US Pat. No. 10,653,315

DEVICE COMPRISING AN OVERLAY MECHANISM, SYSTEM WITH DEVICES EACH COMPRISING AN OVERLAY MECHANISM WITH AN INDIVIDUALLY PROGRAMMABLE DELAY OR METHOD FOR OVERLAYING DATA

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device, comprising:an overlay mechanism configured to redirect an access which is directed to a first memory location to a second memory location,
wherein the overlay mechanism is configured to delay access to the second memory location in the case of a redirection,
wherein the overlay mechanism is configured to adapt the delay depending on access times of memory locations, and
wherein the overlay mechanism is configured to detect if a second access to the first memory location follows a first access to the first memory location, causing a changed access time to the first memory location when accessing successional memory locations of the first memory location, and resulting in the changed access time being shorter than the time of the first access to the first memory location, and in this case adapting, when accessing the first memory location with the second access, the delay to the changed access time of the first memory location,
wherein the second memory location is physically separate from the first memory location.

US Pat. No. 10,653,314

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ALIGNMENT OF OPHTHALMIC IMAGING DEVICES

NOTAL VISION LTD., Tel-A...

1. An ophthalmic imaging system, comprising:an ophthalmic imaging device having an optical axis;
a display device displaying a fixation target viewable by an eye of a user;
an eye camera operable to image the eye to generate eye image data; and
a control unit that:
processes the eye image data to determine a position of the eye relative to the optical axis;
processes the position of the eye relative to the optical axis to generate a pseudo position of the eye relative to the optical axis, the pseudo position of the eye relative to the optical axis being different from the position of the eye relative to the optical axis; and
causes the display device to display an indication that provides feedback to the user that the eye is located at the pseudo position of the eye relative to the optical axis;
wherein, if a distance between the position of the eye and the optical axis is less than an acceptable distance, the pseudo position of the eye relative to the optical axis is generated to lie on the optical axis;
wherein the acceptable distance is equal to a pre-alignment acceptable distance prior to the position of the eye being repositioned from being greater than the pre-alignment acceptable distance from the optical axis to being equal to or less than the pre-alignment acceptable distance from the optical axis; and
wherein the acceptable distance is set to a post-alignment acceptable distance in response to the position of the eye being repositioned from being greater than the pre-alignment acceptable distance from the optical axis to being equal to or less than the pre-alignment acceptable distance from the optical axis, the post-alignment acceptable distance being greater than the pre-alignment acceptable distance.

US Pat. No. 10,653,313

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LENSED AND LENSLESS OPTICAL SENSING OF BINARY SCENES

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method for extracting an image of a binary scene, the method comprising:directing light from the binary scene toward light-sensitive pixels;
modulating the light to induce near-field spatial modulations that illuminate a pattern;
capturing the pattern with the light-sensitive pixels; and
finding a binary pattern that produces data similar to the captured pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,653,312

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A VISUAL BEHAVIOR PARAMETER OF A PERSON, AND RELATED TESTING DEVICE

Essilor International, C...

1. Method for determining at least one parameter (NVB, EV, EH) of the visual behaviour of an individual (1) comprising the following steps:a step of requesting the individual (1) so that he performs a visual test in the course of which he observes at least one target position (30),
a step of measuring at least one datum representative of at least one direction of gaze (DR) of the individual (1) in the course of the said visual test,
a step of determining a reference direction of gaze (DRm), as a function of the said at least one measured representative datum,
a step of positioning, with respect to the said reference direction of gaze (DRm), at least one measured target position (50) which is determined, in a reference frame (Rcro) tied to the head (4) of the individual (1), as a function of the said datum representative of the said direction of gaze (DR) of the individual (1) measured in the course of the visual test.

US Pat. No. 10,653,311

HOME OCT WITH AUTOMATIC FOCUS ADJUSTMENT

NOTAL VISION LTD., Tel-A...

1. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for imaging a retina of an eye of a user, the OCT system comprising:a broad bandwidth light source that emits a light beam;
a beam splitter that splits the light beam into a sample arm light beam and a reference arm light beam, and recombines the reference arm light beam with a returned portion of the sample arm light beam to form a recombined light beam;
a reference arm optical path over which the reference arm light beam propagates;
a reference arm optical path length adjustment mechanism operable to vary a length of the reference arm optical path;
a sample arm optical path over which the sample arm light beam and the returned portion of the sample arm light beam propagate;
an objective lens disposed on the sample arm optical path;
a viewer assembly configured to restrain the user's head so that the sample arm optical path extends to the retina;
a scanning unit that scans the sample arm light beam in two dimensions transverse to a direction of propagation of the sample arm light beam;
a sample arm light beam focus mechanism controllable to vary focus of the sample arm light beam on the retina;
an OCT image detector that generates an OCT signal for the recombined light beam;
a display device that displays a fixation target viewable by the user via the retina; and
a display device focus mechanism controllable to vary focus of an image of the fixation target on the retina, and
a control unit operatively connected to the OCT image detector, the display device focus mechanism, the reference arm optical path length adjustment mechanism, and the sample arm light beam focus mechanism, the control unit being configured to:
monitor the OCT signal;
control the reference arm optical path length adjustment mechanism to vary the length of the reference arm optical path to identify a length of the reference arm optical path for which the OCT signal corresponds to an OCT image of the retina;
vary an operational parameter of the sample arm light beam focus mechanism over a range, while maintaining the length of the reference arm optical path for which the OCT signal corresponds to the OCT image of the retina, to identify a focus correction for the user, based on the OCT signal, for application to the sample arm light beam;
determine a focus setting of the display device focus mechanism based on the identified focus correction for the user applied by the sample arm light beam focus mechanism; and
control the display device focus mechanism to operate at the focus setting of the display device focus mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,653,310

IMAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR AN IMAGING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:a first scanning unit configured to subject a measuring beam to a back-and-forth scan in a predetermined area on an object to be inspected in a first direction;
a second scanning unit configured to subject the measuring beam to a back-and-forth scan in the predetermined area on the object to be inspected in a second direction different from the first direction;
a scanning control unit configured to:
(1) control the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit by supplying a first control signal for driving the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit to two-dimensionally scan the measuring beam on the predetermined area on a first scanning locus, the first scanning locus being a locus obtained by a Lissajous scan for 2D scanning the predetermined area with the measuring beam; and
(2) control the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit by supplying a second control signal for driving the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit to scan the measuring beam on the predetermined area on a second scanning locus different from the first scanning locus, the second scanning locus being a locus obtained by repeating a linear scan of the measuring beam within the predetermined area;
a light receiving unit configured to receive an interference beam obtained from interference between (a) a reference beam and (b) a return beam from the predetermined area of the object to be inspected;
a depth information acquisition unit configured to obtain depth information on the object to be inspected in a depth direction based on output from the light receiving unit;
an image generation unit configured to:
(1) generate a plurality of first tomographic images of the object to be inspected in the predetermined area through use of output from the depth information acquisition unit obtained when the measuring beam is scanned on the first scanning locus on the predetermined area which results in the return beam upon which the interference beam is based; and
(2) generate a second tomographic image along a freely-set line within the predetermined area through use of the output from the depth information acquisition unit obtained when the measuring beam is scanned on the second scanning locus on the predetermined area which results in the return beam upon which the interference beam is based; and
a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the first tomographic images and the second tomographic image, the display control unit repeatedly displaying the second tomographic image along the freely-set line before the depth information on the first scanning locus is acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,653,309

OPHTHALMOLOGIC APPARATUS, AND OPHTHALMOLOGIC IMAGING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ophthalmologic apparatus, comprising:an acquisition unit configured to acquire tomographic information of an eye to be examined using information on interference light between return light from the eye to be examined, which is irradiated with measurement light, and reference light;
an optical path length difference controlling unit configured to control a difference in optical path length between the measurement light and the reference light;
an in-focus position controlling unit configured to control an in-focus position of the measurement light; and
a vitreous structure detection unit configured to detect a vitreous structure of the eye to be examined using tomographic information of the eye to be examined that is acquired after at least one of the difference in optical path length and the in-focus position is controlled,
wherein the acquisition unit is configured to acquire tomographic information of the vitreous structure after the difference in optical path length and the in-focus position are controlled based on positional information of the detected vitreous structure.

US Pat. No. 10,653,308

SURGICAL ACCESS SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method of inserting a spinal implant along a lateral path to a targeted lumbar disc space, the method comprising:while a user's finger is inserted through a skin incision, moving a tip portion of the user's finger through bodily tissue in a retroperitoneal space that is lateral from a psoas muscle and a targeted lumbar disc space and contacting the tip portion of the user's finger with the psoas muscle;
after contacting the tip portion of the user's finger with the psoas muscle, advancing a dilator system along a lateral path to the targeted lumbar disc space, the dilator system comprising: a first cannulated dilator that is advanced to the targeted lumbar disc space, one or more sequential dilators that are advanced along the lateral path, wherein the first cannulated dilator comprises a central lumen configured to receive an elongate inner member, and wherein one or more of said first cannulated dilator, said one or more sequential dilators, and said elongate inner member includes a stimulation electrode that outputs electrical stimulation for nerve monitoring when the stimulation electrode is positioned in the lateral path;
slidably advancing a multi-blade retractor assembly over an outermost dilator of the dilator system toward the targeted lumbar disc space along the lateral path, the multi-blade retractor assembly including a blade adjuster apparatus and a plurality of retractor blades extending from the blade adjuster apparatus, wherein the plurality of retractor blades are slidably advanced over the outermost dilator while in a first position in which the plurality of retractor blades are configured to simultaneously slide over the outermost dilator of the dilator system, wherein the blade adjuster apparatus is operable to adjust the plurality of retractor blades to a second position in which a first retractor blade is moved away from a second retractor blade;
removing at least a portion of the dilator system after the multi-blade retractor assembly is advanced along the lateral path, wherein a lateral operative corridor to the targeted lumbar disc space is at least partially defined by the plurality of retractor blades;
inserting a spinal implant that is releasably secured to an inserter tool through the lateral operative corridor maintained by the multi-blade retractor assembly and into the targeted lumbar disc space; and
releasing the spinal implant from the inserter tool when the spinal implant is positioned in the targeted lumbar disc space.

US Pat. No. 10,653,307

MEDICAL DEVICES FOR AIRWAY MANAGEMENT AND METHODS OF PLACEMENT

1. An oral airway device having a tubal body curved anteriorly and made by a wall wherein the wall has a length between a distal end and a proximal end, the tubal body ends with a tongue at the distal end,wherein the wall has a dorsal surface and a ventral surface and the tongue has a dorsal surface and a ventral surface,
the wall encircles a central lumen, wherein the central lumen is a ventilation lumen, and wherein the central lumen has a proximal opening located at the proximal end of the wall and a distal opening located at the distal end of the wall, the distal opening of the central lumen opens the central lumen onto the ventral surface of the tongue, wherein the central lumen is sloped at a first predetermined angle from the dorsal surface of the tongue and the central lumen projects an endotracheal tube or a tool above the ventral surface of the tongue and toward the trachea when the endotracheal tube or the tool is hosted in the central lumen and the oral airway device has been placed in a patient;
the wall has a slit along the distal-proximal axis on the ventral surface of the wall, the slit opens into the central lumen;
wherein the oral airway device further comprises a central ramp located on the ventral surface of the tongue in front of the distal opening of the central lumen;
wherein the wall further comprises a camera channel which is a hollow passage in the wall, the camera channel runs along the distal/proximal axis, the camera channel has a distal opening which is an outlet from the wall and a proximal opening which is an inlet in the wall, the distal opening of the camera channel opens the camera channel onto the ventral surface of the tongue, wherein the camera channel is sloped at a second predetermined angle from the dorsal surface of the tongue and the camera channel projects a camera above the ventral surface of the tongue and toward the trachea when the camera is hosted in the camera channel and the oral airway device has been placed in the patient;
wherein the oral airway device further comprises a gastric channel which is a hollow channel in the wall, the gastric channel having a proximal opening located at the proximal end of the wall and a distal opening which opens on the dorsal surface of the wall and wherein the distal opening of the gastric channel is facing toward the esophagus when the oral airway device has been placed in the patient; and wherein
the oral airway device further comprises a laryngeal cuff formed around the perimeter of the ventral surface of the tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,653,306

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT UNIT, IMAGING UNIT, AND ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An electronic circuit unit comprising:a cable having a core of stranded thin wires, the core being covered with an outer surface, the outer surface at one end of the cable being removed to expose the core;
a metallic tube that is tubular, the exposed core being inserted into an opening portion of the metallic tube; and
a substrate including a connection land for connecting the core, wherein
the exposed core is connected to the connection land via the metallic tube by diffusion joining or ultrasound joining,
the core has a diameter of 0.02 to 0.50 mm,
the metallic tube has a thickness of 10 to 50 ?m, and
the metallic tube has an inner diameter that is larger than the diameter of the core by equal to or more than 1.1-fold and equal to or less than by 1.5-fold.

US Pat. No. 10,653,305

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND ENDOSCOPE USING THE SAME

OPCOM INC., New Taipei (...

1. An image processing system, comprising:an image sensor receiving a plurality of light beams to output an output signal corresponding to a horizontal scan period; and
an image processor electronically connecting to the image sensor, the image processor comprising a signal interceptor and a calculating unit for processing the output signal so as to reduce a size of the image sensor, the image processor transforming the output signal to generate a combining signal, the signal interceptor intercepting a first part of the combining signal corresponding to a first clock period of the horizontal scan period to obtain a first signal and intercepting a second part of the combining signal corresponding to a second clock period of the horizontal scan period to obtain a second signal, the calculating unit calculating the first signal and the second signal to obtain an image pixel data in accordance with a differential calculation;
wherein the number of the clocks of the first clock period is the same as the number of the clocks of the second clock period.

US Pat. No. 10,653,304

ENDOSCOPE AND ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope comprising:an illuminator configured to guide illumination light from a light source capable of emitting the illumination light intermittently and apply the illumination light to an object;
an imaging element comprising:
a light receiver comprising multiple pixels configured to receive light and perform photoelectric conversion to generate electric signals, wherein the multiple pixels are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix; and
a reader configured to sequentially read the electric signals per horizontal line of the two-dimensional matrix from each of the multiple pixels;
a generator configured to, based on a first vertical synchronization signal that is input from an external processor and that is a reference of timing of end of the illumination light emitted by the light source timing of end of the illumination light and the timing of end of the illumination light, generate a second vertical synchronization signal such that the timing of end of the illumination light and start timing at which the reader starts reading the electric signal match; and
an imaging controller configured to, based on the second vertical synchronization signal, perform exposure of the imaging element, cause the reader to read the electric signals sequentially in a period in which the illuminator is off.

US Pat. No. 10,653,303

ENDOSCOPE AND HARDNESS ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion portion including a flexible portion;
an operation portion provided continuously to a base end side of the insertion portion;
a coil spring unit including a coil spring provided to extend from the flexible portion to the operation portion;
a wire unit provided to extend from the flexible portion to the operation portion and including a wire inserted into the coil spring and fixed to a tip end portion of the coil spring; and
a hardness adjuster provided at the operation portion and configured to adjust a hardness of the flexible portion in such a manner that the coil spring is compressed with a base end of the coil spring and a base end of the wire being apart from each other,
wherein the hardness adjuster includes
a wire holder configured to hold a base end portion of the wire unit protruding toward the base end side beyond a base end portion of the coil spring unit,
a coil spring contact portion contacting the base end portion of the coil spring unit,
a relative distance changer configured to change a distance in a longitudinal direction of the operation portion between the coil spring contact portion and the wire holder, and
a retainer configured to retain a retained portion at a first radial position apart from a center axis of the operation portion along the longitudinal direction by a first radius distance, the retained portion being positioned on a tip end side with respect to the base end portion of the coil spring unit, wherein
the wire holder is configured to retain the base end portion of the wire unit at a second radial position apart from the center axis in a radial direction A by a second radius distance longer than the first radius distance, the base end portion of the wire unit being held by the wire holder, and
the coil spring contact portion is configured to retain the base end portion of the coil spring unit at a third radial position apart from the center axis in a radial direction B having a component of the radial direction A by a third radius distance longer than the first radius distance and shorter than the second radius distance, the base end portion of the coil spring unit contacting the coil spring contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,653,302

RIGID ENDOSCOPE

BEIJING WESTON ASIA-PACIF...

1. A rigid endoscope, comprising:an endoscope tube;
an objective lens group;
a rod lens group;
an eyepiece group;
a light-emitting diode (LED) chip,
wherein the LED chip has an annular shape; and
a lead, wherein:
the objective lens group and the rod lens group are disposed in the endoscope tube and arranged in a direction from a front end to a rear end of the endoscope tube,
the eyepiece group is disposed in the endoscope tube and at a rear end of the rod lens group,
the LED chip is mounted at the front end of the endoscope tube,
the lead is led out from the LED chip, runs through a gap between an inner circle of the endoscope tube and an outer circle of the objective lens group, and arrives at the rear end of the endoscope tube,
the rigid endoscope is a single-tube rigid endoscope,
the LED chip is disposed at an edge portion, which is close to the inner circle of the endoscope tube, of the objective lens group, and
in the direction from the front end to the rear end of the endoscope tube, an entirety of the LED chip is overlapped with each of the objective lens group, the rod lens group, and the eyepiece group.

US Pat. No. 10,653,301

OPTICAL UNIT AND ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An optical unit comprising:a fixed portion having a tubular shape configured to hold at least one of an object side fixed lens group and an image side fixed lens group, the fixed portion including a plurality of thinned portions formed, at a regular interval, at positions symmetrical with respect to a central axis of the tubular shape;
a movable portion having a tubular shape configured to hold a movable lens group between the object side fixed lens group and the image side fixed lens group, the movable portion being arranged radially inside the fixed portion so as to be slidable with respect to the fixed portion and having a same central axis as the fixed portion; and
a voice coil motor configured to relatively move the movable portion with respect to the fixed portion in a direction of the central axis, the voice coil motor including
a coil arranged on the fixed portion, and
a plurality of magnets arranged on the movable portion so as to be accommodated in the thinned portions of the fixed portion, respectively, the magnets being magnetically polarized in directions orthogonal to the central axis and substantially symmetrical with respect to the central axis,
wherein at least two magnets adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction in a cross section orthogonal to the central axis out of the plurality of magnets are arranged so as to be shifted in opposite directions in the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,653,300

METHOD FOR JOINING TWO COMPONENTS OF A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT, USE OF AN IRON-BASED SOLDER, AND MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

1. A method for joining at least two components of a medical instrument, the method comprising:holding the at least two components so as to form at least one soldering gap between joining areas of the at least two components;
arranging a solder material for filling the at least one soldering gap, the solder material being an iron-based solder; and
heating the arrangement of the at least two components and the solder material to a soldering temperature of the solder material,
wherein the at least two components for forming the at least one soldering gap are connected to each other by laser welding before the heating.

US Pat. No. 10,653,299

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF GASTROESOPHAGEAL VARICES

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A method of treatment, comprising:a) positioning an endoscope cap with a source of high intensity focused ultrasound configured therein at a location of target tissue in a body lumen of a patient;
b) positioning the endoscope cap over a surface of the target tissue;
c) drawing the target tissue into the lumen of the endoscope cap; and
d) delivering high intensity focused ultrasound to the target tissue;
wherein the target tissue includes a gastroesophageal varix.

US Pat. No. 10,653,298

OPTICAL SYSTEM, IMAGING APPARATUS, ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM, AND RANGEFINDER SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An optical system comprising:a rotationally symmetric front group that is located on a single axis of rotational symmetry passing through a center of an image plane,
a rotationally symmetric back group, and
an aperture,
wherein:
the front group includes two internal reflecting surfaces and two transmitting surfaces,
the optical system is configured such that a light beam incident on the front group from an object plane takes an optical path along which the light beam enters a first transmitting surface, is reflected off a first reflecting surface and then off a second reflecting surface, and exits out of a second transmitting surface, and
the optical system is configured such that the light beam passes through the aperture and the back group and is imaged in a position of the image plane away from the axis of rotational symmetry, and such that the light beam does not form any intermediate image within a section including the axis of rotational symmetry.

US Pat. No. 10,653,297

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR EPICARDIAL IMAGING AND INJECTION

1. An apparatus for imaging tissue during a medical procedure, comprising:a tubular member comprising a tubular member proximal end, a tubular member distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, a longitudinal axis extending between the tubular member proximal and distal ends, and one or more lumens extending between the proximal and distal ends;
a tubular extension comprising a tubular extension proximal end permanently attached to the tubular member distal end and a tubular extension distal end extending distally beyond the tubular member distal end to a distal tip, the tubular extension having a cross-section smaller than the tubular member distal end and being biased to a curved shape, the tubular extension including a passage communicating from a first lumen of the tubular member to an outlet at the distal tip;
a foot on the distal tip comprising a substantially atraumatic contact surface having an area larger than the cross-section of the tubular extension for contacting tissue; and
an imaging assembly on the tubular member distal end configured to acquire images of tissue adjacent the foot, a field of view of the imaging assembly is offset from the longitudinal axis such that the field of view is substantially centered on the foot when the tubular extension is in the curved shape.

US Pat. No. 10,653,296

INSERTION DEVICE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An insertion device comprising:a thin and elongated insertion section;
a rotating body which is rotated to advance or retreat the insertion section;
a motor which supplies a driving force to the rotating body;
a variable stiffness section provided for the insertion section, the variable stiffness section including a wire configured to be pushed or pulled to vary a stiffness of the insertion section;
a stiffness sensor which detects the stiffness of the insertion section varied by the variable stiffness section;
a controller which controls the motor in accordance with the stiffness of the insertion section detected by the stiffness sensor; and
a drive shaft which is provided in the insertion section and transmits the driving force from the motor to the rotating body,
wherein the controller corrects a torque limit value, which corresponds to an upper limit value of a torque of the rotating body, in accordance with the stiffness of the insertion section detected by the stiffness sensor, and controls the motor in accordance with the corrected torque limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,653,295

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a storage for storing a plurality of endoscope images;
a processor device, connected with the storage, wherein the processor device is configured to:
acquire the plurality of endoscope images obtained by imaging an observation target at different times with an endoscope;
extract blood vessels of the observation target from the plurality of endoscope images;
calculate a plurality of types of a blood vessel index value for each of the blood vessels extracted from the endoscope images;
calculate a temporal change of the blood vessel index value for each type of the blood vessel index value; and
determine a state of a mucous membrane of the observation target using the temporal change for each type of the blood vessel index value; and
a display unit that displays a determination result of the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,653,294

ROTATING DOOR MAT ASSEMBLY

1. A door mat assembly comprising:a base frame having a top surface;
a first mat insert removably attached to the base frame, the first mat insert having a first inner surface and a first outer surface;
a second mat insert removably attached to the base frame and hingedly connected to the first mat insert, the second mat insert having a second inner surface and a second outer surface; and
a first frame pivot assembly rotatably inserted in the base frame, the first frame pivot assembly adapted to allow the first mat insert and the second mat insert to rotate about the first frame pivot assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,653,293

DRYING AND DRAINING MULTI-LEVELED SHOE RACK SYSTEM

1. A drying and draining multi-leveled shoe rack system comprising:a modular storage rack having;
a base including;
a base-tray; and
a base-rack;
a plurality of tiers each having;
a rack;
a drainage collection tray; anda pipe system in connection with said plurality of drainage collection trays said pipe system providing legs for stacking said plurality of tiers on one another and on top of said base and said legs include a pair of front-legs and a pair of rear-legs;wherein said modular storage rack is stackable and includes said base and said plurality of tiers;wherein said base includes said base-tray and said base-rack, said base-tray is configured to collect water and debris filtered through said base-rack and from said plurality of tiers via said pipe system;wherein each said drainage collection tray of each tier in said plurality of tiers is positioned below each said rack of each tier in said plurality of tiers to collect said water and said debris filtered through a plurality of apertures on each said rack;wherein said modular storage rack provides said drying and draining multi-leveled shoe rack system for collecting and removing said water and said debris from footwear placed thereon;wherein said water and said debris is collected in said drainage collection tray and directed towards said base-tray via said pipe system; andwherein each of said drainage collection trays and said base-tray are removeable.

