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Volatile applications against pathogens

This invention is related to the use of a volatile antimicrobial compound against pathogens affecting humans comprising contacting infected areas with an atmosphere containing an effective amount of a volatile antimicrobial compound in gaseous form. The volatile antimicrobial compounds provided include certain oxaborole compounds, for example benzoxaboroles. ...

Mimicking the metabolic effect of caloric restrictions by administration of glucose anti-metabolites to enhance positive response in a mammal

The present invention relates to a use of composition comprising a glucose anti-metabolite and/or source of glucose anti-metabolite in a method of enhancing a positive affect and/or energetic arousal in a mammal.. . ...

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12/29/16 / #a drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit for drawing on a nail of an object which is a finger or a toe by applying ink, an object suppression unit for applying a suppression force to suppress a motion of the object to the object, and a nail region detection unit for detecting a region of the nail.
12/29/16 / #a bulk feed bin providing storage, transport and dispensation of a quantity of particulate animal feed, the container having a gravity feed hopper with an upper sliding lid, a lower feed chute with a spring-loaded sliding closure, the bin providing an elevated lower base portion supporting the bin having a pair of skid rail slots use in lifting each bin with a skid loader or other lift equipment.

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12/29/16 / #[problem] to provide a method for producing instant noodles having fresh noodle-like flavor and texture.
12/29/16 / #20160374540

Disposable sheath

A sheath for a medical instrument may include an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face, and a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a second end proximate the distal face. The sheath may also include a transparent window positioned at the second end of the first lumen to seal the first lumen at the second end. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374539

Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath

A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374538

Electronic endoscope

An electronic endoscope transmits an image pickup signal converted into digital serial data, as a differential signal, to a processor such that a quality of an output waveform to the processor is fixed, and includes: a first transmission section; a first filter section arranged at an output side of the first transmission section, wherein a constant is adjusted according to a loss in a transmission channel including a cable disposed in a part from the first transmission section to the first filter section; a second transmission section for transmitting the differential signal from the first filter section to the processor; and a second filter section arranged at an output side of the second transmission section, wherein a constant is adjusted according to a loss including a cable located in the second transmission section or in a portion subsequent to the second transmission section.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374537

Endoscope

The present invention relates to an endoscope. The present invention may include an endoscope main body; and a guide cap that is mounted to be fixed to a front end of the endoscope main body when inserting the endoscope main body into a human body and slides to protrude toward the front of the endoscope main body when withdrawing the endoscope main body inserted into the human body. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374536

Bending operation apparatus of endoscope, and endoscope

A brake adjustment body is disposed in a direction orthogonal to turning shafts between a bending drive shaft and a lock operation shaft. The brake adjustment body is configured by including an intermediate member that abuts a cam portion of the lock operation shaft, and a brake member that applies to the bending drive shaft a pressure according to displacement of the intermediate member. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374535

Dishwasher with microfilter

A dishwasher and a method of treating utensils in the dishwasher wherein the dishwasher has a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a liquid spray system, a liquid recirculation system fluidly coupling the treating chamber to the spray system to recirculate wash liquid from the treating chamber to the spray system, and filters capable of removing particles from the wash liquid.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374534

System for establishing communication between a user interface and a controller of a dishwasher

A dishwasher may include a closure element, such as a door, a user interface on the closure element, and a controller. A data communication link having a first data connector may be coupled to the controller, and a second data connector may be coupled to the user interface. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374533

Systems for steam cleaning

Methods and apparatuses for steam cleaning comprise a steam cleaning device/system employed for steam cleaning or treating operations. In an embodiment, a steam cleaning device may comprise agitation features employed for steam cleaning or treating. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374532

Hard surface cleaning devices

A cleaning device is provided that includes a housing, a cleaning head, a flexible pouch, a cleaning element, and a spray nozzle. The housing defines an internal cavity having a power source in selective electrical communication with a pump. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374531

Uv treated scrubbing articles and methods of making same

A scrubbing article including a substrate and a uv treated texture layer on a surface of the substrate. The substrate is formed from a single layer of foam or sponge material having a thickness that is conducive to handling or holding. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374530

Deck gap cleaning tool

One embodiment of a tool for cleaning the gaps between boards (48) that includes a handle (42) attached to a handle adapter (36) that is fastened to an elongated tube (20) at a midpoint. A plurality of independently adjustable blades (22) are slid onto the tube (20), and secured with pressure by fasteners. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374529

Floor scuff remover scraper

A floor scuff removal device consisting of an elongated hollow tube having an angle cut end for applying friction to the scuff for removal. Angle cut end is partially and permanently filled with flat area for applying self-adhesive removable cloth pad. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374528

Evacuation station

A mobile robot includes a body configured to traverse a surface and to receive debris from the surface, and a debris bin within the body. The debris bin includes a chamber to hold the debris received by the mobile robot, an exhaust port through which the debris exits the debris bin; and a door unit over the exhaust port. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374527

Cleaning robot

A cleaning robot includes a main body and a drive unit to move the main body. The drive unit includes a plurality of motors to generate driving force; a plurality of wheels connected to one of the plurality of motors and rotating by driving force received from the one of the plurality of motors; and a driving frame to support the plurality of wheels, receive driving force from another motor among the plurality of motors, and rotate for changing positions of the plurality of wheels.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374526

Robot cleaner, information providing system, and method for providing information

A robot cleaner is provided. The robot cleaner includes a communication unit configured to communicate with the robot cleaner using a near field wireless communication (nfc) and a processor configured to detect a state of the robot cleaner among a plurality of predefined states. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374525

Battery-powered cordless cleaning system

A cleaning system including a motor, a battery receptacle, and a motor controller. The battery receptacle is configured to receive a battery pack. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374524

Dispenser for interfolded napkins

The present disclosure relates to a dispenser for interfolded napkins, including an inner container defining a dispensing opening, and an outer sleeve including a dispensing mouth. The outer sleeve forms at least one open end portion being arranged to receive the inner container, and the dispensing mouth forms an open end towards an open end portion of the sleeve. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374523

Sheet material dispenser

Additionally, when the first and second front plates are moved to the closed position, a portion of the front plates may be configured to be positioned directly below a portion of the resealable cap.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374522

Apparatus for protecting and dispensing paper products

An apparatus for protecting and dispensing sheet material comprised of a semi-flexible sheet is disclosed. The semi-flexible sheet may be radially collapsed into a cylindrical shape to cover and protect a roll of sheet material. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374521

Apparatus for protecting and dispensing paper products

An apparatus for protecting and dispensing sheet material comprised of a semi-flexible sheet is disclosed. The semi-flexible sheet may be radially collapsed into a cylindrical shape to cover and protect a roll of sheet material. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374520

Elastic bag foam pump

The invention discloses an elastic bag foam pump, which comprises a bottle cover (1), an elastic bag (2), a piston rod (3), a piston (4), a liquid inlet one-way valve (6) and a gas inlet one-way valve (8), wherein the elastic bag (2) is a hollow thin-wall bag; the bag opening of the elastic bag is provided with a connection part (2.1); the connection part (2.1) is mounted on an annular wall (1.1) used for connection on the bottle cover (1) in a sealing way; the elastic bag (2) is provided with an inlet hole (1.8) through which an inlet pipe (2.4) is communicated with the bottle cover (1); the gas inlet one-way valve (8) is mounted at one side of the inlet hole (1.8); a piston rod upper end (3.1) is fixed to an upper wall connection part (2.3) of the elastic bag (2); the lower end of the piston rod (3) is provided with the piston (4); and a cylinder (1.2) is arranged in the middle of the bottle cover (1). The elastic bag foam pump has the advantages of simple structure, low cost and easy to use.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374519

Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a dispensing state of a dispensing system

Methods, apparatus, and systems are described that provide an improved way to monitor the state of a dispensing system and apparatus. The method begins when an activation sensor generates a signal indicating a desired dispense cycle operation in response to detecting user input, such as user hand motion in front of the sensor. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374518

Laminated shower curtains

Laminated shower curtains are disclosed having an antimicrobial pre-treated fabric layer comprising a first antimicrobial agent, and an antimicrobial liquid impermeable film layer bonded to the antimicrobial pre-treated fabric layer comprising a polymeric material and a second antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial pre-treated fabric layer and the antimicrobial pre-treated fabric layer of the laminated shower curtains may be individually produced before being bonded together.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374517

Adjustable height suspended shower apparatus with multiple shower sprayers

A shower apparatus includes a ceiling mounting assembly and a plurality of tensioning lines; and a framework and arrangement of sprayers suspended thereby. The ceiling mounting assembly includes a spool in engagement with the tension lines such that winding of the spool in a first rotational direction results retraction of the tensioning lines into the ceiling mounting assembly and raising of the suspended assembly, and unwinding of the spool in a second, opposite rotational direction results in extension of the tensioning lines out of the ceiling mounting assembly and lowering of the suspended assembly. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374516

Multifunctional apparatus for use in the kitchen

A multifunctional apparatus for use in the kitchen is provided, having a lower housing; an upper cover plate of at least partially translucent design; at least one light source arranged within the housing; at least one weight sensor arranged between the housing and the cover plate or on a bottom face of the housing; at least one operator control element for selectively activating a lighting mode and/or a weighing mode. A kitchen work surface, including a kitchen sink having at least one sink basin which has a circumferential basin edge, and the multifunctional apparatus, as defined above, is also provided. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374515

Removable blender pad

This invention reduces the noise and vibration from a blender. One embodiment of a blender pad which has an air inlet and an air exhaust opening which corresponds with air inlet and exhaust ports in a blender. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374514

Soybean milk machine of rapid pulping

A self-cooked soybean milk machine comprises a base, a control unit, a grinding cooked device, grinding blades inside the grinding cooked device, a motor driving the grinding blades to rotate, and a preheat device. The motor and/or the grinding cooked device are/is installed on the base, with the motor electrically connected with the control unit. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374513

Portafilter and grounds weighing platform system and methods of use

A device with weighing capability (or “scale feature”) and also anvil capability (or “tapping feature”) allows accurate and precise filling of an espresso portafilter with coffee grounds for use in beverage preparation. Some versions switch between a protected mode for anvil use, and a weighing mode for accurate weighing of the portafilter and its grounds, by pivoting the entire load cell into and out of a protected location wherein tapping/shocks do not flex/strain the load cell free end. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374512

Cooking splatter protection device

A cooking splatter guard is provided that includes a surface extending up from a top edge of a cooking implement at an angle. The angle formed between a plane defined by a top edge of the cooking implement and the surface is greater than 90 degrees. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374511

Detachable external heating device for an outdoor grill or smoker

Disclosed is a grid-like device for the support of the bottom exterior surface of a cooking vessel, the grid being removably placed atop the upper exterior surface of an outdoor cooking grill or smoker. Three identically-shaped and symmetrically bent metal rectangular bands are conjoined at their midpoints to form essentially a spherical grid shape. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374510

Gas grill

A gas grill according to one embodiment comprising a structure and a lid, a cooking chamber, a cooking surface in the cooking chamber comprising at least a first area and a second area, at least one heat source below the first area comprising at least one burner, and a gas valve fluidically connected with the burner, the gas valve regulating the rate of the gas flow towards the burner and comprising a highest gas flow rate regulating configuration which allows foods arranged in the first area of the cooking surface to be seared. The gas valve being a thermostatic gas valve which allows automatically regulating a temperature selected for the cooking chamber.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374509

Barbeque grill and oven

A barbeque grill and oven or food smoker having an offset firebox configuration is disclosed. Example embodiments include: an oven having an enclosed interior region for cooking food items; an offset firebox sharing at least a portion of a side of the oven, the offset firebox having a first opening over which a removable grill may be placed, the firebox having a second opening through which airflow may travel from the firebox into the oven; an oven lid configured to produce an opening in the top of the oven of any desired size, the opening of the oven lid causing an increase in the flow of heated air from the firebox into the oven; and a controller coupled to a temperature sensor and an airflow conduit, the temperature sensor being terminated at a location in the oven to sense a temperature in the oven, the conduit being terminated at the offset firebox to deliver an airflow to stoke a fire in the offset firebox, the controller being configured to automatically generate an airflow in the conduit to drive the temperature in the oven to a desired temperature.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374508

Automatic broiler with air flow restriction plate

In an aspect, the disclosure provides an automatic broiler. The automatic broiler may include a conveyorized cooking surface, a lower heat source below the cooking surface, and an upper heat source above the cooking surface. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374507

Compact versatile portable cooker

A compact versatile portable cooker comprising a fire pan, a cover, and a pair of support racks adapted to support a spit and adapted to be attached to the opposed ends of the fire pan. Front and back plates are hinged to the fire pan, and one can alternately either secure the cover or the support racks to the fire pan, to provide with the cover a dosed container for containing and storing all of the parts of the portable cooker; and to provide with the support racks a support for the spit above the fire pan.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374506

Lid sitter

Systems and method are disclosed for forming a holder adapted to be mounted to a container by using a continuous wire, forming first and second legs shaped to form a rim engaging portion to secure the holder to a container rim; first and second extension members extending from the first and second legs above the container; and first and second object contacting arms extending from the first and second extension members, wherein the legs, body portions and object contacting arms are formed using a single continuous wire; and suspending an object above the container with the object contacting arms.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374505

Cooking splatter protection device

A cooking splatter guard is provided that includes a surface extending up from a top edge of a cooking implement at an angle. The angle formed between a plane defined by a top edge of the cooking implement and the surface is greater than 90 degrees. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374504

Continuous production of an extract

Techniques and systems are provided for continuous production of a coffee extract product. A method includes roasting green coffee beans in a roaster, which may be a continuous roaster, and grinding the roasted beans in a grinder, which may be a continuous grinder. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374503

Beverage preparation apparatus

A beverage preparation apparatus includes a milling unit which obtains powders by grating an object to be grated, a liquid storage tank which stores a liquid, a liquid supply path having one end connected to the liquid storage tank and having the other end provided with a supply port, a powder reception portion which is provided to be movable and receives powders obtained by the milling unit, and an agitation tank which has an opening portion opening upward and mixes the powders introduced through the opening portion from the moved powder reception portion and the liquid supplied through the opening portion from the supply port. The milling unit includes an outlet port which discharges the obtained powders into the powder reception portion and the outlet port is located below the opening portion.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374502

Method and device for producing a beverage

A method and device for producing a beverage from a capsule containing at least one beverage ingredient are disclosed. The device is configured to carry out the method by feeding a first volume of water into the capsule for prewetting the at least one beverage ingredient, interrupting the flow of water into the capsule for a predetermined waiting time, feeding a second volume of water into the capsule for extracting the at least one beverage ingredient, and dispensing the produced beverage.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374501

Intelligent cooking apparatuses and methods

Intelligent cooking apparatuses incorporate wireless communication technology to carryout cooking procedures. More specifically, stoves, ovens, and cookware may send and receive data wirelessly to carryout cooking procedures. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374500

Electric kettle

An electric kettle comprising a container body comprising electric heating elements adapted to heat water contained in the container body, and comprising a base, configured to support the container body and to supply electric power at least to such electric heating elements when the container body is supported by the base; the container body comprises a longitudinal extension axis and is able to rotate, about the longitudinal extension axis, with respect to the base; the electric kettle further comprises means for detecting the angular movement of the container body with respect to the base, where the extent of the angular movement detected by the means for detecting angular movement determines the degree of activation of the electric heating elements necessary in order to bring the water to a desired temperature.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374499

Steam generation system for use in cooking appliance

A steam generator system for a cooking appliance includes an in-line heating element coupled to a heating tube, wherein water from a water reservoir is gravitationally fed into the heating tube for heating by the in-line heating element to produce a hot water and steam mixture. A first supply line is coupled to the heating tube to carry the mixture to a separator without the need for moving or complex pump parts. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374498

Drapery holdback assembly

A drapery holdback assembly having interchangeable, adjustable decorative ends is provided. The drapery holdback includes a base portion for mounting to a supporting surface. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374497

Battery retaining system and method for motorized architectural coverings

An architectural covering is presented having a rotatable drive element. The rotatable drive element is connected to a wall, ceiling or other structure by brackets. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374496

Drapery track system

A drapery track system is provided that includes one or more drapes, a motor adapted to spin a shaft in both a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction, and a track system. The track system includes at least one track length secured to a fixed surface via a track securing mechanism, and a gearing assembly adapted to interface with the motor to translate the clockwise spin direction and counterclockwise spin direction to first and second movements, respectively, of the drapes. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374495

Christmas tree stand

A tree stand comprising a supporting base including an upwardly facing hemispherical socket, a positioning sphere having a cavity for receiving a trunk of the tree, and a collar engageable by threads with the base and comprising a flange, wherein the positioning sphere may be disposed in the hemispherical cavity, and the compression collar maximally threadably engaged with the base, thereby contacting the flange with the sphere and immobilizing the sphere in the socket.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374494

Smart mailbox, smart mailbox system and related method

A mailbox comprises a box body with a door having a lock, a mailbox unlocking code input device for inputting an unlocking code to unlock the mailbox, a communication module for communicating with a remote management terminal, a storage at the mailbox or the remote management terminal for storing one or more preset mailbox unlocking codes, and a processor at the mailbox or the remote management terminal for identifying whether the input mailbox unlocking code matches the one or more preset mailbox unlocking codes, and issuing a mailbox unlocking instruction if matching. The processor comprises a mailbox unlocking code management circuit used to invalidate the matched mailbox unlocking code after the mailbox is unlocked, generate a new mailbox unlocking code when no valid mailbox unlocking code is currently available, and store the new mailbox unlocking code in the storage. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374493

Method of seaming carpet

A method for joining two carpet segments, each carpet segment having an underside and at least one edge, comprises abutting one edge of one carpet segment with one edge of the other carpet segment, positioning a length of seam tape under the abutting edges, and activating the adhesive to secure the seam tape to the undersides of both carpet segments. The seam tape comprises an elongated base layer being resilient in a transverse direction, an intervening layer applied to the base layer, and an adhesive applied to the intervening layer.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374492

Anti-fatigue chair mat

A chair mat especially designed for use in both a sitting and standing position can have a substantially rigid base including a fold line separating a first portion of the base from a second portion. A resilient cushion can positioned on only the second portion lower surface of the base. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374491

Sewing-free border wrapped foot pad

The utility model discloses a sewing-free border wrapped foot pad, consisting of a shock absorption core and an outer wrapping layer, wherein the outer wrapping layer is a whole piece of cloth and is adhered to the outer part of the shock absorption core, and the outer wrapping layer is provided with border embossed patterns corresponding to the shock absorption core; and embossing is formed on the surface of the shock absorption core and used for increasing the adhesive force between the shock absorption core and the outer wrapping layer and between the shock absorption core and the ground, so the foot pad has a good skid-proof effect. The product omits a sewing and border wrapping procedure, can achieve an ideal border effect, saves time, labor and cloth, and has strong practicability.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374490

Snow boot removal apparatus

Apparatus for assisting the removal of snow sports boots such as alpine ski boots and snowboard boots is described. The device includes a boot heel engagement member that cooperates with and engages the standard heel edge on a ski boot and a boot sole support that is forward from the heel engagement member. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374489

Holster beverage holder

A beverage holder configured for selectively holding a beverage is disclosed. Said beverage holder comprising a beverage containment comprising a base portion, an upper retainer portion and a handle portion. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374488

Overmolded low cost cutlery

The invention relates to a molded article that includes a first molded structure that includes a working end, a bottom end, at least one wall member extending from the working end to the bottom end of the structure and at least partially or fully outlining a handle for the article, at least one decorative feature that resides on the handle surface of the article, and a connecting element that provides a flow path for first material to fill the decorative feature(s). The first molded structure is configured and dimensioned to receive a second material that also resides on the handle surface surrounding the decorative feature(s). ...

12/29/16 / #20160374487

Device for a set of cutlery

A set of cutlery includes an eating part connected to a handle part, increasing the ability of small children to eat by themselves with the cutlery and encouraging them to grasp the cutlery with precision. A device for the set of cutlery includes a spoon piece and/or a fork piece having a handle connected to an eating part of the piece. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374486

System and method of an attachable spice dispensing device for an automatic meal preparation apparatus

A spice dispensing device is provided for an automatic meal preparation apparatus. The device uses a replaceable cartridge containing a volume of spice for dispensing in predetermined volumetric doses. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374485

Cereal bowl

A cereal bowl according to the present invention includes a basin that may be attached to a base. A partition extends from a sloped floor of the basin to divide the basin into a front interior space and back interior space which can be used to separate a liquid from solid material. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374484

Portable screen kit

A portable screen kit includes a screen that may be stretched around an area. A plurality of sleeves is provided and each of the sleeves is attached to the screen. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374483

Stackable/wall mountable headwear storage and display cabinet system with variable lighting (cappalace)

One embodiment of the cappalace is a furniture style stackable/wall mountable headwear storage/display cabinet with manual/remote controlled dimmable lighting, a sliding drawer, external magnetic stacking guides for good adhesion between units, external elastic pressure electrical contacts for power between units, internally placed insulation piercing electrical contacts for power within the unit, and an outwardly opening translucent front door. A plurality of adjustable head forms are set to desired hat sizes with an allen wrench and mounted on the drawer. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374482

Infant support system for nursing mothers

The infant support system provides a method for enabling a nursing mother to breastfeed a baby without using her hands to hold the baby. In one embodiment of the invention the mother is seated on a chair or rocker and a support pillow is placed across the mother's lap. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374481

Modular reconfigurable infant-containment and juvenile entertainment products

A modular reconfigurable child containment and entertainment product, including a foldable frame structure to which one or more accessories or modules are interchangeably attached. A stationary module and a mobile module can be used in combination, or the mobile module can be used independently of the stationary module, for example as a co-sleeper. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374480

Children's table assembly

A children's table assembly includes a table that has a platform and a frame. A chair is rotatably coupled to the table and the chair is positioned on the frame. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374479

Air mattress and arrangement of air mattresses

An air mattress with at least one cavity to be filled with air, which is bounded by a sitting and reclining surface, a bottom surface disposed opposite the sitting and reclining surface, and a peripheral side surface connecting the sitting and reclining surface and the bottom surface. Magnets, each incorporated in separate chambers, are arranged on the side surface on the sitting or reclining surface and on the bottom surface for the connection of air mattresses of the same design.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374478

Assemblable mattress support whose components fit inside the headboard

An assemblable mattress support can be shipped with all of its components compactly packed into the headboard. The mattress support includes a foldable longitudinal bar, a lateral bar, side panels, wooden slats, block legs and a footboard, all of which fit inside a compartment in the headboard. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374477

Articulated sofa bed with locking mechanism

A seat convertible to a bed. The seat includes a locking mechanism for fixably maintaining a head panel section of the bed in a generally horizontal orientation when the bed is in the deployed configuration and releasing the head panel section from the deployed configuration by a lifting motion. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374476

Footrest assembly of a chair

A footrest assembly disposed under a chair includes an assembly, a tracking frame, a first rotating plate, a second rotating plate and a footrest. The tracking frame is movably mounted in the seat mounting frame. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374475

Back support

A back support structure includes a frame, a support, a fulcrum member, and an adjustment mechanism. The support includes an upright member having a lower end and an upper end. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374474

Adjustable lumbar support apparatus for seat back

An adjustable lumbar support apparatus for a seat back is disclosed and includes a lumbar support and two adjusting assemblies respectively disposed at two sides of the seat back. Each of the adjusting assemblies includes a supporting sheet disposed on an exterior surface of the seat back, an acting rod disposed in a positioning cylinder base on a front end of the seat back, and a knob disposed on a rear end of the seat back. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374473

Adjustable head support apparatus

An adjustable head support apparatus includes a head support and an adjusting assembly disposed within the seat back of a chair. The adjusting assembly includes a positioning base, a rotating block, a moving base and a latch base. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374472

Swinging seat frame for mounting to any supportive vertical surface

A swinging seat frame of the type deriving support from a mounting bracket attached to a vertical surface. Frame to bracket connection is pivotal allowing the legless frame to swing laterally in relation to vertical surface. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374471

Rotatable seat cradle

A rotatable seat cradle including a lumbar supporting back, a thigh supporting front, an intermediate pelvic support bucket located between the back and the front, and an upwardly sloping transition wall that extends continuously and co-extensively between the pelvic support bucket and the thigh supporting front. The seat cradle is pivotally coupled to a stand or to a yoke connected to a chair base. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374470

Chair and furniture set with the chair

A chair has a seat member and a backrest member. The seat member has a seat body having a horizontal frame disposed horizontally; a front supporting leg mounted on a bottom surface of the horizontal frame near a front end of the horizontal frame; and two rear supporting legs mounted respectively on two sides of a bottom surface of the horizontal frame near a rear end of the horizontal frame. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374469

Rotation adjustment system for seats

A rotation adjustment system for seats according an embodiment of the present invention includes a first viewing chair and a second viewing chair. The first viewing chair includes a first seat part and a first backrest part which is stood from the first seat part to maintain the seating function of the first seat part, and is laid down toward the first seat part to disable the seating function of the first seat part. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374468

Theater seating

Theater seating systems, theater lounge seats, theater seats, and theater seating arrangements are described herein. An example embodiment of a theater seating system comprises a separating panel and a theater seat. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374467

Clip and collar for reversibly attaching shelves to pole

A clip that is operable to reversibly connect a collar-attached shelf with a tension pole. The clip generally has an axis, and an aperture that extends in the direction of the axis, such that the aperture is shaped to correspond with the shape of the tension pole. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374466

Gondola gravity feed conversion bracket system

A bracket system for converting horizontally arranged shelving members in a gondola system to a gravity feed orientation including a left, right, and at least one center bracket member each selectively engageable with any one of a plurality of vertical upright support members associated with the gondola system, each bracket member having a front wall portion angularly oriented relative to the vertical upright support members and each having a plurality of receiver members for selectively engaging attachment members associated with each shelf member. The receiver members associated with the at least one center bracket member are configured to receive the attachment members associated with two adjacent side-by-side shelf members. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374465

Autonomous trolley system

Autonomous trolleys include an integrated power source, which energy can be utilized for integrated trolley systems such as a wheel assist module, heating module, and cooling module. The power source may include a fuel cell system or a rechargeable electrical energy storage device or a combination thereof. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374464

Reconfigurable workstation support

A workstation services support structure including a beam supported at or near desk height on one or more legs is described. The beam includes one or more elongate mounting means extending substantially along its length. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374463

Multifunctional storage device

A multifunctional storage device has a lower seat with a storage room, an upper mount pivotally connected to the lower seat, a bottom cover mounted on the lower seat, and an adjustable connecting assembly connecting the lower seat and the upper mount. The upper mount can cover the lower seat or can be opened to tilt relative to the lower seat and be held at a specific angle by the adjustable connecting assembly. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374462

Toothbrush head

A toothbrush head includes a main body composed of multiple cylinder bodies, made of rigid material, and mounted by multiple bristles on the surface of each of the multiple cylinder bodies. The multiple cylinder bodies are separate or are connected to each other by connecting strips. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374461

Brush

A brush includes a brush body and a liquid-resisting tray. The brush body includes a brush head part, a connecting part and a handle part. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374460

Multi-functional utility mat

A multi-purpose mat comprises a circular flat body portion having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface comprises a structural fold pattern. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374459

Fastener systems

An adjustable-length tensile member, for example, a strap for a wearable pack, can include a fastener member defining first and second apertures and a cross-member positioned therebetween. A strap can extend through the first aperture in a first direction, over the cross-member and through the second aperture in a direction opposite to the first direction. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374458

Backpack and garment assembly

A backpack and garment assembly according to the present invention includes a wearable garment having a left front portion, a right front portion, a back portion opposite from the left and right front portions, respectively, and a pair of sleeve portions extending away from the left and the right front portions, respectively. A storage pack is formed to an outer surface of the back portion of the torso wearable garment and configured to contain objects therein. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374457

Cosmetic container identifier system

An apparatus is disclosed that includes a container with a first end defining an opening, the opening providing access to an inner cavity of the container. In addition, an applicator having a end cap and an applicator portion is disclosed, wherein the applicator is removably attachable to the opening of the container. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374456

Slide type lipstick case

The present device relates to a slide type lipstick case and, more particularly, to a slide type lipstick case which prevents a cosmetic stick from sliding down when using the lipstick case, while maintaining soft sensitivity when operating the lipstick case, by: forming a button and a button guide slit into which the button is inserted on the outer peripheral surface of an outer case; connecting a slide member f or moving the cosmetic stick upwards and downwards, to a rib of the button and the lower end of a cosmetic stick holder; forming control protrusions on the upper and lower side of the button guide slit; and forming friction protrusions, at the rib of the button, for interfering the upward and downward movements of the button by fractionizing button guide slit.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374455

Cosmetic container with antibacterial protection

A cosmetic container with antibacterial protection includes a bottle, a cap, a plate, a chamber, a deoxy sterilization material, and a switch mechanism. The cosmetics in the bottle can be sealed with the cap. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374454

Eye liner pencil having a single applicator

An eye liner pencil includes a cap including an internal annular ridge; a hollow member in the cap; a tubular handle including a front first opening, an annular protrusion rearward of the first opening and configured to secure to the ridge, a rear second opening, and an internal annular trough adjacent to the second opening; a hollow support including a tapered rear end, a front opening, an internal space, an externally threaded section, and protuberances; a felt wick including an applicator; a sleeve including parallel surface slit, and a rear internally threaded section secured to the externally threaded section; a hollow, cylindrical sponge member with the support inserted through to secure the sponge member onto the support; a cylindrical reservoir with the support inserted into; and a hollow plug member including a rear external rim d wherein the trough is secured to the rim.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374453

Makeup tool

To provide a makeup tool that is excellent in design and can perform stable application of a cosmetic, the makeup tool includes a barrel cylinder storing the cosmetic; and an application part attached to one end of the barrel cylinder, in which the application part includes an applying element capable of feeding the cosmetic from the barrel cylinder to apply the cosmetic, and a retainer that holds the applying element, and the retainer is formed of a hard material presenting visibility.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374452

Drawing apparatus, operation control method of drawing apparatus, and operation control program of drawing apparatus

The drawing apparatus sets the suppression force to a first suppression force in at least one of a first period of the drawing unit drawing on the nail and a second period of the nail region detection unit detecting the region of the nail, and sets the suppression force to a second suppression force which is weaker than the first suppression force or sets the motion of the object to be not suppressed in a third period of the ink applied to the nail being dried.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374451

Cosmetic powder container

A cosmetic powder container includes a container body, an interior under-cover structure, an inner cover and a container cover. The container body further has an accommodation space. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374450

Drawing device and control method for the same

A drawing device includes: an insertion portion into which a finger or a toe including a nail which is a drawing target surface is inserted, the insertion portion including an opening configured to expose an entire tip portion of the finger or toe including a region having the nail of the finger or toe; and a holding portion in the insertion portion configured to suppress movement of the finger or toe. The holding portion includes: a first pressing portion opposing a side surface on one side in a width direction of the inserted tip portion of the finger or toe and configured to press the side surface on the one side; and a second pressing portion opposing a side surface on another side in the width direction of the tip portion of the finger or toe and configured to press the side surface on the another side.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374449

Nail dyeing method and apparatus thereof

In one aspect, the present intention is directed to a nail-surrounding dyeing apparatus (100), comprising: a container (16) of peel-able material (20); a nozzle (10) for dispensing the peel-able material; the nozzle (10) having a sloped surface (38) at the end thereof, an outlet (14) disposed at the sloped surface (38); wherein a tip (12) of the nozzle (10) is flexible; thereby allowing dyeing a strap (24) of the peel-able material on a skin (32) that surrounds a nail (26), for allowing dyeing the nail (26) beyond a border line (22) between the nail (26) and the skin (32) and removing thereof afterwards.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374448

Drawing device and drawing method of the same

The control unit controls the drawing unit to perform an operation in which the drawing tool moves on a first and second regions adjacent in the first direction of the drawing target surface along a second direction crossing with the first direction in a state in which the drawing tool is in contact with the drawing target surface, then drawing tool draws on the first and second regions, and an operation in which the drawing tool moves between the first and second regions in a state in which the drawing tool is separated from the drawing target surface.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374447

Wefted hair dryer

Systems, devices, and methods for drying wefted hair. Systems can include an enclosure for drying wefted hair by removing moisture from the wefted hair. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374446

Method for applying a hair product

The present invention relates to a method for applying a hair product, constituted by a step of distribution of the hair into areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of hair, and by a loose lock 15, followed by application of said hair product. In one of the embodiments of the present invention, the hair product applied is a hair relaxant. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374445

Hair iron

A hair iron of the present invention includes a grip; a body combined with the grip, the body being provided with a switch that controls a current supply; a heating part combined with the body, the heating part generating heat by an operation of the switch; and a clip rotatably combined with the body by using a locking unit, the clip making contact with a surface of the heating part, wherein a manipulator is rotatably provided on a portion at which the body is combined with the heating part so that the locking unit of the clip can be selectively combined with the manipulator, thereby enabling lock/release of the clip relative to the body, and a control button is provided on a portion at which the grip and the body are combined, so that a rotation of the grip rotatably provided on the body is determined by an operation of the control button.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374444

Sports bag

A sports bag includes a top portion having a pair of openings or a sleeve through which an athlete's stick or bat may be mounted. The stick or bat when mounted on the sports bag provides a handle for carrying the sports bag. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374443

Portable electronic device case having card storage compartment

A case for a portable electronic device includes a card storage compartment for storing one or more cards, a cover for covering the card storage compartment, and a first card retaining means. The card storage compartment has a bottom surface and a side wall of first, second and third walls and the first card retaining means is formed on the first wall for retaining the one or more cards in the card storage compartment by exerting pressure on the one or more cards. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374442

New-type non-contact information data shielding and anti-theft card sleeve device and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention refers to the field of shielding card, in particular to a new-type non-contact metallic shielding information data card, which can protect the personal information of credit card, ic card, smart card, identity card, driving license, bank card from being stolen by rfid electronic scanner effectively, and bringing unnecessary loss due to information exposure or other risks. It comprises a first shielding layer, a second shielding layer, and an accommodation space in physical for placing cards composed of the first shielding layer and the second shielding layer. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374441

An expandable bag and a method for the expanding of bags

The invention relates to a device for storing and carrying content, which can be expanded to provide additional storing space therein, comprising: at least one expanding wall such that the boundary of the device occupies a smaller volume before it is expanded, than after its expansion; restricting elements positioned inside said walls; an expansion mechanism; and carrying-aid accessories; wherein said restricting elements prevent uneven inflation along said walls and against excessive inflation of said walls.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374440

Utility bag with hard top body

A utility bag with a main body having a plurality of walls that form a main storage space, an opening formed at a top portion of the main body and exposing the main storage space, and a hard top body pivotally connected to the main body to cover or expose the opening of the main body. The hard top body includes a base comprised of a plastic material and shaped to cover the opening of the main body, the base having one or more storage compartments, and one or more hatches pivotally connected to the base to cover the one or more storage compartments. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374439

Led charm bracelet

Present disclosure is directed to inventive methods and systems for providing electrical power to one or more charms operatively connected to an electrically powered jewelry. Accordingly, various embodiments are directed to a bracelet having at least a first and a second powered rail, the first rail having an electric potential lower than the second the rail such that a potential difference exists between the rails. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374438

Fastening tool

To provide a fastening tool that can solve problems that are raised upon locking the opening portion of clothing, baggage or the like, and can also positively lock the portion to be locked at a desired position without the necessity of any processing jobs, such as caulking, sewing and the like, so as to be freely detachably locked. The fastening tool is provided with at least a pair of fastening members a and b which have detachably attaching portions that are freely detachably attached to each other, and each of the fastening members a and b has a substrate with a piercing needle formed on one of the surfaces, a bottom plate that is penetrated by the piercing needle, a pierce catch made of a cap-shaped member to cover the tip of the penetrated piercing needle, and detachably attaching portions that are freely detachably engaged with each other.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374437

Buoyant coupling device

An inflatable coupling device prevents loss of the fastening mechanism in a liquid. The device comprises a coupling portion that detachably couples to a fastening mechanism and a remote fastening mechanism having a cavity. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374436

Buckle having easy separation operation

A buckle includes a male buckle member and a female buckle member. The male buckle member has: a male buckle body having a first coupler at a first end; a guide formed at a second end of the male buckle body and having a first guide surface; and an elastic arm formed at the second end of the male buckle body at a predetermined distance from the guide, being bendable toward the guide, and having a projection and a second guide surface. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374435

Footwear component tooling for use with microwave energy

The utilization of heat in the manufacturing of footwear may be accomplished through microwave energy. The microwave energy is conveyed to the footwear components through a microwave transparent window of a tool. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374434

Support features for footwear ground engaging members

An article of footwear may include an upper and a sole structure fixedly attached to a bottom portion of the upper. The sole structure may include a sole component including a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, the first ground engaging member having a substantially circular cross-sectional shape. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374433

Article with adjustable rearward covering portion

An article of footwear includes an upper with a forward covering portion and a rearward covering portion. The rearward covering portion can be adjusted between an open configuration for receiving a foot and a closed configuration for covering the foot. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374432

Shoelace binding device

The present invention relates to a shoelace binding device and, more particularly, to a shoelace binding device that is more convenient by allowing shoelaces to be easily tied and untied, simply replaced, and easily pulled. The shoelace binding device includes: a center stopper fixing a first half and a second half of a shoelace at a middle portion of an instep of a shoe; and a buckle holding the first half and the second half of the shoelace at a middle portion of a neck of the shoe. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374431

Systems and methods for manufacturing of multi-property anatomically customized devices

Systems and methods for using a three dimensional fabrication device, like a 3d printer, for novel automation and additive manufacturing techniques in manufacturing medical devices such as orthotics, customized for a particular person. The systems and methods may use a plurality of work surfaces on the three dimensional fabrication device. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374430

Shaped support features for footwear ground-engaging members

An article of footwear including a sole component including a baseplate having a bottom surface and at least a first ground engaging member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, and a first elongate support member extending substantially downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, abutting the first ground engaging member at a side portion, and extending horizontally from the side portion of the first ground engaging member. The ground engaging member may include a lower portion and an upper portion, the upper portion extending downward from the bottom surface of the baseplate, the lower portion being made of a different material than the upper portion. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374429

Footwear having auxetic structures with controlled properties

An article of footwear includes a sole incorporating an auxetic structure. The article of footwear further includes a strobel that may be placed along the auxetic structure of the sole. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374428

Soles for sport shoes

The present invention generally relates to soles in particular midsoles for sports shoes. According to an aspect, an additively manufactured sole is provided. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374427

Collapsible shoe heel

A collapsible shoe heel is provided. The collapsible shoe heel features a support member having a first end and second end, a substantially u-shaped lifting member having a first end and a second end, an angle, formed by the support member and the lifting member, which has a natural position, a first hinge rotatably connecting the first end of the support member and the first end of the lifting member, and a second hinge rotatably connecting the second end of the support member and the second end of the lifting member. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374426

Article of footwear with flexible reinforcing plate

A sole structure for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole structure includes a reinforcing plate and/or a lasting board. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374425

Golf sandal

A golf sandal for providing comfort, stability, and superior traction. More specifically, a golf sandal having an outsole and midsole made of polyurethane, a gap between the outsole and the midsole, a strap having a central portion located in the gap between the outsole and midsole and ends that secure to each other, and a plurality of soft spikes on the bottom of the outsole, wherein each soft spike is the shape of a webbed foot. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374424

Mechanical connector and helmet assembly including the same

A mechanical connector configured to releasably engage a stud is disclosed. The mechanical connector includes a housing having a central opening configured to receive the stud, first and second clamps housed in the housing, first and second biasing members coupled to the first and second clamps, and first and second separators coupled to the housing. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374423

Fiber optic opaque face shield

A system, method, and helmet includes a collection optic configured to collect light from a scene and create an image; a fiber optic bundle configured to receive the image from the collection optic; an opaque ballistic face shield configured adjacent to the fiber optic bundle; and a projection optic configured to receive the image from the fiber optic bundle and project the image to a viewer. The collection optic includes a field of view (fov) of greater than 30 degrees, and preferably greater than 50 degrees. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374422

Cowboy style hat

A cow boy style hat has a crown removeably attached to the brim by fasteners, enabling different combinations of crown and brim. Some embodiments employ a crown providing a hard protective shell combined with a soft brim to reduce force transmission from the brim to the crown. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374421

Hooded sweatshirt with integral speakers

A hooded sweatshirt with integrated detachable audio speakers and wiring that function to provide stereo sound fidelity for connected portable devices, eliminating the inconvenience and discomfort of using earbuds or earphones.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374420

Sunshade cap with multiple retractable sunshield members

A retractable sunshade cap includes a crown having a forwardly extending visor, three sunshield members, and fastening members. The bottom end of the sunshield members are permanently attached to the base of the crown using permanent fastening members or sewing stitches or other permanent attachment methods. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374419

Self wicking garment

A garment which is cooled with by a water wicking system includes a head garment having an outer cover connected extending down from a back of said head garment of a sufficient length to be disposed on a neck of a wearer, wherein the outer cover includes a pouch which contains a water proof liner operably connected thereto, an inner wicking liner having an end which removably inserted into the water proof liner and another end connected to an inner side of the head garment.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374418

Connector mechanism for attaching accessory and accessory therefor

A connector mechanism for releasably securing an accessory to an article of apparel includes an accessory and a cooperating backer. The accessory has first and second opposing sides and a cavity extending into the second side. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374417

Heated outerwear

An item of outerwear includes an outer layer that is light weight, water resistant, and wind resistant. An inner layer has a plurality of apertures therethrough connecting an interstitial space between the outer layer and the inner layer with a space interior to the inner layer. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374416

Integrated elastomeric article manufacturing system and process

Described are systems, devices, and methods for stripping a formed thin film elastomeric article such as a latex or synthetic polymer medical or surgical glove from a mold, inverting the article, and transferring and securing the inverted article to a mandrel for further on-line processing, integrating dip forming and off-line surface treatment processes into a single, continuous on-line process. The system can include a stripping apparatus including an actuation device for peeling the article from the mold and inverting the article, and a donning device to receive the inverted article. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374415

Garment

A garment includes a main body, an appendant member, and at least one elastic fabric. The appendant member is connected to the main body. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374414

Leg mobility assistive garment

An assistive garment for aiding in reorientation of the lower limbs of a wearer has a pair of trouser legs, each of which is dimensioned to encompass at least a portion of a respective lower limb of the wearer. A bridge extends between the pair of trouser legs and is joined to each leg of the pair. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374413

Knee protection device

Disclosed is knee protection equipment including: a unit for resting on the ground, intended to be positioned in the immediate vicinity of the knee, and/or the unit resting on the ground being intended to be positioned level with the tibia; a harness intended to be arranged level with the pelvis; the harness and the unit for resting on the ground being connected by a rigid arm intended to be positioned laterally and externally to the thigh, the equipment being able to pass from a standing position in which the unit for resting on the ground are positioned level with the knee and/or level with the tibia, to a kneeling position in which the unit for resting on the ground bear on the ground and are able to transmit at least part of the vertical load force to the harness.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374412

