US Pat. No. 10,334,905

HEEL-SUSPENDING PROTECTIVE BOOT

Walgreen Health Solutions...

1. A protective boot for use by a person lying in a supine position and supporting a lower leg, heel, and foot thereof, the boot comprising:a body formed of a flexible and compressible foam material, the body having a proximal leg portion, a distal forefoot portion contiguous with and projecting from the leg portion in a transverse direction thereto, a continuous cavity defined by and within the leg and forefoot portions and being complementary in size and shape to support the lower leg of the person while supporting the foot of the person in an upright position, an anterior opening defined in the leg and forefoot portions to permit the foot and lower leg to pass therethrough into the cavity within the leg and forefoot portions, oppositely-disposed lateral regions defined by the leg portion and separated by the anterior opening, oppositely-disposed lateral regions defined by the forefoot portion and separated by the anterior opening, an interior surface defined by the leg and forefoot portions within the cavity, an exterior surface defined by the leg and forefoot portions, and a continuous rim separating the interior and exterior surfaces;
a cushion within the cavity within the lower leg portion for supporting the lower leg of the person and suspending the heel of the person within the cavity;
a first low-friction material defining the exterior surface at the leg and forefoot portions;
a trim being a second low friction fabric at the continuous rim separating the interior and exterior surfaces, the second low-friction fabric trim being a different material than the first low-friction material defining the exterior surface of the body and being sewn onto the body so as to form the continuous rim in its entirety by compressing and narrowing the foam material of the body along the entire perimeter of the anterior opening;
first means for adjustably closing the anterior opening in the leg portion with the lateral regions of the leg portion; and
second means for adjustably closing a portion of the anterior opening in the forefoot portion with the lateral regions of the forefoot portion by drawing the lateral regions of the forefoot portion inward and toward the medial and lateral sides of the foot of the person within the forefoot portion without applying pressure to the dorsum of the foot.

US Pat. No. 10,334,904

SPORTS HELMET WITH ROTATIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION

BAUER HOCKEY, LLC, Blain...

1. A hockey or lacrosse helmet for protecting the head of a player, the hockey or lacrosse helmet comprising:(a) a rigid outer shell defining an external surface of the helmet, the rigid outer shell comprising a plurality of shell members movable relative to one another to adjust the fit of the helmet on the player's head;
(b) an inner padding configured to conform to the head of the player, the inner padding being configured to decrease a radial acceleration of the head of the player as a result of a radial impact acting against the outer shell, said inner padding comprising a plurality of inner pad members, the inner pad members being associated with respective ones of the shell members so that when the shell members move relative to one another a corresponding movement is imparted to the associated inner pad members;
(c) a rotational impact cushioning arrangement comprising at least one thin and flexible piece of damping material configured to reduce a rotational acceleration of the head of the player as a result of a rotational impact acting against the outer shell, the thin and flexible piece of damping material having a main surface and a thickness, the main surface having an extent that is greater than the thickness, the thin and flexible piece of damping material residing at a location which is adjacent the head of the player when the helmet is worn and the main surface being oriented towards the head of the player when the helmet is worn, the location of the thin and flexible piece of damping material being such that displacement of the shell members relative to one another produces a movement of the thin and flexible piece of damping material relative to at least one of the inner pad members, wherein the thin and flexible piece of damping material is configured such that a rotational impact on the outer shell induces a lateral distortion of the thin and flexible piece of damping material in a direction along the main surface thereof; and
(d) an adjustment mechanism operable by the player and configured to allow the shell members to move relative to one another to perform an adjustment of the fit of the helmet on the player's head.

US Pat. No. 10,334,903

RETRACTABLE DISPLAYS FOR HELMETS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A helmet comprising:an outer shell;
a heads-up information system comprising a display, the heads-up information system movable from a storage position within the outer shell to a use position in which the display of the heads-up information system is visible by the user, when the helmet is worn by the user; and
an attachment assembly coupled to the outer shell and the heads-up information system and operable to move the heads-up information system between the storage position and the use position;
wherein, the axis of movement from the use position to the storage position is something other than an axis normal to the plane of the user's vision.

US Pat. No. 10,334,902

ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Revision Military S.a.r.L...

1. An attachment system for mounting an accessory to a wearable article, the attachment system comprising:an attachment plate securable to an attachment base on a wearable article;
a first engaging element on the attachment plate, the first engaging element constructed and arranged to engage a second engaging element on the attachment base;
a flexible member extending in a direction from a first side of the attachment plate toward a second side of the attachment plate opposite the first side; and
a third engaging element coupled to the flexible member, the third engaging element constructed and arranged to engage a fourth engaging element on the attachment base;
first and second grips positioned on opposite sides of the flexible member, the flexible member and the first and second grips configured such that movement of the grips toward one another deforms the flexible member, wherein:
when the first engaging element is engaged with the second engaging element on the attachment base, the third engaging element is movable between an unlocked position in which the third engaging element is not engaged with the fourth engaging element on the attachment base, and a locked position in which the third engaging element is engaged with the fourth engaging element to secure the attachment body to the attachment base, and
the third engaging element is movable between the locked and unlocked positions via deformation of the flexible member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,901

EMERGENCY HAIR WEAVE KIT

Anita Lucille Brooks, Oa...

1. A hair weaving kit comprising:a hair cap having a top side and a bottom side;
a plurality of pieces of precut lengths of hair with at least one first snap attached to an end of each of the plurality of pieces of precut lengths of hair; and
a plurality of mating second snaps for mating with the first snaps;
wherein there are no snaps attached to the hair cap; and
wherein the mating second snaps and the first snaps are configured to attach the plurality of pieces of precut lengths of hair to the hair cap by placing the plurality of pieces of precut lengths of hair on the top side of the hair cap, placing the mating second snaps on the bottom side of the hair cap, and locking the mating second snaps to the first snaps with the hair cap sandwiched in between such that the plurality of pieces of precut lengths of hair are attached to the hair cap.

US Pat. No. 10,334,900

MAGNETIC CLOSURES

The North Face Apparel Co...

10. A releasable closure for connecting a first part to a second part along a predetermined length thereof, comprising:a. a first element coupled to the first part and encapsulating a smart fluid and extending along the predetermined length;
b. a compatible element coupled to the second part and extending along the predetermined length;
c. a switch for selectively inducing an electromagnetic field in the smart fluid thereby changing the state of the fluid and causing the first element to couple to the compatible element uniformly along the predetermined length; andwherein the smart fluid is any fluid whose magnetism changes in the presence of a magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,334,899

WEARABLE ADAPTIVE ELECTROACTIVE POLYMER FABRIC

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An adaptive fabric apparatus comprising:an adaptive garment capable of changing a size of fabric micro holes to modify a textile density, the adaptive garment including wearable electroactive fibers that contract to increase the size of fabric micro holes in response to an applied voltage; and
an adaptive fiber interface to adjust the textile density of the adaptive garment in response to an event-based trigger by modifying a voltage level applied to at least a portion of the wearable electroactive fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,334,898

RADIO FREQUENCY SHIELDED CLOTHING

19. Clothing for shielding a person from radio frequency energy relating to an electronic device comprising:a garment adapted to be worn by the person;
said garment including at least one pocket having an inner panel and an outer panel, said pocket sized to hold the electronic device; and
said inner panel of the pocket including a shield material, the shield material shielding a person from radio frequency energy relating to an electronic device, the shield material including a shield edge, where the shield material is folded partially around the pocket to move the shield edge away from the person.

US Pat. No. 10,334,897

QUICK-DRYING, TACKY POLYMER FILM COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Maryland, C...

1. A solution comprising:About 0.5% to about 1.5% by weight of a chitosan, in which about 2% to about 15% of available functional groups of the chitosan are covalently attached to hydrophobic moieties, about 8% to about 13% by weight of glycerol; about 1.5% by weight of acetic or lactic acid, about 60% to about 70% by weight of an alcohol, and about 18% to about 22% by weight of water.

US Pat. No. 10,334,896

CONVERTIBLE GARMENT

Peak Theory, Inc., Palo ...

1. A convertible garment comprising:a main body portion and a hood portion attached to the main body portion, the hood portion including inner and outer opposing surfaces and an interior volume formed therebetween, each of the inner and outer surfaces having opposing garment and ornamental plush toy sides, wherein the interior volume is accessible via an opening disposed on the inner surface of the hood portion; and
wherein the main body portion and hood portion are convertible between a garment configuration and a plush toy configuration, the ornamental plush toy sides of the inner and outer surfaces configured to face towards each other and form interior walls of the interior volume in the garment configuration, and the ornamental plush toy sides being invertible out of the opening such that they face away from each other in the plush toy configuration with the interior volume inverted therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,334,895

MEDICAL GOWN WITH EASY TIE STRAP

1. A medical gown to be worn by a person comprising:a front portion,
opposite first and second side portions,
a back portion having opposite left and right edges defining a vertical opening therebetween;
the side portions residing between the front and back portions;
each portion having top and bottom edges;
the front and back portions being joined to define a neck opening and opposite shoulder portions;
a first strap having a first end fixed to the back portion adjacent one of the left and right edges and a free second end;
a releasable fastener to temporarily hold a segment of the first strap to one of the shoulder portions, with the free second end hanging downwardly along the front portion; and
a second strap having a first end fixed to one of the side portions or to the front portion;
whereby the free second end of the first straps is held by the person and pulled to release the first strap from the one shoulder portion and pulled to close the opening in the back portion without reaching behind the person's back.

US Pat. No. 10,334,894

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR GARMENTS

SI TECH AB, Brastad (SE)...

1. A sealing arrangement for garments to sealingly connect an annular layer and a wearable layer to said sealing arrangement, said sealing arrangement comprises a sealing device and a reinforcement clip,said sealing device comprising an annular sealing body and an annular base, said annular base comprising:
an inner annular wall portion,
an outer annular wall portion extending circumferentially around said inner annular wall portion,
a recess at least partly defined by said inner and outer annular wall portions, and
an annular sealing surface for circumferentially and sealingly connecting said annular layer to said annular base;
said annular sealing body being adapted to be locked into said recess to circumferentially and sealingly connect said wearable layer between said annular base and said annular sealing body;
said reinforcement clip comprising a sealing device locking portion arranged at a first end portion of said reinforcement clip, a counter acting portion arranged at a second end portion of said reinforcement clip, and a connecting portion connecting said sealing device locking portion and said counter acting portion;
wherein said sealing device locking portion is arranged to be locked to at least one of said inner annular wall portion and said outer annular wall portion of said sealing device and said counter acting portion is configured to, in use, counter act a relative movement of the outer and inner annular wall portions whereby the risk of said annular sealing body to be released from said recess is reduced,
wherein said counter acting portion comprises a base sub portion connected to said connecting portion, and a main protruding portion extending from said base sub portion at least partly in the same direction as said connecting portion, thereby forming a main reinforcement clip recess defined by at least a part of said connecting portion, at least a part of said base sub portion and at least a part of said main protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,334,893

ATHLETIC BAND WITH REMOVABLE MODULE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A device configured to be worn by a user comprising:a housing configured to be worn along an appendage of a user, the housing including:
a sensor, such that upon proper placement of the housing on the appendage of the user, the sensor is aligned at a first orientation that is directly on or over the appendage of the user;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium that comprises computer-executable instructions, that when executed by the processor perform at least:
receiving first sensor data from the sensor at a first time period in which the sensor is located at a first location of a plurality of locations
calculating, using the first sensor data, a first value of a physiological parameter for the user;
instructing the user to perform a specific activity configured to trigger a known tension within a specific muscle within the appendage at the first location;
receiving second sensor data from the sensor during the specific activity;
calculate, using the second sensor data, a second value of the physiological parameter for the user; and
comparing the first value for the physiological parameter to the second value for the physiological parameter,
wherein if the first value for the physiological parameter is within a threshold range of the second value for the physiological parameter, communicate a notification to the user that a calibration is complete and the device is positioned correctly on the appendage of the user, and
wherein if the first value for the physiological parameter is outside of a threshold range of the second value for the physiological parameter, instruct the user to reposition the device on the appendage to a second location within the plurality of locations.

US Pat. No. 10,334,892

CHEST WALL ADAPTER DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Hubbard Innovations, Inc....

1. A chest wall adapter apparatus for supporting a user's breasts, the apparatus having left and right sections and comprises:a horizontally extending and upwardly angled shelf configured to extend along and follow a contour along at least an underside of the breasts of the user;
a vertically extending adapter wall, having an inner face and an outer face, a top of the vertically extending adapter wall is integrally formed with the shelf and defines a curved edge corresponding to an inframammary fold of the breasts of the user, the inner face is configured to lie against the user's chest wall beneath the breasts of the user, and
an inwardly extending convex portion located midway of the left and right sections which is configured to lie against the chest wall of the user between the breasts.

US Pat. No. 10,334,891

BRASSIERE WITH A CONCEALING ELEMENT

1. A brassiere comprising:cups, each cup having at least one frame,
straps, each strap connecting to a cup at an apex,
a bottom band, and
elements configured to cover a wearer's breast tip region, wherein the elements are respectively arranged on a cup's inner side that faces a wearer's body, and the elements only partly cover the cups' inner side facing the wearer's body, and the elements are connected to the brassiere in at least three positions, at least one of the positions being the apex, and the remaining positions including one or more frames of the cup, the strap, or the bottom band.

US Pat. No. 10,334,890

BRA AND/OR BRA PAD FOR PROVIDING THE APPEARANCE OF SYMMETRY TO ASYMMETRICAL BREASTS

1. A breast apparatus comprising:a first breast cup comprising (i) a first inner surface having a concave shape and (ii) a first outer surface having a convex shape, wherein said first inner surface and said first outer surface are both molded by compressing a single solid piece of flexible material; and
a second breast cup comprising (i) a second inner surface having said concave shape and (ii) a second outer surface having said convex shape, wherein (a) said second inner surface and said second outer surface are both molded by compressing a single solid piece of flexible material, (b) said concave shape is selected from a number of standard breast cup sizes, (c) said convex shape is selected from a number of available breast cup sizes, (d) first breast cup and said second breast cup are each removably inserted into an interior of a breast covering garment, (e) said first breast cup and said second breast cup each include an adherent, (f) said adherent of said first breast cup is configured to removably attach said first breast cup to said interior of said breast covering garment via a first slot and (g) said adherent of said second breast cup is configured to removably attach and said second breast cup to said interior of said breast covering garment via a second slot.

US Pat. No. 10,334,889

ATHLETIC WEAR NURSING BRA

Just Bloomed, LLC, Media...

1. A nursing top for woman comprising:an inner layer and an outer layer,
the outer layer comprising shoulder straps,
the inner layer comprising a built in bra,
bra straps that connect the bra to the outer layer of the top, wherein an attachment mechanism is configured to hold and release the bra straps, wherein the bra straps are separate from the shoulder straps, wherein another mechanism is configured to adjust and release the shoulder straps,
an inner lining on the bra, the inner lining configured to be non-chafing and absorbent, and
a supporting elastic band encircling a bottom edge of the bra.

US Pat. No. 10,334,888

ELECTRONIC VAPORIZING DEVICE FOR VAPORIZING WATER-BASED COMPOSITIONS

LunaTech, LLC, Encino, C...

1. A personal vaporizer comprising:a device processor operable for controlling the personal vaporizer, wherein the device processor is operable to generate an activation command to initiate a vaporization process;
at least one container configured to store a water-based vaporizable liquid composition;
an ultrasonic vaporizing component operatively coupled to the device processor and controlled in part by the device processor, wherein the ultrasonic vaporizing component is in fluid communication with the at least one container for receiving at least a portion of the selected amount of the vaporizable liquid composition from the at least one container, wherein the ultrasonic vaporizing component comprises an ultrasonic vibration element operable to produce ultrasonic vibrations to vaporize at least a portion of the vaporizable liquid composition received therein;
a vapor outlet coupled to the ultrasonic vaporizing component and configured to receive a vapor generated by the ultrasonic vaporizing component, the vapor outlet operable to expel the generated vapor from the ultrasonic vaporizing component;
an input/output device operatively coupled to the device processor; wherein the input/output device is configured to receive a plurality of data for transmission to the device processor, wherein the input/output device is configured to transmit a plurality of data generated by the device processor; and
a power source operatively coupled to the ultrasonic vaporizing component, wherein the at least one power source is operable to generate a supply of power for operation of the ultrasonic vaporizing component;
wherein the device processor is further operable to,
receive a plurality of device activation parameters for controlling activation of the vaporization process;
generate at least one device activation control signal in accordance with at least a portion of the plurality of device activation parameters; and
transmit the at least one device activation control signal to the ultrasonic vaporizing component to initiate the vaporization process in accordance the at least one device activation control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,334,887

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING G...

1. An atomizer comprising:a storage member; and
a cigarette holder;
wherein an inductive chamber and an airflow passage are separately defined in the storage member, an air suction port is defined on the cigarette holder, the cigarette holder is movably sleeved on an end of the storage member, the cigarette holder can alternate between a locked state and an unlocked state with respect to the storage member by moving the cigarette holder; when the cigarette holder is in the locked state, at least one of the inductive chamber and the airflow passage is closed by the cigarette holder; when the cigarette holder is in the unlocked state, the air suction port communicates with both of the inductive chamber and the airflow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,334,886

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE THEREOF

Changzhou Patent Electron...

1. An atomizer, comprising: a smoke channel, an atomizer head and a collecting container, wherein an end of the smoke channel is in fluid communication with the atomizer head, the collecting container is detachably provided in the smoke channel, and the collecting container comprises a collecting cavity and an air outlet in fluid communication with two ends of the smoke channel; the collecting cavity has a closed end near the atomizer head and an open end away from the atomizer head, and the open end of the collecting cavity is in fluid communication with a channel wall of the smoke channel located above the open end of the collecting cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,334,885

FEATURE SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC VAPOR PROVISION SYSTEMS

Nicoventures Holdings Lim...

15. A first vaping system, comprising:a first electronic vapor provision system;
a first memory comprising a group identification (ID) associated with a synchronization group;
a first mobile communication device arranged to detect a signal from a remote second vaping system comprising a second electronic vapor provision system, the signal comprising a token associated with the group ID at a trusted server indicating that the second vaping system is a member of the synchronization group; and
a processor arranged to modify a setting associated with an illuminated portion of the first electronic vapor provision system to a setting common to members of the synchronization group upon the first mobile communication device transmitting the received group ID and the received token to the trusted server and receiving from the trusted server an indication that the received token is validly associated with the group ID at the trusted server.

US Pat. No. 10,334,884

AEROSOL GUIDING DEVICE AND AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING SAID AEROSOL GUIDING DEVICE

JT International S.A., (...

