US Pat. No. 10,111,562

VACUUM CLEANER

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a motor configured to suction matter into the vacuum cleaner through an input port of the vacuum cleaner;
a collection receptacle for receiving matter collected by the vacuum cleaner;
a lid adapted to cover the collection receptacle;
a filter carrier adapted to connect at least one filter to the lid and positioned so that, during operation of the vacuum cleaner, matter collected by the vacuum cleaner is filtered from at least one fluid stream in the vacuum cleaner; and
at least one support member adapted to hold the lid stably in an access orientation that allows manual access to the at least one filter for removal from the filter carrier or cleaning of the at least one filter while the at least one filter is connected to the lid and located over the collection receptacle, the at least one support member being positionable with respect to the lid or the collection receptacle so as to free the lid to move from the access orientation to a closed orientation with respect to the collection receptacle; and at least one catch that is engageable by the at least one support member when the lid is oriented in the access orientation, the catch being adapted to resist removal of the at least one support member from the catch and also being adapted to provide stability for the lid in the access orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,561

HAND VACUUM CLEANER

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper side and a lower side, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from a dirty air inlet provided at the front end to a clear air outlet provided at the rear end;
(b) a vacuum cleaner body comprising a suction motor positioned in the air flow passage, a front end, a rear end and a handle, the suction motor having a suction motor inlet end that faces towards the front end and a motor axis;
(c) a cyclone unit positioned in the air flow passage upstream from the suction motor, the cyclone unit having a front end and a rear end, the cyclone unit comprising an openable front door provided at the front end of the hand vacuum cleaner, a cyclone axis and an axially extending cyclone unit wall which extends to the front end of the cyclonic unit; and,
(d) a latch securing the openable door to the cyclone unit wall,
wherein the openable front door has a door first end which is rotatably mounted to a front end of the cyclone unit wall and an opposed securable end having the latch,
wherein the latch and the handle are provided on one side of the hand vacuum cleaner and, when the hand vacuum cleaner is oriented such that the motor axis is horizontal and the upper side is above the lower side, the door first end is vertically spaced from the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,111,560

VERTICAL BATHTUB CLOSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Safeway Safety Step, LLC,...

1. A bathtub closure system comprising:(a) a step, the step comprising;
(i) a first side panel,
(ii) a second side panel, and
(iii) an elongated platform defining a cavity, wherein the cavity is configured to facilitate ingress and egress into a bathtub;
(b) a closure, wherein the closure is coupled with the step and cooperates with the step to form a substantially watertight seal when the closure is in a closed position, the closure further comprising a lateral projection dimensioned to engage a cavity defined by the second side panel of the step;
(c) a hinge, the hinge coupling the closure with the first side panel of the step such that the closure is rotatable in a substantially vertical direction about the hinge from the closed positon to an open position; and
(d) a fastener to engage the lateral projection of the closure and the second side panel of the step such that the closure is retained in the closed position further comprising, wherein the fastener is a threaded fastener that is inserted through an aperture defined by the lateral projection.

US Pat. No. 10,111,559

HARDWARE ASSEMBLY

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A hardware assembly, comprising:first and second bases each having a first surface and an opposed planar second surface, the first surface for contacting a support surface, the first and second surfaces having substantially similar areas, the first and second bases having first and second longitudinal axes, respectively, the first longitudinal axis transecting the first and second surfaces of the first base, and the second longitudinal axis transecting the first and second surfaces of the second base;
first and second planar rings each having an outer edge directly contacting the planar second surfaces of the first and second bases along the first and second longitudinal axes, respectively, the first and second planar rings each having an aperture formed about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis; and
a hardware component mounted to the first and second planar rings in a plane that includes the first and second longitudinal axes.

US Pat. No. 10,111,558

MIXER APPARATUS AND METHOD

BLENDTEC, INC., Orem, UT...

1. A food mixing machine for mixing ingredients, the food mixing machine comprising:a base unit configured to rest on a horizontal surface;
a motor positioned in the base unit;
a bowl attached to the base unit, the bowl having a longitudinal axis extending at an angle that is non-parallel relative to a gravitational direction while the base unit is resting on the horizontal surface;
a mixing tool positioned in the bowl, the mixing tool being operably connected to the motor to receive a torque from the motor and to move within the bowl to mix contents of the bowl, wherein the mixing tool, the bowl, and the motor are concentrically aligned along the longitudinal axis, the mixing tool being movable along the longitudinal axis relative to the bowl, the mixing tool comprising a mixing portion, the mixing portion being translatable along a tool axis while the mixing tool is connected to the motor and the motor rotates the tool, the tool axis being non-parallel relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,557

FOOD PROCESSOR DAMPEN SYSTEM

Capbran Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A vibration damper system in a food processor to reduce vibration, comprising:a motor suspended from a motor mounting ceiling that is mounted on a housing of a motor base through a plurality of bolted joints;
each bolted joint is surround by a vibration dampening block;
the vibration dampening block is defined by an upper portion, a middle portion, a lower portion, and a vertical bore through the center of the vibration dampening block; wherein the middle portion is smaller than the upper portion and the lower portion; wherein a recess is defined in which the motor mounting ceiling is received such that said ceiling is positioned between the upper portion and the lower portion; and the lower portion further comprises a plurality of petal members surrounding the bore; and,
a safety switch residing between a higher position and a lower position, wherein said safety switch, when pressed to said lower position, allows the motor to operate.

US Pat. No. 10,111,556

STEPLESS HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE GRILL

NINGBO KAIBO GROUP CO., L...

1. A stepless height-adjustable grill comprising:a base body (01) comprising a base (11) and a lower grilling disc (12);
an upper cover component (02) comprising an upper grilling disc (21) and an upper cover (22);
a handle (03) comprising a grip (31), a left connecting rod (32) and a right connecting rod (33), two ends of the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33) being in rotational connection with the base body (01), one of the left connecting rod (32) or right connecting rod (33) having a long hole (34);
the upper cover component (02) being rotationally connected between the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33);
an adjusting means for adjusting a height of the upper cover component (02) comprising:
an inclined rail (04) with a lock-up edge (05) disposed on one side of the base body (01);
a height fixing slider (06) being slidable in the long hole (34) of the left connecting rod (32) or the right connecting rod (33) and being positioned on the inclined rail (04);
a lock (07) with an release portion (71), which is provided with the height fixing slider (06), for hooking the bottom side of the lock-up edge (05) to realize interlocking; wherein the lock (07) is a seesaw lever which is connected to the height fixing slider (06) through a pin shaft (72), and the lower end of the seesaw lever is provided with a lock-up portion (73) for interlocking with the lock-up edge (05); wherein the release portion (71) is a pressing portion positioned at the upper end of the seesaw lever;
a spring (08) being supported between the upper end of the lock (07) and the height fixing slider (06);
wherein the height fixing slider (06) is positioned at any position on the inclined rail (04) to realize a stepless height adjustment the height of the upper cover component (02).

US Pat. No. 10,111,555

BEVERAGE COMPOSITION

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A beverage dispensing container comprising:a chocolate beverage composition including a dry mix of a foaming creamer and discrete cocoa solids, wherein at least about 95% of the discrete cocoa solids are in a non-powdered form and wherein the discrete cocoa solids have less than 15 wt. % fat and a density in the range of from 1.5 g/cm3 to 3 g/cm3;
the container being in the form of a cartridge containing the chocolate beverage composition, the container having an inlet for introduction of an aqueous medium and an outlet downstream of the inlet for discharge of the beverage.

US Pat. No. 10,111,554

SYSTEMS FOR AND METHODS OF CONTROLLED LIQUID FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCT CREATION

Meltz, LLC, Ipswich, MA ...

1. A beverage dispenser comprising:a chamber configured to hold a receptacle;
a non-diluting heater configured to impinge a heated fluid on at least a portion of an external surface of the receptacle when held in the chamber to heat frozen contents in the receptacle without the heated fluid of the non-diluting heater contacting the frozen contents in the receptacle when held in the chamber;
a reservoir configured to contain a liquid, the reservoir including a reservoir outlet configured to withdraw the liquid from the reservoir;
a product outlet configured to withdraw a food or beverage liquid product from the receptacle when held in the chamber;
a controller and a computer readable memory comprising instructions that when executed by the controller cause the beverage dispenser to selectively perform one or more of:
impinge the heated fluid on the at least a portion of the external surface of the receptacle using the non-diluting heater, or
withdraw the liquid from the reservoir through the reservoir outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,111,553

PACKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR FORMING BEVERAGE PODS

1. A method of manufacturing a package assembly and forming a beverage pod, comprising:forming a package assembly comprising the steps of:
providing water permeable material;
forming substantially circular lower and upper portions hingedly connected to each other, from the water permeable material;
shaping the lower portion to form a downward concave cup shape to receive and hold a brewing material;
forming an annular rim surrounding the concave cup shape of the lower portion, therein the upper portion is configured to fold along the hinge over the lower portion and onto the annular rim to seal with the lower portion to form a single pod;
providing the package assembly to an individual user;
manufacturing a single beverage pod by the user, comprising the steps of:
positioning a pod making apparatus on a support surface;
positioning the lower portion of the package assembly in a receptacle of a base of the pod making apparatus;
filling the concave cup shape of the lower portion of the package assembly with the brewing material;
folding the upper portion of the package assembly over the lower portion;
heating a heat sealing surface of a hinged sealing tool of the pod making apparatus;
pivoting the hinged sealing tool over the base of the pod making apparatus to sandwich the upper portion of the annular rim of the lower portion of the pod packaging material between the heat sealing surface and the base; and
heat sealing the upper portion to the lower portion to form a single beverage pod.

US Pat. No. 10,111,552

COMBINATION COOKER WITH SOUS VIDE FUNCTIONALITY

Anova Applied Electronics...

1. A combination cooking range comprising:one or more burners communicatively coupled to a fluidic temperature control device and configured to support a container;
the fluidic temperature control device including, a heater controller, a temperature sensor, a fluid agitation device, and a heating element, wherein the fluidic temperature control device is releasably attached to the container,
wherein the temperature sensor is configured to control the heater controller to independently modulate a heat output of the one or more burners, and to independently modulate heat output of the heating element;
and the temperature sensor is further configured to actuate the fluid agitation device.

US Pat. No. 10,111,551

HOLDER STRUCTURE FOR A CONTROL CORD OF A CURTAIN

1. A holder structure for a control cord of a curtain, comprising:a base seat, the base seat including a tablet attachable to a wall face, two receiving sockets protruding from a connection section of a front face of the tablet and engagement blocks disposed on outer sides of the receiving sockets for engaging with an outer cover, a platform being integrally connected between the two receiving sockets, a circular perforation being formed through the platform between upper and lower faces thereof, a middle line of the platform being formed with a cord slit;
the outer cover assembled with an outer end of the base seat, the outer cover having a space for receiving the receiving sockets of the base seat and a circular perforation corresponding to the circular perforation of the platform of the base seat, the outer cover being formed with a cord passage in communication with an inner circumference of the circular perforation and an outer edge of the outer cover, the cord passage of the outer cover being aligned with the cord slit of the base seat;
two elastic members respectively received in the receiving sockets of the base seat and the internal space of the outer cover; and
two fixing members passed through the outer cover from the outer edge of the outer cover to connect the base seat on the wall face and keep the circular perforation of the base seat misaligned from the circular perforation of the outer cover, wherein a thin connection block is formed at an inner end of the cord slit of the base seat to block the cord slit, the thin connection block able to be cut apart to form a cut slit in communication with the circular perforation and the outer side of the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,111,550

STICK-ON HANGERS FOR BARRIER ASSEMBLY

1. A barrier assembly for substantially blocking movement of a potentially debris-carrying airflow in a building structure having a ceiling and a floor and comprising:(a) an elongated flexible barrier sheet having an upper edge and a lower edge and having a drape height to extend from the ceiling to the floor therebelow;
(b) a connector tab having an opening therethrough to receive a suspension member for connection of the barrier sheet to the ceiling;
(c) the tab including a pair of flexible adhesive panels extending from the connector tab, the panels having respective inner surfaces;
(d) each of the adhesive panels having an adhesive on a respective inner surface thereof; and
(e) the panels being angularly separable to enable adhesive engagement of the inner surfaces thereof with the barrier sheet to support the barrier sheet between the ceiling and the floor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,549

STAND

1. A stand comprising:a hollow, cylindrical base portion having a side wall, a bottom member and an open top;
at least one support leg extending from the base portion;
a securing portion, the securing portion being a singularly formed hollow sphere with a cylindrical collar formed with the hollow sphere defining a receiving aperture, the securing portion having a lower end and an upper end, wherein a hemisphere of the hollow sphere is disposed at the lower end of the securing portion and the cylindrical collar is disposed at the upper end of the securing portion;
a plurality of brace members disposed within the base portion configured to form a socket for receiving a securing portion so that the securing portion rests on the plurality of brace members disposed on an interior wall of the base portion, the plurality of brace members comprising protrusions disposed radially around an inner circumference of the base portion, each of the plurality of brace members having a height dimension, a length dimension aligned with a radius of the base portion, and a width dimension smaller than the height dimension and the length dimension;
at least one locking member configured to lock the securing portion is a desired orientation within the socket; and
at least one fastening member disposed on the collar configured to secure an object within the securing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,548

MAILBOX AND BARRIER MEMBER THEREFOR

SOLAR GROUP, INC., Taylo...

1. A barrier member for a mailbox, said mailbox comprising a floor member, a wrap member coupled to said floor member, a panel member coupled to said wrap member and said floor member, and a door pivotably coupled to said floor member, said door being structured to pivot between an open position and a closed position, said barrier member comprising:a first segment;
a second segment opposite and disposed substantially parallel to said first segment; and
a band connecting said first segment to said second segment,
wherein said barrier member is structured to sealingly cooperate with said door; wherein said band comprises a first side, a second side disposed opposite said first side, and a tab connecting said first side to said second side; wherein said first side extends from said first segment; wherein said second side extends from said second segment; and wherein said tab is equidistant from said first segment and said second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,111,547

THEFT-RESISTANT WALL MOUNT MAILBOX

1. A wall mount mailbox, comprising:a housing having a front side and a back side;
a rotatable mail deposit pivotably attached to the front side of the housing and comprising a mail delivery door and an inner panel, said inner panel comprising a substantially flat surface affixed on a proximate end at an angle to a bottom of the mail delivery door;
a safety arm comprising a substantially flat surface affixed at a further angle at an end of the substantially flat surface of the inner panel opposite the mail delivery door;
a mail slot formed as an opening within a front surface of the housing when the rotatable mail deposit is in a fully open position allowing mail to be deposited through the opening over each of the inner panel and the safety arm; and
a mail retrieval door located below the rotatable mail deposit and pivotably attached to the front side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,546

ORGANIZER WITH SUSPENDED STAPLER HOLDER

HSN, INC., St. Petersbur...

1. An organizer comprising:a generally planar back member;
a hanging assembly coupled to said back member and structured to be further coupled to a vertical support;
a retention assembly including a number of retention elements;
each retention element structured to maintain an object adjacent to said back member;
said number of retention elements including a suspended stapler holder, said suspended stapler holder structured to suspend a stapler with minimal contact;
wherein said suspended stapler holder includes a suspension assembly;
said suspension assembly coupled to said back member;
said suspension assembly including a number of elongated suspension elements;
wherein each said suspension element is a tension member;
wherein said suspended stapler holder includes a rigid support element;
said rigid support element structured to contact a stapler perpendicular portion;
wherein said suspension assembly includes a number of bands;
each said band including a first end and a second end;
each said band first end coupled to said back member;
each said band second end coupled to said rigid support element;
wherein each band includes an elastic portion;
wherein said suspension assembly is structured to move between a suspended, first position, wherein each elastic portion is not substantially stretched, and a use, second position, wherein each elastic portion is substantially stretched; and
wherein said suspension assembly is structured to maintain a stapler in an upright orientation when said suspension assembly is in said first position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,545

SELF-LOCKING FIGURE EIGHT HOOK

1. A self-locking hook, comprising:a rigid S shaped member having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first portion for receiving a support member and a second portion for supporting an object;
a pivot pin extending through an opening in the S shaped member and extending from the first surface and the second surface;
a first locking member held by the pivot pin to pivot against the first surface from a position where the first locking member is disposed to define an opening so that the first portion of the S shaped member can be placed upon the support member, to a second position where the first locking member and the first portion form a closed loop to surround the support member; and
a second locking member held by the pivot pin to pivot against the second surface from a position where the second locking member is disposed to define an opening so that the second portion of the S shaped member can receive an object to be supported, to a second position where the second locking member and the second portion form a closed loop to support the object.

US Pat. No. 10,111,544

HANGER AND HOOK ATTACHMENT

SJBee LLC, Hewlett, NY (...

1. A combination of a hanger having a hook pivotable and movable from horizontal to vertical positions and a hanger body,said combination connected together for shipment,
said hook attached to a hook attachment,
said hook being movable in a first plane,
said hook attachment comprising a partial trapezoidal structure,
said partial trapezoidal structure comprising opposite sides and having a pivot at one end between said opposite sides and a locking nub at the other end between said opposite sides,
a finger locking member integrally formed with and on top of said hanger body, said locking member comprising a flexible finger,
said locking nub of said hook attachment securely fits against said flexible finger and is removably held there against,
said engagement of said locking nub and said flexible finger being said first plane,
said hook moveable from said vertical to said horizontal position, and
said locking nub moving out of engagement from said flexible finger responsive to force provided by said hook being movable to said horizontal position, wherein said torque force on the hanger is in said first plane,a pivot mount integrally formed with and on top of said hanger body, said pivot mount having a pivot opening, said hook attachment comprising pivot pins fitting into said pivot opening and pivoting therein, said hook moveable to said horizontal position to minimize the profile of said hanger with said hook.

US Pat. No. 10,111,543

VERTICAL-SLIDE CLOTHES-HANGING DEVICE

SERVETTO S.R.L., Bovisio...

1. A vertical-slide clothes-hanging device (1) comprising: a horizontal rod (2) destined for receiving hanging clothes, said rod (2) being coupled with at least one activation element (3), said activation element (3) comprising:a lever (4) provided with a first free end, coupled with said horizontal rod (2),
a maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) at least partially supported and contained in a shell (6) fixable on a bearing surface, said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) being coupled with a second end of said lever (4),
said at least one lever (4) being movable by said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) between two terminal run-end positions, a first raised position substantially vertical, and a second lowered position substantially horizontal,
characterized in that
corresponding run-end dampers (7, 8) are provided in said terminal positions, suitable for damping a terminal run section of the lever (4)
said dampers (7, 8) being dampened cylinders with a sliding piston contained in the shell (6) and coupled with the same,
wherein, when the lever (4) is proximate to the lowered position, a first of said dampers (7) is coupled with the lever (4) to exert a first braking action, and wherein the maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) comprises an actuator (51) and an articulation element (52) interposed between said second end of said lever (4) and said actuator (51), said second damper (8) being coupled with said shell (6) and configured for acting on said articulation element (52).

US Pat. No. 10,111,542

SIMPLE HOLDER

1. A simple holder comprising an elastic first sheet structure, wherein said first sheet structure comprises:a first side;
a second side opposite to said first side;
a hole located between said first side and said second side;
a first cutting slit formed by cutting from the edge of said first side inwards; and
a second cutting slit formed by cutting from the edge of said second side inwards;
a center of said hole being located between said first cutting slit and said second cutting slit;
wherein said first sheet structure can be bent to make said first cutting slit slotting into said second cutting slit and thus interlocked, and under this state, a part of said first sheet structure, which is located between said first cutting slit and said second cutting slit, is bent and rolled into a cylinder, and a part of said first sheet structure, which contains said hole, is bent and rolled to form a groove for placing articles;
and wherein both ends of said first sheet structure have a first slot and a second slot respectively, and after said first sheet structure is bent, said first slot and said second slot can be penetrated by a first reinforcing sheet;
and wherein said first reinforcing sheet has a same shape as that of said hole.