Lower leg sleeve

Disclosed is a lower leg sleeve formed from a tubular upper portion adapted to fit over at least a portion of the shin area of a user and a separate tubular lower portion connected to the tubular upper portion. The tubular lower portion is positioned closer to the ankle of a user than the tubular upper portion when the tubular upper portion is fitted over at least a portion of the shin area of a user. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374411

Personal thermal management system

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a wearable personal thermal management system and an associated method of manufacture. The ptms comprises a harness that includes one or more cooling components and/or heating components. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374410

Method for producing an article of clothing and an article of clothing

Producing at least one functional element connected to the textile main body in a substance-to-substance bonded manner from the functional-element starting material.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374409

Low profile medical kit

First-aid systems comprising an ultra compact first-aid pouch configured to fit behind the ballistic plates of a protective vest are disclosed. In this configuration, the first-aid kit is protected from shrapnel and tearing, is easily locatable and removable and does not effect the user's freedom of movement. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374408

Down jacket with selectable outer shell

The present invention relates to a down jacket with a selectable outer shell, which includes: an urethane coating layer formed on an inner face of an outer shell for preventing exudation of duck down such that not only synthetic resin but also fabrics of various kinds capable of exudation of duck down can be applied; and a tape member formed on an inner face of an inner shell so as to form a compartment through a thermal adhesion at a portion where the tape member and the urethane coating layer meet together, thereby making a processing process easy. The down jacket with the selectable outer shell is made with double fabrics having an inner shell and an outer shell and a plurality of compartments formed by computing the inner shell and the outer shell and filled with duck down.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374407

Safety vest with retractable tool tethers and integrated helmet

A safety vest includes a base vest; retractable tethers, each including a cord retractor and a cord; tools attached to the retractable tethers; a hard hat; and reflective strips. Tethers can be configured in weight ranges, and be lockable and tension adjustable. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374406

Post-operative sternum and breast device

A support device for providing external support for a patient's chest and breast after the patient has undergone a surgical procedure in the thoracic region. The support device includes a chest band and first and second elongate under-bust/shoulder bands. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374405

Chest binder

A chest binder for holding breast tissue substantially flat relative to a thorax of a wearer's body has a front panel of an elasticized fabric, an inner front panel of a non-stretch material, and a back panel of the elasticized fabric. The front panel and the inner front panel are at least partially joined along corresponding peripheral edges by seams of stitching and are slidable with respect to each other between the peripheral edges. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374404

Wearable elastic pairing device for socks

A pairing device for attaching socks in a pair to one another during storage and for laundering. The pairing device includes two buckle assemblies, one attached to each sock of the pair, and each having a buckle element that mates with the buckle element of the other buckle assembly. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374403

Underwear including integral pockets

Pocketed undergarments including one or more pockets are disclosed. The one or more pockets are affixed to a crotch area of an undergarment while allowing a male member to protrude through the undergarment.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374402

Article including identification information for use in an electrically heated smoking system

A smoking article includes identification information encoded on the smoking article. The smoking article can be used with an electrically heated smoking system having a detector for detecting the smoking article and distinguishing the smoking article from other articles based on the identification information. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374401

Electronic cigarette oil vaporization method, electronic cigarette control circuit, and electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette oil vaporization method, an electronic cigarette control circuit, and an electronic cigarette are provided. The method includes: a smoking switch generating according to a user's operation a trigger signal; a microcontroller module receiving the trigger signal and according to same, turning on one of a plurality of vaporization control switches electrically connected to the microcontroller module; a heating wire electrically connected to the activated vaporization control switch vaporizing the electronic cigarette oil to supply smoke to a user to take in.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374400

Low temperature electronic vaporization device and methods

Low temperature electronic vaporization devices and method are described herein for emulating smoking wherein the devices generate an aerosol for inhalation by a subject by heating a viscous material that can have a tactile response in the mouth or respiratory tract.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374399

Vaporizer apparatus

Vaporizers apparatuses, including cartridges and vaporizers having elongate and flattened (anti-roll) bodies as well as fluid-level windows formed between the cartridge and the vaporizer in which the cartridge is mechanically coupled to the vaporizer.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374398

Burning prediction and communications for an electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette comprises a battery portion which is operable to provide power to a heating element of the electronic cigarette, and a cartomizer coupled with the battery portion. The cartomizer comprises a liquid container which provides a liquid toward the heating element wherein the liquid is used for producing and flavoring a vapor of the electronic cigarette when the liquid is heated by the heating element, and a memory which is operable to record and store an amount of the liquid remaining in the liquid container.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374397

Electronic vaping device having pressure sensor

At least one example embodiment discloses a section of an electronic-vaping device including a pressure sensor configured to measure a current ambient pressure, the pressure sensor further configured to output the current ambient pressure measurement in accordance with a read request frequency, and a controller configured to determine a mode of operation of the electronic-vaping device, control the read request frequency based on the determined mode of operation, and detect a threshold pressure change based on the current ambient pressure and a baseline pressure.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374396

E-vapor device including at least one of a bayonet connector and a connector with a knurled pattern for forming a welded junction

An e-vapor device may include a vaporizer assembly that is detachably coupled to a battery assembly via a connector. The connector may include a male connecting portion and a female connecting portion. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374395

Charger assembly and charging system for an electronic vaping device

A charger assembly is configured to charge the electronic vaping device. The charger assembly includes a base including a housing defining a port. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374394

Electronic vaping device

A cartridge of an electronic taping device includes a mouth-end insert. The mouth-end insert includes at least eight outlets configured to distribute vapor. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374393

Electronic cigarette atomizer

Wherein the heating element and the or each electrical connector pin are secured in contact with each other with a fastening sleeve.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374392

Battery assembly and atomizing assembly of electronic cigarette, and electronic cigarette

A battery assembly for an electronic cigarette, configured to form an electronic cigarette in combination with an atomizing assembly, wherein the atomizing assembly is provided with a magnetic material containing information to be identified, and the battery assembly includes: a magnetic sensor arranged on the battery assembly and configured to obtain the information to be identified; and a microcontroller connected to the magnetic sensor, and configured to control a circuit between the battery assembly and the atomizing assembly to be switched on in a case that the microcontroller determines that the information to be identified matches a preset information, to enable the electronic cigarette to work normally.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374391

Electronic cigarette

There is provided in the present application an electronic cigarette, including an electric heating wire and an electrode. The electric heating wire is electrically conducted to the electrode via a conductor. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374390

Electronic cigarette case and information acquisition method

An electronic cigarette case and an information acquisition method are provided. The electronic cigarette case includes: a case body; a microcontroller arranged inside said case body; a trigger module, used for generating a trigger signal, being arranged on said case body; said trigger module being connected to said microcontroller; said microcontroller being used for acquiring, according to said trigger signal, a user smoking signal from the electronic cigarette; a gps transmission module connected to said microcontroller and used for transmitting said user smoking information to a preset database.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374389

Apparatus, systems and methods for rotational drive modules for use with cigarette tobacco filling devices

A cigarette tobacco filler device includes a cigarette tobacco loader for loading tobacco leaves into a tobacco receiving cavity, wherein the cigarette tobacco loader includes a loader body and a loader arrangement. The loader body has a loading cavity and a loading opening aligned with the tobacco receiving cavity. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374388

Terpene profile replication blends and their applications

The embodiments herein relate to a method of preparing a terpene profile replication blend. The method comprises determining a combination of terpene for a predetermined application and blending a predetermined quantity of the terpene in a blender for a predetermined time. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374387

Compositions and methods for producing tobacco plants and products having altered alkaloid levels

The present disclosure provides the identification of tobacco nic1 locus. Also provided are tobacco plants with altered total alkaloid and nicotine levels and commercially acceptable leaf grade, their development via breeding or transgenic approaches, and production of tobacco products from these tobacco plants. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374386

Systems and methods for medicinal cannabis harvesting

One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for cannabis stem harvesting configured to specifically separate the leaves and buds from the stem. The system includes a frame member, die member, first rotating cylindrical member, second rotating cylindrical member, and a rotation system. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374385

Crushing machine a food product that is frozen in blocks, or in iqf form, and plant comprising such a machine for making puree, or juice, from a food product

A crushing machine for a vegetable food product frozen in blocks, or in iqf form. The machine includes a box-like body containing defining a crushing chamber. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374384

Metabolic imprinting

The present invention generally relates to the field of nutrition. In particular the present invention relates to infant nutrition in the post natal period and in early life, more particular during the age period of 6-36 months or during a part thereof. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374383

Fiber containing compositions and methods of making and using same

A composition comprising at least about 25% of a fiber component, by weight of the composition, provides a safe and effective amount of fiber component to a user. A method of producing such a composition is provided. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374382

Encapsulated calcium source in combination with a biocompatible polymer in food

The present disclosure relates to food compositions and methods of preparing the same containing an encapsulated calcium source and a biocompatible polymer. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an improved pasta dough and a method of preparing the same containing an encapsulated calcium salt and an alginate. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374381

Nutritional composition

A nutritional composition is provided which has an effective prophylactic and/or improving effect for various symptoms of muscle mass decrease, decreased basal metabolism, low body temperature, suppression of obesity, suppression of visceral fat accumulation, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and the like in elderly people. The nutritional composition can include n-3 fatty acid and one or more of free lysine, dipeptides containing lysine, and lysine salts, wherein the content of free lysine, dipeptides containing lysine, and/or lysine salts is 0.1 g-10.0 g per 100 kcal of the composition, and the content of the total amount of n-3 fatty acid is 0.17 g-5.00 g per 100 kcal of the composition.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374380

Salty taste enhancer

Provided is a salty taste enhancer that is capable of maintaining the flavor balance inherent in a food and enhancing salty taste despite a reduction in salt content. The salty taste enhancer effectively enhances salty taste by adding to a food or beverage having salty taste at least one selected from the group consisting of prolylglycine, glycylglycine, glycylproline and hydroxyprolylglycine, or a gelatin degradation product containing the dipeptide.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374379

Granules of protein-rich microalgal biomass flour and method for preparing same

Granules of protein-rich microalgal biomass flour having: a particle size distribution, measured on an ls laser granulometer of the coulter® brand, with a dmode of 60 to 300 μm and a d4.3 of 70 to 420 μm; an aerated density, measured on a hosokawa powder characteristics tester, of 0.60 to 0.70%; and a compressibility, measured on a hosokawa powder characteristics tester, of 15 to 25%, preferably 18 to 21%.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374378

Pudding and method for manufacturing same

To provide a pudding having a smooth texture by a simple method, and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein in a pudding formulated with egg yolk and either milk or soy milk, a lysophospholipid and a free fatty acid are added so as to have a proportion of 0.05 parts or more and 5 parts or less of the free fatty acid based on 1 part of the lysophospholipid.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374377

Popcorn maker

A system for popping popcorn includes a housing, a container positioned in the housing, a cartridge containing unpopped popcorn kernels removably supported in the container, wherein the cartridge includes ferromagnetic material, a coil that creates an oscillating magnetic field that interacts with the ferromagnetic layer of the cartridge and generates an amount of heat in the cartridge, a vibrator coupled to the container for vibrating the container and the cartridge, and a receiving vessel for receiving popped popcorn positioned adjacent the container.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374376

Method for producing instant noodles

[solution] the present invention is a method for producing instant noodles, comprising heat treatment under specific conditions of temperature and humidity, particularly, a method for producing instant noodles, comprising the step of carrying out a heating process at an intra-chamber temperature of 130 to 220° c., wherein the heating process is carried out in an atmosphere of −5% to +10% of the absolute humidity of steam under atmospheric pressure at the temperature.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374375

Method for preparing oil-dispersible carotenoid preparation

Disclosed in the present invention is a method for preparing an oil-dispersible carotenoid preparation, comprising (by weight parts): mixing 100 parts of carotenoid microcapsule, 100-400 parts of vegetable oil and 0.1-1 part of oil-soluble antioxidant; and grinding the mixture in a colloid mill in a nitro—gen atmosphere and at 10-30° c. To obtain a uniform oil-dispersible carotenoid preparation, wherein the preparation contains 2%-14% carotenoid with an average particle size of up to 0.1-1 μm, and 100 parts of carotenoid microcapsule contains 10.5-35.8 parts carotenoid, 0.1-1 part of water-soluble antioxidant, and the remainder is a water-soluble colloid. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374374

Gluten-free starch and methods of producing the same

A method of processing an initial starch containing gluten protein to produce a purified starch having less than 20 parts per million of a gluten protein (i.e., “gluten free”). A slurry of the unpurified starch is treated with an agent to degrade the gluten protein, and then the degraded gluten protein is removed, resulting in a slurry of the purified starch. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374373

Ready-to-use mushrooms with enhanced vitamin d content and improved shelf life

Described herein is the treatment of mushrooms to enhance their vitamin d content while preserving characteristics typically associated with fresh mushrooms. In one embodiment, the method involves exposing fresh mushrooms to a uv source having wavelengths in the uv-b range at a dose level in the range of about 0.02 j/cm2 to about 1.5 j/cm2. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374372

Food container induction heating system having power based microbial lethality monitoring

Induction heating systems for metal food cans configured to deliver sufficient heat into the can to sterilize the food within the can are provided. The heating system includes an induction coil and a control system. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374371

Systems and methods for automatically coring, or isolating fiber or whole juice sacs from citrus fruit

A system and method for automatically coring a whole citrus fruit, isolating fiber or substantially whole juice sacs from at least a portion of a whole citrus fruit.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374370

Beverage comprising ferrous picolinate

The present invention relates to a beverage comprising ferrous picolinate. In particular the invention relates to a beverage comprising fruit and/or vegetables, ferrous picolinate and phenolic chromophore compounds. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374369

Dietary-fiber containing noodles and soup stock and manufacturing methods for same

Dietary-fiber containing noodles contain wheat flour, indigestible dextrin serving as dietary fiber, and a fulvic acid mineral seasoning liquid. The fulvic acid mineral seasoning liquid contains vinegar, fulvic acid, calcium, mineral salt, and trehalose. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374367

Spice blend salt substitute for ketchup and tomato based foods, designed for marketing

A natural salt substitute for certain tomato based foods, comprising onion powder and paprika mixed in a particular ratio range resulting in a non-chemical substitute for salt for use with certain tomato based foods. A method for making foods have a salty taste without chemicals. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374366

Compositions for adhering seasonings on food substrates

Compositions for adhering seasonings or flavorings on food substrates, a method for making the compositions, and a method for applying the composition to a food substrate are described. The food substrate may be any shelf-stable food known in the art such as crackers, chips, pretzels, crispy bread products, popcorn, or nuts. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374365

Feed components and method for making and using

Embodiments of a feed composition for a subject, particularly livestock animals, such as porcines, and a method of making and using the feed composition are disclosed. In one embodiment, the composition comprises a combination of corn condensed distillers' soluble (ccds) and corn distillers' whole stillage (cdws) in a weight ratio within the range of from about 20% ccds and about 80% cdws to about 45% ccds and about 55% cdws, inclusive of all weight ratios within this range. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374364

Method of and system for producing a high value animal feed additive from a stillage in an alcohol production process

A method of and a system for controlling the culture growth of high value feed organisms in a co-fermented system that produces ethanol and for the culture to consume both nonprotein and carbohydrate based products. The method and system produce products that enhance the nutritional value of the co-products. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374363

Confectionary products with calcium phosphate

The present invention relates to confectionary products containing a synergic combination of dibasic calcium phosphate and tribasic calcium phosphate. Confectionary products are useful in the treatment of dentinal sensitivity.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374362

Foodstuff crafting apparatus, components, assembly, and method for utilizing the same

A crafting apparatus that performs work on a workpiece is disclosed. The workpiece includes, for example, an edible foodstuff material. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374361

Apparatus with mobile reusable airtight container assembly utilizing pressurized gas to maintain freshness of roasted coffee beans or grounds

One embodiment of an apparatus with mobile reusable airtight container assembly (10) which utilizes pressurized inert gas or co2 gas for long term preservation of the freshness of roasted coffee beans or grounds in terms of aroma and taste, utilizes a system of an electronic controller (250), pressure switch (170), gas delivery valve (180), check valve (50) and vent valve (160) to create a pressurized environment of inert gas or co2 gas and low residual oxygen and moisture concentrations within the airtight container assembly (10). An airtight lid (20) with pressure seal (220) covers the airtight container assembly (10) and creates a reusable system whereby the user can remove a portion of the roasted coffee beans or grounds as often as needed in order to brew coffee without degrading the long term freshness of the roasted coffee beans or grounds stored within the airtight container assembly (10). ...

12/29/16 / #20160374360

Micellar casein for corree creamers and other dairy products

Nutritional compositions are described that include a casein compound that includes micellar casein, a vegetable oil, a sweetener, and an acidity regulator, among other ingredients. The nutritional compositions may be used as beverage creamers, such as coffee creamers. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374359

Foaming and emulsifying properties of high pressure jet processing pasteurized milk

Provided are methods for processing milk using one or more procedures that include at least one high pressure treatment, such as high pressure jet processing at a hydrostatic pressure of at least 400 mpa. Food additives and food products that contain processed milk components are also provided, and may be dairy or non-dairy products.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374358

Yogurt topping

Provided herein are whippable topping compositions comprising yogurt. The compositions comprise a blend of yogurt and a whip topping emulsion. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374357

Moulding food products from a pumpable foodstuff mass

An installation for moulding of three dimensional products from a mass of pumpable foodstuff material, for example from ground meat includes a pump having at least one pump chamber, an inlet, and an outlet for the foodstuff mass, a pump drive, a moulding device including a mould member having multiple mould cavities, and a mould member drive for moving the mould member along a path, the path including a fill position of a mould cavity where mass is filled into a mould cavity and a product release position of a mould cavity where a moulded product is released from the mould cavity, a mass feed member having a chamber with an inlet and a discharge mouth facing the mould member at the fill position along the path of the mould member, the mass feed member being adapted to transfer the foodstuff mass into a mould cavity of the mould member in a corresponding mould cavity filling event that is defined by the moment of first flow of foodstuff mass into the mould cavity and the moment wherein the mould cavity has been fully filled and flow of foodstuff mass therein is terminated.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374356

Clamp for clamping a cord on account of tension in the cord

Clamp (1) for clamping a cord in tension, in which the clamp comprises a u-shaped elongate frame (2) with an elongate recess and an elongate clamping body (3) which is connected to the frame and extends in the recess of the frame, in which-a cord duct (11) is formed in the recess between the clamping body and a clamping surface (10) of the frame, the clamping body is configured to be carried along by a cord passed through the cord duct, in which the distance between the clamping body and the clamping surface decreases when the clamping body is moved, the clamping body has a widened part (7) at one end and in which a hinge (4) is provided between the legs (6a, 6b) of the frame and the widened part of the clamping body, the axis of rotation of which extends at right angles to the longitudinal direction of the frame.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374355

Method and composition for the prevention or retarding of staling and its effect during the baking process of bakery products

The present invention is related to a method for the prevention or retarding of staling during the baking process of bakery products which comprises the step of adding a sufficiently effective amount of at least one intermediate thermostable and/or thermostable serine protease in said bakery products. The present invention further relates to an improver composition for the prevention or retarding of staling during the baking process of bakery products, characterised in that it comprises at least one intermediate thermostable and/or thermostable serine protease.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374354

Apparatus and method of seasoning taco shells

A method and apparatus for seasoning a cooked food product is disclosed. A non-aqueous liquid seasoning mixture is applied onto a surface of a cooked food product. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374353

Method of estimating a humidity level in a steam cooking chamber of a steam cooking appliance, method or operating the steam cooking appliance and steam cooking appliance

The present application in particular is related to a method of estimating a humidity level in a steam cooking chamber (4) of a steam cooking appliance (1). The method comprises successively measuring static or quasi-static pressure values (p1, . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374352

Botanical antimicrobial compositions

Disclosed herein are antimicrobial compositions comprising mixtures of botanical extracts, synthetic antimicrobial agents and essential oils which do not rely solely upon alcohol to produce their antimicrobial effects.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374351

Formulations comprising saponins and uses thereof

Provided is a formulation including various natural extracts for a variety of human applications.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374350

Method of treating bed bug infestation and preventing transmission thereof

A composition for control of bed bugs and pests includes alcohol or distilled water in an amount of about 80% to 95%, and an effective amount of about 3% to 15% of cedar oil or neem oil, and up to about 5% of one of citrus sinensis, lavender oil and lemon grass oil which formulation is effective for kill and/or control of a bed bug and pest and/or a bed bug and pest egg. A method of treatment uses the composition.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374349

Competitive and effective bacterial strains

According to the present invention new isolates of bacterial strains have been shown to possess unique properties. These bacterial strains are plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium (pgpr), posses an enhanced competitive advantage at colonizing leguminous plants, and enhance the overall performance of leguminous plant growth. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374348

Polymer-supported antimicrobial composites and methods of using the same

An antimicrobial composite includes a polymeric support and at least one transition metal mounted onto the support surface. The transition metal may be silver, and the support material may be a non-reactive plastic such as polyethylene or polypropylene. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374347

Low ph disinfectant composition

The invention provides for a low ph disinfectant composition that includes a relatively low amount of alcohol. Also provided is an article of manufacture that includes a textile and the composition, as well as methods of using the composition and article of manufacture (e.g., for reducing the number of microbes located upon a substrate, for killing or inhibiting a broad spectrum of microorganisms, for killing or inhibiting spore forming bacteria, and/or for disinfecting a substrate). ...

12/29/16 / #20160374346

Biocide compositions

Disclosed are biocide compositions. The compositions are useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374345

Phosphonate functional antimicrobial coatings for metal surfaces

The invention relates to quaternary ammonium multi-dentate mono-, bis-, tris- and tetrakis-phosphonate compounds, processes for preparing quaternary ammonium multi-dentate mono-, bis-, tris- and tetrakis-phosphonate compounds, antimicrobial coating compositions comprising quaternary ammonium multi-dentate mono-, bis-, tris- and tetrakis-phosphonate compounds and method of treating a surface with said compositions to provide a durable, antimicrobial-treated surface.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374343

Stabilized low-concentration metsulfuron-methyl liquid composition

Disclosed are a single liquid-phase herbicide composition comprising by weight of the composition: (a) from 0.1 to 1% of metsulfuron-methyl; (b) from 1 to 20% of thifensulfuron-methyl; (c) from 30 to 93% of one or more fatty acid esters of c1-c4 alkanols; and (d) from 5 to 25% of one or more surfactants having an emulsifier property, and a process for preparing the composition.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374342

Naphthyl- or isoquinolinyl-substituted isothiazoline compounds

Wherein the variables are as defined in the claims and description. The compounds are useful for combating or controlling invertebrate pests, in particular arthropod pests and nematodes. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374341

Use of combinations comprising host defense inducers and biological control agents for controlling bacterial harmful organisms in useful plants

The present invention relates to the use of a combination comprising at least one host defense inducer and at least one biological control agent in a synergistically effective amount for controlling bacterial harmful organisms in useful plants. The biological control agent is selected from specific microorganisms and/or a mutant of these strains having all the identifying characteristics of the respective strain, and/or a metabolite produced by the respective strain. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374340

Synergistic fungicidal compositions and methods of use

Described is a broad spectrum, synergistic fungicidal composition when used for the preservation of a glued wood product comprising as active ingredients: (a) triadimefon, and (b) cyproconazole characterised in that the weight ratio of (a):(b) is from about 20:1 to about 1:1, the composition being further characterised in that the application rate for the composition is from about 10 gai/m3 to about 6,000 gai/m3.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374339

Plants having increased tolerance to herbicides

The present invention refers to a method for controlling undesired vegetation at a plant cultivation site, the method comprising the steps of providing, at said site, a plant that comprises at least one nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a wild-type or a mutated protoporphyrinogen oxidase (ppo) which is resistant or tolerant to a ppo-inhibiting herbicide by applying to said site an effective amount of said herbicide. The invention further refers to plants comprising wild-type or mutated ppo enzymes, and methods of obtaining such plants.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374338

Method for modulating plant growth

The present invention provides a method for modulating non-root plant growth of a plant employing plant regulatory peptides, nucleotides encoding same, receptors therefor, binding agents thereof or agonists or antagonists thereof. Such methods encompass methods for increasing shoot growth or accelerating shoot development of plants, whereby said plants: yield a greater amount of above-ground plant matter than an untreated or wild-type plant grown under the same conditions; grows faster than an untreated or wild-type plant grown under tire same conditions; develops faster than an untreated or wild-type plant grown under the same conditions. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374337

Antimicrobial compostion containing lauric acid and method for their production

The present invention relates to the method of producing an antimicrobial composition characterized in that it comprises the steps of: a) splitting an lauric oil treated with activated carbon; and b) recovering a composition comprising 90% or more, by weight of free fatty acids. The invention further relates to antimicrobial compositions obtained by said process, to feed, food or beverage comprising said composition and to their uses.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374336

Persistent sanitizer composition

A waterless and essentially alcohol-free sanitizer composition or aerosolized hand sanitizing composition containing a quaternary ammonium salt such as benzalkonium chloride to kill germs and bacteria, a volatile carrier such as cyclomethicone, additional moisturizers, and optionally fragrance or other additives.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374335

Antimicrobial polymers formed by bulk polyaddition

Cationic antimicrobial polymers have been synthesized by a bulk addition polymerization of a nucleophilic agent comprising two tertiary amines and an electrophilic agent that comprises two leaving groups and an aromatic ring between the leaving groups. The reaction solvent for the polymerization is chosen to allow precipitation of the cationic polymer at the polymerization temperature, thereby limiting molecular weight. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374334

Method for reducing spray drift

Spray drift may be reduced during spray applications. Spray drift during the application of a pesticidal or crop protection spray tank solution may be reduced by mixing the pesticidal or crop protection spray tank solution with a drift control formulation containing a maltodextrin and a c12-c22 mono- or di-carboxylic acid or a salt thereof.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374333

Use of a herbicidal composition for controlling parasitic plants

The present invention relates to compositions consisting of: (a) at least one ethylene-releasing compound, and (b) at least one fatty acid ester, alone or in combination with one or more excipients, vehicles or additives, and/or (c) one or more noxious agents. The invention also relates to the use of said composition and to methods for controlling parasitic plants and/or hemiparasitic plants that cause infestations in certain trees. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374332

Systems for monitoring and applying electrical currents in an organ perfusion system

Electrode systems have been developed for use in perfusion systems to measure the electrical activity of an explanted heart and to provide defibrillation energy as necessary. The perfusion systems maintain the heart in a heating state at, or near, normal physiological conditions; circulating oxygenated, nutrient enriched perfusion fluid to the heart at or near physiological temperature, pressure and flow rate. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374331

Organ preconditioning, arrest, protection, preservation and recovery

The present invention relates to a method for reducing electrical disturbance of a cell's resting membrane potential comprising administering an effective amount of a composition comprising an effective amount of a local anaesthetic and of one or more of a potassium channel opener, an adenosine receptor agonist, an anti-adrenergic, a calcium antagonist, an opioid, an no donor and a sodium hydrogen exchange inhibitor.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374330

Stabilization and isolation of extracellular nucleic acids

The present invention provides methods, compositions and devices for stabilizing the extracellular nucleic acid population in a cell-containing biological sample using a poly(oxyethylene) polymer or mono-ethylene glycol as stabilizing agent.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374329

Hunting stand and firearm rest therefor

Firearm rests for hunting stands are provided. A firearm rest includes a first arm and a second arm. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374328

Extension and suspension mechanism for boom sprayer

A boom sprayer having an inner boom section and an extendable outer boom section moved by a drive assembly including a pinch roller system. The boom sprayer included a suspension assembly including a shock absorbing material for enabling suspension of the outer boom section with respect to the inner boom section.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374327

Self propelled agricultural application machine

A self-propelled agricultural application machine comprising a chassis which carries a storage tank for the material to be applied is provided. The chassis comprises a central longitudinal beam from which at least a pair of wheels is suspended. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374326

Pest control system and method

A system and method of monitoring and controlling cellulose-consuming pests in a predetermined location provides for the use of an assembly that has a main body with a cylindrical upper portion and a lower portion continuously co-axially formed with the upper portion. The lower portion is formed as blades meeting at a lowermost point and defining a sharp bottom point that helps penetrate the soil in the selected location. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374325

Fish receptacle

A fish receptacle. The fish receptacle includes a container having a hinged lid with a door assembly providing access to an interior of the container. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374324

Jaw spreader for removing fishing tackle

A jaw spreader device is adapted to spread apart the jaws of a fish to facilitate removal of a hook or lure from the fish. The device has a spring biased tong-like configuration wherein in the normal configuration; the distal ends are spread apart. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374323

Portage system for fishing rods, spikes and accessories

A carrying system comprises: a rigid profiled guide, a base sole and a plurality of intermediate plates; with the sole and the plates all extend frontally and transversely from a single front surface of the guide. The guide extends in an elevation direction (z) and comprises a profiled concave track. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374322

Protective wrap for reclaimed or new fishing lure

A skin for reclaiming a used or protecting a new fishing lure, a double-wrapped lure, and a related method of making the lure skin, and readying it and shrink wrapping it around a fishing lure, include: (a) a shrink wrappable, paper-thin polyester sheet; (b) a design printed on the polyester sheet, the polyester sheet comprising a design-free zone along its longitudinal side edges; (c) the lure skin forming a tubular shape with open opposite ends for receiving the fishing lure, the longitudinal side edges being adhered to one another, forming a central, lower seam; and (d) between about one and about four spaced apart skin holes in the central, lower seam, each hole corresponding to a belly hook eyelet of the fishing lure. This simplified abstract is not intended to limit, and should not be interpreted as limiting, the scope of the claims.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374321

Non-human animals having a humanized signal-regulatory protein gene

Genetically modified non-human animals and methods and compositions for making and using the same are provided, wherein the genetic modification comprises a humanization of an endogenous signal-regulatory protein gene, in particular a humanization of a sirpα gene. Genetically modified mice are described, including mice that express a human or humanized sirpα protein from an endogenous sirpα locus.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374320

High-throughput mouse model for optimizing antibody affinities

Described herein are compositions (e.g. Cells and transgenic animals) and methods relating to engineered ig loci that permit expression of particular antibodies or antibody segments while still permitting recombination and/or maturation process for antibody optimization.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374319

Transgenic non-human mammal that expresses human mmp2

A transgenic non-human mammal has a genome that includes an early-immediate enhancer of human cytomegalovirus (cmv enhancer), a β-actin promoter and the entire gene region of human matrix metalloproteinase 2 (hmmp2) disposed downstream of the promoter. The hmmp2 is systemically expressed in the transgenic non-human mammal, which thus provides a suitable animal model for studying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and related diseases and conditions.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374318

Bird feeder with improved rain shield

The bird feeder provides a bird feeder with an improved rain shield that is removably supported above the reservoir of the feeder. A plug is secured to the hanger rod to support a rain shield above the base of a feeder while also allowing a user to pass the cover over the plug to access the reservoir in the base for access to the interior of the feeder, such as for adding more feed to the feeder and for cleaning.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374317

Exercise equipment

An exercise equipment exercise equipment that can readily switch arrangement of a person exercise apparatus and a dog exercise apparatus between the state where a person and a dog run facing each other and the state where the person and the dog run side by side. The person exercise apparatus includes a frame, a crank mechanism having a crank shaft rotatably supported by the frame, a crank coupled to the crank shaft, and a pedal rotatably supported by the crank, and a joint rotatingly driven by the crank mechanism. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374316

Aerodynamic treat for a pet, and dispenser for dispensing an aerodynamic pet treat

A novel pet treat is provided. The pet treat defines a multi-dimensional object that is edible. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374315

Animal training device and method

A training device for a dog includes a first cuff element configured for attachment to a first hind leg of a dog, a second cuff element configured for attachment to a second hind leg of the dog and a connecting element connecting the first cuff element to the second cuff element and sized to prevent the dog from lifting either the first hind leg or the second hind leg to the side or separate the hind legs to squat. The device prevents the dog from urinating when wearing the device. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374314

Pet feeding station

A pet feeding station is provided that generally includes a top panel with apertures for receiving feeding bowls and a central aperture that receives no feeding bowl and feeding bowls received by the apertures attached to the top panel are a front panel, a rear panel and two side panels. Because the central aperture does not receive a feeding bowl, a household animal with long ears can feed at the pet feeding station without having its ears come into contact with the contents of a feeding bowl, the ears passing through the central aperture or along a side of the feeding station.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374313

Bulk feed storage and exchange bin

Each bin is stackable upon another, with each upper sliding lid being opened or closed while stacked and each chute sliding closure selectively opening and closing while stacked to evacuate the bin contents.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374312

Animal feeder with insertable feed restrictor

An improved animal feeder with an insertable feed restrictor. An example embodiment includes: a barrel into which animal feed may be deposited, the barrel including a first locking mechanism, the barrel being generally cylindrical; and a feed restrictor configured for removable insertion into the opening of the barrel, the feed restrictor being generally cylindrical with an open upper end and a round side surface, the feed restrictor including a second locking mechanism, the diameter of the feed restrictor being slightly less than the diameter of the barrel, the round side surface being configured to slide adjacent to an inner round surface of the barrel, the feed restrictor being configured to prevent feed extraction between the inner round surface of the barrel and the round side surface of the feed restrictor, the height of the feed restrictor being sufficient to prevent inversion of the feed restrictor while inserted in the barrel, the feed restrictor including a plurality of feed access holes arranged on a lower surface of the feed restrictor, the feed restrictor being configured to float on top of the animal feed deposited in the barrel, the feed restrictor being further configured to freely spin laterally and freely slide longitudinally in the barrel, the feed restrictor being further configured to lock into the barrel when the second locking mechanism is not properly configured relative to the first locking mechanism.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374311

Bulk feed storage and auger bin

A feed bin with a lateral discharging auger chute is used for the deliver of a bulk particulate feed, the bin including a hopper in which feed is held defining a lower taper floor forming a lower opening which directs the contents by a horizontal auger positioned within the lower opening into a horizontal chute where the particulate feed is dispensed. The feed bin with an auger is a component part of an overall system for the deliver and exchange of bulk feed through storage and exchange bins for the convenience and used by ranchers and bulk feed distributors.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374310

Lighted pet bed

A pet bed with lights to allow a pet to easily see the bed. A circuit for turning the lighting on and off can include a pressure switch, a remote control or a timer.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374309

Support base for a vertical structure

A support base for a vertical section, wherein the base comprises an upper surface, a lower surface and a perimeter edge. The upper surface has at least two slots into each of which is inserted a lower edge of the vertical section, thereby maintaining the vertical section in an upright position. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374308

Cat litter product

Litter compositions are provided comprising sodium bentonite and various fillers. These litter compositions have substantially the same clumpability properties as a composition consisting of only the sodium bentonite.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374307

Agricultural mat and associated systems and methods

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to an interlocking slat cover system. Edge lugs disposed around a substantially planar mat secure the cover in place. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374306

Self-cleaning litter box/pet waste encapsulated device

The invention provides an apparatus and method for maintaining pet waste in a fully-encapsulated environment whereby waste may be removed and litter may be added/replaced in a substantially sealed, dust-free, and clean manner. In one aspect, the pet waste management system comprises a sealed means by which litter may added and/or removed and/or exchange with fresh litter without the substantial release of contaminated dust and materials from the litter system. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374305

Automated system for moving a robotic arm along a rotary milking platform

A system for operating a robotic arm comprises a carriage and a robotic arm. The carriage is mounted on a track adjacent to a rotary milking platform having a substantially circular perimeter and a stall for a dairy livestock. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374304

System and method of attaching cups to a dairy animal

A robotic attacher retrieves a preparation cup from an equipment area located behind a dairy livestock and attaches and detaches the preparation cup to the teats of the dairy livestock in sequence. The sequence comprises attaching and detaching the preparation cup to the left front teat, the right front teat, the right rear teat, and the left rear teat.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374303

Bremia lactucae resistant plants

The invention relates to a lettuce plant (lactuca sativa l.) which may comprise a resistance allele which confers a broad spectrum resistance to bremia lactucae, wherein the resistance allele is located on linkage group 9, and which resistance allele is as found in the genome of plants grown from seeds of which a representative sample was deposited under accession number ncimb 42141. The invention further provides seeds, progeny, propagation material and food products from the plant.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374302

Soybean variety 01057497

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057497. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057497. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374301

Soybean variety 01057325

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057325. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057325. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374300

Soybean variety 01057383

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057383. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057383. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374299

Soybean variety 01057377

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057377. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057377. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374298

Soybean variety 01057255

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057255. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057255. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374297

Soybean variety 01057209

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057209. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057209. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374296

Soybean variety 01058772

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058772. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058772. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374295

Soybean variety 01058766

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058766. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058766. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374294

Soybean variety 01058683

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058683. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058683. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374293

Soybean variety 01052110

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01052110. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01052110. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374292

Soybean variety 01058771

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058771. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058771. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374291

Soybean variety 01058744

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058744. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058744. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374290

Soybean variety 01058741

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058741. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058741. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374289

Soybean variety 01058733

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058733. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058733. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374288

Soybean variety 01058664

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058664. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058664. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374287

Soybean variety 01051877

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01051877. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01051877. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374286

Soybean variety 01058472

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01058472. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01058472. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374285

Soybean variety 01057162

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01057162. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01057162. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374284

Soybean variety 01050769

The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01050769. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01050769. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374283

Cotton variety 15r512

The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 15r512. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 15r512. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374282

Tomato hybrid dr5014th and parents thereof

The invention provides seed and plants of tomato hybrid dr5014th and the parent lines thereof. The invention thus relates to the plants, seeds and tissue cultures of tomato hybrid dr5014th and the parent lines thereof, and to methods for producing a tomato plant produced by crossing such plants with themselves or with another tomato plant, such as a plant of another genotype. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374281

Ancho chile pepper variety

An improved ancho-type chile pepper cultivar that produces fruit (i.e., peppers) that is characterized by rounded shoulders with little or no indentation at the calyx at the top of the fruit in comparison to existing ancho-type chile pepper cultivars. Plants and fruit grown from the seed of the improved cultivar also are described.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374280

Grain production

This invention describes a new method to increase grain yields in any crop plant by modifying pollination to effect an increase in grain yield, a change in grain content or characteristics, a decrease in contamination, or a combination of these attributes. The process involves the intentional delivery of pollen of the male plant at will, as available either in a preserved pollen bank, or real-time collection from male plants as they become available, in a growth chamber for example. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374279

Seed production

This invention describes a new method to generate hybrid seed in any crop plant while also reducing contamination from out-crossings and self-pollination. In contrast to conventional seed production methods, the method of the invention is not dependent on the use of any form of male sterility in the female parent plants, nor the use of isolation distances from unrelated and undesirable plants of the same species, nor the use of male parent plants in proximity to the targeted females. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374278

Antimicrobial composite mat for water distribution and self-watering of potted plants

A composite mat for water distribution to one or more potted plants comprises a bottom layer, a top layer and a core layer positioned between the bottom layer and the top layer. After water is distributed to the mat, the water is distributed evenly across the entirety of the core layer. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374277

Plant irrigation device

An irrigation device for facilitating growth of a plant includes a mat that is air and water permeable and has an opening through which a plant extends. A slit extends from the opening to a peripheral edge to facilitate placement of the mat around the plant. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374276

Stump destruction apparatus

A bit assembly comprising a main bit assembly, which further comprises one or more cutting blades, said one or more cutting blades further comprising a lower cutting blade and an upper cutting blade; a shaft comprising a lower and an upper end; a guide bit assembly, wherein the guide bit assembly is attached the lower end of the shaft.. . ...

12/29/16 / #20160374275

Plant pot with irregular bottom edge

A pot for containing a plant having a bottom peripheral edge adapted for insertion or installation into a garden bed. In one embodiment, the pot is a normal truncated conical shape and the lower peripheral edge is irregular so as to use that bottom edge to more securely position the pot within a hole in the ground. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374274

Apparatus and method for growing plants

An apparatus for growing a plant. The apparatus includes a tubular member, an annular structure extending from the tubular member, and a screen extending across a bottom end of the tubular member. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374273

Daisy chain grow light

An improved ceramic discharge (hanging) lamp is designed for growing plants. A top mounted quick disconnect ballast provides maximum reflection area around the bulb. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374272

Round baler with apparatus for guiding a pressing belt

A round baler is provided with a bale-forming chamber that is surrounded by a pressing apparatus in the form of a single pressing belt or several pressing belts arranged one next to the other, wherein the pressing apparatus contacts a roller that can be driven and freely co-rotating rollers, of which at least one pre-tensioned roller is loaded by pre-tensioning apparatus in the sense of tightening the pressing apparatus such that it pre-tensions the pre-tensioned roller more strongly the farther this roller moves in a direction for loosening the pressing apparatus. The two ends of the pre-tensioned roller are each pre-tensioned by the pre-tensioning apparatus and can move independently of each other.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374271

Round baler with apparatus for wrapping a bale

A round baler includes a bale-forming chamber, around whose periphery drivable conveying elements are distributed, which can be set in motion by means of a drive train, in order to form a bale from material introduced into the bale-forming chamber, and feeding apparatus that is designed to move wrapping material from a storage reservoir in the direction toward the bale-forming chamber, in order to wrap a bale completed in the bale-forming chamber. A part of the conveying elements can be separated from the drive train during the wrapping process and can be coupled with the feeding apparatus, so that the said part of the conveying elements is driven by the bale to be wrapped during the wrapping process and the feeding apparatus is driven at a speed that is dependent on the respective circumferential speed of the bale.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374270

Chaff spread assisted by cross-blown airflow

A spreader for a harvesting machine includes a pair of counter-rotating spreader units each having an impeller and a fan supported on a common shaft. A plenum routes at least part of the airflow from a first fan to merge with chaff exiting the opposite impeller and at least a part of the airflow from the opposite fan to merge with chaff exiting the impeller on the machine side of the first fan. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374269

Crop-package transfer system

A crop-package transfer system has a flexible member supported by a support frame and is configured to support a crop package on a first side of the flexible member. A motive member is disposed on a second side of the flexible member. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374268

Reel mower with reel cutting units having grass collecting baskets with deflectable bottom portions responsive to movement of the cutting units

A reel mower has a traction frame which carries one or more reel cutting units. Each cutting unit has a grass basket associated therewith for receiving and collecting grass clippings generated by operation of the cutting unit. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374267

Spreader arrangement with vertically pivoting spread deflector

A spreader arrangement for an agricultural harvester includes a frame, a pair of spreader discs carried by the frame, and a material deflector. The spreader discs are generally horizontally arranged and rotatable in a counter rotating manner. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374266

Blade for mowing apparatus and method of securing a blade to a mowing apparatus

A method of securing a blade to an apparatus for cutting vegetation, wherein the apparatus includes a first and a second blade contacting structure. The method includes providing an elongated blade that is configured and arranged to be relatively flexible; and positioning the elongated blade between the first blade contacting structure and the second blade contacting structure such that the first blade contacting structure makes contact with a first surface of the elongated blade and the second blade contacting structure makes contact with a second surface of the elongated blade. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374265

Agricultural harvester cutter bar

A header for use by an agricultural harvester. The header includes a cutter bar that cuts crop material and includes a stationary knife section and a plurality of reciprocating knife sections extending along a portion of the stationary knife section. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374264

Apparatus and method for no-till inter-row simultaneous application of herbicide and fertilizer, soil preparation, and seeding of a cover crop in a standing crop

A no-till apparatus for application of herbicide and fertilizer, soil preparation, and seeding of a cover crop in a standing crop has inter-row assemblies configured to pass along inter-row areas between adjacent row lines of standing crop plants. Each assembly includes a fertilizer applicator, a no-till soil preparation element, a cover crop seed applicator, and a post-seeding element. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374263

Seed sensor with lightpipe photodetect assembly

In one example embodiment, a seed sensor is disclosed adapted to fit a conventional mounting location in existing seed tubes that provides improved performance by providing a wide light source (more leds), a wide photodetector and a current profiling scheme for the leds that provides more light at the opposite ends of the led array. A result of such an arrangement is to improve seed resolution and to reduce seed spatial variability within the seed tube.. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374262

Floating manure agitator

A floating manure agitator that floats on the surface of a manure lagoon and that may be remotely controlled to agitate manure supernatant into a slurry with sludge settling on the bottom of the lagoon. The agitator is provided with a plurality of fluid outputs, the direction of which may be controlled to motivate and steer the agitator. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374261

Apparatus for impinging bulk material with accelerated electrons

An apparatus includes at least one electron beam generator for generating accelerated electrons with which bulk material particles are impingeable during free fall. The electron beam generator has an annular design in which the electrons are emitted and accelerated by an annular cathode. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374260

Planter with on-board seed treatment

A planter is provided with onboard seed treatment for treating seeds on the go during row-crop planting of an agricultural field. The seed treatment system of the planter allows for selective planting of specific zones of a field with treated seed, which may include planting different zones of the field with seeds having different treatments. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374259

Apparatus, method and system for simultaneously picking up and releasing objects in bulk

A seed handling tool includes a handle connected to a working body. The working body includes a working surface, which further includes a plurality of seed retention points. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374258

Arm bracket

A bracket for use with an agriculture planter including a trailing arm frame defining a pivot point thereon may include an arm bracket assembly with first, second, third, and fourth arms. Each arm may extend from a middle portion of the bracket. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374257

Gauge wheel assembly with hinge

A hinge for a gauge wheel arm for movably swinging the gauge wheel away from the agricultural equipment, such as an agricultural planter, is disclosed. The hinge is located along the length of the gauge wheel arm for rotating the gauge wheel away from the agricultural equipment to expose an inner surface of the gauge wheel and an interior portion of the agricultural equipment. ...

