US Pat. No. 11,109,724

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING SHEETS OF MATERIAL

THE TRANZONIC COMPANIES, ...


1. A sheet dispensing apparatus for dispensing one or more sheets from a plurality of sheets, the apparatus comprising:a light pipe;
a first transmitter to transmit light, the first transmitter spaced from a first end of the light pipe, the first transmitter adapted to transmit light through the first end of the light pipe;
a first receiver to receive light, the first receiver spaced from a second end of the light pipe to receive light transmitted by the first transmitter through the light pipe;
a dispensing mechanism configured to dispense one or more sheets from the plurality of sheets; and
a controller operatively connected to the dispensing mechanism and to the first receiver, the controller including a processor and a memory configured to store program instructions and the processor is configured to execute the stored program instructions to:determine whether the transmitted light is received or not received by the first receiver; and
if received, enable the dispensing mechanism to dispense a sheet from the plurality of sheets.


US Pat. No. 11,109,723

TOILET BRUSH ASSEMBLY

ROM Innovations Ltd., Ri...


1. A toilet brush assembly, comprising:a hollow shaft body having an upper end and a bottom end, wherein the hollow shaft body includes an inner wall, wherein the bottom end further comprises a partially perforated surface, wherein the hollow shaft body is adapted to accept a solid cleaning agent through the upper end of the hollow shaft body, wherein at least one track is projecting from and positioned substantially along the length of the inner wall of within the hollow shaft body, wherein the at least one track is designed to accept at least one slit of the solid cleaning agent, wherein the at least one track is adapted to stabilize the solid cleaning agent within the hollow shaft body; and a plurality of bristles, wherein the plurality of bristles is attached to the bottom end of the hollow shaft body.

US Pat. No. 11,109,722

DISPENSER FOR ROLLED SHEET MATERIALS


17. A dispenser, comprising:a dispenser housing;
at least one supply of sheet material positioned along the dispenser housing;
a feed roller having a feed roller body with a cavity defined therein, the feed roller body being configured to rotate and engage and feed at least a portion of the sheet material along a discharge path defined at least partially through the dispenser housing;
a cutting assembly at least partially disposed within the cavity of the feed roller body, the cutting assembly including a cutting blade configured to at least partially cut, score, or perforate the sheet material, at least one movable support linked to the cutting blade and the feed roller body so as to pivot with rotation of the feed roller body and move the cutting blade through one or more openings defined in the feed roller body toward and away from engagement with the sheet material, and a cam follower coupled the at least one movable support;
a cam member fixedly mounted along the dispenser housing so as to at least partially extend into the cavity of the feed roller body, the cam member including a plurality of cam surfaces configured to be engaged by the cam follower during rotation of the feed roller body to pivot the at least one movable support and move the cutting blade; and
a plurality of biasing members each connected to the feed roller body and the cam member, the plurality of biasing members being configured to assist rotation of the feed roller body and movement of the cutting blade through the one or more openings.

US Pat. No. 11,109,721

DYNAMIC PRODUCT USE REPORTING SYSTEM

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,...


1. A dispensing system comprising:a product dispenser comprising:a housing comprising (i) a primary roll holder configured to hold a first roll and (ii) a stub roll holder configured to hold the first roll as a second roll when an amount remaining of the first roll is in a threshold range;
a dispensing mechanism coupled to the housing and configured to dispense from the stub roll holder until the second roll is depleted and thereafter dispense from a new first roll in the primary roll holder;
a low product alert detector configured to generate a low product alert in response to determining that an amount of the first roll, in the primary roll holder, remaining is in a threshold range;
a dispenser counter configured to count a number of combined dispenses of the first and second rolls; and
a data communication device configured to transmit the number of combined dispenses according to a reporting schedule and the low product alert; and

a data processing system, remote to the product dispenser, configured to:receive the number of combined dispenses from the data communication device;
determine available dispenses of the second roll based on the number of combined dispenses and a maximum number of dispenses of the first roll;
determine an expected depletion date of the first and second rolls based on the number of combined dispenses, the available dispenses of the second roll and the maximum number of dispenses of the first roll including determine an estimated dispensing profile over time based on the number of combined dispenses; and

wherein the data processing system is configured to change the reporting schedule based on at least one of the estimated dispensing profile and the expected depletion date, and the data communication device is configured to receive the changed reporting schedule from the data processing device and to transmit the number of combined dispenses according to the changed reporting schedule wherein the number of combined dispenses are transmitted periodically according to the changed reporting schedule and the transmission of the low product alert is transmitted asynchronously.

US Pat. No. 11,109,720

ELASTIC SOAP CONTAINER SLEEVE


1. An elastic sleeve for use with a bar of soap to limit the surface area of the soap that is exposed, and reduce the rate of shrinkage of the bar of soap, the sleeve comprising:a container of elastic form-fitting material;
said container having a top and a bottom;
said container having an elastic opening for insertion of a soap cake;
said elastic form-fitting material configurable for dimensions adaptable to the shape of an underlying soap cake, wherein said elastic form-fitting material keeps a tight periphery to a soap cake to stop contact of water with a surface of said soap cake where said elastic form-fitting material does not have an aperture;
a plurality of resilient apertures in said elastic form-fitting material of said top and bottom of said container to provide atmospheric communication through the elastic sleeve to an inserted soap cake's exposed surface areas, wherein said elastic form-fitting material can flex and contract to provide a tight, form-fitting periphery around said soap cake so that the soap cake does not get wet beyond areas exposed to the resilient apertures; and
said form-fitting material creating a barrier for unexposed areas of said soap cake.

US Pat. No. 11,109,719

OUTDOOR SHOWER DEVICE

XIAMEN KINGQUEEN INDUSTRI...


1. An outdoor shower device, comprising: a hollow water container, a gas bag disposed in the water container, and an inflating device configured to inflate the gas bag; the water container having a mouth, a water outlet pipe communicating with an inside of the water container, and a cover for tightly closing the mouth.

US Pat. No. 11,109,718

SYSTEM FOR A COOKWARE LID HOLDER


1. A system for a cookware lid holder, comprising:a. a flat surface;
b. a mounting assembly including a clamp base having a top end, a bottom end and an opening, said flat surface received therebetween said top end and said bottom end, said bottom end including the opening extending therethrough to receive a threaded fastener therethrough, said threaded fastener including a smooth portion at a lower portion thereof, said smooth portion including a handle opening extending horizontally therethrough to receive a handle therethrough, said handle including a round stopper at said first end and a flat stopper at said second end, said round stopper and said flat stopper prevent said handle from being removed entirely from said handle opening, said threaded fastener including a fastener head at a distal end thereof, said handle being actuated and rotated therethrough said opening allows said threaded fastener and said fastener head to move towards said top end to secure said flat surface therebetween said top end and said fastener head, said clamp base having a female member mounted adjacent thereto on a rear side of said clamp base;
c. said mounting assembly further including an arm base attachment mounted atop of said clamp base, said arm base attachment including a first side and a second side, each of said first and second side including an arm fastener receiving portion, said arm fastener receiving portion including fastener openings extending horizontally therethrough, said arm base attachment further including a hook portion extending diagonally from said arm fastener receiving portion of each of said first and second side, said hook portion including a receiving opening at a distalmost end thereof, said hook portion securing a lower portion of springs therein, said arm base attachment including a male member at a back end thereof extending downwardly from said arm base attachment, said male member to be received and secured therein said female member;
d. an arm adjusting assembly including a first set of arms, said first set of arms further defined as a first set arm and a first set second arm, said first set arm and said first set second arm mounted onto a top end of said clamp base, said first set arm and said first set second arm received therebetween said first and second side of said arm base attachment and secured with fasteners extending therethrough said fastener openings from said first side through said each of said first set arm and said first set second arm and through said second side, one of said first set of arms may include spring hooks at a left and right side thereof, said springs may extend from said hook portion to said spring hooks on both said left and right side thereof for stability to said first set of arms, at a distal end of said first set of arms is a first articulating joint having a first joint front side, a first joint rear side, and first joint fastener openings, said first set of arms and a second set of arms are secured therebetween said first joint front side and said first joint rear side with said fasteners extending therethrough said first joint fastener openings, said second set of arms further defined as a second arm and a second set second arm extending from said first articulating joint to a second articulating joint, said first set of arms and said second set of arms secured into a desired position with a first tightening knob mounted thereon said first articulating joint, said first tightening knob being tightened to achieve said desired position, said second articulating joint having a second joint first side and a second joint second side, said second set of arms and a third set of arms being secured therebetween said second joint first side and a second joint second side with said fasteners extending therethrough second joint fastener openings of said second articulating joint, said third set of arms further defined as a third set arm and a third set second arm, one of said third set of arms including said spring hooks for extending one of said springs from said spring hooks on one of said third set of arms to a clamp device articulating joint, said positioned by a second tightening knob to achieve said desired position of said third set of arms, third set of arms extending therebetween said second articulating joint and said clamp device articulating joint said third set of arms secured with said fasteners to said clamp device articulating joint;
e. a lid clamp assembly including at least one lid handle clamping device including a first holding arm and a second holding arm, said at least one lid handle clamping device being mounted to an arm pivot, said arm pivot mounted to said clamp device articulating joint, said arm pivot allow rotation and movement of said at least one lid handle clamping device, said lid clamping assembly further including a clamp device tighten knob mounted thereon said clamp device articulating joint to position said arm pivot and said at least one lid handle clamping device in a fixed position;
f. a stove having at least one cooking pot including at least one lid; and
g. said at least one lid being received and secured within said at least one lid handle clamping device for free movement of each of said at lest least one lid away and above from said at least one cooking pot to allow a user more space when cooking without needing to place said at least one lid on said flat surface, said user can position said cookware lid holder as best suits said user's needs while cooking.

US Pat. No. 11,109,717

FOLDING CUTTING BOARD

Anchor Hocking, LLC, Col...


1. A cutting board comprising:a first board section having a first top surface, a first bottom surface, a first inner surface, a first outer surface, a first front surface, and a first rear surface;
a second board section having a second top surface, a second bottom surface, a second inner surface, a second outer surface, a second front surface, and a second rear surface; and
a hinge assembly configured to pivotally and removably couple the first and second board sections together such that the first and second inner surfaces face one another in an unfolded position and the first and second bottom surfaces face one another in a folded position;
wherein the first and second inner surfaces are curved from the front surface to the rear surface and inverted one hundred eighty degrees from one another.

US Pat. No. 11,109,716

ENHANCED AUTOMATED FOOD MAKING APPARATUS

CHOWBOTICS, Redwood City...


1. A method of operating an automated food making apparatus comprising:rotating, with a motor with an actuator arm, a paddle with a hard center and flexible fins to dispense an ingredient placed in a canister,
rotating the paddle with a pin-shaft mechanism,
controlling the motor automatically based on weight sensor readings, and
locating a position of the actuator arm with position sensors,
wherein the same motor dispenses ingredients from a plurality of canisters,
performing a plurality of paddle rotation and weight measurement steps until a target weight is reached, and
straightening a pin following the plurality of paddle rotation and weight measurement steps.

US Pat. No. 11,109,715

FOOD PROCESSOR

Progressive International...


1. A food processor, comprising:a container having a base and a sidewall extending upwardly from the base to a container rim, the container defining an interior space;
the container further having a plurality of container undulations spaced along an upper portion of the container;
a lid removably attachable to the container to enclose the interior space;
at least one food processing tool carried on a drive shaft, the drive shaft being attachable to the lid and defining a central axis of the container when the lid is attached to the container and the drive shaft is attached to the lid;
the lid further having a plurality of lid undulations, the plurality of lid undulations being sized and positioned to be complementary to and engageable with the plurality of container undulations when the lid is attached to the container, wherein the lid undulations and the container undulations interact with one another to prevent the lid from rotating with respect to the container, and further wherein the lid undulations and the container undulations are disengageable with one another by movement of the lid along the central axis and without rotation of the lid.

US Pat. No. 11,109,714

STIRRING TOOL

KENWOOD LIMITED


1. A stirring tool for stirring food in a bowl of a kitchen appliance, the tool comprising:a shaft adapted to be driven in rotation by a drive outlet of the kitchen appliance about a drive axis of the shaft;
a blade extending outwardly of the shaft at or adjacent a base thereof, the blade being shaped along a blade length thereof so as to lift food from a leading edge to a trailing edge thereof upon rotation of the blade, and the leading edge being shaped along a leading edge length thereof so as to urge food inwardly towards the shaft, and
wherein the blade terminates in a scraper having an axially extending end face which extends concentrically of the shaft, wherein the end face is arranged to be closely adjacent an inner peripheral surface of the bowl in use.

US Pat. No. 11,109,712

MICROWAVE OVEN WITH TOASTER

MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD., G...


1. A microwave oven and toaster combination appliance wherein a microwave oven includes an interior having a top, bottom, back and opposed side walls comprising:a slide out tray having a closed position proximate the back of said oven interior and slidable to a deployed position in said oven interior;
a lower heating element mounted to said slide out tray; and
an upper heating element spaced from said lower heating element proximate the top of said oven interior.

US Pat. No. 11,109,711

BBQ GRILL SCRAPER


1. A grill scraper, comprising:a scraper body made of a wood, the scraper body having a manipulation end, a scraping end, an upper surface and a lower surface, the scraper body defining a beveled scraping surface that terminates at the scraping end to define a transitional scraping edge,
wherein the scraper body defines a rear tapered surface arranged between the manipulation end and a central grasping surface, and the scraper body further defines a forward tapered surface arranged between the central grasping surface and the scraping end, the central grasping surface defining a reduced exterior perimeter that is constant along a straight portion arranged between the rear tapered surface and the forward tapered surface, the central grasping surface having a reduced width as compared to the scraping end;
wherein the transitional scraping edge is made by the process of burning a plurality of groove portions on an initial straight portion using a grilling surface having a profile and spacing between the grates thereof,
wherein during the process of burning the wood beings to combust and change in response to contacting the grilling surface, resulting in the groove portions being burned
wherein the initial straight portion is defined by an initial straight scraping edge, the initial straight portion extending along the entire beveled scraping surface to the scraping end,
and the plurality of burned groove portions are arranged along the transitional scraping edge to define a profile and a spacing corresponding to the upper half of each of a corresponding plurality of gratings of the grilling surface.

US Pat. No. 11,109,710

COOKING DEVICE AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SharkNinja Operating LLC,...


1. A cooking system for cooking food, the cooking system comprising:a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container, said housing having an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber;
a food container having a hollow container interior and being positionable within said hollow chamber, wherein a lower surface of said container is a domed surface;
a first lid attachable to said housing and moveable between a first position that covers said upper portion of said housing and said opening to said hollow chamber when said food container is installed within said hollow chamber and a second position where said lid does not cover said opening to said hollow chamber;
a second lid attachable to said housing to cover said upper portion of said housing and said opening to said hollow chamber;
an insert positionable in said hollow container interior;
an air diffusing structure disposed at a bottom of said insert; and
at least one heating element disposed in said first lid.

US Pat. No. 11,109,709

GRIDDLE AND COOKING APPLIANCE HAVING A GRIDDLE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. A griddle, comprising:a housing that forms a first accommodation space having an open top;
a heating plate having a predetermined width and length and seated on the top of the housing;
a burner provided in the housing to heat the heating plate; and
a temperature sensor module provided in the housing and spaced apart from the heating plate to measure indirectly a temperature of the heating plate, wherein the temperature sensor module includes:a cover that forms a sealed second accommodation space and is provided in the housing and spaced apart from the heating plate; and
a temperature sensor provided in the housing having at least a portion accommodated in the second accommodation space and surrounded by the cover to measure a temperature inside of the cover, wherein the cover has a same heat capacity as the heating plate, and wherein the temperature sensor measures a temperature of air filling the second accommodation space surrounded by the cover.


US Pat. No. 11,109,708

APPARATUS FOR MAKING A DRINK

KUANTOM, Paris (FR)


1. A machine for making an individual drink, comprising:a pressure source;
a store defining a plurality of housings;
a plurality of removable containers each immobilized, in a service position, in a respective housing, each container including
a receptacle containing an ingredient and having a wall more than 1 mm thick and an interior volume of more than 0.1 liter, and
an upstream emptying valve allowing said ingredient to be caused to exit to the outside of the receptacle by an increased pressure generated inside said receptacle by said pressure source;
a chamber to receive the ingredients extracted from said containers, via the said upstream emptying one-way valves, because of said increased pressure, so as to make said drink;
a control module able to command said increased pressures in said containers as a function of a desired composition for said drink, the control module including a processor and a memory containing code instructions for causing the processor to function,

in which machine each housing includes an emptying coupler via which the ingredient of the container immobilized in said housing being extracted from said container, said emptying coupler opening, in a downstream direction, directly into a funnel defined by said chamber the ingredient exiting the container does not transit via any pipe before dropping into said chamber, said chamber being disposed immediately under the emptying coupler.

US Pat. No. 11,109,707

PORTABLE BEVERAGE PRESS MUG AND METHODS

Streamline Design, LLC, ...


1. A method of making a beverage, the method comprising:(a) providing a mixture of solid particles and a liquid into a vessel;
(b) moving a press head assembly within the vessel toward a bottom of the vessel to trap the solid particles between a screen in the press head assembly and the bottom, while allowing the liquid to flow through an opening between a flap valve and a frame of the press head assembly; andwherein the step of moving the press head assembly includes the flap valve of the press head assembly having a central hub and a plurality of movable pie wedge shaped sectors connected to the hub, each pie wedge shaped sector oriented over a portion of the screen; each pie wedge shaped sector being spaced from an adjacent sector by a gap wherein the opening is formed by upward deflection of the pie wedge shaped sectors in response to fluid pressure within the vessel as the press head assembly is moved;

wherein each gap is between adjacent sectors and extends from the hub to an outer perimeter of the flap valve to separate each sector at the outer perimeter of the flap valve.

US Pat. No. 11,109,706

COOKING AND/OR MIXING DEVICE

Waco Pacific Ltd., Shati...


1. A motorized induction device for mixing and heating a vessel, the motorized induction device comprising:a base member for supporting the vessel;
a side member extending orthogonal to a side of the base member;
a non-magnetic rotational spindle located in the base member;
a driving member rotationally coupled to and driving the non-magnetic rotational spindle;
a first induction coil located in the base member and extending around the non-magnetic rotational spindle for producing a first magnetic field having a first field direction, wherein the base member heats the vessel by magnetic induction;
a second induction coil located in the side member for producing a second magnetic field having a second field direction orthogonal to the first field direction; and
an adapter assembly adapted to engage a rotational shaft of the vessel and rotationally couple the non-magnetic rotational spindle and the rotational shaft of the vessel;
wherein the first induction coil and the second induction coil are connected in series.

US Pat. No. 11,109,705

MEDICATION RECEIVER

Securum Capsa, Inc., Los...


1. A medication receiver for removably receiving at least one article for temporary housing of the at least one article, wherein the medication receiver is configured for attachment to a door with hinges, wherein the medication receiver comprises:a cabinet comprised of a locking means, a housing, and a drawer with an interior of the drawer that is configured for removably receiving the at least one article;wherein the cabinet exists in two operational configurations a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration; wherein when the cabinet is in the locked configuration, the housing of the cabinet and a front of the drawer substantially encloses the interior of the drawer with the locking means maintaining the locked configuration;
wherein when the cabinet is in the unlocked configuration, at least a portion of the drawer slidingly extends out from the housing of the cabinet providing access to at least a portion of the interior of the drawer; and

door attachment hardware, wherein the door attachment hardware comprises a main member that is substantially planar, wherein the door attachment hardware comprises a top bracket that extends from a top portion of the main member, wherein the top bracket is configured to removably physically engage a top edge of the door with the hinges, wherein the top bracket is substantially orthogonal with the main member; wherein the door attachment hardware further comprises a side bracket that extends from a side of the main member, wherein the side bracket is substantially orthogonal with the main member, wherein the side bracket is substantially orthogonal with the top bracket, wherein the side bracket is configured to removably physically engage a hinge-side of the door with the hinges, wherein the hinge-side of the door is orthogonal to the top edge of the door; wherein at least a portion of the door attachment hardware is attached to a rear of the housing.

US Pat. No. 11,109,704

BABY ACCESSORY STORAGE ASSEMBLY

KIKI Business Ventures, L...


1. A baby accessory storage assembly comprising:a portable body having a front end, a rear end, two opposing sides, a bottom wall, a sidewall surrounding the bottom wall and having an upper perimeter edge thereon and an inner surface and an outer surface, an upper body rim of a substantially rigid material surrounding and defining the upper perimeter edge of the sidewall, and a lower body rim coupled to the sidewall and disposed proximal to the bottom wall and opposite the upper body rim, the bottom wall and sidewall defining a storage cavity;
at least one partition wall disposed within the storage cavity and with opposing ends are directly coupled to the inner surface of the sidewall to define a plurality of sub-storage cavities; and
at least two hinged clamping assemblies each rotatably and directly coupled to the upper body rim of the sidewall, disposed at the rear end of the body, having an upper clamp member with an outer terminal end, and a lower clamp member with an outer terminal end, the upper and lower clamp members:defining a width channel therein between;
operably configured to selectively adjust a width of the width channel through use of a fastener; and
defining a width opening with the outer terminal ends of the upper and lower clamp members, respectively,

the at least two hinged clamping assemblies having a first locked position along a clamp translation path with the width opening oriented in a direction facing away from the rear end of the body and a second locked position along the clamp translation path with the width opening oriented a direction facing downwardly and approximately 90° with respect to the width opening when in the first locked position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,703

MAT FOR STANDING WITH RAISED FEATURES

ERGODRIVEN, INC., Cupert...