US Pat. No. 10,111,541

PAPER PICTURE FRAME, BLANK THEREFOR, AND METHOD FOR HOLDING A PICTURE IN A PAPER PICTURE FRAME SUPPORTED ON A PAPER STAND

1. A paper picture frame formed from a blank of foldable sheet material, the paper picture frame comprising:(a) a blank body having a front surface and a rear surface;
(b) a central rectangular portion provided at a central portion of the blank body and adapted to form thereon on the front surface thereof a print;
(c) two opposite first wing portions extending from two opposite first margins of the central rectangular portion respectively; and
(d) two opposite second wing portions extending from two opposite second margins of the central rectangular portion respectively;
(e) wherein each of the first and second wing portions comprises four parallel fold lines parallel with respect to the margin from which the wing portion extends, and defines an elongate frame-simulation panel, a first elongate lock panel, a second elongate lock panel and an elongate end panel in an order from the margin; each elongate frame-simulation panel being printed thereon with a frame-simulating printing simulating a frame surface of a conventional photo frame;
(f) wherein the four wing portions are foldable rearwards about the fold lines to a folded position where the four end panels rest on the four margins of the central rectangular portion at the rear surface thereof respectively, thereby forming four rectangular tubular frame sections extending along the four margins of the central rectangular portion at the rear surface thereof;
wherein the paper picture frame further comprises:
an elongate panel extension extending from each opposite end of each second elongate lock panels of the two opposite first wing portions, and flippable about a transverse fold line formed between the elongate panel extension and the opposite end of the second elongate lock panel of the two opposite first wing portions;
a slit formed along each transverse fold line at a middle portion thereof; and
a tab formed at each opposite end of each second elongate lock panel of the two opposite second wing portions;
wherein after the two opposite first wing portions are folded into the folded position, the four elongate panel extensions are flippable 90 degrees about the transverse fold lines towards the two opposite second margins such that the elongate panel extensions are held within the two tubular frame sections formed after the two opposite second wing portions are folded into the folded position, and wherein the four tabs are inserted into and engaged with the four slits respectively at four corners of the folded frame, thereby locking the four tubular frame sections in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,540

ACTUATOR WITH TIME DELAY

Fasteners for Retail, Inc...

1. A product-dispensing device comprising:a housing;
an actuator supported by the housing for rotation about a first axis; and
a time delay mechanism operably coupled to the actuator, the time delay mechanism including a first gear, a second gear, a damper, and a biasing member, the first gear fixed for rotation with the actuator, the second gear supported by the housing for rotation about a second axis and configured to engage the first gear,
wherein the first gear is operable to rotate the second gear in a first direction about the second axis, the biasing member is operable to rotate the second gear in a second direction about the second axis, and the damper is operable to control a rate of rotation of the second gear in the second direction about the second axis, the second direction being opposite the first direction, and
wherein the time delay mechanism includes a signaling wheel fixed for rotation with the second gear about the second axis, the signaling wheel having a circular outer wall defining a recessed area offset from the second axis, the actuator having a protrusion operably received by the recessed area in a first mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,539

SHELF PARTITION FOR DISPLAYING BAGGED FOOD ITEMS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

POST CONSUMER BRANDS, LLC...

1. A shelf partition for containing and displaying bagged bulk food on point-of-sale shelving, the shelf partition comprising a front panel and an adjustable length side panel, the adjustable length side panel being connected to the front panel in a manner such that the shelf-partition has an L-shape in plan view, the adjustable length side panel being variable in length between a first length and a second length, the front panel comprising a transparent front portion and a support wall spaced from the front portion, the support wall being generally parallel to the front portion, the front portion and the support wall collectively defining a pocket open on at least one side, the pocket being configured and adapted to receive a product advertisement such that the product advertisement is substantially encased between the front portion and the support wall;wherein the adjustable length side panel comprises a first side panel portion and a second side panel portion, the second side panel portion being slideably connected to the first side panel portion such that a length of the adjustable length side panel can be adjusted by sliding the second side panel portion horizontally relative to the first side panel portion;
wherein each of the front panel and the second side panel portion comprise a support foot, each support foot having at least one through-hole adapted to receive a fastener such that the shelf partition can be removably secured to point-of-sale shelving; and
wherein the transparent front portion of the front panel has a convex outer face, the transparent front portion of the front panel being configured and adapted to magnify a flat image when the flat image is positioned behind the transparent front portion of the front panel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,538

PRODUCT DISPLAY UNIT

1. Product display unit, which serves the purpose of the accommodation and presentation of products to be cooled, comprising:a case defining a receiving space accessible via an opening defined by the case and through which the products can be transferred selectively into and selectively out of the receiving space;
a guide assembly connected to the case and including a lower guide rail elongating in a horizontal direction, the guide assembly including an upper guide rail elongating in a horizontal direction and spaced apart from the lower guide rail in a vertical direction that is perpendicular to the horizontal direction;
a first upper guide carriage is mounted in a manner so as to be displaceable in the horizontal direction along the upper guide rail;
a first lower guide carriage is mounted in a manner so as to be displaceable in the horizontal direction along the lower guide rail, the first lower guide carriage being configured to slidably engage the lower guide rail during displacement of the first lower guide carriage along the lower guide rail in the horizontal direction;
a plurality of doors, each door being pivotally mounted relative to the case so as to be pivotable around a swivel axis, which is defined by a respective bolt, which is carried by one of the case, the first upper guide carriage and the first lower guide carriage, each of the plurality of doors being so pivotally mounted around the swivel axis between a filling position permitting access to the receiving space via the opening in the case and an operating position denying access to the receiving space via the opening in the case; and
a first detent including a retaining element fixing via a biasing force one of the first upper guide carriage and the first lower guide carriage to the case whereby a respective one of the plurality of doors mounted pivotably around the swivel axis of the respective bolt can be fixed in the operating position and whereby after the respective one of the plurality of doors is pivoted away from the operating position and toward the filling position then the respective one of the plurality of doors can be moved by manual movement alone to overcome the biasing force theretofore fixing the respective door in the operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,537

QUICK RELEASE SENSOR FOR MERCHANDISE DISPLAY

InVue Security Products I...

1. A merchandise display security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise, the merchandise display security system comprising:a merchandise bracket configured to be secured to the article of merchandise; and
a sensor configured to releasably engage the merchandise bracket and to detect unauthorized removal of the merchandise bracket or the sensor from the article of merchandise,
wherein the sensor is configured to be releasably engaged with the merchandise bracket such that the sensor is removable from the merchandise bracket while the merchandise bracket remains secured to the article of merchandise and without disassembling the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,536

TRAVEL CHANGER SYSTEM

1. A travel changer system comprising:a folding frame comprising;
a pair of locking telescopic support cross beams having:
a first end
a second end;
exactly four pivoting hinge members, each of said exactly four pivoting hinge members located at mid-point of each said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams;
exactly eight stabilizing locks, each of said exactly eight stabilizing locks located at said mid-point of each said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams;
a first-locking-changing surface support beam;
a second-locking-changing surface support beam;
a changing surface; and
a safety belt having;
a fastener;
wherein said first end of said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams mechanically engage said first-locking-changing surface support beam and said second-locking-changing surface support beam;
wherein said second end of said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams is in contact with a planar surface during use;
wherein said first-locking-changing surface support beam and said second-locking-changing surface support beam are parallel to one another on opposing sides of said changing surface within a sleeve;
wherein said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams are located under said changing surface when configured to use;
wherein said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams are configured in an x-shape for folding and unfolding repeatedly;
wherein said pair of locking telescopic support cross beams are structured and arranged to be inserted from an outer perimeter of said changing surface, said first-locking-changing surface support beam, and said second-locking-changing surface support beam, and support the outer perimeter of said changing surface;
wherein said safety belt comprises and said fastener structured and arranged to secure a baby upon a top surface of said changing surface when used; and
wherein said folding frame is structured and arranged to support the baby at a thigh height of a user during changing and further structured and arranged to collapse for storing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,535

EDGE STRUCTURE FOR BODY SUPPORT SURFACE

DAHTI, INC., Grand Rapid...

1. A body support surface comprising:a suspension component adapted to support an occupant and including a load-bearing fabric and a carrier attached thereto;
an edge structure secured to said carrier of said suspension component,
said edge structure having a lateral extent extending between an inner edge and an outer edge, said edge structure being unsupported along a lower extent thereof such that said edge structure includes a cantilevered portion, said carrier of said suspension component extending around said cantilevered portion from beneath said lower extent of said edge structure to an upper portion thereof, said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component extending inwardly beyond said inner edge,
said edge structure configured to bend along said lateral extent in a first direction in response to loads generated by said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component and a second direction opposed to said first direction in response to engagement of the occupant with said edge structure, and
said edge structure including a main beam and a segmented beam, said main beam spaced apart from and extending generally parallel to said segmented beam, said main beam being generally continuous, said segmented beam being discontinuous and having a plurality of segments, said segments collectively forming a compression member when said edge structure bends in said first direction and capable of moving away from one another when said edge structure bends is said second direction, said edge structure having a resistance to bending in said first direction and a resistance to bending in said second direction, said main beam and said segmented beam cooperating such that said resistance to bending in said first direction is substantially greater than said resistance to bending in said second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,534

MATTRESS CONTAINING MICROENCAPSULATED PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

1. A mattress comprising:a core section, wherein the core section comprises a first side and an opposing second side connected by at least one side wall;
a high loft non-woven layer having an inner side, an outer side, a length, and a width, wherein the high loft non-woven layer at least partially covers the first side of the core section, wherein the high loft non-woven layer is oriented such that the inner side of the high loft non-woven layer faces the first side of the core section, and wherein the high loft non-woven layer comprises a plurality of heat and flame resistant fibers, bulking fibers, and binder fibers;
a pattern coated layer having a thickness and comprising a blend of microencapsulated phase change material (PCM) and a binder in a pattern, wherein the PCM is fully encapsulated by the binder and wherein the pattern coated layer overlays at least a portion of the outer side of the high loft non-woven layer, wherein the pattern is a regular, repeating pattern having a pattern density, wherein the pattern is continuous or discontinuous, and wherein at least one of the pattern coated layer thickness and pattern density vary over at least one of the length and width of the high loft non-woven layer; and,
a ticking layer having an inner side and an outer side, wherein the ticking layer at least partially covers the high loft non-woven layer, wherein the ticking layer is oriented such that the inner side of the ticking layer faces the outer side of the high loft non-woven layer, and wherein the ticking layer comprises a textile layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,533

CONTINUOUS POCKETED SPRING UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Harrison Spinks Beds Limi...

8. A pocketed spring unit comprising a substantially continuous coil encased in a substantially continuous pocket, and comprising a plurality of folds wherein the folds define a plurality of individual pocketed spring portions in a row, each of the individual pocketed spring portions comprising a spring portion having only one axis extending substantially transverse to the row and being encased in its own pocket portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,532

HEAT AND FLAME-RESISTANCE MATERIALS AND UPHOLSTERED ARTICLES INCORPORATING SAME

Precision Fabrics Group, ...

1. A barrier material consisting of a single layer of a needle punched nonwoven fabric,wherein the needle punched nonwoven fabric comprises cellulosic fibers and polyester fibers, has a basis weight ranging from about 3 to about 8 ounces per square yard, and is treated with a flame retardant finish or coating,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating comprises one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of phosphorous compounds and nitrogen compounds,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating is applied to the needle punched nonwoven fabric in an amount ranging from about 15 to about 130 percent solids, based upon the weight of the needle punched nonwoven fabric, and
wherein the barrier material has a thickness ranging from about 0.01 to about 0.15 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,111,531

MATTRESS ASSEMBLY

LANGEL SYSTEM INTERNATION...

1. A mattress assembly comprising:a main mattress;
a supplement mattress attached thereto, the supplement mattress having a main body having at least one lateral extension connected thereto; and
a tubular structure configured to be fixedly attached to and disposed along the entire perimeter of the supplement mattress, a first portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the perimeter of the main body, and a second portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the at least one lateral extension, and the second portion of the tubular structure disposed being hingedly attached to the first portion of the tubular structure;
said at least one lateral extension forming an extension surface in a horizontal plane to the main body when rotated 90° or forming an extension surface perpendicular thereto when rotated 180°, in collaboration with the tubular structure provided along the perimeter of the supplement mattress.

US Pat. No. 10,111,530

ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS FOUNDATION AND PROCESS OF USE

DREAMWELL LTD, Atlanta, ...

1. An adjustable foundation and mattress assembly, comprising:a mattress having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an inner core between the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein the mattress has a width and a length; and
an adjustable foundation for supporting the bottom surface of the mattress, the adjustable foundation comprising a foundation frame and an oversized deck attached to the foundation frame, wherein the deck has a width and a length that is substantially identical to the width and the length of the mattress and the foundation frame has a width that is less than the width of the mattress and a length that is substantially identical to the length of the mattress,
wherein the oversized deck comprises a mattress support surface including a head and back section hingedly connected to an intermediate seat section at one end and a leg and foot section hingedly connected to the intermediate seat section at another end, wherein the intermediate seat section includes a separate first portion and a separate second portion, wherein the first portion is hingedly connected to the head and back section and the second portion is hingedly connected to the leg and foot section.

US Pat. No. 10,111,529

SINGLE-UNIT CONVERTIBLE BED, DESK, AND COUCH FURNITURE WITH EXTENSIBLE BED FRAME

1. An item of furniture convertible between day bed, desk, and couch configuration, comprising:an external box frame having two opposing sides and a backrest and having a low profile consistent with a profile of a conventional couch;
a bed frame rotatably coupled to the external box frame; a configurable mattress-cushion;
a desk rotatably coupled to the bed frame and disposed below the bed frame such that the desk is raised or lowered when the bed frame is raised or lowered respectively;
a first triangular link pivotally connected to the bed frame and the desk;
a connecting rod pivotally connected to the external box frame and the desk;
the bed frame pivotally connected to the external box frame;
wherein the triangular link and a first pivot connecting the connecting rod to the desk are substantially in the same vertical plane;
wherein a bed pivot connecting the bed frame to the external box frame and a second pivot connecting the connecting rod to the external box frame are substantially in the same plane; and
the bed pivot located within a perpendicular flange extending above a horizontal upper surface of the bed frame;
wherein a first lowered configuration the bed frame serves as a supporting surface for a day bed and the convertible mattress-cushion is positioned horizontally as a mattress, and
wherein a second lowered configuration the bed frame serves as a seating surface for a couch and the convertible mattress-cushion is folded and positioned as a backrest; and
wherein a raised configuration the bed frame is rotated into a vertical storage position and the desk is raised to a desk height within the box frame while remaining horizontally oriented.

US Pat. No. 10,111,528

ELASTOMERIC WEBBING SHEET ATTACHMENT TO METAL FRAME

1. A seating product comprising:a metal frame having four sides, each of the sides comprising an angle iron having a generally L-shaped cross-section and including a top wall and a side wall extending downwardly from the top wall, at least two sides each including a plurality of frame holes extending through the top wall of the angle iron;
an elastomeric sheet webbing having first and second end loops each including a plurality of end loop holes;
first and second stabilizer rods extending through the first and second end loops, respectively; and
a plurality of c-rings having first and second ends, the first ends extending through corresponding end loop holes in one of the first end loop or the second end loop and the second ends extending through corresponding frame holes in the metal frame, wherein at least one of the c-rings contacts the respective stabilizer rod wherein each of the c-rings is oriented such that the ends of the c-ring are below a central portion of the c-ring, the second ends of the c-rings being below the top wall of the angle iron and the first ends of the c-rings being below the stabilizer rods.

US Pat. No. 10,111,527

BENDABLE PANEL FOR FURNITURE AND SOFA HAVING SAME

Xiamen Innovation Metal P...

1. A bendable panel for furniture, comprising:a panel formed with one or more bending lines, wherein
the one or more bending lines divide the panel into a panel body and one or more panel extensions; and
a respective panel extension in the one or more panel extensions is bendable with respect to the panel body along a corresponding bending line in the one or more bending lines between a first angle and a second angle,
wherein:
the one or more panel extensions comprises a first panel extension;
the one or more bending lines comprises a first bending line between the panel body and the first panel extension; and
the first bending line comprises a plurality of slits, wherein
(i) adjacent slits are spatially separated from each other;
(ii) each slit in the plurality of slits comprises a plurality of slots;
(iii) adjacent slots in the plurality of slots are connected to each other at ends thereof; and
(iv) when the first panel extension is bent with respect to the panel body along the first bending line at the second angle, the first bending line produces one or more inter-fitted protrusions and recesses at the first panel extension and the panel body, with an upper or lower surface of the panel body at a respective protrusion abutting a bottom surface of a corresponding recess.

US Pat. No. 10,111,526

PRESSURE-RELIEF PILLOWS

BANYAN LICENSING L.L.C., ...

1. A device for reducing pressure, comprising:a body having a first, second and third lateral sides, a first surface, and a second surface, at least a portion of the first surface defining a first aperture therein and at least a portion of the first surface defining a second aperture therein, wherein the body extends along the entire perimeter of the second aperture, and wherein at least a portion of the first aperture impinges at least a portion of the second aperture; and
a first lobe extending from the body approximate the intersection of the first and second lateral sides so to define a first corner, the first lobe defining a first surface and a second surface and wherein the first lobe has a thickness comprising the distance between the closest points of the first surface and the second surface of the first lobe;
a second lobe extending from the body approximate the intersection of the second and third lateral sides so to define a second corner, the second lobe defining a first surface and a second surface and wherein the second lobe has a thickness comprising the distance between the closest points of the first surface and the second surface of the second lobe;
wherein the thickness of the second lobe is less than the thickness of the first lobe and wherein the second surface of the first and second lobes are substantially planar with the respective portion of the second surface of the body that is adjacent the first and second lobes, respectively, to thereby provide stability and support for a user sitting on the device by reducing movement of the device; and
a gel pack structured to be inserted into at least one of the first aperture and second aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,111,525

SEAT, IN PARTICULAR AN OFFICE CHAIR

Haworth, Inc., Holland, ...

1. A seat, in particular an office chair, comprising:a seat support for a seating surface;
a backrest support coupled with the seat support, the backrest support comprising two support arms having upper ends connected by a connecting element, the support arms and connecting element defining a central opening;
a backrest cover; and
a flexible shell extending outwardly from the support arms and the connecting element, the flexible shell defining at least a right peripheral side, a left peripheral side, and a top peripheral side, which collectively define a peripheral edge, the flexible shell extending from the support arms and the connecting element in the direction of the seat support, such that the peripheral edge is spaced forwardly from the backrest support in a direction adapted to engage or at least partially surround a user sitting in the seat;
wherein the backrest cover is supported on the peripheral edge of the shell, the backrest cover extending in the manner of a secant relative to the shell, wherein when the cover is loaded in a direction toward the flexible shell, a bending of at least a portion of the flexible shell is altered and at least one of the lateral sides of the shell bends toward the seating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,524

FURNITURE FITTING

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A furniture fitting comprising:a housing;
a plunger moveable linearly in relation to the housing, the plunger including a first plunger part having an internal thread and a second plunger part having an external thread interacting with the internal thread, the plunger being configured to allow adjustment of a length of the plunger by subjecting the external thread of the second plunger part to screwing action relative to the internal thread of the first plunger part; and
a securing element configured to prevent the external thread from being unscrewed all the way out of the internal thread,
wherein the internal thread is arranged on an inner lateral surface of the first plunger part, and the securing element is arranged at the inner lateral surface of the first plunger part.

US Pat. No. 10,111,523

TABLE SYSTEM

1. A workplace system comprising:at least two workplace pieces of furniture which make a work surface available, wherein
the workplace pieces of furniture are connected to one another by a rotary, movable connection means, the rotary, movable connection means runs along a floor;
wherein each workplace piece of furniture comprises a V-shaped foot including two foot sections oriented at an angle ? relative to one another, wherein the feet are arranged adjacent to a lower end of a standing leg; and
a foot section of each foot forms a connection arm of the rotary, movable connection means.

US Pat. No. 10,111,522

MOUNTING CLIP FOR ADJUSTABLE SHELF SYSTEMS

1. A mounting clip for adjustable shelf systems having a shelf rail tube (27) with opening slots (30) and a wall thickness on which the mounting clip is mountable, comprising:the self rail tube (27), a back part (1) having a lower part and an upper part, a lower edge located on a base (6) of the lower part, an upper edge located on a top (7) of the upper part, and a first edge opposite a second edge, the first and second edges extending vertically upward from the lower edge of the lower part to the upper edge of the upper part of the back part (1);
a base plate (3) connected to the base (6) of the lower part of the back part (1) and extending outward, away from the back part (1); and
back wings (2), an upper part of a first of the back wings (2) being joined to an upper part of the first edge of the back part (1) and an upper part of a second of the back wings being joined to an upper part of the second edge of the back part (1), the upper parts of the first and second back wings (2) and the upper of the back part (1) together in cross-section forming a substantially U shape profile,
wherein i) a lower part of the first of the back wings (2) is spaced apart from a lower part of the first edge of the back part (1) thereby forming a first slit (5) between the lower part of the back part (1) and the lower part of the first of the back wings (2) and ii) a lower part of a second of the back wings (2) is spaced apart from a lower part of the second edge of the back part (1) thereby forming a second slit (5) between the lower part of the back part (1) and the lower part of the second of the back wings (2),
wherein each of the first and second slits (5) have a height extending along a corresponding one of the lower parts of the first and second edges and a width, the width of each of the first and second slits (5) being greater than the wall thickness of the rail tube at least at a part of the first and second slits (5), and
wherein each of the lower part of the first and second back wings is flexible to allow, during mounting of the clip into the opening slots of the shelf rail tube, the lower part of the first and second back wings to bend from an unmounted first, relaxed separation distance to a second distance during the mounting with the first and second back wings passing through the opening slots, and then snap-return to the first relaxed separation distance when the clip is mounted and locked in a snap in fixation to the shelf rail tube.

