US Pat. No. 10,188,333

CALIBRATION TECHNIQUES FOR A CONTINUOUS ANALYTE SENSOR

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A system for continuous glucose sensing, the system comprising:an implantable continuous glucose sensor configured to generate sensor data associated with glucose concentration in a host; and
sensor electronics configured to:
apply a voltage to the implantable continuous glucose sensor at a first setting,
switch the voltage applied to the implantable continuous glucose sensor to a second setting, wherein the first setting is different from the second setting,
measure a signal response of the electrochemical glucose sensor responsive to a change in the voltage applied, wherein the signal response is associated with a sensitivity change of the implantable continuous glucose sensor,
calibrate the sensor data, wherein the calibrating accounts for the sensitivity change, and
generate at least one glucose concentration value based on the calibrated sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,188,332

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SENSING GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVE...

1. A system for sensing glucose concentration, the system comprising:a light source configured to generate a light beam;
a polarization state generator configured to receive the light beam, wherein the polarization state generator comprises a modulator for changing a polarization of the light beam, and the light beam passing the modulator is emitted to a biological tissue;
a polarization state analyzer configured to receive the light beam reflected from the biological tissue; and
a controlling module configured to transmit an electrical signal to the modulator, wherein the electrical signal has n sampling points which correspond to n polarizations of the light beam respectively, the n polarizations are different from each other, and n is a positive integer greater than or equal to 4,
wherein for each of the n sampling points, the controlling module calculates a Stokes vector according to the light beam received by the polarization state analyzer,
wherein the controlling module calculates a Mueller matrix according to the Stokes vectors corresponding to the n sampling points, and calculates at least one parameter according to the Mueller matrix, wherein the at least one parameter comprises a depolarization index or an optical rotation angle,
wherein the controlling module calculates a glucose concentration corresponding to the biological tissue according to the at least one parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,188,328

NON-INVASIVE BIOLIPID CONCENTRATION METER, NON-INVASIVE BIOLIPID METABOLISM MEASURING DEVICE, NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR MEASURING BIOLIPID CONCENTRATION, AND NON-INVASIVE METHOD FOR EXAMINING BIOLIPID METABOLISM

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A non-invasive biolipid concentration measuring device configured to non-invasively measure a blood lipid concentration in a living body, the non-invasive biolipid concentration measuring device comprising:an irradiator configured to emit consecutive light through the living body, the light having a light intensity and wavelength being either 580 nm to 1400 nm or 1500 nm to 1860 nm, toward an irradiation position;
a light intensity detector configured to receive, detect and measure light emitted from the irradiator, the light intensity detector being disposed at a detection position separated by a given distance from the irradiation position, the light intensity detector detecting and measuring the light intensity of the light at the detection position;
a scattering coefficient calculator configured to calculate a light scattering coefficient based on the light intensity detected by the light intensity detector; and
a lipid concentration calculator configured to calculate the blood lipid concentration based on the light scattering coefficient calculated by the scattering coefficient calculator,
wherein, regardless of whether an absorption coefficient is known or unknown, the scattering coefficient calculator calculates a light scattering coefficient of the living body from a gradient of a line obtained by linearizing an attenuation rate of the light intensity with respect to the irradiation-detection distance between the irradiation position and the light intensity detector, and
the scattering coefficient calculator calculates scattering coefficient ?s? by applying light intensity R (?) detected by the light intensity detector and the irradiation-detection distance ? into Expression (1) and Expression (2)

where ?a represents the absorption coefficient, ?eff represents an effective attenuation coefficient, and S0 represents the light intensity of light emitted by the irradiator.

US Pat. No. 10,188,324

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a shock sensor;
processing circuitry configured to, for each of plural shock events,
receive input data from the shock sensor which outputs data defining a respective shock event,
receive time-series data output from a motion sensor that senses motion of an object, the shock sensor having a greater dynamic range in acceleration than the motion sensor,
set a length of a pre-shock portion of a target segment of the time-series data as a length of the longest pre-shock portion among plural predetermined motion patterns,
set a length of a post-shock portion of the target segment as a length of the longest post-shock portion among the plural predetermined motion patterns,
identify the target segment according to the defined respective shock event and the set lengths of the pre-shock portion and the post-shock portion,
identify an impact position on the object, and
identify the motion of the object as one of the plural predetermined motion patterns based on the identified target segment of the time-series data and a stored dictionary defining each of the plural predetermined motion patterns; and
a display configured to notify a user of the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and display an impact position indicator on the object which is in an orientation corresponding to an actual orientation of the object at a time of impact based on the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and the identified impact position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,319

METHOD OF PRODUCING A FOOT ORTHOTIC THROUGH 3D PRINTING USING FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS AND MATERIAL HARDNESS AND/OR STRUCTURE TO UNLOAD FOOT PRESSURE

AETREX WORLDWIDE, INC., ...

1. A method for 3D-printing an orthotic or insole, the method comprising:receiving pressure-point data or information of a foot using a pressure-analysis device;
generating 3D printer input data or information for configuring a 3D printing device to print the orthotic or insole comprising a plurality of compression cells at particular locations of the orthotic or insole correlated to locations represented by the pressure-point data or information of the foot, each compression cell having a physical structure or material adapted to produce an underfoot pressure response based on a measured pressure at a corresponding location represented by the pressure-point data or information; and
causing the 3D printing device to print the orthotic or insole based on the generated 3D printer input data or information.

US Pat. No. 10,188,318

BREATH DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Invoy Holdings, LLC, Ali...

1. A mouthpiece for use with a portable electronic analyzer for detecting an analyte in a breath sample from an individual, the mouthpiece comprising:a biosensor that detects the analyte and generates a signal, the biosensor including a chemically active area where a chemical reaction takes place;
a processor, the processor configured to communicate with the biosensor;
a hydration system that is activated by the processor and then causes a plunger to release a liquid to the chemically active area of the biosensor to at least one of enhance, enable, and facilitate the chemical reaction;
a liquid sensor that determines if the liquid was delivered to the chemically active area, the liquid sensor configured to communicate with one or more of the biosensor, the processor, and the hydration system; and
hardware that transmits breath analyte data to the electronic analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,188,317

MEASURING RESPIRATORY MECHANICS PARAMETERS USING PERTURBATIONS

1. A system for measuring one or more respiratory parameters comprising:an airflow perturbation device comprising:
a perturbation mechanism to periodically alter air flow resistance in a pathway at a plurality of different perturbation frequencies, wherein the perturbation mechanism includes an air flow path, an obstruction element disposed in the air flow path, and an actuator coupled to the obstruction element to control the obstruction element to obstruct air flow;
a pneumotachometer comprising a flow sensor to measure airflow in the pathway; and
a pressure sensor to measure a pressure in the pathway; and
a computing system comprising at least one processor configured to:
control the perturbation mechanism to operate at each of the plurality of different perturbation frequencies in succession;
receive data from the flow sensor and pressure sensor and determine a ratio of pressure changes to flow changes induced by the airflow perturbation device at each of the plurality of different perturbation frequencies to form a dataset of resistance of a respiratory system at each of the plurality of different perturbation frequencies; and
determine at least one respiratory parameter based on variations in the resistance over the different perturbation frequencies by fitting a curve defined by the resistance at each of the different perturbation frequencies to a predicted frequency dependence curve indicating contributions of respiratory parameters to resistance, wherein the at least one respiratory parameter includes a compliance of the respiratory system.

US Pat. No. 10,188,315

INSERTION SYSTEM HAVING INSERTION PORTION AND INSERTION MEMBER

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An insertion system comprising:an insertion portion including at least a grasp portion and an insertion channel passing inside the insertion portion from a proximal end of the insertion portion to a distal end of the insertion portion, the insertion portion being configured to be inserted into a specimen;
an insertion member configured to be inserted into an insertion hole of the insertion channel on a side of the proximal end of the insertion portion, and projected from a side of the distal end of the insertion portion to extend into the specimen;
an optical pattern provided on an outer circumferential surface of the insertion member;
a first sensor disposed in the insertion hole of the insertion portion, the first sensor being configured to read the optical pattern of the insertion member inserted in the insertion channel and to detect an insertion amount of the inserted insertion member and a rotation amount of the insertion member around its central axis in the insertion portion; and
a processor comprising hardware, the processor being configured to calculate, from a detection result by the first sensor, the insertion amount, the rotation amount, and a position and a shape of a distal end of the insertion member inserted through the insertion channel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,312

DETECTING HEAD DEVICE FOR CAPACITIVELY MEASURING AN ACUPUNCTURE POINT FREQUENCY OF A HUMAN BODY

1. A detecting head device for capacitively measuring an acupuncture point frequency of a human body, comprising:a contact head, which comprises a first terminal (1,1?) that contacts with an acupuncture point (P2) of the human body to obtain a capacitance value CH of the acupuncture point (P2) and a second, terminal (2,2?) that is grounded;
an internal oscillator, which comprises an inductor L1 and a capacitor C2, and is configured to generate oscillations of a predetermined internal oscillation frequency F1 when the contact head does not contact the acupuncture point (P2) of the human body, and to generate oscillations of an oscillation frequency F2 when the contact head contacts the acupuncture point (P2) of the human body;
an electronic counter, which is connected to the internal oscillator and is configured to calculate the internal oscillation frequency F1; and
an external interrupt service routine (ISR), being connected to the electronic counter, in which when the contact head contacts with the acupuncture point (P2) of the human body, the external ISR-receives an acupuncture point frequency signal of the contacted human body and calculates, in combination with the internal oscillator producing the oscillation, a frequency F2 of the contacted acupuncture point of the human body based on the capacitance value CH of the acupuncture point (P2) of the human body as well as an inductance value of the inductor L1 and a capacitance value of the capacitor C1 of the internal oscillator, using mathematical formulas shown as follows:
and
wherein the inductor L1 and the capacitor C2 are oscillatory elements of the internal oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,188,311

DEVICE TO REDUCE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

1. A device for reducing traumatic brain injury, the device comprising:a first sensor coupled to a head component configured to measure a motion value of a user's head as a result of motion of the head component and to generate a sequence of real-time measured samples;
a linkage element configured to connect the head component to a body component, the linkage element switchable between a first state in which the linkage element is relatively flexible and a second state in which the linkage element is relatively rigid based upon a locking signal; and
a processing element configured to receive the measured samples,
calculate a plurality of dynamic concussion thresholds, each dynamic concussion threshold associated with one of a plurality of sequential, time-based array cells, each array cell including a mean of historically-collected measured samples and a standard deviation of historically-collected measured samples from the first sensor, such that each dynamic concussion threshold is calculated as a sum of the mean and the standard deviation for the associated array cell,
compare a first measured sample to a first dynamic concussion threshold, a second measured sample to a second dynamic concussion threshold, and so forth in sequence, and
generate the locking signal when each one of a predetermined number of successive measured samples is greater than the corresponding successive dynamic concussion thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,188,306

CARDIAC POTENTIAL DETECTION DEVICE AND CARDIAC POTENTIAL DETECTION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A cardiac potential detection device for detecting R-waves from an electrocardiographic waveform, the cardiac potential detection device comprising:a plurality of electrodes;
a detector configured to detect an input voltage applied from the plurality of electrodes; and
a control unit configured to:
identify an R-wave candidate based on an R-wave detection threshold and a peak in the input voltage,
determine whether an absolute value of the input voltage is smaller than a predetermined threshold;
when the control unit determines that the absolute value of the input voltage has exceeded the predetermined threshold, calculate a detection-suspension period based on a time at which the input voltage exceeded the predetermined threshold, and suspend identifying of an R-wave candidate in the detection-suspension period, and
in a period excluding the detection-suspension period, identify the R-wave candidate as an R-wave when the input voltage does not exceed the predetermined threshold in a period from the R-wave candidate peak until a predetermined time expires.

US Pat. No. 10,188,305

LOCATING J-POINTS IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNALS

1. A method for locating a J-point in a cardiac cycle waveform, the method being implemented by one or more data processors forming part of at least one computing device, the method comprising:receiving electrocardiogram (ECG) data derived from an ECG electrode set affixed to a patient, the ECG data comprising a sequence of cardiac cycle waveforms that each correspond to a single cardiac cycle, each waveform comprising a series of samples;
locating, for each cardiac cycle waveform, an R-peak, an S-peak, and a T-peak;
calculating, for each cardiac cycle waveform, a Euclidian distance between the R-Peak and each of a plurality of samples within a window of samples;
locating a J-point for each cardiac cycle waveform by identifying, as a location of the J-point in the cardiac cycle waveform, a sample from among the plurality of samples having the shortest Euclidian distance to the R-peak; and
determining a physical state of the patient based on the J-point located in at least one cardiac cycle waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,188,295

INTEGRATED SENSOR NETWORK METHODS AND SYSTEMS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method comprising:processing sensor data from a plurality of motion sensors and a bed sensor deployed in a living unit for a first time period to establish a frame of reference for an activity pattern by a person residing in the living unit, wherein the activity pattern frame of reference represents a health condition of a person residing in the living unit, wherein the processed sensor data for the first time period comprises a plurality of data values corresponding to a plurality of subintervals within the first time period, wherein each subinterval data value represents (1) a total number of sensor hits during that subinterval of the first time period or (2) a total time for sensor firings during that subinterval of the first time period, and wherein the activity pattern frame of reference comprises a statistical value about the subinterval data values over the first time period;
computing a standard deviation for the processed sensor data over the first time period based on the subinterval data values;
defining a statistical parameter threshold, wherein the statistical parameter threshold comprises a defined number of the standard deviations;
processing additional sensor data from the plurality of motion sensors and the bed sensor deployed in the living unit for a second time period, the second time period occurring after the first time period;
computing a value for the activity pattern for the second time period based on the processed additional sensor data, the computed activity pattern value of the second time period also representing a health condition of the person, wherein the computed activity pattern value comprises (1) data about a total number of sensor hits during the second time period if the activity pattern frame of reference is based on the total number of sensor hits during the first time period or (2) data about a total time for sensor firings during the second time period if the activity pattern frame of reference is based on the total time for sensor firings during the first time period;
comparing the computed activity pattern value with the activity pattern frame of reference and the defined statistical parameter threshold to determine whether the computed activity pattern value deviates from the activity pattern frame of reference by more than the defined number of the standard deviations;
generating an alert based on a determination that the computed activity pattern value deviates from the activity pattern frame of reference by more than the defined number of standard deviations;
receiving a feedback response to the alert, the feedback response including feedback regarding clinical relevance of the alert; and
adjusting the defined number of the standard deviations for the statistical parameter threshold to a different defined number of the standard deviations based on the feedback response to the alert.

US Pat. No. 10,188,294

ADAPTER FOR RETINAL IMAGING USING A HAND HELD COMPUTER

Verana Health, Inc., San...

1. An adapter configured to engage with a hand held computer device with a camera having an optical axis comprising:an anterior adapter portion comprising: a body, a clamp configured to engage with the hand held computer device at a first location and a second location, a lens holder engaged with a macro lens movable between a first position in the optical axis of the camera and a second position outside of the optical axis of the camera, an adjustable light source with a light axis parallel to a macro lens optical axis, a third engagement surface configured to slidably engage with the hand held computer device at a third location, and a complementary surface of the body configured to reversibly engage with a base section of a posterior portion, wherein the clamp defines an axis and the body of the anterior adapter portion is configured to move along the axis of the clamp; and
the posterior portion comprising: the base section configured to reversibly engage with the complementary surface of the body of the anterior adapter portion, a telescoping section movable relative to the base section, and a lens holder engaged with a distal end of the telescoping section configured to removably engage with an ophthalmoscopy lens, the base section configured to removably engage with the body of the anterior adapter portion to form an optical axis between the ophthalmoscopy lens and the camera of the hand held computer device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,290

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING MOTION

StereoVision Imaging, Inc...

1. A system for determining motion of a target, the system comprising:a video imaging system configured to capture a plurality of images of the target;
a lidar system configured to generate a range measurement and a Doppler velocity measurement for each of a plurality of points on the target; and
a processor configured to:
determine, from the plurality of images of the target, at least one first aspect of motion of the target based on the plurality of images of the target,
determine, from the range measurement and the Doppler velocity measurement for each of the plurality of points on the target, at least one second aspect of motion of the target, wherein the at least one first aspect of motion of the target is orthogonal to the at least one second aspect of motion of the target, and
combine the at least one first aspect of motion of the target determined from the plurality of images of the target and the at least one second aspect of motion of the target determined from the range measurement and the Doppler velocity measurement for each of the plurality of points on the target to determine the motion of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,188,289

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LENSED AND LENSLESS OPTICAL SENSING

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A system for tracking movement of an eye, the system comprising:an array of photoelements;
a grating to collect light reflected from the eye, the grating having a point spread function that focuses light from a point-source to a pattern spatially distributed across non-adjacent ones of the photoelements; and
a processor coupled to the array of photoelements to compute a location of the point source from features of the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,188,288

INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION USING A HOLOGRAPHIC ELEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A light-based information system, comprising:a first holographic element positioned to refract light, at a first one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths, incident from an environment, wherein the first one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths correspond to a refraction on a first concave side of a first surface constructed according to a curvature of a first rotationally symmetrical ellipsoid;
an optical scanning device positioned to detect the refracted light from the first holographic element and to generate a perceived field of vision;
an optical projection device positioned to receive the perceived field of vision and to produce a modified perceived field of vision; and
a second holographic element positioned to refract the modified perceived field of vision, at a second one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths, so as to generate an optical output, wherein the second one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths correspond to a refraction on a second concave side of a second surface constructed according to a curvature of a second rotationally symmetrical ellipsoid.

US Pat. No. 10,188,284

TEAR-FILM SENSING EYE-MOUNTABLE DEVICE

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. An eye-mountable device, comprising:an enclosure shaped to be removably mounted over a cornea of an eye of a user;
a tear-film sensor system, including at least a first pair and a second pair of tear-film-sensitive sensors to measure an impedance across the eye-mountable device associated with a tear-film of the eye when the eye-mountable device is mounted on the eye of the user, wherein the tear-film sensor system is configured to alternately output a first and a second alternating current (AC) signal to measure the impedance, wherein the first AC signal is between the first pair of the tear-film-sensitive sensors disposed on opposite sides of the eye-mountable device from one another, and wherein the second AC signal is between the second pair of the tear-film-sensitive sensors disposed on opposite sides of the eye-mountable device from one another; and
a controller disposed within the enclosure and coupled to the tear-film sensor system, wherein the controller includes instructions that when executed by the controller causes the eye-mountable device to perform operations including:
monitoring the impedance across the eye-mountable device based, at least in part, on the alternately outputted first and second AC signals, wherein the impedance is influenced by the tear-film of the eye and an orientation of the eye; and
determining a gaze direction of the eye based, at least in part, on the impedance and, in response to changes in the impedance, actively controlling circuitry disposed in the eye-mountable device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,281

PROGRAMMABLE MULTISPECTRAL ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR SURGERY AND VISUALIZATION OF LIGHT-SENSITIVE TISSUES

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. An observation system for viewing light-sensitive tissue, comprising:an illumination system;
an imaging system arranged to be in an optical path of light from said light-sensitive tissue upon being illuminated by said illumination system, said imaging system comprising an optical detector and a data processing system; and
an image display system in communication with said imaging system to display an image of a portion of said light-sensitive tissue,
wherein said illumination system comprises a light source and a light source controller constructed and arranged to control at least one of a spectral composition and intensity of light that illuminates said light-sensitive tissue;
wherein said light source controller causes said light source to illuminate said light-sensitive tissue with light having a reduced amount of light at wavelengths that are harmful to said light-sensitive tissue relative to a white light spectrum,
wherein said imaging system is configured to image at least a portion of said light-sensitive tissue upon being illuminated by said illumination system by applying a color boost model to compensate for said reduced amount of light at wavelengths that are harmful to said light-sensitive tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,188,280

TISSUE SEPARATION, EQUALIZATION, ERADICATION AND REGENERATION DEVICES AND METHODS

1. A tissue separation and equalization device, comprising:a generally elongated tissue insertion member having an elongated cannula wall including a distal cannula end and a cannula interior, the distal cannula end closing the cannula interior;
at least one tissue separating member opening in the tissue insertion member, the at least one tissue separating member opening disposed in fluid communication with the cannula interior;
at least one elongated tissue separating member having at least one flexible or bendable expansion segment, respectively, extending longitudinally within the cannula interior of the tissue insertion member generally adjacent to the at least one tissue separating member opening, respectively, the at least one tissue separating member opening and the cannula interior forming a continuous flow path; and
a driving mechanism engaging the at least one tissue separating member and operable to displace the at least one tissue separating member within the tissue insertion member and expand or buckle the at least one expansion segment outwardly from the tissue insertion member through the at least one tissue separating member opening, respectively, an entire volume of the cannula interior disposed in fluid communication with an exterior of the tissue insertion member through the at least one tissue separating member opening.

