US Pat. No. 10,507,669

PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printer comprising:a thermal head having a plurality of heating elements to print on a paper that is conveyed thereto;
a controller configured to control a speed of the paper that is conveyed and an amount of power supplied to the heating elements; and
a processor configured to determine from image data of an image that is to be printed on the paper using the thermal head whether or not a character and a figure other than the character are to be simultaneously printed and instruct the controller based on the determination, wherein
the processor instructs the controller to set the speed of the paper to a first speed which is slower than a second speed, which is the speed for printing the character without the figure, upon determining that the character and the figure are to be simultaneously printed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,666

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POROUS BODY

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:an image forming unit that forms a first image containing a first liquid and a coloring material on an ink receiving medium; and
a liquid absorbing member that includes a porous body, which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image so as to absorb at least a portion of the first liquid from the first image,
wherein the porous body is a porous sheet in which a first layer, which is configured to be brought into contact with the first image, a second layer including a second fiber, and a third layer including a third fiber are laminated in this order, and the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are porous layers,
wherein an average fiber diameter of the second fiber is larger than an average fiber diameter of the third fiber,
wherein the second fiber has a core-in-sheath structure including a core structure forming a central axis and a sheath structure surrounding the core structure,
wherein a softening temperature of a material for forming the sheath structure is lower than any of a softening temperature of a material for forming the core structure, a softening temperature of a material for forming the first layer, and a softening temperature of a material for forming the third fiber, and
wherein an average thickness of the sheath structure is smaller than a thickness of the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,665

LIQUID CARTRIDGE INCLUDING CIRCUIT BOARD SUPPORTED BY SUPPORT MEMBER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid cartridge configured to be inserted into an attachment portion of a printing device in an insertion direction crossing a gravitational direction and attached to the attachment portion in an upright posture, the attachment portion including a contact, the liquid cartridge comprising:a housing comprising:
a liquid chamber storing liquid therein; and
a liquid passage in communication with the liquid chamber and extending forward in the insertion direction from the liquid chamber, the liquid passage having a front end in the insertion direction, an opening being formed in the front end;
a sealing member disposed in the liquid passage;
a circuit board positioned rearward in the insertion direction relative to the sealing member in the upright posture, the circuit board comprising:
a contact facing at least upward in the upright posture, the contact of the cartridge being electrically connectable to the contact of the device; and
a memory electrically connected to the contact of the cartridge; and
a support member supporting the circuit board, the circuit board supported by the support member being resiliently movable upward and downward relative to the housing in the upright posture.

US Pat. No. 10,507,662

DUAL REGULATOR PRINT MODULE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print module comprising:a printhead die, the printhead die including a chamber layer having ink chambers, the printhead die further including micro-channels formed in the chamber layer;
a die carrier including manifold passages through which ink flows to and from the printhead die; and
dual pressure regulators to flow fluid through the micro-channels of the printhead die.

US Pat. No. 10,507,651

PRINTING DEVICE, PRINTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing device, comprising:a print head that prints, on a print medium, image data of a print target and a decorative image; and
a processor that controls the print head to print image data of the decorative image on the print medium while the printing device that is held by a user moves on the print medium in a first movement,
wherein the processor causes the print head to print the image data of the print target in a range that is indicated by the printed decorative image while the held printing device moves on the print medium in a second movement after the image data of the decorative image is printed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,645

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS AND INKJET PRINTING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus, satisfying the following elements (1) through (4):(1) the inkjet printing apparatus including an ink discharging unit configured to discharge an ink,
(2) the ink discharging unit including an inkjet head having a nozzle diameter of 17 ?m to 19 ?m,
(3) the inkjet head including a nozzle plate and an ink repellent layer disposed on a surface of the nozzle plate, and
(4) the inkjet printing apparatus using, as the ink, an aqueous dye ink comprising a water-soluble dye and having a viscosity of 5 mPa·s to 12 mPa·s at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,507,636

PLASTIC FLOORING HAVING THREE-DIMENSIONAL PATTERNS AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A method of making plastic flooring comprising steps of:A. providing a substrate and delivering the substrate toward a rolling unit;
B. delivering a printing layer, wherein the printing layer is blank and is delivered toward the rolling unit by way of a second delivery roller mechanism;
C. rolling, wherein the rolling unit rolls the substrate and the printing layer together so as to produce the plastic flooring material, and the printing layer has three-dimensional embossing;
D. digital printing, wherein color material being printed on the three-dimensional embossing of the printing layer by using a digital print unit;
E. coating an abrasion resistant layer, wherein a coating unit coats wear-resistant materials of the abrasion resistant layer on the printing layer; and
F. shaping, wherein the plastic flooring material is shaped so as to dry and harden the abrasion resistant layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,630

TRANSFER FILM, TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSFER FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A transfer film comprising:a temporary support;
a first curable transparent resin layer;
a second curable transparent resin layer disposed adjacent to the first curable transparent resin layer; and
a peelable protective film in this order,
wherein the thickness of the first curable transparent resin layer is equal to or greater than 1 ?m, and
wherein the refractive index of the second curable transparent resin layer is greater than the refractive index of the first curable transparent resin layer and equal to or greater than 1.6.

US Pat. No. 10,507,625

TIRE VULCANIZATION MOLD

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A tire vulcanization mold for vulcanization molding a tire, comprisingan annular side mold having a side molding surface for molding a side wall portion of the tire, wherein
the side mold comprises:
a side mold body having an annular recess extending over an entire circumference in a tire circumferential direction provided on the side molding surface; and
an annular side ring fitted into the annular recess and constituting a part of the side molding surface, and
the side ring is mounted in the annular recess such that a vent gap for discharging air is formed between a circumferential surface of the side ring and a wall surface of the annular recess facing the circumferential surface, on an opening portion side of the annular recess, and such that the side ring is centered with respect to the side mold by a close contact fitting portion in which the side ring and the annular recess are fitted without a gap therebetween, on a bottom portion side of the annular recess.

US Pat. No. 10,507,620

MODULAR DEVICE FOR POSITIONING TWO COMPONENTS WITH RESPECT TO ONE ANOTHER

FAZUP, Delemont (CH)

1. Device for positioning a first element with respect to a second element that comprises:a horizontal panel of which the upper face of which is able to hold the first element and which has a housing able to hold the second element;
first abutment means against which the first element is able to come into abutment in a first adjusting direction and second abutment means against which the first element is able to come into abutment in a second adjusting direction perpendicular to the first adjusting direction, said first and second abutment means being mounted on the panel projecting from the upper face of the panel,
means for adjusting the position of the first abutment means in the first adjusting direction and means for adjusting the position of the second abutment means in the second adjusting direction with respect to the position of the housing in the panel, and
at least one series of orifices formed in the panel which are distributed on the panel along the associated adjusting direction,
wherein said abutment means comprise at least one foot able to be held in an orifice of said series of orifices, which is defined according to the adjusting of the position of said abutment means with respect to the position of the housing,
wherein the orifices of each series of orifices are distributed in several alignments extending parallel to said respective adjusting direction, with the alignments being separated from one another along the other of the first and second adjusting directions not being the respective adjusting direction, with the orifices of each of the alignments being offset from the orifices of each other alignment of the series along said adjusting direction by a multiple of a predefined pitch,
wherein the orifices of each alignment are sequentially separated along the respective adjustment direction by a same distance equal to the value of said pitch multiplied by a multiple equal to the number of alignments of said respective series of orifices, said multiple being greater than or equal to two, and
wherein along the respective adjusting direction, the orifices immediately adjacent each orifice of any particular alignment are separated by free space of the panel absent intervening orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,507,613

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HIGH PRESSURE GAS TANK

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A method of manufacturing a high pressure gas tank including a fiber layer formed by mounting nozzles on apexes of dome sections of both ends of a liner in an axial direction and repeatedly winding a fiber bundle on an external surface of the liner, the method comprising:preparing the liner having pedestal sections having outer surfaces on which the dome sections are installed along an uniform stress surface and concave surfaces on which the nozzles are mounted on the apexes of the dome sections;
mounting the nozzles having nozzle flanges entering the pedestal sections and nozzle main bodies protruding from the nozzle flanges toward end sides of the liner on the apexes such that the nozzle flanges enter the pedestal sections;
mounting ring-shaped caps on boundary portions between flange outer circumferential edges of the nozzle flanges entering the pedestal sections and inner circumferential walls of the pedestal sections, and covering boundary gaps of the boundary portions with the caps; and
forming the fiber layer by repeatedly winding the fiber bundle impregnated with a thermosetting resin on the external surface of the liner when the nozzles and the caps are mounted; wherein
the caps having same linear expansion coefficients as the liner and inner surfaces in a curved surface shape of outer surfaces of the dome sections and outer surfaces of the nozzle flanges are used as the ring-shaped caps when the boundary gaps are covered with the caps, and a helical winding layer is formed first by winding the fiber bundle while including the nozzle flanges to cover the dome sections such that the fiber bundle is disposed on the dome sections of both ends in the axial direction when the fiber layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,607

HONEYCOMB CORE, HONEYCOMB SANDWICH STRUCTURE, AND HONEYCOMB CORE MANUFACTURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A honeycomb core comprising:carbon fibers having four or more different fiber directions,
wherein, when a ribbon direction of the honeycomb core is set as an X axis direction, a cell width direction that is orthogonal to the ribbon direction is set as a Y axis direction, and a direction that is orthogonal to the ribbon direction and the cell width direction is set as a Z axis direction,
respective fiber directions of the carbon fibers on a honeycomb core plane oriented in a parallel direction to the X axis direction are parallel to an XZ plane constituted by the X axis direction and the Z axis direction,
the respective fiber directions are set as a first fiber direction, a second fiber direction, a third fiber direction, and a fourth fiber direction in ascending order of an angle formed by the fiber direction and the X axis direction, and
when a condition in which the angle formed by the X axis direction and the first fiber direction is ?45 degrees, the angle formed by the X axis direction and the second fiber direction is 0 degrees, the angle formed by the X axis direction and the third fiber direction is 45 degrees, and the angle formed by the X axis direction and the fourth fiber direction is 90 degrees is set as a reference condition; and
the honeycomb core includes:
a first layer is a first aggregate manufactured by interweaving a first bundle of the carbon fibers oriented in the first fiber direction and a third bundle of the carbon fibers oriented in the third fiber direction so that they are orthogonal to each other, and
a second layer is a second aggregate manufactured by interweaving a second bundle of the carbon fibers oriented in the second fiber direction and a fourth bundle of the carbon fibers oriented in the fourth fiber direction so that they are orthogonal to each other,
wherein the second layer is laid on top of the first layer, and
wherein respective fiber directions are rotated from the reference condition by a fixed rotation angle so that none of the fiber directions of the carbon fibers in the first and second aggregates are parallel to the X axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,604

NANOTRANSFER PRINTING METHOD AND SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING SUBSTRATE, SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING VIAL AND SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING PATCH MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A nanotransfer printing method comprising:coating a polymer thin film on a template substrate where a surface pattern is formed;
fabricating the polymer thin film into a thin-film replica mold by using the polymer thin film and an adhesive film;
forming nanostructures on the thin-film replica mold;
selectively weakening an adhesive force between the adhesive film and the polymer thin film of the thin-film replica mold; and
transferring the nanostructures onto a target object,
wherein the selective weakening of the adhesive force between the adhesive film and the polymer thin film of the thin-film replica mold comprises:
injecting an organic solvent vapor between the adhesive film and the polymer thin film of the thin-film replica mold to reduce interfacial detachment energy.

US Pat. No. 10,507,597

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISMANTLING MULTILAYER SYSTEMS INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE ORGANIC COMPONENT

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A method of delamination/dismantling multilayer systems SM comprising several layers including at least one organic layer, wherein the layers are separated by interfaces, wherein said method comprises:mixing the multilayer system with a fluid comprising at least one gas that causes the swelling of at least one of the layers and one or more liquids that do not react with the surface of the layers and that separate each layer unitarily or subsets of layers comprising the multilayer system without degradation of the constituents of the layers, the gas/liquid fluid being raised in temperature and pressure, and
recovering separately at least one or more layers or a subset of undegraded layers,
wherein a treatment is performed in which the value of a treatment temperature Tr is greater than the critical temperature Tc of the gas and lower than the degradation temperature Tg of the layers of the multilayer system, and wherein a treatment pressure value Pr is higher than the critical pressure Pc of the gas and the volume proportion of a mixture of liquids with respect to the gas is at least 15%.

US Pat. No. 10,507,591

WORKPIECE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A workpiece manufacturing apparatus comprising:an upper die assembly and a lower die assembly, which are arranged on opposite sides of an unprocessed material, wherein the upper and lower die assemblies are moved relative to each other toward each other to be clamped and moved relative to each other away from each other to be opened;
a punch, which is provided in the lower die assembly and punches out a workpiece from the unprocessed material in a clamped state of the die assemblies;
an ejector, which is provided in the upper die assembly so as to be capable of approaching and moving away from the lower die assembly and to be located at a position corresponding to the punch;
a spring, which is provided in the upper die assembly and urges the ejector toward the lower die assembly; and
a locking device, which locks the ejector with respect to the upper die assembly at a position at which the punch punches out the workpiece from the unprocessed material and releases the ejector when the die assemblies are opened, wherein
the locking device comprises:
a slider, which is provided in the upper die assembly and is capable of sliding between a locking position, at which the ejector is locked, and a releasing position, at which the ejector is released,
an actuator, which is provided in the upper die assembly and causes the slider to slide, and
a control section, which controls the actuator,
a roller being provided above the ejector, the roller being coupled to the ejector to be capable of moving integrally with the ejector,
the roller being in contact with the slider by an urging force of the spring acting on the ejector,
the slider slides in a horizontal direction between the locking position and the releasing position,
the slider comprising:
a releasing surface, which contacts the roller when the slider is in the releasing position,
a locking surface, which is located at a higher level than the releasing surface, the roller contacting the locking surface when the slider is in the locking position, and
a slope, which connects the releasing surface and the locking surface with each other,
when the slider is in the locking position, the roller is pressed by the locking surface to compress the spring, thereby locking the ejector with respect to the upper die assembly, and
when the slider is in the releasing position, the releasing surface is caused to contact the roller to weaken the urging force of the spring as compared with that during the compression, thereby releasing the ejector.

US Pat. No. 10,507,585

ROBOT SYSTEM THAT DISPLAYS SPEED

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot system comprising:a model storage unit for storing a model of a robot;
a model display unit for displaying the model of the robot stored in the model storage unit;
an input unit for inputting an allowable speed of each of a plurality of portions of the robot;
a trajectory planning unit for reading an operation command to be applied to the robot and performing trajectory planning;
a calculation unit for calculating a predicted maximum speed of each of the plurality of portions of the robot, based on a result of the trajectory planning;
a speed modification unit for modifying a command speed of the robot such that the predicted maximum speed becomes the allowable speed or lower, when the predicted maximum speed of each of the plurality of portions of the robot calculated by the calculation unit is higher than the allowable speed; and
a speed display unit for displaying at least one of the allowable speed, the predicted maximum speed, and a ratio between an actual speed of the robot after the command speed is modified by the speed modification unit and the allowable speed, as well as the actual speed of the robot, in relation to each of the plurality of portions of the robot, in the model of the robot displayed by the model display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,566

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING SCRUBBY SUBSTRATES AND SUBSTRATES MADE THEREFROM

The Clorox Company, Oakl...

1. An in-line process for producing a scrubby substrate, the process comprising:(a) melting a polymer resin material;
(b) extruding or otherwise dispensing the molten polymer resin through one or more orifices of a heated nozzle into a stream of hot inert gas which attenuates said molten resin into elongated globules that form a stream of such globules without forming fibers or filaments;
(c) creating elongated globules having an irregular cross-section and/or an irregular thickness along a length of said elongated globules;
(d) collecting said globules onto at least a portion of a surface of a base substrate layer so that the globules bond directly to the base substrate layer as the molten polymer resin cools, said globules being abrasive once cooled;
wherein a spacing between the one or more orifices of the nozzle and the base substrate layer is less than 6 inches, to aid in globule adhesion to the base substrate layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,556

DUST COLLECTOR FOR ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, ELECTRIC POWER TOOL, AND DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A dust collector for an electric power tool having a tool holder extending from one side of the electric power tool and a hand grip extending in a first direction transverse to a longitudinal axis of the tool holder, comprising:a main body case that includes an exhaust port, the main body case being configured to be installed and located on the one side of the electric power tool when the dust collector is attached to the electric power tool;
a dust box that internally includes a filter;
a sliding portion disposed on the main body case, the sliding portion having a front end on which a nozzle with a suction opening is disposed, the sliding portion being slidable in a front-rear direction; and
a dust collecting route from the suction opening to the exhaust port passing through the filter, wherein
the main body case includes a guiding portion through which the sliding portion passes,
the guiding portion allows the sliding portion to project rearward when the sliding portion slides, and
the sliding portion is disposed on either a right side or a left side of the main body case from the perspective of the front end of the sliding portion and with respect to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,528

LATHE COMPRISING A GUIDE BUSH

1. A lathe including:a moving headstock designed to ensure the rotation and translation of a part to be machined in relation to an axis of translation and rotation; and
a guide bush designed to be attached to a frame of the lathe and including:
a bush spindle, and
a clamping mechanism,
the guide bush being designed to operate either in bush mode or in grip mode, wherein:
the guide bush is designed to be moveable axially in relation to the frame along said axis,
the lathe is designed to operate in a first mode in which the guide bush is driven axially by the moving headstock, and
the lathe is designed to operate in a second mode in which the axial position of the guide bush is static in relation to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,507,523

METALLURGICAL VESSEL LINING WITH CONFIGURED PERFORATION STRUCTURE

VESUVIUS USA CORPORATION,...

1. A refractory lining structure for a metallurgical vessel, comprisinga) a first layer, comprising a refractory material, the first layer having a first layer first major surface and a first layer second major surface disposed opposite to the first layer first major surface, and
b) a second layer having a second layer first major surface and a second layer second major surface disposed opposite to the second layer first major surface;
wherein the lining structure comprises a second layer internal major plane;
wherein the first layer second major surface is in contact with the second layer first major surface;
wherein the first layer comprises a plurality of perforations passing from the first layer first major surface to the first layer second major surface, wherein the perforations have a summed cross-sectional area;
wherein the second layer comprises at least one manifold volume or void, wherein the at least one manifold volume is in fluid communication with at least one first layer perforation, and wherein the at least one manifold volume is in fluid communication with the second layer second major surface, wherein the at least one manifold has a summed maximum cross-sectional area in a plane parallel to the lining structure major plane;
wherein the summed cross-sectional area of all perforations in the first layer is less than the summed maximum cross-sectional area of all manifold volumes in the second layer; and
the refractory lining structure comprises a configuration selected from the group consisting of:
(a) the second layer comprising a plurality of stand-off structures protruding from the second major surface of the first layer;
(b) the refractory lining structure further comprising a nonperforated third layer comprising a refractory material, the third layer having a third layer first major surface in communication with the second layer second major surface, wherein the second layer comprises a plurality of stand-off structures protruding from the third layer first major surface; and
(c) the refractory lining structure further comprising a nonperforated third layer comprising a refractory material, the third layer having a third layer first major surface in communication with the second layer second major surface, wherein the second layer comprises a plurality of spacers disposed between the first layer and the third layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,512

FRAME MOLDING

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A frame molding comprising:a design member that extends along an edge of a window aperture of a door panel, and includes an exposed surface and an inner surface opposite to the exposed surface;
an inner member that extends along the edge and is covered with the design member, the inner member including an outer surface, provided with a through-hole, and fixed to the design member, the outer surface that faces the inner surface of the design member, the through-hole being open to the outer surface and extending in a direction away from the design member; and
a clip that inserts through the through-hole of the inner member for fixing, and is covered with the design member, the clip including a fixing part that projects from the inner member oppositely to the design member for fixing to the door panel.

US Pat. No. 10,507,494

VIBRATING SCREEN DECK DEFLECTOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Terex USA, LLC, Westport...

1. A material products processing vibrating screen mechanism comprising:a multi-deck vibrating screen assembly, having a feed end and an output end; and
a material diverter disposed between an upper deck and a lower deck; said material diverter having an angled orientation with respect to said upper deck, an attachment end proximal to said upper deck and; a lower free end located a predetermined orthogonal distance with respect to a closest point on said upper deck; said lower free end is located closer to said feed end, than is a point located at an end of an line, orthogonal with respect to said upper deck and extending said predetermined orthogonal distance from said upper deck and touching said attachment end, said material diverter being sized, configured and located for directing a flow of material, which has passed through holes in the upper deck, in a direction vector which has a substantial component counter to a flow direction of material along the top of the upper deck.

US Pat. No. 10,507,488

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS INCLUDING FILM FORMING STEP BY DEPOSITION APPARATUS

NALUX CO., LTD., Osaka-S...

1. A deposition apparatus comprising:a dome configured to be rotatable around the central axis;
a loop chain arranged on the dome, the loop chain surrounding the central axis;
a power transmission shaft configured to transmit rotational motion of the dome;
a first gear section configured to transform the rotational motion of the dome to rotational motion of the power transmission shaft;
a second gear section provided with a chain-driving sprocket and configured to transform the rotational motion of the power transmission shaft to rotational motion of the chain-driving sprocket; and
a tray holder located beside the loop chain and fixed on the dome, the tray holder including a first internal power transmission shaft and a rotating portion configured to hold a tray,
wherein the deposition apparatus is configured such that the chain-driving sprocket is rotated through the rotation of the dome to drive the loop chain, the first rotating shaft of the tray holder is rotated by motion of the loop chain, and the rotating portion is rotated through rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft, wherein the tray holder is further provided with
a fixing portion located beside the loop chain and fixed on the dome of the deposition apparatus, the first internal power transmission shaft being held rotatably by the fixing portion;
a swinging portion fixed to a swing pivot held rotatably by the fixing portion so as to be swingable; and
a second internal power transmission shaft connected to the first internal power transmission shaft through a universal joint and held rotatably by the swinging portion; and
a crank mechanism connecting the first internal power transmission shaft and the swinging portion such that the swinging portion is made to swing by rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft,
wherein the first internal power transmission shaft is held rotatably by the fixing portion, the rotating portion is held by the second internal power transmission shaft and configured to hold a tray, and the swinging portion is configured to swing with the rotating portion through rotation of the first internal power transmission shaft, and wherein
the deposition apparatus is configured such that the ratio of the number of revolutions of the tray per unit time to the number of revolutions of the dome per unit time and the ratio of the period of the swing to the number of revolutions of the dome per unit time can be set to desired values by changing gear ratios.