US Pat. No. 10,111,521

ADJUSTABLE ROTARY SHELF ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE

Hardware Resources, Inc.,...

1. A rotary shelf assembly for a blind corner cabinet having a front panel with an edge adjacent an opening, the assembly comprising:a first frame bracket, having one or more flanges, configured to be mounted to the front panel;
a first rotary coupling connected to the first frame bracket;
a rod engaged with the first frame bracket and the first rotary coupling;
a first rotary support, moveably positioned about the rod, and rotatably engaged with the first rotary coupling;
a first set of slide assemblies adjustably attached to a first set of mounting points in the first rotary support;
a first shelf connected to the first set of slide assemblies; and,
wherein the first shelf is capable of rotating about the rod from a stowed position within the blind corner cabinet and extending along the first set of slide assemblies to a deployed position through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,111,519

EXPANDABLE FURNITURE

1. A storage structure comprising at least one extendable wall, wherein the extendable wall comprises at least three slidably engaged panels, wherein:at least a first panel and a second panel are co-planar, wherein the first and second panels are located at opposing sides of a centrally located third panel;
either the third panel is hollow and receives at least part of both the first and second panels, or the first and second panels are hollow and each receive at least part of the third panel;
a fourth panel, which is hollow and slidably engaged to receive at least a part of the first, second and third panels;
the first and second panels are movable relative to each other panel in order to adjust a dimension of the wall; and
a linkage mechanism connects the first and the second panels to each other and is configured to allow relative movement between the panels while maintaining the first and second panels in the same plane as each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,518

ADJUSTABLE ERGONOMIC WORKSTATION

1. An adjustable ergonomic workstation comprising:a base, a leg assembly, a first platform and a second platform;
the leg assembly being coupled to and extending between the base and the first platform, and being adjustable to move the first platform between at least a lowered position and a first raised position;
the leg assembly further comprising two pair of L-shaped legs coupled to the base and to the first platform and having outer portions that overlap;
a height adjustment assembly having at least one gas cylinder directly pivotally connected at a first end to one L-shaped leg of at least one of the pairs of L-shaped legs and directly pivotally connected at a second end to the second L-shaped leg of the at least one of the pairs of L-shaped legs, wherein the at least one gas cylinder is shielded by the overlap of the outer portions of the at least one pair of L-shaped legs to which it is connected, wherein the gas cylinder assists in supporting the first platform when moving the first platform between the lowered position and the first raised position;
the second platform being coupled to and positioned below the first platform; and
the coupling of the second platform to the first platform including a tilt adjustment assembly wherein the second platform is adjustable between at least a first angular position and a second angular position relative to the first platform and the tilt adjustment assembly further comprises at least a clamping mechanism spaced apart from a pivot that is in a fixed location relative to the first and second platforms, and the clamping mechanism and pivot in the fixed location relative to the first and second platforms together control the relative angular position of the second platform relative to the first platform.

US Pat. No. 10,111,517

COLLAPSIBLE BISTRO TABLE

Zhuhai Shichang Metals Lt...

1. A collapsible table comprising:a tabletop having a width and comprising a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface, wherein the top surface of the tabletop has a shape that is circular or elliptical;
a first pair of collapsible legs comprising a first leg having a top end portion, a second leg having a top end portion, the first and second legs having a length that is greater than the width of the tabletop;
a second pair of collapsible legs comprising a third leg having a top end portion, a fourth leg having a top end portion, the third and fourth legs having a length that is greater than the width of the tabletop,
wherein the first and second pairs of collapsible legs are operable to move to a use position in which the legs extend from the bottom surface of the tabletop to support the tabletop,
wherein the first and second pairs of collapsible legs are operable to move to a storage position in which at least the top end portions of each of the legs are disposed adjacent to the bottom surface of the tabletop;
a first support bar that is pivotally connected to the bottom surface of the tabletop and that connects the first leg to the second leg adjacent their top end portions;
a second support bar that connects the third leg to the fourth leg adjacent their top end portions;
a third support bar spaced apart from the second support bar that connects the third leg to the fourth leg; and
a first pair of brackets disposed at a first location adjacent the bottom surface of the tabletop that removably secures the second support bar at the first location in the use position and that removably secures the third support bar at the first location in the storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,516

ASSEMBLY TECHNOLOGY FOR ANY SHAPE DISK BRUSH WITH METAL WIRES AND CONICAL

1. A cosmetic applicator brush comprising:a plurality of discs assembled relative to one another with each disc having a body with a plurality of bristles or combs extending radially therefrom;
a conical portion; and
a plurality of wires,
wherein the plurality of wires pass through a wire passage of each of the plurality of discs,
the plurality of discs are stacked or linked without any angular offset so that alignment of bristles for the stacked discs is uniform,
after the plurality of discs are stacked or linked, the plurality of wires are twisted at a bottom portion of the cosmetic applicator brush so that the discs are securely linked or stacked, and
the plurality of wires do not change the angular offset of the plurality of discs that are stacked or linked.

US Pat. No. 10,111,515

NUMBER OF BRISTLE FOR ANY SHAPE'S DISC BY MANO INJECTION MOLDING

1. A method for manufacturing a cosmetic applicator brush, the cosmetic applicator brush comprising a plurality of discs assembled relative to one another, each disc having a body with a plurality of bristles extending radially therefrom, comprising the step of:forming the cosmetic applicator brush by a mono-injection molding,
wherein adjacent discs are maintained at an angular relationship with respect to one another independent of a disc specific keying element to show a plurality of design variations of the cosmetic applicator brush,
wherein each disc body has a first face with a projection extending therefrom and an opposed second face with an indentation defined therein, wherein the projection and indentation are angularly offset from one another and the interaction of a projection of one disc with the indentation of an adjacent disc maintains the angular relationship between the adjacent discs,
wherein angular offset of the projection and the indentation of each disc is between 0° and 360°, and
wherein the angular offset is different for at least two of the discs.

US Pat. No. 10,111,514

RIGGING BAG

1. A rigging bag comprises:a dual-compartment body;
a first fastening mechanism;
an at least one second fastening mechanism;
a first strap;
a second strap;
the dual-compartment body comprises a first panel section, a middle panel section, and a second panel section;
the first panel section and the second panel section being positioned opposite to each other across the middle panel section;
a first lateral edge of the middle panel section being laterally connected along the first panel section;
a second lateral edge of the middle panel section being laterally connected along the second panel section;
the first fastening mechanism being perimetrically integrated in between the first panel section and the middle panel section;
the second fastening mechanism being perimetrically integrated in between the second panel section and the middle panel section;
the first strap and the second strap being positioned opposite to each other along the dual-compartment body;
the first strap being externally mounted to the dual-compartment body; and
the second strap being externally mounted to the dual-compartment body; wherein the at least one second fastening mechanism comprises a first zipper and a second zipper; the second panel section comprises a fourth lateral edge, a third end edge, and a fourth end edge; the fourth lateral edge being positioned parallel and opposite to the second lateral edge of the middle planer section, across the second panel section; the third end edge and the fourth end edge being positioned parallel and opposite to each other across the fourth lateral edge; the fourth end edge being positioned adjacent to the second strap; the first zipper extending along the third end edge; and the second zipper extending along the fourth lateral edge and the fourth end edge.

US Pat. No. 10,111,513

EYELINER GUIDE AND METHOD

1. An eyeliner guide comprising:a handle portion having a top portion and a bottom portion, said top portion defining a neck member attached to one end of said handle portion, and said bottom portion including a contoured grip member with a rounded base;
a first eyelid contact member, comprising a hollow interior and a generally smooth arcuate rim forming a cushion portion on an outer face of the eyelid contact member so that the cushion portion comes into contact with a user's eyelid during use; the first eyelid contact member having a first end and a second end, said arcuate rim being shaped to accommodate the form of a user's eyelid, and said arcuate rim being removably attached to said neck member at a point about halfway between said first end and said second end and wherein the hollow interior fully surrounds the neck member when attached thereto;
wherein the attachment of said neck member and said first eyelid contact member lies in a plane disposed through a generally central portion of said rim and said first eyelid contact member; and
wherein said first eyelid contact member is angularly adjustable with respect to said neck member via a series of mating détentes and recesses on one of said neck member and said first eyelid contact member, so that said first eyelid contact member may be rotated in either a clockwise or counterclockwise fashion and secured at a desired angle in a generally transverse direction with respect to said handle portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,512

COSMETIC POT HAVING A LID WITH A TRANSLATIONALLY MOVED COUPLING ELEMENT

CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE, N...

1. A cosmetic pot comprising:a base comprising a neck provided with at least one peripheral indentation; and
a lid configured to close the base, said lid comprising:
an inside part comprising a coupling plate; and
an outside part comprising a cap;
the coupling plate and the cap being rotatably mounted in relation to each other, such that the lid is configured to adopt a resting position and an opening position and the coupling plate and the cap are turned in relation to each other in relation to the resting position;
the cap comprising a radial cam, the radial cam being defined by a profile forming at least one projecting active zone;
the coupling plate comprising:
a support;
at least one coupling member mounted on the support and movable in translation in relation to the support;
the at least one coupling member comprising a claw and a cam follower, the cam follower being in contact with the radial cam of the cap;
the at least one coupling member being configured to adopt at least a first position when the lid is in the resting position and a second position when the lid is in the opening position;
the second position being a position in which the cam follower of the coupling member cooperates with the at least one projecting active zone of the radial cam and in which the at least one coupling member, in the second position, is configured to be translated in relation to the first position; and
at least one coupling return member linked to the at least one coupling member and to the support, the at least one coupling return member being configured to automatically return the at least one coupling member to the first position; and
the claw of the at least one coupling member of the lid being engaged in the at least one indentation of the neck of the base when the lid is in the resting position and the pot is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,511

FRAGRANCE TESTING STATION

Scentisphere LLC, Carmel...

1. A fragrance testing station at which shoppers in a store can experience by applying directly to their skin a fragrance product comprising a perfume, cologne, eau de toilette (EDT), or other scented liquid having the same aroma as a scented liquid sold in the store, said testing station comprising,a sampling mixture comprising said scented liquid and an odorless high viscosity additive for imparting to said sampling mixture a viscosity greater than the viscosity of said scented liquid,
a reservoir housing having a chamber for containing said sampling mixture, said chamber having a bottom with an opening through which said sampling mixture can exit under force of gravity,
a roller rotatably mounted in said reservoir housing adjacent said bottom opening, so that upon rotation of said roller, a surface of said roller is moved from an upward position facing the interior of said chamber for receiving a coating of said scented liquid to a position facing downwardly away from said chamber for allowing engagement of said surface with a person's skin,
a retainer mounted on said housing at said opening, said retainer having an opening with a dimension smaller than a corresponding dimension of said opening and a corresponding dimension of said roller for preventing separation of said roller from said housing and permitting rotation of said roller within said reservoir opening while in frictional engagement with said retainer,
said high viscosity additive imparting to said sampling mixture a viscosity greater than the viscosity of said scented liquid for preventing leakage of said sampling mixture through a space between said roller and said retainer, and
a mounting for affixing said reservoir housing to a fixture in said store with the bottom of said reservoir opening proximate a floor of said store and a top of said reservoir opposite said bottom of said reservoir and distal from said floor,
whereby said sampling mixture is urged against said surface of said roller by gravity when in said upper position for imparting a coating of said sampling mixture to said surface of said roller, and at least a portion of said coating can be applied to the skin by rotating said roller to said downwardly facing position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,510

SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR COSMETIC POWDER ACCUMULATION MANAGEMENT

1. A cosmetic powder accumulation management system, comprising:a sifter having an upper surface and a plurality of apertures configured for pass-through of cosmetic powder; and
a cover member positioned adjacent to the upper surface of the sifter, the cover member having a first sweeper projecting toward the sifter,
wherein the first sweeper is configured to direct the cosmetic powder on the upper surface toward the plurality of apertures upon rotation of the cover member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,509

EPILATOR

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An epilator for removing body hair, the epilator comprising a body and a plucking cylinder which is rotatable about a rotation axis for plucking hair, wherein the plucking cylinder is mounted in or on the body such that the plucking cylinder is movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one elastically deformable element biasing the plucking cylinder into the extended position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one roller arrangement comprising at least one further elastically deformable element and at least two rollers mounted on the same side of the body as the plucking cylinder with the plucking cylinder interposed between the rollers, which rollers are movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, with the further elastically deformable element biasing the rollers into the extended position, wherein the rollers, the plucking cylinder, and the elastically deformable elements are arranged and adapted such that when pressing the rollers and the plucking cylinder to a flat surface a force exerted by the rollers exceeds a force exerted by the plucking cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,507

WHEELED SUITCASE WITH BEVERAGE HOLDER

1. A wheeled suitcase comprising:an extendable handle and a main chamber;
a beverage container holder configured for a removable engagement with a single disposable hot drinks cup or drinks can in a substantially fixed position relative to the suitcase, wherein
the holder in said removable engagement with a beverage container held thereby engages around a surface area of a periphery edge of said beverage container at only a lower portion of said beverage container;
an upper portion of said periphery edge of said beverage container opposite said lower portion in said removable engagement, at least partly extends above the beverage container holder;
when the suitcase is rested on its wheels in a substantially upright position such that the handle is substantially vertical a beverage container in said removable engagement with the holder is held at an angle of 30 degrees or less to the vertical;
the suitcase further comprising a beverage container cover removably positionable to a location adjacent to said upper portion of said beverage container, said container cover in said location forming a shield for the beverage container retained in the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,506

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A WALKER

Michael J. Brenner, St. ...

1. A display device for a walker comprising:a panel having a front surface, a back surface, a left side, a right side, an upper side, a lower side, and printed matter printed on the front surface;
a first left side attachment device and a second left side attachment device each extending out from the left side of the panel;
a first right side attachment device and a second right side attachment device each extending out from the right side of the panel;
an upper attachment device extending out from the upper side;
a lower attachment device extending out from the lower side; and
an adjustable back attachment device comprising a portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel, a first tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of hook material, a second tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of loop material with the portion of loop material of the second end of the second tab member for mating with the portion of hook material of the second end of the first tab member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,504

WEARABLE DEVICE AND WRISTBAND THEREOF

HTC CORPORATION, Taoyuan...

1. A wearable device, comprising:a wristband comprising:
a housing having a first end, a second end, and an accommodating space between the first end and the second end; and
a band having a first end extending from the first end of the housing, and a free second end opposite to the first end of the band;
an electronic module disposed within the accommodating space; and
a connector disposed either at the second end of the housing, or at a first end of the electronic module that is closer to the second end of the housing than to the first end of the housing, wherein the free second end of the band is insertable through or into the connector to fix the band to the connector,
wherein there is free of any band between the second end of the housing and the connector and between the first end of the electronic module and the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,111,503

MODULAR MILITARY RIBBON HOLDER ASSEMBLY

1. A modular military ribbon holder assembly kit comprising:a rack having a back surface defining a rack length and a rack width;
a connector having a connect length and a connector width and being configured to engage a portion of the back surface of the rack, wherein the connector length is less than the rack length and the connector width is less than the rack width;
at least two engagement members extending outward from one of the back surface or the connector; and
at least two apertures defined by the other of the back surface or the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,111,502

CIRCUMFERENCE OR LENGTH DECREASING DEVICE

1. A device used to decrease a circumference of a worn garment comprising:a substantially flat, rectangular body with an upper edge and a bottom free edge;
two substantially parallel prongs spaced apart from each other and each having a first portion extending upward from the upper edge of the substantially flat, rectangular body, a second bulbous curved portion extending outward from the first portion, a third portion extending downward from the second bulbous curved portion wherein the third portion is spaced apart and substantially parallel to the substantially flat, rectangular body and a rounded edged end portion angled outward and away from the substantially flat, rectangular body; and
a plurality of nodules or protrusions positioned on an inside surface of the two substantially parallel prongs and an inside surface of the substantially flat, rectangular body, wherein the nodules or protrusions are configured to securely grip the worn garment when inserted between the prongs and the substantially flat rectangular body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,501

SELF-BINDING STRAP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

1. A separable self-wrapping strap device comprising:an upper layer of hook material in attachment with a lower layer of loop material to form a cavity there-between, which is substantially closed along its edges;
an eyelet affixed to at least one end of the separable self-wrapping strap device, further securing the upper layer of hook material to the lower layer of loop material;
a bi-stable spring band positioned within the cavity, wherein the bi-stable spring band is configured to alternate the shape of the separable self-wrapping strap device between a substantially flat, straight configuration and a substantially coiled, wrapped configuration;
wherein the wrapped configuration, a substantial portion of the upper layer of hook material is pressed against a substantial portion of the lower layer of loop material by coiling action of the bi-stable band, such that in the wrapped configuration, the separable self-wrapping strap device forms a substantially closed loop capable of resisting a weighted force of at least 50 pounds.

US Pat. No. 10,111,500

SELF-ALIGNING, QUICK CONNECT AND DISCONNECT MAGNETIC END CONNECTORS

1. A self-aligning strap end connector system, comprising,a. a first end connector that includes a body with a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis, a first surface and a second surface, a strap bar and a strap slot formed on said body near said proximal end, said body includes a lip section near said distal end that and includes an abutment surface perpendicularly and transversely aligned with said longitudinal axis, said body includes a void area adjacent to said abutment surface configured to receive a lip section on a second end connector when said second end connector is longitudinally aligned with said first end connector;
b. at least one projecting element formed on said abutment surface of said first end connector, said projecting element being perpendicularly aligned with said abutment surface of said first end connector;
c. at least one magnet located on said abutment surface on said first end connector;
d. a second end connector that includes a body with a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis, a first surface and a second surface, a strap bar and a strap slot formed on said body near said proximal end, said body includes a lip section formed near said distal end, said lip section includes an abutment surface transversely aligned with said longitudinal axis, said body includes a void area adjacent to said abutment surface configured to receive said lip section on said first end connector when said first end connector is longitudinally aligned with said second end connector and said abutment surfaces are aligned parallel and abutted;
e. at least one receiver hole formed on said abutment surface of said second end connector, said receiver hole configured to receive said projecting element on said first end connector when said first end connector and said second end connector are longitudinally aligned and said abutment surface on the first end connector and said abutments surface on said second end connector are parallel and abut and configured resist side-to side movement of said end connectors; and
f. at least one magnet located on said abutment surface of said second end connector configured to be magnetically attracted to said magnet on said abutment surface of said first end connector when said first end connector and said second end connector are longitudinally aligned and said projecting element is inserted into said receiver hole.

US Pat. No. 10,111,499

BUCKLE ASSEMBLY FOR A BELT STRAP

Fidlock GmbH, Hannover (...

1. A buckle assembly for a belt webbing, comprising:a buckle body including at least one abutment portion and at least one stay, the buckle body being connectable with at least one belt webbing, wherein in a connected condition at least one first abutment part of the at least one belt webbing extends about the at least one stay and rests against the at least one abutment portion,
a clamping loop arranged on the buckle body, which is circumferentially closed along a circumferential direction and defines an opening, the clamping loop being formed elastic such that the clamping loop is elastically extensible along the circumferential direction,
wherein the clamping loop is arranged on the abutment portion around the buckle body such that the buckle body extends through the opening, and is formed to act upon the at least one first abutment part with a tensioning force pointing towards the at least one abutment portion, the tensioning force being directed transverse to a main loading direction which a loading force acts on the at least one belt webbing in a loaded condition of the buckle assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,111,498

TAPERED BELT BUCKLE

1. A tapered belt buckle for use in fastening a belt by a user and which is also able to detachably secure a credit card or a driver's license card or a personal identification card or a similarly sized card thereto, comprising:(a) an outer member that includes an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface;
(b) an inner member to be disposed a predetermined distance away from said outer member, said inner member for being disposed proximate a waist of the user during use;
(c) a compartment that is disposed between said outer member and said inner member, wherein said compartment includes an opening at one end, thereof, and a pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls that include a first width between a first end of each of said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls and wherein said first end of each of said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls is disposed proximate said opening and a second width between an opposite second end of each of said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls and wherein said second end of each of said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls is disposed distally away from said first end and distally away from said opening, wherein said first width is greater than said second width, and wherein said first width is equal to or greater than a width or a length of the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card, and wherein said second width is less than said width or said length of the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card;
wherein when the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card is progressively inserted into said compartment a portion of the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card is progressively forced to bow to accommodate a narrowing distance between said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls, and wherein friction between the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card and said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls is sufficient to retain the credit card or the driver's license or the personal identification card or the similarly sized card in said compartment;
(d) a vertical opposite end member disposed maximally away from said opening, said vertical opposite end member disposed between said pair of opposing angled vertical sidewalls; and
(e) means for attaching a first end of the belt to the tapered belt buckle and means for attaching an opposite second end of the belt to the tapered belt buckle.

