US Pat. No. 10,709,420

ULTRASONIC IMAGING DEVICE AND MOVING UNIT APPLIED TO THE SAME

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. An ultrasonic imaging apparatus comprising:a main body;
a probe configured to irradiate ultrasonic waves and to receive ultrasonic waves, and connected to the main body to transmit an ultrasonic signal corresponding to the received ultrasonic waves to the main body;
a display unit connected to the main body in such a manner to be movable with respect to the main body; and
a moving unit configured to connect the display unit to the main body, and to enable the display unit to move with respect to the main body,
wherein the moving unit comprises:
a first coupling member rotatably attached on a part of the main body;
a second coupling member to which the display unit is rotatably coupled;
a rotating arm coupled with the first coupling member and configured to rotate with respect to the first coupling member; and
a moving member having the second coupling member disposed at one end of the moving member, and installed in the rotating arm to enable the display unit to move in a longitudinal direction of the rotating arm,
wherein the second coupling member is configured to move within the rotating arm,
wherein the first coupling member is configured to be rotatable on a first plane,
wherein the rotating arm is configured to rotate together with the first coupling member, and
wherein the rotating arm is configured to be rotatable on a second plane that is vertical to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,709,414

PREDICTING A RESPIRATORY EVENT BASED ON TREND INFORMATION, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Sonavi Labs, Inc., Balti...

1. A computer-implemented method for predicting a respiratory event comprising:receiving, from a microphone of a digital stethoscope, a first noise signal at a first time;
analyzing, by one or more computing devices, the first noise signal to determine a first severity score indicating how severe a first respiratory event of a patient captured in the first noise signal is;
receiving, from the microphone of the digital stethoscope, a second noise signal captured at a second time after the first time;
analyzing, by the one or more computing devices, the second noise signal to determine a second severity score indicating how severe a second respiratory event of the patient captured in the second noise signal is;
generating, by the one or more computing devices, a prediction indicating a likelihood of a third respiratory event occurring for the patient at a future time based on applying a first weight to the first severity score and a second weight to the second severity score, wherein the first and second weights are trained based on a history of respiratory events for the patient, wherein the first and second weights are set such that the second severity score impacts the generation of the prediction more heavily than the first severity score; and
transmitting, by the one or more computing devices, the prediction to a display device for outputting the prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,709,413

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF THE UPPER AIRWAY AND A RESPIRATORY PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for analysis of an upper airway of a user, comprising:a passageway for communicating a flow of gas to and from the upper airway;
an acoustic sensor arrangement positioned at first and second locations within the passageway, wherein the second location is located along a length of the passageway different from the first location, wherein the acoustic sensor arrangement is configured to detect acoustic signals at the first and second locations, and further for use in distinguishing between signal components with different relative time shift between the first and second locations;
a processor adapted to derive a parameter from a relation between the acoustic signals detected at the first and second locations, wherein the parameter varies in dependence on a presence of an upper airway obstruction and enables a detection of (i) the presence and (ii) a location of the upper airway obstruction within the upper airway,
wherein the processor is adapted to process sound signals which comprise only ambient noise received from noise sources external to the analysis system, and noise generated by the user and is adapted to distinguish between inhalation and exhalation in response to a quantified change in the parameter during inhalation and exhalation based on the acoustic signals detected at the first and second locations.

US Pat. No. 10,709,411

CALIBRATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A calibration device for three-dimensional imaging equipment comprising:a first bead group comprising first beads arranged in a first pattern; and
a second bead group comprising second beads arranged in a second pattern different from the first pattern,
wherein the first and second bead groups have different cross ratios or different segment ratios from each other, the first beads are arranged in a line, and the second beads are arranged in a line.

US Pat. No. 10,709,410

X-RAY IMAGING COMPONENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND PROTOCOL

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A method of communicating between imaging components of an X-ray imaging system; the method comprising:determining, by an initiator imaging component, whether a target imaging component is a primary manufacturer imaging component;
responsive to the target imaging component not being a manufacturer imaging component:
generating a communication message including a communication packet according to a packet protocol; and
sending the communication message to the target imaging component as a secondary manufacturer imaging component; and
responsive to the target imaging component being the primary manufacturer imaging component:
generating a message including a header packet and one or more data packets according to a message protocol; and
sending the message to the target imaging component as the primary manufacturer imaging component.

US Pat. No. 10,709,406

RADIOGRAPHY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIOGRAPHY APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A radiography apparatus comprising:a radiation emitting device that irradiates a subject with radiation;
a camera for capturing an image of the subject to acquire a captured image of the subject;
a radiation detector that detects the radiation transmitted through the subject and generates a radiographic image of the subject; and
at least one processor configured to operate as:
a driving state control unit for controlling a driving state of at least one of the radiation emitting device or the radiation detector on a basis of whether the radiation detector is included in the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,709,404

RADIOGRAPHY SUPPORT DEVICE, RADIATION DETECTION DEVICE, RADIOGRAPHY APPARATUS, RADIOGRAPHY SUPPORT METHOD, AND RADIOGRAPHY SUPPORT PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiography support device that supports imaging of an object with a radiation detection panel in which a plurality of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged and which detects radiation emitted from a radiation source, the device comprising:a first reading control unit that reads first pixel signals from at least some of the plurality of pixels in a state in which the radiation is not emitted from the radiation source and a state in which the object is placed on the radiation detection panel;
a first arithmetic unit that calculates a position of the object with respect to the radiation detection panel based on the first pixel signals; and
a notification processing unit that performs a notification process in a case in which the position of the object is out of a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,709,400

HEMODYNAMIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL PREDICTORS OF VASCULAR GRAFT FAILURE

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of non-invasively predicting post-surgery vascular graft failure, comprising:(a) obtaining Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA) images of a patient post-surgery, wherein the surgery included a vascular graft, and wherein the images comprise at least the vascular graft of the patient; and
(b) deriving from the obtained CTA images a personalized three-dimensional computer model of the patient, wherein the personalized three-dimensional computer model comprising at least the vascular graft, wherein the personalized three-dimensional computer model comprises a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model coupled with a closed-loop Lumped Parameter Network (LPN);
(c) calculating one or more vascular graft predictors from the personalized three-dimensional computer model, wherein the one or more vascular graft predictors are indicative of the post-surgery vascular graft failure or vascular stenosis; and
(d) outputting the one or more vascular graft predictors.

US Pat. No. 10,709,392

SENSOR FAULT DETECTION USING ANALYTE SENSOR DATA PATTERN COMPARISON

Abbott Diabetes Care Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:computing a magnitude of a vector extending from a baseline analyte data point to an evaluation analyte data point;
computing a component of the magnitude of the vector between the baseline analyte data point and the evaluation analyte data point that is parallel to a hypoglycemic risk contour line;
determining whether the component of the magnitude of the vector is greater than a first threshold value; and
displaying, based on the determination, an analyte sensor fault indication on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,709,390

DEEP LEARNING ALGORITHMS FOR HEARTBEATS DETECTION

LOGOS CARE, INC., San Ma...

1. A method for determining a heart rate of a subject, comprising the steps of:obtaining temporal sensor data generated by a sensor worn by the subject, the temporal sensor data represented by a plurality of frames of data samples;
generating, for each frame of the plurality of frames, a feature vector based on a frequency domain representation of the corresponding data samples of the frame;
inputting the feature vectors to a scenario classifier to determine a scenario of a plurality of scenarios for the temporal sensor data, wherein each of the plurality of scenarios corresponds to a different signal-to-noise level;
identifying a model from a plurality of trained models according to the determined scenario;
inputting the feature vectors to the model to generate a series of heartbeat determinations of the subject for each frame of the plurality of frames, wherein the model comprises a first set of parameters and associated weights that represent likelihoods of heartbeats of the subject as a function of time; and
providing the heart rate of the subject determined based on the series of heartbeat determinations.

US Pat. No. 10,709,388

BIOMETRIC, PHYSIOLOGICAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING USING A CLOSED CHAMBER

Staton Techiya, LLC, Del...

1. A monitoring device configured for placement in or insertion into a conduit of a subject, comprising:a stent, with an acoustic channel;
a speaker, where the acoustic channel is configured to carry audio from the speaker;
an ambient sound microphone configured to measure an ambient acoustic environment;
a housing;
at least one physiological sensor coupled to the housing;
a transmitter coupled to the housing;
an occlusion component coupled to the housing and configured to occlude at least a portion of the conduit wherein the conduit is an ear canal, where the occlusion component wraps circumferentially about a portion of the stent;
a first light emitting diode within a sealed portion of the ear canal;
a power source attached to the housing; and
a processor coupled to the housing and operatively coupled to a memory containing computer instructions, the computer instructions when executed by the processor causes the monitoring device to perform operations comprising;
obtaining physiological information from a subject via the at least one physiological sensor, wherein the physiological information comprises one or more of the following: pulse rate information, body temperature information, breathing rate information, blood pressure information, cardiac output information, and blood gas level information; and
processing and analyzing the physiological information to provide a result that comprises an identification of a behavioral response of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,709,379

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ACCURATELY CLASSIFYING CARDIAC ACTIVITY

CAMERON HEALTH, INC., St...

1. An implantable medical device (IMD) comprising a plurality of electrodes coupled to operational circuitry configured to perform cardiac signal analysis, the IMD including a canister having the operational circuitry and at least one electrode associated therewith, the operational circuitry being configured to:detect at least first, second and third detected events by comparison of a cardiac signal from the plurality of electrodes to a threshold defined by a detection profile and declaring a detected event having a signal waveform when the threshold is crossed, wherein the first detected event occurs later in time than the second detected event, and the second detected event occurs later in time than the third detected event;
compare the first detected event to the second detected event to yield a first comparison score;
compare the first detected event to the third detected event to yield a second comparison score; and
analyze at least the first and second comparison scores to determine if one of the first, second and third detected events is likely due to overdetection.

US Pat. No. 10,709,376

SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING AN ELDERLY, FRAIL AND/OR DISEASED PERSON

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for supporting an elderly, frail and/or diseased person, wherein the system comprises:a detection unit including
(i) a brain activity sensor configured to detect a brain activity signal relating to brain activity of the person and
(ii) a motion detection unit configured to detect a motion signal relating to a motion of one or more body parts of the person;
an analysis unit configured to
determine, based on the detected brain activity signal and the detected motion signal, an activity level of the person which is indicative of how many different motoric and cognitive tasks the person is performing simultaneously, and
determine, based on the detected brain activity signal and the detected motion signal, whether the person is walking; and
a feedback unit configured to provide a feedback to the person the person is walking and the activity level of the person exceeds a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,709,375

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TESTING FOR DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Inspired Life Medical, In...

1. An inhaler device for presenting an aroma to one nostril of a test subject who inhales and may exhale during the aroma presentation, the device comprising:a lower inhalation body defining:
an aroma storage compartment,
at least one inhalation port in fluid communication with the ambient atmosphere;
an aroma source disposed within the aroma storage compartment;
an upper cover connected with the lower inhalation body and comprising a tip operatively connected with an upper housing, the tip having a nasal aperture therethrough, wherein the tip and upper housing define a check ball compartment therein, and wherein the check ball compartment is immediately adjacent and contiguous with the aroma storage compartment;
an aperture connecting the check ball compartment in fluid communication with the aroma source compartment; and
a check ball disposed within the check ball compartment, wherein the check ball is configured to engage a check ball seat defined within the check ball compartment and cover the aperture connecting the check ball compartment and the aroma source compartment when the test subject exhales and to disengage from the check ball seat when the test subject inhales.

US Pat. No. 10,709,374

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSESSMENT OF A MUSCULOSKELETAL PROFILE OF A TARGET INDIVIDUAL

Physimax Technologies Ltd...

1. A system for indirectly estimating a value indicative of muscle strength ratio between a first target muscle and a second target muscle of a target individual based on an analysis of a plurality of digital images, comprising:a non-transitory memory having stored thereon a code for execution by at least one hardware processor of a computing device, the code comprising:
code for receiving, from at least one sensor, a video including a plurality of images and associated plurality of body part locations of a target individual corresponding to the plurality of images, wherein the video depicts the target individual performing a physical movement test comprising a first defined movement and a second defined movement;
code for identifying at least one first image of the plurality of imaged depicting the target individual performing the first defined movement, and obtaining a first set of body part locations associated with the at least one first image;
code for identifying at least one second image of the plurality of imaged depicting the target individual performing the second defined movement, and obtaining a second set of body part locations associated with the at least one second image;
code for computing a first image-metric according to the first set of body part locations associated with the at least one first image, and computing a second image-metric according to the second set of body part locations associated with the at least one second image;
code for computing a single image-parameter as a function of the first image-metric and the second image-metric; and
code for converting the single image-parameter to an estimate of a measured-parameter indicative of a muscle strength measurement ratio between a first target muscle obtained by a dynamometer to a second target muscle obtained by the dynamometer, according to correlation code that correlates between values of the single image-parameter and measured-parameters obtained based on the dynamometer performing empirical measurements of application of an exerted force of the first and second target muscles by each of a plurality of other subjects.

US Pat. No. 10,709,373

FLUID ANALYSIS DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

University of Utah Resear...

1. A fluid analysis device, comprising:a fluid receipt chamber having a first mechanical engagement feature and configured to receive fluid;
a first capacitive element for measuring fluid flow of the fluid into the fluid receipt chamber; and
a housing having a second mechanical engagement feature configured to engage with the first mechanical engagement feature of the fluid receipt chamber, the housing configured to directly contact the fluid receipt chamber when the first mechanical engagement feature and the second mechanical engagement feature are engaged, the housing including:
a controller electrically coupled to the first capacitive element when the first mechanical engagement feature and the second mechanical engagement feature are engaged, wherein the controller is configured to:
take a first measurement of a first capacitance of the first capacitive element based on signals received from the first capacitive element, wherein the first measurement of the first capacitance is indicative of a first volume of the fluid at a first point in time; and
take a second measurement of the first capacitance of the first capacitive element based on signals received from the first capacitive element after waiting a sampling time, wherein the second measurement of the first capacitance is indicative of a second volume of the fluid at a second point in time, wherein a flow rate of the fluid is determinable by (1) subtracting the first volume from the second volume to determine a difference in volume and (2) dividing the difference in volume by the sampling time.

US Pat. No. 10,709,367

MULTIDEPTH TISSUE OXIMETER

ViOptix, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A device comprising:a tissue oximetry probe including a probe surface, which will be placed against a tissue to be measured;
a first structure of a first type formed on the probe surface;
a second structure of the first type formed on the probe surface;
a third structure of a second type formed on the probe surface;
a fourth structure of the second type formed on the probe surface;
a fifth structure of the second type formed on the probe surface; and
a sixth structure of the second type formed on the probe surface, wherein a first distance extends between the first structure and the third structure without touching the second structure or the fifth structure, a second distance extends between the second structure and the fourth structure without touching the first structure or sixth structure, the first distance is different from the second distance,
a third distance extends between the first structure and the fifth structure, a fourth distance extends between the second structure and the sixth structure, and the third distance is different from the fourth distance,
a first line extends through centers of the third and fourth structures,
a second line extends through centers of the fifth and sixth structures,
the first line is not collinear with the second line,
the third structure comprises an optical fiber and the fourth structure comprises a photodetector, and
the probe surface includes the first structure without an intervening structure of the second type between an edge of the probe surface and the first structure.

US Pat. No. 10,709,357

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING INTRAVASCULAR PRESSURE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An apparatus for assessing the severity of stenosis in a blood vessel, comprising:an elongate body including a proximal portion and a distal portion, the body defining a lumen extending through at least the distal portion, the lumen sized and shaped to allow the passage of a guidewire therethrough;
a centering assembly disposed at the distal portion of the elongate body, the centering assembly being actuatable to selectively center the elongate body in the vessel;
a pressure sensor disposed adjacent the centering assembly, the pressure sensor being configured to detect fluid pressure in the vessel; and
a processing system configured to:
receive the measured pressure at a location within the vessel, from the pressure sensor;
receive, from at least one of a sensor coupled to the elongate body or an x-ray imaging device configured to image the centering assembly, data representing a degree of expansion of the centering assembly;
receive data representing the size of the distal portion;
in response to receiving the data representing the degree of expansion of the centering assembly, calculate an offset correlation based on the data representing the size of the distal portion and based on the data representing the degree of expansion of the centering assembly; and
calculate a fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the vessel as an index of stenosis severity taking into account the offset correlation and the measured fluid pressure from the pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,709,348

STANDING MOTION ASSIST DEVICE, STANDING MOTION ASSIST METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A standing motion assist device comprising:a support mechanism attached to a leg of a user, the support mechanism supporting the user with motion;
a sensor including at least one of a first sensor and a second sensor, the first sensor measuring posture information in accordance with postures of the user and outputting the posture information, the second sensor measuring myoelectric potential information including myoelectric potentials of the user and outputting the myoelectric potential information, the sensor outputting measurement data including at least one of the posture information and the myoelectric potential information;
a memory that stores the measurement data; and
a processor that controls the support mechanism by using the measurement data stored in the memory,
wherein the processor detects a sitting motion of the user sitting in a chair on the basis of the measurement data,
wherein the detection of the sitting motion includes a detection of a start of the sitting motion and a detection of an end of the sitting motion,
wherein the processor identifies a type of the chair on the basis a first measurement data included in the measurement data and measured after the start of the sitting motion,
wherein the processor detects a start of a standing motion of the user standing from the chair on the basis of second measurement data included in the measurement data and measured after the end of the sitting motion, and
wherein the processor outputs assist information used to cause the support mechanism to assist the user with the standing motion in accordance with the identified type of the chair.

US Pat. No. 10,709,344

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A measurement apparatus comprising:a housing;
a display disposed on a front face of the housing;
an imaging device disposed on the front face of the housing;
a contact interface, to be contacted by a test site, disposed on a different surface than the front face of the housing;
a laser light source configured to emit laser light from the contact interface;
a light receiver configured to receive scattered laser light from the test site; and
a controller including a processor configured to:
generate biological information based on output from the light receiver; and
control emission of laser light by the laser light source, wherein
the controller permits emission of the laser light from the laser light source when a face of a subject is included in an image captured by the imaging device and prohibits emission of the laser light from the laser light source when the face of the subject is not included in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,709,339

BIOMETRIC WEARABLE FOR CONTINUOUS HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING

Senstream, Inc., San Fra...

1. A wearable biometric sensing ring apparatus for continuous heart rate and blood pressure monitoring, comprising:(a) a ring-shaped housing having a finger aperture with a flexible circuit board having a first surface configured for retention on a skin surface on any finger of a user's hand on a first side of a user's body;
(b) a photoplethysmograph (PPG) sensor disposed on said first surface of said flexible circuit board and configured to contact or be placed adjacent the skin surface to register a pulse rate of the user;
(c) a rigid sensor surface attached along said first surface of said flexible circuit board upon which are mounted a first electrode and second electrode which are configured to contact the skin of a finger of the user while minimizing motion artifacts;
(d) a third electrode disposed on an exterior surface of said housing and having a free sensing surface configured for establishing direct contact with a contralateral portion of the user's body, as a second side of the user's body, wherein said combination of first, second and third electrodes are configured for obtaining electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements;
(e) a processor disposed on said flexible circuit board, said processor configured to receive data from the PPG sensor and first, second and third electrodes; and
(f) a non-transitory memory storing instructions executable by the processor;
(g) wherein said instructions, when executed by the processor, perform steps comprising:
(i) receiving analog pulse rate data from the PPG sensor and analog ECG data from the first, second and third electrodes;
(ii) converting the analog pulse rate data and ECG data into digital data;
(iii) calculating blood pressure (BP) from a combination of the digital ECG and PPG sensor data, wherein BP is calculated by determining a time difference between an ECG wave peak and a PPG wave peak extracted from the digital ECG and PPG sensor data to generate a pulse transit time (PTT), and calibrating a set of PTT measurements against standard BP measurements to determine a user's variance from a standard measure as a function of one or more of the user's due height and weight; and
(iv) outputting BP;
(h) wherein said first and second electrodes are disposed on said first surface which is a bottom interior surface of the aperture of the ring housing to contact skin on a palmar side of the user's finger upon which the ring-shaped housing is retained; and
(i) wherein said third electrode is located on an outer surface of the ring housing at a location to allow for contact with a portion of the user separate from the hand upon which the housing is retained.