1. A mat, comprising:a unitary mat body defining an upper surface dimensioned for a user to stand on the upper surface,
wherein the upper surface is non-planar and comprises terrain features defining a non-planarity,
wherein the terrain features comprise two lateral rails along lateral sides of the mat body and two lateral anterior corner rails at front corners of the mat body, and
wherein a height of the anterior corner rails is greater than a height of the lateral rails.

US Pat. No. 11,109,702

CLEAR HANGER


1. A hanger, comprising:a body that includes a base that is devoid of any surface ornamentation, that extends between a first end and a second end and that includes an upper portion and a lower portion that is mirror image of the upper portion at least along an entirety of a linearly extending segment of the upper portion, a first sidewall that is contiguous to and extends at a first angle from the first end of the base and extends at least in part linearly between a first end and a second end thereof and a second sidewall that is contiguous to and extends at a second angle from the second end of the base toward the first sidewall and extends at least in part linearly between a first end and a second end thereof, a first upper portion that is contiguous to and extends at a third angle from the first sidewall, a second upper portion that is contiguous to and extends at a fourth angle from the second sidewall toward the first upper portion and a third upper portion that is curved at both a top surface and a bottom surface thereof with the bottom surface extending at least at an apex thereof above an upper surface of the first portion and an upper surface of the second portion and the third upper portion extending between the first upper portion and the second upper portion to form a seamless, unitary, continuously extending one-piece element; and
a hook entirely devoid of any covering extending from the body that is configured to support the hanger on a structure and comprising a neck, delimited between a first end and a second end, extending at the first end thereof from the body and a curved portion, delimited between a first end and a second end, extending at the first end thereof from the second end of the neck,
wherein the first upper portion has a single depression that is delimited between a first edge that extends, at a first location, between a front surface and a rear surface of the first upper portion where the first edge connects with the upper surface of the first upper portion and a second edge that extends, at a second location, that is spaced from the first location, between the front surface and the rear surface of the first upper portion where the second edge connects with the upper surface of the first upper portion and that extends convexly from a top surface of the first upper portion toward a bottom surface of the first upper portion and the base with the first edge and the second edge spaced away from a lowest point of the depression, the lowest point being a point about a curvature of the depression that is furthest from the top surface, the second upper portion has a single depression that is delimited between a first edge that extends, at a first location, between a front surface and a rear surface of the second upper portion where the first edge connects with the upper surface of the second upper portion and a second edge that extends, at a second location, that is spaced from the first location, between the front surface and the rear surface of the second upper portion where the second edge connects with the upper surface of the second upper portion that extends from a first surface thereof toward a bottom surface of the second upper portion and the base and the third upper portion is entirely devoid of an opening therein exclusive of a receptacle for the hook, the receptacle having a protrusion extending at an apex of a top surface of the third upper portion toward the hook, and
wherein the body is completely clear and has a thickness that is between 0.19 and 0.40 inches.

US Pat. No. 11,109,701

EDGED TOOL STORAGE DEVICE


1. An edged tool storage device, comprising:a pedestal;
a support rod that extends in a substantially vertical direction from the pedestal; and
a first edged tool cover and a second edged tool cover that are removably connected to the support rod and store edged tools, wherein
each of the first edged tool cover and the second edged tool cover includes a holding part that is elastically fitted onto the support rod such that each said edged tool cover is removably connected to the support rod by the holding part,
the holding part of the first edged tool cover and the holding part of the second edged tool cover are different in height when connected to the support rod, and
the holding part includes a surface contact part that is in surface contact with a placement surface when the edged tool cover is placed so that the holding part is a fulcrum.

US Pat. No. 11,109,700

UTENSIL HAVING SELF-STORAGE HANDLE

Skip Hop, Inc., New York...


1. A utensil comprising:a utensil body; and
a handle comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion hingedly coupled to the utensil body, wherein:the first portion is coupled to the second portion and moveable with respect to the second portion between an open state and a closed state;
in the open state, the utensil body is permitted to hingedly move with respect to the first portion between a first position in which the utensil body is operatively usable by a user and a second position in which the utensil body is stored within a cavity collectively defined by the first portion and the second portion;
in the closed state, the cavity is configured to enclose the utensil body while the utensil body is in the second position; and
the first portion and the second portion further define a distal opening of the cavity, wherein a proximal end portion of the utensil body is in the distal opening.


US Pat. No. 11,109,699

CONVERTIBLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER AND DRINKING APPARATUS


1. A convertible beverage container and drinking apparatus, the convertible beverage container and drinking apparatus comprising:a first pod portion having a base element at a base end, a stem element extending from the base element, and an attachment element at an attachment end of the stem element oppositely disposed to the base end; and
a second pod portion having an open orifice at a drinking end, the open orifice configured to fixably attach directly to the base element at the base end of the first pod portion, and an attachment region oppositely disposed to the drinking end, the attachment region configured to fixably attach to the attachment element at the attachment end of the stem element of the first pod portion; and
at least one seal, wherein the first and second pod portions are configured to alternately form (a) a pod configuration in which the second pod portion is at a bottom of the apparatus, the first pod portion is at a top of the apparatus, and the base element at the base end of the first pod portion is fixably attached directly to the open orifice at the drinking end of the second pod portion with the at least one seal disposed between the first and second pod portions to form a seal therebetween and (b) a stemware configuration in which the first pod portion is at the bottom of the apparatus, the second pod portion is at the top of the apparatus, and the attachment element at the attachment end of the stem element of the first pod portion is fixably attached to the attachment region of the second pod portion to form a stemware drinking vessel having a foot, a stem, and a bowl in which the base element of the first pod portion forms the foot of the stemware drinking vessel, the stem element of the first pod portion is the stem of the stemware drinking vessel, and the second pod portion forms the bowl of the stemware drinking vessel.

US Pat. No. 11,109,698

PILLOWCASE WHOSE INTERNAL CAVITY ACCOMMODATES AN OPEN POCKET INTO WHICH IS FITTED A NECK SUPPORT CUSHION


1. A pillowcase product, comprising:a pillowcase that has two fabric side panels connected together along common side margins and along one common end margin to define a cavity therein, said two fabric side panels being unconnected at a remaining end margin thereof to define an open end in communication with the cavity, the cavity being dimensioned to accommodate fitting a pillow and a neck support cushion therein;
a pocket panel having a peripheral edge region at least partially connected to the one of the two fabric side panels to define a boundary of a bounded portion of the one of the two fabric side panels, the bounded portion together with the pocket panel defining a pocket, the bounded portion having an inside surface within the cavity and having an outside surface outside the cavity; and
wherein said pillowcase is configured to fold between a non-inside out position, at which the pocket is within the cavity, and an inside out position, at which the pocket is no longer within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,109,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACE CRADLE COVER


1. A face cradle cover having:an adjustable cover body, made of a fabric, having a center portion and left and right lateral portions configured to fit one or more face cradles of different sizes, wherein the cover body has a u shape with an outer bend and inner bend, wherein the cover body is seamless and the fabric of the cover body does not bunch up wherein the cover body is configured to not invade breathing area of a user and leaves no indentation lines being left on a face of the user; and
a flap portion connected to the center portion along an apex of the inner bend, the flap portion having two corners connected to the apex, the flap portion having an unattached end that moves from a first position to a second position by passing under a back of the cover body and tucked in between an inside of the cover body and the cradle, the flap portion connected to the center portion such that when pulled back provides more breathing room for the user.

US Pat. No. 11,109,696

FLORAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS


1. A floral display device for the display of flowers suspended in a liquid preservative, the floral display device comprising:a display enclosure includinga transparent shell having an interior portion adapted to contain the flowers and the liquid preservative,
an opening within the transparent shell to enable passage of the flowers and the liquid preservative therethrough,
a liquid-tight closure configured to close the opening, and
a holding clip configured to removably hold the flowers within the interior portion;

a base removably coupled to the transparent shell, the base includinga display-enclosure receiver configured to removably receive the display enclosure, the display-enclosure receiver being annular and straight-walled,
a display-enclosure retainer being structurally integral to and diametrically smaller than the display-enclosure receiver, the display-enclosure retainer being configured to removably retain the display enclosure within the display-enclosure receiver,
a bottom-lid able to retain the display enclosure to the base by containing the liquid-tight closure between the display-enclosure retainer and the bottom-lid, the bottom-lid being hingedly attached to the base,
an illuminator configured to illuminate the flowers within the interior portion, and
a power supply configured to power the illuminator.


US Pat. No. 11,109,695

PICTURE FRAMING HARDWARE COMPONENT


1. A picture framing hardware component for retaining art objects behind a mat in back-loading picture frames comprising:a main support body configured to remain relatively inflexible while comprising a plurality of leaf spring appendages whereof each proximal end is integrally part of said body extending outward with each having distal ends particularly configured to contact and apply a particular predetermined load onto particular components within a polygonal picture frame assembly particularly comprising a frame shell configured with an integral rabbet and an integral dado or said dado particularly configured by installer, mat panel with an aperture, glaze panel and art object and;
a pair of said appendages, particularly leaf spring latches contact said frame shell upon assembly so as to provide primary compressive force transmitted to;
said main support body which, in particular, contacts and safely distributes load directly upon said art object resulting in an opposing force holding said assembly system in equilibrium;
and at least one leaf spring appendage, particularly identified as a tongue is configured such that its distal end directly contacts and applies loading to said mat and;
a pair of leaf spring appendages particularly identified as pads configured such that each respective distal end is particularly engineered to provide intimate contact with said art object so as to most effectively distribute a compressive load safely.

US Pat. No. 11,109,694

SMART MAKEUP MIRROR DEVICE HAVING A DISPLAY AND INTEGRATING WITH AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VOICE ASSISTANT

ICON AI Inc., Seoul (KR)...


1. A smart makeup mirror device having a display and integrating with an artificial intelligence voice assistant, comprising:a main body;
a display mirror unit rotatably mounted in the main body; and
a speaker mounted in the main body to output a sound,
wherein the display mirror unit includes:
a display module that outputs an image by implementing a preset display mode based on a voice signal or a touch signal of a user;
a makeup mirror in which a portion of the makeup mirror is configured to reflect a light and another portion of the makeup mirror is configured to transmit an image output from the display module;
a support frame for fixing the makeup mirror; and
a mood lamp mounted on a rear surface of the support frame,
wherein the support frame includes:
a hinge support part configured to rotate with respect to the main body about a virtual first rotation axis extending in a direction parallel to ground; and
a frame part configured to rotate with respect to the hinge support part about a virtual second rotation axis perpendicular to a mirror surface of the makeup mirror and the virtual first rotation axis,
wherein the support frame is configured to rotate with respect to the main body so that an angle with respect to the makeup mirror and the ground is changed, or rotate in a circumferential direction of the makeup mirror, and
the display module is configured to be oriented horizontally or vertically when the support frame is rotated in the circumferential direction of the makeup mirror, and
wherein the mood lamp is controlled to illuminate a mood light toward a floor surface when a rear surface of the display mirror unit is rotated at a specific angle with respect to the main body to face the floor surface.

US Pat. No. 11,109,693

SHELF LIGHTING SYSTEM, A LAMINATE EQUIPPED WITH THE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND A SHELF THERETO

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...


1. A shelf lighting system, comprising a lighting module and a power taking module, characterized in that the lighting module is disposed on the lower surface of a laminate near the outer edge of the laminate, the power taking module comprises:a power taking head, fixed on the inner side of a support arm near a shelf pillar, and connected with a power supply rail on the shelf pillar to achieve electrical connection;
a strip-shaped conductive member, located inside the support arm, and one end is electrically connected to the power taking head;
a plug connector, fixed at one end of the inner side of the support arm close to the outer edge of the laminate, and electrically connected to the other end of the strip-shaped conductive member and providing power for the lighting module;
wherein the power taking head comprises:a first installation seat, fixedly connected to one end of a strip-shaped housing;
a first installation cavity, which is provided on the first installation seat and communicates with the strip-shaped housing;
a first conductive circuit board, disposed in the first installation cavity, and electrically connected to the lead wire;
and an elastic contact, telescopically arranged on the first installation seat, and one end extends into the first installation cavity and the first conductive circuit board, and the other end extends out of the first installation cavity.


US Pat. No. 11,109,692

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MERCHANDIZING ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS

RTC Industries, Inc., Ro...


1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to:determine a location of one or more shelf edge electronic displays positioned on a shelf, the shelf edge electronic displays associated with one or more items positioned on the shelf within a facility, wherein the one or more items each have an electronic display;
detect a computing device associated with a user within the facility;
determine, via the computing device, whether the user is in proximity to the one or more shelf edge electronic displays associated with the one or more items;
direct the user to the one or more items by altering the one or more shelf edge electronic displays when the user is in proximity to the one or more items;
alter the electronic display of a first item of the one or more items when the user is in proximity to the one or more items; and
direct the user to other items similar to or related to the one or more items by altering the one or more shelf edge electronic displays and the electronic display of the first item of the one or more items when the user is in proximity to the one or more items by apportioning a streaming video between the one or more shelf edge electronic displays and the electronic display of the first item of the one or more items when the user is in proximity to the one or more items.


US Pat. No. 11,109,691

COLLAPSIBLE PLAYARD

SUMMER INFANT (USA), INC....


9. An enclosure assembly comprising: a collapsible frame having a lower portion, an upper portion, a first scissoring tube pair and a second scissoring tube pair, the first and second scissoring tube pairs vertically extending from the lower portion to the upper portion and forming sides, the first scissoring tube pair having a first top end and a first bottom end, the second scissoring tube pair having a second top end joined to the first top end by a top knuckle hinge, and a second bottom end joined to the first bottom end by a bottom knuckle hinge, the collapsible frame lacking horizontal top members; and a removable fabric enclosure, the removable fabric enclosure comprising: a removable top portion, the removable top portion being securable to the upper portion of the collapsible frame with one or more attachment devices, wherein the attachment devices comprise of one or more cover caps, the cover caps configured to be removably and vertically inserted into a corresponding one or more vertically-oriented apertures formed in the removable top portion; and a removable bottom portion, the removable bottom portion having one or more tabs configured to removably engage the lower portion of the collapsible frame.

US Pat. No. 11,109,690

TWIN BABY CARRIER APPARATUS


1. A baby carrier apparatus comprising:a body portion comprising a fabric panel, the body portion having a left medial connector means and a left lateral connector means disposed on an upper perimeter of the body portion, and a right medial connector means, and a right lateral connector means disposed on the upper perimeter of the body portion;
a right shoulder strap coupled to the upper perimeter of the body portion;
a left shoulder strap coupled to the upper perimeter of the body portion;
a waist support portion coupled to a lower portion of the body portion and configured to wrap around the waist of a user when worn;
a right baby carrier portion comprising a fabric panel having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the right baby carrier portion being tapered in shape from a lower end to an upper end, the lower end being coupled to the body portion above the waist portion, the right baby carrier portion having a right medial support strap configured to be selectively coupled to the right medial connector means and a right lateral support strap configured to be selectively coupled to the right lateral connector means;
a left baby carrier portion comprising a fabric panel having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the left baby carrier portion being tapered in shape from a lower end to an upper end, the lower end being coupled to the body portion above the waist portion, the left baby carrier portion having a left medial support strap configured to be selectively coupled to the left medial connector means and a left lateral support strap configured to be selectively coupled to the left lateral connector means;
a sunshade extending from an upper portion of the right baby carrier portion or the left baby carrier portion; and
a shoulder strap connector extending between the right shoulder strap and the left shoulder strap, the shoulder strap connector comprising an adjustment tether configured to adjust a fit of both the right shoulder strap and the left shoulder strap simultaneously when pulled upward by the user with one hand when worn by the user,
wherein the right shoulder strap and the left shoulder strap further comprise an adjustment cable,
wherein the shoulder strap connector is engaged with the adjustment cable such that the shoulder strap connector may be moved upward or downward via the adjustment cable to adjust the fit of the shoulder strap connector when worn by the user.

US Pat. No. 11,109,689

INFANT REPOSITIONING DEVICE

Hyco Holdings, LLC, Coll...


1. An infant repositioning device for treating an orthopedic condition, comprising:a wrap comprising:a body having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end and the second end are attached by a connector, wherein the connector allows a wrap adjustment to fit a torso circumference of an infant, and
a sleeve in a central area of the wrap that extends substantially from a first side to a second side of the wrap, wherein the sleeve is defined by opposed layers of material forming the body;

a side support that is removable from the sleeve;
wherein, during use of the infant repositioning device, the side support engages a shoulder of the infant, thereby rotating the infant at an acute angle relative to a surface.

US Pat. No. 11,109,688

REGIMEN MATTRESS

Inno-Sports Co., Ltd, Xi...


1. A regimen mattress comprising:a top layer including a memory foam layer and a first non-woven fabric located under the memory foam layer,
a bottom layer,
four side borders, and
a cover;
wherein
the memory foam layer and the first non-woven fabric are seamed together, the memory foam layer comprises a plurality of cylindrically shaped cavities;
the bottom layer comprises a first polyurethane (PU) foam and a second non-woven fabric, the first PU foam and the second non-woven fabric are seamed together; the four side borders comprise a second polyurethane (PU) foam and a third non-woven fabric, the second PU foam and the third non-woven fabric are seamed together;
the top layer, the bottom layer and the four side borders are seamed together to form a mattress frame, and a plurality of springs are fixed connected between the top layer and the bottom layer;
the cover wraps the mattress frame, the cover comprises an inner cover and an outer cover, the inner cover is made of a fire retardant material or an absorbing material; the outer cover is made of a waterproof breathable material, a heat conduction material or a friction heating material; the inner cover and the outer cover are detachable and replaceable; and
a cylindrically shaped function foam block and a cylindrically shaped replaceable foam block are removably disposed in the plurality of cylindrically shaped cavities;
wherein the cylindrically shaped function foam block and the memory foam layer are made from a different combination of materials, wherein the cylindrically shaped function foam block is made of diphenyl-methane-diisocyanate (MDI), poly propylene glycol (PPG) and a function additive and the memory foam layer is made of diphenyl-methane-diisocyanate (MDI) and poly propylene glycol (PPG); and
the cylindrically shaped replaceable foam block and the memory foam layer are made from a same combination of materials, where the cylindrically shaped replaceable foam block is made of diphenyl-methane-diisocyanate (MDI) and poly propylene glycol (PPG) and the memory foam layer is made of diphenyl-methane-diisocyanate (MDI) and poly propylene glycol (PPG).

US Pat. No. 11,109,687

CONFIGURABLE ERGONOMIC PAD

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...


1. An ergonomic pad system comprising:a first ergonomic pad, the first ergonomic pad comprising:a first bladder;
a first quantity of a packing material disposed within the first bladder, the packing material having a void fraction greater than 0.35;
a first port coupled to the first bladder, the first port configured to enable evacuation of air from the first bladder; and
a first connector coupled to the first port, wherein the first connector comprises a first valve configured to seal responsive to a first pressure differential between the first bladder and a first pressure outside the first valve; and

a second ergonomic pad, the second ergonomic pad comprising:a second bladder;
a second quantity of the packing material disposed within the second bladder;
a second port coupled to the second bladder, the second port configured to enable evacuation of air from the second bladder; and
a second connector coupled to the second port, the second connector configured to couple to the first valve to link the first bladder and the second bladder, wherein the second connector comprises a second valve configured to seal responsive to a second pressure differential between the second bladder and a second pressure outside the second valve.


US Pat. No. 11,109,686

METHOD OF MAKING A CONTINUOUS STRING OF POCKETED SPRINGS


22. A method of making a sectioned continuous string of pocketed springs for use in an assembler, said method comprising:cutting a continuous string of pocketed springs to create a starting string of pocketed springs downstream of a welding apparatus and a first supply string of pocketed springs upstream of the welding apparatus, the starting string of pocketed springs having an upstream tab and the first supply string of pocketed springs having an downstream tab;
moving the first supply string of pocketed springs to an offset position;
moving a second supply string of pocketed springs to an in-line position with the starting string of pocketed springs such that the upstream tab of the starting string of pocketed springs and an downstream tab of the second supply string of pocketed springs are overlapping; and
welding the overlapping upstream tab of the starting string of pocketed springs and the downstream tab of the second supply strings of pocketed springs using the welding apparatus to create a combined string of pocketed springs.

US Pat. No. 11,109,685

FLEXIBLE FURNITURE BACK


1. A padded furniture, comprising:a flexible back support having a plurality of intermediate supports;
a seating surface with a plurality of enhanced materials;
a sofa base having a main horizontal seating surface, the sofa base includes a sofa frame, a spring layer, and a top cushion, and a wood base;
a plurality of sofa sections joined together by a plurality of base connector brackets which connect across the wood base in each of the sofa sections; a pair of layers of a first foam core; and
a layer of spring coils disposed on top a second layer of durable fabric which provides protection for a second foam core.

