US Pat. No. 10,244,879

BEVERAGE CARAFE WITH IMPROVED LIQUID FLOW

Hamilton Beach Brands, In...

1. A beverage carafe comprising:a beverage reservoir;
a channel for directing a flow of liquid from the reservoir when the carafe is tilted for dispensing the liquid, the channel having a floor and an elongated protrusion projecting upward from the floor, the protrusion being transverse to the flow of the liquid through the channel and having a curved distal face and curved sides;
a throat positioned such that the liquid flows from the reservoir through the throat to the channel;
a flapper that pivots between a down position in which the throat is at least partly closed off and an up position for dispensing, the flapper having a concave bottom surface to direct the flow of the liquid toward the channel; and
wherein the throat has opposing flat side edges such that opposing vent openings are defined between the concave bottom surface of the flapper and the flat side edges of the throat when the flapper is in the down position.

US Pat. No. 10,244,878

SLEEPING SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

1. A sleeping support assembly comprising:a first cushion configured for supporting a torso of a user, said first cushion having a first end and a second end;
a second cushion coupled to and extending from said first end of said first cushion, said second cushion having a first endpoint and a second endpoint, said first endpoint being positioned proximate to said first end of said first cushion, said second cushion having a first face and a second face;
a penetration positioned and extending fully through said second cushion, said penetration being substantially oval shaped;
wherein said penetration is positioned through said second cushion such that said penetration is configured for supporting a head of the user who is pronely positioned upon said first cushion such that a spine of the user is aligned and wherein arms of the user are positioned such that blood flow to the arms is unimpaired;
a cutout positioned in said first face of said second cushion, said cutout being fluidically coupled to said penetration, wherein said cutout is positioned in said second cushion such that said cutout is configured for allowing airflow to the head of the user, said cutout defining an arcuate surface such that said arcuate surface is increasing in slope extending away from said second end of said first cushion when said second face is positioned on a top of said first cushion; and a strap coupled to and extending between said first end of said first cushion and said first endpoint of said second cushion, said strap being positioned proximate to said top of said first cushion and said second face of said second cushion, wherein said strap is positioned on said first cushion such that said strap is positioned for positioning said second face of said second cushion upon said top of said first cushion such that said cutout is configured for supporting the head of the user who is positioned semi-supinely upon said first cushion.

US Pat. No. 10,244,877

FLEXIBLE PILLOW DEVICE

1. A flexible pillow device, comprising: a plurality of pillow members; each pillow member having a pair of sides, a length, a height, an upper surface, and a lower surface; whereby each pillow member is connected to at least one adjacent pillow member along one of its sides; whereby each pillow member further comprises an outermost lateral portion along the sides thereof; whereby each pillow member is connected to an adjacent pillow member via a pivotal connection disposed at each outermost lateral portion; whereby each pillow member is rotatable relative to an adjacent pillow member about the pivotal connection such that the plurality of pillow members can operably form a flat shape or an arch shape with an open interior; wherein the pair of sides is configured to bear against an adjacent pillow member of the plurality of pillow members in the arch shape in a self-supporting position, wherein the arch shape is configured to support a head resting thereon and retain die arch shape; wherein: each of the pillow members comprises a rectangular cross section with a pair of upper corners and a pair of lower corners; the lower corners being inboard of the upper corners such that the sides of each pillow member are chamfered inward.

US Pat. No. 10,244,876

ZONED SHEETS

Bedgear, LLC, Farmingdal...

1. A zoned bed sheet comprising:opposite first and second vertical sidewalls;
opposite third and fourth vertical sidewalls that each extend between the first and second vertical sidewalls, outer surfaces of the first, second, third and fourth vertical sidewalls defining a circumference of the zoned bed sheet;
a horizontal wall extending between the first and second vertical sidewalls and between the third and fourth vertical sidewalls, the first, second, third and fourth vertical sidewalls each including a first edge that directly engages the horizontal wall and an opposite second edge, the horizontal wall comprising a plurality of zones, the zones being spaced apart from one another by a first material, the first material comprising a warp knit, at least one of the zones comprising a second material that is different than the first material; and
an elastic band extending around the circumference of the zoned bed sheet, the band being positioned between the first edges and the second edges.

US Pat. No. 10,244,873

ADJUSTABLE PRODUCT DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

iSee Store Innovations, L...

1. A system for containing and refrigerating one or more products, the system comprising:a refrigerated compartment including a refrigerating chamber and a transparent door having an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the transparent door is configured to be selectively moved between open and closed positions to expose and close the refrigerating chamber, wherein the interior surface is positioned within the refrigerating chamber when the transparent door is in the closed position; and
an adjustable product display system mounted to one of the interior surface or the exterior surface, the adjustable product display system comprising:
a bin assembly having an adjustable length, wherein the bin assembly defines a retaining chamber, wherein the bin assembly comprises a first bin moveably secured to a second bin, wherein the first bin is moveable relative to the second bin to adjust a length of the retaining chamber, wherein the first bin comprises a first retaining track defining a first retaining channel at a first upper edge of a first rear wall and a second retaining track defining a second retaining channel at a first front edge of a first base, wherein the second bin comprises a second upper edge, a second front edge, and a second base, wherein the first retaining track and the second retaining track of the first bin slidably retain the second upper edge and the second front edge of the second bin, wherein the first retraining track and the second retraining track are configured to allow the first bin to linearly translate with respect to the second bin;
at least one product-supporting insert that is configured to be selectively positioned in and removed from the retaining chamber, wherein the at least one product-supporting insert has a first wall, a second wall, a third wall and a fourth wall and two open ends, wherein the first wall has a first retaining interface, wherein the first retaining interface is configured to retain at least one product that is a first size and shape, wherein the second wall has a second retaining interface that differs from the first retaining interface, wherein the second retaining interface is configured to retain at least one second product having a second size and shape that differs from the first size and shape, the third wall has a third retaining interface that differs from the first and second retaining interfaces, wherein the third retaining interface is configured to retain at least one third product having a third size and shape that differs from the first and second sizes and shapes, the fourth wall having a fourth retaining interface that differs from the first, second and third retaining interfaces, wherein the fourth retaining interface is configured to retain at least one fourth product having a fourth size and shape that differs from the first, second, and third sizes and shapes: wherein the at least one product supporting insert is configured to be positioned underneath an upper lip within the retaining chamber between a first orientation that displays the at least one first product, a second orientation that displays the at least one second product, a third orientation that displays the at least one third product, and a fourth orientation that displays the at least one fourth product; and
at least one suction cup assembly that removably mounts the adjustable product display system to the interior surface or the exterior surface, wherein the at least one suction cup assembly is configured to limit the adjustable length of the bin assembly, wherein the at least one suction cup assembly is configured to retain an end of a sign.

US Pat. No. 10,244,872

HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE CHILD SUPPORT DEVICE

KIDS II, INC., Atlanta, ...

1. A child support device, comprising:a base member adapted to rest on a support surface;
at least one upright frame member ascending from the base member;
a cap with a guiding channel therethrough arranged at an upper end of the at least one upright frame member;
a seat assembly suspended from the at least one upright frame member;
at least one support member extending through the guiding channel of the cap and having a first end attached to the seat assembly and a second end configured for repositionable engagement with the at least one upright frame member to adjust a height of the seat assembly relative to the support surface; and
a coupling component located on the second end of the at least one support member and a receiving component mounted to or integrally formed with an upper portion of the at least one upright frame member, wherein the receiving component defines a plurality of receiving sites, each corresponding to a different height adjustment of the seat assembly, wherein the height of the seat assembly is adjusted by engaging the coupling component with a selected one of the receiving sites;
wherein the receiving sites of the receiving component include at least one of notches and slots;
wherein the coupling component comprises a tab member adapted to be received in one of the notches or slots.

US Pat. No. 10,244,865

HANGER SECURITY APPARATUS

Sushila D Chawla, Jersey...

1. A hanger security apparatus for securing an access to a hook of a hanger on a rod attached to a supporting structure, comprisinga case;
at least one bottom opening formed in the case; wherein the hook of the hanger can be moved in and out of the case through the at least one bottom opening;
two side-openings formed in the case, wherein the rod is adapted to be passed through the two side-openings;
at least one door attached with the case, wherein the hook of the hanger can be accessed when the at least one door is in an open position, wherein the hook of the hanger is adapted to not be accessible when the at least one door is in a closed position;
at least one lock on the at least one door;
a first stopper on the at least one door, wherein the first stopper is configured to be above the hook of the hanger to prevent an upward movement of the hook when the at least one door is in the closed position; and
a second stopper, wherein the second stopper is configured to limit the hanger from moving axially around the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,244,862

BENDABLE STRAP WITH DETACHABLE ACCESSORY

1. An apparatus for holding an accessory with improved accessibility comprising:a bendable strap having a deformable support member disposed within a flexible body, and a first coupling element extending from an end of the flexible body and secured to an end of the deformable support member; and
an accessory having a second coupling element formed therein, the second coupling element configured to releasably engage the first coupling element such that the accessory is detachably secured to the bendable strap, wherein the accessory comprises a storage pouch including an outer shell defining an interior cavity, the outer shell supporting the second coupling element, the storage pouch further including an insert disposed within the interior cavity and defining an accessible storage space within the insert, the insert further including a circumferential wall portion adjacent the outer shell and an inner wall portion dividing the accessible storage space into a first storage space and a second storage space;
wherein first coupling element is insertable into the second coupling element for detachably securing the bendable strap to the outer shell.

US Pat. No. 10,244,861

DESKTOP WORKSPACE THAT ADJUSTS VERTICALLY

1. A desktop workspace that adjusts vertically, comprising:a work surface platform;
a base configured to sit on an existing platform;
a height adjustment mechanism connecting the work surface platform and the base, the height adjustment mechanism including:
two sets of arms that connect at scissoring pivot points creating a scissoring motion when raising and lowering the work surface platform to various heights;
a stabilizing crossbeam that connects the two sets of arms to one another;
base pivot points fixed relative to the base and connecting the base and two sets of arms;
platform pivot points fixed relative to the work surface platform and connecting the work surface platform and the two sets of arms;
a sliding mechanism on an end of an arm of the two sets of arms between the end of the arm and either the work surface platform or the base; and
a linear actuator including a housing fixed to the work surface platform and a shaft that extends and retracts from the housing to provide a pushing and pulling force that drives the scissoring motion,
wherein the linear actuator extends along a direction generally parallel to a top surface of the work surface platform such that the pushing and pulling force of the linear actuator extends along the direction generally parallel to the top surface of the work surface platform, and
wherein a first end of the linear actuator is attached to a bottom surface of the work surface platform, and a second end of the linear actuator is attached to the stabilizing crossbeam.

US Pat. No. 10,244,860

COLLAPSIBLE TRAVEL FURNITURE

1. A collapsible traveling furniture item comprising:a rigid top panel having a first end therein and a second end;
a first rigid panel leg having a top end for supporting the first end of the rigid top panel and a transverse slot extending partially across said first rigid panel leg;
a second rigid panel leg having a top end for supporting the second end of the top panel and a transverse slot extending partially across said second rigid panel leg with the transverse slot in said first rigid panel leg slidably engageable and interlockable with the second rigid panel leg and the transverse slot therein to support the furniture item in an upright condition and;
a further rigid panel having a set of lateral spaced cross slots with a lateral spacing between a set of laterally spaced cross slot in the further rigid panel greater than a length of a spacing between the a set of lateral spaced slots in the rigid top panel so that the first panel leg and the second panel leg diverge from each other when the first panel leg and the second panel leg are in interlocking engagement with the further rigid panel and the rigid top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,244,859

BROOM ATTACHMENT, BROOM ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

Balais Nomad Inc., Mirab...

1. A broom assembly, comprising:a rotary sweeper assembly including a circular broom mount having a surface and at least one broom section mounted to the broom mount, each of the at least one broom section including a segment holding cleaning bristles;
a broom attachment, comprising:
a plurality of gutter bristles; and
a support member having a retained portion and a retaining portion, the plurality of gutter bristles extending from the retaining portion;
the retained portion being operatively mounted to the surface the broom mount, such that the gutter bristles of the broom attachment extend outwardly relative to the cleaning bristles of the at least one broom section, the broom mount having an axis of rotation that extends substantial perpendicular to the surface of the broom mount;
wherein the gutter bristles are positioned at a greater radial distance away from the axis of rotation of the broom mount than the cleaning bristles of the at least one broom section; and
a broom fastener projecting through the broom mount, the retained portion and the at least one broom section, thereby securing the broom attachment to the broom mount and the at least one broom section.

US Pat. No. 10,244,858

VIBRATING BRUSH ASSEMBLY FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE DEVICE

BZL Medical Ltd., Haboni...

1. A personal hygiene device comprising:a vibrator housed in a handle; and
a shaft coupled to said vibrator that extends from said vibrator to a brush head, said shaft being electrically conducting and comprising one or more proximal electrical contacts in electrical contact with an electrical source and one or more distal electrical contacts in electrical contact with one or more electrical elements located in said brush head, and wherein said shaft is configured to transfer vibrational energy created by said vibrator to said brush head to vibrate said brush head, and wherein said shaft comprises a first conductive sleeve electrically insulated from an inner portion of said shaft by an insulative sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,244,854

GRIPPING APPARATUS FOR HANDHELD DEVICES

Tzumi Electronics LLC, N...

1. An apparatus for assisting a user in gripping a portable electronic device, the apparatus comprising:a base element adapted to be attached to the portable electronic device, wherein the base element has a top surface with an attachment region and a bottom surface configured to mount the base element onto the portable electronic device;
a gripping element, wherein the gripping element has a bottom surface with an attachment region; and
a stretchable cord connecting the base element and the gripping element at the respective attachment regions thereof,
wherein the stretchable cord is sufficiently elastic to allow the gripping element to be extended away from the base element a sufficient distance for a user to insert one or more fingers between the gripping element and the base element, to grip the user's fingers when they are inserted between the gripping element and the base element, and to snap back against the base element when the user's fingers are removed;
whereby the stretchable cord is sufficiently elastic to allow the gripping element to automatically adjust a tightness of its grip to a thickness of the user's fingers when they are inserted between the gripping element and the base element;
wherein the attachment regions of the base element and of the gripping element have respective corresponding engaging elements that cooperate with one another to permit the base element and the gripping element to be secured against or engaged with one another when the user's fingers are removed from between the gripping element and the base element.

US Pat. No. 10,244,853

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING CARRYING OF OBJECTS BY HAND

1. An apparatus for assisting a person in hand carrying objects having handles, by distributing most of the weight of the object to the person's wrist comprising:a loop of flexible material having a loop perimeter length, and
a loop stiffener located along a first portion of said loop, said loop stiffener spanning less than one third of said loop perimeter length and configured for control of the object by the person's fingers,
said loop of flexible material comprising padding only at a second portion of said loop, said padding being adapted for padding the wrist and wherein portions of said loop of flexible material not covered by said padding are adapted for supporting the object at two contact points and wherein said second portion is wider than the remainder of the loop of flexible material and is contoured to fit the wrist.

US Pat. No. 10,244,852

BEACH EQUIPMENT CARRIER AND LOCATING POLE

1. Apparatus comprising:a two-person carrier assembly configured for carrying beach, picnic or tailgating equipment and being changeable to a position-marking pole, the assembly further comprising:
an outer base tube,
an intermediate tube slidable within the outer base tube,
an inner top tube slidable within the intermediate tube,
first and second fixing connections connect the outer base tube, the intermediate tube and the inner tube,
wherein the fixing connections are releasable and fixable in different positions and are adapted for fixing the outer base tube, the intermediate tube and the inner tube in a carrier configuration, with the intermediate tube extended from the outer base tube and the inner tube fixed within the intermediate tube, and
wherein the fixing connections are adapted for fixing the outer base tube, the intermediate tube and the inner tube extended in a position-marking pole configuration, wherein the fixing connections further comprise pin-receiving holes in the tubes adapted for aligning with pin-receiving holes in other of the tubes, and lock pins adapted for insertion in the pin-receiving holes, wherein the lock pins are removable from the holes and repositionable.

US Pat. No. 10,244,849

BOTTLE HOLDING SYSTEM FOR BACKPACKS

1. A bottle holding system for use by a wearer of a hiking backpack having one or more shoulder straps forwardly situated and secured to the backpack in support of a rear casing thereon having an exterior side and an interior compartment, comprising:an inflatable cuff member formed having a cylindrical and open-ended configuration with an open top and an open bottom in both a deflated and inflated condition, said cuff member being positioned for mounted attachment to the exterior side of the rear casing and sized to fit around a bottle of drinking fluid along the length thereof so that the bottle is retained exclusively within the cylindrical configuration of said cuff member when inflated and released therefrom through the open bottom to a hand of the wearer when deflated;
banded means for attaching said cuff member to the exterior side of the rear casing, said banded means comprising a flexible band member assembled about said cuff member and connected to the rear casing;
a length of tubing connected at one end thereof to said cuff member and routed from the positioned attachment of said cuff member along the interior compartment of the rear casing, said length of tubing further extending outwardly from the rear casing in proximity to the shoulder straps;
a bulb member flexible in form and coupled to receive the other end of said length of tubing, said bulb member being mounted on a selected one of the shoulder straps; and
an air release valve connected in-line between said bulb member and the other end of said length of tubing, said air release valve having a controlled actuation to cause a pressure release from said valve and a deflation of said cuff member.

US Pat. No. 10,244,847

COSMETIC APPLICATOR WITH ALIGNING CAP

HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITE...

1. A combination cosmetic bottle and cap comprising:a cosmetic bottle defining a reservoir for containing a cosmetic product and having an open end with a collar configured for engagement with the cap, wherein the collar comprises a first ramped edge and a second ramped edge each extending around less than the full perimeter thereof, each having an upper end and a lower end, the lower ends thereof each adjacent to a slot;
a cap coupled to an applicator, with a connecting structure therebetween having at least a tab thereon for aligning the cap with the collar;
wherein the tab is configured for sliding engagement against the ramped edge of the collar and to fit within the slot to removably and replaceably secure the cap in a desired alignment with the collar, further comprising a click feature having a protrusion on the collar and an indentation on the connecting structure, and configured to click upon full insertion of the tab into the slot to secure the cap to the bottle, wherein upon full insertion of the tab into the slot to secure the cap to the bottle, the protrusion and the indentation form a snap fit;
wherein the first and second ramped edges extend about first and second arcs, respectively, the first and second arcs each spanning an arc in the range of about 90 to about 170 degrees relative to a central axis of the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,244,846

COSMETIC IMPREGNATED FOAM MANUFACTURING METHOD

CIT CO., LTD., Chungcheo...

1. A method of manufacturing a cosmetic impregnated foam, comprising:a) forming a pattern and filling a container with two or more liquid-state make-ups wherein the liquid-state make-ups have different colors and different viscosities;
b) putting an impregnated foam with a fabric thereon into the liquid-state make-ups in the container and performing impregnation; and
c) separating the impregnated foam and the fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,244,843

COSMETIC CONTAINER HAVING A FIBROUS APPLICATOR

ZHUHAI DING RONG PLASTIC ...