US Pat. No. 10,709,336

PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGE GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A photoacoustic image generation apparatus comprising:an acoustic wave detector that includes a plurality of detector elements arranged in a line, and detects, after light has been output to a subject to be examined, photoacoustic wave induced in the subject by the output light to produce photoacoustic signal;
an AD convertor that samples the photoacoustic signal to produce photoacoustic data;
a dummy data adder that adds dummy data that corresponds to at least one virtual detector element to the photoacoustic data, the at least one virtual detector element being arranged outside the plurality of the detector elements in a direction of arrangement of the detector elements along with the line of the detector elements by a channel pitch that is the same as a channel pitch of the detector elements, such that pieces of the photoacoustic data and pieces of the dummy data are arranged in accordance with the positions of the detector elements and the positions of the at least one of the virtual detector element respectively, and the photoacoustic data to which the dummy data have been added is two-dimensional data, wherein the dummy data is added to each of both sides of a real data area; and
an image generator that generates a two-dimensional photoacoustic image by reconstructing the photoacoustic data to which the dummy data have been added by using a two-dimensional Fourier transform method,
the image generator generates a two dimensional photoacoustic image in which a dummy data area corresponding to the at least one virtual detector element is formed outside of an actual data area corresponding to the plurality of detector elements, and wherein the reconstruction by using the Fourier transform method includes performing two-dimensional Fourier transform on the photoacoustic data to which the dummy data have been added and performing two-dimensional inverse Fourier transform on the photoacoustic data on which the two-dimensional Fourier transform has been performed.

US Pat. No. 10,709,335

INFANT MONITORING SYSTEM WITH OBSERVATION-BASED SYSTEM CONTROL AND FEEDBACK LOOPS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of monitoring and optimizing sleep of a subject using a plurality of smart-home devices, the method comprising:operating a smart-home system comprising the plurality of smart-home devices, wherein the smart-home system is configured to operate in a plurality of modes comprising:
a normal operating mode; and
a sleep mode;
determining that the smart-home system should transition into the sleep mode from the normal operating mode, wherein:
the plurality of smart-home devices use a set of default parameters when operating in the sleep mode; and
noise-generating smart-home devices in the plurality of smart-home devices have their sound outputs lowered or disabled when the smart-home system is in the sleep mode;
monitoring, while in the sleep mode, a sleep cycle of the subject using the plurality of smart-home devices;
receiving an indication of a noise outside of a home in which the smart-home system is installed, wherein the indication is crowd-sourced from of the plurality of smart-home systems in different homes;
adjusting an environmental control using the plurality of smart-home devices to counteract the noise and prevent or stop the sleep cycle of the subject from being interrupted;
determining whether adjusting the environmental control using the plurality of smart-home devices prevented or stopped the sleep cycle of the subject from being interrupted; and
adjusting the set of default parameters for use in subsequent instances where the sleep cycle of the subject is being interrupted, wherein the set of default parameters are adjusted based on a determination of whether adjusting the environmental control using the plurality of smart-home devices prevented or stopped the sleep cycle of the subject from being interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,709,328

MAIN MODULE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-EXAMINATION OF A USER'S EYE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A main module for a modular system for self-examination of an eye, the main module comprising:an interface configured to couple with at least one other module of the modular system; and
a processor configured to:
perform a pre-diagnosis with a first eye test algorithm, the first test algorithm being a basic test, by controlling the main module and at least one other module, the main module being a mobile device, and
perform a second eye test algorithm, subsequently, the second eye test algorithm being downloaded from a remote server and performed in response to a result of the first eye test algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,709,315

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENDOSCOPIC CONNECTION

Hoya Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for connecting a device to an endoscope, the apparatus comprising:a multi-tined connector configured to engage with a port of an endoscope having a non-circular flange, the multi-tined connector comprising:
a body portion having a lumen axially extending therethrough and an outer locking interface; and
a plurality of tines connected to the body portion, the tines having outer tapered surfaces, being radially deflectable, and operating between an engaged position and a disengaged position,
wherein in the engaged position, the tines engage with the port;
a locking sleeve operating between a locked position and an unlocked position, the locking sleeve comprising:
an inner engagement surface; and
an inner locking interface configured to engage with the outer locking interface;
wherein in the locked position, the locking sleeve holds the tines in the engaged position, and in the unlocked position, the locking sleeve leaves the tines in the disengaged position; and
an anti-rotational key integral to or received within the lumen of the body portion of the multi-tined connector.

US Pat. No. 10,709,314

ENDOSCOPE TOOL POSITION HOLDER

Gyrus ACMI Inc., Southbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first end configured to connect to a control of an endoscope object removal tool, where the first end comprises a pocket configured to receive a portion of the endoscope object removal tool, where the pocket comprises an entrance in a front end of the pocket, a rear end which is closed and deflectable sides to resiliently deflect to hold the endoscope object removal tool when the endoscope object removal tool is inserted into the entrance, wherein the first end comprises a one-piece member, wherein the resiliently deflectable sides are adapted to snap on to a proximal end of a handle of the endoscope object removal tool without another member therebetween, and wherein the pocket and the resiliently deflectable sides are adapted to snap on to the endoscope object removal tool such that a majority of the endoscope object removal tool extends distally beyond the entrance of the pocket;
a second end having a connector configured to be received into a slot on a handle of an endoscope and retained therein to removably connect the second end to the endoscope; and
a spine connecting the first end to the second end, where the spine is connected to the first end by a connection at a portion of the first end which forms the closed rear end of the pocket, where the spine comprises a plurality of serially interconnected members which are rotatable relative to each other using connections in which a flexing movement of the members is limited by an engagement of an outer surface of each of the members with an interior surface of a successive member, where connections of the members to one another comprise friction locks, where the friction locks are configured to be temporarily unlocked by overcoming friction forces at the friction locks such that the spine is semi-flexible.

US Pat. No. 10,709,312

TRANSITIONAL REGION HAVING CUTS AND A SKIVE FOR AN IMAGING CATHETER

PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THER...

1. An intraluminal device, comprising:a flexible elongate member configured to be positioned within anatomy of a patient, the flexible elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion comprising a relatively higher stiffness and the distal portion comprising a relatively lower stiffness;
a transition region disposed between the proximal portion and the distal portion, the transition region comprising a graduated stiffness transitioning from the stiffness of the proximal portion to the stiffness of the distal portion, the transition region comprising:
a hypotube comprising:
a lumen; and
a skive at a distal portion of the hypotube, the skive comprising a tapered portion that is relatively more stiff at a proximal region and less stiff at a distal region; and
a cable extending from the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member over the skive to a functional element, wherein the cable is disposed within the lumen of the hypotube; and
a polymer jacket extending over at least a portion of the hypotube and the skive, wherein the polymer jacket comprises an inner surface surrounding a lumen, and wherein the tapered portion of the skive and a portion of the cable are positioned within the lumen of the polymer jacket such that the tapered portion of the skive and the cable are fixed in place relative to one another by the inner surface of the polymer jacket and an inner surface of the tapered portion of the skive.

US Pat. No. 10,709,309

DISHWASHER COMPRISING A DRYING UNIT

1. A dishwasher, comprising:a wash container for cleaning dishes, glasses, flatware or similar items to be washed during a program sequence including a drying phase or another process phase, said wash container having a loading opening closable by a door;
an air inlet opening for inflow of a volume flow of air, the air inlet opening being disposed in a member that projects into an inner chamber of the wash container from a base of the wash container so as to communicate with the wash container;
a blower positioned upstream of the air inlet opening for providing a flow of air to the air inlet opening;
an activatable closing element positioned downstream of the blower and being positioned in the member immediately below the air inlet opening so as to communicate with the air inlet opening for varying the volume flow of air and/or the speed of air; and
a controller configured to store a sequence program to control a variation of the volume flow of air and/or the speed of air,
wherein the controller is configured to control both the blower and the activatable closing element in order to vary said volume flow of air entering the wash container through the air inlet opening, such that said volume flow of air entering the wash container through the air inlet opening fluctuates a plurality of times over the drying phase or the other process phase.

US Pat. No. 10,709,307

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

RUG DOCTOR, LLC, Plano, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a handle, comprising:
a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a grip portion between the first end of the handle and the second end of the handle; and
a grip guard, separated from the grip portion, and connecting the first end of the handle with the second end of the handle,
wherein
the first end of the handle includes a handle fluid input, a first handle electrical contact, and a first handle air passage,
the second end of the handle includes a handle fluid output communicatively coupled with the handle fluid input, a second handle electrical contact communicatively coupled with the first handle electrical contact, and a second handle air passage communicatively coupled with the first handle air passage,
the second handle air passage is communicatively coupled with the first handle air passage through the grip portion,
the handle fluid output is communicatively coupled with the handle fluid input by way of the grip guard, and
the first handle electrical contact is communicatively coupled with the second handle electrical contact by way of the grip guard; and
a shaft comprising a shaft fluid input, a shaft fluid output communicatively coupled with the shaft fluid input, a first shaft electrical contact, a second shaft electrical contact communicatively coupled with the first shaft electrical contact, a first shaft air passage, a second shaft air passage communicatively coupled with the first shaft air passage, and a first shaft coupling comprising the shaft fluid input, the first shaft electrical contact and the first shaft air passage,
wherein the first shaft coupling is configured to mate with the second end of the handle to connect the shaft fluid input with the handle fluid output, connect the first shaft electrical contact with the second handle electrical contact, and connect the first shaft air passage with the second handle air passage.

US Pat. No. 10,709,302

SANITARY WIPE APPARATUS FOR USE ON A BEVERAGE CAN

1. A combination of a beverage dispenser apparatus and an improved sanitary wipe apparatus, comprising:a beverage dispenser apparatus including:
a bottom wall;
a top wall; and
at least one side wall including:
an aperture therethrough;
wherein said at least one side wall is connected between said bottom wall and said top wall;
wherein said bottom wall, said top wall, and said at least one side wall form an interior volume adapted to store beverage containers therein; and
a door member;
wherein said door member is pivotally connected to said at least one side wall and adapted to removably cover said aperture of said at least one side wall; and
an improved sanitary wipe apparatus comprising:
a dispenser box including:
a bottom wall;
a top wall including:
an aperture therethrough; and
at least one side wall;
wherein said at least one side wall is connected between said bottom wall and said top wall;
wherein said bottom wall, said top wall, and said at least one side wall form an interior volume; and
a plurality of sanitary wipe members, each comprising:
a main body;
wherein said main body is formed from a fabric material;
an anti-microbial agent;
wherein said end anti-microbial agent is impregnated within said fabric material, and is adapted to kill and remove anti -microbial agents from a top drinking surface of a beverage can;
wherein said plurality of sanitary wipe members are adapted to be stored within said dispenser box and removed one-by-one for use by a person to remove anti-microbial agents from said top drinking surface of said beverage can before drinking therefrom;
wherein one of said bottom wall and said at least one side wall of said dispenser box includes an attachment member adapted to removably attach said dispenser box to a front surface of said door of said beverage dispenser apparatus, such that said plurality of sanitary wipe members are accessible for use when a person removes a beverage can from said beverage dispenser apparatus to drink therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,709,298

FAILSAFE WATER SAVING SHOWER HEAD APPARATUS AND METHOD

Huei Meng Chang, Milpita...

16. A method of saving water in a shower enclosure system, the method comprising:sensing a bather and a bather's position in a flow zone within the shower enclosure to one of a restrictive flow zone and a full flow zone, a relative location of the zones is adjustable by the bather;
restricting a water flow reaching a shower head in the shower enclosure via a normally open electromagnetically activated fluid valve (NOEFV) configured to operate based on a position of a bather detected by the sensor; and
continuously diverting a portion of the restricted water flow around the NOEFV via a diversion channel configured to be continuously open to reduce a water pressure at the NOEFV whether the NOEFV is closed or open,
wherein the continuously diverted portion of the restricted water flow, from an inlet to an outlet, is defined in a valve body 180 degrees opposite a diaphragm closure of the NOEFV.

US Pat. No. 10,709,292

COOKING DEVICE AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A cooking system comprising:a housing having a hollow interior, food being receivable within said hollow interior;
a food container disposable within said hollow interior;
a support body supporting food within said hollow interior, said support body being disposable within an interior of said food container;
a heating element positioned to heat said hollow interior and said support body; and
a temperature sensor for monitoring a temperature of said support body, said temperature sensor being located remotely from said heating element, and extending into said interior of said food container; and
a step formed in said food container, said support body being supportable by said step, and said temperature sensor being mounted at said step.

US Pat. No. 10,709,288

SELF-CLEANING COFFEE MACHINE

SIMONELLI GROUP S.P.A., ...

1. A coffee machine comprising:a body;
a dispensing unit to dispense hot water,
a conduit connected to the dispensing unit to supply water from the dispensing unit;
a supply and heating device connected to the dispensing unit to supply hot water to the dispensing unit;
a filter holder intended to contain ground coffee; said filter holder being disposed outside the body under the conduit; said filter holder comprising a nozzle in lower position;
fast coupling/uncoupling means to couple the filter holder under the conduit;
a user interface;
a control unit connected to the supply and heating device and to the user interface;
characterized in that it comprises:
a presence sensor to detect the presence of the filter holder under the conduit; said presence sensor being connected to said control unit;
a switch connected to the control unit, to the supply and heating device and to the dispensing unit to enable the passage of electrical current towards the supply and heating device and towards the dispensing unit when the presence sensor detects the uncoupling of the filter holder from the fast coupling/uncoupling means;
said control unit comprising a timer that is connected to the switch to manage the opening/closing of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,709,283

FLOW-OPTIMIZED POUR OVER COFFEE BREWING SYSTEM

Blue Bottle Coffee, Inc.,...

1. A pour-over coffee dripper, comprising:a container comprising a sidewall and a circular bottom, wherein an inner surface of the sidewall and a circular bottom surface of the circular bottom define a cavity configured to receive a coffee filter containing ground coffee beans, wherein the container defines a circular first opening at a top of the sidewall and a second opening extending through the circular bottom surface, wherein a diameter of the first opening is larger than a diameter of the circular bottom surface, wherein the inner surface of the sidewall extends from the diameter of the circular bottom surface to the first opening at an angle relative to the circular bottom surface, wherein the angle is between 150 degrees and 160 degrees so that the cavity is frustoconical in shape, wherein the container comprises a plurality of ridges on the inner surface of the sidewall and the circular bottom surface extending in straight lines between the first opening and the second opening, and wherein the container is configured so that coffee made from pouring water into the coffee filter containing the ground coffee beans runs down the inner surface of the sidewall, across the circular bottom surface, and out of the second opening;
a base extending outwardly from an outer surface of the sidewall, and
an inner ring on an opposite side of the base than the container and having an inner diameter the same as a diameter of the circular bottom surface, and
wherein the first opening is on one side of the base and the inner ring is on an opposite side of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,709,282

VACUUM LOW-TEMPERATURE COOKER

INTROPACK. CO., LTD., Gy...

1. A vacuum low-temperature cooker, comprising:a main body having a heating unit immersed in fluid accommodated in an accommodation tub and heating the fluid;
a vacuum packaging unit connected to the main body and vacuum-sealing a packaging film; and
a control unit installed in the main body or the vacuum packaging unit, and electrically connected to the heating unit and the vacuum packaging unit so as to control the heating unit and the vacuum packaging unit,
wherein a vacuum pump, providing air suction power to the vacuum packaging unit, and the control unit are installed in the main body, and
the vacuum packaging unit and the main body are connected by a connection cable so as to be in air and electrical communication with each other,
wherein the connection cable includes:
an air line, connecting a chamber portion of the vacuum packaging unit, in which air is sucked, to the vacuum pump, to allow air to flow; and
an electric line electrically connecting a sealing unit of the vacuum packaging unit, heated, to the control unit,
wherein the electric line is provided with at least a portion disposed in the air line.

US Pat. No. 10,709,278

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR AN ARTIFICIAL TREE

POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (...

20. An internal illumination system comprising:a plurality of lighting modules, each lighting module of the plurality of lighting modules including:
a housing configured to connect to an external surface of a tree trunk;
a light-emitting device disposed at least partially within the housing, the light-emitting device configured to generate and emit light; and
an optical device operable to evenly distribute the light emitted from the light-emitting device, the optical device disposed proximate the light-emitting device;
and
an optical sensor operable to sense lighting conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,709,273

UTENSIL APPARATUS

1. A utensil apparatus, comprising:a body including an aperture configured to receive a utensil;
a first end portion extending from the body; and
a second end portion extending from the body;
wherein the aperture is configured to receive at least a portion of said utensil such that said utensil extends through the aperture; the body is substantially planar;
the first end portion is configured to engage the second end portion to connect the body to a hand of a user;
the body includes a first portion, a second portion, and a second aperture; and the second portion is disposed at least partially in the second aperture; and
the second portion is configured to rotate within the second aperture to hold said utensil in a plurality of positions.

US Pat. No. 10,709,266

REFRIGERATOR DISPLAY CASE

Margaret Platt Borgen, D...

1. A cooling display case comprising:a. an enclosure having an interior openable space;
b. said interior openable space comprising a first internal perimeter and a plurality of internal surfaces;
c. removable, replaceable chilled floor component comprising: a floor perimeter, a planar configuration, cooling means, a cooling surface, and a noncooling side; wherein said cooling means are positioned within the removable, replaceable chilled floor component between said cooling surface and the surface opposite said cooling surface of the chilled floor component; wherein said chilled floor component is positioned substantially in the interior openable space; wherein substantially all of the chilled floor component perimeter is in removable contact with the internal perimeter of the interior openable space thereby forming a moisture barrier between the cooling surface and the surface opposite the cooling surface; and wherein the cooling surface of said chilled floor component forms a floor of the interior openable space and said noncooling side of the chilled floor component serves as a lowermost outside surface of the display case.

US Pat. No. 10,709,265

INTERACTIVE DISPLAY CASE

PERCH INTERACTIVE, Inc., ...

1. A display case comprising:a display device;
a first frame;
a plurality of storage areas within the first frame, each storage area being formed from a plurality of panels;
a second frame affixed within the first frame and enclosing an interior perimeter of the first frame, the second frame having one or more sensors thereon configured to detect when one or more objects pass through the second frame; and
processing circuitry configured to
identify, based on data from the one or more sensors and in response to one or more objects passing through the second frame, at least two areas within the interior of the second frame in which the one or more respective objects pass, the at least two areas corresponding to one or more of the storage areas, and
control the display device to display content based on one or more of the identified at least two areas.

US Pat. No. 10,709,262

CHILD CARRYING SYSTEM

Lalabu LLC, Statham, GA ...

1. A dual-wrap garment configured to be worn by a person for carrying a child, the dual-wrap garment comprising:a primary wrap having a first end and a second end with a back segment disposed between the first end and the second end, the primary wrap configured to encircle the person such that when the back segment is positioned adjacent to a back side of the person, the first end and the second end wrap around a torso of the person and secure at a front side of the person;
a plurality of stays, each stay extending substantially vertically between a top edge and a bottom edge of the back segment and comprising a semi-rigid material configured to provide flexible support to the back segment;
a secondary wrap configured to encircle the person over the primary wrap and secure at the front side of the person, the secondary wrap comprising:
a first compression strap having a first compression strap fixed end coupled to the primary wrap and an opposite first compression strap adjustment end, and
a second compression strap having a second compression strap fixed end coupled to the primary wrap and an opposite second compression strap adjustment end; and
a plurality of releasable attachments secured to the primary wrap and configured to engage a plurality of child support releasable attachments coupled to a child support.

