US Pat. No. 10,595,789

MEAL TIME ESTIMATION METHOD, MEAL TIME ESTIMATION DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A meal time estimation device comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
acquire time series data of heart rate,
calculate a feature amount obtained by indexing a degree of similarity with a feature of heart rate change that appears at end of a meal from the time series data of the heart rate by calculating, while shifting a candidate of a meal end time assumed to be the meal end time in the heart rate data, the feature amount by using partial data around the candidate in the heart rate data for every candidate, the indexing including indexing the degree that the partial data around the candidate of the meal end time is similar with the feature, as the feature amount, to evaluate whether the candidate is plausible as the meal end time, the feature of heart rate change being stored in the memory beforehand, and being the heart rate data including a meal period from a meal start to a meal end, and
estimate a meal time from the feature amount, which is hard to change by a factor other than the meal to prevent a decrease in estimation accuracy of the meal time by occurrence of erroneous determination,
wherein the estimate the meal time includes the processor being configured to
estimate the meal time from the feature amount by performing determination of comparing the feature amount calculated and a predetermined threshold, grouping the meal end times, the grouping includes grouping the meal end times having a time difference with each other that is within a predetermined period among the meal end times stored in the memory,
select the meal end time having the lowest feature amount calculated, from among the meal end times grouped in the same group,
estimate the meal end time from the feature amount, estimate a candidate that corresponds to the meal end time among candidates of meal start time extracted from the time series data of the heart rate, as the meal start time, when estimating the meal start time, and estimate a candidate having a period that is within a predetermined range, among candidates of the duration time for a meal determined from a set of the first candidate meal start time and the first candidate meal end time that correspond to each other, when estimating the duration time for a meal, as the duration time for a meal, the candidates of meal start time being the time that is before the estimated meal end time and that is within a predetermined period from the meal end time, and the candidates of the duration time being created by calculating a difference between the estimated meal end time and the candidates of meal start time, and
estimate at least two of the meal end time, the meal start time, and the duration time for a meal.

US Pat. No. 10,595,787

APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR EVENT DETECTION USING PROBABILISTIC MEASURES

Flint Hills Scientific, L...

1. A method, comprising:determining via one or more processors of one or more medical devices, by a first seizure detection algorithm and a second seizure detection algorithm for detecting seizure activity based upon at least one body signal, at least a first output of seizure detection of the first seizure detection algorithm, wherein the first output is zero when the first seizure detection algorithm detects no seizure and the first output is one when the first seizure detection algorithm detects a seizure, and a second output of seizure detection of the second seizure detection algorithm, wherein the second output is zero when the second seizure detection algorithm detects no seizure and the second output is one when the second seizure detection algorithm detects the seizure;
determining via the one or more processors of the one or more medical devices a probabilistic measure of seizure activity (PMSA) value based upon at least the first output and the second output of the first seizure detection algorithm and the second seizure detection algorithm, wherein the determining the PMSA value comprises determining an average indicator function based on the first output and the second output of the first seizure detection algorithm and the second seizure detection algorithm; and
delivering a therapy based on the probabilistic measure of seizure activity value, where the therapy is a delivery of at least one of an electrical signal, a drug, and a thermal energy to one or more target tissues of a patient's body;
wherein the first seizure detection algorithm and the second seizure detection algorithm are one of: an autoregression algorithm; a wavelet transform maximum modulus (WTMM) algorithm; and a short-term-average to long-term-average (STA/LTA) algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,595,780

WEARABLE BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION SENSING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A wearable biological information sensing device comprising:a base having first and second surfaces and first and second sides;
a wrist band connected to the first and second sides of the base to be worn on a wrist of a user;
a first adhesive disposed at a center area of the second surface of the base;
a second adhesive disposed at a periphery of the second surface of the base, the second adhesive surrounding the first adhesive in a plan view; and
a biological information acquisition sensor configured to acquire biological information of the user from the wrist, the biological information acquisition sensor being disposed on a plane of the first and second adhesives so that the first and second adhesives are directly sandwiched by the base and the biological information acquisition sensor,
wherein the first adhesive has a first elastic modulus, the second adhesive has a second elastic modulus, and the first elastic modulus of the first adhesive is higher than the second elastic modulus of the second adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,595,779

VENTILATION MEASUREMENT DEVICES, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

SWEETZPOT AS, Fornebu (N...

1. A ventilation measurement device, comprising:a fastening mechanism capable of permanently or detachably fastening the ventilation measurement device to a belt which can be worn around a part of a subject's torso that expands as a function of inhalation;
a substrate coupled to the fastening mechanism and capable of receiving tensional forces transmitted from the belt through the fastening mechanism;
a strain gauge mounted on said substrate and configured to output a signal with a functional relationship with said tensional forces;
a controller unit configured to receive and process said signal and produce processed data therefrom; and
a transmitter configured to be controlled by said controller unit to transmit the processed data to an external receiver;
wherein said fastening mechanism includes a first part attached directly to a first end of said substrate and a second part attached either:
directly to a second end of said substrate in order to transmit tensional forces directly to the substrate, or
directly to a casing in order to transmit the tensional forces to the second end of said substrate, said second end of said substrate being attached directly to the casing; and
an attachment of the first part of said fastening mechanism passes through a flexible ring which connects the fastening mechanism to the casing while allowing the first part of the fastening mechanism to move relative to the casing in order to transmit the tensional forces to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,595,776

DETERMINING ENERGY EXPENDITURE USING A WEARABLE DEVICE

Vital Connect, Inc., San...

1. A method for determining energy expenditure (EE) of a user/patient, the method comprising:detecting a plurality of physiological signals using a wearable sensor device, wherein the plurality of detected physiological signals are detected by a wearable device and include any of an electrocardiogram (ECG) signal and an acceleration signal;
converting the plurality of physiological signals into a plurality of sensor streams, wherein the plurality of sensor streams include any of body impedance, heart rate (HR), basal heart rate (HRb), heart rate variability (HRV), and signal magnitude area (SMA);
a preprocessing step for eliminating wearable device off instances using body impedance values;
extracting features from each of the plurality of sensor streams, and determining a feature vector using extracted features and demographic information of the user/patient; and
determining the EE by performing machine learning using the determined feature vector and a regression model, wherein the regression model corresponding to a specific activity state is selected based on value of normalized heart rate (HRnu).

US Pat. No. 10,595,775

PRECISION DIALYSIS MONITORING AND SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A method for determining a total hazard estimate of a life threatening ventricular arrhythmia, comprising the steps of:obtaining one or more physiological parameters of a patient from one or more sensors;
communicating the physiological parameters to a medical device processor;
wherein the medical device processor utilizes an algorithm to determine a total hazard estimate of a ventricular arrhythmia based on the one or more physiological parameters, wherein the algorithm, for each of the one or more physiological parameters of a patient, calculates an individual hazard estimate given by y1(t)=h1(t)?x1(t), wherein h1(t)=k1ek2t, t is time, y1(t) is the individual hazard estimate at time t, k1 and k2 are constants for the given parameter, x1(t) is the physiological parameter at time t, and ? is a convolution operator, wherein the algorithm calculates the total hazard estimate which is either a linear or nonlinear summation of individual hazard estimates, and wherein the algorithm utilizes an adaptive filter to alter each of the constants periodically;
wherein the one or more physiological parameters include at least one of sleep pattern, heart rate change during dialysis, fluid removed during dialysis session, and sodium level;
wherein the medical device processor is configured to provide an adjustment of a future dialysis prescription for the patient based on the total hazard estimate; and
wherein the medical device processor determines whether an arrhythmia is due to any one of fluid management, electrolyte management, or both fluid management and electrolyte management.

US Pat. No. 10,595,774

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THE PLANNING AND DELIVERY OF RADIATION TREATMENTS

Varian Medical Systems In...

1. A method for delivering radiation dose to a target area within a subject, the method comprising:defining a trajectory comprising relative movement between a treatment radiation source and the subject;
determining a radiation delivery plan;
effecting continuous relative movement between the treatment radiation source and the subject along the trajectory and, during the continuous relative movement between the treatment radiation source and the subject along the trajectory, delivering a treatment radiation beam from the treatment radiation source to the subject according to the radiation delivery plan to impart a dose distribution on the subject;
wherein effecting continuous relative movement between the treatment radiation source and the subject along the trajectory comprises effecting movement of both the radiation source and the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,595,773

DEVICE FOR CARDIAC ABLATION DESIGNED FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL OF THE ESOPHAGEAL CATHETER POSITION

FIAB S.P.A., Vicchio (IT...

1. A device (1) for detecting a temperature of an esophagus (E) during cardiac ablation treatments by means of heat transfer or heat removal,comprising an esophageal catheter (2) which can be inserted in a patient's esophagus, and
comprising three or more temperature sensors (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e) designed to detect a temperature of respective portions of the esophagus,
each of the three or more temperature sensors being configured to generate, at successive time points, respective detection signals (r) indicating a temperature of the respective portion of the esophagus,
wherein the three or more temperature sensors are positioned on the esophageal catheter and distributed along a development direction of the esophageal catheter between a first temperature sensor (3a) and a last temperature sensor (3e),
wherein the device also comprises a control unit (C) configured to be connected to the esophageal catheter when in use and configured to receive the detection signals coming from each of the three or more temperature sensors, characterized in that the control unit is configured to compare, for each of the time points, all the detection signals generated by the three or more temperature sensors (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e) with each other, and wherein the control unit is configured to generate at least one alarm signal (S1), intended for a case of ablation by heat transfer, when a maximum temperature from among the temperatures detected by each of the three or more temperature sensors and associated with a same time point is detected only by at least one of the first temperature sensor and the last temperature sensor, or configured to generate at least one alarm signal (S1), intended for a case of ablation by heat removal, when the minimum temperature from among the temperatures detected by each of the three or more temperature sensors and associated with the same time point is detected only by at least one of the first temperature sensor and the last temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,595,772

ANAESTHESIA AND CONSCIOUSNESS DEPTH MONITORING SYSTEM

1. An apparatus for collecting, transforming and displaying evoked potential (EP) data, comprising:a sensor for collecting EP data evoked in response to a stimulus; and
at least one microprocessor executing a computer program comprising instructions, which when executed by the microprocessor, cause the microprocessor to:
input the EP data, which is not a continuous electroencephalography (EEG) signal;
delineate between non-linear neurological signals of the EP data that are implicated in depth of hypnosis or depth of unconsciousness and signals of the EP data that are reflective of: wake-state, consciousness-state, or states associated with wake-state or consciousness-state; and
based on the delineation between the non-linear neurological signals and the signals reflective of: wake-state, consciousness-state, or states associated with wake-state or consciousness-state, display a marker of a biological, a neurological, a psychological or a cognitive state of a subject,
wherein the marker comprises one or more markers selected from the group consisting of consciousness-state, alertness, attention-state, awake-state, responsiveness, sleep-state, unconsciousness-state, vigilance, awareness, calmness, agitation-state, anxiolysis, fatigue, brain function, physiological status, cognition, psychological-state, and sentience.

US Pat. No. 10,595,771

METHOD OF NORMALIZING IMPLANT STRAIN READINGS TO ASSESS BONE HEALING

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A system for treating a bone, comprising:an implant sized and shaped to be attached to a bone and including a first sensor and a second sensor, the first sensor positioned on a first portion of the implant which extends over a weakened portion of bone in an operative position, the first sensor being configured to measure a first strain on the first portion, the second sensor being positioned on a second portion of the implant which extends over an unweakened portion of bone in the operative position, the second sensor being configured to measure a second strain on the second portion; and
a processing device calculating a ratio of the first strain to the second strain to normalize an effect of loads on the bone and track healing of the bone.

US Pat. No. 10,595,770

IMAGING PLATFORM BASED ON NONLINEAR OPTICAL MICROSCOPY FOR RAPID SCANNING LARGE AREAS OF TISSUE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An apparatus based on laser-scanning nonlinear optical microscopy that can scan rapidly large areas while maintaining a sub-micron resolution comprising:one or more pulsed lasers to produce a laser excitation beam; and
an imaging head optically coupled to the pulsed laser for scanning tissue with a predetermined size of a field of view with submicron resolution at a predetermined rate;
where the imaging head comprises:
a resonant scanning mirror optically coupled to the pulsed laser;
a relay lens system optically coupled to the resonant scanning mirror;
a galvo mirror optically coupled to the relay lens system;
a beam expander optically coupled to the galvo mirror; and
a microscope objective optically coupled to the beam expander, the microscope objective for scanning the tissue and returning a nonlinear optical signal from the tissue to the detectors and data acquisition system for providing an image.

US Pat. No. 10,595,767

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA AND PROVIDING DEMENTIA PATIENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for recognizing dementia symptoms, comprising:one or more processors that process computer executable program code embodied in non-transitory computer readable storage media, the computer executable program code comprising:
reception program code that receives physiological signals of a dementia patient collected by sensors corresponding to a dementia detection device, an ambient environmental information signal, a location signal, a motion signal, an audio signal, and a video signal corresponding to the dementia patient;
determination program code that analyzes the signals, and determines features of the dementia patient, wherein the features include information about whether the dementia patient is in an unconscious state during generation of the physiological signals and whether the patient correctly speaks words appropriate for a situation; and
symptom recognition program code that compares features corresponding to respective dementia symptoms with features of the dementia patient, determines variations in cognitive ability, memory, and expressiveness based on a result of the comparison, recognizes each dementia symptom based on the variations, and provides symptom recognition results to an apparatus for providing a dementia patient management service that provides a notification service to an acquaintance of the dementia patient,
wherein the physiological signals include indications of unintentional urination or unintentional defecation and such indications are used in predicting and recognizing dementia, and
wherein the determination program code determines whether a physiological phenomenon has occurred based on the physiological signals, and when the physiological phenomenon has occurred, determines that the dementia patient has a physiological phenomenon in an unconscious state if a management service request signal is not received or if a temperature physiological signal value and a humidity physiological signal value, which are measured after lapse of a preset period of time, fall within a specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,595,766

ABNORMAL MOTION DETECTOR AND MONITOR

Smart Monitor Corp., San...

1. A system for detecting a seizure or abnormal motion comprising:an input means for inputting motion parameters, said input means configured for inputting at least one of a template, a modification of a template, and one or more thresholds for one or more parameters indicative of at least one of the seizure or the abnormal motion;
a seizure detection engine, wherein said seizure detection engine is configured for matching a motion pattern to at least one of the template, the modification of a template, and the one or more thresholds for one or more parameters indicative of at least one of the seizure or the abnormal motion; and
a processor configured for activating an alert if said seizure detection engine has determined that the seizure or the abnormal motion has occurred or is occurring,
wherein said processor is configured to be part of said seizure detection engine or separate from said seizure detection engine or both.

US Pat. No. 10,595,765

PRESSURE MEASURING SYSTEM

MEDICAL MEASURMENT SYSTEM...

1. Method for the automatic filling and correction of hydrostatic pressure of a pressure-measuring system, comprising:selecting a pressure-measuring system with at least a first measuring lumen which can be filled with a fluid, and having at least first and second pressure-measuring devices and at least two flow regulation devices, wherein the pressure measuring system includes (A) a tube system that defines the first measuring lumen, (B) the at least first and second pressure-measuring devices and (C) the at least two flow regulation devices, and is connectable to (a) a fluid reservoir serving as a supply of fluid and to (b) at least one catheter lumen of at least one catheter, and
a mechanism for conveying the fluid through the tube system and into the at least one catheter,
wherein each of the at least first and second pressure-measuring devices includes a pressure transducer membrane and a measuring chamber which can be filled with fluid,
wherein the tube system further includes at least one coupling element which mechanically connects each measuring chamber via its respective membrane with a measuring area of a pressure transducer and each measuring chamber has at least two connection points for a fluid flow and, positioned between the first pressure measuring device and the supply of the fluid, the tube system has a first flow regulation device for regulating fluid flow with a perfusion tube section made of a flexible material and having a perfusion tube section lumen through which fluid can flow and has a first tube clamp into which the tube section is inserted, and
the first flow regulation device can be set to regulation positions open, closed and perfused, wherein in the closed position the perfusion tube section lumen is completely squeezed closed and in the perfused position, through a spacer in the inside of the tube section the perfusion tube section lumen is partly open even when squeezed by the first tube clamp;
wherein one of selected the flow regulation devices being the first flow regulation device with the perfusion tube section and corresponding first tube clamp, and the other flow regulation device having a second tube section and a second tube clamp, with the first measuring lumen connecting the first pressure measuring device to one catheter lumen and a second measuring lumen connecting the second pressure measuring-device to another catheter lumen;
measuring a rest pressure on each pressure transducer with the tube system and measuring lumens filled with air and connected to (a) the fluid reservoir serving as a supply of fluid and to (b) at least one catheter lumen of at least one catheter;
setting at least one of the first and second tube clamps into the closed regulation position;
setting another of the first and second tube clamps into the open regulation position and filling the tube system and one of the measuring lumens with liquid from a fluid reservoir;
setting at least one of the first and second tube clamps into the closed regulation position and correcting the hydrostatic pressure exerted by the height difference between at least one of (i) the pressure transducer and the measuring chamber and (ii) the measuring lumen and the measuring location by comparison with the previously determined rest pressure; and
setting at least the first tube clamp into the perfused regulation position.

US Pat. No. 10,595,762

BLOOD SAMPLE MANAGEMENT USING OPEN CELL FOAM

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A blood transfer device adapted to receive a blood sample, comprising:a housing having a blood inlet port, a blood outlet port separate from the blood inlet port, and an actuation member provided adjacent the blood inlet port of the housing and transitionable between a first position and a second position; and
an open cell foam material disposed within the housing and having a dry anticoagulant powder therein, wherein the actuation member is adapted to cover the open cell foam material at the blood inlet port, wherein the housing further comprises a lid movable between a closed position in which the open cell foam material is sealed within the housing and the actuation member covers the open cell foam material at the blood inlet port and an open position in which a portion of the open cell foam material is exposed beyond the blood inlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,595,761

ADAPTER FOR USE WITH A MULTI-PORT CONTROL VALVE USED IN BLOOD SAMPLING, BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. An adapter for use with a multi-port control valve that includes multi-lumen paths diverging flow for use in a blood sampling, blood pressure monitoring system that includes a sampling site, a pressure transducer, and reservoir, the multi-port control valve including a partition and a rotatable valve member that rotates around to one of a reservoir port, a sampling site port, or a pressure transducer port to block fluid communication with one of the reservoir port, the sampling site port, or the pressure transducer port, or none of the ports, respectively, for utilizing different modes of operation of the blood sampling, blood pressure monitoring system, the adapter comprising:a partition to define an input fluid path and an output fluid path, wherein the partition of the adapter mates with the partition of the multi-port control valve and a partition of the reservoir, wherein the partition in the adapter mates with the partition in the reservoir such that a fluid circuit is created from the multi-port control valve, through the adapter, and through the reservoir and back to the multi-port control valve.

US Pat. No. 10,595,758

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING ONSET OF HYPOXIA

Southern Aeromedical Inst...

1. A method for determining onset of hypoxia of an aircraft occupant, comprising:measuring at least one physiological parameter of the occupant with a first sensor;
comparing a value of a parameter based on the at least one physiological parameter with at least one threshold value;
measuring a pressure within a cabin of the aircraft with a second sensor;
comparing the pressure with a pressure threshold value;
determining the onset of hypoxia of the occupant based on both of the comparing steps;
communicating an alert to the occupant using a device detectable by one or more senses of the occupant, said communicating based on the determining step;
wherein the first sensor is a pulse oximeter, and wherein the at least one physiological parameter is oxygen saturation level and heart rate;
wherein the measuring of the at least one physiological parameter further comprises;
measuring the oxygen saturation level over a time period with the pulse oximeter;
measuring the heart rate over the time period with the pulse oximeter;
calculating a first slope based on a rate of change of the oxygen saturation level over the time period with a processor;
calculating a second slope based on a rate of change of the heart rate over the time period with the processor;
calculating a slope index with the processor based on a ratio of the first slope to the second slope;
wherein the value of the at least one physiological parameter is a magnitude of the slope index, wherein the at least one threshold value is a range of the slope index indicative of the onset of hypoxia;
and wherein the comparing the value of the at least one physiological parameter comprises determining whether the magnitude of the slope index is within the range.

US Pat. No. 10,595,753

HIGH FREQUENCY QRS IN BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION

1. A method for identification/verification of an individual comprising:sampling HF-QRS signals or derived features or values from a group of subjects, with each sampling performed at several different times for each subject;
using deep learning neural networks to determine features or values which are: (i) similar for the same individual for samples taken at different times; and (ii) different enough among all individuals whenever sampled, so as to function as biometric signatures;
sampling said features or values from individuals and storing them in a database as each of their respective biometric signatures; and
sampling, at a later time, said features or values from an unknown individual and determining if they match any of the stored biometric signatures features and values, based on whether a prospective match meets a similarity threshold, and wherein variability correcting stored data is incorporated in the sampling of said features or values from the unknown individual.

US Pat. No. 10,595,748

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING FOOT LOADING FEEDBACK TO PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS DURING A PERIOD OF PARTIAL WEIGHT BEARING

The University of Utah Re...