US Pat. No. 10,653,292

LIFTING DEVICE AND DISHWASHER

1. A lifting device for a receptacle for items to be washed of a dishwasher, said lifting device being constructed to lift the receptacle for items to be washed from a starting position into an end position or to lower the receptacle from the end position into the starting position, said lifting device comprising:a braking device including a damping element configured to brake a movement of the receptacle,
a scissors lift configured to lift and lower the receptacle, wherein the scissors lift comprises first and second scissor arms which intersect one another and are pivotably connected to one another at a pivot point to allow lifting and lowering of the receptacle as a function of a pivot angle between the first and second scissor arms, and
an actuation lever pivotably disposed at a pivot point on the receptacle and having an end segment pivotably connected to one of the first and second scissor arms of the scissors lift via an intermediate lever, the actuation lever also being operably connected to the damping element for allowing actuation of the damping element.

US Pat. No. 10,653,291

ULTRA MICRON FILTER FOR A DISHWASHER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of treating utensils in a dishwasher having a treating chamber for receiving utensils, a spray system for spraying wash liquid in the treating chamber, and a recirculating system for recirculating sprayed liquid from the treating chamber to the spray system to treat the utensils according to a cycle of operation, the method comprising:spraying wash liquid from the spray system into the treating chamber;
recirculating, via a recirculation pump, the sprayed wash liquid from the treating chamber back to the spray system for subsequent spraying;
prior to the subsequent spraying, passing the sprayed wash liquid through a microfilter to let pass particles of a size smaller than 150 microns to form a microfiltered wash liquid where the microfilter includes a hollow rotary filter coupled at a first end to an impeller of the recirculation pump and wherein the sprayed wash liquid is drawn through the hollow rotary filter, into the recirculation pump and expelled through an outlet fluidly coupled with the spray system; and
prior to the subsequent spraying, ultrafiltering at least a portion of the microfiltered wash liquid to remove particles larger than 40 microns to form an ultrafiltered wash liquid comprising only particles 40 microns or smaller and without grit.

US Pat. No. 10,653,290

PUMP AND DISHWASHER INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a tub configured to receive objects to be washed;
a spray arm configured to spray wash water to the objects to be washed;
a sump configured to store wash water; and
a pump configured to supply the wash water stored in the sump to the spray arm,
wherein the pump comprises:
a body;
a partition wall configured to divide an interior of the body into two spaces;
a first chamber located under the partition wall, the first chamber having an introduction portion communicating with the sump;
a second chamber located above the partition wall, the second chamber having a discharge portion communicating with the spray arm;
a communication hole formed through the partition wall to allow the first chamber and the second chamber to communicate with each other therethrough;
an impeller provided in the second chamber to move wash water to the discharge portion;
a housing configured to define a bottom surface of the first chamber, the housing being made of a conductor; and
a heater configured to heat the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,653,289

ADAPTING DISHWASHER OPERATION TO EXTERNAL FACTORS

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of operating a dishwasher having a washing chamber, a number of dish racks positioned in the washing chamber, a pump operable to circulate fluid onto the number of dish racks, a user interface operable to receive user input and generate electrical output signals indicative thereof, wherein the user interface includes a number of control switches, and an electronic controller electrically coupled to the pump and the user interface, the controller comprising (i) a processor, and (ii) a memory device electrically coupled to the processor, the memory device having stored therein the plurality of default washing cycles, the plurality of hidden washing cycles and a plurality of instructions, and a default operating mode in which the dishwasher can be selectively operated in one of the plurality of pre-programmed default dishwashing cycles through actuation of at least one control switch, comprising:receiving a user-input signal indicative of a desire to access a hidden operating mode distinct from the default operating mode,
entering the hidden operating mode of the dishwasher based on the user-input signal,
actuating the at least one control switch to select one of the plurality of pre-programmed hidden dishwashing cycles associated with the hidden operating mode, and
operating the dishwasher in the hidden operating mode in accordance with the one of the plurality of pre-programmed hidden dishwashing cycles, wherein the plurality of pre-programmed hidden dishwashing cycles associated with the hidden operating mode are optimized to specific environmental conditions and directly based on water hardness, by changing a cycle temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,653,288

TOOL FOR CLEANING FLOORS, WALLS AND INDIVIDUAL ITEMS

Black Tie Brands, LLC, M...

1. A dusting apparatus comprising:a bendable support spine with a first end, a second end opposing the first end of the bendable support spine, and a spine length separating the first and second ends of the bendable support spine, the bendable support spine operably configured to have a selected bent position;
a cylindrical core disposed around the bendable support spine and spanning the spine length;
a cover disposed around the core, spanning the spine length, having a terminal first end, a terminal second end opposing the terminal first end, and a cover length separating the terminal first and second ends, wherein the cover is of a material substantially spanning the cover length and configured to collect and retain dust, and the cover completely encapsulating the core and the bendable support spine and with the first terminal end operably configured to selectively open to define an opening for receiving or removing the core;
a plurality of snaps selectively positioned proximal to the opening, wherein the plurality of snaps is configured to snap together to completely encapsulate the core and the bendable support spine; and
a connector with a handle coupled thereto, the connector operably configured to surround, slide along, and attach to an outer surface of the cover along any point of the cover length.

US Pat. No. 10,653,287

ROTARY MOP CLEANER

HONORS CO., LTD., (KR)

1. A rotary mop cleaner comprising:a ball joint formed at a lower end of a stick, the ball joint including:
a hollow ball;
a locking pin insertion hole formed in an upper end of the hollow ball;
a pair of engagement projections extending outwards from the hollow ball, the pair of engagement projections is disposed on a longitude line that passes through the locking pin insertion hole in the hollow ball, and a straight line connecting the pair of engagement projections is arranged to be orthogonal to a straight line connecting a center of the hollow ball and the locking pin insertion hole;
a locking unit fixedly coupled into an inner space of the hollow ball, the locking unit including a locking nut and a locking pin;
a body including a base provided with a ball support configured to rotatably accommodate the hollow ball, and guide grooves formed to correspond to the pair of engagement projections, the stick is coupled to the body through the ball joint to be capable of performing a pivoting movement and a tilting movement in a rearward direction and in leftward and rightward directions;
a ball cover fastened to the body to cover the ball joint, the ball cover including an engagement groove formed to accommodate an end of the locking pin;
a rotary plate drive unit accommodated in the body and having a rotary shaft passing through a through hole of the base of the body; and
a rotary plate comprising a lower surface and a shaft connecting hole in a central portion of the rotary plate for coupling the rotary plate to the rotary shaft of the rotary plate drive unit with a fastener;
the shaft connecting hole extending in an axial direction and comprising:
an upper connecting hole configured to receive and couple to the rotary shaft so that a rotational force of the rotary shaft can be transmitted to the rotary plate;
a lower connecting hole in the lower surface of the rotary plate disposed coaxially with the upper connecting hole and sized to receive the fastener therein;
an engagement step between the upper connecting hole and the lower connecting hole, the engagement step has a thickness in an axial direction and defines an engagement hole that is smaller than each one of the upper connecting hole and the lower connecting hole, the fastener extends through the engagement hole into cooperation with the rotary shaft, a head of the fastener is arranged in the lower connecting hole to define a clearance gap between the head and the rotary shaft when fully tightened; and
the thickness of the engagement step is smaller than the clearance gap so that the rotary plate is movable up and down in the axial direction relative to the rotary shaft within a predetermined range when the fastener is fully tightened;
wherein when the stick is in an upright state, an end of the locking pin protrudes from an upper portion of the hollow ball through the locking pin insertion hole so as to be accommodated in the engagement groove formed in an inner side of an upper end of the ball cover.

US Pat. No. 10,653,286

CLEANING ARTICLE WITH PREFERENTIAL COATING

1. A cleaning article for cleaning a target surface, said cleaning article comprising:a sheet having a first surface and second surface opposed thereto;
and a coating having soy oil and MC wax disposed on said sheet for retaining debris thereon, said soy oil having an Iodine Value greater than 120, said MC wax comprising from 60 to 85 w % of said coating, the balance of said coating comprising a tackifier and a fatty acid, said coating being free of beeswax and coating having a penetration of 85 to 100 dmm.

US Pat. No. 10,653,285

DETAIL CLEANER

1. A detail cleaning head assembly for removing hardened and semi-hardened residue on surfaces to be cleaned comprising:a handle including a handle axis and a platform portion, the platform portion includes a front side, a back side, a pair of retention members, and a tapered recess configured to taper in a direction toward the handle;
a pad member including a pad portion and a plate portion adapted to slidably couple with the retention members on the front side of the platform portion;
a scraper blade adapted to attach to the front side of the platform portion, the scraper blade includes at least a forward portion adapted to scrape a floor surface and a support portion tapering to a hindmost portion configured for a friction fit within the tapered recess;
the detail cleaning head configured such that removal of a pad member when coupled to the platform is prevented when the scraper blade is attached to the platform; and,
the forward portion of the scraper blade is capable of contact with the floor surface simultaneously with the pad portion when the front side of the platform is disposed in a floor facing direction and the handle is supported at a 45 degree angle with respect to the floor surface.

US Pat. No. 10,653,284

CLEANING IMPLEMENT WITH MIST GENERATING SYSTEM

BISSELL INC., Grand Rapi...

1. A cleaning implement comprising:a housing for movement over a surface to be cleaned;
an electronic controller; and
a mist generating system mounted to the housing and comprising:
a supply tank;
an atomizing nozzle comprising:
a transducer probe;
a liquid inlet fluidly coupled with the supply tank; and
a nozzle outlet fluidly coupled to the liquid inlet via a chamber adapted to hold a volume of liquid from the supply tank; and
at least one piezoelectric element in register with the transducer probe and operably connected to the electronic controller, wherein the at least one piezoelectric element is configured to convert a signal received from the electronic controller into mechanical vibration that is transmitted to the transducer probe to atomize the volume of liquid in the chamber to generate atomized liquid mist;
wherein the atomized liquid mist is dispensed through the nozzle outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,653,283

SELF-PROPELLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRAVEL METHOD FOR SAID SELF-PROPELLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A self-propelled electronic device comprising: a housing; a drive wheel that enables the housing to travel; a wheel drop sensor that detects loss of contact of the drive wheel with a floor surface; and a travel control unit that controls travel of the housing,wherein, when the drive wheel is in contact with the ground, the drive wheel pivots upward relative to the housing and when the drive wheel is separated from the ground, the drive wheel pivots downward relative to the housing,
wherein, if the drive wheel pivots downward relative to the housing, it can be determined that the wheel drop sensor detects loss of contact of the drive wheel with the floor surface,
wherein, when the wheel drop sensor detects loss of contact of the drive wheel with the floor surface, the travel control unit continues travel of the housing for a predetermined continuous travel time, and if the wheel drop sensor still detects loss of contact of the drive wheel with the floor surface after the continuous travel time has elapsed, the travel control unit stops the rotation of the drive wheel, and then, rotates the drive wheel in a direction opposite to the direction of the rotation for a predetermined reverse travel time, to cause the housing to travel in a reverse direction, and
wherein the drive wheel includes a left drive wheel and a right drive wheel which are independently driven, and when the wheel drop sensor detects loss of contact of one of the left drive wheel and the right drive wheel, the travel control unit rotates the left drive wheel and the right drive wheel in the opposite direction such that when the wheel drop sensor detects contact of both of the left drive wheel and the right drive wheel, the rotational speed of the drive wheel which is not detected to have loss of contact is lower than the rotational speed of the drive wheel which is detected to have loss of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,653,282

CLEANING ROBOT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaning robot comprising:a main body;
a plurality of wheels provided at a lower portion of the main body to enable the main body to move along a floor surface;
a motor provided at the main body to suck foreign materials from the floor surface;
a cover provided on an exterior of the main body;
a recess provided at the cover, the recess extending horizontally across at least one side of the cleaning robot; and
a sensor provided in the recess, the sensor having a field of view extending across the at least one side of the cleaning robot,
wherein the recess includes a first recess recessed inward from a first side of the cleaning robot, and a second recess recessed inward from a second side of the cleaning robot,
wherein a height of the first recess above the floor surface is different from a height of the second recess above the floor surface, and
wherein the sensor includes a first lidar sensor located within the first recess, and a second lidar sensor located within the second recess.

US Pat. No. 10,653,281

PRE-FILTER BAG FOR VACUUM CLEANER AND VACUUM CLEANER INCLUDING SAME

Emerson Electric Co., St...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a canister;
a power head connected to a top of the canister and including an impeller assembly;
an inlet defined by one of the canister and the power head;
an outlet defined by one of the canister and the power head, wherein the impeller assembly is operable to generate airflow through the canister from the inlet to the outlet; and
a pre-filter bag disposed within the canister and fluidly connected between the inlet and the outlet, the pre-filter bag including:
an inlet port connected to the inlet;
a radial inner wall; and
a radial outer wall, wherein the radial inner wall and the radial outer wall at least partially define an internal cavity and extend around a central axis of the pre-filter bag such that the internal cavity forms a continuous, closed loop that promotes cyclonic airflow throughout the continuous, closed loop, wherein the pre-filter bag is toroid-shaped and defines a central cavity separated from the internal cavity by the radial inner wall, the central cavity sized and shaped to receive a cylindrical vacuum filter therein.

US Pat. No. 10,653,280

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING OF FECAL WASTE

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A method of treating fecal waste comprising:bringing a reactor containing fecal matter to a first temperature and a first pressure;
exposing the reactor to an environment with a second temperature and a second pressure, such that water in the fecal waste undergoes flash evaporation; and
pyrolizing the fecal waste in the reactor after the exposing.

US Pat. No. 10,653,279

MASSAGING AND SCRUBBING DEVICE

1. A massaging and scrubbing device comprising:a housing defining an internal space;
a plurality of brushes rotationally coupled to a front of said housing;
a handle coupled to and extending from said housing, said handle being hollow;
a rotator coupled to said housing and positioned in said internal space, said rotator being selectively operationally couplable to said plurality of brushes;
at least one orifice positioned through said front of said housing;
a dispenser coupled to said housing and positioned in said internal space, said dispenser being fluidically coupled to said at least one orifice, said dispenser being configured for selectively compelling liquid soap through said at least one orifice;
wherein said rotator is positioned in said housing such that said rotator is positioned for rotating said brushes, wherein said dispenser is positioned in said housing such that said dispenser is configured for selectively compelling the liquid soap through said at least one orifice;
a wall coupled to and positioned longitudinally within said handle defining a first chamber and a second chamber;
a power module positioned in said first chamber; and
wherein said rotator comprises
a motor coupled to said housing and positioned in said internal space, said motor being operationally coupled to said power module,
a drive wheel axially coupled to said motor,
a plurality of pulleys coupled to said housing and positioned in said internal space, each said pulley being operationally coupled to a respective said brush,
a belt coupled to said drive wheel and each of said pulleys,
a plurality of bearings positioned in said internal space, each said bearing being coupled to and extending from a back of said housing, said bearing being operationally coupled to an associated said pulley, and
wherein said pulleys are positioned on said brushes such that each said brush is positioned for rotating coincidently with an associated said pulley, wherein said belt is positioned on said drive wheel and said pulleys such that said motor is positioned for compelling said brushes for rotating coincidently with said drive wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,653,278

AUTOMATIC FOAM SOAP DISPENSER

1. An automatic foam soap dispensing system, comprising:a liquid soap dispenser comprising an outlet, a fluid reservoir for containing liquid soap, a pump operatively coupled to said fluid reservoir, and a liquid to foam system operatively coupled to said pump, wherein said pump is actuated for dispensing the liquid soap in said fluid reservoir to said outlet while said liquid to foam system makes the liquid soap in foam form;
an activation means which comprises a sensor for detecting a presence of a user of said liquid soap dispenser, and a motor which comprises a transmission shaft, wherein said motor is activated by said sensor for generating a rotational power to said transmission shaft; and
an actuation means which comprises a pressing member and a linkage system operatively linked between said transmission shaft and said pressing member, wherein said linkage system comprises an extension member extended from said pressing member to said pump and a resilient element coupled at said extension member for applying a resilient force to said extension member, wherein said linkage system is arranged to transmit said rotational power from said motor to a linear movement to said pressing member so as to drive said pressing member to depress said pump so as to draw in the liquid soap by a first movement of said pump, wherein a second movement of said pump dispenses the liquid soap from said fluid reservoir and operates said liquid to foam system, wherein said linkage system comprises a driving member having one side rotatably coupled to said transmission shaft and an opposed side rotatably coupled to said pressing member, such that when said transmission shaft is rotated, said driving member is moved downwardly to drive said pressing member to depress said pump.

US Pat. No. 10,653,277

MANUAL DISPENSERS REQUIRING LOWER FORCE TO OPERATE

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

1. A manual soap, sanitizer or lotion dispenser comprising:a housing;
a receptacle for receiving a container of fluid;
and an actuating mechanism for causing fluid to be dispensed from the container;
the actuation mechanism having
a first pivot arm having a pivot point on a first end and a cam on a second end;
a second pivot arm having a pivot point a first end and a curved contact surface on a second end; and
a pushbar;
wherein one of the first and second pivot points is connected to the pushbar;
wherein the one of the first and second pivot points connected to the pushbar is located above the curved contact surface and above the cam;
wherein the first and second pivot points are located below a bottom of the container of fluid;
wherein the one of the first and second pivot points connected to the pushbar is not connected to the housing;
wherein when the pushbar is pushed inward, the cam is configured to travel along the curved contact surface;
an engagement member,
the engagement member is connected to the second pivot arm at one or more points that are located below the first and second pivot points;
wherein movement of the cam along the curved contact surface moves engagement mechanism upward and downward in a substantially linear motion when the engagement mechanism is connected to a pump to cause the pump to prime with fluid and dispense the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,653,276

CONTAINER AND LID ORGANIZER

1. A stand, comprising:a base;
a telescopic spine extending upwardly from said base;
the telescopic spine comprising a plurality of nestable spine portions so that the telescopic spine is movable between a collapsed condition and an extended condition;
a support arm extending from each spine portion in a first direction over said base;
a support hand provided by each distal end of each support arm, wherein each support hand comprises a planar palm portion and a plurality of finger portions extending upwardly from each palm portion, wherein each hand is configured to support a container therein; wherein a corresponding first support hand is configured to nest in a corresponding adjacent lower support hand in the collapsed condition.

US Pat. No. 10,653,275

TUNA PRESS STRAINER

1. An apparatus for pressing product and draining liquid from canned food such as tuna, drain liquids from canned food such as fruit and vegetables and presses out meat patties such as hamburger and sausage consisting of:a cap, and a press part;
said cap consisting of a cylindrical wall and a top wall with a top center hole for receiving said press part and a side drain hole located at an intersection between the top wall and the cylindrical side wall;
said press part comprise a top press part which includes a shaft and bottom press part which includes a flat pressing surface;
said shaft of said top press part inserts through said center hole of said cap and is attached to said bottom press part;
said cap having a width and a height to be placed on various sizes of a canned food;
said cap having a cap support extending from an interior surface of said cap into an interior space defined by the cap to support said top press part and prevents fluid from entering said center hole;
said bottom press part having a press support extending from a top surface of said top press part for said top press part, said press support receiving the shaft of said top press part.

US Pat. No. 10,653,274

METHOD AND MECHANISM FOR NON-ROTATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF A BLADE ASSEMBLY TO A VESSEL

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A cap for closing a container, the cap comprising:a cap body for contacting an open end of the container; and
at least one connector mounted to an exterior of said cap body for coupling said cap body to the container, said at least one connector including a lever and an engaging piece having a contact surface,
wherein an initial movement of said at least one connector causes said engaging piece to contact both a sidewall of the container and a lip of the container, and a contour of the contact surface is complementary to a contour of the sidewall, and
wherein a further movement of said at least one connector causes said engaging piece to affix said cap body to the container.

US Pat. No. 10,653,273

CHARCOAL IGNITER AND COOKER HAVING A VENTURI AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A charcoal igniter, comprising:a removable upper section such that the removable upper section includes a first conical section having a distal end and a proximal end such that the proximal end of the first conical section includes a first conical section opening, a fire chamber having a distal end and a proximal end such that a grating is located adjacent to the distal end of the fire chamber and the distal end of the first conical section is located adjacent to the proximal end of the fire chamber, wherein the first conical section opening has a diameter greater than a diameter of the fire chamber; wherein the removable upper section is further comprised of: at least one upper external air flow pipe having a distal end and a proximal end such that the proximal end of the at least one upper external air flow pipe is operatively attached to the removable upper section; wherein the distal end of the at least one upper external air flow pipe is outside the fire chamber; and the at least one upper external air flow pipe extends into the fire chamber and extends into a portion of an amount of charcoal to be ignited; and
a stationary lower section such that the removable upper section is retained within the stationary lower section and the removable upper section can be removed from the stationary lower section, wherein the stationary lower section includes a plurality of supporting legs, and a second conical section having a distal end and a proximal end such that the proximal end of the second conical section is located adjacent to the removable upper section and the distal end of the second conical section includes a second conical section opening, wherein the second conical opening has a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the fire chamber, wherein the stationary lower section is further comprised of:
at least one lower external air flow pipe having a distal end and a proximal end such that the distal end of the at least one lower external air flow pipe is operatively attached to the second conical section and the proximal end of the at least one lower external air flow pipe is operatively connected to the distal ends of the at least one upper external air flow pipe such that air flow is drawn through the second conical section.

US Pat. No. 10,653,272

BARBECUE OVEN AND METHOD OF OPERATION

KBQ TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, S...

1. A barbecue oven comprising:a firebox;
a cooking chamber;
a manifold coupled between the firebox and the cooking chamber, the manifold containing:
a first valve configured to block or draw uncombusted smoke from the firebox to the cooking chamber; and
a second valve configured to block or draw combusted smoke through a charcoal bed of the firebox to the cooking chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,653,271

ARTICULABLE HEATED COOKING SURFACE WITH FLUID MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY INTERLOCKS

National Presto Industrie...

1. A cooktop comprising:a. a cooking surface having a top surface, an underside and having front, rear, left and right edges;
b. left and right support legs being connected to said left and right edges respectively and being moveable between an upright in-use position and a folded under storage position, at least one of said legs being hingeably connected to an edge such that when moved between said in-use and folded under positions its distal edge scribes an arc;
c. a tray having left and right sides and being slideably attached to said underside; said tray including at least one protruding land extending away from said tray in the direction of one of the left and right edges of the cooking surface;
d. at least one of said legs having a recess configured to receive and engage at least a portion of said land when said legs are in said folded under storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,653,270

COOKING DEVICE AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC,...

