US Pat. No. 10,137,317

AIRCRAFT AIR SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING EFFECTIVE ALTITUDE EXPERIENCED AT SELECTED LOCATIONS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

15. A method for delivering oxygen enriched air to a flight deck on an aircraft and to a selected location on the aircraft, the method comprising:outputting a flow of the oxygen enriched air from a gas separation system;
outputting a flow of conditioned air from an environmental control system;
directing the flow of the oxygen enriched air, using a first duct, to a third duct;
directing a first portion of the flow of the conditioned air, using a second duct, to the third duct;
directing a second portion of the flow of the conditioned air, using a fourth duct, to a main cabin of the aircraft;
mixing the first portion of the flow of the conditioned air and the flow of the oxygen enriched air in the third duct;
directing the mixed conditioned and oxygen enriched air to the flight deck and to at least one dispensing station at the selected location;
dispensing the mixed conditioned and oxygen enriched air to users of the at least one dispensing station; and
controlling the flow of the oxygen enriched air to the third duct in order to reduce an effective altitude of the flight deck and of the at least one dispensing station.

US Pat. No. 10,137,316

CHARGED PARTICLE TREATMENT, RAPID PATIENT POSITIONING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

6. A method for using a charged particle cancer therapy system to treat a tumor of a patient, comprising the steps of:positioning the patient relative to a support, wherein a longitudinal axis of said support comprises a first angle less than thirty degrees off of a vertical axis; and
co-transitioning the support and the patient through an angle forty-five degrees off of a vertical axis; and
orientating the support and the patient at a second angle less than thirty degrees off of a horizontal axis;
using an actuator system to move: (1) a first foil, comprising a first thickness of 10 to 150 micrometers, toward a beam path of positively charged particles at a first time to extract first charged particles from an accelerator at a first energy and (2) a second foil, comprising a second thickness of 150 to 250 micrometers, toward the beam path at a second time to extract second charged particles from said accelerator at a second energy, the second energy higher than the first energy; and
after said step of orientating, using the positively charged particles from said accelerator to treat a tumor of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,137,315

DETERMINING AN IRRADIATION REGION FOR RADIOTHERAPY BASED ON MODEL PATIENT DATA AND PATIENT IMAGE DATA

Brainlab AG, Munich (DE)...

1. A method of determining a radiotherapy treatment plan for radiotherapy treatment of a treatment body part of a patient's body, the method being executed by a computer and comprising the following steps:a) acquiring treatment body part position data indicating a position of the treatment body part and treatment target position data comprising treatment target position information describing the position of a treatment target to be treated by radiotherapy in the treatment body part;
b) acquiring statistic model target region position data comprising statistic model target region position information describing the position of a model target region in a model body part corresponding to the treatment body part,
wherein the statistic model target region position data has been generated based on model target position data comprising model target position information describing the positions of model treatment targets in a plurality of model bodies which display a medical condition corresponding to the medical condition to be treated,
wherein the statistic model target region position data comprises spatial target region cluster data comprising spatial target region cluster information describing at least one spatial cluster that defines a geometric concentration of the model treatment targets in at least one specific anatomic region in all of the plurality of model bodies, and
wherein the spatial target region cluster data is determined based on combining sets of medical image data comprising the model target region position information for each individual one of the plurality of model bodies;
c) determining, by mapping the statistic model target region position data to the treatment body part position data irradiation region position data comprising irradiation region position information describing the position of an irradiation region to be treated by irradiation with treatment radiation in the treatment body part; and
d) controlling activation of an irradiation unit based on the irradiation region position data.

US Pat. No. 10,137,309

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROLIFERATION OF STEM CELLS IN CELLULAR TISSUE

1. A system for proliferation of stem cells, in cellular tissue in vivo or grown in vitro in repositories or cellular cultures laboratories, by local application of an extremely low frequency magnetic field, said system comprising a generator for producing a constant sinusoidal extremely low frequency current signal, and at least one resonating medium connected to the generator, wherein:the generator comprises:
a quartz oscillator which generates a rectangular signal, initially of a high precision frequency,
a first integrated circuit which successively divides the rectangular signal to output a desired frequency between 3 and 30 Hz,
an 8 order Butterworth filter integrated circuit which converts the divided rectangular signal into a sinusoidal signal, and
a multi-stage attenuator which provides a current value to produce an induction of the magnetic field in a range from 0.25 mT-2 mT at an emitter of the at least one resonating medium, each stage of the attenuator leading to an increase of 0.25 mT of the induction of the magnetic field;
the at least one resonance medium comprising the emitter and at least one coil member having a number of loops wound about the emitter, the emitter being made of magnetic material, the at least one resonance medium being subjected to said sinusoidal extremely low frequency current signal produced by the generator;
the sinusoidal extremely low frequency current signal having a value of IRMs=0.195 A and a predetermined frequency chosen from a range between 7.65 Hz and 7.75 Hz with harmonics inferior to 0.2%, and an induction of the magnetic field having a value BRMs=0.75 mT at a distance of 3 mm from a solenoid surface of the at least one resonating medium; and
said magnetic field being applied in a transversal direction to a localized region of the stem cells.

US Pat. No. 10,137,303

CORTICAL INTERFACE FOR MOTOR SIGNAL RECORDING AND SENSORY SIGNAL STIMULATION

Second Sight Medical Prod...

1. An implantation system comprising:an implantable device comprising:
a hermetic package enclosing an electronic circuit suitable to be implanted within a head,
a flat flexible circuit, including a polymer base layer, conductive traces and a polymer top layer, and including a plurality of electrodes electrically coupled to the electronic circuit suitable to record neural activity, the flexible circuit forming a plurality of flexible fingers with electrodes disposed directly on each of the flexible fingers, each flexible finger including a tip at an opposite end of the flexible circuit from the hermetic package, and a flexible feature, defining a void, at the tip suitable to accept an implantation tool, and
a wireless transceiver electrically coupled to the electronic circuit for sending data derived from the neural activity and receiving sensory data; and
the implantation tool including a plurality of features configured to engage the voids in each of the fingers and press the plurality of fingers into tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,137,302

HEARING SYSTEM

1. A method for operating a hearing system comprising an implantable device and an external device configured to transmit an encoded signal to the implantable device, the external device comprising a microphone system and a processor system, the method comprising:receiving at the microphone system acoustic signals,
converting the acoustic signals to electrical signals via the microphone system, where the conversion includes dividing the signal into a plurality of bands,
determining for each of the plurality of bands an energy level and generating a wireless signal based on the plurality of energy bands,
transmitting the wireless signal from the external device to the implantable device,
wherein the generation of the wireless signal further comprises creating a compressed signal having reduced data for at least one energy level.

US Pat. No. 10,137,298

HAND-HELD DEVICE FOR ELECTRICALLY POWERED SKIN TREATMENT

Swiss Spa System Ltd., H...

1. A hand-held device for electrically powered skin treatment, comprising:a first outer electrode which is contactable with a hand of a user when the device is held in the hand for use;
a second outer electrode which is placeable on an area of skin to be treated;
at least one battery, wherein the at least one battery is electrically connected to the first outer electrode and the second outer electrode during operation of the device and wherein the at least one battery is rechargeable;
a compartment, wherein the at least one battery is disposed in the compartment, wherein the compartment is covered by a shell-like housing cover, and wherein an outside of the housing cover is a section of an exterior area of the device housing;
wherein the compartment is covered by a removable compartment cover, wherein an inner side of the compartment cover is directed toward the at least one battery in the compartment and wherein a connector socket with at least two poles is disposed on an outer side of the compartment cover;
wherein the compartment cover is located within the housing cover; and
a charging circuit coupled between the at least one battery and the at least two poles of the connector socket.

US Pat. No. 10,137,296

ACTIVE CARDIAC ELECTRICAL LEAD

SHANGHAI MICROPORT MEDICA...

1. An intermediate connection mount for use with a distal end of an active cardiac lead and connectable with a ring electrode located proximally of the intermediate connection mount, the intermediate connection mount comprisinga medial separator;
a distal fitting extending from the medial separator in a distal direction; and
a proximal fitting extending from the medial separator in a proximal direction and connectable to a ring electrode, the proximal fitting including a plurality of radially-extending tabs spaced from the medial separator to define an annular recess between at least one tab and the medial separator, wherein
at least two of the plurality of radially-extending tabs each includes a first side surface having a width extending at a tangent from a surface of the proximal fitting and the first side surfaces of the at least two of the plurality of radially-extending tabs are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,137,290

ULTRASONIC DISPERSION OF COMPOSITIONS IN TISSUE

Sonescence, Inc., Santa ...

1. A method of treating an infection comprising:identifying a treatment field associated with the infection;
subcutaneously injecting a solution comprising a therapeutic dose of a drug dissolved therein to the treatment field and in a vicinity of the infected tissue, wherein the infection comprises a methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus infection with a minimum inhibitory concentration of at least 64 micrograms/ml with respect to Cefazolin and wherein the drug comprises Cefazolin; and
applying ultrasound transcutaneously toward the treatment field associated with the infected tissue and the subcutaneously injected solution, wherein the transcutaneously applied ultrasound is applied for 5 minutes or less at a power density of 2.5 to 4 W/cm2 and at a frequency of less than 5 MHz such that the ultrasound interacts with the subcutaneously injected solution to disperse the solution with the therapeutic dose of drug dissolved therein through the treatment field and into the infected tissue via microstreaming or by cavitation, the therapeutic dose of drug dissolved in the solution being dispersed through the infected tissue at therapeutically effective concentrations for treating the infection; and wherein the concentration of drug in the infected tissue is therapeutically effective against the infection while maintaining serum concentration of the drug to less than 10 micrograms/ml one hour after the application of transcutaneous ultrasound; and
monitoring a temperature during application of the transcutaneous ultrasound with a temperature monitor to identify a need to cease the broadcast of ultrasound toward the treatment field when a monitored temperature exceeds a temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,137,289

MICRONEEDLE CARTRIDGE AND NOSECONE ASSEMBLY

Esthetic Education LLC, ...

1. A microneedle cartridge comprisinga first cylinder component comprising an upper cylindrical section forming an outer cartridge cylinder, a lower cylindrical section of smaller radius than the upper cylindrical section forming a connection cylinder for connecting the cartridge to a microneedling device, and an inner baffle cylinder section; and
a second cylinder component comprising an outer baffle cylinder having an upper platform for holding a microneedle array and a connecting rod extending downward from the platform;
wherein the first and second cylinder components are concentric, the outer baffle cylinder surrounds the inner baffle cylinder, and the cylinders are dimensioned to a close fit that permits reciprocal movement of the outer baffle cylinder between the outer cartridge cylinder and the inner baffle cylinder; and
a piston rod attachment cradle comprising an inverted cup configured to receive a polymer piston rod and housing and provide a shroud over the piston rod housing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,288

DRUG DEVICE CONFIGURED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Pop Test Abuse Deterrent ...

1. An ingestible drug delivery device, formed by a device manufacturer, and configured for wireless communication, said drug delivery device comprising:a capsule body comprising:
a sensor for sensing at least one biologic condition within a patient;
a bioactive substance module comprising a container for holding a volume and/or quantity of bioactive substance therein and a microactuator for dispensing said bioactive substance from said container to a location outside of said capsule body;
an electronics module, coupled to said sensor and said bioactive substance module, said electronics module comprising a processor, a transponder and a memory, said memory configured for storing data related to a unique device ID and to a patient identification and configured for storing respective flags set by the device manufacturer and a pharmacist;
a power source coupled to said sensor, said bioactive substance module and said electronics module; and
wherein said processor activates said microactuator to dispense said bioactive substance only if said processor verifies the following conditions:
(a) a first flag is set by the device manufacturer;
(b) a second flag is set by the pharmacist; and
(c) a match exists between said patient identification stored in said memory and a patient identification transmitted from an external patient interface device that communicates with said ingested drug device; andwherein said processor does not activate said microactuator to dispense said bioactive substance if any one of said conditions (a) (c) is not verified.

US Pat. No. 10,137,284

PLEURAL SPACE DRAINING ASSEMBLY

1. A pleural space draining assembly comprising:a catheter;
a plurality of walls coupled to and positioned in said catheter defining a first channel, a second channel, and a third channel within said catheter;
a first port positioned through said catheter proximate to a first end of said catheter, said first port being fluidically coupled to said first channel;
a stylet having a tip, said tip being blunt, said stylet being complementary to said first channel;
a second port positioned through said catheter between said first port and a midpoint of said catheter, said second port being fluidically coupled to said second channel;
a balloon sealably positioned in said second channel, said balloon having an open end protruding from said first end of said catheter, said balloon being configured for reversible and selective inflation;
a plurality of holes positioned through said catheter, said holes being fluidically coupled to said third channel;
a valve fluidically coupled to said third channel at said first end of said catheter; and
wherein said first port is positioned in said catheter such that said first port is positioned for insertion of said stylet into said first channel, wherein said catheter is configured for insertion into a pleural space of a patient, wherein said balloon is positioned in said second channel such that said balloon is configured for inflation such that an inflated portion of said balloon protrudes from said catheter to fixedly position said catheter between a lung and an internal chest wall of the patient, wherein said holes are positioned in said catheter such that said holes are configured for gas and fluid to enter said third channel, and wherein said valve is positioned on said catheter such that said valve is configured for coupling to an accessory utilized in removing air and liquid from the pleural space through said third channel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,283

TEXTILE-REINFORCED HIGH-PRESSURE BALLOON

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A textile-reinforced medical dilation balloon, comprising:a seamlessly woven tubular textile sleeve including substantially longitudinal warp threads that are substantially parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the sleeve and at least one weft thread having a high modulus, high tensile strength yarn, the at least one weft thread woven helically along a winding pitch that is substantially perpendicular relative to the warp threads without crossing over itself nor crossing over any other at least one weft thread between a proximal neck portion and a distal neck portion, wherein the sleeve defines a sleeve lumen; and
a medical dilation balloon disposed within the sleeve lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,137,233

DETECTING PRESSURE PULSES IN A BLOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB, Lund (...

1. An apparatus for extracorporeal blood processing comprising:an extracorporeal blood circuit for connection to the vascular system of a subject;
a blood processing unit in the extracorporeal blood circuit;
a blood pumping device in the extracorporeal blood circuit operable to pump blood through the blood processing unit;
a treatment fluid supply system operable to pump treatment fluid through the blood processing unit;
a first pressure sensor arranged in the extracorporeal blood circuit to detect pressure variations in the blood which is pumped through the blood processing unit;
a second pressure sensor arranged in the treatment fluid supply system to detect pressure variations in the treatment fluid which is pumped through the blood processing unit; and
a monitoring device including
a first input block configured to obtain a first pressure signal (y) from the first pressure sensor, wherein the extracorporeal blood circuit is connected to a vascular system of a subject,
a second input block configured to obtain a second pressure signal (u) from the second pressure sensor,
an emulation block configured to generate, as a function of the second pressure signal (u), an emulated first pressure signal (?) which emulates a signal response of the first pressure sensor concurrently over a period of time of the first pressure signal of the first pressure sensor,
a filtering block configured to generate a filtered signal (yf) as a function of the first pressure signal (y) and the emulated first pressure signal (?), so as to suppress, in the filtered signal (yf) compared to the first pressure signal (y), signal interferences originating from the treatment fluid supply system, and
a pulse detection block configured to process the filtered signal (yf) for detection of subject pulses originating from the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,137,217

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STERILIZING PREFORM

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method of sterilizing a preform, comprising the steps of:sterilizing bacteria adhering to the preform made of resin by gasifying a sterilizer, discharging a sterilizer gas toward the preform in a chamber whose pressure is lower than atmospheric pressure, now traveling, so as to adhere to the preform by discharging the sterilizer gas from a nozzle;
activating the sterilizer adhering to the preform by blasting hot air to the preform; and
sterilizing the bacteria adhering to the preform, and removing the sterilizer adhering to the preform,
wherein the above-mentioned steps are performed subsequently in order.

US Pat. No. 10,137,210

THIOFLAVIN DERIVATIVES FOR USE IN ANTEMORTEM DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND IN VIVO IMAGING AND PREVENTION OF AMYLOID DEPOSITION

1. An amyloid binding compound having a structure selected from the group consisting of:wherein at least one of the atoms of the structure is replaced with 3H.

US Pat. No. 10,137,207

METHODS OF USING OPTICAL AGENTS

MediBeacon, Inc., St. Lo...

1. A process for using a fluorescent agent in a surgical procedure, the process comprising:administering a renally excretable fluorescent agent into the bloodstream of a patient, wherein the renally excretable optical agent is selected from the group consisting of phenylxanthenes, phenothiazines, phenoselenazines, cyanines, indocyanines, squaraines, dipyrrolo pyrimidones, anthraquinones, tetracenes, quinolines, pyrazines, acridines, acridones, phenanthridines, azo dyes, rhodamines, phenoxazines, azulenes, azaazulenes, triphenyl methane dyes, indoles, benzoindoles, indocarbocyanines, benzoindocarbocyanines, derivatives having the general structure of 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene, and conjugates thereof and derivatives thereof;
irradiating a ureter of the patient's renal system with infrared radiation, visible radiation, ultraviolet radiation or combinations thereof to excite the agent in the patient's urine and cause the agent to fluoresce; and
detecting the agent's fluorescence in the irradiated ureter to demarcate the position of the ureter and distinguish the ureter from the surrounding tissue during the surgical procedure, wherein the surgical procedure is selected from an abdominal surgery and a pelvic surgery.

US Pat. No. 10,137,127

LIQUID FORMULATIONS OF (S)-N-(5-((R)-2-(2,5-DIFLUOROPHENYL)-PYRROLIDIN-1-YL)-PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIMIDIN-3-YL)-3-HYDROXYPYRROLIDINE-1-CARBOXAMIDE

Loxo Oncology, Inc., Sta...

1. A liquid formulation comprising:(S)—N-(5-((R)-2-(2,5-difluorophenyl)-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl)-3-hydroxypyrrolidine-1-carboxamide having the formula (I):
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a combination thereof;a ?-cyclodextrin; and
a base;
wherein:
the formulation has a pH of about 2.5 to about 5; and
the compound of formula (I), the pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or the combination thereof, has a concentration of about 15 mg/mL to about 35 mg/mL in the liquid formulation.

US Pat. No. 10,137,043

TILT-TIP MOLDABLE TOTAL CARE BED

Utopix Medical, LLC, Fri...

1. A moldable mattress comprising:a casing comprising a bladder defining an inner volume and a top compliant surface over a top surface of the bladder, the compliant surface configured to conform to a shape of a displacing structure;
a plurality of beads within the inner volume; wherein:
the casing is configured so that the inner volume can be inflated and evacuated with a fluid medium, such that the casing is moldable when inflated, and maintains a resilient shape when an actuating volume of the fluid medium is evacuated;
the plurality of beads are distributed in the fluid medium within the inner volume;
in use, with the inner volume of the casing inflated the displacing structure disposed on the compliant surface causes a displacement of at least a portion of the fluid medium and at least a portion of the plurality of beads in the inner volume of the casing and the casing compresses the plurality of beads to maintain a shape of the displacement by the displacing structure when an actuating volume of the fluid medium is evacuated; and
wherein the casing in a plan view has a hemispheric egg-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,137,022

IMPLANTATION DEVICE WITH HANDLE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

QUALIMED INNOVATIVE MEDIZ...

1. An instrument for deploying an implantable medical device in a body lumen, the device comprising:a base member comprising a base handle;
a deployment extension having a distal end and a proximate end, the proximate end is connected to the base handle;
a first tubular member that fits over the deployment extension and is longitudinally slidable over the deployment extension, the first tubular member comprising: a first tubular body with a distal end and a proximate end, and a first handle for controlling movement of the first tubular member; and
a second tubular member that fits over the first tubular member and is longitudinally slidable over the first tubular member, the second tubular member comprising: a second tubular body with a distal end and a proximate end, and a second handle for controlling movement of the second tubular member,
wherein the first handle is located between the base handle and the second handle and wherein the distal ends of the deployment extension, the first tubular body, and the second tubular body are adapted to deploy an implantable medical device, and
wherein the distal ends in each of the deployment extension, the first tubular body and the second tubular body comprises a screw, luer or hub that is configured to facilitate removable attachment of a catheter to the distal ends in each of the deployment extension, the first tubular body and the second tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,137,017

CRIMPER DEVICE

SUZHOU JIECHENG MEDICAL T...