1. A system for providing user feedback regarding compliance with a set of partial weight bearing (PWB) criteria including a load compliance range, the system including:a single load profile monitoring device that receives force data from a pressure sensor positioned adjacent to a substantially non-compressible pressure transmitter, wherein the single load profile monitoring device is sized and configured to measure a load profile in both a ball region of a foot and a heel region of the foot;
the substantially non-compressible pressure transmitter being configured to transfer force to the pressure sensor, wherein:
the substantially non-compressible pressure transmitter is positioned within a cavity of a housing,
the pressure sensor is configured to float or otherwise move within the substantially non-compressible pressure transmitter to change location and/or orientation,
the pressure sensor positioned:
at a non-parallel angle with respect to a bottom surface of the housing, and
offset from a line-of-action of a force applied to the housing; and
the housing comprises an aperture that provides a reference atmospheric pressure to the pressure sensor;
a processing module that accesses the force data received from the pressure sensor to determine whether the user is within a predefined load compliance range, the load compliance range specifying a prescribed range of load that is to be applied during a PWB period; and
a communications module that, upon receiving a compliance data request, communicates compliance data representing the user's compliance with the prescribed range of load during the PWB period to at least one of the user and the user's physician, wherein the user's compliance is determined at a rate that is specified by a medical professional.

US Pat. No. 10,595,745

FORCE SENSING CATHETER WITH IMPEDANCE-GUIDED ORIENTATION

Boston Scientific Scimed ...

1. A system for determining a contact force, the system comprising:a catheter including:
a proximal segment;
a distal segment including:
a plurality of tip electrodes including at least three radial electrodes disposed about a circumference of the distal segment, the radial electrodes configured to output electrical signals indicative of a contact vector of the contact force; and
an elastic segment extending from the proximal segment to the distal segment, the elastic segment including a force sensing device configured to output an electrical signal indicative of a magnitude of an axial component of the contact force, the force sensing device consisting of an elastic element and a position sensor; and
control circuitry configured to:
receive electrical signals from each of the plurality of tip electrodes;
determine individual vectors for each of the plurality of tip electrodes based on their respective electrical signals;
determine the contact vector of the contact force by summing the individual vectors for each of the plurality of tip electrodes;
receive electrical signals from the force sensing device;
determine the magnitude of the axial component of the contact force based on the electrical signals received from the force sensing device; and
determine the contact force by scaling the magnitude of the axial component of the contact force by the contact vector.

US Pat. No. 10,595,741

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BRAIN ACTIVITY DETECTION

Institute of Automation C...

1. A system for detecting brain activity, comprising:a joint collection helmet,
a near-infrared light source emission module,
a near-infrared detection module,
a brain electricity detection module,
a central control unit and a host computer;
said joint collection helmet comprising:
a brain electricity electrode,
a near-infrared light source emission optrode,
a near-infrared light source receiving optrode, and
a flexible material;
said near-infrared light source emission module comprising:
a control terminal,
a modulated wave generating module,
an LED drive module,
an optical feedback module; and
using a frequency division multiplexing technique, the light source is modulated by carriers of different frequencies to differentiate light signals of different channels, and said light signals are accessed from the joint collection helmet through a fiber optic transmission cable to irradiate a scalp, and after being scattered and absorbed by the brain, the light signals are processed by the near-infrared detection module;
said near-infrared detection module comprising:
an avalanche photodiode,
a demodulating module, and
a computer processor;
wherein the near-infrared detection module detects optical signals of the scalp,
wherein said optical signals are detected by the receiving optrode on the joint collection helmet which is connected to the near-infrared detection module through fiber optic transmission cable to one of the set containing: avalanche photodiode, an amplifier, cation and the demodulating module;
wherein the demodulating module comprises:
 an analog switch gating circuit,
 a phase sensitive detection circuit, and
 a low-pass filtering circuit for identification of the light channels and for analog to digital conversion;
wherein the brain electricity detection module comprises:
a buffering and amplifying circuit,
a DC filtering circuit;
a computer processor; and
wherein the brain electricity detection module is used for detecting electrical signals of the scalp,
wherein the electric signals are collected by the brain electricity electrode on the joint collection helmet which is connected to the brain electricity detection module through a transmission cable;
and wherein said central control unit is the core of a photoelectric synchronous brain activity detection system, which is responsible for synchronizing and fusing data flows, sending control commands to each module, and uploading data to the host computer.

US Pat. No. 10,595,739

ESTIMATING THE PREVALENCE OF ACTIVATION PATTERNS IN DATA SEGMENTS DURING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY MAPPING

Boston Scientific Scimed ...

1. A cardiac mapping system for diagnosing and treating pathologies in a heart, the system comprising:a plurality of mapping electrodes disposed in the heart configured to detect activation signals of physiological activity in the heart, each of the plurality of mapping electrodes having an electrode location;
a processing system associated with the plurality of mapping electrodes, the processing system configured to record the detected activation signals and associate one of the plurality of mapping electrodes with each recorded activation signal, the processing system further configured to determine a dominant frequency at each electrode location, and determine a wavefront vector at each electrode location based on a difference between the dominant frequency at a first electrode location and the dominant frequency at neighboring electrode locations;
wherein the processing system is further configured to:
generate a plurality of pattern maps, and wherein, to generate the plurality of pattern maps, the processing system is further configured to generate a pattern map for each sensed activation signal, each pattern map having the wavefront vector at each electrode location;
classify at least some of the plurality of pattern maps into distinct groups based on a percentage of pattern maps within each group having a particular similarity measure;
identify unclassified pattern maps that are not classified into any groups of similar patterns; and
determine a measure of variability of the detected activation signals based on the unclassified pattern maps; and
a display operatively coupled to the processing system to display one or more of the plurality of pattern maps including the wavefront vector at each electrode location and to display the measure of variability of the detected activation signals for diagnosing and treating pathologies in the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,595,738

HIGH DENSITY ELECTRODE MAPPING CATHETER

St. Jude Medical, Cardiol...

1. An integrated electrode structure comprising:a catheter shaft comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the catheter shaft defining a catheter shaft longitudinal axis;
a flexible tip portion located adjacent to the distal end of the catheter shaft and adapted to conform to a tissue, the flexible tip portion comprising a flexible framework formed from a planar substrate, the planar substrate defining a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface being parallel with the top surface;
a first array of microelectrodes patterned onto the top surface of the planar substrate of the flexible framework, and a second array of microelectrodes patterned onto the bottom surface of the planar substrate of the flexible framework, wherein the first array of microelectrodes is parallel with the second array of microelectrodes;
a plurality of conductive traces disposed on the flexible framework, each of the plurality of conductive traces electrically coupled with a respective one of the first and second array of microelectrodes; and
a dielectric material disposed between each of the plurality of conductive traces and the flexible framework, wherein:
the dielectric material covers an outer facing surface of each of the plurality of conductive traces;
each of the first and second array of microelectrodes comprises a row of longitudinally-aligned microelectrodes aligned parallel to the catheter shaft longitudinal axis; and
each of the plurality of conductive traces is aligned parallel to the catheter shaft longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,595,736

HEART GRAPHIC DISPLAY SYSTEM

VEKTOR MEDICAL, INC., Ca...

1. A method performed by one or more computing systems for presenting information to assist evaluation of an electromagnetic (“EM”) source of a body, the method comprising:accessing indications of cycles within EM measurements of an EM field of the EM source, each pair of cycles having a similarity score indicating similarity between the cycles of the pair;
generating a graphic indicating the similarity score for each pair of cycles; and
outputting the graphic to an output devicewherein the cycles have an ordering, wherein the graphic includes a map with first axis representing each cycle as ordered and a second axis representing each cycle as ordered, and wherein an intersection of a pair of cycles on the map provides visual indication of the similarity score for the pair of cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,595,734

DIAGNOSTIC AND OPTIMIZATION USING EXERCISE RECOVERY DATA

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:detecting, using a signal processing circuit, a first physical activity level transition from a first elevated activity level to a less elevated activity level using information about a physical activity level of a subject;
identifying, using the signal processing circuit, multiple cardiac function characteristics using physiologic information of the subject from a physical activity recovery period following the first physical activity level transition; and
determining, using the signal processing circuit, a physical activity recovery period physiologic indicator of the subject using the identified multiple cardiac function characteristics from the physical activity recovery period;
wherein the physical activity recovery period includes multiple cardiac cycles immediately following the detected first physical activity level transition.

US Pat. No. 10,595,732

PULSE WAVE DETECTION DEVICE AND PULSE WAVE DETECTION PROGRAM

EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.,...

1. A pulse wave detection device comprising:moving image obtaining means for obtaining a moving image photographing a region including a face of a target;
eye portion specifying means for specifying an eye portion of the target shown on the moving image;
brightness change obtaining means for obtaining a change in brightness caused by a change in a photographing environment of the moving image, by detecting a change in a predetermined color space component of the specified eye portion;
brightness correcting means for correcting the brightness of a skin portion of the target in a frame image of the moving image, or correcting the brightness of the entire frame image, using the change in the brightness obtained by the detecting of the change in the predetermined color space component of the specified eye portion;
pulse wave obtaining means for obtaining a pulse wave of the skin portion from a temporal change in the predetermined color space component in the skin portion after the brightness of the skin portion or of the entire frame image is corrected as above, the pulse wave being a wave travelling through the skin portion; and
output means for outputting the obtained pulse wave.

US Pat. No. 10,595,726

WEARABLE AND DETACHABLE HEALTH PARAMETER SENSOR

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system, comprising:a wearable base that comprises a first communication system;
a health parameter sensor apparatus detachably coupled to, and in communication with, the wearable base, wherein the health parameter sensor apparatus comprises a second communication system in communication with the first communication system and one or more sensors, the one or more sensors configured to automatically and repeatedly monitor one or more health parameters of a user and provide first sensor data while the health parameter sensor apparatus is docked to the wearable base;
a user interface; and
a processor configured to receive the first sensor data, and responsive to the first sensor data corresponding to an out-of-range health parameter, instructing via the user interface that the user detach the health parameter sensor apparatus from the wearable base and locate the health parameter sensor apparatus elsewhere on the user to obtain a truer reading of second sensor data, wherein responsive to the health parameter sensor apparatus being both (i) detached from the wearable base and (ii) located elsewhere on the user, the processor obtains the truer reading of second sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,595,725

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

2. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to
collect data of an imaging area of a subject over a plurality of time phases within a certain respiratory cycle of the subject after applying a labeling pulse to a labeling area in which cerebrospinal fluid flows under a task of respiration; and
generate images of a plurality of time phases depicting the cerebrospinal fluid by using collected data, wherein
the processing circuitry collects first data of the entire k-space for one time phase within a first respiratory cycle and collects second data in a low frequency region of the k-space over the time phases within a second respiratory cycle that is different from the first respiratory cycle, wherein the first respiratory cycle and the second respiratory cycle are periods in which respiration of the subject fluctuates in accordance with the task of respiration; and
the processing circuitry generates the images of the time phases by combining data in a high frequency region included in the first data of the entire k-space for one time phase collected within the first respiratory cycle and the second data in the low frequency region in each time phase collected within the second respiratory cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,595,724

ADAPTOR FOR AN IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE FOR FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHY

1. An adaptor for attachment to an image acquisition device, the image acquisition device being a smartphone or tablet computer and having one or more camera apertures for enabling capture of one or more images entering the image acquisition device via the one or more camera apertures, the adaptor comprisinga housing defining a passage, the housing configured to permit light waves to enter one or more camera apertures of the image acquisition device from the adaptor exterior via the passage and to permit light waves to exit the passage to the adaptor exterior,
an objective lens arrangement within the passage having an optical axis, a front focal point, and a back focal point,
a secondary lens arrangement within the passage having an optical axis, a front focal point, and a back focal point, the secondary lens arrangement positioned in the passage such that, when the adaptor is attached to an image acquisition device, the secondary lens arrangement is along a possible light pathway between the objective lens arrangement and one or more camera apertures of the image acquisition device,
wherein a diameter of the secondary lens arrangement is greater than or equal to a diameter of the objective lens arrangement,
wherein the objective lens arrangement and the secondary lens arrangement are together configured to magnify an image of a pupil of an eye in proximity to a plane of one or more camera apertures of the image acquisition device when the eye is not in contact with the adaptor and the pupil of the eye is positioned so that a plane of the pupil substantially coincides with the front focal point of the objective lens, the magnified image of the pupil having a diameter which is dependent on the respective focal lengths and relative spacing of the objective and secondary lenses, at least one of the one or more camera apertures positioned within the diameter of the magnified image when the adaptor is attached to an image acquisition device,
and
wherein the objective lens arrangement and the secondary lens arrangement are together configured to focus light waves from a light source directed into the passage toward the secondary lens from a position in proximity to one or more camera apertures, offset from the optical axis of the secondary lens and within the diameter of the magnified image of the pupil, said light waves focused at a point external of the adaptor and offset from the optical axis of the objective lens.

US Pat. No. 10,595,723

MEASURING METHOD

HAAG-STREIT AG, Koeniz (...

1. Method using a device for registering measuring points on an eye, wherein measurement points are registered by an interferometer along a trajectory on a curved surface of the eye for registering an axial length profile, by way of a measurement beam, wherein the interferometer comprises a controller enabling a guidance of a measurement beam, wherein a minimum radius of curvature of the trajectory is at least 1/7 of a radius of a circumference of the surface, wherein over the whole path length of the trajectory, the trajectory has a maximum radius of curvature which is less than 90% of the radius of the circumference of the surface, and wherein the measurement beam follows a curve with the coordinates (x(t);y(t))=(r0*sin(?Bt)*cos(?Tt);r0*sin(?Bt)*sin(?Tt)), where r0 is the radius of the circumference of the surface to be measured and ?B, ?T are angular speeds of the measurement beam's displacement along the projection of the trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,595,720

USER INTERFACE FOR ACQUISITION, DISPLAY AND ANALYSIS OF OPHTHALMIC DIAGNOSTIC DATA

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC, INC.,...

1. A graphical user interface (GUI) for use with optical coherence tomography (OCT) 3D volume data, said interface comprising:a window for selectively displaying a 2D image slice of the 3D volume data; and
a user-selectable, control-input GUI element, wherein in response to user selection of the control-input GUI element, the 2D image slice currently displayed in the window is bookmarked for future retrieval.

US Pat. No. 10,595,719

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A CANNULA DURING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE USING A HINGED TIP

Ronald Hurst, Los Angele...

1. A cannula and scope cleaning apparatus, comprising:a multi-layered tube,
wherein the tube has an elongate rigid structure that is sized to be inserted in a cannula while simultaneously being able to receive therein a viewing scope;
wherein the tube comprises:
a proximal portion and a distal portion;
an outer surface extending along the tube, wherein the outer surface comprises an absorbent layer; and
an inner surface extending along the tube, wherein the inner surface defines a lumen and comprises a scaffold layer extending along at least a portion of the lumen;
and
a tip connected by a hinge to the distal portion of the tube,
wherein the tip, hinge, and distal portion of the tube comprise a single piece; and
wherein a portion of the tip is coupled to an absorbent pad.

US Pat. No. 10,595,716

PORTABLE SURGICAL METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS

X-Biomedical Inc., Bryn ...

1. A portable surgical visualization kit comprising:a camera configured to captured live feed images;
viewing equipment configured to receive and display the captured live feed images, wherein the viewing equipment includes a visor upon which the captured live feed images are displayed;
a processor in communication with the camera and the viewing equipment;
a stand configured to support the camera and the processor; and
a case configured to house the camera, the viewing equipment, and the processor, and the stand;
wherein the stand is configured for releasable assembly and disassembly;
wherein the viewing equipment is located remote from the stand and camera;
wherein the case dimensions are 22 inches or less×14 inches or less×9 inches or less.

US Pat. No. 10,595,715

ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL DEVICE AND OUTER SLEEVE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscopic surgical device comprising:an endoscope that is configured to observe an inside of a body cavity;
a treatment tool that is configured to inspect or treat an affected part within the body cavity; and
an overtube that is configured to guide the endoscope and the treatment tool into the body cavity,
wherein the overtube includes
an overtube body that is configured to pass through a body wall and is configured to be inserted into the body cavity,
an endoscope insertion passage that is provided inside the overtube body and allows the endoscope to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward,
a treatment tool insertion passage that is provided inside the overtube body and allows the treatment tool to be inserted therethrough so as to be movable forward and backward,
a slider which is configured to be movable forward and backward inside the overtube body, has an endoscope-coupled part to be coupled to the endoscope inserted through the endoscope insertion passage and a treatment tool-coupled part to be coupled to the treatment tool inserted through the treatment tool insertion passage, wherein the endoscope-coupled part comprises a through-hole, and the treatment tool-coupled part comprises a sleeve that is coupled to the treatment tool, and
a side surface opening that is formed to pass through a side wall of the overtube body, in communication with a passage in the overtube body, and is configured to send a fluid into the body cavity, and
wherein the side surface opening is configured to be openable and closable by the forward and backward movement of the slider.

US Pat. No. 10,595,711

SYSTEM FOR A MINIMALLY-INVASIVE, OPERATIVE GASTROINTESTINAL TREATMENT

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A minimally invasive surgical system, comprising:a flexible main tube having a first lumen, a first flexible tube positioned within the first lumen, the first flexible tube floating within the first lumen such that at least an intermediate portion of the first flexible tube moves radially within the first lumen, the first lumen further configured and dimensioned to receive an endoscope, the first lumen enabling floating movement of the endoscope within the first lumen;
a first instrument slidably positioned within the first flexible tube, the first instrument configured for axial movement therein, the first instrument having a longitudinal axis and a distal portion movable to an angled position with respect to the longitudinal axis; and
a working space expanding system positioned at a distal portion of the flexible main tube, the working space expanding system movable from a non-expanded insertion position to an expanded position forming an expanded cage, the distal portion of the first instrument movable within the expanded cage.

US Pat. No. 10,595,707

ADJUSTABLE RACK ASSEMBLIES AND END CAPS FOR APPLIANCES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A rack assembly comprising:a frame positioned within a wash chamber of a dishwasher appliance;
a rack selectively mounted to the frame to receive articles for washing, the rack being slidable along the frame in a transverse direction between an extended position and a retracted position;
a first front wheel rotatably attached to the rack above the frame;
a second front wheel rotatably attached to the rack below the first front wheel in vertical alignment with the first front wheel; and
an end cap attached to the frame at a forward end thereof, the end cap defining
a top-end catch profile directed rearward along the transverse direction, the top-end catch profile having a transverse profile segment and a vertical profile segment extending from and above the transverse profile segment to receive the first front wheel in the extended position, and
a bottom-end relief profile directed forward along the transverse direction,
wherein the bottom-end relief profile is a forwardmost surface of the end cap having a concave profile segment curving away from a front end to a bottom vertex, and wherein the bottom vertex is positioned rearward relative to at least a portion of the transverse profile.

US Pat. No. 10,595,706

DISHWASHER WITH AIR SYSTEM

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A dishwasher for treating dishes according to an automatic cycle of operation comprising:a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber receiving the dishes for treatment;
an airflow conduit having an inlet section fluidly coupling ambient air to the tub, an outlet section fluidly coupling the tub to the ambient air, and a bypass section fluidly coupling the inlet section to the outlet section and bypassing the tub;
a dual blower assembly fluidly coupled to the airflow conduit and comprising a first impeller and a second impeller, the first impeller partitioned from the second impeller, the first impeller effecting a flow of ambient air through the inlet section to the treating chamber, where the ambient air delivered to the treating chamber mixes with air in the treating chamber to form mixed air, the second impeller effecting a flow of the mixed air from the treating chamber through the outlet section and exhausting the mixed air through an exhaust outlet, and at least one of the first and second impellers effecting the flow of ambient air from the inlet section, through the bypass section, and to the outlet section; and
a condenser provided in the outlet section to receive the mixed air exhausting from the treating chamber and wherein the inlet section is further fluidly coupled with the condenser at a plurality of locations and configured to fluidly couple ambient air to the condenser;
wherein the bypass section is fluidly coupled with the outlet section at one of upstream of the condenser, downstream of the condenser, or at the condenser to mix ambient air with the mixed air exhausting from the treating chamber; and
wherein the inlet section is coupled with the tub and with the bypass section downstream of the first impeller such that a portion of the ambient air supplied to the inlet section by the first impeller is supplied to the tub and a portion of the ambient air supplied to the inlet section by the first impeller is supplied to the bypass section.

US Pat. No. 10,595,698

CLEANING PAD FOR CLEANING ROBOT

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. A cleaning pad for an autonomous cleaning robot, the cleaning pad comprising:a core of one or more absorbent layers for absorbing liquid and for distributing the liquid within a cleaning pad;
a wrap layer around the core, the wrap layer comprising a fibrous layer that is flexible and absorbent, the fibrous layer configured to absorb liquid and transfer the liquid to the core; and
one or more transition regions spanning a cleaning width of the cleaning pad, the one or more transition regions dividing the cleaning pad into at least two segments,
wherein a forward positioned segment, of the at least two segments, has a lesser thickness compared to a thickness of an aft positioned segment of the at least two segments.

US Pat. No. 10,595,693

DUST COLLECTOR USING FAN HEAT AND DUST COLLECTOR HAVING IRONING FUNCTION

Yejen Appliances (Shenzhe...