US Pat. No. 10,111,497

BUTTON BACK AND BUTTON

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A metallic button back comprising a cylindrical part and an umbrella part extending radially outward from one axial end of the cylindrical part,wherein the umbrella part includes a first bending part which extends radially outward from the one axial end of the cylindrical part and then bends on the opposite side of the cylindrical part,
wherein an outer periphery, including a radially outer end, of the first bending part has a polygonal shape including at least three corners and sides which extend between two circumferentially adjacent corners,
wherein the umbrella part includes flat plates extending radially outward from the radially outer end, corresponding to the sides, of the first bending part.

US Pat. No. 10,111,496

DRIVE MECHANISM FOR AUTOMATED FOOTWEAR PLATFORM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A footwear apparatus comprising:an upper portion including a lace cable for tightening the footwear apparatus;
a lower portion coupled to the upper portion and including a cavity to receive a middle portion of the lace cable; and
a lacing engine positionable within the cavity to engage the lace cable, the lacing engine comprising:
a housing including a superior surface, an inferior surface, and an enclosed volume between the superior surface and the inferior surface;
a lace spool including an axis of rotation perpendicular to the superior surface of the lace spool and at least partially disposed within a recess in the superior surface of the lacing engine, the lace spool further including a lace channel bisecting a superior portion of the lace spool to receive the middle portion of the lace cable and route the lace cable onto a spool recess portion of the lace spool upon rotation of the lace spool; and
a drive mechanism comprising:
a gear motor;
a gear box coupled to a motor shaft extending from the gear motor, the gear box including a drive shaft extending axially in a direction opposite the gear motor;
a worm drive coupled to the drive shaft to control rotation of the worm drive in response to gear motor activation, wherein the worm drive is slidably keyed to the drive shaft to transfer axial loads away from the gear box and motor; and
a worm gear to translate rotation of the worm drive transversely to rotation of the lace spool to tighten or loosen the lace cable.

US Pat. No. 10,111,495

VENTILATED SHOE

GEOX S.p.A., Montebellun...

1. A ventilated shoe, comprising:a sole; and
an upper assembly associated therewith in an upper region, the upper assembly comprising:
an external upper, with which an inner lining is associated which is constituted at least partly by a first element that defines at least one interspace that separates a foot of a user from the external upper and including preferential passages for sweat that moves away from the foot of the user toward an upper external edge of the shoe,
a breathable insole, joined perimetrically at least to the inner lining,
wherein the preferential passages are defined by a series of channels that facilitate rise of sweat in a vapor phase upwardly from below, and
wherein each of the channels is open in a direction of the foot of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,111,494

MIDSOLE COMPONENT AND OUTER SOLE MEMBERS WITH AUXETIC STRUCTURE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a sole structure having a longitudinal direction extending along a length of the article of footwear and a lateral direction extending along a width of the article of footwear;
the sole structure including a midsole component and at least one outer sole member;
the midsole component including a first outer surface with a recessed portion;
the outer sole member having a second outer surface;
wherein the recessed portion is configured to receive the outer sole member;
a region of the sole structure including a first portion in the first outer surface of the midsole component and a second portion in the second outer surface of the outer sole member;
the region including a plurality of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration;
wherein the auxetic configuration is configured such that when the region of the sole structure is under longitudinal tension it expands in both the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction and when the region of the sole structure is under lateral tension it expands in both the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction; and
wherein at least one arm of a first hole of the plurality of holes is aligned with at least one arm of a second hole of the plurality of holes.

US Pat. No. 10,111,493

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH RIBBED FOOTBED

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a sole comprising an outsole and a footbed element configured to support a foot away from the outsole;
a set of transverse ribs formed on the footbed element, the set of transverse ribs extending from a forefoot end portion of the sole to a heel end portion of the sole, wherein the transverse ribs comprise:
a forefoot set of transverse ribs having a first geometry and being disposed in a forefoot region of the footbed element, the first geometry having a first plurality of rib heights, a first plurality of base widths and a first plurality of spacings between adjacent ribs;
a heel set of transverse ribs disposed in a heel region of the footbed element having a second geometry, the second geometry having a second plurality of rib heights, a second plurality of base widths and a second plurality of spacings between ribs; and
an arch set of transverse ribs disposed in an arch region of the footbed element, the arch region being disposed between the forefoot region and the heel region, the arch set of transverse ribs having a third geometry that differs from the first geometry and also differs from the second geometry, the third geometry having a third plurality of rib heights, a third plurality of base widths and a third plurality of spacings between ribs,
wherein the article of footwear includes a rearward direction extending from the forefoot end portion of the sole towards the heel end portion of the sole and a forward direction extending from the heel end portion of the sole towards the forefoot end portion of the sole, and wherein at least one of:
(i) the first plurality of rib heights decreases in the rearward direction from a forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of rib heights decreases in the forward direction from a heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of rib heights decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately a midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element;
(ii) the first plurality of base widths decreases in the rearward direction from the forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of base widths decreases in the forward direction from the heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of base widths decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately the midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element; or
(iii) the first plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the rearward direction from the forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the forward direction from the heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately the midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element.

US Pat. No. 10,111,492

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DYNAMIC EDGE CAVITY MIDSOLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear having an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper, the sole structure comprising:a midsole with an upper surface, an opposite lower surface, and an outer edge extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, the outer edge having a heel portion, a lateral portion, and a medial portion, and the midsole having an inwardly-extending elongate groove continuously disposed along the medial portion, the heel portion, and the lateral portion; and
an elongate spring having an upper flange and a lower flange secured to the outer edge of the midsole along an entire length of the elongate groove, the upper flange including a first flange surface and the lower flange including a second flange surface, the first flange surface facing the second flange surface along the entire length of the elongate spring, and at least one stability fin protruding from the first flange surface and the second flange surface and having a longitudinal axis extending from the first flange surface to the second flange surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,491

SHOE SOLE, INSOLE OF SHOE, MAIN SOLE OF SHOE, AND SHOE

Diatex Co., Ltd., Tokyo ...

1. A shoe sole formed of a layered sheet of a plurality of cloths wherein; the cloths formed of a strand of an oriented thermoplastic resin; and the plurality of cloths are integrated by heating and compressing;wherein the strand contains a low-melting point resin component whose melting point is the same as or lower than the heating temperature and a high-melting point resin component whose melting point is higher than the heating temperature;
wherein the low-melting point resin component and the high-melting point resin component are polyolefin; and
wherein the integrated layered sheet is formed by disposing an adhesive film between a plurality of the cloths and melting part or all of the adhesive film.

US Pat. No. 10,111,490

HUMAN LOCOMOTION ASSISTING SHOE

1. Footwear comprising:(a) a footwear body;
(b) a rotatable yoke capable of rotating in the sagittal plane in dorsi flexion and plantar flexion relative to the footwear body;
(c) a tension spring element suspended posteriorly between the yoke and the footwear body;
(d) a means for rotation between the yoke and footwear body such that axis of rotation is along or in near proximity to axis of sagittal plane rotation of ankle joint of a user;said yoke including:i. a leg contact member positioned at an anterior portion of the yoke, to receive a user's lower leg's anterior surface above the ankle and below the knee, and
ii. at least one anchor for the tension spring element, positioned at a posterior portion of the yoke, and wherein
iii. the means for rotation that provides rotatable connection between the yoke and the footwear body;wherein the tension spring element stores elastic potential energy while the user is dorsiflexing their foot prior to heal lift and returns kinetic energy to aid the user following heal lift during plantar flexion wherein the tension spring element is anchored to the yoke at posterior portions, the yoke having an open back.

US Pat. No. 10,111,489

SHOE INSERT ASSEMBLY

1. A shoe insert assembly being configured to support an arch of a foot thereby enhancing comfort of a shoe, said assembly comprising:a panel being configured to be positioned in a shoe, said panel having an opening therein wherein said opening is configured to be aligned with a heel when the shoe is worn thereby facilitating pressure to be relieved from the heel said panel having a top wall, a bottom wall and a peripheral edge extending therebetween, said peripheral edge having a first lateral side, a second lateral side, a front side and a back side, said panel being elongated between said front side and said back side, said back side being concavely arcuate between each of said first lateral side and said second lateral side, said front side being concavely arcuate between said first lateral side and said second lateral side;
a cushion being positioned within said panel wherein said cushion is configured to absorb pressure exerted by a foot onto the shoe thereby enhancing comfort of the shoe;
a pad being coupled to said panel wherein said pad is configured to be aligned with an arch in the foot when the shoe is worn thereby enhancing comfort of the shoe, said pad having a first surface and a second surface, said first surface being coupled to said top wall of said panel, said pad being aligned with said first lateral side of said panel, said pad being positioned between said opening and said front side of said panel, said second surface being substantially planar and parallel to said top wall of said panel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,488

DISPOSABLE, LOW FRICTION, BREATHABLE BOOTIE FOR SKI BOOT

1. A bootie to be worn by a human foot to facilitate donning and doffing ski boots, comprising:a thin, flexible, low friction plastic sheet material in a generally tubular form having an open upper end, a closed lower end, an interior and an exterior, the tubular form sized to receive the human foot between the upper end and the lower end, the tubular form having a foot portion, a lower leg portion, and an ankle portion therebetween,
the foot portion having an upper arch portion, a lower arch portion, a ball portion, and a distal toe portion, corresponding to respective portions of the human foot when positioned within the bootie,
the lower leg portion having a front side, a rear side, and lateral and medial sides, a top edge, and
the ankle portion having an ankle portion and a lower heel portion,
the sheet material including at least one set of air vents to provide breathability between the exterior of the tubular form and the human foot at the interior of the tubular form, the at least one set of air vents selected from:
(i) a first set of air vents located on a top side of the foot portion of the bootie beginning behind the toe portion and extending toward the lower leg portion to an area on the top side of the foot portion just past where the ball of the foot portion of the bootie ends,
(ii) a second set of air vents located on the bottom side of the foot portion at a location past where the ball portion proximally ends and the arch portion begins and then extending for the length of the arch portion to an area where the arch portion transitions into the heel portion, and
(iii) at least a third set of air vents located on one or more of the front, rear, medial and lateral sides of the lower leg portion above the ankle portion and below the top edge.

US Pat. No. 10,111,487

WEARABLE ITEMS HAVING WEAR-SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS OR INDICIA FOR INFLUENCING AN EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE

Hampton Technology Resour...

1. A footwear item configured to present a progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of a subject, comprising:a substrate;
a wear-susceptible area incorporated into the substrate and including a pre-stressed area with a weaker material strength than the substrate; and
a marking integrated into the wear-susceptible area configured to present the progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of the subject that the marking represents;
wherein the pre-stressed area has a two-dimensional area that is generally coextensive with the wear-susceptible area or the marking.

US Pat. No. 10,111,486

SIZE ADJUSTER FOR HELMETS FOR CYCLING USE WITH COMFORTABLE FIT

KASK S.R.L., Chiuduno (B...

1. Size adjuster for helmets for cycling use of the type that can be fixedly connected inside a helmet for cycling use and comprising:an annular structure arranged along the lower periphery of said helmet and able to be switched between a minimum diameter configuration and a plurality of increased diameter configurations to allow said helmet to be worn by different sized users,
a manual switching device of the configuration of said annular structure, said annular structure comprising a central portion and two side arms able to move telescopically with respect to the central portion by acting on said manual switching device, and
headrest elements for a user connected to said annular structure, the annular structure having a plurality of supports, each of said headrest elements having a connecting portion connected at one of said supports, the headrest elements being orientable along all axes in space to adapt to a user's head in all configurations of the adjuster, wherein each of said headrest elements is shaped like a butterfly comprising two lobes connected to a center section of the each of the headrest elements, and the two lobes of the each of said headrest elements are arranged on opposite sides of a respective one of said side arms.

US Pat. No. 10,111,485

DEVICE FOR REDUCING HEAD AND NECK INJURY FOR HELMET WEARER

Scott W. Nagely, Denver,...

1. A motion restrictor device to be worn with a protective helmet so as to reduce the risk of head or spine injury caused by injurious movement of the helmet, said motion restrictor device comprising:a harness wearable by a user of the helmet;
a helmet-engaging component supported on the harness,
said helmet-engaging component presenting laterally spaced apart, fore-and-aft extending helmet-engagement surfaces positioned on opposite sides of the neck of the user when the device is worn,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being configured to shift along a range of motion while in contact with the helmet as the helmet moves,
said helmet-engaging component being operable to yieldably bias each of the helmet-engagement surfaces toward the helmet when the device is worn, such that contact with the helmet is maintained as the helmet-engagement surface shifts through the range of motion, and
a brake assembly operable to restrict shifting of at least one of the helmet-engagement surfaces in response to injurious movement of the helmet,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being shiftable against the yieldable bias into a stored position,
said harness including a releasable latch operable to removably secure each helmet-engagement surface in the stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,484

HELMET WITH HIDDEN LIGHT SOURCE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

SHENZHEN QIANHAI LIVALL I...

4. A helmet with a hidden light source, comprising:a helmet housing comprising a transparent base film, a lightproof ink layer and a light transmitting ink layer in sequence, wherein the base film comprises a first portion and an adjacent second portion, the lightproof ink layer comprises a mesh-like third portion corresponding to the first portion and a fourth portion corresponding to the second portion;
at least one light source attached on the light transmitting ink layer and corresponding to the mesh-like third portion; and
a helmet base covering the at least one light source and the light transmitting ink layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,483

SUN PROTECTIVE HEADWARE SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:a headwear including a semi-cylindrical body portion, wherein the body portion defines a head opening adapted to receive an upper portion of a head of a human wearer, wherein the head opening communicates to a body inner portion of the headwear;
a first layer disposed along the body inner portion, wherein the first layer comprises recycled water bottles;
a brim portion disposed about a periphery of the head opening, wherein the first layer is disposed along a brim inner portion of the brim portion;
a second layer of material connected to the first layer; and
a closing mechanism comprising a male fastener aligned to a plurality of spaced apart female fasteners, wherein the closing mechanism is disposed along the second layer of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,482

COOLING ASSEMBLY

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A cooling assembly, comprising:one or more panels affixed together to form the cooling assembly, at least a portion of the one or more panels comprising an exterior material layer, an interior material layer, and an absorbent material layer maintained between the exterior material layer and the interior material layer, wherein:
the cooling assembly is configured to at least partially cover a head area of a user when the cooling assembly is worn, and
the one or more panels circumscribe a right ear opening and a left ear opening, wherein each of the right ear opening and the left ear opening extend through the exterior material layer, the interior material layer, and the absorbent material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,481

SIGNAL-ACTIVATED LINGERIE

BIOMETRIC LINGERIE, INC.

1. A lingerie comprising:(a) an upper panel that is generally oriented horizontally with respect to a wearer's body, said upper panel including a first strap and a second strap;
(b) a lower panel that is generally oriented vertically with respect to the wearer's body, said lower panel including one or more frontal straps and a back strap; and
(c) a signal-activated fastener;
wherein the signal-activated fastener is coupled with one end of the first strap and one end of the second strap, wherein the first ends of the one or more frontal straps are coupled with the upper panel, wherein one end of the back strap is coupled with one the first strap and second strap, and wherein the signal-activated fastener is responsive to a signal and operative to unfasten causing the lingerie to fall off from the wearer's body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,480

VENTED GARMENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A vented garment comprisingan interior panel comprising a weather-resistant material and having a plurality of interior openings; and
an exterior panel comprising a weather-resistant material and having a plurality of exterior openings located within a seam area, the exterior panel being attached to the interior panel at a location that causes individual exterior openings not to overlap with individual interior openings.

US Pat. No. 10,111,479

METHOD OF SECURING FABRIC IN A DECORATIVE MANNER

9. A method of using a fashion accessory tool, comprising:securing fabric in the fashion accessory tool between a base plate and an arm pivotally attached to the base plate by a first extendable feature at a first end of the arm and a first end of the base plate, wherein securing comprises fastening the arm at a second end of the arm to a second end of the base plate, wherein a second extendable feature is between the second end of the base plate and a fastener on the second end of the base plate; and
weaving the fabric through at least two openings in the arm, wherein the fabric can be adjusted after securing the fabric in the fashion accessory tool by further pulling the fabric through the at least two openings.

US Pat. No. 10,111,478

SLIP RESISTANT HEADBAND

Teamzila LLC, McSherryst...

1. A headband comprisinga piece of fabric material and
at least one piece of anti-slip polymeric foam material, attached to the fabric material in a position to bear against the forehead or hairline of a user,
said anti-slip polymeric foam material being selected so as to have a greater coefficient of friction against the forehead than does said fabric material,
said anti-slip material having a surface facing the forehead, said forehead facing surface being provided with a tread pattern to improve headband retention when the forehead is wet,
wherein the tread is formed by grooves having a depth of at least 0.02 inch and
wherein the grooves are arranged in two set of grooves which cross one another so as to form an array of peaks.

US Pat. No. 10,111,477

BATTING GLOVE

FRANKLIN SPORTS, Inc., S...

1. A batting glove having a palmar side and a backside surface, said glove comprising:four finger stalls;
a thumb stall;
a palm panel on the palmar side of said glove formed of material having tactile and gripping qualities with limited stretchability and being attached to said finger stalls and said thumb stall;
an elastic panel on the backside of said glove and being attached to said finger stalls, said thumb stall, and said palm panel;
a discontinuous wrist band of substantially uniform width attached to said palm panel and to said elastic panel with an opening therein to provide a palmar side edge and a backside edge;
a hand access opening between said palm panel and said elastic panel at one side of said glove opposite said thumb stall and corresponding to said opening in said wrist band, said access opening extending from said wrist band approximately half way between said wrist band and the last of said finger stalls opposite said thumb stall along the edge of said palm panel; and
a wrist latch having one edge thereof attached to said wrist band at said palmar ide edge and attached to the edge of said palm panel along said hand access opening, said wrist latch tapering from the upper end of said hand access opening to a terminal edge substantially matching the width of said wrist band;
whereby said wrist latch may be releaseably connected to the backside of said wrist band to securely encircle the user's wrist and to simultaneously tension said palm panel across the user's palm.

US Pat. No. 10,111,476

ERGONOMIC GRIPPING ACTIVITIES GLOVE

BioGrip, Inc., Sacrament...

1. An ergonomic glove comprising:a thumb support including:
a bottom surface adapted to extend across distal and proximal phalanges of a thumb of a human wearing the ergonomic glove, wherein the bottom surface is concave in lateral disposition configured to form a convexity of the thumb while adapted to partially encircle the wearer's thumb;
a side portion;
an arched over segment extending transversely to the bottom surface and adapted to engage the thumb on a side closest to the metacarpophalangeal crease of an index finger portion adjacent to the thumb;
an insert including:
a palm portion;
four finger portions, one for each of four fingers, wherein the four finger portions include an index finger portion, a middle finger portion, a ring finger portion and a little finger portion;
an intermediate portion comprising four creases, one for each respective finger portion, wherein each crease includes a crevice, one for each respective finger portion, wherein from the little finger portion toward the index finger portion, the crevice for each respective finger portion gets shallower.

US Pat. No. 10,111,475

SWIMWEAR APPARATUS

1. A swimwear apparatus comprising:an upper portion having an upper base layer and an upper bikini layer configured to be attached to the upper base layer; and
a lower portion having a lower base layer and a lower bikini layer having two leg holes, the lower bikini layer being configured to be attached to the lower base layer;
wherein the lower base layer extends beyond at least one of the two leg holes of the lower bikini layer; and
wherein the lower base layer comprises a pad disposed at an upper thigh area below at least one leg hole of the lower bikini layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,474

SPORTMAN'S GARMENT WITH VOLUME REDUCTION ARRANGEMENT

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A garment configured to be worn by a human, the garment comprising:a torso portion including an inner side and an outer side; and
a volume reduction arrangement provided on the torso portion, the volume reduction arrangement including a first strap, a second strap, a first strap adjustment member, and a second strap adjustment member, wherein the first strap is a first elastic cord, the first strap adjustment member is a first cord lock, the second strap is a second elastic cord, and the second strap adjustment member is a second cord lock, and wherein:
a first portion of the first strap is connected to a left side of the torso portion,
the first strap adjustment member is connected to a right side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the first strap engages the first strap adjustment member on the right side of the torso portion,
a first portion of the second strap is connected to the right side of the torso portion,
the second strap adjustment member is connected to the left side of the torso portion, and a second portion of the second strap engages the second strap adjustment member on the left side of the torso portion, and
the first strap crisscrosses the second strap on a lower portion of the torso portion adjacent a waist region of a wearer when worn.