1. A device for collapsing a stent frame, the device comprising:a stationary first component comprising a first grip section and a first guide section coupled to the first grip section, the first guide section comprising (i) a first central aperture having a first central axis and (ii) a plurality of first elongate guide slots extending in a radial direction from the first central aperture;
a rotatable second component comprising a second grip section and a second guide section, the second guide section comprising (i) a second central aperture having a second central axis coaxially aligned with the first central axis and (i) a plurality of driving structures extending about the second central aperture;
an alignment mechanism configured to maintain the second central axis coaxially aligned with the first central axis as the second guide section rotates relative to the first guide section; and
a plurality of compression members, each comprising a contact surface for engaging an expandable implant, each compression member being slidably positioned at least partially within a respective first elongate guide slot and slidably engaged with a respective driving structure for urging slidable movement of the compression members within the first elongate guide slots as the second guide section rotates relative to the first guide section, thereby moving the contact surfaces between expanded and collapsed positions upon rotation of the second component relative to the first component to increase or decrease a size of a compression aperture formed by the contact surfaces,
wherein each of the plurality of compression members comprises an axial engagement mechanism having an engagement arm extending radially therefrom and an engagement slot for receiving an adjacent engagement arm of an adjacent compression member, and wherein during movement to a closed configuration, adjacent engagement arms are configured to radially interconnect with adjacent engagement slots to restrict axial movement of the plurality of compression members with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,137,014

STENT

NIPRO Corporation, Osaka...

1. A stent comprising a structure of a skeleton that is expandable and contractible in a radial direction so as to have a tubular shape, the stent being configured to be placed in a body lumen, whereinthe skeleton has a heteromorphic structure due to changes of a cross section shape thereof in a thickness direction,
the cross section shape of the skeleton has a triangle shape with three straight surfaces for which a width dimension becomes larger from an inner circumference surface thereof toward an outer circumference surface thereof, and
the skeleton is a metal skeleton comprising first and second annular parts that are formed integrally by electroforming using a different type of metal for each annular part and that have different rigidities.

US Pat. No. 10,136,988

APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR DELIVERING A SILICONE PROSTHESIS INTO A SURGICAL POCKET

KELLER MEDICAL, INC., St...

1. An apparatus for inserting an implant into a surgical pocket comprising:a conical sleeve defining an interior cavity having a first terminus and a second terminus and an interconnecting main body, said first terminus having a larger diameter than said second terminus, said conical sleeve being tapered to a reduced diameter outlet of said second terminus, said conical sleeve further comprising a series of indicia for predetermined dimensions and a lubricant on an interior surface of said conical sleeve;
said interconnecting main body comprising a flexible, non-elastic sheath selected from a material consisting of fabric, plastic, Mylar®, nylon, and combinations thereof;
wherein when an implant is positioned within the interior cavity of said conical sleeve through said first terminus, said main body is adapted to be manually manipulated to apply a directional pressure to said implant, forcing the implant along the length of the conical sleeve and exiting through said second terminus into the surgical pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,136,985

METHOD OF RECONFIGURING A MITRAL VALVE ANNULUS

Millipede, Inc., Santa R...

1. A method of reconfiguring a mitral valve annulus, comprising:positioning an implant having a first diameter into a left atrium, the implant comprising a frame having a proximal end, a distal end, a pair of struts joined at an apex, a restraint positioned on the pair of struts, and a plurality of anchors near the distal end;
expanding the positioned implant to a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter;
connecting the expanded implant to tissue surrounding a mitral valve by embedding the plurality of anchors into the tissue;
moving the restraint axially relative to the apex along the pair of struts by rotating a shaft in threaded engagement with the restraint to cause the restraint to move axially along the pair of struts thereby adjusting an angle between the pair of struts to contract the implant.

US Pat. No. 10,136,965

CUSTOMIZED ORTHODONTIC BRACKET SYSTEM

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A custom orthodontic bracket system comprising:a bracket body having a bracket slot;
a bracket bonding pad including a tooth-facing surface and a surface opposite the tooth-facing surface for bonding the bracket body to a specific 3-dimensional surface of a tooth of a predetermined patient, wherein the tooth-facing surface includes a contour that is a negative of and matches the 3-dimensional surface of the predetermined patient's tooth, and the opposite surface includes a contour that matches the 3-dimensional surface of the patient's tooth; and
an archwire positioned in the bracket slot forming a bracket slot-archwire interface and having a first cross-sectional dimension and a second cross-sectional dimension perpendicular to the first cross-sectional dimension, wherein a surface of the archwire or a major axis of the cross-section of the archwire is adapted to be oriented substantially parallel to the predetermined patient's tooth surface and to be canted with respect to the occlusal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,136,955

ROBOTIC DEVICE FOR IMAGE-GUIDED SURGERY AND INTERVENTIONS

University of Houston Sys...

1. A flexible actuation transmission line for a medical-intervention robot, comprising:a channel containing solid media disposed inside that mechanically links a powering unit to an instrument or a component of the robot linked to the instrument;
axial movement of said media inside the channel powered by the said powering unit actuates said instrument or actuated component; and
gates which selectively block the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,136,936

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A method of treating a patient, comprising:applying stimulus at a stimulation location;
measuring an effect of the stimulus on a lung airway of the patient, the lung airway being spaced apart from or distal to the stimulation location;
selecting a treatment location in the lung airway distal to the stimulation location when the measured effect of the stimulus on the lung airway is greater than a threshold value; and
applying therapeutic energy to tissue at the treatment location.

US Pat. No. 10,136,921

ELONGATED PIN FOR APPLICATION OF AN EXTERNAL FIXATOR

Orthofix S.R.L., Verona ...

1. An elongated pin foran external fixator for temporary and/or permanent fixation applications to treat bone fractures and to connect two or more bone fragments to each other, comprising:
an elongated cylindrical stem extending along a longitudinal axis (X),
the elongated cylindrical stem further comprising:
a cylindrical end area comprising an external thread; and
a thread-free area extending along most of the length of the elongated cylindrical stem; and
a conical end portion extending adjacent to the cylindrical end area of the elongated cylindrical stem, the conical end portion comprising a tip and an external thread for inserting the elongated pin into a bone,
wherein the conical end portion comprising the tip has an overall length, measured along the longitudinal axis (X), equal to the diameter (d) of the elongated cylindrical stem ±20% of the diameter (d), and
wherein the threaded cylindrical end area of the elongated cylindrical stem has a length, measured along the longitudinal axis (X), equal to the diameter (d) of the elongated cylindrical stem ±25% of the diameter (d).

US Pat. No. 10,136,918

LAPAROSCOPIC PORT

EON SURGICAL LTD., Tel-A...

1. A laparoscopic port, comprising:a tubular member comprising a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending therebetween;
at least one seal member provided in said lumen, the at least one seal member including a duckbill or zero seal to prevent pressurized gas flow from said distal end to said proximal end of said tubular member; and
a shielding trigger positioned distal to said seal member in said lumen, said shielding trigger being shaped so as at least a proximal portion of said shielding trigger has a narrowing cross-section that extends towards said seal member, said proximal portion is adapted to actuate a reversible opening and protection of said seal member upon a proximally projected pressure from a distal end of an artifact,
wherein the seal member comprises a distal divergent surface adapted to accommodate a proximally incoming artifact, a proximal convergent surface adapted to accommodate a distally withdrawing artifact, and a normally sealed passage provided therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,136,902

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD

Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., ...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:a proximal end including a tool engagement surface; and
a distal end configured to form a threaded bore in vertebral tissue to receive an implant that is separate from the surgical instrument, the distal end including a first thread, a second thread spaced from the first thread and at least one tissue depth indicia, the first thread having a maximum length that is greater than a maximum length of the second thread, the distal end comprising a tapered tip, the second thread being positioned between the first thread and the tip, the first thread having a major diameter that is equal to a major diameter of the second thread, the first thread including a first lead and the second thread including a second lead, the leads being different.

US Pat. No. 10,136,895

USE OF REMOTE ISCHEMIC CONDITIONING TO IMPROVE OUTCOME AFTER MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

The Hospital for Sick Chi...

1. A method for reducing the incidence, delaying the onset, and/or reducing the severity of heart dysfunction and/or failure following a myocardial infarction comprising:performing repeated remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) regimens on a subject beginning after an ischemic phase and a reperfusion phase of the myocardial infarction and continuing for at least three days.

US Pat. No. 10,136,827

HAND-HELD VITAL SIGNS MONITOR

SOTERA WIRELESS, INC., S...

1. A hand-held vital signs system, comprising:a housing comprising a microprocessor that is operably connected to a touch screen display on a surface of the housing to provide operation controls for the vital signs system on an icon-driven graphical user interface;
at least two electrodes operably connected to the microprocessor configured to measure an electrical signal which is processed by the microprocessor to provide an ECG waveform; and
a first sensor operably connected to the microprocessor configured to measure a low-frequency waveform comprising frequency components of between 40 Hz and 500 Hz indicative of heart valve operation;
a second sensor operably connected to the microprocessor configured to measure an optical waveform,
wherein the microprocessor is configured to collectively process the low-frequency waveform and the ECG waveform to determine a pre-ejection period, to collectively process the optical waveform, the ECG waveform and the pre-ejection period to determine a vascular transit time, and to determine a blood pressure value using the vascular transit time.

US Pat. No. 10,136,811

FUNDUS IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A fundus imaging apparatus configured to capture a fundus image of a subject eye, the apparatus comprising:an optical unit configured to guide light from a light source to a fundus;
a wavefront measurement unit configured to measure the wavefront of reflected light guided via the optical unit after the light is reflected on the fundus;
a wavefront correction unit provided on an optical path extending between the light source and the subject eye and configured to correct the wavefront;
an image-capturing unit configured to receive the reflected light and capture an image of the fundus;
an acquisition unit configured to acquire thickness information about an optical diffusive layer of the fundus; and
a determination unit configured to determine a correction value to be used when the wavefront correction unit corrects the wavefront based on the thickness information.

US Pat. No. 10,136,777

STOOL FOR USE WITH A TOILET

NadiaLabs, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A foot stool, comprising:a platform, wherein the platform includes front and rear edges;
a first ramp element and a second ramp element, the first and second ramp elements each coupled to the rear edge of the platform and each extending away from the platform at a first angle, the ramp elements extending away from the platform at the same first angle, the first and second ramp elements coupled to the platform such that toes of the users feet rest on the platform, a heel of one of the user's feet rest on the first ramp, and a heel of the other user's foot rest on the second ramp, the first and second ramp displaced apart by a distance which allows at least a portion of a front of a toilet to protrude between the first ramp and the second ramp; and
a first holder located at a location on the platform that is closer to the front edge of the platform than the rear edge of the platform to receive a first attachment, wherein the first holder comprises a lower end and an opened top end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,776

TOILET APPARATUS

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-Sh...

1. A toilet apparatus mounted to a toilet, the apparatus comprising:a human body detector capable of radiating a radio wave, the human body detector detecting a human body based on an obtained signal, the human body detector outputting a control signal based on a result of the detecting; and
a controlled part, the controlled part being controlled based on the control signal,
the human body detector having two or more establishment times from when the signal is obtained until when the detection result based on the signal is established,
the human body detector having a plurality of sensitivities,
the plurality of sensitivities corresponding respectively to two or more of the establishment times, and
the human body detector performing the detecting of the human body by using one of the plurality of establishment times and using one of the plurality of sensitivities corresponding to the one of the plurality of establishment times.

US Pat. No. 10,136,775

TOILET BOWL APPARATUS AND SEAL MEMBER

Lixil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A toilet bowl apparatus comprising:a toilet bowl main body;
a functional part installed at an upper section of the toilet bowl main body;
a seal member attached to at least one of the toilet bowl main body and the functional part and disposed in a gap between the toilet bowl main body and the functional part,
wherein the seal member has a soft seal body and an elastic body covered by the soft seal body, and
the elastic body is disposed on an inner side of the soft seal body.

US Pat. No. 10,136,774

COZY COMFORT TOILET SEAT COVER: THE FLEECE SEAT

Kerri Anne Blanchard, Ra...

1. A seat cover for a toilet seat configured to hingedly connect to a toilet base via two spaced apart hinges, the toilet seat comprising an inner rim defining an opening of the toilet seat, an opposing outer rim including a rear portion proximate the two spaced apart hinges, a top side spanning between the inner and outer rims, and an opposing bottom side spanning between the inner and outer rims, the seat cover comprising:a seat surface comprising a ring of material having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface, the top and bottom surfaces spanning between an inner peripheral edge and an outer peripheral edge, the inner peripheral edge defining a center opening of the seat cover;
a plurality of outer flaps along the outer peripheral edge, the plurality of outer flaps including a rear outer flap disposed along a rear outer peripheral edge of the seat cover and configured to fit between the two spaced apart hinges; and
a plurality of inner flaps along the inner peripheral edge;
first and second hinge flaps along the outer peripheral edge, said first hinge flap disposed between the rear outer flap and one of the plurality of outer flaps adjacent the rear outer flap, and said second hinge flap disposed between the rear outer flap and another of the plurality of outer flaps adjacent the rear outer flap;
wherein each outer flap is configured to extend around the outer rim of the toilet seat and each inner flap is configured to extend around the inner rim of the toilet seat such that each inner flap secures to a corresponding outer flap at the bottom side of the toilet seat to secure the bottom surface of the seat cover to the top side of the toilet seat; and
wherein each of the first and second hinge flaps is configured to extend around the outer rim of the toilet seat, and wherein a distal end of each of the first and second hinge flaps is configured to secure to the corresponding outer flap adjacent the rear outer flap.

US Pat. No. 10,136,773

TOILET DEVICE

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-Sh...

1. A toilet device comprising:a toilet seat device provided on a toilet bowl;
a radio wave sensor; and
a controller configured to operate the toilet seat device based on a signal outputted from the radio wave sensor,
the radio wave sensor being operable for:
detecting presence of a human body in a first area including front of the toilet seat device,
detecting motion of the human body in a second area including the front of the toilet seat device and a region outside the first area, and
determining sensing of the human body based on detection result of the motion of the human body and detection result of the presence of the human body, and
determining that the sensed human body has an intention of using the toilet seat device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,772

TOILET SEAT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A TOILET SEAT

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-sh...

1. A toilet seat, comprising:a body including a seating part and a side wall part, the side wall part extending from each of an inner end and an outer end of the seating part;
a bottom plate including a bottom plate part and a protrusion part, the bottom plate part and the seating part facing each other, and the protrusion part protruding laterally from the bottom plate part and being configured to be pressed by an end of the side wall part; and
a joining member joining the body and the bottom plate, the joining member being formed of a filling material poured to closely contact a side surface of the bottom plate part and a non-pressing surface other than a surface pressing the protrusion part on the end of the side wall part, at least a part of a side surface of the joining member being exposed to an exterior, wherein
the body includes a groove formed on the non-pressing surface of the side wall part.

US Pat. No. 10,136,771

SHOWER HEATER SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A shower heater system comprising:a housing having an exterior housing wall, a housing inlet and a housing outlet, the housing disposed on a shower wall;
a fan disposed within the housing;
a fan motor associated with a fan, wherein the fan motor includes a fan inlet that is coupled to the housing inlet;
a fan control component disposed on the exterior housing wall, wherein the fan control component includes a first fan setting that operatively controls the fan motor;
a fan outlet that is coupled to a heater element inlet;
a main temperature control component that includes a heater control component disposed on the exterior housing wall, the heater control component having a first heater setting, wherein the main temperature control component adjusts a heater element according to the first heater setting, the heater element coupled to the heater element inlet;
a heater element outlet coupled to the heater element, the heater element outlet is coupled to the housing outlet; and
a flexible hose coupled to the housing outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,770

DUAL PAPER ROLL HOLDER

1. A holder for a rolls of paper comprisinga) a body comprising a two or more elongate arms;
b) wherein each of said two or more elongate arms have a first end and a second end distal from said first end and an axis extending through said elongate arm;
i) wherein said second end of each of said two or more elongate arms are conjoined at a central point;
c) a pair of cylindrical lateral members extending laterally outward from two elongate arms
i) wherein each of said pair of cylindrical lateral members are disposed at an oblique angle from said axis of said elongate arm;
ii) said cylindrical member being configured to complement a recess in a wall holder arm for mounting said holder in a pair of premounted wall holder arms.

US Pat. No. 10,136,769

ELECTRONIC RESIDENTIAL TISSUE DISPENSER

Valve Solutions, Inc., A...

1. An dispenser assembly for dispensing sheet material, the dispenser assembly comprising:a dispenser housing including a discharge;
a supply of sheet material that is supported at least partially along the dispenser housing;
a dispensing mechanism arranged adjacent the supply of sheet material and comprising at least one driving roller for driving sheet material from the supply of sheet material along a feed path through the dispenser housing and to the discharge thereof;
a plurality of pressing rollers at least partially contacting the sheet material such that the sheet material is engaged against the at least one driving roller to cause the sheet material to be drawn between the plurality of pressing rollers and the at least one driving roller as the at least one driving roller is rotated; and
a drive mechanism including at least one motor coupled to a transmission assembly operable to transfer power from the at least one motor to the at least one driving roller, and to the plurality of pressing rollers so as to drive the pressing rollers substantially in cooperation with the driving roller for drawing of the sheet material therebetween; at least one drive belt operatively connected to the transmission assembly and to the plurality of pressing rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,136,768

DISPENSER WITH METAL SHEET OUTER SURFACE, SUPPORT STRUCTURE, METAL SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

1. A dispenser for storing and dispensing a hygiene product, comprising:at least one wall having a support structure made at least mainly of plastic material; and
at least one metal sheet attached on an outer side of the support structure, including:
a rim extending along at least a part of a peripheral side edge of the at least one metal sheet; and
a plurality of fastening tabs distributed around the peripheral side edge of the at least one metal sheet,
wherein the support structure includes at least one groove arranged to receive the rim and a plurality of apertures configured to receive the fastening tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,136,766

SHOWER BENCH SEAT

1. A shower bench seat configured for use in a shower area, the shower bench seat comprising:an inboard assembly configured for placement within the shower area;
an outboard assembly configured for placement adjacent the shower area, the outboard assembly having a plurality of legs extending therefrom and the plurality of legs are in contact with a floor section adjacent the shower area; and
an intermediate assembly configured to connect the inboard assembly to the outboard assembly, wherein the intermediate assembly extends in a downward direction away from the outboard assembly, the intermediate assembly forming an angle with the inboard assembly in a range of about 40° to about 60°, and wherein the intermediate assembly further includes an elongated gap configured to receive a shower curtain within the shower area thereby facilitating use of the shower bench seat by a user in a seated position and simultaneously facilitating retention of water within the shower area.

US Pat. No. 10,136,761

GRILL ATTACHMENT FOR PORTABLE HEATERS

1. A combined portable heater and grill attachment comprising:a portable radiant heater having ceramic burners located within said portable radiant heater and a protection screen covering said ceramic burners;
a plurality of heat vent openings located on an upper end of said portable radiant heater and above of said protection screen;
a grill attachment having a support frame having a first end and a second end;
a pair of legs directly extending from said first end of said support frame perpendicular downward from said support frame;
a pair of arms extending forwardly of said first end of said support frame with each arm connected to a corresponding leg of said pair of legs forming an S-shape, each of said arms releasably fastenable to a corresponding heat vent opening of said upper end of said portable radiant heater;
at least two locking pins located on an underside of said support frame and proximal to said pair of legs and said first end of said support frame, said locking pins engaging behind an end of said protection screen proximal said upper end surface of said portable radiant heater to lock said grill attachment to the portable radiant heater and provide additional support of the connection between said grill attachment and said portable radiant heater;
a rack assembly disposed on the support frame, said rack assembly comprising a plurality of cross members and a plate member with said support frame, said pair of legs, said pair of arms and said rack assembly comprising a one-piece integral unit; and
said forwardly extending arms releasably coupling said support frame to a portable heater via a cantilevered connection.

US Pat. No. 10,136,760

ROTISSERIE AND GRILL CYLINDRICAL TUMBLER

ALL ABOUT BBQ, LLC, Long...

1. A roasting container for use with a barbeque grill, said roasting container comprising:a cylindrical tubular housing having a bottom end, a top end, a continuous multi-hole metallic construction of a cylindrical wall and a rod hole off center from a central longitudinal axis of the cylindrical tubular housing;
said bottom end fixedly coupled to a bottom of the cylindrical tubular housing;
said rod hole having a drive means functioning to allow a rotating rotisserie rod to drive the bottom end and cylindrical tubular housing in a circular direction;
said bottom end in combination with the cylindrical side wall form an open chamber with smooth, uninterrupted inner surface to contain a food product;
said top end having an off center rod hole;
said top end having a removable coupling to said cylindrical, tubular housing; and
a top locking means functioning to secure the top end to the cylindrical tubular housing during a cooking operation, wherein the top locking means further comprises a wire hand pivotally mounted on opposing anchors on the cylindrical tubular housing such that raising the wire handle to align with the central longitudinal axis of the cylindrical tubular housing forces opposing shoulders of the wire handle to secure the top against a top circular rim of the cylindrical tubular housing, and moving the wire handle at about perpendicular to the central longitudinal axis moves the opposing shoulders off the top, allowing removal of the top.

US Pat. No. 10,136,758

FOOD PAN COVER WITH INDICIA HOLDER AND SELF-CLOSING HINGES

Spirit Specialty Solution...