US Pat. No. 10,507,479

DISPENSING NOZZLE

Cornelius, Inc., Osseo, ...

1. A nozzle for dispensing an edible product, the nozzle comprising:a nozzle sleeve having a wall and defining an open interior;
a nozzle insert positioned within the nozzle sleeve;
a base inlet opening into a base chamber within the open interior of the nozzle sleeve and defined between an interior of the wall of the nozzle sleeve and an exterior of an insert wall of the nozzle insert; and
a flavoring inlet defined in the nozzle insert; wherein the nozzle sleeve and the nozzle insert are configured to mix by shear mixing a base substance received through the base inlet with at least one flavoring substance received through the flavoring inlet; and
a nozzle outlet defined by the nozzle insert and the nozzle sleeve; and
the nozzle insert comprising an elastomer seal that occludes at least the base chamber at the nozzle outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,446

METHOD OF PREPARING A MATERIAL OF A BATTERY CELL

1. A method of producing a material for a battery electrochemical cell, comprising:forming a liquid mixture;
generating a mist of the liquid mixture at desired liquid droplet sizes;
flowing a flow of a first gas heated to a first temperature into a reaction chamber;
forming a first gas-solid mixture from the mist and the flow of the first gas;
drying the first gas-solid mixture for a first residence time inside the reaction chamber;
flowing a flow of a second gas heated to a second temperature into the reaction chamber, wherein the second temperature is higher than the first temperature;
forming a second gas-solid mixture inside the reaction chamber;
reacting the second gas-solid mixture inside the reaction chamber for a second residence time and oxidizing the second gas-solid mixture into an oxidized reaction product;
delivering the oxidized reaction product out of the reaction chamber; and
cooling the oxidized reaction product and obtaining solid particles of the oxidized reaction product as the material for the battery electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,507,436

POLYOLEFIN MICROPOROUS MEMBRANE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND BATTERY SEPARATOR

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A polyolefin microporous membrane comprising a polyolefin resin, wherein the polyolefin resin contains at least 80 mass % polypropylene resin, and wherein the polyolefin microporous membrane has a maximum pore size of less than 30.0 nm and a mean pore size of less than 20.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,418

DEVICE FOR BEATING DUST AND DUST COLLECTOR USING SAME

JIANGSU MIDEA CLEANING AP...

1. A cleaning appliance, comprising:a body having a clean air outlet;
a filtering member disposed at the clean air outlet; and
a dust tapping-off device further including:
a sliding rail disposed on an outer surface of the body and facing the clean air outlet;
a sliding block slidably disposed on the sliding rail via an accommodating cavity therein, wherein both two opposite ends of the accommodating cavity are open for the sliding rail to pass through, a first surface of the sliding rail is provided with a groove, and a wall surrounding the accommodating cavity opposite to the first surface is provided with a protruding block fitted in the groove;
a rolling element rotatably disposed in the accommodating cavity of the sliding block and disposed on the sliding rail;
an actuating rod rotatably disposed on the sliding block and connected to the rolling element, wherein the actuating rod is configured to pass through walls surrounding the accommodating cavity; and
a dust tapping-off member disposed on the actuating rod and configured for tapping the filtering member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,403

PRESSURIZED VAPOR CYCLE LIQUID DISTILLATION

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A liquid distillation system comprising:an input for receiving untreated liquid;
an evaporator/condenser comprising a plurality of parallel core evaporator tubes, each tube having a first open end in communication with a sump and a second open end in communication with a head chamber;
the evaporator/condenser coupled to the input for transforming the untreated liquid to vapor;
a vapor pump for compressing the vapor;
the evaporator/condenser for transforming compressed vapor into a distilled liquid product; and
a conductivity sensor to measure the electrical conductivity of the distilled liquid product, wherein the conductivity sensor is an inductive sensor,
wherein if the electrical conductivity of the distilled liquid product is below a pre-set level, a signal mechanism is triggered to pump a volume of at least one additive into the distilled liquid product.

US Pat. No. 10,507,391

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An information processing system comprising at least one computer processor,the at least one computer processor configured to:
manage placement states of a plurality of objects in a virtual space;
manage a first parameter that is changed in accordance with an instruction given by a player;
receive a change instruction to change the placement state of a selection object selected among the plurality of objects by the player; and
when the change instruction is given and under the condition that a first parameter condition, which is a condition satisfied when the first parameter is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, or a condition satisfied when the first parameter is less than or equal to a predetermined value, is satisfied, change the first parameter such that in a case where the first parameter condition is the condition satisfied when the first parameter is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, the first parameter is reduced, and in a case where the first parameter condition is the condition satisfied when the first parameter is less than or equal to the predetermined value, the first parameter is increased, wherein
the computer processor configured to manage the placement states:
executes a first change process for changing the placement state of at least one change target object among the plurality of objects in the virtual space in accordance with time;
executes a second change process for, when the change instruction is given and under the condition that the first parameter satisfies the first parameter condition, changing the placement state of the selection object in the virtual space;
in the first change process, causes the change target object to appear in the virtual space; and
in the second change process, causes the selection object to appear in the virtual space.

US Pat. No. 10,507,384

GAME SYSTEM, GAME APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING GAME PROGRAM AND GAME DATA EXCHANGE METHOD

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A method for performing wireless radio communication, the method comprising:alternately repeating the functioning of an apparatus in a first mode and in a second mode,
wherein the first mode includes the apparatus broadcasting data capable of being received by other apparatuses functioning in the second mode;
wherein in the second mode, broadcasted data from other apparatuses functioning in the first mode is receivable by the apparatus; and
wherein the length of the period in which the apparatus functions in the first mode and/or the length of the period in which the apparatus functions in the second mode is/are determined at random.

US Pat. No. 10,507,380

MULTI-STAGE PROGRESSIVE RISK MINI GAME

Zynga Inc., San Francisc...

1. A system comprising: one or more computer processors; one or more computer memories; a set of instructions incorporated into the one or more computer memories, the set of instructions configuring the one or more computer processors to perform operations for temporarily overlaying a user interface of a secondary game of a game networking system over a user interface of a primary game of the name networking system,the operations comprising: based on a determination that a criterion for initiating the secondary game has been satisfied, presenting a selectable user interface control to provide a player with an opportunity to access the secondary game;
based on a selection of the selectable user interface control, performing the temporary overlaying of the secondary game over the primary game, the temporary overlaying including providing additional selectable user interface controls for playing the secondary game and for terminating the secondary game;
and based on a determination that a criterion for terminating the secondary game has been satisfied, terminating the secondary game and automatically returning the player to the primary game,
wherein the criterion for initiating the secondary game is that the player purchased a virtual asset having a value that transgresses a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,507,379

FLOOR-BASED GAME MANAGEMENT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A system comprising:an interchangeable overlay including:
a first surface configured to face a user and receive foot-based user input, wherein the first surface includes a decorative pattern that corresponds to one or more games, and
a second surface opposite the first surface configured to removeably place the interchangeable overlay adjacent a detection mat; and
a floor-based game management apparatus including:
one or more speakers,
the detection mat, wherein the detection mat includes:
a first surface configured to removeably receive a plurality of interchangeable overlays, and
an array of sensors distributed across the first surface of the detection mat, wherein the array of sensors includes one or more of pressure sensors, temperature sensors, proximity sensors or acoustic sensors, and
a controller communicatively coupled to the one or more speakers and the detection mat, the controller to:
determine an identity of the interchangeable overlay when the interchangeable overlay is located adjacent to the detection mat,
detect the foot-based user input via the array of sensors,
select one of the one or more games based at least in part on the foot-based user input, retrieve game-related user feedback from a game database, and
output the game-related user feedback via the one or more speakers and not via a display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,507,373

AUTOMATIC JUDGING SYSTEM FOR CLIMBING WALL COMPETITION

1. An automatic judging and display system for rock climbing competition comprising:a rock climbing wall;
first and second sets of spaced apart holds secured to said wall, each of said sets including a plurality of holds, said first set of holds being associated with a first color and said second set of holds being associated with a second color, different from said first color;
a plurality of distinct RFID tags, each tag having a different identification associated therewith, each tag being located near and associated with a different hold, each tag uniquely identifying only the hold to which it is associated;
an RFID tag reader, said tag reader being capable of separately identifying each of said tags and including means for wirelessly transmitting a signal containing information relating to a tag when brought into the vicinity of said tag;
a computer system, said computer system being capable of receiving signals from said RFID tag reader and analyzing said signals, and
means for attaching said RFID tag reader to a climber's body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,369

BASKETBALL PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A basketball performance monitoring system comprising:a local microprocessor in communication with a remote computational system;
a first sensor coupled to said local microprocessor;
said first sensor coupled to a net of a basketball goal below a rim of the basketball goal;
said first sensor comprising a housing including a single arm extendable inside said net, said local microprocessor being within said housing wherein said first sensor is configured to sense an angular orientation based on the force of gravity responsive to a basketball passing over said arm;
a second sensor coupled to said housing, said second sensor configured to measure an attempted goal; and
a fourth sensor configured as a rim diameter sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,353

ERGONOMIC STRAP FOR WEIGHT LIFTING AND FITNESS EXERCISES

1. An ergonomic strap for weight lifting and fitness exercises, designed for right and left hands,a right hand design being a mirror image of a left hand design and, comprising, in combination,
a first strap made of a durable and flexible material with one top and one bottom rough surfaces and having a length configured to form a loop encompassing a wrist of a user and to extend beyond; a rigid buckle through which one end portion of said first strap is inserted and then folded back upon itself and stitched;
a second strap made of a soft material and constituting an internal, cushioning component of said ergonomic strap; said second strap having a width commensurate with a width of said first strap and a length for enabling to circumferentially surround and directly contact the wrist; said second strap being superposed on said first strap and stitched together;
a third strap, congruent with said first strap, starting in proximity of said rigid buckle and extending along said first strap; said third strap being superimposed on said first strap, said third strap and said first strap being stitched together at their extremities; said third strap being constituted by a fabric strip with hooks and loops and includes a first, long zone starting in proximity of said rigid buckle and formed by loops, followed by a second, short zone formed by hooks; said third strap, being constituted by said fabric strip with hooks and loops, is used to keep said ergonomic strap secured to the wrist during use, or assembled during storage; and
a fourth strap having a zone commensurate with a width of a palm of a user and being made of a durable and flexible material with rough, opposite/external sides; said fourth strap having one end inserted between and stitched to said first and said third straps; said fourth strap configured to be positioned with respect to said first strap as to be, during a spiral wounding about a weight lifting bar, engageable by a thumb and a juxtapositioned index finger of a user, a position which corresponds to an inclination of ??45 degrees of said fourth strap with respect to said first strap;
a thin, narrow, elastic band, being transversely positioned on said bottom rough surface of said first strap and having ends of the elastic band attached to said first strap, said elastic band being positioned in a zone corresponding to an intersection of said long zone and said short zone; wherein when said ergonomic strap is not in use and already assembled, an end of said fourth strap is inserted through and secured in a space available between said thin, narrow, elastic band and said bottom rough surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,350

STRAP MADE OF SOFT NON-STRETCHABLE MATERIAL TO STRETCH MUSCLES, TENDONS, JOINTS, CAPSULES, LIGAMENTS OF POSTERIOR AND ANTERIOR LOWER EXTREMITIES

1. An apparatus to enable stretching exercise, comprising:a. a length of non-stretchable cloth material having a first end and a second end, having a first interior channel adjacent the first end and having a second interior channel adjacent the second end;
b. a first arcuate closed loop retaining member having a first opening surrounded by a curved section with integrally formed side sections with a straight base section integrally formed with and retained between the side sections, the straight base section retained within the first interior channel;
c. a portion of the length of non-stretchable cloth material folded back on itself and inserted through the first opening of the first retaining member to create a first cloth retaining member opening with a size of an opening of the first cloth retaining member opening adjustable based on the amount of the length of non-stretchable cloth extending through the first opening of the first retaining member;
d. a second arcuate closed loop retaining member having a second opening surrounded by a curved section with integrally formed side sections with a straight base section integrally formed with and retained between the side sections, the straight base section retained within the second interior channel;
e. a second portion of the length of non-stretchable cloth material folded back on itself and inserted through the second opening of the second retaining member to create a second cloth retaining member opening with a size of an opening of the second cloth retaining member opening adjustable based on the amount of the length of cloth extending through the second opening of the second retaining member;
f. the first retaining member is made out of soft fabric material; and
g. the second retaining member is made out of soft fabric material.

US Pat. No. 10,507,343

LOW PRESSURE DROP ACOUSTIC SUPPRESSOR NOZZLE FOR FIRE PROTECTION INERT GAS DISCHARGE SYSTEM

Tyco Fire Products LP, L...

1. A fire suppression nozzle assembly, comprising:a nozzle comprising,
a first tube having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface of the first tube defining an axially extending passageway, the passageway including an inlet at an axial end of the passageway, a plurality of primary outlets disposed through a sidewall of the first tube, the primary outlets having a combined first flow area;
a second tube circumscribing the first tube, an inner surface of the second tube and the outer surface of the first tube defining a chamber, the plurality of primary outlets providing fluid communication between the passageway and the chamber, a sidewall of the second tube having a first set of radially facing secondary outlets axially offset from the primary outlets in a first direction and a second set of radially facing secondary outlets axially offset from the primary outlets in a second direction opposite the first direction, the first and second sets of radially facing secondary outlets having a combined second flow area greater than the combined first flow area;
an inner annular disc circumscribing the second tube between the first and second sets of radially facing secondary outlets and having sound absorbing material facing the first and second sets of radially facing secondary outlets; and
at least one of:
a first outer annular disc disposed on an opposite side of the first set of radially facing secondary outlets than the inner annular disc, the first outer annular disc having sound absorbing material disposed on a side facing the first set of radially facing secondary outlets; and
a second outer annular disc disposed on an opposite side of the second set of radially facing secondary outlets than the inner annular disc, the second outer annular disc having sound absorbing material disposed on a side facing the second set of radially facing secondary outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,507,329

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH PROXIMAL CAPTURE FEATURE

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A leadless cardiac pacemaker configured for endovascular use, comprising:an elongated housing configured for endovascular use, the elongated housing including an elongated main body portion extending between a proximal end region and a distal end region, the elongated main body portion having a length and a width that is transverse to the length;
electronics housed by the main body portion of the elongated housing;
the electronics including stimulation electrodes operatively coupled to the electronics;
a battery housed by the main body portion of the elongated housing for powering the electronics; and
a connection feature extending proximally from the main body portion and proximally of the stimulation electrodes, the connection feature configured to facilitate a releasable connection with another device, the connection feature comprising a narrowed neck extending proximally from the proximal end region of the main body portion of the elongated housing to a widened head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,316

IMPLANTABLE FLUID ROUTER

RENISHAW (IRELAND) LIMITE...

1. An implantable fluid router comprising:at least one inlet;
at least one outlet; and
at least one filter chamber connecting the inlet to the outlet, the filter chamber comprising a hydrophilic filter membrane and a gas permeable membrane and being configured to separate liquid and gas from a fluid by (i) passing liquid in the fluid received from the inlet through the hydrophilic filter membrane to the outlet, and (ii) passing gas in the fluid received from the inlet through the gas permeable membrane in order to vent the gas from the filter chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,507,314

SKIN RESURFACING DEVICE, CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD FOR SKIN RESURFACING DEVICE

1. A controlling apparatus for a skin resurfacing device performing a surgical procedure on a human skin with a surgical needle, comprising:a controller;
a voltage regulator configured to regulate a voltage supplied to the skin resurfacing device from a power supply according to a control of the controller; and
a starting switch configured to turn on/off a supply of power between the voltage regulator and the skin resurfacing device,
wherein the skin resurfacing device has a preset operating voltage and a preset jump start voltage that is higher than the preset operating voltage, wherein the skin resurfacing device has a jump start mode for starting the skin resurfacing device at the preset jump start voltage, and wherein the controller is adapted to control the voltage regulator so as to output the preset jump start voltage to the skin resurfacing device when the starting switch is turned on during the jump start mode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,313

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MEDICATION TO THE BRAIN TO TREAT NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

InCube Labs, LLC, San Jo...

1. An apparatus for delivery of medication to the ventricles within the brain of a patient, the apparatus comprising:a supply of multiple solid form medication elements;
an advanceable belt configured to store the supply of multiple solid form medication elements;
a flexible delivery member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen for advancement of a solid form medication element through the delivery member, the solid form medication element comprising at least one drug, wherein the flexible delivery member is configured to be advanced into a selected ventricle of the brain from a site outside the brain;
a diffusion chamber coupled to the distal end of the delivery member; the diffusion chamber having a wall and an interior volume for receiving the solid form medication element and at least one diffusion section positioned in the wall allowing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to enter and exit the chamber;
an advancement member configured to advance individual solid form medication elements from the supply through the flexible delivery member to the diffusion chamber;
wherein the chamber is configured to i) retain a solid form medication element received from the delivery member; ii) dissolve the solid form medication element in fluid within the interior volume to form a drug solution; and iii) diffuse drug from the drug solution through the at least one diffusion section to CSF within the selected ventricle of the brain; and
means for receiving the solid form medication element from the flexible delivery member into the diffusion chamber while preventing CSF mixed with the solid form medication element in the diffusion chamber from exiting into the flexible delivery member; and
wherein the diffusion chamber and the delivery member have a flexibility configured such that during advancement of the apparatus into the brain, the apparatus conforms to a shape of the selected ventricle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,306

BACKLOADABLE OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING GUIDEWIRES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An optical guidewire system, comprising:an optical guidewire including,
a guidewire configured and dimensioned for advancing a catheter over the guidewire to a target region relative to a distal end of the optical guidewire, and
at least one guidewire fiber core integrated within the guidewire for generating an encoded optical signal indicative of a shape of the optical guidewire;
an optical guidewire controller responsive to the encoded optical signal for reconstructing the shape of the optical guidewire;
a guidewire interface including at least one interface fiber core optically coupled to the optical guidewire controller; and
an optical connector for connecting the optical guidewire to the guidewire interface to optically communicate the encoded optical signal from the at least one guidewire fiber core through the at least one interface fiber core to the optical guidewire controller, and
wherein the optical connector is configured and dimensioned for a backloading of the catheter over the optical connector onto a proximal end of the optical guidewire, and
wherein the guidewire interface includes a microelectromechanical system operable for micro-aligning the at least one guidewire fiber core and the at least one interface fiber core.

US Pat. No. 10,507,305

SHEATH

Board of Regents of the U...

1. A system configured to receive an interventional tool, the system comprising:a shunt member portion positionable through a perforation in a side wall of an anatomical vessel of a patient, the shunt member portion including:
a distal opening configured to reside in the anatomical vessel, and
a member that resides external to the anatomical vessel and external to the patient;
a sheath tube portion mated to the external member of the shunt member portion, the sheath tube portion including:
a proximal end opposite from the shunt member portion, and
a tube wall retainable in a curved configuration in which a proximal portion of the sheath tube portion is transverse to the shunt member portion, the proximal end of the sheath tube portion configured to receive the interventional tool; and
a location of increased thickness that prevents migration of the sheath tube portion into the patient, the location of increased thickness located between a portion of the shunt member portion residing internal to the patient and the sheath tube portion;
wherein an internal access path defined through the sheath tube portion, the shunt member portion, and the anatomical vessel is configured to movably receive an interventional tool while the sheath tube portion resides entirely external to the patient and the shunt member portion resides partially internal to the patient and partially external to the patient; and
a clasp device configured to retain the sheath tube portion in the curved configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,507,295

NASAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Impel Neuropharma, Inc., ...

1. A device for delivery of a compound to an olfactory region of a nasal cavity, the device comprising:an actuator body comprising a vertical portion and an angled portion, the vertical portion comprising a contoured surface to accommodate a facial component of a user's face and configured to house a pressurized propellant container containing propellant and a first portion of a connection channel, the first portion of the connection channel configured to be in communication with the propellant container, the angled portion comprising an additional contoured surface to accommodate an additional component of the user's face and configured to house a second portion of the connection channel;
a diffuser in communication with the second portion of the connection channel;
a drug chamber in communication with the diffuser, the drug chamber configured to hold the compound;
a nozzle in communication with the drug chamber, wherein propellant released from the propellant container is configured to travel through the connection channel, contact the diffuser, and propel the compound out the nozzle forming a plume.

US Pat. No. 10,507,291

AUTOINJECTOR WITH AUDIBLE INDICATION OF COMPLETED DELIVERY

Becton Dickinson France, ...

