute measured in step (3) is within an acceptable range and, if so, proceeding to step (7);
(5) determining if the texture attribute measured in step (3) is outside the acceptable range in step (4) and, if so, rejecting the food product;
(6) transmitting feedback information regarding the measured texture attribute to the food processing unit and using the feedback information to automatically adjust input parameters to the food processing unit such that the texture attribute measured for subsequent food products produced from the food processing unit falls within the acceptable range;
(7) accepting the food product; and
(8) packaging the accepted product.

US Pat. No. 10,791,752

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN INTELLIGENT BEVERAGE MIXING APPLIANCE

BEV-EDGE, LLC, Ridgefiel...

1. An appliance for mixing and delivery of one or more carbonated beverages to a user, comprising:a gas handling system for accepting a gas cartridge, the gas cartridge for providing at least one gas;
a flavoring system for retaining at least one flavoring unit, the at least one flavoring unit for providing at least one flavoring to at least one carbonated beverage;
a water system for containing water, the water system configured for generating carbonated water from the water and the at least one gas;
a cooling system for containing ice, the ice comprised of frozen water, the ice for cooling one or more of at least one of a beverage ingredient or component thereof, the at least one flavoring unit, the water, or the carbonated water, the cooling system being configured to subsequently add the ice as an ingredient to the at least one carbonated beverage;
at least one sensor operably coupled with at least one of the cooling system, the gas handling system, the flavoring system, or the water system, the at least one sensor configured to generate data associated with one or more of the at least one of a beverage ingredient or component thereof, the gas cartridge, the at least one flavoring unit, the water, or the carbonated water; and
a controller operably coupled to at least one of the cooling system, the gas handling system, the flavoring system, or the water system, the controller configured to receive the data from the at least one sensor and determine at least one condition associated with one or more of the at least one of a beverage ingredient or a component thereof, the gas cartridge, the at least one flavoring unit, the water, or the carbonated water.

US Pat. No. 10,791,751

SEALED PACK OF INGREDIENTS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL SMOOTHIE, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND APPARATUSES

BARFRESH INC., Las Vegas...

1. A method for preparing an individual portion of a smoothie, the method comprising steps of:transferring contents of a sealed pack to a container, the contents of the sealed pack comprising
a flavour ingredient, the flavour ingredient selected of a quantity suitable for the individual portion of the smoothie and of a quantity to suitably fill a cup of a standard cup size when served to a consumer;
a frozen ingredient of an amount selected to produce the individual portion of the smoothie when combined with the quantity of the flavour ingredient, the frozen ingredient comprising a plurality of frozen individual pieces sized to contribute through blending to predetermined product consistency of the individual portion of the smoothie; and
at least one consistency ingredient in an amount to produce the individual portion of a smoothie when combined with the amount of the flavour ingredient and the amount of the frozen ingredient, when served, the at least one consistency ingredient selected to consistently produce single-serving smoothies including the individual portion of the smoothie with a predetermined texture or runniness following blending of the at least one consistency ingredient with the flavour ingredient, the frozen ingredient, and a predetermined portion of liquid;
adding the predetermined portion of liquid to the container; and
blending the contents of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,791,749

APPARATUS WITH MULTIPLE NOZZLES FOR CLEANING CRUSTACEA OR GAME

1. An apparatus for cleaning crustacea or game, the apparatus consisting of:a container having an interior volume defined by a wall, said container having a bottom and an upper edge, the upper edge defining an open top of said container such that the interior volume is continuously exposed;
a fluid inlet extending into the interior volume of said container, said fluid inlet adapted to pass a fluid under pressure into the interior volume of said container; and
a plurality of nozzles connected to said fluid inlet, said plurality of nozzles directed in different directions, said plurality of nozzles positioned adjacent the wall of said container so as to direct the fluid from said fluid inlet toward another portion of the wall of said container, wherein one of said plurality of nozzles is directed generally toward the bottom of said container, wherein another of said plurality of nozzles is directed upwardly toward the upper edge of said container.

US Pat. No. 10,791,748

DEVICE FOR CUTTING CHICKEN, BEEF AND PORK MEAT INTO SMALL PIECES

1. A chicken, beef or pork meat shredder, said meat shredder comprising:two blade carrying axles (3) and (4), wherein each said axle has one or more straight blades that may be placed in up to four equidistant locations, so as to rotate in parallel with a similar opposite blade carrying axle (3) or (4), and not to have the blades collide with each other; a motor (11), which transfers the driving force through pinions (8) by its chains (9) or other transmission components; and
wherein the motor (11) first connects to a central axle (5) with a force or speed multiplier provided by one of two pinions (8) located at each end, and axles with pinions, to transmit at the other end with other pinion (8) that transmit the force and speed to blade carrying axle (3) and (4) through the chain (9) that connects their pinions (8).

