US Pat. No. 10,455,882

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING REAR COLLISION WARNING WITHIN A HELMET

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a collision warning using an image capture device mounted on a rear portion of a helmet, the method comprising:receiving a series of image frames from the image capture device, wherein the series of images capture a scene in a rearward direction;
receiving spatial position data about the helmet from an inertial measurement unit integrated with the helmet, wherein the spatial position data includes at least one of a roll angle, a yaw angle, and a pitch angle of the helmet;
adjusting an orientation of the series of image frames based on the spatial position data so that the orientation of the series of image frames is level with an orientation of the scene;
identifying a target vehicle in each image frame of the series of image frames using object recognition;
calculating a cross-area of the target vehicle in each image frame of the series of image frames;
calculating a rate of change of a position of the target vehicle based on the cross-area of the target vehicle in each image frame of the series of image frames;
calculating a speed of the target vehicle based on the rate of change of the position of the target vehicle; and
controlling an output device coupled to the helmet to generate the collision warning based on the speed of the target vehicle and the rate of change of the position of the target vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,455,881

ADJUSTABLE HEADGEAR MOUNT SYSTEM

CADEQUIP, INC., St-Jean-...

1. A headgear mount system configured for attaching a bayonet connector having a clipping lever to a headgear mount, the system comprising:a receiver element defining a female receiver cavity defined by opposing side walls and a bottom element, said cavity configured to receive a portion of the bayonet connector therein, and wherein a slot is defined in said bottom element of the female receiver cavity; and
an adjustable catch positioned in the slot of the receiver element, the catch comprising:
a catch platform configured to slidingly engage the slot defined in the receiver element; and
a tooth configured to engage the clipping lever of the bayonet connector;
wherein the catch is adjustable about and between a first catch position, in which the catch is a first distance from a front surface of the receiver element, and a second catch position in which the catch is a second distance from the front surface of the receiver element that is less than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,455,880

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR EYEGLASSES AND HATS

1. A hat comprising:an enclosure that encloses part of a person's head;
a bill that extends outward from the enclosure to shade the person's eyes;
a first flexible tether on a first, lateral side of the bill, the first tether having a first end permanently connected to a bottom side of the bill adjacent a crown of the hat, the first tether having a second end with an opening therein sized to receive a first temple arm of a pair of eyeglasses passing therethrough during use of the first tether; and
a second flexible tether on an opposing, second lateral side of the bill and having a first end permanently connected to the bottom side of the bill adjacent a crown of the hat, the second tether having a second end with an opening sized to receive a second temple arm of the pair of eyeglasses passing therethrough during use of the second tether.

US Pat. No. 10,455,879

SHOWER CAP WITH WIDE BAND

1. A shower cap/bathing cap, comprising:a section of material, that is joined along at least one connecting seam to be uniformly column-shaped,
a. an upper portion defining an upper opening, the upper portion comprising:
i. a hem, containing magnetic snaps that selectively close the upper opening, without adjusting the size of the opening, wherein, with the upper opening closed, the hem is configured to be rolled to form a cuff,
ii. a pair of inwardly facing darts disposed at diametrically-opposed positions about the uniformly column-shaped section of material, and
iii. a fastener engaged within each of the darts and extending outwardly therefrom, wherein pulling the fasteners outwardly in opposite directions urges the magnetic snaps into engagement with one another to close the upper opening, and wherein the fasteners are configured to engage one another with the upper portion closed and rolled, thereby maintaining the cuff;
b. a lower portion defining a lower opening, the lower portion comprising a stretch band of material that is folded and sewed to the section of material such that a ruffle is created.

US Pat. No. 10,455,878

MULTIFUNCTIONAL HOOD SYSTEM FOR HOODED HUNTING GARMENTS

1. A multifunctional hood system built into a hooded hunting garment, comprising of two hoods, each with an independent drab color or camouflage pattern drawstring, where an outer hood is drab color or camouflage pattern, matching the garment in appearance and material, for the function of concealment from a hunter's prey, while an inner hood is blaze orange, blaze orange camouflage, blaze pink, or blaze pink camouflage, for the function of high visibility safety, allowing a hunter to readily alternate, on demand, between said functions of concealment or safety in the field by selecting how the said hoods are worn or exposed, without having to remove the entire garment from their body, or detach/reattach components, to do so.

US Pat. No. 10,455,877

WAISTBAND FOR ARTICLE OF APPAREL

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of apparel, comprising:a pelvic portion having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings; and
a waistband coupled to the pelvic portion at the waist opening, the waistband comprising at least:
a first waistband portion comprising:
a first end and a second end;
at least a first tunnel structure forming a plurality of parallel courses on the first waistband portion;
at least a first cord extending at least partially through the first tunnel structure, the first tunnel structure slidably coupling the first cord to the first waistband portion; and
at least a first pair of apertures through which a looped portion of the first cord extends from the first tunnel structure,
wherein the first waistband portion has a higher degree of elasticity than the first cord.

US Pat. No. 10,455,876

SOUND INSULATION STRUCTURE FOR A GARMENT

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A sound insulation structure for a garment, the sound insulation structure comprising:a first layer comprising a sound absorbing material; and
a second layer attached to the first layer, the second layer configured to be at least one of sound reflecting and sound diffusing,
wherein at least one of the first layer and the second layer comprises a mesh, and
wherein the sound insulation structure forms at least a part of the garment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,875

CUT, ABRASION AND/OR PUNCTURE RESISTANT KNITTED GLOVES

HIGHER DIMENSION MATERIAL...

1. A method for making a protective knitted glove assembly, the method including:placing a first portion of a knitted glove on a substantially planar surface;
screen printing onto the first portion of the knitted glove a first array of regularly-spaced, substantially uniform thickness, non-overlapping, polymer material guard plates arranged in a predetermined pattern;
placing a second portion of the knitted glove that is non-coplanar with the first portion on a substantially planar surface;
screen printing onto the second portion of the knitted glove a second array of regularly-spaced, substantially uniform thickness, non-overlapping, polymer material guard plates arranged in a predetermined pattern, wherein the second array of guard plates is non-coplanar with the first array of guard plates, wherein the second array of guard plates are non-overlapping with the first array of guard plates; and
curing the polymer material to harden the guard plates, wherein curing the polymer material includes only partially curing the polymer material of the first array of guard plates before screen printing the second array of guard plates; and fully curing the polymer material of the first array and the partially cured second array after screen printing the second array of guard plates.

US Pat. No. 10,455,874

DATA GLOVE

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. A data glove, comprising:a glove body; and
a plurality of strain sensors that detect stretch and contraction of the glove body, the strain sensors being each provided in a region corresponding to at least one finger of first to fifth fingers, on a dorsal side of the glove body, wherein
at least two of the strain sensors are provided to each of the at least one finger;
the plurality of strain sensors comprise a first strain sensor and a second strain sensor that detect stretch and contraction of the glove body in a proximal-distal direction, the first and second strain sensors being each provided in a region corresponding to a proximal interphalangeal joint and a region corresponding to a metacarpophalangeal joint, of at least one finger of the second to fifth fingers, on the dorsal side of the glove body; and
the date glove further comprises a plurality of stretch-restraining portions that restrain stretch of the glove body, the stretch-restraining portions being each provided in a region corresponding to an area between metacarpophalangeal joints along the proximal-distal direction, on the dorsal side of the glove body.

US Pat. No. 10,455,873

COMBINATION GARMENT AND CARRY-ON BAG

1. A garment that is convertible between a garment configuration and bag configuration, the garment comprising:a back portion and a front portion;
an interior layer at the back portion of the garment;
one or more integrated storage compartments being securable with compartment fasteners;
the integrated storage compartments including external compartments configured for storing items, wherein the external compartments include compartment fasteners and the external compartments are positioned to permit access to stored items in the external compartments;
wherein the garment is convertible into a bag;
wherein the garment includes at least one lower portion fastener on a lower portion of the garment, where the lower portion fastener is configured to releasably attach to an upper portion of the garment in the bag configuration such that an outer surface of the back portion of the garment becomes an outer surface of the bag configuration due to the lower portion fastener attaching the upper portion of the garment to the lower portion of the garment;
wherein the compartment fasteners are configured to keep articles stored inside the integrated storage compartments from falling out of the integrated storage compartments when the garment is in the bag configuration;
wherein converting the garment between the garment configuration and the bag configuration causes the external compartments to become internally located in the bag configuration to conceal the external compartments of the garment configuration; and
wherein the garment includes handles attached on opposite ends of the garment such that when the garment is converted to the bag configuration, the handles meet for carrying the bag configuration; and
wherein one of the integrated storage compartments includes a hanger compartment, the hanger compartment including a rigid or semi-rigid hanger structure positioned in an internal space of the hanger compartment for suspending garments on the hanger structure within the hanger compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,872

DISPOSABLE MEDICAL GOWN

MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.,...

1. A gown, comprising:a non-woven fabric layer defining a head insertion aperture between a front portion and a rear portion, wherein a front portion length is greater than a rear portion length and the rear portion defines an opening configured to assist a user in donning the gown; and
one or more progressive perforations extending across the rear portion at least partially between the opening and the neck opening, the one or more progressive perforations being non-uniform in length and comprising at least a first score, a second score separated from the first score by a first length of material, the second score having a second score length that is longer than a first score length of the first score, and a third score separated from the second score by a second length of material, the third score having a third score length that is longer than the second score length, and configured to tear and split the rear portion when the front portion is pulled away from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,455,871

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE SYSTEM

SURGIVISOR LIMITED, Seve...

1. A protective apparatus for coverage of the face, neck and upper torso, comprising:a. a headpiece comprising a headband, a mandible guard and one or more support members, wherein the mandible guard is attached to the headband via the one or more support members, the headpiece further comprising at least one attachment point, wherein the at least one attachment point is located at a position on the headpiece selected from the group consisting of: the mandible guard, the one or more support members, and the combination thereof; and
b. a protective visor unit comprising
a visor, and
a skirt;
wherein the visor is attached to the skirt to form a single unitary piece,
wherein the protective visor unit is attached to the headpiece via the at least one attachment point,
wherein the skirt has an upper edge that is attached only to at least one of a bottom and sides of the visor, and
wherein the skirt is configured to extend downwardly around at least a part of the circumference of a user's head.

US Pat. No. 10,455,870

PROTECTIVE ARTICLES

STEALTHWEAR PROTECTIVE CL...

1. A protective system comprising:a pair of forearm protectors, each of the forearm protectors securable to an arm of a user and comprising one or more onboard panels that provide the user's arm with protection against injury when worn;
a protective garment having forearm areas that are adapted to accommodate and substantially conceal the pair of forearm protectors therebeneath, the protective garment comprising at least one non-removable panel integrated within the body of the protective garment that provides the user with protection against injury in at least one body area not covered by the pair of forearm protectors, and wherein the protective garment further comprises one or more internal pockets; and
one or more removable panels that are insertable into the one or more internal pockets of the protective garment, the one or more removable panels providing the user with protection against inquiry in at least one other body area not covered by either the pair of forearm protectors or the at least one non-removable panel;
wherein the at least one non-removable panel and, when inserted, the one or more removable panels are each substantially concealed within the body of the protective garment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,869

TECHNOLOGIES FOR TOOL CARRYING

Titan Retention LLC, Pin...

1. A device comprising:a vest including a front section and a back section;
a strap including a first strap end portion and a second strap end portion, wherein the first strap end portion is coupled to the front section;
a linear rack including a first rack end portion and a second rack end portion, wherein the first rack end portion is coupled to the first strap end portion; and
a pawl engaging the linear rack, wherein the pawl is coupled to the strap between the first strap end portion and the second strap end portion such that a distance between the pawl and the first strap end portion is decreased as the pawl engages the linear rack away from the second rack end portion towards the first rack end portion and such that the distance between the pawl and the first strap end portion is increased as the pawl disengages the linear rack away from the first rack end portion towards the second rack end portion, wherein the strap extends below an armpit of a wearer of the vest along a lateral side of the wearer when the wearer wears the vest.

US Pat. No. 10,455,868

COMPRESSION GARMENTS AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Skins International Tradi...

1. A method of providing a compression garment configured for clothing a body part of a user of the compression garment to maintain a compression of the garment about said body part, said garment being formed from two or more panels of warp knitted stretchable material joined by a seam, each of the two or more panels having a respective first panel warp stretch and a second panel warp stretch, the method comprising the steps of:providing at least a first panel of a first size having a first panel warp stretch, the first panel being used in forming the garment, the first panel warp stretch being greater than a preferred warp stretch, the preferred warp stretch being a single value in the range of 160% to 195%;
calculating a reduction in the first size of the first panel, the calculation resulting in a percentage amount determined via a division operation that: (a) divides the first panel warp stretch by said preferred warp stretch and (b) multiplies a result of the division operation by a numerical constant ?; and
cutting the first panel so as to reduce the first size of the first panel by the percentage amount calculated, resulting in the first panel having a second size smaller than the first size.

US Pat. No. 10,455,867

WEARABLE ARTICLE WITH REMOVABLE MODULE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An assembly comprising:a housing comprising a receptacle defining a chamber and having an opening on a top side of the receptacle providing access to the chamber, such that the receptacle is configured to removably receive an electronic module within the chamber by insertion of the electronic module through the opening;
a first contact member comprising a first contact pad positioned outside the chamber on an underside of the receptacle opposite the top side, the first contact member further comprising a first arm extending from the first contact pad through a wall of the receptacle to form a first electrical contact exposed within the chamber, wherein the first contact pad has a width that is enlarged relative to the first arm; and
a second contact member comprising a second contact pad positioned outside the chamber on the underside of the receptacle adjacent to the first contact pad, the second contact member further comprising a second arm extending from the second contact pad through the wall of the receptacle to form a second electrical contact exposed within the chamber, wherein the second contact pad has a width that is enlarged relative to the second arm,
wherein the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact form an interface exposed within the chamber and configured for removable electronic connection to a connector of the electronic module when the electronic module is received in the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,455,866

FLOCKED SHAPEWEAR GARMENTS

Spanx, Inc., Atlanta, GA...

1. A shapewear garment for control of an abdominal region, the garment comprising:a. at least one fabric panel that extends over at least the abdominal region; and
b. a fabric portion applied to the fabric panel, the fabric portion including a tummy covering portion that extends over at least a portion of the abdominal region and a pair of lateral portions extending laterally from lateral sides of the tummy covering portion;
wherein:
at least one of the lateral portions has subportions bifurcating to define therebetween a portion without the fabric portion; and
the tummy covering portion and the pair of lateral portions provide compression to the abdominal area.

US Pat. No. 10,455,865

EXPANDABLE SWADDLING GARMENT

1. An infant swaddling garment comprising a main body formed from a front surface and a rear surface joined together, and an intermediate area of material extending between the front and rear surfaces of said main body of said garment around substantially the entire outer periphery of said main body for defining a predetermined space between said front and rear surfaces around substantially the entire outer periphery of said main body, and means for selectively adjusting said predetermined space between said front and rear surfaces for selectively adjusting the volume of said main body of said infant swaddling garment.

US Pat. No. 10,455,864

OPEN FRONT PEDICURE SOCK

Lawanda Baker, Alabaster...

1. A sock comprising:a body comprising a top leg portion, an ankle portion, a heel portion, and a bottom toe portion;
a front opening extending an entire length of the body from the top leg portion to the bottom toe portion;
a front closure for closing the front opening to secure the sock onto a user's foot, whereby when the front opening is closed by the front closure the toe portion creates a toe opening configured to surround the user's foot while exposing toes of the user; and
a ball cushion secured to a bottom end of the bottom toe portion and configured to be positioned beneath a ball of the user's foot, the ball cushion comprising a plurality of toe separating tabs, each toe separating tab comprising a fastener at a bottom end thereof, each fastener being detachably secured to a corresponding fastener on the bottom toe portion for separating the user's toes during a pedicure.

US Pat. No. 10,455,863

CARTRIDGE FOR ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cartridge for an e-vaping device, the cartridge comprising:a housing including first and second ends;
at least first and second reservoirs positioned within the housing between the first and second ends, the first and second reservoirs extending in parallel longitudinally between the first and second ends of the housing, the first and second reservoirs being configured to hold respective first and second pre-vapor formulations;
a first gasket defining a first end of the first and second reservoirs, the first gasket and the first end of the housing defining a first space within the housing;
a second gasket defining a second end of the first and second reservoirs, the second gasket and the second end of the housing defining a second space within the housing; and
at least first and second vaporizer assemblies positioned within the housing on opposite ends of the first and second reservoirs, the first vaporizer assembly being coupled to the first reservoir and extending into the first space between the first and second reservoirs and the first end of the housing, the first vaporizer assembly being configured to vaporize the first pre-vapor formulation to generate a first vapor in the first space, the second vaporizer assembly being coupled to the second reservoir and extending into the second space between the first and second reservoirs and the first end of the housing, the second vaporizer assembly being configured to vaporize the second pre-vapor formulation to generate a second vapor in the second space; and
at least one electrode electrically coupled to the first and second vaporizer assemblies via separate, respective electrical leads.

US Pat. No. 10,455,862

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITH INTELLIGENT BATTERY MODULE

SHENZHEN CHUANGYUANTENG T...

1. An electronic cigarette, comprising:a cigarette housing;
a cartridge received in said cigarette housing for storing a predetermined amount of liquid solution;
a vaporizer received in said cigarette housing and connected to said cartridge, said vaporizer having a vaporizing chamber and comprising a heating element in said vaporizing chamber for atomizing said liquid solution; and
an intelligent battery module, which comprises:
a battery casing having a connecting terminal electrically connected to said vaporizer;
a battery supporting tray received in said battery casing for accommodating at least one battery;
a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) supported in said battery casing and is electrically connected to said battery supporting tray;
a Main Control Unit (MCU) implemented on said PCB;
a resistance detection circuitry implemented on said PCB and is electrically connected to said MCU and said heating element of said vaporizer for detecting a resistance of said heating element, in such a manner that when said resistance of said heating element as detected by said resistance detection circuitry reaches a predetermined upper threshold, said MCU is configured to lower or cut off a voltage supplied to said heating element so as to prevent said temperature of said heating element from further increasing, wherein when said resistance of said heating element as detected by said resistance detection circuitry reaches a predetermined lower threshold, said MCU is configured to supply a normal voltage to said heating element of said vaporizer; and
a temperature sensor electrically connected to said MCU and said heating element of said vaporizer so as to detect a temperature of said heating element,
wherein said resistance detection circuitry comprise a voltage monitoring module and a current monitoring module electrically connected to said temperature sensor and said MCU for detecting a voltage and a current of said heating element respectively,
wherein said intelligent battery module further comprises a terminal matching circuitry electrically connected to said battery supporting tray and said MCU for disconnecting electrical connection between said batteries and said MCU when said terminals of said batteries are improperly connected in said battery compartments, said terminal matching circuitry comprising two Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFETs), and a driver module connected between said MOSFETs and said MCU, said MOSFETs being electrically connected together in series, said driver module being electrically connected to a Pulse-Width-Modulation terminal of said MCU, and being configured to be actuated by a potential difference between a negative terminal and a positive terminal of said batteries.