12/29/16 / #20160374256

Method and apparatus for ergonomic application of rotational handle garden tool

A method and apparatus for an improved hand tool device wherein a handle may rotate at least 45 degrees to adjust to the user to help reduce the risk of injury and increase power application while gardening by adjusting and creating a favorable angle between the ground and the point of entry of the hand tool device into the ground.. . ...

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Personal care compositions comprising a di-amido gellant and methods of using

Wherein r1 and r2 are aminofunctional end-groups which may be the same or different, and l is a linking moiety of molecular weight from 14 to 500 g/mol. The personal care composition may take a variety of forms such as a leave-on composition or an emulsion and/or may comprise one or more actives or agents.. ...

12/22/16 / #wherein one of x1, x2, or x3 is selected from the group consisting of s, n and o and the remaining two are ch2; and a is selected from

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12/22/16 / #this invention relates to a method for introducing a substance into a plant, said method comprising the following steps:
12/22/16 / #the present invention relates to azoline compounds of formula i

Basf Se

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12/22/16 / #the present invention relates to a method for the application and implantation of starter cultures in products of animal origin for curing same, which comprises:
12/22/16 / #subjecting the interior of the final hole to the substance by introducing the substance through the opening.

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12/22/16 / #methods for stimulating the growth of non-leguminous plants are disclosed. in the methods, a non-leguminous plant, a part thereof, or a seedling or seed thereof is contacted with a composition comprising a chitooligosaccharide (co) having the formula:
12/22/16 / #in crop production in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, and the like, the damage caused by insect pests etc. is still immense, and insect pests resistant to existing insecticides have emerged. under such circumstances, the development of novel agricultural and horticultural insecticides is desired. the present invention, provides an amide compound represented by the general formula (i):
12/22/16 / #forming a final hole into a stem of the plant, wherein the final hole is accessible via an opening in an outer surface of the stem, and wherein the final hole has a dimension in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the stem which is larger than a maximum dimension of the opening in said direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stem

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12/22/16 / #d3) subjecting cutted or sliced product to a rapid drying process for between 30 and 120 minutes; and

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12/22/16 / #d2) cutting or slicing the frozen product; and

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12/22/16 / #d1) freezing the product after step b), stopping the starter culture biological activity; and

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12/22/16 / #b) subjecting said product after step a) to maturation treatment with heat and humidity to favor starter culture growth;

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12/22/16 / #a) introducing one or more starter cultures of staphylococcus and yeasts in a whole muscle product of animal origin by means of sprinkling, tumbling and massaging;

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12/22/16 / #a personal care composition is disclosed comprising a di-amido gellant, wherein the di-amido gellant has a formula:
12/22/16 / #a method of imparting to, or modifying in, a comestible product, umami taste, including the addition to a comestible product base of at least one compound of formula (i)

Givaudan Sa

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12/22/16 / #20160367094

Surface cleaning apparatus

A hand carriable surface cleaning apparatus, such as a cyclonic hand vacuum cleaner, is provided wherein a conduit is in communication with the cyclone air outlet. The conduit extends through the porous pre-motor filter media and is in communication with the upstream side of the porous pre-motor filter media.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367093

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner includes an upright body and a base carrying a suction nozzle that is pivotally coupled with the upright body for movement between at least a storage position and a reclined use position. A motor is in fluid communication with the suction nozzle and is mounted in the upright body in a configuration that partially offsets the weight-in-hand of the upright assembly as perceived by a user of the vacuum cleaner.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367092

All in the head surface cleaning apparatus

An all in the head surface cleaning apparatus may include a surface cleaning head and a portable cleaning unit comprising an air treatment member and a suction motor that is removably mounted to the surface cleaning head. An upper portion may be moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between a storage position and a floor cleaning position, the upper portion comprising a drive handle.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367090

Disposal of organic waste

Apparatus including a receptacle for holding therein organic waste, a first dispenser operative to dispense an oxidizing agent to the organic waste so as to cause an exothermic reaction that results in combustion of the organic waste, and a second dispenser operative to dispense a reducing agent that neutralizes a residual amount of the oxidizing agent that remains after the exothermic reaction.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367089

Air diversion devices, systems, and methods

In an example embodiment, an air diversion device comprises a cover adaptable to be coupled to a wall-mounted hand dryer, the cover at least partially surrounding an inner volume, a first aperture disposed in the cover and adaptable to bring a hand dryer output of the wall-mounted hand dryer into fluid communication with the inner volume, and a wand coupled to the cover and in fluid communication with the inner volume, wherein the wand comprises a flexible tube and a wand aperture disposed distal to the flexible tube and the cover.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367088

Dispenser assembly and related methods

A paper product dispenser assembly has a hood that includes a hood coupling component, as well as a first rear housing member that is configured for selective coupling with the hood. The first rear housing member has a first coupling component that cooperates with the hood coupling component for releasably coupling the hood and the first rear housing member to one another. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367087

Holder and dispenser for non-perforated toilet paper

An apparatus for dispensing a spool-less roll of non-perforated toilet paper contains a roll-receiving seat, a canopy, and a clamp and cut mechanism. A toilet paper roll is positioned within the roll-receiving seat and secured with the canopy. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367086

Brushhead for use with a non-newtonian cosmetic composition

The brushhead includes a brushhead base member and at least one outer ring of bristles mounted thereto, the brush base member being non-oscillating. An inner assembly is adapted to capture a solid, semi-solid, gel or the like non-newtonian balm element having shear thinning characteristics. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367085

Body washing enclosure device

In some embodiments, a body washing enclosure device may include a footing wall having a flange and a scrubbing pad depression. The scrubbing pad depression may include a depression sidewall and a depression base. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367084

Foamer dispenser

A foamer dispenser includes a hollow stem, an air piston configured to pressurize and pump air, and a tubular guide that is coupled integrally to the air piston, that defines an airway for air supply between the hollow stem and the tubular guide, that holds the hollow stem slidably, and that is configured to come out of abutment with the flange in response to sliding of the hollow stem, thereby opening the airway is provided. The flange is provided with: an outer annular wall protruding upward from an outer edge of the flange; and a guide rib located on an outer side of the tubular guide in the radial direction and configured to be guided by the tubular guide during sliding of the hollow stem.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367083

Vent valves and refill units with vent valves for use with inverted non-collapsing containers

An exemplary refill unit for a dispenser includes an inverted non-collapsing container for holding a liquid. A pump housing is secured to the bottom of the inverted non-collapsing container. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367082

Water barrier for shower door bottom

A water barrier assembly for a shower door, including first and second sidewalls, a bottom wall joining the first and second sidewalls, interior surfaces of the bottom wall and the first and second sidewalls defining a channel adapted to receive a bottom portion of a shower door, a deflector extending outward from a top portion of the first sidewall, and a flexible blade extending from a bottom surface of the deflector and adjacent to an exterior surface of the first sidewall terminating with a distal end beyond a bottom surface of the bottom wall.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367081

Inflatable bathtub

An inflatable bathtub which enables efficient use of water and space. The bathtub also provides comfort and ease of use with respect to e.g. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367080

Filtration device for cooking oil

A filtration device to filter cooking oil is provided having an upper layer comprised of a filter paper and a lower layer comprised of a filter pad. The filter paper of the upper layer includes pleats defining a plurality of food particle receiving channels over a substantial portion of a central area of the filter paper. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367079

Cooking apparatus with grease strainer

A cooking pan having a pivoting strainer which provides a unique, safe way to drain grease contained within a pan while cooking. The cooking pan generally comprises a substantially flat and circular base having a cooking surface, a peripheral wall upstanding from the circular base, a pan handle extending outwardly from the peripheral wall and a pivoting strainer moveable between a closed position and a raised, draining position.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367078

Heating system for heating a food product

A heating system for heating a food product includes a housing including at least one heating cavity, a conveyor belt system which is configured to move the food product from a first end of the heating cavity to a second end thereof, a heating unit disposed generally parallel to a top surface of the conveyor belt system, and an in-feed rack having a first and second portion. The first portion of the in-feed rack may be positioned proximal to the conveyor belt system, and the second portion is positioned distal to the conveyor belt system. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367077

Non-electric, compact, variable width, perpendicular action stovetop toaster based on reflected infrared radiation (ir)

A non-electric stovetop toaster that functions on various types of cooktops and is accommodative of various sizes and thicknesses of food contents. It folds flat to occupy a small, book sized volume and is designed for small kitchens (e.g. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367076

Barbecue grill

The barbecue grill includes a cooking compartment, a cooking surface located in the cooking compartment, and at least one heating element located under the cooking surface and operated to provide heat for cooking food placed on the cooking surface. The barbecue grill also includes at least one additional heating element to generate electromagnetic radiation in the microwave spectrum and feed the electromagnetic radiation into the cooking compartment for investing food placed on the coking surface.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367075

Reversible, raised cooking surface and heat deflector

The inventive concept presents a device and method to better provide cooking options to a user of an outdoor cooking grill. The disclosed “plate setter” is a reversible, circular plate-like structure having three legs integral to, and spaced symmetrically about, the circumference of the plate setter. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367074

Container for microwave oven cooking

A container device includes a receptacle having a bottom wall and an outer peripheral wall for forming a chamber to engage with a heat conductive member, a housing is engaged into the receptacle and includes an inner peripheral flange, a cap is selectively engaged with the receptacle, and a cover is selectively engaged with an inner peripheral portion of the cap for selectively engaging onto the cap when the cap is engaged onto the receptacle, and the cover is engageable into the housing and engageable with the inner peripheral flange of the housing when the cap is disengaged from the receptacle for providing different food cooking effect to the microwave oven cooking.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367073

Automatic cooker

A system and method to address the shortcomings of previous and existing designs by incorporating novel and unique features allowing the invention to perform well for a wide variety of popular dishes and meal solutions. Some embodiments of the present invention include a kitchen countertop barrel cooker which rotate bite size or smaller food ingredients around a horizontal axis and use a unique tumbler blade design which also rotates food around perpendicular horizontal axes resulting in thorough mixing and equalization of temperature throughout. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367072

Portable devices for preparing and transporting brewable beverages

Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for portably brewing tea, coffee, or other beverages in a container that regulates the temperature and diffusion during and after brewing. For example, the present technology allows people to prepare and consume tea, coffee and other beverages while on the go. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367071

Milk-frothing device with dynamic mixing unit, and beverage maker containing the same

The invention relates to a milk-frothing device with a dynamic mixing unit having a stator and a rotor which can be set in rotation relative to the stator, rotor and stator being configured such that milk and air can be conducted firstly to the dynamic mixing unit, subsequently, for frothing-up in the dynamic mixing unit, can be subjected multiple times to a shearing effect by rotation of the rotor relative to the stator and finally can be discharged out of the dynamic mixing unit.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367070

Beverage preparation systems with brew chamber securing mechanisms

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367069

Beverage preparation systems with adaptable brew chambers

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367068

Beverage preparation systems with brew chamber access mechanisms

Various beverage preparation systems, components, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a brewer machine and a beverage pod. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367067

System, a method and a capsule for preparing a pre-determined quantity of beverage

A system and method for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product includes at least one disposable capsule; an apparatus comprising a fluid dispensing device for supplying an amount of fluid to the at least one capsule, a receptacle for accommodating the at least one capsule, and an outlet arrangement for supplying the beverage to a container, such as a cup. The at least one disposable capsule comprises a material barrier for enclosing an inner space comprising the extractable product. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367066

Beverage brewing device for automatically brewing and dispensing single cup quantities of beverage through a vending machine with minimal manual participation

A single cup capsule brewing machine which incorporates a device for automatically brewing and dispensing single cups of coffee, or other beverages, the device containing a receptacle for receiving a single serve capsule, a housing for raising or lowering onto the capsule, and process the capsule during various sequences of operation of the brewing machine, an upper housing raising or lowering onto the capsule to attain sequential piercing of the capsule through an inlet probe and then an outlet probe, and for preparing a hot beverage for individual consumption, and then a lower housing that moves along an arc to provide for alignment of the capsule for a brewing cycle, or for shifting forwardly for interconnection of a capsule in preparation of a brewing cycle, or for shifting the capsule rearwardly for its disposal after performance of a brewing cycle.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367065

Tea brewing apparatus

A tea brewing apparatus is disclosed which has a first dish having a rounded periphery and a perforated area, and a second dish also having a rounded periphery and engaging the first dish to form a container, the container forming a cavity for containing tea leaves yet being able to accept water through the perforated area, and the container being able to rest freely on bottom of a tea brewing mug even when the mug is tilted slightly over horizontal position.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367064

Reusable filter cartridge for multiple brewer types

A brewing device includes a base cup having a sidewall defining a plurality of openings that are covered with a filtering material. A bottom wall defines impermeable outlet probe receptacles sized and positioned to receive an outlet probe of a brewing device. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367063

System and method of brewing beverages using geo-location based brewing parameters

A system for brewing a beverage dependent on the water characteristics of a brewing location is described. The system includes a brewing device, a packaged brewing material having a barcode with encoded information pertaining to at least one brewing parameter, and a database having stored thereon or having access to at least one brewing parameter associated with at least one characteristic of a water composition or tds of the water used by the brewing device to brew a beverage. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367062

Foods in food container, and heating device for foods in food container

A heating device for a food item in a food container includes the food container that contains the food items), a cooking container that contains the food container, and a steam generation device that supplies steam into the cooking container. The food container has an opening hole that communicates with an internal space and an external space, and at least one of a food surrounding space provided between an inner wall of the food container and the food items, and between the food items. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367061

Slow cooker

A slow cooker comprises a case; a control circuit component and an inner pot for receiving food are disposed inside the case; the inner pot is arranged inside the case in a pick-and-place manner; a temperature detection component for temperature detection is arranged on the sidewall of the inner pot, and a mount seat connected to the case is arranged at the bottom of the inner pot; a liftable heating apparatus is arranged on the mount seat; the heating apparatus comprises a heating component and a lifting mechanism which can drive the heating component upwards and downwards. A temperature detection component arranged in the slow cooker is capable of detecting the temperature in the inner pot precisely; a lifting mechanism arranged in the slow cooker is capable of adjusting the distance from the inner pot to preheat the inner pot, improving cooking efficiency.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367060

Track and curtain system

A modular track system for hanging a curtain, the track system consisting of modules or sections with attachments and accessories designed to adjust to varying environments and specifications. Track shape and length are adjusted by specifying various combinations of the specialized components created as part of the system. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367059

Scintillating lighted ornament

A tree ornament for being positioned on top of a tree to decorate the tree includes a base being configured to be mounted on a top of the tree. A centerpiece includes a reflective surface to reflect light off of the centerpiece. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367058

Hanging christmas tree assembly, kit, and method of use thereof

A hanging christmas tree assembly including a flexible and substantially continuous sheet of material having a front surface including at least a portion of a tree outline and a back surface opposite the front surface. The hanging christmas tree assembly may include at least one decorative member couplable to the front surface of the sheet of material. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367057

Handle and a lid for a drinking receptacle

A handle and lid combination for a drinking receptacle has at least one upper ring adapted to retain sides of the receptacle, a coaster base for supporting a drinking receptacle, a handle having an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the upper ring extends from the upper portion, and the coaster base extends from the lower portion, a lid adapted to extend over the top of the drinking vessel, and a hinge pivotally connecting the lid to the upper ring. The coaster base may grip the bottom of the drinking receptacle and provide support to the drinking receptacle. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367056

System for supplying a food supplement to a coffee or beverage container

A cup and breath freshening device is provided which includes a cup having a bottom and sidewalls, the sidewalls extending upwardly from the bottom and being sealed about the periphery. A sleeve is circumferentially disposed around a portion of the sidewalls. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367055

Interconnectable utensil holders

A modular utensil holder is operable to hold a utensil and includes a case, a utensil-retaining assembly, and a removable case connector. The case includes wall structure that presents an elongated utensil-receiving opening. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367054

Device and industrial package for storing, measuring and dispensing powder and granular substances

The invention is directed to a hand operated device for storing, measuring and dispensing of powder or granular materials, with effectively simplified structure and reduced number of parts, having a solid housing integrating material storage container with stationer parts of a dispenser, comprising: special compartments and sound damper, made of elastic porous material that makes work of the device quite and thus acceptable for users; a means for one touch assembly and disassembly of an inner space of the device where a dispenser is located; structural elements for dispensing a predetermined volume of the material or its fraction, including stopping means for reduction of length of working stroke of the dispensing mechanism; a means making the device reliable when it is used with materials including sticky particles; a means providing the device configured to delivery more then one material stored in one device, including more then one material transporting mechanisms inside the dispenser; and structural elements providing exact measuring, and sifting or pouring of the materials.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367053

Pillowcase and travel pillow with eye-covering apparatus

The present invention is generally related to pillowcases and travel pillows, and more particularly related to one or more embodiments of a pillow wherein the pillowcase (or the travel pillow itself) includes an attached and adjustable eye-covering apparatus for improving a user's sleep by blocking ambient light from reaching the user's eye while the user is utilizing the herein disclosed pillow.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367052

Height-adjustable pillow

The present invention provides a height-adjustable pillow comprising: a lower member; an upper member which is disposed above the lower member, in such a way as to be able to move vertically relative to the lower member; and a raising and lowering device for adjusting the height of the upper member by moving the upper member.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367051

Thermal fiber sleeping bag structure

A thermal fiber sleeping bag structure comprises a sleeping bag body and a thermal fiber mat which is laid on the sleeping bag body. The thermal fiber mat is woven by scalable, flexible yarns which can be heated when energized with power, and which includes non-conductive main axis threads and a conductive fine metal filament spirally wound around the outside of the main axis threads. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367050

Display system

A display system is provided and include base panel, a collapsible structure, a structure connector, and a base connector. The collapsible structure includes a pair of modular display panels with a pair of panel connectors that receive one another. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367049

Extendable display hanger

In some embodiments, a display hanger includes a post, a product support moveable relative to the post between a retracted position and an extended position, and a biasing member biasing the product support to the retracted position. A shopper may manually move the product support to the extended position to visually inspect products hanging on the product support.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367048

Furniture

Furniture articles have an integrally formed shell that generally has rounded features, the shell diminishing in circumference outwardly from a mounting surface, and a mounting portion configured to secure the shell to the mounting surface. A perimeter edge of the shell defines a mounting plane against which the mounting surface is to be secured. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367047

Weldless shelf assemblies for merchandising display cases

The present application provides a shelf assembly for a display case. The shelf assembly may include a shelf, a pair of shelf brackets with a shelf bracket pocket, and a support rail with a pair of tabs. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367046

Insulated glass enclosure for refrigerated display case

An insulated glass enclosure for a refrigerated display case includes a glass top panel, a glass front panel, and two glass side panels. The front panel and the side panels each include spaced inner and outer glass panes. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367045

Crib shield system and other breathable apparatus

An apparatus and method for making same utilizing a breathable mesh material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. The breathable mesh material includes an inner and outer fabric that includes larger openings on the front substructure than on the back substructure and a pile substructure is integrated and extends between the front and back substructures allowing air to substantially move effectively therethrough.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367044

Infant high chair and method of operating the same

An infant high chair includes a standing frame, a seat assembly, and a lock mechanism operable to lock the seat assembly at a desirable height relative to the standing frame. The standing frame includes a latching part operable to lock the standing frame in an unfolded state, and a release actuator operatively connected with the latching part and arranged near a foot of the standing frame. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367043

Adjustable mattress retainer bars

A mattress bar retainer system is disclosed for use with adjustable mattress platforms. The mattress retainer bar system is used to prevent movement of the mattress during positioning of the adjustable mattress platform assembly. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367042

Pocketed foam systems and methods

Example embodiments include a padding system that can include a first pocket assembly, the first pocket assembly including a first pocket, where the first pocket at least partially retains a first padding component, and a second pocket assembly, the second pocket assembly including a second pocket, where the second pocket at least partially retains a second padding component, where the first pocket assembly is coupled to the second pocket assembly with a transition portion.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367041

Machine-washable viscoelastic foam and devices made therefrom

A cushioning device includes a machine-washable polyurethan viscoelastic foam and a cavity for receiving a filler.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367040

Person support apparatus with ingress/egress assist

Embodiments include a person support apparatus including a plurality of air fluidizable material, a tub, a foam bolster disposed along at least one wall of the tub and extending over the at least one wall, and an inflatable air bladder disposed above the foam bolster along the at least one wall of the tub. A method of assisting a person with ingress or egress of a person support apparatus by deflating the inflatable air bladder and adjusting a level of fluidization of the air fluidizable material such that the surface supporting the portion of the person is substantially level with a top of the foam bolster is also described.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367039

Device and method of automated substrate control and non-intrusive subject monitoring

This application describes methods and devices for controlling the firmness of a substrate. In response to detecting the presence of a subject on the substrate, one method includes setting the firmness of the substrate to a base firmness equalized with atmospheric pressure. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367038

Hybrid mattress assemblies

Mattress assemblies that provide increased user comfort and increased airflow. The mattress assemblies generally include a multilayered mattress core including at least one coil spring layer disposed on and in direct contact with a viscoelastic foam layer.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367037

Mattress ventilating foundation and sleep system

Embodiments of a mattress ventilation foundation and sleep system are disclosed. Foundation embodiments typically may be configured to provide ventilation to a supported mattress, for example through an upper surface of the foundation allowing airflow therethrough. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367036

Ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof

The present invention relates generally to an ultimate comfort n care bed, and a bed apparatus capable of seamlessly changing bed sheets while being occupied by a person, a method of relieving ulcers, and a method thereof. The present invention also relates to a medical or a hospital bed, and, more particularly, to a hospital bed capable of seamlessly changing bed-sheets while the hospital bed is occupied by a patient. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367035

Pillow retention assembly

A pillow retention assembly for displaying pillows on a bed includes a rack that may be positioned on a bed. A plurality of pillows may be positioned on the bed. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367034

Aquatic seat

An aquatic seat assembly includes a seat for supporting a user and a seat support structure for attaching the seat to a wall such as a dock. The seat support structure includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the seat relative to the wall such that the seat can be raised or lowered.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367033

Reversible headrest tilt, lumbar mechanism

A reversible adjustable lumbar support and headrest tilt mechanism is provided for installation on a chair. A side bracket is coupled to each side of the back frame, and a back bracket is pivotably coupled to each side bracket. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367032

Foam furniture molded around a core with a lumbar support protrusion

A foam seating article includes an outer foam layer molded around an inner core of molded foam or expanded polystyrene that includes a lumbar support protrusion. The lumbar support protrusion has a convex outer surface disposed inside the seat back area of the outer foam layer and that is not visible on the outer contour of the seat back area. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367031

Collapsible chair

A chair operable between an extended configuration and a collapsed configuration includes one or more legs, a handle and a locking mechanism. The one or more legs support a seat and the handle extends away from the seat opposite the one or more legs. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367030

Reclining and ottoman-extending chair mechanism

A seating-unit mechanism includes various components that control a position of the seat and backrest and that control an extension and retraction of an ottoman and footrest. For example, the mechanism includes a linear actuator that controls a seat pitch (e.g., height and level of recline). ...

12/22/16 / #20160367029

Control assembly for chair

A control assembly for a chair includes a base structure having a first pivot point and a second pivot point spaced from the first pivot point, a seat support structure having a forward portion pivotably coupled to the base structure for rotation about the first pivot point, a back support structure having a forward portion pivotably coupled to the base structure for rotation about the second pivot point, wherein the back support structure is adapted to move between upright and reclined positions, and wherein the seat support structure reclines rearwardly as the back support structure moves from the upright to reclined positions, and a control link having a first end pivotably coupled to a rearward portion of the seat support structure for rotation about a third pivot point, and a second end pivotably coupled to a rearward portion of the back support structure for rotation about a fourth pivot point.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367028

Method and product for creating furniture components from composites

Filament winding or another technique can be used to create composite parts having various layers of pigmented fibers. The composite parts can then be milled to form one or more flat surfaces on the composite part. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367027

Ergonomic productivity workstation having coordinated and harmonized movement of head rest, backrest, seat, leg rest, arm rests, monitor support, and work trays through sitting, standing, and reclining configurations

An ergonomic workstation that includes a base; an effective hip axis affixed to the base; a seat bottom that rotates about the effective hip axis; a seat back that rotates about the effective hip axis; an effective shoulder axis positionally fixed to the seat back; an effective elbow axis positionally fixed to the seat back; a monitor support having a monitor mount that rotates about the shoulder axis; and an input device tray support configured such that an input device tray on the support rotates about the elbow axis. As the workstation moves through a broad range of operational zones, it maintains a fixed eye-to-monitor distance and fixed angle between the user's head and the monitor throughout a significant portion of the range of motion, and a fixed distance from the user's elbow to an input device throughout the entire range of motion.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367026

Rotatable storage device

A storage device comprising a support element attached to a vertical element, the support element including a slot. The slot is accessible from a top surface of the support element and provides a surface to support at least one hook. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367025

Table with sliding table top

A table includes a support assembly, a sliding assembly, and a table top. The sliding assembly includes at least one sliding guide rail, which is fixedly coupled to the support assembly, and at least one slide, which is slidably coupled to the at least one sliding guide rail. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367024

Counter edge guard

A counter edge guard formed of a durable, semi-rigid material for protecting a countertop and the edge of a countertop. The edge guard has a first, main elongated section that is substantially flat over the bottom surface area. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367023

Methods of counterbalancing hight adjustable work surface with constant force springs

Constant force springs are implemented to counterbalance adjustable height work surfaces cooperating with a substructure that further cooperates with open linear extension mechanisms and position retention mechanisms further cooperating with one or more bases. The methods include direct connecting the springs, and connecting the springs to one or more chains looping over one or more sprockets, the chains then connected to the substructure where methods to control the spring ends, and to address imbalances in the spring forces are included.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367022

Oral hygiene implement and method of assembling an oral hygiene implement

An oral hygiene implement, in particular a replacement brush head, that has a carrier assembly mounted at a housing part for movement relative to the housing part. The carrier assembly has at least two carriers arranged at a distance therebetween and an elongated, shaft-like connector element connected to the at least two carriers. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367021

Tool holder compatible with molle/pals attachment systems

A tool holder compatible with molle/pals webbing systems has a holder body defining a tool compartment with a holder opening, a back surface extending along a holder longitudinal axis, a bottom surface, and a front surface. A strap has a first end secured adjacent a top end of the tool holder with the strap body extending down along the holder back surface and around the bottom surface to the strap distal end portion, which includes a connector first portion. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367020

Tool retaining device

A tool retaining device including a strapping material including pliable material which is adapted to be wrapped around a tool to secure the strapping material to the tool. The strapping material is securely retained to a mounting lug, the mounting lug being securable to a tool by a fastener. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367019

Lightweight system for mounting hand-operated tools, objects, and interaction devices to a user's hand

An apparatus for supporting a hand-operated input device on a hand. The apparatus includes a first mounting member with a hoop-shaped body and a second mounting member with a semi-circular shaped body. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367018

Backpack/pillow assembly

The present invention provides an improved backpack assembly configured for multiple uses. The backpack assembly includes a compressible foam material enclosed within one or both of its front and rear panels, and it further includes a blanket support structure for releasably attaching a blanket. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367017

System for storing, organizing, and transporting portable items

The disclosure provides systems and methods of use pertaining to the storage, organization, and transport of portable items typically carried within a bag, backpack, suitcase or other luggage item, or that are typically transported by an individual person. The system includes a number of storage and structure containers, each designed to enclose one or more portable items. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367016

Integrated modular attachment system

An integrated modular attachment system for releasably attaching an object to a garment. The garment may include one or more loops. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367015

Device to optimize cosmetic injectable procedures

The present invention provides a system consisting of a handheld device with integrated power source. The system will be designed to perform several treatment (massage) modalities and will be used to optimize outcome following cosmetic injectable procedures. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367014

Hair dryer shield

A hair dryer shield. The hair dryer shield includes a head band that is wearable on a wearer's head, and one or more guard members are affixed to the head band and extend down to cover the ear's and neck of the wearer. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367013

Active arm eyelash applicator

An active arm eyelash applicator comprising of a stationary arm similar to traditional mascara wands and an active or movable arm attached to the stationary arm is disclosed. The active arm is controlled by a button protruding from a handle or end cap, allowing the active arm to open and close. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367012

Cosmetics retrieval device and applicator

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of devices for retrieving and applying product from within a container. In one embodiment the device comprises a shaft having a proximal and distal end; a tip positioned at the distal end of the shaft; and a cap positioned at the proximal end of the shaft, the cap comprising a twist activated deployment mechanism having a top portion and a bottom portion configured to rotate that rotate in opposing directions. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367011

Drawing apparatus and control method of drawing apparatus

A drawing apparatus and a control method of a drawing apparatus that can suppress the movement of a finger inserted in a finger insertion section more reliably and also hold the finger more softly are provided. The drawing apparatus includes: a finger holding case including a finger insertion section in which a finger is inserted and an opening through which the nail of the finger is exposed at the position facing a drawing head section; and a finger holding section located in the finger holding case and including an annular section, wherein a fluid is supplied to the annular section to circumferentially press the finger and suppress the movement of the finger, and the fluid is discharged from the annular section to release the press.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367010

Drawing apparatus and control method of drawing apparatus

A drawing apparatus that enables visual check when placing a nail on a movable section and accurately positions the nail in a drawing area in the apparatus is provided. The drawing apparatus includes: a finger insertion section in which a finger is inserted from an insertion opening; and a movable section that is provided in the insertion section, is biased toward a first position near the insertion opening, and moves the finger from the first position to a second position by pushing, against the bias, the finger inserted in the insertion opening.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367009

Hair comb and methods of use thereof

A hair comb and methods of use thereof for combing, cutting, styling and de-tangling hair and animal fur, comprising a double-sided symmetrical set of substantially triangular shaped teeth extending from a raised center support element of a comb body portion attached to a handle portion. Embodiments comprise a flat bottom surface and angled top surface of a comb body portion attached to a handle, said handle also comprising a flat bottom surface that is congruous with the flat bottom surface of the comb body portion. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367008

Diffuser

A diffuser includes a plastics baffle which has an air inlet end, an air outlet end and an outwardly tapering wall extending between the air inlet end and the air outlet end, and which defines a diffusing air chamber. A plurality of circumferentially spaced weld ribs is upstanding from the air outlet end. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367007

Diffuser

A diffuser includes an air inlet for receiving an airflow from a hair dryer, and a grille with a plurality of air outlets for emitting at least part of the airflow. Each of the air outlets has substantially the same shape. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367006

Diffuser

A diffuser includes an air inlet for receiving an airflow from a hair dryer, an external grille having a plurality of air outlets for emitting at least part of the airflow from the diffuser, and an internal grille located between the air inlet and the external grille.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160367005

Diffuser

A diffuser includes an air inlet for receiving an airflow from a hair dryer, a grille having a plurality of air outlets for emitting at least part of the airflow from the diffuser, a baffle having an outwardly tapering wall which defines a diffusing air chamber through which the airflow passes between the air inlet and the air outlets, and an external wall which surrounds the wall of the baffle to define a second air chamber therebetween. The second air chamber has a plurality of ports in fluid communication with the ambient atmosphere.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367004

Diffuser

A diffuser includes a baffle having an air inlet end, an air outlet end and an outwardly tapering wall extending between the air inlet end and the air outlet end, and which defines a diffusing air chamber, and a grille connected to the baffle, the grille including a plurality of air outlets. The air inlet end of the baffle includes an air inlet and a drainage channel, spaced from the air inlet, for receiving water which has entered the air chamber through the air outlets. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367003

Diffuser

A diffuser includes an air inlet for receiving an airflow from a hair dryer, a grille having a plurality of air outlets for emitting a first part of the airflow from the diffuser, and a plurality of projections upstanding from the grille for contacting the hair of a user and for emitting a second part of the airflow. Each of the projections has a respective air outlet located in an end portion of the projection which is remote from the grille. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367002

Hair curling system and method that utilizes bi-stable ribbon springs

A system and method for curling a lock of hair. A hair curling assembly contains a bi-stable ribbon spring. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367001

Heat conducting mechanism for personal care device and personal care device

A heat conducting mechanism for a personal care device comprising: a heat conductor and a mounting rack, wherein, the heat conductor is fixedly mounted on the mounting rack. The heat conductor is an aluminum plate, and a bamboo fiber layer or a carbon fiber layer is arranged at a working face of the heat conductor. ...

12/22/16 / #20160367000

Convertible counter/dry cleaning bag with improved access

The bag has a garment receiving entrance and a side preferably including a side gusset. An opening in the side extends from a point on the bag to the garment receiving entrance. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366999

Writing utensil caddy

A writing utensil caddy includes a base member having a continuous peripheral edge. An elongate shaft extends upwardly from the base member, the shaft having a first end coupled to the upper surface of the base member and a second end opposite the first end. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366998

Extendable, universal case for portable electronic devices

The present disclosure describes a case for portable electronic devices. According to various embodiments, a case may be capable of extending to accommodate different portable electronic devices. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366997

Pivot panel case construction for an electronic device

A case construction selectively encases and displays an electronic device, and includes a device-holding cradle and multi-section panel assembly attachable to the device-holding cradle. The device-holding cradle is sized and shaped to removably receive an electronic device, and provides an anterior device-receiving section and a posterior panel assembly interface. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366996

Case for electronic device

A case for an electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a support and a sealing ring. The first housing has a first surface and a second surface that together form an accommodation portion. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366995

Hard sided wheeled case with compression-expansion

An embodiment of an article of luggage is disclosed, the luggage in one practice having compression and expansion capability comprising an interposed metal frame of split configuration having an expansion portion positioned between the split where the metal frame is attached to one side of the luggage. One of more expansion and locking devices permit compression of contents and also enables locking the luggage in its expanded shape.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366994

Folding umbrella hinge and method of use

The objective of the invention is to improve properties of an umbrella taking into account convenience and comfort through ergonometric requirements, and to create a new fashion trend. The invention involves an umbrella with a hinged locking mechanism that can be in either an open position or closed position with a locking pin operated by a button to transition between closed and open positions.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366993

Oval shaped diamond cut having hearts and arrows pattern

An oval shaped diamond, adapted to display a hearts and arrows pattern when exposed to light characteristic of the hearts and arrows pattern in a round diamond, comprising: an oval shape having two long sides symmetrical to each other, two short sides symmetrical to each other and four diagonal sides symmetrically located between the long sides and the short sides respectively, eight main crown facets, eight main pavilion facets, sixteen pavilion half facets; a uniform girdle of varying thickness separating the crown and pavilion facets, twelve subsidiary pavilion facets and eight crown star facets with each crown star facet including two facet sections of equal size and geometry on each of the two long and two short sides of the oval shaped diamond and two facet sections of non-equal size and geometry in each of the four diagonal or shoulder sides of the oval shaped diamond.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366992

Mold-in touch fastening product

A male touch fastener strip includes an elongated base and a field of male fastener elements each having a stem extending from a broad face of the base and a head for engaging fibers. The fastener element stems and broad face of the base together form a unitary mass of resin, such as a resin containing a magnetically attractable substance. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366991

Mold-in touch fastening product

A male touch fastener strip includes an elongated base and a field of male fastener elements each having a stem extending from a broad face of the base and a head for engaging fibers. The fastener element stems and broad face of the base together form a unitary mass of resin, such as a resin containing a magnetically attractable substance. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366990

Article of clothing for attaching communication equipment thereto

A snap fastener system for securely attaching a piece of communication equipment, such as a two-way radio speaker microphone, to an article of clothing is provided. The system includes at least one strap attached to the article of clothing at each end of the strap. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366989

System and assembly for securing a buckle housing to a component

A buckle assembly is configured to securely attach to a component and may include a buckle housing and a securing member. The buckle housing may include a first connecting protuberance or first protuberance-retaining structure, and a second connecting protuberance or the second protuberance-retaining structure. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366988

Cord lock

A cord lock includes a female member including first cord insertion portions through which a cord can be inserted to pass; a male member capable of moving in and out from an opening of the female member, and including second cord insertion portions through which the cord inserted to pass through the first cord insertion portions can pass; and an urging device provided between the female member and the male member to provide an urging force in a direction wherein the male member protrudes from the opening of the female member. The second cord insertion portion of the male member and the urging device are located adjacent to each other, and on opposed faces of the female member and the male member along an insertion direction of the cord, straight portions which can carry out at least a line contact are provided.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366987

Webbing adjuster and helmet strap system including same

A webbing adjuster for maintaining orderly, adjustable strap arrangement and secure connections in, e.g., a helmet, which allows for strap adjustment and, upon cinching, secures straps in place. The adjuster can be used in mountaineering, with motorcycle and bicycle helmets, and in other applications that benefit from orderly, adjustable strap arrangement and/or secure connections.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366986

Footwear customization kit

A footwear customization kit is described. The kit comprises a container including an article of footwear, a stand, a steaming bag and a set of instructions. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366985

Footwear element to be mounted on an apparatus, and equipment including such footwear element and apparatus

A footwear element includes a sole assembly extending along an extension direction between opposite front and rear ends; a flexible upper includes a lower portion adjoining the sole assembly and configured to receive a shoe of a user, and an upper portion extending from the lower portion away from the sole assembly; and a fastening element configured to cooperate with a locking mechanism provided on the apparatus for reversibly retaining the footwear element on the apparatus. The fastening element is removably mounted on the footwear element.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366984

Medial rotational traction element arrangement for an article of footwear

A traction element arrangement for a sole structure of an article of footwear is described. Traction elements of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366983

Medial rotational traction element arrangement for an article of footwear

A traction element arrangement for a sole structure of an article of footwear is described. Traction elements of a first group are associated with a lateral side of the sole structure. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366982

Overshoe footwear traction device

A footwear traction device is provided that is removably attachable to an item of footwear. The footwear traction device comprises a traction portion having one or more traction elements on a bottom thereof, a heel support portion disposed at a rear traction portion, and a forefoot support portion disposed at a forefoot traction portion. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366981

Shoe retention system

A shoe retention system for converting a flip flop into a sandal includes a flip flop that may be worn on a foot of a user. A retainer is removably attached to the flip flop. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366980

Reinforcement component for an article of footwear

A reinforcement component for an article of footwear is formed by a folded knit element. The knit element includes a plurality of strap members that are separated by slits when the knit element is in a contracted position. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366979

Knitted member for an article of footwear

A warp knit element for an article of footwear includes a plurality of strap members that are separated by a slit. The strap members are formed of unitary knit construction to be joined at a junction. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366978

Expandable support member for an article of footwear

An expandable support member for an article of footwear includes a plurality of expansion components that are joined together. The support member can be expandable between a contracted position and an expanded position. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366977

Sole assembly including a central support structure for an article of footwear

A sole assembly for an article of footwear is disclosed. The sole assembly includes a central support structure that extends along the sole assembly in the longitudinal direction. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366976

Midsole component and outer sole members with auxetic structure

An article with a sole structure including a midsole component and an outer sole member are described. The sole structure includes a set of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration that permit the sole to expand in an auxetic manner. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366975

Athletic shoe with power extension

An athletic shoe includes an upper section, a mid-sole, an outsole, and an extension. The outsole is coupled to the upper section and the mid-sole. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366974

Shielding device for foot pain and discomfort

The present invention relates to a shielding device for foot pain and discomfort generally associated with diabetics suffering from the effects of peripheral neuropathy. More specifically, the discomfort experienced when the users foot comes in contact with surrounding objects such as floors and bedding. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366973

Shoe sole structure of a cycling shoe for bicycles

A shoe sole structure of a cycling shoe for bicycles has a sole and an insole. The sole is made of rigid materials without deforming, and has at least one engaging hole, and at least one ventilating hole. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366972

Article incorporating an illumination device

An article of footwear may have an upper and a sole system secured to the upper. The sole system includes a bladder member with an illumination device. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366971

Protective helmet having a cover plate knock out assembly

A protective helmet having a cover plate over a front vision area and a cover plate knock out assembly for moving the cover plate a predetermined distance away from the helmet so that a finger of a user can get behind the cover plate to enable its removal from the front vision area of the helmet. The cover plate knock out assembly comprises a step-shaped actuator element and a light blocking cover. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366970