1. A device for automatic injection of a product into an injection site, the device comprising:a housing having a proximal end and a distal end;
a resilient flexible portion at the distal end of the housing projecting inwardly in a non-deflected position, the resilient flexible portion transitionable between the non-deflected position and a deflected position;
a piston rod movably disposed within the housing;
an intermediate part fixed to a first portion of the piston rod;
a first spring configured to displace the piston rod distally, the first spring located between the proximal end of the housing and the intermediate part; and
a second spring configured to displace the piston rod distally, the second spring located between the distal end of the housing and the intermediate part,
wherein as the intermediate part is moved axially towards the distal end of the housing, the intermediate part deflects the resilient flexible portion radially outward to the deflected position, and once the intermediate part is advanced beyond the distal end of the housing, the resilient flexible portion returns to the non-deflected position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,290

DRUG INJECTION DEVICE WITH RESETTABLE MECHANISM ALLOWING PISTON ROD RETRACTION UPON DRUG CARTRIDGE CHANGE

Sanofi, Paris (FR)

1. A drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament, the drug delivery device comprising:a housing;
a dose setting element rotatable relative to the housing during dose setting and dose dispensing;
a drive member coupled to the dose setting element via a clutch;
a piston rod coupled to the housing and to the drive member;
a cartridge holder removably attached to the housing and a reset element, which is permanently rotationally constrained to the housing and rotationally constrained to the drive member during dose setting; and
at least one spring acting on the reset element,
wherein if the cartridge holder is detached from the housing, the reset element is axially moved relative to the housing into a position in which the drive member is allowed to rotate relative to the housing, and
wherein the drive member is axially movable relative to the housing between a dose setting position and a dose dispensing position, wherein in the dose setting position, if the cartridge holder is attached to the housing, the drive member is rotationally constrained to the housing via the reset element, and wherein in the dose dispensing position, if the cartridge holder is attached to the housing, the drive member is rotatable relative to the reset element and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,287

NEEDLELESS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

1. A needleless drug delivery system comprising:an upper housing including: a pressure side wall provided to form a side surface of the upper housing with an end wall closing one end of the pressure side wall; and a transmissive lens provided at the end wall;
a lower housing including: a drug side wall provided to form a side surface of the lower housing; and a discharge nozzle provided by extending from the drug side wall and provided with a discharge hole, wherein the lower housing is connected with or extends from the upper housing; and
a separation membrane of elastic material provided between the upper housing and the lower housing to separate the upper housing and the lower housing,
wherein a space of the upper housing having the transmissive lens is hermetically filled with a pressure-generating fluid, and
the separation membrane includes:
a flat-shape membrane;
an edge reinforcing portion protruding along an edge of the flat-shape membrane;
a center reinforcing portion protruding from a center of the flat-shape membrane; and
a plurality of connection reinforcing portions formed on the flat-shape membrane each protruding in a shape that connects any one point of the edge reinforcing portion and the center reinforcing portion,
wherein the separation membrane is disposed between a drug solution and the pressure-generation fluid, and
wherein the edge reinforcing portion, the center reinforcing portion, and the plurality of connection reinforcing portions are formed on the flat-shape membrane to increase a thickness of the separation membrane partially.

US Pat. No. 10,507,283

MEDICAL PUMP SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED PAIN MANAGEMENT

Zyno Medical, LLC, Natic...

1. A pump system for managing pain medication comprising:a pump for delivery of a pain medication to a patient from a reservoir through a line to a patient;
an input device having a button actuatable by the patient for receiving a discretionary input from the patient related to patient perception of real time pain during delivery of the pain medication;
an electronic controller communicating with the pump and the input device executing a stored program contained in non-transitory memory to:
(a) provide a schedule of pain medication delivery having a basal delivery rate;
(b) at a first time, control the pump to provide the basal delivery rate of pain medication through the line to the patient;
(c) at a second time after the first time, receive the discretionary input from the patient through the input device and respond by controlling the pump to:
(i) deliver a discrete bolus of pain medication through the line only if the discretionary input occurred after a bolus lockout time based on drug adverse effects after any previous delivery of a discrete bolus to the patient and not deliver the discrete bolus of pain medication through the line if the discretionary input occurred before an end of the bolus lockout time, the bolus delivery providing a volume beyond the basal delivery rate;
(ii) adjust the basal delivery rate upward from the basal rate of the first time only if the discretionary input occurred after an effect lag time different than the bolus lockout time and before the end of the bolus lockout time and do not adjust the basal delivery rate if the discretionary input occurred before an end of the effect lag time, the effect lag time being a time before an effect of the previous delivery of the discrete bolus would be felt, the basal delivery rate being a rate of pain medication delivery outside the bolus delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,507,280

MEDICAL INSTRUMENT HOUSING CONTAINER

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A medical instrument housing container comprising:a container body including:
a substantially rectangular base,
a peripheral wall having a lower end that is contiguous to a perimeter of the base and extending upward, and
a peripheral edge portion that comprises a plurality of peripheral edges, that is contiguous to an upper end of the peripheral wall, and that extends outwardly,
wherein the substantially rectangular base, the peripheral wall, and the peripheral edge portion are molded from resin, and the container body has an opening surrounded by the peripheral edge portion;
one or more medical instruments held in the container body; and
a protection film that is adhered or heat-sealed to the peripheral edge portion for covering and sealing the opening,
wherein the medical instrument housing container is a medical instrument housing container that has been subjected to sterilization,
wherein each of the plurality of peripheral edges of the peripheral edge portion is curved inwardly, and
wherein the protection film comprises a plurality of outer peripheral edges, each of the plurality of outer peripheral edges of the protective film being curved inwardly along a respective one of the plurality of peripheral edges of the peripheral edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,278

FLUIDIC DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A system comprising:a tubular member with a plurality of lumens extending longitudinally therethrough including a working lumen, a delivery lumen, and a removal lumen;
a filtration device, wherein the filtration device includes at least three filters connected by a fluid conduit;
at least one sensor operable to detect one or more parameters of a fluid;
a delivery module coupled to a fluid reservoir and the delivery lumen;
a removal module coupled to the removal lumen and the filtration device;
a controller; and
a valve coupled to the fluid reservoir, the delivery module, and the filtration device,
wherein the fluid reservoir is coupled to the filtration device so as to define at least one circulation loop to circulate a fluid when the tubular member is placed in a body cavity, and wherein the valve is operable with the controller to direct the fluid from the fluid reservoir back into the filtration device in response to the one or more parameters to form a second circulation loop.

US Pat. No. 10,507,276

MEDICAL FLUID CASSETTES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Fresenius Medical Care Ho...

1. A medical fluid delivery method, comprising:drawing medical fluid into a fluid pump chamber defined between a membrane and a rigid base of a medical fluid cassette by applying an outward force to an inner surface of a portion of the membrane overlying the fluid pump chamber in an absence of an outward force on an outer surface of the portion of the membrane overlying the fluid pump chamber, wherein the outward force is applied to the membrane by a member disposed in the fluid pump chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,507,270

SURGICAL APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An apparatus for use in combination with a surgical sponge assembly and a trocar including a cannula having an interior wall, the surgical sponge assembly including a suction tube coupled to a sponge head, the apparatus comprising:a body configured to insert within the cannula and including a proximal end, a distal end, a first lumen and a second lumen that join one another to form a cavity defined by an annular wall, a longitudinal axis, an interior wall that extends from the proximal end of the body to the cavity, a first exterior wall that extends around a first portion of the circumference of the apparatus, a second exterior wall that extends around a second portion of the circumference of the apparatus, and a gap formed between the first exterior wall and the second exterior wall extending parallel to the longitudinal axis at least a length of the cavity,
wherein the first lumen and the second lumen are separated from one another by the interior wall included in the body,
wherein, with the body inserted within the cannula, the annular wall defining the cavity includes at least portion of each of the interior wall included in the cannula, the first exterior wall and the second exterior wall, respectively,
wherein the first lumen is sized and configured to allow an axial movement of the suction tube within the first lumen, the cavity configured to store at least a portion of the sponge head,
wherein the apparatus is configured to allow the surgical sponge assembly to be moved from a retracted position in which at least a portion of the sponge head is stored within the cavity and an extended position in which at least some of the portion of the sponge head stored within the cavity in the retracted position is located beyond the distal end of the body, and
wherein the apparatus is configured to be inserted within the cannula with the sponge head stored in the cavity in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,268

ELECTROSPUN MATERIAL COVERED MEDICAL APPLIANCES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A medical appliance, comprising:a first layer of electrospun polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), having an average percent porosity between about 30% and about 80%, the first layer of electrospun PTFE disposed such that it defines an inside surface of the medical appliance;
a second layer of electrospun PTFE, having an average percent porosity between about 0% and about 50%, the second layer of electrospun PTFE disposed such that it defines an outside surface of the medical appliance; and
tie layer of fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) disposed between the first layer of electrospun PTFE and the second layer of electrospun PTFE, wherein the tie layer is impervious to tissue or fluid migration into or through the tie layer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,258

COMPACT, MOBILE, MODULAR, INTEGRATED DIFFUSER APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus comprising: a housing; a drive system capable of drawing in and pressurizing a stream of air; a first sleeve enclosed completely within the housing and being sized, shaped, and positioned to enclose the drive system, thereby defining an annulus capable of passing the stream along an outer surface of the drive system; a reservoir capable of containing a liquid to be atomized by the stream; an atomizer capable of connecting in fluid communication with the reservoir, to receive a portion of the liquid therefrom, and in fluid communication with the drive system, to receive at least a portion of the stream therefrom, thereby spraying the stream of air carrying droplets formed from the portion of the liquid; a second sleeve enclosed completely within the housing and capable of enclosing the reservoir and atomizer, together selectively insertable into and removable from the second sleeve without tools; the drive system and atomizer capable of connecting in a fluid-sealing relation to feed the stream from the drive system into the atomizer when the atomizer is fitted into the second sleeve; wherein the annulus operates as a cooling channel cooling the drive system by passing the stream around the drive system upon entry into the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,507,256

AUTOMATED DECONTAMINATION OF COMPLEX AREAS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for decontaminating an area, the method comprising:deploying a mobile decontamination unit in the area,
the mobile decontamination unit comprising an aerosol dispersing nozzle and an aerosol directing fan;
determining aerosol dispersing parameters for the mobile decontamination unit based on area characteristics;
dispersing a decontaminant within the area using the aerosol dispersing nozzle and in accordance with the aerosol dispersing parameters,
the decontaminant being dispersed in an aerosol form comprising a decontaminant droplets;
directing the decontaminant droplets to surfaces in the area using aerosol directing fan and in accordance with the aerosol dispersing parameters; and
changing orientation of the aerosol directing fan relative to the area, comprising changing orientation of a head portion of the mobile decontamination unit relative to a base portion of the mobile decontamination unit, wherein the head portion comprises the aerosol dispersing nozzle and the aerosol directing fan.

US Pat. No. 10,507,255

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISINFECTING A REMOTE CONTROL USING ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method of determining when to activate an ultraviolet light emitter, the method comprising:receiving information from a temperature sensor;
determining that a current time is during one of: a first time period in which a first threshold temperature is used and a second time period in which a second threshold temperature is used, the first threshold temperature being greater than the second threshold temperature;
determining whether the information indicates a location of a person is not near the ultraviolet light emitter; and
in response to determining that the location of the person is not near the ultraviolet light emitter, activating the ultraviolet light emitter,
wherein the determining of whether the information indicates the location of the person is not near the ultraviolet light emitter includes:
determining whether a temperature indicated by the information from the temperature sensor is above the first threshold temperature, in response to determining that the current time is during the first time period;
based on determining that the temperature indicated by the information from the temperature sensor is above the first threshold temperature, determining that the location of the person is not near the ultraviolet light emitter and activating the ultraviolet light emitter;
determining whether the temperature indicated by the information from the temperature sensor is below the second threshold temperature, in response to determining that the current time is during the second time period; and
based on determining that the temperature indicated by the information from the temperature sensor is below the second threshold temperature, determining that the location of the person is not near the ultraviolet light emitter and activating the ultraviolet light emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,507,248

HYDROPHOBIC CORE CARRIER COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS, METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

PharmaIN Corporation, Bo...

1. A composition, consisting of:(i) a polymeric carrier;
(ii) a plurality of first hydrophobic groups, wherein each first hydrophobic group of the plurality of first hydrophobic groups is covalently linked to the carrier, is capable of binding a load molecule, comprises an alkyl group of 8-36 carbons, and has a molecular weight between 150 to 1000 Daltons independent of the carrier weight;
(iii) a plurality of first protective side chains, wherein each first protective side chain is covalently linked to the carrier and has a molecular weight between about 400 and 20,000 Daltons independent of the carrier weight, and wherein each first protective side chain is polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, a co-polymer of polyethylene glycol and polypropylene glycol, or an alkoxy derivative thereof;
(iv) optionally a plurality of second hydrophobic groups, wherein each second hydrophobic group is covalently linked at a first end to the carrier and is linked at a second end to a second protective side chain having a molecular weight between 400 and 20,000 Daltons independent of the carrier weight,
wherein each second hydrophobic group is capable of binding a load molecule, has a molecular weight of less than 1,000 Daltons independent of the carrier weight, and
wherein each second protective side chain is polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, a co-polymer of polyethylene glycol and polypropylene glycol, or an alkoxy derivative thereof; and
(v) a load molecule dissociably linked to the hydrophobic groups; and
(vi) a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient;
wherein a weight ratio of total protective side chains to total hydrophobic groups is more than 17:1 and the composition is soluble in aqueous buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,241

BIOMARKERS USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF IL-23A RELATED DISEASES

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A method for detecting the presence or absence of a response in a patient after administration of an anti-IL-23A antibody comprising a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18 and a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19, comprising:a) obtaining a biological sample from the patient;
b) measuring in said sample the level of one or more biomarkers, or the level of expression of one or more biomarkers;
c) comparing the level to control value of the level of the one or more biomarkers; and
d) determining whether or not the difference in levels between the sample and the control reflects a response in the patient,wherein the one or more biomarkers comprises ?-defensin 2.

US Pat. No. 10,507,212

METHOD FOR USE OF HOMOPIPERAZINIUM COMPOUNDS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

1. A method for treating cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a compound having the formula:
wherein R1 and R2 are independently alkyl of 1 to 6 carbon atoms or cycloalkyl of 3 to 6 carbon atoms,
Xa is CH or N,
Ya is hydrogen or independently selected from halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, alkyl of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, alkoxy of 1 to 6 carbon atoms, heteroaryl of 6 members and aryl,
n is an integer from 1 to 5,
J is a counter ion; and
wherein said cancer is a carcinoma or a blastoma, wherein said carcinoma is selected from the group of lung cancer and colon cancer, and wherein said blastoma is a neuroblastoma.

US Pat. No. 10,507,209

QUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES SUBSTITUTED BY ANILINE, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

XUANZHU PHARMA CO, LTD., ...

1. A method of treating ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, mammary cancer, glioma, non-small cell lung cancer, bladder carcinoma, gastric cancer, adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, esophageal squamous cell cancer, head and neck cancer, or pancreatic cancer, which comprises a step of administering a compound represented by a general formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a stereoisomer thereof to a mammal in need thereof,
wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:

R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, methyl that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1-2 Q2 substituent(s) and ethyl that is unsubstituted or substituted by 1-2 Q2 substituent(s),
Q2 is selected from the group consisting of:
a di(C1-4alkyl)amino group, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, morpholinyl, pyrrolidinyl, furyl, cyclopropyl, cyclopentyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, and thiazolyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of fluoro and chloro;
R4, R5, and R6 are hydrogen;
L is O; and
n is 2.

US Pat. No. 10,507,201

USE OF RING-FUSED BICYCLIC PYRIDYL DERIVATIVES AS FGFR4 INHIBITORS

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treating a solid malignancy comprising a cancer characterized by positive FGFR4 and FGF19 expression or by positive FGFR4 and KLB expression or positive FGFR4, FGF19 and KLB expression, comprising administering a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein
V is selected from CH2, O, and CH(OH);
W is selected from CH2, CH2CH2, and bond;
X is C(RX) or N;
Y is C(RY) or N;
Z is CH or N;
wherein when X is N, Y and Z are not N;
wherein when Y is N, X and Z are not N;
wherein when Z is N, X and Y are not N;
RX is selected from hydrogen, halogen, haloC1-C3alkyl, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, and hydroxyC1-C6alkyl;
RY is selected from hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, hydroxyC1-C3alkoxy, NRY1RY2, cyano, C1-C3alkoxyC1-C3alkoxy, C1-C3alkoxy-haloC1-C3alkoxy, di(C1-C3alkyl)aminoC1-C6alkoxy, O—(CH2)0-1—RY3, CRY6RY7, S—C1-C3alkyl, and haloC1-C6alkoxy optionally substituted with hydroxy;
or
RX and RY together with the ring to which they are attached form a bicyclic aromatic ring system optionally further comprising one or two heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S, which ring system is optionally substituted with C1-C3alkyl;
RY1 is hydrogen and
RY2 is C1-C6alkyl; hydroxyC1-C6alkyl; haloC1-C6alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy; C1-C4alkoxyC1-C6alkyl; haloC1-C3alkoxyC1-C6alkyl; (CH2)0-1—RY4; di(C1-C3alkyl)aminoC1-C6alkyl substituted with hydroxy; bicyclo[2.2.1]heptanyl substituted with hydroxyC1-C3alkyl; phenyl substituted with S(O)2—CH(CH3)2; bicycloC5-C8alkyl; or C2-C3alkylsulfonic acid;
or
RY1 and RY2 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a saturated or unsaturated non-aromatic 6-membered heterocyclic ring which may contain an O atom, which ring may be substituted once or twice by RY5;
RY3 is selected from quinuclidinyl, a 4-, 5- or 6-membered saturated heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S, and a 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring, which saturated or aromatic heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with C1-C3alkyl and/or oxo;
RY4 is a 4-, 5- or 6-membered saturated heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O, and S, which ring is optionally substituted with C1-C3alkyl;
RY5 is independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, hydroxy, and di(C1-C3alkyl)aminoC1-C3alkyl,
or
two RY5 attached at the same carbon atom form together with the carbon atom to which they are attached a 5-membered saturated heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S, which ring is substituted once or more than once with C1-C3alkyl;
RY6 and RY7 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 6-membered saturated or unsaturated non-aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising one heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
R1 is selected from hydrogen; halogen; C1-C3alkyl; haloC1-C3alkyl; hydroxyC1-C3alkyl; C3-C6cycloalkyl; CH2NR2R3; CH(CH3)NR2R3; C1-C3alkoxyC1-C3alkyl; CH2CO2H; C(O)H; C1-C3alkoxy; and a 5- or 6-membered saturated heterocyclic or aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S, which ring is optionally substituted once or more than once with a group independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, haloC1-C3alkyl, oxetanyl and oxo;
R2 is selected from C1-C3alkyl, and di(C1-C3alkyl)aminoC1-C3alkyl;
R3 is selected from C1-C3alkyl, C(O)C1-C3alkyl, C(O)—CH2—OH, C(O)—CH2—O—CH3, C(O)—CH2—N(CH3)2, and S(O)2CH3;
or
R2 and R3 together with the N atom to which they are attached form a saturated 5- or 6-membered ring optionally comprising one additional heteroatom selected from N, N-oxide, O and S, which ring may be substituted once or more than once with R4;
R4 is independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, di(C1-C3alkyl)amino, C(O)CH3, and hydroxy;
or
two R4 attached at the same carbon atom form together with the carbon atom to which they are attached a 4-, 5- or 6-membered non-aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
or
two R4 attached at the same ring atom form an oxo group; and
R5 is selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl,
for use in the treatment of the cancer, wherein the cancer is selected from breast cancer, glioblastoma, prostate cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer characterized by positive FGFR4 and KLB expression, or by positive FGFR4 and FGF19 expression, or by positive FGFR4, KLB and FGF19 expression.

US Pat. No. 10,507,182

REMOTE LOADING OF SPARINGLY WATER-SOLUBLE DRUGS INTO LIPOSOMES

ZONEONE PHARMA, INC., Sa...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising carfilzomib encapsulated within a liposome, said liposome comprising a lipid membrane defining an internal aqueous compartment comprising said encapsulated carfilzomib, said lipid membrane comprising: (a) sphingomyelin (SM); (b) cholesterol; and (c) PEG-(1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine) (PEG-DSPE), wherein said formulation is selected from a lyophilized formulation and a formulation in which said liposome is suspended in a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent.

US Pat. No. 10,507,181

METHODS FOR TREATING LUNG DISORDERS

Crititech, Inc., Lawrenc...

1. A method for treating a lung tumor, comprising pulmonary administration to a subject with a lung tumor of an amount effective of a composition comprising taxane particles to treat the lung tumor, wherein the taxane particles comprise at least 95% of the taxane and have a mean particle size (number) of between 0.1 ?m and 5 ?m, wherein the taxane particles have a specific surface area (SSA) of at least 12 m2/g, wherein the taxane particles are present in a suspension comprising the taxane particles and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the suspension is aerosolized for administration, wherein the pulmonary administration comprises nebulization, and wherein the nebulization results in pulmonary delivery to the subject of aerosol droplets of the taxane particles suspension.

US Pat. No. 10,507,176

HAIR CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CATIONIC POLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A hair care composition comprising:(a) a cationic polymer consisting of polymerized units derived from
(i) 45 to 65 weight % of (3-acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium chloride (APTAC),
(ii) 10 to 65 weight % of (meth)acrylamide monomers, and
(iii) 2 to 30 weight % of polar non-ionic derivatives of acrylic monomers; and
(b) at least one cosmetically acceptable surfactant, rheology modifier, or cosmetic active.

US Pat. No. 10,507,167

SMART PILL BOX AND MEDICAL COMPLIANCE MONITORING

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. An apparatus for dispensing medication, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor, and
instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to cause the apparatus to:
receive information of a person from a device carried by an authorized user indicating a proximity of the authorized user to the apparatus;
determine whether the person is attempting to access a compartment of the apparatus casing the medication based at least in part on sensor data;
determine a time period of the received information of the person based at least in part on the person attempting to access the compartment of the apparatus casing the medication;
determine that the time period satisfies a threshold timeframe when the medication is to be taken by the person based at least in part on a behavioral pattern of the person; and
permit the authorized user to dispense the medication after receiving the information and based at least in part on the time period satisfying the threshold timeframe.