US Pat. No. 10,455,861

AEROSOL GENERATING ARTICLE INCLUDING A HEAT-CONDUCTING ELEMENT AND A SURFACE TREATMENT

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol generating article, comprising:a heat source;
an aerosol-forming substrate disposed in thermal communication with the heat source; and
a heat-conducting component disposed around at least a portion of the aerosol-forming substrate, the heat-conducting component comprising an outer surface forming at least part of an outer surface of the aerosol generating article, and
wherein at least a portion of the outer surface of the heat-conducting component comprises a surface coating and has an emissivity of less than about 0.6.

US Pat. No. 10,455,860

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE WITH INTEGRAL MOUTHPIECE

Guangrong Lin, Shenzhen ...

1. An electronic cigarette with an integral mouthpiece, comprising a vaporization assembly and a battery module connected mutually; the vaporization assembly comprises a mouthpiece with an opening, a vaporization tube, an outer ornamental sleeve, a connector and a vaporizer; wherein the mouthpiece is integrated with the vaporization tube, and the vaporization tube and the connector are telescoped within the outer ornamental sleeve; the vaporizer passes through the connector and is telescoped into the vaporization tube in a detachable manner; the connector is located at one end of the outer ornamental sleeve and connected to the battery module in a detachable manner; an airflow sealer is provided between an integral inner wall of the mouthpiece and the vaporization tube and an outer wall or a periphery of an end portion of the vaporizer;the airflow sealer is provided at an end portion of the mouthpiece close to the vaporization tube and located between the inner wall of the mouthpiece and the end portion of the vaporizer, and a through hole is provided in the center of the airflow sealer to serve as a part of the vapor airflow passage;
wherein the inner wall of the mouthpiece has an inward-curved flaring shape at an end being adjacent to the vaporization tube, and an outer wall of the airflow sealer has a similar flaring shape so as to be telescoped into the vaporization tube and fit the inner wall of the mouthpiece closely.

US Pat. No. 10,455,859

APPARATUSES FOR DISPENSING AND CUTTING SMOKING WRAPPERS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

1. A smoking article wrapper dispenser comprising:a housing comprising a planar opening;
a planar face configured to removably fit within the planar opening of the housing, the planar face having a first flat side and a second flat side opposite the first flat side, the first flat side having a spindle extending therefrom and the spindle is positioned within the housing so that the spindle extends within the housing when the planar face is fit within the planar opening, the second flat side positioned external to the housing;
a roll of smoking article wrapper material disposed on the spindle;
a second opening in the planar face configured to allow passage of the smoking article wrapper material from within the housing to outside the housing, wherein the smoking article wrapper material is disposed through the second opening perpendicular to the planar face as a flat sheet;
a blade attached to a slidable block, the slidable block slidably disposed on a track on the second flat side of the planar face, the slidable block disposed in proximity to the second opening in the planar face wherein the blade slides with the slidable block perpendicular to the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material, wherein the blade is configured to cut the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material by sliding the blade through the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material; and
a blade housing adjacent the track and extending from the second flat side of the planar face, the blade housing comprising a surface that runs parallel to the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material and a slot within the surface that runs perpendicular to the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material, wherein the blade housing is configured to cover the blade when the block is slid and the blade enters the slot perpendicular to the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material, and further wherein the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material rests on the surface of the blade housing when the blade is slid through the flat sheet of smoking article wrapper material.

US Pat. No. 10,455,858

HOMOGENIZED TOBACCO MATERIAL WITH MELTABLE LIPID

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A heated aerosol-generating article for producing an inhalable aerosol, the heated aerosol-generating article comprising:an aerosol-forming substrate that is a homogenized tobacco material comprising tobacco and a wax having a melting point between 50° C. and 150° C.,
wherein a total content of wax in the homogenized tobacco material is between 5 weight percent and 15 weight percent on a dry weight basis, and
wherein the wax is evenly distributed within the homogenized tobacco material.

US Pat. No. 10,455,856

METHOD AND MACHINE FOR PITTING AND RE-PITTING FRUIT HALVES

1. A method for pitting and re-pitting fruit halves comprising the steps of:lifting the fruit halves from a loading area to a feeding zone,
feeding the fruit halves to an advancing lane,
moving the fruit halves forward,
removing pit or pit fragments from the fruit halves, and
delivering the fruit halves to their further treatment,
characterized in that the method further comprises:
detecting a supporting condition of each fruit half on its advancing lane for allowing the removal of pit or pit fragments, and a presence of pit or pit fragments, if any, in the fruit half;
assessing said supporting condition as correct or incorrect;
communicating the presence of pit or pit fragments, if any, in the fruit half, as a useful information for removing the pit or pit fragments and delivering the fruit halves to their further treatment; and
bringing the fruit halves, whose supporting condition is assessed as incorrect, back to the step of fruit half lifting from the loading area to the feeding zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,855

FRUIT SLICER AND JUICER APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A hand-held fruit juicer comprisinga blade assembly comprising
a hinged elongated blade handle having a proximal end and a distal end, and
a blade extending from the blade handle, and
a spring;
a juicer portion comprising
a juicer handle having a proximal end and a distal end, and
two spaced apart squeezer elements extending from the juicer handle;
a cradle portion having a proximal end and a distal end, the cradle portion comprising
a cradle handle having a proximal end and a distal end, and
a dome receptacle formed in the cradle handle, the dome receptacle comprising a strainer, and
a plurality of fruit support ribs; and
a hinge element connecting the distal ends of the blade handle, juicer handle, and cradle handle,
such that
a portion of the cradle handle between the dome receptacle and the proximal end of the cradle handle is configured to be operable by hand,
a portion of the juicer handle between the squeezer elements and the proximal end of the juicer handle is configured to be operable by hand,
the blade is rotatable from a first position substantially nested between the spaced apart squeezer elements, and a second position substantially within the dome receptacle, and
the squeezer elements are rotatable from a first position withdrawn from the dome receptacle, and a second position substantially within the dome receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,455,852

RAPID DEFROSTING TRAY

1. A defrosting tray comprising a flat board consisting of a thermal conductive metal substrate, a thermal conductive ceramic coating and a relatively thin inorganic coating, wherein the thermal conductive metal substrate is a core layer of the flat board, the relatively thin inorganic coating is the outermost layer of the flat board, and the thermal conductive ceramic coating is a middle layer between the thermal conductive metal substrate and the inorganic coating,wherein the thermal conductive ceramic coating is coated around a periphery of the thermal conductive metal substrate, and made of an inorganic resin doped with inorganic heat-conductive powder,
wherein the relatively thin inorganic coating is coated around a periphery of the thermal conductive ceramic coating, wherein the relatively thin inorganic coating comprises a material selected from the group consisting of Silicon dioxide and Titanium dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,455,850

METHOD AND PROCESS FOR ACIDIC RECYCLING OF PROTEIN WASTE

Naturally Recycled Protei...

1. A process for making a product for animal consumption, said process comprising:a) grinding a protein source comprising at least poultry;
b) adding at least one acid to the ground protein source to generate an acidic digest medium said at least one acid selected from the group consisting of phosphoric acid, citric acid, sulfamic acid, and sodium bisulfate, said medium stably storable;
c) mixing a portion of the acidic digest medium with an additional amount of the ground protein source to form an acidic mixture;
d) emulsifying the acidic mixture to form an acidic digest product said acidic digest product exhibiting stability necessary for animal consumption when stored at ambient temperatures for between about 21 and 90 days.

US Pat. No. 10,455,848

INDIVIDUAL FROZEN DRINK DISPENSER

Island Oasis Frozen Cockt...

1. An individual frozen drink dispenser comprising:a blender drive configured to drive operation of blades within a mixing cup;
a dispensing chamber configured to receive a frozen beverage container comprising frozen edible ingredients, the dispensing chamber comprising at least one dispensing roller configured to bear against at least one side of the frozen beverage container along a length of the frozen beverage container to squeeze the contents of the frozen beverage container from the frozen beverage container into the mixing cup for making a frozen drink; and
a controller coupled to the blender drive, the at least one dispensing roller, and a water pump to control the operation of the individual frozen drink dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,455,844

METHODS FOR TREATING AN OBJECT WITH CHLORINE DIOXIDE

ICA TRINOVA, LLC, Newnan...

1. A method for treating an object with chlorine dioxide gas while minimizing chlorine-containing residue on the object, comprising contacting the object with chlorine dioxide gas while exposing the object to less than 1000 lux of light, wherein the chlorine dioxide gas is generated at less than 1000 lux of light, the object comprises a raw agricultural product, the chlorine dioxide concentration adjacent the object during said treating step is 5 mg/L or less, and the chlorine-containing residue comprises chlorate, perchlorate, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,455,843

MULTI-ANGLE CARCASS WASH SYSTEMS, WASH CABINETS INCLUDING SAME, AND RELATED METHODS

Birko Corporation, Hende...

1. A multi-angle wash system, comprising:a multi-angle fluid distribution unit;
a rotating unit operably coupled to the multi-angle fluid distribution unit;
a spray unit fluidly and operably coupled to the multi-angle fluid distribution unit; and
a guiding unit operably coupled to the spray unit or the multi-angle fluid distribution unit,
wherein the multi-angle fluid distribution unit comprises a front end operably coupled to the rotating unit, a back end opposite to the front end, and a connecting element adjacent to the back end, and wherein the connecting element is configured to operably couple with the spray unit or the multi-angle fluid distribution unit such that the spray unit oscillates in correspondence to the rotation of the rotating unit,
wherein the spray unit comprises a top end, a bottom end operably coupled to the connecting element of the multi-angle fluid distribution unit, a guiding element adjacent to the bottom end, and at least one series of nozzle sprays arranged in vertical direction along the length of the spray unit, and
wherein the guiding unit comprises a first end, a second end, and a co-guiding element adjacent to the first end of the guiding unit, wherein the guiding element has a reciprocate structure to the guiding element of the spray unit such that the guiding unit facilitates the oscillation of the spray unit in correspondence to the rotation of the rotating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,455,842

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A SHOULDER JOINT POSITION OF A CARCASS PART OF SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

MAREL STORK POULTRY PROCE...

1. A system for measuring a shoulder joint position of a carcass part of slaughtered poultry, wherein the carcass part comprises a left shoulder joint, a right shoulder joint, soft tissue adjacent the left and/or right shoulder joints and at least a part of the breast meat adjacent the left and/or right shoulder joints, wherein the left shoulder joint and the right shoulder joint each contain a shoulder joint bone structure,the system comprising:
a position measurement device, the position measurement device comprising a mechanical contact member adapted to engage at least one of the left and right shoulder joints during a measurement of the shoulder joint position; and
a product carrier moveable in a transport direction along a conveying path, the conveying path extending along the position measurement device, the product carrier being adapted to support the carcass part during the movement of the product carrier along the conveying path past the position measurement device during the measurement of the shoulder joint position,
wherein the position of the product carrier during the measurement of the shoulder joint position is such that the carcass part is arranged relative to the position measurement device with the left shoulder joint and right shoulder joint one behind the other as seen in the transport direction so as to allow the mechanical contact member to engage a shoulder joint bone structure of at least one of the left and right shoulder joint.

US Pat. No. 10,455,841

CLAMP FOR CLAMPING A CORD ON ACCOUNT OF TENSION IN THE CORD

Caps International B.V., ...

1. A clamp for clamping a cord at a clamping location of the cord on account of a tension prevailing at a tension side of the clamping location in the cord, in which the clamp comprises:an elongate frame which is provided with an elongate recess; and
an elongate clamping body which is rotatably connected by a first end to a first end of the frame and extends at least partly in the recess of the frame,
in which a cord duct is formed in the recess between the second end of the clamping body and an opposite clamping surface of the frame,
in which the second end of the clamping body is configured to be carried along by a cord passed through the cord duct in the direction towards the tension side of the cord;
in which the smallest distance between the clamping body and the clamping surface decreases when the clamping body is moved towards the tension side of the cord,
wherein the frame is substantially in the shape of a U, in which the legs of the U are situated at its first end and the bridge at its second end,
that the clamping body is provided with a widened part at its first end, and
that a hinge is provided between each of the ends of the legs of the frame and the widened part of the clamping body, the axis of rotation of which extends at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the frame and at right angles to the axis of the cord duct.

US Pat. No. 10,455,840

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RETARDER-TO-OVEN DOUGH PRODUCT

Aryzta LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A method comprising:mixing ingredients to create a dough for making artisan bread at a desired thickness, the artisan bread to include a hard-crust exterior and a soft interior with a non-uniform cell structure, the ingredients including yeast and in a range of 7-14 wt % not including a chemical leavening agent;
bulk fermenting the dough within a temperature range to allow the yeast to rise and create the non-uniform cell structure within the dough;
sheeting the dough by a sheeter after the bulk fermenting the dough, the sheeter being adjusted to sheet the dough to substantially the desired thickness and without degassing the dough to substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting;
using one or more ultrasonic knives to portion the sheeted dough into portions of dough, the ultrasonic knives portioning the sheeted dough without degassing the dough to substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting;
using a blast chiller to freeze the portions of dough to create frozen portions of dough, the blast chiller freezing the portions of dough without degassing the dough to substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting;
packaging the frozen portions of dough without degassing the dough to substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting, thereby assembling packaged frozen portions of dough that a restaurant can receive, retard the frozen portions of dough in a retarder within a temperature range to create thawed portions of dough without proofing the thawed portions of dough to avoid causing the yeast to additionally rise and in order to substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting, and immediately bake the thawed portions of dough after retarding without proofing the thawed portions of dough before baking because the thawed portions of dough substantially maintain the non-uniform cell structure developed during the bulk fermenting; and
shipping the packaged frozen portions of dough to the restaurant.

US Pat. No. 10,455,838

WIPE FOR KILLING SPORES

American Sterilizer Compa...

1. A process for killing bacterial spores positioned on a substrate, comprising:contacting the bacterial spores with an aqueous composition using an absorbent sheet, the aqueous composition consisting essentially of water, peracetic acid, acetic acid, sulfuric acid, and hydrogen peroxide, the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide in the water being in the range from 0.1 to 0.8% by weight, the concentration of the peracetic acid being in the range from 0.005 to 0.08% by weight, the weight ratio of the peracetic acid to the hydrogen peroxide being in the range from 0.001 to 0.1, the concentration of acetic acid being in the range from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight, and the concentration of sulfuric acid being in the range from 0.001 to 0.3% by weight; and
maintaining the aqueous composition in contact with the bacterial spores at a temperature in the range from about 1° C. to about 40° C. for an effective period of time to effect at least a 4 log reduction in the number of bacterial spores capable of returning to vegetative growth.

US Pat. No. 10,455,836

SYNERGISTIC WEED CONTROL FROM APPLICATIONS OF PYRIDINE CARBOXYLIC ACID HERBICIDES AND PHOTOSYSTEM II INHIBITORS

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A herbicidal composition comprising a herbicidally effective amount of(a) a pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide, salt, or ester thereof, and
(b) a photosystem II inhibitor selected from the group consisting of bromoxynil, bentazon, isoproturon, metribuzin, atrazine, agriculturally acceptable salts and esters thereof, and combinations thereof,
wherein (a) and (b) are provided in a weight ratio of (a) in grams acid equivalent to (b) in grams active ingredient of from 1:90 to 1:5, and
wherein the pyridine carboxylic acid herbicide comprises a compound defined by the formula below

wherein R1? is hydrogen, or substituted or unsubstituted C7-C10 arylalkyl;
or an agriculturally acceptable N-oxide or salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,455,835

FUNGICIDAL COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING LEAF SPOTS IN SUGAR BEETS

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A method for the control and prevention of sugar beet leaf spot caused by Cercospora beticola (CERCBE) in a sugar beet plant, the method consisting essentially of: applying a fungicidally effective amount of a compound of Formula I, wherein the compound of Formula I is applied at a rate between about 100 g/ha and about 300 g/ha, and wherein said effective amount is applied to the plant

US Pat. No. 10,455,834

INSECT RESISTANT AND HERBICIDE TOLERANT SOYBEAN EVENT PDAB9582.816.15.1

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A soybean plant, or part thereof, that is resistant to Pseudoplusia includens (soybean looper) and comprises a DNA sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 14.

US Pat. No. 10,455,829

LIGHT IRRADIATION DEVICE AND LIGHT IRRADIATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A light irradiation device comprising:an imager that images a monitoring region;
a projector comprising a phase-modulation-type space modulation element,
wherein the projector irradiates the monitoring region with signal light comprising modulation light reflected by a display surface of the phase modulation element;
a controller that controls the imager to image the monitoring region and controls the projector to emit the signal light;
a propeller that moves the light irradiation device in the air; and
a flight controller that controls flight of the light irradiation device by controlling the propeller; and
at least one slave device that is detachable, the slave device being configured to be attached to a light irradiation target and comprising a light emission unit that generates guidance light for guiding a flying object,
wherein the controller controls, when recognizing the light irradiation target to be irradiated with the signal light on image data imaged by the imager, the projector to emit the signal light toward the light irradiation target,
wherein the projector displays a phase distribution, the phase distribution for displaying an objective image on a projected surface, and
wherein the projector irradiates the display surface of the phase modulation element with light.

US Pat. No. 10,455,828

METHOD FOR MONITORING ONE OR MORE PEST TRAPS, SUCH AS RAT TRAPS

1. A method for monitoring when a pest trap is activated, said pest trap having (A) a moveable part and a fixed part between which an opening is defined and a step part is arranged, and (B) a switch connectable to a signalling device, the method comprising:when the moveable part is moved towards the fixed part, performing the following operations by the pest trap:
detecting an angle between the movable part and the fixed part;
causing information to be displayed by a remote communication unit which indicates that (a) the moveable part has been moved and a rat has gone into the pest trap and (b) the rat has a particular size corresponding to the angle.

US Pat. No. 10,455,827

CAGE TRAP WITH EASY SET AND RELEASE MECHANISM

WOODSTREAM CORPORATION, ...

1. An animal trap comprising:an animal enclosure having an animal access opening into a vacant interior sized to receive an animal to be trapped;
a door movably mounted at the access opening, the door operative in an opened orientation to reveal the animal access opening and in a closed orientation to block the animal access opening;
a set mechanism mounted to an upper side of said animal enclosure and operatively coupled to said door, said set mechanism including a movable member that is displaceable between at least two positions while remaining adjacent the upper side of the enclosure for securing the door in the opened orientation when the movable member of the set mechanism is in a set position and for allowing the door to move to said closed orientation when the trap is tripped and the movable member is displaced to a tripped position;
a trip element responsive to movement of an animal in the interior of the animal enclosure; and
a tripping assembly responsive to activation of the trip element for causing said set mechanism movable member to be displaced from its set position to allow the door to move from the opened orientation to the closed orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,455,826

METHOD FOR AUTONOMOUSLY WEEDING CROPS IN AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD

FarmWise Labs, Inc., San...