US Pat. No. 10,111,473

FABRIC TAPE BRASSIERE

1. A breast support element for a single-use brassiere, comprising:a shaped form for removable-adhesion to a breast to form a brassiere thereon comprising a first layer including an elastically deformable material having a top surface and a bottom surface, a second layer including an adhesive in contact with the bottom surface of the first layer, the adhesive having a first surface permanently adhered to the bottom surface of the first layer and a second surface, and a third layer including a removable release layer in removable contact with the second surface of the second layer,
wherein the shaped form includes an elastic therapeutic tape, and
wherein the breast support element includes at least one demarcation line provided on a rear surface of the breast support element to indicate an overlap region of the breast support element over another breast support element.

US Pat. No. 10,111,472

WRAP BACK BRA

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A bra comprising:a front portion comprising at least:
a pair of breast covering structures, and
a front underband segment extending from a lower margin of the pair of breast covering structures, wherein the front underband segment comprises a first wing and a second wing extending away from respective sides of the front underband segment, and wherein the first wing terminates in a first end and the second wing terminates in a second end, wherein a first releasable fastener mechanism is located at the first end of the first wing and a second releasable fastener mechanism is located at the second end of the second wing; and
a back portion comprising at least:
a central body portion, and
a back underband segment extending from a lower margin of the central body portion, the back underband segment having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end and the fourth end of the back underband segment are configured to extend to an approximate mid-axillary line of a wearer when the bra is in an as-worn configuration, and wherein the first end of the of first wing of the front underband segment is releasably secured to the second end of the second wing of the front underband segment via the first releasable fastener mechanism and the second releasable fastener mechanism at the back portion of the bra.

US Pat. No. 10,111,471

OFFICIALS CLOTHING WITH MAGNETIC WHISTLE HOLDER

1. An official's clothing assembly comprising:an official's outer shirt having a neck opening;
a whistle carried by a lanyard; the lanyard having a neck opening aligned with the neck opening of the official's shirt;
an undershirt having a magnetic whistle holder disposed at a first portion of material; the undershirt adapted to be worn by the official under the official's outer shirt;
the first portion having an inner surface and an outer surface;
a first magnet disposed against the inner surface of the first portion of material;
a second magnet disposed against the outer surface of the first portion of material;
the first and second magnets attracting each other with magnetic force to hold themselves to the first portion of material;
a first patch disposed over the first magnet; the first patch being connected to the first portion of material entirely about the first magnet;
a second patch disposed over the second magnet; the second patch being connected to the first portion of material entirely about the second magnet; and
the whistle being held in position with respect to the official's shirt by the magnetic whistle holder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,470

VAPORIZER APPARATUS

JUUL Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A cartridge for use with a vaporizer device, the cartridge comprising:a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material, the storage compartment having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, the storage compartment having a compartment side extending between the distal end and the proximal end;
a mouthpiece enclosing the proximal end of the storage compartment, the mouthpiece having a mouthpiece side adjacent to the compartment side, a first end of the mouthpiece terminating in an edge disposed adjacent to a location between the distal end and the proximal end of the storage compartment, the mouthpiece having a notch in the mouthpiece side, the notch extending away from the edge of the mouthpiece toward a second end of the mouthpiece that is opposite the first end of the mouthpiece, wherein the notch exposes a region of the compartment side;
a wicking material proximate to the distal end of the storage compartment, the wicking material disposed to contact the vaporizable material; and
a heating element proximate to the distal end of the storage compartment, the heating element in contact with the wicking material, the heating element configured to generate an aerosol from the vaporizable material.

US Pat. No. 10,111,469

VAPORIZERS HAVING TOP AIR INTAKE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING THE SAME

SHENZHEN KANGER TECHNOLOG...

1. A replaceable vaporizer assembly, comprising:a top vapor tube mount;
an air intake tube defining a first air intake opening, a second air intake opening, a first E-liquid opening, and a second E-liquid opening;
a vapor tube;
a connecting ring;
an E-liquid storage medium;
a heating element having a positive terminal and a negative terminal; and
a vaporizer assembly base defining a first air gap, a second air gap, a first E-liquid opening, and a second E-liquid opening,
wherein the heating element is installed inside the E-liquid storage medium, and the E-liquid storage medium is installed inside the vaporizer assembly base between the connecting ring and the vaporizer assembly base.

US Pat. No. 10,111,468

VAPORIZATION DEVICE

DB INNOVATION INC., Chic...

1. A vaporization device comprising:a body configured to house at least two pens in a cavity inside the body:
the at least two pens, each pen comprising a battery, a sensor and a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the battery is operatively connected to the PCB and a coil, having a first end adjacent and contiguous with a mouthpiece, and a second end adjacent and contiguous with a ventilated end,
each pen further comprising a plurality of vaporization chambers, each chamber comprising a coil for vaporization and operatively connected to the PCB and battery for controlling the temperature of the coil of each chamber over a vaporization time, wherein each coil can be different from another coil;
a mouthpiece having an aperture at a first end of the mouthpiece extending into a vapor port which is operatively connected to the plurality of vaporization chambers of the at least two pens at a second mouthpiece end opposing the mouthpiece aperture;
wherein the body comprises a plurality of airflow apertures for the at least two pens, adjacent to the ventilated end of the at least two pens, and is configured to direct aft flow through the device;
wherein a plurality of tanks each with a reservoir configured to contain an e-liquid operatively connected to a vaporization chamber; and
wherein the mouthpiece and tanks are removable, and the batteries are rechargeable.

US Pat. No. 10,111,467

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE VAPORIZATION CARTRIDGES

1. A wearable electronic simulated smoking device, comprising:an elongated tubular body configured to at least partially encompass a portion of a user's body, said tubular body having at least one bendable portion, at least one fixedly arcuate shaped portion and a linearly extended cartridge receiving chamber formed in the tubular body;
a power supply disposed in said tubular body, said power supply being formed by a plurality of battery cells each being individually displaceable to conform to an interior space of one of the arcuate shaped portion or the bendable portion;
a vaporization cartridge removably received within said cartridge receiving chamber; and
a controller disposed in said tubular body and coupled to said power supply, said controller outputting an energization signal to said vaporization cartridge to control power delivered thereto,
wherein said vaporization cartridge includes:
a housing configured for releasable coupling to said cartridge receiving chamber, said housing having a perforate first end configured for electrical coupling to said controller, a suction opening at an opposing second end and a fluid flow path extending therebetween;
a vaporizer including a heat source and a supply of a vaporizable material, said heat source vaporizing said vaporizable material responsive to said energization signal, said vaporizer being disposed in fluid communication with said fluid flow path for dispensing vapors from vaporizable material to said fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,111,466

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Nicoventures Holdings Lim...

1. An electronic cigarette comprising a generally cylindrical housing with a proximal mouth end and a distal end, and within the housing:a vaporizer to produce vapor to be delivered to the mouth end;
a battery; and
sensor circuitry to detect a user drawing on the mouth end and connect the battery to power the vaporizer to produce vapor,
the vaporizer comprising:
a tube having inlet and outlet ends and extending longitudinally of the housing, first and second supports at opposite ends of the tube for directing airflow into and out of the tube from the inlet to the outlet, wherein the first support is located at the inlet end of the tube and the second support is located at the outlet end of the tube,
a vaporizable liquid holder containing a vaporizable liquid extending around the tube, wicking fibers extending through side openings in the tube and configured to wick the vaporizable liquid from the vaporizable liquid holder into the tube,
an electrical heater coil in the tube configured to be powered by the battery to vaporize liquid on the wicking fibers in the tube, so that vapor is supplied along the tube to the outlet end when the user draws thereon, and
an airflow restrictor to channel and accelerate the flow of air along the tube towards a central portion of the heater coil, wherein the airflow restrictor is located in the tube between the first support and the heater coil.

US Pat. No. 10,111,465

ELECTRONIC SMOKE APPARATUS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A power management device for an electronic smoke apparatus, the electronic smoke apparatus including a heater to heat a liquid, and a reservoir to hold the liquid, the power management device comprising:a controller to adaptively supply operating power to the heater to operate the electronic smoke apparatus based on received signals indicative of characteristics of a puff event, the characteristics including airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus;
wherein the controller is configured to, during the puff event,
supply the operating power at a first power level in response to detecting airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus at or above a first threshold level,
reduce the operating power from the first power level to a second power level after expiration of a first time period following detection of the airflow at or above the first threshold level, the second power level less than the first power level, and
increase the operating power from the second power level to a third power level after expiration of a second time period and in response to detecting airflow through the electronic smoke apparatus at or above a second threshold level;
wherein the expiration of the second time period is after the expiration of the first time period; and,
wherein the third power level is less than or equal to the first power level.

US Pat. No. 10,111,464

BROILER-TYPE HEATING DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC VAPING

HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEM...

1. A heating device for an electronic smoking device, comprising a heating element disposed above an internal storage area, the internal storage area configured to receive inhalant material to be at least partially heated by the heating element, and including an access door disposed about the internal storage area to facilitate access to the internal storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,111,463

COMBUSTIBLE HEAT SOURCE HAVING A BARRIER AFFIXED THERETO AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A combustible heat source for a smoking article comprising:a barrier affixed to an end face of the combustible heat source; and
a thermally-activated adhesive provided between the end face of the combustible heat source and the barrier,
wherein the combustible heat source is a combustible carbonaceous heat source and comprises an ignition aid.

US Pat. No. 10,111,462

VAPORIZER PROTECTIVE CASE

1. A protective electronic cigarette case housing an electronic cigarette comprising:an elongate boxy forming an interior chamber and having a longitudinal length defined by a proximal end and a distal end;
a cylindrical, deformable, transparent region of the body located between the proximal end and the distal end and having an intake valve that is opened when the deformable, transparent region is squeezed;
cylindrical interior padding within the interior chamber and located between the cylindrical, deformable, transparent region and the distal end of the body, wherein the cylindrical interior padding limits transverse movement of the electronic cigarette housed inside the case;
an interior piston at the distal end of the interior chamber and a spring giving a first proximal bias to the interior piston;
a removable top removably affixable to a collar at the proximal end of the body, wherein the removable top has a removable top mouthpiece at a proximal end and an interior annular shoulder at a distal end;
wherein the removable top mouthpiece at the proximal end of the removable top includes a proximal valve that is opened when an operator bites down on it;
wherein the electronic cigarette housed within the protective case has a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the electronic cigarette having an electronic cigarette mouthpiece that extends proximally from a top of the electronic cigarette;
wherein the first proximal bias of the interior piston imparts a second proximal bias to the electronic cigarette, thereby pushing the electronic cigarette mouthpiece against the interior annular shoulder of the removable top and creating a seal between the removable top and the body of the case; and
wherein the electronic cigarette has an actuating button, visible through the transparent region of the body, and capable of being actuated by deforming the transparent region of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,461

ELECTRONIC VAPING MATERIAL CONTAINER

HEALTHIER CHOICES MANAGEM...

1. An inhalant material container for use with an electronic smoking device, comprising a cup-shaped housing having an open top and a closed bottom, the container delimiting an internal storage area wherein the inhalant material is disposed, the inhalant material container removably inserted inside a heating chamber of the electronic smoking device, wherein a heating element disposed in the heating chamber is not in direct contact with the internal storage area of the inhalant material container.

US Pat. No. 10,111,460

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOM ROLLING A SMOKABLE PRODUCT

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A kit for creating a custom rolled smokable product, comprising:(a) at least one form mandrel;
(b) at least one smokable sheet, the at least one smokable sheet being in a partially pre-rolled state, with a longitudinal containment volume and edges that can be moved apart to provide access to the containment volume for adding a smokable filler to the longitudinal containment volume;
(c) the at least one form mandrel being connected to and supporting the at least one smokable sheet in the partially pre-rolled state, wherein the at least one form mandrel has a slit and the connection is made by the at least one sheet being partially inserted into the slit; and
(d) the smokable filler added to the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the connected form mandrel substantially remains in the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the form mandrel can be disconnected from the at least one smokable sheet and/or custom rolled smoking article by sliding the form mandrel relative to at least one smokable sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,111,459

ASSEMBLY MACHINE FOR PRODUCING CIGARETTES, AND RELATIVE ASSEMBLY METHOD

1. An assembly machine for producing multicomponent cigarettes, each comprising a number of portions, which have a central axis and comprise at least one portion defined by a filter element, and at least another portion defined by an aromatic, tobacco-based, element; the assembly machine comprising:a combining unit for forming groups of portions, each comprising at least two different first portions aligned axially and contacting end to end, and in which the groups of portions travel perpendicularly to their central axis; the combining unit comprises a number of structurally identical feed stations, each for supplying a respective first portion of single length to form the groups of portions; and each feed station comprises an insertion drum which receives the groups of portions from a preceding feed station or creates the groups of portions, receives respective first portions, and inserts the respective first portions into the groups of portions;
a first wrapping unit, which receives a succession of groups of portions, aligned axially and contacting end to end, from the combining unit, feeds the groups of portions perpendicularly to their central axis, and winds a single first sheet of wrapping material around the whole circumference of each group of portions; and
a second wrapping unit, which receives a succession of groups of portions from the first wrapping unit, feeds the groups of portions perpendicularly to their central axis, and winds a single second sheet of wrapping material around the whole circumference of each group of portions; wherein the second wrapping unit comprises a portion feed unit for inserting third portions into the groups of portions.

US Pat. No. 10,111,457

TOBACCO MATERIAL AND TREATMENT THEREOF

British American Tobacco ...

1. A process for treating tobacco material wherein the treated tobacco material has an aerobic plate count of up to about 1000 CFU/g, the process comprising securing tobacco material within a moisture-retaining material and exposing the tobacco material to an ambient processing temperature of at least about 45° C. whilst secured within the moisture-retaining material, wherein the tobacco material has a packing density on a dry matter weight base of between about 200 kg/m3 and about 500 kg/m3 at the start of the process and has a moisture content of between about 10% and 15.5% before and during treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,111,453

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FROZEN FOOD PRODUCTS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method for forming a frozen foamed food product comprising the steps of:(A) introducing a nontoxic gas or gas mixture into a product to be foamed under foaming conditions to form a foam product containing bubbles of said gas or gas mixture,
(B) concurrently with or subsequent to step (A), chilling said foam product under chilling conditions to form a partially frozen foam product; and then
(C) increasing the viscosity of said partially frozen foam product by adding into the partially frozen foam product a side stream of a plurality of bits of edible material having a size (as defined herein) of 0.25 to 2 inch, wherein the size distribution of said bits that are added has a standard deviation of less than or equal to 15%, wherein said bits that are added are at a temperature of less than minus 25 F, thereby forming a further frozen foam product,
wherein the rate at which the viscosity of the re-combined ice cream streams rises is controlled by controlling the rate of heat transfer between the bits and the product into which the bits are added, q/t, to a value between 0.75 and 1.25 BTU per minute per pound of the product in accordance with the equation

wherein k is the heat transfer coefficient in BTU per feet per degree Fahrenheit per minute for the heat transfer between the bits and the rest of the ice cream,
? is the density of the ice cream in pounds per cubic feet,
% SS is the weight percentage of the side stream to the total stream,
r is the radius of a bit in the shape of a sphere,
Tice cream is the temperature of the ice cream in degrees Fahrenheit, and
Tbits is the temperature of the bits in degrees Fahrenheit,
and then
(D) hardening the further frozen food product by further chilling it under further chilling conditions to freeze additional liquid therein, thereby forming a frozen foamed food product, under conditions effective to establish ice crystals in said frozen foamed food product having an average crystal size at least 15% smaller than the average ice crystal size in the hardened product that is formed by introducing solely air as the gas or gas mixture into the identical product to be foamed under the identical foaming conditions as in step (A) to form an air foamed product and chilling said air foamed product in the same relationship to step (A) and under the identical chilling conditions as in step (B) to form a product which is then hardened under the identical further chilling conditions as in step (D).

US Pat. No. 10,111,452

METHOD OF SUPERCOOLING PERISHABLE MATERIALS

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, Ho...

1. A method of supercooling a perishable product in a container comprising the steps of:cooling the perishable product to a temperature within the range of about 0° C. to about ?20° C. while applying an oscillating magnetic field to the perishable product; and
simultaneously applying the oscillating magnetic field and a pulsed electric field to the cooled perishable product while maintaining the temperature below the freezing point of the perishable product, wherein the pulsed electric field is applied through a pair of electrodes directly in contact with the perishable product.

US Pat. No. 10,111,447

MACHINE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A COOLED CONFECTIONERY PRODUCT WITH AERATED TEXTURE

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A machine for preparing a cooled food product, the machine comprising:a receiving seat configured to accommodate a container, the receiving seat comprising a heat exchange element having a heat exchange contact surface arranged to be in contact with an outer surface of a side wall of the container when the container is placed in the machine;
a cooling unit arranged for cooling the heat exchange element;
a stirring unit connectable to a stirring member and arranged for driving the stirring member according to a combination of movements, the combination of movements comprising a first rotational movement of the stirring member about a longitudinal axis of the stirring member arranged offset to a central longitudinal axis of the receiving seat and/or of the container and a closed loop movement of the stirring member about the central longitudinal axis of the container or the receiving seat,
wherein a direction and an amount of velocities of the first rotational movement and of the closed loop movement of the stirring member are set depending on the cooled food product to produce; and
a connection member connecting the stirring member to the stirring unit, the connection member comprising a first driving member that rotates the stirring member about the longitudinal axis of the stirring member, the connection member further comprising a second driving member that engages a support shaft of the stirring member to drive the support shaft in orbital rotation about a central axis of the support shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,111,445

PROCEDURE FOR PREPARING PREMIUM COCKTAIL BERRIES

Lounge Attire LLC, Shell...

1. A cold process of preparing and preserving whole cranberries to result in preserved cranberries having an appearance that is close to natural cranberries, comprising:selecting a quantity of whole cranberries;
ensuring the temperature of the whole cranberries at no time during the process exceeds 70° F.;
at no time freezing the whole cranberries;
measuring the Brix of the whole cranberries in ° Bx;
preparing a syrup with no more than 10% sugar;
adjusting the syrup to within ±1° Bx of the whole cranberries;
adding a preservative to the syrup or reducing the pH;
agitating the syrup in a tank;
filling jars with the whole cranberries and syrup;
capping, rinsing and labelling the jars, and
wherein during the entire process neither the syrup nor the cranberries are heated which ensures that the preserved cranberries have an appearance that is close to natural cranberries.

US Pat. No. 10,111,444

MEAT GRINDING RECLAMATION SYSTEM

ROME, LTD, Sheldon, IA (...

1. A meat grinding assembly, comprising:a. a first meat grinder, comprising:
i. a first inlet;
ii. a first outlet;
iii. a second outlet;
b. a second meat grinder, comprising:
i. a second inlet;
ii. a third outlet;
iii. a fourth outlet;
c. a drive shaft provided at least partially within the first meat grinder and at least partially within the second meat grinder;
d. wherein at least a portion of the drive shaft comprises at least two separate flights, and wherein the at least two separate flights are wrapped about the drive shaft, and wherein the separate flights comprise an outer diameter that is generally conical in shape;
e. wherein the second outlet is in fluid communication with the second inlet; and
f. wherein the first meat grinder is oriented coaxially with the second meat grinder;
g. wherein the first outlet and second outlet are provided in a first perforated plate, wherein the first perforated plate is provided at least partially within the first meat grinder, and wherein the drive shaft passes the first perforated plate; and
h. wherein the third outlet and fourth outlet are provided in a second perforated plate, wherein the second perforated plate is provided at least partially within the second meat grinder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,442

DOUGH MIXER

Housoen Electric Manufact...

1. A dough mixer, comprising:a main unit, wherein a motor is arranged in the main unit; and
a dough mixing assembly mounted on the main unit, comprising:
a dough mixing bowl;
a top cover;
a transmission shaft connected to the motor, wherein the transmission shaft is arranged in the dough mixing bowl;
a dough mixing unit connected to the transmission shaft and comprising an upper end; and
a scraper unit detachably connected to the upper end of the dough mixing unit, comprising:
a first bowl wall scraper, comprising a first blade fitted to an inner wall of the dough mixing bowl;
a second bowl wall scraper, comprising a second blade fitted to the inner wall of the dough mixing bowl, wherein the second bowl wall scraper is arranged opposite to the first bowl wall scraper; and
a central scraper, comprising a third blade matched with an outer wall of the transmission shaft, wherein the first and second bowl wall scrapers and the central scraper are configured to scrap off adhering material on the dough mixing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,111,437

SUBSTITUTED GUANIDINES AS FUNGICIDES

Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., T...