US Pat. No. 10,791,747

FOOD PROCESSING MACHINE

FORMER ASSOCIATES, LLC, ...

1. A food processing machine, the food processing machine comprising:a knock out assembly comprising:
a first linear motor;
a return spring; and
a knock out shaft that is configured to be moved in a first direction of a linear motion by the first linear motor to knock out shaped food from being held by a mold plate and configured to be moved in a second direction of the linear motion by the return spring,
wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction,
an end of the knock out shaft, in the first direction, is configured to have attached a body configured to knock out the shaped food from the mold plate, and
the end of the knock out shaft, in the first direction, is configured to move the body from being completely above the mold plate in the second direction towards the mold plate when the knock out shaft moves in the first direction to knock out the shaped food.

US Pat. No. 10,791,746

DOUGH PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Specialty Food Manufactur...

1. An apparatus for processing a food item comprising:a frame formed with a through hole and first and second slots spaced apart from each other;
a motor obliquely attached to a side wall of the frame;
a rear roller positioned in the first slot and operably coupled to the motor;
a front roller positioned in the second slot and operably coupled to the rear roller;
a positioning rod positionable in the through hole and movable between first and second positions, in the first position the positioning rod extends over the first and second slots to removably retain the rear and front rollers in the first and second slots, respectively, and in the second position the positioning rod is away from and uncovering the first and second slots to allow the rear and front rollers to be removed from the first and second slots;
a cam component operably attached to the frame and positioned adjacent to the front roller such that when the cam component is rotated, the front roller is moved toward or away from the rear roller;
a front scraper positioned immediately adjacent to the front roller and configured to scrape material off of the front roller, wherein the front scraper is movable with the front roller relative to the rear roller; and
a shim member removably positionable adjacent to the front roller to block the front roller from moving toward the rear roller past a selected position to maintain a selected minimum distance between the rear and front rollers related to the size of the shim member.

US Pat. No. 10,791,745

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A BAKING MOLD AND HOLDING THE BAKING MOLD IN A DESIRED POSITION FOR BAKING

1. An apparatus for holding a baking mold in a desired position while baking, the apparatus comprising:an upper surface;
a baking mold interface, wherein the baking mold interface comprises a recess that defines an outer rim that begins at the upper surface and a recessed surface that extends below the upper surface;
the upper surface and the recessed surface defining at least one aperture that at least partially exists in the upper surface and at least partially exists in the baking mold interface;
wherein the baking mold interface is configured to receive a portion of an outside surface of a baking mold and the at least one aperture is configured to receive a seam of the baking mold;
the recessed surface and the at least one aperture defined by the recessed surface and the upper surface configured to provide support to hold the baking mold in the desired position;
wherein the baking mold can be filled with a baking substance, and wherein the baking mold is inserted into the recess of the apparatus and the seam of the baking mold is inserted through the aperture and wherein the apparatus with the filled baking mold can be placed in an oven for baking wherein the baking mold is held in the desired position.

US Pat. No. 10,791,743

EC FORMULATIONS COMPRISING ORGANOPHOSPHATE INSECTICIDES

SIPCAM OXON S.P.A., Mila...

1. An emulsifiable concentrate (EC formulation) comprising (% by weight):10-40% of one or more actives selected among organophosphate compounds having the following structure (formula (I)):

wherein:
L1 is oxygen or sulphur,
L2 and L3, same or different from each other, are selected from oxygen, sulphur and a NH group,
with the proviso that at least one of L1, L2,
and L3 is sulphur and at least one of L1, L2,
and L3 is oxygen,
M is selected from oxygen, sulphur and NH;
1-20% of methyl or ethyl esters of fatty acids having a C10-C20 chain, saturated or unsaturated, and mixtures thereof (additive (A));
0.5-10% of a cellulose derivative soluble in the organic solvent of the EC formulation selected from cellulose alkylethers and carboxy alkyl cellulose esters (additive (B));
3-15% of one or more surfactants selected from non ionic and anionic surfactants, and mixtures thereof;
the complement to 100% being one or more organic solvents having the following characteristics:
capable of solubilizing the one or more active, expressed as % by weight, at room temperature (20-25° C.) for at least 5%; and
immiscible with water;
wherein the organic solvents are selected from the following group: alkylbenzenes having a number of carbon atoms from 7 to 20 and mixtures thereof, the alkyl being linear or branched; and linear or branched C7-C9 alkyl esters of acetic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,791,742

PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR COMPOUNDS

SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS A...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C7 alkyl, C1-C7 haloalkyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl-C1-C7 alkyl, C3-C7 alkenyl, C3-C7 alkynyl, aryl-C1-C7 alkyl, (3-6 membered heterocyclyl)-C1-C7 alkyl, phenyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl and a 4-6 membered heterocyclyl, each optionally substituted with one to three Rx;
R2a and R2b are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl and C1-C4 haloalkyl; or R2a and R2b, together with the atom to which they are attached, are joined to form a C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
R3, R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, C2-C4 alkynyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
or R4 and R5 together with the atom to which they are attached, are joined to form a C3-C4 cycloalkyl or C4 heterocyclyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C4 alkenyl, C3-C4 alkynyl, and C1-C3 alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl;
L is selected from the group consisting of a bond, a linear —C1-C4— alkyl chain, a linear —C2-C4— alkenyl chain, a linear —C2-C4— alkynyl chain, a linear —C1-C4— alkoxy chain whereby the oxygen atom is attached to A, a linear -amino—C1-C4—alkyl- chain whereby the nitrogen atom is attached to A, and a linear C1-C2alkyl-oxy-C1-C2alkyl, chain each optionally substituted with one to three halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy;
A is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C7 alkyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl and aryl, each optionally substituted with one to three Ry;
Y is selected from the group consisting of O and NRw;
Rw is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C3-C4 alkenyl, and C3-C4 alkynyl;
each Rx is, independently of the other, selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C1-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, carboxylic acid, aminocarbonyl, C1-C4 aminocarbonyl and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
each Ry is, independently of the other, selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyloxy, C1-C4 alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4 haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, carboxylic acid, aminocarbonyl, C1-C4 aminocarbonyl and C3-C4 cycloalkyl which cycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or more Rz;
each Rz is, independently of the other, selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4-alkyl and C1-C4-haloalkyl;
wherein A is not butyl when either R4 or R5 is methyl;
and wherein R1 is not methyl when R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each hydrogen;
or salts or N-oxides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,791,740

ENHANCEMENT OF ANTIBIOTIC EFFICACY

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method of enhancing the antimicrobial activity of an antibiotic, the method comprising administering the antibiotic with a synthetic amphiphile to a bacterium that is resistant to the antibiotic,wherein the synthetic amphiphile comprises the general Formula 3:

wherein n is 1 and R1 is a C8-C12 linear alkyl,
wherein the synthetic amphiphile is administered at a concentration of half or less of its minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against the antibiotic resistant microbe as determined in the absence of the antibiotic,
wherein the antibiotic is tobramycin or tetracycline, and
wherein the antimicrobial activity of the antibiotic is increased by at least 10-fold by administration with the synthetic amphiphile.

US Pat. No. 10,791,739

BINARY COMPOSITIONS AS DISRUPTORS OF ORCO-MEDIATED ODORANT SENSING

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A method of disrupting odor sensing behavior in an organism having an ORco ion channel, comprising exposing the organism to a composition comprising:(a) a first compound having the structure:

wherein R5 is optionally substituted (?C6) heteroaryl; and
wherein R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, or cyclopropyl; and
(b) a second compound having the structure:

wherein each of R1a and R1b is independently hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C4 alkyl, or an alkyloxy carbonyl group; and
wherein R7 is optionally substituted and selected from monocyclic aryl, bicyclic aryl, monocyclic heteroaryl, bicyclic heteroaryl, and tricyclic heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,791,735

BIOFLAVONOID COATED MATERIALS

CITROX BIOSCIENCES LIMITE...

1. A sterile medical device comprising a plasma pre-treated, synthetic polymeric material having a bioflavonoid coating-applied onto a surface of the synthetic polymeric material, wherein the bioflavonoid content of the bioflavonoid coating comprises at least naringin and neohesperidin, wherein the bioflavonoid coating thickness is between 700 nm and 1300 nm, and wherein the average surface roughness of the bioflavonoid coating is between 600 nm and 1500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,791,734

INSECTICIDAL ACTIVE MIXTURES COMPRISING CARBOXAMIDE COMPOUND

BASF AGROCHEMICAL PRODUCT...

1. A pesticidal mixture comprising as active compounds1) at least one pesticidal active carboxamide compound I of formula (I):

or a salt thereof
and
2) at least one pesticidal active compound II selected from the group consisting of bifenthrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, and tefluthrin in synergistically effective amounts, wherein the active compound I of formula I and the active compound II are present in a weight ratio of from 20:1 to 1:100.