US Pat. No. 10,188,279

DISPOSABLE, SELF-CONTAINED LARYNGOSCOPE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Adroit Surgical, LLC, Ok...

1. A laryngoscope comprising:a tube having an outer surface, an inner surface, a distal end and a proximate end defining a lumen there through, said tube having a longitudinal channel positioned about the circumference of said tube and extending from the outer surface thereof to the inner surface thereof for guiding light from its proximate end to its distal end;
a handle assembly and a power source mounted within said handle assembly, said handle assembly having a distal end and a proximate end wherein said proximate end is adapted to releasably attach to an optical subassembly; and
said optical subassembly comprising a light source for coupling to the power source and a housing supporting the light source, said light source positioned to supply light into the longitudinal channel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,276

CLEANING AUXILIARY TOOL

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A cleaning auxiliary tool to be inserted into a bottomed cylinder having a bottomed cylindrical shape with one end opened and other end closed, the bottomed cylinder having a first opening through which a fluid from a first conduit is introduced, the first conduit being inserted through an endoscope, a second opening through which the fluid is led out into the first conduit, a third opening through which the fluid from a second conduit is introduced, the second conduit running in parallel with the first conduit in the endoscope, and a fourth opening through which the fluid is led out into the second conduit, the cleaning auxiliary tool comprising:a lid portion that closes an opening of the bottomed cylinder;
a shaft portion having a first end portion connected to the lid portion and a second end portion extending into the bottomed cylinder;
a first plate member fixed to the shaft portion, the first plate member having a first outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the bottomed cylinder;
a second plate member fixed to the shaft portion and arranged closer to the first conduit than the first plate member, the second plate member having a second outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the bottomed cylinder; and
a partition portion provided between the first plate member and the second plate member and positioned between the first opening and the third opening and between the second opening and the fourth opening, that partitions a side of the first conduit and a side of the second conduit in a state of being in close contact with an inner wall of the bottomed cylinder, moves toward the second end portion of the shaft portion by receiving an internal pressure on the side of the first conduit when the internal pressure on the side of the first conduit becomes higher than an internal pressure on the side of the second conduit, and moves toward the first end portion of the shaft portion by receiving the internal pressure on the side of the second conduit when the internal pressure on the side of the second conduit becomes higher than the internal pressure on the side of the first conduit, the partition portion,
when moving toward the second end portion and when moving toward the first end portion, contacts the inner wall with an outer circumferential portion of the partition portion, and axially moves along the shaft portion a distance sufficient to allow the fluid to contact the entire inner wall disposed between the first plate member and the second plate member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,274

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM, CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE, RECEPTION APPARATUS, LIGHT EMISSION CONTROL METHOD OF CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE DEVICE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A capsule endoscope system comprising:a capsule endoscope having:
a first image sensor configured to capture an image in a first direction in a first imaging area, and output first image data;
a first light source configured to perform light emission in the first direction;
a second image sensor configured to capture an image in a second direction different from the first direction in a second imaging area that does not overlap the first imaging area at a second time different from a first time at which the first image sensor performs imaging, and output second image data;
a second light source configured to perform light emission in the second direction;
an imaging controller configured to control the imaging by the first image sensor and the second image sensor;
the imaging controller further being configured to control light emissions by the first light source and the second light source; and
a first wireless communication interface configured to transmit the first image data and the second image data; and
a receiver having a second wireless communication interface configured to receive the first image data and the second image data,
wherein the capsule endoscope or the reception apparatus is configured to detect a lesioned part from the first image data or the second image data; and
a controller configured to instruct the imaging controller to execute a first light emission operation in which only a light source configured to perform the light emission in the imaging direction of an image sensor that is performing imaging performs the light emission when no lesioned part is detected and instruct the imaging controller to execute a second light emission operation in which a light source configured to perform the light emission in a second imaging direction of an image sensor different from an image sensor that is imaging the lesioned part performs the light emission in synchronization with the light emission by a light source configured to perform the light emission in a first imaging direction of the image sensor that is imaging the lesioned part when the lesioned part is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,188,273

BIOLOGICAL NAVIGATION DEVICE

LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC.,...

1. A device for navigation through a biological anatomy, the device comprising:a tube configured to be advanced through the biological anatomy, the tube having a tube lumen therein;
a steering portion configured to bend to orient the device, said steering portion comprising an actuator for controlling the steering portion;
a reciprocating portion comprising a first tubular reciprocating element and a second tubular reciprocating element, the first tubular reciprocating element attached to a distal end of the steering portion, the second tubular reciprocating element mounted to and surrounding the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein an entirety of the second tubular reciprocating element is configured to longitudinally translate relative to the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein the second tubular reciprocating element remains coaxial with the first tubular reciprocating element during longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element relative to the first reciprocating element;
a visualization element for visualizing the biological anatomy; and
a distal tip at a distal end of the second tubular reciprocating element having a tip lumen therein continuous with the tube lumen, the tip lumen configured to hold the visualization element therein;
wherein longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element causes corresponding longitudinal translation of the visualization element held within the tip lumen of the distal tip.

US Pat. No. 10,188,271

ASSIST DEVICE AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An assist device which is applied to a treatment instrument, the treatment instrument including an insertion body to be inserted through a channel of an insertion section of an endoscope, the assist device being configured to assist movement of the insertion body relative to the channel, the assist device comprising:a flexible tube including a passage into which the insertion body of the treatment instrument is inserted, the flexible tube including one end and an other end;
a connector configured to connect the one end of the flexible tube to the channel such that the passage communicates with the channel;
a first retainer configured to attach a side of the other end of the flexible tube to an outer circumference of the insertion section of the endoscope or to an outer circumference of an operation section connected to the insertion section;
a second retainer being movable relative to the first retainer and configured to hold the insertion body of the treatment instrument; and
a connecting member connecting the first retainer and the second retainer to each other,
wherein the second retainer is detachably attached to the insertion body of the treatment instrument in a direction different from a longitudinal direction of the insertion body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,270

STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A stent delivery system comprising:a guide catheter formed in a tube shape;
a stent formed in a tube shape and into which the guide catheter is inserted; and
a pusher catheter formed in a tube shape and into which the guide catheter is inserted, the pusher catheter being disposed proximally relative to the stent,
wherein the pusher catheter includes:
an intermediate part having a distal end part and a proximal end part; and
a diameter expansion-suppressing part joined to the distal end part of the intermediate part, the diameter expansion-suppressing part having a bending stiffness greater than a bending stiffness of the intermediate part and having an inner diameter the same as an inner diameter of the stent;
an outer diameter of the diameter expansion-suppressing part is the same as an outer diameter of the intermediate part, the diameter expansion-suppressing part and the intermediate part comprise a mixture of at least a first material and a second material respectively, a mixing ratio of an amount of the first material and an amount of the second material of the diameter expansion-suppressing part being different from a mixing ratio of an amount of the first material and an amount of the second material of the intermediate part, and
wherein, when the stent is pushed toward a distal end side by pushing the intermediate part of the pusher catheter toward the distal end side and causing a distal end part of the diameter expansion-suppressing part to come into contact with a proximal end part of the stent, the diameter expansion-suppressing part prevents an inner diameter of the distal end part of the pusher catheter from expanding.

US Pat. No. 10,188,269

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR IMAGE PICKUP UNIT AND IMAGE PICKUP UNIT

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A method comprising:bonding lens wafers comprising optical components to form a lens unit wafer comprising lens units;
bonding a bending optical element wafer comprising bending optical elements to a first surface of the lens unit wafer to form an optical unit wafer such that the bending optical elements are respectively opposed to the lens units to arrange respective inclined planes of the bending optical elements to be inclined relative to the first surface of the lens unit wafer to refract light beams emitted from the lens units towards respective emission surfaces of the bending optical elements;
separating and individualizing the optical unit wafer for each of the lens units and the bending optical elements to manufacture optical units; and
respectively bonding solid-state image pickup devices to the emission surfaces of the bending optical elements of the optical units.

US Pat. No. 10,188,268

ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject;
a distal end portion disposed at a distal end of the insertion portion and including a housing part having a recess and an opening part that opens toward a distal end direction;
a tube having a tubular shape disposed in the insertion portion and formed of a flexible material;
an exit member fitted to a peripheral edge of the opening part in a liquid-tight manner in the housing part of the distal end portion, including an opening through which a treatment instrument protrudes, and forming a treatment instrument guiding-out path into which the treatment instrument is inserted when the opening is connected so as to communicate with the tube; and
an adjusting portion configured to change a protruding direction of the treatment instrument protruding from the opening of the exit member by changing a tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path by bending the tube connected to the opening of the exit member
wherein the adjusting portion comprises: a transferring portion made of a bar member, the bar member including a rotation shaft rotatable supported in the distal end portion and a contact portion that is in contact with an outer surface of the tube; and
an operation wire one end of which is connected between the rotation shaft and the contact portion of the bar member, the operation wire being configured to rotate the transferring portion by another end of the operation wire being moved forward and backward, to bend the tube and change the tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path.

US Pat. No. 10,188,262

DISHWASHER COMPRISING A SORPTION DRYING MACHINE

1. A dishwasher, comprising:a washing container;
an air-guiding channel to generate an air flow;
a sorption drying system to dry items to be washed, the sorption drying system having a sorption container with reversibly dehydratable sorption material, the sorption container connected to the washing container by the air-guiding channel; and
a heater disposed in the sorption container and arranged upstream of the reversibly dehydratable sorption material for desorption of the reversibly dehydratable sorption material,
wherein the air-guiding channel includes an inlet connecting piece connected to the sorption container and which diverts incoming air flow from an inflow direction by between 45° to 135° into a through-flow direction through the heater and the reversibly dehydratable sorption material,
wherein the through-flow direction through the heater and through the reversibly dehydratable sorption material is the same direction, such that the through-flow direction runs from a bottom portion to a top portion of the sorption container, and
wherein the dishwasher is configured to control a ratio of a heat output of the heater and an air volume flow of the air flow which flows through the sorption material to be between 100 W sec/l and 1250 W sec/l.

US Pat. No. 10,188,259

PUMP AND DISHWASHER PROVIDED WITH PUMP

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a tub providing a washing space;
a rack located inside the tub and configured to receive washing targets;
a spray arm configured to spray water to the rack;
a sump in which the water is received;
an inlet chamber providing a space into which the water from the sump is supplied;
an outlet chamber connected with the inlet chamber and configured to guide the water from the inlet chamber to the spray arm;
an impeller located in the outlet chamber and configured to move the water to the spray arm;
a first housing fixed on the outlet chamber;
a rotor rotatably provided inside the first housing;
a rotation shaft passing through the outlet chamber, the rotation shaft connecting the rotor with the impeller;
a magnetic field formation unit surrounding the first housing, the magnetic field formation unit configured to produce a rotating magnetic field to rotate the rotor;
a friction bearing passing through the outlet chamber, the friction bearing rotatably supporting the rotation shaft;
an outlet path connecting the inside of the first housing with the outlet chamber;
a spacer through which the rotation shaft passes arranged to maintain a spacing between the rotor and the friction bearing; and
a guide path provided in the spacer for guiding water supplied into a space formed between the rotation shaft and the friction bearing to a contact surface between the spacer and the friction bearing,
wherein a rotational axis of the rotation shaft is perpendicular to a horizontal surface to prevent water from contacting the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,254

AUTONOMOUS PLANAR SURFACE CLEANING ROBOT

ECOVACS ROBOTICS, INC., ...

1. A planar surface cleaning apparatus, comprising:a main body having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion defining an outer portion defining a surface area about a perimeter thereof and an inner portion defining a cavity formed within the outer portion;
at least one vacuum source supported by the main body and in fluid communication with the cavity;
a cleaning component disposed over the surface area defined on the outer portion of the bottom portion of the main body; and
a connector pole comprising:
a handle portion; and
a U portion connected to the handle portion, wherein the U portion is pivotally connected to the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,253

EXTRACTION CLEANER WITH QUICK EMPTY TANK

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

1. An extraction cleaner, comprisinga housing that comprises an upright assembly having a handle where the upright assembly is pivotally connected to a base assembly for directing the base assembly across a surface to be cleaned;
a suction nozzle provided on the housing;
a suction source provided on the housing and in fluid communication with the suction nozzle for generating a working airstream; and
a recovery tank for separating and collecting fluid and debris from the working airstream for later disposal, wherein the recovery tank is removably mounted on the housing and comprises:
a recovery container defining a recovery chamber and comprising a drain opening provided on a lower portion of the recovery container;
a valve fluidly connected to the drain opening for movement between a closed position for sealing the recovery chamber and an open position for draining fluid from the recovery chamber; and
an actuator for selectively opening the valve, wherein at least a portion of the actuator is provided on an upper portion of the recovery container.

US Pat. No. 10,188,251

SURFACE MAINTENANCE VEHICLE WITH AN INTEGRATED WATER TRAP FOR TRAPPING RESIDUAL WASTE

Tennant Company, Minneap...

1. A waste recovery system for a floor surface maintenance machine comprising:a squeegee assembly having
a squeegee frame having a top edge, and
a first squeegee operable to engage a floor surface and connected to the squeegee frame; and
a reservoir operatively connected to the squeegee assembly, the reservoir comprising an inlet passage, an outlet passage and a fluid trap portion in fluid communication with the inlet passage and outlet passage, the fluid trap portion having a bottom wall and side walls, the fluid trap portion being adapted to retain backflow waste within the side walls and the bottom wall,
the bottom wall of the fluid trap portion being positioned below the top edge of the squeegee frame, such that backflow waste trapped above the fluid trap portion pools within a space formed by the bottom wall and the side walls of the fluid trap portion and is prevented from draining to the floor surface.

US Pat. No. 10,188,250

FLOOR CLEANING TOOL HAVING A MECHANICALLY OPERATED PUMP

1. A portable, human-powered floor cleaning device comprising:a chassis comprising a clean fluid storage tank and a spent fluid collection tank;
a plurality of wheels for supporting and moving the device;
a mechanically-driven pump housed within the chassis having an inlet and an outlet, the pump operably interconnected to a drive wheel;
the drive wheel provided substantially proximal to a midpoint of the chassis and comprising an eccentric wheel hub interconnected to a drive shaft such that a rotational movement of the drive wheel results in a reciprocating movement of the drive shaft and actuation of the pump;
a deck assembly attached to the chassis comprising a fluid pick-up orifice and at least one squeegee, the fluid pick-up orifice being interconnected to the pump by a conduit for transmitting the spent fluid from the fluid pick-up orifice to the pump; and
a scrubber pad attached to the bottom side of the deck assembly, the scrubber pad having a leading front edge which helps trap debris and presses tight against the floor surface and distributes the clean fluid over the floor surface and loosens soil from the floor surface, wherein the scrubber pad further comprises a curved edge that matches a curvature of the at least one squeegee to create a snug fit of the scrubber pad with the bottom side of the deck assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,188,248

VACUUM CLEANER FILTER BAG

Eurofilters Holding N.V.,...

16. A method for manufacturing a vacuum cleaner filter bag, the vacuum cleaner bag being formed as a flat bag and comprising a bag wall made of filter material that has a through passage through which the air that is to be cleaned can flow into the vacuum cleaner filter bag, the bag wall consisting of an at least partially pleated nonwoven material, and a first and a second filter material layer that are connected to each other by a peripheral weld seam,wherein the first or the second filter material layer consists of the at least partially pleated nonwoven material, the method comprising:
pleating of at least a portion of a nonwoven web;
assembling of the vacuum cleaner filter bag using the at least partially pleated nonwoven web; and
connecting folds of the at least partially pleated nonwoven material to one another at least partially by a fixing device;
wherein the fixing device is configured to hold the folds of the at least partially pleated nonwoven material at a predetermined distance from one another when the vacuum cleaner filter bag is unfolded during operation of the vacuum cleaner filter bag; and
wherein the fixing device is arranged on a first side of the at least partially pleated nonwoven material facing towards an interior of the vacuum cleaner filter bag and a second side of the at least partially pleated nonwoven material on an exterior of the vacuum cleaner filter bag is free from any fixing device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,245

TOILET

1. A toilet comprising:a seat having an opening therein;
a seat back connected to the seat;
a first arm having a first pressure sensor and a second arm having a second pressure sensor, the first arm and the second arm being spaced apart and positioned above the seat;
an actuator that moves the seat to a position wherein the seat inclines upwardly from a rear portion of the seat to a front portion of the seat;
wherein, in use, the first pressure sensor senses pressure on the first arm and the second pressure sensor senses pressure on the second arm, and upon the first pressure sensor or the second pressure sensor sensing pressure, a signal is transmitted to the actuator, whereupon the actuator moves the seat to incline upwardly from the rear portion of the seat to the front portion of the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,188,243

ADAPTER FOR RECESSED PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSERS

Solaris Paper, Inc., Alp...

1. An adapter assembly for a recessed dispenser having a cavity, wherein the cavity comprises first and second opposing sidewalls, respectively, the adapter assembly comprising:right and left vertical walls sized and dimensioned to fit within the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity;
a fastener for removably coupling at least one of the right and left vertical walls of the adapter assembly to at least one of the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity, respectively;
first and second parallel arms fixedly attached to the right and left vertical walls, respectively, and extending outwardly from the right and left vertical walls to a first and second distance, respectively;
first and second receivers removably coupled to the first and second parallel arms, respectively, wherein the first and second receivers are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively;
wherein the first and second receivers have first and second cups, respectively, for receiving first and second ends of a spindle; and
wherein the first and second cups are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,241

DISPENSER ASSEMBLY

Vi-Jon, Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A dispenser assembly for dispensing a product, the dispenser assembly comprising:a bottle configured to store the product, the bottle comprising a back wall, the back wall comprising:
a substantially flat surface;
an angled surface extending outwards from the flat surface; and
an extension portion extending outwards from the flat surface, the extension portion having a width less than a width of the flat surface; and
a battery holder, the battery holder comprising:
a housing; and
a plurality of batteries contained in the housing,
wherein the battery holder is positioned adjacent the flat surface of the back wall of the bottle and below the angled surface of the back wall; and
wherein the housing of the battery holder comprises an intermediate wall separating laterally adjacent batteries, the intermediate wall comprising an angled portion that accommodates the extension portion of the bottle back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,188,240

POT LID STORAGE HOLDER

1. A pot lid storage holder, configured for storing a pot lid having a handle with a necked-down portion disposed between the pot lid and a relatively enlarged portion of the handle, the holder comprising first and second gripping elements spaced apart from one another, each gripping element having a first respective substantially straight portion fixedly attached to and projecting from a mounting member, a respective return portion connected to said first respective substantially straight portion, and a second respective substantially straight portion connected to said respective return portion, projecting back toward but short of said mounting member and having an end that is free to move with respect to said mounting member, the second respective substantially straight portions of the first and second gripping elements being substantially parallel to one another in an undeflected state and configured to receive the necked-down portion of the handle, through an opening there between, in a downstream direction of insertion of the pot lid into the pot lid storage holder pointing toward the mounting member so as to deflect at least one of said first and second substantially straight portions which thereby exerts a compressive spring force on the necked-down portion that decreases with increasing depth of insertion of the necked down portion of the handle in the downstream direction.

US Pat. No. 10,188,239

GRILLING TOOL

Holton Products LLC, For...

1. A tool, comprising:tongs having arms, a handle on each of the arms, and a hinge that pivotally connects the arms to each other, the arms are configured to be moved between a closed position wherein distal ends of the arms are in proximity to each other, an open position wherein the distal ends of the arms are spaced apart from each other, and one of the arms is larger than the other of the arms such that the tongs are not symmetric;
a flashlight mounted to an interior of the tongs inside a cavity in one of the handles, the flashlight having an electrical switch that is configured to be accessed from an exterior of the tongs via an aperture in the one of the handles and actuated between on and off positions, the electrical switch is positioned and configured to be actuated by a thumb of a user when the tongs are held in one hand by the user, and the flashlight comprises a body with a body axis, a head at a distal end of the body, and the head comprises a head axis that is not co-axial with the body axis; and
the tool comprises a spring clip opposite the electrical switch, the flashlight has an installed position wherein the flashlight is secured to the tool, the spring clip is releasably coupled to one of the flashlight or the one of the handles such that the spring clip is captured in an aperture of the flashlight or an aperture in an interior of the one of the handles, the flashlight also comprises a released position wherein the spring clip is configured to be actuated such that the flashlight is slidably removable from the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,188,238

BEVERAGE PRODUCTION MACHINES AND METHODS WITH TAMPING ASSEMBLY

Starbucks Corporation, S...