1. A dust collector using fan heat, comprising a bottom shell (10) and an upper cover (50), with a rear end (12) of the bottom shell (10) provided with an air outlet (122) and a fan assembly (30), with the upper cover (50) covering and connected to the bottom shell (10), with air flows of the fan assembly (30) exhausted to the air outlet (122), with the fan assembly (30) including a fan (33) and a stator (331); characterized in that the rear end (12) is provided with a lower frame edge (121), both the fan assembly (30) and the air outlet (122) are encircled for development of an enclosed air flow channel (35), and a heat collector (40) is provided on the stator (331) in the air flow channel (35).

US Pat. No. 10,595,692

EVACUATION STATION

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. An evacuation station comprising:an intake opening configured to pneumatically interface with a debris bin of a robotic cleaner, the debris bin containing first debris and second debris;
an air mover configured to draw an airflow containing the first debris and the second debris into the evacuation station through the intake opening;
a debris separation device to separate the second debris from the airflow, the debris separation device comprising a conical separator configured to receive at least a portion of the airflow and separate at least a portion of the second debris from the airflow; and
a receptacle to receive and store the portion of the second debris.

US Pat. No. 10,595,688

TOILET APPARATUS

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu-Sh...

1. A toilet apparatus comprising:a main part including a function part, and a case cover covering the function part;
a toilet seat attached rotatably to the case cover; and
a toilet lid attached rotatably to the case cover, the toilet lid shifting between a closed state covering the toilet seat and an open state exposing the toilet seat,
the toilet lid including
a lid main body covering the toilet seat in the closed state, and
a hanging portion hanging from an outer edge of the lid main body, and covering a side of the toilet seat in the closed state, and
an inside surface of a lower end portion of the hanging portion being tapered,
wherein the case cover includes an extending portion, the extending portion includes a center portion in a right and left direction and a side end portion in the right and left direction, a height of the side end portion of the extending portion is lower than a height of the center portion of the extending portion, the height of the side end portion of the extending portion is gradually lowered in a direction from the center portion to the side end portion, and the lower end portion of the hanging portion is positioned above the side end portion of the extending portion in the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,595,686

FOAM PRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD

BOBRICK WASHROOM EQUIPMEN...

7. A method for delivering hand soap foam comprising:receiving liquid soap and air in a pre-mixing chamber;
pre-mixing the liquid soap and air in the pre-mixing chamber forming a mixture of liquid soap and air;
delivering said mixture to a mixing chamber;
converting said mixture to foam at the mixing chamber;
delivering said foam to a dispensing outlet;
dispensing said foam from said dispensing outlet to a user's hand; and
determining a time span between a previous dispensing of foam and said dispensing of foam, wherein dispensing said foam comprises dispensing an amount of foam related to said time span, wherein the amount of foam dispensed after a predetermined time span includes foam converted from said mixture at said mixing chamber during said dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,595,677

PORTABLE BIOMASS STOVE

1. A portable biomass stove comprising:a tubular seat unit including
an inner tubular seat that has a tubular body defining a combustion chamber which is adapted to receive a biomass fuel therein, said tubular body being formed with a plurality of spaced-apart top and bottom holes that fluidly communicate with said combustion chamber, and
an outer tubular seat that surrounds said inner tubular seat, that cooperates with said inner tubular seat to define an internal space therebetween, and that is formed with an air inlet located under said tubular body, a top end portion of said outer tubular seat being connected to a top end portion of said tubular body in a sealing contact manner; and
an insulation unit disposed in one of said internal space and an ambient space outside said outer tubular seat so as to prevent dissipation of heat out of said outer tubular seat,
wherein said insulation unit includes a main insulation member that is disposed in said internal space, and that surrounds said tubular body of said inner tubular seat.

US Pat. No. 10,595,674

AUTOMATED CLEANING SYSTEM FOR FOOD PROCESSOR AND METHOD

Idea Boxx, LLC, Victor, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a manifold assembly including a first wash barrel sized to be received within a portion of a first food flow path of a soft serve machine, the first flow path having a forward flow direction for processing a first food product from an upstream section to a downstream section, the manifold assembly configured to engage the soft serve machine; and
(b) a pressurized solution input in the manifold assembly to receive a solution to pass from the first wash barrel and flow along a portion of the first food flow path in a reverse flow direction for exiting the first food flow path at an exit location, wherein the exit location is upstream, relative to the forward flow direction, of the first wash barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,595,672

AUTOMATED CLEANING SYSTEM FOR FOOD PROCESSOR AND METHOD

Idea Boxx, LLC, Victor, ...

1. A soft serve machine comprising:(a) a first food flow path having an upstream section and a downstream section for passing a first food product in a forward flow direction from the upstream section to the downstream section;
(b) a first temperature change station in the first food flow path intermediate the upstream section and the downstream section; and
(c) a manifold assembly having an input receiving a solution into the manifold assembly and a first output passing the solution from the manifold assembly, the manifold assembly configured to engage the soft serve machine to introduce the solution into the first food flow path, wherein the solution passes from the manifold assembly to pass along a portion of the first food flow path in a reverse flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,595,671

COFFEE MACHINE AND RELEVANT COFFEE EXTRACTION METHOD

SIMONELLI GROUP S.P.A., ...

1. A coffee machine comprising:a dispensing unit adapted to dispense hot water;
a feeding and heating system adapted to feed hot water to said dispensing unit;
at least one filter-holder comprising a filter adapted to receive one or more doses of ground coffee and at least one dispensing nozzle, said filter-holder inserted in the dispensing unit and adapted to extract liquid coffee;
a support surface comprising a fixed frame and at least one mobile portion that moves vertically with respect to the fixed frame in accordance to a weight on the mobile portion, the mobile portion being disposed under the dispensing nozzle of the filter-holder to support a cup, the cup adapted to be filled with liquid coffee;
at least one load cell cooperative with the mobile portion of said support surface, the load cell adapted to detect a weight of the cup on the mobile portion;
a control unit connected to the load cell to receive the weight of the cup, said control unit having a memory;
a keyboard and a display connected to the control unit;
a coffee grinder comprising:
a grinding assembly adapted to grind coffee beans;
a container cooperative with said grinding assembly so as to feed the coffee beans to said grinding assembly;
an electric motor connected to said grinding assembly, said electric motor actuating or stopping said grinding assembly;
a dispensing duct connected to the grinder unit to dispense ground coffee in the filter of the filter-holder;
a support platform disposed under said dispensing duct and supporting the filter-holder so that the ground coffee is dispensed in the filter, said support platform being vertically movable relative to the weight on said support platform;
another load cell connected to said support platform, said another load cell weighing a quantity of ground coffee dispensed from said dispensing duct and contained in the filter of the filter-holder;
another control unit electrically connected to said another load cell to receive an indicative value of the weight of the ground coffee contained in the filter, wherein said another control unit of said coffee grinder is operatively connected to the control unit to send information as to the weight of the ground coffee contained in the filter-holder, wherein at least one preset infusion ratio is stored in the memory of said control unit, said infusion ratio being selected by an operator, said control unit being configured to stop dispensing coffee when a weight of liquid coffee in the cup measured by the load cell satisfies the preset infusion ratio selected by the operator.

US Pat. No. 10,595,670

COUPLING OF A DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A BEVERAGE MACHINE TO A DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A connecting device for connecting a beverage machine with an external liquid delivery system to supply liquid to the beverage machine, the connecting device comprising:a device body;
an inlet for a fluid connection to the external liquid delivery system;
an outlet for delivering the liquid from the external liquid delivery system via the inlet to the beverage machine;
a valve arrangement switchable between an open configuration for establishing a fluidic connection between the inlet and the outlet and a closed configuration for interrupting the fluidic connection;
the valve arrangement is connected to the inlet by a fluid connector that is fixed to a frame portion of the device body;
a control unit for switching the valve arrangement between the open configuration and the closed configuration; and
the device body has an assembly arrangement for reversibly or irreversibly assembling the device body to the beverage machine.

US Pat. No. 10,595,665

EXTRACTING METHOD AND EXTRACTING APPARATUS

Tree Field, Inc., Tokyo ...

1. An extracting method of extracting a coffee liquid from ground beans of roasted coffee beans, comprising:a pressure reduction step of reducing a pressure in an extraction container in which the ground beans and a liquid are stored from a first air pressure which is an air pressure more than an atmospheric pressure to the atmospheric pressure; and
an extraction step, after the pressure reduction step, of extracting the coffee liquid from the ground beans,
wherein the first air pressure is an air pressure at which the liquid at a predetermined temperature does not boil,
the liquid which does not boil at the first air pressure boils at the atmospheric pressure, and
the reducing the pressure is done by an atmosphere-release in which the air pressure in the extraction container is released into an atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,595,663

EDO CUP 2.0

Reginald Osagie Akpata, ...

1. A completely biodegradable, disposable drip beverage device comprising of: a die-cut and die-scored paper card forming a conical accordion biodegradable porous beverage filter attached by sewn organic thread to a die cut chipboard tag; said chipboard tag constructed and arranged to outwardly display one or more of logos, symbols or messages on its sides, said filter being constructed and arranged to sit atop a single beverage cup or vase; wherein the beverage device is a disposable conical filter which when deployed forms a conically shaped vessel for brewing coffee, wherein the die scoring forms a pair of wings on each side of the filter over the cup or vase into which the brewed coffee will flow, with each wing extending outward from opposite sides of the device to provide support for the device on top of the cup or vase, and wherein the die cut chipboard tag and the porous beverage brewing filter together create a completely biodegradable and recyclable vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,595,661

DOUBLE WALL COOKING VESSEL WITH INDUCTION ELEMENT INSERT

Bernard Fryshman, Brookl...

1. A cooking vessel system comprising:a double wall cooking vessel that includes:
a bottom wall, an inner side wall, and an outer side wall;
a plurality of dividers that extend between the inner side wall and the outer side wall, wherein the plurality of dividers form one or more slots between the inner side wall and the outer side wall; and
an induction element configured to fit into a slot of the one or more slots such that the induction element is positioned at least partially between the inner side wall and the outer side wall, and further comprising one or more horizontal slits in a portion of the outer side wall adjacent to the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,595,660

PORTABLE FULLY AUTOMATIC COOKING SYSTEM

1. An automated cooking system, the system comprising a machine unit, the machine unit comprising:a first vessel and a second vessel configured to receive ingredients required for cooking;
at least one controller to control the functioning of the machine unit and the first vessel and the second vessel;
a heating unit configured to heat at least the first vessel, wherein at least a portion of the heating unit is in contact with the first vessel;
a plurality of movable ingredient boxes configured to store and dispense ingredients upon requirement;
an ingredient boxes moving mechanism, configured to move the movable ingredient boxes, the ingredient boxes moving mechanism comprising:
at least one transmission unit connected to each of the movable ingredient boxes; and
a motor coupled to the transmission unit to drive the transmission unit, wherein driving of the transmission unit results in movement of the movable ingredient boxes;
a plurality of stationary ingredient boxes housed within at least one temperature controlled chamber;
a procuring unit disposed underneath the plurality of stationary ingredient boxes, wherein the procuring unit receives the ingredients dispensed by one or more of the stationary ingredient boxes and transports the received ingredients to the first vessel; and
a pouring mechanism comprising a pouring unit coupled to the second vessel, wherein the pouring unit is configured to, traverse along an axis to move the second vessel towards or away from the first vessel and manoeuvre the second vessel to pour ingredients present in the second vessel into the first vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,595,659

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD TO ATTACH AND SECURE DECORATIVE ACCESSORY, COVER, DISGUISE, AND / OR ENHANCEMENT TO OTHER ITEMS AND / OR FIXTURES

1. An apparatus to attach and secure an ornament or decorative accessory to an item, comprising:an adjustable clip comprising three sections, a first end, a second end, and a middle section;
the adjustable clip being a singular continuous piece of malleable material with magnetic properties and having a constant thickness throughout its length from the first end to the second end; and
a decorative linking element comprising a magnetic component held within a decorative housing of the decorative linking element and having an exposed side, a connector attached to the decorative linking disposed on the decorative housing, the connector configured to connect to an ornamental device;
wherein the adjustable clip is configured to be magnetically attached to the decorative housing and wrapped around the item for display of the ornament or the decorative accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,595,658

SAFETY MAILBOX ASSEMBLY AND METHODS OF USING SAME

1. A safety mailbox assembly, comprising:a substantially hollow and post-less top structure configured with a top portion of a reversible connection at a base of the top structure and including at least one mail box disposed therein;
a substantially hollow and post-less bottom structure configured with a bottom portion of the reversible connection;
wherein the reversible connection is a snap fit joint and the top portion and the bottom portion connect together to reversibly connect the top structure and the bottom structure.

US Pat. No. 10,595,656

CARPET-STRETCHING APPARATUS

1. A carpet-stretching apparatus, comprising:a main frame to connect to at least a portion of a carpet as disposed on a surface, the main frame comprising:
a first section, comprising
a first side,
a second side disposed perpendicularly away from a first end of the first side at a first end of the second side with respect to a first lateral direction,
a third side disposed perpendicularly away from a second end of the second side at a first end of the third side with respect to a second lateral direction, such that the third side is substantially parallel to the first side,
a stretch bar transversely disposed between at least a portion of the first side and at least a portion of the third side to move at least one carpet spike in response to movement of the stretch bar, and
a plurality of stretch-bar-receiving grooves disposed within at least a portion of the first side, and at least a portion of the third side to facilitate movement of the stretch bar therein, and
a second section pivotally disposed along at least a portion of a length of the second side to prevent movement of the first section in response to being disposed on the surface;
the at least one carpet spike disposed on at least a portion of the main frame to be inserted into at least a portion of the carpet, such that at least a portion of the carpet moves in response to movement of at least a portion of the main frame; and
a stretch bar manipulation assembly disposed on at least a portion of the main frame to move at least a portion of the main frame in response to a manipulation of the stretch bar manipulation assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,595,650

HIDDEN LIGHTING FOR A DISPLAY SPACE

1. A light source assembly comprising:an elongated housing comprising a bottom extremity and a front edge, an opening being defined between the bottom extremity and the front edge, the bottom extremity at a height defining a horizon line and the front edge defining a vertical line;
a light source mounted within the elongated housing entirely above the horizon line and at least partially past the vertical line for producing an illumination area bound by the opening and toward a display space, wherein the illumination area comprises direct lighting on both sides of the vertical line below the front edge.

US Pat. No. 10,595,648

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING DAMAGE TO PRODUCTS

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A method for operating a transparent electronic display comprising the steps of:providing a display case for housing consumer products, said display case comprising a door housing the transparent electronic display, wherein said door is configured to permit access to said consumer products, and a controller programmed with transparency data, wherein said controller is in electronic communication with the electronic display, and wherein said transparency data comprises a number of predetermined transparency levels for the electronic display during a number of corresponding time periods;
determining a current time; and
operating the electronic display at the predetermined transparency level associated with a time period corresponding to the current time.

US Pat. No. 10,595,647

BELT DRIVE FOR DISPENSING CUTLERY AND RELATED METHODS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A dispenser for dispensing cutlery utensils, the dispenser comprising:a housing configured to contain a stack of nested cutlery utensils for dispensing, each cutlery utensil having an axial cross-section that varies along a length thereof;
a dispensing mechanism comprising:
at least one belt configured to contact a first side of the stack of nested cutlery utensils and to be driven and separate a cutlery utensil from the stack of nested cutlery utensils in a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the cutlery utensil;
a stationary support comprising a flat surface configured to contact an opposite second side of the stack of nested cutlery utensils; and
at least one drive mechanism configured to drive the at least one belt; and
a receptacle configured to receive the cutlery utensil separated from the stack of nested cutlery utensils.

US Pat. No. 10,595,643

MATTRESS FOUNDATION WITH SLIDABLY ATTACHED COMPONENTS

1. A mattress foundation, comprising:a head end panel assembly having a first end and a second end;
a foot end panel assembly having a first end and a second end;
a left side panel assembly having a first end and a second end; and
a right side panel assembly having a first end and a second end,
wherein the first end of the left side panel assembly slidably attaches to the first end of the head end panel assembly via a first sliding mechanism, the second end of the left side panel assembly slidably attaches to the first end of the foot end panel assembly via a second sliding mechanism, the first end of the right side panel assembly slidably attaches to the second end of the head end panel assembly via a third sliding mechanism, and the second end of the right side panel assembly slidably attaches to the second end of the foot end panel assembly via a fourth sliding mechanism,
wherein at least one of the first sliding mechanism, the second sliding mechanism, the third sliding mechanism, and the fourth sliding mechanism includes an elongated slot,
wherein an elongated protruding element is configured to fit within said elongated slot,
wherein a horizontal cross-section of at least one of said elongated slot and said elongated protruding element includes thin elongated flexible arms, attached at their proximal ends to a common surface, but otherwise extending away from said common surface and separated from each other, and
wherein when viewed from said horizontal cross-section, an average thickness of said thin elongated flexible arms is substantially less than a length of said thin elongated flexible arms.

US Pat. No. 10,595,642

LIFTING DEVICE FOR HEADREST

DONGGUAN WEIHONG HARDWARE...

1. A lifting device for headrest, comprising a fixing frame, a driving rod, two headrest supports, a driving device fixed on the fixing frame, and two lifting mechanisms configured on the fixing frame and located at two sides of the driving device, wherein each lifting device comprises a reversing driving assembly, a guide rod and a slider moveably connected on the guide rod, the two headrest supports are mounted on the sliders, respectively, the driving rod passes through the driving device and is driven by the driving device, two ends of the driving rod are connected with the reversing driving assemblies, respectively, and the slider is driven by the reversing driving assembly to slide on the guide rod.

US Pat. No. 10,595,634

ADJUSTABLE ANGLE TELEVISION MOUNTING APPARATUS

1. An adjustable angle television mounting apparatus, wherein, the adjustable angle television mounting apparatus comprises a wall plate, first support arms, a second support arm, an adjustment base and a mounting member, the wall plate is configured to mount to a wall, the mounting member is configured to mount a television, the first support arms are actively mounted to the wall plate through first arm threaded rods to form a left and right rotating structure, the second support arm is actively mounted to the first support arms through a second arm threaded rod to form a left and right rotating structure, the adjustment base is mounted to a front end of the second support arm, the mounting member is coupled to the adjustment base to form a structure which can obliquely rotate front and rear and rotate vertically; the front end of the second support arm is equipped with a fixed base through a head threaded rod, the adjustment base is mounted to the fixed base, a bottom portion of the adjustment base defines a vertical adjustment hole having an arc-shaped strip structure, the bottom portion of the adjustment base is coupled to the mounting member through vertical adjusting screws passing through the vertical adjustment hole to form a structure which can rotate left and right.

US Pat. No. 10,595,630

ADJUSTABLE TABLE ASSEMBLY

Virco Mfg. Corporation, ...

1. A table comprising:a top member configured to move between a first position and a second position;
a first leg and a second leg opposing each other, the first leg comprising a first opening and the second leg comprising a second opening;
a first hinge component coupled to the top member and at least one of the first leg or the second leg;
a first movement guide bracket coupled to the top member, the first movement guide bracket comprising a guide path, the guide path comprising an elongate opening extending through the first movement guide bracket and having at least a first locking portion, a second locking portion, and a movement portion between the first locking portion and the second locking portion; and
a locking member coupled to at least one of the first leg or the second leg, at least a portion of the locking member positioned within and extending through the elongate opening of the guide path of the first movement guide bracket, at least a portion of the locking member configured to move within the guide path when the first movement guide bracket, the top member moves between the first position and the second position,
wherein when the locking member is positioned within and extending through the first locking portion of the guide path, the top member is locked in the first position;
wherein when the locking member is positioned within and extending through the second locking portion of the guide path, the top member is locked in the second position; and
wherein when the locking member is positioned within and extending through the movement portion of the guide path, the locking member is configured to move within the guide path of the first movement guide bracket to allow the top member to move between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,595,625

TILE AND GROUT CLEANING PAD

1. A tile and grout cleaning pad comprising:a pliable disposable cleaning pad having a cleaning surface, a length, and a width shorter than said length, said cleaning surface configured to contact and clean a tiled surface located at a first depth;
a grout cleaning brush extending from said pliable disposable cleaning pad and comprising a substantially continuous region of bristles having a width and a length greater than said width, said brush centered along the length of said cleaning pad with the length of said brush along the width of said cleaning pad wherein said bristles of said grout cleaning brush extend outward from-the cleaning surface to contact and clean a grouted surface located at a second depth greater than said first depth of said first surface; and
wherein said cleaning surface contacts said first surface and said grout cleaning brush contacts said second surface simultaneously allowing the simultaneous cleaning of said tiled surface at the first depth and said grouted surface at the second depth greater than said first depth.

US Pat. No. 10,595,624

CLEANING ROLLER FOR CLEANING ROBOTS

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. A cleaning roller mountable to a cleaning robot, the cleaning roller comprising:a sheath comprising a shell, an outer diameter of the shell tapering from a first end portion of the sheath and a second end portion of the sheath toward a center of the roller; and
a core extending from a first end portion of the core to a second end portion of the core along an axis of rotation of the roller, the first and second end portions of the core being mountable to the robot for rotating about the axis of rotation, wherein the core includes a central portion interlocked with the sheath to rotationally couple the core to the sheath and inhibit relative translation of the sheath and the core along the axis of rotation,
wherein an inner surface of the sheath and an outer surface of the core define an air gap therebetween, the air gap extending from the central portion of the core longitudinally along the axis of rotation toward the first end portion or the second end portion of the core.