1. A cosmetic container comprising:an enclosure including an opening;
a cup shaped mount including an externally and internally extending rim disposed on the opening of the enclosure for partially disposing the cup shaped mount in the opening of the enclosure, a bottom portion, at least one port adjacent to the bottom portion, at least one valve each disposed in the at least one port, and a main portion spaced from the bottom portion;
a hollow plunger partially disposed in the cup shaped mount and including an annular flange on an outer surface and disposed externally of the enclosure, an inner case partially disposed in the main portion, a first channel defined by the inner case, an outer case extending outward from the annular flange, and a second channel defined by the outer case;
a biasing member disposed in the main portion and put on the inner case so that the plunger is configured to slide relative to the mount;
a flexible fibrous applicator including an application head and a rear, cylindrical fastening member disposed in the second channel, a tunnel extending through the rear, cylindrical fastening member into the application head, and an annular shoulder between the application head and the rear, cylindrical fastening member, with the shoulder having an outer diameter greater than an outer diameter of the fastening member; and
a cap releasably secured to the opening of the enclosure;
wherein the inner case is configured to open or close the at least one valve.

US Pat. No. 10,244,842

BLADE DISPOSAL CONTAINER

1. A blade disposal container, comprising: a housing including an upper end, a base, a first sidewall opposing a second sidewall, a rear wall, and an open front face, the open front face including a perimeter edge;a slot extending through the upper end into the interior volume, the slot configured to receive a blade therethrough;
a shield slidably disposed over the open front face; a channel disposed adjacent the perimeter edge, the channel configured to slidably receive the shield; and
a magnetic member removably coupled to the base, the magnetic member configured to draw a blade into the interior volume and magnetically adhere the blade to the base, and wherein the magnetic member includes a width larger than a width of the base, the magnetic member configured to cover the opening of the perimeter edge and fasten the shield over the open front face.

US Pat. No. 10,244,840

JEWELRY STORAGE DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN DIKAI INDUSTRIAL...

1. A jewelry storage device, comprising:a box body unit which comprises a first body, a second body, and a connecting axle, wherein said first body comprises a plurality of first connecting members spacedly and inwardly formed at a rear side of said first body, wherein said second body comprises a plurality of second connecting members spacedly and inwardly formed at a rear side of said second body, wherein said first and second connecting members are coupled with each other by said connecting axle to pivotally connect said first body with said second body between a storage position that said second body is covered by said first body, and a display position that said first body is pivotally moved away from said second body, wherein said first and second connecting members are not protruded from said rear sides of said first and second bodies respectively; and
a locking unit which comprises a mortice lock member provided at a front side of said first body and a locking member provided at a front side of said second body in a hidden manner, wherein said mortice lock member is releasably coupled to said locking member to lock up said second body with said first body at said storage position, wherein said mortice lock member and said locking member are not protruded from said front sides of said first and second bodies respectively, such that said box body unit has no protruded portion formed at said first and second bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,244,839

CASE WITH INCREASED DEVICE RETENTION FROM A MICRO-TEXTURED LIP

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

17. A method for forming a case for an electronic device, the method comprising:shaping a substrate to form a bottom wall and side walls that extend from the bottom wall at a first angle relative to the bottom wall, wherein the side walls terminate at a first edge that extends from the side walls at a first angle, and the first edge defines an opening that leads to a cavity having a size and shape suitable for accommodating the electronic device; and
forming a securing element that extends from at least one of the side walls and towards the cavity at a second angle, wherein the securing element terminates at a second edge different than the first edge, and the securing element is overlaid by the first edge, and wherein the second edge of the securing element is capable of contacting an external surface of the electronic device so as to (i) allow insertion of the electronic device through the opening and into the cavity, and (ii) prevent movement of the electronic device out of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,244,838

PROTECTIVE CASE FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FOLDABLE LENS COVER AND STORAGE COMPARTMENTS

1. A protective case for a portable electronic device, the portable electronic device including a back having a camera lens, the protective case comprising:a) a back portion secured to the back of the portable electronic device, the back portion having a camera lens cover configured to protect the camera lens when in a closed position;
b) at least one storage compartment integrated within the camera lens cover of the back portion of the protective case, the storage compartment having a plurality of walls that substantially enclose all sides of an open internal space sufficient to store an item without the item falling out of the storage compartment, the plurality of walls defining a uniform internal depth;
wherein the camera lens cover makes up a sub-part of the back portion of the protective case, with a non-lens-cover portion comprising the remaining part of the back portion,
wherein the camera lens cover abuts the non-lens-cover part along a straight edge of the camera lens cover, and
wherein a hinge connects the non-lens-cover part to the straight edge of the camera lens cover, and further wherein the camera lens cover rotates around the hinge when repositioned between an open position and the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,244,837

EXPANDABLE AND TRANSPORTABLE BAG

Everything Sneakey, LLC, ...

1. A device comprising:a. a lanyard suitable for wearing around a user's neck and including two sleeve portions each having at least one opening and at least one cavity inside the lanyard;
b. a mesh that is attached to each of the at least one cavities inside the lanyard;
c. at least one opening of each sleeve portion is slidable away from the other opening and over the mesh to deploy the mesh from the cavity over the mesh; and
d. the mesh is removable from inside the lanyard to form a bag.

US Pat. No. 10,244,836

AUTOMATIC INVERSELY FOLDABLE UMBRELLA

1. An automatic inversely foldable umbrella, comprising:a skeleton structure, wherein the skeleton structure further comprises:
a main shaft;
an upper runner fixed to one end of the main shaft;
a lower runner slidably disposed on the main shaft;
a middle runner slidably disposed on the main shaft between the upper runner and the lower runner, the middle runner including a first connecting end facing the upper runner and a second connecting end facing the lower runner;
plural skeleton linkages, each skeleton linkage including a first rib, a second rib, and a foldable rib, one end of the first rib pivotally disposed on the second connecting end of the middle runner, one end of the foldable rib pivotally disposed on the upper runner with the other end of the foldable rib pivotally connected to an end of the first rib away from the middle runner, one end of the second rib pivotally disposed on the first connecting end of the middle runner with the other end of the second rib pivotally disposed on the foldable rib;
plural linking members, one end of each linking member pivotally disposed on the lower runner with the other end of the linking member connected with the corresponding first rib;
a resilient member disposed between the middle runner and the lower runner, the resilient member compressed due to a movement of the middle runner and the lower runner;
a first canopy combined to the upper runner;
a second canopy combined to the lower runner, the first canopy and the second canopy covering the skeleton linkages; and
a handle combined to the main shaft and disposed away from the upper runner, the handle including a control structure optionally engaging the lower runner,
each foldable rib provided with a first disposition portion and a second disposition portion, the first disposition portion disposed adjacent to a joint where the first canopy contacts the second canopy, the second disposition portion disposed between the first disposition portion and the upper runner, the first disposition portion pivotally connected to the corresponding first rib, the second disposition portion pivotally connected to the corresponding second rib;
a plurality of pulling members, each pulling member disposed between the foldable rib and the corresponding first rib of each skeleton linkage, respectively, with one end of the pulling member and the corresponding second rib disposed on the corresponding second disposition portion, and another end of the pulling member winding around the first rib.

US Pat. No. 10,244,834

BEAD BRACELET LOOM

1. A loom for creating a beaded bracelet, the loom comprising:a track;
a clip disposed at one end of the track and configured to hold a portion of a cord; and
a holder disposed on the track and spaced apart from the clip, the holder including a key that engages a portion of the track to maintain a position of the holder spaced apart from the clip, the holder including spring portion holding a cord clip portion configured to hold another portion of the cord and maintain a desired tension on the cord between the clip and the holder, wherein the spring portion of the holder comprises a curved shape extending from a base portion, the clip portion disposed on end of the curved shape for extending the desired tension on the cord.

US Pat. No. 10,244,831

TWO-PART WATCH STRAP

1. A two-part watch strap comprising:a clasping part comprising:
a clasping-part watch-attaching end that is proximal to a watch when the two-part strap is attached to the watch;
a clasping end, opposite the watch-attaching end of the clasping part that is distal from the watch when the two-part strap is attached to the watch;
a clasping-part strap, band, or bracelet portion that extends between the watch-attaching end of the clasping part and the clasping end of the clasping part in a clasping-part longitudinal direction; and
a groove arranged in the clasping-part strap, band, or bracelet portion that extends completely through the clasping-part strap, band, or bracelet portion in a thickness direction orthogonal to the clasping-part longitudinal direction; and
a clasped part comprising:
a clasped-part watch-attaching end that is proximal to the watch when the two-part strap is attached to the watch;
a free end, opposite the watch-attaching end of the clasped part, that is distal from the watch when the two-part strap is attached to the watch;
a clasped-part strap, band, or bracelet portion that extends between the watch-attaching end of the clasped part and the free end of the clasped part; and
a protruding portion arranged adjacent to, near, or at the free end of the clasped part, the protruding portion being configured to engage with and at least partially lock into the groove of the clasping part so as to secure the free end of the clasped part to the clasping part;
wherein the clasped part further comprises:
at least one clasped portion configured to be secured to the clasping end of the clasping part to secure the watch to a wrist of a user when the two-part strap is attached to the watch;
wherein the groove of the clasping part has a length equal to or greater than a length of the clasped portion; and
wherein the groove of the clasping part has the length equal to or greater than a length of the clasped portion so that the protruding portion can slide along the groove when the protruding portion is engaged with and at least partially locked into the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,244,830

CLASP MECHANISMS FOR WRISTWATCH BANDS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A watch band comprising:a strap; and
a clasp mechanism connected with the strap at a proximal end of the clasp mechanism, the clasp mechanism comprising:
a member defining a channel at a distal end of the clasp mechanism,
a pivot member held in a fixed position with respect to the member defining the channel;
a rocker member configured to rotate about a pivot point defined by the pivot member, the rocker member having a first portion that extends generally away from the pivot member toward the distal end of the clasp mechanism and a second portion that extends generally away from the pivot member toward the proximal end of the clasp mechanism, the rocker member further configured to pivot between:
(i) a first position in which the rocker member covers a portion of the channel sufficient to prevent a spring pin of a watch module from being removed from the channel, and
(ii) a second position in which an end of the rocker member is positioned sufficiently far away from the channel to allow a spring pin of a watch module to be removed from the channel; and
a button affixed to the rocker member, wherein the button is configured to cause the rocker member to pivot from the first position to the second position when pressed.

US Pat. No. 10,244,829

ZIPPER LOCK

Juno Group Pty Ltd, Balg...

1. A locking system for a zipper, the zipper comprising a chain and a slider, the chain being moveable to adopt an open and a closed configuration through movement of the slider with respect to the chain, the zipper comprising a pull tab engaged with the slider for effecting movement of the slider with respect to the chain, the slider having opposing sides which are in contact with the chain in use and opposing faces which are oriented substantially normal to the sides and facing away from one another, the pull tab being engaged with one of the faces of the slider, the opposing face comprising an abutment face, the locking system including a lock member biased into a retaining position in which the lock member retains the slider with respect to the chain by abutting at least a portion of the abutment face of the slider, the locking system including an actuator such that actuation of the actuator allows movement of the lock member into a releasing position.

US Pat. No. 10,244,827

SAFETY CAR SEAT TIGHTENING DEVICE AND SEAT WEDGE FOR USE IN INSTALLING SAFETY CAR SEATS

4. A tightening device for use in installing child safety car seats comprising:a frame having at least two vertical members extending downward from a top member wherein the top member is in a horizontal position in relation to the at least two vertical members;
at least one ratchet attached to the frame in an elevated position;
said at least two vertical members are notched side members each having notched ends; and
said notched ends engage posts that are attachable to a child safety car seat.

US Pat. No. 10,244,826

APPARATUS FOR SECURING A MARTIAL ARTS BELT

1. An apparatus for securing a knot of a martial arts belt, comprising:a flexible rectangularly-shaped sheet of material consisting of a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel; wherein the first panel and the third panel hingedly fold inwardly toward the second panel; and
means for fastening the first and third panels together when the first panel and third panel are folded inwardly toward to the second panel;
wherein the second panel consisting of a single hole located in a central portion of the second panel;
wherein the first panel, the second panel, and the third panel are configured to encircle the martial arts belt when the apparatus is attached to the martial arts belt,
wherein the hole is configured to allow a portion of the martial arts belt and/or the knot to extend, at least partially, through the hole when the apparatus is fastened to the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,244,825

ADJUSTABLE BELT

1. An adjustable belt for wear about a waist of a person, including:an overlapping portion of the belt which is folded back to form a buckle loop, the overlapping portion having a length;
a buckle captured by the buckle loop;
a tongue at a region distal to the buckle, the tongue including a series of buckle holes which the buckle engages to secure the belt in a belt loop; and
a securing mechanism to secure the overlapping portion of the belt folded back along an overlapped portion of the belt, the securing mechanism including at least one stud and at least one hole configured for engagement with the, or each, stud, wherein the belt has a length which is adjustable by varying the length of the overlapping portion so that lengthening the overlapping portion shortens the length of the belt by half the length of the overlapping portion, wherein the, or each, stud includes a head arranged at an end of an elongate member; wherein the, or each, stud is receivable in the, or each, hole; and wherein the, or each, hole includes an elongate slot configured to receive and secure the elongate member, the elongate slot extending from a substantially circular opening of the, or each, hole.

US Pat. No. 10,244,824

HEEL PROTECTOR

GOGO HEEL, LLC, Encinita...

1. A shielding cup configured to be attached to a stiletto heel tip, the cup comprising:an open top;
a bottom base having an inner surface and an outer surface;
sidewalls extending from the bottom base to the open top, the sidewalls having an inner surface and an outer surface; and
an inner cavity bounded by the inner surface of the sidewalls and the inner surface of the bottom base, the inner cavity configured to receive the heel tip through the open top,
wherein a portion of the sidewalls adjacent to the open top is configured to be more flexible than a portion of the sidewalls adjacent to the bottom base by tapering the sidewalls from the bottom base to the open top such that a thickness as measured from the inner surface of the sidewall to the outer surface of the sidewall of the portion of the sidewalls adjacent to the open top is smaller than a thickness as measured from the inner surface of the sidewall to the outer surface of the sidewall of portion of the sidewalls adjacent to the bottom base, and
wherein a size of the inner cavity adjacent to the open top is not greater than a size of the inner cavity adjacent to the bottom base in a relaxed configuration when the shielding cup is not attached to the heel tip.

US Pat. No. 10,244,823

SHOE HEEL CUP PROTECTION DEVICE

Model Behaviour (Aust) Pt...

1. A unitary shoe heel accessory comprising:a base portion comprising a ground contacting surface and an opposing heel pad contacting surface; and
a resilient shoe heel engaging portion which extends upwardly from the base portion and comprises a circumferential sidewall that defines a bore therein, wherein inner surfaces of the side walls comprise a plurality of equispaced resilient ribs projecting therefrom, the resilient ribs configured for receiving and retaining a shoe heel within the bore,
wherein the heel pad contacting surface is centrally located at a base of the bore and wherein the base portion further comprises a plurality of furrows equispaced around the heel pad contacting surface whereby each of the resilient ribs extends upwardly from a floor of a respective furrow, and
wherein each furrow is deep enough such that a lowermost shoe heel contacting portion of each resilient rib is deflectable by a shoe heel within the bore.

US Pat. No. 10,244,821

SOLE STRUCTURE FOR AN ARTRICLE OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure of an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:a flexure element having:
(a) a central portion located between a first ground-facing region and a second ground-facing region, the central portion having a downwardly concavely-curved plate region, and
(b) first and second flanges extending upward from the first and second ground-facing regions, respectively;
an upper support element positioned above the central portion, between the first and second flanges of the flexure element, and below upper edges of the first and second flanges of the flexure element; and
an outsole positioned beneath the flexure element,
wherein the upper support element is configured to move vertically relative to the first and second flanges when a vertical compressive load is first applied to the upper support element, and
wherein the central portion, the first ground-facing region, the second ground-facing region, and the first and second flanges are integrally formed of a single material as a single layer.

US Pat. No. 10,244,820

REINFORCING SHANK ARRANGEMENT FOR FOOTWEAR SOLE STRUCTURE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole component for an article of footwear, the sole component comprising:a baseplate including a heel region and a forefoot region;
an arrangement of ground engaging members extending from the baseplate; and
a reinforcing shank arrangement including a plurality of reinforcing strips formed of a different material than portions of the baseplate adjacent the reinforcing strips, the reinforcing shank arrangement including a first reinforcing strip extending in a direction from the heel region toward the forefoot region and toward a medial side of the baseplate, a second reinforcing strip extending from the heel region toward the forefoot region and toward a lateral side of the baseplate, and a third reinforcing strip disposed between the first reinforcing strip and the second reinforcing strip and extending from a junction of the first reinforcing strip and the second reinforcing strip toward the forefoot region.

US Pat. No. 10,244,818

VARIABLE HARDNESS ORTHOTIC

Clemson University Resear...

1. An orthotic layer that exhibits a variable hardness across the orthotic layer, the orthotic layer comprising an upper surface and a lower surface and a plurality of cells arranged in a predetermined pattern across the orthotic layer, wherein every cell of the plurality of cells extends between the upper surface and the lower surface and every cell of the plurality of cells is open at either the upper surface or the lower surface of the orthotic layer, the plurality of cells including a first portion of cells in a first region of the orthotic layer, each cell of the first portion of cells having a first void volume, the plurality of cells including a second portion of cells in a second region of the orthotic layer, each cell of the second portion of cells having a second void volume, the first region having a first hardness and the second region having a second, different hardness as determined according to ASTM D 2240-05.

US Pat. No. 10,244,817

SKI BOOT

ROSSIGNOL LANGE S.R.L., ...

1. Ski boot with rigid shell comprising:a lower shell,
a cuff articulated in rotation to the lower shell,
at least one connecting ring connecting the cuff to the lower shell,
the connecting ring being inserted in a first opening in the lower shell, and in a second opening in the cuff,
the connecting ring comprising:
a locking surface collaborating with a corresponding locking surface which is part of a surface of the first opening in the lower shell, so as to prevent the connecting ring from rotating relative to the lower shell, and
a rotation surface collaborating with the second opening in the cuff, so as to guide the rotation of the cuff relative to the lower shell about the rotation surface.

US Pat. No. 10,244,816

SPORTS SHOE INNERBOOT

ROSSIGNOL LANGE S.R.L., ...

1. Comfort element for a sports shoe innerboot, comprising a thermoformable foam having at least two zones of different thicknesses formed from a same initial foam material of the thermoformable foam,wherein the at least two zones form at least one face of the comfort element, the at least one face having areas in relief,
wherein the comfort element is adapted to form at least part of a layer of a wall of the sports shoe innerboot,
wherein a product of the thickness times the density of the comfort element differs between the at least two zones of different thicknesses.

US Pat. No. 10,244,815

FOOTWEAR SOLE STRUCTURE WITH CARRIER AND FRAME

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, comprising:a carrier having a bottom side and a top side, the carrier comprising a portion located in a forefoot region of the sole structure, a portion located in a midfoot region of the sole structure, and a portion located in a heel region of the sole structure; and
a frame attached to the carrier top side and comprising interconnected walls defining a plurality of cells, and wherein
at least some of the cells are varied with respect to at least one of size, shape, alignment, and spacing, and at least some of the walls are varied with respect to wall height and wall thickness, so as to define one or more regions of increased stiffness in the frame and one or more regions of reduced stiffness in the frame,
at least parts of the portions of the carrier extend under the cells, and
the one or more regions of increased stiffness comprise a region of increased stiffness about multiple transverse axes, the region of increased stiffness about multiple transverse axes extending through forefoot and midfoot portions of the frame and comprising a first branch extending through a first metatarsal region, a second branch extending through a fifth metatarsal region, and a midfoot branch extending from a junction of the first and second branches and through the midfoot portion of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,244,814

MODULAR SHOE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE COMPONENTS AND METHOD OF ATTACHMENT

Flop Girl LLC, Mount Kis...