1. An aerosol generating system, the system comprising:aerosol generating means;
aerosol delivery means; and
an aerosol guiding device,
wherein the aerosol guiding device comprises a chamber having an air inlet, an air outlet, an upstream portion that tapers inwardly from the air inlet, and a downstream portion that tapers inwardly from the air outlet, the aerosol delivery means being configured such that aerosol is introduced from the aerosol generating means into the chamber in use, and
wherein an airflow route is defined from the air inlet to the air outlet, and the relative dimensions of the air inlet and the air outlet are selected to provide pressure control means for controlling the pressure differential between the air inlet and the air outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,334,883

CARTRIDGE FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM AND AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A CARTRIDGE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge comprising:an elongate first compartment having a length L1 and a maximum transverse cross-sectional area A1, the first compartment having a first air inlet and a first air outlet and containing a nicotine source comprising a first carrier material loaded with from 1 milligram to 50 milligrams of nicotine; and
an elongate second compartment having a length L2 and a maximum transverse cross-sectional area A2, the second compartment having a second air inlet and a second air outlet and containing an acid source,
wherein the first compartment and the second compartment are arranged in parallel within the cartridge, and
wherein a ratio (L1)2:A1 is at least 12:1, and a ratio (L2)2:A2 is at least 12:1.

US Pat. No. 10,334,882

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

1. An electronic cigarette, comprising:a base part; and
a cartridge configured to be assembled to the base part;
wherein said base part includes a battery and at least one heating element connected to the battery;
wherein said cartridge includes:
a substance chamber configured for containing therein a substance to be smoked, said substance chamber comprising a substance outlet;
a vaporization chamber in communication with the substance outlet for receiving said substance therein; and
at least one heat transfer unit configured, at least when the cartridge is assembled to the base part, for being heated by the at least one heating element of the base part and for heating the substance being provided via said substance outlet for its vaporization in the vaporization chamber; and
wherein, when the cartridge is assembled to the base part, the at least one heating element is separated from the vaporization chamber by the heat transfer unit.

US Pat. No. 10,334,881

ELECTRONIC VAPORIZER

FUMA INTERNATIONAL, LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a power source,
wherein the power source includes a battery,
wherein the power source includes an electrically conductive portion; and
a cartridge having a housing that comprises an interior,
wherein the housing includes a first end and a second end that is opposite the first end, wherein the housing includes a first aperture on the first end and a second aperture on the second end,
wherein the housing includes an airflow passageway that extends centrally and axially with respect to the housing intermediate of the first aperture on the first end of the housing and the second aperture on the second end of the housing,
wherein the airflow passageway is configured to allow an airflow through the cartridge from the first aperture to the second aperture of the housing,
wherein the first end of the housing includes an electrically conductive portion that is adapted to mechanically and electrically couple to the electrically conductive portion of the power source,
wherein the housing includes a solution holding medium adapted to hold a solution in the interior of the housing,
wherein the housing includes a heating element located in the interior of the housing, wherein the heating element extends transversely across the airflow passageway, wherein the airflow through the passageway passes on both transverse sides of the element,
wherein the solution holding medium surrounds the airflow passageway and the heating element in the interior of the housing and intermediate of the first end and the second end,
wherein the heating element is electrically configured to vaporize at least a portion of the solution to be contained in the solution holding medium for oral provision to an individual in an airflow from the second aperture responsive to electrical power received from the battery through the electrically conductive portions of the cartridge and the power source.

US Pat. No. 10,334,880

AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE INCLUDING CONNECTOR COMPRISING EXTENSION AND RECEPTACLE

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. An aerosol delivery device, comprising:a control body including an electrical power source and a first connector portion; and
a cartridge comprising:
a reservoir configured to contain an aerosol precursor composition;
an atomizer comprising a heating element configured to heat the aerosol precursor composition received from the reservoir to produce an aerosol; and
a second connector portion,
the first connector portion and the second connector portion being configured to releasably engage each other,
the first connector portion comprising an extension electrically coupled to the electrical power source and the second connector portion comprising a receptacle configured to receive the extension, the receptacle comprising flexible heating terminals electrically coupled to the heating element of the atomizer and configured to form a mechanical connection with the extension by mechanically engaging a detent formed on the extension, the extension comprising a plurality of contact sections positioned along a longitudinal length thereof, the contact sections being electrically insulated from one another by at least one spacer and being configured to form an electrical connection with the receptacle, the receptacle being configured to receive electrical power from the extension.

US Pat. No. 10,334,879

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR METERING AND VAPORIZING A FLUID

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD, ...

1. A vaporization device, comprising:a fluid supply containing a vaporizable fluid;
a bubble pump having an inlet in flow communication with the fluid supply for receiving the vaporizable fluid therefrom, a fluid flow path, flow sequencing heaters located within the fluid flow path, and an outlet, wherein the bubble pump is operative to pump the vaporizable fluid from the fluid supply to the outlet of the bubble pump; and
a planar fluid vaporization heater made of a thin film resistor material, the vaporization heater being separate from the bubble pump located adjacent to the outlet of the bubble pump, wherein the fluid supply and the bubble pump are incorporated onto a printed circuit board, the fluid vaporization heater having a heated fluid contact surface to receive the vaporizable fluid from the outlet of the bubble pump and to heat and thereby vaporize the received fluid into the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,334,878

HANDHELD VAPORIZING DEVICE

NURYAN HOLDINGS LIMITED, ...

1. A handheld electronic vaporizing device, comprising:a body defining a first cavity;
a mouthpiece connected to said body, said mouthpiece defining a second cavity;
an electroconductive textile heating element;
a deformable reservoir;
a power element;
a power connect element;
a capacitive touch sensor element;
a light element;
a first opening and a first valve located on a wall of said body to provide for a flow of air directly into said first cavity, wherein said first valve is normally closed and is opened by said flow, wherein said flow includes only air as said flow passes into said first cavity, and wherein said first opening includes a first opening area and said flow upon passing through said first opening and said first valve directly into said first cavity has a first velocity;
a second opening and a second valve connecting said first cavity and said second cavity, wherein said second valve is normally closed and is opened by said flow, wherein said flow passes from said first cavity through said second opening and said second valve and into said second cavity, wherein said flow causes said first valve and said second valve to be open at the same time, and wherein said second opening includes a second opening area greater than said first opening area and said flow after passing through said second opening has a second velocity, said first velocity being greater than said second velocity; and
a third opening disposed through a wall of said mouthpiece, wherein said electroconductive textile heating element, said reservoir, said power element and said power connect element are disposed inside said first cavity, and wherein said first velocity of said flow contributes to mixing said flow with a vapor in a space adjacent to said electroconductive textile heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,334,877

ATOMIZING HEAD ASSEMBLY

Joyetech (Changzhou) Elec...

1. An atomizer head assembly, comprising:an outer tube;
an inner tube disposed inside the outer tube, having air channels for air to pass through;
a liquid storage chamber formed between an outer surface of the inner tube and an inner surface of the outer tube;
one or more through holes formed on a lateral side of the outer tube, communicating with the liquid storage chamber;
an atomizing chamber formed inside the inner tube;
one or more first openings formed on a lateral side of the inner tube, communicating with the liquid storage chamber;
a liquid guide element disposed inside the atomizing chamber; and
a holder disposed inside the inner tube, the holder including a plurality of through holes vertically pierced through a wall of the holder such that a plurality of wires of a heating element penetrating through the through holes connects the heating element with a conductive member and a connecting seat, respectively, the connecting seat being provided under the outer tube and supporting the outer tube, wherein the connecting seat has a seat neck protruding upwardly from a top surface of the connecting seat, wherein the seat neck comprises two arc-shaped portions spaced part from each other, and the seat neck is configured to have an outer diameter substantially same as an inner diameter of the inner tube such that the inner tube is press fit onto the seat neck to be fixed to the connecting seat;
wherein the holder comprises one or more second openings formed on a lateral side of the holder, and wherein the one or more second openings have shapes, sizes, and locations on the holder corresponding to shapes, sizes, and locations of the one or more first openings formed on the inner tube; and
wherein the liquid guide element is mounted in the one or more first openings of the inner tube and is also mounted in the one or more second openings of the holder such that ends of the liquid guide element are in fluid communication with the liquid storage chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,334,876

SYSTEM COMPRISING A SIMULATED CIGARETTE DEVICE AND A REFILL UNIT

KIND CONSUMER LIMITED, L...

1. A simulated smoking device comprising:a simulated cigarette; and
a refill device containing refill gas for the simulated cigarette and having a first recess for selectively retaining the simulated cigarette in a first position when the simulated cigarette is not in use and not being refilled, and a second recess for receiving the simulated cigarette in a second position different from the first position to refill the simulated cigarette with the refill gas, the refill device further comprising a dose counter to register, and display to a user, a number of times that the simulated cigarette is refilled.

US Pat. No. 10,334,874

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE FROM TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCT

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co...

1. A dissolving grade pulp derived from tobacco, the dissolving grade pulp characterized by a brightness of at least about 83%, an alpha-cellulose concentration of at least about 88% by weight, a beta and a gamma cellulose content, and a degree of polymerization of about 100 to about 750, wherein the dissolving grade pulp is characterized by a kappa number between about 20 and about 30.

US Pat. No. 10,334,873

BREAKABLE CAPSULES AND METHODS OF FORMING THEREOF

Altria Client Services LL...

7. A breakable capsule useful in a smoking article or a smokeless tobacco product, the breakable capsule comprising:an outer shell formed of a cross-linked agar matrix including at least one filler; and
an inner core surrounded by the outer shell which comprises a liquid or gel based composition of a flavorant and/or non-flavorant;wherein the cross-linked agar matrix is reinforced with carboxymethyl cellulose dispersed throughout the agar matrix so as to fill empty spaces in the agar matrix and inhibit the composition from passing through the empty spaces of the agar matrix, wherein the at least one filler includes locust bean gum and at least one additional filler wherein the ratio of agar to locust bean gum to carboxymethyl cellulose to the at least one additional filler in an aqueous shell forming solution used to form the outer shell is about 1-2 to about 0.05-0.5 to about 0.05-0.5 to about 3.2-7.

US Pat. No. 10,334,871

SYSTEM, DISPOSABLE CARTRIDGE, AND METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF A LIQUID PRODUCT

Apiqe Holdings, LLC, Tor...

1. System for the preparation of a liquid food product, which system comprises:a) a disposable cartridge filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient to be combined with a base liquid for the preparation of a liquid product, the disposable cartridge comprising:
a cartridge body with a bottom and a top, the body delimiting a reservoir that is filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient,
wherein the cartridge body has an aperture in communication with said reservoir, which aperture is hermetically sealed by a sealing film, said sealing film having a portion that covers said reservoir,
wherein cartridge body is provided with one or more dispensing passages arranged to dispense the liquid ingredient from the reservoir,
b) a dispensing apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a holder adapted to accommodate and retain the disposable cartridge at a dispensing location in the apparatus,
a pressurized gas source,
wherein the apparatus is adapted to bring said pressurized gas source in direct communication with the reservoir of the disposable cartridge so as to allow said liquid ingredient therein to be pressurized by said gas thereby assisting the dispensing thereof from the reservoir via said one or more dispensing passages,
wherein the system is adapted to create one or more openings in said portion of the sealing film that covers the reservoir, and
wherein the dispensing apparatus further comprises a pressurization dome member having a peripheral gas seal, which is adapted to sealingly engage the disposable cartridge around a location where said one or more openings are created in said sealing film to allow entry of said pressurized gas into the reservoir,
and in that the pressurized gas source is connected to said dome member and is adapted to feed pressurized gas beneath said dome member within the contour of the peripheral gas seal sealingly engaging the disposable cartridge, so as to allow said liquid ingredient in said reservoir to be pressurized by said gas via the one or more openings in said sealing film, thereby assisting the dispensing of the liquid ingredient from the reservoir via said one or more dispensing passages.

US Pat. No. 10,334,868

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A SINGLE SERVING OF A FROZEN CONFECTION

Sigma Phase, Corp., Lexi...

1. A method for providing a single serving of a frozen confection, the method comprising:inserting a pod containing one or more ingredients and a mixing paddle into a recess of a machine for providing the single serving of the frozen confection;
contacting a side wall of the pod against a side wall of the recess;
connecting a motor of the machine to a stem of the mixing paddle, the stem extending through an end wall of the pod;
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a first direction while cooling the recess to form the frozen confection from the one or more ingredients; and
rotating the mixing paddle inside the pod in a second direction opposite the first direction to dispense the frozen confection from the pod into an edible cone or a collecting container while the pod is in the recess of the machine without the frozen confection coming into contact with another object exterior to the pod.

US Pat. No. 10,334,867

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMESTIBLE

INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BR...

1. A method of manufacturing a comestible, the method comprising:providing at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible;
atomizing a releasing agent and expelling said releasing agent from an expelling device, wherein application of pressure to said releasing agent is unnecessary to achieve said atomizing;
applying said spray of said releasing agent to either a surface of said at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible, or to a surface of the comestible; and
controlling a shape of said spray of releasing agent applied to said surface of said at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible or to said surface of the comestible by adjusting at least one of a position and angle of an air jet relative to an atomizing surface of said expelling device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,866

HANDHELD ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR UNIFORM DECORATION OF THE SIDEWALL FOR FOODSTUFF

1. An assembly for uniform decoration of sidewall for baked foodstuff, the assembly comprising:a spray gun comprising:
a housing defined by a rear end, a middle portion forming an upper inlet, and a front end terminating at an outlet;
a conduit coaxially and longitudinally disposed through the housing from the rear end to the front end, the conduit in communication with the upper inlet of the housing;
a container comprising an end wall and a continuous sidewall extending from the end wall and terminating at an opening, the end wall and the continuous sidewall defined by a cavity, the container configured to join with the middle portion of the housing such that the opening of the container is in communication with the upper inlet of the housing;
a regulation valve operational to variably open and close the communication between the opening of the container and the upper inlet of the housing;
a fan disposed at the rear end of the housing, the fan configured to generate air flow through the conduit from the rear end to the outlet at the front end of the housing;
at least one switch operatively connected to the fan, or the regulation valve, or both, the at least one switch configured to control the rate of the fan, or the position of the regulation valve, or both the rate and the position;
a plurality of dispensing tips detachably attachable to the outlet at the front end of the housing, the plurality of dispensing tips configured to create different shapes or discharge patterns for the plurality of decorative granular members;
the container configured to supply edible decorative granular members; and
at least one shield, the at least one shield operational with the spray gun, the at least one shield configured to selectively position in front of the outlet of the spray gun.

US Pat. No. 10,334,865

BROWN BUTTER AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION THEREOF

1. A method for the continuous production of a brown butter product, comprising:heating a starting composition comprised of butter containing a starting moisture content in a first environment to cause a portion of the moisture to vaporize, thereby forming a moisture vapor and a concentrating butter composition, the concentrating butter composition having a reduced moisture content relative to the starting moisture content;
continuously transferring the concentrating butter composition and the moisture vapor to a second environment and removing the moisture vapor from the second environment to form a concentrated butter composition such that a moisture variation within the concentrated butter composition ranges up to about 3 percent before exiting the second environment; and
continuously transferring the concentrated butter composition to a third environment and heating the concentrated butter composition to cause a Maillard reaction in the concentrated butter composition to thereby form the brown butter product,
wherein the brown butter product is formed continuously in the third environment, and
wherein the brown butter product includes a moisture content of about 1 to about 6 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,334,864

GRAIN MANAGEMENT BASED ON GROWING CHARACTERISTICS

IntelliFarms, LLC, Archi...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions stored therein, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving data associated with a grain mass;
receiving at least one growing characteristic of grain in the grain mass, the growing characteristic being representative of a characteristic of the grain at or prior to a time of harvest of the grain;
determining a desired grain conditioning operation for the grain mass based at least on the data associated with the grain mass and the at least one growing characteristic; and
sending a signal representative of the desired grain conditioning operation to control grain conditioning equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,334,863

NANO-CELLULOSE COATINGS TO PREVENT DAMAGE IN FOODSTUFFS

Oregon State University, ...

1. A plant, fruit, vegetable, or part thereof, substantially coated with a coating formed from a cellulose nanomaterial composition comprising 0.188 wt % to 2 wt % of a cellulose nanomaterial comprising cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, or a combination thereof, wherein a portion of the cellulose nanomaterial composition comprises cellulose microfibrils, cellulose microcrystals, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,334,861

APPARATUS FOR FILLING TUBULAR CASES AND RELATED METHOD

1. A filling apparatus for filling gathered tubular cases with a pasty material such as sausage meat, comprising:a filling tube on to which a gathered tubular case can be pushed;
a moveable receiving portion which accommodates a first end of the filling tube and which is adapted to move the filling tube into a charging position in which the case can be put on to the filling tube and into a filling position in which the case can be filled;
a pushing-on device which is moveable axially relative to a filling tube longitudinal axis for pushing the case on to the filling tube in the charging position;
an axially moveable entrainment ring arranged on the filling tube; and
a sensing device for ascertaining a position of at least one of the entrainment ring and the pushing-on device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,860

DOUGH STRETCHER

Somerset Industries, Inc....

1. A dough stretcher comprising:(a) a drive shaft mounted to rotate on a vertical system axis;
(b) a mechanism for rotating the drive shaft at a speed in the range of between 40 RPM and 100 RPM;
(c) a lower platen shaft having a bottom end, a top end, and an axis, the bottom end attached to the drive shaft and extending upwardly such that the lower platen shaft axis is at a tilt angle from the system axis in the range of from 1° to 4°;
(d) a lower platen with a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface rotatably attached to the top end of the lower platen shaft such that the lower platen top surface rotates perpendicularly about the lower platen shaft axis; and
(e) an upper platen with a flat bottom surface and a center, the upper platen mounted above the lower platen to reciprocate vertically with the upper platen center on a system axis.

US Pat. No. 10,334,852

PYRIDO-1,3-OXAZINE-2,4-DIONE COMPOUNDS WITH FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITY

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A compound of Formula I,
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R6;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C5 alkyl or cycloalkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R6;
R3 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R6;
R4 is hydrogen, halo, hydroxyl, alkyl, or alkoxy;
R5 is alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, thioalkyl, thioaryl, or heterothioaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R6;
R6 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, cyano or heterocyclyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R7;
R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkenyl, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl; and
R8 is hydrogen or C1-C5 alkyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R6.