US Pat. No. 10,709,258

ARRANGEMENTS WITH RESTING UNITS WITH ADJUSTABLE LYING AND SITTING SURFACES AS WELL AS METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RESTING UNITS

1. An arrangement, comprising:a resting unit for at least one person, comprising
at least one lying and/or sitting surface,
at least one actuator configured to act on the lying and/or sitting surface, to preset a height and/or firmness profile for a given person,
at least one input unit configured to receive an input value which corresponds to a specified standard size of an article of clothing of the given person in a clothing size system, and
a control unit which comprises
a storage unit which contains data records for a plurality of standard sizes in the clothing size system, and
a processing unit which reads out from the storage unit a given data record associated with the input value that corresponds to the clothing size of the given person, derives a control signal from the given data record, and outputs the control signal to the at least one actuator to control the actuator to autonomously preset the height and/or firmness profile, which is adapted to physical body parameters of the given person represented by the specified standard clothing size, for the lying and/or sitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,709,250

HEATED COVER FOR AN ARTICLE OF FURNITURE

1. A heated cover for use with an article of furniture, said heated cover comprising:a back portion of said cover, said back portion comprising a first plurality of heating pads physically spaced a distance apart and electrically coupled together to provide heat to said back portion by converting electrical energy to thermal energy, said back portion comprising a first plurality of outer edges bordering said back portion;
a seat portion of said cover, said seat portion comprising a second plurality of heating pads physically spaced a distance apart and electrically coupled together to provide heat to said seat portion by converting electrical energy to thermal energy, said first plurality of heating pads electrically coupled to said second plurality of heating pads, wherein said back portion and said seat portion are fabricated from a conductive material, wherein said back portion and said seat portion are entirely flexible and do not comprise a structural frame, said seat portion comprising a second plurality of outer edges bordering said seat portion, wherein the back portion and seat portion are configured to be draped over a chair, wherein said back portion and said seat portion are continuous between respective first and second pluralities of outer edges such that said back portion and said seat portion do not include openings;
a pouch of said cover, said pouch comprising a plurality of pouch edges, said pouch coupled to one of said plurality of outer edges of said seat portion along only a single one of said plurality of pouch edges such that said pouch extends outwardly from said seat portion;
a rechargeable electrical storage device coupled to said plurality of heating pads, said rechargeable electrical storage device configured to selectively provide electrical energy to said plurality of heating pads, wherein said rechargeable electrical storage device is removably contained within said pouch, said pouch being suspended from said seat portion such that said rechargeable electrical storage device is suspended from said seat portion when said rechargeable electrical storage device is contained within said pouch such that said pouch does not support a user seated on the article of furniture when said heated cover is coupled to the article of furniture; and
a control panel coupled to said rechargeable electrical storage device and to said plurality of heating pads, wherein said control panel comprises a temperature control configured to regulate an amount of heat generated by said plurality of heating pads, wherein said control panel further comprises a charge indicator to provide a visual indication of an amount of charge remaining in said rechargeable electrical storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,709,247

CUSHION SET

MERITS HEALTH PRODUCTS CO...

1. A cushion set, comprising:a pad having a top side, a bottom side, and a lateral side disposed between the top side and the bottom side to surround the pad, the pad sinking in a direction pointing from the top side to the bottom side to form a first-tier sunken portion, the first-tier sunken portion having a bottom portion, the pad further sinking in a direction pointing from the bottom portion of the first-tier sunken portion to the bottom side of the pad to form a second-tier sunken portion, with a plurality of through holes disposed at the bottom portion of the second-tier sunken portion and penetrating from the bottom portion of the second-tier sunken portion to the bottom side of the pad;
a filling pad disposed in the second-tier sunken portion of the pad;
an envelope having a pocket-shaped body with an outer lateral side and an inner lateral side, the envelope covering the top side of the pad, wherein a plurality of coupling portions is disposed at edges of the body and bends downward to therefore cover the pad, wherein a plurality of coupling bands is disposed on the inner lateral side of the body and penetrates the through holes of the pad, respectively; and
a support pad set comprising an upper foam pad, a lower foam pad, and a soft gel pad, the support pad set being disposed in the body of the envelope, the soft gel pad corresponding in position to the second-tier sunken portion of the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,709,245

ARTICLE FALLING PREVENTION DEVICE

Weight Tokai Co., Ltd., ...

1. An article falling prevention device in which an article housing space storing an article inside is formed, and a front side is opened, the article falling prevention device comprising:a rotating rod having a length in a front-rear direction; a support shaft configured to rotatably support the rotating rod; a load support member on which the article is placed; a falling prevention member that is disposed on the front side and moves in a vertical direction in the article housing space; a connecting member configured to connect the rotating rod and the falling prevention member; and an elastic member configured to energize the rotating rod against a rotating direction about the support shaft,
wherein the rotating rod and the support shaft are provided as a left and right pair,
the load support member and the rotating rod are connected via a rotating shaft at an end of the rotating rod, and
the load support member is rotatable in the same direction as that of the rotating rod.

US Pat. No. 10,709,243

ARTIFICIAL PANEL, A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME AND FURNITURE ARTICLES THEREFROM

KETER PLASTIC LTD., Herz...

1. A mold for manufacturing a molded panel, by injection molding the mold comprising:a second mold member; and
a bottom mold member;
wherein each of the second mold member and the bottom mold member is formed with an array of grooves that complement each other and form together warp and weft shaped channels, allowing molten polymer material to flow into the warp shaped channels and undulating weft shaped channels, to give rise to desired wicker strands; and blade elements mutually projecting from edges of grooves of the array of grooves of the second mold member and the bottom mold member, the blade elements being configured so as to create fine gaps between at least several ones of the neighboring warp wicker strand and undulating weft wicker strands such that neighboring weft wicker strands are distanced from one another and the gaps form a continuous path extending between the undulating weft wicker strands, the path being parallel to the warp wicker strands, wherein in one or both of the second and bottom mold member, a height of a weft-shaped channel is vertically spaced from a height of a neighboring weft-shaped channel at a location intersecting a warp-shaped channel, and whereby undulating neighboring weft strands give rise to a vertical gap extending between a space adjacent each warp strand and zeroing at a locations where the neighboring weft strands tangentially intersect each other.

US Pat. No. 10,709,240

UNIVERSAL UNDER CABINET MOUNTING BRACKET SYSTEM

BBY Solutions, Inc., Ric...

1. A system for mounting an appliance to an underside of a cabinet, the system comprising:an under-cabinet mounting assembly, the under-cabinet mounting assembly comprised of a plurality of inside the cabinet support members, an under-cabinet base plate, an appliance mounting plate that defines a plurality of mounting plate adjustment slots, and a first plurality of fasteners engaged to and extending from the plurality of inside the cabinet support members to fixedly engage the under-cabinet base plate, a second plurality of fasteners engaged to and extending from the under-cabinet base plate to the appliance mounting plate, a third plurality of fasteners engaged to and extending from the plurality of mounting plate adjustment slots of the appliance mounting plate, the plurality of mounting plate adjustment slots being more numerous than the third plurality of fasteners;
the under-cabinet base plate defines a plurality of base plate adjustment slots, each of the plurality of base plate adjustment slots configured to pass an engagement shaft of at least one of the second plurality of fasteners therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,709,238

SHELF SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

1. A shelf kit comprising:a first plastic shelf having a perimeter about a first planar upper surface;
a second plastic shelf having a perimeter about a second planar upper surface;
at least four legs for use in connecting the first shelf to the second shelf, whereby the first shelf is maintained parallel to the second shelf in an installed configuration by the at least four legs;
and at least one attachment selected from the group of a bin, a cable wrap, and a hook, said at least one attachment having a connector portion initially provided in an unattached configuration;
wherein at least one of the first and second shelves has at least one attachment location formed into said at least one of the first and second shelves through a side wall of said at least one of the first and second shelves for selectively receiving the connector portion of the at least one attachment in an attached construction, with the at least one attachment extending cantileveredly from the perimeter of the at least one of the first and second shelves when connected to the at least one attachment location with the connection portion of the at least one attachment and the at least one attachment located no higher than the planar upper surface of the at least one of the first and second shelves; and
wherein the second shelf has a different upper surface configuration with at least one more bin formed within the second Planar upper surface than the first planar upper surface of the first shelf, wherein each bin of the second shelf has a planar non-perforated bottom that extends below the second planar upper surface of the second shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,709,237

CANTILEVER SHELVING SYSTEM

INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES COR...

1. A cantilever shelving system of the type that is freestanding on a floor surface, the cantilever shelving system comprising:a frame comprising a plurality of laterally-spaced support members extending along a vertical axis;
a plurality of base supports adapted to engage the floor surface extending generally orthogonal to the vertical axis, wherein each of the plurality of base supports is connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of support members;
at least one cantilever shelf support mounted a corresponding one of the plurality of support members, the cantilever shelf support comprising an elongated portion extending generally orthogonal to the vertical axis having a side wall and a pair of vertical slots in the side wall;
a shelf support fitting removably attached to the cantilever shelf support at the slots;
a shelf engaging the shelf support fitting; and
a wedge member disposed between the side wall of the cantilever shelf support and the shelf support fitting, the wedge member preventing the shelf support fitting from detaching from the cantilever shelf support.

US Pat. No. 10,709,236

WORKSTATION WITH MOVEABLE TABLE PORTION

RedRick Technologies Inc....

1. A workstation comprising:a first work surface having a concave edge;
a second work surface having a convex edge complementary to and interfaceable with the concave edge of the first work surface;
a support structure attached to the first work surface for supporting the workstation with the first and second work surfaces oriented substantially horizontally in a same horizontal plane with respect to the ground; and,
two moveable support arms connecting an underside of the first work surface to an underside of the second work surface, the support arms constraining the first and second work surfaces to prevent vertical movement of the work surfaces away from the same horizontal plane, the support arms operable to move the second work surface with respect to the first work surface in the same horizontal plane both arcuately along the complementary edges and laterally toward and away from the first work surface,
each support arm having at least a first arm portion and first and second vertical pivot axes located on the horizontal plane, the second vertical pivot axis moveable relative to the first vertical pivot axis through the horizontal plane outside of an arc inscribed about the first vertical pivot axis,
each support arm including either a translatable slide between the first and second vertical pivot axes permitting extension of the first arm portion so that the second vertical pivot axis moves relative to the first vertical pivot axis through the horizontal plane outside of the arc inscribed about the first vertical pivot axis by the translatable slide, or a second arm portion connected to the first arm portion by a third vertical pivot axis located between the first and second vertical pivot axes so that the second vertical pivot axis moves relative to the first vertical pivot axis through the horizontal plane outside of the arc inscribed about the first vertical pivot axis by the first arm portion, wherein each vertical pivot axis passes through a corresponding pivot pin about which the support arm may rotate in the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,709,235

FOLDABLE TABLE

Teak Isle Manufacturing, ...

1. A table comprising:a table top pivotably coupled to a mounting structure; and
a support structure pivotably coupled to the table top and the mounting structure, the support structure including first and second arms that are pivotably and slidably coupled together, wherein the first arm includes a first end pivotably coupled to the table top, and a second end pivotably and slidably coupled to the second arm, wherein the second end includes first and second finger portions, and wherein pivotal and sliding movement between the first and second arms allows the table top to be disposed in one of either raised and folded positions, and the first finger portion is adapted to flex away from the second finger portion when the first arm is pivoted with respect to the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,709,228

GOLF BALL HOLDER DEVICE

1. A golf ball holder device, comprising:a concave body made of a yieldably bendable material, said concave body being arcuate in shape both length-wise and width-wise of said body so as to define an interior surface forming an interior cavity and an opening to said interior cavity through which a golf ball can be inserted into or removed from a snug gripping hold by said interior surface on the golf ball within said interior cavity of said concave body, the holder device further comprising:
a pair of wings made of the same yieldably bendable material, each said wing being arcuate in shape both length-wise and width-wise of said wing, said wings being integrally formed at central locations on opposite sides of a central portion of said concave body and providing short side extensions of said interior surface of said concave body so as to thereby add to or augment the snug gripping hold on the golf ball by said interior surface of said concave body along said opposite sides thereof; and
a pair of flanges made of the same yieldably bendable material, each said flange being arcuate in shape at least width-wise, said flanges being integrally formed on opposite ends of said concave body so as to protrude outwardly in opposite directions with respect to one another such that said flanges are graspable by fingers of a user to yieldably flex opposite body portions of said concave body about a central transverse axis extending across said central portion of said concave body so as to move the opposite ends thereof away from each other and thereby temporarily increase the size of said interior cavity and said opening of interior cavity to facilitate the ease of the insertion and removal of the golf ball into and from the snug gripping hold by said concave body.

US Pat. No. 10,709,226

ADJUSTABLE COSMETIC APPLICATOR

1. An adjustable cosmetic applicator, comprising:an applicator tip moveable relative to an applicator body between at least a first and a second position; and
an actuator assembly configured to move the applicator tip between the at least first and second positions,
wherein the applicator tip, the applicator body, and the actuator assembly are integrally formed as a single molded part.

US Pat. No. 10,709,224

DEVICE CONTROL SYSTEM, WEARABLE DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, FRAGRANCE MATERIAL EJECTION METHOD, AND DEVICE CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A device control system, comprising:a wearable device; and
an information processing device,
the wearable device including
a storage in which a fragrance material containing a predetermined scent component is stored,
a device that ejects the fragrance material stored in the storage,
a biological sensor that detects biological data of a user,
a first communication interface, and
a first computer,
the first computer transmitting the biological data detected by the biological sensor by using the first communication interface, receiving a first control signal for causing the wearable device to eject the fragrance material by using the first communication interface, and causing the device to eject the fragrance material upon receipt of the first control signal,
the information processing device including
a second communication interface, and
a second computer,
the second computer receiving the biological data detected by the wearable device by using the second communication interface, estimating user's emotion by arithmetic processing of the received biological data, determining whether or not the user has positive emotion by using a result of the estimation, and in a case where it is determined that the user has positive emotion, (i) transmitting the first control signal to the wearable device by using the second communication interface, and (ii) transmitting, to an environment control device holding the fragrance material, a second control signal for causing the environment control device to eject the fragrance material at a predetermined timing after the transmission of the first control signal by using the second communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,709,223

COSMETIC CONTAINER

YONWOO CO., LTD., Incheo...

1. A cosmetic container comprising:a storage container for storing a cosmetic content therein;
a pump coupled to a top of the storage container and configured to move the cosmetic content stored in the storage container upward;
a pressurizing plate coupled to a top of the pump and having a discharge hole to discharge the cosmetic content moved from the pump upward; and
a distribution plate disposed on a top of the pressurizing plate and distributing the cosmetic content discharged from the discharge hole outward,
wherein the distribution plate comprises at least one incised piece incisedly defined from an edge toward a central area thereof, each of at least one incised piece disposed spaced apart from each other along the edge, and
wherein distribution paths are defined by spaces disposed apart from each other and around the each of the at least one incised piece, and the distribution paths distribute the cosmetic content through the spaces,
wherein the central area of the distribution plate is spaced apart from the pressurizing plate and the discharge hole in an upward direction, and at least a portion of the central area is convex upward,
wherein the central area is configured to be pressurized by a user and to be moved downward and to come into contact with the top of the pressurizing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,709,216

PHILSRING HEALTH AID

1. An article of jewelry consisting ofan annular copper ring shank forming a through-hole passage, said annular copper ring shank having an outer circumferential surface, an inner circumferential surface, and a width defined in a radial direction of said annular copper ring shank between said outer and inner circumferential surfaces, said width being larger at a portion of said annular copper ring shank having:
a.) a through-bore extending in said radial direction through said annular copper ring shank from said outer circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank to said inner circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank
b.) a planar surface on said outer circumferential surface; and,
an ornament having a head with an outer surface including a groove formed therein and an inner surface with a copper threaded shaft extending therefrom, said threaded shaft extending into said through-bore terminating at a flanged end at said inner circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank while a portion of said head inner surface is engaged with said planar surface on said outer circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank, said flanged end being flush with said inner circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank to provide a continuous, smooth transition between said inner circumferential surface of said annular copper ring shank and said flange.

US Pat. No. 10,709,214

LOCK MECHANISM FOR ACCESSORIES

REGAL JEWELRY MANUFACTORE...

1. A lock mechanism for accessories, the lock mechanism comprising:a chain component having a head portion at one end;
a lock connector component having a button portion, an accommodating space, and an opening disposed on a side adjacent to the button portion, wherein the opening space connects to the accommodating space; and
a spring component, wherein the spring component is disposed in the lock connector component beneath the button portion;
wherein when the button portion is operated in a pressed state, the button portion is configured to block the head portion from entering or exiting the accommodating space via the opening; and when the button portion is operated in a depressed state, the button portion is configured to allow the head portion to enter or exit the accommodating space via the opening;
wherein the button portion further includes a blocking portion disposed between the opening and the spring component, the blocking portion formed extending downward from a bottom surface of the button portion; when the button portion is operated in the depressed state, the blocking portion blocks the opening; when the button portion is operated in the pressed state, the blocking portion does not block the opening; and
wherein the blocking portion is formed as a L-shape plate, and a plane of the L-shape parallel to a top surface of the button portion at least partially blocks the opening when the button portion is operated in the depressed state.

US Pat. No. 10,709,211

INTERLOCKING MEANS AND BAG WITH INTERLOCKING MEANS

C.I. TAIKRON CORPORATION,...

1. An interlocking means comprising:a pair of band-shaped first and second interlocking members;
wherein the first interlocking member includes a band-shaped first base and a male interlocking part that is provided in a longitudinal direction of the first base, and the second interlocking member includes a band-shaped second base and a female interlocking part that is provided in a longitudinal direction of the second base and is detachably interlocked with the male interlocking part, wherein
the female interlocking part includes a first plurality of sections having a first height and a second plurality of sections whose heights are lower than those of the first plurality of sections, and which are arranged at intervals in a longitudinal direction of the female interlocking part, and
the male interlocking part is interlocked with the first and second plurality of sections, respectively
wherein the second plurality of sections are in a shape that is formed by pressing and deforming the first and second interlocking members from the top such that the first and second interlocking members are outwardly deformed relative to the first and second interlocking members of the first plurality of sections, and
when the female interlocking part is viewed in a cross section in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, widths of the second plurality of sections are larger than widths of the first plurality of sections.

US Pat. No. 10,709,210

FASTENING TAPE WITH INJECTED FOAM GASKET

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A fastening tape comprising:a plurality of fastening tape portions extending parallel to one another;
each of the plurality of fastening tape portions comprising a plurality of attachment portions extending upwardly from a bottom portion of the fastening tape;
at least one inner wall disposed adjacent to at least some of the plurality of attachment portions such that a cavity is disposed between inner walls of adjacent fastening tape portions of the plurality of fastening tape portions; and
an injected foam member disposed in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,709,209

CLOSURE DEVICE

1. A closure device for closing a restraint system, the closure device comprising:a blocking device; and
a locking device having a first connecting member and a second connecting member;
wherein the locking device and the blocking device interact in such a way that, in at least a first position of the locking device relative to the blocking device, the first connecting member releasably coupled to the second connecting member, and, in at least a second position of the locking device relative to the blocking device, the blocking device prevents release of the first connecting member from the second connecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,709,208

LOW PROFILE SNAP HOOK ACTUATOR FOR CHILD SEAT LATCH

1. A snap hook assembly, comprising:a base having a hook;
a gate having a fixed end secured to the base and a free end extending from the fixed end towards the hook, wherein the gate is resiliently biased to a closed position where the free end of the gate closes against the hook;
a gate actuator having an actuator portion and an arm contacting the gate, wherein the arm is configured to move the gate from the closed position to an open position where the free end of the gate disengages from the hook; a housing secured to the base on a side that is opposite the hook, wherein the housing defines one or more pivot pin openings;
wherein the gate actuator includes
one or more pivot pins pivotally secured in the one or more pivot pin openings of the housing, and
an arm contacting the gate to move the free end from the closed position to the open position;
wherein the actuator portion is located on the same side of the base as the housing;
wherein the base defines a base lever opening; and
wherein the arm extends through the base lever opening to engage the gate proximal to the hook.