1. A modular shoe assembly, comprising:a sole comprising a front end, a heel end, a top surface, and a bottom surface; and
a heel connected to the bottom surface of the sole, at the heel end;
wherein the heel further comprises:
a base, the base having a heel upper surface connected to the bottom surface of the sole, a heel bottom surface on an opposite side of the base from the upper surface, a front, a back, and lateral sides, wherein the front side of the base has routed corners; and
a heel band removably connected to the base,
wherein the heel band has two ends, and a rib on an interior surface of the heel band at each end, so that each of the ribs sit in the routed corners at the front of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,244,810

SMART HELMET

1. A device comprising a processor, coupled to a memory, that executes or facilitates execution of one or more executable components, comprising:a helmet element comprising an outer shell layer and an interior protective layer, wherein the interior protective layer comprises a set of inflatable cells;
a gas delivery system configured to adjust a pressure condition within a first subset of inflatable cells of the set of inflatable cells, wherein a first set of high pressure valves and a second set of low pressure valves of the gas delivery system are connected to a set of high pressure lines and low pressure lines respectively that connect to base portions of the set of inflatable cells via first stud members connected to the base portions, wherein the gas delivery system further comprises:
a high pressure system comprising the set of high pressure lines connected to the set of inflatable cells and the first set of valves, wherein the high pressure system is configured to deliver a high pressure gas flow through a subset of high pressure lines via a first subset of valve members and into the first subset of inflatable cells based on a predicted impact location;
a low pressure system comprising the set of low pressure lines connected to the set of inflatable cells and the second set of valves, wherein the low pressure system is configured to deliver a low pressure gas flow through a subset of low pressure lines via a second subset of valve members and into a second subset of inflatable cells based on a surrounding region of the predicted impact location, wherein the surrounding region covers a greater surface area of the interior protective layer than the predicted impact location; and
a control system configured to control a position of the first subset of valves and the second subset of valves of the gas delivery system, a regulation of a gas flow within the first set of valves and the second set of valves based on the position, and one or more sensors embedded within the helmet element, wherein the one or more sensors are configured to detect a set of data associated with an environment of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,244,808

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRIC FIELD SENSOR IN HARD HATS

1. A three-dimensional electric field sensor constructed and arranged to fit a hard hat, wherein the sensor is parallelepipedally-shaped and centrally located on a front face of the hard hat, and comprising:a) a front face and a rear face, the rear face facing towards and being affixed to the hard hat, and the front face facing outwardly away from the hard hat;
b) an outer shell covering the sensor, having a symmetrical round-edged parallelepipedal shape, and fitting over the entire length of the three-dimensional electric field sensor, comprising;
a parallelepipedally-shaped outer shell base (2A), having a rear face facing towards the hard hat and fitting over the entire length of the sensor rear face, a hollow front face; and
a parallelepipedally-shaped outer shell cover (2B), having a front face and a hollow rear face facing towards the hard hat, the rear face fitting to the front face of the outer shell base;
c) a parallelepipedally-shaped inner shell (3), being a capacitive sensor, forming a single unit, contained within the outer shell and located on the rear face of the outer shell cover (2B), the inner shell comprising:
a parallelepipedally-shaped inner shell base (3A), having a hollow front face and a rear face; and
a rectangular-shaped inner shell cover (3B) fitting atop the front face of the inner shell base (3A);
d) a rectangular-shaped electronic board (4), vertical and centrally located inside the inner shell (3), the electronic board configured for assisting controlling of the sensor, and the inner shell shielding the board from magnetic and electronic field exposure;
e) a parallelepipedally-shaped battery and adapter assembly (5) providing a power supply, located inside the outer shell (2) on a central lower surface of the outer shell cover (2B), the assembly comprising:
a parallelepipedally-shaped adapter (5A) located between a lower surface of the rear face of the inner shell base (3A) and a lower surface of the rear face of the outer shell cover (2A);
a cylindrically-shaped battery (5B), fitted horizontally and parallelly along and to a bottom side of the adapter (5A); and
f) a cylindrically-shaped warning buzzer (6), fitted adjacent to the battery and adapter assembly, between a lower surface of the rear face of the inner shell base (3A) and a lower surface of the rear face of the outer shell cover (2A), the buzzer providing an audible warning sound when triggered by the sensor detecting proximity to medium voltage conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,244,806

MAGNETIC SNAP FASTENER

1. A magnetic fastener for securing two pieces of sheet material together, the magnetic fastener comprising:a receiving element for affixing to a first sheet of material, the receiving element having a front face, a rear face and a central opening extending through the receiving element, the receiving element further including a first planar magnet having a front surface and rear surface recessed within the central opening of the receiving element such that the rear surface of the first planar magnet is coplanar with the rear face of the receiving element and where a recess is created in the central opening on the front face of the receiving element;
an insertion element for affixing to a second sheet of material, the insertion element having a front face, a rear face and a second central opening extending through the insertion element, the insertion element having a second planar magnet oriented in opposite polarity to that of the first planar magnet inserted into the second central opening of the insertion element and protruding from the front face of the insertion element, where the second planar magnet has a front surface and back surface and where the back surface of the second planar magnet is coplanar with the rear face of the insertion element, and where the second planar magnet is sized to fit within the recess in the central opening on the front face of the receiving element, such that when the second planar magnet is in proximity to the recess in the central opening of the receiving element, the second planar magnet of the insertion element is induced to enter and substantially fill the recess of the receiving element, securing the two elements together through a magnetic attraction between the first planar magnet and the second planar magnet,
where the receiving element and the insertion element include areas surrounding the first planar magnet and the second planar magnet that are nonmagnetic and where a nonmagnetic area of the insertion element is perforated by a plurality of peripheral holes sized to permit a passage of thread for a purpose of affixing the insertion element to the second sheet of material; and
where the recess in the receiving element is substantially a same depth as a distance that the second planar magnet protrudes from the front face of the insertion element, where the front face of the receiving element and the front face of the insertion element are brought into direct contact with one another, creating closure of the first and second sheets of material.

US Pat. No. 10,244,802

APPAREL ARTICLE WITH INTEGRAL PRE-WORN DESIGN ELEMENTS

1. An apparel article comprising:a body portion made of a new and finished apparel article;
at least one pre-worn piece taken from an indicia-bearing apparel article that was previously worn by an athlete at a sporting event held on a particular date and at a particular place, the at least one pre-worn piece having an outer perimeter and being affixed onto the apparel article so that the entire pre-worn piece covers a portion of the apparel article and is fastened to the apparel article along the outer perimeter of the pre-worn piece; and
a provenance portion located on the finished apparel article and containing an official apparel authentication issued by an official authenticating authority for the particular sport associated with the at least one pre-worn piece and further having a name of the athlete or team, a name of the official authenticating authority for the particular sport associated with the at least one pre-worn piece, and a listing of at least one of the event, date and particular place associated with the at least one pre-worn piece to create an authenticated sports memorabilia item that can be instantaneously identified down to memorabilia details including a specific athlete or team, the authenticating authority, and at least one of the event, date and place associated with the at least one pre-worn piece thereby providing a readily visible provenance portion that not only markets the memorabilia item to the consumer due to the memorabilia details provided thereon, but also allows the consumer to quickly search through a plurality of apparel articles to instantaneously locate a specific item being sought by the consumer and then display the memorabilia details when wearing the specific item.

US Pat. No. 10,244,801

MOVEMENT-REACTIVE ATHLETIC APPAREL AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sports bra, comprising:a front section configured for covering at least a portion of a wearer's anterior torso, the front section comprising a non-planar region for supporting a wearer's breasts; and
a rear section configured for covering at least a portion of the wearer's posterior torso,
at least one of the front and rear sections further comprising:
a fabric treated with a shear thickening fluid, wherein the shear thickening fluid comprises particles dispersed in a fluid medium, wherein the size of the particles ranges from 5 nm to 50 um.

US Pat. No. 10,244,800

BRA POCKET SYSTEM

Sherrywear LLC, Hilton H...

1. A pocket bra assembly comprising:a strap assembly including a chest strap and shoulder straps, the chest strap having a front portion configured to be positioned on a front of a user, and a back portion configured to be positioned on a back of the user, the shoulder straps each having a front portion configured to be positioned on the front of the user, and a back portion configured to be positioned on the back of the user;
a bra portion, the bra portion configured to provide support and shape breasts of the user, the strap assembly being attached to the bra portion whereby the strap assembly holds the bra portion to the user, with the chest strap extending from a first side of the bra portion towards the user's back and extending from a second opposite side of the bra portion towards the user's back;
a back pocket formed entirely of stretchable fabric positioned on the back portion of at least one of the chest strap and shoulder straps, the back pocket having an opening formed that is biased in a closed position at rest, providing access to a pocket interior; and
an item positioned within the back pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,244,799

SOCK STORAGE AND ORGANIZING APPARATUS

1. A sock storage and organizing apparatus comprising:an attachment portion having:
an arcuate inner edge disposed for hooking engagement around an object;
a lowermost portion;
an obverse surface disposed upon one side of the attachment portion;
a reverse surface disposed upon the other side of the attachment portion;
a hook member perpendicularly disposed upon the reverse surface at the lowermost portion; and
a depending portion comprising:
a looped drawstring member disposed for hanging engagement upon the hook member, said looped drawstring member presenting each of a pair of strands when depended from the hook member, an apex at contact with the hook member, and a nadir distally delimited therefrom;
a plurality of slidable buckle members, each of said plurality of slidable buckle member comprising:
a discoid body;
a pair of apertures disposed in parallel relation transversely through the discoid body;
a depressible portion; and
a sprung hasp member disposed interior to the discoid body in operational communication with the depressible outer portion, said sprung hasp member disposed against the action of a spring member to frictionally engage against each of the pair of strands of the looped drawstring member until the depressible portion is depressed;
wherein each of the plurality of slidable buckle members is slidable upon the looped drawstring member when each corresponding depressible portion is depressed, and each of the plurality of slidable buckle members frictionally engages the looped drawstring member when each corresponding depressible portion is released, whereby a user is enabled to slidably reposition each of the plurality of slidable buckle members along the length of the looped drawstring member to selectively engage against an item of apparel maintained between each of the pair of strands of the looped drawstring member and at least one of the plurality of slidable buckle members at the nadir, and at least two of the plurality of slidable buckle members above the nadir.

US Pat. No. 10,244,798

UNDERGARMENT AND GUSSET THEREFOR

The Underwares Group, LLC...

1. A lower body garment comprising:a body including a protected portion configured to cover a protected region of a wearer and an unprotected portion configured to cover an unprotected region of the wearer outside of the protected region of the wearer, the body having a front face and a rear face opposite the front face, and a crotch portion extending between the front face of the body and the rear face of the body;
a gusset located on the body and configured to substantially cover the protected region of the wearer and at least a portion of the front face, the crotch portion, and the rear face, the gusset comprising:
two side edges, a top front edge, and a rear edge that collectively form an outer edge that defines an outline of the gusset, the top front edge being within the front face of the body, the gusset extending to the rear edge located at the rear face of the body;
a transverse axis bisects an elongated length of the gusset, wherein a portion of the gusset bound by the transverse axis, a first portion of each of the side edges and the top front edge defines a front area of the gusset, and a portion of the gusset bound by the transverse axis, a second portion of each of the side edges and the rear edge defines a rear area of the gusset, the front area and the rear area both extending from the crotch portion and to the outer edge; and
the front area of the gusset being larger than the rear area of the gusset and wherein the rear area of the gusset is located near the rear face of the body, the front area of the gusset is located near the front face of the body, and the rear face of the body includes more surface area than the front face of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,244,797

SHIRT WITH FLIP-UP FRONT PANEL

LOGAN FLIP UP LIMITED, M...

1. A garment to be worn by a person, comprising:a base garment comprising front and back panels connected to each other to extend, when worn, respectively in front of and behind a torso of the person, the front and back panels defining an upper collar opening from which the head of the person can protrude and arm openings from which the arms of a person can extend;
a flip up front panel secured to the base garment and having a flip up region movable between a lowered position in which the flip up region covers at least a portion of the front panel to a raised position in which the portion of the front panel is exposed and the flip up region covers a face of the person, the flip up panel having an upper edge portion that is secured to the front panel around a front perimeter of the upper collar opening; and
the flip up region being formed from see-through mesh that obscures the portion of the front panel covered thereby when in the lowered position, and obscures the face of the person covered thereby when in the raised position while permitting the person to see through the mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,244,793

DEVICES FOR VAPORIZATION OF A SUBSTANCE

Juul Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A portable device for generating an inhalable vapor, the device comprising:an elongated main body having a tubular casing extending in a longitudinal direction, the elongated main body containing a vaporization chamber and a battery-powered heater, the battery-powered heater disposed to surround the vaporization chamber, the vaporization chamber disposed proximate to a first end of the elongated main body, the vaporization chamber having a depth in the longitudinal direction that is greater than a width in a lateral direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
a mouthpiece disposed proximate to the first end or a second end of the elongated main body, the mouthpiece configured to cover an opening into the vaporization chamber, the second end opposite the first end along the longitudinal direction, removal of the mouthpiece exposing the vaporization chamber, and replacement of the mouthpiece covering the vaporization chamber;
an insulator disposed to surround the battery-powered heater and the vaporization chamber;
a display configured to indicate the temperature of the vaporization chamber;
a microcontroller configured to regulate the temperature of the vaporization chamber; and
a controller configured to select from among a variety of temperature settings.

US Pat. No. 10,244,792

PERSONAL VAPORIZER

1. A personal vaporizer, comprising:an atomizer module having a proximal end and a distal end, and comprising a bowl and a coil arranged in or adjacent the bowl, the bowl configured to accept a wax having an essential oil, the bowl having an open proximal end, the open proximal end disposed at the proximal end of the atomizer module;
a battery assembly, the atomizer module connectable to the battery assembly so that actuation of the battery assembly delivers electrical energy to the coil, causing the coil to heat and vaporize a wax that may be in the bowl; and
a tank module selectively attachable to the proximal end of the atomizer module so that the atomizer module is disposed between the tank module and the battery assembly, the tank module comprising a fluid tank configured to contain a vaporizing liquid therewithin, a distal wall of the fluid tank comprising a fluid delivery hole, an elongated wick extending through and supported by the fluid delivery hole so that a proximal end of the wick is within the fluid tank and a distal end of the wick extends distally from the fluid tank, the wick configured to communicate vaporizing liquid from the fluid tank to the distal end of the wick;
wherein when the tank module is attached to the atomizer module the distal end of the wick extends into the bowl;
wherein when the tank module is removed from the atomizer module, the distal end of the wick is removed from the bowl, and the open proximal end of the bowl is accessible so as to place a wax into the bowl; and
wherein a wax placed in the atomizer module bowl and a vaporizing liquid supplied from the fluid tank to the atomizer module bowl can be simultaneously vaporized within the bowl by the coil so as to form a combined vapor by simultaneously vaporizing both the wax and the vaporizing liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,244,791

VAPORIZER WITH LOGIC NEED BASED MESSAGING PLATFORM

Lunatech, LLC, Encino, C...

1. An electronic vapor device comprising:a device processor operable for controlling the electronic vapor device;
a container for storing a vaporizable material containing nicotine;
a supply sensing component operatively connected to the device processor and controlled in part by the device processor, wherein the supply sensing component is configured to detect a plurality of status data associated with a supply of nicotine-containing vaporizable material stored in the container and transmit detected supply status data to the device processor;
a vaporizing component operatively coupled to the device processor and controlled in part by the device processor, wherein the vaporizing component is in fluid communication with the container for receiving at least a portion of the nicotine-containing vaporizable material therefrom, wherein the vaporizing component is operable to vaporize at least a portion of the nicotine containing vaporizable material received therein to generate a nicotine-containing vapor therefrom;
a vapor outlet coupled to the vaporizing component and configured to receive vapor generated by the vaporizing component, the vapor outlet operable to expel the generated nicotine containing vapor from the electronic vapor device for inhalation of at least a portion thereof by an associated user; a vaporizing status sensing component operatively connected to the device processor and controlled in part by the device processor, wherein the vaporizing status sensing component is configured to detect a plurality of vaporization data associated with vaporization of the nicotine containing vaporizable material and transmit detected vaporization data to the device processor; and a power source operatively coupled to the mixing component and the vaporizing component, wherein the power source is operable to generate a supply of power for operation of at least the mixing component, the vaporizing component, and combinations thereof; wherein the device processor is further operable to: receive at least a portion of the detected supply status data from the supply sensing component; receive at least a portion of the detected vaporization data from the vaporizing status sensing component; and determine, based on at least a portion of the detected supply status data and detected vaporization data, at least one nicotine usage condition and generate a plurality of nicotine consumption data therefrom, wherein the at least one nicotine usage condition comprises a concentration of nicotine present in the vapor generated by the vaporizing component.

US Pat. No. 10,244,790

CIGARETTE HOLDER WITH A MOUTHPIECE

1. A cigarette holder comprising:a mouthpiece and a plurality of chambers;
wherein the mouthpiece is attached to one of the plurality of chambers;
wherein each chamber selected from the plurality of chambers is differentiated from the plurality of chambers by a span of an inner diameter of a chamber cylinder;
wherein the mouthpiece further comprises a mouthpiece cylinder, a screen, and a chamber connection;
wherein the mouthpiece is further defined with a proximal end and an distal end;
wherein the mouthpiece is formed in the shape of a tube;
wherein the chamber connection attaches the mouthpiece to a chamber selected from the plurality of chambers;
wherein the chamber connection further comprises a ratchet rim;
wherein the ratchet rim is a ridge that is formed inside the distal end of the mouthpiece;
wherein the ratchet rim forms a catch surface that runs perpendicular to a centerline of the mouthpiece;
wherein the chamber connection further comprises a chamber plug;
wherein the chamber plug is a tube;
wherein the chamber plug is further defined with a proximal end and a distal end;
wherein the chamber plug further comprises a plurality of latch hooks and a plurality of compression channels;
wherein each individual latch hook is an angled surface that is formed on the proximal end of the chamber plug;
wherein each individual compression channel is a channel formed through a face of the chamber plug; and
wherein each individual latch hook is caught on the catch surface.

US Pat. No. 10,244,789

BEVERAGE CONTAINER ACCESSORY FOR AN ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE

1. A beverage container accessory for an electronic vaping device comprises:a beverage container;
a handle bridge;
a mounting hole;
a weighted plate;
the handle bridge being positioned offset from a base of the beverage container;
the handle bridge being laterally connected to the beverage container;
the weighted plate being positioned adjacent to the base of the beverage container;
the weighted plate being centrally mounted to the base of the beverage container;
the mounting hole traversing through the handle bridge;
the mounting hole being positioned parallel to a central axis of the beverage container; and
the mounting hole being positioned offset from the beverage container.