US Pat. No. 10,595,623

COSMETIC BRUSH

1. A cosmetic brush comprising:a handle body;
a brush head;
the handle body comprising a gripping surface, a mounting surface and a brush head receptacle;
the brush head comprising a coupling body and a plurality of bristles;
the brush head receptacle traversing into the handle body through the mounting surface;
the coupling body being positioned into the brush head receptacle;
the plurality of bristles being patterned across the coupling body;
the plurality of bristles being connected to the coupling body;
the brush head being coupled with the handle body;
the plurality of bristles being patterned into a petal shape;
each of the plurality of bristles being made from a group consisting of silicone-coated filaments, natural hairs, synthetic hairs and manmade materials;
the gripping surface comprising a bulbous portion and a tail portion;
the gripping surface being tapered from the bulbous portion to the tail portion;
the gripping surface being curved;
the handle body being tear-drop shaped;
the mounting surface comprising a planar portion and a concave portion;
the planar portion being adjacently positioned to the bulbous portion;
the concave portion being adjacently positioned to the tail portion; and
the brush head receptacle traversing into the handle body through the planar portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,622

COMBINATION STRAP AND STAND SUPPORT FOR TABLETS AND HAND HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES

NATIONAL PRODUCTS, INC., ...

1. A support for a portable electronic device, the support comprising:a case structured for receiving the portable electronic device;
a rotatable base positioned on a back plane of the case and rotatable relative to the case;
a strap comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end, wherein the first and second ends of the strap are both attached to the base, wherein the strap is configured for fitting around an appendage of a user and allowing the user to support the base relative to the appendage;
a support stand that is attached to the base independently of the strap and is swivelable with respect to the base between a stowed position and a deployed position and configured, when swiveled away from the base in the deployed position, for supporting the base on an external surface in an angled arrangement relative to the external surface, wherein the support stand maintains a same shape in both the deployed and stowed positions; and
a swivel mechanism attached to the support stand and the base for swiveling the support stand within a range of deployment angles relative to the base, wherein the swivel mechanism is attached to the base at a position on the base between positions at which the first and second ends of the strap are attached to the base so that the strap extends over the swivel mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,595,621

FLORAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

MGX INNOVATIONS, Wilkes-...

1. An attachment device for coupling a floral arrangement to an article, the attachment device comprising:a support element comprising:
a rib member extending from a first end face to a second end face, the rib member having a bottom surface, a first aperture in the first end face, and a second aperture in the second end face;
a first post extending from the bottom surface of the rib member; and
a second post extending from the bottom surface of the rib member, the second post being spaced apart from the first post, wherein a receiving cavity is defined by the rib member and the first and second posts,
wherein the first end face of the rib member, the second end face of the rib member, a front surface of the first post, and a front surface of the second post are coplanar;
a retaining element comprising a body and first and second pins extending from the body; and
wherein the retaining element is detachably coupled to the support element with the first pin of the retaining element extending through the first aperture of the rib member and the second pin of the retaining element extending through the second aperture of the rib member.

US Pat. No. 10,595,619

MAGNETIC MULTIPURPOSE WEARABLE RETAINER

1. A retaining apparatus comprising:a vertically extending wearable retainer (100) comprising:
a retainer substrate;
a first magnet (330) fixedly coupled relative to the retainer substrate;
a clutch cavity (310) disposed vertically above the magnet (330) and disposed in the retainer substrate; and,
a nail aperture (240) disposed at a front surface of the wearable retainer and passing through the retainer substrate, the nail aperture (240) being configured to receive a nail (315) of an indicia pin (110) into the clutch cavity (310);
a retaining hoop (120) fixedly coupled at a bottom surface (210) of the wearable retainer (100), wherein the first magnet (330) is vertically disposed between the clutch cavity (310) and the retaining hoop (210);
a retainer retaining base (1300) comprising a second magnet (1410) configured to magnetically couple with the first magnet (330), such that when magnetically and operably coupled, a back side (320) of the wearable retainer (100) is in intimate physical contact with the front side (1330) of the retainer retaining base (1300);
the indicia pin (110) comprising:
an ornamental portion; and,
the nail (315) fixedly coupled to the ornamental portion, the nail (315) being configured to be received in the clutch cavity (310) via the nail aperture (240); and,
a pendant clutch (305) sized to fit within clutch cavity (310) and configured to receive the nail (315),
wherein, when the pendant clutch (305), the nail (315), and the nail aperture (240) are operatively aligned and assembled with one another:
the indicia pin (110) is securely retained by the wearable retainer (100) via frictional engagement, inside of the clutch cavity (310), between the nail (315) and the pendant clutch (305), and,
the nail aperture (240) is disposed between the ornamental portion and the pendant clutch (305).

US Pat. No. 10,595,615

COSMETICS PORTIONING MACHINE

Sephora USA, Inc., San F...

1. A portioning machine for providing a cosmetic comprising a mixture of at two ingredients, the portioning machine comprising:a mixing chamber, the mixing chamber having a longitudinal axis and an inner perimeter wall extending parallel to the longitudinal axis, the mixing chamber having a distal end and a proximal end;
an outlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber;
a piston disposed in the mixing chamber and configured to move towards and away from the proximal end, the piston having a face extending transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis and being substantially in contact with the inner perimeter wall, such that the piston and the inner perimeter wall define a volume, and the face preventing flow of fluid therethrough into or out of the volume;
a plurality of inlets for providing ingredients into the mixing chamber, the plurality of inlets in fluid communication with the mixing chamber and disposed radially about a circumference of the inner perimeter wall at the proximal end of the mixing chamber;
for each of the plurality of inlets, a check valve to prevent fluid from being forced into the respective inlet from the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,595,613

LOTION APPLICATION ASSEMBLY

1. A lotion application assembly being configured to apply lotion on a user's skin, said assembly comprising:a fluid pump having an intake tube and a plunger being movably coupled to said intake tube, said fluid pump being removably coupled to a lotion bottle having said intake tube being immersed in lotion contained in the lotion bottle;
a plurality of sliding balls, each of said sliding balls being slidably positioned on said intake tube such that each of said sliding balls is immersed in the lotion when said fluid pump is removably coupled to the lotion bottle, each of said sliding balls retaining an amount of lotion thereon when said fluid pump is removed from the lotion bottle wherein each of said sliding balls is configured to deposit the lotion onto a user's skin when said intake tube is rubbed on the user's skin; and
a fixed ball being coupled to said intake tube thereby inhibiting said plurality of sliding balls from sliding off of said intake tube.

US Pat. No. 10,595,608

LUGGAGE SYSTEM EMPLOYING A TELESCOPICALLY-EXTENDABLE HANDLE AND BATTERY POWER SUPPLY ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH A SEMI-AUTOMATIC BATTERY POWER MODULE EJECTION MECHANISM

JRSK, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A method of operating a luggage system, comprising the steps of:(a) Using the fingers of the user's hand for:
(i) manually releasing and protracting a telescopically-extendible handle assembly from its base housing component installed in the luggage piece,
(ii) applying a force to a hinged power port cover panel covering a USB power recharging port and one or more USB discharging ports supported on a battery power module loaded and retained in a battery module casing mounted beneath said telescopically-extendible handle assembly to unlock said hinged power port cover panel,
(iii) rotating upwardly the hinged power port cover panel to permit access to the USB power recharging port and one or more USB discharging ports supported on the battery power module.

US Pat. No. 10,595,607

LUGGAGE HAVING TWO BRAKEABLE WHEELS

1. A luggage comprising:a pull handle unit;
a pressing unit mounted in the pull handle unit;
a driving unit connected with the pressing unit;
a transmission unit connected with the driving unit; and
a wheel unit connected with the transmission unit;
wherein:
the pull handle unit includes an outer pipe and an inner pipe movably mounted in the outer pipe;
the pressing unit includes a spring support secured in the outer pipe, a control box movably mounted in the outer pipe, and a first compression spring biased between the spring support and the control box;
the driving unit includes a fixed seat secured on the outer pipe, and a drive member mounted on the fixed seat;
the fixed seat is provided with a mounting groove;
the drive member has a first neck and a second neck;
the first neck of the drive member is mounted in the mounting groove of the fixed seat;
the first neck has a first driving portion secured to the control box;
the second neck has a second driving portion;
the transmission unit includes a bottom plate, a support seat mounted on the bottom plate and provided with a receiving chamber, a transmission member mounted in the receiving chamber of the support seat, and having a first end driven by the second driving portion of the drive member, and a second end provided with a pressing portion, a second compression spring biased between the support seat and the pressing portion of the transmission member, and a top cover mounted on the bottom plate and covering the support seat;
the bottom plate is mounted in a luggage body and secured on a bottom of the luggage body;
the receiving chamber of the support seat has a side provided with a limit breach;
the second neck of the drive member is mounted in the limit breach of the support seat;
the top cover is provided with a through hole;
the drive member passes the through hole of the top cover;
the wheel unit includes a base secured to the bottom plate, a wheel support pivotally mounted on the base, two wheels mounted on the wheel support, a brake member mounted on a lower end of the wheel support, and having a first end provided with a pressed portion and a second end provided with two locking teeth, and a drive shaft movably mounted on the base, and having an upper end abutting and driven by the pressing portion of the transmission member, and a lower end resting on the pressed portion of the brake member;
the base is located outside of the luggage body and secured on the bottom of the luggage body;
the base is provided with a shaft hole;
the drive shaft extends through the shaft hole of the base;
the second compression spring is mounted on the upper end of the drive shaft;
each of the two wheels is provided with a toothed portion; and
each of the two locking teeth of the brake member is movable to mesh with the toothed portion of each of the two wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,595,604

FOLIO INCLUDING MAGNETIC HINGE FOR COMPUTING DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A folio, comprising:a covering portion;
a flexible hinge portion; and
a first magnetic element and a second magnetic element, the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element being disposed in the flexible hinge portion, the first magnetic element being configured to move with respect to the second magnetic element,
the folio configured to move between an open configuration and a closed configuration such that:
when the folio is in the open configuration, a portion of the first magnetic element is attached to a portion of the second magnetic element,
when the folio is in the closed configuration, the portion of the first magnetic element is separated from the portion of the second magnetic element.

US Pat. No. 10,595,601

TROLLEY MECHANISM FOR WHEELED LUGGAGE

1. A trolley mechanism for wheeled luggage, the wheeled luggage comprising four luggage wheels at a lower surface of the wheeled luggage and a deployable trolley handle at an upper surface of the wheeled luggage such that, in use, the wheeled luggage may be manoeuvred about by the deployable trolley handle in a substantially upright orientation supported by the luggage wheels and wherein the trolley mechanism comprises a deployable trolley deck, the trolley deck being pivotally coupled substantially at the lower surface of the wheeled luggage at a proximal edge of the trolley deck and having at least one trolley wheel at an opposite distal end of the trolley deck such that the deployable trolley deck is pivotally configurable between:a stowed configuration wherein the trolley deck lies against a surface of the wheeled luggage; and
a deployed configuration wherein the trolley deck is deployed at a substantial right angle to the surface such that, when the wheeled luggage is in the substantially upright orientation and supported by the luggage wheels, the trolley deck defines an upper load bearing surface for supporting additional luggage thereon and the trolley deck is supported at the distal end thereof by the at least one trolley wheel, wherein:
the trolley deck comprises a distal raised edge portion;
the trolley deck comprises a length substantially equal to a height of the wheeled luggage such that the distal raised edge portion reaches over a top edge of the wheeled luggage in the stowed configuration;
the deployable trolley handle is located towards the trolley deck; and
the distal raised edge portion comprises an aperture through which the deployable trolley handle is able to extend upwardly to retain the trolley deck in the stowed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,595,599

DIRECT PRINTED JEWELRY CHARM

Danglz LLC, Orlando, FL ...

1. A jewelry charm, comprising:a first main body section having an inside facing surface and an outside facing surface;
a cylindrical protrusion that is positioned along a central portion of the inside facing surface;
a cylindrical indentation that is positioned adjacent to the cylindrical protrusion, said indentation and protrusion including complementary dimensions;
an elongated indentation that is positioned along the inside facing surface, said elongated indentation encircling the cylindrical indentation and cylindrical protrusion;
a connector having a proximal end that is in communication with the inside facing surface; and
a second main body section that is identical to the first main body section and is configured to be removably secured to the first main body section.

US Pat. No. 10,595,598

JEWELRY SPRING RING CLASP ASSEMBLY

1. A jewelry spring ring clasp assembly comprising:(a) a ring element extending circumferentially about a main axis and thereby defining a ring aperture through the ring element, the ring element having a static segment and a door segment, the static segment having an inboard face and an outboard face disposed oppositely of one another along the main axis, the static segment being arcuately discontinuous so as to define a link insertion gap disposed radially of the main axis, the door segment being actuatable between a closed position and an open position, wherein
(i) the link insertion gap is latchedly blocked when the door segment is in the closed position,
(ii) the link insertion gap is traversable in a radial direction with respect to the main axis when the door segment is in the open position, and
(iii) the door segment is spring-biased toward the closed position;
(b) a setting element which is
(i) in fixed engagement with the static segment, and
(ii) configured to retain an ornamental element in a fixed position along the main axis so that the ornamental element visually obscures the ring aperture and the ring element from a viewpoint defined along the main axis outward of the outboard face; and
(c) a back plate extending diametrically across the ring aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,595,593

SPIKE FOR FOOTWEAR HAVING RIGID PORTION AND RESILIENT PORTION

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A spike operable to be removably attached to an article of footwear, the spike comprising:a first portion that is configured to attach to the article of footwear, the first portion including (i) a base extending from a first end to a second end along an axial direction and having a first diameter, (ii) a first flange extending radially outwardly from the first end of the base and having a second diameter greater than the first diameter, and (iii) a projection having a third diameter that is less than the first diameter and the second diameter, the projection projecting from an opposite side of the first flange than the base along the axial direction; and
a second portion that is attached to the first portion, the second portion configured to extend away from the article of footwear;
wherein the projection is embedded within the second portion and the projection includes a plurality of ribs that are embedded within the second portion, the plurality of ribs being spaced apart from each other along the axial direction between the first flange and a distal end of the projection;
wherein the second portion is more resilient than the first portion; and
wherein the second portion is chemically bonded to the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,589

INSOLE FOR HIGH-HEELED FOOTWEAR

11. High-heeled footwear, comprising an insole:wherein the insole comprises a lifting structure arranged to lift the metatarsal heads and to flatten the angles of the metatarsal phalangeal joints of a foot of a wearer; and wherein the lifting structure comprises three sections with decreasing thickness in a direction towards a toe region of the footwear, the three sections comprising a rearmost section furthest from the toe region, a foremost section, and a middle section between the rearmost section and the foremost section;
wherein the rearmost section, the foremost section, and the middle section respectively protrude from a lower surface of the insole or from an upper surface of the insole; and
wherein the foremost section is elevated 1-3 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the foremost section protrudes, the middle section is elevated 3-5 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the middle section protrudes, and the rearmost section is elevated 5-7 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the rearmost section protrudes; or wherein the foremost section is elevated 0.5-1.5 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the foremost section protrudes, the middle section is elevated 1.5-2.5 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the middle section protrudes, and the rearmost section is elevated 2.5-3.5 mm with respect to the lower surface or the upper surface of the insole from which the rearmost section protrudes.

US Pat. No. 10,595,585

GOLF SHOE WITH AN OUTSOLE HAVING WAVE-LIKE FLEX CHANNELS

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf shoe comprising:an upper;
a midsole; and an outsole having:
a plurality of flex channels, each flex channel extending in a transverse direction from a lateral edge to a medial edge or an interior region of the outsole, wherein each flex channel has at least one curved channel portion, the curved portions being substantially parallel, and at least one of the flex channels has i) a straight first channel portion; ii) a straight third channel portion; and iii) a curved second channel portion of the at least one curved channel portion extending between the first channel portion and the third channel portion;
a hard base material surrounding the flex channels; and
a plurality of receptacles for attaching and removing a plurality of cleats, wherein the hard base material provides stiffness for support and stability and the flex channels allow the outsole to bend when a golfer walks or swings,
wherein the flex channels pass through the receptacles.

US Pat. No. 10,595,583

DETERMINING FOOTWEAR REPLACEMENT BASED ON PIEZOELECTRIC OUTPUT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a structural material configured to enable the article of footwear to be worn on a body;
a wireless transmission circuit;
a piezoelectric generator, positioned with respect to the structural material in a configuration to be flexed to induce a voltage signal output, configured to output a signal having a voltage profile upon being flexed;
a voltage sensor, coupled to the piezoelectric generator, configured to sense the voltage profile and output a sensor signal indicative of the voltage profile;
an electronic data storage, coupled to the voltage sensor, configured to store voltage profile information based on the sensor signal; and
a comparator, coupled to the electronic data storage, configured to identify a change in the voltage profile information from a first step at a first time to a second step at a second time later than the first time;
wherein the wireless transmission circuit is configured to transmit data indicative of a physical status of the article of footwear based on the change in the voltage profile information over time.

US Pat. No. 10,595,582

LOCKOUT FEATURE FOR A CONTROL DEVICE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A control device-implemented method of disabling manual controls in the control device associated with an article of footwear, comprising:receiving, from a sensor of the article of footwear, a signal indicative of a competitive activity;
determining if a user wearing the article of footwear is engaging in competitive activity based on the signal as received;
operating in an operating mode, in which manual control of the control device is enabled if the user is determined not to be engaged in the competitive activity; and
operating in a lockout mode in which the manual control of the control device is disabled if the user is determined to be engaged in the competitive activity.

US Pat. No. 10,595,573

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR PROTECTION FROM IMPACT FORCES

1. A protective apparatus comprising:a first plate assembly including
a first end and a second end and
a first outer surface opposite a first inner surface;
a second plate assembly including
a first end and a second end and
a second outer surface opposite a second inner surface;
a load-bearing hinge connecting the first end of the first plate assembly to the first end of the second plate assembly, wherein when the hinge is closed, the second end of the first plate assembly and the second end of the second plate assembly overlap;
a first toothed plate attached to the first outer surface at the second end of the first plate assembly, the first toothed plate having
a first plurality of teeth angled toward the second end of the first plate assembly, each of the first plurality of teeth including a protrusion pointed toward the second end of the first plate assembly; and
a second toothed plate attached to the second inner surface at the second end of the second plate assembly, the second toothed plate having a second plurality of teeth angled toward the second end of the second plate assembly defining a tooth surface closest to the second end,
each of the second plurality of teeth including a recess being an opening on the tooth surface closest to the second end;
wherein, each protrusions of the first plurality of teeth is adapted to engage the recesses in the second plurality of teeth to connect the second end of the first plate assembly and the second end of the second plate assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,595,568

EXPANDABLE CUP FOR A SUPPORT GARMENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A breast cup comprising:a support cup portion comprising an upper-lateral quadrant, an upper-medial quadrant, a lower-lateral quadrant, and a lower-medial quadrant;
a first gusset expandable from a first configuration to a second configuration, the first gusset secured to the support cup portion such that it extends between at least a portion of the upper-lateral quadrant and a portion of the lower-lateral quadrant of the support cup portion; and
a second gusset expandable from a first configuration to a second configuration, the second gusset secured to the support cup portion such that it extends between at least a portion of the upper-medial quadrant and a portion of the lower-medial quadrant of the support cup portion,
wherein the first gusset has a first modulus of elasticity and the second gusset has a second modulus of elasticity, the first modulus of elasticity and the second modulus of elasticity both being less than a third modulus of elasticity of the support cup portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,564

ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICE WITH LIQUID RESERVOIR INCLUDING AN ACTUATOR

Fontem Holdings 1 B.V., ...

1. An electronic smoking device comprising:a battery portion including an electric power supply;
an atomizer/liquid reservoir portion having a mouthpiece in an end, the atomizer/liquid reservoir portion including:
a liquid reservoir adapted for accommodating a liquid;
an atomizer arranged at a first end face of the liquid reservoir and operable when connected to the power supply to atomize the liquid to create an aerosol, wherein the atomizer comprises at least one opening adapted for providing the aerosol to the mouthpiece, wherein the opening includes a wall comprised of an electrically conductive material, and wherein the atomizer further includes a contact portion electrically connected to the wall, the contact portion further configured for electrical connection to the power supply; and
an actuator movable inside the liquid reservoir, the actuator adapted to supply the liquid to the at least one opening, when the actuator is moved towards the first end face.

US Pat. No. 10,595,563

MONOLITHIC PLANE WITH ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Philip Morris Products S....

