US Pat. No. 10,765,232

ROTARY DISPLAY HANGER

1. A rotary display hanger, including:a base, including a first receiving room and a hollow portion, the first receiving room and the hollow portion communicated with each other, the first receiving room being adapted for receiving a rotary device which is connected rotatably with a driving head of a torque wrench, the hollow portion being adapted for receiving the driving head;
a position-limiting member, disengageably connected with the base, the position-limiting member and the base at least forming a second receiving room, one of the base and the position-limiting member having an opening which is communicated with the second receiving room; the second receiving room being adapted for receiving the torque wrench;
an index portion, received in the hollow portion, including a base portion being configured to connect with the driving head of the torque wrench and an identification portion protruding radially from the base portion, the identification portion being freely rotatable about an axis of the base portion together with the base portion and the driving head in the hollow portion;
wherein the first receiving room, the hollow portion and the second receiving room are arranged along the axis of the base portion, each of the base portion and the identification portion is radially distanced from an inner face of the hollow portion, and the hollow portion is radially open at two opposite sides.

US Pat. No. 10,765,230

BABY CARRIER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

LITTLE BUG CREATIONS, LLC...

1. A baby carrier for carrying a baby by a wearer, the carrier comprising:a. a back panel comprising:
i. a top side having a first top end and a second top end; and
ii. a bottom side having a first bottom end comprising a first means for removably securing a length of fabric to the first bottom end, and a second bottom end comprising a second means for removably securing a length of fabric to the second bottom end;
b. a first length of fabric secured to the first top end of the back panel and extending from the first top end of the back panel;
c. a second length of fabric secured to the second top end of the back panel and extending from the second top end of the back panel; and
d. a sash comprising a first end, a second end, and at least one pocket, wherein the first length of fabric removably engages the second means for removably securing a length of fabric, and the first length of fabric removably engages the first means for removably securing a length of fabric, wherein the second length of fabric crosses over the first length of fabric thereby defining a pouch for carrying a baby, and wherein the sash is configured to horizontally wrap around the baby and the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,765,228

BODY SUPPORT CUSHION HAVING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

Tempur World, LLC, Lexin...

1. A body support cushion, comprising:a layered arrangement of foam comprised of an upper layer of viscoelastic comfort foam and a lower layer of viscoelastic comfort foam beneath said upper layer of viscoelastic comfort foam, wherein said upper and lower layers have a density of at least 20 kg/m3 and no more than 150 kg/m3;
a phase change material disposed in the upper layer of viscoelastic comfort foam;
said layered arrangement of foam further comprising a support system having a top support layer and a bottom support layer wherein said top support layer has at least one nonplanar portion; and,
a mattress cover also comprising a phase change material (PCM) wherein the amount of PCM in one area is greater than a second area.

US Pat. No. 10,765,227

MATTRESS

ME. RES. S.R.L., Avellin...

1. A mattress comprising:an ergonomic layer made of foam material; and
a breathable layer made of three-dimensional polymeric material,wherein said ergonomic layer and said breathable layer are mutually coupled to one another, and wherein the breathable layer is individually wrapped in a casing made of a three-dimensional breathable fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,765,226

MATTRESS WITH LONGITUDINALLY ADJUSTABLE VERTICAL RELIEF

1. A mattress apparatus, comprising:a base portion including a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing side surfaces that include a head side surface and a foot side surface, and defining a longitudinal axis from the head side surface to the foot side surface;
a relief volume within a sub-portion of the top surface, the relief volume defined by a relief periphery within the opposing side surfaces of the top portion and side walls extending vertically downward by a vertical distance into the base portion from the relief periphery, wherein the relief periphery defines a rounded shape;
a set of two or more central insert elements, wherein each central insert element is shaped such that each central insert element, when inserted into the relief volume, has a first side wall and a second side wall that abuts at least a portion of a first side wall and a second side wall of the relief volume that are opposing each other on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis, and has a third side wall and a fourth side wall that is spaced apart from a third side wall and a fourth side wall of the relief volume to form respective first and second peripheral volumes within the relief volume and that are respectively intersected by the longitudinal axis, wherein each insert element has a rounded periphery formed by the first, second, third and fourth sidewalls of the central insert element, and the first peripheral volume and the second peripheral volume are on opposite sides of insert element;
for each first and second peripheral volume, a set of one or more peripheral insert elements, wherein each peripheral insert element is shaped such that when inserted into the relief volume, side walls of the peripheral insert element abut the third side wall or the fourth side wall of a central insert element that is in similar vertical disposition with the peripheral insert element, and abut the third side wall or the fourth side wall of the relief volume, wherein each peripheral insert element is crescent shaped;
each central insert element has respective top and bottom surfaces spaced apart by a respective height that is less than the vertical distance by which the side walls of the relief volume into which the central insert elements are received extend downward;
each peripheral insert element has respective top and bottom surfaces spaced apart by a respective height that is equal to or less than the vertical distance by which the side walls of the relief volume into which the peripheral insert element is received extend downward;
the central insert elements and the peripheral insert elements may be individually and separately placed within the relief volume so that a plurality of adjusted relief volumes may be formed, wherein each adjusted relief volume is oriented differently from each other adjustable relief volume; and
the relief periphery of the relief volume matches the periphery of the central insert element abutted on opposite sides by the peripheral insert elements.

US Pat. No. 10,765,224

SWITCHING MEANS FOR AN ADJUSTABLE FOUNDATION SYSTEM

Sleep Number Corporation,...

1. A bed-control system comprising:a first foundation system comprising a first set of actuating platforms and a first set of actuators configured to lift the first set of actuating platforms;
a second foundation system comprising a second set of actuating platforms and a second set of actuators configured to lift the second set of actuating platforms;
a display device comprising at least one processor and memory, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the display device to:
receive user-input-data based on a user manipulation of a switch member of a switch;
operate in one of a plurality of states based on the user-input-data;
wherein, when operating in a first state of the plurality of states, the first and second foundation systems operate in unison; and
wherein, when operating in a second state of the plurality of states, the first and second foundation systems move independently.

US Pat. No. 10,765,223

MULTI-PURPOSE PORTABLE MATTRESS EXTENDER

1. A portable mattress extension device comprising:a horizontal tray comprising a lip extending along a perimeter of the tray, the tray sized and configured to provide a resting place for a user's extremity during sleep;
a flat, horizontal slab configured to slide underneath a mattress and hold the device in place while the user's extremity is resting on the tray;
a gutter located between the tray and the slab, the gutter consisting of a vertical arm extending perpendicularly from an end of the tray, a horizontal portion creating a gap for receiving bed linen between the tray and the slab, and a vertical stabilizing arm extending perpendicularly from an end of the slab; and
a pad located on top of the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,765,222

BED WITH LIFTABLE MATTRESS AND STORAGE CAVITY

Ultra-Mek, Inc., Denton,...

1. A bed, comprising:a foundation including a head wall, a foot wall opposed to the head wall, opposed side walls between the head wall and the foot wall, and a floor, the head wall, the foot wall, the side walls and the floor forming at least one storage cavity;
a mattress assembly comprising a mattress and an underlying panel; and
a lifting mechanism comprising a series of interconnected pivoting links, the lifting mechanism being mounted to the foundation and the mattress assembly, the lifting mechanism configured to move the mattress assembly between a lowered position, in which the mattress assembly is positioned atop the foundation, and a raised position, in which the mattress assembly is positioned above and at least partially laterally of the foundation, such that the storage cavity is accessible.

US Pat. No. 10,765,220

DRAINAGE CHANNELS IN FOAM PAD SEATING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A seat cushion assembly comprising:a first foam pad defining a plurality of water drainage columns disposed therethrough and defining top pad grooves disposed on a bottom portion of the first foam pad;
a second foam pad disposed below the first foam pad and defining bottom pad grooves disposed on a top angled portion of the second foam pad, the second foam pad and the first foam pad defining at least one flow channel in fluid communication with the plurality of water drainage columns; and
a topper pad disposed over the first foam pad, the top pad grooves, and the plurality of water drainage columns.

US Pat. No. 10,765,218

CHAIR OR ARMCHAIR WITH ADJUSTABLE BACKREST

Donati S.P.A., Rodengo S...

1. A chair assembly for a chair or an armchair, comprising a seat body for a seat, a backrest body for a backrest, a locking and adjustment device applied to the seat body and a backrest support that connects the locking and adjustment device to the backrest body,wherein the backrest support comprises a lower engagement portion fixed to the seat body, an upper engagement portion fixed to the backrest body, a first arm, hinged to the lower engagement portion in a first lower axis and to the upper engagement portion in a first upper axis, and a second arm, hinged to the lower engagement portion in a second lower axis and to the upper engagement portion in a second upper axis, to form an articulated parallelogram that allows the position of the backrest body to be changed while keeping the backrest body parallel to the previous position,
wherein the backrest support comprises return means suitable to operate permanently to bring the backrest support towards a retracted limit position, and
wherein said return means are elastic and comprise at least one spring, permanently in traction, operating on one of said arms and on a fixed stop.

US Pat. No. 10,765,215

ITEM OF SEATING FURNITURE IN TWO-SHELL DESIGN FOR HOLDING DECAL SHEETS

PARTY RENT SCHWEIZ AG, B...

1. Item of seating furniture formed from two interconnected seat shells, forming as a connected unit the seat surface and backrest of the item of seating furniture,wherein the top and bottom seat shells joined to form the item of seating furniture are approximately identical in design
and these are joined to each other only in their edge region such that a free, narrow and flat gap space remains between the seat shells,
which accommodates a decal sheet via a slotlike access opening at the top end of the backrest and/or at the front edge of the seat surface and/or in the rear surface of the item of seating furniture,
which decal sheet has roughly the size of the surface of the item of seating furniture.

US Pat. No. 10,765,213

RECLINABLE FOLDING DECKCHAIR

LAFUMA MOBILIER SAS, Ann...

1. A foldable and reclining armchair comprising at least:a backrest,
a seat delimited by at least one first and one second beams positioned opposite each other, said seat being hinged relative to the backrest,
a stand, formed by a first jamb and a second jamb, each jamb being formed by at least one front leg and one rear leg, said rear leg comprising an end hingedly mounted on the front leg, each jamb of the stand comprising a jamb yoke including a first portion configured to enable sliding of the rear leg and a second portion fastened on a beam of the seat, said stand comprising on each jamb means for limiting the sliding of the rear leg,
wherein the jamb yoke is formed by at least one receiving shell comprising a first receiving housing shaped so as to at least partially house a fastening member, the fastening member being intended to be fastened to a beam of the seat, and at least one covering shell, hinged relative to the receiving shell, said covering shell comprising on one face, a cover configured to at least partially conceal the fastening member housed at least partially in the first receiving housing of the receiving shell.

US Pat. No. 10,765,211

FURNITURE COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FORMING SUCH A FURNITURE COMPONENT

JBL INTERNATIONAL, INC, ...

1. A furniture component comprising:a central member having a top, a bottom, a first side and a second side extending between the top and the bottom;
a pair of circular segments each defined by a chord of a circle, said pair of circular segments respectively affixed to said pair of sides, each of said pair of circular segments having a planar surface affixed respectively to the first and second sides of said central member, the planar surface having a length greater than a width of said central member such that said pair of circular segments has a first portion extending outwardly beyond said central member and such that said pair of circular segments has a second portion extending outwardly beyond said central member;
a first element affixed to the top of the central member and between the first portions of said pair of circular segments; and
a second element affixed to the bottom of the central member and between the second portions of said pair of circular segments, each of said pair of circular segments having a curved surface opposite said central member, each of the first and second elements having a curved surface opposite said central member, the curved surface and said pair of curved segments and the curved surface of said first and second elements being continuous.

US Pat. No. 10,765,210

MOUNTING DEVICE AND CARTON FLOW BED

Interroll Holding AG, (C...

1. A mounting device (100) for connecting a first substantially horizontally aligned support beam (20) to at least a second substantially horizontally aligned support beam (30, 40) of a carton flow bed rack (1; 2), comprising:a plug (110) having an upper arm (112) and a lower arm (113) that are pluggable into a first end of the first support beam (20) for establishing a plug connection of the plug (110) in the first end of the first support beams (20), upper and lower sets of receiving openings (114L, 114U, 115L, 115U) disposed respectively in the upper and lower arms (112, 113);
a key (130) having a wedge-shaped portion and being insertable into one of the receiving openings (114U, 115U) in the upper arm (112) and one of the receiving openings (114L, 115L) in the lower arm (113) for fixing the plug (110) in the first support beam (20); and
an engaging element (120) arranged at the plug (110), wherein the engaging element (120) is provided to engage the second support beam (30; 40);wherein:the plug (110) is fixable to the first end of the first support beam (20) in at least first and second plug-positions by means of the key (130), the plug (110) being plugged only partially into the first support beam when the plug (110) is in the first plug-position, and the plug (110) being plugged fully into the first support beam when the plug (110) is in the second plug-position, and
the plug (110) has the upper and lower sets of receiving openings (114L, 114U, 115L, 115U) disposed respectively in the upper and lower arms (112, 113) and into which the key (130) is insertable for establishing the first and second plug-positions.

US Pat. No. 10,765,208

DRAWER GLIDE MECHANISM

RSI HOME PRODUCTS MANAGEM...

1. A drawer glide mechanism comprising:a first elongate guide member having:
a first end, a second end opposite the first end;
a web;
a first flange extending from the web; and
a second flange extending from the web and spaced from the first flange, the second flange generally parallel to the first flange;
a second elongate guide member having:
a first end, a second end opposite the first end;
a web;
a first flange extending from the web; and
a second flange extending from the web and spaced from the first flange of the second elongate guide member, the second flange generally parallel to the first flange;
a ball bearing component nested at least partially between the first elongate guide member and the second elongate guide member, the ball bearing component configured to facilitate movement of the second elongate guide member relative to the first elongate guide member in a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction; and
a roller support attached to the web of the first elongate guide member and positioned between the first and second flanges of the second elongate guide member such that a first gap exists between the first flange of the second elongate guide member and the roller support and a second gap exists between the second flange of the second elongate guide member and the roller support, wherein the roller support is positioned closer to the second end of the first elongate guide member than to the first end of the first elongate guide member, and wherein the roller support is configured to limit movement of the second end of the second elongate guide member in a third direction that is non-parallel to the first and second directions.

US Pat. No. 10,765,207

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY AND BRACKET DEVICE THEREOF

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail;
a first bracket device mounted to the first rail; and
a second bracket device, comprising:
a supporting frame movable relative to the first rail;
a bracket comprising a longitudinal wall and a mounting member, the longitudinal wall being connected to the supporting frame, the mounting member being arranged adjacent to the longitudinal wall, wherein the bracket is fixedly arranged on the supporting frame;
a fastening member pivotally connected to the bracket through a pin and unable to be linearly moved relative to the bracket, the fastening member comprising two parts, one of the two parts comprising a fastening section; and
an elastic member configured to provide an elastic force to the fastening member so that the fastening member can be maintained in a predetermined state;
wherein when the fastening member is in the predetermined state, the fastening section is adjacent to the mounting member;
wherein when the fastening member is rotated in a first direction from the predetermined state, the fastening section moves away from the mounting member;
wherein the second bracket device further comprises two blocking features arranged on a rotation path of the fastening member in a second direction along which the fastening member is rotated;
wherein when the fastening member is in the predetermined state, the two blocking features are respectively configured beside the two parts of the fastening member, so as to prevent the fastening member from rotating in the second direction from the predetermined state.

US Pat. No. 10,765,205

SHELVING SYSTEM AND BRACKET

1. A shelving system comprising:a frame comprising a plurality of posts;
a plurality of rails for supporting sides of drawers such that the drawers are slidable along the rails; and
brackets, each comprising a first end portion, an intermediate portion and second end portion, the first end portion being located at a first end of the intermediate portion and the second end portion being located at a second opposite end of the intermediate portion;
wherein the intermediate portion comprises a flexible wall portion being moveable from an open position, in which the flexible wall portion is planar, to a closed position, in which the flexible wall portion is arcuate, such that in the closed position the flexible wall portion wraps around a portion of the post and the first and second end portions engage to form a connector engagable with an end of one of the rails to support the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,765,200

BARBEQUE CHAIN BRUSH

Archipelago Group LLC, L...

1. A barbeque chain brush, comprising:a brush head, comprising:
a brush head base; and
a plurality of chain segments, such that an upper end of each chain segment is connected to the brush head base, such that each chain segment, comprises:
a plurality of connected chain links;
wherein each chain segment in the plurality of chain segments is configured as a double chain, such that first and second ends of the double chain are connected to the brush head base, such that a middle part of the double chain is configured to be a lowest part of the double chain;
such that the barbeque chain brush is configured to be used to scrub a surface of a barbeque grill.

US Pat. No. 10,765,198

HAIR REMOVAL DEVICE

1. A hair removal device comprising a body and a plurality of tentacle clusters, the body having a body top and a body bottom, a wall attachment on the body bottom, each of the plurality of tentacle clusters comprising a cluster base and a plurality of tentacles, the cluster base on the body top, each one of the plurality of tentacles comprising a first tentacle end and a second tentacle end, each of the first tentacle ends on the respective cluster base, each of the first tentacle ends spaced from the body top, each of the second tentacle ends spaced from the cluster base, each of the second tentacle ends spaced from the body top, the tentacles extending radially from the cluster base at a variety of angles, the plurality of clusters disposed in a predetermined pattern to create an index finger row, a middle finger row and a ring finger row.

US Pat. No. 10,765,196

GEAR ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

1. A storage system, is configured to store material on a mountable surface, the storage system comprises:a mounting panel, further comprising a pouch attachment ladder system grid of webbing slots, a plurality of rigid stay protrusion slots and a plurality of mounting hardware holes;
a modular lightweight load-carrying equipment holster further comprising a pouch attachment ladder system grid of webbing;
wherein the pouch attachment ladder system grid of webbing fits through the pouch attachment ladder system grid of webbing slots which is then held in place with a rigid stay;
wherein the rigid stay further comprises a protrusion in order to prevent the rigid stay from sliding out of the pouch attachment ladder system grid of webbing.

US Pat. No. 10,765,194

METHOD OF PREPARING DRY HYDROGEL SHEET AND DRY HYDROGEL SHEET PREPARED BY THE SAME

LOTTE FINE CHEMICAL CO., ...

1. A method of preparing a dry hydrogel sheet comprising:preparing a cellulose ether dispersion solution;
transferring the dispersion solution to a coater while maintaining a temperature of the dispersion solution in a range from a gelation temperature of the dispersion solution to a boiling point of water;
applying the dispersion solution transferred to the coater as a sheet;
preparing a hydrogel sheet by cooling the applied dispersion solution to induce gelation; and
drying the hydrogel sheet,
wherein the cellulose ether dispersion solution consisting of a cellulose ether, a gelling agent, a gelling promoter and water,
wherein the cellulose ether is any one or two or more selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and carboxymethyl cellulose, and
wherein the range from the gelation temperature of the dispersion solution to the boiling point of water is between 55 and 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,765,191

DIFFUSER

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A diffuser for attachment to an airflow outlet end of a hair dryer, the diffuser comprising:at least one air inlet for receiving an airflow from the hair dryer;
a grille comprising a plurality of air outlets for emitting a first part of the airflow from the diffuser; and
a plurality of projections upstanding from the grille for contacting hair of a user and for emitting a second part of the airflow, each of the projections comprising a single air outlet located in an end portion of the projection which is remote from the grille;
wherein the plurality of projections comprises a first set of projections and a second set of projections arranged around the first set of projections, and wherein the single air outlets of the first set of projections are arranged to emit air towards the second set of projections, and the single air outlets of the second set of projections are arranged to emit air towards the first set of projections, and
wherein a first projection of the first set of projections and a second projection of the second set of projections are aligned along a radial line extending from a longitudinal axis of the diffuser and intersecting the first and second projections, and the single air outlet of the first projection faces outwardly away from the longitudinal axis toward the second projection so that the radial line extends through a center of the single air outlet of the first projection.