US Pat. No. 11,109,684

SEAT ASSEMBLY


1. A seat assembly, comprising:a seat member having a first seat surface, a second seat surface, and a third seat surface opposite the second seat surface, wherein the third seat surface is essentially parallel to the second seat surface, and wherein the first seat surface is substantially perpendicular to the second seat surface and the third seat surface;
a first side panel affixed to the second seat surface, wherein the first side panel is substantially perpendicular to the first seat surface;
a second side panel affixed to the third seat surface, wherein the second side panel is substantially perpendicular to the first seat surface; and
a bin movably affixed to the first side panel and the second side panel, the bin comprising an open compartment and being movable between a first position that obstructs the compartment and a second position that permits access to the compartment;
wherein each one of the first side panel and the second sidepanel comprises a perimeter surface comprising,
a first area substantially parallel to the first seat surface; and
a second area oblique to the first seat surface, the second portion being adjacent the first portion,
wherein a plane substantially perpendicular to the first seat surface contains a first vector normal to the first area and a second vector normal to the second area.

US Pat. No. 11,109,683

BODY SUPPORT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR THE USE AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...


1. A seat assembly comprising:a lower support platform extending in a longitudinal direction and comprising opposite side edges and a laterally extending first flex region extending between the opposite side edges, wherein the first flex region bifurcates the lower support platform into a front portion and a rear portion extending rearwardly from the first flex region and the front portion, wherein the first flex region is bendable such that the rear portion is downwardly deflectable relative to the front portion; and
an upper shell comprising opposite side members connected to the support platform with a pair of connectors, each of the connectors comprising a second flex region, wherein the second flex regions are bendable such that the opposite side members are upwardly and/or inwardly moveable relative to the lower support platform as the rear portion is downwardly deflectable relative to the front portion.

US Pat. No. 11,109,682

FOLDING CHAIR, FOLDING RECLINER AND FOLDING CHAIR FRAME THEREOF

Zhejiang Topsun Creative ...


1. A folding chair having a frame, the frame comprising first and second foot tube assemblies, each foot tube assembly comprising: a front foot tube and a rear foot tube operatively pivotally connected together, the rear foot tube having a first connector, the first connector being slidable along the rear foot tube; a seat tube operatively pivotally connected to the front foot tube, the seat tube having an end operatively pivotally connected to the first connector; a backrest tube, the backrest tube being operatively pivotally connected to the first connector; and the frame having a front cross tube, the front cross tube having an end operatively pivotally connected to the seat tube of the first foot tube assembly and an opposite end operatively pivotally connected adjacent a bottom end of the foot tube of the second foot tube assembly; the rear foot tube of each foot tube assembly having a second connector, the second connector being slidable on the rear foot tube; and a connecting tube for each foot tube assembly, the connecting tube having one end operatively pivotally connected to the second connector and an opposite end operatively pivotally connected to the front foot tube; andwherein one of the first connector and the second connector of each foot tube assembly has a latch and the other of the first and second connector has a groove that engages with the latch to releaseably connect the first and second connectors together.

US Pat. No. 11,109,681

SELF-LOCKING MECHANISM AND LIFT CHAIR THEREWITH

Changzhou Zehui Machinery...


1. A self-locking mechanism used in a lift chair, comprising:a frame (1), movable relative to a base (82) of the lift chair;
a supporting member (6), configured to move relative to the frame (1);
a rear rotating member (2), having an upper end rotatably connected with the supporting member (6), a lower end provided with a guide slot (22), and a middle portion between the upper end and the lower end;
a rear transmission member (3), having a first end rotatably connected with the frame (1), and a second end rotatably connected with the middle portion of the rear rotating member (2); and
a locking rod (4), having an upper end rotatably connected with the frame (1), and a lower end provided with a guide rod (41), wherein the guide rod (41) is movable in the guide slot (22);
wherein the frame (1), the rear transmission member (3), the rear rotating member (2) and the locking rod (4) form a four-bar linkage mechanism; and
wherein the locking rod (4) is rotatable between a plurality of positions, the positions comprise a plurality of locking positions, and when the locking rod (4) is in each of the locking positions, the guide rod (41) abuts against a bottom end of the guide slot (22) to prevent the supporting member (6) from moving upward.

US Pat. No. 11,109,680

SHELVING DEVICE

Tsai Thing International ...


1. A shelving device, including:a carrier, including two sides which are opposite to each other and two first assembling mechanisms disposed on the two sides;
at least one support mechanism, each of the at least one support mechanism being detachably assembled with one of the two first assembling mechanisms, including a support leg extending laterally to a periphery of the carrier and being configured to be abutted on an installation environment; and
a blocking member, adjustably disposed on at least one of the two sides, configured to be positionally abutted on the installation environment;
wherein the carrier further includes a plurality of insertion structures, and each said blocking member includes an insertion end detachably connected with one said insertion structure;
wherein the plurality of insertion structures includes two long arrangement sections and two short arrangement sections, the two long arrangement sections are spacingly disposed on a middle part of the carrier, and the two short arrangement sections are spacingly disposed near the periphery of the carrier.

US Pat. No. 11,109,679

SHELVING ASSEMBLY AND HARDWARE

Clairson, Inc., Newark, ...


8. A storage system, comprising:an upright rail arranged to be attached to an upright support surface;
a shelf bracket arranged to be attached to the upright rail, the shelf bracket having a base and sidewalls extending upwardly from the base, wherein a cavity is defined between the base and the sidewalls, the sidewalls collectively forming an upper edge, the base including at least one aperture;
a fastener having a head and a shank extending therefrom with a distal end;
an anchor including a channel sized to receive the fastener, the anchor removably receivable in the shelf bracket with the channel aligned with the at least one aperture, the anchor capable of retaining the fastener in a preinstallation position with respect to the shelf bracket wherein the head is below the base and the distal end of the shank is disposed within the cavity beneath the upper edge; and
a shelf received on the upper edge of the shelf bracket, wherein the shelf bracket is arranged to be mounted to the shelf by moving the fastener from the preinstallation position to an installed position where the distal end of the shank extends above the upper edge to engage the shelf.

US Pat. No. 11,109,678

COLLAPSIBLE HANGING SHELF

IP POWER HOLDINGS LIMITED...


1. A collapsible hanging shelf assembly comprising: a plurality of shelves including a top shelf and one or more subsequent lower shelves arranged in a vertical manner, each shelf of the plurality of shelves includes a bottom and side walls extending upwardly around the peripilery of the bottom; a first horizontal holding bar, and a second horizontal holding bar; a pair of connecting members on two opposite sides of the shelves; and a pair of first set of control bars extending vertically and upwardly from both sides of the top shelf; each control bar of the first set of control bars pivotally connected to one end of the first horizontal holding bar, wherein each of the connecting member includes a plurality of connecting bars to form one or more quadrilateral connecting structures pivotally connecting with each other, the collapsible hanging shelf assembly begins to collapse when each quadrilateral connecting structure pivots relative to each other, and the collapsible hanging shelf assembly fully collapses in a storage position when the quadrilateral connecting structures becomes a substantially linear structure wherein the top shelf and each of the subsequent lower shelves are nested within and stacked one on top of another; wherein at least a pair of second set of control bars extend vertically and upwardly from both sides of one of the lower shelf, and one end of each of the control bar of the second set of control bars is pivotally connected to the quadrilateral connecting structure, and the other end of each of the control bar of the second set of control bars is connected to the second horizontal holding bar.

US Pat. No. 11,109,677

SHELF ASSEMBLIES THAT DISPLAY ILLUMINATED INDICIA

SCHOTT Gemtron Corporatio...


1. A shelf assembly comprising:a shelf panel having a top surface, a bottom surface and a front surface that is generally perpendicular to the top surface and the bottom surface;
a frame comprising a frame segment that covers a portion of the front surface of the shelf panel; and
a lighting system that emits a first portion of light in a first direction toward the frame and a second portion of light in a second direction away from the shelf panel and/or away from the frame;
wherein the first portion of light travels through the frame segment that covers the portion of the front surface of the shelf panel to illuminate an indicia and the second portion of light illuminates an area beneath the shelf panel, and
wherein a) the frame is partly covered by a substantially non-transparent or substantially non-translucent material applied to the frame to produce a covered frame segment and an uncovered frame segment and wherein the uncovered frame segment is the illuminated indicia, or b) the illuminated indicia is an open segment within a perimeter of the frame.

US Pat. No. 11,109,676

MOVEMENT DEVICE FOR DRAWERS


1. A movement device for a drawer, comprising:a push-to-open slide assembly configured to move from a closed position to a part-open position corresponding to a closed drawer position and a part-open drawer position, respectively, the push-to-open slide assembly including an overstroke mechanism including:a switching element including a blocking member; wherein the blocking member includes a beveled deflection part;
a switching module including a stop configured to be engaged by the blocking member in the closed position to hold the switching element against an opening movement of the drawer;
wherein the switching element and the switching module are configured such that when an overstroke inward motion in an overstroke direction is applied to the drawer the blocking member is disengaged from the stop in a first switching movement and during the overstroke inward motion the blocking member is offset in a sideways direction transversely to the overstroke direction and transversely to a vertical plane parallel to the overstroke direction;
wherein the switching module includes a shoulder adjacent the stop, the shoulder being separated from the stop by a step, the shoulder being configured to receive the blocking member when the blocking member is offset in the sideways direction when the blocking member runs over the step during the overstroke inward motion; and wherein the switching module further includes an opening deflection bevel and a return region, the opening deflection bevel being configured to be engaged by the beveled deflection part to deflect the blocking member vertically transversely to the overstroke direction into the return region during the overstroke inward motion.


US Pat. No. 11,109,675

CONNECTORS, AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING CONNECTORS IN ADDITION TO DRAWERS, CABINETS AND/OR DRAWER MOVEMENT GUIDE ASSEMBLIES

Grass America Inc., Kern...


1. A connector, comprising:a base;
a carriage;
an adjustment element; and
an engagement element,
the base is configured to be rigidly attached to a drawer,
the carriage comprises a post,
the adjustment element is mounted on the post,
the base comprises locking fingers that engage the post on opposite sides of the adjustment element,
the carriage is slidably attached to the base,
movement of the adjustment element causes the carriage to slide relative to the base,
the engagement element is configured to releasably engage a drawer movement guide assembly,
the engagement element is attached to the carriage,
whereby sliding the carriage causes the engagement element to move relative to the base.

US Pat. No. 11,109,674

SIDE PLATE FIXTURE OF RACK FOR BUILDING BLOCK CONTAINERS

Ten Square Inc., Deer Pa...


1. A side plate fixture comprising:a plurality of sides plates; and
a plurality of screw members connecting the sides plates;
wherein each of the sides plates comprises:a plate body having a length and a substantially constant width;
the plate body has a first end provided with a projection protruding outward therefrom;
the projection has a length that is smaller than the width of the plate body;
the projection is provided with a slot;
the slot and a first face of the plate body are directed toward the same direction;
the projection is provided with a plurality of through holes;
the plate body has a second end provided with a recess;
the plate body is provided with an insertion piece in the recess;
the insertion piece and a second face of the plate body opposite the first face of the plate body are directed toward the same direction;
the recess is provided with a plurality of screw holes;

the side plates are arranged linearly;
the projection of a first one of the sides plates is inserted into the recess of a second one of the sides plates;
the insertion piece of the second one of the sides plates is inserted into the slot of the first one of the sides plates;
the through holes of the first one of the sides plates correspond to the screw holes of the second one of the sides plates; and
the screw members extend through the through holes and are screwed into the screw holes, to connect respective adjacent sides plates.

US Pat. No. 11,109,673

DESK WITH INTEGRATED LIGHT SOURCE


1. A desk with integrated light source, comprising:a worktop (2) having a top working surface (4) and a perimetral edge (5);
at least one adjustable arm (9) having a first end (11) pivoted on said perimetral edge (5) to move by means of its rotation about said first end (11) from a lowered rested position wherein it is parallel to said worktop (2) to an operative position raised with respect of said worktop (2) and a second end (12) provided with a light source (10) suitable for directing a light beam towards said top working surface (4) when said adjustable arm (9) is in said raised position;
wherein said at least one adjustable arm (9) is adapted to be brought into a plurality of raised operative positions to vary the direction of origin of the light beam emitted by said light source (10);
wherein two adjustable arms (9) are provided with respective light sources (10) and hinged on said perimetral edge (5) in symmetrical positions with respect to a middle vertical plane of symmetry of said worktop (2).

US Pat. No. 11,109,672

VERTICALLY ADJUSTABLE DESK WITH UNDER-CARRIAGE MOUNTING SYSTEM

SQUAREGROVE, LLC, Austin...


1. A vertically adjustable desk with under carriage mounting system, comprising:a work surface supported by a first and a second telescoping leg, each of said first and said second telescoping leg having a foot;
at least one electric motor operably connected to the first and the second telescoping leg;
an electrical switch in electrical connection with the at least one electric motor to activate the at least one electric motor to cause the first and second telescoping leg to raise or lower the work surface;
the first telescoping leg having a first foot and the second telescoping leg having a second foot;
a first leg support on the first telescoping leg supporting the work surface and a second leg support on the second telescoping leg supporting the work surface;
a first and a second runner support extending between the first leg support and the second leg support, at least part of the work surface supported by the first and the second runner support;
a first U-shaped support bracket affixed to a first end of the first and the second runner support and a second U-shaped support bracket affixed to a second end of the first and the second runner support;
the first U-shaped support bracket affixed to the first leg support on the first telescoping leg and the second U-shaped support bracket affixed to the second leg support on the second telescoping leg;
the first U-shaped support bracket having an open end, the open end affixed to the first leg support;
the second U-shaped support bracket having an open end, the open end of the second U-shaped support bracket affixed to the second leg support;
each of the first and the second U-shaped support bracket havinga first tubular leg and a second tubular leg connected by a cross support, the first tubular leg receiving the first runner support and the second tubular leg receiving the second runner support, and
a plurality of apertures for receiving an attachment screw.


US Pat. No. 11,109,671

HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE TABLE STRUCTURE

C.D. Great Furniture Co.,...


1. A height-adjustable table structure comprising:a tabletop comprising a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface;
at least one adjustment unit disposed to the tabletop, and including: an adjustment member penetrating the top surface for a user to observe, and a driven member driven to move by the adjustment member, wherein the adjustment member is movable between a first position and a second position, the driven member of the at least one adjustment unit includes: a first portion connected to the adjustment member, a second portion pivotally arranged to the bottom surface of the tabletop, and a third portion located between the first portion and the second portion;
at least one linkage group disposed on the bottom surface of the tabletop, and including: a transmission rod and at least one locking member, wherein the transmission rod is rotatably disposed on the bottom surface of the tabletop and capable of returning to its original position, and includes: a first rod portion eccentrically connected to the third portion of the driven member and driven to move by the driven member, and a second rod portion, and the at least one locking member is pivotally arranged to the second rod portion and capable of moving between a releasing position and a locking position;
at least one positioning member disposed on the bottom surface of the tabletop and movable along a horizontal direction relative to the tabletop while the tabletop moves along a longitudinal direction relative to a base frame, wherein the at least one positioning member comprises a greater number of positioning grooves than that of the locking members, and the positioning grooves are used for inserting or detaching of the at least one locking member;
a limiting seat fixed to the bottom surface of the tabletop to allow the at least one positioning member to be movable along the horizontal direction of the tabletop;
two upper sliding seats fixed to the bottom surface of the tabletop and respectively located at two sides of the limiting seat;
the base frame located below the bottom surface of the tabletop;
two lower sliding seats fixed to two sides of the base frame respectively;
a first support frame including a first lower support end pivotally disposed to the base frame, and a first upper support end slidably disposed to the two upper sliding seats to drive the at least one positioning member to move along the horizontal direction of the tabletop;
a second support frame pivotally arranged to the first support frame and including a second upper support end pivotally disposed to the bottom surface of the tabletop, and a second lower support end slidably disposed to the two lower sliding seats;
at least one first spring including a first extension end arranged to the first upper support end of the first support frame, and a second extension end configured to be fixed to the bottom surface of the tabletop; and
a second spring including a first restoring end fixed to the limiting seat, and a second restoring end eccentrically fixed to the transmission rod, wherein when the at least one adjustment unit drives the transmission rod to rotate in the first direction by an angle, the second spring is stretched to accumulate a restoring force for the transmission rod;
when the adjustment member moves from the first position to the second position, the adjustment unit drives the transmission rod to rotate in a first direction by an angle and accumulates a restoring force, and also drives the at least one locking member to move from the locking position to the releasing position to allow the at least one locking member to be disengaged from the positioning grooves of the at least one positioning member; and then, while the tabletop moves in the longitudinal direction relative to the base frame, the at least one positioning member moves relative to the at least one locking member in the horizontal direction, and when the adjustment member is released, the transmission rod is driven by the restoring force to rotate in a second direction opposite to the first direction by an angle, so that the adjustment member is moved from the second position to the first position, and the at least one locking member is moved from the releasing position to the locking position, enabling the at least one locking member to be inserted into the positioning grooves of the at least one positioning member.

US Pat. No. 11,109,670

FLIP TOP TABLE

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...


1. A flip top table comprising:a leg assembly;
a worksurface comprising a top and bottom surface, wherein the worksurface is rotatably supported by the leg assembly and is rotatable between a horizontal use position and an upright stowed position;
a storage hook comprising a base coupled to the bottom surface of the worksurface and a hook portion pivotally coupled to the base; and
a panel supported by the hook portion, wherein the hook portion and panel are pivotable relative to the base and worksurface between a first position, wherein the hook portion and the panel are positioned transverse to the worksurface when the worksurface is in the use position, and a second position, wherein the hook portion and the panel are positioned substantially parallel to the worksurface when the worksurface is in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,669

BRUSH ASSEMBLY AND MULTIFUNCTIONAL BRUSH PROTECTOR THEREOF


1. A multifunctional brush protector for use with a makeup brush which includes a brush head and a holding portion connecting to the brush head, comprising:a sleeve body having a first open end, a second open end corresponding to the first open end, and an accommodating space arranged between the first open end and the second open end, wherein the sleeve body has an outer surface provided with a first washing texture, and a width of the first open end is larger than that of the second open end;
an elastic tightening portion formed at the first open end for positioning the makeup brush; and
a supporting portion formed at the second open end and including a plurality of retaining pieces that are disposed at an inner periphery of the second open end and extend along a radial direction, wherein the sleeve body is configured to be held in an upright state by the supporting portion;
wherein the multifunctional brush protector is configured to receive the brush head in the accommodating space through the first open end; when the brush head is received in the accommodating space, the brush head is restricted by the elastic tightening portion from falling out through the first open end and the holding portion is retained by the retaining pieces.

US Pat. No. 11,109,668

WAXING APPARATUS


1. A waxing apparatus comprising:a dispenser having a compartment for holding wax and a tip having an aperture for dispensing wax on a user skin, said tip including a gradually decreasing cross section in the direction towards said aperture;
a heating element mounted over said compartment and over said tip and configured such that temperature inside the tip is higher than temperature inside the compartment;
a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the wax out of the compartment;
wherein said dispensing mechanism includes a plunger configured to be inserted into the compartment and to urge the wax therein towards the tip and wherein said dispensing mechanism further includes a motor and a motion converter for converting rotational motion of said motor to linear motion; said motion converter is coupled to said plunger and configured to urge said plunger inside said compartment; and
wherein said motion converter includes a sleeve having a screw thread defined on an inner surface thereof, and a bolt member having a corresponding screw thread defined on an outer surface thereof, wherein said bolt member is configured to rotate inside said sleeve, such that by engagement of said screw threads, rotation of the bolt member inside the sleeve causes a linear displacement of the bolt member with respect to the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 11,109,667

DEVICE OF BI-SPIRAL CLEANING BRUSH

Tung An Development Ltd.,...


1. A device of bi-spiral cleaning brush comprising:a carrier having a cylindrical shape;
a sleeve unit arranged along a center axis of and within said carrier;
an actuating device assembled with the sleeve unit; and
a bi-spiral cleaning unit comprising a plurality of cleaning beans fixed on a surface of said carrier in an unequally-spaced manner with said cleaning beans arranged in two annular spiral curve paths extending from a baseline plane bisecting the carrier toward two outward ends, wherein, on driving said carrier by said actuating device to clean an electronic device with said cleaning beans, a liquid is discharged along said annular spiral curve paths in a plurality of spiral tangential directions outwardly from the baseline.

US Pat. No. 11,109,666

ROTARY HEAD TOOTHBRUSH


1. A toothbrush comprising a handle and a head provided with bristles, said head being mounted pivotably with respect to the handle, the handle comprises at one end two arms projecting along a longitudinal axis of the handle and defining a space, the head being mounted pivotably in the space defined by the arms, along an axis perpendicular to the arms and passing through the arms;the handle comprises a button integral with a rigid rod extending inside the handle up to one end thereof, the button comprising two positions, namely a blocked position in which the rod extends projecting into the space defined by the arms along a longitudinal axis, the rod being partially inserted into a notch made on a front face of a base of the head, and an unblocked position in which the rod is retracted and does not extend into the space defined by the arms; in the unblocked position the head is free to pivot 360° so as to enable a user of the toothbrush to access palatal and lingual faces of the teeth; and
wherein the button remains in the blocked position until the user actuates the button to the unblocked position and wherein, when the button is in the unblocked position, the button remains in the unblocked position without user interference and until the user actuates the button to the blocked position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,665

POINT OF APPLIED FORCE LIFT STRUCTURE


1. A lifting device attached to a container having a mouth, said lifting device comprising:a lid configured to be attached to and cover the mouth of the container, the lid includes a centrally located depression;
a lift structure attached to the lid and located above the lid, the lift structure is circular and substantially planar in its respective entirety, the structure has a front and bottom opposing surface, the bottom surface is substantially planar and includes a contact surface facing downward toward the lid when the lifting device is attached to the container, enabling a user to lift the container by applying an upward force of a single finger on the contact surface; and
wherein the lift structure is attached to a support arm and located above the depression spaced upwardly apart from the lid so that the depression allows the single finger access to the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 11,109,664

FLEXIBLE MATERIAL WITH RADIAL MOLLE CUT PATTERN

Point Blank Enterprises, ...