1. A cooking system for cooking food, the system comprising:a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container, said housing having an upper portion defining an opening to said hollow chamber;
a food container receivable within said hollow chamber;
a lid movable relative to said housing, wherein said lid abuts said housing about a substantial entirety of an upper surface thereof when said lid is in a closed position;
at least one heating element and at least one fan associated with at least one of said housing and said lid;
an insert positionable within said food container, wherein said insert includes a food support surface with a plurality of apertures that allow fluid to flow therethrough;
wherein an annulus is formed between an inner wall of said food container and an outer wall of said insert,
wherein said insert further comprises a base and an open end, said base being said support surface including said plurality of apertures that allow fluid to flow through said base,
a diffuser disposed beneath said base, said diffuser including at least one vane configured to impart rotation to fluid circulating through said plurality of apertures during said convective cooking mode;
wherein the cooking system is operable in a plurality of cooking modes that are selectable and input by a user via a user interface, said plurality of cooking modes including a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode, wherein in said conductive cooking mode the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker, and
wherein said cooking system is operable in said conductive cooking mode, and then is operable in said convective cooking mode, without having to remove said food container from said hollow chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,653,269

POT ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE LEVELS OF VENTING

1. A pot assembly, comprising:a pot body having an interior space;
a lid body configured to enclose the interior space of the pot body, the lid body having an interior-side that faces the interior space of the pot body when the lid body encloses the interior space of the pot body, and an exterior-side opposite of the interior-side, the exterior-side including an outermost exterior surface surrounding a recessed chamber that extend inwards from the outermost exterior surface, the recessed chamber having a bottom recessed wall with a first aperture and a second aperture formed through the bottom recessed wall;
a venting assembly disposed in the recessed chamber, the venting assembly including a rotor component that is configured to be at least partially rotatable around a vertical axis of the venting assembly to at least three different positions including at least two positions for providing at least two levels of venting for the interior space of the pot body when the lid body encloses the interior space of the pot body, the at least three different positions including a first position for a first level of venting through the first aperture, a second position for a second level of venting through the second aperture, and a third position for preventing venting through the first and second apertures, the second level of venting being greater than the first level of venting; and
wherein the venting assembly includes a base plate disposed between the rotor component and the bottom recessed wall, the base plate having a top-side and a bottom-side opposite of the top-side, the bottom-side of the base plate being configured to mate with the bottom recessed wall, and further comprising a whistling mechanism structure disposed in the base plate, the base plate being configured to be circumferentially fixed relative to the bottom recessed wall when the whistling mechanism structure is aligned with the first aperture and the base plate is biased against the bottom recessed wall.

US Pat. No. 10,653,268

PORTABLE COFFEE BREWER

OXX PRODUCTS LLC, Grand ...

1. An appliance for brewing a beverage comprising:an external housing comprising:
a protective frame comprising an impact resistant material and having a bottom wall, two opposing side walls, two opposing end walls, and a top wall;
a water tank system door rotatable relative to the protective frame; and
a brewing system door rotatable relative to the protective frame; said external housing encapsulates a water tank system, a brewing system, and a water delivery system;
an internal support frame separate from the protective frame of the external housing, the internal support frame comprising a bottom wall, two opposing side walls and two opposing end walls that together have a hollow shape, with each wall of the internal support frame being coupled to and supporting at least one associated wall of the external housing, such that the internal support frame receives loads applied to the external housing;
a water tank system encapsulated within a water tank compartment defined by the external housing and the internal support frame, the water tank system comprising a removable water tank, a cap, and a water system valve, wherein the water tank is accessible and removable from the water tank compartment with the water tank system door in an open position;
a brewing system encapsulated by the combination of the external housing and the internal support frame, the brewing system comprising a brewing chamber for receiving a single serve beverage capsule;
a water delivery system encapsulated by the combination of the external housing and the internal support frame, the water delivery system comprising a tube, a flow meter, a pump, a heater, and a flow valve; and
a user interface located on the top wall of the protective frame for receiving inputs and controlling the appliance with electronics, wherein the user interface is shock proof, dust proof, and water proof, wherein the user interface is recessed below the protective frame.

US Pat. No. 10,653,267

APPARATUS FOR MAKING BEVERAGES BY PASSING HOT WATER IN A CAPSULE CONTAINING A FOOD SUBSTANCE

CAFFITALY SYSTEM S.P.A., ...

1. An apparatus for making beverages by passing hot water in a capsule containing a food substance, comprising:an extraction unit (5) in which an extraction chamber (6) is made in which, in use, a capsule (2), (3) can be inserted, the extraction unit (5) in turn comprising a first part (12) and a second part (13), which are movable, at least one relative to the other, between a home position in which they are at a distance from one another and allow the positioning of a capsule (2), (3) between them and in which the extraction chamber (6) is open, and an extraction position in which they are coupled together and close the extraction chamber (6);
retaining means (14) for retaining the capsule (2), (3) between the first part (12) and the second part (13) when said parts are in the home position and during at least part of their shifting from the home position to the extraction position;
an insertion duct (18) for insertion of the capsule (2), (3) comprising a vertical main extension component and extending from an infeed section (19) to the retaining means (14), the insertion duct (18) forming the final stretch of a path for insertion of the capsules (2), (3) in the apparatus (1);
a closing element (20) positioned at the infeed section (19) and movable between a closed position in which it prevents the transit of a capsule (2), (3) through the infeed section (19) and a disengaged position in which it allows the transit of a capsule (2), (3);
means for making a beverage for, in use, making hot water circulate through a capsule (2), (3) contained in the closed extraction chamber (6), thereby causing the beverage to be formed, and for supplying the beverage to the outside of the apparatus (1); and
at least one first supporting element (21) positioned along the insertion path, upstream of the infeed section (19), for supporting a second capsule (3) outside the extraction unit (5) while a first capsule (2) is positioned at the extraction chamber (6), the first supporting element (21) being switchable between an active configuration in which it can support a capsule (2), (3) and an inactive configuration in which a capsule (2), (3) positioned at it can freely advance towards the infeed section (19);characterized in that:the closing element (20) is operatively connected to the extraction unit (5) so that it is positioned in the closed position when the first part (12) and the second part (13) are in the extraction position, and in the disengaged position when the first part (12) and the second part (13) are in the home position;
the first supporting element (21) is in the inactive configuration when the first part (12) and the second part (13) are in the extraction position; and
during the shifting of the first part (12) and of the second part (13) from the home position to the extraction position, and of the closing element (20) from the disengaged position to the closed position, one of either the first part (12) or the second part (13), or the closing element (20), mechanically acts on the first supporting element (21) to switch it from the active configuration to the inactive configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,653,266

COFFEE GROUNDS STIRRING DEVICE

Caffeine Innovations, LLC...

14. A coffee grounds stirring device, comprising:a stirring assembly releasably coupled to a basket rim of a stirring basket with the stirring assembly extending into and contained within the stirring basket, the stirring assembly comprising:
a motor;
at least one blade operatively coupled to the motor such that the motor drives the at least one blade to rotate within the stirring basket; and
a control circuit in electrical communication with the motor and configured to drive the at least one blade; and
wherein the coffee grounds stirring device is sized to fit inside a coffee basket of a coffee maker having a largest width less than five inches.

US Pat. No. 10,653,265

MANUALLY OPERATED COFFEE MACHINE

HUA KU (SHUNDE) TECH ELEC...

1. An improved manually operated coffee machine, comprising a cup body, a water-pressing base body, and a coffee brewing base body that are detachably connected together, wherein a water storage cavity in communication with the cup body is disposed in the water-pressing base body, the water-pressing base body comprises an inner housing and an outer housing sleeved over the inner housing, the water-pressing base body is provided with a lock sleeve that inserts from the outer housing into the inner housing and locks the outer housing and the inner housing, a hand-pressing power rod that extends into the water storage cavity is disposed in the lock sleeve, andwherein the inner housing vertically inserts into the outer housing, and the hand-pressing power rod horizontally inserts into the outer housing and the inner housing.

US Pat. No. 10,653,264

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING HEATING TEMPERATURE OF ELECTRIC RICE COOKER, AND ELECTRIC RICE COOKER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES,...

1. A method for controlling a heating temperature of an electric rice cooker, comprising:when determining that the electric rice cooker is in a boiling state, according to a temperature of a bottom temperature sensing bulb and a temperature of a top temperature sensing bulb, judging whether a bottom temperature of the electric rice cooker rises too fast, wherein the bottom temperature sensing bulb is configured to collect the bottom temperature, and the top temperature sensing bulb is configured to collect a temperature at a pot cover;
when determining that the bottom temperature rises too fast, controlling a heating plate to temporally stop heating a bottom of the electric rice cooker; and
after the temperature of the bottom temperature sensing bulb falls to a first preset temperature, controlling the heating plate to reheat the bottom at a heating power in the boiling stage,
wherein the determining that the electric rice cooker is in a boiling stage comprises:
acquiring the temperature of the bottom temperature sensing bulb;
respectively comparing the temperature of the bottom temperature sensing bulb with a second preset temperature and a third preset temperature; and
under a condition in which the temperature of the bottom temperature sensing bulb is higher than the second preset temperature, and is lower than or equal to the third preset temperature, determining that the electric rice cooker is in the boiling stage,
wherein the third preset temperature is higher than the second preset temperature, and the first preset temperature is higher than the second preset temperature, and is lower than the third preset temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,653,263

INTEGRATED PACKAGE AND MAIL DELIVERY SECURITY SYSTEM

IMDSS Solutions LLC, Ash...

1. A system for securely depositing an item comprising:a deposit box having walls, a floor, and top that defines an interior space within the deposit box and a door configured to provide selective access between the interior space within the deposit box and an exterior of the deposit box;
a lock mechanism configured to attach to the deposit box to selectively block the door from opening;
a first proximity sensor operatively connected to the lock mechanism to operate the lock mechanism to block the door or allow the door to open;
a second proximity sensor configured to be attached to at least one of: a delivery person and a piece of delivery equipment;
a first transmitter operatively connected to the lock mechanism and configured to transmit a signal indicative of operating information regarding the lock mechanism;
a bag having an attaching member configured to attach to a securing member located in the interior space; and
a passageway in the deposit box sized and dimensioned to allow the attaching member to pass through the passageway to attach to the securing member in the interior space when the bag is on the exterior of the deposit box.

US Pat. No. 10,653,262

PARCEL SECURING ASSEMBLY

1. A parcel securing assembly being configured to receive a delivered parcel for secure storage, said assembly comprising:a box being positionable on a horizontal support surface proximate an entrance to a building, said box having a delivery opening therein for receiving a delivered parcel, said box having a bottom wall, a top wall and a front wall, said delivery opening extending through said front wall and into an interior of said box, said delivery opening having a bounding edge, said bounding edge having a first lateral side, a second lateral side, a bottom side and a top side, each of said first and second lateral sides angling inwardly between said bottom and top sides such that said delivery opening has a trapezoidal shape;
a door being hingedly coupled to said box, said door being aligned with said delivery opening for opening and closing said delivery opening;
a locking unit being coupled to said box, said locking unit being operationally coupled to said door, said locking unit being urgeable into a locked condition when said door is opened such that said locking unit locks said door when said door is subsequently closed, wherein said locking unit secures the delivered parcel in said box until an authorized user unlocks said locking unit, said locking unit comprising
a first lock being coupled to said top wall of said box, said lock extending through said top wall of said box, said first lock having a key hole being exposed with respect to said top wall, and
a second lock being coupled to an inwardly facing surface of said door;
a plurality of tabs, each of said tabs being coupled to and extending laterally away from said box, each of said tabs resting on the support surface, each of said tabs having a fastener extended therethrough and engaging the support surface for retaining said box on the support surface, each of said tabs being aligned with said bottom wall of said box, said tabs being spaced apart from each other and being distributed around said box; and
a cushion being positioned on said top wall of said box wherein said cushion is configured to be sat upon.

US Pat. No. 10,653,261

PACKAGE RECEPTACLE AND THEFT DETERRENT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. An improved theft-deterring package receptacle comprising:a flexible receiving bag, the flexible receiving bag comprising
at least one retaining mechanism,
at least one locking receiver, and
at least one zipper mechanism,
each zipper mechanism comprising
at least two complementary, reversibly engageable teeth elements, and
a slider comprising a body and a pull, and
a removable connection device, the removable connection device comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the upper portion and lower portion are reversibly connected together,
wherein the removeable connection device further comprises a locking element, a support element, and a bridge piece,
wherein the locking element and support element are located on the upper portion of the removeable connection device and the bridge piece is located on the lower portion of the removable connection device,
wherein the locking element and support element are located connection device further comprises at least one upwardly extending arm,
wherein the lower portion of the removeable connection device further comprises a separator portion.

US Pat. No. 10,653,260

REPOSITORY WITH MECHANISM FOR SHIELDING FROM VIEW AN OBJECT PLACED THEREIN

CSS Innovations, LLC, Wa...

1. A repository that supports an illusion, comprising:a. a housing that includes a base, one or more side walls, a rear wall and a door that is movable between an open and a closed position, the housing defining an internal volume;
b. a triggering mechanism associated accessible outside of the housing;
c. a false floor that is movable between a non-deployed and a deployed orientation in response to action of the triggering mechanism,
wherein the false floor shields from view an object placed on the base of the housing when in the deployed orientation,
wherein the repository is a mailbox,
wherein the triggering mechanism includes a flag that is movably mounted with respect to an external surface of the housing,
wherein the movement of the flag causes the triggering mechanism to release a latching mechanism that releasably maintains the false floor in the non-deployed orientation, and
wherein movement of the flag actuates a solenoid that releases the latching mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,653,259

MULTIPLE PAIR PANT HANGER

1. An apparatus for hanging at least one article of clothing, the apparatus comprising:a rack including;
a frame construction having a first-side, a second-side, a top, a bottom, a front, and a back;
at least one receiver, said at least one receiver configured to receive and retain said at least one article of clothing, said receiver comprising an arcuate opening in said frame construction; and
at least one roller, said at least one roller configured to biasingly engage said at least one article of clothing in place to said at least one receiver; and
a rack-mount;
wherein said rack and said rack-mount structurally and functionally combine to fixedly mount said rack in a location above a ground surface;
wherein said at least one receiver has a bottom-entry-channel suitable for receiving and securing to hang said at least one article of clothing; and
further comprising at least one hook, said at least one hook configured to attach to said back of said frame-construction, said at least one hook further configured to removably-attach to a top-portion of a door, and said at least one hook useful for fixedly-suspending the apparatus from said door above a ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,653,258

GARMENT CHECK SYSTEM

1. A garment check system comprising:a plurality of garment check hangers, each of the plurality of garment check hangers having a hanger indicia component configured to display a unique identifier; and
a plurality of customer indicia components, each of the plurality of customer indicia components configured to display the unique identifier associated with a different one of the plurality of garment check hangers, wherein the unique identifier is temporarily affixed to the customer indicia component.

US Pat. No. 10,653,257

WINE BOTTLE AND GLASS CARRIER

1. A wine bottle and glass carrier, comprising:an arch-shaped handle; and
a housing attached to the arch-shaped handle, the housing having an outside surface, the outside surface comprising a plurality of concave cavities with a centralized protrusion, the protrusion configured for retaining a mouth of a glass and the concave cavities are configured for retaining a body of the glass,
wherein within a chamber is a removeable generally cylindrical wine holder for holding a bottle of wine and wherein the wine holder comprises at least two perpendicular wings that extend to an inside surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,653,256

LID

1. A disposable cup lid, consisting of:a generally circular panel member;
a circular cup-engaging flange portion connected to and extending from the generally circular panel member;
an endless sidewall member having an inner face; an oppositely disposed outer face; a first elongated ridge formed on the outer face; a second, oppositely disposed elongated ridge formed on the inner face; and a generally circular top panel extending between the inner and outer faces; wherein the endless sidewall member is connected to and extends away from the circular cup-engaging flange portion;
an aperture formed in the endless sidewall member; and
a slide member operationally connected to the endless sidewall member for selectively covering the aperture;
wherein the slide member further comprises a top panel portion, an inner panel portion, an oppositely disposed outer billboard panel portion, a first mating ridge formed on the outer billboard panel portion and a second mating ridge formed on the inner panel portion; and wherein the first and second mating ridges respectively matingly engage with the respective first and second elongated ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,653,255

CONTAINER CAP WITH INTEGRATED STRAW

1. A container with integrated straw, comprising:a drinking straw, arranged along a longitudinal direction and comprising a straw intake end and a straw outlet end;
a container cap including a cap body extending radially outward from the drinking straw, a neck gripping member extending from the cap body, a cap flange extending from the cap body concentric with the neck gripping member, a neck space delimited by the neck gripping member and the cap flange, and at least one radially protruding rib; and
a cap receiver, rotatably attachable to the container cap, the cap receiver comprising an opening configured to allow the container cap to pass through, the cap receiver further comprising at least one radial notch, wherein each notch of the at least one radial notch is sized to allow a corresponding radially protruding rib of the at least one radially protruding rib to longitudinally pass through said each notch; wherein
the container with integrated straw is configured to adopt:
a non-sealing position, in which the cap receiver is rotatably arranged in a first position relative to the container cap such that the neck space presents a first size and the at least one radially protruding rib is arranged in longitudinal registration with the at least one radial notch;
a sealing position, in which the cap receiver is rotatably arranged in a second position relative to the container cap which is different from the first position and is such that the cap receiver presses against and deforms the container cap, the neck space presents a second size smaller than the first size, and the at least one radially protruding rib is not in longitudinal registration with the at least one radial notch, and further in which a protrusion of the cap receiver contacts the at least one protruding rib preventing further rotation of the cap receiver away from the non-sealing position.

US Pat. No. 10,653,254

ZONED SHEETS

Bedgear, LLC, Farmingdal...

1. A bed sheet comprising:opposite first and second vertical sidewalls;
opposite third and fourth vertical sidewalls each extending from the first vertical sidewall to the second vertical sidewall, outer surfaces of the first, second, third and fourth vertical sidewalls defining a circumference of the bed sheet;
a horizontal wall extending between the first and second vertical sidewalls and between the third and fourth vertical sidewalls, the first, second, third and fourth vertical sidewalls each including a first edge that directly engages the horizontal wall and an opposite second edge; and
an elastic band positioned between the first edges and the second edges of at least one of the first, second, third and fourth vertical sidewalls, the elastic band extending around the circumference of the bed sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,653,253

WALL ARTICLE HANGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

1. A wall article hanging device comprisinga plate having first and second ends and a front surface and a back surface, the plate further comprising:
a first portion of the plate having the first end and a keyhole opening adjacent the first end, the keyhole opening having a first opening and a second opening, the second opening smaller than the first opening and positioned between the first opening and the first end
a bend,
a second portion of the plate linked to the first portion by the bend and having the second end,
the first portion including a prong extending from the front surface of the first portion of the plate and towards the keyhole opening and positioned on the plate between the bend and the keyhole opening;
wherein the back surfaces of the plate at the first end and the second end are generally co-planar for facing a surface of the wall article to be hung using the wall article hanging device.

US Pat. No. 10,653,252

FOLDING WALKER WITH WHEELS

1. A child's walker, comprising:a. a frame that includes four, vertically aligned legs assemblies surround a sitting area between said legs, each said leg assembly includes two telescopic diagonal members pivotally connected together enabling said diagonal members in each leg assembly to rotate between an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration, each said diagonal member includes an upper end and a lower end;
b. a caster wheel assembly that includes an upper body and a caster wheel, said upper body pivotally attached to said lower end of said diagonal member on one said leg assembly and pivotally attached to said lower end of said diagonal member on an adjacent said leg assembly;
c. a lower frame member extending between said caster wheel assemblies;
d. an upper cap pivotally attached to the upper end of said diagonal member on one said leg assembly and pivotally attached to said upper end of said diagonal member on an adjacent said leg assembly; and
e. a suspended seat attached to said frame and extending into said sitting area, said seat includes two leg holes.

US Pat. No. 10,653,251

CHILD CARRIER HAVING SELECTIVELY ADJUSTABLE SIDE PANELS FOR INWARD FACING AND OUTWARD FACING CHILD CARRYING POSITIONS

1. A child carrier comprising: a main panel, the main panel forming a child carrying area in cooperation with a wearer's torso, the main panel having a waist support portion, a bottom portion, a top portion, a first and a second opposing side edge, a middle portion, and a front side and a back side, wherein the back side of the main panel faces the wearer's torso; wherein the main panel further comprises padding within the bottom portion of the main panel; a first arcuate cut-out formed in the main panel from the first opposing side edge towards the middle portion of the main panel and a second arcuate cut-out formed in the main panel from the second opposing side edge towards the middle portion of the main panel, a first connector attached to the back side of the main panel proximal to the first opposing side edge and above the first arcuate cut-out, and a second connector attached to the back side of the main panel proximal to the second opposing side edge and above the second arcuate cut-out, the first connector configured to mate with a first side panel connector located proximal to a top of a first selectively adjustable side panel and the second connector configured to mate with a second side panel connector located proximal to a top of a second selectively adjustable side panel, the first and second selectively adjustable side panels having a front side and a back side; a third connector attached to the back side of the main panel in the middle portion and below the first and second connectors, the third connector configured to mate with the first and second side panel connectors on the first and second selectively adjustable side panels; the first and second selectively adjustable side panels having an inward facing position wherein the child faces the wearer's torso when the first selectively adjustable side panel is connected to the first connector on the back side of the main panel and the second selectively adjustable side panel is connected to the second connector of the main panel, and the front side of each of the first and second selectively adjustable side panels faces away from the wearer, and an outward facing position wherein the child faces away from the wearer's torso when the first and second selectively adjustable side panels are connected to the third connector on the back side of the main panel, and at least a portion of the front side of each of the first and second selectively adjustable side panels faces toward the wearer; and wherein the first and second selectively adjustable side panels further comprise padding located within the first and second selectively adjustable side panels, and wherein, in the outward facing position wherein the child faces away from the wearer's torso, the padding within the first and second selectively adjustable side panels form a support for hips of the child.

US Pat. No. 10,653,250

FLOOR SEAT APPARATUS

Regalo International, LLC...

1. A floor seat apparatus for resting on a surface, comprising:a) a base that comprises:
i) an outer wall having a front portion, a right side portion, a left side portion, and a back portion;
ii) an inner wall having a front portion, a right side portion, a left side portion, and a back portion, the inner wall spaced from the outer wall;
iii) an integral base bottom integrally joined to the front portion, right and left side portions and back portion of the inner wall;
iv) the outer and inner walls integrally joined at an integral upper junction extending about the base such that the base is integral and one-piece;
v) the front portions of the outer and inner wall including a post and further including first and second leg openings, the post extending upwardly and being between the first and second leg openings; and
vi) the inner wall and bottom defining a seat receptacle; and
b) a seat, the seat being removably seatable in the seat receptacle of the base, the seat comprising:
i) a child receptacle having a front wall, a right side wall, a left side wall, a back wall, and a seat bottom;
ii) a seat front portion that includes first and second leg receptors and a post through opening between the first and second leg receptors, the post through opening receiving the post of the base when the seat is seated in the base.

US Pat. No. 10,653,249

CHAIR

1. A chair comprising:a subframe;
a seat element;
a back element;
a spring mechanism; and
an adjustment device,
wherein the spring mechanism comprises a leaf spring clamped on one side in the subframe, and a support movable on a track between the leaf spring and the subframe,
wherein the adjustment device includes an adjustment member and a transmission mechanism,
wherein the adjustment member is a shaft or linear guide mechanism, wherein the chair includes an electric drive for moving the adjustment member, wherein the electric drive includes an electric linear drive or an electric rotary drive, wherein the transmission mechanism includes at least one of a rod assembly, a Bowden cable and a gear unit, and wherein the transmission mechanism is connected to the support and connected to the adjustment member, and
wherein a movement of the adjustment member is translated into a movement of the support at a transmission ratio of between 1:0.5 and 1:4.

US Pat. No. 10,653,248

UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE WITH INTEGRATED BACK REST PORTION WEBBING SUPPORT

Ashley Furniture Industri...

1. An upholstery sack for covering a sofa frame comprising:a back rest portion comprising exposed upholstery material and a user support portion comprising a plurality of webbing straps interior of the exposed upholstery material, the user support portion sewn to the exposed upholstery material at a connection for extending along an upper rail of the sofa frame, whereby when attaching the upholstery sack to such a sofa frame the exposed upholstery material and the user support portion may be simultaneously attached to the upper rail.

US Pat. No. 10,653,247

ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS ASSEMBLY

PRS Medical Technologies,...

1. An adjustable mattress assembly, comprising:a mattress defining a surface for supporting a user and further defining a channel along a region of the mattress for supporting a sacral region of the user;
a first bladder positioned within the channel;
a second bladder positioned within the channel beneath the first bladder; and
one or more fluid-filled elements positioned between the first and second bladders.