10. An electrically operated aerosol-generating device, comprising:an electrical power supply;
an electronic circuit board;
at least one externally facing electrical data contact;
at least one electrical data line, configured to electrically couple the externally facing electrical data contact to the electronic circuit board;
an externally facing electrical power contact;
an electrical power line, configured to electrically couple the externally facing electrical power contact to the electronic circuit board; and
a ground plane, being an electrically conductive surface that appears as an infinite ground potential to the components of the electrically operated aerosol generating device, the ground plane comprising:
an elongate conductive member connected to a negative terminal of the electrical power supply and being configured to electrically couple the power supply to the electronic circuit board, and to structurally retain the electrical power supply and the electronic circuit board, and
a frame being structurally retained by the elongate conductive member and being configured to:
electrically insulate the electrical power line from, and mechanically couple the electrical power line to, the elongate conductive member, and
mechanically couple the at least one electrical data line to the elongate conductive member,
wherein the at least one electrical data line is electrically insulated from the ground plane and from the electrical power line.

US Pat. No. 10,595,561

HEATING ELEMENTS FORMED FROM A SHEET OF A MATERIAL AND INPUTS AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ATOMIZERS

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A heating element, comprising:a first terminal end;
a second terminal end; and
a plurality of interconnected loops coupled between the first terminal end and the second terminal end, the interconnected loops being oriented transversely to a longitudinal axis extending between the first terminal end and the second terminal end and alternatingly disposed with respect thereto such that alternate loops extend in opposite directions from the longitudinal axis, the alternate interconnected loops having tips thereof bent in opposite directions about the longitudinal axis and toward one another such that the tips of sequential alternate loops of the interconnected loops are positioned adjacent to one another,
wherein the first terminal end, the second terminal end, and the plurality of interconnected loops are integrally formed from a sheet of a material.

US Pat. No. 10,595,558

SMOKING ARTICLE COMPRISING A WRAPPER WITH A PLURALITY OF PROJECTIONS PROVIDED ON AN INNER SURFACE THEREOF

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article, comprising:a combustible heat source;
an aerosol-forming, substrate downstream of the combustible heat source; and
a wrapper circumscribing at least a rear portion of the combustible heat source and at least a front portion of the aerosol-forming substrate,
wherein a plurality of inwardly extending projections are disposed on air inner surface of the wrapper overlying the combustible heat source,
wherein the plurality of inwardly extending projections cover between about 10 percent and about 70 percent of a surface area of the inner surface of the wrapper overlying the combustible heat source, and
wherein the plurality of inwardly extending projections provided on the inner surface of the wrapper are configured to maintain sufficient conductive heat transfer from the combustible heat source to the aerosol-forming substrate in order to optimize aerosol delivery by the smoking article.

US Pat. No. 10,595,556

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILLING TRANSPORT CONTAINERS WITH ROD-LIKE ARTICLES OF TOBACCO INDUSTRY

International Tobacco Mac...

1. An apparatus (1) for filling transport containers (14) with rod-like articles of the tobacco industry, provided withan area (2) receiving the rod-like articles in the form of a mass flow,
a rod-like article storage area (3) comprising at least two sidewalls,
a filling unit (4) constituting a bottom wall of the storage area for transferring the rod-like articles from the storage area (3) to the transport container (14),
a lowering conveyor (5) working together with the filling unit (4), adapted to lower the transport container (14) while filling with the rod-like articles,characterised by being further provided witha counting module (6) designed to count the rod-like articles in the transport containers (14), adapted so that individual rod-like articles located in the transport container (14) are counted, before a receiving conveyor (8, 12) receives the transport container (14) filled with the rod-like articles.

US Pat. No. 10,595,555

METHODS FOR CREATING CONCENTRATED PLANT MATERIAL SOLUTIONS

1. A method, comprising:combining an alcohol-containing concentrated plant material, a liquid, and a solvent to obtain a mixture; and
heating the mixture above a boiling point of ethanol and below a boiling point of the solvent to reduce an amount of alcohol in the concentrated plant material until an amount of alcohol in the mixture has a viscosity of a volatile compound to evaporate at a temperature for inhalation via an electronic cigarette or an electronic vaporizer, wherein the amount of alcohol in the mixture is reduced while retaining concentrated plant material in the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,595,549

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

Apiqe Holdings, LLC, Tor...

1. 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 food product suitable for human consumption, the disposable cartridge comprising:a cartridge body with a bottom and a top, and a top side and a bottom side, the body delimiting a reservoir that is filled with a single serve portion of a liquid ingredient,
wherein the top has an aperture in communication with said reservoir, which aperture is hermetically sealed by a top sealing film,
wherein the cartridge body further comprises a column having a portion that projects upwards from the bottom to a top end of the column,
wherein a channel extends through the column from an inlet at said top end of the column to a dispensing aperture at a bottom end of the column, which dispensing aperture is located at the bottom side of the cartridge body,
wherein the column has a wall having an inside surface that delimits the channel, an outside surface that delimits the reservoir, and a top surface at the top end of the column,
wherein the top sealing film is also sealed to said top end of the column,
wherein the bottom of the cartridge body has a flexible portion adjacent the column, such that the column is movable downwards by a force exerted thereon relative to the top of the cartridge body between a higher initial position and a lower dispensing position,
wherein a base liquid feed lance is connectable to the inlet of the channel in the column, allowing to feed the base liquid into the channel and to dispense a stream of base liquid via the dispensing aperture, said stream having an exterior,
wherein the cartridge body is provided with one or more dispensing passages adapted to dispense the liquid ingredient from the reservoir,
which one or more dispensing passages have one or more dispensing passage inlet openings arranged so that liquid ingredient in the reservoir can enter the one or more dispensing passages, and
which one or more dispensing passages have one or more dispensing passage outlet openings arranged so that liquid ingredient emerging therefrom merges outside the channel and external to the cartridge, with said exterior of said base liquid stream that is dispensed from die dispensing aperture at the bottom end of the column, after said base liquid stream exits the dispensing aperture,
wherein the cartridge has a bottom sealing film provided with a hole, which bottom sealing film is placed against the bottom of the cartridge body such that the hole of the sealing film is aligned with the dispensing aperture of the column,
the bottom sealing film being sealed to the cartridge body at the column and at one or more locations remote from the column, and
which bottom sealing film is adapted to rupture and/or to tear away from the dispensing aperture due to the column being moved downwards to its lower dispensing position, thereby allowing dispensing from the passage outlet openings.

US Pat. No. 10,595,546

USE OF NITROGEN-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS AS PLASTICIZERS FOR PEPTIDE-BASED BIOPOLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

The United States of Amer...

1. An extrusion pellet of peptide-based biopolymer made according to a method, the method comprising:(a) combining said peptide-based biopolymer with a nitrogen-containing plasticizing compound to form a mixture of said peptide-based biopolymer and said nitrogen-containing plasticizing compound;
(b) heating said mixture of said peptide-based biopolymer and said nitrogen-containing compound to a temperature between approximately 130° C. and less than 300° C. to create a melted mixture of said peptide-based biopolymer and said nitrogen-containing compound; and
(c) forming a pellet of said melted mixture of said peptide-based biopolymer and said nitrogen-containing compound, wherein said nitrogen-containing plasticizing compound is not urea,
wherein said peptide-based biopolymer is keratin, and
wherein a ratio of the weight of said peptide-based biopolymer to the weight of said nitrogen-containing plasticizing compound ranges from approximately 1/99 to approximately 15/85.

US Pat. No. 10,595,544

SYSTEM, MACHINE AND METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF COOLED EDIBLE PRODUCTS

SOLO GELATO LTD., Hila (...

1. A system for the preparation of a cooled edible product from ingredients, said system comprising:a liquid source;
a receptacle in the form of a capsule or pod that holds at least some of the ingredients, and a processor that processes the ingredients together with a liquid to produce the cooled edible product therefrom;
the processor comprising a cooling arrangement and comprising or being associated with an adapter module; and
the adapter module
comprising a liquid conduit portion permitting flow of the liquid therethrough, being disposed in a liquid flow path between the liquid source and the processor, the liquid conduit portion being defined between a conduit inlet in liquid communication with the liquid source and a conduit outlet linked to the processor,
being capable of receiving and holding said receptacle such that an opening of the receptacle opens into the liquid conduit portion between the conduit inlet and the conduit outlet through a side opening defined in the conduit, so that at least a majority of the ingredients content of the receptacle are introduced into the conduit at an angle to the flow path and extracted from the receptacle during the liquid flow through the liquid conduit portion, the liquid conduit portion being capable of carrying the ingredients from the receptacle to the processor by the flow of liquid through the liquid conduit portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,543

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ROLLED ICE CREAM

1. A system for producing rolled ice cream, the system comprising:a housing;
a plate member located on a top surface of the housing;
a compressor configured to provide compressed refrigerant;
a condenser coupled to the compressor, wherein the condenser is configured to provide cooled refrigerant to a bottom surface of the plate member via an outlet tube;
a balance valve positioned in-line with the outlet tube between the condenser and the bottom surface of the plate member, wherein the balance valve is configured to enable the refrigerant to bypass both the outlet tube and the bottom surface of the plate member while the compressor and condenser are still operational when it is determined that the plate member has reached a predetermined minimum operational temperature; and
a system controller configured to automatically control the balance valve when it is determined that the plate member has reached the predetermined minimum operational temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,595,525

SANCTUARY BED BUG BARRIER

1. An apparatus for preventing bed bug infestation comprising:a fitted sheet suitable to be placed on a mattress further comprising one or more layers of bedding material woven densely enough to prevent bed bug penetration through the bedding material and having an elastic perimeter and an adjacent attachment component on which is disposed one half of a bed bug proof zipper and
a slippery skirt made from a material with a surface roughness sufficiently smooth to prevent bed bugs from climbing vertically on the slippery skirt and further having one half of a bed bug proof zipper disposed along a long edge of the slippery skirt and
in which the slippery skirt is disposed along the entire circumference of the fitted sheet so as to cover the box springs on which a mattress may be disposed and
in which the slippery skirt is removeably attached to the fitted sheet by the use of the bed bug proof zipper.

US Pat. No. 10,595,524

TRACKING POWDER POISON STATION

1. A tracking powder poison station, comprising:a housing having:
a bottom portion of the interior configured to reside on a horizontal surface and to contain at least one weight;
a top opposite to the bottom;
a right side reaching up from the bottom to the top and attaching the top to the bottom;
a left side reaching up from the bottom to the top and attaching the top to the bottom;
a rear reaching up from the bottom to the top and attaching the top to the bottom;
a front either openable or removable to access an interior having boundaries defined by the bottom, the top, the right side, the left side, the rear, and the front;
a center portion of the interior above the bottom portion;
a top portion of the interior above the center portion and configured to contain rodent attracting scent material;
a scent tray residing in the top portion;
at least one rodent entrance in an end of the housing overlapping the top portion of the interior; and
a front either openable or removable to access the interior;
a removable open top tray residing within the interior of the housing in the center portion, and the tray being removable from the housing through the front without disturbing the bottom, right side, the left side, the rear or the top of the housing and;
wherein the housing is capable of holding a tracking powder.

US Pat. No. 10,595,523

FORCED AIR PESTICIDE VAPORIZER WITH HEATSINK VAPORIZATION CHAMBER AND OFFSET EXHAUST CHAMBER

Techtoba Inc., Grunthal ...

1. An apparatus for vaporizing and dispensing a pesticide agent, said apparatus comprising:an elongated body structure having a proximal end, an opposing distal end and a delivery passage running longitudinally of the elongated body structure to the distal end thereof;
a heatsink of thermally conductive material attached to said elongated body structure at the distal end thereof and comprising a hollow interior into which the delivery passage of the elongated body structure opens at the distal end thereof;
a loading port on the elongated body structure at or proximate the proximal end thereof for introduction of pesticide material into the delivery passage for delivery onward therethrough to the hollow interior of the heatsink;
a heater operably arranged with the heatsink to vaporize the pesticide material received in the hollow interior of the heatsink through the elongated body structure; and
a vapour outlet fluidly communicating the hollow interior of the heatsink to an exterior environment to exhaust the vaporized pesticide from the apparatus to a targeted treatment area;
wherein the heatsink comprises a bored-out solid body of said thermally conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,595,521

FISHING LURE STORAGE CONTAINER

Plan D Fishing Solutions,...

1. A container for storing a fishing lure, the container comprising:a case defining a chamber therein, the case having an open position whereby the chamber is accessible and a closed position whereby the chamber is inaccessible;
an elongate mandrel having a first end that is substantially straight and an opposite second end adapted to detachably engage the fishing lure such that the fishing lure engages exclusively with the mandrel; and
a resilient mandrel anchor operably secured to the case within the chamber, the mandrel anchor having a mandrel engaging portion for detachably engaging the first end of the mandrel while extended through a hollow tube of the fishing lure such that the fishing lure is prevented from extending beyond the first end of the mandrel while engaged with the mandrel anchor;
whereby the mandrel is detachably secured to the mandrel engaging portion of the resilient mandrel anchor within the chamber so that the mandrel remains engaged with the fishing lure when the mandrel is engaged with the mandrel engaging portion and also remains extended through the hollow tube of the fishing lure when the mandrel is separated from the mandrel engaging portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,520

FISHING ACCESSORY CONTAINER

1. An accessory container, comprising:an outer container (20) and at least one inner container (30) therein;
the outer container having an outer container outside wall (50) and an outer container floor (23) that define the outer container interior space (36);
the inner container having an outer circumference wall (53) that engages an inner container floor (35) and an inside wall (52) that engages with and makes a closed volume with the outer circumference wall and engages the inner container floor, the inside wall and the outside wall defining an inner container interior space and an open shoot (34), with the open shoot allowing communication from the outside to the outer container interior space while the containers are engaged;
wherein the inner container and the outer container contain circumferential ridges around their top;
wherein the inner container open shoot (34) allows access from the outside of the accessory container to the outer container interior space;
wherein the ridges of the inner container rest above the ridges of the outer container when resting therein; and
the accessory container comprising a lid (60) that covers at least a portion of the inner container, wherein the lid has a lid opening (56) that corresponds with open shoot to allow access to the outer container interior space while the lid is closed, and wherein the lid opening is larger than the open shoot, to expose both the open shoot and the inner container interior space, providing access to the outer container interior space and the inner container interior space from outside the container.

US Pat. No. 10,595,518

NETTING APPARATUS

1. A netting device, comprising,a) a handle comprising a substantially hollow shaft having a side wall defining a void; said shaft further comprising a proximal end and a distal end;
b) a hoop comprising a substantially hollow tube, said hoop having a circumference defining an opening, said tube comprising a side wall defining a void; said handle being distally coupled to said hoop at a coupling point; said hoop further having an apex opposite said coupling point; said handle, said coupling point and said apex sharing a common axis, said axis dividing said hoop into a first hoop portion and a second hoop portion; said first hoop portion and said second hoop portion each having an aperture disposed therethrough; said void of said shaft being in communication with said void of said hoop;
c) a flexible net comprising a net bunt and a net mouth; said net mouth having an open position and a substantially closed position; said net being attached to said hoop substantially around said hoop circumference to form said net bunt; said net bunt extendable to one side of said opening of said hoop;
d) a net closure mechanism adaptable for selective movement of said net mouth to said open position or to said substantially closed position, said net closure mechanism comprising a first elastic band, a second elastic band, and a drawing apparatus; said first elastic band and said second elastic band each disposed longitudinally across said hoop opening from said attachment point to said apex; said first elastic band and said second elastic band having a space in between; said net bunt being disposed between said first elastic band and said second elastic band; said space defining the boundaries of said net mouth; said drawing apparatus comprising, a first draw line having a distal end and a proximal end, said distal end of said first draw line being attached to said first elastic band; a portion of said first elastic band being disposed through said aperture of said first hoop portion, a portion of said hoop void and a portion of said handle void; a second draw line having a distal end and a proximal end, said distal end of said second draw line being attached to said second elastic band; a portion of said second elastic band being disposed through said aperture of said second hoop portion, a portion of said hoop void and a portion of said handle void; said proximal end of said first and said second draw line being coupled to a draw member; said draw member partially disposed within said void of said handle; said draw member having an external portion adapted for manual reciprocating movement of said draw member within said void of said handle;
whereby said first and second draw lines may be retracted proximally a distance into said handle by retracting said draw member toward said proximal end of said handle to stretch said first band outwardly toward and in proximity to said aperture of said first hoop portion, and to stretch said second band outwardly toward and in proximity to said aperture of said second hoop portion, thus placing said first and said second bands under tension and opening said net mouth; and
whereby said net mouth may be rapidly returned its substantially closed position for capturing prey within said net bunt by releasing tension on said first and said second bands.

US Pat. No. 10,595,517

INSECT SPAWNING CONTAINER, FACILITY AND METHOD FOR BREEDING INSECTS

1. Insect spawning container to be used in an insect breeding facility for breeding insects of the type with crawling mother beetles having a protractable egg-laying tube, in which insect spawning container at least one spawn structure is provided in which the mother insects will spawn their eggs, wherein the insect spawning container comprises a bottom, and the at least one spawn structure adjoins the bottom, the at least one spawn structure having a scalable face such that the mother beetles can crawl from the bottom onto and up along the scalable face of the spawn structure, and the at least one spawn structure comprising a multitude of crevices accessible from the scalable face, the crevices having dimensions tuned to the egg-laying tube of the mother beetles.

US Pat. No. 10,595,513

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING FOOD INTAKE OF LIVESTOCK ANIMALS

1. A method for monitoring food intake of livestock animals comprising:defining a relationship between time an animal spends at a feeding trough (or time an animal spends in a feeding position at the feeding trough) and the animals food intake during that time;
monitoring the time an animal spends at the feeding trough (or the time an animal spends in a feeding position at the feeding trough); and
determining a quantity of food intake for the animal based on the time spent at the feeding trough (or the time spent in a feeding position at the feed trough), days in milking, and the defined relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,595,511

ANIMAL TOY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. An animal toy comprising:an elongated body portion having a first end and a second end;
a first wheel disposed on a first rotating member adjacent the first end, the first rotating member extending in a first direction, the first wheel having a first opening disposed in the first direction;
a second wheel disposed on a second rotating member adjacent the second end, the second axle extending in a second axial direction, the second wheel having a second opening disposed in the second direction, the first and second openings of the first and second wheels being configured to enable food to pass therethrough;
a first electric motor configured to drive the first wheel;
a second electric motor configured to drive second wheel independently; and
a controller programmed to control the first electric motor to control the rotational direction of the first wheel and control the second electric motor to control the rotational direction of the second wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,595,508

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING A TRACKING SYSTEM INTO A CATTLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Robert Bosch Limitada, C...

1. A system for integrating a tracking system into a cattle management system comprising a first reading device (1) which sends information to a processing center (2), the processing center (2) processing the information and sending the processed information to a recording device (3), the first reading device (1) reading a first numeric code recorded on a first earring (10) and sending the first numeric code read by the first reading device (1) to the processing center (2), the processing center (2) receiving the first numeric code read by the first reading device (1) and processing and sending the processed first numeric code read by the first reading device (1) to the recording device (3), the recording device (3) recording the first numeric code processed by the processing center (2) in a third earring (12), the first numeric code being readable by the first reading device in the third earring (12), the system comprising a second reading device (20) which sends information read from the third earring to the recording device (3) which, in turn, sends the information to the processing station (2), the system for integrating a tracking system into a cattle management system and for determining a unique numerical code for identifying each animal in a herd.

US Pat. No. 10,595,506

MATERIAL SPREADER BUCKET FOR LOADERS

1. A spreader apparatus for distributing bedding material within a farm structure, comprising:a loader bucket having an upright forward wall, an opposing upright rearward wall, opposing upright side walls extending between said forward and rearward walls, an open top defined by an upper terminus of said walls, and a closed bottom defining a lower apex as a lowermost point in an interior cavity formed by said forward, rearward, and side walls and said closed bottom for retaining a supply of said bedding material, said rearward wall having opposing openings therein at said lower apex proximate to each respective said side wall;
an auger rotatably mounted at the bottom of said loader bucket above said lower apex to convey said bedding material to lateral sides of said loader bucket for discharge through said respective openings;
a pair of spinner members supported on said loader bucket rearwardly of said rearward wall in communication with respective openings to receive said bedding material therefrom, each said spinner being rotatable to discharge the bedding material from the loader bucket, each spinner including upright spinner blades having a first height dimension;
a pair of opposing distribution channels formed below said lower apex in respective communication with spinners, each said distribution channel directing the discharge of the corresponding said spinner externally of said loader bucket, each said distribution channel including a high baffle having a third height dimension at least equal to said first height dimension and being located behind and laterally of the corresponding said spinner to block discharge of material, each said high baffle having a forward terminus rearwardly of a vertical axis of rotation of the corresponding spinner; and
a low baffle supported in each said distribution channel and being mounted circumferentially with respect to the corresponding said spinner, each said low baffle having a second height dimension that is less than said first height dimension of said spinner blades, each said low baffle extending circumferentially to the corresponding said spinner from the forward terminus of said high baffle, said low baffle causing material to be deflected upwardly into the discharge of material from said spinners above the corresponding low baffle;
wherein each said distribution channel further includes a first boundary member to direct material discharged from the corresponding said spinner forwardly, each said first boundary member being non-parallel with respect to said direction of travel with a forward portion of each said first boundary member being closer to the opposing spinner than a rearward portion of said first boundary member, said distribution channels being open from said channels are open from a first boundary member extending forwardly of said loader bucket to a second boundary member positioned laterally of said loader bucket such that each said spinner is operable to distribute said bedding material both forwardly and laterally of said loader bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,595,505

BOWL ASSEMBLY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A bowl assembly comprising:a bowl configured to be supported on a barrier at a first barrier side; and
a fill cup configured to be supported on the barrier at a second barrier side that is opposite to the first barrier side, the fill cup and the bowl capable of being connected together through an opening in the barrier, the fill cup including
an inlet area for receiving contents and
an outlet area including at least one spigot for dispensing the contents received in the inlet area into the bowl, the outlet area being disposed over the bowl when the fill cup and the bowl are supported on the barrier such that the bowl can receive the contents dispensed from the outlet area,
the bowl and fill cup being attached at an attachment area of the fill cup that is below the outlet area when the bowl and the fill cup are supported to the barrier, the bowl including a side wall having a barrier-facing surface that includes a fastening structure, the attachment area of the fill cup including a receiving opening that is configured to receive the fastening structure.