1. A cover for a food container, said cover having an open position and a closed position, said cover comprising:a cover plate comprising an upper and a lower surface; a C-shaped flange that rises above said cover plate upper surface; an aperture to provide unobstructed access to said food container when said cover is positioned on said food container; and a pair of hinge apertures;
a hinged lid comprising an upper and a lower surface; a C-shaped flange that rises above said hinged lid upper surface; a notch; one or more support ribs positioned on said lower surface of said hinged lid and spanning the width of said hinged lid; wherein said rib provides enhanced rigidity to said hinged lid and prevents sagging caused by said notch;
a pair of self-closing hinges comprising tabs extending from said hinged lid; wherein said tabs further comprise a J-shaped configuration with T-shaped heads extending from said tabs, said T-shaped heads passing through said hinge apertures in said cover plate;
a pair of hinge stops comprising a three-sided structure that shrouds said tabs, said hinge stops being angled towards said hinges and preventing said hinged lid from remaining in an open position without an external force holding said hinged lid open
a first indicia insert comprising a pair of cutouts to accept said self-closing hinges and said hinge stops when said insert rests on said upper surface of said cover plate; an aperture to provide unobstructed access to said food container when said cover is positioned on said food container; wherein said first indicia insert is secured to said upper surface of said cover plate by placing said cover plate upper C-shaped flange over the edge of said first indicia insert; and
a second indicia insert comprising a notch that matches said notch on said hinged lid to enable said second indicia insert to rest on said hinged lid; wherein said second indicia insert is secured to said upper surface of said hinged lid by placing said hinged lid upper C-shaped flange over the edge of said second indicia insert.

US Pat. No. 10,136,756

HEATING UNIT FOR A BEVERAGE PREPARATION MACHINE

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A heating unit for a beverage preparation machine, the machine suitable for preparing a beverage by mixing a beverage ingredient with a fluid, the machine comprising a pump for circulating the beverage preparation fluid through the machine at least from a fluid source to the heating unit, the heating unit suitable for heating the fluid and comprising:(i) a housing defining a fluid heating chamber;
(ii) a heating element located inside the housing and adapted to heat the fluid therein; the heating unit further comprises a pre-heating tube for conveying the fluid received from the pump through the heating unit, the pre-heating tube comprising a tube inlet and a tube outlet, the tube outlet connecting with the heating chamber; and wherein the pre-heating tube is located at least partly within the housing such that the heating element will at least partially heat the fluid in the pre-heating tube before the pre-heating tube ends and the pre-heated fluid is released into the heating chamber through the outlet, the pre-heating tube is located at a distance from the heating element that is less than 10 mm, and the heating unit has a single configuration selected from the group consisting of (a) a first configuration in which an outer diameter of a cylindrical coil shape of the heating element is smaller than an inner diameter of a cylindrical coil shape of the pre-heating tube, and the cylindrical coil shape of the heating element is positioned within the cylindrical coil shape of the pre-heating tube, and (b) a second configuration in which an outer diameter of a cylindrical coil shape of the pre-heating tube is smaller than an inner diameter of a cylindrical coil shape of the heating element, and the cylindrical coil shape of the pre-heating tube is positioned within the cylindrical coil shape of the heating element; and
(iii) a central opening defined by a wall extending from the housing into an interior of the cylindrical coil shape of the heating element such that, in the first configuration, the central opening positions a portion of the pre-heated fluid between the wall and the inner diameter of the cylindrical coil shape of the heating element, and each coil of the pre-heating tube abuts the housing, or in the second configuration, the central opening positions a portion of the pre-heated fluid between the wall and the inner diameter of the cylindrical coil shape of the pre-heating tube, and each coil of the heating element abuts the housing, and at least one feature of the central opening selected from the group consisting of (i) a volume and (ii) a shape enables an optimization of a volume of fluid in the heating chamber in relation to the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,136,752

CODE TRANSLATION PROGRAM FOR PRECISION SOUS VIDE COOKER DEVICE

Anova Applied Electronics...

1. A portable sous vide cooking device comprising:a processor, a memory, a display, a heating element, an optical reader, and an agitator;
the memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:
read, by the optical reader, a machine-readable code;
translate the machine-readable code into one or more cooking attributes;
determine a temperature, speed, and cook time based on the one or more cooking attributes; and
control automatically, the heating element to the determined temperature, the agitator to the determined speed to heat water in a container to the temperature, and the display to the determined cook time.

US Pat. No. 10,136,751

ELECTRIC KETTLE

1. A electric kettle comprising a container body comprising electric heating means adapted to heat water contained in said container body, and comprising a base, configured to support said container body and to supply electric power at least to said electric heating means when said container body is supported by said base, said container body comprising a longitudinal extension axis and being able to rotate about said longitudinal extension axis, with respect to said base, further comprising means for detecting the angular movement of said container body with respect to said base, the extent to said angular movement detected by said means for detecting angular movement determining the degree of activation of said electric heating means necessary in order to bring said water to a desired temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,136,750

PLASTIC CONTAINER FOR BOILING WATER

1. An apparatus for boiling water, said apparatus comprising:a food grade plastic container having an open end for receiving objects therein and a capacity sufficient for boiling food in water, the plastic container being defined by a body comprising a bottom wall and a peripheral wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the peripheral wall each being made of a plastic having a melting point of at least 120 degrees Celsius; and
an electric water heater comprising a heating element disposed within the plastic container, wherein the body has a single opening therein through which the heating element is configured to pass through.

US Pat. No. 10,136,749

CIRCULATOR COOKER WITH ALARM SYSTEM

Anova Applied Electronics...

1. A sous-vide circulator cooker comprising:a head portion comprising a display;
a middle portion extending from the head portion and having a pump motor therein;
a lower portion extending from a top opening to a bottom opening, the top opening being attached to the middle portion, with the middle portion between the head portion and the lower portion, the lower portion having a heating element therein and one or more liquid intake openings;
a pump housing attached at a distal end of the bottom opening of the lower portion below the heating element, the pump housing having an inlet opening and an outlet opening passing therethrough;
a pump impeller rotatably mounted within the pump housing below the heating element and operatively connected to the pump motor, the pump impeller being positioned between the inlet opening and the outlet opening and configured, upon activation of the pump motor, to generate a flow of liquid through the one or more liquid intake openings, past the heating element, into the pump housing through the inlet opening, and out through the outlet opening.

US Pat. No. 10,136,748

HOLIDAY TREE WITH CENTRAL SUPPORT, ROPE LIGHT AND STAND

1. A holiday tree kit comprising:a central support armature, a rope light, a stand and a top ornament;
wherein the holiday tree kit is a decorative item suggestive of a tree shape;
wherein the rope light spirals down from a top of the central support armature;
where the rope light spiral widens as it progresses downward;
wherein the stand holds the holiday tree kit upright;
wherein the colors of the rope light are chosen to be suggestive of the occasion for which the holiday tree kit is displayed;
wherein the central support armature provides the main vertical support for the holiday tree kit;
wherein the central support armature comprises one or more armature tubes;
wherein each of the one or more armature tubes comprise a top opening and a bottom sleeve;
wherein the one or more armature tubes interconnect by sliding the bottom sleeve of one of the one or more armature tubes into the top opening of the one or more armature tube below it;
wherein the central support armature is oriented vertically;
wherein a bottom of the central support armature is placed into the stand;
wherein a length of the one or more armature tube in conjunction with a count of the number of the central support armature determine the overall height of the holiday tree kit;
wherein the rope light comprises a hollow flexible tubing, LEDs, wiring, an AC plug and a first lighting connector;
wherein the hollow flexible tubing is transparent or translucent tubing;
wherein the hollow flexible tubing encloses the wiring and the LEDs;
wherein the LEDs are distributed throughout the length of the hollow flexible tubing;
wherein the wiring is electrically connected to the AC plug on one end of the rope light, to the LEDs, and to the first lighting connector on the other end of the rope light;
wherein when electricity is applied to the AC plug, the LEDs illuminate the rope light;
wherein the first lighting connector allows the top ornament to be connected to the rope light;
wherein the LEDs in the rope light are one or more colors which are selected to be suggestive of the occasion for which the holiday tree kit is displayed;
wherein the stiffness of the hollow flexible tubing is selected to provide a gradual drop of the rope light as it spirals down from the top of the central support armature;
where for the rope light that completes N revolutions around the central support armature as it spirals down, the stiffness of the hollow flexible tubing is selected such that the rope light drops approximately 1/Nth of the distance from the top of the central support armature to the bottom of the central support armature on each revolution.

US Pat. No. 10,136,746

EATING UTENSIL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THROUGH-OPENING CARRIED PAIR OF STICKS AND RELATED METHODS

Snap Out Solutions, LLC, ...

1. An eating utensil assembly comprising:a first eating utensil comprising
a first handle having a through-opening therein, said first handle and the through-opening each having a proximal end and enlarged width distal end that is enlarged relative to the proximal end to define a first handle contour and a through-opening contour, respectively, the first handle contour matching the through-opening contour, and
a first eating utensil head coupled to one of the proximal and distal ends of said first handle;
a second eating utensil removably carried by said first eating utensil within the through-opening in said first handle, said second eating utensil having a distal end and an enlarged proximal end that is enlarged relative to the distal end of said second eating utensil to define a second eating utensil contour, the second eating utensil contour matching the first handle and through-opening contours, said second eating utensil comprising a pair of sticks each having a tapered shape; and
a plurality of breakaway tabs removably coupling said second eating utensil to said first eating utensil.

US Pat. No. 10,136,745

EATING UTENSIL

VISTA MOUNTAIN GEAR, LLC,...

1. An eating utensil operable with one hand and capable of scooping under food from opposing directions, the eating utensil comprising:a lower elongated member having a lower tine end;
an upper elongated member comprising a stationary portion, a movable portion with an upper tine end, and a hinge between the stationary portion and the movable portion; and
a cross member connecting the lower elongated member to the stationary portion of the upper elongated member,
wherein the hinge has a spring force configured to maintain the eating utensil in a closed position with the upper tine end of the movable portion of the upper elongated member in contact with the lower tine end of the lower elongated member to form a fork end when the eating utensil is in the closed position, and
wherein the movable portion of the upper elongated member is movable relative to the lower elongated member by actuation of the hinge, thereby allowing the eating utensil to transition between an open position and the closed position and thereby grasp food between the upper and lower tine ends and scoop under food from opposing directions.

US Pat. No. 10,136,744

ELECTRICALLY HEATED FOOT CANOPY FOR BED TOP SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BEDS OR SLEEPING BAGS AND THE LIKE

Harold P. Mintz, Fort Le...

1. A sleeping bag, comprising:a top portion;
a bottom portion; and
the bottom portion including a back-folded foot canopy therein configured to allow expansion when feet of a user are extended in an upward direction therewithin and providing room and maneuverability for the feet of the user;
wherein the sides of the foot canopy comprise walls formed by back folds each extending substantially across a width of the bottom portion and said walls and back folds are opposite and spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,136,743

RACK AND FRAME SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING EQUIPMENT/MEMORABILIA AND A PLURALITY OF PHOTOGRAPHS

1. A rack and frame system for displaying equipment/memorabilia and photographs, said system comprising:(a) a base, said base comprising;
(i) a base spine;
(ii) a plurality of base ribs extending from said base spine, each base rib having a first rib end and a second rib end, said first rib end remote from said second rib end;
(iii) a plurality of base mounts; and
(iv) for each base rib of said plurality of base ribs, said first rib end associated with said base spine and said second rib end associated with one of said plurality of base mounts;
(b) a rack subsystem comprising at least one attachment device and said base spine, said at least one attachment device for removably securing said equipment/memorabilia to said base spine; and
(c) a frame subsystem comprising a plurality of frames and said plurality of base mounts, each of said plurality of frames connectable to a respective base mount.

US Pat. No. 10,136,742

FOOD ITEM ASSEMBLY LINE

1. A food assembly line for assembling a food item according to an order, the food assembly line comprising:multiple work stations at which the food item may be positioned; and
a display system including an image-display device at each of the multiple work stations, wherein the display system is configured to display information associated with the order at the image-display devices, and wherein the display system is configured to update the display devices during assembly of the food item so that each image display device displays at least a portion of the information when the food item is positioned proximate the image display device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,741

FRESH FOOD AND DRY GOODS FOODSERVICE MERCHANDISING DISPLAY CASE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE KIT UTILITY SYSTEM

1. A mobile table for use as a meat cutting station, the mobile table comprising:a bent tubular steel frame supported by a plurality of casters;
one side of a support platform is pivotally connected to a first side of the bent tubular steel frame and at the opposite second side the support platform is connected to the bent tubular steel frame via a 3 position adjustable tilting mechanism;
wherein one of the positions causes the support platform to be in a substantial horizontal orientation;
the support platform has a flat planar base with upward extending sides that supports the edges of a removable poly chopping block so that the chopping block is spaced above the base of the support platform;
a drain is located in the flat planar base and combined with the upward extending sides creates a basin that is configured for fluid to drain from the basin through an insulated drain hose connected to the drain;
a plurality of knife retention safety slots each pass through the poly chopping block in one corner of the poly chopping block;
the knife retention safety slots are sized and configured to receive the blade of a chef knife;
a removable stainless steel drip pan with a poly liner is positioned on the support platform below the plurality of knife retention slots for collecting runoff through the plurality of knife retention safety slots;
the removable poly chopping block has a scrap chute opening that passes through the poly chopping block in an opposite corner;
a removable stainless steel scrap tray is positioned on the support platform below the scrap chute opening for collecting scrap through the scrap chute opening.

US Pat. No. 10,136,740

SHOWCASE WITH SLIDING AND COMPRESSION CLOSURE

GOPPION S.P.A., Trezzano...

1. A showcase for storage and display of objects in a protected environment, comprising:a fixed case,
an openable sliding door, closable on the fixed case,
a compression sealing gasket, between the fixed case and the openable door,
an upper guide and a lower guide mounted on the fixed case, wherein the openable door is mounted slidable on the upper and lower guides, and both the upper guide and the lower guide are movable between respective extracted positions and respective retracted positions with respect to the fixed case,
lower actuation means, adapted to move the lower guide from the extracted position to the retracted position and vice versa, and
upper actuation means, adapted to move the upper guide from the extracted position to the retracted position and vice versa, wherein the upper actuation means are adapted to be actuated without accessing any upper area of the showcase,
wherein the upper actuation means are operatively connected to the lower actuation means and/or to the lower guide, so as to move the upper guide to the extracted position thereof when the lower guide is moved to the extracted position thereof and move the upper guide to the retracted position thereof when the lower guide is moved to the retracted position thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,136,738

HOOK-ON CHAIR

1. A hook-on chair, comprising:a seat which comprises a seat body, the seat body is provided with an upper clamping arm extending forwards and a vertical support tube extending downwards;
a lower clamping arm installed on the vertical support tube and moving vertically along the same; a front portion of the lower clamping arm is provided with a lower clamping unit below the upper clamping arm, the lower clamping arm can work with the upper clamping arm to clamp or release from the tabletop between the lower clamping unit and the upper clamping arm as the lower clamping arm moves vertically along the vertical support tube;
a height adjustment mechanism comprising an adjustment part arranged on the vertical support tube and a primary locking device used for locking the lower clamping arm on the adjustment part;
a height fine-adjustment mechanism arranged on the lower portion of the vertical support tube and used for driving the adjustment part to move vertically along the vertical support tube so as to adjust the height of the lower clamping arm;
a rear portion of the lower clamping arm is provided with a lifting base movably sleeved with the vertical support tube and vertically moving along the vertical support tube; the primary locking device comprises a clamping part arranged on the lifting base and a driving assembly used for driving the clamping part to move between positions horizontally distant from and near the adjustment part; the clamping part is provided with a fixture block extending towards the adjustment part, one side of the adjustment part facing the fixture block is provided with a plurality of first grooves matched with the fixture block vertically, the vertical support tube is provided with guide grooves allowing the fixture block to extend in and be fastened in the first grooves, and after the fixture block is fastened into one of the first grooves, the lifting base is locked on the adjustment part.

US Pat. No. 10,136,736

UNDER MATTRESS SUPPORT

1. An under mattress support for positioning between a box spring support and a sagging area of an overlying mattress, the box spring support and overlying mattress having corresponding sides extending longitudinally between upper and lower laterally-extending ends of the respective box spring and mattress, the under mattress support comprising:a series of parallel spaced-apart laterally-extending elongated resilient unitary slats, each slat having a predetermined width and height, and a predetermined slat length adequate to extend laterally from a portion of one of the sides of the mattress to be supported to a portion of the opposite side of the mattress to be supported;
a unitary bottom pliable fabric cover disposed beneath the slats such that the bottom pliable fabric cover extends completely beneath the entire series of slats; and
a top pliable fabric cover disposed above the slats such that the top pliable fabric cover extends completely above all of said slats, the top pliable fabric cover selectively fixedly attached to said bottom pliable fabric cover in a manner forming a permanent encasement of each of said resilient slats within a corresponding unique slat enclosure such that each individual encased slat has a contiguous exterior surface completely surrounded by, and directly adjacent to, a corresponding contiguous interior surface of the corresponding unique slat enclosure, thereby completely permanently encasing each unitary resilient slat within a corresponding unique enclosure rendering the slat inaccessible; and
said selectively fixedly attached top and bottom pliable fabric covers further comprising first and second laterally-extending linear cover attachment portions each permanently affixing the top and bottom fabric covers to one another along the length of the respective attachment portion, the cover attachment portions disposed in a predetermined desired spaced-apart relationship to one another within an area between adjacently positioned first and second enclosed slats having opposing corresponding first and second slat lateral sides, a first one of the attachment portions running adjacent to the first slat lateral side, and a second one of the attachment portions running adjacent to the second slat lateral side, forming a pliable fabric strip having a strip width of at least approximately one inch and having a fabric strip length equal to a corresponding length of each slat enclosure as measured from the opposite edges of adjoined top and bottom pliable fabric covers enclosing opposite ends of each resilient slat, such that opposite ends of each pliable fabric strip extend laterally for a length directly corresponding to opposite edges of the adjoined top and bottom pliable fabric covers enclosing the slat ends and thereby creating an under mattress support periphery defined by linear edges, wherein each of said formed pliable fabric strips enable and facilitate lateral compression of said under mattress support when the under mattress support is in use supporting said mattress, each said formed pliable fabric strip having adequate resiliency to enable selective rolling of said under mattress support longitudinally along the respective lengths of each of said pliable fabric strips to enable the under mattress support to be easily rolled up into a compact configuration, thereby facilitating compact packaging of said under mattress support prior to initial use, and subsequent compact storage of said under mattress support when not in use.

US Pat. No. 10,136,734

ELECTRICALLY-HEATED WEARABLE BLANKET WITH AUTO SHUT-OFF SWITCH

1. An electrically-heated wearable blanket with auto shut-off switch comprising:a blanket portion having a rectangular shape, the blanket portion comprising:
a front surface;
a back surface;
a first edge;
a second edge;
a third edge;
a fourth edge;
a boustrophedonic heating element disposed within the blanket portion;
a first cord disposed from the front surface, the first cord in circuit with the heating element;
a control pad disposed endwise on the first cord, the control pad in operational communication with the heating element;
a temperature control disposed on the control pad, the temperature control operationally activating the heating element between a minimum setting and a maximum setting;
an on-off switch disposed on the control pad, the on-off switch alternately activating and deactivating the heating element;
a second cord disposed form the first surface;
a plug disposed endwise on the second cord;
a pair of sleeves disposed on the front surface, the pair of sleeves being configured to extend through the thickness of the blanket portion from the back surface of the front surface;
a first hook and loop fastener disposed on the front surface, the first hook and loop fastener disposed proximal the first edge and the third edge, substantially in a first corner of the rectangular shape;
a second hook and loop fastener disposed on the back surface, the second hook and loop fastener disposed proximal the first edge and the fourth edge, substantially in a second corner of the rectangular shape; and
wherein the first hook and loop fastener is wholly positioned flat on the front surface without protruding outside of the front surface;
wherein the second hook and loop fastener is wholly positioned flat on the back surface without protruding outside the back surface;
wherein the first hook and loop fastener and the second hook and loop fastener releasably secure behind a nape of a neck of a user; and
wherein the plug interconnects the blanket with an external power source and the control panel operationally activates the heating element between a minimum and maximum temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,136,731

STAIRCASE MOUNTABLE CHAIR ASSEMBLY

8. A chair assembly configured for usage while working on a staircase comprising:a pair of supports, said supports being attached together and said supports having a shape to retain said supports in an upright position, each of said supports including
a leg portion having a top end and a bottom end, said leg portion being telescopic such that said leg portion has an adjustable height, said leg portion including a lower section and an upper section wherein said upper section is vertically movable relative to said lower section, said base being attached to said upper section, and
a foot portion being attached to and extending outwardly from said leg portion, said foot portion being positioned adjacent to said bottom end, said foot portion of one of said supports being angled away from said foot portion of another one of said supports;
a base being attached to and extending outwardly from said supports, said base lying in a horizontal plane when said supports are positioned in said upright position, said base being configured to be positioned on an upper step when said supports are on a next adjacent lower step; and
a post being attached to and extending upwardly from said base, said post having an upper end, a seat being attached to said upper end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,730

CHAIR, STOOL ASSEMBLY, AND SYSTEM

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A collapsible chair configured to be selectively arranged into collapsed and expanded configurations, the collapsible chair comprising:multiple rigid structural members having hinge joints at ends thereof pivotally coupling each of the structural members to one or more adjoining structural members, the hinge joints defining parallel axes so that the structural members pivot relative to each other about the parallel axes; and
a flexible material encasing each of the structural members, the hinge joints being provided solely by the flexible material between the ends of the structural members;
wherein the collapsible chair is configured to be arranged in the collapsed configuration wherein all of the structural members are in the same plane and define a substantially planar shape, and configured to be arranged in the expanded configuration wherein a first group of the structural members define a seat, a front set of support legs, and armrests of the collapsible chair and expand in a first outward direction relative to the plane of the structural members in the collapsed configuration, and a second group of the structural members that define a rear set of support legs and leg braces connecting the front and rear set of support legs of the collapsible chair and expand in a second direction that is generally opposite the first outward direction, wherein the hinge joints enable the structural members to pivot about the parallel axes relative to the one or more adjoining structural members so that the collapsible chair can be selectively collapsed and expanded between the collapsed and expanded configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,136,728

ADJUSTABLE FURNITURE

1. An adjustable chair comprising:a pair of substantially parallel support frames disposed at a distance therebetween, the support frames having a rear portion, mid-portion, and a front portion;
a seat disposed between the support frames;
a backrest pivotable relative to the seat, the backrest is disposed rearwardly of the seat and pivotable at least partially over the rear portion;
a control actuator coupled directly or indirectly to the seat or to at least one of the support frames, and disposed forward of the point at which the backrest hinges relative to the seat;
at least one longitudinally extending support track coupled to the seat and having a slide section disposed at least partially about the rear portion;
at least one track runner slideable over or in the support track, the at least one track runner being directly or indirectly coupled to a backrest support having an upper portion hingedly coupled to the backrest; and,
a positioner having an engagement end coupled to the at least one track runner, and a longitudinally opposing control end, the control end being coupled to the control actuator, such that the engagement end is constructed to limit the extent of rearward movement of at least one track runner about the support track.