1. A compound of formula [I]:or a salt thereof,wherein:A1represents heterocyclyl, arylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl or halogeno, or —N(H)—;
A2 represents heterocyclyl, arylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl or halogeno, or —N(H)—;
Q1represents a single bond, phenylene, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—, —S —, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, or —N(H)—;
Q2represents a single bond, phenylene, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—, —S —,S(O)—, —S(O)2—, or —N(H)—;
X represents alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, -Ta-O-Tb, -Ta-S-Tb, or -Ta-N(H)-Tb-;
Z represents alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, -Ta-O-Tb, -Ta-S-Tb, or -Ta-N(H)-Tb-;
Ta represents a single bond or alkylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, halogeno, or oxo;
Tb represents a single bond or alkylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, halogeno, or oxo;
R7 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon;
R8 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon; and
R9 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon; or
R8 and R9, bonded together, form a divalent organic group; or
R8 and a substituent on X, bonded together, form a divalent organic group.

US Pat. No. 10,111,435

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING N-(1,3,4-OXADIAZOL-2-YL)-ARYL CARBOXYLIC ACID AMIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A herbicidal composition comprising(A) one or more compounds of formula (I) or salts thereof as component A

in which
A is CY,
R is (C1-C4)-alkyl, cyclopropyl, methoxymethyl, or methoxyethyl,
X is halogen or (C1-C6)-alkyl,
Y is OR1 or S(O)nR2,
Z is halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl or S(O)nR2,
R1 is (C1-C6)-alkyl or (C1-C6)-haloalkyl,
R2 is (C1-C6)-alkyl, and
n is 1 or 2,
and
(B) synergistically effective amounts of one or more herbicides selected from the group consisting of B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, and B11 as component B:
B1 1,3-diketo compounds selected from the group consisting of tembotrione and pinoxaden at a weight ratio of component A to the 1,3-diketo compound of from 1:4 to 8:1,
B2 (sulfon)amides selected from the group consisting of foramsulfuron, iodo-sulfuron-methyl-sodium, mesosulfuron-methyl, and thiencarbazone-methyl at a weight ratio of component A to the (sulfon)amide of from 1:10 to 400:1,
B4 azoles selected from the group consisting of pyrasulfotole, and isoxaflutole at a weight ratio of component A to the azole of from 1:40 to 1:1.25,
B5 an herbicide that is flurtamone at a weight ratio of component A to flurtamone of from 1:128 to 1:8,
B8 phenyl ethers selected from the group consisting of aclonifen and fenoxaprop-P-ethyl at a weight ratio of component A to the phenyl ether of from 1:64 to 1:2.5, and
B11 a triazine selected from the group consisting of indaziflam and metribuzin at a weight ratio of component A to the triazine of from 1:200 to 1:4.

US Pat. No. 10,111,434

BINARY FUNGICIDAL MIXTURES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A composition comprising(1) at least one compound of the formula (I)

wherein
R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and
R2 represents a methyl group, a difluoromethyl group or a trifluoromethyl group; and
(2) at least one fungicide selected from (1.29) benzovindiflupyr,
(2.6) 3-(4,4-difluoro-3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-1-yl)quinolone according to formula (II-6)
and(2.7) 2-{2-[(2,5-dimethylphenoxy)methyl]phenyl}-2-methoxy-N-methylacetamide.

US Pat. No. 10,111,433

FUNGICIDAL COMPOSITIONS

SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS A...

1. A composition suitable for control of diseases caused by phytopathogens comprising(A) a compound of formula I

wherein R1 is difluoromethyl and R2 is difluoromethyl; and
(B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of azoxystrobin, mefenoxam (metalaxyl-M), dimethomorph, iprovalicarb, mandipropamid, ametoctradin, amisulbrom, chlorothalonil, cymoxanil, dithianon, famoxadone, fenamidone, fluazinam, flupicolide, folpet, fosetyl-Al, mancozeb and zoxamid.

US Pat. No. 10,111,432

PICOLINAMIDE N-OXIDE COMPOUNDS WITH FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITY

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A composition for the control of a fungal pathogen including a mixture comprising:a) one or more of the compounds of Formula I,

wherein:
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C5 alkyl or cycloalkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R3 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R4 is hydrogen, halo, hydroxyl, alkyl, or alkoxy;
R5 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6;
R6 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R7;
R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl;
R8 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R6; and
b) a phytologically acceptable carrier material.

US Pat. No. 10,111,430

INSECTICIDAL POLYMER MATRIX COMPRISING PBO AND DM

Vestergaard SA, Lausanne...

1. An insecticidal polymer matrix made with material having piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and deltamethrin (DM) as part of the material for migration of the PBO and the DM from inside the material to the surface of the matrix, wherein a ratio of content of PBO to content of DM in terms of weight is higher than 3, weight content of DM is between 1 g and 6 g per 1 kg of polymer, and wherein the insecticidal matrix is in a monofilament form with a diameter of between 0.05 mm and 0.35 mm, wherein the insecticidal matrix is in the form of a yarn as part of a roof of a bed net with side walls made of multifilament polyester with an insecticidal coating, and wherein the polymer is a thermoplastic polymer, wherein the insecticidal coating is an impregnation with deltamethrin (DM) and without piperonyl butoxide (PBO).

US Pat. No. 10,111,429

FEEDING DETERRENCE IN AGRICULTURAL PESTS SUCH AS HEMIPTERA, LEPIDOPTERA AND COLEOPTERA

BEDOUKIAN RESEARCH, INC.,...

1. A method for deterring the feeding of one or more agricultural pests selected from the group consisting of stink bugs, codling moth larvae and granary weevils on food or crops is obtained by:contacting of the pests with an effective amount of a formulation consisting essentially of at least one of the compounds selected from the group consisting of:
wherein at least one of the compounds is present in said formulation in an amount sufficient to provide increased pest repellency or mortality over control pest repellency or mortality of at least 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,111,428

NEMATOCIDE CONTAINING LACTONIC RING AND PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

SHANDONG UNITED PESTICIDE...

1. A nematocide having the following formula I:
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, alkyl containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxyphenyl, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more chlorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more fluorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, nitryl, and amido; and
R6 is selected from the group the consisting of hydrogen, fluorine and chlorine.

US Pat. No. 10,111,424

RELEASE OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE AGENTS FROM POLYMERIC COMPOSITE PARTICLES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. A polymeric composite particle comprisinga) a porous polymeric core particle comprising a washed and dried polymerized product of a reaction mixture comprising:
i) a first phase comprising either
1) water and a polysaccharide dissolved in the water; or
2) a surfactant and a compound of Formula (I)

wherein n is an integer equal to at least 1, or a mixture thereof; and
ii) a second phase dispersed in the first phase, wherein a volume of the first phase is greater than a volume of the second phase and wherein the second phase comprises
1) a monomer composition comprising a first monomer of Formula (II)

wherein
the monomer of Formula (II) is not miscible with the first phase;
p is an integer is no greater than 30;
R1is hydrogen or alkyl; and
2) a poly(propylene glycol) having a weight average molecular weight of at least 500 grams/mole,
wherein the poly(propylene glycol) is removed from the polymerized product to provide the porous polymeric core;
b) a biologically active agent positioned within the porous polymeric core, wherein the biologically active agent is not covalently bonded to the porous polymeric core; and
c) a coating layer around the porous polymeric core particle, wherein the coating layer comprises a thermoplastic polymer, a wax, or a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,421

DISPERSING AGENT FOR AGROCHEMICALS AND FLUID DISPERSION USING THE SAME

THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEM...

1. An agrochemical fluid dispersion consisting ofa hardly water-soluble agrochemical active ingredient optionally dissolved in an organic solvent;
water as a dispersion medium; and
a modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin,
said modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having 95 mol % or more saponification degree and containing a structural unit represented by the formula (1) which has a nonionic hydrophilic group in side chain;

and
wherein the modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin emulsifies the hardly water-soluble agrochemical active ingredient, and
wherein Z is nonionic hydrophilic group, R1, R2, and R3 each is independently a hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms and optionally having a substituent, and X is single bond or a binding chain.

US Pat. No. 10,111,419

MULTI-MODAL BIOPSY STORAGE DEVICE AND METHODS

1. A biopsy sample storage device, the device comprising:a first collection compartment, said first collection compartment comprising a tray having at least one cell for collection of a sample, wherein the cell is sized to enclose only a portion of a single sample, wherein when a first sample portion of the single sample is in the cell, a second sample portion of the single sample is protruding out from the cell;
a second collection compartment positionable adjacent to said first collection compartment wherein the second collection compartment is a hollow chamber having a biochemical preservation substance therein, said second collection compartment configured to hold the second sample portion which is protruding out from the cell while the first sample portion is simultaneously also positioned within the cell of the first collection compartment; and
a cutting mechanism for separating the first sample portion positioned within the first collection compartment from the second sample portion positioned within the second collection compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,111,418

ORGAN PERFUSION SYSTEM AND DEVICE

Perfusion Solutions Pty L...

1. A device for use in evaluation, transportation or storage of a donor heart, wherein the device comprises:a first membrane and at least one further membrane such that the first membrane is encapsulated by the at least one further membrane forming a sterile field around the heart;
a plurality of connectors forming a stack, the stack comprising a first connector, a second connector and a third connector;
wherein the first connector is adapted to secure and engage the aorta of the heart; and
wherein the second connector and the third connector are engaged with the first membrane and the at least one further membrane, respectively, the first connector configured to partially suspend the heart and adapted to allow for delivery of perfusion fluid to the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,111,417

WATERFOWL DECOY DEPLOYMENT SYSTEMS

QUICKCOYS OUTDOOR PRODUCT...

1. A waterfowl decoy deployment system comprising:a hub subsystem comprising:
a casing defining a plurality of apertures therein, said casing comprising an upper flange; and
a plurality of arm suspension mechanisms, wherein each aperture of said plurality of apertures is configured to receive one arm suspension mechanism of said plurality of arm suspension mechanisms, each arm suspension mechanism of said plurality of arm suspension mechanisms comprising:
a biasing device inserted into one aperture of said plurality of apertures;
a collet coupled to said biasing device; and
a collet nut coupled to said collet;
a hub cap comprising a top surface and an outer lip extending from said top surface, wherein said outer lip engages said upper flange to space said top surface from said upper flange; and
a plurality of arms extending radially outward from said casing, each arm of said plurality of arms coupled to said one arm suspension mechanism of said plurality of arm suspension mechanisms; and
a plurality of waterfowl decoys, wherein at least one waterfowl decoy of said plurality of waterfowl decoys is coupled to said each arm; and
a plurality of decoy tethers coupled to said plurality of waterfowl decoys, wherein said at least one waterfowl decoy of said plurality of waterfowl decoys is coupled to a respective decoy tether of said plurality of decoy tethers; and
a decoy tether guide subsystem comprising said hub cap, said hub cap defining a plurality of tether guides therein, wherein said plurality of hub cap tether guides are substantially circular openings defined in said hub cap, said plurality of hub cap tether guides configured to receive at least a decoy tether of the plurality of decoy tethers and to reduce a potential for tether entanglement.

US Pat. No. 10,111,416

WIRELESS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC RODENT TRAPS

WOODSTREAM CORPORATION, ...

1. A remote notification electronic rodent trapping system that enables a user with a computing or other smart device to monitor status of a trapping device without having to be in physical proximity to the trap comprising:at least one automatically rearming electronic rodent trapping device having a high-voltage output circuit with at least two plates and an RF transceiver configured to send, an alert notification as an RF transmission following activation of the output circuit and completion of a killing cycle, said trap, after activation, waiting a delay period before sending the alert notification and confirming whether impedance across the plates indicates presence or absence of a rodent after the killing cycle;
a base station at a distance from said trapping device and in communication therewith; and
a cloud server in communication with said base station, said base station being configured to receive said RP transmission indicating tract activation and to forward an activation notification to the cloud server of a change in trap state from a set state to a kill alert state, said cloud server storing a trap state data history that is accessible to the user, said trap state data history including the activation notification.

US Pat. No. 10,111,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND VISUALLY DEPICTING SPRAY BAND LENGTH OF AN AGRICULTURAL FLUID APPLICATION SYSTEM

CAPSTAN AG SYSTEMS, INC.,...

18. A planter system for planting seeds and spraying a fluid, the planter system comprising:a seeder assembly including a seed meter configured to dispense seeds through a seed tube;
a nozzle assembly configured to spray the fluid in response to receiving a control signal;
a sensor configured to transmit a detection signal upon detection of a seed passing through the seed tube;
a user interface configured to receive input from an operator; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the sensor to receive the detection signal from the sensor, the control system configured to transmit the control signal to the nozzle assembly at least in part in response to reception of the detection signal, the control system further configured to determine a fluid band length of fluid dispensed by the nozzle assembly along a direction of travel of the planter system and an offset distance of the fluid band length from a target seed dispensed from the planter system based at least in part on information input by the operator to the user interface;
wherein the user interface displays a graphic representation of the fluid band length and the offset distance relative to the target seed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,414

FISHING LINE GUIDE, REEL SEAT AND FISHING ROD INCLUDING THE SAME

FUJI KOGYO CO., LTD., Sh...

1. A reel seat, comprising:an attachment portion having a tip end and a base end and contacting a fishing rod, a winding thread being wound around the attachment portion;
a support leg frame extending from the base end of the attachment portion and integrally formed with the attachment portion; and
a seat body extending from the base end of the attachment portion and composited with the support leg frame throughout at least an overall length of the support leg frame,
wherein the attachment portion and the support leg frame are made of a metallic material,
wherein the seat body is partially or wholly made of a plastic material, and
wherein a sectional area of at least a portion of the support leg frame gradually decreases toward a tip end of the support leg frame.

US Pat. No. 10,111,413

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TAKING UP FISH FROM A BODY OF WATER

Sea Soul AS, Fyllingsdal...

1. A method for taking fish up from a body of water, the method comprising:providing a duct having a lower open end below the water surface and an upper open end arranged at a floating working platform above sea level;
introducing water into the duct from the upper open end to give a water stream from the upper open end of the duct to the lower open end of the duct;
allowing the fish to swim up in the duct against the water stream therein; and
wherein the incoming water is directed to flow into the duct and the fish is separated from the flowing via a grating inclining upwards from the top end of the duct to a separation plate arranged above the water level in the duct.

US Pat. No. 10,111,412

FISH CULLING CLIP

1. A self-tightening culling clip comprising:a) a pair of handles comprising:
i) a jaw end;
ii) a handle end;
iii) a length from the jaw end to the handle end;
wherein the pair of handles are coupled together at a handle-pivot;
b) a jaw extending from each handle of the pair of handles;
c) a spring coupled to the handles that forces the jaw end of the handles together;
d) a pair of links, each link of the air of links pivotably connected to and extending inward from a respective handle of the pair of handles from a position proximal to the handle end toward the jaw end where the pair of links are coupled together by a lift-pivot;
e) a marker coupled to the lift-pivot;
wherein when the marker is pulled away from the handles from the handle end, the lift-pivot is moved toward the handle end to force the handle end of the handles away from each other and the jaw ends of the handles, and the jaws, toward each other, wherein the pair of handles pivot about the handle-pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,111,411

IMAGING FOR DETERMINATION OF CRUSTACEAN PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Clearwater Seafoods Limit...

1. An apparatus comprising:a camera to capture an image of a shell of a live crustacean;
an image processor, operatively coupled to the camera, to process the captured image to determine a physical attribute of the shell of the live crustacean, the image processor comprising a pattern detector to detect from the captured image a characteristic of a pattern on the shell indicative of moult stage of the live crustacean; and
a controller, operatively coupled to the image processor, to control subsequent handling of the live crustacean based on the determined physical attribute.

US Pat. No. 10,111,410

LEASH ATTACHABLE PORTAGE AND STORAGE APPARATUS

1. A leash attachable portage and storage apparatus comprising:a graspable upper portion;
an attachment member disposed upon the upper portion, said attachment member having an eyelet adapted for linking engagement with an existing leash;
a closable reservoir portion disposed for nesting engagement into the upper portion; and
at least one bowl member disposed for nesting engagement around the reservoir portion and securable to the upper portion;
wherein the at least one bowl member secures the reservoir portion into the upper portion and the upper portion securely attaches to an existing leash whereby portage and storage of fluids in the reservoir portion, and dry goods in the at least one bowl member, is effective when walking a pet attached to the attachment member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,409

REMOTE-CONTROLLED ANIMAL RELEASE DEVICE

Scott Gardner Design LLC,...

1. A remotely-controlled animal release device, comprising:a remotely controllable linear actuator; and
a catch assembly, including—
a support member defining a tongue portion;
a catch member pivotably coupled to the support member and having a first end and a second end having a slot disposed therein, the first end defining an extending jaw portion, wherein the catch member is configured to act as a lever to selectively engage with the tongue portion of the support member with a clamping force sufficient to retain hardware under tension therebetween;
a trigger pivotably coupled to the support member and having a first end having a slot disposed therein and a second end removably abutting against the a portion of the support member in an engaged position to prevent the catch member disengaging from the tongue portion, the second end being shiftable away from the portion of the support member in a released position through direct contact with the linear actuator to disengage the catch member from the tongue portion; and
a linkage pivotably disposed in the slots of the catch member and the trigger, thereby connecting the first end of the trigger to the second end of the catch member; and
a biasing element operably coupling the support member to the first end of the trigger, the biasing element configured to bias the trigger to the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,408

CINCHING DOG COLLAR AND LEASH

1. An integrated animal collar and double-strap lead device comprising:a collar to be removably placed around the neck of an animal,
the collar having a throat strap with a first end and a second end, with
said first end connected to a large eye of a first reducing loop, and
said second end of said throat strap threaded through a slide buckle and extended through a large eye of a second reducing loop,
the collar having an upper neck strap received against the back of the animal's neck opposite said throat strap, said upper neck strap having a first end and a second end,
said first end of said upper neck strap threaded through a small eye of said first reducing loop, and connected to a first ring,
said second end of said upper neck strap threaded through a small eye of said second reducing loop, and connected to a second ring; and
an elongated lead with a first strap and a second strap, said first strap having a first end and a second end and said second strap having a first end and a second end,
a handle grip with a first end and a second end, said handle grip said first end permanently connected to said first strap said second end, and said handle grip said second end permanently connected to said second strap said second end,
said first strap said first end threaded through a first lead slide buckle and connected to a first end of a first swivel snap,
said first swivel snap having a first end and a second end, said second strap said first end threaded through a second lead slide buckle and and connected to a first end of a second swivel snap,
said second swivel snap having a first end and a second end.

US Pat. No. 10,111,407

PET CHEW TOY PRODUCT

T.F.H. PUBLICATION, INC.,...

1. A pet toy product comprising:an edible treat comprising a peripheral surface, opposing end sections, and opposing longitudinal sides, wherein at least the peripheral surface comprises a groove;
a body member in the form of an oblong ring, the body member having opposing sides and an interior wall defining an opening through the body member, wherein the opening is configured to surround the peripheral surface when the pet toy product is in an assembled state, the body member further comprising a tongue projecting inwardly which narrows said opening;wherein:the interior wall comprises an intermediate portion between two adjacent end portions, wherein a width of the intermediate portion is narrow relative to a width each of the adjacent end portions such that the opening has an hourglass or barbell shape;
the groove extends continuously about the peripheral surface;
the tongue extends continuously around the opening;
an axis A extends through the opening;
the peripheral surface of the edible treat is complimentary in shape to the shape of the interior wall defining the opening such that the edible treat is receivable into the opening from either side of the body member with a longest linear dimension of the edible treat transverse to the axis A;
in the assembled state the end sections of the edible treat are inserted into the opening such that the edible treat is connected to the body member within the opening by a releasable form locking connection between the groove of the edible treat and the tongue of the body member; and
wherein the edible treat comprises an edible resin comprising starch.

US Pat. No. 10,111,406

STIMULANT INFUSED CAT SCRATCHER PRODUCTS

Worldwise, Inc., Novato,...

1. A cat scratcher comprising a body of corrugated cardboard, said corrugated cardboard comprising a plurality of corrugated subparts, each corrugated subpart comprising a corrugated sheet having top and bottom surfaces and a planar sheet of kraft paper adhered to said top surface and a sheet of kraft paper adhered to said bottom surface, said top and bottom surfaces being adhered to said sheets of kraft paper through the use of an aqueous-based adhesive, said aqueous-based adhesive comprising a catnip or silver vine hydrosol.