US Pat. No. 10,507,166

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTI-COLUMN MULTI-MEDICINE ORAL DISSOLVING FILM

C. L. Pharm, Seoul (KR)

7. A method of manufacturing a multi-column multi-medicine oral dissolving film comprising:a lower wrapping sheet feeding step of feeding a lower wrapping sheet coated with the oral dissolving film;
an oral dissolving film coating step of coating the oral solution film separated with a predetermined size by injecting a raw solution of the oral dissolving film on a upper surface of the lower wrapping sheet fed in the lower wrapping sheet feeding step and moved along a plurality of roll routes;
a drying step of drying the oral dissolving film coated in the oral dissolving film coating step by hot air, infrared rays, and dehumidifying methods;
an upper wrapping sheet feeding step of feeding an upper wrapping sheet to an upper portion of the oral dissolving film dried in the drying step;
a sealing step of separately sealing the oral dissolving film by bonding the upper wrapping sheet and the lower wrapping sheet to a periphery of each of the oral dissolving films by a thermocompression bonding method; and
a pouch packaging step of separating the oral dissolving films separately sealed in the sealing step into individual products by slitting and cutting the oral dissolving films,
wherein the oral dissolving film coating step includes a step of performing multi-column coating by using a plurality of nozzles which have a plurality of nozzle holes arranged at a certain interval and are arranged above and below to be supplied with different medicines so that different medicines are coated in multiple columns in a single layer so as to be connected continuously with each other without being overlapped.

US Pat. No. 10,507,165

MULTI CHAMBER FLEXIBLE BAG AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A method of preparing a pharmaceutical product in a multiple chamber flexible bag, the method comprising:introducing the pharmaceutical product in a liquid state into a first chamber of the flexible bag through a first port; and
lyophilizing the pharmaceutical product within the first chamber of the flexible bag to provide a lyophilized pharmaceutical product,
wherein the flexible bag has a second chamber and a third chamber,
wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are separated by a first breakable seal,
wherein the third chamber is separated from one of the first and the second chambers by a second breakable seal, and
wherein the pharmaceutical product is a cytotoxic drug.

US Pat. No. 10,507,163

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PTP SHEET FOR PACKAGING A PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG

NIPRO CORPORATION, (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a PTP sheet for packaging a pharmaceutical drug, comprising:positioning a first flat sheet of fixed thickness between a die and a heating plug, the die having a concavity, the heating plug having an annular-shaped end surface;
contacting a partial region of the first flat sheet with the annular-shaped end surface, the annular-shaped end surface of the heating plug imparting heat to a corresponding annular shape at the partial region;
decompressing a concavity of the die by flowing air from the concavity;
in response to the decompressing sucking a pocket portion of the first flat sheet into the concavity and molding the pocket portion to a shape of the concavity, and
extending length of the heated partial region during said decompressing and sucking, so that wall thickness of the partial region decreases relative to wall thickness of a remaining portion of the pocket portion and a portion of the first sheet surrounding the pocket portion;
wherein the PTP sheet comprises the first flat sheet and a second sheet, the first flat sheet having a surface for facing the second sheet, the first flat sheet having a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, the first portion and second portion configured for contacting the second sheet;
wherein the third portion is configured during said sucking and extending steps as the pocket portion having sidewalls and a base portion, the pocket portion configured for holding the pharmaceutical drug; and
wherein the partial region forms at least a portion of the sidewalls, the sidewalls having a wall thickness less than the wall thickness of the base portion, the first portion, and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,162

MASSAGE BATHING MAINTENANCE SYSTEM AND MAINTENANCE METHOD OF THE SAME

DARTPOINT TECH. CO., LTD....

1. A massage bathing maintenance system, which is applied for a massage bathing equipment, comprising:at least one attached device attached to the massage bathing equipment and provided for actuating to the massage bathing equipment;
at least one slave control device, which comprises a control unit and a detection-feedback device, wherein the control unit is configured to generate and transmit at least one actuating message according to at least one actuating-status of the at least one attached device;
a master control device configured to control the at least one slave control device, through a master-slave connection therebetween, for receiving the at least one actuating message, and the master control device comprising a log-collecting unit configured to record the at least one actuating message of the at least one slave control device into a logs table; and
an analyzing unit configured to analyze the at least one actuating message of the logs table to determine the actuating-status of the at least one attached device;
wherein the control unit controls the detection-feedback device in a manner that detects the at least one attached device, generates the at least one actuating message including a result of the detection, and transmits the at least one actuating message to the master control device,
wherein the actuating message contains a physical value or a chemical value,
wherein the master control device generates at least one controlling message to the at least one slave control device according to at least one preset remote detecting and maintaining management process, and the master control device requests the control unit of the at least one slave control device to proceed a detection so that the at least one slave control device generates the at least one actuating message including the detection result,
wherein the detection-feedback device comprises at least one switch unit and at least one sensing unit, the at least one switching unit is controlled by the control unit to turn on or off a power source supplied to the at least one attached device, the at least one sensing unit detects the physical value between the at least one switch unit and the at least one attached device, and transmits the physical value to the control unit, and the control unit treats the physical value as the detection result to generate the at least one actuating message according to the detection result and provides the at least one actuating message to the master control device; or
the detection-feedback device comprises at least one switch unit and at least one sensing unit, the at least one switching unit is controlled by the control unit to turn on or off a power source supplied to the at least one attached device, the at least one sensing unit detects the physical value of the at least one attached device, and transmits the physical value to the control unit, and the control unit treats the physical value as the detection result to generate the at least one actuating message according to the detection result and provides the at least one actuating message to the master control device; or
the detection-feedback device comprises at least one switch unit and at least one sensing unit, the at least one switching unit is controlled by the control unit to turn on or off a power source supplied to the at least one attached device, the at least one sensing unit detects the physical value between the power source supplied to the at least one attached device and the at least one attach device, and transmits the physical value to the control unit, and the control unit treats the physical value as the detection result to generate the at least one actuating message according to the detection result and provides the at least one actuating message to the master control device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,156

LOAD DETECTING DEVICE AND WALK ASSISTING DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A load detecting device comprising:a sole shape portion configured to contour to an entire sole of a user;
a flare portion projecting away from the sole shape portion;
at least one first load sensor disposed within the sole shape portion and configured to detect a load on the sole shape portion;
a second load sensor disposed within the flare portion and outside of the sole shape portion, the second load sensor being configured to detect a load on the flare portion separate from the load on the sole shape portion; and
a load supporting pin projecting into the flare portion and extending towards the second load sensor such that the load supporting pin and the second load sensor are vertically aligned when the load detecting device is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,507,154

THERAPEUTIC DEVICE FOR POST-OPERATIVE KNEE

1. A method for exercising a joint and a limb of a patient, the method comprising:supporting the limb at an angle with an actuation arm of an exercise device, the actuation arm rotatable about a rotation axis and including a first portion and a second portion, the second portion is movable in a direction perpendicular to the rotation axis; and
restricting movement of the second portion of the actuation arm and a foot plate at a distal end of the second portion in the direction perpendicular to the rotation axis unless force exerted on the foot plate by the patient with their foot against the foot plate exceeds a predetermined force as measured by a foot plate load cell mounted to the foot plate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,153

RELOCATION MODULES AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL FIELD

1. A module for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment for use during surgery including a waste blood and fluid suction system, the module comprising:a lower section for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment;
a tower-like upper section located on top of the lower section;
a water-resistant cowling enclosing at least a portion of the lower section and the tower-like upper section; and
one or more bucket-like recesses in or on the cowling of the lower section for mounting one or more fluid suction canisters;
the one or more fluid suction canisters mounted on the one or more bucket-like recesses are operably coupled to a vacuum source controlled from within the module;
wherein the bucket-like recesses for mounting one or more fluid suction canisters also include one or more electronic scales for measuring the combined weight of each fluid suction canister and its blood and fluid contents.

US Pat. No. 10,507,147

PATIENT SUPPORT

Hill-Rom Services, Inc., ...

1. A patient support comprisinga mattress having a plurality of inflatable bladders including an air loss enclosure having a first opening adjacent a foot end of the air loss enclosure and having a second opening adjacent a head end of the air loss enclosure, the second opening being oblong,
a valve box located within the mattress, and
a control unit spaced from the mattress, wherein inside the control unit a compressor is housed and a blower is housed, the compressor being pneumatically coupled through the valve box to a first inflatable bladder of the plurality of inflatable bladders, the blower being pneumatically coupled through the valve box to the air loss enclosure of the plurality of inflatable bladders.

US Pat. No. 10,507,143

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING EXCRETION BY A DIAPER WEARER

1. A method of predicting excretion by a diaper wearer in a diaper, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing in or on the diaper on the wearer an excretion detector capable of detecting excretion by the diaper wearer and a motion sensor capable of detecting movements of the diaper wearer;
b) continuously detecting with the sensor and at least temporarily recording movements of the diaper wearer;
c) analyzing the detected movements and determining movement patterns therefrom;
d) on detection of excretion by the detector, registering a movement pattern immediately preceding the detection of excretion as a critical movement pattern; and
e) thereafter on detecting of movements matching the critical movement pattern, sending a signal to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,507,124

LATTICE

1. An endovascular prosthesis, the prosthesis comprising:a lattice having segments that define a plurality of openings with the segments of the lattice forming a unitary structure;
wherein the segments are configured to resist dilation and creep and comprise one or more segments that are configured to expand radially into an enlarged first diametrical dimension having a first length and one or more segments that are resistant to further radial expansion having a second length, and the first length is greater than the second length; and
wherein the lattice is operable for enlargement to a first diametrical dimension when unconstrained and to a second diametrical dimension when distensive force is applied thereto and the one or more segments resistant to further radial expansion are plastically deformed or broken within a length of the one or more segments in response to the distensive force to expand the lattice to the second diametric dimension and the one or more segments that are configured to expand radially are under load at the second diametric dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,507,117

INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USE

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. An intervertebral implant frame comprising:a support member that defines at least two fixation element receiving apertures, each of the fixation element receiving apertures configured to receive a respective bone fixation element to thereby attach the intervertebral implant frame to first and second vertebral bodies, respectively when the intervertebral implant frame is disposed in an intervertebral space defined by first and second surfaces of the first and second vertebral bodies, respectively;
a first arm that extends from the support member and includes a first inner surface, and a first outer surface opposite the first inner surface; and
a second arm that extends from the support member and includes a second inner surface spaced from the first inner surface along a first direction, the second arm including a second outer surface opposite the second inner surface, the second arm defining a first width, a second width greater than the first width, and a third width greater than the second width, each of the first, second, and third widths measured from the second inner surface to the second outer surface along the first direction, the first width measured at a first location, the second width measured at a second location farther from the support member than the first location is from the support member, and the third width measured at a third location farther from the support member than the second location is from the support member;
wherein the first and second inner surfaces define a gap configured to receive a spacer body, the first arm comprises a first column of teeth that extends from the first inner surface, the second arm comprises a second column of teeth that extends from the second inner surface, such that the first and second columns of teeth are configured to engage the spacer body when the spacer body is received in the gap, and
wherein the first inner surface includes a first inner surface portion, the second inner surface includes a second inner surface portion, each of the first and second inner surface portions is angled toward the other of the first and second inner surface portions as they extend in a direction away from the support member, the first inner surface portion extends to the first column of teeth, and the second inner surface portion extends to the second column of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,507,116

EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL FUSION DEVICE

INTEGRITY IMPLANTS INC., ...

1. A method for implanting an expandable fusion device between two adjacent vertebrae comprising:obtaining an expandable fusion device for implantation between two adjacent vertebrae, the device comprising
an actuator comprising a drive feature and a longitudinal axis; a wedge assembly coupled to the actuator;
a ramp assembly slidably coupled with the wedge assembly;
an upper endplate assembly slidably coupled with the ramp assembly; and a lower endplate assembly slidably coupled with the ramp assembly;
wherein, the device has a width comprising an external width of at least one of the upper endplate assembly and the lower endplate assembly;
wherein, the device has a height comprising an external distance between the upper endplate assembly and the lower endplate assembly;
wherein, actuation of the drive feature by a first number of actuations in a first actuation direction increases the width without increasing the height; and,
wherein, actuation of the drive feature by a second number of actuations beyond the first number of actuations in the first actuation direction increases at least one of the height and the width;
inserting the device, having the width and the height, between two adjacent vertebrae;
actuating the drive feature by the first number of actuations in the first actuation to increase the width without increasing the height; and,
actuating the drive feature by the second number of actuations beyond the first number of actuations in the first actuation direction to increase at least one of the height and the width;
attaching an inserter to the expandable fusion device, the device having the width and the height and comprising the drive feature.

US Pat. No. 10,507,108

HEART VALVE SEALING DEVICES AND DELIVERY DEVICES THEREFOR

EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORP...

1. A mitral valve repair system comprising:a delivery sheath;
a mitral valve repair device comprising;
a coaption portion;
a pair of inner paddles connected to the coaption portion;
a pair of outer paddles, each connected to one of the inner paddles; and
a pair of gripping members, each having a fixed arm fixed to one of the inner paddles and a movable arm connected to the fixed arm;
wherein the mitral valve repair device is disposed in the delivery sheath in an extended condition where:
the pair of inner paddles and the attached fixed arms of the pair of gripping members extend distally away from the coaption portion;
the pair of outer paddles extend distally from the pair of inner paddles;
wherein the mitral valve repair device is movable out of the delivery sheath while in the extended condition;
an actuator coupled to the mitral valve repair device, such that retracting the actuator reduces a length of the mitral valve repair device from the extended condition.

US Pat. No. 10,507,105

PROSTHETIC VALVE WITH TISSUE ANCHORS FREE FROM LATERAL INTERCONNECTIONS

CARDIOVALVE LTD., Or Yeh...

1. A prosthetic valve for implantation within a native mitral valve, the prosthetic valve comprising:an annular valve body having an upstream end, a downstream end opposite the upstream end, and an intermediate portion extending between the upstream end and the downstream end;
a plurality of atrial anchoring arms configured to extend from the intermediate portion of the valve body in a generally radially outward direction; and
a plurality of ventricular anchoring legs configured to extend from the intermediate portion of the valve body in a generally radially outward direction, each ventricular anchoring leg having a proximal end secured to the annular valve body and a terminal end opposite from the proximal end, wherein at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to extend radially outward beyond the terminal ends of the ventricular anchoring legs,
wherein beyond locations of connection to the intermediate portion, the atrial anchoring arms and the ventricular anchoring legs are devoid of lateral interconnections therebetween,
wherein the at least one atrial anchoring arm is configured to extend in the generally radially outward direction from a single location of connection to the intermediate portion of the valve body,
wherein a proximal portion of at least one ventricular anchoring leg is configured to extend in an upstream direction, the proximal portion including the proximal end of the at least one ventricular anchoring leg, and
wherein the annular valve body comprises a strut extending from the location of connection of a first ventricular anchoring leg of the plurality of ventricular anchoring legs, wherein an entire length of the strut is situated midway between two adjacent atrial anchoring arms.

US Pat. No. 10,507,103

ASSEMBLY FOR DELIVERING A PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A medical assembly, comprising:a delivery system comprising an inflatable balloon along a distal end portion of the delivery system;
a prosthetic valve retained in a radially compressed state over the inflatable balloon;
a loader comprising a tube portion extending over the prosthetic valve and the inflatable balloon of the delivery system; and
an introducer comprising a sleeve and a housing attached to a proximal end of the sleeve;
wherein the sleeve is configured to be inserted into a blood vessel of a patient so that an inner passageway of the sleeve is in fluid communication with the blood vessel and the housing is located outside the blood vessel;
wherein the tube portion of the loader is configured to pass through the housing and into the inner passageway of the sleeve so that the delivery system and the prosthetic valve can be passed through the housing while the prosthetic valve is inside the tube portion and then advanced from the tube portion through the inner passageway of the sleeve and into the blood vessel after the sleeve is inserted into the blood vessel;
wherein the introducer comprises one or more valves located inside the housing and configured to engage an outer surface of the tube portion of the loader when the tube portion is inserted into the introducer; and
wherein the loader further comprises a cap portion coupled to a proximal end portion of the tube portion and a seal member inside the cap portion and engaging an outer surface of the delivery system.

US Pat. No. 10,507,102

PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR REPLACING MITRAL VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method of reducing regurgitation of the native mitral valve of a heart, the native mitral valve having a native annulus, posterior and anterior native valve leaflets, wherein the native leaflets define a regurgitant orifice area therebetween that allows blood to flow from the left ventricle to the left atrium during ventricular systole, the method comprising:delivering a prosthetic apparatus in a compressed state through the patient's vasculature to the heart;
expanding the prosthetic apparatus from the compressed state to an expanded state;
positioning a spacer body of the prosthetic apparatus between the native leaflets;
positioning a lower anchor of the prosthetic apparatus on an inferior side of the anterior native valve leaflet;
positioning a second lower anchor of the prosthetic apparatus on an inferior side of the posterior native valve leaflet;
positioning a first upper anchor of the prosthetic apparatus on a superior side of the anterior native valve leaflet; and
positioning a second upper anchor of the prosthetic apparatus on a superior side of the posterior native valve leaflet;
wherein the spacer body occupies space within the regurgitant orifice area to reduce regugitation through the native mitral valve during ventricular systole.

US Pat. No. 10,507,096

ARTIFICIAL BLOOD VESSEL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

1. An artificial blood vessel, sequentially comprising a cortex layer, a fibroblast layer, a smooth muscle cell layer, an endothelial cell layer and an inner cavity from outside to inside of the artificial blood vessel; wherein the cortex layer is formed by spraying a synthetic polymer solution through plasma spraying, electrospraying or electrospining technologies; the fibroblast layer, the smooth muscle cell layer and the endothelial cell layer are formed by infusing, through an intra-mold pouring technology or stacking, through a 3D printing technology a natural polymer solution containing cells; growth factors and anticoagulation factors with a mass percent of 0.01-1% are compounded in the natural polymer solution; and a diameter of the inner cavity is 0.1-8 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,507,095

RESORBABLE DEVICE FOR RECONSTRUCTING ROTATOR CUFFS

1. A wedge-shaped biodegradable and resorbable device for a reconstruction of a rotator cuff, the device comprising:a flat element having two opposite ends adapted to be connected to at least one damaged tendon of the rotator cuff of a patient,
wherein the flat element is entirely made of biodegradable and resorbable material,
wherein the flat element is a triangular-shaped flat element having a rounded end at a vertex located at a first end of the two opposite ends and a base with two other vertices at a second end of the two opposite ends,
wherein the flat element comprises fixing areas located at the two opposite ends of the flat element adapted to be employed for fixing, through resorbable suture, the flat element to the at least one damaged tendon,
wherein the flat element is made of homopolymer PGA fiber fabric which continuously extends across the entire surface of the flat element such that there is an absence of a hole,
wherein the homopolymer PGA fiber fabric is a warp knitted fabric having a thickness between 0.4 mm to 0.45 mm, and
wherein the biodegradable and resorbable material is completely decomposed in a span of one month following implantation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,093

ORAL APPLIANCE FOR DELIVERY OF MEDICAMENTS AND/OR OTHER SUBSTANCES

Emanate Biomedical, Inc.,...

1. An oral appliance configured for delivering a medicament to at least a portion of teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside an oral cavity, the oral appliance comprising an interior surface having a medicament disposed in or on at least a portion of and/or all of the interior surface of the oral appliance, the interior surface being formed to fit contours of at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside the oral cavity and being configured for holding the medicament in contact with at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas inside the oral cavity to deliver the medicament thereto, wherein the oral appliance is made by a computer implemented method, the computer implemented method comprising creating a digital image of the oral cavity by obtaining a baseline digital image of at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas of the oral cavity using an imaging device; obtaining a first digital image of the oral appliance corresponding to the at least the portion of the teeth, and/or soft tissue areas of the oral cavity of the baseline image, creating a second digital image based on the baseline image corresponding to at least the portion of the teeth and/or soft tissue areas of the oral cavity in need of treatment with the medicament; combining the first digital image and the second digital image to form a third digital image of the oral appliance that comprises a treatment area for treatment with the medicament and storing the third digital image in the computer and instructing a 3D printer to produce the oral appliance from at least the stored third digital image, and producing the oral appliance in a layered and monolithic form having a medicament disposed in or on at least a portion and/or all of the interior surface, wherein the layered and monolithic oral appliance is infused with the medicament.

US Pat. No. 10,507,091

DENTURE-SECURING DEVICE

1. A denture and denture-securing device assembly comprising:a denture that is affixable to a human gum of a human mouth, the denture comprising a first side and a second side affixable to the gum at left and right sides of the mouth, respectively, the denture further comprising a channel configured to receive the gum, wherein an outer face of the denture is configured to be arranged outward of the gum when the gum is received within the channel, the outer face of the denture terminating in an outer edge; and
a denture-securing device for securing the denture to the gum, the denture-securing device comprising at least one absorbent and flexible pad installable on the first side and the opposite second side of the denture, wherein the at least one pad comprises an embossed outer side configured to face a human gum when the pad is installed on the denture; and further wherein
the denture-securing device is mounted on the denture such that the at least one pad is flexed and placed into the channel of the denture, and a portion of the at least one pad folds over the outer edge of the denture and covers the outer face of the denture at least partially, and such that the at least one pad is configured to be sandwiched between the denture and a human gum and to be moistened and adhered to the human gum via suction of the human gum towards the embossed outer side of the at least one pad.