US Pat. No. 10,136,726

MODULAR CABINET WITH HIDDEN CLAMPING SYSTEM

1. A modular cabinet with hidden pin connectors comprising:a back panel, said back panel having an inner surface, an outer surface, a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side, said back panel left side having at least one groove or channel, said back panel right side having at least one groove or channel, said back panel inner surface having at least one groove or channel on a lower portion;
a bottom panel, said bottom panel having an inner surface, a lower surface, a front side, a back side having at least one groove or channel, a left side having at least one groove or channel, and a right side having at least one groove or channel;
at least one first hidden attachment pin securing said back panel to said bottom panel, a first portion of said at least one first hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said back panel inner surface lower portion at least one groove or channel, a second portion of said at least one first hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said bottom panel back side at least one groove or channel;
a left panel, said left panel having an inner surface having at least one groove or channel on a back portion and at least one groove or channel on a lower portion, an outer surface, a top side, a front side having at least one groove or channel, a back side, and a bottom side;
at least one second hidden attachment pin securing said left panel to said back panel, a first portion of said at least one second hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said back panel left side at least one groove or channel, a second portion of said at least one second hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said at least one groove or channel on a back portion of said left panel inner surface;
at least one third hidden attachment pin securing said left panel to said bottom panel, a first portion of said at least one third hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said bottom panel left side at least one groove or channel, a second portion of said at least one third hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said at least one groove or channel on a lower portion of said left panel inner surface;
a right panel, said right panel having an inner surface having at least one groove or channel on a back portion and at least one groove or channel on a lower portion, an outer surface, a top side, a front side having at least one groove or channel, a back side, and a bottom side;
at least one forth hidden attachment pin securing said right panel to said back panel, a first portion of said at least one forth hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said back panel left side at least one groove or channel, a second portion of said at least one forth hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said at least one groove or channel on a back portion of said right panel inner surface; and
at least one fifth hidden attachment pin securing said right panel to said bottom panel, a first portion of said at least one fifth hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said bottom panel left side at least groove or channel, a second portion of said at least one fifth hidden attachment pin frictionally engaged within said at least one groove or channel on a lower portion of said right panel inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,136,725

OUTDOOR CONVERTIBLE TABLE-LIKE FURNITURE WITH MULTIPLE LEVELS

Plank and Hide, Cincinna...

1. A convertible outdoor patio table, comprising:a metallic frame configured to be mounted on wheels, the frame defining a top end, a bottom end configured to be connected to the wheels, and side portions extending between the top end and the bottom end, the frame surrounding a generally hollow interior;
an outer body member which is coupled to and substantially surrounds the side portions of the frame, the outer body member being at least partially made of a weather resistant material;
a railing coupled to the frame proximate the top end and defining a shoulder positioned adjacent the outer body member at the generally hollow interior;
a tabletop lid member which removably engages with at least one of the shoulder or the outer body member adjacent the top end of the frame to close the generally hollow interior from an external environment and provide a generally planar tabletop surface for supporting various articles, the tabletop lid member being at least partially made of a weather resistant material; and
a functional/storage device which is revealed for access and use when the tabletop lid member is disengaged from the outer body member, wherein the functional/storage device removably engages with the shoulder and substantially covers a surface area bounded by the railing to maximize usage of space within the generally hollow interior, wherein the functional/storage device is inserted and removed by moving in a vertical direction through the opening created by removing the tabletop lid, and wherein the shoulder is positioned underneath the functional/storage device and supports the weight of the functional/storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,724

BRACKET FOR MOUNTING ADJUSTABLE-HEIGHT LEG

1. An assembly comprising:a panel forming part of a modular wall for dividing workspaces in an office, said panel having first and second horizontal channels formed therein;
a desk surface;
an adjustable-height leg, said adjustable height leg having an outer shell, a top casting for engagement with the desk surface and an actuator disposed within the outer shell for adjusting the height of the leg; and
first and second brackets, said first bracket having a generally L-shaped body, a lip with hole for engagement in the first horizontal channel and a rib for engagement with an upper end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and said second bracket having a generally L-shaped body with a curved end for engagement with in the second horizontal channel and a bumper for engagement in a slot at a lower end of the outer shell of the adjustable height leg and wherein the adjustable-height leg is supported by the first and second brackets and does not contact a floor surface underlying the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,136,723

ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care implement comprising:a handle and a head having a front surface and an opposing rear surface, the head comprising a support structure and a monolithic cleaning unit, the monolithic cleaning unit comprising:
a base portion coupled to the support structure and forming a portion of the front surface of the head; and
a plurality of bristles extending from the base portion and protruding from the front surface of the head;
wherein at least one of the plurality of bristles comprises:
a body having an outer surface that extends along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end that is adjacent the base portion of the monolithic cleaning unit to a distal end that is spaced from the front surface of the head, the body comprising a rounded tip at the distal end and a shaft extending between the rounded tip and the proximal end; and
a plurality of longitudinally elongated ribs extending from the outer surface of the body in a circumferentially spaced apart manner;
wherein the plurality of longitudinally elongated ribs extend from a top end that is spaced a first distance from the rounded tip of the body along the shaft to a bottom end that is spaced a second distance from the proximal end of the body along the shaft; and wherein a tip portion comprising the rounded tip and a portion of the shaft of the body is free of the longitudinally elongated ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,136,722

IMPACT-ABSORBING TETHERING ATTACHMENT

1. A power tool comprising:a housing; and
a tethering attachment assembly attached to the housing and adapted to facilitate connection of a lanyard to the power tool, the tethering attachment assembly comprising:
a U-shaped hook portion including a coil element comprising metallic material that elastically retains its state with application of force up to a limit, and is permanently plastically deformable upon application of force exceeding the limit; and
two extended portions extending from ends of the coil element and attached to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,719

FLUID APPLICATOR SYSTEMS

1. A bottle and applicator system, comprising:a bottle designed to contain a fluid to be dispensed, wherein the bottle comprises a platform that is movable with respect to a bottle base;
a cap comprising an applicator secured thereto, wherein the applicator is moveable with respect to the cap, further comprising a cap twistable feature configured to cause the applicator to extend or retract with respect to the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,136,718

VALVE MECHANISM WITH APPLICATOR TIP FOR COSMETIC CONTAINERS

1. An assembly having a valve mechanism with an applicator tip for cosmetic containers, comprising:a circular mounting base (1) having an external attaching element (2) for leakproof attachment to a bottleneck (3) of a suitable container (4), and having an internal attaching element (5), wherein the internal attaching element defines a product passage (6) for a product, with the internal attaching element also comprising an integral part of a first valve (7) that slides upwards and downwards, a lower end of the first valve oriented to open and close the product passage (6);
a sleeve (8), centrally housing a terminal end of the first valve, wherein the sleeve also receives internally from above a base of an applicator tip (9), and an outer part of the sleeve receives an overcap (10) surrounding the applicator tip (9), and wherein the mounting base is coupled to rotate inside the sleeve (8);
an actuation mechanism (11) providing a means for moving the first valve (7) upwards and downwards in order to open and close the product passage (6), wherein the actuation mechanism is formed between the mounting base and the sleeve;
wherein the applicator tip is axially attached inside the sleeve (8) and also to a corresponding part of the first valve (7), and the applicator tip is able to freely twist in both directions, causing the actuation mechanism (11) to move the first valve (7) upwards and downwards in order to open or close the product passage (6); and
wherein a second slit valve is located in the applicator tip, the second slit valve allowing for control of outflow of the product onto a surface of the applicator tip upon opening and closing of the slit valve.

US Pat. No. 10,136,716

PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A protective enclosure for an electronic device, the electronic device including a front surface, a back surface, and a plurality of side surfaces, the protective enclosure comprising:a structural member having a back portion and a plurality of side portions, the back portion including an inner surface configured to face the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure and an outer surface;
a cushioning member permanently affixed to the structural member, the cushioning member having a top section, a bottom section, and one or more side sections, the cushioning member including an upper edge configured to extend beyond the front surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure, the cushioning member further including a protective rim configured to extend beyond the back surface of the electronic device and be in direct contact with a portion of the back surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure; and
a cavity at least partially bounded by the protective rim of the cushioning member, the cavity configured to extend between the inner surface of the structural member to the back surface of the installed electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,715

WEARABLE SLED SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE COMPUTER DEVICE

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A device, comprising: a housing having a front side, a back side, a bottom end, and a top end that cooperatively form a cavity to slidably receive an electronic device when inserted into the cavity at the top end of the housing; and a mounting assembly comprising a mounting plate having a front side and a back side, said front side of said mounting plate being configured and arranged to receive said back side of said housing, said mounting plate and said housing including corresponding interfitting locking formations for securing said housing to said mounting plate via the formations; wherein said interfitting locking formations comprise spring latches formed on said mounting plate and corresponding tabs formed on said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,714

TABLET CASE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Spinbrook Limited, Dubli...

1. A protective case for a portable electronic device, the case comprising:a receptacle defining a viewing aperture and configured to releasably retain the device so that a screen of the device is exposed at the viewing aperture; and
a cover including:
a plurality of boards, each board having major, length and breadth dimensions and a minor thickness dimension, and defining two generally flat, parallel surfaces separated by the thickness dimension;
a front portion and a rear portion, the front portion including at least a first said board and the rear portion including at least a second said board, the front and rear portions being connected together by at least one hinge region and foldable about the hinge region to define an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein in the closed configuration the front and rear portions are arranged in parallel superposed relation and the receptacle is received between the front and rear portions; and
a flexible outer sheet bonded to each of the first and second boards;
wherein the receptacle is coupled to the rear portion of the cover by an adjustable joint, the adjustable joint including a first coupling element, the first coupling element being fixedly contained substantially within the thickness dimension of the second board.

US Pat. No. 10,136,712

GARMENT HOLDER AND HAMPER TRAVELER

1. A traveler comprising:a plurality of front two-in-one pockets, each of the front two-in-one pockets including a water repellent hamper pocket predominately inside of a front pocket, wherein the water repellent hamper pocket has a volume that lies mostly within the front pocket, wherein the front pocket includes a flap that provides access to both the front pocket and the water repellent hamper pocket within the front pocket such that when the flap is closed, the water repellent hamper pocket is wholly contained inside the front pocket and is hidden from view, and wherein the water repellent hamper pockets and the front pockets are sized to hold approximately an equivalent amount of items;
a plurality of hanging straps extending from a top portion of the traveler, each hanging strap including a fixed end and a detached end, wherein each hanging strap is sized to wrap the detachable end around a horizontal bar;
a first plurality of side fasteners extending from a left side portion of the traveler;
a second plurality of side fasteners extending from a right side portion of the traveler, each side fastener including a fixed end and a detachable end, wherein the traveler is foldable between an enlarged state and a reduced state, and wherein the traveler is to be maintained in the reduced state if the first plurality of side fasteners are coupled to the second plurality of side fasteners; and
a plurality of back two-in-one pockets, each of the back two-in-one pockets including a water repellent hamper pocket inside of a back pocket, wherein at least one of the back two-in-one pockets has a width that is approximately equal to a width of the traveler.

US Pat. No. 10,136,711

METAL PURSE

1. A purse comprising:two metal shells interconnected by a hinge for rotation with respect to one another about the hinge, between an open and a closed position, and defining a storage cavity therebetween;
each metal shell further comprises a mated peripheral edge;
one or more spacers (200) on at least one peripheral edge;
wherein in the closed position, the two metal shells form a gap along substantially the entire peripheral edge of a desired gap distance therebetween, such that the gap distance is sufficient to allow the passage of cellular or wireless signals into and out of the purse, when closed.

US Pat. No. 10,136,710

CRANKLESS CANTILEVERED UMBRELLA

SOL UMBRA, LLC, Ann Arbo...

1. A cantilevered umbrella (10) comprising:a mast (30) extending substantially vertical;
a cantilevered arm (40) extending from the mast (30);
a canopy (60) extending from the cantilevered arm (40), wherein the canopy (60) is moveable between an open position, wherein the canopy (60) is extended, and a collapsed position, wherein the canopy (60) is collapsed;
a carriage (102) connected to the cantilevered arm (40) and vertically moveable along the mast (30) to move the canopy (60) between the open position and the collapsed position;
at least one of a constant force spring (103) or a gas spring (112) is connected to the mast (30), wherein the at least one of the constant force spring (103) or the gas spring (112) is operable with the carriage (102) to assist with moving the canopy (60) between the open position and the collapsed position and to counterbalance the weight of the cantilevered arm (40) and the canopy (60); and
an over-center spring assembly (150) disposed within an internal cavity (31) of the mast (30) and having a gas spring (151) and a forked lever arm (152), wherein the forked lever arm (152) is pivotally connected to the gas spring (151) and engages a roller (105) of the carriage (102) when the canopy (60) is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,136,709

CANTILEVER UMBRELLA

1. A cantilever umbrella, comprising:a canopy configured to shelter an area;
a first umbrella frame pole supporting the canopy, the first umbrella frame pole including a channel disposed between top and bottom portions of the first umbrella frame pole along a side thereof;
a runner disposed about the first umbrella frame pole, the runner having a housing and a clamp mounted to the housing, the clamp configured to apply pressure to the first umbrella frame pole at positions along the length of the first umbrella frame;
a second umbrella frame pole disposed transverse to the first umbrella frame pole, the second pole having a first end coupled with the housing of the runner and a second end coupled with the canopy, the first end of the second umbrella frame pole disposed between the second end of the second umbrella frame pole and the first umbrella frame pole;
a canopy control module disposed on the second umbrella frame pole adjacent to the runner and not within the runner, the canopy control module including a crank disposed outside of the runner and within the second umbrella frame pole to provide for opening of the canopy;
wherein the control module includes a spool and a tension member coupled with the spool, the spool being journaled within the second umbrella frame pole to wind and unwind the tension member from the spool without also tilting the second umbrella frame pole or the canopy.

US Pat. No. 10,136,707

FASTENER ELEMENT, FASTENER STRINGER AND SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A fastener element for a slide fastener made of synthetic resin which is injection molded at tape side edge parts of fastener tapes, having a central land portion fixed to the fastener tape and first and second bulging portions bulging from the central land portion to a tape front surface side and a tape rear surface side in an element thickness direction, wherein the central land portion has a body portion fixed to the fastener tape with a predetermined dimension in an element width direction, a neck portion extending from the body portion to a tape outward side in an element length direction and a coupling head portion further extending from the neck portion in the element length direction, wherein;the first and second bulging portions have a bulging end surface facing upward or downward in the element thickness direction and a pair of top and bottom side wall surfaces formed from top and bottom side edges of the bulging end surface to the central land portion respectively,
the bulging end surface has a quadrilateral-shaped base end surface which is composed of four sides of a tip end edge on the coupling head portion side, a tail end edge of the body portion side and the pair of side edges connecting both ends of the tip end edge and both ends of the tail end edge and is long in the element length direction and also has a protrusion end surface protruding from only a part of one of the side edge out of the pair of top and bottom side edges of the base end surface in the element width direction, and
the protrusion end surface is formed on the coupling head portion and has a shape which tapers gradually toward a protrusion direction from the base end surface.

US Pat. No. 10,136,706

TOUCH SCREEN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AT LEAST ONE FASTENER MEMBER, AND THE KIT AND METHOD FOR PLACING, HOLDING AND MOUNTING SUCH DEVICES USING AT LEAST ONE HOOK AND ONE LOOP OF FASTENER TECHNOLOGY

1. A kit for holding and mounting portable touchscreen electronic devices using at least one hook and loop fastener member of temporary or permanent affixation (4) comprising;at least one cover or protective cover (1) that protects the portable electronic device (5) characterized in that it comprises at least one hook and loop fastener (4) which is permanently incorporated in any part of the outer surface of the body of the case or cover;
at least one adhesive accessory (2) comprising two bodies: the first body has hooks (4.1), the second incorporates loops (4.2);
and at least one double-sided strap (3) whose surface area of one of the faces comprises hooks (4.1), while the surface area of the other side of the belt (3) comprises loops (4.2).

US Pat. No. 10,136,705

MAGNETIC GATE FOR A CARIBINER

Ropes Courses, Inc., All...

1. A magnetic gate for a carabiner having a closed position and an open position, comprising:an outer cylinder having a sliding pin recess internally disposed into an inside surface of said outer cylinder;
an inner cylinder having a bore;
said outer cylinder rotatably disposed outside of said inner cylinder;
said bore containing a sliding pin; and
a biasing means to bias said sliding pin towards said sliding pin recess in the closed position;
wherein said sliding pin recess does not extend through to an outside surface of said outer cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,136,704

FABRIC FASTENERS

Pinion Pins, LLC, Durham...

1. A fabric fastener comprising:(a) a pin assembly including a head and a shaft projecting longitudinally from the head;
(b) a releasable catch including:
(i) a first housing having:
(1) a base having a bottom; and
(2) a cover having a tapered side wall and a top having a hole therethrough,
(ii) a frame including:
(1) a sidewall with three side openings extending through the side wall at 120 degree spacings thereabout;
(2) a spring collar; and
(3) a longitudinal opening intersecting the three-side openings,
(iii) at least three ball bearings adapted to move back and forth within the side openings; and
(iv) a spring having a first end residing within the spring collar and a second end engaging the bottom of the base,
wherein when the shaft is inserted through the hole of the top and longitudinal opening of the frame, the spring applies a force tending and to move the frame and ball bearings into the cover and toward the top of the cover such that the tapered side walls move the ball bearings inwardly toward the shaft with sufficient force to pinch the shaft and thereby hold the pin assembly and catch assembly together; and
(c) a release member having a tubular housing with a closed end and an open and, the housing containing a permanent magnet recessed a predetermined distance from the open end and the open end sized to receive the base of the first housing therein only when the bottom of the base is inserted through the open and of the tubular housing, insertion of the base into the open end of the tubular housing serving to bring the frame and ball bearings into sufficiently close proximity to the magnet such that the force exerted by the magnet is sufficient to overcome a force of the spring and thereby move the frame away from the top of the cover to displace the ball bearings so that they no longer pinch the shaft with sufficient force to retain the shaft within the catch.

US Pat. No. 10,136,703

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MAKING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, INSOLES AND OTHER FOOTWEAR INSERTS

Superfeet Worldwide, Inc....