1. An attachment system comprising:a wearable ballistic resilient panel having a base and a flexible panel, the flexible panel having an inner surface configured to face a wearer of the wearable ballistic resilient panel and the base having an outer surface facing the inner surface of the flexible panel;
an attachment slot having a first end and a second end formed through the flexible panel, the attachment slot defining a pivotable tab configured to pivot about each of the first end and the second end when receiving an attachment portion of an attachment accessory;
wherein the flexible panel includes at least one bottom edge and at least one non-bottom edge;
wherein the flexible panel is attached to the base at a first zone disposed along the at least one non-bottom edge and a second zone disposed along the at least one non-bottom edge, the first zone and the second zone defining an opening therebetween along the at least one non-bottom edge, the at least one non-bottom edge includes a first non-bottom edge and a second non-bottom edge;
wherein the first zone and the second zone are disposed along the first non-bottom edge, and the flexible panel attaches to the base at a third zone disposed along the second non-bottom edge and a fourth zone disposed along the second non-bottom edge, the third zone and the fourth zone defining an opening therebetween along the second non-bottom edge.

US Pat. No. 11,109,663

BACKPACK SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS

ROKMAN, LLC, Rexburg, ID...


1. A backpack apparatus comprising:a backpack harness comprising a vertical support element, shoulder straps and a hip belt, the shoulder straps and hip belt coupled to the vertical element, the backpack harness comprising a first portion of a coupling mechanism; and
an external frame comprising a backpack coupling mechanism and a first instance of a second portion of the coupling mechanism; and
a backpack comprising a second instance of the second portion of the coupling mechanism,
wherein each instance of the second portion of the coupling mechanism couples with the first portion of the coupling mechanism,
wherein the backpack coupling mechanism of the external frame is releasably couplable with the backpack, and
wherein the backpack apparatus is configurable as:the backpack harness coupled to the external frame;
the backpack harness coupled to the backpack; and
the backpack harness coupled to the external frame while the external frame is coupled to the backpack.


US Pat. No. 11,109,662

BACKPACK

Sunil Marolia, Laguna Ni...


1. A backpack comprising:a support portion adapted to be supported on shoulders of a wearer;
a bag portion having at least one compartment for storing one or more articles, the bag portion pivotally coupled to the support portion and adapted to pivot between a first position and a second position relative to the support portion, wherein the bag portion pivots between the first position and the second position when the support portion is supported on the shoulders on the wearer and facilitates a carrying of a child by the wearer, whereinin the first position, the bag portion is disposed along the support portion and abuts the support portion,
in the second position, the bag portion is disposed perpendicular to the support portion and provides a seat for facilitating a seating of the child; and

a pair of foot strips attached to the support portion to facilitate a placing of feet of the child.

US Pat. No. 11,109,660

COSMETIC TOOL

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...


1. A cosmetic tool comprising:an exterior portion which accommodates a rod-shaped cosmetic product and has an exit provided in one side thereof and at least one through hole;
a cover portion provided to be adjacent to the exit and having an openable or closable structure;
a button portion provided on an other side of the exterior portion and including a stopper exposed outward through the at least one through hole;
a pressurizing portion located inside the exterior portion and provided to be movable toward the exit by pressurizing of the button portion;
an opening or closing portion configured to open the cover portion due to pressurizing of the button portion;
a piston portion configured to push the cosmetic product;
a push portion comprising a plurality of leg portions formed on one side and configured so that the plurality of leg portions spread open and the piston portion is pushed toward the exit when being moved toward the exit by the pressurizing portion;
an interior portion provided on the exit side in comparison to the pressurizing portion inside the exterior portion;
a first elastic member provided between the interior portion and the pressurizing portion to push the pressurizing portion in a direction opposite to the exit on the basis of the interior portion; and
a cylinder portion located inside the interior portion to form a movement path of the cosmetic product,
wherein the piston portion moves inside the cylinder portion and pushes the cosmetic product,
wherein the opening or closing portion is provided outside the cylinder portion and opens the cover portion due to pressurizing of the button portion, and
wherein the cosmetic tool further comprises a second elastic member provided between the cylinder portion and the opening or closing portion to push the opening or closing portion toward the cover portion on the basis of the cylinder portion.

US Pat. No. 11,109,659

LIQUID DISPENSER WITH DISCHARGE SPONGE

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...


1. A discharge head for a liquid dispenser for discharging cosmetic products, comprising:a base to be secured to a liquid storage means;
the base having a coupling device for coupling to the liquid storage means;
a sponge carrier with a sponge receptacle in which a sponge is arranged;
the sponge carrier is being movable in a translationally guided manner with respect to the base;
the sponge carrier having a hollow connector inside which a liquid channel is provided that connects the liquid storage means to the sponge receptacle; and
an outlet valve, which is assigned to the liquid channel and which can be opened by moving the sponge carrier in the direction of the base, such that liquid can flow freely out of the liquid storage means into the sponge receptacle.

US Pat. No. 11,109,658

COSMETIC APPLICATOR


1. A cosmetic applicator, comprising:a bottle including a reservoir, a first roller ball, a first fastener, and a first recess including a second fastener, the first roller ball in fluid communication with the reservoir; and
a section including a receptacle, a second roller ball, a third fastener, and a second recess comprising a fourth fastener, the second roller ball in fluid communication with the receptacle;
wherein:
the first recess removably receives the second roller ball; and
the second fastener removably connects to the third fastener to position the bottle and the section in a stacked configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,109,657

ROLLING LUGGAGE WITH MULTIPLE MODES OF CONVEYANCE

EDDIE BAUER LLC, Bellevu...


1. An article of rolling luggage, comprising:a substantially rigid base portion having a plurality of wheels;
a substantially flexible cover portion secured to the base portion, the base portion and the cover portion defining a storage volume of the article;
a handle assembly having a bottom member, a top member at least partially positioned in the bottom member, and a handle connected to the top member, wherein the handle and top member are translatable between a retracted position and an extended position relative to the bottom member, and wherein the handle assembly is translatable between a non-rotatable position and a rotatable position relative to the base portion such that the handle assembly can rotate about an axis relative to the base portion when the handle assembly is in the rotatable position;
a top lock feature connected to the top member and configured to unlock only the top member from the bottom member so the top member and the handle can translate between the retracted position and the extended position;
a bottom lock feature connected to the bottom member and configured to unlock the handle assembly from the base portion so the handle assembly can translate between the non-rotatable position and the rotatable position; and
a control member provided on the handle, the control member provided in force transmitting communication with the top lock feature and the bottom lock feature, wherein the control member comprises a push-button, and wherein in a first mode the push-button extends a first distance which causes only the top lock feature to unlock, and in a second mode the push-button extends a larger second distance which causes the top lock feature and the bottom lock feature to unlock.

US Pat. No. 11,109,656

JEWELRY CASE

MEDORA DESIGNS, LLC, Per...


1. A jewelry case comprising:a box containing a plurality of display surfaces and indentations; and
a lid containing a plurality of compression bars, each of the plurality of compression bars includes an L shape havinga first portion adapted to be arranged facing the associated indentation, and
a second portion arranged perpendicularly to the first portion and adapted to be arranged facing the associated display surface,wherein the second portion is adapted to abut an item of jewelry to secure the item of jewelry between the compression bar and the display surface.



US Pat. No. 11,109,655

ILLUMINATED WALKING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS


1. An illuminated walking assistance apparatus comprising:an elongated staff having a ground-engaging tip portion at a first end and a handle at an opposing second end;
the staff providing a light pipe positioned proximal the tip portion and having a light-emitting member disposed therein to selectively illuminate the ground proximal the tip portion; and
a transceiver in selective communication with an at least one user device, wherein upon the transceiver and the at least one user device moving beyond communication range from one another, at least one of the transceiver and user device is configured for generating an “out of range” alert.

US Pat. No. 11,109,654

ILLUMINATED WALKING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS


1. An illuminated walking assistance apparatus comprising:an elongated staff having a ground-engaging tip portion at a first end and a handle at an opposing second end;
the staff providing a light pipe positioned proximal the tip portion and having light-emitting member disposed therein to selectively illuminate the ground proximal the tip portion;
the staff further providing a red nightlight which is always on so as to facilitate locating the apparatus in a dark environment.

US Pat. No. 11,109,653

JEWELRY ORNAMENT WITH CLASP MECHANISM


1. A jewelry ornament for being adjustably affixed to a jewelry chain, the jewelry ornament comprising:an ornament body including a front side and a rear side, an upper end and a lower end that hangs lower relative to the upper end when jewelry ornament is affixed to the jewelry chain, a left side and a right side;
a jewelry decoration formed at the front side of the ornament body, located to be seen when the ornament body is affixed to the jewelry chain;
a plurality of openings formed adjacent the rear side of the ornament body and so located as to allow a free end of the jewelry chain to be threaded through the ornament body, in a manner that guides one strand of the jewelry chain to extend along the left side of the ornament body and a second, spaced strand of the jewelry chain to extend along the right side of the ornament body;
a holding mechanism including a pressing surface that is configured to press on the first and second strands of the jewelry chain to immovably affix the jewelry ornament to the jewelry chain at a desired location along said first and second strands of said jewelry chain; and
wherein the ornament body comprises a precious stone setting, a casing configured to receive in an interior space thereof the precious stone setting which is insertable and securable within the casing and said plurality of openings passing through wall surfaces of both said precious stone setting and said casing to enable the threading therethrough said first and second strands of said jewelry chain.

US Pat. No. 11,109,652

JEWELRY SYSTEM

TALIA LUXURY GOODS LTD., ...


1. A jewelry system comprising:a) a first segment having a shape of an essentially flat ring, the first segment comprising two coaxially positioned apertures;
b) a second segment sized and shaped to fit within the ring of the first segment, wherein the second segment comprises an aperture extending therethrough; and
c) a rod configured to extend through the apertures of the first and second segments, thereby securing the second segment within the ring of the first segment, the rod comprising:a. a stopper having a larger outer diameter then the inner diameter of the apertures of the first and second segments, so as to prevent the first and second segments from slipping over the first end of the rod; and
b. no more than one eyelet located at a second and opposite end of the rod;

wherein the outer diameter of the rod and the no more than one eyelet is less than the inner diameter of the apertures of the first and second segments such that the segments are slidable over the rod from the end thereof comprising the eyelet and such that the first and second segments can individually rotate around the rod.

US Pat. No. 11,109,651

TECHNICIAN'S CORD POSITIONER


1. A method for positioning a cord of a corded instrument, comprising the steps of:securing a band of a cord positioner to a wrist of a technician, said band including a body;
attaching a first cord of a first corded instrument to the body;
positioning the first cord away from a procedure being performed by the technician by manipulating the position of the cord positioner rather than by touching the first cord;
removing the first cord from the body;
attaching a second cord of a second corded instrument to a cord positioner attachment;
attaching the cord positioner attachment to the body;
positioning the second cord away from a procedure being performed by the technician by manipulating the position of the cord positioner rather than by touching the second cord;
removing the cord positioner attachment from the body; and leaving the cord positioner attachment attached to the second cord; and
wherein the step of attaching the cord positioner attachment to the body is characterized by inserting a head of the cord positioner attachment into a channel of the body.

US Pat. No. 11,109,650

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED ZIPPER SLIDER GARAGE

NITE IZE, INC., Boulder,...


1. A slider garage, comprising: an overmolded body, the overmolded body oriented on a zipper, the overmolded body including an overmolded male portion and an overmolded female portion, the overmolded male and female portions positioned on an end of the zipper, such that each is on one side of the zipper, the overmolded male portion being shaped such that it fits in the overmolded female portion in a watertight fashion and the overmolded body is molded over a portion of the zipper, wherein the zipper includes a male side and a female side, and the overmolded male portion is positioned on the male side of the zipper and the overmolded female portion is positioned on the female side of the zipper, the overmolded male portion molded over the male side of the zipper such that the overmolded male portion contains a portion of the male side of the zipper, the portion of the male side of the zipper being a part that is shaped to interface with the female side, wherein the overmolded body forms a u-shape and the overmolded male portion and the overmolded female portion are part of the u-shape, wherein the slider garage is configured to engage a slider therein.

US Pat. No. 11,109,649

FASTENER

YKK Corporation, Tokyo (...


1. A fastening tape, comprising:an elongated substrate;
a plurality of fastening cells on a surface of the substrate; and
a magnetic material in at least one linear arrangement along a longitudinal direction of the substrate,
wherein each of at least some of the fastening cells comprises:a fastening element array; and
one or more barriers at least partially surrounding the fastening element array;

wherein the magnetic material has a plurality of breaks formed at a predetermined interval in the longitudinal direction,
wherein at least some of the fastening cells which are adjacent to each other in the longitudinal direction are separated from each other by an open space extending across the substrate in a lateral direction,
wherein at least some of the plurality of breaks of the magnetic material are arranged to be aligned with the open spaces in the lateral direction,
wherein a width of the open spaces in the longitudinal direction is set to be equal to a width of the at least some of the plurality of breaks of the magnetic material in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 11,109,648

BUCKLE

Microtech Knives, Inc., ...


1. A buckle, comprising:a tab having a first side opposed to a second side and a first pair of posts on the first side of the tab;
a first pair of pawls pivotally connected to the first pair of posts on the first side of the tab so that the first pair of pawls pivot around the first pair of posts;
a receiver having a first side opposed to a second side;
a cavity defined in the receiver between the first and second sides of the receiver and configured to receive the first and second sides of the tab, wherein the first pair of pawls has a locked position in which the first pair of pawls is engaged with the receiver to prevent movement of the tab with respect to the receiver and a released position in which the first pair of pawls permits movement of the tab with respect to the receiver; and
a first button on the first side of the receiver, wherein the first button has a released position that moves the first pair of pawls to the released position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,647

CONNECTOR

LODE GROUP LIMITED, Berk...


1. A connector comprising a female part defining a recess, a male part including a section receivable within the recess of the female part, and a lock pin insertable into an opening provided in the female part, the lock pin being engageable with the said section of the male part when the male part is located within the recess to retain the male part within the recess, wherein the female part is provided, around a periphery of the opening, with a stabilizing recess, and the lock pin includes a feature receivable within the stabilizing recess, engageable with a base of the stabilizing recess to limit the distance by which the lock pin can be inserted into the opening, wherein the lock pin is resiliently attachable to the said section of the male part, the lock pin being provided with a pip resiliently receivable, in use, by resilient deflection of the said section, within a recess provided in said section.

US Pat. No. 11,109,646

BUCKLE, IN PARTICULAR BELT BUCKLE


1. A buckle, comprising:a first buckle part including a first buckle main body and a receptacle which is hook-shaped, as seen in at least one section, and formed rigidly on the first buckle main body;
a second buckle part including a second buckle main body with a hook-in part that is inherently rigid for hooking into the receptacle of the first buckle part;
a bolt on the first buckle part, the bolt having a locking position and an unlocking position, and the hook-in part, in a state when hooked into the receptacle in the locking position of the bolt, is retained in the receptacle by at least one retaining surface of the bolt and, in the unlocking position of the bolt, is removable from the receptacle;
the hook-in part has a central web and two side parts protruding on mutually opposite sides from the central web, and each of the side parts is delimited by a respective front edge, and the front edges of the side parts are oriented running obliquely away from each other at least regionally from a direction of the central web, wherein the side parts of the hook-in part contact a rigid wall of the receptacle that extends up from a bottom wall of the receptacle in a hooked-in position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,645

CONTROLLING THE QUALITY OF A MANUFACTURED ARTICLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...


1. A method for monitoring application of a surface treatment to an article in a manufacturing process, the method comprising:applying the surface treatment to at least a portion of the article;
receiving a thermal profile of at least a portion of the article;
determining a first temperature indication of a first region of the article from the thermal profile;
determining a second temperature indication of a second region of the article from the thermal profile;
accessing a standard model for the article comprising:
a first model region that corresponds to the first region, the first model region having an associated first model temperature range, and
a second model region that corresponds to the second region, the second model region having an associated second model temperature range;
comparing the first temperature indication to the first model temperature range to determine if the first temperature indication is outside of the first model temperature range; and
comparing the second temperature indication to the second model temperature range to determine if the second temperature indication is outside of the second model temperature range.

US Pat. No. 11,109,644

FASTENER DEVICE HAVING A WINDING ELEMENT

Fidlock GmbH, Hannover (...


1. A fastener device, having a first fastener part and a second fastener part which can be mounted on one another along a closing direction, are held against one another in a closed position, and are releasable from one another in order to open the fastener device,wherein the second fastener part has an actuating element with a first engagement means and has a winding element which is arranged on the actuating element and which is rotatable in a winding direction in order to wind up a tension element and which has a second engagement means, wherein the first engagement means and the second engagement means, in a release position, are not in engagement with one another, such that the winding element is rotatable relative to the actuating element, and can be placed in engagement with one another, such that, in an engagement position, the winding element is rotatable by means of the actuating element, wherein the first fastener part has a first toothing means and the second fastener part has a second toothing means, and the first toothing means and the second toothing means, in the closed position of the fastener device, are in engagement with one another such that the first fastener part and the second fastener part are held in positive locking fashion relative to one another along the winding direction, wherein the first fastener part and the second fastener part each have at least one magnet element for providing a magnetic attraction force during the mounting of the fastener parts on one another.

US Pat. No. 11,109,643

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DYNAMIC EDGE CAVITY MIDSOLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...


1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:a midsole including an outer peripheral surface that tapers in a direction toward a ground-contacting surface of the sole structure and extends from a medial side of the sole structure to a lateral side of the sole structure;
an insert having a first flange attached to the outer peripheral surface and a second flange attached to the first flange at a joined region and opposing the first flange to define a recess between a first flange surface of the first flange and a second flange surface of the second flange, the first flange and the second flange extending from the medial side of the sole structure to the lateral side of the sole structure; and
a stability fin disposed within the recess adjacent to the joined region of the insert and defining (a) a thickness measured along a first direction parallel to the first flange surface and the second flange surface and (b) a height measured along a second direction transverse to the first flange surface and the second flange surface, the height of the stability fin being greater than the thickness of the stability fin.

US Pat. No. 11,109,642

LAYERED FOAM SOLE FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Reebok International Limi...


1. A method of making a midsole for an article of footwear, the method comprising:forming a plurality of foam layers;
arranging the plurality of foam layers in a mold;
inserting pins into the plurality of foam layers; and
delivering heat to an interface between adjacent foam layers of the plurality of foam layers via the pins to bond the plurality of foam layers together to form the midsole,
wherein the plurality of foam layers are arranged in the mold before delivering heat to the interface between adjacent foam layers of the plurality of foam layers.

US Pat. No. 11,109,641

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A SKIN LAYER BETWEEN A KNITTED COMPONENT AND A SOLE STRUCTURE


1. An article of footwear, comprising:a knitted component having an overfoot portion and an underfoot portion collectively defining a void for receiving a foot; and
at least one sole plate secured to the underfoot portion of the knitted component,
the underfoot portion of the knitted component comprising a first knit layer and a second layer, the first knit layer forming a first surface of the underfoot portion facing away from the at least one sole plate,
wherein the second layer of the underfoot portion, located between the first knit layer and the at least one sole plate, includes a first thermoplastic material having a first melting temperature, the first knit layer being located between the void and the second layer,
wherein a third layer, located between the second layer and the at least one sole plate, includes a second thermoplastic material having a second melting temperature, wherein the second thermoplastic material is different than the first thermoplastic material,
wherein a transition region is located between the second layer and the third layer, and
wherein the transition region comprises a mixture of the first thermoplastic material and the second thermoplastic material and secures the second layer to the third layer.

US Pat. No. 11,109,640

SHOE OUTSOLE MADE USING COMPOSITE SHEET MATERIAL

Dynasty Footwear, Ltd., ...


1. A method of making a shoe sole, comprising:(a) obtaining a piece of base material that has, on its bottom surface, a plurality of indentations and a plurality of protrusions;
(b) bonding a plurality of small individual particles to the bottom surface of said base material;
(c) grinding off ones of the small individual particles that attached to the protrusions during step (b), thereby providing a partially coated piece of base material having a bottom surface that is partially coated with said small individual particles; and
(d) fabricating a shoe sole by using the partially coated piece of base material to form a bottom layer of said shoe sole, so that the bottom surface of said partially coated piece of base material is adjacent to the ground during normal use of said shoe sole.

US Pat. No. 11,109,639

FOOTWEAR INSERT FORMED FROM A COMPOSITE ASSEMBLY HAVING ANTI-PUNCTURE AND ANISOTROPIC PROPERTIES

Carbitex, Inc., Kennewic...