US Pat. No. 10,507,087

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VOLUMETRIC MODEL OF A SUBJECT'S TEETH

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An intraoral scanning system, comprising:a hand-held wand configured to operate with one or more sensors to detect infrared and visible light, wherein the one or more sensors comprises an image sensor;
a sleeve configured to be placed over a distal end of the hand-held wand having a window at a distal end region; and
one or more processors operably connected to the hand-held wand, the one or more processors configured to:
receive visible light information and infrared information from the one or more sensors;
determine, in real time, surface information from the visible light information and generate a three-dimensional (3D) surface model of a subject's teeth using the surface information;
display the 3D surface model on a display screen in real time as the hand-held wand is moved;
capture, in real time using the image sensor, one or more two-dimensional (2D) images of an internal region of the subject's teeth from the infrared information; and
display, on the display screen, the one or more 2D images of the internal region of the subject's teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,507,085

STRUCTURE ENABLING CONTINUOUS ANGULAR ADJUSTMENT FOR FIXING A SINGLE DENTAL DEVICE INTO AN IMPLANT

Elsner Global LLC, Charl...

1. A fixing device for securing a dental device to a dental implant, the fixing device comprising:an intermediate piece having
an intermediate piece central hole,
at an intermediate piece first end, a coupling surface configured to engage with a screwing tool,
a socket adjacent to said intermediate piece first end, and
a threaded outer surface at an intermediate piece second end opposite to the intermediate piece first end;
a shank having
a threaded outer surface at a shank first end,
a ball-like element at a shank second end opposite to the shank first end;
an insertion piece having
at an insertion piece first end for supporting the ball-like element of the shank,
an insertion piece second end opposite to said first end of the insertion piece for engagement with a dental implant, and
an outer conical coupling surface adjacent to the insertion piece first end; and
a joining piece having
a joining piece central hole for receiving the intermediate piece and the insertion piece,
a first outer coupling surface located at a joining piece first end, where the first outer coupling surface at least in part has a cross-section adapted for a form-fitting engagement with a dental device in a specific rotational position,
a threaded inner surface within said joining piece central hole and located at the joining piece first end,
a second outer coupling surface located at a joining piece second end opposite to said joining piece first end having a cross-section adapted for a form-fitting engagement with a dental implant in a specific rotational position, and
an inner conical seat;
wherein in an assembled state of the fixing device
the socket of the intermediate piece and the insertion piece first end holds the ball-like element of the shank in a manner that a longitudinal axis of the shank is capable of tilting with respect to a longitudinal axis of the intermediate piece at any angle within a range of 0°-25°,
the intermediate piece is secured to the joining piece so that the threaded outer surface of the intermediate piece engages with the threaded inner surface of the joining piece,
the insertion piece is secured to the joining piece by a taper fit between the outer conical coupling surface of the insertion piece and the inner conical seat of the joining piece.

US Pat. No. 10,507,084

DENTAL PROSTHESIS SYSTEM

CLINICA DENTAL COSTA CODI...

1. Dental prosthesis system, comprising:a longitudinally elongated flexible screw having a first end that includes threading configured to be received in a dental implant and a second open flexible end that can be bent inwardly by inwardly bending and having a threaded hole with threads inside of said second open flexible end and a projecting flange outside of said second open flexible end;
a transmucosal post positioned between the first end and the second flexible end of the longitudinally elongated flexible screw; and
an upper connection element having a hole at one of its ends, the upper connection element being configured to be click-coupled by click-coupling on the second open flexible end of the flexible screw by means of an inner recess in said hole corresponding with the projecting flange outside of the second open flexible end of the flexible screw,
wherein the coupling between the upper connection element and the second open flexible end of the flexible screw is reversible, whereby said upper connection element is decoupled from said flexible screw,
wherein the second open flexible end of said flexible screw has a plurality of longitudinal grooves to facilitate the inwardly bending of said second open flexible end upon coupling the upper connection element and the second open flexible end,
wherein said second open flexible end of the flexible screw has only three of said plurality of longitudinal grooves, and
wherein the second open flexible end of the flexible screw recovers its original shape when the projecting flange reaches the corresponding inner recess of the upper connection element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,083

AFFIXING AN ARTIFICIAL ELEMENT TO A SURFACE OF DENTINE, ENAMEL, BONE, OR A CORRESPONDING SUBSTITUTE MATERIAL

WOODWELDING AG, Stanssta...

1. A medical method of affixing an element to a surface, wherein the surface is a surface of dentine, tooth enamel, bone tissue, or corresponding substitute material, the method comprising the steps of:providing an attachment composition, the attachment composition comprising a mixture of:
a thermoplastic component; and
a hardenable component, the hardenable component being different from the thermoplastic component and being hardenable by cross-linking;
positioning the attachment composition relative to the surface of dentine, tooth enamel, bone tissue, or corresponding substitute material; and
activating the attachment composition to attach the attachment composition to the surface and to the element positioned relative the surface;
wherein the step of activating the attachment composition comprises activating the attachment composition via mechanical vibration,
wherein, subsequent to the step of activating, the element is affixed to the surface by the attachment composition, with the hardenable component being intertwined with and thereby mechanically connected to the thermoplastic component,
wherein the steps of providing and positioning are carried out prior to the step of activating, and
wherein the attachment composition provides a reversible attachment of the element to the surface, the attachment being releasable by causing energy to impinge upon the element until the thermoplastic component is liquefied.

US Pat. No. 10,507,082

IMPRESSION JIG ASSEMBLY

Elsner Global LLC, Charl...

1. An impression jig comprising:a main body having an inner channel and a head having an inner channel and adapted for being releasably attached to said main body,
wherein the inner channel of the main body is provided with threads and at its lower end portion, with an inner positioning surface, and
wherein the inner channel of the head is provided with threads and at its upper end portion, with an inner positioning surface,
a tubular screw adapted for guiding through the inner channel of the main body and into the inner channel of the head, said tubular screw having an inner channel, and wherein an outer surface of the tubular screw is provided with first threads at a lower end thereof and with second threads at a predetermined distance from said lower end,
a central screw, the shank of which is adapted for guiding through the inner channels of the tubular screw and the head, wherein a lower end portion of the shank is provided with threads, and wherein said shank is longer than the total length of the main body and the head when engaged with each other, and
a slide movable within the inner channel of the main body between a first position and a second position in an axial direction by means of said tubular screw, wherein the slide comprises a positioning surface on its outer side at a lower part thereof,
wherein in its first position, the slide resides partly in the main body and partly in the head, and the positioning surface of the slide engages with the upper positioning surface of the head in a form-fitting manner, and
wherein in its second position, the whole slide resides in the inner channel of the main body, and the positioning surface of the slide engages with the inner positioning surface of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,507,080

ORTHODONTIC ANCHOR SYSTEM

1. A system including an orthodontic anchor and an aligner, the system comprising:a spring mechanism having a spring mechanism inferior surface and a spring mechanism superior surface wherein the spring mechanism has a thickness in a range of 0.01 to 0.30 millimeters, the spring mechanism configured to apply a force to a portion of the aligner;
an aligner inferior interface limb having an aligner inferior interface limb inferior surface and an aligner inferior interface limb superior surface;
a first joint disposed directly between the spring mechanism and the aligner inferior interface limb, the first joint directly connecting the spring mechanism and the aligner inferior interface limb;
an aligner superior interface limb having an aligner superior interface limb inferior surface and an aligner superior interface limb superior surface;
an aligner housing wherein the aligner housing is disposed between the aligner inferior interface limb and the aligner superior interface limb;
a second joint disposed directly between the aligner superior interface limb and the aligner inferior interface limb, the second joint directly connecting the aligner superior interface limb and the aligner inferior interface limb;
an anchor mechanism anterior limb having an anchor mechanism anterior limb inferior surface and an anchor mechanism anterior limb superior surface;
a third joint disposed directly between the anchor mechanism anterior limb and the aligner superior interface limb, the third joint directly connecting the anchor mechanism anterior limb and the aligner superior interface limb wherein the aligner superior interface limb is disposed directly between the third joint and the second joint;
an elastic band retaining limb having an elastic band retaining limb inferior surface and an elastic band retaining limb superior surface wherein the elastic band retaining limb is disposed between the anchor mechanism anterior limb and the aligner inferior interface limb;
an elastic band ingress aperture wherein the elastic band ingress aperture is disposed between the elastic band retaining limb and the aligner superior interface limb; and
an anchor mechanism posterior limb having an anchor mechanism posterior limb inferior surface and an anchor mechanism posterior limb superior surface wherein the elastic band retaining limb is disposed between the anchor mechanism posterior limb and the aligner superior interface limb.

US Pat. No. 10,507,079

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING TEETH

ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method for generating a treatment plan for repositioning a patient's teeth, the method comprising:scanning a patient's teeth with a non-contact-type scanner to form a digital data set representative of a malocclusion of the patient's teeth;
receiving, by a processor, the digital data set representative of the malocclusion of the patient's teeth, wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one of an A-P correction, CR-CO discrepancy, premolar rotation, canine rotation, and teeth extrusion;
determining, by the processor, a severity of the malocclusion based on the digital data set; and
generating, by the processor, a treatment plan in response to the determined severity of the malocclusion, the treatment plan comprising a first phase and a second phase administered to the patient in a pre-selected order, wherein the first phase comprises placing a wire and bracket system on the teeth and the second phase comprises successively placing a plurality of polymeric shell appliances on the teeth, the plurality of polymeric shell appliances having tooth receiving cavities with different geometries selected to reposition the teeth towards a target arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,507,078

TOOL FOR TREATMENT OF INTERDENTAL SURFACES

INTENSIV SA, (CH)

1. A tool for treatment of interdental surfaces,said tool having a tool longitudinal axis and a first and a second lateral end along said tool longitudinal axis;
a handle configured for coupling said tool to an appliance capable of applying a linear movement to said tool;
a strip comprising a support and including at least one longitudinal side;
said strip extending from a first lateral end of said tool along said tool longitudinal axis to a second lateral end of said tool;
said at least one longitudinal side of said strip comprising an apical edge extending along a first portion of said longitudinal axis and a coronal edge extending along a second portion of said longitudinal axis, both said apical edge and said coronal edge being straight;
an abrasive field on said at least one longitudinal side of said strip is provided with abrasive particles which are arranged on said support, said support being flat so that it is free of geometrical protrusions arranged in a regular pattern;
said abrasive field being situated at a distance of at least 0.2 mm from each of said apical edge and said coronal edge;
said at least one longitudinal side being blank between said apical edge and said abrasive field, between said coronal edge and said abrasive field, between said first lateral end and said abrasive field and between said second lateral end and said abrasive field;
wherein said abrasive field is configured for abrading and thus reducing the size of a tooth at a contact point between said abrasive field and the tooth when moving the strip in a linear motion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,070

SINGLE PORT MULTI-INSTRUMENT SURGICAL ROBOT

1. A surgical device comprising:a main shaft being cylindrical and having proximal and distal ends and having a keyway slot along its longitudinal axis;
a main arm having proximal and distal ends where the proximal end of main arm is attached to distal end of main shaft and a surgical tool being releasably attached to the distal end of main arm;
a motor driving a friction wheel that operably engages the surface of the main shaft such that rotational motion by the friction wheel causes the main shaft to translate vertically;
a motor driving a first gear that engages a second gear about the main shaft the second gear engaging the main shaft by means of a key within the keyway slot so that rotation of the second gear causes the main shaft to rotate about its longitudinal axis while allowing the main shaft to vertically translate through the second gear; and
an introducer fitted to an incision having openings to allow the main shaft to pass therethrough so that the surgical tool attached to the main arm may be deployed at a surgical site.

US Pat. No. 10,507,064

MICROSCOPE TRACKING BASED ON VIDEO ANALYSIS

BRAINLAB AG, Munich (DE)...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining a spatial position of a medical optical observation device, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor, the steps of:acquiring position data describing, for a plurality of points in time, the spatial position of the observation device within a co-ordinate system of a medical tracking system;
determining, based on the position data, average position data describing an average value for the position of the observation device within the co-ordinate system of the medical tracking system;
acquiring image data describing a plurality of images acquired at the plurality of points in time via a camera assigned to the observation device and detecting the field of view of the observation device;
determining, based on the image data, optical flow data describing an optical flow for the plurality of images;
determining, based on the average position data and the optical flow data, focal plane position data describing a spatial position of the focal plane of the observation device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,061

SPINAL BALANCE ASSESSMENT

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for assessing spinal balance during a surgical procedure executed on a surgical site on the spine of a patient, the method comprising:uploading into a processor based working platform, a first image of the surgical site related anatomy;
identifying at least one spinal metric for assessing spinal balance selected from the group comprising: sagittal vertical axis, pelvic tilt, pelvic incidence, thoracic kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, sagittal alignment, coronal alignment, or tilt;
determining a first numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the preoperative image, said determining step comprising acquiring a first digital position of two or more spinal landmarks defining the spinal metric, generating one or more first lines between the spinal landmarks, and determining a first numeric relationship between the spinal landmarks;
determining a desired reconstruction numeric value of the at least one spinal metric based on the determined first numeric value, said determining step comprising identifying one or more parameters for achieving a desired correction and a desired balance;
performing a surgical correction on the surgical site based on the identified one or more parameters;
capturing a second image of the surgical site;
determining a second numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the second image, said determining step comprising acquiring an second digital position of two or more spinal landmarks defining the spinal metric, generating one or more second lines between the spinal landmarks, and determining a second numeric relationship between the spinal landmarks; and
reconciling the second numeric value of the at least one spinal metric from the second image with the desired reconstruction numeric value of the at least one spinal metric.

US Pat. No. 10,507,057

CATHETER SENSING AND IRRIGATING

Affera, Inc., Watertown,...

1. A catheter comprising:a catheter shaft having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; and
an ablation electrode coupled to the distal end portion of the catheter shaft, wherein—
the ablation electrode includes a deformable portion resiliently transformable between a compressed state and an uncompressed state,
wherein, in the uncompressed state, the deformable portion has a maximum radial dimension greater than a maximum radial of the distal end portion, of the shaft,
the deformable portion is in direct electrical communication with an electrical power source, and
the deformable portion is configured to generate a current density, in a medium of uniform conductivity, having less than about ±10 percent variation at 1 mm away from any outer portion of the deformable portion when in the uncompressed state as current from the electrical power source moves through the deformable portion of the ablation electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,034

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH MOTORIZED ARTICULATION DRIVE IN SHAFT ROTATION KNOB

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An apparatus for operating on tissue, the apparatus comprising:(a) a body assembly;
(b) a shaft extending distally from the body assembly, wherein the shaft defines a longitudinal axis, wherein the shaft is configured to rotate relative to the body assembly about the longitudinal axis;
(c) an acoustic waveguide, wherein the waveguide comprises a flexible portion;
(d) an articulation section coupled with the shaft such that the articulation section is configured to rotate relative to the body assembly about the longitudinal axis, wherein a portion of the articulation section encompasses the flexible portion of the waveguide, wherein the articulation section further comprises:
(i) a first member, and
(ii) a second member, wherein the second member is longitudinally translatable relative to the first member;
(e) an end effector comprising an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the waveguide; and
an articulation control assembly comprising:
(i) a motor, wherein the motor is operable to electrically activate to deflect the end effector away from the longitudinal axis, wherein the motor is further configured to rotate with the shaft and articulation section relative to the body assembly about the longitudinal axis,
(ii) a drive shaft comprising a first threaded section and a second threaded section, wherein motor is configured to rotate the drive shaft about a rotational axis, wherein the rotational axis is offset from the longitudinal axis defined by the shaft,
(iii) a first drive member coupled to the first threaded section and the first member, and
(iv) a second drive member coupled to the second threading and the second member, wherein the drive shaft is configured to rotate about the rotational axis in a first rotational direction to actuate the first drive member and the second drive member in opposing directions.

US Pat. No. 10,507,028

SURGICAL BUR WITH NON-PAIRED FLUTES

Medtronic PS Medical, Inc...

1. A surgical dissection tool for cutting bone and other tissue, comprising:a shank; and
a cutting head extending from the shank, the cutting head and the shank having a central longitudinal axis, the cutting head having an outer surface with an odd number of flutes formed therein, each flute comprising:
a rake surface intersecting the outer surface to form a cutting edge;
a relief surface opposite the rake surface; and
a leading angled surface extending from the relief surface to a distal end portion of the outer surface;
wherein a first rake surface of a first flute has a first surface area and a second rake surface of a second flute has a second surface area, the first surface area different from the second surface area;
wherein each rake surface is a planar surface;
wherein at least one rake surface is parallel to, but offset from a plane through the central longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,026

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO STOP BLEEDING

VASOINNOVATIONS, INC., S...

1. A method directed at obtaining hemostasis at a puncture site of a radial artery on a wrist of a patient comprising:a) applying a hemostatic device to the wrist of the patient so that a flexible band of the hemostatic device is wrapped around at least a portion of the wrist, wherein a member of the hemostatic device being more rigid than the flexible band possesses an inner peripheral surface facing the wrist, at least a first balloon of the hemostatic device is positioned between the wrist and the member, and wherein applying the hemostatic device to the wrist of the patient occurs while the at least first balloon is in an uninflated state;
b) positioning the at least first balloon relative to the puncture site such that the at least first balloon overlies the puncture site and is deviated to a center portion of the member from an end of the member in a lengthwise direction of the flexible band;
c) inflating the at least first balloon while the at least first balloon overlies the puncture site of the radial artery so that the at least first balloon, while inflated, applies a radial compressive force directly against the puncture site, whereby when a palmar aspect of the wrist is substantially parallel to a horizontal plane, the radial compressive force in totality has a direction oblique to the horizontal plane pointing away from a center portion of the wrist and pointing in an outward direction, whereby a component of the radial compressive force will not affect an ulnar artery for a purpose of avoiding an impact at a location of the ulnar artery; and
d) maintaining inflation of the at least first balloon and the compressive force against the puncture site for a duration of time at least until hemostasis of the radial artery.

US Pat. No. 10,507,025

MEDICAL SHAFT-TYPE INSTRUMENT WITH A SUPPORT PLATE/BRIDGE ON THE RETAINING RAIL

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A medical shaft instrument, comprising:an instrument head having at least one jaw member for applying clamps with two scissor-like movable jaw member branches, the instrument head connectable with an instrument handle via an instrument shaft having an outer tube for actuating the at least one jaw member; and
a clip magazine in which a retaining rail is fixed for supporting clamps in a predetermined storage position distance from each other, wherein all the clamps are advanceable respectively by one storage position in a direction towards a distal end of the instrument shaft by a back and forth movable conveying and advancing rail in a single conveying stroke,
one of said clamps that is closest to the instrument head being conveyable into the at least one jaw member between the jaw member branches,
the retaining rail comprising a support plate or bridge extending into a distal direction, which covers a jaw member area in a region of one of the jaw member branches on the side thereof, facing the other of the jaw member branches such that a tipping of an advanced or advanceable clamp on said one of the jaw member branches is prevented, and
the support plate or bridge projects laterally as a guidance or guide member, seen in a longitudinal direction of the retaining rail, such that the support plate or bridge is asymmetrically arranged with respect to the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,024

LONG NOSE MANIPULATABLE CATHETER

1. A catheter comprising:a catheter body;
a flexible region located at a distal end of the catheter body;
a lumen comprising tubing that runs through the catheter body and the flexible region, wherein a distal region of the tubing is configured to form an extension that extends past a distal end of the flexible region, wherein the extension is configured to extend at various lengths;
a marker band, wherein the extension includes the marker band attached at a distal end of the extension; and
a control wire, wherein a distal end of the control wire is connected to the marker band, wherein a proximal end of the control wire is connected to a control handle, wherein back and forth motion of the control handle causes the flexible region to deflect.

US Pat. No. 10,507,021

BONE STAPLE STORAGE, INSERTER, AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH

Orthohelix Surgical Desig...

1. A fusion implant system comprising:a staple having a central web and a first leg and a second leg where each of the first leg and the second leg form an angle of from 70° to 85° relative to the central web, and
an inserter for capturing the staple having a first handle and a second handle,
wherein the first handle having a proximal end and an opposite end and having a right tip on the opposite end and,
wherein the second handle having a proximal end and an opposite end and having a left tip on the opposite end,
wherein the first handle and the second handle are in a scissoring relationship to each other about a pivot that is located at a point between the proximal end and the right tip on the first handle and between the proximal end and the left tip on the second handle, and wherein the first handle and the second handle are moveable from a non-congruent alignment in which the first handle and the second handle are not overlapping to a congruent opening alignment in which the first handle and the second handle are substantially overlapping,
wherein each of the right tip and the left tip having an inner engagement post and a web abutment member that are positioned opposing each other across a gap that is sized to receive the width of the central web and capture the staple between the inner engagement posts and the web abutment members,
wherein when the staple is captured by the inserter, the first and second legs of the staple splay to a perpendicular position relative to the central web when the first handle is in the congruent opening alignment relative to the second handle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,010

STOOL MONITORING AND HEALTH GUIDANCE APPARATUS

1. A stool monitoring and health guidance apparatus comprising:a color sensor mounted at an underside of a toilet seat for a toilet;
an image sensor also mounted at said underside of said toilet seat;
a controller processor connected to said color sensor and said image sensor, said controller processor being operative for receiving a color signal from said color sensor detecting color of stools deposited in a toilet bowl of said toilet, and also receiving an image signal from said image sensor detecting physical condition and property of said stools, said controller processor including a memory bank containing a color histogram of stool colors and physical conditions, and health concerns and guidance with respect to various combinations of stool colors and physical conditions, and said controller processor correlating said color signal and said image signal for generating an analysis of possible health concerns and guidance for a person using said toilet for bowel movement;
a visual display unit connected to said controller processor and operative for receiving results of said analysis from said controller processor for displaying said guidance.