US Pat. No. 10,765,190

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELONGATING NATURAL HAIR COILS AND DEFINING NATURAL HAIR COIL PATTERNS

1. A hair tool for elongating and defining hair coils comprising top and bottom opposing half portions each having a plurality of spaced apart cylindrical coiling members; said coiling members of each half portion are connected at opposing ends by at least one connector and at least one securing member to secure top and bottom half portions together; each coiling member is non-linear extending in a longitudinal direction providing ridges and troughs in a transverse direction; said opposing half portions are configured to be separated in an open position to accept hair coils therebetween and a closed secured position wherein hair coils are captured and held between opposing portions in a hair treatment position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,189

SUITCASE

1. A suitcase comprising:a body having two openings defined in a surface of the body; and
two zippers mounted respectively in the openings of the body and defined respectively as a first zipper and a second zipper, wherein
the first zipper has two collar pullers, and each collar puller has a shape and a circular through hole defined through the collar puller; and
the second zipper has two elongated pullers having a shape different from that of the collar pullers and selectively extending through the circular through holes of the collar pullers of the first zipper, and each elongated puller of the second zipper has a locking hole defined in the elongated puller.

US Pat. No. 10,765,188

KEY WALLET BUTTERFLY TYPE

R.J. VAN GEER BEHEER BV, ...

1. Wallet, having four wallet boundary edges, comprising two shell elements which are associated by connection means at a spine of the wallet in such a manner that they are configured to pivot relative to one another around a pivot axis at the spine such that a first longitudinal boundary edge of the one shell element, is configured to move away from a corresponding first longitudinal boundary edge of the other shell element to move between an open and a closed position of the wallet by mutually pivoting of the shell elements, wherein a pre tensioned membrane material extends from the one shell element via the spine to the other shell element and biases the shell elements to pivot in the direction from the closed to the open position of the wallet, both if the wallet is in the open and closed position, and each shell element provides a main face of the wallet and further pivoting, due to the bias of the pre tensioned membrane material, of the shell elements in the direction from the closed to the open position of the wallet, beyond the open position of the wallet is blocked by a stop means of the wallet.

US Pat. No. 10,765,187

ANTI-THEFT CARRYING BAG

Travel Caddy, Inc., Elk ...

1. A carrying bag comprising:a flexible exterior bag having a plurality of flexible exterior panels and at least one opening for access to an interior of the exterior bag, at least two flexible exterior panels of the plurality of flexible exterior panels coupled together at one or more seams;
a security panel assembly arranged within the interior of the flexible exterior bag, the security panel assembly comprising:
a first flexible material layer having a plurality of edges; and
a cut-resistant fabric layer stitched to the first flexible material layer, the cut-resistant fabric layer comprising a plurality of cut-resistant polymeric fibers, filaments, cables, threads or yarns knitted, woven, spun or interwoven together, and at least some of the cut-resistant fabric layer overlapping with or coupled into the one or more seams.

US Pat. No. 10,765,186

CANOPY UMBRELLA WITH IMPROVED CONTROL

Niche Inc., New Bedford,...

1. An umbrella assembly having a fixed upper hub, the umbrella assembly comprising:a quick release finial, wherein the quick release finial comprises:
a finial top;
a finial tower connected to the finial top;
a non-threaded finial post connected to the final tower, wherein the finial post comprises:
one ball plunger assembly, wherein the one ball plunger assembly comprises:
one spring;
one ball;
a finial insert, wherein the finial insert comprises:
a non-threaded bore hole adapted to snugly receive the finial post;
a bottom surface for engaging the at least one ball plunger assembly;
a pole for wherein the pole comprises a pole bore hole adaptable to receive the finial insert; and
a hub slidable on the pole.

US Pat. No. 10,765,185

UMBRELLA HOLDER

1. An umbrella mounting device for removably mounting an umbrella to a generally tubular member, the assembly comprising:a clamp assembly configured to be removably clamped to the generally tubular member, wherein the clamp assembly includes an outwardly facing mounting surface that is disposed generally parallel to the clamp assembly axis, and
an umbrella holder configured to receive an umbrella handle;
wherein the umbrella holder is rotatably coupled to the clamp assembly mounting surface so that the umbrella holder can be rotated about a longitudinal rotation axis that is generally perpendicular to the clamp assembly axis; and
wherein the umbrella holder is rotatable to one of a plurality of selectable positions about a transverse rotation axis, wherein the transverse rotation axis is generally parallel to the clamp assembly mounting surface and is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal rotation axis;
a longitudinal rotation locking mechanism configured to secure the umbrella holder in the longitudinal rotation axis at an angular position that is selectable from a plurality of angular positions about the longitudinal rotation axis;
a transverse locking mechanism configured to secure the umbrella holder into one of the plurality of selectable positions about the transverse rotation axis;
wherein the longitudinal rotation locking mechanism includes a handwheel that is rotatably mounted on a threaded member disposed along the longitudinal rotation axis between the umbrella holder and the clamp assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,765,184

UMBRELLA CANOPY CONTRIVANCE

1. A device comprising:an upper umbrella canopy section that is configured to engage a vertical support;
a lower umbrella canopy section that is configured to extend a coverage of said upper umbrella canopy section;
an opening segment disposed on a proximate center portion of said upper umbrella canopy section, wherein said opening segment is configured to encircle the vertical support;
an upper umbrella canopy divide portion, wherein said upper umbrella canopy divide portion is configured to be operable for enabling said opening segment to encircle the vertical support;
an upper closure mechanism that is configured to close said upper umbrella canopy divide portion;
a tab implement, wherein said tab implement is configured to connect said upper umbrella canopy pocket divide portion;
a lower umbrella canopy divide portion;
a lower closure mechanism that is configured to close said lower umbrella canopy divide portion;
a pocket implement, wherein said pocket implement is disposed at a portion of said opening segment;
a cinching device into engagement with said pocket implement, wherein said cinching device is configured to encircle a portion of said opening segment, and
wherein said cinching device is operable for tightening said opening segment around the vertical support;
a rib pocket segment disposed on an outside edge of said lower umbrella canopy section.

US Pat. No. 10,765,181

DUAL BAND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING A PERSONAL COMPUTING DEVICE

1. A dual band apparatus comprising:a first band comprising a first band first end and a first band second end;
a second band comprising a first strip of elastic material and a second strip of elastic material, the first strip having a first strip end and a second strip end, and the second strip having a first strip end and a second strip end; and
a connection between the first band and the second band, wherein
the first band first end is sandwiched between both first strip ends of the first and second strips forming a first band seam and the first band second end is sandwiched between both second strip ends of the first and second strips forming a second band seam, the first band is sized such that, when the first band receives a hand of a wearer, the first band stretches to fit around the hand of the wearer, and
the second band is sized such that, when the second band receives a personal computing device, the second band stretches around the personal computing device to hold the computing device against the hand of the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,765,179

SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A slide fastener comprising:a pair of fastener tapes;
a pair of fastener element rows respectively attached to opposing side edge portions of the pair of fastener tapes;
a slider for engaging and disengaging the pair of fastener element rows with and from each other; and
a separable stop provided on one end side of the pair of fastener element rows,
wherein the separable stop comprises a retainer pin provided on one of the fastener tapes and a separable pin provided on the other of the fastener tapes,
wherein the separable pin has a projection configured to be engaged with a fastener element at one end of one of the fastener element rows on the one of the fastener tapes,
wherein the slider comprises:
an upper plate and a lower plate which are arranged to be spaced from each other in an upper and lower direction and to be parallel to each other;
a guide post connecting the upper plate with the lower plate at front end portions thereof; and
a raised portion configured in such a manner that the raised portion extends on a lower surface of the upper plate rearward from a periphery of the guide post and is raised from the lower surface of the upper plate toward the lower plate, or that the raised portion extends on an upper surface of the lower plate rearward from the periphery of the guide post and is raised from the upper surface of the lower plate toward the upper plate,
wherein the raised portion of the slider and the separable pin have respective contact portions configured to come in contact with each other in a moving direction of the slider, and
wherein at least one of the contact portion of the raised portion of the slider and the contact portion of the separable pin is provided with an intersecting portion obliquely intersecting with the moving direction of the slider.

US Pat. No. 10,765,178

ELEMENT, FASTENER STRINGER, AND SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. An element configured to be installed together with a tape to form a fastener stringer, the element comprising:a main body including an upper main body and a lower main body;
an installing portion for installing the tape;
a head; and
a neck connecting the main body and the head,
wherein, when a front-rear direction of the element is defined by a longitudinal direction of the fastener stringer, a left-right direction of the element is defined by a width direction of the fastener stringer, and an upper-lower direction of the element is defined by a thickness direction of the fastener stringer, at least one of the upper main body and the lower main body includes a convex portion and a base portion, and the convex portion protrudes from the base portion and extends in the left-right direction at an intermediate position in the front-rear direction,
wherein protrusions extending in the front-rear direction are formed on both sides of the convex portion, and
wherein center lines of the protrusions along the front-rear direction coincide with a center line of the installing portion along the front-rear direction, in the upper-lower direction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,177

SLIDER FOR SLIDE FASTENER

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A slider for a slide fastener, the slider including:a slider body in which an upper blade and a lower blade are connected by a guide column,
a tab provided with an attaching shaft portion at one end part,
a stop pawl body provided with a pawl base end portion, an upper arm portion and a lower arm portion extending from the pawl base end portion and a pawl portion disposed at the lower arm portion, and
a cover body accommodating a part of the stop pawl body in an inside and fixed in a cantilever state to the upper blade;
in which the stop pawl body is urged toward the upper blade;
a tab insertion gap being able to pass the attaching shaft portion of the tab is provided between the upper blade and a free end portion of the cover body;
the stop pawl body is disposed such that the upper arm portion and the lower arm portion are disposed to be swingable up and down with respect to the slider body;
the stop pawl body protrudes the pawl portion to an element guide path formed between the upper blade and the lower blade by being urged toward the upper blade;
wherein:
an open and close member opening and closing the tab insertion gap is disposed alongside the stop pawl body in a slider width direction, and is disposed so that a rear end part of the open and close member is swingable up and down between a passing position at which the tab insertion gap is opened and the attaching shaft portion of the tab is passed, and a blocking position at which the attaching shaft portion is blocked not to be passed with respect to the slider body; and
the open and close member is urged toward the blocking position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,175

ARTICLE WITH ADJUSTABLE REARWARD COVERING PORTION

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a longitudinal direction extending from a forefoot portion to a heel portion of the article of footwear;
a lateral direction extending from a lateral side to a medial side of the article of footwear;
a vertical direction that is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction;
a base portion configured to support a sole of a foot, the base portion including a central portion and an outer peripheral portion;
an upper comprising a forward covering portion and a rearward covering portion, the upper having an upper periphery and a lower periphery, wherein the upper periphery includes a portion of the upper disposed adjacent to a throat fastening region and the lower periphery includes a portion of the upper disposed adjacent to a sole structure of the article of footwear;
the forward covering portion attached to the base portion, wherein the forward covering portion is configured to cover a portion of a forefoot of the foot;
the rearward covering portion attached to the base portion, wherein the rearward covering portion is configured to cover a portion of a heel of the foot;
the rearward covering portion further including a first peripheral portion and a second peripheral portion, the first peripheral portion being attached to the outer peripheral portion of the base portion;
the rearward covering portion having an open configuration configured to receive the foot and a closed configuration configured to cover the foot;
a tensioning member extending through a plurality of apertures within the rearward covering portion and also extending through a plurality of apertures within the upper periphery of the forward covering portion, the tensioning member further extending along an outward facing surface of the rearward covering portion and extending from an outward facing surface of the forward covering portion through an opening located in the lower periphery of the outward facing surface of the forward covering portion, wherein the tensioning member adjusts the rearward covering portion between the open configuration and the closed configuration, the tensioning member having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a tensioning device attached to the first end portion and the second end portion of the tensioning member to adjust tension in the tensioning member;
wherein the first peripheral portion has a vertical position that is substantially unchanged between the open configuration and the closed configuration; and
wherein a vertical position of the second peripheral portion changes substantially between the open configuration and the closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,765,174

SHOELACE SECURING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

1. A shoe comprising: a shoelace having shoelace ends, a tongue and a vamp, wherein the vamp has a first right eyelet, a second right eyelet, a third right eyelet, a first left eyelet, a second left eyelet, and a third left eyelet; wherein the shoelace includes a left tip and a right tip, wherein the right tip of the shoelace is permanently secured to the vamp at a right shoelace termination; wherein the left tip of the shoelace is permanently secured to the vamp at a left shoelace termination; wherein the left and right tips of the shoelace are permanently secured to the vamp with at least one of thread, string, or yarn; wherein the first right eyelet is the right eyelet closest to the right shoelace termination; wherein the first left eyelet is the left eyelet closest to the left shoelace termination; wherein the shoelace is not elastic; wherein the shoelace extends from the left shoelace termination to the first right eyelet, from the first right eyelet to the second left eyelet, from the second left eyelet to the third right eyelet, from the third right eyelet to the third left eyelet, from the third left eyelet to the second right eyelet, from the second right eyelet to the first left eyelet, from the first left eyelet to the right shoelace termination; wherein an overhand knot is always present in the shoelace when the shoe is in a loosened configuration, a partially tied configuration or a tied configuration; wherein in the tied configuration there is at least one more additional knot in the shoelace than in the untied configuration; and wherein the entire shoelace is configured to be elevated above the ground when in the loosened configuration, the partially tied configuration, or the tied configuration when the shoe is resting on a horizontal ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,765,173

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH RECONFIGURABLE FASTENING SYSTEM

UNDER ARMOUR, INC., Balt...

1. An article of footwear comprising: a sole; an upper coupled to the sole, the upper being configured to receive at least a portion of a human foot, the upper including a medial quarter and a lateral quarter; and a plurality of eyelets disposed on the medial quarter and the lateral quarter, each eyelet including a pair of openings disposed in the upper, the plurality of eyelets further including at least one elongate member threaded through the pair of openings of each eyelet such that the elongate member includes a series of unexposed portions that are disposed on an inner surface of the upper and a series of exposed portions that are disposed on an outer surface of the upper, wherein each exposed portion of the elongate member enables a fastener to be threaded between the exposed portion and the outer surface of the upper;wherein the plurality of eyelets are arranged in a series of columns and rows; wherein the series of columns and rows include at least four columns and at least three rows;
wherein the pair of openings of each eyelet in a first row and a third row in the at least three rows are slits that extend in a longitudinal direction of the article of footwear, and wherein the pair of openings of each eyelet in a second row of the at least three rows are slits that extend in a transverse direction of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,765,172

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH BANKING MIDSOLE WITH EMBEDDED RESILIENT PLATE

NIKE, Imc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:a midsole having a lower midsole surface;
an outsole having upper and lower outsole surfaces, the upper outsole surface being attached to the lower midsole surface, and the lower outsole surface forming a ground-engaging portion of the article of footwear; and
a curved plate located in the midsole and having an undulating medio-lateral curvature and a rectilinear longitudinal cross-section extending from fore to aft edges of the curved plate, the curved plate including a first side with a first edge and a downward-facing concavity, a second side with a second edge and an upward-facing concavity, and an inflection region connecting the first and second sides, the upward-facing concavity being positioned between the downward-facing concavity and a lateral or a medial edge of the midsole,
wherein the first edge is positioned below a horizontal plane substantially parallel to the lower outsole surface and passing through the inflection region, and the second edge is positioned above the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,765,170

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH ADAPTIVE FIT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole, comprising:an outer sole assembly including a plurality of outer sole members spaced apart from each other by a plurality of gaps;
a middle sole assembly defining a plurality of grooves; and
an intermediate layer comprising an elastomer, wherein the intermediate layer is disposed between the outer sole assembly and the middle sole assembly, and the intermediate layer connects the middle sole assembly to the outer sole assembly;
wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than each of the plurality of outer sole members;wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than the middle sole assembly; andwherein the plurality of gaps includes a forward central gap that separates the sole between a lateral portion and a medial portion.

US Pat. No. 10,765,169

HIGH FOOT MOBILITY SHOE

VIBRAM S.P.A., Albizzate...

1. High foot mobility shoe, comprisingan upper;
a sole disposed at a bottom of the upper
separate front seats defined by the sole and upper and adapted to hold respective toes or toe groups of a wearer,
a plurality of ground contacting portions disposed on the sole and configured to rest on the ground, the ground contacting portions being substantially contiguous to each other along a plantar surface, adapted to increase a prehensility of a foot of the wearer,
separation channels delimited by said ground contacting portions and extending between adjacent ones of said ground contacting portions, the channels configured to ensure that said ground contacting portions can freely move in space one in respect to another in relation to movements made by a wearer's foot; and
a plurality of surface bulges disposed on and protruding outwardly from at least one of the plurality of ground contacting portions, one surface bulge adjacent to another;
wherein said surface bulges have a substantially polygonal shape of a triangle, square or pentagon;
wherein said upper is adapted to extends both over a dorsum of a foot of the wearer and beneath a sole of the foot such that the upper is adapted to entirely surround the foot;
wherein the sole is affixed to the upper at an area where the upper is adapted to extend beneath the sole of the foot;
wherein said sole comprises a layer substantially smooth and yielding that extends continuously an entire length of the plantar surface from a heel area of the shoe to a toe area of the shoe and wherein said plurality of ground contacting portions are disposed on and extending from said layer; and
wherein a first plurality of said ground contacting portions is disposed laterally across the sole in a forefoot area;
wherein a second plurality of said ground contacting portions is disposed laterally across the sole in an isthmus area;
wherein a third plurality of said ground contacting portions is disposed laterally across the sole in a heel area; and
wherein the separation channels delimited by the respective first, second, and third pluralities of said ground contacting portions extend longitudinally, generally transverse to the lateral arrangement of said ground contacting portions;
wherein the separate front seats comprise five separate front seats and wherein each of said five separate front seats comprises three ground contacting portions delimiting the separation channels therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,765,168

SHOE, IN PARTICULAR A SPORTS SHOE

PUMA SE, Herzogenaurach ...

1. A shoe, comprising a sole and a shoe upper,wherein the sole comprises an outer sole and a sole part which has a base region from which a support part extends upwards,
wherein the shoe upper comprises a sock section connected to the sole for receiving a foot of a wearer,
wherein the support part covers the sock section on an outer side of the shoe, wherein no firm connection exists between the support part and the sock section over at least a section of the support part and
wherein both the support part and the sock section are surrounded by a tensioning element adapted to tension at least some sections of both the support part and the sock section against the foot of the wearer of the shoe,
wherein the tensioning element is designed as a net structure which comprises a plurality of apertures, wherein a lace is threaded only into some apertures of the plurality of apertures of the tensioning element to tension the tensioning element at the foot of the wearer of the shoe,
wherein the support part is arranged in a rear side region and/or in a heel region of the shoe, wherein the support part extends along a height of at least 40% of a total height of the shoe,
wherein the tensioning element runs circumferentially around a bottom side of the shoe so that the tensioning element envelops a bottom region of the sock section and the base region of the sole part, wherein the tensioning element is fixed between the sole part of the sole and the outer sole which forms a bottom end of the shoe so that the tensioning element extends over a portion of a bottom of the sole part from a lateral side of the shoe to a medial side of the shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,765,167

TOPLESS SHOE

Yehuda Azoulay, Kfar Ver...

1. A shoe comprising:a concave body defining sidewalls and a sole of the shoe, and comprising a first layer received within a second layer,
said first layer comprising at least a portion of said sole and a plurality of circumferentially adjacent upwardly-projecting tabs constituting an inner circumferential wall surrounding said sole and having an upper edge at an uppermost portion of the shoe and defining an opening, said opening having a shape substantially similar to that of the sole and being disposed entirely thereabove, said tabs being spaced from one another so as to define a plurality of vertical slots between adjacent tabs, and
said second layer comprising a plurality of U-shaped elements each of which comprises two walls and a bottom connecting therebetween, each of said two walls forming a portion of an outer circumferential wall of the shoe, and said bottoms forming a sole-shaped part of the second layer, said second layer being disposed on an outer surface of said first layer such that adjacent U-shaped elements are spaced from one another thereby defining a plurality of vertical slots between adjacent U-shaped elements,
wherein said tabs are characterized by an elasticity that enables them to be pushed outwardly thereby expanding said opening to facilitate receipt of a foot therethrough, and wherein said tabs are inwardly-biased thereby being configured to bear upon said foot when received within the cavity thereby facilitating gripping of the received foot by the shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,765,166

HELMET WITH MECHANISM FOR COOLING

AptEner Mechatronics Priv...