US Pat. No. 10,653,246

DUAL-USE FOOTREST

CHEN-SOURCE INC., Guisha...

1. A dual-use footrest, comprising:a bottom frame comprising two side plates, a shaft part disposed between a side of the two side plates, and a support disposed between the two side plates and on a side of the shaft part; and
a flip frame comprising two side frames, a shaft coupling part disposed between a side of the two side frames and pivotally connected to the shaft part, and a pedal part disposed between the two side frames and on a side of the shaft coupling part, and when a back surface of the flip frame is abutted on the bottom frame, the flip frame is at a first position, and when the flip frame is outwardly flipped about the shaft coupling part and the shaft part to abut on the support of the bottom frame by a top surface thereof, the flip frame is at a second position and an included angle is formed between the bottom frame and the flip frame;
wherein the bottom frame comprises a combining rod linked to other sides of the two side plates thereof, and each of the side frames of the flip frame is formed with an engagement groove recessed on a bottom surface of other side thereof, and when the flip frame is at the first position, the combining rod is fastened with the plurality of engagement grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,653,245

POWER OPERATION SYSTEM AND CHAIR HAVING SAME

SHANGHAI STERLING MOTION ...

1. A power operation system used in a chair, comprising a power headrest operation system, the power headrest operation system comprising:(a) a headrest board with two headrest board end portions;
(b) a pair of headrest posts each with two headrest post end portions, each headrest post connected, at one headrest post end portion, to one of the two headrest board end portions of the headrest board respectively;
(c) a pair of headrest support posts each with two headrest support post end portions, each headrest support post coupled, at one headrest support post end portion, to one of the pair of headrest posts respectively;
(d) a headrest axis of rotation shaft with two headrest rotation axis end portions, the other headrest support post end portion of each of the pair of headrest support post welded on each of the two headrest rotation axis end portions respectively;
(e) a first mounting bracket and a second mounting bracket, the headrest axis of rotation shaft pivotally coupled to a back frame of the chair through the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket;
(f) a headrest actuator, the headrest actuator having two headrest actuator end portions, one headrest actuator end portion pivotally coupled to the headrest axis of rotation shaft, the other headrest actuator end portion coupled to the first mounting bracket or pivotally coupled to a lumbar axis of rotation shaft, the headrest actuator driving in a headrest forward direction and a headrest backward direction;
(g) a first pulling mechanism, coupled to at least one of the first mounting bracket and the second mounting bracket, and coupled to at least one of the pair of headrest support posts; and
(h) a first stopping mechanism;
wherein when the headrest actuator drives in the headrest forward direction, the headrest actuator rotates, through rotation of the headrest axis of rotation shaft, the headrest board from a closed headrest position to an open headrest position;
when the headrest actuator drives in the headrest backward direction, the first pulling mechanism pulls the headrest board from the open headrest position to the closed headrest position, the first stopping mechanism prevents the headrest board from rotating any further once the headrest board arrives at the closed headrest position;
wherein the headrest actuator comprises:
a first spindle nut; and
a first pressure lever, welded on the headrest axis of rotation shaft;
wherein when the headrest actuator drives in the headrest forward direction, the first spindle nut moves to push the first pressure lever, to rotate, through rotation of the headrest axis of rotation shaft, the headrest board from the closed headrest position to the open headrest position; and
wherein the headrest actuator further comprises:
a headrest actuator housing holding the first spindle nut and the first pressure lever; and
a first locking cap, snapped in the headrest actuator housing, the first locking cap and the headrest actuator housing together enclosing the headrest actuator including the first spindle nut and the first pressure lever and pivotally coupling one headrest actuator end portion to the headrest axis of rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,653,244

PORTABLE ROCKING CHAIR

Zhejiang Hengfeng Top Lei...

1. A rocking chair comprising:a frame comprising:
first and second leg hubs, the first leg hub and the second leg hub each having leg member openings adapted and configured to receive leg members, the first and second leg hubs comprising a leg support frame;
first and second seat hubs, the first seat hub and the second seat hub each having seat member openings adapted and configured to receive seat members, the first and second seat hubs comprising a seat support frame;
leg members adapted and configured to detachably connect to the first and second leg hubs at the leg hub leg member openings;
seat members adapted and configured to detachably connect to the seat hubs at the seat hub seat member openings;
the leg support frame being rotatably connected to the seat support frame with a biasing member extending therebetween configured to urge against rotation in either direction; and
a seat adapted and configured to detachably connect to the seat members.

US Pat. No. 10,653,243

ROCKER/GLIDER RECLINE LINKAGE WITH PROJECTED BACK PIVOT POINT

1. A linkage for use in reclining furniture comprising:a seat mounting plate;
a back bracket;
a rear lift link positioned below the back bracket, wherein the rear lift link is coupled to the seat mounting plate;
a forward back pivot link pivotally coupled to the back bracket at a first pivot point and pivotally coupled at a second pivot point to one of the seat mounting plate or the rear lift link;
a rear back pivot link pivotally coupled to the back bracket at a third pivot point and pivotally coupled to the rear lift link at a fourth pivot point, the third pivot point being rearward of the first pivot point, the fourth pivot point being rearward of the second pivot point; and
a control link having a first end opposite a second end, the first end pivotally coupled to the forward back pivot link at a fifth pivot point, and the second end pivotally coupled to a front lift link, the fifth pivot point being intermediate to the first pivot point and the second pivot point.

US Pat. No. 10,653,242

RACING GAMING CHAIR

Ace Casual Limited, Brad...

18. A racing gaming accessory mount comprising:a support frame;
a pedal assembly attachment operably attached to the support frame, wherein the pedal assembly attachment is adapted for attachment of a pedal assembly thereto; and
a steering wheel assembly attachment operably attached to the support frame, wherein the steering wheel assembly attachment is adapted for attachment of a steering wheel assembly thereto and wherein the steering wheel assembly attachment is pivotable with respect to two differently axes with respect to the support frame.

US Pat. No. 10,653,241

FURNITURE ARTICLE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE PANEL SET

Ashley Furnitures Industr...

1. A piece of furniture with a display system, the piece of furniture comprising:a drawer with a display system, the drawer being receivable in a piece of furniture, the drawer comprising:
a front drawer panel having an exteriorly exposed vertical planar mounting surface extending to four peripheral edges of the drawer panel and the display system removably mounted on the exteriorly exposed vertical planar mounting surface, the display system comprising:
a panelar frame overlaying a covered portion of the planar mounting surface, the panelar frame comprising a primary frame and a secondary structure, the primary frame comprising four frame members arranged in a rectangle, the secondary structure connected to and extending between the four frame members, the secondary structure comprising a lattice work defining a plurality of windows, the panelar frame and the planar mounting surface defining a six-sided pocket;
a stack disposed inside the six-sided pocket, the stack comprising a plurality of interchangeable decorative panels, each of the interchangeable decorative panels having two opposing side surfaces and four edges; and
an elongate fastener extending through the secondary structure and the stack, the elongate fastener removably securing the four frame members to the drawer panel via the secondary structure, the elongate fastener extending in a direction orthogonal to the planar mounting surface of the drawer panel;
wherein the four frame members of the panelar frame are spaced from the four peripheral edges such that an uncovered portion of the planar mounting surface between the overlaying panelar frame and the four peripheral edges extends around the display system and is exteriorly exposed, and wherein when the display system is removed from the planar mounting surface the uncovered portion and covered portion are continuous and planar with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,653,240

FURNITURE DRIVE

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A furniture drive for retracting a movably-supported furniture part into a closed end position relative to a furniture carcass, the furniture drive comprising:an entrainment member for retracting the movable furniture part, wherein the entrainment member is displaceably arranged along a linear displacement path and is releasably coupled to the movable furniture part;
a spring device for applying a force to the entrainment member in a retracting direction;
a damping device for dampening a movement of the entrainment member in the retracting direction, wherein the damping device includes a fluid chamber and a ram displaceably arranged relative to the fluid chamber;
a holding device arranged between the ram and the entrainment member, wherein the holding device holds the ram relative to the entrainment member;
wherein the ram, the entrainment member, and the holding device are configured such that, when the force applied to the entrainment member in the retracting direction exceeds a threshold value, the ram moves through an opening of the holding device so as to decouple the entrainment member from the ram.

US Pat. No. 10,653,239

SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Elfa International AB, V...

1. A suspension system comprising:first and second support elements configured to be vertically arranged,
first and second brackets, each configured to be attached to a respective one of the support elements in a cantilevered fashion having a U-shaped cross-section with first and second leg portions and an interconnecting lower bend portion, and
a frame comprising side portions each configured to be attached to a respective one of the brackets with a fastening arrangement, a guided part of the frame being slideable in and out of an area in between the brackets and comprising a holding device;
wherein the fastening arrangement comprises:
a mid-section attachment device including a center cut-out in the mid third of the bracket and in a leg portion thereof, an attachment tongue on the side portion, which is configured to be inserted into the center cut-out to clasp the edge thereof, and a bulb adapted to snap into the centre cut-out, and
a front attachment device including a front cut-out in the cantilevered end of the bracket, in said leg portion thereof, a front attachment tongue on the side portion, which is configured to be inserted into the front cut-out to clasp the edge thereof, and a support tongue configured to abut the lower portion of the bracket, such that a nose portion of the bracket is wedged in between the front attachment tongue and the support tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,653,238

PORTABLE, COLLAPSIBLE, FREE-STANDING BAR

1. A portable bar comprising:a plurality of frames pivotally attached to each other by at least one hinge;
a bartop formed by a plurality of bartop pieces, each bartop piece corresponding with each respective frame; and
a plurality of swivel footings, each footing rotatably attached to a bottom surface of a corresponding frame via either a threaded bolt or a threaded T-bolt,
wherein the bar is capable of alternately being configured in an open position for using the bar and a closed position for transporting or storing the bar,
wherein in the open position:
each bartop piece is selectively attached to at least one other adjacent bartop piece, each bartop piece is selectively mounted to a corresponding top surface of each respective frame, and each footing is rotated such that a length thereof is not parallel with a plane of the corresponding frame to which it is attached in order to enhance stability; and
wherein in the closed position:
each bartop piece is selectively secured within a recess of each respective frame via at least one storage stopper extending from at least one surface of each respective frame, the plurality of frames collapse to a compact folded configuration forming a parallelepiped, and each footing is rotated such that a length thereof is parallel with a plane of the corresponding frame to which it is attached in order to minimize spatial requirements.

US Pat. No. 10,653,237

BRUSH WITH FLUID DELIVERY

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A toothbrush comprising:a handle;
a head at a distal end of the handle and comprising a bristle plate;
a hole extending through the bristle plate;
a plurality of bristles at least partially disposed in the hole and extending from the hole in a direction away from the head; and
a reservoir in fluid communication with the hole;
wherein the plurality of bristles is supported on a melt matte is disposed on a side of the bristle plate opposite a side from which the plurality of bristles extend.

US Pat. No. 10,653,236

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALIBRATING AN ORAL CLEANING DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

5. An oral cleaning device, the oral cleaning device comprising:a body portion;
an elongated member extending from the body portion and comprising a head;
a pressure sensor configured to obtain a measurement of a force applied to the head by a user during a cleaning session; and
a processor configured to receive, from the pressure sensor, the measurement of force applied to the head, and further configured to: (i) obtain a non-zero load calibration parameter from a non-zero load applied to the elongated member while the oral cleaning device is compressing a resistive force applied to the elongated member; and (ii) calibrate, using the obtained non-zero load calibration parameter, the measurement of force received from the pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,653,235

TOOTHPASTE DROPLETS

1. A droplet comprising:a dissolvable outer membrane defining a volume;
toothpaste inside the volume;
wherein the outer membrane is formed from dissolvable film strip technology that dissolves upon contact with water.

US Pat. No. 10,653,234

BRUSH APPARATUS

1. A brush apparatus comprising:a handle;
a first brush;
a second brush;
a third brush;
the handle being connected in between the first brush and the second brush;
the handle being connected in between the first brush and the third brush;
the second brush and the third brush being located adjacent to each other;
each of the first brush, the second brush and the third brush being laterally connected with the handle;
the first brush comprising a plurality of first bristles;
the plurality of first bristles being distributed in a hexagonal array;
the second brush comprising a plurality of second bristles;
the plurality of second bristles being distributed in a partial-radial array;
the third brush comprising a plurality of third bristles; and
the plurality of third bristles being distributed in a linear array.

US Pat. No. 10,653,233

HAIRBRUSH HAVING MANUAL ROTATING HANDLE

1. A hairbrush, comprising:a brush head having a head body with a plurality of bristles extending outwardly from said head body, said head body having a first end and a second end, said first end of said head body defining a first end of said hairbrush; and
a handle having a first end and a second end, said first end of said handle at said second end of said head body of said brush head, said second end of said handle defining a second end of said hairbrush, said handle comprising a first handle assembly and a second handle assembly in spaced apart relation to said first handle assembly so as to define a gap therebetween, each of said first handle assembly and said second handle assembly having a rod member and a tubular sleeve disposed around said rod member, each of said first handle assembly and said second handle assembly structured and arranged for said rod member to be fixedly associated with said head body and for said sleeve to rotate relative to said rod member,
wherein rotation of each of said first handle assembly and said second handle assembly by a palm area of a hand of a hairstylist will rotate said brush head so as to allow the hairstylist to brush and/or style a person's hair without strain on a thumb and/or one or more fingers of the hairstylist.

US Pat. No. 10,653,232

HAND SANITIZER HOLSTER

1. An accessory for dispensing a chemical substance comprisinga belt, a fastening structure, and a plurality of primary holsters;
wherein the fastening structure secures the belt to a healthcare worker;
wherein the plurality of primary holsters attach to the belt;
wherein the accessory for dispensing a chemical substance is a garment;
wherein the accessory for dispensing a chemical substance is worn over the outerwear of a healthcare worker;
wherein each of the plurality of primary holsters attach to the belt;
wherein each of the plurality of primary holsters contains a chemical container filled with a sanitizer;
wherein the chemical container is a containment device configured to store and dispense a sanitizer;
wherein each holster contained within the plurality of primary holsters is configured such that the sanitizer dispenses from the chemical container without removing the chemical container from the holster;
wherein each individual holster comprises a pouch, a first binding strap, and a second binding strap;
wherein the first binding strap and the second binding strap attach to the pouch;
wherein the pouch is a hollow rectangular blocks structure;
wherein the inner dimensions of the pouch are greater than the outer dimension of the chemical container such that the chemical container will fit within the hollow interior of the pouch;
wherein the pouch is formed with an open face such that the chemical container inserts into the pouch through the open face;
wherein the open face of the pouch forms the superior surface of the pouch;
wherein the pouch further comprises a pressure aperture and a nozzle aperture;
wherein the pressure aperture is an aperture formed through a face of the pouch selected from the group consisting of all faces of the pouch except the open face and the face of the pouch that is distal from the open face of the pouch;
wherein the nozzle aperture is an aperture formed through the face of the pouch that is distal from the open face of the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,653,231

RETENTION ACCESSORY

1. A retention system, comprising:a body comprising a first surface and a second surface and defined by a perimeter wall;
a first retention element releasably coupled to the body, wherein the first retention element is configured to be coupled to a weapon system to maintain the weapon system in a fixed position with respect to the body;
a second retention element coupled to and extending from the perimeter wall at a first end of the body, wherein the second retention element is configured to engage a first end of the weapon system, and wherein a portion of the second retention element overlaps a first portion of the first retention element in a retention position, wherein the second retention element is fixedly coupled to the body, wherein the second retention element comprises a releasable coupling mechanism and the body comprises a complimentary coupling mechanism, and wherein the second retention element is transitioned to the retention position by coupling the releasable coupling mechanism to the complimentary coupling mechanism, wherein the releasable coupling mechanism comprises a first side of a snap fastener and the complimentary coupling mechanism comprises a second side of a snap fastener; and
a third retention element coupled to and extending from the perimeter wall at a second end of the body, wherein the third retention element is configured to engage a second end of the weapon system, wherein a portion of the third retention element overlaps a second portion of the first retention element in a retention position, and wherein the second portion of the first retention element is parallel to and spaced apart from the first portion of the first retention element.

US Pat. No. 10,653,230

CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK

ROFFE ACCESSORIES, INC., ...

1. A portable container, comprising:a first storage component and a second storage component with each of the first and second storage components having a body with a plurality of sides for defining a periphery,
wherein the first and second storage components are connected to each other along one of their sides such that they are pivotally rotatable with respect to one another;
a first elongated connector extending along at least a portion of the remaining sides of the first storage component; and
a second elongated connector extending along at least a portion of the remaining sides of the second storage component and configured to be selectively matingly engaged with the first elongated connector,
wherein at least one of the first and second storage components includes an adjustable storage space; wherein the first storage component includes a first panel having a plurality of sides for defining a periphery of the first panel, a second panel having a plurality of sides for defining a periphery of the second panel, and a flexible member connecting the plurality of sides of the first panel to the plurality of sides of the second panel; wherein the first panel, the second panel, and the flexible member define an adjustable storage space in the first storage component; and wherein the flexible member of the first storage component includes a plurality of sides configured to be collapsed or expanded between the first and second panels to adjust a distance between the first and second panels, thereby adjusting a carrying capacity of the adjustable storage space in the first storage component.

US Pat. No. 10,653,229

BACKPACK LAP PILLOW APPARATUS

1. A backpack lap pillow apparatus comprising:a backpack body having a front side separated from a back side, a left side separated from a right side, and a top side separated from a bottom side forming an inner cavity, the inner cavity having a zippered access aperture extending through the left side, the top side, and the right side of the backpack body;
a pair of shoulder straps coupled to the backpack body, the pair of shoulder straps extending from the back side adjacent the top side to the right side and the left side adjacent the bottom side, the pair of shoulder straps having a carry position and an alternate rest position, the carry position allowing the shoulder straps to be worn on a user's shoulders to carry the backpack body and the rest position inverting the pair of shoulder straps such that they extend around the top side and the front side of the backpack body; and
a pillow coupled to the pair of shoulder straps, the pillow being U-shaped and coupled to an inner side of each of the pair of shoulder straps proximal the top side, the pillow being positioned such that it wraps around the user's neck when the pair of shoulder straps is worn in the carry position, the pillow resting above the top side of the backpack body when the pair of shoulder straps is in the rest position.

US Pat. No. 10,653,228

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COSMETIC PRODUCT CAPSULES, SPECIFICALLY LIPSTICKS, AND RELATING MANUFACTURING MACHINE

PATENT LAB SA, Chiasso (...

1. A method for producing cosmetic products in a plurality of containment capsules transformable into a support of a lipstick tube, said method comprising the steps of:introducing (2000) a base volume of a cosmetic product into a melting and preparing machine, the cosmetic product being lipstick;
a melting step of melting the base volume of the cosmetic product in the melting and preparing machine to thereby form melted cosmetic product within the melting and preparing machine;
an injecting step of successively injecting a predetermined portion of the melted cosmetic product from the melting and preparing machine into a cavity of each containment capsule (200),
each containment capsule (200) comprising a base portion delimited by a side wall that defines the cavity, the cavity of each containment capsule (200) sized to contain the predetermined portion of the melted cosmetic product, being less than 20 g, at least one of the base portion and the side wall of each containment capsule (200) comprising a thermally conductive material; and
a sealing step of successively moving each containment capsule (200) to a sealing machine, and sealing an opening of the cavity of each containment capsule (200) containing said predetermined portion of the melted cosmetic product by removing a sealing tongue (210), one at a time, from the sealing machine and sealing the opening of the cavity with the removed sealing tongue (210) to hermetically insulate said predetermined portion of the melted cosmetic product within each containment capsule (200) from an outside environment, wherein after the sealing step, the predetermined portion of the melted cosmetic product within each containment capsule is a semifinished lipstick product sealed within each containment capsule,
wherein after said sealing step, the semifinished lipstick product sealed within each containment capsule is worked and shape transformed by a user heating the containment capsule to heat the semifinished lipstick product contained within the containment capsule so that the thus-heated semifinished lipstick product contained within the containment capsule is moved into the support of the lipstick tube, the support being one of a plastic support or a metal support.

US Pat. No. 10,653,227

HOLLOW UNPRESSURIZED BOUNCY COSMETIC APPLICATOR

1. A cosmetic applicator comprising a first body having a predetermined rigidity and made at least in part from a material that is resilient, the first body having at least first and second opposing sides, at least first and second soft edges defined between the first and second opposing sides and a hollow, unpressurized interior between the first and second opposing sides to define an overall pillow shaped first body, wherein each of the first and second opposing sides are generally convex in shape and taper toward at least one corner to define an area of increased rigidity of the first body, wherein the hollow, unpressurized interior of the first body is configured to receive an interior component for manipulating the applicator, and wherein the first body includes an opening providing access to the hollow, unpressurized interior.

US Pat. No. 10,653,225

APPARATUS FOR APPLYING COATING TO NAILS

PREEMADONNA INC., Sunnyv...

1. A nail decorating system comprising:an imaging system for acquiring an image of a nail to be decorated;
a display configured to display the image of the nail;
an applicator which applies a coating onto the nail;
a processor operatively coupled to the imaging system, the display, and the applicator;
wherein the processor is configured to determine a path along which the nail is to be moved relative to the applicator.

US Pat. No. 10,653,224

HAIR REMOVAL APPARATUS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A handheld hair removal apparatus, comprising: a head portion detachably mountable to a support structure; a hair removal arrangement provided in the head portion; the support structure configured to detachably support the hair removal arrangement; the hair removal arrangement comprising a skin contact portion for contacting a user's skin during operation, said skin contact portion extending at least along a primary axis extending perpendicularly to a main movement direction in which the apparatus is to be moved relative to skin during use; a plurality of skin stretching devices that are detachably mounted to the support structure and that comprises at least two leading surface portions for skin contacting and stretching, wherein the at least two leading surface portions are each attached to the support structure, each leading surface portion extending in a substantially vertical direction from the support structure, each leading surface portion being in the shape of one-half of an elongate arch to form one-half of a v-shaped bow structure, each leading surface portion meeting at an apex coincident with a midline of an arch of said bow structure to form a closed front portion, wherein the at least two leading surface portions are each provided with a skin touching surface portion, wherein the plurality of skin stretching devices differ in at least one of size, shape and material; wherein the at least two leading surface portions are attached to the support structure in a movable manner thereby allowing relative bending movement of the at least two leading surface portions with respect to the support structure at least in a direction of a skin contact pressure, wherein the movable manner allows at least a small degree of bending substantially in the range of 10 to 15, wherein the degree of bending is dependent upon a pressure applied by a user, the at least two leading surface portions seen in an imaginary plane comprising a base line and extending parallel to the main movement direction, are arranged at opposite inclinations of at least 20 with the base line, wherein the base line is a line perpendicular to the main movement direction and parallel to the primary axis, wherein each of the skin touching surface portions, seen in said imaginary plane, has a main direction of extension that is inclined with respect to the base line at an angle of at least 20, and wherein, in the main movement direction, the leading surface portions are oriented towards each other; wherein, in an operational position, the skin stretching device is arranged in front of the skin contact portion at an inclined angle with respect to the main movement direction, and wherein the at least two leading surface portions are configured and arranged to be brought into contact with the skin, during operation, to act on the skin with a pushing force having a first vector, parallel to the skin's surface, in a first direction (Y) parallel to the main movement direction, and a second vector, parallel to the skin's surface, in a second direction (X) perpendicular to the main movement direction, wherein the pushing force acts on the skin to provide a stretched skin portion between the at least two leading surface portions.

