US Pat. No. 10,165,809

UPPER BODY GARMENT TO ACCOMMODATE MEDIAL EQUIPMENT DURING PROLONGED OR FREQUENT TREATMENTS

1. A garment for an upper body of a patient to accommodate medical equipment, the garment comprising:a body with a first sleeve, a second sleeve and a lower hem, the first sleeve comprising a first cuff and a first armpit, and the second sleeve comprising a second cuff and a second armpit;
a first access seam spanning only a portion of the first sleeve on an underside from the first cuff to the first arm pit and spanning only a portion of the body from the first arm pit to the lower hem, the first access seam secured intermittently along the first sleeve and body to allow access to the upper body of the patient for manipulation of medical equipment; and
a second access seam spanning only a portion of a top side of the second sleeve from the second cuff to a neckline, wherein the portion comprises more than half of the top side of the second sleeve, wherein the first and second cuffs are permanently tethered to prevent said first and second access seams spanning through said cuffs, the second access seam secured intermittently the second sleeve to allow access to the upper body of the patient for manipulation of medical equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,165,808

SUPREMELY ADJUSTABLE FACIAL MASK

1. An adjustable facial garment comprising a body comprising a tubular shape extending from front-to-back and upper-to-lower portions with respect to the front to the back of a user's head and from the upper to the lower portion of a user's head; a crown band, wherein the crown band is created by a cutout region in the top upper section of the body; a nose band, wherein the nose band is rectangular band; wherein the nose band comprises two ends, and wherein each end is attached to the rearward side of the body; and wherein the nose band is configured for covering the user's nose while leaving the user's mouth uncovered; and a philtrum band; wherein the philtrum band comprises two ends and wherein each end is attached on the front side of the body; and wherein the philtrum band is configured for covering the user's philtrum while leaving the user's mouth uncovered.

US Pat. No. 10,165,807

LOW PROFILE BODY PROTECTION DEVICE

2. A protective hat, comprising:a fabric covering having an interior surface and an exterior surface; and
at least one thin force absorbing member coupled to the interior surface or coupled between the interior surface and the exterior surface of the fabric covering,
wherein the at least one thin force absorbing member has a plurality of openings,
wherein the at least one thin force absorbing member has a thickness of approximately 1 to 5 millimeters, and
wherein the at least one thin force absorbing material comprises polyurethane foam.

US Pat. No. 10,165,806

SYSTEMS FOR ACTIVE COUPLING OF AIRBAGS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. An airbag deployment system, comprising:a torso protection assembly; and
an airbag assembly coupled to the torso protection assembly, the airbag assembly including:
an airbag;
an inflation device configured to inflate the airbag from a deflated configuration to an inflated configuration; and
an airbag coupling device provided on the airbag, the airbag coupling device positioned to couple with a helmet coupling device provided on a helmet following inflation of the airbag from the deflated configuration into the inflated configuration such that the airbag resists relative movement between the helmet and the torso protection assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,805

BOTTOM GARMENT WITH BUTTOCK LIFTING FEATURE

Delta Global Sourcing Lim...

1. A bottom garment with buttock lifting feature which comprisesa seat area and a waist area;
two back pockets provided symmetrically at an outer side of the seat area respectively;
each of the back pockets has an outer lateral edge, an inner lateral edge opposite the outer lateral edge, and a bottom edge connecting a lower end of the outer lateral edge and a lower end of the inner lateral edge; and
a tape attached to an inner side of the seat area corresponding to each of the back pockets, such that the tape extends downwardly from the waist area within a boundary defined by stitches of the outer lateral edge of the back pocket to the lower end of the outer lateral edge, then extends laterally from the lower end of the outer lateral edge within a boundary defined by stitches of the bottom edge to the lower end of the inner lateral edge, and finally extends upwardly from the lower end of the inner lateral edge within a boundary defined by stitches of the inner lateral edge to the waist area;
the waist area is in form of a contour waistband made of a plurality of waistband members sewn together;
the plurality of waistband members comprises an outside left front waistband, an outside right front waistband, an inside right front waistband, an inside left front waistband, an outside back waistband and an inside back waistband; the inside back waistband is made of an elastic fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,165,804

BRA AND GARMENT WITH BRA PORTION

Cupid Foundations, Inc., ...

1. A garment comprising:a cup portion comprising two cups;
a body portion including a body fabric, the body portion shaped to define the cup portion or to attach to the cup portion;
a band formed with the body portion below the cup portion, the band being made of a material that stretches from an original shape when subject to tension;
two arcuate resilient wires, each resilient wire positioned on the garment proximate a contour of a respective cup in the cup portion, wherein each resilient wire includes a first portion encompassing an apex of the arcuate resilient wire, the first portion only attached to the band and forming an anchor region; and
a central control region located on the body portion between the two arcuate resilient wires having a material property such that when the garment is subject to tension, wherein the band stretches less at the anchor region than areas of the band outside of the anchor region when the band is subject to tension.

US Pat. No. 10,165,803

TEXTILE LINGERIE ARTICLE WITH IMPROVED HOLD

Hanes Operations Europe S...

1. A skin-contacting garment comprising:at least one holding element capable of holding the skin-contacting garment when it is worn, which holding element is constituted by a textile material provided on its inner surface intended to come in contact with the skin with a discontinuous coating of elastomeric material capable of preventing the slipping of this skin-contacting garment,
wherein the discontinuous coating of elastomeric material comprises a uniform pattern of protrusions of elastomeric material in the form of grains of rice having a distribution of omnidirectional orientation in a reference system of the inner surface of the holding element, where each respective protrusion comprises a longitudinal axis along a length of the respective protrusion and comprises a lateral axis along a width of the respective protrusion perpendicular to the length of the respective protrusion, the longitudinal axis defining a major axis of the respective protrusion, and the length of the protrusion being greater than the width of the protrusion,
wherein the distribution of relative orientation between adjacent protrusions is such that each protrusion has an orientation of its respective longitudinal axis that is different from and nonparallel to the longitudinal axis of each directly adjacent protrusion, which protrusions comprise dimensions and a distribution such that the density of the protrusions per surface unit of the holding element is at least 10 protrusions per square centimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,165,802

INFANT POSITIONING AND SWADDLING WRAP

Clouse Design, LLC, Sche...

1. An infant positioning and swaddling device comprising:a slip cover base comprising woven fabric forming a first pocket for removably configuring over a head end of a baby mattress and covering a selected portion of said baby mattress, said slip cover having a top surface and an edge configure for stretching across a width of said top surface of said slip cover,
a top swaddle comprising woven fabric and stretching across the width said top surface of said slip cover, said swaddle being rectangular and having a long top edge, a long bottom edge, and two short lateral edges, said bottom long edge of said swaddle being placed directly over said edge of said top surface of said slip cover, said swaddle having a first patch of hook and loop material on a top surface at one end, said first patch of hook and loop material stretching along one of said two short lateral edges of said swaddle, said swaddle having patches of hook and loop material fixedly connected on the underside of said top bar at an opposite end of said top panel on the underside of said swaddle; and
an I-shaped harness panel comprising woven fabric having a top bar, a bottom bar and a middle bar perpendicular to and connecting said top bar and said bottom bar at a respective centers of said top and bottom bars, said I-shaped harness panel situated with said top bar over a center of said swaddle so that a bottom edge of said top bar is also directly over a bottom edge of said swaddle, said slip cover, said swaddle and said I-shaped panel fixedly connected to one another at the center of said top bar over a selected area, two free ends of said top bar having patches of hook and loop material fixedly connected on the underside of said top bar, two free ends of said bottom bar having patches of hook and loop material fixedly connected on a top surface of said bottom bar.

US Pat. No. 10,165,801

ELASTIC KNITTED MALE UNDERGARMENT

Hanes Operations Europe S...

1. A men's under-garment configured for a lower part of the body of a wearer, the under-garment comprising: a rear side and a front side including an upper belt part and a lower crotch part, the front side including a central part disposed vertically in a middle of the front side and intended to accommodate the genitals of the wearer, the central part including a relatively wide lower part for the crotch part, a relatively narrow upper part for the belt part, and side edges;elongated, elastic, reinforcing elements comprising elastic material and having an elongate structure attached substantially continuously to the front side and over the central part to reinforce support of the genitals;
wherein the elongated reinforcing elements are provided in a plurality of zones of the front side, the elongated elements forming at least one network of parallel lines in each zone of the plurality of zones, the plurality of zones comprising:
a) a support zone located at a bottom of the central part, the elongated elements having a roughly cradle-like shape in the support zone,
b) a control zone located at a top of the central part, the elongated elements having a roughly inverted-cradle-like shape in the control zone, wherein the elongated elements form two symmetrical networks which cross each other in the support zone and in the control zone, and
c) a reinforcement zone located on either lateral side of the central part, the elongated elements having a slanting direction in the reinforcement zone, wherein the elongated elements at the side edges of the central part are bound to the upper belt part of the front side to pull the support zone toward the top and the lateral sides of the undergarment, the elongated reinforcing elements in the reinforcement zone being heat-sealed to the front side of the under-garment.

US Pat. No. 10,165,800

BATTERY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING THE SAME

JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING G...

1. A battery device, comprising: a main body, and a rear cover removably connected to the main body, wherein the main body is provided with a first battery receiving compartment, the rear cover is provided with a second battery receiving compartment, the first battery receiving compartment is adapted to receive at least two batteries, and the second battery receiving compartment is adapted to receive at least one battery.

US Pat. No. 10,165,799

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SELF-ACTIVATED ELECTRIC HEATER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid vapor-forming substrate;
an electric heater including at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate; and
electronic circuitry configured to
self-activate the electric heater for a first time interval during a period of inactivity of the electric heater between consecutive applications of negative pressure to a mouth-end of the electronic vaping device, and
determine depletion of the liquid vapor-forming substrate based on a relationship between a power applied to the at least one heating element during the first time interval and a resulting temperature change of the at least one heating element during the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,165,798

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC HEATING WIRE ELEMENT

HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method for manufacturing an electric heating wire element, wherein the electric heating wire element comprises a liquid guiding rope and the electric heating wire winded around the liquid guiding rope, and the method comprises:delivering the electric heating wire towards a first predetermined position, wherein the electric heating wire comprises at least two heating sections for atomizing tobacco liquid and at least one connection section for connecting a power source of an electronic cigarette, and the at least two heating sections are spaced apart and are connected via the at least one connection section;
connecting an electronic wire with a first preset length to the electric heating wire in a delivering path, wherein the electronic wire with the first preset length is connected to the at least one connection section of the electric heating wire;
clamping the electronic wire with the first preset length connected to a free end of the electric heating wire when the electric heating wire reaches the predetermined position; and
rotating the electronic wire with the first preset length connected to the free end of the electric heating wire and the liquid guiding rope that is pre-clamped, together, and moving the electronic wire and the liquid guiding rope in an axial direction of the liquid guiding rope to wind the electric heating wire around the liquid guiding rope.

US Pat. No. 10,165,797

CIGARETTE DISTILLATION AND ATOMIZATION DEVICE

SMISS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A cigarette distillation and atomization device, comprising: a support, an air inlet, and an air outlet, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are provided on the support; a first heating system and a second heating system are provided in the support; the first heating system and the second heating system are hermetically connected; the first heating system comprises a first cylinder; the second heating system comprises a second cylinder; an inner cavity of the second cylinder is used to place a cigarette; a height of the second cylinder is 20 mm-64 mm, and an inner diameter of the second cylinder is equivalent to an outer diameter of the cigarette; the first heating system is provided with a first heating circuit used to preheat cold air that enters the first heating system, the second heating system is provided with a second heating circuit used to dilute, bake, and atomize the cigarette when the cigarette placed in the second heating system; air entering the air inlet is heated by the first heating system to form a hot air flow, and the hot air flow enters the second heating system; and the hot air flow and the second heating system simultaneously heat the cigarette placed in the second cylinder to form smoke, and the smoke goes out from the air outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,796

HOOKAH SYSTEM

1. A hookah system for a smoking product, comprising:a head assembly including
a cavity member having a cavity base with a cavity dome extending upwardly from the cavity base and a shaft extending downwardly from the cavity base and defining a passage about a central axis, a cavity sidewall extending upwardly from the cavity base and having a curved portion including a cavity interlock with a round surface configured to be positioned in at least a corresponding round surface of a corresponding member, the curved portion being configured to facilitate airflow between the cavity member and the corresponding member, and a cavity shelf extending outwardly from the cavity sidewall;
a bowl having a bowl base and a bowl sidewall extending from the bowl base, the bowl base having an aperture configured to engage the shaft; and
a ring configured to be positioned between the cavity member and the bowl.

US Pat. No. 10,165,795

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURVED EDGE CIGARETTE ROLLING PAPER

Curved Papers, Inc., Pla...

1. A method of manufacturing packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers comprising the steps of:stacking a multiplicity of rectangular cigarette rolling paper blanks to form a leaf stack having a top face, a bottom face opposing said top face, a front side, a back side opposing side front side, a spine side and a trim side opposing said spine side;
enclosing said leaf stack within a three sided folded cover which completely overlies the top face, spine side and bottom face to form a covered leaf stack having a trim end and an opposed spine end;
banding a portion of said covered leaf stack within a sleeve that wraps around the covered leaf stack overlying the top and bottom faces and contacting the front and back sides; and
cutting the cover and leaf stack at the trim end while said sleeve retains the leaf stack in alignment with said folded cover to form packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers.

US Pat. No. 10,165,794

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH VISIBLE CONTENTS

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article comprising a smokeable material and a mouthpiece, the mouthpiece comprising at least three segments in axial alignment, one segment defining a cavity disposed between two other segments, a fluid-containing breakable capsule arranged in the cavity, and a first wrapper circumscribing at least the cavity, wherein the first wrapper comprises a substantially smooth transparent section overlaying at least a part of the cavity, such that the capsule is at least partially visible through the first wrapper, wherein the first wrapper has one or more layers of transparent nitrocellulose lacquer varnish applied thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,165,793

SMOKING PRODUCT ROLLING AND FORMING DEVICES

1. A packing tool, comprising:an elongate body having a longitudinal axis, a first tamping end and a second tamping end opposite the first tamping end; and
a handle attached to, or formed with, the elongate body, the handle is disposed between the first and second tamping ends, and the handle extends outward from the elongate body;
wherein the elongate body includes a single row of troughs proximate the first tamping end configured to distribute material of a smoking product, wherein the troughs have a larger dimension transverse to the longitudinal axis of the elongate body than their dimension along the longitudinal axis of the elongate body;
wherein the first tamping end has a first width sized to fit within a filter end of a smoking product, and the second tamping end has a second width sized to fit within an ignition end of a smoking product, the second width is larger than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,165,792

HUNGER MINIMIZED JUICE FASTING SYSTEM

1. A method for hunger minimized fasting, comprising:preparing a person's body for 3 to 5 days prior to entering a fasting phase by consuming only fruits in the morning and mid-day, then switching over to consuming raw vegetables in the evening and prior to bedtime;
preparing solid free clear nutritional fruit juice and solid free clear nutritional vegetable soup, comprising:
i. preparing the solid free clear nutritional fruit juices by passing fruit juice through a mesh cloth or sieve to filter out solid residues;
ii. preparing the solid free clear nutritional vegetable soup, comprising:
a. slicing vegetables;
b. cooking the sliced vegetables in water without added salt by simmering for a period of 30 minutes at about 80° C. to 95° C.; and
c. filtering the nutritional vegetable soup to filter out and discarded the solid materials, wherein the filtered nutritional vegetable soup retains enzymes therein;
fasting for a duration of less than 90 days, after preparing the person's body and preparing the solid free clear nutritional fruit juice and solid free clear nutritional vegetable soup, wherein the fasting comprises:
i. consuming 8 to 12 ounces of the filtered clear nutritional vegetable soup in combination with solid free liquefied vitamin and mineral supplements on a daily basis, to enabling production of glucose and numerous enzymes for glycolysis, the process of anaerobic conversion blood glucose to pyruvic acid and two molecules of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) per glucose molecule in the extramitochondrial portion of the cell; and
ii. consuming 8 to 12 ounces of filtered clear solid free fruit juices every 2 to 4 hours on a daily basis throughout waking hours to maintaining a steady blood glucose level of 5 to 10 mM (90-180 mg/dL) and a brain satiety range preventing the onset of hunger sensing mechanism present in the brain hypothalamus and brain stem preventing or minimizing the hunger sensation of the fasting person;
iii. wherein the consuming of the filtered clear nutritional vegetable soup in combination with solid free liquefied vitamin and mineral supplements, and the filtered clear solid free fruit juices provides: 800 to 1200 calories on a daily basis, representing a daily deficit of 600 to 1400 calories from a person diet before starting this method, to force the release of stored fats by hormone sensitive lipase to extramitochondrial portion of the cell, where glycolysis generated ATP is present and reacts with reacting with coenzyme A to produce a fatty acyl-CoA ester plus adenosine monophosphate (AMP), precursor to ATP, entering the inner barrier of the mitochondria with the help of carnitine to form acylcarnitine during beta oxidation to produce acyl-CoA ester that undergoes the TCA cycle within the mitochondria, producing many molecules of ATP, the essential constituent for all cell operations, whereby the generation of ATP by glycolysis in combination with beta oxidation of fats within the mitochondria enables the fasting person to exercise and function normally without weakness frequently observed in a fasting person;
wherein solid material is not consumed during the fasting; and
wherein the absence of solid material during fasting reduces hunger pangs from gut sensors of K-cells and L-cells in the digestive organs;
using enemas or suppositories on a daily basis to facilitate evacuation of intestines with minimal solid residue; and
stopping the fasting after the selected period ranging from 10 days to 90 days; consuming fruits in the morning and mid-day, then switching over to consuming raw vegetables in the evening and prior to bedtime by adding additional insoluble fibers such as whole flax seeds, chia seeds or bran flakes throughout the day, to adjust the digestive system for accepting solids for 3 to 5 days after fasting has stopped;
whereby the fasting person loses 0.5 to 1 pound of body weight each day during fasting with ability to exercise without feeling weak with minimal loss of muscle mass.

US Pat. No. 10,165,789

ACEROLA POWDER FOR USE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR ASCORBIC ACID IN THE AGRI-FOOD FIELD

Diana Naturals, Antrain ...

