US Pat. No. 10,888,208

SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A CLEANING MACHINE WHICH CAN BE CONNECTED VIA AT LEAST ONE FLEXIBLE HOSE

SWISSLOGO AC, Niederglat...

1. A cleaning machine, comprising a supply unit, the supply unit comprising:at least one flexible hose;
a heating device for boiling water, said heating device having an outlet;
a water pump for conveying water into or out of said heating device;
a hot water and/or steam connector in communication with said outlet of said heating device;
a dirty water tank; and
a suction device for sucking dirty water from a dirty water connector into said dirty water tank, wherein the at least one flexible hose conveys fluid which drives at least one motor.

US Pat. No. 10,888,207

VACUUM APPARATUSES WITH IMPROVED STABILITY AND METHODS THEREOF

Emerson Electric Co., St...

1. A vacuum apparatus with improved stability, the vacuum apparatus comprising:a vacuum motor;
a removable drum adapted to store debris collected by the vacuum apparatus, the removable drum including an interior surface elevated from a bottom of the removable drum, an air inlet conduit extending upward from the elevated surface, and a filter cage circumscribing the air inlet conduit, wherein the air inlet conduit includes a first end portion at the elevated surface and an opposing second end portion having an inlet, and wherein the filter cage extends from the first end portion along the air inlet conduit to a distal end portion adjacent the second end portion of the air inlet conduit, wherein the filter cage is sized and shaped to removably receive an elongate, cylindrical filter thereon such that the filter is spaced from the bottom of the removable drum;
an air intake shield positioned at or near the first end portion of the air inlet conduit between the air inlet conduit and the motor; and
a base, wherein the base is adapted to receive the removable drum;
wherein the vacuum motor is disposed underneath the removable drum when the removable drum is coupled to the base, and wherein, in operation, air flows through the filter cage, through the inlet to the air inlet conduit, and downwardly to the air intake shield.

US Pat. No. 10,888,206

VACUUM CLEANER WITH DISPOSABLE DIRT COLLECTOR

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a power head including an inlet, an outlet, and a suction source operable to draw air in through the inlet;
a dirt collector including a first wall at least partially defining an internal volume, the first wall including an opening communicating between the internal volume and an external environment; and
an attachment plate that removably couples the power head to the dirt collector, the attachment plate coupled to the first wall of the dirt collector adjacent the opening and between the suction source and the dirt collector, the attachment plate including an inlet opening and an outlet opening, the inlet opening and the outlet opening communicating between the internal volume and the external environment, and the dirt collector is configured to be discarded,
wherein the attachment plate is fixed to the dirt collector and is configured to be discarded with the dirt collector.

US Pat. No. 10,888,205

ROTATABLE BRUSH FOR SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus for cleaning a floor comprising:a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet with an air treatment member and a suction motor provided in the air flow path;
b) a rotatably mounted brush associated with the dirty air inlet, the rotatably mounted brush having an axis of rotation, a length in the axial direction, a radial outer surface, and first and second axially spaced apart sides;
c) a plurality of bristles extending outwardly from the radial outer surface, the bristles having a bristle length from the radial outer surface to an outer end of the bristles;
d) a leading hair blocking member provided adjacent a forward rotational side of the bristles, the leading hair blocking member having a length from the radial outer surface to an outer end of the leading hair blocking member; and,
e) a trailing hair blocking member provided adjacent a rearward rotational side of the bristles, the trailing hair blocking member having a length from the radial outer surface to an outer end of the trailing hair blocking member,
wherein the trailing hair blocking member interacts with the floor during rotation of the brush, and
wherein the trailing hair blocking member is made of an elastomeric material.

US Pat. No. 10,888,204

REMOVABLE COVER FOR A ROBOTIC CLEANING DEVICE

Maniff Creations, Inc., ...

1. A device for covering any one of a plurality of different sized circular shaped robotic systems, the device comprising:a cover sized to at least partially fit over a circular shaped robotic system of the plurality of different sized circular shaped robotic systems;
one or more sidewalls extended from the cover and are configured to removably engage with the respective robotic system of the plurality of different sized circular shaped robotic systems, across a range of diameters;
one or more apertures in the cover and/or the one or more sidewalls, the one or more apertures being selectively positioned and sized so as to prevent obstructing one or more onboard sensors of the respective robotic system when the device is in an assembled state with the respective robotic system;
a flexible mesh positioned in a cutout in the one or more sidewalls configured to be adjacent a fan of the respective robotic system in the assembled state, the flexible mesh being configured to enable activity of the fan during use; and
a mechanism configured to manually adjust a diameter of the device between the one or more sidewalls and constrict engagement between the device and the respective robotic system in the assembled state.

US Pat. No. 10,888,203

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING SHEETS OF MATERIAL

The Tranzonic Companies, ...

1. A sheet dispensing apparatus configured to dispense a sheet from a sheet material card having a plurality of sheets, the sheet material card supported in the apparatus, the sheet dispensing apparatus comprising:a door plate;
a back plate;
a motor plate resiliently coupled to the door plate and resiliently biased towards the back plate;
a motor including a motor shaft, the motor operatively connected to the motor plate;
a motor wheel operatively connected to the motor shaft, the motor wheel including a first radius defined between the motor shaft and a radiused surface of the motor wheel, and a second radius defined between the shaft and a truncated portion of the motor wheel;
a roller including a roller surface, the roller operatively connected to the motor shaft, wherein the distance between the roller surface and the motor shaft is less than the first radius and greater than the second radius.

US Pat. No. 10,888,202

METHOD TO MANUFACTURE SUBSTRATE WITH LATENT WETTING DEVICE

Material Encapsulation In...

1. A method for manufacturing the hand wetted paper product of comprising a top paper ply, a bottom paper ply, and a wetting device disposed between the top paper ply and the bottom paper ply, the wetting device comprised of a bottom part made from a printed liquid substance cured into a solid and formed into a container with sides and a flange, and a top part made from a printed liquid substance and cured into a solid and formed into a cover with a sealed opening slit, wherein the wetting device is filled with a liquid agent, the method comprising:providing a continuous web of the top ply paper;
providing a continuous web of the bottom ply paper;
forming the wetting device intermittently between the continuous web of the top ply paper and the continuous web of the bottom ply paper; and
joining the continuous web of the top ply paper and the continuous web of the bottom ply paper together.

US Pat. No. 10,888,201

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED ORAL CARE AGENTS

ZeroBrush, Inc., Palo Al...

1. An oral care agent dispenser device, comprising:multiple chambers each configured to receive a cartridge containing a different oral care agent ingredient of a plurality of oral care agent ingredients;
communication circuitry configured to receive an oral care agent formulation from a remote source;
memory configured to store the oral care agent formulation that includes one or more of the plurality of oral care agent ingredients; and
a dispensing port positioned above an oral care agent dispensing region, the dispenser configured to dispense one or more of the plurality of oral care agent ingredients in accordance with the oral care agent formulation onto a separate and distinct dental care device positioned in the oral care agent dispensing region and that is removed from the oral care agent dispensing region before use.

US Pat. No. 10,888,200

SHOWER BASIN

Sympateco, Inc., Omaha, ...

1. A shower basin system, comprising:a trough including a drain, the trough on a first plane;
a floor including a plurality of trenches, the trenches sloping toward and emptying into the trough, the floor on a second plane above the first plane, the trough disposed between a first section and a second section of the floor; and
at least one sidewall coupled to the floor and the trough, the at least one sidewall forming a periphery of the shower basin system.

US Pat. No. 10,888,199

UTILITY PAN HANDLE

13. The pan of claim 9, wherein the base body further comprises a ring portion with a through-opening provided at the second end portion of the base body, and wherein the ring portion is configured to receive and engage detachably with the bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,888,198

SCOOP WITH SPRING ACTION HANDLE

1. A scoop with a spring action handle comprising:a bottom cup section wherein said bottom cup section is half spherical-shaped with a substantially flat open top end forming a mouth of said bottom cup section;
a top lid section wherein said top lid section is substantially funnel-shaped with an opening at a top narrow end of said funnel-shaped lid section and an open broad base end having a lip section to cover said mouth of said bottom cup section;
a handle having a spring action mechanism;
said bottom cup section and said top lid section hingedly connected to said handle;
said handle comprising an alligator clip structure at a front end, two elongated hand clasp structures at a middle section and a loop section connecting distal ends of said two elongated hand clasp structures;
wherein said alligator clip structure having two substantially right angled triangle-shaped structures that are joined together hingedly at their right angle junctions by a first screw type holder 3a3;
wherein said front end of one of said triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure is attached to a side of said substantially flat open top end of said bottom cup section of said scoop and said front end of a second of said triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure is attached to a side of said lip section at said broad base end of said top funnel-shaped lid section of said scoop;
wherein a distal end of one of said triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure is hingedly attached to a front end of a first of said elongated hand clasp structures through a second screw type holder 3a4 and a distal end of a second of said triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure is hingedly attached to a front end of a second of said elongated hand clasp structures through a third screw type holder 3a5; and
wherein, when said two hand clasp structures are flexed and brought into contact with each other at a center of said spring action handle, said front end of said right angled triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure attached to said bottom cup section and said front end of said triangle-shaped structures of said alligator clip structure attached to a side of said lip section at said broad base end of said top lid section are pulled apart, separating said bottom cup section and said top lid section of said scoop to allow coffee grounds to be scooped from a container into said bottom cup section of said scoop and dispensed from said opening at said top narrow end of said funnel-shaped lid section.

US Pat. No. 10,888,197

GAS HEAT EXCHANGER WITH BAFFLE FOR DEEP FAT FRYER

Alto-Shaam, Inc., Menomo...

1. A food fryer comprising:a fryer tank adapted to hold a volume of cooking fat for cooking therein;
at least one heat tube passing through the volume to be surrounded by the cooking fat;
a blower adapted to receive air and gas and deliver mixed air and gas downstream to the at least one heat tube;
a gas burner producing a flame to heat the mixed air and gas; and
an internal baffle positioned within the at least one heat tube to conduct heat from heated air and gas passing through the heat tube to walls of the heat tube and extending from an inlet to an outlet of the heat tube along a longitudinal axis extending along a length of the heat tube;
wherein the internal baffle is formed by a curved plate winding about a baffle axis to form a helicoid wherein the curved plate carries a plurality of holes distributed along a length of the internal baffle and at more than one distance from the baffle axis of the internal baffle;
wherein the internal baffle provides a helical channel conducting the heated air and gas in a helical path winding about the baffle axis of the internal baffle as it moves along the longitudinal axis from the inlet to the outlet of the heat tube.

US Pat. No. 10,888,196

COOKING GRILL WITH IR BURNER

Hestan Commercial Corpora...

1. A grilling apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a grill body comprising a firebox adapted to burn a source of fuel, the firebox comprising an upper rim, the upper rim adapted to support a food grate along a lateral plane defining a food supporting region above the firebox between forward, rear, left, and right edges of the upper rim;
rear housing comprising a rear cover extending above, and spaced away from, a rear portion of the food supporting region between the rear edge and at least a portion of the right and left edges of the upper rim, the rear housing further comprising rear, right, and left walls extending around at least the rear portion of the food supporting region between the rear cover and the upper rim;
a hood including a front face positioned between a forward end and a rear end and right and left sides, the hood pivotably mounted to the grill body at a pivot positioned along a side of the grill body and pivotable above the food supporting region between a closed position and one or more open positions, wherein, in the closed position, the hood is space away from and extends above a forward portion of the food supporting region, and wherein pivoting the hood toward the open position progressively uncovers at least a forward sub-portion of the forward portion of the food supporting region adjacent to the forward edge of the upper rim; and
an exhaust port defined by a gap between the rear end of the hood and the rear cover to exhaust hot air and combustion products from the grill when the grill is in the closed position,
wherein, when the hood is pivoted between the closed position and open positions, the exhaust port extends between an interior side of the hood and an exterior side of the rear housing, and
wherein a minimum gap distance of at least 50% of the minimum gap distance in the closed position is maintained along the exhaust port through the initial 30 degrees of pivot from the closed position,
wherein the minimum gap distance in the closed position is at least 2 inches, and
wherein the minimum gap distance decreases from greater than 2 inches when the hood is in the closed position to approximately 0.6 inches or greater when the hood is positioned approximately 60 degrees from the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,888,195

GRILL WITH FLAT TOP GRIDDLE AND VERTICALLY ADJUSTABLE SWINGING ACCESSORIES

Norris Manufacturing Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a grill with a griddle surrounding a central opening;
wherein the griddle has a smooth continuous cooking surface on which food is cooked;
wherein the griddle has a retention ledge surrounding an outer circumference of the griddle;
wherein the retention ledge has a raised lip that extends from the cooking surface;
wherein the raised lip inhibits the food from sliding off the griddle;
wherein the grill includes a fire box that is positioned below the griddle;
wherein the fire box has a body;
wherein the body has an upper portion that extends towards the outer circumference of the griddle;
wherein the fire box is configured to heat the cooking surface of the riddle;
wherein the grill has a central grate that covers the central opening;
wherein the central grate has ribs that define grate openings;
wherein the cooking surface surrounding the central opening of the griddle is flat; and
wherein the central grate is flush with the cooking surface surrounding the central opening of the griddle to facilitate sliding of the food between the griddle and the central grate.

US Pat. No. 10,888,194

KETTLE GRILL HEAT DISPERSION UNIT

1. A kettle grill heat dispersion device, comprising:a body defining an interior, comprising:
a body open top;
a body open bottom;
a mesh screen secured about said body open bottom;
a body side wall; and
a tray portion coextensive with a perimeter of said open top;
a cylindrical insert;
wherein said kettle grill heat dispersion device is configured to rest within a kettle grill;
wherein said body is cylindrical;
wherein said tray portion is circular;
wherein a diameter of said tray portion is less than a diameter of an inner surface of said kettle grill; and
wherein a height of said body is less than a depth of said kettle grill.

US Pat. No. 10,888,193

PORTABLE OUTDOOR COOKING DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND ACCESSORY THEREOF

North Atlantic Imports, L...

1. An outdoor cooking station comprising:a main body with a frame structure, the main body having a front panel extending between opposite first and second sides of the main body, the main body having at least two side legs extending downward from the main body, the front panel having one or more knobs disposed thereon for controlling one or more heating elements within the main body, the at least two side legs having a vertical side panel sized to extend between the at least two legs;
a side shelf system including:
a side shelf configured to be coupled to the main body, the side shelf defining an upward facing surface with an opening defined therein; and
a cutting board sized and configured to be positioned within the opening defined in the side shelf, the cutting board positioned on a ledge extending from structure of the side shelf; and
a waste bag holder sized and configured to be removably positioned over a top edge of the vertical side panel, the removable waste bag holder, upon being positioned over the top edge of the vertical side panel, is configured to extend horizontally below the side shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,888,192

DEVICE FOR EMULSIFYING A MILK-BASED BEVERAGE FOR COFFEE MACHINES

1. A device for emulsifying a milk-based beverage for coffee machines, comprising, operatively associated with one another, a main steam connector (2) for connecting to the coffee machine (3), an intake tube (5) for drawing milk from a milk container (4), a mixing body (6), a steam connector (7) with a reducing hole (8) placed between said mixing body (6) and said main steam connector (2), a mixing element (9) and a stabilizing element (10) associated with said mixing body (6), wherein said main steam connector (2) comprises:a main body,
a latching device (11) comprising at least one hook (19) movable by action of a spring and at least one pushbutton (21) to bring said hook (19) from a position of engagement with said coffee machine (3) to a position of disengagement therefrom, said latching device movable in opposing rotation and slidably securable to a coupling (30) of the coffee machine (3) along an axis of connection therewith, the latching device (11) biased for securement to the coupling (30) and configured to oppose rotation of said main steam connector (2) relative to the coffee machine (3) upon securement for safe connection of said main steam connector (2) to said coffee machine; and
a rotatable connector (12) configured for limited rotation of a head (13) of said main steam connector (2) relative to said main body of said main steam connector (2): where, upon securement of said main steam connector (2) to the coffee machine (3), the rotatable connector (12) is configured to direct said emulsified beverage, along a dispensing axis, into a container (14), about any of a limited range of angles of the dispensing axis relative to a vertical dispensing axis.

US Pat. No. 10,888,191

PORTABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING THE COMPOSITION OF A BEVERAGE

LifeFuels, Inc., Reston,...

1. A beverage apparatus, the beverage apparatus being hand-holdable by a user of the beverage apparatus to be portable, the beverage apparatus comprising:a beverage chamber housing that includes a chamber, and the chamber storing a consumable liquid in the chamber;
a dispensing assembly that includes a first receptacle, and the first receptacle for retaining a first vessel, and the first vessel including a first electronic tag and containing a first additive,
the dispensing assembly operatively controllable to output the first additive from the first vessel into the consumable liquid;
a first element that detects an attribute of the consumable liquid;
a motion detection device;
an apparatus computer processor (ACP); and
an apparatus database portion that includes instructions that are performed by the ACP in operation of the beverage apparatus, and the ACP configured to control the dispensing assembly to perform dispensing of the first additive from the first vessel into the consumable liquid, in the chamber, and the ACP performing processing including:
operating the motion detection device to generate a first output;
assessing a state of the beverage apparatus based on the first output; and
operating, based on the state of the beverage apparatus, the first element to generate a second output.

US Pat. No. 10,888,190

FLEXIBLE TUBULAR GARLIC PEELER HAVING A RIGID PICK

Progressive International...

1. A peeler, comprising:a tubular main body having a first open end, an opposing second open end, and a hollow interior extending from the first open end to the second open end, a top extending from the first open end to the second open end, and a bottom diametrically opposite the top and extending from the first open end to the second open end, the top having a length which is shorter than a length of the bottom;
the tubular main body being formed from a first flexible material allowing the tubular main body to deform under pressure by a user; and
a pick attached to the first open end and extending away from the second open end, the pick being formed from a second material, the second material being different from the first material and further being relatively more rigid than the first material;
the pick further defining a tooth end and a mount end, the mount end being attached to the tubular main body and the tooth end extending away from the tubular main body;
wherein the tubular main body defines a circumference and the pick is attached to the tubular main body along a portion of the circumference, the portion of the circumference being less than 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,888,189

ADAPTIVE PARCEL LOCKER AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRA...

1. An electronic parcel locker comprising:an outside enclosure constituted of two side panels, of a bottom panel, of a top panel and of a back panel fastened together and defining a front aperture of said electronic parcel locker, and
an internal structure for supporting parcels deposited in said electronic parcel locker,
wherein said internal structure is constituted of an array of bars with a same length regularly aligned essentially perpendicularly to said back panel and selectively movable between extended positions where a front end of said array of bars is aligned with said front aperture of said electronic parcel locker, and retractable positions where bars of said array of bars corresponding to shapes of parcels to be deposited in said electronic parcel locker are retractable towards said back panel for defining temporary compartments exactly adapted to said shapes of parcels.

US Pat. No. 10,888,188

REPOSITORY WITH MECHANISM FOR SHIELDING FROM VIEW AN OBJECT PLACED THEREIN

CSS Innovations, LLC, Wa...

1. A repository that supports an illusion, comprising:a. a housing that includes a base, one or more side walls, a rear wall and a door that is movable between an open and a closed position, the housing defining an internal volume;
b. a triggering mechanism associated accessible outside of the housing;
c. a false floor defining a first side and a second side, the false floor being positioned a distance from the base and defining a second internal volume associated with the second side, the false floor being movable between a first position and a second position,
wherein an object placed on the first side of the false floor is moved from the first position to the second position such that the object moves from the first side of the false floor into the second internal volume,
wherein the second internal volume is shielded from view when the door is in the open position;
wherein the repository is a mailbox, and wherein the triggering mechanism includes a flag that is movably mounted with respect to an external surface of the housing; and
wherein the movement of the flag causes the triggering mechanism to activate a programmable controller to actuate a drive component that is in communication with the false floor, the drive component configured to move the false floor between the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,888,187

MODULAR FOOD AND DRINK CARRIER

HUHTAMAKI, INC., De Soto...

15. A modular component for use in a modular carrier for at least one of food and drink, said modular component comprising:a receiving region and an overlapping region, said overlapping region having a sidewall segment and a divider well connecting said sidewall segment to said receiving region;
a buttress support means configured for stabilizing the modular carrier when subjected to a loading condition, said buttress support means comprising an engaging edge on said sidewall segment; and
a locking means formed into said sidewall segment, said locking means comprising an accordion panel component formed into an opening along said sidewall segment;
wherein said modular component is configured to be interconnected with a second modular component to construct the modular carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,888,186

FOLDABLE REUSABLE CHOPSTICKS AND STORAGE CASE

THE FINAL CO. LLC, Santa...