1. A machine for preparing single-servings of a beverage, the machine comprising:a housing;
a lid assembly on the top of the housing configured to move between an open configuration to allow insertion of a cartridge containing a beverage precursor and a closed configuration in which the beverage is prepared from the beverage precursor;
a basket assembly comprising a chamber configured to receive the cartridge containing the beverage precursor; and
a lid cam connected to the lid assembly, the lid cam having an upper wall portion, a sidewall, and a cam path disposed along the sidewall, wherein the lid cam translates axially relative to the lid assembly, the lid cam being suspended by at least one lid spring, and the cam path comprises a lower cam path and an upper cam path;
a collar having one or more cam teeth configured to engage the cam path,
a tamping surface on the bottom of the lid assembly and connected to the lid cam, wherein when the lid assembly is in the closed configuration, the tamping surface is configured to move between an untamped state in which the tamping surface does not compress the beverage precursor and a tamped state in which the tamping surface compresses the beverage precursor;
wherein the collar is configured to movably engage the lid cam and rotate about a central axis extending longitudinally through the basket assembly, wherein rotation of the collar about the central axis and with respect to the lid cam axially moves the tamping surface so that the tamping surface is closer to the basket assembly in the tamped state than in the untamped state;
wherein in the untamped state, the one or more cam teeth engage the lower cam path, and wherein in the tamped state, the one or more cam teeth engage the upper cam path.

US Pat. No. 10,188,236

MACHINE FOR DISPENSING BEVERAGES

IDES DEVELOPMENT COMPANY ...

1. A guiding device of a capsule, for use in a machine for dispensing beverages extracted from capsules, in particular coffee, tea, herbal teas and the like, which machine comprises:a capsule-holder which defines an infusion chamber;
an infusion head configured to cooperate with the capsule-holder for an extraction of a beverage, said infusion head is configured with an engagement tab element;
a lever to provide a relative movement of the capsule with respect to the capsule-holder, said lever being configured to provide a relative translational motion of the capsule with respect to the infusion chamber in a direction of infusion; and
a frame having the capsule-holder and the infusion head disposed therein;
the guiding device comprises:
a retainer of the capsule during said relative translational motion, the retainer comprising at least a first retaining guide element and a second retaining guide element both for retaining a peripheral projecting edge of the capsule,
wherein said first retaining guide element is configured with a first channel so as to retain the capsule during a relative motion that carries the capsule to be infused to enter within the infusion chamber, said first retaining guide element and said second retaining guide element being movable within the frame of the machine,
and said second retaining guide element adjoins said first retaining guide element, and said second retaining guide element is configured with a second channel in such a way as to retain the capsule, once used, during a relative movement of extraction of the capsule from the infusion chamber and to allow capsule ejection by gravity from the machine; and
a mechanical controller, configured to determine that the relative translational motion between the capsule and the infusion chamber is carried out in a coordinated manner with a relative position between the capsule-holder and the infusion head, wherein said mechanical controller in turn comprises:
one or more arms extending from said first retaining guide element, each of said arms being configured to be slidingly coupled within the frame of the machine;
an engagement profile disposed on said one or more arms, which engagement profile is configured to couple with a corresponding profile within the frame of the machine, said coupling causing, in use, a divarication of the device relative to the infusion head; and
an engagement projecting element disposed on said one or more arms, which engagement projecting element is configured to couple with said engagement tab element of the machine so as to allow a selective dragging in translation of the device during a return stroke after infusion.

US Pat. No. 10,188,234

CHRISTMAS TREE MOISTURE SENSOR

Belac Products, LLC, Lew...

1. A moisture sensor comprising:a housing adapted to mount onto a tree stem,
a probe attached to the housing and adapted to detect water levels in a tree stand, the probe detects the conductivity of water to determine the water level,
a conductive rod with insulators at each opposing end wherein the probe is
separated by one insulator at a first end of the conductive rod and the other end of the conductive rod is inserted into the housing,
a PC board within the housing for determining water levels in the tree stand, a LED indicator adapted to provide a visual signal when water levels are below a threshold in the tree stand, and
a speaker adapted to provide an audio signal when water levels are below the threshold in the tree stand,
wherein the LED indicator signals the visual alert and the speaker signals the audio alert when the probe detects that the water level is below a threshold,
wherein the probe detects the conductivity of water to determine the water level,
wherein the probe comprises a copper wire connected at one end to the PC board, and an opposing end capped by a conductive shield, and
further including a silicone insulator on the other end of the conductive rod adapted to provide a water-tight seal between the conductive rod and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,188,233

ARTICULATING STAND FOR BROOMS AND SIMILARLY HANDLED IMPLEMENTS

1. An articulating stand for brooms and similarly handled implements, the stand comprising:a first clipping portion and a second dipping portion;
the first clipping portion and the second clipping portion configured to hold an elongated handle under a tension sufficient to prevent the handle from sliding therethrough;
the first clipping portion disposed at an angle relative to the second dipping portion, such that the first clipping portion is configured to release the handle when the second clipping portion engages the handle and vice versa;
a panel for engaging a standing surface on which the articulating stand and an implement rests;
the panel having a wide bottom portion with opposing ends, the opposing ends and handle thereby conferring tripod support to the stand and the implement; and
wherein the panel is in substantially linear arrangement with the second clipping portion, such that the panel is adjacent the handle when the second clipping portion is in an engaging position on the handle, and the panel is not adjacent the handle when the first clipping portion is in an engaging position on the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,232

DECORATIVE ARTICLE WITH RECEIVING MEMBER

Hee Kyung Lee, Suwon-si ...

1. A decorative article comprising:a base plate having at least one hanging elongate slot defined therein; and
a receiving member including a single first plate, at least two second plates, and a hanger, wherein the first plate is parallel to the base plate, each of the at least two second plates is non-parallel to the base plate and is coupled to the first plate to define an inner space and a top opening in the receiving member, and the hanger protrudes from the first plate along a top edge of the first plate, wherein the hanger is fitted into the hanging elongate slot to secure the receiving member to the base plate,
wherein the base plate has at least one decorative elongate slot defined therein,
wherein the at least one decorative elongate slot is adjacent to the at least one hanging elongate slot in a non-contacting manner to form a polygonal shape together with the at least one hanging elongate slot,
wherein the first plate falls within the polygonal shape defined by the least one hanging elongate slot and the at least one decorative elongate slot, and sides of the first plate are configured to correspond to the least one hanging elongate slot and the at least one decorative elongate slot such that the first plate has a geometrical shape substantially identical with the polygonal shape.

US Pat. No. 10,188,231

FLEXIBLE MEMBRANE DRINKING CUP LID

1. A lid device for a beverage cup, said device comprising:an annular structure comprising an inner flexible material surrounded by an outer ring of substantially rigid material, said outer ring configured to reversibly attach to a rim of a beverage cup;
said inner flexible material having a central structure, said central structure comprising an opening with an axis that, in the absence of applied force, is substantially perpendicular to a top surface of said central structure;
said central structure configured to allow a drinking straw to pass through said central structure and into an interior of said beverage cup, said drinking straw comprising a radius;
said opening further comprising an opening radius between 1 and 2 times said radius of said drinking straw;
said inner flexible material and said central structure further configured to allow a human user of said straw, using a hand force of 5 Newtons or less on said drinking straw, to displace any of:
a: an orientation of said axis by at least +/?20 degrees from a no force resting state;
b: a location of said opening by at least 2× said radius of said drinking straw from a no force resting state;wherein said inner flexible materials, said outer ring of substantially rigid material, and said central structure are securely attached to each other so as to prevent rotation of any of said inner flexible material, substantially rigid material, or central structure relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,188,230

WIRELESS DRINK CONTAINER FOR MONITORING HYDRATION

1. A container assembly comprising:a container defining a cavity to hold a liquid;
a liquid level sensor, disposed in the cavity, to measure a level of the liquid in the cavity;
a processor, operably coupled to the liquid level sensor, to poll the liquid level sensor for a measurement of the level of the liquid in the cavity and to estimate a change in the level of the liquid in the cavity based on the measurement of the level of the liquid in the cavity;
a visual indicator, operably coupled to the processor and disposed within the cavity, to provide a visual indication prompting a user to drink from the container; and
an antenna, operably coupled to the processor, to transmit an indication of the change in the level of the liquid in the cavity to a wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,229

HEATED OR COOLED DISHWARE AND DRINKWARE

Ember Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A portable cooler container with active temperature control, comprising:a container body having an outer wall, an inner wall spaced from the outer wall to define a gap therebetween, and a chamber configured to receive and hold one or more volumes of perishable liquid, the chamber defined by a base and the inner peripheral wall of the container body, the gap being under vacuum to thereby insulate the chamber relative to the outer wall; and
a temperature control system in the container body, comprising
one or more Peltier elements configured to actively heat or cool at least a portion of the chamber,
one or more power storage elements,
a microcontroller configured to control an operation of the one or more Peltier elements to heat or cool at least a portion of the chamber to a predetermined temperature or temperature range, the microcontroller further configured to wirelessly communicate with a cloud-based data storage system; and
one or more sensors configured to sense one or more parameters of the chamber or temperature control system and communicate the sensed information to the microcontroller, at least one of the one or more sensors being a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature in the chamber and to communicate the sensed temperature to the microcontroller, the microcontroller operable to communicate sensed temperature data to the cloud-based data storage system for storage and from which the data is accessible via a dashboard interface on an electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,228

PILLOW WITH GUSSET OF OPEN CELL CONSTRUCTION

Bedgear, LLC, Farmingdal...

1. A pillow comprising:a cover having opposing first and second panels and a gusset joining the first panel with the second panel;
an inner cover disposed within the cover; and
a fill material disposed within the cover,
wherein the gusset has a first porosity, the panels each have a second porosity and the inner cover has a third porosity, the second porosity being different than the first porosity and the third porosity, and the third porosity being different than the first porosity, the second porosity being greater than the third porosity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,225

ADJUSTABLE SCANNER MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

Mettler-Toledo, LLC, Col...

1. An adjustable scanner mounting assembly, comprising:a pair of first mounting rails forming a part of opposite walls of a scanner/scale device housing or adapted for attachment to opposite walls of a scanner/scale device housing;
a pair of second mounting rails adapted to cooperatively support a scanner and extending transversely between the first mounting rails and slidably connected thereto, a scanner retention wall extending upwardly from and along the length of each second mounting rail; and
at least one scanner locating mechanism movably affixed to each of the second mounting rails so as to be slidable along the length thereof;
wherein, positional adjustment of a scanner along a first axis is accomplishable by sliding the second mounting rails along the length of the first mounting rails; and
wherein, positional adjustment of a scanner along a second axis is accomplishable by sliding the scanner locating mechanisms along the length of the second mounting rails.

US Pat. No. 10,188,224

REFRIGERATED CASE WITH A SELF-CONTAINED CONDENSATE REMOVAL SYSTEM AND LEAK DETECTION

Killion Industries, Inc.,...

1. A refrigerated case, comprising:a refrigerated space;
an air inlet;
an air outlet;
a condensate collection tray configured to collect condensate from the refrigerated space;
a refrigeration system having a controller and configured to remove heat from the refrigerated space and remove the condensate from the condensate collection tray collected from the refrigerated space;
a condensate level detector located within the condensate collection tray and configured to measure a level of the condensate in the condensate collection tray and to generate a condensate level signal in response to a presence of the condensate at a predetermined condensate level in the condensate collection tray;
a means to remove the condensate from the condensate collection tray in communication with the condensate level detector, wherein the means to remove the condensate from the condensate collection tray is configured to remove the condensate upon detection of the condensate level signal;
a leak detector located at a high point of the condensate collection tray and configured to generate a high point signal in response to the presence of condensate at the high point of the condensate collection tray;
a condensate sensor located at a low point of the refrigerated case outside of said condensate collection tray and configured to generate a condensate detected signal in response to the presence of the condensate;
wherein the condensate level signal from the condensate level detector causes the means to remove the condensate from the condensate collection tray to turn on until the condensate level signal is no longer detected;
wherein the high point signal from the leak detector causes the refrigeration system to automatically shut down and turns on the means to remove the condensate from the condensate collection tray until the high point signal is no longer detected; and
wherein the condensate detected signal from the condensate sensor causes the refrigeration system to automatically shut down until the condensate detected signal is no longer detected.

US Pat. No. 10,188,223

REFRIGERATED MERCHANDISER INCLUDING EUTECTIC PLATE REFRIGERATION

Hussmann Corporation, Br...

1. A refrigerated merchandiser comprising:a case including a base and a canopy at least partially defining a product display area;
a eutectic plate positioned in the product display area and including a housing defining a hollow cavity;
a fluid contained in the housing; and
a heat exchanger including a coil positioned in the housing to cool the fluid, the coil having an inlet, an outlet spaced from the inlet, a serpentine portion extending between the inlet and the outlet, a linear return portion extending adjacent an outer edge of the housing and between the serpentine portion and the outlet, the coil further including a first portion, and a second portion adjacent and in thermal communication with the first portion to define a tube-to-tube heat exchanger, wherein the second portion is positioned between the return portion and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,221

PLAY YARD WITH REMOVABLE LINER

KIDS II, INC., Atlanta, ...

1. A children's play yard comprising:a play yard frame comprising: one or more upper horizontal frame members defining an upper perimeter of the play yard frame
one or more vertical frame members having a first end and a second end, the one or more vertical frame members extending downwardly from the one or more upper horizontal frame members, the one or more vertical frame members including at least one mating fastener positioned at a height below the one or more upper horizontal frame members;
one or more elongate liner retention members operatively connected to the first end of the one or more vertical frame members and releasably connected to the second end of the one or more vertical frame members; and
a removable play yard liner configured for being removably secured to the one or more retention members of the play yard frame, wherein the removable play yard liner includes at least one fastener configured for engaging the at least one mating fastener to secure at least a portion of the removable play yard liner over the one or more upper horizontal frame members and over an outer portion of at least one of the one or more vertical frame members,
wherein in an inward receiving orientation the one or more elongate liner retention members are configured for slidingly receiving the removable play yard liner and in a retaining orientation the one or more elongate liner retention members are configured for securing the play yard liner to the play yard frame.

US Pat. No. 10,188,218

FURNITURE DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE FIRMNESS

You Bed AB, Nacka (SE)

1. A furniture device configured to receive the weight of a being, said furniture device having a holding arrangement and at least one section comprising a base, a movable plate element, a moving mechanism and at least one elastic device, the plate element being configured to interact with the at least one elastic device and to be moved by the moving mechanism in respect to the base in order to adjust the firmness of the at least one elastic device, the elastic device comprising a pocket made of a fabric, and an elastic member, the elastic member being arranged within said pocket, the pocket being attached to adjacent pockets whereby the attachment is formed so that adjacent elastic devices may move independently from one another along a first distance, as measured from a free end of the elastic device and in a direction perpendicular to the plate element, the holding arrangement comprising a connecting portion and a holding member, which is connected to the at least one elastic device via the connecting portion, such that the at least one elastic member is compressed and relaxed respectively over its entire length during movement of the plate element upwards and downwards, the connecting portions being arranged on a straight line, which extends through the center of two or more attached elastic devices characterized in that the holding member is a flexible thread or string, which extends from the base to directly connect to each connecting portion and back from the connecting portion to the base thereby forming a V-shape with peaks and valleys.

US Pat. No. 10,188,214

PILLOWCASE AND TRAVEL PILLOW WITH EYE-COVERING APPARATUS

1. A travel pillowcase, comprising:a pillowcase body for enclosing a smaller travel-sized pillow, the pillowcase body including a first pillowcase body end and a second pillowcase body end, wherein the second pillowcase body end has a top side and a bottom side; and
an eye-covering band dimensioned for blocking ambient light from reaching a user's eyes, the eye-covering band including a length between a first eye-covering band end and a second eye-covering band end, enabling selective adjustment of the eye-covering band for comfort, wherein the first eye-covering band end is attached to the top side of the second pillowcase body end and the second eye-covering band end is attached to the bottom side of the second pillowcase body end, in juxtaposition with the first eye-covering band end.

US Pat. No. 10,188,213

DUAL MOTION SLOPED FLOOR RECLINE MECHANISM FOR A THEATER SEAT

VIP CINEMA, LLC, New Alb...

1. A dual motion recline mechanism for a seat assembly comprising:a seat frame assembly wherein said seat frame assembly is configured to pivot between an upright position and a horizontal down position;
a seat carrier chassis plate operatively connected to said seat frame assembly by a pair of seat pivot pins, wherein said seat carrier chassis plate provides support for said seat frame assembly and is configured to allow the movement of said seat frame assembly;
a seat front guide rod;
a chassis mounting plate, wherein said chassis mounting plate is connected to said seat frame assembly by said seat front guide rod;
a linear actuator;
a pair of rear pivot links wherein each of said pair of rear pivot links is operatively connected to said chassis mounting plate via an upper end of each of said pair of rear pivot links, to said seat carrier chassis plate via a center of each of said pair of rear pivot links and to said linear actuator via a lower end of each of said pair of rear pivot links; and
a back frame assembly operatively attached to said seat carrier chassis plate and to said linear actuator,
wherein said linear actuator is configured to allow said seat carrier chassis plate to pull said back frame assembly downward and forward and to allow said pair of rear pivot links to rotate and pull said seat carrier chassis plate in a down and forward direction thereby pulling said seat frame assembly forward; and
wherein said chassis mounting plate is further connected to said seat frame assembly by said pair of rear pivot links.

US Pat. No. 10,188,210

LEVELING DEVICE

1. A generally wedge shaped leveling device having a first midline axis and a transverse midline axis that perpendicularly intersects the first midline axis at approximately a middle of the first midline axis, the leveling device comprising:a top surface having a substantially constant slope relative to a bottom surface;
the bottom surface being substantially planar other than a relatively small, singular, central protrusion of the bottom surface located at an intersection of the first midline axis and the transverse midline axis, the central protrusion extending a first distance from the bottom surface in a direction away from the top surface; and
a rear surface connecting the top surface to the bottom surface at a rear end thereof; and
an integrally formed pattern disposed on the bottom surface, the formed pattern having at least one continuous channel spanning between a first edge of the bottom surface and a second edge opposite the first edge of the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,188,209

SECURING DEVICE FOR DETACHABLY SECURING A FRONT PANEL ON A DRAWER

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

1. A securing device for releasably securing a front panel to a drawer, comprising:a furniture fitting to be pre-fitted to the front panel;
a catching device to be connected to the drawer, the catching device configured such that, upon insertion of the furniture fitting, the catching device automatically holds the furniture fitting, and the catching device having a moveable catching element, and
a locking device configured to prevent unintentional release of the furniture fitting from the securing device,
wherein the locking device has a moveable locking element separate from the catching element and configured to bear against the pre-fittable furniture fitting in a locked position, the catching element and the separate locking element being motionally coupled, and
wherein the securing device further comprises an adjusting element fixed to the catching element to couple the motion of the catching element to the motion of the locking element, the adjusting element engaging into an opening in the locking element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,208

DRIVE MECHANISM FOR A MOVABLE FURNITURE PART

Julius Blum GmbH, Hoechs...

1. A drive device for moving a movable furniture part, the drive device comprising:an entrainment member configured to be mounted to one of a furniture carcass and the movable furniture part;
a force-actuated drive element configured to be mounted to the other one of the furniture carcass and the movable furniture part so as to be movable in a drive movement direction, the drive element having a drive limit stop by which the entrainment member is moved during a drive movement in the drive movement direction, and the drive element including a passing ramp on a side facing away from the drive limit stop, the passing ramp being configured to allow the entrainment member to pass over the drive element in the drive movement direction; and
a catch lever for catching the entrainment member, the catch lever facing towards the drive limit stop such that the entrainment member is configured to be positioned between the drive limit stop and the catch lever during the drive movement in the drive movement direction, and the catch lever being pivotably supported on a base part of the drive element such that a distance between the catch lever and the drive limit stop changes as the catch lever is pivoted.

US Pat. No. 10,188,206

CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE UNIT, SLAT FOR USE IN FORMING A FURNITURE UNIT AND METHOD OF USING A CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE UNIT

DESIGNARIUM INC., Laval ...

1. A convertible furniture unit comprising a hinge member pivotally linking first and second furniture portions to allow said first and second furniture portions to relatively pivot relative to each other to adopt a number of different angular relative positions, and a locking mechanism to releasably lock said first and second furniture portions in a given angular relative position, said first and second furniture portions each comprising a number of slats that are intermeshed with and are slidable between the slats of the other one of said first and second furniture portions, each said slat comprising a hinge portion pivotally attached to said hinge member, an arm extending away from said hinge portion and a free extremity opposite said hinge portion, said first and second furniture portions being capable of adopting at least:a first position wherein said arms of said slats of said first furniture portion extend away from said hinge member and between two adjacent said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion; and
a second position in which said arms of said slats of said first furniture portion extend away from said hinge member and away from said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion without extending between two adjacent said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion;wherein said first and second positions of said first and second furniture portions are both operable for use of said furniture unit by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,188,204

DESK WITH STABILITY FEATURE

Argosy Console, Inc., El...

