US Pat. No. 10,596,940

TOP-LOADED SEAT CUSHION SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A seat assembly, comprising:a wire frame assembly having a support frame with at least one side rail and front and rear engagement features;
a cushion support assembly, wherein the support frame of the wire frame assembly is at least partially embedded in the cushion support assembly, and further wherein the side rail includes an exposed portion that is not covered by the cushion support assembly and wherein the one or more engagement features extend outwardly from a bottom surface of the cushion support assembly;
a trim panel having one or more clip members, wherein the side rail is releasably coupled to the trim panel at the one or more clip members thereof; and
at least one support plate having front and rear receiving apertures disposed therethrough, wherein the front and rear engagement features are respectively received through the front and rear receiving apertures of the at least one support plate, and further wherein the rear engagement feature includes a hook member which engages a perimeter portion of the rear receiving aperture of the at least one support plate when the cushion support assembly is moved in a car-forward direction relative to the at least one support plate.

US Pat. No. 10,596,939

POLYMERIC SEAT CUSHION FRAME INTEGRATED MODULE ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A seating assembly comprising:a seat frame;
a seating support cushion;
an adjustable cushion pan rotatably coupled with the seat frame;
a plurality of downwardly-extending connection members that are integral with and which extend from a bottom surface of the adjustable cushion pan; and
an electronic seating module operably coupled directly to select ones of the plurality of downwardly-extending connection members, wherein the electronic seating module is repositionable under the adjustable cushion pan by coupling the electronic seating module to others of the plurality of downwardly-extending connection members.

US Pat. No. 10,596,938

VEHICLE SEAT

TACHI-S CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat cushion;
a lower frame which is supported by a slide rail structure and which supports the seat cushion to be lifted and lowered and to be advanced and retreated along a floor in conjunction with the lifting and lowering, the lower frame including a lower side frame arranged between a side portion of the seat cushion and the floor;
a finisher which covers the lower side frame; and
a flexible cover which is hung from the side portion of the seat cushion such that a lower edge part of the cover is engaged in the finisher, and is expanded and folded in accordance with the lifting and lowering of the seat cushion, wherein:
the lower side frame is provided between the finisher and the slide rail structure;
the finisher includes a guiding part which guides the lower edge part of the cover to be movable in an advancing and retreating direction of the seat cushion; and
the lower edge part of the cover includes a guided part which is engaged with the guiding part to be movable in the advancing and retreating direction of the seat cushion.

US Pat. No. 10,596,937

INTERIOR PART OF VEHICLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TACHI-S CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A method of manufacturing an interior part of a vehicle, the method comprising:(a) disposing first ends of a plurality of separate pieces of layered cloth adjacent to each other, each of the pieces including at least a skin material and a cushion material, the skin materials of the separate pieces of layered cloth facing in a same direction;
(b) forming at least one continuous stitch on the skin materials and extending between the adjacent first ends of the plurality of pieces of layered cloth so as to join the separate pieces together;
(c) after (b), disposing the plurality of pieces of layered cloth joined by the at least one continuous stitch such that the respective skin materials of the plurality of pieces face each other and such that the respective first ends are aligned, and sewing the plurality of pieces of layered cloth together along a sewing line adjacent to said aligned first ends; and
(d) after (c), folding one of the joined plurality of pieces of layered cloth with respect to the sewing line such that portions of the respective skin materials of each of the plurality of pieces of layered cloth face an inner space of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,596,936

SELF-RETAINING ELASTIC STRAP FOR VENT BLOWER ATTACHMENT TO A BACK CARRIER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A seating assembly comprising:a seatback carrier including:
an upper thoracic region including a first side support defining a first receiving aperture and a second side support defining a second receiving aperture;
a band that is stretched laterally between the first and second side supports and which is removably coupled with the first and second receiving apertures, wherein each end of the band includes a generally planar member configured to engage one of the first and second side supports; and
an air mover suspended by the band between the first and second side supports.

US Pat. No. 10,596,935

VEHICLE SEAT

BENTLEY MOTORS LIMITED, ...

1. A vehicle seat comprising a frame, a padded seat back assembly, a padded seat cushion assembly, a seat cushion assembly tilt arrangement for tilting the seat cushion assembly relative to the frame, and a cover on one side of the seat; wherein the cover comprises a rearward cover section and a forward cover section, the forward cover section being mounted in fixed relation to the seat cushion assembly for movement together with the seat cushion assembly when it is tilted, seat cushion padding extending over an upper surface of the forward cover section.

US Pat. No. 10,596,393

RADIOTHERAPY SYSTEM INTEGRATING A RADIATION SOURCE WITH A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS WITH MOVABLE MAGNET COMPONENTS

UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK...

1. A Radio-Therapy (RT) system for radiation treatment and Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging, wherein the system comprises:a gantry that is rotatable;
a radiation source coupled to the gantry and comprising a radiation source head, the radiation source configured to generate a treatment beam for an object during use, the treatment beam having a treatment beam direction from the radiation source head to the object; and
a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner coupled to the radiation source or the gantry, the MRI scanner being configured to perform the MR imaging and including:
at least two magnet components, each of the at least two magnet components comprising two or more coils that together form a coil ensemble that creates an imaging target volume that has an ellipsoidal shape with a first elliptical cross-section in a first plane and a second elliptical cross-section in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, the first elliptical cross-section having a first major axis and a first minor axis and the second elliptical cross-section having a second major axis and a second minor axis, where the second minor axis is smaller than both the first major axis and the first minor axis;
wherein the at least two magnet components are:
movable around the object via rotation of the gantry to image at least one region of the object within the imaging target volume before, during, or after treatment with the treatment beam; and
positionable relative to the treatment beam such that the first elliptical cross-section of the imaging target volume is orthogonal to the treatment beam direction and in a beam's eye view of the treatment beam.