Integrated head and neck tandem-bracing device for protective helmets

An integrated head and neck tandem-bracing device for protective helmets is introduced for hazardous activities such as hockey, american football, and others which require safety helmet protections against head impact trauma. The default vulnerability in such hazardous events is the lack of solid securitization of the neck of helmet wearers during such activities. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366969

Helmet with multiple protective zones

A protective helmet including an outer shell including at least one aperture, an elastomeric diaphragm connected to an inner surface of the outer shell and covering the at least one aperture, an inner shell slidingly connected to the outer shell where the inner shell is spaced apart from the outer shell, and at least one expandable bladder positioned between the outer shell and the inner shell and operatively arranged to displace the elastomeric diaphragm in the at least one aperture of the outer shell.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366968

Time trial bicycle helmet with ear shield

A helmet can include a helmet body and a shield. The helmet body can include a front portion and a tail portion, and the shield can include two ear portions connected by a brow portion. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366967

Whiplash reduction systems and devices and methods to use the same

Whiplash reduction systems and devices and methods to use the same. In an embodiment of a system of the present disclosure, the system comprises a front anchor strap coupled directly or indirectly to a headgear; a top anchor coupled to the front anchor strap, the top anchor having a connector coupled thereto, the connector configured to connect to at least one rear strap; a first retainer configured to fit within apertures defined within the headgear and to wrap around at least part of the headgear and at least part of the front anchor strap to secure the front anchor strap to the headgear at or near the apertures; and a plate having a central portion defining a recessed portion and further having a first side portion and a second side portion.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366966

Hat with thick brim face

A hat brim includes: an upper surface; a lower surface; and a face, the face extending from an outer edge of the upper surface to an outer edge of the lower surface, a face height of the face measuring at least about ¼″. A method of manufacturing a hat includes: forming a brim, a rear edge of the brim attached to a lower edge of a crown, the brim including an upper surface; a lower surface; and a face, the face extending from an outer edge of the upper surface to an outer edge of the lower surface, a face height of the face measuring at least ¼″; and incorporating face indicia onto the face of the brim.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366965

Artificial floral design for decorating the side view mirror of a vehicle

An artificial floral design detachably attaches an artificial flower to a side mirror of a vehicle for decorative purposes and to signify a special event. The artificial flower displays prominently, such that onlookers can easily view the artificial flower. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366964

Fastener with protective cover

Disclosed are articles, brassieres, clothing items, and other implementations, including an article that includes an underlying structure, a fastener coupled to the underlying structure, with at least part of the fastener placed at a first location of the underlying structure, and a protective cover positioned at a location proximate the first location at which the at least part of the fastener is coupled to the underlying structure, the protective cover configured to be placed over the fastener so that the at least part of the fastener is substantially placed in an interior space defined by the protective cover placed over the fastener at the first location of the underlying structure when the article is not in use.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366963

Vented garment

The technology described herein relates to breathable, vented, and insulating garments. More particularly, the technology described herein relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366962

Cold weather vented garment

The present invention relates to breathable, vented, and insulating cold weather garments. More particularly, the present invention relates to garments with chambers to retain an insulating fill material. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366961

Carry and conceal shirt

A carry and conceal garment is provided that allows a wearer to carry an article along the wearer's waist without alerting others to its presence. The garment comprises an outer garment layer and an inner garment layer. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366960

Moisture-diverting band device, and associated methods

A moisture-diverting band device is provided, including first and second longitudinally-extending, parallel band portions. The first band portion is adapted to be disposed adjacent to a moisture-producing surface, and is comprised of a porous hydrophobic material. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366959

Safety glove with fingertip protective member

A safety glove having a protective member or insert extending around the fingertip of the safety glove is provided. The protective member may be positioned along the outer surface or the inner surface of the glove. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366958

Glove, in particular goalkeeper glove, material for a glove, and method for producing a glove

A material for a glove, in particular a goalkeeper glove, comprises a carrier layer, a first material layer and at least one second material layer, wherein the first material layer and the at least one second material layer are applied to the carrier layer alongside one another such that the first material layer and the at least one second material layer immediately adjoin one another in a transition region. Furthermore, a glove, in particular a goalkeeper glove, comprises an inside hand part and an outside hand part, wherein the inside hand part and the outside hand part are joined together by stitching either directly or by way of a gusset arranged between the inside hand part and outside hand part, wherein at least the inside hand part of the glove is produced from such a material.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366957

Easy-on-and-off apparel

Easy-on-and-off apparel being a continuous sheet comprises a first sheet and a second sheet. The first sheet comprises a first edge and a first engaging portion; the first edge located at a side of the first sheet; the first engaging portion nearby the first edge. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366956

Infusion port access garment

An infusion port access garment includes a shirt that includes a front panel and a rear panel attached together and which has an upper edge, a lower edge, a first side edge and a second side edge. The lower edge is open and the upper edge has a neck opening extending therethrough. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366955

Self-donning gown

A self-donning nursing gown enables self-donning of a gown while maintaining sterile integrity. The gown provides a pair of shoulder pads having a heavy consistency and grip for gripping the shoulders and maintaining a secure mount on the shoulders. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366954

Fashionable high-visibility safety apparel

Embodiments of the invention comprise a garment; a first design comprising fluorescent material placed on the garment, wherein the first design is externally visible when the garment is worn by a wearer; a second design comprising reflective material overlaid on the first design to create a resulting design, wherein the resulting design provides 360 degree external visibility of the wearer when the garment is worn by the wearer; and wherein the resulting design is an artistic expression. Other embodiments comprise the steps of: creating a design, wherein the design is an artistic expression and comprises a first partial design and a second partial design; transferring the first partial design to a garment comprised of clothing fabric using a fluorescent material; and transferring the second partial design to the garment using a reflective material, wherein all the materials cause a wearer of the garment to have 360 degree external visibility.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366953

Article of clothing having additional coverings for a single individual

An article of clothing adapted for use by a wearer, the article of clothing including an outer body and an inner body. The outer body includes a front sheet, a collar portion, a pair of sleeves, each sleeve extending from one side of the outer body. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366952

Biomechanical energy aired protective apparel

Described herein is protective apparel intended for use against an undesirable liquid agent. The apparel permits low pressure air movement between the environment external to the apparel and an internal volume within the apparel. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366951

Bra cup with improved functionality

A bra cup, comprising a first layer of open-cell or semi-open cell foamed polyurethane, having one side with a polyester fabric, coupled to an additional layer of open-cell or semi-open cell polyurethane foam, also provided with a layer of polyester fabric, at least one layer of material made of fabric or non-woven fabric with fibers of synthetic materials adapted to withstand thermoforming temperatures being inserted between the coupled layers of open-cell or semi-open cell polyurethane foam.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366950

Athletic garment assembly

An athletic garment assembly for cushioning a user's heel includes a sock that may be worn by a user. A cushion is positioned on the sock such that the cushion may be aligned with the user's heel when the user wears the sock. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366949

Expandable and flexible shirt collar stand and shirt with same

A shirt has a collar stand attached to a collar and to a shirt body, wherein the collar stand is formed from a fabric having stretch and recovery in at least two directions thereof, with the collar stand starting as a rigid or a stretch fabric, and wherein the collar stand is attached to a substantially rigid portion of said collar.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366948

Support band apparatus to reinforce shirt collars and hems

A support band apparatus for use in reinforcing neck and wrist portions of a shirt to prevent limpness and droopiness from normal use of the shirt includes an elastic band assembly having a first elastic band, a second elastic band and a third elastic band, each elastic band having a first end coupled to a second end to create a loop, the loops of the first, second and third elastic bands positioned such that each elastic band is intertwined with the other elastic bands, the elastic band assembly disposed within an inner pocket of a neck collar or wrist hems of the shirt, and a plurality of fasteners coupled to each elastic band assembly and positioned at predetermined locations throughout the first, second and third elastic bands.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366947

Vaporizer apparatus

Vaporizers apparatuses, including cartridges and vaporizers having fluid-level windows through the body of the vaporizer allowing visualization into the cartridge and the vaporizer; the cartridge is magnetically coupled to the vaporizer.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366946

Electronic vaporiser system

An electronic cigarette vaporiser system includes a piezo-electric pump (6) with multiple piezo-actuators, in which a microcontroller independently adjusts the phase or timing or power of each voltage pulse that triggers a piezo-actuator. The microcontroller continuously or regularly monitors the efficiency or performance of the entire pump (6) and adjusts the phase, timing, or power delivered to each piezo-actuator relationship until or so that the optimum pumping performance is achieved.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366945

Personal vaporizer

A personal vaporizer is configured to be usable both for non-liquid vaporizing media and for liquid vaporizing media. In some embodiments an electrically conductive check valve blocks vaporizing media from leaking out of air intake apertures during periods of nonuse, and delivers electric power to a heating element during use. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366944

Atypical vaporizing apparatus

A vaporizing apparatus includes a mouthpiece, battery and a reservoir housing an intake tube forming an air passage and vaporizing chamber proximal the battery. The vaporizing chamber also includes an inlet and vaporizing element completing an electric circuit with the battery for heating. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366943

Atomizer and electronic cigarette having same

The present disclosure relates to an atomizer for an electronic cigarette. The atomizer includes a housing, a mouthpiece, a liquid tank, an atomizing cup, an atomizing assembly, an air pipe. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366942

Battery stick and electronic cigarette having same

The invention relates to a battery stick and an electronic cigarette having same. The battery stick includes an outer electrode, an inner electrode that is defined through the outer electrode and is electrically insulated from the outer electrode, and a battery that is electrically connected to the outer electrode. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366941

Electronic cigarette with oval shaped cross section and manufacturing process thereof

The invention discloses an oval-shaped electronic cigarette and manufacturing process thereof. Inner housing of vaporization assembly is arranged inside outer housing of vaporization assembly and sleeved on vaporization assembly which comprises e-cigarette liquid cup and vaporizer having an outer wall in close fit with inner wall of the inner housing of vaporization assembly. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366940

Electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette atomization control method

The invention is related to an electronic cigarette and an electronic cigarette atomization control method, the electronic cigarette comprising a battery base and an atomization base rotationally connected to the battery base. At least two atomizers used for electrically connecting to the battery base are arranged in the atomization base. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366939

Device and method for sensing mass airflow

A system, a method, a device and a computer program are provided for detecting and monitoring medium flow. The device comprises a flow sensor (350) that includes a thermopile (352), wherein the thermopile (352) may include a first thermocouple and a second thermocouple. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366938

Electronic cigarette and an atomizing device thereof

An atomizing device of an electronic cigarette comprises an atomizing tube, an atomizing component disposed internal to the atomizing tube, and a connector for connecting a battery component; an e-liquid storage space is provided in an inner portion of the atomizing tube; a bottom part of the e-liquid storage space is sealed by inner walls of the atomizing tube and side walls of the atomizing component; an e-liquid inlet is provided on the atomizing component for inlet of the e-liquid; one end of the connector is fixed at a bottom part of the atomizing component; another end of the connector is fixedly connected to the battery component via mortise and tenon joints. The present invention can prevent unrestricted replenishment of e-liquid and enhance safety of use. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366937

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette is provided. The electric cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366936

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette is provided. The electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366935

Electronic cigarette

An electronic cigarette includes: an atomizing assembly adapted to atomize liquid, a battery rod assembly adapted to supply power to the atomizing assembly, and a liquid storage device adapted to store the liquid; a first screw section and a second screw section are respectively provided at two ends of the atomizing assembly, and a turning direction of the first screw section is opposite to a turning direction of the second screw section. The turning direction of the first screw section is opposite to that of the second screw section. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366934

Smokeless tobacco product

A smokeless tobacco product is provided comprising a quantity of smokeless tobacco and a container to hold said tobacco. The container comprises a first side and a second side, wherein the first side is non-permeable to substances in the smokeless tobacco that may sting or harm the mucosae or gum of a user, and the second side is permeable to said substances in the smokeless tobacco. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366933

Electronic cigarette charging dock, electronic cigarette case, and method for use thereof

The invention is related to an electronic cigarette charging dock, an electronic cigarette case and a method for use thereof, the charging dock comprising a positive electrode elastic pin and a negative electrode elastic pin which are cylindrical and used for being connected to a positive electrode and a negative electrode of the battery to form a charging circuit. The elastic pins need only be arranged around the base of the charging dock, and the manner of assembly is simple; while the elastic pins are being used, the inelastic parts of the elastic pins do not deform elastically to affect a normal use. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366932

Pocket smoking pipe

A pocket pipe having a handle and a pipe is provided. The handle includes a first elongated side portion and a second elongated side portion disposed opposite of one another and defining a pipe cavity therebetween. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366931

Hookah smoking device

A hookah smoking device includes a loading unit, a filtering unit, and a connecting mechanism. The connecting mechanism includes at least one first connecting unit provided at the loading unit and at least one second connecting unit provided at the filtering unit, wherein the first connecting unit and the second connecting unit are magnetically coupled with each other to detachably couple the loading unit at the filtering unit. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366930

Method and apparatus for custom rolling a smokable product

A product and method of making thereof for the consumption of smokable substances such as tobacco or herbs. The product is comprised of smokable materials such as tobacco, homogenized tobacco, natural leaf materials, vegetable materials, herbal materials, paper, cellulose, and other smokable materials and has a connected form mandrel which is used during the rolling process and disconnected after substantial completion of the rolling process.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366929

Method of customizing a vaping composition

A method of customizing a vaping composition enables the customization of liquid flavorings and a liquid vaping base to create a custom vaping composition. A volumetric concentration ratio between flavoring and vaping base is designated for a mixing bottle along with a flavor combination. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366928

Solvent for electronic cigarette liquid and an electronic cigarette liquid

The present invention provides a solvent for electronic cigarette liquid, comprising sorbitol. In the present invention, sorbitol is used as the solvent for electronic cigarette liquid. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366927

A solvent for electronic cigarette liquid and an electronic cigarette liquid

The present invention provides a solvent for electronic cigarette liquid, comprising triethyl citrate. In the present invention, triethyl citrate alone or in combination with a polyol is used as the solvent for the electronic cigarette liquid. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366926

Method of manufacturing a smokable cannabis product

A method of manufacturing a smokable cannabis product allows for the thorough processing of a quantity of raw cannabis leaves into a quantity of cured cannabis leaves. The quantity of cured cannabis leaves is then separated into lamina and a plurality of remainder plant parts. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366925

Hunger minimized juice fasting system

The hunger minimized fasting system relies on providing a blood glucose level at all times in the range of 5 to 10 mm, satisfying glucose needs of the brain and metabolizing blood glucose through anaerobic glycolysis to release atp at the extramitocontrial portion of the cell. Consuming only solid free nutrient liquids eliminates brain hunger response. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366924

Delivery of functional ingredients

A primary composition comprises all essential nutrients of a fruit or a plant material, which has an increased stability, bio-availability and miscibility, and a process forms same. An oral composition can contain the primary composition in a foodstuff, food supplement, cosmetic preparation or a pharmaceutical preparation.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366923

Composition comprising steviol glycoside and maltose

The invention relates to a composition comprising maltose and steviol glycosides. The maltose can be present in said composition in the form of crystalline maltose and/or in the form of a maltose containing syrup having a maltose content of from 25 to 80 weight/weight % based on the dry substance of the syrup (w/w % db). ...

12/22/16 / #20160366922

Organic compounds

In which r1, r2, r3, r4 r5, r6 are independently selected from the group consisting of h, methyl, ethyl, propyl, oh, ome, oet, cooh, coor7, in which r7 is selected from linear or branched c1-c7 alkyl, and conr8r9, in which r8 and r9 are independently selected from hydrogen and straight or branched c1-c4 alkyl; or any two adjacent substituents r2-r6 together form a ring of 5 or 6 members; and n is 1 or 0.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366921

Accessible, fluid raw tahini for use in a squeezed bottle and process for its preparation

The present disclosure provides a raw food product with particles of ground roasted sesame seeds dispersed in sesame oil, the raw food product including particles having an average size of between about 15 μm to about 40 μm, being thixotropic, with a viscosity, of between about 700 cps to about 2,500 cps, being maintained as a single liquid phase for a time period of at least six months when stored at room temperature and method for preparing the raw food product.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366920

In-bottle pasteurization

A system and method for producing a packaged food article or beverage may include processing a first food source including a spoilage microorganism along a first processing path, which may limit temperature of the first food source to be below a temperature level that causes the spoilage microorganism to be inactivated. A second food source may be processed along a second processing path, which may heat the second food source to be in a predetermined temperature range that causes spoilage microorganisms in the second food source to be substantially inactivated when in the predetermined temperature range for a predetermined period of time. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366919

Systems and methods for preservation of perishable substances

In one embodiment, a system for preserving perishable substances includes a first compartment, a second compartment, a preservation gas source, and a control system. Each of the first and second compartments has an interior portion having a volumetric capacity of less than or equal to about 35 cubic feet. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366918

Systems and methods for heat exchange

Heat exchange devices, including aseptic cooler devices, and systems including same are provided. Methods of using heat exchange device are also provided. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366917

A process for preparing a juice product

The invention is directed to a process for preparing a juice product from a raw juice feed comprising microorganisms by subjecting the raw juice feed to microfiltration to obtain the juice product and a retentate juice product, wherein the microfiltration is performed as a cross-flow filtration over a sieve, which sieve has openings that are smaller than the dimensions of the microorganisms present in the raw juice feed and wherein over the sieve a high frequency back pulsing is applied.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366916

Formula for management of phenylketonuria

Described herein is a nutrition formula, which is a powder that comprises components described herein and can be combined with a liquid, such as water, to produce a milk-like beverage for the dietary management of phenylketonuria (pku). The powder and resulting beverage have a balanced amino acid profile suitable for dietary management of individuals who have pku and are lower in calories than powder and milk-like beverages that comprise whey protein, such as cgmp, presently available for use in dietary management of pku.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366915

Cyclohexanecarboxylic acids for selective taste masking

The use of cyclohexanecarboxylic acids in a consumable to provide taste specific masking effect is provided.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366914

Process for producing rice fries comprised of cooked visible rice-grains from two to four selected rice-grain varieties which as a mixture provide custom-made rice-grain textures for diverse-culture consumers while optimizing rice-grain cohesiveness and freeze-thaw properties

A process for producing rice fries comprised of cooked visible rice-grains from two to four selected rice-grain varieties, which as a mixture, provide custom-made rice-grain textures for diverse-culture consumers while optimizing the rice-grains cohesiveness and freeze-thaw properties. Every one hundred pounds of predetermined percentages of raw rice-grains from two to four selected rice-grain varieties are cooked with two to three hundred pounds of a cooking-water in a batch-cooker and discharged when they become a viscous, flow-able mixture of partially-cooked visible rice-grains, which have a firmer-texture than fully-cooked rice-grains. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366913

Human diet equivalent animal feed

The present invention provides methods for creating a human diet equivalent for use in animal feed, animal feed compositions comprising a human diet equivalent, and methods for processing human foods into an animal feed ration.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366912

Method of reducing calorie intake in a pet

The present invention relates to a nutritionally complete pet food product comprising at least two compositions for use in a method of reducing calorie intake in a companion animal, wherein the compositions differ in their level of fat, protein or carbohydrate on an energy ratio basis by 6% to 50% and wherein the compositions are consumed on consecutive days, each composition being consumed on a different day. The invention also relates to such a food product in the prevention of weight gain after surgical procedures to neuter a companion animal, and also to the food product in a weight loss regime. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366911

Pet food and method of producing pet food

There is provided a pet food including: one or more kinds of animal oils and fats; one or more kinds of vegetable oils and fats; a core; and a coating layer which covers the core, in which the coating layer includes a vegetable oil and fat layer on the outermost layer and an animal oil and fat layer which is formed between the core and the vegetable oil and fat layer.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366910

Dog treat

A waffle dog treat to be consumed by dogs is formed by cooking a dog treat waffle batter in a waffle iron. The dog treat waffle batter is created by mixing a quantity of flour, a quantity of water, a quantity of baking soda, and a quantity of flavoring. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366909

Oligosaccharide compositions for use as animal feed and methods of producing thereof

Described herein are methods of producing animal feed made up of oligosaccharide compositions, as well as methods of producing such oligosaccharide compositions and animal feed compositions, and methods of using such animal feed compositions to enhance animal growth.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366908

Methods for feeding sows and for improving the health of young piglets

A method of improving the health of a first group of young monogastric mammals, the first group of young monogastric mammals nursing from a first lactating monogastric mammal during a pre-weaning period, the method including feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of an animal feed during the pre-weaning period, and feeding the first lactating monogastric mammal an effective amount of sugar alcohol during the pre-weaning period.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366907

Consumption-regulated feed block

A consumption-regulated feed block for controlled consumption of animal feed, comprises a mass of controlled feed material, the consumption of which is to be controlled, in compressed block, chemical block or hybrid block form; and an intake control matrix of low moisture block material positioned in the controlled feed material and forming consumption control pockets to regulate consumption of the controlled feed material by requiring an animal to consume by licking portions of low moisture block material in order to consume controlled feed material in an adjacent consumption control pocket. Methods of making such a block are also disclosed.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366906

Ice cream maker

An apparatus for making a frozen dessert. The apparatus including a reservoir located within a chassis for receiving a liquid dessert mixture and a rotatable paddle located within the reservoir. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366905

Method for producing a coffee beverage

A method for producing a coffee beverage, using ground coffee in a brewing chamber of a coffee machine including a control unit and a brewing cylinder housing a movably arranged piston having a piston drive for providing a changeable volume for the brewing chamber. An amount of ground coffee is filled into the brewing chamber. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366904

Carrier formulation

The present invention relates to dry aroma formulations containing a carrier-supported extract, in particular an extract carrier-supported on trehalose and/or isomaltulose as carrier, as well as methods for their production and uses thereof.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366903

Intelligent oxygen device and method of conversion of summer-autumn tea to instant black tea powder via oxidation reaction

The invention involves a method and a device that converting the summer-autumn tea concentrate to instant powdered black tea by oxidation reaction. The method is comprised of the following steps: pushing the summer-autumn tea concentrate and oxygen into a long spiral pipe, making them flow, impact, and mix in a high speed which can achieve a high efficient oxidation; the intelligent control of the oxidation process can be realized by the change of the color of the concentrate in the oxidation process; the color value of the concentrate can be detected in real time by peristalsis pump, which flows into the color detection channel based on the multi spectral flash led light transmission technology; the oxidation can be stopped immediately when the detected chromatic value is within the range of the preset target chromatic value. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366902

Adding of ingredients to a granular product

A method for adding ingredients to a mass of curd, comprises a step of separating whey from curd grains, a step of transferring curd grains from the separating step to a step of arranging the curd grains in a mould. A step of adding the ingredients is performed in the transferring step.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366901

Process for curing meat using a starter culture

E) packing the dried product of animal origin.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366900

Methods of improving color life of modified atmosphere packaged fresh red meat using rosemary extract

The color life of modified atmosphere packaged fresh red meat is extended by contacting the fresh red meat with an extract of a labiatae herb prior to packaging the meat.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366899

Automatically-limiting electric sausage filler and control method thereof

The invention relates to an automatically-limiting electric sausage filler and control methods thereof. A piston is positioned at the tail end of a toothed piston rod and integrated as a whole; a dc motor drives an automatic shaft, the automatic shaft is meshed with the toothed piston rod through a gear train to drive the toothed piston rod to move up and down in a material cylinder, a meat outlet is formed at the bottom of the material cylinder, when the piston is arranged at the bottom of the material cylinder, the electric sausage filler has a lower limit; when the piston is arranged at the top of the material cylinder, the electric sausage filler has an upper limit; a lower limit signal detection element and an upper limit signal detection element are arranged on two sides of the toothed piston rod and correspond to an upper limit magnet strip and a lower limit magnet strip embedded on the toothed piston rod in an induction manner, and induction signals of the lower limit signal detection element and the upper limit signal detection element are sent to a control circuit which outputs a control signal to drive the dc motor to work. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366898

Handheld skinning device with a simple blade replacement

A handheld skinning device having a tooth roll, which is retained motor-driven in a housing with side arms and rotating about an axis, and having a blade which in an operating position is positioned with a gap parallel to the tooth roll and is retained in a blade mount, which is formed by side parts fixed to the side arms of the housing and a blade holder. The blade mount in the operating position is fixed in the side arms by releasable locking, and in an opened position of the blade mount the blade can be removed from the blade holder. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366897

Skinning installation and method for removing skin from slaughtered poultry parts

A skinning installation is adapted to remove skin from slaughtered poultry parts, e.g. From a part including the breast. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366896

Food product with reduced rag:sag ratio

A dough, dough-based snack, and method of manufacture is disclosed herein. The dough includes a source of slowly available glucose, a viscosity-building ingredient coated with oil, a starch gelatinization inhibitor, and a binding agent that bonds the source of slowly available glucose, the viscosity-building ingredient, and the starch gelatinization inhibitor to form the dough. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366895

Uniform dough rolling system

A uniform dough rolling system includes a plurality of guides for positioning a rolling pin thereupon to space the rolling pin from a rolling surface. The plurality of guides including a first set of guides and a second set of guides, wherein at least one of the guides of the first set is positioned on one side of dough to be rolled and at least one of the guides of the second set is positioned on another side of the dough to be rolled. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366894

Method and system for the production and dispensing of a baking mass

A system for the continuous production and dispensing of a baking mass for the production of baked products such as, in particular, flat wafers, hollow wafers, wafer rolls, waffles or cakes includes a pre-mixing device for the mixing and/or storage of a first baking mass component and one or more pumps for the continuous conveyance of the first baking mass component from the pre-mixing device to a baking mass dispensing device. An after-mixing device is provided between the pre-mixing device and the baking mass dispensing device for the subsequent continuous addition of a powder such as, in particular, powder which tends to clump such as in particular flour, wheat flour, cereal flour, legume flour, powder having high water absorption, pre-gelatinized flour, pre-gelatinized starch and/or thickening agent. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366893

Biocidal mixture, use of biocidal mixture and compositions comprising a biocidal mixture

The present invention generally relates to a synergistic mixture of biocidal effect comprising phenylpropanol and hop extract. Particularly, the mixture of the invention can be used in the fields of cosmetics, medicines and food.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366892

Designed complex endophyte compositions and methods for improved plant traits

This invention relates to methods and materials for providing a benefit to a plant by associating the plant with a complex endophyte comprising a host fungus further comprising a component bacterium, including benefits to a plant derived from a seed or other plant element treated with a complex endophyte. For example, this invention provides purified complex endophytes, purified complex endophyte components such as bacteria or fungi, synthetic combinations comprising said complex endophytes and/or components, and methods of making and using the same.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366891

Insecticidal proteins and methods for their use

Compositions and methods for controlling pests are provided. The methods involve transforming organisms with a nucleic acid sequence encoding an insecticidal protein. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366890

Antimicrobial reverse thermal gel and methods of forming and using same

Antimicrobial polymers, composition including the polymers, and methods of forming and using the polymers and compositions are disclosed. The compositions have reverse thermal gelling properties and transform from a liquid to a gel—e.g., near or below body temperature, such as a skin temperature in an operating room. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366889

Method for controlling pests in soybean

A method for controlling pests of soybean plants comprises the step of contacting the soybean plant, parts of it, its propagation material, the pests, their food supply, habitat or breeding grounds with one or more components of the ginkgo tree selected from the group consisting of bilobalide, ginkgolide a, ginkgolide b, ginkgolide c, ginkgolide j and ginkgolide m.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366888

Environmentally friendly formulations for bi-component heterocyclic schiff base textile finishes

An environmentally friendly, antimicrobial solution. The antimicrobial solution includes a first biocide comprising a compound having at least one schiff base, an organic acid, a second biocide, and water.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366887

Azoline compounds

Wherein a, b1, b2, b3, g1, g2, x1, r1, r3a, r3b, rg1 and rg2 are as defined in the claims and the description. The compounds are useful for combating or controlling invertebrate pests, in particular arthropod pests and nematodes. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366886

Biocidal composition, preparation and methods of use thereof

This invention is directed to a biocidal, antifouling or disinfection composition and methods of use thereof for inhibiting growth of microorganism and biofilms, reducing the microbial activity and killing microorganism in an aqueous system or on solid surfaces, wherein the biocidal composition includes stabilized chlorine compound such as dichloroisocyanurate salt, ammonium salt and a base.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366885

Fungicide n-cycloalkyl-n-bicyclicmethylene-carboxamide derivatives

The present invention relates to n-cycloalkyl-n-bicyclicmethylene-carboxamide or thiocarboxamide derivatives, their process of preparation, preparation of intermediate compounds, their use as fungicide active agents, particularly in the form of fungicide compositions, and methods for the control of phytopathogenic fungi, notably of plants, using these compounds or compositions.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366884

Amide compound or salt thereof, agricultural and horticultural insecticide and microbicide comprising the compound, and method for using the insecticide and microbicide

(wherein a1, a2 and a3 each represent a nitrogen atom or a ch group, r1 represents an alkyl group, r2 and r4 each represent a haloalkyl groups, r3 represents an alkyl group, and m represents 0, 1 or 2) or a salt thereof; an agricultural and horticultural insecticide and microbicide comprising the compound or a salt thereof as an active ingredient; and a method for using the insecticide and microbicide.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366883

Chitin oligomers for use in promoting non-leguminous plant growth and development

R1 is —h, —ch3, —coch3, —so3h, —so3na, arabinose, methylated arabinose, fucose, or methylated fucose; r2 is —h, —ch3, —coch3, —so3h, —so3na, arabinose, methylated arabinose, fucose, or methylated fucose; each r3 is independently —h or —coch3; and n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. As non-limiting examples, the method can be used to stimulate production and yield in a cereal grain crop plant, such as rice, wheat or corn (maize).. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366882

Agrochemical compositions for inducing abiotic stress tolerance

The disclosure relates to agrochemical formulations and uses thereof for inducing abiotic stress tolerance in plants. More specifically, the disclosure provides agrochemical compositions comprising compounds with formula (i) which are useful to increase abiotic stress tolerance in crops.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366881

Pesticidal genes and methods of use

Compositions having pesticidal activity and methods for their use are provided. Compositions include isolated and recombinant polypeptides having pesticidal activity, recombinant and synthetic nucleic acid molecules encoding the polypeptides, dna constructs and vectors comprising the nucleic acid molecules, host cells comprising the vectors, and antibodies to the polypeptides. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366880

Antimicrobial devices comprising polyurethane, and related methods and assemblies

An antimicrobial device comprises a housing structure configured to couple to a medical device and comprising an antimicrobial polymer material comprising polyurethane, the antimicrobial polymer material formulated to at least partially decontaminate surfaces of the medical device in at least temporary physical contact with the housing structure. A medical device assembly, and a method of decontaminating a medical device are also described.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366879

Topical antiseptic system

Novel antimicrobial compositions and kits thereof containing these antimicrobial compositions, methods of manufacture and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The novel aqueous transdermal or topical delivery systems are useful, inter alia, for treatment of various microbial infections, including for use on tissue infections, particularly skin antisepsis and/or nasal mucosal tissue antisepsis to a mammalian host in need thereof.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366878

Low volatility auxin herbicide formulations

Low volatility dicamba herbicide formulations are described. In some embodiments, concentrate formulations comprising dicamba monoethanolamine salt, dicamba potassium salt, or mixed dicamba salts are provided. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366877

Agriculture treatment solution with chelating base product

An agriculture treatment solution may include one or more metal salts and a base product fluid. The base product fluid may include a molecular compound that is a chelating compound. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366876

Methods for storing red blood cell products

Methods and systems for processing and conditioning red blood cells are disclosed. The methods and systems may be used to make a readily transfusible red blood cell product with reduced plasma. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366875

Wildlife deterrence system arranged in wind turbine blade

Systems and methods are disclosed for deterring wildlife, such as bats and birds, from drawing too proximate to an operating wind turbine. Wildlife species may be sensitive to transmitted frequencies, such as ultrasonic frequencies above the range of human hearing. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366874

Remotely controlled active dispensing device

A device for dispensing an active ingredient that can be controlled remotely, most preferably wirelessly.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366873

Pest management system

The present invention provides compositions and methods for the control and management of wildlife populations (including domesticated animals) and pests. Specifically provided are pest control systems incorporating the use of repellent or attractant formulations.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366872

Insect bait

A device for controlling blood-feeding insects is disclosed. The device includes a membrane containing a solution suitable for consumption by blood-feeding insects wherein the solution is comprised of a base, the base selected from the group consisting of up to 70 wt % nacl in water, phosphate buffer, citric acid in water, and sodium lauryl sulfate in water, and wherein the solution has a ph of between about 6 and 8. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366871

Apparatus for capturing fruit flies

Fly traps that do not require toxic chemicals and that can un-intrusively be present in public areas. An example trap includes a housing to contain a solution and including opening(s) for ingress of flies, a conduit or nozzle, a pump to cause solution to flow via the conduit/nozzle and along the inner surface of the housing to capture flies, and a timer to activate the pump. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366870

Fly catcher

A fly catcher includes a housing having an orifice formed in an upper peripheral portion and communicating with an inner chamber of the housing, and a cover includes a lower peripheral portion rotatably engaged with the upper peripheral portion of the housing, the cover includes an opening for selectively aligning with the orifice of the housing when the cover is rotated relative to the housing, and the cover includes a casing extended from an upper portion into the cover, and the casing includes an aperture for guiding a fly or mosquito into the cover and the housing. The cover includes a key slidably engaged with a channel of the housing for guiding and limiting the cover to rotate relative to the housing.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366869

Self-enclosed ice fishing tip-up fishing line system

An ice fishing tip-up is described that is adapted to rest on a sheet of ice surrounding a fishing opening in the sheet of ice. The ice fishing device has a plurality of movable supports with one end attached to a top mount and another end for resting on a surface to support the device, a spool post, a fishing line spool, and a signally device. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366868

Fishing sinker

A sinker configured to be attached to fishing line and used during fishing to position a fishing hook at or in proximity to the bottom of the body of water. The sinker may include a main body that has a folded construction. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366867

Fishing line of core-sheath structure comprising short fiber

A yarn which contains a composite yarn composed of a core part containing a short fiber and a sheath part containing a synthetic fiber filament yarn, the core part and the sheath part being integrated via fluff of the short fiber getting between or entangled with the long fibers, the specific gravity of the yarn being adjustable in the range of 1.0 or more, a fishing line containing the yarn, and a method for producing the fishing line. The present invention provides an ideal fishing line which has a strong core-sheath structure, does not allow separation or detachment of the core part and the sheath part, is easy to handle, and also is excellent in strength, weatherability, and water resistance.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366866

Apparatus for attaching and detaching a cover of a bait casting reel

Disclosed is an apparatus for attaching and detaching a cover of a bait casting reel piezoelectric drive circuit. The apparatus includes a reel main body which is formed with an opening portion on one side, and inside which a spool is rotatably installed; a reel cover which supports the rotation of the spool, and opens and closes the opening portion by horizontally moving from one side of the reel main body so that the spool is separated from the reel main body; and a holder which connects the reel main body with the reel cover, projects from the reel main body to guide an opening and closing path of the reel cover when the opening portion is opened, and is coupled with the reel cover by a magnetic body internally provided to fix a separation position of the reel cover.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366865

Expandable, collapsible, aerodynamic, segmented fishing lure

An aerodynamic fish lure facilitates collapsible closing of the lure for farther casting distance and accuracy when cast off in the air. The air casting event causes the lure's jointed segments to contract in length together in the air and then to expand in length as the lure hits the water. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366864

Lure

A lure includes a body, a passage extending in the body, the passage having a bottom, a single sinker or two or more individual sinkers stored in the passage to be movable in a forward and rearward direction, and a retainer capable of attracting the sinker by a magnetic attractive force, the retainer being made of a magnet or a magnetic material, wherein a stepped portion having a catching surface opposed to the front of the body is provided in the middle of the passage, and a surface of the retainer constitutes the catching surface.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366863

Devices and methods for lure assembly having replaceable skirt

A fishing lure assembly includes: a skirt mount from which a shank extends, the skirt mount having a non-circular profile with a maximum width; a skirt including a plurality of strands and a collar with a non-circular opening having a maximum dimension that is greater than the maximum width of the skirt mount. The skirt can be installed upon the skirt mount by passing the skirt mount through the opening when the maximum width of the skirt mount is aligned with the maximum dimension of the opening. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366862

Genetically modified non-human animals and methods of use thereof

Genetically modified non-human animals are provided that may be used to model human hematopoietic cell development, function, or disease. The genetically modified non-human animals comprise a nucleic acid encoding human il-6 operably linked to an il-6 promoter. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366861

Interleukin 2 receptor gamma gene targeting vector, production of immune cell-deficient transgenic cloned mini pig having vector introduced therein, preparation method therefor and use thereof

The present invention relates to an interleukin-2 receptor gamma (il2rg) gene-targeting vector, a method for producing an immune cell-deficient transgenic cloned miniature pig having the vector introduced therein, and the use thereof. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366860

Recombination activating gene 2 gene targeting vector, production of scid-like miniature pigs by talen-mediated gene targeting and use thereof

There are provided to a rag-2 (recombination activating gene 2) gene targeting vector, a method for producing scid-like miniature pigs introduced with the vector, and a use thereof.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366859

Long range portable pet or owner initiated two way audio-video communication device

A portable device and a method for a domestic pet to contact its master whenever the pet desires so is disclosed. The device comprises of two units and an interconnecting mechanism between them via wireless communication methods such as bluetooth© or other equivalent rf technologies. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366858

Rf beacon proximity determination enhancement

A system is described herein that comprises a communications device periodically transmitting a radio frequency signal, wherein the periodically transmitted signal includes data. The system includes a receiver detecting the periodically transmitted signal, the detecting including measuring strength of the periodically transmitted signal, the detecting including using the signal strength to provide a first estimate of the receiver's distance from the communications device. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366857

Pet collar having integrated audio playback system

A pet collar having an integrated audio playback system for easing the manner in which identification concerning a pet can be stored and retrieved. The audio message pet collar includes collar body constructed in substantially the same manner and of substantially the same materials as a conventional dog collar except that it includes an integrated electronics housing and speakers system. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366856

Systems and methods for restraining an animal

A system and device for restraining an animal. A bracket and crossbar provide a means by which the system can be disposed on or over a door or window jamb. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366855

Pet comb apparatus

Disclosed is a pet comb apparatus. The pet comb apparatus includes an elongated shaft, an illumination system, and at least one row of a plurality of teeth extending outwardly and perpendicularly from the elongated shaft. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366854

Systems and methods for monitoring a subject in a premises

A system is described that includes communications modules, a wearable device, and an application running on a processor of a computing platform. The system includes placing each communications module at a location in a premises, wherein each communications module periodically transmits a unique number, wherein the application detects and stores each unique number. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366853

Systems and methods for monitoring a subject in a premise

A system is described that includes communications modules, a wearable device, and an application running on a processor of a computing platform. The system includes placing each communications module at a location in a premise, wherein each communications module periodically transmits a unique number, wherein the application detects and stores each unique number. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366852

Squeezable water bottle for pets with attached bowl

A one handed squeezable water bottle for pets with an attached water bowl on top. The invention can be used for one hand dispensing of water for a pet. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366851

Sargent blue outdoor k-9 feeder

The present invention is a pet feeding apparatus with an elongated polyhedron shape with directly opposed feeding and drinking portions with a feeding bin disposed therebetween. The feeding apparatus is bounded by a bottom wall attached to the lower edges of opposing side walls and a top wall attached to the top edges of the opposing side walls. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366850

Animal occupancy structure

An animal occupancy structure can include a vent, a cover and a base. The cover can include a planar surface and a cylindrical collar formed to extend perpendicularly from the planar surface and define an orifice therein. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366849

Livestock structures and methods

Structures and methods for livestock, such as those, for example, for accommodating and/or milking livestock.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366848

Animal enclosure with dual door assembly

The present disclosure provides an animal enclosure including a plurality of members defining an interior of the enclosure. One of the plurality of members includes a first member having a frame structure and door assembly formed by a plurality of interconnected horizontal and vertical wires. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366847

Pet enclosure with dual axes swivel connector

A partition for an animal includes a wire panel having an edge rod, a dual axes swivel connector and a wire member is disclosed. The dual axes swivel connector is pivotally connected to the edge rod of the wire panel. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366846

Cotton variety 15r517

The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 15r517. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 15r517. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366845

Cultivation system for cultivation on water in a basin and floating carriers therefor

The present invention relates to a floating carrier and a cultivation system for crops such as lettuce in floating carriers on water. The cultivation system comprises a basin comprising at least one elongate production pond with an infeed end on a short side and an opposite outfeed end and with water therein, a number of elongate floating carriers, the length of which corresponds to the width of the elongate production pond and which move in an orientation transversely of a longitudinal direction of the elongate production pond through the production pond from the infeed end to the outfeed end at a rate corresponding to bringing the crops to full growth, which floating carriers each comprise a number of growth locations for the crops where holders for the crops or roots of the crops extend into the water, and a transport system comprising a lifting mechanism and conveyors.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366844

Substance introduction method for plant and plant obtained therewith

The invention further relates to a plant provided with a hole into its stem, wherein the hole is accessible via an opening in an outer surface of the stem, and wherein the hole has a dimension in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the stem which is larger than a maximum dimension of the opening in the direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stem.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366843

Liquid irrigation system

The present invention provides a liquid application system for plants and the like, the system including a power supply, controller, supply system and a tube member. The tube member is placeable into or connectable to a liquid reservoir to allow liquid from the reservoir to be supplied therefrom to plants and the like. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366842

Robotic irrigation device and method

A device for irrigating soil has a chassis having wheels or tracks for motion, the chassis having one or more water sprinklers with streams directed at the soil, a water storage tank or supply hose, a control valve, a water flow sensor, boundary sensor and surface moisture probes, wherein, under the control of an electronic circuit, the robotic irrigator can make even passes over the irrigated area so that water is distributed evenly and efficiently and without the use of sprinklers. A method has the steps of navigating within an irrigation area using surface moisture to determine the location of prior irrigation passes, following the profile of prior irrigation passes based on surface moisture, and utilizing the perimeter where available such that the device is always positioned for accurate and even irrigation.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366841

Crop canopy temperature controlled irrigation system

An irrigation system including a series of mobile towers and horizontally extending spans, an irrigation fluid conduit, a number of nozzles, sensor booms, and crop sensors, and a control system. The sensor booms extend forwardly from the horizontally extending spans. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366840

Mechanism for aligning irrigation systems used for farm crops

The present invention is a wind adjustment device that takes into account the wind pushing against the surface of the water pipe mainline segments and elongated truss spans located between the mobile support towers. Although there are currently mechanisms to take into account alignment issues with the mobile support towers there are currently no mechanisms to take into account the curvature of the water pipe mainline segments and elongated truss spans located between the mobile support towers as a result of the wind pushing on the surface.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366839

Biodegradable landscape fabric

The present invention relates to a biodegradable landscape fabric comprising spunlaced cellulosic fibers which comprise 0% to 75% wood pulp fibers and 25% to 100% regenerated cellulosic fibers without fiber binding materials and may further comprise a colorant.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366838