1. An apparatus to assist in making an orthotic, insole or other footwear insert that is customized to a plantar surface of an individual's foot, the apparatus comprising:a portable housing having a plurality of outer side walls and a front face, the outer side walls and the front face defining an enclosure in the portable housing, the portable housing engageable with a ground surface, wherein the front face includes a foot receiving area, the front face is angled substantially transverse to a ground surface, and each of the outer side walls has an outer face that faces away from the foot receiving area;
a heater unit disposed and concealed within the enclosure of the portable housing, the heater unit comprising an opening formed through the outer face of one of the outer side walls, the opening sized to receive an orthotic or a heel cap insertable by an individual to selectively heat the orthotic or the heel cap of the footwear insert to increase the pliability of the orthotic or the heel cap, wherein the orthotic or the heel cap comprises a pre-formed three-dimensional rigid footwear insert that is individually sized to the individual's foot prior heating in the heater unit, such that the opening of the heater unit is sized to receive the individually sized pre-formed three-dimensional rigid foot wear insert; and
at least one alignment device coupled to the portable housing to assist in positioning and orientating the individual's foot prior to conforming the orthotic or the heel cap to the plantar surface of the individual's foot, wherein the at least one alignment device extends outwardly from the front face of the portable housing and is adjustably movably coupled to the portable housing to orient and manipulate the individual's foot along the foot receiving area wherein the at least one alignment device comprises a cradle for a distal end of the individual's leg, and the cradle extending outwardly from the front face of the portable housing, and wherein the portable housing has one or more vents, the one or more vents being thermally coupled to the heater unit to vent heated air generated by the heater unit out of the enclosure and through the one or more vents in a direction away from the foot receiving area of the front face of the portable housing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,702

FOOTWEAR ACCESSORY BINDING SYSTEM

KAHTOOLA, INC., Flagstaf...

1. A crampon system adaptable to different widths of footwear, wherein the crampon system comprises:a base plate having a substantially rigid horizontal platform;
a first adjustable support having a substantially horizontal platform;
a second support having a substantially horizontal platform, and
a releasable fastener configured to connect the first adjustable support to the base plate and to prevent rotation of the first adjustable support relative to the base plate;
wherein the first adjustable support is configured such that it is able to rotate relative to the base plate upon release of the releasable fastener and not able to rotate relative to the base plate until the releasable fastener is released,
wherein the substantially horizontal platform of the first adjustable support and the substantially horizontal platform of the second support are in the substantially the same plane; and
wherein the horizontal platform of the base plate is disposed underneath the horizontal platforms of first adjustable support and the second support such that the horizontal platforms of each support are supported only by the base plate and
wherein each of the two substantially horizontal platforms defines a surface that faces inward, each surface having a first portion that is in a first plane and a second portion that is in a second plane that is different than the first plane, wherein the two substantially horizontal platforms are configured such that the first portions of each surface are in contact with each other and facing each other when the two adjustable supports are at a first position and the second portions of each surface are in contact with each other and facing each other when the two adjustable supports are at a second position that is different from the first position, thereby allowing for the distance between the lateral supports to be changed.

US Pat. No. 10,136,699

MASSAGING INSOLE FOR FOOTWEAR WITH MECHANIC AND MAGNETIC ENERGY

1. A flexible insole for providing improved balance, physical massaging motions and cushioning; the insole comprising a fluid tight bladder formed by a flexible top foil and a flexible bottom foil which are welded together about an outer periphery of the top foil and the bottom foil, the fluid tight bladder comprising two fluid filled reservoirs, wherein the two fluid reservoirs are in fluid communication with each other and wherein the fluid reservoirs contain a heavy and viscous fluid, wherein the fluid filled bladder comprises at least one weld seams within the bladder to control the fluid within, and a permanent magnet is disposed within the at least one weld seams so as to not be in contact with the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,136,697

CONTOURED SUPPORT INSOLE

IMPLUS FOOTCARE, LLC, Du...

1. A contoured insole, comprising:a generally foot-shaped base having a base top surface and a base bottom surface and a length extending from a heel end to a toe end, said base contoured to define a heel receiving cupped area, a midfoot area, a medial arch area, and a forefoot area;
a forefoot pad indentation extending into said toe end and a heel pad indentation, said indentations on said base bottom surface;
a forefoot pad disposed in said forefoot pad indentation in said forefoot area adjacent to said medial arch area and said midfoot area;
a heel pad disposed in said heel pad indentation;
a plurality of collapsible longitudinal curvilinear indentations integrally formed on said medial arch area, each of said curvilinear indentations having a longitudinal axis extending lengthwise in a substantially longitudinal toe-to-heel direction along the bottom surface of the base; and
a resilient metatarsal support indentation integrated into said bottom surface of said base and located in said midfoot area adjacent to said medial arch area.

US Pat. No. 10,136,696

SKATE BOOT TONGUE

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. A skate boot comprising:a shell shaped to enclose a heel, portions of an Achilles tendon, and medial and lateral surfaces of a foot of a wearer of the skate boot when the skate is in use by the wearer;
a toe cap connected to the shell and shaped to cover toes of the wearer when the skate is in use by the wearer, the toe cap having an aperture defined therethrough;
a tongue shaped to cover at least a portion of a forefoot of the wearer when the skate is in use by the wearer, the tongue and the toe cap overlapping each other along at least a portion of the toe cap that defines the aperture therein;
a connector connecting the tongue and the toe cap, the connector having a bottom surface connected to the tongue and a top surface spaced apart from the bottom surface, the connector extending from the bottom surface to the top surface in a direction extending upwardly away from the tongue such that the connector protrudes from the tongue in said direction, the connector extending through the aperture of the toe cap with a portion of the connector including the top surface extending outwardly from the aperture of the toe cap, the portion having apertures defined therethrough; and
a lace engaged to the skate boot, the lace extending through the apertures of the connector to secure the tongue to the toe cap.

US Pat. No. 10,136,694

PROTECTIVE COVER FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Fi-Ber Sports, Inc., Eag...

1. A protective cover for an article of footwear, comprising:a first portion having an upper surface, and two opposing side surfaces covering a top, a first side ankle portion, a second side ankle portion of the footwear, and a cupped portion to engage a bottom portion of the footwear and hold the protective cover in a substantially fixed position with respect to the footwear, wherein the first portion is provided with at least one location to receive at least a portion of a connecting mechanism, and wherein the first portion includes a plurality of extrusions and projections laterally disposed along the two opposing side surfaces, the plurality of extrusions and projections to alter a tensile strength of the first portion; and
a second portion covering the back of the footwear,
wherein the connecting mechanism comprises an adjustable strap that connects the first portion at the first side ankle portion to the second portion, and connects the first portion at the second side ankle portion to the second portion; and
wherein the connecting mechanism remains connected to the first portion and the second portion only at the first side ankle portion when the connecting mechanism is completely disconnected at the second ankle side portion of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,136,692

SPORTS HELMET

Riddell, Inc., Des Plain...

1. A football helmet comprising:a plastic shell configured to receive a head of a wearer of the helmet, the shell having:
a front region;
a crown region;
a rear region;
two side regions wherein each side region has an ear flap with an ear opening;
a raised central band integrally formed as part of the shell and extending across the crown region;
a first plurality of elongated vent openings formed in the shell outside of the raised central band, wherein the first plurality of vent openings are aligned, and positioned along a first side of the raised central band; and
a second plurality of elongated vent openings formed in the shell outside of the raised central band, wherein the second plurality of vent openings are aligned, and positioned along a second side of the raised central band.

US Pat. No. 10,136,691

HELMET LINER

DESIGN BLUE LIMITED, Cro...

1. A helmet liner adapted to be conformed to an inner surface of a helmet to cushion in use the rear of a wearer's head from the helmet, the liner comprising a plurality of elongate grooves comprisingat least one longitudinal groove configured to extend in use along a longitudinal direction between the nape of a wearer's neck and the crown of the wearer's head, and
at least one lateral groove adapted to extend in use at least partially around the head of the wearer in a lateral direction between the wearer's ears;
wherein the at least one longitudinal groove is deeper than the at least one lateral groove;
wherein at least one of the longitudinal grooves or lateral grooves define two or more pillars, coupled together by a base adapted to lie toward the helmet so that the pillars extend in use from the base towards the head of a wearer; and
wherein each pillar is tapered from the base in towards an end, carrying an end surface adapted to face the head of the wearer, and the tapering of each pillar is selected according to the curvature of the helmet so that when the base is conformed to the helmet, the end of each pillar is not pressed against another pillar, and the spacing between the two or more pillars is selected based on the curvature of the helmet and the length of the two or more pillars so that when the base is conformed to the helmet, voids remain between the two or more pillars, wherein at least one of the voids is frustum shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,136,690

GARMENT FASTENER

1. A garment fastener comprising:a female part comprising a female base plate for securing the female part to a first garment piece, and an overlapping connector loop mounted on the female base plate and offset relative thereto, the connector loop defining an elongate aperture therein, a roofed portion of which overlaps and is roofed in by the female base plate and a part of which extends beyond the female base plate in an open mouth;
a male part comprising a male base plate for securing the male part to a second garment piece and an overlapping connector plate mounted on the male base plate and offset relative thereto, the connector plate being dimensioned for insertion and retention in the elongate aperture in the female part;
the connector plate, the open mouth, and the elongate aperture of the connector loop being dimensioned so that insertion of the connector plate into the elongate aperture must be realized by inclining the male part relative to the female part before inserting the connector plate into the open mouth of the elongate aperture and bringing the male part and the female part together, retention of the connector plate in the elongate aperture of the connector loop is realized by snap fitting the connector plate in place by pivoting the fully inserted connector plate from the inclined orientation to an orientation wherein the male base plate and the female base plate are substantially co-planar using the roofed portion of the elongate aperture as a fulcrum until a trailing abutment edge of the connector plate snaps into position in the elongate aperture, and release of the connector plate from the elongate aperture is realized by pivoting the inserted male part from the co-planar orientation back to the inclined orientation using the roofed portion of the elongate aperture as a fulcrum to release the abutment edge from the elongate aperture before moving the male part and the female part apart; and,
in which there is provided a recess in the male base plate surrounding on three sides the portion of the connector plate overlapped by the male base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,136,688

GLOVE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM

SHELBY GROUP INTERNATIONA...

1. A glove comprising a palm portion, a dorsal portion opposite the palm portion, and a plurality of finger portions, the glove configured for use in hazardous environments, the dorsal portion of the glove comprising:a first layer comprising a flame inhibiting material;
a second layer connected to the first layer; and
a third layer comprising an adhesive tape that is affixed to the first layer or the second layer and covers the dorsal portion of the glove from one lateral side of the dorsal portion of the glove to an opposing lateral side of the dorsal portion of the glove,
wherein the adhesive tape comprises a durable laminate with a pressure sensitive adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,136,687

FILTERING FACE-PIECE RESPIRATOR HAVING NOSE NOTCH

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of forming a filtering face-piece respirator, comprising the steps of:(a) providing an extended length of filtering structure;
(b) removing a notch of filtering structure from an edge of the filtering structure;
(c) folding over the edge of the filtering structure after removing the notch to form an interior perimeter segment;
(d) sealing the single-face-piece length of filtering structure at its ends; and
(e) cutting the extended length of filtering structure to a single-face-piece length wherein the step of folding over the edge of the filtering structure after removing the notch comprises folding over the edge of the filtering structure so that the notch extends only in the interior perimeter segment.

US Pat. No. 10,136,686

VEGETABLE GRIP

OMNI CREATIONS, LLC, Boc...

1. A device, comprising:a first finger cover;
a second finger cover,
wherein each of the first and second finger covers comprise an outer surface defining an inner volume having an open end;
a strap coupling a first side of the first finger cover to a first side of the second finger cover; and
a gripping surface formed on at least a portion of at least one of the first finger cover or the second finger cover;
wherein the first and second finger covers are adapted so that a user's proximal interphalangeal joint is exposed;
wherein a lateral cross section of the strap has a concave shape opening toward a webbing of a user's hand between a thumb and index finger;
wherein, in a resting state, the first finger cover, the strap, and the second finger cover have a U-shape; and
wherein the first and second finger covers comprise a first material and the gripping surface comprises a second material that is stiffer than the first material and adapted to grip a vegetable.

US Pat. No. 10,136,685

TACTICAL HAND WARMER APPARATUS

TYR Tactical, LLC, Peori...

1. A tactical hand warmer apparatus comprising:a detachable body extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis;
a first recess disposed within the detachable body and accessible through an opening at the first end, the first recess extending from the opening to a first end portion along the longitudinal axis, the first end portion extending transverse to the longitudinal axis;
a second recess disposed within the detachable body and accessible through an opening at the second end, the second recess extending from the opening at the second end to a second end portion along the longitudinal axis, the second end portion extending transverse to the longitudinal axis and parallel to the first end portion;
a first closed end associated with the first end portion of the first recess;
a second closed end associated with the second end portion of the second recess, the first closed end disposed adjacent to the second closed end; and
a zipper having a first zipper portion attached to the first end portion and extending around a first center of the first end portion and a second zipper portion attached to the second end portion and extending around a second center of the second end portion, the first center and the second center each positioned on the longitudinal axis, the zipper releasably securing the first closed end to the second closed end, release of the first closed end from the second closed end separating a first glove portion of the detachable body from a second glove portion of the detachable body.

US Pat. No. 10,136,683

THREE-WIRE WEARABLE DEVICE

Shu-Ling Chen, Taipei (T...

1. A three-wire wearable device, comprising:a first buckle having a first pin, a second pin and a third pin and including a first processing unit, wherein the first processing unit stores a plurality of instructions and a plurality of communication protocols, the first buckle chooses one of the instructions and accordingly generates a PWM signal, and the PWM signal is transmitted to the first pin and represents the chosen instruction; and
a plurality of second buckles, wherein each of the second buckles has a fourth pin, a fifth pin and a sixth pin, and each of the second buckles is detachably fastened to the first buckle;
wherein when the second buckles are fastened to the first buckle, the first pin, the second and the third pin of the first buckle are electrically connected to the fourth pin, the fifth pin and the sixth pin of each of the second buckles, respectively;
wherein when the second buckles are fastened to the first buckle, the PWM signal from the first pin of the first buckle is transmitted to the fourth pin of each of the second buckles, the second buckle generates a response signal according to the PWM signal, and the PWM signal is transmitted from the sixth pin of the second buckle to the third pin of the first buckle such that the first buckle obtains an information related to each of the second buckles;
wherein the communication between the first buckle and one of the second buckles is based on one of the communication protocols.

US Pat. No. 10,136,682

BREAST-LIFTING AND COOLING ACCESSORY

1. A therapeutic garment comprising:wherein the therapeutic garment comprises a left support, a right support, and a sternum structure;
wherein the sternum structure attaches the left support to the right support to form an integrated unit;
wherein the therapeutic garment is configured for use with a woman;
wherein the woman is further defined with a left breast, a right breast, an intermammary cleft, and a sternum;
wherein the therapeutic garment is a supporting garment that supports the left breast;
wherein the therapeutic garment is a supporting garment that supports the right breast;
wherein the therapeutic garment is a self-attaching garment;
wherein the therapeutic garment cools the left breast;
wherein the therapeutic garment cools the right breast;
wherein the left support supports and cools the left breast;
wherein the left support is directly and removably attached to the left breast;
wherein the right support supports and cools the right breast;
wherein the right support is directly and removably attached to the right breast;
wherein the left support is further defined with a first end and a second end;
wherein the right support is further defined with a third end and a fourth end;
wherein the sternum structure anchors the therapeutic garment to the sternum;
wherein a sternum plate forms a final link of a load path that distributes a portion of the load of the left breast to the sternum;
wherein the sternum plate forms the final link of the load path that distributes a portion of the load of the right breast to the sternum;
wherein the sternum structure is further defined with a fifth end, a sixth end, a proximal surface, and a distal surface;
wherein the left support comprises a left shell, a left thermal gel, a left plurality of vents, and a left adhesive;
wherein the left plurality of vents and the left adhesive are formed in the left shell;
wherein the left thermal gel is contained within the left shell;
wherein the left shell is further defined with a left cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,136,679

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Skapa Holdings, LLC, Sco...

1. An electronic cigarette, comprising:a housing;
an oven positioned within the housing and adapted to heat a substance to generate a vapor from the substance, the oven comprising oven sides and an oven lid seat adjacent a surface of the housing, the oven lid seat comprising oven lid seat sides positioned at angles with respect to each other so that they are not parallel to each other;
an external mouthpiece opening, a vapor channel in fluid communication with the external mouthpiece opening and the oven; and
an oven lid pivotally attached to the housing and pivotable between a closed position in which sides of the oven lid align with the oven lid seat sides, and an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,136,675

ATOMIZER OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE, CERAMIC HEATING ATOMIZING CORE AND CERAMIC HEATER THEREIN

SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TEC...

1. A ceramic heater, configured to atomize liquid to form aerosol, the ceramic heater comprising:a ceramic body comprising a wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the wall defining a plurality of through holes passing through the inner and outer surfaces to release the aerosol; and
a heating element formed on one of the inner and outer surfaces of the ceramic body;
wherein the ceramic body has a tube configuration, and is integrally sintered with the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,136,674

ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

BEYOND TWENTY LTD., Lond...

1. An electronic cigarette vaporiser system that includes an electronic vaporiser and a user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge, wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a heating element that is not in the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge but is instead in, or in e-liquid communication with, an e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser; wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a mechanical valve that is (i) pushed up from its seat to enable automatic filling of the vaporiser with e-liquid from a fluid transfer mechanism in the system and (ii) returns to seal against its seat at other times when the vaporiser is being vaped or inhaled from, in which the fluid transfer mechanism includes an electric or electronic pump that is configured to withdraw e-liquid from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge and pump pressurized e-liquid to the e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser.

US Pat. No. 10,136,670

PRESSURIZED STEAM PITTING APPARATUS AND PROCESS

DESERT VALLEY DATE, INC.,...

1. A method for pitting a drupe, the method comprising:conveying a drupe within a carrier of a pitting machine;
positioning a pitting knife above the carrier, the pitting knife having a cutting face at a cutting end and a longitudinal passageway that is in fluid communication with a pressurized steam source, wherein the longitudinal passageway extends to an opening at the cutting face at the cutting end of the pitting knife;
applying pressurized steam to a top portion of the drupe, wherein the application of the pressurized steam to the top portion of the drupe hydrates an outer portion of the top portion of the drupe, wherein the pressurized steam is provided by the pressurized steam source through the longitudinal passageway to the opening at the cutting end of the pitting knife, wherein the pressurized steam source has a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure;
moving the pitting knife through the top portion of the drupe where the pressurized steam was applied such that the pitting knife forces a pit of the drupe through an opposite side of the drupe; and
retracting the pitting knife from the drupe.

US Pat. No. 10,136,665

METHOD FOR PRODUCING QUICK-COOKING RICE AND QUICK-COOKING RICE PRODUCED BY THE METHOD

SATAKE CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A method of producing quick-cooking rice comprising:a first step of steam-boiling raw material rice grains at normal pressure;
a second step of steam-boiling the raw material rice grains from the first step with pressurized steam so that just a surface of the raw material rice grains is uniformly steam-boiled;
after the steam-boiling steps, adding moisture with a spraying unit to the steam-boiled rice grains, the adding comprising adding moisture to the rice grains at a moisture addition speed of 20% per hour to 80% per hour, so that a moisture content of the rice grains is 20% to 28%;
finish steam-boiling the moisture-added rice grains with pressurized steam;
drying the finish steam-boiled rice grains; and
finish-milling the dried rice grains; wherein the second step of steam-boiling is performed to reduce an occurrence of cracks in the rice grains when the moisture is added with the spraying unit.

US Pat. No. 10,136,664

POPCORN POPPING MACHINES AND METHODS FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF POPCORN KERNELS AND DIFFERENT POPPED POPCORN TYPES

Gold Medal Products Compa...

1. A method of popping different types of popcorn kernels in a kettle of a popping machine which includes a controller communicating with a user interface and a heat sensor responsive to a temperature of the kettle, the method comprising:(a) determining, based upon a selection made by an operator at the user interface, a selected one of the different types of popcorn kernels to be popped in a first batch of kernels during a first popping cycle to produce a first popped popcorn type;
(b) retrieving a first set of predetermined cooking temperature set points that is associated with cooking the selected one of the different types of popcorn kernels in the first batch of kernels, the first set of predetermined cooking temperature set points including at least a load point temperature and a dump point temperature, wherein the first set of predetermined cooking temperature set points is one of a plurality of stored sets of predetermined cooking temperature set points, which are stored for and associated with cooking different types of popcorn kernels in the kettle;
(c) heating the kettle to the load point temperature;
(d) alerting the operator to load the first batch of kernels into the kettle to begin the first popping cycle when the kettle reaches the load point temperature, as measured by the heat sensor;
(e) heating the kettle to the dump point temperature to cook the first batch of kernels and generate popped popcorn of the first popped popcorn type; and
(f) prompting for the popped popcorn to be dumped from the kettle when the kettle reaches the dump point temperature, as measured by the heat sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,136,660

METHOD FOR MAKING ICE CREAM

1. A method for making ice cream, comprising:providing a machine for mixing and cooling of ice cream equipped with:
a processing container defining a processing chamber and including a rotary mixer rotating inside the processing chamber;
a thermal treatment plant, configured for being activated, selectively and alternatively, in a heating mode or a cooling mode, respectively, for heating and cooling the processing chamber;
providing the thermal treatment plant is a plant operates according to a thermodynamic cycle and comprises a circuit with an operating fluid;
providing the circuit for a circulation of the operating fluid comprises a compressor, a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, and a throttling valve;
operating the thermodynamic cycle, wherein the circuit further comprises an inversion valve for adjusting of the thermodynamic cycle between a first configuration corresponding to the cooling mode of the thermal treatment plant, wherein the first heat exchanger acts as an evaporator and the second heat exchanger acts as a condenser,
and a second configuration corresponding to the heating mode of the thermal treatment plant, wherein the first heat exchanger acts as a condenser and the second heat exchanger acts as an evaporator;
inserting a basic mixture for ice cream inside the processing chamber
adjusting the inversion valve to the second configuration;
while the inversion valve is in the second configuration, heating the basic mixture inside the processing chamber to subject the basic mixture to a thermal treatment inside the processing chamber to deactivate any infectious agents;
adjusting the inversion valve to the first configuration;
while the inversion valve is in the first configuration, keeping inside the processing chamber the basic mixture and maintaining the basic mixture at a temperature of between 2° C. and 6° C. for a predetermined maintaining time of greater than two hours;
while the inversion valve is in the first configuration, cooling the basic mixture previously subjected to the thermal treatment inside the processing chamber and, at the same time, rotating the rotary mixer, so as to allow incorporation of air in the basic mixture and make an ice cream product in the processing chamber;
extracting at least one portion of the ice cream product from the processing chamber to obtain the ice cream.