1. A desk comprising:a desktop defining a height configured to be adjusted between a lower position and an upper position;
a leg comprising an attachment portion and a foot portion, the attachment portion of the leg secured to the desktop and extending away from the desktop, the attachment portion of the leg configured to move with respect to the foot portion of the leg along an axis of the leg to adjust a height of the desktop about and between the lower position and the upper position, the foot portion of the leg defining a bottom end of the desk; and
a gas spring extending from the leg to the desktop, the gas spring angled with respect to the leg by an angle of at least 5 degrees and with respect to the desktop by an angle of at least 5 degrees, the gas spring configured to dampen movement of the desk when a force comprising a horizontal component is applied to an edge of the desktop when the desktop is in the upper position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,199

EXTENDABLE CLEANING BRUSH

1. An extendable cleaning brush, comprising:an elongated handle having a first end and a second end, wherein the elongated handle has a telescopic construction;
the second end of the handle having a housing therein, wherein a brush head having a plurality of bristles is connected to the housing;
a reservoir operably connected to a dispensing mechanism adapted to selectively release a quantity of a cleaning solution stored within the reservoir;
wherein the dispensing mechanism comprises a tube that extends from the reservoir to a lower surface of the brush head such that the cleaning solution is dispensed onto the brush head;
wherein the elongated handle is affixed to the housing via a ball and socket joint at a center region, wherein the ball and socket joint is configured to freely rotate the housing thereabout;
wherein the housing is a hemisphere.

US Pat. No. 10,188,197

BACKPACK WITH EXTRACTABLE BALLISTIC PROTECTION PACKAGES

JUAN FRAILE NUEZ, Alpica...

1. An equipment having a personal protection system suitable for being carried on a user's shoulders comprising: (a) a backpack having two shoulder straps and at least one first upper compartment accessible from the outside through a first operable closing means, (b) a front ballistic package mounted with capability of being pulled out through said first closing means in said first upper compartment comprising (i) an pull-out grip at a first end and (ii) at a second end, opposite to said first end, two connecting members between said front ballistic package and said backpack, spaced apart from one other to allow for the passage of said user's head, wherein a configuration of said equipment is adjustable between (i) an undercover position in which said front ballistic package is inserted in said first upper compartment and said grip projects through said first closing means and is accessible by said user without having to remove the backpack from his shoulders and (ii) a protection position in which said front ballistic package is pulled out from said first upper compartment, facing said backpack such that it is configured for covering at least the vital organs of said user, wherein said equipment further comprises (c) compacting means which connect said front ballistic package with said backpack, such that said first upper compartment can modify the size thereof between (d) an expanded size when said equipment is in the undercover position and (e) a compacted size when said equipment is in the protection position; and wherein said first upper compartment comprises a surface near to the contact surface between said backpack and said user's back and a surface remote from said contact surface, facing said near surface, wherein said compacting means comprise at least one cable connecting said near and remote surfaces and which at least at one end is attached to said front ballistic package, said cable having a length such that when said equipment is in the protection position, said first upper compartment is in the compacted size.

US Pat. No. 10,188,196

BACK PACK WITH RAIN COVER

1. A back pack comprising:a front side facing away from a user's back when said back pack is carried;
a back side facing towards said user's back when said back pack is carried;
a water proof base portion disposed at a lower end of a lengthwise direction of said front side of said back pack when said back pack is carried;
a rain cover compartment disposed at an upper end of said water proof base portion;
a rain cover adapted to be coupled to said rain cover compartment and cover more than half of said front side of said back pack in a mounted state such that at least portions of said back pack other than said water proof base portion are covered; and
a harness attached to said back side of said back pack, said harness comprising a first strap and a second strap,
wherein said first strap is attached at a lower portion and an upper portion of said back side of said back pack, and
wherein said second strap is attached at said lower portion and said upper portion of said back side of said back pack.

US Pat. No. 10,188,195

DECORATIVE WIPERS FOR COSMETIC CONTAINERS

HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITE...

1. A wiper for cosmetic products comprising:a first end adapted to be placed at an opening or upper end of a cosmetic bottle and comprising an upper face which surrounds a decorative design defining a first opening therethrough, the decorative design having a non-circular shape;
a second end adapted to sit farther within the cosmetic bottle, the second end defining a circular second opening narrower than first opening in at least one dimension; and
a passage between the first opening and the second opening having walls which define a taper therebetween,
wherein the walls taper selectively to form the non-circular shape of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,188,193

APPLICATOR HEADS FOR HANDHELD TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING KERATINOUS SURFACES

1. An applicator head releasably connectable to an outer housing of an apparatus for treating human skin, the applicator head comprising:a body having a housing connector end configured to releasably connect to the outer housing and a skin engaging end having an opening therethrough for delivering a skin treatment composition through the opening in the applicator head onto human skin; and
a pair of skin engagement members arranged and configured to flatten a surface of the skin, wherein the pair of skin engagement members comprises a first roller at a first side of the opening and a second roller at a second, opposite side of the opening, wherein each of the first and second rollers is connected to the applicator head at a pivot axis, wherein the distance between the pivot axes of the first and second rollers is between about 5 mm and about 15 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,188,190

DEODORANT PRODUCT APPLICATION DEVICE

ELEMENTZ LLC, London (GB...

1. A device for applying a substance to a surface comprising:a vessel containing the substance to be applied;
an applicator head mounted on a top of the vessel;
an enclosure;
a delivery mechanism located in the enclosure to create and deliver a form of energy directed toward the applicator head;
a power source for the mechanism; and
a control module to control the delivery mechanism located in the enclosure;
wherein the form of energy is air movement and the delivery mechanism is an air movement mechanism and the air movement mechanism draws air from an area above the top of the vessel and delivers air to an area above the top of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,188

HEADBAND WITH A 360-DEGREE ELASTIC OUTSIDE PORTION JOINED WITH A 360-DEGREE VELVET INSIDE LINING

Sparkly Soul, Inc., West...

1. A 360 degree headband consisting of:an outer layer, the outer layer formed of a single piece of material formed in a loop, a first end of the single piece of material being connected to a second end of the single piece of material at a seam, wherein the entire loop of the outer layer exhibits a uniform elasticity, and wherein the entire loop of the outer layer has a uniform width; and
an inner layer consisting of a piece of velvet material attached to the outer layer la stitching, wherein the inner layer exhibits elasticity, wherein a long axis of the piece of velvet material is aligned with a long axis of the single piece of material of the outer layer,
wherein the entire 360 degrees of the headband exhibits elasticity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,184

FOLDING SUITCASE

VOYLUX COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A folding suitcase, comprising:a back case component;
a front lid component;
a peripheral side wall component with two sides which are opposite to each other, an edge of the back case component and an edge of the front lid component being connected to the two sides of the peripheral side wall component respectively, thereby forming an accommodating space which is for being covered selectively, the peripheral side wall component having a plurality of first sidewall parts, a plurality of second sidewall parts and a plurality of bending parts connected to the plurality of first sidewall parts and the plurality of second sidewall parts, and the plurality of bending parts being bendable to allow the plurality of first sidewall parts and the plurality of second sidewall parts to be folded oppositely or erected on the back case component, each of the plurality of bending parts comprising a bending section and a link-up section, the plurality of bending sections being connected to the plurality of first sidewall parts, and the link-up section of each of the plurality of bending parts being connected to the plurality of second sidewall parts;
at least one fold-resisting component, the at least one fold-resisting component being elastic and comprising a combined part and an extension part which are connected to each other, the combined part being disposed at one of the plurality of first sidewall parts;
two bendable fixing components, each of the two bendable fixing component having a fixing section and a suspension section which are connected with each other, the two fixing sections being located on two of the plurality of second sidewall parts of the peripheral side wall component, respectively, the two suspension sections being disposed across the bending sections of the bending parts, respectively;
two restoring components, located at an inner side of the peripheral side wall component by the two bendable fixing components respectively with each of the restoring components being disposed across at least one bending part, the two restoring components being elastic, and an elasticity of the at least one fold-resisting component being greater than an elasticity of the two restoring components;
an elastic component, the two suspension sections being connected to two ends of the elastic component, respectively;
a first combination component, disposed at the bending part close to the first sidewall part at which the combined part is disposed; and
a second combination component, disposed at the extension part of the at least one fold-resisting component, the extension part of the at least one fold-resisting component being detachably disposed at the link-up section by the first combination component and the second combination component, such that the fold-resisting component is disposed across the bending section, the first combination component and the second combination component being two attached components with hooks and loops and the first combination component being detachably combined with the second combination component.

US Pat. No. 10,188,183

AMBULATORY AID

Aligned As Designed, LLC,...

1. An ambulatory aid comprising:an elongate, straight shaft;
a handle coupled to a first end of the shaft at a fixed angle; and
a foot piece coupled to a second end of the shaft at a fixed angle,
wherein the first end of the shaft is coupled to the handle such that a posterior portion of the handle extends from the shaft at a length greater than an anterior portion of the handle, and the second end of the shaft is coupled to the foot piece such that an anterior portion of the foot piece extends from the shaft at a length greater than a posterior portion of the foot portion, and wherein the shaft extends at an angle between the handle and the foot piece when measured from a horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,188,177

FRICTION STOP STRAP ADJUSTOR

Bell Sports, Inc., Scott...

1. A strap adjustor, comprising:a top surface;
a bottom surface opposite the top surface;
an upper surface that extends between the top surface and the bottom surface;
a lower surface opposite the upper surface;
a front surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and between the upper surface and the lower surface;
a back surface opposite the front surface, the back surface extending between the top surface and the bottom surface and between the upper surface and the lower surface;
a first through opening, between the front surface and the back surface, that extends completely through the strap adjustor from the top surface to the bottom surface;
a second through opening, between the front surface and the back surface, that extends completely through the strap adjustor from the top surface to the bottom surface;
a bar separating the first through opening from the second through opening, the bar extending from the top surface to the bottom surface and from the front surface to the back surface;
a first end opening positioned on the upper surface, the first end opening extending from the upper surface to the first through opening;
a second end opening positioned on the upper surface adjacent to but separate from the first end opening, the second end opening extending from the upper surface to the first through opening;
a first strap configured to extend from a helmet to the first end opening and to be disposed through the first end opening, through the first through opening, and over the bar; and
a second strap configured to extend from the helmet to the second end opening and to be disposed through the second end opening, through the first through opening, and over the bar.

US Pat. No. 10,188,176

CLASP FOR SECURING FLEXIBLE BANDS

ENDUR ID, Hampton, NH (U...

1. A clasp configured to permanently secure a flexible band, comprising:first and second interlocking members, each interlocking member comprising: a shell; a tongue;
a base from which the shell and the tongue extend substantially in parallel; and
a positive interlocking mechanism and a negative interlocking mechanism, wherein, when interlocked, the positive and negative interlocking mechanisms of the first and second interlocking members permanently interlock to form the clasp having a first opening, a second opening opposite the first opening, and a path extending through the clasp between the first and second openings for pass through of a flexible band permanently secured by compression between the tongues of the first and second interlocking members, wherein each tongue further comprises at least one protrusion extending from a back surface of the tongue toward the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,188,175

BUCKLE ASSEMBLY AND RESPIRATORY MASK INCLUDING THE SAME

BESMED HEALTH BUSINESS CO...

1. A buckle assembly adapted for use in a respiratory mask, the respiratory mask including a mask body, said buckle assembly comprising:a female part adapted to be fixed to a side of the mask body, and including top and bottom walls and a curved vertical wall that extends between said top and bottom walls in a vertical direction and that cooperates with said top and bottom walls to define a first open recess thereamong, said top wall being formed with a top pivot hole and a top guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said top pivot hole, said bottom wall being formed with a bottom pivot hole and a bottom guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said bottom pivot hole, said bottom guiding groove being aligned with said top guiding groove along the vertical direction, said bottom pivot hole being aligned with said top pivot hole along the vertical direction, said curved vertical wall having a free end that extends between said top and bottom walls; and
a male part including an arm section and a hook section,
wherein the arm section includes a major surface that defines a plane and the hook section extends curvedly from said arm section about an axis substantially parallel to said plane such that an inner surface of a free end of the hook portion faces said plane whereby said hook section is U-shaped and defines a second open recess,
wherein the free end of the hook section is insertable into said first open recess in said female part, said free end of said hook section being formed with top and bottom pivot protrusions that are aligned with each other along the vertical direction and that are respectively slidable along said top and bottom guiding grooves into said top and bottom pivot holes, respectively, so as to bring said male part to detachably pivot relative to said female part between a first angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed outwardly of said second open recess, and a second angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed in said second open recess and in which said curved vertical wall and said hook section hook to each other,
and wherein upper and lower U-shaped slits are formed substantially parallel to and spaced apart from one another in the hook section and extending through said free end of said hook section to define within said hook section a center hook portion and an outer hook portion spaced apart from each end of the center hook portion, the center hook portion and outer hook portions each being curved about said axis, so as to permit elastic deformation of said free end of said hook section during insertion of said top and bottom pivot protrusions into said top and bottom pivot holes, said top and bottom pivot protrusions being removable respectively from said top and bottom pivot holes when said male part is pivoted from the second angular position to the first angular position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,174

SOLE STRUCTURES AND ARTICLES OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A LIGHTWEIGHT MIDSOLE MEMBER WITH PROTECTIVE ELEMENTS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper;
a sole structure engaged with the upper, wherein the sole structure includes a first portion configured to support at least a heel and midfoot area of a wearer's foot, wherein an exposed outer edge of the first portion includes a billows structure that extends continuously from a medial midfoot or forefoot area of the sole structure to a lateral midfoot or forefoot area of the sole structure, wherein the billows structure includes a plurality of billow outer ridges connected by billow interstitial areas located between adjacent billow outer ridges of the billow outer ridges, the plurality of billow outer ridges being fewer than five billow outer ridges, wherein individual billows of the billows structure have a thickness at a rear end of the first portion that is larger than a thickness at a front end of the first portion, and wherein an upper surface of the billows structure is secured to the upper; and
an outsole assembly secured to a bottom surface of the sole structure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,172

MASSAGE INSOLE WITH MULTIPLE SUPPORT REGIONS

Health Shoes Plus, Inc., ...

1. An insole for use on a human foot, the human foot including a medial longitudinal arch, a lateral longitudinal arch, a transverse arch, and toes, the insole comprising:a foot bed of substantially consistent thickness;
the foot bed being flexible to permit insertion into a shoe;
a multiplicity of nodules affixed to the foot bed, the multiplicity of nodules of varying heights, the varying heights taken as an average to define an average nodule height;
a transverse arch support adapted to support the transverse arch;
the transverse arch support created by nodules having a greater than average height;
lateral longitudinal arch support;
the lateral longitudinal arch support created by nodules having a lesser than average height;
medial longitudinal arch support;
the medial longitudinal arch support created by nodules having a greater than average height;
a partial insole wedge beneath a portion of the foot bed;
the partial insole wedge formed from a material with greater shock absorption than that of the foot bed;
the partial insole wedge having a tapered shape from thin to thick, being thin at a center of the insole and thick at a back of the insole;
the insole for placement into a shoe;
whereby the nodule height determines the amount of support provided to the human foot.

US Pat. No. 10,188,171

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR A CLEAT AND BASE ASSEMBLY

Speedplay, Inc., San Die...

1. A bicycle cleat assembly configured to be disposed on an underside of a shoe sole, the bicycle cleat assembly comprising:a forward cleat edge and a rearward cleat edge separated at a distance along a longitudinal axis of the bicycle cleat assembly, each of the forward cleat edge and rearward cleat edge having:
a center portion spanning the longitudinal axis, and opposing left and right ends;
opposing left and right sides connecting the forward cleat edge and the rearward cleat edge; and
a pair of guides, each extending from one of the opposing left and right ends of the forward cleat edge to define an expanded landing region for a bicycle pedal;
wherein each of the pair of guides extends forwardly beyond a forwardmost edge of the center portion of the forward cleat edge;
wherein each of the pair of guides further extends outwardly from one of the opposing left and right sides of the bicycle cleat assembly; and
wherein each of the pair of guides extends outwardly at an angle of from 95 degrees to 180 degrees from the forward cleat edge.

US Pat. No. 10,188,169

SENSOR FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, the article of footwear comprising:an upper and a sole structure, the sole structure including a cavity;
a force sensitive resistor including an active portion joined to a tail portion;
the force sensitive resistor including a plurality of layers; each of the plurality of layers being elongated in a substantially horizontal direction;
the plurality of layers comprising a top substrate layer, a first adhesive layer, and a bottom substrate layer, wherein the first adhesive layer is disposed between the top substrate layer and the bottom substrate layer;
a shaft extending in a substantially vertical direction through at least the bottom substrate layer, the shaft leading to an opening formed in an outermost surface of the bottom substrate layer;
a horizontal passageway extending in a substantially horizontal direction from the active portion to the tail portion, the horizontal passageway being in fluid communication with the shaft;
the horizontal passageway providing a first flowpath through the force sensitive resistor, the shaft providing a second flowpath through the force sensitive resistor;
an elastic membrane being secured over the opening; and
wherein the elastic membrane deforms in response to increased air pressure in the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,188,168

SHOCK-ABSORBENT JUNCTION APPARATUS AND FACEMASK SYSTEM

1. A shock absorbing junction comprising:a first plate;
a second plate;
a resilient material comprising at least three springs having a triangular configuration;
a clip comprising an opening for receiving a portion of a facemask;
a button shaped to mate with a slot in a helmet;
wherein said resilient material is located between said first plate and said second plate;
wherein said first plate comprises a first top face and a first bottom face;
wherein said second plate comprises a second top face and a second bottom face;
wherein each of the at least three springs comprises a first end and a second end;
wherein each first end is connected to said first bottom face and each second end is connected to said second top face;
wherein the clip is coupled to the first top face; and
wherein the button is coupled to the second bottom face.

US Pat. No. 10,188,167

TIME TRIAL BICYCLE HELMET WITH EAR SHIELD

Bell Sports, Inc., Scott...

1. A helmet, comprising:an aerodynamic helmet body comprising a front portion, an opposite a tail portion, and an opening configured to receive a wearer's head, the tail portion comprising two side portions each having a lower edge curving downward behind an ear of a wearer when the helmet body is worn by the wearer; and
a shield comprising two ear shield portions connected to each other adjacent the front portion of the helmet body by a brow portion;
wherein the shield is releasably coupled to the helmet body through magnetic coupling when the shield is connected to the helmet body, the magnetic coupling occurring between at least one shield magnet coupled to the shield and aligned with at least one body magnet in the helmet body; and
wherein the helmet body is configured to leave a majority of the ear of the wearer exposed with respect to the helmet body, and the ear shield portions extend rearward from the brow portion of the shield aligned with the front portion of the helmet body to respective front edges of the two side portions of the tail portion and align aerodynamically with the two side portions of the tail portion and cover at least a portion of the ears of the wearer when connected to the helmet body adjacent to the front portion.

US Pat. No. 10,188,164

VENTED COOLING GARMENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A vented upper body garment, comprising:a back panel comprising an inner surface intended for contacting the skin of a user and an outer surface, a top edge, a bottom edge, a right edge and a left edge, a first region and a second region;
the first region comprising a first plurality of overlay film structures affixed to the back panel, each overlay film structure in the first plurality of overlay film structures having a shape, wherein the first plurality of overlay film structures are affixed to the outer surface of the back panel;
a plurality of perforations aligning with the first plurality of overlay film structures, each of the perforations extending through each overlay film structure in the first plurality of overlay film structures and the back panel;
each overlay film structure in the first plurality of overlay film structures defining a reinforcing perimeter for each of the perforations in the plurality of perforations on the back panel; and
a flocked silicone pattern aligned with a perimeter of each perforation in the plurality of perforations in the first region, the flocked silicon pattern extending into the second region, wherein the flocked silicone pattern is deposited on the inner surface of the back panel proximate to each of the reinforcing perimeters formed by the first plurality of overlay film structures.

US Pat. No. 10,188,163

DOUBLE-LAYER TRIM PIECE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of unitary construction for forming a double-layer trim piece, the article comprising:when in an un-assembled configuration:
a first zone having a first set of apertures, each of the first set of apertures having a first size;
a second zone having a second set of apertures, each of the second set of apertures having a second size; and
a third zone interposed between the first zone and the second zone, wherein the first zone, the second zone, and the third zone lie in a continuous plane.