1. A method for autonomously weeding crops in an agricultural field comprises, at an autonomous machine autonomously navigating along crop rows in the agricultural field:recording a first image of a ground area below a light module arranged proximal a front of the autonomous machine;
detecting a location of a first target plant based on the first image;
calculating a first opening location for the first target plant longitudinally offset from the location of the first target plant and laterally aligned with the location of the first target plant;
driving a first weeding module to laterally align a lateral reference position of the first weeding module with the first opening location, the first weeding module arranged in a tool housing behind the light module;
tracking the first opening location relative to a longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module;
in response to the longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module longitudinally aligning with the first opening location, actuating blades of the first weeding module to an open position of the blades of the first weeding module;
recording a second image of a ground area below the tool housing;
in response to detecting the blades of the first weeding module in the open position in the second image:
calculating a first longitudinal offset between the first opening location and the longitudinal reference position of the first weeding module, based on the second image; and
calculating a first lateral offset between the first opening location and the lateral reference position of the first weeding module, based on the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,455,825

PSYLLIUM FUMIGATED WITH METHYL BROMIDE

1. A method for providing fumigated and sanitized psyllium husk comprising:a. first separating psyllium husk from psyllium seed;
b. filling a fumigation chamber with the psyllium husk such that the chamber comprises about 35% to about 50% psyllium husk by volume;
c. fumigating the psyllium husk with at least about 40 g/m3 of methyl bromide for at least about 24 hours;
d. degassing the fumigation chamber for at least about 6 hours to form fumigated psyllium husk;
e. steam sanitizing the psyllium husk;wherein the fumigated psyllium husk comprises less than about 50 ppm inorganic bromide residue.

US Pat. No. 10,455,824

AGRICULTURAL CROP APPLICATION SYSTEM

Rick Eugene Lawrence, Bl...

1. A system for dispersing product along a ground surface of a field of crops using a mobile supporting boom spanning portions of the field of crops, comprising:a hose assembly extending from a proximal end to a distal end;
a swivel connection having a plate post rotatably connecting the proximal end to the supporting boom, wherein the swivel connection is linearly movable along a longitudinal axis of the plate post from a retracted position to an extended position, and wherein the swivel connection further comprising:
a boom extension plate interconnecting the hose assembly and the supporting boom, wherein the boom extension plate forms a bearing hole;
a tube bracket joined to the plate post, wherein the tube bracket attaches to the proximal end, wherein the plate post extends through the bearing hole so that a protruding portion of the plate post is provided, and wherein the spring is disposed on the protruding portion;
a spring disposed on the swivel connection so as to bias the swivel connection in the retracted position; and
an applicator connected to the distal end,
whereby the applicator drags along the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,455,823

TICK TRAP BELT

1. A tick trap belt for wear by an outdoorsman for stopping upward movement of ticks, comprising:a belt strap having opposed ends, each end having a fastener such that said opposed ends of said belt strap are selectively coupled together about the outdoorsman's body;
wherein said belt strap includes an upper edge and a lower edge opposite said upper edge and having opposed inner and outer surfaces extending between said upper edge and said lower edge, respectively;
wherein said outer surface of surface of said belt strap defines an imaginary middle axis extending linearly between said opposed ends and along a middle point between said upper edge and said lower edge;
an awning coupled to said outer surface of said belt strap at said imaginary middle axis and extending between said fasteners at said opposed ends of the belt strap, respectively, said awning comprising:
a first awning portion having a first primary panel extending outwardly and upwardly from said imaginary middle axis and having a first auxiliary panel coupled to said first primary panel at a predetermined angle, said first auxiliary panel having a first awning edge proximate and unattached to said upper edge of said belt strap, and
a second awning portion having a second primary panel extending outwardly and downwardly from said imaginary middle axis and having a second auxiliary panel coupled to said second primary panel at a predetermined angle, said second auxiliary panel having a second awning edge proximate and unattached to said lower edge of said belt strap;
wherein said first awning portion has a first bottom surface, that in association with said outer surface of said belt strap, define a first gap area, and said second awning portion has a second bottom surface that, in association with said outer surface of said belt strap, define a second gap area;
wherein said first awning portion and said outer surface of said belt strap together have an inverted V-shaped configuration that defines said first gap area and said second awning portion and said outer surface of said belt strap together have an inverted V-shaped configuration that defines said second gap area;
a first adhesive member is positioned in said first gap area and a second adhesive member is positioned in said second gap area for stopping movement of ticks who step on said first and second adhesive members, said first and second adhesive members being coupled to at least one of said bottom surfaces of said first and second awning portions and said outer surface of said belt strap, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,455,822

FISHING ROD HOLDER

1. A fishing rod holder comprisinga tripod including an aft leg, a right leg and a left leg, each having a top end and a bottom end, the top end of each of the aft leg, right leg and left leg attached to a joint,
a pole rest extending from the joint, the pole rest comprising a pair of upright elements with a space therebetween for receiving and supporting a blank of a fishing rod,
an elongated longitudinal support extending linearly from the aft leg to a support foot, the support foot including a top and a bottom, the bottom of the support foot resting upon a surface when the fishing rod holder is in use, and the support foot including a channel extending from the top to the bottom and a cavity in the bottom of the support foot,
a deck lock coupled to the support foot, the deck lock comprising a handle, an elongated shaft having a top end and a bottom end, and a horizontal support extending from the bottom end of the elongated shaft and being substantially perpendicular to the elongated shaft, a spring biasing the horizontal support towards the support foot, and the elongated shaft of the deck lock extending through the channel of the support foot, and the deck lock being rotatable relative to the support foot and capable of reciprocating movement relative to the support foot, and the deck lock being pivotable relative to the support foot between a stowed position and a deployed position, and the deck lock occupying the bottom cavity when the deck lock is in the stowed position and the deck lock being outside of the bottom cavity when the deck lock is in the deployed position,
an L-shaped coupling having an upright portion and a rearward extending portion, the elongated longitudinal support being coupled to the aft leg with the L-shaped coupling, the bottom end of the aft leg being attached to the upright portion and a pivot pin attaching the elongated longitudinal support to the rearward extending portion, the elongated longitudinal support being capable of pivoting rotation relative to the L-shaped coupling about the pivot pin, and
a tube coupled to the support foot, said tube having an open end towards the pole rest, said tube being sized and shaped to receive a handle of the fishing rod while the pole rest supports the blank of the fishing rod.

US Pat. No. 10,455,821

ROTOR BRAKE MECHANISM FOR SPINNING REEL

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A rotor brake mechanism for a spinning reel that brakes a rotor rotatably mounted to a reel body, in conjunction with the swinging of a bail arm between a line-winding posture and a line-releasing posture, the system comprising:a braking member disposed in the reel body;
a moving member disposed in the rotor so as to move, in conjunction with the bail arm, to a first position corresponding to the line-winding posture and to a second position corresponding to the line-releasing posture, the moving member including an extended portion that extends toward the braking member when the moving member moves to the second position;
an elastic member disposed on the extended portion of the moving member, so as to come into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the braking member when the moving member moves to the second position; and
an adjustment member disposed between the extended portion of the moving member and the elastic member, so as to adjust a position of the elastic member.

US Pat. No. 10,455,820

MATERIAL APPLICATION TO FISHING LURES POSSESSING TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE CHROMATICITY VICISSITUDE CREATING A COLOR CHANGING FISHING LURE OR RUBBER BAIT

2028631 ONTARIO INC., Br...

1. A lure comprising:a fish-shaped body;
a base layer on a portion of the body, the base layer including non-thermochromatic ink;
a first ink layer provided over at least a portion of the base layer, the first ink layer comprising a first thermochromatic ink and the first thermochromatic ink is provided in at least a gradient pattern wherein the first thermochromatic ink changes opacity as the first thermochromatic ink traverses the body, and wherein the first thermochromatic ink is provided on a portion of the body and a remainder of the body is covered a non-thermochromatic ink; and
one or more of eyes, mouth lines, gill lines and fin and scale markings provided on the body in a non-thermochromatic ink; and
wherein the first thermochromatic ink is transparent when the first thermochromatic ink is at a first temperature, and the first thermochromatic ink reveals at least one of the base layer and a second ink layer at the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,455,818

BIRD FEEDER

1. A squirrel resistant bird feeder, comprising:a vertically disposed and hollow cylindrical feed container having an open upper end and an open lower end;
a feed tray mounted to said feed container at said lower end thereof which is configured to receive feed from said feed container;
said feed container having a feed inlet structure at its upper end which has an upper side;
said feed inlet structure having a plurality of feed openings formed therein which are configured to permit feed to pass downwardly therethrough into said feed container;
said feed inlet structure having a plurality of radially spaced-apart tapered shoulders extending upwardly therefrom;
a vertically disposed hanger member having upper and lower ends;
said lower end of said hanger member being secured to said feed inlet structure;
said hanger member extending vertically upwardly from said feed inlet structure and said feed container;
an elongated and vertically disposed cylindrical mesh shroud having an upper end and a lower end;
said shroud having a feed tray blocking member secured to and extending around said shroud above said lower end of said shroud;
said shroud enclosing said feed container and said feed tray;
said shroud having a plurality of perches secured thereto at its said lower end;
a cover fixedly secured to said upper end of said shroud;
said cover having an upper side and a lower side;
said cover including an outer end which has a diameter greater than the diameter of said shroud;
said cover having a central opening formed therein;
said hanger member extending upwardly through said central opening in said cover whereby said upper end of said hanger member is positioned above said cover;
said upper end of said hanger member being configured to be operatively secured to an overhead support;
said shroud being vertically movable between an upper position and a lower position with respect to said feed container;
a coil spring having a movable upper end and a stationary lower end;
said coil spring being positioned between said feed inlet structure and said lower side of said cover;
said lower end of said coil spring extending around said tapered shoulders of said feed inlet structure and being in direct engagement therewith;
said upper end of said coil spring being in operative engagement with said lower side of said cover;
said coil spring yieldably maintaining said shroud in its said upper position;
said shroud being movable from its said upper position to its said lower position upon a squirrel climbing onto said shroud or said perches whereby said upper end of said coil spring is compressed downwardly towards said stationary lower end of said coil spring; and
said feed tray blocking member being positioned outwardly of said feed tray, when said shroud is in said lower position, to deny access to said feed tray.

US Pat. No. 10,455,816

SENSOR BASED ACTIVITY MONITOR

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for detecting activity quantity of an object, comprising:a single integrated circuit device having integrated therein:
a sensor configured to sense one or more movements of the object, and to generate a first sensing signal based on the sensed one or more movements, the first sensing signal having one or more magnitudes corresponding to the sensed one or more movements;
a signal level comparator comprising:
a differential amplifier configured to receive the first sensing signal at a first input node of the differential amplifier and receive a threshold value signal at a second input node of the differential amplifier, said threshold value signal received at said second input node as a feedback signal from an output node of said differential amplifier through a resistor circuit, compare each of the one or more magnitudes of the first sensing signal with the threshold value signal, determine one or more portions of the first sensing signal whose magnitudes exceed the threshold value signal based on a comparison result between each of the one or more magnitudes and the threshold value, and output, through the output node of the differential amplifier, the determined one or more portions of the first sensing signal as a second sensing signal to a state machine implemented by a processor;
the state machine processor capturing one or more events, each captured event corresponding to one of the one or more movements of the object, based on acceleration data included in the second sensing signal;
a counter configured to receive the captured one or more events from the state machine processor, add the received captured one or more events to an accumulated number of movements, and output the accumulated number of the movements to each of a trigger signal generator and a radio transceiver;
the trigger signal generator configured to:
determine whether at least two trigger conditions are satisfied at least based on the accumulated number of the movements received from the counter, a first trigger condition related to the accumulated number of the movements and a second trigger condition related to an elapsed time, said elapsed time being provided by a timer in synchronization with the counter; and
generate a trigger signal in response to determination that the at least two trigger conditions are satisfied; and
output the trigger signal to the radio transceiver, said transceiver being normally in an unpowered off-state:
the radio transceiver configured to:
determine whether the trigger signal is received from the trigger signal generator;
be automatically powered up to an on-state from said off-state in response to determining that the trigger signal is received;
receive the accumulated number of the movements and ID information corresponding to the object;
generate an activity quantity signal based on the accumulated number of the movements and the ID information; and
transmit the activity quantity signal over a communication network;
wherein said capturing of the one or more events further comprises: combining acceleration data included in the first sensing signal and a gait cycle of a pedestrian model to recognize an event corresponding to a movement.

US Pat. No. 10,455,815

PET LEASH WITH PET WASTE PICKUP/CARRY BAG

1. An apparatus, comprising:a pet leash having a pet connection end and a handle end;
a resilient frame secured to the pet leash, the resilient frame is moveable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and the resilient frame is biased to the open configuration, and the resilient frame includes a bag retention mechanism;
the pet leash includes first and second portions between the pet connection end and the handle end, wherein the first and second portions form a loop, and the resilient frame is secured to the first and second portions within the loop formed thereby;
a pouch secured to the resilient frame;
the pouch defining an interior space, an upper end secured to the resilient frame, and a closed bottom end; the upper end of the pouch being open when the resilient frame is at the open configuration and the upper end of the pouch being closed when the resilient frame is at the closed configuration;
a disposable bag removably secured within the interior space of the pouch and lining walls of the pouch; the disposable bag having an upper end adjacent to the upper end of the pouch and releasably secured to the bag retention mechanism, and the disposable bag having a closed bottom end adjacent to the closed bottom end of the pouch, whereby the upper end of the disposable bag is open when the upper end of the pouch is open, and the upper end of the disposable bag is closed when the upper end of the pouch is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,455,814

FLEA COLLAR FOR PETS

Coastal Pet Products, Inc...

1. A collar for an animal comprising:a first elongate strap;
a second elongate strap, wherein the width of the second strap is less than the width of the first strap, the second strap comprising a material which protects the pet from infestation with pests;
a plurality of retainers, each said retainer comprising a first aperture formed by directly opposed first and second walls, and a second aperture being formed by said second wall and a third wall directly opposed to said second wall so that said first aperture is positioned adjacent to said second aperture, said first aperture being larger than said second aperture; and
said first aperture receiving said first elongate strap, said second aperture receiving the second elongate strap;
wherein the first elongate strap is configured to hide the second elongate strap.

US Pat. No. 10,455,813

HANDGRIP FOR A LEASH

Nano Pet Products LLC, N...

1. A handgrip for a leash, comprising a body with a grip part for holding said handgrip wherein said handgrip is embodied for connecting said leash, wherein said handgrip comprises a guiding rail for slidingly coupling said leash along a displacement path.

US Pat. No. 10,455,812

PET EXCREMENT CATCHER

1. A collection device comprising:an extension shaft, a capture structure, a hinge mechanism, and a grip;
wherein the capture structure, the hinge mechanism, and the grip attach to the extension shaft;
wherein the collection device is adapted for use with a companion animal;
wherein the collection device is a device for capturing an elimination from the companion animal;
wherein the collection device is adapted for use with a client;
wherein the collection device is an extension apparatus that extends the reach between the companion animal and the client;
wherein the hinge mechanism is a mechanical device;
wherein the hinge mechanism is a rotating structure that attaches an upper jaw to the end of an inferior arm that is distal from a medial arm;
wherein the hinge mechanism attaches the upper jaw to the inferior arm such that the upper jaw rotates from a position of alignment with a bottom jaw to a position parallel to the center axis of the inferior arm;
wherein a superior arm, the medial arm, and a detent combine to form a telescopic structure;
wherein the superior arm is a hollow prism-shaped structure that is further defined with an inner dimension;
wherein the medial arm is further defined with an outer dimension;
wherein the superior arm and the medial arm are geometrically similar;
wherein the outer dimension of the medial arm is less than the inner dimension of the superior arm such that the medial arm inserts into the superior arm in a telescopic manner;
wherein the telescopic arrangement of the extension shaft allows the length of the extension shaft adjusts by adjusting the relative position of the medial arm within the superior arm;
wherein the detent is a mechanical device that connects and secures the superior arm to the medial arm;
wherein the extension shaft is an adjustable structure;
wherein the extension shaft adjusts the reach between the client and the companion animal.

US Pat. No. 10,455,810

WIRELESS LOCATION ASSISTED ZONE GUIDANCE SYSTEM REGION LOOKUP

GPSIP, Inc., Oshkosh, WI...

1. A method of electronically selecting, with electrical circuitry including at least a processor therein, a wireless location assisted zone guidance system region representation that is electrically stored in electronically accessible memory and that defines an electrical control signal associated with a current geographic location, comprising the steps of:initiating said electrical circuitry;
electrically locating position fixing signal transmitters;
determining said current geographic location based upon electrical transmissions received from said position fixing signal transmitters;
ascertaining presence of at least one stored assisted guidance region and responsive thereto generating a first ascertain result indicative of no stored assisted guidance regions when no presence is ascertained and generating a second ascertain result indicative of at least one stored assisted guidance region when presence is ascertained;
generating a new region query to create a new assisted guidance region responsive to said first ascertain result;
comparing said current geographic location with a plurality of geographic locations represented by said first one of said at least one stored assisted guidance region responsive to said second ascertain result and responsive thereto generating a first compare result indicative of said current geographic location corresponding to a one of said plurality of geographic locations represented by said first one of said at least one stored assisted guidance region;
setting a current assisted guidance region to said first one of said at least one stored assisted guidance region responsive to said first compare result; and
outputting said electrical control signal associated with a said current geographic location to at least one animal stimulation apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,455,809

CONFORMABLE AND REUSABLE LICK DETERRENT

Mark L. Anderson, Spring...

1. A method of using an electronic device worn by an animal or human, comprising:applying a device to a first area of the animal or human, the device comprising a flexible substrate having a first side surface and an opposite second side surface, the substrate being physically conformable in three directions, along its length, width and thickness, the substrate further being stretchable along its length (x) with a first conductive trace and a second conductive trace both on the first side surface of the substrate, the second trace electrically insulated from the first trace, the first and second conductive traces also being conformable in three directions and stretchable at least along their length, including conforming the device to the first area in the three directions; and
electrically connecting a first power source to the device, the first power source including a battery pack connected to the substrate, the battery pack retaining a battery having an anode and a cathode, the battery pack retaining at least one of the anode or the cathode electrically against the first trace, and the battery pack including a terminal extension for connecting the other of the anode or the cathode to the second conductive trace.

US Pat. No. 10,455,808

ANIMAL MARKING MACHINE

Vium, Inc, San Mateo, CA...