US Pat. No. 10,244,785

THREE-DIMENSIONAL COOKING MACHINE

MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional cooking machine, comprising:a control computer for storing an image file of a predetermined food model and outputting a control command corresponding to the image file of the food model; and
a food ingredient laminating device comprising an ink-jet printer, wherein the ink-jet printer is controlled to perform a three-dimensional food laminating operation according to the control command from the control computer, and the ink-jet printer comprises:
a working platform;
a movable carrying mechanism;
at least one printhead for ejecting a food ingredient, wherein the at least one printhead comprises a printhead platform, a food ingredient supply tank and a pressure regulator, wherein the food ingredient supply tank is located over the printhead platform and contains the food ingredient, and an internal pressure within the food ingredient supply tank is adjusted to be maintained at a negative pressure by the pressure regulator, wherein the printhead platform comprises a printhead chamber and plural nozzles, the plural nozzles are located under the printhead chamber, the plural nozzles are in communication with the printhead chamber, and the food ingredient supply tank and the pressure regulator are in communication with the printhead chamber, wherein the plural nozzles eject ink drops configured to be controlled to comply with the following conditions: a volume of each ink drop is in a range between 0.1˜20000 picoliter, a diameter of each ink drop is in a range between 0.05 and 200000 picometer, a volume error of each ink drop is 20%, and an ejection rate of each ink drop is in a range between 0-10000 drops/second; and
at least one base disposed on the working platform, wherein the movable carrying mechanism is located over the working platform, and movable along two horizontal axis directions and a vertical axis direction according to the control command from the control computer, wherein the at least one printhead is supported on the movable carrying mechanism, and freely moved along the two horizontal axis directions and the vertical axis direction to eject the food ingredient from the plural nozzles on the at least one base so as to produce a three-dimensional food product by laminating multiple layers of the food ingredient.

US Pat. No. 10,244,784

ROOT CROP WASHER

1. A root crop washer including a root crop washing apparatus and a stone separator mounted at an inlet of the root crop washing apparatus, the stone separator comprising a frusto-conical separator housing having a side wall which narrows between a top and a bottom of the separator housing, the separator housing having a root crop inlet and a root crop outlet spaced-apart from the root crop inlet at a top of the separator housing, the root crop outlet communicating with the inlet of the root crop washing apparatus, a first liquid stream generator for generating a first liquid stream within the separator housing travelling between the root crop inlet and the root crop outlet for delivery of the root crop from the inlet to the outlet, said first liquid stream generator comprising a vortex generator for swirling liquid within the separator housing for generating a vortex within the separator housing, said first liquid stream generator comprising set of paddles rotatably mounted within the separator housing and operable to impart a swirling motion to water within the separator housing such that the water swirls about a central vertical axis of the separator housing to support the root crop falling through the root crop inlet and swirl the root crop around the side wall of the separator housing between the root crop inlet and the root crop outlet for discharge into the root crop washing apparatus, and the stone separator further includes a second liquid stream generator for generating a second liquid stream within the separator housing travelling upwardly through the separator housing, wherein the separator housing has a waste outlet at a bottom of the separator housing, a waste removal conveyor is mounted below the waste outlet, and the waste removal conveyor is mounted within a water trough, said waste removal conveyor having an outlet end for discharge of material carried by the conveyor outwardly of the water trough.

US Pat. No. 10,244,783

FRUIT PIERCER WITH EXTERNAL DRIVE MECHANISM

Dunkley International, In...

1. A fruit piercer comprising:a frame assembly;
a needle assembly containing at least one needle;
a drum assembly fixed in position within the frame assembly comprising:
a drum configured with a plurality of pockets fixed in position within the frame assembly;
a support bearing;
a hub;
a drive shaft that connects to a the Geneva wheel on the exterior of the frame assembly; and
a plurality of trunnion wheels
a drive assembly comprising:
a source of rotary power;
an eccentric assembly;
a cam shaft;
a gib located on the exterior of the frame assembly;
a Geneva wheel located on the exterior of the frame assembly; and
a hopper assembly comprising:
a hopper;
a hopper shaft;
a hopper cam;
a roller; and
a spring.

US Pat. No. 10,244,774

COTTON CANDY PREPARING DEVICE

AGATSUMA CO., LTD, Tokyo...

1. A cotton candy preparing device, comprising:a main body portion;
a rotary pot that is incorporated in the main body portion and that has a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion, the rotary pot having a rotation shaft and a gear wheel plate attached to the rotation shaft;
a pan portion that is mounted above the main body portion so as to surround at least the pot upper portion,
wherein the pot upper portion is provided above the main body portion so as to project upwards therefrom and the pot upper portion is configured to separate from the pot bottom portion,
wherein the rotary pot has a detecting switch for detecting a cutoff of an electrical connection to a control integrated circuit that is configured to drive a heater or a motor when the pot upper portion is removed from the pot bottom portion;
a pot mounting base portion having a bearing plate at an upper end thereof, wherein the pot mounting base portion is provided at a bottom plate portion of the main body portion to thereby support rotatably the rotation shaft of the rotary pot, wherein the gear wheel plate is fixed to the rotation shaft in such a way that the gear wheel plate faces the bearing plate and is parallel therewith;
three electrode rings each having a circumferential annular shape centered at the rotation shaft, wherein the three electrode rings are provided on an upper surface of the bearing plate;
a plurality of metallic contacts provided on a lower surface of the gear wheel plate so as to be brought into contact with the three electrode rings; and
a power supply switch arranged in series with the detecting switch in a circuit via two electrode rings of the three electrode rings.

US Pat. No. 10,244,772

METHOD FOR CREATING LAYERED CHOCOLATE BODY AND CHOCOLATE MOLD FOR CREATION THEREOF

SAGRA, INC., Silverdale,...

1. A mold for forming a chocolate body comprising:a primary platform;
a secondary platform;
a tubular shell;
a shaft;
a lid;
a shaft covering;
a clamping mechanism;
a tilt mechanism;
the secondary platform being connected with the primary platform;
the tubular shell being perimetrically connected with the secondary platform;
the secondary platform being located in between the primary platform and the tubular shell;
the shaft being connected with the secondary platform;
the shaft being encircled by the tubular shell;
the lid being attached to the tubular shell;
the tubular shell being located in between the secondary platform and the lid;
the shaft covering being superimposed onto the shaft;
the tubular shell comprising an inner lateral surface, an outer lateral surface and an elongated slit;
the elongated slit radially traversing through the tubular shell from the inner lateral surface to the outer lateral surface;
the elongated slit longitudinally traversing through the tubular shell from the secondary platform to the lid;
the clamping mechanism perimetrically surrounding the outer lateral surface;
the tilt mechanism being connected with a bottom of the primary platform without being connected with the tubular shell and the clamping mechanism;
the primary platform being located in between the tilt mechanism and the secondary platform; and
the tilt mechanism being perimetrically coincident with the primary platform.

US Pat. No. 10,244,760

OPHTHALMIC AND CONTACT LENS SOLUTIONS CONTAINING SIMPLE SACCHARIDES AS PRESERVATIVE ENHANCERS

FXS VENTURES, LLC, Salem...

1. A method for providing an ophthalmic solution comprising:contacting an eye with a single-part solution comprising 0.00001 to 10.0 weight percent of a simple saccharide selected from a group consisting of an aldose, a triose, a tetrose, a pentose, a hextose, and a heptose;
at least 0.00001 weight percent of a preservative with a structure given by:

wherein n is a number between 1 and 500 and Z is a divalent bridging group; and
wherein the concentration of chloride in said solution is not more than 0.2 percent by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,244,757

N-CYCLOALKYL-N-{[2-(1-SUBSTITUTEDCYCLOALKYL)PHENYL]METHYLENE}-(THIO)CARBOXAMIDE DERIVATIVES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A compound of formula (II) or a salt thereof:whereinn is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
p is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5;
Z1 is a non-substituted C3-C7-cycloalkyl or a C3-C7-cycloalkyl substituted by up to 10 atoms or groups that can be the same or different and that are selected from the group consisting of halogen atoms, cyano, C1-C8-alkyl, C1-C8-halogenoalkyl comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different, C1-C8-alkoxy, C1-C8-halogenoalkoxy comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different, C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C8-halogenoalkoxycarbonyl comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different, C1-C8-alkylaminocarbonyl and di-C1-C8-alkylaminocarbonyl;
Z2 and Z3 are independently a hydrogen atom; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkenyl substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkynyl cyano; isonitrile; nitro; a halogen atom; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxy; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkenyloxy; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkynyloxy; substituted or non-substituted C3-C7-cycloalkyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfanyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfonyl substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfinyl; amino; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylamino; substituted or non-substituted di-C1-C8-alkylamino; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbamoyl; substituted or non-substituted di-C1-C8-alkylcarbamoyl or substituted or non-substituted N—C1-C8-alkyl-C1-C8-alkoxy-carbamoyl; or
Z2 and Z3 together with the carbon atom to which they are linked form a substituted or non-substituted C3-C7-cycloalkyl;
Z4 is a halogen atom; hydroxy; cyano; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkyl having 1 to 5 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkenyl C2-C8-halogenoalkenyl having 1 to 5 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkynyl; C2-C8-halogenoalkynyl having 1 to 5 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxy having 1 to 5 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfanyl; formyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbonyl; carboxy; or substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl;
each W is independently a halogen atom; nitro; cyano; isonitrile; hydroxy; amino; sulfanyl; pentafluoro-?6-sulfanyl; formyl; formyloxy; formylamino; substituted or non-substituted (hydroxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted (C1-C8-alkoxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted (C2-C8-alkenyloxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted (C2-C8-alkynyloxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted (benzyloxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; carboxy; carbamoyl; N-hydroxycarbamoyl; carbamate; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkenyl; C2-C8-halogenoalkenyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkynyl; C2-C8-halogenoalkynyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfanyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkylsulfanyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfinyl C1-C8-halogenoalkylsulfinyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfonyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkylsulfonyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylamino; substituted or non-substituted di-C1-C8-alkylamino; substituted or non-substituted C2-C8-alkenyloxy; C2-C8-halogenoalkenyloxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkynyloxy; C7-C8 halogenoalkynyloxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C3-C7-cycloalkyl; C3-C7-halogenocycloalkyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted (C3-C7-cycloalkyl)-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted C4-C7-cycloalkenyl; C4-C7-halogenocycloalkenyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted (C3-C7-cycloalkyl)-C2-C8-alkenyl; substituted or non-substituted (C3-C7-cycloalkyl)-C2-C8-alkynyl; substituted or non-substituted bicyclo[2.2.1]heptanyl substituted or non-substituted bicyclo[2.2.1]heptenyl; substituted or non-substituted tri(C1-C8)alkylsilyl; substituted or non-substituted tri(C1-C8)alkylsilyl-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbonyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkylcarbonyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbonyloxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkylcarbonyloxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbonylamino; C1-C8-halogenoalkylcarbonylamino having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxycarbonyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkyloxycarbonyloxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxycarbonyloxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylcarbamoyl; substituted or non-substituted di-C1-C8-alkylcarbamoyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylaminocarbonyloxy; substituted or non-substituted di-C1-C8-alkylaminocarbonyloxy; substituted or non-substituted N—(C1-C8-alkyl)hydroxy carbamoyl; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxycarbamoyl; substituted or non-substituted N—(C1-C8-alkyl)-C1-C8-alkoxycarbamoyl; aryl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-arylalkyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-arylalkenyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C2-C8-arylalkynyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; aryloxy that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; arylsulfanyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; arylamino that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-arylalkyloxy that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-arylalkylsulfanyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-arylalkylamino that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; C1-C8-heteroarylalkyl that can be substituted by up to 6 groups Q which can be the same or different; heteroaryl which can be substituted by up to 4 groups Q; or heteroaryloxy which can be substituted by up to 4 groups Q; or
Z4 and its vicinal substituent W, together with the carbon atom to which they are linked, form a substituted or non-substituted C4-C7-cycloalkyl;
each Y is independently a halogen atom; C1-C8-alkyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxy having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfanyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkylsulfanyl having 1 to 9 halogen atoms; or substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl; and
each Q is independently a halogen atom; cyano; nitro; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkyl comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkoxy; C1-C8-halogenoalkoxy comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different; substituted or non-substituted C1-C8-alkylsulfanyl; C1-C8-halogenoalkylsulfanyl comprising up to 9 halogen atoms that can be the same or different; substituted or non-substituted tri(C1-C8)alkylsilyl; substituted or non-substituted tri(C1-C8)alkylsilyl-C1-C8-alkyl; substituted or non-substituted (C1-C8-alkoxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl; or substituted or non-substituted (benzyloxyimino)-C1-C8-alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,244,754

PICOLINAMIDE N-OXIDE COMPOUNDS WITH FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITY

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A compound of Formula I,
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C5 alkyl or cycloalkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R3 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R4 is hydrogen, halo, hydroxyl, alkyl, or alkoxy;
R5 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R6 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R7;
R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl; and
R8 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6.

US Pat. No. 10,244,752

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITION

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A herbicidal composition comprising a compound represented by the formula (I):and2,4-D choline salt,
wherein the weight ration of the compound by the formula (I) to 2,4-D choline salt is from 1:0.2 to 1:200.

US Pat. No. 10,244,746

ARM REST FOR A FISHING POLE

1. An arm rest for a fishing pole comprising:a handle attachment bracket;
said handle attachment bracket having a through rod hole that is configured to accept a fishing pole;
said handle attachment bracket having at least two parallel openings therethrough that are perpendicular to said through rod hole;
a side support handle;
said support handle having complementary holes that align with said at least two parallel holes, and
a U-bolt that passes through said at least two parallel holes to secure said handle attachment bracket to said side support handle.

US Pat. No. 10,244,743

HOVERING FISHING LURE ASSEMBLY

1. A rudderless device for floating on a body of water, pulling through the body of water by a fishing line, and having a fishing lure such that the lure appears to be flying above the surface of the body of water and moving independent of a movement of a rudderless floating body of the device consisting of:a) the rudderless floating body of the device having a front first end and a second back end, a top surface, which floats above the surface of the body of water, and a bottom surface, which floats at or below the surface of the body of water in use wherein the floating body comprises a longitudinal keel on the bottom surface of the body positioned to help it glide through the water, is weighted to prevent the body from tipping over due to the weight of the fishing lure, and the body is tapered from the front first end to the back rear end such that the second end is wider than the first end;
b) a fishing line eyelet with the fishing line attached, the eyelet attached to the floating body front first end and fishing line pulling the device through the water; and
c) a single wire which is positioned on the top surface of the device and is of a length wherein at least 7 inches and no more than about 18 inches sticks out of the body off the second back end, is held removably in place by a spring loaded eyelet, and has a lure only attached directly to one end of the wire, wherein the wire is of a stiffness that the wire holds the lure from just above the water to about 12 inches above the water and flexes in response to movement of the floating body such that the lure appears to be flying independent of the rudderless floating body without dipping the lure into the water while the device is being pulled by the fishing line; and
d) a pair of wings on opposite sides of the body located at a waterline when the device is in use on the body of water.

US Pat. No. 10,244,740

FLASHING FISH LURE

1. A flashing fish lure, comprising:a body having front, rear, top and bottom portions and two opposing side surfaces;
a bore formed in the body;
a glow stick insertable into the bore;
at least one water wheel on or in the body, the water wheel being rotatable about a side-to-side axis as the body is pulled through water, the side-to-side axis being transverse to a direction the body is pulled;
each water wheel including at least one light-transmissive aperture extending therethrough and structurally aligned with the bore at a point in rotation about the side-to-side axis, such that as the at least one water wheel rotates about the side-to-side axis, light is intermittently communicated from the glow stick, through the at least one aperture, and out one or both of the two opposing side surfaces to appear as an intermittently radiated light.

US Pat. No. 10,244,737

MODULAR FORCE SENSOR SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR BEHAVIORAL MEASUREMENT

University of Kansas, La...

1. A device for measuring the behavior of a test subject having two or more feet and having a first weight, the device comprising:a high resolution force module having a first surface, the first surface comprising:
an array of force sensors each individual force sensor capable of sensing an individual force, each force sensor of the array of force sensors positioned within a predetermined distance from any adjacent force sensor of the array of force sensors;
a rigid support module have a first surface, wherein the rigid support module comprises on or more vacuum ports configured to preload at least one of the array of force sensors;
a flexible stack forming the first surface of the high resolution force modules, the flexible stack containing the array of force sensors, and the flexible stack being secured to the first surface of the rigid support module; and
a control system in functional communication with the high resolution force module, the control system comprising a processor and physical memory, the control system containing instructions stored in the physical memory that when executed by the processor, cause the control system to perform the following acts:
receiving a first signal from a first sensor of the array of force sensors corresponding to a first foot of the two or more feet and receiving a second signal for a second sensor of the array of force sensors corresponding to a second foot at a predetermined rate;
determining a first amount of force applied by the first foot based on the first signal;
determining a second amount of force applied by the second foot based on the second signal; and
determining behavior of said test subject with respect to the first surface of the high resolution force module based on the first amount of force and the second amount of force.

US Pat. No. 10,244,735

PET TREAT DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Starmark Pet Products, In...

1. An animal treat delivery system, comprising:an elongated body formed of an animal digestible material, said elongated body having an exterior surface and an interior surface defining an interior cavity extending along a longest dimension of the elongated body and terminating at an opening, wherein the interior surface includes a plurality of projections extending along the longest dimension of the elongated body and projecting from the interior surface into the interior cavity and terminating at free ends spaced apart from one another by at least at least an interior dimension; and
a plurality of discrete animal digestible treats disposed within the interior cavity of the elongated body, wherein:
the plurality of discrete animal digestible treats all have a first dimension less than the interior dimension;
one or more first treats among the plurality of discrete animal digestible treats are installed within the interior cavity in a first orientation such that the first treats easily slide along the interior cavity between the free ends of the plurality of projections; and
one or more second treats among of the plurality of discrete animal digestible treats have a second dimension fitting with interference fit in the interior dimension, and wherein the second treats are wedged between the free ends of the plurality of projections in a second orientation different from the first orientation, such that the one or more second treats temporarily retain the one or more first treats within the interior cavity and temporarily prevent the one or more first treats from sliding out the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,244,734

AUTOMATED PET FOOD DISPENSING MACHINE

1. A device for use in animal husbandry comprising:a housing, a mechanism, and a scheduler;
wherein the device for use in animal husbandry is designed for unattended operation;
wherein the device for use in animal husbandry is adapted for use with cans;
wherein the device for use in animal husbandry is further adapted for use with animals;
wherein the device for use in animal husbandry stores and opens canned food intended for consumption by animals;
wherein the device for use in animal husbandry further dispenses said canned food to make it available for consumption by an animal;
wherein the housing is a rigid casing that further comprises a container and a serpentine storage channel;
wherein the container is a hollow rigid structure;
wherein the container further comprises a bowl, a feed port, a can port, and a discharge port;
wherein the container is further defined with a first side, a second side, a third side, a fourth side, a fifth side, and a sixth side;
wherein the can port is an aperture formed in the second side;
wherein the can port is sized to receive the canned food;
wherein the discharge port is an aperture formed in the third side;
wherein the discharge port is sized to allow empty cans to be discharged from the device for use in animal husbandry
wherein the feed port is an aperture that is formed in the fourth side of the container;
wherein the bowl attaches to the container underneath the feed port;
wherein the serpentine storage channel is a gravity driven rack system;
wherein the serpentine storage channel serpentine storage channel stores the canned food;
wherein the serpentine storage channel is further defined with an intake end and a discharge end;
wherein the serpentine storage channel is inclined;
wherein the mechanism comprises a plurality of can openers, a first roller, a first roller motor, and a piston;
wherein the mechanism opens the canned food;
wherein the mechanism discharges the contents of the canned food through the feed port;
wherein the mechanism discharges the empty can through the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,244,732

MILKING DEVICE

LELY PATENT N.V., Maassl...