US Pat. No. 10,334,851

HERBICIDAL ISOXAZOLO[5,4-B]PYRIDINES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A mixture comprising a herbicidally active amount of a compound of formula (I)
or of the agriculturally useful salt thereof as herbicides, where in formula I, the variables are as defined below:
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, or C1-C6-haloalkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, or C2-C6-alkynyl;
R3 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkyl-C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C2-C6-haloalkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-haloalkylthio, amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, N,N-di-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, heterocyclyl, or phenyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic monocyclic ring, which contains 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S as ring members; and wherein the heterocyclyl and phenyl moieties of R3 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from halogen, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C4-alkylthio, C1-C4-alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4-alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-C4-alkylamino, N,N-di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, heterocyclyl, and phenyl;
X is OR4, SR5; or NR6R7;
R4, R5 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6-cyanoalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyloxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyloxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxycarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, N,N-di-(C1-C6-alkyl)-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, [N—(C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl), N—(C1-C6-alkyl)]-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C2-C6-haloalkynyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl, phenylcarbonyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylcarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C6-alkyl, or phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic monocyclic ring, which contains 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S as ring members; and wherein the phenyl and heterocyclyl moieties of R4 and R5 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, heterocyclyl, and phenyl;
R6, R7 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, phenyl-C1-C6-alkoxy, phenyl, phenyl substituted with halogen, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, or SO2R8;
R8 is C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, or phenyl; wherein the phenyl moiety of R8 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, heterocyclyl, and phenyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic monocyclic ring, which contains 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S as ring members;
or an agriculturally useful salt thereof,
and at least one herbicidal or growth-regulating active ingredient selected from the group consisting of 1,2,4-thiadiazoles, 1,3,4-thiadiazoles, amides, aminophosphoric acid, aminotriazoles, anilides, (het)aryloxyalkanoic acids, benzoic acid, benzothiadiazinones, 2-aroyl-1,3-cyclohexanediones, 2-hetaroyl-1,3-cyclohexanediones, hetaryl aryl ketones, benzylisoxazolidinones, carbamates, quinolinecarboxylic acid, chloroacetanilides, cyclohexenone oxime ethers, diazines, dichloropropionic acid, dihydrobenzofurans, dihydrofuran-3-ones, dinitroanilines, dinitrophenols, diphenyl ethers, dipyridyls, halocarboxylic acids, ureas, 3-phenyluracils, imidazoles, imidazolinones, N-phenyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydrophthalimides, oxadiazoles, oxiranes, phenols, aryloxy- and hetaryloxyphenoxypropionic esters, phenylacetic acid, 2-5 phenylpropionic acid, pyrazoles, phenylpyrazoles, pyridazines, pyridinecarboxylic acid, pyrimidyl ethers, sulfonamides, sulfonylureas, triazines, triazinones, triazolinones, triazolecarboxamides, uracils, phenyl pyrazolines, isoxazolines.

US Pat. No. 10,334,849

SALTS OF CARBOXYLIC ACID HERBICIDES

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A herbicide salt comprising an anion of an auxin herbicide and a cation of a compound selected from the group consisting of:(a) Formula I:
wherein R1 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkanol, substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C20 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, and R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl;(b) Formula II:
wherein R4 and R5 are independently hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, provided that when R5 is hydrogen or an unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, then R4 is not an aminoalkyl or when R4 is hydrogen or an unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, then R5 is not an aminoalkyl;(c) Formula III:
wherein R6 is hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 alkanol, substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C20 heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl and R7 is hydrogen, oxo, or unsubstituted or substituted hydrocarbyl, provided that when R6 is an unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, then R7 is not an aminoalkyl or when R7 is hydrogen or an unsubstituted C1-C6 alkyl, then R6 is not an aminoalkyl;(d) Formula IV:
wherein n is from 1 to about 20, from 1 to about 10, from about 3 to about 10, or from about 3 to about 6 and R8 and R9 are independently any substituent as defined for R7;(e) Formula V:

wherein X is O, NR10 or S and R10 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl; and tautomers and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,334,847

ANTIFUNGAL COMPOSITION

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

1. An antifungal composition comprising an antifungal agent and a compound of formula I:—wherein R1 is CHO or CN;R2 is a hydroxyl group;
R3 is a branched alkylene with 4 to 12 C atoms;
R4 is a hydroxyl group;
R5 is a halogen group; and
R6 is a methyl group;
wherein the antifungal agent is Azoxystrobin, and the compound of formula I can synergize with the Azoxystrobin to treat a fungal infection.

US Pat. No. 10,334,845

OLFACTORY LIGANDS

UNIVERSITY COELLEGE CARDI...

1. A (S)-germacrene D analogue of general formula (I):
wherein
R1 is H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, iso-propyl or cyclopropyl;
R2 is methyl;
R3 is methyl;
R4 is H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, iso-propyl or cyclopropyl;
R5 is H, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, iso-propyl or cyclopropyl.

US Pat. No. 10,334,840

BIRD ANTI-COLLISION WINDOW FILM

ARTSCAPE INC., Portland,...

1. A bird anti-collision film, comprising:a polymeric film having a first side configured to attach to a window;
a discontinuous textured layer forming a raised surface on a second side of the polymeric film and exposing a portion of the polymeric film, the textured layer configured to disrupt reflections of habitat from the window; and
a fluorescent dye mixed into only the textured layer that absorbs a first light wavelength range substantially detectable by birds and substantially undetectable by humans and fluoresces at a second light wavelength range substantially detectable by birds and only partially detectable by humans,
wherein the textured layer forms spaced apart raised rounded line patterns in a cross-hatched textured pattern on the polymeric film configured to absorb the first light wavelength range and radiate out the second light wavelength range from a substantially flat front surface and rounded side and back surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,334,839

REMOVABLE CATCH BASIN FILTER INSERT AND LIFTING APPARATUS

FROG CREEK PARTNERS, LLC

1. A system for filtering pollutants, the system comprising:an adapter conforming to and capable of being fixed in an opening leading to a cavity in a catch basin for receiving stormwater; and
a removable catch basin filter insert capable of being suspended by the adapter and inserted into the catch basin, wherein the removable catch basin filter insert includes:
a frame body having one or more frame elements, interconnected to provide mutual mechanical support and provide a space sized to receive the stormwater containing pollutants;
a lifting frame secured to and above the frame body and provided with one or more lifting points sized and positioned to be capable of removing the frame body from the catch basin;
a cover attached to the frame body by a first hinge, wherein the first hinge is configured to pivot the cover to be in an open position or a closed position; and
a trap door attached to a bottom end of the frame body by a second hinge capable of pivoting the trap door to be in an open position or a closed position, and
wherein the frame body forms a filter basket sufficiently porous to be capable of draining out the stormwater while capturing therein certain ones of the pollutants from the stormwater.

US Pat. No. 10,334,838

DEADFALL TRAP APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A deadfall trap apparatus for capturing an animal for survival, comprising:a body portion;
the body portion comprising a channel having first and second spaced apart walls connected by a web;
a trigger pivot point aperture, the trigger point aperture extending through both walls of the body portion;
a load support pivot point aperture extending through both walls of the body portion;
a pivoting trigger release;
the pivoting trigger release further comprising a trigger pivot point pin pivotably carried in the trigger pivot point aperture on the spaced apart walls of the body portion;
a releasable trigger element in contact with the pivoting trigger release when the deadfall trap apparatus is “set” and the releasable trigger element not in contact with the pivoting trigger release when the deadfall trap is “tripped”;
a pivotable load support having a length from one end of the pivotable load support to a second end of the pivotable load support, the pivotable load support having a load support pivot point aperture and a load support pivot point pin carried in the load support pivot point aperture;
the pivotable load support pivot point pin pivotably carried in the pivotable load support pivot point apertures formed in the spaced apart walls of the body portion of the deadfall trap apparatus; and
a linkage rod connecting the releasable trigger element to a linkage attachment point at one end of the pivotable load support.

US Pat. No. 10,334,837

APPLICATOR FOR PESTICIDES WITH TRIGGER AND CARTRIDGE

Bayer CropScience LP, Re...

1. An applicator comprisinga housing having a first end and a second end disposed along a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a pump enclosed by said housing;
a handle extending from said housing;
a cartridge having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the cartridge comprises a product in the form of a liquid or gel;
a cartridge receiving port proximate said first end of said housing;
wherein the proximal end of said cartridge is releasably attached to said cartridge receiving port along the longitudinal axis of the housing;
an outlet formed at said second end of said housing; and,
a trigger assembly housed in said handle and operatively attached to said pump,
wherein said trigger assembly moves said pump toward said cartridge receiving port further comprising a movable piston proximate said distal end of said cartridge, said movable piston arranged within a cavity within said cartridge, and a cap including an air vent fixedly attached to said distal end of said cartridge; wherein said movable piston pushes said liquid or gel product within said cartridge toward said cartridge receiving port when said liquid or gel product is pumped from said cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,334,836

INSECT TRAP AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Willert Home Products, In...

1. An insect trap comprising:a flexible bag having a first edge and a second edge that are connected together at a seam; and
a nozzle secured between the edges adjacent the seam, wherein the nozzle comprises a tube defining a passageway for insects into the bag and a fin providing a transition for the edges extending over the tube from the seam.

US Pat. No. 10,334,834

FISHING TOOL ASSEMBLY

1. An assembly, comprising:a lower lever having a first end and a second end;
the first end of the lower lever has a slot configured to receive a fishing line;
the first end of the lower lever has an aperture which extends through a surface of the lower lever toward the slot; and
an upper lever having a first end and a second end;
the first end of the upper lever has a tooth integrally formed thereon, the tooth of the upper lever extending in a direction of the lower lever;
wherein the upper lever is configured to rotate around an axis of a hinge which connects the upper lever to the lower lever;
wherein the tooth of the upper lever is configured to pass through the aperture of the lower lever, when the second end of the upper lever is rotated in a downward direction toward the second end of the lower lever, to compress a fishing sinker from an open position to a closed position around the fishing line.

US Pat. No. 10,334,833

SPINNING REEL

SHIMANO INC., Sakai, Osa...

1. A spinning reel that forwardly releases a fishing line, the spinning reel comprising:a reel unit;
a handle including a handle shaft and a handle arm, the handle shaft rotatably supported by the reel unit at a first position, the handle arm mounted to the handle shaft and unitarily rotatable with the handle shaft, the handle arm extending in a radial direction from a rotational axis of the handle shaft;
a drive shaft including a first end and a second end located opposite to the first end, the drive shaft rotatably supported by the reel unit at a second position different from the first position;
a joint structure joining the handle shaft and the drive shaft such that the handle shaft is unitarily rotatable with the drive shaft; and
a rotation transmission mechanism including a drive gear and a pinion gear, the drive gear mounted to the drive shaft and unitarily rotatable with the drive shaft, the pinion gear disposed in a back-and-forth direction so as to be skew to the drive shaft, the pinion gear being meshed with the drive gear, wherein
the joint structure includes
a recess on one of the handle shaft and the drive shaft, and
a protrusion on the other of the handle shaft and the drive shaft, the protrusion engaged with the recess and unitarily rotatable with the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,334,832

BOWFISHING REEL

Joshua Noble, Las Vegas,...

1. A bowfishing reel, comprising:a housing comprising a generally cylindrical first portion having an aperture disposed about a center top portion of the cylindrical first portion, wherein the housing comprises a generally cylindrical second portion disposed about a bottom of the first portion and wherein the second portion of the housing has an outer perimeter that is less than an outer perimeter of the first portion of the housing and wherein a bottom of the second portion is substantially planar;
a crank arm disposed about a side of the housing, said crank arm comprising a mount that is disposed perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a handle disposed about the bottom of the second portion, said handle comprising a post disposed coaxial with a center of the aperture and further comprising a grip coupled to a distal end of the post and disposed perpendicular to the post, wherein the grip comprises a front and a back, the front having a radius of curvature equivalent to a radius of curvature of the back; and
wherein the crank arm is mounted on a first side of the housing, the reel further comprising a fastener disposed on a second side of the housing and coaxially with the mount of the crank arm.

US Pat. No. 10,334,831

FISHING NET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Drifter Marine, Inc., Pe...

1. A fishing net comprising:a hoop formed of a section of tubing bent to a loop-like configuration, the hoop defining a net opening;
an elongate handle secured to the hoop at a proximal portion of the hoop; and
a net bag supported on the hoop;
wherein the hoop is hollow and is formed with a cross-sectional profile that varies in shape along at least a portion of the length of the section of tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,334,830

ROBOTICS SYSTEM FOR CULTURING AND CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS ON CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS

1. A robotic system for culturing and conducting experiments on a targeted organism comprising a nutating tower having:i. a nutating support assembly comprising a motor, a nutating support member, a top nutating ball slot, and a bottom nutating ball slot;
ii. a base nutating assembly comprising a base cylinder, a base nutating plate, a base belt, and a base nutating ball;
iii. a top nutating assembly comprising a top cylinder, a top nutating plate, a top belt and a top nutating ball;
iv. a well plate storage unit comprising four rods, rod spheres, rod spacers, and well plate shelves wherein (a) the rod spheres and the rob spacers are threaded in an alternate and repeated fashion onto each of the four rods; (b) each of the well plate shelves includes rod sphere features that sit on corresponding rod spheres; and (c) each of the well plate shelves is designed to store at least one well plate;
v. the motor drives the nutating support member and the bottom cylinder via the base belt;
vi. the nutating support member when driven by the motor drives the top cylinder via the top belt;
vii. the base nutating plate is connected to the base cylinder and the base nutating ball is positioned within the base nutating ball slot causing the base nutating plate to nutate in a first direction when the base cylinder is driven by the motor via the base belt;
viii. the top nutating plate is connected to the top cylinder and the top nutating ball is position within the top nutating ball slot causing the top nutating plate to nutate in the first direction when the top cylinder is driven by the nutating support member via the top belt;
ix. the nutating supporting member facilitates synchronization of nutation of the top nutating plate and the bottom nutating plate by transferring angular position of the motor from the bottom nutating plate to the top nutating plate; and
x. the top nutating plate and the bottom nutating plate cause the four rods to move in a fashion that transfer the nutating motion to all of the well plate shelves.

US Pat. No. 10,334,828

CO-LOCATION OF A HEAT SOURCE COOLING SUBSYSTEM AND AQUACULTURE

DeepWater Desal LLC, Mos...

1. A system comprising:(a) a heat source comprising a water cooling subsystem configured to receive cool water from an ocean or sea and output warm water; and
(b) an aquaculture center co-located with the heat source and comprising:
a water temperature control subsystem configured to receive the output warm water;
a tank holding aquatic organisms and water; and
a water discharge for discharging water from the aquaculture center,
wherein the aquaculture center is located on land.

US Pat. No. 10,334,827

AQUARIUM WITH NIGHT LIGHT

PetSmart Home Office, Inc...

1. An aquarium apparatus comprising: a base including a central portion, one or more lighting elements disposed in the central portion, and a raised ridge disposed on at least a segment of a periphery of the central portion; a bowl including a body portion, a bottom portion connected to the body portion, and a neck portion at a top of the bowl defining a first opening at the top of the bowl, wherein the bowl is configured to retain liquid therein, wherein the bottom portion is dimensioned to fit within the raised ridge when the bowl is placed on top of the base; a lid dimensioned to fit over the first opening at the top of the bowl, wherein the lid comprises a planar surface with a central aperture defining an inner edge portion, wherein a horizontal ledge section is connected to the inner edge portion, wherein the horizontal ledge section is connected to a downwardly extending portion that surrounds the central aperture; and a hollow member removably or fixedly attached to the downwardly extending portion, wherein the hollow member extends into the bowl substantially towards the bottom of the bowl and aligns over the one or more lighting elements, and wherein the hollow member is dimensioned to receive light emitted by the one or more lighting elements when the lid is placed on top of the bowl, wherein the light emitted by the one or more lighting elements passes through the hollow member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,826

THUMB SUPPORTED ANIMAL TRAINING LEASH

1. A method of using a thumb supported leash, the method comprising:coupling a clasp of the thumb supported leash to a collar or a harness of an animal, the thumb supported leash comprising:
a thumb tab grip having a first end and a second end, the thumb tab grip is formed of a single piece of material that is folded over and coupled together to form a single aperture located at the first end between the pieces of material and the coupled portion forming the second end of the thumb tab grip;
a lead portion having a first end and a second end; and
a clasp, wherein:
the aperture located at the first end of the thumb tab grip includes a size to receive one thumb there through;
the second end of the thumb tab grip is coupled to the first end of the lead portion; and
the second end of the lead portion is coupled to the clasp;
receiving a thumb of a hand through the single aperture of a thumb tab grip of the thumb supported leash;
extending a second end formed of the coupled portions of material of the thumb tab grip across a palm of the hand; and
securing the thumb tab grip in response to grasping the second end of the thumb tab grip between the remaining fingers and the palm of the hand, wherein all material forming the thumb tab grip is around a thumb or between the remaining fingers and the palm of the hand.

US Pat. No. 10,334,825

HARNESS FOR PETS

FERPLAST S.P.A., Castelg...

1. A harness for pets, comprising a first front element designed to be fitted on a chest area of a pet, a second rear element designed to be fitted on an abdominal area of the pet, and a third element connecting the first and second elements and being designed to be fitted on a hack of the pet, wherein the first front element and the second rear element respectively comprise a pair of shaped elongated strips, namely a front strip and a rear strip, and wherein each end of the front strip is connected to a corresponding end of the rear strip via a coupling that allows these strips to move with respect to each other, adapting anatomically to a body of the pet and thereby forming a harness suitable for pets of different sizes, wherein the third element is constituted by a connecting tape or cord provided with a fastener that can be opened to allow the harness to be fitted on the body of the pet, and wherein the fastener consists of a ratchet and rack device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,824

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL RECONFIGURABLE PET ENRICHMENT SYSTEM

1. A pet enrichment system, comprising:a base layer comprising an upper surface that is made substantially of a reshapable, pliable first material;
a top layer, comprising:
at least three openings;
an upper surface that is made substantially of a reshapable, pliable second material, wherein the first material does not attach to the first material when the first material comes into contact with the first material, the first material does not attach to the second material when the first material comes into contact with the second material, and the second material does not attach to the second material when the second material comes into contact with the second material, such that the upper surface of the top layer and the upper surface of the base layer do not attach to the upper surface of the top layer nor to the upper surface of the base layer; and
a lower surface that is made substantially of a third material that does not attach to the first material when the third material comes into contact with the first material, that does not attach to the second material when the third material comes into contact with the second material, and that does not attach to the third material when the third material comes into contact with the third material, such that the lower surface of the top layer does not attach to the upper surface of the top layer, to the upper surface of the base layer, nor to the lower surface of the top layer; and
a plurality of semi-permanent hook tape fasteners affixed on the lower surface of the top layer,
wherein the fasteners attach to the first material when the fasteners come into contact with the first material at any location on the first material and to the second material when the fasteners come into contact with the second material at any location on the second material, and do not attach to the third material when the fasteners come into contact with the third material, such that the top layer only attaches at any location on the upper surface of the top layer and the upper surface of the base layer via the plurality of semi-permanent fasteners affixed on the lower surface of the top layer,
wherein some of the plurality of fasteners are distributed on the lower surface of the top layer around substantially a perimeter of the top layer, some of the plurality fasteners are affixed on the lower surface of the top layer substantially in each corner of the top layer, and at least one of the plurality fasteners is affixed on the lower surface of the top layer between two or more of the at least three openings,
wherein the top layer is configured to hold a three-dimensional shape, capable of forming a self-standing internal cavity with space suitable for containing a domestic cat or substantially similar sized animal in the case that at least some of the plurality of fasteners are attached to the first material of the base layer or to the second material of the top layer, and
wherein the plurality of fasteners are configured to release the first material of the base layer in response to a force pulling the fasteners away from the first material and to release the second material of the top layer in response to a force pulling the fasteners away from the second material.