US Pat. No. 10,188,159

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR REDUCING HEAD OR NECK TRAUMA

ARMOUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. An apparatus for reducing trauma in the head or neck of a living being caused by acceleration of the head relative to the torso of the living being within a range of motion, the apparatus comprising:a support configured to engage at least one of the head, neck, and shoulder of the living being; and
a physiological damper including at least one electrode associated with the support and an actuator coupled to actuate the electrode, wherein the electrode is positioned to stimulate a muscle of the living being to (1) increase resistance to the motion provided by the muscle in response to a sensed position, speed or acceleration of the head of the living being, or (2) strengthen the muscle of the living being to counteract a force applied to the head of the living being.

US Pat. No. 10,188,156

ASYMMETRIC ATHLETIC APPAREL AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR

NEW BALANCE ATHLETICS, IN...

1. An asymmetric garment for at least a portion of an upper body of a wearer, the garment comprising:a torso section extending around a torso portion of the upper body of the wearer;
a first sleeve connected to the torso section at a first seam and comprising a first arm region at least partially covering a first arm of the wearer; and
a second sleeve connected to the torso section at a second seam and comprising (i) a second arm region at least partially covering a second arm of the wearer and (ii) a second shoulder region covering at least a portion of a second shoulder of the wearer, the second shoulder region comprising a front section and a back section that each extend only partially over a torso of the wearer proximate the second arm region, wherein the second seam is arranged asymmetrically with respect to the first seam so as to provide reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion at the second shoulder region, and wherein the garment further comprises:
a single expanse of material comprising first and second material portions joined at the second seam, a combination of which further results in the asymmetrical garment providing, at a body portion subject to resistance, reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion,
the first material portion comprising a first material, the first material portion comprising at least a portion of the torso section extending from the second seam to the first seam; and
the second material portion comprising a second material differing in at least one material property from the first material and adapted to provide reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion at the second shoulder region, the second material portion comprising a single unitary expanse of material, extending from the second seam and comprising the shoulder region and at least a portion of the second arm region of the second sleeve and, at the second arm region, extending completely around the second arm of the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,188,155

GARMENT COMPRISING A MODULE WITH A REMOVABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, FASTENED TO THE GARMENT THROUGH SUPPLE MAGNETIC MEANS

WEAR TRBL, Paris (FR)

1. A unit, in particular a garment, comprising:a supple-sheet support (100), in particular a textile support, including a cut-out (102) formed in an apparent region;
a flat electronic module (200), whose peripheral perimeter (202) is similar to the perimeter of the cut-out (102), and whose dimensions are greater than those of the cut-out so as to define with the latter an overlapping peripheral region (204), this module being arranged on an inner side of the support and comprising a circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and a display (206) visible from an outer side of the support, through the cut-out; and
magnetic means for attaching the module to the support when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region,characterized in that:the circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and the display (206) is a flexible circuit;
the support (100) comprises, around the cut-out at the inner side, a peripheral band (130) carrying a first magnetization pattern with ranges (132, 134, 136, 138) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity; and
the module (200) includes at the periphery thereof a frame (230), of dimensions similar to those of the peripheral band of the support, carrying a second magnetization pattern with ranges (232, 234, 236, 238) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity,
the second magnetization pattern being a reverse pattern, conjugated with respect to the first magnetization pattern, when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 10,188,152

SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BREAST DISPLACEMENT

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 straps connected between the cups and the torso strap and each configured to be seated on the shoulder of the wearer when the breasts are positioned in the pair of cups;
an array of straps extending from an upper portion of the cups to the each of the pair of shoulder straps across the chest of the wearer when the breasts are positioned in the pair of cups;
at least one shape memory wire integrated into at least each of said pair of shoulder straps;
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. 10,188,148

ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEM

McNeil AB, Helsingborg (...

1. A system for generating a vapor from a liquid comprising:a) an electric heater having a body comprising at least one sidewall that defines an interior void, at least one inner surface, at least one outer surface, and a plurality of apertures through the at least one sidewall, the electric heater comprising an electrically resistive material contained within a heat diffusing material;
b) an elongate wick having a longitudinal axis, a first end, a second end, and an outer surface, the elongate wick comprising a durable elongate structure having a plurality of liquid-conducting features on the outer surface;wherein at least a portion of the liquid-conducting features of the elongate wick proximate the first end engage at least a portion of the at least one inner surface of the electric heater and at least a portion of the liquid-conducting features of the elongate wick are capable of conducting the liquid from a source proximate the second end of the wick along the outer surface of the elongate wick to the electric heater.

US Pat. No. 10,188,146

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND ATOMIZER DEVICE AND ATOMIZER ASSEMBLY THEREOF

SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOG...

1. An atomizer device (10), comprising an atomizer assembly (12); the atomizer assembly (12) comprising a connection tube (123) and an inner core assembly (124) arranged in the connection tube (123); the connection tube (123) defining a liquid inlet hole (1233) allowing liquid solution to flow into the connection tube (123); the inner core assembly (124) comprising a heater (1242) for heating and atomizing the liquid solution flowing into the connection tube (123); wherein the connection tube (123) comprises a first connection member (1231) and a second connection member (1232) detachably connected with the first connection member (1231); and the first connection member (1231) and the second connection member (1232) defines a receiving space in which the inner core assembly (124) is detachably arranged; the atomizer assembly (12) further comprises a conducible atomizer base (121), and the connection tube (123) is detachably connected with the atomizer base (121); wherein the atomizer device (10) further comprises a liquid reservoir assembly (11); the atomizer assembly (12) is detachably connected with the liquid reservoir assembly (11), and the liquid reservoir assembly (11) forms a liquid reservoir chamber (A) for containing liquid solution, a liquid outlet (1113) allowing the liquid solution to flow out of the liquid reservoir chamber (A), and a blocker (115) blocking in the liquid outlet (1113); the atomizer assembly (12) is screwed to the liquid reservoir assembly (11) and is capable of driving the blocker (115) to rotate, thereby driving the blocker (115) to rotate to open the liquid outlet (1113) while being installed and driving the blocker (115) to rotate to close the liquid outlet (1113) while being removed; and the liquid outlet (1113) corresponds to the liquid inlet hole (1233) such that liquid solution can be injected into the connection tube (123) when the liquid outlet (1113) is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,188,145

PERSONAL VAPORIZER HAVING REVERSING AIR FLOW

1. A personal vaporizer having a distal end and a proximal end, a distal direction defined moving axially from the proximal end toward the distal end, a proximal direction being opposite the distal direction, comprising:an atomizer module comprising an atomizer cup having a distal wall and a side wall extending in the proximal direction from the distal wall to a proximal edge, a heating element being arranged in or adjacent the atomizer cup, the cup being configured to accept a vaporizing medium so that the vaporizing medium is atomized when the heating element is energized;
a vaporizing chamber defined in part by the distal and side walls of the atomizer cup, the vaporizing medium being contained within the vaporizing chamber;
a flow body selectively attachable to a proximal side of the atomizer module, the flow body comprising an inlet passage through a side of the flow body, the inlet passage communicating with a delivery passage that extends in the distal direction from the inlet passage to a delivery opening, the delivery passage and delivery opening being defined by the flow body, the delivery opening being distal of the inlet passage and proximal of the vaporizing chamber, and being configured to direct intake air into the vaporizing chamber;
an exit passage communicating with the vaporizing chamber and defined by the flow body adjacent the delivery passage, and an exit opening communicating with the exit passage and being proximal of the vaporizing chamber; and
a mouthpiece having a mouthpiece outlet that is in communication with the exit passage, the mouthpiece being proximal of the flow body;
wherein a vaporizing chamber flow path is defined within the vaporizing chamber between the delivery opening and the exit passage, and atomized vaporizing medium becomes entrained in the air flowing along the vaporizing chamber flow path so as to form a vapor; and
wherein the vaporizer is configured so that as air is drawn out of the mouthpiece outlet, air is drawn in through the inlet passage and flows along the vaporizing chamber flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,188,144

AEROSOL-FORMING MEMBER COMPRISING A SHEET OF MATERIAL HAVING A NON-PLANAR INNER MAJOR SURFACE

Batmark Limited, London ...

1. An aerosol-forming member comprising:a sheet of material configured to wick and to heat a solution, the sheet of material comprising a non-planar inner major surface having a capillary structure configured to emit vapor during use, and an outer major surface that is configured to emit less vapor than the inner major surface during use, wherein the inner major surface of the aerosol-forming member forms a channel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,142

AMPHIPHILE-MODIFIED SORBENTS IN SMOKING ARTICLES AND FILTERS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A smoking article comprising an amphiphile-modified sorbent having at least one amphiphilic compound selected from the group consisting of an imidazoline, an ethoxylated amine, and a quaternary phospholipid bound to an inorganic molecular sieve substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,188,141

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCORPORATING OBJECTS INTO CIGARETTE FILTERS

R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COM...

1. A method for providing filter rods for use in the manufacture of smoking articles, each filter rod having objects individually spaced at predetermined intervals along a length thereof, the method comprising:supplying a continuous web of filter material from a source of filter material;
rotating a vacuum-assisted insertion wheel having a peripheral face, the peripheral face defining a plurality of spaced pockets;
introducing individual spherical objects into the plurality of spaced pockets along the peripheral face of the insertion wheel, at least one of the pockets having a seat comprising a hollow tube having a cylindrical-shaped side wall with a plurality of protrusions extending inwardly from the side wall that define gaps therebetween to permit flow of air past the individual spherical object supported on the seat, said plurality of protrusions defining a support surface to position one individual spherical object centrally within the hollow tube, and wherein only one individual spherical object is held within a pocket, and a vacuum is applied to at least a portion of the pockets through the gaps to maintain the individual spherical objects within the pockets during rotation of the insertion wheel;
separating the continuous web of filter material;
inserting at predetermined intervals the individual spherical objects from within the pockets to within cavities formed where the web of filter material is separated; and
compressing the continuous web of filter material to form a continuous rod of filter material having the individual spherical objects positioned at the predetermined intervals within the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,188,136

HYDROPHOBIN MIMICS: PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIEN...

1. A hydrophobin mimic of Formula I for use in bio-nano technology:
comprising;
a hydrophilic protein head group PROT having a length of up to 500 amino acids, selected from the group consisting of serine proteases, cysteine proteases, aspartic proteases, metalloproteases, trypsin, chymotrypsin, subtilisin, proteinase K, and mixtures thereof;
a hydrophilic spacer comprising a phosphonate ester of an ethylene glycol oligomer, wherein ‘n’ is an integer 1-30; and
a hydrophobic tail of formula II,

wherein “R/H” represents either H or a C4-C20 (un)substituted or substituted straight, branched, cyclic, or acyclic aliphatic moiety; an aromatic moiety; or an alkylphenyl moiety, wherein at least one R/H is not H.

US Pat. No. 10,188,126

COTTON CANDY PREPARING DEVICE

AGATSUMA CO., LTD., Toky...

1. A cotton candy preparing device, comprising:a rotary pot that can be divided into a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion;
a plurality of legs that extend downwards from a vicinity of a circumferential edge portion of a lower end of the pot upper portion and which each include a leg end portion that expands outwards at a lower end thereof;
a heating plate that is provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion; and
an opening and closing member having a depression that is formed at a center of a top portion of the pot upper portion as a semi-spherical loading port,
wherein the pot upper portion includes a cylindrical inner wall that is provided below the opening and closing member, a diametrically expanded inclined portion having a plurality of ribs projecting inward under the cylindrical inner wall, an annular projecting portion formed in a flat annular shape that extends radially outwards in a horizontal direction from a lower end of the diametrically expanded inclined portion, and a ring member that is provided on a lower surface of the annular projecting portion,
wherein a plurality of depressed portions are provided on the lower surface of the annular projecting portion and are opened to an outer edge of the annular projecting portion,
wherein the ring member has an outer diameter and an inner diameter substantially coincident with the outer diameter and the inner diameter of the annular projecting portion, a plurality of first expanded portions having a predetermined width in a circumferential direction from an inner edge of the ring member, and a second expanded portion that is narrower in the circumferential direction than the plurality of first expanded portions and continues outside the plurality of first expanded portions,
wherein the ring member is overlapped on the heating plate by bringing into contact with the heating plate from the inner edge to near the outer edge thereof,
wherein an outer end portion of the second expanded portion is connected to an inner end portion of a depressed portion of the plurality of depressed portions so as to form a slight gap continuing from the second expanded portion to the depressed portion,
wherein the pot bottom portion includes leg receiving holes that are provided near the circumferential edge portion of the upper surface of the pot bottom portion and into which the plurality of legs can be inserted individually,
wherein the leg receiving holes each have an inserting portion that can permit passage of the leg end portion and a leg stopping portion that connects continuously to a side of the inserting portion and whose width to an outer circumferential direction of the rotary pot is made narrower than the inserting portion,
wherein the pot bottom portion further includes a rod-shaped engaging pin below the heating plate,
wherein the rod-shaped engaging pin is positioned on a lower side of the annular projecting portion at a first end thereof and is attached to a pot bottom main body in an oscillating fashion, and the rod-shaped engaging pin has an engaging projecting body that is provided on a side of the rod-shaped engaging pin so as to project into a triangular shape therefrom and is biased by an elastic body so as to cause the engaging projecting body to project into at least one of the leg receiving holes;
wherein a second end of the rod-shaped engaging pin is formed into a rod-shaped body configured to be brought into engagement with an operation pin,
wherein the operation pin faces toward the center of the pot bottom main body, and the outer end portion thereof protrudes outward from the annular projecting portion, and
wherein when the leg end portion protruding from the annular projecting portion is pressed toward the center of the pot bottom main body, the rod-shaped engaging pin is swung around the first end so as to compress the elastic body, and the engaging projecting body projecting into the leg receiving holes is moved to the inside of the pot bottom main body and the leg end portion inserted into the leg stopping portion is moved to the inserting portion, such that a leg of the plurality of legs is configured to be removed from the leg receiving holes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,120

MULTIPLE DRAWER SMOKER

LANDMANN USA, Fairburn, ...

1. A smoking apparatus comprising a cabinet having side and rear walls, an upper smoking chamber with a front access door and a lower section having at least two independently operable drawers, one of said drawers disposed above the other and each of said drawers having a front panel with right and left side panels forming an enclosure, a handle attached to each of said front panels, said handles located outside said cabinet, one of said drawers configured to hold a flavoring material and the second drawer configured to hold a liquid, a support surface for each of said drawers secured to said side walls of said lower section, whereby said drawers can be moved into and out of said cabinet using said handles, and a heating element disposed within said cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,118

CUTTER FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL NOODLES

1. A three-dimensional noodle cutter comprising:rotation shafts (10, 11) arranged in parallel with each other and driven by a motor;
first roller (20) and second roller (21) provided on an outer peripheral surface of the rotation shafts (10, 11) in a form of a cylinder and driven to rotate in close contact with each other; and
a molding groove (30) depressed inwardly along an outer peripheral surface of the first roller (20) and the second roller (21),
wherein edges of dough introduced in the molding groove (30) are cut by friction between the first roller (20) and the second roller (21), thereby producing noodles, wherein the molding groove (30) is formed in a space between a first curved part (31) and a second curved part (32) alternatively arranged in a longitudinal direction of the rotation shafts (10, 11), a small space part (33) and a large part (34) formed in the first roller, and the first curved part (31) and the second curved part (32) formed in the second roller (21) are arranged to be engaged with each other and rotate so that the first curved part (31) and the second curved part (32) of the first curved part (31) are aligned with the first curved part (31) and the second curved part (32) of the second curved part (31), respectively, whereby dough introduced in the molding grove (30) is produced into noodles (50) having an embossed three-dimensional shapes,
wherein both ends of first and second rollers (20, 21) are attached with the first and second control saw teeth (40, 41), which precisely control a contact of the first and second curved part (31, 32) formed by the first and second rollers (20, 21), and on an inside of each of the first and second control saw teeth (40, 41) is an alignment pin (43) which fastens a coupling of the rollers and saw teeth; outsides of the first and second control saw teeth (40, 41) are marked with first and second contact points (42a, 42b) to easily identify when the first and second rollers (20, 21) break away from one another and are loosened and make necessary adjustments to the first and second control saw teeth (40, 41).

US Pat. No. 10,188,107

SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF C4-PEP CARBOXYLASES

HEINRICH HEINE UNIVERSITA...

1. A method of using at least one compound, a salt or solvate thereof as a C4 plant selective herbicide, comprising applying said compound, salt or solvate to a plant, wherein binding of said compound to the malate binding site of aphosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from a C3 plant is inhibited, and wherein said compound has a structure according toformula (I)
wherein A iswherein R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 are, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of H, OH, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, or wherein two residues in ortho position to each other form a heterocyclic ring using —O—CH2—O— or —O—CH2—CH2—O, andB is
wherein R11, R12, R13, R14 and R15 are, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of H, OH, carboxylic acid, ester, alkyl, alkoxy and halogen, or wherein two residues in ortho position to each other form a heterocyclic ring using —O—CH2—O— or —O—CH2—CH2—O—,
and wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are, independently of each other H or an alkyl group,
and wherein integer i is 0 or 1,
and the bond (a) is a single or double bond,
and wherein in case (a) is a double bond, n is 0 and X is O or S, and wherein in case (a) is a single bond n is 1, and X is H or an alkyl group,
and wherein the bond (b) is a single or double bond, and wherein in case (b) is a double bond, m and p are 0, and wherein in case (b) is a single bond m and p are both 1,
and wherein said compound being capable of binding to the malate binding site comprised by a phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from a C4 plant, thereby inhibiting said phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase.

US Pat. No. 10,188,098

EXTREMELY FAST FREEZING, LOW-TEMPERATURE BLAST FREEZER

Reflect Scientific Inc., ...

1. A freezer, comprising:a plurality of shelves in an insulated payload bay;
a plurality of evaporators coupled to the payload bay with a parallel array of coolant tubes in each evaporator, further comprising one or more cryogenic valves coupled to the coolant tubes, wherein one of the cryogenic valves is located at an exhaust port of the freezer;
a rubber pneumatic seal placed between a freezer door and the payload bay;
a pneumatic latch for latching the freezer door and the pneumatic rubber seal are powered by the pressure derived from an exhaust gas;
a pump to force a cryogenic coolant flowing through the evaporators with a pressure of at least 90 psi to supply the coolant at each evaporator with at least 20 gallons per hour of coolant;
a plurality of fans to circulate cooled air in the payload bay;
a room heat exchanger valve controlling a flow of cryogen to a room heat exchanger after the cryogen exits from the evaporators, a room fan that forces air through said room heat exchanger, where the air is cooled and delivered to a room, wherein the fan is controlled by a controller with a room thermocouple as a feedback loop.

US Pat. No. 10,188,088

FISH STRIKE INDICATING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE WITH AN ICE FISHING TIP-UP

Deep Freeze, LLC, Steven...

1. A fish strike indicating apparatus comprising:an enclosure configured to attach to an ice fishing tip-up flagpole, the enclosure comprising
a cylindrical mounting channel extending longitudinally along a first side of the enclosure, the cylindrical mounting channel adapted to securely receive the flagpole;
a transmitting apparatus disposed inside of the enclosure, wherein the transmitting apparatus is configured to transmit a wireless signal indicative of a fish strike to a mobile device; and
a receiving apparatus disposed inside of the enclosure, wherein the receiving apparatus is configured to receive a wireless signal from the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,087

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method to separate insects from an insect and gas mixture, the method includes:(a) providing:
a separator having an input and an output, the input is configured to accept an insect and gas mixture, the separator separates insects from the insect and gas mixture and outputs an insect-depleted gas stream via said output, the insect-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of insects relative to the insect and gas mixture; and
(b) separating insects from the insect and gas mixture to form an insect-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of insects relative to the insect and gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,085

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR CULTURING COCHINEAL INSECTS ON AN ARTIFICIAL MEDIUM

SciConsult, Inc., Fort W...

1. A self-supporting mass, comprising:an artificial culture medium which contains a plant additive and which has been inoculated with a plurality of insects selected from the group consisting of the genus Dactylopius;
wherein said artificial culture medium further comprises a three-dimensional matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,188,083

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method to separate insects from an insect and gas mixture, the method includes:(a) providing:
(a1) a first separator having a first input and a first output, the first input is configured to accept an insect and gas mixture, the first separator separates insects from the insect and gas mixture and outputs a first insect-depleted gas stream via said first output, the first insect-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of insects relative to the insect and gas mixture; and
(a2) a second separator having a second input and a second output, said second input is in fluid communication with said first output of the first separator, the second separator is configured to accept at least a portion of the first insect-depleted gas stream from the first separator and separate additional insects therefrom and output a second insect-depleted gas stream via said second output, the second insect-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of insects relative to the first insect-depleted gas stream;
(b) separating insects from the insect and gas mixture to form a first insect-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of insects relative to the insect and gas mixture; and
(c) after step (b), separating additional insects from the first insect-depleted gas stream to form a second insect-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of insects relative to the first insect-depleted gas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,188,081

PORT AND PERCH INSERT FOR A BIRD FEEDER

1. A port and perch insert for fitting into an aperture through a wall of a container of a birdfeeder, the port and perch insert comprising a port, a perch, and a snap fit element which flexes to snap over an edge of the aperture and retain the port and perch insert to the container, wherein the snap fit element comprises:a protrusion which snaps over the edge of the aperture to engage against an inside surface of the container;
a flexible root portion which connects the snap fit element to a main body of the port and perch insert, and which flexes to allow the protrusion to snap over the edge of the aperture; and
a paddle portion which is pushable from outside the container once the port and perch insert has been fitted to the container, to flex the root portion and move the protrusion out of engagement with the inside surface of the container to allow the port and perch insert to be removed from the container.