1. A milking device, comprising:a platform which is rotatable in a direction of rotation and includes an edge and a plurality of milking stations, and milking means for milking a dairy animal;
a plurality of feeding troughs which are distributed along the edge outside of the platform, and fixed on a fixed world frame and configured to be within reach of dairy animals on the milking stations; wherein the plurality of feeding troughs are not rotatable with the platform when the platform rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,244,731

FOURTEEN-DEVICE-IN-ONE CRUMPLABLE-SEATBELTABLE-RAMPABLE-LEGGABLE-TOP-PANEL PET CRATE, HAVING CRUMPLABLE-SEATBELTABLE-RAMPABLE-LEGGABLE-TOP-PANEL SYSTEM, TOP PANEL-LOCKING-AND-RELEASING STOPPER-AND-HOOK SYSTEMS, SIDE PANEL-LOCKING-AND-RELEASING STOPPER-AND

1. A fourteen-device-in-one crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable-top-panel pet crate, having a thickness, comprising:a crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel
for functioning as a hanger to hang said pet crate on a latch of an open tailgate of an SUV,
for functioning as an arm to attach said pet crate to a top edge of a closed tailgate of an SUV,
for functioning as a lid to hook said pet crate on a latch of an engine hood of an SUV,
for functioning as a convertor to clamp said pet crate to a top edge of an open door of an SUV,
for functioning as a car-seat fastener to fasten said pet crate to a car seat of an SUV,
for functioning as a spike to dig into slanted sandy beach,
for functioning as a spike to dig into slanted carpeted floor,
for functioning as a leg to support said pet crate,
for functioning as a ladder to allow a pet to walk up to or to walk down from a back of an SUV,
for functioning as a ramp to allow a pet to walk up to or to walk down from a back of an SUV,
for functioning as a ladder to allow a pet to walk up to or to walk down from a seat of an SUV
for reducing said thickness of said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable-top-panel pet crate when said pet crate is folded to reduce space needed in shipping container to significantly reduce shipping cost of said pet crate,
for being an anchor when attached to seat or headrest or ceiling of automobile to provide immobilization of said pet crate while traveling,
for being a crumple zone when attached to seat or headrest of automobile to provide safety to pets in event of accident,
for being detached from said pet crate to convert said fully enclosed pet crate into open-top pet playpen,
for being quickly and easily removed to create one or multiple pet playpens or pet runs,
for being removed to create an open-top crate to make accessible for pets to create non-confining environment for pets or to create headroom for tall pet or to create way for pets to climb out of said pet crate or to jump out on adjacent playing or resting ramp or
balcony or patio to create multiple different configurations of pet runs or to allow pets to sit or stand or play or rest or sleep or climb upon,
for functioning as suspended top panel at different elevations,
for functioning as multi-pet divider or partition to accommodate two or more pets in side-by-side compartments,
for being secured to allow said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to function as vertically-adjustable-height ceiling,
for functioning as multi-story floor to accommodate two or more pets in separate compartments stacked vertically, and
for functioning as wall or bridge between a plurality of said pet crates to provide a dry above-ground walking surface for pets;
a bottom panel for functioning as a floor;
a left panel having first opening therein for functioning as a wall;
a right panel for functioning as a wall;
a front panel having second opening therein for functioning as a wall;
a rear panel for functioning as a wall;
a urine-waste-catching tray disposed on said bottom panel
for catching urine and waste and
for storing said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel therein to significantly reduce said thickness when said pet crate is folded for storage and transportation;
a removable multi-elevation mezzanine
for creating multiple pet-containing compartments to accommodate two or more pets,
for creating multiple sized pet-containing compartments to accommodate pet growth from puppy to adult stage,
for creating multiple sized pet-containing compartments to accommodate large and small pets simultaneously,
for separating multiple pets to allow multiple pets to sleep or rest or play simultaneously therein,
for providing vertical separating means within said pet crate to confine multiple pets in independent compartments side by side to function as partition or as divide,
for providing horizontal separating means within said pet crate to confine multiple pets in independent compartments above or below one another,
for providing means to create horizontal platform within said pet crate to function as pet mezzanine or pet shelf or pet step or pet floor or pet ceiling,
for providing means to attach to the interior or exterior of said pet crate to function as a pet bridge or pet step or gate or support to said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel, and
for providing means to connect between a plurality of said pet crates as exterior panel to function as wall or floor;
a plurality of panel-coupling clips
each having a C shape for hingeably coupling said bottom, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels together;
a panel-folding clamp
foldably hinged to said bottom panel for releasably clamping said top, said bottom, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels together when said pet crate is folded;
a tray-locking clamp
foldably hinged to said bottom panel for releasably locking said urine-waste-catching tray inside said pet crate;
a plurality of top arms
each having a two-parallel-I shape and welded to said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel;
a plurality of top stoppers
each having a two-parallel-C shape and molded to corresponding ends of said top arms for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to warp, to bend, and to wobble and for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to fold;
a plurality of top hooks
each having a two-parallel-C shape and molded to corresponding ends of said top stoppers for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to warp, to bend, and to wobble and for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to fold;
a plurality of side arms
each having a two-parallel-I shape and welded to said left and said right panels;
a plurality of side hooks
each having a two-parallel-C shape and molded to corresponding ends of said side arms for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to warp, to bend, and to wobble and for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to fold;
a plurality of side stoppers
each having a two-parallel-C shape and molded to corresponding ends of said side hooks for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to warp, to bend, and to wobble and for resisting said top, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels to fold;
a plurality of removable crumple-zone multi-elevation locking clamps
each having a ring shape for being grasped,
for attaching said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to seat or headrest of automobile to be crumple zone to absorb collision force and provide safety to pets in event of accident, and
for attaching to U-shaped locking hook of tailgate of automobile to be an anchor to allow said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to function as a ramp for pets to enter or exit rear compartment of automobile;
a plurality of removable crumple-zone multi-elevation locking double clips
each having a two-tandem-C shape and respectively molded to a corresponding end of said removable crumple-zone multi-elevation locking clamps for attaching and removing said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to and from said removable multi-elevation mezzanine, said bottom, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels at a plurality of angles and elevations,
for attaching and removing said removable multi-elevation mezzanine to and from said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel, said bottom, said left, said right, said front, and said rear panels at a plurality of angles and elevations,
for attaching and removing said pet crate to and from additional pet crate,
for attaching said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to be anchor when attached to seat, headrest or ceiling of automobile to provide immobilization of said pet crate while traveling, and
for attaching said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to seat or headrest of automobile to function as crumple zone to absorb collision force and provide safety to pets in event of accident;
a plurality of removable crumple-zone multi-elevation accessory-hanging ring hooks
each having a C shape and respectively molded to a corresponding end of said removable crumple-zone multi-elevation locking clamps for attaching said crumplable-seatbeltable-rampable-leggable top panel to seat or headrest of automobile to function as crumple zone to absorb collision force and provide safety to pets in event of accident,
for hooking and holding a towel thereon,
for hooking and holding a napkin thereon,
for hooking and holding medicine thereon, and
for hooking and holding a toy thereon;
first and second doors respectively hinged on said left and said front panels for respectively closing and opening said first and said second openings;
first and second push-rod hinges respectively welded to said first and said second doors;
first and second push-rods respectively and rotatably attached to said first and said second push-rod hinges;
first and second push-rod levers respectively welded to said first and said second push-rods; and
first and second push-rod-locking rings respectively welded to said left and said front panels for respectively and releasably locking said first and said second push-rods therein.

US Pat. No. 10,244,729

MILK SAMPLING DEVICE

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A milk sampling device comprising;a housing (3) forming an inner space, the housing having an inner surface (11a, 12a) and an inlet opening (4a) to the inner space;
a deflector member (13) provided with an upper surface (13a) with a periphery edge portion (13b), where a flow passage (18) is formed between the periphery edge portion (13b) of the deflector member (13) and the inner surface (11a, 12a) of the housing (3), the deflector member (13) being mounted in the inner space of the housing (3) in a position below the inlet opening (4a), the deflector member (13) being configured to receive and temporarily accumulate milk entering the housing (3) through the inlet opening (4a); and
a milk sampling passage (5) with at least one opening (5a) which constitutes a part of the flow passage (18),
wherein a plurality of upwardly extending members (13c) are arranged on the upper surface (13a) of the deflector member (13) at a distance from each other in a vicinity of the periphery edge portion (13b) of the deflector member (13) such that flow channels (13d) are formed between adjacent ones of the upwardly extending members (13c) along the periphery edge portion (13b) of the deflector member (13), and
wherein the deflector member (13) is configured to temporarily accumulate milk entering the housing through the inlet opening (4a) and distribute the milk through the flow channels into the flow passage (18), and from the flow passage (18) into the at least one opening (5a) of the milk sampling passage (5).

US Pat. No. 10,244,692

METHOD OF IMPROVED PLANT BREEDING

BASF Plan Science GmbH, ...

1. A plant breeding system for high throughput analysis of genetic traits in plants, comprising:(a) a first transporter system comprising a plurality of co-extensive storage transporters and a transfer conveyor adjacent to an end portion of the co-extensive storage transporters,
wherein each storage transporter provides support for a row of several containers charged with growing medium of uniform characteristics, each container comprising one or more plants and each plant or container being associated with a machine-readable identification that distinguishes the plant or container from other plants or containers,
wherein each storage transporter comprises a belt supporting the row of several containers, the belt being pulled back or forth by a motor allowing transport of the containers to or from the transfer conveyor;
wherein the transfer conveyor cooperates with the storage transporters to allow the containers to be transported back and/or forth from one storage transporter to another storage transporter;
(b) a continuous system for digital imaging of a plant comprising a second transporter system for moving one or more plants at one or more intervals during its growing cycle through the system for digital imaging while being turned and imaged in a controlled manner, a belt mechanism for turning the containers in a controlled manner, and one or more digital imaging devices,
wherein the belt mechanism of the system for digital imaging comprises time-belts,
wherein the time-belts and/or the containers are coated with a friction material having a coefficient of friction of about 0.6 or more,
wherein the time-belts are positioned in order to grip the sides of the containers; and
(c) a computer apparatus for analyzing digital images and/or information of one or more characteristics of the one or more plants taken with the one or more digital imaging devices.

US Pat. No. 10,244,690

STRUCTURE OF PLANTING TRAY

1. An improved structure of a planting tray, including:a planting tray set on a channel component; wherein
multiple planting holes, each having one side and another side, and gradually narrowing from the one side to the other side, are evenly distributed on the planting tray,
a foam filling member is placed in each of the multiple planting holes,
multiple convex positioning protrusions are formed on an inner side of each of the multiple planting holes for holding the foam filling member, so that planted plants passing through each of the multiple planting holes are supported by each foam filling member,
for each of the multiple planting holes, an outer perimeter of an opening at the one side has two first diametrically opposed side concave portions and two second diametrically opposed side concave portions,
wherein the two first diametrically opposed side concave portions each have a greater degree of curvature than the two second diametrically opposed side concave portions; and
wherein each of the multiple convex positioning protrusions separate each of the side concave portions from an adjacent of the side concave portions, and each of the multiple convex positioning protrusions extend inwardly relative to the side concave portions and terminate at a position above a bottom of each of the multiple planting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,244,688

METHOD FOR INSTALLING IRRIGATION DRIP LINE COUPLERS

1. A method of installing a drip line to a main drip line comprising the steps of:puncturing the main drip line with a needle member of an integral tool creating a hole;
attaching the drip line to a drip line coupler of the type having a first male end for insertion into the main drip line and having a second male end for insertion into an end of the drip line, and a shoulder member intermediate of the first end and the second end, the shoulder member having an external diameter;
inserting the second male end of the drip line coupler into the end of the drip line; and
pushing the first male end of the drip line coupler into the hole with a head member of the integral tool, the head member comprising a first leg member and a second leg member, wherein a slot is defined between the first leg member and the second leg member, wherein the slot has a width smaller than the external diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,244,686

LANDSCAPING TOOL FOR EDGING AND GRADING

1. A landscaping tool comprising:a substantially vertical blade, the blade comprising a first end, a second end, a top edge, a bottom edge, a front side and a back side;
a substantially vertical cutting edge disposed on the first end of the blade;
a grader disposed at the second end of the blade, the grader arching away from the blade in the direction of the front side of the blade;
a substantially horizontal cultivator disposed along the bottom edge of the blade at substantially a right angle to the blade, the cultivator comprising a leading edge and a boundary edge, the cultivator being angled in the direction of grader such that the angle between the substantially vertical cutting edge and the leading edge of the cultivator is greater than ninety degrees;
a juncture formed at the union of the cutting edge of the blade and the leading edge of the cultivator.

US Pat. No. 10,244,685

STRAW CHOPPERS FOR AN ARTICULATED HARVESTING COMBINE

Tribine Industries LLC, ...

1. Straw chopper assemblies for a harvesting combine having a rotor and cage threshing assembly, which comprises:(a) straw chopper assemblies located on each side of the rotor discharge, the straw chopper assemblies accept straw material exiting the rotor, each straw chopper assembly comprising:
(i) a curvilinear cage having an interior opening that accepts the rotor discharged straw material, and an opening that distributes chopped straw material to outside of the harvesting combine;
(ii) a rotating assembly of knives housed within the curvilinear cage having slots between adjacent rotating knives;
(iii) a shaft captured stationary assembly of knives movable for the rotating knives to pass fully, partially, or not at all between adjacent pairs of stationary knives, the stationary knife assembly comprising partial circular shaped knives such that the partial circular shaped knives fill the rotating knife assembly slots that the stationary knives are movable within to contain the rotor discharged straw material within the straw chopper assembly;
(b) outlets in chopped straw material communication with the curvilinear cage opening through which the chopped straw material is discharged onto the ground adjacent to a side of the harvesting combine; and
(c) hoods located over each of the outlets that direct the discharged chopped straw material onto the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,244,683

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR COMBINE HARVESTER PROCESSOR AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SUCH

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A combine harvester comprising:an axial flow crop processor with a rotor mounted for rotation inside a rotor housing arranged substantially longitudinally with respect to the harvester;
a feed beater mounted for rotation on a substantially transverse axis and serving to tangentially impel crop material into the crop processor;
a multi-speed beater drive system comprising:
a beater shaft upon which the beater is mounted via bearings to permit relative rotational movement;
a secondary shaft arranged parallel to the beater shaft;
a first selectable drive path between the beater shaft and the beater; and,
a second, alternate, selectable drive path between the secondary shaft and the beater; and
a grain cleaning shoe driven via a driveline which includes the secondary shaft;
wherein both the beater shaft and the secondary shaft are driven simultaneously during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,244,681

DUAL CAM CONTROLLED REEL TINES

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A crop-harvesting header for use with an agricultural harvesting machine, the header having a reel positioned in the forward part thereof for manipulating a crop to be harvested, the reel comprising:a center structural member extending along the length of the reel, the center structural member being rotatable about an axis of the reel;
a plurality of rotatably mounted tine-supporting members at angularly spaced positions around the axis of the reel, each tine supporting member having a tine axis, wherein each of the plurality of tine-supporting members has a plurality of tines that project outwardly for engaging the crop; and
a dual-cam linkage system configured to change an angular orientation of each of the plurality of tine-supporting members and the tines mounted thereon, wherein for each of the plurality of tine-supporting members the dual-cam linkage system comprises:
a first cam track around the rotational axis of the reel that has a rotational center that is offset from the rotational axis of the reel such that a distance between the first cam track and the rotational axis varies according to a position on the first cam track around the rotational axis;
a second cam track having a fixed spatial relationship with the tine axis of the tine-supporting member;
a pivoting linkage comprising:
a crank, the crank having a first end attached to the tine-supporting member;
an arm, the arm having an outer end attached to a second end of the crank;
a first cam follower attached at an inner end of the arm, the first cam follower engaging the first cam track; and
a second cam follower attached to the arm at a position between the first cam follower and the crank, the second cam follower engaging the second cam track such that the fixed spatial relationship of the second cam track with the tine axis of the respective tine-supporting member guides movement of the arm as a distance of the first cam follower from the rotational axis of the reel is changed by the first cam such that rotational movement of the reel causes the dual-cam linkage system to change an angular orientation of each of the plurality of tine-supporting members and the tines mounted thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,244,680

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR HEADER HEIGHT CONTROLLER WITH OPERATOR FEEDBACK

Headsight, Inc., Bremen,...

1. A method of calibrating a header height controller, the header height controller comprising processing circuitry capable of receiving output signals from a plurality of height sensors mounted to a header, the output signals variable in magnitude with respect to changes in height of the header relative to a surface, the header height controller responsive to the output signals from the plurality of height sensors, the method comprising the steps of:moving the header through a range of motion relative to a surface;
as the header moves through the range of motion, receiving and storing at predetermined sampling intervals the output signal magnitudes for each of the plurality of height sensors;
defining a Set Point C Magnitude (“SPCM”) for each of the plurality of height sensors, wherein the SPCM is the magnitude of the output signal when the header is at a lowest point of the range of motion;
defining a Set Point A Magnitude (“SPAM”) for each of the plurality of height sensors, wherein the SPAM is the magnitude of the output signal at a predetermined elevation above the lowest point of the range of motion;
identifying anomalies between the output signal magnitudes at predefined points of the sampling intervals of each of the plurality of height sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,244,679

FLOW RATE CONTROL FOR A COMBINE HARVESTER UNLOADING SYSTEM

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A grain unloading system for a combine harvester comprising:a grain bin comprising a frame, the frame comprising a floor with a trough disposed therein;
an unloading auger disposed at least partially within the trough;
an auger cover that at least partially covers the auger, the auger cover comprising a hat for a top portion of the auger cover and a pair of gates movable between the hat and locations on the floor that are proximal to the trough;
a gate adjustment structure coupled to the pair of gates to move the pair of gates relative to the auger; and
a control system coupled to the gate adjustment structure and configured to control the gate adjustment structure;wherein the gates are each provided with a plurality of external projections comprising outwardly-projecting fingers that extend in a direction away from the auger to agitate and dislodge blocked crop.

US Pat. No. 10,244,673

AGRICULTURAL AIR CART BLOWER FAN ARRANGEMENT

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural implement, comprising:a chassis;
a plurality of wheels coupled to the chassis; and
a pneumatic distribution system coupled to the chassis, the pneumatic distribution system including:
at least one tank capable of storing and releasing agricultural product;
a metering arrangement including conduit capable of transporting the agricultural product; and
a blower fan arrangement configured to transport the agricultural product, the blower fan arrangement including a first blower fan and a second blower fan, each blower fan having an air inlet and an air outlet, and a transition section fluidly coupling the air outlet of the first blower fan with the air inlet of the second blower fan,
wherein the transition section includes an inlet end and an outlet end, and is generally pyramid-shaped with a truncated inlet end smaller than the outlet end, and
wherein the transition section has a generally square-shaped cross-section of the outlet end.

US Pat. No. 10,244,671

TURF TREATMENT

RICHARD CAMPEY LIMITED, ...