Plant cultivation apparatus

A plant cultivation apparatus according to the present technology includes a cultivation space where a cultivation environment is controllable, and a plurality of cultivation shelves disposed in the cultivation space. An air conditioner for supplying airflow to the cultivation shelves is provided in an upper region of the cultivation space. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366837

Modular greenhouse with a method

The invention could be a prefabricated modular greenhouse comprising a plurality of sections, each section constructed from a framework further creating an open space that is enclosed by a cover attached to the framework; a first group of sections from the plurality of sections forming a plurality of foldable panels, two or more foldable panels being connected together in a manner to allow the one foldable panel to fold upon the second foldable panel for a compact state; a second group of sections from the plurality of sections are connected together to form at least one non-foldable panel; and the connected non-foldable panels and the at least one foldable panel being removably connected to form an assembled modular greenhouse that allows additional non-foldable panels non-foldable panels or both to be added to assembled modular greenhouse to subsequently change one or more architectural details of the assembled modular greenhouse.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366836

Stagger stacked flowerpot and stereo greening wall space formed by combining of flowerpots in stagger stacked mode

The invention discloses a stagger stacked flowerpot, which is characterized in that: the stagger stacked flowerpot is comprised of a flowerpot body, in which a soil baffle is provided to divide the flowerpot body into a plant and compost space and a water storage space; the soil baffle is provided with a water groove, which effectively separates the irrigated water from the soil. The invention has the advantages as simple structure, preferable rigidity, security, stability, reliability, convenient plantation, low construction and maintenance cost, fast irrigation and easy control thereof, and water-soil separation, and is suitable for building masonry walls, commercial spaces, residences and so on.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366835

Plant labeling system and garden tools

A plant labeling system includes an adjustable, malleable support made of weather-resistant material, a tag made of weather-resistant material removably secured to the support and a label removable affixed to the tag corresponding to a predetermined type of plant. The system may also include an electronic identification beacon removably attached to at least one of the support, tag or label. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366834

Wavelength emitting electronic device

A wavelength emitting electronic device for enhancing growth of a plurality of plants includes a supporting frame member, at least one printed circuit board (pcb), and an optically transmittive material. The supporting frame member includes a first surface and a second surface. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366833

Method for controlling growth of a plant

The present invention relates to a method for controlling the growth of a plant, the plant being of a predetermined type and arranged in a controlled environment subject to receiving illumination of a mixture of natural and artificial light. The invention also relates to a corresponding system for controlling the growth of a plant and to a computer program product.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366832

Over-center linkage system for an agricultural accumulator

An accumulator is coupled to an agricultural baler and is configured to support a crop package exiting the baler. The accumulator includes an accumulator frame coupled to a wheel supported on a surface and a carriage pivotably coupled to the accumulator frame about a first rotational axis for movement between a first position and a second position. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366831

Round baler

A round baler is provided with a bale-forming chamber and boundary apparatus of the bale-forming chamber that can be moved into an open position for ejecting a completed bale. The axial dimensions of the bale-forming chamber can be changed by at least one side wall that can be moved by means of an adjustment drive. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366830

Unloading ramp for a round baler

An unloading ramp for a round baler includes an elongated, flexible carrier that has one end that can be attached or is attached to the round baler and on whose top side there is a rolling surface for a bale ejected from the round baler.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366829

Round baler and feeding roller for wrapping material

A round baler is equipped with a bale-forming chamber, a storage reservoir for wrapping material, and a feeding roller that can be set into rotation at a specified rotational speed, in order to specify the speed at which the wrapping material is introduced from the storage reservoir into the bale-forming chamber. The feeding roller has, in its axially central area, a larger diameter than in its axial edge areas.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366828

Grain processing assembly for a combine

A grain processing assembly having a feeder assembly with a discharge end that is adjacent and above an opening in a thresher assembly.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366827

Baler rotor assembly strippers

Rotor assemblies for conveying crop material from a pick-up device of a baler apparatus into the baling chamber are disclosed. In some embodiments, the assemblies include a rotor stripper having a head section and a tail section removably attached to the head section to remove crop material from the rotating teeth of the assembly.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366826

Pick-up device of a forage implement

Pick-up devices of a forage implement such as a round baler are disclosed. In some embodiments, a back-plate of the pick-up device for attaching stripper bands includes chambers to receive the bands.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366825

Tine mounting pads

Mounting pads for attaching tines to a pick-up device of a crop implement such as a round baler are disclosed. In some embodiments, the mounting pad includes a tab portion that is hinged to loop around the connecting loop of the tine.. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366824

Electro-hydraulic drive system

Provided is an electro-hydraulic drive system including first and second electro-hydraulic transmissions for driving respective wheels, the transmissions each including an electric motor, a hydraulic pump driven by the electric motor, and a hydraulic motor drive by the hydraulic pump. When used in a turf vehicle, such as a zero-turn-radius mower, the electro-hydraulic drive system operates the wheels independently from an engine of the mower, thereby allowing the mower to be moved without having to start the engine. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366823

Agricultural rake assembly

An agricultural rake assembly includes a frame. A plurality of wheels is coupled to the frame. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366822

Base cutter blade

An improved base cutter blade suited for use in a sugar cane harvester. The preferred improved blade has a generally elongated flat body with opposing longitudinal edges. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366821

Crop mat measurement through stereo imaging

A method comprising receiving a scan or plural images of crop material located in an area between a cutting portion of a header and an input end of a conveyor of an agricultural machine, the header coupled to the agricultural machine; determining a crop material throughput based on the scan or the plural images; and adjusting a machine parameter of the agricultural machine based on the crop material throughput.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366820

Method of mower including supporting member for cutting around or near obstacles

A method for mowing around an obstacle. A mower arm is pivotally connected to a supporting member supportively connect to a supporting vehicle. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366819

Replaceable mower blade assembly

A replaceable mower blade for attachment to a mounting member operatively connected to a mower is provided. The blade includes a central portion having opposing side edges, a top surface, and a bottom surface. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366818

Robotic lawn mower with boundary stands

At least some embodiments of the present invention disclose a robotic lawn mowing system coupled with boundary stands to control and to monitor the moving of the robotic lawn mower. The robotic lawn mower uses boundary stands to identify the lawn boundary, to determine the position of the robotic lawn mower in a lawn, and to define the mowing routes. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366817

Ignition system switch monitoring assembly

A lawn care device may include an engine to selectively power the lawn care device, a frame supporting the engine of the lawn care device, and an ignition interface having a processor therein to enable selective powering of the lawn care device based at least in part on operation of the ignition interface. The ignition interface may include a switch monitoring assembly configured to enable the processor to monitor status of a plurality of switches associated with respective components of the lawn care device. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366816

Fork and shovel combination assembly

A fork and shovel combination assembly includes a frame with a first wall and a second wall. The first wall has a first edge and a second edge positioned opposite of each other. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366815

Guidiance system and method based on dead reckoning positioning and heading augmented by gnss and predictive path selection

A robust system and method for positioning and heading for guidance or logging agricultural input placement amounts and locations is disclosed and can be used to aid or direct treatment of a field that has only partial or temporary access to a reliable gnss signal. The guidance information or data can be stored in memory and output to a video display terminal or the visual display of a computing unit (e.g. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366814

Seed meter system with singulator control

A seed meter system with singulators that are automatically controlled while planting to reduce instances of skips and doubles, without requiring stopping for manual adjustment of singulators. This allows the seed meter system to automatically adjust the singulators to compensate for variations in rotational speed of seed disks of the seed meters, variations in vacuum pressure within the seed meters, and variations in the size(s) of seeds being planted to reduce instances of skips and doubles while planting. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366813

Control apparatus for utility machine

A control apparatus for a utility machine configured to automatically work outdoors including a work actuator installed in the utility machine, a setting unit setting a time schedule of the utility machine in advance, an information acquiring unit acquiring current and future weather information for a work site or nearby, an adjusting unit adjusting the time schedule based on the weather information acquired by the information acquiring unit, and an actuator control unit controlling the work actuator so that the utility machine works in accordance with a time schedule adjusted by the adjusting unit.. . ...

12/22/16 / #20160366812

Apparatus to reliably locate pull-type implement according to a localizing signal

A shifting module for releasable securement on the lower two arms of a conventional three-point hitch of a tractor and for laterally shifting a pull-type implement mounted on the shifting module. The shifting module includes a lateral support having a pin on either end section for grasping and securement by the lower two arms of the three-point hitch. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366811

Aerator fertilizer apparatus

A self propelled aerator and fertilizer apparatus 10 is provided. The apparatus 10 includes an elongated frame 12, having front wheels 20 and rear wheels 22 coupled to the frame. ...

12/22/16 / #20160366810

Field cultivator blade installation device

A device to facilitate the installation of a cultivator blade on a shank. The device comprises a frame having a configuration complementary to the peripheral configuration of the blade and defining a channel that fits over the cultivator blade to seat at least a portion of the edges or wings of the blade as well as to protect the tip of the blade. ...

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Single-piece cuffed jewelry sleeve and display board set: display-travel-storage all-in-one protective set.

This invention is a revolutionary protective cuffed jewelry sleeve and jewelry display board set for storing and protecting each individual pieces of jewelry stored within group storage of multiple items. Revolutionizing existing group storage solutions and adaptable to new and creative storage containers and hanging mechanism with effective protection and permanent organization of multiple pieces of jewelry stored together including eliminating damaging tangling, bunching and/or folding from use of under-sized jewelry boxes and drop-in bags and pouches commonly used for single-piece jewelry storage. ...

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Motion device for children

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a children's motion device configured to oscillate a child support about a substantially upright axis of rotation. In various embodiments, the portion of the child support configured for supporting the head of a child positioned therein is configured to remain substantially aligned with the axis of rotation as the child support oscillates.. ...

12/15/16 / #many herbicidal compositions have been developed and are presently used. however, weeds to be controlled are various in types and their emergence extends over a long period. accordingly, it is desired to develop a herbicidal composition which has a broad herbicidal spectrum, a high activity and a long-lasting effect.
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12/15/16 / #a method for production of near sterile whey protein concentrates is proposed, which comprises the following steps:
12/15/16 / #a method for processing waste chewing gum to form granules, wherein the granules have a d50 diameter is provided, the method comprising the step of granulating the waste chewing gum in a granulator, the granulator having a screen comprising a plurality of rectangular holes through which the granulated material passes, wherein the holes have a side of length x; and where the following relationship applies:

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12/15/16 / #20160360981

Blood pressure measuring apparatus and method of operating the same

A blood pressure measuring apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The blood pressure measuring apparatus includes: a strap; and a main body that is rotatably connected to the strap, wherein the main body includes: a first pulse wave measurer configured to measure a first pulse wave; a second pulse wave measurer that is spaced apart from the first pulse wave measurer at a regular interval and is configured to measure a second pulse wave; and a blood pressure measurer configured to analyze the first pulse wave and the second pulse wave and determine a blood pressure based on the analyzed first pulse wave and the analyzed second pulse wave.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360980

Method and system for cardiovascular disease assessment and management

An embodiment of a method for assessing cardiovascular disease in a user with a body region using a mobile computing device including a camera module, includes receiving a time series of image data of a body region of the user, the time series of image data captured during a time period; generating a photoplethysmogram dataset from the time series of image data; generating a processed ppg dataset; determining a cardiovascular parameter value of the user based on the processed ppg dataset; fitting a chronobiological model to (1) the cardiovascular parameter value, and (2) a subsequent cardiovascular parameter value, characterizing a cardiovascular parameter variation over time of the user based on the fitted chronobiological model; and presenting an analysis of the cardiovascular parameter variation to the user at the mobile computing device.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360979

Imaging fluid flow into a region of interest

The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (141) from an imaging zone (108). The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a memory (134, 136) for storing machine executable instructions (150, 152, 154, 156) and pulse sequence commands (140). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360978

Interferometric focusing beam optical cardiovascular sensor

This application discloses a potable, easy-to-use miniature cardiovascular sensor that is capable of monitoring heart rate, blood flow and blood pressure 24/7, using optical non-invasive method. It utilizes interferometric detection to improve signal to noise ratio. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360977

Method and apparatus for heart rate monitoring using an electrocardiogram sensor

A method and corresponding apparatus employ a time-varying spectral analysis approach for reconstructing an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal that includes motion artifacts. The motion artifacts are produced by motion of an ecg sensor relative to a sensing location. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360976

Side-loading connectors for use with intravascular devices and associated systems and methods

Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, side-loading electrical connectors for use with intravascular devices are provided. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360975

Posture-induced changes to physiological parameters

Methods and devices for analyzing posture-induced changes to physiological parameters of a patient (e.g., ejection time, heart rate, etc.) to provide an assessment of one or more conditions of the patient.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360974

Blood pressure measurement using a wearable device

Systems and methods for performing a blood pressure measurement are provided. An example method includes simultaneously recording, by a wearable device, an electrocardiogram (ecg) and photoplethysmogram (ppg). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360973

Medical apparatus, phisiological parameter analyzing method and computer readable medium

A medical apparatus includes a light emitter configured to emit light beams of different wavelengths to living tissue, a light detector configured to detect the light beams of different wavelengths emitted from the light emitter, an acquiring section that calculates absorbances of arterial blood for the respective light beams of different wavelengths based on the light beams detected by the light detector, that acquires a pulse waveform based on the absorbances, and that acquires a parameter corresponding to an oxygen saturation from a ratio of the absorbances, a detecting section that detects variation of the parameter corresponding to the oxygen saturation acquired by the acquiring section, and an evaluating section that evaluates the pulse waveform acquired for a purpose of pulse wave analysis by the acquiring section based on a result of the detection by the detecting section.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360972

Biological information measurement device, device provided with same, and biological information measurement system

A biological information measurement device includes a pulse wave detector having a light emitter for irradiating a living body with light and a light receiver for receiving reflected light of the light emitted from the living body when the light emitter irradiates the living body with the light, and detecting pulse wave information of the living body based on the reflected light received in the light receiver; an operator for determining an autonomic nerve function based on the pulse wave information of the living body detected by the pulse wave detector; and a controller configured so as to control the pulse wave detector and the operator. The pulse wave detector, the operator, and the controller are provided in a measuring device main body case.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360971

Monitoring health status of people suffering from chronic diseases

A method and systems for monitoring health status of chronically ill people are provided. An example system includes a wearable device with sensors, with the wearable device being designed to be worn on a wrist of a patient. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360970

Wearable device for taking thermal and visual measurements from fixed relative positions

Wearable devices for taking symmetric thermal measurements. One device includes first and second thermal cameras physically coupled to a frame worn on a user's head. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360969

Method and apparatus for measuring and displaying dental plaque, gingiva, and alveolar bone

A method and an apparatus for measuring and displaying dental plaque are provided, and the method includes the steps of dividing near infrared light output from a light source into measurement light and reference light, applying the measurement light toward a tooth in an oral cavity and scanning the tooth with the measurement light, producing interference light from reflected light and back-scattered light from the tooth and the reference light, generating an optical coherence tomographic image based on a scattering intensity value of the interference light, extracting a dental plaque region having a specific scattering intensity value from the optical coherence tomographic image, and quantifying the dental plaque. A method and an apparatus for measuring and displaying gingiva and/or alveolar bone are further provided. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360968

Fnirs system and sensor assembly

Disclosed are sensor assemblies and a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fnirs) system. A sensor assembly includes at least one a motor configured to vibrate a sensing optode at a first frequency. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360967

Light detection device including light detector, light coupling layer, and light shielding film, light detection system, and optical device

A light detection device according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a light detector having a main surface and including at least one first detector and at least one second detector disposed along the main surface; a light coupling layer disposed on or apart from the light detector and including a first low-refractive-index layer, a first high-refractive-index layer disposed on the first low-refractive-index layer and including a first grating, and a second low-refractive-index layer disposed on the first high-refractive-index layer, the first high-refractive-index layer having a higher refractive index than the first and second low-refractive-index layers; and a light shielding film disposed on the light coupling layer and including at least one light transmitting region and at least one light shielding region adjacent to the at least one light transmitting region.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360966

Optical examination method and optical examination device

A method of performing an optical examination on a test object and an optical examination device. The method includes obtaining a first detection light quantity distribution that is a detection light quantity distribution obtained for each of a plurality of optical models that simulate the test object, obtaining, using the optical sensor, a second detection light quantity distribution that is a distribution of an amount of light detected on the test object, and selecting based on the first light quantity distribution and the second detection light quantity distribution, an optical model suited to the test object from the plurality of optical models. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360965

Mesh network personal emergency response appliance

A monitoring system includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a user activity sensor including a wireless mesh transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes using the wireless mesh network; and a digital monitoring agent coupled to the wireless transceiver through the wireless mesh network to request assistance from a third party based on the user activity sensor.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360964

Ophthalmic examination system and management apparatus

According to one embodiment, an ophthalmic examination system includes a plurality of ophthalmic examination apparatuses and a management apparatus that manages the operational status of the ophthalmic examination apparatuses. The ophthalmic examination system includes a receiver, a counting unit, a storage device, and a storage controller. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360963

Fundus observation apparatus

Distribution information of examination results of eye fundus is displayed. An imaging part carries out movie imaging of fundus. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360962

Anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging device and anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging method

An anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging device and an anterior ocular segment optical coherence tomographic imaging method that can accurately analyze the shape of a crystalline lens by identifying the boundary of each layer of the crystalline lens in a tomographic image of an anterior ocular segment of a subject's eye, which is taken by optical coherence tomography. A layer boundary detector calculates brightness gradients from brightness values in a tomographic image of an anterior ocular segment of a subject's eye, which is taken by optical coherence tomography, in a depth direction of the tomographic image from a cornea to a retina, detect edges b1, b2, b3, and b4 that are larger than a predetermined threshold, and identify a boundary of each layer of the crystalline lens l from positions of the edge b1, b2, b3, and b4.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360961

Optical coherence tomography systems integrated with surgical microscopes

Some embodiments of the present inventive concept provide optical coherence tomography (oct) systems for integration with a microscope. The oct system includes a sample arm coupled to the imaging path of a microscope. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360960

Laser eye surgery system

A laser eye surgery system includes a laser source, a ranging subsystem, an integrated optical subsystem, and a patient interface assembly. The laser source produces a treatment beam that includes a plurality of laser pulses. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360959

Tracking system for surgical optical coherence tomography

An oct tracking system includes an imaging unit operable to generate a fundus image of a patient's eye and a tracking system operable to process the fundus image to determine a location of a surgical instrument inserted into the patient's eye. The oct tracking system further includes an oct system including an oct light source operable to generate an oct imaging beam and a beam scanner. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360958

Ophthalmic examination apparatus and ophthalmic examination system

According to one embodiment, an ophthalmic examination apparatus includes an examination unit and an analyzer. The examination unit is used to optically examine a subject's eye. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360957

Mouth mirror apparatus

A mouth mirror apparatus is adapted to be connected to a suction device and includes a mounting frame, an elongated handle, and a mirror member. The mirror member is rotatably mounted on a major wall of the mounting frame and can be driven to rotate when the suction device is actuated. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360956

Full spectrum led illuminator

An apparatus for providing a light output to an optical guide for illumination of an imaged object including a plurality of solid state light-emitting sources each of which are independently powered and independently controlled, each light-emitting source emitting light at a wavelength which is different from the wavelength emitted by the other light-emitting sources. The apparatus also includes a heat sink configured to thermally couple the plurality of solid state light-emitting sources and provide conduction of heat generated by the plurality of solid state light-emitting sources. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360955

Laparoscopic eye wiper

The present invention is a laparoscopic eye cleaner that can be used intra-abdominally. This laparoscopic instrument will save time and money. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360954

Imagery system

An imagery system includes: a camera having a field of view; a light source including a source of structured light, the light source movable relative to the camera; and at least one processor. The at least one processor is programmed to determine, at least, estimated locations of points on a surface exposed to the structured light according to image data received from the field of view of the camera. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360953

Method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional image information

A method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional image information is disclosed. The apparatus includes a lens having a single imaging path operable to direct light captured within a field of view of the lens to an aperture plane of the lens. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360952

Medical instrument and medical system

The medical instrument 1 includes a wire 5, a flexible sheath 6 through which the wire 5 is inserted, a wire driving unit 4 for driving the wire 5, a passive unit 2 that is put into operation as the wire 5 is driven, a sheath pulling unit 14, 17, 21, 51, and a sheath lock unit 12, 13, 20 for locking movement of the sheath 6.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360951

Bend shape estimation system, tubular insertion system, and bend shape estimation method of bend member

When a predetermined range of a bend member is divided into a plurality of segments which neighbor in order in a longitudinal direction and are estimation units each having at least information of a length, a curvature and a direction for estimating a bend shape of the bend member, a shape estimation unit includes a segment shape estimation unit which estimates a shape of each of the segments by using segment information including at least one piece of curvature information with respect to each segment, and a bend member shape estimation unit which estimates the bend shape in the predetermined range by connecting end portions of each two neighboring segments, such that tangent directions of end portions of the shapes of the two neighboring segments coincide and directions around the tangent directions coincide.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360950

Medical instrument, medical system, and mode transition method for medical instruments

The medical instrument a wire, a flexible sheath through which the wire is inserted, a wire driving unit for driving the wire, a passive unit that is put into operation as the wire is driven, a sheath pulling unit for pulling the sheath, a sheath lock unit for locking movement of the sheath, and a control unit for switching among a run-up mode in which the passive unit and the wire driving unit are still disconnected, a sheath free mode in which the sheath is not locked and so set free, a sheath slack adjustment mode in which a slack in the sheath is adjusted to lock the sheath in place and a master/slave mode in which the passive unit connected to the wire driving unit is put into a drivable state.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360949

Slack correction mechanism, manipulator, and manipulator system

The slack correction mechanism includes a distal-end pulley that is rotatable with respect to a given axis, a distal-end wire wound around the distal-end pulley, a first supporting part including a first base, a first friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on one side and a first biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on one end side with respect to the first friction portion, the first supporting part being adapted to support one side of the distal-end wire, and a second supporting part including a second base, a second friction portion around which the distal-end wire is looped on the other side and a second biasing portion that biases the distal-end wire in a pulling direction on the other side with respect to the second friction portion, the second supporting part being adapted to support the other side of the distal-end wire.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360948

Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes: a light source that generates illuminating light to be emitted from a distal end of an insertion portion to be inserted into a subject; an illumination controller that receives a light control signal and to control emission of the illuminating light according to the light control signal; a light receiving unit in which pixels is provided in a matrix form, each pixel being configured to perform photoelectric conversion on light from the subject irradiated with the illuminating light to generate an electrical signal; a reading unit that sequentially reads, for each line, the electrical signal; and an imaging controller that performs imaging control that alternately repeats read processing for causing the reading unit to sequentially read, for each line, the electrical signal from the light receiving unit, and exposure processing for exposing the light receiving unit.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360947

Medical system and treatment tool calibrating method

A medical system includes a treatment tool including a treatment portion, a joint portion, a flexible tube portion, and a drive unit; an endoscope device including an outer sheath that holds the treatment tool and an imaging unit that is capable of acquiring an image including at least the joint portion; and a control unit that controls an operation of the treatment tool. The control unit includes a table that has a parameter for causing the joint portion to move, a controller that issues a command for controlling the drive unit based on the parameter to the drive unit, an image processing unit that calculates at least one of a position and an orientation of the joint portion based on the image, and a compensation value calculating unit that detects displacement of the joint portion, generates a compensation value, and incorporates the compensation value into the parameter.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360946

Dishwasher appliance

A dishwasher appliance includes a rack assembly. A bracket of the rack assembly has a post and a support projection that defines a plurality of slots. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360945

Diverter for selective fluid flow in a dishwashing appliance

A diverter for a dishwasher appliance that can be used to provide more options for directing fluid among various spray arms or spray devices in a dishwasher appliance. The diverter can be used e.g., to select between fluid delivery to both the upper and lower spray arm assemblies or to both the upper and middle spray arm assemblies.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360944

Fluid pump volute diversion system, solids collection system and related methods for a washing machine

A fluid pump volute offshoot system for debris diversion and collection, a solids collection system, and related methods, for a pot and pan, or other, similar, washing machine is provided.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360943

Upright steam mop with auxiliary hose

A steam mop with an upright handle assembly pivotally mounted to a foot includes a fluid distribution system. The fluid distribution system includes a steam generator, a fluid distributor in the foot that applies steam to a floor surface and an auxiliary hose that applies steam to above-floor surfaces.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360942

Floor treatment apparatus

The present invention relates generally to an apparatus for cleaning or otherwise treating a floored surface that includes a platform adapted to support the weight of an operator. In addition, one embodiment of the present invention is capable of generally performing 360e turns to facilitate the treatment of difficult to access portions of the floored surface.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360941

Floor treatment apparatus

The present invention relates generally to an apparatus for cleaning or otherwise treating a floored surface that includes a platform adapted to support the weight of an operator. In addition, one embodiment of the present invention is capable of generally performing 360e turns to facilitate the treatment of difficult to access portions of the floored surface.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360940

Methods and systems for movement of an automatic cleaning device using video signal

A method of causing a mobile robotic device, such as an automated cleaning device, to navigate an area includes using a video camera to collect visual information associated with an area in which a mobile robotic device is located. A system receives information from the video camera, wherein the information comprises a value associated with a detected color in the area. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360939

Portable vacuum cleaning apparatus for a combustion chamber

The present invention provides a portable vacuum cleaning apparatus for use on an opening in a combustion chamber. The portable vacuum cleaning apparatus includes: a shield with one or more connectors each independently configured to provide an air tight seal with an opening of a combustion chamber; a first aperture fitting protruding through the shield and connected to a first air hose with an air source and a second air hose with a nozzle; a second aperture fitting protruding through the shield and connected to a vacuum source, a third aperture fitting protruding through the shield and connected to a glove. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360938

Toilet training device

A toilet training device may include an ornamental support device and an attachment device. The ornamental support device may be adapted to rest upon a floor with a centerline of the ornamental support device aligned with a centerline of a toilet. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360937

Stool for use with a toilet

A stool is provided that provides a raised heel squat position to a user that engages the stool. The raised heel squatting position promotes a healthy and productive experience on a toilet. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360936

Baffled chamber bathing device and methods

A baffled chamber bathing device and a method of making same are provided. The baffled chamber bathing device includes a generally elongated piece of porous fabric having a length. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360935

Global backflow prevention assembly

A backflow prevention assembly for global use with dispensers requiring a variety of backflow prevention devices based on regulatory standards is provided. The assembly includes a housing comprising first and second housing members and including quick connector attachments extending therefrom. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360934

Hanging caddy device

A hanging caddy device is provided that is adapted to be supported by a towel rod or equivalent, and support products thereon. The caddy device comprises two or more vertical stringers, a lower cross member, and a shelf between the stringers. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360933

Modular suspendable organizational apparatus

Modular suspendable organizational apparatus comprising at least one receptacle element are disclosed. In an aspect, organizational apparatus are provided that include at least one modular component that facilitates adjustment of the size of an apparatus's frame and/or adjustment, addition, and/or removal of the at least one receptacle element associated with the apparatus.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360932

User support device for installation within a shower

Disclosed is a user support device for installation within a shower wherein, the shower comprises an enclosure with an open side for access there into. The device comprises an elongate vertical support member secured within the shower closer to the threshold thereof wherein, the vertical member extends from the shower floor, and at least one elongate horizontal support member extending between vertical member and inner surface of the of the shower. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360931

Container holder

A container holder, which is constituted from a “t”-shaped flat template having a central section (1) and two lateral sections (2 and 3). The central section (1) presents two longitudinal bending lines (4), which delimit an intermediate area (5), along which two openings (7 and 8) are made with an outline similar to that of the containers to be transported, and two end strips (6) which are equal and of less width than the intermediate area. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360930

Adjustable food support

An adjustable food support includes a stabilizing member and a plurality of support members. Each support member may include two opposing intermediate sections, two opposing interfacing surfaces, and a connecting section. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360929

Detachable handle and cookware vessel

The cookware vessel has an outward extending bracket below the rim which preferably includes a channel bracket for receiving a locking key attached to the detachable handle. The detachable handle has a proximal end which is intended to receive the extending bracket of the vessel and position the key for locked engagement when rotated by a level. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360928

Grilling tool

A grilling tool may include tongs having arms and a hinge that pivotally connects proximal ends of the arms to each other. The arms may be configured to be moved between a closed position wherein distal ends of the arms are in close proximity, and an open position wherein the distal ends of the arms are spaced apart from each other. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360927

Blending appliance with paddle blade

A blending appliance is provided including a motorized base, a blending container, and a blade assembly fitted into an opening of the blending container and rotatably coupled to the motorized base when the blending container is mounted on the motorized base. The blade assembly includes a lower blade element disposed on a spindle performing blending operations on ingredients at a lower end of the blending container; and an upper working element disposed on a shaft spaced apart from the lower blade element, and including an upper working portion and a lower working portion spaced apart from the upper working portion. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360926

Grill

A grill includes a base seat and a grill mechanism. The grill mechanism is mounted to the base seat, and includes a lower grill unit, an upper grill unit pivoted to the lower grill unit, and an auxiliary heating unit disposed on one of the upper and lower grill units. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360925

Charcoal grill comprising a height-adjustable charcoal rack

A charcoal grill (1) includes a charcoal rack (3) arranged in a grill housing (2) and a lifting device (4) for the charcoal rack (3). First and second actuating bars (6, 9) are pivotably mounted to sides of the charcoal rack (3). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360924

Grilling appliance having air jacket for smoke removal and ventilation

A ventilated grilling device includes a plurality of grates each having interior channels defined therein, a housing positioned at a first end of each of the plurality of grates, the housing having a ventilating interior in communication with each of the interior channels, a heat-conductive ceramic plate positioned below the plurality of grates, wherein the space defined between the top surface of the ceramic plate and the grates defines a suction jacket that is in fluid communication with the ventilating interior of the housing and a heat source positioned below the ceramic plate, wherein heat from the heat source is thermally transferred through the ceramic plate and up to a cooking region positioned proximate an upper portion of the plurality of grates.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360923

Grill with safety system

An electric grill for cooking food items comprises: a receptacle for receiving fats and breakaway solids generated during the cooking of the food; and a safety mechanism configured to prevent the grill from operating without at least one movement of the receptacle subsequent to the grill being powered on. Optionally, other safety features include, a fire suppression system, temperatures sensors, proximity sensors for detecting obstructions near the grill, weight sensors, liquid level sensors and infrared photo-interrupter sensors for detecting whether the tray has been removed from the grill, since the grill's last operation.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360922

Air guide member in an air-based fryer

The present invention relates to an air guide member (10) for an apparatus for preparing food by circulation of hot air in a food preparation chamber, the air guide member comprising, an air deflecting structure (12), a protected region (14) for collecting residual material from the food preparation chamber. The air deflecting structure (12) has a deflection surface (18) with a deflection orientation (20) that leads away from the protected region (14). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360921

Hands-free automatic food stirring appliance

The invention provides an improved automatic spinner for food items which may be utilized for unattended stirring of foods during cooking using self-contained electrical power while performing in various timed modes. The automatic stirrer with spinners of the invention is capable of going in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360920

Multi-layered exothermic microwave cookware

Some embodiments provide a multi-layered exothermic microwave cooking apparatus. The apparatus includes an inner cooking plate shell having top and bottom faces. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360919

Beverage brewing systems and methods for using the same

A beverage brewing system including one or more features for improving flavor extraction from various beverage materials.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360918

Rotary tea maker

A rotary tea maker includes a tea cup and a tea infuser. After the tea is brewed in a tea brewing room of the tea infuser, through rotation of the tea infuser, the tea is discharged from the tea brewing room to be stored in a tea room of the tea cup for use. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360917

Portable coffee brewing device

A portable coffee brewing device includes a lid pivotally connected to an upper end of the container by a hinge and button. A heating element housing and an electrical component housing is connected to a lower end of the container. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360916

Steam generating device and thermal cooking apparatus

A steam generating device (100) includes a heat source (103), a steam generating container (101) made of a metal having the heat source (103) cast therein, and a lid portion (102) covering an upper opening of the steam generating container (101) and forming a steam generating space (p1) together with the steam generating container (101).. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360915

Decorative tree ornament

A decorative tree ornament that is positioned atop a tree and that lights up and plays music while presenting an ornamental display that is attached to a rotating platform. The rotating is driven by a motor and support by a sheath that is designed to be fitted about the top of the tree. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360914

Artificial evergreen tree

An artificial evergreen tree is provided having a plurality of branch rings. Each branch ring includes a plurality of nests. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360913

Tray

A tray, platter or carrying structure may include a substantially flat lower surface or panel, a substantially flat upper surface or panel, a first set of side walls extending between the lower surface or panel and the upper surface, and a second set of side walls extending upward from the lower surface. The first and second set of side walls may form, with the lower surface, a compartment for carrying for example drinks, food or other items. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360912

Water bottle carrier

A water bottle carrier contains: a body. The body includes a first part and a second part which are connected together to define an accommodating chamber, and the first part and the second part are removed from each other. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360911

Strap down beverage holder

An insulated beverage container holder with a cover for protecting the opened beverage container from contamination from splashed water, dust, or other environmental contamination. The beverage holder has a strap which allows the beverage holder to be strapped to the frame of a raft or similar structure on bikes, canoes, kayaks, hot air balloons, and other structures.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360910

Beverage container

A beverage container for preventing or inhibiting moisture collection on a lower surface thereof the beverage container comprising a liquid receptacle portion for containing a beverage, the liquid receptacle portion having inner and external surfaces defined by at least one upstanding wall and a base; a support portion disposed below the base of the liquid receptacle portion; and a liquid collection device interposed between the liquid receptacle portion and the support portion for in-use collecting excess liquid present on the external surface of the liquid receptacle portion.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360909

Thermal cup

A disposable thermal cup containing a substance for consumption or dispensing which has the look and feel of a traditional cup or mug and which can be chilled or heated by microwave.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360908

Baby feeder

A toy baby feeder has a syringe feeding tube formed therein to hold and dispense food to a child. An integral opening formed on a first end of the toy baby feeder is provided to take in and expel the food from the a syringe feeding tube. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360907

Beverage sip regulating apparatus and related methods

The subject matter of the present application discloses a beverage sip regulating apparatus connectable to a beverage container, the beverage sip regulating apparatus, comprising: an entrance port through which beverage enters the beverage sip regulating apparatus; a beverage compartment for receiving a sip amount of beverage from the beverage container; a spout through which the beverage flows out of the beverage sip regulating apparatus; and, a regulation system for regulating one or more predetermined characteristics of the beverage stored in the beverage compartment.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360906

Stemmed and stemless drinking vessel

A drinking vessel is provided with a cup and a cap that can be on top of the cup to form a stemless assembly and beneath the cup to form a stemmed assembly. The cap has a stem that extends upwardly in the first assembly and downwardly in the second assembly. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360905

Fitted sheet

A fitted sheet which will fit both a standard-size twin mattress and an xl-size twin mattress without undue wrinkling or bunching of fabric is disclosed. This fitted sheet has a top panel, a first side panel attached to the top panel, a second side panel attached to the top panel, a front panel attached to the top panel, the first side panel and the second side panel, and a rear panel attached to the top panel, the first side panel and the second side panel. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360904

Wall-mounting brace for mirrors, artwork, and similar objects

A wall-mounting brace for mirrors, artwork, and similar objects is a device that is utilized to secure an object such as a mirror to a surface such as a wall. The device features an elongated brace that is used to hold the top of the mirror to the wall while the bottom of the mirror is held in place with a fastener such as a j-channel. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360903

Minimal framing apparatus and method

A frame for mounting artwork includes an upper set of substrates including an upper first substrate and an upper second substrate, wherein each of the upper first and second substrates include an inner surface and an outer surface. An inner surface of the upper first substrate includes one or more positively-aligned magnets in corresponding one or more cavities, and an inner surface of the upper second substrate includes one or more positively-aligned magnets in corresponding one or more cavities. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360902

Improved order rack or order reel

An apparatus for the display of orders, especially suited for use in restaurants, commercial kitchens and the like, includes a holder means for receiving and releasably retaining an order, and means upon which a plurality of said holder means can be releasably mounted for display, as well as for display, as well as for selective and controlled movement therealong. The holder mounting means may be in the form of either an elongate member or rail or a continuous loop.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360901

Apparatuses and kits for displaying items

A item-displaying apparatus and kit includes a post member having at least one opening formed in a sidewall thereof and at least one item-supporting frame. The frame includes a first branch member adapted to be inserted within the at least one opening, a second branch member having a item holder at its first portion and a linking member extending between the first branch member and the second branch member. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360900

Watt trimming controller for a heated glass temperature-controlled storage device

A controller for trimming power used by a heated glass temperature-controlled storage device comprising a frame and a door, the door comprising a door rail and a glass pane, wherein the glass pane includes a glass heater circuit, the controller comprising a variable impedance; a first impedance; a low pass filter; a diode for alternating current (diac); and a triode for alternating current (triac), wherein the controller is configured to adjust voltage from the ac power input to a first voltage; filter the first voltage; generate a gate current when the diac is on; generate a glass current when the triac is on; and provide the glass current to the glass heater circuit when the triac is on, wherein the variable impedance is adjusted so power used by the glass heater circuit is below a first predetermined value.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360899

Crib mountable noise suppressor

A noise suppressor for use with a crib includes a frame that is configured for being detachably coupled to a frame of the crib. The frame of the noise suppressor is configured to extend across an open top of the crib. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360898

Sling type child carrier

A sling type child carrier comprises a sheet and carrying portions extending from a top end and a bottom end of the sheet, the sheet having a left border and a right border opposite the left border. The carrier comprises at least one strap for running between the legs of a child seated in the carrier and forming a loop between the strap and the left or right border of the sheet for holding a leg of the child. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360896

Removable cover system

A removable cover system for preventing a chair from becoming soiled by food or liquids includes a chair that has a seat and a backrest. A cover is positionable on the seat such that the cover protects the seat from becoming stained.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360895

Mobility assistance devices and related methods

Extendable mobility assistance devices for use with a bed are disclosed herein. The mobility assistance devices include base legs that are inserted between a mattress and a box spring and a support rail that extends upward from the base legs. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360894

Bracket for retaining mattress and bed equipped with the same

An easily assembled bracket, adapted for being installed at an edge of a bed frame for retaining a mattress on the bed frame includes a fastener and a retainer. The fastener has two wings booth located on an imaginary plane, and a convex protruded from the imaginary plane. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360893

Accessory holder

An accessory holder that includes a an arcuate holding element having a mounting arm that is operatively attached to mounting foot where the mounting foot can be disposed onto a lawn or beach chair having woven strips of material under which the mounting foot can be inserted to temporarily retain the accessory holder such that the accessory holder can be used for storage of items such as drinks, jewelry, and other loose items while a person is resting upon the lawn or beach chair.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360892

Adjustable lumbar support for a chair back

An adjustable lumbar support for a chair back having a frame with a top end and a bottom end. The frame has a series of flexing zones and a series of control zones. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360891

Flexible chair

A chair comprising: a support structure including a rigid front fixing element, and an essentially l-shaped seating element, including a seat portion and a backrest portion connected to each other via an arcuate connecting portion, wherein the seat portion comprises a front fixing section fixed to said rigid front fixing element, a main seat section having a concave cross-section and a planar bending section located between said front fixing section and said main seat section and having a flat cross-section.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360890

Chair with variable positioning and support

An adjustable chair frame with a back and seating surfaces that flex to conform to the shape, weight and movement of an occupant is disclosed. The chair form and proportions provide for a recumbent position that disperses the weight of the occupant more evenly, thereby reducing external and internal physiological point loading. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360889

Chair with ergonomic motion features

A chair includes a seat pan member, a movement support frame, and at least two movement support members operatively connected to the seat pan member and the movement support frame. The at least two movement support members are configured to support the seat pan member in a floating manner for dynamic movement with respect to the movement support frame in at least one degree of freedom in a horizontal seating plane.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360888

Chair back assembly

A new chair back assembly is disclosed with attachment mechanisms that allow the chair back components to be relatively easily assembled while maintaining a slim profile and obscuring certain of the attachment mechanisms from view. In some embodiments, the chair back assembly includes a ring that attaches fabric or upholstery to the base of chair back. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360887

Chair

This disclosure describes a chair having a base frame, a seat support, and a backrest support. The seat support is connected to the backrest support. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360886

Pull and plate assembly

A pull and plate assembly is described that serves as a handle for a drawer or cabinet and a backing plate for attachment of the pull to the drawer or cabinet while facilitating the concealment of preexisting holes created by attachment of prior pulls to the cabinet or drawer surface as well as wear and tear damage caused by use of prior pulls when opening and closing the drawer or cabinet.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360885

Slide track assembly

A slide track assembly includes an outer track having a first unlocking face, a first stop face, and a second stop face. A middle track is slideably received in the outer track and includes a sliding groove. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360884

Drawer wall element and filler element for a drawer wall, and item of furniture

A drawer wall element for a drawer. A marginal section of a drawer base is insertable to form a drawer side wall that adjoins the drawer base. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360883

Furniture docking system

A furniture docking system includes a dock and various dock supports, including freestanding and non-freestanding dock supports. The dock includes an upper rail having a primary channel and a pair of auxiliary channels opening upwardly from an upper surface of the upper rail, and a pair of side channels opening outwardly from opposite sides of the upper rail.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360882

Freestanding desktop storage unit for support of a privacy panel

A desktop storage cabinet adapted to sit on a desktop and support a privacy panel. The storage cabinet includes an integrated horizontal slide pocket along its back open at least a first end of the storage element and adapted to receive and support a privacy panel which extends from within the slide pocket outwardly beyond the pocket.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360881

Apparatus and method for mounting an under-cabinet storage system

A unique apparatus and method for mounting an under-cabinet storage system which provides opposed arms having a ratchet mechanism, a sliding anchor bar, and a stationary anchor bar, and fixedly connected to one another by a central support. The under-cabinet storage system does not require tools, hardware, or fasteners to install or remove from the base of a cabinet and is hidden except for the storage compartment that is used to attach a variety of accessories including, but not limited to, cutlery or knife blocks, shelves, paper towel holders, hooks, lights, harnesses, or other structures where drilling holes and using penetrating fasteners are unwarranted, inconvenient, or ill-advised; such as cabinets in kitchens, baths, campers, boats, etc... ...