1. A headgear comprising:a helmet for wearing by a user, said helmet having an upper portion and a lower portion to be respectively positioned at a forehead and a chin of said user when worn by said user; and
a cooling unit,
wherein the cooling unit is designed to be attachable to, and detachable from, said lower portion of said helmet by said user of said headgear during use of said headgear by said user,
wherein said cooling unit comprises:
one or more inlets;
a fan for drawing in air into said cooling unit via said one or more inlets;
a pad to hold moisture to cool the air drawn into said cooling unit to generate cooled air;
an air outlet to direct said cooled air into said helmet; and
a reservoir to hold a cooling fluid,
wherein all of said one or more inlets, said fan, said pad, said air outlet and said reservoir are attached to said lower portion of said helmet when said cooling unit is attached to said lower portion of said helmet, and
wherein all of said one or more inlets, said fan, said pad, said air outlet and said reservoir are detached from said lower portion of said helmet when said cooling unit is detached from said lower portion of said helmet.

US Pat. No. 10,765,165

MOUNTING RAIL ASSEMBLY

GENTEX CORPORATION, Simp...

1. A mounting rail assembly comprising:a rail configured to be coupled to a helmet, the rail including a front surface with a mounting groove extending along a length of the front surface, the mounting groove open outwardly from the front surface of the rail and configured to adjustably couple to a first accessory device at two or more positions along the length of the rail;
a recess proximate an edge of the mounting rail assembly, the recess open generally perpendicular to the mounting groove and configured to receive a second accessory device, at least a portion of the recess positioned between the mounting groove and a rear surface of the mounting rail assembly; and
a shim configured to be positioned between the rail and the helmet, the shim forming at least a portion of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,765,163

FISHING HAT

FiveFifteen, LLC, Nashvi...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a hat, comprising
a crown, and
a bill coupled to the crown, wherein the bill protrudes away from the crown; and
a strip of closed-cell foam, wherein
the strip comprises at least one circular protrusion integrally formed on the strip, wherein the protrusion is operable to receive a fishing hook and selectably couple the fishing hook to the strip, and
the strip is coupled to the bill of the hat.

US Pat. No. 10,765,161

BANDANNA

1. A bandanna comprising:a square piece of material defining a first, second, third, and fourth corner,
wherein a first diametric axis bisects said first and second corners and a second diametric axis bisects said third and fourth corners,
wherein said piece of material defines a pair of diametrically opposed openings through said piece of material, said pair of openings including a first opening through said piece of material and a second opening through said piece of material, wherein said first opening is at said first corner and said second opening is at said second corner diametrically opposite said first opening across said second diametric axis, and wherein said first and second openings intersect said first diametric axis,
wherein in a first, folded configuration of said piece of material said piece of material is folded about said second diametric axis into a triangle to align said first opening with said second opening, and
wherein in a second, connected configuration of said piece of material said third and fourth corners are interconnected with said first and second corners by said third and fourth corners being inserted through said aligned first and second openings, wherein the piece of material in the second configuration is configured to be worn on a head of a user with the first, second, third, and fourth corners disposed behind the head of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,765,159

HEAD MASK WITH CUSHIONED COLLAR

Dan-Dee International, Lt...

20. A head mask, comprising:(a) a shell having one or more openings configured to enable a wearer to see outside of the head mask when the head mask is worn by the wearer;
(b) one or more pieces of one-way mesh to cover the one or more openings;
(c) an interior cavity within the shell;
(d) an aperture through which a head of the wearer is insertable into the interior cavity; and
(e) a collar surrounding at least a first portion of the aperture, wherein the shell has a first thickness, and wherein the collar has a second thickness that is larger than the first thickness;
wherein at least a portion of the collar comprises at least first and second layers formed from a piece of a bendable foam, wherein at least a part of the second layer of the bendable foam is folded so as to overlap the first layer of bendable foam in a folded position, and wherein the second layer is secured in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,158

FOAM NODES FOR CREATING STAND OFF ON APPAREL ITEMS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An apparel system comprising:an inner article having an inner-facing surface and an outer-facing surface, the inner article comprising a first set of foam ink nodes located on the inner-facing surface of the inner article, wherein a portion of the first set of foam ink nodes comprise a perforation extending through the respective foam ink nodes and the inner article to form a fluid communication path from the inner-facing surface of the inner article to the outer-facing surface of the inner article; and
an outer article configured to be worn over the inner article, the outer article having an inner-facing surface and an outer-facing surface, the outer article comprising a second set of foam ink nodes located on the inner-facing surface of the outer article.

US Pat. No. 10,765,157

PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR USE WITH A GLOVE

Summit Glove Inc., Miner...

1. A system comprising:a dual purpose glove including an inner liner formed from a first material, a liquid proof outer layer formed from a second material, and an integral protective member formed from a third material different than the first material and the second material and the integral protective member located between the inner liner and outer layer positioned in a webbing region located between a finger sleeve and a thumb sleeve defined by the inner liner and the outer layer connected together; wherein the second material of the outer layer is formed from a material that is liquid impermeable and withstands thermal deformation at a temperature of at least 300° F.;
a cooking device containing a hot liquid, wherein the dual purpose glove is adapted to be at least partially submerged into the hot liquid;
a rotisserie spit, wherein the dual purpose glove is adapted to protect against movement of the rotisserie spit above the outer layer;
wherein the dual purpose glove is adapted to be used in a first mode for removal of cooked food from the rotisserie spit;
wherein the dual purpose glove is adapted to be used in a second mode for submersion into the hot liquid; and
one of a colored layer or a colored member integrally formed in the dual purpose glove adjacent the integral protective member between the integral protective member and the outer layer that establishes a visually identifiable color splash effect if the outer layer ruptures to effectuate an alert that the dual purpose glove is damaged and should neither be donned during removal of cooked food from the rotisserie spit in the first mode nor donned during submersion into the hot liquid in the second mode, and if the outer layer of the dual purpose glove is whole, uncut, unadulterated, and intact, then the one of the colored layer or the colored member is unable to be viewed;
wherein use of the dual purpose glove in the first mode and the second mode are terminated in an event that the dual purpose glove is damaged as alerted by the colored layer or the colored member being visible through a rupture in the outer layer, and wherein use of the dual purpose glove in the first mode and the second mode are permitted if the one of the colored layer or the colored member is unable to be viewed.

US Pat. No. 10,765,156

LOWER BACK ENTRY BODY SUIT

OCEAN RODEO SPORTS INC., ...

1. A lower back entry body suit comprising:a one piece body having a front, a back, a torso covering upper portion and a lower portion that extends from waist to ankle and is divided to define a first leg and a second leg, and
a sole access entry into the body suit extending part way up the first leg, across the back at or above the waist, and part way down the second leg.

US Pat. No. 10,765,155

BODY-ENHANCING GARMENT AND GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

VF Corporation, Greensbo...

1. A method for designing an anatomy-warped garment, the method comprising:identifying a desired three-dimensional (3-D) body shape;
converting the desired 3-D body shape into a two-dimensional (2-D) depth map;
identifying a construction item for a flat garment;
positioning the construction item on the 2-D depth map of the flat garment;
adjusting the construction item utilizing a position of the construction item on the 2-D depth map to create a warped construction item;
creating a 2-D image of the warped construction item using perspective projection; and
forming a garment with the warped construction item based on the 2-D image of the warped construction item.

US Pat. No. 10,765,153

STRAP CONFIGURATION FOR A SUPPORT GARMENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A support garment comprising:a front portion comprising at least an upper margin having a first securing location and a second securing location, the front portion further comprising a first side, and a second side;
a first wing extending laterally away from the first side of the front portion and terminating in a first terminal end, the first wing comprising a first aperture;
a second wing extending laterally way from the second side of the front portion and terminating in a second terminal end, the second wing comprising a second aperture;
a continuous first strap having a first end, a second end, and an intervening portion extending between the first end and the second end, wherein:
the first end is adjustably secured to the first securing location of the front portion,
the second end is adjustably secured to the second securing location of the front portion, and
the intervening portion extends through the first aperture and the second aperture; and
a second strap having a first end secured to the first terminal end of the first wing, a second end secured to the second terminal end of the second wing, and an intervening portion extending between the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,765,151

E-VAPING CARTRIDGE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cartridge, comprising:a housing body;
a hollow inner body extending longitudinally within the housing body;
a reservoir configured to store a pre-vapor formulation, the reservoir being tubular, at least a portion of the reservoir being disposed between the housing body and the hollow inner body, a distal end of the reservoir defining a vent hole;
a wick in fluid communication with the reservoir; and
a heater configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation in the wick,
wherein the reservoir is made from a flexible material, the reservoir being configured to collapse, starting at the distal end of the reservoir, as the pre-vapor formulation is depleted.

US Pat. No. 10,765,150

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE USING THE SAME

CHANGZHOU JWEI INTELLIGEN...

1. An atomizer, comprising a liquid storage tube, a liquid adjustment assembly and an atomization head, wherein the liquid adjustment assembly comprises an adjustment ring and a first sleeve, the first sleeve is sleeved on an outer periphery of the atomization head, the liquid storage tube is sleeved on an outer periphery of the first sleeve, and the adjustment ring is exposed outside the liquid storage tube, the adjustment ring and the liquid storage tube together form an outline of the atomizer, the atomization head is formed with a first liquid inlet, and the first sleeve is formed with a second liquid inlet, the adjustment ring and the atomization head are relatively fixedly connected, so that the first liquid inlet is communicated with/staggered from the second liquid inlet by rotating the adjustment ring; or the adjustment ring and the first sleeve are relatively fixedly connected, so that the second liquid inlet is communicated with/staggered from the first liquid inlet by rotating the adjustment ring.

US Pat. No. 10,765,148

E-VAPING DEVICE INCLUDING E-VAPING CASE WITH SLIDING MECHANISM FOR INITIATING VAPOR GENERATION

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An e-vaping case comprising:a housing;
a guide structure that extends between a first surface of the housing and a second surface of the housing;
a cartridge receiving portion connected to the guide structure, the cartridge receiving portion configured to be moved along the guide structure between the first surface and the second surface of the housing;
an electronics system in the housing, the electronics system including a power supply that is configured to initiate a transfer of power to an electrical contact structure if the cartridge receiving portion is moved towards the first surface of the housing to at least a first position of the housing, the electronics system being configured to interrupt the transfer of power to the electrical contact structure if the cartridge receiving portion is moved towards the second surface of the housing;
a switch sensor in the housing; and
a button structure connected to the cartridge receiving portion,
the button structure being configured to contact the switch sensor if the cartridge receiving portion is moved to the first position in the housing,
the switch sensor being configured to depress momentarily if the cartridge receiving portion is moved past the first position to a second position in the housing,
the second position in the housing being closer to the first surface of the housing than the first position in the housing, and
the switch sensor being configured to snap back to the first position of the housing after being depressed momentarily.

US Pat. No. 10,765,145

E-CIGARETTES, E-CIGARS, VAPE-DEVICE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROTECTION MECHANISMS

1. An e-cigarette device comprising;an inhalation tip
a first chamber with directional air flow allowing for the inhalation, through said inhalation tip, of a mixture of air and smoking or vaping substances, said first chamber having a bore,
an exhalation tip surrounding said inhalation tip and connected to a second chamber for exhalation, said second chamber having a greater bore than said first chamber and surrounding said first chamber; and
separation means disposed intermediately between said first and second chamber and maintaining said first chamber in fixed concentric relation within said second chamber
a pressure-activated valve closeable to, prevent air from entering the first chamber and wherein further;
said first chamber comprises a bore sizing which provides comfortable inhalation
said second chamber comprises a bore sizing which accommodates a comfortable exhalation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,143

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH REDUCED TOBACCO

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A smoking article, comprising:a smoking rod filled with particles of tobacco filler material and particles of cellulose filler material, wherein the tobacco filler material at least partially surrounds the cellulose filler material along a length of the smoking rod and the cellulose filler material includes cut cellulose filter paper, shredded cellulose filter paper, or cut cellulose filter paper and shredded cellulose filter paper.

US Pat. No. 10,765,142

METHODS AND MACHINES FOR POUCHING SMOKELESS TOBACCO AND TOBACCO SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A method of making a pouched product including smokeless tobacco, a tobacco substitute, or a combination thereof, the method comprising:applying a first preformed web of non-woven fibers on a surface defining a first recess;
applying a vacuum to draw the first preformed web at least partially into the first recess;
depositing a product portion on an area of the first preformed web drawn into the first recess, the product portion including tobacco, a tobacco substitute, or a combination thereof;
applying a second preformed web of non-woven fibers on the first preformed web, the product portion being disposed between the first preformed web and the second preformed web; and
concurrently sealing and cutting the first preformed web and the second preformed web around the product portion with a seal cutter roller including a second recess configured to align with the first recess.

US Pat. No. 10,765,141

MATERIAL FOR INCLUSION IN A SMOKING ARTICLE

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smokeable sheet material for inclusion in a smoking article, the sheet material comprising a filler and greater than 39.5% acacia gum by weight, wherein the sheet material does not comprise substantially solid or particulate matter of a size greater than 50 ?m, wherein the sheet material comprises no more than 25% tobacco by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,765,139

SERVO KNOCK OUT ASSEMBLY

FORMER ASSOCIATES, LLC, ...

1. A food processing knock out assembly, the knock out assembly comprising:a linear motor;
at least one return spring;
a knock out device for knocking out a food product, the knock out device comprising at least one knock out shaft; and
a crossbar, wherein
the linear motor is configured to drive the at least one knock out shaft downward and to extend or retract the at least one return spring into an extended position or a compressed position, respectively, and a restoring force of the at least one return spring is configured to drive the at least one knock out shaft upward into a retracted position, and
the linear motor, the at least one return spring, and the at least one knock out shaft are coupled to respective points of the crossbar that are different from each other, and
the linear motor is configured to move the crossbar, and by moving the crossbar, drive the at least one knock out shaft downward and move the at least one return spring into the extended position or the compressed position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,137

FLUID BED COFFEE ROASTING SYSTEM

ASHE Industries, LLC, Mu...

16. A roasting unit for a fluid bed coffee roasting system comprising:a roast housing providing an at least one partition positioned within the roast housing which defines a plurality of heating chambers in serial fluid communication with one another, thereby forming an air path having an initial end and a terminal end;
an upper end of the roast housing providing an upwardly-directed air nozzle in fluid communication with the terminal end of the air path;
a tilt arm pivotally engaged with the roast housing and providing an aperture extending therethrough;
an open-ended roasting chamber configured for retaining a volume of coffee beans therewithin during use of the roasting unit, a base plate of the roasting chamber providing an inlet orifice that is selectively engagable with the aperture of the tilt arm;
whereby, the tilt arm is capable of selectively moving between one of an active position—wherein the tilt arm is pivoted toward the roasting unit so as to create a removable engagement between the air nozzle and the inlet orifice of the roasting chamber via the aperture—and an inactive position—wherein the tilt arm is pivoted away from the roasting unit, thereby disengaging the inlet orifice of the roasting chamber from the air nozzle, and subsequently tipping the roasting chamber so that the roasted coffee beans are dumped out of the roasting chamber;
an at least one roasting blower in fluid communication with the initial end of the air path and configured for moving a volume of air from the initial end of the air path, through the terminal end of the air path, out the air nozzle and into the inlet orifice of the roasting chamber at a velocity sufficient for levitating the coffee beans in a bed of air within the roasting chamber; and
a plurality of heating elements positioned within one or more of the heating chambers;
whereby, as air moves through the air path during use of the roasting unit, the air is forced to pass over each of the heating elements in series, thereby progressively increasing the temperature of the air until the air reaches the terminal end of the air path.

US Pat. No. 10,765,135

PRODUCTION OF PROTEIN-POLYSACCHARIDE CONJUGATES

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A method of preparing a polysaccharide-protein conjugate, comprising reacting a polysaccharide comprising a reducing sugar and a protein in an aqueous solution comprising 10-40% (w/v) polysaccharide and 1-30% (w/v) protein, under temperature conditions of from about 40° C. to about 120° C., thereby producing a polysaccharide-protein conjugate, wherein the polysaccharide-protein conjugate is substantially free of intermediate and advanced Maillard products and exhibits a maximum absorbance peak at a wavelength of less than 420 mm in difference ultraviolet spectroscopy scanned between 270 nm and 500 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,765,134

FOODSTUFF CONTAINING CITRUS PRODUCTS HAVING ADDED 4-HYDROXYFLAVANONES

SYMRISE AG, Holzminden (...

1. A food product consisting essentially of:(a) juice, flesh or peels or other components of premature and/or HLB-infected oranges, wherein the juice, flesh or peels or other components of the premature and/or HLB-infected oranges comprise:
at least 0.1 ppm of limonin;
at least 5 ppm of polymethoxylated flavanones;
at least 200 ppm of hesperidin; and
a maximum of 2.5 ppm of naringenin, eriodictyol, or homoeriodictyol;
(b) at least one 4-hydroxyflavanone of formula (I)

wherein R1 denotes hydrogen or a hydroxy or methoxy group and the carbon atom at the position (C2) marked by * is present in a (2S) or a (2R) configuration or in an arbitrary mixture of both configurations; and
(c) further flavouring agents or flavour preparations;
provided that component (b) is present in a sufficient amount to improve the sour and bitter taste of component (a).

US Pat. No. 10,765,133

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUTTING AND COOKING A SUBSTANCE

VERITAS FOOD COMPANY LLC,...

1. A system configured to cut and cook a raw pork skin, the system comprising:a cooker, the cooker including an oven with a heating mechanism and a chamber containing air, the heating mechanism heating the air within the chamber to provide an environment suitable for dehydrating pieces of raw pork skin passing through the chamber;
a primary conveying subsystem, the primary conveying subsystem being configured to convey pork skin along a conveyance path, the primary subsystem including a primary conveying substrate and primary driving components, the primary conveying substrate forming a surface on which the pork skin is carried, and the primary driving components moving the primary conveying substrate along the conveyance path;
a cutter, the cutter positioned upstream on the conveyance path from the chamber, the cutter being configured to cut the raw pork skin into raw pork skin pieces;
a primary pressurized fluid outlet, the primary pressurized fluid outlet being positioned so that primary pressurized fluid exiting the primary pressurized fluid outlet applies a force to the raw pork skin pieces to release the raw pork skin pieces from the cutter;
a secondary pressurized fluid outlet, the secondary pressurized fluid outlet being positioned above the primary conveying substrate and pointed toward the primary conveying substrate so that immediately subsequent to cutting the raw pork skin into raw pork skin pieces secondary pressurized fluid exiting the secondary pressurized fluid outlet applies force to the raw pork skin pieces to hold the raw pork skin pieces flat to the primary conveying substrate during conveyance along the conveyance path towards the chamber;
a suction inlet configured to immediately subsequent to cutting the raw pork skin into raw pork skin pieces, apply suction to the raw pork skin pieces to hold the raw pork skin pieces flat to the primary conveying substrate during conveyance along the conveyance path towards the chamber, the suction inlet being positioned below the primary conveying substrate and pointed upward; and
a secondary conveying subsystem that includes a secondary conveying substrate and secondary driving components, the secondary conveying substrate being positioned adjacent to the primary conveying substrate to contact the raw pork skin pieces on a side of the raw pork skin pieces opposite the primary conveying substrate within the chamber subsequent to being held flat by the secondary pressurized fluid and the suction such that the raw pork skin pieces are held flat by the secondary pressurized fluid and the suction until contact with the secondary conveying substrate and subsequently held flat between the primary conveying substrate and the secondary conveying substrate for at least a portion of the conveyance path through the chamber to maintain a flatness of the raw pork skin pieces between the first conveying subsystem and the second subsystem during dehydration by the cooker as the raw pork skin pieces pass through the chamber between the first conveying subsystem and the second subsystem such that the raw pork skin pieces become dehydrated pork skin pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,765,130

DEUTERATED CAFFEINE AND USES THEREOF

Lennham Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A food product comprising a compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically or nutraceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein each Y is independently hydrogen or deuterium;
at least three Y atoms are deuterium; and
the food product comprises about 1 mg to about 10,000 mg of the compound of Formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,765,128

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF METABOLIC SYNDROME OR FOR ANTIOXIDATION CONTAINING BLACK BEAN LEAF EXTRACTS AND FLAVONOL GLYSOSIDES ISOLATED THEREFROM AS ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A method of treating a metabolic syndrome by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a black soybean leaf extract to a subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,765,127

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EXTRUDED PROTEIN PRODUCT

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A method for producing an extruded protein product having a thickness and fibers that are oriented in a generally parallel orientation throughout the thickness of the extruded protein product, the method comprising:producing a stream comprising a proteinaceous composition having a protein component that can form oriented fibers, the proteinaceous composition having a protein content of about 15% to about 90% based on dry weight of the proteinaceous composition, the stream having a moisture content of at least 27%;
directing the stream through an elongated channel of a die to form oriented fibers from the protein component in a generally parallel orientation to form the extruded protein product, the die including an inner portion and an outer portion forming the elongated channel, and a support supporting the inner portion within the outer portion at one or more points along a length of the die, the elongated channel having a length, an outer diameter, an inner surface, and a cooling apparatus configured to cool the inner surface, the elongated channel having a gap thickness between the inner surface and the outer diameter, and having a generally constant transverse cross-section that is a continuous loop along substantially the entire length of the die, the die having a ratio of the length of the elongated channel to a gap thickness of the elongated channel between about 30:1 and about 1000:1, the outer diameter being between about 200 mm and about 750 mm, and the gap thickness being between 5 mm and about 30 mm, and
cooling the stream at a rate sufficient to provide the oriented fibers throughout the thickness of the extruded protein product,
such that the extruded protein product exits the die having a transverse cross-section that is a continuous loop.