1. A powder consisting of:0.5% to 8% by weight of water, relative to the total weight of the powder; and
a dry material consisting of:
88% to 95% by weight of dried acerola fruit juice, relative to the total weight of the dry material; and
5% to 12% by weight of a hydroxide or carbonate of magnesium, calcium, zinc, sodium or potassium, relative to the total weight of the dry material,
wherein the dried acerola fruit juice provides the powder with a vitamin C content of 30% to 40% by weight relative to the total weight of the powder.

US Pat. No. 10,165,786

PASTRY BAG, AUXILIARY MEMBER, DECORATION FORMING TOY AND DECORATION FORMING TOY SET

EPOCH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A pastry bag comprising:a container configured to contain a creamy substance;
a connecting section at least partially disposed inside the container and extending outside of the container;
a nozzle connected to the container by the connecting section, the nozzle including an opening through which the creamy substance passes out of the container; and
an auxiliary member at least partially disposed inside of one or both of the connecting section and the nozzle, the auxiliary member comprising:
a fixing portion that holds the auxiliary member to the nozzle;
a positioning portion to be brought into contact with a creation surface on which a decoration is to be created, the positioning portion extending through the opening of the nozzle;
at least one connecting rod connecting the positioning portion and the fixing portion;
at least one front rib formed between a part of the positioning portion on a front side of the connecting rod and a front surface of the connecting rod, the at least one front rib extending from the at least one connecting rod towards the opening of the nozzle; and
at least one rear rib connecting a part of the positioning portion on a rear side of the connecting rod and a rear surface of the connecting rod, the at least one rear rib extending from the at least one connecting rod away from the opening of the nozzle,
wherein the fixing portion is sandwiched between the nozzle and the connecting section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,783

POULTRY CARCASS PROCESSING METHOD

Baader Linco, Inc., Kana...

1. A method of harvesting tissue from a bird carcass, comprising:cutting connective tissue between a leg bone and the bird carcass, wherein muscle tissue connecting the leg bone and the back remain intact; and
separating the leg bone from the carcass wherein leg muscle tissue remains connected to back muscle tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,165,782

DEVICE FOR OPTICALLY IDENTIFYING THE SEX OF A SLAUGHTER PIG

CSB-System AG, Geilenkir...

1. A device for optically identifying the sex of a slaughtered slaughter pig, comprising:a depth camera having a depth camera capture region for capturing a genital region of the slaughter pig and spatial coordinates of pixels, the spatial coordinates being provided in transmittable form;
a tubular rail on which the slaughter pig is suspended accommodated with the hind legs thereof on the tubular rail with the hind legs arranged on the tubular rail and spaced apart longitudinally along movement axis of the tubular rail;
a positioning device supporting said depth camera and for positioning said depth camera in relation to the genital region of the slaughter pig, said positioning device arranging the depth camera orthogonally to said tubular rail; and
an analysis unit connected to said depth camera, said analysis unit capturing the spatial coordinates provided by said depth camera and ascertaining a phenotypic sex of the slaughter pig on the basis of the spatial coordinates, the phenotypic sex being a differentiation into male uncastrated, male castrated, male having entirely or partially internal testicles, and female.

US Pat. No. 10,165,779

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLYLPYRAZOLE DERIVATIVE AND USE OF SAME AS HERBICIDE

KYOYU AGRI CO., LTD., Ka...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I):wherein,R1 represents a chlorine atom or bromine atom,
R2 represents a cyano group or nitro group,
R3 and R4 may be the same or different and represent C1-C6 alkyl groups which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, C3-C6 alkenyl groups which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or C3-C6 alkynyl groups which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms,
a represents 3 to 5, and
X represents an oxygen atom or sulfur atom.

US Pat. No. 10,165,777

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLYLPYRAZOLE DERIVATIVE AND USE OF SAME AS HERBICIDE

KYOYU AGRI CO., LTD., Ka...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I)
wherein,
R1 represents a chlorine atom or bromine atom,
R2 represents a cyano group or nitro group,
R3 and R4 may be the same or different and represent C1-C6 alkyl groups, C3-C6 cycloalkyl groups, C3-C6 alkenyl groups, C3-C6 alkynyl groups, C1-C6 alkoxy groups, halogen atoms, hydrogen atoms or Cy, wherein each group other than Cy may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and R3 and R4 may form a four- to seven-membered cyclic hydrocarbon together with carbon atoms bound thereto,
Cy represents an optionally substituted phenyl group or optionally substituted five- to six-membered heterocyclic group, wherein the substituents are selected from the group consisting of one or more halogen atoms, hydroxyl groups, nitro groups, cyano groups, C1-C4 alkyl groups which may be substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and C1-C4 alkoxy groups which may be substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and
a represents 3 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,165,776

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLYLPYRAZOLE DERIVATIVE AND USE OF SAME AS HERBICIDE

KYOYU AGRI CO., LTD., Ka...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I):wherein,R1 represents a chlorine atom or bromine atom,
R2 represents a cyano group or nitro group,
R3 represents a halogen atom, hydroxyl group, cyano group, nitro group, C1-C4 alkyl group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or C1-C4 alkoxy group which may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms,
a represents 3 to 5,
b represents 1 to 3, and
c represents 1 to 5, and each R3 may be mutually the same or different when c is 2 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,165,775

PESTICIDAL COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESSES RELATED THERETO

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A composition comprising a seed and a molecule according to
wherein
(a) A is

(b) R1 is H;
(c) R2 is H;
(d) R3 is H;
(e) R4 is CH3 or Cl;
(f) R5 is H;
(g) R6 is R11;
(h) R7 is O;
(i) R8 is (unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl)-S(O)n-(unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl);
(k) n is 0, 1, or 2;
(l) X is CRn1 where Rn1 is H or F; and
(p) R11 is CH2C?CH.

US Pat. No. 10,165,773

ANTIMICROBIAL CONSTRUCTS

Allvivio Vascular, Inc., ...

1. A method of coating a substrate using an antimicrobial construct to prevent or inhibit microbial growth on the substrate, the method comprising:providing an antimicrobial construct, the antimicrobial construct comprising an antimicrobial block copolymer which has an antimicrobial peptide component coupled to a block copolymer component;
applying the antimicrobial construct to the substrate, wherein a first portion of the block copolymer component adsorbs to the surface of the substrate and a second portion of the block copolymer component forms a flexible tether from the first portion of the block copolymer component to a quantity of the antimicrobial peptide component, and wherein applying the antimicrobial construct to the substrate imparts greater antimicrobial activity to the substrate than applying an antimicrobial peptide alone.

US Pat. No. 10,165,771

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ATTRACTING AND/OR REPELLING ANIMALS

SOUTHERN FLYWAY OUTFITTER...

3. An apparatus for deploying a raft of decoys, said apparatus comprising:a platform made of a mesh material adapted to maintain a generally planar form when deployed in a body of water;
a plurality of loops attached to the platform on a first side thereof, said loops being configured to provide attachment points for attaching decoys to the platform;
a plurality of reinforcements attached to the platform at one or more of said attachment points;
a plurality of fasteners, each fastener including a first end configured to engage one of said loops and a second end configured to engage one of said decoys to attach the decoy to the platform;
two or more longitudinally spaced handles disposed along a centerline of the platform on a second side thereof, wherein one of the two or more longitudinally spaced handles is disposed on a first end or a second end of the platform, and one of the two or more longitudinally spaced handles is disposed along a transverse centerline of the platform
a plurality of grommets located along a perimeter of said platform for attaching one or more anchors to the platform;
a stiffening rod extending along the transverse centerline of the platform; and
wherein the plurality of fasteners each further comprise a swivel disposed between the first and second ends of each fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,165,770

ADAPTABLE HUNTING BLIND AND METHOD OF USE

Blind Disguise Outdoors, ...

1. An adaptable hunting blind assembly comprising:an annular ring formed from a plurality of connected segments;
a camouflage portion extending downwardly from the annular ring;
a strap of sufficient length to wrap around a tree trunk, wherein the strap is configured to connect to the annular ring;
a plurality of connected hollow pole sections, comprised of a proximal pole section and at least one distal pole section, wherein the proximal pole section has a diameter greater than a diameter of the at least one distal pole section, wherein the plurality of connected hollow pole sections are adjustably connected to form a pole assembly;
a first securing device and a second securing device, said first securing device positioned substantially perpendicular to a vertical axis of the pole assembly and rotatably connected to the proximal pole section; and the second securing device connected to the at least one distal pole section of the pole assembly, wherein the first securing device connects to a tree-stand and the second securing device connects to the annular ring.

US Pat. No. 10,165,769

ANIMAL BAIT STATION

1. An animal bait station body, comprising:(a) at least a first feeding conduit, having a first sidewall, said first sidewall extending about a first communication corridor, said first feeding conduit having a first top and a first bottom, and a first open end;
(b) a food reserve conduit, having a second sidewall, extending in a direction upward from a feeding location proximate said first feeding conduit and about a second communication corridor, said food reserve conduit having a second end remote from the feeding location;
said feeding location being defined by a feeding chamber structure, said feeding chamber structure having a third sidewall, said first and second communication corridors extending in common through said first feeding conduit, said food reserve conduit, and through said feeding chamber structure, along a communication path such that any bait material in said food reserve conduit can move, along said communication path, from an initial location in said food reserve conduit, to the feeding location; and
(c) at a first longitudinal location, a first hole through one of said first sidewall of said first feeding conduit or said third sidewall of said feeding chamber structure, between the feeding location and the first open end, the first hole extending, from outside said animal bait station body, through the one of said first sidewall or said third sidewall and into the communication path, and
(d) a second hole across the communication path from the first hole, and at the first longitudinal location, the second hole extending through said respective one of said first sidewall or said third sidewall to ambient environment outside said animal bait station body,
further comprising a blocking member extending through the first hole, and in a downward direction across the communication path, and through the second hole.

US Pat. No. 10,165,768

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE STORAGE AND DISPLAY OF FISHING LURES

Darryl Montoya, Aurora, ...

1. An apparatus for the storage of fishing lures through an eyelet of a lure comprising:a peg, having a constant cross-sectional profile elongated along a longitudinal axis of the peg from a proximal end of the peg to a distal end of the peg;
a proximal portion of the peg comprising a textured surface;
a wire having a proximal end and a distal end, with the proximal end of the wire transecting the peg, and the distal end of the wire directed upwards;
the wire having a proximal portion within the peg and a distal cantilevered portion extending from the peg;
wherein the cantilevered portion retains the lure when the eyelet of the lure is disposed over the wire; and
a mounting surface;
the mounting surface comprising a plurality of apertures; and
the apertures having a cross-sectional profile that matches a cross-section of the peg creating an interference fit,
wherein the textured surface of the peg is retained within an aperture of the plurality of apertures, and
wherein the cantilevered portion further comprises a diameter increasing element.

US Pat. No. 10,165,767

MOTOR DRIVEN FISHING REEL

1. A motor driven fishing reel comprising:a main body having opposing sides;
a fishing line spool rotatably mounted to said main body via a spool axle;
a motorized drive assembly affixed to said main body;
said motorized drive assembly including an electric motor having an output shaft configured for powered rotation of said spool;
a clutch mechanically directly connected to said output shaft and to said spool to transfer power to said spool thereby causing powered rotation thereof;
an electrical control system to allow for user variation of the speed of said motor thereby allowing for user regulation of spool winding speed; and
means for wireless remote controlled actuation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,165,766

HORIZONTALLY BALANCED SYMMETRICAL FISHING LURE

1. A horizontally balanced fishing lure useful for vertical jigging fishing technique comprising:a lure body symmetrically shaped along the longitudinal axis, having a symmetrically shaped front and rear end, an upper and lower surface, and an aperture positioned substantially centrally on said longitudinal axis,
a jig hook comprising a shank having an eye end and a barbed end attached to said lure body longitudinal axis by said shank, such that said eye end, configured as a fishing line connector, extends up through said aperture to said lure body upper surface, and said barbed end extends past said lure body rear end, and a channel extending rearward from said body aperture on a lower surface of said lure, to receive and secure the shank to the lure said aperture position defining the balance point of said lure such that said lure hangs horizontally from a fishing line configured to be attached to said jig hook eye end and to rest in a horizontal position in the water.

US Pat. No. 10,165,765

SPEARGUN

7. A speargun, comprisinga barrel,
a handle unit comprising a handle and a finger trigger located in front of the handle,
the handle unit being releasably connected to the barrel, and
a trigger unit for releasing a spear through activation of the finger trigger,wherein fixation means are provided for fixing the handle unit in different positions along a length of said barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,165,764

HOOP NET

1. A bait net comprising:a. two semicircular tubular rods, each having a hollow first end and a second end with a pin-like insert attached thereto, and the two semicircular rods are connected together at each end to form a ring by means of the pin-like insert of the second end is inserted into the hollow first end for a secure fit at two points of connection; and
b. a net made of mesh which at its top portion has the same diameter as the ring formed by the two semicircular tubular rods, and at its bottom portion extends into a conical shaped enclosed receptacle, forming a hoop; and
c. the net is attached to the ring formed by the two semicircular tubular rods by means of: being interwoven about the circumference of the ring; and having two U shaped cords, with one about each point of connection of the ring; and each U shaped cord is fastened to the ring by a fastening means and is held in place about each point of connection by wax string that is wrapped around the tubular rod and creates a barrier to the movement of the U shaped cords and the net; and
d. four stabilizing cords, each separately attached to the ring by a fastening means and positioned equidistant from each other about the ring, and which cords converge at the center of the ring and net assembly; and
e. a draw cord that is attached to the four stabilizing cords at their point of convergence by a fastening means.

US Pat. No. 10,165,762

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED CONTAINERS

Kenneth D. Hughes, Alpha...

1. A device for maintaining living organisms in a temperature controlled environment comprising:one or more aquarium or terrarium containers for housing said living organisms, wherein said aquarium or terrarium container consists of glass, plastics, or a combination thereof; and
a container support structure, comprising a hole or cut-out in a top surface of the container support structure above which each aquarium or terrarium container is separably attached such that each aquarium or terrarium can be separated from the container support structure, and below which a flat planar integrated temperature control element is mounted in intimate contact with the container support structure, wherein the flat planar integrated temperature control element is pressure fit into a section of the container support structure below the hole or cut-out in the top surface of the container support structure;
wherein said temperature control element has less than 35 watts of power and is not in direct contact with said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers; and
wherein said temperature control element is separated from the bottom of said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers by a volume of air contained within the container support structure that transfers heat between said temperature control element and said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers.

US Pat. No. 10,165,761

MULTILEVEL CAGE FOR TRANSPORTING AND STUNNING LIVE POULTRY

Bright Coop, Inc., Nacog...

1. A method of transporting poultry birds from a place where they are grown to a place where they are slaughtered and dressed for consumption, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a first door covering a first opening of a cage compartment, wherein the first door is spring-biased toward a closed position across the first opening of the cage;
b) placing plural poultry birds into a second opening of a cage compartment;
c) securely closing a second door over the second opening;
d) transporting the cage compartment to another location; and
e) tilting the cage in the direction of the first opening to a predetermined angle at which the poultry birds will slide toward the first opening of the cage compartment and the weight of the poultry birds will push the spring-biased first door beyond a bias point and into an open position wherein the spring biases the first door toward an open position, allowing the poultry birds to exit the cage compartment through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,165,760

DOG HARNESS

1. A dog harness comprising,an open ended prosternum flexible loop having first and second terminal ends,
an open ended sternum flexible loop having first and second terminal ends where the first end of the sternum loop is angularly affixed to the first end of the prosternum loop forming a first apex and the second end of the sternum loop is angularly affixed to the second end of the prosternum loop forming a second apex,
first and second elongated web members each having distal and proximal ends, where the proximal ends are affixed to the first and second apexes respectively and the distal ends each form a closed loop,
a sliplock buckle carried by the web member in each closed loop to adjust the length of the respective loop, and
a buckle selectively interconnecting the first and second web members at points between the sliplock buckles and the respective apexes.

US Pat. No. 10,165,759

VP TRAINER

1. A hand held vp trainer for training and exercising dogs of all ages and sizes by an owner or trainer, comprising:(a) a flexible yet robust, telescopic pole having lower, middle, and upper telescopic sections for extending or collapsing the pole, the pole having a grip handle attached to the base of the pole along with a rounded off base segment of the pole;
(b) a clip attached to the pole near the other end farthest away from the handle, where a tether from a training and exercising object can be attached;
(c) two locking mechanisms, where in each comprises a spring and two ball bearings for locking the lower, middle, and upper telescopic sections in place when expanded;
(d) a track inside the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, and a notch on the bottom of the middle and upper telescopic pole sections, for guidance when expanding or collapsing the pole;
(e) a stopper inside the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, to make sure that the telescopic pole will not extend beyond a certain limit;
(f) magnetized notches on the bottom of the middle and upper telescopic pole sections, and magnetized bottom tracks inside of the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, so when the telescopic pole is collapsed it will stay collapsed and not extend on its own, unless extended by the owner or trainer; and
(g) a plurality of training and exercising objects attractive to the dog and suitable for the training needed; and
(h) a tether which connects the plurality of training and exercising objects to the telescopic pole.

US Pat. No. 10,165,757

SCARFING TYPE SCRATCHING PAD

1. A scarfing type scratching pad, comprises:a base board, the base board having a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the base board also having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein, of the base board, these sides extend from the first surface to the second surface of the base board, wherein, of the base board, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which, of the base board, the first side, the second side, the third side and the fourth side all having a plurality of salients;
a plurality of side boards, the plurality of side boards having a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the plurality of side boards also includes a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein these side boards extend from the first surface to the second surface of the plurality of side boards, wherein, of the plurality of side boards, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which the third side of the plurality of side boards extends from the second side to the fourth side, in which the first side of the plurality of side boards having a plurality of salients going through from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of side boards, in which the second side and the fourth side of the plurality of side boards both having a plurality of salients; and
a plurality of top boards, each the plurality of top boards includes a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the top board also has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein these sides extend from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of top boards, wherein, of the plurality of top boards, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which the first side, the second side and the third side of the plurality of top boards all having a plurality of recess holes going through from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of top boards;
wherein, the plurality of salients of the first side of the base board and the second side of the base board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the first side of the side board, the plurality of salients the second side of the side board and the fourth side of the side board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the plurality of second side of the top board and the first side of the top board, and the plurality of salients of the third side of the base board and the fourth side of the base board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the third side of the top board and a three-dimensional shape can be formed.