1. A reusable chopstick foldable for storage, said chopstick comprising:a rigid external structure formed of a plurality of segments, said external structure having a proximal end, an opposite distal end, and a central longitudinal axis passing through said ends, each segment of said plurality of segments configured to be coupled to at least another segment of said plurality of segments when positioned adjacent to one another along the central longitudinal axis to form said external structure; and
at least one flexible internal member having a proximal end and an opposite distal end, said flexible internal member being formed of an elastic material, said flexible internal member being positioned within said external structure with said proximal end coupled to a first segment of said plurality of segments and said distal end of said flexible internal member coupled to a second segment of said plurality of segments,
wherein said chopstick is in an extended configuration when at least said first segment and said second segment of said plurality of segments are coupled together to form said rigid external structure with said flexible internal member therein, said flexible internal member being under tension within said external structure across a juncture of said first segment and said second segment of said plurality of segments to maintain said first and second segments coupled together,
wherein said chopstick is in a folded configuration when at least said first segment and said second segment of said plurality of segments are uncoupled and moved apart along said flexible internal member by stretching said flexible internal member and folding said flexible internal member between said first and second segments.

US Pat. No. 10,888,185

BEVERAGE SYSTEM

1. A beverage system comprising:a cup comprising a first wall including opposite first and second ends, the first end being coupled to a bottom wall and the second end defining a rim, the walls defining a cavity, the rim defining an opening in communication with the cavity;
a lid coupled to the rim to cover at least a portion of the opening, the lid being configured for drinking contents of the cavity through the lid; and
a sleeve comprising a collar surrounding a portion of the first wall, the collar comprising opposite first and second sides and an inner surface that directly engages the first wall, the sleeve comprising an arm having opposite first and second ends and an intermediate portion between the first and second ends of the arm, the first end of the arm extending from the first side, the first end of the arm being fixed to the inner surface of the collar, the second end of the arm being configured to engage the second side, the intermediate portion directly engaging the lid to prevent the lid from being removed from the cup.

US Pat. No. 10,888,184

SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA, AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING A WIRELESSLY-ENABLED LIQUID CONTAINER

Prodigy Technology, LLC, ...

1. A wirelessly-enabled liquid container that is dynamically configured to facilitate use-based messaging for a particular consumer of the liquid contents of the wirelessly-enabled liquid container, the wirelessly-enabled liquid container comprising:an upper portion comprising an opening and a liquid reservoir in communication with the opening; and
a lower portion coupled to said upper portion, said lower portion comprising at least one processor, a memory coupled to the processor, a transceiver coupled to the processor, at least one sensor unit coupled to the processor, and an audio unit coupled to the processor; wherein the memory stores one or more audio messages, wherein the sensor unit includes a first sensor that indicates when the wirelessly-enabled liquid container has moved so that the liquid contents of the wirelessly-enabled liquid container can be consumed, wherein the audio unit includes a speaker that outputs the at least one or more audio messages under the control of the processor when the first sensor senses that the wirelessly-enabled liquid container has moved, wherein the transceiver sends and receives data wirelessly, said data including control information provided by a remote device, said one or more messages being provided by at least one back end server separate from said remote device, and wherein the processor is dynamically configured to select at least one of the one or more audio messages for playback via the speaker based on control information provided by the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,888,183

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING POSITIONING A PERSON IN SUPINE SNIFF POSITION

Popitz, LLC, Wellesley, ...

1. A support apparatus for supporting and maintaining the head and neck of a user in the supine sniff position in which the Occipito-Atlanto-Axial joint is extended upwards and the head is angled downward to achieve alignment of the airway axes, comprising:a base section comprising:
opposing left and right sides, a back side, a front side, a bottom surface and a cutout for receiving lower back and shoulders the base section comprising a receptacle for receiving a removable and replaceable head/neck support section wherein:
the removable and replaceable head/neck support section comprises an appendage for fitting snugly into the receptacle; and
the removable head/neck support section comprises:
a neck supporting surface at a neck end thereof for supporting the neck; and
a head supporting surface for supporting the head, the head supporting surface including a central surface that slopes downwards and away from the neck supporting surface and downwards and away from outer edges of the head supporting surface; and
the removable head/neck support section is dimensioned to automatically align and maintain substantial alignment of the oropharyngeal, laryngeal, and tracheal axes;
two or more top sections each with one or more sections comprising an extension or appendage configured to fit snugly into a corresponding cutout in the base section; each top section being interchangable for other section and being configured for to being fitted into the base section;
two or more top sections each with a neck supporting surface for supporting the neck, the neck support being positioned at the neck end of the top section; each top section being interchangable for the other and configured for being fitted into the base section;
two or more top sections with differing sized head support surfaces for supporting the head, this head supporting surface including a central surface that slopes down and away from the neck supporting surface and down and away from the outer the edges of the head supporting surface; and
two or more top sections with a head support and neck support being dimensioned to automatically align and maintain substantial alignment of the orpharyngeal, laryngeal, and tracheal axes, substantial alignment being defined as between about 0° and about 30° with the Occipito-Atlanto-Axial joint having an angle of extension between about 5° and about 30° when user's head and neck are positioned in the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,888,182

BED SHEET

1. A bed sheet sized to cover a mattress defined by a dimension that extends in a first direction and a dimension that extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, the bed sheet comprising:a first sheet portion sized, with respect to the mattress:
to extend in the first direction of the mattress across a surface thereof, and
to extend in the second direction of the mattress across the surface thereof to include hanging portions that hang over opposing first and second sides of the mattress, respectively, so as to hang off the mattress in the second direction;
a second sheet portion attached to the first sheet portion at an end thereof that extends in the first direction so as to hang over a third side of the mattress, the third side separating the first and second sides, and the second sheet portion having elongated segments that extend wider than the surface of the mattress in the second direction on both of the first and second sides,
wherein each elongated segment of the second sheet is attached to an underside of the first sheet portion at the respective first and second opposing sides the mattress, such that the elongated segments extend in the first direction while hanging from the opposing first and second sides of the mattress beneath the respective hanging portions of the first sheet portion,
wherein a third sheet portion hangs from an end of the second sheet portion.

US Pat. No. 10,888,181

SHADOW BOX ASSEMBLY

Amazing Grace Art and App...

1. A shadow box assembly comprising:a substantially rigid frame member with a front surface, a rear surface opposing the front surface of the frame member, an outer continuous perimeter edge, and an inner continuous perimeter edge, opposing the outer continuous perimeter edge, enclosing and defining an enclosed inner frame aperture defining a viewing area, the frame member defining an insertion slot thereon, having a slot width spanning at least 80% of a length separating opposing sides of the frame member and spatially coupled to the enclosed inner frame aperture, and having a substantially rigid frame backing member coupled thereto and having a length and a width; and
a shadow box insert member defining a shadow box length opposing two sides thereon, with an outer face, a continuous sidewall surrounding, and disposed in an upright orientation and configuration with respect to, the outer face, disposed proximal to the inner continuous perimeter edge of the substantially rigid frame member, and protruding in a direction outwardly away from the front surface of the substantially rigid frame member, and with a flange coupled to and surrounding the continuous sidewall and terminating at a terminal edge and having a flange width separating terminal edges on opposing sides of the shadow box insert member to define a shadow box insert width, the slot width less than the flange width, the outer face and the continuous sidewall of the shadow box insert member define a shadow box cavity of a box area defined by inner diameter length and an inner diameter width separating the continuous sidewall of the shadow box insert member, the box area corresponding in shape and less than the viewing area, wherein the shadow box insert length and shadow box insert width are proportional to the length and width, respectively, of the frame backing member.

US Pat. No. 10,888,180

QUICK SETUP HUTCH UNIT

INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPA...

1. A hutch unit comprising:a front panel and two laterally opposing sidewalls, each sidewall including a front sidewall edge hingedly connected to the front panel along a front sidewall fold line;
a back panel;
one or more shelf units, each shelf unit hingedly connected to the front panel adjacent to a front shelf edge, and each shelf unit hingedly connected to the back panel adjacent to a rear shelf edge;
the back panel having opposing lateral back edges;
first and second back flaps hingedly connected to the lateral back edges extending forward from the back panel, each of the first and second back flaps positioned in abutting relationship to a respective sidewall to define first and second overlapping sidewall portions along each sidewall; and
vertical sliding connections joining the back flaps to the sidewalls at the overlapping sidewall portions, wherein the vertical sliding connections guide the back flaps in vertical displacement relative to the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,888,179

SUPPORT BRACKET FOR MOUNTING SYSTEM

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A support bracket, comprising:a major body with a first surface and a second surface, the first surface opposing the second surface;
a horizontal shaft extending substantially across an edge of the major body, the horizontal shaft including at least a first upper surface, the first upper surface extending substantially horizontally away from the first surface of the major body; and
an engaging structure extending from the major body, the major body is triangular in shape, the major body has a first edge, a second edge and a third edge, the engaging structure runs along the first edge, the horizontal shaft runs along the second edge, and the third edge extends between a first distal end of the horizontal shaft and a second distal end of the engaging structure.

US Pat. No. 10,888,178

JEWELRY ORGANIZER

1. A jewelry display, comprising:a ferromagnetic planar substrate having a front surface opposite a back surface;
a bracket configured to be attached to a wall, the bracket defining an inner surface opposite an outer surface, the inner surface configured to face the wall and the outer surface configured to face the ferromagnetic planar substrate, wherein the bracket comprises at least one wall engagement surface disposed along the inner surface and at least one ferromagnetic planar substrate engagement surface disposed along the outer surface;
an adhesive backed non-slip covering adhesively attached to the at least one ferromagnetic planar substrate engagement surface, the adhesive backed non-slip covering comprising at least 8 square inches, wherein the back surface of the ferromagnetic planar substrate is configured to abut against the adhesive backed non-slip covering;
at least one bracket magnet disposed on the inner surface of the bracket positioned opposite the at least one ferromagnetic planar substrate engagement surface, wherein the at least one bracket magnet is a permanent magnet, and wherein the back surface of the ferromagnetic planar substrate is configured to removably attach to the bracket due to the magnetic force of the at least one bracket magnet attracting the ferromagnetic planar substrate; and
a plurality of jewelry fixtures configured to be removably attached to the front surface of the ferromagnetic planar substrate, each jewelry fixture comprising at least one permanent fixture magnet and a jewelry holding structure, wherein the at least one permanent fixture magnet of each jewelry fixture is magnetically attracted to the ferromagnetic planar substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,888,177

WALL MOUNTING DEVICES

Parallax Group Internatio...

1. A bracket for a wall mounting assembly comprising:a first frame member having an opening passing from a front side to a back side, a first edge, a second edge, and a first hook disposed along a top edge and facing the back side;
a second frame member having a second hook disposed on a back side of the second frame member;
a first cover and a second cover that slidably engage the first edge and second edge of the first frame member and are sized and dimensioned to cover the front side of the first frame member;
wherein the first frame member and the second frame member are rotatably coupled at a hinge such that the second frame member is capable of rotating between a first position and a second position;
and
wherein, when the second frame member rotates from the first position to the second position, the second hook rotates through the opening of the first frame member and extends outward from the back side of the first frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,888,176

HEAT ABSORBING DOOR FOR A REFRIGERATED MERCHANDISER

Hussmann Corporation, Br...

1. A door for a refrigerated merchandiser including a case defining a product display area, the door comprising:a frame;
a first glass pane coupled to the frame and having heat-absorbing glass, the first glass pane configured to be positioned adjacent an ambient environment surrounding the refrigerated merchandiser to absorb radiation from the ambient environment;
a second glass pane coupled to the frame and configured to be positioned adjacent the product display area, the second glass pane having a conductive coating; and
a third glass pane positioned between and spaced from the first glass pane and the second glass pane, the third glass pane having a low emissivity coating.

US Pat. No. 10,888,175

CHILD SEAT

Wonderland Switzerland AG...

1. A child seat comprising:a seat portion;
a backrest frame and a front guard respectively connected pivotally with the seat portion;
a latch connected with the seat portion and operable to lock the front guard in position, the latch being movable relative to the seat portion and the front guard to engage with and disengage from the front guard, wherein the latch is engaged with the front guard for locking the front guard and disengaged from the front guard for unlocking the front guard; and
a linking part respectively coupled to the latch and the backrest frame, the backrest frame being rotatable to cause the latch to unlock for rotation of the front guard.

US Pat. No. 10,888,174

MOSQUITO BED NET ASSEMBLY

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPI...

1. A mosquito bed net assembly comprising:a mosquito bed net having an upper surface, wherein the upper surface has a plane and the bed net comprises a first insecticide, and
a barrier member disposed above the upper surface of the bed net,
wherein the barrier member comprises a second insecticide, and
wherein the barrier member comprises a first upstanding planar sheet that extends in a vertical plane that is perpendicular to the upper surface of the bed net, and
at least a portion of the barrier member is attached to the upper surface of the bed net, and
wherein the barrier member is suitable for intercepting mosquitoes flying above the upper surface of the bed net and delivering to them a dose of the second insecticide.

US Pat. No. 10,888,173

AIR CONTROLLER WITH VIBRATION ISOLATORS

Sleep Number Corporation,...

1. An air bed system comprising:a mattress comprising a first inflatable air chamber; and
an air controller fluidly connected to the first inflatable air chamber of the mattress for inflating and deflating the first inflatable air chamber, the air controller comprising:
an air pump;
a flow control assembly fluidly connected between the air pump and the first inflatable air chamber and including a first vertical post extending along an axis and having a first post top and a first post bottom opposite to the first post top along the axis;
first and second supporting structures, wherein the flow control assembly is supported between the first and second supporting structures; and
a plurality of vibration isolators including at least a first vibration isolator positioned between and supported by the first supporting structure and the first post top of the flow control assembly, and a second vibration isolator positioned between and supported by the second supporting structure and the first post bottom of the flow control assembly, wherein the first vibration isolator and the second vibration isolator are separate.

US Pat. No. 10,888,172

FOLDING BED

Zhejiang Natural Outdoor ...

1. A folding bed, comprising:a support frame; and
an air mattress arranged on the support frame, the support frame supporting the air mattress,
wherein the support frame comprises:
a supporting body; and
a fixing mechanism comprising an adjusting portion, the adjusting portion comprises:
an adjusting part; and
a second fixing structure comprising:
a second fixing protrusion; and
a fixing groove, and
wherein the second fixing protrusion is arranged on the adjusting part, the fixing groove is arranged on the supporting body, the second fixing protrusion is snapped in the fixing groove to fix the adjusting part with the supporting body, and to enable the adjusting portion to be positioned in a first position, a second position and a third position, respectively,
wherein the third position is a position at which the air mattress is unfolded,
the supporting body comprises a first sub-rod, a second sub-rod and a third sub-rod, and
the adjusting part comprises an adjusting plate and a handle, when the adjusting portion is positioned in the third position, on a plane where the adjusting portion is rotated, a gap is formed between the handle and the first sub-rod or the third sub-rod, and the gap is configured to allow a hand of a user to pass therethrough, so as to hold the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,888,171

TILT BED TILTABLE EXTENSION

1. A tilt bed, comprising:a) a tiltable base configured to adjust along a plurality of widthwise demarcations defining a plurality of tilt sections comprising a tilt profile in use;
b) at least one tiltable lateral extension configured to extend a width or a length of the tiltable base and to adjust along a plurality of interconnecting hinges demarcating a plurality of interconnected extension panels matching the tilt profile; and
c) a plurality of independent extensible attachments configured to secure the bed tilt sections to the at least one lateral extension at each of the extension panels,
wherein the plurality of independent extensible attachments comprise ‘C’ clamps with knobbed securing bolts on each side of each clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,888,170

FURNITURE OBJECTS FOR STORING FOLDABLE BEDS

Night and Day Furniture, ...

1. A chest configured to transition between an open position and a closed position, the chest comprising:a front panel, side panels and a top panel, the front panel including a first portion and a second portion, the side panels including first sub-side panels and second sub-side panels, the first portion of the front panel being hingably connected to a base of the chest, and the second portion of the front panel hingably connected to the first portion of the front panel and fixed to the first sub-side panels such that the first sub-side panels pivot together with the second portion of the front panel, wherein
the second portion of the front panel is stored within an enclosure formed by at least the first portion of the front panel, the top panel and the second sub-side panels abutting respective ones of the first sub-side panels fixed to the second portion of the front panel, when the chest is in the closed position, and
the first portion and the second portion of the front panel form at least a portion of a sleeping platform with the first sub-side panels that are fixed to the second portion of the front panel being separated from the respective ones of the second sub-side panels, when the chest is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,888,169

ELECTRIC SOFA FRAME

DONGGUAN JACKWELL HARDWAR...

1. An electric sofa frame, comprising: a bottom frame assembly, a sofa mounting frame, a leg assembly, a back assembly, a linkage mechanism, a first driving electric motor for driving the movement of the linkage mechanism, a fixing frame, a headrest assembly, a waistrest assembly, a second driving electric motor for rotating the waistrest assembly, and a third driving electric motor for rotating the headrest assembly; whereinthe movement of the linkage mechanism extends or contracts the leg assembly and/or the back assembly;
the headrest assembly and the waistrest assembly are connected to the back assembly via the fixing frame;
the waistrest assembly includes a first support piece, a first support, a roller, a first active piece, a first shaft body and a first tension spring;
one end of the first support piece is mounted on the fixing frame, and the other end of the first support piece, a middle portion of the first support and a middle portion of the first active piece are rotatably installed on the first shaft body;
the roller is rotatably installed on the other end of the first support;
a piston rod of the second driving electric motor is rotatably disposed on one end of the first active piece;
the body of the second driving electric motor is rotatably disposed on one end of the fixing frame;
the other end of the first active piece is provided with a first protruding post;
the first support is provided with a first arc groove for accommodating the first protruding post;
both ends of the first tension spring are respectively disposed at the fixing frame and one end of the first support; and
the first tension spring is used for tensioning the first support such that the first protruding post urges against the sidewall on one end of the first arc groove.

US Pat. No. 10,888,168

INTERCONVERTABLE PET STAIRS AND OTTOMAN

1. An apparatus convertible for placement on a floor between a furniture configuration without exposed stairs and a stairs configuration with exposed stairs comprising:a) first and second sections;
b) the first section providing a base with a front, a rear and spaced sides; the base configured and shaped such that, when in the stairs configuration, a portion of the base engages the floor near the front and rear of the base on both sides of the base; the base having an opening into a receiving area;
c) the second section being reciprocally received within the receiving area of the first section so as to be substantially fully received in the first section and having sides that engage the floor near both the front and rear thereof;
d) the second section being mounted on the first section by glides on each of the sides thereof that allow the first section to reciprocate into and out of the first section so that, when outside the first section, the apparatus is in the stairs configuration and when inside the first section, the apparatus is in the furniture configuration; and
e) each of the first and second sections have a top.

US Pat. No. 10,888,167

TRAVEL PILLOW

1. A travel pillow, comprising:at least one connecting rod having a first end and a second end; and
a first pillow body and a second pillow body, each of which has a frame and a soft cushion mounted on the frame, with one end of each of said frames being coupled to one of said first end and said second end of said connecting rod,
wherein said first pillow body is configured to be rotated at said first end of said connecting rod and locked at a first predetermined angle relative to a length of said connecting rod, and said second pillow body is configured to be rotated at said second end of said connecting rod and locked at a second predetermined angle relative to the length of said connecting rod;
wherein, in a folded state, the first soft cushion and the second soft cushion sandwich the connecting rod and form a backrest cushion with oppositely facing outer cushioning surfaces, and in an unfolded state, one or both of the soft cushions is swung away from the connecting rod, and the soft cushions are adapted to engage a head and one of a torso of the user or another object, respectively, to support the head of the user relative to the torso or the other object; and
wherein each of the soft cushions is formed in a U-shape and comprises a central opening adapted to support the head or a chin of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,888,166

STAIR BLOCK CUSHION

1. A method of blocking a stairway comprising:providing a cushion having a step shape and comprising a rear surface vertically disposed, a bottom surface horizontally disposed, a first L-shaped sidewall vertically disposed, a second L-shaped sidewall vertically disposed, a first front vertical surface extending upward from the bottom surface, a horizontal front surface extending horizontally from the first front vertical surface toward the rear surface, a second front vertical surface extending upward from the horizontal front surface, and a top horizontal surface extending horizontally from the second front vertical surface and adjoining with the rear surface; and
blocking the stairway by placing the first front vertical surface against a first riser of the stairway, the horizontal front surface against a tread of the stairway extending horizontally from said first riser, and the second front vertical surface against a second riser of the stairway extending downwardly from said tread.

US Pat. No. 10,888,165

TELESCOPIC SINGLE-LEGGED PORTABLE WORKING CHAIR

1. A telescopic single-legged portable working chair capable of reusing human energy, the chair comprising:an upper frame; and
a lower frame with a locking bar provided at the top of the lower frame, and telescoped inside the upper frame;
a cylinder and a piston provided in the lower frame;
a saddle frame fixed to the upper frame;
a saddle hinged on the saddle frame;
a saddle spring provided between the saddle and the saddle frame;
a trigger line connected at one side of the saddle and being pulled as the saddle is lifted:
a pair of trigger arms provided inside the upper frame, and configured to pivot to lock or unlock the locking bar;
a trigger slider connected to the trigger line, being moved under tension on the trigger line, and configured to prevent the pair of trigger arms from pivoting when the trigger slider is positioned between the pair of trigger arm; and
a trigger slider spring configured to return a position of the trigger slider;
wherein the lower frame stores energy due to gravity acting on a body when sitting on the saddle so as to push the body when standing up.