US Pat. No. 10,507,002

X-RAY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STANDING SUBJECT

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving range data of a subject from a range sensor, where the range sensor is movable with an X-ray tube, and the subject is standing between the X-ray tube and an X-ray detector;
computing a surface model of the subject from the 3D depth image using a parametric model, wherein at least one parameter of the parametric model is estimated by machine learning;
selecting the region of interest of the subject based on the surface model; and
automatically controlling the X-ray tube to transmit X-ray radiation to a region of interest of the subject while the subject is standing between the X-ray tube and the X-ray detector.

US Pat. No. 10,506,991

DISPLAYING POSITION AND OPTICAL AXIS OF AN ENDOSCOPE IN AN ANATOMICAL IMAGE

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A method, comprising:(a) receiving:
(i) a set of two-dimensional (2D) slices of a segmented three-dimensional (3D) anatomical image of an anatomical structure of a patient, and
(ii) position signals that are indicative of respective position and orientation of a distal tip of a medical tool in the anatomical structure, wherein the medical tool includes an imaging feature operable to provide a field of view along an optical axis, and wherein the position signals are received while the distal tip is in motion;
(b) estimating, based on the position signals received while the distal tip is in motion, a direction of movement of the distal tip;
(c) estimating, based on the estimated direction of movement of the distal tip, the optical axis of the imaging feature of the medical tool;
(d) selecting, from among the slices, a slice that is:
(i) oriented at a predefined angle relative to the optical axis, and
(ii) comprises the position of the distal tip; and
(e) displaying the selected slice to a user, together with a marker indicative of the position of the distal tip.

US Pat. No. 10,506,966

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE BASED ON NON-POSTURAL INFORMATION

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of determining balance performance, comprising:receiving performance information for a user with respect to a dynamic virtual environment provided on a user interface for one or more sessions, the performance information for the one or more sessions including i) user input data with respect to a state of one or more attributes of a dynamic virtual environment for the one or more sessions and ii) the state of the one or more attributes for the one or more sessions, wherein:
the user input data relates to non-postural movement of the user detected by a user input device;
the one or more attributes includes a control object, a target, and a target zone;
an objective of the dynamic virtual environment includes the target to be moved within the target zone,
within the dynamic virtual environment, a position and a movement of the control object is controlled by the user input data, a position and a movement of the target is with respect to the control object and is determined using the position and the movement of the control object, and the target zone is a region of the control object; and
the state of the one or more attributes includes the position and the movement of the target and the position and the movement of the control object;
determining one or more performance variables based on the performance information, the one or more performance variables including at least one performance variable using the position and/or the movement of the target with respect to the target zone; and
determining sensory motor performance information from the one or more performance variables.

US Pat. No. 10,506,959

MULTI-STREAM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF BLOOD CONSTITUENTS

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A user-worn physiological measurement device that defines a plurality of optical paths, the physiological measurement device comprising:a plurality of emitters configured to emit light into tissue of a user;
at least four detectors positioned on a first surface and surrounded by a wall that is operably connected to the first surface; and
a cover operably connected to the wall and comprising a single protruding convex surface configured to be located between tissue of the user and the at least four detectors when the physiological measurement device is worn by the user,
wherein the physiological measurement device provides a plurality of optical paths, wherein each of the optical paths:
exits an emitter of the plurality of emitters,
passes through tissue of the user,
passes through the single protruding convex surface, and
arrives at a corresponding detector of the at least four detectors, the corresponding detector configured to detect light emitted by the emitter after traversal by the light of a corresponding optical path of the plurality of optical paths and after attenuation of the light by tissue of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,506,957

MULTI-STREAM DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM FOR NONINVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF BLOOD CONSTITUENTS

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A noninvasive optical physiological measurement device adapted to be worn by a wearer, the noninvasive optical physiological measurement device providing an indication of a physiological parameter of the wearer, the noninvasive optical physiological measurement device comprising:one or more light emitters;
a substrate having a surface;
a wall extending from the surface;
at least four detectors arranged on the surface and spaced apart from each other, the at least four detectors configured to output data or one or more signals responsive to light from the one or more light emitters attenuated by body tissue, the data or one or more signals including information sufficient to determine a physiological parameter of the wearer; and
a cover arranged to cover at least a portion of the surface of the substrate, the cover comprising a protrusion configured to provide optical paths to each of the at least four detectors arranged on the surface of the substrate, at least part of the cover being light permeable.

US Pat. No. 10,506,949

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE LEVEL OF ILLICIT SUBSTANCES IN THE BREATH OF A PERSON

1. A device for determining a level of drug in the breath of a person, the device comprising:a stationary monitoring device with a communication unit configured to transmit data to a central computer;
a data interface;
a hand-held device connectable at least temporarily to the monitoring device via the data interface, the hand-held device comprising a mouthpiece for taking a breath sample of the person, an analysis unit configured to determine a level of drug in the breath sample and to transmit a determined drug level to the monitoring device via the data interface at least in a case of a drug limit value being exceeded and an identification unit configured for a variance comparison of at least one biometric characteristic of the person, performed before or during or after or any combination of before, during and after the breath sample was given for identifying the person intended to give the breath sample;
a monitoring control unit connected to the monitoring device, the monitoring control unit being configured to transmit to the central computer upon the drug limit value being exceeded or upon a violation of rules for performing the test or upon both the drug limit value being exceeded and a violation of rules for performing the test, wherein the identification unit comprises:
a memory with a stored pattern of a pattern structure located on the skin or in the skin or in the subcutaneous tissue or in any combination of on the skin, in the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue of the person; and
a skin area recording device comprising a camera or scanner unit or both a camera and a scanner unit, the identification unit being configured to record a skin area of the person of at least one recognized pattern of a pattern structure located on the skin or in the skin or in the subcutaneous tissue or in any combination of on the skin, in the skin and in the subcutaneous tissue and to compare the at least one recognized pattern of the recorded skin area with the stored pattern, stored in the memory; and
a hand-held device control connected to the hand-held device, wherein the hand-held device control is configured to generate a control signal for initiating at least one measure if a deviation is detected between the recognized pattern and the stored pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,506,933

METHOD AND DEVICE TO MONITOR PATIENTS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A method performed by a processor comprising:connecting at least one electrocardiogram sensor to a subject to receive one or more electrocardiogram features;
applying an electrocardiogram algorithm to the one or more electrocardiogram features to obtain an indicator for serum potassium concentration of the subject, wherein the electrocardiogram algorithm includes one or more of the following operational rules: i) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the R-wave amplitude; ii) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the T-wave amplitude; iii) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the T/R ratio; and iv) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the T-wave flatness;
applying a forward computational procedure to the output to generate a risk score; and
issuing an alert indicating a condition of hyperkalemia, hypokalemia or arrhythmia of the subject based on the risk score;
wherein the electrocardiogram sensor includes one or more electrocardiogram electrodes for receiving one or more electrocardiogram features from the subject, the one or more electrocardiogram features including T-wave amplitude, R-wave amplitude, T-slope, ratio of Twave amplitude to R-wave amplitude (T/R ratio), and T-wave flatness; and
wherein the processor applies further comprising an electrocardiogram algorithm for producing the output on the serum potassium concentration in the subject based on the value of the one or more electrocardiogram features, wherein the electrocardiogram algorithm is programmed into a computer readable medium and includes one or more of the following operational rules: i) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the R-wave amplitude; ii) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the Twave amplitude; iii) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the T/R ratio; and iv) the output on the serum potassium concentration being a function of the T-wave flatness.

US Pat. No. 10,506,920

ARTICULATE AND SWAPPABLE ENDOSCOPE FOR A SURGICAL ROBOT

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A surgical robotic system comprising:an input device movable in at least one master degree of freedom by an operator;
at least one slave comprising an articulate endoscope having a flexible wrist capable of wrist motion in at least one wrist degree of freedom, said endoscope further comprising a camera configured to acquire an image of an object, the camera coupled to the distal end of the flexible wrist; and
a display configured to show the acquired image;
wherein a first reference frame used by the input device to control the wrist motion in at least one wrist degree of freedom is attached to the flexible wrist;
and wherein a second reference frame used for controlling other degrees of freedom associated with the endoscope is attached to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,506,916

ENDOSCOPIC SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscopic system comprising:an endoscope that obtains image information inside a subject;
a first memory into which the image information obtained from the endoscope is written;
a second memory that has a table in which a predetermined recording condition for writing the image information obtained from the endoscope into the first memory has been recorded prior to receipt of the image information by the first memory from the endoscope, wherein a plurality of different predetermined recording conditions that are each associated with a different one of predetermined operation time periods of the endoscope are recorded in the table; and
a processor configured to obtain, on the basis of an operation time period obtained from the endoscope, the predetermined recording condition associated with the obtained operation time period from among the plurality of predetermined recording conditions recorded in the table of the second memory, and records the image information in the first memory under the predetermined recording condition.

US Pat. No. 10,506,915

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A first signal processing apparatus to which a first endoscope apparatus including a first image sensor is detachably attached, the first signal processing apparatus being communicably connected with a second signal processing apparatus to which a second endoscope apparatus including a second image sensor is attached and also connected with an external device other than the second signal processing apparatus, the first signal processing apparatus being configured to process a first imaging signal generated by the first image sensor or a second imaging signal generated by the second image sensor, the first signal processing apparatus comprising:a control unit configured to:
process the first imaging signal when a first command is received;
when a second command is received, control the process inside the first signal processing apparatus to make the process of the second imaging signal to correspond to the second command; and
select one of:
a standard mode in which the process inside the first signal processing apparatus corresponds to the first imaging signal generated by the first image sensor; and
a compatible mode in which the process inside the first signal processing apparatus corresponds to the second imaging signal generated by the second image sensor and received from the second signal processing apparatus;
a slave communication unit configured to communicate, as a slave node of a second master-slave system, with the second signal processing apparatus in accordance with a second communication protocol for the second master-slave system;
a protocol converter configured to convert the second command, which is received by the control unit through the slave communication unit, into a command that follows a first communication protocol for a first master-slave system;
a master communication unit configured to communicate, as a master node of the first master-slave system, with the external device in accordance with the first communication protocol, and to transmit the command resulted by the protocol converter to the external device;
a selector configured to select and output the first imaging signal between the first imaging signal and the second imaging signal when the first imaging signal and the second imaging signal have been input and the control unit selects the standard mode, and
configured to select and output the second imaging signal when the first imaging signal and the second imaging signal have been input and the control unit selects the compatible mode;
an image processing unit configured to perform image processing corresponding to the first imaging signal on the first imaging signal and output the image-processed first imaging signal and configured to perform image processing corresponding to the second imaging signal on the second imaging signal and output the image-processed second imaging signal; and
a recording image generator configured to generate a still image signal for recording or a moving image signal for recording from the input imaging signal, wherein the second imaging signal has a data format similar to the data format of the first imaging signal input into the image processing unit,
wherein the selector is configured to output the imaging signal, out of the first imaging signal and the second imaging signal, that corresponds to the mode selected by the control unit to the image processing unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to cause the image processing unit to execute the image processing corresponding to the first imaging signal output from the selector when the control unit has selected the standard mode and causes the image processing unit to execute the image processing corresponding to the second imaging signal output from the selector when the control unit has selected the compatible mode, and
wherein, when the control unit has selected the compatible mode and has received a recording image generation command from the second signal processing apparatus, the control unit causes the recording image generator to generate the still image signal for recording or the moving image signal for recording from the second imaging signal.

US Pat. No. 10,506,914

SURGICAL SYSTEM INCLUDING A NON-WHITE LIGHT GENERAL ILLUMINATOR

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. An apparatus for a surgical system, the apparatus comprising:a camera configured to separate light entering the camera into sets of pixels, each set of the sets of pixels being in a different color channel of the camera;
an illuminator comprising a plurality of color component illumination sources, the plurality of color component illumination sources being configured so that the illuminator outputs non-white light such that each color channel of the camera has an about equal response to the non-white light reflected from a purely reflective surface; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of color component illumination sources and configured to adjust an illumination intensity of light output by one or more of the plurality of color component illumination sources so that a combination of the outputs of the plurality of color component illumination sources is the non-white light.

US Pat. No. 10,506,905

VACUUM CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a cleaner body;
a dust container that is configured to be detachably coupled at a front surface of the cleaner body and that is inclined with respect to a bottom surface of the cleaner body;
a cover member that is coupled to an upper part of the cleaner body and configured to open and close an upper portion of the dust container, the cover member defining a part of the front surface and an upper surface of the cleaner body, a front portion of the cover member defining a suction hole;
a suction hose that is connected to the cover member and that is in communication with the suction hole; and
a main motor that is located rearward of the dust container, that is located inside the cleaner body, and that is configured to generate a suction force,
wherein the dust container comprises:
a suction port disposed at an upper surface of the dust container, the suction port having a suction opening that faces the suction hole and that is configured to introduce air suctioned via the suction hose to the dust container, and
a discharge port disposed at the upper surface of the dust container, the discharge port having a discharge opening that faces the main motor and that is configured to discharge air inside of the dust container toward the main motor,
wherein the cleaner body defines an outlet port that is disposed at a rear surface of the cleaner body and that is disposed vertically lower than the suction hole, the outlet port being configured to discharge air discharged from the main motor to an outside of the cleaner body, and
wherein the suction hole, the suction port, the discharge port, and the main motor are arranged in order along an extension line that extends from a front side of the cleaner body toward a rear side of the cleaner body to thereby allow air flow from the suction hole to the main motor along the extension line.

US Pat. No. 10,506,903

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VACUUM-POWERED DEBRIS SEPARATION

1. A vacuum hose attachment, comprising:a collar comprising a first end and a second end, the collar coupled to an attachment body at the second end and configured to couple to a vacuum hose at the first end;
wherein the attachment body comprises an external face on an exterior of the attachment body and an internal baffle within the attachment body between the external face and the second end of the collar wherein the external face comprises two or more external face openings separated by at least one of a nub and a valley substantially adjacent to at least one of the two or more external face openings such that the external face openings are lower than a highest point of any nub, and the internal baffle comprises two or more internal baffle openings each internal baffle opening being positioned non-coaxially relative to any of a plurality of axes perpendicular to the external face, wherein each axis among the plurality of axes passes through a center of a different external face opening.

US Pat. No. 10,506,898

BATHTUB TABLE

1. A table for use in a bathtub comprising:a table made from plastic having a top surface and a lower surface,
said table being a flat tabletop on said top surface,
and exactly four legs extending from said lower surface of said flat tabletop,
said table including compartments for storage of bathtub games, toys or other bathtub necessities,
each of said four legs having suction cups on a bottom or side of said legs for attachment to the bottom or side of said bathtub,
wherein said tabletop includes multiple holes for drainage of water through said tabletop,
wherein said tabletop sized and configured for expanding and contracting to fit over opposing sides of said bathtub.

US Pat. No. 10,506,886

TRIM AND MOLDING SUPPORT SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

1. A trim and molding support assembly comprising:an upright member;
a collapsible leg arrangement connected to a lower end of the upright member, the collapsible leg arrangement including a plurality of support legs and having expanded and collapsed positions; and
at least a first support arm extending outwardly from the upright member above the collapsible leg arrangement; and
wherein, with the collapsible leg arrangement in the collapsed position, the plurality of support legs and the first arm all extend from a common side of the upright member;
wherein the first support arm extends from the upright member at a first level above the collapsible leg arrangement, and wherein the assembly further includes a second support arm extending from the upright member at a second level above the collapsible leg arrangement;
wherein the first support arm is fixed to the upright member and the second support arm is releasably mounted to the upright member;
wherein the first support arm and the second support arm extend in opposite directions in the expanded position; and
wherein the first support arm and the second support arm extend in a same direction in the collapsed position.

US Pat. No. 10,506,885

CHILD CARRIER

THE ERGO BABY CARRIER, IN...

1. A child carrier comprising:a main body including a torso support portion and a hammock portion, the hammock portion coupled to the torso support portion;
a thigh support strap extending to a side of the main body, the thigh support strap having an inward end portion proximate to the main body and an outward end portion adapted to be coupled to the main body in multiple locations, the hammock portion and the thigh support strap adapted to form a seat to support a child in an ergonomic spread-squat position; and
one or more shoulder straps, each shoulder strap having a first end adapted to be coupled to the main body and a second end adapted to be coupled to the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,506,884

ADJUSTABLE FOUNDATION

DREAMWELL, LTD., Las Veg...

1. An adjustable mattress assembly, comprising:a foundation frame comprising side frame members and transverse frame members attached at respective ends of the side frame members to define a generally rectangular shape, and at least one cross rail extending between the side frame members;
a mattress support surface including a head and back section hingedly connected to an intermediate seat section at one end and a leg and foot section hingedly connected to the intermediate seat section at another end, wherein the intermediate seat section includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is hingedly connected to the head and back section and the second portion is hingedly connected to the leg and foot section, wherein the first portion of the intermediate seat section is rectangularly shaped and the second portion of the intermediate seat section is generally u-shaped; and
a first actuator having an extending and retracting member operatively coupled to a linkage assembly to effect inclination or declination of the head and back section relative to the intermediate seat section and inclination or declination of the foot and leg section, wherein the first actuator is further operative to effect an increase or decrease in a length of the intermediate seat section by movement of the first portion relative to the second portion such that upon extension and retraction of the first actuator, the first portion of the intermediate seat section moves towards or away from an opening defined by the u-shaped second portion, thereby lengthening or shortening the intermediate seat section, wherein lengthening or shortening the intermediate seat section does not effect movement of the u-shaped portion.

US Pat. No. 10,506,880

UTILITY RACK HAVING END SUPPORTS WITH FOLDING CROSS-MEMBERS

JS PRODUCTS, INC., Las V...

1. A utility rack comprising:a plurality of shelves; and
an end support disposed on each of opposite sides of the plurality of shelves, the end supports being configured to support the shelves, and each end support comprising:
a first vertical support including two or more cross-member attachment mechanisms;
a plurality of cross members, each cross member being permanently affixed to one of the cross-member attachment mechanisms, the plurality of cross members being configured to be rotatable with respect to the first vertical support, and, in a stored position, the plurality of cross members being substantially parallel to the first vertical support; and
a second vertical support including two or more cross member attachment mechanisms, the cross members each being configured to attach to one of the cross member attachment mechanisms of the second vertical support in an installed position, wherein two or more of the plurality of cross members at least partially overlap each other in a direction perpendicular to a plane defined by the first vertical support and the second vertical support, and wherein an internal width of the cross-member attachment mechanisms that receive the cross members is not substantially larger than an external width of a largest cross member of the plurality of cross members.

US Pat. No. 10,506,869

COSMETIC BRUSH CLEANING AID

HCT GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITE...

1. An apparatus for cleaning and drying cosmetic brushes, the apparatus comprising:a front surface including a plurality of elevated cleaning elements extending outward from the front surface, and an elevated wall that protrudes from the front surface and follows a contour around the front surface, the plurality of elevated cleaning elements including a first group of multiple elevated cleaning elements having a first shape and a first size, and a second group of multiple elevated cleaning elements having a second shape and a second size, wherein the first and second shapes are the same and the first and second sizes are different;
a back surface coupled to the front surface, the back surface opposite the front surface; and
a holding member connected to the back surface, the holding member configured to receive at least a portion of a user's hand.

US Pat. No. 10,506,865

DISPENSING DEVICE COMPRISING AN AQUEOUS COMPOSITION IN GEL OR THICK CREAM FORM

1. A dispensing device and composition comprising:a) a container comprising a deformable wall, and
b) a composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion stored in the container, and comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable medium:
i) at least one aqueous phase, wherein the at least one aqueous phase represents from 10% to 90% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition, and
ii) at least one oily phase, which is at least isopropyl palmitate and wherein the at least one oily phase represents from 10% to 90% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition,
iii) at least one structuring agent in an amount of 2% to 20% by weight relative to the total weight of the composition; wherein the at least one structuring agent comprises
polyurethane polyether,
hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, and
at least one of beeswax or silica
iv) at least one antiperspirant active agent and/or one deodorant active agent; and
v) at least a mixture of a nonionic surfactant and of a fatty alcohol selected from the group consisting of
a mixture of arachidyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol and arachidylglucoside,
a mixture of cetearyl alcohol and cetearylglucoside, and mixtures thereof;said composition having a stiffness modulus G*>5000 Pa measured at 25° C. using a Haake RS600 imposed-stress rheometer equipped with a 60 mm diameter plate-plate measuring body fitted with a bell jar anti-evaporation device with the measurements starting 5 minutes after placing a sample of the composition in a 2 mm air gap and wherein the sample is subjected to a stress ramp from 10?2 to 103 Pa at a set frequency of 1 Hz, andc) a dispensing head closing off the container and comprising an application wall defining at least one product dispensing orifice which is a slit.

US Pat. No. 10,506,864

STICK-SHAPED COSMETIC MATERIAL DISPENSING CONTAINER

TOKIWA CORPORATION, Naka...

1. A stick-shaped cosmetic material dispensing container comprising:a cylindrical container which includes a container front portion and a container rear portion mounted on the container front portion to be rotatable around an axis line of the cylindrical container and immovable relative to the container rear portion in an axial direction of the cylindrical container;
a moving body which is movable in the axial direction with respect to the container front portion, holds a stick-shaped cosmetic material with a front end thereof, and includes a male screw on an outer periphery thereof; and
a female screw member which is not rotatable around the axis line with respect to the container rear portion and includes a female screw that is threadedly engaged with the male screw on an inner periphery thereof,
wherein a thread-engagement action of a thread portion formed of the male screw and the female screw works due to relative rotation of the container front portion and the container rear portion so that the moving body advances and retracts, and the stick-shaped cosmetic material appears or disappears from a front end of the container front portion along with the advance or retract of the moving body,
the container front portion is notched backward from the front end to form a holding portion that holds the stick-shaped cosmetic material,
the holding portion is shaped so as to be tapered toward a front side of the holding portion,
the container front portion comprises an inner peripheral surface extending to the holding portion, wherein the inner peripheral surface comprises either a concave portion or a convex portion extending in the axial direction,
the stick-shaped cosmetic material comprises an outer peripheral surface including a contact portion having a shape that is complementary to the inner peripheral surface of the holding portion, so as to be held by the holding portion of the container front portion,
the stick-shaped cosmetic material tapers away from the holding portion in a direction that is perpendicular to the axial direction of the cylindrical container and that is perpendicular to a width direction of the container front portion, and
a width of the contact portion of the stick-shaped cosmetic material is the same as or greater than a width of the holding portion, taken in the width direction at the front end of the container front portion.