12/15/16 / #20160360880

Desktop organization and display stand system

A desktop organization and display stand system generally providing an integrated system for desks and workstations that is convertible between a conventional working surface, and a display shelf to support a variety of objects including electronic media, such as a tablet computer, laptop computer, smart phone, electronic display, flat panel monitor, television, books, magazines, other printed materials, other suitable object and/or electronic media, or any combination thereof.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360879

Height adjustable desk system

A height-adjustable desk having a desktop, at least one cabinet positioned beneath the desktop, and at least one height-adjustable column. The height-adjustable column has an upper end secured to the desktop and a lower end secured within the cabinet. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360878

Safety brake for telescoping furniture post

A braking device for a height-adjustable item of furniture is provided, within a gas pressure spring. The braking device includes a piston, which is arranged within a cylinder and in which a first fluid passage is provided as well as a piston rod and a second fluid passage, wherein a maximum speed of the height adjustment can be controlled by regulating the fluid passage within the gas pressure spring.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360877

Ratchet-based height adjustable system

Adjustable height systems that are easy to manufacture, cost effective and simple to use. The systems use a hidden ratchet mechanism to adjust their height without introducing pinch points or other safety concerns. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360876

Method and apparatus for toothbrush and flossing

An apparatus including a cover, a tooth brush device, and a flossing device. The cover may be configured to be attached or detached from the tooth brush device such that when attached, the cover covers the flossing device and prevents the flossing device from being used for flossing, and when detached, the cover allows the flossing device to be used for flossing. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360875

Cleaning apparatus

A cleaner assembly includes a main body having a first end with a handle portion and a second end with a removable cleaner head; a pneumatic motor contained within said main body; an actuator operatively associated with said motor; a rotational shaft operatively associated with said motor and with a rotational cleaner head support; and a cleaner head removably attached to said rotational shaft.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360874

Toothbrush with angled bristles

A toothbrush having a head extending along a longitudinal axis. The toothbrush has a handle extending along the longitudinal axis. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360873

Painting brush

There is provided a decorating painting brush head comprising a ferrule and a filament cluster. The ferrule comprises a brush handle receiving end and a filament cluster emerging end. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360872

Media cord managing zipper system

Media cord managing zipper systems in accordance with the present invention may comprise a zipper slider and a pull tab. Prongs may extend from the pull tab on opposing sides of a longitudinal axis of the pull tab. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360871

Clip and method for attaching an item to a strap worn by a person

A clip attaches an item, including a weight bearing item, to a strap worn by a person. The clip includes a body and a closure mechanism. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360870

Adjustable carrying device

An adjustable sheath for carrying an article includes a main body having a front surface, a rear surface opposite the front surface, and a peripheral edge, a receptacle configured to receive an article, wherein the receptacle is coupled to the front surface and the receptacle includes an outer surface, and a strap configured to retain the article within the receptacle, the strap including a first end portion removably coupled to the rear surface of the main body and a second end portion removably coupled to the outer surface of the receptacle. The top strap passes over the peripheral edge of the main body when coupled to the rear surface main body and the outer surface of the receptacle.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360869

Rotary ground auger base and stand for supporting articles

A rotary mounting stand for removably holding a decoy, camera or there selected device upright on the ground. The stand includes an upright rod with a helical coil or flights forming an auger having a point at the lower distal end to be fixedly and removably screwed into the ground to support the stand in an upright position. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360868

Tool pouch connector

A tool pouch connector for connecting a tool pouch to a safety harness having a waist pad assembly with a belt loop and a waist belt comprises a bar portion interconnecting a first end and a second end. At least one of the first end and the second end is movable relative to another of the first end and the second end to move between an open position and a closed position. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360867

Elastic strap assembly for long skateboard

An attachment kit for skateboards to facilitate carrying same when not being used has at least one and preferably two elastic cords adapted to be affixed to a bottom surface of the skateboard and extending longitudinally. The cords each carry a pad adapted to engage a shoulder area of a person when the straps are positioned over the shoulders such that the skateboard rests upon the person's back.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360866

Back carrier frame

A back carrier frame includes a base. The base includes a body and a retaining device. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360865

Portable bag with adjustable inner container

A portable bag includes an outer main body and an inner bag that can hold dry or wet contents. An inner bag adjustment mechanism adjusts the vertical, lateral and forward-rearward positions of the inner bag with respect to the outer main body such that the inner bag may be positioned anywhere within the main body. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360864

Bullet proof vest with backpack

A utility pack is provided. The utility pack is a combination of a vest and a bag. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360863

Loading and retrieval system for items stored in a pack

A pack having a body defining a volume for the containment of items. The body has a height, width, and depth, and, optionally, at least one body strap coupled to the pack body. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360862

Backpack with sash-style strap

A backpack is disclosed. The backpack may include a storage portion having at least one interior space for storage, the interior space accessible through a zippered opening, and a single sash-style strap attached to the storage portion and configured to support the storage portion when worn by a user. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360861

Apparatus and method for applying cosmetic eyebrows

Implementations of an apparatus and method for applying cosmetic eyebrows are provided. In some implementations, the eyebrow applicator may be used to apply a cosmetic eyebrow on each brow ridge of a user. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360860

Applicator for applying a cosmetic or care product to the eyelashes or eyebrows

The present invention relates to an applicator (2) for applying a cosmetic or care product to the eyelashes or eyebrows, having a moulded applicator member (8) having: —a core (10) that extends along a longitudinal axis (x), —spikes (18) that are carried by the core and extend from the core, a majority of the spikes being substantially parallel to one another, the core (10) having, at least in cross section, an outwardly concave overall shape, forming a cavity (20), spikes (18) being disposed inside the cavity (20) in the core.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360859

Cosmetic product applicator, in particular for mascara, and associated applicator assembly

An applicator (10) for cosmetic product, in particular for mascara, having a core (12) extending in a main direction of longitudinal extension, referred to as an axis of extension (x), and protrusions (30) projecting from the core (12) in directions that are substantially radial to the axis of extension (x). The protrusions (30) are moulded to the core (12). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360858

Apparatus and methods for modifying keratinous surfaces

A device for analyzing and treating tonal imperfections on human skin. The device, or apparatus has an applicator comprising a head and one or more nozzles, preferably the nozzles are arranged in an array. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360857

Arrangement applied in pinout for makeup cases

A pinout (1) made of engineering polymer (p). The pinout body is made up of beveled sections (2) alternated with vertices (3), which enable greater contact and mechanical interference with the walls of the cavities (4) of the base (5) and lid (6) of the makeup case (7) in which the vertices are inserted. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360856

Cosmetic pencil

A cosmetic pencil includes a tubular body (10); a screw bushing (20) which is inserted and fixed to the body, and is formed with a threaded passageway (21) therein; a lead holder (30) which is threadingly engaged with the screw bushing (20) by a threaded portion (31), and is formed with a lead assembling socket (32) to receive a lead (2) at a front portion; and a rotator (40) fitted for rotation into a rear portion of the body, wherein the lead holder (30) is formed with a polygonal insertion opening (35) at a rear portion thereof in a longitudinal direction, and a front portion of the rotator (40) is formed with a polygonal insertion rod (45) inserted in the insertion opening (35) so that the lead holder (30) turns together with the rotator (40), and the lead (2) is extended from the body (10) while being turned in a spiral direction, preventing release of the lead from the lead holder.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360855

Liquid cosmetics case

A liquid cosmetics case includes a body filled with a liquid content and having one end in which a valve insertion part communicating with a discharge hole is defined, a valve unit installed to be inserted into the insertion part, the valve unit opening and closing the discharge hole, a solder unit coupled to one end of the body to support the valve unit and in which a hollow discharge tube is provided, and a valve actuator unit rotatably coupled to the solder unit, the valve actuator being rotated to elevate a nozzle of the valve unit, thereby opening and closing the discharge hole, wherein, when the valve actuator is rotated to allow the valve nozzle to descend, the discharge hole is opened to discharge the content, and when the valve actuator is rotated to allow the valve nozzle to ascend, the discharge hole is closed to block the discharge of the content.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360854

Cartridges for use in an apparatus for modifying keratinous surfaces

A cartridge assembly for modifying a surface. The cartridge assembly has a body and a base, the body defines a reservoir having a standpipe. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360853

Hair comb body including measuring and leveling functions

A hair comb body physically associated with hair comb teeth having an electronic-based level that determines the angle of orientation of the associated hair comb teeth and a plurality of lights—visible from at least the front or back face of the body—that indicate the angle of orientation of the associated comb teeth as measured by the electronic-based level, wherein the electronic-based level can be selectively locked to a desired angle, such that the level selectively provides a human-perceivable indication (e.g. Audible and/or visual) when the comb teeth are oriented at the desired angle, thus, simplifying the provision of a consistent haircut. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360852

Musical comb

A personal grooming device a body defining a grasping surface defining an outer portion and an inner portion, as well as groups of members extending directly from the inner portion at varying depth so that the members are capable of playing a musical note or notes.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360851

Vacuum infusion hair coloring appliance

The hair coloring appliance includes a flexible cap which is adapted and sized to fit against the head of the user, covering the user's hair. The cap includes a sealing band which seals the edge of the cap to the user's head. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360850

Steam hairstyling appliance having a reduced-size base

Provided is a steam appliance intended to style hair, including: —a base having a fluid reservoir including means for demineralizing the fluid that are arranged upstream of said reservoir, —an intermediate chamber for raw fluid, said intermediate chamber being arranged upstream of said demineralizing means, —a cover intended to close said intermediate chamber, —a portable unit for styling the hair, said unit being remote from the base and having means for outputting steam in the direction of the hair, —a line including at least one duct intended to put the base and the portable unit into fluid communication, —means for vaporizing the fluid and means for outputting steam in the direction of the hair. Said intermediate chamber includes in its interior a splitter intended to increase the flow cross section of the fluid through the inlet of the demineralizing means.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360849

Quick and easy clamping device

A quick-tying device, preferably, combines objects that are to be tied together, especially, combines hair to form braids, ponytails or the like. The quick-tying device includes a flexible tightening device which can be shaped into a loop, and a stop element which is adjustable along the free ends of the tightening device. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360848

Hair retention device/hair pin

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to hair retention and securing devices that provide novel and efficient inconspicuous hair pins or clips that enable a user to retain his or her hair in a particular position while limiting the hair clip's exposure to the viewing public. The hair retention and securing device comprises a first leg pivotally connected to a second leg via a flexible member. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360847

Wavy-shaped electric straightening comb

A wavy-shaped electric straight comb, which includes a comb part and a handle. The comb part has a first comb and a second comb, and the first comb has a plurality of first comb teeth, and the second comb has a plurality of second comb teeth, a plurality of through holes, each formed between two adjacent second comb teeth, which the plurality of first comb teeth of the first comb respectively drills through the plurality of through holes of the second comb, and each first comb teeth is disposed between two corresponding adjacent comb teeth, for assembling the first comb and the second comb together, and each of the first comb teeth and the second comb teeth defines a wavy-shaped cross-section, and two adjacent first and second comb teeth keep an interval from 0.25 mm to 1.5 mm and define a wavy-shaped hair accommodating space.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360846

Hair iron and heat transfer material for hair iron

A hair iron has at least one heat transfer element that includes a substrate and a coating deposited on the substrate, the coating having a composition with at least 50 percent by mass of titanium and zirconium, a heating element, and an insulated grip region.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360845

Backpack cover device

A backpack cover device protects a backpack from contaminants, dirt, and debris during use. The device includes a sleeve having a closed bottom end and a peripheral wall extending from the closed bottom end defining an interior space. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360843

Multifunctional suit cover structure

A multifunctional suit cover structure contains: a body. The body includes a rear side plate and two front side plates. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360842

Threaded driving structure for automatic umbrella

A threaded driving structure for an automatic umbrella contains: a first stick section and a second stick section fitted on and sliding relative to the first stick section. The first stick section includes a first fixing sleeve disposed on a top end thereof, and first fixing sleeve has a first orifice defined thereon. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360841

Umbrella handle or umbrella tail having ultraviolet intensity sensing function

An umbrella handle or umbrella tail having ultraviolet intensity sensing function includes an umbrella handle or an umbrella tail, the interior of the umbrella handle or the umbrella tail is installed with a printed circuit board and a power module supplying electric power to the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board is installed with a ultraviolet sensor, a data processing unit for processing signals sensed by the ultraviolet sensor and a wireless transmission module, the ultraviolet sensor is electrically connected to an input end of the data processing unit, and an output end of the data processing unit is electrically connected to the wireless transmission module. Accordingly, the present invention is provided with advantages of simple in structure, convenient in operation and capable of sensing the ultraviolet intensity.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360840

Waterproof zipper and process of manufacturing same

A waterproof zipper is provided with two halves, each including a half tape member and a row of protruding teeth along an inner edge of the half tape member; and a waterproof layer is secured to an inner surface of the halves. A process of manufacturing the waterproof zipper is also provided.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360839

Buckle

Examples herein are related to a buckle. One example provides a buckle comprising a first buckle piece and a second buckle piece each comprising a male connector portion and a female connector portion, the first buckle piece and the second buckle piece having a same configuration, wherein the male connector portion of each of the first buckle piece and the second buckle piece comprises an arm with a releasable latch, and the female connector portion of each of the first buckle piece and the second buckle piece comprises a receptacle for receiving an arm of the male connector portion of the other buckle piece and a catch for retaining the releasable latch of the other buckle piece.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360838

Safety harness connector assembly

A safety harness connector is provided, the safety harness connector includes a male buckle system and female buckle system. The male buckle system is configured and arranged to be coupled to at least one first webbing. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360837

Strap tie-down assembly with lock

A strap tie-down assembly for adjustably binding a strap includes opposed first and second handles pivoted to each other about an axle configured to windably receive a strap for binding. A lock is mounted in the assembly for movement between a locked position, in which the lock prevents movement of the axle, and an unlocked position, in which the lock allows movement of the axle.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360836

Adaptable buckle system

An adaptable buckle system that can be secured to a loop in a strap or cable to replace a broken buckle or add a buckle. The present invention includes two component members, a male connector and a female connector, which removably engage to form a fastening buckle. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360835

Adjustable shoelace fastener and method of use

An improved method for fastening shoes with shoelaces having a first end and an opposing second end includes a spanning member having a hole to accommodate the first end, and a slot preferably sized for an interference fit with the second end. The first end is passed through the hole and knotted, preventing it from passing back through the hole. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360834

Cup-shaped shank for heeled shoes

The present invention relates to a shank adapted for being integrated into a shoe sole and for mounting a heel element, wherein said shank at its heel portion is adapted to be connected to the heel element and wherein said shank comprises an upper surface pointing towards the inner shoe. At least a part of the upper surface at the heel portion is cup-shaped and adapted for receiving sole material inside the cup when integrating said shank in said sole during moulding of said shoe sole. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360833

Heatable and coolable inserts for footwear

An article of footwear may include an insert configured to receive a foot of a wearer. The insert may consist essentially of a casing configured to at least partially enclose a foot of a wearer and including a casing material and a high heat capacity material. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360832

Insulated sole for article of footwear

An insulated sole having down feather insulation held captive therein and method of fabrication is described. The sole is formed with open top end cavities in which there is disposed down feathers r mixtures thereof to capture and retain heat. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360831

Sole structures and articles of footwear having plate moderated fluid-filled bladders and/or foam type impact force attenuation members

Sole structures for articles of footwear, including athletic footwear, include: (a) an outsole component; (b) a midsole component engaged with the outsole component, wherein the midsole component includes at least one opening or receptacle; (c) at least one fluid-filled bladder system or foam system provided in the opening or receptacle; and/or (d) a rigid plate system including one or more rigid plates overlaying the fluid-filled bladder or foam system(s). The rigid plate(s) may be fixed directly to the midsole component or the rigid plate(s) may rest on the fluid-filled bladder(s) or foam somewhat above the surface of the midsole component when the sole structure is in an uncompressed condition. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360830

Shock absorbing structure and shoe to which the shock absorbing structure is applied

A shock absorbing structure formed by including a column member, a ring member that is provided by being fitted onto the column member and has elasticity, a first pressure receiving portion that is connected to an upper end of the column member, and a second pressure receiving portion that is connected to a lower end of the column member, wherein the column member tilts with respect to at least one of the first and second pressure receiving portions with pressure reception, and is restored with decompression, and the ring member is caused to undergo bulging deformation to an outer circumferential side direction from an inner circumferential side by tilting of the column member.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360829

Sole system having movable protruding members

An article of footwear with a sole system includes a sole member and a protruding member assembly. The sole system provides tactile sensation. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360828

Footwear including sole assembly

An article of footwear includes an upper and a sole assembly. The sole assembly includes a unitary, open-celled structure. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360827

Insole for sport footwear

There is provided an insole for a sport footwear, the insole comprises: a forefoot portion comprising an incliner for inclining a foot of a wearer towards an outer side of the insole, a midfoot portion having an arch extending from an underside of the insole, and a rearfoot portion comprising an incliner for inclining the foot of the wearer towards the outer side of the insole. Such an insole can be effective for maintaining a linear motion of the knee of the user. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360826

Orthotic device and method of use

An orthotic device and method of use are disclosed for suspending toes of a wearer's foot off of a sole of footwear. The orthotic device includes a bottom surface, a top surface, and a distal end. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360825

Insoles, shoes and production methods

The present invention relates to an improvement to footwear. An insole is disclosed which is especially advantageous for users of high-heeled shoes. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360824

Running shoes, hiking shoes and boots, snowboard boots, alpine boots, hiking boots, and the like, having waterproof/breathable moisture transfer characteristics

The waterproof/breathable moisture transfer liner for a running and hiking shoe includes an inner liner selected from technically advanced fabrics which are carefully selected. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, breathable membranes, a supportive mesh or a moldable foam, and an outer shell fabric. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360823

Co-injection moulded sports boot

Sports boot element of which the wall includes at least two different plastics materials (15, 16), the wall having (i) a first zone (11) including the two different plastics materials within its thickness, the first plastics material (15) forming two layers of the wall constituting the internal and external faces of the said wall, and the second plastics material (16) being interposed between the two layers of the first plastics material (15), and (ii) a second zone (13) including only the second plastics material (16).. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360822

Method for enabling sole of shoes to be freely separated and coupled and manufacturing method of functional shoes

The present invention relates to a functional shoe and, more particularly, to a shoe having a sole and a body which are freely separated and coupled so as to have a function of changing a color thereof according to wear of the sole of the shoe and a fashion and a shape thereof according to a function. The present invention provides the functional shoe in which an interval between the body and the sole of the shoe is not widened and the body and the sole of the shoe are also easily coupled, using a coupling structure of the surface of the body of the shoe coupled to the sole of the shoe.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360821

Protective headgear, systems, and methods

A protective headgear device includes a helmet shell and a shield coupled to the helmet shell. The helmet shell defines an interior cavity for receiving a head and a first viewing port. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360820

Hard hat adapter for a welding face member

A system for attaching a welding face member to a hard hat includes a hard hat and an adapter. The adapter is attached to the hard hat. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360819

Shock-absorbing face guard connector for athletic helmet

A shock-absorbing face guard connector for an athletic helmet such as a helmet worn in american football, ice hockey, cricket, or baseball and softball. The shock-absorbing face guard connector couples a face guard to the athletic helmet, and can absorb some or all of the forces resulting from a strike to the face guard amid play. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360818

Ecostructural bicycle/activity safety helmet

A safety helmet is comprised of novel silk materials for both the outer shell and/or the foam liner. The helmet provides improved protection against both linear and angular head acceleration, and has complementary properties to protect against low- and high-energy impacts. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360817

Helmets with lighting and lighting systems for helmets

Helmets and helmet lighting systems for use in demanding environments, such as fire, rescue, police and military applications. The helmets and systems provide one or more of high levels of light emission, long operational life, waterproofing/ability to operate in wet or submerged environments and relatively low weight. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360816

Sun/rain hat

A sun/rain hat comprising a crown having a base, a brim extending outwardly from the base, and a liner coupleable to the crown. The liner has a posterior pouch therein configured to contain a prominent mass of hair and protect same from water or other elements.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360815

Headwear

Implementations of a headwear are provided. In some implementations, a headwear comprising a hood portion, a right shoulder portion, a left shoulder portion, a right handle, a left handle, and a back portion. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360814

Wig fitting-dressing-cleaning template-shield and method

A wig fitting-dressing-cleaning template-shield made of a see-through flexible shrinkable barrier sheet material in hood form that is placed over the head of a person to be fitted for a wig in its expanded state as a hood, is shrunk to a shape-conforming envelope retaining the shape of the person's head and hair profile by hot air not causing injury to the person, and is then marked with the location of the person's hairline, creating a template to be sent to and used by a wig maker to make a proper fitting wig. During the making of the wig and during use of the wig, the template-shield protects a wig block from damage and staining during dressing and cleaning of the wig.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360813

Clothing strap retention device with enhanced torsional support and marking surface

A clothing strap retention device, or “holder,” in accordance with the techniques of the present disclosure enables a user to retain multiple shoulder or equivalent straps of a clothing garment proximate to one another at a region along the length of the straps. As a result, the effective length of the straps is reduced and the movement of the straps is restricted, thereby lifting up the garment and providing a better, more comfortable fit. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360812

Band length altering device

A device for altering the length of an undergarment band assembly includes an elongated body having a first band retaining loop arranged at a first end of the body, and a second band retaining loop arranged at a second end of the body. A first fastening element is arranged proximate the first end of the body and is configured to engage with a second band fastener of a second band of the undergarment band assembly. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360811

Upper-body garments with integrated waistband positioning systems

Upper-body garment assemblies with integrated waistband positioning systems. In some examples, the waistband positioning system is configured to maintain pants, skirts, leggings, tights, stockings, etc. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360810

Magnetic fastener for a garment

A magnetic fastener is provided that permits existing garment buttons to be retrofitted for use by persons having diminished motor abilities. The magnetic button system comprises a button cover received over an existing button and having a magnet housed therein. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360809

New golf gloves

According to the various features characteristics and embodiments of the present invention which will become apparent as the description thereof proceeds, the present invention provides new gloves intended to increase the overall performance in sports activities including but limited to, the sport of golf. The improvements of said gloves primarily comprising grip enhancers on the dorsal portion of these gloves, on the side or sides of any existing digital segments, or any combination thereof.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360808

Textured surface articles and method of making

An article having a textured surface and a method for manufacturing such an article is provided. The article comprises a polymeric layer coated on at least a portion of the article, a plurality of cavities formed in the polymeric layer, wherein each cavity in the plurality of cavities have a size between about 50 microns to about 2000 microns, and wherein a majority of the plurality of cavities have encircling perimeter ridges, and a plurality of channels formed in the polymeric layer between the encircling perimeter ridges.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360807

Glove

A glove is provided having a hand portion and finger portions, where the hand portion is configured to cover the palm of a wearer's hand as well as at least a portion of the bases of the wearer's fingers and the finger portions are configured to extend from the hand portion of the glove and cover only a limited portion of the tips of the wearer's fingers.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360806

Modest accessible garment

A garment having two leg pieces joined into a trouser, with a waistband disposed around the top of the garment. A seat is connected at the bottom of the seat to the tops of the two leg pieces, but is not connected at the sides of the seat to the leg pieces, and also is not connected at the top of the seat to the waistband. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360805

Adult bib with shoulder support panels

An adult bib having a liquid impermeable full front panel, and a partial back panel including a pair of shoulder support panels is disclosed. The adult bib may include two arm openings, an adjustable closeable rear neck opening, and a closable storage pocket to collect, secure and contain any spillage after use. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360804

Clothing system for water sports

A garment for use in a wide variety of aquatic activities is described. The garment includes an elastomeric torso element running from a user's shoulders to the lower thigh area with tubular portions for the user's upper legs, and may include elastomeric leg coverings designed to cover the rest of the user's legs and to be detachably coupled to the torso element with a fastening mechanism. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360803

Illuminating and reflective safety patrol band

An illuminating and reflective safety patrol band is a garment that is worn to improve the user's visibility in low-light conditions. The garment includes a wearable strap featuring a waist loop and a cross strap that are worn on the body. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360802

Method and apparatus for rapid evacuation of injured persons from hostile environments

A system and method of evacuating a downed tactical operator from a hostile environment comprising adding an evacuation belt strap to a pals grid on a body armor vest by using belt keepers. The evacuation belt strap is made by forming loops at the ends of the strap to function as handles to be grasped by rescuers of the downed operator.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360801

Support garment with lock down support

A support garment that provides upper and lower support for the breasts of a wearer through the use of alternating struts and openings to create a webbed configuration is provided. The first support area comprises an upper support portion made up of a first structural configuration comprising a plurality of alternating struts and openings. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360800

Garment provided with cup sections

A garment provided with cup sections includes: a first part on a front side including a pair of cup sections and a front side base section to support a lower edge portion side of the cup section; and a second part on a skin side including a pair of pad sections and a skin side base section to support a lower edge portion side of the pad section. A side portion of the front side base section and a side portion of the skin side base section are connected and thereby the first part and the second part are coupled to each other. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360799

Wrapping and drying means for infants and toddlers

A towel to dry a wet infant or toddler enabling use of both hands is described. The towel used to wrap and dry an infant comprises a segment of fabric draped on a person with extra area so it maybe folded over the infant or toddler. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360798

Article of baby clothing

An article of clothing for a baby includes a body section, first and second stocking leg portions attached to the body portion, and shoulder straps extending from the body portion, the article of clothing made from an elastic material and the article of clothing not including an elastic waist band.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360797

Arch-supporting sock

The present invention relates generally to an arch supporting sock in which proper curvature of the arch is reinforced and strain on the leg, arch, and greater foot area is decreased, comprising a first region having a first elasticity coefficient and a second region, roughly encompassing the arch of the foot, having a second elasticity coefficient, wherein the second region provides greater structural support than the first region and the second elasticity coefficient is lower than the first elasticity coefficient. The arch supporting sock may further comprise one or more perimetric boundaries between the first and the second region, each boundary comprising a perimetric elasticity coefficient, wherein one or more perimetric boundaries has a perimetric elasticity coefficient less than the first and second elasticity coefficients. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360796

Restricted access garment

A one-piece form-fitting bodysuit includes a front panel, a back panel joined to the front panel with neck and arm holes and a seat opening provided, a crotch panel joined to the front panel, a seat flap connected to the crotch panel, and closure elements provided on the peripheries of the seat opening and the seat flap. The bodysuit may be worn under street clothes and prevents the wearer from exposing his or her private parts area to nearby people. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360795

Electronic cigarette

An electronic smoking article includes an outer tube extending in a longitudinal direction, an inner tube within the outer tube and including a pair of opposing slots, a liquid supply comprising a liquid material, a coil heater, a wick and a mouth end insert. The coil heater is located in the inner tube. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360794

Heating device for cigarette

An exemplary heating device for a cigarette includes a housing, a heating chamber, and a power supply. The heating chamber is arranged at a first end of the housing, and is configured for receiving at least one part of the cigarette. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360793

Electronic cigarette battery assembly

An electronic cigarette battery assembly, including a charging electrode, the charging electrode including an inner electrode arranged on the inner rim thereof and having a spherical cap end face, and an outer electrode arranged outside the inner electrode and having a ring shape; the charging electrode and the rechargeable battery of the electronic cigarette being connected by means of a control module, when it is necessary to charge the rechargeable battery, one need only connect the charging electrode to the electric power output terminal of the external charger in order to charge the rechargeable battery. There is no need to remove the rechargeable battery, thus the invention is very convenient to use and solves the problems of existing electronic cigarettes, wherein it is inconvenient to remove a rechargeable battery for charging and the electrical connection is unreliable due to loosening of the battery.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360792

Electronic cigarette, atomizer assembly and electrical connection structure thereof

An electrical connection structure for an atomizer assembly is provided, an electronic wire at one end of a heating wire assembly in the atomizer assembly is pressed between an outer wall of an upper electrode and an inner wall of an atomizing seat, and the outer wall of the upper electrode has a contact surface consisting of a protrusion and/or a recess, and the electronic wire is in contact with the contact surface. An atomizer assembly and an electronic cigarette each having the above electrical connection structure are also provided.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360791

Air analyzer and treatment system

An apparatus is disclosed comprising an intake, configured to receive air from an area around the apparatus, a pump coupled to the intake, configured for drawing the air into the apparatus via the intake, a sensor, coupled to the pump, configured for detecting a condition of the drawn air, a processor, configured for collecting data related to the condition of the drawn air from the sensor and for determining one or more vaporizable materials to vaporize based on the condition, a vaporizer component, coupled to the processor, configured for vaporizing the one or more vaporizable materials to create a vapor, and a vapor output, coupled to the vaporizer component, configured for expelling the vapor into the area around the apparatus.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360790

Portable vaporizer for dosing concentrate material

A portable vaporizer is described herein. The portable vaporizer includes a heating assembly having a base and a heating crucible. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360789

Pod assembly, dispensing body, and e-vapor apparatus including the same

An e-vapor apparatus may include a pod assembly and a dispensing body configured to receive the pod assembly. A vaporizer may be disposed in the pod assembly and/or the dispensing body. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360788

Multiple mode vapor generator

The electronic cigarette device releasably houses a plurality of electronic cigarettes around a central shaft and between an upper bracket and a lower bracket, a cigarette holder, and the first frame. The first cigarette holder, the holder, the central shaft, the holder and lower bracket are sequentially connected. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360787

Super capacitor vaping electronic cigarette with integrated power pack

A super capacitor vaping electronic cigarette includes improvements in power recharging capabilities.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360786

Electronic vaporizer having reduced particle size

A two-stage atomizer having a primary heating element and a secondary heating element. The primary heating element heats a fluid to generate an aerosol with a given average particle size. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360785

Electronic smoking article including a heating apparatus implementing a solid aerosol generating source, and associated apparatus and method

A smoking article is provided, having a component housing including a power source, and a tubular housing having a first end and a longitudinally-opposed second end, wherein the first or second end is configured to receive the component housing. The tubular housing includes an outer wall defining a cylindrical cavity. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360784

Battery rod assembly and electronic cigarette

A battery rod assembly and an electronic cigarette are provided. The battery rod assembly includes a battery rod assembly body. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360783

Container for smokeless tobacco products comprising a pulp material and related packaged product assembly and method

A container configured to hold one or more units of a product is provided. The container may comprise a lid and a base. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360782

Cigar protective enclosure with liquid retention and dispensing apparatus, method and system

The present invention relates to an apparatus, method and system which comprises a unique and novel self-contained assembly of components that provide an air and liquid tight enclosure to maintain a cigar tobacco's aromatic purity, while simultaneously providing a liquid-tight enclosure for an alcoholic or non alcoholic beverage, together with providing a attached beverage container and a means for dispensing said beverage into said beverage container. This novel invention thereby provides an apparatus, method and system for providing a user with a simple, low cost portable recreational apparatus, method and system for the enjoyment of a smoking a fresh cigar, other legal plant based product, or a food product, while also be able to concurrently dispense, and drink, the user's preferred alcoholic beverage.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360781

Producing method of tobacco raw material

A producing method of a tobacco raw material comprises: a step a1 for heating a tobacco raw material in a closed space which is treated with alkali and for taking a flavor constituent released in the gas phase from the tobacco raw material to an outside of the closed space; a step b1 for allowing a first solvent to capture the flavor constituent by bringing the flavor constituent released in the gas phase in the step a1 into contact with the first solvent which is a liquid substance at normal temperature on the outside of the closed space; and a step c1 for adding the first solvent capturing the flavor constituent in the step b1 to the tobacco raw material in the closed space after the step b1.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360780

Extraction method of flavor constituent and manufacturing method of composition element of favorite item

An extraction method of a flavor constituent comprises: a step a for heating a tobacco raw material which is subjected to an alkali treatment; and a step b for bringing a release component released in the gas phase in the step a into contact with a collection solvent at normal temperature until any time from when a first condition is satisfied to when a second condition is satisfied. The total amount of saccharides contained in the tobacco raw material is 9.0 wt % or less when a gross weight of the tobacco raw material in the dry state is 100 wt %. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360779

Extraction method of flavor constituent and manufacturing method of composition element of favorite item

An extraction method of a flavor constituent comprises: a step a for heating a tobacco raw material which is subjected to an alkali treatment; and a step b for bringing a release component released in the gas phase in the step a into contact with a collection solvent at normal temperature until any time from when a first condition is satisfied to when a second condition is satisfied. The first condition is determined based on a residual rate of nicotine component. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360778

Fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product

A fiber-wrapped smokeless tobacco product includes smokeless tobacco and a plurality of polymeric fibers surrounding the smokeless tobacco. The polymeric fibers can have a basis weight of 5 gsm or less and a diameter of less than 100 microns. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360777

Composition and method for improving stability and extending shelf life of probiotic bacteria and food products thereof

A composition comprising probiotic bacteria, the composition comprising: (a) a core composition containing the probiotic bacteria and a stabilizer, wherein the total amount of probiotics in the mixture is from about 10% to about 90% by weight of the core composition; (b) an innermost coating layer, layered on said core composition, comprising at least one hydrophobic solid fat or fatty acid having a melting point lower than 60° c.; (c) an intermediate coating layer layered on said innermost coating layer, which when present in an aqueous solution in the amount of 0.1% weight/weight over the weight of the solution, has a surface tension lower than 60 mn/m, when measured at 25° c.; and (d) an outer coating layer, layered on said intermediate coating layer; wherein the composition is in the form of particles; food products containing the composition and methods of preparation thereof.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360776

Dietary supplement compositions

This document provides dietary supplement compositions as well as methods for using dietary supplement compositions to control glucose levels. For example, a dietary supplement composition including chromium (e.g., chromium oligofructose complex), a sweet potato extract, and one or more of a mulberry extract, a green tea extract, a cinnamon extract, or a ginseng extract (e.g., korean red ginseng extract) are provided.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360775

Highly soluble stevia sweetener

A method for making a highly soluble stevia sweetener is described. The resulting sweetener readily provides solutions with up to or greater than 30% concentration which are stable for more than 24 hours.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360774

Shelf stable fried product and process for creating the same

A shelf stable fried product and a process for creating a shelf stable fried product is disclosed. Aspects include a process for managing fat migration, moisture migration, and cell degrading of a food product during frying. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360773

Food dehydrator

A food dehydrator includes a housing, a blower member, and a plurality of food trays. The housing has an air intake port, a rear chamber disposed downstream of the air intake port, and a front chamber which is disposed downstream of the rear chamber and which has a plurality of dehydration sub-chambers for the food trays to be removably and respectively disposed therein. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360772

Concentrated natural food additive and methods of preparing the same

The present disclosure provides a concentrated and natural, vinegar-derived food additive, wherein the food additive is an antimicrobial food additive or buffering food additive, compositions comprising the vinegar-derived food additive, methods for making the vinegar-derived food additive. The concentrated food additive can have a high acid value. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360771

Process for the production of near sterile whey protein concentrates

(e) drying of the pasteurized product from step (d).. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360770

Methods and systems for extracting protein and carbohydrate rich products from a microcrop and compositions thereof

The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to methods and systems for purifying proteins and carbohydrate rich products from photosynthetic aquatic species and compositions thereof. For example, one embodiment of the present disclosure relates to methods and systems for purifying proteins the present disclosure relates, in some embodiments to methods and systems for extracting proteins, dry biocrude, and carbohydrate-rich meal from lemna. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360769

Method for processing waste chewing gum

In which a, b and c are constants.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360768

Confectionery product and method of making

Confectioneries and methods of making confectioneries are disclosed in which a confectionery composition is deposited into a mold or a stamped confectionery shell. The deposited composition may be a monodeposit of a single composition or a co-deposit of two different compositions of differing textures, such as a hard candy and a fat-based component commingled to form a laminate.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360767

Filtration system

A filtration system is arranged to safely vent a storage room into which a fog mixture is introduced. Venting the storage room reduces and/or prevents a substantial increase in the internal pressure of the storage room. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360766

Apparatus and method for cooling perishable goods

An apparatus and method are disclosed for cooling perishable goods including fruits and vegetables, such as for example grapes. The apparatus includes an air bypass prevention dam having a tarp for covering exposed surfaces of the containers of the perishable goods. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360765

Method of dehydrating wine grapes and other foods

A method of dehydrating fruit, comprising providing at least one cluster of fruit attached to stems and the stems attached to a branch; a first heating step comprising heating the least one cluster of fruit at a temperature in a range of 100-200 degrees f. For a period of time in a range of 1-24 hours; and a first curing step comprising allowing the at least one cluster of fruit to cool to room temperature over a period of time whereby dehydrated fruit is obtained.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360764

Flavoring device

A method of controlling the operation of a flavoring device (200; 400; 1000) associated with a cooking chamber (315; 515) of a cooking oven (100; 100′) for treating food stored therein is proposed. The flavoring device (200; 400; 1000) comprises at least one casing (205; 1003; 1006), at least one air path (600; 700; 1061; 1064) traversing said casing (205; 1003; 1006) and fluidly connecting at least one air inlet opening (210; 1012b; 1036) of said casing (205; 1003; 1006) to at least one air outlet opening (270b, 270c; 1030b; 1045b) of said casing (205; 1003; 1006). ...

12/15/16 / #20160360763

Flavoring device

A flavoring device (200; 400; 1000) is proposed. The flavoring device (200; 400; 1000) is adapted to be associated with a cooking chamber (315; 515) of a cooking oven (100; 100′) adapted to cook food stored therein. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360762

Food cooker and smoker

Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a device for smoking and cooking food. The device may include a food enclosure and a smoke distribution manifold operatively connected to the food enclosure, the smoke distribution manifold configured to operatively connect to a smoke providing device, such as a customized smoker box or a conventional smoking device. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360761

Automatic bread maker, ingredient box and bread making method

A method of making bread uses an automatic bread maker and an ingredient box. The method includes: put the bread ingredient with flour and baking powder according to proper formula into the accommodating room of the ingredient box and packaged; then place the ingredient box faced down in the hanging rack above the baking pan inside the automatic bread maker, operate the bread maker to make the sawtooth blade of the hanging rack pierced the film of the ingredient box and the bread ingredient inside fell down into the baking pan, then water the baking pan; close the housing of the automatic bread maker and turn on the baking pan, the bread ingredient is processed with working dough of mixing, stirring and kneading; get the baking pan out, and remove the bread of baked and shaped.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360760

Automatic bread maker, ingredient box and bread making method

A method of making bread uses an automatic bread maker and an ingredient box. The method includes: put the bread ingredient with flour and baking powder according to proper formula into the accommodating room of the ingredient box and packaged; then place the ingredient box faced down in the hanging rack above the baking pan inside the automatic bread maker, operate the bread maker to make the sawtooth blade of the hanging rack pierced the film of the ingredient box and the bread ingredient inside fell down into the baking pan, then water the baking pan; close the housing of the automatic bread maker and turn on the baking pan, the bread ingredient is processed with working dough of mixing, stirring and kneading; get the baking pan out, and remove the bread of baked and shaped.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360759

Pocket bun pan

A pan is provided that has a male mold portion, a housing that surrounds the male mold portion, and a top portion with a wing plate that has a complimentary outer surface to the end surface of the male mold portion. The complimentary outer surface forms a more consistent thickness of a baked item. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360758

Non-toxic pest control compositions and methods and uses thereof

The present specification discloses pest control compositions, articles of manufacture, containers or kits comprising such compositions, and methods and uses to control a population of invertebrate pests from a mammal, location, plant, structure treated of such pest control compositions.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360757

Antifouling composition and process for production thereof

This invention concerns a method for preparing a bacterial supernatant comprising culturing a cell of pseudomonas environmental strain pf-11; and recovering the supernatant. This invention also concerns a method for reducing the amount of a biofilm on a surface, reducing adhesion of at least one organism to a surface, or reducing microfouling or macrofouling on a surface comprising contacting the surface with a supernatant, supernatant fraction, modified supernatant or modified supernatant fraction of pseudomonas strain pf-11; or a composition comprising a supernatant, supernatant fraction, modified supernatant or modified supernatant fraction of pseudomonas strain pf-11, and one or more acceptable carriers. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360756

Method for bacteria control, method for fungi control, method for virus control, method for preventing encrustation on surfaces and method for preventing corrosion on surfaces

Methods for organisms control using biocide compositions based on castor oil and/or derivates. In one embodiment, the present invention presents methods of bacteria, fungi, virus and encrustations control. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360755

Method of using a clay suspension to prevent viral and phytoplasma diseases in plants

The method of using a clay suspension to prevent viral and phytoplasma diseases in plants includes administering a clay suspension to the plant, such as through spraying the plant's leaves or soaking the plant's nursery shoots with the clay suspension. The clay suspension is applied to the plant to prevent the viral or phytoplasma disease prior to planting the plant in its nursery shoot stage. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360754

Herbicidal composition comprising flazasulfuron and an inhibitor of protoporphyrinogen oxidase

The present invention provides a herbicidal composition comprising (a) flazasulfuron or its salt and (b) at least one protoporphyrinogen oxidase inhibitor selected from the group consisting of a phenylpyrazole compound, a triazolinone compound, a n-phenylphthalimide compound, a pyrimidindione compound, an oxadiazole compound, an oxazolidinedione compound, a thiadiazole compound, pyraclonil, profluazol, flufenpyr-ethyl and their salts. According to the present invention, a herbicidal composition which has a broad herbicidal spectrum, a high activity and a long-lasting effect can be provided.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360753

Biocidic microcapsules

The present invention relates to microcapsules comprising one or more biocides such as, in particular, iodopropargyl compounds, and at least one melamine-formaldehyde polymer, to a process for producing such microcapsules, and to their use for protecting technical materials.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360752

Octylisothiazolinone dispersions

An aqueous dispersion of octylisothiazolinone (“oit”) has been found to be a superior vehicle for delivering oit to wood for protecting the wood from discoloration by mold or fungi. The oit dispersion can be applied to the wood by spraying, dipping or pressure treating, among other methods.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360751

A method for controlling rust

A combination comprising a multi-site contact fungicide, a first systemic fungicide and optionally a second systemic fungicide and a method using the same.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360750

Methods for using stable solid herbicide delivery systems

Methods of controlling undesirable vegetation comprising contacting the vegetation or the locus thereof with, or applying to the soil to control or prevent the emergence of the vegetation, a herbicidally effective amount of a herbicide delivery system.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360749

Method for mitigating microbial influenced corrosion

Provided are methods for mitigating or eliminating microbial influenced corrosion of a metal surface including contacting the metal surface with an effective amount of a liquid composition comprising indole or a functionally equivalent analog or derivative thereof. Also provided are methods for reducing the formation or activity of a corrosion-associated biofilm on a metal surface including contacting the metal surface with an effective amount of a liquid composition including indole or a functionally equivalent analog or derivative thereof.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360748

Gibberellin formulations

The present invention relates to gibberellin formulations and methods of their use. Specifically, formulations of the present invention are directed toward agricultural formulations including gibberellin and an adjuvant, wherein the ratio of gibberellin to adjuvant is from about 1:0.005 to about 1:0.5, the adjuvant contains from about 85 to about 95% of a blend of alkyl aryl polyoxylkane ethers, dimethylsiloxane, and free fatty acids, the formulation does not include isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, or a polysorbate surfactant, and the ratios are expressed in percentage weight of the gibberellin to volume of the adjuvant.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360747