US Pat. No. 10,136,659

CHOCOLATE WAX COMPOSITION FOR CANDLES

2. In a candle having a wick formed of an absorbent material and a candle body providing fuel that is absorbable into the wick and combustible while it moves it upward during the burning of said candle, the candle further comprising:said candle body formed by a composition of between about a 3:1 ratio of cocoa butter to chocolates solids and about a 5:1 ratio of cocoa butter to chocolates solids.

US Pat. No. 10,136,657

FREEZER DEVICE FOR CONTAINERS

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A container refrigeration apparatus which includes an inside air control system configured to supply an interior of a container with a mixed gas, whereinan inlet taking air into an air pump provided to an interior of a unit case of the inside air control system is formed in an air inlet unit independent of the unit case, the air pump and the air inlet unit being connected together by an air tube, and
the air inlet unit is provided with an air-permeable, waterproof membrane filter, and is disposed above the unit case of the inside air control system.

US Pat. No. 10,136,655

SAW BLADE ILLUMINATING SAFETY DEVICE

1. An illumination safety device for a saw having a guide post, a cutting table and a saw blade, said safety device comprising:a main body having a plurality of walls defining a waterproof hollow interior space;
a mounting bracket that is configured to secure the main body onto the guide post of a saw;
a light source that is positioned within the main body;
a power unit that is in communication with each of the light source and the saw; and
a pair of alignment channels that are disposed along a top end of the main body, said alignment channels being in communication with the mounting bracket and functioning to adjust an angle of the light source to emit a narrow beam of light along an entirety of a portion of the saw blade that is located between the guide post and the cutting table.

US Pat. No. 10,136,654

DEVICE, ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR STUNNING POULTRY

1. An apparatus, designed and configured for stunning live poultry animals which are intended for slaughter and are located in containers, by a gas mixture comprising a stunning gas, which apparatus comprises a stunning chamber having at least two stunning zones, an introduction station, arranged on the inlet side of the stunning chamber, for the or each container containing live poultry animals and a discharge station, arranged on the outlet side of the stunning chamber, for the or each container containing stunned poultry animals, at least one transport conveyor for transporting the or each container in the transport direction T through the stunning zones from the introduction station to the discharge station, as well as means for delivering the gas mixture into the stunning zones of the stunning chamber, characterised in that the means for delivering the gas mixture comprises at least one injection pipe which is designed and configured to be movable relative to the container for detachable connection to the or each container and for detachment therefrom, in such a manner that each container can be filled with the gas mixture when it is in the state of detachable connection to the or each injection pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,136,644

FUNGICIDAL COMPOSITIONS

SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS A...

1. A composition suitable for control of diseases caused by phytopathogens comprisingas component (A) 3-(difluoromethyl)-N-methoxy-1-methyl-N-[1-methyl-2-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)ethyl]pyrazole-4-carboxamide;
and
as component (B) the compound of formula VII

and as component (C)
azoxystrobin; and
wherein the weight ratio of (A) to (B+C) is from 4:1 to 1:4.

US Pat. No. 10,136,640

KETONE OR OXIME COMPOUND, AND HERBICIDE

NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATI...

1. A oxime compound or a salt thereof of Formula (1):
wherein B is a ring of any one of B-1, B-2, or B-3;

Q is NOR7;
A is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, —S(O)r2R1, —C(O)OR1, —C(S)OR1, —C(O)SR1, —C(S)SR1, —C(O)R2, —C(S)R2, —C(O)N(R4)R3, —C(S)N(R4)R3, —S(O)2N(R4)R3, —P(O)(OR1)2, or —P(S)(OR1)2;
R1 is C1-8 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2;
R2 is a hydrogen atom, C1-8 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, —C(?NOR31)R32, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2, naphthyl, naphthyl substituted with (Z2)q2, D1-1 to D1-42, D1-81, or D1-84;
R3 and R4 are each independently a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R5, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2, D1-32, D1-33 or D1-34, or R3 optionally forms a 3- to 8-membered ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R3 and R4 are bonded by forming a C2-7 alkylene chain or a C2-7 alkenylene chain together with R4, and at this time, the alkylene chain or the alkenylene chain optionally contains one oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or nitrogen atom and optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, oxo, or thioxo;
R5 is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C3-8 cycloalkyl, —OR31, —S(O)r2R31, —C(O)OR31, —C(O)R32, —N(R34)R33, —Si(R32a)(R32b)R32c, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2, D1-1, D1-32, D1-33, or D1-34, or when two R5s are substituents on a same carbon, the two R5s optionally form oxo, thioxo, imino, C1-6 alkylimino, C1-6 alkoxyimino, or C1-6 alkylidene, together with each other;
R6 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R15, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R15, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R15, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R15, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R15, —C(?NOR16)R17, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1, D1-32, D1-33, D1-34, D1-36, D1-37, or D1-38;
R7 is a hydrogen atom, C1-8 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R15b, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R15b, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R15b, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R15b, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R15b, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1;
R8a, R8b, R9a, and R9b are each independently a hydrogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, —OR16a, —S(O)r1R16a, —C(O)OR16a, —C(O)R17a, —C(O)N(R19a)R18a, —C(?NOR16a)R17a, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1;
R10, R11 and R12 are each independently a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;
R15 is a halogen atom, cyano, C3-8 cycloalkyl, —OR16, —S(O)r1R16, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1, D1-7, D1-11, D1-22, D1-32, D1-33, or D1-34;
R15b is a halogen atom, cyano, C3-8 cycloalkyl, halo (C3-8) cycloalkyl, —OR16b, —S(O)r1R16b, —C(O)OR16b, —C(O)N(R18b)R19b, —C(?NOR16b)R17b, —N(R18b)R19b, —Si(R32a)(R32b)R32c, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1, D1-32, D1-33, D1-34, D1-36, D1-37, D1-38, D1-81, or D1-84, or when two R15bs are substituents on a same carbon, the two R15bs optionally form oxo, thioxo, imino, C1-6 alkylimino, C1-6 alkoxyimino, or C1-6 alkylidene, together with each other;
R16, R16a, R16b, R17, R17a, R17b, R18a, and R19a are each independently a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;
R18b and R19b are each independently a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, or (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R20, or R18b optionally forms a 3- to 8-membered ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R18b and R19b are bonded by forming a C2-7 alkylene chain or a C2-7 alkenylene chain together with R19b, and at this time, the alkylene chain or the alkenylene chain optionally contains one oxygen atom, sulfur atom, or nitrogen atom and optionally substituted with oxo or thioxo;
R20 is phenyl or phenyl substituted with (Z1)q1;
D1-1 to D1-42, D1-81, and D1-84 each are a ring of the following structure;

X1 is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, or C3-8 cycloalkyl, when g2 is 2, g3 is an integer of 2 or 3, or g4 is an integer of 2, 3, or 4, each X1 is the same as or different from each other, and further when two X1s are adjacent, the two adjacent X1s optionally form a 6-membered ring together with carbon atoms to which each X1 is bonded by forming —CH?CHCH?CH—, and at this time, the hydrogen atom bonded to each carbon atom forming the ring is optionally substituted with a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, or C1-6 alkylsulfonyl;
X1a is a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;
X1b is C1-6 alkyl;
Z is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, C3-8 cycloalkyl, (C3-8) cycloalkyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, C2-6 alkenyl, (C2-6) alkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, (C3-8) cycloalkenyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, C2-6 alkynyl, (C2-6) alkynyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, —OR41, —S(O)r3R41, —C(O)OR41, —C(O)R42, —C(?NOR41)R42, —N(R44)R43, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z3)q3, D1-1, D1-2, D1-7, D1-10, D1-11, D1-22, D1-32, D1-33, D1-34, D1-36, D1-37, or D1-38, and when q is an integer of 2, 3, 4, or 5, each Z is the same as or different from each other;
Z1 is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, or C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, and when q1 is an integer of 2, 3, 4, or 5, each Z1 is the same as or different from each other;
Z2 is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, —OR51, —S(O)r2R51, —C(O)OR51a, —C(O)R52, —C(O)N(R54)R53, —C(S)N(R54)R53, or —N(R54)R53, when q2 is an integer of 2, 3, 4, or 5, each Z2 is the same as or different from each other, and further when two Z2s are adjacent, the two adjacent Z2s optionally form a 6-membered ring together with carbon atoms to which each Z2 is bonded by forming —N?CHCH?CH—, —CH?NCH?CH—, —N?NCH?CH—, —CH?NN?CH—, —N?CHCH?N—, or —N?CHN?CH—, and at this time, the hydrogen atom bonded to each carbon atom forming the ring is optionally substituted with a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, or C1-6 alkylsulfonyl;
Z3 is a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, halo (C1-6) alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, or C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, and when q3 is an integer of 2, 3, 4, or 5, each Z3 is the same as or different from each other;
R31 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R35, —C(O)R37, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2, naphthyl, or naphthyl substituted with (Z2)q2;
R32 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, or (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R35;
R32a, R32b, and R32c are each independently C1-6 alkyl;
R33 and R34 are each independently a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)OR36, or —C(O)R37;
R35 is a halogen atom, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylthio, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, or phenyl;
R36 is C1-6 alkyl;
R37 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with (Z2)q2;
R41 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, (C1-6) alkyl arbitrarily substituted with R45, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z3)q3, D1-32, D1-33, or D1-34;
R42 is a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;
R43 and R44 are each independently a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, or C1-6 alkylcarbonyl;
R45 is a halogen atom, C3-8 cycloalkyl, —OH, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-10 alkoxycarbonyl, —Si(R32a)(R32b)R32c, phenyl, phenyl substituted with (Z3)q3, D1-32, D1-33, or D1-34, or when two R45s are substituents on a same carbon, the two R45s optionally form oxo, thioxo, imino, C1-6 alkylimino, C1-6 alkoxyimino, or C1-6 alkylidene, together with each other;
R51 is a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, halo (C1-6) alkyl, phenyl, phenyl arbitrarily substituted with a halogen atom, or D1-39;
R51a and R52 are each independently a hydrogen atom or C1-6 alkyl;
R53 and R54 are each independently a hydrogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 alkylcarbonyl;
f5 is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
f7 is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
g1 and p are each independently an integer of 0 or 1;
g2, m, n, r1, r2, and r3 are each independently an integer of 0, 1, or 2;
g3 is an integer of 0, 1, 2, or 3;
g4 is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
q, q1, q2, and q3 are each independently an integer of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.

US Pat. No. 10,136,638

SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM WHOSE SURFACE HAS MICROBICIDAL ACTIVITY, MULTILAYER STRUCTURE HAVING SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM, STERILIZATION METHOD WITH THE USE OF SURFACE OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM, METHOD FOR REACTIVATING SURFACE OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM, MOLD FOR

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for treating a gas or liquid by bringing the gas or liquid into contact with a surface of a synthetic polymer film comprising the surface which has a plurality of first raised portions, wherein a two-dimensional size of the plurality of first raised portions is in a range of more than 20 nm and less than 500 nm when viewed in a normal direction of the synthetic polymer film;a static contact angle of the surface with respect to hexadecane is not more than 51°;
the surface is treated with an oil, which contacts the plurality of first raised portions, and wherein a distance from a surface of the oil to tip ends of the plurality of first raised portions is not more than 10 ?m; and
the surface has a microbicidal effect, thereby reducing a number of microorganisms in the gas or liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,136,636

VITRIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A microfluidic device for the cryopreservation of a biological material, comprising:a cryoprotectant solution input;
a culture medium input;
a serpentine mixing channel in fluid communication with the cryoprotectant solution input and the culture medium input;
a housing chamber in fluid communication with the serpentine mixing channel;
a port coupled to the housing chamber and configured to provide access for loading and unloading of biological material into the housing chamber; and
a plurality of height-differential negative pressure holding channels each in fluid communication with the housing chamber, wherein the plurality of height-differential negative pressure holding channels is configured to maintain the biological material in the housing chamber when subjected to a constant volumetric flow of fluid of changing fluid density through the housing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,136,634

LADDER STAND MOBILITY

1. A kit of parts comprising: a wheel, a bracket, an axel and an axel retainer, the axel having a central diameter, a larger first end and a second end portion adapted to receive an axel retainer, the bracket having a U-shape so that the bracket comprises a pair of spaced apart legs each of which legs comprise an axel aperture therein, the wheel having a hub comprising an axel bore there through, the axel bore having a diameter and a length, the central diameter of the axel being smaller than the axel aperture in each leg of the U-shaped bracket and smaller than the diameter of the axel bore of the hub of the wheel, the portion of the axle having a central diameter having a length greater than the sum of the distance between the spaced apart legs of the bracket plus the length of the bore through the hub of the wheel, the axel having a first end diameter larger than the axel aperture in each leg of the U-shaped bracket so that when the U-shaped bracket is slipped over the rail of a ladder stand section near one end of the ladder stand section so that the second end of the axel is insertable through the axel apertures of the U-shaped bracket so that the wheel slides onto the axel with the second end of the axel extending from the hub of the wheel so that the axel retainer can be attached to the second end portion of the axel to retain the wheel on the axel.

US Pat. No. 10,136,630

HORSESHOE

Franz Koenig, Heiligenkr...

1. A horseshoe for hooves of riding animals, comprising a horseshoe-shaped base body having a running side facing ground in use and a hoof application side facing the hooves of the riding animals in use, and optionally at least one upstand fixed to the base body, and two rear end parts of the horseshoe, which are movably fixed to the base body via joint connections, the base body forming the running side of the horseshoe, and the movably fixed rear end parts forming parts of the hoof application side, wherein that the joint connections are movable relative to each other in a plane of the hoof application side of the horseshoe, and wherein the joint connections are each overlapped on an outer peripheral side of the horseshoe by an element exerting a restoring force onto the movably fixed rear end parts; wherein each of the joint connections is a pin penetrating a hole on the base body; and wherein the elements exerting a restoring force are leaf springs; and wherein the leaf springs are entirely located within a horizontal plane of the outer peripheral side of the horseshoe.

US Pat. No. 10,136,629

INLINE DEEP SEA FISHING TEASER APPARATUS

1. An inline deep sea fishing teaser apparatus, comprising:A) a winch assembly comprising first and second handle assemblies and a teaser line, said winch assembly further comprises a gear assembly allowing for a free spool mode for ease in deploying a teaser secured to said teaser line, said teaser line secured to said teaser which comprises at least one bait and/or teaser lure;
B) a holder assembly both attached to said winch assembly and being inserted into a fishing rod holder positioned on a stern or gunwale of a vessel;
C) a teaser assembly attached to said holder assembly and comprising a depth gauge having an indicator, said teaser assembly further comprises a pivot sleeve allowing said teaser assembly to track a direction of said teaser line as said vessel turns, extending from said pivot sleeve is a frame base, and extending from said frame base are first and second teaser frames, said indicator positioned on said pivot sleeve and said depth gauge is secured to said first teaser frame; and
D) a rod holder assembly both attached to said holder assembly and securing a fishing rod comprising fishing line that is approximately inline with said teaser line when both said fishing line and said teaser line are deployed while trolling.

US Pat. No. 10,136,628

FISHING LURE CONTAINMENT AND STORAGE APPARATUS

1. A fishing lure containment and storage apparatus for an umbrella rig, the apparatus comprising:a straight and rigid tubular main body having two open ends, a first of the two open ends being inwardly tapered, a second of the two open ends being outwardly flared, said apparatus having a hollow interior that is continuous between the two open ends; and
a curved slit extending continuously between the two open ends and communicating with the hollow interior;
wherein the second of the two open ends (18) terminates in a flared lip (34) that is configured to compress the umbrella rig as it is pulled into the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,136,627

FISHING LINE DEFLECTOR

1. A fishing line deflection pole comprising:a pole unit includes a clamp member, at least one pole member and a biasing extension, said clamp member includes a transducer guard and a pole receiver, said pole receiver extends upward from said transducer guard, at least one pole member is retained in said pole receiver, said biasing extension is retained on said pole receiver; and
a retention plate includes a pole opening formed through one end thereof, said pole opening is sized to slidably receive said at least one pole member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,626

HOOK CLASPS FOR FISHING LURES

1. A clasp for attaching fishing hooks thereto, comprising in combination: a clasp hook having an elongated member, the elongated member having a base end with a shaft extending therefrom which is attached to a support, and the elongated member having an opposite curved end having a tip, with an opening formed between the tip and the base end of the fixed elongated member; a spring catch formed from a single elongated member, the catch consisting of a pair of generally vertical members with an outwardly bent free end extending away from the support, the generally vertical members connected to parallel bent portions that connect to a pair of parallel stem portions, the parallel stem portions being generally perpendicular to the pair of parallel bent portions, the pair of parallel stem portions of the spring catch being attached to the support, the generally vertical members each having a longitudinal axis, wherein the outwardly bent free end is approximately 30 degrees to approximately 60 degrees to the longitudinal axis of each of the generally vertical members: and a fishing hook, wherein the free end of the spring catch is biased to close off the opening formed between the tip and the base end of the elongated member of the clasp hook, and the free end of the catch requires pressure to move the free end to an open position to allow for the fishing hook to be attached to the clasp hook and the spring catch.

US Pat. No. 10,136,624

FISHING ROD HANDLE

1. An attachable handle for fishing rods, comprising:a first clamp;
a second clamp;
a first stem portion extending upward perpendicular from the first clamp;
a second stem portion extending upward perpendicular from the second clamp, and in a top view the first stem portion of the first clamp and the second stem portion of the second clamp form a longitudinal center line between one another; and
an elongated bent member between an upper end of the first stem portion and an upper end of the second stem portion, the elongated bent member having a lower smooth contiguous edge between the first stem portion and the second stem portion, and the bent member having an upper smooth contiguous edge between the first stem portion and the second stem portion, the bent member continuously bending in one direction along a front side face between the first stem portion and the second stem portion, the bent member is bent sideways at a first angle to the perpendicular first stem portion and at a second angle to the perpendicular second stem portion so the bent member is not directly over the longitudinal center line formed between the first stem portion and the second stem portion, wherein the first clamp and the second clamp are attachable about an existing elongated handle on a fishing rod, wherein the bent member with the continuously bending front side face between the first stem portion and the second stem portion, is adaptable to allow a hand of a fisherman to have greater leverage and a comfortable fit when gripping the elongated handle on the fishing rod, and in the top view the first stem portion and the second stem portion overlap with the longitudinal center line between the first clamp and the second clamp, wherein the elongated bent member curves to one side away from the longitudinal center line.

US Pat. No. 10,136,623

RATTLING FISH HOOK

1. A fish hook, comprising:a) a shank, a bend, a point and a line connector, the shank having a length;
b) the shank having a shank chamber having a first diameter extending along a portion of the shank length, the shank having first and second solid non-chamber portions having a second diameter, the first diameter being larger than the second diameter, the shank chamber being both in line with and located between the first and second solid non-chamber portions, the shank chamber having opposing ends that are permanently sealed to create a watertight chamber, each of the opposing ends of the shank chamber being integral with a respective one of the first and second solid non-chamber portions and tapering toward the respective one of the first and second solid non-chamber portions; and
c) a rattle located in the shank chamber, the rattle is a metal cylindrical rod disposed within the shank chamber and configured to slide therein; and
wherein sound is created by the rattle within the shank chamber when an end of the rattle comes into contact with an inner surface of the shank chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,136,622

VORTEX NET CLEANER JETTER ASSEMBLY

1. An underwater net cleaning apparatus, comprised of:a manifold having an inlet end through which pressurized water enters, an outlet end, and a plurality of discharge apertures through which said pressurized water exits;
a plate assembly which includes at least one plate fixedly attached at a point proximate to said outlet end, wherein said plate assembly has a plate assembly perimeter defined by the largest circumference of said at least one plate;
a plurality of spray bars wherein each of said spray bars is comprised of a segment perpendicular to said manifold and a segment positioned at an angle to said manifold to form a bent spray bar;
wherein each of said spray bars is fixedly attached to said manifold and operatively coupled with one of said discharge apertures, wherein said plurality of spray bars discharge water at an angle when pressurized water exits said discharge apertures to create a torque force, causing said manifold to rotate at a rotational speed and around a rotational axis, causing said plate assembly and said spray bars to rotate at substantially the same rotational speed and around substantially the same rotational axis as said manifold;
wherein said plurality of said spray bars have a spray bar perimeter representing an area defined by the ends of said spray bars that are farthest from said manifold and wherein said spray bar perimeter is approximately equal to said plate assembly perimeter; and
a deflection shroud which deflects water discharged from said spray bars to propel said underwater net cleaning apparatus without the use of propulsion jets or electrical power, wherein said deflection shroud is fixedly attached to a shroud frame and wherein said shroud frame rotates independently of said manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,136,618

WIRELESS ANIMAL TRAINING, MONITORING AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM

1. A system for training an animal comprising:at least two animal worn devices each comprising:
a housing;
a processor;
a battery;
one or more outputs to apply a stimulus to an animal; and
a transceiver for pairing the animal worn devices with a wireless mobile device via a two-way low enemy communications protocol; and
a preprogrammed application to run on the mobile device;
wherein identifying information sent from the at least two transceivers is detected at the mobile device and associated information is displayed at the mobile device; and
wherein a user operating the mobile device can select which detected animal worn device is paired with the mobile device for applying the stimulus to the animal.