US Pat. No. 10,709,203

CONTOURED SUPPORT SHOE INSOLE

IMPLUS FOOTCARE, LLC, Du...

1. A contoured insole used inside a shoe and having a top side that contacts the users foot, a bottom side that contacts the interior of a shoe after insertion therein, a lateral side that lies adjacent to the outer side of a user's foot in use and a medial side that lies adjacent the inner side, or arch, of a user's foot, said insole comprising:a base layer having a contoured shape which receives and supports the foot of the user, a heel end, a toe end, a top surface, a bottom surface, a lateral side and a medial side, said lateral and medial sides extending approximately from said heel end to said toe end, said base layer having:
(a) a forefoot pad indentation area on the bottom surface of the insole extending from the midfoot to the toe area of the base layer and supporting the insertion of a forefoot pad therein,
(b) a stability cradle indentation area on the bottom surface of the insole extending from the midfoot to the heel area of the insole and supporting the insertion of a stability cradle therein;
(c) a metatarsal dome on the top surface of base layer and raised over the metatarsal midfoot area of the insole;
(d) separation wall on the bottom surface of the base layer and located between said forefoot pad indentation area and said mid-foot-to-heel stability cradle indentation area
a stability cradle positioned on the bottom surface of the base layer in the stability cradle indentation area and having:
(a) a raised arch support on the bottom surface of the insole in the medial arch area,
(b) a heel cup on the bottom surface of the insole and surrounding the heel end of the insole with vertical walls,
(c) a first set of elongated, transverse ribs in a raised medial arch, said raised medial arch extending continuously along an inner side of the stability cradle,
(d) a second set of vertical support ribs surrounding the heel cup,
(e) a third set of vertical support ribs aligned in a lateral midfoot area, said lateral midfoot area extending continuously along an outer side of the stability cradle,
(f) a midfoot pad aperture on the bottom surface of the stability cradle in the midfoot area, and
(g) a heel pad aperture on the bottom surface of the stability cradle in the heel area,
a forefoot pad positioned on the bottom surface of the insole in the forefoot indentation area;
a medial heel pad positioned on the medial side of the heel pad aperture in the stability cradle;
a lateral heel pad positioned on the medial side of the heel pad aperture in the stability cradle;
a midfoot heel pad positioned in the midfoot pad aperture in the stability cradle; and,
a top sheet that extends across the top surface of the base layer from the heel end to the toe end of the insole.

US Pat. No. 10,709,200

SOLE STRUCTURE CONFIGURED TO ALLOW RELATIVE HEEL/FOREFOOT MOTION

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a midsole component including a major upper surface that defines a support for a forefoot plantar surface of a wearer's foot, wherein a heel area of the major upper surface includes a recessed portion having a curved upper surface;
a heel supporting component separate from the midsole component, wherein the heel supporting component is made from a foam material, wherein the heel supporting component includes a curved lower surface that is movably received in the recessed portion of the major upper surface of the midsole component; and
an upper, wherein the upper is engaged with the midsole component in a forefoot region and is engaged with the heel supporting component, and wherein the article of footwear is configured to permit movement of the heel supporting component relative to the midsole component and toward at least one of a medial side or a lateral side of the article of footwear, the permitted movement comprising sliding of the heel supporting component along an interface between the curved upper surface of the recessed portion and the curved lower surface of the heel supporting component, the permitted movement further comprising rotation of the heel supporting component about an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the article of footwear such that a portion of the bottom surface of the heel supporting component on one of the medial side or the lateral side of the heel supporting component departs from the curved upper surface of the recessed portion and extends upwardly and becomes exposed above the major upper surface of the midsole component, and a corresponding portion of an upper surface of the heel supporting component on the other of the medial side and the lateral side of the heel supporting component departs downwardly relative to the major upper surface of the midsole component exposing a portion of the curved upper surface of the recessed portion on the other of the medial side and the lateral side of the heel supporting component.

US Pat. No. 10,709,196

GROUND-ENGAGING STRUCTURES FOR ARTICLE FOOT FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A ground-engaging component for an article of footwear, comprising:an outer perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an outer perimeter of the ground-engaging component;
an inner perimeter boundary rim that at least partially defines an inner perimeter of the ground-engaging component, wherein a first open space extending completely through the ground-engaging component is defined between the outer perimeter boundary rim and the inner perimeter boundary rim, and wherein a second open space is defined between a lateral side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim and a medial side portion of the inner perimeter boundary rim; and
a support structure extending from the outer perimeter boundary rim to the inner perimeter boundary rim and across the first open space, wherein the support structure defines plural openings within the first open space that extend completely through the ground-engaging component.

US Pat. No. 10,709,195

SHOE INSOLE

Industech International I...

1. An insole, comprising:a thickness in a range of 0.06-0.15 inches;
a top surface;
a bottom surface;
a heel receiving portion having a first end and a second end;
an anterior transverse arch support section;
a lateral longitudinal arch support section, having a width; and
a medial longitudinal arch support section, comprising, a partial spherical cap,
said spherical cap having a radius and a height,
wherein said medial longitudinal arch support section runs from said first end of said heel receiving portion to said anterior transverse arch support section;
wherein a height of the medial longitudinal arch support section is in a range of 0.2-2 inches and configured to be greater than a height of an arch of a foot of a user;
wherein when the user stands with the insole, the medial longitudinal arch support section is compressed to support the arch of the user; and
wherein said insole consists of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE).

US Pat. No. 10,709,191

PROTECTIVE HELMET

THL Holding Company, LLC,...

1. A protective helmet comprising:an outer shell;
a reservoir having a viewing window; and
at least one bladder, coupled to the outer shell, that provides shock absorption in at least one zone of protection, wherein the at least one bladder holds an absorption pack that contains a solid mixture containing a plurality of beads, wherein, when an elastic capacity of the solid mixture is exceeded in response to an impact to the protective helmet, the plurality of beads begin to mechanically fail via breakage, relieving local stress to the protective helmet, preventing chain-reaction break-downs, and transferring a shock of impact to the protective helmet at a threshold value until a substantial portion of the plurality of beads have failed, and wherein the plurality of beads include a plurality of hollow frangible beads that are fluid-filled with a colored dye that is released to the reservoir on the breakage to facilitate visual observation of the colored dye via the viewing window.

US Pat. No. 10,709,188

METAL REINFORCED BELT

1. An apparatus, comprising:a multi-layered belt arranged to be wrapped around a midsection body portion of a user, the multi-layered belt comprising a plurality of parallel strips coupled together in an aligned stack, including:
two parallel outer layers with their respective profiles aligned together, and
one or more inner layers sandwiched between the two outer layers and enclosed by the two outer layers, wherein the one or more inner layers includes at least one metallic layer and comprises a reinforcement portion;
an adjustment portion disposed at a first end of the belt, comprising a plurality of holes that penetrate through the two parallel outer layers and are arranged to interface with a closure portion; and
a closure portion coupled at a second end of the belt, comprising a buckle, wherein a portion of the buckle is arranged to protrude through one or more of the plurality of holes to temporarily couple together the adjustment portion and the second end of the belt,
wherein the at least one metallic layer extends continuously from the adjustment portion to the closure portion.

US Pat. No. 10,709,187

TRIM PIECE FOR AN APPAREL ITEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A combination of a lower-body apparel item and a waistband, wherein:the lower-body apparel item comprises a waist opening, one or more lower openings, an inner-facing surface, an outer-facing surface, and a first terminal end forming an uppermost edge of the waist opening;
the waistband comprises at least one single layer portion, a first surface, an opposite second surface, the first surface and the second surface extending from a first longitudinal terminal end to a second longitudinal terminal end opposite the first longitudinal terminal end with a width extending between the first longitudinal terminal end and the second longitudinal terminal end, and the waistband having a folded portion between the first longitudinal terminal end and the second longitudinal terminal end, wherein an entirety of the second surface of the waistband directly abuts the outer-facing surface of the lower-body apparel item, the first terminal end forming the uppermost edge of the waist opening of the lower-body apparel item, and at least a portion of the inner-facing surface of the lower-body apparel item, and wherein the folded portion of the waistband is folded over the first terminal end of the lower-body apparel item;
the first longitudinal terminal end of the waistband is positioned on the inner-facing surface of the lower-body apparel item;
the second longitudinal terminal end of the waistband is positioned on the outer-facing surface of the lower-body apparel item;
wherein the first longitudinal terminal end and the second longitudinal terminal end of the waistband are located above the one or more lower openings of the lower-body apparel item; and
at least two-thirds of the width of the waistband is positioned on the outer-facing surface of the lower-body apparel item.

US Pat. No. 10,709,181

APPAREL FOR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES

UNDER ARMOUR, INC., Balt...

1. A suit wearable by a human user, the suit comprising:a torso section;
two arm sections extending from an upper portion of the torso section;
two leg sections extending from a lower portion of the torso section; and
a plurality of spaced apart marks formed on an interior surface portion of the suit;
wherein:
the plurality of marks formed on the interior surface portion of the suit impart a roughened, uneven surface along an exterior surface portion of the suit that corresponds with the interior surface portion of the suit, and a surface roughness of the exterior surface portion of the suit varies based upon a degree of stretch applied to the suit;
the roughened, uneven exterior surface comprises protrusions defined along the exterior surface portion of the suit that correspond with the marks on the interior surface portion of the suit when the suit is stretched to a stretched state; and
the exterior surface comprises indentations defined along the exterior surface portion of the suit that correspond with the marks on the interior surface portion of the suit when the suit is in an unstretched state, and the indentations are converted to the protrusions along the exterior surface portion of the suit when the suit is transitioned from the unstretched state to the stretched state.

US Pat. No. 10,709,180

PROTECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A protective gear for cushioning a subject against an impact, comprising:a housing conforming to a body joint of the subject;
an airbag disposed in the housing;
a detector comprised of an acceleration sensor, configured to detect an acceleration subject for indicating a motion of the subject; and
a controller coupled with the acceleration detector, configured to determine whether falling occurs based on data of the acceleration of the subjection detected by the acceleration sensor, and to generate an actuating signal to deploy the airbag if the motion is over a threshold,wherein the acceleration sensor detects the acceleration of the subject by sensing acceleration of the object along an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis in a three-dimensional coordinate system, the threshold is determined by a sum of the acceleration vectors along the X, Y, Z axis and the vector sum is less than 1g.

US Pat. No. 10,709,177

WOMEN'S EASY-ON ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT

1. A swimsuit, comprising:a bodice panel being adapted for covering a torso of a human body, the bodice panel having a front top end;
the bodice panel including an underwear section, the underwear section being adapted for covering a bottom torso of the human body, the underwear section having two leg openings, a crotch section disposed between the two leg openings, a pull-through section extending from the crotch section, and a rear section extending from the crotch section and the rear section defining a waistband section being adapted to be disposed at a waist of the human body, and the waistband section having a front bottom end adapted to extend below the waist of the human body, the pull-through section having a left free edge connected to a top free edge of the pull-through section, and the top free edge being connected to a edge of the pull-through section, the left free edge and the right free edge being laterally disposed to each other;
the bodice panel and the underwear section each having corresponding left ends and corresponding right ends being adapted to be joined together with a linear directional connector having interlocking extensions, the linear directional connector being vertically disposed on a front center of the bodice panel and a front center of the waistband section of the underwear section during in-use engagement of the linear directional connector, the linear directional connector extending between the front top end of the bodice panel and the front bottom end of the waistband section of the underwear section;
a plurality of mechanical connectors being collectively and laterally disposed on the pull-through section and on the waistband section so that the pull-through section of the underwear section is adapted to be detachably joined directly to the waistband section of the underwear section; and
a skirt panel having a top end and an opposing bottom end, the top end having a top left end and a top right end, the top end of the skirt panel being attached to the waistband section, the top end of the skirt panel extending between the top left end of the skirt panel and the top right end of the skirt panel, wherein the top left end of the skirt panel terminates at a left predetermined horizontal distance relative to the vertical front center of the waistband section including the linear directional connector, and the top right end of the skirt panel terminates at a right predetermined horizontal distance relative to the front center of the waistband section including the linear directional connector, wherein the right predetermined horizontal distance and the left predetermined horizontal distance collectively define an open vertical gap arrangement that partially exposes the underwear section on a front side of the waistband section between the top left end and the top right end of the skirt panel while the skirt panel extends around the waistband section between the top left end of the skirt panel and the top right end of the skirt panel.

US Pat. No. 10,709,174

GARMENT FOR A NEWBORN, IN PARTICULAR A PREMATURE BABY

Fritz Stephan GmbH Medizi...

1. A garment (1) for a newborn (3), the garment comprising: a film material, wherein the garment is made from the film material, a back portion (2) to be placed under a back, a leg portion (4) for placing under legs and two wing elements (6, 8) for swathing a chest region, an arm region and an abdominal region of the newborn (3), wherein the leg portion (4) is arranged adjacent to the back portion (2) and the two wing elements (6, 8) are each respectively arranged adjacent to the back portion (2) on a respective arm side, whereinthe wing elements (6, 8) are each formed such that a respective one of the wing elements (6, 8) can be wrapped from the back portion (2) on the respective arm side over a respective arm of the newborn (3) so that the respective arm with a respective neighboring shoulder, the abdominal region and the chest of the newborn (3) are completely covered by the respective wing element (6, 8);
the head-to-toe extent of the wing elements (6, 8) increases in an outwards direction from the back portion (2) on the respective arm side to between a rounded lower edge (73, 93) and a rounded upper wing edge (65, 85) where the wing elements (6, 8) have a greatest head-to-toe extent of the respective wing element (6, 8), and then converge in each case to form a respective wing tip (9), whereby the film material is transparent; and
characterized in that an inside surface of the garment (1) is populated by physiological microorganisms.

US Pat. No. 10,709,170

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GUIDING AN AIRFLOW INSIDE AN ELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol-generating system, comprising:a liquid storage portion comprising a container configured to hold a liquid aerosol-generating substrate and defining an opening at an end thereof;
a heater assembly extending across the opening along a plane transverse to a longitudinal axis of the liquid storage portion and comprising at least one electrically operated flat mesh heater; and
a first channel defining a first flow route through a portion of the system for air originating from outside the system to enter the first flow route via an air inlet, a portion of the first channel being arranged along a direction orthogonal to said plane and being configured to direct the air originating from outside the system to impinge against a geometric center of the at least one electrically operated flat mesh heater and across a surface portion of the at least one electrically operated flat mesh heater to provide an airflow over said flat mesh heater in a radially outward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,709,169

CONICAL PAPER FABRICATOR

Banana Bros, LLC, Culver...

1. An apparatus for rolling papers into a non-cylindrical orientation, comprising:a rotatable non-cylindrical workpiece having a non-cylindrical peripheral outer side surface having a plurality of openings provided therein;
a surface comprising a receiving indentation configured to receive and fit the non-cylindrical peripheral outer side surface of the rotatable non-cylindrical workpiece;
a suction producing arrangement connected to the rotatable non-cylindrical workpiece; and
a rolling paper;
wherein the suction producing arrangement draws air through the plurality of openings while the rotatable non-cylindrical workpiece rotates with the non-cylindrical peripheral outer side surface positioned within the receiving indentation in the surface such that the drawn air draws the rolling paper toward and around the rotatable non-cylindrical workpiece, the rotation causing the rolling paper and a quantity of adhesive applied to the rolling paper to form a completed non-cylindrical rolling paper product.

US Pat. No. 10,709,142

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE PERSONALIZED PRODUCTION OF FOODS

MY G PIZZA S.R.L., Padua...

1. A system for the personalised production of foods such as pizza, focaccia bread and the like, comprising:at least one automated selection station of the type of food required by the customer, including the relative topping, and of how it is to be prepared, at least one preparation station of dough portions (P) that make up the base of the foods (X,X?) required, at least one first topping station of the dough portions (P) with ingredient to be cooked;
at least one cooking station of the dough portions (P) with ingredients to be cooked;
at least one delivery station to the customer of the finished foods (X?);
a first weighing station of the dough portions (P) and/or of the foods (X,X?), positioned upstream of said cooking station;
a plurality of baking trays, able to be associated with said dough portions and/or with said finished foods associated with a certain customer, equipped with respective identifiable elements, and a plurality of readers of said identifiable elements positioned at predetermined points of the system;
at least one central processing unit to which said stations, said transportation means, said weighing means and said recognition means are slaved,
said first topping station comprising a counter in which the food is prepared manually, and a selection counter of the ingredients to be cooked that can be freely accessed by the customers,
a first conveyor that transports the dough portions from said preparation station towards said first topping station,a sorting device positioned downstream of said first conveyor, that selectively sends the dough portions (P) towards said counter in which the food is prepared manually, or towards said selection counter, in relation to the selection made by the customer,a second conveyor and a third conveyor, which transport the dough portions, selected by said sorting device, respectively towards said counter in which the food is prepared manually, or towards said selection counter.

US Pat. No. 10,709,133

CONDENSED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A compound represented by formula (II):
in which Q represents a group represented by formula Q-1 or a group represented by formula Q-2,

wherein
Z represents a nitrogen atom or CX2,
X1 and X2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group B, a phenyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group C, a 5 or 6 membered aromatic heterocyclic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group C, a C3-C6 alicyclic hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group C, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group, a sulfanyl group, ORa, NRbRe, C(O)ORd, C(O)NReRf, NRjC(O)Rg, NRjC(O)ORh, or S(O)qRi,
A1 represents NH, NCH3, an oxygen atom, or a sulfur atom,
A2 represents a nitrogen atom or CH,
A3 represents a nitrogen atom or CR4,
R1 represents a C1-C5 perfluoroalkyl group, S(O)rR5, or OS(O)2R5,
n, p, q, and r each independently represent 0, 1, or 2,
R2 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a cyclopropylmethyl group, or a cyclopropyl group,
R30 represents a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group B, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group E, a phenyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H, a 5 or 6 membered aromatic heterocylic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H, OR12, NR11R12, NR11aR12a, NR29NR11R12, NR29OR11, NR11C(O)R13, NR29NR11C(O)R13, NR11C(O)OR14, NR29NR11C(O)OR14, NR11C(O)NR15R16, NR24NR11C(O)NR15R16, N?CHNR15R16, N?S(O)xR15R16, C(O)OR17, a cyano group, a nitro group, or a halogen atom,
R11, R17, R24, and R29 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms,
R11a and R12a are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3 to 7 membered non-aromatic heterocyclic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group E,
R13 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a (C3-C6 cycloalkyl)C1-C3 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a phenyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H, or a 5 or 6 membered aromatic heterocyclic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H,
R14 represents a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a (C3-C6 cycloalkyl)C1-C3 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a phenyl C1-C3 alkyl group wherein a phenyl moiety of the phenyl C1-C3 alkyl group may optionally have one or more substituents selected from group H,
R15 and R16 each independently represent a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms,
R12 represents a hydrogen atom, S(O)2R23, a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a C1-C6 alkyl group having one substituent selected from group F,
R23 represents a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a phenyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H,
R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a halogen atom,
R5 represents a C1-C5 perfluoroalkyl group,
Ra, Rb, and Rc each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms,
Rd represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group,
Re and Rf each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a C3-C6 alicyclic hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms,
Rg and Rh each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alicyclic hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a phenyl group,
Ri represents a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms,
Rj represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
group B: a group consisting of a C1-C6 alkoxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkenyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkynyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfanyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a cyano group, a nitro group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a C1-C6 alkylamino group, a di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino group, and a halogen atom,
group C: a group consisting of a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkoxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkenyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkynyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfanyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a cyano group, a nitro group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a C1-C6 alkylamino group, a di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino group, and a halogen atom,
group E: a group consisting of a C1-C6 chain hydrocarbon group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C1-C6 alkoxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkenyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a C3-C6 alkynyloxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, a halogen atom, an oxo group, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, and a nitro group,
group F: a group consisting of a C1-C6 alkoxy group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, an amino group, NHR21, NR21R22, a cyano group, a phenyl group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H, a 5 or 6 membered aromatic heterocyclic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group H, a C3-C7 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, and a 3 to 7 membered non-aromatic heterocyclic group optionally having one or more substituents selected from group C,
group H: a group consisting of a halogen atom, a nitro group, a cyano group, an amino group, a 5 or 6 membered aromatic heterocyclic group, a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, OR100, NR9R100, C(O)R100, C(O)NR9R100, OC(O)R9, OC(O)OR9, NR100C(O)R9, NR100C(O)OR9, and C(O)OR100,
R9 represents a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, and
R100 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms, or a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group optionally having one or more halogen atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,709,128

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BIRD CONTROL

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A system for control of birds in an enclosure, comprising:one or more mist nets positioned in the enclosure; and
a multi-projection laser system configured to produce a plurality of laser beams that impinge on a portion of the enclosure proximal to the one or more mist nets,
wherein the one or more mist nets and the laser system are arranged for the plurality of laser beams to cause the birds to fly into the one or more mist nets for safe and humane removal of the birds from the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,709,116

DIVISION BOARD HANGING FEEDER

1. A hanging feeder assembly for insertion alongside a plurality of honeycomb frames in a portable hive, comprising:a rectangular feeder tank having a pair of substantially vertical opposing sidewalls joined at each end by a pair of substantially vertical opposing end walls and a substantially horizontal bottom panel joining lower edges of the sidewalls and endwalls;
a separate lid which attaches to and covers an upper open top of the feeder tank;
one or more ladder tubes inside of the feeder tank, an outer wall of each of the tubes being in direct contact with interior surfaces of both of said opposing sidewalls of the feeder tank.