US Pat. No. 10,165,756

WIRELESS LOCATION ASSISTED ZONE GUIDANCE SYSTEM INCORPORATING A RAPID COLLAR MOUNT AND NON-NECROTIC STIMULATION

GPSIP, Inc., Oshkosh, WI...

1. A collar-mounted GPS and stimulation unit incorporating a rapid collar mount and non-necrotic stimulation, comprising:a body having a first major surface, a second major surface spaced from said first major surface, a superior lateral edge adjoining said first and second major surfaces, an inferior lateral edge distal and inferior to said superior lateral edge, a first longitudinal end, and a second longitudinal end distal to said first longitudinal end;
a plurality of stimulation electrodes within an exposed electrode plane substantially parallel with and immediately adjacent to said body second major surface;
a GPS sensor and associated electronics contained within said body, wherein said associated electronics further comprises a capacitive detector coupled to said plurality of stimulation electrodes, said capacitive detector configured to detect a capacitance of fur adjacent to said plurality of stimulation electrodes when said body is properly secured to a dog and configured to turn on said GPS sensor responsive to said fur capacitance detection;
a first quick-mount retention clip extending from said superior lateral edge adjacent to said first longitudinal end to a first clip termination and defining a first gap between said first clip termination and said first longitudinal end, said first gap configured to receive and retain a first collar portion between said first quick-mount retention clip and said first longitudinal end;
a second quick-mount retention clip extending from said inferior lateral edge adjacent to said first longitudinal end to a second clip termination and defining a second gap between said second clip termination and said first longitudinal end, said second gap configured to receive and retain a second collar portion between said second quick-mount retention clip and said first longitudinal end;
said first and second clip terminations spaced from each other by a distance less than a distance between said first and second quick mount retention clips adjacent to said first longitudinal end and thereby configured to operatively entrap a collar therebetween;
a third quick-mount retention clip extending from said superior lateral edge adjacent to said second longitudinal end to a third clip termination and defining a third gap between said third clip termination and said second longitudinal end, said third gap configured to receive and retain a third collar portion between said third quick-mount retention clip and said second longitudinal end; and
a fourth quick-mount retention clip extending from said inferior lateral edge adjacent to said second longitudinal end to a fourth clip termination and defining a fourth gap between said fourth clip termination and said second longitudinal end, said fourth gap configured to receive and retain a fourth collar portion between said fourth quick-mount retention clip and said second longitudinal end;
said third and fourth clip terminations spaced from each other by a distance less than a distance between said third and fourth quick mount retention clips adjacent to said second longitudinal end and thereby configured to operatively entrap said collar therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,165,755

WIRELESS LOCATION ASSISTED ZONE GUIDANCE SYSTEM REGION LOOKUP

GPSIP, Inc., Oshkosh, WI...

1. A wireless location assisted zone guidance system comprising:a housing;
an electrical power source contained within said housing;
at least one animal stimulation apparatus coupled with said housing and electrically powered by said electrical power source;
a wireless location determination apparatus contained within said housing, powered by said electrical power source, and adapted to operatively generate electrical latitude and longitude information representative of a current position of said housing;
an electrical processor coupled to said wireless location determination apparatus and configured to receive said electrical latitude and longitude information therefrom;
memory electrically accessible by said electrical processor;
an electrically powered human interface adapted to convert electrical signal input to human-comprehendible output and adapted to receive electrical signals representative of human input;
a data table stored in said electrically accessible memory uniquely locating at least two geographically separated assisted guidance regions;
said electrical processor configured to operatively compare said received electrical latitude and longitude information to said data table to generate a first represented current position within said data table and to generate a second represented current position that is subsequent to said first represented current position and further configured to vary an output of said at least one animal stimulation apparatus responsive to said second represented current position relative to said first one of said at least two assisted guidance regions when said first represented current position of said housing is within said first one of said at least two assisted guidance regions, and configured to generate and convey a query to said human interface when said first represented position is outside of each one of said at least two assisted guidance regions.

US Pat. No. 10,165,754

ANIMAL BATHING ASSEMBLY

1. An animal bathing assembly comprising:a housing being configured to have an animal placed therein;
a washing unit being coupled to said housing wherein said washing unit is configured to dispense a fluid onto the animal when the animal is positioned within said housing;
a plurality of scrubbing units, each of said scrubbing units being coupled to said housing wherein each of said scrubbing units is configured to scrub the animal when the animal is positioned within said housing;
a drying unit being coupled to said housing wherein said drying unit is configured to urge air onto the animal thereby facilitating the animal to be dried;
a control being coupled to said housing wherein said control is configured to be manipulated, said control being electrically coupled to said washing unit, said scrubbing unit and said drying unit such that said control controls operational parameters of said washing unit, said scrubbing unit and said drying unit;
each of said scrubbing units comprises a track having an upper end, a lower end and an outer wall extending between said upper end and said lower end, said track being substantially hollow, said outer wall having a front side and a back side, said front side of said track having a gear opening extending into an interior of said track, said gear opening extending between said upper end and said lower end;
said housing has an inner surface;
said gear opening has a lateral bounding edge, said lateral bounding edge comprising a plurality of teeth, said teeth being spaced apart from each other and being distributed along said lateral bounding edge, said back side of said track being coupled to said inner surface of said housing such that said track is vertically oriented;
a disk having a front surface and a back surface, said disk being substantially hollow, said front surface having a slot extending into an interior of said disk, said slot being continuous such that said slot forms a closed ring;
a motor being positioned within said interior of said track, said motor rotating in a first direction and a second direction; and
a first shaft being rotatably coupled to and extending away from said motor such that said motor rotates said first shaft when said motor is turned on, said first shaft extending outwardly from said gear opening and through said back surface of said disk, said first shaft having a distal end with respect to said motor, said distal end of said first shaft being positioned within said interior of said disk.

US Pat. No. 10,165,753

PET WATER FOUNTAIN

1. A pet water fountain comprising:a bucket configured to hold water;
a pump detachably mounted on a bottom of the bucket;
a cover body detachably mounted on a top of the bucket and covering the bucket, wherein the cover body has a lap edge corresponding to the shape of the top of the bucket and residing on the top of the bucket, and a first recess is formed in the center of the cover body, with a first hollow pipe which extends through to an inner space of the bucket being located in the center of the first recess, and a plurality of through holes being formed around the first hollow pipe, the cover body further has a first step surrounding a top of the first recess;
a filter contained in the first recess of the cover body surrounding the first hollow pipe;
a water platform mounted on the cover body, wherein the water platform has a second hollow pipe extending downwards through the first hollow pipe to connect a pump outlet of the pump, and the water platform has an inner flange surrounding the second hollow pipe and an outer flange, the inner flange being higher than the outer flange, and the water platform further has an outer sidewall extending downwards to be supported on the first step of the cover body, at least one gap being configured on a bottom of the outer sidewall to allow water overflowed from the outer flange of the water platform to flow through the at least one gap into the first recess and then flow back into the bucket after being filtered by the filter;
a flower nozzle mounted on the water platform, wherein the flower nozzle has a plurality of spouts along its periphery and has a third hollow pipe extending downwards from the center of the flower nozzle to be inserted into the second hollow pipe of the water platform, and the flower nozzle further has a top cover covering a top of the third hollow pipe, wherein water in the bucket is pumped upwards from the pump outlet into the second hollow pipe of the water platform and then into the third hollow pipe of the flower nozzle and then flows out from the spouts.

US Pat. No. 10,165,750

LETTUCE VARIETY 41-200 RZ

RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN Z...

1. A lettuce plant designated 41-200 RZ, representative seed of which having been deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 42342.

US Pat. No. 10,165,742

CENTER PIVOT IRRIGATION SYSTEM

1. A center pivot irrigation system having a center pivot, said system being for watering crops growing upon agricultural ground, said ground having a ground surface, said system comprising:(a) a plurality of towers which are rollable upon tower wheels, the plurality of towers being arranged in a series along a radial axis extending from the center pivot, each tower of the plurality of towers having a circumferential leg and a counter-circumferential leg, each tower wheel having a rotation axis substantially parallel to the radial axis;
(b) a plurality of circumferential pivot arms, each arm of the plurality of circumferential pivot arms having a distal end, each arm of the plurality of circumferential pivot arms having a proximal end which is pivotally attached to one of the circumferential legs;
(c) a plurality of counter-circumferential pivot arms, each arm of the plurality of counter-circumferential pivot arms having a distal end, each arm of the plurality of counter-circumferential pivot arms having a proximal end which is pivotally attached to one of the counter-circumferential legs;
(d) a plurality of circumferential linear motion actuators, each actuator of the plurality of circumferential linear motion actuators extending between one of the circumferential pivot arms and one of the circumferential legs, said each actuator being adapted for alternatively upwardly retracting and downwardly extending the one of the circumferential pivot arms;
(e) a plurality of counter-circumferential linear motion actuators, each actuator of the plurality of counter-circumferential linear motion actuators extending between one of the counter-circumferential pivot arms and one of the counter-circumferential legs, said each actuator being adapted for alternatively upwardly retracting and downwardly extending the one of the counter-circumferential pivot arms;
(f) a plurality of circumferential ground contact assemblies, each assembly of the plurality of circumferential ground contact assemblies being fixedly attached to the distal end of one of the circumferential pivot arms, said each assembly being adapted for, upon a downward extension of the one of the circumferential pivot arms, downwardly biasing against the ground surface; and
(g) a plurality of counter-circumferential ground contact assemblies, each assembly of the plurality of counter-circumferential ground contact assemblies being fixedly attached to the distal end of one of the counter-circumferential pivot arms, said each assembly being adapted for, upon a downward extension of the one of the counter-circumferential pivot arms, downwardly biasing against the ground surface, wherein each circumferential ground contact assembly comprises a circumferential ground contact member, wherein each counter-circumferential ground contact assembly comprises a counter-circumferential ground contact member, wherein each circumferential ground contact member comprises a circumferential ground contact wheel, wherein each counter-circumferential ground contact member comprises a counter-circumferential wheel, wherein each circumferential ground contact wheel has a rotation axis substantially parallel to the radial axis, and wherein each counter-circumferential ground contact wheel has a rotation axis substantially parallel with the radial axis.

US Pat. No. 10,165,741

IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH STEADY STATE SPEEDS OF MOVEMENT

Irrovation LLC, Omaha, N...

1. An irrigation system having a movement direction over a ground surface of a field, the irrigation system comprising:a plurality of spans, each having a longitudinal axis, said plurality of spans being connected at a flexible juncture and having a state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans;
an intermediate tower structure between the plurality of spans configured to support the plurality of spans above the ground surface;
a variable-speed drive assembly of the intermediate tower structure having a wheel configured to contact the ground surface below the irrigation system and a span motor configured to drive the wheel so as to propel the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface;
an alignment detector of the variable-speed drive assembly having a first switch and a second switch configured to detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans indicating: (a) a lagging state of misalignment; (b) a leading state of misalignment; or (c) a state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading;
the alignment detector having:
the first switch with a first arm, a first normally closed switch contact, a first normally opened switch contact, and a first common switch contact;
the second switch with a second arm, a second normally closed switch contact, a second normally opened switch contact, and a second common switch contact;
wherein the first and second arms detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans; and
a variable-speed drive controller of the variable-speed drive assembly controlling the speed of the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface, said variable-speed drive controller monitoring and processing the output of the alignment detector and, based on the state of alignment detected by the alignment detector, increasing the speed of the span motor in the lagging state of misalignment, decreasing the speed of the span motor in the leading state of misalignment, or maintaining the current speed of the span motor in the state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading; to thereby maintain substantial straight alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans.

US Pat. No. 10,165,740

TREE SAP COLLECTING DEVICE

ERATUBE INC., Saint-Hyac...

1. A tree sap collecting device, comprising:a main conduit extending between a first end insertable into a tree and a second end, the main conduit being hollow along at least some of a length thereof and defining an inner chamber extending from the first end toward the second end to receive sap; and
a hollow drainage conduit connected to the main conduit and extending away therefrom, the drainage conduit being in fluid communication with the inner chamber of the main conduit to receive sap therefrom, the drainage conduit having an outer surface and at least one protuberance extending outwardly from the outer surface, the at least one protuberance occupying a circumferential extent on the outer surface being less than a circumference of the outer surface, the outer surface being free of protrusions except for the at least one protuberance, the at least one protuberance engaging a collection tube upon the collection tube being mounted to the outer surface, the at least one protuberance locally radially deforming the collection tube upon the collection tube being mounted to the outer surface, a remainder of the collection tube remaining non-deformed so as to form deformed sections and non-deformed sections of the collection tube, an arrangement of the deformed sections and the non-deformed sections configured to reduce rotation of the collection tube about the outer surface of the drainage conduit to thereby better secure the collection tube to the drainage conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,165,739

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A ROOT BALL

356864 Alberta LTD., Air...

1. An apparatus for forming a root ball comprising:(a) a frame that is operatively couplable to a support vehicle;
(b) at least one arm that is connected to the frame comprising:
(i) a first tower that is supported by the at least one arm;
(ii) a first cutting-member that is supported by the first tower and movable between a retracted position and an extended position along a substantially linear-path;
(iii) a second tower that is supported by the at least one arm; and
(iv) a second cutting-member that is supported by the second tower and moveable between a retracted position and an extended position along an arcuate path, wherein in operation the second cutting-member moves along the arcuate path to cut a lower wall of a root ball;wherein the first cutting-member and the second cutting-member are movable from their retracted to extended positions independently of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,165,738

BLOW OPERATION DEVICE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A blow operation device comprising:a backpack type frame;
a battery attached to the frame;
a blower body having an electric motor to which power is fed from the battery and having an axial fan driven by the electric motor; and
a blower tube connected to a blow side of the blower body,
the frame including a back contact surface, and the blower body being attached to the frame such that axial directions of the electric motor and the axial fan are along the back contact surface, and
wherein a right and left pair of the blower bodies and a right and left pair of the blower tubes are provided.

US Pat. No. 10,165,736

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE PLATFORM AND VARIABLE RATE IRRIGATION METHOD FOR PREVENTING FROST DAMAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A method for dispensing water for crops to protect plant life from frost damage, comprising:traversing a field with a self-propelled rover, the rover including a tower coupled to a base and extending over the base and a plurality of sensors set on the tower and the base, the tower and base configured to sense weather conditions around the rover concurrently at different elevations relative to the base and at different locations in the field;
measuring the weather conditions at the different elevations and at the different locations in the field using the plurality of sensors on the rover;
evaluating local measurement data to determine an amount and manner for disbursement of water under the weather conditions for the different elevations and at the different locations in the field; and
delivering the water until goal conditions are met.

US Pat. No. 10,165,735

DYNAMIC PLANT LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Full Spectrum Industries ...

1. A dynamically engaged cannabis plant stimulation lighting system comprising:at least one light emitting diode capable of providing at least four emission spectra to cannabis plants, said emission spectra comprising:
at least one ultra violet wavelength between about 420 and about 425 nm;
at least one blue wavelength at about 460 nm;
at least one red wavelength at about 660 nm; and
at least one infrared wavelength between about 720 nm and about 740 nm;
wherein said at least one light emitting diode is capable of providing a color temperature between about 3500K and about 5000K to said cannabis plants;
wherein said at least one light emitting diode is capable of providing a color rendering index between about 70 and about 100 to said cannabis plants; and
a variable output intensity control capable of varying each of said four emission spectra output intensity; and
an event time for each of said emission spectra, wherein said event time for said infrared wavelength between about 720 and about 740 nm is about 15 minutes at the beginning and at the end of a light cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,165,734

GROWING SYSTEM MIXING BOX

Greenhouse HVAC, LLC, Ja...

1. A growing system mixing box comprising:a housing through which gaseous fluids flow;
a plurality of inlets to the housing, and an outlet from the housing, the outlet being spaced apart from the plurality of inlets, the plurality of inlets including a CO2-containing exhaust inlet;
a plurality of cooling coils, in series, disposed between the plurality of inlets and the outlet;
a heating coil, in series with the plurality of cooling coils, the heating coil being disposed between the plurality of cooling coils and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,733

URN AND PLANTER COMBINATION

1. A container that holds both of ashes resulting from cremation of a decedent and a living plant or bonsai tree comprising:a first compartment for containing the living plant with soil;
at least one additional compartment in which at least a portion of the ashes of the decedent and soil co-mingle; and
a plurality of openings communicating between said first compartment and said at least one additional compartment and providing a pathway for plant roots to migrate between the first and the at least one additional compartment;
wherein at least some of the ashes from the decedent are incorporated into the living plant.

US Pat. No. 10,165,732

AERIAL FLUID APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ORCHARDS, VINEYARDS AND THE LIKE

1. A device for delivering a gas to an individual plant, comprising: an elongated, straight, vertical base adapted to be placed on a ground a predetermined distance from the individual plant and upwind from the individual plant, an emitter assembly adjustably disposed on the base, a gas supply conduit communicatively connected to the emitter assembly and adapted to be connected to a gas supply, and a vertically disposed wind foil, the wind foil having an upwind first face and a downwind second face, the emitter assembly being disposed on the second face of the wind foil towards the individual plant, whereby in use, as emitted from the emitter assembly away from the second face of the wind foil forms a gas envelope proximate at least a portion of the individual plant, and whereby the wind foil shields the gas envelope from wind so that it remains proximate at least a portion of the individual plant.

US Pat. No. 10,165,731

MECHANICAL DISCHARGER COMBINED WITH AN EXTRACTOR DEVICE FOR BULK PRODUCT STORED IN SILO-BAGS

1. An apparatus for a mechanical product discharger combined with an extractor device for a product stored in a silo bag with one end longitudinally opened, the product discharger is a continuous conveyor structure with a lower loading part substantially horizontally and transversely positioned within the silo bag, and an upper loading part inclined with respect to the ground with a top discharge end in the cargo box of a loading vehicle, said apparatus comprises:an upper winding tube;
a lower winding tube positioned below said upper winding tube so that a separation space is provided between both winding tubes; and
a tension element coupled to said lower winding tube to maintain said separation space and prevent contact between both winding tubes, said lower winding tube being configured to support, secure and draw a lower part of a silo bag and said upper winding tube being configured to support, secure and draw an upper part of said silo bag so that said lower part and said upper part are synchronously wound over said lower winding tube and said upper winding tube, respectively, when said upper and lower winding tubes are rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,165,730

METHOD OF OPERATING AN AGRICULTURAL BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of operating an agricultural baler, comprising the steps of:measuring with a sensor at least one physical input parameter associated with a compression profile of crop material in a bale chamber of the baler, wherein a plunger is configured for reciprocation within the bale chamber for compressing the crop material;
analyzing the compression profile of the crop material with a controller, dependent upon the measured at least one physical input parameter; and
adjusting at least one physical output parameter of the baler using a controller which affects the compression profile of the crop material in the bale chamber;
wherein analyzing the compression profile comprises:
performing a compression analysis and a relaxation analysis of the crop material within the bale chamber during bale formation.