1. A method of marking a rodent tail comprising the steps:(a) marking on the rodent tail, with a marking-machine, a machine-readable code portion comprising a plurality of evenly spaced bars of varying length perpendicular to the longitudinal axis the rodent tail;
(b) marking on the rodent tail, with the marking-machine, a human-readable code portion comprising a plurality of human-readable alphanumeric characters;
wherein the machine-readable code portion and the human-readable code portion do not code the same data and the data coded by each is not as subset of the other data; and
wherein the marking-machine comprises:
a tattooing head, adapted be raised and lowered;
a linear gantry supporting the tattooing head wherein the gantry is configured to allow the tattooing head to move along the gantry;
a tail roller, which rolls the rodent tail around its longitudinal axis to mark the tail,
wherein the machine-readable code portion of the mark comprises a continuous spine parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tail.

US Pat. No. 10,455,807

PET FOUNTAINS

Pet Mate Ltd., Surrey (G...

1. A pet fountain comprisingan upper bowl;
a base including a lower bowl, and a carrier wall that separates the lower bowl into first and second side regions;
the upper bowl being removeably securable to the base and the carrier wall so that the upper bowl is elevated above the level of the base and above the first side region; and
wherein the second side region of the lower bowl is sufficiently large to accommodate the upper bowl when the upper bowl is not secured to the base.

US Pat. No. 10,455,806

DEVICE AND METHOD OF RESTRICTING ANIMAL LITTER MOVEMENT

Vium Inc., San Mateo, CA...

1. A device for a purpose of restricting movement of animal litter in an animal cage comprising:walls, wherein the walls define three volumetric zones, each zone proximal to a floor in an animal cage:
an equipment zone,
an outside zone, and
a channel zone;
two or more baffles in the channel zone, wherein a height of the baffles is lower than a height of the walls;
one or more mechanical elements adapted to fit against an interior of animal age such that the device is constrained to a predetermined location in the cage;
wherein the channel zone connects the outside zone to the equipment zone free of walls;
wherein the three zones are open on top;
wherein the combination of sides of the animal cage and walls create a barrier around the equipment zone such that the only access, free of walls, between the equipment zone and the outside zone is via the channel zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,805

DISPOSABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE LITTER SYSTEM FOR ANIMALS

Litter One, LLC, Waverly...

1. A biodegradable litter kit for use by an animal comprising:a foldable box comprising a tray portion for holding litter wherein the tray has a bottom and at least one side extending away from the bottom and further comprising a retractable lid such that the lid may be selectively moved from a position in which it prevents access to the tray portion of the box into a position in which an animal may access the tray of the box to deposit waste in the litter;
a substantially flat false bottom positioned within the tray wherein the false bottom is adapted to hold a layer of fresh litter at a position located between the false bottom of the tray and the retractable lid and not in contact with the bottom of the tray and wherein the false bottom defines multiple perforations wherein the perforations in the false bottom are too small to permit passage of the fresh litter to the bottom of the tray but are sufficiently large as to permit soiled litter which is partially dissolved to pass through the perforations, the false bottom being located a distance sufficient from the bottom of the tray to allow soiled litter to freely fall into and accumulate in a space defined between the false bottom and the tray bottom; and
at least one support member running between the bottom of the tray and the false bottom;
wherein the litter box and the perforated false bottom are all biodegradable and wherein the false bottom is sufficiently rigid to support the weight of the litter while defining the space.

US Pat. No. 10,455,804

TOILET FOR CAT

1. A toilet for a cat, for separating excreta into feces and urine, said toilet for cat comprising:a supporting part, having a supporting surface and an egestion opening formed on said supporting surface;
a feces storage container, disposed below said supporting surface and having a first entrance;
an inclined classifying part, having a sloped surface and at least one through hole formed on said sloped surface, wherein said sloped surface is exposed through said egestion opening for guiding said feces, so that said feces move from said sloped surface to said first entrance and enter said feces storage container from said first entrance; and
a urine storage container, disposed below said sloped surface, for storing said urine flowed from said at least one through hole;
wherein the supporting part comprises a guide concavity extending from said egestion opening, said guide concavity is disposed above said urine storage container, and said inclined classifying part further comprises a lower end disposed within said guide concavity, said guide concavity comprises:
a bottom portion, having a concave surface;
a drain outlet formed on said concave surface, wherein said urine storage container comprises a second entrance aligned to said drain outlet, and said drain outlet is disposed at a lowest portion of said concave surface relative to said second entrance;
a pair of first sidewalls facing each other, extending from said egestion opening to said bottom portion, wherein said inclined classifying part is disposed between said pair of first sidewalls;
a second sidewall, connected between said pair of first sidewalls and facing said sloped surface; and
an opening, formed between said second sidewall and said bottom portion and connected to said first entrance, wherein said lower end is disposed at said opening.

US Pat. No. 10,455,803

SUPPORT ARM ASSEMBLY AND MILKING PARLOUR

DELAVAL HOLDING AB, Tumb...

1. A support arm assembly (2) for milking equipment, the support arm assembly (2) comprising:a pivotable support arm (6) comprising
a first pivot member (12), and
an elongated arm member (14) having a distal end portion (24) and a proximal end portion (26), the elongated arm member (14) being configured to support a milking cluster (28) of the milking equipment at the distal end portion (24), the first pivot member (12) being connected to the proximal end portion (26);
a stationary arm suspension (8) configured to support the pivotable support arm (6), the stationary arm suspension (8) comprising a second pivot member (16), the first pivot member (12) and the second pivot member (16) interacting to permit the distal end portion (24) of the elongated arm member (14) to be pivoted in a first direction (18) and an opposite second direction (20) in a substantially horizontal plane; and
a holding device (36) configured to maintain the elongated arm member (14) in a first pivotal position when the elongated arm member (14) is subjected to a pivotal force smaller than a first pivotal position threshold force in the first direction (18) or the second direction (20) and to prevent the elongated arm member (14) from being pivoted beyond the first pivotal position in the first direction (18).

US Pat. No. 10,455,782

GARDEN WATERING CONTROLLERS

HOZELOCK LIMITED, Birmin...

1. A garden watering controller for operating a valve for controlling supply of water into a garden watering arrangement, the controller comprising:a light sensor for sensing ambient light levels, and
a central unit for receiving sensed light level signals from the light sensor and for outputting control signals for operating the valve in dependence on the sensed light level signals; wherein
the central unit is programmable such that the control signals output by the central unit, and hence resulting operation of the valve, are dependent on a stored program;
the garden watering controller comprises a user interface for allowing a user to program the operation of the central unit;
wherein the garden watering controller is programmable to provide watering operation at:
i) dusk;
ii) dawn;
iii) dawn and dusk;
and the user interface comprises a first user control for programming the controller to control whether watering should occur at dusk, dawn, or dawn and dusk; and
the first user control is arranged for indicating the duration for which watering should occur at a selected time.

US Pat. No. 10,455,781

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SURFACE IRRIGATION BASED ON SURFACE WATER DEPTH INFORMATION

China Institute of Water ...

1. A method for controlling surface irrigation based on surface water depth information, comprising:Step a. measuring, by a water level and water stream information pressure sensor provided in target farmland blocks, in real time, surface water depths and water stream advancing durations of each of measuring points in a first half of a target farmland block, and transmitting the surface water depths and water stream advancing durations to a computer,
Step b. substituting, by a processor of the computer, the surface water depths and the water stream advancing durations into a surface irrigation model stored in a memory of the computer, to obtain initial values of soil infiltration parameters, substituting, by the processor of the computer, in turn the initial values of the soil infiltration parameters into the surface irrigation model, to obtain, by the processor of the computer, analogue values of surface water depths of each of measuring points having water before a preset measuring point when the water stream in the first half of the target farmland block has advanced to the preset measuring point, by using an objective function that an average value of errors between measured values of the surface water depths of each of the measuring points having water before the preset measuring point and the analogue values of the surface water depths of each of the measuring points having water before the preset measuring point when the water stream in the first half of the target farmland block has advanced to the preset measuring point is minimum, establishing, by the processor of the computer, a soil infiltration parameter solving model, and reversely solving and optimizing the soil infiltration parameters, and
Step c. substituting, by the processor of the computer, the soil infiltration parameters that are obtained by the reversely solving and optimizing into the surface irrigation model stored in the memory of the computer, to predict, by the processor of the computer, a complete process of the surface irrigation, and adjusting, by the processor of the computer, an irrigation duration according to the prediction result, thereby realizing accurate control of the surface irrigation process,
wherein a calculating formula of the surface irrigation model stored in the memory of the computer is shown as follows:

wherein, x is a horizontal coordinate in the horizontal direction of an already known target farmland block, in units of m, t is a water stream advancing duration in the first half of the target farmland block that is actually measured, in units of s, h is a surface water depth in the first half of the target farmland block that is actually measured, in units of m, Q is a discharge per unit width of the water stream in the x-direction that is actually measured, in units of m3/(s·m), U is an average flow velocity of a water stream in the direction perpendicular to the x-direction that is actually measured, in units of m/s, b is a land surface elevation of the already known target farmland block, in units of m, n is a Manning roughness coefficient, with an empirical value of 0.08-0.12, in units of m/s1/3, g is the gravitational acceleration, in units of m/s2, and ic is a surface water infiltration rate, in units of m3/(s·m2), wherein, ic=k?t?-1, and k and ? are both the soil infiltration parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,455,780

IN LINE BUTTON DRIP EMITTER

1. A cylindrical drip emitter for bonding to an inner surface of a conduit having a general fluid flow direction, comprising:a cover including,
a cylindrical cavity having an open end, and
a fluid inlet providing fluid communication between an outer surface of said cover and an inner surface of said cylindrical cavity; and
a body including,
a cylindrical portion having a main axis, and a regulator chamber, and
an outlet chamber extending along said main axis, from an end of said cylindrical portion in fluid communication with said regulator chamber; said outlet chamber having an aperture facing away from said cylindrical portion and bounded by a rim;
wherein, said cylindrical portion is shaped and sized for insertion into said cylindrical cavity to form a labyrinth flow path by at least one baffle protruding inward from said inner surface of said cylindrical cavity, at least one baffle protruding outward from an outer surface of said cylindrical portion of said body, and one or more of the at least one baffle protruding outward from said outer surface of said cylindrical cavity protrudes in a direction which is in said general fluid flow direction of the conduit after said bonding;
wherein, said labyrinth flow path connects said fluid inlet of the cover to said regulator chamber when said cylindrical portion is inserted into said cylindrical cavity; and
wherein, said rim is exposed through said open end of said cylindrical cavity for bonding to said inner surface of said conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,455,779

IRRADIANCE-CONTROLLED FIXTURE FOR HORTICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method for operating lighting fixtures in horticultural applications, the method comprising:receiving a user input of a desired irradiance for a first color channel of one or more lighting fixtures that irradiates a plant bed, wherein each of the one or more lighting fixtures comprises at least one light emitting diode (LED) array;
determining, for each of the one or more lighting fixtures, a pulse width modulation (PWM) setting of the first color channel such that each of the one or more lighting fixtures irradiate the plant bed at the desired irradiance based on calibration data stored in each of the one or more lighting fixtures, wherein the calibration data comprises:
a total light output of each of the at least one LED array measured in an integrating sphere; and
an irradiance map of irradiance values of a plurality of color channels, including the first color channel, driven at a predetermined PWM setting at a predetermined distance from the lighting fixture; and
applying, to each of the one or more lighting fixtures, the determined PWM setting of the first color channel.

US Pat. No. 10,455,778

METHOD FOR CULTIVATING CORDYCEPS MILITARIS FRUITING BODY

FOOD INDUSTRY RESEARCH AN...

1. A method for cultivating Cordyceps militaris fruiting body, comprising:a) providing a seed source, and the seed source being activated C. militaris spores or C. militaris mycelia;
b) providing a solid-state culture medium, wherein the solid-state culture medium comprises rice;
c) inoculating the rice of the solid-state culture medium of step b) with the seed source of step a), and cultivating the solid-state culture medium inoculated with the seed source until a fruiting body of C. militaris is formed;
characterized in that: the rice of the solid-state culture medium of step b) is absorbed with a tea liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,455,777

ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONTROLLED SECURITY ENCLOSURE FOR PLANT MATERIAL

1. A security device for a plant comprising:wherein the security device for a plant comprises an inner housing, an environmental system, an outer frame, and a control system;
wherein the inner housing, the environmental system, and the control system are mounted within the outer frame;
wherein the plant is contained within the inner housing;
wherein the environmental system controls the environmental conditions within the inner housing;
wherein the environmental system is an apparatus that maintains the temperature and humidity within the inner housing;
wherein the environmental system comprises a temperature module and a humidity control;
wherein the temperature module is an apparatus that controls the temperature within the inner chamber of the inner housing;
wherein the humidity control is an apparatus that controls the humidity within the inner chamber of the inner housing;
wherein the control system is an electrical device that limits access into and out of the inner housing;
wherein the control system regulates the environmental conditions maintained within the inner housing;
wherein the control system comprises a logic module, a communication module, a display, a keypad, an electronic lock, an air temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, a carbon dioxide sensor, and a pressure sensor;
wherein the logic module, the communication module, the display, the keypad, the electronic lock, the air temperature sensor, the humidity sensor, the carbon dioxide sensor, and the pressure sensor are electrically interconnected;
wherein the inner housing is a first hollow rectangular block structure;
wherein the inner housing comprises an inner structure, an inner panel, an exchange fan, a makeup fan, and a first open face;
wherein the inner housing further comprises a first lamp, a second lamp, and a third lamp;
wherein the inner panel, the exchange fan, the makeup fan, the first lamp, the second lamp, and the third lamp are mounted on the inner structure;
wherein the outer frame is a housing that contains the inner housing, the environmental system, and the control system;
wherein the outer frame comprises an outer structure, a front cover, a door frame, a glass door, an exhaust fan, tank cover, and a second open face;
wherein the front cover, the door frame, the glass door, the exhaust fan, the tank cover and the second open face are attached to the outer structure;
wherein the inner panel forms an interior chamber of the inner housing; wherein the inner panel is a separate rectangular plate that is used to enclose the first open face;
wherein the inner panel comprises a first door aperture;
wherein the first door aperture forms an aperture into the inner structure;
wherein the exchange fan is mounted through a wall of the inner structure;
wherein the exchange fan expels air from the interior chamber of the inner housing;
wherein the makeup fan is mounted through a wall of the inner structure;
wherein the makeup fan pumps air into the interior chamber of the inner housing;
wherein the first lamp is a UVC lamp;
wherein the second lamp is a UVC lamp;
wherein the third lamp is a UVC lamp;
wherein the first lamp, the second lamp, and the third lamp are identical.

US Pat. No. 10,455,776

DYNAMIC DETECTION DEVICE FOR GROWTH OF POTTED CROP AND DETECTION METHOD THEREFOR

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, (CN)...

1. A dynamic detection device for the growth of a potted crop, comprising a detection platform and a rotating shaft, wherein, a rotating motor is mounted on a bottom end of the rotating shaft and configured to drive the rotating shaft to rotate;a first cantilever frame is fixed to a top part of the rotating shaft, and a laser ranging sensor is mounted at a tail end of the first cantilever frame;
a second cantilever frame is fixed to a bottom part of the rotating shaft, and a first step motor is fixed to the rotating shaft and configured to drive the second cantilever frame to move left and right via a gear-and-rack device;
a pressure sensor is mounted at a tail end of the second cantilever frame;
a second step motor is arranged on the detection platform and configured to drive the rotating shaft to move left and right via the gear-and-rack device;
wherein the detection platform is further provided with several bases, each of which is provided with a load sensor, and the bases are arranged circularly along the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,455,775

SYSTEM FOR GROWING PLANT UNDER SHADE

1. An equipment for capturing and channelling sun light under a shaded region, said equipment comprising: a sun light capturing unit attached to an upper end of a solar tube; a bent portion configured on a lower end of said solar tube, wherein said upper end of said solar tube is stationary and is positioned above a tree line of a canopy of trees, and said lower end is positioned proximal to the ground under the canopy of trees, wherein said solar tube is configured to direct said sun light to said lower end, wherein said bent portion is configured to rotate relative to said upper end of said solar tube by means of a drive mechanism, such that, said rotation of said bent portion causes the sun light to be directed in a desired direction and wherein one or more sensors are configured to be operatively coupled with said equipment in order to guide said rotation of said bent portion in desired areas, said one or more sensors being configured to detect areas of deficient sun light.

US Pat. No. 10,455,774

HAND-HELD MINIATURE AUTOMATIC TREE INJECTION DEVICE

Arborjet, Inc., Woburn, ...

1. A method for injecting an agent into a tree for use by a user, the method comprising the following steps:(a) providing a portable hand-holdable tree injection device capable of delivering a variable but continuous injection of a pre-chosen agent at different injection pressures into the tree's trunk, wherein the device is powered by a portable air tank or regulator, the device weighs between 1-4 pounds, and the device comprises a clear metering barrel, an air piston, a flow control valve, an injector check valve, a needle at the end of the device, and an on/off switch;
(b) adjusting the dose of the agent to be injected into the tree by using the clear metering barrel to identify the dose to be applied;
(c) adjusting the air pressure to be between about 1 psi-125 psi;
(d) inserting the needle into the tree;
(e) turning the on/off switch to the on position, and then releasing the switch, such that the user is not required to hold the on/off switch in the on position throughout injection, wherein turning the on/off switch to the on position opens the injector check valve to allow the agent to be injected into the tree;
(f) thereby injecting the tree with the agent.

US Pat. No. 10,455,773

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND PLANT CULTIVATION METHOD

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting element having a light emission peak wavelength in a range of 380 nm or more and 490 nm or less; and
a first fluorescent material that is excited by light from the light emitting element and emits light having at least one light emission peak wavelength in a range of 580 nm or more and less than 680 nm, wherein the first fluorescent material contains:
a fluorogermanate fluorescent material that is activated by Mn4+, and
a fluorescent material that has a composition containing at least one element selected from Sr and Ca, and Al, and contains silicon nitride that is activated by Eu2+; and
a second fluorescent material that is excited by light from the light emitting element and emits light having at least one light emission peak wavelength in a range of 680 nm or more and 800 nm or less, wherein
the light emitting device emits light having a ratio RB of a photon flux density R to a photon flux density B within a range of 2.0 or more and 4.0 or less, and a ratio R/FR of the photon flux density R to a photon flux density FR within a range of 0.7 or more and 2.0 or less, wherein
the photon flux density R is in a wavelength range of 620 nm or more and less than 700 nm,
the photon flux density B is in a wavelength range of 380 nm or more and 490 nm or less, and
the photon flux density FR is in a wavelength range of 700 nm or more and 780 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,455,772

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF REGULATING PLANT GROWTH USING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A light emitting device, comprising a light source, a drive module and a dimming control module; whereinthe drive module is connected to the light source and the dimming control module, the dimming control module is configured to output a control signal to the drive module, the drive module is configured to adjust brightness of the light source according to the control signal, and
the dimming control module comprises a first controller configured to perform pulse width modulation (PWM), wherein
by means of pulse width modulation, the first controller sequentially outputs;
a high-level control signal with a duration of h1;
a control signal with a duration of h2 in transition from a high level to a low level;
a low-level control signal with a duration of h3; and
a control signal with a duration of h4 in transition from the low level to the high level.