1. An anti-puncture footwear insert configured to be incorporated into a sole assembly for an article of footwear and having anisotropic bending properties, the footwear insert comprising:a first layer comprising fabric having a compressive modulus and a tensile modulus greater than the compressive modulus;
a second layer comprising a fiber reinforced material positioned under the fabric;
an interfacing polymer layer interposed between the first layer and the second layer; and
a neutral bending plane disposed in the first layer;
wherein
the interfacing polymer layer comprises a polymer configured to act as an adhesive to bond the first layer to the second layer,
the footwear insert has a high resistance to bending in a first longitudinal direction and a low resistance to bending in an opposing second longitudinal direction, and
the first layer is configured to be in tension when the footwear insert bends in the first longitudinal direction and in compression when the footwear insert bends in the second longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 11,109,638

ORTHOTIC AND A METHOD OF MAKING AN ORTHOTIC

PEACOCKS ORTHOTICS LIMITE...


1. A method of making an orthotic, comprising the steps:taking measurements relating to a foot;
creating a digital representation of an orthotic on a display device based on said measurements, the orthotic having a heel portion for supporting a heel of a person and a distal portion located in front of said heel portion, said distal portion being divided into a first and a second distal portion;
varying a thickness of the digital representation of the first and second distal portions such that said first distal portion is thinner than said second distal portion and said first distal portion includes no perforations formed therein and said second distal portion includes perforations; and
using additive manufacturing using a substantially uniform material or materials to create a physical version of the digital representation of the orthotic.

US Pat. No. 11,109,637

CUSHIONING ARRANGEMENT FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF A SOLE STRUCTURE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...


1. A midsole for an article of footwear, the midsole comprising:a chamber including a first compartment separated from a second compartment, each of the first compartment and the second compartment including a first barrier element, a second barrier element, and a tensile element disposed within an interior void defined by the first barrier element and the second barrier element; and
a phase change material disposed within each interior void and operable between a first state having a first viscosity and a second state having a second viscosity greater than the first viscosity, the phase change material includes a first material and a second material, the second material having a phase transition temperature different than the first material, the first material entirely disposed in the first compartment and the second material entirely disposed in the second compartment.

US Pat. No. 11,109,636

CUSTOMIZABLE SHOE

VIDA SHOES INTERNATIONAL ...


1. A method of assembling a shoe system, comprising:receiving a shoe system comprising:a sole;
a shoe upper connected with the sole, the shoe upper including a first upper portion and a second upper portion;
a first permanent connector positioned on the first upper portion and located at a first side of the shoe upper, the first permanent connector being permanently connected to the first upper portion;
a second permanent connector positioned on the second upper portion and located at a second side of the shoe upper opposite to the first side of the shoe upper, the second permanent connector being permanently connected to the second upper portion; and
a removable and printable connector strap connectable across the shoe upper between the first permanent connector and the second permanent connector on the shoe upper, the removable and printable connector strap comprising a first releasable connector portion and a second releasable connector portion, the first releasable connector portion being releasably connectable with the first permanent connector at the first side of the shoe upper, and the second releasable connector portion being releasably connectable with the second permanent connector at the second side of the shoe upper, the connector strap comprising an outwardly facing surface configured to face away from the shoe upper and an inwardly facing surface configured to face toward the shoe upper, the connector strap comprising stitching;

positioning the received removable and printable connector strap, including the first releasable connector portion, the second connector portion, and the stitching thereof, in a printer, while the received removable and printable connector strap is entirely separated from the shoe upper, and
printing indicia onto the outwardly facing surface of the received removable and printable connector strap with the printer to customize the received shoe system as desired,
wherein there is no pre-existing printing on the outwardly facing surface of the received removable and printable connector strap prior to the indicia being printed on the outwardly facing surface, and
wherein the first releasable connector portion of the removable and printable connector strap is configured to adjustably connect to the first permanent connector of the shoe upper for tightness adjustment of the shoe upper around a foot of a wearer.

US Pat. No. 11,109,635

FOOTWEAR HAVING SENSOR SYSTEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...


1. An insert configured for use in an article of footwear, comprising:an insert member adapted to be placed in contact with a sole structure of the article of footwear, the insert member being formed of a flexible polymer material;
a sensor system comprising a plurality of force sensors connected to the insert member and a plurality of sensor leads extending away from the force sensors, the force sensors being adapted to sense a force exerted on the sole structure by a foot; and
a port connected to the insert member and the sensor system, the port comprising:a housing connected to the insert member, the housing comprising a chamber adapted to receive an electronic module therein;
a retaining structure comprising a ridge extending around at least a portion of an inner periphery of the housing and confronting the chamber, wherein the ridge is configured to be received within a recess in the electronic module to retain the electronic module in the chamber; and
an interface engaged with the housing and connected in communication with the plurality of sensor leads, and wherein the interface is adapted to form an electrical connection with the electronic module when the electronic module is received within the chamber.


US Pat. No. 11,109,634

INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC FOOTWEAR AND CONTROL LOGIC FOR EXECUTING AUTOMATED FOOTWEAR FEATURES

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...


1. An intelligent electronic shoe (IES) system, the IES system comprising:a shoe structure configured to attach to and support thereon a foot of a user;
an alert system mounted to the shoe structure and configured to generate visible, audible, and/or tactile outputs responsive to command signals;
a wireless communications device configured to wirelessly communicate with a security system computer of a security system; and
a controller operatively connected to the wireless communications device and the alert system, the controller being configured to:receive data indicative of a user location of the user being within a predetermined location or proximity relative to a facility monitored by the security system;
responsive to the user location being within the predetermined location or proximity to the facility, transmit a deactivation command signal to the security system computer requesting permission for the user to enter to the facility; and
transmit an alert command signal to the alert system to generate a user-perceptible visible, audible, and/or tactile alert indicative of permission to enter the facility.


US Pat. No. 11,109,633

HELMET


1. A helmet comprising:a shell; and
at least one force redirection member disposed between the shell and a head when the helmet is worn, the member configured to redirect a force impacting on the shell to a direction different from the original direction of the impact on the shell,
wherein the at least one force redirection member further comprises a wedge-shaped body having a base and an opposing incident surface disposed at an acute angle relative to a tangent of a surface of the helmet overlying the at least one force redirection member, whereby the force impacting on the shell is exerted on the incident surface to thereby redirect said force;
wherein the body comprises a composite structure of a first material and a second material different from the first material.

US Pat. No. 11,109,632

PROTECTIVE HELMET


1. A protective helmet, comprising:an outer shell including at least one aperture;
an inner shell slidingly connected to the outer shell, wherein the outer shell is connected to the inner shell by at least one elastomeric cord; and,
at least one expandable bladder positioned between the outer shell and the inner shell;
wherein, when a force strikes the helmet, the at least one expandable bladder is operatively arranged to displace radially outward in the at least one aperture and protrude beyond an outer surface of the outer shell.

US Pat. No. 11,109,631

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING A FORCE

HP1 Technologies Limited,...


1. A device for detecting a force or pressure applied to an object, the device comprising:a first flexible substrate layer having a first plurality of pressure sensors thereon; and
a first plurality of electrically conductive tracks;
wherein the first plurality of electrically conductive tracks is arranged to provide an electrical connection to the first plurality of pressure sensors; and
wherein the first plurality of electrically conductive tracks comprises a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, each first electrode and each second electrode being in electrical contact with a single pressure sensor of the first plurality of pressure sensors.

US Pat. No. 11,109,630

RIDE SHARE HELMET SAFETY COMPLIANCE


1. A rider safety compliance system, comprising:a physical lock mechanism securely mounted on at least one of a personal transport or a helmet, wherein the physical lock mechanism is mechanically adapted to lock and secure a helmet; and
a user interface adapted to provide the user with information to activate the personal transport, the information comprising a verification step indicating that the user does or does not want the helmet released.

US Pat. No. 11,109,629

ARTICLE OF APPAREL INCLUDING FABRIC HAVING AUXETIC STRUCTURE

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...


1. An article of apparel comprising:at least one fabric panel including a first yarn having a first denier, a second yarn having a second denier, and a third yarn having a third denier, the first denier greater than the second denier, the first yarn and the third yarn forming an auxetic structure comprising a pattern of interconnected segments defining cells, each cell having an interior area, wherein both the first yarn and the third yarn form each of the interconnected segments, the second yarn and the third yarn forming a fill portion extending between the interconnected segments of the auxetic structure and substantially filling the interior area of each cell.

US Pat. No. 11,109,628

HEADBAND WITH IMPACT PROTECTION


1. A protective headband, comprising:a fabric covering;
at least one force absorbing member being positioned about the protective headband and covered by the fabric covering; and
a tensioner attached to the at least one force absorbing member such that opposing end portions of the at least one force absorbing member are secured next to one another and configured to be biased towards one another by the tensioner, the tensioner being attached to an inner surface or outer surface of the at least one force absorbing member,
wherein the tensioner is covered by the fabric covering and unattached to the fabric covering, and
wherein the at least one force absorbing member comprises urethane foam and has a thickness of approximately 1 to 5 mm.

US Pat. No. 11,109,627

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PATTERN-MAKING FOR MASS CUSTOMIZED PRODUCTION OF APPARELS

ESHAKTI.COM PVT LTD, Che...


1. A computer assisted system [100] of pattern-making for mass customized production of apparels, comprising:a computing module [101] to compute plurality of operations as per a user's request;
a network [102] for communicating information between a client side [102 a] and a user device [106];
a design database [103] comprising a product pattern repository [103 a] and an order pattern repository [103 b];
one or more servers [104];
at least one processor [105];
a customization input module [107];
a user style recommendation module [108]; and
a comparison module [109],
wherein the computing module [101] is configured to receive user data input at a web portal or an application programming interface (API),
wherein the product pattern repository [103 a] is configured to store graded patterns of standard sizes and default style and body type for all launched garments,
wherein the order pattern repository [103 b] is configured to store previously processed ordered patterns for different sizes and style specification of order,
wherein the customization input module [107] is configured to incorporate one or more user preferences of style and attributes, and
wherein the product pattern repository [103 a] and the order pattern repository [103 b] are searched by the comparison module [109] for finding an exact match or a closest match to attributes and style preferences of the user, and then makes incremental changes with user requirements to create or manufacture a custom apparel.

US Pat. No. 11,109,626

HEAT SHIELDING SLEEVE

THE PARACOSM GROUP, LLC, ...


1. A heat shielding sleeve comprising:a sleeve body having:a first layer having a distal terminal end defining a distal terminal opening, a proximal terminal end opposing the distal terminal end and defining a proximal terminal opening, an axis extending longitudinally from the distal terminal opening to the proximal terminal opening, a sleeve length extending from the proximal terminal end to the distal terminal end, an inner surface enclosing and defining a limb placement cylindrical channel, and an outer surface opposing the inner surface, wherein the first layer is comprised of an elastically deformable material, and the distal terminal opening and the proximal terminal opening are axially aligned with one another about the axis spanning from the distal terminal opening to the proximal terminal opening; and
a second layer having an inner surface superimposed and directly coupled to the outer surface of the first layer, an outer surface opposing the inner surface of the second layer, and a plurality of raised members radially extending outwardly away from the outer surface of the first layer and defining respective raised surfaces spatially offset from the outer surface of the first layer of the sleeve body, the plurality of raised members defining a plurality of perimeter channels completely surrounding the respective raised surfaces, the plurality of raised members further defining an irregular and non-planar distal perimeter edge with respect to the distal terminal end of the first layer, and an irregular and non-planar proximal perimeter edge with respect to the proximal terminal end of the first layer;
the second layer spanning longitudinally and continuously at least 50% of the sleeve length and defining a plurality of exhaust enclosed apertures each respectively disposed within at least one of the plurality of perimeter channels, each aperture:having an outer opening disposed at the outer surface of the second layer and having an inner opening disposed at the inner surface of the second layer;
extending through the second layer from the respective outer opening to the respective inner opening, wherein the first layer extends along the inner surface of the second layer so as to cover the inner opening of each aperture; and
having a diameter of approximately 0.05 inch for thermally venting and protecting a user's skin.



US Pat. No. 11,109,625

FACE MASK AND SHIELD COMBINATION

Aver Technologies, Inc., ...


1. A wearable face covering, comprising:a mask, wherein the mask includes:a base with a first central opening, the base including an interior side at least partially enclosing an interior volume, and an exterior side;
an adapter including a flange and a coupling surface, the flange and the coupling surface surrounding a second central opening, wherein the flange abuts the interior side of the base, and the coupling surface extends through the first central opening of the base, wherein the coupling surface includes at least one first slot in fluid communication with the second central opening, wherein the at least one first slot has a portion that is substantially perpendicular to a central longitudinal axis of the second central opening, wherein the coupling surface also includes an interior recessed area; and
a filter removably disposed in the interior recessed area of the adapter;

a face shield including a partially-transparent screen;
a coupler including a flange, a venting surface surrounding a third central opening, and at least one second slot on the venting surface, wherein the second flange removably abuts the exterior side of the base, wherein the face shield is connected to the coupler and also configured to pivot relative to the coupler; and
a cap removably engageable with the adapter, wherein the cap is configured to prevent any gas passing through the filter in a first direction from exiting the mask in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 11,109,624

SANITARY FINGER COVERS AND DISPENSER


1. An article dispenser for dispensing sanitary finger covers, comprising:a) a housing containing at least one finger cover;
b) a chamber in said housing sized to receive a finger of a user, said chamber also receiving a finger cover and having a surface supporting a finger cover within said chamber, said surface being on a floor of said chamber made of a material permitting light transmission therethrough; and
c) means for sanitizing said finger cover received within said chamber;
d) whereby said user can move a user's finger into said chamber and subsequently remove said finger from said chamber with a sanitized finger cover attached to said finger.

US Pat. No. 11,109,623

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

Joyetech Europe Holding G...


1. A driver circuit for electronic cigarettes, comprising:an MCU;
a power source;
a first sampling circuit;
a second sampling circuit, and
a buck-boost driver circuit electrically connected to the MCU, a boosting circuit and MCU are respectively electrically connected the power source; the buck-boost driver circuit comprises a first half bridge drive circuit and a second half bridge drive circuit respectively electrically connected to the MCU, the first half bridge drive circuit is electrically connected to the second half bridge drive circuit through an inductor; one end of the first sampling circuit is electrically connected to an input terminal of the first half bridge drive circuit, through which the power source supplies power to the first half bridge drive circuit; the other end of the first sampling circuit is electrically connected to the MCU; one end of the second sampling circuit is electrically connected to the output terminal of the second half bridge drive circuit, and the other end of the second sampling circuit is electrically connected to the MCU.

US Pat. No. 11,109,622

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR METERED DOSING VAPORIZER

GoFire, Inc., Wheat Ridg...


1. A metered dosing vaporizer system comprising:a housing providing a first end and opposite thereto a second end;
a mouthpiece disposed proximate to the first end, the mouthpiece structured and arranged to rotate about the first end;
an attacher disposed proximate to the second end, the attacher structured and arranged for removable attachment to a power source;
a reservoir of liquid concentrate within the housing;
a vaporizer disposed proximate to the attacher and thermally isolated from the reservoir;
a vapor conduit passing generally from the vaporizer, through the housing to the mouthpiece; and
a metered rotation driven dispenser structured and arranged to apply a predetermined force upon the reservoir to dispense from the reservoir into the vaporizer a predetermined amount of liquid concentrate, wherein the metered rotation driven dispenser is coupled to the mouthpiece.

US Pat. No. 11,109,621

ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE

Fontem Holdings 1 B.V., ...


1. An electronic smoking device comprising a power supply/atomizer portion and a replaceable liquid reservoir portion configured to be coupled with the power supply/atomizer portion, wherein the liquid reservoir portion comprises a liquid reservoir adapted for storing a liquid and the power supply/atomizer portion comprises a power supply and an atomizer adapted to atomize the liquid stored in the liquid reservoir when operated by the power supply, whereinthe power supply/atomizer portion further comprisesa penetrating element configured to penetrate the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion and
a wick configured to be attached to the penetrating element and configured so that a portion of the wick entering the liquid reservoir when the power supply/atomizer portion is coupled with the liquid reservoir portion has a U-shape, and wherein

two extensions of leg portions of the U-shaped portion of the wick rejoin to form a single stranded wick portion.

US Pat. No. 11,109,620

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC SIMULATED SMOKING DEVICE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE VAPORIZATION CARTRIDGES


1. A wearable electronic simulated smoking device, comprising:an elongated tubular body having at least a portion thereof being bendable for said tubular body to at least partially encompass a portion of a user's body, said tubular body having a cartridge receiving chamber formed therein and said cartridge receiving chamber having an open distal end;
a power supply disposed in said bendable portion of 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 said bendable portion of said tubular body;
a controller disposed in said tubular body and being coupled to said power supply, said controller being configured to output an energization signal; and
a vaporization cartridge removably received within said cartridge receiving chamber, said vaporization cartridge including: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; and
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. 11,109,619

FILTER MATERIALS INCLUDING FUNCTIONALIZED CELLULOSE

Massachusetts Institute o...


1. A filter material, comprising:a fiber or network of fibers comprising a cellulose-based polymer comprising at least one binding site, the binding site comprising an aromatic group, wherein the cellulose-based polymer comprises the structure:




wherein:
R1 has a structure selected from the group consisting of:




R2 and R3 can be the same or different and are hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, a carbonyl group, any of which is optionally substituted; and
n is greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 11,109,618

SMOKING ARTICLE INCLUDING A FLAVOUR DELIVERY MEMBER

Philip Morris Products S....


1. A smoking article comprising a tobacco substrate and a filter, the filter comprising:a filter segment comprising filter material, the filter segment having a cross sectional area measured perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the filter; and
a flavour delivery member embedded in the filter segment and surrounded on all sides by the filter material of the filter segment, the flavour delivery member comprising structural material enclosing liquid flavourant for flavouring smoke during smoking, wherein the flavour delivery member releases at least a portion of the liquid flavourant when the filter is subjected to external force;
wherein a cross sectional area of the flavour delivery member measured perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the filter is 30%, or greater, of the cross sectional area of the filter segment, and
wherein the filter material of the filter segment comprises fibres of between 5.0 and 12.0 denier per filament and between 10000 and 30000 total denier;
wherein the filter segment and the flavour delivery member are circular in cross section, the diameter of the filter segment is between 3.6 mm and 6.5 mm, and the diameter of the flavour delivery member is between 2.5 mm and 4.5 mm;
wherein the flavour delivery member comprises a capsule;
wherein the smoking article further comprises tipping material attaching the tobacco substrate and the filter, the tipping material including a ventilation zone comprising perforations through the tipping material, the perforations being located upstream of the flavour delivery member;
wherein the filter further comprises a cavity upstream of the filter segment containing the flavour delivery member,
wherein the filter comprises a hollow tube upstream of the filter segment, wherein the hollow tube defines the cavity upstream of the filter segment, and
and wherein the filter further comprises a cavity downstream of the filter segment, the cavity downstream of the filter element being an open cavity at the mouth end.

US Pat. No. 11,109,616

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION

Societe des Produits Nest...


1. A method for producing a nutritional composition, the method comprising:(a) providing a solution comprising a first mineral selected from the group consisting of calcium citrate, potassium citrate, potassium phosphate monobasic, and mixtures thereof;
(b) adding at least one potato protein to the solution of step (a);
(c) adding at least one carbohydrate and/or at least one fat to the solution of step (b); and
(d) spray drying the solution of step (c).

US Pat. No. 11,109,615

VITAMIN A COMPOSITION

Societe des Produits Nest...


1. A process for preparing a stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition, the process comprising:providing triglycerides, lecithin, and at least one liquid compound selected from the group consisting of vitamin A and provitamin A; and
mixing the triglycerides, the lecithin and the at least one compound to form the stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition,
wherein the stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition consists of the triglycerides, the lecithin, the at least one compound, and water;
the triglycerides are at least 50 wt. % of the total weight of the stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition;
the lecithin is 0.1-30 wt. % based on the amount of the triglycerides; and
the stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition has a water content between 0.001 wt % and 4 wt. % of the total weight of the stabilized vitamin A or provitamin A composition.

US Pat. No. 11,109,614

FLAVOR DISPENSER DEVICE AND A HEAD MOUNTING DEVICE WITH THE FLAVOR DISPENSER DEVICE


1. A flavor dispenser device comprising:a first housing, wherein the first housing comprises:a tape cartridge, which includes one or more flavor strip;
a drive mechanism to advance the tape cartridge inside the first housing,
wherein the one or more flavor strip is dispensed from the first housing in case the drive mechanism is in operation;

an actuator operably coupled to the drive mechanism to actuate the drive mechanism; and
a second housing, wherein the actuator is secured in the second housing,
wherein the second housing is detachably connected to the first housing such that the actuator is connected to the drive mechanism, and
wherein the second housing further comprises a photoresistor and a Light Emitting Diode (LED); wherein the photoresistor and the LED are positioned against the tape cartridge when the first housing is connected to the second housing, such that the light emitted by the LED is reflected of the tape cartridge and the reflected light is received by the photoresistor.