US Pat. No. 10,165,729

SHAKER HEAD AND RELATED METHODS

1. A shaker mechanism for use in a tree shaker having a mobile frame and means for engaging a tree, comprising:a. two bilaterally positioned eccentric weights symmetrically positioned with respect to a central axis of a shaker head on a same plane of rotation, wherein said bilaterally positioned eccentric weights are operable to rotate at the same angular velocity during operation, and centers of mass of said two laterally positioned eccentric weights are in phase in a first instance and a second instance during each 360° rotation of the two laterally positioned eccentric weights, said centers of mass of said two bilaterally positioned eccentric weights being in phase in said first instance in alignment along a line that is perpendicular to the central axis of the shaker head such that said centers of mass are at their closest point to a first lateral side of said shaker head, and said centers of mass of said two bilaterally positioned eccentric weights being in phase in said second instance along said line that is perpendicular to the central axis of the shaker head such that said centers of mass are at their closest point to a second lateral side of said shaker head;
b. at least one central sprocket wheel located on said central axis of said shaker head;
c. a motor for driving the rotation of said bilaterally positioned eccentric weights; and
d. at least one drive chain or belt operable to engage with sprockets on rotational shafts of said bilaterally positioned eccentric weights.

US Pat. No. 10,165,728

EDGER WITH SHIELDING ASSEMBLY

Echo Incorporated, Lake ...

1. An edger comprising:a main frame that can be advanced controllably relative to subjacent terrain;
a cutting assembly on the main frame;
a drive for rotating the cutting assembly around a first axis,
the cutting assembly configured to produce a trench in underlying terrain as the cutting assembly is rotated by the drive in operation,
the produced trench having a width extending along the first axis,
the cutting assembly having a perimeter edge with a contour extending over an axial distance; and
a shielding assembly defining a radially inwardly facing surface that resides radially outside of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly,
the radially inwardly facing surface having a shape that is at least nominally matched to the contour of an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly so that as the cutting assembly rotates the radially inwardly facing surface and perimeter edge of the cutting assembly cooperate to each avoid buildup of foreign matter on the other,
the radially inwardly facing surface, with the edger viewed in cross-section along a plane containing the first axis, having a non-straight shape where the radially facing surface extends over an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,727

TRIMMER HEAD

TECOMEC S.R.L., Reggio E...

1. A trimmer head comprising:a casing designed to be coupled to a driveshaft for rotating about a main axis, the casing comprising an upper shell and a lower shell, the lower shell comprising a second toothing that protrudes upwardly and a track that is oriented radially with respect to the main axis;
an upper disk secured to the upper shell;
a lower disk comprising a first toothing that protrudes downwardly;
at least one spool of cutting wire between the lower disk and the upper disk;
a spring disposed between the upper shell and the upper disk; and
a mass disposed between the lower shell and the lower disk configured to move in a radial direction within the track with respect to the main axis
wherein in an engagement position, the spring urges the upper disk and the lower disk towards the lower shell, such that the first toothing and the second toothing are engaged and the upper disk and lower disk rotate with the lower shell,
wherein in a free position, the mass moves in the track radially away from the main axis to push the lower disk away from the lower shell and disengage the first toothing and the second toothing such that the upper disk and lower disk rotate with respect to the lower shell,
wherein the lower disk and the upper disk are independent of one another and are within the lower shell.

US Pat. No. 10,165,726

AGRICULTURAL HEADER WITH MULTIPLE KNIFE DRIVES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural vehicle, comprising:a chassis; and
a header carried by said chassis, said header including:
at least three header frame sections, said at least three header frame sections comprising a center section, a first wing section adjacent a first lateral end of said center section, and a second wing section adjacent a second lateral end of said center section which is opposite said first lateral end;
at least three knife assemblies; and
at least three knife drives, each of said at least three knife drives being drivingly coupled to at least one of said at least three knife assemblies;
wherein said center section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries at least one of said at least three knife drives at a point between the first and the second lateral ends;
wherein said first wing section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries one of said at least three knife drives adjacent an end opposite said first lateral end of said center section; and
wherein said second wing section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries one of said at least three knife drives adjacent an end opposite said second lateral end of said center section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,725

CONTROLLING GROUND ENGAGING ELEMENTS BASED ON IMAGES

1. A mobile machine comprising:map generator logic configured to receive a first data set and a second data set, wherein the first and second data sets comprise indications of a soil parameter of a worksite, wherein the soil parameter comprises soil temperature, and wherein the first data set is captured at an earlier time than the second data set and, based on the first and second data sets, generate a soil temperature map of the worksite;
a controllable subsystem;
a controller configured to generate a control signal based on both a position of the agricultural machine within the worksite and the generated soil temperature map; and
a control system configured to control the controllable subsystem based on the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,165,724

POTATO SEED PLANTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PLANTING POTATO SEED USING THE APPARATUS

Crary Industries, Inc., ...

1. A potato seed planting apparatus comprising:a frame configured to be advanced over a subjacent field to which potato seed is to be planted;
at least one container on the frame for a supply of potato seed; and
a plurality of laterally spaced planting units on the frame,
each of the planting units configured to cause individual potato seeds from the at least one container to be individually handled and so that only single potato seeds are discharged to the subjacent field at controlled time intervals as the potato seed planting apparatus is advanced in a travel path,
first and second of the planting units configured so that the discharge time intervals for potato seeds from the first planting unit are different than the discharge time intervals for potato seeds from the second planting unit with the potato seed planting apparatus advanced at a first speed in the travel path.

US Pat. No. 10,165,723

SEED TREATMENT APPARATUS

Bayer CropScience LP, Re...

1. A method of treating seeds with a seed treatment apparatus having a control processor, the method comprising:(a) depositing a plurality of seeds through a seed inlet in the seed treatment apparatus into a seed meter, wherein the seed meter comprises a rotatable seed wheel having an outer surface and a plurality of slots, thereby depositing into each slot a preset metered volume of the plurality of seeds;
(b) controlling the seed meter by the control processor to provide a volumetric flow rate of seeds passing therethrough;
(c) sensing the seed in the inlet above the seed meter and sending data to the control processor for determining when the seed meter will run out of seed for metering;
(d) discharging the seeds from the seed meter at the volumetric flow rate through a seed treatment region of a seed treatment applicator;
(e) individually pumping from at least one of a plurality of treatment tank units treatment fluid into the seed treatment applicator, each one of said plurality of treatment tank units comprising a pump and controlling each one of said pumps by the control processor thereby regulating a volumetric flow rate and thereby coating the seeds passing through the seed treatment region at least one of a plurality of a predetermined range of ratios of the volumetric flow rate of treatment fluid to the volumetric flow rate of the seed, with the treatment fluid from the plurality of treatment tank units; and
(f) discharging a plurality of treated seeds from the seed treatment applicator;
wherein when one of the flow rate of the treatment fluid pumped to the seed treatment applicator and the volumetric flow rate of seeds changes during the seed treatment, the other is automatically changed by the control processor thereby maintaining a predetermined ratio of the volumetric flow rate of treatment fluid to the seed volumetric flow rate,wherein after the seeds are treated by the rotatable seed wheel, the seeds are discharged into a tumbling drum for additional coating of the seeds by seed to seed contact and wherein the rotatable seed wheel is positioned between the treatment application portion and a seed discharge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,722

SCOUTING SYSTEMS

1. An agricultural scouting system comprising:a ground vehicle having a perception sensor, a motion sensor and a computer, wherein the ground vehicle is autonomous;
wherein the computer receives motion information from the motion sensor as the ground vehicle moves;
wherein the computer having instructions to ascertain from the perception sensor a position of the ground vehicle in a coordinate system of the ground vehicle, forming an occupancy grid based on a strength associated with cells of the occupancy grid; and the computer to transform the coordinate system to a second coordinate system;
wherein the second coordinate system includes a global motion of the ground vehicle and surrounding objects to generate candidate crop lanes, and wherein generating the candidate crop lanes includes identifying and classifying one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects arranged within the candidate crop lanes; a row model, wherein the candidate crop lanes are compared to the row model; and a vehicle path that the ground vehicle drives, wherein the vehicle path is based on a best scorer among the candidate crop lanes; and
wherein the computer is configured to generate an output signal received by an external vehicle to cause the external vehicle to perform a task when the one or more non-crop plant in-lier objects are identified within the candidate crop lanes.

US Pat. No. 10,165,721

DISC HOLDER AND SCRAPER CONSTRUCTION FOR DISC HARROWS

BIANCHI S.R.L., Piadena ...

1. A disc holder and scraper construction (1) for disc harrows, characterized in that said disc holder and scraper construction (1) comprises a disc element (2) affixed to a rotary hub (3), supported by a disc holder spring (4) to which is affixed a flexible disc scraper arm (8), made of spring steel, at a hot molded recess (10) on said disc scraper arm (8) made of spring steel, where said recess (10) engages said disc holder spring (4) at a point adjacent to a point of attachment of said rotary hub (3) to said disc holder spring (4), wherein said hot molded recess (10) prevents said flexible disc scraper arm (8) made of spring steel from being laterally offset and; wherein said disc holder spring (4) is in turn affixed to a framework (5) of a disc harrow, said disc holder spring (4) and said disc scraper arm (8)made of spring steel, being mounted on a convex side of said disc element (2), said disc holder and scraper construction (1) being adapted to remove soil adhering to said disc element (2) by a scraper assembly (7) affixed to said flexible disc scraper arm (8) made of spring steel so that said scraper assembly (7) will move when said flexible scraper arm (8) made of spring steel moves.
US Pat. No. 10,166,604

COMPOSITION OF PARTICULATE MATERIALS AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING SELF-LUBRICATING SINTERED PRODUCTS

Whirlpool, S.A., Sao Pau...

1. A metallurgical composition of particulate materials, for forming conformed and sintered self-lubricating composite products, comprising:a main particulate metallic material, in the form of a main chemical element, wherein the main particulate metallic material is iron, and at least one particulate hardening element, which form a structural matrix in the composite product to be sintered wherein the particulate hardening element has the function of hardening the structural matrix;
a non-metallic particulate solid lubricant, at least partially soluble in the structural matrix, wherein the particulate solid lubricant is a mixture consisting of graphite and hexagonal boron nitride;
an alloy component, with the function of stabilizing the iron alpha phase and of preventing the solubilization of the particulate solid lubricant in the iron; and
at least one particulate alloy element capable of forming, during a sintering of a conformed metallurgical composition, a liquid phase between the main particulate metallic material which forms the structural matrix and the particulate solid lubricant, agglomerating the latter in discrete particles;
wherein the particulate solid lubricant represents a volumetric percentage lower than or equal to 15% of the volume of the composite material to be formed and the particulate hardening element, the particulate alloy element and the alloy component are silicon, at contents from 2% to 5% by weight of the metallurgical composition; and wherein said composition being conformed by compaction and characterized in that the main particulate metallic material of iron presents an average particle size lying between about 10 ?m and about 90 ?m, the hardening element with the function of hardening the structural matrix, and the particulate alloy element with the function of forming the liquid phase and agglomerating the particulate solid lubricant, during the sintering of the metallurgical composition conformed by compaction, presenting an average particle size smaller than about 45 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,167,373

POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A polyamide resin foam shaped product comprising a polyamide resin, whereinthe polyamide resin foam shaped product has a crystallinity X of 10% to 50% and a crystallite size D of 10 nm or more as calculated based on a peak having a smallest peak width in an X-ray diffraction profile of the polyamide resin foam shaped product.
US Pat. No. 10,167,375

RUBBER COMPOSITION, CROSSLINKED RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber composition comprising carbon black, wherein62.5×24M4DBP+hydrogen amount of carbon black?8337.5  (1)
24M4DBP?0.25×CTAB?62.5  (2)
Dst+0.75×?D50?152.5  (3)
0.885??D50/Dst?1.030  (4)
where 24M4DBP indicates a compressed-sample DBP absorption number (cm3/100 g), CTAB indicates a CTAB adsorption specific surface area (m2/g), Dst indicates a highest frequency value (nm) on a Stokes' diameter distribution curve, ?D50 indicates a full width at half maximum (nm) of the distribution curve with respect to Dst, and the hydrogen amount of carbon black is in units of mass ppm.
US Pat. No. 10,167,376

HEAVY METAL FREE HALOGENATED POLYMER COMPOUND

LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIA...

1. A rigid chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (“CPVC”) polymer composition comprising (a) a CPVC polymer resin having from about 64 to about 67 weight % chlorine, and (b) a stabilizer system containing only from about 0.1 to about 3.0 parts zeolite and optionally a C6 to C12 metal carboxylate, and combinations thereof, wherein the zeolite has a water content of greater than 10 weight percent and a ratio of silicon to aluminum of less than 1.5.
US Pat. No. 10,167,378

PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD OF FIBER CONTAINING RESIN

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A processing method of a fiber containing resin, comprising:placing a fiber containing resin in a dry distillation-carbonization chamber, wherein the fiber containing resin contains fibers and a matrix resin;
sealing the dry distillation-carbonization chamber to shut air off;
heating the fiber containing resin in the absence of oxygen to thermally decompose and carbonize the matrix resin in the fiber containing resin to obtain a bundle of fibers;
immersing the resulting bundle of fibers in a solvent held in a container; and
stirring the resulting bundle of fibers to disentangle the fibers.
US Pat. No. 10,167,379

HYBRID FIBER LAYUP AND FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMERIC COMPOSITES PRODUCED THEREFROM

Cornerstone Research Grou...

9. The method of claim 1 wherein the dry fiber strips, the impregnated fiber strips, or both comprise one or more components selected from the group consisting of carbon fiber, glass fiber, aramid fiber, boron fiber, basalt fiber, ceramic fiber, quartz fiber, alumina fiber, and polymer fiber.
US Pat. No. 10,167,380

COMPOSITE MATERIAL

FiberSpec LLC, Two River...

1. A composite material, comprising:a plurality of beads, each bead having a diameter of at least 0.05 mm;
a plurality of fibers, each fiber having a length and a width; and
a resin binder;
wherein, the length of each fiber is greater than the width of each fiber; and
wherein the width of each fiber is less than the diameter of each bead.
US Pat. No. 10,167,124

SHAVE CREAM POD

PACIFIC SHAVING COMPANY, ...

1. A shaving cream formulation comprising:one or more surfactants, present in the amount of over fifty (50) percent by weight, based on a total weight of the formulation, wherein at least one of the one or more surfactants is selected from the group consisting of triethanolamine myristate and triethanolamine stearate, and is present in an amount of over fifteen (15) percent by weight based on a total weight of the formulation;
one or more emulsifying agents, present in the amount of from about five (5) to about forty (40) percent by weight, based on the total weight of the formulation; and
water,wherein water is present in an amount of from about one (1) weight percent to about fifteen (15) weight percent, based on the total weight of the formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,167,381

LIGHTWEIGHT WALL REPAIR COMPOUNDS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A wall repair compound, comprising,from about 20 percent to about 80 percent by weight aqueous latex binder emulsion that comprises an acrylic binder with a glass transition temperature from about 15° C. to about 35° C.;
from about 20 percent to about 70 percent by weight of an inorganic filler system that comprises substantially spherical synthetic particles that are glass bubbles; and,
reinforcing fibers.
US Pat. No. 10,167,382

SEALING MATERIAL

ENRICHMENT TECHNOLOGY COM...

1. A sealing material for the production of a gas seal, wherein the constituents of the sealing material include a bromobutyl elastomer in an amount of 100 parts by weight, a filler material in an amount between 10 and 100 parts by weight for setting the volume of the sealing material, a curing agent of a peroxide in an amount between 0.5 and 3.0 parts by weight for curing the sealing material, a material for acid neutralization, and a cross-linking component serving as a multi-functional reagent for peroxidically cross-linked elastomers in an amount between 0.1 and 2.0 parts by weight for further enhancing gas-tightness of the peroxidically cross-linked sealing material, wherein the material for acid neutralization consists essentially of an organic binder and activated magnesium oxide (MgO) embedded in the organic binder.
US Pat. No. 10,167,383

PROCESS TO FORM ETHYLENE/ALPHA-OLEFIN INTERPOLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to form a “first composition comprising a first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer and a second ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer,”said process comprising polymerizing via solution polymerization a first mixture comprising ethylene, an ?-olefin, and optionally a polyene, in a continuous stirred tank reactor to form a first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, and
transferring at least some of the first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer to a loop reactor, and polymerizing via solution polymerization, therein, a second mixture comprising ethylene, an alpha-olefin, and optionally a polyene, in the presence of the first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, to form the “first composition comprising the first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer and the second ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer”,
wherein the ratio of “the solution viscosity of the first ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, in the stirred tank reactor, at the stirred tank reactor temperature” to “the solution viscosity of the first composition, in the loop reactor, at the loop reactor temperature” is greater than, or equal to, 3.0.
US Pat. No. 10,167,384

COMPOSITION COMPRISING HETEROPHASIC PROPYLENE COPOLYMER

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising:(A) a heterophasic propylene copolymer,
(B) talc and
(C) a functionalized polypropylene grafted with an acid or acid anhydride functional group, wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer consists of
(a) a propylene-based matrix, wherein the propylene-based matrix consists of a propylene homopolymer and/or a propylene-?-olefin copolymer consisting of at least 70 wt % of propylene and at most 30 wt % of ?-olefin, based on the total weight of the propylene-based matrix and
wherein the propylene-based matrix is present in an amount of 90 to 95 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and
(b) a dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, wherein the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer is present in an amount of 10 to 5 wt % based on the total heterophasic propylene copolymer and
wherein the sum of the total amount of propylene-based matrix and total amount of the dispersed ethylene-?-olefin copolymer in the heterophasic propylene copolymer is 100 wt %,
wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer has an MFI of 0.1-0.5 dg/min as determined according to ISO1133 at 230° C. and 2.16 kg and
wherein the amount of the talc in the composition is 0.025-10 wt % of the total composition and the amount of the functionalized polypropylene is 0.005-2.5 wt % of the total composition.
US Pat. No. 10,167,385

ACRYLIC PROCESSING AID, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND POLYVINYLCHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An acrylic processing aid having a core-shell structure:wherein both the core and shell comprise a polymer prepared by copolymerizing a methyl methacrylate monomer and an alkyl acrylate monomer having 1 to 18 carbon atoms,
wherein the core comprises the polymer having a weight-average molecular weight ranging from 10,000,000 to 18,000,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,167,389

POLYPHENYLENE ETHER RESIN COMPOSITION

GRAND TEK ADVANCE MATERIA...