US Pat. No. 10,455,771

PLANT GROWTH ACCELERATION SYSTEM

eAgritech, Inc., Tokyo (...

1. A plant growth acceleration system is composed of an electron generation means that generates electrons and an electron radiation means that radiates electrons to a plant growth area, and the plant growth acceleration system is characterized as follows:the plant growth area is in an electrically grounded condition;
the electron generation means has a transformer circuit that transforms AC power inputted to a primary circuit to high voltage and outputs from a secondary circuit; a first terminal of the secondary circuit is connected to the primary circuit, and a second terminal of the secondary circuit is connected to the electron radiation means; according to plus/minus inversion cycles of the AC power, in the state of the first terminal being in positive potential current from the second terminal to the electron radiation means is blocked, and in the state of the first terminal being in negative potential the current returns from the first terminal to the primary circuit; thus
only in the state of the first terminal being in negative potential, according to the inversion cycles, the electrons are transmitted cyclically from the second terminal to the electron radiation means;
the electron radiation means includes electron transmission parts that have electron radiation parts grounded to the plant growth area;
the electron transmission parts extend linearly;
the electron radiation parts extend linearly and are continuously grounded to the plant growth area; and
the electron radiation parts radiate only the electrons along the electron radiation parts, and accelerate plant growth.

US Pat. No. 10,455,770

NEEDLE COUPLING DEVICE FOR AN AGRICULTURAL BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:a bale chamber;
a plunger configured to compress crop material in the bale chamber in order to form a bale;
a plurality of knotters;
a needle yoke comprising a plurality of needles configured to deliver a plurality of lower strands through the bale chamber to the plurality of knotters;
a tucker arm shaft carrying a plurality of tucker arms configured to deliver a plurality of upper strands to the plurality of knotters;
a driving shaft located above the bale chamber and extending in a traverse direction of the baler, the tucker arm shaft extending parallel to the driving shaft;
a tucker arm coupling device configured to covert a rotation of the driving shaft into a rotation of the tucker arm shaft;
a needle coupling device configured for establishing a coupling and an uncoupling between the driving shaft and the needle yoke, and the needle coupling device configured to convert a rotation of the driving shaft into a movement of the needle yoke from a rest position to a twine delivery position and back such that movement of the needle yoke is synchronized with the rotation of the tucker arm shaft;
a driveable knotter shaft coupled to the plurality of knotters; and
a knotter coupling device between the driving shaft and the driveable knotter shaft, the knotter coupling device configured to couple the driving shaft to the driveable knotter shaft,
wherein the plurality of knotters are configured to receive the plurality of upper and lower strands from the plurality of tucker arms and from the plurality of needles, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,455,769

AGRICULTURAL BALER WITH IMPROVED NEEDLE COUPLING DEVICE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A baler comprising:a bale chamber;
a plunger configured to compress crop material in the bale chamber in order to form a bale;
a needle yoke comprising a plurality of needles configured to deliver twine through the bale chamber;
a plurality of knotters configured to receive the twine from the plurality of needles;
a bale length measurement and trigger device configured to measure a length of the bale in the bale chamber and to generate a trigger when a predetermined length is reached;
a driving shaft located above the bale chamber and extending in a traverse direction of the baler;
a gear box configured to continuously rotate the driving shaft when the baler is in operation; and
a needle coupling device between the driving shaft and the needle yoke, the needle coupling device configured for moving the needle yoke from a rest position to a twine delivery position and back when the bale length measurement and trigger device generates a trigger, the needle coupling device comprising:
a crank arm attached to the driving shaft and co-rotating with the driving shaft; and
a plurality of coupling members positioned between the crank arm and the needle yoke, the plurality of coupling members configured for establishing an uncoupling and a coupling between the crank arm and the needle yoke when the bale length measurement and trigger device generates a trigger.

US Pat. No. 10,455,768

COVER PLATE FOR A CLEAN GRAIN AUGER IN A CLEANING SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:a chassis;
a threshing system carried by said chassis; and
a cleaning system carried by said chassis and positioned below said threshing system;
said cleaning system comprising:
at least one sieve;
a bottom pan positioned below the at least one sieve for receiving a clean grain, the bottom pan having a forward edge;
a cleaning fan;
a clean grain auger positioned below said sieve and adjacent to the forward edge of the bottom pan, extending laterally sideways and defining a longitudinal axis, and configured for transporting the clean grain to a grain tank; and
a cover plate positioned above said clean grain auger, said cover plate having a front edge and a rear edge which each extend generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of said clean grain auger, wherein said front edge and said rear edge are open to allow said clean grain to pass therebelow around the front edge and the rear edge to said clean grain auger, the front edge of the cover plate is positioned rearwardly of the cleaning fan and in front of the longitudinal axis of the clean grain auger, the rear edge of the cover plate is positioned above the forward edge of the bottom pan and behind the longitudinal axis of the clean grain auger, wherein said cover plate is non-planar with a scooped configuration that continuously converges from back to front toward the clean grain auger so that clean grain is directed from the bottom pan toward the clean grain auger and said cover plate forces said clean grain to remain in the clean grain auger as the clean grain auger is rotated at an increased rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,455,767

CHOPPER KNIFE WITH HARDENING COATING

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A chopper knife for an agricultural machine, the chopper knife comprising a plate-shaped blade having a front region and a rear region, in which the rear region is adapted for securing the blade to a blade support, the front region comprising at least one elongate cutting edge, the blade confined in transversal direction by longitudinal edges, the blade being provided with a coating extending across a surface of the blade,wherein a width and a thickness of the coating decreases in a direction from the front region towards the rear region of the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,455,766

SLATS FOR USE WITHIN A MATERIAL MOVING SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL COMBINE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A slat for use within a material moving system of an agricultural combine, the slat comprising:an elongated slat member extending in a lengthwise direction between a first end and a second end and in a widthwise direction between a front side and a rear side, the elongated slat member comprising:
a connector web extending in the lengthwise direction between the first and second ends and in the widthwise direction between the front and rear sides, the connector web defining an outer surface and an inner surface;
a front wall extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web along the front side of the elongated slat member;
a rear wall extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web along the rear side of the elongated slat member; and
an outer rib extending outwardly from the outer surface of the connector web, the outer rib extending in the lengthwise direction between the first and second ends and being spaced apart from the front and rear walls in the widthwise direction of the elongated slat member.

US Pat. No. 10,455,765

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE HEIGHT OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT RELATIVE TO THE GROUND

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method for automatically controlling a height of an implement of an agricultural work vehicle relative to a ground surface, the method comprising:monitoring, with at least one computing device, the height of the implement relative to the ground surface;
determining, with the at least one computing device, an implement height error by comparing the height of the implement with a predetermined target height;
calculating, with the at least one computing device, a proportional signal gain based on the implement height error, the proportional signal gain varying with the implement height error, wherein calculating the proportional signal gain comprises at least one of:
applying, with the at least one computing device, a discontinuous function such that the proportional signal gain is equal to a predetermined constant when the implement height error is less than a predetermined threshold error; or
applying, with the at least one computing device, a saturation function such that the proportional signal gain does not exceed a predetermined maximum gain;
calculating, with the at least one computing device, a proportional signal based on the implement height error raised to a power greater than one, wherein the proportional signal is based on a product of the implement height error and the proportional signal gain to raise the implement height error to the power greater than one; and
adjusting, with the at least one computing device, the height of the implement relative to the ground surface based on the proportional signal.

US Pat. No. 10,455,764

HARVESTER COMBINE HEADER LIFTING POWER UNIT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A header for an agricultural harvester, the header comprising:an articulating header body that is configured to be connected to the harvester, the articulating header body comprising multiple sections that are configured to articulate with respect to each other, the articulating header body configured for cutting plants from the ground and distributing those plants to a feeder of the agricultural harvester;
at least two wheels attached to the articulating header body for contacting the ground to support the articulating header body above the ground, each wheel being attached to a different section of the multiple sections of the articulating header body; and
a first lifting power unit for moving one wheel of the at least two wheels with respect to a first section of the articulating header body to adjust a distance between said first section of the articulating header body and the ground; and
a second lifting power unit for moving another wheel of the at least two wheels with respect to a second section of the articulating header body to adjust a distance between said second section of the articulating header body and the ground,
wherein the first and second lifting power units are configured to move the respective sections of the articulating header body to different heights.

US Pat. No. 10,455,763

HARVEST ANALYSIS SYSTEM INTENDED FOR USE IN A MACHINE

DINAMICA GENERALE S.P.A.,...

1. A combine (2) including a harvest analysis system, the harvest analysis system comprising at least an image acquisition device (4, 40) and at least a processing unit (1) connected to said acquisition device (4, 40) and in turn comprising:at least a memory module (10), wherein at least a first reference image is stored; and
at least a comparison module (11, 12) configured for making a comparison between the images relating to the harvested products acquired by said device (4, 40) and said reference image;
wherein the combine includes an internal conveyor and processing path for the harvested products, located between cutting and picking means of the harvest (6) and a tank (7);
wherein the combine comprises, downstream of said cutting means, devices for conveying the cut products to a separation device (9), based on whose action the grains are separated from the rest of the plant for being brought into a sieving station (91) of the combine, in which they are subject to the action of different separators that allow the grains to be isolated from the useless parts and then conveyed by means of an elevator (93) towards said tank (7), where they accumulate;
wherein said image acquisition device (4) is placed downstream of the cutting means (6) but upstream of the separation device (9);
wherein the combine includes at least a NIR device (5) connected to the processing unit (1) and able to acquire the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation reflected and/or absorbed by the harvested products, wherein the processing unit (1) comprises a composition module (13) configured for assessing the chemical composition of the harvested products on the basis of the respective spectrum detected by said NIR device (5);
wherein the NIR device (5) is arranged along the conveyor and processing path upstream of the tank (7).

US Pat. No. 10,455,762

SUGAR BEET HARVEST APPARATUS

1. A root crop harvest apparatus, comprising:a frame having a coupling adapted to mechanically couple with a tractor;
at least one field cultivator affixed to said frame and having a ground piercing tooth;
at least one disc affixed to said frame, displaced from and trailing said at least one field cultivator along a longitudinal axis of said root crop harvest apparatus; and
at least four helical screw propellers affixed to said frame, displaced from and trailing said at least one field cultivator and said at least one disc along said longitudinal axis of said root crop harvest apparatus;
a first pair of said at least four helical screw propellers arranged in a V-shaped configuration within a horizontal plane configured to be immediately adjacent to and generally parallel to a surface of the earth; and
a second pair of said at least four helical screw propellers arranged in a V-shaped configuration within a plane parallel to and above said plane defined by said first pair of said at least four helical screw propellers, and extending more distally to said at least one field cultivator than said first pair of said at least four helical screw propellers.

US Pat. No. 10,455,761

APPARATUS FOR ADDING FERTILIZER TO WATER IN A SPRINKLER SYSTEM

American Hydro Systems, I...

1. An apparatus for injecting liquid fertilizer into a water flow line in a sprinkler system, including:an injector mechanism body having a water inlet and a water outlet adapted to be connected in the water flow line of the sprinkler system so that water flows through at least a portion of the injector mechanism body;
a plunger chamber;
a plunger movably positioned in the plunger chamber;
a paddle wheel positioned to be rotated by water flowing through the injector mechanism body;
a plunger gear coupled to the paddle wheel and the plunger so as to rotate when the paddle wheel rotates so as to move the plunger back and forth within the plunger chamber; and
a valve assembly secured at a fixed location in the plunger chamber, the valve assembly including a valve member having a conical surface, a first flange, a second flange and first and second notches separating the first and second flanges, first means for retaining the valve member in the plunger chamber and second means for retaining the valve member in the plunger chamber, the first means for retaining having a conical surface, the second means for retaining having two projections engaging the notches of the valve member and two projections supporting the first and second flanges of the valve member so as to form fluid flow paths around the flanges and wherein the conical surface of the valve member seals against the conical surface of the first means for retaining so as to prevent fluid flow through the valve assembly in at least one direction.

US Pat. No. 10,455,760

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR CROP INPUT VARIETY SELECTION

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A method of calculating a volume of a seed during planting comprising:adding a known volume of seed to a seed pool, wherein the seed pool has a fill level sensor;
dispensing seeds from the seed pool, and as the seeds are dispensed, counting the number of seeds with a seed sensor;
stopping counting when the fill level sensor indicates a seed level in the seed pool is below a fill level; and
calculating seed volume based on the known volume and the number of seeds counted.

US Pat. No. 10,455,759

QUICK RELEASE BEARING COUPLERS

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural metering system, comprising:a releasable bearing coupler configured to selectively couple a meter roller to a housing of the agricultural metering system, wherein the releasable bearing coupler comprises:
a shaft configured to be disposed through an opening in the housing and to engage a bearing, wherein the bearing is configured to be disposed within a recess of the meter roller to facilitate rotation of the meter roller about the shaft and to couple the meter roller to the housing via contact with the shaft; and
a locking segment configured to selectively interlock with a corresponding locking feature of the housing to secure the releasable bearing coupler to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,455,758

SEED LEVEL DETECTION IN A SEED METER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A vacuum seed meter, comprising:a housing defining a seed chamber wall and a vacuum channel wall;
a seed disc having seed cells defined as openings through a perimeter region of the seed disc, the seed disc carried by the housing for rotation about a rotational axis and being disposed between the seed chamber wall and the vacuum channel wall, the seed disc spaced apart from the seed chamber wall and the vacuum channel wall to define a seed chamber between the seed disc and the seed chamber wall and a vacuum channel between the seed disc and the vacuum channel wall; and
a first sensor carried by the housing and aimed at the perimeter region of the seed disc where the seed cells are defined,
wherein:
the rotational axis of the seed disc extends through a horizontal centerplane of the seed chamber;
the seed chamber defines a bottom end such that the seeds tend to move toward the bottom end of the seed chamber due to the influence of gravity; and
the first sensor is aimed at a targeted portion of the perimeter region located vertically between the bottom end of the seed chamber and the horizontal centerplane of the seed chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,455,757

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEED VARIETY SELECTION

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A system for planting seed, comprising:a first row unit configured to open a first planting trench;
a first seed meter having a first coded indicator with a first coding scheme, said first seed meter receiving a first seed type from a first hopper having a coded indicator with said first coding scheme, said first seed meter mounted to said first row unit; and
a second seed meter having a second coded indicator with a second coding scheme different from said first coding scheme, said second seed meter receiving a second seed type from a second hopper having a coded indicator with said second coding scheme, said second seed meter mounted to said first row unit;
wherein each of said coded indicators is disposed to be viewable and visually readable by an operator during planting operations.

US Pat. No. 10,455,756

AGRICULTURAL TRENCH DEPTH SENSING SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A method of measuring actual depth of a trench opened in a soil surface of a field by an opening disc of agricultural row unit, the agricultural row unit including a gauge wheel, the gauge wheel supported by a gauge wheel arm pivotally mounted to a frame of the agricultural row unit, a depth adjustment assembly having a plurality of selectable positions, each of the selectable positions establishing a selected trench depth by limiting an amount of upward travel of the gauge wheel relative to the opening disc, the method of measuring the actual trench depth comprising:as the agricultural row unit traverses the field with the depth adjustment assembly in one of the selectable trench depth positions, generating a trench depth signal related to an actual trench depth opened in the soil surface by the opening disc;
determining a measured trench depth value based on said trench depth signal;
determining a location of the agricultural row unit in the field based on a GPS signal;
associating said measured trench depth value with said location; and
generating a trench depth map spatially relating a plurality of locations in the field with the measured trench depth at each of said plurality of locations.

US Pat. No. 10,455,755

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STRIP TILL IMPLEMENT GUIDANCE MONITORING AND ADJUSTMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural system, comprising:a frame;
one or more row units coupled to the frame;
one or more imaging devices coupled to the frame, wherein the one or more imaging devices are configured to capture images of a field beneath the agricultural system as the agricultural system traverses the field; and
a controller comprising a processor and a memory, wherein the controller is configured to process the images captured by the one or more imaging devices, wherein processing the captured images comprises:
determining, based on the captured images, a location of an implement line aligned with a first row unit of the one or more row units;
determining, based on the captured images, a location of a center line of a first strip of a plurality of strips of the field, wherein the plurality of strips are separated by a plurality of rows of untilled land;
determining, based on the captured images, a location of a tracking line; and
determining whether the implement line and the tracking line are aligned with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,455,754

SAFETY CLUTCH FOR AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE OR TRAILED ACCESSORY THEREOF

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A clutch for an agricultural implement comprising:a rotating unit for connection to a powered shaft;
a selectively disengageable unit coaxial to the rotating unit to transfer a power torque;
a zero-backlash torque limiter operable in:
an engaged position where a biased plunger is housed in a seat to angularly connect the rotating unit and the selectively disengageable unit for torque transfer until a maximum torque level is reached; and
a disengaged position where the plunger is retracted outside the seat; and
a safety occlusion mechanism having an obstructing element selectively movable between an obstructing position, in which the obstructing element blocks the plunger from entering the seat, and a release position, in which the obstructing element does not block shape coupling between the plunger and the seat when the plunger and the seat overlap; and
a biased retainer,
wherein the occlusion mechanism is biased by a spring to switch to the obstruction position when the plunger exits the seat to reach the disengaged position when the maximum torque level is reached, and is operable against the bias of the spring by an operator to switch back into the release position, and
wherein the biased retainer snaps into a retaining position to maintain a predefined extraction position of the obstructing element in the seat when the occlusion mechanism is operated by the operator against the bias of the spring and the plunger is outside the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,455,753

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING IMPLEMENT TO MOBILE MACHINERY

1. Apparatus for connecting an implement to a three-point hitch of mobile machinery for controllable side-shifting movement of the connected implement, the three point hitch comprising an upper attachment point and two lower attachment points, the apparatus comprising:a) a first framework having a height, a length, and a depth, and comprising at least two parallel, vertically spaced apart, laterally extending rails, an upper cross beam, a lower cross beam, and at least two upwardly extending, laterally spaced apart studs attached to the cross beams and the rails, wherein the rails, the studs, and the cross beams are coplanar in a first framework plane, the first framework plane extending along the height and the length of the first framework;
b) three attachments attached to the first framework for attachment to the three-point hitch, the attachments comprising an upper attachment attached to the upper cross beam for attachment to the upper attachment point of the three-point hitch and two lower attachments attached to the lower cross beam for attachment to the lower attachment points of the three-point hitch;
c) a slidable second framework comprising at least two upwardly extending, laterally spaced apart posts and at least two sleeves attached to the posts, the posts and the sleeves being coplanar in the first framework plane, and wherein each sleeve is a surrounding sleeve mounted around one of the rails so that the slidable second framework can slide laterally back and forth along the rails;
d) three connectors supported by the slidable second framework for connecting the slidable second framework to the implement for movement of the implement by the mobile machinery and the slidable second framework; and
e) at least one driver connected to the first framework and connected to the slidable second framework for driving the slidable second framework laterally back and forth along the rails.
US Pat. No. 10,457,559

METHOD FOR PURIFYING HALOGENATED OLIGOSILANES

PSC POLYSILANE CHEMICALS ...