US Pat. No. 10,334,823

FUNCTIONAL COMMUNICATION LEXIGRAM DEVICE AND TRAINING METHOD FOR ANIMAL AND HUMAN

1. A method of training a non-verbal animal to initiate communication and express choices to humans through operant conditioning processes including reinforcement, shaping a preliminary response, teaching discriminated associations, and training discriminative responses, said method comprising:providing a lexigram device comprising an assembly having a plurality of buttons in a fixed array, wherein each button is independently programmable to initiate a signal detectable by humans;
wherein said assembly comprises a casing comprising said buttons and a removable cover, wherein the cover can be placed over the plurality of buttons to protect the device when the device is not in use;
allowing the animal to approach the device;
engaging the animal and repeatedly prompting the animal to apply pressure to one of the plurality of buttons and providing a positive reinforcement corresponding to the particular button the animal has applied pressure to;
repeating the step of engaging the animal until the animal applies pressure to the button without prompting, so that the animal becomes conditioned to applying pressure to certain buttons to receive a corresponding positive reinforcement associated with that button;
providing the animal with access to the device so that the animal is able to operate the device autonomously or when prompted by the human.

US Pat. No. 10,334,822

BEHAVIORAL TRAINING AID

1. A behavioral training aid system comprising:(I) a behavioral training and comprising:
a. a body;
b. a tract including:
i. a tract locking mechanism that secures the tract to an outer surface of the body; and
ii. a tract insert removably attached to the tract locking mechanism, wherein the tract insert is configured to receive a receptacle so that the receptacle is elongated and forms a depository within the body;
c. one or more legs extending from the body; and
d. one or more base supports extending from a distal end of the one or more legs; and
(II) a push rod comprising a head mounted to a distal end of a shaft configured to elongate the receptacle, wherein the head of the shaft is inserted into the receptacle and pushed to elongate the receptacle until an end of the receptacle is secured by a receptacle securing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,334,821

RAINCOAT FOR DOGS

1. A raincoat (100) for dogs (200), comprising:a body portion (10) that substantially covers and extends from a rump (210) to a head (220) of a dog (200), wherein the body portion (10) is waterproof and the body portion (10) comprises a front edge (11), first and second front side edges (12 and 13), first and second side edges (14 and 15) and a rear edge (16);
a visor (20) fixedly attached to the front edge (11) of the body portion (10);
first and second pliable metal wires (31 and 32) that are parallel to each other and attached to the body portion (10) along a spinal line (230) of the dog (200), wherein the first and second pliable metal wires (31 and 32) substantially extend continuously from the front edge (11) of the body portion (10) to the rear edge (14) of the body portion (10); and
a fastening means (50) for fastening and securing the raincoat (100) to the dog (200).

US Pat. No. 10,334,820

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON AN ANIMAL AND FOR LOCATING AN ANIMAL

1. A method for locating an animal on which a display apparatus is arranged, and/or for displaying information on the animal, wherein information which is to be displayed is activatable and/or adjustable in and/or on the display apparatus (2), wherein a specific display is assigned to an animal in order to identify animals for selection, wherein a pushbutton key on the display apparatus (2) is used for acknowledgement by a user, and wherein a counterweight (8) is assigned to the display apparatus (2).

US Pat. No. 10,334,819

STORAGE BAG WITH JOINED CENTER PORTION

1. A flexible storage bag comprising:a front wall having a front top edge, a front bottom edge, a front left edge and a front right edge, the front wall comprising a flexible sheet material;
a back wall having a back top edge, a back bottom edge, a back left edge and a back right edge, the back wall comprising the flexible sheet material; and
a dispensing orifice;
wherein (i) the back wall is one or both of adhesively or thermally bonded to the front wall along at least two respective edges of the front and back walls, and (ii) the dispensing orifice is attached to one or both of the front and back walls permitting ingress and egress of a liquid into and out of the storage bag;
wherein portions of the front wall that are one or both of adhesively or thermally bonded to the back wall that do not include edges of the walls consist of a joined center portion proximate a center of the front wall and the back wall.

US Pat. No. 10,334,818

ROTARY LIVESTOCK FEEDER WITH GRAVITY FLOW FEED OPENINGS

Osborne Industries, Inc.,...

1. A feeder for dispensing feed to livestock, comprising:a trough;
a hopper mounted above said trough, said hopper including a bottom, a central feed discharge hole through said bottom, and at least one gravity flow feed opening through said bottom;
a deflector mounted in said hopper above said hopper bottom and vertically spaced from said hopper bottom, said deflector covering said central feed discharge hole to restrict gravity flow of feed from said hopper through said central feed discharge hole, said gravity flow feed opening being located outwardly of said deflector so that said deflector does not obstruct or restrict gravity flow of feed through said gravity flow feed opening;
a sweep member mounted for rotation about a vertical axis, said sweep member being located between said deflector and said hopper bottom for sweeping feed to said central feed discharge hole to discharge therethrough into said trough, said sweep member being operably coupled with a feed wheel disposed below said hopper in said trough so that animal-induced rotation of said feed wheel in said trough causes rotation of said sweep member in said hopper for sweeping feed to said central feed discharge hole for discharge into said trough;
a closure system associated with said gravity flow feed opening, said closure system having at least one door arranged to selectively cover said gravity flow feed opening, said closure system having a stationary open condition in which said door does not cover or obstruct said gravity flow feed opening to thereby allow unobstructed gravity feed flow through said opening into said trough, and a closed condition in which said door covers said gravity flow feed opening to obstruct gravity feed flow through said opening; and
an activator mechanism associated with said feed wheel that is arranged to cause said door of said closure system to change from said open condition to said closed condition upon rotation of said feed wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,334,817

ANIMAL BED HAVING DUAL INDEPENDENT SUPPORT CHAMBERS

Advanced Comfort Technolo...

1. A bed for at least one animal comprising:a first chamber provided between a first belt and a second belt and configured to receive liquid, and a second chamber provided between the first belt and the second belt and configured to receive liquid, wherein the first and second chambers are fluidly isolated from one another and are each configured to support and/or float a pressure point of livestock.

US Pat. No. 10,334,816

DUAL-PURPOSE CONTAINER AND DIVERSION DEVICE FOR ANIMALS AND A METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE

1. A dual-purpose container and diversion device for animals, the dual-purpose device comprising:a base having a perimeter, a lower surface and an upper surface, the base having a first tensile strength;
a perimeter wall including a plurality of sides of the dual-purpose container, the perimeter wall having a lower edge, an interior surface, and an exterior surface, wherein:
the perimeter wall has a second tensile strength;
the lower edge is attached to the perimeter of the base;
the lower surface of the base and the exterior surface of the perimeter wall combine to define an outer surface of the dual-purpose device;
the upper surface of the base and the interior surface of the perimeter wall combine to form an inner surface of the dual-purpose device; and
the inner surface and the outer surface combine to form an overall surface of the dual-purpose device;
at least a first linear fault region in the overall surface, wherein the at least a first linear fault region defines a first non-intersecting open curve on the overall surface, wherein:
the at least a first linear fault region has a third tensile strength;
the third tensile strength is less than each of the first tensile strength and the second tensile strength; and
the at least a first linear fault region defines a border of at least a first planar section of the overall surface;
at least a second linear fault region in the overall surface, wherein the at least a second linear fault region defines a second non-intersecting open curve on the overall surface, wherein:
the at least a second linear fault region has a fourth tensile strength;
the fourth tensile strength is less than the first tensile strength and the second tensile strength; and
the at least a second linear fault region defines a border of a second planar section of the overall surface;
wherein the dual-purpose device is convertible from a first configuration to a second configuration, and wherein:
the dual-purpose device is transformed to the second configuration by:
fracture of the at least a first linear fault region to transform the first planar section into a first flap;
fracture of the at least a second linear fault region to transform the second planar section into a second flap;
rotation of the first flap and the second flap into an interior compartment of the container; and
joining the first flap and the second flap to form a structural wall within the interior compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,334,815

ANIMAL ENCLOSURE

Edmonds Outdoors, LLC, B...

1. A portable animal enclosure apparatus, comprising:a kennel body having a front side, a back side, a top side and a bottom side;
a door positioned on the front side of the kennel body;
a first wheel disposed on the kennel body positioned to rotate about a fixed first wheel axis, the first wheel having a first wheel radius, the first wheel protruding from the bottom side of the kennel body a first wheel bottom distance, and protruding from the back side a first wheel back distance;
a second wheel disposed on the kennel body positioned to rotate about a fixed second wheel axis co-axially aligned with the first wheel axis, the second wheel having a second wheel radius, the second wheel protruding from the bottom side of the kennel body a second wheel bottom distance, and protruding from the back side a second wheel back distance;
a first foot, a second foot, a third foot and a fourth foot each attached to the kennel body, each of the first, second third and fourth feet protruding from the bottom side of the kennel body a foot bottom distance;
wherein the foot bottom distance is greater than the first wheel bottom distance and the second wheel bottom distance,
wherein each of the first foot, second foot, third foot and fourth foot is dimensioned to elevate the bottom side of the kennel body a distance equal to the foot bottom distance above a reference planar flat resting surface on which the apparatus may rest,
wherein the first and second wheels are positioned a first clearance height above the flat resting surface when the kennel body is level such that the first, second, third and fourth feet engage the flat resting surface but the first and second wheels do not engage the flat resting surface, and
wherein the first and second wheels advance downwardly toward and engage the flat resting surface when the front side of the kennel body is tilted upwardly at an angle relative to the flat resting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,334,796

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CULTIVATION

MJ Brain Bank, LLC, Denv...

1. A method of cultivating cannabis hydroponically, the method comprising:placing a first cannabis plant of a plurality of cannabis plants in a first tray of a plurality of trays;
placing a second cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants in a second tray of the plurality of trays, wherein:
the first tray is disposed on a first shelf of a first rack system,
the second tray is disposed on a second shelf of the first rack system,
the first shelf is at a first height,
the second shelf is at a second height, and
the first height is different from the second height;
flowing a first nutrient mixture from a first nutrient reservoir to the plurality of cannabis plants;
returning a portion of the first nutrient mixture to the first nutrient reservoir after flowing the first nutrient mixture to the plurality of cannabis plants;
exposing the plurality of cannabis plants to a first artificial light source having a first limited spectrum;
growing on the first rack system each cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants without producing flowers;
transporting the plurality of trays from the first rack system to a second rack system;
flowing a second nutrient mixture from a second nutrient reservoir to the plurality of cannabis plants;
exposing the plurality of cannabis plants to a second artificial light source having a second limited spectrum, wherein the first limited spectrum comprises a different wavelength range than the second limited spectrum; and
growing flowers on each cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants on the second rack system.

US Pat. No. 10,334,795

UTILIZATION OF IRRIGATION WATER SAVER

1. A method of reducing the amount of water used in irrigation of a tree/plant comprising:placing an irrigation water saving device under a source of irrigation water into the ground near and in proximity to said tree/plant, wherein the device is made of mixed biomass of raw material components, in at least one of a round shape and a square shape with a dimension selected from the group consisting of 4 cm, 6 cm, and 8 cm in diameter, according to an agricultural season and is manufactured by crushing and mixing at a calculated rate, drying and then pressing the biomass into a cylinder shape that is hollow inside, said placing comprising placing the device at:
a depth for a large tree up to 100 cm, a depth for a medium tree up to 50 cm, and a depth for a plant other than a large or a medium tree up to 25 cm;
a length/size for a large tree of 25 cm or longer, a length/size for a medium tree up to 25 cm, and a length/size for a plant other than a large or medium tree up to 10 cm;
a number for a large tree of 2 to 4 devices or more, a number for a medium tree of 1 to 2 devices, and a number for a plant other than a large or medium tree to a minimum of 1 device;
wherein the method of reducing the amount of water used in irrigation wherein said device has a water absorbing ability up to 300%, which is greater than a water absorbing ability of sandy soil, such that when the device fully absorbs the water, the water then will permeate to said tree/plant through the sandy soil when a daily ration of irrigation stops and the sandy soil surrounding the device starts to get dry.

US Pat. No. 10,334,794

IRRIGATION IMPLEMENT

Millbrook Capital Managem...

1. A method of irrigating crops, comprising:attaching an irrigation tube to a singular tubular member consisting of:
a first end; and
a second end opposite the first end along a longitudinal axis of the member, the second end includes a heated pinched seal,
the member further defining a circular first opening disposed entirely along a longitudinal-oriented portion of a sidewall toward the second end,
wherein the first end defines a second opening having the same inner diameter as the inner diameter of the member extending between the first opening and the first end along the longitudinal axis;
the attachment causing the first opening to be sealed by the irrigation tube; and
providing water from the irrigation tube via the first opening to the member such that water free-flows from the second end to the first end into the ground to irrigate roots of the crops.

US Pat. No. 10,334,792

COMPOSITE PLANT CAGE WITH LOCKING CLIPS

ALF Operating Partners, L...

1. A plant cage, comprising:at least one vertical support rod;
at least one horizontal support rod;
a locking clip configured to attach said at least one horizontal support rod to said at least one vertical support rod, wherein said locking clip comprises a main body with first and second clamps at opposite ends of said main body in orthogonal relationship to each other, said first and second clamps each comprising a pair of tabs extending outwardly from said main body, said tabs movable between a deflected position and a released position, wherein each of said tabs comprises an aperture formed therethrough, and wherein said apertures on said pair of tabs are aligned concentrically when said tabs are in said deflected position and are not aligned concentrically when said tabs are in said released position.

US Pat. No. 10,334,791

CONTAINER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLANT GROWTH

Michael Newton, Laguna N...

1. A container system configured to control the growth of a plant, the container system comprising:a bottom section configured to accommodate and control the growth of a root part of the plant;
a middle section configured to accommodate and guide the growth of a stem part of the plant, wherein the middle section comprises a spiral part having a plurality of removable wall pieces that are bonded together to form a hollow spiral tunnel that is configured to guide the growth of the stem part along a spiral route in a spiral shape, and wherein the removable wall pieces shield the stem part of the plant from a light source; and
a top section configured to guide the growth of a vegetative part, a reproductive part or both of the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,334,790

SUBSTRATE AUTO-PAVER FOR TABLE-TOP CULTURE

JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, Jian...

1. A substrate auto-paver for table-top culture machines for packing materials, transportation, and paving, the substrate auto-paver comprising the following components:a moving car, an automatic oblique pulling-type substrate-packing device, a substrate box, a substrate material in a cabinet, a floating-support-type double-side blanking device, and a uniform discharging device; a matrix box installed on the moving car, and a diagonal matrix automatic boxing device installed in the back side of the matrix box; the matrix box is installed between the substrate material in the cabinet and the double-side blanking device; the uniform discharging device is installed below the double-side blanking device;
the substrate material in the cabinet includes a bending-type scraper feeder, a dc motor, and a thin tension wheel; the bending-type scraper feeder has a lower part and an upper part;
the double-side blanking device comprises the matrix box, a floating trough, a push plate, a flat, a straight-moving element-mounting plate, and a level of a vertical slide rail; the front of the matrix box has two left and right symmetrical oblique dropping grooves; inside the matrix box and perpendicular to the two left and right symmetrical oblique dropping grooves, a plate is set; two floating chutes are set along the vertical slide rail and a horizontal slide rail symmetrically arranged in a substrate in front of the matrix box; an oblique chute below an opening is connected to a floating chute above the opening; a direct-moving element is vertically arranged on the straight-moving element-mounting plate along a central line of the front of the matrix box; the flat is installed at the end of the direct-moving element; and
a copying discharging device comprises a flexible scraper and a mixing mechanism for even spreading; the mixing mechanism includes a support member and a bearing, a drive shaft, and a thick elastic sleeve; the drive shaft is fixed and has two evenly spread parts, and a compact elastic sleeve is installed between the bearing and the two evenly spread parts.

US Pat. No. 10,334,789

PLANT ILLUMINATION DEVICE

VALOYA OY, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a housing defining a dark cavity with zero sunlight therein; and
at least one horticultural lighting fixture comprising
a) a first emission source comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) and/or quantum dot emitting main spectral characteristics in the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (400-700 nm) area, the main spectral characteristics comprising at least two spectral peaks with non-zero emission intensity, and
b) a second emission source comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) and/or quantum dot emitting at least one side spectral characteristics selected from first spectral characteristics in the 700-800 nm area, and second spectral characteristics in the 300-400 nm area, the at least one side spectral characteristics comprising at least one spectral peak with non-zero emission intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,334,788

BALER WITH MASS FLOW SENSING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INITIATING STUFFER TRIP

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RES...

1. A baler comprising:a compression system for forming a bale;
a feed system including a loading fork assembly, the loading fork assembly including
a fork member having a fork bar with a plurality of forks extending therefrom, and
at least one arm coupled to the fork bar, the at least one arm movable in a pack mode for accumulating a crop in a pre-compression chamber and in a lift mode for conveying the crop to the compression system, wherein the pre-compression chamber includes an upstream half and a downstream half relative to the direction of crop movement downstream toward the compression system;
a sensor arrangement including at least one sensor generating a signal, the at least one sensor being coupled to the loading fork assembly, wherein the signal corresponds to a crop load on the loading fork assembly; and
a control unit configured to receive the signal from the sensor arrangement, wherein the control unit is configured to control operation of the at least one arm based on at least the signal from the loading fork assembly meeting a threshold when the plurality of forks are in the upstream half of the pre-compression chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,334,787

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE OUTLET FLAP OF A BALER AND METHOD THEREOF

1. A device for controlling an outlet flap of a baler in at least one manual and one automatic mode, comprising:an outlet flap drive;
a first and a second pressure line via which the outlet flap drive is selectively charged with pressure;
a first pressure measuring means operatively connected to the first pressure line and a second pressure measuring means operatively connected to the second pressure line, the first and second pressure measuring means configured to determine a pressure in each respective pressure line; and
a distributor valve connected to the first and second pressure lines downstream of the first and second pressure measuring means;
wherein, the distributor valve comprises at least a first pass-through position, a second pass-through position, and a shut-off position;
wherein, in the at least one automatic mode, the distributor valve is disposed in a predetermined position dependent on a pressure difference between the pressures in the first and second pressure lines.