US Pat. No. 10,595,504

EXPANDABLE PET TUNNEL SYSTEM

1. An expandable pet tunnel system configured to promote pet activity, comprising:one or more expandable pet tunnels comprised of kraft paper and configured to transition between a substantially flat collapsed state and an expanded state, wherein:
each of the one or more expandable pet tunnels, in the expanded state, defines a tube with a quadrilateral cross-section, the tube consisting of four single layer sides, a front face and a back face;
at least one of the front face and the back face of each of the one or more expandable pet tunnels comprises an entry/exit portal;
each of the four single layer sides of each of the one or more expandable pet tunnels comprises one or more creases such that the expandable pet tunnel may be transitioned in an accordion-like manner between the substantially flat collapsed state and the expanded state;
when each of the one or more expandable pet tunnels is in the expanded state, said creases operate to make each of the four single layer sides define a substantially flat surface; and
when each of the one or more expandable pet tunnels is in the substantially flat collapsed state, said creases operate to fold each of the four single layer sides in an inward direction such that the front face and back face maintain their shape and are substantially juxtaposed.

US Pat. No. 10,595,503

NESTING MATERIAL BALING AND DISPENSING SYSTEM FOR MOUSE ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method of supplying a nesting material for use in laboratory environments for rodents comprising:forming a bale core of a plurality of scaffolding materials into a twisted rope,
surrounding and binding the bale core with an insulating material to form a combined bale core and surrounding material, wherein an outer surface of the bale core comprises an exposed surface of the plurality of scaffolding materials forming a portion of the outer surface of the bale core and a surface of the insulating material forming a remainder of the outer surface of the bale core,
sterilizing the combined bale core and surrounding material, and
packaging the combined bale core and surrounding material.

US Pat. No. 10,595,502

LIVESTOCK BUILDING DESIGN AND CONTROL

1. A method comprising:providing supply fans in a livestock building that are configured to blow air into an interior of the livestock building,
wherein an overall blowing capacity of the supply fans is such that an interior of the livestock building has a turbulence ventilation (TV) number of between 50 and 250, the TV number being based upon a kinetic energy density of turbulent airflow ((m3/s)/m3) within the livestock building, wherein:

Qo=Volumetric Flow Rate of Kinetic Energy Device, m3/s
Vroom=Volume of Room, m3.

US Pat. No. 10,595,501

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR APPLYING DISINFECTANT TO THE TEATS OF DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Technologies Holdings Cor...

1. A method for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock, comprising:determining that a stall of a rotary milking platform housing a dairy livestock is located adjacent to a track, the track having a carriage carrying a robotic arm mounted thereto;
communicating a first signal to a first actuator coupled to the track and the carriage, the first signal causing operation of the first actuator such that the carriage moves along the track in relation to the rotary milking platform and independent of any physical coupling between the carriage and the rotary milking platform and in a direction corresponding to a direction of rotation of the rotary milking platform;
communicating one or more additional signals to one or more actuators of the robotic arm, the one or more additional signals causing operation of the one or more actuators of the robotic arm such that at least a portion of the robotic arm extends between the hind legs of a dairy livestock.

US Pat. No. 10,595,488

LETTUCE VARIETY 41-277 RZ

RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN Z...

1. A seed of lettuce variety 41-277 RZ, a sample of seed of said variety having been deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 42788.

US Pat. No. 10,595,478

PLANTING POT

1. A planting pot comprising:a) a biodegradable container comprising an open top portion and an open bottom portion;
b) a planting medium for a plant located within the container, the planting medium comprising a top surface, an upper layer of material, a lower layer of material, and a middle layer of material disposed between the upper and lower layers of material;
c) a hollow irrigation line comprising an upper portion above the top surface of the planting medium and a lower portion within the planting medium, at least a portion of the lower portion of the irrigation line comprising multiple openings to permit irrigation water to flow there through into the planting medium;
d) a moisture sensor disposed within the planting medium; and
e) a plant planted in the container.

US Pat. No. 10,595,477

OXIDE WITH HIGHER UTILIZATION AND LOWER COST

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of depositing silicon oxide, comprising:positioning a substrate in a process chamber;
introducing an oxygen-containing gas into the process chamber;
introducing OMCTS precursor into the process chamber; and
depositing, by reacting the introduced oxygen-containing gas and the introduced OMCTS precursor, silicon oxide over the substrate in the process chamber, wherein
the deposited silicon oxide has a carbon content and a hydrogen content less than 1E20 atoms per cubic centimeter, and
a flowrate ratio of OMCTS precursor to oxygen-containing gas introduced into the process chamber is between about 1:2 and about 1:4.

US Pat. No. 10,595,476

EMITTER AND DRIP IRRIGATION TUBE

Enplas Corporation, Sait...

1. An emitter configured to be joined on an inner wall surface of a tube for carrying irrigation liquid at a position corresponding to a discharging port communicating between inside and outside of the tube, the emitter being configured to quantitatively discharge the irrigation liquid in the tube from the discharging port to the outside of the tube, the emitter comprising:a water intake part for intake of the irrigation liquid;
a first pressure reduction channel part for forming a first pressure reduction channel that allows the irrigation liquid received at the water intake part to flow therethrough while reducing a pressure of the irrigation liquid received at the water intake part;
a discharge rate adjusting part for controlling a flow rate of the irrigation liquid supplied from the first pressure reduction channel in accordance with a pressure of the irrigation liquid in the tube; and
a discharging part for housing the irrigation liquid supplied from the discharge rate adjusting part, the discharging part being configured to face the discharging port, wherein:
the discharge rate adjusting part includes:
a hole for communicating between the first pressure reduction channel and the discharging part,
a first valve seat part surrounding an edge of the hole, and composed of a protruded annular surface slanted from the edge or a recessed annular surface slanted toward the edge,
a groove formed on a surface of the first valve seat part to cross the first valve seat part, wherein a depth of the groove from the surface of the first valve seat part gradually decreases in a direction from a top edge to a bottom edge of the first valve seat part at at least a bottom edge part of the first valve seat part, and
a film having flexibility, and disposed such that the film is separated from the first valve seat part at a position where the film is allowed to gradually make contact with the first valve seat part from the top edge toward the bottom edge when the pressure of the irrigation liquid in the tube is equal to or greater than a set value,
the emitter further comprising an emitter main body and the film joined to and disposed on a top surface of the emitter main body, and
the water intake part, the first pressure reduction channel part, the discharging part, the hole, the first valve seat part, and the groove are disposed on the emitter body.

US Pat. No. 10,595,473

PLANT TREATMENT MATERIAL

NINE IP LIMITED, (NZ)

1. A reflective woven ground cover sheet material woven from warp and weft tapes and in which the thickness of multiple warp tapes is increased in longitudinally extending side margins of the material relative to the thickness of warp tapes in a longitudinally extending centre section between the side margins of the material, said material having an average porosity of not more than 15%, and in which the longitudinally extending opposite side margins of the sheet material are stronger than the longitudinally extending centre section between the side margins of the material, the material being reflective of at least 50% of visible light on at least one side of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,595,472

FILM FOR AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSE AND AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A film for an agricultural greenhouse that is a cellulose film, comprising:a cellulose acylate resin; and
a plasticizer,
wherein the film has an equilibrium moisture content falling within a range of 4% to 8% at a temperature of 25° C. and a relative humidity of 80% and a thickness falling within a range of 60 to 200 ?m,
wherein the plasticizer is an ester-based plasticizer containing a polyether ester represented by the following Formula (A) or an ether-based plasticizer containing a polyether represented by the following Formula (B), and
wherein a content of the plasticizer, with respect to 100 parts by mass of the cellulose acylate resin, is 10 to 70 parts by mass,

in Formula (A), R1 represents a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms, R2 each independently represents a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, R3 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an acyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, n each independently represents an integer of 1 to 20, p represents an integer of 1 to 15, and a plurality of R1's, R2's, and n's contained in a repeating unit may be the same as or different to each other, and
in Formula (B), R4 represents a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, R5 and R6 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an acyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a (meth)acryloyl group, or a group represented by the following Formula (b) obtained by polymerization of a (meth)acryloyl group, m represents an integer of 1 to 20, and a plurality of R4's contained in a repeating unit may be the same as or different to each other, and

in Formula (b), * represents an oxygen atom bonded to R5 or R6 in Formula (B), R7 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, q represents an integer of 1 to 10, and a plurality of R7's contained in a repeating unit may be the same as or different to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,595,470

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method for observing plant health comprising:capturing a first image of a plant with a broad spectrum camera while the plant is being illuminated by a first narrow-band light from a first LED; and
capturing a second image of the plant with the broad spectrum camera while the plant is being illuminated by a second narrow-band light from a second LED and not illuminated by the first narrow-band light;
determining a relative absorption by the plant of the first narrow-band light and the second narrow-band light using the first and second images, where the relative absorption is an indication of health of the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,595,469

LIGHTING FIXTURE AND METHOD FOR MAKING AND USING

Grow Lites, LLC, Eden Pr...

1. An apparatus for mass production of plants, the apparatus comprising:a plant-light system that includes a plurality of plant-lighting sheets, wherein each plant-lighting sheet includes a plurality of LED tiles, each LED tile including a plurality of LEDs arranged on a grid, the plurality of LEDs including LEDs emitting light that appears red, light that appears blue and light that appears white, wherein each plant lighting sheet has a length and a width, wherein the length of each plant lighting sheet is at least five times the width, and wherein the plurality of lighting sheets is arranged along a length of a room;
a plant-sheet rotation and withdrawal system arranged to rotate one or more of the plant lighting sheets between a first orientation substantially parallel relative to the length of the room and a second orientation substantially perpendicular relative to the length of the room; and
a plurality of plant-holding shelves arranged along the length of the room facing the plurality of plant lighting sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,595,468

GROWING SYSTEM

Living Greens Farm, Inc.,...

1. A growing system for growing a plant, said growing system comprising:a) a first plant support structure arranged as a row, wherein said first plant support structure has a height, a width, and a length;
b) a second plant support structure also arranged as a row, wherein said second plant support structure has a height, a width, and a length equal to said height, said width, and said length of said first plant support structure, respectively, and wherein said first plant support structure is laterally spaced from said second plant support structure so as to create an aisle between said first and second plant support structures;
c) a trolley positioned in said aisle, wherein said trolley is engaged with a light system, wherein said light system is attached to an air conduit, and wherein said light system comprises:
i. a support frame having a height, a width, and a thickness, wherein such support frame is substantially planar having a first surface and a second surface such that said first surface opposes said second surface, wherein a void is formed in said support frame and passes from said first surface to said second surface, wherein said air conduit is affixed to said support frame; and,
ii. a light source positioned in said void, wherein said light source extends outward from said support frame beyond both said first surface and said second surface to provide light to plants on either side of said aisle simultaneously, and wherein said trolley and said light system are moveable with respect to said first and second plant support structures along said lengths of said plant support structures.

US Pat. No. 10,595,467

SEEDLING-CUTTING APPARATUS, AND GRAFTING APPARATUS HAVING SEEDLING-CUTTING APPARATUS

OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSI...

1. A seedling-cutting apparatus comprising:a pair of openable and closable arms that is configured to nip a portion of a stem of a seedling for grafting, the arms extending in parallel with each other in a direction intersecting with an axial direction of the stem; and
a blade that is provided so as to be capable of reciprocating in an opening and closing direction of the arms relative to the portion of the stem to cut the stem,
wherein at least one of the arms includes a through hole that penetrates a portion of the arm along a direction in which the blade reciprocates,
wherein when the arms nip the portion of the stem, at least a portion of the through hole faces the portion of the stem,
wherein the blade moves through the through hole and cuts the portion of the stem that is nipped and fixed by the pair of arms, and
wherein the blade has a letter x shaped part or a letter y shaped part as seen looking in the direction in which the blade reciprocates.

US Pat. No. 10,595,462

HARVESTER HEAD REEL SEGMENTS SYNCHRONIZATION

1. A harvester head comprising:a frame;
a position adjustable reel having a first segment and a second segment movably supported by the frame;
a hydraulic supply comprising a pump and a reservoir;
a first plurality of hydraulic cylinders coupled to the first segment to reposition the first segment;
a second plurality of hydraulic cylinders coupled to the second segment to reposition the second segment;
a first bidirectional valve operably coupled between the hydraulic supply and the first plurality of hydraulic cylinders;
a second bidirectional valve operably coupled between the hydraulic supply and the second plurality of hydraulic cylinders;
at least one sensor to sense relative positioning of the first segment and the second segment; and
a controller to output control signals to the first bidirectional valve and the second bidirectional valve based upon signals from the at least one sensor to synchronize positioning of the first segment and the second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,595,460

POWER RAKE DEVICES

1. A dethatcher, comprising:a frame having front and rear ends;
a handle extending from the frame rear end;
wheels coupled to the frame;
a cutting reel housed in the frame; and
an engine for powering the cutting reel, a bottom of the engine being below a top of the cutting reel when the cutting reel is in use;
wherein the engine has an output shaft transmitting power to an intermediate shaft;
wherein the intermediate shaft has a rake-driving pulley;
wherein the cutting reel is powered by the rake-driving pulley and a cutting reel belt spanning the cutting reel and the rake-driving pulley;
wherein a tensioner selectively actuates the cutting reel belt;
wherein one of the frame ends includes a wheel-attachment portion;
wherein at least two of the wheels are coupled to the wheel-attachment portion;
wherein the wheel-attachment portion is rotatable relative to a remaining portion of the frame, such that a height of the frame is adjustable relative to the wheels between raised and lowered positions;
wherein the tensioner is configured such that:
the tensioner is disengaged from the cutting reel belt when the frame is at the raised position; and
the tensioner is engaged with the cutting reel belt when the frame is at the lowered position;
wherein a force-transmitting system connects a user input and the wheel-attachment portion, the force-transmitting system including a linkage adjacent the handle lower portion; and
wherein an alignment pin couples the handle lower portion to the linkage while the handle is at the storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,595,459

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF A MOWER

FireFly Automatix, Inc., ...

1. A mower comprising:a power plant that causes the mower to travel with a ground speed over an area;
at least one mower deck housing at least one cutting blade, the at least one mower deck including at least one motor for driving the at least one cutting blade, the at least one mower deck including at least one sensor for monitoring a load of the at least one motor as the mower travels over the area;
a location module that generates location information as the mower travels over the area; and
a control module that receives the monitored load from the at least one sensor and the location information from the location module as the mower travels over the area and creates a density map from the monitored load and the location information.

US Pat. No. 10,595,458

POWERED HAND-HELD SPREADER

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. A portable device suitable for spreading granular product, comprising:a spreader body, comprising:
a hopper, comprising an open upper portion and an internal volume configured to contain an amount of granular product for spreading over terrain or other surfaces, and further comprising an outlet located at a bottom portion of the hopper;
a handle integral to the spreader body;
a motor disposed in a lower portion of the spreader body, below the hopper;
a gear train driven by the motor;
an opening located on a forward portion of the spreader body;
a rotor plate for spreading the granular product located in the opening below the outlet and driven by the gear train through a first shaft;
an agitator mounted in the hopper, proximate the outlet, and driven by the gear train through a second shaft;
a trigger, mounted in the handle, that is movable between a first position in which the motor is off and a second position in which the motor is actuated, the trigger configured to default to the first position, the trigger being operably coupled to a trigger mechanism;
a rotary dial, coupled to the forward portion of the spreader body below the handle, the rotary dial being rotatably movable between a plurality of settings;
a shutter cam, coupled internally to the rotary dial, for adjusting a distance of travel of a shutter plate, that is located proximal to the outlet, based on a selected setting of the rotary dial; and
the shutter plate being coupled to the shutter cam and being movable with respect to the outlet, the shutter plate being movable such that when the trigger is in the first position the shutter plate covers the outlet and when the trigger is in the second position, the shutter plate is retracted and uncovers the outlet, traveling a distance based on the selected setting of the rotary dial through movement of the trigger mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,595,456

MATERIAL SPREADER

KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC.,...

1. A method of controlling a discharge device including a plurality of material conveying components, the method comprising:determining whether the discharge device is in an appropriate operating range; and
adjusting the discharge device based on the determining,
wherein the discharge device includes
an adjustable shear ledge including an arcuate shear top surface,
an adjustable shroud, and
an actuator that moves at least one of the adjustable shear ledge and the adjustable shroud,
wherein the adjusting includes operating the actuator to move at least one of the adjustable shear ledge and the adjustable shroud based on the determining,
wherein the discharge device is disposed on a container and comprises a housing including the plurality of material conveying components, the housing being attached to a sidewall of the container,
wherein the adjustable shear ledge is mounted to the container adjacent to the plurality of material conveying components,
wherein the adjustable shroud includes a shroud top surface, and is mounted to the container adjacent to the plurality of material conveying components,
wherein the adjustable shear ledge includes at least one longitudinal mounting member, the at least one longitudinal mounting member allowing the adjustable shear ledge to translate along a first axis to bring the shear top surface towards or away from the plurality of material conveying components,
wherein the shroud top surface of the adjustable shroud is arcuate, and
wherein the arcuate shear top surface of the adjustable shear ledge and the arcuate shroud top surface of the adjustable shroud are substantially concentric with a swing path of the plurality of material conveying components, and are substantially continuous with each other along the swing path of the plurality of material conveying components.

US Pat. No. 10,595,454

RAIL ROLLER PIN GANG ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

15. A tillage machine comprising:a main frame;
an arcuately-shaped adjustment rail coupled to the main frame, the adjustment rail including a plurality of apertures and an upper surface; and a
a gang coupled to the main frame about a pivot point, the gang including a gang support element, a plurality of blades rotatably coupled to the gang support element, and a roller coupled to the gang support element and in contact with the upper surface.

US Pat. No. 10,595,452

OBLIQUE SUBMERGED REVERSE DEEP ROTARY TILLAGE DEVICE

Jiangsu University, Jian...

1. An oblique submerged reverse deep rotary tilling device configured to be connected to a tractor (23), the device comprising: a stander (1), a mounted frame (2), a gearbox (3) and an oblique blade roller (5) connected to the stander (10), wherein:the mounted frame (2) is connected to the stander (10) to orient the oblique blade roller (5) at an angle of 55 to 70° to an advancing direction (V) of the tractor (23);
the gearbox (3) is located at a center of the stander (1);
the gearbox (3) has a power input shaft (25) configured to be linked with a power take-off (PTO) shaft (24) of the tractor (23) by a universal joint (26) so that the power input shaft (25) is at an angle of 110 to 125° to the advancing direction (V) of the tractor (23);
the gearbox (3) has a power output shaft (17) that is a splined shaft connected to an oblique blade roller shaft (7) of the oblique blade roller (5);
the oblique blade roller (5) has rotary blades (6) and the oblique blade roller shaft (7) has oppositely-disposed first and second ends connected to bearings (18) supported by bearing seats (4,21) fixed on oppositely-disposed ends the stander (1), the first end of the oblique blade roller shaft (7) being behind the second end of the oblique blade roller shaft (7) in the advancing direction (V) as a result of the mounted frame (2) orienting the oblique blade roller (5) at the angle of 55 to 70° to the advancing direction (V);
tips of the rotary blades (6) are bent toward the second end of the oblique blade roller shaft (7); and
a column of side force balance blades (16) are mounted to the oblique blade roller (5) and rotate in a plane that is parallel to the advancing direction (V), and the side force balance blades (16) have a rotating center axis disposed at an angle of 20 to 35° to the oblique blade roller (5).
US Pat. No. 10,597,544

PIGMENTS

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A pigment based on coated flake-form substrates, which comprises at least the following 8 layers (A)-(H), on a flake-form substrate, where layer (A) is located directly on the surface of the substrate and where layers (A)-(H) are provided in the order shown and there are no intervening layers between any of layers (A)-(H):(A) a layer comprising SiO2,
(B) a colourless coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
(C) a colourless coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
where layer (C) is chemically non-identical to layer (B),
(D) a coloured coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
(E) optionally, a colourless coating having a refractive index n<1.8,
(F) a colourless coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
(G) a colourless coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
where layer (G) is chemically non-identical to layer (F),
(H) a coloured coating having a refractive index n?1.8,
and optionally
(I) an outer protective layer.
US Pat. No. 10,596,265

SYNTHESIS OF NANO AGGREGATE OF CHITOSAN MODIFIED BY SELF-ASSEMBLING PEPTIDE AND APPLICATION THEREOF TO PROTEIN DELIVERY

3-D Matrix, Ltd., Tokyo ...