US Pat. No. 10,709,114

PHOTON MODULATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR STIMULATION OF A DESIRED RESPONSE IN BIRDS

XIANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A system for inducing a desired response in a bird comprising:at least one photon emitter in communication with at least one photon emission modulation controller;
wherein said at least one photon emitter is configured to emit a repetitive photon signal to said bird, wherein said repetitive photon signal comprises two or more independent components, wherein said two or more independent components comprise:
one or more initial components, wherein each of said one or more initial components comprises at least one photon pulse, wherein said at least one photon pulse has an ON duration, intensity, wavelength band and duty cycle;
wherein said ON duration of said at least one photon pulse is between 0.01 microseconds and 5000 milliseconds and wherein the duration of the delay between said photon pulses is between 0.1 microseconds and 24 hours;
wherein said duty cycle of said photon pulse is between 0.01% and 90% of constant emission of said at least one photon emitter;
wherein said at least one photon emitter is configured to emit at least one additional photon pulse within a second independent component, wherein said at least one additional photon pulse has an ON duration, intensity, wavelength band and duty cycle, wherein said wavelength band of said at least one additional photon pulse is different from the said wavelength band of said at least one photon pulse of said one or more initial components;
wherein said at least one photon emission modulation controller controls said emission of photons from said photon emitter;
wherein said ON duration of said at least one additional photon pulse within said second independent component is between 0.01 microseconds and 5000 milliseconds and wherein the duration of the delay between said photon pulses is between 0.1 microseconds and 24 hours;
wherein said duty cycle of said at least one additional photon pulse is between 0.01% and 90% of constant emission of said at least one photon emitter; and
wherein said one or more initial components and the second independent component are produced within said repetitive signal simultaneously;
wherein the one photon pulse ON duration of the second independent component is initiated within the repetitive signal after the completion of the one or more photon pulse ON durations of said one or more initial components; and
wherein said signal is capable of being emitted toward said bird from said at least one photon emitter, wherein the combined effect of said one or more initial components and the second independent component of the signal regulates said bird's switching between cis and trans configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,709,113

ANIMAL TRAINING HARNESS

1. An animal harness comprising:a first harness assembly providing a first adjustable strap configured to fit around the back and waist of an animal;
a second harness assembly comprising:
a first Martingale assembly attached at a first end to a first predetermined location on one side of the first harness and at a second distal end to a first end of a second adjustable strap and comprising a first leash attachment ring;
a second Martingale assembly attached at a first end to a second predetermined location on the other side of the harness first harness and at a second distal end to a second distal end of the second adjustable strap and comprising a second leash attachment ring; and
the second adjustable strap coupled to the first and second Martingale assemblies and configured to fit around the front of the animal, wherein
when worn by the animal the first harness assembly is intended to be positioned just behind the front legs of the animal and the second harness assembly is intended to be positioned around the front of the animal proximate its collar bone; and
the harness provides pressure to either the left or right side of the animal through the action of at least one of the first Martingale assembly and the second Martingale assembly based upon motion of the animal away from a user holding a leash attached to the second harness assembly via at least one of the first leash attachment ring of the first Martingale assembly and the second leash attachment ring of the second Martingale assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,709,109

FURNITURE PROTECTING SCRATCHING DEVICE

1. A furniture protecting scratching device, consisting of:a planar base having an L-shaped configuration;
a pair of sidewalls extending perpendicularly upward from an inside edge of the planar base and connected to each other at one end in a perpendicular fashion;
a top portion extending orthogonally from a top edge of the pair of sidewalls such that the top portion and sidewalls define an interior channel adapted to fit over an armrest portion of a piece of furniture, wherein the interior channel rests flush against the armrest portion of the furniture;
wherein the top portion extends in a direction opposite the planar base;
a surface material suitable for scratching disposed on a top surface of the planar base, sidewalls, and top portion;
the surface material consisting of an interwoven fabric;
an enticing substance incorporated within the interwoven fabric of the surface material.

US Pat. No. 10,709,106

PET VESTIBULE

1. A pet vestibule comprising:a residential house door having a pet door therein;
an open side attached to said residential house door such that the perimeter of said open side is generally flush to said residential house door and said perimeter surrounds said pet door;
a wall side opposing said open side and generally parallel thereto;
a vestibule door side extending from said open side to said wall side, said vestibule door side comprising a wall with an opening therein configured to accommodate the passage of an animal and forming a vestibule pet door;
a second wall side opposing said door side and extending from said open side to said wall side; and
a top side connected to said open side, said wall side, said door side, and said second wall side;
a bottom floor side opposing said top side;
a plurality of wheels attached to said vestibule such that said vestibule rolls on said wheels;
wherein said open side, said wall side, said door side, said second wall side, and said top side are attached in the configuration of a right trapezoidal prism.

US Pat. No. 10,709,105

ANIMAL ENCLOSURE

Edmonds Outdoors, LLC, N...

1. A portable animal enclosure apparatus, comprising:a kennel body including an upper housing member and a lower housing member, each of the upper and lower housing members including a double-walled construction including an inner wall forming a portion of the enclosure shaped to house the animal, an outer wall at least partially surrounding the inner wall, and a gap defined between the inner and outer wall;
a door opening defined at a first end of the kennel body between the upper and lower housing members;
a rear wall at a second end of the kennel body opposite the door opening;
a frame recess molded in the kennel body at the door opening;
a door frame seated in the frame recess on the kennel body at the door opening, the door frame secured to the upper and lower housing members with a plurality of door frame fasteners; and
a door disposed on the door frame, wherein the door is pivotally attached to the door frame and is pivotally moveable relative to the door frame between a closed position and an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,709,104

BARN FLOOR CLEANER

1. An apparatus for cleaning a floor, the apparatus attached or attachable to a vehicle that defines a horizontal longitudinal direction of travel, and a horizontal transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the apparatus comprising:(a) a scraper assembly comprising at least one horizontally extending scraper for scraping material on the floor, wherein when the apparatus is attached to the vehicle, the scraper is pivotable in relation to the vehicle for adjusting a transverse position of an end of the scraper in relation to the vehicle; and
(b) for at least one scraper, an associated cleaning head assembly comprising:
(i) a cleaning head that is actuable for moving material on the floor from a position transversely offset from the scraper assembly to a position transversely aligned with and longitudinally in front of the scraper assembly; and
(ii) a horizontally extending arm attaching the cleaning head to the scraper such that pivoting of the scraper in relation to the vehicle adjusts a transverse position of the cleaning head in relation to the vehicle, and wherein the arm is pivotally attached to the scraper for adjusting a transverse position of the cleaning head in relation to the scraper.

US Pat. No. 10,709,078

SEAWEED FARMING SYSTEM

Sea6 Energy Private Ltd.,...

1. A harvesting unit comprising:a harvest disintegrator, wherein the harvesting disintegrator is configured to:
receive a plantation substrate having mature seaweed thereon after severing a vegetative portion of seaweed; and
disintegrate the mature seaweed to separate the mature seaweed from the plantation substrate, wherein the plantation substrate remains substantially intact during separation of the mature seaweed.

US Pat. No. 10,709,077

MACROALGAE BIOMASS PRODUCTION

SEAKURA PRODUCTS FROM NAT...

1. A land-based system for the production of macroalgae, the system comprising:a. a reservoir containing pristine seawater, wherein the pristine seawater is obtained from at least one coastal well, and is filtrated through sand and rock layers separating the coastal well from the sea,
b. at least one inoculum tank comprising at least one of a gas distribution system, a jet water system or a combination thereof, the at least one inoculum tank containing a culture medium and pieces of a macroalgae young thalli, wherein the culture medium comprises pristine seawater from the reservoir; and
c. at least one cultivation pond comprising at least one of a gas distribution system, a jet water system or a combination thereof, the at least one cultivation pond containing a culture medium and macroalgae, wherein the culture medium comprises pristine seawater from the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,709,075

PLANT COLLARS

1. A hydroponics plant collar comprising:a body defining:
a thickness, a center, and a periphery;
a slot extending from the periphery and generally toward the center;
a terminus of the slot and a surface thereof; and
two opposing slot surfaces which define smooth plant contact portions thereof
and which are spaced apart from one another whereby the body distributes forces acting on the hydroponics plant collar and on a plant to be is the slot; and
metallic nanospheres dispersed throughout the body.

US Pat. No. 10,709,074

RECONFIGURABLE SOLAR ARRAY AND METHOD OF MANAGING CROP YIELD USING THE SAME

1. A reconfigurable solar collector, comprising:a telescoping base comprising a fixed tube and an extensible mounting post extensible from a top end of said fixed tube and being retractable into said fixed tube to a position in which a top end of said extensible mounting post is positioned below a soil surface in which said telescoping base in installed;
a support pole removably mountable to said extensible mounting post; and
a panel array comprising a plurality of panels, wherein each panel is movably mounted on said support pole from a first, generally horizontal position providing a maximum amount of shade to crops located below said panel array toward a generally vertical position, said panel array mounting at least one photovoltaic cell.

US Pat. No. 10,709,069

SILO FOR GRAIN

Casparus Bresler, Farm V...

1. A method of drying a body of grain, the method comprising:storing the body of grain in an elongate bag silo comprising at least one wall of an impermeable material, a first end and a second end;
providing at least a first arrangement of ports for air in the bag, the first arrangement comprising:
at least a first outlet for air from the bag, the first outlet being situated intermediate the first end and the second end of the bag;
at least a first set of inlets for air into the bag, the first set of inlets being situated intermediate the first outlet and the first end of the bag, the first set of inlets comprising at least a first inlet which is spaced a first distance from the first outlet and a second inlet which is spaced a second distance from the first inlet and longitudinally further away from the first outlet than the first inlet, and wherein the first outlet is the closest outlet to the second inlet in a direction towards the second end of the bag; and
providing a flow of air in the bag, between the at least first and second inlets and the first outlet, and utilizing a pressure regulating device at, at least some of the at least first and second inlets such that a pressure differential between any two of said at least first and second inlets is maintained within a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,709,065

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR LAWNMOWER

Bad Boy Mowers, LLC, Bat...

1. A riding lawnmower system comprising:a frame;
a right rear drive system comprising:
a right integrated hydraulic transaxle comprising a right hydraulic pump, a right hydraulic motor and a right drive axle, the right drive axle configured to rotate about a right axle axis, and the right integrated hydraulic transaxle pivotally coupled to the frame by way of a right pivot assembly such that the right integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to pivot about a right pivot axis oriented transverse to the right axle axis;
the right pivot assembly comprising:
a first right pivot element coupled to a first side of the right integrated hydraulic transaxle; and
a second right pivot element coupled to a second side of the right integrated hydraulic transaxle and oriented coaxial with the right pivot axis and the first right pivot element;
a right rear drive wheel coupled to the right drive axle of the right integrated hydraulic transaxle, the right rear drive wheel configured to rotate about the right axle axis and to pivot about the right pivot axis with the right integrated hydraulic transaxle; and
a right resilient member configured to be compressed by pivoting of the right integrated hydraulic transaxle about the right pivot axis; and
a left rear drive system comprising:
a left integrated hydraulic transaxle comprising a left hydraulic pump, a left hydraulic motor and a left drive axle, the left drive axle configured to rotate about a left axle axis, and the left integrated hydraulic transaxle pivotally coupled to the frame by way of a left pivot assembly such that the left integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to pivot about a left pivot axis oriented transverse to the left axle axis;
the left pivot assembly comprising:
a first left pivot element coupled to a first side of the left integrated hydraulic transaxle; and
a second left pivot element coupled to a second side of the left integrated hydraulic transaxle and oriented coaxial with the left pivot axis and the first left pivot element;
a left rear drive wheel coupled to the left drive axle of the left integrated hydraulic transaxle, the left rear drive wheel configured to rotate about the left axle axis and to pivot about the left pivot axis with the left integrated hydraulic transaxle; and
a left resilient member configured to be compressed by pivoting of the left integrated hydraulic transaxle about the left pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,709,063

BATTERY-POWERED WORKING MACHINE

YAMABIKO CORPORATION, To...

1. A battery-powered working machine comprising:a casing which houses an electric motor;
a work unit which is driven by the electric motor and extends from the casing;
a battery pack which is attachable to and detachable from the casing, the battery pack including a plurality of batteries and capable of supplying power to the electric motor, the plurality of batteries being housed in a battery cover of the battery pack;
a casing-side connection terminal which is provided to the casing and connectable to a battery-side connection terminal provided to the battery pack; and
a protective bracket that is separate from the battery pack and the battery cover of the battery pack, the protective bracket being configured to:
be removably coupled to the casing such that the protective bracket is configured to be completely detachable from the casing,
be slid with the battery pack into the casing,
be housed in the casing,
be secured to the casing while being in engagement with the battery cover,
inhibit theft of the battery pack, and
keep the casing-side connection terminal and the battery-side connection terminal at a distance from each other to prevent contact between the casing-side and battery-side connection terminals,
wherein the casing has a fastening portion on a front side of the casing in a sliding direction of the battery pack, the fastening portion being configured to fasten the protective bracket between the casing and the battery cover by a screw.

US Pat. No. 10,709,057

SEED INDUCTOR BOX FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT HAVING MULTIPLE AIR PATHS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A particulate material delivery system for an agricultural implement comprising:an inductor segment which includes a housing which comprises a particulate material supply chamber configured to receive a particulate material from a particulate material tank;
an upper airflow path configured to direct an airflow from an airflow supply into the particulate material supply chamber;
a first screen positioned in an upper portion of the housing, wherein air moves through the first screen and particulate material moves over the first screen;
a lower airflow path configured to direct the airflow from the airflow supply into the particulate material supply chamber; and
a second screen positioned in a lower portion of the housing, wherein air moves through the second screen and particulate material moves over the second screen;
wherein the particulate material supply chamber comprises an inlet and an outlet, the inlet is configured to receive the particulate material from the particulate material tank, the outlet is configured to expel the particulate material, and the inlet and the outlet of the particulate material supply chamber are substantially perpendicular to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,709,055

DROP CHUTE DEFLECTOR FOR ENHANCING ENTRAINMENT OF GRANULAR PRODUCT IN AN AIRSTREAM OF AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT APPLICATOR

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A granular product delivery arrangement for an agricultural product applicator, comprising:a granular product supply compartment for housing a supply of granular product and a granular product delivery unit for dispersing granular product from the supply compartment to a ground surface;
a granular product delivery mechanism including:
a substantially horizontally extending supply line interconnecting the granular product supply compartment and the granular product delivery unit, the substantially horizontally extending supply line having a tubular wall including an inside surface defining an interior of the supply line and a longitudinal axis of the supply line;
a granular product deflector disposed in the supply line; and
a pressurized air source;wherein:the supply line has an upstream end connected to the pressurized air source and is adapted for receiving a flow of pressurized air from the pressurized air source and a downstream end operatively attached to the granular product delivery unit;
the supply line defines an inflow slot extending through an upper surface of the wall of the supply line, the inflow slot having a length extending along the longitudinal axis from an upstream end to a downstream end of the inflow slot and being configured for dropping granular product from the supply compartment into the interior of the supply line in the flow of pressurized air in the supply line to entrain the dropped granular product in the flow of pressurized air passing through the supply line; and
the deflector having a body operatively attached below the inflow slot in the supply line and configured to disperse the granular product dropped into the interior of the supply line to enhance entrainment of the granular product in the flow of pressurized air passing through the supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,709,054

PRESSURE SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR COMMODITY METER OF WORK VEHICLE

1. A work vehicle comprising:a frame structure; and
a plurality of row units that each include:
a row unit support structure attached to the frame structure;
a meter housing with a housing member and a cover, the housing member being attached to the row unit support structure, the cover having an attached position in which the cover is removably attached to the housing member to define an interior of the meter housing, the cover having a detached position in which the cover is at least partly detached from the housing member to provide access to the interior;
a metering element that is housed within the interior of the meter housing, the metering element configured to singulate a commodity and meter the commodity from the meter housing; and
an air pressure device configured to generate an air pressure differential across the metering element to retain the commodity on the metering element, the air pressure device being fixed relative to the row unit support structure, the air pressure device configured to remain fixed relative to the row unit support structure as the cover moves between the attached position and the detached position.

US Pat. No. 10,709,053

PRECISION SEED-DISPENSING SYSTEM

1. A seed-distribution system applied to a planting machine, the seed-distribution system comprising:machine elements that touch the soil;
a row unit chassis connected to the machine elements that touch the soil and that provides support to a seed meter;
a seed tube extending downward from the seed meter; and
a damper system positioned between the seed tube and the row unit chassis and contacting an intermediate portion of the seed tube, the damper system configured to lessen vertical and horizontal vibrations from the row unit chassis, wherein the damper system comprises at least one component selected from the group consisting of a hydraulic piston and a spring, an elastomer pad, a cushion pad, or an electromagnetic absorber.
US Pat. No. 10,709,801

TARGETING CORROLES FOR TUMOR TOXICITY AND MRI

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENT...

1. A method of imaging a condition in a subject using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), comprising:a) administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition comprising a targeted nanoparticle, wherein the targeted nanoparticle comprises a targeting polypeptide and a corrole, wherein the corrole comprises iron (Fe), and wherein the targeting polypeptide comprises a Her segment and a penton base segment; and
b) imaging the condition in the subject by MRI.
US Pat. No. 10,710,059

PROCESS FOR PREPARING IRON(III)-EXCHANGED ZEOLITE COMPOSITION

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A process for preparing an Iron-exchanged zeolite, the process comprising combining a zeolite with Iron(III) cations in an aqueous medium such that the Iron(III) cations are exchanged into or onto the zeolite to thus form an Iron(III)-exchanged zeolite;wherein the zeolite and the Iron(III) cations are combined in an aqueous medium that comprises a buffering agent and that is at a pH of about 2.0 to about 6.0.
US Pat. No. 10,710,060

CATALYST COMPOSITION COMPRISING CON-TYPE ZEOLITE AND ZSM-5-TYPE ZEOLITE, PREPARATION AND PROCESS USING SUCH COMPOSITION

Shell Oil Company, Houst...