US Pat. No. 10,888,164

OFFICE SYSTEMS WITH SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

STEELCASE INC., Grand Ra...

1. An office system comprising:a lower leg portion;
an upper leg portion telescopically and reciprocally moveable relative to the the lower leg portion;
a distance and/or force multiplier disposed between and coupled to the lower and upper leg portions, wherein the distance and/or force multiplier comprises a shape memory material, wherein the shape memory material is contractible between at least a non-energized state and an energized state in response to an application of energy, and wherein the distance and/or force multiplier moves the upper leg portion in a first direction relative to the the lower leg portion when the shape memory material is contracted to the energized state, and wherein the upper leg portion is moveable in a second direction opposite the first direction relative to the lower leg portion when the shape memory material is in the non-energized state.

US Pat. No. 10,888,163

FOLDABLE GLIDER CHAIR

Westfield Outdoor, Inc., ...

1. A foldable glider chair comprising:a base comprising:
first and second front leg supports and first and second rear leg supports, the first front leg support being pivotally connected to the second front leg support, the first rear leg support being pivotally connected to the second rear leg support, the first front leg support and the first rear leg support being connected to a first lower leg support, the second front leg support and second rear leg support being connected to a second lower leg support, the first and second lower leg supports being configured to support the glider chair on a support surface, the first front leg support and the first rear leg support being connected to a first upper leg support, the second front leg support and second rear leg support being connected to a second upper leg support, the base being movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position, wherein in the expanded position, the first upper leg support is spaced from the second upper leg support at a first distance, and wherein in the collapsed position the first upper leg support is spaced from the second upper leg support at a second distance, and the first distance is greater than the second distance; and
a gliding seat frame comprising:
first and second front seat supports and first and second rear seat supports, the first front seat support being operatively pivotally connected to the second front seat support, the first rear seat support being operatively pivotally connected to the second rear seat support, the first front seat support and the first rear seat support being connected to a first upper seat support, the second front seat support and the second rear seat support being connected to a second upper seat support, the first and second upper seat supports being configured to support a seat of the glider chair, the first front seat support and the first rear seat support being operatively connected to a first lower seat support, the second front seat support and second rear seat support being operatively connected to a second lower seat support, the gliding seat frame being movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position, wherein in the expanded position, the first upper seat support is spaced from the second upper seat support at a third distance, and wherein in the collapsed position, the first upper seat support is spaced from the second upper seat support at a fourth distance, and the third distance is greater than the fourth distance; and
further comprising first and second front glide struts and first and second rear glide struts, the first lower seat support being pivotally connected with the first front glide strut and the first rear glide strut, the second lower seat support being pivotally connected to the second front glide strut and the second rear glide strut, the first front glide strut and the first rear glide strut each being pivotally connected to the first upper leg support, the second front glide strut and the second rear glide strut each being operatively pivotally connected to the second upper leg support.

US Pat. No. 10,888,162

THEATER RECLINER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING RECLINERS TO EXISTING THEATER RISERS

1. A theater recliner assembly, the assembly comprising:a recliner chair having:
a pair of L-shaped bases defined by a vertical member and a horizontal member, the L-shaped bases being operable to detachably mount a riser defined by a vertical wall and a horizontal wall,
whereby the vertical member of the L-shaped bases rests flush against the vertical wall of the riser, and the horizontal member of the L-shaped bases rests flush against the horizontal wall of the riser;
a low profile seat cushion being disposed parallel with the horizontal wall of the riser;
a backrest being disposed adjacent to the seat cushion, the backrest configured to tilt rearwardly and forward in relation to the low profile seat cushion;
an extendable footrest being disposed adjacent to the seat cushion, the extendable footrest being operable to conceal the vertical wall, the footrest configured to extend and retract in relation to the vertical wall;
whereby the backrest tilts rearwardly, and the extendable footrest extends when a rearward force is applied to the backrest,
whereby the backrest tilts forward, and the extendable footrest retracts when a forward force is applied to the backrest; and
a miniaturized lifting mechanism disposed between the seat cushion and the horizontal wall of the riser, the miniaturized lifting mechanism being operatively connected to the backrest and the extendable footrest,
whereby the miniaturized lifting mechanism facilitates rearward and forward tilting by the backrest,
whereby the miniaturized lifting mechanism facilitates extension and retraction of the footrest,
whereby the low profile of the seat cushion provides operational space for the miniaturized lifting mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,888,161

SEATING DEVICE COMPRISING SEATING PARAMETER DETECTION

Stabilus GmbH, Koblenz (...

1. An electrically adjustable seating device, comprising:at least one sensor element,
a processor,
a memory unit, and
at least one electromechanical actuator,
the at least one sensor element being designed to detect predetermined first seating parameter data relating to a person sitting on the seating device and to transmit said data to the processor, wherein the processor is designed to
determine predetermined first person parameter data, relating to the person, from the predetermined first seating parameter data, by running a learnt algorithm based on a correlation established by a learning system between predetermined second seating parameter data and predetermined second person parameter data both of which are derived from a plurality of experimentees other than the person placed on a test seating device of the same type as the seating device, wherein the learnt algorithm allows the processor to determine the predetermined first person parameter data without having to enter the predetermined first person parameter data into the processor beforehand,
extract control data, which are associated with the first person parameter data, from the memory unit, and
control the at least one electromechanical actuator on the basis of the control data such that every user directly is provided with an optimum seated position,
wherein the first person parameter data relating to the person, which data are determined from the predetermined first seating parameter data, comprise data including at least one of proportions and sex of the person.

US Pat. No. 10,888,160

APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUSLY AND ADJUSTABLY SUBDIVIDING A SPACE

1. An apparatus for adjustably continuously subdividing a rectangular storage space into subspaces with dimensions larger than a minimum subspace dimension, said storage space having right and left opposite vertical interior surfaces, and top and bottom opposite horizontal interior surfaces, wherein all said interior surfaces are substantially flat, wherein said horizontal interior surfaces are parallel to and spaced apart by a vertical span, and wherein said vertical interior surfaces are parallel to and spaced apart by a horizontal span,whereby intersections between said interior surfaces define surface intersections, and whereby said interior surfaces define a rectangular front opening to said storage space perpendicular to said surface intersections, comprising:
front and rear rails mounted on each of said interior surfaces, all said front rails being parallel to, and spaced a setback distance from, said front opening, and all said rear rails being parallel to, and spaced a separation distance from, said front rails;
a subspace-defining structure having a front edge and a rear edge parallel to said front edge, and right and left edges perpendicular to said front and rear edges;
front and rear rails mounted on said subspace-defining structure, said front rail being parallel to, and spaced said setback distance from, said front edge, and said rear rail being parallel to, and spaced said separation distance from, said front rail,
wherein each of said rails is straight and has two ends, a rail length between said ends, and a channel extending at least partially along said rail length having a partially closed interior cross section with a rail channel aperture narrower than said interior cross section communicating between said storage space and said interior cross section,
wherein at least one of said rails mounted on said interior surfaces has a widened notch wider than said rail channel aperture and having a notch length communicating with said rail channel aperture, with said notch entirely located less than said minimum subspace dimension from the nearest surface intersection;
a first front slidable lockable fastener received in said front rail mounted on said subspace-defining structure and also received in said front rail mounted on a first of said interior surfaces, and a first rear slidable lockable fastener received in said rear rail mounted on said subspace-defining structure and also received in said rear rail mounted on, said first interior surface, wherein each of said slidable lockable fasteners has two legs, each leg with a head portion and a neck portion, with said head portion being larger than said rail channel aperture, but smaller than said interior cross section and also smaller than said widened notch, and said neck portion being smaller than said rail channel aperture, whereby said head portions can fit through said widened notches of said rails and be received inside said interior cross sections of said partially closed channels of said rails, and slide inside said partially closed channels, with said neck portions sliding along said rail channel aperture, to a desired position, whereby said subspace-defining structure can be locked in place when said subspace-defining structure is slid to a desired location along said rails, whereby said fasteners are slidably lockably retained at said desired location in said rails by said head portions and said neck portions, except at said widened notches;
whereby said storage space can be continuously adjustably subdivided to form a subspace larger than said minimum subspace dimension by sliding said subspace-defining structure along said rails and locking said slidable lockable fasteners when said subspace-defining structure is in a desired location on said rails that is farther from said nearest surface intersection than said minimum subspace dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,888,159

EXTENSION CONNECTING STRUCTURE FOR A CHAIR LEG

Spec Seats Technologies I...

1. An extension connecting structure for mounting onto a chair leg, comprising:a connecting plate, a base plate and a connecting part, wherein an end of the connecting plate is connected to the base plate, the connecting part is disposed at another end of a connecting piece, the connecting part is configured to mount the chair leg;
a pin and the connecting part further comprising a connecting piece, a first extension piece and a second extension piece, wherein the first extension piece and the second extension piece are respectively provided on two sides of the connecting piece and are respectively provided with a hole, the pin is configured to pass through the holes so that the chair leg is mounted between the connecting piece, the first extension piece, the second extension piece and the pin; and
wherein the pin further comprises a lever portion and a pin portion, the lever portion is formed at an end of the pin portion, and another end of the pin portion is configured to pass through the holes of the first extension piece and the second extension piece.

US Pat. No. 10,888,158

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail;
a second rail displaceable relative to the first rail in a longitudinal direction; and
a first slide-aiding device and a second slide-aiding device, which are both arranged on the first rail, wherein the first slide-aiding device and the second slide-aiding device both comprise a plurality of rolling members;
wherein, when the second rail is at a retracted position relative to the first rail, the plurality of rolling members of the first slide-aiding device and the plurality of rolling members of the second slide-aiding device support different sections of the second rail;
wherein, when the second rail displaces from the retracted position in a first direction for a pre-determined opening range, the second slide-aiding device follows the second rail and displaces to a pre-determined position in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,888,157

DRAWER GUIDE

Schock Metallwerk GmbH, ...

1. Drawer guide for guiding a drawer which is extendable out of a carcass in an extension direction, comprising:a guidance unit configured as a vertical guidance unit and a guidance unit configured as a lateral guidance unit, the two guidance units each comprising a carcass-side guidance rail and a drawer-side guidance rail mounted on rolling bodies, and
a coupling device coupling the two guidance units to each other,
wherein the coupling device comprises two or more than two coupling elements which are brought or able to be brought into engagement with each other for coupling two guidance rails and which are moveable relative to each other in one or more spatial directions.

US Pat. No. 10,888,156

APPLICATOR TOOL CLEANER AND DRYER

KML LIFESTYLE LLC, Westl...

1. A method of cleaning and drying applicator tools comprising:receiving, at an applicator tool cleaning device, at least one applicator tool in a tray, the at least one applicator tool having an application portion and a handle, wherein the tray is configured to store the at least one applicator tool by the handle with the application portion facing down;
receiving, by a processor of the applicator tool cleaning device, a first signal to initiate a cleaning process on the at least one applicator tool;
lowering the tray into a bowl with a mat arranged at a bottom of the bowl, the mat having protrusions configured to be contacted with the application portion of the at least one applicator tool;
dispensing cleaning liquid into the bowl;
oscillating, by a motor of the applicator tool cleaning device, the tray to contact the application portion with the protrusions of the mat;
removing the cleaning liquid from the bowl;
dispensing a rinsing liquid into the bowl;
removing the rinsing liquid from the bowl;
displaying a first indication that the cleaning process is complete;
lifting the tray vertically out of the bowl to remove the application portion out of the bowl and align the application portion with an outlet of a drying mechanism of the applicator tool cleaning device that blows air and is vertically above a top of the bowl;
receiving, by the processor, a second signal to initiate a drying process on the at least one applicator tool;
blowing air, by the drying mechanism, to the application portion of the at least one applicator tool via the outlet;
determining, by a sensor of the applicator tool cleaning device, that the drying process is complete; and
displaying a second indication that the drying process is complete.

US Pat. No. 10,888,155

ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care implement comprising:a handle;
a head coupled to the handle, the head comprising a front surface, a rear surface opposite the front surface, and a base portion comprising a basin cavity having an open top end;
an aperture in the rear surface of the head that defines a passageway into the basin cavity;
an applicator disposed in the basin cavity and extending through the aperture, the applicator formed of a capillary material; and
a cleaning element assembly comprising a head plate and a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted to the head plate, the cleaning element assembly coupled to the base portion of the head to enclose the open top end of the basin cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,888,154

FLUID DISPENSING BRUSH

1. A fluid dispensing brush comprising:a housing defining an interior space;
a plurality of bristles coupled to and extending from a front of the housing, the bristles being tubular such that the bristles are in fluidic communication with the interior space, each bristle having a terminus distal from the front of the housing, the terminus being closed;
a handle coupled by a first endpoint to a first end of the housing wherein the handle is configured for grasping in a hand of a user positioning the user for manipulating the bristles through hair;
a plurality of holes, each hole being positioned in a respective bristle, each hole being positioned on a side of said respective bristle facing said handle wherein an opposite side of said respective bristle facing away from said handle is solid;
a channel extending through the handle from a second endpoint of the handle to the housing;
a pump coupled to the handle and positioned in the channel proximate to the housing such that the pump is in fluidic communication with the interior space;
a reservoir selectively insertable into the channel such that a nozzle of the reservoir sealably couples to an inlet of the pump such that the reservoir is in fluidic communication with the pump wherein the pump is configured for selectively pumping a fluid positioned in the reservoir through the interior space and the bristles such that the fluid exits the holes for applying the fluid to the hair; and
a plurality of bulbs, each bulb being coupled to the terminus of a respective bristle wherein the bulbs are configured for massaging a scalp as the user manipulates the plurality of bristles through the hair, the bulbs comprising at least one of rubber and silicone such that the bulbs are resiliently compressible.

US Pat. No. 10,888,153

ORAL CARE MOUTHPIECE WITH BRUSHING ELEMENTS

Willo 32 SAS, Limoges (F...

1. An oral care mouthpiece comprising:a base shaped to a dental arch, wherein the base elastically deforms in response to pressure variations in the mouthpiece;
a set of one or more supports: (i) attached to the base; and (ii) that allow the base to elastically deform in response to the pressure variations in the mouthpiece;
a set of oral care elements: (i) attached to the set of one or more supports; and (ii) placed to transmit pressure to the dental arch when the base elastically deforms in response to the pressure variations in the mouthpiece;
wherein each support in the set of one or more supports comprises a canvas of woven fibers; and
wherein the oral care elements in the set of oral care elements are attached to the supports in the set of one or more supports by being woven into the canvas.

US Pat. No. 10,888,152

APPLICATOR DEVICE FOR APPLYING A FLUID OR PASTY PRODUCT TO KERATIN FIBRES

SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE M...

1. A one-piece applicator device for applying a fluid or pasty product to keratin fibres, comprising:a core that extends along a longitudinal axis (XX) and provided with at least one radial through-opening,
at least one flexible stem that is embedded at at least a first and a second point along the longitudinal core and that extends substantially along the longitudinal axis (XX) in a radial plane of the device,
spikes provided on the core and/or on the at least one flexible stem,
wherein the at least one flexible stem has at least a first and a second curve along its length such that the at least one flexible stem extends into the at least one radial through-opening without contact to ensure mobility of the at least one flexible stem in the radial plane.

US Pat. No. 10,888,151

PAINT BRUSH AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A paint brush with a velutinous painting portion, comprising:a painting portion comprising a unitary body including a cavity defining an interior volume and an opening having a perimeter edge, the opening providing access to the cavity, the unitary body including an interior face having a rigid surface and an exterior face having a surface including a plurality of upright
flexible velutinous members;
a semi-rigid insert disposed within the interior volume of the body, the semi-rigid insert including a size less than or equal to a size of the interior volume of the cavity;
a handle connected coaxially to the body; and
a ferrule connecting the handle to the body to seal the semi-rigid insert within the body.

US Pat. No. 10,888,150

LIGHT WEIGHT MODULAR POUCH ATTACHMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

FirstSpear Technology Gro...

1. A pouch, comprising:a platform having a front side having angularly related first, second, and third elongate peripheral portions bounding a pouch region thereon;
a first pouch enclosure panel comprising laminated layers of material with a peripheral edge at least partially thereabout comprising angularly related first, second, and third elongate peripheral connector portions bounding a pouch enclosure region of the first pouch enclosure panel, the first, second and third elongate connector portions being longitudinally connected to the first, second, and third peripheral portions of the platform, respectively, and elongate standing portions comprising ends of the connector portions, respectively, supporting the first pouch enclosure panel in overlaying spaced relation to the pouch region of the front side of the platform defining and bounding a cavity therebetween and at least one opening connected to the cavity; and
the first pouch enclosure panel comprising laminated layers, and at least the standing portions comprising stiffened fusions of the laminated layers.

US Pat. No. 10,888,149

BACKPACKS THAT USE MAGNETIC FORCES TO ALTER LOAD DISTRIBUTION

1. A backpack for changing load distribution on a user comprising:an outer portion comprising;
a first compartment configured to hold an inner portion;
a first closable opening;
the inner portion positioned inside the outer portion comprising;
a second compartment configured to hold a load;
a second closable opening, wherein the first closable opening and second closable opening are aligned such that the load passes through the first closable opening and the second closable opening into the second compartment;
a first plurality of magnets attached to the outer portion, wherein the first plurality of magnets is:
oriented such that a consistent magnetic pole of each magnet of the first plurality of magnets points towards the first compartment; and
constrained such that the distance between any two magnets of the first plurality of magnets is fixed;
a second plurality of magnets attached to the inner portion, wherein the second plurality of magnets is;
oriented such that a consistent magnetic pole of each magnet of the second plurality of magnets points towards the first compartment; and
constrained such that the distance between any two magnets of the second plurality of magnets is fixed;
wherein the first plurality of magnets is oriented such that a magnetic field of the first plurality of magnets exerts a repulsive force on the second plurality of magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,888,148

BAKED POWDER PENCILS, STICKS AND PELLETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Cosmetic Group USA, Inc.,...

1. A cosmetic pencil comprising:a housing having a base portion with a hollow interior and an opening that opens into the hollow interior, the housing having an axial dimension along an axis; and
a stick or pellet of cosmetic material disposed at least partially within the hollow interior of the base portion, the stick or pellet of cosmetic material including a body section having an end portion that is arranged to extend through the opening of the base portion;
wherein the base portion of the housing includes at least one projection arranged adjacent the opening of the base portion, the at least one projection arranged to project into the body section of the stick or pellet of cosmetic material; and
wherein the at least one projection has a tapered surface having an oblique angle relative to the axis and facing into the base portion of housing, and wherein the tapered surface is arranged to extend into the body section of the stick or pellet of cosmetic material.

US Pat. No. 10,888,147

COSMETIC CONTAINER

SHYA HSIN PACKAGING INDUS...

1. A cosmetic container, comprising:a tubular housing;
an inner sleeve disposed in the tubular housing; and
an elastic mechanism;wherein:the inner sleeve comprises a first part, a second part, and a partition between the first part and the second part;
the first part and the second part are disposed on the partition and extend axially towards two opposite directions;
the elastic mechanism is disposed between the first part of the inner sleeve and an inner wall of the tubular housing;
the first part of the inner sleeve is a hollow structure and comprises a limit column, an elastic column, and an axial gap between the limit column and the elastic column;
the second part of the inner sleeve comprises a tube adapting to accommodate cosmetics;
the elastic column comprises an outer surface facing the elastic mechanism, and the outer surface of the elastic column is provided with a first stopping point;
the limit column comprises an outer surface facing the elastic mechanism, and the outer surface of the limit column is provided with a second stopping point;
the elastic mechanism comprises an annular body, an elastic ring connected to the annular body, and a reset spring disposed in the first part and connected to an inner end surface of the tubular housing;
the annular body and the elastic ring sleeve the limit column and the elastic column;
the annular body comprises a first clamping point corresponding to the first stopping point of the elastic column and a second clamping point corresponding to the second stopping point of the limit column;
the elastic ring comprises an elastic press point corresponding to the first stopping point; and
the tubular housing comprises a button corresponding to the elastic press point of the elastic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,888,146

APPARATUS FOR HOLDING AND DISPENSING COSMETICS

The Roberts Container Cor...

1. An apparatus for holding a cosmetics matter comprising:a product holder for holding the cosmetics matter;
the product holder lies and fits slidably within a sheath;
the sheath has a channel that runs along a longitudinal axis of the sheath;
a button slider slidably engages the sheath;
the button slider has a first button slider end and a second button slider end;
the first button slider end and the second button slider end lie perpendicularly with respect to one another;
the second button slider end is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the sheath;
the second button slider end engages the product holder;
the first button slider end slidably engages the sheath;
the channel of the sheath has a waved channel surface, with a first channel surface elevation and a second channel surface elevation;
the button slider has at least one triangular boss portion, which engages the waved channel surface;
wherein the button slider allows a consumer to apply a force along the longitudinal axis of the sheath; the force is translated from the first button slider end to the second button slider end and to the product holder along the longitudinal axis of the sheath so that the product holder can be moved from a first product elevation to a second product elevation.

US Pat. No. 10,888,145

COSMETIC APPLICATOR

Toly Management Ltd., Ze...