1. A method for purification of halogenated oligosilanes SinX2n+2 with n=2 through n=6 as compounds or as mixtures of compounds in which the substituents X comprise chlorine or chlorine and hydrogen, the process comprises the steps:(a) adding a complexing agent and a fluoride or fluoride mixture to the halogenated oligosilane, wherein fluoride F? from the fluoride or fluoride mixture is made available for a reaction in an amount of more than 1 ppb calculated as F? in relation to the mass of the halogenated oligosilane,
b) carrying out at least one processing step in which at least the fluoride acts upon the halogenated oligosilane, wherein the at least one processing step is selected from the group consisting of stirring, swirling, shaking, heating to reflux, and diffusing, wherein a solvent is added to the halogenated oligosilane and/or fluoride before or during the processing step, the solvent is selected from the group consisting of alkanes, cycloalkanes, ethers, aromatics, and chlorinated silanes, wherein the proportion of the solvent in the mixture with the halogenated oligosilanes is at least 0.01 mass % and wherein a siloxane as a pure compound or mixture of compounds selected from the group consisting of Cl3SiOSiCl3, Cl3SiOSiCl2SiCl3, and Cl3SiOSiCl2OSiCl3 is added to the halogenated oligosilane before or during the processing step, wherein the proportion of the siloxane in the mixture with the halogenated oligosilane is at least 0.001 mass %, and
(c) carrying out at least one separation method for the isolation of the halogenated oligosilane, wherein the separation method is selected from the group consisting of decanting, filtering, distilling, and subliming.
US Pat. No. 10,457,816

REINFORCED POWDER PAINT FOR COMPOSITES

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. A method comprising:providing an article and machining the article prior to applying a powder coating mixture;
applying the powder coating mixture to a surface of the article, the powder coating mixture comprising powder paint and reinforcing fibers; and
curing the powder paint.
US Pat. No. 10,457,818

CORROSION-RESISTANT METAL SUBSTRATE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A corrosion resistant metal substrate, comprising:a metal substrate;
a first coating layer consisting of sodium phosphate monobasic (NaH2PO4), wherein the first coating layer has an average thickness of 20-150 ?m; and
a second coating layer comprising nickel (Ni) nanoparticles,
wherein the first and second coating layers are of uniform thickness;
wherein the first coating layer is disposed between the metal substrate and the second coating layer; and
wherein the nickel nanoparticles are in the form of fine equiaxed grains with an average grain size of less than 100 nm existing in the form of colonies that are separated by crevices.
US Pat. No. 10,457,819

DIRT PICK-UP RESISTANT SILICONE COATING COMPOSITION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. An elastomeric coating composition comprising:a) at least one condensation polymerization-effective polymer bearing two or more silicon atoms of formula (I);
M1aM2bM3cM4dD1eD2fD3gD4h  (I)
wherein:
M1=R1R2R3SiO1/2
M2=R4R5R6SiO1/2
M3=R7R8R9SiO1/2
M4=R10R11R12SiO1/2
D1=R13R14SiO2/2
D2=R15R16SiO2/2
D3=R17R18SiO2/2
D4=R19R20SiO2/2
wherein, R1 and R13 are each independently an aliphatic group or an aromatic group having from 1 to 60 carbon atoms, an OH or —H or OR25, where R25 is an aliphatic or aromatic group having from 1 to 60 carbon atoms;
R2, R3, R5, R6, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R14, R16, R18, R19 and R20, are each independently an aliphatic or aromatic group having from 1 to 60 carbon atoms;
R4 and R15 are each independently of the formula:
—(CnH2n)—O—(C2H4O)o—(C3H6O)p—(C4H8O)q—R26, where R26 is a hydrogen or an aliphatic or aromatic group having from 1 to 60 carbon atoms, n is 0 to 6, o is 0 to 100, p is 0 to 100 and q is 0 to 50, provided o+p+q?0;
R7 and R17 are each independently a branched, linear or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated alkyl group having from 4 to 36 carbon atoms, and
the subscripts a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h are each independently zero or a positive integer, and provided that a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h?2, and a+b+c+d=2, and a+e?2, and
provided that the polymer of formula (I) contains at least two groups selected from —OH, —OR25 and combinations thereof;
b) a surface wetting agent chosen from a polyalkylene oxide-containing silane which contains an aliphatic hydrocarbon moiety between a silicon atom and a polyalkylene oxide moiety in the polyalkylene oxide-containing silane, a heteroatom-containing silane, a functionalized organosiloxane and, combinations thereof;
c) at least one filler; and,
d) a condensation catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,457,820

ALCOHOL-BASED PRINTING INK COMPOSITION

TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO.,...

1. An alcohol-containing printing ink composition comprising a colorant (E), a medium and a polyurethane urea resin (D) obtained by reacting a polyol (A), a diisocyanate (B) and a chain extender (C), whereinthe medium comprises an alcohol (F), wherein a proportion of the alcohol (F) is at least 50% by weight relative to a value of 100% by weight for the total medium,
the polyol (A) includes a polyester polyol (A0), and
the polyester polyol (A0) includes a hydrogenated castor oil polyol (A1) consisting of subunits including two or more units derived from a castor oil fatty acid or a hydrogenated castor oil fatty acid, wherein said two or more units are bound directly to each other via an ester bond, and a unit derived from a diol, and
the hydrogenated castor oil polyol (A1) has a side chain having a carbon number of 6.
US Pat. No. 10,459,359

TONER BINDER AND TONER

SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A toner binder comprising:a non-linear polyester modified resin (A),
wherein the non-linear polyester modified resin (A) is a modified resin having one or more carbon-carbon bonds crosslinking polyesters,
wherein the toner binder has a loss tangent tan ? of 2 to 20 in the entire temperature range of 110° C. to 130° C.,
wherein the polyester comprises a polyester (A1) having carbon-carbon double bonds, and the polyester (A1) having carbon-carbon double bonds has a glass transition temperature TgA1 of ?35° C. to 43° C.
US Pat. No. 10,457,822

INK COMPOSITION FOR MARKING RELEASE-TREATED SURFACE, AND PROTECTIVE FILM CONTAINING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An ink composition for marking on a release-treated surface, comprising:a binder resin based on an acryl or methacryl resin with a glycidyl group introduced as a functional group thereinto;
a dye; and
an organic solvent,wherein the binder resin;has a glass transition temperature of 40° C. or higher and has a glycidyl content of 400-600 g/eq as converted into epoxy equivalent weight; and
is present in an amount of 2-10% by weight, based on a total weight of the ink composition.
US Pat. No. 10,457,824

METHOD OF INKJET PRINTING

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method for inkjet printing, comprising:inkjet printing an aqueous inkjet ink composition onto a substrate to provide an inkjet printed image, wherein the aqueous inkjet ink composition has a viscosity of at least 1 centipoise and up to and including 100 centipoise at 25° C., and comprises:
(a) an aqueous solvent medium,
(b) a non-crosslinked, crosslinkable polyurethane having an acid number of at least 20 and up to and including 40, and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of up to and including 40° C.,
the non-crosslinked crosslinkable polyurethane derived from:
1) an aromatic diisocyanate; and
2) a diol mixture of at least D1, D2, and D3 diols, and optionally including a D4 diol,
wherein:
the D1 diol comprises a C3 to C7 aliphatic group between two hydroxy groups, and at least one pendant carboxy group or pendant neutralized carboxy group,
the D2 diol comprises a chain of one or more repeating C2 to C6 alkylene oxide groups and has a weight average molecular weight of at least 250 and up to and including 3,000,
the D3 diol is an alkoxylated bisphenol A or an aliphatic cyclic diol that is present in an amount of at least 5 mol %, based on the total molar amount of the D1 through D4 diols in the diol mixture, and
the D4 diol is a hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene having a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000, and when present, is present in an amount of at least 0.1 mol % and up to and including 5 mol %, based on the total molar amount of the D1 through D4 diols in the diol mixture;
(c) a dispersed pigment colorant;
(d) a humectant or organic co-solvent, and
(e) optionally, a crosslinking agent.
US Pat. No. 10,457,825

UV CURABLE INKJET INK COMPOSITIONS

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, ...

1. A UV curable inkjet ink composition, comprising:a monofunctional urethane acrylate component constituting 12-35% by weight of the UV curable inkjet ink composition, said monofunctional urethane acrylate component comprising either of a monomer and an oligomer;
an additional monomer component constituting 10-80% by weight of the UV curable inkjet ink composition, the 10-80% by weight of the additional monomer component is in addition to the 12-35% by weight of the monofunctional urethane acrylate component when the monofunctional urethane acrylate component is a monomer;
a photoinitiator component constituting 1-15% by weight of the UV curable inkjet ink composition; and
an additional oligomer component constituting more than 0% but no more than 20% by weight of the UV curable inkjet ink composition, the no more than 20% by weight of the additional oligomer component is in addition to the 12-35% by weight of the monofunctional urethane acrylate component when the monofunctional urethane acrylate component is an oligomer.
US Pat. No. 10,457,826

LEAD REFILL FOR WRITING, DRAWING AND/OR PAINTING DEVICES AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF


US Pat. No. 10,457,827

AQUEOUS, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL STABILIZED VINYL ACETATE-ETHYLENE-COPOLYMER DISPERSION HAVING HIGH FILLER COMPATIBILITY FOR CARPET COATING COMPOSITIONS

Wacker Chemie AG, Munich...

1. A carpet coating composition for consolidating carpets, which comprises an aqueous vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer dispersion obtained via free-radically initiated emulsion polymerization, in an aqueous medium, of vinyl acetate and ethylene and optionally further ethylenically unsaturated comonomers, wherein the dispersion comprises a stabilizing system comprising from 5 to 10 wt %, based on total comonomers, of one or more partially hydrolyzed and low molecular weight polyvinyl alcohols having a hydrolysis degree of respectively 80 to 95 mol % and a Hoeppler viscosity, in 4% aqueous solution, of respectively 1 to 5 mPas (DIN 53015 Hoeppler method at 20° C.) and comprising from 100 to 1400 wt % of filler, based on 100 wt % of vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (solids/solids).
US Pat. No. 10,456,290

LOW-MODULUS ELASTOMERIC COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREWITH

1. An elastomeric article having at least one layer, said at least one layer consisting essentially of 1) at least one styrene-block-ethylene-co-butylene-block-styrene (SEBS) film-forming polymer, and optionally, a polymeric material selected from the group consisting of rubber latex (NRL), synthetic polyisoprene (PI), polyurethane (PU), silicone, styrene-co-butadiene (SB), styrene-co-isoprene (SI), styrene-block-ethylene-co-propylene-block-styrene (SEPS), styrene-block-ethylene-co-ethylene-propylene-block-styrene (SEEPS), and mixtures thereof; 2) at least one plasticizer present in an amount of about 100 to less than 250 parts plasticizer per hundred parts of rubber (phr), and 3) optionally at least one filler selected from calcium carbonate, talc, titanium oxide, silica, clay, carbon black, magnesium carbonate, alumina, and mixtures thereof, wherein said article has a modulus of less than 1.2 MPa at 500% extension, and a thickness of about 66 to no more than 270 microns, wherein said article is a condom.
US Pat. No. 10,457,829

PHOTOCURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR TRANSFERRING SURFACE FREE ENERGY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUBSTRATE USING SAME

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A photocurable resin composition for transferring surface free energy, the photocurable resin composition comprising:a first compound exhibiting low surface free energy;
a second compound exhibiting surface free energy higher than the surface free energy of the first compound; and
a photopolymerization initiator,
wherein the second compound comprises monofunctional (meth)acrylate, bifunctional (meth)acrylate and trifunctional or higher (meth)acrylate; andwherein a difference in transmittance of the photocurable resin composition to a wavelength of 450 nm between before and after addition of the first compound is less than 79.3%.
US Pat. No. 10,457,830

REACTION PRODUCT AND PIGMENTED BASECOAT MATERIAL COMPRISING SAID PRODUCT

BASF Coatings GmbH, Muen...

1. A pigmented aqueous basecoat material, comprising:a reaction product which is prepared by reaction of
(a) at least one aliphatic linear polyester having two functional end groups (a.1), with
(b) at least one diene polymer having two functional end groups (b.1),
wherein at least one type of group (a.1) is reacted in a linking manner with at least one type of group (b.1), said components (a) and (b) are used in the reaction in a molar ratio of 2.3/0.7 to 1.7/1.6 and the resulting reaction product possesses a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 15 000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,457,834

CHROME FREE COATING COMPOSITION HAVING EXCELLENT BLACKENING RESISTANCE AND CORROSION RESISTANCE, AND SURFACE-TREATED STEEL SHEET

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A chromium-free coating composition for a magnesium-containing steel sheet having high blackening resistance and corrosion resistance, the chromium-free coating composition comprising a waterborne silane-modified polyurethane in an amount of 20 wt % to 70 wt %, a hardener in an amount of 0.5 wt % to 5 wt %, a blackening inhibitor in an amount of 0.5 wt % to 5 wt %, a corrosion inhibitor in an amount of 0.5 wt % to 5 wt %, a lubricant in an amount of 0.5 wt % to 5 wt %, and a balance of a solvent,wherein the blackening inhibitor comprises a molybdenum-based compound, and the waterborne silane-modified polyurethane has a number average molecular weight within a range of 10,000 to 60,000.
US Pat. No. 10,455,783

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PLANT BREEDING USING HIGH DENSITY MARKER INFORMATION

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A method for preparing a transgenic soybean plant, the method comprising the steps of:transforming a parent plant comprising a chromosomal region at map position 114.30 cM to 115.90 cM on chromosome 6 identifiable by SEQ ID NOs:518 and 519, with a recombinant DNA and producing at least two transgenic progeny soybean plants; and
selecting a transgenic progeny soybean plant for breeding from said at least two transgenic progeny soybean plants, wherein said selected transgenic progeny soybean plant comprises said transgene comprising said recombinant DNA linked within 10 cM of said chromosomal region at map position 114.30 to 115.90 on chromosome 6 identifiable by SEQ ID NOs:518 and 519.
US Pat. No. 10,457,835

COATING AGENT COMPOSITION

THREEBOND CO., LTD., Hac...

1. A coating agent composition comprising the following components (A) to (D):(A) 100 parts by mass of a hydrolyzable silicone resin;
(B) 0.1 to 50 parts by mass of a curing catalyst;
(C) 100 to 5000 parts by mass of an organic solvent; and
(D) 10 to 150 parts by mass of dimethylpolysiloxane having one or more alkoxysilyl groups at both ends of the molecular chain, wherein (D) has a viscosity at 25° C. of 100 to 100,000 mPa·s, and
wherein the component (A) is a partial hydrolysis condensate of an alkoxysilane compound represented by the following structural formula (1):
R1x—Si(OR2)4?x  (1),
where R1 and R2 are each independently an optionally substituted aliphatic, alicyclic, or aromatic hydrocarbon group,
x is an integer of 0 to 3, and
a substituent of the aliphatic, alicyclic, or aromatic hydrocarbon group is a halogen, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, an imino group, a nitro group, a mercapto group, a vinyl group, or a carboxyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,455,784

HYBRID TOMATO VARIETY H1421

H.J. Heinz Company Brands...

1. Tomato seed designated as ‘H1421’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124122.
US Pat. No. 10,455,785

CUCUMBER VARIETY NUN 52011 CUP

NUNHEMS B. V., Nunhem (N...

1. A plant, plant part or seed of cucumber variety NUN 52011 CUP, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cucumber variety is deposited under Accession Number NCIMB 43416.
US Pat. No. 10,455,786

INBRED CORN LINE 4HSX11003

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of corn inbred line designated 4HSXI1003, or a part thereof, representative seed of the line having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124407.
US Pat. No. 10,457,838

ADHESIVES AND RELATED METHODS

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. A cure in place liquid composition comprising:5-70 wt % of a first bodying component comprising an acrylic base polymer having a Mw of 5,000 to 1,000,000;
5-70 wt % of a second bodying component comprising a non-acrylic base polymer having a Mw of 1,000 to 500,000, selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyvinyl aromatics, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, polyesters, polyethers, and combinations thereof;
5-80 wt % of at least one structural diluent;
0-40 wt % of at least one radical addition diluent;
0-5.0 wt % of a first curative;
0-10 wt % of a second curative;
0-10 wt % photosensitizer; and
0-10 wt % stabilizer/process aid.
US Pat. No. 10,455,787

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH901351

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH901351, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV691449 with a second plant of variety CV093813, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV691449 and CV093813 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125240 and PTA-123818, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,457,839

OPTICAL ADHESIVE WITH DIFFUSIVE PROPERTIES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An optical article comprising:an optical film; and
a diffusive adhesive at least partially coated on the optical film, wherein the diffusive adhesive comprises an optically clear pressure sensitive adhesive matrix; and
a block copolymer dispersed within the adhesive matrix, wherein the adhesive comprises phase-separated microdomains that are not particles and are larger than 1.0 micrometers.
US Pat. No. 10,455,788

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068888

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068888, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124733.
US Pat. No. 10,456,813

NON-AQUEOUS STRIPPING COMPOSITION AND A METHOD OF STRIPPING AN ORGANIC COATING FROM A SUBSTRATE

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A non-aqueous stripping composition, comprising:A—at least one high-boiling solvent at a concentration from 70% by weight to 95% by weight selected from the group, consisting of alcohols having general chemical formula R—OH, wherein R is a C4-C30 hydrocarbon group, wherein the high-boiling solvent has a boiling point of at least 100° C.;
B—at least one high-boiling co-solvent at a concentration from 2% by weight to 20% by weight selected from the group, consisting of high-boiling glycols, glycol ethers and amine compounds, wherein the high-boiling co-solvent has a boiling point of at least 100° C.; and
C—at least one pH-active agent at a concentration from 0.01% by weight to 5% by weight selected from the group, consisting of acid compounds or selected from the group, consisting of hydroxide compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,457,840

FOAMED ADHESIVE

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. A hot melt adhesive formulation comprising:(i) one or more solid polymers, wherein at least one of the one or more solid polymers has a melt index within the range of about 320 to about 800 g/10 min;
(ii) a thixotropic filler;
(iii) a blowing agent system; and
(iv) a two-component cross linking system comprising:
a first benzoyl peroxide cross linking agent having an activation temperature within a temperature range of 80° C. to 150° C. and a short half-life within the temperature range so that when the adhesive is extruded in place at such a temperature range, the adhesive has a melt viscosity of from about 290 to 913 Pa·s at a shear rate of 100S?1 to flow during the application process but maintains its location on an oily substrate and is dry to the touch due to the presence of the first cross linking agent, and a second cross linking agent with an activation temperature above the activation temperature of the first cross linking agent, so that the adhesive foams and the viscosity of the adhesive is increased to retain gasses generated by the blowing agent system;
wherein the adhesive is adapted for shipment of the oily substrate including the adhesive to a second location prior to exposing the adhesive to temperatures suitable for foaming of the adhesive.
US Pat. No. 10,455,789

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PLSB92

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PLSB92, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125066.
US Pat. No. 10,457,585

CHEMICALLY TEMPERABLE GLASS SHEET

AGC GLASS EUROPE, Louvai...