1. A polyphenylene ether resin composition, comprising:100 parts by weight of polyphenylene ether resin;
25 to 40 parts by weight of copolymer; and
0.01 to 0.02 parts by weight of initiator,
wherein the copolymer is
(A) copolymer polymerized of (a) mono-functional monomer, (b1) bi-functional monomer, and (c) tri-functional monomer through radical polymerization;
(B) copolymer polymerized of (a) mono-functional monomer and (b2) bi-functional monomer through radical polymerization, or
(C) a combination thereof;
wherein (a) mono-functional monomer comprises styrene, ?-methyl styrene, 4-methyl styrene, or a combination thereof;
(b1) bi-functional monomer comprises bisphenol A dimethacrylate, divinylbenzene, 1,3-diisopropenylbenzene, or a combination thereof;
(b2) bi-functional monomer comprises a combination of (b21) diallyl phthalate and (b22) bisphenol A dimethacrylate, divinylbenzene, 1,3-diisopropenyl benzene, or a combination thereof; and
(c) tri-functional monomer comprises 1,3,5-triallylisocyanurate, triallylcyanurate, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,167,390

ASPHALT BINDERS CONTAINING A GLYCERIDE AND FATTY ACID MIXTURE AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LP...

1. An asphalt binder, comprising:a bitumen; and
a post-fermentation distillers corn oil comprising one or more triglycerides, one or more diglycerides, one more free fatty acids, one or more phytosterols, and one or more tocopherols, wherein the post-fermentation distillers corn oil comprises less than 1,400 ?g of the one or more tocopherols per gram of the post-fermentation distillers corn oil.
US Pat. No. 10,170,212

METAL-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS

FARADION LIMITED, Sheffi...

1. A solid state process for preparing a metal-containing compound comprising the formula:AaMb(XcYd)eZf
wherein:
A is an alkali metal selected from one or more of sodium and potassium;
M comprises one or more metals selected from the group consisting of titanium, vanadium, niobium, tantalum, hafnium, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, iron, osmium, cobalt, nickel, palladium, platinum, copper, silver, gold, zinc, cadmium, aluminium, scandium, yttrium, zirconium, technetium, rhenium, ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, mercury, gallium, indium, tin, lead, bismuth, magnesium, calcium, beryllium, strontium barium, boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony and tellurium;
(XcYd) is at least one first anion and is a moiety selected from one or more of PO4 and/or P2O7; and
Z is at least one second anion
wherein a>0; b>0; c>0; d>0; e>0 and f?0;
wherein a, b, c, d, e and f are chosen to maintain electroneutrality;
comprising the steps:
a) forming a mixture of starting materials in their solid form, comprising i) one or more M metal-containing precursor compounds, ii) one or more A metal-containing and hypophosphite-containing materials;
b) heating the mixture of starting materials from 150° C. to 1200° C. in the absence of an oxidizing atmosphere to form the metal-containing compound; and
c) recovering the metal-containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,167,393

POLY(VINYL ACETATE) DISPERSION, AND A PAINT FORMULATION COMPRISING THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A polymer dispersion comprising by dry weight based on total dry weight of the polymer particles, a) from 60% to 95% a vinyl acetate monomer, b) from 0.2% to 2.5% a phosphorus-containing allylic monomer; and c) from 0.2% to 2.5% an itaconic acid monomer; wherein the total amount of monomers b) and c) is from 0.5% to 2.5% by dry weight based on total dry weight of the polymer particles, and the dry weight ratio of monomer b) to monomers b) and c) is from 0.2 to 0.6,wherein the phosphorus-containing allylic monomer is a monomer of formula (I) [CH2?CH—CH2—R2—O-]xP(?O)(OM)3-x,
wherein R2 is a linking divalent group, x is an average number of from 1 to 2, and M is a hydrogen atom or a cationic counter-ion.
US Pat. No. 10,170,213

SILVER POWDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Dowa Electronics Material...

4. A silver powder, the surface of which is coated with a fatty acid, wherein an aliphatic amine is formed on the outermost of the silver powder, and wherein an aliphatic amide is formed between the fatty acid and the aliphatic amine.
US Pat. No. 10,167,395

ANTI-FOULING AND ANTI-CORROSION AGENT FOR MARINE STEEL STRUCTURE SURFACE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TE...

1. A solvent-free and composite film-forming resin emulsion, wherein the emulsion is made of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 1100 to 1500 parts by weight of a diisocyanate, 1000 parts by weight of polyether glycol, 200 to 400 parts by weight of an alcohol chain extender, 100 to 250 parts by weight of a hydrophilic chain extender, 200 to 400 parts by weight of epoxy resin polyols, 100 to 150 parts by weight of triethylamine, 400 to 1000 parts by weight of an acrylate monomer, 1000 to 1500 parts by weight of a graphene oxide-protamine composite emulsion, and 5 to 20 parts by weight of an initiator;the alcohol chain extender is ethylene glycol, 1,2-propanediol, 1,4-butanediol or neopentyl glycol; the hydrophilic chain extender is a dimethylolpropionic acid or a dimethylolbutanoic acid;
the epoxy resin polyols is made by refluxing and mixing an epoxy resin and diethylamine at a mass ratio of 100:25 to 100:50;
the graphene oxide-protamine composite emulsion is made of a mixture of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 1 to 15 parts by weight of graphene oxide, 1000 to 2000 parts by weight of a protamine emulsion, 10 to 50 parts by weight of a glutaraldehyde aqueous solution at a mass concentration of 50%, and 5 to 25 parts by weight of concentrated sulfuric acid at a mass concentration of 98%; the protamine emulsion is made of a mixture of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 20 to 110 parts by weight of a protamine, 10 to 60 parts by weight of a tea saponin, 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a polysorbate-80, and 1000 to 1500 parts by weight of deionized water; and
the initiator is azobisisobutyronitrile.
US Pat. No. 10,167,399

INK, INK CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE RECORDING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink comprising:a pigment;
resin particles;
a water-soluble organic solvent; and
water,
wherein a solid content, containing at least the pigment, of a first liquid, as prepared by (i) diluting the ink 500-fold with water on a mass basis, and (ii) adding CaCl2 so as to bring a concentration of the CaCl2 in the first liquid to 1.5 mM, has a rate of aggregation at 25° C. of 1.5 nm/second or less,
wherein a solid content, containing at least the pigment, of a second liquid, as prepared, after the ink has been stored at 60° C. for 2 weeks, by (i) diluting the ink 500-fold with water on a mass basis, and (ii) adding CaCl2 so as to bring a concentration of the CaCl2 in the second liquid to 5 mM, has a rate of aggregation at 25° C. of 2.0 nm/second or more,
wherein the resin particles are acrylic resin particles or polyurethane resin particles, and
wherein the acrylic resin constituting the acrylic resin particles is a homopolymer or copolymer of one or more (meth)acrylic monomers.
US Pat. No. 10,166,120

ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE AND POLYMER COMPOSITIONS FOR MAKING SAME

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. A polymer composition comprising:a polyoxymethylene polymer, the polyoxymethylene polymer having a melt volume flow rate of less than 15 cm3/10 min when tested at 190° C. under a load of 2.16 kg, the polyoxymethylene polymer being present in the polymer composition in an amount of at least 70% by weight; and
a copolyamide and a dicyandiamide blended with the polyoxymethylene polymer, the copolyamide and the dicyandiamide being present in the composition at a weight ratio of greater than 2:1.
US Pat. No. 10,170,735

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of batteries arranged in columns and rows;
a first holder to accommodate upper parts of the plurality of batteries, the first holder including consecutively arranged external concave surfaces and external convex surfaces and a first pin on the external concave surfaces of the first holder, the external concave surfaces of the first holder being between lateral sides of adjacent batteries of the plurality of batteries; and
a second holder to accommodate lower parts of the plurality of batteries, the second holder including consecutively arranged external concave surfaces and external convex surfaces, the external concave surfaces of the second holder being between the lateral sides of the adjacent batteries of the plurality of batteries, wherein
the first pin of the first holder protrudes toward the second holder to connect to the external concave surfaces of the second holder, and is interlocked with the external concave surfaces of the second holder.
US Pat. No. 10,167,406

WHITE PIGMENT DISPERSIONS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A white pigment dispersion, comprising:an aqueous liquid vehicle; and
from 5 wt % to 70 wt % of a white metal oxide pigment dispersed by two co-dispersants, wherein the metal oxide pigment has an average particulate size from 100 nm to 1 ?m, and wherein the co-dispersants include both i) a short-chain anionic dispersant having a weight average molecular weight ranging from 1,000 Mw to 30,000 Mw, and ii) a non-ionic or predominantly non-ionic dispersant.
US Pat. No. 10,167,407

AQUEOUS POLYMER DISPERSION FOR PAPER WITH A COPOLYMER OF VINYL ACETATE AND AN ACRYLATE MONOMER PREPARED IN THE PRESENCE OF A STARCH DERIVATIVE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer P, the process comprising:emulsifying a mixture comprising monomers in an aqueous medium, and
polymerizing the monomers in the presence of a free-radical initiator and a starch derivative,
wherein the mixture consists of:
vinyl acetate, as a monomer (a),
at least one acrylate monomer, which is at least one selected from the group consisting of a C1-C10 alkyl acrylate and a C1-C10 alkyl methacrylate, as a monomer (b),
at least one ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid, as a monomer (c),
at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of glycidyl methacrylate, glycidyl acrylate, allyl methacrylate and allyl acrylate, as a monomer (d),
optionally at least one ethylenically unsaturated sulfonic acid, as a monomer (e), and
optionally at least one ethylenically unsaturated other monomer, which is
different from the monomers (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e), as a monomer (f), and wherein
the content of the vinyl acetate monomer (a) is from 70 to 94.7 parts by weight of the monomers,
the content of the at least one acrylate monomer (b) is from 5 to 25 parts by weight of the monomers,
the content of the at least one ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomer (c) is from 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of the monomers,
the content of the at least one monomer (d) selected from the group consisting of glycidyl methacrylate, glycidyl acrylate, allyl methacrylate and allyl acrylate is from 0.1 to 10 parts by weight of the monomers,
the optional content of the at least one ethylenically unsaturated sulfonic acid monomer (e) is from 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of the monomers,
the optional content of the at least one other ethylenically unsaturated monomer (f) is from 0.1 to 15 parts by weight of the monomers, and
the sum total of the parts by weight of the monomers (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) is 100.
US Pat. No. 10,167,408

AQUEOUS COMPOSITION WITH IMPROVED ELONGATION AT BREAK

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. An aqueous polymer composition comprising(i) 5 to 30 wt. % of polyurethane obtained by the reaction of:
(a)
(1) 9 to 31 wt. % of at least one polyisocyanate;
(2) 0 to 8 wt. % of at least one isocyanate-reactive compound with a weight average molecular weight in the range of from 50 to 500 g/mol, containing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups;
(3) 0 to 91 wt. % of at least one isocyanate-reactive compound with a weight average molecular weight in the range of from 501 to 5000 g/mol containing ionic or potentially ionic water-dispersing groups;
(4) 0 to 91 wt. % of at least one isocyanate-reactive compound with a weight average molecular weight in the range of from 501 to 5000 g/mol not comprised by (3);
where (3) and (4) add up to 57 to 91 wt. %;
(5) 0 to 10 wt. % of at least one isocyanate-reactive compound with a weight average molecular weight in the range of from 50 to 500 g/mol not comprised by (2);
where (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) add up to 100%; and
(b) at least one chain-extending compound;
where the acid value of the resulting polyurethane (i) is between 3 to 40 mg KOH/g;
(ii) 70 to 95 wt. % of vinyl polymer comprising
(c) 20 to 90 wt. % of vinyl polymer with Tg<20° C.;
(d) 10 to 80 wt. % of vinyl polymer with Tg?20° C.;
wherein (c) and (d) add up to 100%;
where at least one of (c) and (d) contains acid functional groups with an acid value in the range of from 15 to 240 mg KOH/g; and
wherein (i) and (ii) add up to 100%.
US Pat. No. 10,167,413

ICE-PHOBIC COATING FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Ames Rubber Corporation, ...

15. A ice-phobic coating formulation comprising:an elastomer comprising silicone;
filler particles comprising silica nanoparticles, wherein the silica nanoparticles are present at a weight percent in the formulation ranging from 1 wt % to 5 wt %; and
a cryoprotectant comprising one or more of trehalose, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), or polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), wherein the cryoprotectant is present at a weight percent in the formulation ranging from 1 wt % to 3 wt %,
wherein the ice-phobic coating formulation is adapted to form an ice-phobic coating having an ice adhesion failure stress ranging from 1 kPa to 20 kPa,
wherein the formulation is a solventless curable coating formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,167,416

HIGH PERFORMANCE WATER-BASED ADHESION COMPOSITIONS AND APPLICATIONS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An adhesion composition comprising:(a) a first polymer, having a number average molecular weight greater than about 50,000 Daltons but not greater than about 100,000 Daltons, and chosen from acrylic polymers comprising a majority component of either 2-ethylhexylacrylate or butyl acrylate copolymerized with a minority component of either methyl methacrylate, vinyl acetate, or styrene;
(b) a second polymer different than said first polymer, having a number average molecular weight less than about 20,000 Daltons, and consisting of ethylene-acrylic acid copolymers in combination with an oxidized polyethylene polymer;
(c) surfactant in an amount of about 0.05% to about 0.5%; and
(d) water, where the amount of said water, said first polymer and said second polymer is sufficient to provide the composition with a solids content of greater than about 30% based on the total weight of components (a)-(d) in the adhesion composition and where said first polymer and said second polymer comprise solid particles having a D50 particle size of from about 10 nanometers (nm) to about 2000 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,170,749

ALKALI METAL BATTERY HAVING AN INTEGRAL 3D GRAPHENE-CARBON-METAL HYBRID FOAM-BASED ELECTRODE

Nanotek Instruments, Inc....

1. An alkali metal battery having an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte in ionic contact with said anode and said cathode, and an optional porous separator electronically separating said anode and said cathode, wherein said anode comprises an integral 3D graphene-carbon-metal hybrid foam comprised of multiple pores, pore walls, and a lithium-attracting metal or sodium-attracting metal residing in said pores or deposited on said pore walls; wherein said lithium-attracting metal is selected from the group consisting of Au, Ag, Mg, Zn, Ti, Na, K, Al, Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, V, Cr, and an alloy thereof for a lithium metal battery, or said sodium-attracting metal is selected from the group consisting of Au, Ag, Mg, Zn, Ti, Li, K, Al, Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, V, Cr, and an alloy thereof for a sodium metal battery, and is in an amount of 0.1% to 90% of the total hybrid foam weight, and said pore walls comprise single-layer or few-layer graphene sheets chemically bonded by a carbon material having a carbon material-to-graphene weight ratio from 1/200 to 1/2, wherein said few-layer graphene sheets have 2-10 layers of stacked graphene planes having an inter-plane spacing d002 from 0.3354 nm to 0.40 nm as measured by X-ray diffraction and said single-layer or few-layer graphene sheets comprise a pristine graphene material having essentially zero % of non-carbon elements, or a non-pristine graphene material having 0.001% to 25% by weight of non-carbon elements wherein said non-pristine graphene is selected from graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphene fluoride, graphene chloride, graphene bromide, graphene iodide, hydrogenated graphene, nitrogenated graphene, doped graphene, chemically functionalized graphene, or a combination thereof; wherein said integral 3D graphene-carbon-metal hybrid foam is pre-loaded with lithium or sodium before said battery is made, or said anode further comprises a lithium source or a sodium source.
US Pat. No. 10,166,137

HIGH BARRIER ELASTOMER FECAL CATHETER OR OSTOMY POUCH

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A fecal catheter comprising an odor barrier material comprising:i) a thermoplastic elastomer selected from the group consisting of a styrenic block copolymer, a thermoplastic vulcanizate, or a polyolefin elastomer;
ii) an odor barrier modifier selected from polyisobutene, polybutene, or an organoclay; and
iii) at least 0.1% antiblocking agent selected from the group consisting of essentially inorganic fillers, including silica, talc, clay, and mica; and
wherein the antiblocking agent imparts an interior rough surface having an arithmetic mean surface roughness (Ra) not less than 0.1 ?m, wherein the fecal catheter is non-blocking upon folding and packaging.
US Pat. No. 10,167,418

HOT MELT SILICONE AND CURABLE HOT MELT COMPOSITION

Dow Corning Co., Ltd., T...

1. A curable hot melt composition comprising: (I) a hot melt silicone; (II) an organopolysiloxane which has at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule and in which an amount of silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom is 0.5 mass % or greater, in an amount such that an amount of the silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom in component (II) is from 0.5 to 2.0 mol per 1 mol of alkenyl group in component (I); and (III) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst,wherein component (I) is non-flowable at 25° C. and has a melt viscosity at 100° C. of 5,000 Pa·s or less, and is formed by subjecting (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane in which 10 mol % or greater of all of silicon atom-bonded organic groups is a phenyl group, and (B) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, in an amount such that an amount of the silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in component (B) is from 0.2 to 0.7 mol per 1 mol of alkenyl group in component (A), to hydrosilylation reaction in the presence of (C) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst, in an amount that is sufficient to promote the hydrosilylation reaction of components (A) and (B).
US Pat. No. 10,170,752

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AMORPHOUS CARBON PARTICLE, AMORPHOUS CARBON PARTICLES, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERIES, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

JFE CHEMICAL CORPORATION,...