US Pat. No. 10,334,786

BALE ACCUMULATOR AND BALE ACCUMULATION METHODS

1. A bale accumulator for grouping rectangular bales for group baling, comprising:a depositor mounted adjacent to a platform for sequentially depositing bale sets onto the platform, each bale set when deposited onto the platform being a pair of rectangular bales positioned upright and side-by-side in a packing orientation with their corresponding long sides being axially juxtaposed;
a packer apparatus mounted adjacent to the platform for packing one bale set at a time from the platform into a bundler trailing the platform each time a bale set is deposited onto the platform from the depositor;
the depositor comprising:
an inlet;
an outlet adjacent to the platform;
a first bale-receiving area and a second bale-receiving area on either side of a divider between the inlet and the outlet, a first entrance to the first bale-receiving area, and a second entrance to the second bale-receiving area;
a gate mounted to the divider for movement between a first position and a second position, the gate including a first diverting arm, a second diverting arm, and a trigger arm;
the first diverting arm extends into the first bale-receiving area, the second diverting arm closes the first entrance to the first bale-receiving area from the inlet leaving the second entrance to the second bale-receiving area open to the inlet for enabling a rectangular bale to drop into the second bale-receiving area through the second entrance from the inlet, and the trigger arm extends into the second bale-receiving area in a path of rectangular bales through the second bale-receiving area, when the gate is in its first position;
the second diverting arm extends into the second bale-receiving area, the first diverting arm closes the second entrance to the second bale-receiving area from inlet leaving the first entrance to the first bale-receiving area open to the inlet for enabling a rectangular bale to drop into the first bale-receiving area through the first entrance from the inlet, and the trigger arm extends into the first bale-receiving area in a path of rectangular bales through the first bale-receiving area, when the gate is in its second position;
each time a rectangular bale passes through the second bale-receiving area when the gate is in the first position it strikes the trigger arm in the second bale-receiving area rotating the gate from the first position to the second position in response moving the trigger arm out of the path of rectangular bales through the second bale-receiving area for enabling the rectangular bale to drop onto the platform through the outlet from the second bale-receiving area; and
each time a rectangular bale passes through the first bale-receiving area when the gate is in the second position it strikes the trigger arm in the first bale-receiving area rotating the gate from the second position to the first position in response moving the trigger arm out of the path of rectangular bales through the first bale-receiving area enabling the rectangular bale to drop onto the platform through the outlet from the first bale-receiving area.

US Pat. No. 10,334,785

HEMP HARVESTER

1. A method for harvesting plants of the hemp genus, hemp stems being cut off above ground and flowers of the hemp plant being stripped from the stems, wherein(a) at least one pair of counter-rotating rollers (7) of a device for harvesting hemp are aligned along the direction of travel, and wherein the rollers are pressed against each other and pull the hemp stems downwards to the ground; and
(b) at least a pair of circumferential chains (9) of the device for harvesting hemp located above the at least one pair of rollers (7) which holds the hemp stem below the flowers and pulls the flowers backwards in a chain gap.

US Pat. No. 10,334,784

STRIPPER PLATE SYSTEM WITH BIASING FORCES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A stripper plate system, comprising:a frame;
a first stripper plate movably mounted to the frame, the first stripper plate comprising an elongated body with a proximal end, a distal end, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side;
a second stripper plate movably mounted to the frame in an opposing orientation to the first stripper plate, the second stripper plate comprising an elongated body with a proximal end, a distal end, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side, the second stripper plate being movably mounted to the frame such that the first lateral side of the second stripper plate faces the first lateral side of the first stripper plate and forms an elongated gap between the first and second stripper plates, and the elongated gap comprises a proximal end and a distal end;
a first tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the proximal end of the first stripper plate and biasing the proximal end of the first stripper plate toward a center of the elongated gap;
a second tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the distal end of the first stripper plate and biasing the distal end of the first stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap;
a third tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the proximal end of the second stripper plate and biasing the proximal end of the second stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap; and
a fourth tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the distal end of the second stripper plate and biasing the distal end of the second stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap;
wherein a biasing force of the first and third tensioning mechanisms is lower than a biasing force of the second and fourth tensioning mechanisms such that a lower biasing force is imparted at the proximal end of the first and second stripper plates than the biasing force imparted at the distal end of the first and second stripper plates; and
wherein the first and second stripper plates are configured to move laterally upon contact with crop introduced into the elongated gap.

US Pat. No. 10,334,783

STALK ROLL FOR AGRICULTURAL ROW UNIT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester row unit driven in a forward direction to receive crop stalks, said row unit comprising:a pair of rotatable side-by-side stalk rolls in a horizontal plane oriented longitudinally fore and aft relative to the forward direction and having a forward end;
a device for powering said stalk rolls in counter rotating directions;
wherein said stalk rolls each have a forward section with an annular base tapered towards the forward end of said stalk roll and at least one spiral auger flight on said annular base extending radially so that the outer diameter overlaps the outer diameter of an adjacent flight from a rearward end of said annular base significantly towards a forward most portion of said annular base; wherein the outer diameter of the auger flights are constant from the rearward end of said annular base to the forward end of said annular base; and
wherein said at least one auger flight has a leading edge at the forward end thereof, at least a portion of said leading edge adjacent the outer diameter of said at least one spiral auger flight extending perpendicularly relative to the rotational axis of said stalk roll to the outer diameter of said at least one auger flight.

US Pat. No. 10,334,782

GRASS COLLECTION CHUTE FASTENER

1. A grass collection chute fastener, comprising:a lever pivotably connected to a grass collection chute adjacent a first end of the lever; the lever having a main axis between the first end and a second end;
an elastic strap pivotably connected to the lever on a pivot axis offset from the main axis of the lever between the first end and the second end of the lever; and
a hook attached to the strap and insertable into a first hole adjacent a side discharge opening of a multi-blade mower deck to secure the grass collection chute over the side discharge opening by rotating the lever to tension the strap; and
a rod on the grass collection chute engaging the multi-blade mower deck by sliding the grass collection chute forward along a discharge opening guard below the side discharge opening.

US Pat. No. 10,334,781

SIDE SHAKE RATE BASED ON MACHINE THROUGHPUTS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural harvester, comprising:a chassis carrying a header for gathering a crop, said header removably attached to a feeder housing for feeding the crop into the agricultural harvester to be processed;
a threshing and separating system connected to said feeder housing for separating grain from Material Other than Grain (MOG);
a grain cleaning system connected to said threshing and separating system for further cleaning the separated grain;
said grain cleaning system having at least one sieve operable to oscillate fore and aft;
said grain cleaning system further having a side shaker mechanism operable to produce a side to side shaking motion in said at least one sieve; and
a control system connected to said side shaker mechanism and operable to automatically proportionately increase an amount of said side to side shaking motion as a function of an amount and type of crop being processed, wherein said automatic proportionate increase of said amount of said side to side shaking motion is one of linear and non-linear.

US Pat. No. 10,334,780

MOWER WITH FOLDING FRAME

EXCEL INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A mower comprising:a principal frame including a rear frame portion having one pair of ground engaging drive wheels and a forward frame portion having a second pair of wheels, the rear frame portion and the forward frame portion being hinged together for folding about a transverse axis between a first, mowing position and a second, folded position,
a mower deck suitable for cutting grass, the mower deck adjustably connected to the forward frame portion by a pivot lever assembly that is movable for adjusting the height of the mower deck between a first low position for cutting grass at a first length and a second elevated position for cutting grass at a second length that is longer than the first length,
an actuator assembly operatively interconnecting between the rear frame portion and the forward frame portion, the actuator assembly being operable in two modes; (a) a first mode wherein the actuator assembly moves between a first actuator position and a second actuator position thereby causing the mower deck height to be adjusted between the first low position and the second elevated position; (b) and a second mode wherein the actuator assembly moves between a third actuator position and a fourth actuator position thereby causing the forward frame portion to fold with respect to the rear frame portion along said transverse axis between the first, mowing position and the second, folded position,
the actuator assembly being connected to the forward frame portion by a pivot bracket and the pivot bracket being selectively connectable to the forward frame portion in one of two connection modes, (a) a first pivoting connection mode wherein the pivot bracket is free to pivot with respect to the forward frame portion, and (b) a second fixed connection mode wherein the pivot bracket is fixed to the forward frame portion and is not free to pivot with respect to the forward frame portion,
such that when the pivot bracket is connected to the forward frame portion in the first pivoting connection mode, the pivot bracket is able to urge the pivot lever assembly between the first position and the second position when the actuator moves between the first actuator position and the second actuator position thereby causing the mower deck to move between the first low position and the second elevated position, and such that when the pivot bracket is connected to the forward frame portion in the second fixed connection mode, the actuator is able to move between the third actuator position to the fourth actuator position thereby causing the forward frame portion and the rear frame portion to fold and unfold with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,334,779

BALANCED TRIM SHIELD WITH A SINGLE, DUAL DIRECTION LINE CUTTING MEMBER

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A hand-held cutting device comprising:an elongated member graspable along a portion thereof by an operator;
a trimmer head disposed at one end of the elongated member and configured to be rotatable to perform a cutting function using trimmer line held at a portion of the trimmer head;
a power unit operably coupled to the trimmer head to selectively cause rotation of the trimmer head; and
a trim shield disposed to extend away from the elongated member to a position radially outward relative to the trimmer head proximate to at least a portion of a path traced by a distal end of the trimmer line when the trimmer head is rotated,
wherein the trim shield comprises:
a first housing portion disposed on one side of a longitudinal centerline of the device;
a second housing portion disposed on an opposite side of the longitudinal centerline and substantially symmetrical relative to the first housing portion;
a cutter mount disposed at the longitudinal centerline on an interior portion of the trim shield proximate to an intersection of the first housing portion and second housing portion, the cutter mount extending downward from an end of the trimmer shield that is configured to be operably coupled to the elongated member and comprising a first fixing member and a second fixing member; and
a cutting member operably coupled to the cutter mount with substantially equal portions of the cutting member extending to respective opposing sides of the longitudinal centerline, the cutting member comprising a single knife element, the single knife element comprising a first knife edge and a second knife edge,
wherein the cutting member is operably coupled to the cutter mount via the first and second fixing members, the cutting member extending downward from and parallel to the first and second fixing members.

US Pat. No. 10,334,778

QUICK LOADING TRIMMER HEAD

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A hand-held cutting device comprising:an elongated member graspable along a portion thereof by an operator;
a trimmer head disposed at one end of the elongated member, the trimmer head configured to rotate to perform a cutting function using a trimmer line held by the trimmer head; and
a power unit operably coupled to the trimmer head to selectively cause rotation of the trimmer head via turning a shaft;
wherein the trimmer head comprises a line holding assembly comprising a spool and a core;
wherein the spool is configured to hold the trimmer line and the spool is operably coupled to the core;
wherein the core is comprised of a first core portion and a second core portion;
wherein the second core portion is non-rotatably engaged with the first core portion when the trimmer head is in an at-rest state, and the second core portion is rotatable relative to the first core portion when the trimmer head is in an in-use state and rotating;
wherein the first core portion comprises a locking projection operably coupled to a spring that applies a bias force on the locking projection in a direction away from an axis of rotation of the trimmer head;
wherein the locking projection engages with a lock recess of the second core portion when the trimmer head is in the at-rest state;
wherein the first core portion further comprises a counterweight operably coupled to the locking projection; and
wherein, in response to rotation of the trimmer head, the counterweight moves radially outwards and away from the axis of rotation of the trimmer head causing the locking projection to move radially inwards towards the axis of rotation of the trimmer head, against the bias force, and out of engagement with the lock recess.

US Pat. No. 10,334,777

ELECTRIC WORK VEHICLE

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. An electric work vehicle comprising:a vehicle body;
a carrier provided separately from the vehicle body for mounting/dismounting a battery, the carrier having wheels for movement thereof;
a carrier storage section provided in the vehicle body for attaching the carrier to the vehicle body;
an attachment mechanism for attaching/detaching the carrier to/from the carrier storage section; and
a fixing mechanism for releasably connecting the carrier to the carrier storage section, the fixing mechanism comprising:
a handle portion on the carrier, the handle portion movable between a lowered position and an elevated position; and
an engaging portion on the attachment mechanism,
wherein:
in response to movement of the handle portion to the lowered position when the carrier is attached to the carrier storage section, the handle portion engages the engaging portion to fix the carrier to the carrier storage section, and
in response to movement of the handle portion to the elevated position when the carrier is attached to the carrier storage section, the handle portion disengages the engaging portion to release the carrier to the carrier storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,334,776

METHOD AND SYSTEM HAVING AN INTERMEDIATE HOLDING VESSEL FOR COMBINING CHEMICAL INJECTION SUBSTANCES FOR A SPRAY SYSTEM

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. An agricultural spraying system for use in applying at least one substance to a field, the agricultural spraying system comprising:a main tank containing water;
a plurality of vessels, each containing a substance;
a mixed solution tank containing a mixed solution formed from water from the main tank and a substance from at least one of the plurality of vessels;
a first conduit fluidly connecting the main tank, the plurality of vessels, and the mixed solution tank;
a transfer pump that provides motive force for the water through the first conduit;
an injector associated with each of the vessels, for release of the substance in that vessel into the first conduit;
a mixer positioned along the first conduit between the plurality of vessels and the mixed solution tank configured to mix the water from the main tank and the substance from the at least one of the plurality of vessels prior to reaching the mixed solution tank;
a valve that prevents any of the substances and the mixed solution from entering the main tank;
a boom manifold having an inlet and an outlet with a plurality of applicator spray nozzles positioned between the inlet and outlet that are configured to dispense the mixed solution;
a second conduit fluidly connecting the mixed solution tank and the inlet of the boom manifold;
a spray pump located in the second conduit that provides motive force for the mixed solution through the second conduit, wherein the transfer pump has a greater flow capacity than a flow capacity of the spray pump; and
a third conduit fluidly connecting the outlet of the boom manifold and the mixed solution tank, wherein mixed solution supplied through the second conduit by the spray pump that is not dispensed by the applicator spray nozzles is returned to the mixed solution tank through the third conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,334,775

PARTICULATE SOLID METERING AND MIXING SYSTEM FOR ROTARY SEED BROADCASTER USED FOR SOWING IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINES

Jose Roberto do Amaral As...

1. A metering and mixing system of solid particulates for a seed meter in an agricultural equipment for sowing, the metering and mixing system of solid particulates comprising:a seed feeder;
a seed meter comprising a rotary disc with holes;
a feed receiver mounted under the seed feeder and comprising:
a mixing compartment;
a feeder of solid particulates in fluid communication with the mixing compartment, the mixing compartment comprising a propeller for mixing together the seeds and the solid particulates received simultaneously in the mixing compartment to provide treated seeds to the seed meter; and
an outlet window that leads the treated seeds to the seed meter,
wherein the mixing compartment including the propeller is positioned between the seed feeder and the seed meter.

US Pat. No. 10,334,774

ADJUSTABLE CLAMP ON HEAD BRACKET

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A towable agricultural implement, comprising:a tool bar;
an elongated C-shaped channel member coupled to the tool bar, the C-shaped channel member having a closed side and an open side and defining an inner edge along its open side;
a row unit supported relative to the tool bar via a head bracket; and
a clamping assembly configured to fasten the head bracket to the C-shaped channel member, the clamping assembly comprising a clamping nut and a clamping bolt, the clamping nut including a rigid member defining a threaded aperture configured to receive the clamping bolt, the clamping nut further comprising an elongated lip extending from the rigid member and configured to engage the inner edge of the C-shaped channel member as the clamping bolt is tightened relative to the clamping nut.

US Pat. No. 10,334,773

SEED DISPENSER FOR A PRECISION AUTOMATIC SOWER

MATERMACC S.P.A., San Vi...

1. A single seed dispenser (10) for an automatic sower comprising:a cover (11) to contain seeds to be distributed, coupled to
a body (12) containing a cavity (24) in communication with an aspirator of the seeds through
a conduit (22) engaged in a hole (23) formed on said body (12),
a distribution disc (13) with holes (38, 54) contained in a compartment (20) delimited by said body (12) and by said cover (11);
a driving disc (31) joined by pins (53) to said distribution disc (13), both discs being put into rotation by means of
a shaft (29) driven by an actuator to control the rotation of the distribution disc (13) and the driving disc (31); and
a selector device (14) for the seeds pivoted on an edge of the body (12), wherein
the selector device (14) comprises a plate (142) which presents, on a side thereof facing a center of said distribution disc (13), at least two toothed portions (143, 144), having teeth of different sizes, wherein said selector device (14) is kept adherent to said distribution disc (13) by a spring (145) secured with a first end to said plate (142) and with a second end pushing against said cover (11); and
a curved sector (59) is mounted against a surface of the distribution disc (13) opposite the plate (142) and is provided with protrusions (591) having an inclined surface (592) facing the distribution disc (13) at the holes (38) of the distribution disc (13).

US Pat. No. 10,334,771

WHEEL POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement system, comprising:a toolbar assembly configured to support a plurality of row units;
a plurality of wheels configured to support the toolbar assembly above a soil surface, wherein the plurality of wheels comprises a first wheel and a second wheel, and at least one row unit of the plurality of row units is configured to be disposed between the first wheel and the second wheel;
a wheel position control system configured to control movement of each wheel of the plurality of wheels relative to the toolbar assembly, wherein the wheel position control system is configured to instruct a first actuator and a second actuator to lower the first wheel and the second wheel, respectively, relative to the toolbar assembly to transition the agricultural implement system to a non-working position, in which the first and second wheels engage the soil surface and the plurality of row units is disengaged from the soil surface, the wheel position control system is configured to instruct the first actuator and the second actuator to raise the first wheel and the second wheel, respectively, relative to the toolbar assembly to transition the agricultural implement system to a working position, in which the first wheel engages the soil surface and the plurality of row units engages the soil surface, and the wheel position control system is configured to instruct the second actuator to raise the second wheel above the first wheel relative to the toolbar assembly while the agricultural implement system is in the working position such that the second wheel is disengaged from the soil surface,
wherein the wheel position control system is configured to selectively instruct the second actuator to lower the second wheel into engagement with the soil surface while the agricultural implement system is in the working position and a soil softness exceeds a soil softness threshold value, and
a load sensor configured to output a signal indicative of a load on the first wheel, wherein the wheel position control system is configured to determine the soil softness based on the signal.
US Pat. No. 10,334,854

HERBICIDE COMBINATIONS COMPRISING GLUFOSINATE AND INDAZIFLAM

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. An herbicidal composition comprising(i) glufosinate and/or an agronomically acceptable salt thereof,
and
(ii) indaziflam,
wherein the ratio by weight of the total amount of component (i) to the total amount of component (ii) is in a range of from 25:1 to 50:1 based on the total amount of the composition;
wherein components (i) and (ii) are the only agriculturally active components wherein the components (i) and (ii) together provide better herbicidal activity than (i) or (ii) alone.
US Pat. No. 10,335,366

RISPERIDONE OR PALIPERIDONE IMPLANT FORMULATION

1. An injectable composition consisting ofabout 13% wt of drug which is risperidone and/or paliperidone or any pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in any combination; and
a polymeric solution consisting of DMSO and biocompatible poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) copolymer having a monomer ratio of lactic acid to glycolic acid of about 50:50 and an inherent viscosity in the range of 0.25-0.30 dl/g measured by gel permeation chromatography in tetrahydrofuran at 30° C. using a flow rate of 1 ml/min; wherein
the mass ratio of polymeric solution to drug is about 6.5:1 to about 7:1; and
the mass ratio of DMSO to drug is about 4:1 to about 5:1.
US Pat. No. 10,335,623

NON-FLAMMABLE COMPOSITIONS OF CHLORO-TRIFLUOROPROPENE

Arkema Inc., King of Pru...