US Pat. No. 10,653,223

HAIR BRAIDING KIT

1. A hair braiding kit comprising:a base mat comprising of an upper surface, a lower surface and an outer edge; and
a first hair attachment comprising:
a first support protruding from the upper surface of the base mat; and
a plurality of strands each comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is attached to the first support, and
a plurality of tags, wherein each of the plurality of tags is coupled to the second end of a corresponding strand of the plurality of strands, wherein each of the plurality of tags comprises a unique identifier, wherein the unique identifier is at least one of a printed number and a printed letter.

US Pat. No. 10,653,222

CARD HOLDER

Rick Peter Gerard Scharni...

1. A card holder, comprising:a first housing and a second housing conjoined to form a casing for stacking one or more cards, the first housing comprising an ejector assembly, the ejector assembly comprising:
a sliding member comprising;
a force applying region adapted to receive an external force for causing a sliding movement of the sliding member within the first housing; and
a shaft; and
a spring, wherein an end of the spring is wounded on the shaft and another end of the spring is stacked against a wall of the first housing; and
a stair assembly adapted to be moveably connected to the sliding member, wherein, in response to the sliding movement of the sliding member, the stair assembly rotates along an axis in an anticlockwise direction to cause partial ejection of the one or more cards out of the casing in a tiered arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,653,221

JEWELRY STORAGE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

1. A jewelry storage and display apparatus, comprising:an assembly of a plurality of display modules, said display modules connected to one another and including,
a first display module for supporting necklaces, the first display module including a first module wall supporting a plurality of first module hooks for hanging necklaces;
a second display module for supporting necklaces and earrings, the second display module including a second module wall, the second display module providing a cabinet structure having a back wall and at least a first front door configured to close over at least a portion of the cabinet structure, the second display module including a plurality of support fixtures mounted on the second module wall for supporting necklaces, and wherein the first front door defines a plurality of openings adapted to receive and support earring portions;
a third display module for supporting bracelets, the third display module having a third module wall and at least one bar fixture for receiving thereover a plurality of bracelets; and
a fourth display module for supporting rings, the fourth display module including a fourth module wall supporting at least one mount fixture, and a ring storage pendant connected to and depending downwardly from the at least one mount fixture, the ring storage pendant adapted to receive thereover a plurality of rings; and
wherein the at least one mount fixture of the fourth display module includes a slot, and wherein the ring storage pendant includes a portion removably received in the slot and a downwardly extending ring storage segment suspended below the at least one mount fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,653,220

MODULAR MOBILE DEVICE CASE AND RELATED ACCESSORIES

Fidlco, LLC, Scottsdale,...

6. An accessory for a mobile device case, comprising:a panel configured to attach to the mobile device case, wherein the panel comprises at least one slot configured to hold a frame;
the frame; and
one or more modules removably attached to the frame;
wherein:
the frame comprises:
at least one frame tab; and
at least one frame slot;
at least one module of the one or more modules comprises a module tab and a module slot; and
the at least one module of the one or more modules is removably attached to the frame by inserting the module tab into the at least one frame slot and inserting the at least one frame tab into the module slot.

US Pat. No. 10,653,219

TECTONIC ORIGAMI DEVICE

Singapore University of T...

1. A tectonic origami device comprising:a flexible supporting substrate;
a plurality of planar members arranged on the supporting substrate, the planar members configured in a non-overlapping cooperative arrangement to permit assembly of the device to form an enclosure;
a plurality of male members; and
a locking cap having a plurality of female members;
wherein the device is configured to be transformable between a collapsed form where the supporting substrate and planar members are collectively in a planar arrangement, and an assembled form where the supporting substrate and planar members are collectively caused to close up to form the enclosure,
wherein, when the device is in the assembled form and as the locking cap engages the enclosure, the male members are received into the respective female members to enable the locking cap to hold the enclosure in the assembled form using interference friction locking; and
wherein the tectonic origami device further includes a plurality of cords attached respectively to at least some of the planar members to enable the device to transform from the collapsed form to the assembled form by pulling the cords collectively in a direction in opposition to a platform on which the device is positioned, wherein the cords are arranged to guide movement of the locking cap with respect to the planar members.

US Pat. No. 10,653,218

UMBRELLA WITH PROJECTOR LIGHTING DEVICE

1. An arthritic-aiding rainwater-sealing-to-protect-cable-pulley cable-pulley-hiding-hub LED-light-turning-on-and-off image-projecting counter-weight-decelerating umbrella comprising:a canopy;
a plurality of upper and lower ribs;
a plurality of rib screws;
a plurality of foldable rib joints;
an umbrella pole
having
an umbrella-pole service life, a pole top, a pole inside, and two opposite pole walls;
a first rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug;
a second rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug;
an interchangeable multi-angle LED-light-magnifying image projector
having
two opposite projector sides;
an image-projector LED-light opening;
a plurality of projector docks;
an image-magnifying image-projecting lens;
two rotatable pulleys;
two upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes;
an arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
having
an elastic-cable service life;
a cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub
having
an upper-hub service life, an upper-hub inside, and an upper-hub undersurface;
an arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub;
a deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight
having
a counter-weight service life, and a counter-weight end;
an aerodynamic propeller-shaped head blade;
a blade hole;
a plurality of umbrella-pole pin openings;
an arthritic-aiding cable-hook grip ring;
an anti-finger-pinching spacer;
a locking pin;
an umbrella-pole vertical support tube;
two umbrella-pole-locking knobs;
two threaded knob holes;
an umbrella base;
a tow-hitch-connectable pet-shade-and-chair-locking receptacle; and
two umbrella base wheels,
wherein:
said canopy
is screwed on said upper ribs,
said upper and lower ribs
are respectively foldably screwed together to said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and to said foldable rib joints,
said rib screws
are respectively screwed to said upper and lower ribs, and screwed to said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub,
said foldable rib joints
are respectively molded to said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub,
said umbrella pole
is attached to said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub,
said first rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug is attached to said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
for sealing out rainwater from penetrating said pole inside of said umbrella pole,
for protecting said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, said umbrella pole, said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight from internal corrosion,
for increasing
said upper-hub service life of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and said umbrella-pole service life of said umbrella pole, and
said elastic-cable service life of said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said counter-weight service life of said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight,
for inserting into one of said upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes, respectively,
for sealing one of said upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes, respectively, and
for frictionally activating and deactivating an LED-light-on-off switch,
said second rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug
is attached to said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
for sealing out rainwater from penetrating said pole inside of said umbrella pole,
for protecting said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, said umbrella pole, said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight from internal corrosion,
for increasing
said upper-hub service life of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and said umbrella-pole service life of said umbrella pole, and
said elastic-cable service life of said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said counter-weight service life of said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight,
for inserting into one of said upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes, respectively,
for sealing one of said upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes, respectively, and
for frictionally activating and deactivating an LED-light-on-off switch,
said interchangeable multi-angle LED-light-magnifying image projector
is removably and repositionably snapped into said LED light
for decreasing and enlarging a projected image on a table, a patio, a deck, or a floor,
for projecting an image at a plurality of angles,
for displaying a projected image in a plurality of color variations, and
for interchanging a plurality of images,
said image-projector LED-light opening
is molded to said interchangeable multi-angle LED-light-magnifying image projector,
said projector docks
are respectively molded to said interchangeable multi-angle LED-light-magnifying image projector
for repositionably clamping on said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
to enlarge and decrease a projected image,
said image-magnifying image-projecting lens
is releasably and slidably clamped to said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
for projecting an image on a floor surface, a patio, a deck, or a floor,
for decreasing and enlarging a projected image on a table, a patio, a deck, or a floor,
for displaying a projected image in a plurality of color variations, and
for interchanging a plurality of images,
said two rotatable pulleys
are respectively hidden within said upper-hub inside of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and rotatably riveted to said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub,
said upside-down rainwater-blocking cable-pulley holes
are respectively drilled into said upper-hub undersurface of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub
for preventing rainwater from penetrating said upper-hub inside of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, or said umbrella pole,
for protecting said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, said umbrella pole, said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight from internal corrosion,
for increasing
said upper-hub service life of said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub, and said umbrella-pole service life of said umbrella pole, and
said elastic-cable service life of said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable, and said counter-weight service life of said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight, and
for inserting said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable therethrough,
said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable is attached to said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub, is threaded over one of said two rotatable pulleys, is threaded into said pole top of said umbrella pole, and into said pole inside of said umbrella pole, is threaded through blade hole, is threaded over another one of said two rotatable pulleys, is threaded out of said pole top, and out of said pole inside of said umbrella pole, and is attached to said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub, said arthritic-aiding counter-weight-decelerating image-projector-locking elastic cable
for decelerating said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight,
for cushioning tension, vibration, and impact from operating said arthritic-aiding rainwater-sealing-to-protect-cable-pulley cable-pulley-hiding-hub LED-light-turning-on-and-off image-projecting counter-weight-decelerating umbrella
to eliminate pain and discomfort experienced by an arthritic, and
to assist in folding or deploying said canopy,
for hoisting or lowering said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight
to assist in operating said arthritic-aiding rainwater-sealing-to-protect-cable-pulley cable-pulley-hiding-hub LED-light-turning-on-and-off image-projecting counter-weight-decelerating umbrella, and
for releasably and slidably locking said image-magnifying image-projecting lens thereto,
said cable-pulley-hiding pole-rust-eliminating counter-weight-rust-eliminating upper hub is attached to said pole top of said umbrella pole,
for housing said two rotatable pulleys,
for preventing rainwater from entering into said pole top of said umbrella pole, or into said pole inside of said umbrella pole
to prevent rust,
for mounting said upper ribs,
for mounting said rib screws,
for inserting said first rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug, and second rainwater-sealing corrosion-eliminating LED-light-turning-on-and-off pulley-plug therein, and
for mounting solar panels thereto,
said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub
is slidably attached to said umbrella pole
for providing an ergonomic arthritic-hand-accommodating surface to eliminate pain for an arthritic person when operating said arthritic-aiding arthritic-hand-accommodating lower hub,
for pushing said foldable rib joints away from said umbrella pole to create a plurality of larger angles between said upper and lower ribs which in turn will require less force and effort to retract and deploy said canopy, and
for attaching said lower ribs thereto,
said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight
is slid into said pole inside of said umbrella pole,
for helping and arthritic with deploying or collapsing said arthritic-aiding rainwater-sealing-to-protect-cable-pulley cable-pulley-hiding-hub LED-light-turning-on-and-off image-projecting counter-weight-decelerating umbrella, and
for requiring less effort during retraction and deployment of said arthritic-aiding rainwater-sealing-to-protect-cable-pulley cable-pulley-hiding-hub LED-light-turning-on-and-off image-projecting counter-weight-decelerating umbrella,
said aerodynamic propeller-shaped head blade
is molded to one of said counter-weight end of said deceleration-capable hand-pain-eliminating counter-weight,
said blade hole
is drilled out of said aerodynamic propeller-shaped head blade,
said umbrella-pole pin openings
are respectively drilled through said two opposite pole walls of said umbrella pole,
said arthritic-aiding cord-hook grip ring
is attached to said locking pin,
said anti-finger-pinching spacer
is screwed on said locking pin,
said locking pin
is molded to said anti-finger-pinching spacer,
said umbrella-pole vertical support tube
is welded to said umbrella base,
said umbrella-pole-locking knobs
are respectively screwed through said threaded knob holes,
said threaded knob holes
are respectively drilled and threaded into said umbrella-pole vertical support tube,
said umbrella base
is welded to said umbrella-pole vertical support tube,
said tow-hitch-connectable pet-shade-and-chair-locking receptacle
is formed into said umbrella base,
for attaching to a tow-hitch of a vehicle
to provide shade to said vehicle,
for attaching an auxiliary umbrella post therein, and
for securing a leg of a chair therein, and
said umbrella base wheels
are respectively welded to said umbrella base.

US Pat. No. 10,653,217

TRACKABLE WALKING CANE ASSEMBLY

1. A trackable walking cane assembly being configured to selectively emit an audible location alert thereby facilitating a user to locate said assembly, said assembly comprising:a walking cane being manipulated for assisting a physical disabled user with walking;
a tracking unit being positioned within said cane, said tracking unit being in electrical communication with a global positioning system (gps) wherein said tracking unit is configured to determine a physical location of said cane;
a remote control being manipulated by a user when said user misplaces said cane, said remote control selectively emitting a location signal to said tracking unit thereby actuating said tracking unit to emit an audible alert wherein said tracking unit is configured to assist the user with locating said cane; and
wherein said walking cane comprises:
a shaft having a first end and a second end, said shaft being comprised of a first section that slidably engages a second section such that said shaft has a telescopically adjustable length,
a handle stop being positioned around said first end of said shaft, said handle stop having a distal end with respect to said shaft, said distal end having a well extending toward said first end of said shaft, said handle stop having an outer surface and a horizontal surface defining an upper portion of said outer surface and a lower portion of said outer surface, said upper portion having a diameter being less than a diameter of said lower portion,
a foot stop being positioned around said shaft, said foot stop being spaced from said second end, said foot stop having an upper end, a lower end and an outside surface extending therebetween, said outside surface being continuously arcuate such that said foot stop has a cylindrical shape, said outside surface angling inwardly between said lower and upper ends, and
a collar being rotatably coupled around said first section of said shaft, said collar frictionally engaging said second section of said shaft when said collar is tightened for retaining said shaft at a selected length.

US Pat. No. 10,653,216

CUSTOMISABLE JEWELLERY

1. A customisable item of jewellery comprising:a grid with a plurality of openings defining a plurality of distinct closely contiguous adornment locations;
an attachment means suitable for releasably retaining a pin of an adornment in each selected one of said plurality of openings;
whereby once a plurality of adornments are attached to said attachment means, a cluster of releasable adornments is formed;
wherein said attachment means comprises a layer of resilient material which is provided beneath said grid and which spans a plurality of said openings; and
whereby said layer of resilient material is positioned to receive a pin of an adornment, the pin being retained by frictional contact between the pin and the resilient material when the pin is inserted into the resilient material; and
an upstanding peripheral wall that substantially surrounds the grid where the plurality of adornment locations are provided.

US Pat. No. 10,653,215

ERGONOMIC SILICONE WEDDING RING

Tough Love Rings, LLC, C...

1. A three-band silicone ring comprising:a first outer band and a second outer band, each outer band having a curved outer edge and a channel in a circumferential inner edge,
wherein each outer band is tapered such that the curved outer edge is thinner than the circumferential inner edge, and
wherein an opening of the channel at the surface of the circumferential inner edge of each outer band is a widest part of the channel; and
a middle band having a first ridge portion and a second ridge portion on opposite circumferential inner edges of the middle band, each ridge portion extending from the circumferential inner edge such that each ridge portion is substantially the same shape as the channel in each of the outer bands;
wherein the first ridge portion of the middle band is fused to the channel in the first outer band at a first interface and the second ridge portion of the middle band is fused to the channel in the second outer band at a second interface, with each channel and each corresponding ridge portion providing additional surface area for contact for the fusing at each interface between the middle band and each outer band; and
wherein the first and second outer bands and the middle band are made of silicone.

US Pat. No. 10,653,214

WRIST OR FOREARM BRACE WITH INTEGRAL TAPE MEASURE HOLDER

1. A wrist or forearm brace with integral tape measure holder comprising:a brace, a pouch, and a flap;
wherein the brace is adapted to wrap around an extremity of a user;
wherein a tape measure is placed into the pouch;
wherein a blade of the tape measure is accessible via a blade aperture and a lock button of the tape measure is accessible via a button aperture without removing the tape measure from the pouch;
wherein the tape measure is operated without removing the tape measure from the pouch; wherein the pouch is coupled to the brace via a wrist adapter that adapts the curved shape of the extremity to a flat shape of the tape measure; and wherein the wrist adapter is a rigid or semi-rigid armature that is interposed between the brace and the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,653,213

SLIDER AND SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A slider comprising:a slider body including an upper blade and a lower blade arranged to be spaced from each other in an up-down direction and to be parallel to each other, a guide post connecting the upper blade and the lower blade, and a pull attachment portion provided on an upper surface of the upper blade; and
a pull attached to the pull attachment portion,
wherein a cut-out portion is formed on a front end portion of the upper blade at one of left and right sides with respect to the guide post, the cut-out portion is formed to be positioned at a rear side of the front end portion of the upper blade at the other of the left and right sides with respect to the guide post and of a front end portion of the lower blade at the one of the left and right sides with respect to the guide post.

US Pat. No. 10,653,212

SNAP-TYPE FASTENER ARRANGEMENT

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. An article having a snap-type fastener arrangement, the article comprising:a socket component that releasably mates with a stud component by releasably inserting into a socket aperture of the socket component;
a first textile layer coupled to the socket component, the first textile layer having an outward-facing surface and an inward-facing surface and a thickness extending between the outward-facing surface and the inward-facing surface, the first textile layer including a socket-receiving aperture extending entirely through the thickness;
a second textile layer coupled to the stud component;
the socket component comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane material and including:
a stud-insertion side that generally faces in a direction from which the stud component advances when the stud component is inserted into the socket aperture;
a stud-exit side that generally opposes the stud-insertion side and generally faces away from the direction from which the stud component advances when the stud component is inserted into the socket aperture;
a central portion forming a periphery around the socket aperture and including a first thickness between a first surface on the stud-insertion side and a second surface on the stud-exit side, the second surface of the central portion including a collar portion defining a stud-exit end of the socket aperture, the central portion extending through the socket-receiving aperture of the first textile layer;
an attachment base that radially extends away from the central portion and the socket aperture and that includes a first surface on the stud-insertion side and a second surface on the stud-exit side, the attachment base including a second thickness between the first surface of the attachment base and the second surface of the attachment base, the second thickness being thinner than the first thickness, wherein the attachment base is spaced apart from the socket aperture by the central portion, the second surface of the attachment base being attached to the inward-facing surface of the first textile layer; and
a shoulder that provides a transition between the second surface of the attachment base and the second surface of the central portion, the shoulder increasing a thickness of the socket component, the second surface of the attachment base configured to receive a layer of a bonding agent that couples the second surface of the attachment base to the first textile layer; and
the stud component including a stud-attachment base thattached to the second textile layer and an extension member that extends from a stud-attachment base and is insertable into a stud-insertion end of the socket aperture, wherein the stud component is configured to frictionally engage the collar portion of the socket component when the stud component is axially inserted through the socket aperture and extends through the stud-exit end of the socket aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,653,211

TENSION BUCKLE SYSTEM AND TWO-PART TENSION BUCKLE DEVICE

Dutch Clips LLC, Reinhol...

1. A tension buckle comprisinga slider body having:
a head with a slider strap receiving passageway extending there through from lateral sides thereof and positioned along a proximal end thereof;
a distal end having a neck positioned opposite the proximal end and a tie section extending from the neck; and
a toggle body having:
a top bar;
a bottom bar positioned substantially parallel to the top bar;
a first joining element connecting a first end of the top bar and a first end of the bottom bar; and
a second joining element connecting a second end of the top bar and a second end of the bottom bar to provide a toggle strap receiving passageway extending though the toggle body from lateral sides thereof and positioned offset from the slider strap receiving passageway and
a strap positioned through the slider strap receiving passageway, then through the toggle strap receiving passageway, wrapped around the top bar, and then returned through the slider strap receiving passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,653,210

CUSTOMIZABLE LAPEL PIN COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A method of using a customizable lapel pin communication device, said method comprising the steps of:providing a lapel pin housing comprising therein:
a microphone;
a speaker;
a power source;
a power switch; and
a controller for receiving audio from said microphone and transmitting audio to said speaker;
providing a lapel pin cover comprising therein a customized image, wherein said lapel pin cover is sized to fit snugly over said lapel pin housing;
affixing said lapel pin cover over said lapel pin housing to join said lapel pin cover to said lapel pin housing;
affixing said lapel pin to a surface;
pressing the outer portion of said lapel pin cover to engage said power switch;
receiving audio from said microphone; and
transmitting said audio to an external receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,653,209

RAPID-ENTRY FOOTWEAR HAVING AN ACTUATOR ARM

FAST IP, LLC, Vineyard, ...

1. A rapid-entry shoe comprising:an upper comprising a rear portion, wherein the rear portion has an uncollapsed position and deforms to a collapsed position; and
an actuator arm comprising a pivot point and
a closure system coupled to the actuator arm;
wherein movement of the actuator arm from the uncollapsed position to the collapsed position opens the closure system to provide a wider opening to receive a wearer's foot, and wherein movement of the actuator arm from the collapsed position to the uncollapsed position closes the closure system;
wherein the actuator arm comprises a rear segment and a forward segment, wherein the pivot point is disposed between the rear segment and the forward segment and the closure system is coupled to the forward segment of the actuator arm;
wherein a coupling point between the forward segment of the actuator arm and the closure system enables relative rotation of the actuator arm and the closure system; and
wherein in the uncollapsed position the coupling point is closer to a footbed of the rapid-entry shoe than the pivot point, and wherein in the collapsed position the coupling point is farther above the footbed than the pivot point.

US Pat. No. 10,653,208

COUPLING FOR MAINTAINING CORDS AT A SECURED POSITION AND ASSOCIATED USE THEREOF

1. A shoe lace accessory for maintaining a shoe lace at a secured position, said shoe lace accessory comprising:a shoe lace coupling assembly configured to maintain a proximal end and a distal end of an existing shoe lace at a substantially stable position, said shoe lace coupling assembly including
a hollow tube having an elongated rectilinear shape provided with an open proximal end and an open distal end axially opposed therefrom,
a first fastener detachably engaged with said open proximal end of said hollow tube as well as the proximal end of the existing shoe lace, and
a second fastener detachably engaged with said open distal end of said hollow tube as well as the distal end of the existing shoe lace;
wherein said first fastener and said second fastener are configured to resist external lateral forces exerted thereagainst such that each of said first fastener and said second fastener as well as the proximal end and the distal end of the existing shoe lace remains located within said open proximal end and said open distal end of said hollow tube.

US Pat. No. 10,653,207

PLIANT LAYER PEELABLY ADHERED TO AN OUTSOLE OF A SHOE

S9, LLC, Bonita Springs,...

1. A pair of shoes, comprising:an upper secured to an outsole of each one of said pair of shoes;
a one-piece pliable layer including:
an outsole engaging first surface adherable in generally matched engagement with said outsole periphery of said ground engaging surface of a left shoe of said pair of shoes;
an outsole engaging second surface adherable in generally matched engagement with said outsole periphery of said ground engaging surface of a right shoe of said pair of shoes;
an adhesive layer disposed on said first surface or said second surface of said pliable layer or on said ground engageable surface of said outsole of said shoe,
said pliable layer conformably peelably adhered to said ground engageable surface of said outsole of said left shoe or said right of said pair of shoes, said pliable layer periphery disposed in generally matched engagement with said outsole periphery of said ground engageable surface of said outsole.

US Pat. No. 10,653,206

ALL TERRAIN SOLES

1. An all terrain outsole, comprising:a polymer outsole having cleat channels formed between a series raised pads formed thereon a bottom face of said outsole;
at least one imbed anchor nut affixed within said polymer outsole, said anchor nut having a threaded opening approximately flush with said bottom face of said outsole;
at least one mechanical fastener threading engageable with said imbed anchor nuts;
at least one cleat having a cleat shape consisting of a hexagonal shape, a chevron shape, or a stud shape, said cleats each having at least one through bore sized to accommodate said mechanical fastener;
a cleat locating detent formed in each of said cleat channels, said cleat locating detent having at least one hexagonal first cleat detent formed within a chevron second cleat detent; wherein said first cleat detent is complimentary in configuration to said hexagonal cleat and said second cleat detent is complimentary in configuration to said chevron cleat; and
wherein said at least one cleat is removeably affixed in said cleat channels by said mechanical fasteners which are threadingly engaged with said imbed anchor nuts.