US Pat. No. 10,188,080

FULL 360 DEGREES HANDS-FREE LEASH ATTACHMENT UNIT

1. A hands-free leash attachment unit, comprising:a flexible outer hose shaped as a ring and having an innermost perimeter facing a center point of said ring and an outermost perimeter opposite said innermost perimeter, said flexible outer hose having a longitudinal length and a slot extending said longitudinal length along said outermost perimeter of said flexible outer hose;
a pad located on said innermost perimeter of said flexible outer hose;
a corrugated inner hose shaped as a ring, said corrugated inner hose being placed within a hollow of said flexible outer hose and having a longitudinal length and a slot extending said longitudinal length of said corrugated inner hose and along an outermost perimeter of said corrugated inner hose;
an innermost ring being one of a rope or a chain, said innermost ring being placed in a hollow of said corrugated inner hose so that said corrugated inner hose is between said flexible outer hose and said innermost ring;
whereby said innermost ring is configured to move independently of said flexible outer hose within said hollow of said corrugated inner hose.

US Pat. No. 10,188,078

GRAVITY FLOW FEEDER

1. A gravity flow animal feeder, comprising:a. first and second canisters having an upper and lower ends;
b. first and second funnels having an upper and lower ends, said upper end of said first funnel attached to said first canister at said lower end of said first canister and said second funnel attached to said second canister at said lower end of said second canister;
c. a chute having an upper and lower end, said upper end of said chute attached to said lower ends of said first and second funnels;
d. a trough attached to said lower end of said chute, said trough having an internal cavity, wherein said first and second canisters, said first and second funnels, said chute, and said trough are engaged to allow for the passage of feed there through;
e. an access in said trough, said access being pivotally articulable between an open and closed position;
f. a cylinder having a piston movable therein, said cylinder attached to said access, said cylinder being articulable for extending and retracting said piston for pivotally opening and closing said cavity; and
g. a timing mechanism means for triggering said cylinder to open and close said access.

US Pat. No. 10,188,077

HANG-ON NATURAL WATER DRINKING SYSTEM

Ying Yeeh Enterprise Co.,...

1. A hang-on natural water drinking system, provided in form of a hang-on drinking system adapted to effectuate a natural water state, the hang-on drinking system comprising:a holder having a pipe segment;
a water-holding unit for holding drinking water and laterally provided with a connecting segment for drawing water off the water-holding unit, allowing the pipe segment to fit around the connecting segment; and
a drinking unit serving pets and comprising a basic drinking portion, a supporting portion, and a diverting portion, the basic drinking portion having an end extending to form a guide trough, the guide trough abutting against the connecting segment from below to guide water to the basic drinking portion, allowing water to go from an end of a submerged motor to the diverting portion coupled to the basic drinking portion, allowing the water in the diverting portion to flow across at least one blocking region defined at the diverting portion in a manner to enter a turbulent white-water drinking state, wherein the water not only enters the basic drinking portion to serve the pets, but is also driven by the submerged motor coupled to the basic drinking portion to move upward and get introduced into the diverting portion so that the water from the water-holding unit circulates through the drinking unit continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,188,076

CAT LITTER PRODUCT

OIL-DRI CORPORATION OF AM...

1. A lightweight clumping cat litter, comprising 45%-80% by weight of sodium bentonite and 20%-55% by weight of a non-swelling sorbent material, wherein the non-swelling sorbent material includes a cellulose-containing material, and wherein the sodium bentonite comprises 47% or more of the external surface area of the litter, and wherein upon contact with a sufficient amount of liquid, a portion of the litter so-contacted forms an intact, removable clump within thirty seconds of the contact, which clump remains intact for at least one hour after the contact.

US Pat. No. 10,188,051

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IRRIGATION

1. A method for controlling irrigation of one or more agricultural plants comprisingA. Allowing irrigation water to fall on agricultural plants from a container through an aperture in the container that may be opened or closed electronically;
B. Collecting irrigation water that exits the agricultural plants into a collector,
C. Funneling the irrigation water from the collector into a tipping bucket, wherein the tipping bucket has two sides of triangular shape, and a bottom beneath and common to both sides, and wherein an electrode is fixedly attached to the bottom;
D. Allowing the irrigation water to fill one side of the tipping bucket sufficiently to cause it to tip, causing the electrode fixedly attached to the bottom of the tipping bucket to move past a second electrode electrically connected to an electrical circuit that is also connected to the aperture in the container from which the irrigation water comes;
E. Completing an electrical circuit for a time sufficient to generate an electrical pulse;
G. Counting each electrical pulse,
H. Sending the electrical pulse created when the first fixedly attached electrode instantaneously contacts the second electrode to the aperture of the container from which the irrigation water comes;
I. Opening or closing the aperture of the container; and
K. Not using weight measurements, pH measurements, soil moisture measurements, nor measurements of chemical composition of the irrigation water exiting the agricultural plant to control the opening or closing of the container from which the irrigation water comes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,049

CUSTOMIZED CROP MODELING

CropMetrics LLC, North B...

1. A crop modeling system comprising:an irrigation system; and
a user input device communicatively coupled to the irrigation system via a communication connection,
wherein the irrigation system and the user input device are configured to communicate with a processor and a non-transitory memory with one or more executable instructions stored thereon, wherein the processor is configured to execute the one or more executable instructions, wherein the one or more executable instructions are configured to cause the processor to:
open a crop modeling graphical user interface for a geospatial location of a field associated with the irrigation system, wherein the crop modeling graphical user interface includes a crop model for the geospatial location of the field;
move a crop graphical user interface element to a mapped location on the crop modeling graphical user interface responsive to one or more user inputs received via the user input device, wherein the one or more user inputs correspond to the geospatial location of the field, wherein the one or more user inputs at least partially include data obtained during an in-season timeframe;
generate an in-season crop model by applying the one or more user inputs to the crop model via the moving of the crop graphical user interface element, wherein the in-season crop model includes one or more forecasted water application rates for the geospatial location of the field;
store the in-season crop model as a list of one or more updates made to the in-season crop model, wherein a history of the one or more updates is retrievable via an access point; and
generate one or more control signals based on the in-season crop model, wherein the one or more control signals are configured to adjust one or more components of the irrigation system.

US Pat. No. 10,188,048

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING MOVEMENT OF DISEASE FIELD

BE SEEN BE SAFE LTD., To...

1. A method for monitoring movement of disease across agricultural areas of interest comprising:displaying, on a map of an application of a first device, at least one virtual zone corresponding to an agricultural geographic area of interest,
the at least one virtual zone defined by at least one geofence,
each virtual zone associated with a level of risk that indicates a likelihood of an outbreak of a disease detrimental to agriculture within the agricultural area of interest,
each virtual zone configured to receive access notification information from each geofence when tracked devices enter an area defined by that geofence,
the access information including the level of risk associated with the tracked devices, and
the level of risk associated with the virtual zone comprising a level of risk associated with the tracked devices that have entered an area defined by the virtual zone within a period of time associated with the disease; and
receiving an alert message associated with a level of risk when the first device is in proximity to a virtual zone associated with that level of risk, the alert message received prior to the first device entering the virtual zone.

US Pat. No. 10,188,046

SPECTRUM OPTIMIZATION FOR ARTIFICIAL ILLUMINATION

HELIOSPECTRA AB, Gothenb...

1. A method of using an illumination system for artificial illumination of a plant, the illumination system comprising a first and a second light source and at least one sensor configured to receive light reflected from the plant, wherein the first and the second light sources are configured to emit light within a first and a second predetermined wavelength range, respectively, the method comprising:controlling the first and the second light source to illuminate the plant with a first and a second predetermined base level radiant flux, respectively;
introducing a minor variation to at least one of the first and the second base level radiant flux;
determining, by the at least one sensor, a first level of reflected light within the first wavelength range and a second level of reflected light at the second wavelength range;
estimating a marginal reflectance based on the first and the second levels of reflected light from the plant within each of the first and second wavelength ranges, wherein the marginal reflectance comprises a derivative of the first or the second levels of reflected light with respect to the first and the second predetermined base level radiant flux, respectively; and
adjusting a radiant flux of light emitted by the first light source such that the marginal reflectance within the first wavelength range stands in a predetermined relation to the marginal reflectance within the second wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,188,045

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ERADICATING SOIL-BORNE PESTS USING VARIABLE CONTROLLED ELECTRIC CURRENT

David Michael Flagler, S...

1. An apparatus for introducing electricity into soil to eradicate soil-borne pests, said apparatus comprising:a frame having a plurality of frame members;
a leading row supported by said frame, said leading row having a plurality of downwardly pointing ripper shanks, each of said ripper shanks configured to cut a path through the soil;
a trailing row supported by said frame behind said leading row, said trailing row having a plurality of downwardly disposed stinger shanks that each comprise at least one electrically conductive exterior surface, each of said stinger shanks being aligned with one of said ripper shanks so as to define a plurality of shank pairs therewith and to move through said path cut by said corresponding ripper shank;
a source of electricity electrically connected to each of said stinger shanks so as to transmit a quantity of electricity thereto;
a voltage controller electrically connected to said source of electricity and configured to select said quantity of electricity to be transmitted to each of said stinger shanks based on the condition of the soil; and
a probe row supported by said frame between said leading row and said trailing row, said probe row having a soil probe configured to move through one of said paths formed by said leading row, read the condition of the soil in said path and transmit a reading signal to said voltage controller, said voltage controller further configured to receive and process said reading signal to automatically determine said quantity of electricity required to be transmitted to each of said stinger shanks to effectively and efficiently eradicate the pests by continuously discharging electricity from said source of electricity into the soil from said stinger shanks as said stinger shanks move through the soil.

US Pat. No. 10,188,043

VARIABLE SPEED ROUND BALE CHAMBER CONTROL WITH ACCUMULATOR SENSOR

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A variable speed baler, comprising:a baling chamber configured to bale crop material, the baling chamber having a plurality of bale forming belts driven at a determined speed by at least one powered drive roll;
a crop height sensor to detect a height of accumulated crop material at an accumulation region to be fed to the baling chamber;
a bale size sensor to detect a size of a bale in the baling chamber; and
a controller configured to compare the height of the accumulated crop material to a comparison value using information from the crop height sensor and to determine a growth rate of the bale being formed in the baling chamber using information from the bale size sensor and manipulate the speed of the bale forming belts in the baling chamber in response to the height of accumulated crop material and the growth rate of the bale in the baling chamber, wherein if the bale growth rate is less than zero, the controller determines whether the height of the accumulated crop material is greater than the comparison value, and if the height of the accumulated crop material is greater than the comparison value, the bale forming belts are operated at a user-provided desired speed.

US Pat. No. 10,188,041

SQUARE BALER

1. A square baler comprising:a frame;
a bale chamber formed on the frame so as to be opened forward and backward, and having a square cross-section;
a knotting part having a knotting member and a needle member, wherein the knotting member is provided at an upper portion of a rear side of the bale chamber so as to knot and cut a bale string, and the needle member is provided at a lower part of the rear side of the bale chamber so as to perform a vertical angular movement and guide the bale string to the knotting member;
a pickup part picking up and providing hay in a front inner space of the bale chamber;
a rake part rotatably installed on an upper portion of a front side of the bale chamber so as to, during a rotation and a downward motion of the rake part, push and compress the hay, which was picked up and provided to the front inner space of the bale chamber, towards the rear side where the bale string is positioned between the knotting member and the needle member; and
a compression arm provided to prevent the hay, which was pushed and compressed backwards by the rake part, from being uncompressed during the rotation and upward motion of the rake part and re-compress the hay.

US Pat. No. 10,188,040

HAY RAKE WHEEL ANTI-CLOGGING SYSTEM

1. A hay rake wheel anti-clogging system comprising:a vehicle;
a hay rake wheel coupled to said vehicle, said hay rake wheel comprising a plurality of tines extending from a hub, said tines being rotated wherein said tines are configured for raking;
a mount, said mount being coupled to said vehicle proximate to said hay rake wheel, said mount comprising a housing, said housing having a flat face;
a rod, said rod being coupled to and extending from said mount, said rod being elongated, said rod being positioned adjacent to said hay rake wheel such that said rod contacts said tines as said tines are urged towards said rod by movement of said vehicle in a manner rotating said hay rake wheel; and
a coupler, said coupler being coupled to said housing and forming a loop with said housing wherein said coupler is positionable to extend around an axle housing coupled to said vehicle adjacent to said hay rake wheel whereby said coupler couples said housing to said axle housing, said flat face being positionable to abut a hub guard extending from said axle housing.

US Pat. No. 10,188,039

ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION FOR HEADER SYSTEMS FROM A COMBINE BACKSHAFT

1. An electrical power system for a header of a combine harvester, the header including a working element and a header backshaft, wherein the header backshaft is mechanically coupleable to a drive mechanism of the combine harvester to cause rotation of the header backshaft, wherein the header backshaft is further mechanically coupled to the working element of the header, and wherein rotation of the header backshaft drives operation of the working element of the header, the electrical power system comprising:an alternator mounted to the header and mechanically coupled to the header backshaft, wherein the alternator is configured to convert rotation of the header backshaft into electrical power; and
a power supply circuit mounted to the header and configured to transfer the electrical power from the alternator to one or more electric devices mounted on the header.

US Pat. No. 10,188,038

QUICK ATTACH CORN REEL ASSEMBLY

1. A corn reel finger assembly attachable to a corn reel axle, the assembly comprising:an elongate finger defining a finger axis and having a first end portion and a second end portion, and a yoke member;
a pin member,
the yoke member being positioned about the second end portion of the elongate finger, the yoke member defining at least one recess at an end portion of the yoke member and a pin receiving hole spaced from the recess and adapted to receive the pin member therethrough;
a mount adapted to engage with the corn reel axle, the mount including a brace having at least one catch adapted to engage the pin member, the mount further comprising a collar adapted to engage with the corn reel axle and configured to fit within the recess, and when assembled the yoke member recess is mated with a portion of an outer radial surface of the collar; and
when in an assembled form, the pin member is positioned within the pin receiving hole and engages the catch, and the second end portion of the finger is stationary relative to the corn reel axle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,037

YIELD ESTIMATION

1. A method comprising:receiving a first signal indicating an aggregate yield measured by an aggregate yield sensor during a measurement interval;
receiving a second signal indicating a plurality of geo-referenced regions across which a harvester has traveled prior to the measurement interval, each of the plurality of geo-referenced regions having a region width less than a width of a head of the harvester;
allocating, to each of at least two geo-referenced regions, an aggregate yield portion allocation based upon different conveyance times selected from a manufacture's database or measured for crops to travel from different transverse portions of the width of the head of the harvester to the aggregate yield sensor and Visual-Infrared Vegetative Index data derived from sensing of plants in selected portions of the electromagnetic spectrum at a time other than harvest; and outputting the aggregate yield portion allocations.

US Pat. No. 10,188,036

SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING AGRICULTURAL MATERIAL

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for evaluating performance of an imaging system, the method comprising:collecting a set of images that relate to agricultural material in a passage;
determining an average image of the set of collected images;
identifying a last image in the set of collected images;
determining a difference between the average image and the last image to yield a differenced image containing candidate pixels;
eliminating background image data from the differenced image to produce an initial image mask of unchanged content in the last image;
determining a mask area of the initial image mask; and
generating an alert data message to inspect the imaging system if the mask area exceeds a threshold area.

US Pat. No. 10,188,035

LOAD-BASED YIELD SENSOR

Intelligent Agricultural ...

5. A system for estimating the weight of a crop harvested in a harvesting machine including a grain elevator having a conveyor belt with upper and lower ends positioned within the harvesting machine and an on-board processor with a non-volatile memory, said processor controlling crop harvesting and weighing operations, which system comprises:first and second weight sensors operably connected at first and second sides of said conveyor belt upper end at approximately equal elevations;
each said weight sensor configured for providing an output corresponding to a portion of the conveyor belt weight on a respective conveyor belt upper end first or second side;
wherein said weight sensors comprise potentiometers configured for providing output corresponding to deflection of said conveyor belt upper end sides;
each said weight sensor output comprising an input to said processor;
said processor configured for processing data received from said weight sensors;
said processor configured for initializing with an empty conveyor belt weight;
said elevator configured for lifting said harvested crop within said harvesting machine;
each said weight sensor configured for providing an output to said processor comprising a loaded conveyor belt weight while said conveyor belt is lifting said harvested crop;
said processor configured for subtracting said empty conveyor belt weight from said loaded conveyor belt weight to determine a weight of harvested crop on each side of said conveyor belt;
said processor configured for providing output corresponding to said harvested crop weight;
said processor configured for adjusting crop harvesting parameters to compensate for asymmetrical weight conditions on said conveyor belt; and
wherein said crop harvesting parameters are selected from the group consisting of: harvesting machine speed; direction; crop quality; engine RPM; sieve spacing; harvester machine fan-rotor speed; and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,034

MATERIAL GUIDE FOR A STRAW HOOD OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

11. A residue handling system for an agricultural harvester, comprising:at least one spreader device defining a spreader exit;
a windrow exit;
a straw door selectively positionable between a first position and a second position, said straw door directed toward said spreader exit in said first position and directed toward said windrow exit in said second position; and
a flexible guide associated with said straw door and having a shape that deforms when said straw door switches between said first position and said second position, wherein in said first position said flexible guide is placed in a flow of crop material such that said shape of said flexible guide creates a smooth trajectory path of crop material flow toward said spreader exit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,031

CUTTER BLADE AND ASSEMBLY FOR A ROTARY CUTTER

Great Plains Manufacturin...

1. A blade assembly for a rotary cutter, said blade assembly comprising:an elongated blade carrier rotatably connected to the rotary cutter;
at least a first cutter blade and a second cutter blade, with one of said cutter blades secured to each opposite side of said blade carrier, wherein rotation of said blade carrier causes a corresponding rotation of said cutter blades;
an elongated base element secured below said blade carrier, wherein said cutter blades are sandwiched between said blade carrier and said base element;
a pair of elongated stop surfaces associated with said first cutter blade, wherein each of said elongated stop surfaces is configured to engage with a length of a side of said first cutter blade to inhibit rotation of said first cutter blade with respect to said blade carrier; and
a pair of elongated stop surfaces associated with said second cutter blade, wherein each of said elongated stop surfaces is configured to engage with a length of a side of said second cutter blade to inhibit rotation of said second cutter blade with respect to said blade carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,188,030

CUTTING MECHANISM FOR WHOLE PLANT HARVESTING

1. A cutting mechanism for the harvesting of whole plants, comprising:a frame, extending transverse to a forward direction;
a plurality of rotatable mowing elements positioned on a front side of the cutting mechanism and distributed over a width of the cutting mechanism, each of the plurality of rotatable mowing elements configured to rotate about a rotational axis and comprising a lower cutting disk configured to cut off crops from the ground and a conveyor rotor located above the lower cutting disk, the conveyor rotor configured to rotate around the rotational axis, coaxial to the cutting disk;
first and second transverse conveyors, located on sides of the cutting mechanism, configured to convey the crops cut off by the mowing elements to a middle of the cutting mechanism; and
a delivery conveyor located in the middle of the cutting mechanism configured to receive crops from the first and second transverse conveyors and convey the crops to a rear delivery opening of the cutting mechanism;
wherein the lower cutting disks of the mowing elements work together with one or more frame-affixed counter-blades and are driven together with the corresponding conveyor rotors by a shaft;
wherein the shafts of the mowing elements are driven by a gear arrangement that extends, on the front side, over the width of the cutting mechanism;
wherein the frame comprises a middle part and first and second lateral parts configured to swivel on the middle part between a horizontal operating position and a raised transporting position; and
wherein the first and second transverse conveyors are wider than the corresponding first and second lateral parts in the horizontal operating position and are within the width of the first and second lateral parts before being raised to the transporting position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,029

METHOD OF GENERATING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MAP OF A LAWN AND ITS USE TO IMPROVE MOWING EFFICIENCY

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A method comprising the steps of:operating a plurality of devices on a plurality of lawns according to a first schedule, each device having at least one sensor wherein the plurality of devices comprises two or more different types of devices;
generating, for each device, a respective map including:
setting a positioning point for the device;
acquiring a data set from the at least one sensor in relation to the device's orientation, motion and position relative to the positioning point, the data set comprising (i) pitch and roll data of the device, and (ii) data selected from a group consisting of GPS location, speed, velocity, acceleration, power usage, fuel usage, and combinations thereof;
transmitting the data set to a processor; and
processing the data set through the processor to generate the map;
determining, based on the generated maps, an operational efficiency of the plurality of devices operating according to the first schedule;
determining a second schedule for the plurality of devices based on the operational efficiency; and
operating the plurality of devices on the plurality of lawns according to the second schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,188,028

PLANTING APPARATUS OF NURSERY TREES AND PLANTING VEHICLE OF NURSERY TREES

1. A planting apparatus of nursery trees comprising:an auger for excavating a planting hole on a ground;
a guide member having a hollow cylindrical tube shape for putting a nursery tree into the excavated planting hole;
a blade member for leveling, covering and pressing soil around the nursery tree which has been put into the excavated planting hole;
a lifting means for moving the auger, the guide member and the blade member up and down in a same vertical axis line direction; and
a rotation means for rotating the auger and the blade member, wherein
the auger, the guide member and the blade member form a nested structure of three layers which are centered upon the auger, and
at least the auger and the blade member are rotation members rotating on the same vertical axis line.