US Pat. No. 10,791,729

TREE STAND PLATFORM ASSEMBLY

1. A support assembly for standing on by person hunting from a tree, the support assembly being configured to be removably securable to a tree, the support assembly including:a platform having a perimeter edge, the perimeter edge including a front edge, a rear edge, a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge, the platform having a top surface, a bottom surface and an outer surface positioned between the top and bottom surfaces, the top surface being planar;
the first and second lateral edges each including:
a front section abutting the front edge; and
a rear section abutting the rear edge, the rear section including a toe receiver, the toe receiver being formed by a bend in the outer surface of the rear section, said bend forming an angle being less than 160° between portions of the outer surface extending away from an intersection of the bend defining the angle; and
a plurality of gripping protuberances extending outwardly away from the outer surface of each of the first and second lateral edges in a direction coplanar with the top surface, the gripping protuberances being positioned on each of the front and rear sections.

US Pat. No. 10,791,728

ELECTRONIC BAIT STATION MONITORING SYSTEM

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. An electronic bait monitoring system, comprising:a bait station comprising an enclosed housing defining an internal volume, wherein the internal volume is divided by a partition wall defining a main chamber and an electronics compartment;
the electronics compartment having a wireless communication module comprising a computer processor and transceiver;
the main chamber having a single access for a targeted type of pest and a bait access door;
a bait platform located within the main chamber the bait platform being spring mounted in a vertical direction; and
a bait monitoring sensor located within the main chamber that is communicatively coupled with the wireless communication module, the bait monitoring sensor comprising a contact switch that indicates a vertical position of the bait platform in discrete increments.

US Pat. No. 10,791,727

ACTIVE SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZATION AND PLUGGING AVOIDANCE OF SEED/FERTILIZER IN TRANSPORT CONDUCTS

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A process for distributing an agricultural particulate material as part of a crop production process having a pneumatic product delivery system associated with an agricultural implement comprising:providing a support unit associated with the agricultural implement, the transport unit movable on an agricultural field in a longitudinal direction;
supporting at least one product supply chamber on the transport unit which is movable with the transport unit;
providing a pair of product delivering booms extendable transversely, one to each unit side, each boom including a plurality of transversely extending conduits of varying lengths terminating in a product distribution nozzle;
providing an air flow source;
receiving air from the air flow source into a mixing chamber and receiving product from the supply chamber into the mixing chamber and providing an air entrained flow of particles from the mixing chamber to each transversely extending conduit;
fluidly communicating at least one conduit of the plurality of conduits via a pneumatic pressure source, the at least one conduit of the plurality of conduits located downstream of the mixing chamber;
monitoring product delivery and controlling implement operation via a controller;
determining a first pressure in at least one of the pluralityof conduits via at least one inlet pressure tap, and providing at least one outlet pressure tap in each conduit;
measuring a pressure differential and providing a pressure differential indication from the at least one conduit to the controller based on the first pressure at the at least one inlet pressure tap and a second pressure from the at least one outlet pressure tap located in the at least one conduit; and
initiating a corrective action via the controller based upon a predetermined pressure differential indication to slow the ground speed of the agricultural implement when a predetermined pressure differential threshold indicative of imminent conduit blockage in one or more conduits is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,791,726

MOSQUITO-KILLING DEVICE

1. A mosquito-killing device, characterized in that it comprises a casing and a control unit; the casing is provided with a first opening for mosquitoes and insects to enter; a carbon dioxide generating device, a fan and an electric grid are provided inside the casing; the control unit controls operation of the carbon dioxide generating device, the fan and the electric grid; the fan, the electric grid and the carbon dioxide generating device are arranged sequentially from top to bottom in the casing; the electric grid is positioned at an air outlet side of the fan; the first opening is positioned above an air inlet side of the fan; the electric grid comprises a body and a support; the support comprises a connecting frame and a conical stand which are connected with each other; the connecting frame is connected to the air outlet side of the fan; the body is provided on the conical stand; the conical stand is positioned at a lower side of the fan; a mosquito-passing opening is provided at a lower end of the conical stand.

US Pat. No. 10,791,725

ROD HOLDING ASSEMBLY

1. A rod holding assembly comprising:a panel configured for coupling to a chair, such as a boat seat, lawn chair, and a wheelchair, said panel being rigid;
a plurality of fasteners coupled to an upper face of said panel, each said fastener being configured for selectively coupling to a handle of a fishing pole for coupling the fishing pole to said panel;
a plurality of couplers coupled to said panel, each said coupler being configured for coupling to a cup for coupling the cup to said panel;
wherein said fasteners are positioned on said panel such that each said fastener is configured for selectively coupling to the handle of a respective fishing pole for coupling the respective fishing pole to said panel, wherein said couplers are positioned on said panel such that each said coupler is configured for coupling to a respective cup for coupling the respective cup to said panel;
a plurality of first holes positioned in said panel;
a plurality of second holes positioned in said panel;
wherein said first holes are positioned in said panel such that each said first hole is positioned for threadedly inserting a respective first screw through said first hole into a respective first penetration positioned in a base of the chair for coupling said panel to the base of the chair, wherein said second holes are positioned in said panel such that each said second hole is positioned for aligning with a respective second penetration positioned through a bracket coupled to a seat post of a boat such that said second hole and the respective second penetration are configured for threadedly inserting a respective second screw through the respective second penetration into said second hole for coupling said panel to the bracket;
said plurality of first holes comprising four said first holes positioned two apiece proximate to said first edge and said second edge of said panel such that each said first hole is positionable proximate to a respective corner of the base of the chair for aligning said first holes with the first penetrations positioned in the base; and
said plurality of second holes comprising four said second holes arrayed squarely around a center of said panel such that each said second hole is positionable proximate to a respective corner of the bracket for aligning said second holes with the second penetrations positioned in the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,791,724