US Pat. No. 11,109,612

INSTANT HOT WATER DRINKS


1. A method of producing casing which is dissolvable in water, the method comprising the steps of:forming first and second ribbons of a material for forming a food grade exterior layer, each of the first and second ribbons defining an interior surface and an exterior surface;
forming a food grade inner protective layer on the interior surfaces of the first and second ribbons;
guiding the first and second ribbons between first and second rollers;
after forming the food grade inner protective layer on the interior surfaces of the first and second ribbons, disposing a consumable substance between the first and second ribbons, the consumable substance being separated from the first and second ribbons with the food grade inner protective layer;
forming a plurality of casings with the first and second rollers to encapsulate the consumable substance within the casing.

US Pat. No. 11,109,610

RAPIDLY COOLING FOOD AND DRINKS

ColdSnap, Corp., Billeri...


1. A machine for producing single serving of a cooled food or drink, the machine comprising:a cooling system defining a recess sized to receive a pod comprising at least one ingredient for producing the frozen confection;
a track or rail extending perpendicularly to an axis of the recess;
a sliding lid assembly moveable along the track or rail between a closed position covering the recess and an open position uncovering the recess, the sliding assembly comprising:a driveshaft movable parallel to an axis of the recess between an engaged position extending into the recess and a disengaged position outside the recess; and
a motor mechanically connected to the driveshaft and operable to rotate the driveshaft.


US Pat. No. 11,109,609

NON-DAIRY HIGH-DENSITY KOSHER FROZEN DESSERT PRODUCT AND PROCESS THEREFOR

BELGIAN GOURMET LTD., Be...


1. A method for forming a kosher, high-protein, lactose-free, vegetarian, non-dairy frozen dessert, the method comprising:a. forming a first mixture by mixing by weight 90.6-98.5% water, 0-8.2% sugar, and 1.1-1.46% stabilizer for a minimum time of five minutes and under twenty minutes using a blender;
b. mixing the first mixture with ingredients comprising at least one of a non-dairy, non-whipped creamer, a non-dairy, non-whipped topping, or a non-dairy, non-whipped base, for under thirty minutes and a minimum time of ten minutes to form a light mix, wherein the weight ratio of the water in the first mixture to the at least one non-dairy, non-whipped topping, a non-dairy, non-whipped creamer, and a non-dairy, non-whipped base is approximately 1:1
c. folding said light mix with at least one pre-pasteurized egg ingredient in for less than twenty minutes and a minimum of ten minutes to form a heavy mix, wherein the weight ratio of said at least one pre-pasteurized egg ingredient to water in the first mixture is 0.375-0.7 to 1; and
d. freezing said heavy mix for less than twenty minutes and a minimum of fifteen minutes to form said kosher, high-protein, lactose-free, vegetarian, non-dairy, frozen dessert having a density of 0.7-0.9 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 11,109,604

DAIRY PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Memtec LLC, Sun Valley, ...


1. A method for filtering milk, the method comprising:filtering milk with a wide-pore filter to produce a wide-pore retentate and a wide-pore permeate, wherein the wide-pore retentate comprises casein and beta-lactoglobulin;
ultra-filtering the wide-pore permeate to produce an ultra-filtered retentate and an ultra-filtered permeate, wherein the ultra-filtered retentate comprises alpha-lactalbumin;
nano-filtering the ultra-filtered permeate to produce a nano-filtered retentate and a nano-filtered permeate, wherein the nano-filtered retentate comprises lactose;
performing reverse osmosis on the nano-filtered permeate to produce a reverse osmosis retentate and a reverse osmosis permeate; and
combining at least a portion of two or more of the wide-pore retentate, the ultra-filtered retentate, the reverse osmosis retentate, and the reverse osmosis permeate to produce an alpha-filtered milk product.

US Pat. No. 11,109,603

PROBIOTIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

H.J. Heinz Company Brands...


1. A method of modulating the immune system in a subject, the method comprising:a) identifying a subject in need of immune system modulation;
b) administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition comprising a food product wherein the food product has been fermented by probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74, International Depository Accession Number LMG P-24778, wherein any Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 cells present in the composition are dead or have been rendered incapable of cell division.

US Pat. No. 11,109,602

NANO-CELLULOSE COATINGS TO PREVENT DAMAGE IN FOODSTUFFS

Oregon State University, ...


1. A plant, fruit, vegetable, or part thereof, coated with a film formed from a composition comprising 0.188 wt % to 2 wt % of a cellulose nanomaterial comprising cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, or a combination thereof and further comprising cellulose microfibrils, cellulose microcrystals, or a combination thereof; wherein the film formed from the composition prevents or mitigates pre- and/or post-harvest damage in the plant, fruit, vegetable, or part thereof.

US Pat. No. 11,109,601

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLD SMOKING MEAT OR SEAFOOD

Sea Delight International...


1. A smoking apparatus for producing a blending smoke for smoking meat or seafood, the smoking apparatus comprising:an inlet for receiving a first unfiltered smoke comprising a harsh flavor imparting characteristic;
a filter in communication with the inlet for removing the harsh flavor imparting characteristic from the first smoke thereby producing a filtered smoke;
a smoke collection chamber for receiving an organic smoking material, the smoke collection chamber in communication with a burner for smoking material placed in the smoke collection chamber to generate an unfiltered smoke;
a smoke mixing bladder in communication with both the filter and the smoke collection chamber for receiving the filtered smoke and the unfiltered smoke for blending the filtered smoke and the unfiltered smoke for providing a blended smoke for curing and cold smoking a meat or seafood;
a cold smoking chamber in communication with the smoke mixing bladder for receiving blended smoke therefrom and the smoke collection chamber for receiving unfiltered smoke therefrom, the cold smoking chamber suitable for holding meat or seafood for cold smoking thereof;
a flow meter and a flow valve between the smoke mixing bladder and the cold smoking chamber for allowing variable control of the flow of blended smoke into the cold smoking chamber; and
a flow meter and a flow valve between the smoke collection chamber and the cold smoking chamber for allowing variable control of the flow of unfiltered smoke into the cold smoking chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,109,600

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PELLET-FIRED SMOKER


1. A pellet-fired smoker comprising:a smoke chamber having a rack therein and a smoke stack with a hollow interior slidably extending therefrom, the smoke stack having an upper opening disposed outside the smoke chamber and a lower opening disposed inside the smoke chamber;
a hopper for receiving pellets therein coupled to the smoke chamber;
a first auger connected to the hopper for delivering pellets to a first fire pot located within the smoke chamber, the first fire pot configured to provide a first flow of heat and a first flow of smoke;
a second auger connected to the hopper for delivering pellets to a second fire pot located within the smoke chamber, the second fire pot configured to provide a second flow of heat and a second flow of smoke;
wherein the second fire pot has a perforated lid thereon for increasing an amount of smoke created when the pellets are burned in the second fire pot, thereby increasing the second flow of smoke without significantly increasing the second flow of heat; and
wherein sliding the smoke stack down into the smoke chamber lowers the lower opening to increase smoke within the smoke chamber and sliding the smoke stack up raises the lower opening to decrease the smoke within the smoke chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,109,599

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REGULATING THE FLOW OF SMOKE IN AN INDOOR SMOKER

Haier US Appliance Soluti...


1. An indoor smoker defining a vertical, a lateral, and a transverse direction, the indoor smoker comprising:a cabinet;
a smoking chamber positioned within the cabinet;
a smoke regulating assembly operably coupled with the smoking chamber, the smoke regulating assembly comprising:an outer housing defining an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture, wherein the inlet aperture comprises a first inlet and a second inlet defined proximate a bottom of the outer housing, and wherein the outlet aperture comprises a first outlet and a second outlet defined proximate a top of the outer housing;
a firebox positioned within and fixed relative to the outer housing, the firebox defining a smoldering chamber for receiving combustible material and a flow of fresh air to generate a flow of smoke; and
a control cylinder rotatably mounted within the outer housing and around the firebox, the control cylinder defining a plurality of flow regulating apertures and being rotatable to selectively align the flow regulating apertures with the inlet aperture and the outlet aperture to regulate the flow of fresh air and the flow of smoke.


US Pat. No. 11,109,597

SUSPENSION UNIT WITH INCLINED GUIDE RAIL


1. A suspension unit for taking up and transporting sausage loops with hooks circulating around a guide rail, where said guide rail has an elongate front side and an oppositely disposed rear side, wherein said guide rail is inclined relative to a horizontal plane such that said front side is at a higher level than said rear side, and wherein said guide rail is pivotable about an axis of rotation by a pivot angle ?.

US Pat. No. 11,109,594

STORAGE STABLE AZADIRACHTIN FORMULATIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

GOWAN COMPANY, L.L.C., Y...


1. A composition comprising a neem extract or biomass comprising azadirachtin and a water-soluble, non-ionic polysiloxane surfactant, wherein at least 90% of the azadirachtin remains present after an accelerated aging test of 14 days at 54° C. in a sealed container, and wherein the composition is a non-aqueous, liquid concentrate.

US Pat. No. 11,109,593

ISOXAZOLIN-5-ONE DERIVATIVE AND HERBICIDE CONTAINING SAME AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

HOKKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...


1. An isoxazolin-5-one derivative of formula (1):



wherein,
R1 is a C1-C6 haloalkyl group;
R2 is a hydrogen atom,a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkyl group,
a C2-C6 alkenyl group,
a C2-C6 alkynyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C7-C11 aralkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a phenoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C7-C11 aralkyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a phenylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylcarbonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkenylcarbonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkynylcarbonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkylcarbonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylthio C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group,
a benzoyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C7-C11 aralkylcarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a heterocyclic carbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a heterocyclic C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkoxycarbonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkenyloxycarbonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkynyloxycarbonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxycarbonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylthio C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a phenoxycarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C7-C11 aralkyloxycarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a phenoxy C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a heterocyclic oxycarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a heterocyclic C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylthiocarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylthiocarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylaminocarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylaminocarbonyl group,
a di-C1-C6 alkylaminocarbonyl group wherein the di-C1-C6 alkyl groups may be same or different,
a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkenylsulfonyl group,
a C2-C6 alkynylsulfonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkylsulfonyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group,
a phenylsulfonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C7-C11 aralkylsulfonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl group,
or a di-C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl group wherein the di-C1-C6 alkyl groups may be same or different;

R3 is a hydrogen atom,a halogen atom,
a C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group,
a phenyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
an amino group,
a C1-C6 alkylamino group,
or a di-C1-C6 alkylamino group wherein the di-C1-C6 alkyl groups may be same or different;

R4 is a hydrogen atom,a C1-C15 alkyl group,
a C1-C15 haloalkyl group,
a C2-C6 alkenyl group,
a C2-C6 haloalkenyl group,
a C2-C6 alkynyl group,
a C2-C6 haloalkynyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group,
a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylamino C1-C6 alkyl group,
a di-C1-C6 alkylamino C1-C6 alkyl group wherein the di-C1-C6 alkyl groups may be same or different,
a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group,
a phenyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a C7-C11 aralkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, cyano, nitro, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkoxy group, a C1-C6 alkylthio group or a C1-C6 haloalkylthio group,
an indanyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a tetrahydronaphthyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a heterocyclic C1-C6 alkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a phenoxy C1-C6 alkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a C7-C11 aralkyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a phenylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group; a benzoyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a C7-C11 aralkylcarbonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group,
a C1-C6 alkylaminocarbonyl group,
a di-C1-C6 alkylaminocarbonyl group wherein the di-C1-C6 alkyl groups may be same or different,
a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group,
a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl group,
a phenylsulfonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group,
or a C7-C11 aralkylsulfonyl group which may be monosubstituted or polysubstituted with a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group or a C1-C6 alkoxy group;

X is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, or a C1-C6 alkoxy group; and
n is an integer of 1 to 4, wherein X's may be different from each other when n represents an integer of 2 to 4.

US Pat. No. 11,109,589

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A HOMOGENEOUS SOLUTION OF A POLYMER AND MELANIN

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND...


1. A process for preparing a solution of a polymer and melanin comprising the steps of:a. dissolving a polymer in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (TBAH) solution under continuous vortex mixing for a time period ranging from 1 to 2 hr to obtain a solution;
b. dissolving melanin in tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (TBAH) solution under continuous vortex mixing for a time period ranging from 1 to 2 hr followed by mixing with the solution of step (a) to obtain a mixed solution,
wherein the relative amounts of the polymer and the melanin in the mixed solution are in the range of 95 to 99 weight % and in the range of 1 to 5 weight %, respectively.

US Pat. No. 11,109,586

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED WILDLIFE DETECTION, MONITORING AND CONTROL

BIRD CONTROL GROUP, BV, ...


1. A bird deterrence system comprising:a camera device configured to acquire a sequence of images of a region of interest;
a first central processing device including a Convoluted Neural Network (CNN) which employs an unsupervised learning method to create a background mask containing backgrounds made up of pixels within said sequence of images that have a low probability of changing over time said processing device detecting pixel values that differ significantly from said background mask to detect birds within said images of said region of interest, said first central processing device creating a data set relative to detected birds within said images of said region of interest;
a second central processing device running a software application which is programmed to:receive said data set from said first central processing device; and
generate a repelling action effective for targeting detected birds within said region of interest based on said data set;

a device configured to produce a repelling action;
a control unit configured to control the device,
wherein the control unit is programmed to:
receive said generated repelling action; and
control the device consistent with said generated repelling action.

US Pat. No. 11,109,585

AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING CONTROL SYSTEM

BILBERRY SAS, Gentilly (...


1. A system for controlling the spraying of agricultural product, which system is specifically intended to be mounted on a spray boom of an agricultural machine, the spray boom comprising a set of spray nozzles that are selectively activatable to spray an agricultural product, the system including:a set of cameras suitable for being secured to the spray boom for capturing images of the ground on which the agricultural machine moves;
a measuring system for determining information, in real time, regarding the distance of the cameras from the ground; and
a processing unit communicating with the cameras and said measuring system, the processing unit being suitable for selectively controlling the spray nozzles, wherein, during operation, the processing unit is capable of:
identifying a target plant in a ground image received from a camera;
on the basis of information regarding the current distance of the camera in question from the ground, regarding the direction of observation of the target plant and regarding a ground speed of the agricultural machine, selecting at least one nozzle to be activated in order to spray the agricultural product onto the target plant; determining an activation time of each selected nozzle; and transmitting an activation command to the or each nozzle to trigger the spraying of said target plant, wherein the information regarding the direction of observation of the target plant is obtained from an orientation of the line of sight of the camera and from information regarding the position of the target plant in the images taken by the camera.

US Pat. No. 11,109,584

METHOD FOR THE APPLICATION OF PRODUCTS IN LIQUID OR SEMILIQUID STATE, SUCH AS CHEMICALS FOR AGRICULTURAL USE AND THE LIKE, USING A ROTATING ATOMIZER DEVICE

Mercedes Bonamico, Cordo...


1. A method for application of agrochemical products in a liquid or a semi-liquid state onto a crop, the method including the following steps:mounting a rotating atomizer device on an agricultural machine, the rotating atomizer device including at least two atomizer devices, a controller; an uninterruptible power supply with electrical noise filtering; a data transmission/power cabling; a GPS module, and a meteorology center, wherein each one of the atomizing devices is connected to the controller, which in turn feeds each one of the rotating atomizer devices from a rotary direct current source, wherein said connection allows data communication between the rotating atomizer devices and the controller; wherein each rotating atomizer device is intelligent and self-diagnosing, each one of the rotary atomizer devices is network connected to the controller that is in charge of sending instructions and operating parameters for the execution of the application of the fluid and also receiving the information to store, process, transmit or generate corresponding corrections and changes; wherein the GPS module spatially locates the agricultural machine and manages information in a digital file in order to obtain an appropriate dose of the agrochemical products that have to be applied in each atomizer rotary device and manage flow limiters of each atomizer rotary device;
individually regulating a voltage for a speed of an engine of each one of the atomizer devices, modifying a parameter of a power supply of the engine to ensure that a rotation speed of each one of the atomizer devices is the correct one;
measuring the speed of the engine under control and correcting any deviation or separation from programmed operating values;
determining an application area, and through analysis thereof, regulating the rotational speed of each of the rotating atomizer devices;
producing drops of the agrochemical products in the form of a fog, wherein the size of the drops depends on the rotational speed of the rotating atomizer devices; and
spraying the right dose of the fog onto the crop.

US Pat. No. 11,109,583

INSECT TRAPPING LIGHT

KP Solutions, Inc., Luce...


1. An insect trap light comprising:a visible light housing portion having a floor, sidewalls extending from said floor, and a translucent light diffuser plate, the combination of the floor, sidewalls and light diffuser plate creating an enclosed visible light chamber;
a visible light source mounted within said visible light chamber;
an insect trapping housing portion having a mounting plate coupled to said visible light housing portion creating an ultraviolet light chamber, said insect trapping housing portion being outside said enclosed visible light chamber;
wherein said light diffuser plate is considered a front surface, said mounting plate is considered a rear surface, and said ultraviolet light chamber includes side openings extending between said front surface and said rear surface;
an ultraviolet light source mounted within said ultraviolet light chamber, and
an adhesive board removably mounted within said ultraviolet light chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,109,582

INSECT TRAP

The University of Greenwi...


1. An insect trap comprising:an enclosure for receiving a human or an animal therein, and comprising an opening configured to allow air to flow out of the enclosure and prevent insects from entering the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a fan for blowing air through the opening towards the outside; and
a trapping unit disposed outside of the enclosure and in fluidic communication with the opening, and comprising a heatable container and a heating element, wherein the fan does not suck air into the trapping unit;
wherein the heatable container comprises either: (i) adhesive material, or (ii) material comprising insecticide, and is configured to hold a liquid for retaining heat energy, and wherein the heating element is configured to heat the heatable container and the liquid held therein.

US Pat. No. 11,109,581

CONTAINER FOR VERTICALLY STORING CRANKBAIT FISHING LURE

Mafia Outdoors, LLC, Rus...


1. A storage container for a crankbait fishing lure, the storage container comprising:a. a front wall;
b. a back wall opposite the front wall;
c. a first side wall connecting the front wall and the back wall;
d. a second side wall connecting the front wall and the back wall;
e. a bottom surface connected to the first side wall, the second side wall, the front wall, and the back wall to form a first compartment, wherein the first compartment comprises an upper perimeter;
f. a lid, wherein the lid has an open position and a closed position, wherein the lid comprises a second compartment formed by a plurality of lid walls and a top lid surface, wherein the second compartment comprises a lower perimeter;
g. a first lengthwise divider and a second lengthwise divider extending between the first side wall and the second side wall; and
h. a first widthwise divider and a second widthwise divider extending between the front wall and the back wall, wherein the first and second lengthwise dividers and the first and second widthwise dividers form a sub-compartment in the first compartment, wherein the sub-compartment vertically receives a crankbait fishing lure such that a bill of the crankbait fishing lure extends above the first and second lengthwise dividers and the first and second widthwise dividers and out of the first compartment into the second compartment when the lid is in the closed position, wherein the upper perimeter of the first compartment faces the lower perimeter of the second compartment when the lid is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,580

FISHING LINE ACCESSORY SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES

FIELD SYSTEM RESEARCH, LL...


1. A fishing line accessory system for securing fishing accessories to a fishing line, said system comprising:(a) a primary coupling component;
(b) a secondary coupling component coupleable with said primary coupling component, said fishing line being securable between said primary coupling component and said secondary coupling component;
(c) at least one fishing accessory, said at least one fishing accessory being at least one inflatable fishing accessory;
(d) at least one of said coupling components having an air path defined therein and a valve positioned within said air path, air being introducible to said at least one inflatable fishing accessory via said valve and air path;
(e) at least one of the primary coupling component and the secondary coupling component being a male coupling component having a shaft forked to have at least two tines separated by at least one gap; and
(f) at least one other of the primary coupling component and the secondary coupling component being a female coupling component;
(g) wherein when said male coupling component is at least partially mated with said female coupling component, said at least two tines and said at least one gap are positioned at least partially within said female coupling component.

US Pat. No. 11,109,579

FISHING JIG

HOOKUP BAITS, INC., San ...


1. A fishing jig, comprising:a skirt consisting of:a generally tubular body that extends along a longitudinal axis between a closed head end and a tail end that includes an opening, wherein the tail end is tapered from a taper start point on a top of the tubular body to a distal tip on a bottom of the tubular body, wherein the tail end comprises a single slit extending from the distal tip along the bottom of the tubular body dividing a distal-most portion of the tail end into exactly two split tail portions, and wherein the slit extends along the bottom of the tubular body to a slit stop point that is positioned between the taper start point and the distal tip; and
a channel formed within the tubular body that extends along the longitudinal axis from the opening through the tubular body at least partway toward the head end.


US Pat. No. 11,109,577

DEVICE, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING PESTICIDE IN A FISH PEN

NIVA, Oslo (NO)


1. A distribution device for treating a fluid, comprising:a pesticide,
a body comprising a base for carrying the pesticide,
wherein the pesticide is able to be excreted into a volume of fluid when the body is brought in contact with the fluid,
one or more protrusions for increasing an area of the device and thereby a contact area between the base for carrying the pesticide and the fluid in which it is released, and
a sensor arrangement configured to determine a level of pesticide concentration in the fluid outside the device.

US Pat. No. 11,109,576

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...