US Pat. No. 10,111,405

VIDEOS FOR PETS AND METHODS FOR THE CREATION THEREOF

1. A method for creating a video for pets, comprising:creating visual content for the video; and
creating auditory content for the video, wherein the auditory content comprises:
a musical arrangement that has a relaxing effect on dogs, the musical arrangement characterized by a tempo in the range of 50 to 70 beats per minute (BPM), and
one or more sounds that have a stimulating effect on dogs.

US Pat. No. 10,111,404

PET GROOMING TUNNEL

1. A pet grooming device comprising:a ring member that includes a plurality of brush bristles oriented inwardly;
wherein the ring member is supported in a vertical orientation and is configured to receive an animal there through such that said plurality of brush bristles is configured to brush a fur or hair of said animal;
wherein the ring member is further defined with an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and a width;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles form a truncated conical opening as the plurality of brush bristles extend from a first side to a second side forming the width of the ring member;
wherein the ring member is supported in a vertical orientation;
wherein the ring member is attached to a pair of support legs;
wherein the pair of support legs are each further defined as a “U”-shaped bracket that is inverted, and includes telescoping feet that extend downwardly from an opening provided on either side of the “U” shaped bracket;
wherein the inner diameter is configured to be sized to enable said animal to pass through the ring member;
wherein the ring member is further defined with an inner surface that is adorned with a plurality of brush bristles;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles are concentrically oriented, and extend from the inner surface of the ring member towards a central axis of the ring member;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles are concentrically aligned with respect to one another and the inner surface of the ring member;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles are affixed to and extend outwardly from the inner surface of the ring member;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles are further defined with a bristle length;
wherein the bristle length is less than the inner diameter;
wherein the plurality of brush bristles form a brush opening that is configured to enable the animal to enter through the ring member;
wherein the pair of support legs attach to opposing sides of the ring member;
wherein the ring member is further defined with an outer surface;
wherein the pair of support legs are affixed to the outer surface of the ring member;
wherein the pair of support legs are configured to interface with the ground surface;
wherein the “U”-shaped bracket includes a plurality of pin holes;
wherein the telescoping feet includes a spring-loaded button that interfaces with the plurality of pin holes in order to raise and lower the ring member with respect to the ground surface;
wherein the telescoping feet can adjust a relative location with respect to the “U” shaped bracket in order to adjust an elevation of the ring member with respect to the ground surface;
wherein the ground surface is outfitted with engagement pegs that secure the telescoping feet thereto;
wherein engagement holes are provided on the telescoping feet in order to interface with the engagement pegs.

US Pat. No. 10,111,403

DISPOSABLE KITTY LITTER BOX

1. A disposable kitty litter box comprising:a base portion;
a plurality of layer portions each including a plurality of apertures and detent/indent structures, each of the plurality of apertures and detent/indent structures having an oblong profile, wherein lengthwise portions of a given said detent/indent structure run on opposite sides of a corresponding said aperture longitudinally;
wherein, in an assembled configuration, the plurality of layer portions are arranged in a stack, the plurality of apertures of each layer portion of the plurality of layer portions are offset from each other to keep kitty litter from passing between the stacked layer portions, and indents of the detent/indent structures of a top layer portion of the layer portions engage with detents of a next, lower layer portion of the layer portions to thereby form a seal therebetween and prevent seepage of liquid through the apertures of the top layer portion; and
in each of the layer portions, in a widthwise direction of the apertures, the detent/indent structures are arranged with respect to the apertures in at least one sequence of: a first detent/indent structure, a first aperture, a second detent/indent structure, a flat surface, a third detent/indent structure, and a second aperture, the flat surface extending continuously between the second and third detent/indent structures and facing an aperture of a next layer portion in the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,111,402

ANIMAL LITTER BOX

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. An animal litter box, comprising:a granular matter storing container configured to store a plurality of granular matter, wherein
the granular matter storing container includes:
a container main body having a bottom portion and a side wall portion that is upright from a peripheral portion of the bottom portion in a height direction of the granular matter storing container; and
protrusion portions spaced apart and discontinuous from each other, the protrusion portions each having a protrusion bottom and a protrusion side wall, the protrusion portions bulging away from the side wall portion of the container main body and being bent at a predetermined angle with respect to the side wall portion, andwhereinthe protrusion bottom inclines from a middle of the side wall portion upwardly in the height direction while being gradually distanced away from the side wall portion,
an upper end edge of the container main body and upper end edges of the protrusion portions connect to each other to define an endless contour of a continuous upper end edge of the granular matter storing container,
the endless contour of the continuous upper end edge of the granular matter storing container is exposed, and
a lower end of the protrusion bottom is positioned above an upper end of the bottom portion in the height direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,401

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO OPERATE A ROBOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A ROTARY PARLOR

Technologies Holdings Cor...

1. A system comprising: a three-dimensional camera; a processor communicatively coupled to the three-dimensional camera, the processor configured to: determine a first hind location of a first hind leg of a dairy livestock based at least in part on visual data captured by the three-dimensional camera, wherein the dairy livestock is positioned in a stall of a rotary milking platform; determine a second hind location of a second hind leg of the dairy livestock based at least in part on the visual data; determine a measurement, wherein the measurement is the distance between the first hind location and the second hind location; and determine whether the measurement exceeds a minimum threshold; and a robotic arm coupled to the three-dimensional camera and positioned on a linear track separate from and adjacent to a curved portion of the rotary milking platform, wherein the robotic arm and the three-dimensional camera move laterally along the track as the rotary milking platform rotates such that the robotic arm moves along the linear track at a rate corresponding to the rotational speed of the rotary milking platform and the processor determines whether the measurement between the first and second hind locations of the dairy livestock exceeds a minimum threshold while the rotary milking platform is in motion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,400

CLAW FOR A MILKING MACHINE

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A claw (C) for a milking machine, comprising:an enclosure having an upper part (1) and a lower part (2) that together enclose an inner space (3) for a milk flow during a milking operation, the enclosure having a center axis (x) extending through the upper part (1) and the lower part (2), the center axis (x) defining a height direction of the enclosure,
wherein the lower part (2) is detachably connected to the upper part (1) along a connection plane (p),
wherein the upper part (1) comprises i) an upper end (5) defining an upper end point (5?), ii) an upper wall (16) adjoining the upper end (5), and iii) a lower annular end (7) at a periphery of the claw (C) in the connection plane (p),
wherein the lower part (2) comprises a bottom surface (4) facing the inner space (3) with the center axis (x) extending through the bottom surface (4),
wherein the lower part (2) is rotationally symmetric with respect to an axis (x?) of rotation being perpendicular to the connection plane (p),
wherein the center axis (x) is non-coincident with the axis (x?) of rotation, and
wherein the connection plane (p) is inclined with respect to the center axis (x) such that the enclosure has i) a first height at a first peripheral position (p1) of the upper part, and ii) a second height at a second peripheral position (p2) of the upper part, the second peripheral position (p2) being diametrically opposite to the first peripheral position (p1), the first height being greater than the second height; and
an outlet nipple (12) extending from the end (5) and outwardly with respect to the center axis (x), the outlet nipple (12) providing a milk discharge path from the inner space (3), the outlet nipple (12) configured for connection to a long milk conduit (13) for discharge of milk from the inner space (3), wherein,
the upper wall (16) further comprises a plurality of inlet members (8), each inlet member (8) configured for receiving a respective short milk conduit (9), and
the lower annular end (17) comprises a lower side wall (17) adjoining a lower part of the upper wall (16) to the periphery of the claw (C) in the connection plane (p).

US Pat. No. 10,111,394

PLANT GROWING SYSTEM

Garden Fresh Farms LLC, ...

1. A plant growing system, comprising:first and second plant growing stations that are arranged next to one another;
the first and second plant growing stations each include a light fixture and a plant support structure that is configured to hold a plurality of plants thereon with the plants facing the light fixture, the light fixture and the plant support structure are mounted to permit relative movement therebetween;
the plant support structure of each of the first and second plant growing stations includes a first surface that in use faces toward its associated light fixture;
in the first plant growing station, there is a first substantially constant distance between the light fixture thereof and the first surface of the plant support structure thereof;
in the second plant growing station, there is a second substantially constant distance between the light fixture thereof and the first surface of the plant support structure thereof;
the first distance is less than the second distance;
the first and second plant growing stations are rotary plant growing stations, the plant support structure of each plant growing station comprises a rotatable structure that is rotatable about an axis of the structure and that surrounds the light fixture which is fixed in position; and
the rotatable structure of the first plant growing station has a diameter that is substantially equal to the diameter of the rotatable structure of the second plant growing station.

US Pat. No. 10,111,393

PLANT POTS WITH STABILIZING STAKES AND RELATED METHODS

1. A plant pot assembly comprising:a plant pot defining an interior volume having an upper pot edge including a mounting flange;
a plurality of peripheral stakes attached to the mounting flange and extending upwardly therefrom around the upper pot edge; and
a drainage plate configured to be positioned above a bottom surface of the plant pot; and
wherein at least one of the bottom surface and drainage plate comprises a plurality of ridges that enables the drainage plate to be held at a certain altitude above the bottom surface, creating a drainage chamber therebetween;
wherein each of the plurality of stakes has a vertical lower portion and at least one upper portion, and wherein each upper portion forms at least one specific angle with the vertical lower portion; andwherein the angle between the vertical lower portion and the at least one upper portion range from 5 degrees to 40 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,111,392

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR PROMOTING THE RAPID MATURATION OF COMMERCIAL PLANTS

LED Living Technology, B...

13. A method of providing light to a plant with a life cycle that includes a first growth period, a second growth period and a third growth period, said method comprising the steps of:providing an LED array that includes red LEDs, blue LEDs and white LEDs; and
illuminating said plant with said LED array during said life cycle, wherein only said white LEDs and said blue LEDs are illuminated to produce a blue/white light during both said first growth period and said second growth period, wherein said blue/white light has a higher intensity of blue light than white light throughout said first growth period and a higher intensity of white light than blue light throughout said second growth period, and
wherein only said red LEDs and said white LEDs are illuminated during said third growth period to produce a red/white light.

US Pat. No. 10,111,391

AGRICULTURAL BALER WITH AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM FOR POWERING VARIOUS FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS ONBOARD THE BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural baler, comprising:a flywheel;
a driveline associated with the flywheel and couplable with a power take-off (PTO) of a traction unit;
a plunger reciprocally movable in a bale chamber during a compression cycle having a compression stroke and a return stroke;
at least one functional component onboard the baler configured for performing a function on the baler separate from the flywheel and plunger; and
an auxiliary power system coupled with the driveline, said auxiliary power system being configured for receiving power from the driveline, storing the power, and utilizing the stored power to power the at least one functional component.

US Pat. No. 10,111,390

AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL BALER WITH FLYWHEEL START UP

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural baler, comprising:a main bale chamber;
a plunger reciprocally movable within the main bale chamber during a compression stroke and a return stroke;
a flywheel associated with the plunger;
a driveline associated with the flywheel and couplable with a power take-off (PTO) of a traction unit;
an auxiliary power system (APS) coupled with the driveline and configured for receiving power from the driveline, storing the power, and transmitting the stored power back to the driveline; andan electrical processing circuit coupled with the APS, said electrical processing circuit being operable to control operation of the APS to rotate the flywheel upon start up of the baler.

US Pat. No. 10,111,389

NON-STOP BALING SYSTEM

1. A baling system, comprising:a work machine including a chassis and a drive system for driving the work machine in a direction of travel along a ground surface;
a baler coupled to the work machine, the baler including a crop pickup assembly and a housing for defining an internal chamber, where the crop pickup assembly is configured to collect crop in the chamber from an underlying windrow located on the ground surface in the direction of travel as the baler moves along the underlying windrow;
at least one sensor coupled to the baler, the sensor configured to detect an amount of crop collected in the chamber; and
a windrow diverter having a divert position and a bypass position, the windrow diverter disposed at a location forward of the crop pickup assembly relative to the direction of travel;
wherein, when the amount of crop detected by the sensor in the chamber exceeds a threshold amount, the baler operably executes a wrap or eject cycle and the sensor transmits a first signal for operably controlling the windrow diverter to its divert position;
wherein, in the divert position, the windrow diverter operably diverts the crop from the underlying windrow along the round surface to an adjacent ground surface in a direction away from the crop pickup assembly as the baler continuously moves in the direction of travel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,388

SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR HAY BALERS WITH LIQUID COATED HAY BALE FORMING ZONE

Elmo Park Pty. Ltd., Wes...

1. A square or rectangular hay baler including:a fore and aft hay bale forming zone having inwardly facing surfaces which define a square or rectangular internal cross-section;
a cut vegetation pick up and delivery arrangement arranged to deliver cut vegetation to said hay bale forming zone;
a compression plunger movable in the fore and aft direction and arranged to compress cut vegetation into a square or rectangular bale in said hay bale forming zone;
a reservoir arranged to retain a supply of non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant; and
a pump arranged to pump said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant from said reservoir at a supply pressure to one or more discharge outlets in said hay baler,
wherein a plurality of discharge outlets are mounted to or adjacent said fore and aft hay bale forming zone, each of said discharge outlets being connected to said pump, and
whereby, in use, said discharge outlets deliver said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant in an outward direction so that said inwardly facing surfaces of said fore and aft hay bale forming zone are at least partially coated with said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant.

US Pat. No. 10,111,387

BAFFLE FLOAT SYSTEM FOR BALER

1. A baffle float system for a baler, comprising:a pair of first pivot arms configured to pivotally couple to a frame of the baler and to a cross-member, the first pivot arms pivot about a first pivot axis;
a baffle coupled to the cross-member;
a pair of second pivot arms having a first end coupled to the cross-member and a second end;
a compressor rack coupled to the second end of each of the second pivot arms such that the compressor rack pivots relative to the second end along a second pivot axis, the second pivot axis different than the first pivot axis; and
at least one biasing member coupled to the compressor rack so as to be offset from the second pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,386

HARVESTER DELIVERY CONTROL SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for distributing crop material, severed from a field on a cleaning sieve of an agricultural combine, during its forward motion, comprising:a threshing system;
a sieve positioned and configured for receiving crop material containing grain from the threshing system and allowing the grain and smaller elements of the crop material to pass through the sieve while guiding and propelling a flow of larger elements of the crop material past an edge of the sieve;
a crop material distributor disposed between the threshing system and the sieve, configured and operable for distributing the crop material from the threshing system rearwardly onto the sieve;
a sensor configured and operable in response to sensing information representative of a quantity of grain associated with the crop material distributor and a forward-rearward inclination angle associated with the crop material distributor relative to the forward motion of said agricultural combine and outputting signals representative thereof; and,
a controller in connection with the sensor operable for receiving signals outputted thereby, the controller outputting signals to the crop material distributor and the sieve for independent operable control of operating parameters associated with the crop material distributor and the sieve in response to receiving signals representative of a quantity of grain associated with the crop material distributor and said forward-rearward inclination angle associated with the crop material distributor, wherein the controller is configured to adjust the operating parameters of the crop material distributor to control crop material flow from the crop material distributor to the sieve wherein operable control of operating parameters associated with the crop material distributor and the sieve consists of at least one of controlling rotational speed of at least one of an auger, a conveyor belt, and a raddle chain that form a portion of the crop material distributor in response to the signals from the sensor, and a variance of reciprocating movement speed of at least one of the crop material distributor and the sieve, and a variance of a reciprocating movement of at least one of the crop material distributor and the sieve in a first direction, a variance of a reciprocating movement of at least one of the crop material distributor and the sieve in a second direction, and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,385

NUT HARVESTER WITH SEPARATING DISKS

Jackrabbit, Ripon, CA (U...

1. A nut harvester, comprising:a power take off;
a fan assembly;
a hydraulic pump;
a hydraulic motor;
a crop product collection mechanism;
an exit conveyor;
a mechanical connection between the hydraulic motor and a roller assembly; andthe roller assembly including:a first rotational shaft mounted to a frame, wherein the first rotational shaft coincides with a first rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon;
a second rotational shaft mounted to the frame parallel to the first rotational shaft, wherein the second rotational shaft coincides with a second rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon; and
the plurality of disks, each including:
a non-circular body;
a hole extending through the body and defining a first rotational axis;
a first segment of the body including a first outside perimeter and a first segment thickness; and
a second segment of the body adjacent to a first face of the first segment, the second segment including a second outside perimeter smaller than the first outside perimeter and a second segment thickness greater than the first segment thickness;
wherein:
the plurality of disks are configured to cooperate with disks mounted adjacent along the first rotational shaft and disks mounted along the second rotational shaft, whereby a first axial gap and a second axial gap between cooperating adjacent disks along the first rotational shaft combine to equal the second segment thickness minus the first segment thickness, and a radial gap is defined by a distance between the first outside perimeter of disks mounted along the first rotational shaft and the second outside perimeter of cooperating disks mounted along the second rotational shaft; and
wherein the first axial gap, second axial gap, and radial gap are effectively constant during rotation of the first and second rotational shafts for uniform separation of crop product from debris.

US Pat. No. 10,111,384

AGRICULTURAL CHOPPER WITH LINKED COUNTER KNIVES AND SHEAR BAR

CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:a chassis;
a threshing and separating assembly carried by said chassis; and
a chopper assembly carried by said chassis that receives crop material from said threshing and separating assembly, said chopper assembly including:
at least one movable chopping knife;
a plurality of counter knives movable between a first knife position and a second knife position, said plurality of counter knives configured to cooperate with said at least one chopping knife to cut crop material when in said first knife position;
a shear bar movable between a first bar position and a second bar position; and
a linkage assembly connected to said plurality of counter knives and said shear bar such that said linkage assembly is selectively actuable to simultaneously move said plurality of counter knives between said first knife position and said second knife position and said shear bar between said first bar position and said second bar position,
wherein said linkage assembly includes a pivotable knife arm linked to said plurality of counter knives and a pivotable bar arm linked to said shear bar, wherein pivoting of said knife am moves said plurality of counter knives between said first knife position and said second knife position and pivoting of said bar arm moves said shear bar between said first bar position and wherein said linkage assembly further includes an engagement cam that is rotated by a shaft and that engages at least one surface of said bar arm.

US Pat. No. 10,111,383

HAND PUSHED LAWN MOWER

Chervon (HK) Limited, Wa...

6. A hand pushed lawn mower, comprising:a main body including a receptacle;
a power box removably received within the receptacle of the main body, the power box including at least one battery pack and a power unit, the power unit comprising a motor and a circuit board; and
a fan that rotates about a rotating axis,
wherein the power unit further comprises a power unit housing, the power unit housing comprising:
a battery chamber for containing the at least one battery pack;
a containing chamber for containing the motor and the circuit board, the containing chamber at least partially defined by an inner wall, an outer wall, and a bottom wall, the inner wall of the containing chamber defining a wall of the battery chamber and facing the at least one battery pack;
the outer wall comprising an air inlet opened downwardly for allowing an air flow to flow into the containing chamber; and
the bottom wall comprising an air outlet for allowing the air flow to flow out of the containing chamber,
wherein the circuit board is disposed above the air inlet of the containing chamber to prevent water from entering into the containing chamber from the air inlet, and
wherein the motor is disposed between the air inlet and the air outlet, and the air flow which passes through the air inlet and the air outlet flows through the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,382

MID-MOUNT RIDING GRASS MOWER WITH A MOWER UNIT COVER

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. A mid-mount riding grass mower comprising:a traveling vehicle body;
a mower unit liftably suspension-supported at a front/rear intermediate lower portion of the traveling vehicle body;
a belt transmission device attached to an upper portion of the mower unit; and
a cover unit that covers the belt transmission device;
wherein the mower unit includes a blade rotatable with a driven pulley of the belt transmission device, and a mower deck that covers the blade from the above;
the cover unit includes a lower cover extending upward from the mower deck so as to surround three sides of the belt transmission device, and right and left side covers detachably attached to right and left end portions of the traveling vehicle body;
the lower cover has an upper end disposed higher than an upper end of the belt transmission device, the lower cover having a vertical length for forming a maintenance space relative to the front/rear intermediate lower portion of the traveling vehicle body when the mower unit is located at its lower limit position; and
each of the right and left side covers has a vertical wall that overlaps respective outermost sides of the lower cover as seen in a right/left direction in a lifting range of the mower unit.

US Pat. No. 10,111,381

WALK POWER MOWER WITH TRANSMISSION PROVIDING BOTH FORWARD AND REVERSE PROPULSION

THE TORO COMPANY, Bloomi...