US Pat. No. 10,765,126

CONTAINER, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A container comprising:an inner volume;
a food product to be dispensed and positioned in the inner volume, the inner volume being closed by a closure;
an identification member;
an engagement member configured to engage with a corresponding driver to displace the identification member according to a pre-defined path in order to allow reading of the identification member;
an area of revolution, the container is configured to move in rotation allowing rotational displacement of the identification member; and
a cap assembly comprising the engagement member, wherein the engagement member is configured as gears, and the gears are configured to engage with corresponding driving gears to rotate the container.

US Pat. No. 10,765,125

LIPID BASED FOAM

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A process for forming a foam, the process comprising:providing a composition comprising triglycerides and having a lipid content greater than 20 wt. %, wherein the triglycerides are more than 95 wt. % of the total lipids of the foam, and all fatty acids in the triglycerides have a carbon chain length less than 22;
cooling the composition to a temperature between 0° C. and 15° C. such that the composition comprises triglyceride crystals, has a solid lipid content between 5% and 20% and forms a gel having a linear shear elastic modulus G? of 102-107 Pa at 1 Hz; and
aerating the gel to form a foam comprising bubbles, and the foam does not have a rigid network of crystals between the bubbles, wherein the aerating of the gel comprises mechanical agitation, and the foam contains less than 5 wt. % of water.

US Pat. No. 10,765,124

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CHEESE AND CHEESE PRODUCED

INGREDIA, Arras (FR)

1. A method for producing a cheese having spreading and/or ropy properties when cooked, comprising:i) introducing a base composition comprising water, fat and milk protein concentrates into a solid-liquid mixer, wherein the milk protein concentrates comprise less than 10% by weight of lactose in relation to the total dry weight of the milk protein concentrates and wherein the percent by weight of the fat in the base composition is at least 15%;
ii) operating the solid-liquid mixer at a stirring speed greater than or equal to 1500 rpm and a first temperature between 35° C. and 60° C., so as to emulsify and homogenize said base composition, then deaerating the base composition under vacuum, until a homogeneous, emulsified and deaerated dough, or pre-cheese mix, is obtained;
iii) cooling the dough or pre-cheese mix at a second temperature below the first temperature,
iv) adding one or more coagulating enzymes to the cooled dough or pre-cheese mix to cause coagulation in the cooled dough or pre-cheese mix,
v) texturing the dough or pre-cheese mix, the texturing comprising the addition to said dough or pre-cheese mix of steam or hot water at a third temperature greater than or equal to 45° C., and
vi) moulding and/or unmoulding the dough or pre-cheese mix, wherein said method does not comprise separating whey formed after addition of the one or more coagulating enzymes, and wherein a ratio between the weight of calcium and a total nitrogenous matter (TNM) in said milk protein concentrates is greater than or equal to 0.10% and less than or equal to 2.80%,
wherein said method comprises a step of adding fat to the dough or pre-cheese mix before the texturing step v) and after the cooling step iii),
wherein the quantity by weight of fat added after the cooling step iii) is greater than or equal to the quantity by weight of fat added to the base composition in step i), and
wherein the fat is chosen from cream, butter, butter oil, anhydrous milk fat, palm oil, coconut oil, copra oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil, wherein said palm oil, coconut oil, copra oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil are in liquid form or partially or fully hydrogenated form.

US Pat. No. 10,765,123

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING CRUSTACEAN BODY PARTS FOR MEAT EXTRACTION

1. A method of preparing a shelled crustacean body part for meat extraction, said method comprising the steps of: capturing an image of said body part; evaluating the thickness of the shell from said image; determining from said thickness evaluation at least one laser parameter for forming a line of weakness within said shell, said line of weakness being dimensioned to facilitate meat extraction, while preserving sensory characteristics of the meat; and sweeping a laser beam on said body part in accordance with said laser parameter to form said line of weakness within said shell in order to facilitate meat extraction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,120

HINGED PANEL ASSEMBLY

1. A hinged panel assembly being configured to be placed against cut sides of a cake thereby retaining freshness of the cake, said assembly comprising:a first panel being configured to be positioned against a first exposed surface of a cake when the cake has been cut, said first panel being comprised of a fluid impermeable material wherein said first panel is configured to inhibit air from contacting the first exposed surface thereby enhancing freshness of the cake, said first panel having a first surface, a second surface and a peripheral edge extending therebetween, said peripheral edge having a first lateral side, a second lateral side and a bottom side, said first panel being elongated between said first lateral side and said second lateral side, said first surface being configured to abut the first exposed surface of the cake, said second surface having indicia being printed thereon, said indicia comprising words;
a first lip being coupled to and extending away from said first panel wherein said first lip is configured to be positioned beneath the cake, said first lip being positioned on said first surface of said first panel, said first lip being coextensive with said bottom side of said first panel, said first lip having a uniform width along a length of said first lip wherein a distal edge of said first lip is parallel to said bottom side of said first panel; and
a second panel being hingedly coupled to said first panel such that said second panel is selectively positioned at a selected angle with respect to said first panel, said second panel being configured to be positioned against a second exposed surface of a cake when the cake has been cut, said second panel being comprised of a fluid impermeable material wherein said second panel is configured to inhibit air from contacting the second exposed surface thereby enhancing freshness of the cake.

US Pat. No. 10,765,119

SYSTEMS FOR AN OVEN WITH UPPER AND LOWER HEAT PACKS

Ovention, Inc., Milwauke...

1. An oven comprising:a housing;
a heating chamber positioned within the housing;
at least one oven door to provide access to the heating chamber;
a cavity within the housing for distribution to an upper air plenum and a lower air plenum to provide an air convection;
a cook surface positioned in the heating chamber, the cook surface to support an item for heating within the heating chamber;
an upper heat pack positioned between the upper air plenum and the cook surface to direct infrared heat downward into the heating chamber;
a lower heat pack positioned between the lower air plenum and the cook surface to direct infrared heat upward into the heating chamber;
the upper heat pack including a plurality of upper heat units supported by an upper frame and being generally parallel to each other with a predetermined space between each upper heat unit, each upper heat unit including an upper heat unit trough, the upper heat unit trough including an open gap between at least an upper heat unit trough first side wall and an upper heat unit trough second side wall, the upper heat unit trough forming a protective housing for at least one upper heat unit resistive heating element positioned within the upper heat unit trough and supported by an upper heat unit heating element support structure, and an upper heat unit cover positioned on the open gap, the upper heat unit cover including a series of perforations;
the lower heat pack including a plurality of lower heat units supported by a lower frame and being generally parallel to each other with a predetermined space between each lower heat unit, each lower heat unit including a lower heat unit trough, the lower heat unit trough including an open gap between at least a lower heat unit trough first side wall and a lower heat unit trough second side wall, the lower heat unit trough forming a protective housing for at least one lower heat unit resistive heating element positioned within the lower heat unit trough and supported by a lower heat unit heating element support structure, and a lower heat unit cover positioned on the open gap, the lower heat unit cover including a series of perforations;
wherein the air passes out of the upper air plenum and into the predetermined space between each upper heat unit and then into the heating chamber such that a flow path of the air convection is directed to avoid contact with the upper heat unit resistive heating element positioned within the upper heat unit trough; and
wherein the air passes out of the lower air plenum and into the predetermined space between each lower heat unit and then into the heating chamber such that the flow path of the air convection is directed to avoid contact with the lower heat unit resistive heating element positioned within the lower heat unit trough.

US Pat. No. 10,765,117

VOLATILE APPLICATIONS AGAINST PATHOGENS

AgroFresh Inc., Philadel...

1. A method of using a volatile antimicrobial compound against pathogens affecting one or more seeds, the method comprising:providing a volatile antimicrobial compound of formula (IV), or a salt thereof:

wherein A and D together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a 5-, 6-, or 7-membered fused ring which may be substituted by C1-C6 -alkyl, C1-C6 -alkoxy, hydroxy, halogen, nitro, nitrile, amino, amino substituted by one or more C1-C6 -alkyl groups, carboxy, acyl, aryloxy, carbonamido, carbonamido substituted by C1-C6 -alkyl, sulfonamido or trifluoromethyl or the fused ring may link two oxaborole rings;
X is a group —CR7R8 wherein R7 and R8 are each independently hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, nitrile, nitro, aryl, arylalkyl or R7 and R8 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form an alicyclic ring; and
R6 is hydrogen, C1-C18 -alkyl, C1-C18 -alkyl substituted by C1-C6 -alkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, hydroxy, amino, amino substituted by C1-C18 -alkyl, carboxy, aryl, aryloxy, carbonamido, carbonamido substituted by C1-C6 -alkyl, aryl or arylalkyl, arylalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, C1-C18 -alkyleneamino, C1-C18 -alkyleneamino substituted by phenyl, C1-C6 -alkoxy or C1-C6 -alkylthio, carbonyl alkyleneamino or a radical of formula (V):

wherein A, D and X are as defined herein before; and
contacting the one or more seeds with the volatile antimicrobial compound.

US Pat. No. 10,765,116

2-[3-(ALKYLSULFONYL)-2H-INDAZOL-2-YL]-3H-IMIDAZO[4,5-B]PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES AND SIMILAR COMPOUNDS AS PESTICIDES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. A compound of formula (Ia) or (Ib)
where represent single bonds or double bonds,
in which,
if represent exclusively double bonds and hence Aa to Ad together with the carbon atoms adjacent to Aa and Ad in each case form an aromatic ring,
Aa is nitrogen or C(R10),
Ab is nitrogen or C(R11),
Ac is nitrogen or C(R12), and
Ad is nitrogen or C(R13),
where not more than two of Aa, Ab, Ac and Ad are nitrogen,
or, if represent exclusively single bonds,
Aa is C(R10)(R14),
Ab is C(R11)(R15),
Ac is C(R12)(R16) and
Ad is C(R13)(R17),
R1 is (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)cyanoalkyl, (C1-C6)hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkenyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C2-C6)alkynyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkynyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkynyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkynyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, halo(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, amino, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, (C3-C8)cycloalkylamino, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylcarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl sulfonylamino, aminosulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl,
or is in each case singly or multiply, identically or differently aryl-, hetaryl- or heterocyclyl-substituted (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, where aryl, hetaryl or heterocyclyl may each optionally be mono- or polysubstituted identically or differently by halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, carbamoyl, aminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino-(C2-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino-(C2-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C3-C6)trialkylsilyl or benzyl, or
R1 is aryl, hetaryl or heterocyclyl, each optionally mono- or polysubstituted identically or differently by halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, carboxyl, carbamoyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfimino-(C2-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino-(C2-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C3-C6)trialkylsilyl, (?O) (in the case of heterocyclyl only) or (?O)2 (in the case of heterocyclyl only),
R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17 are independently hydrogen, cyano, halogen, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, tri(C1-C6)alkylsilyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, halo(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)cyanoalkyl, (C1-C6)hydroxyalkyl, hydroxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C2-C6)haloalkynyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkynyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)cyanoalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxyimino, (C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)haloalkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)haloalkylthio, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylthiocarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, (C2-C6)alkenylaminocarbonyl, di(C2-C6)alkenylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, aminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino, aminothiocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylamino, (C1-C6)alkylcarbamoyl (including —NHCOO(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(C1-C6)alkylCOO(C1-C6)alkyl, —OCONH(C1-C6)alkyl or —OCON(C1-C6)dialkyl), (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino ((C1-C6)alkylCONH), (C1-C6)alkylurea (including —NHCONH(C1-C6)alkyl, and —NHCON(C1-C6)dialkyl) or
is in each case optionally singly or multiply, identically or differently substituted aryl or hetaryl, where (in the case of hetaryl) at least one carbonyl group may optionally be present and where possible substituents in each case are as follows: cyano, carboxyl, halogen, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, tri-(C1-C6)alkylsilyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, halo(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)cyanoalkyl, (C1-C6)hydroxyalkyl, hydroxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C2-C6)haloalkynyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkynyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)cyanoalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxyimino, (C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)haloalkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)haloalkylthio, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, (C2-C6)alkenylaminocarbonyl, di(C2-C6)-alkenylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, aminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfoximino, aminothiocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylamino or (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino,
where only one or two of the R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16 and R17 radicals are a substituent other than hydrogen,
and, if any of R10 and R14, R11 and R15, R12 and R16 or R13 and R17 are both not hydrogen, R14, R15, R16 and R17 are each independently only cyano, halogen, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, halo(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl or (C1-C6)cyanoalkyl,
Q is a partly saturated or saturated heterocyclic or heteroaromatic 8-, 9-, 11- or 12-membered fused bicyclic or tricyclic ring system, where at least one carbonyl group may optionally be present and where the ring system may optionally be mono- or polysubstituted identically or differently, and where the substituents may independently be selected from cyano, halogen, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, tri(C1-C6)alkylsilyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, halo(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, C1-C6)haloalkyl, (C1-C6)cyanoalkyl, (C1-C6)hydroxyalkyl, hydroxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C2-C6)alkynyloxy-(C1-C4)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkynyl, (C2-C6)cyanoalkynyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)haloalkoxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)haloalkenyloxy-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)cyanoalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxyimino, (C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)haloalkyl-(C1-C6)alkoxyimino, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)haloalkylthio, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylthio-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl sulfinyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl sulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl sulfonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkyl sulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy-(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl-(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylthiocarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyloxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)haloalkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, (C2-C6)alkenylaminocarbonyl, di(C2-C6)alkenylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkyl sulfonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, aminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkyl sulfoximino, aminothiocarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminothiocarbonyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkylamino or (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino
or where the substituents may independently be selected from phenyl or a 5- or 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, where phenyl or the ring may optionally be mono- or polysubstituted identically or differently by C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyl, C2-C6-haloalkynyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, halogen, CN, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy,
n is 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,765,109

DIELECTRIC DETECTOR FOR PEST INFESTATIONS

1. An apparatus for detecting pest activity in a living system, comprising:a capacitive sensor;
an inbound transmission line and an outbound transmission line coupled to the capacitive sensor;
a capacitive sensing time domain reflectometry (TDR) device, wherein the TDR device is both a source and a detector of signals transmitted to and from a region of detection or an area of interest; and
a probe enclosing the inbound and outbound transmission lines, the probe having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end of the probe operably linked to the capacitive sensor, wherein the TDR device transmits a signal as an incident waveform via an outbound transmission line to the capacitive sensor, whereby the signal is reflected from the capacitive sensor via the inbound transmission line back to the TDR device;
wherein the TDR device determines a measured capacitance value of the object based on the reflected signal, whereby the measured capacitance value is compared against a predefined baseline capacitance value of an uninfected region of the object, whereby a deviation of the measured capacitance value from the predefined baseline capacitance value indicates presence of the pest activity.

US Pat. No. 10,765,108

CAMOUFLAGE MATERIAL FOR A HUNTING BLIND

RUGGED CROSS HUNTING BLIN...

1. A camouflage structure comprising:a pop-up frame including a plurality of flexible frame members, said plurality of flexible frame members comprising at least two spaced apart frame members;
a plurality of panels of a mesh material defining an outer surface of the camouflage structure and attached to the flexible frame members covering an area between the spaced apart frame members and defining an interior of the camouflage structure; and
one or more panels of non-mesh material provided along a roof of the camouflage structure and attached to the flexible frame members;
wherein the mesh material is interwoven fabric with a camouflage pattern printed on a first side, and a second side with a dark color coating, said second side opposite to the first side;
and wherein the mesh material is partially transmissive and has an aperture density that corresponds to an airflow between 30% and 40%, wherein the airflow is defined as a ratio of a velocity of outgoing air from the mesh material to a velocity of incident air onto the mesh material.

US Pat. No. 10,765,107

REMOTE CONTROLLED DUCK DECOY WITH MECHANICAL DUCK CALL

1. A game call holder, comprising:a housing disposing a shaker motor and a power source;
wherein the housing is bird shaped;
wherein the housing floats upon a body of water;
a shaker motor, a lift wheel, and a lifter,
wherein the shaker motor is coupled to the lift wheel,
wherein the lift wheel is coupled to the lifter, wherein movement of the lift wheel in a circular path causes the lifter to move vertically moving the game call holder vertically upon the body of water, and
wherein the lifter further comprises an embedded magnet, wherein the shaker motor detects the position of the embedded magnet;
a remote control selectively activating the shaker motor; wherein the shaker motor moves the game call holder up and down upon the body of water;
spring disposed with the housing;
a mechanical can call disposed with the housing;
wherein the spring moves the mechanical can call up and down in an arc within the housing;
wherein the mechanical can call includes an internal mechanism that produces a noise that attracts a bird when said mechanical can call is moved up and down in an arc relative to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,765,106

TRAP FOR CATCHING ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR MICE OR RATS

1. A trap for catching animals, in particular mice or rats, comprising:a frame,
a catching element for catching an animal,
a spring which is present between the frame and the catching element and exerts a force on the catching element, said spring is tensioned when the catching element is in a standby position in which it is ready to catch the animal, and is partly relaxed if the catching element is present in an activated position in which the animal could be caught,
a blocking pawl which is movable between a blocking position in which it holds the catching element in the standby position and a release position in which it has released the catching element,
an activating element which is movably connected to the frame and when activated brings the blocking pawl from the blocking position to the release position,
a first sensor which determines whether the catching element is present in the standby or activated position, and
a second sensor which determines whether the animal is caught or not, said second sensor being present between the frame and the activating element and delivers a signal in the presence of the animal between the catching element and the activating element,wherein the catching element presses the animal onto the activating element and thereby moves the activating element such that it activates the second sensor, and wherein in the absence of the animal between the catching element and the activating element, the catching element presses against a spacer cam present on the frame, in which position the activating element does not activate the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,765,104

DISPENSER

1. An emanating device, comprising:a substrate, comprising:
a body having a first portion and a second portion;
at least one hinge that is disposed along a longitudinal axis of the body and is connected to the first and second portions,
wherein the body is movable between a first state, such that the first portion and the second portion are co-planar and are connected via at least one attachment point at a location exclusive of the longitudinal axis, and a second state, such that the first portion is not co-planar with the second portion, and
wherein moving the body from the first state to the second state breaks the at least one attachment point and creates at least one void space in the body.