1. A non-flammable composition comprising (1) greater than 99 wt % 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and (2) from between about 0.02 to 0.7 wt % of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene and (3) from between about 0.00004 to 0. 0002 wt % 3,3,3-trifluoropropene and (4) from about 0.01 to 0.2 wt % 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane wherein said composition is non-flammable at at least one temperature between about 60° C. to about 100° C. when tested in accordance with ASTM 681-09.
US Pat. No. 10,336,648

SLIP COMPOSITION

1. A slip composition including ferromagnetic material having a mean particle size of not more than about 6 microns, a glass frit having a mean particle size of not more than 6 microns, and a methanol vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,336,904

COMPOSITION OF A BLEND OF POLYAMIDE AND POLYESTER RESINS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Auber...

1. A resin blend composition of a polyamide resin and of a polyester resin, the composition comprising:a) from 1 wt. % to 98 wt. % of a thermoplastic polyamide resin;
b) from 1 wt. % to 98 wt. % of a thermoplastic polyester resin comprising a homopolymer or a copolymer that is obtained by condensation of a dicarboxylic acid or its derivatives that can form an ester, with a diol or its derivatives that can form an ester, or a mixture thereof, wherein the thermoplastic polyester resin comprises at least one C2-C20 aliphatic glycol as the diol monomer;
c) from 0.01 wt. % to 10 wt. % of an epoxy resin having an epoxy equivalent weight (EEW) ranging from 2100 g/eq and 6000 g/eq; and
d) from 1 wt. % to 40 wt. % of a red phosphorus fireproofing agent,wherein the weight percentages are based on the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,340,492

ULTRAHIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE STRETCHED POROUS FILM

TOSOH CORPORATION, Shuna...

1. An ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene stretched microporous film, which comprises at least an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity ([?]) of at least 7 dl/g and at most 60 dl/g, and which has a porosity of at least 10% and at most 70% and a breaking stress of at least 1 MPa when melt-stretched at 150° C.
US Pat. No. 10,334,855

MODIFIED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AND THEIR USES

AGBIOME, INC., Research ...

1. A composition comprising (1) a a dried biological control agent and (2) a fungicide, a pesticide, an insecticide, or a herbicide, wherein said dried biological control agent is deposited as NRRL No. B-50897 and is a viable Pseudomonas chlororaphis strain, wherein said dried biological control agent and said fungicide, pesticide, insecticide, or herbicide are provided in an amount effective to control a plant pathogen.
US Pat. No. 10,335,367

USE OF SELECTED ANTICHOLINERGIC ZWITTERIONS

BODOR LABORATORIES, INC.,...

1. A method for slowing progression of myopia in a child aged from about 6 to about 18 who is afflicted therewith, said method comprising topically administering to the eyes of said child, at least once per week for a time period of at least one year, an effective amount of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of:(a) (2R, 3?R) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;
(b) (2R, 3'S) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;
(c) (2R, 1?R) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt; and
(d) (2R, 1'S) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;said at least one compound being optionally administered in the form of an ophthalmic composition comprising said effective amount of said compound and a non-toxic, ophthalmically acceptable carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,336,649

CERAMIC COMPOSITION FOR COATING METALLIC SURFACES, METHOD AND RESULTING CERAMIC LAYER

TORRECID, S.A., Alcora (...

1. A ceramic composition for the coating of metallic surfaces by means of thermal treatment that comprises:a. at least one frit whose percentage by weight is between 40% and 82%,
b. at least one refractory compound with a melting point higher than 1600° C., and
c. at least one synthetic compound comprising one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Cu, Fe, Mo, Mn Cr, and a combination thereof;
wherein the composition by weight of the at least one frit comprises SiO2 between 55% and 70% by weight, R2O between 7% and 20% by weight, RO between 0% and 15% by weight, MOx between 0% and 8% by weight, MO2 between 0% and 7% by weight, Al2O3 0.5% and 8% by weight, and B2O3 between 3% and 10% by weight; where R2O represents at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of Li2O, Na2O, K2O and a combination thereof, where RO represents at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of ZnO, MgO, CaO, BaO and a combination thereof, where MOx represents at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of CuO, MnO2, Fe2O3, MoO3, CoO, NiO and a combination thereof, and where MO2 represents at least one oxide selected from the group consisting of TiO, CeO2 and a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,336,905

ORGANIC SILICON RESIN COMPOSITION, WHITE PREPREG AND WHITE LAMINATE USING SAME

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A white prepreg comprising a reinforcing material and a silicone resin composition comprising an organosilicone resin composition, wherein the organosilicone resin composition consists of the following components:100 parts by weight of a condensation type silicone resin;
5-60 parts by weight of a white filler;
0.0001-2 parts by weight of a catalyst; and
0.1-10 parts by weight of an adjuvant;
wherein the condensation type silicone resin is a methylphenyl silicone resin with R/Si=1.2-1.7 (molar ratio) and Ph/(Me+Ph)=0.2-0.6 (molar ratio),
wherein the white filler is any one or a mixture of at least two of alumina, titanium dioxide, aluminum hydroxide, silica or zinc oxide, and
wherein the silicone resin composition is attached to the reinforcing material after impregnation and drying.
US Pat. No. 10,340,493

SEPARATOR FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Smasung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A separator for a rechargeable battery, the separator comprising:a porous substrate, and
a heat-resistant layer on at least one surface of the porous substrate
wherein the heat-resistant layer includes a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 or a cross-linked product thereof:
(R)n1—Ar—OH  [Chemical Formula 1]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
Ar is a C6 to C20 aryl group;
n1 is an integer ranging from 5 to 19;
the Rs are the same or different and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C50 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C50 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heterocyclic group, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, or a combination thereof; and
at least one R is a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkenyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,334,856

NON-TOXIC PEST CONTROL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS AND USES THEREOF

Neozyme International, In...

1. A method of controlling a population of invertebrate pests, the method comprising applying an effective amount of a pest control composition to the population of the invertebrate pests and/or one or more locations where control of the population of the invertebrate pests is desired, the composition comprising a treated, fermented yeast supernatant including bio-nutrients, minerals and amino acids, and about 1% to about 15% by weight of one or more nonionic surfactants,wherein application of the composition creates microbubbles that increase oxygen dispersion resulting in higher dissolved oxygen levels and accelerate molecular interactions that mediate cleavage of chemical bonds,
wherein the treated, fermented yeast supernatant lacks any active enzymes, activatable pro-enzymes, or any enzymatic activity,
wherein the composition lacks any active enzymes, activatable pro-enzymes, or any enzymatic activity, and
wherein the composition has a pH below 5.0.
US Pat. No. 10,335,368

ULTRASOUND-TRIGGERABLE AGENTS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of delivering an effective amount of a therapeutic agent to an individual in need thereof comprising administering to the individual a device comprising:(a) a hydrogel scaffold having a density of polymer within the hydrogel scaffold of about 1 mg/mL to about 50 mg/mL; and
(b) an emulsion comprising a first population of perfluorocarbon (PFC) droplets comprising a first therapeutic agent in the interior thereof, said first population of PFC droplets being within the hydrogel scaffold and having the property of vaporizing at a first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold; the device further comprising
a second population of PFC droplets comprising a second therapeutic agent in the interior thereof, said second population of PFC droplets being within the hydrogel scaffold and having the property of vaporizing at a second ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold that is different than the first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold, and
exposing the hydrogel scaffold to the first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold to deliver the first therapeutic agent,
wherein the concentration of the first population of PFC droplets is sufficient to result in acoustic shadowing upon exposure of the first population of PFC droplets to ultrasound.
US Pat. No. 10,335,625

PHOSPHATE FIRE-EXTINGUISHING COMPOSITION

1. A phosphate fire extinguishing composition, wherein the fire extinguishing composition contains a phosphate compound, a flame-retardant extinguishing component, which enhances a fire extinguishing effect of the fire extinguishing composition and an additive, andthe components and their contents in the fire extinguishing composition include:
phosphate compound 30%˜95%,
flame-retardant extinguishing component 5%˜60%, and
additive 1%˜10%,
the phosphate compound is ferric phosphate; and
the phosphate fire extinguishing composition is spheres, sheets, strips, blocks or honeycombs.
US Pat. No. 10,336,138

RUBBER COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, CROSSLINKED RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber composition containing a zinc oxide and a carbon black having a surface average acidic functional group amount (?eq/m2) of 0.15 or more and less than 3.00, wherein:the zinc oxide comprises both a zinc oxide having an average primary particle size of 10 to 200 nm and zinc oxide having an average primary particle size of 200 to 800 nm, and
a total volume of aggregates of the zinc oxide with a diameter of 20 ?m or more is 0.008 or less in the rubber composition by volume fraction.
US Pat. No. 10,334,857

CHROMOBACTERIUM SPECIES WITH INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITY

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of killing insect larvae comprising applying a biocontrol agent in an amount effective to kill said insect larvae, wherein said biocontrol agent comprises a carrier and an insecticidal composition selected from the group consisting of isolated Chromobacterium phragmitis strain 113-1 deposited with the accession number NRRL B-67133, culture media in which said C. phragmitis strain grew, and a combination thereof, wherein said biocontrol agent is applied to an area in which said insect larvae are present or onto an object in said area and wherein said insecticidal composition comprised in the biocontrol agent kills said insect larvae after said insect larvae ingests said insecticidal composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,369

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A DELIVERY AGENT AND PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A process of producing by dry granulation a granule comprising a salt of N-(8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino)caprylic acid and a lubricant, wherein said process comprises the steps:a) mixing said salt of N-(8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino)caprylic acid and said lubricant for more than 5 minutes; and
b) optionally roller compacting the mixture of step a, wherein the granule produced by said process does not contain a pharmaceutically active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,336,907

CRUMB RUBBER MODIFIED BITUMEN AND PROCESS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF

Indian Oil Corporation Li...

1. A crumb rubber modified bitumen composition comprising:(a) Asphalt in the range of 50 to 90% by weight of the composition;
(b) crumb rubber in the range of 5 to 30% by weight of the composition;
(c) PET derivatives in the range of 0.1 to 10% by weight of the composition; and
(d) bi-functional reactive compounds in the range of 0.1 to 10% by weight of the total composition;
wherein, Asphalt is having penetration in the range of 30 to 150 dmm;
wherein the bi-functional reactive compounds are selected from pimelic acid, suberic acid, azelaic acid, sebacic acid and dodecanedioic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,334,858

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE IMPROVED PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY OF RNA BY EFFICIENT TRANSCRIPTION TERMINATION

1. A transcriptional terminator sequence comprising a nucleic acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 13, 18, and 21-23.
US Pat. No. 10,335,370

CONTROLLED RELEASE COMPOSITION

1. A controlled release implantable pharmaceutical composition comprising a plurality of microparticles distributed or embedded in a matrix, wherein:the plurality of microparticles comprises poly(L-lactide acid) and a first active agent;
the matrix comprises poly(lactide-co-glycolide acid);
the plurality of microparticles have a diameter ranging from about 120 ?m to about 1000 ?m; and
wherein the controlled release implantable pharmaceutical composition is manufactured by a method comprising the steps of:
preparing the plurality of microparticles;
applying the plurality of microparticles to a matrix-forming composition comprising poly(lactide-co-glycolide acid) to form a mixture;
heating the matrix-forming composition to a temperature Tm wherein 76° C. cooling down to form the controlled release implantable pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,336,652

ENHANCING CALCINED CLAY USE WITH INORGANIC BINDERS

GCP Applied Technologies ...

1. A cementitious composition, comprising:a hydratable cement, limestone, or mixture thereof in the amount of 95 to 30% by weight based on the total dry weight of the composition;
a calcined clay comprising Fe2O3 in an amount of 1% to 15% by weight of the calcined clay, the calcined clay being present in the amount of 5% to 70% based on the total dry weight of the cementitious composition; and
at least one tertiary alkanolamine comprising diethanolisopropanolamine (DEIPA) in the amount of 0.002% to 0.2% by weight based on the total dry weight of the cementitious composition.
US Pat. No. 10,334,859

METHOD AND PESTICIDAL MIXTURES FOR CONTROLLING PENTATOMIDAE PESTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A pesticidal mixture comprising as active compounds1) at least one compound (I), which is a component of the ginkgo tree selected from the group consisting of bilobalide, ginkgolide A, ginkgolide B, ginkgolide C, ginkgolide J and ginkgolide M,
and
2) alpha-cypermethrin;
in a synergistically effective amount, wherein the weight ratio of compound I and alpha-cypermethrin is from 5000:1 to 1:5.
US Pat. No. 10,335,371

SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM SUITABLE FOR USE AS DRINKING WATER MEDICATION

Universiteit Gent, (BE) ...

1. A method for the preparation of a spray-dried solid pharmaceutical multiparticulate dosage form, the method comprising:preparing a suspension comprising a pharmaceutical non-solubilized active ingredient, a non-ionic surfactant having an Hydrophilic Lipophilic Balance (HLB) of at least 8 and water;
milling the suspension;
adding a maltodextrin to the milled suspension; and
spray-drying the milled suspension.
US Pat. No. 10,336,909

COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS AND METHODS OF COATING SAME

The Sherwin-Williams Comp...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:providing a latex-based acrylic coating composition that comprises a surfactant, a crosslinker, and a latex; wherein the latex includes one or more polymers formed from ethylenically unsaturated monomers; wherein the ethylenically unsaturated monomers include one or more monomers selected from alkyl acrylates and methacrylates, one or more acid-functional monomers, optionally one or more oxirane-group containing monomers, and optionally one or more difunctional (meth)acrylate monomers; wherein acrylamide, methacrylamide, N-isobutoxymethyl acrylamide, or N-butoxymethyl acrylamide are not present in ethylenically unsaturated monomers polymerized in aqueous medium to form the latex; and wherein the coating composition is not made using PVC compounds and is substantially free of mobile and bound bisphenol A;
spray applying the coating composition onto an interior surface of an aluminum beverage can including a body portion and an end portion; and
curing the coating composition to form a cured coating that exhibits (i) a global extraction result of less than 50 ppm and (ii) a metal exposure of less than 3 mA on average when the can is filled with 1% NaCl in deionized water and tested pursuant to the Initial Metal Exposure test method disclosed herein.
US Pat. No. 10,335,373

TAMPER RESISTANT AND DOSE-DUMPING RESISTANT PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM

GRUNENTHAL GMBH, Aachen ...

18. A process for the production of a tamper-resistant pharmaceutical dosage form comprising a pharmacologically active ingredient embedded in a prolonged release matrix, which comprises a prolonged release matrix material selected from the group consisting of nonionic acrylic polymers and which provides prolonged release of the pharmacologically active ingredient, wherein the prolonged release matrix material is employed in the form of an aqueous dispersion, and the pharmaceutical dosage form not comprising either ethyl cellulose or an ionic acrylic polymer, andwherein:
(a) the pharmaceutical dosage form is monolithic, has a breaking strength of at least 300 N, and has an extension in any direction of at least 2.0 mm; or
(b) the pharmaceutical dosage form is oligoparticulate or multiparticulate, comprising a plurality of individual particulates, wherein at least a fraction of the individual particulates have a breaking strength of at least 300 N, and wherein individual particulates comprising the pharmacologically active ingredient have an extension in any direction of at least 2.0 mm;
said process comprising extruding a homogeneous mixture comprising the pharmacologically active ingredient and the prolonged release matrix material in the presence of water, and evaporating the water in the course of extrusion.
US Pat. No. 10,334,862

METHODS FOR PRESERVING PROCESSED MEATS

The Hillshire Brands Comp...

1. A method comprising:forming a first portion of meat by adding Propionibacterium to a meat substrate;
artificially inducing glycolysis in the meat substrate;
incubating the first portion of meat to achieve a first propionic concentration in excess of 1% wt.;
after the incubating, mixing the first portion of meat with a second portion of meat to form a third portion of meat, wherein the third portion of meat has a third propionic acid concentration of 0.1%-1% wt., inclusive.
US Pat. No. 10,336,912

METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND USING AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE/POLYACRYLATE HYBRID DISPERSIONS AND USE OF SAID AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE/POLYACRYLATE HYBRID DISPERSIONS IN COATING AGENTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. An aqueous polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersion obtained by radical polymerization of an acrylate polymer (A1) in the presence of at least one polyurethane (P1) and at least one initiator system,wherein the at least one polyurethane (P1) has a content of polyalkylene oxide of at least 10 g/kg of polyurethane and a content of a sulfonated material of at least 25 mmol per kg of polyurethane and the acrylate polymer (A1) has a glass transition temperature of from ?50° C. to 50° C. and the mass fraction of the polyurethane is at least 5% and no more than 95% based on the total weight of the polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid,
wherein the acrylate polymer (A1) comprises
(a) at least two monomers M1 having a glass transition temperature of ?25° C., and
(b) at least two monomers M2 having a glass transition temperature of ?25° C., and
(c) optionally a monomer M3,
wherein the polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersions comprise long-chain alkanol-based polyethylene oxides and sodium salts of 2-aminoethyl-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,335,375

ANTI-OVERINGESTION ABUSE DETERRENT COMPOSITIONS

Patheon Softgels, Inc., ...

1. An oral pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) about 50% to about 70% by mass of glyceryl monolinoleate;
(b) about 2% to 50% by mass ion exchanger;
(c) about 25% to about 40% by mass of a polyethylene oxide having a molecular weight (Mv) of about 1,000,000 to about 7,000,000; and
(d) about 1% to 20% by mass of one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), wherein 15% or about 30% of the API is in a free form and 70% or about 85% of the API is bound to the ion exchanger.
US Pat. No. 10,336,657

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CURING CONCRETE

Advanced Concrete Technol...