1. A cosmetic applicator for applying a product including a cosmetic or a care product, comprising:an applicator head retained at a distal end of a stem and a cap at a proximal end of the stem;
wherein the applicator head comprises a first applicator member and a second applicator member;
wherein the first applicator member is cylindrical in shape and has a cavity extending throughout a length of the first applicator member;
wherein the cavity has an opening at a distal end of the first applicator member;
wherein the second applicator member is an elongated rod like structure and at least a portion of the second applicator member is received within the cavity of the first applicator member;
wherein a portion of an outer surface of the first applicator member includes a first application surface having a plurality of application elements;
wherein a distal end surface of the second applicator member includes a second application surface; and
wherein the distal end surface of the second applicator member is a single, continuous surface that substantially spans the opening and is in a fixed position relative to the first applicator member and to the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,888,144

RETRACTABLE UMBRELLA FRAME

1. A retractable umbrella frame device, comprising:a base body structure, said base body structure comprising a first end, a second end, and a length between said first end and said second end, said base body structure comprising at least one solid support wall between said first end and said second end and at least one opening between said first end and said second end;
a central axis structure, said central axis structure at least partially surrounded by said base body structure and substantially spanning said length of said base body structure from said first end to said second end; and
a skeletal frame structure, said skeletal frame structure comprising a plurality of arms, each arm in said plurality of arms comprising a connected end and a free end, said connected ends moveably connected to said central axis structure such that travel of said connected ends from said second end to said first end retracts said plurality of arms into said base body structure and travel of said connected ends from said first end to said second end extends said plurality of arms from said base body structure, wherein said central axis structure further comprises a movement component at least partially internal to said central axis structure, wherein at least one arm in said plurality of arms is connected to said movement component, said retractable umbrella device further comprising a hub structure at least partially surrounding said central axis structure, said connected ends of said arms moveably connected to said hub structure, said hub structure configured to move along the length of said central axis structure, said retractable umbrella frame device further comprising a nut structure at least partially internal to said central axis structure and connected to said movement component, wherein said hub structure is connected to said nut structure, wherein said central axis structure further comprises an access opening, wherein said hub structure is connected to said nut structure by a connection element, said connection element passing through said access opening.

US Pat. No. 10,888,143

ERGONOMIC WRISTBAND FOR A WRIST WEARABLE DEVICE SUCH AS A SMARTWATCH

SMART INTERNATIONAL ENTER...

1. An ergonomic wristband (100) for a wrist wearable device (200), comprising:a main body (102) comprising a top surface (102a), a bottom surface (102b), a first portion (104), a second portion (106), a third portion (108), a fourth portion (110), a fifth portion (112), and a sixth portion (114);
a first band (116) comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the first band (116) is attached to the first portion (104) of the main body (102) at the proximal end, and includes a first set of loop holes (120) extending between the proximal end and the distal end;
a second band (118) comprising a near end and a far end, the second band (118) is attached to the second portion (106) of the main body (102) and includes a second set of loop holes (122) extending between the near end and the far end;
at least one coupling (130) used for releasably attaching the wrist wearable device (200) in between the third portion (108) and a point in proximity to the fifth portion (112) of the main body (102) such that when attached, a back portion of the wrist wearable device (200) is laid over the sixth portion (114) of the main body (102);
wherein the fifth portion (112) of the main body (102) includes a first opening (124) through which the distal end of the first band (116) is inserted and looped around a wearer's wrist such that a first segment (116a) of the first band (116) extends over a length of a second segment (116b) of the first band (116) ensuring one of the loop holes from the first set of loop holes (120) present in the first segment of the first band (116) is received and retained by a first retainer member (117) configured on one of the loop holes from the first set of loop holes (120) present in the second segment of the first band (116);
wherein the fourth portion (110) of the main body (102) comprising a second retainer member (119) configured thereon, wherein the far end of the second band (118) is looped around a wearer's thumb such that one of the loop holes from the second set of loop holes (122) of the second band (118) is received, and retained by the second retainer member (119); and
wherein, the wristband (100) with the wrist wearable device (200), when worn by a wearer (300) by looping and securing the first band (116) around the wearer's wrist, and the second band (118) around the wearer's thumb, the main body (102) positions a face portion of the wrist wearable device (200) in a natural line of sight or a very convenient line of sight for the wearer (300) thereby preventing necessity of turning a wearer's arm to view the face portion of the wrist wearable device (200).

US Pat. No. 10,888,142

SYNCHRONOUS OPENING AND CLOSING STRUCTURE AND BACKPACK WITH THE SAME

UNCLESIGN CO., LTD., Tai...

1. A synchronous opening and closing structure, comprising:a first opening and closing structure including a first sliding member and a first tape assembly, wherein the first sliding member is slidably disposed on the first tape assembly so that the first tape assembly is in a closed state or in an open state;
a second opening and closing structure including a second sliding member and a second tape assembly, wherein the second sliding member is slidably disposed on the second tape assembly so that the second tape assembly is in the closed state or in the open state; and
a connecting structure including a connector connecting the first sliding member and the second sliding member, wherein the connector moves in a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction, when the connector moves in the second direction, the first sliding member and the second sliding member slide to the second direction, so that the first tape assembly is in the open state and the second tape assembly is in the closed state; when the connector moves toward the first direction, the first sliding member and the second sliding member slide to the first direction, so that the first tape assembly is in the closed state and the second tape assembly is in the open state;
wherein the first sliding member and the second sliding member are spaced apart from each other, and wherein the first sliding member and the second sliding member are staggered from each other and parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,888,141

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED ZIPPER

1. A method comprising:retrofitting a zipper by attaching an electronics package to a slide of the zipper, the electronics package housing a sensor and wherein the sensor provides for audio sensing, the zipper having a first strip and a second strip and wherein the slide of the zipper is used to interlock or un-interlock projections of the first strip and the second strip to close or open the zipper;
calibrating a software application executing on a processor of a computing device to the zipper;
sensing position of the slide of the zipper using the sensor of the electronics package attached to the slide of the zipper by detecting each sound associated with each projection interlocking or un-interlocking as the slide of the zipper is moved along the first strip and the second strip;
communicating the position of the slide of the zipper from the electronics package to the computing device;
executing one or more instructions of the software application on the processor of the computing device to perform an action based on the position of the slide of the zipper.

US Pat. No. 10,888,140

FLEXIBLE FASTENER FOR TEXTILES

1. A flexible fastener for textiles, the fastener comprising:a plurality of arrays of studs, each stud having a head connected to a stem, within each array of studs every stud being connected to at least one diagonally adjacent stud via an arm adjoining the stem, each array of studs having interstitial recesses defined by the arms and stems;
each array of studs engaged with a complimentary array of rings, each ring having an aperture;
a first carrier piece supporting more than one of the plurality of arrays of studs, the stem of each supported stud protruding through the first carrier piece and through an aperture of one ring of the arrays of rings engaged therewith, the arrays of studs and the arrays of rings being joined together with the heads of the studs and the interstitial recesses exposed on a front face of the first carrier piece and the first carrier piece sandwiched between the supported studs and the rings engaged therewith;
a second carrier piece supporting at least one of the plurality of arrays of studs the stem of each supported stud protruding through the second carrier piece and through an aperture of one ring of the at least one array of rings engaged therewith, the at least one array of studs and the at least one array of rings being joined together with the heads of the studs and the interstitial recesses exposed on a front face of the second carrier piece and the second carrier piece sandwiched between the at least one array of studs and the at least one array of ring engaged therewith; and
wherein the heads of studs supported on the second carrier piece are configured for engagement with the interstitial recesses on the front face of the first carrier piece.

US Pat. No. 10,888,139

TIGHTENING MECHANISMS AND APPLICATIONS INCLUDING SAME

Boa Technology Inc., Den...

1. A reel based device for use in a lacing system, the reel based device comprising:a housing;
a plurality of teeth;
a spool rotatably positioned within the housing, the spool being rotatable in a tightening direction to wind a tension member about the spool and thereby tighten the lacing system and the spool being rotatable in a loosening direction to unwind the tension member from about the spool and thereby loosen the lacing system;
a knob supported by the housing, the knob being rotatable with respect to the housing, the knob being coupled to the spool such that a rotation of the knob in the tightening direction causes the spool to also rotate in the tightening direction; and
a knob core that is separate from the knob and removably couplable thereto, the knob core including one or more pawls, in which at least one of the one or more pawls includes a pawl beam and a pawl spring integrally formed with the pawl beam, the pawl beam being movable between a first position and a second position and the pawl spring being configured to bias the pawl beam toward the first position;
wherein:
in the first position, a distal end of the pawl beam engages with the teeth to prevent the spool from rotating in the loosening direction when a loosening force is applied to the spool; and
in the second position, the distal end of the pawl beam is displaced away from the teeth to allow the spool to rotate within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,888,138

SELF-RECOVERING IMPACT ABSORBING FOOTWEAR

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. An impact absorbing footwear device, comprising:a lower plane defining a frictional interface to a floor surface;
an upper plane configured to laterally engage the lower plane, the upper plane aligned with the lower plane for coordinated movement, the upper plane defining an interface to a wearer of the footwear appliance; and
at least one impact absorbing structure for absorbing forces between the upper and lower planes in response to the coordinated movement;
the impact absorbing structures including an elongated resilient member extending between a plurality of uprights extending orthogonally between the upper and lower planes, the elongated resilient member disposed for deflecting in response to an opposing lateral force between the upper and lower planes.

US Pat. No. 10,888,137

FOOTWEAR SOLE

1. Sole for footwear comprising a lower layer (1) and a side wall (2) along the perimeter of the lower layer, the lower layer (1) comprising a front part (1.1) corresponding to the front area of a user's foot, a middle part (1.2) corresponding to the middle area of a user's foot and a rear part (1.3) corresponding to the rear area of a user's foot, in at least a portion of the front (1.1) or rear part (1.3) of the lower layer (1) there are at least two protrusions (1.4), each arranged and extended transversely to the longitudinal axis (E) of the sole and each of them comprising a first segment (1.41) in contact with the lower layer (1) and a second segment (1.42) following the first segment (1.41), characterized in that there is a first separation (51) between the side ends of each protrusion (1.4) and the side wall (2) that allows the full bending of each protrusion (1.4), the second segment (1.42) is arranged inclined with respect to the first segment (1.41); between two adjacent protrusions (1.4) there is a second separation (S2) so that when said protrusions (1.4) flex when supporting a user's foot, the second segment (1.42) is supported at least partly on the adjacent protrusion (1.4); in the front part (1.1) of the lower layer (1) the inclination of the second segment (1.42) is directed towards the front end of the sole, while in the rear part (1.3) of the lower tread (1) the inclination of the second segment (1.42) is directed towards said rear part of the sole;between the side wall (2) and the first protrusion (1.4) from the front part (1.1) there is a third separation (S3) so that when said protrusion (1.4) flexes when supporting a user's foot, the second segment (1.42) rests at least partly on the side wall (2); and
between the side wall (2) and the first protrusion (1.4) from the rear part (1.3) there is a fourth separation (S4) so that when said protrusion (1.4) flexes when supporting a user's foot, the second segment (1.42) rests at least partly on the side wall (2).

US Pat. No. 10,888,136

APPARATUS FOR ASSISTANCE IN PUTTING ON AND REMOVING FOOTWEAR

1. Apparatus to facilitate putting on and removing footwear by a user, the apparatus comprising:a chair having a seat, arm rests, and legs supporting the seat above a surface upon which the chair is supported, the legs being in direct contact with the surface;
a movable footrest slidably supported on the surface, said footrest having a slope angled downwardly toward the chair to receive the user's feet above the surface at an angle and closer to the user to facilitate the user reaching their feet;
a mechanism mounted to said chair and coupled to said footrest, said mechanism comprising:
an elongated element rotatably mounted to said chair seat and extending beneath said chair seat;
a handle secured to at least one end of said elongated element, said handle enabling said elongated element to be rotated through a limited arc; and
a coupling mechanism having one end mounted to said elongated element and a second end coupled to said footrest;
whereby movement of said handle results in sliding movement of said footrest from one position to a second position on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,888,135

PRE-TENSIONED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MAKING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper;
a sole structure attached to the upper;
wherein each of the upper and the sole structure defines a plurality of apertures arranged in an auxetic configuration;
wherein, when worn by a user, the sole structure is configured to expand auxetically, and the upper is also configured to expand auxetically;
wherein the article of footwear has an unworn article state and a worn article state;
wherein the article of footwear transitions from the unworn article state to the worn article state in response to the user wearing the article of footwear;
wherein the plurality of apertures of the upper and the sole structure are closed when the article of footwear is in the unworn article state; and
wherein the plurality of apertures of the upper and the sole structure are open when the article of footwear is in the worn article state.

US Pat. No. 10,888,134

HELMET PADDING SYSTEM

MATSCITECHNO LICENSING CO...

1. A multi-layer energy dispersing panel for frictional insertion into a headpiece, said panel comprising:a central portion configured to receive a top of a user's head and at least two extending portions configured to extend from said central portion to receive at least a side portion of the user's head when said panel is positioned to engagedly couple within the headpiece, wherein the extending portions terminate, at an end distal from the central portion, in a contiguous shape having a preferential curvature imparted by a spacing pad for absorbing a blow, wherein the distal end of the extending portions is wider than an end of the extending portion proximal to the central portion such that the widened distal ends overlap upon insertion to the headpiece to provide a doubled-thickness energy dispersing portion, wherein said panel comprises a multi-layer composite comprising:
a first absorption layer;
a reinforced elastomeric composite suitable to dissipate and redirect energy, comprising:
a high tensile strength fibrous aramid material, wherein the high tensile strength fibrous aramid material defines a major material surface, disperses energy to facilitate energy dampening and is inelastic in a direction perpendicular to the major material surface;
a first elastomeric material layer that is contiguous with a first side of the high tensile strength fibrous aramid material; and
a second elastomeric material layer that is contiguous with a second side of the high tensile strength fibrous aramid material.

US Pat. No. 10,888,133

SELF-ENGAGING EYELASHES EXTENSION SET

NovaLash, Inc., Houston,...

1. A method of applying an artificial eyelash extension system comprising:positioning a first eyelash extension unit above a wearer's natural eyelashes;
positioning a second eyelash extension unit below a wearer's natural eyelashes;
contacting a support strip of the first eyelash extension unit with a support strip of the second eyelash extension unit; and
engaging the support strips such that the support strips are sandwiched about and retained on the natural eyelashes and a first array of artificial eyelashes extend from the first support strip above the natural eyelashes and a second array of artificial eyelashes extend from the second support strip below the natural eyelashes.

US Pat. No. 10,888,132

FIBERS FOR ARTIFICIAL HAIR

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A fiber for artificial hair having a bending rigidity maintaining ratio defined by formula (1) is 40 to 80% and a heat shrinkage ratio defined by formula (2) is 0.0 to 5.0%,bending rigidity maintaining ratio (%)=100×{(bending rigidity in a state after conditioning for 24 hours at 30° C.×90% RH)/(bending rigidity in a state after conditioning for 24 hours at 23° C.×50% RH)}  (1)
heat shrinkage ratio (%)=100×{(length before heat treatment)?(length after heat treatment for 5 min at 155° C.)}/(length before heat treatment)  (2)
wherein a waveform shape of the fiber is within a range defined by formula (3),
15 mm the wave shape of the fiber is within a range defined by formula (4),
3 mm wherein L is length of one cycle of wave in the length direction of the fiber and R is width of in the width direction of the fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,888,131

ADHESIVE SOFT FABRIC CORNERS TO INCREASE GARMENT COMFORT

1. A protective tab for a garment, comprising:a first strip having a first soft fabric layer for avoiding scratching and discomfort to a wearer's skin, a releasable adhesive applied to a garment facing surface of the first soft fabric layer, a backing layer applied to the releasable adhesive, wherein the first strip is folded onto itself along a first fold line such that the garment facing surface on a first side of the first fold line faces the garment facing surface on a second side of the first fold line; and
a second strip having a second soft fabric layer, for avoiding scratching and discomfort to a wearer's skin, a non-releasing adhesive applied to an inner surface of the second soft fabric layer, wherein the second strip is folded onto the first strip along a second fold line at an angle offset substantially perpendicular to the first fold line and secured to an outer surface of the first strip via the non-releasing adhesive to define a pocketed opening dimensioned to receive an edge of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,888,130

FACE SHIELD FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION

Pegasos One, LLC, Miami,...

1. An item of personal protective equipment comprising:a face shield comprised of a curved plastic element that is transparent, wherein the curved plastic element is configured to fit over a person's face, wherein a top edge of the curved plastic element is configured to match contours of the person's face below the person's eyes, and wherein a bottom of edge the curved plastic element is configured to extend at least to the person's chin;
a portion of plastic coupled to the top edge of the curved plastic element such that the portion of plastic is configured to contact the person's face below the person's eyes, wherein the portion of plastic is less voluminous at a midpoint that is configured to contact a bridge of the person's nose, and wherein the portion of plastic is more voluminous as the portion of plastic extends outwards from the midpoint; and
an elastic band coupled to a left side and a right side of the curved plastic element, wherein the elastic band is configured to extend around the person's head and to secure the face shield to the person's face.

US Pat. No. 10,888,129

NECK PROTECTION DEVICES

LEATT CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A neck protection device comprising:a ring that is configured to extend substantially around the neck of a wearer, said ring having an upper strike surface spaced below a lower rim of a helmet worn by the wearer by a sufficient distance to allow the wearer a range of freedom of head movement, wherein said upper strike surface is configured to make contact with the lower rim of the helmet in the event of pronounced head movements by the wearer, said ring including a plurality of elements and a plurality of said elements each defining a passage;
a tether extending along the passages defined in the elements of the ring; and
a tension device that is configured to grip the tether releasably;
said elements of the ring being spaced apart and free to move relative to one another, such that the ring is flexible when the tether is not under tension, and said elements being configured to be drawn into an abutting relationship to form a substantially rigid ring, when the tether is under tension.

US Pat. No. 10,888,128

FOOT STRAP

Celer Ergonomics, LLC, E...

1. A foot positioning device, the device comprising:a strap for placing a foot in a desired position, the strap including:
a first portion; and
second and third portions adjacent to opposing sides of the first portion, wherein the second and third portions are configured for securing the strap behind an ankle, and wherein lengths of the second and third portions are aligned in parallel with and laterally offset from a length of the first portion, wherein at least the second and third portions of the strap are formed of a rubber latex material; and
an article of footwear attached to the strap, wherein the article of footwear includes means for assisting the user with aligning the first portion of the strap with a forward portion of a foot when placed on the foot.

US Pat. No. 10,888,127

SHAPEWEAR GARMENT FOR DISCRETE BODY CONTOURING

SHEER LLC, Calabasas, CA...

1. A shaping garment comprising three fabric layers, the layers comprising:(a) an outer layer of fabric cut to form one front pattern piece and one back pattern piece;
(b) an inner liner layer cut to form three pattern pieces, the inner liner layer comprising:
a top bust portion,
a lower front portion, the lower front portion and top bust portion stitched together at an underbust seam, and
a back portion,
wherein the outer layer and inner liner layer are stitched along a neckline and arms of the shaping garment; and
(c) an inner compression layer made of compression fabric comprising elastane disposed inside the inner liner layer, the inner compression layer comprising a front compression layer and a back compression layer, wherein
the inner front compression layer is stitched at the top to an interior side of a front of the underbust seam of the top bust portion of the inner liner layer,
the lower front portion and back portion of the inner liner layer are stitched together at one or more side seams and the inner compression layer is included in the one or more side seam stitching, and
the compression layer is further stitched at the bottom to an interior side of the lower front and back portions of the inner liner layer.

US Pat. No. 10,888,126

HEATER ASSEMBLY FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system comprising:a glass substrate including perforations; and
a heater element, the heater element located in the glass substrate, on the glass substrate, or both in and on the glass substrate, the heater element including a plurality of parallel strips and a plurality of transversal strips, the plurality of parallel strips and the plurality of transversal strips forming a grid.

US Pat. No. 10,888,125

VAPORIZER DEVICE WITH SUBASSEMBLIES

Juul Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A vaporizer device comprising:a first subassembly comprising a cartridge connector configured to secure a vaporizer cartridge to the vaporizer device, the cartridge connector comprising a cartridge connector body and at least two receptacle contacts coupled to the cartridge connector body, the at least two receptacle contacts configured to be electrically coupled with the vaporizer cartridge, and the at least two receptacle contacts configured to receive power from a power source;
a second subassembly coupled to the first subassembly, the second subassembly comprising a skeleton defining a rigid tray configured to retain the power source; and
a third subassembly coupled to the second subassembly, the third subassembly comprising:
a plurality of charging contacts configured to supply power to the power source, retained by the rigid tray of the second subassembly, from an external power supply; and
an end cap configured to enclose one end of the vaporizer device, the end cap comprising a plurality of openings to allow the plurality of charging contacts to couple to the external power supply,
wherein each of the first subassembly, the second subassembly, and the third subassembly form modular components that are configured to be assembled and at least partially fit within an outer shell of the vaporizer device.

US Pat. No. 10,888,124

METHOD AND INSPECTION UNIT FOR A HEATING MEMBER FOR AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

G.D S.p.A., Bologna (IT)...