US Pat. No. 10,136,616

FEED WAGON

LELY PATENT N.V., Maassl...

1. A livestock feed wagon, comprising:a movable frame;
a feed container fitted on the frame for accommodating animal feed; and
a movable arm construction having an operable gripper fitted thereto for grabbing an amount of animal feed,
wherein the arm construction is configured in such a way that the arm construction can only pivot the gripper in one, substantially vertical, plane from a first position for grabbing animal feed next to the livestock feed wagon to a second position for releasing the animal feed above the feed container,
wherein the gripper comprises a gripper-displacement device configured to move the gripper at right angles to at least one arm of the arm construction, and
wherein the gripper-displacement device comprises a movable trolley which can run on a rail.

US Pat. No. 10,136,614

CUSHIONING DEVICE FOR LARGE ANIMALS

CGW CANADA INC., Drayton...

1. A large animal cushioning device, the large animal cushioning device comprising:a drop stitch structure,
a chamber filled with an amount of a filling material that exerts an installation pressure inside the chamber, the filling material being a mixture of a gaseous compound and a gelatinous material, and
a gas supply reservoir in fluid connection with the chamber of the cushioning device that supplies the gaseous compound to the chamber, the gas supply reservoir configured for maintaining the installation pressure inside the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,136,613

ANIMAL LITTER CONTAINER ENCLOSURE SYSTEM

1. An animal litter container enclosure system, comprising:a substantially rectangular housing formed substantially of sheet metal and including a back, a front, an access aperture in the back, mounting means for mounting the back against a wall, a drawer aperture in the front, an interior, and a screen aperture;
a fire damper including a heat activated heat link mounted in the interior the behind the screen aperture;
a drawer slidingly connected to the housing to move between an open position and a closed position; the drawer formed substantially of sheet metal; the drawer including a drawer tray configured to support a litter container, and a drawer front; and
wherein when the drawer is in the open position, the litter container may be removed, inserted, and/or cleaned; and
wherein when the drawer is in the closed position the litter container is completely enclosed by the housing, the drawer front, and the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,136,611

THREADED GEAR ASSEMBLY AND A HAND-HELD APPLICATOR TO CLEAN TEATS OF A MILK-PRODUCING ANIMAL

ALPHA TECHNOLOGY U.S.A. C...

1. A hand-held applicator of a system for cleaning teats of a milk-producing animal, said hand-held applicator comprising:a housing having an internal volume within which a plurality of brushes are positioned for engaging a teat of the milk-producing animal having been inserted in the volume for cleaning;
a gear assembly including a plurality of gears, each gear comprising:
a disk-shaped member having a first side, a second side and a perimeter;
a plurality of radiating teeth circumferentially arranged and integrated with the perimeter of the disk-shaped member, each of the plurality of gears being in drive communication with an adjacent gear;
a collar on the first side of the disk and centered thereon;
a bore hole in the collar and the bore hole includes internal threading along a surface within the collar and the bore hole does not extend through the second side of the disk-shaped member, and wherein each gear is operatively connected to a respective brush; and,
each brush comprising a shaft portion with external threading corresponding to the internal threading of a corresponding gear.

US Pat. No. 10,136,593

HYDROPONIC ROOF GUTTER SYSTEM

1. An apparatus for drainage and hydroponic growth, comprising; a conduit, said conduit being placed around at least a portion of a perimeter of a roof of a structure, said conduit having a rectangular or semi-circular cross section and is made from metal or plastic, said conduit having a first edge and an opposed second edge and a top connected to said first edge and extending in a direction of said second edge and terminating in a free distal end; a plurality of holes in said top lid, each respective one of said holes having a plant supporting module configured to receive a plant therein; said conduit further having a discharge outlet pipe extending through a bottom of said conduit and having an end terminating within said conduit, said conduit configured to retain a pre-determined volume of water; said conduit further comprising a water pump, a supplemental nutrient supply and a water heater therein, said water heater configured to be submerged in said pre-determined volume of water.

US Pat. No. 10,136,591

AUTOMATIC LEVELLING OF A FELLER HEAD

1. A method for lateral levelling of a timber working head at a forestry machine, wherein the forestry machine comprises a chassis with a driver's cabin and an arm to which the working head is fixed and allows rotation, the working head comprising levelling equipment and a regulator for control and regulation of a lateral angle of the working head relative to a vertical direction, the method comprising:a) recording a lateral position in the vertical direction, and a zero position corresponding to a vertical plane in the vertical direction, of the working head;
b) bringing the working head out of the zero position;
c) recording, by the levelling equipment, a deviation of the working head from the zero position, the deviation corresponding to the lateral angle defined between a longitudinal direction of the working head and the vertical plane when the working head tilts laterally away from the vertical plane in a direction that is transverse to a horizontal direction extending through the arm;
d) generating, by the levelling equipment, a deviation signal;
e) transmitting the deviation signal to a signal processor and receiving, by the signal processor, the deviation signal;
f) defining, by the signal processor, the deviation from the zero position;
g) transmitting, by the signal processor, a correction signal to a computer of a hydraulic system at the forestry machine; and
h) maneuvering, by the regulator, the working head to the zero position.

US Pat. No. 10,136,590

TREE, STUMP AND POST PULLER

1. An apparatus for pulling trees or stumps from the ground comprising:a frame assembly having a base frame and a lifting frame, said base frame having a substantially parallel pair of guide channels, said lifting frame having a transverse crossbar, a cross beam, and a substantially parallel pair of guide rails confined to translation along said guide channels;
a mobile carrier for supporting and positioning said frame assembly adjacent to a tree or stump;
a first lifting cylinder secured to said base frame and to said lifting frame for translating said guide rails along said guide channels, said first cylinder being powered by a fluid pressure system and adapted to lift said trees or stumps from said ground;
second and third cylinder having respective top ends pivotally secured to said transverse crossbar of said lifting frame and having respective bottom ends pivotally attached to respective gripping claws, said second and third cylinder being powered by said fluid pressure system and adapted to provide an upward angle force for gripping said tree or stump by;
said respective gripping claws pivotally secured to said cross beam of said lifting frame, respective axes of said gripping claws aligned substantially normal to a translation plane of said guide rails; said gripping claws secured to said cross beam for pivotal movement thereabout to be driven in respectively opposite pivotal directions by said second and third cylinder; and
wherein said fluid pressure system includes fluid pressure controls for selecting a translation direction of said first cylinder and adapted to independently, apply continuous fluid pressure to one or both of said second and third cylinder for independently pivoting one or both of said gripping claws at an upward angle against and penetrating a tree or stump for extraction from the ground by translation of said first cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,136,589

DEVICE FOR FASTENING AND ADJUSTING THE CARRYING WIRES ON A ROW OF PLANTS

1. Device for fastening and adjusting carrying wires on a row of plants, the device comprising for each row a pair of head poles and a plurality of intermediate poles, the carrying wires that are fixed or movable and movable containment wires being tensioned between the pair of head poles and the plurality of intermediate poles, said containment wires and said carrying wires being movable in a vertical direction, wherein each head pole is embedded in the ground in a vertical position and is associated to an additional pole planted in the vertical position such that each head pole extends parallel to the additional pole by means of a first structural element, positioned at top ends of said head pole and of the additional pole, so as to form a rigid structure that withstands a tension of the wires of the row of plants, said head pole and said additional pole having either an open or closed cross section that is cylindrical or polygonal, each additional pole also forming a guide for shifting means to move vertically along an outer surface of an outermost side of the additional pole, the outermost side being outermost in a direction facing away from the head pole, wherein said containment wires are connected to the shifting means, and the guide is aligned along the direction of the row of plants.

US Pat. No. 10,136,588

PLANT TREATMENT MATERIAL

NINE IP LIMITED, (NZ)

1. A reflective woven ground cover sheet material woven from warp and weft tapes, the material comprising longitudinally extending opposite side margins and a longitudinally extending center section between the longitudinally extending side margins of the material, in which the width of all of the warp tapes is reduced in the longitudinally extending opposite side margins of the material relative to the width of warp tapes in the longitudinally extending center section of the material, and in which said longitudinally extending opposite side margins of the sheet material have a lower porosity than said longitudinally extending center section between said side margins of the material, and which the material is reflective of at least 50% of visible light on at least one side of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,136,587

AGRICULTURAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. Agricultural apparatus comprising:multiple vertical poles;
a bracket comprising first and second arms attached to each vertical pole, wherein, in a top view, the first and second arms diverge from each other starting from the vertical pole and extend to respective first and second distal ends for holding respective first and second suspension elements on opposite sides of a top opening of a plant growing container; and
an irrigation reservoir attached to a top end of each vertical pole;
wherein the reservoir provides time-release gravity-feed irrigation to multiple heights on the pole via irrigation lines comprising outlets with differential metering per height that compensates for different water pressures at different heights on the pole;
wherein each pole or each subset of the multiple poles is suspended from a movable conveyance of a conveyor system that moves the poles between a lower growing area, an upper growing area disposed above the lower growing area, and a workstation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,586

SEEDBED HOLDING UNIT

TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO., O...

1. A seedbed holding unit that holds a seedbed used in plant cultivation, the seedbed holding unit comprising:a first holding member and a second holding member that are rotatable relative to each other about a predetermined rotation axis, wherein
the first holding member is provided with a first claw part in a fixed state,
the second holding member is provided with a second claw part in a fixed state, and
the seedbed is held between the first claw part and the second claw part by rotating the first holding member and the second holding member relative to each other, wherein
the second holding member has a pipe part, and
the first holding member has a shaft part that extends along the rotation axis and is inserted into the pipe part.

US Pat. No. 10,136,585

IN-GROUND SEED STARTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A method of planting at least one seed consisting of:providing a seed starting apparatus comprising:
a circular retainment vessel having an open top end and an open bottom end;
a slit disposed in proximity to a first end of the circular retainment vessel;
a tab disposed on a second end of the circular retainment vessel, the tab being configured to engage and be retained by the slit,
wherein the tab has a neck and a head, with the head having a width that is greater in length than a length of the slit; and
at least one removable tab extending above the open top end of the circular retainment vessel,
wherein the at least one removable tab has perforations located along a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge of the at least one removable tab, and
wherein the at least one removable tab is wider at the open top end than at the open bottom end;
deforming the tab;
inserting the tab, while deformed, through the slit;
releasing the tab to secure a position of the tab relative to the slit;
positioning the seed starting apparatus in a seed growing location;
filling the seed starting apparatus with a growing medium,
wherein a composition of the growing medium is distinct from a composition of a medium present in the seed growing location, and
wherein a top surface of the growing medium is below that of the open top end of the circular retainment vessel;
positioning the at least one seed into the growing medium;
removing, by a user, the at least one removable tab from the seed starting apparatus by grasping a portion of the at least one removable tab extending above the open top end of the circular retainment vessel and pulling the at least one removable tab downwards towards the bottom open end of the circular retainment vessel,
wherein the at least one removable tab is removed after the seed starting apparatus has been positioned in the seed growing location, and
vertically positioning the at least one removable tab in proximity to at least one plant emanating from the at least one seed for a duration of a life cycle of the at least one plant,
wherein the at least one removable tab is positioned with a tapered end of the at least one removable tab inserted in the seed growing location in proximity to the at least one plant and with a portion of the at least one removable tab being positioned above a top surface of the seed growing location.

US Pat. No. 10,136,584

DUAL RECIPROCATING BLADE LANDSCAPE SAW WITH ENHANCED DURABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

1. A dual reciprocating blade landscape saw with enhanced performance and reduced vibrations when in use, the landscape saw operably connected to a rotatable shaft of an input device, the landscape saw comprising;a worm assembly comprising a lower housing and a worm disposed therein, the worm operably connected to the rotatable shaft of the input device and comprising a spiral thread;
a worm gear assembly operably connected to the worm assembly and comprising an upper housing and a worm gear disposed therein, the worm gear comprising a disk comprising a cutout and a plurality of outer teeth engaged with the spiral thread of the worm, the cutout comprising a pair of flared portions that extend from a central portion of the worm gear to an edge of the worm gear to reduce rotational mass; and
a pair of blades coupled to opposing sides of the worm gear, wherein the rotatable shaft of the input device is configured to drive the worm of the worm assembly, wherein rotational motion of the worm transfers to the worm gear to permit the pair of blades coupled thereon to move linearly in a reciprocating sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,136,583

GEARED HAND TOOL

Fiskars Brands, Inc., Mi...

1. A one-hand operated tool, comprising:a first jaw;
a second jaw rotatably coupled to the first jaw at a first pivot connection, the second jaw having a first set of projections, a support surface disposed between a pair of adjacent projections in the first set of projections, and a first bearing surface, wherein the first bearing surface has a first curvature, and wherein the first bearing surface is interconnected to the support surface such that the first bearing surface is positioned beyond a tip of a projection in the pair of adjacent of projections;
a lever coupled to the first jaw, the lever including a second set of projections and a second bearing surface, the second bearing surface having a second curvature;
a latch extending outward from the second set of projections of the lever; and
a lock lever coupled to the second jaw, wherein the lock lever is configured to move into engagement with the latch to lock the second jaw to the lever;
wherein the first and second jaws are movable between a full open position and a full close position, and wherein during movement of the first and second jaws from the full open position to the full close position, the first and second sets of projections are at least partially engaged and the first and second bearing surfaces are in rolling contact.

US Pat. No. 10,136,582

BALE LOADING TRAILER WITH AUTOMATIC BALE MOVEMENT

Highline Manufacturing Li...

1. A bale loading trailer apparatus for loading cylindrical bales, the apparatus comprising:a bale supporting frame mounted on wheels, with a hitch at a front end thereof adapted for connection to a towing vehicle;
a fork assembly pivotally mounted beside a front end of the bale supporting frame and configured to engage a bale resting on a ground surface when in a lowered position, and to disengage the bale when the fork assembly is in a raised position such that the bale moves onto the front end of the bale supporting frame;
a hydraulic cylinder operative to move the fork assembly between the lowered position and the raised position;
a conveyor chain assembly extending along substantially a length of the bale supporting frame, and configured such that loaded bales rest on the conveyor chain assembly, and move along the bale supporting frame in concert with the conveyor chain assembly;
a hydraulic motor drive operative to move the conveyor chain assembly;
a hydraulic valve circuit connecting the hydraulic cylinder and the hydraulic motor drive to a hydraulic fluid source, wherein the hydraulic fluid source is operative to direct pressurized hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic valve circuit in either a lowering direction or an opposite raising direction;
wherein the hydraulic fluid source is operative to direct pressurized hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic valve circuit in the lowering direction to move the fork assembly from the raised position to the lowered position and the hydraulic valve circuit is configured such that as the fork assembly moves from the raised position to the lowered position, hydraulic fluid flows from the hydraulic cylinder through the hydraulic motor drive and causes the conveyor chain assembly to move a cycle distance in a rearward direction, and the hydraulic fluid source is operative to direct pressurized hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic valve circuit in the raising direction to move the fork assembly from the lowered position to the raised position and the hydraulic valve circuit is configured such that as the fork assembly moves from the lowered position to the raised position, hydraulic fluid flows from the hydraulic cylinder back to the hydraulic fluid source bypassing the hydraulic motor drive and the conveyor chain assembly remains substantially stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,136,581

MID-SIZE OR BIG BALE STACK BED WAGON AND BALE LOADER ARM ASSEMBLY

1. A mid-size or big bale stack bed wagon comprising:A. a lower support frame assembly comprising:
a flotation tire wheel and axle assembly having attached at least two flotation tires, a longitudinal right main rail spaced from a longitudinal left main rail, said main rails transversely attached to and supported by said axle assembly, a main rail actuator ear attached to a forward portion of said right main rail between said main rails;
a front cross open frame transversely attached to and bridging between the forward ends of said main rails, said front cross open frame comprising: an upper cross frame rail spaced from a lower cross frame rail, said frame rails attached to and bridging between the respective upper ends and lower ends of both a right cross frame post and a left cross frame post, said frame posts spaced one from the other, an upper cross frame pad spaced from a lower cross frame pad, said frame pads made from a low friction UHMW plastic sheet material attached to facing portions of said upper cross frame rail and said lower cross frame rail;
a plurality of lower support cross members behind said cross frame distributed and transversely attached to and between said main rails;
a plurality of loader arm assembly mounting flanges attached to selected upper outer forward portions of said main rails;
two spaced pairs of stack bed assembly mounting pivot ears attached to outer rear portions of said main rails;
a longitudinal wagon draw bar having a draw bar actuator ear attached to a forward portion of said draw bar, said draw bar slidingly received between said frame rails and closely adjacent and between said frame pads and pivotally mounted between said main rails and to a draw bar mount that is attached to a forward middle portion of the first said lower support cross member behind said cross frame;
a wagon hitch attached to the distal forward end of said draw bar for attaching said wagon to a prime mover;
a draw bar angle adjustment actuator operatively attached to and between said main rail actuator ear and said draw bar actuator ear, said angle adjustment actuator to selectively rotate said draw bar in a horizontal plane;
a reverse L-shaped picked-up bale support having a longitudinal leg portion attached to a forward upper portion of said left main rail and having a transverse leg portion attached to a forward upper portion of said right main rail;
a pair of spaced stack bed main actuator mounting ears attached to said axle assembly;
a pair of spaced stack bed main actuators pivotally attached to said main actuator mounting ears;
B. a bale loader arm assembly attached to said lower support frame assembly, said bale loader arm assembly comprising:
a main longitudinal loader rail at its front end having an arm assembly mounting bracket attached and said mounting bracket attached to said upper cross frame rail, and said longitudinal loader rail attached to a rear loader cross rail having an arm rotation actuator mounting ear attached at the right end of said cross rail;
a front cross pivot support rail spaced forward from the right end of said cross rail, said pivot support rail having a coped rail end away from said longitudinal loader rail;
a loader diagonal rail attached to and between said cross rail and said pivot support rail;
a plurality of arm assembly mounting brackets selectively distributed and attached to lower outer surfaces of said loader arm assembly and cooperatively connected to said arm assembly mounting flanges of said lower support frame assembly;
a loader arm pivot shaft lower sleeve attached to said coped rail end, said lower sleeve oriented at 45 degrees from the rear to the front of said sleeve and angled from right to left toward the longitudinal center axis of said wagon and oriented down 35 degrees from the general horizontal plane of the wagon from the rear upper end to the front lower end of said sleeve;
two loader arm pivot shaft bearings are inserted and retained in said lower sleeve, and said lower sleeve and said bearings sized to closely receive and retain a coaxial loader arm pivot shaft inserted and retained in said lower sleeve and said bearings;
a shaft retention cap to secure the lower end of said lower sleeve to retain said pivot shaft within said lower sleeve, said retention cap attached to said pivot shaft by a coaxial shaft retention bolt;
a loader arm pivot shaft upper sleeve coaxial to and diagonally above and rearward from said lower sleeve, said upper sleeve sized to closely receive and retain an inserted coaxial upper portion of said pivot shaft, said upper sleeve attached to said upper portion of said pivot shaft;
a pair of loader arm rotation actuator sleeve mounting ears attached to an outer portion of said upper sleeve;
a loader arm rotation actuator operatively attached to and between said rotation actuator mounting ear and said sleeve mounting ears;
a loader arm vertical post having a vertical post pivot shaft bore sized to receive and retain an upper portion of said upper sleeve, said vertical post depending generally downward, said vertical post attached to said upper sleeve with said upper sleeve inserted into said pivot shaft bore that angles diagonally at 45 degrees across the post and 35 degrees down from horizontal to the sleeve center axis, said bore located towards the upper end of said vertical post;
a clamping arm connecting assembly attached to the bottom end of said vertical post and said connecting assembly extending outward away from said post;
an inwardly disposed inner bale clamping arm spaced from a pivoting outer bale clamping arm said clamping arms attached to opposite ends of said connecting assembly; and
a clamping arm actuator operatively attached to and between said connecting assembly and said pivoting outer bale clamping arm;
C. a stack bed assembly comprising:
two spaced longitudinal outer bale support rails;
two longitudinal front inner support rails spaced between forward portions of said outer bale support rails;
a stack bed front cross beam attached to and across the front ends of said outer bale support rails and said front inner support rails;
a plurality of stack bed cross members attached to and between said support rails;
a stack bed intermediate cross beam attached to and across the rear ends of said outer bale support rails and said front inner support rails;
a stack bed rear cross beam attached across the rear ends of said outer bale support rails;
two spaced longitudinal rear inner support members inside said outer bale support rails attached to and between said stack bed rear cross member and said stack bed intermediate cross beam;
a pair of spaced stack bed mounting pivot ears attached to said stack bed intermediate cross beam;
two stack bed mounting pivot pins inserted and retained in cooperating said stack bed assembly mounting pivot ears and said stack bed mounting pivot ears to pivotably join said lower support frame to said stack bed assembly;
two generally L-shaped stack bed rear bale retention forks attached to selected portions of the rear portions of said bale support rails with each fork having the upper leg extending above the horizontal plane of said bale support rails, having the lower leg extending forward of the upper leg, and each fork having a fork pivot dowel attached transversely across the distal end of the lower leg of the L-shape with said dowel extending beyond the transverse profile of the lower leg to engage and be moveably retained within a fork retention means;
a fork hold-down crook attached to the lower surface of each said fork to moveably interact with a retention bar transversely attached to said stack bed rear cross member;
two main actuator mounting cross members attached to and between respectively one of said outer bale support rails and the respective facing said front inner support rails;
two pairs of spaced stack bed elevating ears attached to selected lower portions of said actuator mounting cross members and said elevating ears pivotably attached to the distal ends of said main actuators;
a pushback actuator mounting cross member spaced rearward from said stack bed front cross beam and attached to and between said left outer bale support rail and the adjacent facing front inner support rail;
a pushback pivot ear attached to a selected lower portion of said pushback actuator mounting cross member; and
one or more central upper bed skin panels attached to upper surfaces of said support rails; and
D. a bale pushback and stack clamping assembly comprising:
a pushback pivot mounting sleeve attached to and spaced from and below a left portion of said stack bed front cross beam;
said pivot mounting sleeve sized to rotatably receive and retain coaxially a pair of pushback pivot shaft bearings and a pushback pivot shaft having a rotational axis transverse to the longitudinal axis of said bale support rails;
one or more pushback pivot arms attached at their lower ends to said pushback pivot shaft;
a pushback actuator mounting ear attached to one of said pushback arms;
a bale pushback cross member attached to said pushback arms spaced forward and above said pushback pivot shaft;
a pushback actuator operatively attached between said pushback assembly pivot ear and said pushback actuator mounting ear;
a pushback shaft retention cap; and a pivot shaft retention bolt to rotatably secure said pushback pivot shaft within said pushback pivot mounting sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,136,580

FORWARD SUPPORT ROTATING ASSEMBLY FOR A SNAPPING ROLL OF A SNAPPING UNIT OF A COMBINE HARVESTING MACHINE

CAPELLO S.R.L., Cuneo (I...