US Pat. No. 10,653,205

SOLE STRUCTURE FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR HAVING A NONLINEAR BENDING STIFFNESS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear comprising:a first sole plate that includes:
a forefoot region;
a foot-receiving surface;
a ground-facing surface opposite the foot-receiving surface;
an opening in the ground-facing surface extending at least partway through the first sole plate, and extending from a lateral side of the first sole plate to a medial side of the first sole plate in the forefoot region;
a first wall at a forward extent of the opening;
a second wall at a rear extent of the opening;
a tensile member disposed in the opening, wherein the tensile member has a forward end fixed to the first wall, has a rear end fixed to the second wall, and extends across the opening from the forward end to the rear end;
wherein a midportion of the tensile member is transversely offset from both the forward end and the rear end by a first offset distance when the sole structure is in an unflexed, relaxed state, wherein the first wall and the second wall are configured to move apart from one another when the first sole plate is dorsiflexed, with the first wall tensioning the forward end of the tensile member and the second wall tensioning the rear end of the tensile member;
wherein the sole structure has a first bending stiffness in a first portion of a flexion range of the sole structure, and has a second bending stiffness greater than the first bending stiffness in a second portion of the flexion range;
wherein the second portion of the flexion range includes flex angles greater than in the first portion of the flexion range; and
wherein the tensile member is secured to the first sole plate only at the forward end and at the rear end, and the midportion extends freely from the first sole plate and is suspended in the opening between the forward end and the rear end.

US Pat. No. 10,653,204

HIGH PERFORMANCE FOOTBED AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

MATMARKET, LLC, Portsmou...

1. A method of manufacturing a foot insert comprising:choosing a sample patient population;
positioning each patient's foot in a sub-talar neutral position;
collecting three-dimensional data of at least one foot of each patient in a scan, and placing the scan in a collection of scans representing the sample patient population;
separating the collection of scans into groupings based on each patient's preferred shoe size;
aligning the scans within each grouping by using correspondence point pairs;
obtaining contour data from the scans;
applying at least one filter to the scans;
averaging the scans;
obtaining seven representative measurements for each grouping, the seven representative measurements including forefoot width, rearfoot width, arch height, arch length, heel-to-head of first metatarsal phalangeal joint, heel-to-head of fifth metatarsal phalangeal joint, and foot length; and
modeling an insole based on the seven representative measurements;
wherein modeling an insole based on the seven representative measurements includes determining a footbed dimension from an anthropometric dimension and a differential coefficient for at least one shoe size.

US Pat. No. 10,653,203

SHOE DRAINAGE SYSTEM

S9, LLC, Fort Myers, FL ...

1. A closable drainage system for a shoe, comprising:a sole;
a drain configured to communicate between sole top and bottom surfaces of said sole, said drain having opposing drain upper and lower faces;
wherein said drain upper face disposes proximate said sole top surface, and said drain lower face disposes proximate said sole bottom surface;
wherein said drain comprises drain upper and lower components which overlayingly engage to provide a drain interior cavity therebetween;
at least one drainage aperture element disposed within each of said drain upper and lower components, said drainage aperture elements aligned to provide a drainage channel which communicates between said drain upper and lower faces;
a movable member movably received within said drain interior cavity to provide open and closed conditions of said drainage channel, an entirety of said movable member enclosed within said drain interior cavity; and
at least one movable member aperture element disposed within said movable member.

US Pat. No. 10,653,202

SMART AND COMMUNICATING GARMENT ITEM, METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION WITH SUCH A GARMENT ITEM

INTELLINIUM, Aix En Prov...

1. A garment item comprising:at least one bidirectional radio-communication module configured to emit and receive signals;
at least one force sensor configured to detect an effort applied by a wearer of the garment item on the at least one force sensor;
at least one warning device configured to emit a warning signal;
at least one electric battery; and
a digital processing center configured to be reprogrammable and is connected to the at least one bidirectional radio-communication module, to the at least one force sensor, to the at least one warning device, and to the electric battery, wherein:
the digital processing center integrates a first conversion table and a second conversion table, the first conversion table is configured to convert a plurality of predefined sequences of successive efforts applied by the wearer on the force sensor to respective meaningful signals associated to a plurality of messages and the second conversion table is configured to convert one or more predefined external signals to respective emission patterns of at least one warning signal,
the digital processing center is configured to pilot the at least one bidirectional radio-communication module to emit a meaningful signal, in response to the detection of at least one sequence of successive efforts on the force sensor from among the predefined sequences of successive efforts and to the conversion of the at least one sequence of successive efforts to the meaningful signal based on the first conversion table; and
the digital processing center is configured to pilot the at least one warning device to emit the warning signal in response to the reception of an external signal by the at least one bidirectional radio-communication module and to the conversion of the external signal to the warning signal based on the second conversion table.

US Pat. No. 10,653,201

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEAD AND SPINE IMMOBILIZATION AND PROTECTION

1. A rapid deployment immobilization system comprising:a helmet including a first receiver from which a first flexible cable extends and a second receiver from which a second flexible cable extends;
a vest including a first rigid hollow elongated tube with the first cable running through an interior of the first rigid hollow elongated tube and affixed to the vest and a second rigid hollow elongated tube with the second cable running through an interior of the second rigid hollow elongated tube and affixed to the vest; and
a rapid deployment mechanism, wherein the rapid deployment mechanism includes a gyroscope, accelerometer, manometer, or a combination thereof, and an actuator, wherein the actuator type is a gear locking mechanism including a piston that rotates two gears;
wherein the rapid deployment mechanism has an inactive state and an activated state;
wherein in the inactive state, the first and second rigid hollow elongated tubes are located entirely within the vest and do not immobilize the rapid deployment immobilization system relative to the helmet and the vest; and
wherein when the rapid deployment mechanism transitions to the activated state, the actuator operates to extend the first rigid hollow elongated tube out of the vest and guided by the first cable onto the first receiver in the helmet and to extend the second rigid hollow elongated tube out of the vest and guided by the second cable onto the second receiver in the helmet, thereby rapidly immobilizing the rapid deployment immobilization system relative to the helmet and the vest.

US Pat. No. 10,653,200

HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT FOR AUTOMOBILE OCCUPANTS

1. A protective device for a driver of a vehicle comprising:a collar portion having a right side and a left side;
a right leg connected to said right side of said collar portion and extending forwardly and downwardly from said right side of said collar portion;
a left leg connected to said left side of said collar portion and extending forwardly and downwardly from said left side of said collar portion;
an upwardly extending portion movably affixed to said collar portion, said upwardly extending portion having a base end adjacent said collar portion and having an upper end;
a shock absorber for resisting forward motion of said upwardly extending portion, said shock absorber having a first end affixed to said collar portion, said shock absorber having a second end affixed to said upwardly extending portion;
a connector for communicating said upwardly extending portion to a helmet.

US Pat. No. 10,653,199

DATA COLLECTING HEAD GUARD SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

2nd Skull, Inc., Pittsbu...

1. A data collection system, comprisinga head guard comprising:
a multi-layered sidewall, wherein the multi-layered sidewall defines a circular opening for a head of a wearer and one or more sensor ports, and wherein the multi-layered sidewall comprises:
a stretchable fabric layer, and
a padding layer; and
a removable cover system selectably attachable to the multi-layered sidewall, wherein the removable cover system has an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein a portion of the inner surface of the removable cover system is attachable to a portion of the multi-layered sidewall to maintain the position of the removable cover system relative to the multi-layered sidewall; and
a sensory input and communications system, wherein at least a portion of the sensory input and communications system is positioned proximate to the cover system, the sensory input and communications systems comprises:
a microcontroller,
one or more sensors that are each in communication with the microcontroller, wherein each of the one or more sensors are removably received into respective sensor ports of the one or more sensors ports,
a communications unit, and
a local indicator, wherein the microcontroller is configured to activate the local indicator upon a detected event, wherein the local indicator comprises any of a visual device and an audio device; and
an activity monitoring computing system to wirelessly receive data collected by the head guard, the activity monitoring computing system comprising at least one processor and non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored thereon which when executed by a processor cause the processor to:
for the data received from the head guard, determine athlete information associated with the data based on the source of the data;
group data based on one or more factors; and
generate aggregated data reporting based on the grouped data.

US Pat. No. 10,653,198

DEVICE FOR SHIELDING A USER FROM SUNLIGHT AND METHOD

1. A device comprising:a clip portion having a clip elongate body, an upper side, and a lower side;
a shade portion having a shade elongate body, an upper surface, and a lower surface wherein the shade portion couples to the clip portion with an adjustable connector piece;
and
an illuminating source located on the upper surface,
wherein the clip portion clips on a brim of a hat and shield a user from sunlight.

US Pat. No. 10,653,197

HARD HAT WITH FILTERED, BATTERY-OPERATED AIR FLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD

POMA 22, LLC, Mendota He...

1. A hard hat and air flow system comprising:a) a hard hat, the hard hat having a shell, and an internal structure positioned internally of the shell, the hard hat having a front and a back, the internal structure and shell defining an air flow passage having an air passage inlet port located at the back of the hard hat and a plurality of exit ports located at the front of the hard hat, the internal structure defining a cavity immediately adjacent to the air passage inlet port at the back, and having a plurality of walls that define a plurality of channels that extend from the cavity at the back to the exit ports at the front, each of the channels having a width, the width of each channel is greater at the front than at the back;
b) a blower, the blower contained in a blower housing, the blower housing in fluid communication with the air passage inlet port, the blower housing positioned external of the hard hat;
c) a power supply, the power supply in electrical communication with the blower; and
d) an air filtration system, the air filtration system being engaged to a filter housing, the filter housing positioned adjacent to and in fluid communication with the blower housing, the filter housing positioned external to the hard hat, the air filtration system comprising:
i) a retaining basket defining a plurality of basket openings therethrough, the retaining basket being engaged to the filter housing, and
ii) a filter cartridge having a filter medium, the filter cartridge being removeably engaged to the retaining basket.

US Pat. No. 10,653,196

INTELLIGENT FABRIC AND INTELLIGENT GARMENT

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An intelligent fabric, comprising:a base layer with vent holes;
a thermal insulation layer on the base layer and capable of being moved relative to the base layer;
an instruction generator configured to generate a switch instruction; and
a controller connected to the instruction generator and the thermal insulation layer, and configured to control the thermal insulation layer to be moved relative to the base layer in accordance with the switch instruction from the instruction generator, so as to switch the thermal insulation layer between a state where the thermal insulation layer covers the vent holes completely and a state where the thermal insulation layer does not cover the vent holes, or among the state where the thermal insulation layer covers the vent holes completely, a state where the thermal insulation layer partially covers the vent holes, and the state where the thermal insulation layer does not cover the vent holes;
wherein the controller includes
a stationary rod fixed onto a first end of the vent holes,
a mobile rod movably arranged on the vent holes and opposite the stationary rod, the mobile rod being capable of being moved along the vent holes close to, or away from, the stationary rod, and
a driving member connected to the mobile rod, the driving member being configured to drive the mobile rod to be moved close to, or away from, the stationary rod, in response to the switch instruction,
wherein one end of the thermal insulation layer is connected to the mobile rod and the other end of the thermal insulation layer is fixed onto a second end of the vent holes opposite the first end,
when the mobile rod is moved close to the stationary rod, a total area of the vent holes covered by the thermal insulation layer increases, and
when the mobile rod is moved away from the stationary rod, the total area of the vent holes covered by the thermal insulation layer decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,653,195

TRANSFORMABLE ARM-WARE FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

1. A transformable arm-ware for recreational activities, wherein the said arm-ware comprises:a tubular sleeve;
a first wing; and
a second wing;
wherein the said tubular sleeve has a forward end near a wrist area and a rear end near an upper arm, and the said second wing is hung near the wrist area extending further till fingers, wherein the second wing is attached to the fingers so as to allow manipulation of the second wing using said fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,653,194

HALF SHOE ACCESSORY FOR A FOOT BRACE BOOT

1. An accessory for an orthopedic device comprising:a sleeve, an impact cushion, and a plurality of hook and loop fasteners;
wherein the impact cushion is a pad that attaches to a superior side of the sleeve;
wherein the plurality of hook and loop fasteners attach the impact cushion to the sleeve;
wherein the accessory for an orthopedic device is configured for use with a controlled motion boot;
wherein the controlled motion boot is further defined with an upper and a sole;
wherein the upper is further defined with a vamp and a quarter;
wherein the vamp is further defined with a toe guard;
wherein the toe guard is separated from the sole of the controlled motion boot;
wherein the sleeve is a covering;
wherein the plurality of hook and loop fasteners are configured to attach the sleeve to the toe guard;
wherein the plurality of hook and loop fasteners comprises a first hook and loop fastener and a second hook and loop fastener;
wherein the first hook and loop fastener further comprises a first hook/loop surface, a second hook/loop surface, a first seam, and a second seam;
wherein the second hook and loop fastener comprises a third hook/loop surface, a fourth hook/loop surface, a third seam, and a fourth seam;
wherein the sleeve comprises a top sheeting, a bottom sheeting, and a fifth seam;
wherein the fifth seam attaches the top sheeting to the bottom sheeting;
wherein the sleeve is further defined with a containment space, an opening, an exterior surface, and an interior surface;
wherein the top sheeting is further defined with a first corner, a second corner, a first rounded corner, and a second rounded corner;
wherein the bottom sheeting is further defined with a third corner, a fourth corner, a third rounded corner, and a fourth rounded corner;
wherein the first hook and loop fastener attaches the span of the perimeter of the top sheeting from the first corner to the second corner to the span of the perimeter of the bottom sheeting from the third corner to the fourth corner.

US Pat. No. 10,653,193

IMPACT FORCE DAMPENING AND DEFUSING STRUCTURE

1. An impact force dampening and defusing structure comprises:a plurality of components arranged in a grid array, wherein a component of the plurality of components has a three-dimensional geometric shape that includes an impact receiving surface area and an impact defusing surface area, wherein the impact defusing surface area is larger than, and a distance “d” from, the impact receiving surface area, and wherein, when an impact force strikes the impact receiving surface area of the component and the impact force dampening and defusing structure is in position to protect a body part, the component substantially retains the three-dimensional geometric shape to reduce pressure on the body part based on the distance “d”, the impact receiving surface area, and the impact defusing surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,653,192

ARTICLE OF SELF-LIGHT EMITTING CLOTHING

DEFEND GROUP CO., LTD., ...

1. An article of self-light-emitting clothing, comprising:an article of clothing comprising a light-emitting component, and comprising a first arrangement area and a second arrangement area defined on a surface thereof, wherein when the article of clothing is folded, the first arrangement area and the second arrangement area are in contact with each other, and when the article of clothing is unfolded, the first arrangement area and the second arrangement area are separated from each other;
a driver device fixed on the article of clothing, and comprising a battery and a switch circuit, wherein the battery is electrically connected to the light-emitting component through the switch circuit; and
a group of electric coupling switches comprising a first coupler and a second coupler disposed on the first arrangement area and the second arrangement area of the article of clothing, respectively, wherein the first coupler is electrically connected to the switch circuit;
wherein when the first coupler and the second coupler are electrically coupled to each other, the switch circuit is in open-circuit status to disconnect the battery and the light-emitting component, and when electric coupling between the first coupler and the second coupler is disconnected, the switch circuit is conducted to enable the battery to supply power to the light-emitting component.

US Pat. No. 10,653,191

GARMENT, PARTICULARLY A PROTECTIVE VEST, AND ZIPPER ARRANGEMENT

PFANNER SCHUTZBEKELEIDUNG...

1. A garment, which is adjustable in its size, wherein at least one outer zipper having two rows of teeth coupleable to each other and one sliding piece is provided, wherein the garment has a first size in a closed state of the outer zipper and a second size in an opened state of the outer zipper, wherein the first size is smaller than the second size,wherein, in the opened state of the outer zipper, the rows of teeth are held together at a distance by material covered by the outer zipper in the closed state of the outer zipper; and
wherein an inner zipper having two rows of teeth coupleable to each other and one sliding piece is provided which is at least partly covered by the outer zipper in the closed state of the outer zipper and which is exposed in the opened state of the outer zipper,
wherein the garment has the second size in an opened state of the outer zipper and a closed state of the inner zipper,
wherein the garment has a third size in an opened state of the outer zipper and an opened state of the inner zipper,
wherein in the opened state of the outer zipper and in the opened state of the inner zipper, at least one of the rows of teeth of the outer zipper can be coupled with at least one of the rows of teeth of the inner zipper in the manner of a zipper, thereby providing a fourth size of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,653,190

FLEXIBLE FABRIC RIBBON CONNECTORS FOR GARMENTS WITH SENSORS AND ELECTRONICS

L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A....

1. An elastic electrical connector device for incorporating into a garment to connect multiple electrical components in the garment, the device comprising:an elongate strip of fabric substrate having a first side and a second side;
a plurality of wires extending along a length of the first side of the elongate strip of fabric substrate in a sinusoidal or zig-zag pattern, wherein each of the plurality of wires is electrically insulated, and wherein the plurality of wires are slideably attached to the first side by a stitch with a thread through the elongate strip of fabric substrate at a plurality of peaks and troughs of the sinusoidal or zig-zag pattern; and
an adhesive coating on the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,653,189

VAPORIZATION DEVICE HAVING REMOTELY CONTROLLABLE OPERATIONAL MODES

Glas, Inc., Los Angeles,...

1. A method for controlling a vaporization device, the method comprising:providing, from a mobile device, identification information to a server, the identification information associated with at least one of the vaporization device or a consumer associated with the vaporization device, the vaporization device including a metal portion defining an opening and a cartridge receptacle and a non-metal portion covering the opening;
receiving, at the mobile device, authentication from the server to switch the vaporization device from a first operational mode to a second operational mode or to allow the vaporization device to remain in the second operational mode;
transmitting a signal from the mobile device through the non-metal portion and the opening of the vaporization device, the signal associated with the authentication;
accessing the signal at a processor of the vaporization device; and
in response to accessing the signal, switching, by the processor, the vaporization device from the first operational mode to the second operational mode or allowing, by the processor, the vaporization device to remain in the second operational mode.

US Pat. No. 10,653,188

CARTRIDGE AND E-VAPING DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An e-vaping device comprising:a cartridge including,
a first housing extending in a longitudinal direction,
a reservoir in the first housing, the reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation,
a heater in the first housing, the heater including,
a first ring at a first end of the heater,
a second ring at a second end of the heater, and
a sinusoidal shaped member extending between the first ring and the second ring,
an absorbent material in contact with the heater, and
a sheath at least partially surrounding the absorbent material, the sheath including an end wall, the end wall including at least one weep hole through the end wall, the absorbent material in fluid communication with the reservoir via the at least one weep hole; and
a battery section connectable with the cartridge, the battery section including,
a second housing, and
a battery configured to electrically connect to the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,653,187

ELECTRONIC VAPORIZER WITH AUTOMATED THERMAL PROFILE CONTROL

The Kanvas Company Inc., ...

1. A vaporization device with automated thermal profile control comprising:a vaporizer body that includes a housing encapsulates a rechargeable power source and a controller that regulates the power from the power source; and
a vaporizer cartridge that includes a reservoir containing vaporizable material, a heating component adapted for vaporizing the vaporizable material, and a thermal profile recipe code corresponding to the vaporizable material;
wherein said thermal profile recipe code instructs the controller to regulate the power to the heater to implement a specific thermal profile for vaporizing the vaporizable material, wherein the thermal profile recipe code comprises multiple thermal profile identifiers, and wherein one of said multiple thermal profile identifiers is encoded for use for a single slow long inhalation, and wherein another one of said multiple thermal profile identifiers is encoded for use for multiple quick short inhalations.

US Pat. No. 10,653,186

VAPORIZER, CHARGER AND METHODS OF USE

VMR Products, LLC, Miami...

1. A vaporizer comprising:a battery portion comprising:
a chamber of a cartomizer receiving segment, the chamber configured for receiving a cartomizer inserted therein, the chamber having an opening at an end of the battery portion;
a battery segment disposed between the cartomizer receiving segment and an opposite end of the battery portion opposite from the opening, the battery segment comprising a battery and electrical circuitry; and
battery portion electrical contacts for completing a circuit with cartomizer electrical contacts of a cartomizer when a cartomizer is inserted into the chamber, the circuit comprising a heating element that is part of the cartomizer, the chamber configured to position the heating element between the opening and the battery segment when the cartomizer is inserted into the chamber, the battery portion electrical contacts configured to retract when the cartomizer is inserted into the chamber;
an outer shell; and
one or more light emitting diodes visible through the outer shell, the one or more light emitting diodes having one or more colors and configured to indicate a status of the vaporizer according to the one or more colors, wherein the status comprises receiving the cartomizer in the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,653,185

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISPENSING LIQUID AEROSOL-FORMING SUBSTRATE WITH PUMPED AIR

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An aerosol-generating system, comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid aerosol-forming substrate;
a vaporizer configured to volatilize the liquid aerosol-forming substrate; and
a pump configured to pump an incoming volume of air into the liquid storage portion so as to displace an outgoing volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate from the liquid storage portion and to supply the outgoing volume of the liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the vaporizer.

US Pat. No. 10,653,184

RESERVOIR HOUSING FOR AN ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. An electronic smoking article comprising:a hollow shell;
a walled vessel within the hollow shell, the walled vessel defining a reservoir housing; a liquid transport element having two end sections extending into the reservoir housing and having a portion that is exterior to the reservoir housing so as to be exposed within the hollow shell;
an aerosol precursor composition within the reservoir housing; and
a heating element in heating communication with the exposed portion of the liquid transport element that is exterior to the reservoir housing so as to be exposed within the hollow shell;
wherein the two end sections of the liquid transport element extending into the reservoir housing are in contact with the aerosol precursor composition; and
wherein the reservoir housing is impermeable to the aerosol precursor composition.

US Pat. No. 10,653,183

POWER SOURCE FOR AN AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE

RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device comprising at least one housing defining a reservoir configured to retain aerosol precursor composition, and contained within the at least one housing:an atomizer controllable to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition; and
a power source configured to power the atomizer to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition, the power source comprising a rechargeable supercapacitor having a corrugated graphene-based structure, wherein the rechargeable supercapacitor is integrated with a photovoltaic cell or piezoelectric energy source; and wherein the power source further comprises a rechargeable thin-film solid state battery connectable with and chargeable from the rechargeable supercapacitor, and the power source being configured to provide power to the atomizer includes being configured to provide power from the rechargeable thin-film solid state battery to the atomizer.

US Pat. No. 10,653,182

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITH VISIBLE LIQUID CONTAINER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A method for manufacturing a liquid storage portion for an aerosol-generating system, the method comprising:forming a container having an dispensing opening; and
providing liquid aerosol-forming substrate to the container,
the container being designed such that the liquid aerosol-forming substrate is held in a contiguous volume area of the container, and the aerosol-forming substrate in the contiguous volume is confined near the dispensing opening of the container independent from an orientation of the liquid storage portion;
providing a central container portion with a plurality of parallel channels extending along a whole length of the central container portion;
providing end sections; and
attaching the end sections to the central container portion, such that adjacent parallel channels are linearly connected with each other, and a single serpentine liquid path is formed that extends continuously from the dispensing opening of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,653,181

E-VAPOR DEVICES INCLUDING PRE-SEALED CARTRIDGES

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An e-vapor device comprising:a cartridge configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein; and
a dispensing body including a ratchet assembly and configured to receive a vaporizer to interact with the ratchet assembly, the vaporizer configured to access the pre-vapor formulation in the cartridge via a coupling action and to heat the pre-vapor formulation to generate a vapor, the ratchet assembly configured to undergo a mechanical incrementation with each coupling action to facilitate a simultaneous removal of the cartridge with the vaporizer coupled thereto after a designated number of coupling actions, the ratchet assembly configured to incrementally engage the vaporizer to the cartridge with each coupling action such that the vaporizer is conjoined to the cartridge after the designated number of coupling actions.