1. A nanogel comprising a self-organizing peptide, a chitosan, and polyethylene glycol, wherein the self-organizing peptide is RADARADARADARADAGGGC (SEQ ID NO:2).
US Pat. No. 10,596,267

METHOD AND PROCESS FOR QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF PHARMACOKINETICS, THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS AND SAFETY OF DELIVERY OF DRUG COMPOUNDS TO THE INNER EAR FOR TREATMENT OF AUDITORY DISEASE

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. A method for treating an inner ear auditory disease in a subject in need thereof comprising administering an effective amount of a first pack composition and an effective amount of a second pack composition to the subject, wherein(a) the first pack composition comprises about 10 wt. % to about 50 wt. % by weight of the first pack composition of a PEG thiol, a PEG thiol-ester, or a mixture thereof; and water;
(b) the second pack composition comprises about 10 wt. % to about 50 wt. % by weight of the second pack composition of a PEG Michael acceptor; and water; and
(c) the first pack composition or the second pack composition further comprises at least one inner ear-specific therapeutic agent,
wherein the first pack composition and the second pack composition are administered through a cannula that penetrates the round window membrane of the subject; wherein the PEG thiol, PEG thiol-ester, or mixture thereof comprises a multi-arm PEG thiol, a multi-arm PEG thiol-ester, or a mixture thereof; and wherein the first pack composition and the second pack composition forms a hydrogel network in vivo.
US Pat. No. 10,597,549

COATING COMPOSITION FOR GLOSSY INK RECEPTIVE MEDIA

1. A dispersion in an aqueous media comprising a) a water reducible polyurethane and b) an aqueous dispersion of acrylic copolymer,a water reducible polyurethane being defined as a polymer that is or is not soluble in water at 10 wt. % at 25° C. that exists as a dispersion or solution in water and can be diluted with additional water without going through an obvious change in the state of the dispersion or solution upon dilution with water,
an aqueous acrylic copolymer dispersion being defined as a copolymer having hydrophobic portions and hydrophilic portions such that it is not soluble in water beyond 5 wt. % at 25° C. but can be made into a dispersion in water at concentrations up to about 60 wt. % polymer wherein colloidal dispersion is defined as having a number average particle diameter between 20 and 500 nanometers based on intensity average gaussian distribution particle size analysis by dynamic light scattering measurements,
said a) being 10-90 wt. % of a water reducible polyurethane being characterized as having 30-85 wt. % of polyalkylene oxide segments based on the weight of said polyurethane wherein at least 50 to 100 weight percent of said polyalkylene oxide segments are in tethered poly(alkylene oxide) chains,
said b) being 10-90 wt. % of an acrylic copolymer, said acrylic copolymer being in the form of a aqueous dispersion wherein said acrylic polymer being characterized by having about 15 to about 75 wt. % of repeating units from combined acrylic and methacrylic acid and about 25 to 85 wt. % of repeating units combined from C1 to C12 alkyl esters of acrylic or methacrylic acid based on the dry weight of the acrylic copolymer,
wherein said weight percent of a) and b) is based upon the combined dry weight of the polymer binder solids in a) and b) and any optional polymer in said binder.
US Pat. No. 10,596,271

USE OF PLL FOR IMPROVING THE STABILITY OF MOLECULES IN SOLUTION

HYDRO-FILL, Cenon (FR)

1. Molecular complex that comprises:at least one polylysine (PLL) conjugate, comprising:
a main PLL straight chain, and
at least one molecule F that has a mean molecular weight of between 50 daltons and 1000 daltons and is linked covalently to said main chain, and
at least one molecule M that is unstable in an ex-vivo storage solution with a hydrophilic and aqueous nature, said molecule M being an organic molecule or a protein with pharmacological and/or nutritional and/or cosmetic and/or diagnostic reagent activity,
with the conjugate(s) and the molecule(s) M being linked by a non-covalent bond;
wherein the complex comprising the non-covalently linked at least one PLL conjugate and the at least one molecule M are stable in the hydrophilic and aqueous ex-vivo storage solution;
wherein stable and unstable in the hydrophilic and aqueous ex-vivo storage solution refers to:
sufficiency to maintain the at least one molecule M in solution in the liquid phase, without it precipitating, and to
sufficiency to maintain the molecule M's pharmacological and/or nutritional and/or cosmetic and/or diagnostic reagent activity,
at a temperature that is higher than 0° C. for an entire period of storage up to several months; and
wherein the molecular complex has the following characteristic:
the molar ratio between the conjugate(s) and that of the molecule(s) M is between 1 and 30.
US Pat. No. 10,597,551

COATING COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A composition comprising an aqueous solvent and a solid portion, wherein:a) from 15 to 30% in weight/total weight of the solid portion consists of a first powder of at least one copolymer (F) in the form of particles having average size (D50) from 3 to 6 micrometers, wherein copolymer (F) is a partially fluorinated copolymer;
b) from 70 to 85% in weight/total weight of the solid portion consists of a second powder of at least one copolymer (F?) in the form of particles having average size (D50) from 20 to 90 micrometers, wherein copolymer (F?) is a partially fluorinated copolymer which is the same as or different from copolymer (F);
wherein the average particle size is measured according to test method ASTM D1921.
US Pat. No. 10,597,552

COATING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A SILANE MODIFIED COMPOUND

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A coating composition comprising an acid functional acrylic resin and a silane modified compound, wherein the silane modified compound comprises the reaction product of an aminosilane and a phenolic novolak.
US Pat. No. 10,596,273

RECOMBINANT ADENO-ASSOCIATED VECTORS FOR TARGETED TREATMENT

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A composition comprising:(a) a recombinant AAV comprising a capsid protein comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of amino acids 203-736 of SEQ ID NO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, or 17, wherein: the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 206 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is C; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 296 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is H; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 312 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is Q; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 346 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is A; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 464 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is N; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 468 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is S; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 501 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is I; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 505 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is R; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 590 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is R; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 626 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is G or Y; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 681 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is M; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 687 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is R; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 690 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is K; the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 706 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is C; or, the amino acid in the capsid protein corresponding to amino acid 718 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is G; and
(b) a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, diluent or carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,597,553

WATERBORNE COATING COMPOSITION

Allnex Netherlands B.V., ...

1. An aqueous dispersion, for use in a coating composition comprising:a blend of at least a first aqueous polymer dispersion particles and a second aqueous polymer dispersion particles forming the aqueous dispersion,
wherein the particles of the first aqueous polymer dispersion are distinct from the particles of the second polymer dispersion in the aqueous dispersion,
wherein the weight ratio, calculated on solid polymer, of the first to the second polymer is 40/60 to 60/40,
wherein the first aqueous polymer dispersion comprises a first polymer having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of from 4,000 to 12,000 determined by gel permeation chromatography using a mixture of tetrahydrofuran and acetic acid as eluent, an acid value of from 30 to 150 mg KOH/g, a glass transition temperature Tg of at least 20° C. as calculated with the Fox formula, and an ethylene-oxide wt % based on total solid polymer of from 1 to 20 wt %, said first polymer dispersion obtained by free radical aqueous emulsion polymerization of a monomer mixture in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator and at least one surfactant, said monomer mixture comprising:
a) 5 to 20 wt % acid functional ethylenically unsaturated monomers or precursors thereof or ethylenically unsaturated monomers comprising ionic group precursors;
b) 5 to 25 wt %, ethylenically unsaturated monomers containing a mono-alkoxypolyethylene glycol moiety;
c) up to 90 wt % of non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers other than a) or b);
d) 0 to 10 wt % ethylenically unsaturated monomers with a carbonyl functional group;
e) 0 to 10 wt % of chain transfer agents;
wherein the sum of a) through e) is 100 wt %;
wherein the second polymer is an aqueous vinyl polymer dispersion bearing carbonyl groups for cross-linking with a carbonyl reactive cross-linker, or an auto-oxidisable organic polymer containing unsaturated fatty acid;
wherein the aqueous dispersion is cross-linkable within a temperature range from 0° C. to 60° C.
US Pat. No. 10,598,577

PHOTODEGRADABLE SAMPLE COLLECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A method, comprising:providing a biological sample;
providing a sample collection device, wherein the sample collection device comprises a sample binding surface comprising a photodegradable polymer configured to bind the biological sample, wherein the sample binding surface or a coating of the sample collection device comprises fibers comprising the photodegradable polymer wherein the fibers are between 1 nanometer and 20 micrometers in thickness;
contacting the biological sample with the sample binding surface of the sample collection device;
irradiating the sample binding surface and the bound biological sample using light emitted from a light source to initiate degradation of the photodegradable polymer of the sample binding surface to cause release of the biological sample, wherein the light comprises light of a wavelength between 300 nanometers and 700 nanometers.
US Pat. No. 10,596,275

VIRION-DERIVED NANOSPHERES FOR SELECTIVE DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS TO CANCER CELLS

Aura Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A papillomavirus L1 capsid protein encoded by the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,596,276

STABLE, CONCENTRATED RADIONUCLIDE COMPLEX SOLUTIONS

ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPL...

1. A process for manufacturing a pharmaceutical aqueous solution, comprising:providing a solution comprising a complex of the radionuclide 177Lu (Lutetium-177) and a somatostatin receptor binding peptide linked to the chelating agent DOTA; a first stabilizer against radiolytic degradation, and optionally a second stabilizer against radiolytic degradation different from the first stabilizer; and
diluting the solution comprising the complex with an aqueous dilution solution comprising at least one stabilizer against radiolytic degradation to obtain the pharmaceutical aqueous solution;
wherein if the solution comprising the complex comprises only the first stabilizer as an stabilizer against radiolytic degradation and not the second stabilizer, then the aqueous dilution solution comprises at least one stabilizer against radiolytic degradation that is different from the first stabilizer, and in the obtained pharmaceutical aqueous solution, the radionuclide 177Lu is present in a concentration that it provides a volumetric radioactivity of from 250 to 500 MBq/mL and the stabilizers are present in a total concentration of from 1.0 to 5.0 mg/mL, and ethanol is present in a concentration of less than 1%.
US Pat. No. 10,596,277

HIGH PURITY THERAPEUTIC BONE AGENTS

IGL Pharma, Inc., Anglet...

1. A method for the treatment of a Patient comprising administering to the Patient having bone pain, one or more calcific tumors, or in need of a bone marrow suppressing procedure, a pharmaceutically-acceptable formulation of a chelate composition comprising a Clinically Relevant Dosage of the composition that is therapeutically effective, said composition is administered to said Patient as either:i) the formulation having a chelate composition consisting essentially of Sm-153 and DOTMP or a physiologically-acceptable salt thereof, or
ii) the formulation as reconstituted from a kit containing as two separate components, the DOTMP chelant and the Sm-153 isotope, which components are mixed to form the chelate composition at the appropriate time prior to use,
wherein the Sm-153 isotope possesses an extended Expiration Date of greater than or equal to about 5 days, and wherein the Sm-153 dosage is at least 35 mCi;
with the proviso that the chelate composition is prepared by a process comprising the steps of:
a) irradiating Sm-152 in a lower flux portion of the nuclear reactor having less than 8.5×1013 neutron/cm2-sec to form low specific activity Sm-153 , wherein the isotope composition after the irradiation contains mainly Sm-152 and Sm-153 with reduced trace impurity of Eu-154 less than 0.093 ?Ci Eu-154/mCi Sm-153 after 5 days of decay, thereby providing an extended Expiration Date greater than or equal to about 5 days;
b) taking the prepared isotope mixture from step a) and either using it in step e) or allowing it to decay and then using it in step c) which decay further lowers the specific activity of the Sm-153 formed in step a) while maintaining less than 0.093 ?Ci of Eu-154 per mCi of Sm-153; and
c) reacting DOTMP or a physiologically-acceptable salt thereof as the chelant with the Sm-153 isotope mixture from step b) in, an aqueous solvent to form the radioactive chelate composition that is pharmaceutically-acceptable and has a Clinically Relevant Dosage that is therapeutically effective.
US Pat. No. 10,596,536

COMPOSITION COMPRISING HF AND 3,3,3-TRIFLUORO-2-CHLOROPROPENE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. An azeotropic or quasi-azeotropic composition comprising:hydrogen fluoride,
3,3,3-trifluoro-2-chloropropene, and
one or more (hydro)halocarbon compounds selected from:
the group consisting of chloromethane, chloropentafluoroethane, 1-chloro-1,2,2,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1-chloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane, pentafluoroethane, 1-chloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, 1-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, 1-chloro-1,2-difluoroethane, 1-chloro-1,1-difluoroethane, 1,1,2-trifluoroethane, 1,1,1-trifluoroethane, 1,1,2-trifluoroethane, 1,1-difluoroethane, 1,2-difluoroethylene and fluoroethylene; or
the group consisting of 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane and Z-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-chloropropene.
US Pat. No. 10,597,560

ADHESIVES AND RELATED METHODS

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. A cure in place liquid comprising:5-70 wt% of a bodying component comprising a non-acrylic base polymer having a Mw of 5,000 to 1,000,000, selected from the group consisting of polyolefins, polyvinyl aromatics, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, polyesters, polyethers, and combinations thereof;
0-40 wt% of at least one structural diluent;
30-95 wt% of at least one radical addition diluent;
0-10.0 wt% of a curative;
0-10 wt% photosensitizer; and
0-10 wt% stabilizer.
US Pat. No. 10,597,816

FLUORINE-CONTAINING WATER-REPELLENT COMPOSITION

Archroma IP GmbH, Reinac...

1. A composition, comprising components (A) and (B) and optionally at least one of components (C) to (E):(A) a polyacrylate obtained in the polymerisation of monomers consisting of
(M1) CH2?CR3COO—R1
(M2) CH2?CR3COO—R2
(M3) CH2?CR6COO—Y—RF and optionally
(M4) CH2?CR3—X—R4;
(B) a wax;
(C) a blocked isocyanate;
(D) an organic polysiloxane;
(E) a melamine resin;
wherein
R1 is an alcohol moiety in (meth)acrylate monomer (M1) containing from 1 to 8 carbon atoms;
R2 is an alcohol moiety in (meth)acrylate monomer (M2) containing from 9 to 40 carbon atoms;
RF—Y is an alcohol moiety in (meth)acrylate monomer (M3), wherein
Y is —(CH2)m—, wherein m is an integer in a range of from 1 to 10; and
RF is CxF2x+1, wherein x is an integer in a range of from 1 to 12;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, Cl, and F;
R3 in monomer (M1), (M2) and (M4) is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and C2H5;
X in monomer (M4) is COO or CONH;
R4 is glycidyl or CH2(CH2)n—OR5, wherein n is an integer in a range of from 1 to 10 and R5 is H or a residue containing from 1 to 6 carbon atoms;
and wherein the composition comprises water and/or an organic solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,597,562

ELASTIC ATTACHMENT HOT MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND A DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE MADE WITH THE SAME

H.B. Fuller Company, St....

1. A hot melt adhesive composition comprising:a. from about 3 to about 10% by weight of a first propylene-based copolymer that is single-site catalyzed having a melt index measured by ASTM D1238 (190° C., 2.16 kg) of no greater than about 5,
b. a second propylene-based polymer that is single-site catalyzed with a viscosity at 190° C. of no greater than about 5000 cps,
c. a first tackifying agent having a softening point of at least about 90° C. and
d. from about 5% by weight to about 20% by weight of a plasticizer.
US Pat. No. 10,596,539

METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A HETEROGENEOUSLY CATALYSED REACTION

Roehm GmbH, Darmstadt (D...

1. A process for performing a heterogeneously catalysed reaction in a three-phase reactor having at least one liquid phase, at least one gaseous phase and at least one solid phase, the process comprising:conveying a reaction mixture downward in a first zone of the reactor; and then
conveying the reaction mixture upward in a second zone of the reactor,
wherein the first and second zones are separated from one another by a dividing wall,
the first zone is substantially free of undissolved gas, and
a ratio of an average catalyst concentration in the second zone to an average catalyst concentration in the first zone is greater than 2.
US Pat. No. 10,597,563

LAMINATES MADE USING HOT MELT ADHESIVES BASED ON A BLEND OF PROPYLENE POLYMERS MADE USING SINGLE-SITE CATALYSTS

BOSTIK, INC., Wauwatosa,...

1. A laminate comprising a primary substrate and a secondary substrate mated with the primary substrate through contact with a hot melt adhesive, wherein the hot melt adhesive comprises:(a) a polymer blend containing at least one semicrystalline LMW SSC-PP polymer and at least one essentially amorphous HMW SSC-PP copolymer; both of which are either homopolypropylene or copolymers of propylene with an ?-olefin comonomer prepared by using SSC catalysts;
the weight ratio of the LMW SSC-PP polymer to the HMW SSC-PP polymer in the blends ranges from 9:1 to 1:9 and the total amount of the polymer blend in the composition of the present invention is from about 20% to about 80% by weight; the LMW SSC-PP having a weight average molecular weight from about 10,000 g/mole to about 100,000 g/mole, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 50%, and a Brookfield viscosity at 190° C. ranging from about 800 mPa·s to about 100,000 mPa·s; and the HMW SSC-PP polymer a weight average molecular weight greater than 100,000g/mole, and a crystallinity of about 0% to about 18%, wherein the molecular weight of the HMW PP polymer is at least double the molecular weight of the LMW SSC-PP;
(b) a compatible tackifier in the amount of about 15% by weight to about 75% by weight;
(c) about 1% to about 35% by weight of a plasticizer;
(d) about 0.1% to about 3% by weight of a stabilizer or antioxidant; and
(e) optionally about 0% to about 20% by weight of a wax.
US Pat. No. 10,595,515

ANIMAL MODELS, CELL LINES AND METHODS FOR SCREENING HEPATITIS C VIRUS VACCINES

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL...

1. A hepatitis C virus (HCV)-antigen expressing, non-human mammalian hepatoma cell comprising an expression construct stably integrated into the genome of the cell, the expression construct comprising a promoter sequence operably linked to:a first nucleic acid sequence encoding a plurality of hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural proteins selected from NS3, NS4a, NS4b, NS5a and NS5b, and
a second nucleic acid sequence encoding a selectable marker,
wherein the cell constitutively expresses the plurality of HCV non-structural proteins without HCV replication.
US Pat. No. 10,597,564

INTERNALLY INCORPORATED PHENOLIC RESINS IN WATER-BASED (METH)ACRYLATE ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS, PRE-ADHESIVE REACTION MIXTURES, METHODS, AND ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An aqueous polymerizable pre-adhesive reaction mixture comprising:water;
one or more cationic (meth)acrylate monomers; and
a dispersed phase comprising one or more low Tg nonionic monomers and one or more phenolic resins, wherein the low Tg nonionic monomers have a (meth)acryloyl group and have a Tg of no greater than 20° C. when homopolymerized, the Tg being measured using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis.
US Pat. No. 10,597,820

METHOD OF MAKING BLEACHED MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

DuPont Nutrition USA, Inc...

1. A method of making microcrystalline cellulose comprising the steps of:a) Providing a cellulosic pulp and subjecting such pulp to an acid hydrolysis process to create an acidic product reaction mixture slurry comprising microcrystalline cellulose and a hydrolysate liquor;
b) Adding a sufficient amount of an alkaline material to the acidic product reaction mixture slurry to produce a neutralized product reaction mixture having a pH of between 7 and 12, wherein the neutralized product reaction mixture comprises microcrystalline cellulose and a neutralized hydrolysate liquor;
c) Adding oxidant to the neutralized product reaction mixture to form a bleached product reaction mixture comprising bleached microcrystalline cellulose and a bleached hydrolysate liquor, wherein the bleached product reaction mixture becomes acidic; and
d) Isolating the bleached microcrystalline cellulose from the bleached product reaction mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,597,567

ABRASIVE ARTICLE INCLUDING UNAGGLOMERATED ABRASIVE PARTICLE INCLUDING SILICON CARBIDE AND AN INORGANIC BOND MATERIAL

SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, I...

1. An abrasive article comprising:a body including:
a bond material extending throughout the body, wherein the bond material comprises at least 8 wt % aluminum oxide (Al2O3) for a total weight of the bond material and not greater than 56 wt % silicon dioxide (SiO2) for the total weight of the bod material; and
unagglomerated abrasive particles comprising silicon carbide (SiC) contained within the bond material and present in an amount of greater than 30 vol % for a total volume of the body,
wherein the body is free of agglomerated abrasive particles.
US Pat. No. 10,596,547

POROUS ARTICLE HAVING POLYMER BINDER SUB-MICRON PARTICLE

Arkema Inc., King of Pru...

1. A solid porous article comprising:a) a thermoplastic polymeric binder in the form of particles having an average particle discrete size of from 20 nm to 1 micron, and
b) at least 50 weight percent of primary active particles, and
c) greater than 0.5 weight percent of secondary functional additive particles comprising calcium hydroxyapatite having an average particle size of from 25 nm to 500 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,595,527

ANTIMICROBIAL POLYMERS CAPABLE OF SUPRAMOLECULAR ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...