1. A method of managing livestock, comprising:selecting an area of interest (AOI) from among a plurality of AOIs as a target AOI;
defining a route along which livestock is to be guided to the target AOI;
guiding the livestock to the target AOI via the defined route using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV);
identifying a stress condition of the livestock using the UAV,
wherein identifying the stress condition comprises identifying an animal not belonging to the livestock causing stress in at least one animal belonging to the livestock; and
reducing the stress condition of the livestock using the UAV,
wherein reducing the stress condition comprises diverting the identified animal not belonging to the livestock away from the livestock by adjusting the distance of the UAV relative to the identified animal.

US Pat. No. 11,109,575

BEE FEEDER HAVING LABYRINTHINE PASSAGES

TURTLE BEAR HOLDINGS, LLC...


15. A labyrinthine bee feeding apparatus comprising:a housing comprising:at least one entrance connected to one or more passageways each having at least one bend, wherein each of the at least one bend is configured to allow passage of a bee therethrough and to inhibit passage of a yellow jacket, wasp, or hornet; and
at least one feed dispensing area within the housing, located at a terminus of each of the one or more passageways;

a one-way port leading from the at least one feed dispensing area to an exterior of the housing that is configured to allow a bee to exit the at least one feed dispensing area and to inhibit reentry of the bee and/or to prevent entry of a yellow jacket, wasp, or hornet; and
a cover member positioned over the housing that is configured to receive and secure a removable feeding vessel in fluid communication with the at least one feed dispensing area;
wherein the housing and/or cover member further comprise:one or more communication devices comprising:wireless internet receivers/transmitters;

one or more monitoring and/or attracting devices selected from:internal or external video cameras,
electric eye counter mechanisms,
pollen sensors,
internal or external light sources,
sonic emitting devices,
fragrance emitting devices, or
combinations thereof;
wherein the monitoring devices are configured to monitor the number of bee visits to the bee feeding apparatus; and

one or more power sources selected from:batteries,
rechargeable batteries, or
solar panels;
wherein the one or more power sources is configured to provide power to the one or more communication devices and the one or more monitoring and/or attracting devices.



US Pat. No. 11,109,574

PLATFORM BIRD FEEDER WITH AN ADJUSTABLE WOBBLING BAFFLE

Woodstream Corporation, ...


1. A bird feeder comprising a support member, a baffle resiliently mounted on the support member to provide tilting movement of the baffle relative to the support member when a weight is applied to one side of the baffle, and a securing mechanism for resiliently mounting the baffle on the support member to provide said tilting movement, said securing mechanism including a fastening element having a lower part, a locking element having a bore receiving said lower part of the fastening element when the feeder is assembled, and a resilient member positioned between the locking element and an underside of the baffle, the locking element engaging with said lower part of the fastening element and configured to selectively squeeze said lower part of the fastening element to bring the fastening element into frictional engagement with the support member below the baffle while compressing the resilient member against the underside of the baffle when the locking element is tightened on the fastening element lower part.

US Pat. No. 11,109,573

ROTARY BIRD FEEDER DEVICE


1. A rotary bird feeder device, comprising a pole body and a bird feeder disposed on a top of the pole body, the bird feeder being horizontally rotatable relative to the pole body; the pole body being provided with a direction indicator, the direction indicator having a bird feeding space therein for storing birdseed, the direction indicator further having a plurality of stations around the bird feeding space for birds to rest thereon.

US Pat. No. 11,109,572

OBJECT RELEASE ENCLOSURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME


1. An object release enclosure comprising:one or more side walls having (i) a lower side wall edge surrounding a lower side wall opening within said one or more side walls and (ii) an upper side wall edge surrounding an upper side wall opening within said one or more side walls;
a top wall extending along the upper side wall edge of said one or more side walls so as to cover said upper side wall opening, said top wall in combination with said one or more side walls surrounding an enclosure volume;
a release mechanism positioned along said top wall or said one or more side walls, said release mechanism providing at least one release opening within (i) said top wall, (ii) said one or more side walls, or (iii) at a junction between said top wall and said upper side wall edge, when said release mechanism is activated; and wherein said release mechanism comprises a foot pedal, and one or more connecting members that connect said foot pedal to (i) said top wall, (ii) said one or more side walls, or (iii) both of (i) said top wall and (ii) said one or more side walls; wherein said one or more connecting members comprising (i) one or more moving members attached to said foot pedal so as to move when said foot pedal moves, (ii) one or more wire components attached to said foot pedal so as to move when said foot pedal moves, (iii) one or more first latches that move from a secure position to an unsecure position when said foot pedal moves, (iv) one or more connector components attached to (a) said top wall, (b) said one or more side walls, or (c) both (a) and (b) that are disconnected from said one or more first latches when said foot pedal moves, or (v) any combination of or all of (i) to (iv).

US Pat. No. 11,109,571

SOCIAL GROUP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR

Fort Supply IP, LLC, Kay...


1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of signals from a plurality tags coupled with each animal of a plurality of animals, each signal comprising geospatial data;
determining a position of each animal of the plurality of animals relative to the position of the plurality of animals based on the geospatial data from each of the plurality of tags; and
determining a breeding behavior of a first animal of the plurality of animals based on the position of the first animal relative to the position of the plurality of animals; and
transmitting an alert in response to the breeding behavior.

US Pat. No. 11,109,570

PET LEASH


1. A pet leash, comprising:an elongated strap defining a first end disposed oppositely a second end;
wherein the first end defines a fixed loop;
the fixed loop is configured to be held by a user;
a ring defined on the second end;
the ring slidably disposed around the elongated strap, between the first end and the second end thereof, such that an adjustable loop is defined;
an attachment strap having an attachment end disposed oppositely a leash end;
wherein the attachment strap is slidably disposed upon the adjustable loop defined by the elongated strap;
the attachment strap comprising a fastener disposed on the attachment end thereof;
wherein the attachment strap is attached to the elongated strap via an S-lock;
wherein the S-lock comprises a pair of opposing openings configured to allow the elongated strap to form a loop between a first opposing opening and a second opposing opening;
the attachment strap defined between the pair of opposing openings;
wherein the elongated strap is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is defined where the elongated strap is utilized as a conventional leash and the second position is defined where the adjustable loop on the second end of the elongated strap is disposed on an upper portion of the dog's neck, wherein the attachment strap attaches to a collar of the animal in the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 11,109,568

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ATTACHING AN EAR TAG


1. A method for attaching an ear tag to an ear and for severing a sample containing tissue of the ear from the ear, the method comprising:moving a mandrel, which is fixed to a mandrel part of the ear tag, by means of applicator pliers along a first movement path through the ear and into a hole formed in a hole part of the ear tag and such that the mandrel becomes anchored in the hole formed in the hole part of the ear tag, and
obtaining the sample with the aid of a removal head that is removably mounted on the applicator pliers, wherein the sample moved transversely with respect to the first movement path of the mandrel and thereby prevented from engaging with the hole formed in the hole part of the ear tag before the mandrel becomes anchored in the hole.

US Pat. No. 11,109,567

SPLASH-GUARD SYSTEM AND METHOD


1. A method of using a splash-guard system for feeding or watering a pet, the method consisting essentially of:providing the splash-guard system consisting essentially of a guard-member including, a first-sidewall defining a first-interior-volume, said first-sidewall forming an external-flange around a bottom peripheral of said first-sidewall; a base-member positioned under said guard-member, said base-member including, a second-sidewall and a base defining a second-interior-volume, and an exterior-lip around a top peripheral of said second-sidewall opposite of said base; and a mat configured to provide a friction-surface,
placing said base-member on said mat,
fastening said mat to said base member via a fastener,
placing a pet bowl on said base of said base-member,
placing pet food or liquid within said pet bowl, and
placing said guard-member around said pet bowl, said external-flange providing a sealed connection surface with said exterior-lip.

US Pat. No. 11,109,566

SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROLLED DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD FOR FEEDING ANIMALS


1. A system for the controlled distribution of food for feeding animals, the system comprising:a plurality of circular concentric sections and separated at a distance from each other such that respective tracks of displacement are defined between them, said sections being interrupted in a middle portion by a passage projecting towards the center,
a self-propelled central pivot machine arranged in said center and connected to an external feeding means, said self-propelled machine having at least one pivot base and at least one main head;
at least a first pivoting span connected to said pivot base and at which proximal end said main head is arranged while at the distal end there is a discharge head;
at least a main pipe that transports the food coming from the external feeding means to the main head and from the latter to the discharge head;
wherein, said discharge head comprises means for discharging food coming from the main pipe to respective feeders that surround the perimeter of the concentric circular sections, and at least one lower rolling train that allows the transfer of the discharge head through the displacement tracks.

US Pat. No. 11,109,565

HAY BALE CRADLE


1. A manger style hay bale handling apparatus comprising:a manger shell structure positioned within a structural frame and pivotably mounted to the structural frame and moveable between a first bale retaining position and a second bale retaining position;
wherein the manger shell structure (10) comprises a plurality of curved shaped ribs (12) being spaced apart to form a cradle framework providing longitudinal support for a horizontally positioned round hay bale
a mounting platform for elevating the manger shell structure above ground wherein the mounting platform comprises a pair of parallel spaced apart skids (14);
a cross member (16) is rotatably connected to the manger shell structure (10) with a fixture (18) that allows the manger shell structure to rotate;
wherein the cross member (16) is perpendicular to the parallel, spaced apart skids (14);
wherein the cross member (16) is supported by the parallel, spaced apart skids (14); and a lock for locking the manger shell structure in a fixed position;
wherein the lock is two rotatable bars (20) attached to the pair of parallel skids (14) and two locking mechanisms (22) attached to the manger shell structure (10).

US Pat. No. 11,109,564

SOIL AMENDMENT AND METHOD

CCD Holdings LLC, Hollan...


1. A digestate composition capable of being included in a soil amendment, comprising:at least one solvent;
a lignocellulosic fiber processed by ruminant digestion and anaerobic digestion; and
wherein the density of the fiber of the digestate composition ranges from between approximately 0.400 grams per cubic centimeter to approximately 1.40 grams per cubic centimeter.

US Pat. No. 11,109,563

LOW DENSITY COATED ANIMAL LITTER COMPOSITIONS


1. An animal litter composition comprising (i) non-agglomerated particles comprising expanded perlite; and (ii) a coating on an outer surface of each particle, the coating comprising bentonite, wherein the non-agglomerated particles have a size within a range of U.S. sieve 6 to U.S. sieve 40 and wherein the non-agglomerated particles are not evenly distributed within the size range.

US Pat. No. 11,109,562

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING LIVESTOCK

Afimilk Agricultural Corp...


1. A system for milking dairy livestock having at least one teat, fore legs and hind legs, the system comprising:a mobile unit;
an annular rotary driven milking platform comprising a plurality of milking stalls and configured to translate both the dairy livestock and the mobile unit, wherein each one of at least two of said plurality of milking stalls is coupled to a teat cup holder, and wherein said mobile unit is positioned on said annular rotary driven milking platform and moves along the platform between at least two of the dairy livestock positioned on said annular rotary driven milking platform;
teat cups positioned in said teat cup holders;
wherein the mobile unit comprises an arm comprising a gripping unit, and wherein the mobile unit is configured toposition itself at least partially at a location between the fore legs and hind legs of the dairy livestock;
remove at least one teat cup from at least one teat cup holder; and
attach said at least one teat cup to said dairy livestock teat, such that said dairy livestock is milked.


US Pat. No. 11,109,547

VERTICAL GROWING SYSTEM

HYPERPONIC, LLC, St. Pet...


1. A growing system comprising:(a) an elongated hollow body having (i) a first axis that extends between a first end and a second end; (ii) a second axis transverse to the first axis, (iii) an exterior surface, (iv) an interior cavity, (v) a drain port extending from the interior cavity through the elongated hollow body exterior surface, and (vi) a nozzle having an inlet port and a plurality of outlet apertures in fluid communication with the interior cavity;
(b) a plurality of grow units disposed along a length of the elongated hollow body exterior surface, wherein the grow units comprise a passage configured to house a plant and that extends through the exterior surface to the interior cavity;
(c) an enclosure at least partially surrounding the elongated hollow body, wherein the enclosure has an interior portion facing the elongated hollow body;
(d) one or more light sources mounted to the interior portion of the enclosure, wherein the one or more light sources are configured to direct light toward the elongated hollow body; and
(e) an irrigation source having a feed conduit in fluid communication with the nozzle inlet port and a return conduit in fluid communication with the drain port, wherein the irrigation source further comprises(i) a pump having a pressure input line and a pressure output line, wherein the pressure output line is in fluid communication with the feed conduit, and
(ii) a first tank having (A) a first output line in fluid communication with the feed conduit, (B) a first intake line in fluid communication with the return conduit and (C) a first pressure control output line in fluid communication with the pressure input line.


US Pat. No. 11,109,546

IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WIRELESS NETWORK ADAPTER AND NETWORKED REMOTE SERVICE

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...


1. A system for use in controlling irrigation, the system comprising:an irrigation controller configured to be positioned locally at a site where irrigation is to be controlled, wherein the irrigation controller is configured to couple with one or more valves at the site and the irrigation controller is configured to control activation and deactivation of the one or more valves in accordance with an irrigation schedule stored in the irrigation controller to implement irrigation at the site, wherein the irrigation controller comprises a user interface and a display to display irrigation schedule information;
a wireless adapter directly communicationally coupled through a direct wired connection with the irrigation controller;
wherein the wireless adapter is configured to wirelessly communicate, through a local router at the site, over a distributed network with a remote mobile electronic device;
wherein the wireless adapter is configured to poll the irrigation controller to acquire status information comprising an irrigation schedule from the irrigation controller, and to receive a request communicated from the mobile electronic device, through the local router and over the distributed network, requesting the status information; and
wherein the wireless adapter is configured to communicate the status information over the distributed network to the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 11,109,545

HIGH-PRESSURE WATER MIST ECOLOGICAL CULTIVATION SYSTEM

ZHENGZHOU HAILITE AGRICUL...


1. A high-pressure water mist ecological cultivation system, wherein the high-pressure water mist ecological cultivation system comprises:a nutrient solution supply system assembly, a cultivation rank assembly, and a nutrient solution back-flow system assembly, wherein the nutrient solution supply system assembly comprises a nutrient solution storage tank and pressurizes a nutrient solution from the nutrient solution storage tank and then delivers the nutrient solution to the cultivation rank assembly, the cultivation rank assembly plants and cultivates a crop seedling, and the nutrient solution back-flow system assembly recovers the nutrient solution that is not absorbed by the crop seedling for recycled use,
wherein a solution outlet of a high-pressure pump set of the nutrient solution supply system assembly is provided with an overflow valve, and one overflow opening of the overflow valve is connected to the nutrient solution storage tank via a second duct, so as to form a loop, an other exit of the overflow valve is provided with a pressure gauge for observing a pressure, and the overflow valve and the pressure gauge are configured for unloading of the system and control of a pressure of the system, so as to ensure stability of pressure during operation of the system and achieve safety protection of the high-pressure pump set and
wherein the cultivation rank assembly is provided with a plurality of cultivation ranks, a bottom of each of the plurality of cultivation ranks is provided with nutrient solution collection openings, the nutrient solution collection openings are respectively provided with corresponding nutrient solution back-flow ducts, each of the nutrient solution back-flow ducts is connected to a back-flow main duct, a nutrient solution collected by the back-flow main duct flows back to a nutrient solution back-flow tank of the nutrient solution back-flow system assembly, and the nutrient solution back-flow tank is connected to the nutrient solution storage tank, for recycled use of the nutrient solution collected by the back-flow main duct.

US Pat. No. 11,109,544

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPRAYING THE LEAF AND ROOT AREAS OF PLANTS

Valmont Industries, Inc.,...


1. A system for use with an irrigation system having at least one span and a drive system for moving the span, wherein the system comprises:a first applicant flow system for moving an applicant from a first repository to a first dispersal system; wherein the first repository is connected to the first applicant flow system through a first valve; wherein the first repository contains a first chemical;
a second applicant flow system for moving an applicant from a second repository to a second dispersal system; wherein the second repository is connected to the second applicant flow system through a second valve; wherein the second repository contains a second chemical;
a third applicant flow system for moving water from a water supply source to a third dispersal system; wherein the water supply source is connected to the third applicant flow system through a third valve;
a plurality of sensors;
a programmable logic device (PLD), wherein the PLD is configured to analyze sensor data from the plurality of sensors to determine a foliar property of a scanned crop; and
a control system, wherein the control system is configured to control the first valve, the second valve and the third valve; wherein the control system is configured to open and close the first valve to modify a flow of the first chemical into the first applicant flow system; wherein the control system is configured to open and close the second valve to modify a flow of the second chemical into the second applicant flow system; wherein the controller is further configured to open and close the third valve to modify a flow of water into the third applicant flow system;
wherein the PLD is configured to determine whether a foliar property satisfies a first precondition; wherein the PLD is configured to open the first valve to allow the first chemical to be disbursed through the first dispersal system based on the detected first precondition;
wherein the PLD is configured to determine whether a foliar property satisfies a second precondition; wherein the PLD is configured to open the second valve to allow the second chemical to be disbursed through the second dispersal system based on the detected second precondition;
wherein the PLD is configured to determine whether a foliar property satisfies a third precondition; wherein the PLD is configured to open the third valve to allow the water to be disbursed through the third dispersal system based on the detected third precondition.

US Pat. No. 11,109,543

SOIL IRRIGATION AND RESTORATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF THE SAME

Shun-Tsung Lu, Taichung ...


1. A soil irrigation and restoration method comprising steps as follows:a pipe laying step: laying a pipe in a soil layer, and the pipe irrigating the soil layer with water flowing therein;
a water pumping element setting step: setting a water pumping element at a position higher than a surface of the soil layer, the water pumping element being located in and disposed at a lower portion of a containing space of a water containing tank and havingat least one inlet tube extending upwardly and having a water inlet formed in a bottom of the at least one inlet tube and being adjacent to and spaced from a bottom of the containing space of the water containing tank,
an outlet tube extending upwardly, spaced apart from the at least one inlet tube, and having a water outlet formed in a bottom of the outlet tube and connected to the pipe in the soil layer,
an overflow portion formed on a top of the water pumping element, connected to and communicating with a top of the at least one inlet tube and a top of the outlet tube, and disposed at a position higher than a position of the water inlet of the at least one inlet tube and a position of the water outlet of the outlet tube,
a relief valve disposed at the top of the water pumping element, and
a drain valve disposed in the water outlet of the outlet tube; and

a water pumping step: the water pumping element pumping water with syphon effect, such that water is pumped from the water pumping element downwardly to the soil layer via the pipe.

US Pat. No. 11,109,542

STUMP GRINDER WITH LATERALLY OFFSET GRINDING ARM OPERATED BY SINGLE JOYSTICK

The Toro Company, Bloomi...


1. A stump grinder, which comprises:(a) a frame that is supported for movement over the ground, the frame having a traction drive system carried on the frame for self-propelling the frame over the ground;
(b) a rotatable grinding wheel that rotates about a substantially horizontal axis for grinding or comminuting stumps or wood debris;
(c) a grinding arm that is movable relative to the frame and that mounts the grinding wheel, wherein the grinding arm is pivotal about substantially horizontal and vertical axes to cause the grinding arm to pivot up and down about the horizontal axis and from side-to-side about the vertical axis;
(d) a power source for powering the traction drive system and the pivoting of the grinding arm, the power source being mounted on the frame in a stationary position such that the power source does not move with the grinding arm as the grinding arm pivots; and
(e) wherein the frame has a rear end which carries various hand operated controls for operating the traction drive system and for moving the grinding arm relative to the frame, wherein an upwardly extending portion of the rear end of the frame has a rearwardly facing back end which is substantially unobstructed from behind, and wherein the controls are located on the upwardly extending portion of the rear end of the frame sufficiently proximate to the back end to be configured to permit operation of the controls by a forward facing operator standing substantially directly behind the back end.

US Pat. No. 11,109,541

BLOW-SUCTION DEVICE WITH OPERATION MODE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...


7. The blowing-suction device according to claim 6, wherein the wedge-shaped three-dimensional structure has an inclined surface and a bottom surface that correspond to the barrier walls, and a ventilation structure is provided on the inclined surface and the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 11,109,540

MIXED MEDIA VERTICAL FARMING


1. A mixed media farming method comprising the steps of:planting a plurality of seeds in soil located in an upper portion of a cell, the plurality of seeds being arranged within the upper portion of the cell such that the plurality of seeds define a seed density of at least 5 seeds per square inch;
submerging only a lower portion of the cell in water such that the lower portion of the cell is submerged under the water and an upper portion of the cell extends above the water, the cell having at least one opening submerged in the water to allow a lower portion of the soil to become saturated by the water;
directing light emitted from an electronic light source toward the soil; and
allowing the plurality of seeds to sprout and grow leaves which substantially cover the soil to substantially block light emitted from the electronic light source from penetrating through on the soil for mitigating algae growth.