1. A method for curing concrete, comprising:applying a composition including at least one hardening and densifying agent blended with a temporary moisture sealing agent to a surface of fresh concrete, the at least one hardening and densifying agent entering pores in the surface of the fresh concrete, the temporary moisture sealing agent remaining substantially on the surface of the fresh concrete;
curing the fresh concrete with the temporary moisture sealing agent on the surface and holding water within the fresh concrete; and
reacting one or more materials of the at least one hardening and densifying agent with free lime at or near the surface of the fresh concrete to provide a hardened and densified surface,
the temporary moisture sealing agent capable of breaking down and self-dissipating to facilitate its compete removal from the surface of the fresh concrete less than a month after its application as a film to the surface of the fresh concrete to expose the hardened and densified surface.
US Pat. No. 10,336,913

CURABLE SILICONE COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT THEREOF, AND OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

DOW CORNING TORAY CO., LT...

1. A curable silicone composition comprising:(A) a diorganopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule and containing siloxane units represented by the formula: R12SiO2/2 wherein each R1 independently represents an aryl group;
(B) at least two types of resinous organopolysiloxanes having different mass average molecular weights based on standard polystyrene conversion gel permeation chromatography, and each comprising siloxane units represented by the formula: SiO4/2, siloxane units represented by the formula: R22R3SiO1/2 wherein each R2 independently represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group lacking aliphatic unsaturated bonds and each R3 independently represents an alkenyl group, and siloxane units represented by the formula: R23SiO1/2 wherein R2 is as defined above, in an amount of 10 to 100 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of component (A);
(C) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, in an amount so that the amount of silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in component (C) is from 0.1 to 10 mol per 1 mol of total alkenyl groups in components (A) and (B); and
(D) a catalytic amount of hydrosilylation reaction catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,335,376

RALOXIFENE SPRINKLE COMPOSITION

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. A sprinkle capsule composition comprising a plurality of particulates, wherein each particulate comprises:a) a core comprising raloxifene; and
b) a taste-masking coating over the core to form coated cores having a D90 particle size of less than or equal to 900 ?m;
wherein, the particulates are stable when sprinkled on a soft food and wherein raloxifene is present in an amount from about 10% to about 80% based on the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,336,658

PULL MAT

IFG EXELTO NV, Ghent (Zw...

1. A pull mat for tunnel composting comprising:a layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads oriented in the longitudinal direction of the pull mat, the layer consisting of a multitude of straight, individual threads which are placed essentially parallel to each other in a single plane, the straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads being spaced apart from each other,
a layer of open material being a woven fabric having warp and weft threads, and
a further layer of open material being a woven fabric having warp and weft threads,
wherein the layer of open material and the further layer of open material are positioned on opposite sides of the layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads, wherein the layer of open material is arranged to face a compostable material and the further layer of open material is arranged to face a floor of the composting tunnel,
wherein warp and/or weft threads of the woven fabric of said layer of open material being part of the woven fabric of said further layer of open material so that the woven fabric of said layer of open material and the woven fabric of said further layer of open material form an interconnecting woven structure sandwiching the layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads, and
wherein the pull mat as an air permeability of at least 1200 l/m sec, as determined according to ISO 9237-1995 at a pressure difference of 100 Pa.
US Pat. No. 10,335,377

OVER-PATCH HAVING IMPROVED COMPATIBILITY AND A LONG ADHESION DURATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID OVER-PATCH

LTS Lohmann Therapie-Syst...

1. A medical product comprising (1) a central compartment and (2) an active-ingredient-free overplaster,wherein said medical product is a diagnostic agent, and
wherein said overplaster comprises
a) a water vapor-permeable backing layer and
b) a pressure-sensitive, acting-ingredient-free polymer layer, and
wherein said central compartment comprises a diagnostic apparatus and is pressure-sensitively adhered to a releasable release liner such that said central compartment can be applied directly to the skin after removal of said releasable release liner,
said overplaster fixes the central compartment and overhangs said central compartment on all sides and the active-ingredient-free polymer layer comprises non-amine-resistant, highly water vapor-permeable polysiloxanes, polyacrylates or vinyl acetate-acrylate copolymers without free acid groups or with an acid number of less than 1, styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymers present in combination with at least one of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins and oils, or styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers present in combination with at least one of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins and oils.
US Pat. No. 10,336,659

QUICK DRYING POLYMERIC COATING

VERDESIAN LIFE SCIENCES, ...

1. A fertilizer product comprising a quantity of a solid fertilizer having a coating composition applied to a surface thereof, wherein said coating composition comprises an aqueous dispersion, wherein said aqueous dispersion comprises about 20-50% by weight of a polycarboxylated polymer and about 0.5-5% by weight of boric acid.
US Pat. No. 10,336,915

ANAEROBICALLY CURABLE COMPOSITIONS

1. An anaerobically curable composition comprising:(a) a (meth)acrylate component;
(b) a cure inducing component; and
(c) at least one stabilizer comprising:at least one C6-C50 aliphatic chain, derived from a fatty acid, said stabilizer further comprising at least 2 nitrogen atoms and at least 4 carboxy groups.
US Pat. No. 10,335,378

INHIBITION OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM EFFECTS FROM SMOKING AND SENSORY EFFECTS FROM SMOKING

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A smoking cessation treatment, comprising administering to the trachea and/or buccal mucosa of a human subject an effective amount of a product comprising an effective amount of an active ingredient consisting of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of bornyl acetate, isobornyl acetate, mono-bornyl succinate, mono-isobornyl succinate, mono-bornyl formate, and mono-isobornyl formate; wherein the product is free of nicotine, caffeine, and menthyl valerate, wherein the human is a smoker, and wherein the active ingredient is present in an amount from about 9 milligrams to about 24 milligrams.
US Pat. No. 10,340,504

METAL AIR BATTERY

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A metal-air battery comprising:a housing;
at least one hollow-cylindrical cathode arranged in the housing between an air chamber and an electrolyte chamber;
at least one metallic anode arranged in the electrolyte chamber;
an air path leading through the housing from an air inlet of the housing, which is fluidically connected to the air chamber, to an air outlet of the housing, which is fluidically connected to the air chamber;
an air supply device for generating an air flow following the air path impinging on the at least one hollow-cylindrical cathode;
an electrolyte path leading through the housing from an electrolyte inlet of the housing, which is fluidically connected to the electrolyte chamber, to an electrolyte outlet of the housing, which is fluidically connected to the electrolyte chamber; and
an electrolyte supply device for generating an electrolyte flow following the electrolyte path impinging on the at least one metallic anode and the at least one hollow-cylindrical cathode.
US Pat. No. 10,336,918

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An adhesive composition containing:a latex consisting essentially of: (i) a highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) which has ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units 10 to 55 wt %, conjugated diene monomer units 25 to 89 wt %, ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid monoester monomer units 1 to 20 wt %, and the highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) has an iodine value of 120 or less, and (ii) water; and
polyethyleneimine, wherein:
a solid content in the latex is 5 to 60 wt %, and
a content of the polyethyleneimine is 0.1 to 40 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the highly saturated nitrile rubber (A).
US Pat. No. 10,334,869

METHOD FOR INCREASING CONCENTRATION OF AVENANTHRAMIDES IN OATS

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN ...

1. A method of increasing avenanthramide content in oat seeds, the method comprising:(a) dry-heating the oat seeds at a temperature of 30 to 40° C. for 48 to 72 hours then at a temperature of about 70° C. for 144 to 168 hours to produce oat seeds in a state of secondary dormancy; and
(b) steeping the oat seeds from step (a) at a temperature from 4 to 40° C. for from 96 to 120 hours resulting in a false malting of the oat seeds,
wherein the false malting increases the avenanthramide concentration, without germination of the oat seeds.
US Pat. No. 10,335,381

STABILIZED FORMULATION OF TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

University of Mississippi...

1. A storage stable therapeutic composition for topical administration comprising:about 0.01 to 0.3% by weight triamcinolone acetonide;
about 0.25 to about 6% by weight lidocaine hydrochloride;
a base, the base comprising a water soluble salt of a copolymer of a lower alkyl vinyl ether and maleic acid or anhydride and a polyalkylene glycol;
wherein the composition is free from butylated hydroxytoluene and free from butylated hydroxyanisole.
US Pat. No. 10,336,663

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION AND USE OF SUSPENSIONS OF CHEMICALLY-TREATED SOLID OXIDES IN AN OLEFIN-DERIVED LIQUID MEDIUM

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A process comprising:(a) contacting a first olefin feedstock comprising a first C4-C20 alpha-olefin with a first catalyst system in a first reaction zone to form a first oligomer product;
(b) discharging a first reaction zone effluent comprising the first oligomer product from the first reaction zone;
(c) (i) isolating an effluent fraction by removing at least a portion of the first catalyst system from the first reaction zone effluent, or (ii) deactivating the first catalyst system to form a deactivated first catalyst system, and isolating an effluent fraction by removing at least a portion of the deactivated first catalyst system from the first reaction zone effluent;
(d) isolating the first oligomer product by removing at least a portion of unreacted first C4-C20 alpha-olefin from the effluent fraction;
(e) contacting a suspension of a second chemically-treated solid oxide in a liquid medium, a second metallocene compound, a second organoaluminum compound, and a second olefin feedstock comprising a second C4-C20 alpha-olefin, in a second reaction zone to form a second oligomer product, wherein the liquid medium comprises at least a portion of the effluent fraction and/or at least a portion of the first oligomer product;
(f) discharging a second reaction zone effluent comprising the second oligomer product from the second reaction zone, the second oligomer product comprising a light fraction comprising C26 and lower oligomers, and a heavy oligomer product comprising C28 and higher oligomers;
(g) isolating the heavy oligomer product from the second oligomer product; and
(h) hydrogenating at least a portion of the heavy oligomer product to produce a hydrogenated heavy oligomer product.
US Pat. No. 10,334,870

PROCESSING OF WHOLE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, PROCESSING OF SIDE-STREAM INGREDIENTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, AND USE OF THE PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN BEVERAGE AND FOOD PRODUCTS

TROPICANA PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method of processing pomace comprisingobtaining a pomace press cake by extracting juice from a fruit, vegetable, or combinations thereof;
hydrating the pomace press cake;
acidifying the pomace press cake with an organic acid;
micro-grinding the hydrated, acidified pomace press cake to reduce the particle size of the pomace to less than 250 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,336,920

FOAMABLE HOT MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF

1. A foamed adhesive comprising about 20 to about 80 V/V % of foamed gas or air and 80 to about 20 V/V % of an adhesive composition prepared with(a) a hot melt adhesive comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of ethylene-acrylate, polyolefin, and mixtures thereof, and optionally a wax, a tackifier, a plasticizer, and an additive;
(b) from about [3] to about 10 wt % of an olefin block copolymer having a melt index of equal to or greater than 5 g/10 min measured in accordance with ASTM D1238 at 190° C. and a DSC melting point greater than 100° C.; and
(c) optionally, from about 0.05 to about 10 wt % of a foam cell promoter;
wherein the ratio of the polymer in the hot melt adhesive to the olefin block copolymer is in the range of about 20:1 to about 2:1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,665

YIELDS IN XYLENE ISOMERIZATION USING LAYER MFI ZEOLITES

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,334,872

SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCT, SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCT IN THE FORM OF A SHEET, EXTRUDABLE TOBACCO COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCT, METHOD FOR DELIVERING SUPER BIOAVAILABLE NICOTINE CONTAINED IN TOBACCO TO A USER, AND PACKAG

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

1. A smokeless tobacco product comprising a sheet made by extruding or hot melt shaping a nonaqueous composition comprising at least one water soluble thermoplastic polymer and tobacco, wherein the tobacco is present in an amount of less than 100 mg in a single dose of the product such that a user's maximum measured nicotine plasma concentration is greater than 4 ng/ml, the sheet comprising a matrix comprising the at least one thermoplastic polymer and the tobacco distributed in the matrix, the matrix being soluble in a user's mouth and resulting in sustained release of nicotine to the user.
US Pat. No. 10,335,384

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MAGNOLIA, PHELLODENDRON, THEANINE AND/OR WHEY PROTEIN

NUTRAMAX LABORATORIES, IN...

1. An anxiolytic composition, comprising a combination of L-theanine, a whey protein, an extract of magnolia, and an extract of phellodendron provided in amounts synergistically effective to modulate one or more neurotransmitters.
US Pat. No. 10,336,922

COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ETHYLENE POLYMERS

Kraton Chemical, LLC, Ja...

1. A composition comprising,(a) a polymer derived from ethylene polymer derived from at least one polar monomer with one or more ester groups, which polymerize with ethylene, and
(b) a rosin ester having a hydroxyl number and an acid number,
wherein the sum of the hydroxyl number and the acid number of the rosin ester is eighteen or less;
wherein the rosin ester has a PAN number of eight or less, an acid number of ten or less, and a weight average molecular weight from 800 g/mol to 2000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,335,385

COMPOSITION CONTAINING NON-POLAR COMPOUNDS

Virun, Inc., Pomona, CA ...

1. A liquid emulsion concentrate composition, comprising:an emulsion stabilizer that is a fatty acid-modified carbohydrate-based macromolecule in an amount between more than 1% and up to 5%, by weight, of the concentrate composition;
a surfactant that is a PEG-derivative of Vitamin E, wherein the surfactant is present in an amount between 3% and 16%, by weight, of the concentrate composition;
a polar solvent in an amount between 40% and 60%, by weight, of the concentrate composition; and
one or more non-polar compounds that comprise non-polar active ingredients selected from among polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, omega-9 fatty acids, conjugated fatty acids, coenzyme Q-containing active ingredients, alpha lipoic acid, carotenoid-containing active ingredients and phytochemicals, wherein the one or more non-polar compounds is/are present in a total amount between 35% and 50%, inclusive, by weight, of the concentrate composition.
US Pat. No. 10,336,924

PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE PATTERN FORMED THERFROM

Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Lt...

8. An pressure sensitive adhesive pattern comprising a cured product of the pressure sensitive adhesive composition according to claim 1 and having a Tg of 0° C. or less, wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive pattern is a photoresist pattern.
US Pat. No. 10,335,387

METHOD FOR TREATING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITH ISOTHIOCYANATE FUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS

The William M. Yarbrough ...

1. A method for treating an infectious disease, comprising the step of:administering an isothiocyanate functional surfactant to a patient having an infectious disease.
US Pat. No. 10,336,669

METHOD FOR PREPARING HEXAFLUOROBUTADIENE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A process for the preparation of hexafluorobutadiene comprising the stages of:a) hydrodechlorination of hexachlorobutadiene in order to form a first stream comprising 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobutadiene and optionally unreacted hexachlorobutadiene,
b) fluorination of said first stream comprising 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobutadiene obtained in stage a) in order to form a second stream comprising 1,1,2,3,4,4-hexafluorobutane,
c) dehydrogenation of said second stream comprising 1,1,2,3,4,4-hexafluorobutane in order to form a third stream comprising hexafluorobutadiene.
US Pat. No. 10,336,925

POLYESTER POLYOLS FOR REACTIVE HOT-MELT ADHESIVES

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A semi-crystalline polyester polyol comprising recurring units of:(a) a C2-C10 aliphatic diol;
(b) a C8-C24 aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and
(c) (i) an aromatic dicarboxylic acid source consisting of recycled polyethylene terephthalate,
(ii) bisphenol A polycarbonate, or
(iii) a combination of (i) and (ii);
wherein 5 to 15 wt. % of the recycled polyethylene terephthalate or the bisphenol A polycarbonate is used based on the combined amounts of components (b) and (c);
wherein the polyol has a hydroxyl number within the range of 14 to 112 mg KOH/g;
and wherein the polyol has a crystallization temperature within the range of ?20° C. to 35° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry during a heating or cooling cycle at 10° C. per minute.
US Pat. No. 10,338,463

MASK FOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A mask for photolithography comprising:a transparent substrate;
a light blocking material across the transparent substrate comprising a plurality of first openings and a plurality of second openings spaced apart from the first opening;
a phase shift pattern on the transparent substrate and configured to change a phase of light, wherein the phase shift pattern is located in the plurality of first openings and not located in the plurality of second openings;
a dielectric layer on the transparent substrate; and
a negative refractive-index meta material layer on the dielectric layer.
US Pat. No. 10,336,670

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH-OCTANE COMPONENTS FROM OLEFINS FROM CATALYTIC CRACKING

1. A method for producing a high-octane component of motor fuels from olefin-containing gas mixtures characterized in that an olefin-containing mixture comprising C2-C4 alkanes and olefins is oxidized with nitrous oxide, followed by an isolation of a product mixture as the high-octane component.
US Pat. No. 10,336,926

OXAZOLINE-BASED ADHESIVE FORMULATIONS

Sanford, L.P., Atlanta, ...

11. A method of making an adhesive formulation, comprising:combining at least one oxazoline polymer and casein to form an adhesive formulation,
wherein the casein is in the form of a casein solution comprising casein in an amount from about 10 percent to about 40 percent, by weight of the solution, and
wherein the casein solution further comprises an organic amine and deionized water.
US Pat. No. 10,338,464

PHOTOMASK INCLUDING TRANSFER PATTERNS FOR REDUCING A THERMAL STRESS

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon (K...

1. A photomask comprising:a light transmission substrate;
a plurality of pattern regions disposed over the light transmission substrate, a shape of the plurality of pattern regions being transferred onto a wafer during an exposure process; and
a light blocking region surrounding the plurality of pattern regions,
wherein each of the plurality of pattern regions is a light transmitting region that exposes a portion of the light transmission substrate,
wherein the light blocking region includes first light blocking patterns that respectively surround the plurality of pattern regions to have closed loop shapes and second light blocking patterns that are disposed between adjacent first light blocking patterns, adjacent second light blocking patterns being spaced apart from each other by a first distance in a first direction, and
wherein the first light blocking patterns have a first thickness and the second light blocking patterns have a second thickness which is smaller than the first thickness.
US Pat. No. 10,335,389

BERAPROST-CONTAINING PATCH

TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD....