US Pat. No. 10,765,103

SPRAY NOZZLE SYSTEM

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A spray nozzle system comprising:a nozzle body;
an adaptor configured to be coupled to the nozzle body, the adaptor having a first region and a second region angled at a non-zero angle relative to the first region; and
a nozzle cap configured to be coupled to the second region of the adaptor, wherein the nozzle cap includes a first, main body portion that defines an opening at an end of the nozzle cap, and a second body portion that is integrally formed as a single piece with the first body portion, wherein the second body portion includes a nozzle outlet to spray a liquid;
wherein the adaptor is configured to be coupled to the nozzle body along a first axis, and wherein when the nozzle cap is coupled to the adaptor, the nozzle outlet is configured to direct fluid along a second axis that is parallel to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,765,099

PORTABLE LIVE WELL FOR ICE FISHING

1. A portable live well, configured to fit through a hole in ice above water; the portable live well comprising:a lid, mechanically coupled to a body;
the lid further comprising:
a generally circular lid rim joined to a handle such that there is a large opening and a small opening separated by the handle; wherein the larger opening is larger than the smaller opening; wherein:
the large opening further comprises a large opening outer edge formed by an inner perimeter of the generally circular lid rim and a large opening inner edge formed by a first side of the handle; and
the small opening further comprises a small opening outer edge formed by the inner perimeter of the generally circular lid rim and a small opening inner edge formed by a second side of the handle; wherein the small opening and large opening are configured to provide access to the water below the ice;
a large opening outer edge clip, joined to the large opening outer edge and extending therefrom;
a small opening outer edge clip, joined to the small opening outer edge and extending therefrom;
the body further comprising:
a cylindrical wall joined to a bottom side; and
a rim, joined to a top edge of the cylindrical wall and extending outward from the cylindrical wall;
wherein the lid is joined to the body by pushing the large opening outer edge clip and the small opening outer edge clip into the rim.

US Pat. No. 10,765,098

TUNGSTEN FISHING SINKER AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A tungsten sinker with a flat unpainted exterior surface created by a process comprising the steps of:molding a plurality of tungsten fishing sinkers, each of said tungsten fishing sinkers having an inner channel, said tungsten fishing sinker be formed of at least a base stock of 97% pure tungsten;
stringing a plurality of tungsten fishing sinkers weighing between 1/16 ounces and 2 ounces, said plurality of tungsten fishing sinkers strung in a tip-to-tip and toe-to-toe alignment;
heating in a first pass said tungsten fishing sinkers against an Oxygen/acetylene flame;
rotating said tungsten fishing sinkers in relation to said flame until the plurality of tungsten sinkers are completely red visually;
removing said tungsten fishing sinkers from said first pass;
heating in a second pass said tungsten fishing sinkers against said flame;
removing said plurality of tungsten fishing sinkers from said second pass;
submerging said tungsten fishing sinkers in a purified ice water bath;
sufficiently drying said tungsten fishing sinkers;
applying anise oil to an outer surface of said tungsten fishing sinkers; and
packaging said tungsten fishing sinkers.

US Pat. No. 10,765,097

DUAL-BEARING REEL

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A dual-bearing reel comprising:a reel body having a first side plate, a second side plate that is disposed facing the first side plate with a space therebetween, and a cover member that is mounted on the second side plate to cover an outer side of the second side plate;
a spool shaft that is supported by the reel body;
a spool that is rotatably supported by the spool shaft between the first side plate and the second side plate, and that has a bobbin trunk and a flange with a larger diameter than an outer diameter of the bobbin trunk on a second side plate side of the bobbin trunk; and
a handle rotatably provided on a first side plate side of the reel body,
wherein the first side plate has a first opening that opens in an axial direction of the spool shaft and through which the spool can pass, and
the second side plate has a second opening that opens in the axial direction and a fixing portion configured to mount the cover member on the second side plate, the fixing portion provided on a peripheral edge of the second opening and at a position overlapping the flange of the spool as viewed in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,765,096

DUAL-BEARING REEL

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A dual-bearing reel including a spool for rotating in conjunction with rotation of a spool shaft and a handle, the dual-bearing reel configured to forwardly release a fishing line, the dual-bearing reel comprising:a reel body including a first side plate, a second side plate and a coupling part, the second side plate provided at an interval from the first side plate in an axial direction of the spool shaft, the coupling part coupling the first side plate and the second side plate;
a cover member disposed to cover the reel body from a first side plate side, the cover member including a cover part, a bulging part, a step part and a first boss part, the cover part located outside the first side plate in the axial direction, the bulging part bulging outward from the cover part in the axial direction, the step part extending outward from the cover part in the axial direction, the step part connecting the cover part and the bulging part, the first boss part having a shape protruding outward from the bulging part in the axial direction, the first boss part configured to cause the spool shaft to be inserted therethrough; and
a casting control mechanism including an operating member, the operating member attached to the first boss part so as to be movable in the axial direction, the operating member protruding at part of an outer periphery thereof from the bulging part as seen in the axial direction, the casting control mechanism configured to regulate a braking force for acting on the spool by movement of the operating member in the axial direction,
a part of an outermost periphery of the operating member disposed radially outside of a boundary between the bulging part and the step part.

US Pat. No. 10,765,095

LINE CLIP FOR SPINNING REEL, AND SPOOL FOR SPINNING REEL HAVING LINE CLIP

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

6. A spool for a spinning reel, comprising:a bobbin trunk adapted to allow a fishing line to be wound on an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a skirt portion provided on the bobbin trunk and configured to have a diameter larger than a diameter of the bobbin trunk; and
a line clip disposed on the skirt portion, the line clip comprising:
a mounting member that is mountable to a spool of the spinning reel, and
a clip body that is able to clip the fishing line, the clip body comprising:
a main body that extends from the mounting member,
a first projection that projects from the main body,
a second projection that projects from the main body between the mounting member and the first projection, and
a recess that is formed in a concave shape in the main body between the first projection and the second projection.

US Pat. No. 10,765,092

ROTARY HIGH LIFTER AND CONTROLLED DESCENDER

1. A rotary high lifter and controlled descender for raising and lowering a feeder, comprising:a main housing having a front, a rear and a sidewall;
an adjustable leverage crank is anterior to the front of the main housing such that the adjustable leverage crank can be cranked selectively between one of a first direction and a second direction;
the adjustable leverage crank fits over a lifter axle;
a ratchet spool fits over the lifter axle and rotating the adjustable leverage crank causes the ratchet spool to rotate;
a locking pawl interacts with the ratchet spool to impede rotation of the ratchet spool;
the ratchet spool comprises a ratchet gear attached to a spool;
the spool comprises an upper spool plate and a lower spool plate separated from one another by a spool hub;
the spool hub connects the upper spool plate to the lower spool plate and provides the structure around which a suspension rope is wound;
the suspension rope extends out of the main housing and has a suspension rope distal end which is attached to the feeder and when the suspension rope is wound around the spool hub, the suspension rope is drawn into the main housing, and the feeder is raised up;
the ratchet gear comprises a plurality of ratchet teeth separated from one another by a plurality of pawl stops;
the locking pawl comprises a pawl tooth, the locking pawl selectively engaging with the plurality of pawl stops;
the plurality of pawl stops each provide a location in which the pawl tooth engages and thereby stops and holds the ratchet spool in place against a turning pressure exerted on the ratchet spool by a weight of the feeder attempting to pull the suspension rope from the spool;
a pawl tension mount is located on the locking pawl;
the pawl tension mount is attached to a pawl tension spring which pulls on the locking pawl and ensures that the locking pawl continues to interact with the ratchet spool, engaging the pawl tooth within subsequent pawl stops as the ratchet spool is rotated the first direction;
a pawl release is attached to the locking pawl and when actuated, the pawl release repositions the locking pawl, stopping the interaction between the pawl tooth and the pawl stops, thereby disengaging the pawl tooth from the ratchet spool and freeing the ratchet spool to turn the second direction without encumbrance from the locking pawl;
a cam lock is selectively actuatable by a user between a locked position and an unlocked position;
when the user places the cam lock in the unlocked position, the cam lock ensures that the locking pawl is engaged with the ratchet spool thereby causing the rotary high lifter and controlled descender to hold the feeder in place against rotation of the spool in the second direction;
when the user places the cam lock in the locked position, the cam lock actuates the pawl release, thereby repositioning the locking pawl, stopping the interaction between the pawl tooth and the pawl stops, disengaging the pawl tooth from the ratchet spool and freeing the ratchet spool to turn the second direction without encumbrance from the locking pawl; and
wherein placing the cam lock in the locked position also actuates a controlled descender which comprises a brake pad that is drawn down onto the spool when actuated and frictionally engages with the spool to slow rotation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,765,091

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:a processor configured to:
acquire condition information that indicates a plurality of conditions associated with livestock;
control display of the acquired condition information on a first external device;
acquire task information from the first external device based on the display of the acquired condition information on the first external device, wherein the acquired task information indicates a task related to the livestock;
generate command information based on the acquired task information, wherein the generated command information indicates a command associated with the task;
determine a specific external device from a plurality of second external devices based on the acquired condition information; and
output the generated command information to the determined specific external device.

US Pat. No. 10,765,090

ANIMAL WEIGHING SCALE

1. An animal weighing scale comprising:a breeding container for laboratory animals; and
a scale including a weighing pan supported by a weight sensor,wherein the scale includesa pan supporting post to support the weighing pan,
a bottom surface of a breeding space of the breeding container has a bottom surface opening through which the pan supporting post is inserted,
the pan supporting post projects to the inside of the breeding space from the bottom surface of the breeding space,
the weighing pan is disposed inside the breeding space,
the weight sensor is disposed outside the breeding space, and
between the pan supporting post and the bottom surface opening, a circumferential wall surrounding the pan supporting post in the circumferential direction is formed, and an outer circumference of the circumferential wall substantially matches the bottom surface opening.

US Pat. No. 10,765,089

MODULAR DOG TOY

1. A modular dog toy comprising three disparately sized and shaped components, each of these three components having a male connector and a female connector spaced apart about their surface for engagement of one of the other components, wherein the male connector comprises a plurality of collars surrounding the connector spaced apart from each other, the female connector comprises a plurality of inwardly depending flanges spaced apart from each other, and at least one of the plurality of collars and the plurality of inwardly depending flanges are saw-tooth shaped; and an internal cavity for reception of a foodstuff and a charging aperture in communication with the internal cavity for providing access to the cavity, wherein the female connector of at least a first of said three components opens into the internal cavity of the first component such that when the female connector is disconnected from the male connector of one of the other components, access to the internal cavity of the first component is provided therefrom, and wherein the three components comprise a main component and a pair of auxiliary components, the main component having at least one additional connector spaced apart from the other connectors about its surface.

US Pat. No. 10,765,088

TUG TOY

FYF-JB, LLC, Old Saybroo...

1. A tug toy comprising:at least one gripping member and a portion housing a noisemaker, wherein said at least one gripping member is attached to said portion housing a noisemaker, and
wherein said at least one gripping member is adapted to transmit force to said portion housing a noisemaker.

US Pat. No. 10,765,087

WALKER FOR ANIMALS

1. A walker for an animal, comprising:a body support assembly including a body frame with a front portion and a rear portion, and a body support member secured to the body frame and configured to provide support for a torso of the animal, the rear portion of the body frame configured to allow a range of motion of one or more rear legs of the animal on a surface;
a front support assembly coupled to the front portion of the body frame and configured to allow one or more front legs of the animal to rest thereon such that the one or more front legs are held away from the surface; and
a leg assembly coupled to the body support assembly, and configured to provide support for the animal in place of the one or more front legs, and to allow motion of the animal on the surface based on the range of motion of the one or more rear legs, the leg assembly including first and second legs having respective upper ends coupled to the front portion of the body frame, the leg assembly further including a lateral brace member implemented between the first and second legs.

US Pat. No. 10,765,086

ADJUSTABLE ANIMAL GARMENT

DOG E LITES INC., Saint-...

1. An adjustable animal garment, the garment comprising:a tubular body comprising:
a front opening;
a rear opening;
a chest portion; and
a back portion;
a plurality of discrete elasticized areas formed along a length of at least one of the chest portion and the back portion, the plurality of discrete elasticized areas being positioned adjacent one another on a same surface along said length, and configured to render said at least one of the chest portion and the back portion stretchable substantially transversely to the length of the at least one of the chest portion and the back portion between an extended position and a rest position; and
a fastening system extending along the chest portion of the tubular body, said fastening system being configured for selectively closing an opening along the length of the chest portion,
wherein the fastening system, upon closing the opening, defines a stretchable aperture formed in the chest portion and sized to allow passage of external members of the animal, and
wherein the fastening system comprises a neck fastener extending in a lengthwise direction of the tubular body on a first side of the stretchable aperture and a chest fastener extending in the lengthwise direction of the tubular body on a second side of the stretchable aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,765,085

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ADJUSTABLE LIVESTOCK ALLEY

1. An adjustable livestock alley system comprising:an animal passageway formed by two opposing passageway sides, a width of the animal passageway adjustable by a first top wind jack that actuates both passageway sides simultaneously inward and simultaneously outward symmetrically about a centerline of the animal passageway; and
a no-backs rail comprising a plurality of no-backs, a height of the no-backs rail adjustable by a second top wind jack that actuates the no-backs rail upwards and downwards; and
wherein each no-backs of the plurality of no-backs are moveably attached to the no-backs rail, and a spacing between adjacent no-backs of the plurality of no-backs is adjustable by sliding each no-backs along the no-backs rail.

US Pat. No. 10,765,074

CULTIVATION SYSTEM

GREEN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS ...

1. A system for cultivating a crop, comprising:a guide for guiding a plurality of gutters in a predetermined area, wherein each gutter is provided to contain a plurality of crop units of the crop and wherein the guide is provided to guide the gutters in a first direction extending from a first edge to a second edge of the area, wherein the guide is further provided to gradually increase the distance between adjacent gutters in said first direction, such that the number of crop units per square metre in the area substantially decreases from the first edge to the second edge,
wherein the area comprises a first zone adjacent to the first edge and a second zone adjacent to the second edge, and wherein each gutter in the first zone is provided to contain crop units with a first intermediate distance and wherein each gutter in the second zone is provided to contain crop units with a second intermediate distance, and
wherein the first intermediate distance is considerably smaller than the second intermediate distance and wherein the distance between adjacent gutters in the first zone at the position of a transition from the first zone to the second zone is considerably greater than the distance between adjacent gutters in the second zone at the position of the transition.

US Pat. No. 10,765,073

SOIL SENSOR ASSEMBLY

CropX Technologies, Ltd.,...

1. A volumetric water content (VWC) sensor comprising:a support configured to secure a position of the VWC sensor in target soil, wherein the support includes a tip;
at least one electronics unit;
at least one helical blade secured along its inner lateral side to an outer surface of the support; and
at least one VWC probe positioned along the support between at least one of the at least one helical blade and the tip of the support, wherein the at least one VWC probe includes at least two radiofrequency (RF) electrodes extending around the outer surface of the support, wherein the at least one VWC sensor is configured to measure a VWC of a target soil in a measurement region between the at least two RF electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,765,071

ENCLOSING VEGETATIVE SHEATH

Mariplast North America, ...

1. A protective sheath comprising:an enclosing body capable of being repeatedly opened and closed;
at least one locking tab defined on the enclosing body;
at least one locking slot, defined within the enclosing body, that accommodates the locking tab;
at least one flexible hinge defined in the enclosing body;
at least one engagement nib formed on the enclosing body;
at least one engagement orifice, defined in the enclosing body, that accommodates the at least one engagement nib; and
wherein the enclosing body closes to define an interior diameter and forms a column shape with opposing first open aperture and second open aperture located at both ends of the enclosing body, wherein first open aperture also forms a recessed, substantially circular securement ridge on an exterior of the first open aperture for engagement with the second open aperture of a second protective sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,765,070

SYSTEMS FOR CORRECTING SEED SOWING ERRORS AND RELATED METHODS

BALL HORTICULTURAL COMPAN...

1. A system for sowing seeds in cells of a germination tray, the system comprising:a conveyor configured to move the germination tray in a conveying direction;
a seed storage container configured to hold a plurality of seeds;
a seed sowing machine configured to receive the seeds from the seed storage container and drop the seeds along at least one seed transport path into respective cells of the germination tray as the conveyor moves the germination tray in the conveying direction beneath at least a portion of the seed sowing machine; and
a seed diverting mechanism positioned vertically between the conveyor and the at least a portion of the seed sowing machine, the seed diverting mechanism being configured to selectively divert seeds falling under gravity from the at least one seed transport path such that the diverted seeds are not deposited in cells of the germination tray during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,765,069

SUPPLEMENTING SUB-OPTIMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS TO OPTIMIZE PLANT GROWTH

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for supplementing sub-optimal environmental conditions for plant growth, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving plant data for a plant;
extracting optimal growth condition data from a database based at least in part on the plant;
obtaining sensor data from sensors monitoring current growth conditions of the plant;
comparing the current growth conditions of the plant to the optimal growth condition data from the database to estimate a current cytoplasmic streaming rate;
responsive to the comparison, calculating a sound wave frequency to stimulate cytoplasmic streaming in the plant;
transmitting the sound wave frequency to a speaker; and
providing the sound wave frequency to the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,765,068

BALE WRAP MECHANISM

1. A bale wrap mechanism for use with a roll of wrap material, the bale wrap mechanism comprising:a frame including a wrap chute formed from one or more perimeter walls, wherein the wrap chute includes a wrap axis extending longitudinally therethrough, and wherein the one or more perimeter walls at least partially define a passageway;
a first wrapping arm having a first end pivotably coupled to the frame and a second end opposite the first end;
a slider slidably coupled to the first wrapping arm and defining a mounting point, wherein the slider is movable with respect to the first wrapping arm between the first end and the second end of the first wrapping arm; and
a shaft coupled to the mounting point, wherein the shaft is configured to rotatably support the roll of wrap material thereon,
wherein the shaft is configured to travel along a wrap path during a wrapping process, wherein the wrap path surrounds the passageway, and wherein the wrap path is non-circular in shape.

US Pat. No. 10,765,067

WRAPPING APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH A SECURITY MECHANISM AND A DRIVE BLOCKING MECHANISM

Forage Company BV, Maass...

1. Wrapping apparatus for wrapping an object,wherein the wrapping apparatus comprises
an object support for supporting from below an object to be wrapped,
a wrapping unit with at least one holder for a wrapping material reservoir,
a wrapping unit drive,
at least one barrier, and
a blocking mechanism,
wherein a wrapping unit part comprising the or at least one holder of the wrapping unit is rotatable with respect to the object support,
wherein the wrapping unit drive is arranged to rotate the rotatable wrapping unit part with respect to the object support,
thereby causing the object on the object support to be wrapped into at least one web of wrapping material taken from the or one wrapping material reservoir kept by the or one rotated holder,
wherein the or at least one barrier is movable with respect to the wrapping unit between
a protecting position and
at least one further position,
wherein the or one barrier being in the protecting position provides a mechanical safety mechanism, and
wherein the blocking mechanism is arranged to inhibit the wrapping unit drive to rotate the wrapping unit part
if the or at least one moveable barrier is in the or one further position, wherein
the blocking mechanism comprises
at least one mechanical interrupter and
at least one interrupter connector,
wherein the or each interrupter is movable between
an interrupting position and
at least one further position,
wherein the or each interrupter being in the interrupting position interrupts a supply connection for the wrapping unit drive, thereby deactivating the wrapping unit drive,
wherein the or each interrupter connector mechanically connects the or each movable barrier with the or each interrupter
such that every movable barrier is connected with the or each interrupter, and
wherein the or each interrupter connector couples
a movement of the or each barrier into the or one further position with
a movement of the or each connected interrupter into the interrupting position
wherein the or each barrier has a smaller distance to the ground when being in the or one further position compared with being in the protecting position.

US Pat. No. 10,765,065

TELESCOPIC REEL FOR HARVESTING MACHINE

STW S.R.L., Cuneo (IT)

1. A telescopic reel comprising:a supporting frame having a length extending between a first end and an opposing second end of the reel, said support frame being telescopic so that said length is adjustable by one portion of the support frame being slidable within another portion of the support frame; and
a central module disposed centrally along said support frame, comprising:
at least one bracket constrained to said supporting frame;
at least one transversal intersection element being rotatable relative to said at least one bracket; and
bearing and guiding means through for bearing and guiding said at least one transversal intersection element during its rotary motion relative to said at least one bracket, said bearing and guide means be connected to said bracket by fastening means;
a longitudinal central shaft extending between said first end and said opposing second end of the reel and extending laterally and centrally from said at least one transversal intersection element;
said bearing and guiding means being positioned on said at least one intersection element at a first radial distance from said longitudinal central shaft; and
a cross piece extending between said first end and said opposing second end of the reel and extending lateral to said at least one transversal intersection element at a second radial distance from said longitudinal central shaft, said first radial distance being greater than or equal to said second radial distance.