1. A catalyst composition comprising:(a) a carrier comprising (i) CON zeolite in an amount in the range of from 5 to 85 wt %, based on total weight of carrier, (ii) ZSM-5 zeolite in an amount of from 5 to 85 wt %, based on total weight of carrier; and (iii) an inorganic binder in an amount in the range of from 10 to 60 wt %, based on total weight of carrier; and
(b) of from 0.001 to 10 wt % one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Groups 6-11 of the IUPAC Periodic Table of Elements.
US Pat. No. 10,710,322

MATTE FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREFORE

Accredo Packaging, Inc, ...

1. A method of forming a matte surface finish on a polymer film having a thickness, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing 0 to 85% by weight of one or more thermoplastic polymers having a high molecular weight characterized by a melt index (I2) of less than 0.99 g/10 min;
b) providing 15 to 75% by weight of inorganic and/or organic filler material;
c) mixing said one or more thermoplastic polymers of step (a) with said filler material of step (b), thereby providing a polymer mix;
d) extruding said polymer/filler mix through an extrusion die at a direction and rate of flow through said die so that said melt index of said one or more thermoplastic polymers facilitates relaxation in said one or more the thermoplastic polymers upon exiting said die, resulting in die swell upon said exit; and
e) utilizing said die swell and a shape of said filler material to facilitate reorientation of said filler material from a flow direction of the polymer/filler mix prior to exiting said extrusion die to a thickness direction of the extruded polymer/filler mix after exiting said extrusion die, the thickness-direction oriented filler material forming a matte surface finish in an extruded film of the polymer/filler mix.
US Pat. No. 10,709,811

SURGICAL GRAFTS FOR REPLACING THE NIPPLE AND AREOLA OR DAMAGED EPIDERMIS

The Administrators of the...

1. A surgical graft for grafting to a patient, said graft comprising a decellularized nipple, a decellularized areola, or a decellularized nipple attached to a decellularized areola, which decellularized nipple, areola or nipple attached to an areola comprises decellularized epidermis and substantially retains at least one cell adhesion molecule selected from the group consisting of laminin, elastin, fibronectin, and collagen VI.
US Pat. No. 10,711,356

OXYGEN-CONSUMING ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A gas diffusion electrode for the reduction of oxygen, where the gas diffusion electrode has at least one sheet-like, electrically conductive support, and a gas diffusion layer and an electrocatalyst applied to the support,wherein the gas diffusion layer consists of at least a mixture of carbon nanotubes and a fluoropolymer,
wherein the carbon nanotubes and the fluoropolymer are dry mixed together with a silver-containing cocatalyst in powder form and then applied to the support and compacted with an application of a pressing force on the support and,
wherein the carbon nanotubes act as the electrocatalyst,
wherein from 1 to 55% by weight of the silver-containing cocatalyst, based on the total content of the electrocatalyst, the silver-containing cocatalyst, and the fluoropolymer, is present as a further electrocatalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,711,106

HIGH ASPECT RATIO NANOFIBRIL MATERIALS

The University of Chicago...

1. A block copolymer comprising a single hydrophilic block, a single oligo(ethylene sulfide) (OES) block, and a moiety; wherein the moiety is a fluorophore; a peptide; a chemokine; a Toll-like receptor ligand; a pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP); a damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP); a natural protein; a recombinant protein; a protein conjugate; a sugar; a saccharide; or a synthetic polymer; wherein the moiety is covalently attached to the OES block.
US Pat. No. 10,711,110

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIBRE-COMPOSITE MADE FROM AMORPHOUS, CHEMICALLY MODIFIED POLYMERS WITH REINFORCEMENT FIBRES

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

1. A process for producing a thermoplastic fiber composite material comprising a thermoplastic molding compound A as polymer matrix M, treated reinforcing fibers B, and optionally at least one additive C, comprising the steps of:i) providing sheetlike structures F which are composed of reinforcing fibers B, treated with a silane size, and selected from the group consisting of weaves, mats, nonwovens, scrims and knits,
ii) introducing the sheetlike structures F into a thermoplastic molding compound A having at least 0.3 mol%, based on the thermoplastic molding compound A, of a chemically reactive functionality in the form of functional monomers comprising one or more chemically reactive groups,
iii) reacting chemically reactive groups in the thermoplastic molding compound A as the polymer matrix M with polar groups at the surface of the treated reinforcing fibers B,
iv) optionally incorporating at least one additive C and consolidating the thermoplastic fiber composite material, and
v) cooling and optionally further process steps, wherein the sheetlike structures F permeate more than 50% of the area of the thermoplastic fiber composite material in two of three spatial directions.
US Pat. No. 10,711,112

ABSORBENT TOWEL PRODUCTS COMPRISING NANOFILAMENTS

Mercer International, Inc...

1. A differential density absorbent towel paper web comprising:(a) from about 45% to about 90% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of a softwood pulp fiber mixture, said softwood pulp fiber mixture comprising:
1) from about 20.0% to about 88.5% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of softwood pulp fiber; and,
2) from about 0.05% to about 5.0% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of strengthening additive; and,
b) from about 10% to about 55% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of a hardwood pulp fiber mixture, said hardwood pulp fiber mixture comprising:
1) from about 9.9% to about 54.9% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of hardwood pulp fibers; and,
2) from about 0.05% to about 20.0% by weight of the dry fiber basis of said differential density absorbent towel paper web of cellulose nano-filaments.
US Pat. No. 10,712,652

MASK BLANK HAVING A RESIST LAYER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MASK BLANK HAVING RESIST LAYER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSFER MASK

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mask blank having a resist layer, comprising:a substrate having a thin film;
a resist layer formed on a surface of the thin film; and
a conductive layer formed on the resist layer,
wherein the conductive layer comprises:
a first metal layer containing aluminum as a main component thereof; and
a second metal layer made of a metal other than aluminum,
wherein the first metal layer is formed on the resist layer side of the second metal layer.
US Pat. No. 10,711,117

COMPOSITE MATERIAL VIA IN-SITU POLYMERIZATION OF THERMOPLASTIC (METH)ACRYLIC RESINS AND ITS USE

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A continuous process for forming a fully impregnated (meth)acrylate prepreg comprising the steps of:a) forming a liquid syrup comprising admixing one or more (meth)acrylate monomer, at least one PMMA polymer dissolved in the monomer or the monomers, and an initiator, wherein said liquid syrup has a dynamic viscosity at 25° C. of between 10 mPa*s and 10000 mPa*s
b) impregnating said liquid syrup into a moving fibrous material;
c) applying pressure or vacuum to said coated fibrous material to press the liquid syrup for a complete wetting of the fibrous material;
d) heating the impregnated fabric, net or mat through a curing oven at 10° C. to 160° C. to polymerize the (meth)acrylate monomers; and
e) removing said fibrous material from the oven, resulting in a polymeric thermoplastic (meth)acrylate composite material.
US Pat. No. 10,711,119

CARRAGEENAN-BASED COMPOSITIONS FOR FILMS AND CAPSULES

CP Kelco ApS, Lille Sken...

1. A composition comprising:a carrageenan having a potassium content of less than or equal to about 4 wt. % and characterized by:
(i) a viscosity of a 0.1 M aqueous sodium chloride solution containing 1.5 wt. % of the carrageenan in a range from about 25 to about 45 cP at 75° C., and/or
(ii) a viscosity of an aqueous solution containing 1.5 wt. % of the carrageenan in a range from about 35 to about 60 cP at 75° C.;
a starch;
a plasticizer; and
water;
wherein the carrageenan comprises an iota carrageenan.
US Pat. No. 10,712,656

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method for manufacturing a membrane assembly for EUV lithography, the method comprising:providing a stack comprising a planar substrate and at least one membrane layer, wherein the planar substrate comprises an inner region, a border region around the inner region, a bridge region around the border region and an edge region around the bridge region;
forming a bridge groove through the at least one membrane layer adjacent the bridge region of the planar substrate;
selectively removing the inner region and the bridge region of the planar substrate, such that the membrane assembly comprises:
a membrane formed from the at least one membrane layer,
a border holding the membrane, the border formed from the border region of the planar substrate,
an edge section around the border, the edge section formed from the edge region of the planar substrate, and
a bridge between the border and the edge section, the bridge formed by the at least one membrane layer; and
separating the edge section from the border such that the at least one membrane layer adjacent the edge section is separated from the membrane by the bridge groove.
US Pat. No. 10,710,865

NITROGEN INFUSING NON-ALCOHOLIC CARBONATED BEVERAGES

1. A method of nitrogen infusing non-alcoholic carbonated beverages comprising;a) in a 60 pounds per square inch pressure rated vessel, infusing carbon dioxide into a non-alcoholic beverage for three days at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below and a pressure of 18 pounds per square inch using a pressure regulated tank of carbon dioxide with the aid of agitation, andb) subsequently, in said 60 pounds per square inch pressure rated vessel, infusing nitrogen into said beverage for one day at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below and a pressure of 60 pounds per square inch using a pressure regulated tank of nitrogen with the aid of agitation.
US Pat. No. 10,711,121

RUBBER COMPOSITION AND TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber composition having: at least three types of diene polymers forming a plurality of polymer phases which are immiscible with each other; and silica, wherein:each of the at least three types of diene polymers has content of ?10% by mass with respect to the total mass of the diene polymers;
content of the diene polymer (A) having the lowest glass transition temperature (Tg) among the diene polymers each having content of ?10% by mass with respect to the total mass of the diene polymers is ?85% by mass with respect to the content of the diene polymer having the highest content among the diene polymers other than the diene polymer (A);
among the diene polymers each having content of ?10% by mass with respect to the total mass of the diene polymers, the diene polymer (C) has the highest glass transition temperature (Tg) and a diene polymer (B), which is other than the diene polymer (A) and has glass transition temperature (Tg) lower than that of the diene polymer (C) having the highest glass transition temperature (Tg), has been modified by a compound containing silicon atom;
the diene polymer (B) is a copolymer of a conjugated diene compound and styrene and satisfies formula (i) shown below:
St+Vi/2?33  (i)(In the formula, “St” represents content of bonded styrene (mass %) of the diene polymer (B) and “Vi” represents vinyl bond content (mass %) of the conjugated diene compound part of the diene polymer (B)); andthe silica has content of ?25 parts by mass with respect to the total mass or 100 parts by mass of the diene polymers.
US Pat. No. 10,712,657

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A membrane assembly for EUV lithography, the membrane assembly comprising:a membrane formed from a membrane layer comprising polycrystalline silicon or monocrystalline silicon; and
a border holding the membrane;
wherein the membrane is capped by an upper capping layer and a lower capping layer, each of the upper capping layer and the lower capping layer comprising at least one selected from: Ru, Zr, Mo, a silicon oxide, a zirconium oxide, an aluminum oxide, boron nitride, a ruthenium oxide, a ruthenium nitride, a zirconium nitride, a molybdenum oxide, a molybdenum nitride or a molybdenum silicide,
wherein the border is formed from a planar substrate comprising an inner region and a border region around the inner region, wherein the border is formed by selectively removing the inner region of the planar substrate,
wherein the planar substrate comprises an oxidised layer and a non-oxidised layer, such that the border comprises the oxidised layer and the non-oxidised layer, wherein the oxidised layer is between the non-oxidised layer and the membrane layer,
wherein the border comprises a mask layer, and
wherein the border region of the planar substrate is between the mask layer and the membrane layer.
US Pat. No. 10,711,128

MODIFIED POLYVINYL ACETAL RESIN COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A modified polyvinyl acetal resin composition comprising:a modified polyvinyl acetal resin having a constitutional unit with an imine structure, and
an epoxy resin,
wherein the amount of the constitutional unit with an imine structure in the modified polyvinyl acetal resin is 0.1 to 20.0 mol % relative to the modified polyvinyl acetal resin.
US Pat. No. 10,711,133

FLAME RETARDANT COPOLYESTER COMPOSITIONS

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. A copolyester composition comprising:(a) from greater than about 90 to about 98 wt % of a copolyester comprising
(i) a diacid component comprising
from 70 to 100 mole % residues of terephthalic acid,
from 0 to 30 mole % residues of a modifying aromatic diacid having from 8 to 12 carbon atoms, and
from 0 to 10 mole % residues of an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and
(ii) a glycol component comprising
from 1 to 65 mole % cyclohexanedimethanol residues and
from 35 to 99 mole % of a modifying glycol having 2 to 20 carbon atoms;
(b) from about 2 to about 10 wt % of a polymeric flame retardant that is a polymer comprising a sulfonyl moiety and a phenyl phosphonate moiety,
wherein the copolyester composition has a UL 94 V-0 rating from using the polymer comprising a sulfonyl moiety and a phenyl phosphonate moiety alone as the flame retardant,
wherein the copolyester composition has an energy at maximum load of greater than about 15 Joules according to ASTM D3763;
wherein the copolyester composition has less than about 10% haze according to ASTM D1003,
wherein the wt % is based on the weight of the copolyester composition,
wherein the total mole % of the dicarboxylic acid component is 100 mole % and the total mole % of the glycol component is 100 mole %.
US Pat. No. 10,714,722

COMPOSITION FOR NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY FUNCTIONAL LAYER, FUNCTIONAL LAYER FOR NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY, AND NON-AQUEOUS SECONDARY BATTERY

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A composition for a non-aqueous secondary battery functional layer comprising organic particles and a binder, whereinthe organic particles include an aromatic monovinyl monomer unit in a proportion of at least 20 mass % and not more than 70 mass %, a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester monomer unit in a proportion of at least 30 mass % and not more than 70 mass %, and a crosslinkable monomer unit in a proportion of at least 0.2 mass % and not more than 0.8 mass %,
the organic particles have a degree of swelling in electrolyte solution of more than a factor of 1.0 and not more than a factor of 4.0,
the organic particles have a volume average particle diameter of at least 0.4 ?m and not more than 1.0 ?m,
the organic particles have a tetrahydrofuran-insoluble content of at least 20 mass % and not more than 70 mass %, and
the binder is an acrylic polymer having a volume average particle diameter of at least 0.1 ?m and not more than 0.35 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,709,085

LETTUCE VARIETY ‘80020-0911-007’

Bejo Zaden BV, Warmenhui...

1. A seed of lettuce variety ‘80020-09I1-007’, wherein a representative sample of seed of said variety was deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 42823.
US Pat. No. 10,711,137

PIGMENT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CHLORINATED COPPER PHTHALOCYANINE PIGMENTS IN THE GAMMA CRYSTAL FORM

Sun Chemical Corporation,...

1. A chlorinated copper phthalocyanine pigment composition of a pure, or substantially pure, ? crystal form having an X-ray powder diffraction pattern in accordance with that shown in the FIGURE.
US Pat. No. 10,711,394

COMPOSITE HAVING PLANT FIBER TEXTILE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

AVIC COMPOSITE CORPORATIO...

1. A plant fiber reinforced biomass resin based foam laminate comprising:a biomass epoxy resin; and
a reinforcement body supporting the biomass epoxy resin, and including a plant fiber selected from ramie, flax, hemp, or jute plant fiber, the reinforcement body having a weight content of 40% to 60%, wherein the reinforcement body is impregnated into a first aqueous solution including a coupling agent for a coupling treatment and/or a second aqueous solution including a fire retardant for a fire retardant treatment,
the coupling agent includes a silane coupling agent or a potassium permanganate solution, the silane coupling agent being at least one selected from the group consisting of vinyltriethoxysilane, ?-amino propyltriethoxysilane, or ?-(2,3-epoxy-propoxy) propyltrimethoxysilane, and
the fire retardant includes a nitrogen phosphor based fire retardant,
wherein the biomass epoxy resin includes:
a biomass epoxy resin,
a Maleated rosin based epoxy resin curing agent, and
a micro-capsule foaming agent including a polylactic acid shell and an alkane enclosed in the polylactic acid shell, wherein the micro-capsule foaming agent expands by 50 to 100 times by volume after being heated up to 100° C. to 180° C.
US Pat. No. 10,714,729

CORE AND SEPARATOR ROLL

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A core for allowing a battery separator to be wound around an outer peripheral surface thereof, comprising two or more grooves in the outer peripheral surface, the two or more grooves extending in a direction intersecting a direction in which the battery separator is wound,the two or more grooves having a depth of 30 ?m or greater, and
the following condition (1) being satisfied:
N/D>0.0025  (1)
where D is an outer circumference in mm of the core and N is the number of the two or more grooves in the outer peripheral surface.
US Pat. No. 10,709,091

WHEAT VARIETY YW17P

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant, plant part, seed, or plant cell of wheat variety YW17P, representative seed of said variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-125189.
US Pat. No. 10,709,098

MAIZE INBRED PH2SSR

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH2SSR, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession number 202004007.
US Pat. No. 10,709,100

MAIZE INBRED PH41YN

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH41YN, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession number 202004002.
US Pat. No. 10,711,151

COLORED LEAD OR COLORED CHALK, PENCIL CONTAINING A COLORED LEAD, AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING A COLORED LEAD OR COLORED CHALK

Faber-Castell AG, Stein ...