1. A patch comprising a pasty preparation consisting of beraprost or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, a water-soluble polymer, a polyhydric alcohol, a cross-linking agent, and, optionally, one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of:one or more pH adjusters selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, formic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, oxalic acid, benzoic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, citric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, methylamine, ethylamine, propylamine, dimethylamine, diethylamine, dipropylamine, trimethylamine, triethylamine, tripropylamine, monomethanolamine, monoethanolamine, monopropanolamine, dimethanolamine, diethanolamine, dipropanolamine, trimethanolamine, triethanolamine, and tripropanolamine;
one or more humectants selected from the group consisting of a saccharide and a high-absorbent resin;
one or more excipients selected from the group consisting of kaolin, diatomaceous earth, hydrous silica, zinc oxide, anhydrous silicic acid, talc, titanium, bentonite, aluminum silicate, titanium oxide, aluminum metasilicate, magnesium silicate, light anhydrous silicic acid, calcium hydrogen phosphate, calcium sulfate, magnesium carbonate, and calcium phosphate;
one or more stabilizing agents selected from the group consisting of an edetate, sodium citrate, gluconic acid, a parahydroxybenzoate, and tartaric acid;
one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate, sorbitan monooleate, glycerin fatty acid ester, polyglycerin fatty acid ester, sorbitan fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene sorbitol fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene castor oil, polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil, polyoxyethylene alkyl ether, alkyl ether carboxylate, alkanesulfonate, fatty acid monoglyceride sulfate, fatty acid amide amine salt, and benzethonium; and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,338,465

PELLICLE FRAME AND PELLICLE

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A pellicle frame comprising:a frame base, and
a polymer coating layer coating at least an inner circumferential surface of the frame base, the polymer coating layer comprising an outermost polymer layer on a side farthest away from the frame base and one or more inner polymer layers between the frame base and the outermost polymer layer,
wherein at least one of the one or more inner polymer layers contains particles, and the outmost polymer layer contains no particles or has a particle concentration lower than a highest particle concentration among the one or more inner polymer layers.
US Pat. No. 10,335,390

SECNIDAZOLE FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Symbiomix Therapeutics, L...

1. A method of treating bacterial vaginosis in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of secnidazole in a microgranule formulation, wherein the therapeutically effective amount of secnidazole is an amount of secnidazole that exhibits a maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of about 34.5 ?g/ml to about 58.3 ?g/ml, or about 17.4 ?g/ml to about 26.5 ?g/ml in the subject, wherein the microgranule formulation comprises a plurality of microgranules having a particle size in the range of 400 micrometers to 841 micrometers, and wherein secnidazole is the sole drug in the microgranule formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,336,672

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NEOPENTYL GLYCOL

ClearWaterBay Technology,...

1. A method for producing neopentyl glycol from isobutyraldehyde, formaldehyde, and hydrogen, comprising the steps of:controlling the composition of feed to a first reaction step such that a homogeneous solution is formed, where the composition of the feed to the first reaction step is controlled such that a homogeneous solution is formed by adding a solvent that is miscible with both isobutyraldehyde and water, and where the solvent is comprised of neopentyl glycol at a concentration of 10% to 30% by weight in the feed to the first reaction step;
introducing the homogeneous solution to an aldol condensation reactor in the first reaction step, where at least a portion of the isobutyraldehyde and formaldehyde undergo an aldol condensation reaction to form a reaction mixture comprising hydroxypivaldehyde, in the presence of a suitable solid catalyst;
separating excess and unreacted aldehydes from the reaction mixture and recycling the aldehydes to the aldol condensation reactor;
contacting hydroxypivaldehyde with hydrogen in a hydrogenation reactor in a second reaction step, where hydroxypivaldehyde is converted to neopentyl glycol in the presence of a suitable hydrogenation catalyst;
isolating highly pure neopentyl glycol from the reaction mixture from the hydrogenation reactor; and
recovering neopentyl glycol from the reaction mixture from the hydrogenation reactor, so that the neopentyl glycol can be recycled to the first reaction step.
US Pat. No. 10,336,928

CORROSION INHIBITED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A corrosion-inhibited composition comprising:a major amount of a liquid component selected from the group consisting of water, at least one freezing point depressant and mixtures thereof;
a t-butyl benzoic acid component in an amount in a range of about 1000 to about 35000 mg per liter of the composition;
a mixture of dicarboxylic acids comprising adipic acid, azelaic acid, sebacic acid, seberic acid, pimelic acid, and undecanoic acid, wherein the azelaic acid is present in an amount in a range of about 500 to about 12,500 mg per liter of the composition; and
an aromatic triazole component in an amount in a range of about 100 to about 3500 mg per liter of the composition; and
free of a C8-C12 aliphatic monobasic acid;wherein the composition causes less change in durometer, tensile strength, elongation and/or volume in at least one polymeric component of a cooling system in which the composition is employed relative to a reference composition which includes the C8-C12 aliphatic monobasic acid 2-ethyl hexanoic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,335,391

STABILIZED OXYMETAZOLINE FORMULATIONS AND THEIR USES

ACLARIS THERAPEUTICS, INC...

1. A method of treating facial erythema associated with rosacea in a patient in need of such treatment, comprising topically administering once daily to the site of erythema on the face of the patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising 1.0% w/w oxymetazoline hydrochloride thereof as the sole active ingredient, wherein the patient experiences no rebound or worsening of facial erythema post-treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,336,673

PROCESS FOR CONVERTING METHANOL TO HYDROCARBONS SUITABLE FOR USE AS GASOLINE OR BLENDSTOCK

1. A process for production of a hydrocarbon product suitable for use as gasoline or as a blendstock, said process comprising:converting a feed stream comprising alcohols, ethers or mixtures thereof over a metal-containing zeolite based catalyst, active in dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons, in a conversion step thereby obtaining a conversion effluent,
separating said effluent to obtain an aqueous process condensate stream, a liquid hydrocarbon stream and a gaseous stream,
removing H2 from at least part of the effluent thereby obtaining at least one at least partially H2 depleted recycle stream, wherein removing H2 is via a selective membrane, a selective oxidation step and/or a step wherein a hydrogen scavenger is converted into methanol or water in the presence of H2 and a hydrogenation catalyst, and
recycling the at least one at least partially H2 depleted recycle stream to the conversion step.
US Pat. No. 10,336,929

METHOD OF PRODUCING HEAT CONDUCTIVE SHEET

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A method of producing a heat conductive sheet, the method comprising:dispersing a fibrous filler in a binder resin to prepare a heat conductive sheet-forming composition;
forming a molded block using the prepared heat conductive sheet-forming composition according to an extrusion molding method or a die molding method;
slicing the formed molded block into a sheet;
pressing a sliced surface of the obtained sheet to smooth the sliced surface; and
disposing the smooth sliced surface of the sheet between a heat generating body and a heat dissipator.
US Pat. No. 10,338,468

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN LAMINATE, RESIN PATTERN PRODUCTION METHOD, CURED FILM, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A photosensitive resin laminate comprising a support film, and a photosensitive resin layer including:(A) an alkali-soluble polymer;
(B) a compound having an ethylenic unsaturated double bond; and
(C) a photopolymerization initiator;
wherein the photosensitive resin layer is laminated on the support film,
the photosensitive resin laminate is to be used to form a protective film for a conductor component,
the thickness of the photosensitive resin layer is less than or equal to 20 ?m, and
a cured product of the photosensitive resin layer satisfies the following conditions (1) to (3):
(1) a crosslink density of 1,000 mol/m3 to 8,000 mol/m3;
(2) a Tan ? peak top value of 0.4 or greater; and
(3) a refractive index of 1.50 to 1.60 at a wavelength of 532 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,336,932

MICRO-NANO COMPOSITE PLUGGING AGENT FOR DRILLING FLUID AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND DRILLING FLUID AND USE THEREOF

Southwest Petroleum Unive...

1. A micro-nano composite plugging agent for drilling fluid,containing nanometer calcium carbonate, nanometer zinc oxide whiskers, nanometer emulsified paraffin, a flocculating agent, and a lubricant, wherein in the composite plugging agent, the nanometer calcium carbonate is in 10-36 parts by weight, the nanometer zinc oxide whiskers are in 20-40 parts by weight, the nanometer emulsified paraffin is in 30-70 parts by weight, the flocculating agent is in 1-10 parts by weight, and the lubricant is in 5-20 parts by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,335,395

METHODS OF ADMINISTERING IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS HAVING A SPECIFIED PHARMACODYNAMIC EFFECTIVE LIFE AND THERAPEUTIC MACROMOLECULES FOR THE INDUCTION OF IMMUNE TOLERANCE

Selecta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method comprising:administering an immunosuppressant to a subject in a first class of subjects at an administration dose that provides an administration pharmacodynamic effective-life, with respect to a therapeutic macromolecule, the duration of which pharmacodynamic effective-life ranges from a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 1 month; and
administering the therapeutic macromolecule to the subject within the duration of the administration pharmacodynamic effective-life of the immunosuppressant;
wherein the therapeutic macromolecule and immunosuppressant are not attached to one another, and the therapeutic macromolecule is not attached to a synthetic nanocarrier.
US Pat. No. 10,336,677

CURCUMIN PURIFICATION

BIOPTEQ SPRL, Nandrin (B...

1. A process for purification of curcumin comprising:(i) providing a curcuminoid composition;
(ii) contacting said curcuminoid composition with a basic amino acid or an amino acid derivative to form an amino acid salt of curcumin;
(iii) separating the salt of curcumin; and
(iv) recovering purified curcumin.
US Pat. No. 10,336,934

AQUEOUS CLEANING COMPOSITION AND METHOD

WELLRENEW, LLC, Lafayett...

1. A method of removing a deposit from a hydrocarbon system, comprising the steps of:a) providing a cleaning composition comprising: about 21% to about 33% of sodium metasilicate, about 30% to about 35% of sodium percarbonate or sodium perborate, about 6.7% to about 15% of sodium tripolyphosphate or tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, about 15% to about 29% of sodium carbonate or potassium carbonate, about 1% to about 10% of ethylene diamine tetra acidic acid tetra sodium salt 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid, 2-phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid, or aminotris(methylenephosphonic acid), about 0.4% to about 1.5% of an ethoxy phosphate, about 0.6% to about 2% of a surfactant polymer mixture containing an equal amount of an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer and an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide reverse polymer, and about 0.5% to about 2% of a wetting agent selected from the group consisting of sodium alkane sulfonate, a linear C10 diphenyl oxide disulfonate, and a nonionic ethoxylated alcohol;
b) treating the hydrocarbon system containing the deposit with an aqueous cleaning fluid containing a concentration of the cleaning composition; and
c) removing the deposit with the aqueous cleaning fluid from the hydrocarbon system.
US Pat. No. 10,335,397

METHODS OF TREATING HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Lt...

1. A method of reducing a subject's risk of experiencing a breakthrough overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) episode, comprising administering to the subject between about 1000 mg to about 1200 mg of rifaximin daily for a period of about 12 months or longer, wherein the subject has a Conn score of 0 or 1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,679

POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF SODIUM BENZOATE AND USES THEREOF

SyneuRx International (Ta...

1. A polymorphic form of sodium benzoate, which has an X-ray diffraction pattern comprising characteristic peaks at a reflection angle 2? of approximately 5.9, 30.2, and 31.2 degrees, wherein the X-ray diffraction pattern further comprises characteristic peaks at a reflection angle 2? of approximately 4.3, 7.1, 8.6, 10.1, 10.7, 12.9, 13.8, 14.4, 17.2, 17.7, 18.5, 21.5, 22.0, 22.6, 23.7, 25.1, 25.9, 26.2, 26.9, 27.9, 28.2, 28.8, 29.1, 29.7, 33.2, 34.9, 35.8, 36.1, and 39.3 degrees, and wherein the polymorphic form of sodium benzoate has a water solubility of 666 mg/ml at ambient temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,335,398

BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANISETRON

MAXINASE LIFE SCIENCES LI...

1. An intranasal pharmaceutical composition, comprising (a) granisetron or a pharmaceutical salt, and (b) at least one aqueous vehicle polymer that is selected from the group consisting of a rheology-changeable polymer, a bioadhesive polymer, and a combination thereof,wherein said rheology-changeable polymer is selected from the group consisting of a pH-sensitive polymer, a temperature-sensitive polymer, an ion-sensitive polymer, and a combination thereof; said bioadhesive polymer is hypromellose; and said composition contains 1 to 50 mg/mL hypromellose.
US Pat. No. 10,336,680

PROCESS FOR PREPARING BIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL) TEREPHTHALATE

FAR EASTERN NEW CENTURY C...

1. A process for preparing bis(2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate, comprising a step of:subjecting ethylene oxide and terephthalic acid in a molar ratio of from 2:1 to 3:1 to a reaction at an elevated temperature in a range from 100° C. to 150° C. in the presence of a solvent mixture containing water and a C6-C8 hydrocarbon in a weight ratio of from 1:1 to 3:1.
US Pat. No. 10,338,474

UNDERLYING ABSORBING OR CONDUCTING LAYER FOR EBEAM DIRECT WRITE (EBDW) LITHOGRAPHY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of patterning a resist layer using an e-beam tool, the method comprising:providing a wafer having a resist layer directly on an underlying conducting layer; and
performing ebeam direct write lithography to pattern the resist layer with incident electrons, wherein the conducting layer reflects or conducts away a substantial portion of the incident electrons to diminish backscatter.
US Pat. No. 10,336,681

PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF DIALKYL CARBONATES

1. A process for the synthesis of dialkyl carbonates, using a catalyst of AB oxides supported on a support selected from carbon, neutral alumina or silica, the process comprising the steps of:a. charging alkyl carbamate and aliphatic alcohol (1:5) in a high pressure reactor, adding the catalyst and heating the reactor to 100-300° C. with stirring; and
b. removing ammonia formed over the period of reaction and cooling the reaction to room temperature to obtain the desired alkyl carbonate;
wherein the dialkyl carbonates are dimethyl carbonate (DMC), diethyl carbonate (DEC), dipropyl carbonate (DPC) or dibutyl carbonate (DBC); and
wherein A and B are selected from rare earth, transition metals and alkaline earth metals and the AB oxide has an A:B ratio ranging from 0.5:10 to 10:0.5.
US Pat. No. 10,336,938

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A liquid crystal composition comprising a polymerizable liquid crystal compound (A) having 5 or more ring structures in its main chain, a polymer (B) of the polymerizable liquid crystal compound (A) having 5 or more ring structures in its main chain, and an organic solvent capable of dissolving the polymerizable liquid crystal compound (A) and the polymer (B),wherein the polymer (B) has an area percentage value determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) of 0.01% or more and 40% or less, and
wherein the polymerizable liquid crystal compound (A) is a polymerizable liquid crystal compound represented by the following formula (A):
P1—F1?B1-A1?mE1-G1-D1-Ar-D2-G2-E2?A2-B2?nF2—P2  (A)
in formula (A), m and n each independently represent an integer of 0 to 3;
B1, B2, D1, D2, E1, and E2 each independently represent —CR1R2—, —CH2—CH2—, —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —C(?S)—O—, —O—C(?S)—, —O—C(?S)—O—, —CO—NR1—, —NR2—CO—, —O—CH2—, —CH2—O—, —S—CH2—, —CH2—S—, or a single bond, and R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
A1, A2, G1, and G2 each independently represent a divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 16 carbon atoms or a divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, the hydrogen atom contained in the alicyclic hydrocarbon group and the aromatic hydrocarbon group is optionally substituted with a halogen atom, —R3, —OR3, a cyano group, or a nitro group, —CH2— contained in the alicyclic hydrocarbon group is optionally substituted with —O—, —S—, —NH—, or —NR4—, and —CH(—)— contained in the alicyclic hydrocarbon group is optionally substituted with —N(—)—, R3 and R4 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom contained in the alkyl group is optionally substituted with a fluorine atom;
F1 and F2 each independently represent an alkanediyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, the hydrogen atom contained in the alkanediyl group is optionally substituted with —OR3 or a halogen atom, and —CH2— contained in the alkanediyl group is optionally substituted with —O— or —CO—;
P1 and P2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a polymerizable group (provided that at least one of P1 and P2 represents a polymerizable group), and
Ar is a divalent aromatic group which is optionally substituted, and at least one of a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, or a sulfur atom is contained in the aromatic group.
US Pat. No. 10,340,526

NONAQUEOUS LITHIUM-TYPE POWER STORAGE ELEMENT

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A nonaqueous lithium-type storage element, comprising a positive electrode containing a lithium compound other than a positive electrode active material, a negative electrode, a separator, and a nonaqueous electrolytic solution containing lithium ions,wherein the positive electrode comprises a positive electrode power collector, and a positive electrode active material layer located at one surface or both surfaces of the positive electrode power collector, and containing the positive electrode active material,
the negative electrode comprises a negative electrode power collector, and a negative electrode active material layer located at one surface or both surfaces of the negative electrode power collector, and containing the negative electrode active material,
2?C?300, where C (ppm) is concentration of Na and/or K element, contained in the positive electrode active material layer, and
1.0?D?15, 10?E?100, 0.2?C/D?38, and 0.1?C/E?7.2, where D (g/m2) is basis weight of the lithium compound other than the positive electrode active material, contained in the positive electrode active material layer, per one surface of the positive electrode, and E (g/m2) is basis weight of the positive electrode active material contained in the positive electrode active material layer, per one surface of the positive electrode.
US Pat. No. 10,335,402

SULFONYL PIPERIDINE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE FOR TREATING PROKINETICIN MEDIATED GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

Takeda Pharmaceutical Com...

1. A method of treating irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a compound selected from:Methyl 2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetate,
2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(2,6-Difluorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(4-Chloro-2-fluorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-diethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((1,5-dimethyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(2,6-Difluorophenyl)-2-(1-((1,3,5-trimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
2-(1-((3,5-Dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)-2-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)acetonitrile,
2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)-3-methylpiperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
4-(4-Chloro-2-fluorobenzylidene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-(4-Chloro-2-fluorobenzylidene)-1-((1,3,5-trimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-(1-(4-Chlorophenyl)ethylidene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-(4-Chlorobenzylidene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-2-(1-((1,3,5-trimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)acetonitrile,
4-((4-Chlorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((3-Chloro-4-fluorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((2,4-Dichlorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((3,4-Dichlorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((4-Chloro-3-fluorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((4-Chloro-2-fluorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
4-((2,4-Difluorophenyl)fluoromethylene)-1-((3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidine,
3-((1-((3,5-Dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)piperidin-4-ylidene)fluoromethyl)quinoline, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of any one thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,336,685

CRYSTALLINE MODIFICATION OF PROPANIL

UPL LIMITED, Mumbai (IN)...


US Pat. No. 10,336,941

IMPACT-MODIFIED HYDROXYAPATITE AS FLAME RETARDANT POLYMER FILLERS

International Business Ma...

1. An impact resistant hydroxyapatite-based compound comprising hydroxyapatite functionalized with optionally substituted poly(butadiene-co-styrene).
US Pat. No. 10,335,404

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER PATIENTS WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncology, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating a H-Ras mutant head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in a subject, consisting of administering a therapeutically effective amount of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) to said subject, wherein said HNSCC is at an advanced stage, metastatic, relapsed or refractory.