1. A forward support rotating assembly (11) for a snapping roll (13) of a snapping unit (23) of a combine harvesting machine, comprising:a frontally open axial seat (15) provided in the snapping roll (13) and having an inner circumferential abutment edge (17);
a cylindrical support pin (19) extending axially in the seat (15) and being integral with a support bracket (21) for fixing the assembly (11) to a snapping unit (23);
a sliding element (25) interposed between the support pin (19) and the seat (15);
an elastic annular seal (35) between the cylindrical support pin (19) and an inner wall (27) of the seat (15), the elastic annular seal (35) being a double-lip gasket having a U-shaped cross-section in which there are defined an outer annular portion (35a), an inner annular portion (35b) having a double lip (35c,35d) and extending radially toward the inside, and a transverse connecting portion (35e) between the outer portion (35a) and the inner portion (35b); and
a labyrinth seal element (37) comprising a cylindrical ferrule (39), which has a labyrinth cross-section and in which there is defined an inner annular seat (39a), and an annular packing seal (41) received in the annular seat (39a) and radially contacting the outer surface (29) of the cylindrical support pin (19), wherein the labyrinth seal element (37) frontally seals the seat (15) with respect to the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,136,579

MOWER FOR ATTACHMENT TO AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

David D. Button, Great B...

1. A mower for attachment to an agricultural vehicle, the mower comprising:(a) an “E” bracket, the “E” bracket comprising a column, a lower arm, an upper arm, and at least a first medial arm, wherein each of the “E” bracket's arms has a proximal end fixedly attached to the “E” bracket's column, and wherein each of the “E” bracket's arms is adapted for plant cutting and comprises a downwardly opening housing having a forward end;
(b) mounting means fixedly attached to the “E” bracket's column, said means being adapted for extending the “E” bracket from the agricultural vehicle;
(c) a plurality of horizontally orbiting blades, each such blade being mounted operatively at the forward end of one of the downwardly opening housings; and
(d) a plurality of rotary drive motors, each rotary drive motor being mounted operatively for turning one of the horizontally orbiting blades, wherein the plurality of rotary blades further comprises vertically orbiting blades, each vertically orbiting blade being positioned at the rearward end of one of the downwardly opening housings.

US Pat. No. 10,136,578

OSCILLATING SPREADING ARRANGEMENT FOR A COMBINE HARVESTER

Rekordeverken Sweden AB, ...

1. A spreading arrangement adapted to be arranged after a straw chopper of a combine harvester, said spreading arrangement comprising:two spreader fans;
a spreading assembly,
including two spreading surfaces and two shafts, wherein the two spreading surfaces are arranged to swing in tandem, wherein one of the two spreading surfaces is pivotally suspended about one of the two shafts, and wherein the other spreading surface is pivotally suspended about the other shaft,
said spreading assembly is disposed downstream of said two spreader fans such that the spreading assembly controls the spreading of straws after the straws have left the two spreader fans, and
said spreading assembly moves in an oscillating frequency so as to spread at least a part of the chopped straws at suitable frequency, wherein said two spreader fans are positioned at a level vertically above and downstream from an outlet of said straw chopper to allow chopped straw to be received by said two spreader fans from a bottom side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,136,576

NAVIGATION FOR A ROBOTIC WORKING TOOL

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A robotic work tool system comprising:a robotic work tool, said robotic work tool comprising:
an electric motor powered by a battery and configured to drive a blade for lawn mowing;
a position determining device for determining a current position of the robotic work tool,
a controller configured to determine a mowing pattern based on the current position of the robotic work tool and configured to control movement of the robotic work tool to execute the mowing pattern;
a deduced reckoning navigation sensor,
wherein the controller is configured to determine that the current position is reliable based on a number of signals received by the position determining device, and, in response to determining that the current position is reliable, determine, via the controller, a calibrated interpretation of signals received from the deduced reckoning navigation sensor based on a position provided by the position determining device.

US Pat. No. 10,136,571

LAND CULTIVATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING HIGH-PRESSURE FLUID JET CUTTING TECHNIQUES

Flow International Corpor...

1. A high-pressure fluid jet system to assist with cultivating land having soil underlying stubble residues, the system comprising:a mobile unit;
a traveler arrangement operably coupled to the mobile unit to ride on the surface of the stubble residues as the mobile unit moves across the land;
a fluid reservoir;
a pump coupled to the fluid reservoir and operable to selectively provide a source of high-pressure fluid;
a fluid jet cutting head coupled to the traveler arrangement and configured to receive high-pressure fluid from the pump, and being operable to selectively discharge a high-pressure fluid jet to make a cut through the stubble residues and the underlying soil as the mobile unit moves across the land during operation;
a soil opening device including a tine member coupled to the traveler arrangement aft of the fluid jet cutting head to form a furrow in the ground in line with the cut made by the high-pressure fluid jet discharged from the fluid jet cutting head during operation;
a liquid injector nozzle coupled to the traveler arrangement separate from the fluid jet cutting head and arranged to discharge at least one of an insecticide, a wetter, a fungicide, an herbicide and a fertilizer as the mobile unit moves across the land during operation,
a drive motor operably coupled to the tine member for adjusting a depth of soil engagement of the tine member; and
a controller in communication with the drive motor for controlling the depth of soil engagement of the tine member.
US Pat. No. 10,137,199

THIOLATED HYALURONAN-BASED HYDROGELS CROSS-LINKED USING OXIDIZED GLUTATHIONE

BioTime, Inc., Alameda, ...

1. A method of making a hydrogel, the method comprising: 1) reacting a first thiolated polymer with GSSG; and 2) adding a second thiolated polymer to the reaction, thereby forming a hydrogel comprising the first and second thiolated polymers, wherein GSSG is not crosslinked to a polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,138,282

PEPTIDE ANTAGONIST OF LL-37

Indiana University Resear...

1. A composition comprising a peptide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 (LL-29), SEQ ID NO: 2 (Peptide A), SEQ ID NO: 3 (LL8-37), SEQ ID NO: 22 (pig Proadrenomedullin Peptide (PAMP)-37), SEQ ID NO: 23 (sheep Myeloid Antimicrobial Peptide (SMAP)-29) and SEQ ID NO: 24 (rabbit Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide (CAP)-18), and an antibiotic, wherein the antibiotic is not attached to the peptide, and wherein the antibiotic is doxorubicin, kanamycin, or trimethoprim.
US Pat. No. 10,138,297

ANTIBODY NEUTRALIZERS OF HUMAN GRANULOCYTE MACROPHAGE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR

AMGEN RESEARCH (MUNICH) G...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disease, comprising administering an effective dose of a human monoclonal antibody or fragment thereof which specifically binds to and neutralizes primate GM-CSF, wherein the antibody or fragment thereof comprises in its light chain variable region a CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 16, a CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 17 and a CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 18; and comprising in its heavy chain variable region a CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 14, a CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 15 and a CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in any of SEQ ID NOS: 1-13 or 56, wherein the inflammatory disease is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), asthma, or multiple sclerosis (MS).
US Pat. No. 10,138,350

AQUEOUS EMULSION OF DIALKYL PEROXIDE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. Aqueous emulsion of dialkyl peroxide consisting of:at least one dialkyl peroxide in liquid form at room temperature, representing between 10% and 75% by weight of the emulsion,
at least one emulsifier representing from 0.01% to 10% by weight of the emulsion,
optionally, at least one antifreeze,
optionally at least one functional additive,
water, the amount of which is determined so as to form the rest of said emulsion (100%),
wherein the emulsifier is a polyethoxylated nonionic surfactant chosen from the group consisting of ethoxylated carboxylic acid esters, ethoxylated amides, ethoxylated fatty amines, ethoxylated, hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated, plant or animal oils, ethoxylated sorbitan esters, ethoxylated glycerol esters, and combinations thereof, optionally in combination with at least an unethoxylated sorbitan ester, and
wherein the overall HLB (hydrophilic-lipophilic balance) of the emulsifier is between 5 and 12.
US Pat. No. 10,139,395

METHOD FOR ACTIVATION OF HELPER T CELL AND COMPOSITION FOR USE IN THE METHOD

International Institute o...

1. A method for activating a helper T cell, comprising contacting an antigen-presenting cell with a WT1 peptide, and thereby activating the helper T cell, wherein:(a) the WT1 peptide has an ability to bind to an HLA-DRB1*1501 molecule, HLA-DPB1*0901 molecule, and HLA-DPB1*0501 molecule, and wherein the WT1 peptide is
a peptide consisting of amino acid sequence: Lys Arg Tyr Phe Lys Leu Ser His Leu Gln Met His Ser Arg Lys His (SEQ ID NO: 2); and
(b) the antigen-presenting cell is positive for at least one molecule chosen from HLA-DRB1*1501, HLA-DPB1*0901, and HLA-DPB1*0501; and
(c) the helper T cell expresses a TCR-CD3 complex that recognizes a complex of a WT1 peptide and an HLA-molecule chosen from HLA-DRB1*1501, HLA-DPB1*0901, and HLA-DPB1*0501.
US Pat. No. 10,138,389

AQUEOUS REACTION LIQUID COMPOSITION, INK SET COMPRISING SUCH AQUEOUS REACTION LIQUID COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PRINTING USING SUCH AQUEOUS REACTION LIQUID COMPOSITION

1. An aqueous reaction liquid composition, comprising:a metal salt;
a first surfactant being an amphoteric surfactant; and
a second surfactant being a non-ionic surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,136,597

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH288975

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH288975, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV753235 with a second plant of variety CV747050, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV753235 and CV747050 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124506 and PTA-123816, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,139,414

TN-MUC4 BINDING POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF

GO THERAPEUTICS, INC., C...

1. A Tn-MUC4 binding polypeptide comprising the six complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of the monoclonal antibody produced by the cell line 6E3 deposited with the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) under accession number 09120103.
US Pat. No. 10,136,598

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH887497

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH887497, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV752112 with a second plant of variety CV093813, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV752112 and CV093813 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124504 and PTA-123818, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,136,599

COTTON VARIETY 15R535B2XF

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of cotton variety 15R535B2XF, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125091.
US Pat. No. 10,136,600

WHEAT CULTIVAR FA9S10-0038R

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar FA9S10-0038R, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124240.
US Pat. No. 10,137,112

METHODS FOR TREATING HYPERURICEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH GOUT USING HALOFENATE OR HALOFENIC ACID AND A SECOND URATE-LOWERING AGENT

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for reducing the number, duration, frequency, or intensity of gout flares in a subject, comprising concomitant administration to the subject of a therapeutically effective amount of:(a) a first urate-lowering agent that is (?)-halofenate, or (?)-halofenic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, substantially free from its (+)-enantiomer; and
(b) a second urate-lowering agent that is febuxostat.
US Pat. No. 10,136,601

WHEAT CULTIVAR Y9A12-0004

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar Y9A12-0004, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124243.
US Pat. No. 10,137,113

5-HT4 RECEPTOR AGONIST AS A PROKINETIC AGENT

RaQualia Pharma Inc., Ai...

1. A method for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases characterized by decreased upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility and decreased lower GI motility by stimulating the upper and lower GI motilities, which comprises administering to an animal subject including a mammalian subject in need thereof 4-{[4-({[4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl]oxy}methyl)piperidin-1-yl]methyl}tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount which is therapeutically effective to stimulate both upper and lower GI motilities at the same dose of about 0.005 to 50 mg per day/60 kg weight of the subject being treated.
US Pat. No. 10,136,602

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068087

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068087, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124836.
US Pat. No. 10,137,114

RIFAXIMIN READY-TO-USE SUSPENSION

LUPIN LIMITED, (IN)

1. A process for preparing a stable, taste-masked, ready-to-use suspension of rifaximin wherein the said process comprises the steps of dispersing rifaximin in a suspension base comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable additive(s) and further milling the suspension to obtain a homogenously dispersed rifaximin suspension; wherein the suspension has a viscosity from about 20Cps to about 200 Cps and is stable for 90 days under conditions of 40° C. and 75% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,138,395

ABRASIVE PARTICLE-DISPERSION LAYER COMPOSITE AND POLISHING SLURRY COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

KCTECH CO., LTD., Anseon...

1. An abrasive particle-dispersion layer composite comprising:abrasive particles;
a first dispersant being at least one anionic compound selected from the group consisting of a copolymer with a functional group of a resonance structure, a carboxyl group-containing polymer and a carboxyl group-containing organic acid;
a second dispersant being at least one cationic compound selected from the group consisting of an amino acid, an organic acid, polyalkylene glycol and a high-molecular polysaccharide coupled to a glucosamine compound; and
a third dispersant being a cationic polymer comprising at least two ionized cations in a molecular formula.
US Pat. No. 10,136,603

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067535

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067535, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124908.
US Pat. No. 10,139,420

METHODS FOR TREATING VASO-OCCLUSIVE CRISIS USING NON-MODIFIED ANNEXIN V

ISNERM (Institut National...

1. A method for preventing or treating a vaso-occlusive crisis in a patient suffering from sickle cell disease comprising the step of administering to said patient a non-modified annexin V.
US Pat. No. 10,136,604

MAIZE INBRED PH42YN

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH42YN, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124769.
US Pat. No. 10,136,605

MAIZE INBRED PH41JG

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH41JG, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124811.
US Pat. No. 10,138,398

LOW APPLICATION TEMPERATURE HOT MELT ADHESIVE

1. A low application temperature hot melt adhesive comprising:(a) at least about 5 wt % to about 25 wt % of an olefin block copolymer, wherein having an average Melt Index range of greater than 5 and less than about 35 g/10 minutes at 190° C.;
(b) from about 40 to about 70 wt % of a tackifier;
(c) from about 0.5 to about 5 wt % a wax;
(d) from about 1 to about 30 wt % of a plasticizer diluent; and
(e) from 0 to about 5 wt % of an optional component;
wherein the adhesive has a viscosity of below about 11,000 centipoises at 120° C., a yield stress (12 in/min extensional rate) range of from about 7 to about 50 psi at 25° C., and a cross-over temperature (when G?=G?) greater than about 70° C.; and
wherein the sum of the total wt % of the adhesive equals to 100.
US Pat. No. 10,136,607

MAIZE INBRED PH432T

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH432T, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124802.
US Pat. No. 10,138,400

HOT MELT ADHESIVE

1. A hot melt adhesive agent comprising:(A) 3 to 60 parts by weight of a thermoplastic block copolymer consisting only of a radial styrene-conjugated diene block copolymer having (i) a styrene content of 35 to 45% by weight and a diblock content of 50 to 90% by weight (ii) a viscosity less than 250 mPa·s at 25° C. and 25% by weight in toluene solution;
(B) about 60 to about 85 parts by weight of a tackifier; and
(C) about 15 to about 20 parts by weight of an oil;
wherein the conjugated diene compound is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, 1,3-pentadiene, 1,3-hexadiene and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,121

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncology, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating an angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of tipifarnib to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,137,123

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY

University of Hawaii, Ho...

1. A method of treating heart failure of any cause in a mammalian subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an ion channel TRPV1 inhibitor, with the proviso that if the heart failure is caused by acute myocardial ischemia, the administering of the ion channel TRPV1 inhibitor occurs after the therapeutic window for protection from acute myocardial ischemia.
US Pat. No. 10,138,406

LUBRICATION FOR DRILLING FLUID

1. A modified drilling fluid comprising:a water-based drilling fluid in a range of from 95 vol. % to 99 vol. %; and
a drilling fluid lubricant in a range of from 0.1 vol. % to 5 vol. % of the fluid,where the drilling fluid lubricant comprises:a crude tall oil product that is selected from the group consisting of: crude tall oil; distilled tall oil; acid tall oil; fractionated tall oil; and combinations thereof, and;
an at least partially transesterified derivative of ricinoleic acid product that is comprised of at least partially transesterified derivatives of ricinoleic acid, wherein the volume ratio of the derivative of ricinoleic acid to the crude tall oil product is between about 1:1 to about 1:3, and wherein the derivative of ricinoleic acid is present at about at least 10 vol. % of the drilling fluid lubricant.
US Pat. No. 10,137,126

METHOD OF PREPARING VERY SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE DRUG WITH SOLID DOSAGE FORM

YUNG SHIN PHARM. IND. CO....

1. A method of preparing a very slightly water soluble drug with a solid dosage form including the following steps:(a) Adding a very slightly soluble drug into an organic solvent and a polysorbate to form a first solution;
(b) Adding the first solution into a second solution and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient to obtain a mixture, wherein the second solution comprises water or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and a volume ratio of the first solution and the second solution is between 8:1 and 1:1; and
(c) Drying and compressing the mixture in step (b) to form a very slightly soluble drug with a solid dosage form.
US Pat. No. 10,138,408

AMIDE BRANCHED AROMATIC CELLING AGENTS

Synoil Fluids Holdings In...

1. A downhole fluid comprising a base fluid, a gelling agent with an aromatic core of more than one aromatic ring, the gelling agent having four or more amide branches distributed about the aromatic core, each of the four or more amide branches (i) being connected to the aromatic core via a carbon-nitrogen bond or a carbon-carbon bond, (ii) having a first side chain that is a hydrogen and (iii) having a second side chain with one or more organic groups.
US Pat. No. 10,138,412

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING NOVEL VISCOSIFYING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

KEANE GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC...

1. A method for fracturing a formation comprising:pumping a fracturing fluid composition into a formation at a pressure sufficient and for a time sufficient to fracture the formation,
wherein the fracturing fluid composition comprises:
a base fluid,
a polymer system including:
a major portion of one partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer or a plurality of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymers, and
a minor portion of one natural hydratable polymer or a plurality natural hydratable polymers, and
an effective amount of a viscosifying system including one guanidine salt or a plurality of guanidine salts,
wherein the major portion is an amount greater than or equal to 50 wt. % and the minor portion is an amount less than or equal to 50 wt. %, and
wherein the effective amount is sufficient to increase the viscosity of the synthetic polymer system by 20% or more compared to fracturing fluids including only the polymer system.