Hypersensitive response elicitor peptides and use thereof

Disclosed are hypersensitive-response eliciting peptides that exhibit improved solubility, stability, resistance to chemical degradation, or a combination of these properties. Use of these peptides or fusion polypeptides, or dna constructs encoding the same, for modulating plant biochemical signaling, imparting disease resistance to plants, enhancing plant growth, imparting tolerance to biotic stress, imparting tolerance and resistance to abiotic stress, imparting desiccation resistance to cuttings removed from ornamental plants, imparting post-harvest disease or post-harvest desiccation resistance to a fruit or vegetable, or enhancing the longevity of fruit or vegetable ripeness are also disclosed.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360746

Biocidal compositions and methods of use

Provided are biocidal compositions comprising 2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide and tris(hydroxymethyl)-nitromethane.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360745

Compositions for purification

The invention provides compositions for purification of fluids such as water and air. In particular the invention provides a mixture of a chlorhexidine substance, a calcium phosphate compound, a carbon material and sand. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360744

Method of applying agricultural compositions

Disclosed herein are methods of applying agricultural compositions including a pesticide, a fertilizer, or a combination of two or more of these, and about 0.1% v/v to 1.0% v/v of an adjuvant composition. The methods provide for aerial application of the agricultural compositions at wind speeds of up to 170 mph without substantially increasing the number of driftable droplets dispensed compared to the number of driftable droplets dispensed by applying the agricultural compositions without the adjuvant.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360743

360-degree tree stand

A hunting platform that includes a first side and a second side, where the first side includes a plurality of contacting grips on an inner perimeter of the first side and likewise the second side includes a plurality of contacting grips on an inner perimeter of the first side. The second side joins with the first side around a tree trunk to form the platform. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360742

Animal trap system

An animal trap system that improves the reliability of a pre-existing animal trap is provided. The animal trap system may include a thin membrane forming an opening, wherein the opening is dimensioned to at least partially circumscribe a trigger mechanism of the pre-existing animal trap, while a remaining portion of the trap mat overlays a substantial portion of a supporting surface and/or base of the pre-existing animal trap where the animal may be dispose when setting off the trigger mechanism. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360741

Flexibly fastened frame electric insect swatter

A flexible electric insect swatter comprising one or more frames that are laterally fastened by elastic fasteners that is further proximately fastened to a handle forming an electric circuit used to electrocute an insect. Each frame contains a single layer grid or alternately two or more meshes capable of receiving a charge. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360740

Insect control system

A system for controlling insects, comprising a first lure module for attracting insects to eat a toxicant and a second cooling module for lowing environmental temperature to a temperature lethal to insects but above the ice crystallization of fruit. The lure comprises: wax; oil; ethyl methyl eugenol or other suitable attractant; and spinosad or other suitable toxicant.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360739

Fixed bar dredge with improved core assembly

A fixed bar luring dredge comprising a high-strength core member tubular in form and assembled to hold a plurality of spreader bars extending through and attached to the core member in a fixed radial pattern with each spreader bar being disposed in a separate and distinct plane to enhance the strength and support of the spreader bar members in trolling. Each spreader bar is sized to pass transversely through a pair of opposed openings in the wall of the tubular core member and is secured therein with a respective crimp sleeve at each opening separate swivel fittings with rotatable sections formed to fit longitudinally within of the core member are positioned partially inside the chamber of the core member at opposite ends thereof, each of the swivel fittings having a respective transverse opening formed therein that serves to engage one of the spreader bars passing through the core member and thereby hold the respective swivel fitting in place. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360738

Fishing line dispenser

A fishing line dispenser, the fishing line being wound about a spool having circular walls, and a bore, the dispenser including a base; a “” bracket including a column having front and rear ends, a cylindrical arm having a proximal end rigidly attached to the column's rear end, and having a spindle arm having a proximal end rigidly attached to the column's front end, the spindle arm being fitted for extension into the spool's bore; a pivot joint interconnecting the “” bracket and the base, the pivot joint having first and second halves, first half being positioned at the base's rear end, and the second half including the “” bracket's cylindrical arm; and a concavity positioned within the base for, upon the spindle arm's oppositely lateral extension into the spool's bore and upon downward pivoting of the “” bracket, receiving and frictionally engaging the spool's circular walls.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360737

Field reconfigurable fishing lure

A field reconfigurable fishing lure having an adjustable buoyancy mechanism, an adjustable tail mechanism and modular accessory rail system.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360736

Compositions and methods for producing genetically modified animals

Methods, compositions and non-human animals and parts thereof are disclosed for improving germ line transmission of genetic modifications. More particular, the present invention discloses methods and compositions for producing non-human embryos with a disrupted or disruptable fertility gene, which can be used as hosts for the development of donor pluripotent cells, including genetically modified donor pluripotent cells, into germ cells and gametes. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360735

Animal model of nash-induced hepatocellular carcinoma and methods for developing specific therapeutics

The invention provides a non-human animal model for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash)-induced heptocellular carcinoma, methods of screening for agents for treating heptocellular carcinoma, methods of screening for targets useful in suppressing nash progression to heptocellular carcinoma, methods of treating heptocellular carcinoma, and compositions for treating the same.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360734

Frame storage box for honeycomb

Through the years handling/transporting framed honey bee combs has been for the most part leaving them in the hive box that was taken off the main colony. This method is used by commercial beekeepers that hive hundreds maybe thousands of colonies. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360733

Systems, methods and computer program products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal

Systems, methods, and computer code products for monitoring the behavior, health, and/or characteristics of an animal are disclosed herein. In one implementation, the animal is positioned inside a waste container placed on a system that is adapted to determine, record and communicate over a network various animal health parameters these parameters can be processed to determine trends, statistics and changes of animal physiological functions. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360732

Adjustable animal muzzle

An adjustable muzzle for use on an animal. The muzzle includes a muzzle body having a flexible webbing with two strap channels for a semi-flexible strap. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360731

Pet interactive system based on wireless communication network

A configuration-variable remote-controlled pet toy includes a movable base, an animal model detachably installed on the base, and an external control terminal, wherein the bottom of the base is provided with a roller wheel, the inside of the base is provided with a motor, a control circuit, a micro control unit, a wireless communication module and a phonation device; the motor is configured to drive the roller wheel to roll, the control circuit controls the rotation of the motor according to a control signal sent by the micro control unit, the wireless communication module is communicated with the external control terminal, and the phonation device is configured to play the sound or sound record of a master received by the wireless communication module in real time.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360730

Configuration-variable remote-controlled pet toy

A configuration-variable remote-controlled pet toy includes a movable base, an animal model detachably installed on the base, and an external control terminal, wherein the bottom of the base is provided with a roller wheel, the inside of the base is provided with a motor, a control circuit, a micro control unit, a wireless communication module and a phonation device; the motor is configured to drive the roller wheel to roll, the control circuit controls the rotation of the motor according to a control signal sent by the micro control unit, the wireless communication module is communicated with the external control terminal, and the phonation device is configured to play the sound or sound record of a master received by the wireless communication module in real time.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360729

Multifunctional cat condo

A multifunctional cat condo has a three-layered structure, wherein both the bottom layer and the second layer comprise resting houses, and the top layer comprises a resting ledge, wherein the two resting houses and the resting ledge are connected through a plurality of vertical posts and are suspended on a bottom board, wherein climbing boards are connected between the resting house in the bottom layer and the ground as well as between the two resting houses; and an inside of the resting house is provided with a wireless camera that can communicate with an external control terminal and is configured to send activity situations of the cat in the resting house to the control terminal; an inside of the vertical post is provided with a music sounder; and a bottom end of one of the plurality of vertical posts is provided with a pressure sensor.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360728

Orbit-type cat toy with sensing function

An orbit-type cat toy with a sensing function includes a chassis with a circular orbit (track) and a small toy capable of rolling along the circular orbit. A plurality of sensing devices are evenly distributed along the circumference of the chassis, and an inside of the chassis is provided with a signal sending module configured to send a signal after a sensing device is triggered. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360727

Device for securely exposing an animal's ear canals

A device is provided to aid prevention and treatment of ear infections in animals. In an embodiment, the device comprises a first strip and second strip of material such as elastomeric fabric. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360726

Motorized feeding vehicle and a method of operating an animal farming system

An animal feeding vehicle includes a movement control system, a gps receiver for generating a first set of parameters including location information, a proximity sensor for generating a second set of parameters including spatial information, a position sensor for generating a third set of parameters including motion information, a feeding system including a feeding control system for feeding animals based on a fourth set of parameters. A control unit receives the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters, and defines a first mode in which the user controls the movement control system and the feeding control system, and in which the control unit records data representing the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters; and a second mode in which the control unit controls the movement control system and the feeding system by comparing recorded data with the first, second, third, and fourth sets of parameters.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360725

Lifting-type pet feeding vessel

A lifting-type pet feeding vessel includes a hollow cylinder, wherein a lifting tray is provided inside the hollow cylinder, wherein an outer wall of the hollow cylinder is provided with a longitudinal clamping groove, wherein the longitudinal clamping groove is provided with a plurality of clamping positions; and a lifting sliding pole that is configured to slide and fit with the longitudinal clamping groove, wherein clamping hooks on the lifting sliding pole are configured to clamp and fix in different clamping positions to drive the lifting tray up and down to regulate a height of the lifting tray, thereby regulating a height of the pet feeding vessel on the lifting tray.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360724

Wall mounted structure for cats

A wall mounted structure for cats includes a vertically disposed back surface attached directly to a vertical wall and/or a stud or a plurality of studs or attached to the vertical wall and/or the stud or the plurality of studs with a mounting bracket. A horizontally disposed floor forwardly extends from the back surface, wherein the floor is disposed perpendicular to the back surface. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360723

A hand-held applicator to clean teats of a milk-producing animal

The embodiments are directed to a hand-held applicator (126) for cleaning a teat of a milk-producing animal. The hand-held applicator comprises: a first housing having housing section (209) including a first end through which a disinfectant delivery line (140) extends or an electrical line (198) extends; and second housing (205) coupled to the housing section and having a sealed gear chamber (216) for supporting gears (186a, 186b and 186c) and bearings. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360722

System and method of attaching cups to a dairy animal

A robotic attacher retrieves a preparation cup from an equipment area of a milking box located behind a dairy livestock. The robotic attacher attaches and detaches the preparation cup to the teats of the dairy livestock in sequence. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360721

Cannabis sativa plants rich in cannabichromene and its acid, extracts thereof and methods of obtaining extracts therefrom

The present invention relates to plants producing, as their major cannabinoid cannabichromenic acid (cbca) or its neutral (decarboxylated) form cannabichromene (cbc), hereafter jointly referred to as cbc(a). It additionally relates to; a botanical material obtainable from said plants; a botanical raw material (brm), an extract including a botanical drug substance (bds) and a purified bds; a formulation comprising the brm, bds, purified bds or other extract; the use of the brm, bds, purified bds or other extract in the manufacture of a medicament; a method of deriving plants yielding a high proportion of the in cannabinoid cbc(a) at the expense of other cannabinoids; a method of cultivating plants such that they yield a high proportion of the cannabinoid cbc(a) at the expense of other cannabinoids; and a method of extracting cbc(a) from said plants.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360720

Lettuce variety 81-64 rz

The present invention relates to a lactuca sativa seed designated 81-64 rz, which exhibits a combination of traits including resistance to downy mildew (bremia lactucae) races bl:1 to bl:28, bl:30-bl:32 and ca-i to ca-viii, resistance to currant-lettuce aphid (nasonovia ribisnigri) and resistance to corky root (sphingomonas suberifaciens) race ca1, as well as having non-flabellate leaves. The present invention also relates to a lactuca sativa plant produced by growing the 81-64 rz seed. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360719

Hybrid cucumber variety 24-223 rz

The present invention relates to a cucumber (cucumis sativus) seed designated 24-223 rz, whereby a plant grown from such seed may exhibit long length plant internodes, long to very long fruit length, medium degree of fruit creasing, dark intensity of ground color of fruit skin at market stage, and cgmmv resistance. The present invention also relates to a cucumber (cucumis sativus) plant produced by growing the 24-223 rz seed. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360718

Cotton variety 15r508

The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 15r508. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 15r508. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360717

Cotton variety 15r549

The invention relates to the novel cotton variety designated 15r549. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants, plant parts and derivatives of the cotton variety 15r549. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360716

Methods and devices for creating doubled haploid embryos using oil matrices

Methods for preserving viability of plant tissues such as plant embryos are provided herein. Also included are methods for storing genomic dna and/or molecular marker assay materials in an oil bilayer as part of a high-throughput molecular characterization system. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360715

Apparatuses, methods, and systems for cultivating a microcrop involving a floating coupling device

The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to apparatuses, methods, and systems for cultivating a microcrop involving a floating coupling device. More specifically, the present disclosure relates, in some embodiments to apparatuses and methods for cultivating lemna for extracting proteins and/or carbohydrate rich products. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360714

A hydroponic cultivation apparatus is provided with a partitioning member including a swelling member in which a first through hole is formed and having a first main surface and a second main surface which are directed to opposite sides to each other. The hydroponic cultivation apparatus also has a mounting surface provided at a position opposing to the first main surface in a first space enclosed by a plurality of surfaces including the first main surface. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360713

Methods and apparatus for adjusting plant growth environment

Disclosed includes a method for remote management of one or more cultivation conditions for a plant is provided. The method is performed by a computer processor and comprises: acquiring, from a database, a set of cultivation curves of a plant in a pot; acquiring, from one or more sensors associated with the pot, a set of environment parameters associated with a location of the pot; adjusting the set of cultivation curves of the plant based on the set of environment parameters; adjusting a set of cultivation conditions for the plant based on the set of adjusted cultivation curves; determining one or more settings for one or more electronic appliances based on the cultivation conditions; and transmitting one or more instructions related to the one or more settings to the one or more electronic appliances.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360712

Grow lighting and agricultural systems and methods

Embodiments of the invention relate generally to systems and methods for improving efficiency and yield in plant grow operations including improvements in led grow lighting fixtures, components and systems, and their applications to plant grow operations. Improvements for directional control and efficiency in lighting and methods and systems used in plant grow applications and operations including temperature regulation and control, soil and grow media regulation and vertical farming are also disclosed.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360711

Rotary plant growing apparatus

A rotary plant growing apparatus is disclosed having a light emitting source operable to emit light. The apparatus also has at least one retaining component and a support operable to support the at least one retaining component in spaced relation to the light emitting source. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360710

Pot-tray securing member and method

The invention includes a pot-tray securing member configured to fixedly retain a horticultural pot within a tray, and methods of securing a pot within a tray using the pot-tray member. In particular embodiments, the pot-tray securing member includes a pot-engaging portion configured to engage the pot arranged within the tray on a side of the pot opposite the tray. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360709

Trunk injection needle

A trunk injection needle includes: a front part which is conical, a middle part which is cylindrical, and a rear part which is cylindrical, which are respectively provided along a needle axis; wherein an outer diameter of the rear part is larger than outer diameters of the front part and the middle part; the front part has a bits guiding hole extending along the needle axis, and the rear part has a drug feeding hole extending along the needle axis; wherein the middle part has two outlet holes extending along a radical direction, and a separating board is provided between the two outlet holes; a rear end of the bits guiding hole communicates with the two outlet holes at two sides of the separating board; and a front end of the drug feeding hole communicates with the two outlet holes.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360708

Reciprocating working machine

A reciprocating working machine has a lower blade and an upper blade overlapping each other. The lower and upper blades have respective elongated apertures slidably fit around lower and upper eccentric cams, respectively, the lower and upper eccentric cams are arranged at a 180-degree phase from each other. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360707

Shredder-aspirator integrated device

A shredder-aspirator integrated device is described comprising shredding means suitable to shred organic gardening material, characterised in that it comprises: an aspirating mouth suitable to aspirate organic gardening material; a fan rotatable about an axis, which is operable to generate an air flow suitable to convey organic gardening material via an aspirating mouth toward shredding means; and a drive connectable to a motor; the shredding means and said fan are operatively connected to the drive.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360706

Device for spraying products from a distance and an agricultural machine including the same

A device for spraying bulk or piecemeal products includes a casing with a rotary spraying organ and a lateral ejection opening prolonged by a spout. The rotary organ includes radial vanes designed to form a material jet directed along the axis of the spout, with generation of a carrier air stream. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360705

Electrohydraulic circuit for a drop floor assembly

The disclosure relates generally to a crop feeding system in a harvester comprising a electrohydraulic circuit comprising electric and hydraulic connections that allow for the movement of a bottom floor assembly, such movement defining the depth of a crop feeding channel in the harvester and allowing at least one variable setting for removing a clog of material in a crop collection channel.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360704

Crop cart unloading system

A crop cart unloading system for efficiently unloading a harvested crop from a crop cart. The crop cart unloading system generally includes a hopper having a floor conveyor movably positioned with respect to a lower floor, a plurality of sidewalls extending upwardly from the lower floor, an unloading door movably connected to an unloading end of the hopper, and an upper opening defined by an upper edge of the plurality of sidewalls for receiving a field crop. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360703

Windrow merger and pickup head

A windrow merger includes heads having cams that control the speed of the tines. The cam is configured with a section that slows the speed of the tines while passing a lower front portion of the path of rotation to lift material from the ground at lower speeds and therefore handles the material more gently at the point of pickup. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360702

Articulated lateral crop divider for a flexible harvesting header

The present invention relates to harvesting platforms that are carried on the front end of an agricultural combine. The harvesting platform includes lateral crop dividers for agricultural harvesting headers with a flexible cutterbar.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360701

Agricultural harvester header with retracting paddles for conveying crop material

An agricultural harvester includes a header with an infeed assembly including a driving element configured to rotate; a cylinder rotationally coupled to the driving element and having a plurality of openings formed therein; and a paddle assembly eccentrically positioned and rotationally held within the cylinder. Each paddle assembly includes a plurality of paddles variably positioned through the openings in the cylinder. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360700

Apparatuses and methods for moving windrow ends inward

Apparatuses for and methods of moving the ends of windrows inward are disclosed. The apparatuses of the present invention include a front end, a rear end and two opposing sides, the front end configured to be wider than the rear end, two skids attached to the two opposing sides, a gate rotatably attached to the rear end and configured to cover an opening in the rear end, a gate cylinder operably attached to the gate and configured to close the gate to collect fruit and/or nuts within the apparatus, and open the gate to distribute the fruit and/or nuts outside of the apparatus, thus eliminating the need to hand rake the ends of the windrows inward or to blow the ends of the windrow inward with a hand blower.. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360699

Conveyor belt tensing apparatus for a harvesting header

The invention relates to a header with a belt tensioner that accommodates the flexing and twisting of the conveyor belts and generates a constant tension evenly distributed across the width of the conveyor belts.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360698

Automatic header coupling

In one embodiment, a combine harvester feeder house assembly, comprising: a feeder house comprising an inlet end; a tilt frame surrounding the inlet end and in pivotal arrangement relative to the feeder house; a gearbox attached to the tilt frame; and a first dog clutch operably coupled to the gearbox.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360697

System and method for automatically changing machine control state

In one embodiment, a control system for a land machine, the control system comprising: a position indication component configured to generate position information that indicates a current geographic position of the machine; and a control unit configured to: receive the position information from the position indication component; and change a control state of the machine by either disabling, or enabling engagement of, an automatic steering function of the machine depending on the position information.. . ...

12/15/16 / #20160360696

Grain tank with force assisting element for cover

An agricultural harvester includes a chassis and a grain tank carried by the chassis. The grain tank includes a frame having an opening formed therethrough; a pair of tank cover sections movably associated with the frame such that the tank cover sections can switch between an open position and a covering position relative to the opening of the frame; and at least one actuator linked to at least one of the tank cover sections and configured to selectively provide a switching force. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360695

Cutting blade

The invention relates to a cutting blade (110, 500, 600, 700) for a robotic mower (100). The cutting blade includes a first end section (302) and a second end section (304), and two lateral sections (306, 308, 502, 602, 604, 702, 704) extending between the first and second end sections. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360694

Pitch control system for riding mower chute

A system for pivoting a discharge chute of a mower includes a cable attached at one end to a coupling at the top surface of a chute near the free end of the chute, trained on a pulley at a height above the height of the top surface of the chute, and attached at the other end to a handle. An operator can easily reach the handle and move it to a retainer, which releasably holds the handle. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360693

Mulch kit control lever

A mulch kit control lever with a detent plate attached to the top surface of a mower deck, and a vertically oriented pivot pin extending through the detent plate and through the mower deck and engaging a mulch gate. A pivoting handle connected to the pivot pin moves the mulch gate between a side discharge position and a mulching position. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360692

Data acquisition system for a seed planter

The press wheel has instrumentation associated therewith detecting a rolling of the wheel over a planted set. The press wheel also has a computing device connected to the instrumentation and to the speed monitoring device of the planter. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360691

Pull-type crop harvesting machine transport system

A pull-type crop engaging machine such as a rotary mower comprises a frame mounted on transversely spaced field ground wheels for movement with a hitch arm extending to a tractor and a transport assembly attached behind the frame for moving downwardly to a transport position so that in the transport position the hitch arm extends from one end of the frame generally in the transverse direction for towing the machine in the transverse direction. The transport includes a transport ground wheel which acts to raise the frame to pass underneath the crop engaging system to support the machine on the wheel, on a second wheel behind the frame and on the hitch. ...

12/15/16 / #20160360690

Strip soil loosening and crushing mechanism of no-tillage planting machine

The present invention discloses a strip soil loosening and crushing mechanism of a no-tillage planting machine. The machine has a connecting bracket, a star-shaped cutter head assembly, and a soil crushing wheel assembly. ...

12/15/16 / #(d) pasteurization of the retentate r3 from step (c)

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12/15/16 / #(c) ultrafiltration of the second permeate p2 from step (b) at a temperature of about 6 to about 25° c. to produce a third retentate r3 and a third permeate p3;

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12/15/16 / #(b) microfiltration of the retentate r1 from step (a) at a temperature of about 2 to about 35° c. to produce a second retentate r2 and a second permeate p2;

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12/15/16 / #(a) ultrafiltration of whey at a temperature of about 2 to about 25° c. to produce a first retentate r1 and a first permeate p1;

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12/08/16 / #to provide a fungicidal composition having stable and high fungicidal effects against cultivated crops infected with plant diseases resulting from plant diseases. a fungicidal composition containing, as active ingredients, (a) a benzoylpyridine derivative represented by the formula (i) or its salt:
12/08/16 / #the method for preparing primed seed comprises successively:

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12/08/16 / #the invention relates to a method for preparing primed seed, a method for improving the germination rate of seed, and a use of a gaseous composition.
12/08/16 / #providing seed that is capable of germinating,

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12/08/16 / #preparing container for processing the basic ice cream product;

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12/08/16 / #preparing a hermetically sealed capsule containing an additional flavor;

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12/08/16 / #opening the capsule;

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12/08/16 / #exposing said seed to a treatment atmosphere for an exposure time of at least 1 second, wherein the treatment atmosphere has a relative humidity of 50% or more and a temperature of 50-100° c., and wherein the exposure time has a duration of 30 minutes or less, and

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12/08/16 / #cooling and stirring a basic preparation inside the processing container to make the basic ice cream product;

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12/08/16 / #bulge for panty, incorporating stuffing for buttock enhancement wherein the bulge (1) is incorporated with soft stuffing, to increase and enhance the woman buttocks, without marking or creating creases over the cloth to be dressed. in addition, by the bulge (1) design the enhancement is provided in a harmonic and natural way.
12/08/16 / #a method for making variegated ice cream, comprising the following steps:
12/08/16 / #20160353938

Track corner connecting device for shower door, shower door frame and shower door

This invention relates to the field of bathroom devices, and particularly to a track corner connecting device for a shower door used in a shower room, a shower door frame and a shower door. The track corner connecting device for a shower door comprises: an inserting member, a receiving member and a protective cover. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353937

Wheelchair bathing attachment

A wheelchair bathing attachment provides four sections in an accordion fold, supporting the user's back, buttocks, lower legs, and feet in a sitting position on a wheelchair or scooter. Two small wash basins are provided for the buttocks and feet. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353936

Packaged wheat flour

Provided is wheat flour that can be shaken out of a shaker-type container onto a foodstuff in small amounts with little scattering and lumping. Provided is a packaged wheat flour including wheat flour packed in a shaker-type container having one or more shaker holes having a maximum width of 2 to 20 mm, the wheat flour having a particle diameter at 10%, d10, of 18 μm or more and a particle diameter at 90%, d90, of 500 μm or less.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353935

First slice square and wedge

First slice is a kitchen tool to be paced at the bottom of a pan before building a lasagna, quiche, pie, casserole etc. The tool will facilitate the removal of the first slice neatly and cleanly.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353934

Vessels for processing and storage of foodstuffs

In combination, a container in which foodstuffs are to be prepared and stored, and an electrically powered food-processing appliance, wherein at least a portion of the container comprises material responsive to a condition of electrical energy applied thereto to vary the transmission of light therethrough and the appliance comprises means for selectively applying said electrical energy to said material, whereby at least said portion of said container is selectively rendered more transmissive to light.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353933

Sauce pot

Disclosed herein is a sauce pot which is used for the mixing for stirring of sauces, soups, gravies, and other foodstuffs while being heated on a heat source such as a stovetop, gas burner, hot plate, barbeque grill, charcoal, open flame, etc. The term “sauce” will be used herein to indicate all such foodstuffs to be cooked in order to abbreviate this disclosure. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353932

Multifunction programmable foodstuff preparation

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for automatically and programmably preparing food. Devices include a container that includes a cavity configured to store at least one food ingredient, where the cavity defines an internal volume of the container. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353931

Coffee grinding device

A coffee grinding device includes a base, a tubular part connected to the top of the base, and a driving member received in the tubular part and driven by the base. A male grinder is connected to the driving member with a female grinder adjustably located above the male grinder. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353930

Toaster and method for controlling said toaster

A toaster includes a first heating compartment, a first heating element associated with the first heating compartment, and a control unit in communication with the first heating element for executing an activation of the heating element by providing a current thereto and a deactivation of the heating element by disconnecting the current therefrom, the control unit further executing a main heating program comprising a succession of activations, separated by respective deactivations.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353929

Gas-fired smoker with digital temperature control

A gas-fired smoker constitutes a cabinet for holding food products to be cooked. A gas burner in the cabinet is connected to a source of flammable gas by means of a valve. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353928

Roasting and glazing apparatus and method of cleaning thereof

An apparatus/method of cleaning a roaster bowl having a pouring lip and a cover (e.g., sugar or other coating is adhered to the bowl, its pouring lip and the cover). Water is added to the roaster bowl and the cover is placed over the roaster bowl. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353927

Waffle maker

A waffle maker has upper and lower baking plates each of which is powered with at least one heating element for baking waffle. A power control unit responds to a temperature sensing unit to control power applied to the heaters and to maintain the heating plates both before and after each baking cycle at a manually pre-selected temperature. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353926

Food holder, apparatus and method using a food holder

The present invention relates to a food holder (10) for an apparatus for preparing food by hot air, the food holder comprising: a plurality of first horizontal separation elements (12); a plurality of second horizontal separation elements (14); wherein the first horizontal separation elements (12) and the second horizontal separation elements (14) are arranged in transverse directions (d1, d2) crossing each other; and a plurality of vertical support elements (16) supporting the first horizontal separation elements (12) and the second horizontal separation elements (14); wherein at least one of the group of the first horizontal separation elements (12), the second horizontal separation elements (14), and the vertical support elements (16) are movable in relation to the other elements, in order to form at least one compartment (22) of adjustable size for holding food. It allows adjusting the compartment to the particular size and shape of the food item(s) to be prepared.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353925

Roasting and glazing apparatus and method of cleaning thereof

A method of cleaning a roaster bowl having a pouring lip and a cover (e.g., sugar or other coating is adhered to the bowl, its pouring lip and the cover). Water is added to the roaster bowl and the cover is placed over the roaster bowl. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353924

Roasting and glazing apparatus

A roasting and glazing apparatus comprising a housing, a bowl assembly having a bowl support and a roaster bowl, an agitator rotatably mounted within the roaster bowl, a heater to heat the roaster bowl, and a cantilever arm disposed external to the housing. The cantilever arm, when moved, moves the roaster bowl between fully lowered and fully raised positions. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353923

Roasting and glazing apparatus

A roasting and glazing apparatus comprising a nut roaster housing, a roaster bowl within the nut roaster housing, an agitator rotatably mounted within the roaster bowl and including at least two blades to mix a mixture of nuts and sugar during roasting, a heater within the housing for heating the roaster bowl, and a cover mounted on the roaster bowl, sized to cover the roaster bowl, and including a water reservoir that includes at least one metering hole to allow water placed within the reservoir during glazing to flow into the roaster bowl at a predetermined, measured rate of flow. The measured flow results in well coated glazed nuts and prevents the formation of a large burst of steam, thus protecting the operator against being scalded during glazing of the roasted nuts, as well as providing other benefits.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353922

Pie pan baking device

The present invention is a pie pan baking device having a pie pan with a plurality of heating vents arranged concentrically forming a ring with fastener apertures located at the same outer corner edge of each of the plurality of the heat vents, a fastener affixed through each fastener aperture, a latch and a cover affixed rotatably to each outer corner edge of the heat vents by the fastener, the cover and latch rotating independently of each other, wherein each cover is able to cover a heating vent, and an inner heating channel having a wall vent for each, wherein the wall vents have a base and ascending inner and outer walls arranged to able to extend through the heating vents, wherein the base is larger than the heating vents and having rectangular cutouts along their outer edges at locations near the latches to allow the latches to secure the base to the pie pan.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353921

Machine & system for obtaining precise cooking times of irregular shaped food objects

A machine and system in the art of precision cooking, which can be a stand-alone appliance, or integrated into a thermally insulated chamber; the machine having means to collect geometric, physical, and thermal values; having access to an electronic database of material composition values, a program which through onboard micro-computing or connection to external computing resources, generates a three-dimensional thermo physical model of the irregular shaped food object to be cooked, relating obtained values as to retrieve essential heat conduction variables to render an accurate cook time. The machine and system, once integrated inside a thermally insulated chamber, or in communication with a thermally insulated chamber through an iot communication platform can, once cook time is calculated, receive feedback from user through a display—this feedback assists in ensuring accurate precision of cooking time by slightly changing the individual users machine to account for irregular variables in the system.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353920

Media cartridge with linear, adjustable bypass

Provided are media cartridges that have adjustable bypasses using linear movement, and systems and methods that use them. Aspects include an adjustable bypass filter cartridge where a treated stream and an adjusted non-treated stream combine prior to post-filtration and the percentage or ratio of treated the and the non-treated water is adjustable at the time of installation from the outside of the filter cartridge with a known or predictable level of bypass. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353919

Beverage brewing systems and methods for using the same

The brewing system disclosed herein includes a spinning or rotating inlet nozzle for use in intermixing hot water and coffee in a coffee cartridge. The inlet nozzle may include one or more flow ports that inject hot water into an inner chamber of the coffee cartridge at select angles, locations and pressures to create the desired fluidized mixture of hot water and beverage medium. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353918

A capsule kit for use in a food preparation machine

The present invention is directed to a kit of at least two capsules (11) each for containing at least one specific food ingredient, the capsules being adapted to be alternatively functionally inserted in the brewing cavity of a food preparation machine (1) for the preparation of a multi-ingredient food product, characterized in that each capsule in the kit (11) comprises at least one deformable portion (17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38) that is deformed when said capsule is inserted into the machine cavity, and/or when said cavity is closed, so that at least one machine operational parameter is set by detection of the reaction force on the machine cavity by the deformed deformable portion, said kit being further characterized in that different capsules in the kit comprise deformable portions with different predetermined mechanical properties so as to customize the machine brewing functional parameters to each capsule inserted therein.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353917

Infant formula device

An apparatus is provided for accurately dispensing a powder such as powdered infant formula into a container, and pasteurizing and reconstituting the powdered formula while completely mixing the formula in the container. The apparatus includes a hopper assembly for storing powder, a dosing assembly for measuring and dispensing powder from a receptacle into the container, a dilution assembly and a mixing assembly for obtaining accurately and completely mixed formula from the dispensed powder. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353916

Bayonet fitting pressure cooker provided with a control member

The invention provides a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure including a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system, said utensil including a lid subassembly that includes both said lid and a support attached to said lid in such a manner that said lid can pivot, said utensil including a control member for controlling the locking/unlocking, and a transformation device for transforming the movement of the control member into pivoting of the lid relative to the support, said control member being shaped to be capable of being taken hold of manually and being connected mechanically to the support so that said lid subassembly being lifted manually, via the control member, causes the control member to be urged back into its unlocking position.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353915

Bayonet fitting pressure cooker provided with guide elements

The invention provides a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure having a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system comprising first and second series of locking projections, said utensil includes a lid subassembly that includes said lid and a support attached in pivotable manner to said lid, said lid subassembly and said vessel being configured to be associated with each other in a first arrangement in which the lid overlies the vessel, and a second arrangement obtained by moving said lid subassembly downwards until said first series of projections are lower than said second series of projections, said support and said vessel being provided respectively with complementary first and second guide elements that are configured to co-operate mutually whenever said lid subassembly and said vessel are associated with each other in said first arrangement.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353914

Pressure cooker provided with a manual control for controlling locking

The invention relates to a cooking utensil for cooking food under pressure including a vessel, a lid, and a bayonet-fitting locking system, said cooking utensil includes a control member for controlling locking that is attached to said support via a mechanical coupling allowing said control member to be moved, and is connected to the lid via a movement transformation device for transforming said movement of the control member into pivoting of the lid, said mechanical coupling being configured so that said manual movement of the control member is formed by a movement in rotation about an axis of rotation (y-y′) parallel to the central vertical axis (x-x′) and/or by a movement in translation.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353913

Bayonet-fitting pressure cooker provided with a vessel handle

The invention provides a bayonet-fitting pressure-cooking utensil having a vessel and a lid, said utensil including a support attached to said lid so that said lid can pivot relative to said support, the support and the vessel being configured to be united in a predetermined relative arrangement enabling the lid to be locked to the vessel, said support forming a first positioning element that projects radially beyond the lid and that is designed such that, when the support and the vessel are united in said predetermined relative arrangement, said first positioning element interacts mechanically with a second positioning element to lock the relative angular positioning of the support and of the vessel, while also allowing said handle to project radially outwards beyond said support.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353912

Hanging mounting device

Aspects of the invention provide a solution for mounting a hanging using a set of mounting devices including magnets. A mounting device includes a first and second portions at least one of which generates a magnetic field, such that a surface of the first portion is attracted to a surface of the second portion. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353911

Smart mailbox

The present invention is mail alert system attached with the mailbox which is operated in connection with mailbox accessories. The device detects the presence of delivery of mail, generates a detection signal, transmits said detection signal, receives said detection signal at a remote, location, and alerts said user. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353910

Individual stair carpets

The present invention relates to a replaceable damage-free carpet for a stair-step comprising of non-skid carpet material upper portion and a rubber lower portion. The carpet can be used to prevent slipping in commercial buildings and residential dwellings. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353909

Stackable glass

A stackable glass having a bowl with a rim and a partially hollow base formed by a wall coupled to the bowl opposite the rim. A central structure is arranged in the partially hollow base that extends away from the bowl. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353908

Interactive gaming and dining machine with sound and light

An interactive gaming and dining machine includes a base, a gaming member and a piece of a tableware. The gaming member is connected to the underside of the interactive gaming and dining machine, and the tableware is engaged with the flange of the base. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353907

Zip on upholstery

Mattress covers are disclosed that enable a user to provide a distinct consumer marketing appearance to a mattress.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353906

Cooling shelf

A refrigerated display case having a bottom assembly with lower lateral edges, a top assembly with upper lateral edges, a rear wall assembly and side walls; a cooling chamber at the bottom assembly; and lower securing elements in a lower region of the sidewalls and upper securing elements in an upper region of the sidewalls. The lower lateral edges of the bottom assembly near the side walls are provided with securing elements adapted to interact with lower counterpart securing elements and the upper lateral edges of the top assembly near the side walls are provided with upper counterpart securing elements, the side walls being detachably secured to the refrigerated display case by connecting the lower securing elements to the lower counterpart securing elements and by connecting the upper securing elements to the upper counterpart securing elements.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353905

Container cooling shelf

The invention is a container refrigeration case having at least one cooling air duct extending through a wide area of a rear wall unit and top unit, having a bottom region that accommodates a rolling container, and having side wall units. Cooling air is guided to circulate through the cooling air duct, a cooling air curtain traveling from top to bottom on the front side, and across the bottom region. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353904

Decorative step stool cover

A decorative step stool cover is provided, comprising: a body having a substantially flat top surface, the top surface configured to cover a planar step surface of a single step stool and the body configured to overhang sides of the step stool; four legs attached to respective corners of the body, each leg comprising a compartment configured to enclose a leg of the step stool; and means for removably securing the step stool cover to the step stool.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353903

Crib rolling apparatus

A moving apparatus for reciprocally rolling a child in a rollable carriage, to and fro repeatedly, the apparatus comprises: an apparatus housing configured to remain stationary relative to a resting surface; an electrical motor supported by the housing; a reciprocally movable carriage driver supported at the housing and at least one attaching device for attaching at least one end of the carriage driver to the rollable carriage; a coupling between the motor and the carriage driver for causing the driver to receive motive power from the motor to cause the driver to move reciprocally; a controller for actuating the motor; and the carriage driver is so supported and configured as to cause it to reciprocally move to and fro along a substantially straight line. The carriage driver can be a motor driven driver shaft, rope or the like.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353902

Floor brake assembly for an article of furniture

A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base. The pivot arm is rotated to a braking position and an unbraking position. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353901

Floor brake assembly for an article of furniture

A floor brake assembly for an article of furniture includes a base adapted to be affixed to an article of furniture, a plunger having a brake pad at a plunger first end where the brake pad engages a floor and a second position where the brake pad is free of the floor, a pivot arm rotatably mounted to the base, a first activation arm pivotally mounted to the base, and a second activation arm pivotally mounted to the base. The pivot arm is rotated to a braking position and an unbraking position. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353900

Feedback control for a person support apparatus with a mattress replacement system and methods for automatically pausing a turn and hold operation

A method for triggering a pause event in a turn and hold operation applied to a mattress replacement system of a person support apparatus may include inflating at least one air bladder in only one of a right side portion and a left side portion of the mattress replacement system; detecting, automatically with at least one sensor, a force applied to at least one of a frame of the personal support apparatus and the at least one air bladder as the at least one air bladder is inflated; determining, automatically with a microcontroller communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, if the force applied has a force duration that is greater than a threshold force duration to trigger the pause event; and discontinuing inflation of the at least one air bladder when the pause event is triggered.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353899

Adjustable mattress structure

An adjustable mattress structure comprises a mattress body in which there are a plurality of hollow bases, a plurality of elastic support units, a plurality of adjustable positioning boards and a plurality of spring positioning bodies. Each of the elastic support units consists of a first encapsulated elastomer and a second encapsulated elastomer. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353898

Protective, collapsible, lightweight bed finishing frame

A protective, highly padded/cushioned, lightweight, collapsible, portable, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing bed finishing frame. The apparatus slips over a box spring without any assembly necessary, tangentially supporting generous padding/cushion around the perimeter of the box spring, thereby protecting individuals from injury by contacting any hard edges or surfaces associated with the box spring or bed frame and providing a stylistic and finished appearance.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353897

Seating unit convertible to bed

A seating unit having a foldable bed includes: a base with an internal cavity and a rear wall; a foldable bed that includes separate and distinct head, intermediate and seat sections, wherein in a folded position, the intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed and positioned in vertically stacked relationship, and the head section is generally vertically disposed and positioned adjacent the rear wall of the base, and in an unfolded position, the head, intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed and in serial alignment with each other; and a bed folding mechanism that is attached to the base and the head, intermediate and seat sections that controls the movement of the bed between the folded and unfolded positions.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353896

Chair with activated back flex

A chair back that includes a back support, an upright frame, and at least one flex wing. The back support is substantially flexible and has a first side portion and a second side portion. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353895

Magnetic seat cushion

Ferromagnetic furniture is provided. The furniture may include a chair and a seat cushion. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353894

Ball chair

A ball chair includes a ball-shaped cushion, a seat, a back and at least a threaded fastening member. The seat has a bearing portion for bearing the cushion, and a connecting portion connected with the bearing portion and having an engaging recess and at least a through hole communicating with the engaging recess. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353893

Multi layered modular support system for lounge and other applications

A lounge having a matrix mat and a plurality of modules capable of being inserted into the matrix mat. The lounge may include a frame configured as a rigid frame, a modular frame, and combinations thereof. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353892

Floor seat

A floor seat providing a pair of sitting-bone supports, a pelvic-floor support extending between. The sitting-bone supports at substantially the same level, a coccyx indent behind the pelvic-floor support, a heel indent in front of the pelvic-floor support, and a forward incline, which provide positioning, cushioning, insulation, and the proper amount of supporting pressure or absence of pressure appropriate to the sitting bones, the pelvic floor, and the coccyx, and room for proper placement of the feet, for persons sitting on a floor, particularly though not exclusively in the practice of yoga, and optionally a pubic-bone positioner to aid in positioning and posture, and thigh supports.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353891

Chair assembly

A chair assembly includes a base structure defining upper and lower portions, and a support structure, a seat support structure having a forward portion pivotably connected to the upper portion of the base structure for rotation about a first pivot point and a rearward portion, a back support structure having a forward portion pivotably connected to the lower portion of the base structure for rotation about a second pivot point that is located below and rearward of the first pivot point, and an upwardly extending back portion that moves rearwardly and downwardly as the back support structure pivots and the back portion moves, and a control link pivotably coupled to the seat support structure for rotation about a third pivot point and to the back support structure for rotation about a fourth pivot point each located rearward of the first and second pivot points.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353890

Reclining chair

A reclining chair includes a stationary frame having first and second sides, a seat, a seat back, and a foot rest mounted to the frame, a linkage mechanism mounted to the frame and configured to move the seat, the seat back, and the foot rest between a sitting position and a reclining position and having a driving arm adjacent to the first side and configured to drive the linkage mechanism, and a rotatable arm mounted to the first side of the stationary frame. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353889

Cabinet

A cabinet includes a frame and first and second drawers each coupled to the frame and arranged adjacent to one another. The first and second drawers are independently moveable relative to the frame between open and closed positions. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353888

Suspension chair, modular furniture arrangement and modular furniture kit

A furniture arrangement includes a worksurface having a side edge and opposite front and rear edges, where the worksurface is vertically spaced so as to define leg space beneath each of the front and rear edges. A chair is positioned adjacent the rear edge and has a backrest defined by first and second back support portions extending in first and second directions. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353887

Student chair

A seat pivotably mounted to a seat base via a swivel connector, and a work surface assembly pivotably mounted above the seat base and below the seat via the swivel connector. In particular, a bushing may be attached to an outer surface of the swivel connector in a manner in which the bushing is axially fixed, yet rotatable relative to the swivel connector, such as via an arrangement of protrusions and grooves on the bushing and connector, respectively. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353886

Television support and mounting kit

A panel television support and mounting kit allows the consumer to employ any of the three modes of support, namely stand mount, elevated console mount and wall mount. The elevated console mount incorporates a vertical spine to elevate the panel television above the console and an offset arm to support the television over an upper shelf of the console. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353885

Wall mount for flat and non-flat screens

A wall mounting system for connecting a back of a flat or curved screen to a wall, including, a mounting interface having semi-spherical depressions, multiple elongated beams having matching, semi-spherical depressions for adjustably coupling with the semi-spherical depressions of the mounting interface, wherein the semi-spherical depressions of the elongated beams and the mounting interface have holes for non-movably coupling between them once adjusted, wherein each elongated beam has one or more cut out portions for attaching the elongated beam to the back of the screen: and wherein the mounting interface serves as an interface for holding the screen while it is attached to the wall by the mounting system.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353884

Apparatus for storing footwear

An apparatus for storing footwear including a base including a first end section and a second end section, the first end section and the second end section are on opposite sides of the base; a limb coupled to the base at the second end section, wherein the limb includes an upper portion limb with a upper portion limb width and a lower portion limb with a lower portion limb width, and wherein the upper portion limb width is greater in value than the lower portion limb width; and a hinging device coupled to the base and the limb at the lower portion limb, wherein the hinging device is configured to fold a portion of the limb.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353883

Supplementary organizer and storage device

A supplementary organizer and storage device is disclosed in which the device incorporates a central portion having a first side and a second side both descending down from the central portion, the first side having a pocket for receiving an object and the second side having a pocket for receiving an object, the central portion for being placed on top of an appliance and the first side and the second side for draping over top of the appliance.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353882

Fold-out tray for use with an item of luggage

Disclosed herein is a fold-out tray for an item of luggage, the fold-out tray comprising a main panel having a work surface, a connector coupled to the main panel to permit the main panel to rotate between a first position in which the work surface is substantially vertical and a second position in which the work surface is substantially horizontal, and a support coupled to the connector. The support, which enables the fold-out tray to be attached to the item of luggage, has a depression into which the main panel fits when the main panel is in the first position. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353881

Reading lamp

A reading lamp, by which, the limitation of illuminated and magnified zones of a known flat-panel reading lamp is overcome. The reading lamp does not need to be manually moved many times in use, so that it is convenient to carry and easy for operation. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353880

System and method for sensing obstructions of sensors used with an adjustable height work desk

The present disclosure relates to a system for monitoring use of a work structure at which a user is present, and detecting if any one of one or more sensors of the system are obstructed. The system may have a work structure at which a user may perform a task. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353879

Structure for an adjustable height work surfaces cooperating with linear extension mechanisms

A structural configuration of a under frame cooperating with linear extension mechanisms supports an adjustable height work surface with diagonal structural elements oriented and located to extend stability from the base objects to the ws directly, or proximate to an under frame location cooperating with the ws and further comprising under frame lateral structural elements that communicates a substantial fraction of both downward loads and horizontal torsional forces to the lower extents of the vertical structural elements resulting in improved stability of the vertically extended work surface.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353878

Height adjustable support tray apparatus

The present apparatus relates generally to a height adjustable support tray apparatus and accessories, and more particularly to an improved height adjustable support tray apparatus to provide a portable working surface. Particularly the instant apparatus includes a unique attaching section which securely attaches the instant apparatus to the selected support structure. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353877

Detachable tabletop system and bracket assembly for engaging a supportive railing

A tabletop system for detachably engaging a railing provides a tabletop with a substantially planar upper surface and at least one bracket assembly. The bracket assembly includes an elongated member that is removably engaged with the tabletop and is configured to span over a handrail of the railing. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353876

Continuous force spring elevatable work platform

A work platform height adjustment apparatus having a frame and a support assembly moveably mounted on the frame. The frame is provided with cover panels which are mounted to the frame and the support assembly carries a spring biased work platform on brackets mounted to the support assembly so that the work platform can assume a number of fixed height positions.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353875

Folding table with two-position leg lock

A folding table has a pair of regular, non-foldable legs and a pair of foldable legs that move between a use configuration and a storage configuration. The foldable legs incorporate a two position lock mechanism that selectively allows the legs to be locked in either the use configuration where the legs cooperatively support the table top or the storage configuration where the legs are positioned parallel to the table top. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353874

Device for filament end-rounding and a method for end-rounding (tooth)brush filaments

An end-rounding device comprises a movable body comprising an abrasive surface; a gearing for transferring a movement from a motor to the movable body; a providing unit for providing a plurality of bristle filament ends to the abrasive surface, wherein the providing unit comprises a clamping unit for clamping a bunch of filaments, wherein the bunch comprises a multiple of filaments of a bristle tuft; wherein the abrasive surface has a diameter from 80 mm to 300 mm and comprises a concave curvature oriented in the direction of the clamping unit; and wherein the clamping unit is movably spaced from the abrasive surface at a distance. A method of smoothening bristle filament ends utilizes the end-rounding device.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353873

On-line wheel cleaning device

The present invention discloses an on-line wheel cleaning device, having a frame, a cylinder, a motor, a brush chassis, radial brushes, a spline shaft and a spline housing, wherein a sensor enables a wheel to be primarily positioned; a clamping cylinder enables two left clamping rollers and right clamping rollers to clamp the wheel by way of gears, left racks, right racks and a guide rail; a jacking cylinder is used for jacking the brush chassis and the radial brushes through the spline shaft and enabling the brush chassis and the radial brushes to touch a flange plate and a center hole of the wheel, respectively; the motor drives a belt pulley i, the spline housing and the spline shaft to rotate through a synchronous belt and a belt pulley i; an adjusting cylinder jacks up an apex to drive the four radial brushes to move outwards respectively.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353872

Dental dispensing tip

A dental dispensing tip includes a body having a first body end, a second body end, and a fluid passageway extending between the first and second body ends. A brush cup is provided at the second body end and has a brush barrel defined therein. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353871

Oral care implement

An oral implement comprises a head (10) and a handle (12). The head (10) comprises a first face (14) and a plurality of cleaning elements (34, 36) extending therefrom, a proximal section (16) adjacent to the handle (12) and a distal section (18) remote from the handle (12). ...