1. A method for inspecting a heating member being part of a cartridge of a device for generating inhalable vapors from a vaporizable liquid product, the method including the following steps:processing an acquired image, which is obtained by framing the heating member;
identifying in the processed image a first closed region being associable to a first group of contact coils of the heating element, the heating element being wound in coils about a wick, the first group of contact coils representing a first contact terminal configured to contact a respective first power electrode of the cartridge;
identifying in the processed image a second closed region being associable to a second group of contact coils of the heating element, the second group of contact coils representing a second contact terminal configured to contact a respective second power electrode of the cartridge;
calculating for the first closed region a respective first reference center of the coils and calculating for the second closed region a respective second reference center of the coils;
calculating a reference center of the heating member being arranged between the first group of contact coils and the second group of contact coils, starting from the first reference center and from the second reference center;
using the reference center of the heating member to couple the first contact terminal and the second contact terminal of the heating member respectively to the first power electrode and the second power electrode of the cartridge, during a production step of the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,888,123

CARTRIDGE FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM AND AN AEROSOLGENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A CARTRIDGE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge comprising:a first compartment having a first air inlet and a first air outlet, the first compartment containing a nicotine source; and
a second compartment having a second air inlet and a second air outlet, the second compartment containing a lactic acid source,
wherein a ratio of flow area of the first air inlet to a flow area of the second air inlet is between about 3:4 and about 1:2.

US Pat. No. 10,888,122

WIRE COMMUNICATION IN AN E-VAPING DEVICE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. A cartomizer, comprising:a liquid storage portion for storing an e-liquid;
a memory device for storing cartomizer information;
a vaporizer including a heating element, the vaporizer being in fluid communication with the liquid storage portion and configured to vaporize e-liquid stored in the liquid storage portion;
a switching architecture configured to selectively prevent a flow of current through the heating element, the switching architecture including one or more electronic switches; and
a power supply line configured to supply power from a power supply to the heating element, and configured to transfer data between the memory device and a controller,
the memory device including an integrated circuit configured to control the switching architecture to prevent a flow of current through the heating element when the memory device communicates with the controller,
the integrated circuit of the memory device being configured to control the switching architecture by controlling the one or more electronic switches.

US Pat. No. 10,888,121

E-LIQUID COLLAPSIBLE CARTRIDGE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge comprising:a liquid storage portion comprising
a rigid support portion having a nozzle defining an opening configured to dispense an aerosol-forming substrate, and
a collapsible portion attached to the rigid support portion;
a wick disposed in the nozzle of the rigid support portion and within the opening, the wick extending across a full cross-section of the opening; and
a heater element disposed at the rigid support portion,
wherein the rigid support portion comprises two electrodes configured to contact the heating element and being disposed at opposite sides of the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,888,120

NON-TOBACCO NICOTINE CONTAINING ARTICLE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol-generating rod, comprising:a sheet of non-tobacco cellulosic-based material gathered and circumscribed by a wrapper, such that the gathered sheet of non-tobacco material extends along substantially an entire length of the aerosol-generating rod and across substantially an entire transverse cross-sectional area of the aerosol-generating rod,
wherein the sheet of non-tobacco cellulosic-based material has a width of at least 25 millimeters and a thickness of from 50 micrometers to 300 micrometers,
wherein the gathered sheet of cellulosic-based non-tobacco material comprises a plurality of ridges or corrugations substantially parallel to a cylindrical axis of the aerosol-generating rod, a nicotine salt, and an aerosol-former, and
wherein the nicotine salt and the aerosol-former are coated or absorbed onto the sheet of non-tobacco cellulosic-based material.

US Pat. No. 10,888,119

SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A DEVICE BASED ON A READ REQUEST

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A method for performing an operation in response to a read request, the method comprising a first computing device:receiving a request to read a value, wherein the request is received from a second computing device via a wireless communication link between the first computing device and the second computing device;
determining an operation corresponding to the value, wherein each of a plurality of readable values corresponds to a different respective operation, wherein a hook procedure is configured to intercept the request, and wherein determining the operation corresponding to the value comprises the hook procedure invoking the operation corresponding to the value; and
performing the operation corresponding to the value in response to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,888,118

METHOD OF MAKING A ROD FOR USE AS AN AEROSOL-FORMING SUBSTRATE HAVING CONTROLLED POROSITY DISTRIBUTION

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method of making aerosol-forming rods having predetermined values of cross-sectional porosity and a cross-sectional porosity distribution value for use as aerosol forming substrates in heated aerosol-generating articles, the method comprising:providing a continuous sheet of aerosol-forming material having a specified width and a specified thickness from 50 ?m to 300 ?m;
crimping the continuous sheet to form a crimped continuous sheet having a crimping depth from 50 ?m to 300 ?m;
gathering the crimped continuous sheet transversely relative to a longitudinal axis thereof;
circumscribing the gathered continuous sheet with a wrapper to form a continuous rod;
severing the continuous rod into a plurality of discrete rods;
determining values of cross-sectional porosity and cross-sectional porosity distribution for at least one of the discrete rods; and
controlling one or more manufacturing parameters to ensure that the cross-sectional porosity and cross-sectional porosity distribution values of subsequent rods are within the predetermined values.

US Pat. No. 10,888,117

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AN AEROSOL FOR INHALATION BY A PERSON

RESPIRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. An apparatus for producing an aerosol for inhalation by a person, the apparatus comprising:(a) a liquid container containing a liquid mixture which when aerosolized is intended for inhalation by a person;
(b) a transducer comprising a mesh material that, when actuated, vibrates resulting in aerosolizing of the liquid mixture from the container such that the aerosol may be inhaled by a person; and
(c) means for pressing the liquid mixture into contact with the mesh material regardless of the orientation of the liquid container;
(d) wherein the liquid mixture to be aerosolized comprises an inhalable liposomal carrier including encapsulated tetrahydrocannabinol or encapsulated cannabidiol deliverable to the respiratory tract.

US Pat. No. 10,888,116

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OBTAINING SMOKING TOPOGRAPHY DATA

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An electronic vaping article, comprising:an aerosol-forming substrate;
a heating element configured to heat the aerosol-forming substrate to form an aerosol;
a battery configured to supply power to the heating element to cause the heating element to generate heat;
an air flow sensor configured to generate an output based on measuring a magnitude of an air flowrate through at least a portion of the electronic vaping article;
a processor configured to
detect a start event and an end event of a user interaction with the electronic vaping article based on the output of the air flow sensor and a threshold magnitude value,
capture battery voltage data indicating a shift in a voltage of the battery associated with the user interaction based on
capturing a start value of the voltage of the battery in response to detection of the start event,
capturing an end value of the voltage of the battery in response to detection of the end event, and
determining the shift in the voltage of the battery associated with the user interaction as a difference between the start value and the end value, and
arrange the battery voltage data in a data pattern that defines the user interaction with the electronic vaping article by at least the shift in the voltage of the battery such that the start value and the end value are associated with a first interaction event number and an indication that the first interaction event number corresponds to a first data set type in the data pattern, the data pattern also defining a first non-interaction event number associated with an indication that the first non-interaction event number corresponds to a second data set type in the data pattern, the second data set type being different from the first data set type; and
a memory configured to store the data pattern in a structured multi-byte format.

US Pat. No. 10,888,115

HEATER FOR AN AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHODS OF FORMATION THEREOF

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co...

1. An aerosol delivery device comprising:a heating member formed of a heating element conformed to a heater substrate, the heater substrate comprising a film or membrane underlying the heating element, wherein the heater substrate is configured as a truncated cone having a first end of a first size and a second end of greater size, and wherein the heating element comprises an electrically conductive ink printed on the heater substrate; and
a porous transport element configured for passage of an aerosol precursor composition along a length thereof, wherein the porous transport element has a first end in a heating arrangement with the heating member, wherein the truncated cone includes an interior passage therethrough, and wherein the first end of the porous transport element in the heating arrangement with the heating member is positioned at least partially within the interior passage of the truncated cone.

US Pat. No. 10,888,114

STORAGE TUBE AND SAVER FOR SMOKING MATERIAL

11. A storage tube for a cigar comprising:a hollow tube extending along a central longitudinal axis from an open first tube end to a closed second tube end, wherein the hollow tube has a sidewall with an inside surface and a cross-sectional dimension sized to receive a cigar, wherein the closed second tube end has a lower inside end surface extending transversely to the central longitudinal axis;
an upper end cap removably attachable to the first tube end while forming an air-tight seal;
a rigid protrusion is configured to contact a lit end of the cigar when the cigar is in a lowermost position within the storage tube, the rigid protrusion has a protrusion body and the a protrusion tip, wherein the protrusion body is constructed to extend axially into the hollow tube from the lower inside end surface of the closed second tube end and defines a gap between the protrusion body and the inside surface of the sidewall, and
wherein the rigid protrusion is a distinct structure from the lower end cap and is sized to be received on the lower inside end surface and wherein the rigid protrusion includes a lower protrusion flange extending at least partially around a bottom protrusion end of the protrusion and wherein the hollow tube defines a lip constructed to trap the lower protrusion flange between the hollow tube and a lower end cap, thereby retaining the protrusion in a lower end portion of the hollow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,888,113

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE OF LOW-TEMPERATURE HEATING

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. An electronic cigarette of low-temperature heating, comprising: a housing, having an air inlet passage and an accommodation chamber formed therein; a plurality of buttons; each button having an air conductive passage; wherein, when one of the buttons is pressed inwards toward the interior of the housing, the air conductive passage corresponding to the button communicates the air inlet passage and the accommodation chamber, to allow exterior air to flow along the air inlet passage and the air conductive passage consecutively to the accommodation chamber,wherein the air conductive passage comprises an axial conductive pipe and a radial conductive pipe disposed on a pipe wall of the axial conductive pipe, when the button is pressed inwards toward the interior of the housing, the radial conductive pipe and the air inlet passage are aligned with each other to allow exterior air to flow from the air inlet passage, the radial conductive pipe and the axial conductive pipe consecutively to the accommodation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,888,112

PACKAGE OF FILTER TOW BALE PACKED WITH PACKING MATERIAL IN A NON-HERMETIC STATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A manufacturing method of a non-hermetic package of a filter tow bale, comprising:depositing a filter tow band into a compression can in layers to form a folded filter tow band;
applying a force to the folded filter tow band in the compression can from an upper surface of the folded filter tow band by a compression plate to compress the folded filter tow band so that an impulse is 1,500 (N*s) or more, and
removing the compression can from the folded filter tow band, while keeping compression by the compression plate, to obtain the filter tow bale, and then packing the filter tow bale in the non-hermetic state with the packing material, and
releasing pressure by removing the compression plate from the filter tow bale, so that the filter tow bale is tightened with the packing material in the package, and the packing density of the filter tow bale is 350 kg/m2 or greater, wherein the compression plate has a convex at a central part on a flat surface facing to the folded tow band, the convex having a height of 0 to 40 mm, the impulse is defined by a following calculation:
the impulse (N?s)=(the height of the convex portion (mm)/5.4+1)×the force applied during the compression (N=kg?m/s2)×a compression time(s) wherein the pressure is released by removing the compression plate from the filter tow bale so that a packing initial pressure between a top surface of the filter tow bale and the packing material is 6.3 kPa or less.

US Pat. No. 10,888,111

MULTICOMPONENT AEROSOL-FORMING ARTICLE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A multicomponent aerosol-forming article defining a longitudinal axis, the article comprising:a first rod-shaped component comprising a first longitudinal surface having a first and a second axially opposed ends, said first longitudinal surface being at least partially wrapped around the longitudinal axis in a first wrapping sheet;
a second rod-shaped component comprising a second longitudinal surface having a first and a second axially opposed ends, said second longitudinal surface being at least partially wrapped around the longitudinal axis in a second wrapping sheet, no additional sheet or layer being interposed between the second rod-shaped component and the second wrapping sheet, the first end of the second rod-shaped component being in direct abutment to the second end of the first rod-shaped component along said longitudinal axis;
wherein a portion of said second longitudinal surface at said first end of said second rod-shaped component is free of said second wrapping sheet;
wherein said first wrapping sheet is wrapped for at least an overlapping length along the longitudinal axis on the second wrapping sheet;
wherein the portion of said second longitudinal surface at said first end of said second rod-shaped component free of said second wrapping sheet has a length along said longitudinal axis comprised between about 0.3 millimeters and about 3 millimeters; and
wherein said first rod-shaped component comprises a mouthpiece filter and the second rod-shaped component comprises a filter component, the mouthpiece filter and the filter component being in direct abutment.

US Pat. No. 10,888,110

MODULAR MACHINE FOR PROCESSING AND/OR TESTING ROD-SHAPED ARTICLES, AND RELATED METHODS

HAUNI MASCHINENBAU GMBH, ...

1. A processing machine for rod-shaped articles, comprising:a base frame;
a back plate attached to and extending upward from the base frame;
a plurality of function modules mounted to the back plate, each of the plurality of function modules being configured to perform a manufacturing function on a rod-shaped article, each of the plurality of function modules including:
a mounting plate adapted to removably attach each corresponding function module to the back plate as a unit,
a dedicated drive motor supported on the mounting plate, the dedicated drive motor being configured to move at least a portion of the corresponding function module, and
a connection on the mounting plate, wherein the connection is configured to provide a connection point for at least one of electrical connections or pneumatic connections; and
a control system comprising a memory configured to store a calibration setting of each of the plurality of function modules and a computer configured to recall the calibration setting of each of the plurality of function modules;
wherein the dedicated drive motor of each of the plurality of function modules is distinct from another dedicated drive motor of another one of the plurality of function modules;
wherein the control system is configured to store the calibration setting of each of the plurality of function modules in the memory, to recall the calibration setting by the computer, and to adjust one or more of the plurality of function modules to the recalled calibration setting after a setting of the one or more of the plurality of function modules is changed, and
wherein the control system is configured to adjust one or more settings of the processing machine to position or synchronize the plurality of function modules with respect to one another, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,888,108

SLIDE MEASURING SYSTEM FOR FILLING POUCHES AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A system for measuring tobacco for packaging in pouches, the system comprising:a hopper including a hopper cavity configured to hold a granular material; and
a measuring system including a measuring cavity and a tube that is slidable in the hopper cavity between a first position unaligned with the measuring cavity and a second position over and aligned with the measuring cavity, the measuring system including,
a first valve disposed between a vacuum source and the measuring cavity, the first valve being configured to selectively place the vacuum source in fluid communication with the measuring cavity, and
a second valve disposed between a pressurized gas source and the measuring cavity, the second valve being configured to selectively place the pressurized gas source in fluid communication with the measuring cavity independent of a position of the first valve, wherein the first valve is configured to continuously communicate a vacuum to the measuring cavity,
the measuring system configured to move a portion of the granular material from the hopper cavity to the measuring cavity when the tube is in the first position, and
the measuring system configured to move the portion of the granular material from the measuring cavity, through the tube, to a pouch making machine by operating the second valve to supply pressurized gas that overcomes the vacuum when the tube is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,888,107

PUMP FEEDER AND METHOD OF MIXING EDIBLE MATERIAL

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A pump feeder comprising:a hopper configured to receive edible material, the hopper including an upper chamber and a lower chamber;
a first mixing paddle located within the upper chamber;
a second mixing paddle located within the upper chamber, the first and second mixing paddles being configured to cause movement of the edible material within the upper chamber, wherein the first mixing paddle is configured to cause movement of the edible material from a front portion of the upper chamber, past a central portion of the upper chamber, to a rear portion of the upper chamber, and the second mixing paddle is configured to cause movement of edible material from the rear portion of the upper chamber, past the central portion of the upper chamber, to the front portion of the upper chamber;
a mixing shaft, wherein the pump feeder is configured such that rotation of the mixing shaft causes the first and second mixing paddles to revolve around an axis defined by the mixing shaft, and the first and second mixing paddles are angled with respect to the axis, wherein the first mixing paddle is located relatively closer to the front portion of the upper chamber, while the second mixing paddle is located relatively closer to the rear portion of the upper chamber;
a first auger located within the lower chamber;
a second auger located within the lower chamber, the first and second augers being configured to cause movement of the edible material from a first end of the lower chamber to a second end of the lower chamber; and
an outlet region located at the second end of the lower chamber, the outlet region being configured to connect to an inlet of a pump.

US Pat. No. 10,888,106

STAMPING AND EMBOSSING SYSTEM FOR EDIBLE ITEMS

1. A stamping system for stamping an edible item, comprising:a top portion including a first main body having a first upper surface, a first lower surface, and a top ridge coupled to and extending perpendicularly downward from the first lower surface of the first main body of the top portion;
a plurality of interchangeable removable inserts, each of the removable inserts including a respective raised design that includes letters, symbols, or combinations thereof,
wherein the plurality of interchangeable removable inserts are attachable and removable from a portion of the first lower surface of the first main body of the top portion circumscribed by the top ridge;
a bottom portion including a second main body having a second upper surface, a second lower surface, a first bottom ridge coupled to and extending perpendicularly upward from the second upper surface of the second main body of the bottom portion, and a second bottom ridge coupled to and extending perpendicularly upward from the second upper surface of the second main body of the bottom portion outside of the first bottom ridge of the second main body of the bottom portion, and
an ink pad positioned within each of the first and second bottom ridges of the bottom portion, the ink pad configured to receive ink that is transferable to the plurality of interchangeable removable inserts when the top portion of the stamping system is placed onto the bottom portion of the stamping system;
wherein the plurality of interchangeable inserts are configurable to stamp the ink pad positioned within each of the first and second bottom ridges of the bottom portion, and then stamp a surface of the edible item.

US Pat. No. 10,888,105

AVOCADO EXTRACT COMPOSITION HAS BACTERICIDAL AND ANTIVIRAL PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Cu Van Bui, Binh Duong (...

1. A bactericidal, antiseptic, deodorizing and antiviral composition obtained from the process of forming a homogeneous solution mixture by mixing an emulsion of an avocado extract with at least four different solutions including (a) a solution containing saturated fatty acids, (b) a solution containing unsaturated fatty adds, (c) an aromatic extract solution and (d) a preservative solution in the aforementioned order;(i) wherein said solution containing saturated fatty acids comprises a polar solvent having a first percentage (%) by weight; a saturated fatty acid from avocado having a second percentage (%) by weight; an emulsifier having a third percentage (%) by weight; an osmotic ingredient having a fourth percentage (%) by weight; and a Phospholipid ingredient having a fifth percentage (%) by weight;
(ii) wherein said solution containing unsaturated fatty acids comprises a surfactant ingredient having a sixth percentage (%) by weight; unsaturated fatty acids extracted from avocado having the seventh percentage (%) by weight; a Glycolipid ingredient having an eighth percentage (%) by weight;
(iii) wherein said aromatic extract solution comprises an essential oil component having a ninth percentage (%) by weight, and a polar solvent having a tenth percentage (%) by weight;
(iv) wherein said preservative solution comprises a preservative ingredient having an eleventh percentage (%) by weight and a metal reducing agent having a twelfth percentage (%) by weight;
(v) wherein each percentage (%) by weight is determined by the sum from the first percentage (%) to the twelfth percentage (%), plus the percentage (%) of the avocado extract emulsion and the percentage (%) of sufficient water to total 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,888,103

AUGER DIP APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ANTIMICROBIAL SOLUTION

SAFE FOODS CORPORATION, ...

9. A method of applying an antimicrobial solution to a work piece, comprising:depositing the work piece into a first end of an apparatus having a reservoir of antimicrobial solution;
conveying the work piece through the reservoir using a rotating auger comprising at least one flight having helical spiral surfaces extending radially from a rotatable shaft; and
detecting the work piece entering the apparatus or exiting the apparatus using one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,888,102

FOOD PROCESSOR WITH INTEGRATED AGITATION TREATING

RTA Associates, LLC, Vic...

1. A food processor, comprising:(a) a food flow path passing a food product from an upstream portion to a downstream portion, the food flow path including a reservoir for retaining a food product;
(b) a freezer chamber in the food flow path, the freezer chamber fluidly connected to the reservoir by the food flow path, the freezer chamber having an inlet port for passing the food product into the freezer chamber and an outlet port for passing the food product from the freezer chamber;
(c) a drain port in the food flow path intermediate the upstream portion and the downstream portion for draining the freezer chamber;
(d) an access port in the freezer chamber, the access port being separate from the inlet port of the freezer chamber, wherein flow through the access port does not pass through the inlet port, the access port configured to introduce at least one of a cleaning solution and a sanitizing solution into the freezer chamber; and
(e) at least one of a cleaning solution and a sanitizing solution input line terminating at the access port, the at least one of the cleaning solution and the sanitizing solution input line passing the at least one of the cleaning solution and the sanitizing solution into the freezer chamber through the access port.