FISHING REEL HAVING PINION SUPPORT STRUCTURE

DOYO ENGINEERING CO., LTD...

1. A fishing reel having a pinion support structure, the fishing reel comprising:a separable spool shaft provided such that opposite ends thereof are mounted axially between opposite side covers, and including a main shaft and a pinion shaft, the main shaft penetrating a spool and having a fastening pin and an accommodating portion at a first end portion of the main shaft, and the pinion shaft being separated from the first end portion of the main shaft and having a head portion at a second end portion of the pinion shaft, wherein the head portion is inserted into the accommodating portion and idles; and
a clutch means fitted over the pinion shaft and moved forward and backward in a longitudinal direction of the pinion shaft, and including a pinion which is provided with a stopper at a second end portion thereof to be engaged with the fastening pin, the pinion controlling rotation of the main shaft to be turned on and off, as the stopper is spaced apart from the accommodating portion and moved forward and backward in a backward state at which the pinion is in a clutch-off state,
wherein the pinion shaft has a smaller outer diameter than an inner diameter of the pinion, an outer circumferential surface of the pinion shaft and an inner circumferential surface of the pinion are in non-contact with each other, and
the fishing reel further comprises:
a support means provided at the spool shaft, and supporting the pinion by being in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the pinion only in a forward state at which the pinion is in clutch-on state; and
a first support member continuously supporting the pinion by being in contact with an outer circumferential surface of one end portion of the pinion.

US Pat. No. 10,791,723

COMBINATION SPINNING REEL SEAT HANDLE SYSTEM

1. A combination spinning reel seat and handle system (10) configured to mount a spinning reel (100) on a blank (99), said system (10), comprising:a. a reel seat body (12) configured to be selectively mounted near the proximal end of a blank (99), said reel seat body (12) includes a front section (13), a rear section (15), a curved upper surface (16), a lower concave surface (20), a front bore (13) formed on said front section (13) and a rear bore (16) formed on said rear section (15), said front section (13) includes a front slot (18) configured to receive a front foot (106) on a spinning reel (100), said rear section (15) includes a rear slot (19) configured to receive a rear foot (108) on a spinning reel 100, said rear section (15) includes a rear cavity (32) configured to communicate with said rear slot (19), extending from said rear cavity (32) is a rearward extending neck (34) with a center bore (36) formed therein that is axially aligned with said front bore (14) and said rear bore (16), said neck (34)includes external threads (35);
b. a cylindrical nut 50 that includes a cylindrical body (52) with a longitudinally aligned bore (54) formed therein, said cylindrical body (52) configured to extend into said rear cavity (32) when said cylindrical body (52) is axially aligned with said neck (34), said cylindrical body (52) includes internal threads (58) said internal threads (58) configured to mesh with said external threads (35) on said seat body (12); and
c. whereby a blank (99) is inserted into said front bore (14) and into said rear bore (16) on said seat body (12) and into said bore (54) formed on said cylindrical body (52), and a stem (102) on a spinning reel (100) is positioned below said concave lower surface (20) and feet (106), (108) on said stem (102) are inserted into said front slot (18) and said rear slot (16), and said nut (50) is then aligned with said neck (34) and moved longitudinally and into said rear cavity (32), said internal threads (58) mesh with said external threads (35) on said neck (34) and forces said cylindrical nut (50) against said rear foot (108) on said spinning reel (100) to hold said spinning reel (100) on said seat body (12).