US Pat. No. 10,765,064

VERTICAL HYDROPONIC TOWER HARVESTING SYSTEM

MJNN, LLC, South San Fra...

1. A plant harvesting system for use with a vertical hydroponic tower, the vertical hydroponic tower containing a plurality of vertically aligned plants, each of said plurality of vertically aligned plants comprising a plant stalk and a plurality of leafs, the plant harvesting system comprising:a payload transport system configured to be positioned at a location adjacent to said vertical hydroponic tower, said payload transport system comprising:
a base; and
a lift tower mounted to said base, said lift tower further comprising a motorized payload lift system, said motorized payload lift system configured to move an interface plate in an upward direction and in a downward direction; and
a harvester mounted to said interface plate via a mounting plate, wherein said harvester harvests said plurality of leafs from each of said plurality of vertically aligned plants as said motorized payload lift system moves said harvester in said upward direction along a face of said vertical hydroponic tower; and
a pair of guides configured to maintain said harvester in a preset harvesting position relative to said vertical hydroponic tower as said motorized payload lift system moves said harvester in said upward direction along said face of said vertical hydroponic tower.

US Pat. No. 10,765,063

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UNLOAD OF A MOBILE FARM IMPLEMENT

Unverferth Manufacturing ...

1. A controller for automating unloading of a mobile farm implement, wherein the mobile farm implement comprises a container and an auger arm in communication with the container, and the container includes a container door, the controller comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor,
wherein the controller is coupled to the mobile farm implement, and the controller is configured to:
receive a first command to assist the unloading of agricultural material from the container to the auger arm through the container door;
determine that weight measurements from the mobile farm implement have reached a steady value;
open the container door of the mobile farm implement, in response to determining that the weight measurements have reached the steady value;
determine that a subsequent weight measurement from the mobile farm implement is below a first threshold; and
close the container door of the mobile farm implement, in response to determining that the subsequent weight measurement is below the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,765,062

COMBINE HARVESTER UNLOADING SYSTEM

1. A combine harvester comprising a grain tank having an auger trough in which a cross auger of an unloading system is disposed, the cross auger being operable to define an upturning side and a downturning side, wherein the grain tank comprises a generally planar floor panel having a discharge edge parallel to a rotation axis of the cross auger, wherein the generally planar floor panel covers the upturning side and leaves the downturning side exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,765,059

HARVESTER WITH FEEDBACK ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A mower, comprising:a chassis;
a cutterbar connected to the chassis;
a feedback assembly connected to the chassis rearward of the cutterbar, the feedback assembly comprising:
at least one rod coupled to the chassis; and
at least one tine rotatably coupled to the at least one rod, the at least one tine defining an elongated body comprising a linear section extending from the at least one rod;
at least one sensor coupled to at least one of the chassis or the-at least one rod, the at least one sensor configured for detecting the quality of operation of the at least one blade assembly by detecting at least one of a rotational position or magnitude of rotation of the at least one tine relative to the at least one rod.

US Pat. No. 10,765,057

SEED DELIVERY APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A seed delivery apparatus, comprising:a seed meter configured to entrain seeds on a seed disc and to release said entrained seeds at a seed release location; and
a seed conveyor assembly having an upper end disposed to receive the released seed, said seed conveyor assembly including:
a housing;
a seed conveyor having an inner surface and an outer surface, said inner surface having a plurality of inwardly projecting spaced teeth defining sequential belt gaps, said outer surface having a plurality of outwardly projecting spaced flights defining sequential flight gaps which receive the released seed;
an upper pulley having a first set of radially arranged pulley teeth and a second set of radially arranged pulley teeth angularly offset from said first set of radially arranged pulley teeth, each of said first and second set of radially arranged pulley teeth alternatingly engaging said sequential belt gaps; and
a cleaning strip fixedly attached to said housing and disposed adjacent to said upper pulley to clean debris from said upper pulley;
wherein said cleaning strip extends arcuately forwardly along a direction of rotation of said upper pulley.

US Pat. No. 10,765,056

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM BASED ON SOIL ANALYSIS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of controlling an agricultural system, comprising:receiving a first signal from a soil analyzer indicative of a surface roughness of soil forward of a soil conditioner relative to a direction of travel of the agricultural system, wherein the soil conditioner is configured to apply a pressure to a surface of a field;
determining a target pressure of the soil conditioner based on the first signal;
determining a target speed of a tow vehicle of the agricultural system based on the first signal and a target depth of the soil conditioner based on the first signal;
outputting a second signal to a soil conditioner controller indicative of the target pressure, wherein the soil conditioner controller is configured to adjust the pressure of the soil conditioner based on the target pressure; and
outputting a third signal to a tow vehicle controller and a fourth signal to the soil conditioner controller, wherein the third signal is indicative of the target speed, the fourth signal is indicative of the target depth, the tow vehicle controller is configured is configured to adjust a speed of the tow vehicle of the agricultural system based on the target speed, and the soil conditioner controller is configured to adjust a depth of the soil conditioner based on the target depth.

US Pat. No. 10,765,055

GREASELESS BUSHING FOR AGRICULTURAL ROW UNIT

Harvest International, In...

1. A greaseless bushing assembly for a row planter, having a frame, a pair of discs on the frame to form a furrow in the ground, and a pair of gauge wheels mounted on arms on the frame on opposite sides of the discs, the greaseless bushing assembly comprising:an outer tube for threaded externally substantially along its length for threaded receipt in one of the arms of the frame;
a jam nut on the outer tube threads to adjustably lock the bushing assembly on the one arm; and
an internal non-metallic sleeve through which a bolt extends for mounting one of the arms to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,765,053

ARTICULATING PITCH-ADJUSTABLE HITCHES FOR SURFACE CONDITIONING TOOLS

ABI ATTACHMENTS INC., Mi...

1. An apparatus comprising:a hitch assembly including a forward lateral member, a rearward lateral member, a first longitudinal member, a second longitudinal member and a lifting member which are coupled together to form a laterally-articulating pitch-adjustable frame, wherein
the forward lateral member is coupled with the first longitudinal member by a first joint and is coupled with the second longitudinal member by a second joint,
the rearward lateral member is coupled with the first longitudinal member by a third joint and is coupled with the second longitudinal member by a fourth joint,
the lifting member is coupled with the rearward lateral member by a first flexible rigging member and a second flexible rigging member,
the laterally-articulating pitch-adjustable frame is moveable between a first position in which the frame is left-leaning and a second position in which the frame is right-leaning, and
the lifting member is adjustable over a first range to vary an amount of slack in at least one of the first flexible rigging member and the second flexible rigging member and over a second range to raise and lower the rearward lateral member.

US Pat. No. 10,765,052

DISC HARROW WITH GANG PLUGGING DETECTION

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. An agricultural disc harrow implement comprising:a main frame;
at least one gang assembly, each gang assembly comprising:
a support bar attached to the main frame and extending substantially the length of the gang assembly;
a plurality of disc gangs aligned along the length of the support bar, wherein each of the plurality of disc gangs comprises a rotating disc gang shaft that is supported on the support bar and a plurality of disc blades, the disc blades being substantially equally spaced along an axis of the disc gang, wherein the disc gangs of each gang assembly are coaxially aligned to create a line of substantially equally spaced disc blades; and
a plugging detection system configured to alert an operator if one or more of the disc gangs are rotating at a rotational speed that is slower than rotational speeds of the remaining disc gangs, the plugging detection system comprising a gang rotation sensor for each of the plurality of disc gangs on each of the at least one gang assemblies configured to measure the rotational speed of the connected disc gang and a control module that compares the rotational speed of each disc gang to the rotational speed of the remaining disc gangs.
US Pat. No. 10,765,682

APILIMOD FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF MELANOMA

AI Therapeutics, Inc., G...

1. A method for treating melanoma in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of apilimod, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and vemurafenib in a single dosage form with the apilimod, or in a separate dosage form.
US Pat. No. 10,766,962

FZD7 SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES AND VACCINES TO TREAT CANCER AND CONTROL STEM CELL FUNCTION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A monoclonal anti-human FZD7 antibody or antibody fragment that specifically binds to human FZD7, but which does not appreciably bind to other human FZD polypeptides, wherein said FZD7 antibody or antibody fragments thereof comprises:(a) a variable light chain comprising a CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:6, a CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:7, and a CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:8; and
(b) a variable heavy chain comprising a CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:9, a CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:10, and a CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO:11.
US Pat. No. 10,767,218

METHOD FOR REDUCING QUANTIFICATION ERRORS CAUSED BY REACTION VOLUME DEVIATIONS IN DIGITAL POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION

Roche Molecular Systems, ...

1. A method for reducing quantification errors caused by reaction volume deviations in digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR), wherein the amount or concentration of a nucleic acid of interest is quantified in an array of reaction areas, the method comprisinga) adding a fill control marker to each reaction area of the array of reaction areas used in dPCR;
b) quantifying the reaction volume in each reaction area; and
c) calculating the amount or concentration of the nucleic acid of interest as a number of nucleic acid(s) as determined by dPCR in a volume or per volume, wherein the volume is the sum of the reaction volumes as determined in step b).
US Pat. No. 10,765,683

STABLE FORMULATIONS FOR PARENTERAL INJECTION OF SMALL MOLECULE DRUGS

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A parenteral injection device comprising:an injection device containing an injectable composition comprising:
(a) a dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) solvent; and
(b) a benzodiazepine, or a salt thereof, solubilized within the solvent, wherein the benzodiazepine is present in the injectable composition in an amount up to its solubility limit, wherein the benzodiazepine consists of diazepam,
wherein the injectable composition comprises less than 5% by weight residual water, and the volume of the injectable composition to be parenterally injected is 3 ml or less.
US Pat. No. 10,766,963

FUSION IMMUNOMODULATORY PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

1. A method for preparing therapeutically active fusion protein, wherein the fusion protein comprises a tumor targeting moiety and an immunomodulatory molecule wherein the immunomodulatory molecule counteracts immune tolerance of a cancer cell, wherein the tumor targeting moiety is an antibody that binds to Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Antigen 4 (CTLA- 4) and wherein the fusion protein is prepared by the following steps:preparing a codon optimized nucleotide sequence encoding the fusion protein, wherein the codon optimized nucleotide sequence has been modified to increase CG sequences, wherein the codon optimized nucleotide sequence for the antibody is lacking nucleotides for expression of a lysine at the C-terminal end of the heavy chain of the antibody, wherein the immunomodulatory molecule binds to transforming growth factor beta (TGF-?) or Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PDL1) and wherein the codon optimized nucleotide sequences consist of SEQ ID NOs: 5, 6, 4 and 3, or SEQ ID NOs:5, 6, 4 and 7;
cloning the codon optimized nucleotide sequence of said fusion protein in a CHO host cell capable of transient or stable expression;
growing the host cell in a media under suitable conditions for growing and allowing the host cell to express the fusion protein; and
collecting secreted fusion proteins and optionally for further purification.
US Pat. No. 10,765,684

REDUCTION OF SIDE EFFECTS FROM AROMATASE INHIBITORS USED FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER

Havah Therapeutics Pty Lt...

1. A method of mitigating one or more side effects in a postmenopausal patient being treated for breast cancer, comprising administering to said patient:a) 30-50 mg per day of testosterone or testosterone undecanoate; and
b) an effective amount per day of an aromatase inhibitor; wherein the mitigated one or more side effects comprises urinary tract infection or breast pain.
US Pat. No. 10,767,220

METHODS OF AMPLIFYING NUCLEIC ACIDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PRACTICING THE SAME

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A method of amplifying nucleic acids, comprising:combining:
a nucleic acid sample; and
amplification primers adapted to amplify a region of six or more copy number stable genes selected from a group consisting of: HNRNPR, TCEB3, IL22RA1, RCAN3, GJB5, SLC25A44, MT3, MT1X, NUP93, RABL2B,
in a reaction mixture under conditions sufficient to amplify the six or more copy number stable genes.
US Pat. No. 10,766,965

ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF LIGHT CHAIN AMYLOIDOSIS AND OTHER CD38-POSITIVE HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES

JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC., H...

1. A method of treating a patient having relapsed or refractory light chain amyloidosis (AL), comprising administering to the patient in need thereof an anti-CD38 antibody which is an IgG1 isotype comprising a heavy chain variable region (VH) sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 and a light chain variable region (VL) sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5 for a time sufficient to treat relapsed or refractory AL.
US Pat. No. 10,765,686

STABLE FIXED DOSE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING MOMETASONE AND OLOPATADINE

GLENMARK SPECIALTY S.A., ...

1. A method of delivering a nasal spray comprising:nasally delivering an aqueous pharmaceutical composition in the form of a single phase suspension, said composition comprising (a) mometasone furoate in particulate form; (b) olopatadine hydrochloride in dissolved form, and (c) a hydrocolloid in an amount sufficient to inhibit phase separation for at least 24 hours when stored at 25±2° C. and 60±5% relative humidity, wherein
the mometasone furoate and olopatadine hydrochloride are the sole active ingredients in the composition, and
the spray provides a droplet size distribution having a D10 of 5-25 ?m, a D50 of 20-50 ?m, a D90 of 40-120 ?m, and a SPAN of not more than 4.
US Pat. No. 10,766,967

BISPECIFIC T CELL ACTIVATING ANTIGEN BINDING MOLECULES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A T cell activating bispecific antigen-binding molecule comprising:(a) a first Fab molecule which specifically binds to a first antigen;
(b) a second Fab molecule which specifically binds to a second antigen, and wherein the variable domains VL and VH of the Fab light chain and the Fab heavy chain are replaced by each other;
wherein the first antigen is CD3 and the second antigen is CEA, or the first antigen is CEA and the second antigen is CD3;
wherein the Fab molecule which specifically binds to CD3 comprises a heavy chain variable region comprising the heavy chain complementarity determining region (HCDR) 1 of SEQ ID NO: 4, the HCDR 2 of SEQ ID NO: 5, and the HCDR 3 of SEQ ID NO: 6, and a light chain variable region comprising the light chain complementarity determining region (LCDR) 1 of SEQ ID NO: 8, the LCDR 2 of SEQ ID NO: 9, and the LCDR 3 of SEQ ID NO: 10; and
wherein the Fab molecule which specifically binds to CEA comprises a heavy chain variable region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 22 and a light chain variable region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23.
US Pat. No. 10,767,223

METHODS FOR ANALYZING NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM SINGLE CELLS

10X Genomics, Inc., Plea...

1. A method for biological analysis, the method comprising:(a) providing a plurality of polynucleotides derived from a tissue sample;
(b) generating a plurality of tagged polynucleotides from said plurality of polynucleotides and a plurality of oligonucleotide tags, wherein a tagged polynucleotide of the plurality of tagged polynucleotides comprises:
(i) a first tag sequence corresponding to a site within said tissue sample; and
(ii) a second tag sequence distinguishing said tagged polynucleotide from other tagged polynucleotides of the plurality of tagged polynucleotides;
(c) sequencing said plurality of tagged polynucleotides to determine sequences corresponding to the plurality of polynucleotides, including the first tag sequence and the second tag sequence; and
(d) using the sequences determined in step (c) to count polynucleotides for multiple different polynucleotides derived from said tissue sample.
US Pat. No. 10,765,688

LIPOLYTIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING PHOSPHOCHOLINE DERIVATIVES

PENMIX LTD., Cheonan-si,...

1. A method for treating localized fat deposits in a subject in need thereof, comprising topically administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a phosphocholine derivative or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein the phosphocholine derivative is selected from the group consisting of
1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine;
1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine;
1-stearoyl-2-myristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine;
1,2-didecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine; and
1-palmitoyl-2-stearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, and
wherein the pharmaceutical composition is a formulation for topical administration selected from the group consisting of a formulation for transdermal administration, a formulation for subcutaneous administration, a formulation for intramuscular administration, and a formulation for intraperitoneal administration.
US Pat. No. 10,766,968

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO ANTI-CHI3L1 ANTIBODY REAGENTS TO TREAT CANCER

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Provid...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering:a) an antibody, antibody reagent, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that specifically binds to PD-1; and
b) an inhibitor of CHI3L1, wherein the inhibitor of CHI3L1 is an immunoglobulin antibody that comprises light chain CDRs having the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 4-6 and heavy chain CDRs having the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3,
wherein the cancer expresses PD-L1 and CHI3L1.
US Pat. No. 10,767,227

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS IN THE TMEM216 GENE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of detecting or identifying a variant Transmembrane Protein 216 (TMEM216) gene in an individual, comprising:(i) providing a sample from an individual, wherein the sample comprises a nucleic acid;
(ii) contacting the TMEM216 encoding nucleic acid in the sample with a probe capable of hybridizing to a TMEM216 encoding nucleic acid sequence variant, wherein the TMEM216 encoding nucleic acid sequence variant encodes an amino acid variation of SEQ ID NO:1 selected from the group consisting of L133X, L114R, G77A, R85X, wherein the probe is labeled with a detectable marker, and wherein the selectable marker is selected from the group consisting of a radioisotope, fluorescent compound, biotin, enzyme, enzyme co-factor, ligand, and antibody, and
(iii) detecting hybridization of the probe with the TMEM216 encoding nucleic acid sequence variant, wherein detection of hybridization detects or identifies the presence of a variant TMEM216 gene in the sample from the individual.
US Pat. No. 10,766,972

MODIFIED CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MODIFIED CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER COMPOSITION

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A modified conjugated diene-based polymer comprising a nitrogen atom,wherein a content of the nitrogen atom is 40 ppm by mass or more based on a total amount of the modified conjugated diene-based polymer,
a Mooney stress-relaxation rate measured at 110° C. is 0.45 or less,
a modification percentage is 84.8% by mass or more, and
a ratio of a first weight-average molecular weight to a first number-average molecular weight is 1.50 or more and 3.50 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,767,229

METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF SOMATIC MUTAGENESIS

GMDX CO PTY LTD, Melbour...

1. A method for treating a cancer in a human subject, the method comprising:selecting a human subject on the basis of the occurrence of targeted somatic mutagenesis, wherein the occurrence of targeted somatic mutagenesis indicates that the subject is likely to have or to develop cancer; and
exposing the subject to a therapy for treating the cancer, wherein
targeted somatic mutagenesis has occurred when there is a higher than expected percentage or number of mutations of a mutation type at one of three positions in a codon in a plurality of mutated codons in a nucleic acid molecule in a biological sample taken from the subject, wherein:
the nucleic acid molecule comprises the whole exome;
the mutations are at a motif recognized or targeted by APOBEC3G;
the number or percentage of observed G>A mutations in CG motifs at MC-2 sites in the non-transcribed strand of the nucleic acid molecule is higher than expected, or the number or percentage of observed C>T mutations in CG motifs at MC-1 sites in the non-transcribed strand of the nucleic acid molecule is higher than expected;
the cancer is selected from the group consisting of breast, prostate, liver, colon, pancreatic, skin, cervical, lymphoid, hematopoietic and ovarian cancer; and the biological sample comprises, respectively, breast, prostate, liver, colon, pancreatic, skin, cervical, lymphoid, hematopoietic or ovarian tissue or cells; and
the therapy comprises radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy, hormone ablation therapy, pro-apoptosis therapy and/or immunotherapy,
thereby treating the cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,769,790

METHODS OF CANCER DETECTION

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTE...

1. A method comprisingproviding a first view of a region of tissue;
providing a second view of the region of tissue;
calculating a first fractal dimension for the first view of the region of tissue; and
calculating a second fractal dimension for the second view of the region of tissue;
wherein a fractal zone is defined as a polygon consisting of a central square and a first, second, third, and fourth extending triangular region as plotted on a graph of the fractal dimension of the first view of the region of tissue by the fractal dimension of the second view of the region of tissue; and
wherein if the fractal dimension of at least one of the first fractal dimension and the second fractal dimension is in the fractal zone, the region of tissue is considered cancerous.
US Pat. No. 10,765,694

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING INHIBITORY OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

The United States of Amer...