1. A glass sheet having a boron and lithium-free glass composition comprising, in weight percentage, expressed with respect to a total weight of glass:65?SiO2?78%
5?Na2O?20%
0?K2O?3%
3 0.12 4?MgO?12%;
wherein: 0.90?[MgO/MgO+CaO]<0.97.
US Pat. No. 10,455,790

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PSGM88

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PSGM88, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125067.
US Pat. No. 10,457,842

CURABLE COMPOSITION

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A curable composition, comprising a curable adhesive resin, a silane coupling agent at less than 2 parts by weight, with respect to 100 parts by weight of the curable adhesive resin, and a high-molecular-weight resin of which a weight-average-molecular weight is 20,000 or more, and of which a content of halogen ions is 1,000 ppm or less as measured according to ASTM D 7359:2008, wherein the high-molecular-weight resin comprises a phenoxy resin, the composition satisfying the following Equations 1 and 2:X?1,000 ppm  [Equation 1]
Y?1,000 ppm,  [Equation 2]
wherein X in Equation 1 is an amount of volatile organic compounds, which is measured by preparing a film with the curable composition, maintaining 50 mg of the film sample at 150° C. for 1 hour, and using purge and trap-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and
Y in Equation 2 is an amount of ionic substances contained in the curable composition, which is obtained by preparing a film with the curable composition, and measuring 50 mg of the film sample according to ASTM D 7359:2008,
wherein a moisture content of a film sample formed of the curable composition is 0.01 wt % to 1 wt %, and the moisture content of the film sample is measured according to ASTM D3451-06 (2012) after preparing a film with the curable composition, and maintaining 50 mg of the film sample under conditions of 25° C. and a relative humidity of 50% for 24 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,455,791

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PGYV72

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PGYV72, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-126068.
US Pat. No. 10,456,816

DEMILITARIZATION OF HC SMOKE ORDNANCES

1. A method for demilitarization of HC smoke ordnance comprising hexachloroethane (HCE), zinc oxide, and granular aluminum in a metal container, said method comprising:open or penetrate the container and extract the HCE by contact with a solvent which solubilizes and extracts the HCE from the zinc oxide and aluminum; and
wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of: chloroform, benzene, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride, and perchloroethylene.
US Pat. No. 10,457,843

MAGNETIC FLOORING SYSTEM ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

1. A cured composition derived from a mixture comprising the following components:(a) a first component comprising a polymerisable isocyanate;
(b) a second component comprising a castor oil; the ratio of the polymerisable isocyanate to the castor oil being between about 20% and about 45% by weight; and
(c) magnetic and/or magnetizable particles mixed into at least one of the first component and the second component;wherein the magnetic and/or magnetizable particles is in the range of between about 30% and about 80% by weight of the total composition.
US Pat. No. 10,455,792

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR TMG4177

1. A seed of soybean inbred line designated TMG4177, or a part thereof, wherein representative seed of the line have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125109.
US Pat. No. 10,456,817

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY AND IN SITU IMMOBILIZED METHOD OF RENOVATING HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATED SOIL WITH HUMIC ACID SUBSTANCE

China University of Petro...

1. A environment-friendly and in situ immobilized method of renovating heavy metal contaminated soil with humic acid substance, comprising:1) while the heavy metal contaminated soil is being pulverized, adding humic acid substance into the soil according to weight ratio 5-20:1 of the humic acid substance to the total heavy metals contained in the soil, to allow in-situ reduction and solidification of the heavy metals, then aging the soil for more than 24 hours after the pulverization process to allow humic acid substance promoting soil agglomeration so as to encapsulate and block the exudation and migration of heavy metals in soil particles, thereby forming soil water-stable granular structures with humic acid substance;
2) adding 1-3 parts by weight of semi-coke bacterial fertilizer to 100 parts by weight of the water-stable granular structures, and mixing uniformly to continuously produce active humic acid substances, so as to ensure that the water-stable aggregate are not destroyed.
US Pat. No. 10,457,844

HEAT TRANSFER METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPOSITIONS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A refrigerant consisting essentially of:about 38% by weight difluoromethane (HFC-32),
from 57% to 59% by weight trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I); and
from 2% to 5% by weight of CO2.
US Pat. No. 10,455,793

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 69090024

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 69090024, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125313.
US Pat. No. 10,455,794

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 51284052

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 51284052, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125315.
US Pat. No. 10,455,795

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 79150907

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 79150907, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125316.
US Pat. No. 10,455,796

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 76420724

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 76420724, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125317.
US Pat. No. 10,457,848

SELF-REPAIRING CEMENTS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A cement slurry, comprising:thermoplastic block-polymer particles selected from the group consisting of styrene-isoprene-styrene polymer particles, styrene-butadiene-styrene polymer particles, and mixtures thereof;
wherein the thermoplastic block-polymer particles have a particle size between 100 ?m and 900 ?m, and a tensile strength between 1.5 MPa and 40 MPa,
wherein the slurry further comprises an aqueous inverse emulsion of particles comprising a betaine group, poly-2, 2, 1-bicyclo heptene (polynorbornene), alkylstyrene, crosslinked substituted vinyl acrylate copolymers, diatomaceous earth, vinyl acetate rubber, polychloroprene rubber, acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer, ethylene propylene monomer rubber, styrene/propylene/diene monomer, brominated poly(isobutylene-co-4-methylstyrene), chlorosulphonated polyethylenes, brominated butyl rubber, chlorinated butyl rubber, chlorinated polyethylene, epichlorohydrin ethylene oxide copolymer, ethylene acrylate rubber, ethylene propylene diene terpolymer rubber, sulphonated polyethylene or substituted styrene acrylate copolymers or combinations thereof;
the cement slurry to be pumped in a well with a borehole penetrating a methane-containing formation, wherein methane is present at a concentration higher than 91 mol % and at a pressure higher than 3.5 MPa; and
wherein the thermoplastic block-polymer particles swell when in contact with the methane, after microannuli, cracks or defects occur in a cement sheath.
US Pat. No. 10,455,797

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170108

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170108, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125437.
US Pat. No. 10,459,131

RETROREFLECTIVE SHEETING AND VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE

NIPPON CARBIDE INDUSTRIES...

1. A retroreflective sheeting, comprising an outermost surface protective layer, wherein, the surface protective layer comprises at least one acrylic polymer, the coagulation ratio of which is 0%-95%; the glass-transition temperature (Tg) of the product generated from the reaction of the acrylic polymer of the surface protective layer is 10° C.-35° C.;wherein the acrylic polymer is a polymer with a weight-average molecular weight of more than 30,000; the number of carbon atoms in the alkyl acrylate monomer is 3-12; and
wherein the surface protective layer of the retroreflective sheeting also comprises a retentive layer, a focusing layer and a light-reflecting layer laminated successively from top to bottom; a glass microbead is arranged between the retentive layer and the focusing layer; the glass microbead is embedded in the retentive layer and the focusing layer respectively; the thickness of the surface protective layer is 75% larger than the diameter of the glass microbead.
US Pat. No. 10,455,798

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170052

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170052, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125441.
US Pat. No. 10,457,850

REDUCED CORROSION IRON SULFIDE SCALE REMOVING FLUIDS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A low-corrosivity composition suitable for dissolving scale on metal, where the scale comprises iron sulfide scale, the composition consisting of:an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution comprising hydrogen peroxide, where the hydrogen peroxide is present at about between 0.5% and about 1.5% by weight of the composition; and
an acidic solution comprising at least one acid, where the acidic solution comprises acetic acid present at about between 0.25% and about 2.5% by weight of the composition, where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that the hydrogen peroxide does not break down to form visible bubbles at about room temperature,
where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that the iron sulfide scale is removed from the metal with iron sulfide scale, after the composition contacts the metal and iron sulfide scale at an elevated temperature greater than room temperature, and
where the hydrogen peroxide and acid are present at concentrations such that pitting is not caused on the metal, the metal comprising carbon steel, and where the balance of the composition is at least about 90 weight % water to form a dilute, low-corrosivity solution mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,461,436

ENHANCED MAGNETIC LOSS Y-PHASE HEXAGONAL FERRITE FOR MAGNETODIELECTRIC ANTENNA APPLICATIONS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A hexagonal ferrite material comprising a Y phase hexagonal ferrite material having the composition Sr2-xNaxCo2-xScxFe12O22, 0
US Pat. No. 10,455,799

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170074

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170074, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125455.
US Pat. No. 10,457,080

FILM FOR SHEET FED PRINTING, SHEETS FORMED FROM SUCH FILM AND LABELS FORMED FROM SUCH SHEETS

Taghleef Industries Inc.,...

1. A plurality of plastic sheets cut from a continuous roll of plastic film to be fed into a high speed printer for forming printed labels and similar articles, each of said sheets including a core layer and opposed, upper and lower outer skin layers, said upper outer skin layer including a polyolefin polymer as the predominate component, by weight, thereof and being capable of receiving printed indicia thereon that is applied by said high speed printer, said core layer including a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, of the core layer, said lower outer skin layer including a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, of said lower outer skin layer,said lower outer skin layer including a blend of organic and inorganic antiblocking agents, said blend including less than 10%, by weight, of the lower outer skin layer a coupling agent for aiding in adhering said blend of organic and inorganic antiblocking agents in said lower outer skin layer and not constituting an adhesive for bonding to a substrate labels and similar articles formed from said plastics sheets.
US Pat. No. 10,455,800

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170109

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170109, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125456.
US Pat. No. 10,457,852

SILOXANE SURFACTANT ADDITIVES FOR OIL AND GAS APPLICATIONS

Flotek Chemistry, LLC, H...

1. A well treatment additive comprising:a siloxane surfactant in an amount between about 10 wt % and about 15 wt % versus the total well treatment additive, wherein the siloxane surfactant has a formula selected from the group consisting of: MDa(D?R1)bM (formula 1) and (M?R1)Da(M?R1) (formula 2)
wherein “R1” represents an organic radical comprising —(CH2)n—(OCH2CH2)x—(OCH(CH3)CH2)y—OR3, in which “n” is between 3 and about 11, “x” is between 3 and about 30, “y” is between 0and about 30, and “R3” is —H;
wherein “M” represents Me3SiO1/2, D represents —Me2SiO—, “M?R1” represents Me2(R1)SiO1/2—, “D?R1” represents —Me(R1)SiO—, and “Me” represents —CH3;
wherein for formula 1, “a” is 0-200 and “b” is 1-20;
wherein for formula 2, “a” is 4-50; wherein the siloxane surfactant is a trisiloxane ethoxylate graft-type copolymer
a hydrocarbon surfactant in an amount between about 10 wt % and about 35 wt % versus the total well treatment additive, wherein the hydrocarbon surfactant is selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene alky ethers, dialkyl sulfosuccinates, alkyl sulfates, sulfonates, carboxylates, amine oxides, primary alkylamines, dialkyl secondary amines, ethoxylated fatty amines, and combinations thereof;
a solvent, wherein the solvent is a terpene hydrocarbon in an amount between about 5 wt % and about 40 wt % versus the total well treatment additive; and
an aqueous phase.
US Pat. No. 10,455,801

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 76380424

Mertec, LLC, West Point,...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 76380424, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125300.
US Pat. No. 10,455,802

COTTON VARIETY PX499083W3FE

Phytogen Seed Company, LL...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PX499083W3FE, or a regenerable part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123653 on Nov. 15, 2016.
US Pat. No. 10,457,600

METHOD FOR REDUCING AGGLOMERATION IN GYPSUM PLASTER OR FILLING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CELLULOSE ETHER

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for providing a modified gypsum plaster or filling composition having reduced agglomeration in comparison to a gypsum plaster or filling composition comprising a water soluble cellulose ether in a specified amount X, where the specified amount is from 0.1 to 1.0 weight percent based on the total dry weight of said composition components, said method comprising:a) forming a dry mortar comprising gypsum binder; water soluble cellulose ether in an amount of X minus Y; and gelatin in an amount Y, wherein Y is from 0.02X to 0.30X; and
b) combining said dry mortar with water to form a modified gypsum plaster or filling composition;
wherein said cellulose ether is an alkylhydroxyalkylcellulose, a hydroxyalkyl cellulose, or a mixture thereof;
wherein said cellulose ether has a median particle diameter DOP (50,3) of from 25 ?m to 45 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,457,601

SETTABLE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING REMEDIATED FLY ASH (RFA) AND METHODS OF CEMENTING IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

CR Minerals Company, LLC,...

1. A settable composition for cementing, the settable composition comprising (a) remediated fly ash, (b) cement and/or calcium hydroxide, and (c) optionally water, wherein said remediated fly ash contains fly ash and a natural pozzolan, wherein said natural pozzolan is present in said remediated fly ash in a concentration of about 1wt % to about 99wt %, and wherein said remediated fly ash is certified under ASTM C618, ASTM C1697, and/or AASHTO M295 as a Class C pozzolan or a Class F pozzolan.
US Pat. No. 10,457,602

ASPHALT FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION

Herbert Malarkey Roofing ...

1. An asphalt composition comprising:a. ground tire rubber having a mesh size between 10 and 80 mesh in an amount being about 2% to 7% of the composition;
b. radial styrene butadiene styrene in an amount being between about 1% to 7% of the composition;
c. linear styrene butadiene styrene in an amount being between about 1% to 7% of the composition;
d. polyethylene wax or polypropylene wax derived from post-consumer recycled waste in an amount being between about 1% and 5% of the composition;
e. wherein the balance of the composition is asphalt having between 20 to 220 penetration.
US Pat. No. 10,457,603

CASTING METHOD FOR MAKING A LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE PRODUCT

King Fahd University of P...

1. A lightweight concrete product casting method, comprising:mixing a cement, a fine aggregate, a natural coarse aggregate, spherical polymeric beads and a industrial waste byproduct in the form of fine particles to form a solid cement mixture having the following composition:
the cement;
the fine aggregate;
the natural coarse aggregate which comprises 10-25 wt % expanded perlite based on the weight of the natural coarse aggregate;
the synthetic coarse aggregate which comprises a spherical polymeric material beads;
the industrial waste byproduct which is in the form of fine particles;
wherein the average particle size of the fine aggregate and the industrial waste byproduct is less than or equal to 1 mm and the average particle size of the synthetic coarse aggregate spherical polymeric beads and the natural coarse aggregate is greater than 1 mm;
wherein the weight ratio of water to cement is in the range of 0.33 to 0.8 and is sufficient to affect hydraulic setting of the cement; and
wherein the spherical polymeric beads have a specific gravity of 0.8-0.95;
adding water and a superplasticizer to the cement mixture to affect hydraulic setting while maintaining a slump in the range of 50-100 mm to form a fluid concrete mixture;
casting the fluid concrete mixture in a predetermined shape by placing the fluid concrete mixture in a mold to produce a cast concrete product after setting.
US Pat. No. 10,457,604

MICRO-NANO COMPOSITE HOLLOW STRUCTURED NANOMETER MATERIAL-MODIFIED HIGH-DURABILITY CONCRETE MATERIAL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

University of Jinan, Sha...

1. A micro-nano composite hollow structured nanometer material-modified high-durability concrete material, characterized in that, according to mass parts, its raw material formula is as follows: cobaltosic oxide, 1000-1500 parts; cement, 1000-1300 parts; dioctyl sebacate, 1000-1500 parts; water, 800-1200 parts; nanocarbon, 1200-1800 parts; nano calcium carbonate, 35-50 parts; sodium silicate, 10-20 parts; micro-nano structured calcium molybdate, 50-80 parts; dipentaerythritol, 60-90 parts; and dioctyl ester 30-60 parts.
US Pat. No. 10,456,834

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SINTERED MOLDINGS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A process for the production of sintered moldings which comprises:molding a mixture comprising
A. a sinterable metallic powder and
B. a binder comprising polyoxymethylene or a polyoxymethylene copolymer having at least 50 mol % of —CH2O— repeat units in the main polymer chain
to give a compact;
removing the binder from the compact by treatment with a gaseous acid to obtain a molding; and
sintering the molding;
wherein the acid is selected from the group consisting of methanesulfonic acid, a mixture of methanesulfonic acid with oxalic acid, a solution of methanesulfonic acid in a solvent selected from the group consisting of water, C1-4-carboxylic acids and mixtures thereof, a solution of a mixture of methanesulfonic acid and oxalic acid in a solvent selected from water, C1-4-carboxylic acids and mixtures thereof, and a solution of oxalic acid in water,
wherein B is a thermoplastic composition comprising
from 10 to 90% by weight of a polyoxymethylene homo- or copolymer with a weight-average molar mass (Mw) in the range from above 60,000 to 200,000 g/mol as component B1.1 and
from 10 to 90% by weight of a polyoxymethylene copolymer with a weight average molar mass (Mw) in the range from 10,000 to 60,000 g/mol, as component B1.2, the molecular weights being determined by way of gel permeation chromatography.
US Pat. No. 10,457,862

HYDRATION OF ASSOCIATIVE POLYMERS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

1. A process for hydration of associative polymers (P), resulting in the preparation of an aqueous composition comprising said associative polymers (P) in the form of a solution or of a gel, the process comprising a step (E) of adding water to a solid composition (C) comprising said associative polymers (P) and surfactants (S) suitable for improving the hydration of these polymers, the hydration being carried out in less than five hours,wherein said solid composition (C) is as obtained by drying an aqueous composition comprising a mixture of the associative polymers (P) in the form of a gel in the hydrated state and of the surfactants (S) obtained by post-addition of the surfactants (S) to associative polymers (P) resulting from a micellar polymerization wherein the associative polymers (P) are synthesized according to a controlled micellar radical polymerization step in which the following are brought into contact, in an aqueous medium (M):hydrophilic monomers, dissolved or dispersed in said aqueous medium (M); hydrophobic monomers in the form of a micellar solution; at least one radical polymerization initiator; and at least one radical polymerization control agent.
US Pat. No. 10,455,811

COMPRESSION RESISTANT AND LONG-LASTING SCENTED DOG TOY AND ITS PREPARATION METHOD

1. A compression resistant and long-lasting scented dog toy, comprising:a rubber body and cloth fluidized on it, wherein once the cloth is fluidized and stitched on the rubber body, body is filled with PP fiber to complete the toy, the rubber body further comprise, in parts by weight: 40-60 parts of natural rubber, 1-3 parts of zinc oxide, 2-4 parts of camphene, 20-25 parts of stearic acid, 1-2 parts of anti-aging agent, 1-5 parts of edible gum, 15-20 parts of starch, 3-5 parts of microcrystalline wax, 1-3 parts of white carbon black, 15-25 parts of naphthenic oil, 10-15 parts of silicone rubber, 3-5 parts of butyl rubber, 0.3-0.7 parts of accelerant, 0.1-0.3 parts of antiozonant, 2-4 parts of medical light calcium carbonate, 3-5 parts of edible rapeseed oil, 4-6 parts of flavor enhancer, 0.4-0.6 parts of sour agent, 15-20 parts of talcum powder and 3-5 parts of fatty acid softening agent.
US Pat. No. 10,456,836

SURFACE MODIFIED PARTICULATE AND SINTERED OR INJECTION MOLDED PRODUCTS

Tundra Composites, LLC, ...