US Pat. No. 10,791,720

CORAL NURSERY BASED ON OVERGROWTH OF A TENSIONED LINE

1. A method for promoting propagule overgrowth for fouling organism hinderance comprising the steps of:deploying a propagule support line comprising a plurality of encircling loops for receiving and securing one or more living nursery propagules;
attaching a buoy, to a first end of the propagule support line, to provide buoyancy;
attaching a negatively buoyant anchoring arrangement, to a second end of the propagule support line, to provide a mass for providing, in combination with the buoy, a constant tension on the propagule support line;
receiving and encircling a first living nursery propagule, of the one or more living nursery propagules, by a first encircling loop, of the plurality of encircling loops, the first living nursery propagule secured within first encircling loop by the tensioning of the support line;
wherein the propagule support line is operable to be engulfed by an overgrowth of target organisms' tissues to provide an antifoulant treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,791,717

POULTRY COOP CARRIAGE AND RAIL SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

1. A poultry coop carriage and rail system comprising:a first rail disposed on a surface of the ground having a concave upper surface; and
a poultry coop having a bottom and a first wheel assembly comprising at least one wheel on the bottom of the poultry coop,
wherein the at least one wheel of the first wheel assembly has a convex surface for rolling on the concave upper surface of the first rail.

US Pat. No. 10,791,716

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MONITORING THE BEHAVIOR, HEALTH, AND/OR CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ANIMAL

1. A method for monitoring the behavior of an animal, the method comprising:detecting, with a sensor, a presence of the animal;
measuring, with a measuring device, a characteristic of the animal when the presence of the animal is detected;
storing the measured characteristic of the animal on a storage device;
calculating derived data from the measured characteristic, wherein at least a portion of the derived data is selected from the group consisting of (i) an average rate of food consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, (ii) a maximum rate of food consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, (iii) a minimum rate of food consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, (iv) an average rate of water consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, (v) a maximum rate of water consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, (vi) a minimum rate of water consumption expressed in weight of food consumed per unit of time, and (vii) combinations thereof;
comparing at least one of the measured characteristic or the derived data to stored threshold alert data; and
sending, via a network, an alert associated with the animal to be displayed on a remote display device when the measured characteristic or the derived data exceeds the threshold alert data.

US Pat. No. 10,791,715

TRACKING DEVICE

1. A tracking device for tracking a location of the tracking device via a computer network, and for receiving an identification tag, the tracking device comprising:a buckle body that includes an interlocking portion that enables the buckle body to be removably jointed with a mating body, the buckle body further including an internal chamber;
a front surface of the buckle body having a planar tag receiving area surrounded by a frame that is shaped to receive an identification tag; and
electronics positioned within the internal chamber, the electronics comprising a printed circuit board mounted on and operably connected with a battery that is sized and shaped to fit securely and snugly into the internal chamber, so there is minimal movement therebetween, the printed circuit board comprising a computer processor, computer memory, an accelerometer, and a transceiver for communicating with the computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,791,714

CLASP

Michael Neville Waters, ...

1. A clasp, comprising:a body defining at least one passageway extending at least partially therethrough; and
a pair of engagement portions pivotally mounted across the body and configured to engage, via a biasing force, an object located in the at least one passageway, wherein
each engagement portion of the pair of engagement portions is independently pivotally mounted across the body and is independently configured to pivot relative to the other engagement portion of the pair of engagement portions,
a first of the pair of engagement portions is located and is pivotally mounted closer to an inlet end of the passageway and a second of the at least one pair of engagement portions is located and is pivotally mounted closer to an outlet end of the passageway,
a pair of pivot pins,
a first of the pair of pivot pins pivotally connecting the first of the pair of engagement portions to the body, the first of the pair of engagement portions including a first bore receiving and retaining the first of the pair of pivot pins,
a second of the pair of pivot pins pivotally connecting the second of the pair of engagement portions to the body, the second of the pair of engagement portions including a second bore receiving and retaining the second of the pair of pivot pins,
a biasing member configured to provide the biasing force having a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, the first portion extending around the first pivot pin, the second portion extending around the second pivot pin, and the third portion extending between the first and second pivot pins, and the third portion connecting the first and second portions together, and
the clasp further comprises an actuation portion, the actuation portion comprising an abutment portion in operable communication with the pair of engagement portions such that actuation of the actuation portion results in the abutment portion exerting a force on the pair of engagement portions and causes the pair of engagement portions to independently pivot relative to the actuation portion to disengage from the object against the biasing force.

US Pat. No. 10,791,713

STRAPLESS ANIMAL CHASTITY METHODS AND DEVICES

1. A strapless animal chastity method for maintaining chastity of a female animal, comprising:obtaining a strapless animal chastity device having a device panel and at least one adhesive strip on the device panel;
applying the at least one adhesive strip on the device panel against the hind section below the tail and the anus of the animal;
deploying the device panel from the at least one adhesive strip in a downward, covering or shielding configuration over the genital area on the animal;
maintaining the device panel in the downward, covering or shielding configuration by weighting the device panel of the animal chastity device; and
wherein the weighting the device panel of the animal chastity device comprises providing at least one weight loop in the device panel and providing at least one weight in the at least one weight loop.