US Pat. No. 10,653,180

MULTIPLE HEATING ELEMENTS WITH SEPARATE VAPORIZABLE MATERIALS IN AN ELECTRIC VAPORIZATION DEVICE

Juul Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. An apparatus for generating an inhalable aerosol, the apparatus comprising:a cartridge comprising:
a first compartment configured to store a first vaporizable material, the first compartment comprising a first airflow path, the first compartment comprising a first chamber comprising the first airflow path,
a first heating element configured to vaporize the first vaporizable material to form a first vapor,
a second compartment configured to store a second vaporizable material, the second compartment comprising a second airflow path that is in communication with the first airflow path, the second compartment comprising a second chamber comprising the second airflow path,
a second heating element configured to vaporize the second vaporizable material to form a second vapor, the second vapor introduced to the first vapor in the second chamber, and
a mating end comprising a first plurality of contacts and a second plurality of contacts, the first plurality of contacts electrically coupled to the first heating element, the second plurality of contacts electrically coupled to the second heating element; and
a body comprising:
a battery,
a first mating connection configured to electrically couple the first plurality of contacts and the first heating element with the battery,
a second mating connection configured to electrically couple the second plurality of contacts and the second heating element with the battery,
circuitry configured to control the first heating element to heat the first vaporizable material, the circuitry further configured to control the second heating element to heat the second vaporizable material, and
at least one pressure sensor coupled to the circuitry, the pressure sensor configured to detect inhalation by the user, the circuitry configured to control, in response to the at least one pressure sensor detecting inhalation by the user, the first heating element to heat the first vaporizable material to a target temperature,
wherein the body is configured to detachably couple to the mating end of the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,653,179

CARTRIDGE AND NON-BURNING TYPE FLAVOR INHALER

JAPAN TOBACCO INC., Toky...

1. A cartridge comprising:a flavor source including a plurality of raw material pieces that impart flavor to an aerosol generated by a non-burning type flavor inhaler;
a flavor source container having a cylindrical shape accommodating the flavor source, the flavor source container having an upstream end, a downstream end and a sidewall, an axial length and a diameter;
a filter in the flavor source container; and
a mesh body provided on the upstream end of the flavor source container,
wherein the mesh body has a plurality of openings,
wherein each of the plurality of openings has a polygon shape having an internal angle of 180° or less,
wherein each of the plurality of openings has, as widths which pass through a center of each of the plurality of openings, a minimum width having a smallest width and a maximum width having a largest width,
wherein the minimum width is smaller than a lower limit of a size of the plurality of raw material pieces,
wherein the maximum width is larger than the minimum width,
wherein the flavor source container is replaceably connected to the non-burning type flavor inhaler,
wherein the flavor source container movably accommodates the flavor source inside the flavor source container, and
wherein the flavor source container has a protruding portion that protrudes from an outer edge of the mesh body in an axial direction of the flavor source container.

US Pat. No. 10,653,178

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN AEROSOL GENERATION DEVICE

Realizer Technologies, LL...

1. An aerosol generation device, comprising:a processor;
an airway egress port;
a user input device coupled to the processor and configured to generate a control signal that is indicative of one of a plurality of frequencies;
a generator configured by the processor to generate a signal having a frequency selected from the plurality of frequencies in response to the control signal from the user input device; and
an atomizer in direct contact with a solution, the atomizer configured to provide atomized solution to the airway egress port at a rate proportional to the selected frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,653,177

CARTOMIZER STRUCTURE FOR AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY

NU MARK INNOVATIONS LTD, ...

1. A method of assembling a cartomizer assembly of an electronic cigarette wherein the cartomizer assembly is formed from automated assembly compatible parts, the method comprising:inserting an inner post into an outer post wherein a conductive strip is disposed therebetween; and
inserting a punch into a hole in the inner post wherein the punch removes a portion of the conductive strip so as to form conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,653,176

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING OF MULTI-ELEMENT RODS OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY

International Tobacco Mac...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing of multi-element rods of the tobacco industry comprisinga feeding apparatus (5) designed to feed rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4),
a transferring apparatus (3, 3?) designed to transfer the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4) or groups (G) of the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4) from the apparatus (5) feeding the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4) to a forming apparatus (11), comprising
a first rotational element (6, 6?) provided with first lugs (16, 16?), having a first thickness (e1), immobile relative to the first rotational element (6, 6?), and notches (26, 26?) between the first lugs (16, 16?),
a second rotational element (7, 7?) provided with second lugs (17, 17?), having a second thickness (e2), immobile relative to the second rotational element (7, 7?), and notches (27, 27?) between the second lugs (17, 17?),
a third rotational element (8, 8?) provided with third lugs (18, 18?), having a third thickness (e3), immobile relative to the third rotational element (8, 8?), and notches (28, 28?) between the third lugs (18, 18?),
used to convey the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4), the notches (26, 26?) between the first lugs (16, 16?), the notches (27, 27?) between the second lugs (17, 17?) and the notches (28, 28?) between the third lugs (18, 18?) being adapted to receive and convey the individual rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4) or the groups (G) of the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4), whereas
the first rotational element (6, 6?), the second rotational element (7, 7?) and the third rotational element (8, 8?) are arranged and adapted to guide the rod-like elements (S1, S2, S3, S4) successively through the first rotational element (6, 6?), the second rotational element (7, 7?) and the third rotational element (8, 8?),
the apparatus comprises the forming apparatus (11) designed to form a continuous multi-element rod (CR), a cutting apparatus (13) designed to cut the continuous multi-element rod (CR) into individual multi-element rods (R),
characterised in that
the third lugs (18, 18?) have the third thickness (e3) smaller than the first thickness (e1) of the first lugs (16, 16?)
further characterised in that the third lugs (18?) have ends (18B) having a thickness (e3?) smaller than the third thickness (e3) at base (18A) of the third lugs (18?).

US Pat. No. 10,653,175

FLAVORED PACKAGING INSERT FOR SMOKELESS TOBACCO

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A package for smokeless tobacco comprising:a pocket-sized package;
smokeless tobacco inside the package; and
at least one flavor patch inside the package and adhered to an interior surface of the package, the flavor patch covering a majority of the interior surface, the interior surface being at least one of a top surface, a bottom surface, or a side surface, the at least one flavor patch including,
a fibrous absorbent material, and
a liquid flavorant releasably absorbed in the fibrous absorbent material.

US Pat. No. 10,653,174

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HULLING CROPS

Zymex Industries, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for hulling or peeling harvested crops comprising:a. a rotatable drum having a generally horizontal orientation, a central axis of rotation, and a plurality of protrusions located on an exterior surface thereof, said drum being positioned below at least one infeed through which incoming crops to be hulled or peeled are introduced;
b. an adjustable back plate provided adjacent to said drum surface and positioned parallel to said axis of rotation; and
c. an adjustable front plate provided adjacent to said drum surface and positioned parallel to said axis of rotation, said front plate having a central opening located thereon through which processed crops may exit.

US Pat. No. 10,653,171

ENERGY EFFICIENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR POPPING POPCORN

National Presto Industrie...

1. A popcorn maker comprising:a heating surface capable of receiving a quantity of popcorn kernels; and
a mechanical stirrer disposed on the heating surface, the mechanical stirrer including at least a pair of arms, each arm including at least one upwardly arched portion defining a blind spot below the at least one upwardly arched portion and at least one downwardly arched portion adapted to form rows of kernels and at least one downwardly arched portion adapted to break up the rows of kernels, wherein the mechanical stirrer rotates on top of the heating surface to distribute the popcorn kernels about the heating surface and wherein the at least one upwardly arched portion of each arm is offset from the at least one upwardly arched portion of the other arm such that the at least one upwardly arched portion of each arm sweeps across the heating surface at a unique distance as measured from a common rotational axis which runs through a center of the heating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,653,170

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING SPOILAGE OF STORED CROPS

JMC Enterprises, Inc., K...

1. A method of operating a crop storage facility having a crop storage area, the method comprising:receiving outside air into the crop storage facility;
cooling at least a first portion of the received outside air to produce chilled air having a first humidity level;
providing a crop treatment agent by moving a second portion of the received outside air through a treatment composition, wherein the second portion of outside air has a second humidity level that is less than the first humidity level;
mixing the crop treatment agent with the chilled air at a location upstream from the crop storage area to produce mixed air; and
directing the mixed air toward the crop storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,653,168

ORAL REHYDRATION SOLUTION WITH IMPROVED TASTE

Sweetwater Solutions, LLC...

1. An oral rehydration solution (ORS) for human consumption, comprising:a potassium salt such that the ORS comprises between approximately 10 and approximately 25 millimoles of dissolved potassium per liter;
a citrate salt such that the ORS comprises between approximately 4 and approximately 6 millimoles of dissolved citrate salt per liter;
hydrochloric acid, ascorbic acid, lactic acid, or L-glutamine for pH adjustment to aid in the interference between sodium ion receptors on a human tongue and sodium content at or exceeding 40 mmol/L;
a non-starch viscosity enhancing sodium salt polymer including sodium carboxymethyl cellulose; and
a second sodium salt different from the non-starch viscosity enhancing sodium salt polymer;
wherein:
the ORS comprises between approximately 0.1 and approximately 0.25 wt % sodium carboxymethyl cellulose;
the ORS comprises at least approximately 50 millimoles of dissolved sodium per liter;
the ORS includes glucose in an amount such that a molar ratio of glucose to sodium is approximately one-to-one;
the ORS includes citric acid in an amount between approximately 1.3 grams per liter and approximately 1.8 grams per liter;
the ORS includes erythritol in an amount of between approximately 14 and 28 millimoles per liter;
the ORS has a pH greater than approximately 3.8 and less than approximately 4.5; and
the sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is present in an amount that when mixed with saliva from the human forms a mucus layer barrier which prevents the interaction of sodium ions in the ORS with the taste buds on the human tongue.

US Pat. No. 10,653,164

ICE CREAM DISPENSING DEVICE AND METHOD AND MACHINE FOR MAKING ICE CREAM

5. A machine for making variegated ice cream, comprising:a body;
a processing container for processing a basic ice cream product;
a cooling system including a heat exchanger associated with the processing container, to exchange heat with, and cool, the processing container;
a stirrer positioned inside the processing container;
the processing container and cooling system positioned in an interior of the body;
a dispensing head positioned on an exterior of the body, comprising:
an infeed channel for infeed of the basic ice cream product;
a receiving seat for receiving a capsule containing an additional flavor;
at least one contact element configured to make contact with the capsule and to cause the capsule to open when the capsule is inserted in the receiving seat, wherein the at least one contact element is movable between a spaced apart position away from the capsule and a contact position with the capsule in which the at least one contact element opens the capsule, wherein the at least one contact element comprises a piercing element which is movable with respect to the capsule to pierce the capsule;
wherein the at least one contact element comprises a compression element which is movable between a non-operating position and a compression operating position in which the compression element has made contact with and has deformed the capsule inserted in the receiving seat;
a first actuator for relative movement of the piercing element and the capsule, to allow moving the piercing element and the capsule relative to each other between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position of mutual contact;
a transfer channel configured to transfer the additional flavor extracted from the capsule;
a supporting device including a supporting seat which is rotatable; and
an second actuator for driving the supporting seat in rotation;
a first shutter positioned to close the infeed channel;
a second shutter positioned to close the transfer channel;
wherein the first and second shutters are independent;
a mixing chamber and a mixer element positioned inside the mixing chamber, configured to be driven in rotation to mix, inside the mixing chamber, the basic ice cream and the additional flavor to produce a variegated ice cream product, which is defined by a sum of the basic ice cream and the additional flavor;
wherein the infeed channel and the transfer channel are directly connected to the mixing chamber to discharge into the mixing chamber;
an outlet mouth connected to the mixing chamber to transfer the variegated ice cream product outside the mixing chamber;
a drive and control unit which is connected to the first shutter and the second shutter to open and close the first shutter and the second shutter;
a user interface connected with the drive and control unit for controlling opening and closing of the first shutter and the second shutter.

US Pat. No. 10,653,162

OIL-IN-WATER STRUCTURED EMULSION COMPOSITION FOR USE AS A FAT SUBSTITUTE

Coavel, Inc., Ontario (C...

1. An oil in water emulsion that functions as a laminating fat, said emulsion comprising:i) an oil phase comprising an admixture of about 45-60% oil and 0.5-7.5% wax by weight of the emulsion, and a surfactant component, wherein the surfactant component is a combination of non-ionic and ionic surfactant in a ratio of at least about 10:1 to 30:1, wherein the non-ionic surfactant comprises 3-6% by weight of the emulsion and the ionic surfactant comprises 0.1-0.4% by weight of the emulsion and the non-ionic surfactant comprises a monoglyceride and the ionic surfactant is selected from a fatty acid, fatty acid metal salt and anionic lactylated fatty acid salt; and
ii) a continuous aqueous phase comprising about 25-50% by weight of the emulsion, wherein the oil phase of the emulsion forms a solid cellular matrix with crystallized wax within the continuous aqueous phase and the emulsion exhibits an elastic modulus of at least 1×105 Pa.

US Pat. No. 10,653,161

FLAVOR-ENHANCING LACTOBACILLUS RHAMNOSUS

1. A method for preparing a dairy product comprising inoculating a milk substrate with a starter culture and Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain CHCC12697 (DSM 24616) or a mutant thereof, wherein the mutant strain is derived from CHCC12697 and leads to the same or increased diacetyl levels and the same or increased acetoin levels as the CHCC12697 strain when used to prepare a dairy product via comparable methods, and wherein the Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain or mutant thereof leads to increased levels of acetoin, as compared to Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain CHCC12534 (DSM 33157), when inoculated into a milk substrate with a starter culture comprising Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.

US Pat. No. 10,653,159

APPARATUS TO BRINE TURKEY

1. A food briner comprising:a hollow container having a top, a flat closed bottom, and four sides which form an interior, said four sides including opposing left and right sides and opposing front and back sides to form a quadrilateral shape, said container's top including a circular first female threaded opening;
a hollow extension member including four flat walls including opposing left and right walls and opposing front and back walls which form a quadrilateral shape substantially the same as said container's quadrilateral shape, said extension member further including a male threaded bottom and a top having circular second female threaded opening, said male threaded bottom having male threads sized and aligned to threadably mate to said container's first female threaded opening in a manner that said engagement of said extension member's male threaded bottom to said container's first female threaded opening forms a liquid tight seal and causes said hollow extension member's four walls to align and form contiguous faces with said container's four sides, said second female threaded opening having the same size and shape as said first female threaded opening; and
a round top having a male threaded edge, said male threaded edge having male threads sized to mate and form a liquid tight seal with first female threaded opening or said second female threaded opening.

US Pat. No. 10,653,158

TRANSPORTING STATION AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING FISH IN A TRANSPORTING DIRECTION, WHICH IS TRANSVERSE TO THEIR LONGITUDINAL EXTENT, AND FISH-PROCESSING MACHINE HAVING SUCH A TRANSPORTING STATION

1. A transporting station, designed and configured for transporting fish transverse to their longitudinal extent in a transport direction T, the transporting station comprising a conveying device for transporting individual, separated fish, while said fish are in a lying position, along a transport path TL from an entry region E of the conveying device to an exit region A of the conveying device, wherein the conveying device comprises a rotationally driven transport element, wherein the conveying device is assigned a change-over device which is designed and configured, and is in operative connection, with the conveying device, in such a manner that the fish can be transferred automatically from the lying position on the transport path TL of the conveying device into a suspended position on a transport path TH of the change-over device.

US Pat. No. 10,653,157

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VACUUM CHILLING POULTRY PRODUCTS

1. A system for vacuum chilling poultry product, the system comprising:a vacuum chamber configured to be evacuated to chill poultry product in the vacuum chamber;
at least one inclined or vertical conduit coupled to the vacuum chamber, the at least one conduit configured to hold at least one water seal when the vacuum chamber is evacuated; and
a conveying mechanism that is configured to continuously convey the poultry product upwardly through the at least one conduit, then into and through the vacuum chamber, and then downwardly through the at least one conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,653,156

SHACKLE FOR SUSPENDING VISCERA PACKS OF SLAUGHTERED POULTRY IN A PROCESSING LINE

MAREL STORK POULTRY PROCE...

1. A shackle for suspending viscera packs of slaughtered poultry in a processing line, comprising:a. a frame;
b. a coupling, connected to the frame, for suspending the shackle from a poultry production line, at a first end of the frame;
c. a clamping part, connected to the frame, for clamping viscera packs, at a second end of the frame, opposite to the first end of the frame;
d. wherein the clamping part comprises a first clamping element and a second clamping element, wherein the second clamping element is movable and rotatable, with respect to the first clamping element, between
i. an open position in which viscera packs can be placed between the first and second clamping element and
ii. a closed position in which viscera packs are clamped between the first and second clamping elements
e. an actuator, such as a rod, to move and rotate, the second clamping element with respect to the first clamping element, wherein the actuator is moveable between
i. a first position, in which the first and second clamping elements are in the open position; and
ii. a second position in which the first and second clamping elements are in the closed position;
f. a spring, of which one end is arranged on the first clamping element, and another end is arranged on the second clamping element, for providing a force to be overcome for moving the second clamping element into and/or from the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,653,155

METHOD, PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING LINE FOR MECHANICALLY PROCESSING AN ORGAN OR ORGANS TAKEN OUT FROM SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

Meyn Food Processing Tech...

1. A method for processing an organ package taken out from slaughtered poultry, comprising the steps of:providing at least two cooperating rollers that define a nip between the rollers for selectively allowing preselected organs from the organ package to pass through the nip (3), wherein the rollers having pockets around the rollers' circumference;
rotating the rollers in opposite directions;
conveying the organ package during the step of rotating; and
passing preselected organs pass through the nip (3) during the steps of rotating and conveying.

US Pat. No. 10,653,154

HORIZONTAL CHAR SLICER, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Kronos Foods Corp., Glen...

1. A method of producing a pre-cooked food product comprising the steps of:inputting a food product into a first horizontal char slicer, comprising a horizontal conveyor belt that receives the food product and transports the food product into and through a heating housing having a heating element, the heating housing having a discharge end;
delivering the food product through the heating housing in a generally horizontal path;
cutting the food product directly after being discharged from the discharge end of the heating housing;
outputting a finished product that is cut and removed from the food product;
outputting a remainder of the food product that is an unfinished product; and
inputting the unfinished product into a second horizontal char slicer, wherein the unfinished food product is conveyed through a heating housing having a heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,653,153

SCOOPED OUT BAGEL PRODUCT, APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MAKING SCOOPED OUT BAGEL

1. A mold for making a bagel product, the mold comprising:a first unitary bagel mold half having a recessed portion therein shaped for receiving a dough material used to make a bagel product, and
a second unitary bagel mold half having a protruding portion complementary to said recessed portion and adapted for placement within said recessed portion of said first unitary bagel mold half such that a space is defined between the recessed portion and protruding portion, the defined space accommodating placement of a predefined amount of bagel dough material;
said first unitary bagel mold half and second unitary bagel mold half being adapted for sealed engagement for compressing said predefined amount of dough material within said defined space,
wherein a surface of said recessed portion, a surface of said protruding portion, or both said surfaces of said mold half recessed portion and said mold half complementary protruding portion include a plurality of holes, depressions, and a plurality of projecting crater formations having a hollow interior, the plurality of depressions extending below the surface of the mold half recessed portion or mold half protruding portion, and each projecting crater formation having a raised elongated body portion extending to a height above the surface of the mold half recessed portion or the mold half protruding portion and including the hollow interior.

US Pat. No. 10,653,152

ADJUSTABLE THICKNESS SHEETING DEVICE FOR A FOOD PROCESSING DEVICE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

8. A food processing attachment for a food processing device, the food processing attachment comprising:a rotational adapter configured to be selectively coupled with a drive system of the food processing device;
a food holder selectively rotated by the rotational adapter to define a processing space;
a frame that at least partially surrounds the rotational adapter and the food holder; and
a blade coupled to an operable carriage, the blade adapted to selectively move through the processing space defined proximate the food holder, the blade being biased by the operable carriage toward the processing space, wherein the blade is operable from a rest position distal from the processing space, an initial cutting position defined by the blade entering into the processing space, and a stopping position defined by the operable carriage engaging at least one of the frame and the food holder, wherein the stopping position prevents further movement of the blade through the processing space;
wherein the operable carriage is guided along a linear path between the rest, initial cutting and stopping positions by a linear guide that extends between the frame and the operable carriage, the linear guide adapted to prevent movement of the operable carriage distal from the linear path.

US Pat. No. 10,653,150

SHELF LIFE AND COLOR PROFILE OF RESIN COMPOSITIONS WITH SILVER NANOPARTICLES

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of forming an antimicrobial resin composition containing silver nanoparticles, said method comprising:selecting a silver-containing material, an acrylic resin monomer and a solvent that is miscible with the silver-containing material and with the acrylic resin monomer;
combining the silver-containing material with the solvent to form a silver-containing material solution;
mixing the silver-containing material solution with the acrylic resin monomer in situ to form an acrylic resin monomer solution that does not contain a catalytic amine;
mixing a catalytic resin component that comprises a catalytic amine with the acrylic resin monomer solution;
curing the acrylic resin monomer solution, wherein the curing process converts the acrylic resin monomer to a polymer; and
forming an antimicrobial, resin composition.

US Pat. No. 10,653,149

ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ANTI-ATTACHMENT POLYMERS AND COATINGS

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An antimicrobial substrate coated with sequential layers of cationic polymer and anionic polymer, comprising:a substrate, wherein the substrate is a surface within the oral cavity; and
a first layer adsorbed on the surface of the substrate; and
a second layer adsorbed on the surface of the first layer;
wherein, one of the first layer or the second layer comprises a cationic polymer comprising a poly-allylamine backbone, and wherein about 75% of the poly-allylamine backbone is functionalized with a guanidine functional group and optionally further functionalized with a biguanide functional group; and
wherein, the other of the first layer or the second layer comprises an anionic polymer, wherein the anionic polymer is a polyvinylmethylether/maleic anhydride (PV/MA) copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,653,148

CYCLIC N-CARBOXAMIDE COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS HERBICIDES

FMC CORPORATION, Philade...