1. An erasable, sintered colored lead for writing, drawing and coloring implements or a colored chalk, comprising:a sintered lead or chalk base body formed from lead or chalk base material containing at least one binder with a proportion of from 4 to 17% by weight and at least one filler with a proportion of from 25 to 99% by weight;
at least one colorant;
at least one lubricant, said sintered lead or chalk base body being impregnated with said least one colorant and said at least one lubricant, said colorant being present in the colored lead or the colored chalk with a proportion of from 0.1 to 10% by weight; and
said at least one filler is selected from the group consisting of boron nitride, a mineral filler, kaolin, talc, calcium carbonate, and clay being present in said lead or chalk base material.
US Pat. No. 10,711,153

COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIGNIN AND EPOXY COMPOUND FOR COATING AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A composition for coating, comprising unmodified lignin or modified lignin or both, a triethylenetriamine (TETA) catalyst, one or more epoxy-group containing compounds selected from the group consisting of epichlorohydrin (ECH), and poly(ethylene glycol) diglycidyl ether (PEGDGE), and combinations thereof, and a solvent selected from the group consisting of DMSO, MeOH, MeOH and water and combinations thereof, wherein the unmodified lignin is lignin that has not been modified through alkoxylation, ozonolysis, phenolation, or hydroxymethylation, and wherein the modified lignin is lignin that has been modified through alkoxylation, ozonolysis, or hydroxymethylation.
US Pat. No. 10,711,155

ULTRADURABLE COATING COMPOSITION

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A powder coating composition comprising: a polymer prepared from a reaction mixture comprising:(i) a hydroxyl functional prepolymer comprising a reaction product of a prepolymer mixture comprising:
(A) (a) a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups;
(b) benzoic acid or substituted benzoic acid; and
(c) a polyacid, ester or anhydride thereof; or
(B) (d) the reaction product of (a) a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups with (b) benzoic acid or substituted benzoic acid; and
(c) a polyacid, ester or anhydride thereof; or
(C) (e) the reaction product of (a) a polyol having at least three hydroxyl groups with (c) a polyacid, ester or anhydride thereof; and
(b) benzoic acid or substituted benzoic acid; and
(ii) a non-aromatic anhydride,
wherein the polymer comprises at least two functional groups selected from hydroxyl groups, carboxyl groups and combinations thereof and wherein the polymer comprises 10-40 weight % of structural units derived from component (b) and greater than 15 weight % of structural units derived from component (a) based on the total weight of the polymer;
wherein the coating composition is a powder coating composition; and
wherein the coating composition further comprises a cross-linker.
US Pat. No. 10,711,158

AQUEOUS SILICA SLURRY AND AMINE CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION AND METHODS OF USING THEM

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An aqueous chemical mechanical planarization polishing composition comprising an abrasive of one or more dispersions of elongated, bent or nodular colloidal silica particles which contain a cationic nitrogen atom, and one or more amine carboxylic acids having an isoelectric point (pI) below 5 selected from the group consisting of nicotinic acid, picolinic acid, glutamic acid, aspartic acid and pyridine acids, wherein the composition has a pH from 2 to 5, and, further wherein, the amount of the abrasive particles as solids, ranges from 0.01 to 20 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, and a cationic copolymer, wherein the cationic copolymer comprises a diallyldialkylamine salt having a cationic nitrogen and a sulfur dioxide repeating unit.
US Pat. No. 10,714,748

POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERIES, AND NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A positive electrode active material to be used for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary batteries,wherein the positive electrode active material is represented by the general formula LiNixCoyM(1-x-y)O2 (where M consists of Mn or Mn and at least one of the group consisting of magnesium (Mg), zirconium (Zr), molybdenum (Mo), tungsten (W), aluminum (Al), chromium (Cr), vanadium (V), cerium (Ce), titanium (Ti), iron (Fe), potassium (K), gallium (Ga) and indium (In), 0.3?x<1.0, and 0 wherein all the crystallites of the primary particles forming said each secondary particle are a same crystal structure, and
wherein a volume average particle diameter (D50) of the secondary particle is 5 ?m or more and 20 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,714,750

POROUS CARBON MATERIALS AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREOF, AND ADSORBENTS, MASKS, ADSORBING SHEETS AND CARRIERS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A porous carbon material comprising a material obtained from carbonization of a raw material including rice husk, the raw material having a silicon content of at least 5 wt %, the raw material is heat treated before carbonization, and the raw material is treated by an alkali treatment after carbonization to reduce the silicon content, the porous carbon material having a value of specific surface area of at least 10 m2/g as measured by the nitrogen BET method, a pore volume of at least 0.1 cm3/g as measured by the BJH method and MP method, and an R value of 1.5 or greater,wherein the porous carbon material includes mesopores having pore sizes from 2 nm to 50 nm and obtained from the alkali treatment of the raw material after carbonization, the porous carbon material further includes macropores and micropores,
the R value is expressed as R=B/A, the A referring to an intensity at an intersection between the baseline of a diffraction peak of the (002) plane as obtained based on powdery X-ray diffractometry of the porous carbon material and a perpendicular line downwardly drawn from the diffraction peak of the (002) plane, and the B referring to the intensity of the diffraction peak of the (002) plane.
US Pat. No. 10,711,165

AQUEOUS ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

Rohm and Haas Company, C...

1. An aqueous adhesive composition comprising a polymer that comprises:(a) 80% to 95% by weight, based on the dry weight of said polymer, polymerized units of one or more alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer,
(b) 0.1% to 2.5% by weight, based on the dry weight of said polymer, polymerized units of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a mixture thereof,
(c) 2.0% to 15% by weight, based on the dry weight of said polymer, polymerized units of dibutyl itaconate, and
(d) 0% to 10% by weight, based on the dry weight of said polymer, polymerized units of one or more other monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,709,118

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING CONDITIONS AND DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH MANNHEIMIA HAEMOLYTICA

Washington State Universi...

1. A genetically engineered ruminant animal having a genome comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a ruminant CD18 protein having a cleavable signal peptide with a helix-breaking amino acid residue at an amino acid positioned 5 residues upstream of the signal peptide cleavage site, wherein said nucleic acid sequence has been introduced by homozygous integration of the nucleic acid sequence into the endogenous CD18 gene thereby disrupting the expression of native CD18 having an intact signal peptide, wherein the mutant CD18 protein encoded by said nucleic acid sequence is expressed at least in the animal's leukocytes, and wherein the genetically engineered ruminant animal is resistant to, or less susceptible to, the effects of M. haemolytica, relative to a wild-type control animal.
US Pat. No. 10,711,173

SALT TOLERANT FRICTION REDUCER

SOLVAY USA INC., Cranbur...

1. A friction reducing treatment fluid consisting of:a water-in-oil emulsion consisting of
an oil phase (0) and an aqueous phase (A) at an O/A ratio of from about 1:8 to about 10:1, wherein the oil phase is a continuous phase consisting of one or more inert hydrophobic liquids; wherein the aqueous phase is present as dispersed distinct particles in the oil phase and comprises water, a water soluble polymer, and surfactants; wherein the water soluble polymer consists of 30 to 55 weight percent of a non-ionic monomer wherein the nonionic monomer is acrylamide, 0.5 to 25 weight percent of a carboxylic acid containing monomer, wherein the carboxylic acid containing monomer is acrylic acid, 0 to 10 weight percent of a sulfonic acid containing monomer, and 40 to 60 weight percent of a cationic monomer, wherein the cationic monomer is acryloyloxyethyltrimethyl ammonium chloride (AETAC); and wherein the water soluble polymer is present in an amount from 5 to 40 weight percent of the water-in-oil emulsion;
an inverting surfactant; and,
optionally, at least one of a polymerization inhibitor or a salt.
US Pat. No. 10,710,410

POLYURETHANE FILLED TIRES

HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LL...

4. A reaction system comprising:i) a polyisocyanate composition having a free NCO-value of 15-25% by weight comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer which is the reaction product of an excess of an organic polyisocyanate and a polyether polyol having an average nominal hydroxyl functionality of 2-6, a number average molecular weight of 2000-6000 and an oxyethylene content of 20-35% by weight, wherein at least 50% of the oxyethylene groups are present at the end of the polyether polyol;
ii) a polymer polyetherpolyol wherein the polymer polyetherpolyol consists of (a) at least one polyetherpolyol having a maximum oxyethylene content of 20% by weight calculated on the total weight of the at least one polyetherpolyol, (b) a second polyetherpolyol having an oxyethylene content of 10-20% by weight calculated on the total weight of the second polyetherpolyol, and (c) solid particles, and wherein a mixture of (a) and (b) has a weighted average molecular weight in the range of 4000-7000 and wherein the amount of solid particles is in the range of 15-35 wt % calculated on the total weight of the polymer polyetherpolyol;
iii) at least one of a chain extender and cross-linker;
iv) a catalyst; and
v) a blowing agent,
and wherein the reaction system, upon reacting, provides a cellular polyurethane elastomeric material having the following properties: a shore A hardness according to ASTM D2240 of at least 45 and lower than 85; a compression set at room temperature lower than 10% and at 70° C. lower than 40% according to ASTM D395; and a ball rebound according to ASTM D3574 of at least 40%.
US Pat. No. 10,710,925

BOROSILICATE GLASS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A borosilicate glass for a pharmaceutical container, comprising:SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, and R2O, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, and K, as essential components,
wherein a content of CaO is equal to or greater than 0 and smaller than 0.5 mol %,
wherein a value of (Na2O+K2O+Li2O Al2O3)/B2O3 is 0.315 to 0.350 in terms of a molar ratio,
wherein BaO is not substantially included, and
wherein a value of (SiO2+Al2O3+B2O3)/(Na2O+K2O+Li2O+CaO+MgO) is 10 to 12 in terms of a molar ratio.
US Pat. No. 10,710,158

SLURRY USED FOR A FOOD PACKAGING SUBSTANCE AND METHOD OF PREPARATION INCLUDING THE FOOD PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND SUBSTANCE

Tsung-Chih Huang, Zhubei...

1. A method of making a food packaging substance, comprising:providing a composition for preparing a polyester and a slurry, wherein the slurry includes ethylene glycol, DI water, and W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles that have an average particle size of less than 100 nm, and wherein, based on 100 wt. % of the slurry, the W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles containing an amount of 18 wt. % to 28 wt. %,
conducting esterification and polymerization of the composition, and
adding the slurry to the composition during one of the esterification and polymerization of the composition, wherein the step of adding the slurry forms the food packaging substance that includes the polyester and the W18O49-based tungsten oxide particles with an average particle size of less than 100 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,709,136

METHOD OF SUSPENDING WEED GROWTH IN SOIL

CH2O Incorporated, Olymp...

1. A method of treating soil, the methodcomprising:
combining a first solution comprising phosphonobutane tricarboxylic acid, hydrochloric acid, and water and a second solution comprising a chlorite salt and water to yield a third solution comprising solubilized chlorine dioxide,
providing the third solution inline to an irrigation system, wherein the irrigation system is configured to deliver water and water-carried nutrients to crops growing in the soil;
introducing the solubilized chlorine dioxide into the soil through one or more drip irrigation conduits of the irrigation system in an amount effective to suspend weed and pathogen growth in the soil, wherein the effective amount of the solubilized chlorine dioxide is at a concentration in a range between 150 ppm to 950 ppm; and
allowing the solubilized chlorine dioxide to decompose in the soil for a period of time before planting a crop in the soil.
US Pat. No. 10,709,907

TAURINE AND ALOE SYNERGISTIC ANTI-IRRITANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A personal care composition comprising about 2 to 40 weight percent of an active ingredient, wherein the active ingredient is a metal-containing antiperspirant active ingredient, in combination with aloe extract and taurine, wherein a total amount of aloe extract is 0.01 to 5 weight percent, and a total amount of taurine is 0.01 to 5 weight percent, in an acceptable carrier, all based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the aloe extract and taurine are present in a synergistic combination to reduce cytotoxicity and irritation/inflammation effects of the metal-containing antiperspirant active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,709,908

SULFATE-FREE FORMULATIONS FOR SKIN CLEANSING

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Auber...

1. A liquid cleansing composition consisting of:a. from about 20% to about 40% by weight of an anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of sodium cocoyl glycinate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, and sodium lauryl glycinate;
b. from about 10% to about 30% by weight of an amphoacetate; and
c. from about 10% to about 30% by weight of a sultaine;
d. from about 0.5% to about 2% by weight of a fatty acid;
e. optionally one or more members selected from the group consisting of water, structuring agents, vitamins, botanical extracts, moisturizers, emollients, preservatives, exfoliating agents, oils, and fragrances,wherein the amounts are based upon the total weight of the composition and the composition is free of anionic alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates.
US Pat. No. 10,710,933

CERMET BODY

1. A densified cermet body, comprising:a ceramic matrix; and
a high magnetic permeability contiguous metallic phase having a magnetic permeability of at least 0.01 H/m and a relative permeability of at least 10,000;
wherein the densified cermet body has a density of at least 99.9% theoretical.
US Pat. No. 10,709,139

INSECTICIDAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

CLARKE MOSQUITO CONTROL P...

1. A method for killing mosquitoes by contacting a population of mosquitoes with a composition comprising: i. a pyrethrin selected from the group consisting of Jasmolin-I, Cinerin-I, Pyrethrin-I, Jasmolin-II, Cinerin-II, Pyrethrin-II, and a combination thereof, and ii. a carvone selected from the group consisting of R-carvone, S-carvone, and a combination thereof, wherein the R-carvone and the S-carvone are isolated, synthetic, or a combination thereof, and wherein the composition effectively kills the mosquitoes.
US Pat. No. 10,709,652

SKIN CARE COMPOSITION

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A skin care composition comprising starch, benzotriazole derivative sunscreen, whitening pigment and a cosmetically acceptable carrier wherein the starch is present in amount of less than 2.2% by weight of the composition, and the benzotriazole derivative sunscreen is present in amount of less than 0.22% by weight of the composition, and further wherein the weight ratio of starch to benzotriazole derivative sunscreen is 5:1 to 10:1.
US Pat. No. 10,711,190

CORE-SHELL PARTICLES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CORE-SHELL PARTICLES, AND FILM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. Core-shell particles comprising:a core containing a Group III element and a Group V element; and
a shell covering at least a portion of the surface of the core and containing a Group II element and a Group VI element,
wherein the proportion of the peak intensity ratio of the Group II element with respect to the peak intensity ratio of the Group III element as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis is from 0.26 to 0.41.
US Pat. No. 10,709,140

METHODS AND PRODUCTS FOR REDUCING THE POPULATION SIZE OF PAPILIO DEMOLEUS L. (PAPILIONIDAE)

The University of The Wes...

23. A method of controlling the population size of Papilio demoleus comprising: applying directly to Papilio demoleus a toxic extract derived from a non-host plant.
US Pat. No. 10,709,656

EMULSION COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING CERAMIDE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. An oil-in-water emulsion cosmetic composition comprising amphiphilic anisotropic powder, an oil-phase ceramide contained in an oil phase, and ceramide particles contained in an aqueous phase,wherein the amphiphilic anisotropic powder comprises a first hydrophilic polymer spheroid and a second hydrophobic polymer spheroid,
the first polymer spheroid and the second polymer spheroid are bound to each other with a structure in which one polymer spheroid at least partially penetrates into the other polymer spheroid,
the first polymer spheroid has a core-shell structure, the shell has a functional group, and
wherein the ceramide particles are formed as a crystalline phase in which a ceramide in the aqueous phase is surrounded with the amphiphilic anisotropic powder, and wherein the ceramide particles have an average particle diameter of 5-200 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,709,657

HAIR-STYLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A COMBINATION OF LATEX FILM-FORMING POLYMERS

6. A method for styling hair comprising applying to hair the hair styling composition of claim 1.
US Pat. No. 10,709,658

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HAIR

1. A method of styling the hair, said method comprising applying to the hair a composition comprising:a) latex polymer A, wherein latex polymer A is Polyurethane-34, and
b) latex polymer B, wherein latex polymer B is Acrylates copolymer;
wherein the total combined amount of latex polymers A and B ranges from about 0.1% to about 30% by weight, relative to the weight of the composition; and
wherein the weight ratio of latex polymers A:B ranges from about 10:1 to about 1:10.
US Pat. No. 10,709,146

CMP-CONTAINING, HIGH PROTEIN DENATURED WHEY PROTEIN COMPOSITIONS, PRODUCTS CONTAINING THEM, AND USES THEREOF

ARLA FOODS AMBA, Viby J ...

1. A denatured whey protein composition containing:a total amount of protein of at least 70% (w/w) on a dry weight basis,
a total amount of CMP of at least 16% (w/w) relative to the total amount of protein,
insoluble whey protein particles having a particle size in the range of 1-10 microns, where the amount of said insoluble whey protein particles is in the range of 50-84% (w/w) relative to the total amount of protein.
US Pat. No. 10,709,659

COMPOSITION AND METHODS FOR HAIR REGROWTH

NUTRACEUTICAL WELLNESS IN...

1. A composition for promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss, comprising from 100 to 1000 mg of an extract of Curcuma longa, from 100 mg to 1000 mg of an extract of the roots and leaves of Withania somnifera, at least 200 mg of saw palmetto extract, low molecular weight collagen, hyaluronic acid and a pharmaceutically suitable encapsulating material.
US Pat. No. 10,709,660

METHOD OF PROVIDING BIRTH CONTROL

The Population Council, I...

1. A method of providing birth control, the method comprising:(a) initially inserting into the vagina of a female of reproductive potential on either day 2, 3, 4, or 5 of the female's menstrual cycle, a vaginal system comprising:
a silicone elastomer ring body, a first channel within the ring body, a second channel within the ring body, a first core disposed within the first channel, a second core disposed within the second channel, 103 mg of segesterone acetate, and 17.4 mg ethinyl estradiol, wherein the 103 mg of segesterone acetate is distributed throughout the first core and the second core; wherein the second core contains the 17.4 mg of ethinyl estradiol; wherein the first core is approximately 3.0 mm in diameter and approximately 11 mm in length and releases segesterone acetate alone; wherein the second core is approximately 3.0 mm and approximately 18 mm in length and releases both segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol;
wherein the system releases an average of approximately 0.15 mg/day of segesterone acetate and an average of approximately 0.013 mg/day of ethinyl estradiol each day in a 21-day first period as measured across thirteen 28-day product-use cycles; and
wherein the initial insertion on day 2, 3, 4, or 5 is the first day of the 21-day first period;
(b) removing the vaginal system on the day following the end of the 21-day first period;
(c) storing the removed vaginal system for a second period of between five and seven days including the removal date of step (b), wherein the 21-day first period and second period together comprise a product-use cycle; and
(d) repeating steps (a), (b), and (c) for a total of up to thirteen product-use cycles including a first product-use cycle, wherein each initial insertion of step (a) is performed at approximately the same time of day as in a previous product-use cycle.
US Pat. No. 10,709,148

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PROTEIN PHOSPHOLIPID COMPLEX FROM A CRUSTACEAN CATCH

Rimfrost Technologies, F...

1. A method of producing polar krill oil comprising the steps ofa) disintegrating a krill catch to provide a disintegrated krill catch;
b) contacting the disintegrated krill catch with about 0.1-0.5% endoprotease mixture and about 0.01-0.05% exoprotease mixture by total weight of the disintegrated krill catch to provide a hydrolyzed krill catch; and
separating the hydrolyzed krill catch to provide a polar krill oil.
US Pat. No. 10,709,661

ORAL PARTICULATE COMPOSITION

1. A free-flowing particulate composition suitable for oral consumption, comprising:a carrier phase which is a free-flowing particulate phase comprising (a) a bitter tasting agent having a mean particle size, inclusive of any encapsulant, coating or other substrate, of less than 500 ?m, and (b) a first particulate agent which is sugar particles having a mean particle size of 100-500 ?m; and
a retained phase which is a free-flowing particulate phase, comprising a second particulate agent, wherein the second particulate agent comprises particles comprising a sugar having a mean particle size of at least 800 ?m, and wherein the second particulate agent is other than chewing gum; and
wherein the particles of the retained phase are able to move freely with respect to the particles of the carrier phase, the size of particles of the second particulate agent are larger than those of the first particulate agent, and D75 of the second particulate agent is greater than D75 of the first particulate agent.
US Pat. No. 10,710,945

AROMATIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING THEM

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process comprising:(a) obtaining a first aromatic composition from one or more precursor aromatic hydrocarbons, wherein the first aromatic composition comprises one or more of: (i) one or more cycloalkylaromatic compounds; (ii) one or more dicycloalkylaromatic compounds; (iii) one or more biphenyl compounds; and (iv) one or more terphenyl compounds; and
(b) blending the first aromatic composition with a second aromatic composition comprising 8-18 wt % 1-methylnaphthalene, 21-31 wt % 2-methylnaphthalene, 0.1 to 5 wt % 2-ethylnaphthalene, 13-23 wt % dimethyl naphthalene, 2-12 wt % trimethylnaphthalene, 0-15 wt % alkylbenzenes, and 0-15 wt % naphthalene, thereby forming a blended aromatic fluid composition;
wherein obtaining the first aromatic composition comprises one of:
(a-1) contacting a hydroalkylation feed comprising the one or more aromatic hydrocarbons with hydrogen in the presence of a MCM-22 hydroalkylation catalyst so as to produce a hydroalkylation reaction effluent comprising (i) the one or more cycloalkylaromatic compounds and (ii) the one or more dicycloalkylaromatic compounds; and
(a-2) contacting a transalkylation feed comprising the one or more aromatic hydrocarbons with a precursor cycloalkylaromatic compound in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst comprising zeolite beta, zeolite Y, Ultrastable Y (USY), Dealuminated Y (Deal Y), mordenite, ZSM-3, ZSM-4, ZSM-18, ZSM-20, or mixtures thereof, so as to produce a transalkylation reaction effluent comprising the one or more cycloalkylaromatic compounds and the one or more dicycloalkylaromatic compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,710,946

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OCTAFLUOROCYCLOPENTENE

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method of manufacturing octafluorocyclopentene by bringing 1-choroheptafluorocyclopentene into contact with an alkali metal fluoride to obtain octafluorocyclopentene, comprising:a fluorination step of maintaining, at 85° C. or higher, a suspension containing the alkali metal fluoride suspended in a mixed solvent including a polar aprotic solvent and a glycol ether having a higher boiling point than the polar aprotic solvent while supplying 1-chloroheptafluoropentene into the suspension and performing fluorination thereof to obtain octafluorocyclopentene; and
a recovery step of recovering the octafluorocyclopentene that is produced in the fluorination step.
US Pat. No. 10,709,152

CHLAMYDOMONAS MUTANTS PRODUCED USING RGEN RNP AND METHOD FOR PREPARING PIGMENT USING THE SAME

Industry-University Coope...