12/08/16 / #20160353870

Toothbrush

A toothbrush, which comprises a toothbrush body that is provided at one end with a cleaning head that is adapted to be accommodated rotatably inside a seat that is defined in the body, for a rotation of the head about an axis thereof, the peculiarity of which consists in that the seat and the head are shaped so as to enable a rotation of the head about the axis of the seat, with an axis that is inclined with respect to the axis of the seat.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353869

Replacement brush head for an electric toothbrush

A replacement head for an electric toothbrush has a simplified drive construction and desired bristle carrier retention. The replacement head includes a neck with a head at one end and a brush shaft disposed within the neck. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353868

Handle for plastic grocery bags or the like and related system

A handle for one or more plastic grocery bags or the like includes a base and first and second arms. The base is generally planar base and extends along a longitudinal axis. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353867

Device attachment for holding a device

An attachment to a mobile device, allowing a user to grasp and use the device. The attachment may include three concentric, interlocking rings. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353866

Apparatus and system for holding game-calling devices

An apparatus for holding game-calling devices includes a strap having a first end and a second end. The apparatus is further comprised of a first fastener attached to the strap at the first end and configured to attach to a garment. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353865

Safety/anti-theft leash for loss-prevention and anti-theif

A safety/anti-theft leash for securing a mobile device includes an adjustable armband, a strap having an adjustable unit that expands or shrinks an opening surrounded by the strap, and a connector coupled between the armband and the strap. The opening may be expanded to receive the mobile device and shrunk to secure the mobile device to the leash.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353864

Automatic opening for a compartment in a pack

The inventive subject matter is generally directed to a pack with an automatically opening compartment. The pack has a body that defines a volume for the containment of articles, and a strap system for supporting the pack in a user's body. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353863

Retractable shoulder strap for portable objects

A retractable shoulder strap for portable objects, such as bags, purses, briefcases or carry-on luggage, comprises a shoulder pad, an elongated strip of pliant material, a plurality of holes positioned at substantially uniform intervals along the length of the elongated strip, and retractors located inside the shoulder pad. Extendible guide wires passing through the plurality of holes connect the ends of the elongated strip to the retractors, which are spring-biased to automatically retract the guide wires and stow the elongated strip inside internal storage spaces in the shoulder pad, thereby eliminating slack in the strap when no tension is applied to the ends of the elongated strip. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353862

Barber platform and mat

The present invention is a platform and mat for use by barbers. The platform elevates a mat a few inches above the ground and is generally of rectangular shape with a semicircular cut out to account for a barber chair in the shape of a barber mat in which a barber can stand on. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353861

Device for supporting eyelash extensions

A device for supporting eyelash extensions during the use thereof. The device includes an articulatable support having a first connector proximate a first end. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353860

Applicator

An applicator package (40), consisting of an applicator and a substance (48) in the applicator, is provided so a user can apply the substance (48) to a target region. A set of components is provided for being assembled as the applicator, and a method is provided for making the applicator package (40). ...

12/08/16 / #20160353859

Fingernail coating apparatus and method

A fingernail coating apparatus including: a brush for administering a liquid onto a user's fingernail; a first motor, for moving the brush along parallel elongated areas on the user's fingernail, for administering the liquid thereto; and a second motor, for applying a rotational state to the brush, for providing an appropriate effective width to the brush, for administering the liquid in the effective width, thereby substantially all points of the user's fingernail are coated with one layer only.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353858

Scent schedule based on relatedness of scent delivery devices in a scent delivery system

A scent delivery system includes first and second scent delivery units and a central controller. The central controller is configured to generate command data capable of affecting operation of at least the first and second units based on one or more scenting schedules. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353857

Foundation container provided with rubber discharge pad

The present invention relates to a foundation container provided with a container body (10) and a container cover opened and closed being hingedly coupled to the container body, the foundation container comprising: a content container (50) coupled to the inner side of the inner container (30) and provided with an elastic rib (53) on a side thereof; and a rubber discharge pad (60) which is coupled to an upper end of the content container (50) and has discharge holes (61). In addition, a diameter the discharge holes (61) of the present invention is formed with a size of 0.01 mm to 1.0 mm. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353856

Hand plate for nail gel curing apparatus

An apparatus for providing uv radiation for curing of gels on fingernails and thumbnails including is disclosed. The apparatus includes an enclosure with a generally oval shaped opening into which a hand placed on a tray may be inserted. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353855

Hair styling brush systems

A system of hair styling brushes comprising a thermal plate situated over a resilient cushion member having bristles integrated with the resilient cushion member and extending through and away from the thermal plate, with an air break, or gap, between the thermal plate and resilient cushion member. The thermal plate assists shaping, shining, and drying of hair when used with a blow dryer. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353854

Cordless hair dryer with ionizing solution

A hair dryer with an ionizing solution provides a translucent reservoir which contains an ionized solution. The hair dryer heats the solution into a vapor, and may then be used to apply the ionized vapor to a salon client's hair while styling it, to prevent brittleness, damage, and split ends. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353853

Hair styling aid

A hair styling aid, in particular for curling hair, is described. The hair styling aid includes a handle and a housing connected to the handle, the housing having: guide means for receiving a length of hair to be styled, the guide means being provided by an aperture in the housing through which the length of hair is admitted into the housing in use; a rotatable element in the housing, rotatable relative to the guide means; a motor for rotating the rotatable element in a clockwise direction or in an anticlockwise direction; and an elongate member around which, in use, the length of hair is wound by the rotatable element; wherein the rotatable element has two hair-pushing surfaces, one of the hair-pushing surfaces being oriented for pushing hair when the element is rotated clockwise and the other of the hair-pushing surfaces being oriented for pushing hair when the element is rotated anticlockwise in use.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353852

Hair styling device

A hair styling device is described having a body defining a chamber adapted to accommodate a length of hair, the chamber having a primary opening through which the length of hair may pass into the chamber; a rotatable element adapted to engage the length of hair adjacent to the primary opening; an elongate member non-detachably mounted to the body and around which, in use, the length of hair is wound by the rotatable element, the elongate member having a free end; the chamber having a secondary opening through which the length of hair may pass out of the chamber, the secondary opening being located adjacent to the free end; and a movable abutment which can engage the length of hair in use, the movable abutment being movable relative to the elongate member and having an open position in which the length of hair can pass through the secondary opening, and a closed position in which the length of hair is retained within the chamber, wherein the movable abutment is located within one of (i) the secondary opening, (ii) the primary opening, and (iii) a passageway connecting the secondary opening to the primary opening.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353851

Retractable luggage extension handle with a ring-shaped grip

Disclosed herein is a retractable extension handle for an item of luggage, the retractable extension handle comprising a hollow grip, a motion transfer element, a button coupled to the hollow grip and to the motion transfer element, a motion transfer rod coupled to the motion transfer element and to an actuator, and an engagement latch coupled to the actuator. The motion transfer element is set within an interior space of the hollow grip and has a shape that is substantially similar to a shape of at least a portion of the hollow grip. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353850

Locking drawstring bag

An improved tote bag with a locking mechanism is disclosed. The bag provides a high degree of security yet still remains soft, unstructured, and fashionable.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353849

Modularly customizeable personal electronics carrying case with magnetized accessory system

The present invention is directed to a customizable electronics carrying case with a magnetized, modular accessory system. More particularly, the case is designed to protect and carry electronic devices of different sizes and specifications, from laptop and tablet computers to smartphones. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353848

Apparel-mountable wallet

A wallet comprises a pouch body having a pouch portion for the carrying of items, a flexible strap extending from the pouch body, and a pair of mutually attractable magnetic elements spaced apart a distance on the wallet and associated with the strap allow the strap to be folded about an edge of a layer such that the magnetic elements are in alignment at opposite sides of the layer to retain the wallet in position upon the layer. The wallet is particularly adapted to be mounted on an article of clothing or a footwear item at a hem or edge, with the flexible strap being wrapped about the edge to maintain the wallet in position. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353847

Light-emitting jewelry

A light-emitting jewelry piece includes a gemstone, a head, and a mounting. The head is configured to interconnect the gemstone to the mounting. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353846

Bracelet

A bracelet defined by an elongated band having first and second terminal end sections that collectively define a clasp and a plurality of interconnected sockets extending along the length of the band. The bracelet further includes a first charm that is sized, shaped and adapted to pressingly fit within a first half section of a first one of the sockets; and a second charm that is sized, shaped and adapted to pressingly fit within a second half section of a first one of the sockets. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353845

Fastening tool

Provided is a fastener, which has advantages over the prior art in that a retaining force is not dependent upon the biasing force of a spring, the fastener hardly comes out, and is less restricted in size than the prior art. The fastener has another important advantage over the prior art in that it forms no hole in plain cloth. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353844

Footwear forming device

Construction of a shoe relies on application of pressure to form the shoe portions to a desired shape and configuration. The application of pressure is accomplished with an adjustable width roller that conforms to different sizes of shoes while still contacting the shoe portion to conform the shape. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353843

Footwear ventilation structures and methods

Various embodiments of protective footwear are disclosed with improved ventilation characteristics. The protective footwear includes a toe cap having a ventilation channel, and various other ventilation structures to improve heat-transfer properties of the footwear.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353842

Shoe with lacing storage pocket

A shoe having a sole and an upper including a tongue, secured to the sole, a row of eyelets along each side of the tongue, including topmost eyelets and foremost eyelets, and a pocket accessory which includes a pocket member that has an anchor portion and a pocket flap which defines a pocket for receiving the knotted shoe lace via a pocket opening. There may be a cover member attached to the shoe, which can removably engage the pocket member to cover or expose the pocket opening. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353841

Shoe provided with a heel and an embellishment

A shoe has a heel and an embellishment fitted around the heel and which is detachably clamped around the heel. The embellishment includes a clamping bracket as well as an ornament which has the look of an artistically shaped artificial flower. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353840

Insole and shoe comprising a removable insole

An insole designed for supporting a foot after the insole is inserted in a shoe and which abuts a sole section of the shoe includes an integral plastic material forming a flexible planar base layer out of which numerous resilient studs arise. The insole is easily manufactured and provides a comfortable feeling. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353839

Shoe insole

A shoe insole is provided which has a balance adjustability and a shock absorbability, can maintain a balance with a standard foot shape without discomfort, and improves fit and comfort by fitting to a user's foot. The insole is used by insertion into an inner bottom part of a shoe and includes a part that supports an arch of the foot, a part that recovers the balance of the foot to standard values, and a part that supports a heel of an underside of the foot, which improves stability and fit feel. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353838

Sole structure for shoes

A sole structure for shoes includes a midsole and a plate member made of a hard resin harder than the midsole, which is joined to a lower surface of the midsole. The plate member includes a first reinforcement portion extending rearwardly from a position corresponding to a portion in the rear of a thenar of a user along a medial side arch region and a second reinforcement portion extending rearwardly on a lateral side from the position corresponding to the portion in the rear of the thenar of the user so as to avoid a position corresponding to a portion more frontward than a center of a fifth metatarsal bone.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353837

Custom article of footwear and method of making the same

The present invention teaches a method of making a custom article of footwear. Further, the article of footwear can include a knitted upper and means for cushioning. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353836

Footwear including lightweight sole structure providing enhanced comfort, flexibility and performance features

An article of footwear includes an upper, and a sole structure including a midsole structure and an outsole structure, where the midsole structure is located between the upper and the outsole structure. The midsole structure includes a plurality of members arranged in layers within the midsole structure, the plurality of members including a first cushion member formed of a first compressible material, a second cushion member formed of a second compressible material, and a plate disposed between the first and second cushion members, where the plate includes at least one flexure groove extending along a surface of the plate that is transverse a length of the plate such that the plate is configured to bend at the flexure groove.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353835

Torsion control bridge for shoe

A shoe and method of manufacturing same, the shoe including: an upper configured to receive therein a foot of a wearer of the shoe, the upper comprising a closure and a tongue configured to cover a top portion of the foot; a front sole portion attached to a front portion of a bottom surface of the upper; a heel sole portion attached to a heel portion of the bottom surface of the upper; and a torsion control bridge connecting the front and heel sole portions, wherein a window is formed between the torsion control bridge and a portion of the bottom surface of the upper located between the front and heel sole portions.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353834

Footwear including lightweight outsole structure and method of forming outsole structure

An article of footwear includes an outsole structure, where the outsole structure includes a plurality of layers with at least two rubber layers and at least one textile layer disposed between the two rubber layers. The outsole structure can further include a base structure including the plurality of layers and a plurality of ground engaging structures coupled with and extending from a surface of an exposed rubber layer of the base structure.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353833

Wrap-around wire support for shoe

A shoe including: an upper configured to receive therein a foot of a wearer, the upper comprising a closure and a tongue configured to cover a top portion of the foot; at least one wire lace coupled to opposing edges of the closure and configured to pull the opposing edges of the closure closer together to tighten the closure around the foot, and configured to release and allow the opposing edges to move away from each other to loosen the closure around the foot; and at least one support wire coupled to the at least one wire lace, wherein the at least one support wire wraps around a lateral, bottom and medial side of the upper such that when the at least one wire lace tightens the closure around the foot, the at least one support wire tightens around the lateral, bottom and medial sides of the upper.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353832

Liquid impervious foot wear

A protector for the associated foot of an associated human person which includes a plastic enclosure dimensioned and configured for enclosing the associated foot of an associated human person, the enclosure having only a single opening dimensioned and configured for entrance and exit of the associated human foot; the plastic enclosure has first and second layers proximate to the opening defining a channel proximate to and surrounding the single opening and a drawstring disposed in the channel enabling the user to snuggly position the single opening proximate to the associated body of a human person. In other embodiments use other means for snuggly gathering the plastic enclosure to embrace the associated ankle of the user including a strap for snuggly gathering the plastic enclosure to embrace the associated ankle of the user.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353831

Soft shell boots and waterproof/breathable moisture transfer composites and liner for in-line skates, ice-skates, hockey skates, snowboard boots, aplpine boots, hiking boots and the like

The soft boot and liner include a moisture transfer system that includes an inner fabric layer carefully selected from technically advanced fabrics. A series of layers are provided outside the inner liner including foam material layers, spacer fabrics and breathable membranes, in various orders. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353830

Footwear with interchangeable bootie system

An interchangeable bootie system includes an article of footwear and a plurality of interchangeable booties. Each bootie includes a support system configured to provide targeted support to different regions of the foot. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353829

Boot with instep-comforting feature

A boot includes a boot body having a wearing space of a wearer's foot, an elastic recovering member positioned on the boot body, and a shielding sheet partially fixed on the boot body and configured to cover the elastic recovering member. The boot body includes a breaking section having an aperture positioned around a position of the boot body corresponding to an instep of the wearer's foot. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353828

Footwear having an embroidery pattern

A footwear includes a sole and an upper. The upper is connected to the sole and cooperates with the sole to define an accommodating space that is adapted for receiving a human foot therein. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353827

Helmet providing weather protection

The present invention provides a helmet configured for affording hands free weather protection, such as an air canopy, for a user of the helmet. The helmet comprises a helmet body and an induction system including an air intake fan mounted atop of the helmet body to gather ambient air into the helmet body and to channel the air through a series of vent outlets positioned around the largest circumference of the helmet.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353826

Rebounding cushioning helmet liner

An energy absorbing liner system and method of making it, preferably by thermoforming. A helmet has an energy absorbing inner system positioned inside the shell. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353825

Energy-absorbing structure with defined multi-phasic crush properties

An impact-absorbing structure that includes a plurality of interconnected cells forming a sheet, each cell having a sidewall and a longitudinal axis. Each cell may be configured to absorb energy through plastic deformation in response to an applied load, and a sidewall of at least one cell may include a geometric perturbation that is oriented in a direction that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cell. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353824

Disposable visor

A disposable visor to be worn on a user's head comprises a substantially flat body made of a flexible sheet material. The flat body includes a bill section that projects forwardly from the user's head when the visor is worn by the user to shield the user's face from the sun and a head-band section that connects to the bill section and forms a continuous uninterrupted band that encircles the user's head. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353823

Headwear with deployable protective material

Headwear comprising a common baseball cap with an additional section of material permanently attached to the rear of the baseball cap. In a preferred embodiment, the section of material may either be tucked into and concealed under the baseball cap or selectively deployed over the head, ears, and neck of the wearer. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353822

Magnetic cutting system and method

A magnetic cutting system includes a magnetic cutting mat assembly. The magnetic cutting mat assembly includes a cutting mat, and a magnetic layer attached to the cutting mat. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353821

Systems and methods for eyelash extensions

Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for applying branched eyelash extensions, wherein two types of eyelash extensions are coupled to the user's natural eyelash. In embodiments, an eyelash extension of a first type may be coupled to a user's natural lash in a first direction, and an eyelash extension of a second type may be coupled to the user's natural lash in a second direction.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353820

Lightweight, breathable, waterproof, soft shell composite apparel and technical alpine apparel

The apparel is constructed from various combinations of layers of materials with moisture transfer properties. A first liner of moisture transfer fabrics abuts a second layer of structural material such as open-cell foam. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353819

Moisture control garment

A moisture control garment formed of a material that has moisture wicking (hydrophobic) properties joined to another material that has moisture absorbing (hydrophilic) properties. In certain embodiments, the moisture wicking and moisture absorbing materials are of similar thickness, have the same estimated shrinkage percentage, and the fibers of such materials are positioned in the same direction.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353818

Next to skin garments manufactured from a fabric coated with a composite material based on metal oxides and ainorganic material

A non compression garment and specially “next to skin” articles based on a fabric coated with a composite material on the basis of metal oxides and inorganic material emitting in the far infrared range which comprises a composite material including a polymer matrix with embedded particles of an inorganic material capable of emitting far-infrared radiation, a fabric surrounding a body part of the user and having at least a part or the whole of it covered with the said composite material which comprises metal oxides and inorganic material, where the fabric is printed with the composite material for forming a pattern, and surrounds any body part of the user, such as arms, throat, torso, thigh, or calf for increasing of the temperature of the skin, improving blood circulation to the microcapillaries thereunder, to the upper and lower limbs, improving the muscle power, decreasing the lactic acid in the muscles and the free radicals, and for reducing the appearance of cellulite.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353817

Wind up mitt

The wind up mitt is an ambidextrous, single hand[,] mitt made of a plurality of materials with [a] stitched-in woven belting strap, which extends longitudinally within the length of the mitt, and further extends beyond the end of the mitt, and is equipped with either [a] buckle or hook and loop attachments[.] corresponding buckles or hook and loops attachments are loop stitched onto both sides of the mitt's exterior to facilitate hand-loop winding, binding, and storage of linear flexible material items such as, but not limited to: electrical extension cords, electrical cables, stranded wire electrical holiday lights, ropes, cords, flexible hoses, flexible tubing, cloth measuring tapes, stranded electrical wire and solid electrical wire. This device, along with the wound up linear flexible material item, may be vertically hung on a receiving peg or hook for storage, and a hook and loop closure is stitched within the mitt's hand opening to help seal the mitt's interior during storage.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353816

Multi-purpose garment convertible to a tote bag

A system for use in a tote bag mode and a garment mode has a body of fabric having a first longitudinal side having a first sleeve formed along an outer edge and a parallel second longitudinal side having a second sleeve formed along an outer edge. A first drawstring operates in the first sleeve and a second drawstring operates in the second sleeve. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353815

Loupe light-compatible attachable face shield

A face shield adapted to protect the face from biohazards during medical procedures is disclosed. The central portion of the face shield includes a horizontally centered cut out that extends downwardly from a top edge. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353814

Protective sleeve

A protective sleeve, designed to protect the user's arm, while working in the garden and/or automotive projects, comprises a sleeve portion that extends from the wrist to the bicep. The sleeve is made up of a stretchable mesh or woven material of cotton, which keeps the sleeve in place and does not require any elastic strings.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353813

Garment assembly having light-reflective element and light-emitting element

An apparatus includes a garment assembly and a light-reflective element mounted to the garment assembly. A light-emitting element is configured to be mounted to the garment assembly relative to the light-reflective element.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353812

Women's easy-on one-piece bathing suit

A women's one-piece bathing suit garment including a bodice panel and an underwear portion is described. The bodice panel has a vertically placed connection mechanism which forms the torso of the garment. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353811

Padded pants and/or shorts

Pants may comprise an outer layer of material, an inner layer of material, and a pad. The outer layer of material may define an outside of the pants. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353810

Knit bra and method of manufacture thereof

The invention provides bras having enhanced dynamic performance and comfort as well as a method of manufacture thereof. Two-dimensional knitting is utilized to generate three-dimensional structures in the bra that conform to unique three-dimensional shapes of the wearer.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353809

Multi-purpose garment for infants

A swaddling garment or sleep sack for infants has a main body and at least one arm sleeve which can be either removably or non-removably attached to the garment. An infant pacifier is attached, either removably or non-removably, to the remote end of the arm sleeve. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353808

Sock for use when cleaning

A watertight sock with vent holes for use when cleaning is made from, for example, rubber, latex, or nitrile. Vent holes provide for sufficient ventilation. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353807

Abrasive resistant garment

A protective undergarment having reinforced areas in particular locations, such as the knees and seat. The garment is made of an abrasive resistant fabric, such as aramid fibers, in particular, kevlar, and is preferably made in a woven or knitted pattern so as to be soft to the touch and breathable so that the garment is comfortable to wear under clothing. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353806

Bulge for panty, incorporating stuffing for buttock enhancement

In order to achieve that, the bulge (1) has sinuous flanks (2) and a top edge with rounded sections (2) concordant with a light cavity (4). From the top cavity (4) extends uprightly a discrete central crease (5), delimiting the two bands (6) of the bulge (1), which are incorporated with a soft stuffing in its doubled tissue made of 60% polyurethane and 40% polyester. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353805

E-vapor devices including pre-sealed cartridges

An e-vapor device may include a cartridge configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein. The e-vapor device may additionally include a dispensing body including a ratchet assembly and configured to receive a vaporizer to interact with the ratchet assembly. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353804

Electronic vapor provision device

An electronic vapor provision device comprising a power cell and a vaporizer, wherein the vaporizer comprises a heating element and a heating element support, and wherein the heating element support is a flat planar substrate.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353803

Atomizer and electronic cigarette using the same

An electronic cigarette includes a container for storing a tobacco flavored liquid, an atomizer connected to the container to atomize the tobacco flavored liquid by an electric heating, a battery tube to power the atomizer, and an actuating film movably positioned in the battery tube to control the atomizer.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353802

Cartridge for an aerosol-generating system

A cartridge for use in an aerosol-generating system is provided, including a liquid storage portion including a housing configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the liquid storage portion including at least two parts in fluid communication with each other; a first part of the liquid storage portion including a heater assembly, a first capillary material, provided in contact with the heater assembly, and a second capillary material in contact with the first capillary material and spaced apart from the heater assembly by the first capillary material; and a second part of the liquid storage portion including a container configured to hold the liquid aerosol-forming substrate in liquid form to supply the liquid to the second capillary material.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353801

Cartridge with a heater assembly for an aerosol-generating system

An aerosol-generating system including a cartridge is provided, the cartridge including a liquid storage portion including a housing configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an opening; and a heater assembly including at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across an opening of the housing, wherein a width of the at least one heater element of the heater assembly is smaller than a width of the opening of the housing. The heater element may be spaced from a periphery of the opening, leading to more efficient heating and aerosol production.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353800

Dual-source vaporizer

A dual-source vaporizer that allows a user to produce dry herb vapor, e-liquid vapor, or a combination vapor having both dry herb vapor and e-liquid vapor. The dual-source vaporizer has a dry herb vaporizer, an e-liquid vaporizer, and a combining tank. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353799

Non-porous atomizer chamber

A nonporous atomizer chamber atomizes a tobacco substance and is operable with a vaporizer. The chamber is fabricated from a nonporous material composition that is generally not permeable to water, gas, or other fluids. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353798

Electronic cigarette device

An electronic cigarette device includes an atomizer and a battery rod, a retaining member is provided on an outer peripheral surface of one end of the atomizer, and an engaging groove is provided on an end surface of one end of the battery rod and configured to accommodate one end of the atomizer, a side wall of the engaging groove is provided with a guide groove extending in a radial direction of the batter rod, a directing groove extending along a circumferential direction of the battery rod and in communication with the guide groove, and a retaining groove for accommodating the retaining member and extending from one end, away from the guide groove, of the directing groove towards the end surface of the battery rod, and a stopper is formed between the guide groove and the retaining groove to prevent the retaining member from moving towards the guide groove.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353797

Carbon heat source and flavor inhaler

A carbon heat source (10) is equipped with: a cylindrical section (11) provided with a cavity (11a) through which there is ventilation communication in the longitudinal axis direction (l) of the carbon heat source (10); and an ignition end (12) which is provided further to the ignition side of the carbon heat source (10) than the cylindrical section (11). Therein, a groove (12a) which connects with the cavity (11a) is formed on the end surface (e) of the ignition side of the ignition end (12).. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353796

Complex functional smokeless cigarette

The present invention discloses a complex functional smokeless cigarette, comprising a sealing pipe, a cartridge, an inhaling piece, and a sealing top cap. The cartridge is built-in and disposed in the sealing pipe, and the inhaling piece is fixedly connected to a top of the cartridge. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353795

Acyl nornicotines reduce sensory irritation in tobacco and nicotine products

A smokeless tobacco product or medicinal nicotine product including nicotine and acyl nornicotine. Preferably, the acyl nornicotine is selected from the group consisting of n-pentanoylnornicotine, n-hexanoylnornicotine, n-heptanolynornicotine, n-octanoylnornicotine, n-nonanoylnornicotine, n-decanoylnornicotine, n-undecanoylnornicotine, and n-dedecanoylnornicotine. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353794

Device for producing spray-dried agglomerates

The invention is in the field of devices for producing particles, in particular large agglomerate particles.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353793

Roasting and glazing apparatus and method of cleaning thereof employing electronic techniques for detecting boiling of water during steam cleaning operation

A method of steam cleaning a roaster bowl, such as one used in a roasting/glazing apparatus, in which an electronic technique is employed to determine, during cleaning, whether water is boiling within the roaster bowl. The method entails adding water into a roaster bowl having sugar adhered thereto and placing a cover on top of the roaster bowl. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353792

Roasting and glazing apparatus

A roasting and glazing apparatus comprising a roaster housing, a roaster bowl disposed within the roaster housing for receiving a mixture of nuts and sugar, an agitator rotatably mounted within the roaster bowl for mixing the mixture, and a heater controlled to selectively heat the roaster bowl. The agitator includes at least two blades for mixing the nut/sugar mixture during a roasting or glazing operation. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353791

Displacing apparatus with serial chambers for use with food product roll peeler

A peeling apparatus and method using rotating rollers as a peeling bed includes a mechanism that moves food products through the peeling bed. The mechanism has multiple walls mounted to a continuous loop that is driven over the peeling bed to define cavities between each adjacent pair of walls. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353790

Process and apparatus for extraction at room temperature of juice and puree from food products

A process for optimizing the efficiency of extraction at room temperature of juice or puree from pulps of fruit and vegetables, responsive to their consistency. The pulps are first cut and softened in a first section of the machine, where a rotor applies pulses to the pulps in quick succession against a stator having protrusions on the inner surface. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353789

Nutrition composition suppressing growth of protozoan parasites of blood cells

Compositions, comprising one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of tryptophan, methionine, phenylalanine, valine, leucine, histidine, lysine and threonine, and isoleucine at a content of not more than 1.5 wt % relative to the total amount of the nutrition composition, provide a more economical and effective nutrition composition for suppressing the growth of hemocytozoon such as malaria parasite and the like.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353788

Thickener composition for dysphagia patients

The invention relates to thickening compositions for thickening nutritional products to make the nutritional product suitable for consumption by dysphagia patients, said thickening composition comprising starch, xanthum gum and/or methylcellulose and galactomannan and/or glucomannan.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353787

Method of making smoothies and prepackaged frozen smoothie products

A method and apparatus for providing smoothies and in particular, green smoothies, to consumers and to retail businesses for resale without the need for a blender is disclosed. According to the method, a smoothie mixture is made according to a variety of recipes and then frozen into cubes that dimensions with surface to volume ratios that allow the cubes to be quickly reconstituted into a smoothie beverage by adding hot water and vigorously shaking the mixture. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353786

Compositions and methods to create natural curing foods

A natural food composition or nutraceutical compositions comprising a compound or a mixture of compounds selected from the group consisting of organic super foods, without any genetically modified or toxic ingredients, all prepared mechanically, thereby, these nutraceutical compositions act as medicine, to control symptoms, prevent, and treat a broad range of health issues. In addition to providing daily nutritional value, needed in the human body, to promote general well-being, my invention is distinguished from prior art, in the way, my methods of integrative approaches use manufactured thought-out mechanical processes, without high temperatures, that protect food from losing their nutrients and medicinal properties, whereby, becoming “disease preventive food” as “dietary and culinary interventions” with “real food or mechanically processed food” designed as a safe and cost-effective alternative to drugs. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353785

Pulsed light treatment system with rotary light table

An apparatus for treating product, such as foodstuffs, has the product delivered to the surface of a rotating conveyor element. Without limitation, one form of the invention has a base that presents a generally planar top or upper surface, with a circular perimeter. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353784

Safflower oil emulsion as dietary supplement and preparation thereof

Novel safflower oil emulsion and method of preparation. The safflower oil is 100% all natural, non-genetically modified organism (gmo), expeller pressed, solvent free, linoleic fatty acid rich oil wherein the linoleic fatty acid content is in a range from approximately 70% to approximately 80% of the total safflower oil that is mixed with a purified water and a mixture of at least one of an emulsifier, a flavoring, a natural sweetener, a natural coloring agent, and a gum. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353783

Drinking water formulation and method and article relating to same

Homeopathic water compositions are described, as well as beverage articles for making drinking water formulations with such compositions. One such beverage article includes a water bottle, and a dispensing cap adapted to be secured to the water bottle. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353782

Beverage composition and process of producing the same

The process of producing a beverage for enhancing athletic performance comprises selecting an amount of beet product as a solute. The process of producing a beverage includes infusing water with a molecular hydrogen in a desired amount to produce hydrogen infused water as a solvent. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353781

Nut butter spread with sliced nuts and process for making the same

A nut butter spread is described to include nut portions blended in a nut butter base. The nut portions are derived from nuts having been finished (e.g., prior to introduction to the nut butter base) via a slicing operation.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353780

Nut butter spread with sliced nuts and process for making the same

A nut butter spread is described to include nut portions blended in a nut butter base. The nut portions are derived from nuts having been finished (e.g., prior to introduction to the nut butter base) via a slicing operation.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353779

Roasting and glazing method

A method of producing roasted and glazed nuts comprising the steps of providing a roaster apparatus having a roaster bowl, placing water and a mixture of nuts and sugar in the roaster bowl, mixing the water and the mixture, heating the roaster bowl while mixing to produce roasted and sugar coated nuts, adding water to the roaster bowl to produce roasted and glazed nuts, and lifting a cantilever arm coupled to the roaster's housing to raise the roaster bowl from a fully lowered position to a raised position. A first piston coupled to the bowl support is engaged during the raising of the roaster bowl to provide a counterforce to the bowl assembly's weight. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353778

Roasting and glazing method

A method of roasting nuts comprises placing water and a mixture of nuts and sugar in a roaster bowl, mixing the water and mixture, heating the roaster bowl during mixing to roast and sugar coat the nuts, covering the roaster bowl with a cover after roasting and sugar coating, adding water to a reservoir disposed within the cover wherein the reservoir includes at least one metering hole, flowing through the metering hole, from the reservoir to the roaster bowl, the water added to the reservoir, glazing the nuts during the flowing of water into the roaster bowl from the reservoir, and removing the cover from the roaster bowl after glazing the nuts. The measured flow of water through the reservoir results in well coated glazed nuts and prevents the formation of a large burst of steam, thus protecting the operator against being scalded during glazing of the roasted nuts, as well as providing other benefits.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353777

Use of saponins to replace egg whites in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

A method for creating a foam in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The method includes providing a recipe for a beverage that includes egg whites as an ingredient. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353776

Method for preparing bacon

A method for preparing bacon may include: a provision step for providing an impervious film; an initial deposition step where at least one rind, having on one of its faces a variable thickness of fat, is spread on the film; a first deposition step where a first layer of pork meat is spread on the variable thickness of fat of the rind, thus forming an assembly; a packaging step during which the assembly is enclosed under vacuum in the impervious film forming a sealed pouch; a pressing step where the sealed pouch is disposed in a mould and compressed; a cooking step where the sealed pouch is cooked in the mould; a cooling step where the sealed pouch is cooled in the mould; a step of removal from the mould, where the sealed pouch is discharged from the mould; and an unpouching step, where the sealed pouch is removed.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353775

Hydration control for choline salts

The present disclosure relates to choline salt compositions, and methods of preparing the same, containing choline salts, sugar alcohols, alginates, phosphate salts, or combinations thereof. The compositions are free flowing and compatible in various manufacturing processes.. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353774

Nutritional compositions comprising spore-forming probiotics

Disclosed are nutritional compositions for pediatric subjects, such as children's nutritional products and infant formulas, which include a protein or protein equivalent source, a fat, a carbohydrate, and a spore-forming probiotic.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353773

Large agglomerate particles

The invention is in the technical field of particles; more particularly, the invention relates to large agglomerate particles obtainable by spray-drying agglomeration.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353772

Edible pet chew

An edible pet chew 114 has a first casing 10 of plant base material and a second protein 12 of flavored material for example jerky that is wrapped with the first sheet to form alternating layers in the edible pet chew.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353771

Handheld concealed pill morsel former

A handheld concealed pill morsel former enables a user to easily conceal a pill within a morsel of malleable food product without excessive handling of the malleable food product. A first arm and a second arm are configured to rotated toward a top and bottom opening of a mold body cavity, respectively. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353770

Animal feed blocks and methods and systems for their production

Low moisture feed blocks deliver supplemental nutrients to animals and are free or substantially free of molasses by using concentrated separator by-product as a molasses replacement. A premixture of concentrated separator by-product and added sugar may be ph-adjusted and concentrated to a high solids content. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353769

Process and composition for making an alcohol-containing frozen comestible

A process for making an alcohol-containing frozen comestible substantially devoid of ice crystal agglomerations and/or ice crystal striations and/or trapped air and/or liquids is provided. The process includes substantially flash freezing an alcohol-containing liquid composition so as to produce a substantially single-phase solid alcohol-containing composition. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353768

Automated cleaning system for food processor and method

A self-contained system is provided for cleaning a food flow path in a food processor. The system can be operably engaged without requiring disassembly and reassembly of the food processor or can be operably engaged after a partial disassembly of the food processor. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353767

Ice cream dispensing device and method and machine for making ice cream

Simultaneously transferring a portion of basic ice cream product from the processing container to a serving container and transferring the additional flavor from the open capsule to the basic ice cream product to produce a variegated ice cream product, which is defined by combining the basic product and the additional flavor.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353766

Chilled product post-processing apparatus and methods

A method of processing a chilled food product includes providing a product in a storage container, wherein the product has a frozen portion and a non-frozen portion in the storage container, and the frozen portion has a granular size. The method also includes mixing the frozen portion of the product with the non-frozen portion of the product within the storage container, flowing the frozen portion and non-frozen portion into contact with a shearing apparatus, and shearing at least the frozen portion with the shearing apparatus, thereby reducing the granular size of the frozen portion. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353765

Coating for edible cores; system and process of coating; and coated products prepared therefrom

Isomalt hard coatings prepared from isomalt, a surfactant, and a coating binder provide good hard crunchy coating with good color without the usual stickiness problems typically associated with isomalt hard coating processes.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353764

Cooked caramel compositions and related food products

Cooked and uncooked caramel slurries and products prepared using the cooked caramel slurries, and methods of preparing caramel slurries and coating a cooked caramel slurry onto a food piece.. . ...

12/08/16 / #20160353763

Edible candle kit

An edible candle kit includes an emblematic mold, a multi-phase edible composition, a candle, and a candle holder; the multi-phase edible composition having a liquid state and a solid state. The multi-phase edible composition is melted into the liquid state, wherein the emblematic mold is used to shape and retain the multi-phase edible composition as the multi-phase edible composition is transformed into the solid state. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353762

Installation for producing and/or processing confectionery masses and method for producing and/or processing confectionery masses

An installation and method for producing and/or processing confectionery masses which are made from at least one liquid raw material and granular and/or powdery raw materials. The installation includes at least a first mixing container and at least one further product-processing device. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353761

Cold brew espresso manufacturing process

A new method and system cold brewing espresso is described. The system employs an in-line percolator filter housing and a liquid pump. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353760

Methods for making shelf-stable cultured dairy products

Disclosed are processes for producing cultured dairy products, such as yogurt, that are shelf-stable without refrigeration. Such processes can include contacting a milk base having from 0.5 to 1.9 wt. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353759

Filtration system

A filtration system is arranged to safely vent a storage room into which a fog mixture is introduced. Venting the storage room reduces and/or prevents a substantial increase in the internal pressure of the storage room. ...

12/08/16 / #20160353758