US Pat. No. 10,188,026

AGRICULTURAL METERING SYSTEM HAVING METER ROLLER COVERS

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural metering system, comprising:a plurality of meter boxes;
a plurality of meter rollers, wherein each meter roller of the plurality of meter rollers is disposed in a respective meter box of the plurality of meter boxes;
a corresponding plurality of meter roller covers, wherein each meter roller cover of the plurality of meter roller covers is disposed over at least part of a respective meter roller of the plurality of meter rollers, and each meter roller cover of the plurality of meter roller covers is configured to move relative to the respective meter roller along a longitudinal axis of the respective meter roller to cover a selected portion of the respective meter roller; and
a control bar coupled to the plurality of meter roller covers, wherein the control bar is configured to collectively move the plurality of meter roller covers relative to the plurality of meter rollers along the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of meter rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,188,025

YIELD MONITOR FOR WINDROW-COLLECTED MATERIALS

Clemson University Resear...

1. A yield monitoring system comprising:a windrow collecting implement having an operating width representing the distance between adjacent windrows;
a first sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement and configured to detect a height of a windrow along a travel path at detection points, the windrow disposed below the windrow collecting implement and the first sensor disposed above the windrow;
a second sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement and configured to detect a distance traveled by the windrow collecting implement;
a moisture sensor carried by the windrow collecting implement;
a GPS carried by the windrow collecting implement providing location data of the windrow and windrow collecting implement; and,
a processor configured to process the height of the windrow from the first sensor, the length traveled by the windrow collecting implement from the second sensor, and the operating width to determine a volume of a material contained in the windrow, configured to process the volume of a material contained in the windrow and moisture data to determine a yield map and configured to process location data and the yield map to determine a yield per unit acre.

US Pat. No. 10,188,024

SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING AN AGRICULTURAL OPERATION USING AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for conducting agricultural operations in an area having a boundary using first and second autonomous vehicles, comprising:(a) providing a mission plans for the first and second autonomous vehicles, the mission plans including paths for the first and second autonomous vehicles to travel within the area to perform agricultural operations by the first and second autonomous vehicles within the boundary;
(b) receiving with a base station, via wireless transmission, progress information from the first and second autonomous vehicles indicating progress with respect to the agricultural operations;
(c) monitoring for an event condition with the base station;
(d) upon receiving an event condition, revising at least one of the mission plans for the first and second autonomous vehicles with the base station without real time user input to optimize performance of the agricultural operation within the area based on current agricultural conditions;
(e) transmitting the at least one revised mission plan without user approval of the revised mission plan from the base station to the first and second autonomous vehicles; and
(f) adjusting the path of at least one of the first and second autonomous vehicles in accordance with the at least one revised mission plan so as to resolve the event condition.

US Pat. No. 10,188,023

IMPLEMENT WITH FOLDABLE TOOLBAR SYSTEM

Unverferth Manufacturing ...

1. An agricultural implement comprising:a frame having a longitudinal axis and laterally opposed sides;
motive supports mounted to and supporting the frame;
a first wing carried by the frame and at least one second wing, each second wing being pivotably connected to the first wing;
an elevator mechanism comprising a first actuator configured to raise and lower the first wing and the second wing; and
a wing pivot assembly comprising a skewed hinge pivotably connecting each second wing to the first wing, wherein the wing pivot assembly is configured to cause each second wing to pivot with respect to the first wing between an operating position extending from the frame in a lateral direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and a transport position alongside one of the opposed sides, and wherein the skewed hinge defines a first pivot axis oriented at an acute angle with respect to the longitudinal axis; and
a pivot bar pivotably connected at a first end to the frame and connected at a second end to the first wing.

US Pat. No. 10,188,021

PATH PLANNING SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A path planning system for off-road vehicles, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive, via a plan requestor and executor system, a plan request;
derive, via a swath and partition generator system, a set of partitions and a set of swaths corresponding to the set of partitions based on the plan request;
generate a partition hierarchy based on the set of partitions and a map of a field;
assign, via a swath connector, costs to potential connections between swaths in the set of swaths; and
derive a first vehicle plan based on the costs to the potential connections between swaths, wherein the first vehicle plan comprises a first path for a first off-road vehicle to operate in the field.
US Pat. No. 10,188,130

EDTA—FREE MAYONNAISE FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

CONOPCO, INC., Englewood...

1. An EDTA-free mayonnaise that comprises:5-85 wt. % of a dispersed oil phase; and
15-95 wt. % of a continuous aqueous phase, wherein the continuous aqueous phase comprises:
reduced grape juice in an amount providing 5-2,000 ?g gallic acid equivalents per milliliter of aqueous phase, said reduced grape juice containing at least 50% by weight of dry matter of monosaccharides selected from glucose, fructose and combinations thereof;
a source of acetic acid in an amount providing 0.2-15% acetic acid by weight of the continuous aqueous phase, said source of acetic acid containing at least 20% acetic acid by weight of dry matter; and
egg protein in an amount of 0.02-4% by weight of the mayonnaise.
US Pat. No. 10,189,924

HIGH DENSITY ROTOMOLDING RESIN

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A polyethylene resin comprising from 0.7 to 1.2 weight % of 1-octene and the balance ethylene, having a density from 0.948 to 0.953 g/cc, a melt index determined according to ASTM1238 under a load of 2.16 kg at a temperature of 190° C. (I2) from 1.0 to 1.5 g/10 minutes; a melt index determined according to ASTM1238 under a load of 21.6 kg at a temperature of 190° C. (I21) from 32 to 55 g/10 minutes; a weight average molecular weight (Mw) determined by gel permeation chromatography from 95,000 to 120,000; a number average molecular weight determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) from 20,000 to 40,000; a z average molecular weight (Mz) from 240,000 to 360,000; an Mw/Mn from 2.7 to 4.3; an Mz/Mw from 2.5 to 3.5; and having a CBDI (50) from 80 to 95, the molecular weight distribution determined by GPC of said polymer being deconvoluted into at least two components comprising:from 20 to 40 weight % of a first component having a calculated weight average molecular weight (Mw) being from 200,000 to 250,000; a calculated number average molecular weight from 90,000 to 140,000; a z average molecular weight 390,000 to 520,000 and an estimated density from 0.921 to 0.930 g/cc;
from 60 to 80 weight % of a second component having a calculated weight average molecular weight (Mw) being from 20,000 to 57,000; a calculated number average molecular weight (Mn) from 10,000 to 27,000; a z average molecular weight from 30,000 to 72,000 and an estimated density from 0.948 to 0.953 g/cc, provided that the difference in calculated density between component two and component one is less than 0.030 g/cc.
US Pat. No. 10,190,180

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR AMPLIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING HCV NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method for determining at least partial genotype information for hepatitis C virus type la (HCV-la) in a sample, the method comprising:(1) contacting a sample, said sample suspected of containing HCV-la, with
at least two amplification oligomers for amplifying at least one target region of an HCV-la target nucleic acid, wherein said at least one HCV-la target region is selected from the group consisting of
(a) a first target region comprising nucleotide positions 8522 to 9372 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the first target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:65, 43, and 34; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:69, 38, and 41;
(b) a second target region comprising nucleotide positions 7788 to 8838 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the second target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 57, 63, and 28; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 40, 35, and 42;
(c) a third target region comprising nucleotide positions 6966 to 7970 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the third target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 60, 58, and 36; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 31, 73, and 62;
(d) a fourth target region comprising nucleotide positions 6076 to 7117 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the fourth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 55, 70, and 29; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:46, 45, and 61;
(e) a fifth target region comprising nucleotide positions 5094 to 6304 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the fifth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 39, 44, and 68; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 47, 51, and 59;
(f) a sixth target region comprising nucleotide positions 4258 to 5297 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the sixth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 52, 49, and 72; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 37, 75, and 53; and
(g) a seventh target region comprising nucleotide positions 3434 to 4482 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the seventh target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 77, 79, and 81; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 78, 80, and 71;
(2) performing at least one in vitro nucleic acid amplification reaction, wherein any HCV-la target nucleic acid present in said sample is used as a template for generating at least one amplification product corresponding to at least one of the first through seventh target regions; and
(3) detecting the nucleobase at one or more nucleotide positions within the at least one amplification product, thereby determining at least partial genotype information for the HCV-la in said sample.
US Pat. No. 10,188,131

HYDROCOLLOIDS COPROCESSED WITH CELLULOSIC FIBERS WHEN BEING SHEARED INTO HIGHLY REFINED CELLULOSE

1. A method for refining cellulosic material from parenchymal fiber mass comprising:soaking raw non-refined material from organic fiber plant mass comprising at least 50% by weight of all fiber mass as the parenchymal fiber mass in an aqueous solution with less than 1% NaOH;
draining the raw non-refined material and allowing the raw material to sit for sufficient time to enable cells in the raw non-refined material to form open cells and expand the raw material into an expanded fiber product, the soaking producing soaked raw materials with open cells;
refining the soaked raw material to produce refined material by shearing the soaked raw materials in the presence of at least 10% by weight of hydrocolloid with respect to the weight of the organic fiber plant mass; and
then drying the sheared mixture of highly refined cellulosic fiber and hydrocolloid.
US Pat. No. 10,190,181

BIO-NEMATOCIDE

ICyT SpA, (CL)

1. A nematode killing composition consisting essentially of nematode killing amounts of gluconacetobacter malus and vitas vinifera.
US Pat. No. 10,188,132

REFINED PLANT ISOLATES AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A FUNCTIONAL FOOD INGREDIENT FROM SUCH PLANT ISOLATE

Conopco Inc., Englewood ...

1. A process of preparing a functional food ingredient, said process comprising:a) providing an aqueous plant extract containing particles of plant material;
removing from the aqueous plant extract more than 50 vol. % of particles comprising a size of at least 2 ?m to produce a crude serum having at least 2° Brix, wherein not more than 40 vol. % of the particles in the crude serum have a diameter larger than 2 ?m;
removing Ca2+ and Mg2+ from the crude serum to produce the refined plant isolate, wherein a reduction of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in the refined plant isolate reduces a need to regenerate columns used in ion exclusion chromatography of step b)
wherein the refined plant isolate comprises:
a concentration of 40° Brix;
at least 0.2 wt % of glutamate;
at least 500 ppm of K+;
less than 300 ppm of Ca2+;
less than 700 ppm of Mg2+;
less than 1 wt. % of components incapable of passing an ultra-filtration membrane having a molecular weight cut off of 250 kDa;
a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] that does not exceed 5:100, wherein the [Ca2+], [Mg2+] and [K+] are expressed in ppm;
wherein the concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] of the refined plant isolate is at least 2 times lower than a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] expressed in ppm of the aqueous plant extract;
b) subjecting the refined plant isolate to ion exclusion chromatography by using columns; and
c) collecting at least a part of an eluate of the ion exclusion chromatography as the functional food ingredient or an intermediate for the process of preparing the functional food ingredient; wherein the functional food ingredient or the intermediate comprises:
at least 30% by weight of dry matter of water soluble plant components selected from fructose, glucose, proteinaceous matter of plant origin, acids and potassium;
a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of at least 5 times higher than in the refined plant isolate;
and/or a weight ratio glutamate:glucose of at least 10 times higher than in the refined plant isolate.
US Pat. No. 10,189,926

METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF DERIVATIVES OF POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A method for preparing a polymer starting from monomers comprising vinylidene fluoride, trifluoroethylene and a third monomer, the method comprising, successively:injecting all the monomers to be reacted into a reactor;
initiating polymerization of the monomers;
(a) continuing the polymerization of the monomers, during which the pressure in the reactor is kept constant by injecting into the reactor a stream of liquid which is immiscible with the monomers and inert with regard to the polymerization, whereby pressure in the reactor is kept about equal to a reference value of 50-130 bar absolute.
US Pat. No. 10,188,133

GEL CAPSULE CONTAINING STEROL AND SOLUBILISING AGENT

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A formulation for gel capsules comprising at least 61% by weight sterol ester and at least two solubilizers selected from the group consisting of polysorbates, lecithins, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylates, fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid, fatty acid esters of isoascorbic acid, and sugar esters with fatty acids.
US Pat. No. 10,193,005

ALL-ALUMINUM BACK SURFACE FIELD ALUMINUM PASTE FOR CRYSTALLINE SILICON SOLAR CELL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

NANTONG T-SUN NEW ENERGY ...

1. A preparation method of an all aluminum back surface field aluminum paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell, comprising the following steps:(1) preparation of inorganic binder: adding low melting point glass powder and high melting point glass powder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-2:1 into a blender mixer to mix evenly, loading the mixture into a porcelain crucible, drying for 2h in a drying oven under 160° C., then placing the mixture into a high temperature furnace to smelt for 1.5h under 500° C., performing cold-extraction on the mixture, then drying, pulverizing and screening the mixture to obtain inorganic binder;
(2) preparation of organic binder: mixing resin and organic binder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-1:4, then pouring the mixture in a dispersion machine to disperse for 30˜60 min to obtain transparent and even organic binder after the mixture is dispersed and dissolved, wherein the resin is one or several of rosin, styrax, phenolic resin, polyvinyl chloride resin, amber, shellac, polyester resin, polyamide resin and epoxy resin;
(3) preparation of aluminum paste: weighing 60-70% aluminum powder, 5-10% nanometer metal oily solution, 1-10% inorganic binder, 10-20% organic binder, 5-30% organic solvent and 1-10% accessory ingredient by total weight of the aluminum paste, and mixing evenly through the dispersion machine; and
(4) preparation of finished product: grinding the aluminum paste mixed in step (3) through a three-roll grinder to 16˜20 ?m to obtain the all-aluminum back surface field aluminum paste.
US Pat. No. 10,188,135

METHOD FOR INDUCING SATIETY

Stokley-Van Camp, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising providing to a consumer a food product comprising, per a serving size of 40-80 grams dry weight or 177-354 mL liquid, protein and leucine, said protein being present in an amount of less than about 13.5 grams of total protein, and said leucine being present in an amount of between about 1.0 to about 3.5 grams of total leucine, said total leucine provided only by a combination of the total protein and a leucine-bound peptide composition, said total protein comprising protein from said leucine-bound peptide composition and one or more protein sources within the food product, said food product inducing satiety in the consumer.
US Pat. No. 10,188,647

COMBINATION THERAPY USING P53 ACTIVATOR AND C-MET INHIBITOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of treating cancer comprising co-administering a p53 activator and a c-Met inhibitor to a patient in need thereof:wherein the p53 activator comprises a nutlin compound,
wherein the c-Met inhibitor is an anti c-Met antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to an epitope having a sequence of 5 to 19 consecutive amino acids of SEQ ID NO: 71 including the amino acid sequence EEPSQ (SEQ ID NO: 73), and
wherein the anti-c-Met antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises
a heavy chain variable region comprising
a polypeptide (CDR-H1) comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1,
a polypeptide (CDR-H2) comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, and
a polypeptide (CDR-H3) comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3; and
a light chain variable region comprising
a polypeptide (CDR-L1) comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 10 and 106,
a polypeptide (CDR-L2) comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11, and
a polypeptide (CDR-L3) comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.
US Pat. No. 10,190,186

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HIGH-STRENGTH GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT FORMABILITY AND CRASHWORTHINESS

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A method for manufacturing a high-strength galvanized steel sheet having excellent formability and crashworthiness, the method comprising:hot-rolling a steel slab having a composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.05% or more and 0.5% or less, Si: 0.01% or more and 2.5% or less, Mn: 0.5% or more and 3.5% or less, P: 0.003% or more and 0.100% or less, S: 0.02% or less, Al: 0.010% or more and 0.5% or less, B: 0.0002% or more and 0.005% or less, Ti: 0.05% or less, a relationship of Ti>4N being satisfied, and the balance comprising Fe and inevitable impurities at a finish rolling temperature of an A3 transformation point or higher;
after the completion of finish rolling, subsequently cooling the resulting steel sheet to a coiling temperature at an average cooling rate of 30° C./s or more;
coiling the steel sheet at the coiling temperature of 300° C. or higher and 550° C. or lower to form a hot-rolled steel sheet;
then performing heat treatment on the hot-rolled steel sheet, the heat treatment including heating the hot-rolled steel sheet to an annealing temperature of (A3 transformation point ?20° C.) or higher and (A3 transformation point +80° C.) or lower at an average heating rate of 5° C./s or more in a temperature range of 500° C. or higher and an A1 transformation point or lower, holding the steel sheet at the annealing temperature for 10 seconds or more, then cooling the steel sheet from 750° C. to a temperature range of 100° C. or higher and 350° C. or lower at an average cooling rate of 30° C./s or more, subsequently reheating the steel sheet to a temperature of 300° C. or higher and 600° C. or lower, and holding the steel sheet at the temperature for 10 seconds or more and 600 seconds or less;
then galvanizing the steel sheet, and optionally performing an alloying treatment, such that the high-strength galvanized steel sheet is formed having a microstructure containing 64% or more and 95% or less of tempered martensite in terms of area ratio and 5% or more and 20% or less of retained austenite in terms of area ratio, the tempered martensite having an average grain diameter of 5 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,188,137

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FLAVORANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Com...

1. A process for making an ester of a fatty acid derived from tobacco seed oil, wherein the ester possesses favorable organoleptic properties, the process comprising contacting a quantity of a composition comprising tobacco seed oil containing C11 triglycerides with (a) a quantity of a composition comprising an alcohol and a quantity of a composition comprising an acid or (b) a quantity of a composition comprising an alcohol and an acid to form a reaction mixture for a period of time sufficient for the formation of a composition comprising a C11 fatty acid ester.
US Pat. No. 10,188,649

AMINOHETEROARYL BENZAMIDES AS KINASE INHIBITORS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treating non-small cell lung cancer comprising administering to a subject in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of 4-(3-amino-6-((1S,3S,4R)-3-fluoro-4-hydroxycyclohexyl)pyrazin-2-yl)-N-((S)-1-(3-bromo-5-fluorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)ethyl)-2-fluorobenzamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,190,955

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS OF A MATERIAL AND FOR IMPLEMENTING MATERIALS POSSESSING IMPROVED EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS CHARACTERISTICS

California Institute of T...

10. An elastically heterogeneous material comprising:at least a first region comprising a first material characterized by a first elastic modulus;
a plurality of inclusions comprised of a second material characterized by a second elastic modulus;
wherein the inclusions comprise bodies having asymmetric geometries characterized by specific directionality; and
wherein the presence of the inclusions causes the elastically heterogeneous material to have a directionally asymmetric effective toughness such that the effective toughness of the elastically heterogeneous material is greater than it would be if the material was entirely characterized only by the toughness of either the first or second materials alone.
US Pat. No. 10,188,650

TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for treating a subject having aberrant and/or dysregulated expression of Dscam, the method comprising administering an effective amount of an Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor to said subject.
US Pat. No. 10,189,933

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FUNCTIONALIZED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

BYK-CHEMIE GMBH, Wesel (...