1. A method for producing amorphous carbon particles, the method comprising:(a) (i) obtaining a first crosslinked product by first mixing mesophase particles with an amorphous carbon precursor and then subjecting the mixture to a crosslinking treatment including an air blowing reaction performed in a liquid phase reaction at a temperature in a range of 280 to 420° C., or (ii) obtaining a second crosslinked product by first crosslinking the amorphous carbon precursor and then mixing the mesophase particles with the crosslinked precursor; and
(b) subjecting the first or second crosslinked product to an infusibilization treatment performed in a solid phase using an oxidizing gas to form an infusibilized product having an oxygen content in a range of 3 to 20 mass % and then firing the infusibilization product to produce amorphous carbon particles, such that the mesophase particles are within the amorphous carbon particles,
wherein crushing is performed at least one of before and after the infusibilization treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,166,395

INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION BY CHOLINERGIC AGONISTS AND VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

The Feinstein Institute f...

1. A method for treating inflammation by inhibiting an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient, wherein the method comprises:evoking a sustained inhibition of the patient's inflammatory cytokine cascade by electrically stimulating the patient's vagus nerve for a first duration, followed by a second duration during which the patient's vagus nerve is not electrically stimulated, wherein the second duration is at least three times longer than the first duration,
wherein at the end of the second duration the levels of inflammatory cytokines are inhibited by at least 20% over the untreated state, and wherein the patient's heart rate remains stable for 10 minutes after the vagus nerve is electrically stimulated.
US Pat. No. 10,170,754

SILICON MONOXIDE COMPOSITE NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL USED FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY, THE PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF AND A LITHIUM ION BATTERY

Shenzhen BTR New Energy M...

1. A silicon monoxide composite negative electrode material, which comprises, from inside to outside, a silicon monoxide substrate, a carbon material coating layer on the surface of the substrate, a crystalline nano-silicon material uniformly deposited on the carbon material coating layer and a nanoscale conductive material coating layer on the surface of the silicon monoxide substrate/carbon material coating layer/crystalline nano-silicon material, wherein the crystalline nano-silicon material is mono-dispersed nano-silicon particles with an average particle size of 1.0-1000.0 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,167,165

STOCK ROLLS CONTAINING A FIRST FOLDED FILM WITHIN A SECOND FOLDED FILM AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

The Glad Products Company...

1. A method for forming a stock roll including a folded film inserted within another folded film, the method comprising:slitting a thermoplastic tube to form a first continuous thermoplastic film and at least a second continuous thermoplastic film;
folding one or more of the first continuous thermoplastic film and the at least a second continuous thermoplastic film to form a multi-layer composite folded film comprising an inner folded layer and an outer folded layer folded about the inner folded layer, wherein the multi-layer composite folded film comprises a first end at which first terminal ends of the inner folded layer and the outer folded layer are aligned, an opposing second end, and a folded edge at which both the inner folded layer and the outer folded layer are folded over each other at a mid-point between the first end and the second end such that the first and second ends are aligned; and
winding the multi-layer composite folded film about a tube roll.
US Pat. No. 10,167,424

COLOR-TUNABLE UP-CONVERSION NANOPHOSPHOR

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An up-conversion nanophosphor comprising:a core comprising a Yb3+-doped fluoride-based nanoparticle represented by LiY1-x-yLyF4:Yb3+x, where, x and y are real numbers, and 0?x?1, 0?y?1, and 0?x+y?1, and L is any one selected from Y, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Lu, and a combination thereof;a first shell comprising a fluoride-based crystalline compound that is co-doped with at least one selected from Yb3+ and Tm3+, the fluoride-based crystalline compound surrounding at least a portion of the core, and represented by LiGd1-p-q-rMrF4:Yb3+p,Tm3+q, where, p, q and r are real numbers, and 0
US Pat. No. 10,170,757

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A negative electrode material for use in a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising silicon-containing particles which are capable of intercalating and deintercalating lithium ions and are characterized by having a volume base particle size distribution, as measured with a laser diffraction-type particle size analyzer, whereinD50 is from 0.5 to 10 ?m,
D90 is from 5 to 15 ?m,
(modal diameter—D50)/D50=0.15 to 0.50 and
(D90—modal diameter)/D90=0.05 to 0.20, wherein
D50 is the cumulative 50% diameter, and
D90 is the cumulative 90% diameter.
US Pat. No. 10,167,425

ETCHING SOLUTION CAPABLE OF SUPPRESSING PARTICLE APPEARANCE

OCI COMPANY LTD., Seoul ...

1. An etching solution for suppressing particle appearance comprising:an aqueous solution including phosphoric acid;
a first silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where at least one silicon atom is bonded to three or more hydrophilic functional groups, wherein a concentration of the first silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm;
a second silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where the number of hydrophilic functional groups bonded to one silicon atom is a maximum of 2, wherein a concentration of the second silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 30,000 ppm; and
a fluorine-containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,170,760

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SK Innovation CO., LTD., ...

1. A secondary battery comprising:A cathode active material in which at least one of metals forming the cathode active material has a concentration gradient in an entire region from a central portion up to a surface portion;
a conductive material mixture in which carbon nanotube is mixed with carbon black; and wherein the carbon black and the carbon nanotube are mixed at a mixing ratio of 10:1 to 6:4,
wherein the cathode active material is represented by Chemical Formula 1 below, and in Chemical Formula 1, at least one of M1, M2, and M3 has a continuous concentration gradient from the central portion up to the surface portion:
LixM1aM2hM3cOv  Chemical Formula 1
wherein in Chemical Formula 1,
M1 is Ni, M2 is Mn, and M3 is Co, and
0 wherein any one of M1, M2, and M3 has a predetermined concentration from the central portion up to the surface portion, and another one has a concentration gradient region in which a concentration is increased from the central portion up to the surface portion, and the other one has a concentration gradient region in which a concentration is decreased from the central portion up to the surface portion,
wherein the central portion of the particle means a portion within a radius of 0.1 to 0.2 ?m from the center of the active material particle, and the surface portion of the particle means a portion within a radius of 0.1 to 0.2 ?m from the outermost of the particle.
US Pat. No. 10,168,453

POLARIZING PLATE PROTECTIVE FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLARIZING PLATE PROTECTIVE FILM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A polarizing plate protective film comprising a substrate and a hard coat layer,wherein the hard coat layer is a layer formed by curing a photocurable composition containing a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate compound and an acid anhydride,
wherein a content of the acid anhydride in the photocurable composition is 8-20% by mass based on a total solid content of the photocurable composition,
wherein a content of the polyfunctional (meth)acrylate compound in the photocurable composition is 40-88.44% by mass based on the total solid content of the photocurable composition, and
wherein the acid anhydride is contained in the hard coat layer.
US Pat. No. 10,170,763

LITHIUM METAL OXIDE PARTICLES COATED WITH A MIXTURE OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE CORE MATERIAL AND ONE OR MORE METAL OXIDES

Umicore, Brussels (BE)

1. A lithium metal oxide powder for use as a cathode material in a rechargeable battery, comprising a core material and a surface layer,the core material comprising a layered crystal structure comprising the elements Li, a metal M and oxygen, wherein the Li content is stoichiometrically controlled, the metal M has the formula M=Co1-aM?a, with 0?a?0.05, and M? is either one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga and B; and
the surface layer having a thickness of at least 50 nm and comprising a mixture of the elements of the core material, Li, M, and oxygen, and inorganic N-based oxides, wherein N is one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ti, Fe, Cu, Ca, Ba, Y, Sn, Sb, Na, Zn, Zr and Si, and wherein the concentration in N metals decreases with increasing distance from the surface to the core on a gradient, and wherein the concentration of N metals in the core is not zero.
US Pat. No. 10,170,764

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ULTRA SMALL PARTICLE, POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL OF SECOND BATTERY USING THE METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ULTRA SMALL PARTICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SECONDARY BATTERY USING THE POSITIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MA

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a particle comprising:forming a material film over a substrate;
forming a first protrusion in the material film;
manufacturing a template including a second hole using the material film including the first protrusion; and
filling the second hole in the template with a gel comprising a first material and a second material, whereby a particle is formed in the second hole;
separating the particle from the template by heating,
wherein a diameter of the particle is greater than or equal to 10 nm and less than or equal to 50 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,167,435

LIQUID COMPOSITIONS FOR MARKING LIQUID HYDROCARBON MOTOR FUELS AND OTHER FUELS, MOTOR FUELS AND OTHER FUELS CONTAINING THEM AND PROCESS FOR DETECTING THE MARKERS

Total Marketing Services,...

1. A process for the qualitative detection of at least one marker in a motor fuel or other liquid hydrocarbon fuel comprising:(a) the at least one marker, chosen from the following aliphatic or cycloaliphatic compounds:
tricyclodecenyl isobutyrate (3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1 h-inden-5 (or 6) -yl) (CAS 67634-20-2);
tricyclodecenyl propionate (CAS 17511-60-3);
cis-3- hexenyl acetate (CAS 3681-71-8);
ethyl linalool (CAS 10339-55-6);
prenyl acetate (CAS 1191-16-8);
ethyl myristate (CAS 124-06-1);
para-tert-butylcyclohexyl acetate (CAS 32210-23-4);
tricyclodecenyl acetate (4,7-methano-1h-inden-6-ol, 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-) (CAS 5413-60-5);
ethyl caprate(CAS 110-38-3),
the at least one marker having a concentration of from 1 ppm to 20 ppm with regard to the motor fuel or other liquid hydrocarbon fuel;
(b) a solvent or a mixture of solvents; and
(c) one or more functional additives for motor fuels and/or other liquid hydrocarbon fuels, chosen from the detergents, dispersants, combustion improvers, anti-foaming agents, conductivity improvers, anti-corrosion additives, lubricity additives, anti-wear agents and/or friction modifiers, chelating agents and/or sequestrating agents of metals, demulsifiers, low temperature behaviour additives, metal passivators, acidity neutralizers, markers different from the markers; the process comprising the following steps:
analyzing a sample of the motor fuel or other liquid fuel containing the at least one marker by an analytic method; and
then detecting the at least one marker.
US Pat. No. 10,166,412

SKIN LIGHTENING COMPOSITION COMPRISING 4-HEXYLRESORCINOL AND ILOMASTAT

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A skin lightening composition comprisinga) an effective amount of 4-hexylresorcinol; and
b) an effective amount of galardin.
US Pat. No. 10,167,440

MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION

INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LI...

1. A trunk piston marine engine lubricating oil composition of TBN in the range of 20 to 60 mg KOH/g for a medium-speed compression-ignited marine engine which comprises or is made by blending(A) an oil-soluble metal dithiophosphoric acid salt additive component, in a minor amount, which component consists essentially of zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate where the alkyl group is a C6 primary alkyl group; and
(B) an oil-soluble overbased metal detergent additive component, in a minor amount; with
(C) an oil of lubricating viscosity in a major amount.
US Pat. No. 10,167,442

COMPOSITION FOR CLEANING DISARTICULATED SKELETONS

1. A method of cleaning a disarticulated skeleton, comprising the steps of:placing bones from the skeleton in a tank;
filling the tank with a mixture of water, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide;
soaking the bones in the tank filled with the mixture;
continuously pumping ozone through the mixture in the tank while soaking the bones;
removing the bones from the tank; and
rinsing the bones.
US Pat. No. 10,167,446

METHOD FOR INHIBITING CANCER CELLS AND TREATING DISEASES COMPRISING ADMINISTERING A FORMULA COMPOSITION OF ANTRODIA CINNAMOMEA

CHENG-LIN AGRICULTURAL BI...

1. A method for inhibiting cancer cells and treating hepatitis B, diabetes, high blood pressure and intestinal tract diseases by administering a formula composition of a culture medium for cultivating Antrodia cinnamomea to a patient in need thereof wherein the formula composition comprises:growth basal ingredients including hydroxyhopanone and agarwood powders, wherein the growth basal ingredients are further selected from the group consisting of roots, stems, leaves, fruits, flowers of agarwood, and combinations thereof; and
cultivating basal ingredients, with a percentage of the growth basal ingredients being less than 10% of the formula composition of the culture medium, and with mycelia of Antrodia cinnamomea metabolizing hydroxyhopanone precursors of the agarwood powders during a growth procedure of the mycelia of Antrodia cinnamomea, such that the mycelia of Antrodia cinnamomeahave an increased percentage of triterpenoids after fermentation,
wherein the cultivating basal ingredients are selected from the group consisting of wheat, soybean, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,167,447

SUPPORTS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING INTEGRATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUE EXPLANTS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A method of making a cartilage tissue construct, the method comprising:placing a first surface of a first cartilage tissue piece and a first surface of a second cartilage tissue piece adjacent to an exposed surface of a solid or semi-solid support, wherein at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece comprises a cartilage explant;
culturing, in vitro, the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece on the exposed surface of the support, including reorienting at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece, relative to the support, to direct the expansion or shape of the reoriented cartilage tissue piece.
US Pat. No. 10,167,448

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, CONTAINING STEM CELL-DERIVED EXOSOME AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

Samsung Life Public Welfa...

1. A method for treating a cerebrovascular disease, comprising:administering to a subject having the cerebrovascular disease an effective amount of exosome derived from a stem cell,
wherein the cerebrovascular disease is intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), and
wherein the stem cell is a mesenchymal stem cell.
US Pat. No. 10,167,449

HUMAN BROWN ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS AND USES

BIORESTORATIVE THERAPIES,...

1. A human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell derived from an isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell,wherein the isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell is grown in a culture medium comprising fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and differentiates into the human neonatal brown adipose differentiated cell;
wherein UCP-1, ELOVL3, and PGC1A gene expression is upregulated in the human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell.
US Pat. No. 10,167,193

FERROELECTRIC AGGLOMERATES AND METHODS AND USES RELATED THERETO

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. An agglomerate comprising:(a) a particle having a body, wherein the body comprises antimony and a first atom;
(b) a matrix comprising a halogen and a second atom; and
(c) a surface ligand bound to the particle,
wherein the particle is at least partially embedded in the matrix,
wherein the first atom and the second atom are independently selected from Cd, Se, Pb, S, Fe, O, Au, Ag, Te, In, Sn, Eu, Ti, and Ba; and
wherein the agglomerate is ferroelectric.
US Pat. No. 10,167,450

HUMAN PANCREATIC BETA CELL LINES FOR DIAGNOSTIC OF DIABETES

SARL ENDOCELLS, Paris (F...

1. A method of preparing a homogenous human beta cell population that is not contaminated by non-beta cells and comprises human beta cells or human beta cell tumors, wherein said human beta cells or human beta cell tumors express insulin and PDX-1, form insulinomas and restore normoglycemia in diabetic SCID mice after transplantation, said method comprising the steps of:a) transducing or co-transducing immature human pancreases with
i) a first lentiviral vector expressing SV40 LargeT antigen gene under the control of an insulin promoter and a second lentiviral vector expressing hTert gene under the control of the insulin promoter, or
ii) a lentiviral vector expressing both SV40 LargeT antigen and hTert genes, wherein expression of both SV40 LargeT antigen and hTert genes are under the control of the insulin promoter,
thereby producing transduced immature human pancreas cells,
b) introducing the transduced immature human pancreas cells obtained in step a) into a kidney capsule of a first severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse,
wherein the introduced transduced immature human pancreas cells develop into insulinoma-like structures comprising insulin-producing beta cells in the SCID mouse,
c) micro-dissecting the insulinoma-like structures obtained in step b), dissociating cells thereof, and optionally transducing said dissociated cells with a lentiviral vector expressing an antibiotic resistance gene under the control of the insulin promoter,
d) sub-transplanting the cells obtained in step c) into a kidney capsule of a second SCID mouse,
e) allowing the sub-transplanted cells in step d) to develop and regenerate insulinoma-like structures, wherein said newly developed insulinoma-like structures are enriched in insulin-producing beta cells,
f) micro-dissecting insulinoma-like structures obtained in step e), dissociating and collecting the cells thereof,
g) optionally, sub-transplanting the cells obtained in step f) into a kidney capsule of a third SCID mouse, allowing further enrichment and amplification of insulin producing beta cells,
and optionally repeating steps e), f), and g) until insulin-producing beta cells are produced,
wherein the sub-transplanting step d), and optionally of step g) lead to a homogenous human beta cell population not contaminated by non-beta cells, and wherein the human beta cells express insulin and PDX-1, form insulinomas and restore normoglycemia in diabetic SCID mice after transplantation.
US Pat. No. 10,167,452

VIRAL PURIFICATION METHODS

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., ...

1. A method of producing reovirus from a culture of cells, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a culture of cells which has been infected by the reovirus in culture;
(b) extracting the reovirus from the culture of cells by adding a detergent to the culture of cells and incubating for a period of time to result in a cell lysate;
(c) separating cell debris from the reovirus in the cell lysate; and
(d) collecting the reovirus,provided that after infection by the reovirus and before extraction of the reovirus, the cells are not pelleted or resuspended.
US Pat. No. 10,167,453

SACCHARIDE OXIDASE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME AND USE OF SAME

AMANO ENZYME INC., Nagoy...

1. A polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of:(a) a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
(b) a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence having 90% or more sequence identity with the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 and encoding a protein having saccharide oxidase activity, and wherein the polynucleotide is a cDNA.
US Pat. No. 10,166,173

POLYURETHANE MICROPARTICLES COATED WITH A ZINC SALT AND METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising polyurethane microparticles coated with zinc salt particles, wherein the ratio of zinc salt to polyurethane is in a range of from 1:99 to 3:7, and the polyurethane microparticles have an average particle size of less than 100 microns, wherein the zinc salt comprises zinc pyrithione having an average particle size of less than 2 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,166,174

WET WIPES FOR PERSONAL CARE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A wet wipe comprising:a porous sheet comprising a coherent web of fibers;
a cleaning composition contained within said porous sheet, said cleaning composition contained within said porous sheet in an amount between 50% and 600% based upon the dry weight of said porous sheet;
said cleaning composition comprising, based upon the weight of the cleaning composition, (i) greater than 92.0% water, (ii) between 4% and 0.05% surfactant, and (iii) between about 3.0% and about 0.05% water insoluble polysaccharide particles and wherein said particles reside on the surface of the fibers of said porous sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,167,455

RECOMBINANT POLYMERASES FOR IMPROVED SINGLE MOLECULE SEQUENCING

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A composition comprising a recombinant DNA polymerase, which recombinant polymerase comprises an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, which recombinant polymerase comprises an amino acid substitution at position E420, wherein identification of positions is relative to SEQ ID NO: 1, and which recombinant polymerase exhibits polymerase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,167,199

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGHLY PURE SILICON, HIGHLY PURE SILICON OBTAINED BY THIS METHOD, AND SILICON RAW MATERIAL FOR MANUFACTURING HIGHLY PURE SILICON

Silicio Ferrosolar S.L., ...