US Pat. No. 10,506,842

RAPID-ENTRY FOOTWEAR WITH REBOUNDING FIT SYSTEM

FAST IP, LLC, Vineyard, ...

1. A rapid-entry shoe comprising:a first anchor and a second anchor, each disposed beneath a footbed of the rapid-entry shoe, wherein the first anchor is disposed on a medial side of the rapid-entry shoe and the second anchor is disposed on a lateral side of the rapid-entry shoe; and
a deformable element extending continuously about and within a rear portion of an upper of the rapid-entry shoe, and between the first anchor and the second anchor;
wherein a first end of the deformable element terminates at and is non-rotatably coupled to the first anchor and a second end of the deformable element terminates at and is non-rotatably coupled to the second anchor;
wherein the shoe comprises a collapsed configuration and an uncollapsed configuration, wherein in the collapsed configuration the deformable element is in a compressed state, and wherein in the uncollapsed configuration the deformable element is in an uncompressed or a partially compressed state; and
wherein the deformable element is coupled to a heel piece, the heel piece being contained within the rear portion of the rapid-entry shoe and the heel piece comprising a bendable or flexible material distinct from that of both the deformable element and the rear portion of the rapid-entry shoe, wherein opposing sides of the heel piece extend to lateral and medial sides of the rapid-entry shoe and are bendably or flexibly drawn toward each other.

US Pat. No. 10,506,825

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH TACTILE LIQUID RELEASE COMPONENT

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article incorporating a liquid release component, the liquid release component comprising a sustained release liquid delivery material comprising:an inner core of a sustained release liquid delivery material comprising:
a closed matrix structure comprising a cross-linked polymer matrix defining a plurality of domains, and
a liquid composition that is trapped within the domains and is releasable from the closed matrix structure upon compression of the material; and
a frangible outer shell encapsulating the inner core of liquid delivery material,
wherein the closed matrix structure comprises a filler within the polymer matrix, wherein the filler comprises one or more amphiphilic polysaccharides,
wherein the force/displacement curve obtained upon compression of the smoking article at the location of the liquid release component in a force/displacement test comprises a plurality of local minima in the force level over a range of compression of at least 1mm, wherein each of the local minima corresponds to a reduction in the force level of at least 1 Newton, wherein the local minima in the force level are obtained as the frangible outer shell is gradually broken down upon compression.

US Pat. No. 10,506,766

MODULAR COMPOSTING GARDEN CONTAINER, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF USE

1. A modular composting garden container system, comprising:a base;
a bottom ring sized and shaped to be removably mounted above the base;
a plurality of stackable rings sized and shaped to be removably assembled into a tower of selectable height and mounted above the bottom ring, the plurality of stackable rings each comprising a generally cylindrical body having an outer diameter, open top, a bottom with a centrally located first aperture having a size that is at least 75% of the outer diameter, and one or more sidewalls extending from said bottom to said top, said one or more sidewalls defining a plurality of generally circumferential, outwardly-extending protrusions along a top edge of said one or more sidewalls, the tower comprising a first interior sized, shaped, and positioned to hold soil introduced from a top of the tower, and a first exterior surface defining second apertures between successively stacked ones of said stackable rings, the second apertures sized, shaped, and positioned to facilitate the growth of plants there through from the first interior, said second apertures having outer edges defined by said outwardly-extending protrusions;
the plurality of stackable rings each comprising a plurality of first connecting members each positioned on said bottom centrally below one of the outwardly-extending protrusions of the stackable ring, and a plurality of second connecting members each positioned on said top centrally between adjacent outwardly-extending protrusions of the stackable ring, the first and second connecting members configured to rotationally orient and removably connect successively stacked ones of said stackable rings such that when the stackable rings are stacked and connected together, the outwardly-extending protrusions of each stackable ring are positioned centrally between the outwardly-extending protrusions of adjacent stackable rings;
a plurality of stackable tube sections sized and shaped to be removably assembled into a hollow compost tube assembly of selectable height and mounted within the first interior of the tower and above the base, the hollow compost tube assembly comprising a second interior sized, shaped, and positioned to hold compost material introduced from a top of the compost tube assembly, and a second exterior surface defining second apertures therein sized, shaped, and positioned to facilitate the passage of worms there-through from the second interior;
the base is sized, shaped, and positioned to receive, store, and provide access to nutrient-rich drainage from the soil or the compost material or both;
the base further comprising: a drawer to provide access to the nutrient-rich drainage from the soil or the compost material or both; and an upper portion with an upward-facing annular groove formed therein proximate an outer perimeter of said upper portion;
the bottom ring comprising a lower portion with a downward-facing annular groove formed therein proximate an outer perimeter of said lower portion;
a plurality of rotatable bearings positioned between and adjacent the downward-facing annular groove and the upward-facing annular groove;
wherein the plurality of stackable rings, the bottom ring, and the plurality of stackable tube sections are configured to rotatably rest on the base, such that the plurality of stackable rings, the bottom ring, and the plurality of stackable tube sections are all able to rotate together relative to the base about a common longitudinal axis when the modular composting garden container system is assembled and the plurality of stackable rings are filled with soil, all without changing the position of the base or the drawer.

US Pat. No. 10,506,762

COMPUTER CONTROLLED HYDRAULIC CONDITIONER ROLL TENSIONING ADJUSTMENT

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A system, comprising:one or more pairs of oppositely rotatable, laterally extending rolls, wherein for each pair, at least one of the rolls is moveable relative to the other of the rolls;
a hydraulic circuit, comprising:
a tensioner circuit comprising:
for each pair of rolls, one or more pairs of hydraulic cylinders arranged in parallel, each configured to resist movement of the at least one of the rolls at a respective end of the at least one of the rolls;
an accumulator arranged in parallel to the hydraulic cylinders; and
plural control valves; and
a computing system configured to cause the one or more pairs of hydraulic cylinders to adjust the resistance to movement of the at least one of the rolls of the respective pair of rolls by sending signals to one or more of the plural control valves.

US Pat. No. 10,506,760

MULCHER WITH SHIFTABLE CHOPPING BLADE ROTORS

BRAUN MASCHINENBAU GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus for keeping down groundcover between parallel rows of plants, comprising: two chopping blade rotors that are rotatable in a common plane, each around a rotational axis perpendicular to the ground, wherein a distance between the rotational axes is adjustable in a direction perpendicular to the plant rows even when rotational areas of the chopping blade rotors overlap; a separate electric motor assigned to each of the chopping blade rotors; devices for controlling the electric motors so that that collisions between the chopping blade rotors are avoided; a housing having an open bottom and which holds the chopping blade rotors, the electric motors being mounted directly and coaxially with the chopping blade rotors on housing parts of the housing; and, a carrier device that connects the housing to a vehicle, the housing parts being shiftable relative to the carrier device, only in a plane parallel to the common plane.

US Pat. No. 10,506,756

ROTATING TOOLBAR WITH DOUBLE ROD CYLINDER

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A system, comprising:a control system;
a center section and a pair of wing sections, each of the sections comprising a pair of parallel frame members pivotably coupled to each other, wherein one of the frame members of the pair of parallel frame members comprises a toolbar; and
a plurality of hydraulic cylinders enabling rotational movement between the parallel frame members, wherein the hydraulic cylinders of the wing sections comprise double rod cylinders and the hydraulic cylinders of the center section comprises single rod cylinders,
the control system configured to cause the double rod cylinders to rotate the toolbars of the wing sections to multiple operational positions and to cause the single rod cylinders to rotate the tool bar of the center section to a subset of the multiple operational positions by changing a respective state of the double rod and single rod cylinders.
US Pat. No. 10,507,232

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LATENT VIRAL INFECTION

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of treating a latent viral infection comprising the administration of a fusion protein comprising a TAL binding domain that binds a target gene of a latent virus and an effector domain to a subject having a latent viral infection, wherein (a) the target gene is selected from ICP27, ICP0, ICP4, UL5, UL7, UL30, LAT and/or UL25, (b) the effector domain is an endonuclease, and (c) the fusion protein modulates the target gene of the latent virus, wherein the viral infection is caused by an HSV-1 or HSV-2 virus.
US Pat. No. 10,508,273

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING SELECTIVE BINDING PAIRS

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

1. A method of producing a cell library expressing engineered peptides for identification of peptides that bind to a target of interest, the method comprising:providing a population of cells;
processing the population of cells using an instrument for multiplexed nuclease-directed genome editing using introduced nucleic acids and a nucleic acid-directed nuclease to create cells comprising nucleic acids that encode engineered peptides each comprising an N-terminus or C-terminus cell surface display conferring tag;
incubating the processed cells to facilitate nucleic acid editing in the cells, wherein the editing provides nucleic acids that encode engineered peptides each comprising an N-terminus or C-terminus cell surface display conferring tag in the cells; and
allowing the cells to express and display the engineered peptides on the surface of the cells.
US Pat. No. 10,507,257

INORGANIC GEL FOR CONTROLLED RELEASING OF FRAGRANCE AND DISINFECTANT

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for preparing an air freshener or disinfectant gel composition that releases the air freshener or disinfectant at a steady rate over a period of at least one month to the surrounding environment, comprising:preparing a first component consisting of a silica sol solution, by performing one of the following: hydrolyzing at least one silicon alkoxide by blending with water or an acidic or basic aqueous solvent, preparing a suspension of at least one colloidal silica, or a combination thereof;
adding at least one water-soluble or water-miscible solvent to the silica sol solution to form a first solution;
adding a second component to the first solution, the second component being selected from the group consisting of a volatile component, a gaseous disinfectant, and a combination thereof, and mixing to form a second solution, wherein the volatile component is selected from the group consisting of fragrances, deodorizers, essential oils, insect repellants, and combinations thereof;
adding a base aqueous solvent to the second solution to form a third solution;
transferring the third solution to a container and sealing the container to prevent evaporative loss of the second component; and
facilitating condensation and solidification of the third solution to form the gel composition in the container,
whereby the gel composition is transparent having a light transmittance of at least 80% as measured spectrophotometrically in a range of 500 nm to 800 nm, and has an elasticity allowing more than 25% compression without cracking.
US Pat. No. 10,508,287

METHOD FOR REGENERATING T CELLS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Guangzhou Institutes of B...

1. A method for transdifferentiating B lymphoid cells into functional T cells, comprising:(1) introducing a nucleic acid molecule encoding Hoxb5 or a construct comprising the nucleic acid molecule into the B lymphoid cells by transfection or virus infection to obtain transformed B lymphoid cells with overexpressed Hoxb5;
(2) implanting the transformed B lymphoid cells obtained in step (1) into the body of a subject to induce transdifferentiation to obtain T cell progenitor cells, which then differentiate to obtain functional T cells.
US Pat. No. 10,506,759

RICE SEED TREATMENT AGENT

KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ...

9. A method for controlling paddy field weeds, said method comprising sowing and cultivating the paddy seed(s) according to claim 8.
US Pat. No. 10,508,304

HIGH THROUGHPUT GENOME-WIDE TRANSLOCATION SEQUENCING

1. A method for high throughput, genome-wide translocation sequencing (HTGTS) and identification of double-stranded DNA break (DSB) locations comprising the steps of:a. exposing a cell to an agent known or suspected to be capable of producing a DSB;
b. optionally allowing the cell to divide for at least 12 hours;
c. extracting genomic DNA from the cells;
d. producing a fragmented DNA sample by fragmenting the DNA of the cell with a frequently cutting restriction enzyme;
e. producing a ligated DNA sample by ligating the fragmented DNA at a concentration favoring intra-molecular ligation, thereby providing circularized DNA fragments;
f. digesting the ligated DNA sample with a blocking restriction enzyme, wherein the blocking restriction enzyme is different than the restriction enzyme of step d), thereby providing:
i. circularized DNA fragments comprising translocations or DSBs; and
ii. linearized DNA fragments not comprising translocations or DSBs;
g. producing nested PCR products by performing a nested PCR with locus-specific primers on the products of step f.;
h. sequencing the nested PCR products; and
i. aligning the sequences against a reference sequence to identify chromosomal locations of the translocations or DSBs.
US Pat. No. 10,508,307

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) USING NOVEL MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS

1. A method of diagnosing and treating a human subject that is prone to develop progressive COPD, the method comprising the steps of:a) obtaining a lung biopsy sample obtained from the human subject;
b) assaying the level of transcription of DMBT1, KIAA1199 and TMSB15A in the lung biopsy sample obtained from the human subject;
c) diagnosing the human subject as prone to progressive COPD based on increased levels of transcription of DMBT1 and KIAA1199, and a decreased level of transcription of TMSB15A, in the lung biopsy as compared to the level of transcription of DMBT1, KIAA1199 and TMSB15A in a lung biopsy from a healthy human subject; and
d) administering a drug that is effective to treat COPD to the human subject diagnosed as prone to progressive COPD.
US Pat. No. 10,508,310

METHOD OF PREDICTING A RESPONSE TO AN ANTI-TUMOR TREATMENT

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, Par...

1. A method for treating a tumor in a patient, which method comprisesa) determining expression level of at least each of VIM, MK167, TCF7L2, NEK2, BIRC5, MCL1, and PLK1 genes, in a biological sample of a patient with a tumor, wherein a decreased expression of said genes compared to control values for said genes is indicative of a patient being likely to respond to a treatment with a chimeric peptide comprising i) a pro-apoptotic peptide that comprises SEQ ID NO: 4 or SEQ ID NO: 1 fused at the C-terminus to ii) a cell-penetrating peptide that comprises a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 26, 27, 28 and 29; and
b) administering said chimeric peptide to a patient having decreased expression of at least each of VIM, MK167, TCF7L2, NEK2, BIRC5, MCL1, and PLK1 genes compared to control values for said genes.
US Pat. No. 10,508,312

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING ZIKA VIRUS NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A combination of at least two amplification oligomers for amplifying a Zika virus nucleic acid in a sample, the oligomer combination comprising:at least two amplification oligomers configured to amplify a target sequence corresponding to a Zika virus target nucleic acid, wherein the target sequence consists of SEQ ID NO: 189 or SEQ ID NO: 190, the RNA equivalent of SEQ ID NO: 189 or SEQ ID NO: 190, or the DNA or RNA complement of SEQ ID NO: 189 or SEQ ID NO: 190,
wherein the first amplification oligomer and the second amplification oligomer are configured to hybridize to opposite ends of the target sequence to generate amplification products;
wherein the first amplification oligomer comprises (i) a target-hybridizing sequence consisting of from 17 to 26 contiguous nucleobases of SEQ ID NO: 24, wherein said contiguous nucleobases of the target-hybridizing sequence include SEQ ID NO: 25, or (ii) a target-hybridizing sequence consisting of SEQ ID NO: 27, and
wherein the second amplification oligomer comprises a target-hybridizing sequence that is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 113, SEQ ID NO: 115, SEQ ID NO: 126, and SEQ ID NO: 128, wherein the second amplification oligomer target-hybridizing sequence is joined at its 5? end to a T7 promoter sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,509,338

TWO-COMPONENT DEVELOPER FOR DEVELOPING ELECTROSTATIC LATENT IMAGE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A two-component developer for developing an electrostatic latent image comprising: toner particles having toner mother particles and an external additive on a surface of the toner mother particles; and carrier particles,wherein the external additive contains alumina particles;
the alumina particles are subjected to a surface modification with a hydrophobilizing agent;among the hydrophobilizing agent existing on the surface of the alumina particles after the surface modification, a ratio of the hydrophobilizing agent in a state of being liberated from the surface is 20% or less when extraction treatment is performed under a predetermined condition;the alumina particles have a number average primary particle diameter in the range of 5 to 60 nm;the carrier particles have a resin covering layer, and the resin covering layer is formed with an alicyclic (meth)acrylate monomer; anda total amount of carbon derived from the hydrophobilizing agent present on the surface of the alumina particles after surface modification is in the range of 0.5 to 10 mass % based on the alumina particles after surface modification.
US Pat. No. 10,508,059

METHOD OF DEPOSITING ABRADABLE COATINGS UNDER POLYMER GELS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of depositing an abradable coating on a gas turbine engine component, comprising:forming a slurry mixture comprising at least bi-modal ceramic particulate with up to about 70% by volume of coarse particulate wherein said coarse particulate is at least one of Ln2Si2O7, Ln2SiO5, silica, barium strontium aluminosilicate (BSAS), monoclinic hafnium oxide, rare earth gallium garnet (Ln2Ga2O9) where Ln is at least one of Scandium (Sc), Yttrium (Y), Lanthanum (La), Cerium (Ce), Praseodymium (Pr), Neodymium (Nd), Promethium (Pm), Samarium (Sm), Europium (Eu), Gadolinium (Gd), Terbium (Tb), Dysprosium (Dy), Holmium (Ho), Erbium (Er), Thulium (Tm), Ytterbium (Yb), Lutetium (Lu), and up to about 60% by volume of fine particulate, wherein said fine particulate includes at least one of Ln2Si2O7 or Ln2SiO5 where Ln is at least one of Sc, Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, a dispersant for said ceramic particulate, and a monomer solution, a free-radical initiator compound, a low vapor pressure organic solvent and at least one sinter aid selected from the group consisting of iron, aluminum, titanium, cobalt, nickel, gallium, tin, indium, any compounds thereof, mixtures thereof, or mixtures of compounds thereof;
applying said slurry mixture to at least one of said gas turbine engine component and a mold;
gelling said slurry mixture by polymerizing and crosslinking said slurry mixture to form a firm irreversible gel matrix on said gas turbine component with said monomer solution and said free-radical initiator compound by heating said mold containing at least one of said gas turbine engine component and said slurry mixture to a first temperature between about 30° C.-80° C. before evaporation of said organic solvent;
drying said irreversible gel matrix at a second temperature of between 80° C. to 250° C. to affect a particulate on said gas turbine engine component one of within or removed from said mold; and
sintering said particulate of said dried irreversible gel matrix on said gas turbine engine component at a temperature greater than about 1204° C. and less than about 1357° C. forming a layer of said coating having a thickness greater than about 6 mils and a porosity of about 5 percent to about 50 percent, wherein said sintered layer comprises a doped rare earth disilicate where the sintering aid is a doping composition that dissolves into, and dopes the rare earth disilicate.
US Pat. No. 10,506,787

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01072220

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01072220, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-25851.
US Pat. No. 10,506,788

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01072292

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01072292, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125874.
US Pat. No. 10,508,329

ALUMINUM ALLOY MATERIAL FOR USE IN THERMAL CONDUCTION APPLICATION

Nippon Light Metal Compan...

1. A manufacturing method of an aluminum alloy material for use in a thermal conduction application, comprisingcasting an aluminum alloy with the composition consisting of 10.0 to 12.5 mass % of Si, 0.1 to 1.2 mass % of Cu, less than 0.05 mass % of Mg as an impurity, less than 0.05 mass % of Ti as an impurity, and Al and unavoidable impurities as the remainder, wherein a total amount of unavoidable impurities is 0.1 mass % or less, and an amount of Fe as an unavoidable impurity is less than 0.05 mass %,
subsequently cooling the aluminum alloy cast at a rate of at least 100° C./sec to a temperature of 200° C. or less without solid solution treatment, and
subjecting the aluminum alloy cast to an ageing treatment within the range of at 220-300° C. for 4-8 hours as T5 temper.
US Pat. No. 10,508,096

NICOTINE SALTS, CO-CRYSTALS, AND SALT CO-CRYSTAL COMPLEXES

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Com...

1. A salt-co-crystal of nicotine, L-malic acid, and succinic acid, characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having peaks at one or more of the following 2-theta diffraction angles: 17.1, 18.7, 20.0, 21.6, 25.1, and 25.4wherein the salt-co-crystal has a stoichiometry of about 2:0.1:0.9 nicotine malate:L-malic acid:succinic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,508,389

SEPARATOR FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT AND ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT

NIPPON KODOSHI CORPORATIO...

1. A separator, comprising:20% to 80% by mass of natural cellulose fibers A having a length-weighted average fiber length of 0.30 mm to 1.19 mm and a CSF of 500 ml to 50 ml;
10% to 50% by mass of natural cellulose fibers B having a length-weighted average fiber length of 1.20 min to 1.99 mm, a maximum distribution fiber length of 1.20 mm to 1.99 mm, and a CSF of 500 ml to 50 ml; and
10% to 50% by mass of beaten regenerated cellulose fibers,
wherein:
the separator is interposed between a pair of electrodes;
the separator is capable of holding an electrolytic solution comprising an electrolyte; and
the separator has a thickness of 15 ?m to 100 ?m and a density of 0.30 g/cm3 to 0.80 g/cm3.
US Pat. No. 10,508,135

NON-FRET CELL BASED ASSAY

BIOMADISON, INC., Del Ma...