1. A method of making a shaped metal or inorganic object with an additive manufacturing system, the method comprisesdepositing successive layers of a filament on a build bed or a platform;
forming a shape from a digital model, the system comprising a digitally controlled applicator, in a controlled x-y plane with z-direction filament application to obtain a preform object; the filament comprising a composite of about 70 to 1 wt. % of a thermoplastic polymer; and about 99 to 30 wt. % of a particulate, dispersed in the polymer, the particulate having a particle size of less than 500 microns and an exterior coating of interfacial modifier on the particulate in an amount of about 0.02 to 2.0 wt. %, all percentages based on the weight of the composite; and
sintering the preform object to remove the polymer and to bond the particulate forming the shaped metal or inorganic object; wherein the particulate comprises a metal alloy particle, an inorganic particle, a ceramic particle, a bi-metal particle or blends thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,457,610

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING SOIL AND PLANTS

Core Intellectual Propert...

1. A method of solubilizing sodium in soil, comprising applying to soil a microalgae consortium composition comprising Scenedesmus quadricauda, Chlorella vulgaris, Scenedesmus dimorphus, Scenedesmus obliquus and Chlamydomonas moewusii.
US Pat. No. 10,457,612

SLAG BACTERIAL FERTILIZER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING DEGRADED SOIL

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

7. A method for improving degraded soil comprising:1) pulverizing gasification slag and/or ash residue and adding humic acid substance to the gasification slag and/or ash residue during the pulverizing, wherein the humic acid substance is one or more selected from the group consisting of humic acid, potassium humate, sodium humate and biomass pyrolysis oil and the weight ratio of the amount of humic acid substance relative to the total heavy metal amount in the gasification slag and/or ash residue is 3 to 40:1, to perform in-situ reduction, passivation and immobilization of the heavy metals; and aging the pulverized product for more than 24 hours after the pulverization process to prepare detoxified gasification slag and/or detoxified ash residue;
2) loading 1 to 20 parts by weight of a microbial bacterial fertilizer on the detoxified gasification slag and/or detoxified ash residue with respect to 100 parts by weight of the gasification slag and/or ash residue, to obtain a slag bacterial fertilizer; and
3) applying the slag bacterial fertilizer on the surface of degraded soil uniformly.
US Pat. No. 10,457,615

PROCESS FOR ISOMERIZATION AND DECARBOXYLATION OF UNSATURATED ORGANIC COMPOUNDS WITH A METAL CATALYST OR CATALYST PRECURSOR

The United States of Amer...

1. A process for the isomerization and decarboxylation of an unsaturated fatty acid, the process comprising contacting an unsaturated fatty acid in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst precursor containing one or more a osmium carbonyl carboxylates at a temperature at which the isomerization and decarboxylation occurs and recovering the products which are isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins, wherein the C—C double bonds in said isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins are in different locations compared to said unsaturated fatty acid, and wherein the number of C—C double bonds in said isomerized and decarboxylated unsaturated olefins are the same as in said unsaturated fatty acid; the process comprising an additional step of contacting an additional monocarboxylic acid to said unsaturated fatty acid in the presence of a catalyst or catalyst precursor.
US Pat. No. 10,457,616

METATHESIS CATALYST AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN

SMH Co., Ltd., Bangkok (...

1. A metathesis catalyst, comprising:a) a transition metal selected from the group consisting of chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, technetium, and rhenium;
b) an inorganic support;
c) 0.1-60 percent by weight of a zeolite; and
d) 0.1-80 percent by weight of a layered double hydroxide.
US Pat. No. 10,456,335

ORAL HYGIENE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

90 Seconds to Wow, LLC, ...

1. A kit for two-step teeth whitening and oral hygiene, the kit comprising:a container comprising a mouthpiece, a spray nozzle and an actuator;
an aqueous solution within the container, the solution comprising greater than or equal to 6% hydrogen peroxide by weight, wherein upon actuation, the mouthpiece and nozzle are configured to deliver onto the surface of the teeth and adjacent soft tissue an aerosol comprising the solution, such that the hydrogen peroxide causes teeth whitening, without discomfort or damage to soft tissues in the mouth; and
a powder formulation comprising xylitol and a core composition comprising a carbon dioxide source, an adsorbent composition, and an acid, wherein the xylitol is present in an excess of at least 3 parts xylitol to 1 part core composition.
US Pat. No. 10,457,618

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MONOTERPENES

NeOnc Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A process for purifying (S)-perillyl alcohol consisting essentially of the steps of:(a) derivatizing a mixture comprising (S)-perillyl alcohol to form a perillyl alcohol derivative, wherein the perillyl alcohol derivative is a 3,5-dinitrobenzoate ester derivative of perillyl alcohol;
(b) crystallizing the perillyl alcohol derivative;
(c) separating the perillyl alcohol derivative crystals from the mixture;
(d) releasing the (S)-perillyl alcohol from the separated perillyl alcohol derivative from step (c); and,
(e) isolating the (S)-perillyl alcohol from step (d).
US Pat. No. 10,457,874

DEPOLYMERIZATION PROCESS

CIRIS ENERGY, INC, Cente...

1. A method for solubilizing a carbonaceous feedstock, comprising the steps of:a. reacting a mixture of the carbonaceous feedstock with a solid metal oxide on an inert support including a metal at a first, higher oxidation state to reduce the metal of the metal oxide to a second, lower oxidation state by releasing at least one oxygen atom to oxidize at least one component of the carbonaceous feedstock and the weight ratio of the solid metal oxide to the carbonaceous feedstock is in a range of from about 0.1:100 to about 10:100 to solubilize the carbonaceous feedstock;
b. digesting the solubilized carbonaceous feedstock with at least one microorganism;
c. oxidizing at least a portion of the metal or metal oxide containing the metal at the second, lower oxidation state to the first, higher oxidation state, and
d. recycling at least a portion of the metal oxide containing the metal at the first, higher oxidation state from step (c) back to step (a).
US Pat. No. 10,456,336

WATER IN OIL EMULSIONS WITH HIGH WATER CONTENT

1. An emulsion comprising:(a) at least 45% water by weight with respect to the total weight of the emulsion;
(b) a water-insoluble, crosslinked reaction product of (i) at least one polylysine; and
(ii) at least one low carbon oil-soluble polar modified polymer comprising at least one C2-C4 monomer and modified with maleic anhydride, and having a weight-average molecular weight of less than or equal to 25 000 g/mol and a melting point above 75° C.,
wherein the emulsion is in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion.
US Pat. No. 10,456,337

OIL-IN-OIL TYPE COSMETIC COMPOSITION

SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD., ...

1. A cosmetic composition comprising:(a) 10 to 70% by mass of non-volatile hydrocarbon oil,
(b) 5 to 60% by mass of methylphenylpolysiloxane, and
(c) 0.5 to 8% by mass of an ester of dextrin and fatty acid having 12-22 carbon atoms,wherein the ester of dextrin stabilizes an oil-in-oil emulsion of the non-volatile hydrocarbon and the methylphenylpolysiloxane, wherein the cosmetic composition does not comprise a volatile hydrocarbon oil, wherein the non-volatile hydrocarbon oil comprises a hydrogenated polyisobutene having a molecular weight of 1,000 to 2,650, andwherein the non-volatile hydrocarbon oil (a) and methylphenylpolysiloxane (b) are formulated at a ratio (mass ratio) of (a)/[(a)+(b)]=0.5 to 0.8.
US Pat. No. 10,456,338

PERFUME COMPOSITION

GIVAUDAN S.A., Vernier (...

1. A perfume composition in the form of a plurality of dispersed perfume-containing droplets, suspended in an aqueous dispersing medium, said perfume droplets being mono-dispersed and having a diameter of 200 micrometers to 4000 micrometers, wherein said droplets comprise more than 60 wt of perfume ingredients, and wherein 25 wt % or less of said perfume ingredients are linear or branched alkyl alcohols and/or alkenyl alcohols; 10 wt % or less, of the perfume ingredients are aldehydes; and 10 wt % or less of the perfume ingredients have a ClogP less than 2.1, wherein said perfume composition comprises more than 60 wt % of perfume ingredients, and wherein 25 wt % or less of said perfume ingredients are linear or branched alcohols and/or alkenyl alcohols, 10 wt % or less of the perfume ingredients are aldehydes, and 10 wt % or less of the perfume ingredients have a ClogP less than 2.1, and wherein said perfume-containing droplets are coated with a layer of coacervate formed as the reaction product of an interaction between a first coacervate precursor polymer and a second coacervate precursor polymer, wherein said first coacervate precursor polymer is cationic, or capable of being ionised to form cations, and said second coacervate precursor polymer is anionic, or is capable of being ionised to form anions.
US Pat. No. 10,456,339

ORGANIC HYDROPEROXIDE REDUCTION IN PERFUMERY RAW MATERIALS

FIRMENICH SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method, wherein the method reduces the peroxide value (POV) of a perfume, body care product, cosmetic product, homecare product, perfumery raw material, flavored article, or food raw material, the method comprising:a. adding an ?-oxocarboxylic acid to the perfume, body care product, cosmetic product, homecare product, perfumery raw material, flavored article, or food raw material having a first POV level;
b. mixing the ?-oxocarboxylic acid into the perfume, body care product, cosmetic product, homecare product, perfumery raw material, flavored article, or food raw material for a time sufficient to reduce the first POV level to a pre-determined second lower level; and
c. removing the ?-oxocarboxylic acid from the formulated perfume, body care product, cosmetic product, homecare product, perfumery raw material, flavored article, or food raw material having the pre-determined second lower level.
US Pat. No. 10,457,622

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid, comprising:a carbonylation reaction step comprising reacting methanol with carbon monoxide in a reaction vessel in the presence of a catalyst system containing a metal catalyst and methyl iodide as well as acetic acid, methyl acetate, and water to produce acetic acid;
an evaporation step comprising separating a reaction mixture obtained in the carbonylation reaction step into a vapor stream and a residual liquid stream in an evaporator;
a lower boiling point component removal step comprising separating the vapor stream by distillation into an overhead stream rich in at least one lower boiling point component selected from methyl iodide and acetaldehyde and a first acetic acid stream rich in acetic acid;
a dehydration step comprising separating the first acetic acid stream by distillation into an overhead stream rich in water and a second acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the first acetic acid stream; and
an adsorptive removal step comprising treating the second acetic acid stream, or an acetic acid stream that has been more enriched with acetic acid by further purification of the second acetic acid stream, with an ion exchange resin,
wherein a nickel base alloy or zirconium is used as a material of a distillation column in the dehydration step, in the distillation column, a plate spacing between a charging mixture feeding plate and a column top vapor withdrawal plate is not less than one plate in terms of actual plates, and as metal ion concentrations in a charging mixture of the distillation column in the dehydration step, an iron ion concentration is less than 9,000 ppb by mass, a chromium ion concentration is less than 4,000 ppb by mass, a nickel ion concentration is less than 2,500 ppb by mass, a molybdenum ion concentration is less than 1,700 ppb by mass, and a zinc ion concentration is less than 800 ppb by mass, and
wherein the method includes, for controlling the metal ion concentrations in the charging mixture to be within the ranges, (i) employing a nickel base alloy or zirconium as the material of the charging pipe to the distillation column in the dehydration step; optionally (ii) providing an ion exchange resin column at a position between an outlet of the reaction vessel and an inlet of the distillation column in the dehydration step or an ion exchange resin vessel at a position between an outlet of the reaction vessel and an inlet of the distillation column in the dehydration step; and (iii) using methanol having a zinc ion content of less than 10 ppm by mass as the methanol to be fed to the reaction vessel.
US Pat. No. 10,456,340

LIQUID-IMPREGNATED NONWOVEN FABRIC WHICH CONTAINS ZINC OXIDE-CONTAINING CELLULOSE FIBERS

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A formed fabric comprising cellulose fibers, wherein the cellulose fibers comprise zinc oxide particles spun into the cellulose fibers and wherein the formed fabric is impregnated with a liquid, wherein the liquid has a pH between 3 and 6.
US Pat. No. 10,457,624

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR THERMOLYSIS OF POLYLACTONES TO PRODUCE ORGANIC ACIDS

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A process for producing an organic acid product, wherein the process comprises:a. introducing epoxide reagent and carbon monoxide reagent to a reaction vessel through a feed stream inlet, the reaction vessel comprising a separation chamber positioned above and in direct communication with a thermolysis chamber;
b. contacting the epoxide reagent and the carbon monoxide reagent with a carbonylation catalyst to produce a beta-lactone intermediate;
c. polymerizing the beta-lactone intermediate with a polymerization initiator in the presence of a metal cation to produce a polylactone product; and
d. heating the polylactone product under thermolysis conditions to produce the organic acid product.
US Pat. No. 10,457,880

FUEL ADDITIVE COMPOSITION AND RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS

Purify Founders, LLC, Wa...

1. A fuel additive composition comprising:(a) hydrotreated heavy paraffinic distillates present in amount ranging from 20 wt. % to 50 wt. % based on the fuel additive composition;
(b) solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic distillates present in amount ranging from 25 wt. % to 50 wt. % based on the fuel additive composition; and
(c) petroleum distillates comprising hydrocarbons having from 5 to 16 carbon atoms and present in an amount ranging from 20 wt. % to 50 wt. % based on the fuel additive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,460,954

ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING CLEANING AND POST-ETCH RESIDUE REMOVAL COMPOSITION HAVING METAL, DIELECTRIC AND NITRIDE COMPATIBILITY

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A liquid removal composition, comprising about 0.01 to about 25wt % of at least one fluoride-containing compound, about 0.01 wt % to about 99.9 wt % of at least one organic solvent, about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % water, about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % of at least one corrosion inhibitor, and about 0.01 wt % to about 2 wt % of at least one of a dielectric passivating agent and/or a silicon-containing compound, the dielectric passivating agent comprising a species selected from the group consisting of boric acid, ammonium biborate, ammonium pentaborate, sodium tetraborate, ammonium biborate, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, iminodiacetic acid, and combinations thereof, wherein the composition is free of oxidizing agents and wherein said liquid removal composition is useful for removing anti-reflective coating (ARC) materials and/or post-etch residue from a microelectronic device having such materials and/or residue thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,456,342

SUNSCREEN/INSECT REPELLANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Sunsect, Inc., Tallahass...

1. A combination sunscreen and insect repellant composition comprising:at least 15 weight percent (wt %) of diethyl toluamide (or N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or DEET);
two or more sunscreen components, each of said two or more sunscreen components being capable of absorbing ultraviolet light rays, and wherein said two or more sunscreen components comprise (a) 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)propane-1,3-dione and (b) (RS)-2-ethylhexyl (2E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate; and
a polymeric binder system;
wherein all weight percents are based on a total weight of said composition.
US Pat. No. 10,457,625

TREATMENT METHOD OF COMPOSITION CONTAINING FLUORINE-CONTAINING ORGANIC ACID HAVING CARBON NUMBER OF 2 TO 7 AND IMPURITIES

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A treatment method of at least partially removing impurities from a composition containing a fluorine-containing organic acid having the carbon number of 2 to 7 and impurities, the method comprising:a flocculant mixing step of mixing the composition and a flocculant; and
a separating step of separating a mixed phase obtained at the mixing step into a solid phase containing the impurities and a liquid phase containing the fluorine-containing organic acid having the carbon number of 2 to 7.
US Pat. No. 10,457,881

FUEL COMPOSITIONS

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A marine fuel composition comprising:55 to 90 wt % of a residual hydrocarbon component selected from an atmospheric tower bottoms (ATB) residue, a vacuum tower bottoms residues (VTB), or any combination thereof, wherein the residual hydrocarbon component has a kinematic viscosity at ˜50 degrees C. of at least 100 cSt; and
at least 10 and up to 45 wt % of the marine fuel composition selected from a non-hydroprocessed hydrocarbon component, a hydroprocessed hydrocarbon component, or any combination thereof, wherein the non-hydroprocessed hydrocarbon component comprises deasphalted oil (DAO);
wherein the marine fuel composition has a kinematic viscosity at ˜50 degrees C. of at least 10 cSt.
US Pat. No. 10,455,830

PYRETHROID FORMULATIONS

Vive Crop Protection Inc....

1. An aqueous formulation comprising:nanoparticles comprising a polymer and a pyrethroid compound with an average diameter of between about 1 nm and about 500 nm;
wherein the polymer is a polyelectrolyte copolymer comprised of at least about 50 weight percent methacrylic acid monomers, acrylic acid monomers or combinations thereof;
between about 0.05 weight percent and about 10 weight percent of an anti-caking agent;
between about 0.1 weight percent and about 1 weight percent of an anti-foaming agent;
between about 0.01 weight percent and about 0.1 weight percent of a preservative; and
water;
wherein the polymer and the pyrethroid compound together comprise between about 5 weight percent and about 50 weight percent of the aqueous formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,456,343

MICROEMULSION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING POLYDATIN AND METHOD OF USE

1. A microemulsion composition comprising:(a) 0.1 to 5 wt. % of polydatin;
(b) optionally, 0.1 to 10 wt. % of niacinamide;
(c) optionally, 0.1 to 3 wt. % of baicalin;
(d) at least 0.5 wt. % of one or more oils;
(e) water; and
(f) up to 10 wt. % of one or more emulsifiers, wherein the weight ratio of the total amount of the one or more emulsifiers to the total amount of the one or more oils is 1.7 to 2.5 (one or more emulsifiers/one or more oils).