US Pat. No. 10,791,712

PET NAIL CLIPPER

Alexandre Contreras, Hom...

1. A pet nail clipper comprising:a first arm comprising a first handle portion and a first cutting portion comprising a first blade;
a second arm comprising a second handle portion and a second cutting portion comprising a second blade, wherein the second handle portion includes a gripping portion and has a receptacle bracket that extends laterally out from the second handle portion forward of the gripping portion;
a pivot bolt pivotally attaching the first arm and the second arm together in between the first and second handle portions and the first and second cutting portions; and
a receptacle secured within the receptacle bracket wherein the receptacle has an entrance designed to receive a pet's nail into a styptic substance contained within the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,791,711

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROTECTING SURFACES FROM PET-CAUSED DAMAGE

PEACHTREE PET LLC, Atlan...

1. A method of discouraging pets from resting on a seating portion of a piece of furniture, the method comprising:providing at least two surface protectors stacked relative to one another in a fully overlapped configuration, each of the at least two surface protectors comprising:
(i) a rigid planar base portion having a defined perimeter surrounding the rigid planar base portion and defining a top surface and a bottom surface; and
(ii) a plurality of protrusions extending away from the top surface of the rigid planar base, wherein the plurality of protrusions are spaced on the top surface of the rigid planar base such that an animal paw does not fit between the plurality of protrusions, wherein the plurality of protrusions collectively define an irregular surface that discourages pets from resting on the top surface of the planar base portion;
separating a first surface protector and a second surface protector of the at least two surface protectors relative to one another, such that the first and second surface protectors are no longer in the fully overlapped configuration;
positioning the first surface protector on a first section of the seating portion of the piece of furniture;
positioning the second surface protector on a second section of the seating portion of the piece of furniture, the first and second sections at least partially overlapping one another such that the rigid planar base portion of the second surface protector partially overlaps the rigid planar base portion of the first surface protector; and
connecting the first surface protector and the second surface protector such that a first subset of the plurality of protrusions of the first surface protector extend above the top surface of the planar base portion of the second surface protector and a second subset of the plurality of protrusions of the first surface protector are positioned outside of the defined perimeter of the second surface protector.

US Pat. No. 10,791,710

SCENT TRAINING ASSEMBLY

1. An assembly for scent training an animal, said assembly comprising:a bowl body comprising at least one side wall and a base defining a food receiving trough region,
a raised scent distribution column extending from said base, wherein said food receiving trough region surrounds said raised scent distribution column,
said raised scent distribution column comprising an at least partially hollow interior portion defined by at least one wall and a top surface, said top surface comprising a plurality of scent distribution holes disposed there through, and
a scent pod removably retained within said at least partially hollow interior portion of said scent distribution column, said scent pod comprising a pocket with an at least partially open top communicative with said plurality of scent distribution holes disposed on said top surface of said raised scent distribution column, wherein a scent will naturally permeate from within said pocket of said scent pod and through said plurality of holes disposed on said top surface of said raised scent distribution column.

US Pat. No. 10,791,709

GROOMING SOCK FOR ANIMALS

1. A grooming sock for placement on the paw of an animal to prevent the animal's long paw hair or fur from being caught or tangled in a rotary grooming tool during trimming of the animal's nails, the grooming sock comprising:a bottom layer formed of mesh fabric material having a plurality of adjacent openings and a mesh size in the range of from about 3 mm to about 7 mm mesh, said bottom layer having a contiguous U-shaped perimeter with a contiguous straight end, an opposed semicircular end, and laterally opposed sides;
a top layer formed of non-mesh fabric material having a contiguous U-shaped perimeter with a contiguous straight end, an opposed semicircular end, and laterally opposed sides;
said mesh bottom layer said top layer sewn together along their said semicircular end and laterally opposed sides, respectively, to define an interior having an open end;
said interior configured to receive and accommodate the paw of the animal with said top layer of non-mesh fabric material covering a top portion of the paw, said bottom layer of mesh fabric material covering a bottom portion of the paw, and said plurality of openings of said recited mesh size of said mesh fabric material allowing each of the animal's nails to pass through selected openings, respectively, and simultaneously retain the long paw hair or fur surrounding the nails within said interior to prevent the surrounding paw hair or fur from being caught or tangled in the rotary grooming tool during trimming of the animal's nails; and
at least one loop secured at one end to a lateral side edge of said grooming sock of sufficient length to wrap around said sock and the animal's paw to secure said sock in place on the animal's paw during the trimming operation.

US Pat. No. 10,791,708

METHOD SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FINISH TIME AND RANKING OF ANIMALS IN COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Lip Chip, LLC, Austin, T...