1. A fusion molecule comprising a targeting polypeptide, and a nucleic acid binding domain, wherein the targeting, polypeptide is selected from monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1/CCL-2), thymus- and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC/CCL17), Regulation upon Activation Normal T cell Express Sequence (RANTES/CCL5), and a receptor binding fragment of MCP-1, TARC, or RANTES, and the nucleic acid binding domain is amino acids 87 through 102 of SEQ ID NO: 11.
US Pat. No. 10,766,974

ULTRAFILTRATION OF POLYISOOLEFIN COPOLYMERS AND POLYISOOLEFIN COPOLYMERS WITH REDUCED OLIGOMER CONTENT

1. A process for curing a polyisoolefin copolymer comprising isobutylene and isoprene units, the process comprisingreducing a content of an oligomer, the oligomer comprising one or both of a C13 and a C21 unsaturated cyclic oligomer, to 900 ppm or less in a mixture of the oligomer and the polyisoolefin copolymer comprising isobutylene and isoprene units to produce an oligomer-depleted mixture, and
adding a resin cure system to the oligomer-depleted mixture to cure the polyisoolefin copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,767,230

MICRORNA BIOMARKER FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF GASTRIC CANCER

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A method of treating a gastric cancer, wherein the method comprises:a) detecting or diagnosing a gastric cancer in a subject or determining a likelihood of a subject having said gastric cancer, wherein detecting or diagnosing said gastric cancer in the subject or determining the likelihood of the subject having said gastric cancer comprises:
i) determining, in a non-cellular biofluid sample obtained from the subject, the expression level of at least six microRNAs (miRNAs) each having at least 90% sequence identity with an miRNA selected from the group consisting of hsa-miR-21-5p, hsa-miR-103a-3p, hsa-miR-20a-5p, hsa-miR-181a-5p, hsa-miR-142-5p, hsa-miR-27a-5p, hsa-miR-26a-5p, hsa-miR-17-5p, hsa-miR-616-5p, hsa-miR-30a-5p, hsa-miR-532-5p and hsa-miR-30e-5p,
ii) determining differential expression of miRNA in the sample, as compared to a control in order to determine the subject to have said gastric cancer or diagnose the subject as having said gastric cancer or determine the likelihood of the subject to develop said gastric cancer,
wherein the differential expression of miRNA is an upregulation or a downregulation of miRNA expression of the at least six miRNAs and
b) treating the subject determined to have or diagnosed with said gastric cancer or having the likelihood of developing said gastric cancer with an anti-gastric cancer compound or a combination of anti-gastric cancer compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,765,695

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR SELECTING SIRNA OF IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. An siRNA molecule, wherein said siRNA molecule consists of: (a) a duplex region; and (b) either no overhang regions or at least one overhang region, wherein each overhang region contains six or fewer nucleotides, wherein the duplex region consists of a sense region and an antisense region, wherein said sense region and said antisense region together form said duplex region and said sense region and said antisense region are each 19-30 nucleotides in length and said antisense region comprises a sequence that is the complement of SEQ ID NO: 517.
US Pat. No. 10,767,231

METHOD FOR DETECTING LUNG CANCER USING LUNG CANCER-SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENE

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of PCDHGA12 (protocadherin gamma subfamily A, 12), the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating a genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA from step (a with bisulfite;
(c) amplifying the bisulfite treated genomic DNA using a primer pair comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO 433 and SEQ ID NO 434; and
(d) determining hypermethylation in the PCDHGA12 gene.
US Pat. No. 10,765,696

COMPOSITIONS OF AND METHODS OF TREATMENT WITH ZWITTERIONIC POLYSACCHARIDE

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A method of treating a viral infection in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a zwitterionic polysaccharide, wherein (i) the effective amount is effective to reduce neuroinflammation in the subject, and (ii) the zwitterionic polysaccharide is a zwitterionic bacterial polysaccharide or a zwitterionic capsular polysaccharide.
US Pat. No. 10,766,976

METHOD OF PREPARING VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER

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

1. A method of preparing a vinyl chloride-based polymer comprising:forming particle nuclei by adding a mercaptan-based chain transfer agent to a monomer composition including a vinyl chloride-based monomer and a preliminary polymerization initiator (preliminary polymerization); and
preparing a polymer by mixing a vinyl chloride-based monomer and the particle nuclei and adding a main polymerization initiator (main polymerization).
US Pat. No. 10,767,232

METHODS AND BIOMARKERS FOR PREDICTING EFFICACY AND EVALUATION OF AN OX40 AGONIST TREATMENT

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A method for treating or delaying progression of cancer in a subject, comprising:(a) measuring the expression level of one or more marker genes in a sample comprising leukocytes obtained from the subject, wherein said one or more marker genes are selected from the group consisting of CD8a, CD8b, H2-d, CTLA4, CD64, CXCL9, IFNg, IDO1, GZMA, GZMB, PRF1, PDCA1, KLRK1, PTPRC, CXCL1, ITGAM, and IL7R; and
(b) if the expression level of said one or more marker genes in the sample obtained from the subject is higher than a reference, administering to the subject an effective amount of an OX40 agonist; wherein the OX40 agonist is a monoclonal antibody that comprises:
(1) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2; (2) HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3; (3) HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4; (4) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5; (5) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6; and (6) HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:7; or
(1) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:29; (2) HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:30; (3) HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:33; (4) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:37; (5) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:39; and (6) HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:42.
US Pat. No. 10,765,697

METHOD AND TREATING RENAL DISEASE

1. A method of treating a primary or secondary proteinuric glomerular disorder or recurrent proteinuric glomerular disease in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising hydroxypropyl-beta cyclodextrin, or methyl-beta cyclodextrin, or both, as an active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,766,977

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A DISPERSION OF A VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE POLYMER

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A process for manufacturing a dispersion of a vinylidene fluoride (VDF) thermoplastic polymer (polymer (F)), said process comprising polymerizing VDF in an aqueous phase comprising:at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of non-fluorinated surfactants (surfactant (HS)) and fluorinated surfactants having a molecular weight of less than 400 (surfactant (FS)) selected from the group consisting of:
surfactant (FS) complying with formula (IA) here below:
Rf—(OCF2CF2)k?1—O—CF2—COOXa  (IA)
wherein Rf is a C1-C3 perfluoroalkyl group comprising, optionally, one or more ether oxygen atoms, k is 2 or 3 and Xa is selected from a monovalent metal and an ammonium group of formula NRN4, wherein RN, equal or different at each occurrence, is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C3 alkyl group; and
surfactant (FS) complying with formula:
RFS-E-Yr
wherein: Yr is an anionic functionality;
wherein E is a C4-C24 hydrocarbon non fluorinated divalent group, possibly comprising one or more catenary oxygen atom(s); and
wherein RFS is a —ORFSf group, a N(RFSf)2, or a —OAr(RFSf)r group, wherein RFSf, equal to or different from each other at each occurrence, is a C1-C6 perfluoroalkyl group, Ar is an aromatic moiety (e.g. a phenyl group), and r is an integer of 1 to 3; and
at least one functional (per)fluoropolyether (functional PFPE) comprising at least one (per)fluoropolyoxyalkylene chain [chain (R?F)] and at least one functional group, said functional PFPE having a number average molecular weight of at least 1000 and a solubility in water of less than 1% by weight at 25° C.,
wherein said functional PFPE is present in the aqueous phase in an amount of 0.001 to 0.005 g/l,
wherein at least 60 mol. % of the recurring units constituting polymer F are derived from VDF,
wherein the dispersion has an average particle size of 250 to 300 nm; and
wherein the at least one functional PFPE complies with formula (XIV) here below:
XpOOC—CF2—O—(CF2)n?(CF2CF2O)m?—CF2—COOXp  (XIV),wherein n? and m? are independently integers>0 such that the number average molecular weight of the functional PFPE is at least 1000, the recurring units being generally statistically distributed along the perfluoropolyoxyalkylene chain, and Xp, equal to or different from each other, is a hydrogen atom, a monovalent metal, or an ammonium group of formula —N(R?n)4, wherein R?n, equal or different at each occurrence, is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 hydrocarbon group.
US Pat. No. 10,767,233

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DETECT RARE MUTATIONS AND COPY NUMBER VARIATION

GUARDANT HEALTH, INC., R...

1. A method for inferring a quantitative measure of microsatellite changes in a sample of cell-free nucleic acid molecules from a subject having a cancer, the method comprising:(a) tagging a plurality of the cell-free nucleic acid molecules from the sample with molecular barcodes from a set of molecular barcodes to produce tagged parent polynucleotides;
(b) amplifying a plurality of the tagged parent polynucleotides to produce amplified tagged progeny polynucleotides;
(c) sequencing a plurality of the amplified tagged progeny polynucleotides to produce a set of sequencing reads;
(d) grouping a plurality of sequencing reads from the set of sequencing reads into families based at least on sequence information of the molecular barcodes, each family having sequencing reads amplified from a same tagged parent polynucleotide from among the tagged parent polynucleotides;
(e) determining a quantitative measure of sequencing reads in a plurality of the families and a quantitative measure of unique families from among a plurality of the families;
(f) inferring a number of the tagged parent polynucleotides based on the quantitative measure of the sequencing reads in the plurality of the families and the quantitative measure of unique families from among the plurality of the families;
(g) determining a quantitative measure of microsatellite changes from among a plurality of the families; and
(h) based on the determined quantitative measure of microsatellite changes from among the plurality of the families, inferring a quantitative measure of microsatellite changes in the inferred number of the tagged parent polynucleotides.
US Pat. No. 10,765,698

TREATMENT OF DISEASE WITH POLY-N-ACETYLGLUCOSAMINE NANOFIBERS

Marine Polymer Technologi...

1. A method for treating atopic dermatitis in a human subject, comprising topically administering a composition comprising shortened poly-N-acetylglucosamine fibers (“sNAG nanofibers”) to the skin of a human subject in need thereof, wherein the sNAG nanofibers comprise 70%, or more than 70%, of N-acetylglucosamine monosaccharides, wherein more than 50% of the sNAG nanofibers are between 1 to 15 ?m in length, and wherein the sNAG nanofibers are the only active ingredient in the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,766,978

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A method for producing a polyvinyl alcohol, the method comprising:polymerizing vinyl ester monomers by controlled radical polymerization in the presence of a radical initiator and an organic cobalt complex to obtain a polymer solution comprising a polyvinyl ester;
extracting a cobalt complex from the polymer solution by contacting an aqueous solution comprising a water-soluble ligand with the polymer solution; and
saponifying the polyvinyl ester after the extracting to obtain the polyvinyl alcohol;
wherein the polymerization is bulk polymerization or solution polymerization.
US Pat. No. 10,767,234

METHODS FOR MICROBIAL SCREENING AND IDENTIFICATION OF TARGETS OF INTEREST

Regents of the University...

1. A method of detecting the presence of microorganisms in a sample, the method comprising:combining a sample, a reducing agent, an oxidant generator and a chemiluminescent agent, wherein the reducing agent both reduces the oxidant generator to produce an oxidant and reduces one or more disulfide bonds a surface of a microorganism and wherein the oxidant oxidizes the chemiluminescent agent to produce a luminescent compound; and
detecting the presence or absence of a signal from the luminescent compound to indicate the presence or absence of microorganisms in the sample,
wherein the intensity of the signal is inversely proportional to the amount of microorganisms in the sample.
US Pat. No. 10,765,699

METHODS FOR ENHANCING EFFICACY OF THERAPEUTIC IMMUNE CELLS

National University of Si...

1. An engineered NK cell or T cell comprising: a first nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and a second nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a single-chain variable fragment (scFv) linked to a localizing domain,wherein the scFv binds a target expressed by the cell and selected from the group consisting of killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors 2DL1 (KIR2DL1) and 2DL2/DL3 (KIR2DL2/DL3), and NKG2A,
wherein the scFv that binds KIR2DL1 and KIR2DL2/DL3 comprises a variable heavy chain of SEQ ID NO:36 and a variable light chain of SEQ ID NO:37, and the scFv that binds NKG2A comprises a variable heavy chain of SEQ ID NO:32 and a variable light chain of SEQ ID NO:33,
wherein the localization domain comprise an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) or Golgi retention sequence comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of KKMP, EEKKMP, and AEKDEL, and
wherein the scFv linked to the localizing domain is expressed by the cell, retained within the cell, and downregulates or suppresses surface expression of the target in the engineered cell rendering the target inactive.
US Pat. No. 10,765,700

METHODS FOR EXPANSION OR DEPLETION OF T-REGULATORY CELLS

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of treating a proliferative disorder or an infectious disease in a subject comprising administering to said subject an isolated human, humanized, or chimeric antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that selectively binds to an epitope of TNFR2 that is bound by antibody clone MAB726 or by antibody clone M1.
US Pat. No. 10,767,236

METHOD OF PRODUCING SUGAR SOLUTION

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

11. A method of producing a sugar liquid comprising:a step of filtering a saccharified liquid obtained by at least one selected from the group consisting of a) enzymatic saccharification of a cellulose-containing biomass pretreated by steam explosion treatment, b) hydrothermal treatment, c) acid treatment, d) alkali treatment, and e) ammonia treatment, through a nanofiltration membrane and a reverse osmosis membrane; and
a two-step washing step consisting of washing said nanofiltration membrane and said reverse osmosis membrane after said filtration, with nitric acid and then with an alkali washing liquid.
US Pat. No. 10,765,701

ELIMINATION OF CD19-POSITIVE LYMPHOID MALIGNANCIES BY CD19-CAR EXPRESSING NK CELLS

NantKwest, Inc., San Die...

1. A recombinant isolated natural killer (NK)-92 cell expressing an anti-cluster of differentiation 19 (CD19) chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and a fragment crystallizable (Fc) receptor, wherein the anti-CD19 CAR has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12, wherein the NK-92 cell has an accession number selected from the group consisting of CRL-2407, PTA 6670, CRL-2408, CRL-2409, PTA-6967, PTA-8837 and PTA-8836.
US Pat. No. 10,766,213

RUBBER COMPOSITION

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber composition prepared by blending:100 parts by mass of a rubber component consisting of butyl rubber;
2 to 10 parts by mass of zinc oxide;
1 to 5 parts by mass of a thiuram vulcanization accelerator, satisfying the thiuram vulcanization accelerator: the zinc oxide =1:1 to 1:3; and
150 parts by mass or more of liquid polybutene or a process oil as a plasticizer, satisfying the thiuram vulcanization accelerator: the plasticizer =1:30 to 1:250,
wherein the rubber component consists of bromobutyl rubber as the butyl rubber.
US Pat. No. 10,766,981

BIMODAL POLYPROPYLENES AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process to form bimodal polypropylene compositions comprising:1) combining at least two polypropylenes comprising:
a) a high molecular weight polypropylene, HMW PP, having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 300,000 g/mole or more, and a MWD within the range from 2.0 to 4.5; and
b) a low molecular weight polypropylene, LMW PP, having a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 300,000 g/mole or less, and a MWD within the range from 2.0 to 4.5, in at least a two-pass process, and
2) forming a bimodal polypropylene composition having a Flexural Modulus (190° C., 1% secant) of at least 1700 MPa, wherein the Flexural Modulus of the bimodal polypropylene composition is equal to or at least 5% greater than the HMW PP Flexural Modulus alone, and the bimodal polypropylene composition has one or more of the following characteristics:
(a) a melt flow rate (MFRbPP, 230° C., 2.16 kg) within the range from 2 g/10 min to 200 g/10 min; and/or
(b) a combined molecular weight distribution (MwbPP/MnbPP, MWDbPP) within the range from 2.5 to 20.0, and/or
(c) a ?Mw, the Mw difference between at least two polypropylenes, of at least 100,000 g/mole; and
3) injection molding or blow molding articles from the bimodal polypropylene composition.
US Pat. No. 10,765,703

XENOGRAFT SOFT TISSUE IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF MAKING

TUTOGEN MEDICAL GMBH, Ne...

1. A method for the preparation of a graft from bovine dermis comprising:(a) providing a bovine dermis having a native dermal matrix;
(b) treating said dermis with an aqueous, alkaline sodium sulfide solution for at least 1 hour, wherein said solution comprising 0.01% to 1.5% by weight of sodium sulfide and 0.001 M to 0.5 M sodium hydroxide and said solution has a pH greater than 10;
(c) once or several times, treating the dermis with a saline solution;
(d) once or several times, treating the dermis with an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution;
(e) dehydrating the dermis via solvent dehydration that stars with a lower concentration of solvent and finishes with a higher concentration of solvent; and
(f) maintaining a histoarchitecture of the native matric wherein the graft is non-crosslinked.
US Pat. No. 10,766,983

PVOH DISPERSANT FOR VCM POLYMERIZATION

Sekisui Specialty Chemica...

1. A dispersing agent useful in a suspension polymerization process, the dispersing agent comprising:a polyvinyl alcohol formed by a process comprising:
polymerizing a vinyl ester monomer to form a polyvinyl ester;
partially hydrolyzing the polyvinyl ester to produce a partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl ester;
heat treating the partially hydrolyzed polyvinyl ester to form the polyvinyl alcohol;
wherein the partially hydrolyzing step comprises contacting the polyvinyl ester with an alkali hydroxide and with hydrogen peroxide;
the polyvinyl alcohol having:
a degree of hydrolysis in the range from 60 to 80 mol %;
an absorbance of not less than 0.3 measured at a wavelength of 320 nm with respect to a 0.1 wt % aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol;
a block character of remaining ester groups in the range from 0.4 to 0.5;
a cloud point in the range from 35° C. to 50° C. measured with respect to a 1 wt % aqueous solution of the polyvinyl alcohol; and
carbonyl groups distributed along the length of the polymer chain;
wherein the polymerizing step is preformed in the absence of both an added chain transfer agent and an added comonomer.
US Pat. No. 10,765,705

VISCO-SUPPLEMENT COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Prime Merger Sub, LLC, B...

1. A visco-supplement composition comprising a processed transcellular fluid, wherein the processed transcellular fluid comprises:(a) an increased concentration of at least one of a first component selected from the group consisting of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates as compared to a concentration of the first component in an unprocessed transcellular fluid; and
(b) a decreased concentration of at least one of a second component selected from the group consisting urea, uric acid, and creatinine, as compared to a concentration of the second component in the unprocessed transcellular fluid,
and the composition has a pH in a range of about 6.0 to about 8.0,
wherein the processed transcellular fluid includes 30.25 g/L to 50.375 g/L of proteins, 0.25 g/L to 6.5 g/L of fatty acids, 0.5 g/L to 9.5 g/L of cholesterol, 0.003 g/L to 0.3 g/L of phospholipids, glucose at a concentration of 600 mg/L to 900 mg/L, fructose at a concentration of 48 mg/L to 59 mg/L, hyaluronic acid at a concentration of 30 ?g/L to 3600 ?g/L,, lubricin at a concentration of 10 ?g/ml to 200 ?g/ml, no more than 160 mg/L of urea, no more than 80 g/L of uric acid and no more than 14 mg/L of creatinine.
US Pat. No. 10,765,706

METHOD OF STEM CELL DELIVERY INTO THE BRAIN DURING CHRONIC DISEASE USING BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABILIZERS

University of South Flori...

1. A method of increasing neurogenesis in a patient having a chronic stroke comprising the steps:identifying a patient suffering from chronic stroke wherein an initial stroke insult occurred at least one month prior;
obtaining umbilical cord blood stem cells; and
administering a therapeutically effective amount of the umbilical cord blood stem cells and a blood brain barrier permeabilizer to the patient after the acute and subacute phases of the stroke insult wherein the blood brain permeabilizer is selected from the group consisting of mannitol and lobradimil wherein the therapeutically effective amount of the umbilical cord blood stem cells is administered at one month post-stroke;
wherein administration of the therapeutically effective amount of the umbilical cord blood stem cells and the blood brain permeabilizer facilitates migration of the umbilical cord blood stem cells from periphery to stroke site and increases neurogenesis in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,766,986

ACID RESISTANT POLYETHYLENE CONTAINERS

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A method for improving the discoloration resistance of a rotational molded polyethylene container that is contacted with concentrated sulfuric acid, said method comprising the steps of1) providing a stabilized ethylene copolymer composition, wherein said stabilized ethylene copolymer composition contains an additive package comprising
A.1) a hindered phenolic primary antioxidant;
A.2) a hydroxylamine primary antioxidant;
B) a phosphite secondary antioxidant;
C) a hindered amine light stabilizer; and
2) subjecting said stabilized ethylene copolymer composition to rotational molding conditions to produce a rotational molded polyethylene container; and
3) contacting said rotational molded polyethylene container with concentrated sulfuric acid to produce an acid contacted container;
wherein said acid contacted container has improved color in comparison to a control acid contacted container that is prepared using an additive package that does not contain any of said hydroxylamine primary antioxidant.
US Pat. No. 10,765,707

HONEY-BASED GEL COMPOSITION

Derma Sciences, Inc., Pr...