1. Equipment adapted for the treatment of turf, including turf reinforced with artificial grass fibres, the turf comprising grass planted in a matrix of sand or soil, and thatch, by removing the grass, the thatch, and the matrix of sand or soil to a depth d below a surface level of the matrix, the equipment comprising a horizontal rotor having blades having peripherally distributed teeth at least of length d, and drive means to traverse and rotate the horizontal rotor over the turf, characterised by blade height control means adapted to deploy the peripherally distributed teeth to a depth d below the surface level of the matrix to remove the grass, the thatch, and the matrix of sand or soil.
US Pat. No. 10,246,696

PECTINASES WITH IMPROVED THERMOSTABILITY

Metgen OY, Kaarina (FI)

1. A polypeptide with pectate lyase activity, the polypeptide comprising:an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to the amino acid according to SEQ ID NO: 1, and a small, polar, non-charged amino acid residue at an amino acid position corresponding to position 235 in SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the polypeptide has an improved thermostability compared to an identical polypeptide not having said substitution.
US Pat. No. 10,246,697

COLISTIN SYNTHETASES AND CORRESPONDING GENE CLUSTER

Centre National de la Rec...


the bold amino acids D216, G217, F220, F259, L283, G285, V309, V317, Y318, and K505 being conserved and forming a binding pocket specific for a leucine, isoleucine or valine residue.
US Pat. No. 10,247,722

USE OF COMPOUNDS INHIBITING APELIN / APJ / GP130 SIGNALING FOR TREATING CANCER

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A method for identifying compounds capable of inhibiting Cancer Stem Cells properties, wherein said properties are potency, self-renewal, and survival, said method comprising the steps:a) contacting cells that have been transfected with exogenous nucleotide vectors expressing the co-receptors APJ and GP130 or are Cancer Stem Cells expressing the co-receptors APJ and GP130 with the Apelin polypeptide and a candidate compound,
b) detecting the activation level of an Apelin-dependent signaling pathway in the cells contacted in step a), and
c) detecting the activation level of an Apelin-dependent signaling pathway in cells that have been transfected with exogenous nucleotide vectors expressing the co-receptors APJ and GP130 or are Cancer Stem Cells expressing the co-receptors APJ and GP130 contacted only with the Apelin polypeptide;
wherein a candidate compound that impairs the activation level of an Apelin-dependent signaling pathway in cells from step a) as compared with cells from step c) is capable of inhibiting the potency and/or the self-renewal and/or the survival of Cancer Stem Cells.
US Pat. No. 10,246,700

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GENE PURIFICATION AND IMAGING

NanoString Technologies, ...

1. A cartridge configured for purifying a hybridized target molecule sample and imaging a hybridized target molecule, comprising:a sample input area configured to hold a target molecule sample, the sample comprising:
a plurality of hybridized complexes comprising a plurality of target molecules each hybridized with a first probe and a second probe,
a plurality of non-hybridized first probes, and
a plurality of non-hybridized second probes;
a first binding chamber configured to receive or contain a first affinity matrix and to receive the sample, wherein:
the first affinity matrix is functionalized with first molecules configured to bind with the non-hybridized first probes and hybridized complexes of the sample during a first period of time;
the first binding chamber is additionally configured to receive a first buffer to remove non-hybridized second probes from the sample after the non-hybridized first probes and hybridized complexes of the sample bind with the first affinity matrix;
a first elution channel attached to the first binding chamber and a means for heating, and which is configured to receive the first affinity matrix after the first period of time and configured for heating the first affinity matrix to elute a first eluted sample comprising the plurality of hybridized complexes and plurality of non-hybridized first probes;
a second binding chamber configured to receive or contain a second affinity matrix and to receive the first eluted sample, wherein:
the second affinity matrix is functionalized with second molecules configured to bind with the hybridized complexes during a second period of time;
the second binding chamber is additionally configured to receive a second buffer to remove at least non-hybridized first probes;
a second elution channel attached to the second binding chamber and a means for heating, and which is configured to receive the second affinity matrix after the second period of time and configured for heating the second affinity matrix to elute a second eluted sample comprising the plurality of hybridized complexes; and
a binding area having an active binding surface configured to receive the second eluted sample and bind with the hybridized complexes.
US Pat. No. 10,247,725

CAPTURE, IDENTIFICATION AND USE OF A NEW BIOMARKER OF SOLID TUMORS IN BODY FLUIDS

CREATV MICROTECH INC., P...

1. A method of screening a subject for cancer, comprising detecting circulating Cancer Associated Macrophage-Like cells (CAMLs) in a biological sample from a subject previously determined to be high risk for cancer, wherein said detecting comprises:(a) isolating intact cells of between 20 and 300 micron in size from a biological sample obtained from a subject using a microfilter having pores of about 7-8 micros, wherein the biological sample is peripheral blood, and
(b) selecting multi-nucleated cells isolated in (a) expressing one or more of the following markers: endothelial cell markers CD146, CD202b, and CD31, and monocyte cell markers CD11c and CD14, wherein antibodies are used to select cells expressing the one or more markers, thereby detecting CAMLs in a biological sample from a subject,
wherein when CAMLs are detected in the biological sample, the subject is determined to have cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,247,731

SYSTEM FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY TARGETING TUMOR PROPAGATION AND PROGRESSION

Verik Bio, Inc., Benson,...

1. An isolated tumor C-RC cell population prepared by(a) obtaining a tumor sample from an individual;
(b) cultivating the tumor sample under conditions that induce a stress response in non-C-RC differentiating and differentiated cells leading to apoptosis and necrosis but permit C-RC cells to propagate through the activation of a regenerative response;
(c) isolating the dominant actively expanding, most rapidly dividing population of cells from step (b); and
(d) culturing the cells to obtain a population of 51% to 100% C-RC,
in a serum-free, defined cell culture medium containing agents selected from the group consisting of agents inducing the apoptosis and/or necrosis of the cells, cAMP elevating agents, agents inhibiting cell-cell adhesion, nitric oxide, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?), interleukin 1-beta (IL1-?), interferon-gamma (IFN-?), agents disrupting cell adhesion, agents interfering with survival of more differentiated cells, and calcium in a concentration of less than about 1 mM calcium,
wherein 80-100% of the C-RC population consists of actively expanding and dividing VSEC, SDEC and SCEC cells and abnormal transit amplifying cells.
US Pat. No. 10,247,732

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING AND PREDICTING THE COURSE OF PROSTATE CANCER

Indiana University Resear...

1. A method of treating a patient having prostate cancer, the method comprising:identifying the patient as having prostate cancer by detecting an increased expression level of Forkhead-box A1 (FOXA1) in a sample obtained from the patient, wherein the FOXA1 expression level identifies the patient as having prostate cancer; and
treating the patient with at least one compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof selected from the group consisting of paclitaxel, docetaxel, cisplatin, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluoro uridine, leucovorin, irinotecan, carboplatin, doxorubicin, fluorouracil carboplatin, edatrexate, gemcitabine, vinorelbine and combinations thereof by administering the at least one compound or the pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,247,733

ANTIBODY FOR DETECTING EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER MARKER AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER

National Institute of Adv...

1. A method for diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer, comprising:(a) quantitatively detecting a ?-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5B polypeptide fragment present in a sample derived from a test subject using at least one anti-?-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5B monoclonal antibody, or antibody fragment thereof, and
(b) determining that the test subject is diagnosed to be likely to have epithelial ovarian cancer when the results of quantitatively detecting the ?-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5B polypeptide fragment are greater than a predetermined cut-off value,
wherein the predetermined cut-off value is the 95th percentile of the quantitative detection results of the ?-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5B polypeptide fragment in the sample derived from normal individuals or patients other than epithelial ovarian cancer patients,
wherein the anti-?-1,6-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 5B monoclonal antibody is produced by a hybridoma identified by International Accession No. FERM BP-11496, FERM BP-11497, FERM BP-11498, or FERM BP-11499.
US Pat. No. 10,247,734

LECTINS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE DETECTION OF PATHOLOGICAL STATE MARKERS

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A monomeric, single polypeptide chain lectin having a ?-propeller architecture, said lectin comprising 4 to 7 peptide modules,wherein each module comprises about 30 to 60 amino acids;
wherein each module comprises a glycan binding site;
wherein at least one glycan binding site comprises at least one mutation, said mutation altering glycan binding;
wherein each module is linked to another module with a peptide linker; and
wherein at least one peptide linker is an exogenous peptide linker.
US Pat. No. 10,247,735

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING GLUCOSE METABOLISM

The J. David Gladstone In...


where X1 is any amino acid;
ii) a GTPase selected from Rab31 and Rab5; and
iii) a test agent; and
b) determining the effect of the test agent on binding of the intracellular domain of p75NTR to Rab31 or Rab5,
wherein a test agent that inhibits binding of the intracellular domain of p75NTR to Rab31 or Rab5 is a candidate agent for reducing blood glucose levels and/or increasing insulin sensitivity.
US Pat. No. 10,247,736

IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF BIOMARKERS FOR EVALUATING THE RISK OF PRETERM BIRTH

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY,...

1. A method of identifying subjects at risk for preterm birth, the method comprising the steps of:(a) protein depleting a serum or blood sample from a pregnant subject, wherein the protein depleting includes treating the serum or blood sample with a volume of acetonitrile;
(b) fractionating the protein depleted sample to isolate at least one biomarker selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, and SEQ ID NO: 3;
(c) detecting a concentration of the at least one isolated biomarker by mass spectrometry; and
(d) identifying the pregnant subject as being at risk for preterm birth when the concentration of the at least one isolated biomarker is less than a control concentration of the at least one biomarker.
US Pat. No. 10,247,737

KITS FOR CLASSIFYING A SUBJECT HAVING OR AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS

Chu Sainte-Justine, (CA)...

1. A kit for classifying a subject having idiopathic scoliosis (IS) or at risk of developing IS comprising:(a) a purified recombinant osteopontin (rOPN) preparation; and
(b) a ligand for Gi stimulation;
wherein said kit optionally further comprises in addition to (a) and (b),
(c) a ligand for Gs stimulation; and/or
(d) one or more antibodies for detecting Gi? phosphorylation.
US Pat. No. 10,247,739

METHOD FOR IMMUNOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT USING A HAPTEN AND ANTIBODY BINDING TO THE HAPTEN AS REFERENCE ANTIBODY AND DEVICE FOR IMMUNOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT USING THE REFERENCE ANTIBODY

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A method for the immunological measurement of a test substance in a sample using a hapten and a hapten antibody binding to the hapten, comprising the steps ofallowing the test substance in the sample to bind to a test probe specific to the test substance to form a complex of the test substance and the test probe in a conjugate zone, and
allowing the hapten or the hapten antibody to bind to a reference probe specific to the hapten or the hapten antibody to form a complex of the hapten and the reference probe or a complex of the hapten antibody and the reference probe in the conjugate zone;
spreading the complex of the test substance and the test probe to a test zone, and allowing the complex of the test substance and the test probe to bind to a capture antibody against the test substance;
spreading the complex of the hapten and the reference probe or the complex of the hapten antibody and the reference probe to the reference zone, and allowing the complex of the hapten and the reference probe or the complex of the hapten antibody and the reference probe to bind to the hapten antibody or the hapten;
measuring a detectable signal emitted by the test probe in the test zone through binding with the capture antibody and the reference probe in the reference zone through binding with the hapten or the hapten antibody; and
analyzing the signal to measure the test substance in the sample,
wherein the hapten antibody comprises i) a heavy-chain variable region CDR1 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, ii) a heavy-chain variable region CDR2 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4, iii) a heavy-chain variable region CDR3 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 5, iv) a light-chain variable region CDR1 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 6, v) a light-chain variable region CDR2 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 7, and vi) a light-chain variable region CDR3 having an amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 8.
US Pat. No. 10,246,720

PLANTS HAVING ENHANCED NITROGEN EFFICIENCY

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A transgenic monocot plant, plant cell or plant part comprising a polynucleotide encoding an alanine aminotransferase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 3 operably linked to a PBpr1 promoter comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID No. 1.
US Pat. No. 10,246,721

SUGAR TRANSPORTERS

Carnegie Institution of W...

1. A method of inhibiting the expression or activity of a SWEET transporter in a plant cell, the method comprising transforming the plant cell with an expression vector, the expression vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence coding for one or more polynucleotides that form a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) to inhibit a nucleic acid sequence in the plant cell coding for at least one of a SWEET4 transporter, a SWEET15 transporter, and a SWEET17 transporter, wherein said nucleic acid sequence is expressed in said plant cell, which, when said nucleic acid sequence is expressed said dsRNA is formed, wherein said dsRNA reduces sugar efflux out of the plant cell, wherein the plant cell is from or in soybean, rice, tomato, alfalfa, potato, pea, grasses, herbs, trees, algae, mosses, fungi, vines, ferns, bushes, barley, wheat, hops, maize, lettuce, orange, peach, citrus, lemon, lime, coconut, palm, pine, oak, cedar, mango, pineapple, rhubarb, strawberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, raspberry, kiwi, grape, rutabaga, parsnip, sweet potato, turnip, pepper, cilantro, onion, leek, fennel, clove, avocado, cucumber, Miscanthus, poplar, sorghum, or Brachypodium, wherein the reduction in efflux of sugar out of the plant cell increases pathogen resistance of the plant cell to Botrytis cinerea.
US Pat. No. 10,246,723

METHOD FOR PROPAGATING STERILE MALE PLANT LINE

China Agricultural Univer...

1. A nucleotide construct comprising:a first nucleotide sequence comprising a wild type allele of a male fertility regulatory gene Ms45; and
a second nucleotide sequence, wherein the second nucleotide sequence comprises a nucleotide sequence that inhibits the expression of the protein presented by SEQ ID No:5, wherein the nucleotide sequence that inhibits the expression of the protein presented by SEQ ID No:5 comprises SEQfor-X-SEQrev;
wherein the SEQfor comprises the nucleotide sequence of positions 14-276 of SEQ ID No:2; the SEQrev comprises the nucleotide sequence of positions 401-663 of SEQ ID NO:2; and the X is an intron forming a hairpin structure and comprises the nucleotide sequence of positions 277-400 of SEQ ID No:2.
US Pat. No. 10,246,725

MICROORGANISMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING PYRUVATE, ETHANOL, AND OTHER COMPOUNDS

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A microorganism comprising activity-reducing or activity-ablating mutations in endogenous genes encoding pyruvate dehydrogenase, pyruvate oxidase, succinate dehydrogenase, and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase.
US Pat. No. 10,246,470

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS

CADILA HEALTHCARE LIMITED...

1. A compound (3S)-3-(4-((3-(6-Oxa-3-azabicyclo[3.1.1]heptan-3-ylmethyl)benzyl)oxy)phenyl)hex-4-ynoic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,246,726

PHOTOSYNTHETIC PRODUCTION OF 3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE FROM CARBON DIOXIDE

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method of photosynthetic production of 3-hydroxybutyrate comprising culturing a Synechocystis cyanobacterium under conditions to produce said 3-hydroxybutyrate;wherein said Synechocystis cyanobacterium is genetically engineered to overexpress the gene phaA2 and one or more of the genes phaB2, phaA, phaB, thil, hbd, and tesB and wherein the genes phaC and phaE have been inactivated or deleted; or
wherein said Synechocystis cyanobacterium is genetically engineered to overexpress the gene phaA2 and at least one of a phaA or a thil gene, at least one of a phaB or hbd gene, and a tesB gene, and wherein the genes phaC and phaE have been inactivated or deleted.
US Pat. No. 10,246,727

FERMENTATION ROUTE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LEVULINIC ACID, LEVULINATE ESTERS AND VALEROLACTONE AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

ARZEDA CORP., Seattle, W...

1. A method for producing 2-oxo-4-valerolactone, the method comprising: converting pyruvate to 4-hydroxy-2-oxo-pentanoic acid by aldol addition, and converting 4-hydroxy-2-oxo-pentanoic acid to 2-oxo-4-valerolactone through lactonization.
US Pat. No. 10,246,728

VARIANT THIOESTERASES AND METHODS OF USE

CORBION BIOTECH, INC., S...

1. A non-natural fatty acyl-ACP thioesterase wherein the non-natural thioesterase has at least 85%, 90%, 91%, 92%, 93%, 94%, 95%, 96%, 97%, 98% or 99% identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 and comprises:i) Tyrosine (Y) or phenylalanine (F) at the position corresponding to position 163 of SEQ ID NO: 1 and lysine (K), or alanine (A) at the position corresponding to position 186 of SEQ ID NO: 1; or
ii) Phenylalanine (F) at the position corresponding to position 163 of SEQ ID NO: 1 and/or proline (P), lysine (K), or alanine (A) at the position corresponding to position 186 of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the non-natural thioesterase catalyzes the production of increased levels of C8:0 and C10:0 fatty acids in comparison to a wild-type thioesterase.
US Pat. No. 10,250,060

ADAPTIVE CHARGE CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SWITCHING CHARGER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. An adaptive charge control circuit configured for a switching charger, the control circuit comprising:a) an input voltage control circuit configured to receive an input voltage signal of said switching charger and an input voltage reference signal, and to generate a first error signal;
b) an input current control circuit configured to receive an input current signal of said switching charger and an input current reference signal, and to generate a second error signal;
c) a charging current control circuit configured to receive a charging current signal of said switching charger and a charging current reference signal, and to generate a third error signal;
d) a charging voltage control circuit configured to receive a charging voltage signal of said switching charger and a charging voltage reference signal, and to generate a fourth error signal;
e) a minimum value selector configured to select a minimum one of said first, second, third, and fourth error signals to control switching operations of a power switch in said switching charger; and
f) a reference current regulating circuit configured to regulate, based on a comparison of said first error signal against said second, third, and fourth error signals, said input current reference signal of said input current control circuit until said first error signal is at least as high as any of said second, third, and fourth error signals, wherein said reference current regulating circuit gradually reduces said input current reference signal when said input voltage control circuit operates until said input voltage control circuit stops operating.
US Pat. No. 10,246,731

METHOD FOR RAPIDLY DETERMINING EFFECTIVE STERILIZATION , DEIMMUNIZATION, AND/OR DISINFECTION

representative of an infectious agent potentially contaminating the equipment and/or the supplies to be sterilized, deimmunized, and/or disinfected by the device;subjecting the defined surrogate protein having the predetermined sequence to sterilization, deimmunization, or disinfection; and
determining the effectiveness of the sterilization, deimmunization, and/or disinfection by determining if the defined surrogate protein having the predetermined sequence has been destroyed; and wherein the sterilization, deimmunization, and/or disinfection occurs when the defined surrogate protein has been fragmented to yield a negative result in a protein analysis procedure.
US Pat. No. 10,246,477

ISOMERISATION OF C4-C6 ALDOSES WITH ZEOLITES

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERS...