1. A Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutant having a ZEP gene mutation in which a base sequence represented by SEQ ID No. 2 is inserted between a 816th base and a 817th base in a ZEP gene sequence of a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii represented by SEQ ID No. 1 and having an ability to produce a xanthophyll.
US Pat. No. 10,711,205

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING HYDROPROCESSED EFFLUENT WITH IMPROVED HYDROGEN RECOVERY

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A hydroprocessing process comprising:hydroprocessing a hydrocarbon feed stream in a hydroprocessing reactor with a hydrogen stream over hydroprocessing catalyst to provide hydroprocessed effluent stream;
separating said hydroprocessed effluent stream in a hot separator to provide a hot vapor stream and a hot liquid stream;
separating the hot vapor stream in a cold separator to provide a cold vapor stream and a cold liquid stream;
separating the hot liquid stream in a hot flash drum to provide a hot flash vapor stream and a hot flash liquid stream;
separating said cold liquid stream in a cold flash drum to provide a cold flash vapor stream and a cold flash liquid stream; and
mixing said hot flash vapor stream with said cold flash vapor stream to provide a mixed stream.
US Pat. No. 10,710,950

PROCESS FOR THE RECOVERY OF KETONES AND GLYCOLS FROM FERMENTATION

1. A method of obtaining ketones and glycols from a fermentation process, the method comprising:collecting an off-gas and a fermented broth from the fermenter, wherein the off-gas comprises a ketone, and wherein the fermented broth comprises a glycol and a ketone;
performing at least one of: transferring the off-gas from the fermenter to a ketone recuperation module; or transferring the fermented broth to a fluid separating module; and
isolating one or more selected from a group consisting of: the ketone from the off-gas; and
the glycol from the fermented broth.
US Pat. No. 10,709,156

PET SUPPLEMENT AND METHODS OF MAKING

MARS, Incorporated, McLe...

1. A pet supplement comprisinga homogeneous mixture consisting of an amount of probiotic microorganisms and a first fat component having a first melting point; and
a sweetener component comprising sugar and a second fat component having a second melting point;Wherein the second melting point is different than the first melting point and the supplement has a viable probiotic microorganism count of at least about 105 colony forming units (CFUs) per gram of composition.
US Pat. No. 10,709,157

METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE OF MYCELIAL LIQUID TISSUE CULTURE

MycoTechnology, Inc., Au...

1. A composition comprising a combination of a food product and a mycelium-free portion from a mycelial liquid tissue culture, wherein the combination comprises a non-nutritive sweetener, wherein the mycelium-free portion is a separated extracellular portion of a liquid tissue culture of Cordyceps sinensis, wherein the combination has reduced bitter tastes compared to the food product alone.
US Pat. No. 10,709,158

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION FOR NOURISHING HEART AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

1. A nutritional composition for nourishing heart, comprising the following raw material components and proportions thereof, in parts by weight (pbw): rice 58-83 pbw, red beans 7-25 pbw, lotus seeds 5-16 pbw, Lilium brownii 2-7 pbw, and longan 0.4-1.6 pbw, wherein the composition is a composition prepared by the process comprising the following sequential steps:step 1, preparing raw materials: purifying and sorting rice, red beans lotus seeds, Lilium brownii, and longan for subsequent use;
step 2, frying: frying the prepared raw materials under a condition of 100-200° C. for 25-120 min;
step 3, dosing: grinding the fried raw materials, then mixing and stirring evenly the ground materials according to the proportions to obtain a rice powder;
step 4, granulating: extruding the rice powder obtained in step 3 through a double-screw extruder, followed by gelatinization and granulation thereof, to obtain mixed rice grains;
step 5, drying: drying the mixed rice grains through a microwave dryer, wherein a water content of the material is kept below 12%, and cooling the dried mixed rice grains at room temperature; and
step 6, sieving and packaging: sieving the cooled mixed rice grains, and optionally vacuum-packaging the sieved mixed rice grains, thereby obtaining the heart-nourishing nutritional composition.
US Pat. No. 10,709,671

USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY

GW Research Limited, Cam...

1. A method of treating focal seizures in Dravet Syndrome, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof cannabidiol (CBD), wherein the CBD has a purity of at least 98% (w/w) and comprises no more than 0.15% (w/w) ?9-tetrahydrocannabidiol, wherein the CBD is administered at a dose of from 15 mg/kg/day to 20 mg/kg/day.
US Pat. No. 10,710,953

METHOD FOR PURIFICATION OF GAA

LyondellBasell Acetyls, L...

1. A method comprising:contacting methanol with carbon monoxide in the presence of a liquid reaction medium under carbonylation conditions to form a carbonylation product comprising acetic acid;
separating the carbonylation product into a liquid fraction and a vapor fraction comprising a majority of the acetic acid in the carbonylation product;
removing, from the vapor fraction, water, light ends having a boiling point less than that of acetic acid, heavy ends having a boiling point greater than that of acetic acid, or a combination thereof, to yield a crude acetic acid product comprising at least 99.5 weight percent (wt %) acetic acid, less than or equal to 0.2 wt % water, and less than or equal to 2000 ppm oxidizable impurities, based on the total weight of the crude acetic acid product; and
contacting the crude acetic acid product with an acidic ion exchange resin to provide a purified acetic acid product comprising less than 100 ppm oxidizable impurities.
US Pat. No. 10,709,160

SOLUBLE CALCIUM STABILISED IN AN ANIONIC-CATIONIC POLYMER AND FRUCTANS

Centro de Investigacion y...

1. A method for a preparation of a stabilized soluble calcium complex including a) a source of calcium present in an amount of 0.05 mg to 15 mg per gram of a sample, b) a cationic polymer present in a mass ratio to the calcium source of between 0.25 and 12.5, c) an anionic hydrocolloid, and d) a source of a soluble fiber, the method comprising the steps of:a) preparing a first solution containing from 0.05 g to 5 g of a source of calcium, 1 mL of phosphoric acid, and 8 mL of water;
b) preparing a second solution containing from 0.01 g to 4 g of a cationic polymer and 20 mL of 1% glacial acetic acid;
c) producing a third solution by combining the solutions obtained in steps a) and b), maintaining the third solution at a temperature of between 1° C. to 70° C., and maintaining the mass proportions of the source of calcium and cationic polymer between 0.25 and 12.5;
d) maintaining the pH of the solution of subsection c) at a pH of between 1.0 and 6.5, under conditions of rest for 1 to 24 hours, and under a controlled temperature of ?5° C. to 20° C.;
e) dispersing the solution of step d) in an anionic hydrocolloid selected from: arabic gum, guar gum, sodium or potassium alginate, propylene glycol alginate, mesquite gum, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, casein, or pectin;
f) adding a source of soluble fiber selected from: agave fructans, inulin, or a mixture thereof;
g) conditioning the solution of step f) to be supplied in liquid form, reducing the volume of the solution by atomization in a spray dryer to a final concentration of total solids of from 30 g to 35 g per 100 ml of solution.
US Pat. No. 10,709,673

USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY

GW Research Limited, Cam...

1. An oral composition consisting of: (i) cannabidiol (CBD) at a concentration of between about 22.5 mg/ml and about 110 mg/ml, (ii) ethanol at a concentration of about 71.1 mg/ml to about 86.9 mg/ml, (iii) a sweetener at a concentration of about 0.45 mg/ml to about 0.55 mg/ml, (iv) a flavoring at a concentration of about 0.18 mg/ml to about 0.22 mg/ml, and (v) sesame oil q.s. to about 1.0 ml.
US Pat. No. 10,709,674

USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY

GW Research Limited, Cam...

1. A method of treating seizures in a patient with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome, comprising orally administering to the patient in need thereof cannabidiol (CBD), wherein:(a) the CBD has a purity of at least 95% (w/w); and
(b) the CBD is administered in a composition, consisting of:
(i) CBD at a concentration ranging from about 22.5 mg/mL and about 110 mg/mL;
(ii) ethanol at a concentration ranging from about 71.1 mg/mL to about 86.9 mg/mL;
(iii) a sweetener at a concentration ranging about 0.45 mg/mL to about 0.55 mg/mL;
(iv) flavoring at a concentration ranging from about 0.18 mg/mL to about 0.22 mg/mL;
and (v) a solvent q.s. to about 1.0 ml.
US Pat. No. 10,709,676

APPLICATIONS OF SPERMINE AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

Geneheal Biotechnology Co...

1. A method for treating or alleviating a disease comprising:administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or C1-C6 amide thereof to a patient in need thereof,
wherein the compound is spermine and the disease is ADSL deficiency.
US Pat. No. 10,709,164

REDUCED RISK TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Vector Tobacco Inc., Mor...

1. A method of producing a transgenic tobacco plant comprising inhibiting expression of an endogenous gene comprising SEQ. ID. NO: 5 by RNA interference (RNAi) in a tobacco plant, wherein leaves from said transgenic tobacco plant have a reduced amount of nornicotine or nicotine or both nornicotine and nicotine, as compared to a control tobacco.
US Pat. No. 10,709,679

ORAL COMBINATION DRUG FORMULATION COMPRISING A NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG AND A COMPLEMENTARY LOW DOSE OF TRANEXAMIC ACID FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENSTRUAL PAIN ACCOMPANIED WITH EXCESSIVE MENSTRUAL BLOOD LOSS

ARSTAT, INC., Flemington...

1. A method for relieving menstrual pain and reducing menstrual blood loss in a female comprising:administering to the female an oral combination drug formulation comprising a first therapeutically effective dose of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and a second complementary low dose of tranexamic acid, wherein the NSAID is formulated to relieve the menstrual pain and to reduce a volume of menstrual blood loss of the female, wherein the dose of tranexamic acid ranges from 150 mg to 200 mg per the oral combination drug formulation; wherein a total daily dose of the tranexamic acid ranges from 390 mg to 500 mg.
US Pat. No. 10,709,684

SGLT-2 INHIBITORS FOR TREATING METABOLIC DISORDERS IN PATIENTS WITH RENAL IMPAIRMENT OR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A method of lowering urinary albumin excretion in a patient comprising administering ertugliflozin or a co-crystal or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to the patient, wherein the patient has moderate renal impairment or stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD).
US Pat. No. 10,711,224

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USEFUL FOR REMOVING TABLET COATINGS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for removing an acrylic-based polymeric material from a pharmaceutical equipment surface comprising:(a) diluting a concentrate composition with water to form a diluted composition, the concentrate composition comprising:
about 50 wt.-% to about 90 wt.-% diethylene glycol monobutyl ether;
about 0.5 wt.-% to about 3 wt.-% of at least one C2 to C10 organic acid; and
water,
(b) contacting the pharmaceutical equipment surface with the diluted composition for 30 seconds to 2 hours at a temperature of about 23° C. to about 80° C. as part of a clean-in-place process, the diluted composition having a pH from about 4.5 to about 6.0
and
(c) removing the acrylic-based polymeric material with the diluted composition from the pharmaceutical equipment surface.
US Pat. No. 10,709,687

FLT3 RECEPTOR INHIBITOR AT LOW DOSAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER...

1. A method for the treatment of neuropathic pain and chronic pain in which neuropathic pain coexists with a type of pain different from neuropathic pain, the method comprising the step of administering to a patient in need thereof a FLT3 receptor inhibitor, wherein the daily dosage range per human adult per day of said FLT3 receptor inhibitor consists of a dosage range determined by a method comprising the steps of:(i) determining the minimal inhibiting dose of said FLT3 receptor inhibitor that induces the maximal inhibition of mechanical pain hypersensitivity in a model of nerve injury, which is the Spinal Nerve Ligation Model in rats,
(ii) converting said dose to the Human Equivalent Dose (HED) by the allometric correction method, the daily dose being calculated as the daily dose for a human with a body weight of 60 kg, and
(iii) establishing a daily dosage range per human adult per day wherein the lower limit of the said daily dosage range per human adult per day is the greater value between HED/20 determined via a rat model and 0.001 mg and the upper limit of the said daily dosage range is the lower value between HED*20 determined via a rat model and 50 mg.
US Pat. No. 10,711,226

COMPOSITION FOR CLEANING SKIN STRIPS OF SKIN SKIS

VAUHTI SPEED OY, Joensuu...

1. A method for cleaning skin strips of skin skis comprising contacting a surface of a skin strip with a composition comprising(a) C1-6-alcohol;
(b) at least 10% by weight of the total weight of the composition of dibasic ester of formula (I)
R1O—C(O)—(CH2)n—C(O)—OR1  (I)
wherein
n is 2-4; and
each R1 is independently C1-6-alkyl;
(c) 0 to 5% by weight of the total weight of the composition of alkoxyalkanol of formula (II)
R2O—(CH2)m—OH  (II)
wherein
m is 1 to 4, and
R2 is C1-6-alkyl; and
(d) 0 to 5% by weight of the total weight of the composition of tri(C1-6-alkanol)amine.
US Pat. No. 10,709,690

COMBINATION THERAPY WITH NITRATED LIPIDS AND INHIBITORS OF THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE SYSTEM

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RE...

1. A method comprising administering 10-nitrooleic acid in combination with an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system to a subject in need thereof, in an amount effective to treat chronic kidney disease or diabetic nephropathy.
US Pat. No. 10,711,230

N-ACYL PROLINE DERIVATIVES AS FOOD FLAVORING COMPOUNDS

Givaudan SA, Vernier (CH...

1. A flavour composition comprising a compound selected from the group consisting of:N-geranoyl-Pro,
N-palmiteneoyl-Pro,
N-stearoyl-Pro,
N-oleoyl-Pro,
N-linoleoyl-Pro, and,
N-linolenoyl-Pro, wherein,
the compound accentuates the existing flavour or existing mouth feel characteristics of edible foodstuff products further comprising at least one flavour co-ingredient, or of beverage products further comprising at least one flavour co-ingredient, when the said compound is incorporated in an amount of 1 ppb-10 ppm within the edible foodstuff product or beverage product.
US Pat. No. 10,709,700

ARIMOCLOMOL FORMULATION

1. A method of reducing inhibition of OCT2 in an individual in need of reduced inhibition of OCT2 and in need of treatment with an agent selected from the group consisting of: N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride, a stereoisomer of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride, an acid addition salt of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride and an addition salt of a stereoisomer of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride; comprising:administering an effective amount of an extended-release pharmaceutical formulation in an oral dosage form comprising:
an active pharmaceutical ingredient selected from the group consisting of: N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride, a stereoisomer of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride, an acid addition salt of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride and an addition salt of a stereoisomer of N-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-piperidinyl)-propoxy]-pyridine-1-oxide-3-carboximidoyl chloride; and
a release-controlling excipient that provides for extended release of said active pharmaceutical ingredient reducing inhibition of OCT2 as compared to an immediate-release formulation of an equivalent amount of the active pharmaceutical ingredient;
wherein the extended-release pharmaceutical formulation provides for a Cmax of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of less than 15 ?M, and wherein the agent is present in one dosage form or formulation unit in a total amount of 5-1000 mg per dosage, thereby reducing inhibition of OCT2 in the individual.
US Pat. No. 10,711,240

COMPOSITION SUITABLE FOR PROTECTING MICROORGANISMS

Societe des Produits Nesl...

1. A process for preparing a culture powder, the process comprising:a. producing a biomass by fermentation with live bacteria;
b. concentrating the biomass obtained in step a);
c. conditioning the concentrated biomass with an aqueous solution of a composition comprising a carrier material comprising a polysaccharide, the composition further comprising at least one antioxidant and an amino acid selected from the group consisting of (i) cysteine and alanine; (ii) cysteine, lysine, and alanine; (iii) lysine and arginine; (iv) cysteine and arginine; (v) cysteine, lysine, and arginine; (vi) lysine, alanine, and arginine; and (vii) cysteine, arginine, and alanine;
wherein any lysine is 8 to 20% of the composition based on dry weight, any alanine is 8 to 20% of the composition based on dry weight, any arginine is 8 to 20% of the composition based on dry weight, and any cysteine is 2 to 10% of the composition based on dry weight; and
d. spray-drying the conditioned biomass to form the culture powder, the culture powder comprising the live bacteria and a matrix comprising the composition in a matrix: live bacteria dry weight ratio of at least one.
US Pat. No. 10,711,241

CULTURE METHOD AND CELL CLUSTER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A culture method comprising:three-dimensionally culturing a population including two or more cells in an area, the population including at least one cell derived from a stem cell wherein the stem cell is selected from the group consisting of an undifferentiated endodermal cell, an undifferentiated ectodermal cell, and an undifferentiated mesodermal cell; and at least one mesenchymal cell, wherein:
the area is formed of a microchamber comprising:
a bottom portion including a space in which cells are movable, the space having a hemispherical shape;
an opening portion having a horn shape formed with a tapered wall;
a boundary portion where the bottom portion and the opening portion are in contact, the boundary portion having a diameter; and
a culture surface in contact with the cells, and the culture surface is coated with a polymer selected from the group consisting of a phospholipid, a phospholipid-polymer complex, poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (PHEMA), polyvinyl alcohol, agarose, chitosan, polyethyleneglycol, and albumin, or a combination thereof, wherein
the bottom portion has a height equal to half of the diameter of the boundary portion, and the opening has a height equal to or smaller than the height of the bottom portion; and
when the space has a volume of V mm3 and the number of the mesenchymal cells seeded in the space is represented by N, the V is equal to or less than 400 and N/V is in a range from 35 to 3000.
US Pat. No. 10,711,248

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STANDARDIZING MYOBLAST DIFFERENTIATION INTO MYOTUBES

CYTOO, Grenoble (FR)

1. A device for controlling myoblast differentiation into myotubes with standardized morphological parameters, comprising a substrate and at least one cell-adhesive pattern for culturing myoblasts on said substrate, wherein:said pattern has an elongated surface comprising a central region and two lateral regions extending from said central region in both directions along a longitudinal axis of the pattern with a contour discontinuity between the central region and each lateral region, a length of the pattern being between 100 and 1000 ?m and a maximum width of said pattern being between 50 and 500 ?m,
a ratio between a maximum width of the central region and a maximum width of the lateral regions is greater than or equal to 2,
a ratio between the length and the maximum width of the pattern is less than or equal to and
wherein the pattern consists of three elliptical surfaces partially superimposed in the central region of the pattern:
a first elliptical surface defining the central region of the pattern; and
second and third elliptical surfaces having a major axis coinciding with a major axis of the first ellipse defining the lateral regions of the pattern,
wherein the second and third elliptical surfaces intersect the first elliptical surface along their transversal axis.
US Pat. No. 10,711,249

METHOD FOR INDUCING HEPATOCYTES

KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Kyoto ...

1. A method for producing hepatocytes from pluripotent stem cells, comprising the following steps (i) to (iii):(i) culturing pluripotent stem cells in a medium containing Activin A and a GSK-3? inhibitor,
(ii) culturing the cells obtained in step (i) in a medium containing DMSO, and
(iii) culturing the cells obtained in step (ii) in a medium for culturing hepatocytes containing pregnenolone; wherein said step produces hepatocytes.