US Pat. No. 10,888,098

LIFTING APPARATUS, DESIGNED TO LIFT POULTRY LEGS CONVEYED HANGING IN A ROW

1. A lifting apparatus, configured to lift poultry legs conveyed suspended in a row, comprisinga conveying device having poultry carriers which are movable along a conveying strand in a straight conveying line and in the direction of conveyance, wherein each poultry carrier has a carrier suspension part suspended from the conveying strand and a foot carrying part on which there is formed a foot hook-in device in which at least one poultry leg can be suspended by the ankle joint ball of the poultry leg for suspended conveying,
a poultry leg lifting device which has a poultry leg positioning device having at least one positioning element associated with a poultry leg lifting way, which positioning element, outside the foot hook-in devices, with weight unloading of the poultry carrier, comes into engagement with the conveyed poultry legs in such a manner that the conveyed poultry legs, and thus the ankle joint balls thereof, can thereby be lifted in the poultry leg lifting way into lifted ankle joint ball positions, and
a carrier lifting device comprising the poultry carriers and a carrier guiding device is arranged in the region of the poultry leg lifting device,
wherein each poultry carrier carries the foot carrying part on the carrier suspension part in a freely vertically movable manner for vertical adjustment between a fixed lower suspension height and suspension heights lying above that lower suspension height, and
wherein the carrier guiding device has a dynamically movable lifting guiding member, which is arranged in the region of the poultry leg lifting device with a guiding way associated with at least a portion of the poultry leg lifting way, and a guiding bearing device which carries the lifting guiding member, in conjunction with the weight unloading of the poultry carriers effected by the lifting of the poultry legs, in a dynamically vertically movable manner by lowering and lifting, wherein the lifting guide member is arranged for engagement with the foot carrying part, in such a manner that each foot hook-in device is lifted along the guiding way by the foot carrying part to suspension heights which correspond with the ankle joint ball positions lifted in the poultry leg lifting device.

US Pat. No. 10,888,097

WEIGHING SYSTEM

1. A suspension device for suspending sausages or sausage chains, comprising a plurality of circulating suspension hooks, whereinthe suspension device comprises an integrated weighing unit for weighing at least one sausage or at least one sausage chain, wherein the weighing unit is fixed to the suspension device and comprises a weighing tray for depositing thereon the at least one sausage or the at least one sausage chain and/or a weighing tray for depositing thereon a smoke stick in the form of a fork, the weighing tray being connected to a weighing cell.

US Pat. No. 10,888,092

ETHER AMINES FOR ENHANCED SPORICIDAL PERFORMANCE

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for eliminating bacterial spores on an article or a solution suspected of contamination with bacterial spores, the method comprising storing a first composition comprising an ether amine and a second composition comprising a peracid as separate compositions, mixing the first composition and the second composition to form a use solution, and applying use solution to the article or solution, the use solution comprising about 15 to about 200 ppm of ether amine, and about 50 to about 500 ppm of percarboxylic acid in water.

US Pat. No. 10,888,087

LACTAM SOLUBILITY

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A composition comprising a lactam and 0.5% wt. to 20% wt of a non-ionic surfactant, whereinthe lactam is
andthe non-ionic surfactant is a C12-C15 alcohol ethyoxylate with 6.5-7.6 moles of ethylene oxide to alcohol.

US Pat. No. 10,888,086

HUNTING BLIND

1. A hunting blind comprising:(a) a right panel having a head end, a rear end, and a cow silhouetting periphery;
(b) a left panel having a head end, a rear end, and a cow silhouetting periphery; and
(c) a matrix of cross members spanning between the right and left panels,wherein at least one member among the matrix of cross members comprises a seat,wherein another member among the matrix of cross members comprises a rear door.

US Pat. No. 10,888,085

SPECIES PATTERN EVALUATION

WiseEye Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of evaluating animal activity comprising:a. running a neural network type artificial intelligence data analysis to recognize a first species of animal in a first image within a first series of images taken by a first camera at a first location;
b. running the neural network type artificial intelligence data analysis to recognize the first species of animal in a second image within the first series of images taken by the first camera;
c. creating a first data record having details sufficient to identify:
i. a first time at which the first image was taken,
ii. the first species of animal,
iii. the first location,
iv. a first celestial characteristic associated with the first location and the first time and
v. a first atmospheric characteristic associated with the first location and the first time;
d. creating a second data record having details sufficient to identify:
i. a second time at which the second image was taken,
ii. the first species of animal,
iii. the first location,
iv. a second celestial characteristic associated with the first location and the second time and
v. a second atmospheric characteristic associated with the first location and the second time;
e. retrieving a predictive atmospheric data set associated with the first location;
f. retrieving a predictive celestial data set associated with the first location;
g. identifying a sequential pattern involving a threatening species wherein the sequential pattern is negatively correlated with the presence of the first species of animal;
h. gathering a first separate data set from a local camera group;
i. gathering a second separate data set from a regional camera group;
j. utilizing the first data record, the second data record, the sequential pattern, the first separate data set and the second separate data set to develop a digital correlation tool and
k. using the digital correlation tool to evaluate the predictive atmospheric data set and the predictive celestial data set to estimate a probability of the first species of animal being present during a future time period at the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,888,084

ULTRASONIC BAT DETERRENT SYSTEM

NRG SYSTEMS, INC., Hines...

1. A bat deterrent system to deter bats from approaching wind turbines, the system comprising:a first transducer bank, a second transducer bank, a third transducer bank and a fourth transducer bank coupled to the wind turbine, wherein the first transducer bank comprises a first set of transducers each configured to emit a first frequency, the second transducer bank comprises a second set of transducers each configured to emit a second frequency;
the third transducer bank comprises a third set of transducers each configured to emit a third frequency and the fourth transducer bank comprises a fourth set of transducers each configured to emit a fourth frequency, wherein the first, second, third and fourth frequencies are different ultrasonic frequencies; an amplifier module comprising
a plurality of separate amplified circuits, each of the separate amplified circuits coupled to a different associated one of the first, second, third and fourth transducer banks,
a processor coupled to the plurality of separate amplified circuits and configured to separately drive the first, second, third and fourth transducer banks to simultaneously emit the first, second, third and fourth frequencies, respectively, and to measure the actual current draw for each of the first, second, third and fourth banks of transducers and compare the actual current draw to expected levels during transmission of the first, second, third and fourth frequencies to determine whether the first, second, third and fourth transducer banks are malfunctioning; and
a master controller coupled to the processor and configured to provide remote performance monitoring of the first, second, third and fourth transducer banks.

US Pat. No. 10,888,083

ANIMAL TRAP

AGMAR TOOLS 2000 LIMITED,...

1. A ceiling-mountable animal trap comprising:a housing that is arranged to be mounted to an underside of a ceiling, the housing having an underside and an upper side;
a snap trap in the upper side of the housing, the snap trap comprising:
a treadle member;
a killing arm arrangement comprising a killing arm and a pivot member configured such that the killing arm is pivotally mounted relative to the housing and is movable from a set position to an impact position, wherein the killing arm is biased toward the impact position; and
a trigger that couples the treadle member to the killing arm and that is arranged to release the killing arm from the set position upon the treadle member being moved by an animal in the trap; and
an indicator that is movable between a recessed position in which it is at least substantially recessed in the housing and a projecting position in which it projects from the underside of the housing, wherein the indicator is configured to be held in the recessed position by the killing arm arrangement when the killing arm is in the set position, and wherein the indicator is configured to decouple from the killing arm arrangement when the killing arm moves from the set position towards the impact position so that the indicator moves to the projecting position.

US Pat. No. 10,888,082

AIR BLOWING DEVICE AND INSECT TRAPPING METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An air blowing device, comprising:a housing that has openings as an air inflow port and an air blow-off port;
an air blower that is arranged in the housing;
a filter that is arranged at the inflow port and collects dust in air;
a cover member that has an opening as an air suction port, is mounted to the housing, and forms an insect trapping space between the suction port and the inflow port, and
an insect trapping sheet,
the air blowing device being configured to trap insects that have entered the insect trapping space via the suction port,
wherein
an outer surface of the cover member is formed in a dark color,
the cover member is formed so as to be mountable/demountable to/from the housing,
the insect trapping sheet is formed of a base material sheet with an adhesive applied on one surface thereof, and
the insect trapping sheet is disposed on an inner surface of the cover member so as to be opposed to the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,888,081

HORSESHOE WITH CUFF COUPLING AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A horseshoe having a front end and a back end comprising:a U-shaped rigid body having an upper surface and a lower surface, the rigid body being closed adjacent the front end and open adjacent the back end, the rigid body defining two arms spaced from one another at the back end;
a pair of cuffs disposed on the upper surface of the rigid body, each of the pair of cuffs having an inner surface configured and arranged to contact a hoof of an animal, and an outer surface opposite the inner surface, each of the pair of cuffs being coupled to a respective one of the two arms of the rigid body adjacent the back end;
a pair of side supports wherein each of the pair of side supports is coupled to the outer surface of a respective one of the pair of cuffs, each of the pair of side supports defining a window; and
a platform disposed on the upper surface of the rigid body at locations where the pair of cuffs are not present.

US Pat. No. 10,888,080

ADJUSTABLE FLY LURE TYING APPARATUS

1. A fly fishing spinner holder comprising:a first releasable securing mechanism;
a flexible tube having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the flexible tube is attached to the first releasable securing mechanism;
a second releasable securing mechanism attached to the second end of the flexible tube;
a spinner comprising:
a body having a first end and second end, wherein the first end has a receiving opening,
a rotating head having an insertion end and an attachment end, wherein the insertion end is inserted into the receiving opening of the body,
an exposed tension spring having a securement end and an receiving end, wherein the securement end is attached to the attachment end of the rotating head, and the receiving end of the exposed tension spring is attached in contact with a thread; and
the body is secured to the second releasable securing mechanism; and
a stopping mechanism comprising;
a first portion attached to the second releasable securing mechanism, and
a second portion attached to the rotating head.

US Pat. No. 10,888,079

LURE RETRIEVAL APPARATUS HAVING TIP PIECE WITH RESILIENT APPENDAGE

Side Kick Lure Retriever ...

1. A tip for a fishing lure retrieval apparatus comprising:a tip body defining a longitudinal axis, and having an outer peripheral surface extending around the longitudinal axis, and longitudinally between a first tip body end and a second tip body end;
the outer peripheral surface having a substantially planar side opposite a substantially cylindrical side in a direction that crosses the longitudinal axis;
the first tip body end including an engagement element having an engagement surface structured to engage with a mating surface of a handle for the lure retrieval apparatus to couple the lure retrieval apparatus to the handle;
a resilient appendage attached to the tip body at a location that is axially between the first tip body end and the second tip body end; and
the resilient appendage projecting from the outer peripheral surface and having formed therein a plurality of slots disposed substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis and distributed successively along the resilient appendage in a radially outward direction, for receiving a fishing line at a range of locations relative to the tip body,
the resilient appendage defining a transverse axis passing through the substantially planar side and the substantially cylindrical side.

US Pat. No. 10,888,078

FISHING POLE CADDY

1. A fishing pole caddy, comprising:a) a first strap having an interior end and an exterior end;
b) a second strap having an interior end and an exterior end, the interior end of the second strap being coupled to the interior end of the first strap by a coupling device;
c) at effective length adjustment device functionally coupled to at least one of the first strap and second strap such that an effective length thereof is adjustable;
d) a first sheath coupled at the exterior end of the first strap such that a terminal portion of the exterior end of the first strap extends beyond a far end of the first sheath and the first sheath is shaped and orientated to receive an end of a fishing pole from an interior direction corresponding with the interior end of the first strap; and
e) a second sheath coupled at the exterior end of the second strap such that a terminal portion of the exterior end of the first strap extends beyond a far end of the second sheath and the second sheath is shaped and orientated to receive an end of a fishing pole from an interior direction corresponding with the interior end of the second strap.

US Pat. No. 10,888,077

POLE-AND-LINE FISHING DEVICE

TOWA DENKI SEISAKUSHO CO....

1. A pole-and-line fishing device comprising:a rotary drum rotatable in a forward winding direction and a reverse unwinding direction, and having a fishline wound therearound;
a drive motor for driving the rotary drum;
an electromagnetic clutch arranged between the rotary drum and the drive motor, wherein rotation of the drive motor is transmitted to the rotary drum to rotate the rotary drum in the forward winding direction until a load reaches a transmission torque, and when the load exceeds the transmission torque, the rotary drum is allowed to rotate in the reverse unwinding direction;
an encoder for detecting direction and speed of rotation of the rotary drum; and
a control unit for controlling the electromagnetic clutch based on a signal from the encoder, the control unit capable of switching from a normal operation region to a reverse torque operation region, wherein:
in the reverse torque operation region, which is designated when a load is increased so that rotation speed of the rotary drum reaches a preset Winding Force 2 Reference Rotation Speed, a winding torque is set to Winding Force 2 Reference Rotation Speed determined in relation to a Winding Force 1, and the winding torque is increased or decreased in conformity to an increase or decrease of rotation speed of the rotary drum, the ratio of winding torque increase/decrease determined by a torque rising curve from a torque at an operation region switch point to a torque of Winding Force 3 Reference Rotation Speed that is a preset maximum torque, and the winding torque is switched to Winding Force 3 to perform a constant torque operation when rotation speed of the rotary drum reaches the Winding Force 3 Reference Rotation Speed.

US Pat. No. 10,888,076

FISHING LINE REEL WITH IN-LINE PAYOUT CONTROL

AMS, LLC, Stratford, WI ...

1. A mounting system for a bow providing a bow frame with a bow riser having a grip for gripping the bow by a user and a stabilizer mounting point beneath the grip, the mounting system comprising:a mounting bushing attachable to the bow at the stabilizer mounting point beneath the grip to extend forwardly therefrom along an extension axis; and
a reel comprising
a frame providing a releasable connector engaging a mounting fixture;
a line spool rotatable with respect to the frame to pay out line forwardly along the extension axis in a first state and wind in line rearwardly along the extension axis in a second state;
a release actuator operable by the user to move the line spool from the first state to the second state;
wherein the releasable connector of the reel releasably engages with the mounting fixture at a range of different positions along the extension axis to permit adjustment of a separation between the release actuator and the bow grip allowing operation of the release actuator using a bow gripping hand;
wherein the releasable connector has a vertically descending jaw receiving the mounting fixture at discrete mounting locations.

US Pat. No. 10,888,075

CASTING DEVICE

1. A casting device, comprising:a rod;
a trigger disposed on a first end of the rod, adjacent to a reel;
a clamp disposed at an opposing second end of the rod, the clamp including:
a first clamp member pivotably engaged with a second clamp member;
a cable extending from the trigger to the first clamp member;
the cable movable between a first position and a second position via the trigger;
wherein the first position is defined where the cable is held in tension, such that the first clamp member and the second clamp member are pressed together;
wherein the second position is defined where the cable is not in tension, such that the first clamp and the second clamp are separable;
a line;
a secondary line extending from the line, the secondary line having a stop; and
wherein the stop is configured to be gripped by the clamp;
a recess disposed on an outer surface of the first clamp member configured to receive a flange of an outer surface of the second clamp member;
an edge of the first clamp member defining the recess configured to bear against the flange when the clamp is in an open position and thereby longitudinally restricting a movement of the second clamp member.

US Pat. No. 10,888,074

FISHING LINE GUIDE AND FISHING ROD WITH THE SAME

GLOBERIDE, Inc., Tokyo (...

1. A fishing line guide with a frame main body in which a plurality of fiber sheets in which a plurality of reinforced fibers are arranged and impregnated with a resin material having either thermosetting properties or a thermoplastic properties are laminated, the plurality of fiber sheets including a) fiber sheets that reach an end surface of the frame main body and (b) a short-width fiber sheet provided between the fiber sheets and extending along an extension direction of the frame main body but having an edge on an end portion thereof that does not reach the end surface of the frame main body such that the short-width fiber sheet is embedded in the frame main body, the end portion of the short-width fiber sheet is in the frame main body, and the edge of the end portion is contained in a lamination of the plurality of fiber sheets, the frame main body comprising:an annular fishing line guide section guiding a fishing line;
a supporting leg portion extending from an end portion of the fishing line guide section; and
a fixed portion bent and extending from a tip side of the supporting leg portion;
wherein a gap sealing member is embedded in the frame main body such that the gap sealing member is surrounded on its sides by the plurality of fiber sheets and is arranged to: abut along an edge surface of the edge of the end portion of the short-width fiber sheet, impregnate the reinforced fiber arranged along an extension direction of a surface of the short-width fiber sheet with the resin material, and fill and block a gap generated between the edge surface of the end portion of the short-width fiber sheet and the fiber sheets laminated on upper and lower sides of the short-width fiber sheet by changing a cross-sectional shape of the gap sealing member during pressing and heating toward the frame main body to match a shape of the gap such that the gap is sealed by the gap sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,888,073

BAIT

RMB Importing, LLC, Fort...

1. An artificial fishing bait comprising:a hollow member;
a hook attached to the hollow member; and
a line tie attached to the hollow member;
at least one keel located on the bottom of said hollow member;
wherein the at least one keel is arranged to form first and second pathways which promote a zig-zag effect during retrieval of said fishing bait.

US Pat. No. 10,888,072

HANDHELD CRABTRAP SYSTEM

1. A handheld crabtrap system comprising:a grip handle including:
a housing including:
a hand portion adapted to be held by the hand of a person using said handheld crabtrap system;
a plurality of walls forming a hollow interior volume; and
an aperture through one of said plurality of walls;
a latch mechanism including:
a main body including:
a pawl extending therefrom;
wherein said main body is pivotally connected to an interior wall of said housing;
a biased trigger mechanism including:
an elongated handle; and
a notch adapted to releasably engage with said pawl of said main body of said latch mechanism;
wherein said trigger mechanism is pivotally connected to an interior wall of said housing; and
a trigger spring;
wherein said trigger spring is connected between said main body of said latch mechanism and said elongated handle;
an alert bell;
wherein said alert bell is connected to said housing;
a trap head including;
a permeable pot including:
a permeable bottom wall; and
at least one side wall extending upwardly from said permeable bottom wall;
wherein said permeable bottom wall and said at least one side wall define an interior volume of said permeable pot;
a transparent lid;
wherein said transparent lid is adapted to be pivotally connected to said at least one side wall and is adapted to removably cover and enclose said interior volume of said permeable pot;
a hinged portion including:
a biasing spring;
wherein said hinged portion is connected between said transparent lid and said at least one side wall and used to bias said transparent lid to a closed position upon a top edge of said at least one side wall to thereby removably cover and enclose said interior volume of said permeable pot; and
a bait clip including:
a bait portion adapted to releasable hold bait thereon; and
a flexible wire;
wherein said flexible wire is connected to said bait portion on one end and to an interior surface of said at least one side wall;
wherein said bait clip is located within said interior volume of said permeable pot and adapted to attract and be grabbed and pulled by crabs entering said permeable pot; and
an elongated connecting tube including;
a hollow interior volume; and
wherein said connecting tube is connected between said housing of said grip handle and said hinged portion of said trap head;
a trip linkage;
wherein said trip linkage is located within said hollow interior volume, and connected between said main body of said latch mechanism of said grip handle and said hinged portion; and
a bell wire;
wherein said bell wire is located within said elongated hollow interior, and connected between said flexible wire of said bait clip and said alert bell of said grip handle;
wherein when in use said transparent lid is pivoted by hand into an open position exposing said interior volume of said permeable pot, which in turn pulls said trip linkage and pivots said main body of said latch mechanism and said elongated handle of said trigger mechanism via said trigger spring until said pawl of said latch mechanism engages with said notch of said trigger mechanism to thereby lock said transparent lid in said open position;
wherein when said transparent lid is locked in said open position bait can be applied to said bait portion of said bait clip;
wherein when said transparent lid is locked in said open position and said bait clip is baited, said permeable pot can be lowered into waters where crabs reside;
wherein when a crab enters said interior volume of said permeable pot and pulls on said bait upon said bait clip said bell wire is pulled, which in turn pulls on and rings said alert bell; and
wherein when said alert bell rings a user can pull and pivot said trigger mechanism into said release position, which disengages said pawl from said notch, which in turn allows said main body of said latch mechanism to rotate, which in turn allows said trip linkage and said biasing spring to pivot said transparent lid to cover and enclose said interior volume of said permeable pot thereby trapping said crab therein.

US Pat. No. 10,888,071

IN VITRO PARASITE FEEDING SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. An in vitro parasite feeding system, the system comprising:a feeding vessel comprising a feeding fluid reservoir, the feeding fluid reservoir having an inlet, an outlet, and a membrane positioned across an opening in a bottom portion of the feeding fluid reservoir;
wherein, during operation, feeding fluid is continuously circulated into the reservoir inlet, through the reservoir, and across a top surface of the membrane, and out the reservoir outlet, such that parasites on a bottom surface of the membrane simultaneously ingest the feeding fluid through the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,888,070

LONG RANGE WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEMS WITH PREDETERMINED TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION DURATIONS

Australian Wool Innovatio...

1. A tag attachable to an animal, the tag comprising:a battery connected to a radio transceiver that consumes power from the battery during transmissions and receptions of signals to and from one or more proximate tags attachable to one or more other animals to generate paired tag readings; and
a controller configured to operate the radio transceiver for a predetermined duration and frequency of transmissions, and a predetermined duration and frequency of receptions;
wherein the predetermined duration and frequency of transmissions and the predetermined duration and frequency of receptions are based on power consumptions of the radio transceiver during transmissions and receptions, and a targeted number of paired tag readings of the tag.