1. A monomer comprising:a molecular backbone comprising a bis(urea)guanidinium structure covalently bonded to a functional group selected from the group consisting of an amino group and a phosphine group, and wherein the monomer has supramolecular assembly functionality.
US Pat. No. 10,596,297

METHOD FOR PREPARING A FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN MATRIX

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE, Par...

1. A method for preparing a transparent, dense, fibrillar collagen matrix, comprising the following steps:(a) preparing an acidic aqueous solution comprising
collagen in the form of monomers at a concentration of between 0.1 and 10 mg/ml, and
at least one strong acid present at a concentration of from 0.2 to 2.5 mM and one weak acid present at a concentration of between 2 and 125 mM;
(b) concentrating the solution obtained in (a) to a collagen concentration of between 40 and 120 mg/ml;
(c) forming the fibrils by treating the collagen solution obtained in step (b) with a basic gas phase or basic liquid phase,
wherein the density of the transparent, dense, fibrillar collagen matrix is greater than or equal to 40 mg/ml, and
wherein the at least one weak acid is selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, chloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, bromoacetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid, propionic acid, ascorbic acid, valeric acid, 2-bromovaleric acid, 4-bromovaleric acid, 5-bromovaleric acid, lactic acid, citric acid, salicylic acid, acetylsalicylic acid, formic acid, and acids of the uronic acid family, and
the at least one strong acid is selected from the group consisting of hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, perchloric acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydriodic acid, chloric acid, permanganic acid, and manganic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,595,530

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE REMOVAL OF BIOFILMS

University of Southern Ca...

1. A method for inhibiting or preventing the binding of a deoxyribonucleic acid B II (DNABII) polypeptide to a microbial DNA in a biofilm present on the surface ex vivo, comprising contacting the microbial DNA in the biofilm with an amount of an isolated or recombinant polypeptide, the amount effective to inhibit or prevent the biofilm, the polypeptide comprising a high mobility group-box domain (HMG-box domain), thereby inhibiting or preventing the binding of the DNABII polypeptide to the microbial DNA.
US Pat. No. 10,596,042

METHOD OF FORMING AN ABSORBENT STRUCTURE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A method of forming an absorbent core for an absorbent article comprising:a. providing an absorbent structure forming surface;
b. forming an absorbent composite, wherein the absorbent composite comprises at least about 70% by weight of a superabsorbent material;
c. applying an aqueous composite stabilizer to the absorbent composite on a first side to form an absorbent structure, wherein the absorbent composite absorbs the water from the aqueous composite stabilizer, and wherein the aqueous composite stabilizer comprises a stabilizing component, the stabilizing component is applied to the absorbent composite at an add-on rate of between about 1% and about 4% by weight of the absorbent structure; and
d. forming the absorbent core without drying the absorbent composite.
US Pat. No. 10,597,579

ANTI-RETENTION AGENT IN STEAM-SOLVENT OIL RECOVERY

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation comprising rock and hydrocarbon that has at least one injection well and at least one producing well in fluid communication with each other, the method comprising:co-injecting steam and solvent into said injection well;
selecting an anti-retention agent having a density between 0.000598-0.0770 g/cm3 and a viscosity between 0.0123-0.0216 cP and a higher affinity for said solvent than does water or said rock;
injecting said anti-retention agent comprising a foam or a colloidal dispersion or a gel into said injection well,
producing production fluids comprising hydrocarbon, water and solvent from said production well; and
recovering solvent from said production fluids, wherein more solvent is recovered than would be recovered without the injecting of said anti-retention agent.
US Pat. No. 10,596,300

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATING TO BIOCOMPATIBLE IMPLANTS

Wayne State University, ...

1. A biocompatible hydrogel, wherein the biocompatible hydrogel comprises a physical hydrogel, wherein the physical hydrogel comprises: a) a non-zwitterionic physical hydrogel-forming polymer; and one or more of: a zwitterionic polymer, a branched zwitterionic copolymer, a zwitterionic copolymer which is a physical gel-forming polymer, and a zwitterionic copolymer comprising a covalently bonded physical gel-forming polymer, b) a zwitterionic copolymer which is a physical gel-forming polymer, and/or a zwitterionic copolymer comprising a covalently bonded physical gel-forming polymer; c) 1) a zwitterionic polymer and/or a branched zwitterionic copolymer; and 2) a zwitterionic copolymer which is a physical gel-forming polymer, and/or a zwitterionic copolymer comprising a covalently bonded physical gel-forming polymer; or d) a mixture of any two or more of a), b) and c).
US Pat. No. 10,596,556

SURFACE MODIFIED METALLIC FOAM BODY, PROCESS FOR ITS PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

Alantum Europe GmbH, Mun...

1. A surface modified metallic foam body containing an unmodified core and an alloy skin on surface of the unmodified core, obtained by a process comprising the steps:(a) providing a metallic foam body, as a core, comprising a first metallic material, wherein the metallic foam body of (a) has an apparent density in the range of from 300 to 1200 kg/m3 as determined as weight per volume unit according to ISO 845;
(b) applying a second metallic material which is different from the first metallic material of (a) and which contains a first metallic compound that is leachable as such and/or that can be transformed by alloying into a second metallic compound that is leachable and different from the first metallic compound on a surface of the metallic foam body of (a), by coating the surface of the metallic foam body of (a) with an organic binder and a powder of the second metallic material,
wherein the second metallic material contains A1 as the first metallic compound;
(c) forming the alloy skin by alloying the first metallic material and the second metallic material of step (b) to give an alloyed metallic foam body comprising the core that is unmodified and an alloy skin formed on the surface of the unmodified core; and
(d) treating the alloyed metallic foam body obtained in step (c) with an agent that is capable of leaching out the leachable first and/or second metallic compound from the alloy skin of the metallic foam body, to leach out at least a part of the first and/or the second metallic compound from the alloy skin of the alloyed metallic foam body;wherein the thickness of the alloy skin is in the range of up to 50 ?m as determined by electron microscopy, andwherein the unmodified core of the alloyed metallic foam body comprises pores with a pore size between 100 and 5000 ?m as determined by a Visiocell analysis method from Recticel, a specific surface area in the range of from 100 to 20000 m2/m3 as determined in accordance with DIN 9277 via gas adsorption and a porosity in the range of from 0.50 to 0.95 as determined by using the following equation:
Porosity (%)=100/VT×(VT?W(1000/?),
wherein VT is the foam sheet sample W is the foam sheet sample weight; and ? is the density of the foam material.
US Pat. No. 10,596,557

METHOD FOR PREPARING MOLECULAR SIEVE-MULTIELEMENT OXIDE COMPOSITE INTEGRALLY EXTRUDED DENITRATION CATALYST

Valiant Co., Ltd., Yanta...

1. A method for preparing a molecular sieve-multiple oxide composite integral extrusion type denitration catalyst, comprising the following steps:(1) mixing a metal salt solution of one or two selected from the group consisting of manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, and cerium with molecular sieves; and after an ion exchange reaction, adding a surfactant and simultaneously carrying out shear emulsification and dispersion treatment to obtain an ion-exchanged molecular sieve slurry;
(2) preparing an acidic precursor solution from a mixture of a metal salt of one or two selected from the group consisting of manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, and cerium with one or more selected from the group consisting of an aluminum source, a titanium source, and a zirconium source; preparing an alkaline precursor solution from an alkaline silicon source; and mixing the acidic precursor solution and the alkaline precursor solution uniformly to obtain a mixed solution or slurry;
(3) adding an alkaline compound solution into the mixed solution or slurry obtained in step (2) to adjust a pH value of the mixed solution or slurry to alkaline; adding a pore-forming agent; and carrying out an aging reaction, filtering, washing with water, and removing filtrate to obtain a filter cake, which is a multi-oxide precursor;
(4) adding the ion-exchanged molecular sieve slurry obtained in step (1) into the multi-oxide precursor obtained in step (3); stirring and mixing; and then carrying out vacuum dewatering, drying, and calcining to obtain a molecular sieve-multiple oxide composite denitration catalyst active component; and
(5) pulverizing and sieving the composite denitration catalyst active component obtained in step (4); then mixing with a titanium-based support, an inorganic binder, an organic binder, a structure enhancer, a molding pore-forming agent, a lubricant, and water; kneading into a paste; staling; and carrying out integral extrusion molding, drying, and calcining to obtain an integral extrusion type denitration catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,595,533

BED BUG TREATMENT MIXTURE

1. An insecticide mixture configured to kill and eliminate Cimex lectularius, said mixture comprising:permethrin;
piperonyl butoxide;
glycolic acid; and
inactive ingredients.
US Pat. No. 10,596,558

NAPHTHA REFORMING CATALYST AND PROCESSES THEREOF

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A zinc-free naphtha reforming catalyst comprising a Group IIIA metal, a zeolite and a binder, wherein the Group IIIA metal is gallium or a gallium salt at a concentration ranging from 5 wt % to 20 wt % of the zinc-free naphtha reforming catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,597,326

GEOPOLYMER FOAM FORMULATION FOR A NON-FLAMMABLE, SOUND-ABSORBING, THERMALLY INSULATING GEOPOLYMER FOAM ELEMENT

1. A geopolymer foam formulation comprising:at least one inorganic binder comprising metakaolin;
at least one alkaline activator selected from the group consisting of alkali metal hydroxides, alkali metal carbonates, alkali metal aluminates, alkali metal silicates and mixtures thereof;
at least one alkyl polyglucoside surfactant;
a gas phase and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,595,534

POST-EMERGENCE HERBICIDE

Belvedere Foliar LLC, Be...

1. A method of inducing phytotoxicity in a plant, the method comprising administering an excess of nutrient in an aqueous composition to foliar portions of the plant, wherein the aqueous composition comprises:at least one nutrient compound comprising a micronutrient; and
at least one adjuvant,
wherein the pH of the aqueous composition is about 4 to about 7,
wherein the excess of nutrient is an amount effective to be absorbed systemically by the plant and cause systemic terminal physiological disruption in the plant,
whereby the excess of micronutrient is absorbed systemically by the plant, thereby inducing systemic phytotoxicity in the plant, thereby killing the plant.
US Pat. No. 10,595,535

BIO-DERIVED COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN AGRICULTURE

Ibex Bionomics LLC, Cora...

1. An agricultural composition comprising a mixture of: (a) a first product of fermenting in water a mixture of one or more natural products selected from the group consisting of red beans, peas, white rice and yellow corn with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and (b) a second product containing non-iodized salt, water, an inoculum comprising Bacillus megaterium, and 0.05 to 2.0% by weight of a mixture of inorganic minerals comprising phosphorus, calcium, silicon, titanium, and strontium.
US Pat. No. 10,596,304

ANTI-INFECTIVE FUNCTIONALIZED SURFACES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

Orthobond Corporation, N...

1. A method of preparing a medical device having an anti-infective surface, the method comprisingcovalently bonding a functionalized organophosphonate to a native oxide surface of a metal,
derivatizing the functionalized organophosponate, and
covalently bonding a quaternary ammonium anti-infective agent to the organophosphonate,
wherein the functionalized organophosphonate is an hydroxy, amino or thiol omega-functionalized organophosphonate where the organo group is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated, substituted or unsubstituted, aliphatic or aromatic alkylene hydrocarbon of from 2 to 40 carbon atoms, and
comprising derivatizing the hydroxy, amino or thiol with a cross-coupling reagent;
reacting the derivatized hydroxy, amino or thiol with a diamine or aminoalcohol to bond the organo group of the organophosphonate via a urethane, carbonate, urea, thiocarbonate or thiourea bond and provide a distal amino group; and
quaternizing the distal amino.
US Pat. No. 10,596,560

MODIFICATION OF A ZEOLITE OF TYPE EUO, AND ITS USE IN THE ISOMERIZATION OF AROMATIC C8 COMPOUNDS

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A process for the preparation of a catalyst product suitable for the isomerization of an aromatic cut containing at least one aromatic compound containing eight carbon atoms per molecule, said process comprising producing said catalyst product starting from an initial zeolite with structure type EUO having an overall Si/Al atomic ratio in the range 5 to 100, said catalyst product comprising at least one matrix and at least one metal from group VIII, said process comprising at least the following:i) desilication of said initial zeolite with structure type EUO by suspension in an alkaline solution of lithium hydroxide LiOH, sodium hydroxide NaOH, potassium hydroxide KOH or caesium hydroxide CsOH with a normality of 0.5 to 2N, stirring at a stirring speed in the range 100 to 1000 rpm, and heating to a temperature in the range 40° C. to 100° C. for a period in the range 5 min to 24 h;
ii) washing the zeolite obtained from i) with distilled water;
iii) preparing a support by shaping said washed EUO zeolite obtained from ii) with a matrix in a manner such that the percentage by weight of the zeolite is in the range 1% to 90% with respect to the weight of the support;
iv) at least one ion exchange of the washed zeolite obtained from ii) or the support obtained from iii) in a manner such as to eliminate at least a portion of the alkaline cation present in the cationic position in the zeolite;
v) depositing at least one metal from group VIII of the periodic classification of the elements onto exchanged zeolite obtained from iv) or exchanged support obtained from iv) in a manner such that the percentage by weight of said metal is 0.01% to 4% with respect to the weight of the catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,597,328

LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...

1. A lightweight structural concrete comprising:a wet concrete mix of
198 kg/m3 ordinary Portland cement,
232 kg/m3 ground-granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBFS),
32 kg/m3 silica fume (SF),
140 kg/m3 perlite aggregate,
water in an amount of water/cement of 0.25, and
a mixture of additional coarse and fine aggregate other than perlite.
US Pat. No. 10,595,536

BIO-DERIVED COMPOSITIONS

Ibex Bionomics LLC, Cora...

1. A biopesticidal composition for agricultural use comprising a mixture of: (a) a first product of fermenting in water a mixture of one of more natural products selected from the group consisting of red beans, peas, white rice and yellow corn with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and (b) a second product containing non-iodized salt, water, Bacillus megaterium, and 0.05 to 2.0% by weight of a mixture of inorganic minerals comprising phosphorus, calcium, silicon, titanium, and strontium.
US Pat. No. 10,596,048

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FORMING MOISTURE ABSORBING PRODUCTS FROM A MICROCROP

Parabel Ltd., Melbourne,...

1. A diaper product comprising an absorbent layer having at least one package composed of a porous material, the porous material containing an absorptive product comprising:an odor-absorbing amount of chlorophyll; and
a carbohydrate extracted from a photosynthetic aquatic species and comprising:
(1) at least a portion of the odor-absorbing amount of chlorophyll, and
(2) at least one of:
an absorptive powder having an absorptive coefficient that is >9.0 L/kg;
an absorptive pellet having an absorption coefficient that is >1.44 L/kg; and
an absorptive extrudate having an absorption coefficient that is >1.44 L/kg.
US Pat. No. 10,595,545

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CASEIN AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME

Perfect Day, Inc., Berke...

1. A substitute ice cream composition comprising:(i) 0.5 weight % to 15 weight % of a recombinant ?-lactoglobulin protein comprising a sequence that is at least 90% identical to the bovine protein amino acid sequence, wherein the recombinant ?-lactoglobulin in the substitute ice cream composition confers on the substitute ice cream composition three or more characteristics that are substantially similar to an ice cream produced using bovine milk selected from the group consisting of: taste, appearance, mouthfeel, structure, texture, and emulsification;
(ii) ash; and
(iii) optionally, one or more lipids,
wherein:
the substitute ice cream composition does not comprise any other milk proteins than the recombinant ?-lactoglobulin protein in (i).
US Pat. No. 10,595,548

METHOD FOR PROCESSING NON-PASTEURIZED GRAPE JUICES TO PREPARE SOFT WINES AND THE PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREBY

1. A method of preparing a sparkling non-pasteurized and non-alcoholic prosecco wine, without any objectionable taste of being cooked or boiled comprising the following steps:harvesting of mono-variety Glera grapes cultivated according to Prosecco DOC zone cultivation protocols to obtain a set acid content and a reduced protein content;
removing stalks from said grapes and squeezing said grapes to form a grape must by means of a squeezing-stalk removing assembly and adding sulphurous anhydride to said grape must;
feeding said grape must, and without heating said grape must after stalk removal and squeezing, to a cooling apparatus, arranged immediately downstream of said squeezing-stalk removing assembly, and cooling with said cooling apparatus said grape must to a minimum temperature of 5° C. by injecting liquid carbon dioxide into said grape must during a recirculation pumping of said grape must and saturating said grape must with carbon dioxide;
pressing said grape must to obtain grape juice, and decanting said grape juice in an absence of oxygen to form a non-alcoholic wine must;
adding enzymes to said non-alcoholic wine must;
floating said non-alcoholic wine must after pressing to provide a floated material;
processing said non-alcoholic wine must by passing said non-alcoholic wine must through bentonite, to make said non-alcoholic wine must stable to proteins;
contacting said non-alcoholic wine must with a polyvinylpyrrolidone product to absorb phenolic tannin and oxidizing substances, in order to obtain a phenolic tannin free non-alcoholic must;
tangentially filtering said phenolic tannin free sterile non-alcoholic must to obtain a filtered phenolic tannin free non-alcoholic must;
preserving said filtered phenolic tannin free sterile non-alcoholic must in a sterile environment to form a preserved sterile non-alcoholic must;
stripping said preserved sterile non-alcoholic must in a sterile environment to remove dissolved oxygen to form a stripped sterile non-alcoholic must;
gasifying said stripped sterile non-alcoholic must by adding a CO2 gas, while introducing said stripped sterile non-alcoholic must into an autoclave to form said sparkling non-pasteurized and non-alcoholic prosecco wine;
bottling said sparkling non-pasteurized and non-alcoholic prosecco wine in aseptic bottles and in an aseptic environment;
contacting said non-pasteurized and non-alcoholic prosecco wine with high frequency radio waves to deactivate microbes without any thermal effect after having bottled said non-pasteurized and non-alcoholic prosecco wine in said aseptic environment in said aseptic bottles.
US Pat. No. 10,597,342

METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF 9,10-BIS(CHLOROMETHYL)ANTHRACENE

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA L...

1. A method for the synthesis of 9,10-bis(chloromethyl)anthracene comprising: mixing the reagents containing anthracene and 1,3,5-trioxane, a phase transfer catalyst selected from the group consisting of quarternary ammonium salt and crown ether with hydrochloric acid and acetic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,595,550

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITION INCLUDING CARBONATED SOLUTION

VISION PHARMA, LLC, Este...

1. A single unit dose container of an aqueous oral composition consisting of:a pre-mixed solution of carbonated liquid and diphenhydramine, where the diphenhydramine in the solution is available for immediate release and absorption in the stomach upon ingestion.
US Pat. No. 10,597,601

METHOD FOR RECOVERING LIPIDS FROM MICROBIAL BIOMASS

NESTE OYJ, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for recovery of microbial lipids from oleaginous yeast biomass, said method comprising:(i) providing an aqueous suspension including fermentation broth containing oleaginous yeast biomass;
(ii) subjecting said suspension to a hydrothermal treatment at a temperature of at least 160° C. for 1 second to 360 minutes at a pressure above 5 bar;
(iii) subjecting the hydrothermally treated suspension to a separation step to obtain a liquid fraction and a yeast biomass fraction;
(iv) subjecting the yeast biomass fraction to a drying step to obtain a dried yeast biomass fraction, wherein the temperature of the drying step is below 85° C.;
(v) subjecting the dried biomass fraction to an extraction step with a liquid solvent to produce a liquid fraction containing microbial lipids and a solid fraction containing residual yeast biomass fraction, wherein the extraction step is conducted at room temperature;
(vi) recovering the microbial lipids from the liquid fraction of step (v); and
(vii) optionally, isolating a residual biomass fraction from a product of step (v).
US Pat. No. 10,595,553

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT POWDER

ABBOTT LABORATORIES, Abb...

1. A nutritional supplement powder comprising:a protein system, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, vitamins, minerals, and fiber;
wherein the protein system has a water solubility of at least about 70% at room temperature;
wherein the vitamins comprise at least one of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12;
wherein the minerals comprise at least one of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, and manganese; and
wherein the nutritional supplement powder is essentially free of (i) divalent ions of copper, iron, and zinc; and (ii) vitamin C.
US Pat. No. 10,596,065

TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

1. A method of treating allergies, the method comprising,exposing a subject in need of treatment to a suspected allergen,
identifying an allergy zone (AZ) of an acupuncture microsystem of the subject in response to the allergen,
identifying a projection site of liver in the AZ, and
treating the projection site of the liver in the AZ.
US Pat. No. 10,597,346

METHODS FOR PRODUCING SOLVENTS DERIVED FROM 1-CHLORO-3, 3, 3-TRIFLUORO-PROPENE (1233ZD)

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A liquid composition comprising at least one solvent selected from formulas (I) and (II):CF3—CH2—CHCl—O—CnHxFyClz  (I)
CF3—CH?CH—O—CnHxFyClz  (II)
and combinations thereof, wherein:
n is 1 to 5;
x, y, and z are each 0 to 11 and y+z?1; and
x+y+z=2(n?m)+1, wherein m is an integer of 0 to 2, wherein the at least one solvent selected from formulas (I) and (II) is made by the method comprising the step of reacting a reaction mixture including an alcohol, a catalyst, and 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-propene (1233zd); and
the at least one solvent having a boiling point from 20° C. to 250° C.