1. A walk power equipment unit comprising:a housing supported upon the ground by at least a front wheel and a rear wheel, the housing adapted to traverse the ground in both a forward direction and an opposite, reverse direction;
a handle comprising a handle member extending upwardly and rearwardly from the housing, wherein the handle member includes: an upper end; and a lower end, the lower end attached to the housing;
a prime mover carried by the housing; and
a variable speed traction drive system carried by the housing, the traction drive system comprising:
a bidirectional transmission operatively connected to a drive wheel selected from the group comprising the front wheel and the rear wheel, the transmission operable to selectively rotate the drive wheel to propel the housing over the ground; and
a control system comprising a handle grip translatable along the handle member, wherein the handle grip activates the transmission to power the drive wheel for movement of the housing in the forward direction when the handle grip is translated downwardly along the handle member from a neutral position, and wherein the handle grip activates the transmission to power the drive wheel for movement of the housing in the reverse direction when the handle grip is translated upwardly along the handle member from the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,380

HEADER HEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE HEIGHT SENSORS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A header system, comprising:a frame;
a cutter carried by said frame;
a cutter height sensor associated with said cutter and configured to output a cutter height signal;
a gauge wheel carried by said frame behind said cutter;
a wheel sensor associated with said gauge wheel and configured to output a wheel position signal; and
a controller electrically coupled to said cutter height sensor and said wheel sensor, said controller configured to:
receive said cutter height signal;
receive said wheel position signal;
compare said cutter height signal to said wheel position signal to determine that a terrain irregularity is present; and
activate at least one actuator of an actuator system to adjust said frame in response to said determining that said terrain irregularity is present.

US Pat. No. 10,111,379

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING HEADER SPEED OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:a frame;
a plurality of wheels attached to the frame;
a ground speed control actuator configured to rotate at least one of said plurality of wheels to effectuate movement of the agricultural vehicle at a desired ground speed;
a harvesting header attached to the frame, the header comprising a plurality of rotary cutters, wherein each rotary cutter has a rotating disc with at least one blade extending therefrom, said blade configured for cutting crops;
a rock guard mounted below the rotating discs of the header;
a header actuator configured to actuate rotation of each of the rotating discs; and
a processor configured for:
monitoring said ground speed of the agricultural vehicle;
calculating a threshold ground speed based on a predetermined maximum cut length for a particular crop or a particular crop condition, wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one of the threshold ground speed and the maximum cut length based at least partially on a quantity of blades of each cutter and a distance the blades project forward of the rock guard;
comparing the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle with the threshold ground speed;
commanding the header actuator to rotate the discs at a constant predetermined rotational speed if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is below the threshold ground speed; and
commanding the header actuator to increase rotational speed of the rotating discs in proportion to the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is above the threshold ground speed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,378

ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER CONTROL APPARATUS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. An apparatus for controlling operation of a walk-behind electric lawn mower equipped with,a frame configured to be movable over a lawn growth area by a user by hand from behind;
an electric motor mounted on the frame;
a blade cutter provided at an underneath surface of the frame to be connected to the electric motor and configured to cut grass on the lawn growth area when driven by the electric motor;
a rechargeable battery mounted on the frame to be connected to the electric motor and configured to discharge electric power so as to apply to the electric motor as operating electric power and to be charged by a regenerative electric current that is generated by the electric motor during regenerative braking of rotation of the blade cutter;
a motor driver circuit configured to adjust supply of the operating electric power to the electric motor, and
a control unit configured to control operation of the motor driver circuit;
the improvement comprises
a first switching element disposed in a current path connecting the rechargeable battery and the electric motor to allow passage of charge current from the electric motor to the rechargeable battery when turned ON and block the passage of the charging current when turned OFF;
a resistor interposed in the current path;
a second switching element interposed in the current path in series with the resistor to allow the passage of the charge current from the electric motor to the resistor when turned ON and block the passage of the charge current when turned OFF;
a rechargeable battery temperature detector configured to produce an output indicating a temperature of the rechargeable battery; and
an internal circuit voltage detector configured to produce an output indicating an internal voltage of the motor driver circuit;
wherein the control unit configured to control ON/OFF of the first and second switching elements based on the outputs of the rechargeable battery temperature detector and the internal circuit voltage detector.

US Pat. No. 10,111,377

SYSTEM FOR DRIVING A SEED METER VIA A FLEXIBLE SHAFT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed meter drive system, comprising:a flexible drive shaft;
a clutch that in operation receives a first rotational input from the flexible drive shaft, wherein the clutch comprises a toolless fastener that in operation selectively couples a housing of the clutch to a housing of a downstream component; and
a gearbox that in operation receives a second rotational input from the clutch and drives a seed meter in rotation while the housing of the clutch is coupled to the housing of the downstream component and the clutch is engaged.

US Pat. No. 10,111,376

SEED DEPTH AUTO-LEARN SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH A SEED DEPTH DEVICE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PLANTER

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A seed depth device for an agricultural planter comprising:an electric motor;
an actuator driven by the electric motor and constructed and arranged to move between a home position and a full extension position;
a first stop proximate to the actuator when in the home position;
at least one controller including a computing processor and a computer readable storage medium configured to control the electric motor; and
a seed depth auto-learn system at least in-part stored and executed by the at least one controller, the seed depth auto-learn system configured to learn the home position based at least in-part on the actuator stalling upon the first stop, wherein the seed depth auto-learn system includes a positive direction stall module configured to;
initiate a first positive motion of the seed depth device in a positive direction for a predetermined first distance,
determine if the seed depth device is stalled,
initiate a second positive motion in the positive direction for a predetermined second distance if not stalled,
determine if the seed depth device is stalled, and
record an unverified home position after the seed depth device has stalled.

US Pat. No. 10,111,375

SEED METER FOR PLANTING MULTIPLE TYPES OF SEED IN A SINGLE PLANTING PASS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A seed meter for planting multiple types of seed in a single planting pass during row-crop planting of an agricultural field, the seed meter comprising:a housing supported relative to a row unit of a planter, the housing having:
an intermediate portion arranged between a first side portion of the housing and a second side portion of the housing;
a first seed chamber defined in the intermediate portion of the housing and storing seeds of a first type; and
a second seed chamber defined in the intermediate portion of the housing and storing seeds of a second type; a first seed disk assembly arranged within the first side portion of the housing for rotatably conveying individual seeds of the first type from the first seed chamber through the housing and out of the seed meter for individually planting the seeds of the first type during row-crop planting of an agricultural field;
a second seed disk assembly arranged within the second side portion of the housing for rotatably conveying individual seeds of the second type from the second seed chamber through the housing and out of the seed meter for individually planting the seeds of the second type during row-crop planting of an agricultural field; and
a divider wall dividing the first and second side portions of the housing from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,374

ROTATABLE TWO-POINT HITCH SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A two-point hitch system, comprising:an attachment assembly configured to attach the two-point hitch system to a towable implement;
a mount member mechanically coupled to the attachment assembly; and
two rotatable ends rotatably coupled to the mount member, each rotatable end of the two rotate ends configured to rotate between 0 and 360 degrees, each rotatable end configured to rotate independently; wherein each of the two rotatable ends comprise a removable fastener configured to attach the two-point hitch system to a towing vehicle, to an agricultural implement, or to a combination thereof, via the two rotatable ends.

US Pat. No. 10,111,373

AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR AG BASED OPERATIONS

Kinze Manufacturing, Inc....

1. A method of transporting a plurality of autonomous vehicles from a first location to a second location, the method comprising:providing a master unit;
connecting one or more autonomous vehicles to the master unit such that the master unit is configured to continuously communicate information to the vehicles;
wherein the one or more autonomous vehicles include information obtaining devices electrically connected to an intelligent control and an implement capable of performing one of a plurality of agricultural based operations selected from the group consisting of a. planting; b. tilling; c. baling; d. harvesting; e. spraying; f. transporting; and g. cultivating;
transporting the master unit in a leading path between the first location and the second location;
generating a following path for the one or more autonomous vehicles based on information related to the leading path of the master unit;
continuously communicating the following path to the one or more autonomous vehicles such that the autonomous vehicles travel in the following path of the leading path based upon said communicated information; and
automatically adjusting, based upon one or more regulations along the path, a physical aspect of the one or more autonomous vehicles during transport to comply with the one or more regulations, said physical aspect comprising a width of the vehicle or a height of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,111,372

SOD HARVESTER HAVING AUXILIARY STACKING CONVEYOR

FireFly Automatix, Inc., ...

1. A sod harvester comprising:a cutting head for cutting slabs of sod from the ground;
a stacking conveyor;
a stacking head positioned overtop the stacking conveyor;
a first inclined conveyor for receiving the slabs from the cutting head;
a second inclined conveyor positioned between the first inclined conveyor and the stacking conveyor; and
an auxiliary stacking conveyor positioned overtop the second inclined conveyor, the auxiliary stacking conveyor being configured to form stacks of slabs on the second inclined conveyor prior to the stacks of slabs being advanced to the stacking conveyor by advancing a first slab from the first inclined conveyor onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and then advancing the first slab off the auxiliary stacking conveyor onto a second slab as the second slab is advanced along the second inclined conveyor in the same direction as the first slab, the stacking head being configured to remove the stacks of slabs from the stacking conveyor, wherein the stacks of slabs are formed on the second inclined conveyor by performing one of:
pivoting the first inclined conveyor to advance the first slab onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to advance the second slab onto the second inclined conveyor;
pivoting the second inclined conveyor and the auxiliary stacking conveyor to cause the first slab to be advanced onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to cause the second slab to be advanced onto the second inclined conveyor; or
employing a gate that is positioned between the first and second inclined conveyors, the gate being configured to pivot to cause the first slab to be advanced onto the auxiliary stacking conveyor and to cause the second slab to be advanced onto the second inclined conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,371

WEARING PART ARRANGEMENT FOR PLOUGH SHARE

KVERNELAND GROUP OPERATIO...

1. A plough comprising left- and right-facing plough bodies, each of the left- and right-facing plough bodies comprising:a mould board;
a ploughshare that forms a leading edge of a respective one of the left- and right-facing plough bodies, the leading edge configured to lie in a working position substantially parallel to a soil surface of an area being ploughed; and
a wearing-part arrangement for the leading edge provided on the ploughshare, the wearing-part arrangement comprising a plough point configured to be releasably attached to the ploughshare, the plough point having a pointed front portion,
wherein at least the front portion is mirror-symmetrical around a longitudinal axis of the plough point and has a first oblique face and a second oblique face diverging in a direction of a socket on the plough point and merging with a first side edge surface and a second side edge surface,
wherein the first oblique face is bounded by a first cutting edge, and the second oblique face is bounded by a second cutting edge,
wherein when the plough point is attached to the ploughshare, at least a rear portion of the second oblique face and the second side edge surface adjacent to the second oblique face project beyond a ploughshare side edge, and
wherein the plough point includes a transverse elevation projecting from an upper face thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,830

HETEROGENEOUS IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR DRUG DELIVERY

TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. An implantable device for delivery of a pharmaceutical substance to a patient, comprising:a rod-shaped core comprising a core polymeric material wherein the core does not comprise a pharmaceutical substance, wherein the core polymeric material is ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), and wherein the core has a diameter of about 0.5 mm to about 3.5 mm;
a first layer comprising a first-layer pharmaceutical substance and EVA surrounding the core; and
one or more additional layers, wherein each of the one or more additional layers comprise an independently selected additional pharmaceutical substance and EVA in a blend,
wherein the EVA has a flexural strength when unblended with pharmaceutical substance,
wherein the blend of the additional pharmaceutical substance and the EVA in each of the one or more additional layers has about 20% to 90% of the flexural strength of the EVA unblended with pharmaceutical substance;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are the same or different;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are released through pores that open to the surface of the device; and
wherein the outermost layer of the device comprises at least one of the additional pharmaceutical substances.
US Pat. No. 10,111,831

CHEWABLE VEHICLE FOR MOUTH ABSORPTION

TECHNOLOGIES KHLOROS INC....

1. A chewable composition for buccal mucosal absorption of a pharmacologically active ingredient in a subject wherein said chewable composition comprises:a particulate amalgam matrix comprising:
a gum base in particulate form
the active ingredient in powder form; and
sugar particles containing entrapped-CO2, the sugar particles having a diameter between about 0.5 mm and about 1 mm;
in admixture with a modulatory mixture comprising lecithin; and a texture modulator selected from the group consisting of Candelilia wax and Carnauba wax support, wherein lecithin or lauric acid and said texture modulator waxes are in a ratio suitable to achieve a melting point of about 36° C.wherein said chewable composition, is suitable for increasing the absorption of the active ingredient in the buccal mucosa by at least about 2 x after being chewed for 30 to 120 seconds as compared to a particulate composition devoid of the sugar particles and modulatory mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,111,832

ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS OBTAINED BY COMPRESSION MOLDING

ETHYPHARM, Saint-Cloud (...

1. A compression molding process for preparing an orodispersible tablet, comprising the steps of:preparing using a humidification method a wet mixture of excipients consisting of from 65 wt % to 90 wt % diluent based on a total weight of the wet mixture of excipients, a disintegrant, a sweetener, a binder, and less than 3 wt % of a humectant based on a total weight of the wet mixture of excipients, said excipients being in the form of grains, wherein the humectant is macrogol glyceride, and wherein the wet mixture of excipients has a residual humidity or water content of from 2% to 3%;
preparing coated microcrystals or microgranules of active principle;
mixing the coated microcrystals or microgranules of active principle with the wet mixture of excipients to obtain a mixture for compression; and
compressing the mixture for compression to obtain a tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,111,833

SILDENAFIL SUBLINGUAL SPRAY FORMULATIONS

INSYS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY...

1. A sublingual spray formulation comprising:from about 2% w/w to about 35% w/w sildenafil or a salt thereof;
from about 0.1% w/w to about 70% w/w of a solvent selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, glycerin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol 400 and a combination thereof; and
from about 0.1% w/w to about 60% w/w of at least one acid,wherein the formulation has a pH from 3 to about 5 and wherein w/w denotes weight by weight of the formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,834

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AN ACTIVE AGENT TO THE PLEURA OF A PATIENT

TDL Innovations, LLC, Pr...

1. A method for administering an active agent to a parietal pleura and/or a visceral pleura of a patient comprising:preparing a composition comprising a foamable liquid and the active agent;
incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent;
introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the parietal pleura and the visceral pleura; and
contacting the parietal pleura and/or the visceral pleura with the foam for a sufficient amount of time to deliver the active agent and cause the fusion of the parietal pleura with the visceral pleura to reduce a volume of the pleural cavity,
wherein the foam does not form a cross-linked polymer network.
US Pat. No. 10,111,835

MICROPARTICLES FOR ENCAPSULATING PROBIOTICS, PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA, ...

1. A microparticle comprising a matrix and a probiotic bacterium, wherein said matrix consists of casein and chitosan, wherein the chitosan:casein by weight ratio is 1:14 to 1:40, and wherein the microparticle has a mean diameter between 1 ?m and 40 ?m and the molecular weight of chitosan ranges from 40 kDa to 200 kDa.
US Pat. No. 10,111,836

HIGH SURFACE-AREA LYOPHILIZED COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ARSENIC FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION IN PATIENTS

Orsenix Holdings BV, Wil...

1. A method for preparing an oral pharmaceutical formulation comprising a lyophilized composition comprising arsenic or lyophilized arsenic trioxide (As2O3), said method comprising:(A) solubilizing As2O3 powder in an aqueous medium to form an As2O3 solution;
(B) lyophilizing said As2O3 solution to generate a lyopremix; wherein lyophilizing comprises freezing said As2O3 solution to generate a frozen As 2O3 product and drying said frozen As2O3 product, wherein drying includes applying a vaccum to said frozen As2O3 product in a range of from about 300 millitorrs to about 1000 millitorrs, for a time in the range of from about 5 minutes to about 500 minutes ;
(C) sifting said lyopremix to generate lyophilized As2O3 powder;
(D) optionally, adding at least one bulking agent to said lyophilized As2O3 powder;
(E) optionally, adding one or more lubricants to said lyophilized As2O3 powder to generate said oral formulation of As2O3.
US Pat. No. 10,111,837

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being comprising: orally administering zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form to a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid, wherein a weekly dose of about 30 mg to about 100 mg of zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered, wherein the weekly dose is orally administered as a single dose, or as 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 individual doses administered during the week, wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered in a dosage form that does not contain a bioavailability enhancer, and wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form enhances bioavailability of zoledronic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,838

PHARMACEUTICAL OR NUTRACEUTICAL COMPOSITION WITH RESISTANCE AGAINST THE INFLUENCE OF ETHANOL

Evonik Roehm GmbH, Darms...

1. A pharmaceutical or nutraceutical composition, comprising:a) a core comprising a pharmaceutical or a nutraceutical active ingredient, and
b) a coating layer comprising a mixture of 80 to 96% by weight of a water-insoluble (meth)acrylate polymer and 4 to 20% by weight of guar gum,
wherein the water-insoluble (meth)acrylate polymer comprises polymerized units of (i) more than 95 and up to 100% by weight of C1- to C4-alkyl esters of acrylic acid or C1- to C4-alkyl esters of methacrylic acid, and (ii) less than 5% by weight of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid;
wherein a 1% aqueous solution of the guar gum present in coating layer b) has a viscosity at 25° C. such that the release of the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical active ingredient from the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical composition under in-vitro conditions in a pH 1.2 medium according to USP with the addition of 40% (v/v) ethanol for 2 hours and subsequent buffer pH 6.8 medium according to USP is not more than plus or minus 20% (absolute percentage) of the release of the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical active ingredient from the same pharmaceutical or nutraceutical compositions in the same media under the same in-vitro conditions without the addition of ethanol in the pH 1.2 medium
wherein a 1% aqueous solution of said guar gum w/w at 25° C. has a viscosity of 100to 5,000 cp.
US Pat. No. 10,112,864

GLASS ARTICLE AND LIGHT GUIDE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A light guide comprising a plate of glass, the glass comprising:from 1 mass ppm to 40 mass ppm of total iron oxide in terms of Fe2O3, having a redox of iron of from 0% to 50%; and
from 0.01 mass ppm to 1.0 mass ppm of NiO,
wherein
the redox of iron is a ratio of a content of Fe2+ in terms of Fe2O3 to a content of total iron in terms of Fe2O3,
when an internal transmittance is measured for an optical length of 600 mm within the glass, a minimum of the internal transmittance of the glass within a wavelength range of from 400 to 700 nm is at least 75%, and
the content of NiO is a content in which an A value of an internal transmittance spectrum flatness of the glass defined by formula (1) is larger than an A value of a reference glass which has the same composition as the glass except that the reference glass comprises no NiO:
A=min(X,Y,Z)/max(X,Y,Z)  (1)
wherein X=?(S(?)×x(?)), Y=?(S(?)×y(?)) and Z=?(S(?)×z(?)), provided that x (?), y (?) and z (?) are color matching functions in the XYZ color system described in JIS Z8701, and S (?) is the internal transmittance.
US Pat. No. 10,111,839

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS PARTICULARLY FOR TREATMENT OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

Purdue Pharma, Pickering...

when tested according to the USP paddle method, 100 rpm, at 37° C.; (i) starting with 900 ml simulated gastric fluid for 2 hours, (ii) followed by 900 ml phosphate buffer pH 6.0 for 4 hours, and (iii) for the 7th hour onwards, 900 mL of phosphate buffer pH 7.4; USP <711> Acceptance Table 2; andwherein the oral solid pharmaceutical composition provides, in a fed state, an in vivo methylphenidate Tmax0-4 of about 3 hours and a methylphenidate Tmax8-16 of about 13.5 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,112,865

INTERMEDIATE TO HIGH CTE GLASSES AND GLASS ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass composition comprising:about 60 mol % to about 75 mol % SiO2,
8 mol % to 11 mol % Al2O3,
8 mol % to 10 mol % B2O3,
0 mol % to about 1 mol % Na2O,
about 1 mol % to about 18 mol % K2O,
0 mol % to about 7 mol % MgO,
0 mol % to about 9 mol % CaO,
about 1 mol % to about 8 mol % SrO,
0 mol % to about 4 mol % BaO, and
about 3 mol % to about 16 mol % R?O, wherein R?O comprises the mol % of MgO, CaO,
SrO, and BaO in the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,111,840

USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY

GW Pharma Limited, Visio...

1. A method of treating atonic seizures in a patient suffering from Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, comprising administering cannabidiol (CBD) to the subject in need thereof, wherein the purity of the CBD is at least 98% (w/w) and comprises not more than 0.15% (w/w) ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and wherein the dose of the CBD is about 20 mg/kg/day.