US Pat. No. 10,888,069

PET TOY INCLUDING APERTURES FOR RECEIVING TREATS

Towerstar Pets, LLC, Mal...

1. A pet treat toy comprising:a body portion defining a cavity therein;
at least one enlarged member extending outwardly from the body portion; and
an opening defined in one of the body portion and the at least one enlarged member; wherein said opening is in fluid communication with the cavity; and wherein a region of the at least one enlarged member is adapted to retain the opening a distance away from a surface upon which the pet treat toy rests;
wherein the at least one enlarged member comprises a first enlarged member and a second enlarged member; and wherein the body portion is located between the first enlarged member and the second enlarged member; and wherein a longitudinal axis extends between the first enlarged member and the second enlarged member; and
wherein the body portion is generally spherical in shape.

US Pat. No. 10,888,068

ADJUSTABLE HOLLOW FOOD-LEAKING TOY

ZHUHAI HENGQIN SUPER TECH...

1. An adjustable hollow food-leaking toy, comprising: a housing and an inner container, whereinthe inner container is a hollow shell made of a hard material and is configured to accommodate a food eaten by a pet;
a window configured to leak the pet food is formed on the sidewall of the inner container; the opening degree of the window can be adjusted;
the housing is a hollow shell and is configured to hold the inner container; a space for moving the pet food is provided between the housing and the inner container; and food-leaking holes for leaking the pet food are formed on the sidewall of the housing;
wherein a food eating hole is respectively formed at two ends of the inner container;
a locating pipe communicating with a cavity of the inner container via each of the food eating holes is further respectively arranged at the two ends of the inner container;
a food feeding hole is respectively formed at two ends of the housing;
a raised fillet communicating with each of the food feeding holes is further respectively arranged at the two ends of the housing;
the two locating pipes and the two raised fillets are spliced correspondingly such that the housing and the inner container are fixed mutually;
a flexible baffle piece is covered on each of the two food feeding holes on the housing; each of the flexible baffle pieces is further provided with a food feeding port configured to feed the food to each of the locating pipes;
wherein the inner container consists of an upper inner container and a lower inner container buckled oppositely;
the window comprises an adjustment baffle plate; upper and lower grooves are formed at upper and lower edges of the window or adjacent to the upper and lower edges of the window; the upper and lower grooves are formed into a groove space;
the window is arranged at a junction of the upper and lower inner containers and is spliced by edge gaps of the upper and lower inner containers; toothed fillets are arranged on the groove space; the adjustment baffle plate is provided with a convex rib; the convex rib is matched with different toothed fillets in a concave-convex manner to change different gear in a process when the adjustment baffle plate is pushed.

US Pat. No. 10,888,067

SYSTEM, AND PROCESS, AND DEVICE FOR EMISSION OR AUGMENTATION OF ENERGY AFFECTING ANIMALS AND PETS

1. A device for emission of energy, comprising:a substrate; and
a programmable layer of the substrate, wherein:
the programmable layer is programmed with longitudinal electromagnetic scalar waves passed through a tuning medium apart from the substrate,
the longitudinal electromagnetic scalar waves having an amplitude of the waveform change to modulate desired information onto a carrier wave,
electromagnetic waves in the form of light and/or sound are used to modulate the carrier wave as it programs the substrate at either one or any combination of receiving and transmitting pancake coils,
the programmable layer is configured to emit and/or augment energetic information from the substrate, tuned via the longitudinal electromagnetic scalar waves, the energetic information being tuned for interaction with animals and pets, and
the energetic information emitted from the programmable layer is programmed to assist with the biofield of animals or pets and to offset negative effects of stressors to the biofield of animals or pets.

US Pat. No. 10,888,066

WILDLIFE ACTUATED FEEDER

1. A wildlife feeder, comprising:a reservoir;
a base adapted to be connected to said reservoir and said base having an upper opening, a lower opening and a hollow interior space wherein there is an annular seat; a regulator adapted to be insertable into the lower opening of the base such that the regulator extends upwards into the hollow interior space of said base and abuts against the annular seat on the annular seat bottom edge;
a spring adapted to secure the regulator in the hollow interior space of the base;
a tether for attachment to said regulator on one end and a stake for attachment to the other end of said tether;
a cap for insertion onto a top of the reservoir; and
means for vertical suspension of the feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,888,065

FEEDING TRAY

1. A feeding tray, comprising:a tray body (1);
and a base (2),
the tray body (1) being detachably fixed to the base (2), a plurality of through-holes (1a) being provided in the tray body (1), each of the through-holes (1a) penetrating through the tray body (1) in a thickness direction,
the feeding tray further comprising:
a plurality of connecting pillars (3), each of the connecting pillars (3) being inserted into a corresponding one of the through-holes (1a), each of the connecting pillars (3) being capable of rotating about its own axis, and each of the connecting pillars (3) being provided with a first boss (3a) on an outer surface thereof;
wherein a bottom wall of the base (2) is provided with an annular third ledge (2a), the tray body (1) is fixed to the top of the third ledge (2a), the third ledge (2a) and the bottom wall of the base (2) define a receiving cavity (2e), the connecting pillar (3) is provided with an inner cavity (3e), the inner cavity (3e) is communicated with the receiving cavity (2e), a plurality of vent holes (3f) are provided on the outer surface of the connecting pillar (3), and each of the vent holes (30 is communicated with the inner cavity (3e).

US Pat. No. 10,888,059

HEMP PLANT NAMED ‘LINDOREA’

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of a hemp plant variety designated ‘LINDOREA’, wherein seed of the variety has been deposited under NCMA No. 202005043.

US Pat. No. 10,888,058

LETTUCE VARIETY 79-853 RZ

RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN Z...

1. A seed of lettuce variety 79-853 RZ, a sample of seed of said variety having been deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 42789.

US Pat. No. 10,888,055

HYDROPONIC PLANT CULTIVATING APPARATUS

TOWER GARDEN, LLC, Colli...

1. A hydroponic plant cultivation apparatus comprising:a reservoir including an opening with a first lip and a second lip spaced from the first lip;
a plurality of planting modules stackable atop one another in an end to end configuration above the opening, each planting module comprising a sidewall, an interior space, at least one planting port defined in the sidewall for receiving a plant at least partially into the interior space, an interior wall in which is defined a module conduit aperture and a plurality of drain holes, a top end including a third lip, and a bottom end configured to selectably engage either of the top end or the opening in the reservoir, wherein the bottom end includes a first nesting portion configured to nest inside either of the first lip or the third lip, and a second nesting portion configured to nest inside the second lip when the first nesting portion is nested inside the first lip;
a conduit receivable in the module conduit apertures of the plurality of planting modules when the planting modules are stacked atop one another above the opening in the reservoir; and
a fluid distributor engageable with a top of the conduit when the conduit is received in the module conduit apertures;
wherein a fluid contained in the reservoir is selectably circulatable from the reservoir through the conduit to the fluid distributor where the fluid is redirected down the interior space of each planting module and back to the reservoir when the planting modules are stacked atop one another above the opening in the reservoir, the conduit is received in the module conduit apertures and in fluid communication with the reservoir, and the fluid distributor is engaged with the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,888,054

VERTICAL HYDROPONIC TOWER ARRAY FIXTURE SYSTEM

University of Wyoming, L...

1. A hydroponic tower array fixture system comprising:two or more hollow hydroponic towers, wherein said two or more hollow hydroponic towers have a horizontal cross section shape, a front surface, an open first end, and an open second end;
a slot formed in the front surface of each of said two or more hydroponic towers, the slot running continuously along the front surface and having a width equal to only a portion of a width of the front surface; and
a media material insertable into each hollow hydroponic tower;
an upper bracket having a bottom surface, wherein at least two upper bracket openings are formed in the bottom surface of the upper bracket substantially corresponding to the horizontal cross section shape and width of the two or more hydroponic towers; and
a hollow lower bracket having an interior chamber and a top surface, wherein at least two lower bracket openings are formed in the top surface of the lower bracket substantially corresponding to the horizontal cross section shape and width of the two or more hydroponic towers;
wherein the first end of at least one of the two or more hollow hydroponic towers is inserted into one of the at least two upper bracket openings of the upper bracket;
a cross piece, wherein the cross piece comprises a pipe and at least two support pieces, where the at least two support pieces support the pipe, and wherein said cross piece traverses the length of the interior chamber of the hollow lower bracket; and
wherein said cross piece elevates said hydroponic tower from the interior chamber of the lower surface of the lower bracket; and
wherein the second end of the hollow hydroponic tower is inserted into one of the at least two lower bracket openings of the lower bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,888,053

IN-GROUND WATER DISTRIBUTION ASSEMBLY

1. An in-ground water distribution assembly comprising:a ground water capture cup having an overall diameter and height, a closed bottom end and a top rim defining an open end;
a location spike fitted to the bottom of the ground water capture cup at proximal center of the cup bottom, the location spike extending downward orthogonally from the bottom of the capture cup;
at least one vertical support riser connected to or seated in at least one respective riser seat distributed in an equally-spaced bolt circle pattern about the inside wall of the capture cup, the at least one vertical support riser extending upward from the respective riser seat in the capture cup and toward center of the capture cup, the at least one vertical support riser fitted to a vertical feeder tube held vertical above center of the capture cup, and
a water emitter connected to the vertical feeder tube at top center of the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,888,052

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STRIPPING FLOWERS, BUDS, OR LEAVES FROM HERBS OR PLANTS

G4 Products, LLC, Las Ve...

1. A flower stripping device comprising:a rim;
wherein the rim is configured as an arc or circle and further configured to be affixable to an edge of a bucket with an open top;
a pair of opposed cutting blades extending radially inward from the rim;
wherein the pair of opposed cutting blades is configured such that, when the rim is affixed to the edge of the bucket, the pair of opposed cutting blades extends over the open top of the bucket;
wherein the pair of opposed cutting blades are configured to form an opening, with an opening distance measured between a respective edge of each of the pair of opposed cutting blades at the opening, and a terminus, with a terminus distance, measured between a respective edge of each of the pair of opposed cutting blades at the terminus;
wherein the opening distance is greater than the terminus distance;
wherein the pair of opposed cutting blades are configured to form an opening, with an opening distance measured between a respective edge of each of the pair of opposed cutting blades at the opening, and a terminus, with a terminus distance, measured between a respective edge of each of the pair of opposed cutting blades at the terminus;
wherein the opening distance is greater than the terminus distance; and
wherein the opening distance is at least three-quarters of an inch.

US Pat. No. 10,888,051

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS FOR WEATHER MODIFICATION PROGRAMS

1. A method comprising:obtaining data comprising current locations of candidate clouds to be seeded;
based on said data comprising said current locations of said candidate clouds to be seeded, causing a vehicle to move proximate at least one of said candidate clouds to be seeded;
obtaining, from a sensor suite associated with said vehicle, while said vehicle and sensor suite are proximate said at least one of said candidate clouds to be seeded, weather and cloud system data, said weather and cloud system data comprising at least one of atmospheric aerosol size distribution and atmospheric cloud hydrometeor size distribution;
obtaining vehicle position parameters from said sensor suite associated with said vehicle;
based on said weather and cloud system data and said vehicle position parameters, determining, via a machine learning process:
an appropriate seeding material to be used;
which of said candidate clouds should be seeded; and
within those of said candidate clouds which should be seeded, where to disperse said appropriate seeding material; and
a rate at which to disperse said appropriate seeding material, wherein determining said rate comprises estimating a rate of seeding required to modify measured droplet size distribution for a seeding effect; and
wherein said appropriate seeding material to be used and the rate at which to disperse said appropriate seeding material are based at least on temperature and updraft velocity; and
controlling said vehicle to carry out said seeding on said candidate clouds to be seeded, in accordance with said determining step.

US Pat. No. 10,888,050

AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT AND CROP GROWTH STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY

The Agricultural Gas Co.,...

1. A. method for enhancing plant crop growth, comprising the steps of:a. providing a supply of H2 gas reagent;
b. filtering impurities from the reagent;
c. compressing the reagent;
d. storing the compressed reagent in a tank;
e. diluting the compressed reagent to at or below 4% concentration;
f. regulating the reagent pressure;
g. controlling a rate of flow of the compressed reagent using a valve connected to the tank; and
h. applying the reagent to the plant crop, whereby the reagent is used to neutralize air pollutants.

US Pat. No. 10,888,049

REUSABLE POTTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Dean John Munt, III, Per...

1. A potting system including:at least one bendable pot side including:
a plurality of first lacing apertures;
a plurality of second lacing apertures;
at least one first pot side attachment structure; and
at least one second pot side attachment structure;
a first bottom panel, wherein said first bottom panel is a separate structure from said at least one bendable pot side and is not initially mechanically engaged with said at least one bendable pot side, said first bottom panel including:
at least one first bottom panel attachment structure; and
a first bottom panel mesh structure;
a second bottom panel, wherein said second bottom panel is a separate structure from said at least one bendable pot side and is not initially mechanically engaged with said at least one bendable pot side, said second bottom panel including:
at least one second bottom panel attachment structure; and
a second bottom panel mesh structure; and
at least one pull lace including:
a lace insert portion,
wherein said potting system is assembled by:
mechanically engaging said at least one first pot side attachment structure with said at least one first bottom panel attachment structure to mechanically engage said first bottom panel with said at least one bendable pot side and mechanically engaging said at least one second pot side attachment structure with said at least one second bottom panel attachment structure to mechanically engage said second bottom panel with said at least one bendable pot side,
engaging said first bottom panel mesh structure with said second bottom panel mesh structure to mechanically engage said second bottom panel with said first bottom panel,
bending said at least one pot side so that said plurality of first lacing apertures align with said plurality of second lacing apertures, and
inserting said lace insert portion of said at least one pull lace through said plurality of first lacing apertures and said plurality of second lacing apertures,
wherein said first bottom panel and said second bottom panel are separate structures.

US Pat. No. 10,888,048

MATERIAL WRAP SYSTEM WITH SELF CLEANING FEATURE

1. A system for wrapping a material around a bale in a baler, comprising:a feed system configured to direct the material through a feed path;
a knife mechanism including a fixed knife and a counter-knife configured to alternately move between a cutting position in which the counter-knife intersects the feed path to cut the material and a retracted position in which the counter-knife is out of the feed path;
wherein the feed system includes a roll element configured to direct the material between the fixed knife and the counter-knife when the counter-knife is moved out of the feed path into the retracted position;
a cylindrical mandrel disposed between the roll element and the knife mechanism, the mandrel being in a stationary position relative to the fixed knife and extending along the length of the roll element; and
a cylindrical brush mounted on the mandrel;
wherein, when the counter-knife is in the retracted position, the brush is positioned to contact the roll element at a location removed from the material to remove debris from the roll element without being rotated by the roll element itself; and
wherein, when the counter-knife is in the cutting position, the brush is freely rotatable and the material is pressed by the counter-knife against the brush to rotate the brush to remove debris from the brush.

US Pat. No. 10,888,047

PARKING BRAKE APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co...

1. A parking brake apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:brake units for right and left hydraulic transaxles, wherein each of the brake units comprise a brake arm;
a single hydraulic actuator comprising a cylinder and a piston housed in the cylinder in such a manner as to be reciprocably displaceable along the cylinder;
a valve for switching supply of hydraulic oil from the hydraulic transaxles to the single hydraulic actuator, wherein the hydraulic actuator is configured to displace the piston to one of a brake operating position and a brake non-operating position in response to the switching of the hydraulic supply by the valve;
a balance arm connected to the piston in such a manner as to be at least partially free to rotate with respect to a vertical axis of the vehicle; and
left and right brake rods connected between left and right end portions of the balance arm and the left and right brake arms, respectively,
wherein the piston is connected to the balance arm at a point disposed between the connections of the left and right brake arms to the balance arm,
wherein the hydraulic actuator further includes a spring member for constantly urging the piston to the brake operating position, and
wherein the parking brake apparatus is configured to simultaneously apply or release braking pressure from the brake units.

US Pat. No. 10,888,046

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AUTONOMOUS MOBILE LAWN MOWER ROBOT AND LAWN MOWING SYSTEM

1. A method for operating an autonomous mobile lawn mower robot having a cutting tool for mowing a lawn, wherein a cutting height of the cutting tool is adjustable, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a prediction of an environmental condition describing parameter,
automatically adjusting the cutting height of the cutting tool as a function of the received prediction; and
obtaining a future lawn height of the lawn based on the environmental condition describing parameter using a lawn growth model, wherein
the step of automatically adjusting the cutting height of the cutting tool as a function of the received prediction further comprises:
automatically adjusting the cutting height of the cutting tool as a function of the obtained future lawn height.

US Pat. No. 10,888,045

WEEDING ROBOT AND METHOD

Franklin Robotics, Inc., ...

1. A weeding robot comprising:a chassis;
a drive subsystem, for maneuvering the chassis, including a set of motor-driven wheels, at least one wheel of the set having a ground-contacting tread with a set of cleats;
a rechargeable battery configured to power the drive subsystem;
a solar panel configured to charge the battery;
an obstacle sensor subsystem on the chassis configured to detect objects including plants having a height above a threshold;
a controller subsystem, configured for autonomous operation of the robot for weeding, responsive to the obstacle sensor subsystem and configured to:
de-energize the drive subsystem until charge of the battery has been restored to a predetermined level by the solar panel,
control the drive subsystem to maneuver the chassis about a defined space, and
upon detection of an obstacle via an output of the obstacle sensor subsystem, control the drive subsystem to maneuver the chassis away from the obstacle, under rules configured to produce a high likelihood of operation of the robot over the entire defined space.

US Pat. No. 10,888,044

PIVOTING IMPLEMENT FRAME

Kinze Manufacturing, Inc....

17. A method of transporting an agricultural implement, the method comprising:providing an agricultural implement frame comprising a tongue having a first end and a second end, wherein a center pivot post located proximate to the second end of the tongue is operatively attached to a center toolbar and one or more wings pivotally coupled to the center toolbar, said one or more wings and at least one ground engaging tool configured to pivot relative to the center toolbar about a generally vertical axis and the center pivot post is configured to lift the center toolbar and rotate the center toolbar about a generally vertical axis; and
transporting the agricultural implement while an outer section of the one or more wings, the center toolbar, the tongue, and a direction of travel are substantially parallel with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,888,043

SELF-PROPELLED BALING VEHICLE

Vermeer Manufacturing Com...

1. A self-propelled baling vehicle for forming a bale of material, the vehicle having a vertical axis and a longitudinal axis, the baling vehicle comprising:a chassis;
first and second rear drive wheels attached to the chassis, the first and second rear drive wheels each having a rotational axis;
drive systems for independently controlling a drive speed of each of the first and second rear drive wheels so that the speed of the first rear drive wheel is selectively controllable relative to a speed of the second rear drive wheel and so that differences in the first rear drive wheel speed and the second rear drive wheel speed enable vehicle steering;
a front caster wheel connected to the chassis, the front caster wheel being mounted on a suspension mechanism to allow the front caster wheel to move toward the chassis relative to the vertical axis, the front caster wheel having a rotational axis, wherein a distance D1 separates the rotational axes of the rear drive wheels and the rotational axis of the front caster wheel;
a cab, the cab at least partially overlapping a portion of the front caster wheel relative to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle; and
a baling chamber for forming the bale, the chamber having a central axis that is transverse to the longitudinal axis and intersecting a center of mass of the completed bale, the central axis being (1) at or rearward to the rotational axes of the first and second rear drive wheels or (2) forward to the rotational axes of the first and second rear drive wheels with the distance between the central axis and the rotational axes of the first and second rear drive wheels being less than about 0.25*D1.

US Pat. No. 10,888,042

GROUND ENGAGEMENT TOOL WITH OFFSET ADJUSTMENT

Fast Ag Solutions, LLC, ...

1. A ground engagement tool for mounting to a toolbar of an agricultural implement, the ground engagement tool comprising:a mid-section including a shank portion; and
an upper bracket coupled to said shank portion of said mid-section,
wherein:
said shank portion of said mid-section defines a shank axis, said shank portion including an outward-facing perimeter that defines a polygonal cross-section normal to said shank axis, said outward-facing perimeter defining a plurality of planar faces, each of said plurality of planar faces corresponding to a side of said polygonal cross-section;
said upper bracket is coupled to said outward-facing perimeter of said shank portion of said mid-section;
said polygonal cross-section of said shank portion cooperates with said upper bracket to enable said mid-section to be configured at discrete rotational orientations relative to said upper bracket; and
said polygonal cross-section of said shank portion defines one of a pentagonal cross-section, a hexagonal cross-section, and an octagonal cross-section.
US Pat. No. 10,889,755

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, COMPLEX, LAMINATED STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A photosensitive resin composition, comprising(A) a photo-conversion material;
(B-1) a metal-containing compound;
(C) a photopolymerizable monomer;
(D) a photopolymerization initiator; and
(E) a solvent,
wherein the metal-containing compound comprises a moiety represented by *—S-M-S—* wherein M is Zn, Al, Mg, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Cd, In, Ba, Au, Hg, or Tl, and
wherein the metal-containing compound has a weight average molecular weight of greater than or equal to about 1,000 grams per mole and less than or equal to about 15,000 grams per mole.
US Pat. No. 10,889,757

ETCHING COMPOSITIONS

Fujifilm Electronic Mater...