1. A method of isomerizing C4-C6 aldoses to their corresponding 2-ketoses, comprising the step ofa) providing
a first solution of one or more C5 aldoses, one or more C6 aldoses, or a mixture thereof in a first solvent, the first solvent being a C1-C3 alcohol or a combination of C1-C3 alcohol and water; or
a second solution of one or more C4 aldoses in a second solvent, the second solvent being water or a combination of C1-C3 alcohol and water and
b) heating the first solution or the second solution in the presence of a solid acidic zeolite catalyst containing aluminum as the only metal (“Zeolite-Al”).
US Pat. No. 10,246,734

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ALPHA-METHYLACYL-COA RACEMASE (AMACR) AND PROSTATE CANCER

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A detection system device for determining alpha-methylacyl-CoA (AMACR) levels in a bodily sample, comprising:at least one reaction solution for generating H2O2 upon combination with AMACR in the bodily sample, the reaction solution including a (2R)-2-methylacyl-CoA epimer that can be chirally inverted by AMACR to a (2S)-2-methylacyl-CoA epimer and peroxisomalacyl-coenzyme A oxidase 3 (ACOX3) that carries out beta oxidation with the (2S)-2-methylacyl-CoA epimer to generate hydrogen peroxide (H2O2);
and a biosensor for determining the level of generated H2O2.
US Pat. No. 10,246,736

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR NUCLEIC ACID SHEARING BY SONICATION

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A method for preparing a gene fragment library, the method comprising:a) providing a suspension comprising a sample of purified genomic nucleic acid and monodisperse particles, wherein the suspension is an aqueous solution without nonaqueous solvent:
b) sonicating the suspension, thereby generating nucleic acid fragments:
c) collecting the nucleic acid fragments; and
d) preparing a gene fragment library by ligating the nucleic acid fragments to nucleic acid adaptors.
US Pat. No. 10,246,737

METHODS FOR DETECTING MULTIPLE NUCLEIC ACIDS IN A SAMPLE USING REPORTER COMPOUNDS AND BINDING MEMBERS THEREOF

ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A method of determining the presence and/or amount of nucleic acids in a sample, comprising(a) introducing into a reaction chamber
an amount of a first nucleic acid;
an amount of a second nucleic acid;
an amount of a FRET compound capable of forming complexes with the first nucleic acid, wherein the FRET compound comprises a binding portion specific to a region of the first nucleic acid, and a first detectable label that has, in an uncomplexed state, a first detectable characteristic and, in a complexed state, a second detectable characteristic;
an amount of a reporter compound capable of forming complexes with the second nucleic acid, wherein each reporter compound comprises a binding portion specific to a region of the second nucleic acid and a second detectable label, wherein said second detectable label is identical to said first detectable label; and
wherein the reaction chamber comprises a binding member capable of capturing the reporter compound;
wherein forming of complexes of the second nucleic acid with the reporter compound inhibits capturing of the reporter compound by the binding member;
(b) subjecting the first and/or second nucleic acid to amplification;
(c) forming complexes each comprising a first nucleic acid and a FRET compound;
(d) forming complexes of a subset of the amount of reporter compound with a second nucleic acid;
(e) capturing a remaining subset of the amount of reporter compound not in complex with a second nucleic acid on the binding member;
(f) determining a value indicative for the presence and/or amount of first nucleic acid in complex with FRET compounds; and
(g) determining a value indicative for the presence and/or amount of reporter compound captured on the binding member.
US Pat. No. 10,248,021

POLYMER AND POSITIVE RESIST COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

4. A positive resist composition comprising the polymer according to claim 1 and a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,244,696

HYBRID TOMATO VARIETY H1538

H.J. Heinz Company Brands...

1. Tomato seed designated as ‘H1538’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124277.
US Pat. No. 10,244,697

COTTON VARIETY PX2048-04WRF

Phyotogen Seed Company, L...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PX2048-04WRF, or a regenerable part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-122544.
US Pat. No. 10,244,698

COTTON VARIETY PHY764WRF

Phytogen Seed Company, LL...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PHY764WRF, or a regenerable part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-122543.
US Pat. No. 10,246,490

CONOTOXIN PEPTIDE ?-CPTX-BTL02, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USES THEREOF

BGI SHENZHEN, Guangdong ...

1. A method of inhibiting a calcium ion channel, the method comprising contacting the calcium ion channel with a conotoxin peptide ?-CPTx-btl02, wherein the peptide comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the peptide contains three pairs of disulfide bonds.
US Pat. No. 10,244,699

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PNJE71

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PNJE71, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125150.
US Pat. No. 10,246,235

PACKAGING FILM

1. A packing film comprising an unembossed multilayer polymeric film having a total thickness ?18 ?m, which is oriented at least monoaxially in machine direction to an orientation ratio of at least 1:2, which comprises at least to an extent of 50 wt % polyethylenes (PE), polypropylenes (PP), their mixtures or copolymers,which comprises a layer sequence of at least five layers composed of
a) a layer (a) as surface layer comprising a mixture of LDPE and MDPE or a mixture of LDPE, MDPE and PP,
b) an adhesion promoter layer (b),
c) a layer (c), based on a mixture of LDPE and MDPE or a mixture of LDPE, MDPE and PP or ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymers, polyvinyl alcohols, polyamides, copolyamides, polyesters and/or polyether-polyamide block copolymers,
d) an adhesion promoter layer (d), and
e) a layer e) as surface layer comprising a mixture of LDPE and MDPE or a mixture of LDPE, MDPE and PP,
and which has an elongation of up to at most 1% under a tensile force of at least 3 N per 25 mm width in accordance with DIN EN ISO 527-3 and has no embossed structure on its surface layers.
US Pat. No. 10,246,492

BOTULINUM ASSAY WITH SYNAPTOBREVIN SUBSTRATE MOIETY

BIOMADISON, INC., Del Ma...

1. A recombinant nucleic acid comprising:a sequence that encodes a first hybrid proteins having a structure of A-C-B and a second hybrid protein having a structure of A-C? D;
wherein A is a transmembrane protein domain of synaptobrevin targeted to an intracellular vesicle membrane and is not cleavable by a Botulinum neurotoxin protease, B is a first fluorescent protein, C is a first linking domain comprising a Botulinum neurotoxin protease recognition sequence and a Botulinum neurotoxin protease cleavage sequence, C? is a second linking domain comprising an analog of C that includes the Botulinum neurotoxin protease recognition sequence but not the Botulinum neurotoxin protease cleavage sequence, and D is a second fluorescent protein selected to form a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) pair with the first fluorescent protein, wherein said transmembrane domain, said peptide spacer, and said BoNT protease recognition and cleavage sequence are selected to support FRET between said first fluorescent protein and said second fluorescent protein when said first hybrid protein and said second hybrid protein are collocated with a vesicle.
US Pat. No. 10,249,821

FORMATION AND STRUCTURE OF LYOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE MESOPHASES IN DONOR-ACCEPTOR SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A composition of matter, comprising:lyotropic semiconducting polymers each having a donor-acceptor copolymer backbone and a side chain attached to the backbone, wherein the donor-acceptor copolymer backbone comprises fused aromatic rings.
US Pat. No. 10,244,701

SWEET CORN HYBRID SVSD7749 AND PARENTS THEREOF

SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, ...

1. A corn plant comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of corn line SYY6S-14NN18, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124217.
US Pat. No. 10,245,470

GOLF BALL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE IONOMERS

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball comprising:an inner core layer having an outer surface hardness of 85 Shore C or less and formed from a thermoplastic polyurethane ionomer composition,
an outer core layer having an outer surface hardness of 50 Shore C or greater and formed from a thermoset rubber composition, and
a cover;
wherein the thermoplastic polyurethane ionomer composition of the inner core layer includes an ionic monomer covalently bonded to the polyurethane ionomer backbone, and wherein the ionic monomer comprises a sulfonate containing polyol ion and a quaternary ammonium counterion; and
wherein the outer surface hardness of the outer core layer is greater than the outer surface hardness of the inner core layer.
US Pat. No. 10,246,495

VARIANTS OF GAL2 TRANSPORTER AND THEIR USES

1. A polypeptide comprising at least one amino acid substitution at a position corresponding to T354 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the polypeptide has an in vitro and/or in vivo pentose transport function.
US Pat. No. 10,246,751

METHOD FOR DISCRIMINATION OF METAPLASIAS FROM NEOPLASTIC OR PRENEOPLASTIC LESIONS

VENTANA MEDICAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A method for screening a uterine cervical cytology sample, comprising:(a) obtaining at least one slide having the uterine cervical cytology sample deposited thereon;
(b) staining the uterine cytology sample with a labeled oligonucleotide probe that specifically binds p16INK4a mRNA and is complementary to p16INK4a mRNA in the sample by in situ hybridization, wherein the label of the oligonucleotide probe that is complementary to the p16INK4a mRNA generates a first reporter signal;
(c) staining the uterine cervical cytology sample with a labelled oligonucleotide probe that specifically binds a high risk HPV (hr-HPV) gene-product and is complementary to a mRNA of the high risk HPV (hr-HPV) gene-product by in situ hybridization, wherein said high risk HPV gene-product is encoded by a gene selected from the group consisting of HPV E7 gene, HPV E2 gene, HPV E6 gene, HPV L1 gene, and HPV L2 gene, wherein the label of the oligonucleotide probe that is complementary to the mRNA of the hr-HPV gene product generates a second reporter signal; and
(d) detecting in the uterine cytology sample:
(d1) the simultaneous-presence of cells stained with the label generating the first reporter signal and cells stained with the label generating the second reporter signal, or
(d2) the presence of cells stained with the label generating the first reporter signal and the absence of cells stained with the label generating the second reporter signal.
US Pat. No. 10,244,704

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068084

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068084, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124739.
US Pat. No. 10,246,752

METHODS OF MONITORING CONDITIONS BY SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

Adaptive Biotechnologies ...

1. A method for quantitatively measuring clonotypes correlating to a disease state of a subject wherein the disease is a cancer, wherein the method comprises:(a) identifying a sequence and level of the clonotype correlated with the disease in the subject, comprising
(1) generating and comparing a first clonotype profile from a first sample taken from the subject and a second clonotype profile from a second sample taken from the subject, wherein the first sample and the second sample each comprises T-cells and/or B-cells from the subject and are taken at different times from the subject, wherein each clonotype profile is generated by a method comprising:
(i) isolating genomic DNA from the first and second samples;
(ii) amplifying from said isolated genomic DNA recombined DNA sequences of the T-cells and/or B-cells in a multiplex PCR, comprising hybridizing to the genomic DNA a plurality of primers; wherein the regions to be amplified comprise V, D, and/or J segments of an immunoglobulin and/or a T-cell or B-cell receptor gene;
(iii) spatially isolating individual molecules of the amplified sequences on a solid substrate, wherein the solid substrate is a glass slide; and
(iv) sequencing said amplified individual molecules to produce the clonotype profile by sequencing by synthesis using reversibly terminated labeled nucleotides;
(2) comparing the generated first and second clonotype profiles to identify the presence and level of the clonotype correlated with the disease in the subject; and
(b) producing a quantitative profile of clonotyes identified in step (a)(2) that correlate with the disease in the subject, wherein the profile comprises sequences and levels of said clonotypes.
US Pat. No. 10,246,753

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING MOUTH-ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS

uBiome, Inc., San Franci...

1. A system for evaluating a mouth-associated condition in relation to a user, the system comprising:a handling network operable to collect containers comprising material from a set of users, the handling network comprising:
a library preparation system operable to fragment and perform multiplex amplification on the material using a primer compatible with a genetic target associated with the mouth-associated condition;
a sequencing system operable to determine microorganism sequences from sequencing the material;
a microbiome characterization system operable to:
determine microbiome composition data and microbiome functional diversity data based on an alignment between the microorganism sequences and reference sequences associated with the mouth-associated condition,
collect supplementary data associated with the mouth-associated condition for the set of users, and
transform the supplementary data and features extracted from the microbiome composition data and the microbiome functional diversity data into a characterization model for the mouth-associated condition; and
a treatment system operable to provide a treatment to the user based on characterizing the user with the characterization model in relation to the mouth-associated condition.
US Pat. No. 10,245,218

CORE-SHELL TYPE POLYMER PARTICLE, AQUEOUS POLYMER EMULSION, AND HAIR COSMETIC COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. An aqueous polymer emulsion, comprising a core-shell type polymer particle dispersed in water,wherein the core-shell type polymer particle comprises a shell part composed of an amphoteric ion polymer (A) and a core part composed of a hydrophobic polymer (B).
US Pat. No. 10,246,498

GENETICALLY ENCODED HISTONE REPORTER ALLELE CONSTRUCTS

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A fusion protein reporter comprising:a) a histone-modification-specific binding domain that is configured to bind to said histone polypeptide substrate when said histone polypeptide substrate is modified;
b) a histone polypeptide substrate; and
c) a flexible linker region, wherein the flexible linker region is flanked on one side by a region encoding a C-terminal portion of a circularly permutated fluorescent protein and on the other side by a region encoding the N-terminal portion of the circularly permutated fluorescent protein, and wherein said C-terminal portion of said circularly permutated fluorescent protein and said N-terminal portion of said circularly permutated fluorescent protein form a functional fluorescent protein when said histone-modification-specific binding domain binds to said histone polypeptide substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,246,755

CRYSTALLIZED OXALATE DECARBOXYLASE AND METHODS OF USE

Allena Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a capsule containing crystals of spray-dried oxalate decarboxylase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 where the thiol moiety at Cys383 is protected by a reaction with a thiol protecting group, wherein the crystals have a Hausner ratio of about 1.00 to about 1.59.
US Pat. No. 10,244,708

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01064594

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01064594, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124891.
US Pat. No. 10,246,500

HUMAN CYTOLYTIC FUSION PROTEINS

The University of Cape To...

1. A recombinant human cytolytic fusion protein (hCFP) suitable to induce apoptosis in human target cells, comprising a target cell-specific binding component and a human effector domain, wherein the binding component comprises an antibody or an antibody fragment with an antigen-binding site for binding to the cellular surface receptor CD64, and the effector domain comprises a variant or a functional fragment of wild type human angiogenin (Ang) as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the variant of the wild type human angiogenin as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 contains at least substitutions at positions that correspond structurally or by amino acid sequence homology to positions 85, 86 and 117, and wherein the substitutions are G85R, G86R and Q117G.
US Pat. No. 10,248,036

POSITIVELY CHARGEABLE TONER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

7. A positively chargeable toner comprisinga plurality of toner particles each including a toner mother particle and external additives adhering to a surface of the toner mother particle, wherein
the toner particles each include a silica particle as one of the external additives and a titania particle as another one of the external additives, the silica particle having on a surface thereof an alkyl group having a carbon number of at least 8 and no greater than 16 and an amino group, the titania particle having an amino group on a surface thereof,
the titania particle has a volume resistivity of at least 1.0×109 ?·cm and no greater than 1.0×1011 ?·cm,
the silica particles have a number average primary particle diameter larger than that of the titania particles, and
the silica particle has a volume resistivity of at least 1.0×1014 ?·cm and no greater than 1.0×1016 ?·cm.
US Pat. No. 10,244,710

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170003

M.S. Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170003, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-11124446.
US Pat. No. 10,245,222

DENTIFRICE COMPRISING ZINC-AMINO ACID COMPLEX

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A dentifrice comprising a zinc-amino acid-halide complex, wherein the amino acid is lysine, and complex is a zinc lysine chloride complex having the chemical structure [Zn(C6H14N2O2)2Cl]+Cl?, either in solution of the cation [Zn(C6H14N2O2)2Cl]+ and the chloride anion, or in solid salt form, optionally in mono- or dihydrate form.
US Pat. No. 10,247,271

SINTERED FRICTION MATERIAL FOR A FRICTION LINING

HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK...

1. A sintered friction material comprising a metallic matrix and granular constituents embedded in the matrix, the metallic matrix comprising a copper base alloy, wherein the granular constituents comprise at least a sintered cemented carbide in a proportion of 0.2 to 9 weight percent, based on the total weight of the friction material, and wherein the sintered friction material is obtained by sintering a powder blend having the following composition:60 to 91.8 weight percent of a copper base alloy;
0 to 25 weight percent of further metals or metal alloys;
5 to 15 weight percent of graphite;
3 to 10 weight percent of granular constituents, except sintered cemented carbides, selected from metal oxides, carbides, nitrides, and borides;
0.2 to 9 weight percent of a sintered cemented carbide powder; and
0 to 15 weight percent of further additives selected from adhesion promotors, solders and fluxes;
all powder constituents together being 100 weight percent.
US Pat. No. 10,244,712

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170022

M.S. Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170022, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124448.
US Pat. No. 10,246,504

ENGINEERED RECEPTOR AND THEIR USE

1. A chloride channel receptor, comprising:a) a transmembrane domain of a mammalian glycine receptor in the absence of the extracellular and intracellular domains of the mammalian glycine receptor, wherein the transmembrane domain comprises domains transmembrane (TM) 1, TM2, and TM3, wherein the transmembrane domain comprises a mutation at S16? of the TM2; and
b) an extracellular domain of a pH-gated pentameric ligand-gated ion channel from Gloeobacter violaceus (GLIC); and
c) interfacial sequences between the extracellular domain and transmembrane domain, wherein the interfacial sequences comprise, in N-terminal to C-terminal order, loop 2, loop 7, loop 9, pre-TM1 linker, TM2-TM3 linker, and C-terminus, wherein the interfacial sequences and C-terminus are from Gloeobacter violaceus or a human;
and wherein opening of the chloride channel receptor is induced by pH.
US Pat. No. 10,246,760

PLATINUM RECOVERY METHODS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for recovery of platinum from a coating on a component, wherein the coating comprises platinum aluminide, the method comprising:contacting the coating on the component with a reagent solution, the reagent solution comprising hexafluorosilicic acid, whereby a platinum-rich residue is formed on the component;
separating the platinum-rich residue from the component; and
collecting the platinum-rich residue.
US Pat. No. 10,244,713

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170017

M.S. Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170017, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124447.
US Pat. No. 10,246,505

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS TO CONTROL HIV INFECTION

The United States of Amer...

1. A multispecific chimeric antigen receptor protein, comprising:an N-terminal extracellular targeting segment comprising:
a first targeting domain comprising a CD4 domain that binds to HIV Env, wherein the CD4 domain comprises the D1 and D2 extracellular domains of CD4 comprising amino acids 1-208 of SEQ ID NO: 53; and
a second targeting domain comprising a carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) from a human C-type lectin that binds to HIV Env, wherein the CRD is selected from the group consisting of a CRD from mannose-binding lectin 2 (MBL2) comprising amino acids 214-330 of SEQ ID NO: 53 and a CRD from Langerin comprising amino acids 214-354 of SEQ ID NO: 51;
wherein the first and second targeting domains bind to different sites on HIV Env, and wherein the multispecific chimeric antigen receptor protein binds to HIV Env.
US Pat. No. 10,244,715

SPINACH HYBRID SVVC8155 AND PARENTS THEREOF

SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, ...