1. A method for producing high purity silicon characterised in that it is a method of high purity silicon production that produces high purity silicon by unidirectional solidification of raw material molten silicon in a molding vessel, and uses as said raw material molten silicon that has a carbon concentration of 100˜1000 ppmw, and a germanium concentration of 50-1000 ppmw wherein a heat extraction process drives said unidirectional solidification forward, a preservation process is provided to preserve the molten state of the molten silicon in the molding vessel and by this preservation process, a silicon carbide contact layer of 20 ?m thickness or more is formed on the surface of the inner wall of the molding vessel.
US Pat. No. 10,167,456

BIFUNCTIONAL LIPASE MUTANT AND METHODS OF USING SAME

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. A method of processing flour products with a lipase mutant,wherein the lipase mutant comprises:
an amino acid sequence with substitutions selected from the group consisting of P298T, P298T/H317P, P298T/H317P/V326S, P298T/T218S/S234F, P298T/H317P/P168L/A129S, and P298T/S234F/K161R/V326S, wherein the substitutions are relative to a parent amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1;
wherein the lipase mutant maintains a triglyceride and lecithin hydrolysis activity and thermostability; and
wherein the method comprises:
expressing the lipase mutant from a culture of a recombinant yeast strain comprising an expression vector for the lipase mutant;
preparing a purified form of the lipase mutant from the culture; and
adding the purified form of the lipase mutant to a flour and water mix to obtain flour products.
US Pat. No. 10,167,457

NUCLEOBASE EDITORS AND USES THEREOF

President and Fellows of ...

1. A fusion protein comprising:(i) a Cas9 domain, wherein the Cas9 domain when in conjunction with a bound guide RNA (gRNA) specifically binds to a target nucleic acid sequence;
(ii) a cytidine deaminase domain, wherein the cytidine deaminase domain deaminates a cytosine base in a single-stranded portion of the target nucleic acid sequence when in conjunction with the Cas9 domain and the gRNA; and
(iii) an uracil glycosylase inhibitor (UGI) domain, wherein the UGI domain inhibits a uracil-DNA glycosylase.
US Pat. No. 10,166,177

SILK PROTEIN FRAGMENT COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES MANUFACTURED THEREFROM

Silk Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A gel comprising a silk protein fragment composition comprising:pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments substantially devoid of sericin and comprising:
an average weight average molecular weight ranging from about 17 kDa to about 38 kDa; and
a polydispersity of between about 1.5 and about 3.0; and
water,
wherein the composition prior to gelation is a solution which does not spontaneously or gradually gelate and does not visibly change in color or turbidity when in the solution for at least 10 days,
wherein the gel includes between 0 ppm and 500 ppm of inorganic residuals, and
wherein the gel includes between 0 ppm and 500 ppm of organic residuals.
US Pat. No. 10,167,201

HIGH MESO-SURFACE AREA, LOW SI/AL RATIO PENTASIL ZEOLITE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,167,458

ALPHA-AMYLASE VARIANTS

1. An isolated variant of a parent alpha-amylase, comprising at least two substitutions at positions corresponding to positions 206 and 476 of the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the variant has at least 90%, but less than 100% sequence identity with the polypeptide of any of SEQ ID NOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 or 12, and wherein the variant has alpha-amylase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,166,178

DEPILATORY WAX COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR OBTAINING SAME AND USE THEREOF

GRUPO DRV PHYTOLAB, S.L.,...

1. A depilatory composition consisting of:60% to 70% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of synthetic resins selected from the group consisting of petroleum resin and colophony resin;
1% to 15% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of a carrier;
0.01% to 15% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of a hydrophilic cosmetic active agent,
wherein the carrier introduces the active agent into the depilatory composition, and wherein the carrier is obtained by reaction of liquid jojoba wax, mimosa wax and sunflower wax with polyglycerol-3 esters.
US Pat. No. 10,167,459

MODIFIED BETA-FRUCTOFURANOSIDASE FOR FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDE PRODUCTION

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A modified polypeptide having fructofuranosidase activity, wherein the modified polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence which is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 3 and which has at least one amino acid substitution including substitution of the alanine (A) at amino acid position 159 of SEQ ID NO: 3.
US Pat. No. 10,167,203

PREPARATION OF SUSPENSIONS

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSL...

1. A method for preparing a suspension of LDH particles comprising the steps of:a) preparing LDH precipitates by coprecipitation to form a mixture of LDH precipitates and solution, wherein the LDH precipitates and the solution formed in step (a) are left in contact with each other for a period not exceeding 30 minutes;
b) separating the LDH precipitates from the solution;
c) washing the LDH precipitates to remove residual ions;
d) mixing the LDH precipitates with water; and
e) subjecting the mixture of LDH particles and water from step (d) to a hydrothermal treatment step by heating to a temperature of from greater than 80° C. to 150° C. for a period of about 1 hour to about 144 hours to form a dispersed suspension of non-aggregated LDH particles in water, wherein said LDH particles in suspension comprise platelets having a maximum particle dimension of up to 400 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,167,460

VARIANT ENZYMES

DANISCO US INC, , CA (US)...

1. A variant of a parent glycosyl hydrolase 61 (GH61) enzyme, wherein said variant has cellulase augmenting activity, and has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:3, wherein said variant comprises at least one amino acid substitution that is at position I4, wherein the position of each amino acid substitution corresponds to SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,166,180

TREATMENT OF KERATINIZED TISSUES

1. A method for treating a keratinized tissue condition in a subject in need of treatment thereof, comprising:conducting one or more treatment cycles on the keratinized tissue in the subject in need of treatment thereof, each treatment cycle comprising:
contacting the keratinized tissue with an acid-activated gas-generating composition, the acid-activated gas-generating composition consisting of:
a gas generating agent; and
one or more of: water, aloe vera extract, panthenol, a sugar, a nonionic surfactant, a preservative, a water soluble alkali metal halide salt, a water soluble alkali earth metal salt, an ionic surfactant, a sugar, or sea trace elements;
contacting the keratinized tissue with an acid composition, the acid composition consisting of:
an acid; and
one or more of: water, aloe vera extract, panthenol, a sugar, a nonionic surfactant, a preservative, a water soluble alkali metal halide salt, a water soluble alkali earth metal salt, an ionic surfactant, a sugar, or sea trace elements; and
allowing the acid composition and the acid-activated gas-generating composition to react effective to generate a gas at the keratinized tissue,
the one or more treatment cycles being effective to at least partly ameliorate the keratinized tissue condition in the subject, the keratinized tissue condition selected from the group consisting of: acneiform eruptions, autoinflammatory syndromes, chronic blistering, conditions of the skin appendages, dermatitis, drug or agent eruptions, infection-related, papulosquamous hyperkeratosis, palmoplantar keratodermas, pruritis, psoriasis, conditions resulting from physical factors, or ionizing radiation-induced conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,167,461

POLYPEPTIDES HAVING CELLULOLYTIC ENHANCING ACTIVITY AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

Novozymes, Inc., Davis, ...

4. A transgenic plant, plant part or plant cell transformed with the nucleic acid construct of claim 1 comprising a polynucleotide encoding the GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity.
US Pat. No. 10,166,181

SLOW RELEASE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION MADE OF MICROGRANULES

1. A pharmaceutical composition of microgranules comprising 22.5 mg triptorelin in the form of triptorelin pamoate, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises: a) a first formulation of microgranules comprising approximately 20% (w/w) of triptorelin pamoate mixed with approximately 80% (w/w) PLGA, wherein the PLGA in the first formulation contains approximately 85% lactide and 15% glycolide; and b) a second formulation of microgranules comprising approximately 12% (w/w) triptorelin pamoate mixed with approximately 88% (w/w) poly(D,L lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), wherein the PLGA in the second formulation contains approximately 75% lactide and 25% glycolide, wherein the triptorelin is released from the pharmaceutical composition in an immediate amount within hours following injection and then constantly released over a period of at least 168 days.
US Pat. No. 10,167,462

MODIFIED EL188 ENDOLYSIN SEQUENCE

LYSANDO AG, Triesenberg ...

1. A polypeptide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein SEQ ID NO: 1 is characterized byX1 may be absent or any amino acid,
X120 may be any amino acid,
X126 may be any amino acid,
X128 may be any amino acid,
X134 may be any amino acid,
X135 may be any amino acid,
X138 may be any amino acid,
X171 may be any amino acid,
X173 may be any amino acid,
X182 may be any amino acid,
X187 may be any amino acid,
X197 may be any amino acid,
X198 may be any amino acid,
X204 may be any amino acid,
X230 may be any amino acid,
X231 may be any amino acid,
X234 may be any amino acid, andwherein the polypeptide does neither comprise the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 nor of SEQ ID NO: 183, wherein the polypeptide does not comprise an E155A mutation at position 155 of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein X135 is not C.
US Pat. No. 10,166,182

INACTIVATED WHOLE VIRION VACCINE-CONTAINING MICRONEEDLE ARRAY PREPARATION AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING THE SAME

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A microneedle array comprising:a needle portion containing an inactivated whole virion influenza vaccine; and
a sheet portion,
wherein 90% by mass or more of the inactivated whole virion influenza vaccine with respect to the total mass of the vaccine is contained in a region that accounts for not more than 60% of the height of the needle portion from a tip of the needle portion; and
the height of the needle portion is equal to or greater than 50 ?m and equal to or less than 2,000 ?m, and
wherein the needle portion contains a water-soluble polymer, and the water-soluble polymer contains at least hydroxyethyl starch.
US Pat. No. 10,167,463

MODIFIED CHYMOSIN POLYPEPTIDES

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A polypeptide having chymosin activity and comprising an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:4, comprises at least one substitution modification relative to SEQ ID NO:4 selected from the group consisting of Q288H, and Q288R, and is capable of hydrolysing bovine alpha s1-casein at position F23F24 so as to form ?s1-I CN (f24-199) more rapidly than the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO:4.
US Pat. No. 10,170,796

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY OF IMPROVED RATE CAPABILITY WITH CATHODE CONTAINING NICKEL MANGANESE COMPLEX OXIDE FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising a cathode, an anode, a separator disposed between the cathode and the anode, and an electrolyte,wherein the electrolyte comprises a mixed solvent of a cyclic carbonate-based material and a propionate-based material, the cathode comprises a lithium manganese composite oxide represented by Formula 1 below as a cathode active material, and the anode comprises a lithium metal oxide represented by Formula 2 below as an anode active material:
LixMyMn2-yO4-zAz  (1)
wherein 0.9?x?1.2, 0 LiaM?bO4-cAc  (2)
wherein M? is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ti, Sn, Cu, Pb, Sb, Zn, Fe, In, Al, and Zr; 0.1?a?4 and 0.2?b?4 wherein a and b are determined according to oxidation number of M?; 0?c<0.2 wherein c is determined according to oxidation number of A; and A is at least one monovalent or divalent anion,
wherein an amount of the cyclic carbonate-based material is in a range of 1 wt % to 30 wt % based on a total weight of the electrolyte,
wherein a mixing weight ratio of the cyclic carbonate-based material to the propionate-based material is in a range of 5 to 10:90 to 95,
wherein the lithium manganese composite oxide of Formula 1 is a lithium nickel manganese complex oxide (LNMO) represented by Formula 4 below:
LixNiyMn2-yO4  (4)
wherein 0.9?x?1.2 and 0.4?y?0.5, and
wherein the lithium metal oxide of Formula 2 is a lithium titanium oxide (LTO) represented by Formula 5 below:
LiaTibO4  (5)
 wherein 0.5?a?3 and 1?b?2.5.
US Pat. No. 10,166,183

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS

Auspex Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. An extended-release pharmaceutical formulation comprising, in a solid dosage form for oral delivery of between about 100 mg and about 1 g total weight:between about 2 and about 18% of an active ingredient that is tetrabenazine;
between about 70% and about 96% of one or more diluents selected from the group consisting of mannitol powder, spray dried mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, starch, pregelatinized starch, compressible sugars, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, and calcium carbonate;
between about 1% and about 10% of a water-soluble binder selected from the group consisting of polyvinylpyrrolidone, hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC), hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), ethylcellulose (EC), corn starch, pregelatinized starch, gelatin, and sugar; and
between about 0.5 and about 2% of a surfactant selected from the group consisting of polysorbate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and docusate sodium.
US Pat. No. 10,167,464

CELL AND BIOFACTOR PRINTABLE BIOPAPERS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method comprising:providing a plurality of structures each comprising:
a porous polymeric film having pores permeated by a first extracellular matrix material; and
a topcoat layer comprising a second extracellular matrix gel disposed on the film;
placing living cells on or within each topcoat layer to form cell-seeded structures; and
stacking the cell-seeded structures to form a stacked structure having alternating layers of polymeric film and topcoat layers;
wherein at least one of the cell-seeded structures has cells positioned in a branched pattern before the cell-seeded structures are stacked.
US Pat. No. 10,167,465

METHOD OF DIFFERENTIATING ADULT STEM CELLS INTO NERVE CELLS BY USING HIGH-INTENSITY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method of differentiating mesenchymal stem cells or adult stem cells into nerve cells, comprising:treating the mesenchymal stem cells or the adult stem cells under culturing in DMEM medium with an electromagnetic field having a high intensity of 100 to 1,500 mT and a frequency of 1 to 100 Hz for 5 to 30 min/day over 3 to 15 days wherein said mesenchymal stem cells or adult stem cells differentiate into nerve cells.
US Pat. No. 10,167,466

SITE-SPECIFIC NUCLEASE SINGLE-CELL ASSAY TARGETING GENE REGULATORY ELEMENTS TO SILENCE GENE EXPRESSION

CSIR, Pretoria (ZA)

1. A method for silencing gene expression at a single cell level in vitro, the method comprising the steps of:(i) perturbing at least one chromosomal contact in the cell by by inducing a site specific double stranded break in a region of DNA involved in chromosomal contact; (ii) detecting the site of at least one double-stranded break; and (iii) detecting the effect of at least one perturbation on the transcriptional activity of at least one gene of interest, wherein the effect of the perturbation is abrogation of the transcriptional activity of the gene of interest and further wherein the site specific double stranded break in not induced in the gene of interest.
US Pat. No. 10,166,186

NUTRITIONAL AND MEDICINAL ORAL COMPOSITION FOR VETERINARY USE

VIRBAC, Carros (FR)

1. A method for obtaining a nutritional and medicinal oral composition for veterinary use comprising the following steps:a) supplying cores of complete feed extrudate,
b) providing a medicinal agent selected in the group consisting of (i) at least one active principle in the form of non-encapsulated microparticles preconditioned in the form of a solution or a suspension of the active principle in an oily liquid or providing (ii) at least one active principle in the form of non-encapsulated microparticles preconditioned in the form of waxy granules, wherein the active principle is selected from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), renin inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, firocoxib, ciclosporin, S-adenosyl-methionine, eplerenone, spironolactone, amlodipine and levosimendan,
b1) bringing the cores of complete feed extrudate into contact with the medicinal agent, and
b2) coating the extrudate cores obtained at the end of step b1) with at least one layer of fat, at a temperature below 40° C.
US Pat. No. 10,167,467

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID AND MIPOMERSEN AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

AMARIN PHARMACEUTICALS IR...

1. A composition comprising mipomersen and eicosapentaenoic acid, wherein the composition comprises at least about 80%, by weight of all fatty acids (and/or derivatives thereof) present, eicosapentaenoic acid, and no more than about 20%, by weight of all fatty acids (and/or derivatives thereof) present, docosahexaenoic acid or ester thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,166,187

CURCUMIN SOLID LIPID PARTICLES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND USE

Capsugel Belgium NV, Bor...

1. Solid lipid particles comprising: a lipid hydrophobic matrix; and from about 5 wt. % to about 30 wt. % of curcumin, wherein said lipid hydrophobic matrix comprises5 wt. % to 30 wt. % lecithin;
5 wt. % to 15 wt. % glycerol behenate; andat least 40 wt. % mixture of monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides having a carbon number ranging from C6 to C40, and wherein said solid lipid particles have an average particle size diameter ranging from 100 ?m to 1500 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,167,468

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR FIBROSIS

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE, ...

1. A method for treating cardiovascular fibrosis induced by aldosterone in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an inhibitor of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) activity, wherein the inhibitor of NGAL activity is an anti-NGAL antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,167,469

CANCER TREATMENT AND IMMUNE SYSTEM REGULATION THROUGH FAT10 PATHWAY INHIBITION

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of treating melanoma in a subject comprising administering to the subject an inhibitory nucleic acid specific for an mRNA that encodes FAT10.
US Pat. No. 10,166,189

LYOPHILIZED THERAPEUTIC PEPTIBODY FORMULATIONS

AMGEN INC., Thousand Oak...

1. A method for making a lyophilized therapeutic peptibody composition comprising the steps of:a) preparing a solution of a buffer, a bulking agent, a stabilizing agent, and optionally a surfactant;
wherein said buffer is comprised of 10 mM histidine and wherein the pH is about 5.0;
wherein said bulking agent is about 4% w/v mannitol;
wherein said stabilizing agent is about 2% w/v sucrose;
wherein said surfactant is about 0.004% w/v polysorbate-20; and
b) lyophilizing said therapeutic peptibody;
wherein said therapeutic peptibody comprises a structure of the formula
F1-(L1)e-P1-(L2)f-P2
Wherein the therapeutic peptibody is a dimer and wherein:
F1 is an Fc domain;
P1 and P2 each has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 459;
L1 and L2 are each independently linkers;
e and f are each independently 0 or 1.
US Pat. No. 10,167,470

ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIV...

1. A method for treating a CEP290-related disease or condition requiring modulating, splicing of CEP290 c.2991+1655A>G, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an exon skipping antisense oligonucleotide that is sufficiently complementary to SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, or SEQ ID NO: 8 to specifically bind to SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:7, or SEQ ID NO:8, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,166,190

STABILIZED TACROLIMUS COMPOSITION

1. A sustained release tablet comprising (i) a dispersion of tacrolimus, (ii) 8-epitacrolimus, and (iii) a metal chelating agent that is an organic acid, wherein the tacrolimus is the sole active ingredient in the tablet and the tablet comprises a sufficient amount of the metal chelating agent such that the tablet comprises less than 0.5% by weight of the 8-epitacrolimus after 12 weeks of storage at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity, based upon 100% total weight of tacrolimus.
US Pat. No. 10,167,471

INHIBITION OF PCSK9 THROUGH RNAI

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corpo...