34. An etching composition, comprising:a) hydrofluoric acid in an amount of from about 0.1 wt % to about 5 wt % of the composition;
b) at least one carboxylic acid, wherein the at least one carboxylic acid is in an amount of from about 85 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of the composition;
c) at least one complexing agent selected from the group consisting of polycarboxylic acids and hydroxycarboxylic acids, wherein the at least one complexing agent is in an amount of from about 0.1 wt % to about 10 wt % of the composition; and
d) water in an amount of from about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,889,503

ZEOLITE HAVING SPECIFIC RATIO OF DIVALENT COPPER IONS SUPPORTED THEREON, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR AND CATALYST COMPOSITION COMPRISING SAME

HEESUNG CATALYSTS CORPORA...

1. An SCR catalyst composition, comprising a chabazite (CHA)-type zeolite and a binder, wherein the chabazite (CHA)-type zeolite is loaded with copper ions in which a NO adsorption area of Cu2+ (?) is 80% or more as compared to a NO adsorption area of Cu2+ (?) after exposure to NO for 180 sec in a NO DRIFTS spectrum.
US Pat. No. 10,889,762

PROCESS FOR OPERATING A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE TUBULAR REACTOR

VELOCYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMI...

1. A process for the conversion of synthesis gas, the process comprising contacting in a tubular reactor a gaseous stream comprising synthesis gas with a carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst to produce a synthetic product;wherein the tubular reactor comprises
a reactor inlet in fluid communication with one or more reactor tubes wherein each reactor tube comprises a tube inlet, a tube outlet located downstream of the tube inlet, an inner tube wall comprising a surface area, an outer tube wall, a heat transfer structure within the reactor tube, and a volume of the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst within the reactor tube;
a reactor outlet located downstream of the reactor inlet in fluid communication with the one or more reactor tubes; and
a cooling medium in contact with the one or more reactor tubes; wherein
the diameter of the inner tube wall is from 20 mm to 80 mm; the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst exhibits a conversion rate of at least 30 millimoles CO per mL of catalyst per hour when tested by reacting a stream comprising 30 vol. % inert, gas and a ratio of H2/CO of 1.84 at a temperature of 205° C. and a pressure of 348 psig with a catalyst gas hourly space velocity of 20,000 hr?1 using a particulate form of the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst with a weight average diameter of less than 65 ?m;
the heat transfer structure comprises a network of heat conducting surfaces in conductive thermal contact with a portion of the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst and wherein the heat transfer structure is in at least partial conductive thermal contact throughout the surface area of the inner tube wall containing the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst; and
at least one of a ratio of effective thermal conductivity of the heat transfer structure and the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst with the inner tube wall over thermal conductivity of the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst of at least about 50:1; and
a total combined surface area of the heat transfer structure and inner tube wall containing the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst per volume of the carbon monoxide hydrogenation catalyst (the “SA/V”) from about 500 m2/m3 to about 4000 m2/m3.
US Pat. No. 10,888,738

GOLF BALL RESIN COMPOSITION AND GOLF BALL

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A golf ball resin composition comprising:(A) at least one resin component selected from the group consisting of
(a-1) a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms,
(a-2) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a binary copolymer composed of an olefin and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms,
(a-3) a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester, and
(a-4) an ionomer resin consisting of a metal ion-neutralized product of a ternary copolymer composed of an olefin, an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid ester,
(B) a saturated fatty acid, and
(C) an unsaturated fatty acid,
wherein a total content of (B) the saturated fatty acid and (C) the unsaturated fatty acid ranges from 100 parts by mass to 200 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of (A) the resin component,
a mass ratio (B)/(C) of (B) the saturated fatty acid to (C) the unsaturated fatty acid ranges from 15/85 to 30/100, and
the golf ball resin composition comprises only one type of saturated fatty acid as (B) the saturated fatty acid and only one type of unsaturated fatty acid as (C) the unsaturated fatty acid.
US Pat. No. 10,889,506

VANADIUM OXIDE FOR INFRARED COATINGS AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A method of preparing crystalline vanadium oxide, the method comprising:(i) providing a vanadium oxide precursor comprising vanadium oxide particles;
(ii) annealing the vanadium oxide particles at a first O2 partial pressure of between 2 ppm and 500 ppm, thereby preparing the crystalline vanadium oxide in tetragonal form; and
(iii) determining a first temperature T1 at which a metastable VO2 form and/or a tetragonal VO2 form is present first formed at the first O2 partial pressure.
US Pat. No. 10,888,225

RED BLOOD CELLS AS VOLTAGE-SENSITIVE CONTRAST AGENTS

WEINBERG MEDICAL PHYSICS ...

1. An apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging of at least a part of a subject's brain to assess neuronal activity, the apparatus comprising:a magnetic resonance imaging system for performing an imaging process to image the at least part of the subject's brain, the magnetic resonance imaging system including at least one power source coupled to a processor that controls operation of the magnetic resonance imaging system to generate at least one magnetic field gradient for application to the at least part of the subject's brain to elicit an electromagnetic response from atoms and molecules included in the at least part of the subject's brain,
wherein the magnetic resonance imaging system includes at least one detector that detects the electromagnetic response and the processor generates the image of the at least part of the subject's brain based on the detected electromagnetic response, wherein neuronal activity is assessed by measuring displacement of one or more red blood cells resulting from nearby electrical fields produced by the neuronal activity in the at least part of the subject's brain, and
wherein the magnetic resonance imaging system images the at least part of the subject's brain with spatial resolution more accurate than 30 microns full-width at half-maximum.
US Pat. No. 10,889,507

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A METAL OXIDE POWDER

OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVAT...

1. A process for producing a metal oxide powder comprising of one of a metal (IV) oxide powder (MO2 where M is a metal) and a metal oxide powder comprising of a metal (III) oxide film (M2O3 where M is a metal),the process comprising:
providing one of a precursor solution and a dispersion containing a metal (IV) complex or a metal (III) complex;
spraying the precursor solution or dispersion on to a heated substrate in the presence of water, thereby depositing material on the substrate;
drying the deposited material;
cooling the deposited material on the substrate at a controlled cooling rate of at least 10° C./min; and
removing the deposited material from the substrate to produce the metal oxide powder,
wherein:
the metal (M) is vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, germanium or manganese; and
the spraying, drying and cooling steps are carried out in at least one of a protective or inert atmosphere.
US Pat. No. 10,889,766

PETROLEUM DEMULSIFIER

OLEON NV, Evergem (BE)

1. A process for demulsification of a water and petroleum emulsion comprising contacting the emulsion with a demulsifier comprising at least one mannosylerythritol lipid, wherein the total quantity of mannosylerythritol lipid(s) is comprised between 0.5 ppm and 100 ppm, with respect to the weight of the emulsion.
US Pat. No. 10,889,512

METHOD FOR TREATING AQUEOUS EFFLUENT

S.P.C.M. SA, Andrezieux-...

1. A method for treating an aqueous effluent comprising fresh tailings, fine tailings, mature fine tailings (MFTs) or mature fine tailings (MFTs) containing clay in amount ranging from 5 to 70% by weight, and comprising solid particles, said method comprising:(a) adding at least one sulfonated dispersing agent to the aqueous effluent; and
(b) adding at least one flocculating agent to flocculate the solid particles;
wherein the aqueous effluent being treated has left a separation chamber for bitumen separation; and
wherein the flocculating agent comprises a copolymer prepared from at least one non-ionic monomer and at least one anionic monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,889,513

METHOD FOR REMOVING IMPURITIES FROM A FLUID STREAM

M Vest Water AS, Bergen ...

1. A process for removing oil contamination in fluids where water is the continuous phase and the oil contamination is present in the continuous phase, comprising the steps of dispersing Xanthan and/or Guar in unsolved state into nonpolar solvent comprising de-aromatized aliphatic or synthetic isoparaffine, immiscible with water and miscible with oil, dosing the dispersion into the fluid, mixing the dispersion and fluid mixture to a microemulsion by shear mixing, such that any contaminating oil present in the fluid becomes included in the emulsion together with solvent, causing the contamination to be brought together into a separable conglomerate by means of blending in and mixing of crosslinking trivalent cations of aluminum, iron or chromium, and removing the conglomerated contamination from the fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,892,075

COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A composition for 3D printing comprising ceramic particles, and magnetic particles having at least two magnetic domains, wherein the magnetic domains are irregularly arranged when an external magnetic field is absent and are magnetized by an external magnetic field, wherein the magnetic particles surround the ceramic particles, or the ceramic particles surround the magnetic particles, whereby magnetic composites are formed.
US Pat. No. 10,889,773

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS ALLOWING EASIER HANDLING

Clariant International Lt...

1. A polymer composition prepared by free-radical polymerization ofA) 95-40% by weight of alkyl (meth)acrylate comprising
Ai) 20-95% by weight of at least one alkyl (meth)acrylate having 16 to 40 carbon atoms in the alkyl radical and
Aii) 5-80% by weight of at least one (meth)acrylic ester of a C5-C22 alcohol having a C6-C20-alkyl radical in the 2 position to the hydroxyl group, where Ai) and Aii) are different than one another, in the presence of
B) 5-60% by weight of an ethylene copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,889,774

LUBRICITY ADDITIVE FOR FUEL WITH A LOW SULPHUR CONTENT

TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES,...

1. A method of using one or more acid oils, directly derived from acidification of at least one soapstock, the method comprising adding the one or more acid oils to an internal combustion engine fuel as a lubricity additive in a content of less than or equal to 1000 ppm by weight, thus obtaining an internal combustion engine fuel composition,wherein the soapstock is obtained by a process of refining at least one oil selected from a vegetable and/or animal oil,
the lubricity additive has a content of triglycerides of greater than or equal to 5% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,889,777

SYNTHETIC LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITIONS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A lubricating base stockcomprising:
a) an alkyl aromatic;
b) a blend of additives;
c) a blend of oil soluble polyalkylene glycols, wherein the amount of oil soluble polyalkylene glycols range from about 5 wt % to about 50 wt %, wherein the oil soluble polyaklyene glycols are homopolymers of ethylene oxide, and the blend of oil soluble polyalkylene glycols increase the viscosity index, of the lubricating base stock, with the oil soluble polyalkylene glycols having a number average molecular weight of about 200 to about 8000; and
d) a blend of polyolefins,
wherein the blend of polyolefins comprises at least one metallocene polyolefin and wherein the lubricating base stock has a membrane patch colorimetry value below 15 after a long-term oxidation test, an acid number increase below 0.44 after a long-term oxidation test and a viscosity index greater than 107, wherein the long-term oxidation test consists of subjecting the composition to four different complete temperature cycles lasting a total of 672 hours with a cycle being a minimum temperature of 60° C. for 96 hours and a maximum temperature of 150° C. for 72 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,889,523

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A CEMENT CLINKER AT LOW TEMPERATURE

1. A process for producing a cement clinker comprising the steps of:(i) mixing one or more starting materials providing each: at least one or more of CaO, SiO2, Al2O3, and Fe2O3; and, optionally, SO3; and/or at least other one or more compounds comprising the elements of these oxides, to form a raw meal comprising CaO, SiO2, Al2O3, and Fe2O3; and, optionally, SO3; and/or at least other one or more compounds comprising the elements of these oxides, wherein the molar ratios among the aforementioned oxides and/or other one or more compounds comprising the elements of these oxides is given by Formula I:
(CaO)1(SiO2)a(Al2O3)b(Fe2O3)c(SO3)d  (Formula I)
wherein:
“a” is comprised from 0.05 to 1,
“b” is comprised from 0.01 to 0.6,
“c” is comprised from 0.001 to 0.25, and
“d” is comprised from 0 to 0.3,
and wherein at least 35% (p/p) of the starting materials of the raw meal have a critical microwaves absorbance temperature (Tc) comprised from 15 to 650° C. and a critical microwaves absorbance time (tc) comprised from 1 min to 1 h;
(ii) heating the raw meal by irradiating with microwaves until reaching a sintering temperature comprised in a range from 300 to 950° C., wherein the irradiating time to reach the sintering temperature is comprised in a range from 15 min to 3 h;
(iii) maintaining the microwave sintering temperature of step (ii) during a time comprised from 1 min to 3 h by further irradiating with microwaves; and
(iv) cooling the clinker obtained in step (iii).
US Pat. No. 10,889,779

TRANSMISSION LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITION

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A lubricating oil composition, comprising:(A) a base oil comprising (A-1) a synthetic oil having a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. of 1.0 to 10.0 mm2/s;
(B) a viscosity index improver having a mass average molecular weight of 10,000 to 50,000;
(C-1) a polyamide, which is a reaction product between a polyamine compound and a carboxylic acid compound, wherein the carboxylic acid compound is a monovalent fatty acid having a carbon number from 8 to 24; and
(C-2) a polyol ester which is a partial ester of a polyol and a fatty acid having 12 to 24 carbon atoms,
wherein a total amount of the component (C-1) and the component (C-2) is from 0.01 to 5.0% by mass on the basis of a total amount of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,889,524

METHODS OF PRODUCING CERAMIC MOLDED PRODUCT AND TRANSPARENT SINTERED BODY

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method of producing a ceramic molded product, comprising the steps:preparing a mixed material in slurry form by mixing spherical or plate-shaped powders having a primary particle diameter of 50 nm to 1000 nm of a ceramic raw material with an organic additive or sintering aid;
granulating the mixed material in slurry form to form ceramic granules having a Hausner ratio, which is a quotient obtained by dividing a tapped bulk density by a loose bulk density, of more than 1.0 but not more than 1.2, wherein the ceramic granules have an average diameter of 100 to 1000 ?m, and wherein a relative value of the loose bulk density to a true density of the ceramic granules is 15% or more but not more than 20%; and
pressure-molding the ceramic granules.
US Pat. No. 10,889,780

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Givaudan SA, Vernier (CH...

1. A fragrance composition comprising ethyl cyclohexanecarboxylate and at least one odorant ester, wherein the weight ratio between the ethyl cyclohexanecarboxylate and the at least one odorant ester is from 1:10,000,000 to 1:100 (ethyl cyclohexanecarboxylate:ester).
US Pat. No. 10,889,781

PROCESS FOR ACIDIC CLEANING IN THE BEER INDUSTRY

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A process for one stage acidic washing to eliminate both beer stone and yeast ring stains in a beer fermentor comprising the steps of:a) pre-washing the fermentor by circulation of an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide to remove impurities;
b) washing the fermentor containing both beer stone and yeast ring stains by circulation in said fermentor of an effective quantity of an aqueous cleaning formulation to remove the yeast ring stains located at aeration/liquid interfaces and beer stone located on bottom and sides of the fermentor, consisting of 0.5 to 20 weight % methane sulphonic acid, in solution, as the cleaning agent; one or more organic acids; and one or more additives selected from the group consisting of rheological additives, solvents, biocides and other texture agents, co-solvents, inorganic acids, thickening agents, surface-active agents, foaming agents, anti-foaming agents, and mixtures thereof at a temperature between 5° C. and 40° C. for a sufficient time to allow complete removal of the yeast ring stain and beer stone from the surfaces of the beer fermentor; and
c) then rinsing said fermentor by circulation of a rinsing solution.
US Pat. No. 10,889,527

AQUEOUS DISPERSIONS OF POTASSIUM CALCIUM POLYPHOSPHATE

Liquid Fertiliser Pty Ltd...

1. An aqueous dispersion comprising:i. water; and
ii. potassium calcium polyphosphate dispersed within the water, where said dispersion is characterized by a particle size distribution wherein at least 90% of the particles within the dispersion have a particle size of less than 1 micron, and where said aqueous dispersion includes from 15% to 25% w/w suspended particles having a particle size of less than 1 micron.
US Pat. No. 10,889,783

SOLID CONTROLLED RELEASE CAUSTIC DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A solid controlled release composition for cleaning wares comprising:from about 25 wt-% to about 95 wt-% of a hydroxide alkalinity source;
from about 1 wt-% to about 20 wt-% of a polysaccharide material comprising carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), wherein the polysaccharide material has between about a 1 wt-% to about 2 wt-% aqueous solution viscosity at 25° C. of between about 250 cps and about 5000 cps; and
an active ingredient cleaning agent,
wherein the solid is a homogenous multi-use composition lasting at least 12 cycles; and
wherein the solid has a mass of at least 50 grams and is not encapsulated with any delayed release composition.
US Pat. No. 10,889,785

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING CAT ALLERGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

1. A formulation disposed in a cat litter in an amount effective for reducing or eliminating allergenic Fel d 1 from an environment, the formulation comprising a serine protease comprising a subtilisin from at least one species of Bacillus selected from the group consisting of B. licheniformis, B. clausii, B. haloudurans, B. lentus, B. amyloliquefaciens, and B. subtilis, wherein the subtilisin interacts with the Fel d 1 degrades allergenic epitopes on the Fel d 1, wherein the cat litter comprises perlite to which the subtilisin is cross-linked.
US Pat. No. 10,888,504

HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING AQUEOUS WAX DISPERSIONS

17. A method of shaping hair, the method comprising:(1) applying onto the hair, a hair styling composition comprising:
(a) from about 0.5% to about 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, of an aqueous dispersion containing:
(i) solid wax particles having a particle size ranging from about 5 microns to about 25 microns and comprising at least one wax chosen from beeswax, hydrogenated myristyl olive esters, hydrogenated stearyl olive esters, VP/eicosene copolymer, ditrimethyloylpropane tetrastearate and C30-45 alkyldimethylsilyl propylsilsesquioxane, and wherein the at least one wax is present in an amount of from about 20% to about 40% by weight, based on the total weight of the aqueous dispersion;
(ii) from about 1.5% to about 3.0% by weight of a surfactant mixture comprising:
from about 60% to about 95% by weight, based on the total weight of the surfactant mixture, of at least one nonionic surfactant chosen from PEG-30 glyceryl stearate, sorbitan palmitate and mixtures thereof; and
from about 5% to about 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the surfactant mixture, of at least one anionic surfactant chosen from dipalmitoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate, distearoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate, disodium stearoyl glutamate and sodium stearoyl glutamate, and mixtures thereof;
wherein the surfactant mixture is free of amphoteric surfactants;
(iii) water; and
(iv) an optional ingredient comprising at least one additional ingredient chosen from a wax having a melting point of 35° C. or less, oils, emulsifying polymers, sunscreen agents, pigments/dyes, silicas, talc, clays, and perfumes;
wherein the average difference in the particle sizes of the solid wax particles is not more than about 20 microns;
(b) at least one cosmetically acceptable carrier; and
(c) optionally, at least one auxiliary agent; and
(2) heating the hair in order to melt the solid wax particles.
US Pat. No. 10,889,530

REACH-COMPLIANT PYROTECHNIC DELAYED-ACTION COMPOSITION AND PRIMER CHARGE HAVING VARIABLY SETTABLE PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS

Rheinmetall Waffe Munitio...

1. A pyrotechnic primer charge or delay composition composed of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)-compliant constituents which are toxicologically unproblematical for human beings and the environment, the pyrotechnic primer charge or delay composition comprising:at least one oxidizing agent;
at least one reducing agent;
at least one additive that is slag or framework-forming; and
at least one mineral binder,
wherein the at least one mineral binder comprises amorphous polysilicic acids, and
wherein the amorphous polysilicic acids of the delay composition are processed with the aid of lithium water glass solutions to give granular material, such that the at least one mineral binder is not hygroscopic.
US Pat. No. 10,889,786

DETERGENT PRODUCTS, METHODS AND MANUFACTURE

1. A water-soluble pouch comprising a plurality of compartments, wherein the plurality of compartments comprises a first compartment and a second compartment, wherein the first compartment comprises a liquid composition, wherein the liquid composition comprises one or more detergent active or auxiliary components and an organic solvent system.
US Pat. No. 10,888,506

OIL-IN-WATER EMULSION COMPOSITION

1. A composition in the form of an oil-in-water emulsion, comprising:(a) at least one UV filter;
(b) at least one inulin, optionally modified with hydrophobic chains;
(c) at least one sugar ether surfactant;
(d) at least one hydrophilic acrylic polymer selected from the group consisting of sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, ammonium acryloyldimethyl taurate/VP copolymer, or combinations thereof; and
(e) water,
wherein:
the at least one UV filter is present in the composition in an amount ranging from about 0.01% to about 30% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition;
the at least one inulin is present in an amount ranging from about 0.01% to about 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition;
the at least one sugar ether surfactant is present in an amount ranging from about 0.05% to about 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition;
the at least one hydrophilic acrylic polymer is present in an amount ranging from about 0.01% to about 10% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition; and
the water is present in an amount ranging from about 40% to about 95% by weight, relative to the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,889,788

PHOTONIC WINE PROCESSOR

1. An apparatus for light-processing a liquid comprising: a light chamber having a light source having peak wavelengths longer than 350 nm and no peak wavelengths shorter than 350 nm, wherein the chamber is shaped for receiving and enclosing a bottle containing the liquid and headspace above the liquid, wherein the liquid in the vessel is exposed to the light with a controlled oxygen concentration in the headspace.