1. A transfected cell comprising:a cytosol;
a nucleic acid comprising a sequence that encodes a first hybrid protein having a structure of A-C-B and a second hybrid protein having a structure of A-C?-D;
wherein A is a transmembrane protein domain of synaptobrevin target to an intracellular vesicle membrane and that is not cleavable by a Botulinum neurotoxin protease, B is a first fluorescent protein, C is a first linking region comprising a Botulinum neurotoxin protease recognition sequence and a Botulinum neurotoxin protease cleavage sequence, C? is second linking region comprising an analog of C that includes the Botulinum neurotoxin protease recognition sequence but not the Botulinum neurotoxin protease cleavage sequence, B is a first fluorescent protein and D is a second fluorescent protein,
wherein the first fluorescent protein is selected to be degradable by a component of the cytosol, selected to form a FRET pair with the first fluorescent protein, and wherein the first fluorescent protein and the second fluorescent protein are selected, oriented, or spaced such that less than or equal to 5% FRET occurs between the first fluorescent protein and the second fluorescent protein when the first hybrid protein and the second hybrid protein are collocated with a vesicle of the transfected cell.
US Pat. No. 10,508,137

DISINTEGRIN VARIANTS AND PHARMACEUTICAL USES THEREOF

NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVE...

1. A disintegrin variant of rhodostomin comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, comprising:a mutant RGD loop, wherein the amino acid sequence at positions 46 to 53 of SEQ ID NO: 1 is substituted with an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 329, 330, 331, 353, and 354, and
at least one selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a mutant linker, wherein the amino acid sequence at positions 39 to 45 of SEQ ID NO: 1 is substituted with an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 306 to SEQ ID NO: 318; and
(b) a mutant C-terminus, wherein the amino acid sequence at positions 65 to 68 of SEQ ID NO: 1 is substituted with an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 319, 323, 324, 326, 327, 328, 337, and 352,
wherein the disintegrin variant has an increased selectivity for at least one of ?v?1, ?v?3, ?v?5, ?v?6, ?v?8 and ?5?1 integrins over ?IIb?3 integrin as compared to wild-type rhodostomin having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,508,397

ANTI-EROSION SYSTEM MADE OF GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIAL

SICORNETE-FIOS E REDES, L...

1. An anti-erosion system made of geo-synthetic material comprising:a) yarn weft manufactured of a polypropylene and polyethylene mixture in a fraction of 50% to 90% of polypropylene and in a fraction of 10% to 50% of polyethylene, said yarn weft being a braiding of filaments, individually placed in braids around a core of filaments manufactured from a mixture of polypropylene and polyethylene in a fraction of 50% to 90% of polypropylene and in a fraction of 10% to 50% of polyethylene; and
b) top and edge sewn with a polyethylene braided thread of ultrahigh molecular weight.
US Pat. No. 10,508,147

ANTI-NODAL ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A method of detecting Nodal in a sample, comprising contacting the sample with an antibody comprising:(a) a hypervariable region (HVR)-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of
SEQ ID NO: 7;
(b) an HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8;
(c) an HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9;
(d) an HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4;
(e) an HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5; and
(f) an HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,508,155

METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY PRODUCING CELLULOSE ETHER

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for continuously producing a cellulose ether, the method comprising:a contact step of bringing pulp into contact with an alkali metal hydroxide solution in the presence of dimethyl ether as a heat removal solvent to obtain alkali cellulose;
a reaction step of subjecting the alkali cellulose to a reaction with an etherifying agent to obtain cellulose ether;
a partial condensation step, after completion of the reaction, of partially condensing a gas present in a reaction vessel used for the reaction with a partial condenser to separate the gas into a gas component and a liquid component containing 20 to 60% by weight of water for returning some or all of the gas component to the contact step for reuse as some or all of the heat removal solvent; and
an incineration step of incinerating the liquid component and any remainder of the gas component that has not been returned to the contact step.
US Pat. No. 10,508,156

CATALYST COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USE FOR HYDROGENATION OF NITRILE RUBBER

ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH...

1. A process of hydrogenating a nitrile rubber comprisinga) preparing the catalyst composition by contacting a complex catalyst based on ruthenium or osmium as central metal and bearing at least one carbene ligand which is bound to the ruthenium or osmium central metal with at least one co-catalyst in a molar ratio of the complex catalyst to the co-catalyst in the range of 1:(20 to below 100) wherein the co-catalyst must contain at least one vinyl group and thereafter
b) hydrogenating the nitrile rubber in the presence of the catalyst composition formed in step a) as hydrogenation catalyst,
wherein the co-catalyst has the general formula (1)
CH2?CRR?  (1)
in which R and R? are identical or different and shall mean hydrogen or OR1
wherein
R1 shall mean alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, C(?O)(R2), —C(?O)N(R2)2, —[(CH2)n—X]mR2, —[(CH2)n—X]m—CH?CH2, or —(CH2)p—C(R3)2R4
wherein
X is identical or different and means oxygen (O) or NR2
R2 are identical or different and represent H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl,
R3 are identical or different and represent C1-C8 alkyl or —(CH2)n—O—CH?C2,
R4 represents (CH2)p—O—CH?CH2,
n is in the range of from 1 to 5,
m is in the range of from 1 to 10,
p is in the range of from 0 to 5,
where in the alternative, if R and R? both represent a group OR1, both R1 may be linked to each other and together represent a divalent group —(C(R2)2)q— with q being 2, 3 or 4 and R2 being identical or different and having the above defined meanings, or
SR5, SOR5, SO2R5 wherein R5 represents alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, or
N(R6R7), P(R6R7) wherein R6 and R7 are identical or different and shall mean alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(?O)(R2), or
where in the alternative R6 and R7 may form together with such N or P atom to which they both are linked at the same time a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic cyclic structure with 4 to 7 carbon atoms in the cyclic structure wherein one, two or three of said carbon atoms can be replaced by a moiety selected from oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, N—R8 or P—R8 wherein R8 shall mean alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, or heteroaryl; or P (?O)(OR9)2 in which R9 are identical or different and shall mean alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl,
however, under the proviso that R and R? must not both represent hydrogen in formula (1) at the same time.
US Pat. No. 10,508,160

MODIFIED POLYVINYL ALCOHOL AND WATER-SOLUBLE FILM

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A modified polyvinyl alcohol produced by a method comprising saponification using a saponification starting solution comprising more than 1.0 mass % and less than 2.0 mass % of water, comprising 0.05 to 10 mol % of a monomer unit having two carboxyl groups, wherein in 1H-NMR spectroscopy of the modified polyvinyl alcohol, an integral (X) from 6.8 to 7.2 ppm and an integral (Y) from 5.3 to 5.5 ppm satisfy the following expression:0.60?X/(X+Y)<1.0.
US Pat. No. 10,508,164

LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE COPOLYMER HAVING EXCELLENT FILM PROCESSABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A low density polyethylene copolymer which satisfies the following conditions:a melt index (MI) of 0.5 to 1.5 g/10 min as measured according to ASTM D1238 (2.16 kg, 190° C.),
a density 0.910 to 0.930 g/cm3 as measured according to ASTM D792,
a weight average molecular weight of 91,000 to 150,000, and
a melt strength (MS) of 70 to 100 mN,
wherein the low density polyethylene copolymer has ?0 (zero shear viscosity) of 140,000 P (poise) or more, and ?500 (viscosity measured at 500 rad/s) of 7,000 P (Poise) or less.
US Pat. No. 10,510,471

COMPOSITION FOR BONDED MAGNETS, BONDED MAGNET AND INTEGRALLY MOLDED COMPONENT

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A composition for bonded magnets, comprising 88 mass % or more and 91 mass % or less of a samarium-iron-nitrogen magnet powder having an average particle diameter of 1.8 ?m or more and 2.8 ?m or less,0.5 mass % or more and 2.5 mass % or less of a polyamide elastomer having a tensile elongation at break of 400% or more and a bending modulus of elasticity of 100 MPa or more,
0.5 mass % or more and 2.0 mass % or less of carbon fibers having a fiber diameter of 10 ?m or more and 12 ?m or less,
and 0.3 mass % or more and 1.0 mass % or less of a carboxylic acid ester,
wherein the remainder is a polyamide resin comprising polyamide 12 having a weight average molecular weight Mw of 4500 or more and 7500 or less as determined by molecular weight distribution measurement.
US Pat. No. 10,508,171

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PERFLUOROPOLYETHER ACYL FLUORIDE

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A process for producing a perfluoropolyether acyl fluoride which comprises reducing a peroxyperfluoropolyether with a formyl group-containing compound in the presence of a transition metal catalyst, wherein the formyl group-containing compound is formic acid or formic acid derivatives.
US Pat. No. 10,508,174

SILICON-CONTAINING COATING AGENT FOR REVERSING PLANARIZATION PATTERN

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A composition to be applied over a resist pattern, the composition comprising a modified polysiloxane in which some of silanol groups of a polysiloxane containing a hydrolysis condensate of a hydrolyzable silane are capped, and a solvent, wherein a ratio of silanol groups to all Si atoms contained in the modified polysiloxane is 40 mol % or less.
US Pat. No. 10,508,176

FOAMABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FOAM SHEET, FOAM SHEET, PROCESS FOR PREPARING PARTICULATE POLYLACTIC ACID AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING FOAM SHEET

LG HAUSYS, LTD., Seoul (...

1. A process for preparing a particulate polylactic acid resin comprising:introducing a polylactic acid resin into an extruder;
forming a molten polylactic acid spray solution by transferring the polylactic acid resin to an spray nozzle and heating the polylactic acid resin in the spray nozzle; and
spraying the molten polylactic acid spray solution by a melt spray method and simultaneously cooling the molten polylactic acid spray solution to obtain a particulate polylactic acid,
wherein a voltage ranging from 2,000 V to 50,000 V is applied to the spray nozzle to carry out a melt electrostatic spray deposition.
US Pat. No. 10,508,179

THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE PREPARED WITH OIL-EXTENDED, BIMODAL METALLOCENE-SYNTHESIZED EPDM

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for producing a thermoplastic vulcanizate, the process comprising:(i) charging a reactor with an oil-extended olefinic copolymer rubber, where the rubber is synthesized by a single-site catalyst, characterized by a multi-modal molecular weight distribution, and includes greater than 10 parts by weight extender oil per 100 parts by weight rubber;
(ii) charging the reactor, contemporaneously or sequentially with respect to the rubber, with a thermoplastic resin, a process oil, and a cure system to provide a pre-vulcanized mixture; and
(iii) mixing the rubber, thermoplastic resin, oil, and cure system at a temperature above the melt temperature of the thermoplastic resin to thereby cause dynamic vulcanization of the rubber and produce the thermoplastic vulcanizate.
US Pat. No. 10,508,435

BUILDING ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A SHEET FOR USE AS A WEATHER RESISTANT BARRIER, A LIQUID COATING COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE FOREGOING

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A building assembly comprising a building substrate and a weather resistive barrier (WRB), the WRB having a water vapor permeability that decreases with increasing temperature in a temperature range from 5° C. to 60° C. at 25% relative humidity (RH).
US Pat. No. 10,508,436

THERMALLY INSULATING COMPOSITION FOR ORGANIC MONOLITHIC GEL, USE THEREOF AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

Hutchinson, Paris (FR)

1. A gelled carbon-based composition for forming an organic polymeric monolithic aerogel capable of forming a porous carbon monolith by pyrolysis, the composition being based on a resin derived from polyhydroxybenzene(s) R and formaldehyde(s) F,wherein said gelled composition comprises at least one water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte P, said gelled composition comprising the product of a polymerization reaction, in an aqueous solvent W, only of said polyhydroxybenzene(s) R and said formaldehyde(s) F, in the presence of said at least one cationic polyelectrolyte P dissolved in said solvent and of a catalyst,wherein said gelled composition has:a pore volume of between 0.1 cm3/g and 3 cm3/g,
a density of between 0.04 and 0.06,
a thermal conductivity from 10 to 35 mW·m?1·K?1, measured at 22° C. with a Neotim conductivity meter according to the hot wire technique, and
at least one of a compression modulus of 800 MPa and a breaking strength of 25 MPa, measured in three-point compression and in tension with a MTS tensile/compression testing machine according to standard ASTM C165-07,
and
wherein the product of the polymerization reaction comprises said at least one cationic polyelectrolyte P in a mass fraction of between 0.2% and 2%.
US Pat. No. 10,507,170

OPEN POROUS ORGANIC-INORGANIC COMPOSITE POWDER, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME, AND COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

COSMAX, INC., Gyeonggi-d...

1. A method for preparing porous organic/inorganic composite powder, which comprises the steps of:(a) attaching polyphenol to porous polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres;
(b) attaching inorganic oxide nanoparticles to the resultant product of step (a); and
(c) subjecting the resultant product of step (b) to attachment of polyphenol and attachment of inorganic oxide nanoparticles repeatedly so that inorganic oxide nanoparticles may be attached in a multi-layer form.
US Pat. No. 10,507,175

CURLING MASCARA COMPOSITIONS

ELC MANAGEMENT LLC, Melv...

1. A single phase, aqueous mascara composition for curling eyelashes comprising, by total weight of the composition:one or more ammonium styrene/acrylates copolymers totaling 10% to 30%, wherein the one or more ammonium styrene/acrylates copolymers comprising exactly two ammonium styrene/acrylates copolymers whose glass transition temperatures are in a ratio of 2:1 to 3:1, and whose relative concentrations are 1:1 to 4:1;
0.5% to 2.8% of acrylates/VA copolymer;
up to 10% of pigments; and
at least 50% of water,
wherein the composition having no more than 3% of surfactants or emulsifiers.
US Pat. No. 10,508,199

PHOTOCURABLE EPOXY RESIN SYSTEMS

1. A photocurable epoxy resin composition comprising:(a) 30 to 90 wt % of at least one aromatic epoxy resin;
(b) 2 to 30 wt % of at least one core-shell rubber as toughener;
(c) 1 to 20 wt % of at least one flexibilizer comprising reactive functional groups selected from epoxy groups, carboxylate groups, amino groups and/or hydroxyl groups;
(d) 1 to 4 wt % of at least one cationic photoinitiator;
(e) a co-toughener in an amount of 0.1-10 wt %; and/or
(f) a reactive diluent in an amount of 0.1-10 wt %; and/or
(g) an adhesion promoter selected from chelate-modified epoxy resins and epoxy-modified silanes in an amount of 0.1-3 wt %, characterized in that the at least one flexibilizer comprises epoxy groups.
US Pat. No. 10,507,185

COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION THEREOF

INNOVACO PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a composite structural material and one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients, wherein the composite structural material comprises a hydrophobic structural material and a hydrophilic structural material, wherein, the proportion of the hydrophobic structural material to the hydrophilic structural material ranges from 1:0.01 to 1:5; the hydrophilic structural material is a composite hydrophilic structural material comprised of a hydrophilic structural material of high viscosity and a hydrophilic structural material of low viscosity;the proportion of the hydrophilic structural material of high viscosity to the hydrophilic structural material of low viscosity ranges from 1:1 to 1:3;
the active pharmaceutical ingredient is selected from the group consisting of fluvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin, and pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
the hydrophobic structural material is selected from the group consisting of carnauba wax, glycerides of C16-C22 fatty acid from at least one of C16-C22 fatty glyceride, C16-C22 fatty diglyceride and C16-C22 fatty monoglyceride, the glyceride of C16-C22 fatty acid is selected from at least one of the following types: glyceryl behenate, diglyceryl behenate, mono glyceryl behenate, and mixtures thereof;
the content of the hydrophobic structural material based on the total weight of the pharmaceutical composition is 16-20%;
the proportion of the composite structural material to the active pharmaceutical ingredient ranges from 1:0.3 to 1:0.7;
and, the pharmaceutical composition is a tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,508,216

STAIN RESISTANT COATING COMPOSITIONS AND COATINGS FORMED THEREFROM

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A coating composition comprising:a) a polyester polyol comprising a reaction product obtained from a mixture of reactants comprising:
an aliphatic diol;
a polyol comprising 3 or more hydroxyl groups; and
an aliphatic cyclic polycarboxylic acid, or an anhydride or ester thereof, that comprises greater than 10 mole % of the total carboxylic acids, or anhydrides or esters thereof, used to prepare the polyester;
b) a silicone component comprising at least one reactive functional group; and
c) a crosslinker reactive with (a) and (b),
wherein the polyester polyol has a hydroxyl value of greater than 300 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,508,227

CONTROLLED RELEASE OF SURFACTANTS FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A sparingly soluble sulfonate-metal salt particle comprises a metal ion salt of an alkyl aryl sulfonate, a metal ion salt of a petroleum sulfonate and a hydrophobically modified hydrophilic polymer,where the sparingly soluble sulfonate-metal salt particle has an average particle size diameter in a range of from about 50 nm to about 450 nm, and
where the sparingly soluble sulfonate-metal salt particle is sparingly soluble in water at room temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,507,204

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING AMORPHOUS LENALIDOMIDE

Synthon B.V., Nijmegen (...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) an amorphous adsorbate of lenalidomide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, on a porous carrier and (ii) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.
US Pat. No. 10,508,230

HIGH TEMPERATURE FRACTURING FLUIDS WITH NANO-CROSSLINKERS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for increasing conductivity in a hydrocarbon producing subterranean reservoir formation, the method comprising the steps of:a. identifying a hydrocarbon producing subterranean reservoir formation; and
b. introducing an effective amount of the fracturing fluid system into the hydrocarbon producing subterranean reservoir formation such that conductivity is increased within fractures,
wherein the fracturing fluid system comprises a fluid composition and a base fluid,
wherein the fluid composition comprises:
a nano-crosslinker, wherein the nano-crosslinker comprises a nanomaterial and a crosslinker, wherein the crosslinker comprises a chemical group selected from the group consisting of carbonyl, sulfhydryl, amine and imine, wherein the nano-crosslinker is produced by a method selected from the group consisting of pre-treating the nanomaterial with the crosslinker such that the crosslinker has been functionalized onto the nanomaterial, embedding the crosslinker on the nanoparticle, grafting the crosslinker onto the nanomaterial, and coating the crosslinker on the nanomaterial, and
a base polymer; and
wherein the base fluid is operable to suspend the fluid composition, the base fluid comprising water;
wherein the fluid composition and the base fluid are combined to produce the fracturing fluid system.
US Pat. No. 10,511,054

COMPOUNDS WITH MIXED ANIONS AS SOLID LI-ION CONDUCTORS

1. A solid-state lithium ion electrolyte, comprising:a composite material of formula (I);
in an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions:
Li7-nxMxBr3O2  (I)
wherein
M is a +2 or +3 cation,
0 n is 2 or 3,
a mole % content of M is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 10 mole % based on total moles of lithium and M, and
an activation energy for lithium ion migration in the solid state lithium ion electrolyte is 0.5 eV or less.

US Pat. No. 10,512,131

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BLEEDER CONTROL RELATED TO LIGHTING EMITTING DIODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a bleeder configured to receive a rectified voltage generated by a rectifying bridge; and
a dimmer detector configured to:
receive an input voltage generated by a voltage divider, the voltage divider being configured to receive the rectified voltage, the input voltage indicating a magnitude of the rectified voltage;
determine whether or not the rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer; and
output a control signal to the bleeder;
wherein the dimmer detector is further configured to determine that the rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer if a first time duration for the rectified voltage to increase from a first voltage to a second voltage is smaller than a first predetermined duration or a second time duration for the rectified voltage to decrease from the second voltage to the first voltage is smaller than a second predetermined duration;
wherein the dimmer detector is further configured to:
generate the control signal to turn on the bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined to be associated with a TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder generates a first current, the first current being larger than zero in magnitude; and
generate the control signal to turn off the bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined not to be associated with any TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder does not generate the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,512,022

TERMINAL APPARATUS, RELAY TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A relay User Equipment (UE) comprising:transmitting and receiving circuitry configured for:
receiving, from an another UE being in proximity to the relay UE, identification information of a service that the relay UE provides,
transmitting, to the another UE, a response message containing the identification information of the service that the relay UE provides, based on the reception of the identification information of the service that the relay UE provides, and
initiating a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection establishment procedure by a transmission of a PDN connectivity request message to a Mobile Management Entity (MME) in a core network, after the reception of the identification information of the service; and
a controller configured for establishing a PDN connection for relaying a communication between the another UE and a PDN based on the PDN connection establishment procedure,wherein:the transmitting and receiving circuitry is further configured for relaying a communication between the another UE and the PDN by using the PDN connection after the PDN connection establishment procedure,
the relay UE has a function for providing a connectivity for the another UE, and
the response message is usable by the another UE to select the relay UE providing the PDN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,511,994

METHODS FOR CONFIGURING BUFFER STATUS REPORT FOR NEXT-GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method for transmitting, by a terminal, a buffer status report (BSR), the method comprising:receiving allocation information for uplink resources from a base station;
determining whether a number of padding bits for data transmission using the uplink resources is i) greater than or equal to a first value and ii) less than a second value, wherein the first value is a size of Short BSR plus a subheader of the Short BSR and the second value is a size of Long BSR plus a subheader of the Long BSR;
determining whether available data for uplink transmission is present in one or more logical channel groups (LCGs) when the number of padding bits is i) greater than or equal to the first value and ii) less than the second value; and
transmitting one of Short Truncated BSR and Long Truncated BSR to the base station according to a result of comparison between the number of padding bits and the first value when available data for uplink transmission is present in the one or more LCGs,
wherein the transmitting comprises:
transmitting the Short Truncated BSR when the number of padding bits is equal to the first value; and
transmitting the Long Truncated BSR when the number of padding bits exceeds the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,511,984

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION FEEDBACK METHOD AND TERMINAL

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A channel state information (CSI) feedback method, comprising:receiving a CSI feedback configuration group indicated by a network device for a CSI feedback;
determining a CSI feedback approach corresponding to the CSI feedback configuration group; and
performing a CSI measurement and the CSI feedback based on the determined CSI feedback approach;
wherein the CSI feedback approach comprises a first feedback approach and a second feedback approach;
the first feedback approach comprises: feeding back CSI obtained through a measurement based on each CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group; and
the second feedback approach comprises: selecting an optimum CSI feedback configuration from the CSI feedback configuration group, and feeding back CSI obtained through a measurement based on the optimum CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group and location information of the optimum CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group.