US Pat. No. 11,109,539

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)


1. A lighting system for lighting a space for growing vegetables, wherein the system includes:a first set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in a first, vertical direction, the first set of lighting sources disposed within a housing,
a second set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in at least one second direction, different from the vertical direction, the second set of lighting sources disposed within the housing;
at least a first sensor disposed within the housing and at least a second sensor disposed outside of the housing, wherein the at least first sensor and the at least second sensor are configured to detect the intensity and/or spectrum of sunlight; and
a control system comprising at least one controller, the control system configured to control the first set and the second set of lighting sources by selectively varying either the intensity or the spectrum of the radiation emitted by the first and second lighting sources so as to reproduce an illuminance distribution pattern and intensity of sunlight based on the detected intensity and/or spectrum of the sunlight and to compensate for absorption of the sunlight by the structure of the housing,
wherein the lighting sources in the first set and the lighting sources in the second set have different radiation patterns with respect to intensity, spectrum and spatial distribution, and wherein the second set of lighting sources includes lighting sources for lighting the vegetables sidewise in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 11,109,537

FORAGE HARVESTER WITH A MAGNETIC ASSEBMLY

CLAAS Selbstfahrende Ernt...


1. A forage harvester comprising:a cutting mechanism configured to comminute a harvested material stream, the cutting mechanism including a cutter drum with a plurality of cutting blades and at least one shear bar configured to interact with the plurality of cutting blades in order to comminute the harvested material stream, wherein the cutting mechanism is supplied the harvested material stream by a prepressing unit, wherein a location at which the plurality of cutting blades interact with the at least one shear bar to comminute the harvested material stream comprises a material inflow area; and
an edge sharpness detection device configured to detect at least one aspect of edge sharpness of the cutting mechanism and comprising at least one magnetic circuit and a magnetic assembly;
wherein the edge sharpness detection device is configured to excite the at least one magnetic circuit using the magnetic assembly, wherein the at least one magnetic circuit is closed by a respective cutting blade during a rotation of the cutter drum once the respective cutting blade passes the magnetic assembly;
wherein at least part of a magnetic flux of the at least one magnetic circuit closed by the respective cutting blade is guided lengthwise at least along a longitudinal section of the respective cutting blade;
wherein the edge sharpness detection device is configured to detect the magnetic flux in the at least one magnetic circuit and, based on a detected change of a magnetic measurement relating to the magnetic flux, determine the at least one aspect of edge sharpness of the respective cutting blade; and
wherein the magnetic assembly is positioned at least partly outside of the material inflow area of the cutting mechanism.

US Pat. No. 11,109,536

SPLIT ROLLER CONFIGURATION FOR A ROUND MODULE BUILDER OR ROUND BALER


1. A round bale or module building assembly, comprising:a frame having a first wall and a second wall separated from one another by a module width;
a support member positioned between the first wall and the second wall; and
a plurality of rollers positioned between the first wall and the second wall, the plurality of rollers defining at least one belt path, the plurality of rollers further comprising:a first roller rotationally coupled to the first wall on one end and to the support member on an opposite end; and
a second roller rotationally coupled to the second wall on one end and to the support member on an opposite end;

a belt alignment assembly, comprising:a roller support cross-member having a first end coupled to the first wall and a second end coupled to the second wall and having a first adjustable side member proximate to the first wall and a second adjustable side member proximate to the second wall;
a roller support bracket coupled to the roller support cross-member between the first end and the second end;
a first adjustable roller of the plurality of rollers positioned between the first adjustable side member and the roller support bracket; and
a second adjustable roller of the plurality of rollers positioned between the second adjustable side member and the roller support bracket;

wherein, the first adjustable roller is repositionable to change the alignment of the first adjustable roller relative to the roller support cross-member;
wherein the second adjustable roller is repositionable to change the alignment of the second adjustable roller relative to the roller support cross-member; and
wherein, the first roller and the second roller have a combined width configured to substantially span the module width.

US Pat. No. 11,109,535

COMBINE HARVESTER INCLUDING A FEEDER HOUSE WITH A LOWER DEFLECTION ROLLER


1. A combine harvester, comprising:a load-bearing undercarriage movable over a field in a forward direction by a drivable device engaged to the ground;
a threshing and separating device attached to the load-bearing undercarriage;
a feeder house attached to the load-bearing undercarriage and comprising an endless traction mechanism which circulates about a vertically movable lower deflection roller and a drivable upper deflection roller and bears driver elements that extend transversely to the traction mechanism for an undershot conveyance of harvested crops;
a harvesting attachment attachable to a front face of the feeder house configured to receive or cut off harvested crops in the field and which are able to be supplied via the feeder house to the threshing and separating device; and
an actuator configured to be actuated by an external force and configured to adjust a vertical position of the lower deflection roller;
an operator input device configured to accept input of an operator crop type entry;
a sensor system configured to provide sensor signals; and
a control device coupled to the sensor system, the operator input device and the actuator; the control device configured to determine a detected crop type and a throughput based on the sensor signals;
wherein, when the operator crop type entry differs from the detected crop type, the control device is configured to replace the operator crop type entry with the detected crop type;
wherein, the actuator is activated by the control device as a function of the detected crop type and the throughput detected by the sensor system.

US Pat. No. 11,109,534

REGENERATIVE HANDLER RAISE/GRAVITY LOWER CYLINDER


1. A method for operating a bale handler system of a cotton picker baler, the bale handler system including a solenoid valve, the bale handler system including a handler for receiving a round module and a handler cylinder, the handler operably connected to the handler cylinder, the method comprising:engaging the handler to initiate movement of the handler to lower the handler to a lowered position;
operating the bale handler system in float handler lower mode of operation when the handler is engaged to lower the handler to the lowered position;
while in the float handler lower mode of operation, operating the handler cylinder to retract and divert an oil flow pressure from a base end to a rod end of the handler cylinder; and
activating the solenoid valve to an open state wherein a first amount of oil flows from the base end of the handler cylinder to the rod end of the handler cylinder as the handler cylinder retracts.

US Pat. No. 11,109,533

FEEDER HOUSING FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINE

CNH Industrial America LL...


1. A feeder housing for an agricultural machine, said feeder housing comprising:a housing body comprising a top surface, a bottom surface, two opposing side surfaces each extending between the top and bottom surfaces, a front opening through which crop material is directed into the feeder housing from a header of the agricultural machine, and a rear opening that is substantially opposite the front opening through which crop is expelled from the feeder housing and is delivered to a threshing mechanism of the agricultural machine;
a cross member extending between and either directly or indirectly connecting the opposing side surfaces;
a first bracket that is connected to the cross member and one of the side surfaces; and
a second bracket that is connected to the cross member and the other of the side surfaces,
wherein each bracket is a unitary member having three different mounting surfaces, a first mounting surface of the three different mounting surfaces being directly mounted to the bottom surface, a second mounting surface of the three different mounting surfaces being directly mounted to an end of the cross member, and a third mounting surface of the three different mounting surfaces being directly mounted to one of the two opposing side surfaces.

US Pat. No. 11,109,531

LAWN MOWER WITH HUMIDITY CONTROLLED SHUTTER DEVICE

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


1. A lawn mower, comprising:a work unit including a housing having a downward-facing opening and a cutter blade rotatably provided in the housing such that when rotated, the cutter blade cuts grass and generates a transport air flow flowing from the opening of the housing to inside;
a grass clippings receptacle configured to receive mowed grass clippings;
a grass clippings transport passage connecting an interior of the housing with the grass clippings receptacle;
a shutter device including a shutter configured to open and close the grass clippings transport passage and an actuator configured to open/close-drive the shutter;
a controller configured to control the shutter device; and
a humidity sensor for detecting a humidity of an environment surrounding the lawn mower,
wherein the controller is configured to open/close-control the shutter device based on the humidity.

US Pat. No. 11,109,530

TRIMMER HEAD AND SPOOL FOR A TRIMMER HEAD

ARNETOLI MOTOR S.R.L., R...


1. A trimmer head for a rotary trimmer apparatus, comprising:a housing having a first end wall, a second end wall and a side wall extending between the first end wall and the second end wall and around a rotation axis of the housing;
trimmer line exit openings in the side wall;
a spool, received in the housing and axially movable within said housing;
a spring operatively connected to the spool and axially biasing the spool in a first operating position; and
a kit comprising a first ring member and a second ring member configured to be mounted alternatively on the trimmer apparatus, said first ring member, having a first set of inclined teeth and configured to be coupled to one of said housing and said spool and co-acting with projections on the other of said housing and said spool, wherein said first set of inclined teeth and said projections are configured such that, when the first ring member is coupled to said one of the housing and the spool, the first set of inclined teeth and the projections prevent rotation of the spool with respect to the housing in a first rotation direction, and cause an axial displacement of the spool against the spring, away from the first operating position towards a second operating position, when the spool rotates in a second rotation direction with respect to the housing, said second ring member, having a second set of inclined teeth and configured to be coupled to said one of said housing and said spool and co-acting with the projections on the other of said housing and said spool, wherein said second set of inclined teeth and said projections are configured such that, when the second ring member is coupled to said one of the housing and the spool, the second set of inclined teeth and the projections prevent rotation of the spool with respect to the housing in the second rotation direction, and cause an axial displacement of the spool against the spring, away from the first operating position towards a second operating position, when the spool rotates in the first rotation direction with respect to the housing, wherein each said first inclined teeth and second inclined teeth has a first edge substantially orthogonal to a plane parallel to the ring member, and a second edge, forming an angle smaller than 90° and larger than 0° with said plane parallel to the ring member, wherein the first ring member and the second ring member are configured to be alternatively constrained to one of the first end wall and the second end wall of the housing, and wherein said end wall to which the first ring member and the second ring member are configured to be alternatively constrained is provided with a plurality of projections, operatively associated to the inclined teeth of the first ring member and second ring member; and wherein when the first ring member or the second ring member is constrained to the housing, the first edges are approximately flush with said projections.

US Pat. No. 11,109,529

HEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A FRONT HARVESTING ATTACHMENT

CLAAS Selbstfahrende Ernt...


1. A height control system for a front harvesting attachment, comprising:a frame,
at least one crop pick-up device arranged on the frame, and
a ground-conforming cutterbar which is situated on a plurality of supporting arms that can pivot about at least one horizontal axis and are articulated on the frame,wherein the supporting arms are connected to an actuator system that is designed to pivot the supporting arms, originating from a desired position (SP) to be set before a start of a harvesting operation, between an upper end position, which delimits a deflection of the supporting arms in a direction of the crop pick-up device, and a lower end position,
wherein the upper end position has a first clearance and the lower end position has a second clearance from the desired position,
wherein the height control system has a control device that is configured for adapting the desired position (SP), during the harvesting operation, to changing harvesting conditions and/or operating conditions depending on a deflection of the cutterbar, in order to minimize the first clearance and maximize the second clearance.


US Pat. No. 11,109,528

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A GROUND WITH A MOBILE ROBOT UNIT


1. A system for processing of a ground at least partially in an outdoor area, the system comprising:a base station; and
a mobile robot unit;
wherein at least one detection means for detecting at least one environmental variable is provided,
wherein a control is provided, which influences the operating mode of the mobile robot unit according to a value of the at least one environmental variable detected by the at least one detection means and transmitted to the control from the at least one detection means,
wherein the at least one detection means are formed as part of a home weather station,
wherein the at least one detection means are formed as a sensor for the at least one environmental variable, and
wherein, when the mobile robot unit is in a covered spatial area and the control, based on the environmental variable, establishes that it is not suitable for the mobile robot unit to be used when a time control of the mobile robot unit initiates a new processing cycle of the mobile robot unit, the control causes an exit barrier of the covered spatial area to be in a closed state preventing the mobile robot unit from exiting the covered spatial area and the control transmits a signal that causes the mobile robot unit to remain in the covered spatial area.

US Pat. No. 11,109,527

FLOW CONTROL FOR AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT PNEUMATIC SYSTEM

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...


1. A pneumatic flow system for an agricultural implement, the pneumatic flow system comprising:a pressurized air source;
a system of hoses connected to the pressurized air source for distributing air to a plurality of delivery outlets, the system of hoses having at least one junction for splitting and forming a directional change of air flow into at least a pair of air flow paths to the plurality of delivery outlets;
a control valve at the at least one junction fluidly connected to the system of hoses and displaceable to vary an air flow to the at least a pair of air flow paths to the plurality of delivery outlets, wherein the control valve comprises a housing having an inlet thereto and a valve element displaceable within the housing, the valve element positioned toward the inlet to vary the air flow from a minimum level when the valve element is fully inserted into the inlet, the valve element displaceable away from the inlet to increase the air flow, wherein the control valve housing defines an annular passage at the inlet thereof and the valve element includes an annular cross-section projecting into the annular passage, wherein the valve element has a generally conical cross-section with a tip of the valve element positioned upstream of the control valve;
a sensor for detecting an air pressure in the system of hoses upstream of the control valve and generating a signal, wherein the sensor is positioned at least at the tip of the valve element; and,
a device receiving the signal from the sensor for displacing the valve element to provide a preselected air flow.

US Pat. No. 11,109,526

SEED PLANTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PLANTING

Group of 4 LLC, Williams...


1. A seed planting device comprising a frame having a front portion and a rear portion, conveyance means mounted to said frame and supporting said frame above a ground area, steering means mounted to said frame and coupled to said conveyance means, a furrow generator mounted to said frame proximate said front portion and engaging said ground area, an earth coverer mounted to said frame proximate the rear portion and engaging said ground area, a see dispensing assembly mounted to said frame, the seed dispensing assembly comprising a seed tape assembly, an air distribution unit, and a seed chute, said seed tape assembly comprising a length of seed tape, said length of seed tape being flexible and comprising one or more seed units, said seed chute extending from a chute inlet proximate the frame to a chute outlet extending from the frame toward said ground area, said chute outlet between said furrow generator and said earth coverer, said length of seed tape and said one or more seed units proximate said chute inlet wherein said air distribution unit is adapted to apply an air blast to said length of seed tape to displace a seed unit from said length of seed tape and into said seed chute.

US Pat. No. 11,109,525

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT BURYING UNIT HAVING A FORCE APPLYING DEVICE

KUHN S.A., Saverne (FR)


1. An agricultural product burying unit for an agricultural machine, the burying unit comprising:a reference device; and
a burying device,
wherein the reference device is configured to rest on the ground in a work configuration and form a depth positioning reference for the burying device, and the burying device is configured to bury an agricultural product in the work configuration,
wherein the reference device includes a first arm with a first end mounted in an articulated manner directly on a bracket which is fixed relative to the agricultural machine via a first pivot, and a gauge wheel mounted on a second end of the first arm,
wherein the burying device includes a second arm with a first end mounted on the first arm via a second pivot, and a burying means mounted on a second end of the second arm, and
wherein the second pivot is disposed beneath the first pivot such that the reference device is configured to weigh on the burying device in the work configuration thereby forming a first means of applying a bearing force on the burying device.

US Pat. No. 11,109,524

SINGLE DISK FERTILIZER OPENER FOR AN AGRICULTURAL PLANTER


1. A wing removably coupled to a single disk fertilizer opener for breaking apart soil in a trench, comprising:a body comprising a front end, a rear end, a first side, and a second side;
a first wing portion integrally formed with the body, the first wing portion extending laterally outward from the first side of the body;
a second wing portion integrally formed with the body, the second wing portion extending laterally outward from the second side of the body; and
a coupling mechanism integrally formed with the body, the coupling mechanism configured to be coupled to the opener;
wherein the first wing portion is longer than the second wing portion; and
wherein the first wing portion comprises a smaller width than the second wing portion.

US Pat. No. 11,109,522

FOLDING HITCH

AGCO International GmbH, ...


1. A hitch assembly for a working vehicle, the front hitch assembly comprising:a carrier for attachment to a working vehicle, the carrier being pivotable about a first axis;
a pair of lift arms each of the lift arms having a first end and a second end, the lift arms pivotably attached to the carrier about a second axis, the second axis being proximate the first ends of the lift arms;
a link member having a first end and a second end, the first end of the link member being pivotably attached to the pair of lift arms about a third axis, the third axis being positioned closer to the second end of the lift arms than the second axis, the second end of the link for attachment to a working vehicle;
a locking means;
an actuator pivotably connected to the carrier and the lift arms at the second axis;
wherein the hitch assembly has a working configuration and a folded configuration; and
wherein in the working configuration, the locking means secures the lift arms relative to the carrier such that relative movement about the second axis is prevented and the actuator is operable to raise and lower the lift arms; and
wherein in the folded configuration, the lift arms are pivotable relative to the carrier about the second axis, and the second end of the link member is secured to a vehicle mount, such that extension of the actuator folds the lift arms relative to the carrier about the second axis, thereby moving the hitch assembly from the working configuration to the folded configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,111,331

BLOCK COPOLYMER CONTAINING PHOTO-SENSITIVE MOIETY

LG Chem, Ltd.


1. A block copolymer comprising a first polymer segment, a second polymer segment and a third polymer segment, wherein the block copolymer has a star-like structure that the first, second and third polymer segments are covalently bonded to one connecting point while sharing the connecting point, and the block copolymer has a cleavable linker,wherein two polymer segments of the first to third polymer segments are identical to each other and the other polymer segment is different from the two polymer segments,
wherein one of the two polymer segments identical to each other is linked to the connecting point by the cleavable linker, and
wherein the cleavable linker is cleavable only by heat or light.

US Pat. No. 11,110,047

ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING CYCLIC ANHYDRIDES

Colgate-Palmolive Company...


1. A mouthwash composition, comprising an orally acceptable vehicle, sodium carbonate, a source of hydrogen peroxide that provides hydrogen peroxide, and a cyclic anhydride that generates a peracid with the hydrogen peroxide provided by the source of hydrogen peroxide; andwherein the molar ratio of the cyclic anhydride to the hydrogen peroxide provided by the source of hydrogen peroxide is from about 0.8:1 to about 1.3:1;
wherein the orally acceptable vehicle further comprises one or more ingredient selected from antibacterial agents, anticalculus agents, humectants, surfactants and cooling agents; and
wherein the cyclic anhydride is not a polymer-based cyclic anhydride.

US Pat. No. 11,110,048

TOPICAL SANITIZING FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

INNOVATIVE BIODEFENSE, IN...


1. An antimicrobial formulation comprising:a quaternary ammonium salt in an amount ranging from about 0.10% to about 0.40% by weight of the formulation,
farnesol in an amount ranging from about 0.25% to about 0.60% by weight of the formulation;
ethyl alcohol in an amount ranging from about 8% to about 20% by weight of the formulation; and
water in an amount ranging from about 60% to about 75% by weight of the formulation,
wherein the formulation is capable of killing at least 85% of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria at 4 hours post-application of the formulation.

US Pat. No. 11,110,049

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF SKIN


1. A topical skin care composition, comprising:(a) about 0.01% to about 15%, by weight, of a saccharide; and
(b) a dermatologically acceptable carrier, wherein the composition has a pH of equal to or less than 3.5 and the composition does not increase glycation over time in the Advanced Glycation End Product Assay.

US Pat. No. 11,110,050

HAIR STYLING METHOD AND KIT THEREOF

WELLA OPERATIONS US, LLC,...


1. A method for styling hair comprising carrying out the following sequence of steps:A) applying a first composition comprising one or more primers to a first portion of the hair to impart a surface of the hair with additional surface charges;
B) applying a second composition comprising one or more cationic polymers to a second portion of the hair, wherein the first portion and the second portion have at least one first common area; and
C) shaping the hair in at least part of the first common area.

US Pat. No. 11,109,538

METHOD FOR PRODUCING GALANTHAMINE BY A PLANT AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DEVICE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...


1. A method for producing galanthamine using a plant, comprising:(a) performing a thermal treatment on a whole living plant or a part of a whole living plant which remains in the whole living plant to induce accumulation of galanthamine therein, wherein the whole living plant is a plant belonging to the family Amaryllidaceae, and wherein the temperature of the thermal treatment is 40° C. to 60° C.;
(b) placing the treated whole living plant or the whole living plant comprising the treated part in a medium for electrical stimulation treatment and performing an electrical stimulation treatment on the whole living plant to release the galanthamine from the whole living plant into the medium, wherein a voltage applied by the electrical stimulation is 3 V to 40 V and time required for the electrical stimulation treatment is 1 minute to 30 minutes; and
(c) placing the treated whole living plant or the whole living plant comprising the treated part in a repair medium to repair the whole living plant after step (b).

US Pat. No. 11,110,051

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PICHIA ANOMALA AND N-ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE


1. A topical composition comprising (i) less than about 0.1 weight percent of an extract of Pichia anomala and (ii) n-acetyl glucosamine.
US Pat. No. 11,111,336

POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER) COPOLYMER PROCESS AND COMPOSITIONS

SHPP GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES ...


1. A process for forming a poly(phenylene ether)copolymer, the process comprising:
reacting a monohydric phenol comprising 2-methyl-6-phenylphenol and a dihydric phenol in the presence of molecular oxygen, a polymerization catalyst comprising a metal ion and at least one amine ligand, and a solvent to form a copolymer of 2-methyl-6-phenylphenol and the dihydric phenol; wherein:
the monohydric phenol comprises, based on the total weight of monohydric phenol and dihydric phenol, less than 0.5 weight percent of monohydric phenols having identical substituents in the 2- and 6-positions of the phenolic ring;
the copolymer comprises less than 0.005 weight percent of di(C1-C6-alkyl)amino groups, based on the weight of the copolymer;
the copolymer has an absolute number average molecular weight of 1,000 to 10,000 grams/mole, calculated from integrated areas under resonance peaks in the 1H-NMR spectrum of the copolymer; and
the solvent comprises, based on the total weight of the solvent, at least 95 weight percent of a C1-C3 alcohol selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, and 2-propanol.