1. A spinach seed comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of spinach line SSBS012-1181F, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124049.
US Pat. No. 10,246,507

POLYPEPTIDE, ANTI-VEGF ANTIBODY, AND ANTI-C-MET/ANTI-VEGF BISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An anti-VEGF antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof comprisinga CDR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 110, a CDR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 121, a CDR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 129, a CDR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 137, a CDR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 145, and a CDR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 151.
US Pat. No. 10,244,716

CANOLA HYBRID CULTIVAR CL3701975H

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of canola designated CL3701975H, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123165.
US Pat. No. 10,244,718

MAIZE INBRED PH2FNV

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH2FNV, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-125259.
US Pat. No. 10,246,510

KIR3DL2 BINDING AGENTS

INNATE PHARMA, Marseille...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody selected from the group consisting of:(a) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 7 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 9 (HCDR3), respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10, 11 and 12, respectively;
(b) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 18 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 20 (HCDR3) respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 21, 22 and 23, respectively;
(c) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 16 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 18 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 28 (HCDR3), respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 29, 30 and 31, respectively;
(d) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 26 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 36 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 38 (HCDR3), respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 39, 40 and 41, respectively;
(e) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 16 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 36 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 38 (HCDR3), respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44, 45 and 41, respectively; and
(f) a monoclonal antibody having (i) a heavy chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 48 (HCDR1), SEQ ID NO: 51 (HCDR2) and SEQ ID NO: 53 (HCDR3), respectively, and (ii) a light chain comprising CDR 1, 2 and 3 (LCDR1, LCDR2, LCDR3) comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO: 54, 55 and 56, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,244,719

SOYBEAN VARIETY 38G14B4189

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of soybean variety 38G14B4189, wherein a representative sample of the seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125136.
US Pat. No. 10,245,231

DRY ACID CONCENTRATE IN GRANULATE FORM

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. A dry concentrate suitable to form a liquid acid concentrate or a part of a liquid acid concentrate usable in dialysis comprisinga first component comprising a first granulate comprising a plurality of first granules comprising sodium chloride and glucose, wherein the first granules are aggregates comprising sodium chloride and glucose and
a second component comprising a second granulate comprising a plurality of second granules, wherein said second granules comprise at least one further physiologically acceptable electrolyte, which is different from sodium chloride,
or a second component in the form of a powder, wherein said powder comprises at least one further physiologically acceptable electrolyte which is different from sodium chloride, and
wherein said powder comprises a plurality of fine particles, wherein each particle comprises or consists of one of said at least one further physiologically acceptable electrolyte,
or a mixture of said second granulate and said powder;
wherein said concentrate is substantially free of a base component that is suitably used in dialysis, and the second component comprises MgCl2, CaCl2 and KCl.
US Pat. No. 10,244,720

SOYBEAN VARIETY SPESH71

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PESH71, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125283.
US Pat. No. 10,246,512

IL-2R BETA/COMMON GAMMA CHAIN ANTIBODIES

Agency for Science, Techn...


US Pat. No. 10,246,513

ANTIBODIES, COMPOUNDS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF MALE INFERTILITY

1. A method of increasing sperm production in a male subject, comprising:selecting a male subject with spermatogenic failure; and
administering to said male subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising Denosumab or an antigen binding domain thereof, or osteoprotegerin (OPG).
US Pat. No. 10,244,722

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV754236

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV754236, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV754236 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124508.
US Pat. No. 10,246,514

SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO HUMAN CD20

The United States of Amer...

1. An isolated anti-CD20 single domain antibody comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 5, or SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,244,723

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068058

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068058, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124886.
US Pat. No. 10,245,235

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AND OTHER DISORDERS

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

1. A method of treating a disorder associated with a mutation or loss of function in a fukutin related protein (FKRP) gene in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a ribitol to a subject in need thereof daily for at least 30 days, thereby treating the disorder associated with a mutation or loss of function in a fukutin related protein (FKRP) gene in a subject, wherein the disorder associated with a mutation or loss of function in the FKRP gene is selected from the group consisting of limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS), muscle-eye-brain disease (MEB), congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), and any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,245,236

METHOD AND PRODUCT FOR TREATING MOUTH-RELATED DISORDERS

1. A treatment product for a mouth-related disorder, comprising:an initially sealed dispensing package, and
a composition disposed in said package, the composition comprising one or more vitamins, one or more amino acids, and Xylitol,
wherein the composition is a liquid at room temperature and solid or substantially solid when first intended to be administered to a subject's mouth,
wherein the one or more vitamins includes vitamin C in the form of ESTER-C vitamin C formula and vitamin B6 in the form of Pyridoxine HCL USP, and
wherein the one or more amino acids includes L-Lysine HCL and L-Glutamine.
US Pat. No. 10,245,237

COMPRESSED TABLET CONTAINING CANNABIDIOL, METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE AND USE OF SUCH TABLET IN ORAL TREATMENT OF PSYCHOSIS OR ANXIETY DISORDERS

Echo Pharmaceuticals B.V....

1. A compressed tablet having a tablet weight of 60-1200 mg and comprising:(a) 50-95 wt. % of a granulate;
(b) 5-50 wt. % of lactose; and
(c) 0-30 wt. % of other tablet excipients;
wherein the granulate comprises:
(i) 2-15 wt. % of cannabidiol;
(ii) 2-30 wt. % of sucrose fatty acid mono-ester;
(iii) 30-96 wt. % of lactose; and
(iv) 0-25 wt. % of other granulate excipients,
wherein the granulate is composed of granules comprising lactose particles that are held together by a solid dispersion comprising cannabidiol and sucrose fatty acid mono-ester and optionally other granulate excipients; and
wherein the compressed tablet is obtained by:
(a) providing a lactose powder;
(b) combining the lactose powder with a granulation fluid comprising a solution of cannabidiol, sucrose fatty acid mono-ester and optionally other granulate excipients in an organic solvent;
(c) removing the organic solvent by evaporation to produce a granulate;
(d) mixing the granulate with lactose and optionally other tablet excipients to produce a tablet mixture; and
(e) compressing the tablet mixture into a tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,244,726

PEA VARIETY SV6844QG

SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, ...

1. A seed of pea line SV6844QG, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124090.
US Pat. No. 10,244,727

PEA VARIETY SV1231QF

SEMINIS VEGETABLE SEEDS, ...

1. A seed of pea line SV1231QF, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124091.
US Pat. No. 10,244,728

PEPPER HYBRID SV0198PB AND PARENTS THEREOF

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A pepper seed comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of pepper line SBR-E712439 or pepper line SBR-E711416, a sample of seed of said lines having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124022 and ATCC Accession Number PTA-124021, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,245,241

NASAL IRRIGATION

1. A process for producing and protecting a hygroscopic mixture powder comprising xylitol for use in nasal irrigation, the process comprising:blending chemical compounds that formulate lactated ringers in a blender to create a uniform mixture, wherein the chemical compounds comprise sodium chloride, sodium lactate powder, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and xylitol;
grinding the uniform mixture comprising sodium chloride, sodium lactate, powder, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and xylitol;
blending the grinded uniform mixture comprising sodium chloride, sodium lactate powder, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and xylitol;
sieving the blended mixture to reduce the blended mixture into the hygroscopic mixture of the lactated ringers with xylitol, for use in nasal irrigation; and
protecting the hygroscopic mixture from moisture and air by inserting the hygroscopic mixture in a sealed package to protect the hygroscopic mixture from moisture and air,
wherein the blending of the chemical compounds comprise 60.50% wt. of sodium chloride, 32.30% wt. of sodium lactate powder, 3.12% wt. of potassium chloride, 2.08% wt. of calcium chloride, and 2.00% wt. of xylitol.
US Pat. No. 10,246,523

FLUORESCENT STARCH NANOCRYSTAL AND PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method for preparing a fluorescent starch nanocrystal, the method comprising:(1) an activating step consisting of adding 1 w/v % to 8 w/v % of starch nanocrystal to an alkaline solution having a pH of 8.0 to 11.0 and continuously stirring for 2 to 6 h to obtain an alkali-activated starch nanocrystal, and optionally separating and washing the alkali-activated starch nanocrystal with a mixed solution of ethanol and water;
(2) adding 0.1 w/v % to 0.8 w/v % of benzoyl peroxide to a mixed solution of ethanol and water and continuously stirring at 100 to 400 rpm at room temperature until benzoyl peroxide is fully dissolved to form a benzoyl peroxide solution, then adding 1 v/v % to 5 v/v % ?-aminopropyl triethoxysilane to the benzoyl peroxide solution to carry out hydrolysis for 0.5 to 6 h to form a silane hydrolysate solution;
(3) adding the activated starch nanocrystal of step (1) to the silane hydrolysate solution of step (2) and continuously stirring for 2 to 6 h followed by rotary evaporation and drying to obtain amino silane modified starch nanocrystal; and
(4) adding 0.1 w/v % to 2.0 w/v % of the amino silane modified starch nanocrystal obtained from step (3) to a mixed solution of methanol and water containing 0.1 w/v % to 1.5 w/v % fluorescein isothiocyanate and keeping in dark place at room temperature for 12 to 36 h to obtain the fluorescent starch nanocrystal.
US Pat. No. 10,245,244

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

HEART BIOTECH PHARMA LIMI...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising polymeric nanoparticles encapsulated within crosslinked polymeric microparticles, wherein the polymeric nanoparticles carry a therapeutic agent suitable for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) loaded within them, wherein the therapeutic agent is selected from the group consisting of a prostacyclin synthetic analog, PPAR ? agonist, and NO donor, wherein the polymeric nanoparticles comprise a chitosan-derivative polymer selected from the group consisting of chitosan-PEG-Cholanic acid, chitosan-PEG-Stearic acid, and chitosan-PEG-Oleic acid, and wherein the PEG component of the polymer is connected to the chitosan component of the polymer by an ester bond, and wherein both the PEG component and the fatty acid component are connected to the same monosaccharide ring of the chitosan.
US Pat. No. 10,246,524

METHOD FOR PREPARING SULFOBUTYL ETHER-?-CYCLODEXTRIN

ASYMCHEM LABORATORIES (TI...

1. A method for preparing sulfobutyl ether-?-cyclodextrin, the method consisting of specific preparation steps are as follows:Step (1): synthesis reaction: controlling the temperature at 20° C. to 30° C., adding an ether solvent and a sodium hydroxide aqueous solution having a concentration of 3.7 N into a reaction flask, increasing the temperature to 60° C. to 70° C., adding a ?-cyclodextrin into the reaction flask; dropping an 1,4-sulfobutyrolactone to the reaction solution at 70° C. to 75° C., stirring the reaction solution at 70° C. to 75° C. after the dropping, controlling the reaction solution at pH>9 by adding a second sodium hydroxide aqueous solution having a concentration of 3.7 N, reducing the temperature to 20° C. to 25° C. when the percentage of unreacted ?-cyclodextrin accounts for less than 0.5% wt of the total input of the ?-cyclodextrin as measured by High Performance Liquid Chromatography, then adjusting the reaction solution to pH=7.0 to 7.5 with a concentrated hydrochloric acid, and providing an obtained mixed reaction solution in a purification operation in the next step directly;
Step (2): purification: controlling the temperature at 20° C. to 30° C., adding the mixed reaction solution obtained in Step (1) into a dialysis bag, performing ultrasonic dialysis until the content of chloride ions is less than 10 ppm, decolorizing the dialysate by an absorbent active carbon, followed by filtrating to obtain a filtrate having ultraviolet absorption less than 0.5 AU, washing the active carbon twice by deionized water of 1 to 2 ml/g of the total input of the ?-cyclodextrin, combining wash solution with the filtrate, concentrating the combined wash solution and filtrate by a 0.65 to 0.22 ?m filter until the percentage of the sulfobutyl ether-?-cyclodextrin accounts for 30 wt % to 35 wt % of the total amount of the final solution, performing freeze-drying to obtain the sulfobutyl ether-?-cyclodextrin, and measuring an average 6.7 degree of substitution of the sulfobutyl ether group in capillary electrophoresis the amount of the ether solvent is 0.02 to 0.20 ml/g of the ?-cyclodextrin.
US Pat. No. 10,246,780

NON-COMBUSTIBLE COLOR STEEL SHEET FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND BUILDING MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Hyundai Steel Company, I...

1. A method for manufacturing an incombustible color-coated steel sheet, comprising the steps of:(a) applying an under-coating agent to a base steel sheet, followed by heat drying, thereby forming a pretreatment layer;
(b) applying a primer coating composition to the pretreatment layer, followed by heat drying, thereby forming a primer layer; and
(c) applying a flame-retardant coating composition to the primer layer, followed by drying and curing at a temperature of 200° C., thereby forming a flame-retardant coating layer, the flame- retardant coating composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight of the flame-retardant coating composition, 15-20 parts by weight of silica sol, 5-15 parts by weight of polyurethane resin, 40-70 parts by weight of a solvent, 1-3 parts by weight of an acid catalyst, 0.1-2.0 parts by weight of an acid stabilizer, and 5-20 parts by weight of a pigment,
wherein the flame-retardant coating layer has a thickness of 5 to 10 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,246,527

POLYMER COMPOSITION COMPRISING A POLYOLEFIN PRODUCED IN A HIGH PRESSURE PROCESS, A HIGH PRESSURE PROCESS AND AN ARTICLE

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A direct current (DC) power cable comprising a conductor surrounded by at least an inner semiconductive layer, an insulation layer and an outer semiconductive layer, in that order, wherein the insulation layer comprises a polymer composition having an electric conductivity of 0.50×10?15 S/m or less, when measured according to DC conductivity method using a tape sample consisting of the polymer composition as described under “Determination Methods”, the polymer composition comprising a polyolefin which is a low density polyethylene (LDPE) copolymer of ethylene with a polyunsaturated comonomer obtained by a high pressure polymerization process comprising:(a) compressing ethylene with the polyunsaturated comonomer under pressure in a compressor, wherein a compressor lubricant is used for lubrication,
(b) polymerizing ethylene with the polyunsaturated comonomer in a polymerization zone,
(c) separating the obtained polyolefin from the unreacted products and recovering the separated polyolefin in a recovery zone,
wherein the compressor lubricant comprises a mineral oil.
US Pat. No. 10,245,250

METHOD OF IMPROVING VISUAL PROCESSING, VISUAL ACUITY, OR BOTH BY ADMINISTERING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RRR-ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL TO INFANTS

ABBOTT LABORATORIES, Abb...

1. A method of improving the visual processing of a healthy infant, the method comprising administering a nutritional composition comprising RRR-alpha-tocopherol to the infant.
US Pat. No. 10,244,739

GENETICALLY EDITED PIGS COMPRISING A MODIFICATION IN THE RELA GENE

The University Court of t...

1. A method of producing a genetically edited pig whose genome comprises a modification heterozygous or homozygous of the RELA gene, wherein the modification produces a truncated RelA protein that lacks transactivation domain 1 and exhibits a phenotype of reduced NFkappaB signaling capacity when compared to a wild type pig, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a pig cell;
(b) introducing into said pig cell a site-specific nuclease that targets the endogenous pig RELA gene, wherein said introduction creates a modification of the RELA gene, wherein the modification produces a truncated RelA protein that lacks transactivation domain 1 and has reduced expression or activity; and
(c) generating a pig from said cell whose genome comprises either a heterozygous or homozygous modification of the RELA gene, wherein said pig expresses a truncated RelA protein that lacks transactivation domain 1 and exhibits a phenotype of reduced NFkappaB signaling capacity when compared to a wild type pig.
US Pat. No. 10,245,764

MODIFIED RESIN SYSTEMS SUITABLE FOR LIQUID RESIN INFUSION

Cytec Industries Inc., W...

7. A process according to claim 6, wherein the preform comprises one or more layers of fabric comprising reinforcing fibrous material.
US Pat. No. 10,246,788

ELECTROLYTIC GENERATION OF MANGANESE (III) IONS IN STRONG SULFURIC ACID USING AN IMPROVED ANODE

MacDermid Acumen, Inc., ...

1. An electrolytic cell comprising:an electrolyte solution comprising manganese(III) ions in a solution of acid;
a cathode in contact with the electrolyte solution; and
an anode in contact with the electrolyte solution, wherein the anode comprises a material selected from the group consisting of vitreous carbon, reticulated vitreous carbon, woven carbon fibers, and combinations of one or more of the foregoing.
US Pat. No. 10,246,533

HYDROPHILIC POLYMERIC PARTICLES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES AS, Os...

1. A method of sequencing a polynucleotide, the method comprising:providing a device including an array of wells, at least one well operatively connected to an ion sensitive field effect transistor and including a hydrogel particle, the hydrogel particle being attached to a polynucleotide,
applying a solution including nucleotides of a predetermined type to the device; and
observing an ionic response to the applying the solution,
the hydrogel particle formed by:
in a disperse phase within an aqueous suspension, polymerizing a plurality of monomer units of a hydrophilic monomer having a hydrophobic protection group, thereby forming a polymeric particle including a plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups; and
converting the polymeric particle to the hydrogel particle, wherein converting the polymeric particle includes removing at least a portion of the plurality of the hydrophobic protection groups from the polymeric particle.
US Pat. No. 10,249,863

MICROPOROUS MATERIAL AND A METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Daramic, LLC, Charlotte,...

1. A microporous membrane comprising:a mixture of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and filler in a weight ratio of filler to UHMWPE in a range of 1:9 to 15:1, the membrane having a plurality of micropores, a porosity in the range of 30-80%, and a machine direction (MD) tensile strength of greater than 25 N/mm2 when said membrane has a thickness in a range of 17.8 to 71.1 micrometers, said membrane being a stretched and subsequently calendered membrane and having a pore size distribution where an average pore diameter is in a range of 0.01 to 0.60 micrometers and no pore with a pore size greater than 1 micron,
wherein the membrane is at least one layer of a battery separator.
US Pat. No. 10,246,537

RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING ETHYLENE-VINYL ALCOHOL COPOLYMER, MOLDED PRODUCT, AND MULTILAYER STRUCTURE

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A resin composition, comprising:an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A); and
a block copolymer (B) comprising a block (b1) that includes a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a block (b2) that includes an isobutylene unit,
wherein:
the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and the block copolymer (B) form a co-continuous phase structure;
a DSC curve obtained by cooling the resin composition at a rate of 50° C./min after heating the resin composition up to a melting point in a differential scanning calorimetry analysis shows two peaks, with a higher peak top temperature falling within a range of 130° C. or greater and 170° C. or less, and a lower peak top temperature falling within a range of 100° C. or greater and less than 130° C.; and
a mass ratio of the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) to the block copolymer (B) is 52/48 or greater and 63/37 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,249,869

METHOD OF PRODUCING ELECTRODE BODY AND METHOD OF PRODUCING BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method of producing an electrode body in which a first electrode plate having a structure including an electrode active material layer on a surface of a collecting foil and an insulating particle layer on a surface of the electrode active material layer, and a second electrode plate are laminated to obtain an electrode body of a battery, the method comprising:obtaining a state in which the electrode active material layer is present on the collecting foil, wherein the electrode active material layer is in a wet state, the electrode active material layer includes a first solid component containing electrode active material particles, and further includes a first liquid phase component that is volatilized by drying, and wherein a weight ratio of the first solid component in the electrode active material layer in the wet state being in a range of 70 to 85%; and
applying an insulating particle paint onto the electrode active material layer in the wet state, the insulating particle paint including a second solid component containing insulating particles and further including a second liquid phase component that is volatilized by drying, and a weight ratio of the second solid component in the insulating particle paint being in a range of 35 to 50%, wherein
a surface tension value of the first liquid phase component is in a range of 90 to 110% of a surface tension value of the second liquid phase component, and
when the insulating particle paint is applied onto the electrode active material layer in the wet state, a contact angle of the insulating particle paint on the electrode active material layer in the wet state is in a range of 10 to 40°.
US Pat. No. 10,244,750

INSECT PEST-TARGETING GEL COMPOSITION AND SUSTAINED RELEASE PREPARATION COMPRISING THAT

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., L...

1. An insect pest-targeting gel composition comprising:one or more volatile substances and
an oil gelling agent,wherein the one or more volatile substances are comprised in an amount of from 70.0 to 99.0% by weight by the insect pest-targeting gel composition,wherein the oil gelling agent is selected from the group consisting of a long-chain fatty acid, a dextrin fatty acid ester, a sucrose fatty acid ester, a fructooligosaccharide fatty acid ester, a benzylidene derivative of sorbitol, and wax, andwherein the oil gelling agent is not a polyvalent metal salt of a long-chain fatty acid or 12-hydroxystearic acid.