1. A compound selected from Formula 1, N-oxides and salts thereof,whereinQ1 is a phenyl ring or a naphthalenyl ring system, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R6; or a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring or an 8- to 10-membered bicyclic ring system, each ring or ring system containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from up to 2 O, up to 2 S and up to 4 N atoms, wherein up to 3 carbon ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S), and the sulfur atom ring members are independently selected from S(?O)u(?NR7)v, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R6 on carbon atom ring members and selected from R8 on nitrogen atom ring members;
Q2 is a phenyl ring or a naphthalenyl ring system, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R9; or a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring or an 8- to 10-membered bicyclic ring system, each ring or ring system containing ring members selected from carbon atoms and 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from up to 2 O, up to 2 S and up to 4 N atoms, wherein up to 3 carbon ring members are independently selected from C(?O) and C(?S), and the sulfur atom ring members are independently selected from S(?O)u(?NR7)v, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R9 on carbon atom ring members and selected from R10 on nitrogen atom ring members;
J is —CR2R3— or —CR2R3—CR2aR3a— (where the bond projecting to the left is connected to G);
G is —O—, —N(R1)— or —C(R18)(R19)—;
Y1 is O, S or NR11;
Y2 is O or S;
R1 is H, hydroxy, amino, cyano, formyl, C3-C8 alkylcarbonylalkyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C6 cyanoalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C4-C8 cycloalkylalkyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkenylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C5-C10 cycloalkylcarbonylalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl or C3-C10 trialkylsilyl; or Q3; or —W1Q3;
R2 and R3 are each independently H, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy;
R2a and R3a are each independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl or C1-C6 alkoxy;
R4 is H, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C1-C4 alkyl;
R5 is H, hydroxy, amino, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl or C3-C10 trialkylsilyl; or Q4; or —W2Q4;
each R6 and R9 is independently halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, C1-C8 alkyl, C1-C8 cyanoalkyl, C1-C8 cyanoalkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkyl, C1-C8 nitroalkyl, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 haloalkenyl, C2-C8 nitroalkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C2-C8 haloalkynyl, C2-C8 alkoxyalkyl, C3-C8 alkoxyalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyhaloalkoxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkyl, C4-C10 halocycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 alkylcycloalkylalkyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkenyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkynyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkyl, C4-C10 alkylcycloalkyl, C6-C12 cycloalkylcycloalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, C3-C8 halocycloalkenyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxyalkoxy, C2-C8 alkoxyalkoxy, C4-C10 cycloalkoxyalkyl, C2-C8 alkylthioalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfinylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylsulfonylalkyl, C2-C8 alkylamino, C2-C8 dialkylamino, C2-C8 halodialkylamino, C2-C8 alkylaminoalkyl, C2-C8 haloalkylaminoalkyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminoalkyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminoalkyl, —CHO, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyl, —C(?O)OH, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkoxycarbonyl, —C(?O)NH2, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C8 alkoxy, C1-C8 haloalkoxy, C2-C8 alkoxyalkoxy, C2-C8 alkenyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkenyloxy, C3-C8 alkynyloxy, C3-C8 haloalkynyloxy, C3-C8 cycloalkoxy, C3-C8 halocycloalkoxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylalkoxy, C3-C10 alkylcarbonylalkoxy, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyloxy, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyloxy, C4-C10 cycloalkylcarbonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C8 alkylthio, C1-C8 haloalkylthio, C3-C8 cycloalkylthio, C1-C8 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C8 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C8 haloalkylsulfonyl, C3-C8 cycloalkylsulfonyl, formylamino, C2-C8 alkylcarbonylamino, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonylamino, C3-C8 cycloalkylamino, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonylamino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonylamino, —SF5, —SCN, SO2NH2, C3-C12 trialkylsilyl, C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkyl or C4-C12 trialkylsilylalkoxy; or Q5; or —W3Q5;
each R7 is independently H, cyano, C2-C3 alkylcarbonyl or C2-C3 haloalkylcarbonyl;
each R8 and R10 is independently cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C2-C3 alkenyl, C2-C3 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C2-C3 alkoxyalkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C2-C3 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C3 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C3 alkylaminoalkyl or C3-C4 dialkylaminoalkyl;
each R11 is independently H, cyano, hydroxy, CHO, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C6 haloalkylcarbonyl, —(C?O)CH3 or —(C?O)CF3;
W1 is —O—, —OS(?O)2—, —C(?O)—, C1-C3 alkanediyl, C2-C3 alkenediyl, C2-C3 alkynediyl, —C(?O)(C1-C3 alkyl)-, —C(?O)(C2-C3 alkenyl)-, —C(?O)(C1-C4 alkynyl)-;
W2 is —O—, —OS(?O)2—, —C(?O)— or C1-C3 alkanediyl;
W3 is —O—, —OS(?O)2—, —C(?O)— or C1-C3 alkanediyl;
each Q3 is —CPh?N—O(C1-C4 alkyl) phenyl optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R12; or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R12 and on nitrogen ring members with up to 2 substituents independently selected from R15;
each Q4 is phenyl optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R13; or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R13 and on nitrogen ring members with up to 2 substituents independently selected from R16;
each Q5 is phenyl optionally substituted on ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R14; or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each optionally substituted on carbon ring members with up to 5 substituents independently selected from R14 and on nitrogen ring members with up to 2 substituents independently selected from R17;
each R12, R13 and R14 is independently halogen, cyano, hydroxy, amino, nitro, —CHO, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NH2, —SO2NH2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 haloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C8 alkoxycarbonyl, C4-C10 cycloalkoxycarbonyl, C5-C12 cycloalkylalkoxycarbonyl, C2-C8 alkylaminocarbonyl, C3-C10 dialkylaminocarbonyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C2-C8 alkylcarbonyloxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylaminosulfonyl, C2-C8 dialkylaminosulfonyl, C3-C10 trialkylsilyl, C1-C6 alkylamino, C2-C8 dialkylamino, C2-C8 alkylcarbonylamino, C1-C6 alkylsulfonylamino, phenyl, pyridinyl or thienyl;
each R15, R16 and R17 is independently H or C1-C6 alkyl;
each R18 and R19 are independently H, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy; and
each u and v are independently 0, 1 or 2 in each instance of S(?O)u(?NR7)v, provided that the sum of u and v is 0, 1 or 2;
provided when Q1 is a phenyl ring substituted by R6 at the 4-position, G is —C(R18)(R19)—, Y1 is O, Y2 is O, J is —CR2R3—, R2 is H, R3 is H, R4 is H, R5 is H, R6 is Cl, R18 is H and R19 is H, then Q2 is other than 2-flurophenyl; and provided the compound of Formula 1 is other than trans-N-(3-chlorophenyl)-5-(1-methylethyl)-2-oxo-4-phenyl-3-oxazolidinecarboxamide (CA#158323-70-7), 2-(5-methyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-5-oxo-N-phenyl-1-pyrrolidinecarboxamide (CA#182815-19-6), N-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(5-methyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-5-oxo-1-pyrrolidinecarboxamide (CA#182815-21-0), N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(5-methyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-5-oxo-1-pyrrolidinecarboxamide (CA#182815-22-1), 2-(5-methyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-5-oxo-N-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-1-pyrrolidinecarboxamide (CA#182815-23-2) or 2-oxo-N,6-diphenyl-1-piperidinecarboxamide (CA#111422-82-3).

US Pat. No. 10,653,146

MICROBIOCIDAL OXADIAZOLE DERIVATIVES

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
wherein
A1 is N or CR1, A2 is CR2, A3 is N or CR3, and A4 is CR4, wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent hydrogen or halogen, and
wherein no more than one of A1 and A3 is N;
R5 is hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-2alkoxyC1-4alkyl, C3-4alkenyl, C3-4alkynyl, cyclopropyl, or cyclopropylmethyl;
R6 is hydrogen, hydroxy, amino, C1-6alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C3-6alkenyl, C3-4alkenyloxy, C3-6alkynyl, C3-4alkynyloxy, C1-6haloalkyl, C1-4haloalkoxy, cyanoC1-6alkyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, C1-2alkoxyC1-4alkyl, di-(C1-2alkoxy)C1-4alkyl, C1-2alkylsulfanylC1-4alkyl, N,N-di-C1-4alkylamino, aminoC1-4alkyl, N—C1-4alkylaminoC1-4alkyl, N,N-di-C1-4alkylaminoC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkylcarbonylC1-6alkyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonylC1-6alkyl, N—C1-4alkylaminocarbonylC1-4alkyl, N,N-di-C1-4alkylaminocarbonylC1-4alkyl, N—C1-4alkylcarbonylaminoC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkylcarbonylaminoC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonylaminoC1-4alkyl, C3-5cycloalkyl, C3-5cycloalkylC1-2alkyl, C3-5cycloalkylcarbonylaminoC1-2alkyl, phenyl, phenylC1-2alkyl, benzyloxy, heteroaryl or heteroarylC1-2alkyl, wherein the heteroaryl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, heterocyclyl or heterocyclylC1-2alkyl, wherein the heterocyclyl moiety is a 4- to 6-membered non-aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, and wherein any cycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl moiety is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R7;
R7 is selected from methyl, ethyl, iso-propyl, chloro, fluoro, hydroxy, cyano, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, difluoromethoxy and cyclopropyl; or
when R6 is C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-5cycloalkylC1-2alkyl, C3-5cycloalkylcarbonylaminoC1-2alkyl, heterocyclyl, or heterocyclylC1-2alkyl, R7 may represent oxo (?O); or
R5 and R6, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 4- to 6-membered cycle optionally containing an additional heteroatom or group selected from O, S, S(O)2, carbonyl (C?O) or NR8; wherein
R8 is hydrogen, methyl or methoxy; or
a salt or an N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,653,145

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM THE GROUP OF THE HPPD INHIBITORS, SAFENERS AND TRIAZINES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A herbicidal composition comprisingA) a compound from the group consisting of
(A5) compound of formula A5

and
(A6) compound of formula A6

or in each case their salts
(component A),
B) a compound from the group consisting of
(B1) isoxadifen-ethyl and
(B2) cyprosulfamide
(component B) and
C) a compound from the group consisting of
(C1) atrazine,
(C2) hexazinone and
(C4) metribuzin
(component C);
wherein the addition of the component C to the component A plus component B enhances the herbicidal activity of the A plus B as well as reduces the damage caused by the component A plus component B to a crop plant.

US Pat. No. 10,653,144

PESTICIDAL AND PARASITICIDAL VINYL ISOXAZOLINE COMPOUNDS

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIM...

1. A pesticidal isoxazoline compound of formula (I):
wherein:
the asterisk (*) signifies a chiral quaternary center;
the squiggly bond () signifies that the double bond may be in the cis- or trans-configuration with respect to P1 and P2;
B1, B2 and B3 are each independently C—R or N;each R is independently H, halogen, cyano, —NO2, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, —SF5, —C(?S)—NH2, alkylamino, dialkylamino or alkoxycarbonyl;R1 is C1-C3alkyl or C1-C3haloalkyl;
P1 and P2 are independently hydrogen, halogen, cyano, nitro, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, haloalkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl or haloalkylsulfonyl;
Y is Y-2, Y-4, Y-5 or Y-6:
wherein Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4, Z5 and Z6 are independently C—H or N, and wherein R10 and R11 are independently H, C1-C3alkyl or C1-C3haloalkyl;Q is X—NR2R3, OH, NH2, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylamino, haloalkylamino, dialkylamino, dihaloalkylamino, thiol, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, —SF5, —C(?S)—NH2, or an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl ring, wherein the optional substituents of said carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl ring are selected from halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkylcarbonyl, haloalkylcarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, haloalkoxycarbonyl, —SF5, —CN, —NO2 and —C(?S)—NH2; or the groups T1 or T2:
orY is Y-3 wherein Q is (—CH2—)(—CH2—)N—R3
W is O or S;
X is (CH2)n, CH(CH3), CH(CN), C(?O) or C(?S);
R2 is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkylcycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, alkylcarbonyl or alkoxycarbonyl;
R3 is H, OR7, NR8R9 or Q1; or alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, haloalkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkylcycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, alkylcarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, alkylaminocarbonyl or dialkylaminocarbonyl, each optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R4; or
when Q is X—NR2R3, R2 and R3 taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a ring containing 2 to 6 atoms of carbon and optionally one additional atom selected from the group consisting of N, S and O, said ring optionally substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, halogen, —CN, —NO2 and alkoxy;
each R4 is independently halogen; alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, alkylamino, haloalkylamino, dialkylamino, dihaloalkylamino, cycloalkylamino, alkylcarbonyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkylaminocarbonyl, dialkylaminocarbonyl, haloalkylcarbonyl, haloalkoxycarbonyl, haloalkylaminocarbonyl, dihaloalkylaminocarbonyl, hydroxy, —SF5, —C(?S)NH2, —NH2, —CN or —NO2; or Q2;
each R5 is independently halogen, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxycarbonyl, —SF5, —C(?S)NH2, —CN or —NO2;
each R6 is independently halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, cycloalkyl, halocycloalkyl, alkoxy, haloalkoxy, alkylthio, haloalkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, haloalkylsulfinyl, alkylsulfonyl, haloalkylsulfonyl, alkylamino, dialkylamino, —SF5, —C(?S)NH2, —CN, —NO2, phenyl or pyridinyl;
R7 is H; or alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkylcycloalkyl or cycloalkylalkyl, each optionally substituted with one or more halogens;
R8 is H, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkylcycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, alkylcarbonyl or alkoxycarbonyl;
R9 is H; Q3; or alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, alkylcycloalkyl or cycloalkylalkyl, each optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R4; or
R8 and R9 taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a ring containing 2 to 6 atoms of carbon and optionally one additional atom selected from the group consisting of N, S and O, said ring optionally substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, halogen, —CN, —NO2 and alkoxy;
Q1 is a phenyl ring, a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring, or an 8-, 9- or 10-membered fused bicyclic ring system optionally containing one to three heteroatoms selected from up to 1 O, up to 1 S and up to 3 N, each ring or ring system optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R5;
Q2 is independently a phenyl ring or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring, each ring optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R6;
Q3 is a phenyl ring or a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclic ring, each ring optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from R6; andn is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,653,143

HERBICIDAL COMPOUNDS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula (I)whereinX is selected from S and O;
A is

Rb is selected from hydrogen, formyl, hydroxyl, halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C8 alkyl, C1-C6 cyanoalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 alkylthio, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 cyanoalkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C8 alkenyl, C2-C8 alkynyl, C2-C6 cyanoalkenyl, C2-C6 cyanoalkynyl, C2-C6 alkenyloxy, C2-C6 alkynyloxy, C2-C6 haloalkenyl, C2-C6 haloalkynyl, C2-C6 haloalkenyloxy, C2-C6 haloalkynyloxy, C1-C6 alkoxy C2-C6 alkenyl, C1-C6 alkoxy C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylthio, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyloxy, C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl, C1-C6 haloalkylcarbonyl, C2-C6 alkenylcarbonyl, C2-C6 alkynylcarbonyl, C2-C6 haloalkenylcarbonyl, C2-C6 haloalkynylcarbonyl, tri C1-C6 alkylsilyl C2-C6 alkynyl, R5R6NC(O)—, a group R5R6N—, a group R5C(O)N(R6)—, a group R5S(O2)N(R6)—, a group R5R6NSO2—, a group R5R6NC(O) C1-C6 alkyl, a C6-C10 aryloxy group optionally substituted by from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 haloalkoxy, a C6-C10 aryl C1-C3 alkyl group optionally substituted by from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 haloalkoxy, a C6-C10 benzyloxy group optionally substituted by from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 haloalkoxy, a C3-C6 heterocyclyl group optionally substituted by from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from C1-C4 alkyl, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxy and C1-C6 alkyl and a C3-C7 cycloalkenyl group optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, cyano, C1-C6 alkoxy and C1-C6 alkyl, or Rb and Rc together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
Rc is selected from hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkylthio, a group R5R6NC(O)— or Rc and Rb together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
R1 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with NR10R11, C1-C3 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy and C2-C6 alkynyl; wherein R10 and R11 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl, and the group —NR12R13, wherein R12 and R13 are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen and carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 3-7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from hydroxyl, ?O, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
R3 is selected from halogen, hydroxyl, —NR14R15, or any one of the following groups:

R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 cyanoalkyl, or R5 and R6 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 3-6 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, a C5-C10 heteroaryl group which can be mono- or bicyclic comprising from 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy, a C6-C10 aryl group optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 haloalkoxy, or R7 and R8 together with the atoms to which they are attached form a 3-6 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R9 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl or benzyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 haloalkyl and C1-C3 haloalkoxy;
R14 and R15 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 haloalkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, or R14 and R15 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 3-6 membered saturated or partially unsaturated ring optionally comprising from 1 to 3 heteroatoms independently selected from S, O and N and optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
or an N-oxide or salt form thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,653,142

POLYMERS WITH ANTIMICROBIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A polymer comprising:a repeating ionene unit comprising a cation distributed along a degradable backbone, and the degradable backbone comprising a terephthalamide structure, wherein the repeating ionene unit has antimicrobial functionality, and wherein the repeating ionene unit has a structure characterized by formula 1:

wherein X is the cation, wherein R is a hydrophobic functional group, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to two and less than or equal to one thousand, and wherein Y is a functional group selected from the group consisting of an ester group and a carbonyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,653,139

DEVICE FOR STORED PRODUCTS PROTECTION AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, O...

1. A method of enhancing long-term protection of an agricultural product, comprising:storing the agricultural product in a dried form; and
exposing the stored agricultural product to an essential oil, wherein the essential oil includes both eugenol and pulegone, wherein the agricultural product is stored for at least four weeks.

US Pat. No. 10,653,134

MICROCAPSULE COMPOSITION CONTAINING WATER-SOLUBLE AMINE AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

Council of Scientific and...

1. A microcapsule composition having a particle size in the range of 2-100 microns wherein the said composition comprising 28-90% w/w water soluble amine, 5-75% w/w polyurea and 5-25% w/w fumed silica, optionally comprising 5-50% w/w cross linker and/or 2-20% w/w second amine.

US Pat. No. 10,653,129

LIGHTWEIGHT TREE STAND WITH EMBEDDED CONTINUOUS FIBER MEMBERS

Horizon Innovation, LLC, ...

1. A lightweight portable tree stand for supporting a person on a trunk of a tree, the lightweight portable tree stand comprising:a frame configured to removably couple to the tree; and
a platform having a first end coupled to the frame and a second end opposite the first end that is cantilevered away from the frame, wherein the platform has a edge member that forms a perimeter of the platform and at least one primary rib that extends across the perimeter of the platform and is joined to the edge member, wherein both the edge member and the at least one primary rib are formed from a molded thermoplastic material, and wherein the edge member and the at least one primary rib each include a pair of opposing legs and a base that extends between the opposing legs, wherein each of the opposing legs has a first end coupled to the base and a second end opposite the first end, wherein a reinforcement rod is embedded in each of the opposing legs nearer the second end than the first end to thereby increase structural properties of the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,653,128

SPRAY SYSTEM FOR A SELF-PROPELLED AGRICULTURAL MACHINE HAVING ADJUSTABLE TREAD WIDTH AND REAR WHEEL NOZZLES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A spray system for a self-propelled agricultural machine, the spray system comprising:a chassis supported by a plurality of wheels, wherein rear wheels of the plurality of wheels are configured to adjust inwardly and outwardly with respect to the chassis to define a variable separation distance between the rear wheels;
a spray boom supported by the chassis, the spray boom comprising a plurality of spray boom nozzles positioned forwardly of the rear wheels during a spraying operation and configured to selectively deliver a liquid product to an agricultural field;
a plurality of rear wheel nozzles arranged with respect to the rear wheels, the rear wheel nozzles being configured to selectively deliver a liquid product to an agricultural field in an area rearwardly of the rear wheels; and
a controller configured to control activation and deactivation of the spray boom nozzles and the rear wheel nozzles, the controller executing a program stored in a non-transient medium to:
load a prescription map indicating areas of an agricultural field for delivering a liquid product;
determine a location of the machine with respect to the prescription map; and
selectively activate or deactivate spray boom nozzles and rear wheel nozzles in response to the location of the machine with respect to the prescription map and the variable separation distance between the rear wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,653,127

INSECT SENSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC,...

1. A sensing system comprising:an insect pathway to enable movement of insects from a first location to a second location;
an insect detector positioned to detect insects traversing the insect pathway, the insect detector comprising:
a camera oriented and focused to capture images across the insect pathway; and
a processor in communication with a non-transitory computer-readable medium and configured to execute processor-executable code stored in the non-transitory computer-readable medium to:
obtain an image from the camera;
identify at least one in-focus insect traversing the insect pathway in the image; and
ignore any out-of-focus insect in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,653,126

HANDS FREE DEHOOKING DEVICE

Overboard LLC, Holmes Be...

1. A hands free dehooking device for removing hooks from fish comprising:a ring located on a distal end of an elongated arm;
said arm having a proximal end;
said ring surrounding a central aperture;
a slot located in the ring to allow a user to insert a fishing line through the ring and into the central aperture;
a rotating post extending downward from the arm so that the rotating post is perpendicular to the arm, thereby creating an L-shape; and
a mountable stationary base having a tubular hollow stud extending therefrom that engages the rotating post in a manner that allows the arm and the ring to be rotated in relation to the mountable stationary base.

US Pat. No. 10,653,125

ICE FISHING APPARATUS

1. An ice fishing apparatus comprising:A. a base, said base having an upper surface and said upper surface being surmounted by a spring action bar, said spring action bar comprising a flat bar having a length equal to or less than a width of said base;
B. said spring action bar having a bottom surface, there being at least two springs independently attached to said bottom surface, an opposite end of said springs being attached to said base upper surface;
C. a flat cross bar being centered and surmounted on said spring action bar, said flat cross bar having a distal end, a near end, a top surface, and an attachment point near a center point;
D. said flat cross bar having an air foil at said distal end and a fishing rod holder at said distal end;
E. a spring attached signal flag and staff having a distal end, surmounted near said attachment point;
F. a trigger mechanism at said near end consisting of a notch through the near end of said flat cross bar, a fork mounted in said notch.

US Pat. No. 10,653,124

REEL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

1. A reel knob of a fishing reel comprising:a base defining an underlisting, the base comprising:
a side wall;
a top wall forming an exposed end;
a fastener hole defining an opening in the top wall; and
a recessed area including:
a lip that surrounds at least a portion of the recessed area and is configured to protect the exposed end,
wherein the recessed area extends along at least a portion of the side wall and the top wall, and
wherein the recessed area surrounds the fastener hole along the top wall; and
a gripping member comprising a resilient material,
wherein the gripping member is shaped to correspond to the recessed area of the base, and
wherein the gripping member is adhered to the recessed area of the base such that the gripping member fills at least a portion of the recessed area.

US Pat. No. 10,653,122

WATERLESS KEEP-ALIVE APPARATUS AND REFRIGERATION APPLIANCE PROVIDED WITH THE WATERLESS KEEP-ALIVE APPARATUS

QINGDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK...

10. A refrigeration appliance comprising an inner tank, a waterless keep-alive apparatus provided in the inner tank, wherein the waterless keep-alive apparatus comprises:a keep-alive box allowing pulling inward and outward;
a temperature controlling module and a humidity controlling module which are connected with the keep-alive box; and
an air controlling module having an air hole provided on a side wall of the keep-alive box and an air duct fixed on the inner tank of the refrigeration appliance;
wherein the air duct is hermetically connected with the air hole when the keep-alive box is pushed into the inner tank of the refrigeration appliance, and the air duct is disconnected from the air hole when the keep-alive box is pulled out.

US Pat. No. 10,653,121

DECORATIVE ANT FARM

1. An ant farm, comprising:a frame with a bottom, two sides, and an interior;
a translucent exterior front wall;
a digging or planting medium;
a translucent interior front wall, wherein the distance between said exterior and said interior front wall is thin enough to allow tunnels created by insects to be clear to see through;
an interior light source, wherein said light source is embedded in the frame and surround the periphery of the frame;
a background image;
an exterior rear panel, and
wherein said interior light source illuminates an open-air space between said translucent interior front wall and the background image, thereby giving the background image the perspective of distance when view through the tunnels.

US Pat. No. 10,653,120

AUTOMATED AQUACULTURE PEN LOCATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method of positioning an aquaculture pen comprising:retrieving data about the aquaculture pen disposed in a water environment;
determining a forecasted location of the aquaculture pen;
forecasting at least one factor of interest based on the data about the aquaculture pen for a time period of interest;
predicting a factor of interest within a feasible range of movement for the aquaculture pen;
determining a potential new location within the feasible range of movement using the data about the aquaculture pen, the feasible range of movement and the factor of interest within the feasible range of movement for the aquaculture pen; and
moving the aquaculture pen to the potential new location.

US Pat. No. 10,653,119

DEVICE FOR INVERTING FLOATING OYSTER CAGES

1. An apparatus for flipping a floating oyster cage comprising:a fixed ring;
a rotatable ring rotatable concentric with the fixed ring;
a means of rotating the rotatable ring relative to and concentric with the fixed ring; and
a plurality of supports fixed on an interior surface of the rotatable ring such that one support extends at a first angle to the interior surface and a second support extends at the same first angle to the interior surface and the one support is spaced 180 degrees from the second support along a circumference of the rotatable ring on the interior surface, the plurality of supports receive and support the floating oyster cage in a first position;
wherein, in operation, the rotatable ring rotating with respect to the fixed ring to cause the supported floating oyster cage to rotate to an inverted position from the first position as the rotating ring rotates.