1. A process for preparing a functionalized thermoplastic elastomer based on particulate graft substrates selected from the group consisting of:(i) olefin block copolymers comprising 80 to 98 mass-% of ethylene- and 2 to 20 mass-% of C3- to C12-olefin units;
(ii) semi-crystalline copolymers of the composition 50 to 98 mass-% of propylene- and 2 to 50 mass-% of ethylene and/or C4- to C12-olefin and/or C4- to C12-diene units, and
(iii) cross-linked styrene/olefin/styrene block copolymers or cross-linked styrene/olefin block copolymers,
wherein in a fluid mixing reactor, is added:
0.1 to 15 mass parts of ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated compounds containing at least one functional monomer or a monomer mixture containing the at least one functional monomer, wherein the at least one functional monomer contains functional groups,
0.01 to 10 mass parts of at least one initiator forming free radicals with a 1-hour half-life temperature (THWZ/1h) between 50 and 200°, and
100 mass parts of the particulate graft substrate;
wherein the unsaturated compounds, the at least one initiator and particulate graft substrate are polymerized at reaction temperatures between 40° C. and the melting or softening temperature of the particulate graft substrate for a reaction time between 10 and 200 min in a solid-fluid phase, wherein a graft product having a grafted functional monomer is produced by such a solid state functionalization, which is used as a starting component for further processing, wherein during further processing:
100 mass parts of the graft product is mixed with: (i) between 0.1 and 60 mass parts of at least one other functional monomer; or (ii) between 0.1 and 60 mass parts of another monomer mixture containing the at least one other functional monomer and between 0.01 and 20 mass parts of at least one other initiator forming free radicals with a 1-hour half-life temperature (THWZ/1h) 80-240° C. producing a mixture; the mixture together with 100 to 4000 mass parts of an unmodified olefin elastomer, are continuously fed into an intake area of a reaction extruder via metering devices,
reactive extrusion from the reactor extruder is carried out at temperatures above melting or softening point of the unmodified olefin elastomer, and
the functionalized thermoplastic elastomer is continuously discharged from the reaction extruder.
US Pat. No. 10,189,934

PREPARATION OF MOLECULARLY IMPRINTED POLYMERS

MIP DIAGNOSTICS LIMITED, ...

1. A process for the preparation of a solution or colloidal suspension of molecularly imprinted polymer (“MIP”) particles comprising the steps of:(a) providing a carrier substance having a template material immobilized on it so the template is exposed at the carrier substance surface;
(b) providing a polymerizable composition in contact with said template;
(c) effecting controlled polymerization of said polymerizable composition in contact with said template by using a method selected from radical polymerization, optionally controlled living radical polymerization (LRP); living anionic polymerization; living cationic polymerization; and controlled polycondensation; iniferter-mediated polymerization, nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP), atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization (RAFT), said polymerization being terminated when MIP particles of less than 1 micrometer have been formed; and
(d) separating said MIP particles from said template by washing and/or eluting thereby forming said solution or colloidal suspension, wherein said carrier substance and said immobilized template can be reused in additional controlled polymerizations of the type set forth in step (c) above.
US Pat. No. 10,188,655

LIQUID PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING PEMETREXED

Synthon B.V., Nijmegen (...

1. A liquid pharmaceutical composition suitable for parenteral administration comprising:a. 25-50 mg/ml of pemetrexed diacid;
b. arginine;
c. at least one monothiolic antioxidant;
d. 10-200 mg/ml of propylene glycol, and
e. one or more parenteral solvents,
wherein the preparation thereof is conducted in an atmosphere of inert gas and wherein the amount of arginine as a molar ratio to pemetrexed diacid is at least 2.5:1 (arginine:pemetrexed diacid) and said amount of arginine is sufficient to reach a pH of the composition in the range from 8.3 to 9.1.
US Pat. No. 10,189,937

FINE POWDER-COATED AMINE AND COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

SUNSTAR ENGINEERING INC.,...

1. A fine powder-coated amine comprising a solid amine having a melting point equal to or higher than 50° C. and a mean particle size equal to or smaller than 20 ?m, wherein the fine powder-coated amine has an amount of heat in the second absorption peak measured by a differential scanning calorimeter equal to or less than 220 J/g, and the surface of the solid amine is coated with fine particles having a mean particle size equal to or smaller than 2 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,190,193

LEACHING OF MINERALS

GLENCORE TECHNOLOGY PTY L...

1. A method for treating a mineral composition containing iron, arsenic or other Group VA compounds comprising milling the mineral composition to a particle size of P80 of less than 25 ?m and leaching said mineral composition in the presence of lime and/or limestone and a soluble alkali complexing agent in the presence of an oxygen containing gas at a pH in the range of from 3.5 to 6.
US Pat. No. 10,190,963

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING SAMPLE BEHAVIOR IN A FLOW CYTOMETER

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A method for controlling flow of a flow cytometer sample, the method comprising:flowing the sample comprising a series of particles through the flow cytometer wherein each particle is associated with a signal;
detecting a series of events with a detection system in a first time interval from a stream formed from the flow cytometer;
calculating an expected frequency of events in the first time interval based on a characterizing distribution;
measuring, via the flow cytotneter, an observed frequency of events within a second time interval, wherein the second time interval is within the first time interval;
while particles for the sample are flowing through the flow cytometer, generating an entrainment factor based at least in part on a comparison of the observed frequency to the expected frequency;
determining the entrainment factor indicates a level of sample clumping below a threshold; and
controlling the detection system or the stream formed from the flow cytometer based on the determined entrainment factor while particles for the sample are flowing through the flow cytometer.
US Pat. No. 10,188,664

INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CYCLODEXTRIN A HYDROPHOBIC DRUG, A CO-SOLVENT, AND A PRESERVATIVE

JUROX PTY LTD, South Wal...

1. An injectable pharmaceutical composition, in the form of a solution, wherein the injectable pharmaceutical composition complies with the European Pharmacopoeia 2011 Test for Efficacy of Antimicrobial Preservation, satisfying at least the A criteria for parenterals, comprising:1% w/v to 5% w/v alfaxalone,
8% w/v to 40% w/v 2-hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin,
0.1% w/v to 0.15% w/v chlorocresol,
15% w/v ethanol, and
optionally a phosphate based buffer to provide a pH in a range of 6.0 to 7.5.
US Pat. No. 10,188,666

DENDROGENIN A AND ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHEMOSENSITIVE OR CHEMORESISTANT TUMORS

AFFICHEM, Toulouse (FR) ...

1. A method for treating a cancer acute myeloid leukemia which is chemoresistant to an antineoplastic agent in a patient in need thereof comprising administering to said patient 5?-hydroxy-6?-[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)ethylamino]cholestan-3?-ol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and said antineoplastic agent, wherein said antineoplastic agent is cytarabine.
US Pat. No. 10,188,668

CANCER DRUG AND USES

Health Clinics Limited, ...

1. A method of treating a cancer, the method comprising administering one or more cancer therapeutics to an individual with the cancer, wherein the one or more cancer therapeutics includea) a first cancer therapeutic that is a therapeutically effective dose of an anti-diabetic drug;
b) a second cancer therapeutic that is a therapeutically effective dose of a statin; and
c) a third cancer therapeutic that is a therapeutically effective dose of a glucose intake inhibitor.
US Pat. No. 10,188,669

MITOCHONDRIA-TARGETED ANTIOXIDANTS FOR TREATMENT OF AGE-RELATED BRAIN DISORDERS

MITOTECH S.A., Luxembour...

1. A method for providing to a mammal a neuroprotective effect against a brain pathology that is mediated by reactive oxygen species originating from mitochondria (mROS), wherein the brain pathology is selected from the group consisting of alcohol intoxication, hyperhomocysteinemia, and brain trauma, the method comprising the step of administering to the mammal an SkQ mitochondria-targeted antioxidant in an amount effective to provide said neuroprotective effect, wherein the SkQ mitochondria-targeted antioxidant is administered either prophylactically to inhibit the course of the pathology or for treatment of the pathology after its onset with the exception that, where the pathology is brain trauma, the SkQ mitochondria-targeted antioxidant is administered only for treatment after onset of the pathology.
US Pat. No. 10,189,951

ALIPHATIC POLYIMIDES FROM A 1:2 MOLAR RATION OF DIAMINE AND UNSATURATED MONOANHYDRIDE OR UNSATURATED DIACID

PolyOne Corporation, Avo...

1. An aliphatic polyimide, wherein the aliphatic polyimide is poly-3,3?,4,4?-yl-((1,1?-bis trimethylene-poly dimethyl siloxane-1,?-diyl)-bis-(3-methyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione)).
US Pat. No. 10,188,670

COMPOSITION

Phosphagenics Limited, V...

1. A method for reducing somatic cell count in a lactating subject comprising administering a formulation to the lactating subject, wherein the formulation comprises a non-neutralised tocol phosphate, a vitamin A compound, and a hydrophobic delivery vehicle,wherein the non-neutralised tocol phosphate is a combination of a non-neutralised mono-(tocopheryl) phosphate and a non-neutralised di-(tocopheryl) phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,188,673

ANHYDROUS COMPOSITIONS

Novan, Inc., Morrisville...

1. An anhydrous composition consisting essentially of:hydroxypropyl cellulose at a concentration in a range of 0.5% to about 2% by weight of the anhydrous composition,
ethanol or isopropyl alcohol at a concentration in a range of 45% to 90% by weight of the anhydrous composition,
hexylene glycol at a concentration of about 10% by weight of the anhydrous composition,
cyclomethicone at a concentration of about 2.5% by weight of the anhydrous composition, and
a nitric oxide (NO)-releasing compound at a concentration in a range of 0.01% to 40% by weight of the anhydrous composition.
US Pat. No. 10,188,675

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION HAVING LIPID METABOLISM-IMPROVING ACTION

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for the nutritional supplementation in a subject in need thereof, comprisingadministering to the subject an effective amount of a water-soluble dietary fiber selected from a cellulose acetate having a total degree of acetyl substitution of 0.4 to 1.1.
US Pat. No. 10,188,678

COMPOSITION COMPRISING CINNAMALDEHYDE AND ZINC TO IMPROVE SWALLOWING

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A method for treating dysphagia, the method comprising administering to a patient having dysphagia a composition comprising an amount of a combination of cinnamaldehyde and zinc that provokes a swallow reflex in the patient, wherein the composition is a food product having a cinnamaldehyde:zinc ratio of 1:0.5 to 1.0.03 in molarity, and the cinnamaldehyde is present in the food product at a concentration of about 100 pm or less.
US Pat. No. 10,188,679

HUMAN MONOCYTE SUB-POPULATION FOR TREATMENT OF EYE DISEASES AND DISORDERS

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A method for inhibition of neuronal degeneration, and/or protection of neurons from glutamate toxicity, or promotion of nerve regeneration in the retina or optic nerve, wherein the retina or optic nerve is damaged by a disease, disorder or condition of the eye, said method comprising administering to the eye of an individual in need thereof an effective amount of a monocyte subpopulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), said monocyte subpopulation of PBMCs having an amount of having a low relative amount, or substantially devoid, of CD3+ cells, CD19+ cells, CD56+ cells and CD16+ cells each not exceeding 5% of the total number of cells in the monocyte subpopulation.
US Pat. No. 10,188,680

TUMOR LYSATE LOADED PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition comprising a yeast cell wall particle and a tumor lysate, wherein about 200 ?g to about 500 ?g tumor lysate is loaded within about 109 yeast cell wall particles.
US Pat. No. 10,188,681

METHOD FOR INDUCING IMMUNE TOLERANCE USING NON-PROLIFERATIVE POLYMER-MODIFIED ALLOGENEIC LEUKOCYTES

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES, ...

1. A method of increasing a ratio of the level of endogenous regulatory T (Treg) cells to the level of endogenous pro-inflammatory T cells in a subject in need thereof for treating or alleviating the symptoms associated with an auto-immune disease afflicting the subject, said method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of:a first cellular preparation comprising a first leukocyte having a cytoplasmic membrane associated to a low-immunogenic biocompatible polymer, wherein the low-immunogenic biocompatible polymer is covalently associated with the first leukocyte, and wherein the first leukocyte is allogeneic to the subject and is irradiated;wherein the low-immunogenic biocompatible polymer is polyethylene glycol (PEG), or 2-alkyloxazoline (POZ), or hyperbranched polyglycerol (HPG);thereby increasing the ratio of the level of Treg cells to the level of pro-inflammatory T cells in the subject for treating or alleviating the symptoms associated with an auto-immune disease afflicting the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,189,963

ADDITIVES FOR IMPROVING POLYURETHANE FOAM PERFORMANCE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A composition comprising: at least one polyol, at least one blowing agent, at least one catalyst, at least one surfactant, and a solution comprising dimethyl sulfoxide and at least one guanidine derivative selected from the group consisting of guanidine hydrochloride salt, guanidine phosphate salts, guanidine sulfate salts, cyano guanidine, 1-acetylguanidine, nitroguanidine, 1-(o-tolyl)-biguanidine, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,189,964

METHODS FOR PREPARING OPEN-CELLED POLYURETHANE FOAMS, SYSTEMS FOR USE THEREIN, AND OPEN-CELLED POLYURETHANE FOAMS PRODUCED THEREBY

COVESTRO LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A method for preparing an open-celled polyurethane foam, comprising:(a) depositing a polyurethane foam-forming composition comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component into a container having a gas-permeable base, wherein the polyol component comprises:
(i) 20 to 40% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a polypropylene oxide-based polyether diol having an OH number in the range of from 450 to 600;
(ii) 30 to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a poly(propylene/ethylene oxide) glycerin-initiated polyether triol having an OH number in the range of from 26 to 34; and
(iii) 10 to 30% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a polypropylene oxide-based polyether triol having an OH number in the range of from 400 to 550; and
(b) allowing the polyurethane-foam forming composition to form an open-celled polyurethane foam in the container,
wherein the method comprises heating the gas-permeable base, with a heating device comprising a heating pad, matt or plate disposed beneath the gas-permeable base, before, during, and/or after step (a) and continuing the heating during at least a portion of step (b), and
wherein the method is discontinuous.
US Pat. No. 10,188,683

TISSUE ENGINEERING OF LUNG

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A method of making a decellularized tissue, comprising perfusing a natural tissue comprising a capillary network with a decellularization solution, wherein the natural tissue is isolated from a mammal, wherein the decellularization solution comprises a solution hypertonic to cells in the tissue, a zwitterionic detergent, and a chelating agent, and wherein the decellularization solution removes cellular material and retains collagen, capillary structure, and structural integrity of the matrix similar to the natural tissue, further comprising monitoring a perfusion pressure during the perfusing and adjusting the perfusion pressure to maintain a pressure of less than 30 mmHg.
US Pat. No. 10,188,684

METHOD FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDER BY LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM

National Yang-Ming Univer...

1. A method for treating a functional gastrointestinal disorder in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering a composition which comprises an effective amount of a Lactobacillus plantarum subsp. plantarum PS128 as the only active ingredient for treating the functional gastrointestinal disorder, which is deposited under DSMZ Accession No. DSM 28632, and a carrier, wherein the functional gastrointestinal disorder is selected from the group consisting of constipation, and functional dyspepsia.
US Pat. No. 10,189,966

COMPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURING POLYURETHANE FOAM AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A composition for manufacturing a polyurethane foam, comprising:an amount of 100 parts by weight of a polyol composition (A),
an isocyanate composition (B)
wherein the isocyanate composition (B) is obtainable by a step comprising polymerizing 1) an amount of about 1 to 5 parts by weight of polyether polyol (b2) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polyol composition (A) and 2) an isocyanate composition (b1) that comprises i) an amount of about 15 to 40 parts by weight of methylene diphenyl isocyanate (M-MDI) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polyol composition (A), and ii) an amount of about 8 to 21 parts by weight of polymethylene diphenyl isocyanate (P-MDI) with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polyol composition (A),
wherein, based on the total weight of polyol composition (A), polyol composition (A) comprises:
an amount of about 85 to 95 wt % of a polyether polyol (a1); and
an amount of 5 to 15 wt % of a mixture (a2?) comprising one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile and styrene dispersed in a polyether polyol having a weight average molecular weight of 5,000 to 8,000 g/mol and a OH value of 25 to 35 mg KOH/g, and
wherein the polyether polyol (a1) is obtainable by steps comprising polymerizing propylene oxide (PO) and ethylene oxide (EO), and has a weight average molecular weight of about 6,000 to 8,000 g/mol and a OH value of 20 to 30 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,188,685

USE OF LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM COMPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURING ANTI-FATIGUE PROBIOTIC COMPOSITION TO IMPROVE EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

NATIONAL TAIWAN SPORT UNI...

1. A method for improving exercise performance and reducing muscle fatigue, comprisingadministering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition including Lactobacillus plantarum LP10 with the deposition number CGMCC13008;
wherein reducing muscle fatigue includes increasing muscle mass and muscle endurance; and
wherein the therapeutically effective amount is at least 1010 CFU per day.
US Pat. No. 10,188,686

ONCOLYTIC HSV VECTOR

1. A recombinant oncolytic Herpes Simplex Virus (oHSV), comprising:(a) a non-HSV ligand displayed on the surface of the oHSV envelope, which is specific for a molecule present on the surface of a cancer cell;
(b) a plurality of copies of one or more microRNA target sequences inserted into one or more loci of an HSV gene required for HSV replication in normal (non-cancerous) cells;
(c) a deletion of the internal repeat (joint) region in the HSV genome comprising one copy of the ICP0, ICP34.5, LAT, and ICP4 genes and the ICP47 promoter; and
(d) a transgene that encodes a protein or polypeptide that induces patient immune response against cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,189,199

HIGHLY MODIFIED POLYESTERS FOR CONTAINERS

1. A process to form a polyester container from a polyester preform having an opening at the level of a neck, the process comprising utilizing an expansion step carried out with a cavity or a mold, wherein, during said expansion step, an incompressible fluid is injected through the opening of said preform to form said container; characterized in thatthe polyester preform comprises
a crystallizable polyester polymer comprised of acid moieties and glycol moieties, with at least 85% of the total moles of acid moieties being terephthalate derived from terephthalic acid or its dimethyl ester and at least 85% of the total moles of glycol moieties derived from ethylene glycol and with at least 2% of the total moles of acid plus glycol moieties derived from a primary comonomer with the mole percents of the acid plus glycol moieties totaling 100 mole %,
wherein the primary comonomer has functional groups connected by a non-cyclic structure containing more than two carbon atoms, and
wherein the crystallizable polyester has a melting temperature in the range of 235 to 242° C. and a glass transition temperature in the range of 60° C. to 73° C.
US Pat. No. 10,189,711

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECOVERING PHOSPHORUS FROM WASTEWATER INCLUDING DIGESTATE RECYCLE

Multiform Harvest Inc., ...

1. A method for treating wastewater and producing inorganic phosphorus, comprising: (a) inducing a mixture of microorganisms to grow in the wastewater, thereby taking up phosphorous from the wastewater into the microorganisms cell mass,(b) inducing the mixture of microorganisms containing phosphorus and magnesium to release phosphorus and magnesium to provide a treated mixture that includes phosphorus and magnesium;
(c) subjecting the treated mixture to solids separation to provide a phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced mixture and an ammonia-containing, phosphorus- and magnesium-rich liquid;
(d) conducting the ammonia-containing, phosphorus- and magnesium-rich liquid to an inorganic phosphorus reactor to provide inorganic phosphorus;
(e) anaerobically treating the phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced mixture to provide an ammonia-rich, phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced product; and
(f) conducting at least a portion of the ammonia-rich, phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced product to the treated mixture prior to solids separation in step (c).
US Pat. No. 10,189,968

VARNISH FOR POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCTION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM USING SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A varnish comprising a resin, fine particles, and a solvent, whereinthe resin includes polyamide acid and/or polyimide,
a content of the fine particles is not less than 65% by volume with respect to a total of the resin and the fine particles,
the fine particles have a particle diameter distribution index (d25/d75) in a range of not less than 1.6 and not more than 5, and
a viscosity at 25° C. of the varnish is not less than 550 mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,688

THERAPY FOR PROMOTING CELL GROWTH

MOLEAC PTE. LTD., Singap...

1. A composition for diminishing the effects of a stroke and/or a neurodegenerative disorder comprising effective amounts of Radix Angelicae (root of Chinese Angelica or Danq Gui), Rhizome of Ligusticum Chuanxionq (Chuan Xiong), Radix Polygalae (root of thinleaf milkwort, Polygala tenuifolia Willd., Polygala sibirica L. or Yuanzhi), and Radix Astragali (root of Membranous Milkvetch or Huang Qi), wherein the Radix Angelicae, Rhizome of Ligusticum Chuanxionq, Radix Polygalae, and Radix Astragali are present in the composition in a ratio of about 1:1:1:5 by weight, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,691

PROTEIN INTERFACES

SyntheX, Inc., San Franc...

1. A non-naturally occurring peptide of fewer than 30 amino acid residues which interacts with RAD51 Associated Protein 1?s (RAD51AP1?s) binding site on human RAD51 recombinase (RAD51), wherein the non-naturally occurring peptide consists of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 66, or SEQ ID NO:67, wherein any of the amino acids are optionally D-amino acids.