1. A method for determining which animal reached a finish line first, comprising:Installing a first tag in a nose of a first animal;
Transmitting a first location signal from said first tag;
Installing a second tag in a nose of a second animal;
Transmitting a second location signal from said second tag;
Receiving said first location signal and said second location signal; and
Determining which of said first tag and said second tag reached said finish line first.

US Pat. No. 10,791,707

FEEDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING NON-HUMAN ANIMALS

LELY PATENT N.V., Maassl...

1. A feeding system to feed non-human animals, comprising:a first autonomous mobile device; and
a second autonomous mobile device,
wherein the first autonomous mobile device includes:
a feed holder to receive feed through a first opening;
a feed mixer to mix the received feed;
a feed dispenser configured to dispense feed to the second autonomous mobile device through a second opening spaced from the first opening;
a control system for controlling the first autonomous mobile device and the second autonomous mobile device, the control system receiving a feed request from the second autonomous mobile device and sending a command to the first autonomous mobile device to deliver feed to the second autonomous mobile device after receiving the feed request from the second autonomous mobile device; and
a feed storage location, a feed discharge location and a feed preparation device,
wherein the feed preparation device is configured to deliver feed from the feed storage location to the feed discharge location to fill the first autonomous mobile device,
wherein the second autonomous mobile device includes a feed holder to receive feed from the first autonomous mobile device, and
wherein the second autonomous mobile device is smaller than the first autonomous device.

US Pat. No. 10,791,706

DOUBLE TANK MILK SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS

1. A double tank milk supply system, for providing a continuous supply of milk or a milk product, the double tank milk supply system comprising:a pair of tanks, the pair of tanks having a first tank and a second tank, each tank configured to hold a sequence of fluids including: a milk product, a hot cleaning solution, and a cold water wash;
a valve system, configured to independently control each of: the sequence of fluids exiting the first tank, and the sequence of fluids exiting the second tank;
an automatic empty system, which automatically configures the valve system to dispense the milk product from the second tank when the first tank is empty, and to dispense the milk product from the first tank when the second tank is empty, thereby providing continuous dispensing of the milk product;
a cooling system, which independently and alternately cools the first tank and then the second tank;
an automatic washing system, which automatically washes the first tank when the first tank is empty, and which automatically washes the second tank when the second tank is empty;
an agitation system, which independently agitates the milk product in the first tank, and independently agitates the milk product in the second tank;
a wash pump to pump out the hot cleaning solution from a set of outgoing washing pipes;
a tank insulation layer, configured to provide thermal insulation for the first tank and for the second tank;
a data input and display device configured to accept a user's input data, and to display operational information; and
a cabinet, which encloses at least the pair of tanks.

US Pat. No. 10,791,705

AIR CUSHION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING LAMENESS AND WEIGHT MONITORING

1. An air cushion device for determining lameness and total weight management in animals, the device comprising:a plurality of air cushions, each air cushion including a top member and a bottom member connected by an airtight seal between the top member and the bottom member along a perimeter of the air cushion, each air cushion further includes an expandable air pocket formed in the air cushion by the airtight seal, wherein each air cushion is configured to receive at least a portion of an animal on the top member, further wherein the expandable air pocket of each air cushion is connected to an incoming air line and a data air line;
a plurality of incoming air lines, each incoming air line connected to the expandable air pocket of one of the plurality of air cushions, wherein the incoming air lines supply each air cushion with a supply of air to inflate each air cushion; and
a plurality of data air lines, each data air line connected to the expandable air pocket of one of the plurality of air cushions, wherein the data air lines supply a force being exerted on each of the plurality of air cushions once the air cushions are inflated.

US Pat. No. 10,791,704

PET CARRYING BAG FOR INSTALLATION TO A BICYCLE HANDLE BAR

Xiamen Sunnypet Products ...

1. A pet carrying bag made of flexible material, comprising:a body having a rigid back board and a rigid bottom board embedded inside the flexible material;
two first tie bands extending from the right and left sides of the body, each of said first tie band further having a first fixed end and a first moving end, wherein a first insertion prong is formed at the distal tip of said first moving end;
two first insertion shells are formed on the right and left sides of the body, each of said first insertion shell is made to receive a first insertion prong;
at least one second tie band having two second moving ends, each of said second moving end further having a second insertion prong, wherein the second tie band has sufficient length to loop around a bicycle handle bar or a vertical turn rod of a bicycle;
two second insertion shells on the right and left sides of the back of the body, each of said second insertion shell is made to receive a second insertion prong;
a cling band is made on the back of the body for slidably receiving said at least one second tie band; and,
a support ring is made around the top edge of said body, propping up a top netting with a central opening the size of which can be controlled by a pull cord.