1. A composition for treating a patient wherein the composition consists of:a. 80 wt % honey;
b. 5 wt % caprylyl capryl glucoside; and
c. 15 wt % of myristyl myristate;
wherein the composition has been subjected to a sterilization effective dosage of radiation and is storage stable for a time period of at least 24 hours at 40° C.
US Pat. No. 10,765,708

FORMULATION AND TREATMENT FOR ACNE

JAO Beheer BV, Heel (NL)...

1. A method of treating Propionibacterium acnes infected comedones, the method comprising: administering a composition comprising:from 40 to 65% by weight of Lactobacillus rye ferment;
from 1.2 to 5% by weight of dimethyl isosorbide;
from 0.1 to 0.4% by weight of phosphatidylcholine; and
from 0.2 to 1.5% by weight of polysorbate 80.
US Pat. No. 10,767,244

TITANIUM ALLOY

Dietmar Wolter, Hoisdorf...

1. A biocompatible implant made of a titanium alloy, which comprises, with exclusion of aluminum (Al), vanadium (V), cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), and tin (Sn) as alloying elements, besides unavoidable trace amounts of impurities which are present in the alloying constituents or have been taken up during production, at least the following alloying constituents in wt %:a) 0.2 to 1.5% oxygen (O),
b) 0.1 to 1.5% iron (Fe),
c) 0.01 to 2% carbon (C),
d) less than 0.5% silicon (Si),
e) at least one of gold (Au), niobium (Nb), molybdenum (Mo), and zirconium (Zr), in the following amounts:
less than 1% to 0.1% gold (Au),
less than 1% to 0.1% niobium (Nb),
less than 1% to 0.1% molybdenum (Mo), and
less than 1% to 0.1% zirconium (Zr), and
f) a balance of titanium (Ti).
US Pat. No. 10,765,709

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF OXALATE-RELATED DISORDERS

OXTHERA INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. An enteric-coated capsule for oral administration of Oxalobacter formigenes to a subject in need thereof, comprising a pharmaceutical composition comprising:(i) 10% to 25% by dry weight of Oxalobacter formigenes;
(ii) 50% to 65% by dry weight of sucrose;
(iii) about 10% to 30% by dry weight of one or more cryopreserving agents and/or excipients;
wherein said enteric-coated capsule delivers Oxalobacter formigenes to the small intestine and/or to the ileum, and
wherein the in vitro oxalate-degrading activity of the Oxalobacter formigenes present in said enteric-coated capsule is no less than (NLT) 100 mmol/capsule/19 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,767,245

NICKEL MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NICKEL MATERIAL

Nippon Steel Corporation,...

1. A nickel material comprising a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %,C: 0.001 to 0.20%,
Si: 0.15% or less,
Mn: 0.50% or less,
P: 0.030% or less,
S: 0.010% or less,
Cu: 0.10% or less,
Mg: 0.15% or less,
Ti: 0.005 to 1.0%,
Nb: 0.040 to 1.0%,
Fe: 0.40% or less,
sol. Al: 0.01 to 0.10%, and
N: 0.0010 to 0.080%,
with the balance being Ni and impurities, and satisfying Formula (1) and Formula (2):
0.030?(45/48)Ti+(5/93)Nb?(1/14)N<0.25  (1)
0.030<(3/48)Ti+(88/93)Nb?(1/12)C  (2)
where a content (mass %) of a corresponding element is substituted for each element symbol in Formula (1) and Formula (2).
US Pat. No. 10,765,710

COMBINATION OF ONCOLYTIC VIRUS WITH IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MODULATORS

Institut Gustave-Roussy, ...

1. A method for treating a cancer, comprising administering:i) an oncolytic vaccinia virus, wherein said oncolytic vaccinia virus is defective for thymidine kinase (TK) resulting from inactivating mutations in the J2R viral gene and is defective for Ribonucleotide reductase (RR) activity resulting from inactivating mutations in the viral I4L and/or F4L gene(s) and
ii) one or more immune checkpoint modulator(s) consisting of an antibody, wherein the antibody specifically binds to PD-1 and is selected from Nivolumab and Pembrolizumab,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of: bone cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, cancer of the esophagus, oro-pharyngeal cancer, lung cancer, cancer of the head or neck, skin cancer, melanoma, uterine cancer, cervix cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, rectal cancer, cancer of the anal region, prostate cancer, lymphoma, cancer of the endocrine system, cancer of the thyroid gland, sarcoma of soft tissue, chronic or acute leukemias, cancer of the bladder, renal cancer, neoplasm of the central nervous system (CNS), and glioma,
wherein said oncolytic vaccinia virus and said one or more immune checkpoint modulator(s) are administered sequentially and
wherein said oncolytic vaccinia virus is administered first and said immune checkpoint modulator(s) is administered second.
US Pat. No. 10,765,711

REPLICATION COMPETENT ATTENUATED VACCINIA VIRUSES WITH DELETION OF THYMIDINE KINASE WITH AND WITHOUT THE EXPRESSION OF HUMAN FLT3L OR GM-CSF FOR CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

Memorial Sloan Kettering ...

1. A method for eliciting an immune response in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising delivering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a recombinant vaccinia virus selected from the group consisting of: (i) E3L?83N-TK?-hFlt3L; (ii) E3L?83N-TK?; (iii) E3L?83N-TK?-GM-CSF; and (iv) combinations thereof, wherein the virus is in replicative or inactivated form.
US Pat. No. 10,765,967

PROCESS FOR PURIFYING NADPH

BONTAC BIO-ENGINEERING (S...

1. A process for purifying NADPH, comprising the following steps:A. pretreatment: filtering a crude NADPH product prepared by biocatalysis through a microfiltration membrane to obtain a microfiltered crude NADPH product, wherein the microfiltration membrane is a hollow fiber membrane having a pore size of 0.1-0.5 ?m;
B. loading onto an ion column: loading the microfiltered crude NADPH product obtained in Step A onto an anion exchange resin column;
C. elution of cations: after loading, washing the ion column with purified water until no cations are contained in the eluate;
D. pre-elution of impurities: washing the ion column with a 0.07-0.5 mol/L sodium chloride solution until no substances having UV absorption at 260 nm are contained in the eluate;
E. elution of product: washing the ion column with an aqueous solution containing 0.5 mol/L sodium chloride and 7% (V/V) ethanol, and collecting an eluate having UV absorption at 340 nm; and
F. concentrating and drying the eluate obtained in Step E to obtain a purified NADPH product.
US Pat. No. 10,768,528

PATTERNED FILM ARTICLE COMPRISING CLEAVABLE CROSSLINKER AND METHODS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making a patterned film article comprising the steps of:a) providing a substrate having a coating of a photoacid generator in a preselected pattern, contacting the patterned photoacid generator with a layer of acrylic copolymer, the acrylic copolymer having crosslinks with at least one group having the formula —O—C(R2)(R3)—O—, wherein R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, or aryl
b) irradiating the coated substrate to photolyze the photoacid generator releasing incipient acid,
whereby the incipient acid catalyzes the cleavage of the crosslinks of the copolymer; and
wherein the copolymer comprises polymerized units derived from one or more non-cyclic alkyl (meth)acrylate monomer(s) having 4 to 20 carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 10,765,712

USE OF A COMPOSITION FOR LOWERING CHOLESTEROL LEVEL IN A MAMMAL, A METHOD FOR ITS PREPARATION AND A PRODUCT AND A FOOD ADDITIVE COMPRISING SAID COMPOSITION

Oy Granula Ab Ltd., Kotk...

1. An alcohol-wood extract for lowering cholesterol level of blood serum in a mammal, said extract comprising an extraction solution and a lignan mixture at a range of 1-50 wt-%, the lignan mixture comprising:70-80 wt-% 7-hydroxymatairesinol, 3-8 wt-% conidendrin, 1-4 wt-% lariciresinol, 2-5 wt-% liovil, 3-7 wt-% secoisolarisinol, and 0-3 wt-% other lignans.
US Pat. No. 10,767,248

PLASTIC DEFORMATION MAGNESIUM ALLOY HAVING EXCELLENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY AND FLAME RETARDANCY, AND PREPARATION METHOD

In-Young Lee, Gwangmyeon...

1. A plastic deformation magnesium alloy having thermal conductivity, flame retardancy, and facilitating plastic working, the magnesium alloy consisting of:0.5 to 5 wt % of zinc;
0.3 to 2.0 wt % of at least one of yttrium, lanthanum and mischmetal as oxide-film-forming elements;
less than 1.0 wt % of at least one selected from among calcium, silicon, and tin, wherein a total amount of alloy elements is 2.5 to 6 wt %; and the balance magnesium.
US Pat. No. 10,765,713

CANNABIS COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

3277991 NOVA SCOTIA LIMIT...

1. A tablet or capsule consisting essentially of an extract of flower bud tissue of sinsemilla cannabis, maltodextrin, hemp oil, and microcrystalline cellulose.
US Pat. No. 10,765,714

COLLAGEN COMPONENT

Goo Whan Kim, Daejeon (K...

1. A collagen component comprising:a dried extract comprising:
Gyepogyo comprising a fermented mixture of pasteurized chicken feet and dandelion extract, wherein claws and scales are removed from the pasteurized chicken feet; and
at least one of Angelica gigas and Pueraria root.
US Pat. No. 10,766,994

REDUCTION OF ALDEHYDES IN AMINE CATALYSTS

Huntsman Petrochemical LL...

1. A method for reducing the aldehyde content in an amine catalyst comprising (i) mixing an amine catalyst containing one or more aldehyde impurities and a treating agent selected from a polyether amine adducted with a urea compound or a guanidine compound to form a catalyst mixture and (ii) subjecting the catalyst mixture to conditions such that the level of aldehyde impurities in the catalyst mixture are reduced, wherein the polyether amine adducted with a urea compound or a guanidine compound is represented by the general formula (III):R4—NH-A-NH2  (III)where R4 is a linear or branched alkoxylated polyether polyamine, andA is C?O or C?NH.
US Pat. No. 10,767,250

THICK STEEL PLATE FOR STRUCTURAL PIPES OR TUBES, METHOD OF PRODUCING THICK STEEL PLATE FOR STRUCTURAL PIPES OR TUBES, AND STRUCTURAL PIPES AND TUBES

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

1. A steel plate for structural pipes or tubes, comprising:a chemical composition that contains, in mass %,
C: 0.030% to 0.100%,
Si: 0.01% to 0.50%,
Mn: 1.50% to 2.50%,
Al: 0.080% or less,
Mo: 0.05% to 0.50%,
Ti: 0.005% to 0.025%,
Nb: 0.005% to 0.080%,
N: 0.001% to 0.010%,
O: 0.005% or less,
P: 0.010% or less,
S: 0.0010% or less, and
a balance consisting of Fe and inevitable impurities, with the chemical composition having a carbon equivalent Ceq as defined by the following Expression (1) of 0.42 or more:
Ceq=C+Mn/6+(Cu+Ni)/15+(Cr+Mo+V)/5  (1),where each element symbol indicates content in mass % of the element in the steel plate and has a value of 0 if the element is not contained in the steel plate; anda microstructure that is mainly composed of bainite, an area fraction of the bainite being 90% or more,whereinthe steel plate has a plate thickness of 38 mm or more, and
the steel plate satisfies a set of conditions including:
a tensile strength being 705 MPa or more and 825 MPa or less;
a Charpy absorption energy vE?20° C. at 20° C. at its mid-thickness part being 100 J or more;
a variation in Vickers hardness in a plate thickness direction ?HV10,t being 50 or less; and
a variation in Vickers hardness in a plate widthwise direction ?HV10,c being 50 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,771,860

TARGETED TELEVISION ADVERTISING BASED ON PROFILES LINKED TO MULTIPLE ONLINE DEVICES

INTENT IQ, LLC, Long Isl...

1. A method of targeting advertisements to a user of a set-top box (STB) based on profile information associated with a mobile online device comprising:using a programmed computer system, automatically:
a) associating a primary online device (OD1) with the STB by using information received during a first online contact between the OD1 and the computer system to estimate that the OD1 is geographically near the STB, defined by a distance criterion defining a maximum distance from a location of the STB determined from information about the location of the STB received from a third party provider of television service to the user via the STB;
b) using information received during a second online contact between a secondary, mobile online device (OD2) and the computer system, estimating that the OD2 is geographically near the STB, by determining that the OD2 used, during the second online contact, a local area network (LAN) that is the same LAN used by the OD1 during the first online contact;
c) using profile information associated with the OD2 to select or direct the selection of a television advertisement targeted to a user of the OD2;
d) predicting a time period when the OD2 will likely be near the STB by using a log storing a plurality of times at which the computer system has estimated that the OD2 is geographically near the STB according to part (b); and
e) presenting or causing presentation via the STB of the selected, targeted television advertisement at or about the predicted time, regardless of whether the OD2 is in online contact with the computer system at the predicted time.
US Pat. No. 10,765,716

OBESITY TREATMENT

1. A method for treating onset of obesity in mammals comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of dried alcoholic extract of Cordia latifolia orally at a dose of 300 mg/kg of body weight to mammals in need for the treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,766,996

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYTHIOL COMPOUND, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CURABLE COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CURED PRODUCT

HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a polythiol compound, comprising reacting 2-mercaptoethanol with an epihalohydrin, whereinthe reaction is carried out in the presence of a halide selected from the group consisting of a 2,3-dihalogeno-1-propanol and an allyl halide, and
an amount of the halide in the reaction is 0.60% by mass or more and 10.00% by mass or less with respect to the total amount of the halide and the epihalohydrin.
US Pat. No. 10,766,229

ADHESIVE, LAMINATE, PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR BATTERY CASING, BATTERY CASE, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING BATTERY CASE

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. An adhesive for laminating a metal foil and a resin film, comprising:(A) 1% to 20% by mass of polyurethane which has at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group, an acryloyl group, and a carboxy group;
(B) 30% to 90% by mass of a monomer which does not has an active hydrogen group and has two or more ethylenically unsaturated bonds;
(C) 1% to 55% by mass of an aliphatic monomer which has one ethylenically unsaturated bond;
(D) 1% to 15% by mass of a polyisocyanate compound; and
(E) 0.5% to 5% by mass of a photoinitiator,
wherein the (B) has at least one cyclic structure selected from the group consisting of an alicyclic structure, an aromatic ring structure, and a heterocyclic structure, and
the (C) has at least one group selected from the group consisting of an open chain hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms and an alicyclic group having 5 to 10 carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 10,766,997

POLYETHER POLYOL COMPOSITIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A polyether polyol composition comprising:a first polyether polyol having an average nominal hydroxyl functionality from 2 to 4 and a number average equivalent weight from 120 to 1500, wherein the first polyether polyol includes a polymer chain having from 0 weight percent to 15 weight percent of constitutional units derived from ethylene oxide and 85 weight percent to 100 weight percent of constitutional units derived from propylene oxide;
a second polyether polyol having a having an average nominal hydroxyl functionality of 4.7 and a number average equivalent weight from 120 to 800, wherein the second polyether polyol includes a polypropylene oxide polymer chain and the second polyether polyol is formed with only one alkylene oxide, wherein the one alkylene oxide is propylene oxide; and
a third polyether polyol having an average nominal hydroxyl functionality from 2 to 4 a number average equivalent weight from 200 to 500, wherein the third polyether polyol includes a polymer chain having from 30 weight percent to 85 weight percent of constitutional units derived from ethylene oxide and 15 weight percent to 70 weight percent of constitutional units derived from propylene oxide;
wherein the polyether polyol composition is from 20 weight percent to 50 weight percent of constitutional units derived from ethylene oxide, the polyether polyol composition has a total average nominal hydroxyl functionality from 3.05 to 4.1, and the polyether polyol composition has a total number average equivalent weight from 250 to 400, and wherein the first polyether polyol is from 15 parts to 55 parts; the second polyether polyol is from 7 parts to 35 parts per 100 parts; and the third polyether polyol is from 35 parts to 65 parts based upon a total of 100 parts polyol.
US Pat. No. 10,765,718

FORMULATIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND METHODS OF USE

GOLO LLC, Newark, DE (US...

1. A weight loss composition comprising banaba leaf extract in an amount of about 56 mg, apple fruit extract in an amount of about 45 mg, Rhodiola root extract in an amount of about 340 mg, magnesium chelate in an amount of about 45 mg, zinc chelate in an amount of about 30 mg, berberine hydrochloride in an amount of about 105 mg, inositol in an amount of about 210 mg, Salacia extract in an amount of about 45 mg, gardenia fruit extract in an amount of about 90 mg, and chromium chelate in an amount of about 210 mcg.
US Pat. No. 10,766,998

FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Covestro LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A process of preparing a flexible polyurethane foam comprising:(A) reacting:
(1) toluene diisocyanate;
with
(2) an isocyanate-reactive component comprising:
(a) from 70 to 95% by weight, based on 100% by weight of component (a) and component (b), of an in-situ formed polyol blend having a hydroxyl number of from about 56 mg KOH/g polyol to about 250 mg KOH/g polyol, an average functionality greater than 2 and comprising:
(i) from 25 to 75% by weight, based on 100% by weight of (i) and (ii), of a polyether monol having a hydroxyl number of less than 56 mg KOH/g polyol, and containing less than 20% by weight of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on 100% by weight of (a)(i),
and
(ii) from 25 to 75% by weight, based on 100% by weight of (i) and (ii), of a polyether polyol having a hydroxyl number of about 47 mg KOH/g polyol to about 300 mg KOH/g polyol, an average functionality of greater than 2 to about 6, and containing from about 5 to about 45% by weight of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on 100% by weight of (a)(ii);
and
(b) from 5 to 30% by weight, based on 100% by weight of component (a) and component (b), of a filled polyol;
with the proviso that the isocyanate-reactive component is free of polyether polyols which have a functionality of at least about 2 to about 8 or less, a hydroxyl number of at last about 20 to about 240 or less, and which contain at least 50% of copolymerized oxyethylene, based on 100% by weight of said polyether polyols;
in the presence of
(3) a blowing agent;
(4) a catalyst;
and
(5) a surfactant;
wherein the resultant foam has a 90% compression set of less than or equal to 10% as measured by ASTM D3574-11 at an isocyanate index of at least 100.
US Pat. No. 10,769,559

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AUTOMATED SOFTWARE WORKFLOW FOR BIOLOGICAL TESTING

Applied Biosystems, LLC, ...

1. A computer program product comprising instructions encoded on a non-transitory machine readable medium, the instructions being executable on one or more processors to implement processing comprising:setup manager processing to ascertain the nature of an experimental workflow including storing associated parameter settings and target information, and automatically generating plate setup information; wherein:
the associated parameter settings include thermocycling parameters for a particular experiment to be performed using a PCR instrument,
the target information is associated with a specific chemistry kit for a particular target molecule associated with the particular experiment,
automatically generating the plate setup information includes calculating an optimal volume for each component and determining an optimal layout of wet chemistry components within a test fixture of the PCR instrument based on a set of rules that specify, for the particular PCR experiment: a number and distribution of samples and positive and negative controls in a plate configuration;
pipette manager processing to provide user instructions on how to physically deploy wet chemistry components within the test fixture of the PCR instrument; and
run manager processing to control the PCR instrument in performing an experimental workflow, including automatically sending a control instruction and associated parameter settings including the plate setup information to the PCR instrument to perform the particular experiment, based on the determined associated parameter settings, upon the wet chemistry components within the test fixture wherein the test fixture is installed within the PCR instrument.