1. An RNAi construct for inhibiting expression of a PCSK9 gene, comprising a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) of 25-27 base pairs in length, the dsRNA comprising: (1) a sense strand having a 5?-end and a 3?-end, wherein the sense strand comprises SEQ ID NO: 65, and wherein the sense strand comprises 12-14 and 10-12 consecutive 2?-modified ribose sugars at the 5?-end and the 3?-end nucleotides, respectively, and (2) an antisense strand having a 5?-end and a 3?-end, which hybridizes to the sense strand.
US Pat. No. 10,166,191

SUSTAINED-RELEASE DOSAGE FORMS OF RUXOLITINIB

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A sustained-release dosage form comprising:(1) about 12.2 wt % ruxolitinib phosphate;
(2) about 20 to about 22 wt % hypromellose;
(3) about 22 to about 42.3 wt % microcrystalline cellulose;
(4) about 20 to about 42.3 wt % lactose monohydrate;
(5) about 1 wt % colloidal silicon dioxide;
(6) about 0.5 wt % magnesium stearate; and
(7) about 2 wt % stearic acid;
wherein administration of said dosage form to a human for at least 16 weeks results in a mean decrease in mean hemoglobin of no more than about 15 g/L or a mean decrease in mean base platelet count of no more than about 100×109/L.
US Pat. No. 10,167,215

METHOD FOR NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS MEDIUM

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. Method for nitrogen removal from aqueous medium, comprising steps of(a) converting NH4+ in the aqueous medium to NO2? by partial aerobic nitrification,
(b) partially reducing the obtained NO2? to N2O in anoxic conditions,
(c) decomposing N2O to N2 with energy recovery,
wherein a mixture of ferrous sulfate and ferric sulfate is used in step (b) for reduction of NO2? to N2O.
US Pat. No. 10,167,472

PME-1 AS A BIOMARKER TO PREDICT AND DIAGNOSE AN INCREASED RISK OF ENDOMETRIAL CANCER AND GENE SILENCING OF PME-1 TO INHIBIT EPITHELIAL TO MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION

Medical Diagnostic Labora...

1. A method of inhibiting epithelial to mesenchymal transition of an endometrial cell, comprising the steps of:(a) providing an endometrial cell
(b) providing a RNAi targeted against PME-1 gene, said RNAi hybridizes to a target sequence of PME-1 mRNA, wherein said RNAi is at least one RNAi selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 3, 5 and 7;
(c) exposing said endometrial cell to said RNAi, thereby decreasing PME-1 mRNA expression level,
wherein said RNAi inhibits said epithelial to mesenchymal transition as evidenced by at least one characteristic selected from the group consisting of reduced E-cadherin expression, reduced vimentin expression and reduced foci formation.
US Pat. No. 10,166,192

SOLUBILIZED COQ-10

1. An encapsulated composition comprising:coenzyme Q-10 or an analog thereof;
a sufficient quantity of d-limonene suitable to solubilize said coenzyme Q-10 and maintain it in solution at ambient temperature;
with the proviso that the composition does not include a carrier and the solubilized coenzyme Q-10 is not in an emulsion, suspension or elixir.
US Pat. No. 10,167,473

SIRNA AND THEIR USE IN METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE EXPRESSION OF THE ORAI1 GENE

SYLENTIS SAU, Madrid (ES...

1. A method of treating an eye condition characterized by increased expression and/or activity of ORAI1 in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:topically administering to the corneal surface of the eye of the subject an amount of an siRNA molecule that specifically targets the sequence of SEQ ID NO. 1 effective to decrease the expression and/or activity of ORAI1 in cells of the eye and to treat the eye condition, wherein said eye condition is an ocular allergy and/or conjunctivitis.
US Pat. No. 10,166,193

METHOD OF MAKING A SOFT GEL CAPSULE COMPRISING COQ-10 SOLUBILIZED IN A MONOTERPENE

1. A method of making a soft gel capsule comprising coenzyme Q-10, the method comprising:(a) mixing coenzyme Q-10 with a sufficient quantity of a monoterpene suitable to solubilize said coenzyme Q-10, an additional antioxidant, and an acceptable carrier to form a composition; and
(b) encapsulating said composition in a soft gel capsulewherein:the additional antioxidant is a tocopherol; and
the monoterpene is limonene.
US Pat. No. 10,167,474

CELL-SPECIFIC INTERNALIZING RNA APTAMERS AGAINST HUMAN CCR5 AND USES THEREFORE

City of Hope, Duarte, CA...


US Pat. No. 10,166,194

HYDROCORTISONE CONTROLLED RELEASE FORMULATION

Diurnal Limited, Cardiff...

1. A method of treating a condition that would benefit from circadian delivery of hydrocortisone, comprising:orally administering at between approximately 20:00 hours to 24:00 hours a first pharmaceutical composition to a subject having the condition, wherein the first pharmaceutical composition comprises:
a drug core consisting of 20 mg hydrocortisone, a binding agent and a carrier of microcrystalline cellulose particles; and
a layer comprising a delayed release polymer that delays release of hydrocortisone from said core, wherein the layer comprising the delayed release polymer is in contact with said core, wherein said delayed release polymer is a mixture of (i) poly (methacrylic, methyl methyacrylic) in a ratio of 1:1 and (ii) poly (methacrylic, methyl methyacrylic) in a ratio of 1:2, wherein (i) and (ii) are at a ratio of 1:4; and
orally administering at between approximately 06:00 hours to 10:00 hours a second pharmaceutical composition, wherein the second composition comprises:
a drug core consisting of 10 mg hydrocortisone, a binding agent and a carrier of microcrystalline cellulose particles; and
a layer comprising a delayed release polymer that delays release of hydrocortisone from said core, wherein the layer comprising the delayed release polymer is in contact with said core, wherein said delayed release polymer is a mixture of (i) poly (methacrylic, methyl methacrylic) in a ratio of 1:1 and (ii) poly (methacrylic, methyl methacrylic) in a ratio of 1:2, wherein (i) and (ii) are at a ratio of 1:4;
wherein relative bioavailability of the total 30 mg hydrocortisone in the first and second pharmaceutical compositions is increased relative to when compared to relative bioavailability of a delayed-sustained formulation of hydrocortisone, and
wherein administering the first and second pharmaceutical compositions reproduces the normal circadian release of cortisol,
thereby treating a condition that would benefit from circadian delivery of hydrocortisone.
US Pat. No. 10,167,475

APTAMERS FOR PURIFYING AND QUANTIFYING GELSOLIN AND ITS VARIANTS

1. DNA aptamers represented by SEQ ID No. 6 capable of binding a protein gelsolin represented by SEQ ID No. 1 or its variants represented by SEQ ID No. 2 and 3.
US Pat. No. 10,170,808

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plate-shaped cooling plate, the plate-shaped cooling plate including a stopper on a bottom surface thereof at one lengthwise side of the plate-shaped cooling plate;
a plurality of battery modules, the plurality of battery modules being mounted on a planar top surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate such that surfaces of the battery modules are aligned in a coplanar manner and together directly contact the planar top surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate; and
at least one bracket on the one lengthwise side of the plate-shaped cooling plate, wherein one side of the at least one bracket is coupled with the stopper and the bottom surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate by welding,
wherein each battery module of the plurality of battery modules includes a fixing part thereon, and
wherein another side of the at least one bracket is coupled with the fixing part with a fixing member.
US Pat. No. 10,166,195

VACCINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS USING YEAST CELL WALL PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions, L...

1. A method for treating cancer, comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising (i) a yeast cell wall particle; (ii) a silicate, and (iii) an exogenous biological material loaded within the particle, wherein the biological material comprises a tumor lysate, and wherein the yeast cell wall particle is coated with the silicate.
US Pat. No. 10,166,196

VEGETARIAN MICROCAPSULES

DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS ...

1. A microcapsule, comprising: an agglomeration of primary microcapsules and a loading substance, each individual primary microcapsule having a primary shell, wherein the loading substance is encapsulated by the primary shell, wherein the agglomeration is encapsulated by an outer shell, and wherein the primary shell and the outer shell both comprise a complex coacervate of a first protein and a second polymer,wherein the first protein is pea protein or soy protein;and the second polymer is selected from the group consisting of agar, gellan gum, gum arabic, casein, cereal prolamine, pectin, alginate, carrageenan, xanthan gum, canola protein, dilutan gum, locus bean gum, and welan gum; andwherein the primary and outer shells are thermally crosslinked.
US Pat. No. 10,167,477

MICROORGANISMS AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ANILINE

GENOMATICA, INC., San Di...

1. A method for producing aniline comprising:(a) culturing a non-naturally occurring Escherichia coli under conditions and for a sufficient period of time to produce aniline, wherein the non-naturally occurring Escherichia coli comprises an aniline pathway, the aniline pathway comprising an anthranilate synthase, a 3-dehydroquinate synthase, a 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase, a shikimate dehydrogenase or a quinate/shikimate dehydrogenase, a shikimate kinase, a 3-phosphoshikimate-1-carboxyvinyltransferase, a chorismate synthase, and an anthranilate decarboxylase, wherein the non-naturally occurring Escherichia coli comprises at least two exogenous nucleic acids encoding at least two enzymes of the aniline pathway selected from the group consisting of the 3-dehydroquinate synthase, the anthranilate synthase, the 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase, the shikimate dehydrogenase or the quinate/shikimate dehydrogenase, the shikimate kinase, the 3-phosphoshikimate-1-carboxyvinyltransferase, and the chorismate synthase, wherein the anthranilate decarboxylase in the non-naturally occurring Escherichia coli is endogenous, and wherein the aniline pathway enzymes are expressed in a sufficient amount to produce aniline; and
(b) isolating aniline.
US Pat. No. 10,170,297

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING SAME FOR FLOWABLE OXIDE DEPOSITION

VERSUM MATERIALS US, LLC,...

3. A formulation comprising hexyltrimethoxysilane; di-iso-propylaminosilane; an amine; and 3,5-dimethyl-1-hexyn-3-ol.
US Pat. No. 10,166,197

SUGAR ESTER NANOPARTICLE STABILIZERS

1. A method for preparing a solid dosage form containing nanoparticles, the method comprising the steps of:(a) reducing particle size of at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient dispersed in a solution containing a sugar ester nanoparticle stabilizer to form a nanosuspension; and
(b) drying the nanosuspension of step (a) to form the solid dosage form,
wherein the sugar ester nanoparticle stabilizer is a sugar fatty acid ester, and
wherein no excipient other than the sugar ester nanoparticle stabilizer is added for stabilizing the nanoparticles, and wherein the ratio of the total amount of the sugar ester nanoparticle stabilizer to the total amount of the pharmaceutically active ingredient in the solid dosage form is equal to or less than 1:1.
US Pat. No. 10,167,478

REPLICATIVE MINICIRCLE VECTORS WITH IMPROVED EXPRESSION

Nature Technology Corpora...

1. A method of constructing a eukaryotic replicative minicircle expression vector and expressing a gene of interest therefrom comprising:a) combining i) a eukaryotic region with 5? and 3? ends encoding a gene of interest and comprising an intron, the intron comprising a 5? splice donor and a 3? acceptor branch site, a bacterial replication origin selected from the group consisting of R6K replication origin, and ColE2-P9 replication origin, and an RNA selectable marker; with ii) a spacer region linking the 5? and 3? ends of the eukaryotic region, said spacer region being less than 500 basepairs in length, to create a eukaryotic replicative minicircle expression vector; and
b) introducing said replicative minicircle expression vector into a target eukaryotic cell or a eukaryotic organism comprising the target eukaryotic cell, under conditions wherein the target eukaryotic cell is transfected and said gene of interest is expressed.
US Pat. No. 10,169,530

GENE FUSIONS AND ALTERNATIVELY SPLICED JUNCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BREAST CANCER

Genomic Health, Inc., Re...

1. A method for identifying a gene fusion in a biological sample obtained from a human subject, wherein the biological sample is a formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) sample, comprising:obtaining a plurality of reads from RNA sequencing of the biological sample;
mapping a read to the human genome;
determining whether the read comprises a distant spliced junction;
selecting the read comprising a distant spliced junction;
identifying a candidate gene fusion comprising the distant spliced junction;
creating a first set of templates for the candidate gene fusion, wherein the first set of templates comprises:
(1) a fusion template comprising 50 base pairs (bp) of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(2) a donor template comprising 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of a donor gene,
(3) an acceptor template comprising 50 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of an acceptor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(4) a donor genomic template comprising 50 bp upstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site and 50 bp downstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site, and
(5) an acceptor genomic template comprising 50 bp upstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site and 50 bp downstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site;
removing the candidate gene fusion if any of the first template set sequences are identical, but map to different genes in the human genome;
creating a second set of templates comprising:
(a) a fusion template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(b) a donor template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of a donor gene,
(c) an acceptor template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of an acceptor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(d) a donor genomic template comprising 150 bp upstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site and 150 bp downstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site, and
(e) an acceptor genomic template comprising 150 bp upstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site and 150 bp downstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site;
determining the homology between templates (b) and (c) and between templates (d) and (e);
removing the candidate gene fusion if templates (b) and (c) are homologous or if templates (d) and (e) are homologous; and
aligning a read obtained from RNA sequencing of the biological sample to the first set of templates;
selecting the read that maps to the fusion template of the first set of templates; and
identifying a gene fusion, wherein the gene fusion is identified by at least two non-duplicate reads that map to the fusion template of the first set of templates.
US Pat. No. 10,166,198

SOLID NANOPARTICLE WITH INORGANIC COATING

Nanexa AB, Uppsala (SE)

1. A method of preparing a controlled or delayed release pharmaceutical composition in a form of a sterile injectable or infusible suspension of particles comprising:i. a plurality of coated particles of a size that is from 0.1 ?m to 50 ?m, said coated particles having a solid core comprising a drug, said solid core being enclosed by one or more metal oxide materials; and
ii. a pharmaceutically and parentally acceptable diluent,the method comprising the sequential steps of:(1) applying an initial coating of at least one metal oxide to said solid cores in an atomic layer deposition reactor;
(2) discharging the coated particles from the reactor and subjecting the coated particles to agitation to disaggregate particle aggregates formed during step (1);
(3) reintroducing the disaggregated, coated particles from step (2) into an atomic layer deposition reactor and applying a further coating of at least one metal oxide to the reintroduced particles;
(4) optionally repeating steps (2) and (3) one or more times to increase a total thickness of the one or more metal oxide materials that enclose said solid core; and
(5) admixing said coated particles obtained from step (3) or step (4) with said pharmaceutically and parenterally acceptable diluent to form said pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,167,222

SELENIUM-FREE SUNGLASS MATERIAL WITH BROWN TINT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass comprising B2O3, SiO2, and Fe, said Fe including ferric ion (Fe3+) and ferrous ion (Fe2+), said glass lacking Se and having (i) a tint with a chromaticity coordinate x in the range from 0.37-0.65, and (ii) a concentration of said ferrous ion (Fe2+) sufficient to provide an average percent transmittance (% T) over the wavelength range from 780 nm-2000 nm, for a thickness of 1.9 mm, of less than 3%.
US Pat. No. 10,167,479

AGROBACTERIUM STRAINS FOR PLANT TRANSFORMATION

TEMASEK LIFE SCIENCES LAB...

1. Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain AGL2 deposited with the American Type Culture Collection under Accession Number PTA 10447.
US Pat. No. 10,166,200

BUFFERED OXYGEN THERAPEUTICS

NuvOx Pharma LLC, Tucson...

1. An oxygen therapeutic composition, comprising:water;
a perfluorocarbon material selected from perfluoropentane and perfluorohexane;
a buffer; and
dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and/or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine mixed with dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine with covalently linked poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) with molecular mass 5000;wherein:the buffer comprises NaH2PO4 and Na2HPO4 and stabilizes a pH of the composition at between about 6.5 to about 7.5; and
the composition comprises a viscosity of about 2.0 to about 3.5 mPas.
US Pat. No. 10,167,224

METHOD OF COATING GLASS

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A process of producing a heat treated coated glass comprising three or more silver metal reflective layers, said heat treated coated glass comprising at least, in order:a glass layer; a first dielectric layer; a first silver layer; a second dielectric layer; a second silver layer; a third dielectric layer; a third silver layer; a fourth dielectric layer, the process comprising the steps of:
a) providing a float glass substrate by a float glass deposition process,
b) depositing by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) during the float glass deposition process a coating on at least one surface of the glass substrate to produce a CVD coating, said CVD coating providing the first dielectric layer and wherein, said first dielectric layer consists solely of CVD coating, said first dielectric layer comprising:
i) a CVD deposited layer of silicon oxide of thickness 10 to 50 nm overcoated directly with
ii) a second consecutive CVD deposited layer of titanium oxide of thickness 10 to 50 nm, wherein both the silicon oxide and titanium oxide are deposited on the glass substrate during the float glass deposition process; and
c) sputter depositing a further coating onto the surface of the CVD coated float glass, said further sputter deposited coating comprising the three or more reflective silver metal layers each separated by the second, third and fourth dielectric layers respectively, wherein
each of the second, third and fourth dielectric layers comprise a layer of zinc stannate (ZnSnOx), and
each layer of zinc stannate comprises between 27% and 85% of the total thickness of the second, third and fourth dielectric layers; and
d) heat treating the float glass substrate with combined CVD and sputtered coating to toughen the coated glass and to achieve a coated toughened glass, and wherein the light transmission of the heat treated coated glass is increased by 10% compared to the light transmission of the coated glass before heat treatment; and
wherein the sheet resistance of the heat treated coated glass is decreased by at least 34% compared with the sheet resistance of the coated glass before heat treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,167,482

GENES AND USES FOR PLANT ENHANCEMENT

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant cell nucleus comprising a stably integrated recombinant DNA construct wherein said recombinant DNA comprises a heterologous promoter that is functional in said plant cell and that is operably linked to a protein coding DNA encoding at least one protein having an amino acid sequence comprising at least 95% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:936 and having the function of SEQ ID NO:936and wherein said recombinant DNA construct is stably integrated into a chromosome in a plant cell nucleus which is selected by screening a population of transgenic plants that have said recombinant DNA and an enhanced trait as compared to control plants that do not have said recombinant DNA in their nuclei; and wherein said enhanced trait is selected from group of enhanced traits consisting of increased yield and enhanced nitrogen use efficiency.