US Pat. No. 10,596,392

DERMATOLOGY RADIOTHERAPY SYSTEM WITH HYBRID IMAGER

SENSUS HEALTHCARE, INC., ...

1. A radiotherapy method for treatment of skin, comprising:acquiring structural imaging data for a region of interest in the skin of a patient using high frequency ultrasound;
acquiring functional imaging data for the region of interest using optical imaging;
combining the structural imaging data and the functional imaging data to produce a fused model for a least a portion of the region of interest;
generating a plan for radiotherapy treatment of the region of interest based on the fused model; and
applying the radiotherapy treatment according to the plan.

US Pat. No. 10,596,391

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACCOUNTING FOR SHAPE CHANGE DURING RADIOTHERAPY

Elekta, Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. A system for generating a motion target volume representative of changes in a shape of a target region within a body of a patient, the system comprising:at least one computer system configured to:
receive a plurality of electronic medical images that include the target region within the body of the patient, wherein each of the plurality of images was taken at a different time point;
define a three-dimensional volume containing the target region in each of the plurality of images, wherein the three-dimensional volume is different in at least two of the plurality of images because of a difference in shape of the target region in the at least two of the plurality of images;
co-register the three-dimensional volumes; and
generate the motion target volume, wherein the motion target volume encompasses each of the three-dimensional volumes.

US Pat. No. 10,596,390

ADVANCED APPLICATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NUCLETRON OPERATIONS B.V....

1. A brachytherapy applicator comprising:two applicator tubes configured to receive radiation sources, each applicator tube having a matching curved end section, the curved end sections of the applicator tubes combining to form a ring-shaped applicator having a middle opening;
a central applicator tube configured to receive a radiation source that is located within the middle opening;
a securing mechanism configured to receive and secure the applicator tubes to the central applicator tube;
a locking mechanism configured to receive and secure the central applicator tube to the curved end sections; and
a vaginal cap configured to connect to the applicator tubes, the vaginal cap including needle guides that align with needle openings of the applicator tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,595,879

BLADE FOR OSTEOTOME

Palix Medical LLC, Keypo...

1. A blade for use in cutting, said blade comprising:a cutting portion;
a transition portion that is continuous with said cutting portion; and
a gripping portion that is continuous with said transition portion,
wherein said blade has a longitudinal axis,
wherein said cutting portion is planar having a cutting portion planar surface facing in an upward direction and has at least one cutting edge that is adapted for cutting,
wherein said gripping portion has an upward-facing surface facing generally in said upward direction and said upward-facing surface does not entirely lie in a single plane, and
wherein said transition portion has a three-dimensional surface transitioning between said cutting portion and said gripping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,595,878

IFAK PACKAGE ASSEMBLIES

1. An individual first aid kit package assembly, comprising:an outer shell having a first outer shell end, a second outer shell end, an outer shell interior extending between the first outer shell end and the second outer shell end, a first shell opening at the first outer shell end and a second shell opening at the second outer shell end;
an interior sleeve removably deployed in the outer shell interior of the outer shell, the interior sleeve selectively removable from a selected one of the first shell opening and the second shell opening;
a plurality of first aid items carried by the interior sleeve;
a left tourniquet sleeve carried by a first side of the outer shell, the left tourniquet sleeve having a left sleeve interior and a left tourniquet retrieval opening corresponding in position to the first outer shell end of the outer shell;
a left tourniquet deployed in place in the left sleeve interior of the left tourniquet sleeve, the left tourniquet selectively retrievable from the left tourniquet sleeve through the left tourniquet retrieval opening;
a right tourniquet sleeve carried by a second side of the outer shell opposite the first side, the right tourniquet sleeve having a right sleeve interior and a right tourniquet retrieval opening corresponding in position to the second outer shell end of the outer shell;
a right tourniquet deployed in place in the right sleeve interior of the right tourniquet sleeve, the right tourniquet selectively retrievable from the right tourniquet sleeve through the right tourniquet retrieval opening; and
a right tourniquet strap disposed in the right sleeve interior of the right tourniquet sleeve, the right tourniquet strap selectively deployable in a retracted and secured position to surround and secure the right tourniquet in the right tourniquet sleeve and an unsecured position to expose and protrude the right tourniquet from the right tourniquet retrieval opening; and a left tourniquet strap disposed in the left sleeve interior of the left tourniquet sleeve, the left tourniquet strap selectively deployable in a retracted and secured position to surround and secure the left tourniquet in the left tourniquet sleeve and an unsecured position to expose and protrude the left tourniquet from the left tourniquet retrieval opening.

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. 10,597,633

CULTURE METHOD FOR ORGANOIDS

Koninklijke Nederlandse A...

1. A method for culturing epithelial stem cells, wherein said method comprises:culturing one or more epithelial stem cells in contact with an extracellular matrix in the presence of a first expansion medium, the first expansion medium comprising a basal medium for animal or human cells to which is added:
one or more receptor tyrosine kinase ligands, a Wnt agonist that is a Lgr5 agonist, a TGF-beta inhibitor and a cAMP pathway activator,
wherein the TGF-beta inhibitor is able to reduce the activity of the TGF-beta signaling pathway that acts via Smad2 and/or Smad3.